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English test

Postby -Luca- » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:03 pm

Ciao ragazzi, qui di seguito c'è un test di inglese che io e gli amici stiamo facendo :) Io, sono riuscito a ottenere solo il "first B2" del livello Cambridge, ma vorrei fare di più. Il test non ci mostra le risposte corrette, ma solamente il risultato finale. MI aiutate? Io metto le risposte che reputo giuste ... Correggetemiiii grazie mille :)

thanks in advance !!


1) Where's the book ...... C

A There's it
B He's under the chair
C Here it is
D There's on a chair


2) Are you happy?? C

A Yes, I'm
B No, I aren't
C Yes, I am
D No, I not

3) A
A Mary is sitting near you and me
B You and me is sitting near Mary
C Mary and you sitting near me
D You and Mary's sitting near me


4)The cup is ...... the radio B

A at
B near
C between
D next


5)There are ...... in the classroom D

A many peoples
B much pupils
C a lot of people
D a lot of pupils


6)Have you got any apples? Yes I've got ...... C

A a small
B one small
C two small ones
D two small


7)Whose are those dogs? They are ...... C

A of them
B to them
C their
D theirs


8)Tony ...... make some cakes tomorrow A

A is going to
B he'll
C want to
D can to


9)Whose are those? D

A It's of the teacher
B It's theirs
C They're Jill's brother's
D They're our

10) A
A Was the big book brown?
B Was the brown book a big?
C Was the big brown book?
D Was the brown a big book?


11)Have you ever been to Scotland? Yes, I ...... last year D

A Was
B Was being
C Have went
D Went there


12)Mary bought ...... C

A to Peter a pen
B a pen for Peter
C a pen to Peter
D for Peter a pen


13) Where ...... yesterday? C

A Went you
B Was you
C Have you been
D Were you


14)When you go abroad, do you ...... your passport? C

A Have to
B Must
C Need
D Ought to


15)...... people came than I expected B

A other
B fewer
C Another
D Few


16)I don't want ...... B

A that anyone saw me
B anybody to see me
C that anyone sees me
D anybody see me


17)I'll have to buy ...... trousers C

A a
B two
C a pair of
D a couple of


18 )I've been looking for you ...... B

A everywhere
B anywhere
C nowhere
D in every where


19)When you ...... the furniture, let me know B

A will finish to move
B finish to move
C will finish moving
D have finished moving


20)He's ...... to know the answer A

A Likely
B Probable
C Maybe
D Probably


21)He didn't know ...... or go home D

A wait
B should he wait
C if to wait
D whether to wait


22)I don't think we met before. You are confusing me with B

A some other
B someone else
C other person
D one other person


23)She ...... sports years ago A

A gave into
B gave up
C has given up
D took after

24)We'll go to Paris for our holiday ...... it isn't too expensive D

A except
B provided
C so far as
D unless


25)You'd like that ...... you? D

A Don't
B Didn't
C Hadn't
D Wouldn't


26)I've just seen Mary ...... the village C

A to walk towards
B to walk against
C walking towards
D walking against

27)How ...... from Leeds to Liverpool? C

A Far is there
B Long is there
C Far is it
D Long way is it


28)that's the man ...... D

A which I was talking to
B what I was talking to
C with whom I was talking
D whom I was talking


29)He ...... in his homework D

A did a lot of faults
B made a lot of faults
C did a lot of mistakes
D made a lot of mistakes


30)...... she needs is a good rest C

A which
B what
C the thing that
D the which

31)That's the subject ...... C

A what I'm interested in
B I'm interested on
C I'm interested in
D What interests me

32)If he ...... come, we ...... seen him A

A hadn't/wouldn't have
B could/could have
C could/would
D may/might have


33) I might ...... come B

A could
B had
C be able to
D should


34)He ...... me by two games to one D

A beat
B conquered
C gained
D won

35)I'm ...... I didn't pass the examination but I'll do better next time C

A deceived
B despaired
C disillusioned
D disappointed

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Postby Geoff » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:40 am

The ones I think are incorrect are:

7 D)
9 C)
12 B)
13 D)
18 A)
19 D)
23 B)
24 B)
28 C)
33 C)
34 A)
35 D)

30 is an interesting one. Most people would, I think, say "What she needs is a good rest" but "The thing that she needs is a good rest" sounds find too. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that "What she needs ..." is bad grammar but it is commonly used anyway.

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Postby -Luca- » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:10 am

Thanks so much Geoff :)

I appreciated it.

I 'd like to understand the phrase number 9 :

9)Whose are those? They're Jill's brother's

They are Jill's brother's : I don't understand why it is used "Jill's brother's"

Grazie in anticipo :)

Are you from Melbourne? wow I've been there 5 years ago :) I got plenty of family there: It's a wonderful place!
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Postby soclydeza » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:11 am

5)There are ...... in the classroom D

A many peoples
B much pupils
C a lot of people
D a lot of pupils
**you are correct on this one. even though you could also say "There are a lot of people in the classroom", pupils is more accurate

7)Whose are those dogs? They are ...... C

A of them
B to them
C their
D theirs
**It is "D", you would say They are theirs. if the subject (dogs) was put at the end, then you could say They are their dogs.

9)Whose are those? D

A It's of the teacher
B It's theirs
C They're Jill's brother's
D They're our
**it is either C or B

12)Mary bought ...... C

A to Peter a pen
B a pen for Peter
C a pen to Peter
D for Peter a pen
**This one should be "B". Think of "Who did she buy it for? She bought it for Peter. you may be confusing it with "brought", in which you could say "Mary brought a pen to Peter.


13) Where ...... yesterday? C

A Went you
B Was you
C Have you been
D Were you
**it should be "D", "Where were you yesterday?".


18 )I've been looking for you ...... B

A everywhere
B anywhere
C nowhere
D in every where
**it should be "A". to say "anywhere" would be too general


19)When you ...... the furniture, let me know B

A will finish to move
B finish to move
C will finish moving
D have finished moving
**the answer is "D"

23)She ...... sports years ago A

A gave into
B gave up
C has given up
D took after
**the answer is "B"

24)We'll go to Paris for our holiday ...... it isn't too expensive D

A except
B provided
C so far as
D unless
**B or C would both work, i've heard it used both ways, but the more "grammatically correct" one is probably B


28)that's the man ...... D

A which I was talking to
B what I was talking to
C with whom I was talking
D whom I was talking
**This should be C

30)...... she needs is a good rest C

A which
B what
C the thing that
D the which
**i'd say you are correct on this one, but i believe B could be correct too.

33) I might ...... come B

A could
B had
C be able to
D should
**i believe the answer is C

34)He ...... me by two games to one D

A beat
B conquered
C gained
D won
**i believe the correct answer is A

35)I'm ...... I didn't pass the examination but I'll do better next time C

A deceived
B despaired
C disillusioned
D disappointed
**while you technically could say "I'm disillusioned I didn't pass....", you never hear anybody say that. the correct answer should be D, you are "disappointed" for not passing the exam.

you're off too a good start, English is a pretty tricky language. good luck!

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Postby -Luca- » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:19 am

Thanks so much soclydeza :)

Your explanation is very exhaustive :)

I'm going to study all the grammar again. The thing is that if I don't speak everyday with someone, it will be harder for me to remember all the grammar . But, I'll do my best :)

Could you please give an answer to me about the 9th phrase? I wrote my doubt up here ,

Thanks so much for the help mate!

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Postby soclydeza » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:53 am

Luca84 wrote:Could you please give an answer to me about the 9th phrase? I wrote my doubt up here


no problem, i'm glad to help. for the 9th question, it is "It's theirs", it looks cleaner than "Jill's Brother's" and follows the rules of grammar (i did some research)

you may ask, "isn't an apostrophe used to indicate a possessive?" you do not need it on a noun that already possessive, such as "theirs" and i know thats a rule.

as for "Jill's Brother's", i don't know the exact rule for this but A) it looks messy, B) if you go to google.com and type in something like "my father's friend's hat", it will correct you and say "my father's friends hat". so i think you only need one apostrophe when using two possessives in a situation like that.

i hope that helps, i have to admit that doing that research helped me brush up on some of those odd rules i learned back in the day lol. if you go to google.com and do a search on "english grammar rules" you can find a ton of useful stuff. buona fortuna

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Postby Geoff » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:55 am

Luca84 wrote:Thanks so much Geoff :)

I appreciated it.

I 'd like to understand the phrase number 9 :

9)Whose are those? They're Jill's brother's

They are Jill's brother's : I don't understand why it is used "Jill's brother's"

Grazie in anticipo :)

Are you from Melbourne? wow I've been there 5 years ago :) I got plenty of family there: It's a wonderful place!


I'm not surprised you are having problems with this one. There are two levels of ownership involved and it must be hard for a non-native speaker.

Jill has a brother. He is Jill's brother. He owns the things so, adding the final 's to indicate ownership, they are Jill's brother's.

I don't like having to contradict soclydeza but I don't agree that "It's theirs" is valid. The subject is plural, not singular, so "They are theirs" would be correct but not "It's theirs".

Yes, I am from Melbourne. I'm glad you enjoyed it here.

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Re: English test

Postby calum » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:18 am

Luca84,

I agree with Geoff's assessment of your incorrect answers and I also share his doubt over the answer to 30. My preference would be to use 'what' rather than 'the thing that'. The two are often interchangeable but, in this case, the latter has a rather clumsy sound to it.

I disagree with some of soclydeza's answers to your test and his advice concerning Google. You should never rely upon Google's response to a search term as evidence of good grammar. It is not a grammar checking tool and the mere fact that a given phrase shows up in a great number of Google results is not evidence that the phrase is correct.

I'd say you did very well in the test.

regards,
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Postby -Luca- » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:30 pm

I'm back guys :)

First at ll I must thanks everyone in advance for the help .

I Understand now about "Jill's brother's". It's a kind of double possessive:

Jill, has got brothers, and he owns the whole thing.

So,

Jill's brother's.

I usually thoght as Soclydeza wrote : The use of an only " 's " for the possessive.

But, maybe it is a particular grammar situation that can be written in both ways...can't it? Happens frequently for Italian too. Or better, as Geoff wrote : "I'm not surprised you are having problems with this one. There are two levels of ownership involved and it must be hard for a non-native speaker. "

OK, i got to own the second level then :) Hope one day, studying hardly...

We've got many English schools in Italy.

The most common school should be The Cambridge school, which gives you certificates that must not be renovated...Raher than Toefl, or Ielts

I'm really going to Work to Great Bretain, for some months. I'd like to make this great experience. It is a wonderful opportunity to improve my english. About job, I would find something like at restaurants, receptions, or something like that...I mean a job that would be easier to look for..
After that, I'd like to go To Melbourne for a While, with the "Working-Holiday Visa" that let you stay ( If you have the qualifications) For 6, up to 12 months.
(Off topic : Could anyone give me any tips on Private message, or on my profile wall about that?)

Ciaoooo :)
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Postby Peter » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:10 pm

I agree with what Geoff and Calum have said.

There is one way of getting round the double possessive (Jill's brother's) and that is to say 'they belong to Jill's brother', ie just the one brother. I really don't like the use of multiple possessives; it can, or rather does, get very clumsy and if I can find a way to avoid using them then I will.

Luca, one thing you need to note with the possessive of plural nouns, is that the apostrophe goes after the 's'. So, if Jill had more than one brother, then you would say Jill's brothers', or, again using my alternative, 'they belong to Jill's brothers'.

The other use of the apostrophe occurs when you elide 'it is' and 'that is' into it's and that's .

So, you are thinking of coming here to the UK somewhen, Luca. And why not? I suppose you would be looking at London.... :|
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Postby -Luca- » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:39 pm

Ciao Peter, e grazie mille anche a te per il tuo suggerimento . Sto capendo tante cose in più sul "doppio possessivo" !
Excellent! :)

Yes Peter, I'm planning to come To UK for a while... but I don't know how looking for a job...but I'm studying the situation :) ;)
I would go everywhere in UK, don't mind if London or other countries.
Sometimes people think that UK is only London (I'm not talking about you), but it is wrong : UK is every single place :) As in Italy: people think that Italy is Rome, or Venice Or Florence.
The important for me would be to work and to improve my english. It could be whether in the south/north/est/Ovest UK...don't mind where...Even Ireland would be nice.
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Postby soclydeza » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:21 am

luca, i apologize if i may have confused you, i was looking at "It's theirs" and "They're Jill's Brother's" so much that i did not realize that the question is asking "Whose are those(plural)?"

in which case, the subject of the question is plural, so "It's(singular) theirs" would not work.

calum: i wasn't implying to rely on google for corrections. what i was implying is to type a phrase into google and it's possible that the same phrase will show up in an article and you can see it used in context (given that it's a valid article, written professionally from a news site or something and not from some highschool kids English paper.) while that is still not even the best proof, it's always good to see things in context. sorry for the misconception, its been a long week lol

long story short: i agree with the others, "They're Jill's Brother's" is the best choice. good luck![/b]

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Postby coffeecup » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:23 am

sorry to interupt conversation, but (a bit off-topic) I had never considered english tests to be like that! :shock: Maybe I'm naive, or a tad ignorant, but so often I've done those in Italian and never once stopped to think that they were in English too.

My bad... :roll:

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Postby -Luca- » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:02 am

ciao soclydeza, don't worry about that! I understood that you didn't see the plural :) I know that you know perfectly the use of singular and plural :P Sometimes small "oversight" happens. :)

Hi coffecup, it's morning, (7 am) and i'm having breakfast...Coffe cup with milk, and a cake slice that my mother made :)
This is one of those test that English schools give to estimate your language knowledge level..
I think You did a lot of that in Italian too :)

Last month I did one at a Cambridge school, and i Got 40 correct answer on 50 total. Gotta improve my english : absolutely
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Postby Peter » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:49 pm

Ciao Luca, spero che tu non dispiaccia se corregga una o due cose. Le correzzioni sono in grassetto.

Luca84 wrote:Hi coffecup, it's morning, (7 am) and I'm having breakfast...Coffe cup with milk, and a cake slice that my mother made :)
This is one of those tests that English schools give to estimate your language knowledge level..
I think you did a lot of that in Italian too :)

Last month I did one at a Cambridge school, and I got 40 answers correct out of a total of 50. I have got to improve my english : absolutely


Spero che tu possa apprezzare le correzzioni. L'una cosa che sottolinerei sia non usare lo slang come gotta! Usi sempre I have got to. :) :)
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