IELI Placement Test

Vocabulary

Time: 18 minutes   Number of questions: 40

There are two types of questions on this part of the test. First, you will read sentences with one word underlined. You choose a word that has the same meaning as the underlined word. For example:

It's too windy to go for a stroll.

                a. swim
                b. sail
                c. drive
                d. walk

The word walk means about the same as stroll. Mark "d" on the answer sheet.

Second, you will read sentences with one word omitted, or left out. You choose the word (from a list of four) that best completes the sentence. For example:

Because of the storm, it would be foolish to go sailing in a small ________.

                a. automobile
                b. house
                c. boat
                d. beast

Choice "c," boat, is the best answer. "Because of the storm, it would be foolish to go sailing in a small boat". Mark "c" on the answer sheet.