English Test with Answers: Lifelong learning

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English Test with Answers: Lifelong learning

”English Test with Answers: Lifelong learning” is a test that gives the ability to check your level in comprehension and grammar. Scroll down to see the answers.

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1- Twenty years ago, many university students believed that once they had graduated, their education was complete. They would get a job and all they had to do was to work hard with the same employer until it was time to retire and rest after long years of work. Today, work isn’t like that. In the modern world, most young people must expect to change employers several times in their working lives. Many of them will possibly become self-employed, running their own businesses.

2. This means that throughout people’s lives they will need to acquire new knowledge and skills from the time they leave full-time education until after they retire. This lifelong learning is necessary because the world of work is changing a lot faster than it used to. For example, nowadays employers often only employ staff on short-term contracts to complete a certain job. This keeps their costs down. Once the job is over, the employees have to look for another organization to employ them on other jobs.

2. Aisha, who is married with two teenage children. She has a BSc in Information Technology ( IT ) and she would like to go back to work when her children leave home. She wants to catch up with the latest developments in IT and wants to get a Master’s degree in the subject. She can’t leave her family and become a student at a university abroad. What can she do? The answer for Aisha is “distance learning”.

2. Aisha heard of an organization that offered distance learning to students all over the world. The teacher and student are in different places. She enrolled in one of its MSc courses and was delighted with the teaching methods. Aisha’s professors communicated regularly. In the next two years, Aisha hopes to get her Master’s degree via using e-mail and video conferencing to get her degree.

I. COMPREHENSION

A. Circle the main idea of the passage:

  • Full-time education.
  • Information Technology.
  • Lifelong learning.

B. Are these sentences TRUE or FALSE ? Justify.

  1. People won’t have the same job all their life.…………………………
  2. Employers save money by recruiting workers for a limited period of time.…………………………

C. Answer these questions.

  1. What is “distance learning”?.
  2. How does Aisha interact with her teachers

D. Complete these sentences from the text.

  1. …………………….. is learning that goes on for life, from the time you leave full-time education until after you retire.
  2. Aisha is studying again so as to……………………………………..and to…………………………………………….

E. What do the underlined words in the text refer to?

  1. They ( p.1): …………………………..
  2. The subject ( p.3): ……………………

F. Find words in the text that mean the same as :

  1. Think or believe something will happen (p.1): ………….
  2. 2.be a member of a course, college ( p.4): ………………..

II. LANGUAGE

A. Rewrite these sentences and decide whether each one of them refers to wishes in the present or in the past.

  1. I don’t have a bigger house. I wish……………………………
  2. You have just painted the door red. Now you decide it doesn’t look very nice. I wish……………………
  3. George isn’t here and I need him. I wish …………………
  4. My house doesn’t get sun. I wish ……………
  5. I don’t know many people and I am lonely. I wish …………………
  6. You would like to take some photographs but you didn’t bring your camera. I wish ………
  7. A lot of people drop litter in the street. You don’t like this. What do you say? I wish…………………
  8. Tom drove too quickly, so he had an accident. Tom wishes……………………

B. Decide whether these verbs and expressions are followed by the gerund or the infinitive.

avoid, mind, can’t help, decide, expect, enjoy , look forward , hope, intend, manage, miss, would like, it’s no use, refuse, fail, dislike, practise, keep, be worth, offer, can’t bear, plan, want, agree, would prefer, give up,

C. Rewrite these sentences as indicated

  1. They believe that help will come soon.It ………………………
  2. Monia arrived in London. She immediately phoned her family in Morocco. As soon as …………………
  3. “Let me stay up a little longer tonight, mother”. She begged her Mum…………………
  4. My bicycle was stolen because I left it outside. If only…………………………”
  5. I will join a gym because I haven’t lost much weight so far” She told me……………………
  6. Many people leave their villages because they are very poor. Because of……………

D. Give the correct form of the verbs between brackets .

  1. Hassan is late. He ( must miss)………………the bus.
  2. My brother would like ( run)………………..his own business.
  3. I wish I ( can go)…………………….around the world.
  4. Ali told me he ( buy)………………….a bike the day before.
  5. Before the end of this year, they ( travel)……………………….to all Arab countries.

E. Complete these sentences with the appropriate words. The first letter of the word has been given to you.

  1. Whenever I l…………… in, I found Sara o……………….., she keeps chatting all the time.
  2. Good citizens o……………….the law and are aware of their rights and o………………………
  3. Many s………………………and talented people migrate to i…………………..their life and to get better s………………
  4. G…………………….citizenship means the ability to think beyond the geographical b…………………..of your country.
  5. People from different cultural b………………………..called for peace in the middle east.
  6. To r………………. the number of illiterate people in our c…………………, we need to set up more associations.

Answers

I. COMPREHENSION

A. Circle the main idea of the passage:

  • Lifelong learning.

B. Are these sentences TRUE or FALSE ? Justify.

  1. People won’t have the same job all their life

True. Because “most young people must expect to change employers several times in their working live

2. Employers save money by recruiting workers for a limited period of time.

True. Because ” nowadays employers often only employ staff on short-term contracts to complete a certain job. This keeps their costs down.”

C. Answer these questions.

  1. What is “distance learning”?.

When the teacher and student are in different places and communicate via e-mail and video conferencing

2. How does Aisha interact with her teachers

. using e-mail and video conferencing

D. Complete these sentences from the text.

  1. Lifelong learning is learning that goes on for life, from the time you leave full-time education until after you retire.
  2. Aisha is studying again so as to get a degree and to go back to work

E. What do the underlined words in the text refer to?

  1. They ( p.1): University students.
  2. The subject ( p.3): Information technology (IT).

F. Find words in the text that mean the same as :

  1. Think or believe something will happen (p.1): expect
  2. Be a member of a course, college ( p.4): enrolled

II. LANGUAGE

A. Rewrite these sentences and decide whether each one of them refers to wishes in the present or in the past.

  1. I don’t have a bigger house. I wish I had a bigger house (present wish).
  2. You have just painted the door red. Now you decide it doesn’t look very nice. I wish the door looked very nice (present wish)
  3. George isn’t here and I need him. I wish George was here (present wish).
  4. My house doesn’t get sun. I wish my house got the sun (present wish).
  5. I don’t know many people and I am lonely. I wish I knew many people (present wish).
  6. You would like to take some photographs but you didn’t bring your camera. I wish I had brought my camera (past wish)
  7. A lot of people drop litter in the street. You don’t like this. What do you say? I wish people didn’t drop litter in the street. (present wish).
  8. Tom drove too quickly, so he had an accident. Tom wishes he hadn’t driven too quickly (past wish)

B. Decide whether these verbs and expressions are followed by the gerund or the infinitive.

+ Gerund: avoid, mind, can’t help, enjoy, look forward to, miss, it’s no use, refuse, dislike, practice, keep, worth, can’t bear, give up.

+ Infinitive: decide, expect, hope, intend, manage, would like to, fail, offer, plan, agree, would prefer.

C. Rewrite these sentences as indicated

  1. They believe that help will come soon.it is believed that help will come soon.
  2. Monia arrived in London. She immediately phoned her family in Morocco. As soon as she arrived in London, she phoned her family in Morocco.
  3. “Let me stay up a little longer tonight, mother”. She begged her Mum to stay up a little longer that night.
  4. My bicycle was stolen because I left it outside. If only my bicycle hadn’t been stolen.
  5. I will join a gym because I haven’t lost much weight so far” She told me that she would join the gym because she hadn’t lost much weight so far.
  6. Many people leave their villages because they are very poor. Because of poverty/being poor, many people leave their villages.

D. Give the correct form of the verbs between brackets .

  1. Hassan is late. He must have missed the bus.
  2. My brother would like to run his own business.
  3. wish I could go around the world.
  4. Ali told me he had bought the day before.
  5. Before the end of this year, they will have traveled to all Arab countries.

E. Complete these sentences with the appropriate words. The first letter of the word has been given to you.

  1. Whenever I log in, I found Sara online, she keeps chatting all the time.
  2. Good citizens obey the law and are aware of their rights and obligations.
  3. Many skilled and talented people migrate to improve their lives and to get better salaries
  4. Global citizenship means the ability to think beyond the geographical boundaries of your country.
  5. People from different cultural backgrounds called for peace in the middle east.
  6. To reduce the number of illiterate people in our country, we need to set up more associations.

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