Languages International Pre-entry Test The purpose of this test is to give our Academic staff information about your level of English, so that we can give you accurate advice about the courses you should take. The test will take at least 1 hour to complete. It has four parts: 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 yourselfFamily nameGiven name(s)Email* I have an agent.I do not have an agent.What is the name of the agency?Are you in New Zealand now?*YesNoCourses (Please select all of the courses you would like approval to enrol in)Courses General English (GE) English for Business (EB) English for University EU Executive course (EXE) Cambridge FCE Cambridge CAE Cambridge CPE Cambridge BEC Preliminary Cambridge BEC Vantage Cambridge BEC Higher IELTS IELTS Academic Writing Evening Class Preparation for the TOEFL ® Test Preparation for the TOEIC ® Test OET Online course: Conversation Online course: English for University – Step You do not need to take this test for TESOL. Please complete the TESOL Pre-test (0.06MB PDF file) and online application form instead.You do not need to take this test for Delta. Please email us for application materials.You do not need to take this test for CELTA. Please download the CELTA application form instead.Have you followed a course to prepare for a Cambridge exam before?YesNoPlease indicate which of the following Cambridge exams you have previously taken, and your grade: None FCE CPE KET/PET CAE FCE GradeCPE GradeKET/PET GradeCAE GradePart 2: Self-Assessment *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 guidelinesCountryselectAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaColombiaComorosCongo, Democratic Republic of theCongo, Republic of theCosta RicaCôte d'IvoireCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEast TimorEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFijiFinlandFranceGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuamGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiNorth KoreaSouth KoreaKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacedoniaMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMauritaniaMauritiusMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNorwayNorthern Mariana IslandsOmanPakistanPalauPalestinePanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbia and MontenegroSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSpainSri LankaSudanSudan, SouthSurinameSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVatican CityVenezuelaVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, U.S.YemenZambiaZimbabweListeningselectA1A2B1B2C1C2ReadingselectA1A2B1B2C1C2Speaking (interaction)selectA1A2B1B2C1C2Speaking (production)selectA1A2B1B2C1C2WritingselectA1A2B1B2C1C2*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 TestInstructions: 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 answersText 1: The Christmas Holidays1. A: You've just come back from your holiday over Christmas. Where selectdodidwas you go?2. B: Well I went back to England. At first I went for a selectwedding of a friendfriends weddingfriend's wedding,3. which was selectinaton the end of November, and then I decided to stay for Christmas because it's such a long way back to England.4. I selecthadhashave a really good time.5. A: selectWhatHowWhere did it feel going back to England?6. B: Great. It was really good to selectseelook atwatch all my friends and family and it was also quite nice7. selectbutbecauseand my boyfriend who's a New Zealander came to visit.8. It selectiswerewas the first time he'd been to England, so it was great to9. show selecthimhehis all the tourist sights10. selecttofromin London. We also went to Paris.Text 2: Computers11. I wrote my first program for a computer when I selectwashadwere thirteen years old.12. A program selecttelltellstold a computer to do something. My program told the computer to13. play selectatheany game. This computer was very big and slow.14. It didn't selectstillalreadyeven have a computer screen. But I thought it was wonderful. I was just15. a kid, but the computer selectdiddoesdo everything I told it to do. And even today, that's16. selectwhatwhyhow I love about computers. When I write a good program, it always17. selectworkworkedworks perfectly, every time.18. The computer was our toy. We grew up selectwithonby it. And when we grew up, we19. brought our toy with selectusourme. Now the computer is in our homes and in our offices.20. It selectchangedis changinghas changed our lives and it is changing them again, because21. now the computers selectcomeare comingcame together to make a new system.22. In selectthethatthis system, computers all over the world are beginning to work together.23. Our computers selectwill bemust beshould be our telephones, our post office, our library, and our banks. When we talk about this new system, we call it the Internet.Bill Gates The Road Ahead. Penguin 1995. © Microsoft Corporation. Permission sought.Text 3: Tramping - walking in New Zealand's forests and mountains24. New Zealand's selectbusybusierbusiest tourist season is generally in the warmer months from around November to25. April, though of course there's some exceptions - ski resort towns, selectobviouslyhoweverthen, will be26. packed out in winter. The most busy time to be travelling in New Zealand is selectduringwhileafter 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 August27. school holidays selectisarearen't also busy periods. If you're travelling during28. the school holidays, when New Zealanders as well as visitors are out on the road, remember that selectalleachevery29. type of accommodation and transport is selectprobablylikelypossible to fill up, especially the more30. selecteconomicalcheapexpensive places, so plan ahead. It may be more pleasant to visit New Zealand31. selecteitherneitherboth before or after this hectic period, when the weather is still warm and there32. selectarearen'tis as many other travellers around.33. New Zealand is not like some other countries, though, selectwherewhenwhich the weather is so miserable at some34. times of the year that there's no selectreasonpointuse in going.35. You selectwillwon'tshould need warmer clothes in winter but there are36. selectmanya lotmuch other things to see and do in New Zealand all year around.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 outA: Hi. How are you? B: I'm good 37. A: Very good. So, listen. We selectgoare going to gowill go out tonight. That's the plan, right? B: Yeah, that's the plan.38. A: OK. So have you thought about what sort of thing selectyou'd likeyou likeyou liked to do? B: Well, I rather fancy seeing a movie actually and maybe have dinner.39. A: Yes, food selectsoundstastesis good. I was actually thinking about40. selectseeingto seesee a play. B: Oh really?41. A: Yeah, I selecthaven't seendidn't seewon't see anything live for a long time. B: That's a good idea. What would you like to see?42. A: Well, it's funny. The other day on Sunday I selectlistenedhave listenedwas listening to the radio. Amanda Jones came on. She's directing a play called 'The Birthday Party'. B: I've heard it's really good.43. A: And I thought it could be a good bet. It's also on at the Maidment, so it's a selectlowreasonablecheap price. B: Oh right. So how much is that? A: Umm, well, it's $18 if you're under 25B: That's not us then, is it? A: No, it doesn't really matter44. B: We could selecthavetohaving something to eat first.45. A: Yeah, yeah, that'd be good. We selectcouldmustwill go to Ken's Yakitori quite early, like, round 6:3046. B: Ok, well, selectit'sthat'syou're great. So what time would you like to meet?47. selectWillShallDo we meet in town or48. should I selectgetdroppick you up? A: We'll meet at Ken's.Text 5: The Case for an Increased Greenhouse Effect49. The earth has an average surface temperature of about 15°C, although the temperature on the surface selectchangesvarieslasts from -60°C to 80°C.50. The planet is in a heat balance. Light energy released by the sun selectwarm upwarms upwarming up the surface of the earth;51. as a result, heat energy is selectreleasedreleasingrelease from the earth's surface into space, cooling the earth down.52. If the earth had selectnoanynot atmosphere around it, the surface would be about53. 33°C colder selecton averageby averagein average. This is54. selectbecausewhyso the gases trap heat energy. Light energy can pass through the gases but heat energy55. cannot get out again selecttoo easilyso easilyso easy. As with the glass in a gardener's greenhouse56. selectwhichwhatit lets in light but holds back heat, the earth's atmosphere warms up. This is known57. selectasbyfrom the greenhouse effect. The power of the greenhouse effect is58. selectnoticedshownfound by earth's neighbour, the planet Venus. Venus is nearer to the sun than we are and if it59. lacked an atmosphere, it selectwould have hadwould havewould be an average surface temperature of 37°C.60. However, its atmosphere selectmakes upcomprisesconsists 96% carbon dioxide. When a recent space craft landed, it found a surface temperature of 428°C!Tomkins, S., M.J. Reiss & C. Morris Biology at Work. © CUP 1992. Reproduced with the permission of Cambridge University PressPart 4: Writing TaskInstructions: Please write 100 - 200 words in the box below describing:Your education and work experienceYour reason for studying EnglishYour plans for after your English courseWord count:Part 5: Speaking TaskAfter 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.Privacy* I have read and accept the privacy statement below. 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