ENGLISH VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST




Topic: Politics, elections, voting 4 (for ESL students)

Choose the best response:


1. What's Barak Obama's ___________ ( = position) on the war in Iraq?
  stance
  distance

2. The voters have to decide which candidate is better ___________ to handle the current problems with the economy.
  suits
  suited

3. It's a ________. = Either candidate could win.
  wash-out
  toss-up

4. Most voters are concerned about the rising price of ________. ( = called "petrol" in the UK)
  gas
  gases

5.McCain has a slight ________. = McCain is doing slightly better, is slightly more successful, etc.
  advantage
  plus

6. A ________ margin = A very small margin/difference
  wafer-like
  wafer-thin

7. George Bush currently has a very low approval ________. ( = very few people approve of how he is performing as president)
  rating
  score

8. The mood between the two candidates was not relaxed, it was ________.
  tension
  tense

9. The two candidates got into a ________ ( = impassioned) argument during their first debate.
  heating
  heated

10. Obama is making an effort to ________ ( = get rid of, lessen) divisions within the Democratic party.
  heal
  help


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