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A self-assessment, where you tell us what you think about your level of English. A placement test, which measures your ability to recognise correct English grammar and vocabulary. A writing sample, which shows us how well you can produce written English. A speaking sample, which shows us how well you can produce spoken English.
Before you start the tests, please complete the section below with information about yourself.
Part 1: Information about yourself Family name Given name(s) Email *
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Instructions: You are going to read some statements about English ability in 5 different areas. You should choose the statement in each area that describes your level of ability and put the answers in the 5 boxes below. Please click on one of the language icons below to read the self-assessment statements in:
NOTE: You will need the free Adobe PDF viewer or Microsoft Word to read the guidelines Country select Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Greenland Grenada Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati North Korea South Korea Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway Northern Mariana Islands Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia and Montenegro Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sudan, South Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Listening select A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 Reading select A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 Speaking (interaction) select A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 Speaking (production) select A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 Writing select A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 *Self-assessment © Council of Europe, used with permissionReference: Common European Framework of reference for Languages:Learning, teaching, assessment. 2001, Cambridge University Press. Part 3: Languages International Placement Test
Instructions: From the drop down lists, choose the best answer to complete each text. There are 60 questions. Please make sure you answer all questions. Please also make sure you complete the "Free Writing" task at the bottom of the test. Click the 'Send Test' button at the bottom when you have finished.
Choose the correct answers Text 1: The Christmas Holidays 1. A: You've just come back from your holiday over Christmas. Where
select do did was 2. B: Well I went back to England. At first I went for a
select wedding of a friend friends wedding friend's wedding 3. which was
the end of November, and then I decided to stay for Christmas because it's such a long way back to England.
select in at on 4. I
a really good time.
select had has have 5. A:
did it feel going back to England?
select What How Where 6. B: Great. It was really good to
all my friends and family and it was also quite nice
select see look at watch 7.
my boyfriend who's a New Zealander came to visit.
select but because and 8. It
the first time he'd been to England, so it was great to
select is were was 9. show
all the tourist sights
select him he his 10.
London. We also went to Paris.
select to from in Text 2: Computers 11. I wrote my first program for a computer when I
thirteen years old.
select was had were 12. A program
a computer to do something. My program told the computer to
select tell tells told 13. play
game. This computer was very big and slow.
select a the any 14. It didn't
have a computer screen. But I thought it was wonderful. I was just
select still already even 15. a kid, but the computer
everything I told it to do. And even today, that's
select did does do 16.
I love about computers. When I write a good program, it always
select what why how 17.
perfectly, every time.
select work worked works 18. The computer was our toy. We grew up
it. And when we grew up, we
select with on by 19. brought our toy with
. Now the computer is in our homes and in our offices.
select us our me 20. It
our lives and it is changing them again, because
select changed is changing has changed 21. now the computers
together to make a new system.
select come are coming came 22. In
system, computers all over the world are beginning to work together.
select the that this 23. Our computers
our telephones, our post office, our library, and our banks. When we talk about this new system, we call it the Internet.
select will be must be should be Bill Gates The Road Ahead. Penguin 1995. © Microsoft Corporation. Permission sought. Text 3: Tramping - walking in New Zealand's forests and mountains 24. New Zealand's
tourist season is generally in the warmer months from around November to
select busy busier busiest 25. April, though of course there's some exceptions - ski resort towns,
, will be
select obviously however then 26. packed out in winter. The most busy time to be travelling in New Zealand is
the summer school holidays from around 20 December to 30 January. To a lesser extent Easter weekend, Labour Weekend in late October, and the May and August
select during while after 27. school holidays
also busy periods. If you're travelling during
select is are aren't 28. the school holidays, when New Zealanders as well as visitors are out on the road, remember that select all each every 29. type of accommodation and transport is
to fill up, especially the more
select probably likely possible 30.
places, so plan ahead. It may be more pleasant to visit New Zealand
select economical cheap expensive 31.
before or after this hectic period, when the weather is still warm and there
select either neither both 32.
as many other travellers around.
select are aren't is 33. New Zealand is not like some other countries, though,
the weather is so miserable at some
select where when which 34. times of the year that there's no
select reason point use 35. You
need warmer clothes in winter but there are
select will won't should 36.
other things to see and do in New Zealand all year around.
select many a lot much Peter Turner et al. New Zealand Travel Survival Kit. 8th edition. © Lonely Planet 1996. Reproduced with permission of Lonely Planet Publications. Text 4: Planning a night out A: Hi. How are you? B: I'm good 37. A: Very good. So, listen. We
out tonight. That's the plan, right?
select go are going to go will go B: Yeah, that's the plan. 38. A: OK. So have you thought about what sort of thing
select you'd like you like you liked B: Well, I rather fancy seeing a movie actually and maybe have dinner. 39. A: Yes, food
good. I was actually thinking about
select sounds tastes is 40.
select seeing to see see B: Oh really? 41. A: Yeah, I
anything live for a long time.
select haven't seen didn't see won't see B: That's a good idea. What would you like to see? 42. A: Well, it's funny. The other day on Sunday I
to the radio. Amanda Jones came on. She's directing a play called 'The Birthday Party'. B: I've heard it's really good.
select listened have listened was listening 43. A: And I thought it could be a good bet. It's also on at the Maidment, so it's a
select low reasonable cheap B: Oh right. So how much is that? A: Umm, well, it's $18 if you're under 25 B: That's not us then, is it? A: No, it doesn't really matter 44. B: We could
something to eat first.
select have to having 45. A: Yeah, yeah, that'd be good. We
go to Ken's Yakitori quite early, like, round 6:30
select could must will 46. B: Ok, well,
great. So what time would you like to meet?
select it's that's you're 47.
we meet in town or
select Will Shall Do 48. should I
select get drop pick A: We'll meet at Ken's. Text 5: The Case for an Increased Greenhouse Effect 49. The earth has an average surface temperature of about 15°C, although the temperature on the surface
from -60°C to 80°C.
select changes varies lasts 50. The planet is in a heat balance. Light energy released by the sun
the surface of the earth;
select warm up warms up warming up 51. as a result, heat energy is
from the earth's surface into space, cooling the earth down.
select released releasing release 52. If the earth had
atmosphere around it, the surface would be about
select no any not 53. 33°C colder
. This is
select on average by average in average 54.
the gases trap heat energy. Light energy can pass through the gases but heat energy
select because why so 55. cannot get out again
. As with the glass in a gardener's greenhouse
select too easily so easily so easy 56.
lets in light but holds back heat, the earth's atmosphere warms up. This is known
select which what it 57.
the greenhouse effect. The power of the greenhouse effect is
select as by from 58.
by earth's neighbour, the planet Venus. Venus is nearer to the sun than we are and if it
select noticed shown found 59. lacked an atmosphere, it
an average surface temperature of 37°C.
select would have had would have would be 60. However, its atmosphere
96% carbon dioxide. When a recent space craft landed, it found a surface temperature of 428°C!
select makes up comprises consists Tomkins, S., M.J. Reiss & C. Morris Biology at Work. © CUP 1992. Reproduced with the permission of Cambridge University Press Part 4: Writing Task
Instructions: Please write 100 - 200 words in the box below describing:
Your education and work experience Your reason for studying English Your plans for after your English course Word count: Part 5: Speaking Task
After you submit this first part of the test, you will see instructions for how to do the speaking task. We will also email the instructions to you.
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