Taalniveautoets Engels
Vindaloo is spicy, ......?
    isn't it
    is it
    no
    yes
 
You wouldn't want to live in Finland, ......?
    would you not
    do you
    yes
    would you
 
Your parents were missionaries, ......?
    eh
    no
    aren't they
    weren't they
 
Let's go to the cinema, ......?
    OK
    no
    shall we
    are we
 
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.
By the time she returns, they ...... redecorating.
    will have finished
    will finish
    finish
    finished
 
I ...... the report by Monday.
    will not have finished
    have not finished
    am not finished
    am not finishing
 
When I get home tonight, I ...... for fourteen hours non-stop.
    drove
    have driven
    will have driven
    will driven
 
Has he had his nose pierced?
    No! He pierced it.
    No! He pierced it himself.
 
Did you have your shoes shined?
    No, I shined them myself.
    No, I shined them
 
Read both sentences carefully.
Tick the correct sentence.
    Who does like to climb trees?
    Who likes to climb trees?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    Why have you dyed your hair blue?
    Why you have dyed your hair blue?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    When leaves the plane?
    When does the plane leave?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    How did you know I would be here?
    How you knew I would be here?
 
Choose the word that best completes each sentence.
She ...... very quietly -- I didn't hear her go.
    must have left
    had to leave
    could leave
    should have left
 
He's not answering his mobile. He ...... still be in the meeting.
    may
    can
    would
 
There ...... be enough room on the bus for everyone--We'll have to wait and see.
    may not
    can't
    won't
 
When I was younger, I ...... play soccer quite well.
    would
    could
    should
 
Choose the answer that best completes each sentence.
Claudia felt ill because she ...... all afternoon.
    rollerbladed
    was rollerblading
    has rollerbladed
    had been rollerblading
 
If only you ...... to me first!
    had talked
    have talked
    talked
    talked
 
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?
 
How do they serve the fish?
    Do you know how to serve the fish?
    Do you know how they serve the fish?
 
What time does the film begin?
    Do you know what time the film begins?
    Do you know what time does the film begin?
 
Choose the sentence that most accurately reflects the initial sentence.
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.
 
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.
 
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.
The tank was full ... petrol just yesterday.
    with
    off
    of
 
I have a son who is three years ? age.
    with
    of
    by
 
Could you please translate this document ... modern Greek for me?
    by
    to
    into
 
He?s a PhD student ... the present time.
    at
    in
    on
 
Why is she dressed ... black?
    in
    on
    -
 
Who was responsible ... taking care of the car?
    of
    for
    with
 
He?s still angry ... Greg for what he said.
    with
    on
    to
 
Our profits fell ... by almost 15% last year.
    -
    over
    down
 
This paper lacks ? conviction.
    -
    of
    by
 
Are you ready ... the test, Marc?
    with
    for
    on
 
`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
Although we ... inquiries about the missing papers, they were never recovered.
    did
    made
 
Son, you?ve ... a mistake. 1 + 1 is not 3.
    made
    done
 
I am in the field of education. What do you ... for a living?
    do
    make
 
If you ... more of an effort, you might succeed.
    made
    did
 
Let?s ... a fire before it gets dark.
    make
    do
 
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.
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.
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.
 
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.
 
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'.
laptop
    laptops
    laptop's
    laptops'
 
appendix
    appendixes
    appendix's
    appendices
 
museum
    museum
    museums
    museum's
 
millennium
    millennia
    millenniums
    millennium's
 
piano
    piano's
    pianos
    pianoes