Check your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Level B2

Vocabulary and Grammar Placement Test Level B2 consists of 50 items testing grammar and vocabulary. Recommended for school graduates.

1.I’m 18 and my brother is 20, so he’s …….. me.
a. the oldest of
b. older than
c. as old as

2. Carl’s very …….. . He’s never late, and he never forgets to do things.
a. reliable
b. patient
c. strict

3. We stayed in a lovely villa …….. the sea.
a. it overlooks
b. overlooked
c. overlooking

4. Not until the 1980s …….. for the average person to own a computer.
a. it was possible
b. was it possible
c. was possible

5. Jan …….. her arm on a hot iron.
a. broke
b. burned
c. sprained

6. Tomorrow’s a holiday, so we …….. go to work.
a. have to
b. mustn’t
c. don’t have to

7. I usually …….. swimming at least once a week.
a. go
b. do
c. play

8. My friend Siena …….. to Germany last year.
a. went
b. has gone
c. has been

9. This is …….. area, with a lot of factories and warehouses.
a. an agricultural
b. an industrial
c. a residential

10. If I …….. well in my exams, I …….. to university.
a. will do; will go
b. will do; go
c. do; will go

11. She was so upset that she burst …….. tears.
a. into
b. out
c. with

12. Where did you go …….. holiday last year?
a. for
b. on
c. to

13. Ocean currents …….. play an important part in regulating global climate.
a. are known to
b. thought to
c. are believed that they

14. My cousin …….. getting a job in Bahrain.
a . like
b. is planning
c. is thinking of

15. I can’t …….. your hair, because I haven’t got any scissors.
a. brush
b. cut
c. wash

16. I wish I …….. have an exam tomorrow!
a. don’t
b. didn’t
c. won’t

17. The government plans to …….. taxes on sales of luxury items.
a. increase
b. expand
c. go up

18. When I first moved to Hong Kong, life in a different country was very strange, but now I’m used …….. here.
a. living
b. to live
c. to living

19. There …….. milk in the fridge.
a. is some
b. are some
c. is a

20. Criminals are people who are guilty of …….. the law.
a. breaking
b. cheating
c. committing

21. Why on earth isn’t Josh here yet? …….. for him for over an hour!
a. I’m waiting
b. I’ve been waiting
c. I’ve waited

22 “It’s pouring down, and it’s freezing.” What are the weather conditions?
a. high winds and snow
b. heavy rain and cold temperatures
c. thick cloud but quite warm

23 …….. feeling OK? You don’t look very well.
a. Do you
b. You are
c. Are you

24. Daniel’s hair is getting far too long; he should …….. soon.
a. cut it
b. have cut it
c. have it cut

25 Mandy works for a computer software company. She got …….. recently, and so now she’s an area manager.
a. made redundant
b. promoted
c. a raise

26. I can’t hear you – it’s …….. noisy in here.
a. too
b. too much
c. too many

27. Jamal has just sent me …….. to arrange plans for this weekend.
a. a blog
b. an email
c. a website

28. I promise I’ll call you as soon as I …….. .
a. I arrive
b. I arrived
c. I’ll arrive

29. Photographers and designers need to be very …….. .
a. creative
b. fit
c. annoying

30. The global financial crisis, …….. is forcing lots of small businesses to close, does not look set to end soon.
a. it
b. that
c. which

31. There …….. a terrible accident if the pilot hadn’t reacted so quickly.
a. had been
b. was
c. would have been

32. “Are you ready to order?” “Not yet – I’m still looking at the …….. .”
a. bill
b. menu
c. service

33. “My job is never boring.” The speaker’s job is always …….. .
a. interesting
b. popular
c. difficult

34. I’ve been working here …….. about the last two years.
a. during
b. for
c. since

35 “It leaves from Platform 2 at 4.15.” The speaker is talking about …….. .
a. an airline flight
b. a train
c. a taxi

36. I went to a lovely …….. last Saturday. The bride was my best friend when we were at school.
a. anniversary
b. marriage
c. wedding

37. “I’ve got a headache.” “Maybe you …….. to take an aspirin.”
a. should
b. ought
c. don’t

38 The patient had an …….. to insert metal pins in his broken leg.
a. injection
b. operation
c. X-ray

39 She won a seat in parliament at the last…….. .
a. general election
b. opinion poll
c. referendum

40. I’m surprised you didn’t get upset. If someone said that to me, …….. really angry.
a. I’m
b. I was
c. I’d be

41. This used to be …….. part of the city, but since the old buildings were renovated it’s become a very fashionable area.
a. an affluent
b. a run-down
c. a trendy

42. Cassie went to bed early because she was …….. .
a. tired
b. stressed
c. relaxed

43. In the 1960s, computers were …….. expensive that ordinary people couldn’t afford them.
a. so
b. such
c. too

44. Do you want …….. the match tonight?
a. watching
b. watch
c. to watch

45. Researchers claim the new discovery is a major …….. in the fight against malaria.
a. breakthrough
b. investigation
c. progress

46. The Maths problem was really difficult and I just couldn’t …….. the answer.
a. check in
b. set off
c. work out

47. When I was a child, I never …….. about  the future.
a. have worried
b. used to worry
c. was worrying

48. A local politician has …….. charges of corruption made by the opposition party.
a. accused
b. blamed
c. denied

49.  …….. worries me about society today is how completely we have come to depend on technology.
a. That
b. What
c. Which

50. Cats and dogs are usually kept as …….. .
a. farm animals
b. animals
c. pets