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English Level Test

Test your English level with here our test is based on the CEF Levels.

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF or CEFR) was put together by the Council of Europe as a way of standardising the levels of language exams in different regions. It is very widely used internationally and all important exams are mapped to the CEFR.

There are six levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. These are described in the table below.

Council of Europe levelsDescription
A1 Breakthrough A basic ability to communicate and exchange information in a simple way.
Example: CAN ask simple questions about a menu and understand simple answers.
A2 Waystage An ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and begin to express oneself in familiar contexts.
Example: CAN take part in a routine conversation on simple predictable topics.
B1 Threshold The ability to express oneself in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with nonroutine information.
Example: CAN ask to open an account at a bank, provided that the procedure is straightforward.
B2 Vantage The capacity to achieve most goals and express oneself on a range of topics.
Example: CAN show visitors around and give a detailed description of a place.
C1 Effective Operational Proficiency The ability to communicate with the emphasis on how well it is done, in terms of appropriacy, sensitivity and the capacity to deal with unfamiliar topics.
Example: CAN deal with hostile questioning confidently. CAN get and hold onto his/her turn to speak.
C2 Mastery The capacity to deal with material which is academic or cognitively demanding, and to use language to good effect at a level of performance which may in certain respects be more advanced than that of an average native speaker.
Example: CAN scan texts for relevant information, and grasp main topic of text, reading almost as quickly as a native speaker.

Part 1 Grammar
Choose the option that completes the sentences correctly.

1. Hello! What’s your name?

 Yes, I have a name
 Her name is Terry
 My name is Alana
 I don’t know your name

2. Where _____ from?

 are you
 is you
 are is
 you are

3. What _____ you ______?

 is - do
 do - doing
 are - doing
 does - do

4. How do you get to work everyday?

 I travel to work
 Yes, I do by walking
 I go by bus
 I go with car

5. What does she do?

 She does secretary
 She is a secretary
 She working cooking
 She is sleeping

6. What ____ she ____ last night?

 was – eat
 did – ate
 was – ate
 did – eat

7. How often do you go out with your friends?

 We out once a week
 We go out twice a week
 Yes, we do out
 We go out frequency

8. Is Mount Everest the highest mountain in the world?

 Yes, it’s the most highest
 Yes, it’s the most higher
 Yes, it’s the highest
 Yes, it’s the more highest

9. Is Canada as big as Brazil?

 Yes, it’s as bigger as Brazil
 Yes, it’s as big as Brazil
 Yes, it’s as biggest as Brazil
 Yes, it’s as much big as Brazil

10. What were you doing last weekend?

 We was in the house
 We were doing last week
 We were painting the house
 We was doing painting

11. What had you done by the time you left your house?

 I had done eat when I left my house
 I had eaten when I left my house
 I had left my house
 I had done eaten when I left my house

12. What have you done in the past two weeks?

 I done gone to the movies
 I gone to the movies
 I have gone to the movies
 I has gone to the movies

13. If I ____ you, I ____ not invest in that company.

 was - will
 were - would
 am - do
 were - do

14. How long have you been working for Bank of America?

 I been working for Bank of America two years
 I have working for Bank of America for two years
 I have been working for Bank of America for two years
 I have been work for Bank of America for two years

15. You like to go shopping, _____?

 aren’t you
 do you
 you don’t like
 don’t you

16. When do you get your house cleaned?

 I clean it on weekends
 I get it cleaned on weekends
 I often have cleaned it
 Yes, I get it cleaned

17. How often do you have your doctor check you?

 I have him check me twice a year
 I have a check twice a year
 He checks me twice a year
 Yes, he checks me

18. When will the next elections be held in the USA?

 They will have elections in next November
 They will be held in November
 They will be held in the USA

19. If you hadn’t studied Finance, what would you have studied?

 If I didn’t studied Finance, I would studied Medicine.
 If I hadn’t study Finance, I would study Medicine.
 If I hadn’t studied Finance, I would’ve studied Medicine.
 If I didn’t have studied Finance, I would have study Medicine.

20. What was the last thing you said to your mother when you left your house today?

 I say her "I love you"
 I say to her that "I love you"
 I told her "I love you"
 I told to her "I love you"

21. What are you _____ in your free time?

 use to do
 used to do
 used to doing
 use to doing

22. So, tell me, how did you _____ Accounting?

 get on
 get in
 get into
 get about

23. Do you have any hobbies? What are you _____ in your leisure time?

 interested to do
 interest in do
 interested in to do
 Interested in doing

24. What kind of Company do you work for, Mary?

 I work for a Company of accounting
 I work for a Company that provides accounting services
 I work for a Company who provides accounting services
 I work for a Company with accounting services

25. I ____ when suddenly someone knocked at the door.

 was being interviewed
 was interviewing
 was been interviewing
 was being interviewing

26. It was raining when I left my office. I ____ my umbrella with me this morning.

 should bring
 should have brought
 should brought
 should have bring

27. I can’t find my wallet. It ____ it when I fell down the stairs.

 must have lose
 must lose
 must lost
 must have lost

28. How long did it take you to ____ in the new company?

 get use to work
 got use to work
 got used to working
 get used to working

29. Where did you ____ when you were a little kid?

 used to go
 use to went
 use to go
 used to went

30. That is the girl ____ I met yesterday.

 whom
 which
 where
 who’s

31. What kind of food should people _____ to have a healthy life?

 avoid to eat
 avoiding to eat
 avoid eating
 to avoid to eat

32. "She took the train early in the morning".
- Paul said she _____.

 took the train early in the morning.
 had took the train early in the morning.
 had taken the train early in the morning.
 taken the train early in the morning.

33. How long _____ they _____ before they ____ married?

 have - been dated - were getting
 had - been dating - got
 had - being dating - had got
 had - dated - been getting

34. I recommend ____ the doctor as soon as possible.

 that she visits
 her that she visits
 that she visit
 to her to visit

35. By this time next week, they _____ painting the entire house.

 will have finished
 have finished
 will finished
 will have been finished

36. What does her mom insist ____ every day in the morning, before leaving your house?

 that she do
 that she does
 her do
 her does

37. Next February 13th, we _____ in Canada for 20 years.

 will be living
 will have to be living
 will have been living
 will be have living

38. ______ that they will never finish that massive project on time.

 It has been reported
 They have been reported
 It has reported
 They has reported

39. "When was the last projection presented?"
- John asked___.

 when was the last projection presented
 when you presented the last projection
 when the last projection had been presented
 if the last projections was presented

40. Frank taught ____ to play several instruments.

 to himself
 by himself
 himself
 to hisself

41. It is necessary that the candidate____ to comply with his job appropriately.

 is highly training
 be highly trained
 trains highly
 can highly train

42. Hannah had too much work and she wanted to finish; ____ she stayed late.

 due to
 since
 therefore
 so that

43. ____ Bill became CEO of his Company, he has made many important changes!

 While
 Since
 Because
 After

44. I’m not satisfied with the work done. ______, you’ll have to re-do everything.

 For example
 What’s more
 In other words
 For one thing

45. Mrs. Ervin is ______ the best instructor I’ve had in my life.

 by far
 significantly
 twice
 quite

46. Which sentence means that you no longer read the newspaper?

 I stopped to read the newspaper
 I stopped reading the newspaper

47. Which sentence means that you didn’t buy the newspaper because it slipped your mind?

 I forgot to buy a newspaper
 I forgot buying the newspaper

48. Bobby was interested _____ bungee jumping, but he was nervous ____.

 in practicing - about falling
 to practice - to fall
 to practice - of falling
 about practicing - of to fall

49. I will be on vacation for two weeks, so I need someone to ___ for me during that time.

 fill in
 fill up
 fill into
 fill out

50. Here’s a folder for your documents. You should ______ it to protect them from the elements.

 put in they
 put them
 put in them
 put them in

Part 2
Reading Comprehension
Please read the next text carefully.
Aaron Ralston's Story

Aaron Ralston, a 27-year-old mountain sports fanatic from Colorado in the United States, found himself in dire straits alone in a canyon in the desert when a 500kg rock came crashing down the canyon to smash his right hand and trap it against the canyon wall. A terrible accident, but the situation was made all the more serious, because on this occasion Aaron had failed to tell anyone where he was going. He left his bike and then walked down the Blue John canyon. No one had the slightest idea where he was.

After three days of not seeing or hearing any sign of life Aaron realized he would die there if he didn't do something drastic. The course of action was horrific, but there was no other way. He had to amputate his right hand. Fortunately, he had some straps that he could use to make a tourniquet to stop himself bleeding to death when he cut the arteries.

After another 24 hours of pain and despair, the idea and the strength came to him in a flash on the sixth day. With a final burst of energy, he broke both bones in his arm and freed himself. He then found a way of lowering himself down a 20m drop in the canyon with a rope and only his left arm, and then started walking the 10 km back to his car. He would have bled to death if it hadn't been for the rescue helicopter that just happened to be flying overhead.

For Ralston, there was a spiritual dimension to the experience. In his news conference, he said, "I may never fully understand the spiritual aspects of what I experienced, but I will try. The source of the power I felt was the thoughts and prayers of many people, most of whom I will never know."

51. Aaron Ralston cut his hand because _____.

 he was hungry and thirsty
 he was going to die
 it was blue
 it was a spiritual thing to do

52. Aaron got out of the dessert _____.

 driving his car
 riding his bike 10km
 walking 20km
 flying on a helicopter

53. Aaron was trapped in the canyon for _____ before he was finally able to get out.

 three days
 six days
 24 hours
 27 years

54. In order to escape the canyon and to get down from where he was, Aaron ______.

 broke his leg bones
 broke his shoulder bones
 broke two bones in his arms

55. On the sixth day, Aaron found _______.

 hope and strength
 energy
 death and desolation
 pain and despair

Part 3. Listening Comprehension
Listen to the audio and choose the option that best answers the sentences.

56. The Academy Awards is also called the ______.

 Grammys
 Oscars
 Tonys
 Emmys

57. The ceremony is hosted by ______.

 all the people in the USA
 the actors of Hollywood
 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science
 the category winners

58. The first Academy Awards presentation was held in_____.

 1929
 1973
 1953
 1930

59. The "Oscars" ceremony is now broadcasted live in more than ______ countries.

 200
 270
 88
 28

60. The most recent actor to host the Academy Awards ceremony has been ______.

 Billy Crystal
 Arnold Schwarzzenegger
 Chris Rock
 Oscar Dolby