English as a Second Language Placement Test


Thank you for your interest in The Boston Language Institute! Please complete this placement
test without any assistance from other people or from any grammar books.
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First Name
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Last Name
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Phone Number
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Email Address
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Country of Origin
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Native Language
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Age
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Gender
Male
Female
Other

Profession
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Company (Optional)


There are four possible choices to complete each sentence. Choose
the answer that best completes the sentence.


Would you like a cup of coffee?
Yes, I ____________.
do
like
would
wall

Please don't talk to me now.
I _________ to finish my test.
will try
try
have tried
am trying

Does he smoke?
Yes, he _______ twenty a day.
smokes
is smoking
has tried
has smoked

Can I help you?
Yes, I'd like _____________.
the information
to inform
any information
some information

I'd like some coffee.
I'm afraid there isn't _________.
more
anything
any
some

Where is your book?
I _______ it last week.
have lost
lose
losing
lost

Is John _____ Paul?
No, I don't think so.
more taller than
so tall as
taller than
taller like

Can I help you?
Yes, I am looking _____ Mr. Smith's office.
for
at
after
to

Why are you running?
There isn't _______ time. The movie's going to start soon.
many
any
much
some

Where are you staying?
I'm living ______ Mrs. Smith and her family.
by
at
with
among

Has he written to his brother?
Yes, he _______ him a letter last night.
has written
was writing
had written
wrote

She likes living in a warm climate, _______?
wouldn't she
doesn't she
won't she
isn't she

Do you smoke?
Not now, but I _________.
use to
am used to
was used to
used to

This is my first visit to the doctor.
Who _______ to before?
are you going
went to
you went
did you go

Did you do any homework?
Yes, but only ________.
any
not much
a few
a little

Could you lend me some money? I'm very _____ of cash at the moment.
down
scarce
low
short

Do you know who she is?
No, she didn't _______ her name.
say me
say to me
tell me
tell to me

That house is in a terrible state. You can see it ______ for years.
hasn't been repaired
wasn't repaired
isn't repaired
hadn't been repaired

Everyone understood. The teacher _______ to explain again.
may not
mustn't
didn't need
needn't

My watch is broken but it's not worth _______.
repairing
to repair
repair
to be repaired

I'm terribly tired.
Well, I suggest ________ to bed.
you go
you to go
you going
you went

Why didn't you tell me?
You _________ angry if I had.
were
were to be
had been
would have been

Here is your five dollars back.
Thanks, but I don't remember _______ it to you.
to lend
lending
my lend
me to lend

Is he coming to the meeting?
Well, I asked him _________.
if he will come
will he come
if he was coming
would he come

I'm fine. It's only a little cut.
____________ you better see a doctor?
Wouldn't
Shouldn't
Won't
Hadn't

Do I have to get ready now?
Yes, it's time we _______.
went
would go
will go
go

Do you like your new apartment?
Yes, it's small but it _______ my needs perfectly
settles
meets
supplies
fills

I suppose tomorrow's bus strike means __________ the start of class.
have delayed
delay
to delay
delaying

I wrote to the manager ________ getting my money refunded.
in the hope of
on the question to
with the aim to
about to

Did you know everybody at the party?
No, nobody _______ the host.
except
apart
other
rather


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Why do you want to learn English?


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