Einstufungstest Englisch / Placement Test English

Der Englischtest ist zur ausreichend sicheren Einstufung in die Niveaustufen A1 bis C1 nach dem Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmen für Sprachen geeignet.

Bitte benutzen Sie keine Hilfsmittel. Der Test enthält 40 Fragen, die Bearbeitung dauert erfahrungsgemäß 30 bis 40 Minuten.

Über den Downloadbereich können Sie den Englischtest auch ausdrucken und uns per Post oder Fax zuschicken.

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The placement test enables us to assess your language proficiency according to language levels A1 to C1 as defined by the Common European Framework of References for Languages.

Please do not use a dictionary or any other reference materials. The test should not exceed 40 minutes. There are 40 questions.

In the Download Section, you can also find the print version of the English test which you can send to us by post or fax.

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5. Hier beginnt der Englischtest:


  1. You are at the airport. Someone asks you:
    "Excuse me, are you Walter Thompson?"

    "Oh, sorry."
    "Nice to meet you."
    "No, I'm not."
    "How are you?"

  2. "________ are you from?"


  3. "What's Colin and Mary's address?"
    "__________ address is 15, Park Avenue, Leeds."


  4. "___________ three good restaurants in our town."

    There are
    It is
    There is

  5. "____________ the picture postcards?" "10 p each."

    How much are
    How many are
    How much is

  6. What's the time?
    Eine der folgenden Antworten auf die Frage nach der Uhrzeit ist falsch. Welche?
    One of the following answers regarding questions after the time of day is wrong. Which one?

    Twenty-five past one.
    One twenty-five.
    Twenty-five minutes past one.
    Thirty-five minutes to two.

  7. " _________ a tuna sandwich?"
    "I'm sorry. _____________ tuna sandwiches but _____________ ham sandwiches."

    Eine der unten aufgeführten Formen passt nicht in das Gespräch. Welche?
    One of the forms listed below does not match into the dialogue. Which one?

    Have you got
    Have they got
    We have got
    We haven't got

  8. "What's he doing at the moment?"
    "He __________________ TV."

    are watching
    is watching

  9. "When _________________ breakfast in the morning?"

    do you usually have
    have you
    do you have usually
    have you usually

  10. He __________ home from work at five o'clock every day.

    is coming

  11. Peter likes jazz, but he ___________ hip hop.

    likes not
    doesn't like
    don't like
    not likes

  12. A Rolls-Royce is __________ a Mini.

    so comfortable as
    more comfortable then
    so comfortable like
    more comfortable than

  13. "I'd like ________ more wine, please."


  14. "Is there ____________ sugar on our shopping list?"


  15. Last year I _______ to Spain.

    have gone
    had gone

  16. "___________ David at the weekend?"

    Did you meet
    You have met
    Have you met

  17. Lesen Sie den folgenden Text und entscheiden Sie, welche der Aussagen falsch ist.
    Read the following text and decide which answer is false.

    Class reunion (Klassentreffen)

    Last Saturday we met again for the first time in twenty years. I don't know why, but when I arrived at the old pub I was very nervous. There was already a noisy, cheerful group there: "Hello"; "How are you?"; "What are you doing now?"; "Isn't that Chris Dodson, who brought a white mouse into music class once?"; "Look, there's Tom Beam, who..."; "Well, we're not as slim as we were twenty years ago..."; "Is that really your own hair?" I stopped and listened to these voices of the past. There was Anthony H., a most charming young man - charming that is when he was young. A great success with all the girls in town. After he left school he went to Australia, married a farmer's daughter, started a small business and went bankrupt twice. His wife left him and he came back to England. He now works as a bank clerk and seems to have a drink problem. He talked about his family back in Australia all evening.
    The group last met 20 years ago.
    The members of the group are not as slim as they were 20 years ago.
    Anthony is Australian.
    Anthony's wife left him after he had gone bankrupt twice.

  18. " _______ a really famous person?" "No, I haven't."

    Did you ever meet
    Have you ever met

  19. "I feel really well. I ______________ a year now."

    haven't smoked a cigarette since
    haven't smoked a cigarette for
    didn't smoked a cigarette for

  20. "I'm looking for a house _______ has got a larger garden than this one."

    Eines der folgenden Wörter ist falsch. Welches?
    One of the following words is wrong. Which one?


  21. Oxford is ___________ away from London than you think.


  22. "Normally John is a very ____1____ driver, but yesterday when I went to town with him he didn't drive very ___2___, but ___3___ ___4___."

    Welche Reihe gibt die richtige Wortfolge wieder?
    Which line shows the correct word order?
    1 2 3 4
    careful good terribly fast
    good carefully terrible fast
    good carefully terribly fast
  23. "Do you see those big houses over there? Well, they _______ pulled down to build the new motorway."

    will have to be
    had to be
    will have

  24. "Will I feel better soon, Doctor?"
    "Well, you _______ smoke for a few weeks, but you ________ go to bed. 
    Just relax a bit and come and see me again in a week."

    mustn't ......... needn't
    don't have to ............. needn't
    needn't ......... mustn't
    mustn't ............. haven't to

  25. I ________ to Linda on the phone when the doorbell ________.

    talked .... rang
    was talking .... was ringing
    was talking .... rang

  26. What ________ when the accident happened?

    were you doing
    had you done
    have you done

  27. "What will our town look like in the year 2050?"
    "Well, I don't know, but I think ________ fewer parks and trees."

    there are
    there will be
    there is going to be

  28. "Who was that?"
    "Oh, an old friend ______."

    of me
    from me
    of my
    of mine

  29. "How much milk is there?"
    "There's ____ milk left, three or four bottles."

    a lot of

  30. "I don't feel very well at the moment."
    "You don't look well. If I ______ you, I'd go and see a doctor."

    would be

  31. "When will we arrive in Paris?"
    "If we _____ now, we _______ there at 5 o'clock."

    will leave ... are
    would leave ... are
    left ... will be
    leave ... will be

  32. If I _____ less on Friday, I _____ such a bad hangover on Saturday morning.

    drank ... wouldn't have
    had drunk ... wouldn't have
    had drunk ... wouldn't have had
    have drunk ... wouldn't have had

  33. This time my friends drank ______ beer than at our last party.


  34. "I don't really like wine."
    "Neither ______."

    do I
    like I

  35. "You haven't left the keys at home, _______?"

    did you
    have you
    haven't you

  36. "Do you paint your flat yourself or ___________?"

    do you have it painted
    do you let it paint
    have you it painted

  37. When Paul came back to his car, he found he _______ given a parking ticket.

    has been
    had been
  38. Hörverstehen / Listening Comprehension

    Im Folgenden hören Sie einen kurzen Text und beantworten Fragen dazu. Bitte lesen Sie zunächst den Einleitungstext und die Fragen und spielen dann die Hördatei einmal ab.

    You will now listen to a short text and answer some questions about it. Please read the short introduction first and then listen to the audio file just once.

    Casey has recently moved to San Francisco to start a new job. She wants to join a dating agency to find a boyfriend. Listen to the phone conversation with someone from the dating agency and answer the following questions.

  39. What subject does Casey teach?


  40. What does Casey like to do in her spare time?

    She works out every day.
    She tries to get out of the city as often as possible.
    She likes to experience both the bustling urban life as well as the outdoors.
  41. What kind of man is Casey looking for?

    a dark-haired man
    a man who knows how to have fun
    a man with the exact same hobbies

Freie Textproduktion / Writing assignment

Zur besseren Beurteilung Ihrer aktiven Fertigkeiten in Satzbau und Wortschatz bitten wir Sie, hier zwei kurze Texte in Englisch (pro Text 5 bis 7 Sätze) zu produzieren.

In order to better assess your active knowledge of syntax and vocabulary, please write two short texts in English (5 to 7 sentences per text).

1. Write a few lines about your last holiday (i.e. Where did you go? What did you do? Would you recommend going there?)


2. Tell us something about your future (i.e. What plans do you have? What are your hopes and wishes?)



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