Sep 10, 2016

English Grammar Placement Test (Level 6-A)

30 cards
, 136 answers
    Assessment criteria:
    Assessment criteria:
    Time limit: 20 minutes

    • 25 to 74% — Pre-intermediate level
    • 75 to 100% — Intermediate level


    • We had the first snow of the winter  . . . 
      a few
      days  . . . 
      ago
      .
      1. ago | since
      2. since | few
      3. few | ago
      4. a few | a few

    • He  . . . 
      avoids
      getting into trouble by refusing to be involved.
      1. resists
      2. avoids
      3. prevents
      4. overcomes

    • I’m sorry. I  . . . 
      should have told
      you about the change in the dates but I forgot.
      1. should have told
      2. must have told
      3. ought to tell
      4. would tell

    • I knew she was married because she was  . . . 
      wearing
      a wedding ring.
      1. carrying
      2. bearing
      3. dressing
      4. wearing

    • Your wife rang  . . . 
      to remind
      you that you’re meeting her after work.
      1. for reminding
      2. to remind
      3. for remembering
      4. to remember

    • So far no one has  . . . 
      applied
      for the job of chief of police.
      1. appointed
      2. applied
      3. presented
      4. appeared

    • He wasn’t elected,  . . . 
      despite
      the efforts of his team.
      1. despite
      2. although
      3. nevertheless
      4. however

    •  . . . 
      Riding
      when there is ice on the roads  . . . 
      is
      very dangerous.
      1. Ride | is
      2. The riding | are
      3. Riding | it is
      4. The ride | is it

    • The method sounds old-fashioned but it works  . . . 
      as
      well as  . . . 
      ever
      .
      1. as | never
      2. ever | as
      3. so | ever
      4. never | so

    • When you’ve been playing as long as I have, one game is very like  . . . 
      another
      .
      1. other
      2. each other
      3. another
      4. one other

    • She seems very keen on discipline but I wonder  . . . 
      what she is like
      in class.
      1. what she is like
      2. what is she like
      3. how she is
      4. how is she

    • That’s the third time this week that the machine has been out of  . . . 
      order
      .
      1. work
      2. order
      3. practice
      4. force

    • She’s still very beautiful. I wish I  . . . 
      had known
      her when she was young.
      1. would have known
      2. have known
      3. knew
      4. had known

    • By the time they change the law, the damage  . . . 
      will have
      been done.
      1. shall have
      2. will have
      3. had
      4. must have

    • I don’t want to stop in the forest but  . . . 
      there may
      be a village quite near.
      1. there may
      2. it may
      3. there can
      4. it can

    • It’s a dangerous occupation. I don’t do it for the  . . . 
      sake
      of my health.
      1. cause
      2. desire
      3. reason
      4. sake

    • She  . . . 
      folded
      the cloth and put it away in the drawer.
      1. folded
      2. bent
      3. twisted
      4. curved

    • I  . . . 
      have been
      expecting a storm like this  . . . 
      for
      several days now.
      1. am | in
      2. was | during
      3. have been | for
      4. have | to

    • We’ve appealed for witnesses but  . . . 
      no one
      has come forward.
      1. none
      2. no one
      3. anyone
      4. any one

    • He  . . . 
      apologized
      to me for the mistake.
      1. excused
      2. forgave
      3. pardoned
      4. apologized

    • If he’d worked as hard as we have, he  . . . 
      would feel
      tired.
      1. has felt
      2. had felt
      3. feels
      4. would feel

    • I can’t find my glasses. I  . . . 
      must have left
      them at the office.
      1. had to leave
      2. could leave
      3. must have left
      4. can have left

    • You’ve had a lot to drink so you  . . . 
      had
      better let me drive.
      1. should
      2. would
      3. had
      4. ought

    • They aren’t going to raise taxes — at  . . . 
      least
      , that is what they promised.
      1. least
      2. last
      3. first
      4. once

    • Come on! I don’t want  . . . 
      to miss
      the start of the match.
      1. that we miss
      2. to miss
      3. that we lose
      4. to lose

    • My neighbours are a bit  . . . 
      weird
      . They believe in ghosts and magic.
      1. weird
      2. wicked
      3. rare
      4. decayed

    • If you don’t do what the boss tells you, you’ll be  . . . 
      sacked
      from the firm.
      1. rejected
      2. resigned
      3. retired
      4. sacked

    • Those boys climbed up the  . . . 
      church
      tower last night.
      1. church’s
      2. churchs’
      3. church
      4. churches’

    • They made a serious mistake and their opponents took  . . . 
      advantage
      of it.
      1. profit
      2. benefit
      3. advantage
      4. gain

    • She  . . . 
      glanced
      at me and then went on reading.
      1. glanced
      2. viewed
      3. regarded
      4. responded

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