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Answer the following questions:

During the storm, what did the narrator do to make Usher calmer?
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What happened to the House of Usher at the end?
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Why did the narrator in The Black Cat become so violent?
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Why did Prince Prospero invite his friends to his castle?
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What happened when the stranger turned and looked at the Prince?
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What kind of friends did William have in Eton?
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How did he get the money he needed there?
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Why did William Wilson have to leave Oxford for Europe?
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In The Tell-Tale Heart, what did the narrator want to escape from?
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How did the police find the old man's dead body?
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Write the words for the following definitions:
What you say to help people:
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A long thin flat piece of wood:
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A small hard block which is used for building blocks:
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A room in the ground under a house:
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A box in which a dead person is put:
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A feeling of deep sadness and hopelessness:
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the black clock fell down. _____ When the last person at the ball died. [2 ] TOP MARKS 1 Photocopiable © Burlington Books . _____ The new cat looked the same as Pluto in every way. _____ The police found the woman and the dead cat together behind the wall. _____ When Pluto bit the narrator. _____ Roderick Usher invited the author of the story because he was ill. used for fighting: _____________________ • Drops of water that come from the eye when you cry: _____________________ • The sound of a voice speaking very softly and quietly: _____________________ IV Say if the following sentences are True (T) or False (F). _____ He used to be a good boy but something changed when he started going to Eton. Prince Prospero was not afraid of the Read Death. he cut one of his legs off. the narrator in The Tell-Tale Heart could hear the old man's watch. _____ At the end of the story. _____ In The Black Cat.• With little colour in the face: _____________________ • A very long sharp knife. the narrator's wife was the person that took care of Pluto. _____ In The Masque of the Read Death. _____ William Wilson is a well-loved name all over the world.

... b.. According to two education professors..... below-average students (paragraph II) 4. Illinois................ And....... One secondary-school English teacher in California won the state’s 2003 Literacy Teacher of the Year award for the dramatic rise in his students’ achievements......... ... it must be fun to be able to say.. music. But that’s what’s happening now throughout the United States......... exam marks and class participation rose significantly.. A CD of school-related songs by The Funkamentals........ [2 ] TOP MARKS 1 Photocopiable © Burlington Books .. 1. novels and plays.” And besides... used rap lyrics to teach grammar to underachievers... While some parents and educators disapprove of this trend – mainly because of the violent lyrics – it’s hard for them to argue with the results. was a poet from Wales.. which the rappers Dead Prez based on the Orwell novel. c........ wrote Animal Farm.. or hip-hop. Rap in the classroom is being used increasingly in a................ He “hooked” the kids on poetry – beginning with that of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas – by showing them similarities in the themes and types of rhymes used by Thomas and the late African-American rapper Tupac Shakur... Dylan Thomas a......... deceased (paragraph III) 3 ...... rap can function “as a bridge linking the streets and the world of academics. .... inner-city neighbourhoods....... ............................. For example........ There..... the focus is on analysing how the messages promoted by rap criticise or comment on those promoted by society... c. New York City.. 2 Find words or phrases in the text that mean: 1. . Are the following statements T (true) or F (false)? Find evidence in the text to support your answers. an Arizona-based band. There’s occasionally a more direct link between rap and required reading: some teachers now introduce George Orwell’s classic book Animal Farm by using the song Animals in Man... surprisingly....... was an African-American poet............. contains one naming all the chemicals that chemistry students have to memorise.......... .............. low-income urban areas.... got someone very interested in something (paragraph III) 5.... especially in poorer. b.... rap has even been used in chemistry classes. . appeared and became known (paragraph I) 3............... Everyone agrees that it is appropriate to use rap in the classroom.. ........ Illinois. I II III IV V 1 RAP IS COOL... “I have to listen to this CD for homework!” Choose the correct answer.Read the text and answer the questions that follow. when a teacher in Springfield... 1............... with its rhyming lyrics emerged thirty years ago in New York City..... nobody knew that it would become a respected teaching aid........... And similar results have occurred in literature classes where rap lyrics are used as a starting point for learning how to analyse poems..... 2... IT’S BEING USED IN SCHOOL … When rap...... ending with the same sound (paragraph I) 2... Rap is also being used to teach sociology....

............................................................... and explain what you think they mean and why you like them.......... Write an e-mail to a friend about a song you like...... ...... Explain why you liked or didn’t like it.............................................................. A song by The Funkamentals can be used to ....................................... ...... 2...................... . 2.................... Give a few examples of the lyrics... ......... 4 Complete the sentences using the information given in the text. 5 Write a composition of about 100-120 words..... ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ [2 ] TOP MARKS 1 Photocopiable © Burlington Books . 1.... 1......... 2............. The works of Dylan Thomas and Tupac Shakur contain ...... .... Rap has been shown to be a helpful method for low-achieving students........... Use your own words as far as possible............ Describe an unusual teaching method or aid that has been used in one of your lessons......................... Choose one option.

and reduces stress. It’s not long before everyone begins to laugh for real. Production of pain-relieving and mood-elevating brain chemicals [2 ] . 1. It also lowers blood pressure. genuine 4. 1. have already spotted this potential trend. could crying be next? After all. Many participants report that they are eventually able to make themselves laugh alone. there are also health benefits associated with the emotional release of crying. scientist 3. crawling (line 11) a. These include things such as imitating animals. both in China. In Laughter Yoga. Since 1995. The owners of the two first-known “cry bars”. according to Indian physician Dr Madan Kataria. And workers in a post office in Seoul. Laughter stimulates production of brain chemicals that relieve pain and elevate mood. spontaneous (line 6) a. Choose the best meaning for each word or phrase. relieve (line 2) a. he’s taught his methods to people who have established over 500 Laughter Clubs in 40 countries.Read the text and answer the questions that follow. physician (line 5) a. running c. ignore b. also known as the Giggling Guru. And of course. 5 10 15 20 1 LEARN TO LAUGH The expression “Laughter is the best medicine” has been shown to be at least partly true. have attended laughing classes as part of an effort to provide friendlier customer service. physics expert b. Hightech firms. moving on hands and knees 5. Laughter Yoga is even catching on with companies and government agencies in several countries. The entry fees include foods such as red peppers and onions. increase c. sudden and unplanned c. which cause tears in many people. catching on (line 14) a. is the founder of Laughter Yoga. Laughter is also something that we don’t get enough of. tissues are provided. South Korea. medical doctor c. That’s partly because we generally only laugh at something since it’s difficult to make ourselves laugh. being used c. TOP MARKS 1 Photocopiable © Burlington Books . jumping or crawling while making laughing sounds (like “ha-ha-ha” or “ho-ho-ho”). However. many people are unable to do easily. Once people master the art of laughing. lessen 2. and it’s something that. And he says that this type of laughter is as beneficial as the spontaneous act of laughing at something. there are laughing clubs for worried families of soldiers. Dr Kataria. have found that Laughter Yoga is a great way for people with demanding jobs to reduce stress. being discussed 2 Complete the sentences. carefully planned b. everyone can learn this skill. becoming popular b. walking b. for instance. In the US. like laughing. breathing exercises are combined with “laughter exercises”.

.............. Write a formal letter to a school suggesting the idea of forming a Laughter Club.......................................... Explain why you think it would be a good idea... 3 Answer the questions......... 1................ Since 1995............................................................. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ [2 ] TOP MARKS 1 Photocopiable © Burlington Books .... film or television programme............................................................ according to information given in the text................. more than 500 Laughter Clubs................. 4 Write a composition of about 100-120 words... ............................. ...................... Describe a funny scene in a book. 2..................2.... Use your own words as far as possible... In what ways are laughing and crying similar? ............ Choose one option. 1.................................... .. 2.......... . and explain why it made you laugh................................ For what different reasons are laughing classes becoming popular in some companies and government agencies? .....

.. Those who called themselves “lucky” stopped counting almost immediately – when they saw a distinct message on page two that said. In one experiment.. even feel lucky that any bad luck they’ve experienced wasn’t as bad as it could have been........................ “I’m so unlucky! I never win the lottery!” Finally...... c.. all read the message about the number of photos in the newspaper.” This old joke sums up what psychologist Richard Wiseman found when researching luck – some people wait for luck to come their way. which included interviews.. and to moreover...... 4 Choose the best meaning for each word or phrase. opposes c.... Four hundred volunteers...... feel lucky even when bad luck occurs..... b.... sums up (line 3) a.... The self-defined “unlucky” people spent about two minutes doing the task...” He also found that lucky people have got more positive expectations than those who are unlucky. “Stop counting – there are 43 photographs. Of course..............Read the text and answer the questions that follow.... Many of us view luck or misfortune as the result of chance.. participated in the research project............. 1.. adds [2 ] TOP MARKS 1 Photocopiable © Burlington Books ... 2 Answer the question using your own words as far as possible. As Wiseman says in his book The Luck Factor.. this is absolutely correct – consider things like being born into a particular family or being hit by a car while standing on the pavement..... as Wiseman found when he scientifically researched the concept of luck.. How did Richard Wiseman conduct his research on luck? .. tired of his complaining. his wife said......... aged 18 to 84... 5 10 15 20 1 A LOOK AT LUCK Once there was a man who constantly said......... saw themselves as being “lucky” or “unlucky”.. are lucky mainly due to chance... Wiseman concluded that the way self-defined “lucky” people behave and think “makes them far more likely than others to create..... The 400 volunteers a... b......... “Being in the right place at the right time is actually all about being in the right state of mind..... or random occurrences... 3 Rewrite the sentence without changing the original meaning. Others know that they must do something to be lucky. were defined by Wiseman as being “lucky” or “unlucky”................. Others know that unless... notice and act upon chance opportunities in their lives. c.. 1............ and experiments.....” The unlucky people missed it because they were too focussed on counting the photos to notice anything else.. “Maybe your luck would improve if you bought a lottery ticket..” Choose the correct answer. But chance alone does not explain all aspects of luck..... From this and other data... while others know that they must do something to be lucky.. don’t have positive expectations. the volunteers were asked to count photographs in a newspaper. Lucky people a. personality and intelligence tests..... in some respects..... who defined themselves as exceptionally lucky or unlucky....... 2.. . expresses b...... .....

Describe something lucky or unlucky that happened to you or someone you know. perform for b. thinking about being right 5 Write a composition of about 100-120 words. act upon (line 18) a. 1. defend against 3. being in the right state of mind (line 22) a. 2. do something about c. and give your opinion about why you think it happened. having a positive attitude b. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ [2 ] TOP MARKS 1 Photocopiable © Burlington Books . Choose one option. constantly worrying c. Do you agree with Richard Wiseman’s theory about luck? Explain your reasons.2.

. means “the outdoors”. beginning in the mid-1990s.. Forest schools a... originated in Sweden.. don’t have to be in forests....... everyone benefits from the fresh air.. collecting wood to make a fire for cooking food.. Expanding to include older children.. for instance.. “because forest schools are really more a technique than a place. planting saplings.Read the text and answer the questions that follow... open space and physical exercise – which many of today’s urban kids lack.. Of course... thousands of children and teenagers throughout the UK spend about 10% of their school time outdoors – ideally. the programme gradually caught on throughout Scandinavia and... . c. That alone may explain the increasing popularity of forest schools... small forest (paragraph III) 4.. Simple calculations become more fun when they involve counting insects or flowers. “The site isn’t that important....... geometry. A typical forest-school day might include observing insects. Educators involved with forest schools say that the activities improve important skills. including under a tree in the school playground. . “Nature’s classroom” a. in the UK... But proponents of forest schools recommend something different: get young people into nature’s classroom! The forest school idea originated in Sweden in the 1950s as a way to teach young children about nature.” says Sally York. is in the forest school in Sweden. In addition... successful programmes have been implemented in less-than-ideal conditions...... Younger pupils expand their vocabulary and become less shy about speaking... 1.. who is employed by Scotland’s Forestry Commission and is helping to establish forest schools there....” The “technique” involves doing a variety of practical outdoor tasks and having a lot of fun while doing so. the many group tasks that are done in all age groups encourage effective communication and cooperation among students. are operated by 10% of schools in the UK... becomes more interesting and understandable when used to design and build a wind shelter. .. TOP MARKS 1 Photocopiable © Burlington Books . And at higher maths levels..... Now... Primary-school teachers soon noticed that children who attended forest schools before beginning school had more self-confidence and social skills than their peers........... people who support an idea (paragraph I) 3... Even maths skills improve... young trees (paragraph IV) 5.... many of the tasks sharpen students’ observational skills.... solutions (paragraph I) 2...... b... But..... in a woodland area..... c. 2..... or building a temporary wind shelter. b. Choose the correct answer............. Furthermore....... .... improve (paragraph V) [2 ] .. are only for young children.. 2 Find words in the text that mean: 1. I II III IV V VI 1 IN NATURE’S CLASSROOM More computers! Longer school days! These are among the usual prescriptions for improving education....

............. . Choose one option............... 2...... geometry is introduced to younger students........ Describe a place that you think would make a good site for a forest school............... Forest school activities don’t influence young pupils’ verbal skills........ 2......................... 1...... ......................... At forest schools.... 1..... ........3 Are the following statements T (true) or F (false)? Find evidence in the text to support your answers.... School subjects such as maths are utilised in forest-school activities......... ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ [2 ] TOP MARKS 1 Photocopiable © Burlington Books ................................. 4 Write a composition of about 100-120 words.......... ................. 3........... ........................ ....... Explain why you would / wouldn’t want to participate in a forest school..........

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