1-5 Confusing Words
Choose the correct answer.
1- Although his story sounded very convincing at first, it turned out that the whole thing was ………. .
A) constructed B) manufactured C) fabricated D) grown E) materialised
2- Her qualifications were excellent, but what the director particularly liked about her was her ………..
A) confident B) confidential C) confusing D) complex E) conflicted
3- The cost of rail………. has only risen slightly over the past few years.
A) travel B) voyage C) cruise D) journey E) vacation
4- If Aston Villa ………. the championship this season, they will play in the European Champions League next season.
A) score B) beat C) draw D)gain E) win
5- The ………. tyrant, Maximillian Robespierre, was responsible for the Reign of Terror in France, lasting from 1793 to 1794, during which thousands of people of all classes were beheaded by the guillotine.
A) genius B) infamous C) faithful D) unknown E) invaluable
6- Our trainer ………. us how to use the safety equipment.
A) advised B) suggested C) invited D) showed E) asked
7- Most citizens of Britain, …….. the insane and criminals, can be called to jury service, that is to help decide the guilt or innocence of an accused person.
A) denying B) excluding C) implementing D) discovering E) adopting
8-Taxi drivers in Istanbul………. their prices by thirty percent last week.
A) rose B) ascended C) raised D) arose E) aroused
9-The area was almost bare, having only a few small bushes, so there was hardly any ………. to sit under at all.
A) shade B) silhouettes C) jungle D) shadow E) forest
10 – Pyrite is better known as fool’s gold because, although at first sight it appears similar to gold, in contrast to the high price of gold, it is virtually ………. .
A) invaluable B) costly C) genuine D) creditable E) worthless
11- The words ‘dear’ and ‘deer’ sound ……….; however, they have completely different meanings.
A) likely B) alive C) likeable D) alike E) lively
12- The ………. reason that he changed his job was that
he didn’t like travelling abroad on business.
A) principal B) moral C) morale D) eligible E) principle
13- Your dress looks lovely. Bright floral fabrics have always ……….
A) fitted B) matched C) suited D) complimented E) appealed
14- The doctor is with another patient at the moment, but he will be
available …………. .
A) currently B) presently C) permanently D) occasionally E) momentarily
15- Tour advice about living in Istanbul was ………. to me and
helped me settle in here quickly and easily.
A) worthless B) valueless C) worthy D) invaluable E) viable
16- Climbers attach ropes to themselves and to the rock face they are climbing in order to ……….. themselves from falling very far if they slip.
A) avoid B) ignore C) dissuade D) prevent E) miss
17- While digging the foundations of the new council offices, the workmen ………. the remains of a Roman bath.
A) invented B) indicated C) displayed D) devised E) discovered
18- You can use the company car at the weekend as long as you are careful with it and don’t……….. it.
A) disuse B) dissolve C) unuse D) refuse E) misuse
19- We’ve decided to sell our car and buy a more …………… one, which won’t keep breaking down at the most inconvenient times.
A) reliable B) dependent C) sensible D) audible E) sensitive
20- Has anybody got any ………. suggestions of how we can celebrate our club’s tenth anniversary?
A) insensitive B) sensitive C) senseless D) sensible E) insensible
21- I thought I had just mislaid my glasses, but. as I’ve been looking for them for two days without success, I’m beginning to think I’ve ………. them.
A) loosened B) lost C) founded D) broken E) crashed
22- When we were children, our grandfather used to ………. us wonderful stories about his adventures in India.
A) say B) comment C) state D) talk E) tell
23- Forty percent of America’s immense prison population are ………. and a total of 21 million ordinary Americans cannot even read at a fourth-grade level.
A) illiterate B) illegitimate C) edible D) illegible E) eligible
24- Police have never been able to identify the men who ………..paintings from the National Art Gallery seven years ago.
A) robbed B) kidnapped C) mugged D) stole E) broke into
25- Look! If we sign up for a ‘Gima’ card, we could win something and the top ……….. is a Fiat Uno.
A) gift B) price C) reward D) medal E) prize
l.C 2.A 3.A 4.E 5.B 6.D 7.B 8.C 9.A 10.E
11.D 12.A 13.C 14.B 15.D 16.D 17.E 18.E 19.A 20.D
21.B 22.E 23.A 24.D 25.E