Placement Test for Elementary, Intermediate, First Certificate and Advanced Language Practice
Underline the answer which best answers the question or fits the space.
0 Where are you from?
A I’m France. B I’m from France. C French. D I’m French.
1 How old are you?
A I have 16. B I am 16. C I have 16 years. D I am 16 years.
2 Are you having a nice time?
A Yes, I’m nice. B Yes, I’m having it. C Yes, I am. D Yes, it is.
3 Could you pass the salt please?
A Over there. B I don’t know. C Help yourself. D Here you are.
4 Yesterday I went __________ bus to the National Museum.
A on B in C by D with
5 Sue and Mike __________ to go camping.
A wanted B said C made D talked
6 Who’s calling, please?
A Just a moment. B It’s David Parker. C I’ll call you back. D Speaking.
7 They were __________ after the long journey, so they went to bed.
A hungry B hot C lazy D tired
8 Can you tell me the __________ to the bus station?
A road B way C direction D street
9 __________ you remember to buy some milk?
A Have B Do C Should D Did
10 - Don’t forget to put the rubbish out.
- I’ve __________ done it!
A yet B still C already D even
11 You don’t need to bring __________ to eat.
A some B a food C many D anything
12 What about going to the cinema?
A Good idea! B Twice a month. C It’s Star Wars. D I think so.
13 - What would you like, Sue?
- I’d like the same __________ Michael please.
A that B as C for D had
14 __________ people know the answer to that question.
A Few B Little C Least D A little
15 It’s not __________ to walk home by yourself in the dark.
A sure B certain C safe D problem
16 __________ sure all the windows are locked.
A Take B Have C Wait D Make
17 I’ll go and __________ if I can find him.
A see B look C try D tell
18 What’s the difference __________ football and rugby?
A from B with C for D between
19 My car needs __________ .
A repairing B to repair C to be repair D repair
20 Tim was too __________ to ask Monika for a dance.
A worried B shy C selfish D polite
21 I haven’t had so much fun __________ I was a young boy!
A when B for C during D since
22 Sorry, I don’t know __________ you’re talking about.
A that B what C which D why
23 I’m afraid you __________ smoke in here.
A could not B don’t have to C are not allowed to D can’t be
24 Everyone wanted to go out __________ John.
A apart B unless C however D except
25 Honestly! I saw a ghost! I’m not __________ it up!
A having B laughing C making D joking
26 Eat everything up! I don’t want to see anything __________ on your plate!
A left B missing C put D staying
27 Take the A20 __________ the roundabout, then turn left.
A right B as far as C along D heading north
28 I really hope you can find a __________ to this problem.
A result B way C conclusion D solution
29 Could you watch my bag while I go and get a cup of tea?
A Of course! B Never mind. C If you don’t mind. D It doesn’t matter.
30 In my country, it is __________ the law to watch an X-rated film if you are under eighteen.
A under B against C over D beyond
31 Rebecca had to __________ the invitation, as she was busy studying for her exams.
A take off B put back C turn down D get away
32 Police __________ that a terrorist group might be behind the kidnapping.
A suppose B fancy C suspect D accuse
33 When Christopher smiles, he __________ me of his grandfather.
A remembers B recalls C rethinks D reminds
34 The wonderful smell of freshly __________ coffee hit us as we entered the store.
A crushed B smashed C ground D pressed
35 Mike’s dad wouldn’t __________ him go to school with a red streak in his hair.
A allow B permit C accept D let
36 If only I __________ made that phone call!
A wasn’t B didn’t C hadn’t D haven’t
37 I like Mary for her friendly smile and her __________ of humour.
A sense B manner C way D impression
38 These shoes are very __________ for walking in the mountains.
A practical B functional C realistic D active
39 __________ of the credit for our success has to go to the Chairman, Peter Lewis.
A Several B Much C Enough D Sufficient
40 We were surprised that over 500 people __________ for the job.
A wrote B applied C enquired D requested
41 The children watched in excitement as she __________ a match and lit the candles.
A scratched B struck C rubbed D scraped
42 Sorry about Kate’s strange behaviour, but she’s just not used to __________ lots of people around her.
A had B have C having D has
43 Ivan kept running very hard __________ none of the other runners could possibly catch him.
A even though B however C despite D as
44 ‘I did this painting all __________ my own, Dad,’ said Milly.
A by B with C for D on
45 You __________ better check all the details are correct before we send it off.
A would B had C should D did
46 This game is __________ to be for five year-olds, but I think a two year-old could do it!
A expected B required C obliged D supposed
47 Just put this powder down, and it should __________ any more ants from getting in.
A prevent B avoid C refuse D forbid
48 When Jonie __________ to do something, you can be sure she’ll do it, and do it well.
A gets on B takes up C sets out D brings about
49 __________ we get to the top of this hill, the path gets much easier.
A At the time B Eventually C Once D Finally
50 Fifty-seven? No, that __________ be the right answer!
A can’t B mustn’t C wouldn’t D needn’t
51 __________ happens, I’ll always be there for you!
A However B What C Whatever D No matter
52 Can you __________ to it that no one uses this entrance?
A see B deal C ensure D get
53 A __________ debate ensued, with neither side prepared to give way to the other.
A warm B heated C hot D boiling
54 I’ve drunk milk every __________ day of my life, and it’s never done me any harm!
A particular B individual C single D one
55 The version of the film I saw had been __________ censored.
A strongly B deeply C great D heavily
56 He promised to phone me at nine o’clock exactly, and he was as __________ as his word.
A true B good C right D honest
57 There has been so much media __________ of the wedding that I’m completely fed up with it.
A circulation B attention C broadcasting D coverage
58 If I were you I would __________ clear of the area around the station late at night.
A stick B steer C stop D stand
59 Turning back now is out of the __________ .
A agenda B matter C question D possibility
60 Joe’s fear of enclosed spaces __________ from a bad experience he had when he was a child.
A stems B leads C starts D flows