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Student Instructions

This Placement Test has been designed to help us in identifying your language skills and to determine whether the level of language you possess, is appropriate to the intended VET qualification. This test will also determine if you meet the foundation skills required within each unit of competency contained with the intended qualification and the level of language complexity. The test will be timed to 30 minutes.
Welcome to the Britts College's formal English test. Please fill out the below required information. Please contact [email protected] if you need help or have questions. Thank you and good luck!






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PART I GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

Questions 1-34 carries 0.5 mark

1. I ________________ from France.





2. ________ old, are you?




3. Where ________?




4. There aren’t ......................... windows in this room.




5. Who’s ......................... man, over there? Is he a policeman?




6. How many students ......................... in your class?




7. This is my friend. _____________ name is Peter.





8. My brother is ______________ artist.




9. _______________ 20 desks in the classroom.





10. Paul ________________ romantic films.





11. Sorry, I can’t talk. I _____________ right now.





12. She _________________ at school last week.





13. __________________ a piece of cake? No, thank you.





14. The living room is ___________________ than the bedroom.





15. Jane is a vegetarian. She ____________________ meat.





16. There aren’t ________________ buses late in the evening.





17. The car park is _________________ to the restaurant.





18. Sue ________________ shopping every day.





19. They _________________ in the park when it started to rain heavily.





20. ________________ seen fireworks before?





21. We’ve been friends ____________________ many years.





22. I promise I __________________ you as soon as I’ve finished this cleaning.





23. This town ___________________ by lots of tourists during the summer.





24. He said that his friends ____________ to speak to him after they lost the football match.





25. How about _________________ to the cinema tonight?





26. wasn’t interested in the performance very much. ________________





27. You may not like the cold weather here, but you’ll have to __________, I’m afraid.





28. Hello, this is Simon. Could I ___________________ to Jane, please?





29. My favorite ___________________ is dinner.





30. I'm afraid we have had to __________ the flight because of bad weather conditions.





31. There was a terrible __________ on the A2 motorway this morning. Five vehicles were involved.





32. The religious wedding __________ takes place in a church.





33. Researchers claim the new discovery is a major __________ in the fight against malaria.




34. This used to be __________ part of the city, but since the old buildings were renovated it’s become a very fashionable area.




PART II READING AND WRITING

Read the text below and choose the correct answer. For each question, mark the correct letter A, B, or C on your answer sheet
Questions 35-39 is worth 1 mark each.

Learning English

Today, millions of people want to learn or improve their English, but it is difficult to find the best method. Is it better to study in Australia, Britain or America or to study in your own country? The advantages of going to English speaking countries seem obvious. Firstly, you will be able to listen to the language the entire time you are in those countries. You will be surrounded by English wherever you go. Another advantage is that you have to speak in English if you are with other people who speak English. In Italy, it is always possible, in the class, to speak Italian if you want to but learning is slower.

On the other hand, there are some advantages to staying at home to study. You don't have to make big changes to your life. Additionally, it is a lot cheaper than actually going to Britain but it is never possible to achieve the results derived from living in the UK. If you have a good teacher in your homeland, I think you can learn in a more concentrated way, rather than living in Britain without going to a school.

So, in conclusion, I think that if you have enough time and money, the best choice is to spend some time in an English-speaking country like Australia. This is not possible for most people, so being in their hometown could be a viable option for many. The most important thing to do in this situation is to maximise your opportunities: to speak only English in class and to try to use English whenever possible outside the class.

Think about learning English in your country.

Answer the questions below in your own words. Questions 40-42 is worth 1 mark each, Question 43 is worth 2 marks.

35. What is the article about?




36. What is one of the advantages of going to an English-speaking country to learn English?




37. What is one of the advantages of staying in your country to learn English?




38. People who don't have a lot of time and money resources?




39. What are the best methods to maximise opportunities for learning English in your hometown?




40. What are the advantages and disadvantages of learning English in your country?

41. How did you learn English in your country? Outline different methods of learning

42. Why did you choose to study English in Australia?

43. Write a summary of the passage “Learning English” (80 words maximum – you will lose marks if you go over the word limit).

PART III ORAL SKILLS


Listen to Gabi talking to Fiona. Then answer these questions

You have finished listening to audio, now answer the following questions

44. Who is Gabi?

45. Who is Fiona?

46. Where is Gabi's boss, Max?

47. Where is Fiona now?

48. What has happened to Fiona and what is Gabi going to ask Max to do? (A detailed response is required)

Part IV: Speaking Task


Think about your reason(s) to study English in Australia. Discuss your points with the assessor.
  • Start your talk with an introduction about yourself giving your name, the city you are from and your arrival in Melbourne.
  • Outline your past English learning experience up to your current level and learning English in Australia. Also talk about your Education background.
  • Try to give an extended response to give a better idea about your language skills. The trainer will be asking more questions for further understanding about your speaking skills.
  • Compare the education system in Australia with your country, referring to different levels of your education systems (primary school/ secondary school/ tertiary).

To get an intermediate level score (8/15), the candidate must be able to address all the sections in a satisfactory level. To get a higher score, there must be evidence of a more advanced level of communication that includes the use of vocabulary, expressions and verbal communication strategies.

Record your audio to give an answer.

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