Name:_________________________ Date:_______________


Vocabulary (1.10)

Write the number of the correct answer in the brackets.
1. I'm ________ to my brother who helped me when I first came to this country.
(1) loan (3) indebted
(2) credited (4) dubious ( )
2. You have made several errors in your composition. The word "error" means ________.
(1) corrections (3) phrases
(2) meanings (4) mistakes ( )
3. Mr Ang is sixty years old and he is still not married. He is a ________.
(1) bachelor (3) widower
(2) bridegroom (4) father ( )
4. The mistake you've made is minor, so we can ________ you.
(1) forget (3) forgive
(2) forego (4) forward ( )
5. Amy has been ________ a couple of times but it doesn't mean she has caught a cold.
(1) coughing (3) yawning
(2) sneezing (4) burping ( )
6. Stagnant water is a ________ ground for mosquitoes.
(1) breeding (3) birth
(2) growing (4) living ( )
7. When the last guest ________ at midnight, the house became quiet again as the party was over.
(1) arrived (3) came
(2) departed (4) dismissed ( )
8. Nigel made a ________ out of a Y-shaped twig and some rubber bands.
(1) sling (3) catapult
(2) spear (4) shield ( )
9. This ________ has a greater variety of clothes on sale than the one across the street.
(1) coffeeshop (3) restaurant
(2) clinic (4) shop ( )
10. It was raining cats and dogs early this morning and the wind was howling. The phrase "raining cats and dogs" means ________.
(1) drizzling (3) heavily
(2) occassionally (4) continously ( )
11. Do keep in touch with us even after you've left the country. The phrase "keep in touch" means keep ________.
(1) informing (3) calling
(2) connection (4) contact ( )
12. Meng Soon had to eat his breakfast ________ as he was running late.
(1) slowing (3) quickly
(2) casually (4) gently ( )
13. Mariam is ________ her stomach because she is having a stomachache.
(1) pounding (3) catching
(2) poking (4) clutching ( )
14. I need a ________ as I have been working non-stop for a week.
(1) break (3) recess
(2) pause (4) snooze ( )
15. Are you aware that no two finger prints are exactly the same. The phrase "exactly the same" means ________.
(1) equal (3) identical
(2) same value (4) different ( )
16. Please use the ________ to locate the various countries.
(1) atlas (3) directory
(2) book (4) album ( )
17. The pupils decided not to ________ their teacher for help because she is very fierce.
(1) near (3) advance
(2) approach (4) demand ( )
18. The night sky was brightened for a moment when lightning ________ across.
(1) pierced (3) shot
(2) shone (4) flashed ( )
19. I'm going on a holiday to Buenos Aires in Argentina, I will be a ________.
(1) tourist (3) guest
(2) national (4) friend ( )
20. Lily did not buy the bracelet as the price was way too ________.
(1) low (3) high
(2) medium (4) gone ( )


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