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BEC English Placement Test
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by Marcelo Teisera
| 75 Questions
This English Placement Test contains 75 questions:

Section Points
Grammar: 50 ( 30 minutes)
Reading: 15 (15 minutes)
Listening: 10 (15 minutes)

Your score will determine the proficiency level you possess, which will help BEC find a suitable course for you based on your level. Make sure you only complete what you think you know. If you do not know an answer, do not take any guesses. That will give us a more accurate picture of your current level.


Este Test de Nivelación contiene 75 preguntas:

Sección Puntos
Gramática: 50 ( 30 minutes)
Lectura: 15 (15 minutes)
Compresión auditiva: 10 (15 minutes)

Su puntaje determinará el nivel de dominio que posee, el cual ayudará a BEC a encontrar el curso apropiado para usted en base a su nivel. Asegúrese de completar solo lo que piensa que sabe. Si no sabe una respuesta, no trate de adivinar. Eso nos brindará un panorama más exacto de su nivel actual.
1
1 pt
A. Are you Mr Jensen?
B. Yes, I _____.
am
'm not
do
are
2
1 pt
A. Is this the right place for British Airways?
B. Yes, it ____.
isn't
are
is it
is
3
1 pt
Roger is ____ from Switzerland.
with
from
not
a
4
1 pt
A. Do you smoke?
B. No, I _____.
don't
'm not
not
doesn't
5
1 pt
____ does he work?
Why
When
What
WHere
6
1 pt
How ____ do they play golf?
usually
every
often
time
7
1 pt
Are there _____messages for me?
got
any
a
have
8
1 pt
I'm afraid I can't _____ the meeting at three.
to make
made
make
making
9
1 pt
He _____ in when I called.
wasn't
isn't
weren't
didn't
10
1 pt
Henry _____ from work at 3 o'clock.
has gotten off
get off
got off
getting off
11
1 pt
A. When _____ he call?
B. At around 3 in the afternoon.
was
time
did
do
12
1 pt
How _____ time off do you get a year?
many
much
any
some
13
1 pt
It's hotter today _____ yesterday
as
the
more
than
14
1 pt
I go to work _____ foot.
by
to
on
from
15
1 pt
I _____ on an important project at the moment.
going to work
worked
work
'm working
16
1 pt
I _____ the report yet. I need a couple more hours.
didn't finish
don't finish
haven't finished
'm not finishing
17
1 pt
I _____ a profit this year.
set up
made
did
ran
18
1 pt
A. Can I have extension 315?
B. I'l just _____ you through.
put
connect
call
play
19
1 pt
Could I _____ a message?
speak
leave
tell
say
20
1 pt
A. What's he like?
B. He _____.
works for tyhe National Bank of Poland.
's the Social Media Regional Manager.
's a nice guy.
plays golf.
21
1 pt
How's it going?
Pleased to meet you.
I'm pleased to.
Everything is fine.
Good to see you too.
22
1 pt
Who _____ the first email?
did send
did happen
sent
was sent
23
1 pt
I'll _____ with the email right away.
send
deal
go
write
24
1 pt
It's the _____ meal I've ever eaten.
expensive than
more expensive
expensivest
most expensive
25
1 pt
I'll have breakfast sent _____ to your room.
up
out of
in
at
26
1 pt
Prices have remained _____ in the first quarter.
increase
stable
same
steadily
27
1 pt
I'm writing to _____ the refund for damaged goods.
claim
tackle
take
book
28
1 pt
35,000 people _____ in the last five years.
were been laid off
lay off
are laid off
have been laid off

29
1 pt
He _____ me that he was happy in his new job.
said
told
spoke
asked
30
1 pt
It cost me one hundred dollars. What a complete _____ of money!
invest
spent
waste
lot
31
1 pt
We _____ less time traveling, if we worked from home.
spend
'd spend
would spent
are spending
32
1 pt
Does the convention center have internet_____ ?
access
points
transfer
router
33
1 pt
Sorry, I didn't _____ that. Could you say it again?
heard
explain
catch
miss
34
1 pt
Would you mind ____, please?
not to smoke
not smoking
didn't smoking
if not smoking
35
1 pt
You _____ be tired after working 15 hours straight.
can
let
must
ought
36
1 pt
I agree with you up to a _____.
question
position
point
view
37
1 pt
_____ I thought everyone knew.
Won't you hear?
Haven't you heard?
Didn't you heard?
Aren't you hearing?
38
1 pt
Let's move _____ to the next point of my presentation.
about
up
for
on
39
1 pt
I'm sorry, but can I just ____ in here?
come
interrupt
move
speak
40
1 pt
So, let's sum _____ what we've discussed so far.
about
up
with
for
41
1 pt
I _____ from you.
look forward to hear
looking forward to hearing
look forward to hearing
look forward for hearing

42
1 pt
Taylor is secretary _____ the general manager.
for
to
at
of
43
1 pt
I think it's _____ of fish with cream and white wine.
kind
made
like
sort
44
1 pt
I'm sorry for the _____ in getting back to you with the quote.
wait
hold
late
delay
45
1 pt
I suggested _____ the whole thing forward by a week.
bringing
to bring
that bring
we bringing
46
1 pt
With ____ I think that's a little too low.
frank
respect
honesty
decency
47
1 pt
_____ no see. You haven't changed a bit!
Long time
Long wait
Long listen
Long view
48
1 pt
Are you saying they've fallen _____ of projections again?
down
decrease
short
rapidly
49
1 pt
It was a very _____ meeting in the end.
achievement
smoothly
success
fruitful
50
1 pt
Can I get a hold _____ the organizer
to
of
for
up
Below are three readings with missing words. Read and choose a missing word from the four options provided in the box.

Reading 1

It’s easy to (1) _____ an e-mail. You type it on to a computer screen, hit a button and off (2)_____ goes. But the speed of the process is also a problem. It doesn’t encourage (3)_____ to think much about what we write. As a result, e-mail messages are (4)_____ grammatically incorrect, disorganised and full of spelling and typing errors. Badly expressed ideas are more difficult to read. They can also cause expensive misunderstandings. Managers nowadays have to read enormous quantities of e-mails, and (5)_____ adds to the stress of their jobs.

51
1 pt
(1) write / read / delete / see
52
1 pt
(2) he/ they / it / e-mail
53
1 pt
(3) him / us / her / we

54
1 pt
(4) always / never / every day / often
55
1 pt
(5) who / this / these / what
Reading 2

A hard sell is often seen as (6)______ in Japan. Japanese business people may think that you are trying to convince them (7)______ your product is no good. It is better to use a low-key sale pitch and give them objective information. The Japanese are not accustomed to aggressive American techniques that use a persuasive ‘winning’ argument. (8)____ you are not completely honest about your product, your credibility will be damaged and what you say will lose influence. Don’t say that yours is ‘the best on the (9)______’. It is better to say, ‘We sold more than two million units last year. As you know our closest competitor sold (10)_____ than a million.’

56
1 pt
(6) hard / good / offensive / polite
57
1 pt
(7) because / but / however / and
58
1 pt
(8) By / As / Unless / If
59
1 pt
(9) business / place / market / shop
60
1 pt
(10) cheaper / less / least / same

Reading 3

Manchester United stopped being just a famous football team several years ago and became a highly successful multinational corporation. The words ‘football’ and ‘club’ were actually dropped from the players’ badges in 2000 in an effort to strengthen the corporate image. With a successful stock market (11) _________ in 1991 and a market value, according to City accountants Deloitte and Touche, of over £110m, Manchester United is as much a triumph of the media as of great soccer. ‘Top clubs have
(12) _________ on the back of Television contracts’, says Richard Baldwin of Deloitte and Touche. With this also comes merchandising. Manchester United’s megastore stocks 1,500 different items, is constantly packed, and merchandising (13) _________ as far away as Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney attract thousands of fans who couldn’t even tell you where Manchester is on the map. ‘United look and behave very much like a traditional business from a corporate point of view,’ says Nigel Hawkins, a financial analyst. ‘They have a strong (14)_________ and have worked to maximise it by bringing in good people.’ They certainly have. One sponsorship deal alone – with Vodaphone – (15)_________ Manchester £30 million.
61
1 pt
(11) crash / share / flotation / increase
62
1 pt
(12) broadcasted / grown / fallen / advertised
63
1 pt
(13) outlets / shirts / middlemen / contracts
64
1 pt
(14) logo / service / brand / manager
65
1 pt
(15) refunded / claimed / netted / advertised
Watch the following video and answer TRUE or FALSE.
The outlined content above was added from outside of Formative.
66
1 pt
The main topic of this video is different ways that people speak.
True
False
67
1 pt
She is talking about how to avoid irritating someone who works with you.
True
False
68
1 pt
She's talking about people with whom she or someone might work.
True
False
69
1 pt
You should give your coworkers hints for them to realize how irritating they can get.
True
False
70
1 pt
You shoud avoid irritable coworkers not to get into trouble with them.
True
False
71
1 pt
You should contact the HR department and request a mediation.
True
False
72
1 pt
Irritable coworkers will probably change their behavior if you talk to them in a nice manner.
True
False
73
1 pt
One tactic is to talk to your coworker directly.
True
False
74
1 pt
They should use earphones to speak on the phone with friends and family.
True
False
75
1 pt
"Going to the source" means that you should talk to your boss about your irritating coworker.
True
False
Thank you very much for taking the time to complete this placement test!
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