Placement Test A (15 Minutes)
# Part 1 : Listening
You will hear five short recordings. Each recording is followed by questions. Mark the correct response a, b, or c for each question.
1. What did they do every evening?
2. Why did he go to school by bicycle?
3. Where did they play football?
4. When did he leave Scotland?
# Part 2 : Read the text and mark the correct answer (a–c) to each question (1–4). Estelle Dupont was 100 years old in 2000. She was born near Bordeaux in France, where her father was a rich businessman. Today she lives in an old people’s home in Paris.
“My father was a rich businessman and we lived in a chateau about ten kilometres from Bordeaux. Our home was very comfortable. The house was very big – there were twenty bedrooms, beautiful gardens and lots of servants. But my childhood wasn’t happy. I was an only child, and my mother was always ill. She died when I was eight, and my father died two years later when I was ten. It was a very bad time. I was a very unhappy child, but life is better now.”
5. How old was Estelle Dupont in 1967?
6. Where did she live when she was a child?
7. Did she like the gardens at the chateau?
8. What happened to her parents?
# Part 3 Mark the correct word (a–c) to complete each sentence (9-12).
9. My sister likes Mexican food, but I don’t like ____.
10. Does _______ friend like classical music?
11. My parents haven’t got calculators, but ______ have a computer at home.
12. I really like Craig David’s music. My older brother gave ____ some of his CDs.
# Part 4 Read the utterances (13-16). Mark the place (a–c) where you would hear them.
13. Look at exercise 6 on page 21.
14. How much is a sandwich and a bottle of water?
15. What time does the main film start?
16. Fasten your seatbelts, put the backs of your seats in the upright position and fold away your tables.
# Part 5 Mark the correct word (a–c) to complete each sentence (17-24).
17. We are looking for a green car _________.
18. I don’t usually play tennis ________.
19. John isn’t going to buy a new house _______.
20. Where were you at 6 o’clock ________?
21. What time did you leave home ________?
22. There are a lot of clouds in the sky _______.
23. Do you like going to the beach _______?
24. She never drives her car ________.
1 out of 6
Placement Test B (15 Minutes)
# Part 1 : Listening
You will hear a short recordings which is followed by four questions. Mark the correct response a, b, or c for each question.
1. What kind of pizza does the customer order?
2. What size pizza does the customer order?
3. How much is the bottle of diet lemonade?
4. How much does the customer pay altogether?
# Part 2 : Read the text and choose the best answer (a–c) for each question (5 - 8)
Tim Berners-Lee looks very ordinary. He's about fifty years old and has brown hair. He was born in England but now lives in Massachusetts in the USA. But in 1989 Tim had a very important idea. He invented the world wide web (www).
Tim went to school in London. Both his parents worked with computers so it isn't surprising that he loved computers from an early age. When he was eighteen, he left school and went to Oxford University where he studied physics. At Oxford, he became more and more interested in computers, and he made his first computer from an old television. He graduated in 1976 and got a job with a computer company in Dorset, England. In 1989, he went to work in Switzerland where he first had the idea of an international information network linked by computer. He decided to call it the world wide web, and he also decided to make his ideas free to everyone - that is why today we do not pay to use the Internet.
In 1994 he went to live in the United States where he now works. In 1995 he wrote an article in the New York Times where he said, 'The web is a universe of information and it is for everyone: Today his idea of a web, where people from all over the world can exchange information, is real.
5. Where was Tim Berners-Lee born?
6. What did Tim study at Oxford University?
7. What did he make when he was at Oxford?
8. When did he invent the world wide web?
# Part 3 Choose the best answer (a–c) for each question (9 – 13).
9. This is _____ picture of my friend.
10. Which verb is the opposite of sell?
11. Which word means "very good"?
12. Which word is not about "family" ?
13. Which word is not a "language" ?
# Part 4 Choose the best answer (a–c) for each question (14 - 24).
14. Do you sell toothpaste?
15. Excuse me, are you Mr Rogers?
17. Would you like a drink?
18. _______ Peter come from Dublin?
19. Do you like ________ house over there?
20. Where did you ___ when you were a child?
21. ______ it raining in Amsterdam today?
22. Are you _____ José tomorrow?
23. You _______ clean your car.
24. I went home ______ my new baby.
2 out of 6
Placement Test C (15 Minutes)
# Part 1 : Listening
You will hear five a short recording which is followed by four questions. Mark the correct response a, b, or c for each question.
2. The two islands, North Island and South Island are …
4. The North Island has got …
#Part 2 : Read the text and choose the correct answer (a–c) for each question (5 – 8).
During the last ten years, Ameet has had ten different jobs: he has worked in the import-export business; he has been an estate agent, and now he has just started his own company which sells mobile phones - but he hasn't made a £l million yet.
Edward has moved to the United States, where he now works designing computer games. His most popular game Death Trap has already sold over ten million copies, and has made him very rich! He isn't married, and in fact he's never had a girlfriend, and he still spends most of his time playing computer games in his bedroom.
Lucy is an actress and a part-time waitress. In the last few years, she's appeared in several plays and a couple of TV commercials but there's been no call from Hollywood yet!
Since leaving university with a brilliant degree, Kate has worked for Greenpeace and other similar organisations, first as a volunteer and now as a manager. She's just had her first baby.
In the last ten years, Hannah has been married three times; and has lived in Italy, Egypt, France and Australia. At present, she is running a small restaurant and bar on the Greek island of Kos with her third husband, Nikos.
5. Who has earned the most money?
7. Who has appeared on television?
8. Who worked for no money?
# Part 3 Choose the best answer (a–c) for each question (9 - 12).
9. I’m looking _____ to seeing my friend next week.
10. She thinks all Spanish men look ____ Antonio Banderas!
11. Can you look ____ Bill’s address in your address book?
12. I’m looking ____ my coat. Have you seen it?
# Part 4 Choose the best answer (a–c) for each question (13 - 16).
13. Your letter begins ‘Dear Sir’, what do you write above your signature?
14. Where exactly is New York?
15. You walk into a shop. What does the shop assistant say to you?
16. Your restaurant bill says ‘service not included’. What should you do?
# Part 5 Choose the correct word or phrase (a–c) to complete each sentence (17 - 24).
17. The Roxy Cinema closed seven years _____.
18. You ____ park your car on the pavement.
19. My hair is _______ than my sister’s.
20. She’s been in India ______ 1999.
21. How long __________ a student?
22. Yes, I’ll come to the party but I _____ arrive late.
23. Stop _____ lazy. Go out and dig the garden!
24. She said that she _____ never seen him before.
3 out of 6
Placement Test D (15 Minutes)
# Part 1 : Listening
You will hear a short recording which is followed by four questions. Mark the correct response a, b, or c for each question.
1. How long had Clare been teaching geography?
2. What did she read in a newspaper?
3. What does Clare dislike about working as a plumber?
4. What does Clare like about her job?
# Part 2 : Read the text and choose the best answer (a–c) for each question (5 - 8).
Pizza has a long history. The ancient Greeks first had the idea of putting vegetables on large flat pieces of bread, and ‘pizza ovens’ have been found in the ruins of Roman cities. But for centuries one vital ingredient was missing - the first tomatoes were not brought to Europe until the sixteenth century, from South America. It was the nineteenth century before Rafaele Esposito, a baker from Naples, began to sell the first modern pizzas. He was asked to bake a special pizza for a visit by the Italian King and Queen in 1889, and so the first pizza Margarita was created, named after the Queen.
Pizza became a favourite dish in Italy, but it was after the Second World War, when thousands of American soldiers went home from Europe, that pizza really became an international dish. Soon there were pizzerias all over the USA, and American chains like Pizza Hut spread the idea around the world. Today the average American eats over ten kilogrammes of pizza a year, and the world's largest pizza (measuring thirty metres across) was baked not in Italy, but in Havana, Cuba!
5. Where were the first pizzas made?
6. When did the first tomatoes arrive in Europe?
7. Who created the first Pizza Margarita?
8. When did pizza become an international dish?
# Part 3 Mark the word (a–c) which has the same vowel sound as the word in CAPITAL LETTERS in each sentence (9 - 12).
9. I CAN’T read your handwriting.
10. She OUGHT to stay at home and study.
11. I’m studying LAW at university.
12. Have you READ Tolstoy’s "War and Peace"?
# Part 4 Choose the correct answer (a–c) for each question (13 - 16).
13. Which is the normal way to write an address on an envelope in Britain?
14. What should Peter Thomas say when he answers the telephone?
15. How would you recommend that someone should visit the Grand Canyon?
16. You want to borrow a dictionary from a friend. What do you say?
# Part 5 Choose the correct words (a-c) to complete each sentence (17 - 24).
17. I haven’t seen her _______ four days.
18. Don’t forget _________ your umbrella. It might rain!
19. Jill’s shorter ________ her brother.
20. I remember _________ delicious fruit in Brazil.
21. It was raining when I __________.
22. She _________ four more detective stories before she died.
23. I won’t come to see you if the weather ____ bad.
24. They weren’t allowed ___________ the military base.
4 out of 6
Placement Test E (15 Minutes)
# Part 1 : Listening
You will hear a short recording which is followed by questions. Mark the correct response a, b, or c for each question.
2. The receptionist asked the guest …
3. The guest told the receptionist
Part 2 : Read the text. Choose the correct answer (a-c) for the questions (5 - 8).
Rather than investing in expensive scientific equipment to predict earthquakes, perhaps scientists should spend more time watching their pets.
Many scientists now believe that the behaviour of certain animals could help them to predict certain natural disasters. For example, Chinese scientists in the 1970s thought that reports of farm animals running round in circles might indicate an impending disaster. They decided to evacuate the city of Haichin, which shortly afterwards was hit by a huge earthquake. Thousands of lives were probably saved as a result.
Japanese scientists have also discovered that catfish become livelier several days before moderately strong earthquakes. Many scientists now accept that this can't be pure coincidence; they believe that the explanation may be linked to slight changes in the Earth's magnetic field. Although human beings can't perceive such changes, it is thought that the sensitive nervous systems of some animals must be affected by them. Now scientists must discover exactly which animals are affected in this way, so that more lives can be saved in the future.
5. What is the article about?
6. How did Chinese scientists save thousands of lives in Haichin?
7. What have Japanese scientists studied?
8. What do many scientists now believe?
# Part 3 Choose the correct preposition (a–c) to complete each sentence (9 - 12).
9. The car stopped because I had run ____ of petrol.
10. She apologised ______ being late.
11. She has brought ______ a family of five healthy children.
12. If you don’t understand, ask your teacher to go ________ it again with you.
# Part 4 Select the most suitable sympathetic response (a–c) to each utterance (13 - 16).
13. My son is having an operation in hospital today.
14. That wasp is really annoying me!
15. My girlfriend said she didn’t like my moustache!
16. I’ve been waiting for my bus for 15 minutes!
# Part 5 Choose the correct words (a-c) to complete the sentences (17 - 24).
17. I’ll phone you ____________I get home.
18. ____________ is very difficult in Cambridge.
19. The criminals had escaped before the police ___________.
20. 5% more girls than boys ____________ in September 2005.
21. She accused me ____________ an affair with another woman.
22. What prevents him from being a good speaker, is his _____________.
23. “Sorry I’m late.” She ___________ for being late.
24. “I think the government has made a very wise decision.” He _____________ the government’s decision.
5 out of 6
Essay Read the instruction carefully.
How has COVID-19 changed student's lives for the better? for the worse? Write a 200-word essay about it.
6 out of 6