Exam Basic Level 1

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Exam Basic Level 1 - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Frank and Jimmy are music students. They live in the same house and they are good friends but they like very different kinds of music. Frank comes from a family of musicians. His father is the conductor of one of England’s top youth orchestras and his stepmother gives lessons in classical guitar. Frank is studying classical music. He can play the violin very well and he’s also learning the viola. He practises every evening and sometimes he plays for three or four hours. He also loves listening to classical and modern tango and plays the violin in a modern tango group called Tangota. Tangota play once a month at a small nightclub. Jimmy is doing a university course in pop music. He likes listening to many kinds of music. He listens to slow music when he’s stressed, he listens to jazz when he’s tired and when he’s in a really good mood he listens to reggae or rock music. He loves going to concerts but he doesn’t have a lot of money so he can’t do that very often. Jimmy’s a big fan of Tangota but he doesn’t like listening to Frank’s violin every evening when Frank is practising, so he listens to loud music on his headphones. Jimmy also plays in a band. It’s a rock band called Happy Sunday. They usually get together once a week to practise. Jimmy’s friend has a club and the band can practise there in a large room upstairs. At the moment they’re meeting twice a week because they’re making an album.

  • 2. 

    Listen and complete the following activities.

  • 3. 

    Listen to five conversations. Match them with the locations A–E.

  • 4. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: My cousin ________ (sing) in an R&B band

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sings, sings." In this sentence, the subject "My cousin" is singular, so the verb "sing" needs to be in the third person singular form, which is "sings." Additionally, since the sentence is in the present tense, the verb needs to be in the present simple form, which is "sings." Therefore, the correct form of the verb in brackets is "sings, sings."

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  • 5. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: Where ________ your brother ________ (work) at the moment?

    Explanation
    The question is asking about the current location or job of the brother. The correct answer is "is working" because it indicates that the brother is currently employed and actively performing his job.

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  • 6. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: She ________ (not teach) Spanish. She teaches French.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "does not, doesn't" because it is used to form the negative form of the verb "teach" in the present tense. In this sentence, it is being stated that she does not teach Spanish, but instead teaches French. "Does not" is the full form and "doesn't" is the contraction of the same phrase, both of which are correct in this context.

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  • 7. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: "Are they American?" "Yes, they ________ ." (be)

    Explanation
    The question asks if "they" are American. The response confirms that they are indeed American by using the correct form of the verb "to be" in the present tense, which is "are".

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  • 8. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: ________ you ________ (like) pop music?

    Explanation
    This question is asking about someone's preference for pop music. The correct answer is "Do, like" because it follows the subject-verb agreement. "Do" is the correct form of the verb to match with the subject "you" in the question. "Like" is the correct form of the verb to match with the subject "you" in the answer. Therefore, the correct answer is "Do you like pop music?"

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  • 9. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: I ________ (not like) swimming in the sea.

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "do not like, don't like". This is because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "I" is indicating a negative preference for swimming in the sea. The verb form "do not like" is the correct negative form of the verb "like" for the subject "I". Additionally, the contraction "don't" is also a valid option for the negative form of "do not" in informal language.

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  • 10. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: He ________ (not be) English. He's Scottish.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is not, isn't" because the sentence is in the present tense and refers to a permanent characteristic of the person. The verb "is not" is used to negate the statement that he is English, and "isn't" is the contraction of "is not" used in informal speech.

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  • 11. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: How often ________ you ________ (visit) your grandparents?

    Explanation
    The question is asking about the frequency of visiting grandparents. The correct answer is "do" and "visit" because the question is in the present simple tense. "Do" is used as an auxiliary verb to form questions and "visit" is the base form of the verb that agrees with the subject "you".

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  • 12. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: He hardly ever ________ (go) to the dentist.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "goes". In the sentence, "He hardly ever goes to the dentist," the phrase "hardly ever" indicates that the action of going to the dentist is very rare or infrequent. Therefore, the correct form of the verb "go" in the present tense is "goes" to agree with the subject "he".

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  • 13. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: What ________ (be) your brother's name?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is, 's". In this question, we are asking about the name of the person's brother. The verb "be" is used in the present tense to match the subject "What" and the correct form is "is". The contraction "'s" is used to indicate possession, so we use it to ask about the brother's name.

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  • 14. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: Please ________ (slow) down.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "slow." This is the imperative form of the verb "to slow," which means to reduce speed or to go at a slower pace. In this sentence, the speaker is giving a command or instruction to someone to slow down.

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  • 15. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: The letters ________ (not be) on the table.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are not, aren't" because the sentence is in the negative form and refers to multiple letters. In English, when using the verb "to be" in the negative form, we use "are not" for plural subjects and "aren't" for contracted forms. Therefore, in this case, we use "are not" for the plural subject "letters" and "aren't" as the contracted form.

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  • 16. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: A: What ________ Sophie ________ (do) ? B: She is a doctor.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "does, do" because the question is asking about what Sophie does, which refers to her occupation or profession. In English, when asking about someone's occupation or profession, we use the auxiliary verb "do" in the question and then use the third person singular form of the main verb in the answer, which is "does" in this case.

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  • 17. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: He always ________ (read) the newpaper on Saturdays.

    Explanation
    The correct form of the verb in this sentence is "reads" because it agrees with the subject "He" and matches the present tense of the sentence. The sentence is stating that he has a habit of reading the newspaper on Saturdays.

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  • 18. 

    Complete with the correct form of the verb in brackets: "Why ________ you ________ (wear) sunglasses? It isn´t sunny."

    Explanation
    The question is asking why the person is wearing sunglasses when it is not sunny. The correct answer is "are wearing" because it is the correct form of the verb "to wear" in the present continuous tense, which is used to describe actions happening at the moment of speaking.

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  • 19. 

    Choose the best option: Is she ____________ in Madrid at the moment?

    • A.

      Live

    • B.

      Living

    Correct Answer
    B. Living
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "living" because the question is asking about her current situation in Madrid. "Living" is the present participle form of the verb "live," which indicates an ongoing action or state. Therefore, it implies that she is currently residing or staying in Madrid.

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  • 20. 

    Choose the best option: I like ______________ blue shoes in that shop window.

    • A.

      These

    • B.

      Those

    Correct Answer
    B. Those
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "those" because the speaker is referring to specific blue shoes in a shop window that are visible to both the speaker and the listener. "Those" is used to indicate objects that are farther away from the speaker and closer to the listener.

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  • 21. 

    Choose the best option: Her cousin is ____________ teacher.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a". In this sentence, the word "teacher" begins with a consonant sound, so the indefinite article "a" is used before it. The indefinite article "an" is used before words that begin with a vowel sound.

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  • 22. 

    Choose the best option: Peter is _______________ friend.

    • A.

      Davids'

    • B.

      David's

    Correct Answer
    B. David's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "David's". This is because the sentence is referring to the friend of David, so the possessive form of David is used. The apostrophe s ('s) indicates possession, showing that the friend belongs to David.

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  • 23. 

    Choose the best option:  ______________ drive a car?

    • A.

      Does he can

    • B.

      Can he

    Correct Answer
    B. Can he
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Can he." This is the correct option because it follows the correct structure of an interrogative sentence in English. The word "can" is used to ask about someone's ability or permission to do something, in this case, drive a car. The word "he" is used to refer to a male person. Therefore, "Can he" is the correct way to ask the question.

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  • 24. 

    Choose the best option: I'm a good student. ___________________ late for class.

    • A.

      I'm never

    • B.

      I never am

    Correct Answer
    A. I'm never
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I'm never." This option correctly completes the sentence by stating that the speaker is never late for class. The use of "never" emphasizes the speaker's punctuality and reinforces their claim of being a good student.

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  • 25. 

    Choose the best option: Jack has a _________________.

    • A.

      Girlfriend pretty

    • B.

      Pretty girlfriend

    Correct Answer
    B. Pretty girlfriend
    Explanation
    Jack has a "pretty girlfriend" means that Jack is in a romantic relationship with a girl who is attractive or pleasing to look at. This phrase implies that Jack's girlfriend is physically attractive.

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  • 26. 

    Choose the best option: Do ________________ in a hospital?

    • A.

      You work

    • B.

      Work you

    Correct Answer
    A. You work
  • 27. 

    Choose the best option: __________________ the window. It's cold.

    • A.

      No open

    • B.

      Don't open

    Correct Answer
    B. Don't open
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Don't open." This is because the phrase "It's cold" suggests that the speaker wants to keep the window closed in order to maintain the warmth inside. The phrase "Don't open" is a negative imperative form, which is used to give a direct command or instruction to someone. In this context, it is telling the listener not to open the window.

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  • 28. 

    Choose the best option: It often _______________ in January.

    • A.

      Snows

    • B.

      Is snowing

    Correct Answer
    A. Snows
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "often" indicates that the action of snowfall is a recurring event. The present simple tense "snows" is used to describe general truths or habits. Since the sentence is talking about a general occurrence in January, the correct answer is "snows."

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  • 29. 

    Complete with one word: I can speak Japanese, but I ________ write it very well.

    Correct Answer
    can't, cannot
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "can't, cannot" because it indicates the inability to write Japanese well despite being able to speak it. The use of "can't" and "cannot" in this context both convey the same meaning of lacking the skill to write Japanese effectively.

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  • 30. 

    Complete with one word: This ________ Peter. He's from London.

    Correct Answer
    is
    Explanation
    The word "is" is the correct answer because it is the appropriate form of the verb "to be" to complete the sentence. In this sentence, the word "is" is used to indicate that Peter exists or that he is from London.

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  • 31. 

    Complete with one word: ________ you help me, please? I don't understand this question.

    Correct Answer
    can, Can
    Explanation
    The word "can" is used to ask for assistance or permission, while the word "Can" is used to start a question. In this context, the speaker is asking for help, so they should use the word "can" to ask for assistance. Additionally, the word "Can" should be capitalized because it is the first word of the sentence.

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  • 32. 

    Complete with one word: I don't like ________ to bed late on weekdays.

    Correct Answer
    Going, going
    Explanation
    The sentence is expressing a dislike for a certain activity that happens late on weekdays. The phrase "going, going" is used to suggest that the activity is ongoing or recurring. Therefore, the word that completes the sentence is "going".

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  • 33. 

    Complete with one word: I go to a drawing class ________ Wednesdays.

    Correct Answer
    On, on
    Explanation
    The word "on" is repeated twice in the sentence, indicating that the drawing class takes place on Wednesdays. The repetition emphasizes the specific day of the week when the person attends the class.

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  • 34. 

    Complete with one word: My grandparents always come to our house ________ Christmas.

    Correct Answer
    At, at, on
    Explanation
    The word "at" is used to indicate a specific location or place, so it is appropriate to use it when referring to someone coming to a house. The word "on" is used to indicate a specific day or date, so it is appropriate to use it when referring to someone coming to a house on a specific holiday like Christmas. Therefore, the correct answer is "at, at, on."

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  • 35. 

    Complete with one word: A: Hi, Sam. What are you doing? B: I'm ________ for my sister. She's half an hour late.

    Correct Answer
    waiting, Waiting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "waiting, Waiting" because person B is currently waiting for their sister who is running late. The repetition of the word "waiting" emphasizes the duration of the wait and implies a sense of frustration or impatience.

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  • 36. 

    Complete with one word: The students ________ in the classroom. They're having an English lesson.

    Correct Answer
    Are, are
    Explanation
    The word "are" is used twice in the sentence to indicate that the students are currently in the classroom and they are currently having an English lesson. The repetition of the word emphasizes the ongoing nature of both actions.

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  • 37. 

    Complete with one word: Our English lesson starts ________ nine o'clock.

    Correct Answer
    At, at
    Explanation
    The word "at" is used to indicate a specific time, and in this case, it is used to specify the starting time of the English lesson. The word "at" is followed by the specific time, which is "nine o'clock" in this sentence. The repetition of the word "at" emphasizes the importance of the specific starting time.

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  • 38. 

    Complete with one word: What sports do you do ________ winter?

    Correct Answer
    In, in
  • 39. 

    Complete with one word: John likes Anna, but she doesn't like ________ .

    Correct Answer
    Him, him
    Explanation
    John likes Anna, but she doesn't like him.

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  • 40. 

    Complete with one word: A: Where's Emily? B: She's ________ a shower.

    Correct Answer
    taking, Taking, having
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "taking." In this context, "taking a shower" is the correct phrase to use when someone is in the process of showering. The other options, "Taking" and "having," are incorrect because they do not fit grammatically or semantically in the given sentence.

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  • 41. 

    Complete with one word: He's my nephew. ________ name is Robert.

    Correct Answer
    His, his
    Explanation
    The word "His" is used twice in the sentence to refer to the nephew's name. The first "His" indicates possession, implying that the nephew is related to the speaker. The second "his" is a pronoun used to replace the nephew's name, which is revealed to be Robert.

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  • 42. 

    Complete with one word: That's Harry's wife, Stephanie. Do you know ________ ?

    Correct Answer
    Her, her
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the missing word that completes the sentence. The correct answer is "her, her" because it is referring to Harry's wife, Stephanie. The word "her" is used twice to emphasize that the speaker is asking if the person knows Stephanie.

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  • 43. 

    Complete with one word: A: ________ iPod is this? B: I think it's Amy's.

    Correct Answer
    Whose, whose
    Explanation
    The conversation is about identifying the owner of the iPod. Person A asks "Whose iPod is this?" and person B responds with "I think it's Amy's." Therefore, the correct answer is "Whose, whose" as it accurately reflects the question and response in the conversation.

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  • 44. 

    Which of these options is the odd word out?

    • A.

      Coffee

    • B.

      Lunch

    • C.

      Dinner

    • D.

      Breakfast

    Correct Answer
    A. Coffee
    Explanation
    The word "coffee" is the odd word out because it is the only option that is not a meal. "Lunch," "dinner," and "breakfast" are all meals that are typically eaten during specific times of the day, whereas "coffee" is a beverage that can be consumed at any time and is not considered a meal.

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  • 45. 

    Which of these words is the odd word out?

    • A.

      Poor

    • B.

      Blond

    • C.

      Short

    • D.

      Dark

    Correct Answer
    A. Poor
    Explanation
    The word "poor" is the odd word out because it is the only word that describes a person's financial status, while the other words describe physical characteristics such as hair color (blond), height (short), and color (dark).

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  • 46. 

    Which of these words is the odd word out?

    • A.

      Christmas

    • B.

      Easter

    • C.

      January

    • D.

      New Year

    Correct Answer
    C. January
    Explanation
    The odd word out is "January" because it is the only word that does not represent a holiday or celebration. "Christmas," "Easter," and "New Year" are all specific holidays, while "January" is a month in the calendar.

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  • 47. 

    Which of these words is the odd word out?

    • A.

      Daughter

    • B.

      Uncle

    • C.

      Mother

    • D.

      Sister

    Correct Answer
    B. Uncle
    Explanation
    The word "uncle" is the odd word out because it is the only word that does not describe a female family member. The other three words, "daughter," "mother," and "sister," all refer to female relatives. "Uncle" is the only word that refers to a male relative, making it the odd one in this group.

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  • 48. 

    Which of these words is the odd word out?

    • A.

      Soldier

    • B.

      Lawyer

    • C.

      Journalist

    • D.

      Father

    Correct Answer
    D. Father
    Explanation
    The words soldier, lawyer, and journalist are all professions, whereas father is not. It does not fit the category of a profession and is therefore the odd word out.

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  • 49. 

    Which of these words is the odd word out?

    • A.

      Dictionary

    • B.

      Magazine

    • C.

      TV

    • D.

      Newspaper

    Correct Answer
    C. TV
    Explanation
    The word "TV" is the odd word out because it is the only word that does not refer to a written or printed medium. The other three options, dictionary, magazine, and newspaper, all involve the use of words and text in some form, while TV is a visual medium that primarily relies on audio and video content.

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  • 50. 

    Which of these words is the odd word out?

    • A.

      Bad

    • B.

      Beautiful

    • C.

      Dangerous

    • D.

      Dirty

    Correct Answer
    B. Beautiful
    Explanation
    The word "beautiful" is the odd word out because it is the only positive adjective in the list. The other words, "bad," "dangerous," and "dirty," all have negative connotations.

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