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BOOKLET NO: 0188

Defense Language lnstitute


English Language Center
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

AMERICAN LANGUAGE COURSE PLACEMENT TEST


ALCPT FORM 85

Time Limit:
PARTa- 25 Minutes
PART ll - 30 Minutes

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY


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AMERICAN LANGUAGE COURSE PLACEMENT TEST


FORM 85

PART I - LISTENING
Directions for it.ems 1-56. You will hear statemenLs or
questions on t.he cape. selecE Ehe best answer and mark your
answersheeL,a,b,c'ord.DoNoTWRITEoNTHETESTBooKLET.
1
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a]
'i Fl-arcqF i no hnokq 7. a) He walked to the side.
h) axr-if ino movies
pl vJLv-e-.'J '-
b) He wal-ked to the
c) potitical discussions fronL.
d) physical games c) He walked to the
1 :\ nn t.ha fr..)-ts
-- -lrL
*^^^
I,dYs d) He walked to Ehe rear.
h\ in fhe eomics secEion
n\
u/
nr F ha qnarr
J}/vlev
q n:are
f!^Jv
B. a) Eo the sLore
d) in t.he classified 1^\
p I
narhina
tlvurrf .r:

Sec*L ion c) in che morning


d) someEime
3 . a) Read it to me.
b) Give it Eo me. 9. He will get a
c) Open ic for me.
d) Wrap iL for me. a) good grade
b) cold
4. a) He is sick. a\
et nra<cnl-
ts!evv..v

b) He is cold. A\ ha:danha

c) He is angry.
d) He is unhaPPY. 10. a) I puE iL in the bank.
b) I borrowed it -

5. a) He is famous all over c) I have twentY-five


E.OWn. dollars.
b) He is famous d) I got Pald YesEerdaY.
hrnrrnhor:r.
l-urr!
vuJrrvse the al.ea.
c) He is famous 11. It's
*L_a,,ar.ra,r_.
Lrr! vsY.rvqL Ehe
country. ^\ I
d, --
drl ^-:--l
4rr!lllo!

d) He is famous all over b) a Plant


the world. c) a metal
d) an airPlane
6. a) can have a Picnic
We
1. -\ Fr^^
LlrE F^^ Ehe Eabie
even if it rains. LZ. dl ^f
LvP v.
b) we can have a Plcnic b) E.he l-egs of the table
if the bus comes. c\ t- ha hrrf rom of t.he
e/

c) We can have a Picnic table


if che daY is nice. d) Ehe whole table
d) We can have a Picnic -l \ nhomi ql- rv
if Lhe food comes. 1 a
b) hlsEorY
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A\
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1,4. a) She comPleted iE ' zL, dl He wanted to know her


b) She desEroYed iu '
age.
c) She lost it. b) He wanLed to know her
nlanna nrrml.tar
d) She mailed it. yr.vrrv
to know whaE
c) He wanEed
15. a) She went bY bus. she liked.
b) She wenE bY crarn' d) He wanted to know
c) She wenE bY where she lived.
heIicoPEer.
d) She wenE bY zz. ql They are PaYing
automobile. atEention to it.
b) They are }ooking aE iE
There is no alteratlon carelessly.
They are not l-isEeni-ng
b) There is some Eo the tesL cape.
alterat.ion cosc. d) They are Ehrough with
The student must PaY ir.
for alteraEions.
A\ Alterati-ons are ,1 a) They operate at all
expensive.
b) They are remoLe
I ad
The men arrived before ^^rFrnl
they had to. They work bY
h\ The men arrived at Ehe themselves.
same time. d) They work manuallY.
The men arrived one at
a time. 22. 4l IE is a large Eheater.
rF i^ F,,Tl nonnla
The men arrived afEer b) !L f- !s!! ^f
v!

12 noon. IE is full of holes.


It is verY old.
Yes, they are going
now. 25. a) The Eires are in good
b) Yes, here theY come- shape.
Yes, EheY are PutElng b) The oucside is in good
iE down. shape.
A\ Yes, they are in their The engine is in good
chairs. shape.
The inside is in good
19. a) He needed his friend. shape.
b) He made friends.
c\ He changed friends. za. dl He has a loE. of moneY.
dl He remembered his b) He knows a IoE of
friend. people.
He eaEs a loE of food.
The park was closed- d) He does a l-ot of
h\ The peoPle had fun. Ehings.
The grass was green.
d) The peoPle gou sick. IE. doesn'E cut ac all.
b) The btade is dull.
IE cuEs easilY.
IL leaves rough
n 1 anaq
AI,CPT FORM 85

28. a) She was alone. 35. a) Everythrng is ouE of


b) She was hungry. order.
c) She was cold. b) EverYthing is
d) She was careless. unfavorable.
c) EveryLhing is
29. a) all niqht difficult.
b) L00 miies d) Everythrng is handy.
c) 100 miles an hour
d) by auEomobile 36. a) He left wich his hau
on.
30. a) because I'm going b) He forgoc his hat at
outside the office.
b) because I'm going Eo c) He entered wit.hout
work removing his haE.
c) because I'm too warm d) He removed his hat
d) because I'm too tired when he entered.

31. a) She started to work 37. a) He's a dancer.


recently. b) He' s an art j-st .

hl Shc srnnncd har wnrk


pt c) He'S a comedj-an.
suddenly. d) He's an actor.
c) She f ini-shed her work
quickly. 38. a) He looks for silver.
d) She arrived at work b) He works wi-th cattle.
nrnmntslrr.
}/!vil,Huf /.
c) He collecEs Stamps.
d) He works with checks.
32. a) Everyone else there
was married. 39. a) He was writing checks
b) No one else was there. to pay for it.
c) Everyone else there b) He was guessing what
had friends. he would have to PaY
d) No one else would for it.
Ieave there. c) He was comPlaining
because iE. would be
33. a) He lets others work expensive.
for him. d) He was worrying about
b) He i-s t.oo si-ck to the time he would be
work. away from home.
c ) He likes t.o geE gif Es .
d) He is a good worker. 40. a) He doesn'E like
anyone.
r=.
-A at
^\ r vvu13rru a stamp.
T L^,,^LF b) He is afraid of
b) I am using a stamp. everYone.
c) I don't have any c) He doesn'E believe
stamps. whaE. anYone says.
d) I have locs of scamps. d) He fighEs wiLh
a\/ar\/^na ha mcaFq
ALCPT FORM 85

4t. a) She loves to swrm on fto. dl We believe in


her back. conversational
b) She loves to PlaY in Englrsh.
the water. b) WE SETESS
c) She loves Lo race her conversational
friends across Ehe English.
pool. r) We disregard
.l) She loves Eo jumP conversaEional-
headfirsE into the EngIish.
waEer. d) We learn
conversaLional
42- a) I am fond of iL. English.
b) I am happy with ie.
I am fearless in the 4't . a) We desLroYed Ehe
dark. planes.
I am afraid of it. b) We damaged Ehe Planes.
We took Ehe Planes.
43" a) He will charge a lot. d) We spotted che Planes.
b) He will deaden the
pain. 48. a) He ignored the
He will send a bill-. presidenE comPleteIY-
d) He will check Your b) He Ealked mostIY abouE
mouth. the presidenE '
He said something good
44 Some workers were about the PresidenE.
nrnmaF ad d) He referred to the
h\ Some workers were presidenL briefIY.
hired.
nI Some workers were 49. a) He went t.oward Ehe
t:hla
inj ured.
Some workers were b) He walked around the
t-rhl a
retired.
He sat aE the table.
+f. dt He will Put Ehem in d) He waited by che
Ehe oven. table.
b) He will Put them in
hot water. 50. He ir.
He wiII put Ehem in a
: nnan1- evsorl
qvveY

He will put. them in b) t,hought abouE


c\ rai anFad
hoL oil.
d) -L --.^^J
utr4l19sq

51. He F ham

a) di.sciplined
b) recalled
c) abandoned
d) trained
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52. They got. rain. 55. She lost


a) li'.tle a) a child
b) too much b) a pickup
c) no c) an organ
d) enough d) a purse
53. Because iL was 56. He likes to
a) rocky -t
at ---L1^
v4lrule
b) flooded hI Irrrral
a\ I rrnaJe
rqr ^l ^^^ -^-.i ^^

d) sold d) watch games

ql Prrncri- cl a:nad rrn


*Y _'

a) met-,al nerEiCles
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u/ liqrrLy-F,, F^Ll ^^
^\ uq!!g-
r\
q/ r,,^r.-
uuJL/ ^t^lVeS
Drrg.

Directions for items 5'l-66. You wi.ll hear conversaEions or


persons givlng information. Select the best. answer and mark
your answer sheet, a, b, ct or d.
57. The woman didn't llke t.he 61. a) They are t.he most
imh^rt-inF
h) Thcv :rc Ehe Shortest..
a) green beans r-) Thav are the dullest..
h\ nlrarrrr r nia
v-v .l) Thaw are Che mOSt.
c) fish difficult -
.l) haaf
62. a) The man does not know
58. She's going by Mary Wilson.
b) Mary Wilson knows E.he
a) plane man/ but not the
b) boaE woman.
^ \
u/ F
-^ i -
urarfr c) The man says that Mary
d) foot Wilson bothers him.
d) Mary Wilson is the
59. a) who will pay man I s slscer.
b) who will drive
c) who will order 6? e) w:irinn f96 an arEiCle
d) who will wash h) nl:nn'inc 19 w1.ite an
art. icle
50. a) She went Eo see a ^\ /
u D ga!
^^--^Ll-^ urltlrY
t^-
! u! arr
^-
friend. i ^ 1^
- -tsLtU!C
4!
b) She broke a dish. rl ) rc:d'i nd :n a1. E.iCIe
n\ Ql-ra trrrrr har I aa
4vY.

ri) Sha nnancd a bOiCIe.


A],CPT FORM 85

64. The car needs 66. She chinks he should


a) refrigeranc
some
h) r
- "-*- nrumP
ho:i- : \ lzaan an i na
c) an air filcer b) turn around
d) a muffler c) stop
d) yield
65. ,fim is
r \ t r^drra
b) an ouLlaw
c) an adversary
al\ a narrnar

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

PART II - READING

Directions for iEems 67-L00. Select. Ehe best answer and rnark
your answer sheet, a, b, c, or d. DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST
BOOKLET.

6'7. We are _ baII today.


a) play
b) plays
c) played
.l \ nl rrri nn

58. The teacher told me that _ a very good student.


a) you're
b) your
c) yours
.l) rrnrrrcal f

69. Select the correcE sentence.


a) The connections I've loosened all-.
b) Loosened I've all the connections.
c) I've loosened all t.he connecLions.
d) Al-I loosened the connecti-ons I've.
70. Because Evan had Eo work, he wasn't able Eo take in a movie
l -^F
!q- u rrrYrru
-l^Lts .

a) Evan wenE Eo a movie last. night.


h)
vt Flran r.rti^hazl
.lcu mZ
!v l ra*
lqDu r'ial-rr
rrlyrru.
n\ I&ran r.rarlrad Ir<i- nidhr
d) Evan couLdn't work last night.
ALCPT FORM 85
hrrt- rhc-a tn
71. We thought it would raj-n todaY, i c n.lf a
Lhe skY.
a) cloud
b) sEar
c) bird
d) sun
72. He went c.o school Eo compleLe his
:) recreation
L\ l^^l^eian
I>U!aU.|r
D I
c \ -rcren i za l-. ion
arlrrr:1- inn
^\
73. The wheel rotaEes very rasc
: \ Frrrnq
tr\ al a<aq
-\
U,I DUUPD
d\ qFari-q

Do you have sui Es ?

a) many
b) much
c) more of
d) a little
75 II ITg me, I'11 let You know.
a) would contact
]-\\ -^n1-:atq
a\ ^^nF..1- aai
d) would have contacted
IO. IL
r^
ID
r--^eFant
llrrPvrur with industri-aI countries
a) will Erade
b) trades
a
vt \ t r:Aarl
d) to Erade
ALCPT FORM 85

'7'7 . Sel-ect Ehe correcc sentence '


a) Before his work he started Bilt carefully checked the
1-il^- .
lduugl

b) Before he started his work the ladder BiIl carefully


checked.
c) BiIl carefully checked Ehe ladder before he sEarted his
work.
d) The ladder before he started his work Bill carefully
al-ranLarl

78. A11 Bob heard on his radio was staEi-c' What di-d he hear?
a) musrc
b) news
c) voices
d) noise
79. our company obtains machinery in New York'
a) seIIs
b) makes
c) rePairs
d) gets
80. He is the PresidenE of the bank' Helsa
:\ alork
b) lawyer
n |l.r:nlrar
v/
.t \ .l^.1--r

81. Jack had to inserE a new sheec of PaPer.

a) buy
b) remove
n\
v /
avrhande
v/:vr'5^'J v

d) put in
82. Mary said, "whaE do you have in mind' Joe?" Mary wanEs to
know

a) what his Plans are


b) if -.he is sick
c) what he knows
d) what is wrong
AT,'PT tr.)PM AC

a2
uJ . uvl'r
Tah-
!Eparcs,
-^-1 I ^ rrr see, " to the inst,ructor's explanation
a) John is t.hanking Lhe inscruccor.
b) John means t.hat. he understands t.he i_nstructor.
c) John says Lhat he waLches t.he instructor.
d) John likes the i_nst.ructorrs explanation.
84. Mr. Smithrs car is not
a) as large Ehan
b) large as
c) as large as
d) as large to
85. Dontt lighc a match. The gasoline fumes explode.
r\ nr:alrt-
vsY.ru t^
uv
b) w111
c) have to
d) must
86. The weather ^h:n-6
F^m^rr^r.t

a) is going to
b) will be
c) goes t.o
d) will go to
87. Ralph got a message the ,Jaguar he had been wanting to
buy.
a I natr
b) before
c) outside
d) about
88. Ameri-cans ofLen use animals as figures of speech. rf a
narc^n
velovrr rrr^n L change
wurr| ts ' '
'' hi.s mind,
'
t.hey say he is as sE.ubborn as
a mule. If he eaE.s a lot., he eaLs like a pig. When a
person j_s cl_ever and t.ricks you, he j_s ca1led a sl-y fox.
ruls,
Anrl vr nnfiroo
nf uvqrse, everyone shourd
^L^,,11 be
L^
as
^ eager as a beaver Eo
learn English.
According Eo E.his paragraph,
a) animals somet.imes symbolj_ze ncnnl o
b) animals are very important. to Americans
c) Americans love animals
d) Americans need animals
AI,CPT FORM 85

89 The furnace Provides


a) food
b) heat
c) waEer
l\ g!EuulruruJ
^1^^F-i Frt
u/ ^i

90 Do you i€ T
II !
rrrrr
LU!II nn rha TV?

a) want
b) wish
c) like
d) mind

97 Their sonar equiPment ls notr as sophisticated as ours


r \ nnrFrhl c
b) Iarge
v^\ / -^mn.dt-
vvrrt}/qv e
A \ rdrrrnced

92 Alex is so cynical.
a) speaks well of everYone
b) doubts the sincerity of everyone
c) is charitable
d) sees Ehe besL in friends
93 The origin of alphabets has long been of interesE to many
seri_ous scholars. Evidence indicates that the first
alphabet probably came lnto being along the eastern lands of
the Mediterranean sometime beEween 1?00 and 1500 Bc. over
time many alphabets evolved. Interestingly, the world's
shortest alphabet is the Hawaiian wich only 13 letEers while
Ehe longest is the Hindu which has more than 47 '
According Eo Ehe ParagraPh,
a) Hawaiian is a shorE, easy language
b) Hindu ls Lhe world's oldesE alphabec
c) i-t's easier to wrice Hindu Ehan Hawaiian
d) Hindu is the world's longesc alphabec
94. Breakfast at 6 o'clock every morning'
a) served
h \ car\za

^\ I^ ^^-."'-^
wl !D -c!vlIrY
d) is served

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95. He read t.hat. was good for his health


a) exercises
b) exercising
c) was exercising
d) has exercised
96. We opened t.he window, allowing E.he fresh :r r FA anFar

a) however
hl rharahrr
c) besides
d) until
97. The general had a reputation for not berng of crran l-ho
slighcesc blunder in operacions.
a) tolerat.ion
b) tolerance
c) Fnlarrhla
d\ F^l6r:ni

98. Joe couldn't see the car beside hi_m because his v]-sron
was poor.
a) "l rFanF
b) rearview
c) occluded
d) neri nhcra!

99. Frank is teaching his sons t.o be thrifEy.


a) t.imely
b) ext.ravagant
c) aggressive
d) economical
100. This parc is indispensabie for the proper functioning of
Ehe motor.

a) essent.ial
b) recommended
c) nof ra.nrired
d) ]ubricat,ed
THIS IS THE END OF THE TEST.

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