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ENGLISH VOCABULARY

REVIEW TEST (UNITS 1-40)


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As soon as Mr Johnson knew


he was dying,
Dave and Kate had a huge
row during dinner;
Debbie gets bright red every
time she talks to you.
I had a very strict
upbringing.
I wasnt allowed

crawling.

he made a will leaving all his


money to The Red Cross.
her ashes were scattered in the
sea.
how embarrassing!

In professional football,
youre
It doesnt fit me.
It doesnt suit me.
Justins 6 months now. Hes
just started
Lisa is expecting another
baby.
Mrs Johnson was cremated
and
My girlfriend must spend a
fortune on face cream
Sally and I fell out
Since we went to university,
Sally and I seem
The babys crying again.
The day I decided to change
my career was the big
Weve got identical twins in
my class.
Will you still love me
Wome lie about their age;

20 You cant teach an old dog

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I had to study for two hours after


school and had to be in bed by 9.
I think her nappy needs
changing.
Im sure she fancies you.
Im too old for it.
Its due in November.

Its too tight.

men lie about their income.

new tricks.

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over a boy we both like.


over the hill at 35.

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to have drifted apart.


to have such a lovely
complexion.
to wear make-up until I was 14.

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turning point in my life.


when I am no longer young and
beautiful?
You cant tell them apart.

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B. Match the two columns.


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Daves such a big-head.

Do you like whiskey and


things like that?
Dont expect Tom to put any
money in the collection.
I hear Tonys just lost his job.
How is he taking it?
I need a new image.

I think Beckhams badly


injured. Hes
I told Bob that he shouldnt
leave university but he
never listens to me.
Im getting old.

Im very fond

10 Im very keen

11 Ive never been to watch


rugby.
12 It was a pretty quiet
weekend. On Sunday we

13 Mark is so vain.
14 Martin got the highest mark
in the class, but he didnt
say a word.
15 Sarah was overcome with
grief
16 Shall I open the window?

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17 The bladder
18 The food was cold, the wine
was warm and now theyve
got the bill wrong.
19 The womb
20 Why do you keep frowning?

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He never stops telling people how


clever he is.
He really can be very stubborn
when he wants.
He was absolutely stunned.

Hes always looking in the mirror.

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Hes far too modest to say


anything about it.
Hes much too mean.

I can take it or leave it, actually.

Im starting to get wrinkles around


my eyes.
Im thinking of dyeing my hair
blonde.
is a bag which collects urine
before it is passed out of the body.
Is something the matter?

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is the part of a womans body


where a baby grows and
develops.
It stinks in here.
Its not really my cup of tea.
limping over to the side of the
pitch.
of Paris. Ive been there three
times.
on jazz. Ive got about 250 CDs.
strolled round the park and then
had lunch in the pub.
Thats the last straw!
when her husband passed away.

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C. Complete the sentences with the correct word or phrase.


injured
home
fiddle
cables
skin

dizzy
scrub
toast

hay fever jetlag


detached bungalow prawns

splinter
as fit as a

plug
overslept eggplants
peeped
wounded cough

1. The old lady .................... through the curtains. She enjoyed


watching all the neighbours coming and going.
2. Ive got a .................... in my hand. Ive just been chopping some
wood.
3. Ive got ...................... It was an 18-hour flight and a 10-hour time
difference.
4. My nose is blocked up. I always get ........................ at this time of
the year.
5. I need to sit down. I feel ................... .
6. My grand-dad was .................... in the war. He got shot in the leg.
7. There was a train crash in London this morning. Several people are
seriously ....................... .
8. Thats a nasty ...................... youve got. Youve really got to stop
smoking.
9. My sisters a swimming instructor. As you can imagine,
shes ............................ .
10.A ........................ is a house with only one floor.
11.You live in a ........................ house if it stands in its own grounds.
12.My grandmother lives in a really nice old folks .................. .
13.Im allergic to ....................., Im afraid.
14.I ...................... this morning. I didnt get to the office until nearly
ten.

15.The ....................... on this iron is loose. The screws need tightening.


16.Look at the state of this bath. It could do with a
good ...................... .
17.Some of these ...................... look really old to me. I know. Wed
better find an electrician.
18.Would you like marmalade on your ....................? No, just butter.
19.Whatever you do, dont try to eat the ...................... of a banana!

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Aubergines are sometimes called ..................... .

D. Choose the correct alternative.


1. Im pleased youre going to study at Oxford. I think youve made a
very WISE/RIGHT choice.
2. A tomb is very different from a grave. GRAVES/TOMBS, always below
the ground, are where ordinary people are buried.
3. Angelina Jolie ADAPTED/ADOPTED a child from China.
4. Your brothers son is your NIECE/NEPHEW.
5. I wouldnt really call Sam a friend. Hes just a(n)
ACQUAINTANCE/PARTNER. I know him through Kirsty and Paul.
6. Lucys very SHY/TENSE. Shes always worrying about something or
other.
7. Emmas husbands such a COUCH POTATO/GOSSIP. He just sits
around all day watching TV.
8. I cant eat these vegetables. Theyve been cooked in oil. Oh, dont
be so SENSITIVE/FUSSY.
9. We won 3-0 today. it was a great result. Were over the MOON/HILL.
10.What did your dad do when you told him youd crashed the car?
He was absolutely CROSS/LIVID.
11.When my dad found out Id crashed the car, he hit the
ROOF/CEILING.
12.My mums got a small, brown SCAR/MOLE on one of her cheeks.
13.Two policemen DRAGGED/PULLED one of the protesters from the
crowd and threw him into the back of the police van.
14.I SLIPPED/TRIPPED over the dog last night and hit my head on the
coffee table.

15.You are supposed to WAVE/SHAKE the bottle before you take the
medicine.
16.I love WANDERING/WONDERING round town on Saturday, just
looking in all the shop windows.
17.Why dont you have a shave? Your face feels like
SANDPAPER/VINEGAR.
18.Penny GAZED/GLANCED at toys at the shop window, wishing it was
her birthday.
19.I think I ate my dinner too quickly. Ive got
DIARRHOEA/INDIGESTION.
20.The sauce hasnt got much flavour. Its a bit SOUR/BLAND, Im
afraid.

E. Find the odd one out.


1. Jack King Queen Prince Joker
2. King Queen Knight Soldier Rook
3. Spades Draughts Diamonds Hearts Clubs
4. Backgammon Chess Dominoes Draughts Jigsaws
5. Tripod Zoom Lens Camera Pastry Film
6. Pattern Sewing Machine Needle Material Easel
7. Toddler Adolescence Adult Teenager Middle-aged
8. Freeze Drown Choke Swallow Bleed
9. Niece Widow Widower Undertaker Mourner
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Stocky Plump Skinny Well-built Enormous

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Clogs Flip-flops Sandals Trainers Anorak

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Checked Cotton Linen Suede Silk

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Striped Denim Floral Plain Checked

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Embarrassed Guilty Nervous Excited Ashamed

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Bossy Fussy Nosey Selfish Tolerant

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Livid Irritated Furious In a rage Calm

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Brilliant Appalling Dreadful Terrible Awful

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Shake Comb Dye Wash Brush

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Scratch Nod Hit Shake Blow

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Dreadlocks Spiky Bald Fringe Ponytail

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