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Grammar

Straightforward Upper Intermediate and Advanced Placement test

 

The Straightforward Upper Intermediate and Advanced Placement test has been designed to help you decide whether the Straightforward Upper Intermediate course would be suitable for your students or whether they would qualify for using the Straightforward Advanced Course.

 

The Straightforward test has 50 questions, each worth one point. The first 40 are grammar questions and the final 10 are vocabulary questions. The conversion chart below has been designed to assist you in making your decision but please note, however, that these bandings are a guide.

 

Total score Level
0 – 35 Upper Intermediate
36 – 50 Advanced

 

This test can also be used to diagnose the grammar of the Upper Intermediate level that your students need clarification on.

 

 

Grammar

1 She ____ obsessed with rock climbing at a young age. Unit 1A

a becomes

b became

c has become

d would become

2 He’s not a stamp collector, ___? Unit 1A

a was he

b wasn’t he

c is he

d isn’t he

3 How long ____ you had this car? Unit 1B

a did

b do

c have

d were

4 ____ anyone get hurt? Unit 1B

a did

b were

c have

d had

5 He ____ about birds. It drives me mad! Unit 2A

a forever talk

b is forever talking

c will forever be talking

d has forever been talking

6 She keeps ____ her things all around the place which is so annoying. Unit 2A

a to leave

b leaves

c leave

d leaving

7 He ____ me to the first game when I was only 6. Unit 2C

a used to take

b would take

c took

d has taken

8 At first I ____ starting work so early but this has changed. Unit 2D

a didn't use to

b wouldn't

c didn't have to

d wasn't used to

9 My new PC, ____ I bought last week, has already broken down. Unit 3B

a that

b which

c whose

d ─

10 I'd like to see the photos ____ you took on holiday. Unit 3B

a who

b whose

c where

d ─

11 People __________ from the illness find it difficult to relax. Unit 3C

a suffered

b suffering

c who suffering

d were suffering

12 You'd better take your coat ____ the weather gets worse. Unit 4A

a in case

b otherwise

c so that

d in order to

13 She did a course in confidence building ____ overcome her phobia Unit 4A

a so that

b in order to

c although

d in case

14 He ____ a therapist for several years after he left school. Unit 4B

a has seen

b has been seeing

c saw

d used to seeing

15 She ____ much better since she left the hospital last week. Unit 4B

a is feeling

b feels

c felt

d has been feeling

16 He realized that he ____ his car keys in the office. Unit 5A

a left

b has left

c had left

d was leaving

17 We couldn't fall asleep because our neighbours ____ a lot of noise. Unit 5A

a made

b had made

c have made

d were making

18 ____ plans you might have for the weekend, you'll have to change them. Unit 5B



a Wherever

b Whovever

c Whatever

d However

19 They ____ out for a few years before they decided to get married. Unit 5C

a had gone

b have been going

c were going

d had been going

20 You won't pass the exam ____ you start revising immediately. Unit 6A

a as long as

b provided

c unless

d if

21 We wouldn't have missed the bus if you ____ to chat with Mary! Unit 6A

a didn't stop

b hadn't stopped

c don't stop

d wouldn't have stopped

22 The party was so boring I wish I ____ there at all. Unit 6B

a hadn't gone

b wouldn't go

c haven't gone

d didn't go

23 If only you ____ more time to spend with the family. Unit 6B

a would have

b have had

c had

d have

24 Oh, you're busy? I ____ you later, OK? Unit 7B

a am calling

b call

c have called

d will call

25 By the time the guests arrive, we ____ everything for the party. Unit 7C

a will be preparing

b will have prepared

c prepare

d have prepared

26 During the next meeting we ____ about setting goals . Unit 7C

a are talking

b will have talked

c will be talking

d talk

27 I can't find my keys. I ­____ them. Unit 8B

a may lose

b must lost

c might have lost

d should have lost

28 The police stopped us and said we ____ to enter the building. Unit 8C

a can't

b couldn't

c didn't allow

d weren't allowed

29 Admission was free so we ____ any tickets. Unit 8C

a needn't buy

b mustn't buy

c didn't need to buy

d mustn't have bought

30 I'm not sure if you're aware ____ the risk. Unit 9B

a of

b to

c at

d in

31 The horror movie wasn't just frightening! It was ____ terrifying! Unit 9C

a extremely

b absolutely

c very

d fairly

32 ____ the weather was horrible, we decided to go out for a short walk. Unit 9D

a Even though

b However

c In spite of

d Despite

33 We should remind _____ to be thankful for all that we have. Unit 10A

a us

b ─

c ourselves

d we

34 His father asked Dan where ____ all day. Unit 10B

a had he been

b was he

c he had been

d he has been

35 She advised him ______ sun cream. Unit 10C

a putting

b put on

c to putting on

d to put on

36 She was only 19 when she sailed across ____ Atlantic. Unit 11A

a a

b an

c the

d ─

37 Your leg could be broken so you must have ____ X-ray. Unit 11C

a a

b an

c the

d ─

38 The square was ____ crowded we couldn't pass. Unit 11D

a so

b such

c very

d as

39 Two climbers are reported to ____ during the storm last night. Unit 12B

a die

b have died

c had died

d died

40 I'll need to have the stairs ____. Unit 12C

a renovate

b renovating

c to renovate

d renovated


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