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PLACEMENT TEST D Listening Test

Name:

Example:
They ________ students.
a. am
b. are
c. is
d. be

The answer to the example is b: They are students.

Circle the letter b.

STOP Wait for instructions.

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PLACEMENT TEST D
Listening Test Name:

LISTENING 1 LISTENING 2

Read items 14. You have one minute. Read items 57. You have one minute.

1. The speakers are ________. 5. Janet is looking for ________.


a. at the airport a. a night table
b. in a hotel b. some poems
c. in a garage c. a book by John Grisham
d. in a car d. something for her mom

2. They are talking about ________. 6. Lucy has been trying to read ________.
a. a vacation a. a real page-turner
b. a business trip b. John Grishams new book
c. a rental car c. a poetry book
d. a hotel reservation d. a gardening magazine

3. The agent needs to see ________. 7. Janet is going to ________.


a. an air-conditioned car a. let Lucy borrow her book
b. a drivers license and credit card b. lend Lucy a book of poetry
c. the airport c. give Lucy a tip
d. a reservation d. start reading John Grishams new book

4. The man is returning to the airport ________. Now listen to the conversation.

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a. today at 4 P.M.
Listen again and circle the letter of the correct
b. on August 14 answer for each item 57.
c. tomorrow
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d. in the morning

Now listen to the conversation.

Listen again and circle the letter of the correct


answer for each item 14.

STOP Wait for instructions.

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PLACEMENT TEST D
Listening Test (continued) Name:

LISTENING 3 10. After Schweitzer received the Nobel Prize,


he ________.
Read items 810. You have one minute. a. started teaching at the University of
Strasbourg
8. Schweitzer knew what he was going to do
with his life by the time he ________. b. worked to find a cure for leprosy
a. was a young man c. traveled to Africa
b. went to Africa d. continued his medical work in Africa
c. became a respected writer
Now listen.
d. was a teenager
Listen again and circle the letter of the correct
9. According to the listening, some of the answer for each item 810.
fields Schweitzer studied were ________.
a. architecture and science END OF LISTENING TEST
b. medicine and religion
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c. philosophy and music
d. writing and philosophy

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PLACEMENT TEST D Reading Test

Name

Example:
They ________ students.
a. am
b. are
c. is
d. be

The answer to the example is b: They are students.

Circle the letter b.

STOP Wait for instructions.

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PLACEMENT TEST D
Reading Test Name:

READING 1 Now read the article and circle the letter of the
correct answer for items 15.
Read items 15.

1. Sam Peckinpah was ________.


a. an actor Can Violent Movies
b. an author
c. a filmmaker Be Dangerous?
d. a newspaper journalist

B
efore the 1960s, most movies did not show much
graphic violence. When fighting or shooting
2. Before the 1960s, movies did not show occurred on the screen, it was clean: Bang!
________. Youre dead! The victim fell to the ground and died,
a. fighting perhaps after speaking a few final words. The viewer
never saw blood or suffering. But in the late 60s,
b. shooting
filmmakers Arthur Penn and Sam Peckinpah began
c. blood making movies with more graphic violence, such as
d. death Bonnie and Clyde and The Wild Bunch. They believed that
if audiences could see how truly horrible real violence
3. In Steven Princes opinion, movies today was, people would be less violent in their own lives.
have become more violent and bloody
Today, special effects technology has made it possible to
because of ________.
create very realistic images of bloodshed and violence.
a. video games Steven Prince, author of Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah
b. Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies, describes the
difference between early movies and the movies of
c. special effects technology today . . . filmmakers can create any image that they can
d. newspapers dream up. So, Prince believes, because of the

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technology, movies today have become more and more
4. According to the article, ________. violent and bloody.
a. movies have always been very violent
Some people are worried that viewing a lot of violence
b. graphic violence has become more in movies and video games can be dangerous. They feel
common since Bonnie and Clyde and The that it can make violence seem normal and can cause
Wild Bunch people to imitate the violent behavior, to do the same
thing themselves. Other people disagree. They believe
c. everyone agrees that graphic violence in
that showing violence is honest and can even be
movies is good entertainment helpful.
d. everyone agrees that violent movies are
dangerous One popular filmmaker asks why violent images on the
screen are a problem since we live in such a violent
5. Peckinpah and Penn thought that showing world. Just open any newspaper, he says. Any
real violence in movies would make newspaper is much more violent. And those are true
________. stories about what happens in real life.
a. people behave more violently
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b. violence seem normal when you are ready.
c. people more honest and helpful
d. people less violent

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PLACEMENT TEST D
Reading Test (continued) Name:

READING 2 Now read the article and circle the letter of the
correct answer for items 610.
Read items 610.

6. You used to be able to get ________ in Hong


Hong Kong Tailors
Kong. The famous Hong Kong 24-hour suit is a thing of the
a. a suit tailor-made past, but you can still have clothes custom-made in a
few days. Today, prices are no longer as low as they
b. alterations made
once were, but theyre often about what youd pay for a
c. top-quality clothes custom-made ready-made garment back home; the difference, of
d. a suit made in 24 hours course, is that a tailor-made garment should fit you
perfectly. The workmanship and quality of the better
7. Hong Kong tailors ________. established shops rival even those of Londons Savile
Rowat less than half the price. A top-quality mens
a. only make mens clothing suit will run about HK$7,000 (US$910) or more,
b. are more expensive than they used to be including fabric, while a silk shirt can cost HK$600
(US$78).
c. are not permitted to copy fashions
d. are hard to find Tailors in Hong Kong will make almost any garment
you wantsuits, evening gowns, wedding dresses,
8. A tailor-made garment should ________. leather jackets, even monogrammed shirts. Many tailors
a. cost about US$910 offer a wide range of cloth from which to choose, from
cotton and linen to very fine wools, cashmere, and silk.
b. be ordered after youve returned home Hong Kong tailors are excellent at copying fashions.
c. be copied from a picture or drawing Bring a picture or drawing of what you want.
d. fit you perfectly
You should allow three to five days to have a garment
9. If you have a garment custom-made in custom-made, with at least two or three fittings. If you
arent satisfied during the fittings, speak up. Alterations
Hong Kong, you should not expect

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should be included in the original price. If, in the end,
________. you still dont like the finished product, you dont have
a. the garment to be ready in 35 days to accept it. However, you will forfeit the deposit you
b. to pay a deposit before the tailor begins are required to pay before the tailor begins working,
usually about fifty percent of the total cost.
working
c. to have 23 fittings With more than 2,500 tailoring establishments in Hong
d. to pay extra for alterations Kong, it shouldnt be any problem finding one. Some of
the most famous are located in hotel shopping arcades
10. According to the article, ________. and shopping complexes, but the more upscale the
location, the higher the prices.
a. if you buy a ready-made garment at a
store at home, it will cost about the same Once youve had something custom-made and your
as a custom-made garment in Hong Kong tailor has your measurements, you will more than
b. if you get a garment made on Savile likely be able to order additional clothing later, even
Row, you will pay about 50 percent less after youve returned home!
than you would pay for the same
garment made in Hong Kong END OF READING TEST
c. if you dont like the garment you ordered,
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you can get all your money back
d. if you want to pay a low-price for a
custom-made garment, go to an upscale
hotel shopping arcade

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PLACEMENT TEST D General Test

Name:

Examples:
1. They ________ students.
a. am
b. are
c. is
d. be

The answer to Example 1 is b: They are students.

Circle the letter b.

2. A: Is he your brother?
B: ________
a. Yes, he is.
b. Yes, she is.
c. No, its not.
d. Yes, you are.

The answer to Example 2 is a: Yes, he is.

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Circle the letter a.

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PLACEMENT TEST D
General Test Name:

Complete each item. Circle the letter of the 6. A: Tell me something about your parents.
correct answer. B: Sure. ________
1. A: Whats your typical week like? a. What is there?
B: ________ b. What do you want to know?
a. I go to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. c. What about this?
b. If the weather is good, Im going to the d. What do you feel like?
beach.
7. ________ cookies on the shelf.
c. Im not doing anything special.
a. There are
d. I have other plans.
b. Its
2. A: Lets go bike riding. c. Theyre
B: ________ d. Theres
a. Would you like to join me?
8. Amy is sleeping late. She ________ work
b. Actually, I think its very nice. today.
c. Im really sorry. I dont feel well. a. cant study
d. Thats too bad. Maybe some other time. b. has to
3. Rileys hair isnt straight. Its ________. c. can work
a. blonde d. doesnt have to
b. dark 9. Fred has ________ met the new neighbors.
c. long a. already

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d. wavy b. ever
4. When my husband gets up early, he c. yet
________ our breakfast. d. before
a. is making
10. ________ us at the restaurant tonight?
b. is going to make
a. Were they meeting
c. makes
b. Will they meet
d. make
c. Have they met
5. A: Excuse me. Im looking for Taft d. Do they meet
Symphony Hall.
B: ________ 11. You ________ hurry! Youll be late.

a. Well, have a great time. a. had better

b. Oh. Thats right around the corner, on b. used to


the left side. c. will
c. Really? Id love to go, but Im busy d. would rather
tonight.
d. Well, thanks, but thats not for me.

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PLACEMENT TEST D
General Test (continued) Name:

12. Our old monitor was ________ big as the 17. Paul ________ be a rock musician, but his
new one. The new one is much bigger. tastes changed.
a. just as a. would
b. not quite as b. might
c. not nearly as c. was going to
d. almost as d. could have

13. When youre finished working on a 18. Robert ________ applied to law school. He
document, dont forget to ________ it before would have been a great lawyer.
you close the file. a. must have
a. surf b. should have
b. scan c. had
c. send d. may have
d. save
19. I wonder ________.
14. A: Be sure not to miss the National Palace a. how the book ends
Museum while youre in Taipei.
b. how does the book end
B: ________
c. the book ends
a. Oh, yeah? What kind?
d. if the book ends
b. What is it used for?
c. What are you up to? 20. They ________ their flight if they hadnt
gotten stuck in traffic.
d. Really? Whys that?

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a. wouldnt miss
15. The dentist told me to come next week. It b. wouldnt have missed
________ be an emergency.
c. didnt miss
a. must not
d. hadnt missed
b. may
c. must 21. Its too dark ________ hiking.
d. might not a. go
b. you go
16. She had her assistant ________ her business
cards. c. to go

a. to order d. you to go

b. order 22. A: Sorry I forgot your birthday.


c. ordered B: ________
d. ordering a. Thats one way to look at it.
b. Its OK, under some circumstances.
c. That would be fine.
d. Thats OK. It can happen to anyone.

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PLACEMENT TEST D
General Test (continued) Name:

23. A: ________ 28. Some animals can ________ to help people.


B: No, Im just browsing. a. train
a. Looking for anything special? b. have trained
b. Is anything bothering you today? c. to train
c. Do you mind if I borrow it when youre d. be trained
done?
29. I dont mind ________ shown commercials
d. Are you reading anything good these
during movies. It gives me time to get a
days?
snack.
24. She cant think of ________ she would do if a. had I been
she had no music to listen to. b. to have been
a. what c. being
b. that d. to be
c. how
30. A: You should consider getting tropical
d. whether
fish. Theyre low-maintenance and
25. By this time next year, my father ________ interesting to watch.
and will be traveling around the world. B: ________
a. will have retired a. You have a point there.
b. has retired b. Your guess is as good as mine.
c. is retiring c. They really keep you on your toes.
d. will retire d. You cant believe everything you hear.

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26. ________ so busy, we couldve shopped 31. A: ________
around. B: Actually, it kind of bothers me. I hope
a. If we wouldnt have been thats not a problem.
b. That we hadnt been a. Do you mind my smoking?
c. Had we not been b. Would you ever consider getting a pet?
d. If we might not have been c. Can you believe that outfit?
d. Are you familiar with this CD?
27. Not only ________ finish the report, but he
didnt come to work today either. 32. Sara didnt talk to Max. When she called,
a. he didnt he ________ on his business trip.
b. did he not a. left
c. did he b. had been getting ready to leave
d. he did not c. was leaving
d. had already left

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PLACEMENT TEST D
General Test (continued) Name:

33. If my luggage hadnt gotten lost, I 35. He doesnt have enough experience.
________ to go shopping for new clothes ________, he would have gotten the job.
now. a. Consequently
a. wouldnt need b. Otherwise
b. hadnt needed c. However
c. wouldnt have needed d. Therefore
d. wont need
36. If the airplane hadnt been invented, faster
34. Were going to the beach next weekend cars, boats, and trains ________.
________ the weathers bad. a. would have been engineered
a. even if b. would be engineered
b. provided that c. will be engineered
c. even though d. will have been engineered
d. as long as
END OF GENERAL TEST

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