Sep 10, 2016

English Grammar Placement Test (3B)

80 cards
, 320 answers
    1. If you throw a rock into the water, it  . . . 
      sinks
      .
      1. sinks
      2. sank
      3. sunk
      4. is sinking

    2. What  . . . 
      will
      you do if there is a thunder storm?
      1. shall
      2. will
      3. are
      4. have

    3. When it snows we  . . . 
      go
      outside.
      1. go
      2. went
      3. are going
      4. goes

    4.  . . . 
      Both
      my parents live in Australia.
      1. Neither
      2. Both
      3. Any
      4. None

    5. There aren’t  . . . 
      many
      cars in the car park today.
      1. much
      2. some
      3. many
      4. none

    6. Sorry, we have  . . . 
      no
      fresh eggs.
      1. no
      2. none
      3. any
      4. nothing

    7. Sorry, I  . . . 
      won’t be
      here on Monday. I have to go to the dentist.
      1. is
      2. ‘m
      3. ‘ll be
      4. won’t be

    8. I  . . . 
      will be
      years old in 2030.
      1. is
      2. am
      3. will be
      4. am being

    9. I  . . . 
      haven’t seen
      them since they went to Norway.
      1. haven’t seen
      2. didn’t see
      3. wasn’t seen
      4. won’t see

    10. I haven’t eaten any meat  . . . 
      since
      I became a vegetarian.
      1. since
      2. after
      3. until
      4. before

    11. How are you? I haven’t seen you  . . . 
      for
      a long time?
      1. since
      2. after
      3. before
      4. for

    12. Who  . . . 
      does
      the housework in your house?
      1. makes
      2. does
      3. has
      4. gets

    13. If I lost my wallet, I . . . 
      ’d phone
      the police.
      1. phone
      2. ‘m phone
      3. ’ll phone
      4. ’d phone

    14. Would you go to the moon if you  . . . 
      had
      the chance?
      1. have
      2. had
      3. has
      4. will have

    15. If I didn’t like flying, I  . . . 
      wouldn’t
      be a pilot.
      1. won’t
      2. haven’t
      3. didn’t
      4. wouldn’t

    16. If she  . . . 
      doesn’t
      recharge her battery, she won’t be able to use her CD player.
      1. doesn’t
      2. isn’t
      3. hasn’t
      4. wasn’t

    17. I  . . . 
      won’t come
      to your party, if you don’t want me to come.
      1. ’ll come
      2. ’m coming
      3. won’t come
      4. don’t come

    18. Who  . . . 
      do
      you talk to, when you have a problem?
      1. did
      2. do
      3. does
      4. will do

    19. Excuse me? Can I buy  . . . 
      a few
      fresh eggs please?
      1. a few
      2. less
      3. a bit
      4. a little

    20. Have you  . . . 
      completely
      finished your homework?
      1. complete
      2. completed
      3. full
      4. completely

    21. Are you three girls  . . . 
      comfortable
      in the back of the car?
      1. comfort
      2. comfortable
      3. comforted
      4. comforting

    22. The play was very long and we were very  . . . 
      bored
      .
      1. bored
      2. boring
      3. bore
      4. boredom

    23. Josef Stalin  . . . 
      used to live
      in this house when he was a child.
      1. had lived
      2. used to live
      3. would live
      4. lives

    24. Jack  . . . 
      was wearing
      blue jeans when I saw him.
      1. wore
      2. was wearing
      3. has worn
      4. wears

    25. They arrived after the film  . . . 
      had finished
      .
      1. finished
      2. had finished
      3. was finished
      4. finish

    26. She can’t swim in the race because she  . . . 
      has broken
      her arm.
      1. broke
      2. has broken
      3. breaks
      4. is breaking

    27. I  . . . 
      understand
      Russian because I lived in Moscow for ten years.
      1. understand
      2. ’m understanding
      3. to understand
      4. ‘ll understand

    28. Sigmund Freud  . . . 
      was born
      in Austria.
      1. was born
      2. is born
      3. born
      4. to be born

    29.  . . . 
      Do you know
      anything about astronomy?
      1. Do you know
      2. Are you know
      3. Have you know
      4. Do you knowing

    30. They told me  . . . 
      to relax
      .
      1. to relax
      2. relaxing
      3. relax
      4. relaxed

    31. My parents told me  . . . 
      not to
      worry about my school work.
      1. not to
      2. not
      3. don’t
      4. don’t to

    32. This is the diamond  . . . 
      which
      was stolen in 2005.
      1. what
      2. who
      3. where
      4. which

    33. Bono comes from Ireland,  . . . 
      doesn’t
      he?
      1. isn’t
      2. doesn’t
      3. hasn’t
      4. didn’t

    34. Don’t start cooking the rice until I  . . . 
      phone
      you.
      1. will phone
      2. ’m phoning
      3. phoned
      4. phone

    35. I’ll come and see you after I  . . . 
      have finished
      my supper.
      1. finished
      2. will finish
      3. have finished
      4. finishes

    36. What time did you  . . . 
      have to
      go to sleep when you were twelve years old?
      1. must
      2. should
      3. have to
      4. ought to

    37. How  . . . 
      long
      have you had this coat?
      1. much
      2. far
      3. long
      4. time

    38. The race  . . . 
      was won
      by Ken Good in 42.9 seconds.
      1. was won
      2. has won
      3. is won
      4. had won

    39. We  . . . 
      were taught
      French by Madame Fé, the French teacher.
      1. teach
      2. were taught
      3. learnt
      4. taught

    40. He  . . . 
      lived
      in this house until he died in 2004.
      1. lives
      2. has lived
      3. lived
      4. living

    41. Look at that man in his Porsche. He  . . . 
      must
      be very rich!
      1. should
      2. can
      3. must
      4. may

    42. She’s very young to be a Senior Surgeon. She’s only in her  . . . 
      late
      thirties.
      1. later
      2. late
      3. lately
      4. latest

    43. Is your hair  . . . 
      curly
      or straight?
      1. curls
      2. curled
      3. curly
      4. curling

    44.  . . . 
      The United States
      consists of fifty independent states in a Federation.
      1. United States
      2. The United States
      3. A United States
      4. An United States

    45. He is  . . . 
      an
      officer in the Royal Air Force.
      1. the officer
      2. an officer
      3. officer
      4. a officer

    46. Niagara is the largest waterfall in  . . . 
      North America
      .
      1. the North America
      2. North America
      3. a North America
      4. an North America

    47. In fifty years from now, the earth  . . . 
      will be
      much warmer.
      1. is
      2. be
      3. will be
      4. is being

    48. We . . . 
      ’re going
      to Costa Rica for our holidays next June. I’ve already booked a hotel in San José.
      1. ’ll go
      2. ’re going
      3. go
      4. went

    49. The grass in front of her office  . . . 
      hasn’t been cut
      for two months!
      1. hasn’t cut
      2. hasn’t been cut
      3. didn’t cut
      4. not cut

    50. She went to the salon  . . . 
      to get her hair cut
      .
      1. to make her hair cut
      2. to be her hair cut
      3. to do her hair cut
      4. to get her hair cut

    51. The thief  . . . 
      was being watched
      by a security guard.
      1. was watching
      2. was be watched
      3. was been watched
      4. was being watched

    52. All the children  . . . 
      were given
      presents by their parents.
      1. give
      2. were giving
      3. gave
      4. were given

    53. I  . . . 
      am frightened
      of spiders.
      1. frighten
      2. am frightened
      3. am frightening
      4. frightened

    54. She hurt  . . . 
      herself
      when she was sky diving.
      1. herself
      2. itself
      3. himself
      4. myself

    55. They love  . . . 
      each other
      very much and they are going to get married.
      1. others
      2. themselves
      3. himself
      4. each other

    56. I’d like to introduce  . . . 
      myself
      . My name is Kate James.
      1. myself
      2. yourself
      3. me
      4. ourselves

    57. You look very tired.  . . . 
      Have
      you been working too hard?
      1. Did
      2. Was
      3. Have
      4. Are

    58. I . . . 
      ’ve been reading
      Oliver Twist for two weeks but I haven’t finished it yet.
      1. ’ve read
      2. ’ve been reading
      3. read
      4. ’m reading

    59. In the evenings, we used to sit around the piano and our mother  . . . 
      would play
      our favourite songs.
      1. played
      2. would play
      3. plays
      4. will play

    60. When I got back, I saw that my sister  . . . 
      had eaten
      all the chocolates! The box was empty!
      1. had eaten
      2. has eaten
      3. ate
      4. eats

    61. I couldn’t take any pictures because I . . . 
      ’d left
      my camera in my car.
      1. ’d left
      2. ‘m leaving
      3. to leave
      4. ’ve left

    62. I’d make you some tea but I forgot  . . . 
      to buy
      some tea bags
      1. to buy
      2. bought
      3. buying
      4. buy

    63. I wish I  . . . 
      could
      understand Arabic!
      1. could
      2. would
      3. able
      4. can

    64.  . . . 
      Although
      , she is only 13, she is an expert pianist and has played with orchestras on TV!
      1. Because
      2. Although
      3. Despite
      4. Even

    65. Don’t stop  . . . 
      until
      you have finished the test!
      1. from
      2. since
      3. until
      4. to

    66. They wanted to know how heavy I  . . . 
      was
      so they weighed me.
      1. have
      2. have been
      3. had
      4. was

    67. “How long  . . . 
      have you been living
      in Colombia?”
      “Almost two years, now.”
      1. are you living
      2. have you been living
      3. will you be living
      4. did you live

    68. At the job interview, they asked me where I  . . . 
      had been working
      for the last two years.
      1. work
      2. ‘ll work
      3. had been working
      4. ’m working

    69. The doctor asked me what I  . . . 
      had been doing
      when I cut my leg.
      1. doing
      2. had been doing
      3. have been doing
      4. ‘m going to do

    70. Mrs Francis said she  . . . 
      would
      help me with sewing.
      1. would
      2. need
      3. ought
      4. is able

    71. She told me that she  . . . 
      had crashed
      her car when she was driving to the shops.
      1. was crashing
      2. had been crashed
      3. had to crash
      4. had crashed

    72. He wouldn’t have become a successful lawyer if he  . . . 
      hadn’t worked
      hard at school and passed his exams.
      1. hadn’t worked
      2. had worked
      3. didn’t work
      4. worked

    73. She  . . . 
      would have been
      a great violinist if she hadn’t had the accident.
      1. will have been
      2. will be
      3. had to be
      4. would have been

    74. If I hadn’t got married when I was eighteen, I . . . 
      ’d have gone
      to college to become a vet.
      1. ’d go
      2. ’d have gone
      3. ‘ll go
      4. was going

    75. She  . . . 
      couldn’t
      write her name until she was twelve.
      1. can’t
      2. couldn’t
      3. hadn’t
      4. isn’t

    76. It was a cool day when they returned, so they  . . . 
      didn’t have to
      switch on the air conditioning.
      1. had to
      2. weren’t able to
      3. can’t
      4. didn’t have to

    77. Simon hates everything. He must be very  . . . 
      miserable
      .
      1. cheerful
      2. comfortable
      3. miserable
      4. positive

    78. That  . . . 
      can’t be
      Tom Cruise — not in this small town!
      1. mustn’t be
      2. mightn’t be
      3. can’t be
      4. shouldn’t be

    79. Don’t forget to take an umbrella. It  . . . 
      may
      rain!
      1. must
      2. can
      3. ought
      4. may

    80. I feel so sleepy! I  . . . 
      shouldn’t have eaten
      such a big lunch!
      1. mustn’t have eaten
      2. shouldn’t have eaten
      3. wouldn’t have eaten
      4. couldn’t have eaten

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