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

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

violence . 1. must Part II: English Grammar Select the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect. _________ she does not like oranges. supposed to call C. news D. The majority to the news is about violence or scandal. Ms. The B.m. When I graduate from college next June. A. A. could C. A. will have 15. so B. suppose call B. Guth _________ rather not invest that money in the stock market. for C. have been C. has to B. or 13. You were ____________ the New York office before 2 p. will have been B. A. supposed call 14.12. but D. has been D. would D. to C. I _____________ a student here for five years. A. supposed calling D. Cheryl likes apples.

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

Bahamas . games 12. Jerome run five miles. were 13.8. A. A. A. him C. patient's 9. nor D. miles 11. The B. visited D. Each day after school. Do B. will B. starting C. A. software D. after C. He goes never to the company softball games. know C. Petra intends to starting her own software business in a few years. Jean-Pierre will spend his vacation either in Singapore nor the Bahamas. intends B. the C. Each B. who D. run D. A. few 10. never B. softball D. The doctor him visited the patient's parents. Do you know the student who books were stolen? A. his C.

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

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

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

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