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Learning Outcomes

By the end of VOCABULARY LEVEL 2 you should be able to
✔ study vocabulary independently
✔ use different strategies to expand and record vocabulary

Introduction to Independent Learning

Independent learning gives you more choice about what, when and how fast to study. It also prepares you to learn after complete full time education.

In order to study independently you need to be able to set your own aims, choose how you want to study and reflect on the usefulness of studying that you do and on your overall progress.

Since you have chosen to study VOCABULARY LEVEL 2, we can assume that you want to learn more about how to expand and remember words more effectively. The online activities are designed to help you to develop and build the bank of words and expressions that you have at your disposal.

Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Rating Form

Package 9 - Post-course test

Section 1 

  1. In England, if you are __________, you will never walk under a ladder.
    1. suspicious
    2. superstitious
    3. supercilious
    4. susceptible
  2. Sammy’s responsibilities _________ with yours, so you will be sharing some of the work.
    1. overlap
    2. cross
    3. overlook
    4. coincide
  3. The reader of this letter could misinterpret your meaning; what you’ve written is rather ____________ .
    1. ambiguous
    2. ambivalent
    3. apathetic
    4. ambidextrous
  4. Mr. and Mrs. Cheung are very ___________ ; they share a love of outdoor sports.
    1. telepathic
    2. sympathetic
    3. accidental
    4. compatible
  5. The journalist was accused of ____________ the facts; this led to a big libel case.
    1. triggering
    2. shooting
    3. lying
    4. distorting
  6. Computers are an ideal tool to ___________ language learning.
    1. conduct
    2. substitute
    3. facilitate
    4. instruct
  7. Studies have shown that motivation is high among students who follow programmes of ____________ learning.
    1. autonomous
    2. automatic
    3. authorised
    4. self-centred
  8. The employee__________ from the manager’s look of disapproval that his joke was not appreciated.
    1. inferred
    2. implied
    3. implicated
    4. confirmed
  9. Students regarded Latin as boring and __________.
    1. unregulated
    2. regardless
    3. irrelevant
    4. derivative
  10. I was so __________ when I spilled red wine all over their carpet.
    1. compassionate
    2. apathetic
    3. embarrassed
    4. hydrophobic
  11. Organisers are ________ a large crowd at the demonstration as it is being held on a public holiday.
    1. wishing
    2. hoping
    3. allocating
    4. anticipating
  12. I would like to invite Dr Leung to award the prizes at our ceremony. He really is a(n) __________ speaker.
    1. eloquent
    2. chatty
    3. garrulous
    4. notorious
  13. When I praised Lucy about her A grade, she blushed and downplayed it; she is a very _______ girl.
    1. proud
    2. modest
    3. arrogant
    4. sincere
  14. The Poverty Attack programme has been established to help families who find themselves financially _________ .
    1. impaired
    2. damaged
    3. challenged
    4. bereft
  15. You should never call a young lady a ‘bimbo’ as the word has a very negative __________ .
    1. euphemism
    2. agreement
    3. collocation
    4. connotation
  16. If you want to use the toilet in an expensive restaurant in America you should say to the waiter: “Could you tell me where the __________ is, please?”
    1. bog
    2. loo
    3. washroom
    4. john
  17. When you get to New York, you will have to _________ to another flight.
    1. transform
    2. transfer
    3. transit
    4. locate
  18. The landlord could not legally evict his tenants so he proceeded to _________ them in a number of ways.
    1. haunt
    2. eliminate
    3. discriminate
    4. harass
  19. Terrorists openly ___________ violence to achieve their goals.
    1. implicate
    2. advocate
    3. adhere
    4. act
  20. It is difficult to ___________ fake pearls from genuine ones; they are almost identical.
    1. distinguish
    2. diversify
    3. diverge
    4. detect

Section 2

Match each verb on the left with 2 nouns from the box with which it best collocates.
The first one has been done for you.

Section 3

Join the two words to make them binomials using a conjunction or preposition.

  1. 1. sink or swim Answer: or
    2. slowly but surly Answer: but
    3. fair and square Answer: and
    4. bit by bit Answer: by
    5. wine and dine Answer: and
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