General English Test

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Part 1 - Choose the best option

Each sentence can be completed using one or more of the alternatives (A, B, C, D).   There are between two and four alternatives each time.  In some sentences more than one alternative is possible. 

Choose the most appropriate option and select the corresponding box.

1.   The teacher encouraged her students .................... to an English pen-friend.
A. should write
B. write
C. wrote
D. to write
2.   They spent a lot of time ..................................... at the pictures in the museum
A. looking
B. for looking
C. to look
D. to looking
3.  Becky enjoys science lessons, but all her experiments seem to ........................................ wrong.
A. turn
B. come
C. end
D. go
4.  ......................................  for Martin, all the group arrived on time.
A. Except
B. Other
C. Besides
D. Apart
5.  She ...................................... her neighbour's children for the broken window
A. accused
B. complained
C. blamed
D. denied
6.  As I had missed my lesson, my friend went ................................... the homework with me
A. by
B. after
C. over
D. on
7.  Whether she's a good actor or not is a ......................................... of opinion.
A. matter
B. subject
C. point
D. case
8.  The roof of the old building was ............................... up by four columns.
A. built
B. carried
C. held
d. supported
9.  Would it ..................................... you if we came on Thursday?
A. agree
B. suit
C. like
D. fit
10. This form ........................................... be handed in until the end of the week.
A. doesn't need
B. doesn't have
C. needn't
D. hasn't got

Part 2 - Where would you see this notice?

Please read the notices below.  Where would you expect to see these?
1.  "  Please Leave Your Room Key At Reception "
A. In a Shop
B. In a Hotel
C. In a Taxi
2.  " Foreign Money Changed Here "
A. In a library
B. In a bank
C. In a police station
3.  " Afternoon Show Starts At 3pm "
A. Outside a theatre
B. Outside a supermarket
C. Outside a restaurant
4.  " CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS.  Lessons start again January 8th "
A. At a travel agent
B. At an English school
C. At a restaurant
5.  " Price per night - $10 per Tent / $5 per Person "
A. At a cinema
B. In a hotel
C. At a campsite

Part 3 - Written Answer

Write an answer to  the following question. Write your answer in 120 -180 words in an appropriate style on the answer sheet, putting the question number in the box provided.

"Write about how you celebrate a special day in your country. For example, in Australia we have a special horse race in November called 'The Melbourne Cup'.  Nearly everyone stops work for a few minutes to watch the race.  Most shops shut and the restaurants have special lunches"

Please write your answer in the text box below

 
 
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