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AMERICAN LANGUAGE COURSE PLACEMENT TEST

FORM 42

PART I - LISTENING

Direetions for items 1-56. You will hear statements or


questions on the tape. Seleet the best answer and mark your
answer sheet, a, b, e, or d. DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST BOOKLET.

1. a) something to wear 6. a) He knows where New


b) something to read York is.
e) something to eat b) He knows how to get to
d) something to play NewYork.
e) He knows how many
2. a) He had a poor time. miles away New York
b) He had an aeeident. is.
e) He enjoyed his trip. d) He knows how many
d) He is going on a trip. people live in New
York.
3. a) There are many
aeeidents. 7. a) Mr. Brown wrecks his
b) There are many people car every 6 months.
shopping. b) Mr. Brown trades his
e) There are many ears on car every 6 months.
the street. c) The mechanic examines
d) There are few ears on Mr. Brown'sear every
the street. 6 months.
d) The mechanic repairs
4. a) Jim rode in two buses. Mr. Brown's car every
b) Tom missed the wrong 6 months.
bus yesterday.
c) Both Jim and Tom rode 8. a) She read a book.
the wrong bus. b) She found a book.
d) Jim didn't get on the c) She sold a book.
wrong bus yesterday. d) She chose a book.

5. a) A lot of people work 9. a) I like to work hard.


for Mr. Riehards. b) I like to study a lot.
b) A lot of people live e) I like to take a bath.
with Mr. Richards. d) I like to relaxo
e) A lot of people agree
with Mr. Richards. 10. a) You can't see it.
d) A lot of people listen b) You can't smell it.
to Mr. Riehards. c) You ean't obtain it.
d) You can't use it.

11. a) the front


b) the inside
c) the leg
d) the bell
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12. a) a very large 19. a) Jones is angry at the


typewriter president.
b) a very heavy b) Jones will glve the
typewriter president's speech for
c) a typewriter which is him.
light and easy to move c) Jones won't be able to
d) a typewriter that meet the president.
cannot be moved d) Jones is waiting for
the president.
13. a) a small room
b) an air-conditioned 20. a) It needs a repair job.
room b) It needs to be looked
c) a room of his own over.
d) a room with a c) It needs t be
partition cleaned.
d) It needs an oil
14. a) icy change.
b) sunny
c) ralny 21. a) Turn around and go
d) snowy there.
b) It's in front of you.
15. a) No, I have neve r c) Go around the corner.
driven slowly. d) Hurry to the bus
b) No, only when I am in station.
a hurry.
c) Yes, I would like to 22. a) It regulated many
drive very much. things.
d) Yes, or we will be b) It excluded many
late. things.
c) It required many
16. a) in a visitor's room things.
b) ln the living room d) It contained many
c) in the family room things.
d) ln the dining room
23. a) He likes foods out of
17. a) cause the accident the garden.
b) record the accident b) He only likes very hot
c) get near the accident foods.
d) keep away from the c) He likes very sweet
accident foods.
d) He likes different
18. a) It was destroyed ln kinds of foods.
Europe.
b) It was made ln Europe. 24. a) He liked to swim.
c) It was played in b) He went swimming with
Europe. the people.
d) It was sent to Europe. c) He continued to look
at the swimmers.
d) He continued helping
the swimmers.
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25. a) Many will go. 34. a) The eommander punished


b) A few will go. him.
c) Some will go. b) The eommander put him
d) They will alI go. to work.
c) The eommander took him
26. a) A schedule was lost. off the job.
b) A sehedule was d) The eommander
destroyed. suggested his name.
c) A sehedule was found.
d) A sehedule was 35. a) Our friends won't use
established. the seats.
b) Our friends are in the
27. a) He had to eateh the seats.
ball. c) The seats for our
b) He wanted to shave. friends are eheap.
c) He wanted to know the d) The seats are being
time. held for our friends.
d) He had to wash his
face. 36. a) I left only a minute
before you ealled.
28. a) look at himself b) You ealled before I
b) follow himself left.
c) forget himself c) My offiee is to the
d) proteet himself left.
d) I entered the offiee
29. a) before we arrived just as you ealled.
b) when we arrived
c) immediately before our 37. a) There were twelve
arrival people at the meeting.
d) an hour after we b) There was a pair of
arrived twins at the meeting.
c) There were fewer than
30. a) rainfall twenty people there.
b) atmospherie pressure d) There was a minimum of
c) temperature twenty people there.
d) wind veloeity
38. a) The opinion of the
31. a) in the rain only writer lS glven.
b) for long distanees b) Only the faets of the
c) for a long period of news are presented.
time c) A personal evaluation
d) in the forest of the news is given.
d) The news is presented
32. a) being hungry 1n fietion formo
b) being tired
c) being sleepy 39. a) He knows his errors.
d) being siek b) He makes few errors.
c) He knows how to make
33. a) a narrow road eorreetions.
b) a rough road d) He eannot tell when he
c) a dark road makes an error.
d) a long road
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40. a) We eouldn't ehange it. 46. a) to emit eleetrie light


b) We eouldn't enjoy it. b) to switeh off the
c) We eouldn't examine light
it. c) to measure eleetrieity
d) We eouldn't prediet d) to turn on the light
it.
47. a) It is hot.
41. a) You must present your b) It is eloudy.
identifieation. c) It is damp.
b) You must complete an d) It is windy.
applieation formo
c) You must keep it flat 48. a) at home
at ali times. b) in the eity
d) You must write your c) in the mountains
name on the baek. d) at the oeean

42. a) Jaek has often asked 49. a) She is working on it.


the Watkins family to b) She kept it.
see him. c) She finally gave up.
b) The Watkins family has d) She worked it out.
often dropped ln on
Jaek. 50. a) Our vaeation lasted
c) They have often asked for a long time.
Jaek to come over. b) It has been a long
d) They would like to time sinee our
have Jaek live with vaeation.
them. c) It will be a long time
until our vaeation.
43. a) Lend me a paekage of d) Our vaeation will last
eigarettes. for a long time.
b) Get me a paekage of
eigarettes. 51. a) It had to be reeorded.
c) Give him a paekage of b) It had to be mailed.
eigarettes. c) It had to be eompiled.
d) Sell me a paekage of d) It had to be ehanged.
eigarettes.
52. a) He has left for the
44. a) Go and see him. time being.
b) Call him on the phone. b) He has left
c) Take someone to see temporarily.
him. c) He has left
d) Attraet his attention. permanently.
d) He left in a hurry.
45. a) The student learned
about the trip. 53. a) movement
b) The student forgot b) eomparatively
about the trip. c) eloudburst
c) The student was d) eneountered
worried about the
trip.
d) The student didn't
think about the trip.
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54. a) The priee of mereury 56. a) He aeeomplished his


is going up. mission.
b) It's getting eolder. b) He planned his
c) The pressure is mission.
inereasing. c) He eontinued his
d) The day is warming up. mission.
d) He eaneelled his
55. a) He eouldn't get mission.
interested in a new
ear.
b) He eouldn't decide
about getting a new
ear.
c) He didn't have enough
money to get a new
ear.
d) He didn't want to get
a new ear.

Direetions for items 57-66. You will hear eonversations or


persons giving information. Seleet the best answer and mark
your answer sheet, a, b, c, or d.

57. a) beeause he was sleepy 6l. a) in a sehool


b) beeause he wasn't busy b) in a hospital
c) beeause he didn't have c) ln a barraeks
a party d) in a hotel
d) beeause he had a party
62. a) after five o'eloek
58. a) Something funny is b) in a faetory
happening. c) eight hours
b) There is a severe d) from nine to five
problem.
c) Something strange is 63. a) low grade fuel
happening. b) rough roads
d) There is nothing to c) improper eare
talk about. d) proper lubrieation

59. a) He bought a better 64. a) a plan


eamera. b) a eolor
b) He bought a larger c) a soldier
eamera. d) a mistake
c) He bought a less
expensive eamera. 65. a) on the base
d) He bought a newer b) at the offiee
modelo c) on the eorner
d) at the post offiee
60. a) He writes news.
b) He writes textbooks.
c) He writes stories.
d) He writes reports.
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66. a) a stamp to mail the


letter
b) the reason why the
letter was written
c) an address for the
letter
d) something with which
to seal the letter

THIS IS THE END OF THE LISTENING PART OF THE TEST.

PART II - READING

Directions for items 67-100. Select the best answer and mark
your answer sheet, a, b, c, or d. DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST
BOOKLET.

67. When you inflate an automobile tire, you

a) remove the tire


b) put air in it
c) patch it
d) change the tire

68. The pilot was rescued from the burning plane.

a) burned
b) saved
c) hurt
d) welcomed

69. The climate in this country varies by season. The climate

a) stays hot
b) stays cold
c) changes
d) is always the same

70. The salesclerk said, "Would you like to buy something else?"
If the student doesn't want to buy anything else, what
should he say?

a) Yes, nothing, thank you.


b) No, nothing else, thank you.
c) Yes, something else, please.
d) No, anything else, please.
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71. Jack saw Tom at the dance last night.

a) Tom was seen by Jack.


b) Tom wasn't there last night.
c) He will be at the dance.
d) Jack didn't go to the dance last night.

72. You won't fail the test if

a) you tonight study hard


b) hard you study tonight
c) hard study you tonight
d) you study hard tonight

73. A man who cashes a check wants it

a) deposited
b) changed for money
c) mailed
d) s av ed >

74. Does he desire further education?

a) less
b) scientific
c) more
d) necessary

75. The stores are convenient.

a) easy to get to
b) too expensive
c) toa far off
d) always full of people

76. Dora took off her coat. Why did she take it off?

a) She wanted to wear it.


b) She was too warm.
c) She wanted to find it.
d) She was too cold.

77. Mr. Forster skipped the fourth questiono

a) wrote
b) answered
c) omitted
d) asked
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78. The compass needle will spin around when an airplane flies
over the North Pole.

a) turn
b) stop
c) jump
d) skip

79. She get to the dance last night.

a) shouldn't
b) couldn't
c) can't
d) won't

80. The man was his dinner.

a) eaten
b) eat
c) ate"
d) eating

81. Please the glasses with water.

a) have filled up
b) filling up
c) will fill
d) fili up

82. George: Can you tell me how to find the laboratory?


Elaine: Yes,

a) just outside step the store and turn to your left


b) step outside the store and just left to your turn
c) just to your left turn and step outside the store
d) just step outside the store and turn to your left

83. Some toys never seem to work.

a) always
b) occasionally
c) at no time
d) sometime

84. When the streets are covered with ice, they are

a) slippery
b) safe
c) slipping
d) wide
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85. Re's such a poor driveri it'll be a wonder if he arrives


without an accident. Should he get in without an accident,
it'll be

a) a good thing
b) an enjoyable thing
c) a surprising thing
d) a bad thing

86. The sun radiates heat and light.

a) gives off
b) stores up
c) absorbs
d) contains

87. The electrical current is conducted by

a) rubber
b) wiring diagram
c) resistance
d) copper wire

88. We want you English well.

a) learn
b) to learn
c) learned
d) learns

89. Did you enjoy all over the world?

a) travel
b) to travel
c) traveling
d) to traveling

90. We had the opportunity of to him speak.

a) listened
b) listening
c) to listen
d) listens

91. They already seen that movie.

a) were
b) had
c) having
d) are
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92. Paul took his clothes to the cleaners and told the clerk to
deliver them when they were ready. Paul wants the clerk to

a) put a special finish on the clothes


b) have the clothes taken to his house
c) throw the clothes away because they are too old
d) come get Paul's clothes to be cleaned

93. Aerospace history is the story of man's effort to improve


his transportationand knowledge. Orville and Wilbur
Wright were the first to prove man could make controlled,
mechanically powered flights. Charles Lindbergh proved the
practicality of private flying by flying across the Atlantic
alone in a single-engine plane. Today, plans are being made
to send astronauts to Mars.

According to this paragraph, these accomplishments have

a) been done entirely by the Wright brothers


b) had little significance in aerospace history
c) caused people to lose interest in space traveI
d) increased man's ability to traveI farther and faster

94. Will you please open the desk ?


a) cage
b) key
c) handle
d) drawer

95. To be in debt means

a) to be put into prison


b) to owe money
c) to be in a department store
d) to lend money to someone else

96. Most boys of other countries are the American Indian.

a) interested to
b) interesting by
c) interested with
d) interested in

97. I was afraid he understand.

a) can't
b) might not
c) won't
d) has not
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98. We tried to ignore the dog.

a) bark
b) barking
c) barked
d) to bark

99. The eagle has been admired by man throughout the ages. 1ts
likeness has been the ernblem of many governments. 1n real
life, the eagle is actually a bird of prey that lives off of
small animals.

According to this paragraph, the eagle

a) eats other animals


b) is just an ernblem
c) has a very long life
d) is protected by governments

100. Mr. Brown told his students to turn ln their test papers
as soon as possible.

a) start
b) get
c) burn
d) submit

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