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

been training 10. were D. A. Marina or Sachiko? A. in B. less D. its . The company will upgrade _________ computer information systems next month. it's D. I have only a ________ Christmas cards left to write. Who is ____________ . The concert will begin ________ fifteen minutes. on C. fewer C. taller D. has been training D. am B. about 8. tall C. there B. Maria __________ never late for work. Each of the Olympic athletes ____________ for months. is 11. little 9. even years. tallest B. A. A. A. few B. with D. A. their C. were training C. have been training B. the tallest 7.6. are C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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