English Placement Exam

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American Educational Institute

English Placement Test

This is a Placement test prepared by the English Department at the American Educational Institute. It is only intended to place you properly, therefore there is no passing or failing. Please take your time, and solve all the questions you can.

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I. Fill in the blank with the correct answer choice:

1) We ……. Very hungry.

a) are
b) am
c) is
d) was

2) ………. has long hair.

a) They
b) We
c) She
d) I

3) ………. book is this?

a) Whose
b) Why
c) How
d) Who

4) Where are my gloves?

a) They’re on the table.
b) It is in the bag.
c) No, it isn’t
d) Yes, they are.

5) …………….? I’m John.

a) How are you?
b) When are you?
c) Who are you?
d) Where are you?

6) What do you do?

a) I am reading a book.
b) I’m fine, thanks.
c) Yes, I do.
d) I am a teacher.

7) Hassan is very tall. He is the …………. boy in the class.

a) tall
b) tallest
c) big
d) taller

8) Victor doesn’t have …………. brothers.

a) some
b) no
c) much
d) any

9) Every Saturday Paul ………….. to a football match.

a) is going
b) went
c) goes
d) go

10) Mariam comes from ………….. big city in Lebanon.

a) an
b) –
c) the
d) a

11) What did she eat for dinner?

a) She eats salad.
b) She is eating salad.
c) She ate salad.
d) No, she didn’t.

12) What were you doing Saturday morning?

a) I’ll take my children to school.
b) I am taking my children to school.
c) I was taking my children to school.
d) I take my children to school.

13) It is very cold outside, you ……….. wear a coat.

a) can
b) will
c) should
d) shouldn’t

14) This book was written 150 years …………

a) since
b) long
c) ago
d) time

15) The food in the restaurant was so bad that I …………… eat it.

a) couldn’t
b) mustn’t
c) shouldn’t
d) can’t

16) Did you ……. anywhere?

a) go
b) going
c) was
d) went

17) ……… taxi driver

a) her job is
b) she’s a
c) her job is an
d) she’s

18) How long ……… married?

a) have you been
b) are you
c) have you
d) been

19) Would you like ……… help?

a) a
b) some
c) me
d) I

20) They ……… go to the cinema

a) tomorrow
b) much
c) rare
d) rarely

21) In life ……… can make a mistake; we’re all human.

a) anyone
b) some people
c) not anybody
d) someone

22) You have a terrible fever! ……… call a doctor?

a) Should I
b) Do I
c) Must I
d) Can I

23) These bottles ……… of plastic.

a) are making
b) are make
c) are made
d) made are

II. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is INCORRECT:

24) Angela wants to starting her own software business in a few years.

a) wants
b) starting
c) software
d) few

25) Each day after school, Jerome runned five miles.

a) Each
b) after
c) runned
d) miles

26) Do you know the student who books were stolen?

a) Do
b) know
c) who
d) were

27) I told the salesman that I was not interesting in buying the car.

a) told
b) that
c) interesting
d) buying

28) John will spend his vacation either in Singapore nor the Phillipines.

a) will
b) his
c) nor
d) Phillipines

III. English Vocabulary. Select the best answer:

29) The bus …………. arrives late during bad weather.

a) every week
b) later
c) yesterday
d) always

30) Do you …………... where the nearest grocery store is?

a) know
b) no
c) now
d) not

31) The chairperson will ………….. members to the committee.

a) appoint
b) disappoint
c) appointment
d) disappointed

32) Peter says he can’t …………… our invitation tonight.

a) angel
b) across...
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