Level Test Children aged 12-16

Level Test Children aged 12-16


Elementary


1. Choose the correct word. x= no word needed


     1. do you live?

     2. What you like to do in your free time?

     3. What is your colour?

     4. Juan like cheese.

     5. This is big orange.

     6. Do you have time?

     7. This isn´t umbrella it´s yours.

     8. I haven´t a pen.

     9. I sing. I´m very bad.

     10. How much it cost?

     11. This bag is bigger my bag.

     12. I don´t have brothers or sisters.

     13. I always shopping on Saturday morning.

     14. Look there's John! He a blue T-shirt.



Pre-Intermediate Low


2. Complete the letter using the following verbs in the past tense. Use each verb only once.

a.Be b.Find c.Have d.Play e.Go f.Say g.Eat h.Buy i.Drink j.Take k.See l.Lose

Hi Mary!,

I a very busy weekend, last weekend. First, I a big breakfast and I a lot of orange juice. Then I football with my friends in the park. Then my Dad me in the car to the zoo. I lots of animals. My favourite animals the lions because they are the kings of the Savannah. My friend his phone so we had to look all around the zoo. We it underneath the picnic table where we ate lunch. Before we went home, we to the gift shop I a toy dolphin for my sister. When I gave it to her, she “thank you”.



Pre-Intermediate

3.Fill in the gaps with an appropriate word/s.


    1.You eat lots of unhealthy food.     2. There isn´t cheese in the fridge.     3. 1945 the Second Word War ended.     4. While I my breakfast, my phone rang.     5. There were only people at the party.     6.The river goes the town.     7. The bank is the music shop and the bakery.



Pre-Intermediate High

4.Fill in the gap with an appropriate word/s.


    1.I have lived in London 2 years.     2.The cake in time for the party.     3.I haven´t finished my homework .     4.You wear a helmet in the cave.     5. you been to Scotland?     6.My mum, is a doctor, is 35 today.     7.I have been learning English 1990.



Intermediate Low

5.Fill in the gap with an appropriate word/s.


    1.If you be the president for 1 day what you do?     2.How long have you football?     3. My mum me to clean my room before lunch.     4. Sarah isn´t here. She to the shops. She´ll be back soon.     5. Medicine humans to live to the age of 1000.



Intermediate

6.Use a verb in the correct tense to fill in the spaces. Use each word only once.


a.go b.become c.ask d.edit e.behave e.care

    1.I never to Italy.     2.Wild animals aren´t dangerous if people sensibly.     3.If politicians about the rainforests, they would do more to protect them.     4.Mary if he had seen her glasses.     5.If I had followed my parent´s advice I a doctor.     6.The school blog by a group of senior students.


Upper-Intermediate


7. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. DO NOT CHANGE THE WORD GIVEN, you must use between TWO and FIVE words including the word given.


There is one example: Prizes are given out when the school year finishes.

PLACE Prize-giving……………………………… end of each school year. Answer: Prize-giving TAKES PLACE AT THE end of each school year.

    1.CARRY. You must do exactly what the teacher tells you.

    You must instructions exactly.

    2.ORDER. So that Susan would be fit for the skiing, she went to the gym three times a week.

    Susan went to the gym three times a week fit for the skiing.

    3.POINT. It´s not worth inviting her to the party. She will never come.

    There inviting her to the party. She will never come.

    4.UNTIL. She had to finish her homework before she went out.

    She had to stay in homework.

    5.BETTER Jo had not expected the film to be so good.

    The film had expected.


Advanced


8. Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line.


There is an example at the beginning.

Second Language Learning

There has been much debate in recent times about when young people should take up a second language.

This has been especially fuelled in recent times by the increasing IMPORTANCE (IMPORTANT) placed on the the English language.

It is now commonplace to see parents providing a substantial amount of (FUNDING) on additional tuition on language lessons to give their children every (COMPETITION) edge. In the past decade, language institutes have sprung up in (NUMBER) urban centres, all claiming to provide rapid (ADVANCED) in English.

There has been a push by many parents to expose their children to English in their (FORMATION) years.

This, many claim, will make the language more (INSTINCT) and ensure that all pronunciation errors can be avoided. There is some evidence which points to youngsters who have been raised in (LANGUAGE) families, where the language spoken at home is different to the one that they (CONVERSATION) with in their external environment. While these children can switch between two languages with greater , (EASY) it remains to be seen whether this is (ADVANTAGE) when learning additional languages.


READING

TEXT

Island Life

Hi, my name is Sarah and I live on a small Island North of Scotland called Sky. It’s about five kilometres long and four kilometres wide at its broadest point, and it’s joined to the mainland by a causeway called the Stand – a narrow road built across the mouth of the river which separates us from the rest of the country. Most of the time you wouldn’t know we’re on an island because the river mouth between us and the mainland is just a vast stretch of tall grasses and brown mud. But when there’s a high tide and the water rises a metre or so above the road and nothing can pass until the tide goes out again a few hours later, then you know it’s an island.

We were on our way back from the mainland. My older brother, Jack who is 19, had just finished his first year at university in a town 150 km away. Jack’s train was supposed to arrive at nine and he’d asked for a lift back from the station. Now, Dad normally hates being disturbed when he’s writing (which is just about all the time), and he also hates having to go anywhere, but despite the typical sighs and moans – why can’t he get a taxi? what’s wrong with the bus? – I could tell by the sparkle in his eyes that he was really looking forward to seeing Jack.

So, anyway, Dad and I had driven to the mainland and picked up Jack from the station. He had been talking non-stop from the moment he’d slung his rucksack in the boot and got into the car. University this, university that, writers, books, parties, people, money, gigs. And when I say talking, I don’t mean talking as in having a conversation, I mean talking as in jabbering like a mad thing. I didn’t like it … the way he spoke and waved his hands around as if he was some kind of intellectual or something. It was embarrassing. It made me feel uncomfortable – that kind of discomfort you feel when someone you like, someone close to you, suddenly starts acting like a complete idiot. And I didn’t like the way he was ignoring me, either. For all the attention I was getting I might as well not have been there. I felt a stranger in my own car.

As we approached the island on that Friday afternoon, the tide was low and the Stand welcomed us home, stretched out before us, clear and dry, beautifully hazy in the heat – a raised strip of grey concrete bound by white railings and a low footpath on either side, with rough cobbled banks leading down to the water. Beyond the railings, the water was glinting with that wonderful silver light we sometimes get here in the late afternoon which lazes through to the early evening.

We were about halfway across when I saw the boy. My first thought was how odd it was to see someone walking on the Stand. You don’t often see people walking around here. Between Sky and Boden (the nearest town about thirty kilometres away on the mainland), there’s nothing but small cottages, farmland, heathland and a couple of hills. So, islanders don’t walk because of that. If they’re going to Boden, they tend to take the bus. So, the only pedestrians you’re likely to see around here are walkers or birdwatchers. But even from a distance I could tell that the figure ahead didn’t fit into either of these categories. I wasn’t sure how I knew; I just did.

As we drew closer, he became clearer. He was actually a young man rather than a boy. Although he was on the small side, he wasn’t as slight as I’d first thought. He wasn’t exactly muscular, but he wasn’t weedy-looking either. It’s hard to explain. There was a sense of strength about him, a graceful strength that showed in his balance, the way he held himself, the way he walked.

QUESTIONS

Read the text and answer the questions

    1. Where do they live? (Paragraph 1)

    2.How long is the Island? (Paragraph 1)

    3.How high does the water rise? (Paragraph 1)

    4.How old is Sarah´s brother?

    5.How far is Jack´s university from Sky?

    6.How did Sarah feel when Jack was talking about university?

    7.What day did Jack arrive?

    8.How do people normally travel from Sky to the nearest town?

Read the text and choose A,B,C o D.

1) In the first paragraph, what is Caitlin’s main point about the island?

2) What does Caitlin suggest about her father?

3) Caitlin emphasises her feelings of discomfort because she

4) In ‘because of that’ in the fourth paragraph, ‘that’ refers to the fact that

5) What do we learn about Caitlins’s reactions to the boy?



Writing


Write an email to your friend. Say what you like and don´t like. Say what you normally do at the weekends, who with and where. Say what you did last weekend. Ask them a question. Recommend something. Write as much detail as you can.