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INSTITUTO CAMBRIDGE de Cultura Inglesa – EXAMENES

2014

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1 TIME: 2 hours

A B FINAL MARK SET

PART A

WRITE THE WORDS USING THESE CLUES 5 x 0.2 = 1 mark

1 C 1) To produce goods in large numbers using machines


2 O 2) To buy or bring in products from another country
3 S 3) To believe that sb. is good and honest, or that sth. is safe
4 T 4) Having lost your job because your employer doesn’t need you
5 S any more
5) Take legal action against sb. by making a legal claim

CIRCLE THE CORRECT OPTION a, b or c TO COMPLETE THE BLANKS 4 x 0.25 = 1 mark

1- We’ve got two netbooks but _____ works properly. a) each b) both c) neither

2- Everyone _____ who stole the money, but they're all


afraid to speak. a) know b) knows c) knew

3- _____ of my parents likes my boyfriend.


a) No one b) Neither c) None

4- I rang Jacqueline and _____ her that the conference had a) reminded b) remembered c) said
been cancelled.

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES. Choose the correct word or phrase


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from each pair in the box.

hassle / pleasure do / make

set up / set out stressed out / messed up

1.- What does your friend ______________ of a living?

2.- If you could ____________ your own company, what kind of company would it be?

3.- You look really ______________. Maybe you should take a break.

4.- It’s such a ________________ coming here. I must take the train and two buses.

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COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION. Choose a suitable expression. There are three 4 x 0.25 = 1 mark
extra ones. Write the letter in the blank.

B- It’s up to Robert and Margaret are planning their holidays.


A- Sorry, we
were cut off. you.
Robert: Would you like to go to Miami?

Margaret: 1) ____. We went to Miami last summer.


I’d like to try a new place.
C- That sounds
like a good idea. Robert: 2) ____. How about a tour to the Grand Canyon?
D- Yes, that Jimmy and his wife went there last summer and they
makes enjoyed it a lot.
sense. E- I’m sorry but I
don’t feel up to Margaret: 3) ____. Let’s do it.
going there.
Robert: 4) ____ for information. There must be lots of tours
on offer.
F-
Maybe we should
surf the net

G- Sorry to
bother you.

REWRITE THESE SENTENCES Use the words in brackets without changing them 8 x 0.25 = 2 marks

1. He is having doubts about whether to continue with the job or not. (UNLIKELY)

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2. I have always regretted not being able to sing well. (WISH)

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3. A hurricane has hit the state of Florida. (BEEN)

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4. “I am really sorry. I shouldn’t have got so angry with you,” she told me. (APOLOGISED)

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5. Susan didn’t go to the meeting. Maybe she forgot about it. (MIGHT)

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6. At first, he didn’t want to help me but I managed to persuade him eventually. (GOT)

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7. “Why don’t we open the window? It’s rather hot in here,” she said. (SUGGESTED)

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8. ‘I love Anna’s sense of humour’ Peter said. (WHAT)

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COMPLETE THE TEXT ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY WITH 10 x 0.2 = 2 marks
THE CORRECT TENSE, VOICE OR FORM OF THE VERBS IN BRACKETS

Many people complain that their memory is bad, particularly as they get older. Life 1) (be) ________________ so
much easier if we could remember phone numbers, names and facts we 2) (study) ________________ just a few days
ago. So how can we improve our memory? Many people think that 3) (repeat) _________________ things is the best
way to remember them. While this undoubtedly 4) (help) ___________________ short-time memory, psychologists
doubt whether it can help you 5) (remember) ______________ things for very long. So, what about “memory training”?
According to experts, there are various ways of 6) (improve) _______________ your memory. Many involve 7) (create)
____________________ a visual image of the word to remember. Another method is to make up a story that includes
all the things you want to remember. So, if you are a person who 8) (need) ___________ to memorise a lot of
information, the next time you have to study something, try using any of these tips. Maybe you 9) (discover)
___________________ your memory 10) (improve) ____________________.

READING: Read this article and do tasks A and B 8 x 0.25 = 2 marks

Skydiving without a plane

A If you are looking for an exciting activity in the air without a plane, try Skydive Dubai. It is a fantastic indoor
skydiving facility located in Mirdif City Centre - a shopping mall in Dubai which gives visitors the experience of
flying as high as 12 metres above the ground. For the skydiver it feels like flying but you don’t have to jump out of a
plane. A machine blows huge amounts of air into a vertical wind tunnel and this keeps the skydiver floating.
Everybody’s dream is to fly and Skydive Dubai makes it true.

B The indoor skydiving facility has been a success since the start and has continued to attract an average of 200 to 250
visitors each day. It even has 1,200 online fans. The company plans to increase the number of instructors so that even
more visitors can enjoy the excitement of the experience.

C Before starting the experience, skydivers have to put on the right clothing, which includes a flying suit, a helmet and
glasses to protect the eyes. Divers also receive a lesson on two important details – what hand signals to use to
communicate with instructors and the correct body positions.

D During the dive, the instructor checks the body position of the diver, who has to try to balance his weight and fly on his
own. The whole experience is highly controlled and safety is very important. But the real aim of the instructors is to
make everybody fly. Even beginners can safely fly a couple of metres off the ground by the end of the first session.
More experienced skydivers can perform acrobatic movements and even fly in groups. It costs 50 dollars for adults and
40 dollars for children from Sunday to Thursday but prices on Friday and Saturday are much higher.

Task A Which paragraph in the article …

1 describes how popular the facility has been?


2 explains what the activity on offer at Skydive Dubai is?
3 mentions the instructors’ principal priority?
4 makes reference to equipment provided for the experience?

Task B Circle T for true and F for false

5 The organisers of the facility expect more people to visit it in the future. T F
6 Skydiving indoors is a dangerous activity because safety has not been considered. T F
7 Even people without previous experience can fly. T F
8 In this article we read about the pros and cons of skydiving. T F

PART B

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WRITING 10 marks

Write one composition using 120 to 160 words. Choose either option A or option B and circle the letter
corresponding to your choice

A) Write a REVIEW of a film / a TV programme you have recently seen. Make comments on the actors,
plot, special effects and music and say whether you would recommend it or not and why.

B) Write an ARTICLE for your college magazine giving your opinion about the benefits of taking twelve
months off work or university to do something different.

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SUP-MOD 01
WRITE: 1-manufacture 2-import 3-trust 4-redundant 5-sue
CIRCLE: 1-c 2-b 3-b 4-a
COMPLETE: 1-do 2-set up 3-stressed out 4-hassle
CONVERSATIONS: 1-E 2-D 3-C 4-F
REWRITE: 1-He is unlikely to/It’s unlikely that he will continue with the job. 2-I wish I could sing well. 3-The
state of Florida has been hit by a hurricane. 4-She apologized to me for getting/having got so angry. 5-Susan might
have forgotten about the meeting. 6-I got him to help me eventually. 7-She suggested opening / that we should open
the window because it was rather hot in there. 8-What I love about Anna is her sense of humour.
TENSES: 1-would be 2-studied 3-repeating 4-helps 5-(to) remember 6-improving 7-creating 8-needs
9-(will) discover 10-has improved
READING: Task A: 1-B 2-A 3-D 4-C Task B: 5-T 6-F 7-T 8-F

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