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Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Motril

Consejera de Educacin

DEPARTAMENTO DE INGLS
C1

Junta de Andaluca

FINAL VOCABULARY TEST


Name: ____________________________________________________
1.SEMANTIC FIELDS. Fill in the blanks with the most suitable
option
1) He ................ at the punkies in the park, unable to believe his eyes.
a) stared
b) glared
d) gazed
d) eyed
2) The soldier ................ down the street, puffed up in arrogance.
a) plodded
b) strutted
c) trudged
d) strode
3) The spy ................. into the Headquarters building and stole the
documents
a) crept
b)sneaked
c) scrambled
d)
tiptoed
4) When the handsome boy passed by, the girls started to ...............
a) giggle
b) titter
c) snigger
d) jeer
5) Henry sat at the book, reading a comic novel, .................. quietly to
himself
a) chuckling
b) sneering
c) beaming
d)
grinning
6) He ................. at the car in front, half blurred by the mist
a) gaped
b) peeped
c) peered
d) blinked
7) After our coffee, we ...................... over our coffees for an hour or
so
a) lounged
b) loitered
c) lingered
8) The saucepans fell onto the floor with a ...............
a) clatter
b) crunch
c) ping
9) The barman began to ................. his fist in a threatening manner
a) fold
b) bundle
c) clench
10) The accused sat silently and didnt a word.
a) pronounce
b) utter
c) emit
2.FEELINGS: IDIOMS. Underline the most suitable word or

phrase in each sentence


a) I didn't go to the party as I felt a bit under the
water/clouds/weather.
b) When he called me those names I just went/took/saw red and
hit him.
c) Peter agreed reluctantly to sign the form but looked extremely
ill-atease/heart/soul.
d) When I saw the door begin to open I was scared out of my
bones/wits/blood.
e) I feel very nervous; I've got birds/butterflies/bees in my
stomach.
f) You look rather out of order/tune/sorts. Why don't you see a
doctor?
g) When Diane told me I was going to become Manager I was
pleased as
powder/pigs/punch.
h) Hearing about people who mistreat animals makes me go hot
under the
sleeves/collar/shirt.
3. TRAVELLING. Both options make sense. Underline the one
which forms a common collocation.
a) We managed to complete our journey ahead of/in front of
schedule.
b) On our way to York, we divided/broke our journey in
Peterborough.
c) As I wasn't coming back by train, I asked for a single/simple
ticket.
d) The two coaches collided/bumped, but luckily no one was
injured/wounded.
e) There is widespread public enmity/opposition to the plan for a
new road.
f) My car skidded/slipped off the road and hit a tree.
g) The train was packed, and there was standing place/room only.
h) Look at that enormous goods/industrial train - it must have 20
or 30 wagons!
i) The police accused Donald of breaking the speed
limit/restriction.
j) The Chairman made a brisk/flying visit to the company's new
office in
Brussels.

4. MEDIA. Both options make sense. Underline the one which


forms a common collocation.
a) I do like Channel 4's reporting/coverage of the big sporting
events.
b) We do not have the book in stock. It is out of circulation/out of
print.
c) This report comes from our political correspondent/journalist,
Edward Ross.
d) The 'Sunday News' has the highest circulation/output of any
newspaper in
Britain.
e) They are bringing out Sue's book in a new edition/publication
soon.
f) Are books subject to banning/censorship in your country?
g) Through market research the advertising company identified
their
intended/target customer.
h) They are very concerned with the image that the advert
projects/gives.
i) At least 50 members of the population/public wrote in to
complain about
the ad.
j) He sits there for hour after hour, staring calmly/blankly at the
screen.

5. WORK: IDIOMS. Match the items (a-j) with the items(1-10)


to form idioms. Then write the meaning of each idiom.
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)

beaver away _______


keep ones mind _______
mean _______
make _______
get something off _______
be someones _______
call _______
have time on _______
keep ones nose _______
be a/an _______

1)
2)
3)
4)

to the grindstone
ends meet
the shots
ones hands

5) inside job
6) on the job
7) at something
8) business
9) right-hand man
10)
the ground
6. BUSINESS AND MONEY. Complete the fixed phrases in each
space by choosing a word from the box which collocates in
the gaps
credit
charge
bankrupt

market
redundant value
fortune
investment booming
retirement

Have your shares just fallen in (1) _______ and you don't know what to
do? Or have you come into a (2) _______ and don't know how to invest
it? Well, whether you've been made (3) _______ or qualified for early
(4) _______, whether your business is (5) _______ or you've just been
declared (6) _______, we are the bank for you, the caring bank. We've
got the account for you and can advise you accordingly. Come over to
us and you will be making a wise (7) _______ .We offer some of the
most competitive loans and mortgages on the (8) _______ .Provided
you maintain your account in (9) _______ , and at a minimum level of
500, we will offer you financial advice completely free of (10) _______
, whenever you request it. Can't be bad, can it?

7. CRIME AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS. Underline the most


appropriate word in each sentence.
a) The police arrested Jack and took him into
custody/detention/prison.
b) The fire was not accidental but the action of an
arsonist/hijacker/smuggler.
c) He was mugged/burgled/assaulted in the street and was robbed of
his wallet.
d) Due to good behavior the inmate was released on
probation/parole/service
e) Two football fans were later charged with
aggression/assault/attack.
f) Less serious cases are dealt with in the
criminal/juvenile/magistrate's court.
g) I was given a light sentence because it was my first
case/charge/offence.

h) The police stopped me because I was racing/running/speeding in a


built-up area.
i) The court case was dismissed for lack of evidence/a jury/defence.
j) 'Members of the jury, what is your answer/summary/verdict?'
8. HEALTH: IDIOMS. Match the items (a-j) with the items(1-10)
to form idioms. Then write the meaning of each idiom.
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)

be over _______
be given a clean _______
be black _______
be fit as _______
have butterflies _______
kick up _______
scare the life _______
be of sound _______
have nerves _______
keep a stiff _______

1) bill of health
2) upper lip
3) and blue
4) ones stomach
5) mind and body
6) out of someone
7) a fiddle
8) ones heels
9) the hill
10)
of steel
9. CONNECTIVE WORDS. Underline the correct word or phrase
in each sentence.
a) A: Did you ring the hospital for me?
B: I forgot as a result/to be honest/to make matters worse. I'll do
it now.
b) A lot of adults are very wary of learning in a school situation.
For that reason/On the other hand/To tell the truth they don't
sign up for our courses.
c) By and large/Despite the fact that/Owing to I'm very pleased
with their work on our home.
d) At any rate/Accordingly/Having said that, I think they could
have made a better job of the painting.
e) I missed two weeks' training because of flu last month. To put it
another way/As a result/To tell the truth, I'm not expecting to
run very well in today's race.

f) They've had a very difficult time. On top of that/At any rate/To


start with, their home was burgled.
g) What a terrible experience! Anyway/In contrast/By the way,
you're safe now - that's the main thing!
h) She's a sociable girl with lots of friends. Even so/Furthermore/To
some extent, she can get lonely, like anyone else.
i) He comes across as being very full of himself, in
contrast/broadly speaking/whereas he's actually a very nice
guy.
j) Nonetheless/On the whole/Hence I agree with what you're
saying, but I'm not sure about your last point.
k) I seem to be giving the impression that I didn't enjoy my time in
Norway. After all/Having said that/On the contrary, I had a
wonderful time.
10. CLOZE TEST. Put one word in each space.
Recently there have been doubts about the proper functioning of the
English
legal system, after several well-publicised cases in (1) .................
police
evidence was eventually shown to be suspect, but only after the
wrongful
conviction of the accused. In several of (2) ....................... cases, the
crimes
involved acts of terrorism, and the police were (3) .......................
considerable
pressure to discover (4) ....................... had been responsible.
Although this in
(5) ....................... way excuses the actions of police officers
(6) .......................
may have falsified evidence, or suppressed evidence which worked
against their
case, (7) ....................... underlines the ways (8) ....................... which
publicity
in the press and on television exercises an enormous influence,
(9) ....................... the supposed guarantees under the law designed
to prevent a
jury (10) ....................... becoming unduly influenced. The specific
details of a
criminal case are not discussed in the press before a case reaches the
courts, and
the names of those involved (11) ....................... often withheld.
(12) ....................... , as many recent murder trials make clear, the
press all too

often reaches its (13) ....................... verdict to suit its taste for
sensationalism
and members of the police might be accused of enlisting the aid of
the press by
'leaking' details of a prosecution. Unfortunately, far too few press
reports of
court cases examine the evidence (14) ....................... the defence in
the same
spirit as (15) ....................... for the prosecution.
11.WORD FORMATION: EDUCATION. Fill in each space in the
text with a word formed from the word in capitals.
Last year I resigned my post as a Head of Department at a large
comprehensive school. After 23 years of teaching, I had simply
had enough of a job which is becoming increasingly
(1) .. . As a Departmental Head, I saw at close
PROBLEM
hand the effect of the government's increased
(2).. in educational matters; the job is now
INVOLVE
ten times more (3) than it was when I
BUREAU
started out. Not content with loading teachers down with
paperwork, the government has also imposed standard national
tests on pupils as young as six, a fact which has left many teachers
(4) with their profession. But that side of
ENCHANT
things is by no means all. There is also the growing
(5) of the pupils, including the girls.
AGGRESSIVE
There are the frequent little acts of (6)
RUDE
which teachers have become almost (7) to stop,
POWER
now that the right to discipline pupils has been all but taken
from them. There is the restlessness and sheer (8)
BORING
of children brought up on a diet of computer games and violent
videos. Some people dismiss any link between computer games
and a (9) in attention span, but few of them are
REDUCE
teachers. When I started out, I used to enjoy teaching history,
my chosen discipline, to (10) pupils; now I do so
RESPECT
every Tuesday evening, teaching local history to pensioners.

12. PHRASAL VERBS. Read the text and decide which answer
(A, B, C or D) best fits each space.
The Terrys were sitting calmly having afternoon tea in their lounge
when the
van (1) up outside. The words 'Reliable Removals - you can (2) us'
were printed on the side of the van in large blue capitals. Soon
afterwards, an
enormous man covered in tattoos appeared on the doorstep. Tim
opened the
door. 'Sorry we're late, guv,' said the tattoo man, 'we hadn't (3) all the
traffic on the motorway, otherwise we'd have been here sooner. Isn't
that right,
Lester? His companion, an unshaven man roughly half his size, joined
in: 'We
didn't budge for a good half hour, and we (4) up coming off the
motorway and going through the villages. I did try and phone, but I
couldn't
get (5) Anyway, we're here now, so let's (6) some serious work.'
Tim said, 'Erm, I think there's been some sort of misunderstanding,
gentlemen.'
1) A drew
2) A ask after
3) A got up to
4) A brought
5) A down
6) A do away
with

B followed
B bear out
B faced up to
B ended
B across
B come up
against

C
C
C
C
C
C

cropped
count on
bargained for
broke
over
fall out with

D
D
D
D
D
D

called
draw up
added up
came
through
get down to

13. PHRASAL VERBS. Read the text and decide which answer
(A, B, C or D) best fits each space.
When the war (1) out I must have been (2) 18 years of age, and
like most boys of my age, I received the news with a kind of naive
enthusiasm,
born out of youthful ignorance and inexperience. When I was (3) , I
still
had a romantic vision of marching quickly to victory and being home
in time
for tea. I have an old picture of myself standing proudly in my new
uniform - a
young man about to (4) his responsibilities in life. I look like a boy

pretending to be a man - and not quite managing to (5) it off. Little


did I
realise just what I had (6)
1) A came
2) A getting on
for 3) A
counted on
4) A draw up
5) A call
6) A come in for

B bore
B falling back
on
B broken up
B face up to
B break
B come up
against

C broke
C getting round
to C called up
C do away with
C get
C come down
to

D
D
D
D
D
D

carried
feeling up to
asked after
bring about
carry
come up with

14. PHRASAL VERBS. Read the text and decide which answer
(A, B, C or D) best fits each space.
The small resort of Palama (1) out rather in the 1990s, as the tourists
flocked to the more obvious attractions of the nearby resorts of
Calapo and del Mare. But now, thanks to a major new hotel
development plan, business is (2) , and Palama is more than (3) its
poor past showing and unfashionable image. The kindest thing one
can say about Palama is that it (4) you if you've been staying there for
long enough. It is being (5) up as a shining example of the latest
retro-style of modern hotel architecture, but as far as this observer is
concerned, it only occasionally (6) its billing.
1) A
2) A
3) A
for
4) A
5) A
6) A

held
picking up
putting in
grows on
played
lives up to

B missed
B making out
B hanging on to
B hold with
Bput
B holds out

C
C
C
C
C
C

made
paying back
hitting it off
puts up with
held
makes for

D
D
D
D
D
D

gave
giving over
making up for
pushes on
made
puts across

15.PHRASAL VERBS. Read the text and decide which answer


(A, B, C or D) best fits each space.
You'd be hard-pushed to find a more comfortable drive - the superb
suspension system makes (1) an easy ride over bumpy roads,
although the performance is somewhat let (2) by the handling round
corners. Maybe I just drove this monster too fast! The instruction
manual (3) that the XJS can hit a top speed of 240 kph: 200 would be
nearer the mark - still not a figure to be sniffed at. The dashboard
controls are an absolute picture and easy to operate, although some
of the electronics were a bit temperamental on my trial run - at one

point, alarmingly, the windscreen wipers decided to (4) Also I did not
(5) with the gearbox, and only found third gear with
difficulty. But hey, I'm the world's most demanding critic - this thing is
a beast!
Don't be (6) by the price, a cool 85,000.
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)

A
A
A
A
A
A

out
up
puts up
give away
hit it off
missed out

B
B
B
B
B
B

off with
down
pulls off
miss out
pull it off
owned up

C
C
C
C
C
C

for
in
makes out
put off
have it out
put off

Dup
D on
D holds up
D pack up
D live it down
D hit upon

16.PHRASAL VERBS. Read the text and decide which answer


(A, B, C or D) best fits each space.
Telesales have become the bane of my life. Recently I have been so
inundated
with them that I now refuse to answer the phone between 6 and 9 in
the
evenings. Friends and relatives understand, and don't bother calling
at these
times. Last week I was almost (1) .accepting a year's subscription to a
video company, before the red mist descended just in time, and I
slammed the
phone down. If it's not advisors promising to (2) out your finances for
you, or persuading you to (3) life insurance, it will usually be home
improvement companies. My advice is, don't be taken (4) by the
friendly chat at the beginning of the conversation. You can (5) all their
charming chit chat with ease - all
they really want is your custom and your money. So (6) them, and,
preferably politely, just say 'no'.
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)

A
A
A
A
A
A

set in
try
run into
in
turn out
stick up for

B stuck up for
B set
B take out
B over
B take to
B run up
against

C
C
C
C
C
C

worn off
sort
set about
up
tell off
tie in with

D
D
D
D
D
D

talked into
run
stand by
off
see through
stand up to

17. PREPOSITIONS. Complete the text with one suitable verb


in each space.
I had a difficult time last year with my health. For several months I
was
(1) _______ from periodic headaches and almost constant nausea. I
made
several visits to my GP, who (2) _______ my headaches to migraine
and
(3) _______ me with medication. When this failed to work he
(4) _______ on my nausea as the root cause, (5) _______ my
headaches on the nausea. I was (6) _______ to five blood tests, none
of
which revealed anything significant. I (7) _______ my diet with the
doctor at length, and we tried eliminating certain foods from my
meals. He
(8) _______, for example, I might (9) _______ from a low-fibre diet.
But still the symptoms persisted, and I was starting to (10) _______
myself
to feeling ill for the rest of my life. I was understandably concerned
about the
possibility of it being something serious, even a brain tumour, but the
doctor
said that my anxiety in this respect (11) _______ from nervous tension
and stress. After six months I was (12) _______ to a consultant at the
hospital, who (13) _______ in stomach disorders. She said that, even
(14) _______ for my age and stressful lifestyle, it was still abnormal to
experience symptoms like these for so long. She (15) _______ on all
the
possible causes of nausea in detail, and suggested