Dubai: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

Situated on the coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is one of the seven countries that today make up the United Arab Emirates. The capital, also named Dubai, was (0) __   C     _ founded at the beginning of the 19th century, and, because of its (1) ________ location, it rapidly became popular with foreign tradesmen, many of whom eventually (2)________ in the city.

Today, Dubai is a modern, thriving city attracting an increasing (3) ________ of tourists. If you come here in the summer, however, be warned. The temperature can (4) ________ a maximum of over 47 degrees Celsius, so remember to drink (5) ________ of water.

Dubai City is where everyone will want to start their sightseeing. Go exploring and, who knows, you might find something unexpected just (6) ________ the corner. Of course, you can visit one of the modern shopping malls, but for a completely different (7) ________ go to a souk – a traditional market that you can find in many parts of Dubai, selling clothes, jewellery, food and sculptures. One thing you will be expected to do is to (8)________ with the shopkeeper before agreeing on a price. It is not just about (9) ________ a bargain, it is part of culture.

There is no doubt that Dubai is an exciting place. It has been said that it is the fastest growing city in the world with (10) ________ 800 people setting up home here every day! Some of the more remarkable developments (11) ________ the 'palm peninsulas’ being constructed just off the coast and the planned underwater hotel. It really is n futuristic city that will (12) ________ your breath away.

0 invented devised founded discovered
1 prime first major super
2 matured established developed settled
3 total number amount sum
4 achieve make reach realise
5 plenty lot enough sufficient
6 across behind below around
7 occurrence experience event incident
8 contract bicker quarrel haggle
9 selling dealing striking trading
10 an evaluated an estimated a counted a measured
11 include contain enclose surround
12 grasp pull snatch take

1.A; 2.D; 3.B; 4.C; 5.A; 6.D; 7.B; 8.D; 9.C; 10.B; 11.A; 12.D


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