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AMERICAN LANGUAGE COURSE PLACEMENT TEST Form 9R

PART I - LISTENING
Directions for questions 1-25. You will hear questions on the
test tape. Select the one correct answer a, b, c, or d and mark
your answer sheet. DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST BOOKLET.
1. a. three 9. a. to give an order
b. sixty b. to answer a question
c. sixteen c. to complete a
statement
d. six d. to explain a statement
2. a. a sheep 10. a. It hit the dock.
b. a chip b. It stayed intact.
c. a ship c. It missed the rocks.
d. a jeep d. It went to pieces.
3. a. a good heater 11. a. Saluted a captain.
b. a good buy b. Saluted quickly.
c. good mileage c. Gave a perfect
salute.
d. a good driver d. Gave two salutes.
4. a. examine it 12. a. It was raining
hard.
b. turn it off b. Light rain was
falling.
c. repair it c. The sun was
shining.
d. turn it on d. It was partly
cloudy.
5. a. well done meat 13. a. because they like it
b. slightly bloody meat b. Mr. and Mrs. Jones
c. meat cooked in oil c. two hours every night
d. salted meat d. at home
6. a. add more 14. a. a used car
b. test the number b. a car never used
c. fail them c. a repaired car
d. reduce the number d. an old car with a new
engine
7. a. They drew plans for it. 15. a. one block from the
cafeteria
b. They constructed it. b. in the cafeteria
c. They erected a bridge. c. across from the
cafeteria
d. They crossed a bridge. d. by the cafeteria
8. a. made from 16. a. after getting a
haircut
b. separated from b. after eating his
dinner
c. repaired with c. at the barbershop
d. furnished with d. at the cafeteria
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17. a. The temperature went up. 21. a. hail
b. It got cooler. b. a solid
c. The temperature stayed c. snow
the same. d. a liquid
d. The fall season arrived.
22. a. water
18. a. That's a big boy for a b. space
small load. c. traffic
b. His brother is a big d. forest
load.
c. His brother is handsome. 23. a. He is handsome.
d. The load is rather large. b. He is arrested.
c. He is overweight.
19. a. Do you have any d. He is fortunate.
identification?
b. Do you want traveler's 24. a. the greatest
checks? b. the lowest
c. Shall I get a check for c. the shortest
you? d. the last
d. How do you want this
money? 25. a. a pharmacist
b. a physician
20. a. inaccurate c. a physicist
b. confusing d. a supervisor
c. strict
d. easy
Directions for questions 26-50. You will now hear statements on
the test tape. Select the one correct answer a, b, c, or d and
mark your answer sheet.
26. a. I can go to town. 29. a. Get on the machine.
b. I must go to town. b. Turn the machine.
c. I ought to go to town. c. Start it.
d. I may go to town. d. Point it out.
27. a. It is a liquid. 30. a. It may rain.
b. It will burn easily. b. It can rain.
c. It is a fuel. c. It will rain.
d. It will not burn. d. It ought to rain.
28. a. He was afraid. 31. a. The house is nice.
b. He was nervous. b. The house is large.
c. He was relaxed. c. The house-is small.
d. He was unhappy. d. The house is white.
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32. a. He seems to be angry. 40. a. Henry wants to go
outside.
b. He's angry. b. The weather is warm.
c. He likes to be angry. c. The weather is very
cold.
d. He isn't angry. d. Mike is feeling warm.
33. a. He examined it'. 41. a. They are good
friends.
b. He paid and left. b. They don't know each
other.
c. He bought the hotel. c. They aren't friendly
with
d. He arrived and moved in. each other.
d. They haven't seen
each other
34. a. I will check it. for a long time.
b. I will repair it.
c. I will buy it tomorrow. 42. a. Bill, please get my
hat.
d. I will show it to you. b. Bill doesn't want to
get
his hat.
35. a. They will set it on fire. c. Allow me to get my
hat.
b. They will take it apart. d. Don't get my hat.
c. They will repair it.
d. They will paint it. 43. a. He likes the
same kind
every
day.
36. a. He will read every page. b. He likes only one
kind of
b. He read all the pages. food.
c. He didn't read every c. He likes many
different
page. foods.
d. He read nothing in the d. He likes only some
foods.
book.
44. a. John wants coffee and
pie.
37. a. John wants to go b. John already had pie
and
immediately. coffee.
b. John is already late. c. The waitress likes
pie and
c. Tom doesn't want to go. coffee.
d. Tom will come later. d. The waitress gave
John a
menu.
38. a. I joined in September.
b. I joined in December. 45. a. They have dinner
in their
c. I joined before rooms.
graduation. b. They study while
having
d. I graduated from the dinner.
service. c. They study before
dinner.
d. They study after
dinner.
39. a. The sleeves are too long.
b. The coat fits just right. 46. a. Paperback books
are more
c. The sleeves are O.K. expensive.
d. The sleeves are too short. b. Hard cover books
are less
expensive.
c. Hard cover books
are cheaper.
d. Paperback books
are less
expensive.
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47. a. George's roommate went to 49. a. John's friend is
learning
the bank. to drive.
b. George went to the bank. b. John taught his
friend to
c. George and his roommate drive.
went there. c. John still hasn't
learned
d. George's roommate didn't to drive.
go to the bank. d. A friend gave John
driving
lessons.
48. a. Lt. Allen wrote his
return address. 50. a. She arrived just
before 10:00.
b. He returned the package. b. She arrived
immediately after
c. He didn't write his Mr. Jones.
return address. c. She arrived a few
minutes
d. He forgot to return the after ten.
package. d. She arrived with Mr.
Jones.
Directions for questions 51-60. You will now hear dialogs on the
test tape.
Select the one correct answer a, b, c, or d and mark your answer
sheet.
51. a. He refused the woman's 54. a. She wanted to go to
town.
request to drive the car. b. She wanted to meet
the
b. He granted the woman captain's parents.
permission to drive the c. She wanted to go to
the
car. airport.
c. He told the woman the car d. She wanted to grant
his
is brand new. request.
d. He told the woman the car
is not in good condition. 55. a. Dr. White will
come by plane.
b. Dr. White
arrives this week.
52. a. He was late for the c. Dr. White will
come straight
briefing. home.
b. He got to the briefing d. Dr. White will
come home
just in time. after he
visits New York.
c. The colonel was late for
the briefing. 56. a. He will finish by
the end of
d. He should go through the the week.
door. b. He won't finish
by the end
of the week.
53. a. The woman is on the wrong c. He must finish
by the end of
plane. the week.
b. The woman is on the right d. He might finish
by the end
train. of the week.
c. The seat is already in
use.
d. The seat is not being
held for anyone.
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57. a. The student starts class 59. a. The parents will
provide
at 0730. transportation.
b. The student is late to b. The parents aren't
worried
class. about the concert.
c. The class will not begin c. There won't be enough for
until later. everybody.
d. The class will be held d. The parents aren't going
to
downtown. the concert.
58. a. She wants to buy a 60. a. Bill did poorly and
cannot
transistor radio. be retested again
until next
b. She wants to listen to month.
overseas radio stations. b. Bill cannot be
retested even
c. She wants to trade an if he wants it.
old television set for c. Bill should take the
test
a radio. again next week.
d. She wants to sell d. Bill did well and
won't be
transistor radios. tested again until
next month.
THIS IS THE END OF THE LISTENING PART OF THE TEST.
PART II - READING
Directions for questions 61-100. Choose the one correct answer
a, b, c, or d and mark your answer sheet. DO NOT WRITE ON THE
TEST BOOKLET.
61. Newspapers are published in many cities.,
a. sold
b. read
c. printed
d. bought
62. The instructor collected the examination papers.
a. gathered
b. erased
c. distributed
d. graded
63. When you order wire, you must state the diameter that you
need.
a. price
b . thickness
c. length
d. use
64. Does he desire further education?
a. less
b. scientific
c. more
d. necessary
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65. Upon retiring from the service, Captain Jones was hired by
an aircraft company.
a. kept
b. flown
c. discharged
d. employed
66. The meeting terminated at four o'clock.
a. was postponed
b . was half-way over
c. got started
d. came to an end
67. He looked the engine over thoroughly.
a. completely
b. along .time ago
c. hurriedly
d. carelessly
68. Tomorrow's weather will determine whether we are to go or
stay.
a. postpone
b . apply
c. be disregarded
d. be the deciding factor
69. He tried to put out the fire, but it got out of hand.
a. became uncontrollable
b. was put out
c . left his hand
d. became smaller
70. ...........you ever studied algebra?
a. Do
b. Have
c. Has
d. Did
71. This is a good car;.......... the other hand, that one is
better.
a. by
b . at
c. on
d. to
72. The book on the table is............
a. us
b. them
c. ours
d. their
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73. I have worked........... a mechanic for several years.
a. in
b. as
c. to
d. at
74. The heavy rain prevented us from.......... for our next
base.
a. leave
b. to leave
c. left
d. leaving
75. Will you please............. me some coffee?
a. fill
b. pour
c. drink
d. put
76. There is very little possibility.........finding his lost
pen.
a. by
b. from
c. of
d. to
77. I haven't seen John today........., I haven't seen him for
over a week.
a. Nevertheless
b. Than
c. In fact
d. Therefore
78. The first sergeant had all the telephones....... today.
a. repair
b. repairing
c. repairs
d. repaired
79. The training has been accelerated. It has been........
a. speeded up
b. stopped
c. lengthened
d. eliminated
80. Would you mind............all the windows in the room?
a. closed
b. close
c. closing
d. to close
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81. The cost of all the things I bought......... to $50.
a. were around
b. added up
c. over
d. down
82. When Jack told us the dimensions of his room, he was
talking about
its...........
a. measurements
b. color
c. location
d. quality
83. If John had-'had the money yesterday, he.......... the car.
a. buys
b. bought
c. would buy
d. would have bought
84. When did your brother............ ?
a. get marry
b. get married
c. got married
d. to marry
85. The patients haven't received their
medicine yet,......... ?
a. had they
b. received they
c. have they
d. didn't they
86. The problem was worked out. It was...........
a. solved
b. unsolved
c. given to someone
d. lost
87. Water is..........hydrogen and oxygen.
a. combined with
b. made to
c. composed of
d. evaporated,
88. Mr. Smith always carries his raincoat if the
weatherman....... rain.
a. predicted
b. had predicted
c. predicts
d. predicting
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89. When he went to buy a car, he....... a blue one.
a. picked out
b. will pick out
c. picking out
d. picks out
90. She was interested in............ English.
a. to learn
b . learning
c. the learning
d. have learned
91. Everyone was happy............. free tickets to the
movie.
a. received
b. to receive
c. have received
d. were received

92. That regulation on training.............yet.
a. not change
b. was not changing
c. has not been changed
d. hasn't change
93. The secretary said, "Would you like to see any particular
person?"
The visitor replied, "Yes,............. "
a. all of them
b. Captain Burke
c. I will talk to anyone
d. I'm not particular
94. In note taking, a person is always...........
a. writing the main points
b. carrying messages from one place to another
c. completing short sentences
d. taking orders over the telephone
95. In one kind of code, each number represents a letter of
the alphabet.
In other words,.................................
a. every number precedes a letter
b. each number looks like a letter
c. every number is an alphabet
d. each number stands for a letter
96. Sgt. Smith said, "When I finish the report, I will pass
it on to
Sgt. Brown." Sgt. Brown.......................
a. received the report from Sgt. Smith
b. will receive the report from Sgt. Smith
c. will not receive the report from Sgt. Smith
d. will write his own report
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97. When the child ran in front of the moving taxi, the, driver
stopped
the car instantly. He stopped the taxi....................
a. cautiously
b . slightly
c. abruptly
d. unevenly
98. John stirred his cup of coffee. He............ his coffee.
a. mixed
b. heated
c. poured
d. tasted
99. The mechanic spilled the oil on the motor. He.............
a. put the oil in the motor
b . spread the oil carefully
c. removed the oil from the motor
d. accidentlly poured the oil in the wrong place
100. My watch functions properly. It is.............
a. out of order
b . in good shape
c. worn out
d. not working
THIS IS THE END OF THE TEST.

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