NAME : _______________________________________________

LEVEL ASSESSMENT TEST - UPPER / ADVANCED

  • DO NOT TAKE MORE THAN ONE HOUR TO COMPLETE THE TEST.

    DO NOT USE ANY BOOKS OR NOTES TO HELP YOU.

    LEAVE BLANK ANY QUESTIONS THAT GIVE YOU DIFFICULTY .

  • 1. Fill in the gaps with an appropriate word (use two words in letter 'n').

    a) Could you ______________ me some money until tomorrow?

    b) She has a very good job. I'm sure she ______________ over twenty thousand pounds.

    c) How long does your ______________ to work take?

    d) The ______________ of living will only go up. It won't go down.

    e) When you come to stay, ______________ some warm clothing. It's very cold here.

    f) Patience is a kind of card ______________ .

    g) While I was skiing, I ______________ and broke my wrist.

    h) Are you sure he's ______________ the truth?

    i) Use your time sensibly. Don't ______________ it.

    j) Jump in the car. There's enough ______________ for you.

    k) I'll leave my umbrella at home ______________ it rains.

    l) His company ______________ a lot of business with the Japanese.

    m) The police put up road blocks to try to stop the criminals ______________ away.

    n) I'll take some sandwiches ______________ I get hungry.

    o) I don't know how you can ______________ up with all that noise.

    p) I'm not very good ______________ maths.

    q) You look tired. I'll ______________ you a cup of tea.

    r) She always laughs ______________ what he says.

    s) I'd like to ______________ breakfast in my room tomorrow, please.

    t) Something has ______________ wrong with the car. I can't start it.

    2. Fill the gaps with ONE suitable word.

    The train arrived (a) __________ Charing Cross Station late, by about ten minutes. Or, as they would say in the last carriage, dix minutes. It was the 7.20 from Tunbridge Wells, where, (b) __________ Tuesdays and Thursdays, a group of commuters gets together (c) __________ learn French. (d) __________ teacher is Mrs Marie Stoppard. She heard about the commuter study groups set up by learn and ride, and offered to help. She is French, and works (e) __________ Dupont, the international company, and has been running courses in French (f) __________ 1984.

    The first member of the group to get on the train is Colin Dearlove, (g) __________ lives in Tunbridge Wells. He puts a sticker on the window and cards on the table in the last carriage, asking other commuters to leave the seats free for the study group. 'People (h) __________ usually very understanding,' he said. Colin has studied (i) __________ subjects on the train - German, history of art, and geology. He has been learning French in Mrs (j) __________ class for a year. So (k) __________ Mrs Alice Lester, who works in the City. She has a chance to try out what she has learnt, (l) __________ she has relatives in France.

    She normally catches an (m) __________ train, but twice a week goes in later to join the class. Another member of the group, Bill Smith, (n) __________ the same. 'I like to use my time creatively,' he said. 'If I didn't do this, I (o) __________ be bored.

    Elsewhere on the train another group had been learning bridge, and on Wednesdays (p) __________ is a world affairs class. These have been set up by Mrs Angela Ridley of Learn and Ride, with the approval of British Rail. 'Naturally I asked their permission, and they (q) __________ they didn't mind at all.

    She hands out questionnaires asking what people are interested (r) __________ and who might be prepared to offer their services as a teacher, and forms groups on the basis of the replies. She is hoping to have a class on business management. 'If enough people (s) __________ for it, the class (t) __________ be on the 7.33 next month.'

    3. Write a question that asks about the words in italics.

    Example: Where does he live?

    Rome.

    a) __________________________________________________________

    at 8.00.

    b) __________________________________________________________

    for a week.

    c) __________________________________________________________

    I'm thinking .........

    d) __________________________________________________________

    ...three daughters.

    e) __________________________________________________________

    ...lunch in the canteen.

    f) __________________________________________________________

    ...worked here for ten years.

    g) __________________________________________________________

    ...once or twice a year.

    h) __________________________________________________________

    It means 'to cut with an axe'.

    i) __________________________________________________________

    I'd like tomato soup, please.

    j) __________________________________________________________

    Columbus discovered America.

    4. Write what you would say in the following situations.

  • a) You are in the street. You need a bank to change some dollars, but you don't know where there is one. What do you ask a passer-by?
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  • b) You have changed one hundred pounds worth of dollars. The bank cashier asks you 'How would you like the money?' What do you say?
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  • c) You have enrolled at a language school. The school wants you to pay the fees today, but you can't. Explain why not, and say when you will pay.
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  • d) You are in a restaurant. You have asked for a black coffee, but the waiter brings you a white coffee. What do you say?
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  • e) You want to know what is on television tonight. Ask to borrow your friend's newspaper.
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  • f) You're having a party at your house on Saturday. Invite a colleague to the party.
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  • g) A friend invites you to a party, but you can't go. What do you say?
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  • h) You need change to make a phone call, but you only have a five-pound note. What do you ask a friend?
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  • i) An English friend is going to your country on business next week. He/She asks, 'What clothes do I need?' What do you say?
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  • j) You want to buy a good English-English dictionary. Ask your teacher for advice.
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    Test adapted from the Headway Upper-intermediate workbook.

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