Einstufungstest Englisch

Mit freundlicher Genehmigung ©  Cornelsen Verlag, Berlin 2003

Dieser kleine Test hilft uns, Sie in den für Sie passenden Kurs einzustufen. Beginnen Sie bitte mit Aufgabe 1 und beantworten Sie die Fragen nur so lange Sie wirklich sicher sind. Die Aufgaben werden fortlaufend schwieriger. Sobald Sie zu raten beginnen, sollten Sie aufhören.
Zu jeder Aufgabe gibt es mehrere Lösungsvorschläge. Bitte kreuzen Sie die Ihrer Meinung nach richtige Lösung an.
Entscheiden Sie, welche Antwort / Reaktion passt.


"Hello, how are you?" - "____________"

a.) How are you? b.) How do you do? c.) Fine, thanks.


"______ she from?" - "From Australia."

a.) Who's b.) Where's c.) What's


"What's Colin and Mary's address?" - "______ address is 15, Park Avenue, Leeds."

a.) There b.) Her c.) Their


"Are you ___ architect?"

a.) - b.) a c.) an


"He ___________ at 7 o'clock."

a.) gets normally up b.) normally get up c.) normally gets up


"Tom likes pop music, but he _________ classical music."

a.) likes not b.) doesn't like c.) don't like d.) not likes


At a tourist information center:
Tourist: "Excuse me, please. How can I get to Glasgow?"
Assistant: "Well, you could take the bus or the train. It's _______ to take the bus, but the train is _________."

a.) cheaper...more comfortable b.) more cheap...more comfortable c.) cheaper...comfortabler


"I think that Dartmouth is _______ Brighton."

a.) quieter than b.) more quieter than c.) quieter then d.) quieter as


"We've got ______ good supermarkets in our town, but we haven't got ______ nice restaurants."

a.) - ... - b.) some...any c.) any...some


"I'd like _______ more wine, please."

a.) any b.) some c.) something


"Last year I _______ to Spain."

a.) have gone b.) went c.) gone


"I _____ much last night."

a.) didn't eat b.) doesn't eat c.) don't eat


"______ Tom last weekend?"

a.) Did you meet b.) Met you c.) Have you met


"What are your plans for this evening?" - "I'm not sure yet. I think ______ at home."

a.) I'm going to stay b.) stay c.) I'll stay


"What's he doing at the moment." - "He _____ television."

a.) watches b.) watching c.) are watching d.) is watching


He ______ home from work at five o'clock every day.

a.) coming b.) come c.) comes d.) is coming


"_______ a foreign language?" - "Yes, two. German and French."

a.) Is she speaking b.) Does she speak c.) She is speaking


"You _______ take a taxi. I can pick you up."

a.) must not b.) don't have to c.) haven't to


"Look at the clouds. ________ in a minute."

a.) It's going to rain b.) It will rain c.) It will raining


"I ________ everywhere before I got a car."

a.) use to walk b.) used to walking c.) used to walk


"I'll meet you _____."

a.) on Sunday at 8 o'clock b.) at Heathrow Airport at c.) at Heathrow Airport on
           at Heathrow Airport           8 o'clock on Sunday           Sunday at 8 o'clock


"_____ a really famous film star?" "No, I haven't."

a.) Did you ever meet b.) Have you ever met c.) Were you ever meeting


She ______ those letters for the last three hours.

a.) has been typing b.) has typed c.) had been typing d.) typed


"When did you arrive in this country?" - "In March. I ______ here ______ about seven weeks."

a.) have been...since b.) am...for c.) have been...for d.) was...since


"Last year we _____ our holidays in Italy."

a.) have been spending b.) have spent c.) spent d.) spend


"Do you remember the job _____ I had in New York?"

 Eine der folgenden Lösungen ist falsch. Welche?
a.) - b.) which c.) that d.) who


"I ____ to Mary on the phone when the doorbell ____ . "

a.) talked...rang b.) was talking...was ringing c.) was talking...rang


When she got to the theatre, she found that she _____ the tickets at home.

a.) left b.) has left c.) had left


Den folgenden Satz kann man etwas umformuliert auch anders schreiben:

"Tom speaks fluent English."

 Welcher der folgenden Sätze ist grammatisch korrekt?
a.) Tom speaks fluently English. c.) Tom fluently speaks English.
b.) Tom speaks English fluent. d.) Tom speaks English fluently.


Normally Tom is a very ______1 driver, but yesterday when I went to town with him he didn't drive very ______ 2, but _______3 _______4.

Welche Spalte gibt die richtige Wortfolge wieder?
  a b c


careful good good


good carefully carefully


terribly terrible terribly


fast fastly fast


"I don't feel very well at the moment." - "You don't look well. If I ____ you, I'd go and see a doctor."

a.) were b.) would be c.) was


"When will we arrive in Paris?" - "If we _____ now, we _____ there at 5 o'clock."

a.) will leave...are b.) would leave...are c.) left...will be d.) leave...will be


"If I _____ a lot of money, I _____ a house."

a.) earned...bought b.) would earn...would buy c.) would earn...bought d.) earned...would buy


"Hi, Sue. I met Tom yesterday. He told me that he _____1 really lucky the day before. He ______2 to play Bingo and _______3 £100. He said he really ______4 the money for a new car, but that he would rather spend it on clothes."

Welche Spalte gibt die richtige Wortfolge wieder?
  a b c


had been was was


had gone went had gone


had won won had won


needed has needed needed


Police officers ______ by the government, from the money we pay in taxes.

a.) will be paid b.) are paid c.) are paying


Die folgende Aussage kann man auch anders schreiben.

"The government spent a million pounds on this programme."

 Welche der folgenden Aussagen entspricht der obigen?
  a.) A million pounds had been spent on this programme by the government.
 b.) A million pounds has been spent on this programme by the government.
 c.) A million pounds was spent on this programme by the government.


The letters ______ right at this moment.

a.) are typed b.) are being typed c.) are typing


A Rolls-Royce is _______ a Mini.

a.) comfortabler than b.) more comfortable as c.) comfortabler as d.) more comfortable than


"_______ you give me some small change for the phone, please?"

a.) May b.) Might c.) Would d.) Should


"How much milk is there?" - "There's ______ milk left, three or four bottles."

a.) much b.) a lot of c.) many


"Who was that?" - "Oh, an old friend _______."

a.) of me b.) from me c.) of my d.) of mine


"Do you see those big houses over there? Well, they ______ pulled down to build the new motorway."

a.) will b.) will have to be c.) had to be d.) will have


When Paul came back to the car, he found he ______ given a parking ticket.

a.) has been b.) had c.) had been


If she ______ the seat belt, she ______ died.

a.) hadn't put on...would have b.) doesn't put on...would have been c.) hadn't put on...would


"Will I feel better soon, Doctor?" - "Well, you ______ smoke for a few weeks, but you ______ go to bed, just relax a bit and come and see me again in a week."

a.) mustn't...needn't b.) don't have to...needn't c.) needn't...mustn't


"This time my friends drank ______ beer than at our last party."

a.) less b.) little c.) fewer


"I don't really like wine." - "______"

a.) Neither me. b.) Nor me. c.) Nor I. d.) Neither do I.


"You haven't left the keys at home, _____?"

a.) did you b.) have you c.) haven't you d.) or


"Do you decorate your flat yourself or ______?" - "Oh, it depends."

a.) do you have it decorated b.) let you decorate it c.) have you it decorated


"I couldn't hear what he was ________ on the telephone."

a.) saying b.) telling c.) speaking d.) talking


Top Shoes (TS)
TS is a company in England which manufactures luxury-grade shoes. Up to now the company has concentrated on selling through the "Far East Footware Corporation" to large importers, such as department stores. The contract with "Far East" will soon run out.
TS now requires a sales representative not only to keep up sales, but also to expand sales in Japan and Hong Kong, and to introduce new products, for example, giftware, travel goods and clothing. Further he/she would also have to look into the possibility of starting selling goods in Singapore. No particular qualifications are required, apart from some sales experience. The salary ranges from $ 20,000 to $ 25,000 per annum.

Sind die folgenden Aussagen richtig (r=right) oder falsch (w=wrong)?
a) r w TS is going to concentrate on selling through the "Far East Footware Corporation".
b) r w TS introduced new products in Japan and Hong Kong.
c) r w The person required doesn't need any sales experience.


"Hello, Tom. I can't be sure I'll be home in time for lunch. I ______ be late."

a.) should b.) must c.) may


"Sometimes I wish I ______ more time for learning English."

a.) have b.) had c.) will have d.) would have


Sue: "I forgot _______1 you, Sheila's got married."
Jenny: "Oh, no. Whatever made her decide _______2 a thing like that?"
Sue: "It's impossible ________3. Can you imagine ________4 married to him? She seemed ________5 such a nice girl."



a) to tell b) telling c) having told


a) doing b) having done c) to do


a) to say b) saying c) to have said


a) being b) to be  


a) to be b) being  


Extracts from a newspaper article about a bank robbery

The police are said _______1 part of the stolen money. The thieves are thought_______2 in a panic. The robbers are still thought ________3in the country.



a) discovering b) to have discovered c) having discovering


a) to flee b) to have fled c) to have been fleeing


a) to be b) being c) to have been


The company has had a bad year, and will therefore not be _______ any new workers.

a.) taking up b.) taking on c.) taking off d.) taking after


He had no ________ of causing trouble.

a.) intent b.) intend c.) intention d.) intending


"I _____1 here ______2 an hour. Where _______3?"

Welche Spalte gibt die richtige Wortfolge wieder?
  a b c


am have been was


for for since


were you have you been have you been


"Excuse me, do you ______ me bringing my dog into your house?"

a.) mind b.) oppose c.) object d.) complain


Welches Wort gehört nicht in die jeweilige Gruppe?

1 a.) exhausted b.) tired c.) awake d.) sleepy
2 a.) deny b.) admit c.) confess d.) reveal
3 a.) long b.) shallow c.) high d.) tall
4 a.) strange b.) peculiar c.) common d.) odd