English language teaching

Short vocabulary test

Fill in the blanks with a word that has the meaning given in brackets.

  1. During Chinese New Year, we wish for a happy and ……………………. (very rich) year ahead.
  2. In a party you cannot stand alone; You have to …………….(mix) with everyone.
  3. To my ………………………. (great surprise), I saw that my cat could swallow a whole fish at once!
  4. My hair was ……………………. (knotted) and smelly after two days of not bathing or combing.
  5. The judge seemed …………………….. (not listening to, not aware of) to the pleas for mercy from the convict.
  6. My father was ……………………… (very angry) when he discovered that my younger brother had lied to him.
  7. The situation ended in ………………………. (very bad incident) as the gunman shot and killed two students.
  8. After years of war and …………………………. (diseases that spread from one person to another), very few people remained in the city.
  9. My friend ……………………. (spoke in a low voice, whispered) something under his breath.
  10. My mother …………………(brought) some water from the jar for me to drink.

Answers

  1. prosperous
  2. mingle
  3. astonishment
  4. tangled
  5. oblivious
  6. furious
  7. tragedy
  8. pestilence
  9. muttered
  10. fetched

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