English Vocabulary 2

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English Vocabulary 2

Dear Students, This test has been written for students who are planning to develop their vocabulary. It covers some of the main vocabulary areas that you will need for, or come across in English. To help you develop your vocabulary more effectively, you should use a good monolingual English dictionary. This should clearly explain what the words mean, show you how they are pronounced, show you their various forms where relevant (e. G. , what the noun form of an adjective is), tell you which words or phrases they collocate with, and give sample sentences to show you how the words are used. by Bahaa A. Hassan


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible.   batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng A …………… of just 25 dairy cows can produce over a thousand litres of milk a day.
  • 2. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible.   batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng Just because a film has a …………… of well-known actors, it does not necessarily mean it will be successful.
  • 3. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible.   batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng During the rainy season, huge …………… of mosquitoes make life very uncomfortable for the local residents.
  • 4. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible. batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng Shelf space in the library is so limited that there are …………… of books all over the floor.
  • 5. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible. batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng The coral reef is home to …………… of colourful fish.
  • 6. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible. batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng Airline cabin …………… do much more than just serve food to passengers.
  • 7. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible. batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng A simple …………… of tools can cost the equivalent of a month’s wages for some.
  • 8. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible. batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng The college employs a …………… of about 200
  • 9. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible. batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng A …………… of flowers is always an acceptable gift if you visit someone.
  • 10. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible. batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng During National Day celebrations, an enormous ……………of people descended on the city’s main square.
  • 11. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible. batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng In some areas of the city, ………….. of wild dogs roam the streets at night
  • 12. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible. batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng A small …………… of people sat under the tree, trying to keep warm and dry.
  • 13. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible. batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng You know winter is arriving when huge ………….. of geese and other birds can be seen heading south.
  • 14. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible. batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng The bread oven can produce a …………… of 200 loaves every hour.
  • 15. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible. batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng Hundreds of migrant workers arrive in the city every day, many carrying no more than a small...............of clothes and other personal possessions.
  • 16. 
    Complete these sentences using one of the words from the list. You may need to make your answer plural, and in some cases more than one answer is possible. batch      bunch      bundle      cast      company      crew      crowd      flock      gang      group      herd      huddle      pile      litter      pack      platoon      set      shoal      stack      staff      swarm      team      throng  …………… of youths can often be seen hanging around on street corners looking for trouble.
  • 17. 
    Decide if the words and phrases in bold in these sentences have a positive connotation (for example, they tell us that somebody likes or wants something) or a negative connotation (for example, they tell us that someone dislikes something).  The idea of travelling around the world really appeals to me.
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

  • 18. 
    Decide if the words and phrases in bold in these sentences have a positive connotation (for example, they tell us that somebody likes or wants something) or a negative connotation (for example, they tell us that someone dislikes something).  Research suggests that shoppers are attracted to brightly-lit, colourful displays. 
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

  • 19. 
    Decide if the words and phrases in bold in these sentences have a positive connotation (for example, they tell us that somebody likes or wants something) or a negative connotation (for example, they tell us that someone dislikes something).  I like him, but unfortunately, he can’t stand me. 
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

  • 20. 
    Decide if the words and phrases in bold in these sentences have a positive connotation (for example, they tell us that somebody likes or wants something) or a negative connotation (for example, they tell us that someone dislikes something).  I can never understand why people are so captivated by royal weddings. 
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

  • 21. 
    Decide if the words and phrases in bold in these sentences have a positive connotation (for example, they tell us that somebody likes or wants something) or a negative connotation (for example, they tell us that someone dislikes something).  Bigoted people disgust me with their small-minded attitudes.
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

  • 22. 
    Decide if the words and phrases in bold in these sentences have a positive connotation (for example, they tell us that somebody likes or wants something) or a negative connotation (for example, they tell us that someone dislikes something).  I’m fascinated by new technology and spend a lot of money on the latest electronic gadgets. 
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

  • 23. 
    Decide if the words and phrases in bold in these sentences have a positive connotation (for example, they tell us that somebody likes or wants something) or a negative connotation (for example, they tell us that someone dislikes something).  She’s fond of classical music, and would like to be a classical pianist. 
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

  • 24. 
    Decide if the words and phrases in bold in these sentences have a positive connotation (for example, they tell us that somebody likes or wants something) or a negative connotation (for example, they tell us that someone dislikes something).  A lot of people are keen on football, but it doesn’t interest me. 
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

  • 25. 
    Decide if the words and phrases in bold in these sentences have a positive connotation (for example, they tell us that somebody likes or wants something) or a negative connotation (for example, they tell us that someone dislikes something).  I don’t like early morning starts, and absolutely loathe having to get out of bed early. 
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative