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Level 2: Pre-Intermediate >> Vocabulary Worksheets >> Small differences between words even at an intermediate level of English can be frustrating for students to try and understand. Here is a series of worksheets for students to not only aim at getting the right word but think about why the other answers are not correct.

Vocabulary Multiple Choice Worksheet.



Deciding between different, similar vocabulary items becomes ever more difficult as students progress through ever higher levels in their English studies. For each question below, choose the best answer from the four possibilities. Think also about why the other three choices are NOT possible.

1. Jenny is ____________, she can speak French and English fluently.
a. linguist
b. bilingual
c. dialect
d. translator

2. We have to make a fire so go and collect some ____________ from nearby trees so we have some wood to burn.
a. logs
b. leaves
c. branches
d. straw

3. This Maths problem is really hard. Can I use a ____________ to help me?
a. abacus
b. modem
c. keyboard
d. calculator

4. The old ____________ was built up on the hill which made it easier to defend if there was a war.
a. chapel
b. church
c. castle
d. prison

5. I gave the shopkeeper five dollars for that pencil and she only gave me 20 cents ____________.
a. receipt
b. change
c. coins
d. rest

6. Turn the ____________ on Billy. It is so hot in here!
a. fan
b. heating
c. propeller
d. mixer

7. Turn the TV up a little, please. I can't ____________ it!
a. listen
b. feel
c. hear
d. touch

8. We played a silly ____________ at the party last night. Everyone really enjoyed it but we were very tired by the end.
a. joke
b. play
c. sport
d. game

9. Jack is a ____________ man and is very generous with his money.
a. foolish
b. kind
c. soft
d. gift

10. In the department store, remember to take the ____________ because I might have to change the dress if it is too small.
a. ticket
b. bill
c. invoice
d. receipt

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