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English Placement Test - Quiz

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 contains 30 questions and should take you under 45 minutes to complete. At the end of the test you will be given a percentage and your approximate English level. For a more accurate assessment of your English language skills, your listening, speaking and writing skills would also have to be assessed.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Would you like a cup of tea? Yes, I ___.

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Like

    • C.

      Would

    • D.

      Will

    Correct Answer
    C. Would
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would" because it is the appropriate auxiliary verb to use in this context. The question is asking if the person would like a cup of tea, so the response should mirror the question by using "would" as well.

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  • 2. 

    Please don't talk to me now. I ___ to finish my test.

    • A.

      Will try

    • B.

      Try

    • C.

      Have tried

    • D.

      Am trying

    Correct Answer
    D. Am trying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am trying" because the sentence is in the present tense and the speaker is currently in the process of trying to finish their test. The use of "am" indicates that the action is happening at the present moment.

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  • 3. 

    Does he smoke? Yes, he ___ twenty a day.

    • A.

      Smokes

    • B.

      Is smoking

    • C.

      Have tried

    • D.

      Am trying

    Correct Answer
    A. Smokes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "smokes" because it is the present simple form of the verb "smoke" which is used to talk about habitual actions or facts. In this case, the question is asking if he smokes, and the answer confirms that he does by using the present simple form of the verb.

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  • 4. 

    Can I help you? Yes, I'd like ___.

    • A.

      The information

    • B.

      To inform

    • C.

      Any information

    • D.

      Some information

    Correct Answer
    D. Some information
    Explanation
    The phrase "I'd like" indicates a desire or preference for something. In this context, the person is expressing a desire for a certain amount or quantity of information. The phrase "some information" is the most appropriate choice as it conveys the request for a certain amount of information without specifying a particular type or quantity.

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  • 5. 

    I'd like some coffee. I'm afraid there isn't ___.

    • A.

      More

    • B.

      Anything

    • C.

      Any

    • D.

      Some

    Correct Answer
    C. Any
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "any" because the speaker is expressing that there is not a specific amount or type of coffee available. The word "any" is used to indicate a lack of something or a negative response to a request. In this context, it implies that there is no coffee available at all.

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  • 6. 

    Where is your book? I ___ it last week.

    • A.

      Have lost

    • B.

      Lose

    • C.

      Was losing

    • D.

      Lost

    Correct Answer
    D. Lost
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lost." This is because the sentence is in the past tense, and "lost" is the past tense form of the verb "lose." The speaker is referring to an action that happened in the past, indicating that they no longer have the book.

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  • 7. 

    Is John ___ Paul? No, I don't think so.

    • A.

      More taller

    • B.

      So tall as

    • C.

      Taller than

    • D.

      Tall like

    Correct Answer
    C. Taller than
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "taller than." This is because the phrase "taller than" is used to compare the height of two people, indicating that John is taller than Paul. The other options, "more taller," "so tall as," and "tall like," are grammatically incorrect and do not accurately convey the intended meaning of the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    Can I help you? Yes, I am looking ___ Mr Smith's office.

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      After

    • D.

      To

    Correct Answer
    A. For
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "for" because when looking for someone's office, we use the preposition "for" to indicate the purpose or goal of our search.

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  • 9. 

    Why aren't you running? There isn't ___ time. The movie is going to start soon.

    • A.

      Many

    • B.

      Any

    • C.

      Much

    • D.

      Some

    Correct Answer
    C. Much
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "much" because the sentence is referring to the amount of time available. "Much" is used to describe an indefinite quantity of time, whereas "many" is used for countable nouns and "any" and "some" are used for non-countable nouns. Therefore, "much" is the appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 10. 

    Where are you staying? I'm living ___ Mr Smith and his family.

    • A.

      By

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      With

    • D.

      Among

    Correct Answer
    C. With
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "with" because it indicates that the speaker is living in the same place as Mr Smith and his family. The preposition "with" is commonly used to show companionship or cohabitation.

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  • 11. 

    Has he written to his brother? Yes, he ___ him a letter last night.

    • A.

      Has written

    • B.

      Was writing

    • C.

      Had written

    • D.

      Wrote

    Correct Answer
    D. Wrote
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wrote" because the sentence is in the past tense and the action of writing the letter is completed. The use of "last night" indicates that the action happened at a specific point in the past.

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  • 12. 

    She likes living in a warm climate ___?

    • A.

      Wouldn't she

    • B.

      Doesn't she

    • C.

      Won't she

    • D.

      Isn't she

    Correct Answer
    B. Doesn't she
    Explanation
    The phrase "doesn't she" is the correct answer because it is used to form a tag question, which is a question added to the end of a statement to seek confirmation or agreement. In this case, the statement is "She likes living in a warm climate," and the tag question is formed by using the auxiliary verb "does" in the negative form ("doesn't") followed by the subject pronoun "she." This tag question is used to confirm or seek agreement that she does indeed like living in a warm climate.

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  • 13. 

    Do you smoke? Not now, but I ___.

    • A.

      Use to

    • B.

      Am used to

    • C.

      Was used

    • D.

      Used to

    Correct Answer
    D. Used to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "used to". This is because the phrase "used to" is used to talk about past habits or states that are no longer true. In this context, the speaker is saying that they used to smoke in the past, but they do not smoke anymore.

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  • 14. 

    This is my first visit to the doctor. Who ___ to before?

    • A.

      Are you going

    • B.

      Went you

    • C.

      You went

    • D.

      Did you go

    Correct Answer
    D. Did you go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "did you go." This is because the question is asking about a past action (visiting the doctor), so the past tense form "did" is appropriate. The other options ("are you going," "went you," "you went") are either in the present tense or have incorrect word order.

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  • 15. 

    Did you do any homework? Yes, but only ___.

    • A.

      Any

    • B.

      Not much

    • C.

      A few

    • D.

      A little

    Correct Answer
    D. A little
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a little". This answer suggests that the person did some homework, but not a large amount. It implies that they did a small portion or only completed a few tasks, indicating a limited amount of effort or work done.

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  • 16. 

    Could you lend me some money?Sorry, but I'm very ___ on cash right now.

    • A.

      Down

    • B.

      Scarce

    • C.

      Low

    • D.

      Short

    Correct Answer
    C. Low
    Explanation
    The person is saying that they are "very low on cash right now," which means they have very little money. This suggests that they do not have enough money to lend to the person asking.

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  • 17. 

    Do you know who she is? No, she didn't ___ her name.

    • A.

      Say me

    • B.

      Say to me

    • C.

      Tell me

    • D.

      Tell to me

    Correct Answer
    C. Tell me
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tell me" because when we want someone to provide us with information or share something with us, we use the verb "tell." In this case, the speaker is asking for the person's name, so they should use the phrase "tell me." The other options ("say me," "say to me," "tell to me") are grammatically incorrect and do not convey the intended meaning.

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  • 18. 

    Everyone understood. The teacher ___ to explain again.

    • A.

      May not

    • B.

      Musn't

    • C.

      Didn't need

    • D.

      Needn't

    Correct Answer
    C. Didn't need
    Explanation
    The phrase "Everyone understood" implies that there was no need for the teacher to explain again. The phrase "didn't need" indicates that there was no necessity for the teacher to repeat the explanation. Therefore, the correct answer is "didn't need."

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  • 19. 

    That house is in a terrible state. You can see it ___ for years.

    • A.

      Hasn't been repaired

    • B.

      Wasn't repaired

    • C.

      Isn't repaired

    • D.

      Hadn't been repaired

    Correct Answer
    A. Hasn't been repaired
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hasn't been repaired" because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and continues into the present. The word "hasn't" is a contraction of "has not," which is used with the past participle "been" to form the present perfect tense. Therefore, "hasn't been repaired" correctly conveys the idea that the house has not been repaired for a number of years.

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  • 20. 

    My watch is broken but it's not worth ___.

    • A.

      Repairing

    • B.

      To repair

    • C.

      To repair it

    • D.

      To be repaired

    Correct Answer
    A. Repairing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "repairing" because the sentence is in the present tense and the phrase "it's not worth" suggests that the speaker does not think it is valuable or beneficial to fix the watch. Therefore, the infinitive form of the verb "repair" is used without the word "to."

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  • 21. 

    I'm terribly tired. Well, I suggest ___ to bed.

    • A.

      You go

    • B.

      You to go

    • C.

      You going

    • D.

      You went

    Correct Answer
    A. You go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "you go" because the phrase "I suggest" is followed by a base form of the verb, which is "go" in this case. The pronoun "you" is the subject of the verb "go" in the imperative form, indicating a suggestion or recommendation.

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  • 22. 

    Why didn't you tell me? You ___ angry if I had.

    • A.

      Were

    • B.

      Were to be

    • C.

      Had been

    • D.

      Would have been

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Were
    D. Would have been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because it is used in the past unreal conditional sentence. The sentence implies that the person didn't tell the speaker something, and if they had told, the speaker would have been angry. The verb "were" is used to indicate the unreal or hypothetical condition in the past. The phrase "would have been" is used in the result clause to express the hypothetical outcome of the condition.

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  • 23. 

    Here is your $5 back. Thanks, but I don't remember ___ it to you.

    • A.

      To lend

    • B.

      Lending

    • C.

      My lend

    • D.

      Me to lend

    Correct Answer
    B. Lending
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lending" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense and requires a verb form that matches. "Lending" is the present continuous form of the verb "to lend," which means to give something to someone temporarily with the expectation of it being returned.

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  • 24. 

    Is he coming to the meeting? Well, I asked him ___.

    • A.

      If he will come

    • B.

      Will he come

    • C.

      If he was coming

    • D.

      Would he come

    Correct Answer
    C. If he was coming
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "if he was coming". This is because the question is asking about a future event (the meeting) and the past tense "was" is used to indicate a hypothetical or uncertain situation. The use of "if" also suggests that the speaker is unsure if the person will attend the meeting.

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  • 25. 

    I'm fine, it's only a little cut.___ you better see a doctor.

    • A.

      Wouldn't

    • B.

      Shouldn't

    • C.

      Won't

    • D.

      Hadn't

    Correct Answer
    D. Hadn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hadn't". This is because the speaker is suggesting that seeing a doctor is unnecessary, despite the presence of a small cut. The use of "hadn't" implies that the speaker believes there is no need to take any further action or seek medical attention.

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  • 26. 

    Do I have to get ready now? Yes, it's time we ___.

    • A.

      Went

    • B.

      Would go

    • C.

      Will go

    • D.

      Go

    Correct Answer
    A. Went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went" because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "went" is the correct past tense form of "go".

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  • 27. 

    Do you like your new apartment? Yes, it's small but it ___ my needs perfectly.

    • A.

      Settles

    • B.

      Meets

    • C.

      Supplies

    • D.

      Fills

    Correct Answer
    B. Meets
    Explanation
    The word "meets" means to fulfill or satisfy, which makes it the appropriate word to use in this context. The speaker is stating that the new apartment may be small, but it fulfills or satisfies their needs perfectly.

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  • 28. 

    I suppose tomorrow's bus strike means ___ the start of class.

    • A.

      Have delayed

    • B.

      Delay

    • C.

      To delay

    • D.

      Delaying

    Correct Answer
    D. Delaying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "delaying" because the sentence is in the future tense and "delaying" is the correct form of the verb to match the subject "bus strike" and the future tense of the sentence. It indicates that the bus strike will cause a delay in the start of class.

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  • 29. 

    I wrote to the manager ___ of getting my money refunded.

    • A.

      In the hope

    • B.

      On the question

    • C.

      With the aim

    • D.

      With a view

    Correct Answer
    C. With the aim
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "with the aim". This phrase indicates that the writer wrote to the manager with the intention or purpose of getting their money refunded. It implies that the writer had a specific goal in mind when reaching out to the manager.

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  • 30. 

    Did you know everybody at the party? No, nobody ___ the host.

    • A.

      Except

    • B.

      Apart

    • C.

      Other

    • D.

      Rather

    Correct Answer
    A. Except
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "except". This is because the sentence states that not everybody at the party knew the host, implying that there were some people who did not know the host. "Except" is used to indicate exclusion or exception, so it fits well in this context.

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