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Why to take the English Placement Test?

At the beginning, let’s focus on the placement test itself. The placement test is not a test that you can pass or fail. You also will not get a good or bad mark in this kind of the test. You should not be anxious that somebody will judge you. The English Placement Test measures your English ability, especially when it comes to English grammar or English vocabulary. Taking such a test is very useful when you want to check your approximate level of your English proficiency. Such knowledge will help you recognise what areas you have already mastered and what areas still need some improvements and more engagement. What’s more, knowing your approximate English level will help you find appropriate content and appropriate exercises for your English ability. Discovering your current English skills will also help you find a particular class or group if you are going to take a course in English.

I have prepared this free online test for you so that you can check where you are with your English skills. Thanks to this English Placement Test you can evaluate your approximate English proficiency yourself. You can take this test once in a while to check if you have improved.

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What does the English Placement Test Look Like?

The English Placement test contains 100 questions and it covers five English levels: Beginner, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced. Each level consists of twenty questions. The test mainly deals with English grammar but also includes a wide range of English vocabulary, phrasal verbs, expressions and idioms. You can expect all different types of questions, not only multiple-choice but also filling the gaps, writing short expressions or transformations.

How to do the English Placement test?

As I mentioned before, that is not a kind of a test where you get a grade. This is only for your own information, for your own knowledge. Doing this test be honest with yourself, don’t use any help. Don’t use any books, any dictionaries or don’t ask anybody else for help. Be with your own and check your real English skills.

There are 100 questions and there is no time limit. You can take as much time as you need. This is a free online test, you don’t need to pay for it. The test starts with the Beginner level and finishes with the Advanced one. The questions are in order and there is no possibility to move back. When you encounter some questions you have no idea how to answer them that is probably the end of your test. Finish there and check your score. The result will be given at the end of the test, there you will find out your approximate English level.

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One more thing. Remember, this test is not a real exam, you will not get any certificate that can prove your English qualifications. The information about your level is approximate. The real exam that certifies your English qualifications does not only deal with English grammar and English vocabulary but it also involves reading, listening and speaking comprehension. If you are interested in getting such a certificate you can find some more information about it here.

All in all, sit down comfortably, gather your thoughts, focus on the task and get started! Do the free online test, find out your approximate level and let us know your result. I hope this test is the next step in improving your English qualifications.

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English Placement Test

Choose or write the correct answer.

Good luck!

1 / 100

Write the missing number: ten, twenty, thirty, ________, fifty.

2 / 100

Let’s _________ watch it again.

3 / 100

There _________ any pubs in our town.

4 / 100

How _________ sugar does she take in her coffee?

5 / 100

The Blacks _________ a garden with a swimming pool.

 

6 / 100

_________ Ivo fall asleep at 11 p.m.?

7 / 100

Lars comes from Sweden so he speaks _________.

8 / 100

My parents are _____ home ____ the moment and they’re watching something ____ TV.

9 / 100

You drink coffee in a café and you borrow books from a _________ .

10 / 100

What is the plural of sheep?

11 / 100

Welcome ______ London!

12 / 100

Write the date, write the numbers in words – 24/09/1900

13 / 100

Mikes hates _________ out rubbish.

14 / 100

These are my gloves but where are __________? (they)

15 / 100

Mia is tall but I am taller.  →  Mia isn’t _________ me.

16 / 100

Our teacher taught us very useful things _________.

17 / 100

Kate _______ her home town a few days ago.

18 / 100

________ Robert find his key yesterday?

19 / 100

The lake wasn’t deep at all. It was rather ________.

20 / 100

She ________to work this week. She’s got the flu.

21 / 100

Write one word that can be used approprietly in both sentences.

 

1) What is the _______ of father’s day?

2) I really like her, I think I should ask her out on a _______.

 

22 / 100

_______ you already _______ the cat?

23 / 100

What time _______ the concert _______ tomorrow?

24 / 100

________ idea was that?

25 / 100

He ________ her that he didn’t like the story.

26 / 100

Only _______ people speak Latin now. What a pity.

27 / 100

– Tell me something about your new boss. What _______ like?

– Well, she is quite tall, rather slim. She wears smart clothes.

28 / 100

Who are you angry _______?

29 / 100

Fill in the correct form of the verb.

 

You _______ things back! It drives me crazy! (never, put)

30 / 100

They used to be good friends. They got _______.

31 / 100

Sam doesn’t want to talk to Kim. They have fallen _______ each other.

32 / 100

I’m going to the _______. Do you need any bread, rolls, a croissaint or crumpets?

33 / 100

Fill in the correct form of the verb.

 

Eve _______ the potatoes as Paul was cutting the onion. (peel)

34 / 100

I won’t give you any answer until you _______ shouting at me.

35 / 100

He considers _______ the country.

36 / 100

– What a pity you can’t come to our barbecue.

– _______ .

37 / 100

She didn’t help me, _______ she knew the answer.

38 / 100

Our animals _______ by us twice a day.

39 / 100

I’ve got a _______. My throat is dry, it hurts and I can’t swallow food.

40 / 100

Suppose you _______ working today, what would you do?

41 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.

 

She can’t stand when people are looking at her.

She can’t stand _________ at.

42 / 100

– Why are you feeling my sweater?

– Because it _______ so soft and fluffy.

 

43 / 100

What’s wrong with Simon today? He’s such a hard-working boy but today he _______ so lazy.

44 / 100

What _________since the morning? Nothing’s done!

45 / 100

My head and my eyes hurt me so much. I ________ at the computer all day.

46 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

My parents forced me to stay at home.

My parents _________ at home. (STAY)

47 / 100

What is the synonym for hardly ever?

48 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.

 

Our granny used to read us bedtime stories.

Our granny ________ us bedtime stories.

One word or two words possible.

49 / 100

– What would you like to do today? Any special wishes?

– I _______ going to the new Palm House.

50 / 100

Josh is a ________ person. He achieves what he needs in a clever, very often dishonest way.

51 / 100

_____ highest mountain in _____ Pyrenees is _____ Maladeta.

52 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

Why did you tell him my secret? I’d asked you not to tell anyone. (HAVE)

You ________ him my secret. I’d asked you not to tell anyone.

53 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

Mike was so excited when he got his first car.

Mike ________ when he got his first car. (MOON)

54 / 100

– I didn’t see you at Barbara’s party.

– My child _________ a bad flu that’s why I couldn’t come.

 

55 / 100

Despite the lack of time, she _________prepare dinner for the guests.

56 / 100

His face is deadpan.

57 / 100

I’d have brought some food if you ________ me.

58 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

Can you babysit tonight?

I _________ babysit tonight. (WONDERING)

59 / 100

When the fire broke out people started running and ________out in terror.

60 / 100

It’s not fair that it is always you who pays in restaurants. We all should __________.

61 / 100

By the end of September Anna ________ for one year.

62 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

It is said that Beatrice was in prison. (SAID)

Beatrice ________in prison.

63 / 100

The more you explain, ________ .

64 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.Do  not change the word given.

 

I think she is pretty mischievious. (HER)

I _______ pretty mischievious.

65 / 100

I was exhausted since I ________ in the gym.

66 / 100

One of the most important rule in a relationship is to learn to give and _________ .

67 / 100

After his divorce Sean _______alcohol.

68 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.

 

What a pity you have to leave tomorrow.

I wish _________ tomorrow.

69 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

People thought that Greg owned that company. (TO)

Greg ________ that company.

70 / 100

If you’d done some shopping, your fridge _________ empty now.

71 / 100

I got scared ________ when I saw a stranger in my conservatory.

72 / 100

– How long _______ the drums?

– I guess it’s been five years till now.

73 / 100

_________ tough conditions in the childhood, Victoria has become a successful woman.

74 / 100

My neighbours are quite noisy. I wish they ________ quietly at least at night!

75 / 100

She’d rather I _________ so much time at work.

76 / 100

– You’ve achieved the impossible!

– I know, it was no ________ feat.

77 / 100

My dad would take me _______ for everything I did. He was never satisfied with me.

78 / 100

Helen and Brian are both down in the dumps. ________ of them has passed the final exam.

79 / 100

It’s about time you ________ something with your life.

80 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not chagne the word given.

 

If it weren’t for my boundless patience, I wouldn’t teach you. (FOR)

________ my boundless patience, I wouldn’t teach you.

81 / 100

If you ________ off the previous loan, we’ll be able to give you another one.

82 / 100

If he _______ bully you, you should go to the police.

83 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

Danny made Peter work overtime. (made)

Peter _________ overtime by Danny.

84 / 100

Fill in the correct form of the verb. Do not change the words given.

 

– So…do we know anything?

– No, they _________ the decision. (YET, MAKE)

85 / 100

Fill in with the correct form of the verb.

 

We can’t turn on water now. We _________ by the water company right now. (the water meter, check)

86 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.

 

If she’d been more careful, she wouldn’t have hurt herself.

Had________, she wouldn’t have hurt herself.

87 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

I really wanted to tell you, but somehow I didn’t. (have)

I was __________, but somehow I didn’t.

88 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

Everybody knows that politicians mostly tell lies. (KNOWLEDGE)

It ___________  that politicians mostly tell lies.

89 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.

 

The Board will not believe you until you have provided sound evidence.

Only when __________________ .

90 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

We’d better not call them so late. They might have gone to bed already. (WILL)

We’d better not call them so late. They _________ to bed already.

 

91 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

The company might go into liquidation. (EVERY)

There _______ that the company will go into liquidation.

92 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

He was dismissed since he’d acted to the detriment of the company. (GROUNDS)

He was dismissed ________ to the detriment of the company.

93 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

I had no choice but to ask him to leave our house. (DID)

What I ________ our house since he didn’t leave my any choice.

 

94 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

Although it may seem expensive, it’s worth buying. (THOUGH)

Expensive ________, it’s worth buying.

95 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

I was about to leave when the phone rang. (POINT)

I ________ when the phone rang.

96 / 100

Camila is such a young girl but she behaves as if she _____ some older lady.

97 / 100

Of course she loves all her children, but Daisy is ________ of her eye.

98 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

Olivier hates when people smoke in public places. (OBJECTS)

Olivier _____________ in public places.

 

99 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.

 

I am not to be disturbed when I’m working.

Under _______________ when I’m working.

100 / 100

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given.

 

No one expected Archie to succeed. (COME)

Archie’s ________to everybody.

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