General placement test

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1. Where ___ from? I’m from Russia.

 
 
 

2. We have ___ house in Moscow.

 
 
 

3. I have two ___, a boy and a girl.

 
 
 

4. I work in a ____. I’m a doctor.

 
 
 

5. This is my brother. ___ name’s Paul.

 
 
 

6. ___ five people in my family.

 
 
 

7. I get up ___ 7 o’clock in the morning.

 
 
 

8. I like apples, but I ___ bananas.

 
 
 

9. Excuse me, ___ speak French?

 
 
 

10. How much are ___ shoes?

 
 
 

11. Where are my glasses? They’re ____ the table.

 
 
 

12. My sister ___ tennis very well.

 
 
 

13. I usually go to work ___ train.

 
 
 

14. I don’t see my parents very often ____ they live in South Africa.

 
 
 

15. Rosie stayed ___ home yesterday afternoon.

 
 
 

16. Last night I ___ to the cinema.

 
 
 

17. The ___ is quite expensive but the food there is excellent.

 
 
 

18. Do you want to listen to music or ___ TV?

 
 
 

19. ___ were you at the weekend? I was in Scotland.

 
 
 

20. ___ you have a good time at the party? Yes, it was fun.

 
 
 

21. Are you ___ English teacher?

 
 
 

22. Bob will meet ___ at the airport.

 
 
 

23. I’m going to a concert tonight. ___ you like to come?

 
 
 

24. ___ use your dictionary? Sure. Here you are.

 
 
 

25. I like this apartment but the ___ is too expensive for me.

 
 
 

26. Excuse me, how do I ___ to the bus station?

 
 
 

27. Do you sell stamps? Yes, we do. How ___ do you want?

 
 
 

28. Sorry I’m so late. That’s ___.

 
 
 

29. I’d like ___ milk in my coffee, please.

 
 
 

30. ____ a bus stop near my flat.

 
 
 

31. Is this a good time to talk? Sorry, no. I ____ dinner.

 
 
 

32. I think cycling is more dangerous ____ driving.

 
 
 

33. We ___ going to the theatre next Saturday.

 
 
 

34. ___ meet for coffee some time soon.

 
 
 

35. Kamal has got a holiday home near ___ sea.

 
 
 

36. If you’ve got a headache, you ___ go home.

 
 
 

37. ___ ever been to New York?

 
 
 

38. I only get about five hours’ sleep a night. That’s not ___.

 
 
 

39. Did Amina finish the report? No. She ___ it tomorrow.

 
 
 

40. Paula ___ loves working with children.

 
 
 

41. Is Ottawa the capital of Canada? I think ___.

 
 
 

42. We never ___ a television when I was a child.

 
 
 

43. We paid the restaurant bill ___ credit card.

 
 
 

44. The last time I ___ Joanna was in Paris.

 
 
 

45. If you ___ money from a friend, you should always pay it back promptly.

 
 
 
 

46. Can I make myself a cup of coffee? Of course. You ___ to ask.

 
 
 
 

47. I ___ a lot of sport in my free time.

 
 
 
 

48. ___ anywhere interesting recently?

 
 
 
 

49. It’s Walter’s birthday on Friday. He be ___ 30, I think.

 
 
 
 

50. Learning the piano isn’t as difficult ___ learning the violin.

 
 
 
 

51. If the weather ___ bad tomorrow, we can go to a museum.

 
 
 
 

52. About a billion cans of Coca-Cola ___ drunk around the world every day.

 
 
 
 

53. My mum’s not very well. Oh, ___.

 
 
 
 

54. Hans isn’t here. He ___ to see his grandmother. He’ll be back tomorrow.

 
 
 
 

55. Would you mind changing my appointment? ___ time on Friday is fine.

 
 
 
 

56. When I was a child, I ___ climb the wall and jump into our neighbours’ garden.

 
 
 
 

57. Have you finished ___ the wall yet?

 
 
 
 

58. Can you help me? I’ve tried ___ hotel in the city and can’t find a room.

 
 
 
 

59. Lena used to find work boring ___ she became a nurse.

 
 
 
 

60. If I ___ closer to my office, I could walk to work.

 
 
 
 

61. I ___ outside the cinema when suddenly a police car arrived.

 
 
 
 

62. Shall we go to The Riceboat for dinner? It ___ be fully booked. They’re sometimes busy on a Monday.

 
 
 
 

63. We’ve ___ come back from a trip to India. It was amazing.

 
 
 
 

64. I’ve got to be at work in five minutes. Don’t worry, I ___ you a lift if you want.

 
 
 
 

65. My doctor advised me ___ more exercise.

 
 
 
 

66. I couldn’t ___ up with the noise in the city, so we moved to the countryside.

 
 
 
 

67. There’s no name on this dictionary. It ___ be mine then. Mine’s got my name on the front.

 
 
 
 

68. Julia ___ married since she was 20.

 
 
 
 

69. Don’t worry if I ___ late tonight. I’m going to the gym after work.

 
 
 
 

70. I’ve got a terrible headache, and it won’t go away. Have you tried ___ some aspirin?

 
 
 
 

71. Boxing is a sport ___ requires a lot of speed and fitness.

 
 
 
 

72. Jon ____ working on this project for a couple of months so he hasn’t made much progress yet.

 
 
 
 

73. I was wondering ___ I could ask you some questions. Sure, go ahead.

 
 
 
 

74. What clothes should I pack for a trip to Boston? Well, it depends ___ the time of year that you go.

 
 
 
 

75. I’ve finished this salad and I’m still hungry. I ___ ordered something more filling.

 
 
 
 

76. Do you ever ask your neighbours to do favours ___ you?

 
 
 
 

77. Some married couples seem to get more ___ over time.

 
 
 
 

78. I don’t know how much this card costs. The price label’s ___ off.

 
 
 
 

79. Ben got the job because he ___ a very good impression at his interview.

 
 
 
 

80. Salsa music always ___ me of my trip to Cuba.

 
 
 
 

81. I ___ to be picking Tom up at the station but I’ve lost my keys.

 
 
 
 

82. How about going to Colours nightclub? There’s no ___ I’m going there. It’s awful!

 
 
 
 

83. By the age of 18, I ___ not to go to university.

 
 
 
 

84. I’m afraid your car ___ repaired before next week.

 
 
 
 

85. The amount of organically grown food on sale has ___ enormously in recent years.

 
 
 
 

86. Can you believe it? A woman has been ___ for hacking into the computer of her online virtual
husband.

 
 
 
 

87. You may borrow my laptop ___ you promise to look after it.

 
 
 
 

88. It’s a huge painting. It ___ taken ages to complete.

 
 
 
 

89. Pierre tends to put ___ dealing with problems, rather than dealing with them immediately.

 
 
 
 

90. If the taxi hadn’t stopped for us, we ___ standing in the rain.

 
 
 
 

91. My mother’s Italian, so ___ the language has been quite easy for me.

 
 
 
 

92. ___ I had the talent, I still wouldn’t want to be a movie star.

 
 
 
 

93. The factory workers threatened ___ on strike if they didn’t get a pay rise.

 
 
 
 

94. I was about to go to sleep when it ___ to me where the missing keys might be.

 
 
 
 

95. There’s going to be a new department at work. They’ve asked me to ___ it up.

 
 
 
 

96. If the film is a ___ success, the director will get most of the credit.

 
 
 
 

97. By the end of today’s seminar I will ___ to each of you individually.

 
 
 
 

98. This is a photo of my little sister ___ ice cream on the beach.

 
 
 
 

99. Our students take their responsibilities very ___.

 
 
 
 

100. Pia ___ was delighted with the birthday present.

 
 
 
 

101. People were amazed that the burglary took place in ___ daylight.

 
 
 
 

102. She invested a lot of time ___ researching the most appropriate university course.

 
 
 
 

103. The police claimed that they acted in self-___.

 
 
 
 

104. I ___ remember putting my briefcase down on that shelf.

 
 
 
 

105. He turned ___ to be considerably older than I had imagined.

 
 
 
 

106. The windows in this house are in urgent ___ of replacement.

 
 
 
 

107. Speed cameras ___ shown to reduce accidents.

 
 
 
 

108. Life is ___ a deal easier for immigrants who can speak the local language.

 
 
 
 

109. The experiment ___ testing people’s responses before and after drinking coffee.

 
 
 
 

110. We may be a bit late. We’re ___ in a traffic jam.

 
 
 
 

111. Having ___ his driving test several times, Paul finally passed at the fourth attempt.

 
 
 
 

112. Gospel music has been a major influence ___ other musical styles, especially soul.

 
 
 
 

113. Maintaining an accurate balance sheet is essential, ___ business you’re in.

 
 
 
 

114. It’s ___ likely that this novel will win a literary prize.

 
 
 
 

115. It’s no ___ for me to get Brad’s phone number – I’ll be seeing him tonight.

 
 
 
 

116. I’d lived in Australia, so I was used to ___ on the left side of the road.

 
 
 
 

117. I don’t think the colours in Julia’s outfit ___ together.

 
 
 
 

118. Very rarely ___ here in July.

 
 
 
 

119. I prefer to buy CDs ___ download music from my computer.

 
 
 
 

120. The number of turtles on the island ___ by 70% over the last decade.

 
 
 
 

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