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AMERICAN LANGUAGE COURSE PLACEMENT TEST

FORM 1
PART I - LISTENING
Directions for questions 1-25. You will hear questions on the test tape.
Select the one correct answer a, b, c, or d and mark your answer sheet.
DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST BOOKLET.
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

a.

He will go.

b.

9.

a.

He has a stomach-ache.

He cant go.

b.

He has a toothache.

c.

He finished his studies.

c.

His feet hurt him.

d.

He likes to study.

d.

His eyes hurt him.

a.

at 1005

a.

lesson one

b.

at 1315

b.

lesson two

c.

at 1515

c.

They are the same.

d.

at 1615

d.

Both are difficult.

a.

put it on the desk

a.

your family name

b.

look up words in it

b.

your father's name

c.

put a new cover on it

c.

your mother's name

d.

correct it

d.

your first name

a.

cleaning

10.

11.

a.

for measuring lengths

12.

b.

for painting boards

b,

price tags

c.

for holding objects

c.

buttons

d.

for sharpening tools

d.

changes

a.

buy a plane

a.

close the door

b.

sell a plane

b.

follow him

c.

travel on a plane

c.

answer it

d.

find an old plane

d,

look at them

a.

They will fly.

13.

a.

red

b.

wool

b.

They will walk.

c.

rain

c.

They will run.

d.

small

d.

They will drive.

a.

yesterday

numbers

b.

on Saturday

b.

a new medicine

c.

with George

c,

a group of workers

d.

at the office

d.

a place to eat
a.

to board the ship

a.

a list of telephone

14.

15.

16.
8.

a.

April

b.

to get a haircut

b.

June

c.

to see the factory

c.

August

d.

to meet his friend's plane

d.

September

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18.

a,

stamping packages

b.

a.

He got it at a store.

depositing letters

b.

He read it slowly.

c.

filing envelopes

c.

He looked at it for a long

d,

collecting stamps

a.

the ability to speed up

b.

the color of the car

c.

the slowing-down action

d,

the stopping action

22.

time.

23.

d.

He read it quickly.

a.

The wire is not good.

b.

The wire is not covered for


protection.

c.
19.

20.

21.

a,

in a large house

b,

in a small_ house

c.

in a crowded house

d.

in a busy house

The wire is not carrying


electricity.

24.

d.

The wire is not visible.

a.

Who used this book first?

b.

Who wants to use this book?

a.

a directional light

c.

Who used this book frequently?

b.

a new headlight

d.

Who will be using this book?

c.

a spare tire

d.

a warning device

a.

Classes begin at eight o'clock.

b.

Only young children go to

a,

like him

b.

remember him

c.

contact him

d.

forget him

25.

school there.
c.

The school is three miles


from here.

d.

The school is closed for the


day.

Directions for questions 26-50. You will now hear statements on the test tape. Select the one correct answer a, b,
c, or d and mark your answer sheet.
26.

a.
b.
c.

There are many people

a.

He saw it.

downtown.

b.

He made it.

Many people are walking on

c.

He moved it.

Saturdays.

d.

He cut it.

a.

It is easily bent.

There are many lights on

b.

It is very hard.

the streets.

c.

It is bright.

d.

It is heavy.

a.

It plays too loudly.

There are many cars on the


streets.

d.

27.

28.

29.

a.

It can't be seen.

b.

It is coo1.

c.

It is not humid,

b.

It needs repair.

d.

It is warm.

c.

Its in good condition.

d.

Its a cheap radio.

30.

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31.

a.

He is well known.

b.

He is not known.

c.

He does not know anyone,

d.

38.

a.

vegetables daily.
b.

He is a dangerous person.

a.

He left a new student in

We eat vegetables with our


meat every day.

class,
b.

We always eat the same


vegetables.

c.
32.

We eat different kinds of

d.

He found a new student in

We eat only one vegetable


every day.

class.
c.

He registered a new

39.

a.

student.
d.
33.

a.

There were many tickets for


sale.

He presented a new student.


He is driving nails in the

b.

We were lucky to get them.

c.

We could not get the tickets.

d.

There we re no more games.

a.

The airlines pay him for

board.

34.

b.

He is making holes in it.

c.

He is sawing the board.

d.

He is plugging holes.

a.
b.

36.

37.

flying.

He hears a highway noise,

b.

He flies for the Air Force.

c.

He flies for sport.

d.

He sells airplanes.

a.

He is afraid of work.

He hears an unfamiliar
noise.

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40.

41,

c.

He hears a familiar noise.

b.

He likes to work.

d.

He hears a low sound.

c.

He works slowly.

d.

He is a poor worker.

a.

He left a message for them.

a.

I want to sell this car.

b.

I will buy this car.

c.

I will follow this car.

b.

He saw them on the bus.

d.

I have bought this car.

c.

He visited them.

d.

He wrote them some letters.

a.

I'm old. .

a.

42,

Bill called John.

b.

Bill hurt John.

c.

Bill telephoned John..

b.

I'm not angry.

d.

Bill met John.

c.

I'm rich.

d.

I'm not strong.

a.

I'll ring the door bell.

a.

43.

The lights are not working


properly.

44.

b.

They are colored.

b.

I'll visit you.

c.

The lights are turned off

c.

I'll call on you.

completely.

d.

I'll telephone you.

d.

They are going on and off.

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45.

a.
b.
c.
d.

46.

47.

He mailed a letter.
He and his mother sent
a letter.
His mother sent him a
letter.
The letter was written by
his mother.

a.
b.
c.
d.

He passed it easily.
He wasn't successful.
He hasn't taken it yet.
He cheated an it.

a.
b.
c.
d.

He got some stamps.


He deposited some money.
He mailed his money order.
He obtained some money.

48.

a.
b.
c.
d.

It is broken.
It is polished.
It is not straight.
It is insulated.

49.

a.
b.
c.
d.

It looks very easy.


I solved it easily.
I dont understand it.
Its not too difficult.

50.

a.
b.

He wants to sell some soap.


He wants to give me some
soap.
He wants some soap from me.
He wants no soap from anyone.

c.
d.

Directions for questions 51-60. You will hear dialogs on the test tape.
Select the one correct answer a, b, c, or d and mark your answer sheet.
51.

a.
b.
c.
d.

to quit smoking
to reduce his smoking
that he didn't need to
smoke regularly
that he could continue
smoking

54.

a.
b.
c.
d.

52.

a.
b.
c.
d.

53.

a.
b.
c.
d.

She likes roller skating


better.
She has no choice.
She prefers the movies.
She doesn't like either
one.
He is very unhappy with
his studies.
He has no great interest
in his studies.
He wants to change
courses.
He is very interested in

his studies.

55.

56.

57.

a.
It will stay in good condition.
b.
It will decy quickly.
c.
It will be safe to eat.
d.
It will remain unchanged.
a.
a happy one
b.
an unpleasant one
c.
an easy one
d.
a strange one
a.

He has bacon and eggs every


day.

b.

He sometimes has bacon and


eggs.
c.
He doesn't eat bacon and

d.

He always has bacon and eggs.

c
eggs.
d

He would repair it, but he


wouldn't replace it.
He wouldnt replace or
repair it.
He would rep lace it rather
than repair it.
He would repair it and
replace it.

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58.
a.
He is always tired.
b.
He is never tired,
c.
He is going to get up.
d.
He will be tired soon.
59.
a.
a mistake
b.
a complaint
c.
a visitor
d.
a rest period

60.

a. He was undecided.
b. He is going with John.
c. He decided not to go.
d. He went to the game.

THIS IS THE END OF THE LISTENING PART OF THE TEST.


PART II READING
Directions for questions 61-100. Select the correct answer a, b, c, or d and mark your answer sheet. DO NOT
WRITE ON THE TEST BOOKLET.
61. If he ___________ his sweater, he wouldn't have caught a cold.
a. had worn
b. wear
c. wears
d. wearing
62. He is ___________ in the military service.
a. an officer
b. officer
c. a officer
d. officers
63. Jones has only a few days to learn to drive.
a. He will need a lot of time.
b. He has little time left.
c. He has studied every day.
d. He has many days.
64. Clark has a lot of friends.
a. no
b. a few
c. many
d. five
65. This material can be used for camouflage.
a. to hide things
b. for firewood
c. to mark positions
d. for lumber

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66. Ray has an expensive item,
a. a broken
b. a bad
c. a costly
d. a cheap
67. I like to read ___________ when I have enough time.
a. a. books
b. the garden
c. a movie
d. the piano
68. John spent his ___________ instead of putting it in the bank.
a. time
b. gasoline
c. wallet
d. money
69. I can't go with you ___________ I'm busy.
a. that
b. and
c. but
d. because
70. The air traffic controller announced the arrival of the flight.
a. landing
b. captain
c. leaving
d. number
71. They have been waiting for me ___________ 5 oclock.
a. during
b. since
c. between
d. for
72. Most people ___________ to read newspapers.
a. likes
b. like
c. are alikes
d. were alike
73. John would have called the police if he ___________ the accident.
a. see
b. saw
c. had seen
d. sees

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74. I was exhausted after working all day.
a. feeling fine
b. active
c. tired
d. asleep
75. He finished ___________ his tape.
a. listened to
b. listens by
c. to listen
d. listening to
76. He left the office early ___________ he could do some shopping.
a. if
b. unless
c. that
d. so
77. ___________ you mind closing the window?
a. May
b. Could
c. If
d. Would
78. The name of the last month of the year is ___________
a. Winter
b. December
c. past
d. Saturday
79. The students are all set for the examination.
a. studying
b. not there
c. ready
d. getting ready
80. You ___________ review this lesson before you take the test.
a. did
b. had to
c. ought to
d. would
81. The conductor ___________ the train's departure.
a. announced
b. spoke
c. said
d. told

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82. He has been studying English ___________ four years.
a. for
b. since
c. during
d. until
83. The visibility was poor yesterday. I ___________.
a. couldn't see very far
b. didn't have much money
c. was sick
d. made a bad grade
84. Martin wants approximately one hundred fifty dollars for that table.
e He will accept between ___________
a. $50.00 and $54.00.
b. $100.00 and $104.00.
c. $113.00 and $117.00.
d. $148.00 and $152.00.
85. I'm going to make reservations for my trip. I'm going to ___________.
a. make some friends
b. have some food saved
c. make some money
d. have a seat saved
86. A sergeant is a ___________ .
a. private
b. non-commissioned officer
c. major
d. commissioned officer
87. Howard finished ___________ because he was the fastest.
a. last
b. lowest
c. first
d. slower
88. Get the red book. ___________ is on the shelf.
a. What
b. It
c. She
d. He
89. You should use your head when driving in heavy traffic.
a. think intelligently
b. turn your head often
c. look straight ahead
d. keep your head up

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90. I am going ___________ to buy a new car.
a. for downtown
b. downtown
c. at downtown
d. into downtown
91. The weather is ___________ today than it was last night.
a. good
b. better
c. nice
d. best
92. You will learn more if you ___________ attention.
a. make
b. have
c. pay
d. do
93. in the U.S., conversation is ___________ proper during meals.
a. consider
b. considering
c. considered
d. considers
94. ___________ spears for weapons, the men hunted wild animals.
a. Will use
b. Use
c. To use
d. Using
95. Aircraft pilots communicate ___________ control towers.
a. at
b. for
c. during
d. with
96. Did the students ___________ a lot of homework last night?
a. has
b. had
c. having
d. have
97. Arthur will . ___________ the water.
a. write
b. wash
c. drink
d. crack

98.

a.
b.
c.
d.

Steve mailed to her the letter several days ago.


Steve mailed the letter several days ago to her.
Steve mailed the letter to her several days ago.
Steve mailed the several letter to her days ago.

99.

The manager got all the packages______ this afternoon.


a.
were delivered
b.
delivered
c.
had delivered
d.
will deliver

100. Food satisfies one of man's basic needs.


a.
questions
b.
hopes
c.
troubles
d.
requirements

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