Oxford Placement Test 1 - grammar test, Esercitazioni e Esercizi di Lingua Inglese. Università di Milano
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Oxford Placement Test 1 - grammar test, Esercitazioni e Esercizi di Lingua Inglese. Università di Milano

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Oxford Placement Test 1 Grammar Test Part 1


Total Listening / 100 Total Grammar Part 2 / 50

Total Grammar Part 1 / 50 Grand total / 100

Look at these examples. The correct answer is ticked. A B C

a In warm climates people like likes are liking sitting outside in the sun.

b If it is very hot, they sit at in under the shade.

Now the test will begin. Tick the correct answers.

1 Water is to boil is boiling boils at a temperature of 100° C.

2 In some countries there is is it is very hot all the time.

3 In cold countries people wear thick clothes for keeping to keep for to keep warm.

4 In England people are always talking about a weather the weather weather .

5 In some places it rains there rains it raining almost every day.

6 In deserts there isn’t the some any grass.

7 Places near the Equator have a warm the warm warm weather even in cold season.

8 In England coldest the coldest colder time of year is usually from December to February.

9 The most Most of Most people don’t know what it’s like in other countries.

10 Very less little few people can travel abroad.

11 Mohammed Ali has won won is winning his first world title fight in 1960.

12 After he had won have won was winning an Olympic gold medal he became a professional boxer.

13 His religious beliefs have made him made him to made him change his name when he became champion.

14 If he has would have had lost his first fight with Sonny Liston, no one would have been surprised.

15 He has travelled a lot both and or as a boxer and as a world - famous personality

16 He is very well known all in all over in all the world.

17 Many people is believing are believing believe he was the greatest boxer of all time.

18 To be the best from in of the world is not easy.

19 Like any top sportsman Ali had to must should train very hard. 20 Even though he has now lost his title, people would will did always remember him as a champion.

The history of aeroplane the aeroplane an aeroplane is

quite a a quite quite short one. For many centuries men

are trying try had tried to fly, but with

little few a little success. In the 19th century a few people

succeeded to fly in flying into flying in balloons. But it wasn’t until

the beginning of this next that century that anybody

were is was able to fly in a machine

who which what was heavier than air, in other words, in

who which what we now call a ‘plane. The first people to achieve

‘powered flight’ were the Wright brothers. His Their Theirs

was the machine which was the forerunner of the Jumbo jets

and supersonic airliners that are such such a so common

sight today. They could should couldn’t hardly have imagined that in 1969,

not much not many no much more than half a century later,

a man will be had been would be landed on the moon.

Already a man man the man is taking the first steps towards the stars.

Although space satellites have existed since during for less

than forty years, we are now dependent from of on them for all

kinds of informations information an information . Not only

are they they are there are being used for scientific research in

apace, but also to see what kind of weather is coming comes coming .

By 1998 there would must will have been satellites in space for forty

years and the ‘space superpowers’ are planning to have make let

massive space stations built. When these will be are will have been

completed it will be the first time when where that astronauts will be

able to work in space in large numbers. Apart For Except all that,

in many ways the most remarkable flight of above at all was

it that that one of the flying bicycle, which the world saw on television,

flying to fly fly across the Channel from England to France, with nothing

apart but than a man to power it. As the bicycle- flyer said,

It’s the first time I realize I’ve realized I am realizing what hard work it is to be a bird!’

Grammar Test PART 2 51 Many teachers say to say tell their students should learn a foreign language.

52 Learning a second language is not the same as like than learning a first language.

53 It takes long time long a long time to learn any language.

54 It is said that Chinese is perhaps the world’s harder hardest more hard language to master.

55 English is quite difficult because of all the exceptions who which what have to be learnt.

56 You can learn the basic structures of a language quite quickly, but only if you are wanting will to are willing to make an effort.

57 A lot of people aren’t used to the study to study to studying grammar in their own language.

58 Many adult students of English wish they would start would have started had started their language studies earlier.

59 In some countries students have to spend a lot of time working on by in their own.

60 There aren’t no any some easy ways of learning a foreign language in your own country.

61 Some people try to improve their English by hearing listening listening to to Bbc World Service.

62 Live Life Living with a foreign family can be a good way to learn a language.

63 It’s no use to try trying in trying to learn a language just by studying a dictionary.

64 Many students of English would rather not would rather prefer not would rather not to take tests.

65 Some people think it’s time we all learn should learn learnt a single international language.

Charles Walker is a teacher at a comprehensive school in Norwich.

He has joined joined joins the staff of the school in 1988 and

has been working worked works there ever since.

Before move to move moving to Norwich, he taught in Italy and in Wales,

and before that he has been was was being a student at Cambridge

University. So far he isn’t wasn’t hasn’t been in Norwich for as long

as he was in Wales, but he likes the city a lot and should would could

like to stay there for at least another two years, or, how which as he

puts it, until his two children have will have will be grown up a bit.

He met his wife, Kate, in 1982 while he was to live was living had been living

abroad for a while, and they got married in 1986.

Their two children, Mark and Susan, are were have been both born in Norwich.

The Walkers’ boy, who which he is four, has just started

at nursery school, but his their her sister

shall stay stays will be staying at home for another couple of years,

because she is nearly two years younger more young the younger

than him. Charles and Kate Walker are used use used to live in the country, but now that they

have children, they have moved move moved

into the city. Charles wanted a house next near close the

school in order for to get to work easily. Unfortunately

the a that one the two of them really wanted was too expensive,

so they must should had to buy one a bit further away.

By the time the children go will go will have gone to secondary school,

that wich what , Charles and Kate hope will be in Norwich, the

Walkers will have been have been will be living there for at least fifteen years.

They can’t be sure if they stay do stay will stay , but if they don’ t didn’t won’t , their friends won’t be too surprised.

Now tick the correct question tag in the following 10 items:

91 John’s coming to see you, hasn’t he wasn’t he isn’t he ?

92 It’s been a long time since you’ve seen him, hasn’t it isn’t it haven’t you ?

93 He’s due to arrive tomorrow, won’t he isn’t he will he ?

94 He wont’ be getting in till about 10.30, isn’t he is he will he ?

95 You met him while you were on holiday, didn’t you weren’t you haven’t you ?

96 I think I’m expected to pick him up, aren’t I don’t I are you ?

97 No doubt you, d rather he stayed in England now, didn’t you wouldn’t you shouldn’t you ?

98 Nobody else has been told he’s coming, is he has he have they ?

99 We’d better not stay up too late tonight, didn’t we have we had we ?

100 I suppose it’s time we called it a day, didn’t we isn’t don’t I ?

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