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PLACEMENT TEST (SAMPLE)

 

PLACEMENT TEST (SAMPLE)

 

A. GRAMMAR AND STRUCTURE         

 

TENSES

 

 

Put the verbs in the correct tense (Present Simple / Continuous, Past Simple / Continuous, Used to, Present Perfect Simple, Past Perfect Simple, Future).

1.More and more species _____________(become) extinct nowadays.

 

2. Tom ___________(sometimes, go) fishing at weekends.

 

3. I__________(not/hear) from uncle Jim since last June.

 

4. I ______________(do) my homework! Now I can go play with my friends.

 

5. __________you________(have) fun at the party yesterday?

 

6. Watch out for the dog! It _____________(bite) you!

 

7. I think Martin __________(become) a rock star one day.

 

8. I _______________(watch) TV yesterday when the lights went out.

 

9. “__________you_________(ever, go) to Paris?”

 

“Yes, the last time I __________(go) there was on a school trip.”

 

10.My parents __________(travel) a lot when they were younger.

 

11. By the time I got home, the film _____________(finish).

 

12.I_____________(go) shopping. Do you want me to get you anything?

 

Put the verbs in the correct tense.

 

1. Chris _____________(look) for a job for three months before he found one.

 

2. Hurry up! The film _________(start) in ten minutes!

 

3. Sarah _________(always, want) to become a teacher. She really loves kids!

 

4. This time tomorrow I______________(take) a maths exam.

 

5. By the end of the week I ____________(finish ) my project.

 

6. I’m soaking wet! I_____________(walk) in the rain for an hour!

 

7. I ___________(do) my homework while my brother _____________(play) computer games.

 

 

 

COMPARISON: Put the adjectives/adverbs in the correct form. Add any necessary words.

 

1. This is the ___________(lovely) ring I’ve ever seen!

 

2. August is ___________(hot) than June.

 

3.That exercise was  ___________(difficult ) I had expected.

 

4. I can’t hear you. Can you speak a little ____________(loud),please?

 

5. My___________ (bad) mark was at maths. I’m totally hopeless at that subject!

 

6. Tania is _____________(tall) her sister. They’re of the same height.

 

PASSIVE VOICE:  Turn the following sentences into Passive Voice.

 

1. Her mother wakes her up at seven o’clock every morning.

 

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2. The police caught the robbers yesterday.

 

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3. They will open a new shopping mall soon.

 

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4. The fire had destroyed the building.

 

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5. Someone is cleaning the pool.

 

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6. People say he is the best pianist in the world.

 

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WISHES: Read the situations below. For each one, write an appropriate sentence starting with “I wish”and using the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

 

  1. I am sorry I didn’t buy that dress yesterday.

 

I ……………………………….. (buy) that dress yesterday.

 

  1. I haven’t got a tablet. I would very much like to have one.

 

I ………………………………... (have) a tablet.

 

  1. You’re not listening to me. You never do. I find that very annoying.

 

I ………………………………..  (listen) to me.

 

CONDITIONALS: Fill in the blanks with the right form of the verb in brackets.

 

  1. We wanted to go out yesterday but the weather was terrible. If it ……………….. (be) a nice day, we ………………………… (go) for a picnic.
  2. I really want to help you with your homework but I have an appointment. If I ……………………… (not/have to) leave I …………………………. (help) you.
  3. I’m studying really hard because my dad told me that if I ………………………….(pass) my exams, he …………………………… (buy) me a new laptop.

 

Circle the correct option.

 

  1. Unless / As long as he asks me, I won’t help him.
  2. If you like / liked her so much, why don’t you ask her out?
  3. When you heat water, it boils / will boil.

 

Circle the correct option.

 

  1. When you came in I was talking to a person who / which worked with my father.
  2. He picked up the book which / where was on the table.
  3. I’ll always remember the day where / that I met you.

 

Join each pair of sentences together to make one sentence, using a relative pronoun.

 

That’s the boy. His brother is an actor.

 

………………………………………………………………………………….

 

I’m going to speak to the mechanic. He repaired my car.

 

………………………………………………………………………………….

 

He threw away the computer. It didn’t work properly.

 

………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Modals

 

Circle the correct option.

 

  1. David can / may / has to cook well when he wants to.
  2. Do you think it would / should / might rain?
  3. He mustn’t / can’t / shouldn’t be rich. He works in a factory.
  4. How may / will / shall I help you sir?
  5. In many countries you can / must / should wear a seat belt in the car. It’s the law.

 

Rewrite the sentences using a modal verb. Do not change the meaning.

 

  1. It isn’t necessary for me to wear a suit at work.

 

I ………………………………………… wear a suit at work.

 

  1. I am sure that man is her husband.

 

That man  …………………………………… her husband.

 

  1. You are not allowed to eat in the library.

 

You ………………………………………….. in the library.

 

  1. You were very rude to him last night. That was really wrong.

 

You ………………………………………… so rude to him last night 

 

 

 

Change the following sentences into Reported Speech.

 

1. “I’ve never been to Paris before,” said John.

 

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2. “I’m not going on holiday next week” Simon said.

 

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3. “Let’s hold a party for your success,” said  Tim.

 

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4. “Tidy your room now!” mum told us.

 

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5. “Don’t touch the statue,” the teacher told the students.

 

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6. “Where did I leave my glasses?”, Grandma wondered.

 

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7. “Do you want a lift to work tomorrow?”, Sarah asked me.

 

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8. “You should see a doctor”, my friend said to me.

 

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Circle the right answer.

 

1. Do you need……….money to buy that souvenir?

 

a. many

b. much

c. a lot

 

2. We have got ………eggs; we can make the cake.

 

a. a lot

b. a few

c. few

 

3. The rooms were dark and there was …………in the building.

 

a. nobody

b. everyone

c. anyone

 

4. These are your pens. The ones on the desk are ………

 

a. our

b. us

c. ours

 

5. I must buy a present for my dad. Let’s have a look at the ………shirts.

 

a. men

b. mens’

c. men’s

 

6. He trained hard for the race, ……?

 

a. didn’t he

b. did he

c. isn’t he

 

7. Tim read the story …….than his classmate.

 

a. loudly

b. louder

c. more loudly

 

8. Be careful with that knife! You may cut ……

 

a. yourself

b. your

c. yours

 

9. Mathematics ……an interesting subject at school.

 

a. are

b. is

c. had

 

10. ………Thames is the main river that crosses London.

 

a. The

b. -

c. A

 

11. My mum made me …….my homework before going out with my friends.

 

a. finishing

b. finish

c. to finish

 

12. We are all looking forward to ………you again next summer.

 

a. seeing

b. see

c. have seen

 

13. It is difficult ………all these questions in the quiz.

 

a. answering

b. to answer

c. answer

 

14. Ben is ………..to go to school; he’s only four.

 

a. young enough

b. very young

c. too young

 

15. No! You can’t stay out so late. You aren’t ……..

 

a. old enough

b. very old

c. too old

 

16. Martina ………..in Moscow when she was a kid.

 

a. use to live

b. was living

c. used to live

 

17. It was hard at first but he quickly ……….driving on the left!

 

a. got used to

b. was used to

c. used to

 

18. Neither Mark …….Betty liked the film.

 

a. neither

b. either

c. nor

 

19. I have done my homework and ……….my sister.

 

a. so

b. so has

c. so does

 

20. They built a fence ……..people wouldn’t cross their garden.

 

a. so as

b. so that

c. in order

 

21. ……….the bad weather, they decided to go on the trip.

 

a. Despite

b. However

c. Although

 

22. They were ………interesting stories that I wanted to read them all.

 

a. such

b. such an

c. so

 

23. Remember to call me as soon as you …….

 

a. arrived

b. will arrive

c. arrive

 

24. The washing machine isn’t working. I’m going to …………  I’ve already called the technician.

 

a. have repaired it

b. repair it

c. have it repaired

 

25. He is believed ……….a lot of money in a lottery in the past.

 

a. to have won

b. to win

c. that he won

 

       Use ONE word to complete each gap.

 

 

 

Dear David,

I’m going to visit your country next month. I’m going to travel ……..two friends. We don’t know ………..to stay. Are ……..any cheap hotels in your town? We ………..like to stay somewhere in the centre. Can ………..help us?

Carlos

Dear Carlos,

Hotels in the centre …….expensive, but I have good news. I ………spoken to my aunt Gloria about you and she says you can all stay at ……….house. It is bigger ………my house. That ………be all right for you, won’t it?

DAVID

 

 

 

     Complete the five conversations. For questions 1-5, choose an answer A, B or C.

 

1   Let’s listen to this new CD.              A Who’s the singer?

 

                                                                     B It’s in the record shop.

 

                                                                     C I can hear it.

 

2   I’d like two tickets for tonight.        A I’ll just check for you.

 

                                                              B Afternoon and evening.

 

                                                              C  How much did you pay?.

 

3   What time did the meeting end?          A In a minute.

 

                                                                   B For half an hour.

 

                                                                   C Just before lunch.

 

4   I can’t do this maths problem.             A I suppose so.

 

                                                                  Let me see.

 

                                                                  C  Certainly not.

 

 

 

5  Do you like Jane’s new flat?                A I don’t go there.

 

                                                                        B She likes the new house.

 

                                                                        C The rooms are rather small.

 

 

 

B. WRITING                           ____/100   (Band:_____/5)

 

 

 

 

 

Read this postcard from your friend, Paul.Write a short answer telling him what he wants to know. (50-70 words)

 

 

 

I’m very pleased you’re going to visit me on Saturday. How will you get here? What time will you arrive? What shall we do?

 

See you soon.

 

Yours,

 

Paul

 

 

 

 

 

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GOOD LUCK!!! J

 

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