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Name__________________________________ Date ___________

QUICK PLACEMENT TEST


Part A: Complete the sentences with answer a, b, c or d.

A: Is this the right place for British Airways?

B: Yes, it _____. a 2 a 3 isnt b are c is it d is

Roger is _____ Switzerland. with b from c not d a

A: Do you smoke?

B: No, I _____. a 4 dont b m not c not d doesnt

A: _____ does he work?

B: In a hospital. a 5 a 6 a 7 a 8 a 9 a 10 a Why b When c What d Where

How _____ do they play golf? usually b every c often d time

He _____ in when I rang. wasnt b isnt c werent d didnt

Henry _____ school at fifteen. has left b leave c left d leaved

I _____ on an important project at the moment. going to work b worked c work d m working

Its the _____ meal Ive ever eaten! expensive than b more expensive c expensivest d most expensive

35,000 people _____ in the last five years. were been laid off b lay off c are laid off d have been laid off

11 a 12 a 13 a 14 a 15 a 16 a 17 a 18 a 19 a c 20 a 21 a 22 a

We _____ less time travelling, if we worked from home. spend b d spend c would spent d are spending

Does the conference centre have internet _____? access b location c centre d transfer

Sorry, I didnt _____ that. Could you say it again? not with b explain c catch d miss

Would you mind _____ , please? not to smoke b didnt smoking c not smoking d if not smoking

You _____ be tired after your long journey. can b let c must d ought

I agree with you up to a _____. question b position c point d view

_____ I thought everyone knew. Wont you hear? b Havent you heard? c Didnt you hear? d Arent you hearing?

Im sorry, but can I just _____ in here? come b interrupt c move d speak

I _____ from you. look forward to hear b looking forwards to hearing d look forwards for hearing

look forward to hearing

How are things _____ you? with b to c at d of

I think its _____ of fish with cream and white wine. kind b made c like d sort

I suggested _____ the whole thing forward by a week. bringing b to bring c that bring d we bringing

Part B: Each line in the article below contains an error. Cross out the error and write the correction on the line. See the example. Example: The more important thing in communication is to hear what isnt being said. That, at less, is the opinion of management guru Peter Druker. But, for most of we, hearing what is being said is quiet difficult enough! Part of the problem is that languages are speak at very different speeds. Polynesians, for example, some of the worlds slowest speakers, converses at a leisurely 100 syllables a minute. The english too take their time at 150 to 200. Germans, on the other hand, can often managed a swift 250. But it is the French and Spanish what are the true Olympic champions, racing along by 350 syllables a minute. If they were driving, they will be stopped for speeding. Part C: Reading Read and choose a missing word from answers a, b, c or d. most __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________

1 2 3 4 5

a write a he a him a always a who

b read b they b us b never b this

c delete c it c her c every day c these

d see d e-mail d we d often d what

Its easy to (1)_____ an e-mail. You type it on to a computer screen, hit a button and off (2)_____ goes. But the speed of the process is also a problem. It doesnt encourage (3)_____ to think much about what we write. As a result, e-mail messages are (4)_____ grammatically incorrect, disorganised and full of spelling and typing errors. Badly expressed ideas are more difficult to read. They can also cause expensive misunderstandings. Managers nowadays have to read enormous quantities of emails, and (5)_____ adds to the stress of their jobs.