Teste de proficiência


Hello and welcome to the placement test! Please answer the following 120 questions in up to 40 minutes.  Please skip questions you don't know the answer to but you can make some educated guesses here and there (please no wild guesses! ).    It is very important that you do the test alone; do not ask for help or use the internet, dictionaries, etc.  Good luck!



Olá, seja bem-vindo(a) ao teste de proficiência! Por favor responda as 120 perguntas em até 40 minutos.  Você deve pular as perguntas que não souber responder, mas é aceitavel "chutar" um pouco  -  caso tenha um bom palpite!  É muito importante que faça teste sem ajuda de ninguém, nem tampouco deve usar a internet ou dicionários para sanar quaisquer dúvidas que possa ter. Boa sorte!

Por favor digite seu nome
Por favor digite seu email
1. Where _____ from?
I'm from Brazil.
2. We have____ house in Campina Grande.
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 Spanish?
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 Argentina.
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 sometime soon.
35. João 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 Isabela 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 Outback 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. Paul 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. Bia 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 to my computer.
120. The number of turtles on the island ___________ by 70% over the last decade.