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English Proficiency Assessment Test at Intermediate Level

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 
 
Instructions: Choose the correct option (a-c).
 

 1. 

Even though the robbers were ____, we were very frightened.
a.
unarmed
b.
battle-weary
c.
lavish
 

 2. 

When we arrived at Maria's for dinner, we saw that she had prepared a ____ feast for lunch.
a.
canvas
b.
lavish
c.
deserted
 

 3. 

I like adventure but to be honest, I can't understand the ____ of walking in the freezing cold and risking getting frostbite.
a.
bite
b.
threat
c.
appeal
 

 4. 

When we got to the village it was completely ____ - there was not a single person or animal anywhere.
a.
deserted
b.
fierce
c.
remote
 

 5. 

My brother looks really ____ in his army uniform but he's really very kind and gentle.
a.
battle-weary
b.
fierce
c.
remote
 

 6. 

We went on holiday to a ____ island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. There were very few people and it was beautiful.
a.
deserted
b.
lone
c.
remote
 

 7. 

The main ____ of the expedition is the cold and wind.
a.
threat
b.
combat
c.
bite
 

 8. 

The soldiers were preparing to go ____ by singing war songs and telling jokes.
a.
back in time
b.
into battle
c.
into decline
 

 9. 

If you could go ____ which year would you choose?
a.
into decline
b.
into battle
c.
back in time
 

 10. 

I was surprised to see a ____ wolf on the mountain because they usually hunt in groups.
a.
lone
b.
savage
c.
battle-weary
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 
 
Instructions: Complete the sentence using could have or couldn't have and the verb in brackets in the correct form.
 

 1. 

A: I'm sorry that the journey took so long.

B: Don't apologise. You ______________________________ that there would be so much traffic. (know)
 

 

 2. 

A: I spent a long time on the beach today and I'm a bit pink.

B: Yes, but you're lucky. You ______________________________ badly sunburnt. (got)
 

 

 3. 

I ______________________________ a more expensive phone but I liked the big screen on this one. (buy)
 

 

 4. 

You ______________________________ a better place for the picnic if you’d tried. This is perfect. (find)
 

 

 5. 

Stop complaining about the hotel. You ______________________________ a better one but you chose this one. (book)
 

 
 
Instructions: Complete the third conditional sentence using the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
 

 6. 

If I ______________________________ (knew) it would be so hot, I ______________________________ (not wear) this thick jacket.
 

 

 7. 

You are lucky. If that snake ______________________________ (be) poisonous you ______________________________ (be) very sick.
 

 

 8. 

You ______________________________ (not get) lost if you ______________________________ (look) at the map before you started.
 

 

 9. 

What ______________________________ you ______________________________ (do) if you ______________________________ (miss) your flight?
 

 

 10. 

You ______________________________ (not eat) that cake if you ______________________________ (know) it would make you ill.
 

 

 11. 

If you ______________________________ (bring) a warmer sleeping bag with you, you ______________________________ (sleep) better.
 

 

 12. 

They ______________________________ (not buy) that expensive house if they ______________________________ (not borrow) the money from the bank.
 

 

 13. 

If the police ______________________________ (catch) the robber, he ______________________________ (not rob) another bank.
 

 

 14. 

If you ______________________________ (read) the guidebook, you ______________________________ (find) the ancient castle.
 

 

 15. 

The wild dog ______________________________ (not attack) you if you ______________________________ (not show) you were afraid of it.
 

 

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 
 
Instructions: Read the letter. Are the sentences true or false? Write true or false.

Dear Mum and Dad,

Well, here I am on my way to Planet Zumbart! We are due to arrive early next month and I'm very excited after such a long journey on the spaceship. It's huge and reminds me a bit of the Starship Enterprise in the old series Star Trek, although everything is more up to date and of course it's got all the latest technology. If you can imagine what it would be like on a long-distance cruise, perhaps to somewhere far away like Australia, then you'll get the picture.

We've got a very comfortable cabin with our own little bathroom. You don't have a shower with water! They spray you with a kind of liquid that smells wonderful but it's not wet. The cabin is actually quite big - there aren't any windows and of course you can't go out on deck, but otherwise it's just like being on a boat at sea and it's much better than being on an ordinary plane. There is a dining room where we have dinner every night with all the other space travellers - you should see some of them! The ship has stopped off at several other planets to take on passengers and there are some very strange 'people', I can tell you!

It can get quite boring on such a long trip so they have a fully-equipped entertainment room with Spacernet. It's like the Internet but it covers other planets too and not just Earth. I've already been in touch with my host family on Zumbart and I have to say that if all the Zumbartians are as friendly, we're going to have a really good time. They do have some strange customs though, and I'm very glad they warned me about them before we arrived.

Do you know that they don't actually eat any food? They take these little pills that have all the vitamins and everything else that you need to be healthy. I would imagine that nobody ever needs to go on a diet but I'm not sure that I'm going to get used to not eating things like spaghetti and potatoes! The other strange thing is that they often don't need to speak to anyone. Apparently the Zumbartians have learnt how to communicate by reading minds. The good thing is that if you don't want anyone to read your thoughts then they won't be able to. They said that it's not difficult and if I concentrate, then after a few weeks I'll be able to do it too. They promised though, that they will talk to me. I would hate it if I couldn't chat to people.

Anyway, I have to go now. I don't know exactly when you'll get this - hopefully not too far into the future.

Lots of love,
Louise
 

 1. 

The spaceship is old fashioned.
 

 2. 

They are not travelling direct to the planet of Zumbart.
 

 3. 

They can see the stars from their cabin.
 

 4. 

Louise thinks she's going to miss certain types of food.
 

 5. 

The people on Zumbart never talk to each other.
 

Essay
 

 1. 

Imagine that visitors from another planet are coming to Earth for the first time and they are coming to stay in your country. Write a short guide for them about what they should and shouldn't do. Make sure you tell them about any customs in your country or if there are any special ways people should behave.
 



 
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