English Placement Test
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Questions 1-5
Where can you see these notices?
Question 1
Please leave your room key at Reception.
Question 2
Foreign money changed here
Question 3
AFTERNOON SHOW BEGINS AT 2PM
Question 4
CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS Lessons start again on January the 8th
Question 5
Price per night: $10 a tent $5 a person
Questions 6-10
In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below.
For questions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 choose the best answer.

Scotland
Scotland is the north part of the island of Great Britain. The Atlantic Ocean is on the west and the North Sea on the east. Some people (6) .................. Scotland speak a different language called Gaelic. There are (7) .................. five million people in Scotland, and Edinburgh is (8) .................. most famous city. Scotland has many mountains; the highest one is called ‘Ben Nevis’. In the south of Scotland, there are a lot of sheep. A long time ago, there (9) .................. many forests, but now there are only a (10) ................... . Scotland is only a small country, but it is quite beautiful.

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Questions 11-15
In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below.
For questions 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 choose the best answer.

Alice Guy Blaché
Alice Guy Blaché was the first female film director. She first became involved in cinema whilst working for the Gaumont Film Company in the late 1890s. This was a period of great change in the cinema and Alice was the first to use many new inventions, (11) .................. sound and color. In 1907 Alice (12) ................... to New York where she started her own film company. She was (13) .................. successful, but, when Hollywood became the center of the film world, the best days of the independent New York film companies were (14) ................... . When Alice died in 1968, hardly anybody (15) .................. her name.

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Questions 16-20
In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below.
For questions 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 choose the best answer.

UFOs – do they exist?
UFO is short for ‘unidentified flying object’. UFOs are popularly known as flying saucers, (16) ................. that is often the (17) ................. they are reported to be. The (18) .................. "flying saucers" were seen in 1947 by an American pilot, but experts who studied his claim decided it had been a trick of the light. Even people experienced at watching the sky, (19) ................. as pilots, report seeing UFOs. In 1978 a pilot reported a collection of UFOs off the coast of New Zealand. A television (20) ................. went up with the pilot and filmed the UFOs. Scientists studying this phenomenon later discovered that in this case they were simply lights on boats out fishing.

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Questions 21-40
In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.
For questions 21 to 40, select the best answer.
Question 21
The teacher encouraged her students .................... to an English pen-friend.
Question 22
They spent a lot of time .................... at the pictures in the museum.
Question 23
Shirley enjoys science lessons, but all her experiments seem to .................... wrong.
Question 24
.................... from Michael, all the group arrived on time.
Question 25
She .................... her neighbour’s children for the broken window.
Question 26
As I had missed the history lesson, my friend went ...................... the homework with me.
Question 27
Whether she’s a good actress or not is a .................... of opinion.
Question 28
The decorated roof of the ancient palace was .................... up by four thin columns.
Question 29
Would it .................... you if we came on Thursday?
Question 30
This form .................... be handed in until the end of the week.
Question 31
If you make a mistake when you are writing, just .................... it out with your pen.
Question 32
Although our opinions on many things .................... , we’re good friends.
Question 33
This product must be eaten .................... two days of purchase.
Question 34
The newspaper report contained .................... important information.
Question 35
Have you considered .................... to London?
Question 36
It can be a good idea for people who lead an active life to increase their .................... of vitamins.
Question 37
I thought there was a ..................... of jealousy in his reaction to my good fortune.
Question 38
Why didn’t you ..................... that you were feeling ill?
Question 39
James was not sure exactly where his best interests ..................... .
Question 40
He’s still getting .................... the shock of losing his job.
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