Quick Placement Test

    Full Name



    Section 1

    Choose the best word or phrase (a, b, c or d) to fill each blank.

    1. Roberta _____ from The United States.

    a) areb) isc) amd) be

    2. What’s _____ name?

    a) -b) hisc) himd) he

    3. My friend _____ in London.

    a) livingb) livec) livesd) is live       

    4. Where _____?

    a) works Tomb) Tom worksc) Tom does workd) does Tom work

    5. I _____ coffee.

    a) no likeb) not likec) like don’td) don’t like

    6. ‘_____ to Australia, Ginny?’ ‘Yes, two years ago.”

    a) Did you ever gob) Do you ever goc) Have you ever beend) Are you ever going

    7. Tokyo is _____ city I’ve ever lived in.

    a) the most bigb) the biggerc) the biggestd) the more big

    8. A vegetarian is someone _____ doesn’t eat meat.

    a) whob) whatc) whichd) whose

    9. _____ these days.

    a) I never a newspaper buyb) I never buy a newspaperc) I buy never a newspaperd) Never I buy a newspaper

    10. I _____ watch TV tonight.

    a) amb) go toc) going tod) am going to

    11. I wish I _____ more money!

    a) haveb) hadc) would haved) was having

    12. _____ be famous one day?

    a) Would you likeb) Would you like toc) Do you liked) Do you like to

    Section 2

    Choose the best word or phrase (a, b, c or d) to fill each blank.

    13. It’s my birthday _____ Friday.

    a) onb) inc) atd) by

    14. I _____ eighteen years old.

    a) amb) havec) have gotd) -

    15. I _____ a headache.

    a) amb) doc) haved) got

    16. Do you _____ a uniform at your school?

    a) carryb) wearc) used) hold

    17. ‘What time is it?’ ‘I have no _____.’

    a) ideab) opinionc) answerd) time

    18. The meal was very expensive. Look at the _____!

    a) ticketb) receiptc) invoiced) bill

    19. How many _____ of trousers have you got?

    a) itemsb) pairsc) setsd) times

    20. Joel came back from his holiday in Brazil looking really _____.

    a) tannedb) sunnedc) colouredd) darkened

    Section 3

    Choose the best word or phrase (a, b, c or d) to fill each blank.

    21. Harry can _____ English.

    a) to speakb) speakingc) speakd) speaks

    22. I’m not interested _____ sports.

    a) forb) aboutc) ind) to

    23. She likes _____ expensive clothes.

    a) wearingb) to wearingc) weard) is wearing

    24. Harry _____ his father’s car when the accident happened.

    a) was drivingb) drovec) had drivend) has been driving

    25. I was wondering _____ tell me when the next plane from Chicago arrives?

    a) could youb) can youc) if you couldd) if could you

    26. If I _____ him, I would have spoken to him, wouldn’t I?

    a) sawb) had seenc) have seend) would have seen

    27. I like your hair. Where _____?

    a) do you have cutb) have you cut itc) do you have cut itd) do you have it cut

    28. I think Joey must _____ late tonight. His office light is still on.

    a) have workedb) workc) be workingd) to work

    29. John tells me Jack’s going out with Helen, _____ I find hard to believe.

    a) whichb) whoc) whosed) that

    30. What _____ this weekend, Lance?

    a) will you dob) are you doingc) will you have doned) do you do

    31. The weather has been awful. We’ve had very _____ sunshine this summer.

    a) littleb) a littlec) fewd) a few

    32. Did you hear what happened to Kate? She _____.

    a) is arrestedb) arrestedc) has been arrestedd) is being arrested

    Section 4

    Choose the best word or phrase (a, b, c or d) to fill each blank.

    33. I usually _____ up at about 7.30.

    a) gob) bec) dod) get

    34. I _____ football every week.

    a) playb) goc) dod) have

    35. My sister _____ the cooking in our house.

    a) doesb) makesc) cooksd) takes

    36. Don’t forget to _____ the light when you leave the room.

    a) turn upb) turn inc) turn offd) turn over

    37. She was in _____ when she heard the tragic news.

    a) cryingb) tearsc) criesd) tearful

    38. He _____ that he hadn’t stolen the computer, but no one believed him.

    a) reassuredb) informedc) insistedd) persuaded

    39. Could you _____ me that book for a couple of days, please?

    a) lendb) owec) borrowd) rent

    40. Greg is _____ a lot of time at Yvonne’s house these days!

    a) takingb) spendingc) havingd) doing

    Section 5

    Choose the best word or phrase (a, b, c or d) to fill each blank.

    41. Who _____ in that house?

    a) does liveb) livesc) does he lived) he lives

    42. I’ll call you when I _____ home.

    a) getb) ’ll getc) ’ll have gotd) ’m getting

    43. If you _____ me, what would you do?

    a) wasb) would bec) wered) have been

    44. I don’t know where _____ last night.

    a) did he gob) he did goc) went hed) he went

    45. John and Betty are coming to visit us tomorrow but I wish _____.

    a) they won’tb) they hadn’tc) they didn’td) they weren’t

    46. I’m so hungry! If only Bill _____ all the food in the fridge!

    a) wasn’t eatingb) didn’t eatc) hadn’t eatend) hasn’t eaten

    47. I regret _____ harder in school.

    a) not studyingb) not to studyc) to not studyd) not have studied

    48. Surely Sue _____ you if she was unhappy with your work.

    a) will tellb) would have toldc) must have toldd) had told

    49. Our neighbours aren’t very polite, and _____ particularly quiet!

    a) neither they aren’tb) either they aren’tc) nor are theyd) neither did they be

    50. We had expected that they _____ fluent English, but in fact they didn’t.

    a) werespeakingb) would speakc) had spokend) spoke

    51. I’d rather I _____ next weekend, but I do!

    a) don’t have to workb) didn’t have to workc) wouldn’t workd) wasn’t working

    52. Harriet is so knowledgeable. She can talk about _____ subject that comes up.

    a) whateverb) wheneverc) whereverd) whoever

    Section 6

    Choose the best word or phrase (a, b, c or d) to fill each blank.

    53. I always _____ milk in my coffee.

    a) haveb) drinkc) mixd) make

    54. I _____ TV every evening.

    a) watchb) look atc) seed) hear

    55. Can you give me a _____ with my bag.

    a) legb) backc) handd) head

    56. Before you enter the triathlon, please bear in _____ that you’re not as young as you used to be!

    a) thoughtb) questionc) mindd) opinion

    57. The breath test showed he had consumed more than three times the legal limit of alcohol, so the police arrested him for _____.

    a) trespassingb) muggingc) speedingd) drunk driving

    58. The meeting was _____ and not very interesting.

    a) time-wastingb) time-consumingc) time-usingd) out of time

    59. After the movie was released, the main _____ point was its excessive use of violence.

    a) discussionb) speakingc) conversationd) talking

    60. There have been several big _____ against the use of GM foods recently.

    a) campaignsb) issuesc) boycottsd) strikes

    Section 7

    Read the text below. For questions 61 to 65, choose the best answer (a, b, c or d).

    Many hotel chains and tour operators say that they take their environmental commitments seriously, but often they do not respect their social and economic responsibilities to the local community. So is it possible for travellers to help improve the lives of locals and still have a good holiday?

    The charity, Tourism Concern, thinks so. It has pioneered the concept of the fair-trade holiday. The philosophy behind fair-trade travel is to make sure that local people get a fair share of the income from tourism. The objectives are simple: employing local people wherever possible; offering fair wages and treatment; showing cultural respect; involving communities in deciding how tourism is developed; and making sure that visitors have minimal environmental impact.

    Although there is currently no official fair-trade accreditation for holidays, the Association of Independent Tour Operators has worked hard to produce responsible tourism guidelines for its members. Some new companies, operated as much by principles as profits, offer a fantastic range of holidays for responsible and adventurous travellers.

    61. Tourism Concern…

    a) is a tour operator.b) is a hotel.c) is a charity.d) is a chain of hotels.

    62. Which of the following is NOT one of Tourism Concern’s objectives?

    a) Good pay for local people.b) Showing respect for local cultures.c) Saving tourists money.d) Protecting the local environment.

    63. According to the text, fair-trade travel is all about…

    a) making money for charity.b) money from tourism going to local people.c) travellers getting a good deal.d) a great cultural experience.

    64. According to the text, there are _____ companies that are operated on principles as well as profits.

    a) a fewb) noc) some oldd) many

    65. Choose the most appropriate title for the article.

    a) Holidays from heavenb) Cheap adventure holidaysc) Fair-trade holidaysd) Great holiday deals

    Section 8

    Write a letter or email to your new pen-friend from abroad and introduce yourself. Say where you come from, where you live and give a little information about your family and friends as well as your hobbies and interests. Say how long you have been learning English and how you would like to improve your English.

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