1. ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST
DATE OF EXAM:
PAGINA: 1 de 8
Directions: The following sentences need to be completed. You should choose the best choice to complete the
sentence appropriately. See the answer sheet and locate the correct answer and fill the oval completely.
1. Are the bags ready? – Yes, ___
a. They‟re b. There are
c. Their d. They are
2. I live ___ 4040 Oak Avenue
a. On b. At
c. In d. Next
3. How old ___ you?
a. have b. is
c. are d. has
4. How many cigarettes ___ she smoke?
a. does b. is
c. do d. are
5. Tom ___ . He doesn’t like it.
a. Isn‟t drinking b. At
c. In d. Next
6. He ___ tennis when He broke his wrist.
a. was playing b. played
c. plays d. has played
7. You look really hot. ___?
a. Are you running? b. Did you run?
c. Have you been running? d. Do you run?
8. How long has Sarah been living in Germany? ___
a. since b. for
c. during d. while
9. When I arrived at the airport, the plane ___
a. Has already left b. Already left
c. Had already left d. Were leaving
10.Please can you turn the TV ___? I can´t hear it.
a. on b. off
c. down d. up
11.Have you booked a room? Yes, I ___
a. Have a reservation b. „d like a double room.
c. Checked in d. Had it
12.If I see Sam, ___ him to call you.
a. I‟ll tell b. I‟d tell
c. I tell d. I told
13.Jane’s passport ___ while she was on holiday.
a. is stolen b. was stolen
c. stole d. has stolen
14.Do you know ___?
a. Where John lives b. Where lives John
c. Where John live d. Where does John live
15.Helen never travels by plane because she’s ___
a. Afraid from flying b. Afraid to flying
c. Afraid of flying d. Afraid at flying
16.We’re really ___ our trip to New York next week.
a. Looking forward b. Looking forward to
c. Look forward d. looking forward at
17.I asked the mechanic to ___ how much the repairs
a. Work out b. Get out
c. Keep out d. Try out
18.Since 1958, the United States has consumed more
energy than it ___
a. producing b. has produced
c. produced d. production
19.___ there is a snowstorm or some other bad
weather, the mail always comes on time.
a. Because b. If
c. So d. Unless
20.I bought an audio course ___ I could improve my
a. In order b. So that
c. That d. in order to
21.Pilots ___ to get clearance for flight plans.
a. Have b. Must
c. Should d. Allowed
22.A snowplug is used for getting ___ of compacted
a. Rid b. Out
c. Away d. Remove
23.As soon as we ___ the noise, we knew there was a
a. hear b. heard
c. have heard d. were hearing
24.We’re having trouble with the nose gear
a. How long will it take? b. Is that absolutely
c. Do you want to come in
for a low pass?
d. Are you sure that‟s what
you want to do?
25.How long can I expect to wait?
a. Right now. b. No, you won‟t.
c. Since yesterday. d. Half an hour, at least.
2. ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST
DATE OF EXAM:
PAGINA: 2 de 8
Directions: In this part of the test you will hear some conversations and lectures. After you have heard the
conversations and lectures read the questions and answer them carefully. Find the oval of the corresponding
question and fill in completely in the answer sheet.
Questions from 26 through 30
26.When did the first official Olympic Games take
a. 393 AD b. 776 BC
c. 1896 AD d. 1393
27. How many events did the Pentathlon include?
a. 3 b. 5
c. 7 d. 9
28.Who was not allowed to compete in the ancient
a. Chariot Races b. Greek-born Men
c. Women d. Pentathletes
29.What is the IOC?
a. International Olympic
b. International Official City
c. International Olympic
d. International Olympic
30.What is the purpose of the Olympic Games?
a. To oversee athletes
from various countries
b. To make money on a
c. To promote friendship
among the nations
d. To represent host
Questions from 31 through 35
31.What is the man’s problem?
a. He was unable to
concentrate during the
b. He has a hard time
c. He is distracted by noise
d. His television is broken.
32.What has the man been using to create white
a. A radio b. The noise from the
c. A television d. A fan
33. What did the woman mean by this?
a. She misunderstood the
nature of the man‟s
b. She was not specifically
recommending the use
of a fan.
c. She thought the man
had a different kind of
d. She has a fan the man
34. Why does the woman suggest the man keep his
a. He can be comfortable
in less clothing.
b. The air from the fan may
be too warm.
c. The noise from outside
will help him
d. People study better in
35. What do the speakers imply is the major problem
with the heating system?
a. Its controls are
b. It is very old.
c. The noise it makes is
too loud to drown out.
d. It doesn‟t heat the rooms
Questions from 36 through 40
36. Why is the woman speaking to the man?
a. She wants the results of
her allergy test.
b. She is supposed to
receive an injection.
c. She needs to set up an
d. She cannot decide
which test to use.
37. Why must the man wait to give the woman
a. He cannot get in contact
with her doctor.
b. She hasn‟t been on her
special diet long enough.
c. He hasn‟t received her
d. He hasn‟t observed her
38. Why is the elimination test more difficult?
a. It must be performed at
the student health
b. There is more danger of
a serious reaction.
c. It takes more time and
d. It requires injections.
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39. When can the spot test described by the man be
a. When the elimination
test did not produce
b. When the symptoms are
becoming worse over
c. When the patient has
too little time for the
d. When the doctor has
some ideas of the cause
of the allergy.
40. What will the woman do next?
a. Get her file from the
student health center.
b. Tell the man when she
can meet next.
c. Tell the man what she
has eaten lately.
d. Start the diet for the
Questions from 41 through 45
41.What can be inferred about the professor?
a. She is not used to
teaching students about
the effects of tobacco.
b. She thinks the topic may
c. She wants to avoid a
d. She thinks the debate
over tobacco is
42. Why is only a small amount of nicotine ingested in
a. The processing of
tobacco removes a lot of
b. The body does not
absorb nicotine easily.
c. Most of the nicotine is
destroyed by burning.
d. The tobacco plant
contains too much
43. Why does nicotine affect the nervous system
a. The brain has a large
b. Nicotine is similar in
structure to some
c. Blood travels directly
from the lungs to the
d. Nicotine crosses the
44. What effect does adrenaline have on people’s
a. They feel more alert. b. They feel calmer.
c. They become more
d. They think more slowly
45. How does dopamine contribute to cigarette
a. It makes people more
b. It sends signals
c. It decreases the amount
of oxygen to the brain.
d. It lowers heart and
Questions from 46 through 50
46. What is the lecture mainly about?
a. The layers of the human
b. A way of categorizing
c. The best kind of
exercise for different
d. How students can
identify their own body
47. What do biologists use to divide the body into
a. The amount of fat in
each type of tissue.
b. The origins of the
c. The type of personality
in which each area is
d. The kind of activity with
which the tissues are
48. What did the professor mean by this? …well, isn’t
it natural to think of the bones as the innermost
a. The layers of the body
do not include the
b. Most people are familiar
with the categories.
c. Scientists have recently
changed their thinking.
d. The mistake is
49. Which of the following are characteristics of an
a. Lack of energy. b. Strong bones.
c. Low muscles
d. Enlarged stomach.
50. What will the professor discuss next?
a. Problems with Sheldon‟s
b. The questions Sheldon
used in his interviews.
c. A newer theory of
d. Studies that have tested
4. ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST
DATE OF EXAM:
PAGINA: 4 de 8
READING COMPREHENSION TEST
Directions: Read the following passages, read the questions, then choose the best choice that answer the
questions. Finally, go to the answer sheet and find the number of the question and fill the oval of the letter of the
answer that corresponds completely.
Questions from 51 through 56
Nasreddin and the Smell of Soup
One day, a poor man, who had only one piece of bread to
eat, was walking past a restaurant. There was a large pot
of soup on the table. The poor man held his bread over
the soup, so the steam from the soup went into the bread,
and gave it a good smell. Then he ate the bread.
The restaurant owner was very angry at this, and he
asked the man for money, in exchange for the steam from
the soup. The poor man had no money, so the restaurant
owner took him to Nasreddin, who was a judge at that
time. Nasreddin thought about the case for a little while.
Then he took some money from his pocket. He held the
coins next to the restaurant owner's ear, and shook them,
so that they made a jingling noise.
"What was that?" asked the restaurant owner.
"That was payment for you," answered Nasreddin.
"What do you mean? That was just the sound of coins!"
protested the restaurant owner.
"The sound of the coins is payment for the smell of the
soup," answered Nasreddin. "Now go back to your
51.What food did the poor man have?
a. Soup b. Bread
c. Beans d. Nothing
52.What kind of food did he see in the restaurant?
a. Bread b. Meat
c. Egg d. Soup
53.Why did he hold the bread over the soup?
a. So the steam from the
soup would go into the
b. So he could warm his
c. So the restaurant owner
would get angry.
d. So he didn‟t want
anybody steal his soup.
54.Why did the restaurant owner take the poor man to
a. Because Nasreddin was
b. So that Nasreddin could
pay for the soup.
c. Because Nasreddin was
the man‟s relative.
d. Because Nasreddin was
angry at the poor man.
55.What did Nasreddin do with the coins?
a. He gave them to the
b. He made a noise with
c. He gave them to the
d. He did nothing.
56.What was the payment for the smell of the soup?
a. The sound of money. b. A few coins.
c. There was no payment. d. Doesn‟t say.
Questions from 57 through 63
The Death Car
It was a cold night in September. The rain was
drumming on the car roof as George and Marie Winston
drove through the empty country roads towards the house
of their friends, the Harrisons, where they were going to
attend a party to celebrate the engagement of the
Harrisons' daughter, Lisa. As they drove, they listened to
the local radio station, which was playing classical music.
They were about five miles from their destination when
the music on the radio was interrupted by a news
"The Cheshire police have issued a serious warning
after a man escaped from Colford Mental Hospital earlier
this evening. The man, John Downey, is a murderer who
killed six people before he was captured two years ago.
He is described as large, very strong and extremely
dangerous. People in the Cheshire area are warned to
keep their doors and windows locked, and to call the
police immediately if they see anyone acting strangely."
Marie shivered. "A crazy killer. And he's out there
somewhere. That's scary."
"Don't worry about it," said her husband. "We're nearly
there now. Anyway, we have more important things to
worry about. This car is losing power for some reason -- it
must be that old problem with the carburetor. If it gets any
worse, we'll have to stay at the Harrisons' tonight and get
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it fixed before we travel back tomorrow."
As he spoke, the car began to slow down. George
pressed the accelerator, but the engine only coughed.
Finally they rolled to a halt, as the engine died completely.
Just as they stopped, George pulled the car off the road,
and it came to rest under a large tree.
"Blast!" said George angrily. "Now we'll have to walk in
"But that'll take us an hour at least," said Marie. "And I
have my high-heeled shoes and my nice clothes on.
They'll be ruined!"
"Well, you'll have to wait while I run to the nearest
house and call the Harrisons. Someone can come out and
pick us up," said George.
"But George! Have you forgotten what the radio said?
There's a homicidal maniac out there! You can't leave me
"You'll have to hide in the back of the car. Lock all the
doors and lie on the floor in the back, under this blanket.
No-one will see you. When I come back, I'll knock three
times on the door. Then you can get up and open it. Don't
open it unless you hear three knocks." George opened the
door and slipped out into the rain. He quickly disappeared
into the blackness.
Marie quickly locked the doors and settled down under
the blanket in the back for a long wait. She was frightened
and worried, but she was a strong-minded woman. She
had not been waiting long, however, when she heard a
strange scratching noise. It seemed to be coming from the
roof of the car.
Marie was terrified. She listened, holding her breath.
Then she heard three slow knocks, one after the other,
also on the roof of the car. Was it her husband? Should
she open the door? Then she heard another knock, and
another. This was not her husband. It was somebody -- or
something -- else. She was shaking with fear, but she
forced herself to lie still. The knocking continued -- bump,
bump, bump, bump.
Many hours later, as the sun rose, she was still lying
there. She had not slept for a moment. The knocking had
never stopped, all night long. She did not know what to do.
Where was George? Why had he not come for her?
Suddenly, she heard the sound of three or four
vehicles, racing quickly down the road. All of them pulled
up around her, their tires screeching on the road. At last!
Someone had come! Marie sat up quickly and looked out
of the window.
The three vehicles were all police cars, and two still
had their lights flashing. Several policemen leapt out. One
of them rushed towards the car as Marie opened the door.
He took her by the hand.
"Get out of the car and walk with me to the police
vehicle. miss. You're safe now. Look straight ahead. Keep
looking at the police car. Don't look back. Just don't look
Something in the way he spoke filled Marie with cold
horror. She could not help herself. About ten yards from
the police car, she stopped, turned and looked back at the
George was hanging from the tree above the car, a
rope tied around his neck. As the wind blew his body back
and forth, his feet were bumping gently on the roof of the
car -- bump, bump, bump, bump.
57.Where were the Winstons going when this incident
a. Home. b. To Coldform Mental
c. To a party. d. To a Police Station.
58.What was the reason for the news announcement
on the radio?
a. Six people, including
John Downey, had been
b. A dangerous prisoner
c. The police were warning
of accidents on the
roads in the bad
d. Some people had been
seen acting strangely in
the Cheshire area.
59.What did George think was causing the trouble
with the car?
a. the carburetor b. the rain drumming on
c. the accelerator d. he had no idea
60.Why did he pull the car off the road?
a. to have a rest b. to go for a walk
c. to walk to the nearest
d. it broke down
61.Why did Marie stay in the car when George left?
a. She was afraid to go out
in the dark.
b. So no-one would steal
c. Her clothes weren't
suitable for the rain
d. She wanted to get some
62.Where did George set off to walk to?
a. the Mental Hospital b. the nearest house
c. the Harrisons' house d. the police station.
63.What made Marie so frightened as she waited in the
a. There was a strange
sound coming from the
b. She could see a man
acting strangely outside
c. Some police cars came
racing down the road.
d. She was afraid of the
rain and the dark.
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Questions from 64 through 70
Horse owners who plan to breed one or more mares
should have a working knowledge of heredity and know
how to care for breeding animals and foals. The number of
mares bred that actually conceive varies from about 40 to
85 percent, with the average running less than 50 percent.
Some mares that do conceive fail to produce living foals.
This means that, on average, two mares are kept a whole
year to produce one foal, and even then, some foals are
disappointments from the standpoint of quality.
By careful selection, breeders throughout history have
developed various kinds of horses with a wide variety of
characteristics to suit many different needs. The Great
Horse of the Middle Ages, for example, was bred for size
and strength to carry a heavily armored knight. The
massive horses of such breeds are often called "cold
blooded." The Arabs bred lithe desert horses that were
small and swift. These animals are often referred to as
"hot blooded. " Cross-breeding of hot-blooded and cold-
blooded horses for certain characteristics produced
breeds ranging from riding horses to draft horses.
The Thoroughbred is considered by many to be the
highpoint of elegance and fine selective breeding. Many
persons mistakenly apply the name Thoroughbred to any
purebred horse. But a Thoroughbred is a distinct breed of
running horses that traces its ancestry through the male
line directly back to three Eastern stallions: the Byerly
Turk, the Darley Arabian, and the Godolphin Barb. For
convenience the breeds of horses are often divided into
three major groups: (1) ponies, (2) heavy, or draft horses,
and (3) light horses.
64. Which of the following is not an example of an
a. Byerly Turk b. Darley Arabian
c. Thoroughbred d. Godolphin Barb
65. Which of the following was NOT a characteristic of
the Great Horse of the Middle Ages?
a. Large Size b. Swiftness
c. Strength d. Cold-bloodedness
66. It can be inferred from the passage that cold-
blooded and hot-blooded horses were cross-bred
for what reason?
a. Such cross-breeding
was a safer means of
b. Cross-bred horses were
preferred by Arabs.
c. By cross-breeding,
horses with desirable
could be produced.
67. In line 16, "lithe" most nearly means
a. graceful. b. clumsy.
c. massive. d. bulky.
68. Which of the following is NOT one of the major
divisions of horse breeds?
a. Draft horses b. Ponies
c. Foals d. Light horses
69. According to the passage, which of the following
horses is considered to be the finest purebred?
a. Darley Arabian b. Thoroughbred
c. Godolphin Barb d. Byerly Turk
70. To conceive is to
a. become sick. b. become pregnant.
c. die. d. be born.
Questions from 71 through 75
Animals that produce large amounts of offspring depend
upon the sheer size of the litter for the perpetuation of their
species. The young mature very quickly and are not
educated, as the parents are usually involved with
obtaining their own food and with reproduction. Should
some of the offspring become endangered, the parent will
not interfere, because it is not expected that all the young
survive, which is the reason for a large litter.
One animal that produces large litters is the hamster. A
female hamster is able to bear young when she is six
weeks to two months old. The gestation period is about 16
Although an average litter size is from five to ten,
hamsters commonly have as few as three or as many as a
dozen offspring at a time. Mothers will sometimes eat their
own young, particularly when the number of offspring is
large. Females may produce litters up to an age of about
15 months at monthly intervals. The blind, hairless young
begin to grow fur in two to three days. Their eyes open
after about two weeks. After ten days they begin eating
solid food, though the mother will continue to nurse them
for about two more weeks. In captivity, a typical hamster
may live for two to three years.
71. The gestation period for hamsters is about
a. nine months. b. one month.
c. 16 days. d. six weeks.
72. Female hamsters will sometimes eat their young
for what reason?
a. Hunger b. Because of a large
number of offspring
c. Deformed babies d. The young mature too
73. Female hamsters may reproduce as young as
a. six weeks old. b. six months old.
c. 15 months old. d. two weeks old.
74. "Perpetuation" in line 2 means
a. extinction. b. annihilation.
c. variation. d. continuation.
75. Hamsters can produce offspring until what age?
a. two years b. six weeks
c. 15 months d. 16 days
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Directions: Look at the following text about Coffee.
The paragraph is incomplete, so you need to choose
the best word that complete the paragraph correctly.
Questions from 76 through 84
Many people all over the world like (76) ________coffee.
In Britain, for example, people drink about 60 million cups
of coffee (77) ________ day. In some countries, like Italy,
people like (78) ________ small cup of strong coffee,
usually without milk. In other countries, like the USA,
people have coffee made (79) ________ a lot of milk and
sugar. Coffee first arrived (80) ________ Britain in the
17th century. Many coffee houses (81) ________ then.
But only rich men went to (82) ________ places to meet
friends, talk and do business. Women did not go to coffee
houses (83) ________ they were much too dangerous.
Today, coffee is (84) ________ than before and people
drink it everywhere, at home, at work and in cafés.
a. drink b. drinking
c. drinks d. drank
a. every b. all
c. the whole d. most
a. Some b. by
c. a d. The
a. up b. with
c. on d. by
a. beside b. on
c. at d. in
a. open b. opened
c. opening d. opens
a. these b. their
c. that d. this
a. that b. or
c. because d. but
a. cheapest b. cheap
c. cheaper d. cheaping
Directions: Look at the following text about Leonardo
Da Vinci. The first sentence of each paragraph has
been removed. The sentences are listed below the
text. Match them with the correct paragraphs.
Questions from 85 through 91
The Genius of Leonardo
He was the illegitimate son of a Florentine lawyer and
property owner. His artistic bent obviously appeared at an
early age for when he was 15 he was apprenticed to the
painter Verocchio. In 1472 he was accepted in the
painters‟ guild in Florence, where he remained until 1481.
And among his early drawings were many sketches of
mechanical apparatus and weapons, evidence of his
interest in, and knowledge of things mechanical.
His artistic achievements in Milan reached their peak with
the mural „The Last Supper‟ completed in 1497.
In the 1490s he began monumental treatises on painting,
architecture, human anatomy and mechanics. He set
down his observations on these themes in voluminous
notes and sketches, which he would later assemble in his
notebooks. There remain of his notebooks a prodigious
7000 pages, all in characteristic „mirror-writing‟.
He then went back to Milan and entered the service of the
French King Louis XII. Later he was to work in Rome with
Raphael and Michelangelo on designs for the new church
of St Peter. In 1516 he settled in France, at Cloux, near
Amboise, where he died three years later.
He was no mere theorist advancing fanciful ideas. He was
a practical man, who designed things that would work,
because he could see how they would work.
There is no evidence that Leonardo actually built the
machines and mechanical devices he sketched and
described. And in many cases their practical importance
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remained unrealised and unrealisable for centuries. There
was neither the demand for them nor the technology.
Match the following sentences with the correct
a. Leonardo returned to Florence in 1499, where he
painted that most famous painting 'The Mona Lisa' (1503).
b. Between 1482 and 1499 he was employed in the
service of the Duke of Milan, to whom he was painter,
sculptor, musician and technical adviser on military and
engineering matters. (87)
c. In whatever subject he studied, Leonardo laid absolute
faith in the evidence of his eyes. (90)
d. Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 in Vinci, a small
village in Tuscany.(85)
e. And it is in his 'things', his machines, that we are
interested in this book. (91)
f. By then Leonardo's expertise with paint brush and
palette, pen and pencil was already well advanced. (86)
g. But his creative energies now were turning more and
more to scientific and literary pursuits. (88)
Directions: Choose the word or words to link the
paragraphs. Remember that the topic of one
paragraph should follow logically from the topic of the
last paragraph and should lead on to the topic of the
Questions from 92 through 98
HOW POTTERY IS MADE
92. ___ by preparing the clay to remove any air bubbles.
Clay needs preparing before you use it to make sure its
texture is even and that it is free from air bubbles. Air
trapped in clay expands when heated in the kiln, causing it
93. ___ make the thing you want. There are four basic
methods to use. Firstly, pinch pots, made by squeezing
clay with your fingers. Secondly, slab pots, made by
joining flat sheets of clay, thirdly coil pots, made with
sausages of clay and finally, pots made on the wheel
94. ___ the clay to dry for about a day until it becomes
“leather hard”, like firm cheese. At this stage, you can
finish fine details or decorate the clay.
95. ___ a week or so, when the clay is completely dry, you
bake, or fire, the pot to about 80°C to make it hard. This is
called “biscuit firing”. It also makes the clay porous for the
96. ___ is to cover the pot with a special kind of powdered
glass called glaze. The powder is mixed with water, and
applied to the pot by dipping, pouring, brushing or
97. ___ the pot is fired again: to a higher temperature this
time (between 1000°C and 1400°C depending the clay).
This is called glaze or “ghost” firing. It makes the glaze
melt and gives the pot an even, glass-like coating.
98.___ from start to finish, takes about two weeks.
Match the following sentences with the correct
a. After (95)
b. Leave (94)
c. The whole process (98)
d. The next stage (96)
e. Finally (97)
f. Start (92)
g. Next (93)
Directions: Choose the letter that best organizes the
1. For a lightweight poster or sign, you can use either
offset book stock or cover stock.
2. You'll probably have to take your publication to a
commercial printer, however, since bristol won't feed
through most desktop printers or copy machines.
3. The type of paper you choose for a poster or a sign
depends on how it will be reproduced and how it is
going to be used.
4. If you need to create a more durable poster or sign, or
create packaging, bristol stock is your best choice.
a. 1-3-4-2 b. 2-1-4-3
c. 2-1-3-4 d. 3-1-2-4
1. It's rare, but not unheard of, for mail to go astray.
2. And many corporate mail servers have had growing
pains, too, experiencing holdups and the odd deletion.
3. On the whole though, you can assume email will
4. However during 1997, AOL and Microsoft Network - to
name just the big players - had severe mail outages
resulting in the delay, and in some cases loss, of
5. In general Internet email is considerably more reliable
than the postal service.
a. 5-1-4-2-3 b. 5-1-3-2-4
c. 4-1-5-3-2 d. 5-1-4-3-2