The American Center English Club Placement Test

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The American Center English Club Placement Test


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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. 
  • 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) ___ 
  • 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. 
  • 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 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
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