English Placement Test

This placement test is designed to give students and teachers of English a quick way of assessing the approximate level of a student's knowledge of English grammar and usage. The test should take around 45 minutes to complete. At the end of the test you will see your test result and be given a percentage. You will also be able to follow a link to a page which will estimate your level compared to several international English exams (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL); and the Council of Europe language assessment scale. For a more accurate assessment of your English language skills, your listening, speaking and writing skills would also have to be assessed.


1) Did you ……… anywhere interesting last weekend?
a) go
b) going
c) was
d) went

2) I work as a teacher and my wife ………, too.
a) do
b) is
c) work
d) does

3) I think ……… taxi driver
a) her job is
b) she's a
c) her job is an
d) she's

4) What is your home town ……… ?
a) situated
b) age
c) like
d) located

5) I’m afraid I ……… here for your birthday party.
a) have not to be
b) am not being
c) will be not
d) can't be

6) How ……… are you?
a) high
b) wide
c) long
d) heavy

7) How long ……… married?
a) have you been
b) are you
c) have you
d) been

8) Would you like ……… help?
a) a
b) some
c) me
d) I

9) They ……… go to the cinema
a) tomorrow
b) much
c) rare
d) seldom

10) He hasn’t played since he ……… the accident.
a) had
b) has had
c) has
c) had had

11) This is the best tea I’ve ……… tasted.
a) never
b) ever
c) already
d) still

12) I’m looking ……… the summer holidays.
a) before
b) forward
c) for
d) forward to

13) My girlfriend ……… born on the 2nd of September 1974.
a) is
b) was
c) had
d) has been

14) This beer tastes ……… .
a) badly
b) lovely
c) well
d) normally

15) In life ……… can make a mistake; we’re all human.
a) anyone
b) some people
c) not anybody
d) someone

16) She knows that she ……… to pay now.
a) had better
b) needn't
c) should
d) ought

17) If he ……… about it, I’m sure he’d help.
a) had know
b) knew
c) has known
d) knows

18) I'll return the newspaper when I ……… through it.
a) will have looked
b) looked
c) have looked
d) look

19) They said they ……… come, but they didn’t.
a) can
b) will
c) may
d) might

20) They were ……… hard questions that I had no chance.
a) so
b) some
c) such
d) quite

21) I don't have a cent to give you. I ...... bought a new computer.
a) just buy
b) had just bought
c) 've just
d) soon will

22) Mum gave ……… her job when I was born.
a) in
b) up
c) off
d) away

23) It's all right, we ……… hurry. We have plenty of time.
a) mustn't
b) shouldn't
c) can't
d) needn't

24) You have a terrible fever! ……… call a doctor?
a) Shall I
b) Do I
c) Must I
d) Will I

25) Joanna looks ……… in her new dress.
a) nice
b) nicely
c) like nice
d) such nice

26) Mr Haines wants ……… to his office.
a) that you come
b) you come to
c) you come
d) you to come

27) There are ……… around to start a cricket team
a) enough young boys
b) boys enough young
c) young boys enough
d) enough youngest boys

28) These bottles ……… of plastic.
a) are making
b) are make
c) are made
d) made are

29) Do you know where ……… ?
a) did I put the keys
b) put I the keys
c) I put the keys
d) I the keys put

30) Magda knows a lot about badgers, but she ……… a live one.
a) doesn't ever see
b) hasn't ever seen
c) hasn't ever saw
d) didn't ever see

31) We wash the curtains ……… year.
a) three times a
b) once
c) three every
d) every couple

32) The loudspeakers won't work unless you ……… those cables.
a) connected
b) connect
c) don't connect
d) can't connect

33) You should give ……… .
a) to your mother this letter
b) this letter your mother
c) letter this to your mother
d) this letter to your mother

34) Marian has ……… old books.
a) very much
b) a lot of
c) lots
d) a very lot

35) Hania has got two children, ....... ?
a) hasn't she
b) has she got
c) has she
d) haven't she

36) Let's think ……… something nice.
a) after
b) about
c) for
d) to

37) A Jaguar is ……… than a Fiat.
a) more expensive
b) expensiver
c) much expensive
d) expensive

38) The TV's too loud. Please, ……… .
a) it turn down
b) turn it up
c) turn it down
d) turn down it

39) It's a pity you ……… here last night.
a) weren't
b) aren't
c) 'll not be
d) 'd not be

40) What about ……… for a walk?
a) to go
b) I going
c) going
d) go

41) I made one or two mistakes, but ……… of my answers were correct.
a) much
b) most
c) more
d) few

42) You can't cross the road when the light ……… red.
a) 'll be
b) was
c) were
d) is

43) I have a problem. ……… help me please?
a) Could you
b) Should you
c) Were you able to
d) Will you able to

44) Our neighbour is ……… to Ireland.
a) going travel
b) going to travelling
c) go
d) going to travel

45) Do penguins fly? No, they ……… .
a) aren't
b) haven't
c) don't
d) won't

46) ……… train are you taking, the express to Poznan or to Skwierzyna?
a) Which
b) How
c) Whose
d) Who

47) This is ……… story.
a) a very interesting
b) very an interesting
c) very interesting
d) very interested

48) Marta takes the dog for a walk ……… the evening.
a) in
b) at
c) on
d) to

49) We haven't got ……… Polish friends.
a) no
b) any
c) none
d) some

50) Simon can't ……… to you now. He's busy.
a) talked
b) to talk
c) talking
d) talk

51) Have they finished working yet? I don't think ……… .
a) it
b) this
c) so
d) that

52) Somebody stole his wallet so he ……… money from a friend.
a) lent
b) earned
c) borrowed
d) lended

53) We must go now. Call the waitress and ask for the ……… .
a) bill
b) invoice
c) price
d) cost

54) He's a friend of ……… .
a) them
b) theres
c) theirs
d) their

55) Have you had ……… to eat?
a) too many
b) some more
c) to many
d) enough

56) I ……… my boyfriend since Christmas.
a) didn't see
b) haven't seen
c) don't see
d) hasn't seen

57) Who was the woman ……… ?
a) spoke to you
b) that you were speaking to
c) that you spoke
d) that you were speaked to

58) Is ……… than his father?
a) Matt taller
b) taller Matt
c) Matt more tall
d) Matt as tall as

59) She was 29 on her birthday, ……… she?
a) didn't
b) hadn't
c) hasn't
d) wasn't

60) ……… is it from here to Berlin?
a) How long way
b) How long
c) How far
d) How many

61) Good ……… ! I hope you get the job.
a) chance
b) fortune
c) luck
d) wish

62) The doctor has told her that she must give ……… drinking.
a) from
b) to
c) off
d) up

63) There was a lot of noise so I didn't understand what she was ……… .
a) saying
b) telling
c) speaking
d) talking

64) I ……… drink beer than wine.
a) would like more
b) prefer
c) had better
d) would rather

65) I gave her ……… earrings for Christmas.
a) a pair of
b) a set of
c) two
d) a

66) Would you like some more tea? There's still ……… left.
a) few
b) a few
c) a little
d) little

67) She didn't want the job, ……… .
a) however well paid was it
b) however well paid it was
c) for how good pay might it be
d) however good pay it was

68) He has been ……… for armed robbery.
a) blamed
b) accused
c) charged
d) arrested

69) The financial director ……… for almost an hour.
a) kept us to wait
b) kept us waiting
c) made us to wait
d) made us waiting

70) I've often ……… at the Wiejce Palace Hotel.
a) stayed
b) sleeped
c) remained
d) rested

71) I didn't realise that the coffee shop was ……… the other side of the road.
a) by
b) for
c) on
d) in

72) We have ……… for a receptionist but haven't appointed anyone yet.
a) advertised
b) announced
c) advised
d) noticed

73) She's very beautiful but that kind of woman doesn't ……… to me.
a) fancy
b) appeal
c) attract
d) turn on

74) The language school that I attend is 20 kilometres ……… .
a) far
b) away
c) distance
d) long

75) "I'm going to the cinema on Saturday." "So ……… ."
a) I am
b) do I
c) I do
d) am I

76) They ……… him of scratching the car.
a) blamed
b) accused
c) punished
d) arrested

77) They had to leave the flat because they couldn't pay the ……… .
a) fare
b) hire
c) rent
d) salary

78) She ……… at me and then turned away.
a) viewed
b) regarded
c) responded
d) glanced

79) The book shop rang ……… that the dictionary you ordered has arrived.
a) to say
b) to tell
c) for saying
d) for telling

80) If he hadn't drunk so much, he ……… sick.
a) didn't feel
b) wouldn't feel
c) hadn't felt
d) hasn't felt

81) Maria has two sisters, but she doesn't speak to ……… of them.
a) both
b) any
c) either
d) neither

82) Hubert is an uncle of ……… .
a) Kim
b) Kims
c) Kim's
d) Kims'

83) We discussed the house plans ……… our way to the shops.
a) by
b) on
c) in
d) to

84) George goes to ……… by car.
a) a work
b) the work
c) an work
d) work

85) Have you found a job ……… ?
a) soon
b) still
c) longer
d) yet

86) My boots are dirty. I'd better take them ……… before I come in.
a) off
b) away
c) on
d) up

87) What did the man say ……… ?
a) at you
b) to you
c) for you
d) you

88) Do you think I should move to Ireland? You shouldn't do anything ……… you think it's the right thing to do.
a) when
b) unless
c) in case
d) if

89) We can finish the rest of the eggs for ……… .
a) a breakfast
b) the breakfast
c) breakfast
d) a breakfasts

90) If she doesn't ……… my sight at once, I'll scream!
a) go out from
b) go off
c) get away from
d) get out of

 

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