Name:_________________________ Date:_______________


Vocabulary (1.2)

Write the number of the correct answer in the brackets.
1. Sulin ________ the answer into my ears but it was too soft. I couldn't make out what she said.
(1) talked (3) spoked
(2) whispered (4) shouted ( )
2. Mr Ong asked his children to ________ his car with wax.
(1) polish (3) clean
(2) rub (4) scrub ( )
3. It is always a ________ to ride the roller-coaster.
(1) fun (3) nerve
(2) excitment (4) thrill ( )
4. The was movie so ________ that we all fell asleep.
(1) funny (3) boring
(2) interesting (4) exciting ( )
5. To make her happy, her mother said something to ________ her.
(1) please (3) anger
(2) calm (4) saddeded ( )
6. This painting by Picasso is _______ because it is the only one in the world.
(1) expensive (3) priceless
(2) captivating (4) colourful ( )
7. Last night, the poice raided a house and caught a ______ of thieves.
(1) group (3) team
(2) gang (4) party ( )
8. The archaeologists have _______ many dinosaur fossils in Southern England.
(1) dug (3) unearthed
(2) cleaned (4) picked ( )
9. Somebody dropped a heavy object and _______ the tile on the floor.
(1) defaced (3) cracked
(2) dented (4) smoothened ( )
10. Nigel has _______ his ankle during the football game. He is limping.
(1) broke (3) sprained
(2) snapped (4) torn ( )
11. Kimberly is ready for the examination since she has studied her work ________.
(1) carefully (3) throughly
(2) thoroughly (4) steadily ( )
12. The actress has such a _______ voice which is pleasing to the ears.
(1) powerful (3) husky
(2) sour (4) sweet ( )
13. The rock radium was _______ by the Curies in the 1890s in France.
(1) invented (3) produced
(2) discovered (4) made ( )
14. The shopkeeper has __________ the price of his goods. They have become more expensive.
(1) raised (3) up
(2) lowered (4) down ( )
15. Today is a ________ day. It has been raining all day long.
(1) sunny (3) hot
(2) wet (4) cloudy ( )
16. The miners sent the iron ore to the factory for the iron to be ______.
(1) taken (3) found
(2) discovered (4) extracted ( )
17. After so many bad news we finally received a piece of ______ news.
(1) good (3) best
(2) better (4) late ( )
18. Minhua is an ___________ boy. He can solve maths questions very quickly.
(1) clever (3) smart
(2) intelligent (4) hardworking ( )
19. The poor lady died because the robber ________ her at the neck.
(1) strangled (3) held
(2) pressed (4) punched ( )
20. The magazine is published fortnightly. This means we get it once every ________ days.
(1) other (3) fourteen
(2) seven (4) thirty ( )

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