Sehr einfacher FOS Einstufungstest Löser
Put the verb into the correct form. Use simple present or present
progressive (present continuous). (2 points each gap, total 24 points)
The library _________________
(open) at 9 am and _____________________
at 6 pm every day.
Let’s go out! It’s warm and the sun ________________________
I usually ____________________
(watch) football at this time but today I
(go) out for a walk with my girlfriend.
(go) to school every day.
We usually __________________________
(grow) strawberries in our garden but this
year we _______________________
I have Game Boy but I _________________________________
(not /use) it very
Ron is in London at the moment. He __________________________
(stay) at the
Hilton Hotel. He usually __________________________
(stay) at the Hilton Hotel
when he’s in London.
Let’s go out now. It ___________________________________
(not/rain) any more.
Put the verb into the correct form. Use simple past or past
progressive (past continuous). (2 points each gap, total 20 points)
(sit) in a cafe when I ______________________
When the war ____________________ (begin) we ______________________ (live)
My friends ______________________
(sing) when I _____________________
(come) into the room.
While you _________________________ (play) the piano I
was writing/wrote (write) a letter.
(drink) coffee every day when we
(be) in France.
Put the verb into the correct form. Use the present perfect or simple
(3 points each gap, total 12 points)
(live) in Boston for the past 15 years.
have you finished
(you/finish) reading the paper yet?
Just a moment! I _________________________
(not / think) of a good idea yet!
How long _________________________ (you/live) there before coming here.
did you live
Put these sentences in passive voice. Do not change tenses.
(3 points each, total 6 points)
1. Someone switched on the light.
The light was switched on by someone.
2. They took down the notice.
The notice was taken down.
II. Reading Comprehension Test (RCT)
Aquarius is an underwater laboratory. It is made of steel and it can withstand pressures at
ocean depths up to 36 metres. It is currently located in the Florida Keys National Marine
Sanctuary at a depth of 19 metres. That is about four metres off the ocean floor.
It consists of a cylinder which is nearly three metres in diameter and attached to a base plate,
so it stays at the bottom of the ocean. The
laboratory weighs 73 tons and the base plate
weighs 103 tons. Although it's only 13
metres long, six metres wide, and five
metres high, six scientists and technicians
can live in Aquarius for ten days, or even a
month, and study underwater life. It has all
the comforts of home: six bunk beds, a
shower and toilet, hot water, a kitchen with a
microwave and refrigerator, air conditioning,
A side view of Aquarius, before it was lowered into the ocean
and computers with wireless connections.
(149 Words) Adapted from: Tech Talk, page 72, Oxford university press 2005
laboratory Labor (Laboratorium)
bunk beds Etagenbetten
Florida Keys Inselgruppe vor Florida
National Marine Sanctuary Nationales Meeresschutzgebiet
Questions on the text:
(total 26 points)
Answer the following questions using your own words as far as possible:
1. What is Aquarius?
Aquarius is an underwater laboratory.
2. Who lives on Aquarius and for how long?
Scientists and technicians live on it for ten days, or even a month.
3. How deep is it currently and how deep can it operate?
Current depth 19 m Maximum depth of operations 36 m.
4. Would you like to live there? (Why / Why not?) Write between 3 to 5 sentences.