ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST
Choose the answer that you think is correct and circle the appropriate letter:
|1.||This man has dark ______________
a) heads b) head c) hairs d) hair
|2.||and a ______________.
a) beard b) barber c) moustaches d) facehair
|3.||He is ______________ a jacket
a) wearing b) carrying c) having d) holding
|4.||and he is ______________ a piece of paper.
a) wearing b) holding c) having d) getting
|5.||He is sitting at his ______________
a) chair b) desk c) office d) room
|6.||– perhaps he is ______________.
a) work b) at work c) business d) on job
|7.||You arrive at a party at 8 p.m. What do you say?
a) Goodnight b) Good-bye c) Good evening d) Good afternoon
|8.||Someone offers you a drink. You don’t want it. What do you say?
a) Thank you b) Please c) No, thank you d) No, please
|9.||Henderson ______________ going to work.
a) likes not b) don’t like c) doesn’t like d) not like
|10.||___________________ early in the morning?
a) Does he get up b) Gets he up c) Do he get up d) Get he up
|11.||He _________________ to drive a car.
a) am learning b) learning c) is learning d) are learning
|12.||A train is __________________ a bus.
a) more quickly b) quickly c) quicker than d) more quick
|13.||He ________________ swim very well.
a) not can b) cannot c) doesn’t can d) don’t can
|14.||____________________________ the bus to work.
a) Always Roberts catches b) Roberts always catches c) Roberts catches always d) Roberts does always catches
|15.||Peter works in London. ____________________________.
a) He goes there by train b) He there goes by train c) He goes by train there d) There goes he by train
|16.||____________________________ TV last night.
a) Did he watch b) Watched he c) Did he watched d) Does he watch
|17.||I spoke slowly, but he _______________ understand me.
a) canned not b) didn’t can c) didn’t could d) could not
|18.||He made _______________ last year.
a) many money b) much money c) a lot of money d) lots money
|19.||I asked him ______________________.
a) to not go away b) to go not away c) not to go away d) go not away
|20.||He used to live _______________ London.
a) on b) in c) to d) at
|21.||James ________________ to him on the phone.
a) spoked b) speaked c) spoke d) spoken
|22.||“Quiet, please – I ____________________”
a) am doing a test! b) do a test! c) doing a test! d) does a test!
|23.||I won’t go to Cambridge if it ___________________ tomorrow.
a) rain b) would rain c) rains d) raining
|24.||While he ____________________ to London he saw an accident.
a) was driving b) drives c) drove d) had driven
|25.||Millions of cigarettes ____________________ every year.
a) is smoke b) are smoking c) are smoked d) are smoke
|26.||He has a __________________ experience in marketing in Europe.
a) grand b) wide c) large d) great
|27.||I remember _________________ him in London.
a) of meeting b) to meet c) to meeting d) meeting
|28.||But I saw him in Frankfurt ____________________.
a) 3 years ago b) for 3 years c) before 3 years d) since 3 years
|29.||Could you look ________________ the blackboard and read what is on it?
a) to b) on c) for d) at
|30.||Smith went abroad last year. _______________________ abroad before.
a) He had never been b) He had been never c) He never went d) He went never
|31.||The last Olympic Games ____________________ in Athens.
a) were helded b) was holded c) were held d) were hold
|32.||He took _________________ cheese.
a) all of b) all c) the all d) all of the
|33.||The committee held a __________________ last week.
a) meeting b) gathering c) session d) sitting
|34.||I ___________________ the Prime Minister’s speech very carefully.
a) heard to b) heard c) listened to d) overheard
|35.||He would have known that, if he _________________________ the meeting.
a) had attended b) would have attended c) has attended d) would attend
|36.||Would you mind __________________ the door?
a) open b) to open c) opening d) to opening
|37.||In August he ____________________ for us for 25 years.
a) will have worked b) will work c) is going to work d) will be working
|38.||___________________________ since I came back to the office?
a) Did Robinson telephone b) Was Robinson telephoning c) telephoned Robinson d) Has Robinson telephoned
|39.||He speaks English very well ________________ he’s only 12.
a) whereas b) despite c) in spite of d) although
|40.||“Don’t do that,” I said. I ________________ him not to do that.
a) talked b) told c) spoke d) said
|41.||He never takes risks. He’s a very __________________ man.
a) mindful b) anxious c) attentive d) cautious
|42.||I’d like to put ________________ a suggestion, if I may.
a) forward b) over c) across d) through
|43.||I ___________________ this test for at least half an hour now.
a) do b) am doing c) have done d) have been doing
|44.||I’ll speak to him when he __________________.
a) will arrive b) is arriving c) arrives d) would arrive
|45.||“Can you come tomorrow?” He asked ____________________ tomorrow.
a) if I come b) that I come c) if I could come d) that I can come
|46.||He hasn’t come again today. If he doesn’t come, __________________________ what to do tomorrow.
a) he wouldn’t know b) he didn’t know c) he will not have known d) he won’t know
|CONVERSATION (questions 47 – 64)|
|47.||Mr and Mrs Wallace want to buy a house, so they go to the office of an estate agent.
Agent: Good morning. Mr and Mrs Wallace?
Mrs Wallace: Mr Hogan?
Agent: How do you do.
Mrs Wallace: I spoke to you on the phone. _______________ is my husband.
a) This b) It c) He d) That
Mr Wallace: How do you do.
|48.||Agent: How do you do. _______________ sit down.
a) You b) Please c) Now d) Let
(They all sit down at a desk.)
|49.||Agent: I understand from our telephone conversation that you’re _________________
a) intending b) interesting c) intended d) interested
|50.||in buying a property for about £85,000, is that ________________?
a) true b) possible c) not d) right
|51.||Mrs Wallace: No. Well the price is right, but – eh – well, we ___________ a problem.
a) make b) have c) are d) seem
We’ve been living abroad for the last ten years –
|52.||Mr Wallace: Longer _______________ that.
a) than b) that c) as d) to
|53.||Mrs Wallace: Yes, I suppose it is – and we want to settle back here _______________
a) because b) and c) but d) so
|54.||we have very different ideas of the ________________ of place we’d like to live in.
a) kind b) piece c) shape d) area
|55.||Mr Wallace: Yes, you see ________________ prefer to live in town, in a centrally located flat.
a) I b) I’d c) we d) we’d
|56.||Mrs Wallace: And I am really keen to live in _______________ country.
a) the b) a c) some d) –
|57.||I want a big garden. I want a new view. I want to be ______________ to go for walks.
a) able b) possible c) can d) allow
I want to go back to work – that is, to get back into teaching.
|58.||Mr Wallace: Well, I’m sure you __________ teach in London, in town, just as easily.
a) would b) might c) should d) could
|59.||Mrs Wallace: Yes, ______________ I think the chances of
a) and b) but c) so d) then
|60.||getting a job ______________ probably much greater in a village school
a) is b) are c) will d) would
|61.||and I ______________ like to be part of the community again, darling.
a) would b) do c) will d) shall
|62.||Mr Wallace: And I want to live in a flat _______________ maintenance included.
a) for b) with c) and d) by
|63.||You know – you pay for all the ______________ I mean, I’m not a do-it-yourself man.
a) services b) servants c) assistance d) assistants
|64.||I don’t like to mend leaky ________________, and that sort of thing.
a) walls b) floors c) roofs d) ceilings
|AT A HOTEL (question 65 – 80)|
|65.||Mr Graham has just checked into a hotel, but he is not happy with his room. He goes down to the reception desk.
Mr Graham: I’m ___________ there’s been a mistake. My room doesn’t have a bath.
a) sorry b) afraid c) anxious d) regret
|66.||Hotel Clerk: Well, I think your room is correct, sir. Room 118 ________________?
a) don’t you b) isn’t it c) doesn’t it d) can you
|67.||Mr Graham: _______________, could I have a bath, please?
a) Thus b) Well c) In spite d) Thank you
|68.||Hotel Clerk: Eh – I’m afraid we don’t _______________ a room with a bath and –
a) reserve b) get c) have d) retain
|69.||Mr Graham: Look, I’m very tired. I don’t want to ________________ but my firm always book a room with a bath.
a) shout b) denounce c) anger d) argue
|70.||Hotel Clerk: Eh – I’ll check the ________________
a) correspondence b) mailing c) communicate d) lettering
|71.||but I don’t think you were ________________ into a room with a bath.
a) reserved b) checked c) booked d) registered
There we are, it is Mr Graham, isn’t it?
Mr Graham: It is, yes.
The clerk shows Mr Graham a letter.
|72.||Hotel Clerk: Yes, one ________________ room.
a) alone b) single c) bathless d) only
|73.||Mr Graham: I’ll see them when I get back. Well, I ________________ that it’s our mistake,
a) appreciate b) deprecate c) respect d) expect
|74.||but are you sure there’s ________________ with a bath?
a) not b) something c) anything d) nothing
Hotel Clerk: Well, ________________
|75.||Mr Graham: I’ve just flown a very long ________________ and I’m very tired and all I want is a bath and a sleep.
a) distance b) airline c) period d) timing
|76.||Hotel Clerk: Well, as I’ve said, sir, there’s ________________ nothing for tonight.
a) extremely b) perfectly c) absolutely d) especially
But let’s see. You’re here for five days, aren’t you?
Mr Graham: Oh dear!
|77.||Hotel Clerk: I’ll just have a ________________ with the manager.
a) word b) sentence c) phrase d) dialogue
|78.||Mr Graham: I would ________________ it.
a) value b) appreciate c) thank d) reward
|79.||I’m __________________ to have a long hot bath!
a) despaired b) worried c) desperate d) overwhelmed
|80.||Hotel Clerk: Don’t worry, sir! ________________ it with me.
a) Let b) Leave c) Give d) Stop
CORRECT ANSWERS TO TEST
INTERPRETATION OF THE RESULTS
Correct answers % Level Description
76 – 80 95 – 100 seven Very advanced
70 – 75 87 – 94 six Advanced
62 – 69 77 – 86 five Higher Intermediate
52 – 61 65 – 76 four Intermediate
40 – 51 50 – 64 three Lower Intermediate
24 – 39 30 – 49 two Elementary
1 – 23 1 – 29 one Beginner
Each level is equivalent of 120 – 150 hours instruction.
|Council of Europe levels||
|The capacity to deal with material which is academic or cognitively demanding, and to use language to good effect at a level of performance which may in certain respects be more advanced than that of an average native speaker.
Example: CAN scan texts for relevant information, and grasp main topic of text, reading almost as quickly as a native speaker.
Effective Operational Proficiency
|The ability to communicate with the emphasis on how well it is done, in terms of appropriacy, sensitivity and the capacity to deal with unfamiliar topics.
Example: CAN deal with hostile questioning confidently. CAN get and hold onto his/her turn to speak.
|The capacity to achieve most goals and express oneself on a range of topics.
Example: CAN show visitors around and give a detailed description of a place.
|The ability to express oneself in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with nonroutine information.
Example: CAN ask to open an account at a bank, provided that the procedure is straightforward.
|An ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and begin to express oneself in familiar contexts.
Example: CAN take part in a routine conversation on simple predictable topics.
|A basic ability to communicate and exchange information in a simple way.
Example: CAN ask simple questions about a menu and understand simple answers.