Placement Test Intermediate Levels

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  • 1. 

    The Zika virus is linked to a large rise in birth defects in Brazil and surrounding countries. In particular, scientists say it causes a disease called microcephaly. This is where a baby is born with a smaller head than normal, and with brain damage. Health officials in Brazil reported that around 4,000 babies were born with microcephaly last year. This compares to fewer than 150 cases in 2014. The Colombian government has just reported that more than 2,100 pregnant women in Colombia are infected with the virus. There is no vaccine for Zika and it will be difficult to find one. A doctor said a vaccine would have to be tested on pregnant women, and that would be "a practical and ethical nightmare".Based on the reading, write three recommendation to take care of people's health.

  • 2. 

    This is the past tense of the verb ARE

    Explanation
    The given correct answer "were" is the past tense form of the verb "are". In English, the verb "are" is used in the present tense to indicate the plural form of the pronoun "you" or as the second person singular form. However, when referring to past actions or events, the verb "are" changes to "were". Therefore, "were" is the correct past tense form of "are".

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  • 3. 

    This is the past tense of AM and IS

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "WAS" because it is the past tense of both "am" and "is." In English, "am" and "is" are present tense forms of the verb "to be," while "was" is used to indicate past tense. Therefore, "WAS" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the past tense of "am" and "is."

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  • 4. 

    Choose the correct sentence.

    • A.

      Some people were hired to work at school

    • B.

      Some people was hired to work at school

    • C.

      Any people was hired to work at school

    • D.

      Some people were hire to work at school

    Correct Answer
    A. Some people were hired to work at school
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "Some people were hired to work at school." This is the correct sentence because the subject "some people" is plural, so the verb "were" is used instead of "was." Additionally, the verb "hired" is in the past tense to indicate that the action of hiring took place in the past.

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  • 5. 

    Choose TRUE if the statement is correct and FALSE if it is incorrect:I had work before I got a good promotion.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is "I had work before I got a good promotion." The answer is False because the statement implies that the person had work before they received a promotion, which means they already had a job before getting the promotion.

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  • 6. 

    Choose TRUE if the statement is correct and FALSE if it is incorrect: I am teacher

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "I am teacher" is grammatically incorrect as it should be "I am a teacher". Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 7. 

    Choose TRUE if the statement is correct and FALSE if it is incorrect: I'll be back in a hour

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "I'll be back in a hour" is incorrect because it should be "I'll be back in an hour" to use the correct article "an" before the word "hour". Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 8. 

    Choose TRUE if the statement is correct and FALSE if it is incorrect: The sandwich I made for you has a tomatoe and an egg.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it states that the sandwich has a tomato and an egg. This means that both ingredients are present in the sandwich.

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  • 9. 

    Choose TRUE if the statement is correct and FALSE if it is incorrect:The greater love of all is a mother's love

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The greater love of all is a mother's love" is incorrect. While a mother's love is often considered to be strong and unconditional, it is not necessarily the greatest love of all. Love can be found in various forms and relationships, such as between partners, friends, or even within oneself. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 10. 

    Check those time expression that use FOR  I have met George

    • A.

      Three years

    • B.

      I met her

    • C.

      An hour

    • D.

      A year ago

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Three years
    C. An hour
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "three years" and "an hour" because these time expressions indicate a specific duration or period of time. "Three years" implies that the speaker has known George for a period of three years, while "an hour" suggests that the speaker met someone one hour ago. These expressions use the preposition "for" to indicate the length of time that has passed.

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  • 11. 

    Check the expression that use SINCE:I have met George:

    • A.

      I met her

    • B.

      Two days

    • C.

      Yesterday

    • D.

      All my life

    Correct Answer
    C. Yesterday
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "yesterday" because "yesterday" indicates a specific point in time in the past when the speaker met George. The other options ("I met her," "two days," and "all my life") do not convey the same meaning of meeting George at a particular time in the past.

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  • 12. 

    Choose the correct  answer. Last year

    • A.

      I have gone to Aruba

    • B.

      I am going to Aruba

    • C.

      I am going to go to Aruba

    • D.

      I went to Aruba

    Correct Answer
    D. I went to Aruba
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I went to Aruba." This is because the phrase "last year" indicates that the action of going to Aruba happened in the past. The verb "went" is the correct past tense form of "go" in this context. The other options are either in the present tense or use incorrect verb forms.

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  • 13. 

    Choose the correct answer:I have worked here 

    • A.

      Last year

    • B.

      Since I came to your country

    • C.

      Now

    • D.

      Next year

    Correct Answer
    B. Since I came to your country
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "since I came to your country" because it indicates that the person has been working at the current place since they arrived in the country. This suggests that they have been employed there for a period of time, possibly since their arrival.

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  • 14. 

    Choose the correct tense: I had seen him before, so when he came in, I knew who he was.

    • A.

      Present Perfect

    • B.

      Past Perfect

    • C.

      Past continuous

    • D.

      Future Perfect

    Correct Answer
    B. Past Perfect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Past Perfect. The sentence "I had seen him before" indicates that the action of seeing him occurred before another past event (him coming in). The Past Perfect tense is used to express an action that happened before another action in the past.

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  • 15. 

    Check the expression that represents a command or order.

    • A.

      Sit down and open your book.

    • B.

      I sit down

    • C.

      Can you sit down?

    • D.

      You sit down, please.

    Correct Answer
    A. Sit down and open your book.
    Explanation
    The expression "Sit down and open your book" represents a command or order because it uses imperative verbs ("sit down" and "open") to instruct someone to perform specific actions. The use of the word "and" indicates that both actions should be done together, further emphasizing the commanding nature of the expression.

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  • 16. 

    Check the sentence that represents a request, not a command

    • A.

      You open the window

    • B.

      Open the window

    • C.

      Can you open the window?

    • D.

      I open the window.

    Correct Answer
    C. Can you open the window?
    Explanation
    The sentence "Can you open the window?" represents a request because it is asking someone to perform an action. It is not a command because it is not directly telling someone to open the window. Instead, it is politely asking if the person is able to do so.

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  • 17. 

    You use how much for countable nouns (Apples, tables, etc) and how many for uncountable nouns (water, air, money)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement given in the answer is incorrect. The correct explanation is that we use "how many" for countable nouns (apples, tables, etc.) to inquire about the quantity, while we use "how much" for uncountable nouns (water, air, money) to inquire about the amount.

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  • 18. 

    Select the CORRECT sentence 

    • A.

      I have much problems

    • B.

      I don't have some problems

    • C.

      I think I need a onions

    • D.

      I need to buy many apples.

    Correct Answer
    D. I need to buy many apples.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "I need to buy many apples." This sentence is grammatically correct and conveys a clear meaning. The other options have errors in grammar or word choice. "I have much problems" should be "I have many problems" to use the correct form of the adjective. "I don't have some problems" is awkward and could be better expressed as "I don't have any problems." "I think I need a onions" should be "I think I need an onion" to use the correct article and singular form of the noun.

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  • 19. 

    Adverbs are special words that you use to describe a person, an animal,a place or a thing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Adverbs are not used to describe a person, an animal, a place, or a thing. They are used to modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs, providing more information about how, when, where, or to what extent something is done. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 20. 

    Check the correct superlative and comparatives

    • A.

      Slowly

    • B.

      Slower

    • C.

      Most slow

    • D.

      The best

    • E.

      Worse

    • F.

      Crazy

    • G.

      Clear

    • H.

      Bigger

    • I.

      Long

    • J.

      The quietest

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Slower
    D. The best
    E. Worse
    H. Bigger
    J. The quietest
    Explanation
    The given answer consists of the correct superlatives and comparatives for the given words. "Slower" is the comparative form of "slow," "The best" is the superlative form of "good," "Worse" is the comparative form of "bad," "Bigger" is the comparative form of "big," and "The quietest" is the superlative form of "quiet." The other words in the given answer do not have superlative or comparative forms.

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  • 21. 

    Check the use of the past perfect

    • A.

      To describe something routinary

    • B.

      To describe something that happened before other action in the past

    • C.

      To describe what you did in the past

    • D.

      To describe something that interrupted another action in the past

    Correct Answer
    B. To describe something that happened before other action in the past
    Explanation
    The past perfect is used to describe an action that occurred before another action in the past. It is used to show the sequence of events and to indicate that one action happened prior to another. This tense is commonly used when telling stories or recounting past events. It helps to establish the chronological order of events and provide clarity in the timeline.

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  • 22. 

    Check the sentence that describes a routine in the past

    • A.

      I run with my friends at school

    • B.

      I was running with my friends at school

    • C.

      I ran with my friends at school

    • D.

      I used to run with my friends at school

    Correct Answer
    D. I used to run with my friends at school
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I used to run with my friends at school." This sentence describes a routine in the past because it uses the phrase "used to," which indicates that the action of running with friends at school was a regular occurrence in the past but no longer happens. The other options either describe a singular past event (I ran) or a continuous action in the past (I was running), but only the correct answer indicates a routine.

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  • 23. 

    Choose the sentences that use obligation modal verbs

    • A.

      You can play, You could play

    • B.

      You have to play, You should play, You must play

    • C.

      You might play, you could play

    • D.

      You may play,you ought to play

    Correct Answer
    B. You have to play, You should play, You must play
    Explanation
    The sentences "You have to play," "You should play," and "You must play" use obligation modal verbs. These modal verbs indicate that there is a requirement or necessity for the person to play.

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  • 24. 

    Choose 5 verbs that can not be used in continuous tenses

    • A.

      Believe

    • B.

      Understand

    • C.

      Play

    • D.

      Talk

    • E.

      Study

    • F.

      Know

    • G.

      Love

    • H.

      Cut

    • I.

      Run

    • J.

      Like

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Believe
    B. Understand
    F. Know
    G. Love
    J. Like
    Explanation
    The verbs "believe," "understand," "know," "love," and "like" are all mental or emotional states or attitudes. These types of verbs are not typically used in continuous tenses because they are not actions or processes that can be ongoing or in progress. Instead, they describe fixed states or attitudes that are not temporary or changing over time. For example, you can say "I believe in ghosts," but you wouldn't say "I am believing in ghosts." Similarly, you can say "I love chocolate," but not "I am loving chocolate."

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