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New Leader Language School Entry Test

    Exercise 1

    Multiple Choice Close
    Read the text and then select the correct answer, A, B, C or D.

    What Comes from Plants?

    It's simple. We cannot without green plants. In fact, no can live without green plants. Why? There are reasons. First, green plants us food. They give us food because they can their own food. No other living can do this. Green plants do it by using , air, and sunlight. The food plants make is kept in their leaves and fruits. We this food, other animals eat it, .

    Exercise 2

    'Key' Word Transformation
    Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given and any other words you need. Do not change the word given.

    I do not know how to play the piano.
    I can’t play the piano.

    He hates swimming.
    He swimming.

    I tried to find this word in a dictionary.
    I tried to this word in a dictionary.

    When his parents died, his aunt took care of him.
    When his parents died, his aunt him.

    My plan is to study medicine.
    I to study medicine.

    It is not necessary for you to get up early today.
    You to get up early today.

    Exercise 3

    Fill in the following possessive determiners into the gaps.

    Example: I have got a sister. ___ name is Susan.
    Answer:   I have got a sister. Her name is Susan.

    Hello Daniel,
    name is John. Jason is a friend. He's 21. sister is nineteen. We go to the same college. There are 450 boys and girls in college. Ms Peterson - the tutor is nice. She’s got a pet. pet is a tortoise. I have a question for you. What’s pet?

    Exercise 4

    Complete the gaps with a word.

    There's a man sitting at a bar just looking his drink. He stays like that for half an hour. Then, a big truck driver steps next to him, takes the drink from the guy, and just drinks it all down.
    The poor man starts crying. The truck driver says, "Come on man, I was just joking. Here, I'll buy you another drink. I just can't stand seeing a man crying."
    "No, it's not that. This day was the worst of my life. First, I got up late, and I was late to my office. My boss fired me. When I left the building, I found out that my car stolen. The police said they can do nothing. I got taxi to return home and when I left it, I remembered I had left my wallet and credit cards there. The taxi driver just drove away. I went home and when I got there, I found wife sleeping with the gardener. I left home and came to this bar. And when I was thinking about putting an end to my life, you show up and drink my poison.”

    Exercise 5

    Read the text and then select the correct answer, A, B, C or D.

    Passport Privacy Protection?

    The new microchip- passports, scheduled to be issued by the end of next year, could be read from as far away as 30 feet, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. Although the passports wouldn't include transmitters of their own, they would have antennas to allow a reader to capture the .
    The ability to read remotely data raises the possibility that passport would be vulnerable to identity . It also would allow government agents to find out who was a political meeting or make it easier for terrorists to target Americans travelling abroad.
    The United States and other countries have been working for at least two years to set new passport with the International Civil Aviation Organization, a group affiliated with the United Nations.
    All new U.S. passports issued by the end of the following year are expected to have a chip the owner's name, birth date, issuing office and a "biometric" identifier - a of the owner's face.

    Exercise 6

    Which pronoun can substitute the underlined phrase in the sentence?

    Example: My grandmother watches ‘LOST’ every day.
    Answer: My grandmother watches it every day.

    The teacher always gives the pupils homework.

    I read the book to my little sister.

    Can you help my sister and me?

    Exercise 7

    ‘Key’ Word Transformation
    Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given.

    I bought a car 5 years ago.
    I have had this car for 5 years.

    First I did my homework . Afterwards I went out.
    Having I went out.

    First I will graduate and then I will find a well –paid job.
    By the time I find a well-paid job I .

    They were extremely surprised that I won the race.
    They were that I won the race.

    I am completely certain that he wasn’t at home – his car wasn’t there.
    He at home – his car wasn’t there.

    Maybe she forgot to turn off the heater.
    She to turn off the heater.

    Exercise 8

    Word Formation

    Read the text and then write the correct form of the word to complete the gaps.

    Country Politics


    A busload of politicians were driving down a country road, when suddenly the bus ran off the road and crashed into an old farmer's barn. The old farmer got off his tractor and went to . Soon he dug a hole and buried the politicians. A few days later, the sheriff came out, saw the crashed bus and asked the old farmer where all the had gone. The old farmer told him he had buried them. The sheriff asked the old farmer, "Oh God, were they ALL ?" The old farmer said, "Well, some of them said they weren't, but you know how these politicians lie."

    Exercise 9

    Choose the expression which best completes each sentence. Mark your answer A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.

    At present, he for heart problems.

    Bill before having this photo taken.

    The judge asked the witness her more information.

    She couldn’t tell us what the money on.

    If the strike’s still on, we’ll have to our trip till another time.

    She till the early hours listening to pop music.

    As children, we were to respect the elders.

    They should corporal punishment at school, if you ask me.

    We don’t need to look for a hotel. My friend will for the night.

    She really her mother she has the same sense of humour.

    How long did it take the firefighters to the fire?

    This bad weather is really .

    If you to my explanations yesterday, you might have understood.

    If you hadn’t spent all your money yesterday, you some today.

    If I you, I wouldn’t have married you.

    We the train, if we hadn’t hurried up.

    I a taxi if I had known you had come in your car.

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