Placement Test
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Complete the dialogues below by choosing the correct option (A–D). 1. Manager: Where’s Mr Davidson?Assistant: Oh, he’s _________ London today. *
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2. Amirah: Do you like cats? Chris: No, but there __________ lots of other animals I like. *
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3. Andrew: Where _______Alicia come from? Martin: I think she’s from the United States. *
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4. Teacher: Tell me something about your parents, Lucas.Student: My mother and father _________ both very tall. *
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5. Ayla: That’s a nice table, Sophie! Is it new?Sophie: Oh no, it’s my ______ old dining table *
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6. Emma: What do you do after school?Chloe: I see my friends. Do you visit people, too?Emma: No, I ________ go out. *
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7. Katie: Is Charlotte at school today?Laura: No, she _______ . She’s not well today. *
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8. Alex: I’d like to make a cake. _______________eggs have we got?Andrea: Three, I think. Let me check. *
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9. Ifrah: Which bus goes to the hospital?Antonia: _________the 236. It stops outside. *
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10. Father: Are we ready to go?Daughter: No, Mum can’t find ________hat. *
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11. Shop Assistant: Can I help you?Customer: Yes, I’d like to buy _______trousers. *
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12. Mother: Where’s that fish I bought? It was on the table.Daughter: Oh no! The cat __________ it. *
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13. Amanda: I like your new sofa. Fahima: Thanks. It’s __________comfortable than the other one we had. *
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14. Alicia: I’m going to the supermarket. Do you want anything?Peter: Could you get _________milk, please? *
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15. Karina: When do you want to play football?Aniqa: I ________to play tomorrow, because I don’t need to go to work. *
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16. Manisha: What did you do at the weekend?Nicola: I ___________tennis with my friend on Saturday. *
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17. Wife: Have we got any cheese in the fridge?Husband: No, we haven’t. I’m ______________buy some this afternoon. *
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18. Laura: Where _________you last Tuesday? I tried to phone you.Beatriz: Oh, I was visiting my grandmother. I didn’t have my phone with me. *
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19. Miriam: Are you coming to my party on Tuesday?Brian: I’m really sorry, but I __________________to take my daughter to the airport. *
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20. Saif: Why do you like running?Isabella: Because it’s __________way to keep fit. *
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21. Anna: Have you lived here a long time?Stefan: Yes, over 40 years. I know _____________of people in this town. *
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22. Josef: Why didn’t you come to the cinema last week? Chloe: I wanted to but I couldn’t. I ______________studying for that test we had on Monday. *
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23. Anna: That bird’s on the garden table again. I think it’s hungry. Juliana: Yes, look! It __________eat the bread we put there. *
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24. Sophie: How long _________________married?Ying Yue: Two years. I met my husband when I was working in New York. *
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25. David: Have you _______________that new film yet?Susanna: No, I haven’t. We could go on Thursday if you like? *
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26 Shop Assistant: Excuse me, please. Could I get past?Customer: Oh, I’m sorry. I’m getting in the way, ________________ I? *
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27. Wife: Advertising is a big business for musicians.Husband: Yes, musicians ______________a lot of money for writing short pieces of music. *
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28. Son: Mum, I’d really like a guitar. Can I have one? Mother: OK, but if we buy one you ____________ have to practise playing it. *
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29. Juliana: Do you like Brazilian coffee?Miriodere: No I don’t, because it’s _______________strong. *
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30. Matthew: Would you like anything from the shop? Alicia: Yes, I’d like one of ______________celebrity magazines, please. *
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31. Daughter: Mum, my computer is broken again. I really need a new one.Mother: I ________________buy one if we had the money, but it’s not possible right now. *
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32. Mother: __________________you packed your suitcase yet? We’re leaving early tomorrow morning.Son: I’ll do it later. It won’t take long. *
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33. Lucas: Do you play the piano, Natasha?Natasha: Well, I _______________play when I was younger, but I’m not sure I remember now. *
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34. Martina: What did the doctor say about your stomach pains? Padma: He asked me what I _______________for the last two days. *
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35. Daughter: Everyone has arrived apart from Pamela. Mother: Don’t worry, she phoned me this morning and said she _________________be a bit late. *
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36. Vincent: Did you see the weather forecast? It’s going to be extremely hot this weekend. Pauline: I know, I can’t believe it! It _________________since Monday. *
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37. Ameena: What colour are you going to paint the living room? Charlotte: I ______________probably choose something bright, like yellow. *
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38. Victor: I’d love to go back in history to see how people lived hundreds of years ago.Simon: Me too! If I ____________choose, I’d probably travel to ancient Rome. *
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39. Stephen: The concert was fantastic yesterday. You ___________have come. Yuuto: I know. I wanted to, but I had to work late. *
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40. Katie: Would you like to go sightseeing or to the beach this afternoon? Matthew: I don’t mind, I’ll let you decide.Katie: OK, let’s go sightseeing, _______________we? *
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41. Amanda: It said on the news that the president also owns all the national newspapers. Andrew: That ____________be right! I don’t think that’s true. *
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42. Assistant: That meeting was really difficult. What would you have done if you ______________in my position? Manager: Oh, I think you managed it very well. *
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43. Natalia: My new smartphone doesn’t seem to work.Katie: Oh dear! Perhaps you should take it ______________and ask fora refund. *
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44. Chris: I wish I could be with our cousins …Alison: Me too! By this time tomorrow they _______________on a Greek beach while we’re revising for our history test. *
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45. Son: Are you OK, Mum? You don’t seem very relaxed. Mother: I just wish I ________________an aisle seat so that I could get up and walk around more easily. *
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46. Nicola: I love this picture, but won’t it cost a fortune?Victor: No, it’s just a copy. The original, ______________is a portrait of the artist’s friend, sold for €4 million! *
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47. Laura: I can’t believe how talented this artist was.Emily: I know, it’s amazing. ____________ he was almost 90 when he did them, his paintings are beautiful. *
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48. Andrea: I want to buy some new shoes for the winter.Shan: Well, I ___________ looking for a new pair of boots for weeks, but I can’t find anything I like. *
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49. Client: I don’t have much money – just enough to _____________ .Accountant: Well, let me suggest a way of helping you save more. *
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50. Pablo: In April next year I _________here for ten years exactly.Alison: Wow! It really doesn’t seem that long. *
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51. Student: Is it true that it took Bell and Watson ages to invent the telephone?Teacher: Yes. When they finally succeeded, they ___________on it for about 30 years. *
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52. Rachel: This would be a lovely place to sit on a dry day.Natasha: Yes, I know. I just wish the rain ___________________ . *
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53. Student: What’s today’s lesson going to be about?Teacher: Today we’re going to learn about a tribe _________ descendants live in Lima, the capital of Peru. *
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54. Andrea: Did your town have a good market?Katie: Yes. When I was young we _____________there every Saturday looking for bargains *
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55. Daughter: Joanna has been really supportive. I’m so lucky to have her as a friend.Mother: Yes. Just think – if you hadn’t sat next to her in class at school, you ______________ so close now. *
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56. David: Did you see the headline this evening?Nicola: Yes – the Prime Minister was _______________ to resign today. *
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57. Student: I’m concerned about the chemical test results I’ve just had from the river.Professor: It ______________be a good idea to check the acid levels as well then. *
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58. Aamir: They’ve just announced that our train has been delayed.Laura: That’s annoying. We ____________have rushed to get here after all. *
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59. Liam: So, your Dad’s got a laptop!Cian: Yes, I bought it for him last year – until then he ________________a typewriter! *
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60. Isabella: The flight is fully booked, so I won’t be able to go to Barbados next week.Safia: If you _________the ticket sooner, you’d have found a seat *
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61. Receptionist: You _______taken a taxi to the hotel since you arrived so late.Customer: It was OK, actually. There was a direct bus service from the airport *
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62. Sophie: Have they finished interviewing for the manager’s position yet?Rafi: No, but they ____________all the candidates by next Friday. *
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63. Athlete: ____________hard I try, I can’t run any faster.Coach: You’ve improved a lot. I wouldn’t worry about it. *
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64. Laura: That’s a really beautiful painting. The colours are so vivid.Jeremy: Yes, it’s amazing to think it was lost for years and ________________ . *
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65. Charlotte: I saw the photos from the film festival. Was that you with the actor from The Hobbit?Niall: Yes, it was! _______________ did I imagine I would ever actually meet him *
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66. Pauline: I hear you got soaked on the golf course this morning.Chris: Yes. I wish I _________________ listened to the weather forecast. *
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67. Laura: How was the meeting?Ricardo: It finished late because Victor didn’t arrive until 5 pm. He told me he _________been given the wrong directions. *
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68. Andrew: I picked up some of that cat food you wanted.Pedro: Oh good. Once _________________ to these new cat biscuits, they won’t want to go back to the other stuff.
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69. Antonia: Has your son done well in his exams? Phillip: Yes. Only once _________________he wasn’t sufficiently prepared, but he can take that one again. *
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70. Son: I had a bit of a stomach ache this morning.Mother: Oh dear! Well, I did say you ______________eaten that chicken last night. *
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