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Vocabulary for FCE

Name ____________________________
Class 5th ADV - Score ______ / 150

I.

Match the words with their definitions

1 point

to worship

to walk without hurrying, often for pleasure

to gaze

to hate very much

to glare

to look at someone or something for a very long time

to hiccup

to keep repeating a sound and have difficulty in saying

certain words because of a speach problem, nervousness,


excitement, etc.
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to slap

to quickly close and open one eye as a sign to someone,

for example a sign that what you have just said is a joke or
a secret
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to stammer

to hit someone or something quickly with the palm of the

hand or a flat object, making a loud noise


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to stagger

to look at something quickly and secretely, usually from a

place where you think you cannot be seen


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to wink

to walk in an uncontrolled way , as if you are going to fall

over
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to wipe

to clean or dry something by moving a cloth or something

soft over it
10 to stroll

to make a long low sound, for example because you are in

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pain or unhappy
11 to peep

to make a short repeated sound that you make in your

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throat without intending to, usually because you have


been eating or drinking too quickly
12 to groan

to look at someone or something in a very angry way

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13 to loathe

to love or admire someone or something very much

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II.

Complete the sentences with the most appropriate word or expression:


1 point

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1. The United Kingdom and my country .......................... a lot in many aspects.


a. different

b. differentiate

c. differ

2. I find it difficult to .......................... between British English and American English.


a. distinctive

b. extinquish

c. distinquish

3. In my country, people live to eat, ....................... in the United Kingdom people eat to live.
a. therefore

b. where

c. whereas

4. My poor pronunciation sometimes ........................ my ability to communicate in English.


a. affects

b. effects

5. I thought the painting was worth a lot of money, but in fact it was .................................. .
a. priceless

b. worthless

6. The Russian Federation was ...................... known as the Soviet Union.


a. from now on

b. formerly

c. in the meantime

7. Oh no! They dont ...................... me. Theyre too short.


a. suit

b. fit

c. measure

8. As for shoes, I cant wear those black shoes they dont .......................... my orange shirt. Ill
wear my red trainers instead.
a. match

b. fit

c. measure

9. Oh no! I cant ........................ the zip on my trousers.


a. do in

b. do over

c. do up

10. I enjoyed my holiday, but couldnt ............................ the heat.


a. put up with

b. put down

c. put up

d. put away

11. I was ...................... by my grandmother.


a. grown up

b. got away with

c. brought up

12. Naturally, we both dreamed that one day we couldnt live a life of ......................... .
a. luxurious

b. luxury

c. luxuriously

13. With the small pension, we werent ......................... . Nevertheless, we managed to


....................... .
a. well off/get by

b. well out/ get off

c. well on/get out

14. I managed to ....................... a little money, which I kept in the bank.


a. put off

b. put by

c. put out

15. My alarm clock .............................. at six oclock.


a. goes off

b. goes out

c. goes up

16. I buy things in bulk, as its more ............................... .


a. economic

b. economical

17. He received good ........................, such as free healthcare, free lunches at work and a company
car.
a. perks

III.

b. promotions

Make collocations by matching the words:

1 point

mellow

skirt

acid

girfriend

high-heeled

officer

pleated

holiday

worlds

apartment

steady

music

departure

ears

customs

wave

all-inclusive

rain

10

pokey

rain

10

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floppy

easy

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tidal

hostel

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torrential

shoes

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dead

lounge

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youth

apart

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IV.

The following sentences all use get. Look at the definition which follows each one,
and decide whether it is true [T] or false [F]. Circle the right letter.

point

1. Joanne is getting over her illness.


Joanne is recovering from her illness.

T/F

2. Janet got her own back on Susan for breaking her camera.
Janet took revenge on Susan.

T/F

3. I tried to get through to the sales department, but was cut off.
I tried to visit the sales department.

T/F

4. Mark is always getting at me.


Mark is always criticizing me.

T/F

5. He stole lots of money, and got away with it.


He stole lots of money, and ran away.

T/F

6. Come on! Get a grip on yourself!


Stop misbehaving!

T/F

7. Get away!
I dont believe you!

V.

T/F

Complete these sentences with an appropriate word formed of the word in bold.
1 point

1. We reported the ______________________ of our car to the police.


LOSE
2. When his trousers fell down, the whole room shook with
___________________________.
LAUGH

3. British Airways announce the ______________________ of flight BA 534 from Bangkok.


ARRIVE
4. If you cant stand the __________________________ , get out of the kitchen.
HOT
5. He didnt show much _______________________ when I told him.
SYMPATHETIC
6. I dont think your demands are very _______________________ .
REASON
7. When I first came to England I was very ___________________________ .
LONER
8. Exercise can be ________________________ provided you dont overdo it.
BENEFIT
9. She was very __________________________ about her behaviour.
APOLOGY
10.The management think they will succeed, but I am rather _______________________ .
DOUBT
11. I think 6 for a hamburger is a bit ________________________ .
PRICE

VI.

Look at the definitions and the sample sentences, and complete the missing letters
in the words. The first and the last letter of each word is given to you.
1 point

1. To correct or slightly change the position of something else.


You need to A _ _ _ _ T your tie; its not straight.
2. To change in some way.
I wanted to A _ _ _ R the terms of my contract.
3. To make or become a liquid when put into a liquid.
First of all, D _ _ _ _ _ _ E some sugar in hot water.
4. To lose colour.
The pictures began to F _ _ E in the bright sunlight.

5. To become larger or rounder.


After the wasp stung me, I watched my hand S _ _ _ L up.
6. To be, make or become different.
You shouldnt just eat hamburgers; you should try to V _ _ Y your diet.

VII.

Change these words using the prefixes in the box so that they have an opposite
meaning.

1 point

MIS-

UN-

DIS-

IR-

IL-

IN-

IM-

1. ___________OBEDIENT
2. ___________FAIR
3. ___________CONNECT
4. ___________WRAP
5. ___________FOLD
6. ___________ACCURATE
7. ___________LEGAL
8. ___________MATURE
9. ___________CONVENIENT
10. ___________RESPONSIBLE
11. ___________BEHAVE

VIII.

Give Spanish equivalents to the following words:

1. cul-de-sac ___________________________________
2. roundabout __________________________________
3. blackmail ___________________________________
4. mittens _____________________________________
5. fiancee ______________________________________
6. currency _____________________________________

1 point

IX.

Complete each sentence with an appropriate word from the box. Change the form
if it is necessary. There is one extra word.
1 point

commence
confess

deny

allow

assassinate

benefit forbid/ban

work

cut

1+2. Did he ______________________ to stealing your money? No, he


____________________everything.
3+4. The principal doesnt _________________________ smoking at school. In fact, he
_____________________________ anything that is bad for own health.
5.

John Lenon was ________________________________ .

6.

Im trying to ____________________________ down on my drinking.

7.

He sometimes had to __________________________ overtime on busy days.

8.

The conference __________________________ (=to begin) at about half past three.

X.

Match the words with an opposite of the adjectives in bold.

REAL

SHALLOW

FRESH (bread)

DIM

SHARP

PERMANENT

TENDER (steak)

ROUGH

DEEP

BLUNT

BRIGHT (light)

VOLUNTARY

TEMPORARY

MEAN

COMPULSORY

ARTIFICIAL

CALM (sea)

TOUGH

10 GENEROUS

QUILTY

11 MAJOR

STALE

12 INNOCENT

MINOR

1 point

XI.

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Fill in the gaps with the right adjective.


1 point

a. bitchy

e. industrious

b. conceited

f. timid

c. witty

g. garrulous

d. obstinate

h. gregarious

1. Someone who is ________________________ behaves in a way that shows they think


they are very intelligent, skilful or attractive.
2. Someone who is ________________________ enjoys being with other people.
3. Someone who is ________________________ talks a lot.
4. Someone who is ________________________ is clever and funny.

XII.

Write an appropriate preposition in each sentence.

1 point

1. My sister always relies .............................. me to help her.


2. Im ashamed ............................. my poor English.
3. You ought to apologize .............................. your bad behaviour.
4. My brother always confides ................................. me when he has a secret.
5. I have always objected ................................... people who interrupt me.
6. Ive never approved ................................... smoking.
7. I think he started the fire ................................. purpose.
8. Some people are unable to cope .................................... pressure.
9. Im not very keen ....................................... maths.
10. The police charged him .................................... murder.
11. The computer suddenly burst ..................................... flames.
12. Some people like to complain ........................................ everything.
13. What are your views ..................................... my suggestions?

XIII.

Put these nouns into the appropriate sentence. There is one extra word.
1 point

vacancies
amazement

receipt

amenity

itinerary

sphere

commuter

cabbage

poverty

bargain

1. __________________________ is a public place where people go for pleasure and


entertainment.
2. A person who regularly travels to a town or city for work is a
____________________________ .
3. Of course we didnt have much money, and lived in terrible
____________________________ .
4. We cant stay at the hotel because there arent any
______________________________ .
5. The assistant told me the television cost 250. It was such a
__________________________ .
6. When you pay, make sure you have the ______________________________ .
7. Dont just sit there like stuffed ____________________________ .
8. Did you ask me about my _____________________________ for the trip?
9. To my _____________________________, it offers everything that we need.

XIV.

Which word doesnt fit the others in the group?

Category

Words

1 point

Odd man
out

WEATHER

breeze, cells, hail, frost, mist, lightning

LAW & ORDER

be sentenced to, trailers, manslaughter, shoplifting,

EDUCATION

referee, kindergarten, graduate, tutor, revise,


lecturer

ENVIRONMENT

greenhouse effect, endagered species, unleaded


petrol, cellos

CINEMA & THEATRE

admission, usher, domain, reviews, rehearsal,

MEDIA

tabloid, paperback, broadsheet, soap,


extinction, download,

MUSIC

lyrics, conductor, grant, drums, violin

SPORT

pitch, opponent, umpire, bat, court, bland

FOOD

complexion, grate, gobble, fibre, gulp, bitter,


sour

10 PHYSICAL

wrinkles, freckles, parting, fringe, blizzard,

APPEARANCE

XV.

dimples, chin

Put the words into the appropriate box depending on the cathegory it refers to.
0.5 point

a stem, a beak, a petal, a trout, whiskers, a root, a fang, a paw, a daisy,


a thorn, a claw, spikes, a cockroach, a daffodil, hooves, an oak

ANIMALS

PLANTS

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