Seen fireworks before? Pre-intermediate Unit 7 / Intermediate Unit 2
Straightforward Quick Placement & Diagnostic test
The Straightforward Quick Placement & Diagnostic test has been designed to help you decide which of the five levels of the Straightforward series is the most appropriate for you.
The Straightforward test has 50 questions, each worth one point. The first 40 are grammar questions and the final 10 are vocabulary questions. To decide your level, use the conversion chart below. Please note that these bandings are a guide.
|0 - 15||Beginner|
|16 - 24||Elementary|
|25 - 32||Pre-intermediate|
|33 - 39||Intermediate|
|40 - 45||Upper Intermediate|
|46 - 50||Advanced|
This test can also be used to diagnose grammar that you need clarification on. Please consult the relevant level and unit of the course for more information.
1.I ________________ from France. Beginner Unit 1
2.This is my friend. _____________ name is Peter. Beginner Unit 1
3.Mike is ______________. Beginner Unit 4
a) my sister’s friend
b) friend my sister
c) friend from my sister
d) my sister friend’s
4.My brother is ______________ artist. Beginner Unit 2 / Elementary Basics 2
5._______________ 20 desks in the classroom. Beginner Unit 7 / Elementary Unit 3
a) This is
b) There is
c) They are
d) There are
6.Paul ________________ romantic films. Beginner Unit 5
a) likes not
b) don’t like
c) doesn’t like
d) isn’t likes
7.Sorry, I can’t talk. I _____________ right now. Beginner Unit 11
b) ‘m driving
8.She _________________ at school last week. Beginner Unit 8 / Elementary Unit 5
a) didn't be
9.I _________________ the film last night. Beginner Unit 9 / Elementary Unit 5
10.__________________ a piece of cake? No, thank you. Elementary Unit 1
a) Do you like
b) Would you like
c) Want you
d) Are you like
11.The living room is ___________________ than the bedroom. Elementary Unit 10 / Pre-int Unit 6
a) more big
b) more bigger
12.The car is very old. We’re going ____________________ a new car soon. Beginner Unit 12 / Elementary Unit 11
a) to buy
c) to will buy
13.Jane is a vegetarian. She ____________________ meat. Beginner Unit 6 / Elementary Unit 4
a) sometimes eats
b) never eats
c) often eats
d) usually eats
14.There aren’t ________________ buses late in the evening. Elementary Unit 3 / Pre-int Unit 3
15.The car park is _________________ to the restaurant. Elementary Unit 3 / Pre-int Unit 3
d) in front
16.Sue ________________ shopping every day. Elementary Unit 8 / Pre-int Unit 4
a) is going
17.They _________________ in the park when it started to rain heavily. Intermediate Unit 4
b) were walking
c) were walk
d) are walking
seen fireworks before? Pre-intermediate Unit 7 / Intermediate Unit 2
a) Did you ever
b) Are you ever
c) Have you ever
d) Do you ever
19.We’ve been friends ____________________ many years. Pre-intermediate Unit 10 / Intermediate Unit 2
20.You _________________ pay for the tickets. They’re free. Intermediate Unit 3
a) have to
b) don’t have
c) don’t need to
d) doesn’t have to
21.Jeff was ill last week and he _________________ go out. Pre-intermediate Unit 11
22.These are the photos ________________ I took on holiday. Pre-intermediate Unit 12
23.We’ll stay at home if it _______________ this afternoon. Pre-intermediate Unit 8
c) will rain
24.He doesn’t smoke now, but he __________________ a lot when he was young. Pre-intermediate Unit 2
a) has smoked
c) used to smoke
d) was smoked
25.Mark plays football ___________________ anyone else I know. Pre-intermediate Unit 6 / Intermediate Unit 5
a) more good than
b) as better as
c) best than
d) better than
26.I promise I __________________ you as soon as I’ve finished this cleaning.
Pre-intermediate Unit 5 / Intermediate Unit 6
a) will help
b) am helping
c) going to help
d) have helped
27.This town ___________________ by lots of tourists during the summer.
Pre-intermediate Unit 9 / Intermediate Unit 11
c) is visiting
d) is visited
28.He said that his friends ____________ to speak to him after they lost the football match.
Intermediate Unit 12 / Upper-intermediate Unit 10
a) not want
c) didn’t want
d) aren’t wanting
29.How about _________________ to the cinema tonight? Pre-intermediate Unit 4
c) to go
d) for going
30.Excuse me, can you ___________________ me the way to the station, please? Pre-intermediate Unit 3
31.I wasn’t interested in the performance very much. ________________.
Intermediate Unit 4
a) I didn’t, too.
b) Neither was I.
c) Nor I did.
d) So I wasn’t.
32.Take a warm coat, _______________ you might get very cold outside.
Upper Intermediate Unit 4
b) in case
c) so that
d) in order to
33.__________________ this great book and I can’t wait to see how it ends.
Intermediate Unit 7 / Upper Intermediate Unit 4
a) I don’t read
b) I’ve read
c) I’ve been reading
d) I read
34.What I like more than anything else ___________________ at weekends.
Upper Intermediate Unit 1
a) playing golf
b) to play golf
c) is playing golf
d) is play golf
35.She ________________ for her cat for two days when she finally found it in the garage. Upper Intermediate Unit 5
b) had been looked
c) had been looking
d) were looking
36.We won’t catch the plane _________________ we leave home now! Please hurry up! Upper Intermediate Unit 6
b) providing that
37.If I hadn’t replied to your email, I___________________ here with you now. Upper Intermediate Unit 6
a) can’t be
b) wouldn’t be
c) won’t be
d) haven’t been
38.Do you think you ___________________ with my mobile phone soon? I need to make a call. Upper Intermediate Unit 7
b) are finishing
c) will have finished
d) are finished
39.I don’t remember mentioning __________________ dinner together tonight. Upper Intermediate Unit 10
a) go for
b) you going to
c) to go for
d) going for
40.Was it Captain Cook ______________ New Zealand? Upper Intermediate Unit 12
a) who discovered
c) that discover
d) who was discovering
41.You may not like the cold weather here, but you’ll have to ________________, I’m afraid.
a) tell it off
b) sort itself out
c) put up with it
d) put it off
42.It’s cold so you should __________________ on a warm jacket.
43.Paul will look ______________ our dogs while we’re on holiday.
44.She ___________________ a lot of her free time reading.
45.Hello, this is Simon. Could I ___________________ to Jane, please?
46.They’re coming to our house ___________________ Saturday.
47.I think it’s very easy to ___________ debt these days.
a) go into
c) go down to
d) get into
48.Come on! Quick! Let’s get _____________!
d) with immediate effect
49.I phoned her ____________ I heard the news.
c) by the time
d) the moment
50.I feel very ____________. I’m going to go to bed!