Level 5: English Language Test

1) Fill in the blanks with either “a”, “an”, or “the”.

Jim, 1)______ old friend of mine, used to work in downtown Los Angeles. He had 2)______ good job in one of 3)______ biggest law firms in 4)______ city. He was 5)______ honest, hard-working lawyer, but he hated his job. So he decided to quit, and to become 6)______ surfer instead. Now Jim spends his days surfing 7)______ waves of Malibu. It isn’t 8)______ easy life, but it makes him happy. Soon after he quit his job, Jim met 9)______ beautiful surfer named Jenny. After they went out for 10)______ couple of months, they decided to get married.

2) Complete these sentences with the correct preposition of time. When it is not necessary, write the symbol in the gap. 1. My brother gets up _______ seven o´clock, except _______ Sunday mornings _______ winter, when he likes to lie in bed _______ 2.00 p.m. 2. What are you doing _______ next weekend? Couldn´t we go to London for a break? 3. The film that Sheila recommended me was so boring that we left _______ the end. 4. My sister lived in Berlin _______ five years and _______ six months she could speak German quite well. 5. What do you like doing _______ weekends? I like playing tennis. 6. She’s going to study abroad ____ the summer.

3) Choose the correct time expression used.1. They are cooking dinner (on the moment / now).2. The company is preparing a report for their most important client (last / this) week. 3. My sister is studying for a test (at the moment / in the moment). 4. They aren’t coming for dinner (this / at) evening.

5. What are you doing (this / next) afternoon?

4) Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb . 1) Tim (ride) ________ his bike every day. In fact, he (ride) ________ ________ his bike right now. 2) Mary and Jenny (take) ________ ________ a test now. They (take) ________ a lot of tests. 3) I (want) ________ some new clothes. The ones I (have) ________ now (get) ________ ________ old. 4) Tony (be) ________ my best friend. We (spend) ________ a lot of time together. 5)When (do) _______ the bus leave? I hope we (be) _______ not too late! 6) Thomas (read) _______ ________ the newspaper and (drink) _________ coffee in the living room. He (not, do) _______ ________ have to go to work today. 7) I (no, watch) _______ _______ _________ TV now

5) William Shakespeare was born in Stratford on April 23rd, 1564. His father, John Shakespeare, was an important man in the town – William didn’t come from a poor family. When he was eighteen, William married Anne Hathaway in Stratford but he didn’t want to stay there. He wanted to be an actor and the best theatres were in London.

So, in 1587, William went to London, where he worked as an actor in a theatre called The Rose. He began to write plays for the actors. He wrote Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Richard II, Antony and Cleopatra and many more. Everyone liked his plays, and he became famous. When James I became king in 1603, Shakespeare worked for him, and performed his plays for the King and his friends. He also worked at the famous Globe Theatre.

This play presented his last play, Henry VIII. There was a gun in this play, and the fire from the gun burned the theatre down badly. In 1610, Shakespeare went back to Stratford. He wanted to live peacefully there with his family, but he died on April 23rd, 1610. He was only forty-six years old. Read the text and answer the questions.

a) How old was Shakespeare when he got married?__________________________________________b) What was his wife’s name?__________________________________________c) Why did Shakespeare go to London?__________________________________________d) What was the name of the first theatre he worked in?__________________________________________e) What was he famous for? __________________________________________

f) Fill in the table with what happened in Shakespeare’s life in these years. 1564| |1582| |1587| |1603| |1610| |

1. common Nouns:| 1. | 2. |2. pronouns| | |3. proper nouns| | |4. Verbs:| | |5. Adjectives:| | |6. Adverbs:| | |7. Prepositions:| | |g) Complete the table below from the passage above.

6) Write about the ostrich using the given information.Ostrich* A large flightless bird,* Native to Africa Largest living species of bird,* lay the largest egg of living birds* Long neck* unfeathered long and strong legs* largest eye of any land vertebrate* three stomachs* Tolerate a wide range of temperature* run at over 70 km/h* can attack with a kick from the powerful legs……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………