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ENGLISH TEST INFORMATICA 1ST E.M.

Name:______________________________Date:____________Total Marks: /40

LISTENING Listen and complete. /5 marks.

White-out
The correct name for this product is correction fluid, a light, white, paint-like
substance that can cover up mistakes on a piece of _________. Once it has dried,
you can write ____________ it. The product White-out is made _________ the Bic
Corporation, but white-out has become both a noun and verb used for correction
fluid.
Post-it notes
This is the name for ___________ pieces of paper with a light glue or adhesive on
one side of the paper. You can put a post-it on anything and easily
_______________it. Post-it is actually the brand name of a range of products made
by 3M!

READING
Money-making ideas in history.
Chewing gum was originally made from chicle, a plant from Central and
South America, but now many gum companies use rubber. No one knows
who first used chewing gum, but it was in 1891 that Wrigley Company
started making and selling it. Many people say it helps them to concentrate,
and the US army gives gum to its soldiers for this reason. Today the industry
is worth nearly twenty billion dollars a year.
The first telephone that could be carried around was invented in 1908. In the
1954 film, Sabrina, a character played by actor Humphrey Bogart made a call
from the back of his car! But it was in 1973 that the modern mobile phone
was invented by an American, Martin Cooper, and in the 1980s 'mobiles'
started to become popular. Many countries, including the UK now have more
mobile phones than people.
The iPod. It's small and light. It plays and stores music. A company called
Apple invented it, but Vinnie Chieco was the man that gave the iPod its
name. He saw the machine and thought of a line from the film 2001: A Space
Odyssey. Open the pod bay door. It arrived on the market in 2001. Apple
earned I .8 billion pounds from iPod sales.

A) Match the sentences with the corresponding item.

A) One of these appeared in a 1950s film:


B) Its name came from a film: ..
C) In many countries there are more of these than people: . .
D) The Us Army gives it to soldiers to improve their concentration: ..

B) Answer these questions.

A) Where is the chewing gum originally from?



B) When did mobile phones become popular?
.
C) Who gave the iPod its name?
.
D) How much money does Apple make for the iPod?
.
F L S F J X M S V D A Y C R U
/8 marks.
H P U R Z S K M U V N R C D M VOCABULARY
:Find in the puzzle
P P S N L V H L X U S E W N Z eight verbs
W O R R O B T H N Z G M P I Z related to money.
O P O A H I I R R I E J K S N
H J X C N O V Y U C T J Y J I 1. ____________
N O Q V E A R N F Q S Y H V F
2. ____________
E K E V T D P P T B A P D M X
X S A B D V V Q X E W F U Q P 3. ____________

T S O W F Q G O E T W R C E E 4. ____________

5. ____________

6. ____________

7. ____________

8. ____________

/8 marks.

LANGUAGE Choose the correct option.

A brand name is the name of a company, or an official name that was GAVE/GIVE/GIVEN to a
product by the company that MAKE/MAKE/MAKES it. For example, Xerox is a company name and
a brand of photocopy machines. It IS/WAS/WERE one of the first
companies in the world to make a photocopy machine, so people
STARTED/STARTS/START using the word Xerox as a synonym of
photocopy, (both a noun and a verb):
I need a Xerox of this document.
Can you Xerox this document TO/WITH/FOR me?
A brand name can also be a trademark. A trademark is a word, phrase, BUT/AND/OR logo
that identifies a certain product. No one else can use the trademark without the permission of
the company that owns the trademark. For many companies, its a real problem when their
brand name or trademark becomes the common, everyday term for that product!
There are many brand names and trademarks that have become common nouns in English. This
usually occurs when a company invents a product. The brand name or trademark
BECOMES/BECAME/BECOME a synonym for that product.
/7 marks.

WRITING: Write about a brand. Include: where/when was it founded, by whom, products, etc.
/12marks.