The American Center English Club Placement Test

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The American Center English Club Placement Test - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a topic, not covered in your school curriculum, that you would like to learn more about or discuss with your peers? 

  • 2. 

    What is an English language skill that you would like to improve, if you are selected to participate in this seminar? Please be specific. 

  • 3. 

    Put the sentence in the passive tense where possibleWe selected fifty workers at random and gave them a thorough physical examination. We took blood samples from all fifty and analyzed them. We found no traces of lead poisoning. 

  • 4. 

    Put the sentence in the passive tense where possibleYou must send applications to the Central Office before August 1. You must attach all supporting documentation, and you must enclose a cheque in payment of the full fee. You must also enclose a stamped addressed envelope. 

  • 5. 

    Choose the correct answer:I used the plastic bag ___ an umbrella. It stopped me getting really soaked.

    • A.

      Just as

    • B.

      Such as

    • C.

      Like

    • D.

      As

    Correct Answer
    D. As
    Explanation
    The word "as" is the correct answer because it is used to compare two things or actions that are similar. In this sentence, the speaker is comparing using a plastic bag to using an umbrella in order to stay dry. "As" is the most appropriate word to indicate this comparison.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the correct answer:She's always chewing gum. That's ___ gets on my nerves. 

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      Which

    • C.

      For which

    • D.

      Why

    Correct Answer
    A. What
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "what" because it is used to ask for information about something. In this context, the speaker is expressing annoyance about the fact that the person is always chewing gum, and they are asking for an explanation or reason for this behavior.

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  • 7. 

    Choose the correct answer:When I arrived at the party I realized I ___ Everyone was in jeans. 

    • A.

      Didn’t need dress up

    • B.

      Needn’t have dressed up

    • C.

      Needn’t dress up

    Correct Answer
    B. Needn’t have dressed up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "needn’t have dressed up". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the speaker is reflecting on a past event. The phrase "needn’t have" is used to express that something was not necessary in the past. In this context, it means that the speaker dressed up for the party, but later realized that it was not necessary because everyone else was wearing jeans.

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  • 8. 

    Choose the correct answer:I have to have this report finished ___. 

    • A.

      By Friday

    • B.

      Until Friday

    • C.

      Friday before

    • D.

      Up to this Friday

    Correct Answer
    A. By Friday
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "by Friday" because it indicates that the report needs to be finished before the end of Friday. It implies that the report should be completed on or before Friday, suggesting a deadline for the task.

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  • 9. 

    Choose the correct answer:The exam was so difficult it ___. 

    • A.

      Put off me studying

    • B.

      Put me out studying

    • C.

      Put me off to study

    • D.

      Put me off studying

    Correct Answer
    D. Put me off studying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "put me off studying". This phrase means that the difficulty of the exam discouraged or demotivated the person from studying.

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  • 10. 

    Choose the correct answer:I put on a lot of sun-cream. _____________ I got burnt. 

    • A.

      Even so,

    • B.

      But

    • C.

      Even though

    • D.

      In spite of

    Correct Answer
    A. Even so,
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Even so" because it indicates a contrast between the action of putting on a lot of sun-cream and still getting burnt. It suggests that despite taking precautions, the speaker still experienced the undesired outcome.

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  • 11. 

    Choose the correct answer: 

    • A.

      It’s the first time for me to visit Nassawadox.

    • B.

      It’s the first time for me ever visit Fishkill.

    • C.

      It’s the first time I have ever visited Eureka.

    • D.

      It’s the first time I ever visiting Poughkeepsie.

    Correct Answer
    C. It’s the first time I have ever visited Eureka.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It’s the first time I have ever visited Eureka." This answer is correct because it uses the correct verb tense and structure. The phrase "It’s the first time I have ever visited" is grammatically correct and indicates that the speaker has never been to Eureka before. The other options use incorrect verb tenses or structures, such as "ever visit" or "ever visiting," which do not match the sentence correctly.

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  • 12. 

    Choose the correct answer:I have no intention ___ . The meal was awful. 

    • A.

      To pay

    • B.

      Of paying

    • C.

      I will pay

    • D.

      For paying

    • E.

      Of the payment

    Correct Answer
    B. Of paying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "of paying" because the phrase "have no intention" indicates a lack of desire or willingness to do something. In this case, the speaker is expressing that they have no intention of paying for the meal because it was awful.

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  • 13. 

    Choose the correct answer: 

    • A.

      She suggested me to buy an English-English dictionary.

    • B.

      She suggested me buying an English-English dictionary.

    • C.

      She suggested I should buy an English-English dictionary.

    • D.

      She suggested for me to buy an English-English dictionary.

    • E.

      She suggested I should buy the English-English dictionary.

    • F.

      None of these is correct.

    Correct Answer
    C. She suggested I should buy an English-English dictionary.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She suggested I should buy an English-English dictionary." This is the correct answer because it follows the correct structure for reporting someone's suggestion. When reporting a suggestion, we use the structure "suggest + (that) + subject + (should) + base form of the verb." In this case, the subject is "I" and the base form of the verb is "buy."

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  • 14. 

    Choose the correct answer:After he went to America to study, he put on a lot of weight. He has lost a lot of pounds since ___. 

    • A.

      He has cut off sugar in his diet

    • B.

      He has cut down sugar in his diet

    • C.

      He has cut the level of sugar in his diet

    • D.

      He has cut sugar out of his diet

    • E.

      He has cut the sugar out of diet of him

    Correct Answer
    C. He has cut the level of sugar in his diet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "he has cut the level of sugar in his diet". This answer accurately reflects the action of reducing the amount or level of sugar in his diet, which has resulted in him losing weight.

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  • 15. 

    Choose the correct tenses in the sentence. Please give your answer in the pattern "first word/second word/third word". For example: design/buildFor over forty years we (design) ___ test equipment for car manufacturers and (build) ___ up customer relationships built on strength, stability, integrity, and service. 

    Correct Answer
    have been designing/have built
    Explanation
    For over forty years, the company has been involved in the continuous process of designing test equipment for car manufacturers. This implies that the action of designing has been ongoing and still continues in the present. Additionally, the company has also built strong customer relationships during this period, indicating that the action of building these relationships has been completed in the past. Therefore, the correct tenses for the sentence are "have been designing" and "have built".

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  • 16. 

    Choose the correct tenses in the sentence. Please give your answer in the pattern "first word/second word/third word". For example: tiptoe/sit/finishI (tiptoe) ___ into the room and (sit) ___ down but the meeting (finish) ___ 

    Correct Answer
    tiptoed/sat/had finished
    Explanation
    The correct tenses in the sentence are "tiptoed/sat/had finished". This is because the sentence is describing actions that occurred in the past. "Tiptoed" is the past tense of "tiptoe", "sat" is the past tense of "sit", and "had finished" is the past perfect tense of "finish". The use of past tense and past perfect tense indicates that all the actions happened before the speaker entered the room.

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  • 17. 

    Choose the correct tenses in the sentence. Please give your answer in the pattern "first word/second word/third word". For example: have/standAmong the people who (have) ___ the greatest influence on our quality of life, the 19th century French scientist Pasteur (stand) ___ out. 

    Correct Answer
    have had/stands
    Explanation
    Among the people who have had the greatest influence on our quality of life, the 19th century French scientist Pasteur stands out.

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  • 18. 

    Choose the correct tenses in the sentence. Please give your answer in the pattern "first word/second word/third word". For example: take/show/be/survive/existBacteria (take) ___ from cliffs in Devon (show) ___ themselves to be hardy space travelers. The microbes (be) ___ put on the exterior of the space station to see how they (survive) ___ in the hostile conditions that (exist) ___ above the Earth’s atmosphere 

    Correct Answer
    taken/have shown/were/would survive/exist
    Explanation
    The sentence is discussing a past event (the bacteria being taken from cliffs in Devon) and its consequences in the present (the bacteria have shown themselves to be hardy space travelers). Therefore, the correct tenses are: taken (past participle) to indicate the action that has already happened, have shown (present perfect) to indicate the ongoing result of the past action, were (past simple) to indicate the past state of the bacteria, would survive (modal verb + base form) to indicate a hypothetical future condition, and exist (present simple) to indicate a general truth or fact.

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  • 19. 

    Choose the correct tenses in the sentence. Please give your answer in the pattern "first word/second word/third word". For example: warn/allow/loseLeading universities (warn) ___ yesterday that unless they (allow) ___ to set their own fees for undergraduate courses, they (lose) ___ their world-class reputations. 

    Correct Answer
    warned/are allowed/will lose
    Explanation
    Leading universities were warned yesterday that unless they are allowed to set their own fees for undergraduate courses, they will lose their world-class reputations.

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  • 20. 

    Fill in the blanks with the words given in word list below in the correct tense. Please give your answer in the pattern first word/second word/third word/...Word list: admit, appreciate, force, continue, deny, refuse, avoid, crossDuring his trial, the driver ___ to ___ talking on this mobile phone at the time of the accident, and ___ to ___ driving dangerously, claiming that he ___ to accelerate in order to ___ hitting an old lady who ___ the road at the time. 

    Correct Answer
    continued/deny/refused/admit/was forced/avoid/was crossing
    Explanation
    During his trial, the driver continued to deny talking on his mobile phone at the time of the accident and refused to admit to driving dangerously, claiming that he was forced to accelerate in order to avoid hitting an old lady who was crossing the road at the time.

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  • 21. 

    Complete the text with adverb particles. Please give your answer in the pattern first word/second word/third word/...When we moved ___, we began by cleaning ___ the whole place. It took days! The people who had lived there before had not been what you would call houseproud. There was rubbish everywhere that had to be collected ___ and thrown ___, and a whole lot of old furniture that I broke ___ and used to make a bonfire. 

    Correct Answer
    in/up/up/out/up
    Explanation
    When we moved in, we began by cleaning up the whole place. It took days! The people who had lived there before had not been what you would call houseproud. There was rubbish everywhere that had to be collected up and thrown out, and a whole lot of old furniture that I broke up and used to make a bonfire.

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  • 22. 

    Fill in the blanks with the words given in word list below in the correct tense. Please give your answer in the pattern first word/second word/third word/...Word list: fight/expand/work/haveOver the past 150 years, many people ___ hard and ___ valiantly, and sometimes even died  to ___ the right to vote to all Americans. Today, no matter your gender, race or income level, American citizens 18 or older ___ the right vote. Yet, voter turnout rates in the United States, especially during midterm elections like those on Nov. 4, are among the lowest in the world. 

    Correct Answer
    worked/fought/expand/have
    Explanation
    Over the past 150 years, many people worked hard and fought valiantly, and sometimes even died to expand the right to vote to all Americans. Today, no matter your gender, race or income level, American citizens 18 or older have the right vote. Yet, voter turnout rates in the United States, especially during midterm elections like those on Nov. 4, are among the lowest in the world.

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  • 23. 

    Put suitable prepositions into the text. Please give your answer in the pattern first word/second word/third word/...We met ___ a mutual friend one night ___ a party ___ a football match. Bill was ___ the dance floor and I was so amazed ___ his dance moves that I couldn’t take my eyes ___ him. The next week ___ a group dinner ___ a restaurant ___ New York, we got talking again, and one thing led ___ another.  We have been engaged ___ a year and plan to get married ___ July 29. 

    Correct Answer
    through/at/after/on/at/off/at/at/in/to/for/on
    Explanation
    We met through a mutual friend one night at a party after a football match. Bill was on the dance floor and I was so amazed at his dance moves that I couldn't take my eyes off him. The next week, at a group dinner at a restaurant in New York, we got talking again, and one thing led to another. We have been engaged for a year and plan to get married on July 29.

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