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978-1-107-67032-7 – Test Your English Vocabulary in Use Advanced


Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell
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Test Your English


Vocabulary
in Use
Advanced

with answers

Second Edition

Michael McCarthy
Felicity O’Dell

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Contents
Acknowledgements 6 Test
17 Homestyles, lifestyles 24

Introduction 7 Test
18 Socialising and networking 25
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1 Cramming for success: study and Test

academic work 8 19 The performance arts: reviews


and critiques 26
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2 Education: debates and issues 9 Test
20 The visual arts 27
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3 At work: colleagues and routines 10 Test
21 Talking about books 28
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4 At work: recruitment and job Test

satisfaction 11 22 Food: a recipe for disaster 29

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At work: careers 12 23 Dinner’s on me: entertaining and
5 eating out 30
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6 Managing a business 13 Test
24 On the road: traffic and driving 31
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7 Describing yourself 14 Test
25 Travel and accommodation 32
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8 Describing others: appearance Test

and mannerisms 15 26 Attracting tourists 33

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Describing others: personality 27 Describing the world 34
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and character traits 16 Test
28 Weather and climate 35
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10 Relationships: friends forever 17 Test
29 Brick walls and glass ceilings 36
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11 Relationships: ups and downs 18 Test
30 Taking root and reaping rewards 37
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12 Emotions and reactions 19 Test
31 The animal kingdom 38
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13 Negative feelings 20 Test
32 Our endangered world 39
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14 Birth and death: from cradle to Test
grave 21 33 Here to help: customer service 40

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34 Authorities: customs and police 41
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15 Free time: relaxation and leisure 22

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35 Belief systems 42
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16 All the rage: clothes and fashion 23

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36 Festivals in their cultural context 43 53 Diet, sport and fitness 60

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37 Talking about languages 44 54 Industries: from manufacturing
to service 61
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38 History: since the dawn of Test
civilisation 45 55 Technology and its impact 62

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39 Poverty: the haves and the 56 Technology of the future 63
have nots 46
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57 Energy: from fossil fuels to
40 British politics 47 windmills 64

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41 International politics 48 58 Space: no room to swing a cat 65

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42 The letter of the law 49 59 Time: once in a blue moon 66

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43 War and peace 50 60 Motion: taking steps 67

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44 Economy and finance 51 61 Manner: behaviour and body
language 68
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45 Personal finance: making ends meet 52 Test
62 Sounds: listen up 69
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46 The media: in print 53
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63 Weight and density 70
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47 The media: internet and email 54
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64 All the colours of the rainbow 71
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48 Advertising 55
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49 The news: gathering and delivering 56 Test
66 Cause and effect 73
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50 Healthcare 57
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67 Spot the difference: making
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51 Illness: feeling under the weather 58
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52 Medical language 59 68 Difficulties and dilemmas 75

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69 Modality: expressing facts, 85 Prefixes: creating new meanings 92
opinions, desires 76
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86 Suffixes: forming new words 93
70 Number: statistics and quantity 77
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87 Word-building and word-blending 94
71 Permission: getting the go-ahead 78
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88 English: a global language 95
72 Complaining and protesting 79
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89 False friends: words easily confused 96
73 Apology, regret and reconciliation 80
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90 One word, many meanings 97
74 A pat on the back:
complimenting and praising 81 Test
91 Collocation: which words go
together 98
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75 Promises and bets 82
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92 Metaphors: seeing the light 99
76 Reminiscences and regrets 83
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93 Idioms for everyday situations
77 Agreement, disagreement and and feelings 100
compromise 84
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94 Brushing up on phrasal verbs 101
78 Academic writing: making sense 85
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95 Connotation: making associations 102
79 Academic writing: text structure 86
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96 Register: degrees of formality 103
80 Writing: style and format 87
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97 Divided by a common language 104
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98 Language and gender 105
82 Give or take: more vague
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99 In the headlines 106
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83 The way you say it 90 Test
100 Red tape 107
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84 Abbreviations and acronyms 91
Answer key 108

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Acknowledgements
We would like to thank our publisher, Colin McIntosh, and editor, Alison Bewsher,
whose expert advice was invaluable throughout the production of these tests.
Illustrations by Kathy Baxendale and Julian Mosedale
Design by emc design ltd

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Introduction
Why test vocabulary?
Research has shown that you need to meet a word at least 7 times before you know it
properly. Doing exercises like these, that practise words and expressions that you have
already encountered, is, thus, a useful way of helping yourself to fix the vocabulary you are
working on in your long-term memory.

What vocabulary is tested?


This book provides a series of tests on different aspects of English vocabulary at an advanced
level. It is based on the vocabulary presented and practised in the units of English Vocabulary
in Use: Advanced and the test numbers correspond to the units of English Vocabulary in Use:
Advanced. You can do the test immediately after doing the unit in English Vocabulary in
Use: Advanced or you can wait a week or so.
You can, of course, use these tests even if you have not been working with English
Vocabulary in Use: Advanced but are simply interested in assessing your knowledge of the
vocabulary area covered by the test.

How do I score my tests?


Each test is scored out of 40 and a key, with information about how many marks each item
gets, is given at the back of the book. It should be clear from the key what you need to write
to get each mark and so you should be able to score your work without a teacher, if you
wish to.
The first exercise in each test generally offers a maximum score of ten and it is recommended
that you do this exercise first. If your score for this exercise is less than half, then we suggest
that you do a bit more work in the language area covered by the test before doing the rest
of it.
Although the tests are all scored out of 40, you will probably feel that some tests are easier
than others. This is partly because everyone is more familiar with some vocabulary areas
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that in a few cases you need to show that you know more words and expressions in these
areas than you do elsewhere to get the same number of marks.
Finally, if you write your answers in pencil or on a sheet of paper rather than in this book,
it is possible to do each test more than once and try to improve your score at a later date.

How long do the tests take?


Each test should take 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
We hope that you enjoy using these tests and that they will help you to learn the vocabulary
that you want and need to master at this level.

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