Test your vocabulary with these 18 questions.
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#1. When I was a child I got £5 __________ money from my parents every week.
#2. The small decorative objects used to fasten the end of sleeves are called __________.
#3. In British English it's a pavement. In American it's a ______________.
#4. "That new play that opened in the local theatre last weekend bombed!" What's the meaning of bombed in American English?
The cast is too large to fit on the stage.
It has been a tremendous failure.
It has been a tremendous success.
The cast is so small it's not worth seeing.
#5. In American English it's an 'elevator'. In British English it's a ________.
#6. Inside a square there are 4 ___________ angles.
#7. He works in a factory as a __________ worker.
#8. The American term 'adobe' refers to:
a sun drenched plateau
a style of outdoor painting
a sun dried brick
a sun dried tomato
#9. __________ are clothes you wear when you are sleeping.
#10. At a bus stop, the British form a queue. Americans _______________.
stand in line
form a file
stand at line
make a queue
#11. Which of the following shapes has three sides?
#12. The American term 'slugfest' comes from German and means:
A boxing match with a lot of punching
Whipped cream on top of coffee
A lot of slugs get together in the garden
A place where parties happen
#13. A piece of woolly clothing which has buttons at the front and is usually worn on top of other clothes is called __________.
#14. What shape is a football?
#15. Pants mean underwear in British English but refer to __________ in American English.
#16. In many games we throw a dice (a six sided object), but what shape is it?
#17. What do we call the line from the centre to the edge of a circle?