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A.- READING COMPREHENSION


1.- The people below are looking for a new activity to do. There are six descriptions of different activities.
Decide which activity (A F) would be the most suitable for each person. There is one extra activity
which you do not need to use.
(2 each 10)
1. Tony is a businessman and he wants to get some exercise. He doesnt want to do anything dangerous, but the
would like some excitement. He would also like to meet new people.
2. Erica is very fit and enjoys many sports. She likes competitions and has won prizes for sports before. She
doesnt have much money to buy new sports equipment.
3. Christopher likes spending time on his own and wants an activity that will get him into the open air. He does
a lot of schoolwork, so he doesnt have much free time.
4. Nancy wants some gentle exercise. She has just recovered from surgery and isnt very active. She would like
to join a group and learn how to do an activity.
5. Ashley enjoys dancing and meeting new people. She would like to take part in competitions and would like
an activity that gave her the chance to travel.
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL

If you want to get some exercise or take part in a sport, there are lots of choices. Read our guide to help
you choose the activity thats right for you!
A-Hang-gliding
If youre looking for a bit of risk, hang-gliding might be you! It cam be expensive, but theres nothing like flying above
the countryside. There are clubs all around the country which will give you training. You need to be in shape before you
start and you need quite a bit of free time, but its a great hobby.
B-Karate
Its not as violent as it looks, but you do need to be quite fit. Most clubs organize competitions against other local clubs,
and it doesnt cost much to get started. Why not give it a go? You could be a black belt before you know it!
C-Yoga
Yoga is an easy form of exercise for people of any age. A teacher shows you and the rest of your group how to move
your body slowly to help you relax. It can even help with problems in different parts of your body.
D-Cycling
Your local cycling club is a great place to make new friends and get yourself back in shape. All you need is a bike, a
helmet and lots of enthusiasm. Clubs organize exciting rides around the local area, from easy ones to more difficult ones.
Everyone helps everyone else and it can be a great day out.
E-Gymnastics
In gymnastics, you perform to music. You need to have a good sense of balance, and the younger you are, the better. You
ususally join a class, so you get to know people, and clubs often have competitions with other clubs, sometimes even in
other countries.
F-Fishing
Fishing is a fantastic way to get away from it all. If your idea of a great day out is just you and the fish, out in the
country, away from people, then fishing will suit you. Whether you go for just an hour or spend the whole day catching
fish, its an activity that thousand of people love.

1. _______

2. _______

3. _______

4. _______

5. _______

2 The people below are looking for a new activity to do. There are six descriptions of different activities.
Decide which activity (A F) would be the most suitable for each person. There is one extra activity
which you do not need to use.

Places to go this summer


See what's on in the West Midlands this summer:

A: Stratford Butterfly Farm


The biggest butterfly farm in Europe. Whatever the weather come and see these beautiful creatures as they would live in
their natural environment. Walk around a tropical rainforest as butterflies fly freely around you. See them as they come
into the world in the Caterpillar Room. And don't miss Insect City where you can view huge spiders and our very own
scorpion colony!

B: National Sea-Life Centre


You wouldn't expect to bump into a hammerhead shark whilst visiting Brum city centre. But yes, it's true, The National Sea
Life Centre in Birmingham is the only aquarium in the UK where you can see this creature along with our Sea Dragons
from Australia and baby stingrays from the Amazon. We guarantee an experience you'll never forget.

C: Coventry Transport Museum


Coventry Transport Museum hosts the world's largest transport collection. A day out here will give you the chance to see
some of the earliest motor cars as well as more modern vehicles like the De Lorean 'back from the future' car. You can
also design your own car and experience what breaking the sound barrier at 763 miles an hour feels like.

D: Warwick Castle
Regarded by many as Britain's greatest Medieval Castle. Visit exhibitions, climb the castle towers, relax as you walk
around the gardens, designed and created in 1753 by Capability Brown.Experience the preparations for battle in the
Kingmaker exhibition or witness a Victorian Royal Weekend. And if your interest is more in the darker side of the Castle's
history visit The Castle Dungeon.

E: ThinkTank
At Thinktank you will find four floors of hands-on exhibits and historical collections that will amaze and inspire you,
showing you the science of the world all around us from the past, the present and the future. From galleries and
exhibitions to an exciting programme of events and activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy, whether your
interest is steam engines, looking into deepest space or seeing how doctors perform life-saving surgery.

F: Drayton Manner
One of the UK's most popular attractions. The park is home to some of the scariest rides you'll find like Stormforce 10 and
Apocalypse, which has been voted the UK's most frightening ride. You'll also find an indoor and outdoor play area and of
course, Drayton Manor Zoo with over one hundred different species, including twelve rare breeds from across the world. .

G: Hatton Country World


If you're keen on seeing unique crafts and craft work side-by-side with antique shops and a traditional butchers shop,
Hatton Country World is the place for you. As well as these wonderful shops you'll be able to enjoy the Farm Park with
many farm animals to help keep the kids entertained.

H: Black Country Museum


It's been called Britain's friendliest open-air museum. Come to Black Country Museum and discover an old-fashioned
village by the canal. Look around original old-fashioned shops and houses, see what it's like down a mine and take a ride
on a tramcar.

Marco studies physics and is interested in anything to do


with science. He'd like to visit somewhere to see some
examples of early mechanical engines.

Gemma wants to take her 5-year-old to see some animals.


She'd also like to look around some shops to buy something
for her mother's birthday.

Ingrid's eldest daughter is learning about English history and


would like to go somewhere to bring this subject to life.
Ingrid is really interested in flowers.

Trevor is an artist and enjoys drawing wildlife. He recently


visited a zoo and drew large animals and would like to try
sketching something smaller.

Sarah and her husband would like to spend the day


outdoors. They don't like going on rides but are both
interested in history and how people used to live.

3 Below there are five descriptions of people who are looking for somewhere to live. On the opposite page there are
descriptions of eight possible places (press the arrows at the top to go from one description to the next). Decide which

place (letters A to H) is most suitable for each person and type the letter of the place in the space above the person's
description.

1.
Sam and Sally have just married, and they are looking for something in the north of the city, because of
Sams job. They dont have very much money, but they are planning to start a family, so they want an
extra bedroom. Sally wants to be near the shops.
2.
Mr Wilson wants something in the city centre, because he works late, and does not have a lot of time for
travelling. He earns a lot of money and does not want to do housework. He wants something modern
and convenient.
3.

Mr Harvey is a widower. He is 73 years old, and his health is not very good. He cant cook or clean for
himself, and will have to pay someone to do it for him. He wants to be in the west of the city, near his
daughter. He does not mind if the place is small, but it must be safe.

4.
Mr Player is the manager of Inex Ltd. He is an important person, and he wants a place that will impress
people. He has two children, so he wants somewhere that is convenient for the school, but he doesn't
want to live in the city centre. Also, there must be a garage for his Mercedes.
5.
Maria Camenetti is a student. She wants somewhere that lets her get to the city center easily, but which
does not cost too much. She wants a kitchen, because she likes to cook. She doesnt mind a small flat, as
long as there is space for her cat, Mitzi. She would like somewhere to park her bicycle off the street.

A. One place available in Gaston retirement flats. The flats are just east of the motorway in the west of the city.
They are very quiet and secure. All flats have domestic services provided, and there is a doctor on call. No
pets or smokers are allowed. There are spaces for visitors to park.
B. Merrivale start-up homes. The homes are in the new City Merlin development with shops, a secondary school,
and the north city campus of the city university. The modern two bedroom apartments are inexpensive, and
also suitable for students who want to share rooms. On street parking only. No pets allowed.
C. Luxury apartment available in the city centre for a single person, or a married couple. There is a maid for
cooking and cleaning, security service, and parking in the basement. Minimum rent one year.
D. This large bed-sit in the west of the city has a living area, bed space and a small bathroom and kitchenette.
Near the shops, and on the direct bus line to the centre. Secure off-street parking for two-wheeled vehicles,
reserved parking space for a car on the street. A great view of the city from the top floor, but sorry - no lift.
E. A suburban development with everything from small homes to five-bedroom houses. Fifteen minutes to the
city centre by the A4 motorway from the south. The luxury homes have spacious parking with garage doors
opened by remote control. Each house has a large garden.
F.

Room in city centre. Person wanted to share a room in a student house. This is a small attic room, and has
shared use of the bathroom and kitchen. Parking in shed for bicycles, and rent to be paid in cash every week.
Please no smokers or pets. At present there are three guys and two girls, so another girl would be particularly
welcome.

G. This old house in the city centre is for a family or a single person but it needs some repairs. This property is
perfectly located between the stock exchange and the Arthur Wilson secondary school, with the main
shopping area just 200 meters away.
H. This old age home has a place for a married couple. Cooking and cleaning are done by the homes domestic
staff, and there is a 24-hour medical and security service. Visitors are welcome, but pets are not allowed for
health reasons.

4.- Look at the sentences about a comedian. Read the article below to decide if each sentence is TRUE (T) or
FALSE (F).
(1 each 8)

The First Computer Programmer


Ada Lovelace was the daughter of the poet Lord Byron. She was taught by Mary Somerville, a well-known researcher and
scientific author, who introduced her to Charles Babbage in June 1833. Babbage was an English mathematician, who first
had the idea for a programmable computer.
In 1842 and 1843, Ada translated the work of an Italian mathematician, Luigi Menabrea, on Babbage's Analytical Engine.
Though mechanical, this machine was an important step in the history of computers; it was the design of a mechanical
general-purpose computer. Babbage worked on it for many years until his death in 1871. However, because of financial,
political, and legal issues, the engine was never built. The design of the machine was very modern; it anticipated the first
completed general-purpose computers by about 100 years.
When Ada translated the article, she added a set of notes which specified in complete detail a method for calculating
certain numbers with the Analytical Engine, which have since been recognized by historians as the world's first computer
program. She also saw possibilities in it that Babbage hadn't: she realised that the machine could compose pieces of
music. The computer programming language 'Ada', used in some aviation and military programs, is named after her.
Questions
Q1 - Ada Lovelace's teacher introduced her to Charles Babbage.
True
False
Q2 - Babbage programmed the first computer.
True
False
Q3 - Ada translated the article in 1842.
True
False
Q4 - The Analytical Engine was electronic.
True
False
Q5 - Luigi Menabrea designed the first computer.
True
False

5 Look at the sentences about a comedian. Read the article below to decide if each sentence is TRUE (T) or FALSE
(F
Visit Angkor Wat
Siem Reap is a small town near the world famous temple of Angkor Wat. The town is charming and worth exploring, with
some fine examples of Khmer and French colonial architecture set among the more modern developments. Nowadays,
visitors are flocking in, using it as a base for visits to the nearby temples.
A Carved City
From the 9th to the 14th centuries, when Europe was still struggling out of the Dark Ages, the Cambodian Empire of
Angkor covered most of present-day Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. The heart of this empire during the 12th
century was the ancient capital of Angkor Thom, near present day Siem Reap, the site of the worlds largest temple
complexes, which were rediscovered in 1861.This spectacular city was built over 30 years under the reign of King
Suryavarman II (1113-1150). The area covers about 400 square kilometres and is full of the finest examples of Khmer art
and architecture. Tourists are always amazed at the scale of the place.
In Angkor Wat you will find more than 100 stone monuments and temple buildings, each of which contains countless
statues, sculptures and reliefs that have weathered extremely little over the last 800 years. To see the whole thing can
take several days. The most important temples to visit in the area are Angkor Wat, especially at sunrise or sunset; Angkor
Thom, the remains of the capital; Ta Prohm, a palace overgrown by jungle; and Bayon.
Getting a visa
Visas are required to enter Cambodia. You can obtain one on arrival at Siem Reap International Airport for $20, and 1
passport photo is required per person. You will also need another passport photo for the Angkor Temple Entrance Pass.
Please ensure you take comfortable walking shoes, light clothing and plenty of water to drink as it is very hot there. The
Q6 - It'll take a couple of days to see
most commonly accepted currency in Cambodia is the US dollar.
everything.
Questions
True
False
Q1 - Most people visit Siem Reap because of the temples in the area.
True
False
Q7 - Dawn and dusk are particularly
good times to visit Angkor Wat.
Q2 - In the 9th to the 14th centuries, Europe was more advanced than Cambodia.
True
False
True
False
Q3 - Angkor Wat was the capital of the Cambodian empire.
True
False

Q8 - You must get a visa before flying to


Siem Reap.
True
False

Q4 - It took many decades to build the capital.


True
False

Q9 - You will need a couple of passport


photos.

True

False

Q5 - The stonework of Angkor Wat is in poor condition today.


True
False

6 Look at the sentences about a comedian. Read the article below to decide if each sentence is TRUE (T) or FALSE
(F
Bully for you
The makers of a controversial computer game about bullying have decided to go ahead and launch it despite calls for it to
be banned. In the game, players take on the role of a new students at a school and have to fight the bullies, by punching
them or hitting them with a baseball bat.
Critics have said that the game encourages violence, but the makers deny this and say that, while there is violence in the
game, it is just an amusing look at school life, besides which, the violence in the game is directed against the bullies to
protect pupils who are being bullied. The makers also say that players will learn to stand up to bullies.
A British politician, a former minister, has called for it to be banned as it might affect the way young people perceive
violence.
Anti-bullying charities have said that the game might make people respond violently to bullies, which might make things
more complicated and result in injuries.
Q6 - The politician used to be a minister.
Questions
True
False
Q1 - The makers of the computer game decided not to release it.
True
False
Q7 - The politician thinks it might make young
people look at violence differently.
True
False
Q2 - In the game, the player takes on the role of a bully.
True
False
Q8 - The anti-bullying charity thinks the game is
good because it might make pupils stand up to
Q3 - The game is set in a university.
bullies.
True
False
True
False
Q4 - Everyone agrees that the game encourages violence.
True
False
Q5 - A British politician has spoken in favour of the game.
True
False

Q9 - The anti-bullying charity thinks that people


might get hurt because of this game.
True
False
Q10 - The makers of the game have changed the
contents before releasing it in the UK.

7.- Look at the sentences about a comedian. Read the article below to decide if each sentence is TRUE (T) or
FALSE (F).
(1 each 8)
Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin was one of the first international film stars. Between 1914 and 1967 he made dozens of comedy films that
people around the world enjoyed and he became very rich. It was a big change from his childhood when he, his brother
and his mother were living in London without any money.
Chaplin was born in England but moved to America at the age of 23. He was part f a comedy show that appeared in
theatres around the country. He became very popular for his physical comedy. People loved the way he fell, rolled and
jumped on stage, while the ohter actors tried to sing songs or do other acts. In 1913, he got a job with Mack Sennet, who
ran a film company called Keystone. Sennet already had a number of successful film comedians at Keystone, and people
laughed at their crazy films in cinemas around America. Sennet knew that the young Chaplin had a lot of talent and
thought that people would like to see him in films.
Chaplin and Sennet decided that Charlie needed a new character. Chaplin went into the costume store at Keystone and
started to try different costumes on. He put on trousers and shoes that were too big, a jacket that was too small and an old
hat. Chaplin said that he had no idea of the character until he put the clothes on, but as soon as he did, he knew that he
had found something special. This character was The little tramp, a poor man with nowhere to live.
When the first film starring this character appeared in cinemas in 1914, the audiences loved him from the start. He was
a kind, clever character who had bad luck in a difficult world. Films at the time were silent but Chaplin managed to
communicate a lot with emotion - both happy and sad without words. While other comedians were making films with lots
of fast, crazy action, Chaplin touched the hearts of people, all over the world. Soon, The little tramp was famous
wherever there was a cinema.
1. Chaplin came from a poor family.

2. Chaplin became famous for telling jokes in theatres.

3. Chaplin was in the first comedy film tha Keystone made.

4. Chaplins success surprised Mack Sennet.

5. Mack Sennet suggested the character of The little tramp.

6. The public liked Chaplins new character immediately.

7. People liked the clever things that The little tramp communicated.

8. Chaplins films were different from other comedians films.

8 Read the text and choose a-b-c-d


Doug Allan, Wildlife Cameraman
I recently spent two years in the Arctic filming the series Blue Planet. I love being in an environment
that hasnt changed for 20,000 years. Of course its freezing, but it must be a healthy place because
you never catch colds.
When Im filming, I like to really feel how lonely the environment is. Filming underwater involves
cutting through thick ice and diving in tied to a line. The person at the other end has to be ready to
pull you out fast if necessary.
Originally I was a research diver for the British Antarctic Survey project, but for me science lacked
excitement. Id always enjoyed photography, and whenever camera teams passed through, they
encouraged me to watch and learn. I was then able to move into filming in 1985 and have
concentrated on Arctic and Antarctic wildlife ever since.
I prefer to be face to face with the animals Im filming. I havent been in the water with killer whales
yet, but I plan to. Of course, its dangerous if you choose the wrong moment. Theyre big animals and
can move fast, so Id be stupid to film them searching for food!
Ive never had problems with polar bears, although once I was frightened when one tried to get into
my tent. Polar bears are bold, clever and dangerous. But I made this one see I wasnt about to attack
it Im sure it realised I wouldnt hurt it.
When I come back home from my trips, I work in the mornings and spend the afternoons swimming to
keep it fit. Now Im fifty, filming is harder. The challenge for me is to continue to deliver high-quality
work.
1 In this text, Doug Allan is describing...
A The challenges of the environment he works in.
B The career opportunities in TV camera work
C The difficulties of having to work alone.
D The beautiful scenery of the Arctic.
2 What does Doug say about his early career?
A He wasted the years he spent as a scientist.
B It was a good chance to learn about filming.
C He was bored by working only in the Antarctic.
D It taught him how to become a skilled diver.
3 When talking about killer whales, Doug says that...
A He will only film them from a safe distance.
B He has always been careful when diving with them.
C He tries to avoid any danger by facing them.
D He believes there are safe opportunities to film them.
4 How does Doug describe his experience with a polar bear?
A The animal was much more afraid than Doug was.
B Doug felt nervous that the bear might come back.
C The bear seemed to know Doug wasnt a danger.
D Doug realised he was wrong to trust polar bears.
5 What might Doug say about his job as a cameraman?
A Now Ive reached fifty, I realise the dangers involved in getting the best pictures are too
great.
B Im glad Ive gave up working as a scientist because Im now in a position to be able to
retire early.
C Although I find the work more difficult now Im not as young, I still have other film
projects Im keen to do.
D Ive made wildlife films in every country in the world, but I want to keep filming until I get
too old.
9) Read the text again and decide if the following sentences are True (T) or False (F). If they
are correct, mark T; if they are incorrect, mark F in the appropriate boxes. (1each 5).

T F
1.- The environment the writer filmed, remained the same for many years.
2.- When filming underwater you sometimes need help to be pulled out.
3.- According to the writer, its not a good idea to film whales looking for food.
4.- As filming is hard, the writer wants to stop working soon.
5.- Filming was the writers first job.
10 Read the text carefully and choose a,b,c,d
.... I must tell you about our holiday this year - it was one of the best we'd ever had. No, we weren't staying in an
expensive hotel, but a youth hostel! I know what you're thinking: we must be crazy! But we arent - I just wish
we'd discovered youth hostels years ago.
Now that I'm back at university again luxury hotels are a thing of the past, and I was complaining about this one
day to a friend who said that she and her family never stayed anywhere but hostels. I had no idea that hostels
could be somewhat similar to a cottage or a castle. In fact there are four different grades - simple, standard,
superior and special so you pay an overnight charge according to the kind of hostel you stay at. You can't stay
more than three nights at a time but that didn't bother us because we wanted a touring holiday. Basically you
look after yourself although most hostels serve breakfast and some of them offer an evening meal if you arrive
early enough. There are a few rules like having to be in by 11 p.m. in the evening and out by 10 a.m. in the
morning but otherwise you're free to do what you want.
Now I really believe that the best thing about this whole holiday was meeting so many different and interesting
people. I used to think hostels were only for the young and noisy, but not any more. You can't imagine what a
variety there was!
Anyway, what are you all doing next year?
1) This text is from:
(a) a diary
(b) a magazine
(c) a poster
(d) a letter

Staying in a hostel was good because the writer


(a) there was no room in the hotels.
(b) the writer prefers cottages and castles.
(c) there were a lot of interesting guests.
(d) the writer wanted a touring holiday.

2) What is the writer trying to do?


(a) to give directions
(b) to mention some benefits
(c) to offer instructions
(d) to warn about some disadvantages

What did the writer enjoy most about her


holiday?
(a) people
(b) touring
(c) accommodation
(d) variety

3) Only one of these people will choose to stay in a hostel. Choose which one you think it will be.
(a) I cook for my family all the year round, and although I enjoy doing it, I really don't want to have to
provide any meals when I'm on holiday, especially as I plan to go out and enjoy myself dancing the
night away!
(b) I've worked hard for many years and now that I've got a bit of free time I plan on seeing as many
different places as possible. If I can save on the cost of accommodation, I'll have more to spend on
train or bus fares.
(c) We want an opportunity to meet different sorts of people and get to know them, so we thought we'd
spend a couple of weeks relaxing in one place - our jobs mean moving about so much that it would
be nice not to carry a suitcase for a fortnight!
(d) I'm a student and I don't have a lot of money to spare. I don't like getting cold and wet though, so if
the weather isn't good, I'll just make myself a pot of coffee and stay in all day reading an exciting
book.
11 Read the text again and decide if the following sentences are True (T) or False (F). If they
are correct, mark T; if they are incorrect, mark F in the appropriate boxes.
(1 each 5)
T

1.- The writer stayed in a luxury hotel last holidays.


2.- The writer is back at university now.
3.- There are four different types of hostels.
4.- Hostels are only for the young and noisy
5.- The writer is very happy about that holiday
12 .- Look at the sentences about a comedian. Read the article below to decide if each sentence is TRUE (T) or
FALSE (F).

Explore the Villages around Hartbridge


Many visitors come to Hartbridge to see the wonderful art galleries and museums, the beautiful buildings and the fantastic

parks. Few people go outside the city, and so they miss out on experiencing the scenery and the fascinating history of this
beautiful area. This brochure will tell you what you can see if you take a short bus ride out of the city.

Camberwell
The historic village of Camberwell was once the home of the wealthy Hugo family. They lived in a huge country house,
Camberwell Court, and owned all the land in the area. The family sold their house in the 1940s, and it is now open to the
public. You can spend a whole day walking around the house and gardens. There is a small exhibition about the family, a
childrens play area, a gift shop and a restaurant. But the village of Camberwell is also worth a visit. There are some
beautiful cottages with well kept gardens, and there is a small church which dates back to the eleventh century. To get to
Camberwell, take Bus 46 from the Bus station. Buses leave every two hours.

Hidcot
Hidcot is an attractive village situated on the River Owell. Wildlife lovers should visit the Nature Park to the south of the
village, where there are large numbers of rare birds and flowers. However, you will probably see plenty of wildlife from the
bridge in the village centre! In Hidcot, you can take a two-hour river cruise - a great way to see the countryside and learn
about the local wildlife from a guide. If you prefer to explore the river by yourself, its well worth walking one and a half
miles along the river to the pub The Boat which cannot be reached by road. Here, you can hire small boats and explore
the river at your leisure. To get to Hidcot, take Bus 7A to Reeford. Hidcot is half way between Hartbridge and Reeford.

Tatterbridge
The beautiful village of Tatterbridge was home to the childrens writer Jane Potter, whose stories of Benjamin Bear are
loved by adults and children around the world. Jane Potters home is now a museum and tea shop, and is well worth a
visit just for its wonderful gardens. It also has a gift shop where you can buy souvenirs and books. Tatterbridge has a
number of interesting shops including an excellent cake shop, and Wendys Giftshop where you can find lots of unusual
gifts made by hand by local artists. Lovers of Jane Potters books should also walk to the Green Valley woods, which have
not changed since Jane Potter wrote her stories there one hundred years ago.
To get to Tatterbridge, take Bus 4 from outside the cinema. It takes about 40 minutes to get there.

Moordale
This old industrial village is the highest village in the area. Here in the hills, coal was found in the late eighteenth century,
and people came here in great numbers to take it out of the ground and transport it to the nearby towns. Many industries
grew up in the area, including a paper factory and a cotton factory. The industries all closed down in the nineteenth
century, and since then Moordale has gone back to being a quiet farming village. However, if you walk from the village
centre up the steep hill to the north, you can still see the paths where horses used to carry the coal. There is a four mile
walk around the village which has some amazing views, but walkers are must be careful as the path is steep in places and
they could slip. To get to Moordale, take Bus 7A to Reeford, and then take the number 38 bus to Moordale.

1 It is unusual for visitors to visit the villages near Hartbridge.


True
False
2 The Hugo family allows people to visit their current home.
True
False
3 The leaflet advises visitors not to spend all day at Camberwell Court.
True
False
4 You can hire small boats from the bridge in Hidcot.
True
False
5 You can take the bus directly to The Boat pub near Hidcot.
True

False

13 .- Read the text carefully and choose a,b,c,d


Doug Allan, Wildlife Cameraman
I recently spent two years in the Arctic filming the series Blue Planet. I love being in an environment that hasnt changed
for 20,000 years. Of course its freezing, but it must be a healthy place because you never catch colds.
When Im filming, I like to really feel how lonely the environment is. Filming underwater involves cutting through thick ice
and diving in tied to a line. The person at the other end has to be ready to pull you out fast if necessary.
Originally I was a research diver for the British Antarctic Survey project, but for me science lacked excitement. Id always
enjoyed photography, and whenever camera teams passed through, they encouraged me to watch and learn. I was then
able to move into filming in 1985 and have concentrated on Arctic and Antarctic wildlife ever since.
I prefer to be face to face with the animals Im filming. I havent been in the water with killer whales yet, but I plan to. Of
course, its dangerous if you choose the wrong moment. Theyre big animals and can move fast, so Id be stupid to film
them searching for food!
Ive never had problems with polar bears, although once I was frightened when one tried to get into my tent. Polar bears
are bold, clever and dangerous. But I made this one see I wasnt about to attack it Im sure it realised I wouldnt hurt it.
When I come back home from my trips, I work in the mornings and spend the afternoons swimming to keep it fit. Now Im
fifty, filming is harder. The challenge for me is to continue to deliver high-quality work.
1. In this text, Doug Allan is describing...
A. The challenges of the environment he works in.
B. The career opportunities in TV camera work
C. The difficulties of having to work alone.
D. The beautiful scenery of the Arctic.
2. What does Doug say about his early career?
A. He wasted the years he spent as a scientist.
B. It was a good chance to learn about filming.
C. He was bored by working only in the Antarctic.
D. It taught him how to become a skilled diver.
3. When talking about killer whales, Doug says that...
A. He will only film them from a safe distance.
B. He has always been careful when diving with them.
C. He tries to avoid any danger by facing them.
D. He believes there are safe opportunities to film them.
4. How does Doug describe his experience with a polar bear?
A. The animal was much more afraid than Doug was.
B. Doug felt nervous that the bear might come back.
C. The bear seemed to know Doug wasnt a danger.
D. Doug realised he was wrong to trust polar bears.
5. What might Doug say about his job as a cameraman?
A. Now Ive reached fifty, I realise the dangers involved in getting the best pictures are too great.
B. Im glad Ive gave up working as a scientist because Im now in a position to be able to retire early.
C. Although I find the work more difficult now Im not as young, I still have other film projects Im keen to do.
D. Ive made wildlife films in every country in the world, but I want to keep filming until I get too old.
14) Read the text again and decide if the following sentences are True (T) or False (F). If they are correct, mark T; if they
are incorrect, mark F in the appropriate boxes. (1each 5).
T F
1.- The environment the writer filmed, remained the same for many years.
2.- When filming underwater you sometimes need help to be pulled out.
3.- According to the writer, its not a good idea to film whales looking for food.
4.- As filming is hard, the writer wants to stop working soon.
5.- Filming was the writers first job.

15 Look at the text in each question. What does it say?. Mark the correct letter A, B or C.
(2 each 10)

1)

2)

3)

4)

5)

a)
b)
c)
d)

Tickets can be returned here.


Tickets are available outside.
All the tickets have been sold.
There are no tickets on sale yet.

a)
b)
c)
d)

Photographers must not use flash.


Do not use your camera here.
Do not remove these photographs.
Photographs are on sale here.

a)
b)
c)
d)

The play will start later than usual today.


Please be quiet because the play has started.
We never start late for any reason.
If you arrive late you cannot go straight in.

a)
b)
c)
d)

Musicians must not play here.


Musicians will not be paid.
Musicians can leave instruments here.
Musicians must keep their instruments with them.

a)
b)
c)
d)

You can change money here.


Please check if your change is right.
Make sure you pay here.
Beware of pickpockets.

16
What does the notice say? For the following statements circle the correct letter, A, B, C or D.
(2 each 10)

1)

A)
B)
C)
D)

Dogs must wait outside.


Dogs are allowed.
Dogs must be kept on a chain.
Dogs must be held.

A)
B)
C)
D)

Everything is cheaper this week.


No extra charges this week.
Usual prices this week.
Cheaper prices next week.

2)

3)
A)
B)
C)
D)

You can send your groceries from here.


You can store your groceries here.
You can get your free groceries here.
You can have your groceries sent to you.

A)
B)
C)
D)

Cleaning now costs twice as much.


Cleaning costs are now cheaper.
Cleaning costs are going up.
Cleaning costs will stay the same.

4)

5)

A)
B)
C)
D)

You can buy your ticket during the journey.


You pay when you get off.
You have to book a seat before travelling.
You have to buy a ticket before your journey.

17 In

this part you will see notices. For each notice, choose the answer
1. This means that
a. Do not touch unless you have
wet paint
b. You must wet the paint before
you touch it
c. This thing was painted recently
d. You will be hurt if you touch this
thing
2. You can see this sign in
a. A dentist's surgery
b. A supermarket
c. A police station
d. A hospital
3. Dogs must stay outside because
a. The owner of the shop does not
like dogs
b. It is unhealthy for dogs inside
c. The dogs will be happier outside
d. It is unhealthy for dogs to be
inside
4. This sign means
a. I am grateful you did not smoke
b. It is dangerous to smoke
c. No smoking
d. Smoking is permitted if all agree

18 In this part you will see notices. You will need to decide what the notices say. For
each notice, choose the answer
1.
a. If you start this book now you will finish at
Christmas.
b. It is too late now to buy a book for Christmas.
c. If you have not made a reservation by Christmas,
you will be too late.
d. Make your reservation for Christmas soon.

2.
a. Residents can only park here after 6.00 in the
evening.
b. Only people who live here can park before 6.00 in
the evening.
c. People who do not live here can park here during
the day.
d. People who park here must leave parking space for
residents.
3.
a. Do not put this garment in a washing machine.
b. Wash your hands before cleaning this garment.
c. After cleaning make sure this garment is dry.
d. If you hand wash this garment you must never dry
clean it.
4.
a. Everything in this shop is half price.
b. Some things in this shop are half price.
c. There is a sale of things which are reduced.
d. Up to 50% of the things in this shop are on sale.
5.
a. Only a qualified person should open this.
b. Users should be cautious when servicing this.
c. The parts within cannot be serviced.
d. Do not open this unless you are a user.

19 Read the text carefully and choose a,b,c,d

She liked flowers. At least, he remembered somebody telling him that she liked roses. Unfortunately, at that time of year
roses were very hard to find, and anyway, even if he did find them he wouldn't be able to afford them. Not roses and going
out to a good restaurant. So he had got some tulips. It wasn't sure if tulips were the right things to bring, and also while he
was travelling in the bus several people bumped into him and the flowers were damaged.
He felt uncomfortable in his borrowed coat, and even though Mike had promised him that it was almost a perfect fit, he
felt that the sleeves were too long, and the coat didn't really go with the colour of his trousers. He checked in his pocket
3 Which of these statements is true
again to make sure he had her address. He still was not sure why she had
given itthe
to him,
or why she had agreed to go out
about
character?
that evening at all.
a. He is going to see his mother
For a few minutes he thought about giving the whole thing up, going
and making
some excuse
for the he
following
b.home
He does
not know
the person
is going
day. But he knew that this chance would not come again, and he would hate himself if he did not take it. Slowly, he
walked through the rain to her street.
to see very well
c. He has lost her address
1. This text seems to have come from:
a. A detective story
d. He decided to buy her roses, but could
b. An autobiography

not find any


We can tell from the text:
a.That it was winter
b. That the character has a friend called

c. A science fiction story


d. A romantic novel
2. The protagonist's character can best be described as:
a. Not very confident
b. Rather angry and irritable
c. A little bit slow and stupid
d. Very sad

20 Read the text carefully and then answer the questions on the opposite sheet.

The western alphabet

Answer Sheet

The western alphabet, which is used in Europe, the


Americas, Africa, Australia and New Zealand as well
as in other countries, originated in the middle east.
The people who gave the world this alphabet were the
Phoneacians, a people who established colonies all
over the Mediterranean, including Carthage in Africa
and Gades in Spain. In their alphabet, the letters were
represented by little pictures which represented
sounds.The Phoneacian A was aelph, which means
"bull". and it was made from a little picture of a bull's
head. The letter B was beth which meant "house", and
showed the round-roofed buildings which you can still
see today in Syria.

1. What is the purpose of this text?


a. To tell something of Phoneacian history.

The Phoneacians had contact with another nation of


sailors, the Greeks, with whom they fought and
traded. The Greeks also started to use the Phoneacian
alphabet. They changed the names
so aelph and beth became alpha and beta. The shapes
of the letters are the same but they have been turned
sideways. If you know any Greek, you can try turning
the letters around again, and see how they look. You
will see that the curve on the right of the Greek A
becomes the horns of a little bull.
Of course, the first two letters of the alphabet give it
its name. Over the years there have been changes.
Latin developed an alphabet with some different
letters to the Greeks, and other letters have been added
since. But really westerners are using the same system
of writing which has served them so well for
thousands of years.

b. To tell the story of why we write as we do.

c. To compare the western alphabet with other

alphabets.
d. To describe the history of the Greek

alphabet.
2. Which change did the Greeks make to the
Phoneacian alphabet?
a. They changed the pictures to sounds.

b. They turned the letters in a different

direction.
c. They altered the shape of the letters.

d. They put a curve on the letter A.

3. Where did the Phoneacians come from


originally?
a. Carthage.

b. Gades.

c. The middle east.

d. All over the Mediterranean.

4. The information in the text is meant to be


a. Interesting.

b. Useful.

c. Funny.

d. Historic.

5. Which picture, according to the text,


representsbeth.

A.
B.
C.
D.
21 Read the text and the questions below. For each question choose the correct option A,B or C. (2x5=10)

1-In this text, the writer is describing


A- her sons emperor scorpions
B- the most popular family pet
C- why scorpions are dangerous
D- how to take care of scorpions
2- What does the writer say about emperor scorpions?
A- They are expensive to feed
B- They are popular pets
C- They are very frightening
D- They have a dangerous sting
3- The first time the writer had to look for Sam, she
A- found him hiding behind a green toy on the sofa

B- knew he would turn green if she shone a torch on him


C- picked the scorpion up, not realising what it was
D- searched for a long time without any success
4- What does the writer say about baby scorpions?
A- Their mother used to carry them on her back
B- Their mother seemed afraid that she would drop them.
C- They were afraid of falling off their mothers back
D- They made her feel very proud of her own family
5- What might the writer say about her sons pet?
A- I wish my son would sell his family of emperor scorpions
B- I didnt like my sons choice of a pet at first, but I do now.
C- Emperor scorpions are dangerous and should not be bought as pets.
D- My sons pets are awful, and they keep climbing out of their tanks

22 Read the text carefully and choose a, b,c,d

The savannah
The tourist looking at the African savannah on a summer afternoon might be excused for thinking that the
wide yellow grass plain was completely deserted of life, almost a desert. With only a few small thorn trees
sticking out through the veldt, there seems to be almost no place for a living creature to hide.
However, under those trees you might find small steenbok, sleeping in the shade, and waiting for the night
to fall. There may even be a small group of lions somewhere, their bodies exactly the same shade as the tall
grass around them. In the holes in the ground a host of tiny creatures, from rabbits and badgers to rats and
snakes are waiting for the heat to finish.
The tall grass also hides the fact that there may be a small stream running across the middle of the plain.
One clue that there may be water here is the sight of a majestic Marshall eagle circling slowly over the
grassland. When he drops, he may come up with a small fish, or maybe a grass snake that has been waiting at
the edge of a pool in the hope of catching a frog.
The best time to see the animals then, is in the evening, just as the sun is setting. The best time of the year to
come is in late September, or early August, just before the rains. Then the animals must come to the
waterholes, as there is no other place for them to drink. And they like to come while it is still light, so they can
see if any dangers are creeping up on them.
So it is at sunset, and after the night falls, that the creatures of the African veldt rise and go about their
business.
4. By "go about their business" the
1 This text is for people interested in
writer means:
a. eagles
a. Tourism in Africa is big business
b. wildlife

b. The animals go to the river to drink

c. travel

c. The animals go on with their normal

d. biology

activity
d. The animals or observed by naturalists
2 The savannah appears to be empty because:
a. The animals are sleeping
5. What kind of book does the text
seem to be from?
b. The animals have gone about their business
a. A book for experts on wildlife
c. They have been frightened by an eagle

b. A fictional story

d. The temperature prevents much activity


3 The writer suggests that:
a. The savannah is a desert
b. The Marshall eagle eats fish
c. It has not rained for a long time
d. Tourists should not come in dry weather

Multiple choice

1.- Multiple Choice: Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space. For each question,
mark the correct letter A, B, C or D.
(1 each 10)

POCKET MONEY
I was sixteen when I got my (1) ______ job. The man who (2) ______ our local supermarket was
one of my (3) _______ friends. She (4) _______ him that I was hardworking and needed to
(5)
_______ some money. He gave me an interview and after a few questions he told me to start
work. The (6) _______ were not good, but I worked every evening (7) _______ twelve weeks and
saved enough money for a short holyday with my friends. I was very (8) _______ to be able to
pay for everything I wanted (9) _________ of asking my parents for money. Since that time, I
have always (10) _______ a job as well as studying.
1.

A- primary

B- first

C- one

D- only

2.

A- held

B- began

C- turned

D- ran

3.

A- mother

B- mothers

C- mothers

D- mothers

4.

A- told

B- said

C- asked

D- spoke

5.

A- keep

B- earn

C- bring

D- take

6.

A- changes

B- fees

C- wages

D- fares

7.

A- until

B- of

C- through

D- for

8.

A- proud

B- great

C- fun

D- generous

9.

A- against

B- instead

C- except

D- without

10.

A- do

B- done

C- doing

D- did

2 Choose the word A,B,C or D which best completes the text. (1x10=10)
The Teens-to Twenty festival is aimed at kids 1 are interested in working in the film and television
business in the future. As well as showing a wide range of films; there are workshops and classes to
2 take part in.
The most popular event is the news studio, 3.. allows teens to practise being a real news-reader. They
can also learn the 4 you need to be good at filming and directing
At the festival, experts are there to give guidance on how to do the job like a/an 5
Stephanie from London wasnt particularly interested in a career in the media. I 6
thought I would want to work in the industry, but I was really 7. In the courses here at the festival and now I 8 I
want to work in film. Sixteen-year old James has also changed his mind. I was surprised 9.how much I enjoyed
using the cameras. I am going to 10. a course in sound engineering when I leave school.
1-

A- which

B-who

C-where

D- when

2-

A- be

B-make

C- take

D- have

3-

A- when

B- who

C- which

D-where

4-

A- themes

B- lessons

C- skills

D- projects

5-

A- cleaner

B- organiser

C-manager

D- professional

6-

A- frequently

B- always

C- usually

D- never

7-

A- keen

B- fascinated

C- amazed

D- interested

8-

A- decide

B- deciding

C- have decided

9-

A- by

B- of

C- in

D- on

10

A- make

B- do

C- put

D- get

D- will decide

Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space. For each question, circle the
correct letter A, B, C or D. (1 each 10)
Schools Art Sale
Last Friday parents helped collect (0).. A.. of money for a school by buying childrens pictures. A
primary school in Bicester used its classrooms as an art gallery for a day and (1)..parents to
come and look. All the pupils (2).a work on art and (3).painting went on sale at U$S5. Hundreds
of parents and relations came and, together, they spent (4).U$S2,000.Now the school is (5) of making the exhibition bigger next year by also contacting business (6)
.operate in the local area. One of the school-childrens parents first had the (7)..after going to (8 )
.exhibitions in her home country, South Africa.
The school has decided to (9).the money to buy books and CD players. The Head Teacher said he
was delighted to see the school (10)full and he was very proud of the children.
Example
A Lots
B. much
C. several
D. many
1.
A. hoped
B. invited
C. pleased
D. wished
2.
A. operated B. played
C. performed
D. produced
3.
A. few
B. some
C. each
D. all
4.
A. over
B. more
C. close
D. down
5.
A. planning B. thinking C. considering
D. wanting
6.
A. what
B. who
C. which
D. whose
7.
A. memory B. idea
C. habit
D. choice
8.
A. same
B. likely
C. similar
D. equal
9.
A. bring
B. add
C. join
D. use
10.
A. so
B. too
C. such
D. enough

Open cloze

Complete the article with one word which best fits each gap. (1x9=9)

THE WEST
Galway is (1)__________ second largest county with wonderful (2)__________
varied scenery. The west of the area (3)__________ dominated (4)________ the
Twelve Bends, (5)___________ rocky mountain range. The Aran Islands
(6)_________ about 48 km off the coast of Galway. Inishmore, (7)__________ is the
largest of the islands, is a very popular tourist destination. (8)__________ clear days,
you can get great views of the mainland, including Mount Brandon (9)___________
County Kerry. You (10)___________ miss it!
Complete the article with one word which best fits each gap. (1x9=9)
Wheelies, half shoe,half roller skate, 1 quickly became popular in schools up and down the UK. The
shoes 2. have a wheel at the back, allow kids to go from walking to rolling simply by moving their weight to the
back of their foot. But Wheelies arent popular with everybody. There have 3 ..a lot of accidents and the shoes
4 be particularly dangerous if kids have never used them 5.
Steven Jones 6.. owns a shoe shop, says, These shoes might 7 dangerous in some
situations, but after about two hours most kids 8.. it easy to control them. Steve 9.Wheelie
classes next month, which he hopes 10 help children avoid accidents in the future.
Complete the article with one word which best fits each gap. (1x9=9)

Complete the article with one word which best fits each gap. (1x9=9)

THE EUROTUNNEL
(1)............. 6th May 1994 the new tunnel under the sea (2).....................Britain and France was
opened (3).............. Queen Elizabeth II of England and President Mitterand of France. You can travel
from England to France without flying or sailing. However, you cant drive through (4)............ tunnel.
You have (5)............. put your car onto a train. The tunnel(6)............. 31 miles (53 kilometres) long. It
takes about 20 minutes to go through the tunnel. You

can now get from Folkestone in England to

Calais in France (7).............45 minutes. You dont have to book as there is a train every half an hour.
The tunnel cost ten billion pounds to build and it took nine years. So, of course, its a bit expensive,
but (8)........ you travel very early in the morning, its quite cheap. There are also special prices if you
want to go to England or France for the day (9)............ for the weekend. Some people dont like the
idea of being closed in under the sea. But other people feel ill (10)......... a ship or a plane. At least, in
the tunnel it doesnt matter what the weather is like outside!

Complete the article with one word which best fits each gap. (1x9=9)

facebook
Mark Zuckerberg, the 28-year-old founder of the social networking website Facebook, (1)
________ married his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan. On Saturday, Zuckerberg married the 27year-old Chan in the garden of his residence in Palo Alto, located in the US state of
California. A spokesperson (2) ______________Facebook described Chan's wedding ring
(3)__________ a "very simple ruby," which Zuckerberg designed.
The couple, who had been in a relationship for more than nine years, first met at Harvard
University. Harvard (4) _____________ where Facebook was launched by Zuckerberg in
2004. Zuckerberg and Chan subsequently relocated (5) _____________California, where
Facebook is currently based. Late last week, Facebook was valued (6) ______________over
US$100 billion in its initial public offering on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
On Monday, the day Zuckerberg turned 28, Chan graduated (7) _______________ UCSF
Medical Center. The guests, a list of under 100 people, initially thought that they would
be attending a weekend celebration party for Chan's graduation (8)____________
attended the wedding instead.
Zuckerberg has modified his relationship status on his Facebook page to 'married', a
status change (9) __________________ has received tens of thousands of likes. The posting
includes a photo of the newlyweds. Chan is wearing a white wedding dress decorated
(10) _____________ lace, and Zuckerberg is dressed in a suit with a relaxed, loosely tied
knot.
Complete the article with one word which best fits each gap. (1x9=9)

Codes.
Making and breaking codes has long been____________ of the practical applications of
pure mathematics.
The first codes often were used for military_____________ , so that even if a courier
_______________________ captured, his information would be _______________________ to the
enemy. The ancient Spartans used a long strip of skin with writing on it.________________
when this skin was wrapped around a stick of the right size could the message be read.
Later Julius Caesar protected his communications in Gaul ___________ writing his
messages in Greek, which the Gauls could not understand - a trick __________________was
used again by Englishmen on India's north west frontier, where Greek was also
________________.
The most ________________ basic codes are called substitution codes, where one letter of
the alphabet is replaced by_________________symbol. Although more sophisticated codes
have been __________________ , today's commonest code is the PIN, or personal identity
number. Today PINs are used by all of us in ____________________ life, to ________________
our bank accounts, __________________ mobile phones and to _____________________ on to
internet accounts.
Complete the article with one word which best fits each gap. (1x9=9)

Thai Food

No other national cuisine (0) ... enjoyed quite the degree of popularity that Thai
food (1) ... Ten years ago it was a rarity in Europe and the United States and (2) ... that it
was virtually unknown. Now Thai cooking has (3) ... one of the Wests favourite exotic
styles of cooking. As well as the growing (4) ... of Thai restaurants throughout the world,
there has been an increase little (5) ... little in the availability of ingredients on
supermarket shelves.
(6) ... Western cooks it is becoming quite practical to try authentic versions of Thai
dishes at home. One of the things that makes Thai cooking (7) ... a challenge is the
sheer variety of types of dish.
Thai food lies between Chinese and Indian cuisine, with influences (8) ... Burma,
Cambodia and Malaysia, each of (9) ... has had an effect on Thailand at different stages
of (10) ... history. Some of the ingredients come from (11) ... afield. Chillies, to
give (12) ... one example, are originally from Central and South America but were

incorporated quickly (13) ... the national diet. Taken all (14) ..., these influences from
abroad have (15) ... Thai cooking a strongly regional set of cuisines

Sentences transformation

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the


first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word
given. You must use between three and six words, including the word
given.
1. Many people think Steve stole the money.believed
Steve____________________________________________ the money.
2. The strong winds blew down the two ancient trees during the storm.blown
The two ancient trees ____________________________ the storm.
3. He doesn't have enough money to buy the computer.too
The computer___________________________________________ to buy.
4. "You should start a new hobby, Mr. Jenkins", the doctor said.take
The Doctor advised__________________________ a new hobby.
5. We have been waiting here since half past ten.for
We have been waiting _____________________ one hour.
6. The man suddenly realised that the neighbor was watching him.watched
The man suddenly realised that he_________________________ the neighbor.
7. I could never have passed that exam without your help.you
I could never have passed that exam_______________________________ me.
8. We paid some people to landscape the garden for us last year.had
We________________________________________ last year.
9. What he did next really surprised us. taken
We were __________________________ what he did next.
10.You will get everything you have ever wanted. come
All your wishes
11. We will never forget that experience. an
That was____________________________________ experience.
12. Everybody thinks that Frank stole the money. of
Everybody _____________________ the money.
13. Terry is the shortest member of the team. than
No-one in the team _____________________ Terry.
14. Did she say who the dog belonged to?. dog
Did she say ________________________________was?
15. This is the first time anyone has done that. before
has anyone done that.
16. They are going to get married next June.. planned
Their ________________________________________next June.
17. I really wish that I had studied harder.. more
If only _________________________________________ .
18. I haven't eaten fish since last Wednesday.. time
The ________________________________________fish was last Wednesday.
19.It is possible that fog will delay their departure until tomorrow may
Their departure _____________________ until tomorrow.
20.It is essential for every passenger to carry a boarding card.must
A boarding card_______________________ every passenger.
21."I bought nothing abroad", Rita told the customs officer.she
Rita told the customs officer____________________ anything abroad.
22."When I retire I'm going to sail to India!", he said.he
He announced that when ______________________ going to sail to India.
23.Bill advised the children to lock their bikes when they left them
unattended.your
Bill said to the children, "You _______________________ when you leave them
unattended".
24.Taking the train doesn't cost as much as flying.going
Taking the train is ___________________________ plane.
25.Peter didn't think I had read the map properly.You
Peter said, " ______________________ the map properly, have you?".

26.The ferry seems to be turning round and coming back.if


It looks __________________________ turning round and coming back.
27.Traffic jams are very time-wasting.a
Traffic jams____________________________ time.
28."You will soon be a good driver if you follow my advice", said the
instructor.drive
The instructor said I __________________________ if I followed his advice.
30 I bought this coat three years ago.
FOR
I ........................................................ three years.
31 The ring was so expensive that he couldnt afford to buy it.
TOO
The ring was ..................................... to buy.
32 They heard Fiona quarreling with her brother last night.
WAS
Fiona ................................................. with her brother last night.
33 She prefers reading to watching television.
RATHER
Shed ................................................. watch television.
34 Im sure the books are in this cupboard.
MUST
The books ................................................. cupboard.
35 Perhaps I will go to the party next week. MAY
I .the party next weekend.
36 It took Andy three hours to do his homework. DOING
Andy for three hours
37 If you dont study harder, you wont pass the exam. UNLESS
You wont pass the exam .. harder
38 They make a lovely couple, grandma said. THAT
Grandma said . a lovely couple.
39 A thief has stolen my wallet. BY
My wallet .. a thief.
40 I arrived four hours ago. been
I .....................................................................four hours.
41 Dont forget to wear your hat. on
Remember to ............................................................ hat.
42 Lets meet up in town. we
Why .......................................................up in town?
41 Someone bought a painting for $2,000,000. bought
A painting.............................................. for $2,000,000.
43 I dont want to go out. I want to watch TV. not
Id ................................................................go out.
44 Their father was given his first pony by his grandmother.
Their father's grandmother ............................................................... his first pony.
45 At our school the students are lent the text books by the school.
Our school ............................................. the text books to the students.
46 A free documentary film is included in the exhibition.
The exhibition .................................................... a free documentary film.
47 Seat belts must be worn by all passengers.
All passengers ............................................... seat belts.
48 Sarah's friends gave her a smart phone for her leaving present.
Sarah ..................................... given a smart phone for her leaving present by her
friends.
49 Sarah's smartphone is very similar to her father's smartphone.
Sarah's smart phone is nearly the same ................................ her father's
smartphone.
50 A smartphone is Sarah's favourite possession.
Sarah likes her smartphone more ...........................................any of her other
possessions.
51 Gmail accounts are generally better than other email services.
Other email services are generally not as ......................................... gmail
accounts.
52 The Italian restaurant is cheaper than the Greek restaurant.
The Italian restaurant costs ............................................... than the Greek
restaurant.
53 He prefers playing soccer to playing rugby.
He likes playing soccer ................................... playing rugby.
54 No other cathedral is as old as Chartre in France.
Chartre is ...................................................... any other cathedral in France.
55I like working with other people more than on my own.

I ....................................................... working with other people to working on my


own.
56 She found Arabic easier to learn than she had expected.
It wasn't ...................................................... to learn Arabic as she had expected.
57 Skiing is not as dangerous as kitesurfing.
Skiing is ...................................... dangerous than kitesurfing.
58 Sarah has never had a smartphone before.
This is the .................................................... that Sarah has had a smartphone.
59 Joe said that he had never been to Rome.
Joe said, "I ................................................. been to Rome.
60 We haven't been to the theatre for a long time.
It's a long time since we ............................................ to the theatre.
61 Nick joined a golf club a year ago.
Nick .............................................. a member of a golf club for a year.
62 They had not been to South Korea before.
It ......................................... the first time they had been to South Korea.
63 This will be my first visit to Brazil.
I've ........................................................ to Brazil before.
Quantifiers: a few, not many, most, all etc (These constitute around 8% of Part 1
questions).
64 Most Valencians love rice.
Nearly .............................. Valencians love rice.
65 There are only a few swimming pools in my town.
There aren't very .................................... swimming pools in my town.
66 It's too hot to play football.
It's not cool ............................................ to play football.
67 They said I was too old to start to learn the piano.
They said I wasn't ....................................... to start to learn to play the piano.
Have/has => there is/are (These constitute around 8% of Part 1 questions).
68 Each section has three parts.
In each section ................................................. three parts.
69 The Greek restaurant has a lovely garden.
At the Greek restaurant ........................................................ a lovely garden.
70 Nick's golf club had an important competition last month.
There ........................................ an important competition at Nick's golf club last
month.
71 There are three tennis courts at the sports centre.
The sports centre ....................................... three tennis courts.
72 Sarah likes sending photos via whatsapp and all her friends do too.
Sarah likes sending photos via whatsapp and ..................... do all her friends.
73 We love miso soup and our children love it too.
We love miso soup and so ............................... our children.
74 Both my friend and I enjoy going to the cinema.
I enjoy going to the cinema and ......................................... my friend.
75Covent Garden is close to Oxford Street.
Covent Garden is not ....................................... Oxford Street.
76 Nick's house is quite near the golf club.
Nick's house is not very ...................................... from the golf club.
77 The Greek restaurant is quite near our house.
The Greek restaurant is not too ............................................ from our house.
78 I asked Sarah if she wanted to come to the Greek restaurant with me.
I asked Sarah, " .............................................. want to come to the Greek
restaurant with me?"
79Joe said that he had never been to Rome.
Joe said, " I ...................................................... to Rome."
80Maria suggested visiting the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona.
Maria said, " If I were you, I ....................................... visit the Sagrada Familia
cathedral in Barcelona."
Antonyms [opposites] and Synonyms (These constitute around 10% of Part 1
questions).
81 Soccer is a very easy game to learn.
It is not very ................................................. to learn how to play soccer.
82 School trips can teach you a lot.
You can ........................................... a lot on a school trip.
83 It costs 30 Euros to visit the aquarium in Valencia.

You have to ............................................... 30 Euros to visit the aquarium in


Valencia.
84 My teacher has lent me a great book.
I have ........................................ a great book from my teacher.
85You can do this with my help or by yourself.
You can do this with my help or on ................................................. own.
86 Sarah uses her smartphone for sending whatsapp messages.
Sarah uses her smartphone ............................................... send whatsapp
messages.
87 Making your own muesli doesn't take you long.
It doesn't take you long ........................................ your own muesli.
88 It costs nothing to open a gmail account.
It doesn't cost ............................................ to open a gmail account.
89 Everyone in our class loves watching cartoons in English

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