ELL/ESL VOCABULARY TEST (English vocabulary practice)


Topic: Politics, elections, voting (common terms and expressions) 3

Choose the best response:


1. A close race = A ___________ race
  tight
  close-knit

2. Many senators support his ___________ ( = attempt) to become president.
  bead
  bid

3. Her campaign is gaining ________. = Her campaign is becoming more and more effective/successful.
  quickness
  momentum

4. The probable nominee = The ________ nominee
  likely
  likeable

5. That victory established him as the clear front-________.
  runner
  place

6. Voter ________ was very high. = A lot of people voted.
  appearance
  turnout

7. The senator said that he would ________ ( = support) the other candidate.
  back
  back-out

8. The presidential election will be ________ on November 1st.
  located
  held

9. The other candidate for mayor claimed that he was ________ to improving recycling in the city.
  bound
  committed

10. She was able to ________ a lot of money for her campaign.
  raise
  rise


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