Taalniveautoets Engels
Vindaloo is spicy, ......?
    isn't it
    is it
    no
    yes
 
Let's not dwell on past failures, ......?
    no
    shall we
    don't they
    OK
 
Your parents were missionaries, ......?
    eh
    no
    aren't they
    weren't they
 
Put this in the letterbox, ......?
    shall I
    eh
    no
    will you
 
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.
When I get home tonight, I ...... for fourteen hours non-stop.
    drove
    have driven
    will have driven
    will driven
 
This time next month, I ...... here for three years.
    work
    am working
    will have worked
    worked
 
By the time you finish this course your English ...... considerably.
    improves
    improved
    has improved
    will have improved
 
Did you have your hair cut?
    No, I cut it.
    No, I cut it myself.
 
Did you put the floor in yourself?
    No, we had it done.
    No, we did it.
 
Read both sentences carefully.
Tick the correct sentence.
    Who gave you that tattoo?
    Who did give you that tattoo?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    How old do you have to be to drink alcohol in Canada?
    How old have you to be to drink alcohol in Canada?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    Why have you dyed your hair blue?
    Why you have dyed your hair blue?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    How frequently they collect the rubbish around here?
    How frequently do they collect the rubbish around here?
 
Choose the word that best completes each sentence.
We ...... win, but I don't think there's much chance.
    should
    may
    have to
    ought to
 
I think you ...... try to relax more.
    would
    should
    shall
 
I ...... ask you to help me later.
    might
    should
    would
 
At what age ...... you get a driving license?
    might
    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
 
If only we ...... our bikes instead!
    took
    had taken
    have taken
    take
 
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?
 
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.
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.
 
Churchill said, "this day will live in infamy".
    Churchill says that this day lives in infamy.
    Churchill said that this day would live in infamy.
    Churchill said that this day will live in infamy.
 
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.
 
Match the phrases to make complete sentences.
U kunt kiezen uit: If I win the lottery - If I had known - If they had been friendlier - If we think about it - If I had known - If they had reserved a table - If we had thought this through more carefully - If I had won the lottery - If they are friendlier
, we could have served them better.
, they might have had better service.
, I would have acted differently.
, I would have known exactly how to spend the money.
, we would never have encountered so many problems.
Complete each phrase by adding the correct preposition.
We need proof ? his story; he is known to stretch the truth.
    for
    of
    by
 
He?s a PhD student ... the present time.
    at
    in
    on
 
Anne graduated ... university with honours.
    at
    in
    from
 
He is interested ... most sports.
    by
    in
    with
 
Why is she dressed ... black?
    in
    on
    -
 
Congratulations ... your success!
    on
    by
    with
 
Could you please translate this document ... modern Greek for me?
    by
    to
    into
 
You remind me ... my older brother.
    by
    with
    of
 
This is an example ... his work.
    of
    to
    by
 
Silvia has to look ? her sick husband.
    for
    at
    after
 
`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
We always ... ample provision in the budget for any unexpected expenses.
    do
    make
 
I am in the field of education. How do you ... your living?
    make
    do
 
His paper was excellent. It really ... him credit.
    does
    makes
 
I?ve been working since early this morning; I could ? with a cup of coffee.
    do
    make
 
Let?s ... a fire before it gets dark.
    make
    do
 
Match the one or two-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) look into ? (b) run up against ? (c) set up ? (d) turn down ? (e) drop off
If you don?t pick up the pace of your class or prepare more challenging material, I fear the entire class will FALL ASLEEP.
The governing board is still busy INVESTIGATING the matter concerning the appeal made by the Ph.D. candidate who was not granted his title after the defence.
In academic circles one should not be surprised that it is common to ENCOUNTER some form of competitive nature among other individuals at such international conferences.
Peter?s application for the Ph.D. programme at Harvard was REJECTED on grounds that he had not published enough articles during his undergrad and master?s studies.
We need to ESTABLISH a backup model to ensure that such errors do not occur again.
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.
 
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.
 
I?m afraid that is BESIDE THE POINT.
    It is not important.
    It is not relevant.
    It is not realistic.
 
Choose the correct plural for each of the following words'.
city
    cities
    city's
    citys
 
appendix
    appendixes
    appendix's
    appendices
 
sheep
    sheeps
    sheep
    sheep's
 
mother-in-law
    mothers-in-law
    mother-in-laws
    mother's-in-laws
 
cactus
    cacti
    cactuses
    cactus