Taalniveautoets Engels
India is a poor country, ......?
    no
    is it
    isn't it
    yes
 
Let's not dwell on past failures, ......?
    no
    shall we
    don't they
    OK
 
Put this in the letterbox, ......?
    shall I
    eh
    no
    will you
 
Learning Dutch is supposed to be difficult, ......?
    no
    yes
    is it
    isn't it
 
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.
They ...... a cure for cancer by the end of the century.
    will not have found
    will not be finding
    aren't finding
 
There's no point going to pick up John now. He ...... by the time we get there.
    leaves
    is leaving
    will leave
    will have left
 
By the time you finish this course your English ...... considerably.
    improves
    improved
    has improved
    will have improved
 
Have you had your house painted?
    No, we painted it ourselves.
    No, we painted it.
 
Did you plant this garden yourself?
    No, we did not planted it.
    No, we had it planted.
 
Read both sentences carefully.
Tick the correct sentence.
    Who does like to climb trees?
    Who likes to climb trees?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    When do you have the time to read?
    When have you the time to read?
 
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.
    What think you of my writing?
    What do you think of my writing?
 
Choose the word that best completes each sentence.
At what age ...... you get a driving license?
    might
    can
    would
 
I ...... see you tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.
    might try
    maybe
    can
 
We ...... win, but I don't think there's much chance.
    should
    may
    have to
    ought to
 
He's not answering his mobile. He ...... still be in the meeting.
    may
    can
    would
 
Choose the answer that best completes each sentence.
Nobody came to the meeting because Anna ...... to tell people about it.
    forgets
    is forgetthing
    had forgotten
    had been forgetting
 
When Leon came in, we all knew exactly where he .......
    had been
    is
    was
    has been
 
Choose correct or incorrect to indicate whether the sentence is punctuated correctly.
U kunt kiezen uit: correct - incorrect
Brad Pitt, who is American and a smoker, is my favourite actor.
J.K. Rowling who is the author of the Harry Potter books is one of the world's wealthiest women.
Berlin, which is a rather chaotic city, is quite peaceful in some parts.
The woman, holding the baby, is my sister.
Sesame Street which is a children's television programme, has been broadcast in many languages for over thirty years.
Which question best reflects the meaning of the first question?
Can I pay by credit card?
    Can you tell me if I can pay by credit card?
    Can you tell me can I pay by credit card?
 
What time does the restaurant close?
    Can you tell me when the restaurant closes?
    Can you tell me what time the restaurant close?
 
How do they serve the fish?
    Do you know how to serve the fish?
    Do you know how they serve the fish?
 
Choose the sentence that most accurately reflects the initial sentence.
Shakespeare didn't speak French.
    The professor said Shakespeare had not spoken French.
    The professor said Shakespeare did not speak French.
 
Bob said "My dog died two years ago".
    Bob told me when his dog died two years ago.
    Bob told me that his dog had died two years ago.
 
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.
I divided the class ... four groups.
    into
    to
    in
 
He has been looking ? a flat for five months.
    at
    for
    around
 
I was unable to take part ... the meeting yesterday.
    in
    with
    at
 
This paper lacks ? conviction.
    -
    of
    by
 
Nobody may enter ... the room before the professor.
    -
    by
    to
 
The answers are all ... page 11 in the annual report.
    at
    in
    on
 
The tank was full ... petrol just yesterday.
    with
    off
    of
 
He is interested ... most sports.
    by
    in
    with
 
Have you paid ? the meal already?
    for
    off
    after
 
The bus crashed ... a tree.
    in
    into
    by
 
`a? or ?an? ? Decide which to use with the following words and phrases.
Voorbeeld: a situation / an exciting situation
NS pass
invitation
honourable discharge
read-only-file
X-ray
I?ve been working since early this morning; I could ? with a cup of coffee.
    do
    make
 
Her speech at the conference ... quite an impression on me.
    made
    did
 
Although we ... inquiries about the missing papers, they were never recovered.
    did
    made
 
I?m just going to ... a quick phone call.
    make
    do
 
If you ... more of an effort, you might succeed.
    made
    did
 
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) get over ? (b) run into ? (c) make sure of ? (d) look down upon ? (e) give up on
You should not feel DISPARAGED by your colleagues because you have not published as much as they have.
The entire staff ABANDONED the project after it was clear they were not going to attain the results for which they were striving.
The best way to OVERCOME defeat is to get back up on the horse and try again.
Could you please VERIFY the fact that the financing for the project has been approved?
In academic circles you tend to MEET the same individuals more than once in your lifetime!
Complete each sentence with the correct word from the list. You may use some words more than once. Note that not every word below has a matching sentence.
Voorbeeld: domain - area - item - room - place
I propose that we discuss three of the agenda first, as it?s obviously the most important.
Research and development is one in which we must not make any personnel cuts; the future of the organisation depends on it.
Public software is free: it can be used by anybody.
Her work is adequate but there is always for improvement.
I felt totally out of at the Ph.D. defence; I could barely understand what they were talking about.
Choose the definition that most clearly reflects the CAPITALISED idiomatic expression.
You?re the one CALLING THE SHOTS here.
    You are the one in charge here.
    You have the authority to fire those who do not work hard.
    You are expected to make the first move.
 
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.
 
What?s the BOTTOM LINE here?
    Are we going to make a profit?
    What are you trying to say?
    What is the minimum requirement?
 
Choose the correct plural for each of the following words'.
bacterium
    bacteriums
    bacteria
    bacterium's
 
agenda
    agendae
    agenda's
    agendas
 
leaf
    leafs
    leaves
    leaf's
 
appendix
    appendixes
    appendix's
    appendices
 
mother-in-law
    mothers-in-law
    mother-in-laws
    mother's-in-laws