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English Proficiency Test

Part I: English Grammar
Select the best answer.

1. Juan___________ in the library this morning.
A. is study
B. studying
C. is studying
D. are studying

2. Alicia, __________ the windows please. It's too hot in here.
A. opens
B. open
C. opened
D. will opened

3.The movie was __________ the book.
A. as
B. as good
C. good as
D. as good as

4. Eli's hobbies include jogging, swimming, and __________.
A. to climb mountains
B. climb mountains
C. to climb
D. climbing mountains

5. Mr. Hawkins requests that someone _________ the data by fax immediately.
A. sent
B. sends
C. send
D. to send

even years. their C. were training C. few B. taller D. there B. fewer C. Marina or Sachiko? A. about 8. Who is ____________ . in B. the tallest 7. has been training D. its . A. were D. A. The concert will begin ________ fifteen minutes. am B. Maria __________ never late for work. little 9. The company will upgrade _________ computer information systems next month. on C. tallest B. tall C. Each of the Olympic athletes ____________ for months. A. been training 10. is 11. I have only a ________ Christmas cards left to write. A. have been training B. A. with D.6. it's D. less D. are C.

suppose call B. A. violence . will have 15. could C. so B. for C. You were ____________ the New York office before 2 p. Guth _________ rather not invest that money in the stock market. supposed call 14. A. 1. supposed to call C. must Part II: English Grammar Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect. to C. The majority to the news is about violence or scandal. A.12. will have been B. The B. supposed calling D. have been C. A. but D.m. A. Cheryl likes apples. When I graduate from college next June. would D. _________ she does not like oranges. has been D. Ms. news D. or 13. has to B. I _____________ a student here for five years.

at D. Yvette and Rinaldo send e-mail messages to other often. Mr. Olsen is telephoning a American Red Cross for help. swimmed B. time C. A. Takeshi swimmed one hundred laps in the pool yesterday. other D. his D. A. and B. A. yesterday 3. A. for 7. When B. A. well 5. send C. often 6. Mr. I had a enjoyable time at the party last night. we plan to spend three days scuba diving. a B. last . is B. hundred C. plan C. Feinauer does not take critical of his work very well. in D. diving 4. critical C. days D. Red D. A. a C. When our vacation.2. does B.

who D. Each day after school. A. A. games 12. The doctor him visited the patient's parents. Do B. starting C. A. Petra intends to starting her own software business in a few years. softball D. patient's 9. Bahamas . will B. know C. run D. miles 11. A. He goes never to the company softball games. the C. Each B. nor D. Do you know the student who books were stolen? A. Jean-Pierre will spend his vacation either in Singapore nor the Bahamas. software D. his C. few 10. visited D. never B. after C. Jerome run five miles. A. intends B. were 13. The B. him C.8.

The rate of ___________ has been fluctuating wildly this week. money B. every week B. told B. English Vocabulary Select the best answer. interesting D.14. not . no C. coins D. now D. later C. A. I told the salesman that I was not interesting in buying the latest model. buying 15. A. used work B. that C. A. always 3. know B. The bus ___________ arrives late during bad weather. exchange 2. multinational C. when D. lived in Part III. 1. Do you ____________ where the nearest grocery store is? A. yesterday D. A. bills C. Frederick used work for a multinational corporation when he lived in Malaysia.

A.4. disappointed 6. The chairperson will ____________ members to the subcommittee. rolling in the aisles D. going to bat for someone 5. has his audiences ___________. appointment D. upon B. Jerry Seinfeld. extensive D. performance C. pathology D. A. The hurricane caused ____________ damage to the city. accept D. A. We were __________ friends in that strange but magical country. extend B. psychosomatic 7. across C. angel B. extension . The critics had to admit that the ballet ______________ was superb. disappoint C. A. among C. Peter says he can't ___________ our invitation to dinner tonight. A. keeping their noses out of someone's business C. in addition to 9. extended C. appoint B. almost 8. procrastinate B. putting too many irons in the fire B. toward D. the popular American comedian. A.

exit 7S D. Interstate 25 B. Follow that road (Elm Street) for two miles. 33 Maple Drive 2. write Part IV. Erik's house is the third house on your left. What is Erik's address? A. rite C. be ready to . Directions to Erik's house Leave Interstate 25 at exit 7S. 1998 To: Megan Fallerman From: Steven Roberts Subject: Staff Meeting Please be prepared to give your presentation on the monthly sales figures at our upcoming staff meeting. the traffic lights B. a greenhouse Date: May 16. the shopping center C. At the next set of traffic lights. writ D. A. 2 Elm Street C. 1. It's number 33. and it's white with green trim. Which is closest to Erik's house? A. 13 Erika Street D. Many cultures have special ceremonies to celebrate a person's _________ of passage into adulthood. In addition to the accurate accounting of expenditures for the monthly sales.10. you will pass a small shopping center on your left. right B. turn right onto Maple Drive. English Reading Comprehension Select the best answer. After one mile.

3. Cornwall C. Devon B. Hampshire 6. A. Megan Fallerman C. Enrollment is limited. Hampshire. Who will give the presentation? A. 5. Essex D.discuss possible reasons for fluctuations as well as possible trends in future customer spending. Spend lazy days watching the clouds drift by or spend active days hiking the glorious hills. 2-8 D. so please call soon. future customers The B&B Tour Spend ten romantic days enjoying the lush countryside of southern England. Our tour begins August 15. Thank you. monthly sales figures D. Call or fax us today for more information 1-800-222-XXXX. Bed and breakfasts abound. their museums and their cathedrals. an unlimited number C. 10 B. The counties of Devon. monthly expenditures B. staff meeting presentations 4. their charming bed and breakfast inns. a limited number . the company president B. ranging from quiet farmhouses to lofty castles. and Essex invite you to enjoy their castles and coastline. Which of the following counties is not included in the tour? A. and the ports launched ships that shaped world history. monthly salary figures C. Steven Roberts D. How many people can go on this tour? A. The main focus of the presentation will be ______________. Dorset. These fields were home to Thomas Hardy.

Szewcyzk remarked. 10. and rapidly advanced to national television. to be discharged from. She was a T. C. announcer in Washington. Washington. What can we infer about this area of southern England? A. The expression "to become synonymous with" means A. C. to advertise a job opening at the Hollsville County Times 9. D. to invite people to the National Convention of Broadcast Journalism B.7. She got her start in journalism as an editor at the Hollsville County Times in Missouri. to be the opposite of. The sun is hot and the air is dry. When the newspaper went out of business. she was able to begin her career as a local newscaster with WPSU-TV in Seattle. to be in sympathy with. to be the same as. Noted for her quick wit and trenchant commentary. She was a newscaster in Oregon. The coast often has harsh weather. Szewcyzk's accomplishments D. Ms. B. her name has since become synonymous with Good Day. She was a talk show host in Chicago. The region has lots of vegetation. a colleague persuaded her to enter the field of broadcasting. won the 1998 Broadcasting Award. B. D. "I am so honored by this award that I'm at a total loss for words!" Who would ever have believed it? 8. Anna Szewcyzk. Szewczyk's first job in journalism? A. . Following graduation. The land is flat. to encourage college students to study broadcasting C. What was Ms. She moved to Oregon to begin a master's degree in broadcast journalism at Atlas University. America! Accepting the award at the National Convention of Broadcast Journalism held in Chicago.V. What is the purpose of this announcement? A. She was an editor for a newspaper in Missouri. perhaps the most popular broadcaster in the news media today. C. to recognize Ms. D. B.