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Do you feel like you are just "clearly misunderstood"? Do you find it difficult to "act naturally" at times? If you answered "definitely maybe", well... I don't really know what to say. Just to make it clear, we’re not here to talk about your feelings.

Did you notice those words in quotations though? Those are called oxymorons, in case you didn't know yet. They are just some of the many wonders of the English language. How good is your English? We have some quizzes that will prep you for the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT).

Please be careful not to murder the English language, OK?
So, are we speaking the same language? Are you on board with these quizzes? Be careful not to bite more than you can chew! Take a shot at our ELPT quizzes! Good luck!

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  • Read the excerpt below from "A Wagner Matinee" (1905), a short story by Willa Cather; thenanswer the two questions that follow.In this excerpt, the narrator listens to an orchestra perform an overture and remembers the prairie landscape where he was raised.With the battle between the two motifs, with the bitter frenzy of the Venusberg1 theme and its ripping of strings, came to me an overwhelming sense of the waste and wear we are so powerless to combat. I saw again the tall, naked house on the prairie, black and grim as a wooden fortress; the black pond where I had learned to swim, the rain-gullied clay about the naked house; the four dwarf ash seedlings on which the dishcloths were always hung to dry before the kitchen door. The world there is the flat world of the ancients; to the east, a cornfield that stretched out to daybreak; to the west, a corral that stretched to sunset; between, the sordid conquests of peace, more merciless than those of war.1Venusberg: A legendary mountain in Germany where Venus, the Roman goddess of love, held court.1. This excerpt is characteristic of Catherswriting in that it:

  • In this excerpt, the narrators attitudetoward the setting can best bedescribed as:

  • Read the traditional Zen parable "The Tigers and the Strawberry" (ca. 1400 C.E.) below; thenanswer the question that follows.A man was walking across a field when he saw a tiger. He fled, but the tiger ran after him. Coming to the edge of a cliff, he spied the root of a wild vine. Grabbing on to it, he swung himself down over the edge, out of reach of the tiger. He was safe!The tiger came to the edge and sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down and saw another ferocious tiger prowling below. Only the thin vine held him.Two mice, one white and one black, scurried out of a nearby nest in the cliff and began gnawing at the vine. As they chewed, the man saw a luscious strawberry on a nearby ledge. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other. Ah, how sweet it tasted!The above parable most reflects the Zensensibility in its depiction of anindividual:

  • 1. Choose the CORRECT QUESTION:   ______? No, its my cousin Jacks.

  • 3. Put the words in the CORRECT ORDER:   that up book pick green A. that B. up C. book D. pick E. green

  • Which of the following theories of learningemphasizes the roles of backgroundknowledge and context in the readingprocess?

  • An eighth grade student has weak phonicsskills. A variety of the language artsteachers instructional strategies have beenunsuccessful in improving the studentsability to rapidly decode unfamiliar,phonetically regular words. This teachercould best respond by taking which of thefollowing steps next?

  • An English teacher designs an activity inwhich students work together to identifyas many words as possible that share acommon root (e.g., transport, portable,export). This activity is most likely topromote students vocabulary developmentby helping the students learn to:

  • NEVER

  • USUALLY

  • OFTEN