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Functional Words

Subjects : literacy, vocabulary
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Do not walk across the street at this time


2. Place of business where professional duties are performed; different places such as doctor's office & schools & and businesses have offices






3. Chemical (s) & when ignited & that instantly generate a great amount of heat resulting in a destructive shock wave and blast wind; also means to stay-away / do not touch






4. Be careful & there is a step up or down






5. A vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals






6. A vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals






7. Any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism - do not touch & drink/eat & keep away from pets and children






8. Directional word - going from a higher to a lower level or position & e.g. skiing down the slope & riding the elevator down






9. Do not touch or you may get paint on you






10. A message informing of danger; you need to read warning information on medication & food packages & product manual & etc. to ensure safety






11. Only employees can access the room/area; you need to ask permission before entering






12. Do not go in this door or place






13. Only employees can access the room/area; you need to ask permission before entering






14. Chemical (s) & when ignited & that instantly generate a great amount of heat resulting in a destructive shock wave and blast wind; also means to stay-away / do not touch






15. Follow a procedure or take a course & e.g. your turn to plan a game when someone tells you to 'Go'; you begin to drive a go-cart when the 'Go' sign lights up






16. A stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt






17. Stay away from the area & do not stand on the area/thing & e.g. a sign may say 'Keep Off the Grass'






18. A stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt






19. A person responsible for receiving payments for goods and services (as in a shop or restaurant) & or a place in a store/restaurant where you pay your bill






20. You cannot go into this place without special permission






21. It means you must walk & not run; if traffic light says 'walk' that means you can cross the street






22. A person responsible for receiving payments for goods and services (as in a shop or restaurant) & or a place in a store/restaurant where you pay your bill






23. Knowledge of some fact or event; a place where you can receive the knowledge by asking






24. Able to catch fire easily & also means to keep fire away






25. Easily broken or damaged or destroyed; if an item is marked 'fragile' you must take extra care in handling the item






26. Hold onto the handrail as you go up or down the stairs or escalator






27. Hold onto the handrail as you go up or down the stairs or escalator






28. Do not walk across the street at this time


29. Any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism - do not touch & drink/eat & keep away from pets and children






30. Do not go in this door or place






31. Do not touch or you may get paint on you






32. The force of policemen and officers who can help you when you are in trouble; you also need to listen carefully and follow their directions






33. Stay away from the area & do not stand on the area/thing & e.g. a sign may say 'Keep Off the Grass'






34. Stand on the sidewalk until the bus comes or you are given directions to cross






35. Stand on the sidewalk until the bus comes or you are given directions to cross






36. A sign that tell you that the person who works in the office/room/shop is not inside at the time






37. Easily broken or damaged or destroyed; if an item is marked 'fragile' you must take extra care in handling the item






38. Knowledge of some fact or event; a place where you can receive the knowledge by asking






39. Follow a procedure or take a course & e.g. your turn to plan a game when someone tells you to 'Go'; you begin to drive a go-cart when the 'Go' sign lights up






40. Lifting device that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building






41. A sign for bathroom/locker room for boys and men






42. Not open & e.g. Philadelphia International Airport was closed due to heavy snow.






43. A message informing of danger; you need to read warning information on medication & food packages & product manual & etc. to ensure safety






44. Place of business where professional duties are performed; different places such as doctor's office & schools & and businesses have offices






45. The force of policemen and officers who can help you when you are in trouble; you also need to listen carefully and follow their directions






46. Not open & e.g. Philadelphia International Airport was closed due to heavy snow.






47. Be careful & there is a step up or down






48. An alphabetical list of names and addresses; you can use to find information on people






49. It means you must walk & not run; if traffic light says 'walk' that means you can cross the street






50. Directional word - going from a higher to a lower level or position & e.g. skiing down the slope & riding the elevator down