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Pre-intermediate Progress Test Units 1–3B

Listening
4 Underline the correct alternative.
1 Track 1 Listen and underline the correct 1 Why don’t you join / go a club?
answer, a) b) or c). 2 We went to see / play the new Turner exhibition at
the Tate gallery.
1 What does Nicky like doing in her free time? 3 He should do some exercise. He’s spending /
a) watching TV risking his health.
b) gardening 4 How many weeks’ holiday do they get / spend in
c) reading the newspaper this company?
2 Which writer does Jack like best? 5 Lawyers usually have / work excellent salaries and
a) Shakespeare b) Pirandello c) Alan Bennett holidays.
3 Where does Ben work? 6 She’s very good at dealing / risking with animals.
a) in an office b) in a shop c) outside 5
4 What time does the man book the table for?
a) 7.00p.m. b) 9.15 p.m. c) 8.30 p.m.
5 Where is the concert taking place? 5 Complete the sentences with the correct form of
a) in a park the verb in brackets.
b) in an art gallery 1 My boyfriend usually works in the evenings.
c) in a concert hall (usually/work)
6 Where did Peter and Françoise get married? 2 (she/stay) in a hotel when she gets to
a) Paris b) Venice c) London New York?
3I (not/live) with my parents at the
10 moment.
4 Which country for your holiday next
year? (you/go to)
2 Track 2 Listen and write the number of words 5 He says he can run faster than me but I
in each sentence. him. (not/believe)
1 six 6 Please turn the music down! Your dad
2 to work. (try)
3 7 the party last night? (they/enjoy)
4 8 They skiing next week. (go)
5 9 She (be/rarely) late for school last
6 year.
10 We them in front of the cinema at 7
5 o’clock tomorrow. (meet)
11 He to work yesterday. (not/drive)
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Vocabulary and grammar
3 Add one word from the box to each group.
6 Write questions for the answers using the
niece employee board games words in the box.
grandson performance farmer
who whose what which when
how many
1 stepmother aunt sister-in-law niece
1 Who wrote the message?
2 boyfriend half-brother uncle
John wrote the message.
3 salary staff customer
2
4 electrician plumber lawyer
The famous painter Goya came from Spain.
5 composer exhibition audience
3
6 computer games chess cards
The Lord of the Rings was their favourite book when
they were younger.
5
4
They left work very late last night.
5
Two hundred and fifty people work in his company.
6
It’s my wife’s car.
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Pre-intermediate Progress Test Units 1–3B

7 Complete the email with the correct alternative,


a) b) or c). Reading
Hi Garry, 8 Complete the article with sentences a) to f).
What 1 c you doing on Saturday? Liam and Gina
are coming to London for the day and they’d like How to make friends
2
you. Gina 3 do some shopping in There’s nothing wrong with enjoying your own
Oxford Street so we 4 there first. Then I’m company but if you want to make new friends, here
thinking of taking them to that great place in are some suggestions:
Chinatown 5 lunch. We went there a few
weeks ago – 6 you remember? Liam 1 b Join a club or a sports team: you don’t need to
absolutely 7 Chinese food but I’m not sure if be good at sports to enjoy doing it.
Gina is very 8 it. After that, Gina wants to see 2 The internet can be a great place to make
the latest Bond film. I don’t 9 007 movies but I friends. You can find people all over the world who
know you 10 stand them! And I’m not sure share your interests. But be careful – not every
what we’re going 11 in the evening. Maybe a person online is who they say they are.
club or a concert? Any ideas? Call me. 3 You can talk to anybody – the person next
Danni x to you on the bus or at the supermarket checkout.
1 a) do b) is c) are Make a comment about the weather or a request like
2 a) see b) to see c) to seeing ‘Can you tell me if the bus stops near the station?’
3 a) is wanting b) want to c) wants to Then go on from there. Once in a while, you could
4 a) are going b) go c) goes make a friend!
5 a) for the b) at c) for 4 When you talk to people, smile or say
6 a) do b) are c) did something nice about their hair or clothes. Show an
7 a) likes b) loves c) hates interest in them.
8 a) keen to b) keen on c) keen of 5 This gives you the chance to get to know a
9 a) mind b) care c) know person better. Give them your phone number or
10 a) don’t b) can’t c) aren’t email address if you like them.
11 a) doing b) do c) to do 6 If they don’t get in touch with you, don’t
worry. It doesn’t mean they don’t want to be friends
10 with you. It takes time to make a friend.

a) Be friendly.
b) Don’t stay at home.
c) Talk to people.
d) Don’t put pressure on people.
e) Go online.
f) Invite them for lunch or a coffee.

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9 Read the article again. Are the statements true


(T) or false (F)?
1 You have to be good at sport to enjoy it. F
2 You can never be sure who you’re talking to on
the internet.
3 You can occasionally make friends when you talk
to people on a bus.
4 People don’t like it when you are interested in
them.
5 You shouldn’t invite people you don’t know very
well for a coffee.
6 You should phone or email your new friends all
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Pre-intermediate Progress Test Units 1–3B

Speaking Writing
10 Match 1–8 with a)–h). 12 Underline the correct alternatives.
1
1 So, what do you do? a Dear / Hello Mr Brown,
2 How do you know Carlos? I’m writing to ask you for a job 2because / so I read
3 It was very nice to meet you. an interesting article about your company in the
4 This is my teacher, Mr Jones. newspaper. I’m very keen on working with
5 I met Jo’s parents last weekend. computers 3but / so I think I’d be an excellent
6 Would you like a cup of coffee? employee. I absolutely love computer games 4but /
7 Why are you going to leave your job? and I don’t have any experience 5so / then I don’t
8 Awful weather, isn’t it? mind making the coffee for you at first.
6
Yours sincerely / Cheers,
a) I work for a computer software company. Jonathan Brown
b) Yes, it’s terrible.
c) Really? What are they like? 5
d) Yes, it was. Let’s keep in touch.
e) Nice to meet you.
13 Write about the work/life balance of a person
f) No, thanks. I’m not very keen on it.
you know (or invent one). Use the ideas below
g) We were in the same class last year.
to help you. Write 75–100 words.
h) Because I can’t stand working in an office all day.
Personal information/family
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Job/working hours
Interests/social life/food/exercise
11 Complete the conversation with the words and Weekends/holidays
phrases in the box.
speaking to call coming back can I
that I’ll ask a message does
afraid
A: Good morning. IT Solutions. Brenda
1
speaking .
B: Good morning. 2 speak to Ms Johnson,
please?
A: I’m 3 she’s not here at the moment.
B: When’s she 4 ?
A: In about thirty minutes, I think.
B: OK, can I leave 5 then?
A: Of course.
B: Can you ask her 6 Richard when she
gets back?
A: Richard – right. 7 Ms Johnson have
your number?
B: I’m not sure. It’s 0779 136 583.
A: Sorry, I didn’t catch 8 . 07791 …
B: 36583.
A: Thank you, Richard. 9 her to call you
back. 10
B: OK. Bye.
Total: 100
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