English Proficiency Assessment

1. South Korea, ________ is well-known for its K-Pop groups, is a very popular travel destination for Hallyu fans around the world. *

2. He didn't ________ to wait long for the bus, only a few minutes. *

3. You won't forget to email those files, _______? *

4. This house will ________ at the end of the year. * 0 / *

5. I must get _________ - I can't use the internet at all. *

6. _________ was at the party last night. *

7. He's been an anime fan _______ five years. *

8. The boys hurt ________ playing volleyball in the park. *

9. You need to work really ________ if you want to be successful *

10. He was ____ a plane when he received the news. *

1. Although well off the _________ track, their house is nevertheless very easy to get to. *

2. Excuse me but I think you’re barking _____ the wrong tree. *

3. Most health experts predict the vaccine won't see _________  light of day until at least January. *

4. _________ carefully, a hamster can be a good pet. *

5. They were _________ to call earlier. *

6. I think organizing a virtual meeting _________ be an excellent idea. *

7. I _________ some of my old photos when I was clearing out the shed *

8. _______ longer do we expect politicians to tell us the truth. *

9. As a teacher, she _________, though she’d like a better salary *

10. By the time we _________ at the party, the band had stopped playing. *

1. The representative ______ it to him to explain what’s happened. *

2. The _____ of communion is an example of a solemn and religious act. *

3. Typhoon Frank caused _______ damage in Western Visayas. *

4. It's always nice to see Daisy — she's such a _______ of sunshine. *

5. Most critics praise the movie but I think it's rather _______. *

6. In the course of his long life in business, he _______ a substantial fortune. *

7. _______ to popular belief, Pluto is not a planet. *

8. It was a close _______ but we just made it to the airport on time for our flight. *

9. The UN has called for an immediate _______ of hostilities. *

10. The government is doing all it can to _______ war on drugs. *

1. The Midwest is experiencing its worst drought in 15 years. Corn and soybean prices are expected to be very high this year. 𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒅𝒐? *

2. Studies show that the prevalence of fast-food restaurants corresponds to the rates of obesity in both children and adults. Obesity is now on the rise in countries where fast-food restaurants are becoming more common. 𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒅𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒘𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒆? *

3. All water molecules form six-sided structures as they freeze and become snow crystals. The shape of a snow crystal is determined by temperature, vapor, and wind conditions in the upper atmosphere. A snow crystal is always symmetrical because these conditions affect all six of its sides simultaneously. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒖𝒓𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕? *

4. Recycling is the process of taking used materials and transforming them into usable goods. Common items for recycling include plastics, aluminum cans, glass, and paper. Recycling has become popular among consumers within the last thirty years. Recycling can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the environment and is a major factor in the field of waste management. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒖𝒓𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒐? *

5. Many people who have come close to death from drowning, cardiac arrest, or other causes have described near-death experiences—profound, subjective events that sometimes result in dramatic changes in values, beliefs, behavior, and attitudes toward life and death. These experiences often include a new clarity of thinking, a feeling of well-being, a sense of being out of the body, and visions of bright light or mystical encounters. Such experiences have been reported by an estimated 30 to 40 percent of hospital patients who were revived after coming close to death and about 5 percent of adult Americans in a nationwide poll. Near-death experiences have been explained as a response to a perceived threat of death (a psychological theory); as a result of biological states that accompany the process of dying (a physiological theory); and as a foretaste of an actual state of bliss after death (a transcendental theory). 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝒑𝒖𝒓𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒐? *

6. Huge beasts such as the dinosaur have never really become extinct. Mothra, a giant caterpillar who later becomes a moth, destroys Tokyo, and stars in the 1962 Japanese film named for him. Mothra is born, dies, and reborn regularly on classic movie channels. In Japan, Mothra is one of the most popular films ever made. Mothra has survived the creation of more current scary creatures such as giant apes, extraterrestrial beings, and swamp creatures. More than 30 years after his creation, Mothra still lives. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒖𝒃𝒋𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒊𝒔 *

7. Paris, France, is a city that has long been known as a center of artistic and cultural expression. In the 1920s, Paris was home to many famous artists and writers from around the world, such as Picasso and Hemingway. 𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒅𝒐? *

8. In 1970 about sixty small and medium-sized factories in the United States adopted a four-day workweek. According to the plan, workers work forty hours but instead of the usual five-day week, they now work only four days. Workers are enthusiastic about the three-day weekly vacation. According to management, productivity has increased by about 18% since the inception of the new plan. Absenteeism has dropped by 69% and lateness is almost non-existent. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒈𝒈𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒓-𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒌 𝒎𝒂𝒚 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒖𝒍𝒕 𝒊𝒏? *

9. Leonardo da Vinci is not only one of the most famous artists in history, but he was also a botanist, writer, and inventor. Even though most of his inventions were not actually built in his lifetime, many of today’s modern machines can be traced back to some of his original designs. The parachute, the military tank, the bicycle, and even the airplane were foretold in the imaginative drawings that can still be seen in the fragments of da Vinci’s notebooks. Over 500 years ago, this man conceived ideas that were far ahead of his time. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒅𝒂 𝑽𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒊 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒊𝒔? *

10. Jenny does not like cake. She does not like to bake it, ice it, or eat it. 𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒅𝒐? *