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Petrina Cliff
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Reading
1 Read the text and match headings a–f to paragraphs
1–5. There is one heading you do not need. a b c d e f Real animals aren’t like that Getting fixed ideas about animals Finding our place in the natural world Is the natural world really so threatening? Is symbolic language a good thing? Symbolic language helps us to understand nature

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We must aim instead to see the natural world as it really is. Isn’t this a more useful view? Nature is not something to be fought against. The natural world is our home, but we must learn to share it with thousands of animals. It is true that we might prefer to keep our distance from some of them. However, they are all fascinating and have their part to play. 5

Vocabulary
2 Complete the text with the correct form of these phrasal
verbs. • fall behind with • drop out of • live up to • go on about • carry on • go out with Joe’s sister had always been very bright, so from the beginning Joe had a lot 1 . No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t seem to please his parents or do as well as the other children in his class. In fact, he 2 his work. His parents were always 3 it and although he tried hard to please them, he still couldn’t cope with it. In the end he decided not 4 studying. He 5 his friends until late at night and tried to not to think about school work. When he was 16 he 6 school altogether. 6

Images and animals 1 When we speak about the natural world and human culture, our language is often very symbolic – we use words, especially objects, to represent something, such as ‘mother’ nature. Humans often use images of animals to convey meaning, for example, seeing a dove as a symbol of peace. We need to check whether our symbolism is beneficial or whether it is causing harm. 2 We use animals as symbols for human characteristics: lions stand for courage; monkeys for mischievousness, wolves for cruelty, and so on. This symbolic idea of an animal becomes established in a culture. It is then thought to be true of the actual living creature. For example, in fairy tales wolves are predatory and frightening. They chase and eat people and, in our image world, this is what being a wolf amounts to. 3 The problem is that legends guide our attitudes when we see actual wolves and lead to unnecessary fear. Careful observation of wolves going about their daily lives has revealed a very different picture of a structured, cooperative social life, with no more fierceness than is needed for survival. For instance, while most of the pack is out hunting, some wolves stay behind to look after the cubs, and a lot of time is actually spent resting and playing. If two wolves get into a fight, it usually ends when one wolf gives in, without much damage being done, and wolves rarely attack humans. 4 When we apply symbolic meanings to real, living animals, nature can seem a place inhabited by enemies. Human society then comes to be seen as ordered and safe, the only place to find friends. But is it so black and white? The natural world should not be viewed merely as a wild and threatening place where we are not at home. Furthermore, our cosy image of human society and culture may not always live up to our expectations. 5 The alternative to a rather depressing idea of our isolated place in the natural world should not, however, be an image of nature as a paradise on earth where all is peace.

3 Complete the sentences by putting the words in brackets
into the correct form. 1 Humans imitate animals in ways. (count) 2 Although there is a huge of plants, they all have certain features in common. (vary) 3 I’ve never understood the of a beach holiday; I much prefer sightseeing! (attract) 4 I’m not surprised that Anna is doing so well at art school – she has always been very . (create) 5 Adam gets a lot of from his Saturday job at the internet café. (satisfy) 6 The students were asked to hand in both before the end of the week. (assign) 7 What was John’s when he heard that he’d lost his job? (react) 8 Although the idea was a good one, the manager felt that it would never be a success. (commerce) 9 Beata found the instructions for the new camcorder surprisingly – she learned how to use it really quickly. (help) 9

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4 Complete the sentences with the negative form of these
adjectives. • possible • legal • responsible • expensive • mature 1 It’s ___________ of parents to allow their children to access anything on the internet. 2 I found the Maths test really difficult – some of the questions were absolutely ___________. 3 We had a meal at the new Chinese restaurant in town last night. The food was delicious and surprisingly ___________. 4 Don’t you know that driving without a licence is ___________? 5 I don’t get on very well with David. I find him rather ___________ and silly. 5

Writing
7 You have seen this advertisement for a writing
competition in your local newspaper.

Describe your town! We want you to write a description of your town to encourage other young people to visit. You should write about the image of the town itself, the type of people who live there and finish by saying why you think young people would enjoy their visit. The best entries will be printed in the paper.

Write your description (200–250 words). 10 Total 50

Grammar
5 Complete the second sentence so that it has the same
meaning as the first sentence. 1 I haven’t seen such a good film for ages. It’s ages 2 I started learning English three years ago. I’ve 3 You can only go to the party when you’ve finished all your work. You can’t 4 Dorota came to live in Harrogate in 1993. Dorota has 5 How long have you had that CD? When 6 When Clare has apologised, I’ll speak to her again. I won’t 7 It’s three weeks since I saw Dale. I 7 . .

Speaking
Discussion: looking good Preparation time: 1 minute. Work in pairs. You have 2–3 minutes to discuss how important appearance and creating the right image are to different people. Here are some points you could mention: • whether the way we look depends on the occasion. • whether other people judge us by our appearance. • how the way you look can affect how you feel.

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6 Complete the sentences using already, ever, just, never,
still and yet.
1 I’ve ____________ read anything quite like that book by Mark Haddon. 2 Tim’s been doing that Maths homework for over two hours and he ________ hasn’t finished! 3 Haven’t you finished that homework ______________ ? 4 Paul doesn’t want to come to the cinema with us because he’s ____________ seen the film twice. 5 Have you ____________ met anyone really famous? 6 The reason Maria looks so pleased is that she’s ________ heard she’s got the job. 7 We haven’t booked the flights _________ because we don’t know if Mary’s coming with us. 8 I’ll just have a coffee, I’ve ________ had some lunch. 8

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a Instead we should aim to be realistic and start concentrating on what we want – and what we’ve got. d In spite of this. centred life. 5 Once we’ve sorted that out the rest should fall into place. relationship or even an impulse buy that makes us happy one day might make us perfectly miserable the next. Mrs Griffin was very young and inexperienced and seemed 3 over the class. b A career choice. happiness may not be within our reach. saying she wasn’t used to teaching such difficult pupils. • become defensive • have no control • go wrong • feel pressurised • make a conscious decision • run smoothly • clear the air I’m the head teacher of Foulds School which is a cheerful little primary school on the outskirts of London. Put the verbs in the correct form. she 4 . c At the end of the day. 5 There’s a saying that a little (know) is a very dangerous thing! 6 Emma is such a good swimmer that she had no (difficult) in finishing the race. b. After two weeks and several calls from dissatisfied parents. all the students were working happily. one person’s definition of heaven might be another’s idea of hell. 3 Far from being the ultimate goal.’ the police officer explained after the burglary.’ John told his mother . There is one sentence you do not need. dealing with problems and meeting deadlines. 4 ‘It’s going to be a great holiday!’ said the children (enthusiastic). arrived to teach Class 2 and everything 2 . 5 It came as a to find that I had passed my driving test – it was the third time I’d taken it! a happiness b good news c pleasure d relief 6 Rolf gets really upset when his team loses a match but I’m not too about football myself. Happiness Whatever anyone says.T est 2 Reading 1 Choose from the sentences a–f the one which fits each gap 1–5. but last year a new teacher. a fast b steadily c confidently d carefully over Vocabulary 2 Complete the gaps with these phrases. I decided to reduce her hours and made some suggestions about how she might get the students to do as she asked. 2 ‘It was your (responsible) to check that the house was locked up. e Moreover. Thus Person A might be happiest when he / she is stressed at work. Mrs Griffin. a gently b ironically c eagerly d feebly 3 ‘I think the new History teacher’s really good! What you?’ a think b do c about d of 4 The teacher said that Carlos had improved the past year. there doesn’t appear to be any universal model for happiness. I decided to talk her about the situation. Tom packed his school bags and (hurry) left the house. 2 Bearing this in mind. 6 4 Choose the best answer. happiness tends to be related to a particular situation at a particular time. a bothered b concerned c interested d anxious 6 4 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE . whilst Person B prefers other activities. a resented b knew c like d explained 2 ‘I didn’t mean to break the vase. c or d. 3 Claudia had no (intend) of going to the party. She also admitted that because she wasn’t used to teaching she 5 full-time. 1 Having overslept. I had a long chat with her and that 6 a little. 1 Julie the fact that her brother always seemed to do better than her at school. a. spending his / her leisure time painting and travelling. achievements are often less important than we think. It just goes to show what talking can do! 7 3 Complete these sentences using the correct form of the words in brackets. To my delight. 4 Whilst they may impress other people. they may not make us happy. how we choose to be happy is how we choose to be ourselves. Just to add to the confusion. It is encouraging that happy people seem to have some characteristics in common. happiness might simply be the product of a fulfilled. f However. I 7 to check up on her class the following week. maybe it’s time to loosen our grip on the fantasy of the perfect life. Things usually 1 at Foulds. 5 1 Name: Class: Unfortunately.

In spite . 4 Ben’s father regretted at him. The tourist wanted to know . 8 On the last day of their holiday together.’ Think about: • what sort of place it was and why Tom went there. 3 ‘Who can I ask about the school trip?’ said Anna. Work in pairs. 2 Peter denied the money that was missing from his mother’s purse. • what happened to Tom – did something go wrong? • how Tom felt at the end of the story. 6 Susan decided she didn’t want to watch TV so she went to bed. Anna wanted to know .T est 2 Grammar 5 Complete the sentences using one of the following verbs in the correct form – gerund or infinitive. Harry was looking . 7 When they arrived at the castle Harry’s grandfather said that he remembered it as a child. Kim made her penfriend promise regularly. 2 Although she felt unwell. • take • look • go • write • visit • shout • work • miss • help 1 If you can’t understand a word try it up in a dictionary before you ask me. 3 The teacher told Sarah that she really needed harder if she wanted to receive a good report. 5 ‘How do I get to the station?’ the tourist asked. 1 I don’t really want to go out tonight.. I really can’t . You have 2–3 minutes to look at the photographs and headlines and discuss these questions: • What are the people in the photographs doing? Where are they? • Why do you think the people have chosen to be in these different places? • How important do you think it is for people to have holidays in order to be happy? • What effect can tourists have on places and local people while they are enjoying their holiday? 6 Rewrite the sentences using the prompt and making any necessary changes. I’m not really interested . Susan went to bed instead .. 7 Only tourists can afford to eat out here Coastal forest cleared to build new 5-star resort © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE New Matrix Upper-Intermediate 5 . 4 Harry couldn’t wait to visit America for the first time. 6 The teacher told Jean that she was falling behind with her work and she couldn’t afford any more lessons. Maria managed to win the race. 7 When people shout at me I really hate it. Total 10 50 Speaking Discussion: holidays Preparation time: 1 minute. 5 Frank has arranged to the cinema on Saturday night. 9 I don’t mind her with her work as long as she listens to what I’m saying! 9 Writing 7 Write a story (200–250 words) start with the words: ‘Until that day Tom had been a regular visiter to.

‘Monkeys. then we prosecute whoever we can. Their bright red fur sparkled in the sunlight but they were close to starvation.’ Baki had completely misunderstood my look. Yunus said the staff would not be prosecuted. (pollute) 6 Naturalists have managed to save many birds from . but Yunus finds it hard to believe the people in charge knew nothing about it.’ An hour later. For sale ‘You name it. anyone caught trading them faces five years in prison and up to £7. Tigers and rhinos are a bit harder but shouldn’t be a problem.’ Seeing the surprise on my face. (contribute) 4 The actress made a very entrance at the beginning of the performance. 1 What John finds most shocking is the number of animals on sale. she never seems to want to come out with us.000–20. (destroy) 8 The professor was a man and very interesting to talk to. 5 The factory workers could have done more to help the orang-utans. animals are returned to the wild. ‘We saw Yunus on the TV rescuing the orang-utans from the zoo. clearly trying to justify a very high price. ‘Orang-utans are getting pretty hard to find these days.000 orang-utans left in the wild. (starve) 10 Sometimes it is better to keep animals in rather than leave them in the wild. and so listed as protected. Someone trying to make a difference to all this is conservationist.’ said Leong. considering there are perhaps only 15. orang-utans. whatever you want. ‘But we can offer you a discount. When I visited. so I’m going to have to charge you at least two million rupiah. ‘It’s like this. Write T or F in each box. Most of the species on offer are endangered. After all.’ What was so shocking about this conversation was not that it was taking place – I wasn’t so naive as to think the problem of illegal animal trading had been solved – but how openly it was happening. he added hurriedly. ‘How can they not be aware of what is going on in their own zoo? This just shows the size of the problem we are facing. The staff had decided to take action. They had been bought by one of the factory workers about two years earlier and kept in captivity there. 7 Vocabulary 2 Complete the sentences using the correct form of the word in brackets. waving his mobile phone as if to show delivery was just a quick call away.’ Baki began. I thought. The zoo refused to comment on the case. (extinct) 7 The of the tropical rainforests will mean that more and more species of plant are lost for good.’ Baki said.T est 3 Reading 1 Read the article and decide whether statements 1–7 are true or false according to the text. 4 From Yunus’s rescue centre. so we decided to contact him. Name: Class: they took a lively interest in cameras and watches. Two million rupiah – a complete bargain. I accompanied Yunus on a mission to a nearby factory to rescue two orang-utans. Like inquisitive children. But if we have to take them back by force.000 in fines. 2 John expected the price of the animals to be higher. 7 Yunus thinks that the policy on prosecuting people who treat animals badly should be tougher. When we arrived we found Lucky and Lulu imprisoned in a tiny cage. Two of these were seized in a raid on an illegal animal show at a local zoo. the most important thing is to get the animals back and to encourage people to give them back. (captive) 10 6 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE . there were three bears. we’ll get it for you. birds. turtles.’ Most of the animals are kept at the centre for a week or two before being shipped to larger rehabilitation centres where they are trained to survive in the wild. (drama) 5 If we all tried to use our cars less it would really help with the problem of in our cities. The next shock came when we started discussing prices. ‘Our policy is that we do nothing when people hand the animals over voluntarily. He couldn’t explain why no one had reported the orang-utans’ owner earlier. Lucky and Lulu were enjoying a nourishing meal of tomatoes and lettuce leaves at the centre – two of the fortunate few that had survived the clutches of the traders. several monkeys and four orang-utans. (socialise) 3 We were all asked to make a towards the end of term party. 1 That walking holiday is not for the – 30 kilometres per day in wind and rain! (heart) 2 Katie isn’t a very person. 3 Yunus thinks that the zoo didn’t know about the illegal show. another of the workers. (charm) 9 The abandoned young apes had been unable to gather food and were close to when we found them. mister. 6 Yunus and John found that the orang-utans were in poor condition. Yunus Makasau. who runs an animal rescue centre.

He’s really keen on sport and likes sight-seeing too. A friend of mine called Tom (he’s 18) is planning to spend a week in your area with his family this summer. His advice was very . but we 3 was / used to be very happy.T est 3 3 Choose the best answer. © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE New Matrix Upper-Intermediate 7 . and it’s driving me mad! 2 (you ever / think) it might be nice to live in a different country? 3 I (often / go) out in the evenings these days – I’m too tired. 10 Total 50 5 Underline the correct verb form. a along b across c away d up with Writing 6 An English friend has sent this letter to you. Jo 5 Grammar 4 Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form. Every summer we 4 used to went / would go camping in Devon. b. 7 You just can’t rely on Gary. a. I bet he (arrive) at your party an hour late wearing a scruffy pair of jeans. Do you think you could help me ? a up b out c along d over 2 I don’t mind contributing as long as it’s a cause. He’ll be with his family and has a sister who’s only 13. but this week we got loads! 8 Write an informal letter (120–150 words) replying to your friend and answering the questions. My name’s Mary and I 1 grew / would grow up in a large family – six kids! It was great – we 2 had / would have very little money. 1 Peter (forever / ask) me the same question. 8 Our teacher (usually / give) us much homework at the weekend. Of course some summers it 8 rained / use to rain and that’s no fun when you’re camping! And then there was the year when my youngest sister 9 broke / would break her arm on the very first day! But we still 10 managed / would manage to have a good time in spite of it. positive or negative. Any suggestions? And is there anything else you’d really recommend? I know it’s a lot to ask. Here are things you could talk about: • global warming • pollution • endangered species Talk about how these different things affect the world we live in and what we should do about these problems. a severe b harsh c sensible d excessive 5 After a lot of thought Bill eventually came the correct answer. Think about: • what there is to do in your area in the daytime and in the evening • what sort of things the whole family would enjoy • where the family could stay • what to tell your friend about your plans Remember to use an appropriate informal style. 6 Adam (always / complain) about how little pocket money he gets. Can you suggest anything that’d be good for the whole family in the evenings? They also need somewhere to stay that’s comfortable but not too expensive. 4 You (always / tell) me to work harder. I’m writing to ask you a favour. Hi there! Sorry I haven’t been in touch for a while. a admirable b decent c worthy d respectable 3 I’m glad I had a word with Jim. but I’m trying my best! 5 He (change) his mind about it whatever you say to him – he never does. but Tom and his family would be really grateful! And what about you? Are you planning any trips to England this year? It’d be great to see you again! Well thanks for your help. a helpful b kind c successful d worthwhile 4 The crops were ruined that year due to drought. Use the present simple. 1 I’ve got so much work to do. All the best. We 5 stay / used to stay at a farm in a place called Woollacombe in Devon. c or d. present continuous or will. 10 Speaking Giving a short presentation Prepare to give a short presentation (2–3 minutes) on the topic: What we could do to protect the world we live in. so they’ll need to think of something for her to do as well. and he wanted me to write and ask you for some information. He’s interested in what there is to do during the day. Each day we 6 helped to / would help around the farm and once the farmer 7 let / would let us feed a new born lamb with milk from a bottle. Actually.

d thought she would never become a professional journalist. I wasn’t entirely sure I had the sort of toughness that journalists are supposed to possess. what does the writer say about her current job? a She now gets longer holidays. b was more interested in fashion design. I spent most of my time covered in photocopying ink. In September. d problems with the equipment. I sent off a handful of letters and managed to get a temporary job on a fashion magazine. to questions 1–5. a. c had considered a career in banking. c She thinks people complain more frequently. I decided that it was a nasty business and I’d rather be a hairdresser. it is. Back at university. but would take the stairs so I could avoid standing next to them in the lift. 4 The writer didn’t pursue the idea of becoming a hairdresser because she a didn’t like the hairdressing business. My first experience of professional journalism did not go smoothly. c a feeling of loneliness. The idea occurred to me halfway through university. It’s like any job – six months down the line I’m still finding out everyone’s name. a sore b numb c painful d weak 6 Everyone turned their heads to at the new boy as he walked into the classroom. In short. offer longer holidays and more sociable hours. a admit b prove c reveal d declare 8 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE . c or d. d She worries more about letting people down. hunting for an article from 1983 about football. and where everything is. c or d. John’s fingers were with cold. I even still feel nervous when I speak to my Section Editor! It’s different from student journalism. answering telephones and taking notes for a local or national publication (unpaid. 5 Compared to her previous job. 3 The writer’s first experience of journalism proved difficult because of a the unfriendly staff. Deadlines are tougher. Although it was yet more filing and photocopying. a see b peep c stare d glance 7 Michael knew that Jane had taken the money but he couldn’t actually it. the need for accuracy greater. and it’s here I’ve been happiest. I moved to my present job. Hungry for words You’d better like photocopying. It was a fantastic four weeks. 2 In the second paragraph we learn that the writer a was successful in finding work in journalism. it’s worth spending your holidays making coffee. a reveal b declare c prove d admit 5 After the climb. If you’re considering a career in journalism. I sat in on meetings – I even interviewed a couple of fashion designers. where everyone else was already muttering about becoming bankers. 5 Vocabulary 2 Choose the best answer a. I didn’t think I’d ever grasp shorthand. d failed to get a response from the hairdressing school. Shortly after I’d telephoned a hairdressing school. b. At least for me. People write and complain and it’s still the most mortifying thing in the world to know you’ve got your facts wrong and let everyone down. c explain why someone might consider being a journalist.T est 4 Reading 1 Read the text and choose the best answer. There are certainly jobs that pay better. a sad b unhappy c lonely d solitary 2 The new sales manager has some interesting ideas but the line is that they’re not profitable. a last b only c bottom d end 3 If you want to lose weight you should just eat sensibly rather than becoming with dieting. I won an award which gave me some work experience on a national Sunday paper. Name: Class: 1 The writer’s aim in paragraph one is to a make people interested in a career in journalism. a worried b obsessed c troubled d anxious 4 Len was now willing to that he had been mistaken about Marie – she was intelligent and kind. c was given an opportunity at the right time. of course). b. And searching through old copies of the Boxwood News. During my first week at the magazine. for the first time I felt that I was actually part of the publication. mastering (slowly) the art of transferring telephone calls. and how to use the computers. b She has to pay more attention to detail. 1 Bob’s a bit of a case – he doesn’t have any friends. or whatever. I edited the student newspaper before I began to have doubts about whether this was really the career for me. b show what a career in journalism is really like. I tried not to be scared by the pencil-thin fashion journalists. While my friends were earning extra money working in bars. d explain how disappointing holidays can be for a journalist. b the amount of work. b wanted to work in a bar. But it’s worth it. And faxing. I was sleeping on a friend’s floor in London. trying to look like a professional journalist.

a crawled b staggered c leapt d crept 9 The accident could have been if the motorists had been driving more slowly. a caused b reduced c stopped d avoided 9 5 Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence. Work in pairs. 6 Speaking Discussion: the power of the press Preparation time: 1 minute. You decide to enter the competition. 3 The seats for the end of term concert will be on a first come first served basis. but she broke it on her way home. 7 The teacher told Harry that he would more if he came to class on time. 5 Mr Thomas is the strictest teacher at the school. they decided to continue. 1 The school I went as a child has just been closed. children seem to have less time to sport and leisure. has quite a complicated plot. ? 3 Complete the sentences using these verbs in the correct form. 9 More police were needed at the football match law and order. • achieve • apply • encourage • maintain • represent • gather • allocate • devote • establish • select 1 Large crowds along the sides of the roads to watch the procession go by. ? . Talk about: • the importance of newspapers to different people. 2 The teacher class I’ve just been to seems extremely kind. 2 Maria bought a most beautiful vase in the sales. were really interesting. You have 3–4 minutes to discuss how newspapers can affect people’s lives. 3 a report in the local paper. 10 6 Complete the sentences with a relative pronoun. 10 It was pleasing to see that so many different nationalities were at the athletics event. 2 Yesterday. 4 Mr Dean couldn’t be considered for the job of head teacher because he didn’t in time. 5 Writing 7 Your school is holding a writing competition to describe a festival or popular event that takes place in your area each year. 4 Daylight was fading and the climbers were exhausted. Mrs Gates the new boy to speak more in class by asking him to start the debate. the number of burglaries in the area has increased. 4 The woman I spoke to about the problem wasn’t very helpful. 6 ‘Red Water Arts’ is an educational art group which was in 1985. • according to • all in all • apart from • without doubt • unfortunately • nevertheless 1 On Saturday I went a party and on Sunday I went cycling. it was an enjoyable weekend. © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE New Matrix Upper-Intermediate 9 . 6 The computer is now working well one small problem. 8 Sarah was hoping to be for the basketball team. realising that she had overslept. Here are some points to mention: • • • • why the event takes place where the event takes place what happens what sort of people enjoy going 10 Total 50 Grammar 4 Complete the sentences using these phrases. 5 Nowadays. 1 Where’s the library? Can you tell me 2 Did Peter go to the cinema? I wonder 3 Are you going to apply for that job? Do you know 4 Where have I put my keys? I’ve no idea 5 How did Claire get back from the party last night? Do you know 5 ? . • how journalists ensure they get a good story. 3 The book. was difficult to find at the library. which I’d like to ask you about.T est 4 8 Sarah looked at the clock and out of bed. Write a description of the event (200–250 words). • other ways of finding out about the news. 5 Judith showed me her holiday photos.

a cast b set c list d production 6 3 Complete the sentences with the correct form of one of these phrasal verbs. 7 Parents may actually prevent children from finding a suitable job. increasing numbers of highly qualified young people find it difficult to find good jobs. 10 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE . Take. while at the same time being told to make sure there is a career ladder they can climb. Every parent knows a career choice is an important one. learn to adapt. 7 Must try harder All parents have high hopes for their children and it is common to instil in children the belief that hard work will earn rewards. instructing them to aim for an exciting future – may not be a very practical message. He tries to make his future in design but when he meets his first difficulty. 6 Parents often ask their children too many questions. will lead to high achievement in the long run. they have influenced their son. Parents can do their bit just by being willing to listen with an open mind as their children consider the options before making that final. 1 At last night’s ceremony. The fact is that parents may be the very ones who trip their kids up. The son may appear to stick to his plans but his confidence has. Peter Jackson was happy to up the award for Best Director. A college or a degree course may Name: Class: once have been a ticket to a secure future but today. d finale for 3 The film Gladiator relied on over a thousand the crowd scenes. a programme b proposal c plan d project 6 The film I’ve just seen had a really impressive all-star .T est 5 Reading 1 Read the article and decide whether these sentences are true or false according to what the writer says. High expectations. In contrast. 1 If children expect to succeed in life. b. but because of his parents’ comments about what an unsuitable career choice it was in the first place. 4 Few parents are aware of all the job opportunities available these days. 3 Parents do not realise what effect their criticism may have. it is believed. he is filled with self-doubt. after five years of constant touring and recording. No wonder children are confused. they will succeed. Don’t give up a good opportunity is the advice – but don’t settle for the first thing that comes along. 5 Children are more likely to succeed in getting a good job if they go on to higher education. 2 Children are confused by the number of job opportunities on offer. but they pick things up quickly. and every parent wants to help with the process. but also that it must be useful and that it should lead to a job. These may lead to a strong sense of doubt when what was wanted was only a note of caution. it seems like a disaster. 3 The employee’s duties are clearly in her contract. Write T or F in each box. Parents must be careful not to crush their child’s first moves towards choosing a career with questions that seem harmless. a parts b additions c extras d spares 4 I thought that Gorky Park was rather a difficult film to follow because the was very complicated. in reality. while the parents feel that he should get himself a ‘sensible job in computing’. a take b pick c hold d receive 2 I do like a book with a happy a finish b closing c ending . and many parents may still be out of touch. Vocabulary 2 Choose the best answer. crucial choice. already been worn down by his parents’ lack of support. and are contented in their work. a son who wants to ‘do something in design’. Much has changed in the employment market over the last generation. 2 The main reason we was that. Even if they appreciate the changes in their own area of work. • back up • lay down • pick up • pile up • turn to • break up • fall back 1 During lunch break the conversation the arrival at the school of the new head teacher. c or d. such as: ‘Are you sure?’ or ‘What if?’. It may only be a minor setback. Young people are told to make sure their university course is interesting. we couldn’t take the stress any more. a. but only in a negative way. a plot b subject c theme d account 5 For his next the director was thinking of making a film set in the Far East. for example. Making a career choice today is far from easy and parents will not help by simply repeating the advice they once received. they have almost certainly failed to grasp them across a range of jobs. They are urged to take advantage of the many career choices available. But are parents’ ambitions for their children consistent? The confidence parents try to give children – telling them that they can be anything they want. many young people find good jobs in areas in which they have no training. The parents have done the last thing they wanted.

I didn’t get to see it. I’d seen the film. • because • if • so • while • although • when 1 2 3 4 5 6 I’d heard that the film was very good. He 7 didn’t even have / hadn’t even had a piano. he 8 found / was finding fame as a member of the famous Buena Vista Social Club. 3 James kept climbing in the (believe) that the view from the top would be worth it. I’d go and see that film again. 2 Television is bad for us. I had the time. Ruben González was one of the true legends of Cuban music. because de Marcos 5 decided / had decided to revive the lively Cuban music of the 1950s. with the help of De Marcos. I queued for hours to see the film it was so popular. 7 6 Complete the sentences with these words. write a paragraph agreeing with the statement. but it was not until he was 77 that he 2 recorded / was recording his first solo album. 8 Speaking Giving a short presentation Prepare to give a short presentation (2–3 minutes) on the topic: An occasion when I was successful Here are some points you could mention: • when it happened • what you achieved • how you felt © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE New Matrix Upper-Intermediate 11 . Juan de Marcos. He never seems to listen to what I’m saying. 10 Total 50 Grammar 5 Underline the correct verb forms. Then in his 70s. at a time when he thought that his career 3 ended / had ended. The queue at the cinema was very long I decided not to see the film. We should stop watching the television and start doing something more interesting. write your personal view in the conclusion. Ruben 6 hadn’t played / wasn’t playing for three years. 2 The school trip was far from (success). He 4 lived / was living in retirement in Havana when he was approached by the Cuban musician. 5 The new employee did his work conscientiously and with a great deal of . (enthusiastic) 6 I have no (confident) at all in that doctor. 5 I complained to the manager of the hotel about the poor service. 1 Alison has always had a burning (ambitious) to start her own business. I was watching the film my mobile phone started ringing. Remember to: • • • • • write an introduction. 4 (lucky) the teacher forgot to tell us what our homework was so we won’t have to do any. 6 Writing 7 Write an argument (200–250 words) for and against one of these statements: 1 Money is not important for a successful and happy life. It just keeps . 6 I was told that I could the tickets from the theatre box office just before the show. but unfortunately the other guests didn’t me . I understood why it had been so successful. He 1 became / had become a full time pianist in his early 20s. think about the language you could use to present your arguments. 7 I’ve got so much work to do these days. partly because it rained for the entire day.T est 5 4 If I lose my job I’ve always got my savings to on. 6 4 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words in brackets. write a paragraph disagreeing with the statement.

Write T or F in each box. Celebration. it was a great success. 6 The writer disapproves of the Jarrett’s decision to stay in Celebration. a cover b camouflage c protection d disguise 2 At the end or the test Jessica put down her pen and sighed with . just a short drive from Disney World in Florida. saying it’s over the top. 2 Kissimmee is a town similar to Celebration. ‘Some are quick to criticise. ‘The people here are very friendly and optimistic. crime doesn’t spread into Celebration.’ explains a Disney spokesman. • carry on with • go on about • drop out of • fall behind with • go out with 1 I know I made a mistake but Bill has all morning. a exhaustion b expulsion c extinction d extermination 6 Tickets for the show should be booked early to disappointment. leaving the drizzle of Bristol behind in favour of the Florida sun and a world full of film-set buildings. precisely. so that you never have to leave Celebration. for 10 minutes exactly. Sadly. a joy b gladness c relief d laughter 3 Over the past month the athlete’s times have been improving . Except that it’s not allAmerican.Name: Progress test 1 Reading 1 Read the article and decide whether these statements are true or false according to the text.m. the place has lived up to all our expectations and we have no intention of leaving’. There aren’t enough jobs in Celebration yet for the 3. ‘We’ve achieved our ambition of providing housing for all stages of life. Celebration. Super-fit looking joggers bounce past on the neat. a strict b poor c simple d low 8 3 Complete the sentences with the correct form of these phrasal verbs.’ Class: The Jarrett family. He continues. and where it snows on the hour at Christmas. b. not at all. a avoid b evade c miss d escape 7 Liz tried hard not to at the new girl in the class. ‘We went back to England a month ago. 4 The police in Celebration have a limited role to play. “Wouldn’t you like to come back?” No. Though there are probably more shootings in Kissimmee in a month than in the Jarretts’ native Bristol in a year. and 8 p. whose only responsibility is to make sure that residents have the right wallpaper and curtains. a town in Florida Walt Disney didn’t live long enough to see the completion of his dream town – a Disney town populated with real people. and paint their houses and fencing white. the athletes the race. The town is patrolled by police. a focus b stare c peer d glimpse 8 Although the film was made on a very budget. The perfect all-American small town. you feel very secure. ‘The architecture here is so unique and appealing. may be a bad idea. blocks of flats or detached villas. for young families and old people.000-strong population. ‘When you come home in the evening. there are plenty of activities to keep you busy – even an autumn festival in October. 5 According to Tony. Once you’ve finished keeping trim and making sure your lawn is tidy. 3 The writer gives the impression that ‘you never have to leave Celebration. litter-free streets.’ Tony says. Celebration is our happy ending!’ 6 Vocabulary 2 Choose the best answer. The Jarretts see themselves dying in Celebration – just as Walt Disney would have wanted them to. a. without a trace of irony. Homes in Celebration come in a variety of shapes and sizes: terraced houses. as soon as you drive on to the main street. but we find it genuine.’ explains Tony with enthusiasm. is the kind of place where residents might wash their cars together. a place with strangely perfect village shops. Our family and friends said. It already has its own successful school. greens and blues it would spoil things. They swapped a 200-year-old cottage outside Bristol for a brandnew house in Celebration two years ago.’ Tony maintains ‘that if everyone put up clashing reds. The Jarrett family has chosen to live the Disney dream. c or d. it 12 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE . But without doubt he’d have been proud. 1 Many species are protected from predators by their colouring which provides good . he seems to have forgotten the real world. but all with neat lawns separated by white fences and arranged around a shared swimming pool. so most people go to nearby Kissimmee to work. 2 Although it was raining heavily.’ (paragraph 3). the buildings in Celebration are appealing because of their differing colours. when plastic leaves fall down at 6 p. a steadily b surely c reliably d readily 4 Are you willing to make a to the school funds? a deposit b allowance c payment d contribution 5 Many endangered species are being threatened with . work out regularly at the huge health centre. 1 Walt Disney would have been disappointed with Celebration. The attraction of Celebration is that it’s a safe community.m.

7 Total 50 Grammar 5 Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence. 5 6 All these sentences contain a mistake. 3 Everyone enjoyed the party John. 5 I can’t believe it! You only started writing that essay 15 minutes ago and you’ve finished! 6 Guess who I’ve seen in the bank? 7 I know you’re all having a good time but we have to stop now. 1 According to John. 3 When I spoke to my mother she told me she was gardening all afternoon. 5 I used to have enjoyed school trips when I was at primary school. b calendar.Progress test 1 3 After two kilometres I felt so tired I had to the race. 7 Listening 8 You are going to hear a radio programme about food in Britain. 6 Ricky joined the business because a he wanted to have time off before university. 5 7 Complete these sentences using the correct form of the verb in brackets. 7 What Ricky didn’t like about home life as a child was a other children looking down on him. 5 © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE New Matrix Upper-Intermediate 13 . c over two years ago. 5 I was ill last week and now I find that I’ve with my work quite badly. 4 In spite that she felt ill. 2 How many people can John see working in the kitchen? a one b two c three d four 3 It’s thought that English people like Chinese food a nearly as much as fish and chips. 7 4 Complete the sentences with these words and phrases. d he didn’t want to do a postgraduate degree. 4 Who helps out on Fridays and Saturdays? a Ricky b Ricky’s mum c Ricky’s dad d Ricky’s sister 5 Ricky’s parents started the business a just over a year ago. b having the family business in the house. to questions 1–3. 1 We used (live) in a big house. d few chairs. 3 I haven’t seen the sea for ages. c he couldn’t find work after university. b. d 25 years ago. 7 My friends encouraged me (try) for the swimming team. Listen to an interview with Ricky Tan and answer questions 4–7. in a Chinese takeaway you can be sure to see a a TV. 2 I was walking home one night when I was hearing a strange noise behind me. Underline the mistakes and correct them. c counter. 2 I’ll only help you if you listen carefully to me. 4 Helena’s with her boyfriend for a year. a. it was a successful occasion. choose the best answer. d feeling embarrassed about his circumstances. 4 I’ve arranged (play) tennis with Susan at the weekend. b as much as fish and chips. c or d. 4 Clare’s mother told her she couldn’t go out she tidied her room first. Kate continued to run in the race. 2 The school fair was great and we made some money too. d much more than fish and chips. It’s ages the sea. Beata actually made things worse. I won’t listen carefully to me. 1 They’re beautiful flowers – someone can’t have spent a lot of money on them. 4 How long has James had his new bike? When his new bike? 5 How did Paul manage to run so fast? I don’t know so fast. 6 I’m not really interested (learn) about science. Peter since 1991. 5 Tom’s forever (ask) me to play football. Add a preposition if necessary. b nearly two years ago. b he didn’t really like studying history. c having to help out with the housework. • still • already • unless • apart from • unfortunately • all in all • just 1 I’ve been working for hours and I’ve got loads to do. c more than fish and chips. As you listen to the first part. 1 Peter started work at the bank in 1991. 2 There’s nothing in this fridge! I really need (go) shopping! 3 Instead (help) me.

August 23rd 1979. a important b proper c official d acceptable 3 Last winter we had no water in the house – it actually froze in the pipes due to the weather conditions. a destroying b cruel c damaged d violent 5 Paul’s father was very about his son’s ideas for getting rich quick. b scientists do not believe the stories of the balls. d The people were frightened by the experience. c lighting. Simultaneously. Then. Members of the crew were immediately examined by doctors of the naval base. c or d. b furniture. 1 The red balls appeared in the sky a as the men started fishing. Four doctors in the ambulance and two pedestrians observed the balls. Name: Class: 5 At the end of the text we learn that a scientists are fascinated by the stories of the balls. all of a sudden. b. a showed b demonstrated c raised d revealed 10 Frank became more and more by the mysterious young woman who had been staring at him for the past half hour. Thirteen days after the UFOs appeared over the fishing boats. c scientists are not interested in the balls. the climbers proudly their country’s flag. Mystery over the Baltic Sea Early morning. c The people saw that the balls were glowing. 1 Apparently. 4 According to the writer. c size. the electrical appliances started operating again. two fishing boats left the port of Hel near Gdańsk for a fishing zone situated 70 kilometres offshore. c after the men started fishing. One fishing boat performed zigzag moves in order to distance itself from the balls. the doctors found no evidence of serious illness in the men. a nervous b anxious c uneasy d puzzled 11 Paul isn’t answering the phone. d when the men stopped fishing. Both fishing boats turned and headed for the port of Hel. b The people were not physically injured. a cabin b board c deck d cargo 12 14 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE . c or d. a hard b severe c tough d strong 4 On 28th December 1879 a storm caused the Tay Railway Bridge to collapse into the river below. only nervous disorders and exhaustion. a leave b depart c destroy d abandon 8 There’s no that music can have a very calming effect when you’re feeling nervous or stressed out! a admitting b denying c knowing d saying 9 Having reached the top of the mountain. Martin spent a lot of time out on reading and sunbathing. a lethal b disastrous c fatal d risky 2 In order to enter the building some form of document will be needed as proof of identity. always remaining ahead of it.T est 6 1 Reading 1 Read the text and choose the best answer. all electrical appliances on the fishing boat stopped functioning. 3 Something on the boat that could have been affected by the balls was the a compass. d water supply. they had headaches and nausea and found it difficult to breathe. a. d scientists do not expect to find an explanation for the balls. but one of the mysterious features of the balls was that they were able to follow the boat. b before the men started fishing. a hesitant b reluctant c questioning d sceptical 6 I’m not surprised Patricia has made a name for herself as an actress – she was drama as a child. 2 The strangest thing about the balls was their a colour. d movement. At that very moment. two glowing red balls appeared over an ambulance on the coast of the Gdańsk bay early in the morning. So what were the red balls in the sky? Many theories have been put forward over the years but scientists have not yet found a likely explanation. the captain gave the order to ship. there are still plenty of materials in most homes which could produce fumes if fire broke out. Members of the crew were gripped with fear. Out on deck the fishing had begun when suddenly the crew became alarmed as several large red balls appeared in the sky right above them. a into b at c onto d in 7 As the wind blew stronger and the waves grew higher. b. Again no harm was caused to the people involved. a. b shape. and doubted whether he would make any money at all. They say that the accounts of the balls in the sky remain an intriguing mystery. in what way is the second incident similar to the first? a The people were all working at the time. The most explanation is that he’s away on holiday. after the captain had changed the boat’s course numerous times. 5 Vocabulary 2 Choose the best answer. the red balls soared upwards and disappeared. However. a likely b possible c usual d normal 12 During the cruise. despite new regulations. to questions 1–5.

• comes • alarmed • put • according • evidence • result • relate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 the head teacher. 4 You really needn’t have shouted at Paul – he’s really upset you know. use adjectives and adverbs to make your description more interesting. 5 I think I saw Maria when I was at the cinema yesterday. • might / be • needn’t / do • ought to / invite • should / come • must / decide • can’t / be 1 You really to my party. It was dark so I’m not sure but it her. Add the correct preposition.T est 6 3 Complete the sentences using these words. 1 If you’d asked me about that homework I must have helped you. He to go to the party after all. 8 It ought not to have been Mary because she’s the only person with a coat like that. Bigfoot Ghosts © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE New Matrix Upper-Intermediate 15 . 7 I don’t know where my glasses are. When inspectors visited the school they found little improvement. The teacher completely forgot about the test! 3 Frederick knew that he the new student to his party and felt bad that he hadn’t. We had a great time! 2 I really that work. The doctor told her patient not to be the needle and that the injection wouldn’t hurt at all.’ Remember to: • • • • describe the weather and surroundings. 2 The purse I lost was a leather. You have 3–4 minutes to discuss these questions: 1 What do people find mysterious about these things? 2 Which do you find the most mysterious? Why? 3 What explanations can you find for the different mysteries? The Pyramids 5 These sentences all contain a mistake. • plan carefully and write in paragraphs. 9 You needn’t do all that work – I only asked you to do exercise 1! 10 The test could have been very difficult – even Tom managed to get all the answers right. 3 While the children were enjoying their picnic dark large threatening storm clouds suddenly appeared overhead. Students have to learn how to teachers and other children. 4 Ben said he’d be in but he didn’t answer the phone last night. I ought to have left them at school but I’m not sure. Underline the mistakes and correct them. The poem I’ve just read to you a collection by the poet Robert Frost. 6 It Maria that you saw yesterday – she was in bed with a headache all day. 10 Total 50 Grammar 4 Complete the sentences with these verbs in the correct past form. describe the place and important objects in the story. Patricia is a good chess player but her skills have never really been the test. red one. Work in pairs. 10 Writing 6 Write a detective story (200–250 words) which starts with this sentence: ‘Colonel Higgins opened the safe to find his wife’s diamond necklace had disappeared. George was experiencing severe headaches as a the medicine prescribed by his doctor. small. 5 Sam needn’t have been really excited about the news because he kept talking about it. 6 Speaking Discussion: mysteries Preparation time: 2 minutes. the school’s exam results are getting better each year. 7 6 Lisa should have forgotten we were going out – I saw her write it in her diary last week. describe the appearance and character of the people.

7 The medicine prescribed by the doctor wasn’t very – it just didn’t work at all. or in faraway sunshine. 3 Choose the best answer. scared and having been cursed by everyone on the slopes. Many freezing hours later I returned exhausted. They weren’t crowded or even very expensive and there were plenty of middle-aged beginners. 5 The firework display was absolutely – the best I’d ever seen. 4 Spielberg is one of the most people in Hollywood. ‘bum in. and the Vallée Blanche by the end of week two. The next day. By day three. the longest offpiste ski run in the Alps. I was finally on the black runs with Jenny. For thirty years.000ft. but the 19th century section has been kept as it was. Some fool at the bar that evening said he wanted to do the Vallée Blanche. with adrenalin flowing. b. Jenny. c or d. or fun. 2 Patrick really hates parties so I was absolutely when he turned up at mine. weight on the front ski’. she cried. The Alps in winter? Keep them. He’d been skiing for umpteen years and at last felt ready for it. 4 But can you really coax an unfit old man down a precipitous slope? Well I was determined to have a go and Jenny risked our relationship deciding on the tough love approach. • spectacle • effect • inconvenience • fright • originality • power • amazement 1 Major extensions were added in 1889. One by one. ‘Feel the edges’. I went with girlfriend / ski instructor. It seemed an expensive and dangerous sport for the rude and stupid who treated beginners like slush.’ said Jenny. all those prejudices against the sport had to be rethought. a grabbed b grasped c clutched d clasped 4 We enjoyed a relaxing holiday in a remote spot where we felt in with nature. Slopes that had looked impossible a year before now seemed pretty easy. It was a fulfilling experience that will remain with me for ever … but the Vallée Blanche still calls. a peace b calm c tune d sympathy 5 Sam might have taken the money. 1 Living and working in another country for a while will certainly your horizons. ‘Bend the knees’. beautiful and awesome. 6 Being lost in the dark in a strange place was a very experience. 26km down a glacier starting at 12. a enlarge b broaden c increase d heighten 2 Rose had decided she wanted to leave her job and nothing was going to her mind. 3 And then. one not to repeat. I had grasped the theory of parallel turns. but I think it’s unlikely. a. this time straight on to harder runs. and left me to get down. There is one heading you do not need. 2 I remember thinking that skiing wasn’t that easy.T est 7 Reading 1 Read the following text about a man who learnt to ski later on in life and match the headings a–g to paragraphs 1–6. I enjoyed simple winter pleasures on Welsh hillsides. grip your poles. Then my friend dragged me to the top of a mountain in a blizzard. a move b cross c make d change 3 As soon as the sales started I the opportunity to head for the shops. 3 I don’t mind having visitors but Nanda always seems to come round at the most times. The slopes were not full of rude head-bangers but sweet families and locals. a uneasy b unfeeling c unaware d unwilling 16 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE . three years ago. roll the skis. 6 Vocabulary 2 Change these nouns into adjectives and use them to complete the sentences. And I did. 5 Then illusions set in. I headed for the nursery slopes where I spent the morning fooling around. to a cheerful little hotel called La Belle Etoile in the Chamonix valley. 7 Never too old to learn? 1 I first decided to give skiing a try when I was 21. teaching myself and not learning how to turn or even stop. a b c d e f g Not an easy lesson A change of heart Not completely forgotten A ridiculous idea Not worth the pain Not the way to start A decision not to return Name: Class: 6 Twelve months later we went back to the same place. ‘Forget it. a truly b highly c considerably d absolutely 6 Charlotte looked extremely upset but seemed to talk about the problem. Those mountains stretched forever. With him I formed a foolhardy plan: to do black runs – the hardest – by the end of week one. I now found it possible to enjoy myself.

8 Speaking Giving a short presentation Choose one of these topics and prepare to give a short presentation (2–3 minutes) on it. Remember to : • • • • • describe the type of film it was and give details. • give your opinion in the conclusion. 6 Have you seen what (put) on the site of the old library? It’s awful! 7 Every week soap operas (watch) by millions of viewers. 6 Complete the sentences with the correct form of have / get something done. 6 Petra’s feet are an unusual size so someone has to make shoes especially for her. give any other interesting information. write in paragraphs. use adverbs and phrases you’ve learnt to make your writing more interesting. 4 I want to find someone to take my daughter’s picture – do you know a good photographer? I want to – do you know a good photographer? 5 My car’s making a funny noise – I really must get someone to put it right. 4 From the top of this hill. as long as you aren’t 6 the obvious dangers you’ll be fine. But as far as the trekking itself goes. at last. My car’s making a funny noise – I really must . 8 I expect (show) all the sights after the conference in Paris. some progress (make) in the discussions with the trade unions. the whole of the city can (see) on a clear day. 1 We’re going to get someone to paint the house this summer. We’re going to this summer. Petra’s feet are an unusual size so she especially for her. 10 Total 50 Grammar 5 Complete the sentences using the passive form of the verbs in brackets. get the bus from Kathmandu to Jiri. Don’t expect luxuries! For the Everest trek. 1 The bank manager told Mr Jones that his application for a loan (consider) carefully but rejected. My hair’s looking so untidy – I must . who can be hired from nearby villages. • give arguments for and against the statement. 5 I can remember (take) to school on my first day – I was very excited but a bit frightened too. 2 My hair’s looking so untidy – I must get someone to cut it. • make some personal recommendations for films to see. 3 Sue’s happy that she (recently / choose) to play in the school tennis team. I’m as I don’t feel safe without it. I have to admit that I was 4 concerned about exploitation and I found it 5 that many of the guides weren’t insured by the companies employing them. 2 The minister says that now. • realistic • outrageous • rely • oblivious • crucial • rather Trekking in Nepal You don’t really need to go through a trekking company to trek around Nepal but it’s 1 to get good maps and a guidebook. a disappeared b abandoned c left d departed 7 3 They’re coming to fix the burglar alarm as I don’t feel safe without it. 6 4 Use the following words to complete the text. © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE New Matrix Upper-Intermediate 17 . but there’s still a long way to go. Add the correct preposition where necessary. • use link words. 1 It is irresponsible of people to take part in dangerous or risky sports.T est 7 7 I can still remember the first time I flew – the roar of the engine as the plane the ground. 6 Writing 7 You have been asked to write a review (200–250 words) of a film for the school magazine. give details of the people involved. then you can 3 the help of local porters. And you do need to have 2 expectations when it comes to places to stay. 2 How can we best encourage people to take up sports in order to keep fit and healthy? Remember to: • introduce your presentation.

a piece b peace c quite d quiet 8 The company my father worked for was going through a lot of changes so he decided to early retirement. the ship will be a good environment for people with children. lawyers and professionals Name: Class: from other fields have spent over eight years producing development plans. the ship will be as big as it is ‘simply because that is the size required to make the community economically self-sustaining and a desirable place to live. a alarm b panic c fear d dread 2 Children taking time off school without permission is a issue which must be dealt with. utopian lifestyle. or something as mundane as doing a bit of gardening. it’s hard to imagine that anyone would want to live on the ship for the majority of their lives or indeed raise children there. a on b at c over d to 5 The film I’ve just seen was really scary – not for the ! a hard-hearted b faint-hearted c kind-hearted d warm-hearted 6 Julia had won several medals started her acting course. The project is a social experiment as well as an engineering achievement that will take great attention to detail to get right. It may sound as if the 50. a determined b persuaded c satisfied d convinced 9 18 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE . a hospital and a library will turn what could be a glorified cruise liner into a selfsufficient city. as well as the many restaurants and entertainment facilities on board.000 people living on board could feel a little trapped at times but provision has been made for over 140 acres of parks with waterfalls and ponds to create a peaceful atmosphere with open spaces for when people want to get away. business will also play a major part. this one’s different and worth seeing as it’ll be the first that can move. 5 The writer doesn’t think that safety will be a problem for passengers. a for b with c in d by dancing before she 7 After a successful meeting with his boss. even with all the facilities available on board and the opportunity to visit many exotic corners of the world. Write T or F in each box.T est 8 Reading 1 Read the article and decide whether these statements are true or false according to the text. 7 The writer feels that the Freedom Ship cannot provide everything a community might need. The real is that if nothing is done about it there could be a terrible accident. At about a kilometre and a half from end to end and twenty five storeys above water. doctors. engineering models. it appears that the ship will be a secure environment in which to live. 1 The main aim of the Freedom Ship is to make money by attracting tourists. 3 According to the website the Freedom Ship will still not be big enough to make it self-sufficient. a bad b severe c concerned d serious 3 Research into global warming has more long term problems for the environment. businessmen. But on the horizon is an ambitious project for a spectacular floating city that could be coming your way… Yes. It is hoped that these stopovers will create a tidal wave of visitors onto the ship to try out the shops of the largest shopping mall in the world. 2 Parks have been provided on board to give people the feeling that they have the opportunity to wander freely. a caused b exposed c raised d created 4 My neighbour is quite a well-known poet who has appeared on TV many occasions. Every public service imaginable including schools. 4 The planning of the Freedom Ship has been given careful consideration. 1 At the top of that cliff path there’s a huge drop and nothing to stop you falling. Adam felt content and at with the world. c or d. such as bumping into an old friend in the street. would always be at the back of your mind. The feeling that you are isolated from a normal part of everyday life. Floating city Despite the fact that three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered in water.’ So far a group of professional engineers. Although tourism has its role in the huge scheme of things. However. The residents will of course be wealthy people in search of a relaxing. 6 The writer feels that due to the facilities available. marketing studies and long term financial analyses. With a team of 2000 security personnel in force. According to the Freedom Ship website. If this is freedom it’s not as we know it. the gigantic Freedom Ship will circumnavigate the globe every two years stopping off at exotic tropical islands that are only accessible by sea. b. a do b make c take d have 9 Mark is that he didn’t get the job because he forgot the interviewer’s name. a. living at sea has failed to catch on. educating children from kindergarten through to college. 7 Vocabulary 2 Choose the best answer.

3 I won’t be in this evening. I’m going to see a film with Katie. Summer camp jobs available right now Camp Loccnar in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania is currently recruiting students to help out with a whole range of activities. or maybe I’ll just be having an early night – I can’t decide. scientists say HOLD YOUR BREATH FOR A CLEANER. An interest in art and music would also be an advantage. 4 I’ve finally decided! I’ll go to Spain again for my holidays this year. 3 Just think! This time next week I’m going to sit / I’ll be sitting in the sun in the south of France! 4 My cousin will get married / is getting married in September. 7 By the time I see you again I’ll have been to Spain and back. tennis. ask the teacher and he’s going to help you. Possibility of earning a high 2 Are you 3 established primary school. 5 I’ve got some work to do but by the time you’re ready to go out I’ll be finishing / I’ll have finished it. A classroom is being specially prepared and will be We welcome applications from experienced teachers who are 8 education. rock climbing. give details of your main interests. Flooding to cost $30 million a yea r. by September. References must be 9 9 Write a letter of application (50–100 words) and a personal statement (about 200 words) to send to Camp Loccnar. 5 Some of these sentences contain mistakes. use the right ending. In your personal statement remember to: • • • • • • • • describe your character and abilities. we strongly encourage you to send us your personal statement together with a letter of application. You have 3–4 minutes to discuss what these headlines suggest about the future of our world and what could be done to make the world a better place for us to live. 2 I’ve still got that book you lent me. horse riding. 7 Have you decided what you’re going to do / you’ll have done when you leave school? 7 In your letter of application remember to: 10 50 Speaking Discussion: the future of our world Preparation time: 2 minutes. 1 The film finishes / will finish at seven so we should have time to go for a pizza afterwards. I’m just going / I’ll just go and get it. ask about the starting date. HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT LOW BIRTH RATE MAY RAISE RETIREMENT AGE © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE New Matrix Upper-Intermediate 19 . say why you are writing. 6 If you don’t understand what to do. Are you an outgoing person who is keen on sport? Would you be a good role model for children? Do you think you would enjoy working with kids? If so. teaching in primary . say why you think you would be good at the job. Work in pairs. Total Grammar 4 Underline the correct future form in each sentence. Underline the mistakes and correct them. 2 I can’t come to your party because I’ll play football all afternoon on Saturday. 1 By the time Georgia finishes writing her book she’ll be working on it for two years. • salary • aptitude • currently • supplied • recruit • interested • working • finished • role Hillside Primary School Head teacher: Mrs Yvonne Mitchell Closing date: Monday. well-behaved and highly motivated children? Do you for languages? Applications are invited from enthusiastic teachers who are able to teach across a range of subjects and take a lead 6 7 in foreign language teaching. 6 The bus comes / will come at about eight o’clock each morning to take us to school. Activities include soccer. 10th May Position: CLASSROOM TEACHER We are looking to 1 for September of this year. mention the documents you have enclosed. swimming and sailing. 8 I can’t believe I got the job! This time next month I’ll have been modelling all the latest fashions! 8 a member of staff . have an 5 4 5 I think I’ll go and see a film with Karl this evening. give details of your experience with children. with in a career in a well- Writing 6 You have seen this advertisement in a local paper.T est 8 3 Fill in the gaps in the advertisement with these words.

2 No one knows exactly how Victor managed to survive without human contact for so long. normal children develop an active passion for speech and tend to experiment with quite complicated sentence patterns. a range b amount c number d series of 4 Lichfield is for being the home town of Samuel Johnson who wrote the first English dictionary. he would have raced away learning new words effortlessly. a prided b popular c esteemed d famous 5 Don’t miss this opportunity to win a free summer holiday! a golden b impressive c fine d inspiring 6 That singer has had so many hits she must have a fortune! a gained b made c won d got 7 Margaret the winter. but Victor – as the boy came to be christened – must have survived alone in the wilds for years. There was a startling animal twitchiness about him and his eyes were like those of a frightened beast’s. a biology professor who examined Victor wrote rather negatively: ‘One would say that there is no connection between his mind and body. Itard had assumed that once Victor had grasped the idea of speech. Finally Itard had to admit defeat. 3 Victor’s character was what people found most interesting about him. 4 Victor was deaf and unable to speak. Would he be a fierce animal that needed to be tamed by society or a generous. laughs. If it were not for his human face. He appeared to have no other thoughts than for food and sleep. The wild boy of Aveyron In the chill dawn of a January morning in 1800. As a child brought up apart from civilisation. Bonnaterre. a 26-year-old doctor from Paris. a deceived b misled c gullible d unintelligent 2 I won the 100 metres. b. But Victor’s animal blankness was unsettling. There didn’t appear to be anything wrong with his vocal chords because he could make a full range of expressive noises. a competitors b rivals c contestants d participants 3 The holiday camp offers children a wide interesting and challenging activities. Victor seemed to have struck some invisible wall as far as language was concerned. he would have gone on to develop a more human mind? But for some reason that never happened. 6 Bonnaterre considered Victor to be little more than an animal. Itard was therefore confused by the fact that Victor remained strangely wooden. and that he reflects on nothing. not in the least interesting or meaningful to him. but the boy never became anything approaching a normal adult. So what are we to make of the sad story of the wild boy of Aveyron? 5 Vocabulary 2 Choose the best answer. And so began the story of the wild boy of Aveyron. And so Victor threatened the concept that humans are born with an ability to speak. 7 Jean Itard was pleased with Victor’s progress. such as grunts. did have a certain amount of success with Victor. How the boy came to be running wild in the forests and mountains of Aveyron was never discovered. 5 Victor was capable of showing emotion.T est 9 Reading 1 Tick (✓) five statements which reflect the content of the text. he has no imagination and no memory. living off the acorns and small animals. his hearing was acute enough for nuts cracked across the room to make him twist around repeatedly with hungry attention. 1 When Irena said that she’d be back before ten her mother wasn’t enough to believe her. After taking in his first few words. c or d. people felt Victor would be perfect in revealing the qualities that were actually inborn in humans. open-hearted child unspoilt by knowledge? Although Victor could not speak and did not react even when people shouted in his ear. a filthy 12year-old boy was spotted in fields on the edge of a small farming village in Southern France. and murmurs. beating a number of Europeans including one of my main who had won in Athens four years earlier. a complains from terrible coughs and colds during b experiences c suffers d catches 7 20 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE . a. The only time he showed any excitement was when he glimpsed the greenery outdoors and struggled to escape. 1 Victor was first noticed because of his unusual appearance. 8 Victor was different from other children in that he wasn’t interested in communicating with people. 9 People felt threatened because Victor did not behave normally. consequently. what would distinguish him from the apes?’ Name: Class: Jean Itard. Surely if he had gained the gift of words. Victor rewarded his teacher with increased interest and affection but made little headway with his ability to speak and think. Between the ages of two and four. even in the use of the limited vocabulary he had learnt – as if the words were merely noises.

give headings to the different sections. 2 If only you (listen) when I tried to advise you. 7 If Gary had put more effort into his work he (could do) a lot better. If 6 I didn’t know how low the salary was so I took the job. what students would like to change about the school. (think) 5 I found the guidebook extremely useful and when I was on holiday. 6 Helena’s mother said she ought what she’d said about her sister as it was very unkind. (intelligent) 2 The tour round the castle was made interesting by our very guide. 6 6 Complete the sentences using the correct form of the verb in brackets. 8 If I hadn’t gone on that skiing holiday I (would /not / break) my leg. If 6 . 10 4 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the word in brackets. don’t think that you can me. Speaking Giving a short presentation Prepare to give a short presentation on one of these topics. . © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE New Matrix Upper-Intermediate 21 . . include some personal comments. include some comments from other students. . positive or negative. (imagine) 4 Adam was a very serious and boy and not at all like his brother. (inform) 6 The atmosphere and beautiful surroundings made the day out a very one. 6 If you’d told me more details about the job. If 2 I didn’t help Mark because he was rude to me. If 3 Henry didn’t pass the exam because he didn’t revise. how students could be encouraged to learn more. 5 Although he looks like his father. 1 I wish I (speak) to Nick so unkindly. 1 These books are full of activities which will appeal to children’s . he his mother in every other way. Total Remember to: 10 50 Grammar 5 Rewrite these sentences using the third conditional. Include: • • • • • • • • what students most enjoy about school life. I (might / apply) for it. 9 I (might / be) able answer the questions if I’d read the instructions more carefully. 2 You really shouldn’t have so much work – it’s making you very unreasonable! 3 When her older brother left home Emilia found it difficult the fact. 4 If only you could (come) to the party – it would have been great! 5 Joanna wishes she (visit) the Tate Gallery while she was in London. If 4 I didn’t buy a new camera because I didn’t have enough money. • take in • take to • take back • take on • take after • take it out on 1 Just because you’ve had a bad day. Tom (could / not / win) the race. suggest an overall conclusion. • introduce your presentation. additional activities that students would like to try. Remember to: . 3 After visiting the dentist Amy wished she (eat) so many sweets. (know) 3 The reason Roberta is good at writing stories is that she has a very vivid . 1 The aim of education should be to prepare students for their working lives. (memory) 6 Writing 7 Your teacher has asked you to write a report (200–250 words) about life at your school. . 1 We arrived late so we missed the start of the film.T est 9 3 Complete the sentences with the correct form of these phrasal verbs. If 5 United played well so they won the football match. • give your opinion in the conclusion. 10 Even if he’d run faster. 4 Robbie Williams’ concert went well and the crowd him immediately. • give arguments for and against the statement. 2 Money is the most important thing for a happy life.

a living b profession c livelihood d business 6 3 Complete the sentences with the correct form of these expressions. 5 What does the author say she has been ‘given back’ by moving to the country? a the peace of mind she lost in the city b the freedom to do as she wishes c the feeling that she’s responsible for her life d the satisfaction of knowing she’s doing the right thing 6 Which phrase in the last paragraph sums up the author’s attitude towards her former life? a worth the effort b relentless conveyor belt c take charge d get away from 6 Vocabulary 2 Choose the best answer. As a result. 4 After the move. Fed up with sitting at a desk. a.T est 10 Reading 1 Read the text and choose the best answer. said we should. the author decided to educate her children at home because a she felt it was her job to do so. My wish is to encourage you to get away from the relentless conveyor belt that is modern society. We have succeeded in growing our own fresh fruit and vegetables. rather than relying on the local shops. b. The country has given something back to us that we didn’t even realise was gone when we lived in the city. It is the ability to see ourselves as productive. we have set ourselves free of systems. what is she talking about? a the work we do b the things we buy c the money we earn d the way we live Name: Class: 3 The author believes that in order to enjoy a simpler life we have to a be prepared to work on the land. c or d. (end of paragraph 2). We have ceased to be part of the mainstream and begun to run our own race. near conveniences to ensure we never run out of anything. But nobody is actually making us do it. simply an adoption of new attitudes which can be applied anywhere. a benefit b pay c income d gain 6 He’s always wanted to paint but found it impossible to make a as an artist. One day I stopped and looked around me. a manners b conduct c action d behaviour 3 Tourists are asked to remember that some styles of dress may offend the local of the area. d make the move to the countryside. • make (someone) wait • make sacrifices • make a habit of • make for • make fun of • make up 1 I don’t know why they’re still together. c the children didn’t settle at school. Why not earn a simple living working the land to some degree. Why? Because someone. b attempt to become self-sufficient. c don’t believe there is any other way to live. Taking charge My family and I are only now realising that life doesn’t have to be complicated. We inhabit densely populated areas. d enjoy the financial benefits this lifestyle brings. and that gives us a feeling of freedom. an annual holiday. 2 When the author says ‘nobody is making us do it’. c or d. a materials b resources c wealth d assets 2 Helga was told that being rude to teachers and shouting in class was not acceptable . a second car. b the children preferred it at home. a view b comprehension c understanding d recognition 5 I really don’t think criminals should be allowed to sell their stories to newspapers for financial . This has led to a life that is satisfying and rewarding. truly contributing to our survival. Our own progression to self-reliant living has included embracing concepts such as homegrowing and homeschooling. 22 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE . They’re always having arguments then again. c change our way of thinking. There’s no doubt in my mind that it was worth the effort. not because they don’t fit in. But by choosing to live this way. 1 People are becoming more aware of the need to use our natural more carefully. but a new life doesn’t necessarily have to mean a geographical relocation. Take charge! 1 The author feels that people put up with living in the city because they a don’t notice how bad the life is. a. d the education system wasn’t as good in the country. we dream of open spaces. b want to live life at the centre of things. to questions 1–5. but because we believe we are capable and that we are responsible for their education. and we listened. and I didn’t like what I saw. however small. our roads are crowded. We educate our children at home in preference to sending them to the local school. a inhabitants b visitors c occupants d settlers 4 The English course I’ve been following has given me an increased of how the language works. than be paid a higher wage for a less satisfying life? We thought so and we have moved to the country. somewhere. b. We live in an age where people suffer the daily grind without ever really getting anywhere. buying a bigger house. our air polluted and our minds are going into overdrive. We work at being successful.

3 I’m not very keen horror films. I much prefer romance! 4 The teacher asked his students to look their homework carefully before handing it in.’ said Hanna. 5 ‘I haven’t finished my homework. Hanna said . 7 ‘You really ought to try harder in class. 7 4 Complete the sentences using one of these prepositions • through • on • by • to • up 1 Rachel is very bright compared the other children in her year. 1 ‘Why haven’t you finished your work?’ the teacher asked Gary. The teacher asked Gary why .’ the teacher told Tom. we got in the car and home.’ said Clare. It’s better to live in the city than in the countryside. 4 . 6 3 ‘Please don’t tell anyone about the accident. 5 1 Writing 8 A travel magazine is holding a competition for an essay (200–250 words) entitled ‘A country of great differences’. Tony explained to the teacher . • give arguments for and against the statement. 6 After a long day’s walk in the mountains. Speaking Giving a short presentation Prepare to give a short presentation (2–3 minutes). 5 ‘The National Gallery is really worth visiting.’ Tony told the teacher. • give your opinion in the conclusion. Dorota the National Gallery.’ Margaret said to Kate. We are now in a position to consider making a further 500 jobs available for school leavers 3 being able to offer sponsorship for bright students who are hoping to start out on a career in industry. 6 ‘You broke my new pen. 10 Total 50 Grammar 6 Complete the sentences using these verbs. Remember to: • say whether these differences are positive or negative.T est 10 2 I’ll lend you the money this time. Margaret new pen. • give your opinion in the conclusion. 3 I hate that dentist. 5 5 Complete the speech using these words. You decide to write an essay about your country. but don’t asking. Sebastian anyone about the accident. Add the correct preposition where necessary. Yesterday he for hours for my appointment and I was really nervous. but I’ll do it later. The teacher in class. 5 Julie was very sad after having broken with her boyfriend. 4 If you enrol on that evening course it’ll mean – no more free time! 5 My older brother likes me for working hard at school but I don’t care. Clare for the meal. the company is now going from strength to strength and is expanding rapidly. • the different ways people choose to live. 5 7 Change these statements and questions from direct to reported speech. © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE New Matrix Upper-Intermediate 23 . 3 ‘What time does the film start?’ Do you know ? 4 ‘I don’t want to go swimming because I hate it!’ said Petra Petra made it clear that . • different parts of the country. This 2 has led to increased possibilities for promotion and personal development for our employees. 2 ‘I’m late because the bus didn’t arrive. 4 ‘Why don’t we go to the cinema after school?’ said John. • accuse • deny • insist • recommend • suggest • plead • urge 1 ‘I didn’t cheat in the exam. Fred in the exam. Write about: • the differences between people. Remember to: • introduce your presentation. we need to continue to look for opportunities for investment at home and abroad 5 that will be our main aim for the coming year. 2 ‘I am determined to pay for the meal.’ said Fred.’ said Dorota. John to the cinema after school. 2 I was really surprised the amount of rubbish on the streets when I visited London last year. • in turn • despite • nevertheless • so • as well as some financial difficulties at the beginning of the year.’ Sebastian said to his mother.

a. But. Haddon’s book is startling in its originality. and the ‘Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize’ in 2003. The twist comes when. b. to Christopher’s dismay. 4 According to the writer. a possibility b hope c way d plan 5 The film Cold Mountain was from a novel by Charles Frazier. c how interested Christopher is in numbers. He is very knowledgeable about advanced Maths and Science but he suffers from Asperger’s syndrome. b his mother lives there. His father told him she had died of a heart attack rather than admit that she had fallen in love with the next door neighbour and abandoned them both. It is a literary success story that appeals across the generations. c or d. Christopher’s fragile mind has to cope not only with the revelation that his mother has betrayed his father. frantic outpouring of dialogue. above all. c nature. open to all books. to be reunited with his mother. a. b conflict. c it appeals to people of all ages. oblivious to the obvious dangers. who has stabbed the dog in an act of revenge after finding out that his wife has run away. Mark Haddon’s book won more than one award because a it is very original. but also the devastating truth that his mother is still alive. three months and three days old’ and has a photographic memory. 5 According to the writer. with the dog’s owner. 3 The main reason Christopher goes to London is that a he doesn’t like his father. When he discovers his neighbour’s dead dog lying on the lawn. b how Christopher tries to remember his age. He is also very interested in red cars. to questions 1–5. a changed b closed c affected d altered 3 Sebastian wasn’t the bit interested in what I had to say. documentaries about underwater volcanoes and baked beans with broccoli for supper ‘laid out on a plate so that they are not touching’. c he is attracted by danger. Christopher is the touchingly gullible narrator of Mark Haddon’s moving and often troubling account of one boy’s struggle with a world which he knows but cannot begin to understand. d he wants to have new experiences. go and see the film for yourself. he sends out a powerful message about the complicated business of everyday life. decides to broaden his horizons and heads for London. a least b leased c less d lest 4 As the prisoner saw the guards coming up behind him he realised that he had lost his last of escape. an increased understanding of the emotive issue of child disability. the killer turns out to be his own father. the police. Haddon’s book outperformed its rivals to win ‘Whitbread Book Of The Year’. a damaged b destroyed c collapsed d wrecked 6 24 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE . Read it and see! Name: Class: 1 The writer mentions that Christopher is ‘15 years. don’t take my for it. offering in the form of a story. Christopher tells it in an urgent. 5 Vocabulary 2 Choose the best answer. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon Christopher Boone is keen on dogs: ‘They do not tell lies’. 1 If you really want to know how good it is. the story is mainly about a lies. 2 What upsets Christopher about the dog is the fact that a it is dead. a frightening journey into the unknown. c his father killed it.Progress test 2 Reading 1 Read the review and choose the best answer. b it was stabbed. d the owner didn’t seem to care. b. Haddon has written a story about lies and conflict and about being in tune with nature. c or d. Christopher becomes a detective on a quest to reveal the identity of the killer. which is broken only for a series of brilliantly vivid lessons which he gives the reader on subjects as diverse as prime numbers and astronauts. d everyday life. a word b advice c view d opinion 2 Many shops will be by the decision not to allow cars into the city centre. It is certain to leave its mark on you. a adjusted b arranged c altered d adapted 6 Although the temple was over 2000 years ago. many tourists still visit the ruins today. b it deals with emotive issues. apparently without a care in the world. Christopher is ‘15 years. d it explains disability in children. three months and three days old’ to show a how Christopher’s mind works. d how Christopher is too old to make a fuss about food. which means he has problems with social relationships and is preoccupied with his own special interests. It is also why he feels uneasy about touching brown objects and why if he sees ‘four yellow cars in a row’ this makes for what he calls a ‘Black Day’. Christopher.

8 This letter’s for you.’ Ursula said. 1 I wish I was brave enough to go up the Eiffel Tower while I was in Paris. 5 Are you sure that the train’s left at 8. 7 This region of France is famous its fine white wine. 8 7 Complete the sentences using the correct form of the verbs in brackets. The weather will get better later. 4 My Spanish improved so much because I spent last summer in Valencia. • give away • come up with • carry out • look through • take (something) in 1 The author was having difficulty in good ideas for his new book.30 a. Not much . but it was a lovely meal. 3 You really must have seen that film. 7 ‘I’m not going to do any more work because I’m too tired. 5 6 Rewrite these sentences starting with the words given. 7 Total 50 © Oxford University Press PHOTOCOPIABLE New Matrix Upper-Intermediate 25 . She’s the tall one over there the long dark hair. Rain could cause problems. 2 By the time George (finish) his homework it was far too late to go out. 5 You should the contract carefully before you signed it. 5 What time is Jack coming? Do you know ? 6 ‘Why haven’t you finished you meal?’ Linda’s father asked her. A B C D E F G The temperature could drop below freezing. tomorrow? 6 I’m really pleased because I’ve recently been asking to join the school basketball team. 2 He’s having his car to repair this weekend. Some planes may be delayed. 4 Don’t tell me too much about the film. 2 They’re not doing much about the problem of pollution in our cities. It’s nice weather for the time of year. more children are taking time off school without permission than ever before. There’s not much chance of sunny weather. 2 Our teacher is always saying he’s going to keep us in after class. 3 By this time next year I nurse. Sun will follow foggy conditions. but I haven’t really yet. 3 My daughter told me the house had been burgled.m. 1 I didn’t finish my homework because my friend came round. It was so good! 4 I’m really upset because Jane accused me to take her money. 1 Even if you’d told me about it I (could / not / come) to the party. 2 Jim’s success as an actor was the result a lot of hard work and dedication. If . You may choose an extract more than once. 3 You can only reach the house by going down this narrow path. 7 4 Fill the gaps with these prepositions.Progress test 2 3 Complete the sentences with the correct form of these phrasal verbs. Underline the mistakes and correct them. • with • to • of • in • by • for 1 According recent statistics. Linda’s father asked her . Ursula made it clear that .m. 4 It took me hours to work out the solution the last Maths question. The house . 6 Listening 8 You are going to hear five extracts from weather forecasts. I’m sorry but I opened it accident. Decide which extracts (1–5) contain the following information. 6 Students are asked not to make a habit being late for class. I hate it when people the ending. 6 Grammar 5 All these sentences contain a mistake. If . 4 Have you heard about what at college all this week? (qualify) as a (happen) 5 You really (needn’t / go) to so much trouble. Write the extract numbers in the boxes provided. but he never actually his threats. 6 The coach each day. (leave) for London at 7 a. 3 That’s my sister. 5 Mary succeeded answering all the questions on the exam paper.

Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. Communication sustained for most of the task. Good communication sustained throughout. 1 for each of the following: • • • • • • • • • • describing the sort of place it was describing why Tom went there describing what happened / what went wrong describing Tom’s feelings at the end of the story appropriate style for a story appropriate range of vocabulary grammar mostly correct spelling mostly correct correct number of words legible handwriting Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her participation in the discussion. and expresses ideas and opinions. makes suggestions and / or comparisons where appropriate. and expresses ideas and opinions confidently. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in the discussion. Good communication sustained throughout. 26 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in the discussion. and expresses ideas and opinions confidently. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the discussion. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her participation in the discussion. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate. Communication sustained for most of the task. makes suggestions and / or comparisons where appropriate. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. .T est 1 Answer key Test 1 1 1 e 2 b 3 a 4 d 5 c (you don’t need f) 2 1 to live up to 2 fell behind with 3 going on about 4 to carry on 5 satisfaction 9 helpful 5 immature 5 went out with 6 assignments 6 dropped out of 7 reaction 8 commercial Test 2 1 1 f 2 b 3 a 4 e 5 c 2 1 run smoothly 2 went wrong 3 to have no control 4 became defensive 5 felt pressurised 7 made a conscious decision 4 enthusiastically 5 knowledge 6 cleared the air 3 1 countless 2 variety 3 attraction 4 creative 3 1 hurriedly 2 responsibility 3 intention 6 difficulty 4 1 irresponsible 2 impossible 3 inexpensive 4 illegal 5 1 since I saw such a good film 2 3 4 5 6 7 been learning English for three years go to the party until you’ve finished all your work has been living in Harrogate since 1993 did you get / buy that CD speak to Clare again until she’s apologised haven’t seen Dale for three weeks 4 1 a 2 d 3 c 4 b 5 d 6 a 5 1 looking 2 taking 3 to work 4 shouting 5 to go 6 to miss 2 3 4 5 7 visiting 8 to write 9 helping 6 1 in going out tonight of feeling unwell. makes suggestions and / or comparisons. makes suggestions and / or comparisons. 4 for: • addressing each point 1 for each of the following: • • • • • • appropriate style for description appropriate descriptive vocabulary grammar mostly correct spelling mostly correct correct number of words legible handwriting 7 Assessment guidelines 10 marks in total. making suggestions and / or comparisons and expressing ideas and opinions. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty in participating in the discussion. and expresses ideas and opinions. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. Maria managed to win the race who she could ask about the school trip forward to visiting America for the first time how to get to the station / how he / she could get to the station 6 of watching TV 7 stand people shouting at me 6 1 never 2 still 3 yet 4 already 5 ever 6 just 7 yet 8 already 7 Assessment guidelines 10 marks in total. Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the discussion.

Good communication sustained throughout. expresses approval and disapproval confidently. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur. making suggestions and / or comparisons and expressing ideas and opinions. and justifying opinions. Test 5 1 1 F 2 F 3 T 4 T 5 F 6 F 7 T 2 1 b 2 c 3 c 4 a 5 d 6 a 3 1 turned to 2 broke up 3 laid down 4 fall back 5 back (me) up 5 enthusiasm 6 pick up 6 confidence 7 piling up Test 4 1 1 b 2 a 3 d 4 c 5 b 2 1 a 2 c 3 b 4 d 5 b 6 c 7 b 8 c 9 d 4 1 ambition 2 successful 3 belief 4 Luckily New Matrix Upper-Intermediate 27 . Good: 4–5 presents views effectively. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her presentation. making suggestions and / or comparisons and expressing ideas and opinions. and expresses ideas and opinions confidently. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate. expresses approval and disapproval. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur. Some errors in the use of grammatical structures and vocabulary occur. and justifies opinions. expressing approval and disapproval. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate. 4 for: • addressing the key points 1 for each of the following: • • • • • • appropriate beginning and ending for informal letter appropriate style for informal letter appropriate range of vocabulary grammar mostly correct spelling mostly correct legible handwriting Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in the discussion. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate. and expresses ideas and opinions. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her participation in the discussion. Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5.Answer key Inadequate:1–2 has difficulty in participating in the discussion. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. Adequate: 3 presents views satisfactorily. 4 for: • addressing each point 1 for each of the following: • • • • • • appropriate style for description appropriate descriptive vocabulary grammar mostly correct spelling mostly correct correct number of words legible handwriting 5 1 grew 2 had 3 used to be 4 would go 5 used to stay 6 would help 9 broke 10 managed 7 let 8 used to rain 6 Assessment guidelines 10 marks in total. 3 1 gathered 2 encouraged 3 allocated 4 apply 5 to devote 6 established 7 achieve 9 to maintain 10 represented 4 Nevertheless 2 3 4 5 5 without doubt 8 selected 4 1 all in all 2 unfortunately 3 According to 6 apart from 5 1 where the library is if / whether Peter went to the cinema if / whether you are / you’re going to apply for that job where I have / I’ve put my keys how Claire got back from the party last night Test 3 1 1 F 2 T 3 F 4 F 5 T 6 T 7 F 2 1 faint-hearted 2 sociable 3 contribution 4 dramatic 5 pollution 6 extinction 7 destruction 9 starvation 10 captivity 8 charming 3 1 b 2 c 3 a 4 a 5 d 4 1 is forever asking 2 Do you ever think 3 don’t often go 4 are / ’re always telling 5 will / ’ll never change 6 is always complaining 7 arrives 8 doesn’t usually give 6 1 where 2 whose 3 which 4 who / that 5 which 7 Assessment guidelines 10 marks in total. Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the discussion. makes suggestions and / or comparisons. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty presenting views. Good communication sustained throughout. makes suggestions and / or comparisons where appropriate. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty in participating in the discussion. Communication sustained for most of the task. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. and justifies opinions convincingly. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. Communication sustained for most of the task.

This is a hive of activity with Mr and Mrs Tan. hard at work. 6 1 Although 2 because 3 While 4 so 5 When 6 If 7 Assessment guidelines 10 marks in total. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate. there’s always a Chinese calendar… and from the outside what is pretty impressive is that you can see straight through to the kitchen in the background. er no. Good communication sustained throughout. a counter. but they’d been in the business for 25 years before that. Adequate: 3 presents information about self satisfactorily. expresses approval and disapproval confidently. I’m Ricky Tan and I’m here with my family who run the business. until I‘ve saved enough to do a postgraduate degree. when you were growing up. it was embarrassing… I used to envy other children who didn’t have to share their house. onwards till twelve… John: So since school you’ve always been working? Ricky: Well actually. and justifying opinions. what’s the history of this particular shop? Ricky: It’s been here about a year and a half. If I wanted a glass of milk I had to come downstairs in my pyjamas. after school. I don’t get time to socialise with my friends or do things like that ‘cos I’m stuck here six days a week from three p. mopping the floors. maybe cutting some vegetables. who have been serving up Chinese takeaway meals for more than a quarter of a century. expresses opinions and justifies them convincingly. a Chinese takeaway. a ‘Chinese’ is still the most popular takeaway. Ricky Tan: Progress test 1 1 1 F 2 F 3 T 4 T 5 F 6 T 2 1 b 2 c 3 a 4 d 5 c 6 a 7 b 8 d 3 1 been going on about 2 carried on with 3 drop out of 4 been going out with 6 just 7 unfortunately 5 fallen behind with Hello. the Tans. yeah. were you expected to help your parents out? Ricky: We all helped out now and again. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her presentation. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur. The Tans haven’t spent a huge amount on interior design. I can see a menu which looks set into the top of the counter. accounting for about 210 million meals annually. so it’s building up quite a big regular business.m. And we British have an almost insatiable appetite for Chinese food and it’s reckoned now that. and although I can see four Indian restaurants in the space of one hundred yards. John: So. John Green: So you’ve got your parents in the kitchen cooking away… tell me. just peering through the window. I’ve worked in this shop from day one – unfortunately… John: Why do you say that? Ricky: Well.000 Chinese takeaways up and down the country. a TV. John Green: This is Stirchley in Birmingham. but in fact the other kids at school envied me. after fish and chips. but after that with no job to go to I thought I’d come and join the family business for the time being. We always lived above the family shop really so I couldn’t get away from it. expressing approval and disapproval. my mum and dad and my little sister. Good: 4–5 presents information about self effectively. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. Today John Green goes to Birmingham to meet a Chinese family. so I want to go in and find out a bit more. who helps out on Fridays and Saturdays. it’s simple. 1 for each of the following: • • • • • • • • • • writing appropriate introduction paragraph agreeing with the statement paragraph disagreeing with the statement personal view in the conclusion appropriate style for argument appropriate range of vocabulary linking ideas appropriately grammar mostly correct spelling mostly correct legible handwriting Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. no. I’ve actually come to East End. Well. Communication sustained for most of the task. a year and three quarters now. together with their daughter. a Chinese calendar. expresses approval and disapproval. I went to university and studied history. East End.Answer key 5 1 became 2 recorded 3 had ended 4 was living 5 had decided 8 found 6 hadn’t played 7 didn’t even have 7 1 to live 2 to go 3 of helping 4 to play 5 asking 6 in learning 7 to try 8 Tapescript Hello and welcome to our weekly series about the different foods that you can eat in Britain. with all that food around! 1 b 2 c 3 a 4 d 5 b 6 c 7 b 4 1 still 2 All in all 3 apart from 4 unless 5 already 5 1 has been working at the bank 2 help you unless you 3 since I saw 4 did James get/buy 5 how Paul managed to run Test 6 1 1 c 2 d 3 c 4 b 5 a 2 1 a 2 c 3 b 4 d 5 d 6 a 7 d 8 b 9 c 10 d 11 a 12 c 5 result of 6 put to 7 comes from 6 1 can’t 2 3 4 5 I was hearing was gardening that she felt have enjoyed must (have spent) I heard had been gardening of feeling enjoy 3 1 According to 2 evidence of 3 relate to 4 alarmed by 4 1 should have come 2 needn’t have done 3 ought to have invited 4 must have decided 5 might have been 6 can’t have been 28 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate . Some errors in the use of grammatical structures and vocabulary occur. just four chairs. is probably representative of all the other 10. and justifies opinions. John: Your parents started it? Ricky: Yes. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty presenting information about self. I suppose.

Some errors in the use of grammatical structures and vocabulary occur. dark. expresses approval and disapproval confidently. threatening shouldn’t /oughtn’t to (have shouted) must (have been) can’t (have forgotten) may / might (have left) must (have been) (needn’t) have done can’t (have been) 5 1 had been considered 2 is being made 3 has recently been chosen 4 be seen 5 being taken 6 has been put 7 are watched 8 I’ll be shown 6 1 have / get the house painted 2 3 4 5 6 have / get it cut having / getting the burglar alarm fixed have / get my daughter’s picture taken have / get it put right has to have / get shoes made 7 Assessment guidelines 10 marks in total. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in the discussion. small. and justifies opinions convincingly. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. Good: 4–5 presents views effectively. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her presentation. Good communication sustained throughout. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate. makes suggestions and / or comparisons where appropriate. large. and expresses ideas and opinions.Answer key 5 1 must 2 leather. threatening 4 needn’t 5 6 7 8 9 10 needn’t should ought to ought not to do could would / could (have helped) small. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. makes suggestions and / or comparisons. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. expressing approval and disapproval. Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. and justifying opinions. and justifies opinions. Good communication sustained throughout. red. Test 8 1 1 F 2 T 3 F 4 T 5 T 6 F 7 T 2 1 c 2 d 3 b 4 a 5 b 6 a 7 b 8 c 9 d 3 1 recruit 2 salary 3 interested 4 working 5 aptitude 6 role 7 finished 8 currently 9 supplied Test 7 1 1 f 2 g 3 b 4 a 5 d 6 c (you don’t need e) 2 1 original 2 amazed 3 inconvenient 4 powerful 5 spectacular 6 frightening 7 effective 4 1 finishes 2 I’ll just go 3 I’ll be sitting 4 is getting married 5 I’ll have finished 6 comes 7 you’re going to do 3 1 b 2 d 3 a 4 c 5 b 6 d 7 c 4 1 crucial 2 realistic 3 rely on 4 rather 5 outrageous 6 oblivious to 5 1 she’ll be working 2 3 4 5 I’ll play Correct I’ll go I’ll just be having she’ll have been working I’ll be playing / I’m playing I’m going to go / I’m going I’ll just have 29 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate . 1 for each of the following: • • • • • • • • • • describing weather and surroundings describing appearance and character of people describing the place and important objects using appropriate adjectives and adverbs using appropriate paragraphing appropriate style for detective story linking ideas appropriately grammar mostly correct spelling mostly correct legible handwriting Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Communication sustained for most of the task. expresses approval and disapproval. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her participation in the discussion. making suggestions and / or comparisons and expressing ideas and opinions. 1 for each of the following: • • • • • • • • • • description of the type of film details of people involved other interesting information appropriate paragraphing use of adverbs and phrases to make writing interesting linking ideas appropriately making personal recommendations for films to see appropriate style for review grammar mostly correct spelling mostly correct 6 Assessment guidelines 10 marks in total. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate. Adequate: 3 presents views satisfactorily. red 3 dark. leather large. Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the discussion. and expresses ideas and opinions confidently. Inadequate:1–2 has difficulty in participating in the discussion. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty presenting views. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur. Communication sustained for most of the task.

Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. 8 2 1 c 2 b 3 a 4 d 5 a 6 b 7 c 3 1 take it out on 2 taken on 3 to take in 4 took to 5 takes after 4 thoughtful 6 to take back 5 informative 6 memorable Test 10 1 1 a 2 d 3 c 4 a 5 c 6 b 2 1 b 2 d 3 a 4 c 5 d 6 a 3 1 making up 2 make a habit of 3 made me wait 4 making sacrifices 5 making fun of 6 made for 4 1 intelligence 2 knowledgeable 3 imagination 5 1 If we hadn’t arrived late at the cinema. 5 If United hadn’t played (so) well. Good: 4–5 presents views effectively. expresses approval and disapproval. and justifies opinions convincingly. and justifying opinions. he would have passed the exam. makes suggestions and / or comparisons. Adequate: 3 presents views satisfactorily. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her participation in the discussion. making suggestions and / or comparisons and expressing ideas and opinions. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty presenting views.Answer key 6 he’s going to help 7 Correct 8 I’ll have been modelling he’ll help I’ll be modelling 6 Assessment guidelines 10 marks in total. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. 6 1 hadn’t spoken 2 had listened 3 hadn’t eaten 4 have come 5 had visited 6 might have applied 7 could have done 8 wouldn’t have broken 9 might have been 10 couldn’t have won In letter of application: 7 Assessment guidelines 10 marks in total. Test 9 1 Statements 1. Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her presentation. 6. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate. 2 If Mark hadn’t been (so) rude to me. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur. 3 If Henry had revised. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate. 1 for each of the following: • mentioning what students enjoy about school • mentioning what students would like to change about school • mentioning how students should be encouraged to learn • mentioning possible additional activities • including comments from other students • including personal comments • giving headings to the sections • suggesting an overall conclusion • grammar mostly correct • spelling mostly correct Overall: • grammar and spelling mostly correct Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Communication sustained for most of the task. Good communication sustained throughout. expresses approval and disapproval confidently. we wouldn’t have missed the start of the film. and justifies opinions. 1 for each of the following: In personal statement: • • • • • • • • • description of character and abilities giving reasons for being good at the job giving details of main interests giving details of experience with children giving reasons for writing asking about starting date linking ideas appropriately mentioning enclosed documents using appropriate ending 4 If I’d had enough money. and expresses ideas and opinions confidently. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in the discussion. Some errors in the use of grammatical structures and vocabulary occur. they wouldn’t have won / would have lost the match. 5. 2. Good communication sustained throughout. I wouldn’t have taken the job. makes suggestions and / or comparisons where appropriate. 4 1 to 2 by 3 on 4 through 5 up 5 1 Despite 2 in turn 3 as well as 4 Nevertheless 5 so 30 New Matrix Upper-Intermediate . Communication sustained for most of the task. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur. I would have helped him. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty in participating in the discussion. expressing approval and disapproval. 6 If I’d known how low the salary was. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the discussion. I would have bought a new camera. Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. and expresses ideas and opinions.

Each student is awarded the following profile description according to his / her presentation. Good communication sustained throughout. the Highlands and Islands are rather cloudy though.Answer key 6 1 denied cheating 2 3 4 5 6 7 2 3 4 5 insisted on paying pleaded with his mother not to tell suggested going recommend visiting accused Kate of breaking urged Tom to try harder that he was late because the bus hadn’t arrived what time the film starts she didn’t want to go swimming because she hates it that she hadn’t finished her homework but that she would do it later 5 1 was 2 3 4 5 6 to repair must to take ’s left asking had been repaired should have / ought to have of taking leaves asked 6 1 my friend hadn’t come round. I would have finished my 2 3 4 5 6 7 homework. That’ll take a few hours to clear … 2 … in Scotland it’s dry just about everywhere. Temperatures will drop tonight and tomorrow will see more patchy rain and one or two heavier showers … Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. temperatures are still at or near freezing so there could be ice underfoot. expresses approval and disapproval confidently. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur. After a widespread frost it’ll be milder today but will still feel quite chilly. Some errors in the use of grammatical structures and vocabulary occur. and after that rather chilly start. almost unbroken sunshine with maybe just a slight breeze. that’s around the fringes of southern Greater Manchester and into Cheshire. expressing approval and disapproval. and also in North West England with a particularly thick chunk in the Manchester Airport area just now. One exception is the north and west of Scotland where it will stay cloudy and rather windy with some drizzle around as well … 5 … well as a result of heavy rain we still have 78 flood warnings with one severe flood warning. Good: 4–5 presents views effectively. Inadequate: 1–2 has difficulty presenting views. 1 for each of the following: • • • • • • • • • • appropriate style for essay mentioning the differences between people mentioning different ways people live mentioning different parts of the country mentioning whether differences are positive or negative using appropriate adjectives and adverbs giving an opinion in the conclusion grammar mostly correct spelling mostly correct legible handwriting 7 1 couldn’t have come 2 had finished 3 I’ll have qualified 8 Tapescript 1 … there are still some patches of fog around chiefly in the Midlands. can only be reached by going down this narrow path. she wasn’t going to do any more work because she was too tired. is being done about the problem of pollution in our cities. expresses approval and disapproval. and justifies opinions convincingly. and justifies opinions. A 4 B 5 C 3 D 2 E 3 F 1 G 3 Progress test 2 1 1 a 2 c 3 b 4 d 5 c 2 1 a 2 c 3 a 4 b 5 d 6 b 3 1 coming up with 2 carries out 3 taken it in 4 give away 5 have looked through 4 1 to 2 of 3 with 4 to 5 in 6 of 7 for 8 by New Matrix Upper-Intermediate 31 . temperatures for Scotland around 8 to 10 degrees … 3 … and now for England and Wales. Temperatures in the coldest spots could get as low as –4 or –5 by the end of the night. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. then really a very nice day with blue skies. what time Jack is coming? why she hadn’t finished her meal. I hadn’t spent last summer in Valencia. my Spanish wouldn’t have improved so much. temperatures of 8 to 10 which is really pretty good for the middle of February … 4 … tonight’s going to be another fine night but the temperature will drop sharply again after dark. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate. with some possible disruption to flights. 4 has been happening 5 needn’t have gone 6 leaves 7 1 he hadn’t finished his homework 8 Assessment guidelines 10 marks in total. and justifying opinions. Communication sustained for most of the task. those fog patches I mentioned should disperse in an hour or two. It will be quite blustery and in Southern Scotland there could be gusts of strong wind. and any sightings of the sun here are best regarded as a bonus. Adequate: 3 presents views satisfactorily.

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