Taalniveautoets Engels
You're Dutch, ......?
    aren't you
    are you
    yes
    no
 
Shave that ridiculous moustache, ......?
    OK
    shall you
    will you
    no
 
John could drive a truck, ......?
    could he
    couldn't he
    yes
    doesn't he
 
India is a poor country, ......?
    no
    is it
    isn't it
    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.
They ...... a cure for cancer by the end of the century.
    will not have found
    will not be finding
    aren't finding
 
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 tatoo your arm yourself?
    No, I did it.
    No, I had it done.
 
Have you had your house painted?
    No, we painted it ourselves.
    No, we painted it.
 
Read both sentences carefully.
Tick the correct sentence.
    Who does like to climb trees?
    Who likes to climb trees?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    Who drank my coke?
    Who did drink my coke?
 
Tick the correct sentence.
    When do you have the time to read?
    When have you the time to read?
 
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.
At what age ...... you get a driving license?
    might
    can
    would
 
She ...... very quietly -- I didn't hear her go.
    must have left
    had to leave
    could leave
    should have left
 
I ...... see you tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.
    might try
    maybe
    can
 
I ...... ask you to help me later.
    might
    should
    would
 
Choose the answer that best completes each sentence.
If only I ...... before we left.
    eat
    ate
    have eaten
    had eaten
 
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?
Do they sell fish at the market?
    Can you tell me they sell fish at the market?
    Can you tell me if they sell fish at the market?
 
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?
 
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.
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.
 
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.
 
Choose the answer that best completes each sentence.
U kunt kiezen uit: will - would - have - had - does
You not have caught a cold if you'd taken your coat.
If you run a bit faster, you would have won.
It would been better if you had asked me for help.
We would have got better tickets if we booked earlier.
The team have won if Jones had played better.
Complete each phrase by adding the correct preposition.
I arrived ... the station at six o?clock.
    at
    in
    by
 
He?s a PhD student ... the present time.
    at
    in
    on
 
The bus crashed ... a tree.
    in
    into
    by
 
He has been looking ? a flat for five months.
    at
    for
    around
 
Let?s discuss ... your plans.
    -
    about
    over
 
Are you ready ... the test, Marc?
    with
    for
    on
 
What is the reason ... your sudden change ... attitude?
    for - in
    of - by
    of - of
 
That?s just typical ... you to give up just when the going gets tough.
    for
    of
    -
 
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
 
`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
Could you please ... a photocopy of your passport for me?
    do
    make
 
I am in the field of education. What do you ... for a living?
    do
    make
 
Is anyone going to ... the dishes?
    do
    make
 
A little extra work won?t ... you any harm.
    do
    make
 
If you ... more of an effort, you might succeed.
    made
    did
 
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 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.
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.
 
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.
 
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'.
crisis
    crisises
    crises
    crisis'
 
interview
    interview's
    interviews
    interviewes
 
leaf
    leafs
    leaves
    leaf's
 
appendix
    appendixes
    appendix's
    appendices
 
tooth
    tooth's
    teeth
    toothes