English Proficiency Test

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PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY BEFORE TAKING THE TEST:This is a basic English proficiency test and is the initial stage of a three-part test. This English proficiency test is a pre-requisite to the typing test and audio transcription test. This test contains 50 questions regarding grammar, vocabulary and spelling. The alloted time for this test is 50 minutes. Only one attempt is allowed for this test. Unsuccessful applicants can re-apply after three months.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. Katerin___________ in the library this morning.
    • A. 

      Is study

    • B. 

      Studying

    • C. 

      Is studying

    • D. 

      Are studying

  • 2. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. Alecx, __________ the windows please. It's too hot in here.
    • A. 

      Opens

    • B. 

      Open

    • C. 

      Opened

    • D. 

      Will opened

  • 3. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. The movie was __________ the book.
    • A. 

      As

    • B. 

      As good

    • C. 

      Good as

    • D. 

      As good as

  • 4. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. My hobbies include jogging, swimming, and __________.
    • A. 

      To climb mountains

    • B. 

      Climb mountains

    • C. 

      To climb

    • D. 

      Climbing mountains

  • 5. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. Mr. Collins requests that someone _________ the data by fax immediately.
    • A. 

      Sent

    • B. 

      Sends

    • C. 

      Send

    • D. 

      To send

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Tallest

    • B. 

      Tall

    • C. 

      Taller

    • D. 

      The tallest

  • 7. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. The presentation will begin ________ fifteen minutes.
    • A. 

      In

    • B. 

      On

    • C. 

      With

    • D. 

      About

  • 8. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. I have only a ________ Christmas cards left to write.
    • A. 

      Few

    • B. 

      Fewer

    • C. 

      Less

    • D. 

      Little

  • 9. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. Each of the Olympic athletes ____________ for months, even years.
    • A. 

      Have been training

    • B. 

      Were training

    • C. 

      Has been training

    • D. 

      Been training

  • 10. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. Jenny __________ never late for work.
    • A. 

      Am

    • B. 

      Are

    • C. 

      Were

    • D. 

      Is

  • 11. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. The university will upgrade _________ computer information systems next month.
    • A. 

      There

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      It's

    • D. 

      Its

  • 12. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. Alexis likes apples, _________ she does not like oranges.
    • A. 

      So

    • B. 

      For

    • C. 

      But

    • D. 

      Or

  • 13. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. You were ____________ the New York office before 2 p.m.
    • A. 

      Suppose call

    • B. 

      Supposed to call

    • C. 

      Supposed calling

    • D. 

      Supposed call

  • 14. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. When I graduate from college next June, I _____________ a student here for five years.
    • A. 

      Will have been

    • B. 

      Have been

    • C. 

      Has been

    • D. 

      Will have

  • 15. 
    English Grammar. Select the best answer. Ms. Ruth _________ rather not invest that money in the stock market.
    • A. 

      Has to

    • B. 

      Could

    • C. 

      Would

    • D. 

      Must

  • 16. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect. The majority to the news is about violence or scandal.
    • A. 

      The

    • B. 

      To

    • C. 

      News

    • D. 

      Violence

  • 17. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.Takeshi swimmed one hundred laps in the pool yesterday.
    • A. 

      Swimmed

    • B. 

      Hundred

    • C. 

      In

    • D. 

      Yesterday

  • 18. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.When our vacation, we plan to spend three days scuba diving.
    • A. 

      When

    • B. 

      Plan

    • C. 

      Days

    • D. 

      Diving

  • 19. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.Mr. Fonacer does not take critical of his work very well.
    • A. 

      Does

    • B. 

      Critical

    • C. 

      His

    • D. 

      Well

  • 20. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.Yvette and Rinaldo send e-mail messages to other often.
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      Send

    • C. 

      Other

    • D. 

      Often

  • 21. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.Mr. Olsen is telephoning a American Red Cross for help.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      A

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      For

  • 22. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.I had a enjoyable time at the party last night.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      Time

    • C. 

      At

    • D. 

      Last

  • 23. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.The doctor him visited the patient's parents.
    • A. 

      The

    • B. 

      Him

    • C. 

      Visited

    • D. 

      Patient's

  • 24. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.Angela intends to starting her own software business in a few years.
    • A. 

      Intends

    • B. 

      Starting

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Few

  • 25. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.Each day after school, Jerome run five miles.
    • A. 

      Each

    • B. 

      After

    • C. 

      Run

    • D. 

      Miles

  • 26. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.He goes never to the company softball games.
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      The

    • C. 

      Softball

    • D. 

      Games

  • 27. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.Do you know the student who books were stolen?
    • A. 

      Do

    • B. 

      Know

    • C. 

      Who

    • D. 

      Were

  • 28. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.John will spend his vacation either in Singapore nor the Philippines.
    • A. 

      Will

    • B. 

      His

    • C. 

      Nor

    • D. 

      Philippines

  • 29. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.I told the salesman that I was not interesting in buying the latest model.
    • A. 

      Told

    • B. 

      That

    • C. 

      Interesting

    • D. 

      Buying

  • 30. 
    English Grammar. Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.Luna used work for a multinational corporation when she lived in Malaysia.
    • A. 

      Used work

    • B. 

      Multinational

    • C. 

      When

    • D. 

      Lived in

  • 31. 
    English Vocabulary. Select the best answer. The rate of ___________ has been fluctuating wildly this week.
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Bills

    • C. 

      Coins

    • D. 

      Exchange

  • 32. 
    English Vocabulary. Select the best answer. The bus ___________ arrives late during bad weather.
    • A. 

      Every week

    • B. 

      Later

    • C. 

      Yesterday

    • D. 

      Always

  • 33. 
    English Vocabulary. Select the best answer. Do you ____________ where the nearest grocery store is?
    • A. 

      Know

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Now

    • D. 

      Not

  • 34. 
    English Vocabulary. Select the best answer. Dolphy, the popular Filipino comedian, has his audiences ___________.
    • A. 

      Putting too many irons in the fire

    • B. 

      Keeping their noses out of someone's business

    • C. 

      Rolling in the aisles

    • D. 

      Going to bat for someone

  • 35. 
    English Vocabulary. Select the best answer. The chairperson will ____________ members to the subcommittee.
    • A. 

      Appoint

    • B. 

      Disappoint

    • C. 

      Appointment

    • D. 

      Disappointed

  • 36. 
    English Vocabulary. Select the best answer. The critics had to admit that the ballet ______________ was superb.
    • A. 

      Procrastinate

    • B. 

      Performance

    • C. 

      Pathology

    • D. 

      Psychosomatic

  • 37. 
    English Vocabulary. Select the best answer. Peter says he can't ___________ our invitation to dinner tonight.
    • A. 

      Angel

    • B. 

      Across

    • C. 

      Accept

    • D. 

      Almost

  • 38. 
    English Vocabulary. Select the best answer. We were __________ friends in that strange but magical country.
    • A. 

      Upon

    • B. 

      Among

    • C. 

      Toward

    • D. 

      In addition to

  • 39. 
    English Vocabulary. Select the best answer. The hurricane caused ____________ damage to the city.
    • A. 

      Extend

    • B. 

      Extended

    • C. 

      Extensive

    • D. 

      Extension

  • 40. 
    English Vocabulary. Select the best answer. Many cultures have special ceremonies to celebrate a person's _________ of passage into adulthood.
    • A. 

      Right

    • B. 

      Rite

    • C. 

      Writ

    • D. 

      Write

  • 41. 
    Spelling. Select the correct answerword meaning: to stun, amaze, or dumbfound
    • A. 

      Flabergast

    • B. 

      Flabbergast

    • C. 

      Flaberghast

    • D. 

      Flabberghast

  • 42. 
    Spelling. Select the correct answer.word meaning: by mistake, unintentionally, inadvertently
    • A. 

      Accidentally

    • B. 

      Accidently

    • C. 

      Accidentely

    • D. 

      Accidentily

  • 43. 
    Spelling. Select the correct answer.word meaning: Being, living
    • A. 

      Existance

    • B. 

      Excistance

    • C. 

      Existence

    • D. 

      Existanse

  • 44. 
    Spelling. Select the correct answer.word meaning: Right now, instantly
    • A. 

      imediately

    • B. 

      Immediataly

    • C. 

      Immediatly

    • D. 

      Immediately

  • 45. 
    Spelling. Select the correct answer.word meaning: Estimate, judge
    • A. 

      Gage

    • B. 

      Gauge

    • C. 

      Gague

    • D. 

      Gaige

  • 46. 
    Spelling. Select the correct answer.word meaning: Progress, continue, advance
    • A. 

      Proceed

    • B. 

      Procede

    • C. 

      Predede

    • D. 

      Preceed

  • 47. 
    Spelling. Select the correct answer.word meaning: Go before, herald
    • A. 

      Procede

    • B. 

      Precede

    • C. 

      Preceed

    • D. 

      Proceed

  • 48. 
    Spelling. Select the correct answer.word meaning: Steal, lift, bootleg
    • A. 

      Plagiarize

    • B. 

      Plagarize

    • C. 

      Plagiarise

    • D. 

      Plagarise

  • 49. 
    Spelling. Select the correct answer.word meaning: Two-facedness, double standard
    • A. 

      Hypocricy

    • B. 

      Hypocrasy

    • C. 

      Hypocracy

    • D. 

      Hypocrisy

  • 50. 
    Spelling. Select the correct answer.word meaning: Mastermind, whiz kid
    • A. 

      Genius

    • B. 

      Genious

    • C. 

      Geniuss

    • D. 

      Genous