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

  • 26. 
    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 always look forward to my English lessons. 
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

  • 27. 
    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).  Supermarkets know that customers who come in for essential items like milk and bread are often tempted by special offers on other products.
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

  • 28. 
    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).  We had been working very hard, and were yearning for a holiday. 
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

  • 29. 
    Fill in a blank by adding one of the following prefixes, so that the word in bold is correct in the context of the sentence. Use each prefix once only. auto      bi      circum      co      inter      micro      mono      over      post      pre      semi      sub      tele      trans      under      uni Thanks to Internet technology, companies can hold ……….conferences with their agents and customers around the world without leaving the office.
  • 30. 
    Fill in a blank by adding one of the following prefixes, so that the word in bold is correct in the context of the sentence. Use each prefix once only. auto      bi      circum      co      inter      micro      mono      over      post      pre      semi      sub      tele      trans      under      uni The conference is a ……….annual event, and usually takes place in March and September.
  • 31. 
    Fill in a blank by adding one of the following prefixes, so that the word in bold is correct in the context of the sentence. Use each prefix once only. auto      bi      circum      co      inter      micro      mono      over      post      pre      semi      sub      tele      trans      under      uni In her new ……….biography, the travel writer and broadcaster Lucy Apps treats her readers to some fascinating tales about her life on the open road.
  • 32. 
    Fill in a blank by adding one of the following prefixes, so that the word in bold is correct in the context of the sentence. Use each prefix once only. auto      bi      circum      co      inter      micro      mono      over      post      pre      semi      sub      tele      trans      under      uni Email and social networking websites have ……….formed the way people communicate.
  • 33. 
    Fill in a blank by adding one of the following prefixes, so that the word in bold is correct in the context of the sentence. Use each prefix once only. auto      bi      circum      co      inter      micro      mono      over      post      pre      semi      sub      tele      trans      under      uni Despite being knocked out of the World Cup in the ……….-final, there was a great sense of elation, and the certainty that we would go all the way the next time.
  • 34. 
    Fill in a blank by adding one of the following prefixes, so that the word in bold is correct in the context of the sentence. Use each prefix once only. auto      bi      circum      co      inter      micro      mono      over      post      pre      semi      sub      tele      trans      under      uni People enjoy their jobs much more if they get on with their ……….-workers.
  • 35. 
    Fill in a blank by adding one of the following prefixes, so that the word in bold is correct in the context of the sentence. Use each prefix once only. auto      bi      circum      co      inter      micro      mono      over      post      pre      semi      sub      tele      trans      under      uni If you knew about all the potentially dangerous ……….-organisms that live on an average dishcloth, you would probably never use one again!
  • 36. 
    Fill in a blank by adding one of the following prefixes, so that the word in bold is correct in the context of the sentence. Use each prefix once only. auto      bi      circum      co      inter      micro      mono      over      post      pre      semi      sub      tele      trans      under      uni ……….sex fragrances are believed to be a modern invention, but a century ago all perfumes were for men and women alike, and people just chose the one they liked the most.
  • 37. 
    Fill in a blank by adding one of the following prefixes, so that the word in bold is correct in the context of the sentence. Use each prefix once only. auto      bi      circum      co      inter      micro      mono      over      post      pre      semi      sub      tele      trans      under      uni The city is so ……….populated that it is almost impossible to find anywhere to live.
  • 38. 
    Choose the verb which describes the actions in the following sentences.  congeal      crack      erode      evaporate      expand      explode      fade      freeze      leak      rise      rotate      slide      smolder      spill      spin      stretch     vibrate      wobble Water changing from a liquid to a solid state because of the cold. .........
  • 39. 
    Choose the verb which describes the actions in the following sentences.  congeal      crack      erode      evaporate      expand      explode      fade      freeze      leak      rise      rotate      slide      smolder      spill      spin      stretch     vibrate      wobble The drum in a washing machine moving very quickly in its final stage of a wash. ……………
  • 40. 
    Choose the verb which describes the actions in the following sentences.  congeal      crack      erode      evaporate      expand      explode      fade      freeze      leak      rise      rotate      slide      smolder      spill      spin      stretch     vibrate      wobble The disc tray opening and closing on a computer.  ……………
  • 41. 
    Choose the verb which describes the actions in the following sentences.  congeal      crack      erode      evaporate      expand      explode      fade      freeze      leak      rise      rotate      slide      smolder      spill      spin      stretch     vibrate      wobble Water slowly turning into vapour.  ……………
  • 42. 
    Choose the verb which describes the actions in the following sentences.  congeal      crack      erode      evaporate      expand      explode      fade      freeze      leak      rise      rotate      slide      smolder      spill      spin      stretch     vibrate      wobble Cooking fat or oil becoming solid on an unwashed plate.  ……………
  • 43. 
    Choose the verb which describes the actions in the following sentences.  congeal      crack      erode      evaporate      expand      explode      fade      freeze      leak      rise      rotate      slide      smolder      spill      spin      stretch     vibrate      wobble The planet Earth moving around on its axis.  ……………
  • 44. 
    Choose the verb which describes the actions in the following sentences.  congeal      crack      erode      evaporate      expand      explode      fade      freeze      leak      rise      rotate      slide      smolder      spill      spin      stretch     vibrate      wobble A loose wheel on a car.  ……………
  • 45. 
    Choose the verb which describes the actions in the following sentences.  congeal      crack      erode      evaporate      expand      explode      fade      freeze      leak      rise      rotate      slide      smolder      spill      spin      stretch     vibrate      wobble Gas coming out of a faulty valve.  ……………
  • 46. 
    Choose the verb which describes the actions in the following sentences.  congeal      crack      erode      evaporate      expand      explode      fade      freeze      leak      rise      rotate      slide      smolder      spill      spin      stretch     vibrate      wobble A pane of glass in a window frame when a large vehicle passes nearby.  ……………
  • 47. 
    Choose the verb which describes the actions in the following sentences.  congeal      crack      erode      evaporate      expand      explode      fade      freeze      leak      rise      rotate      slide      smolder      spill      spin      stretch     vibrate      wobble A T-shirt which has been washed so often it is losing its colour.  ……………
  • 48. 
    Choose the verb which describes the actions in the following sentences.  congeal      crack      erode      evaporate      expand      explode      fade      freeze      leak      rise      rotate      slide      smolder      spill      spin      stretch     vibrate      wobble Cliffs being slowly destroyed by the sea.  ……………
  • 49. 
    Choose the verb which describes the actions in the following sentences.  congeal      crack      erode      evaporate      expand      explode      fade      freeze      leak      rise      rotate      slide      smolder      spill      spin      stretch     vibrate      wobble Slightly damp wood on a fire giving off smoke but no flames.  ……………
  • 50. 
    Choose the verb which describes the actions in the following sentences.  congeal      crack      erode      evaporate      expand      explode      fade      freeze      leak      rise      rotate      slide      smolder      spill      spin      stretch     vibrate      wobble Coffee falling out of a cup by mistake.  ……………
  • 51. 
    Look at sentences and decide if the explanation which follows each one is true or false.Use the words and phrases in bold to help you decide. During the exam, a pencil and eraser are required. The people organising the exam will provide you with a pencil and an eraser.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 52. 
    Look at sentences and decide if the explanation which follows each one is true or false.Use the words and phrases in bold to help you decide. Parents can be made liable for their children’s debts. Parents may be legally responsible for the money their children owe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 53. 
    Look at sentences and decide if the explanation which follows each one is true or false.Use the words and phrases in bold to help you decide. He was obliged to pay back the money that he had won. He had the choice whether or not to pay back the money that he had won.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    Look at sentences and decide if the explanation which follows each one is true or false.Use the words and phrases in bold to help you decide. Students doing holiday jobs are exempt from paying income tax. Students doing holiday jobs pay a smaller amount of income tax than other people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    Look at sentences and decide if the explanation which follows each one is true or false. Use the words and phrases in bold to help you decide. The United Nations voted to impose mandatory sanctions on the country. The United Nations imposed legally-binding sanctions which had to be obeyed by everyone, without exception.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 56. 
    Look at sentences and decide if the explanation which follows each one is true or false.Use the words and phrases in bold to help you decide. Some companies force their employees to work long hours for low pay.  A lot of companies ask their employees to work long hours.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    Look at sentences and decide if the explanation which follows each one is true or false.Use the words and phrases in bold to help you decide. It was an emergency and she pressed the red button; there was no alternative. There was nothing else she could do; she had to set off the alarm by pressing the red button.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    Look at sentences and decide if the explanation which follows each one is true or false.Use the words and phrases in bold to help you decide. Classes on Wednesday afternoons are optional. It is necessary to attend classes on Wednesday afternoons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 59. 
    Look at sentences and decide if the explanation which follows each one is true or false.Use the words and phrases in bold to help you decide. It is compulsory to wear a crash helmet on a motorcycle. It is your choice whether or not to wear a crash helmet when you ride a motorcycle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 60. 
    Look at sentences and decide if the explanation which follows each one is true or false.Use the words and phrases in bold to help you decide. The museum is asking visitors for a voluntary donation of £2.  You don’t need to pay £2 to visit the museum.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False