Examples for placement tests

Our placement tests are fill-in-the-gap texts and use the so-called “Cloze test” or C test method. This means that the second half of every second word is missing and needs to be completed. 50% of the word will be missing, or slightly more if the number of letters needed is not an even number, e.g. Dauer = Da___. Each test consists of five texts with 20 gaps each. The test result reflects the percentage of correct answers. For clarity, the correct answers are highlighted in bold in the following text examples for English and French. You also have the possibility to take the sample text in the specific language on Moodle at any time and thus familiarise yourself with this test type.

Here is a C test example for French

Section à péage à 2000 mètres!

Impossible de faire demi-tour. Sur l’autoroute, pour que la barrière du péage se lève, vous devez payer le plus rapidement possible. Sinon, dans la queue derrière vous, les autres automobilistes vont s’impatienter. Vous avez le choix entre différents modes de paiement. L’abonnement au télépéage permet d’économiser du temps, surtout si vous empruntez régulièrement le réseau autoroutier. Le tarif dépend de la distance parcourue.

Here is a C test example for English

Women are poorer than men and face social and cultural discrimination on the grounds of sex. This affects every aspect of their life, particularly in developing countries.

Today there is a growing awareness of women's absolute and relative poverty and inequality all over the world. In spite of the significant efforts of many national governments and at international levels, the situation of women has worsened. The feminisation of poverty has accelerated in the last decade and further increased women's dependence and vulnerability. Women are not a homogeneous group and their lives vary depending on the place in which they live as well as their age, social class, ethnic origin, and religion.