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Penguin Readers Teacher’sGuide: Placement TestsThe Penguin Readers Teacher’s Guide: Placement Tests have been designed to provide teachers with aquick and effective way of deciding whether students are ready to enjoy the next level of Penguin Readers.There are six levels of test, corresponding to levels 1–6 of the Penguin Readers.There are two tests at eachlevel, the B Test providing a follow-up for re-testing in the event of the majority of the class not obtainingthe requisite score.Each test is in multiple-choice format and so can be given and marked very quickly to aid a promptdecision.www.penguinreaders.comISBN 0-582-47380-29 780582 473805Published and distributed by Pearson Education

FREEPenguin ReadersTeacher’s Guide:Placement TestsW. S. Fowler

Penguin Longman PublishingPearson EducationEdinburgh GateHarlowEssex CM20 2JE UK Pearson Education Limited 2005All rights reserved: no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means,electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publishers, with the sole exception ofthose pages marked ‘photocopiable’, which may be photocopied by teachers for classes they teach.Published by Pearson Education Ltd. in association with Penguin Books Ltd.,both companies being subsidiaries of Pearson plc.ISBN 0 582 47380 2Free Teacher’s Resource MaterialsThe following additional free teacher’s resource materials are available to download free from our websitewww.penguinreaders.comPenguin Readers FactsheetsPenguin Readers Factsheets have been developed for teachers using Penguin Readers with their class. Each Factsheet is basedon one Reader, and consists of: a summary of the book interesting information about the book and author, including a section on the background and themes a glossary of new words a selection of lively supplementary activities for use with the Reader in classPenguin Readers Teacher’s GuidesPenguin Readers Teacher’s Guide to Using Graded ReadersISBN 0 582 40006 6Penguin Readers Teacher’s Guide to Developing Listening SkillsISBN 0 582 34423 9Penguin Readers Teacher’s Guide to Preparing for FCEISBN 0 582 40010 4Penguin Readers Teacher’s Guide to Using BestsellersISBN 0 582 46900 7Penguin Readers Teacher’s Guide to Using Film and TVISBN 0 582 40008 2NB: Penguin Readers Factsheets and Penguin Readers Teacher’s Guides contain photocopiable material.For a full list of Readers published in the Penguin Readers series visit http://plrcatalogue.pearson.comFor copies of the Penguin Longman catalogue, please contact your local Pearson Longman office, or:Penguin Longman PublishingEdinburgh GateHarlowEssexCM20 2JEUnited KingdomTel: 44 (0) 870 607 3777Fax: 44 (0) 870 850 0155E-mail: elt@pearson.comwww.penguinreaders.com

IntroductionIntroductionGeneralPhotocopy the Answer key relevant to the test youhave selected – for example, for Test 1A, page 27. Cutout the answers given there to make a mask. On noaccount cut the page in the book, as this will preventyou from making a mask for a test on another page.Allow 20 minutes for students to complete the test.Ask them not to leave questions unanswered or tospend too long on any one question, which may preventthem from completing the test in the time available.Collect students’ answers and mark them by placingthe mask you have made over the relevant column onthe Answer Sheet. While it may be of interest to you tocalculate students’ marks individually or later on toanalyse the papers to see which structures or lexis havecaused problems so you can bear these in mind forremedial work before beginning a Reader, this is anadditional benefit to be derived from the tests, but doesnot affect their main purpose.By calculating each student’s score out of 30, it shouldbe possible within a few minutes to see whether morethan half of the class have obtained the target score of18 or more. In many cases, it will be possible with amask to see at a glance whether a student has passed orfailed.Unless this initial calculation gives a marginal result,no further action is necessary at this point. If themajority have passed, the class will be able to follow theReader satisfactorily. If the majority have clearly failed,allow at least 20 hours of class tuition to pass beforeretesting with Test B to prevent the result being falsifiedby students remembering answers if they wereexplained after the first attempt.Only if the result remains doubtful – for example, ifexactly half the class have obtained a score of 18 ormore – will it be necessary to examine the marks inmore detail. It is then a matter of common sense todecide whether the class are ready to begin a Reader atthe level – for example, if a number came close topassing with a score of 16 or 17/30. As an insurancepolicy if you decide to proceed, it would be worthwhileseeing which items had caused difficulty, and revisingthem before beginning the Reader selected.The tests have been devised to help teachers to decidewhether their students are ready to enjoy the next levelof Penguin Readers.There are six levels of test, corresponding to Levels1–6 of the Readers, and two versions of test at eachlevel, the B test provided as follow-up for retesting in theevent of the majority of a class not obtaining therequisite score of 18/30 at the first attempt.The tests have been thoroughly pretested withstudents at the appropriate levels. They each contain 30structural and lexical items in multiple-choice formatselected from the structures and lexis introduced at thegiven level.The tests can be administered and corrected veryquickly to aid a prompt decision, following theinstructions given below. Within 30 minutes, includingthe time that it takes for the students to do a test,teachers should have sufficient information to reach adecision.Content of the testsEach test consists of 30 multiple-choice items. There arethree choices (A, B, C) at levels 1–3, and four choices(A, B, C, D) at levels 4–6.Items testing the same structure and/or lexis are notrepeated within a test but in almost every case, the TestB at a given level is based on the same items as Test Ato ensure an equal level of difficulty. Items never appear,however, in the same order. This minimises thepossibility of students guessing the correct answersfrom memory.The pass mark of 18/30 (or 60%) is valid for all levels.It is important to note that for the class as a whole tobenefit from studying a Reader at a given level, it is notnecessary for everyone to obtain this mark or even forthe students’ average to be above 18, but only for themajority of students to score 18 or more. It must beremembered that, as is appropriate in tests devised todetermine whether students are capable of following atext, these tests measure recognition of correctlanguage, not the ability to produce it.Procedures for conducting thetestsIn all cases, photocopy the Answer Sheet on page 26 insufficient numbers for each student to have one. Notethat for tests at levels 1–3, students will need to use theleft-hand column (A, B, C) for their answers, and forlevels 4–6, the right-hand column (A, B, C, D).Photocopy the test for the level you have selected – forexample, Test 1A on pages 2–3 for Level 1, in sufficientnumbers for each student to have a copy. Always usethe A test in the first instance. The B test, as explainedabove, testing knowledge of the same structures andlexis, is for use for retesting at a later date, in the eventof the class proving to be not yet quite ready to attempta Reader.1

P H O T O C O P I A B L ETest 1A1Look! The sun . down.A go B goes C is going2‘Did you go to work yesterday?’ ‘No, I . .’A didn’t B wasn’t C never3. to him!A Go there B Go here C Come there4Those are my photos. Give . .A me it B it to me C them to me5Which boy . ?A Mary likes B do Mary like C does Mary like6Jane . the answer.A never know B never knows C knows never7Anne has a son. . name is Edward.A Her B His C Their8My new dress is . .A blue B blue colour C colour blue.9There . food in the kitchen.A aren’t any B isn’t any C isn’t some10Is that your . bicycle?A father B father’s C fathers’11. girl is your daughter?A What B Which C Who12Julia is standing . Andrew.A after B at back C behind13Kevin is the boy . brown hair.A of B with C has14He goes to the office at eight . every day.A o’clock B of clock C of the clock15I had . letters yesterday.A many B a lot C a lot ofPenguin Readers Teacher’s Guide: Placement Tests2

. eat that!A Don’t B Don’t to C Not to17Carol . read very well.A can B can to C she can18Stop . now!A write B writing C the write19She’s going to come . late this evening.A home B at home C to home20. a drink of water?A You like B Do you like C Would you like21‘I love trees,’ she . .A sayed B said C say22Peter, is this pen . ?A of you B your C yours23Where is the . stop?A bus B bus’s C buses24The children are happy. They’re having . time.A good B a good C very good25It’s very cold. Put your big . on when you go out!A coat B jeans C shirt26It was a good hotel . the food was very expensive.A and B but C because27I want . that film.A see B seeing C to see28How . your sister?A old is B old has C many years has29We’re going to meet them . the station.A at B to C on30The children are not here. They . to the cinema.A go B gone C went3 Pearson Education Limited 2001P H O T O C O P I A B L E16

P H O T O C O P I A B L ETest 1B1Tom has a daughter. . name is Jane.A His B Her C Your2Those are my books. Give . .A me it B it to me C them to me3Look! The sun . up.A come B comes C is coming4Which girl . ?A John likes B do John like C does John like5My new shoes are . .A brown B brown colour C colour brown6. to me!A Come here B Come there C Go here7Margaret . the answer.A always know B always knows C knows always8Did you play football yesterday? No, I . .A didn’t B wasn’t C never9This is my . book.A address B addresses C addressing10Paula is the girl . black hair.A of B with C has11She starts work at nine . every day.A o’clock B of clock C of the clock12I want . a radio.A buy B buying C to buy13Is that your . car?A mother B mother’s C mothers’14. drink that!A Don’t B Don’t to C Not to15. boy is your son?A What B Which C WhoPenguin Readers Teacher’s Guide: Placement Tests4

We had . rain yesterday.A much B a lot C a lot of17There . coffee in the house.A aren’t any B isn’t any C isn’t some18. a coffee?A You like B Do you like C Would you like19Stop . to her!A talk B talking C the talk20‘What’s your name?’ she .A say B said C sayed21Mary, is this money . ?A of you B your C yours22I’m going to come . late this evening.A home B at home C to home23James . swim very well.A can B can to C he can24We’re going to meet them . the airport.A at B to C on25My father’s not here. He . to his office.A go B gone C went26It’s very cold. Put your big . on!A coat B dress C skirt27Jack is sitting . Mary.A after B at back C behind28We went to the cinema . the film wasn’t very good.A and B but C because29How . she?A old is B old has C many years has30Listen to the noise! The children are having . time.A good B a good C very good5 Pearson Education Limited 2001P H O T O C O P I A B L E16

P H O T O C O P I A B L ETest 2A1I . swim well when I was very young.A can B could C knew2When I got . I had a bath.A home B at home C to home3What . on Sundays?A does Mary usually do B does Mary usually C usually does Mary4She’s the . girl in the class.A cleverer B cleverest C most clever5Would you like . to the cinema with me?A come B to come C coming6How much money . you?A he gave B did he give C gave he to7There wasn’t . in the garden.A anybody B somebody C people8She never . the teacher.A listens B is listening C listens to9I’m going . now.A shops B shopping C to shops10Would you like some . tea?A of B more C more of11Why didn’t you invite . the party?A him B him to C to him12Jane is . than Judith.A prettier B more pretty C more prettier13She sings very . .A good B much C well14A man . in the car accident.A died B dead C was died15That dress is . big for you.A so much B too much C tooPenguin Readers Teacher’s Guide: Placement Tests6 page

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