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TEST INSTRUCTIONS

ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST
Time Allowed
Grammar and Reading:
35 minutes
Writing:
25 minutes
Answer Transfer:

10 minutes

Answers to Sections 1 – 8 must be transferred to the ANSWER SHEET

SCORE INTERPRETATION
GRAMMAR, PRONUNCIATION and READING
Level
equivalent





Score

Beginner
Elementary
Pre-Intermediate
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced

(0-16)
less
(17-26) less
(27-35) 4.5
(36-43) 5
(44-50)
(51-55)

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IELTS
than 4.5
than 4.5
5.5
5.5/6

Where do you come from? A. I ________________ from Italy. I ________ quit my job. 1) Q.GRAMMAR. a) will b) would c) can 2 . PRONUNCIATION and READING (35 minutes) Section 1 Choose the correct answer to fill in the gaps. a) came b) come c) am coming 2) ________________________ watching movies? a) Does you likes b) Would you like c) Do you like 3) ________________________ arrive in Melbourne? a) Did you b) Have you ever c) When did you 4) If I was rich.

5) I ________________ play the piano when I was a child. a) eat b) eaten c) have eaten 7) Everyday. a) advising b) advise c) may advise 8) If you ________________ in art. you should visit the gallery regularly. a) interesting b) are interesting c) are interested 9) He’ll definitely ________________ watch the football match. a) won’t b) want to c) want 10) If I ________________ left work earlier. doctors ________________ people not to smoke. I would have arrived home on time. but it’s only 11:00am. a) used to b) used c) wants 6) She might ________________ lunch. a) have b) had c) did have 3 .

Section 2 Decide which preposition is correct for each sentence. 2) I’m going overseas ________ year. 8) The magazines belong ________ the bottom shelf. a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) down up in at by to next with on off 1) The baby put the toy ________ its mouth. 10) There is a supermarket near ________ . 7) Her clothes are similar ________ mine. 4) He came ________ with the flu 5) I like to be alone ________ times. 3) After dinner. she quickly drove ________ . 4 . 9) She took a holiday ________ her boyfriend. 6) Scientists will eventually come ________ with a cure for arthritis.

he went on walking. ____ 4) Although his leg hurt. you will stand out. and doesn’t get out a lot. ____ 3) She isn’t confident. ____ a) continued b) didn’t happen 5 .Section 3 1) Which three words have a similar vowel pronunciation? line mix fine think kind 2) Which word has a different pronunciation? stomach lunch headache 3) Which word has a silent ‘w’? woman welcome 4) write ‘Profession’ is the noun. What is the adjective? ________________ 5) What is the silent letter in ‘knee’? ________ Section 4 Match the expression in bold with the meaning below. 1) If you wear bright colours. ____ 5) You should speak out for what you believe in. ____ 2) His plan to travel fell through because he didn’t have a lot of money.

do things e) give your opinion Section 5 Which of the phrases are used for? 1) Refusing to do something 2) Asking for help ____ ____ 3) Asking for someone to wait 4) Interrupting someone ____ ____ 5) Agreeing to do something ____ a) I’d really appreciate b) Excuse me c) Could you hold on d) I’d prefer not to e) No worries Section 6 Which is the best answer for the question? 1) I don’t really like action movies. I am. b) No. not really. 2) I always used to study on the weekend.c) be easily noticed. Do you? a) No. a) Did you really? b) Do you really? 6 . attract attention d) go places.

They are expected to ask and answer (2) ________ to show that they (3) ________ . let me think. additional computer English encourage understand study questions language money expected In Australia. Sometimes. a) When did you stop? b) Do you still do that? Section 7 Read the text and complete the summary by choosing one of the words from the box. teachers will (5) ________ students to think for themselves by asking them to find the answer. Students can also ask brief questions in class or see the teacher privately for extra help or for (4) ________ explanations of class material. instead of answering questions. 7 .3) Do you remember the title of the book? a) Well. a) Well done! b) Well thought out! 5) I used to be a chef. b) What do you think? 4) I passed the examination. students are (1) ________ to participate actively in their classes.

Section 8 Probably the most widely recognised conversational convention is that people take turns speaking. loudness. …”). we look at the listener more steadily. but more commonly the speech itself can be modified to show that a turn is about to end – typically. but as we approach the end of a turn. In other words. True False 8 . Listeners are not passive in all of this. then they swap. we look at our speaker all the time. Body movements and patterns of eye contact are especially important. The clues may be semantic (“So anyway. They usually signal in advance that they are about to conclude. A less subtle approach is simply to interrupt. we look at and away from our listener in about equal proportions. Indicate whether the following are true or false according to the passage above. One way is through an obvious increase in body tension – by leaning forward or producing an audible intake of breath. otherwise conversations would be continually breaking down into a disorganized jumble of interruptions and simultaneous talk. This strategy may be tolerated if the purpose is to clarify what the speaker is saying. one person speaks while the other listens. True False 3) While speaking. but usually leads to social disapproval. A person does not simply stop talking when they are ready to let the other person start. by lowering its pitch. …” or “Last but not least. There are several ways for a listener to signal that they want to speak next. Turn-taking cues are usually quite subtle. While speaking. True False 2) A change in volume can signal that a speaker is about to stop talking. But how do people know when it is their turn? Some rules must be present. 1) Rules are unnecessary for conversation. or speed.

True False 5) Interrupting a speaker is sometimes considered impolite. 6) recognised a) chosen b) understood c) academic 7) present a) gift b) existing c) now 8) modified a) changed b) stopped 9) obvious a) strange b) quick 10) tolerated a) bad b) old c) faster c) clear c) accepted 9 . True False Sometimes different words can have a similar meaning.4) It is impossible for the listener to influence the speaker. Choose the word closest in meaning to these words from the reading passage.

_________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 3. _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2.WRITING (25 minutes) Write a paragraph about each of the following topics. Your childhood. Your future plans. _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 10 . 1. Your family.

____________ 5. etc) 1. ____________ 8. b or c) Section 2 (write a. 11 ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ /5 / . ____________ 2. 5._________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ANSWER SHEET (10 minutes transfer time) Total Score:_____________/55 Section 1 (write a. ____________ 6. 3. ____________ 1. ____________ ____________ 7. c. Section 4 (write a. etc) 1. 2. c. ____________ 3. ____________ 10. 3. 4. 3. 3. ____________ 7. 2. ____________ ____________ 8. ____________ 6. ____________ 4. 5. c. ____________ ____________ 10. 5. 4. 2. ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ 5 Section 6 (write a or b) ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ /5 1. 5. 4. ____________ /10 /10 Section 3 (write the word/s) 1. 3. ____________ ____________ 9. _________ ________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ /5 Section 5 (write a. 5. b. 2. ____________ 9. etc) 1. b. b. 4. 4. 2.

____________ ____________ 8. 2. b or c) 1. ____________ ____________ 7. 5. 2.Section 7 (write the word) 1. ____________ 6. 3. ____________ ____________ 10. ____________ /10 12 . 4. 4. ____________ ____________ 9. 3. ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ /5 Section 8 (write TRUE/FALSE) // (write a. 5.