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INITIAL EVALUATION

1. What were your last English studies (school, faculty, other courses)?
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2. On a scale from 1 to 5 how much did you progress during your last
English studies?
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3. What do you need English for?


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4. How often do you use English in your daily activities?


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PLACEMENT TEST

A. Circle the correct answer in brackets.


1. Blast! I cleaned the whole house but I forgot ….. (to sweep the floor/sweeping the floor)
2. They’re tired. They will surely ..... (retire from/withdraw from) that open battlefield.
3. What time ….. (are you usually getting up/do you usually get up)?
4. I love ….. (cheese/the cheese)
5. Holistic medicine is practiced by …… (the Chinese/Chinese).
6. Sadly my girlfriend doesn’t like …… (the Chinese /Chinese) food.
7. I hate going to …… (the church/church), don’t you?
8. We met for drinks in The Lamb and Flag near …… (the Covent / Covent) Garden.
9. I’m nervous because I’ve got to go to …… (the dentist/dentist).
10. I’m having …… (the dinner/dinner) at Begonya’s tonight.
11. Why didn’t someone tell me he was in ….. (the hospital/hospital)?
12. Suzanne works at ….. (the hospital/hospital).

B. Complete the following sentences using: can, could, have to, must, might, should.
13. Ted’s flight from Amsterdam took more than 11 hours. He ............................... be
exhausted after such a long flight. He ............................ prefer to stay in tonight and get
some rest.
14. Hiking the trail to the peak ................................. be dangerous if you are not well
prepared for dramatic weather changes. You ............................ research the route a little
more before you attempt the ascent.
15. The book is optional. My professor said we ............................... read it if we needed extra
credit. But we............................... read it if we don’t want to.
16. I .............................. believe what she said to Megan! She ............................. insult her
cooking in front of everyone.
17. .............................. you always say the first thing that pops into your head?
......................... you think once in awhile before you speak?

C. Complete with the Past Tense of the following verbs: Catch, freeze, bleed, take, meet,
cut, throw, make, go, steal, have, sell.
18. Ali .............................. a course in English last year.
19. Mr and Mrs Smith needed some money, so they ............................. their car.
20. George ............................. his hand with a knife. He .......................... a lot.
21. He ................................. the ball to Jane and she caught it.
22. It was so cold yesterday, so the lake .................................. .
23. I ..................... my keys a minute ago and now I can’t find them.
24. She knocked on the door and ......................... in.
25. Someone ..................... my wallet, but fortunately the police ....................... him at once.
26. The exam was very difficult, so I ......................... a lot of mistakes.
27. They........................ in 1994 and got married in the same year.
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D. Each sentence has one mistake. Write the correct sentences:

28. She was seeing the shark while she was surfing.
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29. What did you do last night at 8:00 pm?
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30. He didn’t liked the film very much.
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31. What did he see while he swam?
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32. I was talking to Steven while the phone rang.
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E. Write the correct preposition:


33. What are you doing ............... the weekend?
34. I don't know yet. Maybe I'll go to the cinema ............... Saturday.
35. That's interesting. I haven't been to the cinema ............... many years.
36. We could go there together ............... the afternoon.
37. That would be great. But I would prefer to go there ............... the evening. I am visiting
my grandma ............... Saturday.
38. That's okay. The film starts ............... eight o'clock.
39. I can pick you up ............... half ............... seven. How long does the film last?
40. It lasts ............... two hours and forty-five minutes.
41. I have to be home ............... eleven o'clock.

F. Pick the correct word:

42. I only go to the cinema once in a ........ moon.


1. good 2. blue 3. last
43. I’m really feeling under the ....... today. I have a terrible cold.
1. day 2. weather 3. limit
44. By taking my dad on holiday, I killed two ....... with one stone.
1. birds 2. rats 3. mice
45. Break a ....... Sam, I’m sure your performance will be great.
1. sweat 2. tie 3. leg
46. It’s time for me to hit the ........, I’m so tired.
1. ground 2. sack 3. I
47. Maybe we can all pitch ........ and buy her a great present.
1. up 2. out 3. in
48. As a rule of ........ you should always pay for your date’s dinner.
1. elegance 2. behaviour 3. thumb

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49. We don’t have much time here, so I’m going to cut to the ........ . We’ve been having
some problems in the office.
1. chase 2. noise 3. issue

G. Translate the following sentences :

50. Numele meu este Cosmin, locuiesc în București de 3 ani.


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51. Am 29 de ani şi lucrez pentru o firmă de audit.
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52. În această perioadă lucrăm la un proiect cu termene strânse.
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53. Ce mai faci? Cum mai merge treaba?
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54. Cât costă o maşină?
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55. Casa noastră este pe prima stradă la dreaptă, vizavi de bancă.
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56. Mă doare capul și strănut în continuu. Cred că sunt răcit.
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57. El a întrebat-o dacă poate să vină sau nu.
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58. De cât timp sunteţi în România?
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59. A mai rămas ceva din mâncarea de la petrecere?
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60. Cât îți ia să ajungi de la București la Timișoara cu mașina?
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H. Write the 2 missing forms of the following verbs (past simple and past participle forms)

61. to begin ………………………………………………………


62. to drink ……………………………………………………….
63. to start ……………………………………………………….
64. to buy ……………………………………………………….
65. to sell ……………………………………………………….
66. to be ……………………………………………………….
67. to do ……………………………………………………….
68. to make ……………………………………………………….
69. to have ……………………………………………………….
70. to give ……………………………………………………….

I. Fill in the gaps with A / AN, THE or zero ( “– “) article where required.
71. Go down …….. Kingston Street and turn right into …… Mill Road.
72. Please let me carry …….. shopping bag. It’s …….. least I can do.

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73. I don’t like ……… milk in ……. coffee.
74. She was ……… first woman to cross …….. Atlantic in …….. canoe.
75. He became …….. furniture salesman after ………. school.
76. I usually have …….. breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and ….…. lunch around 13:00 p.m.

J. Choose the right answer:


77. Hold ….., please. I’ll contact you!
a. up b. in c. on
78. If the employees of a certain company receive “fringe benefits’, they actually receive ….. .
a. the salary b. something else in addition to money e.g. car c. a massage
d. more money
79. When there is “give and take” there is ….... .
a. care b. compromise c. communication d. companionship
80. What is the synonym for “red tape”?
a. negligence b. bad business c. payment d. bureaucracy

K. Pick the right preposition for each of the adjectives given:

81. I could never be bored ............ football.


a. of b. about c. with

82. She was pretty jealous ........... your success.


a. about b. of c. with

83. They were quite unaccostumed ............. the heat.


a. to b. with c. for

84. That was very clever ............. you!


a. from b. of c. about

85. He was very pleased ............ the result.


a. about b. for c. with

86. It was rude ........... him to leave so suddenly.


a. from b. of c. to

87. She was still angry .......... the result.


a. to b. because c. about

88. They are getting pretty fed ................. him. He is such a pester!
a. in for b. up with c. because of

89. I turned the job down , which was stupid ........... me.
a. with b. of c. for

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L. Write a ten-line personal description (family, hobbies, habits, free time, things you
like/dislike, relationships, expectations regarding this course, etc.). (10 points)

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