Archive for the ‘Vocabulary’ Category

Phrasal verbs with R

September 16th, 2014 in Improve English, Vocabulary

Rack up

To rack points up is to collect them.

  • Indian contingent managed to rack up only six gold medals at the Asian Games.

Rake up

Sentence completion exercise

September 9th, 2014 in English Quiz, Vocabulary

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.

1. An administrator must be able to ………………. their authority properly.

a) know

b) exercise

c) challenge

Vocabulary exercise

August 19th, 2014 in Vocabulary

Test your range of vocabulary with this exercise.

1. A …………………… is unlikely to be faithful to his spouse.

a) philanthropist

b) philanderer

c) philologist

Vocabulary exercise

August 13th, 2014 in Vocabulary

Test your knowledge of English vocabulary with this exercise.

1. To belittle somebody is to …………………. them.

a) titillate

b) disparage

c) adulate

Vocabulary exercise

August 6th, 2014 in Vocabulary

1. Which of the following words can be used to refer to a man about town?

a) Viviparous

b) Vivacious

c) Bon vivant

d) Joie de vivre

Achieve, manage and cope

July 30th, 2014 in Vocabulary

The words achieve, manage and cope have similar meanings, but they are not usually interchangeable.

This vocabulary exercise tests your ability to use these words correctly.

Vocabulary exercise | gap fills

July 20th, 2014 in Vocabulary

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate form of the word given in the brackets.

1. The idea has lost its ……………….. (novel).

2. Her neighbors were ………………. (envy) of her success.