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World Link

Placement Test Package
Susan Stempleski
James R. Morgan Nancy Douglas

World Link Placement Test Package
Susan Stempleski
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Scoring. and Recommended Levels Personal Data Form Needs Assessment Survey Placement Test A Listening Section A Placement Test B Listening Section B Listening Script Test A Listening Script Test B Answer Keys: Placement Tests A & B Student Answer Sheet: Placement Tests A & B Oral Placement Test Oral Assessment Guidelines Writing Placement Test Writing Assessment Guidelines 3 4 5 6 7 8 13 14 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 2 World Link Placement Test Package © 2005 Heinle . and Recommended Levels Writing Test Administration.Contents Introduction to the World Link Placement Package Test Administration and Scoring Placement Test Administration. and Recommended Levels Oral Placement Test Administration. Scoring. Scoring.

8 – 19) Two versions of the Placement Test (Placement Test A. translated.INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD LINK PLACEMENT TEST PACKAGE The World Link Placement Test Package was developed to help teachers place students in the most appropriate level of the World Link program. This test consists of conversational prompts to be read by the examiner and is accompanied by Oral Assessment Guidelines to help examiners determine the appropriate level of the student. 20 – 22. there are also separate Oral and Writing Placement Tests. The Personal Data Form and Needs Assessment Survey may be used as is. The first section of the Placement Test (50 items) is followed by an optional Listening Section (10 items). Each Placement Test consists of 60 items. Personal Data Form (p. Students can mark directly on the test sheets. 6) and Needs Assessment Survey (p. The audio portion of the Listening Section is provided on the World Link ExamView® Pro Assessment Audio CD-ROM. Writing Assessment Guidelines are provided to help examiners determine the appropriate level of the student. In addition to two versions of the core Placement Test. it is advantageous to find out as much as possible about each individual as part of the initial assessment process. 8 – 13. Assure the students that any information on the forms will be kept confidential within the program. Oral Placement Test (pp. Teachers may wish to use one or both depending on their needs. or examiners may prefer to have students mark their answers on a photocopied Student Answer Sheet provided on page 23. 24 – 25) A separate. Listening Scripts and Answer Keys are provided on pp. 26 – 27) A separate. Placement Tests A and B (pp. Writing Placement Test (pp. and skill levels of students. pp. Students are asked to select a writing prompt and write about it. expectations. The World Link Placement Test Package The World Link Placement Test Package includes three types of tests. 14 – 19) are included. 7) In order to adapt coursework to the needs. and Placement Test B. An explanation of each test and instructions for their administration and scoring follow. writing-based Writing Placement Test is included for programs that want to incorporate writing into their placement process. 2 © 2005 Heinle World Link Placement Test Package . Photocopy the forms and have each student fill out one or both of them. Explain that this information is being collected so that teachers can better adapt the classroom materials and techniques to suit the learners’ needs. pp. or otherwise adapted in order to gather important information about students. interview-based Oral Placement Test is included for programs that want to utilize this form of assessment as part of their placement process.

The charts below represent suggested placement levels using the different tests in the World Link Placement Test Package. evaluators may want to weight the scores on the various placement tests differently. Teachers may have students mark their answers on the photocopy of the test itself. The most straightforward test is the Placement Test. Refer to the chart below for level recommendations. or Placement Test B. Scoring. Alternatively.com for suggested titles. while others may wish to use it in combination with the Oral and/or Writing Placement Tests.TEST ADMINISTRATION AND SCORING The World Link Placement Test Package allows teachers to consider multiple placement scenarios in determining the appropriate level of each student and was designed so that teachers could choose the method that best suits their needs. Visit www. a program that emphasizes speaking skills may want to weight the score on the Oral Placement Test more heavily than the Writing Placement Test. photocopy one Student Answer Sheet (p. PLACEMENT TEST LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS Placement Test score Placement Test score with Recommended level of without Listening Section Listening Section World Link (50 items: 1 point per item) (60 items: 1 point per item) Below 12 points Below 14 points World Link Intro 13 – 24 points 15 – 28 points World Link Book 1 25– 35 points 29 – 42 points World Link Book 2 36 – 46 points 43 – 54 points World Link Book 3 Above 47 points Above 55 points Higher level series recommended. 20 – 21. Some teachers may wish to use only the Placement Test. more subjective in nature. The Oral and Writing Placement Tests are open-ended and. Placement Test Administration. Note that the last 10 items in each Placement Test constitute a Listening Section. 23) for each of the students and have them mark their responses on the answer sheets. pp. Depending on the curricular objectives of the program. For example. These 10 items were designed to be used with the World Link Placement Test Package audio program available on the World Link ExamView® ProAudio Assessment CD-ROM. and Recommended Levels Photocopy a Placement Test for each student (either Placement Test A. therefore. or teachers can read the conversations using the Listening Scripts provided on pp. World Link Placement Test Package © 2005 Heinle 3 . while a program that emphasizes writing skills might consider the opposite. Note that the chart provides recommended levels based on two testing scenarios: Placement Test A or B without the Listening Section (50 items) and Placement Test A or B with the Listening Section (60 items). pp. 8 – 13.heinle. 14 – 19). Give students one point for each correct answer.

Visit www. and Recommended Levels Make one copy of the Oral Placement Test (p. interviewing the student until he/she begins to have marked difficulty responding. If the student scores higher than 4 on the World Link Book 3 prompts.com for suggested titles. Scoring.heinle.Oral Placement Test Administration. If the student’s overall score on the World Link Book 2 prompts is 2. Starting with the speaking prompts for World Link Intro. Examiners may wish to take into account a variety of factors when evaluating the interviews. 25). this is the recommended level for that student. continue interviewing using the World Link Book 1 prompts. 24) for each student interview. including whether the student is able to: • • • • Speak fluently without undue hesitation Use colloquial expressions appropriately Use complete sentences and phrases appropriately Pronounce words and phrases clearly Continue through the various levels of speaking prompts. if a students scores 4 or 5 when asked the World Link Intro level prompts. a higher-level series is recommended. this is the recommended level for the student. For example. 4 © 2005 Heinle World Link Placement Test Package . interview the student and mark an appropriate score in that section based on the Oral Assessment Guidelines (p. proceed to the World Link Book 2 prompts. When the student begins to reach an overall plateau score of 2 on a given level. If the student continues to score 3 or 4 on this section.

in a case where the student scores at the lower end of World Link Book 2 on the Placement Test and at the upper end of World Link Book 1 on the Oral or Writing Placement Test. In cases where these scores indicate similar levels. Refer to the chart below for level recommendations from the Writing Placement Test.heinle. Ongoing and End-of-Term Assessment in World Link In addition to the World Link Placement Test Package. For more information see the World Link ExamView® Pro CD-ROM.com for suggested titles. Examiners may wish to take into account a variety of factors when awarding a score. Ask the students to write about one of the writing prompts. If the main objective is to develop fluency in conversational skills and the Oral Placement Test score is lower. 27). Examiners may also wish to set a time limit and/or a minimum/maximum word count for this section. Correct each student’s paper and score it using the Writing Assessment Guidelines (p. it might be best to place the student in the lower level in that program. Alternatively. the World Link ExamView® Pro CD-ROM contains banks of test items that teachers can use to create specialized exams for each course. Scoring. and Recommended Levels Make one copy of the Writing Placement Test (p. the examiners will have to decide how to weight the scores on the various tests to determine the final placement level for each student. Others may wish to factor in scores from the Oral and/or Writing Placement Tests.Writing Placement Test Administration. Visit www. 26) for each student. World Link Placement Test Package © 2005 Heinle 5 . this is very straightforward. you may write some or all of the writing prompts on the board and have students write on a separate piece of paper. the examiner should take the objectives of the program into consideration in determining whether the student should be placed in World Link Book 1 or World Link Book 2. Overall Placement Considerations Some programs may wish to place students based on their Placement Test scores alone. However. WRITING PLACEMENT TEST LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS Writing Placement Test score Recommended level of World Link 0 – 2 points World Link Intro 3 – 5 points World Link Book 1 6 – 7 points World Link Book 2 8 – 9 points World Link Book 3 10 points Higher level series recommended. For example. in cases where the student scores higher on one test and lower on another. including whether the student is able to: • • • • follow standard writing conventions write fully developed sentences or paragraphs select words and phrases appropriately organize views clearly and in an appropriate way.

call: _______________________ Name Birth Date: ____________________ Month/Day/Year Signature of Student: ________________________________________ The student completed this form: (Check one) Alone With Assistance Signature of person helping student provide information: ___________________ 6 © 2005 Heinle World Link Placement Test Package .PERSONAL DATA FORM Today’s Date: _______________ Name: _____________________________________________________________ Last First Middle Initial School: ____________________________________________________________ Home Address: ___________________________________________________________________ Number Street Apartment Number _______________________________________________________ City or Town State Postal Code Telephone: _______________ Home _______________ Cell ________________ Telephone Number Age: _______________ For emergencies.

In your language.) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 5. How did you learn to read and write? (Circle one.NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY 1.) Understanding is… Speaking is… Reading is… Writing is… Always difficult Always difficult Always difficult Always difficult Sometimes difficult Sometimes difficult Sometimes difficult Sometimes difficult Never difficult Never difficult Never difficult Never difficult 13. Why do you want to learn English? ________________________________________ 14. Years of education: (Circle last year completed. What is the most important thing you want to learn? __________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 15. Describe your ability in English: (Circle the best description. Other languages you speak: ______________________________________________ 7. are reading and writing easy or difficult for you? ______________ 3. Other languages you read or write: ________________________________________ 8. Do you have any questions about this program? ______________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ The student completed this form: (Check one. How long have you studied English? ______________________________________ 12. What type of materials do you like to read in your language? ___________________ 9.) School (elementary) Family (secondary) Tutor (university) 4.) letters stories lists notes other 10. What do you write in your language? (Circle one. Have you studied English before? __________ Where? _______________________ 11. Can you read and write in your language? _______________ 2.) Alone With Assistance Signature of person helping student provide information: ___________________ World Link Placement Test Package © 2005 Heinle 7 . Other education: _______________________________________________________ 6.

Korea C. He came in ______ place. A. publish B. going 2. Diego ______ to the café with Rina. Korean B. Choose the best ending for the sentence. gone B. 11. e-mail B. because my window is broken.000 in words? A.S. first B. because my phone is working. C. 1. 7. bus B. Ho is from ______.000. bracelet D. passport 10. one thousand two hundred B. because my phone is broken. subscribe C. female C. I didn’t call you A. How do you write 12. C. go C. musician B. C. in C. Choose the best word. room C. Chinese 9. for D.Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ PLACEMENT TEST A Choose the correct answer. student D. eggs chicken cheese dairy A. A. B. The sports ______ is my favorite part of the newspaper. twelve hundred C. D. A. A ______ is a kind of transportation. teacher D. Choose the correct word. He is a ______. A. Alexi works in a restaurant. D. A. chef 3. Choose the correct word. shirt sweater coat jacket 5. The motorcycle Luis wants costs $12. nationality A. twelve thousand 8 © 2005 Heinle World Link Placement Test Package . A. at 8. A. last C. Nico won the game. D. on B. How do you ______ your name? A. taxi driver C. B. goes D. B. because I had lunch. second D. spell 4. Many U. horoscope D. section 6. A. third 12. holidays are ______ Mondays. one hundred twenty D.

Carlos@easypost. How much do we need? B. When does he spend time with friends? A. The date 9/17/84 is the same as ______. three B. 17. Look at Jorge’s schedule above. Paul and Dan ______ very good chess players. Marla and Tan are waiting for the bus to arrive. 6:30 p. They are ______. What do you need to drive a car? A.Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ 13. studies D. at 8 a. How often does he go to work? A. A. 1984 D. study B. Choose the correct question. yearbook 22. They / them 21. husband and wife D. every weekday C. Choose the question that best matches the sentence. How many zeros are there in the number ten thousand? A. Friday mornings C. 9/3/05 B. single parents 20. ______ are waiting for ______ to arrive. Get up Go to school Go to library Go to soccer practice Dinner with family Do homework Tues 19. Tuesday and Thursday 18. are C. September 9. Friday evenings B. Where is Jennifer Lopez? 23. Look at Jorge’s schedule above and choose the best answer. How many we need? C. is B. Jennifer Lopez is a famous actress. every Monday evening D. She / them B. Feb. How much we need? D. husband and sister-in-law B. They / it C. August 8. Choose the best word. A. be D.m. five D.m. divorced C. Do you know Jennifer Lopez personally? B. A. studying C. passport D.com 15. 7:30 p.m. (310) 555-7957 C.m. report card B. Who is Jennifer Lopez? D. A. A. 1984 B. Is that Jennifer Lopez over there? C. 3:00 p. He ______ best at night when it is quiet. four C. every evening D. How many do we need? World Link Placement Test Package © 2005 Heinle 9 . was 14. 657 A Main Street D. 10.m.m. six 24. September 17. We need to buy milk. 4:00 p. 8:00 a. Tanya is married to Oscar. student Mon 7:00 a. twice a week B. driver’s license C. 1984 Wed Get up Go to school Go to friend’s house Go to soccer practice Dinner with family Do homework Thurs Get up Go to school Driver’s education class Work at store Dinner with family Do homework Fri Get up Go to school Relax with friends Go to soccer practice Dinner with friends Go out with friends Get up Go to school Driver’s education class Work at store Dinner with family Do homework 16. A. Their / him D. 1999 C. A.m. Choose the correct information: e-mail address A.

will come 31. The newspaper ______ late yesterday. C. have you C. creative C. between D. It seems to say. The plate is ______ the forks. shrug 34. under B. adulthood C. April 27. A. December 16. middle age D. 29. Brigid is easy to talk to. B. What is Brigid like? A. come B. My sister’s back ______ sore for three days since she went swimming at the beach. B. sigh C. Kim Dae: I’ll go to college after high school. Than: I want to go to college someday. have you been B. wink D. infancy B. A. next to C. A. “What can I do?” A. A. C. is coming C. 1979 B. has been D. D. have been 26. has you D. Choose the best sentence. 2005 D. adolescence 10 © 2005 Heinle World Link Placement Test Package . Sophie: I might go to college next year. came D. shy A. is B. Teenagers are going through this stage of life. Look at the picture and choose the word. Fran: I could go to college after I graduate. What countries ______ visited? A. nod B. You do this with your shoulders. D. Look at the picture and choose the best answer. 30. Who is most sure of going to college? A. were C. Choose the correct information: birth date A. June 12th C. will you 32.Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ 25. above 28. serious B. friendly D. pineapples bananas apples milk 33.

report card D. plenty of water C. It is also important to drink plenty of water. A healthy diet means eating many fresh fruits and vegetables. December 31st B. A. May 30 36. December 1st C. What do you do when you go shopping? A. People have healthier lifestyles. and healthcare is better. C. about a bus B. four glasses of water every day B. Read the message on the right and choose the best answer. by bus A Healthy Lifestyle In many countries around the world. Choose the sentence that best reports the quoted speech. student ID card B. “I’m having friends over for dinner. A. Li said she’s having a dinner party. wearing a seatbelt B. bracelet D. careless D. World Link Placement Test Package © 2005 Heinle 11 .m. I’m in New Orleans. A. The message includes Sondra’s ______. B. too. A. It says a healthy lifestyle includes ______. people are living longer than before. He is a student. sleeping 8 hours a night C. Please call her when you get home from work. what is the last day of the year? A. People should exercise several times a week. 37. buy things B. A. A. D. B. carelessly 45. birthdate While You Were Out Sondra called at 10:30 a. I’m Rodrigo. It is important to drive ______on wet roads. resume C. exercise D. Which is not a kind of jewelry? A. ring 42.” Li said. In the United States. Choose the sentence that best answers the question. Read the article on the right. for a bus C. e-mail address C. address D. Read the article on the right. Li said she’s having a political party. She can’t meet you for lunch at the restaurant tomorrow. diploma 40. C. What has a list of your work experience and job skills? A. D. Her number is (212) 555-4556. milk 41. 44.Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ 35. careful B. Li said she’s having a birthday party. necklace B. Exercise is a big part of a healthy lifestyle. Where are you? A. with a bus D. Li said she’s having salmon for dinner. phone number B. Choose the best answer. hat C. It’s a beautiful city. orange juice D. exercise 39. 38. relax D. People should drink ______. January 31st D. carefully C. We are waiting ______. make things C. drinking milk 43.

Read the resume on the left.com EDUCATION University of San Francisco. Dorm Resident Assistant University of San Francisco. three B. University of San Francisco C. Jennifer speaks ______ languages. A.S. lettuce and eggs D. 5 San Francisco. How many items does Mariko need? A. Tutor San Francisco Public Schools Tutored high school students in French. Mariko’s Shopping List Item Got it Milk x Tomatoes Eggs x Lettuce Cheese Juice Fish Apples Need it x x x x x x 49. Jennifer has the skills to be a ______. 5 C. milk and tomatoes B. Read the resume on the left. May 2004 46. 6 D. San Francisco. San Francisco. read. lettuce and fish 50. 2 B. Where did Jennifer go to college? A. and write Chinese. (214) 555-0704 e-mail: jennyz@easypost. CA Helped supervise 40 university students. cashier C. San Francisco. teacher Feb. 2002 – May 2004 Sept 2001 – May 2002 LANGUAGES Can speak. nurse B. Mission High School D. CA Taught French to high school students. CA 94108 U. French Secondary School Teacher Certification WORK EXPERIENCE Student Teacher Mission High School. five 48. A. four C. University of California B. two D. Read the shopping list on the left. University of San Diego 47. Apt. milk and eggs C.A. CA Bachelor of Arts. Read the resume on the left.Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ Jennifer Zhang 701 Pine Street. What are two items Mariko needs? A. Read the shopping list on the left. 7 12 © 2005 Heinle World Link Placement Test Package . English and French fluently. 2004 – May 2004 Sept. business woman D.

Listen and choose the best answer. Chen lives in ______. How many people use a cell phone only when they have to? A. What did you learn about Bianca? A. eat a lot of carbs B. a condominium D. his grandparents C. Her children live in Spain. What does Mimi like about where she lives? A. Listen and choose the best answer. Modesto D. turn right and go one block B. go left and go one block 54. Listen and choose the best answer. What is Mo’s last name? A. B. $900 D. Who are Tamal’s heroes? A. 58. D. It has a swimming pool. Mariano C. $850 C. Listen and choose the best answer. eat a balance of foods 53. They are cute. What are the directions you hear? A. a hotel 52. a house B. How much is Jeff’s rent? A. 19% C. Listen and choose the best answer. What do most people think about cell phones? A. Listen and choose the best answer. Mo B. They are an unhealthy addiction. $950 57. D. his father and mother B. It’s a convenient neighborhood. his uncle D. Listen and choose the best answer. his father and uncle 55. $1. Listen and choose the best answers for questions 59 and 60. C. It’s close to the bus. don’t exercise C. 59. B.Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ LISTENING TEST A 51. an apartment C. It’s close to parks. She has a son and a daughter. B. Montoya 56. go straight about one block D. D. eat junk food D. They are unnecessary. C. A. A. She drives a new car. turn around and go one block C. C. They are convenient and save time. 60. Listen and choose the best answer. 49% B.900 B. 69% World Link Placement Test Package © 2005 Heinle 13 . The narrator says to ______. 11% D. She is married.

Gina? A. last name 3. Look at the picture and choose the word. confident 10. too much B. You feel this way. skate C. cool D. A. Choose the best answer.m. She is very ______. A. your C.m. is also called ______. bananas apples bread eggs A. A. too D. 1. has C. C. A. a quarter to one C. semester D. Tien is a ______ in school. Mannys’ D. B. enough C. Choose the best answer. A. runner B. play D. I have ______ flour to make bread. A. C. a quarter past twelve 5. 7. student B. Where is ______ passport. tired D. noon B. did 14 © 2005 Heinle World Link Placement Test Package . You want to sleep. Carmen always wins. 12:00 a. most 9. Most of my friends follow fashion ______. Choose the best answer. Look at the picture and choose the word. shorts dress pants jacket 4. Aditi gets up every day at 5 a. Is this ______ cell phone? A. A. have B. embarrassed B. Hien ______ worked in a restaurant for three years. disciplined C. hungry C. Manny B. B. yours B. generous D. midnight D. D.Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ PLACEMENT TEST B Choose the correct answer. A. Mannys 8. dive 11. hot C. D. wise B. address C. modern 12. Manny’s C. your’s D. is having D. loyal 6. A. She is a fast ______. trends B. you 2.

attractive 22. Chinese B. one hour B. have C. wishes he had B. B. personality World Link Placement Test Package © 2005 Heinle 15 . serious B. forgetting D. portable D. Yes. one-and-a-half-hours 16. A. in an affluent D. durable C. A.m. has to 17.m. 7:30 a. has D. 4:00 p. she never exercises.m. Elsa likes to make things. C. Leticia ______ to get milk at the store. D. 6:30 p.m. A. B. Look at the schedule above. D. C. Wanda struck it rich ______.m. wish he had D. A. read A. forgot B. 15. A. 3:30 p. sincere B. Choose the best answer. What is Elsa like? A.m. shy 19. is having B.m. under behind between in front of 14. with a baseball bat. Yes. Wake up Eat breakfast Go to school Get home Go to soccer practice Eat dinner with family Do homework Relax. watch tv. in a five-mile race. she exercises every day. B. Franco ______ blue eyes and black hair. wishes he have C. Choose the best answer. She’s not shy. My cell phone always works. She has a very outgoing ______. wished Claudia’s Daily Schedule 18. creative C. two hours C. 21. petite D. French 23. Does Claudia exercise? A. No. 7:00 a. casual C. A. No. China C. A. It is very ______. friendly D. forget C. she rarely exercises. 7:30-9:30 p. Bruno _________ a laptop. Xin is from ______. How much time does Claudia spend doing homework each night? A. 8:00 a. nationality D. in the oil business C. she exercises sometimes. Look at the schedule above.Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ 13. two-and-a-half-hours D. can’t 20. The grapes are ______ the pineapple. reliable B. 9:30-11:00 pm. Look at the picture below and choose the best answer.

A. biggest C. A. we’re 36. Than: I want to go to college someday. A. has not 26. Read the classified ad on the right and choose the best answer. Were there D.Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ 24. less than 31. Kim Dae: I’ll go to college after high school. Dr. nearly B.000 a year. salary D. middle age C. won’t Help Wanted Job: Design assistant Company: Monique’s Design What we make: Fashion jewelry in 78 different styles Where we sell: Monique’s Design sells to 163 different stores in 41 cities Salary: $30. Our new TV is ______ than the old one. polite C. Is there B. approximately D. Where ______ you last week? A. Jim and Lisa went on ______ trip last week. Have there 25. visits B. they’re 27. theirs B. Fran: I could go to college after I graduate. childhood. singing 29. D. are C. want B. offensive 35. adolesence B. A. playing B. is visited 28. Wong. A. Each year New York City ______ by millions of tourists. The design assistant will earn ______ $30. was B. ______ a phone in this room? A. Who is most sure of going to college? A. A. I ______ to read that mystery story. big B. Cory is ______ Friends on TV. Hector’s ______ is $500 a week A. up to C. 30. A. Ajay always offers his guests food and drink. Infancy. Sophie: I might go to college next year. are having C. A. adulthood. bigger 34. their C. job B. vista D. cooking C. A. B. He is ______. has B. watching D. Barak and Philamina ______ the same dentist. am wanting C. disrespectful D. is visiting C. ______. old age 33. have D. unusual B. Are there C. skill 32. were D. money C. more big D.750 with benefits Hours: Flexible: 5 to 9 hours per day 16 © 2005 Heinle World Link Placement Test Package . Choose the correct word to complete the sequence. there D. wants D. C. retirement D.

47. B. A. my name is Jasper. Sometimes I ______ lightheaded if I sit in the sun. What D. The doctor said to take one pill after breakfast. didn’t used to 46. It’s eating too much of everything – especially junk foods. pizza D. What do you do? D. can’t stop D. Because once again. I’m going to D. 44. A. no B. Were 42. feel B. I’m going 38. not used to C. I’m cooking dinner. fewer carbohydrates C. A. Could you please help me how to get to the train station? C. didn’t use to D. only carbohydrates B. I’m so-so. Choose the correct question to ask for directions to the train station. lunch B. “Take one pill each morning when you wake up. Choose the sentence that best reports the quoted speech. A. Will you please telling me how to get to the train station? B. bottled water C.Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ 37. Carbs are carbohydrates. foods like bread. 7:30 C. Where C. Hi. The doctor said to take a pill when I go to bed. But for many others. the real problem isn’t just eating too many carbs. low carb diets don’t work. B. When B. The doctor said to take a pill when I wake up. Choose the correct information: age A. When I learn to drive ______ buy a car. A. A. a lot of dairy D. C. and candy. Nice to meet you. 90210 39. Read the article on the right. Nice to meet you. World Link Placement Test Package © 2005 Heinle 17 . C. rice. chocolate cake 40. have C. What are you doing? A. I’m a chef. Choose the correct response. ______ Mia has a big test. C. B. lots of junk food 43. I’m fine. I will C. D. too.” the doctor told me. D. A New Diet Trend Now there’s a new diet trend: low carbs. I’m tired. A. fourteen B. she studies all night. Can you please tell me how to get to the train station? D. A. The pharmacist said to take one pill when I wake up. seventh D. Would tell me to get to the train station? 41. She ______ teach science in her country. Are people getting healthier by eating fewer carbs? Some people are losing weight on low-carb diets. I’ll B. After dinner there is ______ for dessert. A. Choose the correct response. hurt 45. Choose the incorrect answer. A low carb diet means eating ______.

Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ 1 2 You’re invited to: Richard’s 18th Birthday Party 3 4 5 6 7 48. Read the shopping list on the left. How many items does Pierre need to buy at the store? A. What kind of party is it? A.m. a birthday party D. 2005 7:30 p. a dinner party B. two B. a holiday party Date: Time: Place: Phone: e-mail: November 29. line 5 49. Read the invitation on the left. a costume party C. Which line tells you where the party is going to be? A.com Pierre’s Shopping List Item Got it Milk x Tomatoes Eggs x Lettuce Cheese Juice Fish Apples Need it x x x x x x 50. Five D. line 4 D. Arturo’s Pizza Restaurant (607) 555-1762 richard@worldwide. Read the invitation on the left. line 3 C. three C. six 18 © 2005 Heinle World Link Placement Test Package . line 2 B.

He’s a DJ. Listen and choose the best answer. Latifa lives in ______. a house B. sunny and windy 53. What is Ramon’s job? A. polluted D. a person doesn’t like cell phones. B. Listen and choose the best answer. B. C. cloudy C. cloudy and wet C. “Cell phone crazy” means that ______. It doesn’t say. Where does Gustafo live? A. Listen and choose the best answer. A. A. Florida 57. an apartment C. at noon on Friday D. Friday morning 55. most cases D. Listen and choose the best answer. a mobile home 52. a person really likes his cell phone. a person lost his phone and is upset. A. Austin C. a condominium D. far away B. When is Sabeka is planning on picking up Jordy? A. sunny and cold B. Stress can be a good thing in ______. and ______. this weekend C. What are hormones? A. Boston B. sunny and warm D. He’s a dancer. after work on Friday B. candy D. 59. Philadelphia D. Listen and choose the best answer. Philadelphia is crowded. Listen and choose the best answers for questions and 60. He’s a singer. noisy.Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ LISTENING TEST B 51. D. dangerous situations B. Listen and choose the best answer. D. everyday situations C. 56. medicine C. energy bars World Link Placement Test Package © 2005 Heinle 19 . one D. a person always forgets his phone number. Listen and choose the best answer. Listen and choose the best answers for questions 56 and 57. beautiful 58. He’s an assistant. four C. How many cable TV channels show poker? A. A. stress chemicals B. the woods 60. 54. C. six B. What is the weather? A.

57. 20 © 2005 Heinle World Link Placement Test Package . They live with me. 59. Narrator: So what’s the healthiest way to eat? Eat a balance of all kinds of foods. Go straight about a block. I live in a house. You’ll be a healthier – and happier – person! 53. Everywhere you go. A small percentage – only three percent – think cell phones are unnecessary. Get plenty of exercise. I’m from Spain. And one more thing – stop sitting around. I am! Wow! Jeff: Let’s go look at it. I’m divorced. They saved their money. and there’s some traffic congestion. Rami: Really? What’s it like? Jeff: It’s great. Another three percent say they are addicted to their cell phones. 55. 58. Nineteen percent use cell phones only when they have to. There’s a big road in front of my building. My last name is Montoya. 52. people seem to be on the telephone. Kim: I’m new here and need to find the library so I can use the Internet. My son Edgardo is twelve. I need a roommate. I’m Mo. Sixty-nine percent of the people we asked think cell phones are convenient and save time. I have two children. My first name is Mariano. 56. but in general it’s a very convenient neighborhood. I am. 54. It’s only a half-mile away on this street. Brinda: How did they live? Tamal: My father worked in a restaurant. I live on First Street in Alpine City. Woman: My name is Bianca. My daughter Jennifer is nine. in North Carolina. new high-rise apartment building across from the subway station. Can you give me directions? John: Yes. it is. Chen: Hello. & 60. Rami: Where are you living this semester? Jeff: I have an apartment now. News reporter: It can’t be denied: there has been a cell-phone boom in the last decade. Are you interested? Rami: Yes. Are you a student? Mariano: Yes. Phan: Hi. Kim: That’s great. I’m Phan Le. Mimi: I live in a nice. It has two bedrooms and a nice kitchen for $900.LISTENING SCRIPT PLACEMENT TEST A 51. Brinda: Your parents? What did they ever do? Tamal: They came from India to America with nothing. Brinda: Who is your hero? Tamal: My parents are my heroes. How do people feel about cell phones? Our on-thestreet survey found some interesting answers. It’s on Third Street. I’m Chen. Stay away from junk food. I’m from China. I live in the United States. Thank you. Phan: Is Mo your nickname? Mariano: Yes. My mother worked for my uncle. But the rent is too expensive for one person.

It helps people survive dangerous situations. There’s not a cloud in the sky. & 60. right? Gustafo: Yes. It’s a blast. it is. my friend – with my new DJ company. Gustafo: I live in Austin. Ramon. Narrator: What is stress and why does it cause so many problems? Actually. But it’s also beautiful. I’m from Saudi Arabia. Austin is the capital of Texas. Trish: Hey. Ryu: Cool. Barbara: Where’s Austin? It’s here in Texas. People hire us to come and entertain at parties. Barbara: So what’s it like in Austin? Gustafo: It’s very clean and boring. Narrator: How popular is poker these days? The game is shown on four different cable channels. Bonnie: It’s six-thirty in the morning! Tran: So? It’s a beautiful morning. Not like Philadelphia. World Link Placement Test Package © 2005 Heinle 21 . Ryu: Great idea. Barbara: Philadelphia is crowded and noisy. I keep my cell phone next to my bed. & 57. Tran: Bonnie. Special “stress chemicals” called hormones speed up your heart. have you been to any good parties lately? Ramon: Every week.5 million households watched the final event. So she’ll have to let him go. Ryu: What are your plans for Jordy’s birthday? Sabeka: Well. stress is a good thing. I even take it with me into the bathroom! My friends say that I am “cell phone crazy!” 56.” 54. And interesting. 59. Sabeka! 55. at noon on Friday I’m going to pick him up at work in the truck. Ramon! You started your own DJ company! What’s it called? Ramon: It’s called “DJ Ramon. I’m Latifa.LISTENING SCRIPT PLACEMENT TEST B 51. Latifa: Hi. Gustafo: Do you live here in Texas? Barbara: No. Ratings for this year’s ESPN’s World Series of Poker more than doubled last year’s ratings. Trish: Wow. I live in Philadelphia. What if his boss won’t let him go early? Sabeka: I’m thinking of inviting his boss. I live in an apartment in Casper Town on Parker Avenue. get up. And it’s warm and not at all windy. These “fight-or-flight” hormones make your whole body stronger and faster – so you can either fight the tiger or run away from it (flight). Over 2. 58. 52. The sun is shining. Phil: I love talking on the phone. Suppose you are walking in the woods and you see something dangerous – an escaped tiger! Now your body’s stress system kicks into action. 53.

24. 52. 3. 27. 51. 52. 28. 3. 9. 2.• 1. 45. 29. 26. 13. 59. 58. 11. 33. 24. 23. 35. 42. 46. 16. 5. 55. 60. 12. 36. 10. 56. 47. C A D B B B A D D C A D C A D C C A B B • 1. 43. 17. 57. 43. 22. 47. 5. 37. 4. 20. 53. 55. 25. 4. A B D A C B D C C C C A D B C A D A D C 41. 34. 40. 22. 46. 34. 10. 49. 40. 50. 31. 9. 36. 14. 37. 38. 54. 39. 19. 35. 29. 48. 33. 2. 30. 59. 26. A B A A D D B D C D B C D C B B D B A A 22 © 2005 Heinle World Link Placement Test Package . 50. 17. 7. 6. 28. ANSWER KEYS Placement Test A C D D B D B A B A B A D B D C A A B C B 21. 16. 14. 18. 23. 25. 32. 60. 11. 49. 31. D C B A C A B C C C B C D D B A C A B B 41. 39. 51. 27. 32. 45. 20. Placement Test B B A B C B C B B C A A B A C B C A B D B 21. 13. 12. 8. 56. 8. 57. 15. 6. 38. 15. 58. 53. 48. 7. 19. 30. 54. 44. 44. 18. 42.

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what can you say to him or her? TOTAL: 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 _______ 24 © 2005 Heinle World Link Placement Test Package . How many people live in your city/town? In your country? When a friend feels sick or upset. how does he feel? What city/town do you live in? Tell me about your neighborhood. how does she feel? If a boy cries. how does he feel? If woman laughs. How much pollution does your city/town have? Tell me about your memory? Do you usually remember the names of people you meet? Is it easier for you to remember a person’s name or face? Have you ever felt sore from playing a sport? What part of your body hurt? What did you do to feel better? Do you cook? What meals can you make? Do you like to try new recipes? Do you have a cell phone? Many people believe it is important to have a cell phone. What does he/she look like? How is he/she tall or short? What is his/her hair color? What is his/her eye color? If a man yawns. what questions do you ask? Have you ever complained about a problem? What did you say? What happened? When something bad or sad happens to a friend. What is your dream job? What skills do you need for that job? Do you think computers are a good thing? Why or why not? Explain. What time do you usually get up? What do you have for lunch? Do you live in a house or an apartment? How many rooms are there? What things are in the kitchen? Do you have a part-time job? What do you do? What do you want to do? Tell me about your brother or sister (or a friend). Do you agree or disagree? Why? What kinds of clothes are stylish now? Do you wear these kinds of clothes? Why or why not? What are you going to do this weekend? Describe your plans using going to.Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ ORAL PLACEMENT TEST Language Function World Link Intro Give personal information Talk about family Talk about schedules and routines Describe housing Talk about work World Link Book 1 Describe people Describe feelings Describe the community Talk about memory Talk about body and health World Link Book 2 Talk about cooking Express agreement or disagreement Describe trends Describe future actions with going to Describe skills World Link Book 3 Provide reasons why Give approximations Ask about feelings Make a complaint Express sympathy Speaking Prompt Score • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • What’s your name? How do you spell your name? What’s your e-mail address? How many people are there in your family? Do you have any brothers or sisters? Tell me about your day.

Rarely responds with confidence. Speech and pronunciation may not always be easily understood. often reluctant to use the language. Speech and pronunciation are clear and easily understood. Uses most colloquial expressions appropriately. Rarely uses complete sentences and phrases appropriately. Speech and pronunciation are often not easily understood. Speech and pronunciation are usually clear and easily understood. Generally uses complete sentences and phrases appropriately. Sometimes responds with confidence. Rarely responds with confidence. Makes frequent errors in form or function. occasionally does not respond verbally. Responds with confidence. Usually responds with confidence. Very few errors in form or function. frequently reluctant to use the language. Speech and pronunciation are usually not easily understood. Speaks with frequent hesitation. Uses appropriate and varied vocabulary on most occasions. Speaks with frequent hesitation. Speaks fluently without much hesitation. 1 Low 2 Fair 3 Good 4 Very Good 5 Excellent World Link Placement Test Package © 2005 Heinle 25 . occasionally reluctant to use the language.ORAL ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES Use the following guidelines to score each learner’s speaking ability for the Oral Placement Test (p. Makes numerous errors in form or function. Very few errors in form or function. Occasionally uses appropriate and varied vocabulary. Uses a few colloquial expressions appropriately. Speaks fluently without hesitation. Almost always uses complete sentences and phrases appropriately. 24). Uses appropriate and varied vocabulary. Uses very few colloquial expressions appropriately. Speaks fluently with a little hesitation. Makes occasional errors in form or function. Almost always uses appropriate and varied vocabulary. Rarely uses appropriate and varied vocabulary. Uses colloquial expressions appropriately.

What did you buy? Where did you buy it? How much did it cost? Why did you buy it? Imagine that a waiter in a restaurant was very rude to you and your friends. What does it look like? What is in your neighborhood? Is it quiet or noisy? What things do you like your neighborhood? What things do you not like your neighborhood? Write about something you bought recently. Write a letter to the manager of the restaurant and complain. and what he/she should do to make you happy again. Who is this person? What does he/she look like? Why is he/she important to you? Write about your neighborhood. Tell the manager what happened. How many rooms are there? What are they? What is your favorite room? Why? Write about a person you know very well. 26 © 2005 Heinle World Link Placement Test Package . • • • • • Write about your house or apartment. why you are upset.Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ______________ WRITING PLACEMENT TEST Choose ONE of these topics and write about it.

The purpose and aim of the writing is rarely clear. but there are a few errors in grammar and/or punctuation. Writing is not well developed and appears to take a lot of effort. there are many errors in grammar and/or punctuation. The voice of the author is usually clear and usually comes through strongly. The purpose and aim of the writing are not always clear. The writing is not at the paragraph level. There are frequent errors in grammar and/or punctuation. The purpose and aim of the writing are clear. Standard writing conventions are not always followed. 0–1 Beginner 2–3 Low 4–5 Fair 6–7 Good 8–9 Very Good 10 Excellent World Link Placement Test Package © 2005 Heinle 27 . The words chosen are rarely appropriate for the type of piece being written. The words chosen are usually appropriate for the type of piece being written.WRITING ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES Use the following guidelines to score each learner’s writing ability for the Writing Placement Test (p. The writing always flows at both the paragraph and sentence level. standard writing conventions are followed. The words chosen are very appropriate for the type of piece being written. The voice of the author is sometimes clear and occasionally comes through strongly. The purpose and aim of the writing are very clear. The organization is not particularly appropriate for the type of piece being written. The writing flows fairly well at the paragraph and sentence level. The conventions of standard writing are usually followed. The organization is very appropriate for the type of piece being written. The organization is generally appropriate for the type of piece being written. The words chosen are not appropriate for the type of piece being written. The voice of the author is rarely clear and very rarely comes through strongly. In general. Writing is mostly incomprehensible and seems to take a lot of effort. Writing is developed and does not appear to take much effort. The writing usually flows at both the paragraph and sentence level. Writing is fully developed and appears effortless. The purpose and aim of the writing is clear. 26). The purpose and aim of the writing is unclear. The writing does not flow well at the paragraph and sentence level. The organization is not appropriate for the type of piece being written. The words chosen are not always appropriate for the type of piece being written. Standard writing conventions are rarely followed. although it appears to take some effort. The conventions of standard writing are followed. The voice of the author is very clear and comes through strongly. there are several errors in grammar and/or punctuation. The words chosen are appropriate for the type of piece being written. The voice of the author is clear and comes through strongly. Writing is fairly well developed. The writing flows at both the paragraph and sentence level.