BA I&P English Placement Test B BookAnyone Staff Welcome to the BA I&P English Placement Test B Student Name Parent/Guardian Name (If Applicable) Email Phone Section I: Listening(Instructions and Example)NOTE: You will only get to hear the audio once. Do not click "play" until you are ready, and listen carefully to the entire audio clip.--CLICK PLAY TO START THE AUDIO-- https://www.bookanyone.com/support/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Test-A-Example-conversation.mp3In this section of the test, you will hear conversations and answer some questions about them. For each conversation, first read the situation and the question or questions. Then listen to the conversation. Answer the questions after you hear the conversation. Respond to the questions by marking the correct answer (a, b, c, or d).Read the example situation and question.ExampleSituation: Bill Sanchez calls Dr. Stockton’s office to make an appointment.Bill is going to see the doctor on _________.a. Tuesday at 10:00b. Tuesday at 4:00c. Wednesday at 10:00d. Wednesday at 4:00Now listen to the example conversation.[EXAMPLE CONVERSATION]Now answer the example question.The answer for the example is d, Wednesday at 4:00. The answer d should be selected.Now go on to the next page. 1 out of 24 Situation 1: David is talking with Tomomi when Monica comes into the room.https://www.bookanyone.com/support/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Test-A-Conversation-1.mp3 1. ______ are meeting for the first time. a. David and Monica b. Tomomi and Monica c. David and Tomomi d. David, Monica, and Tomomi 2 out of 24 Situation 2: Ken and Nancy are at a restaurant.https://www.bookanyone.com/support/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Test-A-Conversation-2.mp3 2. Ken _______. a. stopped eating steak b. is having steak tonight c. prefers chicken to steak d. eats steak a lot 3 out of 24 Situation 3: Karen calls Jason’s home. Jason’s father answers the telephone.https://www.bookanyone.com/support/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Test-A-Conversation-3.mp3 3. Karen is going to _________. a. speak with Jason at work b. wait for Jason to call c. call back in an hour d. send a written message 4 out of 24 Situation 4: A reporter is giving today’s weather forecast.https://www.bookanyone.com/support/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Test-A-Conversation-4.mp3 4. It will be clear in _______. a. the Northeast b. Seattle c. Miami d. Boston 5. In Seattle, the weather is ______. a. rainy b. cool c. snowy d. hot 5 out of 24 Situation 5: Bill invites Jennifer to go to dinner and a movie.https://www.bookanyone.com/support/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Test-A-Conversation-5.mp3 6. Jennifer doesn’t accept right away because she can’t _______. a. leave work early b. eat a late lunch c. go to dinner d. see the movie 7. They’re going to ________. a. leave work a little early b. have dinner at 7:00 c. see the movie tomorrow d. go to the movie before dinner 6 out of 24 Situation 6: Linda is asking Jim about his plans for the summer.https://www.bookanyone.com/support/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Test-A-Conversation-6.mp3 8. In the summer, Jim usually ________. a. stays in the mountains b. visits his parents c. takes trips with his family d. goes to the beach 9. This summer he’s planning to _______. a. stay at home b. go to the beach c. hike in the mountains d. fish with his dad 7 out of 24 Situation 7: Phil is talking with Susie about money.https://www.bookanyone.com/support/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Test-A-Conversation-7.mp3 10. Phil is upset because ______. a. Susie can’t lend him any money b. his parents won’t give him money c. his friends never lend him money d. Albert hasn’t returned his money 11. Albert _________. a. didn’t borrow $100 b. can’t return the money yet c. doesn’t need the money d. isn’t working now 12. Susie doesn’t lend money to friends because _______. a. she has just enough for herself b. people won’t lend her money c. lending money can change a friendship d. her friends don’t need it 8 out of 24 Situation 8: Natalie and Chuck are talking about their experiences abroad.https://www.bookanyone.com/support/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Test-A-Conversation-8.mp3 13. Chuck went backpacking __________. a. in Brazil b. after high school c. by himself d. with his father 14. Chuck says he “would have liked to have seen Portugal.” He means that he ________. a. went there, and he liked it b. didn’t go there, and he didn’t want to c. went there, but he didn’t like it d. didn’t go there, but he wanted to 15. While Natalie was in Japan, she _______. a. lived with a Japanese family b. traveled all over the country c. learned Japanese quickly d. got very homesick 16. Chuck doesn’t want to ________. a. travel anymore b. live abroad c. stay at home d. learn a foreign language 9 out of 24 Situation 9: Diane and Conrad are talking about their careers.https://www.bookanyone.com/support/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Test-A-Conversation-9.mp3 17. Conrad got into advertising because he _______. a. liked to help people b. heard about a job opening c. was tired of his old job d. studied advertising in college 18. When he was young, Conrad wanted to ________. a. work in advertising b. stay in school c. become a doctor d. go into business 19. Diane’s parents didn’t want her to _______. a. finish college b. be too successful c. start her own business d. change her career 20. Conrad _______. a. thinks his job is boring b. wants to leave his job c. owns his own company d. enjoys working in advertising 10 out of 24 Placement EssayDirections: Please write about one of the following topics. Do not write about all three. Write a well-organized essay about the topic you choose. When you finish your essay, read it over and correct any mistakes you find.Topic 1: Describe your plans for the future. What do you plan to be doing in ten years?Topic 2: Where would you go if you could visit anyplace in the world? Why would you want to visit this place?Topic 3: What are the advantages and disadvantages of owning a car? 11 out of 24 Section II: ReadingIn this section of the Objective Placement Test, you will read some short passages and answer questions about them. Choose the word or words that best complete the sentence. You will have 20 minutes to complete this section (20 Questions). 12 out of 24 Passage 1: What are you doing today? Pedro: I usually go out with friends on Saturday night. But today is Friday, and we’re going out to a football game tonight. So tomorrow night I’m staying home. 21. This Saturday night, Pedro is ______. a. playing football b. visiting friends c. staying home d. going out 13 out of 24 Passage 2: What do you do? Marcia Chung: I work in a busy real estate office. I do the same thing day after day – answer the telephone and send documents. I need to get a more interesting job. That’s why I’m studying law at night. 22. Marcia’s job is ______. a. difficult b. boring c. restful d. interesting 14 out of 24 Passage 3: A vacation postcard Hi, Andre,Greetings from Mexico. It’s really great to be away from school. I was traveling with Paul, but he got homesick and now I’m by myself. I have a tent and two sleeping bags, so why don’t you come on down? We could go to the beaches, see the sights. And it doesn’t cost much to stay here. Thinkabout it, OK?Todd 23. Todd wants Andre to ______. a. stay in school b. find a doctor c. send him money d. come to Mexico 15 out of 24 Passage 4: Meditation You observe a person in meditation. On the surface, he appears to be asleep, but he’s simply in a trance – a kind of half-sleep in which the person is conscious but able to ignore the situation around him. For the meditator, the ability to concentrate is so strong that everything around him – sounds, smells, movement – seems to fade in importance. At the same time, decision making and deep thinking are often greatly improved. 24. In this reading, meditation refers to a person’s _______. a. state of mind b. intelligence c. physical condition d. ability to sleep 25. Meditation doesn’t help a person ______. a. hear better b. think deeply c. make decisions d. ignore smells 16 out of 24 Passage 5: The electric lightbulb Thomas Edison was called the Wizard of Menlo Park because he found a simple, efficient way to light up a room at night. By 1877, many other scientists had been successful using electricity for light, but their inventions were not practical for home use. Edison’s patient experimenting resulted in an easy-to-use lightbulb, which produced just enough light for a room in a house. Edison’s victory came in December of 1879 when he used a piece of carbonized (burned) cotton thread as the filament or wire in the bulb. An electric current passing through the thread made it shine. 26. In 1877, electricity was not used to light homes because _______. a. electric power hadn’t been invented yet b. there were no practical electric lights c. people were afraid to use electric lightbulbs d. no one had experimented with electricity 27. The filament in a lightbulb is used to produce _______. a. light b. thread c. electricity d. carbon 17 out of 24 Passage 6: It’s a big country! When visitors to the United States leave the crowded cities of the East Coast or Midwest, they are likely to comment on the use of space. Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and even the central part of Chicago may look similar to great cities anywhere in the world. However, urban areas in other parts of the country, and especially those in the “wide West,” look different. Take Denver or Los Angeles, for example. Although statistics show that many people there live in apartments, these buildings are small compared to the multi-storied apartment blocks of Moscow, Cairo, and Beijing. The midsize city of Tucson, Arizona (population 700,000), which developed in a broad desert valley with several small streams to feed it, covers an area larger than all of Chicago (population 7 million). In Tucson, most people live in individual houses. They drive their cars (or pickup trucks) to work and shop in large shopping malls with huge parking lots. Perhaps it’s the farmer or cowboy influence: each family has its own “horse” and its own piece of land. 28. Visitors to the United States often comment on the use of space in ______. a. Boston, New York, and Philadelphia b. the central part of Chicago c. large apartment buildings d. urban areas of the West 29. According to the article, apartment buildings in Moscow, Cairo, and Beijing are often _______ than those in Denver and Los Angeles. a. smaller b. taller c. more expensive d. more beautiful 30. The average person in Tucson lives ______. a. in a house b. near his or her job c. on a farm d. next to an apartment 31. The article implies that in building cities today, Americans are influenced by ______. a. cities on the East Coast b. their farming tradition c. Moscow, Cairo, and Beijing d. the need for more apartments 18 out of 24 Passage 7: Personality types What makes people the way they are? Why do some people get angry easily, others always seem to be cheerful, while still others are often depressed? The early Greek doctor Hippocrates thought that personality was linked to the fluids that were known to exist in the human body: the blood, the bile, the black bile, and the phlegm. These fluids were called the four humors. He believed that inside each person, one kind of body fluid was dominant and that this fluid – or humor – caused a tendency toward a particular kind of behavior. If the blood (sanguinis) was dominant, the person was sanguine, or cheerful and willing to help others. If the yellow bile of the liver (called choler) was the most important, the person would be irritable and quick to anger. If the person was often sad and depressed, the black liquid of the spleen and kidneys (melan-choler or black bile) was blamed. And the person who had too much phlegm (the thick mucus of the nose and throat) was likely to be lazy, calm, and dull (not very intelligent). Today we know that personality results from a combination of lifestyle and natural factors, and has little or nothing to do with the balance of body fluids. However, even today the words remain: humorous, sanguine, choleric, melancholy, phlegmatic. Although psychologists no longer use them, they have become part of the common vocabulary – with some changes, of course. For example, today to say that a person is humorous means that the person laughs and makes others laugh, from the idea of having “good” humor. 32. According to the article, the early Greeks knew that ________. a. there are different fluids in the human body b. everyone shows the same basic behavior c. people who laugh a lot are humorous d. personality is the result of lifestyle factors 33. For the early Greeks, humor was the name for a type of ________. a. personality type b. body part c. natural fluid d. internal organ 34. Hippocrates believed that _______ was dominant in a happy person. a. blood b. bile c. black bile d. phlegm 35. Today the word humorous is used to describe a person’s ______. a. blood type b. lifestyle c. personality d. body fluids 19 out of 24 Passage 8: What is intelligence? We all know that there are different degrees of intelligence, but it is perhaps less understood that the way we think about intelligence may be influenced by the society we live in, and that even within one society, standards and norms can change over time. For example, since the rise of a scientific culture, the intelligence of the scientist has been greatly valued. Therefore, scientific thinkers and theoreticians like Albert Einstein and Stephen W. Hawking have been considered the “most intelligent.” Recent research in the area of intelligence is leading toward a redefinition of the concept. Today it is recognized that people have different degrees but also different kinds of intelligence and that the ability to think scientifically (i.e., the capacity to use logical deduction and factual evidence to solve problems) is just one kind. For example, the ability to create things of beauty such as a painting or a musical composition demonstrates another type of intelligence, which could be called artistic intelligence. Political and social leaders all have interpersonal intelligence, the talent to understand and to manage other human beings. The ability to organize facts into a clear argument, to master languages, and to create stories about imaginary people and situations can all be considered as separate aspects of intelligence. From this perspective, the average person has different but “normal” amounts of each type of intelligence, while a genius is a person with an outstanding brilliance in at least one kind of intelligence. 36. The main idea of this article is that _______. a. scientists are more intelligent than others b. all artistic people are intelligent c. there are different aspects of intelligence d. geniuses are intelligent in many ways 37. The meaning of concept (second paragraph, first sentence) is closest to ______. a. aspect b. idea c. degree d. genius 38. ______ are usually considered the most intelligent. a. Engineers b. Artists c. Politicians d. Scientists 39. Interpersonal intelligence refers to the ability to _______. a. solve problems b. direct people c. organize facts d. write stories 40. According to the article, a genius is someone who _______. a. studies mathematics and science b. is outstanding in at least one area c. can paint pictures and compose music d. talks brilliantly about many subjects 20 out of 24 Section III: Language UseIn this section, you will answer questions about the use of English. Choose the word or words that best complete the sentence. You will have 15 minutes to complete this section (30 Questions). 21 out of 24 41. “Where are the stamps?” “____ on the desk.” a. There are b. They’re c. They d. Their 42. My office is ______ downtown. a. on b. near c. close d. at 43. “I can’t speak German.” "______ can I.” a. No b. Never c. Not d. Neither 44. On weekends, we enjoy ______ friends. a. visit b. to visit c. visiting d. to visiting 45. I don’t have a computer, but ______ my friends do. a. the most b. almost c. most of d. most 46. We’re very ______ about the news. a. excited b. exciting c. excite d. excitement 47. “Is the report done yet?” “No, but I hope ______ it by tonight.” a. finish b. that finish c. to finish d. finishing 48. Cairo is ______ any other city in Egypt. a. the large b. larger than c. the largest d. large as 49. Ted’s never gone mountain climbing, ______ he? a. does b. is c. has d. was 50. I had an accident. I wish I _____ more careful. a. was being b. will be c. have been d. had been 22 out of 24 51. Excuse me. Could you tell me where _______? a. the bus station is b. is the bus station c. it is the bus station d. is it the bus station 52. Bill would have done something about the problem if he _____ about it. a. did know b. had known c. was known d. would know 53. Janice moved to Paris. _____ there for a year already. a. She’s living b. She lives c. She’s been living d. She was living 54. The movie’s great! It’s really worth ______. a. seeing b. to see c. you see d. see 55. I’d play the piano better if I _____ more. a. practicing b. can practice c. practiced d. will practice 56. Would you mind _______ in here? a. don’t smoke b. not to smoke c. not smoking d. no smoke 57. My sister is interested ______ about Japanese literature. a. learn b. learning c. to learn d. in learning 58. This fruit needs ______ before you eat it. a. to wash b. being washed c. you wash it d. to be washed 59. By the time you get this postcard, ______ New York. a. I’d left b. I’m leaving c. I’ll have left d. I’ve been leaving 60. The ground’s wet. It must ______. a. raining b. have rained c. to rain d. rained 23 out of 24 61. Sue is used ______ up early. a. get b. getting c. to getting d. to get 62. The man ______ lives across the street is a dentist. a. who b. he c. whose d. what 63. I won’t go ______ you come with me. a. instead b. except c. unless d. although 64. Before ______ for work, I usually have a cup of coffee. a. to leave b. leaving c. that leave d. leave 65. I’m going to flying school ______ I can learn how to fly my own plane. a. that b. in order c. in order to d. so that 66. Helen is ______ serious student I have ever seen. a. more b. most c. the more d. the most 67. I’d prefer ______ at home this weekend. a. not stay b. no staying c. not to stay d. don’t stay 68. Ken failed the test. He should ______ more. a. studying b. to study c. studied d. have studied 69. Betty’s husband suggested that she _____ a few days off from work. a. has took b. taking c. take d. will take 70. The older I get, ______ I become. a. more impatient b. the more impatient c. most impatient d. the most impatient 24 out of 24 Time is Up!