9th - First English Competence Evaluation 2015

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9th - First English Competence Evaluation 2015 - Quiz

A competence is designed to see how qualified you are to be in a certain situation. The English competence test below is best suited to be in the ninth grade. Give it a try and see if you really are ready to take the leap to the next grade. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where do you find this sign?

    • A.

      In a soccer ball

    • B.

      On a bicycle

    • C.

      On a porcelain box

    • D.

      On a canned food

    Correct Answer
    C. On a porcelain box
    Explanation
    This sign is found on a porcelain box.

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  • 2. 

    Harry said, "My web site is not working."

    • A.

      Harry said that his Web site will not work.

    • B.

      Harry said us that his Web site is not working.

    • C.

      Harry said my Web site is not working.

    • D.

      Harry said that his Web site was not working.

    Correct Answer
    D. Harry said that his Web site was not working.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Harry said that his Web site was not working." This is because the original statement is in the past tense ("Harry said"), so when reporting the statement, the tense should be shifted to past as well. Additionally, the possessive pronoun "his" should be used to refer to Harry's website.

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  • 3. 

    Nancy said, "I need extra disk space."

    • A.

      Nancy said that she needed extra disk space.

    • B.

      Nancy said that she would need extra disk space.

    • C.

      Nancy said that I need extra disk space.

    • D.

      Nancy said that she may need extra disk space.

    Correct Answer
    A. Nancy said that she needed extra disk space.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nancy said that she needed extra disk space." This is the correct answer because it accurately reflects the reported speech in the past tense. Nancy's statement is being reported by someone else, so the pronoun "she" is used to refer to Nancy. The verb "needed" is also in the past tense to match the reported speech.

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  • 4. 

    Samira said, "Monica speaks English very well."

    • A.

      Samira said that Monica spoke English very well.

    • B.

      Samira said that Monica is speaking English very well.

    • C.

      Samira said that Monica had spoken English very well.

    • D.

      Samira said that Monica speaks English very well.

    Correct Answer
    A. Samira said that Monica spoke English very well.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Samira said that Monica spoke English very well." This is because the reported speech is in the past tense, so the verb "spoke" is used instead of "speaks" or "is speaking." The tense of the reported speech should match the tense of the original statement.

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  • 5. 

    'I get up every morning at seven o'clock.', Peter said.

    • A.

      Peter said that he got up every morning at seven o'clock.

    • B.

      Peter said that I got up every morning at seven o'clock.

    • C.

      Peter said that he had got up every morning at seven o'clock.

    Correct Answer
    A. Peter said that he got up every morning at seven o'clock.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Peter said that he got up every morning at seven o'clock." This is because when reporting someone's speech, we need to change the pronouns to match the speaker. In this case, Peter is the speaker, so we use "he" instead of "I" in the reported speech. Additionally, since the reported speech is a general statement about a habitual action, we use the simple past tense "got up" instead of the past perfect tense.

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  • 6. 

    She said, 'I really wish I had bought that new car.'

    • A.

      She told me that she really wished she bought that new car.

    • B.

      She told me that she really had wished she had bought that new car.

    • C.

      She told me that she really wished she had bought that new car.

    Correct Answer
    C. She told me that she really wished she had bought that new car.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She told me that she really wished she had bought that new car." This is because the sentence is reported speech, indicating that someone else is relaying what she said. The verb "told" is used to convey this information, and the past tense "wished" is used to reflect the past tense of the original statement. The use of "had" before "bought" indicates that the action of buying the car occurred before the time of the reported speech.

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  • 7. 

    Nancy suggested ___________ to the lake this weekend.

    • A.

      Go

    • B.

      Going

    • C.

      To go

    Correct Answer
    B. Going
    Explanation
    Nancy suggested "going" to the lake this weekend. This suggests that Nancy proposed the idea of going to the lake as an activity for the upcoming weekend. The word "going" is the present participle form of the verb "go" and is used here to indicate an action that is suggested or recommended.

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  • 8. 

    Where do you find this sign?

    • A.

      At a train station

    • B.

      At a hospital

    • C.

      At a school

    • D.

      In a church

    Correct Answer
    C. At a school
    Explanation
    This sign is typically found at a school. It is commonly used to indicate the presence of a school zone or to warn drivers to slow down and watch for children crossing the road. These signs are important for ensuring the safety of students and alerting drivers to the potential hazards in the area.

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  • 9. 

    PART A. SIGNSWhere do you see this sign?

    • A.

      In the zoo

    • B.

      In the museum

    • C.

      In the street

    • D.

      In the park

    Correct Answer
    A. In the zoo
    Explanation
    This sign is most likely to be seen in the zoo because it is a place where animals are kept for public viewing and conservation purposes. The sign could be indicating the entrance to the zoo or specific areas within the zoo where certain animals can be found. The other options like museum, street, and park are less likely because they do not typically have signs specifically related to animals or animal exhibits.

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  • 10. 

    Where do you find these signs?

    • A.

      Over a door handle

    • B.

      Over an elevator

    • C.

      Over a window

    • D.

      Over a fridge

    Correct Answer
    A. Over a door handle
    Explanation
    These signs are found over door handles to indicate the location of emergency exits. They serve as a visual guide for people to easily locate the nearest exit in case of an emergency or evacuation. Placing these signs over door handles ensures that they are easily visible and accessible to everyone in the building, promoting safety and efficient evacuation procedures.

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  • 11. 

    PART B. FREQUENCY ADVERBSChoose the correct word or phrase to complete the sentences.I get up very late on Saturdays. I ______ get up at 7 a.m.

    • A.

      Never

    • B.

      Usually

    • C.

      Always

    Correct Answer
    A. Never
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "never" because the sentence states that the person gets up very late on Saturdays and does not get up at 7 a.m. This implies that the person never gets up at 7 a.m. on Saturdays.

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  • 12. 

    Peter is an excellent doctor. He _____ arrives to the hospital very early.

    • A.

      Always

    • B.

      Rarely

    • C.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    A. Always
    Explanation
    Peter is described as an excellent doctor, indicating that he consistently performs well in his profession. The word "always" suggests that he consistently arrives at the hospital very early, further reinforcing the idea that he is dedicated and committed to his job.

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  • 13. 

    My friend Jane _____ to concerts on Saturday evenings.

    • A.

      Goes sometimes

    • B.

      Does sometime go

    • C.

      Sometimes goes

    Correct Answer
    C. Sometimes goes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sometimes goes". This is because the adverb "sometimes" is used to indicate that the action of going to concerts on Saturday evenings is not a regular occurrence for Jane. The verb "goes" is in the present simple tense, agreeing with the singular subject "Jane".

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  • 14. 

    Carlos is an excellent student. He __________ goes to class.

    • A.

      Always

    • B.

      Never

    • C.

      Sometimes

    Correct Answer
    A. Always
    Explanation
    Carlos is described as an excellent student, which implies that he consistently performs well academically. The word "always" indicates that he never misses a class and is punctual in attending his classes regularly. This aligns with the expectation of an excellent student who is dedicated and committed to their education.

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  • 15. 

    PART C.  REPORTED SPEECHRobert said, "I want to renew my domain."

    • A.

      Robert said that I want to renew my domain.

    • B.

      Robert said that he wanted to renew his domain.

    • C.

      Robert said that he will renew his domain.

    • D.

      Robert said that he renews his domain.

    Correct Answer
    B. Robert said that he wanted to renew his domain.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Robert said that he wanted to renew his domain." In reported speech, we change the tense of the verb to reflect the past. Since the original statement was in the present tense ("I want to renew my domain"), it is changed to the past tense in reported speech ("he wanted to renew his domain").

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  • 16. 

    Tom said, 'I want to visit my friends this weekend.'

    • A.

      Tom said that he wants to visit his friends that weekend.

    • B.

      Tom said that he wanted to visit his friends that weekend.

    • C.

      Tom said that he wanted to visit his friends this weekend.

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom said that he wanted to visit his friends that weekend.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tom said that he wanted to visit his friends that weekend." This is because the reported speech should be in the past tense, so "wants" should be changed to "wanted." Additionally, the time reference should remain the same, so "this weekend" should be changed to "that weekend."

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  • 17. 

    PART D. GERUNDS - VERBS AND ING FORMHe considered …………. a new job, but then he changed his mind.

    • A.

      Get

    • B.

      To get

    • C.

      Getting

    Correct Answer
    C. Getting
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the verb "considered" is followed by the gerund "getting". The gerund form is used to indicate an action that is happening or has happened. In this case, it suggests that the person was thinking about or contemplating the action of "getting a new job". The phrase "but then he changed his mind" indicates that the person ultimately decided against pursuing the new job.

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  • 18. 

    I don’t feel like ………… out.

    • A.

      Go

    • B.

      To go

    • C.

      Going

    Correct Answer
    C. Going
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "going" because the phrase "I don't feel like" is followed by a verb, and in this case, the verb should be in its gerund form. "Going" is the gerund form of the verb "go" and is the appropriate choice to complete the sentence.

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  • 19. 

    He didn’t finish …………. the house until after midnight.

    • A.

      To paint

    • B.

      Painting

    • C.

      Paint

    Correct Answer
    B. Painting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "painting" because the sentence is referring to the action of completing the house, which is a continuous action. Therefore, the gerund form "painting" is the appropriate choice.

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  • 20. 

    Where do you find this sign?

    • A.

      In a cinema

    • B.

      In a bus stop

    • C.

      In a forest

    Correct Answer
    A. In a cinema
    Explanation
    This sign is typically found in a cinema to indicate the location of the theater or screening room. It helps guide patrons to the correct area and ensures they can easily find their designated movie theater.

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  • 21. 

    REPORTED SPEECH - IMPERATIVES & REQUESTS                            Select the appropriate reported speech."Don't mention it to Eric." David told me. 

    • A.

      David told me not to mention it to Eric

    • B.

      David told me to mention it to Eric

    • C.

      David told me do not to mention it to Eric

    Correct Answer
    A. David told me not to mention it to Eric
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "David told me not to mention it to Eric." In reported speech, when reporting an imperative or a request, we use the verb "tell" followed by the indirect object pronoun, the verb "to" (or "not to") and the base form of the verb. In this case, David is telling the speaker not to mention it to Eric, so the correct reported speech is "David told me not to mention it to Eric."

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  • 22. 

    Mother: Put away your toys, Johnny.

    • A.

      Johnny's mother told him to put away his toys.

    • B.

      Johnny's mother told him not to put away his toys.

    • C.

      Johnny's mother told him put away his toys.

    Correct Answer
    A. Johnny's mother told him to put away his toys.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Johnny's mother told him to put away his toys." because it accurately reflects the mother's instruction to Johnny. The phrase "put away your toys" indicates that Johnny should place his toys in their designated location. The other options incorrectly interpret the mother's statement by either suggesting that she told Johnny not to put away his toys or omitting the word "to," which changes the meaning of the sentence.

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  • 23. 

    Teacher: Everybody, please stand up.

    • A.

      The teacher asked the class to stand up.

    • B.

      The teacher asked the class not to stand up.

    • C.

      The teacher asked the class please stand up.

    Correct Answer
    A. The teacher asked the class to stand up.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The teacher asked the class to stand up" because it accurately reflects the teacher's request for the students to physically rise from their seats. The other options either contradict the teacher's instruction or add unnecessary words that are not present in the original statement.

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  • 24. 

    My friend: Don´t call me anymore!

    • A.

      My friend told me not to call him anymore.

    • B.

      My friend told me to call him anymore.

    • C.

      My friend told me don´t call him anymore.

    Correct Answer
    A. My friend told me not to call him anymore.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "My friend told me not to call him anymore." This answer accurately reflects the statement made by the friend, who requested the speaker to stop calling them. The use of "not" in the answer indicates the friend's desire for the speaker to refrain from making any further calls.

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  • 25. 

    "Please turn the music down." Mary asked.

    • A.

      Mary asked me to turn the music down.

    • B.

      Mary asked me not to turn the music down.

    • C.

      Mary asked me turn the music down.

    Correct Answer
    A. Mary asked me to turn the music down.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mary asked me to turn the music down." This is the correct answer because it accurately reflects the original sentence and the request made by Mary. In the original sentence, Mary asked someone to turn the music down, and the correct answer accurately conveys this request.

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