Welcome to the ELC Advanced Level test. This test is designed for users with an upper intermediate or advanced level of English. If you think your level is intermediate or below, choose one of the tests below. ELEMENTARY INTERMEDIATE The test has four sections and should take about 20-30 minutes. Click on 'Next' to get started! Choose the best answer from the three options The man’s argument was interesting, although a lot of his points were off-topicAlthough he argued in an interesting way, he was not coherentDespite it being an interesting argument, some points were not relevantDespite an interesting topic, the man’s points were not on that topic The professor’s theories were so convoluted that most people who read his book had a hard time understanding them.Most people who read his book didn’t follow his theories very wellThe professor didn’t explain his theories very well in his bookThe professor’s theories didn’t explain the book very well If we had known there would be a bad storm, we would have prepared better for it.The storm was very bad and we prepared for itWe knew the storm would be very bad and we would prepare better next timeWe didn’t know the storm would be so bad, and we were unprepared The student should have chosen a university closer to homeThe student is studying far from home, but it’s not idealThe student is studying far from home, but it’s fineThe student must choose a university closer to his home In the event of an emergency, don’t hesitate to contact the support teamIn an emergency, the support team can be contacted without waiting long for their responseHesitation in contacting the support team can lead to an emergency situationIn an emergency, you can immediately contact the support team The diagram below describes how to make electricity at home. Match the text below with the numbered labels on the diagram. 1Please select your answerMechanical energy outMethaneSteel tank filled with compost and waterElectrical energy outFermentsElectricity for home useBattery 2Please select your answerMechanical energy outMethaneSteel tank filled with compost and waterElectrical energy outFermentsElectricity for home useBattery 3Please select your answerMechanical energy outMethaneSteel tank filled with compost and waterElectrical energy outFermentsElectricity for home useBattery 4Please select your answerMechanical energy outMethaneSteel tank filled with compost and waterElectrical energy outFermentsElectricity for home useBattery 5Please select your answerMechanical energy outMethaneSteel tank filled with compost and waterElectrical energy outFermentsElectricity for home useBattery 6Please select your answerMechanical energy outMethaneSteel tank filled with compost and waterElectrical energy outFermentsElectricity for home useBattery 7Please select your answerMechanical energy outMethaneSteel tank filled with compost and waterElectrical energy outFermentsElectricity for home useBattery The text below is from an article about self-help books. Number the sentences in the correct order. It is, however, in the last half-century or so that the humble self-help book has jumped to cultural prominence, a fact admitted by both the advocates and the critics – often highly polarised – of the self-improvement genre. Informal guides to everyday behaviour might be said to have existed almost as long as writing itself. Others, more critical, still concede that 'it is too prevalent and powerful a phenomenon to overlook, despite belonging to ‘“pop” culture’. Some would view the buying of such books...as an exercise in self-education. The Renaissance era’s concern with self-fashioning produced a flood of educational and self-help materials. For better or worse, it is clear that self-help books have had a very important role in developing social concepts in the twentieth century, and that they disseminate these concepts through the general public so that ordinary people acquire a language for describing some of the complex and ineffable features of emotional and behavioral life. As far back as ancient Egyptian times, certain "codes" of conduct existed with rules and suggestions of how common folk’s behaviour should be. Some social observers have suggested that the Bible is perhaps the first and most significant of self-help books. What does higher education lose or gain by going virtual? As institutes of higher education migrate toward digital models, three leading academics unpack the potential losses and gains for students and researchers. What is the first speaker's main point about the impact of the pandemic on academic research (0:11 - 0:43)The way we do academic research will change naturally as a result of the pandemic.The pandemic provides an opportunity to change the way we do academic researchThe way we do academic research will go back to normal after the pandemic. What does the second speaker mean when she says: “We think we have a system that works until something like this happens…” (0:50 - 1:36)The higher education systems work well only if universities are open for campus-based studyThe higher education systems have never worked well and unexpected things like the pandemic have made this evidentThe higher education systems have been exposed to have poor infrastructure What is the link between technology and the ‘flaws’ in higher education systems as explained by the third speaker? (1:41 - 2:17)Students should be more centred around learning online more than in the classroomTechnology solves the gap between lecturers on a stage and students studying onlineBoth classroom and remote learning can be improved by the integration of technology What did the fourth speaker find interesting about using remote learning technology? (2:25 - 3:08)His students were able to collaborate very effectively using the technology.It was convenient because he no longer had to meet with them individually.The students saved money because they did not have to travel to the university. How does the the fifth speaker explain ‘inclusivity’ in her particular academic work? (3:12 - 3:51)Local experts will do better research than people from outside the country.She includes Tanzania in the countries where she is doing research.Finding local partners in other countries to collaborate with is more inclusive than travelling there yourself. What is the sixth speaker's main point when he talks about travel and research? (3:56 - 4:28)Covid-19 caused him to lack the money to travel, but he did research from home through ‘virtual mobility’ using technology,Academic research has become more widely accessible through Covid-19 because anyone can travel even those who don’t have money.Lack of funds for travelling doesn’t limit the ability to collaborate and do research through ‘virtual mobility’ using technology. Time is Up!