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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

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Write the letter for the right one.

  1. You are told if your favourite football team has won.
  2. Come on this day and find out why sport is good for you.
  3. You can watch a match here this afternoon.
  4. If you like this sport, go to the meeting this evening.
  5. Some people can get ready to play tennis in here.

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 best answer to the question.

  1. Where do you live?
  2. How many brothers does he have?
  3. What nationality are they?
  4. Are you Spanish?
  5. Do you like music?

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 to fit the gap.

The bagpipe is a musical instrument that (1) played in Scotland during cultural festivals (2) celebrations. It is considered Scotland's national instrument. (3) , it is believed to have originally come from the Middle East

It uses reeds and a bag to create (4) sound. The sound is produced (5) blowing into a blowpipe to make a sound that comes out of the three drones that come (6) of the top of the bag.

There are over thirty different types of bagpipe, but (7) one used in Scotland is the Highland Pipes. They are part of Scottish life and they are used on special occasions. All Scottish Army regiments have a piper to play the bagpipes (8) they go on parade.

They are an important feature in (9) songs, stories and poems as they represent the cultural heritage of the Scots. One of the most popular songs played (10) the bagpipes is Scotland the Brave.

Complete the form with Jane's details.

My name’s Jane Short. I was born on 26 May 2000. I live at Flat 2A, 164 Market Street, Oxford, and my postcode is OX2 5JZ. My mobile number is 07200 329922 and my email address is janes@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 advertisement and the email. Fill in the information in Emma's notes.

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EMMA's NOTES

Shopping with Sofia

Name of Shop: Apple Phones

Date Going: (1)

Address of Shop: (2)

Sale price of phones: (3) €

Place to meet Sofia: (4)

Time bus leaves: (5)

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

1. Our luggage was taken to our room by one of the hotel staff.

One of the hotel staff our luggage to our room.

2. Our tour guide only joined the company a few days before.

Our tour guide had been with the company days.

3. Our hotel was not very far from the beach.

Our hotel was quite the beach.

4. We could walk to the beach in about a minute.

It us about a minute to walk to the beach.

5. We had a special dinner on the last evening.

There a special dinner on the last evening.


 

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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