Welcome to your TESOL Placement Test Full Name Mobile No Email Agent Code: *optional SECTION A: PARTS OF SPEECH Choose the best answer from the four options given for the word/words underlined within the sentence. Example:Coming to the end of the story, the teacher decided to let the students predict their own ending to the story. The underlined word in this sentence is a/an _________________. A. verb B. adjective C. noun D. adverbAnswer is (C) noun1. In the middle of the night, they heard an extremely loud piercing noise that came from inside the bathroom but no one dared to explore what was causing the noise. The underlined word in this sentence is a/an _________.adjectiveadverbprepositionconjunction2. Before a child is able to talk, the child must have a conducive environment that is rich with language and people who can give him/her the right amount of language input. The underlined word in this sentence is a/an _______________.nounverbadverbadjective3. Running beside the president as he talked on the phone, the duty of the body guards was to make sure that the president is protected from external harm and have the peace to focus on his task. The underlined word in this sentence is a/an ______________.nounverbadjectiveadverb4. “Can you bring me those colourful and bright flowers from the kitchen please?” asked Mrs Thomas. The underlined word in this sentence is a/an ______________.clauseinterjectionphraseconjunction5. The mayor of the Lambada city of Manila explained that the school teachers must only use the English language to teach in the classroom. However, in conditions where the students are extremely weak, the teacher can resort to using the students’ L1. The underlined word in this sentence is a/an ______________.conjunctionprepositioninterjectionexpression6. One of the tallest buildings in the world is the 101 Complex of Taipeh. The underlined word in this sentence is a/an ______________.prepositionconjunctionadjectiveadverb7. The children came from the outskirts of the city of Kiteda in Japan. They were only between 10 and 12 years old but they were very well versed in the terrains of the country. The underlined word in this sentence is a/an _______________.nounpronounadverbadjective8. “Why would anyone want to buy a house that is already dilapidated and situated in the outskirts and filled with garbage?” asked Albert, Mr Lingam’s father. The underlined word in this sentence is a/an _______________.auxiliaryarticlephraseconjunction9. “Ouch! That could have broken my head, you know”, said Mary, when her twin sister hit her with a baseball bat. The underlined word in this sentence is a/an _______________.auxiliary verbmodal verbpast participlegerund10. One Sunday morning, my family and I had already decided to take a flight to visit our grandparents in the suburb of Kalimantan, Borneo. However, before we left, my father received a phone call, one of the board of directors in his firm had just passed away. That changed our whole weekend. The underlined word in this sentence is a/anconcrete noununcountable nouncompound nouncollective nounSECTION B: TENSESUse the correct form of the verb in the brackets by choosing the best answer from the four options given.11. By the time we (arrive) __________ home, we found the house door to be already locked.arrivearrivedhad arrivedwere arriving12. Kamila was interested in going to the movies but her husband, Kassim, (be) __________ not too keen.iswaswas beingis being13. Most of the days, my father (water) ___________ the plants in the garden between seven to eight in the morning to avoid the sun.waterswateredwill wateris watering14. Mrs Davis, the wife, (suspect) __________ the husband of having an affair for a long time already. It’s so sad to hear the tragic news of her suicide.suspectssuspectedhave suspectedhad suspected15. Before going on an excursion or a trip to another country, it (do) _________ the house owners a lot of good to engage someone to monitor their homes so as to avoid burglary.will dowould docould doshould do16. There is really no running away from age, what (go) __________ up must come down.gogoeswenthas gone17. Who (guess) _________ that the next president of the country would have a wife so much older than he is?will guesswould guesswill have guessedwould have guessed18. “If the other children have decided to throw your parents a party for their 30th wedding anniversary without consulting us earlier, then I guess it (be) _____________ our prerogative to decide whether to go or not to go” says Ben.iswill bemight becould be19. No matter who you are, where you come from or what you have (go) _________ through in life, the best thing to do is to keep a positive mindset!gowentare goinggone20. Who (know)_______ that life in another country would have been so difficult and so tough?knowsknewwould knowwould have knownSECTION C: Vocabulary Find the best answer for the respective words underlined in the sentences below.21. Contrary to popular belief, turmeric is actually good for stomach ulcers.commonstrangenormalopposite22. In any line of work, it is the employees’ duty to adhere to the regulations stipulated by the work organisation such as code of ethics, dress codes or time management. However, employees also have the right to refuse to adhere to some outlandish requests such as wearing skirts and high heels when they do not want to, especially if they are men!funnyidioticsupernaturalbizarre23. “Hey mum, please hurry up with the dinner, the rambunctious crowd are moving in soon and it seems like there is no going back on your words!” cried the boys as they rushed into the kitchen.uncontrolledyrowdyhungryfamished24. Her friends were enthralled by the gifts her husband showered on her.captivatedmesmerisedsurprisedinterested25. When we visited Captain Cook’s home, we were entranced by the many historical portraits lining the walls of his home but we were not at all happy with his insipid taste for humour.partrioticstunninginspirationalcondescending26. When we arrived in Majorca, we were first taken for a visit to an old castle that was decorated with ostentatious wall coverings that may have cost a fortune to upkeep.beautifulattractiveflamboyantcolourful27. Some students learning styles may be different from others such as being audio-lingual, visual as well as kinesthetic.energisedtactilelivelyactive28. Following a heavy cut made by some rusty knives, the wound on Callum’s fingers seem to require immediate medical attention as the wound appeared gangrenous.badrottenextinctpoisonous29. I was petrified by the colours painted on her lips, they reminded me of Gothics demons and her long curly nails cut through my skin as she tried to shake hands with me. Gosh, I regretted agreeing to come to the party with Josh my boyfriend.shakenshockedirkedagitated30. Nobody reads the papers today, everyone is running away form the morbid news.pathologicalgrotesquedemotivatingirritatingSECTION D: PHONEMESChoose the correct usage of the words indicated in the brackets.31. I want to know where (A. their, B. there) venue will be.theirthere32. After her coronation, she (A. reined, B. reigned) victoriously.reinedreigned33. (A. Pray, B. Prey) tell me how to find my way to the castle!PrayPrey34. The prosecutor described the (A. seen, B. scene) so powerfully that everyone was stunnedseenscene35. A good salad often has (A. leeks, B. leaks) in its recipe.leeksleaksSECTION E: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHINGChoose the best answer.36. The English Language is a language that belongs to which family?AustronesianDravidianIndo EuropeanGermanic37. The English language has 26 letters in the alphabet but it has _____________ of vowel sounds in total.52081238. Some examples of the nasal consonants you hear in the English language include/m//n//u//o/39. English is widely spoken throughout the world as a _______________ language.Second languageFirst languageForeign languageOfficial language40. Today’s English language teaching comprises ‘teacher-centred learning’, ‘project-centred learning’, ‘student centred learning’, ‘problem-solving learning’ and ‘critical learning’.TrueFalseTime is Up!