Placement Test Intermediário
ENGLISH HOUSE BRAZIL
Stágio 2: circle the correct answer: a, b or c.
1- What’s the correct alternative?
a) I’m for the shopping center, because it’s going to create more jobs.
b) Generally, I would like having a shopping center, because I love going shopping!
c) The local people are against building a shopping center, because it’s going to create more jobs.
2- What’s the incorrect alternative?
a) Have you ever gone to France?
b) Have you ever been to France?
c) Have you been to France yet?
3- Which alternative is an advantage for the people involved in the situations?
a) There are too many cars on the road. Travelling to work takes too much long.
b) This is not the cheapest place in town, but still it’s a nice one. There is enough parking, there aren’t too many people and the service the best of all.
c) The trains are too slow. They need to go faster and run more often.
4- Choose the option that can best replace the words in italics below.
I. I don’t eat a lot of sweet things.
II. I read some non-fiction, but I mainly read novels.
III. I like some of their songs.
a) many/ a few / a bit.
b) many/ a bit/ a few.
c) lots / a bit/ a few.
5- Circle the correct piece of advice for Kevin.
Kevin: My legs are stiff after my run yesterday. You:
Honestly, I think you should have a shower and take some pills.
b) Honestly, I’ll be Ok after a few days.
c) Really, you don’t have to feel upset.
6- What’s the passive voice of the sentence below?
In the past, they cut down many trees and sold the wood for a lot of money.
a) Many trees were cut down and the wood was sold for a lot of money in the past.
b) Many trees are cut down and the wood was sell for a lot of money in the past.
c) Many trees were cutted down and the wood was sold for a lot of money in the past.
7- What was the film like?
a) Amazing! It was very relaxing and we were very lucky with the weather.
b) I found it really predictable. After ten minutes, you know how it’s going to end.
c) It doesn’t make any difference to me what you think!
8- From I to V all the sentences contain an adjective. Choose the alternative that best corresponds to their meaning.
I - Joe is a fast driver.
II – Latvia is a quick dancer.
III – Shan is a late student at school.
IV – Shimena is an early student at school.
V – Fredericksen is a very quiet child when he’s playing.
a) Joe drives his car very fastly. /Latvia dances very quickly. /Shan arrives lately at school./Shimena arrives early at school./ Fredericksen plays very quietly.
b) Joe drives his car very fast. /Latvia dances very quickly./ Shan arrives late at school./ Shimena arrives early at school./ Fredericksen plays very quietly.
c. Joe drives his car very faster. /Latvia dances very quicklier. /Shan arrives later at school./Shimena arrives earlier at school./ Fredericksen plays very quietlier.
9- Which alternative is a promise?
a) I’ll take you to the cinema next week, because today I’m very busy.
b) I was making dinner one day. He came in and asked to marry him!
c) I haven’t seen him for ages!
10- Which alternative has the same meaning as the sentence below?
It’s dangerous to walk in the streets at night.
a) To walk in the streets at night is dangerous.
b) At night, the streets are dangerous to be walked to.
c) Walking in the streets at night is dangerous.
11- Which alternative best completes the gaps in the questions below?
I - What ____ on TV last night?
II – What ____ you do last weekend?
III – Where ___ my glasses?
IV – Where ____ you born?
V – Where ___ you live now?
VI – Where ___ your family come from?
VII – Who ____ your favourite actor?
a) was, did, are, were, do, does, is.
b) did, were, are, was, is, do, does.
c) did, are, is, do, are, does, is.
12- Which alternative best answers the questions I to IV?
I- How high is Mount Everest?
II- How far is Beijing to Mount Everest?
III- How long is the trip from São Paulo to Beijing by plane?
IV- How much is the fare for an adult?
a) 3010, 484 Km./ 8,848 m (29,029 ft) above sea level. / Approximately 22h41min./ About $ 3,564 return.
b) 8,848 m (29,029 ft) above sea level. / Approximately 22h41min./ 3010, 484 Km./ About $ 3,564 return.
c) 8,848 m (29,029 ft) above sea level. / 3010, 484 Km. / Approximately 22h41min./ About $ 3,564 return.
13- Which alternative best describes the functions used in sentences I to III?
I – Today it’s cloudy and dark. It’s going to rain.
II – How about watching a movie tonight?
III – Would you like to go to the cinema with me tonight?
a) making predictions/ making suggestions/ inviting.
b) making suggestions/ inviting/ making predictions.
c) inviting/ making suggestions/ making predictions.
14- Which alternative best describes the functions used in sentences I to IV?
I – Thank you so much for inviting me to your party.
II – Could you call a taxi for me, please?
III – Make yourself at home!
IV - Sorry I’m not here to welcome you!
a) Thanking/requesting/apologizing/ welcoming.
b) Thanking/ apologizing/welcoming/requesting.
c) thanking/requesting/welcoming/ apologizing.
15- Which alternative best describes the functions used in sentences I to IV?
I – You mustn’t take pictures inside museums.
II - You must pay a fee to enter museums.
III – I’ll carry the camera for you.
IV – You don’t have to pay the fee. I’ve already paid it.
a) offering/prohibiting/allowing/ expressing obligation.
b) Prohibiting/allowing/ offering/expressing obligation.
c) Prohibiting/ expressing obligation/offering/allowing
16- Which alternative best describes the functions used in sentences I to III?
I – Why don’t you try them on?
II – I’ll put you through.
III – Tara went into a shop to look for some clothes. While she was looking, something really amazing happened.
a) Talking on the phone/ telling a story/ shopping.
b) Shopping/ talking on the phone/ telling a story.
c) Telling a story/ talking on the phone/ shopping.
17- Which alternative best describes the functions used in sentences I to III?
I – We expect you to have a clean driving license if you use a company car.
II – It’s a place in schools were children play while they are having a break.
III – He couldn’t drive because his driving license was run out.
a) Talking about work/ explaining/ giving reason.
b) Explaining/ talking about work/ giving reason.
c) Giving reason/ explaining/ talking about work.
18- Which alternative best replaces the sentence in italics below?
You won’t get a virus unless you open the attachment
a) If you open the attachment, you won’t get a virus.
b) If you open the attachment, you’ll get a virus.
c) You won’t get a virus if you don’t open the attachment.
19- What’s the correct answer (a, b or c) to the questions (1-5)?
1. How much soup is there?
2. How much juice is there?
3. How much water is there?
4. How many balls are there?
5. How many people are there?
a) A lot/a little/none/ a lot/ a few.
b) A lot/ a few/none/a lot/ a little.
c) A lot/ a little/a few/ a lot/ a few.
20- Which alternative is related to a habit in the past?
a) Derek didn’t use to surf the internet until 2000 when he got a computer from his cousin who works on an airline company.
b) Donson has worked on this airline company since 2000.
c) Derek has gone China to see Silk Road. He hasn’t arrived yet and he might spend more than a week there.
21- Which alternative best describes the functions used in sentences I to III?
I – I would like to make a complaint. I told the doctor about my problem, but she didn’t listen to me at all! Clearly, this is not good enough, so I would like to be registered with another doctor.
II- Oh, dear! I hope a better doctor is registered for you as soon as possible. Complaining is awful… is there anything I can do to help you?
III – The doctor seems to be very worried about the patient who is lying down on a bed, with eyes closed. The doctor is sitting on the edge of a chair, looking down.
a) Responding sympathetically/ describing/ complaining.
b) Complaining/ describing/ responding sympathetically.
c) Complaining/ responding sympathetically/ describing.
22- Which alternative has the same meaning as the sentences in italics below?
If I had a million dollars, I would definitely build a cultural shopping centre.
a) I don’t have a million dollars, so it’s impossible to build a cultural shopping centre.
b) I will have a million dollars, so it’s possible to build a cultural shopping centre.
c) I had a million dollars in the past and I definitely built a cultural shopping centre.
23- Write an-email to your a friend who you haven't seen for ages. In your email, you should:
• Update him/her about your life now;
• Remind him/her of a good moment you spent together;
• Invite him/her to spend a weekend with you, suggesting what to do.
Write 80 - 100 words.
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