Placement English test

This test has been created to measure the English level for applicants to be hired in Outsource South America.

Choose the best word or phrase (a, b, c or d) to fill each blank.

Roberta _____ from The United States.

  • are
  • is
  • am
  • be

What’s _____ name?

  • -
  • he
  • his
  • him

My friend _____ in London.

  • living
  • live
  • lives
  • is live

Where _____?

  • works Tom
  • Tom works
  • Tom does work
  • does Tom works

I _____ coffee.

  • don't like
  • like don't
  • no like
  • not like

‘_____ to Australia, Ginny?’ ‘Yes, two years ago.”

  • Have you ever been
  • Did you ever go
  • Do you ever go
  • Are you ever going

Tokyo is _____ city I’ve ever lived in.

  • the biggest
  • the most big
  • the bigger
  • the more big

A vegetarian is someone _____ doesn’t eat meat.

  • who
  • what
  • which
  • whose

_____ these days.

  • I never buy a newspaper
  • I never a newspaper buy
  • I buy a never a neswpaper
  • Never I buy a newspaper

I _____ watch TV tonight.

  • am going to
  • going to
  • am
  • go to

I wish I _____ more money!

  • had
  • have
  • would have
  • was having

_____ be famous one day?

  • Would you like to
  • Would you like
  • Do you like
  • Do you like to

It’s my birthday _____ Friday.

  • on
  • in
  • at
  • by

I _____ eighteen years old.

  • am
  • have
  • have got
  • -

I _____ a headache.

  • have
  • am
  • do
  • got

Do you _____ a uniform at your school?

  • wear
  • carry
  • use
  • hold

‘What time is it?’ ‘I have no _____.’

  • idea
  • opinion
  • answer
  • time

The meal was very expensive. Look at the _____!

  • bill
  • invoice
  • ticket
  • receipt

How many _____ of trousers have you got?

  • pairs
  • sets
  • times
  • items

Joel came back from his holiday in Brazil looking really _____.

  • tanned
  • sunned
  • coloured
  • darkened

Harry can _____ English.

  • speak
  • speaks
  • to speak
  • speaking

I’m not interested _____ sports.

  • in
  • for
  • to
  • about

She likes _____ expensive clothes.

  • wearing
  • to wearing
  • wear
  • iis wearing

Harry _____ his father’s car when the accident happened.

  • was driving
  • drove
  • had driven
  • has been driven

I was wondering _____ tell me when the next plane from Chicago arrives?

  • if you could
  • if could you
  • can you
  • could you

If I _____ him, I would have spoken to him, wouldn’t I?

  • had seen
  • saw
  • have seen
  • would have seen

I like your hair. Where _____?

  • do you have it cut
  • do you have cut
  • have you cut it
  • do you have cut it

I think Joey must _____ late tonight. His office light is still on.

  • be working
  • to work
  • work
  • have worked

John tells me Jack’s going out with Helen, _____ I find hard to believe.

  • which
  • who
  • whose
  • that

What _____ this weekend, Lance?

  • are you doing
  • will you have done
  • will you do
  • do you do

The weather has been awful. We’ve had very _____ sunshine this summer.

  • little
  • a little
  • few
  • a few

Did you hear what happened to Kate? She _____.

  • has been arrested
  • arrested
  • is arrested
  • is being arrested

I usually _____ up at about 7.30.

  • get
  • be
  • do
  • go

I _____ football every week.

  • play
  • go
  • do
  • have

My sister _____ the cooking in our house.

  • does
  • makes
  • cooks
  • takes

Don’t forget to _____ the light when you leave the room.

  • turn off
  • turn in
  • turn up
  • turn over

She was in _____ when she heard the tragic news.

  • tears
  • crying
  • cries
  • tearful

He _____ that he hadn’t stolen the computer, but no one believed him.

  • insisted
  • informed
  • persuaded
  • reassured

Could you _____ me that book for a couple of days, please?

  • lend
  • borrow
  • rent
  • owe

Greg is _____ a lot of time at Yvonne’s house these days!

  • spending
  • having
  • taking
  • doing

Who _____ in that house?

  • lives
  • does live
  • does he live
  • he lives

I’ll call you when I _____ home.

  • get
  • 'll get
  • 'll have got
  • 'm getting

If you _____ me, what would you do?

  • were
  • was
  • would be
  • have been

I don’t know where _____ last night.

  • he went
  • did he go
  • went he
  • he did go

John and Betty are coming to visit us tomorrow but I wish _____.

  • they hadn't
  • they won't
  • they weren't
  • they didn't

I’m so hungry! If only Bill _____ all the food in the fridge!

  • hadn't eaten
  • wasn't eating
  • didn't eat
  • hasn't eaten

I regret _____ harder in school.

  • not have studied
  • not studying
  • not to study
  • to not study

Surely Sue _____ you if she was unhappy with your work.

  • would have told you
  • must have told
  • had told
  • will tell

Our neighbours aren’t very polite, and _____ particularly quiet!

  • neither they aren't
  • either they aren't
  • nor are they
  • neither did they be

We had expected that they _____ fluent English, but in fact they didn’t.

  • would speak
  • were speaking
  • had spoken
  • spoke

I’d rather _____ next weekend, but I do!

  • I didn't have to work
  • I don't have to work
  • not to work
  • no working

Harriet is so knowledgeable. She can talk about _____ subject that comes up.

  • whatever
  • whenever
  • wherever
  • whoever

I always _____ milk in my coffee.

  • have
  • drink
  • mix
  • make

I _____ TV every evening.

  • watch
  • look at
  • see
  • hear

Can you give me a _____ with my bag.

  • hand
  • head
  • leg
  • back

Before you enter the triathlon, please bear in _____ that you’re not as young as you used to be!

  • mind
  • thought
  • question
  • opinion

The breath test showed he had consumed more than three times the legal limit of alcohol, so the police arrested him for _____.

  • drunk driving
  • speeding
  • mugging
  • trespassing

The meeting was _____ and not very interesting.

  • time-wasting
  • time-consuming
  • time-using
  • out of time

After the movie was released, the main _____ point was its excessive use of violence.

  • discussion
  • speaking
  • conversation
  • talking

There have been several big _____ against the use of GM foods recently.

  • campaigns
  • issues
  • boycotts
  • strikes