The Straightforward test has 50 questions, each worth one point. The first 40 are grammar questions and the final 10 are vocabulary questions. To decide your level, use the conversion chart below. Please note that these bandings are a guide.

Total score Level
0 - 15 Elemental
16 - 24 Beginner
25 - 32 Pre-intermediate
33 - 39 Intermediate
40 - 45 Upper Intermediate
46 - 50 Advanced

This test can also be used to diagnose grammar that you need clarification on. Please consult the relevant level and unit of the course for more information.

 

Name Email Phone Number

Grammar

[ Beginner Unit 1 ]

1. I ________________ from France.

[ Beginner Unit 1 ]
2. This is my friend. _____________ name is Peter.
[ Beginner Unit 4 ]

3. Mike is ______________.

[ Beginner Unit 2 / Elementary Basics 2 ]

4. My brother is ______________ artist. 

[ Beginner Unit 7 / Elementary Unit 3 ]

5. _______________ 20 desks in the classroom.

[ Beginner Unit 5 ]
6. Paul ________________ romantic films.
[ Beginner Unit 11 ]
7. Sorry, I can’t talk. I _____________ right now.
[ Beginner Unit 8 / Elementary Unit 5 ]
8. She _________________ at school last week.
[ Beginner Unit 9 / Elementary Unit 5 ]
9. I _________________ the film last night.
[ Elementary Unit 1 ]
10.__________________ a piece of cake? No, thank you.
1 out of 5
[ Elementary Unit 10 / Pre-int Unit 6 ]
11. The living room is ___________________ than the bedroom.
[ Beginner Unit 12 / Elementary Unit 11 ]
12. The car is very old. We’re going ____________________ a new car soon.
[ Beginner Unit 6 / Elementary Unit 4 ]
13. Jane is a vegetarian. She ____________________ meat.
[ Elementary Unit 3 / Pre-int Unit 3 ]
14. There aren’t ________________ buses late in the evening.
[ Elementary Unit 3 / Pre-int Unit 3 ]
15. The car park is _________________ to the restaurant.
[ Elementary Unit 8 / Pre-int Unit 4 ]
16. Sue ________________ shopping every day.
[ Intermediate Unit 4 ]
17. They _________________ in the park when it started to rain heavily.
[ Pre-intermediate Unit 7 / Intermediate Unit 2 ]
18. ________________ seen fireworks before?
[ Pre-intermediate Unit 10 / Intermediate Unit 2 ]
19. We’ve been friends ____________________ many years.
[ Intermediate Unit 3 ]
20. You _________________ pay for the tickets. They’re free.
2 out of 5
[ Pre-intermediate Unit 11 ]
21. Jeff was ill last week and he _________________ go out.
[ Pre-intermediate Unit 12 ]
22. These are the photos ________________ I took on holiday.
[ Pre-intermediate Unit 8 ]
23. We’ll stay at home if it _______________ this afternoon.
[ Pre-intermediate Unit 2 ]
24. He doesn’t smoke now, but he __________________ a lot when he was young.
[ Pre-intermediate Unit 6 / Intermediate Unit 5 ]
25. Mark plays football ___________________ anyone else I know.
[ Pre-intermediate Unit 5 / Intermediate Unit 6 ]
26. I promise I __________________ you as soon as I’ve finished this cleaning.
[ Pre-intermediate Unit 9 / Intermediate Unit 11 ]
27. This town ___________________ by lots of tourists during the summer.
[ Intermediate Unit 12 / Upper-intermediate Unit 10 ]
28. He said that his friends ____________ to speak to him after they lost the football match.
[ Pre-intermediate Unit 4 ]
29. How about _________________ to the cinema tonight?
[ Pre-intermediate Unit 3 ]
30. Excuse me, can you ___________________ me the way to the station, please?
3 out of 5
[ Intermediate Unit 4 ]
31. I wasn’t interested in the performance very much.
[ Upper Intermediate Unit 4 ]
32. Take a warm coat, _______________ you might get very cold outside.
[ Intermediate Unit 7 / Upper Intermediate Unit 4 ]
33. __________________ this great book and I can’t wait to see how it ends.
[ Upper Intermediate Unit 1 ]
34. What I like more than anything else ___________________ at weekends.
[ Upper Intermediate Unit 5 ]
35. She ________________ for her cat for two days when she finally found it in the garage.
[ Upper Intermediate Unit 6 ]
36. We won’t catch the plane _________________ we leave home now! Please hurry up!
[ Upper Intermediate Unit 6 ]
37. If I hadn’t replied to your email, I___________________ here with you now.
[ Upper Intermediate Unit 7 ]
38. Do you think you ___________________ with my mobile phone soon? I need to make a call.
[ Upper Intermediate Unit 10 ]
39. I don’t remember mentioning __________________ dinner together tonight.
[ Upper Intermediate Unit 12 ]
40. Was it Captain Cook ______________ New Zealand?
4 out of 5

Vocabulary

41. You may not like the cold weather here, but you’ll have to ________________, I’m afraid.
42. It’s cold so you should __________________ on a warm jacket.
43. Paul will look ______________ our dogs while we’re on holiday.
44. She ___________________ a lot of her free time reading.
45. Hello, this is Simon. Could I ___________________ to Jane, please?
46. They’re coming to our house ___________________ Saturday.
47. I think it’s very easy to ___________ debt these days.
48. Come on! Quick! Let’s get _____________!
49. I phoned her ____________ I heard the news.
50. I feel very ____________. I’m going to go to bed!
5 out of 5