Free Online English Test

  • 1

    Read the paragraph below to answer the following questions:

    The lion (1)_______ the "king of beasts," but in fact, this king doesn't do much to deserve the title. Lions live in groups; each group, or "pride," of lions consists of one dominant male and several females and their offspring.However, all the (2)_______ is done by the lionesses, the females. Males spend their time (3)_______ what they have killed. Occasionally, males may have to scare off possible threats to the group, but for no more effort than this, they get to eat first, and to eat until they are full. Male lions are also guilty of what (4)_______ not very kingly behavior. When a new male takes over the pride, he will usually kills all the male cubs of the male that formerly led the pride. This ensures that only his own offspring will survive. This may seem brutal, but it is how (5)_______. Perhaps, we might want to reconsider calling the lion the "king of beasts".

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  • 2

    Read the paragraph below to answer the following questions:

    TEACHER: In addition to your textbooks, there are a couple of other materials you need to purchase for this course. Because, you will be writing weekly (1)_______ I want you to have a notebook that you can (2)_______ to me every Friday. Make sure that the size is 8 1/2 by 11, not a smaller one. You also need a set of index cards. You will be taking notes on books that you will read, and you will write your notes on these cards. One set (3)_______. Any questions?

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  • 3

    Refer to the picture below to answer the following questions:

    Which sentence describes the picture?

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    The family in the photo is most likely going

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  • 4

    Our children enjoy this garden _______ every day.

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    SPEAKER A: This soup is too spicy. (1)_______ so much pepper?
    SPEAKER B: Maybe the cook (2)_______ it was hot pepper.

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  • 6

    Check the letter of the correct answer to complete each sentence.

    Jackie never _______ coffee.

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    Jessica is an excellent employee. She works _______, and she is very dependable.

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  • 7

    Read the paragraph about the emporium in Galveston and answer the questions below.

    Shoppers enter the emporium, which is on the ground floor, through the original 14-foot doors. You can eat a sandwich inside while sitting on a wooden seat at an umbrella-covered table, or you can buy meat and cheese by the pound for a picnic on the beach. There is also a wide selection of Texas foods, beers, chocolates, books, baskets, and specialty coffees and teas. The wine room features Texas, U.S., and international wines.

    In the passage, what does the underlined word "emporium" mean?

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    What can you buy at the emporium?

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    What is the main topic of the above paragraph?

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  • 8

    Read the definitions from two different dictionaries.

    RADBURN LAYOUT: In town planning and urban studies, a planned urban layout, developed by Clarence Stein, applied in Radburn, New Jersey, USA in 1928, which separates pedestrians from cars and trucks by arranging "superblocks" of housing, shops, offices, schools, etc., around a central green. Each superblock has its outer roads, off which come service cul-de-sacs. The central green or pedestrian, space has pedestrian access only, either by underground passages or surface walks.

    RADBURN LAYOUT: A style of residential layout pioneered at Radburn, New Jersey (USA) between 1928 and 1933 and later widely adopted in the planning of postwar housing areas in Britain, particularly in new towns and expanded towns. Its main features include the separation of pedestrian and car traffic, housing facing onto open space and gardens and with car access to the rear, loop roads, and cul-de-sacs. In the British postwar new towns, the Radburn principles were clearly evident in the detailed plans of neighborhood units.

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    Which information appears in both dictionaries?

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    As it is used in the first paragraph, the underlined word "surface" means

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  • 9

    Read the passage below to answer the following questions

    Of the many influences on human behavior, social influences are the most pervasive. The main influence on people is people. When we hear the term social influence, most of us think of deliberate attempts of someone to persuade us to alter our actions or change our opinions. The television commercial comes to mind. But many of the most important forms of social influence are unintentional, and some of the effects we humans have on one another occur by virtue of the simple fact that we are in each other's physical presence.

    In 1898 a psychologist named Triplett made an interesting observation. In looking over speed records of bicycle racers, he noticed that better speed records were obtained when cyclists raced against each other than when they raced against the clock. This observation led Triplett to perform the first controlled laboratory experiment ever conducted in social psychology. He instructed children to turn a wheel as fast as possible for a certain period of time. Sometimes two children worked at the same time in the same room, each with his own wheel; at other times, they worked alone.

    The results confirmed his theory: Children worked faster in coaction, that is, when another child doing the same thing was present, than when they worked alone. Soon after Triplett's experiment on coaction, it was discovered that the mere presence of a passive spectator (an audience rather than a coactor) was sufficient to facilitate performance. This was discovered accidentally in an experiment on muscular effort and fatigue by Meumann (1904), who found that subjects lifted a weight faster and farther whenever the psychologist was in the room. Later experiments have confirmed this audience effect.

    It appears that coaction and audience effects in humans are caused by the individual's "cognitive" concerns about competition and the evaluation of performance that others will make. We learn as we grow up that others praise or criticize, reward or punish our performances, and this raises our drive level when we perform before others. Thus, even the early studies of coaction found that if all elements of competition are removed, coaction effects are reduced or eliminated. Similarly, audience effects are a function of the subject's interpretation of how much he is being evaluated.

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    What is the main idea of the last paragraph?

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    According to the passage, Triplett's experiment of 1898

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    As it used in the passage, what does the underlined phrase "comes to mind" mean?

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  • 10

    Check the letter of the correct answer to complete each sentence.

    Sheila _______ New Mexico six years ago.

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    How many cups of coffee have you _______ this morning?

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    John has already _______ this course.

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    They have been _______ lunch in the same cafeteria for ten years.

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    When _______ you supposed to call Matt?

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