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ENTRY TEST FOR LEVEL THREE OF GENERAL ENGLISH

Total Score: 66 marks

Exercise I.
Choose the correct answer to complete the conversation.( 21 marks )

Alexis Phanourakis has just started his course at a language school in London. He is living with Mrs.Grant and her family. On his first evening he arrives home late.

1. Mrs. G.: Hello, Alexis. Youre late!
Alexis: Yes,
I sorry, Mrs. Grant.
Im sorry, Mrs. Grant.
excuse me, Mrs. Grant.
I apologize, Mrs. Grant.  

2. Mrs. G.: Your suppers nearly cold .Ill put it in the oven.
Alexis: Thank you. Im sorry
I havent rung you but I forgot.
I hadnt rung you but I forgot.
I didnt ring you but I forgot.
I couldnt ring you but I forgot.  

3. Mrs. G.: Well, you must remember in future. Anyway, did you have a good day at school?
Alexis: Yes, it was
more difficult than I expected.
too difficult than I expected.
so difficult than I expected.
very difficult than I expected.  

4. Mrs. G.: Which class are you in?
Alexis: Im in class 4 B. The teacher is
much nice. Her names Ann.
a lot nice. Her names Ann.
very nice. Her names Ann.
so nice. Her names Ann.  

5. Mrs. G.: Ann? Maybe I know her. What does she look like?
Alexis:
Shes got long fair hair and blue eyes.
She is long fair hair and blue eyes.
She have long fair hair and blue eyes.
Shes had long fair hair and blue eyes.  

6. Mrs. G.: Oh, yes. Ann Hamilton. I know her. I think shes a good teacher.
Alexis:
So am I.
So is she.
So do I.
So I think.  

7. Mrs. G.: Good. By the way, did you pick up the booklet about day trips?
Alexis: Yes, and I
did pick up a booklet about weekend trips.
picked up a booklet about weekend trips.
had picked up a booklet about weekend trips.
was picking up a booklet about weekend trips.  

8. Mrs. G.: Have you looked at them?
Alexis: Yes,
Ive looked at.
Ive.
I have.
they have.  

9. Mrs. G.: Are you going away this weekend?
Alexis: Yes, Im going to Stratford - upon - Avon
on Saturday.
by Saturday.
at Saturday.
for Saturday.  

10. Mrs. G.: Oh, that sounds interesting.
Alexis:
Did you ever been to Stratford-upon-Avon?
Were you ever been to Stratford-upon-Avon?
Are you ever been to Stratford-upon-Avon?
Have you ever been to Stratford-upon-Avon?  

11. Mrs. G.: Yes, I went there with my husband two years ago. We went to the theatre to see Macbeth.
Alexis:
Have you enjoyed it?
Did you enjoy it?
Were you enjoying it?
Had you enjoyed it?  

12. Mrs. G.: Yes, it was very good. Have you seen it?
Alexis: Yes,
Ive seen it last year in Athens.
Id seen it last year in Athens.
I saw it last year in Athens.
Ill see it last year in Athens.  

13. Mrs. G.: Do you live in Athens?
Alexis: Yes, Ive been living there
since 1990.
for 1990.
in 1990.
by 1990.  

14. Mrs. G.: Where did you live before that?
Alexis:
I am born in Salonika and I lived there until 1980.
I have been born in Salonika and I lived there until 1980.
I was born in Salonika and I lived there until 1980.
I was bored in Salonika and I lived there until 1980.  

15. Mrs. G.: Where did you go in 1980?
Alexis: My father got a job in Corfu. We stayed there
until ten years.
since ten years.
during ten years.
for ten years.  

16. Mrs. G.: Thats nice. By the way, are you going to Stratford-upon-Avon by train?
Alexis: No,
there has been a special bus from the school early on.
it is a special bus from the school early on.
there will be a special bus from the school early on.
it is going a special bus from the school early on.  

17. Mrs. G.: What time will it leave?
Alexis: At half past seven!
I mustnt oversleep on Saturday morning!
I oughtnt oversleep on Saturday morning!
I dont have to oversleep on Saturday morning!
I might not oversleep on Saturday morning!  

18. Mrs. G.: Dont worry, Ill wake you up. Have you ever been to Stratford-upon-Avon before?
Alexis: Yes, I went there two years
before.
ago.
since.
after.  

19. Mrs. G.: Did you like it? Did you see everything?
Alexis: Nearly everything. I wanted to go to Shakespeares house but
fortunately I didnt have time.
however I didnt have time.
unfortunately I didnt have time.
by the way I didnt have time.  

20. Mrs. G.: Oh well, I am sure youll have a nice day.
Alexis: I
have heard the weather forecast yet.
havent heard the weather forecast yet.
didnt hear the weather forecast yet.
couldnt hear the weather forecast yet.  

21. Mrs. G.: Well, anyway, I dont think its going to rain.
Alexis:
So do I.
I do, too.
Neither do I.
I dont think, too.  


Exercise II.
Choose the correct answer.( 12 marks )

1. We couldnt have our picnic because it began to
flow with rain.
drench with rain.
run with rain.
pour with rain.  

2. My brother is a parachute
trainer.
teacher.
educator.
instructor.  

3. We can no longer afford the cost of
operating two cars, so we are selling one.
managing two cars, so we are selling one.
running two cars, so we are selling one.
controlling two cars, so we are selling one.  

4. The Queen has said that she will
engage the ceremony.
come the ceremony.
attend the ceremony.
impart the ceremony.  

5. She likes to sit on the balcony and
look what goes on below.
gaze what goes on below.
glare what goes on below.
watch what goes on below.  

6. Yes, we do eat out
in time but not very often. Its so expensive nowadays.
from time to time but not very often. Its so expensive nowadays.
on time but not very often. Its so expensive nowadays.
at one time but not very often. Its so expensive nowadays.  

7.
With time his secretary wears the most extravagant clothes.
At one time his secretary wears the most extravagant clothes.
At times his secretary wears the most extravagant clothes.
In time his secretary wears the most extravagant clothes.  

8. Were fighting
in time to finish the job for you before the end of the week.
on time to finish the job for you before the end of the week.
by the time to finish the job for you before the end of the week.
against time to finish the job for you before the end of the week.  

9.
With time the fire brigade found our mountain house, we had put out the fire ourselves with the garden hosepipe.
By the time the fire brigade found our mountain house, we had put out the fire ourselves with the garden hosepipe.
At the same time the fire brigade found our mountain house, we had put out the fire ourselves with the garden hosepipe.
In time the fire brigade found our mountain house, we had put out the fire ourselves with the garden hosepipe.  

10. He asked her so many times to do it that
at the end she did so.
in the end she did so.
to the end she did so.
by the end she did so.  

11. We are selling the hotel
on the end of the summer, and retiring.
at the end of the summer, and retiring.
in the end of the summer, and retiring.
to the end of the summer, and retiring.  

12. I found the book rather dull. I couldnt read it
by the end.
to the end.
on the end.
at the end.  


Exercise III.
Put a, an, the or noting in the input fields.
  1. Hold on 1.  moment, please. I think he is still 2.  bed, but he might just be in 3.  bathroom. Ill go and have 4.  look.
  2. After 5.  awful accident he had 6.  last month, he spent 7.  week in 8.  hospital.
    He had 9.  enormous private room which had 10.  visitors bed in it, so his wife could spend 11.  lot of 12.  time with him at 13.  hospital.
  3. We saw your sister being interviewed on 14.  TV at 15.  weekend.
    It was 16.  interesting program. She was talking about 17.  biography she is writing about 18.  Prime Minister.
Exercise IV.
Choose the correct form of the verb.( 12 marks )

1. Let me
buying you a drink.
buy you a drink.
to buy you a drink.  

2. Ive decided
stopping smoking.
to stop smoking.
stop smoking.  

3. I managed
to find the book I was looking for.
finding the book I was looking for.
finding the book I was looking for.  

4. The smell of roses makes me
to think of a beautiful garden.
think of a beautiful garden.
thinking of a beautiful garden.  

5. I tried
understanding the lecture, but it was too difficult.
understand the lecture, but it was too difficult.
to understand the lecture, but it was too difficult.  

6. The doctor told me
to do more exercise.
doing more exercise.
do more exercise.  

7. Look outside! Its starting
snow.
snowing.
to snow.  

8. Walt Disney
created the character of Mickey Mouse over sixty years ago.
was created the character of Mickey Mouse over sixty years ago.
had created the character of Mickey Mouse over sixty years ago.  

9. At first he
called you a drink.
was called you a drink.
has been called you a drink.  

10. He
gave the name Mickey by Walt Disneys wife, Lillian.
was given the name Mickey by Walt Disneys wife, Lillian.
had been given the name Mickey by Walt Disneys wife, Lillian.  

11. Mickey Mouse cartoons
have translated into sixty languages.
have been translated into sixty languages.
had been translated into sixty languages.  

12. I didnt know Disney
has made the first fulllength cartoon, Snow White, in 1937.
was made the first fulllength cartoon, Snow White, in 1937.
had made the first fulllength cartoon, Snow White, in 1937.  


Exercise V.
In the following groups of sentences only one is correct. Choose the correct sentence. ( 3 marks )

1.
Theres some potatoes, but only a little.
There are some potatoes, but only few.
There are some potatoes, but only a few.  

2.
Only a few people believes his story.
Only a little people believe his story.
Only a few people believe his story.  

3.
There are much cars parked in the street.
There are a lot of cars parked in the street.
There are lots cars parked in the street.