Taalniveautoets Engels
Your parents were missionaries, ......?
    eh
    no
    aren't they
    weren't they
 
He's got a tatoo on his bum, ......?
    hasn't he
    is he
    no
    does he
 
John could drive a truck, ......?
    could he
    couldn't he
    yes
    doesn't he
 
You're Dutch, ......?
    aren't you
    are you
    yes
    no
 
Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence.
U kunt kiezen uit: for - so as to - so as not to - in case - so that
I always bring a good book with me I don't get bored.
Our petty cash is kept in a safe in the office encourage thieves.
We keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen of fire.
Always carry a notebook and pen writing down useful information.
The magician always carries his cards entertain the audience.
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
 
This time next month, I ...... here for three years.
    work
    am working
    will have worked
    worked
 
When I retire I ...... for forty years
    will have worked
    have worked
    work
    worked
 
Has he had his nose pierced?
    No! He pierced it.
    No! He pierced it himself.
 
Did you tatoo your arm yourself?
    No, I did it.
    No, I had it done.
 
Read both sentences carefully.
Tick the correct sentence.
    What does Mark say about his new job?
    What says Mark about his new job?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    Who does like to climb trees?
    Who likes to climb trees?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    When leaves the plane?
    When does the plane leave?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    Who wears the pants in your house?
    Who does wear the pants in your house?
 
Choose the word that best completes each sentence.
You absolutely ...... read the Harry Potter books.
    must
    should
    ought to
 
He's not answering his mobile. He ...... still be in the meeting.
    may
    can
    would
 
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
 
Choose the answer that best completes each sentence.
Kate could see that the child ...... for some time.
    cries
    was crying
    has cried
    had been crying
 
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?
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?
 
Where is the train station?
    Can you tell me where the train station is?
    Can you tell me where is the train station?
 
Where can I buy a ticket for the tram?
    Do you know where can I buy a ticket for the tram?
    Do you know where I can buy a ticket for the tram?
 
Choose the sentence that most accurately reflects the initial sentence.
He saw Penny a couple of days ago.
    He said he saw Penny a couple of days ago.
    He said he had seen Penny a couple of days ago.
 
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.
 
Somebody threw a bomb at the Prime Minister.
    It said on this morning's news that somebody had thrown a bomb at the Prime Minister.
    It said on this morning's news that somebody threw a bomb at the Prime Minister.
 
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.
Our profits fell ... by almost 15% last year.
    -
    over
    down
 
This on-line test consists ... three parts: grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension.
    with
    of
    in
 
That?s just typical ... you to give up just when the going gets tough.
    for
    of
    -
 
She?s very good ... languages.
    in
    by
    at
 
He?s still angry ... Greg for what he said.
    with
    on
    to
 
He has been looking ? a flat for five months.
    at
    for
    around
 
I would like details ... your courses.
    through
    about
    on
 
I arrived ... the station at six o?clock.
    at
    in
    by
 
I divided the class ... four groups.
    into
    to
    in
 
There is no expected increase ... prices this year.
    to
    by
    in
 
`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
Is anyone going to ... the dishes?
    do
    make
 
This car will ... 200km in 7 seconds!
    make
    do
 
I?ve been working since early this morning; I could ? with a cup of coffee.
    do
    make
 
We always ... ample provision in the budget for any unexpected expenses.
    do
    make
 
Are you familiar ... that author?
    to
    with
    at
 
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?
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.
Choose the definition that most clearly reflects the CAPITALISED idiomatic expression.
Thank you but I really have ENOUGH ON MY PLATE already.
    I?ve already eaten.
    I couldn?t eat another bite. That means no room for dessert either, I?m afraid.
    I have so much work to do as it is.
 
It took the new university canteen two years to BREAK EVEN.
    They did not begin to make a profit until the 2nd fiscal year.
    They went bankrupt after two years.
    They did not begin to make a profit until the 3rd fiscal year.
 
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.
 
Choose the correct plural for each of the following words'.
leaf
    leafs
    leaves
    leaf's
 
laptop
    laptops
    laptop's
    laptops'
 
piano
    piano's
    pianos
    pianoes
 
tomato
    tomatos
    tomatoes
    tomato's
 
woman
    woman's
    wiman
    women