Sep 10, 2016

English Grammar Placement Test (Level 6-B)

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

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


    • He just failed to win the race,  . . . 
      despite
      his great effort.
      1. despite
      2. although
      3. nevertheless
      4. however

    • Hurry up! I wouldn’t like  . . . 
      to miss
      the start of the film.
      1. that we miss
      2. to miss
      3. that we lose
      4. to lose

    • How many candidates have  . . . 
      applied
      for the job?
      1. appointed
      2. applied
      3. presented
      4. undertaken

    • They arrived in the neighbourhood  . . . 
      a few
      days  . . . 
      ago
      .
      1. ago | since
      2. since | few
      3. few | ago
      4. a few | a few

    • She was  . . . 
      wearing
      dark glasses because she didn’t want to be recognised.
      1. carrying
      2. holding
      3. bearing
      4. wearing

    • The shop rang  . . . 
      to say
      that your new dress is ready.
      1. for saying
      2. to say
      3. for telling
      4. to tell

    • Hello! I  . . . 
      should have rung
      you before now but I’ve been very busy.
      1. should have rung
      2. must have rung
      3. had to ring
      4. ought to ring

    • I’d like to take  . . . 
      advantage
      of this opportunity to thank you for your help.
      1. profit
      2. benefit
      3. advantage
      4. occasion

    • He always looks brave on the screen but I wonder  . . . 
      what he is like
      in real life.
      1. what he is like
      2. what is he like
      3. how he is
      4. how is he

    • She’s recovered from her illness and is playing  . . . 
      as
      well as  . . . 
      ever
      .
      1. as | never
      2. ever | as
      3. so | ever
      4. never | so

    • It looks as if the lift is out of  . . . 
      order
      so we’ll have to walk up the stairs.
      1. practice
      2. order
      3. running
      4. work

    • One flight across the ocean is very like  . . . 
      another
      .
      1. other
      2. each other
      3. another
      4. one other

    • We’re late. By the time we get there, the film  . . . 
      will have
      started.
      1. shall have
      2. will have
      3. has
      4. must have

    • She’s very nice. I wish I  . . . 
      had had
      her as a teacher when I was at school.
      1. would have had
      2. have had
      3. had
      4. had had

    • I  . . . 
      apologized
      to him for the error.
      1. excused
      2. forgave
      3. pardoned
      4. apologized

    • I can’t find my umbrella. I  . . . 
      must have left
      it on the train.
      1. had to leave
      2. could leave
      3. must have left
      4. can have left

    • I don’t believe in ghosts — or, at  . . . 
      least
      I’ve never seen one.
      1. least
      2. last
      3. first
      4. once

    • She  . . . 
      folded
      the letter carefully and put it in an envelope.
      1. folded
      2. bent
      3. twisted
      4. curved

    • Very few people make this journey for the  . . . 
      sake
      of pleasure.
      1. reason
      2. cause
      3. desire
      4. sake

    • They keep the bird in a cage to  . . . 
      prevent
      it from flying away.
      1. avoid
      2. prevent
      3. contain
      4. resist

    • There’s ice on the road so you  . . . 
      had
      better drive carefully.
      1. should
      2. would
      3. had
      4. ought

    • He looked round to make sure that  . . . 
      no one
      was following him.
      1. none
      2. no one
      3. anyone
      4. any one

    • I  . . . 
      have been
      expecting trouble  . . . 
      for
      some time now.
      1. am | in
      2. was | for
      3. have been | during
      4. have | to

    • If he hadn’t eaten so much, he  . . . 
      wouldn’t feel
      sick.
      1. hasn’t felt
      2. didn’t feel
      3. hadn’t felt
      4. wouldn’t feel

    • He has some very  . . . 
      odd
      habits. He has a bath with his clothes on!
      1. odd
      2. decayed
      3. rare
      4. wicked

    •  . . . 
      Skiing
      down a mountain at this speed  . . . 
      is
      very dangerous.
      1. Skies | is
      2. The skiing | are
      3. Skiing | it is
      4. The skies | is it

    • He  . . . 
      glanced
      out of the window for a moment and then went on working.
      1. glanced
      2. viewed
      3. saw
      4. regarded

    • He’s been  . . . 
      sacked
      from the company because he wasn’t doing his job.
      1. rejected
      2. retired
      3. resigned
      4. sacked

    • We’re short of petrol but  . . . 
      there may
      be a garage near here.
      1. there may
      2. it may
      3. there can
      4. it can

    • They’re carrying out repairs to the  . . . 
      old school
      building.
      1. school old
      2. school’s old
      3. old school
      4. old school’s

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