Taalniveautoets Engels
India is a poor country, ......?
    no
    is it
    isn't it
    yes
 
John could drive a truck, ......?
    could he
    couldn't he
    yes
    doesn't he
 
Your parents were missionaries, ......?
    eh
    no
    aren't they
    weren't they
 
Vindaloo is spicy, ......?
    isn't it
    is it
    no
    yes
 
Choose the word that best completes each sentence.
U kunt kiezen uit: in order to - in case - so that - so as not to - for
I bought mosquito repellant keeping the bugs away while we're at camp.
you were wondering, English is not my native tongue.
I exercise keep fit. Plus I really like it.
He's learning karate self defense purposes.
He carried the knife carefully cut himself.
In a couple of years the children ...... home and we'll be able to get a smaller house.
    will leave
    will have left
    left
    are leaving
 
By the time she returns, they ...... redecorating.
    will have finished
    will finish
    finish
    finished
 
On my parents' next wedding anniversary, they ...... married for twenty-five years.
    are
    have been
    will have been
    are going to be
 
Did you plaster the walls yourself?
    No, we had it done.
    No, we did it.
 
Did you tatoo your arm yourself?
    No, I did it.
    No, I had it done.
 
Read both sentences carefully.
Tick the correct sentence.
    When do you have the time to read?
    When have you the time to read?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    Who woke you up this morning?
    Who did wake you up this morning?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    How frequently they collect the rubbish around here?
    How frequently do they collect the rubbish around here?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    Where should I deposit old newspapers and glass?
    Where I should deposit old newspapers and glass?
 
Choose the word that best completes each sentence.
When I was younger, I ...... play soccer quite well.
    would
    could
    should
 
You absolutely ...... read the Harry Potter books.
    must
    should
    ought to
 
You ...... get in without a ticket.
    maybe
    cannot
    should not
 
I don't know why Annette's not here. She ...... have got my messages.
    may not
    can
    didn't manage to
 
Choose the answer that best completes each sentence.
If only we ...... our bikes instead!
    took
    had taken
    have taken
    take
 
Mary wished she ...... to Amsterdam instead of Scunthorpe.
    has gone
    went
    had gone
    goes
 
Choose correct or incorrect to indicate whether the sentence is punctuated correctly.
U kunt kiezen uit: correct - incorrect
A woman who my sister knows has just bought the house next door.
The job that he got wasn't very interesting.
Dorothy, who does my hair, has just had a baby.
She married a man from Belfast which she met on a bus.
I poured him a glass of wine what he drank at once.
Which question best reflects the meaning of the first question?
Where is the train station?
    Can you tell me where the train station is?
    Can you tell me where is the train station?
 
How much is the steak?
    Can you tell me how much the steak is?
    Can you tell me how much is the steak?
 
Is there a non-smoking section?
    Can you tell me is there a no-smoking section?
    Can you tell me if there is a non-smoking section?
 
Choose the sentence that most accurately reflects the initial sentence.
John says, "I like to eat fish".
    John says he likes to eat fish.
    John said he likes to eat fish.
    John said he liked to eat fish.
 
Dinosaurs were around for 250 million years.
    The presenter on TV said that dinosaurs were around for 250 million years.
    The presenter on TV said that dinosaurs have been around for 250 million years.
 
The ancient Romans suffered from lead poisoning.
    I read in a magazine that the ancient Romans suffered from lead poisoning.
    I read in a magazine that the ancient Romans had suffered from lead poisoning.
 
Match the phrases to make complete sentences.
U kunt kiezen uit: I do things different - I would have invited you along - I will take you with - I would have asked for a refund - I never would have bought it - I never bought this machine - I might have done things differently - I will save more. - I could have saved more money.
If I had known we were going away, .
If I had known you were in town, .
If had known this machine would use so much energy, .
If I had had the wisdom of old age in my youth, .
If I had known about their exchange policy, .
Complete each phrase by adding the correct preposition.
Silvia has to look ? her sick husband.
    for
    at
    after
 
Don?t talk ... that tone of voice to me, young man.
    with
    in
    about
 
Are you ready ... the test, Marc?
    with
    for
    on
 
If you are not sure, ask ... John.
    to
    with
    -
 
The room was filled ... anxiety as the professor entered with the results of the mid-term examination.
    with
    of
    off
 
This is an example ... his work.
    of
    to
    by
 
Nobody may enter ... the room before the professor.
    -
    by
    to
 
I have a son who is three years ? age.
    with
    of
    by
 
This on-line test consists ... three parts: grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension.
    with
    of
    in
 
Our profits fell ... by almost 15% last year.
    -
    over
    down
 
`a? or ?an? ? Decide which to use with the following words and phrases.
Voorbeeld: a situation / an exciting situation
DNA sample
university employee
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
annual report
teaching assistant
This car will ... 200km in 7 seconds!
    make
    do
 
Could you please ... a photocopy of your passport for me?
    do
    make
 
Maria does not like to ? the ironing.
    do
    make
 
We always ... ample provision in the budget for any unexpected expenses.
    do
    make
 
His paper was excellent. It really ... him credit.
    does
    makes
 
Match the one-word verb form with its equivalent phrasal verb from the context provided in each of the sentences given below. Please note that the verb need not agree with the subject or be in the correct tense form.
Voorbeeld: Choose from the following: (a) use up ? (b) put up with (c) put off ? (d) read over ? (e) back down
Could you do me a favour and PERUSE my report?
If we do not start looking into other energy alternatives, we will EXHAUST our supply of fossil fuels by 2020.
Do you think Jacques will YIELD to their demands? He?s usually such a stubborn individual.
If I were you, I simply would not TOLERATE that behaviour in my classroom.
Maybe we should POSTPONE the meeting until our associate is back from holidays.
Match the phrasal verb with its equivalent one-word verb form from the context provided in each of the sentences given below. Please note that the verb need not agree with the subject or be in the correct tense form.
Voorbeeld: ?Choose from the following: (a) bring up ? (b) come around ? (c) think over ? (d) go with ? (e) make up
With such a life changing decision, I strongly advise that you PONDER your options and even sleep on it a few days! Doing a Ph.D. is a big step.
Do not listen to Pierre. He is always CONFABULATING such tales!
Now that you are MENTIONING the topic of wages and inflationary increases, I would like to discuss my salary.
Give him a bit of time to consider your offer. I am quite sure he will AGREE to the proposal.
Are you really sure those shoes MATCH that dress?
Choose the definition that most clearly reflects the CAPITALISED idiomatic expression.
Don?t worry. I?m sure he?ll PUT IN A GOOD WORD FOR YOU.
    He will talk kindly about you.
    He will recommend you.
    He will mention you as a reference in his next publication.
 
Staying in the lead academically means RAISING THE BAR continuously.
    If you want to stay fit, you have to train regularly.
    If you want to strive for something better, you need to continually improve and challenge yourself.
    If you want to be seen as someone sociable, you need to invite your colleagues out for a drink every so often.
 
She has been SHORT-LISTED for the position.
    Her profile was not good enough to be considered for selection for the job.
    She has made it to the next round of interviews.
    She was asked to fill the position on short notice.
 
Choose the correct plural for each of the following words'.
woman
    woman's
    wiman
    women
 
tomato
    tomatos
    tomatoes
    tomato's
 
interview
    interview's
    interviews
    interviewes
 
goose
    gooses
    goose's
    geese
 
agenda
    agendae
    agenda's
    agendas