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The Straightforward Beginner Placement Test has been designed to help you decide whether the Straightforward Beginner course would be suitable for your students or whether they would qualify for using the Straightforward Elementary Course. The Straightforward Test has 50 questions, each worth one point. The first 40 are grammar questions and the final 10 are vocabulary questions. The conversion chart below has been designed to assist you in making your decision but please note, however, that these bandings are a guide. Total score 0 35 36 50 Level Beginner Elementary

This test can also be used to diagnose the grammar of the Beginner level that your students need clarification on.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ____'s your name? Thomas a How c What b Who d Where This is Lucy and her brother, Dan. ____ my friends. a We're c You're b I'm d They're ____? I'm from Italy. a Where are you from? c Where from you are? b Where you are from? d From where you are? I'm from Milan. ____ is in Italy. a They c He b It d She Excuse me, how ____ your last name? R-I-L-E-Y a spell c do you spell b you spell d spell you Oh, ____ are my keys! a This c That b These d It I'd like ____ omelette, please. a a c an b --d two And here is your ____. a desk c a desk b desks. d an desk. My name's Pete and this is Sylvia. ____ doctors from France. a I'm c She's b We're d They're Sorry, ____ Paul. My name's Eric. a I isn't c I aren't b I is not d I'm not ____? No, he isn't. a Are they teachers? c Is Mr Banning a teacher? b Are you from Italy? d Is this your phone? ____ is the school? It's 50 years old. a How many years c What years b How much years d How old What is ____? a job Mary c Mary's job b Mary job d job's Mary Your bag is next ____ the table. a on c in b to d of ____ are the keys? On the table. a What c Where b When d Who I go to work ____ train. a with c for b by d in She ____ a dog. a not have c don't has b don't have d doesn't have Stephen ____ in our company. a work c is work b works d working ____ they live in London? a Are c Do b Is d Does ____ to the cinema. a We not often go c We don't often go b We don't go often d Often we don't go

21 When do you play tennis? ____ Mondays. a On b In 22 What time ____ work? a starts he b do he starts 23 ____ two airports in the city. a It is b There is 24 There aren't ____ here. a a restaurants b any restaurants 25 I'm afraid it's ____. a a hotel expensive b expensive hotel 26 They ____ popular TV programmes in the 1980s. a are b were 27 ____ at school last week? a Do you were b Was you 28 Brad Pitt is a popular actor but I don't like ____. a him b his 29 We ____ the film last week. a see b saw 30 He ____ tennis with me yesterday. a doesn't played b didn't played 31 She was born ____ May 6th, 1979. a in b at 32 Where ____ last summer? a you went b did you went 33 Were you at 5 p.m. yesterday? No, I ____ a didn't b am not 34 Excuse me, ____ is the T-shirt? It's 25.99. a what expensive b how much 35 She's only four but she ____. a can read b cans read 36 This party is boring. We ____ a good time. a don't have b aren't having 37 Sorry, I ____ you at the moment. a can't help b don't can help 38 I ____ my computer very often. a am not using b don't use 39 It's my mum's birthday next week. I ____ her a present. a buy b buys 40 What ____ do after school today? a are you going to b are you

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41 Gina is married to John. He's her ____ a uncle c b husband d 42 We usually ____ the shopping in a supermarket. a make c b do d 43 I love this watch! It's ____. a cheap c b small d 44 He doesn't have a car so he often uses public ____. a taxi c b transport d 45 I don't go to ____ on Sundays. a job c b office d 46 Do you like Chinese ____? a kitchen c b meal d 47 They hardly ____ visit us. a ever c b sometimes d 48 I'm Jeff Caine. Nice to ____ you, Mr Caine. a speak c b talk d 49 Can I help you? Thanks, but I'm just ____. a watching c b looking d 50 Mandy is over there. She's ____ a blue T-shirt and jeans. a having c b wearing d wife parent have go beautiful ugly car bus factory work food cook never usually meet watch seeing shopping doing walking


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