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Online English language level test

Einstüfungstest Englisch
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  2. Where can you see these notices?
  3. 1. Please leave your room key at reception(*)


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  4. 2. Foreign money changed here(*)


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  5. 3. Afternoon show begins at 2PM(*)


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  6. 4. CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS: Lessons start again on 8th January(*)


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  7. 5. Price per night: $10 a tent, $5 a person(*)


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  2. In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below.

    Scotland

    Scotland is the north part of the island of Great Britain. The Atlantic Ocean is on the west and the North Sea on the east. Some people (6) __________ Scotland speak a different language called Gaelic.

    There are (7) __________ five million people in Scotland, and Edinburgh is (8) __________ most famous city.

    Scotland has many mountains; the highest one is called “Ben Nevis”. In the south of Scotland, there are a lot of sheep. A long time ago, there (9) __________ many forests, but now there are only a (10) __________.

    Scotland is only a small country, but it is quite beautiful.

  3. 6. Some people ______ Scotland(*)
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  4. 7. There are ______ five million(*)
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  5. 8. Edinburgh is ______ most famous city.(*)
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  6. 9. there ______ many(*)
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  7. 10. there are only a ______(*)
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    Alice Guy Blaché

    Alice Guy Blaché was the first female film director. She first became involved in cinema whilst working for the Gaumont Film Company in the late 1890s. This was a period of great change in the cinema and Alice was the first to use many new inventions, (11) __________ sound and colour.

    In 1907 Alice (12) __________ to New York where she started her own film company. She was (13) __________ successful, but, when Hollywood became the centre of the film world, the best days of the independent New York film companies were (14) __________. When Alice died in 1968, hardly anybody (15) __________ her name.

  3. 11. ______ sound and colour.(*)



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  4. 12. In 1907 Alice ______ to New York(*)



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  5. 13. She was ______ successful(*)



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  6. 14. of the independent New York film companies were ______(*)



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  7. 15. hardly anybody ______ her name(*)



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    UFOs – do they exist?

    UFO is short for “unidentified flying object”. UFOs are popularly known as flying saucers, (16) __________ that is often the (17) __________ they are reported to be.

    The (18) __________ “flying saucers” were seen in1947 by an American pilot, but experts who studied his claim decided it had been a trick of the light. Even people experienced at watching the sky, (19) __________ as pilots, report seeing UFOs.

    In 1978 a pilot reported a collection of UFOs off the coast of New Zealand. A television (20) __________ went up with the pilot and filmed the UFOs. Scientists studying this phenomenon later discovered that in this case they were simply lights on boats out fishing.

  3. 16. known as flying saucers, ______(*)



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  4. 17. that is often the ______ they are reported to be(*)



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  5. 18. The ______ “flying saucers” were seen in 1947(*)



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  6. 19. Even people experienced at watching the sky, ______ as pilots(*)



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  7. 20. A television ______ went up with the pilot(*)



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  2. In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.
  3. 21. The teacher encouraged her students ______ to an English pen-friend.(*)



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  4. 22. They spent a lot of time ______ at the pictures in the museum. (*)



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  5. 23. Shirley enjoys science lessons, but all her experiments seem to ______ wrong.(*)



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  6. 24. ______ from Michael, all the group arrived on time.(*)



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  7. 25. She ______ her neighbour's children for the broken window.(*)



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  8. 26. As I had missed the history lesson, my friend went ______ the homework with me.(*)



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  9. 27. Whether she's a good actress or not is a ______ of opinion.(*)



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  10. 28. The decorated roof of the ancient palace was ______ up by four thin columns.(*)



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  11. 29. Would it ______ you if we came on Thursday?(*)



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  12. 30. This form ______ be handed in until the end of the week.(*)



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  2. In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.
  3. 31. If you make a mistake when you are writing, just ______ it out with your pen.(*)



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  4. 32. Although our opinions on many things ______, we're good friends.(*)



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  5. 33. This product must be eaten ______ two days of purchase.(*)



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  6. 34. The newspaper report contained ______ important information.(*)



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  7. 35. Have you considered ______ to London?(*)



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  8. 36. It can be a good idea for people who lead an active life to increase their ______ of vitamins.(*)



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  9. 37. I thought there was a ______ of jealousy in his reaction to my good fortune.(*)



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  10. 38. Why didn't you ______ that you were feeling ill?(*)



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  11. 39. James was not sure exactly where his best interests ______.(*)



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  12. 40. He's still getting ______ the shock of losing his job.(*)



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  2. In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below.

    The tallest buildings – skyscrapers

    Nowadays; skyscrapers can be found in most major cities of the world. A building which was many (41) __________ high was first called a skyscraper in the United States at the end of the 19th century, and New York has perhaps the (42) __________ skyscraper of them all, the Empire State Building. The (43) __________ beneath the streets of New York is rock, (44) __________ enough to take the heaviest load without sinking, and is therefore well-suited to bearing the (45) __________ of tall buildings.

  3. 41. A building which was many ______ high(*)



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  4. 42. New York has perhaps the _____ skyscraper of them all(*)



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  5. 43. The ______ beneath the streets of New York is rock(*)



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  6. 44. ______ enough to take the heaviest load without sinking(*)



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  7. 45. well-suited to bearing the _____ of tall buildings(*)



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    Scrabble

    Scrabble is the world's most popular word game. For its origins, we have to go back to the 1930s in the USA, when Alfred Butts, an architect, found himself out of (46) __________ . He decided that there was a (47) __________ for a board game based on words, and (48) __________ to design one. Eventually he made a (49) __________ from it, in spite of the fact that his original (50) __________ was only three cents a game.

  3. 46. found himself out of _____(*)



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  4. 47. He decided that there was a _____ for a board game(*)



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  5. 48. and _____ to design one(*)



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  6. 49. Eventually he made a _____ from it(*)



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  7. 50. his original __________ was only three cents a game(*)



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  3. 51. Roger's manager _____ to make him stay late if he hadn't finished the work.(*)



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  4. 52. By the time he has finished his week's work, John has hardly _____ energy left for the weekend.(*)



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  5. 53. As the game _____ to a close, disappointed spectators started to leave.(*)



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  6. 54. I don't remember _____ the front door when I left home this morning.(*)



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  7. 55. I _____ to other people borrowing my books: they always forget to return them.(*)



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  8. 56. Andrew's attempts to get into the swimming team have not _____ with much success.(*)



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  9. 57. Although Harry had obviously read the newspaper article carefully, he didn't seem to have _____ the main point.(*)



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  10. 58. A lot of the views put forward in the documentary were open to _____.(*)



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  11. 59. The new college _____ to the needs of students with a variety of learning backgrounds.(*)



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  12. 60. I find the times of English meals very strange - I'm not used _____ dinner at 6 p.m.(*)



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