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Progress Test  Files 7–12 ENGLISH FILE
Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation   B

GRAMMAR 9 The hours in his job are long, but he doesn’t

__________ working late, so that’s OK.
1 Underline the correct word or phrase.
10 This book was written __________ Charles
Example: When did you finish / have you finished Dickens.
your work?
1 Is Ian good at playing / play the guitar?
2 I borrowed her laptop, because my / mine was
3 Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of
the verb in brackets.
3 Who left / did leave all this rubbish last night?
Example: If I had (have) a lot of money, I’d buy a new
4 It is easier to learn / learn to drive when you’re
5 I might see / to see my friends this weekend. 1 A I _______ (not go) to the meeting tonight.
B Neither are we.
6 We’ve lived here for / since 18 months.
2 If they __________ (get) here before 6pm, we’ll go to
7 They shouldn’t / don’t have to listen to her. She
the theatre.
tells lies.
3 Pasta __________ (make) all over the world.
8 A I love ballroom dancing.
B Neither / So do I. 4 A I didn’t really like that book.
B Neither __________ (do) I!
9 If you don’t turn down the music, I will / would be
very angry. 5 If you really wanted that car, you __________ (save)
your money to buy it.
10 The meeting might / will finish early. It depends
how long the boss speaks! 6 A Why is he going out?
B __________ (buy) some milk.
11 What have they eaten / did they eat for lunch
yesterday? 7 A How long __________ (you / be) in the team?
12 She gets on well with her sister / her sister well. B Since last year.
13 Did / Was he use to teach maths at your school? 8 The teacher told us __________ (stay) after class.
14 We really enjoy / want spending time at the beach. 9 What would you do if you __________ (lose) your
credit card?
15 You mustn’t / don’t have to pay to enter the
museum. It’s free. 10 They got to the theatre 10 minutes late, and the
play___________ (already / start).
11 I __________ (know) Ed for twenty years. We’re
good friends.
2 Complete the sentences with one word.
12 We __________ (live) in a city flat, but now we have a
Example: The girl walked into the shop to buy some house in the country.
bread. 13 Rachel asked us if we __________ (want) to go out
1 I haven’t seen my aunt __________ last year. for a pizza.
2 A __________ there use to be a supermarket over 14 The supermarket __________ (build) in 2008.
there? 15 Pascual said he __________ (never see) that film.
B Yes, but it closed two years ago.
3 The English class is on the first floor. Go
__________ the stairs and turn right. Grammar total 40
4 __________ you pay that woman, she’ll sell you the
tickets you need.
5 A Is this pen __________, Fiona?
B Yes, it is. Thanks.
6 Pete said he __________ already bought the CD.
7 You __________ smoke in the restaurant. It’s against
the law.
8 Oh no! I’ve __________ to phone the doctor!

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Progress Test  Files 7–12 ENGLISH FILE
Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation   B

VOCABULARY 9 Please __________ your dictionaries to next week’s

4 Write the opposite.
10 We __________ last night watching our favourite
Example: turn on (the TV)  turn off film.
1 forget (a name) __________ 15
2 put on (a coat) __________
3 turn up (the radio) __________ 7 Complete the sentences with the correct word(s).
4 get up (in the morning) __________ Example: Would you like to look at my holiday photos?
5 stand up __________ watch look at read
5 1 The PC was _________ long before most of us first
used it.
5 Underline the odd word(s) out. designed discovered invented
duck eagle swan mosquito 2 Carol is really afraid __________ snakes.
of on by
1 get home  get an email  get a salary  get a present
3 My grandparents married young, and __________
2 really a bit good quite eight children.
3 cow spider pig horse became had got
4 maths physics biology chemistry 4 Go __________ the cinema and the restaurant is on
5 shark dolphin goat crocodile your right.
6 go away  look after  get up  sit down past over along
7 tired divorced retired married 5 A I don’t like shopping in supermarkets at all.
B __________ do I!
8 miss get on catch lose
Neither So Also
9 try on  turn down  take off  put on
6 He’s really tired and doesn’t feel __________
10 through towards along passed
studying tonight.
10 for like to
7 If you don’t know where it is, look __________ the
6 Complete the sentences with one word. directions on the internet.
Example: I woke up very early this morning. through up down

1 My son __________ that he wanted to travel before 8 He was walking __________ the park when I saw
university. him.
across down on
2 Tina got a __________ for her birthday, and now
she’s having riding lessons. 9 We’re looking __________ our neighbour’s dog
while she’s on holiday.
3 Don’t __________ away that old magazine. I haven’t
for forward after
read it yet.
10 I __________ broke my friend’s iPod. I felt terrible.
4 Rafi’s in the shower right now. He’ll call you
__________ soon. finally luckily accidentally

5 Sarah doesn’t __________ much money. Her job’s 11 The Queen of England always __________ a
badly paid. handbag.
puts wears carries
6 Their teacher __________ them they had all passed
their exams. 12 My brother decided to __________ at the age of 50
and go travelling.
7 A Sorry this is taking so long.
receive retire repair
B Don’t worry. We __________ mind waiting.
13 She used to play a lot of tennis, but gave it
8 Alex __________ on very well with John. They’re
__________ last year.
good friends.
up down off

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Progress Test  Files 7–12 ENGLISH FILE
Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation   B

14 The lion moved __________ , and everyone felt very PRONUNCIATION

sadly luckily suddenly
8 Match the words with the same sound.
15 Piero doesn’t look __________ his father. They’re finish hope  forget turn  send tiger
completely different. discover  wear enjoy divorced get
as like same
Example: remember  send
1 promise _______
Vocabulary total 40
2 mosquito _______
3 try _______
4 pretend _______
5 earn _______
6 elephant _______
7 dangerous _______
8 whale _______
9 throw _______
10 across _______

9 Underline the stressed syllable.

Example: a|ddress
1 in|ven|ted
2 di|rec|ted
3 news|pa|per
4 se|pa|ra|ted
5 e|lec|tion
6 dol|phin
7 i|ma|gi|na|tion
8 e|le|phant
9 to|wards
10 su|ccess

Pronunciation total 20

Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation total 100

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Progress Test  Files 7–12 ENGLISH FILE
Reading and Writing   B

READING 4 Most people think that ‘smart’ technology makes

things easier.
1 Read the article and tick (✓) A, B, or C. A True ■  B False ■  C  Doesn’t say  ■
5 One result of smartphones is that we remember
Is technology bad for our more.
brains? A True ■  B False ■  C  Doesn’t say  ■
6 The memory test results show that young people
by James Sanders have quick memories.
Nowadays, many useful gadgets (small machines) are A True ■  B False ■  C  Doesn’t say  ■
advertised as ‘smart’. This ‘smartness’ generally means 7 Older people have more smart gadgets than
that the machine can change how it works to suit the user’s teenagers.
needs, learn our preferences, and make intelligent choices A True ■  B False ■  C  Doesn’t say  ■
for us. Smartphones can now take photos, play songs, send
8 We have less patience now than we used to have.
emails, and do a thousand other useful things, such as
A True ■  B False ■  C  Doesn’t say  ■
shopping online or assisting us with our homework. We
used to need lots of machines to help us to do these things, 9 On the internet, we do one thing at a time.
but not any more. They fit in our pockets, but contain more A True ■  B False ■  C  Doesn’t say  ■
data than we could ever possibly need, or remember. 10 James Sanders likes using modern gadgets.
If you asked most people, they would say that smart A True ■  B False ■  C  Doesn’t say  ■
machines have improved life. Not everyone agrees,
however. A few scientists are worried about the effect of
using machines to do things that we used to do for
ourselves. For example, we don’t have to remember 2 Match five of the highlighted words / phrases with
people’s contact details any more, as our phones store this the definitions.
information. We can also find information instantly, via Example: be right for something, or someone  suit
Internet search engines like Google. A few studies have
shown, surprisingly, that people in their 50s and 60s are 1 learning facts, so we can say them later  __________
better than teenagers at studying and memorizing 2 small comments or pieces of
information, because they’ve always worked this way. information __________
Technology has changed our expectations and made us 3 telephone number, email and address  __________
very impatient. Now we want our news in tiny soundbites, 4 at the same time  __________
and get bored if we actually have to read or listen for more
5 helping __________
than a minute or two. Scientists reported recently that the
Internet was changing how we think and learn. One author
even said that Google was making us stupid! It’s certainly
Reading total 15
true that we often do two or three things simultaneously
when we are online, and it’s harder and harder to focus on
one thing. Maybe technology is bad for our brains, and our
memories, and we should stop depending on it all the time. Answer these three questions. Write 25–35 words
But if you tell me to give up my smartphone, sorry, I won’t! for each question.
1 What would you do if you won a lot of money?
Example: Gadgets nowadays can be very expensive. 2 What subjects did / do you most enjoy studying at
A  True ■ B False ■  C  Doesn’t say ■ ✓ school? Why?
1 Different people use ‘smart’ gadgets in different 3 What is your favourite possession? Why?
ways. Writing total 10
A True ■  B False ■  C  Doesn’t say  ■
2 Smartphones can help us do many things. Reading and Writing total 25
A True ■  B False ■  C  Doesn’t say  ■
3 They are also cheaper to buy these days.
A True ■  B False ■  C  Doesn’t say  ■

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Progress Test  Files 7–12 ENGLISH FILE
Listening and Speaking   B

1 Listen to Kate speaking about a job she enjoys. 1 Answer your partner’s questions.
Tick (✓) A, B, or C.
Now ask your partner these questions.
1 Kate does most of her work _____.
1 Which animal(s) do you like best? Why?
A  in an office  ■  B  at a swimming pool  ■  2 What free-time activities would you like to do more
C  at home  ■
2 Her swimming classes are all on _____. 3 When do you usually get up and go to bed?
A  Mondays and Wednesdays  ■  4 What electronic gadgets do you have at home?
B  the same day  ■  C  on Saturday  ■ Which do you use most?
3 Her favourite class is _____. 5 What do you usually have for breakfast?
A  older people  ■  B  advanced swimmers  ■  6 What do you like to do on holiday?
C  young children  ■ 7 What makes you feel frightened?
4 Most of the adults are _____. 8 What’s the best party you’ve ever been to?
A  scared of the water  ■  9 How did you use to spend your free time when you
B  about 40 years old  ■  were a child?
C  excellent swimmers  ■ 10 Which are the easiest and most difficult parts of
5 If the _____ was better, she’d teach swimming every language learning for you?
A  journey to the pool  ■  B work ■  2 Make questions and ask your partner about a
C pay ■ course he / she went on.
• How long / course?
• What / study?
• Where / stay?
2 Listen to five conversations. Match them with
• school / have / computers / anything else for
speakers A–E.
Conversation 1  ■ • What / do / evenings and weekends?
Conversation 2  ■ • How much / cost?
Conversation 3  ■
Conversation 4  ■
3 Use this information to answer your partner’s
questions about a history course you went on.
Conversation 5  ■
A a doctor History Evening Course
B a pharmacist
Class time: Tuesday evenings 6.30 – 9.00 p.m.
C a brother
Length of course: Twelve weeks
D a receptionist
E a tourist Course: 19th and 20th century world history
Teacher: Dr Tims (Oxford University professor of
modern history)
Listening total 10 Classes: 5 / 6 students (age 16+)
Cost: £175

Speaking total 15

Listening and Speaking total 25

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