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Welcome to our free placement test which suggests the level of English course to follow.

placement test for schools

Our placement test for schools is a free placement test designed for students between the ages of 13 and 16 years old. It will take about 30 minutes to complete and it will suggest which Cambridge English course to follow.

Placement Test for Schools

Press the next button once you have completed each section. When you complete the test press the submit button.

Read the text about holiday home adverts.

City Flat Beautiful two-bedroom city flat five minutes walk from the cathedral. Fully equipped kitchen, living room with a large sofa and chairs, big TV and balcony. The balcony has space for four people to sit and gets the sun in the mornings, and the flat is light and warm. It has Wi-Fi and fast internet. The upstairs bedroom sleeps four people, with two double beds; the downstairs bedroom sleeps two in single beds. The flat is perfect for families and is near shops, bars and restaurants.
Farmhouse Four-bedroom farmhouse in the countryside. All of the four double bedrooms are en suite with luxury shower and bath. Farm kitchen with barbecue, tables and chairs outside. Great for groups of friends. The supermarket is half an hour by car and you can take a train from the village into the city. Escape from normal life for a few days as we have … NO INTERNET and you can only use mobile phones at the bottom of the garden!

Choose the word to complete the sentence.

  1. The in the flat has everything you need.
  2. Four people can sit on the at the flat.
  3. At the farmhouse, you can have a barbecue .
  4. It takes minutes to drive to the supermarket.
  5. You can only use mobile phones in the .

 

 

Read the two exam posters.

Poster 1

Poster 2

Choose the poster that says something about ...

  1. talking
  2. ID cards
  3. the type of pen
  4. arriving early
  5. books

There are eight signs, notices or other very short texts (A–H) and five sentences. You have to match each sentence to the right sign or notice

Write the letter after the sentence.

  1. You can learn to cook here.
  2. It will not be possible to buy food here this morning.
  3. Talk to this person if you are interested in this sport.
  4. You can buy healthy drinks in this place.
  5. If you want to get fit, go here to become a member.

Choose the correct answer from the three choices.

1. What do you have to do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. What has changed about the trip to Maldon?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. What will Sofia's mother do?

Choose the correct preposition.

  1. I live North Road.
  2. I got a puppy my birthday!
  3. She is married a doctor.
  4. You can come me.
  5. We always eat beef Sunday.

Read the article about Night Shift. Choose the best word for each space.

Some people have to work (1) night. This is not very healthy because we are made to (2) active in the day and to rest at night. If we do the opposite, it can have a bad effect (3) a person's health. So, why do people do the night shift?

Nowadays, many businesses offer a 24-hour service such (4) hotels, hospitals and some supermarkets. However, humans are most active in the middle (5) the day, and the time (6) they are least able to concentrate and work well is between 2 am and 4 am. This is because the body finds it very difficult to change to (7) opposite cycle and this will cause a lot of stress.

Unfortunately, things are not going to get better in the future because more and more businesses are working 24-hour cycles to keep (8) with our 24-hour society.

Choose the best word for the gap.

After the talk at on school, we have discussed a (1) about if single or mixed-sex schools are better. (2) students say that it would be better for girls and boys not to study together. However, I think mixed-sex classrooms are the best way (3) all of us.

Firstly, girls and boys (4) not always have a bad effect on each other. (5) fact, the opposite is often true as girls can calm (6) boys in the classroom. Also, the sense of competition boys (7) to the classroom can make girls study harder.

Secondly, schools help us prepare (8) the life outside school and our future workplaces will not separate us along gender lines. Therefore, we need to practice working with the opposite sex today if we are going to be any (9) at it in the future.

In the end, mixed-sex classrooms will not (10) everyone happy, but it is important we learn how to work together because we will be doing it for a long time to come.

Complete the form with Peter's details.

My name’s Peter Parker. I was born on 20 June 2001. I live at Flat 2A, 84 North Street, London, and my postcode is SE4 5JZ. My mobile number is 08200 329920 and my email address is peterp@gmail.com.

  1. First name
  2. Last name (2)
  3. Date of birth (3) (DD/MM/YYYY)
  4. Address (4)
  5. City (5)
  6. Postcode (6)
  7. Phone (7)
  8. Email (8)

Read the school notice and the email. Fill in the information in Will's notes.

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WILL'S NOTES

School Trip

Name of Place: Science Museum

Date of my trip: (1)

Cost of my trip: (2) €

Take: (3)

Place to catch bus in morning: (4)

Time bus leaves museum: (5)

For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first. Use no more than three words.

1. The Odeon Cinema is near my house.

The Odean Cinema is not my house.

2. The cinema has five screens.

There five screens in the cinema.

3. My brother is too young to come with us.

My brother isn't to come with us.

4. The film was so long that I fell asleep.

It was such that I fell asleep.

5. The title of the film was The Lost Boy.

The film The Lost Boy.


 

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The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

Cambridge English Examinations:

Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the elementary level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.

A2 Key | B1 Preliminary | B2 First