Beginning ESL Assessment

Contact Details:

Name(Required)

Grammar:

This section of the assessment will test your knowledge of English grammar, sentence structure, and word forms.

Directions:

Read each statement or question. Select the answer that is most correct grammatically.
1. Larry has been here ______ seven years.(Required)
2. Sometimes __________ appears in the sky after it rains.(Required)
3. The box containing envelopes ________ on my desk.(Required)
4. The room is crowded, but there are ______ seats left.(Required)
5. The train ____________ ________ before he arrived at the station.(Required)
6. He kept _______________in the desk.(Required)
7. I promise I _______ help you.(Required)
8. When I ______ this email, I’ll play baseball.(Required)
9. They have a very nice car, _________?(Required)
10. I haven’t seen _______ with short hair lately.(Required)
11. After John _______all day at school, he goes home to rest and watch TV.(Required)
12. Some friends of ______ invited my wife and me for dinner.(Required)
13. I enjoy _______.(Required)
14. The foreign student asked his professor for(Required)
15. “We ______ to hurry or we’ll be late.”(Required)
16. We’re going fishing. ________ you like to come?(Required)
17. My father told __________________.(Required)
18. If he _______ __________, he will miss his meeting.(Required)

Vocabulary:

Please choose the best answer.

Directions:

Select the answer that has the same meaning as the word or words in (parenthesis).
1. The boy (stretched) his arm to reach the book.(Required)
2. My neighbor’s property is (next) to mine.(Required)
3. Do you (like) vanilla or chocolate?(Required)
4. She drew a(n) (opinion) based on facts and observations.(Required)
5. She (moved) her money from one bank to another.(Required)
6. A (big) meteor flew past the Earth last week.(Required)
7. Their car is (like) mine.(Required)

Directions:

Please choose the word that fits best into the sentence.
8. They made a grocery ______ so they wouldn’t forget anything.(Required)
9. You can tell the dog is ___________ because it is shaking and whining.(Required)
10. You look very ________ wrapped in a blanket and relaxing on the sofa.(Required)

Directions:

Please choose the best answer.
11. Declare means to:(Required)
12. Quote means to:(Required)
13. Solution means:(Required)
14. Contrast means:(Required)
15. Protect means:(Required)

Reading Comprehension:

This section of the assessment will test your comprehension of written English.

Directions:

Read the following passage. Choose the best answer to each question according to what is stated or implied in the passage.

SOUTH CAROLINA AREA: 31,055 square miles, including 775 square miles of water; 0.86 percent of total United States; 40th state in size

POPULATION (2000): 4,012,012; 1.4 percent of total United States; 26th state in population; 133.2 persons per square mile; 60.5 percent urban, 39.5 percent rural.

MOUNTAIN RANGE: Blue Ridge

CHIEF MOUNTAIN PEAKS: (height given in feet): Sassafras (3,560); Pinnacle (3,425); Hogback (3,226); Caesar’s Head (3,208)

LARGEST LAKES: Marion, Moultrie, Murray, Catawba, Hartwell

MOST IMPORTANT RIVERS: Santee, Savannah, Pee Dee, Cooper, Edisto

NATIONAL PARKS AND MONUMENTS: King’s Mountain National Military Park, 3,905 acres (1931); Fort Sumter National Monument, 36 acres (1948)

STATE PARKS: Total of 28 including Andrew Jackson Historical, Cheraw, Hunting Island, King’s Mountain, Myrtle Beach, Oconee, Poinsett, Rivers Bridge Confederate Memorial

ADDITIONAL PLACES OF INTEREST: Magnolia and Cypress Gardens, near Charleston; Fort Moultrie; Parris Island; Sand Hills State Forest; Cowpens Battlefield Site, near Chesnee; Fort Hill, Clemson; St. Philip’s Church, Charleston

1. In land area, South Carolina(Required)
2. Regarding mountain peaks within the state,(Required)
3. If visiting South Carolina on vacation, you might(Required)
4. In terms of population, South Carolina has(Required)

From The Wizard of Oz:

Aunt Em dropped her work and came to the door. One glance told her of the danger close at hand.

“Quick, Dorothy!” she screamed. “Run for the cellar!”

Toto jumped out of Dorothy’s arms and hid under the bed, and the girl started to get him. Aunt Em, badly frightened, threw open the trap door in the floor and climbed down the ladder into the small, dark hole. Dorothy caught Toto at last and started to follow her aunt. When she was halfway across the room there came a great shriek from the wind, and the house shook so hard that she lost her footing and sat down suddenly upon the floor.

Then a strange thing happened.

The house whirled around two or three times and rose slowly through the air. Dorothy felt as if she were going up in a balloon.

5. The situation for Aunt Em, Dorothy, and Toto is:(Required)
6. Aunt Em and Dorothy are going into the cellar to:(Required)
7. The house shook so hard that Dorothy:(Required)
8. What is the best title for this?(Required)

From Little Women:

While making these maternal inquiries Mrs. March got her wet things off, her warm slippers on, and sitting down in the easy chair, drew Amy to her lap, preparing to enjoy the happiest hour of her busy day. The girls flew about, trying to make things comfortable, each in her own way. Meg arranged the tea table, Jo brought wood and set chairs, dropping, over-turning, and clattering everything she touched. Beth trotted to and fro between parlor kitchen, quiet and busy, while Amy gave directions to everyone, as she sat with her hands folded.

As they gathered about the table, Mrs. March said, with a particularly happy face, “I’ve got a treat for you after supper.”

A quick, bright smile went round like a streak of sunshine. Beth clapped her hands, regardless of the biscuit she held, and Jo tossed up her napkin, crying, “A letter! A letter! Three cheers for Father!”

“Yes, a nice long letter. He is well, and thinks he shall get through the cold season better than we feared. He sends all sorts of loving wishes for Christmas, . . .” said Mrs. March, patting her pocket as if she had got a treasure there.

9. When Mrs. March got home, she first:(Required)
10. Amy, Meg, Jo, and Beth are excited because:(Required)
11. What do the girls do when Mrs. March gets home?(Required)

Writing:

This section of the assessment is designed to measure your ability to use English grammar, vocabulary and writing conventions. Of the following three topics, please choose one to write about in as much detail as possible. You may not use a dictionary or any other support device. Feel free to outline what you would like to say before you actually write. Good luck!

Directions:

Please write at least 4 sentences about one of the topics below.

Should students go to school year-round or have a long summer vacation? Why?

What was the best vacation you ever took? What made it great?

How do you like to spend your free time? Please describe what you do.

Thank you so much to all of you for this workshop, I absolutely loved all the information you shared and will definitely continue to address cultural differences in class.

French Instructor

On behalf of Freedom House, I would like to sincerely thank you for you and your team’s services today. Your presence helped us to ensure that the event went smoothly and that all of the attendees were able to participate. Thank you so much!

Freedom House

Thank You For All Of Everyone’s Help With Fumiya. We Have All Seen Him Grow With The Ability To Communicate On The Daily Tasks. I Will Definitely Keep You On My Contacts In Future Situations Thank You Again Have A Great Day.

J.

I’m so grateful to have you interpreting these important and complex issues for our student!

Current ASL Client

Gabi was afraid to tackle speaking, until we just starting talking. She has now put out a yoga video with her speaking English. She will teach this class twice a week.

Maggie (Teacher in Atlanta, GA)

Thank you both very much for all you do. This translation project will go incredibly far in informing many of our Veterans and their families, on the important facts and information surrounding our current pandemic.

EEO Specialist (Equal Employment Opportunity)

I Wanted To Take The Time To Thank You For Your Amazing Services, Both Tom And Hayley Were Tremendous Help Onsite And Even Prepping For It. Looking Forward To Doing Business With You Guys In The Future.

D. Henriquez

My Classes With Connie Have Been Excellent. I Would Even Go So Far As To Say That They Have Exceeded My Expectations.

M. Bush

I Hope All Is Well. I Wanted To Follow Up Regarding The Translating Last Weekend. The Gentleman Helping Us Was Fantastic. He Was The Epitome Of Customer Service And Was So Knowledgeable. He Is The Biggest Asset You Have At Your Company.

Anonymous

I really LOVE my Portuguese classes and Juliana is TERRIFIC… I never had a teacher as great as Juliana, she is amazing and it is teaching me not only to talk in Portuguese but also about the Brazilian culture that is helping me a lot to understand the way they communicate…

Student in Mexico

Juliana is even more than an amazing Portuguese teacher but also a cultural expert and a very lovely person. I will really miss her a lot…

Portuguese Student

I have to say that Karen has been an amazing teacher. She is very kind and always is searching the way to explain me everything. Always works in her class in advance. Long story short she is great.

Student from Mexico learning English

I Enjoyed Studying With LTC. I Am Grateful For The Great Work With Ana And Her Professionalism To Customize Themes And Her Support In My Daily Life. I Feel More Comfortable With My Language.

D. Triviño

I can say only that Ruth is an amazing teacher. I am absolutely satisfied with our classes. Thank you so much for your attention.

Language Training Student

The LTC Is The Best English Training Compared To My Previous Language Training Experience Because They Really Understand What I Needed And The Important And Suitable Materials Useful To Apply At My Work. They Give Me Confident To Speak In English And My Writing Is Improving.

D. Sriyunilawati

I Really Enjoyed My Time With Christine, She Is Amazing, As I Told You She Helped Me A Lot Improving My Conversation Skills. The Classes Were Really Dynamics\ And I Never Felt Like I Was In A Strict Class. I Want To Say Thank You Again And I Hope In The Future To Take The Training Again. I Will Recommend Ltc With My Venezuelan And Latin Friends.

F. Inciarte

I Would Recommend Ltc To Other Global Companies Requiring Interpretation Services. During Our Event, The Performance Of Ltc Made Me Feel At Ease Which Allowed Me To Focus My Attention On Other Aspects Of The Event. I Believe That When You Work With Ltc, You Will Receive A Professional And Efficient Team Of People Who Will Do Everything In Their Power To Deliver Excellent Service.

D. Hayden

I cannot express enough great things about this experience. Jeancois was absolutely fantastic- professional, flexible, and dynamic- qualities I have found that some interpreters don’t always demonstrate when working with the pediatric population.

Bilingual Professor

We meet virtually now. He even gave me a cooking lesson….he tried his best to do it in Japanese but we ended up doing most of it in English ????. While I may have learned less words, I certainly got to learn how to make tempura!!

Patrick (Happy Student in Tokyo)

Thank you. I appreciate what you do to help our Company succeed with better communication for our fellow employees.

Director of Human Resources – Staffing Company

Several months of training with Judith passed very quickly. It was interesting, the atmosphere was great, I will miss our lessons!

Project Management Employee

I thoroughly enjoy working with him. He has all the proper material and the patience. our classes are very instructive and he doesn’t waste time.  Alvaro has been really good at being able to construct the pieces and then put them in place so that it all comes together and becomes usable. 

Spanish student

Kazuko Is A Wonderful Teacher And A Super Sweet Person. Thank You For Your Services And Timely Responses In Everything. I Plan To Recommend Ltc To Any And Everyone I Know Interested In Language Learning. Thank You!

J. Brogan

It was the 3rd class with Kathy today. She is the best English trainer I’ve ever met. Her lessons really work good. So far I have nothing I need to ask you.

Nissan student from Japan.

Our ENL (English and a New Language) team refers to her as a superhero and it’s no joke—she is truly amazing! Kitty does so much more than just interpret our conferences. She is someone who understands how school works and who can give us important cultural context, which is incredibly valuable.

Director of Student Services

Joseph was an excellent instructor. He was very dedicated to teaching me the language skills I needed for my upcoming assignment.

Student from Government Program

Thank You So Much, I Really Enjoy My Classes With Joyce I Love Her She Is Very Nice Teacher.

J. Nolaya

When Covid hit we were cautious allowing anyone but the patient in the office and this is a wonderful helping hand in the matter.

Interpreting Location Manager

The Classes Have Been Great. My Knowledge Has Increased Tenfold, Thanks To My Classes And Personalized Curriculum. The One-On-One Nature Of The Classes Ensures That Learning Is Catered To You.

K. Singh

Thank you so much for your interpretation service – it has been a blessing to work with you and has been so helpful in a meaningful way!

Current ASL Client

The Classes With Katelyn Are Amazing. I Am Very Happy To Have Her As My Professor. She Is An Amazing Teacher And An Excellent Person. I Am Learning A Lot From Her. She Is Very Patient, Responsible, Punctual, Very Clear, And With Great Experience Teaching. She Is Helping Me A Lot To Improve My English.

Anonymous

Thanks Wendy for all your help! You are a terrific manager. What a difference between my GLobal LT experience and working with you!!

Teacher

Their phone interpretation service is a very easy and convenient service for us to use when we are seeing patients in the office. Douglas Price is a great person there and is very good at communicating with our practice and helping us with anything we need. Great company!

Practice Manager

I Appreciate Your Qualified Language Training Program Very Much. You Made It Possible To Improve My Knowledge In The English Language In A Lot Of Ways: A Significant Increase Of Vocabulary, Repetition And Consolidation Of Grammar And Practice The English Language By Using It In Conversations During Every Lesson. I Am Very Thankful For All They´ve Done And I´ll Always Recommend Your Institution In The Future.

C. Muth

This Year Went Very Well. The Interpreters Were There On Time Every Day And Very Helpful To Catherine. I Did Not Have To Think Twice About Their Service. Thank You.

C. Carol

The ongoing lessons have helped break up the routine of quarantine and more importantly, a source of learning and personal improvement during these extraordinary times.

Jasmin (Student in Mexico City)

Overall, I Thought The Course Was Fantastic. I Feel Like I Learned A Lot And Improved Significantly. Astrid Is A Great Professor. She Took The Class Seriously And Made It Enjoyable. She Did A Great Job Of Recognizing Everyone’s Weaknesses And Helping Us Improve On Them. She Focused On Improving Our Grammar While Also Keeping The Class Conversational. The Lessons Were Well Prepared And Focused On Areas We Needed To Learn, Not Just By-The-Book. It Felt Like The Class Was Tailored To The Student’s Abilities. I Am More Than Satisfied.

K. Corrigan

I Really Have Appreciated The Classes With Nancy – She Is Wonderful Teacher And I Was Very Motivated To Learn More (And Always Felt Badly When I Struggled Because She Inspires One To Want To Be/Do Better). I Am Very Appreciative Of Having Had This Opportunity To Work With All Of You. It Is One Of The Very Best Language Classes I Have Taken In Years.

A. West

I would like to commend Catherine Thille for her professionalism. The sessions were always on time and well structured.

French Student

I appreciate you, Anya and Lauren for leading the training. It was very beneficial and I got to immediately use some of the material in my class.

Language Training Workshop Teacher

I have had wonderful interpreters from LTC in the past, who have done a great job providing precise and accurate interpretation. Ms. Li, however, goes far above and beyond what is expected. I’m so very grateful for her exceptional service to both this family and to ZCS.

Director of Student Services

Thank you for organizing these workshops for teachers, we learn so much from each other and grow to be better instructors.

Language Training Instructor