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AMERICAN LANGUAGE COURSE PLACEMENT TEST

PART I - LISTENING
Directions for questions 1-25. You will hear questions an the
test tape.
Select the one correct answer a, b, c, or d and mark your answer
sheet.
DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST BOOKLET.
1.

a. April

7. a. He's in New York.


b. He's a doctor.

b.June

c. August

c. He's twenty years old.

d. September

d. He's very athletic.

2. a. red
b.

8.

wool

rain

small

a. seeing tiny particles


b. stopping vehicles
c. weighing objects
d. ruling people .

3. a. Do you have difficulty


in getting to sleep?

9. a. He was glad.
b. He wanted to eat.

b. Do-you have problems in


waking up?

c. He was mad.
d. He was indifferent

c
during the night?

Do you fall off the bed


10.
races

d. Do you dream amen you


fall asleep?

a. athletic games and


b. winning teams
c. school courses
d. homework

4. a. a typewriter which is

fixed to a table
b.

one that is heavy-and

not easy to carry


c.

11. a. distances
b. directions
c. the weight of objects

one that is light-and

d. the volume of liquid

easy to carry
d. a large standard

12. a. Cadet Jones

typewriter

b. lost it
c. next week

5. a.

because it's not cheap


b.

because it's a good

conductor
c.
d.

because of its color

because it is not
flexible

6. a.

None of them are here.


b.
c.

d.

d. some days later

Most of them are here.


Some of them are here.

Many of them are here.

13. a. quite well


b. not very well
c. couldn't sleep at all
d. quite suddenly
14. a. the instructor
b. some money
c. a story
d. an announcement
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15. a. thirteen

21. a~ exactly, 12:00

b. thirty

b. around noon

c. last Sunday

c. before 12:00

d. a third of them
16. a some place

d. after 12:00
22. a. clean

b. nowhere

b. flat

c. Saturday night

c. heavy

d. anywhere

d. loose

17. a. asked

23. A. two days ago

. . .b. notified

b. yesterday
c. blamed
c. a week ago

d. reviewed
d. three days ago
18.

a. attitude
a. his lesson

24.

b. relaxed
b. will finish
c. stiff

c. his recording
d. altitude
d. in a few minutes

19.

a. very short
b. a part

25. a. medicine.
b. water
c. gradually
c. a cigarette

d. graciously
d. some food
20.

a. Mary only
b. Mr. Nelson
c. only John
d. Mary or John

Directions for questions 26-50. You will now hear statements on


the test tape. Select the one correct answer a, b, c, or d and
mark your answer sheet.
26. a.

I ought to like coffee.


Ed.

b.

I might like coffee.

c.

I would like coffee.

d.

Coffee isn't stimulating.


neither.

27. a.

Tom.
both.

I didn't have any visitors


it.
yesterday.

b.

it.

I had a few visitors at


home.

it.
it.

c.

28. a. The desk belongs to


b. The desk belongs to
c. The desk belongs to
d. The desk belongs to
29.

a. We have to receive
b. We can receive
c. We might receive
d. We won't receive

We didn't have a holiday

yesterday.

30. a. He criticized his


patient.

d.

I had a lot of visitors.


patient.

b. He examined his
c. He treated his

patient.

d. He dismissed his
patient.
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31. a. It is very straight.
38.
unexpectedly.
b.

It is clean.
c:

d.

We met them

b. We were introduced to them.

It is out of shape.
cafeteria.

c. We didn't go to the

It is steel.

d. We didn't see them at all.

We visit my friend.

39. a. Yesterday Bill played

32. a.
b.
c.
d.

a.

We should visit my friend.


We visited my friend.

tennis very well.


B. The girl plays well.

We can't visit my friend.

c. The girl saw Bill play


tennis yesterday.

33. a.

The community center was


girl

d.

Bill didn't see the

big.

yesterday.
b.

Only a few were there.

c.

Many people were there.


40. a.
same level. .

d.

None were at the center.


them.

He has reached the

b. He is still behind
c. He dropped behind

them.
34. a.

The enemy fought harder.


b.
attack.

. .c

d. He is ahead of them.

The enemy started their


41. a.
with him.

Bill had much money

The enemy charged.


didn't have enough money.

b. He

d. The enemy surrendered.

c. He had a few dollars


left over.
d. He bought the jacket
without

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a. They may be quiet.


any trouble.
....

b. They have to be quiet.

c. They might not be


quiet.

b.

there.

d. They shouldn't be
quiet.

42. a.
park there.

c.

there.
there.

It is unlawful to park

suggestion.

Parking is always done

43. a.
B.

She made the


She agreed to the

b. They study while on


suggestion.
duty.

Parking is permitted

d.

36. a. They study during


suggestion.
working hours.

It is all right to

c. She changed the


d.

suggestion.

She typed the

c. They study in their


free time.

44. a.

The-student went out

twice
d. They study on time.
the

last week.
b.

37. a. She asked me to stop


reading.

party.
c.

the

The students went to

The student will go to

b. She asked me to continue


my reading.

attend

party.
D.

The students didn't

c. She asked me not to

the party.

read it.
She asked me to read
it again.
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45. a.

We were very glad when the 48. a.


the big

The TV programs pay

plane took off.

companies.

'b. Getting nearer to the

b.

Most TV programs sell

cars
airport made us happy.
c.

and soft drinks.

Leaving the airport made


produce
us happy.
d.

c.

The TV companies
soft drinks and

breakfast

We were very glad when

foods.

we visited the airport.

D.

The big companies pay

for
the TV programs.
46. a.

There is nothing wrong

in John's room.
...b

49. a.

It is too heavy.

People come in and out


b . It is dirty.

of John's room.

c. It can be seen

through

c. The lights in John's

metal.

d. It is made of light

room are O.K.


d.

John is having lighting


50. a.
aware
troubles.

Betty told her to be


of it.

consider

b. Betty told her to

47., a. All examinations have

it.

...................... over 120 questions


c. Betty told her to delete it.
b. All examinations have
forget it.

d. Betty told her to

less than 100 questions.


C. This examination has
100 questions.
d. This examination doesn't
have 100 questions.
Directions for questions 51-00. You will now hear dialogs on the
test tape.
Select the one correct answer a, b, c, or d and mark your answer
sheet.
51. a.
b.

none

55. a.

five
c.

twenty-five

d.
52. a.

b.

c.

no one knows .

d.
56. a.

eat something light


lesson.

It is old.

He finished a new

b.

drink something hot


introduce a new
d.

It is not pretty.
c:. It is blue.

eat a piece of candy


lesson.

b.

It is new.

c.

eat a big meal

He began a new
He forgot to
lesson.

aside.

d.

He put the new lesson

53. a. He can't write it all.

b. He can't write neatly.


A. The attendant refused to check
c. He can write it fairly well.
d. He can write it slowly.
tank half

water and oil.


b.

The major wants her


full.

54. a. He wants to eat out now.


is out of

c.

The filling station

b.He doesn't want to right now.


c.He has had his lunch already.
tank full.

d.

gas.
The major wants her

d. He wants to eat later.


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58.a. Her smile disappeared all
at once.

60.A.Their hobbies are


much alike.

the same.

b. Her smile began to show up


their hobbies

`b. Their hobbies are


c.

They work at

beautifully.

together.

c. She always has a pretty


their hobbies

d.

They work at

smile.

separately.
d. Her smile lingered on.

59. a

Lt. Baker is not a member.

b. Lt. Baker remembers the show.


c. Lt. Baker remembers the
Officers' Club
d. Lt. Baker is a member.
THISIS THE END OF THE LISTENING PART OF THE TEST.

PARTII - READING
Directions for questions 61-100. Choose the one correct
answer, a, b, c, or d
...............................................
61.

Miller's car stalled on a hill.


a. His car stopped.
b. His car went very fast.
c. His car went aver the hill.
d. His car couldn't climb the hill fast.

62 .What would make such an idea pop into your head?


a. Do you have a good idea?
b. Where did you get such an idea?
c. Who hit you on the head?
d. Do you have a headache?
63. It took more time than we expected.
a. required
b. stole
c. made
d. happened
64. Lay off, or I will hit you.
a. stop it
b. Continue
c . Fall of

'

d . Make off

65. This building needs torepaired.


a. become
.. .b. being
c. been
d. be
56. I am interested meeting your friend.
a. of
b. for
c) in
d. by
57. Would it be better
repair it?

to replace the tire instead of

a. trying
b. to try
c. try
d. tried
58: Excuse me. I'm afraid Ia mistake.
a. made
b. did
c. gave
. d. give
9. John isn't as fat now he was.
a. than

b. that
c. when
d. as
10. Cotton isthat we raise here.
a. the most important crop
b. the crop most important
c. most important crop
d. most crop important.
11 . The man wouldn't carrythe command that he was
given.
a. over
b . up
c. by
d. out
12. People should alwaysthe truth
a. say
b. talk
C. tell
d.- said

That's the bus to San Francisco.


a. that go
b. which goes
c. goes
d. is going

74. Many people are to see how large Chicago really is.
a. surprise
b. surprising
c. surprisingly
d. surprised
75. Those flowers smell good. Where did you get

...........a . it.
b. them
c. they.
d. him

76. I don't know Wilson's number. Let's look it


telephone
book .
a. in
b. out
c. up
. .d........over
77. A dime isten cents.
a. worth
b . value
c. same as
d. equal

in the

78. I'm going to the movie tonightthe rain.


a. spite of
b. in spite
c. in spite of
d. of spite for
79. This is not a good tire. You should.
a. replace it
b. replaced it
c. replacing it
d. it replace
80. You've sold the car that you had last year,
a. haven't you
b. hadn't you
c. had you
d. didn't you
81. The instructor gave me a new book yesterday.
a. to reading
b . for read,.
c. of reading
d. to read
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82. There'll be a lot of people on the bus,?


a. won't they
b. are they
c. are there
d. won't there
83. Did Marygo home early?
_

a. has to
b. had to
c. have to

'

d. having to

84. If ITom,I would have told you.


a. saw
b. would see
c. had seen
d. see
85. We won't get home early,?
a. won't we
b . would we
c. should we
d. will we

86. Kenneth's car is new, but ours


a. too is
b. isn't
c. isn't either
d. isn't toot
87. Jack at the airport. '
a.

may be meet

b.

will meeting

c.

will be met

d.

should met

88. We'll. stay home until the mail man.


a. will come
b. would come
c. did come
d.

comes

89 The nurse is Williams wife .


a. you saw
b. where you saw
c. what you saw
d. when you. saw

90. enough food for dinner?


a. Why there weren't
b . Why weren't there
c . Why there wasn't
d. Why wasn't there
91. They lived in this house
a. during many years
b. before many years
c. many years ago
d. since many years
92. Do you know how much? .
a. milk is costing
b. costs milk
c. milk costs
d. costing milk
93. He'll stay in Los Angeles until.the country.
a. he leaves
b. he'll leave
c. he would leave
d. he did leave

94. What for dinner tonight?


a. do you like .
b. would you like
c. will you like
d. may you like
95. How many studentson the trip yesterday?
a. there were
b. was there
c. there was
d. were there
96 . I'd help

you if I more time. _

a. had
b. have
c. would have had
d.

could have had.

97. Harold keepshis old friends.


a. is touch of .
b. in touch with.
c. on touch with
d. off touch with
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98. It is unsafe to drive with brakes.


a. superior
b. resembling
c. defective
d. reluctant
99. Do the students know ?
a. very well English now
b. English very well now
c. now English very will
d. very English well now

100. anything at the department store?


a. `Were you needing
b. Are you needing.
c. Have .you need
d. Do you need
THIS IS THE END OF THE TEST.
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