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Advanced Vocabulary Choices

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Advanced vocabulary. Choose the best word to fill the gap.
  1. On being told that his team had not made it to the finals, his face dropped and he looked most _________
    1. desperate
    2. forlorn
    3. pitied
    4. rejected
  2. Both men wanted to marry the heroine; they were _________ for her affection.
    1. contestants
    2. rivals
    3. competitors
    4. enemies
  3. On particularly cold nights, the _________ in the air becomes frost.
    1. wet
    2. damp
    3. moisture
    4. condensation
  4. A major problem facing governments in developed countries is how to persuade their citizens to _________
    1. nurture
    2. breed
    3. grow
    4. increase
  5. There are few _________ places left in the world, even Antarctica has debris left by humans.
    1. barren
    2. deserted
    3. clean
    4. pristine
  6. People who happily take care of other people's children temporarily during difficult situations are known as _________ parents.
    1. double
    2. second
    3. foster
    4. extract
  7. Many young women from poor countries are being _________ by being told they will be given work as waitresses in richer countries. In reality, many are forced into prostitution.
    1. exploited
    2. used
    3. confused
    4. mixed
  8. You will find that Holden cars are very _________ and secure.
    1. depending
    2. independent
    3. dependable
    4. undependable
  9. The panda is an _________ species.
    1. endangered
    2. dangerous
    3. endangering
    4. danger-free
  10. I'm having such a good time. I've gone to parties for three _________ nights.
    1. successful
    2. succeeding
    3. succeeded
    4. successive
  11. So what do you do for a _________
    1. living
    2. life
    3. livelihood
    4. lifetime
  12. He won _________ : the other competitor's scores were much lower.
    1. decidedly
    2. decisively
    3. undecidedly
    4. indecisively
  13. He is our current _________ on foreign affairs.
    1. advice
    2. advisor
    3. advisory
    4. advise
  14. Captain Hook was a _________ pirate.
    1. notorious
    2. well-known
    3. famous
    4. popular
  15. Rice is the _________ food of Asians.
    1. staple
    2. stale
    3. stain
    4. stake
  16. He is a very good runner. He can _________ just about anybody.
    1. outrun
    2. outpace
    3. outdo
    4. outlast
  17. Old habits die _________ and it is difficult to break them.
    1. away
    2. naturally
    3. hard
    4. easily
  18. A thank you note doesn't have to be long. It is the thought that _________
    1. pleases
    2. says
    3. shows
    4. counts
  19. The boy is _________ to bed because he has come down with flu.
    1. confined
    2. bound
    3. limited
    4. restricted
  20. The earthquake was a _________ . Thousands died.
    1. grave accident
    2. catastrophe
    3. havoc
    4. disastrous
  21. _________ does not take alcoholic drinks.
    1. philanthropist
    2. teetotaller
    3. drunkard
    4. numismatist
  22. When the bell for recess rang, the pupils made _________ for the canteen.
    1. course
    2. a path
    3. a beeline
    4. a route
  23. It is better to be safe than _________
    1. sorry
    2. sorrowful
    3. having
    4. sad
  24. Compact discs may eventually make cassettes a thing of _________
    1. the museum
    2. old
    3. antiquity
    4. the past
  25. Although we were poor, we were never in _________
    1. want
    2. poverty
    3. shortage
    4. need
  26. Education is highly _________
    1. revered
    2. cherished
    3. venerated
    4. prized
  27. People can hurt one another's feeling without _________ to.
    1. trying
    2. wanting
    3. having
    4. meaning
  28. Hospitality is a _________ nature to these friendly villagers. They always treat their guests well.
    1. first
    2. true
    3. real
    4. second
  29. Some people go out of their _________ to help others.
    1. duty
    2. way
    3. limit
    4. path
  30. Singapore is _________ society. Its people are well-to-do.
    1. luxurious
    2. a developed
    3. a mature
    4. an affluent
  31. The commandos are about to _________ the building.
    1. charge
    2. sack
    3. rush
    4. storm
  32. The horror movie scared them out of their _________
    1. skin
    2. wits
    3. lives
    4. seats
  33. His ideas were ahead of his _________ . No one took them seriously.
    1. time
    2. age
    3. era
    4. period
  34. The golf course he designed was like no _________
    1. equal
    2. one
    3. other
    4. parallel
  35. He has a _________ appetite and eats a lot.
    1. hungry
    2. voracious
    3. healthy
    4. mean
  36. Every pupil has to do their _________ . If we want the funfair to be a success.
    1. duty
    2. bit
    3. contribution
    4. role
  37. I was told to put it where it was usually _________ .
    1. fit
    2. belonged
    3. stored
    4. taken
  38. The police have a new _________
    1. assistance
    2. progress
    3. clue
    4. information
  39. The manager _________ us that there had been budget problems in the company.
    1. offered
    2. revealed
    3. concluded
    4. told
  40. _________ someone else has borrowed the book I left on the table.
    1. Personally
    2. Properly
    3. Presumably
    4. Perfectly
  41. The guests wanted some tea so I made _________
    1. some it
    2. it them
    3. some them
    4. them some
  42. The guests wanted some tea so I made _________
    1. some it
    2. it them
    3. some them
    4. them some
  43. The team have won their last three matches _________ I find a bit surprising actually.
    1. that
    2. which
    3. what
    4. how
  44. Only in summer _________ people swim so often in the sea.
    1. see you
    2. do you see
    3. you see
    4. you have seen
  45. I'm going to see _________ about a change of course.
    1. my tutor, Dr Smith,
    2. my tutor Dr Smith
    3. my tutor (Dr Smith)
    4. my tutor : Dr Smith
  46. They partied all night and we decided _________ to the hotel manager.
    1. to complain
    2. complain
    3. complained
    4. complain
  47. Access to the internet _________ rather rare a few years ago.
    1. would be
    2. was
    3. has been
    4. had been
  48. _________ libraries have got quite a lot of information on those scientists.
    1. Almost all
    2. All almost
    3. All the most
    4. All most
  49. This year you've taught my son, _________
    1. haven't you?
    2. have you?
    3. don't you?
    4. didn't you?
  50. It's time to call for a _________ to all the arguing.
    1. stop
    2. end
    3. cease
    4. halt
  51. _________ hesitates is lost.
    1. He who
    2. Who
    3. Who he
    4. He
  52. There's something I want to _________ to you about.
    1. discuss
    2. talk
    3. tell
    4. say
  53. It's no trouble _________ you at the airport.
    1. meeting
    2. meet
    3. met
    4. have met
  54. _________ from Save the Children's gift catalogue is easy.
    1. Buying
    2. Selling
    3. Bought
    4. Buy
  55. The noise _________
    1. woke me up
    2. woke up me
    3. me woke up
    4. up woke me
  56. The whole hall unbelievably won the award for _________ .
    1. the most beautiful international public building
    2. the beautiful public international most building.
    3. the public most international beautiful building
    4. the international most public beautiful building.
  57. If I went there, I _________ the laser printer.
    1. could use
    2. can use
    3. used
    4. use
  58. _________ entered the house.
    1. A short fat mysterious stranger
    2. A short, fat, mysterious stranger
    3. A short and fat mysterious stranger
    4. A short, fat mysterious stranger
  59. It's a fair comment, _________ .
    1. isn't it?
    2. hasn't it?
    3. is it?
    4. wasn't it?
  60. The Church _________ on this site since the fifteenth century.
    1. stood
    2. standing
    3. stands
    4. stand
  61. _________ a friend of mine was there.
    1. Actually
    2. Presently
    3. At the moment
    4. Really
  62. There is still a large wage _________ between men and women in some industries.
    1. differentiation
    2. indifference
    3. differential
    4. difference
  63. He looked at me in _________ when I told him I had been to over 40 countries this year.
    1. unbelievingly
    2. believed
    3. unbelievable
    4. disbelief
  64. It was the middle of the night and there was a _________ silence in the old house.
    1. dead
    2. deathly
    3. dying
    4. deadly
  65. AIDS is a _________ disease.
    1. communicative
    2. communicating
    3. communicable
    4. communal
  66. He is well-behaved in school. But outside school, he shows his true _________ when he uses foul language.
    1. type
    2. colours
    3. stripes
    4. form
  67. These poor, starving and dirty slum dwellers are _________ of misery.
    1. a model
    2. a picture
    3. a portrait
    4. an example
  68. A doctor is on _________ twenty-four hours a day.
    1. demand
    2. request
    3. call
    4. tap
  69. His opponents were no _________ for him.
    1. competition
    2. challenger
    3. match
    4. equal
  70. Singaporeans enjoy a high _________ of living.
    1. cost
    2. standard
    3. level
    4. class
  71. Some fashion models you see in _________ magazines are very well paid.
    1. colourful
    2. beautiful
    3. glossy
    4. bright
  72. It rained for five days in a _________
    1. sequence
    2. row
    3. straight
    4. spell
  73. You are given a week's _________ after the deadline to pay your fine.
    1. period
    2. delay
    3. concession
    4. grace
  74. The girl was so embarrassed that she turned as red as a _________
    1. beetroot
    2. carrot
    3. rose
    4. lipstick
  75. If you've had a bad holiday, you can make _________
    1. a claim
    2. an ad
    3. a complaint
    4. a request
  76. It's a little terraced house and sort of very old fashioned but _________ clean and very cosy.
    1. spotlessly
    2. horribly
    3. horrendously
    4. awfully
  77. _________ all the confusion, we didn't tell them until the next morning.
    1. Because of
    2. Due of
    3. Causing
    4. Reason of
  78. If they'd _________ him more time, he'd have been able to do a better job.
    1. give
    2. giving
    3. given
    4. gave
  79. The boss explained during the meeting that it was _________ of what should have priority
    1. a fact
    2. a belief
    3. a possibility
    4. a question
  80. He _________ that he liked coffee more than any other hot drink.
    1. spoke
    2. replied
    3. described
    4. talked
  81. I never _________ doing that.
    1. agreed
    2. persuaded
    3. mentioned
    4. said
  82. He's _________ a swimmer as his sister.
    1. better
    2. so good
    3. good as
    4. not as good
  83. They said on the news _________ of Alaska was covered in snow.
    1. whole
    2. half
    3. any
    4. each
  84. Look at the _________ page to find out what is in the book.
    1. contents'
    2. content's
    3. content
    4. contents
  85. You couldn't find a copy of 'Hamlet, _________
    1. could you?
    2. can you?
    3. couldn't you?
    4. didn't you?
  86. The pizza's not too bad. Actually, it is _________
    1. quite good
    2. too good
    3. not good
    4. so good
  87. I'm afraid he's being more of _________ than a help.
    1. a hindrance
    2. an assistance
    3. an entertainment
    4. a solution
  88. The driver had his car window _________ by the thief who stole his belongings.
    1. smashed
    2. repaired
    3. crashed
    4. replaced
  89. Can I ask if you know _________
    1. what is this?
    2. is what this?
    3. what this?
    4. what this is?
  90. Have you seen my watch _________ in the house? I can't find it.
    1. anywhere
    2. nowhere
    3. everywhere
    4. wherever
  91. He took a _________ course so that he could speak the language.
    1. hurried
    2. rushed
    3. quick
    4. crash
  92. It's 12 p.m.. It's _________ for a boy of your age to sit up late.
    1. an hour too late
    2. a too late hour
    3. too late an hour
    4. an hour late too
  93. Brazil is the _________ producer of coffee.
    1. leading
    2. star
    3. eminent
    4. champion
  94. The passengers escaped from the burning car _________
    1. scorching
    2. stuttering
    3. limping
    4. slipping
  95. The nurse placed the instruments in boiling water to _________ them.
    1. clean
    2. heat
    3. steam
    4. sterilize
  96. She _________ her husband for being rude to the salesman.
    1. called
    2. scolded
    3. praised
    4. refused
  97. Some people think that it is not _________ to believe the abominable snowman exists.
    1. awkward
    2. skilful
    3. unreasonable
    4. clumsy
  98. This stretch of the river is _________
    1. treacherous
    2. malicious
    3. intelligent
    4. cunning

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