Alison English College Placement Test

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Alison English College Placement Test - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I come ..... Italy.

    • A.

      To

    • B.

      From

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      In

    Correct Answer
    A. To
    Explanation
    The word "to" is the correct answer because it indicates movement from one place to another. In this case, the person is indicating that they come from Italy, suggesting that they are moving or traveling from Italy to the current location.

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  • 2. 

    Choose the correct answer.

    • A.

      I is a cold.

    • B.

      I am cold

    • C.

      I has cold

    • D.

      I have cold.

    Correct Answer
    B. I am cold
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I am cold" because it uses the correct verb form "am" to match with the subject pronoun "I." The other options use incorrect verb forms such as "is" and "has" which do not agree with the subject pronoun.

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  • 3. 

    Leila, how are you?

    • A.

      I'm a nurse.

    • B.

      I'm fine, thanks. And you?

    • C.

      I am working.

    • D.

      Good

    Correct Answer
    B. I'm fine, thanks. And you?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I'm fine, thanks. And you?" because it is a polite response to the question "How are you?" It shows that the person is doing well and also shows interest in the well-being of the person asking the question.

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  • 4. 

    Whose key is that?

    • A.

      It's of Khadra's

    • B.

      It's Khadra's

    • C.

      It's Khadra.

    • D.

      It's to Khadra

    Correct Answer
    A. It's of Khadra's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It's of Khadra's." This answer is correct because it correctly identifies the possessive form of Khadra, indicating that the key belongs to Khadra. The other options either do not use the possessive form or do not indicate ownership.

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  • 5. 

    His office is on the first ........

    • A.

      Level

    • B.

      Ground

    • C.

      Stage

    • D.

      Floor

    Correct Answer
    D. Floor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Floor" because the word "level" suggests that the office is located on a specific floor of a building. The other options, such as ground, stage, or level, do not specifically indicate a vertical position within a building. Therefore, "Floor" is the most appropriate choice for indicating the office's location.

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  • 6. 

    I speak Swahili and French but Hafsa ....

    • A.

      Don't

    • B.

      Doesn't

    • C.

      Speaks

    • D.

      Doesn't speaks

    Correct Answer
    B. Doesn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't". This is because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "Hafsa" is a singular third-person pronoun. Therefore, the correct form of the verb "speak" is "doesn't" to match the subject.

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  • 7. 

    I can't find my glasses. Can you look for.., please?

    • A.

      They

    • B.

      Them

    • C.

      It

    • D.

      Their

    Correct Answer
    B. Them
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the speaker is asking someone to look for their glasses. Since "glasses" is a plural noun, the pronoun that should be used to refer to them is also plural. Therefore, the correct answer is "them."

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  • 8. 

    ...... there any cars on the street?

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Isn't

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the presence of cars on the street, indicating a plural subject. Therefore, the correct answer is "Are," which is the plural form of the verb "to be."

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  • 9. 

    (On the phone) Hello. Ahmed .........

    • A.

      Talk

    • B.

      Talking

    • C.

      Speak

    • D.

      Speaking

    Correct Answer
    D. Speaking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "speaking". In the given sentence, the verb "Hello" suggests that someone is on the phone and starting a conversation. Since "speaking" is the present participle form of the verb "speak", it is the most appropriate choice to indicate that Ahmed is currently engaged in a conversation on the phone.

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  • 10. 

    ......... do you go to the gym? - Twice a week.

    • A.

      How often

    • B.

      Where

    • C.

      How

    • D.

      Why

    Correct Answer
    A. How often
    Explanation
    The question "How often do you go to the gym?" is asking about the frequency of the person's gym visits. The answer "Twice a week" provides the specific frequency, indicating that the person goes to the gym two times per week.

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  • 11. 

    I like ........ in my spare time.

    • A.

      Reading

    • B.

      Read

    • C.

      To read

    • D.

      To reading

    Correct Answer
    A. Reading
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the correct form to complete the sentence "I like ........ in my spare time." The correct answer is "reading" because it is the present participle form of the verb "read" and fits grammatically in the sentence.

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  • 12. 

    I ......... born in 1992.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Were

    • D.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    A. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because the sentence is in the past tense and refers to a specific point in time (1992) when the speaker was born.

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  • 13. 

    Where ......... Ann and Mary at 6 pm yesterday?

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Was

    • D.

      Have been

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because it is the past tense of the verb "to be" used with plural subjects. In this question, the subject is "Ann and Mary," which is a plural noun, so the correct verb form to use is "were."

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  • 14. 

    I went to the bookshop .................... 'Harry Potter'

    • A.

      For buying

    • B.

      To buying

    • C.

      To buy

    • D.

      For to buying

    Correct Answer
    C. To buy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to buy". In this sentence, "to buy" is the correct infinitive phrase that follows the verb "went". It indicates the purpose or intention of going to the bookshop. The phrase "for buying" is grammatically incorrect as it does not follow the correct structure of an infinitive phrase.

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  • 15. 

    He is interested ......... learning Spanish.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      To

    • D.

      For

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in" because it indicates that he has a general interest or desire to learn Spanish. The preposition "in" is commonly used to express interest or involvement in a particular activity or subject.

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  • 16. 

    Would you like .......... to drink, sir?

    • A.

      Anything

    • B.

      Anywhere

    • C.

      Nothing

    • D.

      Something

    Correct Answer
    A. Anything
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "anything" because it is the most appropriate response to offer a wide range of options for the person's drink preference. By using "anything," the speaker is indicating that they are open to serving any type of drink the person desires.

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  • 17. 

    The doctor gave me a ..........for some medicine last week.

    • A.

      Note

    • B.

      Recipe

    • C.

      Prescription

    • D.

      Receipt

    Correct Answer
    C. Prescription
    Explanation
    The word "prescription" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to refer to a written order from a doctor for medication. In this context, the doctor gave the speaker a prescription for medicine, indicating that the doctor provided them with a written instruction for the specific medication they needed. The other options, such as "note," "recipe," and "receipt," do not accurately convey the meaning of a doctor's written order for medicine.

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  • 18. 

    What .................... next weekend?

    • A.

      Do you do

    • B.

      Are you doing

    • C.

      Will you do

    • D.

      Did you do

    Correct Answer
    B. Are you doing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are you doing." This is because the question is asking about a future event, which is next weekend. The phrase "are you doing" is the correct way to ask about someone's plans or activities in the future.

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  • 19. 

    'Why are you so hungry?'  'Oh, I .................... breakfast this morning.'

    • A.

      Didn't have

    • B.

      Don 't have

    • C.

      Hadn't

    • D.

      Haven't

    Correct Answer
    A. Didn't have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't have". This is because the person is referring to a past event (not having breakfast) and the correct form to use in this context is the past simple tense, which is "didn't have".

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  • 20. 

    Look! The bus .......................

    • A.

      Are coming

    • B.

      Is coming

    • C.

      Comes

    • D.

      Come

    Correct Answer
    B. Is coming
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is coming" because the subject "bus" is singular and requires the singular form of the verb "to come."

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  • 21. 

    - 'I have never been to Africa.'  -  ' ........... have I.'

    • A.

      Either

    • B.

      Neither

    • C.

      So

    • D.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. Neither
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Neither". This is because the speaker is stating that they have never been to Africa, and the word "neither" is used to agree with a negative statement. In this case, it means that the speaker has also never been to Africa.

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  • 22. 

    'Have you visited Birmingham?' ' ............ '

    • A.

      Not

    • B.

      Ever

    • C.

      Already

    • D.

      Not yet.

    Correct Answer
    D. Not yet.
    Explanation
    The question is asking if the person has visited Birmingham. The correct answer "Not yet" implies that the person has not visited Birmingham but may do so in the future. The phrase "Not yet" suggests that the person has plans or intentions to visit Birmingham, but it has not happened up until now.

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  • 23. 

    My mother ............. the carpet when I got home yesterday afternoon

    • A.

      Is hoovering

    • B.

      Was hoovering

    • C.

      Were hoovering

    • D.

      Has been hoovering

    Correct Answer
    B. Was hoovering
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was hoovering." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and refers to a specific action that happened in the past. "Was hoovering" is the correct past continuous tense form of the verb "hoover," indicating that the action was ongoing at a specific point in the past when the speaker arrived home.

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  • 24. 

    My aunt .................. come to our wedding reception next month.

    • A.

      Aren't going to

    • B.

      Isn't going to

    • C.

      Isn't

    • D.

      Will

    Correct Answer
    D. Will
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will". This is because the sentence is referring to a future event (the wedding reception next month) and "will" is commonly used to express future actions or predictions.

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  • 25. 

    I promise I .................. study harder.

    • A.

      Will

    • B.

      Am going to

    • C.

      May

    • D.

      Must

    Correct Answer
    A. Will
    Explanation
    The word "will" is used in this sentence to express a promise or intention to study harder in the future. It indicates a strong determination and commitment to improve one's studying habits.

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  • 26. 

    Is Emma ................... Carla?

    • A.

      Tall as

    • B.

      As tall as

    • C.

      Taller that

    • D.

      More tall

    Correct Answer
    B. As tall as
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "as tall as" because it is the appropriate phrase to use when comparing the height of two people. It indicates that Emma and Carla have the same height.

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  • 27. 

    Where is ..................... chemist's, please?

    • A.

      The nearest

    • B.

      Nearer

    • C.

      The most near

    • D.

      More near

    Correct Answer
    A. The nearest
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the nearest" because the question is asking for the location of the chemist's. "Nearest" is the superlative form of "near," indicating that it is the closest in proximity.

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  • 28. 

    Is that purse ............. ?

    • A.

      To you

    • B.

      You

    • C.

      Yours

    • D.

      Your

    Correct Answer
    C. Yours
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "yours" because it is the possessive form of "you" and correctly completes the sentence. It indicates that the purse belongs to the person being addressed.

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  • 29. 

    I ................... my mobile phone since 2009.

    • A.

      Have had

    • B.

      Have

    • C.

      Had

    • D.

      Am having

    Correct Answer
    A. Have had
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have had" because it is the present perfect tense which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and continues up until the present. In this case, the speaker has owned their mobile phone since 2009 and still owns it now.

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  • 30. 

    How long .......................... English?

    • A.

      Are you learning

    • B.

      Have you been learning

    • C.

      Do you learn

    • D.

      You learn

    Correct Answer
    B. Have you been learning
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have you been learning". This is because the question is asking about the duration of time in which the person has been learning English. The present perfect continuous tense "have you been learning" is used to talk about an action that started in the past and is still ongoing.

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