Der folgende Englischtest besteht aus 45 Fragen aus den Bereichen "Grammar", "Vocabulary" und "Reading".

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1. Grammar

Each question has four possible answers.
Please choose the correct answer for each question.


1. A friend of mine usually goes to work _____ train.

2. The bus driver will meet _____ at Dublin airport.

3. Do you sell stamps? Yes, we do. How _____ would you like?

4. I think riding a scooter is far more dangerous _____ riding a bike, don't you think so too?

5. Lisa and her husband Mick have a holiday home near _____ Irish Sea.

6. If you've got a bad headache, you _____ go home and take a break.

7. At the moment, I only get about five hours of sleep a night. That's just not _____.

8. Did Siobhan finish her project for college? No, she _____ it next week.

9. Is Ottawa the capital of Canada? Yes, I think _____.

10. The last time I _____ Michelle, she was studying architecture in Berlin.

11. I _____ many different types of sports in my free time.

12. In my opinion learning the piano isn't as difficult _____ learning the violin.

13. If the weather _____ bad tomorrow, let's just go to the movies, ok?

14. Imagine this: about a billion cans of Coca-Cola _____ drunk around the world every day!

15. When I was young, I _____ climb the wall and jump into our neighbour's garden.

16. Anne always found school work really boring _____ she moved to a new school.

17. If I _____ closer to my office, I could actually cycle or even walk to work.

18. Tom _____ outside his house on high street when suddenly a police car arrived.

19. We've _____ come back from a 3-week trip to Vietnam. It was amazing.

20. I've got to be home in 10 minutes. Don't worry, I _____ you a lift if you want.

21. His doctor advised Anton _____ more exercise.

22. Boxing is a definitely a sport _____ requires a lot of speed and fitness.

23. What clothes should I pack for our trip to the North of Italy? Well, it really depends _____ the time of year that you go.

24. Ben got the job because he _____ a very good impression at his interview.

25. By the age of eighteen, I _____ not to go to university.



2. Vocabulary


26. A lot of Irish _____ were forced to leave Ireland in the 19th century.

27. There was a delicious meal and a really funky music band at the wedding _____.

28. Bob has had a very interesting _____. He has had jobs in many European countries and different industries.

29. I mostly _____ my friends from the US via email.

30. Anne is quite successful in her job. She told me that her _____ has risen a lot in the past few years.

31. I love vintage cars. I am very _____ in old cars.

32. Mike _____ his recent exam in geography because he didn't study enough.

33. Did you know, that stress is not an illness, but it can _____ to many illnesses?

34. My Dad _____ off his holiday until after the winter.

35. I only paid €29,- Euro for these cool runners! They were a real _____, don't you think so too?

36. Jessie is always poking her nose in other people's business. She is so _____!

37. As far as I am _____, I fully support the newly elected government and their policy on climate change!

38. The window _____ was really imaginative, don't you think?

39. A friend of my cousin's _____ the sack last week and is now looking for a new job.

40. Kevin's football coach doesn't _____ of his decision to only train once a week.


3. Reading

You are going to read an article about a young professional footballer.

For questions 1-5, choose the correct paragraph – A, B, C or D that mentions the answer.

"Rising Star"

Margaret Garelly goes to meet Duncan Williams, who plays for Chelsea Football Club

A) It’s my first time driving to Chelsea’s training ground and I turn off slightly too early at the London University playing fields. Had he accepted football’s rejections in his early teenage years, it is exactly the sort of ground Duncan Williams would have found himself running around on at weekends. At his current age of 18, he would have been a bright first-year undergraduate mixing his academic studies with a bit of football, rugby and cricket, given his early talent in all these sports. However, Duncan undoubtedly took the right path. Instead of studying, he is sitting with his father Gavin in one of the interview rooms at Chelsea’s training base reflecting on Saturday’s match against Manchester City. Such has been his rise to fame that it is with some disbelief that you listen to him describing how his career was nearly all over before it began. B) Gavin, himself a fine footballer – a member of the national team in his time – and now a professional coach, sent Duncan to three professional clubs as a 14 year-old, but all three turned him down. ‘I worked with him a lot when he was around 12, and it was clear he has fantastic technique and skill. But then the other boys shot up in height and he didn’t. But I was still upset and surprised that no team seemed to want him, that they couldn’t see what he might develop into in time. When Chelsea accepted him as a junior, it was made clear to him that this was more of a last chance than a new beginning. They told him he had a lot of hard work to do and wasn’t part of their plans. Fortunately, that summer he just grew and grew, and got much stronger as well.’
C) Duncan takes up the story: ‘The first half of that season I played in the youth team. I got lucky – the first-team manager came to watch us play QPR, and though we lost 3-1, I had a really good game. I moved up to the first team after that performance.’ Gavin points out that it can be beneficial to be smaller and weaker when you are developing – it forces you to learn how to keep the ball better, how to use ‘quick feet’ to get out of tight spaces. ‘A couple of years ago, Duncan would run past an opponent as if he wasn’t there but then the other guy would close in on him. I used to say to him, ”Look, if you can do that now, imagine what you’ll be like when you’re 17, 18 and you’re big and quick and they won’t be able to get near you.” If you’re a smaller player, you have to use your brain a lot more.’ D) Not every kid gets advice from an ex-England player over dinner, nor their own private training sessions. Now Duncan is following in Gavin’s footsteps. He has joined a national scheme where young people like him give advice to ambitious young teenagers who are hoping to become professionals. He is an old head on young shoulders. Yet he’s also like a young kid in his enthusiasm. And fame has clearly not gone to his head; it would be hard to meet a more likeable, humble young man. So will he get to play for the national team? ‘One day I’d love to, but when that is, is for somebody else to decide.” The way he is playing, that won’t be long.


41. Which paragraph states how surprised the writer was at Duncan's early difficulties?

42. Which paragraph says that Duncan sometimes seems much more mature than he really is?

43. Which paragraph says that Duncan is going to reach a high point in his profession soon?

44. Which paragraph suggests that Duncan caught up with his team mates, in terms of physical development?

45. Which paragraph explains how Duncan was a good all-round sportsperson?