Placement test for adults

I. Choose the correct answer

1. Most university students.......on campus in their first year.


2. They…..personal computers when my father was a student.


3. I…. want to be a practicing doctor but now I’m more interested in research.


4. I finished my essay yesterday but ….it in to the tutor yet.


5. The government has released some…data showing how schools are not providing an adequate education to our children


6.  Doctors to cut down on salt in our diets if we want to reduce the risk of getting heart disease


7. .................this newspaper report, more women smoke then men nowadays.


8. You really should go to Namibia. The scenery is... stunning and the people are very friendly.


9. You really should go to Namibia. The scenery is... stunning and the people are very friendly.


10. Stress is the physical and mental tension you feel when _____ with change.


II. Choose the answer (a, b, c or d) that is nearest in meaning to the printed before it.

1. 'If I were you, I would take the job,' said my roommate.


2. He last had his eyes tested ten months ago.


3. He is not flexible in his work; that is why he doesn't have many friends.


Choose the best sentence (a, b, c, or d) made from the given cues.


4. provide/ your handwriting/ legible/ test scorer/ accept/ your answer//


5. I/ advise/ him/ ask/ bus conductor/ tell/ him/ where/ get off.


III. Reading comprehension

Education was of primary importance to the English colonists and was conducted at home as well as in established schools. Regardless of geographic location or finances, most Americans learned to read and compute numbers. For many, the Bible and other religious tracts were their only books; however, the excellent language contained in such works usually made them good primers. Many families owned one or more of Shakespeare's works, a copy of John Bunyan's classic A Pilgrim's Progress, and sometimes collections of English literary essays, poems, or historical speeches.
In 1647 the Massachusetts School Law required every town of at least 50 households to maintain a grammar school. The law was the first to mandate public education in America. In the middle colonies at the time, schools were often dependent on religious societies, such as the Quakers and other private organizations. In the South, families employed private tutors or relied on the clergy to conduct education. At the outset, most elementary schools were for boys, but schools for girls were established in the eighteenth century in most cities and large towns. In spite of the informal atmosphere of most American schools, the literacy rate in the colonies of mid-eighteenth-century America was equal to or higher than in most European countries.
Before the American Revolution, nine colleges had been founded, including Harvard, William and Mary, Yale, the College of New Jersey (now Princeton), Brown, Rutgers, Dartmouth, and Kings College (later Columbia University). By 1720 the natural sciences and modern languages were being taught, as well as courses in practical subjects such as mechanics and agriculture. At the end of the eighteenth century, medical schools were established at the College of Philadelphia and at King's College.

1. According to the passage, most Americans learned how to



2. According to the passage, all of the following sometimes substituted for school books EXCEPT




3. According to the passage, the Massachusetts School Law applied to every town with how many households?



4. According to the passage, the middle colonies often depended upon which group to provide education?




5. According to the passage, who often conducted education in the South?



6. How well educated were Americans in comparison to most European countries?



7. According to the passage, all the following subjects are mentioned as being taught in colleges in the 1700s EXCEPT



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