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Vocabulary Secondary School

A.

Choose the odd one out. 1. hairdresser 2. keyboard 3. quickly 4. impressive 5. chemistry architect mouse lovely cooker printer slowly mechanic radio immediately

information persuasion communication literature P.E. British

B.

Form adverbs from these adjectives. 1. easy 2. dangerous 3. comfortable 4. quiet 5. careful 6. lucky 7. fast 8. serious _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

C.

Match the words with their opposite. 1. old 2. early 3. fast 4. clean 5. in favour of a. empty b. against c. flexible d. young e. small

6. easy 7. strict 8. full 9. large 10. wet

f. slow g. late h. dirty i. dry j. difficult

D.

Make nouns from the verbs. 1. advertise 2. announce 3. persuade 4. read 5. communicate 6. write 7. produce 8. attract 9. feel 10. inform ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________

E.

Choose the correct answer.

1. Alice is tall and slim and has a beautiful ____________ a) position b) shape c) form d) figure e) size

2. I live in England but I was _______ in Australia. a) born b) borne c) appeared d) arrive e) brought

3. John is not very handsome, but his nose and eyes are his best _______ a) characteristics e) features b) characters c) looks d) appearances

4. Please be quiet. I can't _______ the radio. a) listen b) hear c) attend d) receive e) overhear

5. The students ________ their examination last month. a) offered b) took c) presented d) made e) assisted

6. Mrs Browns children have very good manners because they have been well _______ a) brought out d) brought up b) brought in c) brought together e) brought round

7. John is always _________ with his wife. a) discussing b) quarrelling e) recriminating c) dissenting d) consenting

8. Please don't talk in the ______________ because there is an examination in the lecture room. a) promenade b) lane c) corridor d) path e) way

9. I dont mind washing up but I hate ________ bed. a) doing b) preparing c) arranging d) making e)cleaning

10. John can't walk very well because he ____________ his ankle playing football. a) folded b) undid c) reversed d) bent e) sprained

11. That black cat has been _____________ on the wall all day. a) lying b) laying c) staying d) placing e) going

12. My father is very ____________ with his hands. a) curious b) interested c) interesting d) intelligent e) clever

13. Mrs Brown is offering a ____________ of 50,00 to anyone who finds her diamond ring. a) prize b) price c) reward d) money e) total

14. I would be __________ if you would answer my letter by return. a) nice b) good c) glad d) cheerful e) kind

15. We drove from London to Brighton in the fog and we did not _______ there till 7 p.m. a) go b) come c) be d) stay e) reach

16. He will pass his examination if he works ________. a) quietly b) strongly c) hard d) cleverly e) loudly

17. I __________ in London with Mrs Jones. a) left b) stayed c) moved d) went e) visited

18. Mary is very __________ because she has failed her examination. a) excited b) afraid c) sensitive d) sensible e) upset

19. My father told me never ___________ a lie a) to do b) to make c) to tell d) to recount e) to relate

20. During the thunderstorm the tree was ________ by lightning. a) hit F. b) flashed c) exploded d) struck e) crashed

Match the British English with the American English. 1. lorry 2. sweets 3. great 4. trousers 5. autumn 6. taxi 7. lift 8. underground 9. film 10. biscuit a. movie b. fall c. cab d. cookie e. truck f. candy g. neat h. elevator i. subway j. pants

G.

Match the colloquial words to the formal words. 1. gross 2. loo 3. fag 4. telly 5. Nope 6. Cheerio 7. Hi 8. cool a. television b. excellent c. toilet d. No e. disgusting f. Hello g. Goodbye h. cigarette

Answers Vocabulary Secondary School

A.

Choose the odd one out. 1. cooker 2. radio 3. lovely 4. impressive 5. British

B.

Form adverbs from these adjectives. 1. easy 2. dangerous 3. comfortable 4. quiet 5. careful 6. lucky 7. fast 8. serious easily dangerously comfortably quietly carefully luckily fast seriously

C.

Match the words with their opposite. 1. old 2. early 3. fast 4. clean 5. in favour of young late slow dirty against

6. easy 7. strict 8. full 9. large 10. wet

difficult flexible dirty small dry

D.

Make nouns from the verbs. 1. advertise 2. announce 3. persuade 4. read 5. communicate 6. write 7. produce 8. attract 9. feel 10. inform advertisement announcement persuasion reading communication writing production attraction feeling information

E.

Choose the correct answer.

1. Alice is tall and slim and has a beautiful shape 2. I live in England but I was born in Australia. 3. John is not very handsome, but his nose and eyes are his best features

4. Please be quiet. I can't listen the radio. 5. The students took their examination last month. 6. Mrs Browns children have very good manners because they have been well brought up. 7. John is always quarrelling with his wife. 8. Please don't talk in the corridor because there is an examination in the lecture room. 9. I dont mind washing up but I hate making bed. 10. John can't walk very well because he sprained his ankle playing football. 11. That black cat has been laying on the wall all day. 12. My father is very clever with his hands. 13. Mrs Brown is offering a reward of 50,00 to anyone who finds her diamond ring. 14. I would be nice if you would answer my letter by return. 15. We drove from London to Brighton in the fog and we did not reach there till 7 p.m. 16. He will pass his examination if he works hard. 17. I stayed in London with Mrs Jones. 18. Mary is very upset because she has failed her examination. 19. My father told me never to tell a lie 20. During the thunderstorm the tree was struck by lightning.

F.

Match the British English with the American English. 1. lorry 2. sweets 3. great 4. trousers 5. autumn 6. taxi 7. lift 8. underground 9. film 10. biscuit a. truck b. candy c. neat d. pants e. fall f. cab g. elevator h. subway i. movie j. cookie

G.

Match the colloquial words to the formal words. 1. gross 2. loo 3. fag 4. telly 5. Nope 6. Cheerio 7. Hi 8. cool a. disgusting b. toilet c. cigarette d. television e. No f. Goodbye g. Hello h. excelent