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Answer the questions. Use complete sentences.
1. Where are you from?
2. What do you like to do in your free time? ____________________________________________
3 Who is your favorite actor?________________________________________________________
4. What time do you usually go to bed? _______________________________________________
How often do you go out to eat? ___________________________________________________
What are you doing now? ________________________________________________________
What did you eat for lunch yesterday? _______________________________________________
What were you doing at 10:00 last night? ____________________________________________
How long have you studied English? ________________________________________________
Have you ever been to Africa? _____________________________________________________
What are you going to do next year? ________________________________________________
By the time you were sixteen, how long had you studied English? ______________________
Fill in the blanks with the correct verb forms.
A. Right now Tom (1)______________________ (play) soccer in the park. He (2)__________ (play) soccer every Saturday morning. Last weekend he (3)______________________ (play) against a team from Brazil. He (4)______________________ (be) very excited to play against an international team. Tom says, "In the future, I (5)______________________ (play) in the Olympic Games. That is my dream."
B. Tom (6)____________________ (never, be) to the Olympics before. However, he (7)____________ (read) a lot about the history of the Games. For a long time he 8)____________ (have) dreams about competing as a champion athlete. Tom (9)_______________ (believe) that it would be an honor to compete for his country. All of his friends (10)_____________________ (wish) him luck in fulfilling his dream.
Complete the sentences.
1. If it rains tomorrow_______________________________________________________________
2. Maria can't stand________________________________________________________________
3. Living in another country__________________________________________________________
4. Joe made his sister______________________________________________________________
5. To learn a second language______________________________________________________
6. I was given____________________________________________________________________
7. The woman who________________________________________________________________
8. You should____________________________________________________________________
9. By the time he graduates, Joe______________________________________________________
10. If I won a million dollars___________________________________________________________
11. Karen, your boyfriend called and asked______________________________________________
12. Jerry didn’t eat lunch today as usual, so he must_______________________________________
Read the passage and answer the questions (1 point each).
Some societies have nuclear families in which the mother, father and their children live together in the same house. Other societies have extended families. In this kind of family, the nuclear family lives together with grandparents, uncles and other relatives. In North American society, the nuclear family has been the traditional form of the family. Today, however, it is more of an ideal than a reality. Although there has always been variety in the "traditional" North American family, there seems to be even more diversity today.
According to the most recent government reports, only about one third of all North American families are traditional with two parents and their children, and another third are married couples with no children or no children still living at home. The final third are single people, mostly women over sixty-five years old. There are also unmarried couples living together and single parents,
There are a number of reasons why the Western family is changing. One reason is that the size of the family is getting smaller. Now more women are working, and they delay having children. Having fewer children allows a family to give more to a few children, so they will have better lives. A smaller family can also move more easily to places where they can make more money. Moreover, there are more babies born to unmarried women as well as more divorces. Some young couples don't see their parents very often, and they don't invite their parents to live with them when the parents grow old. In fact, many of the parents don't want to live with their grown children. Finally, many North Americans have close friends who are like family. These friends play an important role in family life.
1. What is a nuclear family?
a. a small family
b. mother, father and their children
c. many relatives living together in the same house
2. How many American families have a traditional form?
a. almost all
3. One-third of American families consists of families with no children still living at home. Why do you think these children aren’t living at home?
4. Why do you think many women are delaying having children?
5. Why do you think many parents don’t want to live with their grown children when they become old?
Write a paragraph (at least 150 words) about the reasons why you chose to study abroad.
This entrance exam is only designed to help us assess your level of English and to allow us to place you in the appropriate class or program. Please note that a second oral and written exam may be required upon arrival at your school of choice.