Tutorial World Primary 5
 
Name:_________________________ Date:_______________
 

Vocabulary (1.7)

Write the number of the correct answer in the brackets.
1. A fishbone was ________ in the boy's throat. He required a minor surgery to remove it.
(1) embedded (3) submerged
(2) planted (4) inserted ( )
 
2. My uncle looks ________ but he is really kind and gentle at heart.
(1) angry (3) gruesome
(2) stern (4) weak ( )
 
3. The road bully ________ his fist as though he was ready for a fight.
(1) drenched (3) wrenched
(2) tensed (4) clenched ( )
 
4. Betty's ________ for Japanese food is enormous. You'll be surprised by the amount of sushis she can eat.
(1) taste (3) hunger
(2) appetite (4) stomach ( )
 
5. All her efforts to reform him were ________ as he secretly rejoined bad company.
(1) fruitful (3) frugal
(2) futile (4) futuristic ( )
 
6. Mrs Gopal ________ as a teacher three years ago.
(1) restored (3) retired
(2) renounced (4) repented ( )
 
7. They tried to ________ Mr Ong's image by spreading unfounded rumours.
(1) verify (3) clarify
(2) tarnish (4) polish ( )
 
8. When Aunt Mabel was expecting her second child, she often felt ________.
(1) nauseous (3) unsavory
(2) dizzy (4) faint ( )
 
9. My children's piano teacher is experienced and well-qualified but her fees are too ________.
(1) exorbitant (3) excessive
(2) extortion (4) meagre ( )
 
10. As his father has been retrenched, the family has to ________.
(1) save their skin (3) call a spade a spade
(2) tighten their belts (4) mind their p's and q's ( )

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