Placement Test For Community Class _ Winter 2014

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Placement Test For Community Class _ Winter 2014 - Quiz

The test is designed to help evaluate the English level of registers. It consists of Grammar, Reading and Listening sections. Time limit: 30 minutes


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Please choose the correct answer

  • 2. 

    CHRISTMAS IN NEW ZEALAND  New Zealand is on the southern hemisphere. Our winter is their summer, so New Zealanders celebrate Christmas in the warm summer sun. Many flowers and trees are in bloom at this time of the year, for example the pohutukawa. The pohutukawa tree grows on the North Island, mainly in coastal areas and has lovely red blossoms. Therefore New Zealanders call the pohutukawa their Christmas tree.As it is usually quite warm on Christmas Day, New Zealanders can eat their Christmas dinner outside. Many people have a picnic or a barbecue. And some people even have a traditional Maori hangi: they dig a hole in the ground and heat it with hot stones. Then they put meat and vegetables into this hole, cover the hole and let the food cook inside. The hangi is served in the afternoon or evening; after the delicious meal, people often sit around and sing Christmas carols.Some New Zealanders can’t get enough of Christmas–they celebrate it twice each year: on 25 December and in July, which is mid-winter in New Zealand. So if you go to New Zealand in July, you may find hotels and restaurants fully decorated for Christmas. 

  • 3. 

    Listen to two audios below and answer following questions

  • 4. 

    Audio 1: Listen to the conversation between a dad and his son. Then answer the questions from 31 to 35 

  • 5. 

    Audio 2: Listen a conversation between a dad and his daughter. Then answer questions from 36 to 40 

  • 6. 

    I wish I _____ more money!

    • A.

      Had

    • B.

      Have had

    • C.

      Would have

    • D.

      Having

    Correct Answer
    A. Had
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had" because the sentence is expressing a hypothetical or unreal situation in the present. The verb "wish" is used to show a desire for something that is not true or possible. In this case, the speaker is expressing a desire to have more money, which they currently do not possess. The past simple form of "have" is "had," which is used to indicate this unreal situation.

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  • 7. 

    It’s my birthday _____ Friday.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      Of

    • D.

      On

    Correct Answer
    D. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on" because when referring to specific days, we use the preposition "on." So, in this sentence, "on" is used to indicate that the birthday falls on a particular day, which is Friday.

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  • 8. 

    I _____ a headache.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Do

    • C.

      Have

    • D.

      Got

    Correct Answer
    C. Have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have" because it is the correct verb to use when expressing possession or experiencing a condition or feeling. In this case, the sentence is referring to having a headache, indicating that the speaker is experiencing this condition.

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  • 9. 

    The meeting was _____ and not very interesting.

    • A.

      In time

    • B.

      Time-consuming

    • C.

      Out of time

    • D.

      Time-using

    Correct Answer
    B. Time-consuming
    Explanation
    The phrase "time-consuming" means that the meeting took up a lot of time and required a significant amount of effort or attention. This suggests that the meeting was not interesting because it required a lot of time and energy, possibly causing boredom or frustration. The other options do not convey the same meaning and are not suitable explanations for the given statement.

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  • 10. 

    Before you enter the triathlon, please bear in _____ that you’re not as young as you used to be!

    • A.

      Thought

    • B.

      Question

    • C.

      Mind

    • D.

      Opinion

    Correct Answer
    C. Mind
    Explanation
    The word "mind" is the correct answer because it fits logically in the sentence. The phrase "please bear in mind" means to remember or consider something. In this context, it is suggesting that the person should remember or consider the fact that they are not as young as they used to be before entering the triathlon.

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  • 11. 

    A. ‘What time is it?’        B. ‘I have no _____.’

    • A.

      Idea

    • B.

      Opinion

    • C.

      Answer

    • D.

      Time

    Correct Answer
    A. Idea
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "idea" because the phrase "I have no idea" is a common expression used when someone doesn't know or understand something. In this context, the person is saying that they don't have any knowledge or understanding of the situation or topic being discussed.

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  • 12. 

    The meal was very expensive. Look at the _____!

    • A.

      Ticket

    • B.

      Receipt

    • C.

      Invoice

    • D.

      Bill

    Correct Answer
    D. Bill
    Explanation
    The word "bill" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to refer to the document that lists the cost of a meal or service. In this context, the statement "The meal was very expensive. Look at the bill!" suggests that the speaker is referring to the document that shows the total amount owed for the meal. The other options, such as "ticket," "receipt," and "invoice," are less commonly associated with the cost of a meal and do not fit as well in this context.

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  • 13. 

    How many _____ of trousers have you got?

    • A.

      Items

    • B.

      Pairs

    • C.

      Sets

    • D.

      Times

    Correct Answer
    B. Pairs
    Explanation
    The word "pairs" is the correct answer because when referring to trousers, it is common to use the term "pairs" to indicate the number of individual pants. This is because trousers are typically worn as a pair, with one for each leg. Therefore, when asking about the number of trousers someone has, it is appropriate to use the term "pairs" rather than "items," "sets," or "times."

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  • 14. 

    Joel came back from his holiday in Brazil looking really _____.

    • A.

      Colored

    • B.

      Tanned

    • C.

      Darkened

    • D.

      Sunned

    Correct Answer
    B. Tanned
    Explanation
    After spending his holiday in Brazil, Joel returned with a darker complexion, indicating that he had been exposed to the sun and had developed a tan.

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  • 15. 

    Harry can _____ English.

    • A.

      To speak

    • B.

      Speak

    • C.

      Speaks

    • D.

      Speaking

    Correct Answer
    B. Speak
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "speak" because it is the base form of the verb and matches with the subject "Harry."

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  • 16. 

    I’m not interested _____ sports.

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      About

    • C.

      In

    • D.

      At

    Correct Answer
    C. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in." This preposition is used to indicate interest or involvement in a particular activity or subject. In this case, the speaker is stating that they are not interested in sports.

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  • 17. 

    I regret _____ harder in school.

    • A.

      Not studying

    • B.

      Not study

    • C.

      Not to study

    • D.

      To not study

    Correct Answer
    A. Not studying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "not studying" because the phrase "regret" is followed by a gerund form of the verb, which is used to express an action or state as a noun. In this case, "not studying" functions as the object of the verb "regret," indicating that the speaker wishes they had studied more in school. The other options do not use the correct form of the verb to convey the intended meaning.

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  • 18. 

    Harry _____ his father’s car when the accident happened.

    • A.

      Was driving

    • B.

      Drove

    • C.

      Had drove

    • D.

      Has been driving

    Correct Answer
    A. Was driving
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was driving." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "was driving" indicates an ongoing action that was happening at the time of the accident. The other options, "drove," "had drove," and "has been driving," do not accurately convey the continuous action in the past.

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  • 19. 

    I’d rather I _____ next weekend, but I do!

    • A.

      Don’t have to work

    • B.

      Didn't have to work

    • C.

      Wouldn't work

    • D.

      Wasn't working

    Correct Answer
    B. Didn't have to work
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't have to work". This is because the phrase "I'd rather" is used to express a preference or desire for a different situation. In this case, the speaker is saying that they would prefer not to work next weekend. The past tense form "didn't have to work" indicates that the speaker did not have the obligation or necessity to work on that particular weekend.

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  • 20. 

    I was wondering _____ tell me when the next plane from Chicago arrives?

    • A.

      Could you

    • B.

      Can you

    • C.

      If you could

    • D.

      If could you

    Correct Answer
    C. If you could
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "if you could" because the sentence is expressing a hypothetical situation. The speaker is asking if the person they are speaking to could provide information about the next plane from Chicago. The phrase "if you could" implies that the speaker is unsure if the person is able to provide the information, and is asking them to do so if they are able.

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  • 21. 

    If I _____ him, I would have spoken to him, wouldn’t I?

    • A.

      Saw

    • B.

      Had seen

    • C.

      Have seen

    • D.

      Would have seen

    Correct Answer
    B. Had seen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had seen". This is because the sentence is in the past unreal conditional form, indicating a hypothetical situation in the past. The use of "would have spoken" suggests that the speaker did not actually speak to the person. Therefore, the correct verb form to complete the conditional clause is "had seen", indicating that the speaker did not see the person.

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  • 22. 

    I like your hair. Where _____?

    • A.

      Do you have cut

    • B.

      Have you cut it

    • C.

      Do you have cut it

    • D.

      Do you have it cut

    Correct Answer
    D. Do you have it cut
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "do you have it cut". This is because the phrase "do you have it cut" is a common way to ask someone where they get their hair cut or styled. It implies that the person regularly goes to a specific place or person to have their hair done.

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  • 23. 

    I think Joey must _____ late tonight. His office light is still on.

    • A.

      Have worked

    • B.

      Work

    • C.

      Be working

    • D.

      To work

    Correct Answer
    C. Be working
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "be working." This is because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. Therefore, "be working" is the most appropriate choice as it expresses the ongoing action of Joey working late tonight, which is evident from the fact that his office light is still on.

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  • 24. 

    John tells me Jack’s going out with Helen, _____ I find hard to believe.

    • A.

      Who

    • B.

      Whose

    • C.

      Whom

    • D.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    D. Which
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "which". In this sentence, "which" is used to refer to the entire clause "Jack's going out with Helen". The speaker finds it hard to believe that Jack is going out with Helen.

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  • 25. 

    The weather has been awful. We’ve had very _____ sunshine this summer.

    • A.

      Little

    • B.

      A little

    • C.

      Few

    • D.

      A few

    Correct Answer
    A. Little
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "little" because it is used to describe a small amount or quantity of something. In this context, it is indicating that there has been a small amount of sunshine during the summer, suggesting that the weather has been mostly cloudy or rainy.

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  • 26. 

    Did you hear what happened to Kate? She _____.

    • A.

      Is arrested

    • B.

      Arrested

    • C.

      Has been arrested

    • D.

      Is being arrested

    Correct Answer
    C. Has been arrested
    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that something has happened to Kate in the past, and it implies that she is currently in a state or condition resulting from that event. The correct answer "has been arrested" is in the present perfect tense, indicating that the action of being arrested occurred in the past but has ongoing relevance to the present moment.

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  • 27. 

    He _____ that he hadn’t stolen the computer, but no one believed him.

    • A.

      Reassured

    • B.

      Informed

    • C.

      Insisted

    • D.

      Persuaded

    Correct Answer
    C. Insisted
    Explanation
    The person in the sentence strongly asserted or maintained that he hadn't stolen the computer, but unfortunately, no one believed him.

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  • 28. 

    The breath test showed he had consumed more than three times the legal limit of alcohol, so the police arrested him for _____.

    • A.

      Drunk drinking

    • B.

      Mugging

    • C.

      Speeding

    • D.

      Trepassing

    Correct Answer
    A. Drunk drinking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "drunk drinking" because the breath test indicated that the person had consumed alcohol in excess of the legal limit. This suggests that they were intoxicated while drinking, which is a violation of the law.

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  • 29. 

    In New Zealand, Chistmas Day is in _________

    • A.

      Spring

    • B.

      Summer

    • C.

      Autumn

    • D.

      Winter

    Correct Answer
    B. Summer
    Explanation
    In New Zealand, Christmas Day falls in summer. This is because New Zealand is located in the Southern Hemisphere, where the seasons are opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere. While countries in the Northern Hemisphere experience winter during Christmas, New Zealand experiences summer, with warm weather and longer daylight hours. This means that Christmas in New Zealand is often celebrated outdoors, with barbecues, picnics, and trips to the beach being common traditions.

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  • 30. 

    What is NOT the weather often like on Christmas Day in New Zealand?

    • A.

      Sunny

    • B.

      Warm

    • C.

      Hot

    • D.

      Rainy

    Correct Answer
    D. Rainy
    Explanation
    In New Zealand, the weather on Christmas Day is typically not rainy. This means that it is more likely to be sunny, warm, or hot instead.

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  • 31. 

    What is a hangi? 

    • A.

      New Zealand's Christmas tree

    • B.

      The Maori word for 'Christmas'

    • C.

      Something to eat

    • D.

      Something to play

    Correct Answer
    C. Something to eat
    Explanation
    A hangi is a traditional Maori method of cooking food by using heated rocks buried in a pit oven. The food, usually consisting of meat, vegetables, and sometimes seafood, is placed on top of the rocks and covered with earth or cloth to trap the heat. This cooking technique is commonly used in Maori culture for special occasions and gatherings. Therefore, the correct answer "something to eat" accurately describes what a hangi is.

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  • 32. 

    What is considered Christmas tree in New Zealand?  

    • A.

      Pohutukawa

    • B.

      Blossom

    • C.

      Hangi

    • D.

      None of those above

    Correct Answer
    A. Pohutukawa
    Explanation
    The pohutukawa tree is considered the Christmas tree in New Zealand. This tree is native to New Zealand and blooms with vibrant red flowers during the Christmas season, which is why it is often referred to as the Christmas tree. The pohutukawa tree holds cultural significance and is a symbol of summer and the holiday season in New Zealand.

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  • 33. 

    How many times per year can New Zealanders celebrate Christmas?

    • A.

      Once

    • B.

      Twice

    • C.

      Three times

    • D.

      Four times

    Correct Answer
    B. Twice
    Explanation
    New Zealanders can celebrate Christmas twice a year because their location in the southern hemisphere means that their seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere. While most countries celebrate Christmas in December, New Zealanders also have the opportunity to celebrate a second Christmas during their winter season in June or July. This allows them to experience the festive holiday traditions and celebrations twice a year.

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  • 34. 

    The following sentence: " All New Zealanders celebrate Christmas in July" is _______

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "All New Zealanders celebrate Christmas in July" is false. This is because New Zealand, like most countries in the Southern Hemisphere, celebrates Christmas in December, which is during their summer season. July is in the middle of winter in New Zealand, so it would not be the time when Christmas is celebrated.

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  • 35. 

    What is the boy's name?

    • A.

      Matthew

    • B.

      Michael

    • C.

      Mitchell

    Correct Answer
    B. Michael
  • 36. 

    How old is the boy turning in the conversation?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      9

    Correct Answer
    A. 7
    Explanation
    The boy is turning 7 years old because it is the only age mentioned in the options provided.

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  • 37. 

    What does he want to do first?

    • A.

      Play outdoor games

    • B.

      Open presents

    • C.

      Eat cake and ice-cream

    Correct Answer
    A. Play outdoor games
    Explanation
    The person wants to play outdoor games first.

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  • 38. 

    Which statement is true about the game at the party?

    • A.

      You have to catch a large ball without dropping it.

    • B.

      You need to chase children around and touch them.

    • C.

      You need to hide somewhere so no one can find you.

    Correct Answer
    B. You need to chase children around and touch them.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You need to chase children around and touch them." This statement suggests that the game at the party involves actively pursuing and tagging children. It implies an interactive and physical activity where the objective is to catch and touch the other participants.

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  • 39. 

    Who is coming to the party?

    • A.

      Aunts, grandparents, and cousins

    • B.

      Grandparents, cousins, and uncles

    • C.

      Friends, cousins, and grandparents

    Correct Answer
    A. Aunts, grandparents, and cousins
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "aunts, grandparents, and cousins" because it is the only option that includes aunts, while the other options include uncles or friends instead. Additionally, all three options include grandparents and cousins, so those are consistent across the choices.

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  • 40. 

    What kind of movie is the girl going to see on her date?

    • A.

      Horror

    • B.

      Romance

    • C.

      Science fiction

    Correct Answer
    C. Science fiction
    Explanation
    The girl is going to see a science fiction movie on her date. This genre typically involves futuristic or speculative elements, such as advanced technology, time travel, or extraterrestrial life. Science fiction movies often explore scientific concepts and possibilities, creating imaginative and thrilling narratives.

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  • 41. 

    At what theater is the movie playing?

    • A.

      Central Palace

    • B.

      Campus Plaza

    • C.

      Common Plex

    Correct Answer
    B. Campus Plaza
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Campus Plaza. This is the theater where the movie is currently playing.

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  • 42. 

    How is the girl getting to the movie?

    • A.

      She is getting a ride with her brother.

    • B.

      Her date is coming to pick her up.

    • C.

      She is going by bus and will meet her date there.

    Correct Answer
    B. Her date is coming to pick her up.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Her date is coming to pick her up." This can be inferred from the given options where it is mentioned that she is getting a ride with her brother, her date is coming to pick her up, and she is going by bus and will meet her date there. Among these options, the only one that suggests her date is picking her up is the correct answer.

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  • 43. 

    What time does the movie begin?

    • A.

      7:30 p.m.

    • B.

      8:00 p.m.

    • C.

      8:30 p.m.

    Correct Answer
    A. 7:30 p.m.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7:30 p.m. because it is the specific time mentioned in response to the question "What time does the movie begin?" The other options, 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., are not mentioned as the starting time of the movie.

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  • 44. 

    What time does she have to be home? 

    • A.

      10:00 p.m.

    • B.

      10:30 p.m.

    • C.

      11:00 p.m.

    Correct Answer
    C. 11:00 p.m.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 11:00 p.m. This is the time that she has to be home according to the given options.

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  • 45. 

    Harriet is so knowledgeable. She can talk about _____ subject that comes up.

    • A.

      Wherever

    • B.

      Whoever

    • C.

      Whatever

    • D.

      Whenver

    Correct Answer
    C. Whatever
    Explanation
    Harriet's extensive knowledge allows her to engage in conversation about any subject that arises.

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