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English Placement Test

Please fill out the English Placement Test below to the best of your ability so that we can place you most appropriately.

  • Part 1: Grammar

    Choose the BEST answer for each blank
  • Part 2: Verbs

    Read each sentence and write the correct form of the verb in parenthesis.
  • Part 3: Reading Comprehension

    Read each paragraph and choose the best answer for the questions below.
  • Reading 1: Directions to Erik’s House

    Leave Interstate 25 at exit 7S. Follow that road (Elm Street) for two miles. After one mile, you will pass a small shopping center on your left. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right onto Maple Drive. Erik’s house is the third house on your left. It’s number 33, and it’s white with green trim.
  • Reading 2: Work Email

    Date: May 16, 1999
    To: Megan Fallerman
    From: Steven Roberts
    Subject: Staff Meeting

    Hello Megan,

    Please be prepared to give your presentation on the monthly sales figures at our upcoming staff meeting. In addition to the accurate accounting of expenditures for the monthly sales, be ready to discuss possible reasons for fluctuations as well as possible trends in future customer spending.

    Thank you,

  • Reading 3: Anna Szewcyzk

    Anna Szewcyzk, perhaps the most popular broadcaster in the news media today, won the 1998 Broadcasting Award. She got her start in journalism as an editor at the Hollsville County Times in Missouri. When the newspaper went out of business, a colleague persuaded her to enter the field of broadcasting. She moved to Oregon to begin a master’s degree in broadcast journalism at Atlas University. Following graduation, she was able to begin her career as a local newscaster with WPSU-TV in Seattle, Washington, and rapidly advanced to national television. Noted for her quick wit and trenchant commentary, her name has since become synonymous with Good Day, America! Accepting the award at the National Convention of Broadcast Journalism held in Chicago, Ms. Szewcyzk remarked, “I am so honored by this award that I’m at a total loss for words!” Who would ever have believed it?
  • Part 4: Open Response

    Respond to the following questions in COMPLETE SENTENCES
  • Part 5: You ask the questions

    Write the most appropriate questions for the following answers provided. Your questions should be a complete sentence.
  • Answer: It is a book
  • Answer: That’s my friend, Dr. Lawrence
  • Answer: He arrived yesterday on the three o’clock plane from Austin.
  • Answer: He was born in New York during the Second World War.
  • Answer: The Nurses’ Station is down the hall
  • Answer: The meeting will be at two o’clock.
  • Answer: The patient is feeling better, thank you.
  • Answer: Yes, there is some coffee left in the pot.
  • Answer: Mary and her brother are watching TV.
  • Answer: That blue coat costs $55.50
  • Answer: We can’t come tomorrow because we have to work until six o’clock.
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