Neu English Placement Test

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  • 1. 

    Where _____ from? I´m from Russia.

    • A.

      You are

    • B.

      You

    • C.

      Are you

    Correct Answer
    C. Are you
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are you". This is because the question is asking for the origin or location of the person being addressed. In English, the verb "to be" is used to ask about someone's origin or nationality. Therefore, the correct question structure is "Where are you from?"

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  • 2. 

    We have ____ house in Moscow.

    • A.

      Any

    • B.

      A

    • C.

      An

    Correct Answer
    B. A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a." This is because "a" is used before words that begin with a consonant sound. In this case, "house" starts with the consonant sound "h," so we use "a" before it.

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  • 3. 

    I have two ______ , a boy and a girl.

    • A.

      Sons

    • B.

      Daughters

    • C.

      Children

    Correct Answer
    C. Children
    Explanation
    The word "children" is the correct answer because it is a gender-neutral term that refers to both boys and girls. The sentence states that the person has two, indicating that they have more than one child. The word "sons" specifically refers to male children, while "daughters" specifically refers to female children. Therefore, "children" is the most appropriate and inclusive term to use in this context.

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  • 4. 

    I work in a _____. I'm a doctor.

    • A.

      Hospital

    • B.

      Hotel

    • C.

      Supermarket

    Correct Answer
    A. Hospital
    Explanation
    The correct answer is hospital because doctors typically work in hospitals, where they provide medical care to patients.

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  • 5. 

    This is my brother. _____ name's Paul.

    • A.

      Her

    • B.

      His

    • C.

      He´s

    Correct Answer
    B. His
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "His" because the sentence is referring to the brother, who is a male. "His" is the possessive pronoun used to show that something belongs to a male.

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  • 6. 

    _____ five people in my family.

    • A.

      They are

    • B.

      There is

    • C.

      There are

    Correct Answer
    C. There are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "There are" because it is the correct phrase to use when talking about more than one person. In this case, the sentence is referring to multiple people in the family, so "There are" is the appropriate choice.

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  • 7. 

    I get up _____7 o'clock in the morning.

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      In

    Correct Answer
    B. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at". This is because "at" is used to indicate a specific time, and in this case, the speaker is referring to the specific time of 7 o'clock in the morning when they get up.

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  • 8. 

    I like apples, but I _____ bananas.

    • A.

      Don't like

    • B.

      Like

    • C.

      Do like

    Correct Answer
    A. Don't like
    Explanation
    The sentence states that the person likes apples, but the blank space indicates a contrast or opposition to that statement. Therefore, the correct answer is "don't like" as it shows the person's dislike for bananas.

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  • 9. 

    Excuse me, _____ speak French?

    • A.

      Do you

    • B.

      You do

    • C.

      You

    Correct Answer
    A. Do you
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "do you". In this question, the speaker is asking if the person being addressed can speak French. The correct word order for a question in English is to start with the auxiliary verb (do) followed by the subject (you). Therefore, "do you" is the correct phrase to use in this context.

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  • 10. 

    How much are _____ shoes?

    • A.

      This

    • B.

      These

    • C.

      That

    Correct Answer
    B. These
    Explanation
    The word "these" is the correct answer because it is used to refer to objects that are close to the speaker or have already been mentioned. In this context, the speaker is asking about the price of shoes that are nearby or have been previously discussed.

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  • 11. 

    Where are my glasses? They´re _____ the table.

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      In

    Correct Answer
    B. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on" because it indicates that the glasses are physically resting on top of the table.

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  • 12. 

     My sister _____ tennis very well.

    • A.

      Plays

    • B.

      Play

    • C.

      Playing

    Correct Answer
    A. Plays
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "plays" because the subject "my sister" is singular and requires a verb that agrees with it in the third person singular form.

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  • 13. 

    I usually go to work _____ train.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      With

    • C.

      By

    Correct Answer
    C. By
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "by". This is because the phrase "go to work" implies that the person is physically traveling to their workplace, and "by" is commonly used to indicate the mode of transportation used for the journey. Therefore, the most appropriate choice is "by train", indicating that the person travels to work using a train.

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  • 14. 

    I don't see my parents very often _____ they live in South Africa.

    • A.

      So

    • B.

      But

    • C.

      Because

    Correct Answer
    C. Because
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "because" because it indicates a reason or cause for not seeing the parents very often. The conjunction "because" connects the two clauses and shows that the reason for not seeing the parents often is that they live in South Africa.

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  • 15. 

    Rosie stayed _____ home yesterday afternoon.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      To

    Correct Answer
    B. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at" because the preposition "at" is used to indicate a specific location or point in time. In this case, Rosie stayed at home, indicating her location during yesterday afternoon.

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  • 16. 

    Last night I _____ to the cinema.

    • A.

      Went

    • B.

      Did go

    • C.

      Was

    Correct Answer
    A. Went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went" because it is the past tense of the verb "to go." In the sentence, the speaker is indicating that they went to the cinema last night.

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  • 17. 

    The _____ is quite expensive but the food there is excellent.

    • A.

      Film

    • B.

      Restaurant

    • C.

      Book

    Correct Answer
    B. Restaurant
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "restaurant". This is because the sentence states that the place being referred to is expensive, which suggests that it is a location where people go to eat. Additionally, the mention of the food being excellent further supports the idea that it is a restaurant.

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  • 18. 

    Do you want to listen to music or _____ TV?

    • A.

      See

    • B.

      Look

    • C.

      Watch

    Correct Answer
    C. Watch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "watch". In this sentence, the verb "watch" is used to refer to the action of viewing television. The other options, "see" and "look", are not commonly used to describe the act of watching television. Therefore, "watch" is the most appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 19. 

    _____ were you at the weekend? I was in Scotland.

    • A.

      When

    • B.

      Where

    • C.

      What

    Correct Answer
    B. Where
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the location or place where the person was at the weekend. The answer "Where" correctly identifies the question word that is used to inquire about a place or location.

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  • 20. 

    _____ you have a good time at the party?

    • A.

      Did

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Had

    Correct Answer
    A. Did
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Did." This is because the question is asking about the past tense of having a good time at the party. "Did" is the past tense of the verb "do" and is used to form questions and negative statements in the past tense.

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  • 21. 

    Are you _____ English teacher?

    • A.

      Maria

    • B.

      Marias'

    • C.

      Maria's

    Correct Answer
    C. Maria's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Maria's" because it indicates possession or ownership. The question is asking if the person is an English teacher belonging to Maria. The apostrophe s ('s) is used to show possession in English grammar.

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  • 22. 

    Bob will meet _____ at the airport.

    • A.

      Us

    • B.

      We

    • C.

      Our

    Correct Answer
    A. Us
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "us" because in this sentence, "us" is the correct pronoun to use as the object of the verb "meet." The subject of the sentence is "Bob," and he will be meeting "us" at the airport.

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  • 23. 

    I'm going to a concert tonight. _____ you like to come?

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Would

    Correct Answer
    C. Would
    Explanation
    The word "would" is the correct answer because it is used to express a polite invitation or offer. In this context, the speaker is inviting the person to come to the concert with them. The word "do" is not appropriate because it is used for general questions, not invitations. "Are" is also not suitable because it is used for present tense questions about a person's state or condition.

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  • 24. 

    _____ use your dictionary? Sure. Here you are.

    • A.

      Could I

    • B.

      Could you

    • C.

      Do I 

    Correct Answer
    A. Could I
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Could I" because the sentence is asking for permission to use the dictionary. "Could I" is a polite and formal way to make a request.

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  • 25. 

    I like this apartment but the _____ is too expensive for me.

    • A.

      Money

    • B.

      Rent

    • C.

      Cost

    Correct Answer
    B. Rent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rent" because the sentence indicates that the speaker likes the apartment but finds the rent to be too expensive. This suggests that the speaker is referring to the amount of money they need to pay regularly in order to live in the apartment.

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  • 26. 

    Excuse me, how do I _____ to the bus station?

    • A.

      Come

    • B.

      Get

    • C.

      Arrive

    Correct Answer
    B. Get
    Explanation
    The word "get" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to ask for directions or instructions on how to reach a specific destination. In this context, the person is asking for guidance on how to reach the bus station. The word "get" implies the action of obtaining or achieving something, which in this case refers to reaching the bus station.

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  • 27. 

    Do you sell stamps? Yes, we do. How _____ do you want?

    • A.

      Any

    • B.

      Many

    • C.

      Much

    Correct Answer
    B. Many
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "many" because the question is asking about the quantity of stamps the person wants to purchase. "Many" is used to refer to a large number of items, which is appropriate in this context.

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  • 28. 

    Sorry I´m so late. That´s _____.

    • A.

      Ok

    • B.

      Great

    • C.

      Right

    Correct Answer
    A. Ok
    Explanation
    The given correct answer "ok" is a response to apologize for being late. It is a casual and informal way of acknowledging the delay and expressing that it is acceptable or not a problem.

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  • 29. 

    I'd like _____ milk in my coffee, please.

    • A.

      Some

    • B.

      Any

    • C.

      A

    Correct Answer
    A. Some
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "some" because the speaker is requesting a specific quantity of milk in their coffee, but they do not need a large amount or a specific type of milk. "Some" implies an indefinite amount or a small quantity, which is suitable for the context of adding milk to coffee.

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  • 30. 

    _____ a bus stop near my flat.

    • A.

      It's

    • B.

      Here's

    • C.

      There's

    Correct Answer
    C. There's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "There's." This is because the word "there's" is used to indicate the existence or presence of something. In this context, it is indicating the existence of a bus stop near the speaker's flat.

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  • 31. 

     Is this a good time to talk? Sorry, no I ____ dinner.

    • A.

      Cook

    • B.

      Am cooking

    • C.

      Cooking

    Correct Answer
    B. Am cooking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am cooking" because the question is asking about the present moment, and "am cooking" indicates that the person is currently engaged in the activity of cooking dinner.

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  • 32. 

    I think cycling is more dangerous _____ driving.

    • A.

      As

    • B.

      Like

    • C.

      Than

    Correct Answer
    C. Than
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "than". In this sentence, "than" is used to compare the level of danger between cycling and driving. It indicates that cycling is considered to be more dangerous than driving.

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  • 33. 

    We _____ going to the theatre next Saturday.

    • A.

      Will

    • B.

      Do

    • C.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    C. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because it is used to indicate a future plan or arrangement. In this sentence, "going to the theatre next Saturday" suggests a future event, and "are" is the correct form of the verb "to be" to use with a plural subject like "we".

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  • 34. 

    _____ meet for coffee some time soon.

    • A.

      Let's

    • B.

      Do you

    • C.

      Shall they

    Correct Answer
    A. Let's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Let's." This is because "Let's" is a contraction of "let us," and it is used to suggest or propose an action that the speaker and the listener can do together. In this context, the phrase "meet for coffee some time soon" is a suggestion or proposal, so "Let's" is the appropriate response.

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  • 35. 

    Kamal has got a holiday home near _____ sea.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      The

    • C.

      Some

    Correct Answer
    B. The
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the" because it is used to refer to a specific sea, indicating that Kamal's holiday home is located near a particular sea.

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  • 36. 

    If you've got a headache, you _____ go home.

    • A.

      Should

    • B.

      Did

    • C.

      Had

    Correct Answer
    A. Should
    Explanation
    If you have a headache, it is advisable or recommended for you to go home.

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  • 37. 

    _____ ever been to New York?

    • A.

      Have you

    • B.

      Are you

    • C.

      Did you

    Correct Answer
    A. Have you
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Have you." This is because the question is asking about a past experience or action, and the phrase "Have you" is the correct form for asking about someone's past experiences or actions.

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  • 38. 

    I only get about five hours' sleep a night. That´s not _____.

    • A.

      Enough

    • B.

      Lot

    • C.

      Too much

    Correct Answer
    A. Enough
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "enough". The sentence states that the person only gets about five hours of sleep a night, implying that this amount of sleep is not sufficient or satisfactory. Therefore, the word "enough" fits best in the given context.

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  • 39. 

    Did Amina finish the report? No. She _____ it tomorrow.

    • A.

      Finishes

    • B.

      Is going to finish

    • C.

      Finished

    Correct Answer
    B. Is going to finish
    Explanation
    Amina did not finish the report at the time of the question but she has plans to finish it in the future. The phrase "is going to finish" indicates a future action that has already been planned or decided upon.

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  • 40. 

    Paula _____ loves working with children.

    • A.

      Very

    • B.

      Really

    • C.

      Much

    Correct Answer
    B. Really
    Explanation
    The word "really" is the correct answer because it intensifies the verb "loves" and emphasizes Paula's strong affection for working with children. The word "very" could also be used to intensify the verb, but it is not as commonly used in this context. The word "much" is not suitable here as it does not convey the same level of intensity or emphasis as "really" does.

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  • 41. 

    Is Ottawa the capital of Canada? I think _____ .

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Yes

    • C.

      So

    • D.

      Right

    Correct Answer
    C. So
    Explanation
    The word "so" is used in this context to confirm or agree with the statement that Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It indicates that the person believes Ottawa is indeed the capital.

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  • 42. 

    We never _____ a television when I was a child.

    • A.

      Have had

    • B.

      Hadn't

    • C.

      Had

    • D.

      Didn't have

    Correct Answer
    C. Had
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had" because it is used to indicate past possession or experience. In this sentence, it implies that the speaker did not have a television during their childhood.

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  • 43. 

    We paid the restaurant bill _____ credit card.

    • A.

      To

    • B.

      With

    • C.

      On

    • D.

      By

    Correct Answer
    D. By
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "by". In this sentence, "by" is used to indicate the means or method of payment. It shows that the restaurant bill was paid using a credit card.

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  • 44. 

    The last time I _____ Joanna was in Paris.

    • A.

      Have seen

    • B.

      Saw

    • C.

      See

    • D.

      Was seeing

    Correct Answer
    B. Saw
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "saw" because the sentence is referring to a specific past event when the speaker last encountered Joanna. The past simple tense "saw" is used to indicate a completed action in the past, which fits the context of the sentence.

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  • 45. 

    If you _____ money from a friend, you should always pay it back promptly.

    • A.

      Borrow

    • B.

      Earn

    • C.

      Spend

    • D.

      Lend

    Correct Answer
    A. Borrow
    Explanation
    When you borrow money from a friend, it means that you are taking money from them with the intention of returning it in the future. This action implies that you are the one receiving the money, not earning it or spending it. Lending, on the other hand, refers to the act of giving money to someone else. Therefore, the correct answer is "borrow" as it accurately describes the action of taking money from a friend and the expectation of repaying it.

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  • 46. 

    Can I make myself a cup of coffee? Of course. You _____ to ask.

    • A.

      Haven't

    • B.

      Mustn't

    • C.

      Needn't

    • D.

      Don't have 

    Correct Answer
    D. Don't have 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't have". In the given question, the speaker is asking if they can make themselves a cup of coffee. The phrase "don't have" implies that there is no need for permission or approval from anyone else. Therefore, the speaker can make themselves a cup of coffee without needing to ask anyone.

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  • 47. 

    I _____ a lot of sport in my free time.

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Practice

    • C.

      Make

    • D.

      Exercise

    Correct Answer
    A. Do
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "do" because in this context, "do" is the appropriate verb to use when referring to participating in or engaging in a sport. The other options, such as "practice," "make," and "exercise," do not accurately convey the idea of actively participating in a sport.

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  • 48. 

    _____ anywhere interesting recently?

    • A.

      Do you go

    • B.

      Have you been

    • C.

      Are you going

    • D.

      Will you go

    Correct Answer
    B. Have you been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Have you been." This is because the question is asking about a past experience of going somewhere interesting. "Have you been" is the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about past actions or experiences that are still relevant in the present. The other options, such as "Do you go" or "Are you going," are in present tense and do not fit the context of the question. "Will you go" is in future tense and also does not match the past experience being asked about.

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  • 49. 

    It's Walter's birthday on Friday. He _____ be 30, I think.

    • A.

      Should

    • B.

      Can

    • C.

      Will

    • D.

      Shall

    Correct Answer
    C. Will
    Explanation
    The word "will" is used to express future certainty or prediction. In this context, the speaker is confident that Walter will turn 30 on his birthday, which is on Friday. Therefore, "will" is the correct answer as it indicates a future event that is expected to happen.

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  • 50. 

    Learning the piano isn't difficult _____ learning the violin.

    • A.

      Like

    • B.

      So

    • C.

      Than

    • D.

      As

    Correct Answer
    D. As
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "as". This is because "as" is used to compare two things that are similar in degree or extent. In this case, it is comparing the difficulty of learning the piano to the difficulty of learning the violin.

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