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Placement Test for General English Courses

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Personal Data

Part 1—Multiple Choice Test

Question 1

I …

… from France.

Question 2

This is my brother.

… name is Peter.

Question 3

Mike is …

Question 4

My brother is …

… artist.

Question 5

… 20 desks in the classroom.

Question 6

Paul …

… romantic films.

Question 7

Sorry, I can’t talk. I …

… right now.

Question 8

She …

… at school last week.

Question 9

I …

… the film last night.

Question 10

… a piece of cake? No, thank you.

Question 11

The living room is …

… than the bedroom.

Question 12

The car is very old. We’re going …

… a new car soon.

Question 13

Jane is a vegetarian. She …

… eats meat.

Question 14

There aren’t …

… buses late in the evening.

Question 15

The car park is …

… to the restaurant.

Question 16

Sue …

… shopping every day.

Question 17

They …

… in the park when it started to rain heavily.

Question 18

… seen fireworks before?

Question 19

We’ve been friends …

… many years.

Question 20

You …

… pay for the tickets. They’re free.

Question 21

I feel very …

… . I’m going to go to bed!

Question 22

It’s cold so you should …

… on a warm jacket.

Question 23

Paul will look …

… our dogs while we’re on holiday.

Question 24

She …

… a lot of her free time reading.

Question 25

Hello, this is Simon. Could I …

… to Jane, please?

Question 26

Jeff was ill last week and he …

… go out.

Question 27

These are the photos …

… I took on holiday.

Question 28

We’ll stay at home if it …

… this afternoon.

Question 29

He doesn’t smoke now, but he …

… a lot when he was young.

Question 30

Mark plays football …

… anyone else I know.

Question 31

I promise I …

… you as soon as I’ve finished this cleaning.

Question 32

This town …

… by lots of tourists during the summer.

Question 33

He said that his friend …

… to speak to him after they lost the football match.

Question 34

How about …

… to the cinema tonight?

Question 35

Excuse me, can you …

… me the way to the station, please?

Question 36

I wasn’t interested in the performance very much.

… as his word.

Question 37

Take a warm coat, …

… you might get very cold outside.

Question 38

… this great book and I can’t wait to see how it ends.

Question 39

What I like more than anything else …

… at weekends.

Question 40

She …

… for her cat for two days when she finally found it in the garage.

Question 41

We won’t catch the plane …

… we leave home now! Please hurry up!

Question 42

If I hadn’t replied to your email, I …

… here with you now.

Question 43

Do you think you …

… with my mobile phone soon? I need to make a call.

Question 44

I don’t remember mentioning …

… dinner together tonight.

Question 45

Was it Captain Cook …

… New Zealand?

Question 46

They’re coming to our house …

… Saturday.

Question 47

I think it’s very easy to …

… debt these days.

Question 48

Come on! Quick! Let’s get …

Question 49

I phoned her …

… I heard the news.

Question 50

You may not like the cold weather here, but you’ll have to …

… , I’m afraid

Part 2—Free Text

Describe (in English!) in 100–150 words why you would like to join an English course.