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Welcome to Test Your English!

Test 1


Time: 30 minutes
Top score: 60

Questions 1-5

  • Where can you see these notices?
  • For questions 1 to 5, mark one letter , or .

Please leave your room key at Reception.

A in a library
in a hotel
in a store
   

Foreign money changed here

A in a zoo
in a bank
in a school
   

AFTERNOON SHOW
BEGINS AT 2PM

A outside a theatre
outside a factory
outside a restaurant
   

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS
Lessons start again on the 8 th January

A at a parking lot
at a music school
at a supermarket
   

Price per night:
£10 a tent £5 a person

A at restaurant
in a hotel
on a camp-site

Questions 6-10

  • In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below.

  • For questions 6 to 10, mark one letter , or .

Scotland

Scotland is the north part of the island of Great Britain. The Atlantic Ocean is on the west and the North Sea on the east. Some people (6) ....... Scotland speak a different language called Gaelic.
There are (7) ......  five million people in Scotland, and Edinburgh is (8) ...... most popular city.
Scotland has many mountains; the highest one is called 'Ben Nevis'. In the south of Scotland, there are a lot of sheep. A long time ago, there (9) ..... many forests, but now there are only a (10) ......
Scotland is not a big country, but it is very beautiful.


6 A on in at
7 A about between among
8 A his your its
9 A  is were was
10 A few little lot

 Questions 11-20

  • In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the texts.

  • For questions 11 to 20, mark one letter , , or D.

Alice Guy Blache

Alice Guy Blache was the first female film director. She first became involved in cinema while working for the Gaumont Film Company in the late 1890s. That was a period of great change in the cinema and Alice was the first to use a number of new inventions, (11)..................sound and colour.
In 1907 Alice (12)...................to New York where she started her own film company. She was (13)..................successful, but, when Hollywood became the centre of the film world, the best days of the independent New York film companies were (14)....................When Alice died in 1968, almost nobody (15)..................her name.


11 A bringing including containing D supporting
12 A moved ran entered D transported
13 A next once immediately D recently
14 A after down behind D over
15 A remembered realised reminded D repeated

UFOs - do they exist?

UFO is short for 'unidentified flying object'. UFOs are popularly known as flying saucers, (16).................that is often the (17).................they are reported to be. The (18).................. "flying saucers" were observed in 1947 by an American pilot, but experts who studied his report decided it had been a trick of the light.
Even people experienced at watching the sky, (19).................as pilots, report seeing UFOs. In 1978 a pilot reported a collection of UFOs off the coast of New Zealand. A television (20).................went up with the pilot and filmed the UFOs. Researchers t studying this phenomenon later discovered that in that case they were only lights on boats out fishing.


16 A because therefore although D so
17 A look shape size D type
18 A last next first D oldest
19 A like that so D such
20 A cameraman director actor D announcer

Questions 21 - 40

  • In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.
  • For questions 21 to 40, mark one letter , , or D.
21 The professor encouraged his students ............... to an English-speaking pen-friend.
  A should write write wrote D to write
22

We spent a lot of time ............... at the pictures in the gallery.

  A looking for looking to look D to looking
23

Nick enjoys science lessons, but all his experiments appear to ............... wrong.

  A turn come end D go
24

............... from Chris, all the group came on time.

  A Except Other Besides D Apart
25

They ............... their neighbour's children for the broken gate.

  A accused complained blamed D denied
26

As Fred had missed the history lesson, his friend went ............... the home assignment with him.

  A by after over D on
27

Whether she's a good actor or not is a ............... of opinion.

  A  matter subject point D case
28

The decorated dome of the ancient residence was ............... up by four thick columns.

  A built carried held D supported
29

Would it ............... you if we arrived on Tuesday?

  A agree suit like D fit
30

This document ............... be handed in until the end of the month.

  A doesn't need doesn't have needn't D hasn't got
31

If you make a mistake when you are writing, just ............... it out with your pen.

  A cross clear do D wipe
32

Although our views on many cases ..............., we're good friends.

  A differ oppose disagree D divide
33

This food must be consumed ............... four days of purchase.

  A by before within D under
34

The journal report contained ............... essential information.

  A many another an D a lot of
35

Have you considered ............... to Mexico?

  A move to move to be moving D moving
36

 It can be a good idea for students who lead an active way of life to increase their ............... of vitamins.

  A upturn  input upkeep D intake
37

 I thought there was a ............... of envy in her reaction to my good fortune.

  A piece part shadow D touch
38

Why didn't he ............... that he was feeling ill?

  A advise mention remark D tell
39

 Seremy was not sure exactly where his best interests ................

  A stood rested lay D centred
40

She's still getting ............... the shock of losing her job.

  A across by over D through

Questions 41 - 50

  • In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best fits each space in the texts.
  • For questions 41 to 50, mark one letter , , or D.

The tallest buildings - SKYSCRAPERS

Nowadays, skyscrapers can be found in most major cities of the world. A building which was many (41)....................high was first called a skyscraper in the United States at the end of the 19th century, and New York has perhaps the (42).................... skyscraper of them all, the Empire State Building. The (43)....................beneath the streets of New York is rock, (44).............. enough to take the heaviest load without sinking, and is therefore well-suited to bearing the (45)....................of tall buildings.


41 A stages steps storeys D levels
42 A first-rate top-class well-built D best-known
43 A dirt field ground D soil
44 A hard stiff forceful D powerful
45 A weight height size D scale

 

SCRABBLE

Scrabble is the world's most popular word game. For its origins, we have to go back to the 1930s in the USA, when Alfred Butts, an architect, found himself out of (46).....................He decided that there was a (47) ,..................for a board game based on words and (48)...................to design one. Eventually he made a (49)...................from it, in spite of the fact that his original (50)...................was only three cents a game.


46 A earning work income D job
47 A market purchase commerce D sale
48 A took up set out made for D got round
49 A wealth fund cash D fortune
50 A receipt benefit profit D allowance

Questions 51 - 60

  • In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.
  • For questions 51 to 60, mark one letter , , or D on your Answer Sheet.
51 Alice's manager ................ to make her stay late if she hadn't finished the work.
  A insisted warned threatened D announced
52 By the time she has finished her week's work, Sane has hardly ................ energy left for the weekend.
  A any much no D same
53 As the game ................ to a close, the disappointed audience started to leave.
  A led neared approached D drew
54 Alex doesn't remember ................ the front door when he left home this morning.
  A to lock locking locked D to have locked
55 We ................ to other people borrowing out books: they always forget to return them.
  A disagree avoid dislike D object
56 Logan's efforts to get into the swimming crew have not ................ with much success.
  A associated concluded joined D met
57 Although George had obviously read the magazine report carefully, he didn't seem to have ................ the main idea.
  A grasped clutched clasped D gripped
58 A lot of the views put forward in the scientific thesis were open to .................
  A enquiry query question D wonder
59

The new school ................ for the needs of scholars with a variety of learning backgrounds.

  deals supplies furnishes D caters
60

My friend finds the times of English meals very strange - he is not used ................ dinner at 6pm.    

  A to have to having having D have