Defense Language Institute English Language Center Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
AMERICAN LANGUAGE COURSE PLACEMENT TEST ALCPT FORM 15R
Time Limit: PART I - 21 Minutes PART H - 29 Minutes
AMERICAN LANGUAGE COURSE PLACEMENT TEST Form 15R PART I - LISTENING
Directions for questions 1-25. You will hear questions on the test tape. Select the one correct answer a, b, c, or d and mark your answer sheet. DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST BOOKLET. 1.
a. October b. Tuesday c. winter d. morning
a. none b- all c. many d. some
10. a. b. c. d.
putting out a fire cleaning teeth giving flavor to a meal making a car go
a. football b. boating c. baseball d. basketball
11. a. b. c. d.
a good bargain a lot of money free coupons many expensive things
a. sad b. still c. sick d. strong
12. a. b. c. d.
walk for exercise walk to the dining hall follow the path drill after dinner
a. a baby b. a soldier c. a farmer d. a swimmer
13. a. b. c. d.
Yes. Yes. Yes, Yes.
a. electricity b. paint c. a plant d. the brakes
14. a. b. c. d.
She She Her Her
a. swim b. live c. expire d. float
15. a. b. c. d.
No, he didn't say a word. No, he can't speak English. Yes, he waved his hand. Yes, he wrote me a letter.
a. b. c. d.
16. a. b. c. d.
15 June they're all too big three of them the most complete set
being being being being
sleepy tired hungry sick
9. a. b. c. d.
a few steps not very far a long way a short time
He He He He
drew a line through it. left it alone. erased it. copied it.
needed more money. liked flowers. nail was broken. tooth hurt.
PT Form 15R Yes, he's usually asleep. Yes, he has learned that one. No, he's brown. No, he has a bad heart. They They They They
have to work. can enjoy themselves. don't have any money, don't have much food,
22. a. b. c. d. 23. a. b.
Yes, it made a lot of noise. Yes, I couldn't see anything. No, it didn't bite me this time. No, I wiped it right off.
20. a. how to raise animals b. how to sing and dance
She'll keep cups and plates in it. She'll wear it in the rain. She'll drive it to work. She'll stay in it on her vacation. Yes, may 1 have something to eat? Yes, I'd like to rest for a while. Yes, would you get me a glass of water? Yes, I feel older than I did at twenty. Mr. Stone pays attention to his friend's opinions. Mr. Stone disregards his friend* s opinions. a. Mr. Stone accepts his friend's opinions.
c. how to make sick people well d. how to design roads and
b. Mr. Stone admires his friend's
21. a. Yes. He changed the tire. b. Yes. He paid ten dollars a day. c. Yes. He hit a tree. D. Yes. He carried some soldiers Directions for questions 26-50. You will now hear statements on the test Select the one correct answer a, b, c, or d and mark your answer
It was heavy.
b. c. d.
It was busy. It was loud. It was cold.
a. b. c. d.
He He He He
saw it. smelled it heard it. tasted it.
a. She misses it. b. c. d.
It worries her. She likes it. It bores her.
He was strict. He was pleasant
He was angry.
He was happy.
ALCPT Form 15R 30.
a. He couldn't walk. b. He couldn't talk. c. He couldn't see. d. He couldn't hear.
a. He went with us. b. He will go with us. c. He can go with us, d. He must go with us.
b. c. d.
He has eaten.
He is tired.
a. Each star controls a state.
a. The tools are neatly arranged. b. The tools are numbered. c. The tools are placed together.
It will expand.
It will settle.
It will become moist.
a. Everyone ran to see it. b. It stopped burning. c. It was hot in one place, d. It grew larger.
a. It is a nice song. b. She hasn't sung yet. c. It is not very far. d. She has already sung.
It is clear. It is metal.
The tools are scattered.
a. They studied in America.
They visited America. They came to America to live.
They came to America for business.
a. He was comfortable. b. He was not well. c. He did not hear very well. d.
He did not know anyone.
a. We were told to be aware of it b. We were told to consider it. c. We were told to delete it. d. We were told to expect it. a. He couldn't speak clearly. b.
c. d. 47.
Each star reduces a state. Each star represents a state. Each star brings a state.
a. It flowed down the, river. b. It was poured into glasses. c. It was changed into steam. d. It pumped through the pipes.
a. Avoid your studies. b. Continue your studies. c. Cancel your studies. d. Drop your studies.
a. It is heavy. b. It is dirty.
b. c. d.
a. It will become visible. d.
He has been sick.
She bought one.
a. He is hungry.
It is straight. It is insulated. It is not straight.
a. She was trying to find one. b. She was admiring one. c. She didn't want to look at one.
a. It is broken.
He completed his work.
He could think well. He was unable to concentrate.
a. Susan was going on a trip. b. c. d.
Susan was going to the movies. Susan was going to the office. Susan was going for a walk.
ALCPT Form 15R 48. a. He broke the enemy's defense. b. He encountered the enemy.
He saw a weakness.
I already have change. I don't need it.
50. a. b. c. d.
It It It It
has has has has
a new method. a new typewriter a new instructor a new textbook.
He looked for a weakness.
Don't give it to me now. type a duplicate.
Directions for questions 51-60. You will now hear dialogs on the test tape. Select the one correct answer a, b, c, or d and mark your answer sheet.
a. b. d.
a. b. c. d.
b. c. d.
b. c. d.
move quickly wait in line
b. c. d.
in a factory
at nine o'clock
THIS IS THE END OF THE LISTENING PART OF THE TEST.
hang up the parts measure the parts c. put grease on the parts adjust the parts a. The man won't let her. B. The door is locked. C. No one is there. D. She has forgotten how.
a. He has enough. b. He does not like vegetables. c. He wants more. d. He would like something else 59. a. She thinks highly of him. B. He is always wrong. C. She hopes he will learn more. d. He says nothing new. 60. a. He doesn't care what he eats b. He doesn't want to eat. c. He wants very little to eat. d. He will eat a lot.
ALCPT Form 15R PART II - READING Directions for questions 61-100. Choose the one correct answer a, b, c, or d and mark your answer sheet, DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST BOOKLET. 61.
After we __________, they turned off the a. had departed b. are departing c. depart d. were depart
Tickets__________f o r t h e s t u d e n t s . a. purchased
b. c. d. 63.
be purchased can to be purchased
a. b. c.
eliminates takes out lets out
The book....... _to her by her cousin. are given is give was given will give
Hart and Davis ........_____ since two o'clock. a. are waiting here b.
has waited here have waited here
The instructor said to Mary, "You'd better look over this lesson again. " The instructor wants her to .....__. a.
skip the lesson
forget the lesson postpone the lesson
When a sponge ......._ water, it becomes heavy.
a. b. c. d.
review the lesson
I put ......._ that I can't drink it. a. in this coffee much sugar so b.
sugar so much in this coffee
in this coffee much so sugar so much sugar in this coffee
ALCPT Form 15R 68.
Students in many countries a. of the American Indian b. in the American Indian c. at the American Indian d. on the American Indian
He asked the change. a. He asked b. He asked c. He asked d. He asked
Do a. b. c. d.
her her her her
to to to to
take hang wait dial
the phone while he searched for more
the receiver. up. a minute, a number.
you think you'll need a blanket tonight? Yes, it would be nice to get cleaned up. No, I ' m not very hungry. Yes, it's going to be cold. No, I like the rain on my face.
Is there any way
Yes, we have air-conditioning controls.
b. c. d.
Yes, you learn to like it in time. No, it cannot be measured. No, it never does.
The singer is very popular. a. b. c.
The singer sings badly. Many people like to listen to the The singer sings folk music.
Only poor people like her singing.
It is obvious that the plane is in trouble. a. It is easy to see that something is wrong. b. It looks like the flight is smooth. c. It doesn't look like anything is wrong.
It isn't likely that there is trouble.
Bill will go to the university to take up engineering. a. b. c. d.
operator to hold
He He He He
will study to be an engineer. will teach engineering' at the university. will work as an engineer at the university. will pick up his friend who is an engineer.
Though Jane likes to swim, she is not a good swimmer. a. b. c.
Jane is a good swimmer and likes to swim. Jane is a good swimmer, but doesn't like to swim. Jane doesn't like to swim and she can't swim well.
Jane is not a good swimmer, but she likes to swim.
ALCPT Form 15R 76.
Where can I buy _______ toothpaste? a. one b. some c. a
She plans to take a job as a receptionist a. b.
They were not able to put out the fire quickly enough to save the house. a. They were not able to start the fire. b. They were not able to see the fire.
They were not able to stop the fire. They were not able to feel the fire.
A city is usually very a. small b. quiet c. busy d. new
School was over at 3: 30. then. a. b. c. d.
The teacher has not seen the student
un ti l si nc e fo r to
The exam will be _______ to the students tomorrow. a. gave b. give c.
We not a. b.
tightened the band arpund the radiator hose so leak. We removed the band. We placed grease around the band.
We loosened the band.
the water would
We increased the pressure applied by the band.
ALCPT Form 15R 83.
He divided Che money .....___ the two boys. a. between b. among c. into d. at
84. ........__ are likely to lecture a great deal. a. Children b. Animals c. Machines d. Professors 85.
When a. b. c. d. She a. b. c. d.
87. Joe other, a. b. c. d.
water is boiled it changes to..... ____. vapor waves liquid solid prepares breakfast for .....___ and her husband. himself hers she herself has two pencils.
One is .....___ than the
more long longer longest long
You a. b. c. d.
should ......__ athletic equipment every day. check out checking out checked out do check out
Choose the correct sentence. a. Did dance John at the party with Mary? b. Did Mary at the party with John dance? c. Did John dance with Mary at the party? d. Did at the party John dance with Mary?
He ......._ me yesterday what the instructor said. a. told b. tells c. will tell d. will have told
ALCPT Form 15R 91.
I _________write my mother a letter tonight. do will do want have to
a. b. c. d. 92.
How a. b. c. d.
far away from an aircraft should you stand while ......__? smoked to smoke smoke. smoking
We told Mr. Johnson about the accident because we wanted him about it. a. knowing b. knew c. known d. to know
The students ......__ do their homework every day or they won't do well on their tests. a. may b. must c. might d. might to
The a. b. c. d.
On a hot, rainy day, steam seems ________ from the ground. a. raise b. to rise c. rose d. risen
I enjoy .........___ very much. ' a. go swimming b. swimming c. to swim d. swam
Water ......__ of hydrogen and oxygen. a. consisting b. is consisted c. consists d. has been consisted
blackboard was so small that it was hard to ________. pack write on live in build
ALCPT Form 15R 99.
Please _________ the answer sheet for wrong answers a. to check b. are checked c. check d. is checking
100. Food satisfies one of man's basic needs. a. requirements b. hopes c. troubles d. questions THIS IS THE END OF THE TEST.