English Placement Test- Discover your English level by completing the test

Interested in knowing how well-versed you are in English grammar?  Find out your English proficiency level by taking our multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank test.

The test is scored according to a rating system, with difficult questions (those near the completion) awarding more points than those at the start.

Total available points are 121 out of 33 questions. The English proficiency scale is as follows:

A1: 0-12 points. You really have to expand your knowledge because your English is at an elementary level!
A2: 13-37 points. You struggle in actual discussions despite having a fair grasp of the fundamentals, such as the most basic vocabulary and grammar structures.
B1: 38-78 points. You speak at an intermediate level. Although you have a great base, you struggle with challenging words, sentences, and subjects.
B2: 79-102 points. You speak at a less advanced level. You are an expert at the fundamentals and what is important, and you communicate clearly. You occasionally struggle with more complicated debates, but you can usually get by using straightforward language and fundamental concepts.
C1: 103-115 points. You can carry on conversations with native speakers despite having certain lexical gaps and not always understanding how to phrase everything. You generally have excellent grammar.
C2: 116-121 points. You are fluent in colloquial idioms, proverbs, and intricate grammar structures.

The moment has come to take the test!

English Placement Test

Try out the following English language quiz to test your skills and find out your level!

Obviously, compared to your actual level, this is a very low one. At Scrambled Eggs, before beginning a new course, we invite the students to complete an oral exam with one of our teachers to determine their actual English proficiency level.

Check out our English language blog if you’re looking to learn more about the language. You can find a variety of English activities on our website to help you learn and improve your language skills, from simple grammar drills to fascinating Ted Talks given by some of the most well-known public figures in the world!

Learn English With Literature | George Orwell

George Orwell, 1984

In the dismal aftermath of World War Two, in 1949, British writer and journalist George Orwell penned what is possibly the most famous dystopian novel of all time: 1984. The story takes place in an imagined future, where Britain is a totalitarian superstate called Oceania, and its people are ruled by intense government surveillance, censorship, and control.

Revolutionary in its use of language, and terrifying accurate in its depictions of society, the novel has haunted, inspired, and educated many a generation of readers. It remains highly relevant today.

Below, you’ll read the opening passages of the book. Some words have been left out. First, you’ll fill in the blanks by choosing the option you think makes the most sense. Then, in the next exercise, you’ll strengthen your vocabulary by confirming the meaning of some of the most challenging words from the excerpt and from this introduction. Enjoy!

Orwell 1984 | Fill In The Blank

Fill out the text below with the correct answers.

Orwell 1984 | Definition Match 1

Match the word with its synonym.

Orwell 1984 | Definition Match 2

Match the word with its synonym.

 

Well done! You’ve taken the time out of your busy schedule to improve your skills. We hope it was enjoyable as well as useful for you! By following this link you can find many more of our resources: https://scrambledeggsinglese.it/english-exercises/. For more ideas, take a look at our Instagram. We hope to see you at our English school in Milan soon!

Idiocracy: A Prophetic Look at America’s Future

Idiocracy if often described as a movie that became a documentary. With many current events, the movie has again become relevant despite being released in 2006. Will this really be the future of our world? You decide.

Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language exercises on our website.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Idiocracy: A Prophetic Look at America’s Future | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Idiocracy: A Prophetic Look at America’s Future | Fill in the Blank

Fill out the text below with the correct answers.

Idiocracy: A Prophetic Look at America’s Future | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

 

And that’s it for today’s English lesson, where you can improve your English with the news and current events. Do you have any comments or special requests for us for the next edition of Learn English with the News? Be sure to leave any feedback you have in the comments section below, as we would love to help you on your quest to learn the English language!

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Full text:

Are we living in the age of stupid? The era of the idiot? The answer, according to the film, Idiocracy, is yes, with examples of monstrous moronicism everywhere: climate deniers, the “plandemic” crowd. On the other hand, human beings have always been illogical creatures. The question is whether we are, as a species, becoming dumberer.

Suggesting that morons rather than nerds will inherit the earth, and that the results will be catastrophic, the film begins with a context-setting interview. The director cuts between an intelligent adult couple discussing why they won’t be having children right now and an opposite couple having lots.

Observing that “evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence,” the narrator explains that “with no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most – and left the intelligent to become an endangered species.”

The story follows everyman Joe Bauers, who is selected by the US army to participate in an experiment to test cryogenic hibernation. He’s chosen because he’s average in every possible way. The experiment goes awry and Joe emerges 500 years later in the year 2505 and he’s now the smartest person on earth.

The environment has crumbled and garbage is stacked in huge mounds. A marijuana-smoking doctor at the hospital is shocked that Joe doesn’t have a barcode on his arm, like everybody else, and asks, “Why come you no have a tattoo?” He’s one of the more eloquent people; most speak a dialect combining groans, grunts, insults and slang words.

This disturbingly hilarious film is as horrifying as 1984 or Brave New World, but takes a different route – emphasising the dangers of collective incompetence rather than oppressiveness of the state. The jokes flow thick and fast. The underlying message of course is that humans ought to take such things as science, research and knowledge seriously, lest we create our own Idiocracy.