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Recording C Listen to telephone conversation between two people preparing to go on a trip. h) I often go back to the village in Scotland. b) Bob Kessler writes travel books about England and other European countries. she’s British. d) Bob Kessler was married before. c) Bob Kessler never drinks tea without milk. You will hear each recording only once. 2 a) Bob Kessler is English. where her father was a rich businessman. Recording D Listen to a woman talking about her shop Mark the four statements which are correct. g) A lot of the jewellery is made by local artists. d) Bob Kessler likes Italy and France more than the USA. b) Bob Kessler’s daughter has many English friends. i) j) Lucy will phone Neil if she thinks of anything else. Mark the four statements which are correct. c) Bob Kessler’s wife isn’t American. She was born near Bordeaux in France. [4 marks] a) c) Denise has owned the shop for two years.Cutting Edge Placement Test You will hear five short recordings (A-E) Before each recording you will have one minute to read the questions. h) Denise would like to move somewhere else. b) They are going to go walking in the mountains. 3 4 Estelle Dupont was 100 years old in 2000. I went to the cinema in our village every Saturday afternoon. g) Lucy thinks they should pack sun cream. They’re going to meet at the airport at 5 o’clock.Today she lives in an old people’s home in Paris. e) f) The interviewer likes the Japanese dresses in the shop. They are planning to hire a car when they arrive. d) We walked to school every day. . i) j) Unfortunately. a) Bob Kessler’s wife works at a school in England. rather than the students who come into the shop. [4 marks] Recording B Listen to an interview with a man called Bob Kessler. c) Bob Kessler is a bachelor. b) She lives next door to the shop. c) e) f) The school was six miles from our house. a) Bob Kessler writes two or three books a year. d) Bob Kessler is American but he lives in England. Neil doesn’t think it will rain. it’s noisy because it is on a busy high street. The shop also sells kitchen equipment like washing machines. They are going to a country where everyone speaks English. Most of the things she sells are handmade. g) My family left Scotland when I was 15 and moved to England. When I was 14. I left school. b) Bob Kessler has two sons. h) Neil is going to the airport now. a) In the 1930s. [4 marks] b) We didn’t have a TV but we listened to the radio every morning. d) Bob Kessler always drives his daughter to school. [4 marks] d) She sells some ceramics imported from Greece and Portugal. [4 marks] Cutting Edge Placement Test Test A 1 Read the text and mark the correct answer (a–c) to each question (5–8). [4 marks] a) c) Neil asks Lucy to pack his town shoes. my family lived in a village in Scotland. Mark the four statements which are correct. Denise would like to have richer customers. e) f) Recording A Listen to someone speak about their childhood in Scotland in the 1930s. d) Lucy suggests they pack some smart clothes. c) Bob Kessler’s job is selling books in Italy and France. USA. Choose the correct option (A-D) for each question (1-4) [4 marks] 1 a) Bob Kessler has a wife and daughter. b) Bob Kessler lives in West Hills California.

The house was very big – there were twenty bedrooms. she said they were beautiful. c) She lived in a chateau near Bordeaux.“My father was a rich businessman and we lived in a chateau about ten kilometres from Bordeaux. but ______ have a computer at home. 14 I don’t usually play tennis ________. c) She was a hundred years old. a) every day b) at the moment c) yesterday c) tomorrow c) yesterday 13 We are looking for a green car _________. a) me 3 9 b) them c) my [4 marks] Read the utterances (13–16). But my childhood wasn’t happy. What happened to her parents? a) Estelle’s mother died two years after her father. b) Yes. a) on Thursdays b) last week a) next year a) tomorrow a) tomorrow a) on Tuesday 19 20 b) last month 15 John isn’t going to buy a new house _______. a) police station b) train 4 c) aeroplane [4 marks] Mark the correct word (a–c) to complete each sentence (17–24). Where did she live when she was a child? a) She lived in the city of Bordeaux. c) She was an only child. but I don’t like ____. It was a very bad time. 2 3 4 10 How much is an sandwich and a bottle of water? 11 What time does the main film start? . She died when I was eight.” 1 How old was Estelle Dupont in 1967? a) She was living in Bordeaux. but life is better now. France. Do you like going to the beach _______? a) in summer b) tomorrow a) today b) next day She never drives her car ________. [4 marks] 2 5 6 7 Mark the correct word (a–c) to complete each sentence (9–12). put the backs of your seats in the upright position and fold away your tables. a) restaurant a) café a) video shop b) classroom b) restaurant b) cinema c) shopping mall c) living room C) library 12 Fasten you seatbelts. b) She was 67 years old. c) No. Our home was very comfortable. Did she like the gardens at the chateau? a) Yes. she said they were very big. Mark the place (a– c) where you would hear them. b) Her father died two years after her mother. I was an only child. I was a very unhappy child. 16 Where were you at 6 o’clock ________? b) in the summer c) this morning b) on Thursday b) yesterday c) at 6 o’clock c) at the moment c) last month c) at weekends [8 marks] 17 What time did you leave home ________? 18 There are a lot of clouds in the sky _______. because she had no one to play with. a) it a) your b) them b) you c) her c) yours Does _______ friend like classical music? My parents haven’t got calculators. My older brother gave ____ some of his CDs. and my father died two years later when I was ten. My sister likes Mexican food. beautiful gardens and lots of servants. and my mother was always ill. b) She lived in an old people’s home in Paris. a) it 8 b) them c) they I really like Craig David’s music. Look at exercise 6 on page 21.

he went to live in the United States. he isn’t there. c) No. _______ Peter come from Dublin? a) Do b) Does c) Is d) Was Do you like ________ house over there? a) those b) this c) these d) that Where did you ___ when you were a child? a) live b) lived c) lives d) living ______ it raining in Amsterdam? a) Do b) Does c) Is d) Are Are you _____ José tomorrow? a) see b) will see c) seen d) going to see You _______ clean your car. we can’t. Try the pharmacy. so it isn’t surprising that he loved computers from an early age. USA. 12 Would you like a drink? a) Thanks. where he studied Physics. it isn’t. 3 9 10 Excuse me. In 1994. It’s too late. c) Did you go to the pharmacy? d) No. is now real. In 989. where he now works. His life is quite normal – he was born in England. b) No. England. But.’ His idea of a web where people from all over the world can exchange information. where he first had the idea of an international information network linked by computer …and he decided to call it the World Wide Web. b) Excuse me. in 1989. d) No. he left school and went to Oxford University. and he made his first computer from an old television. He graduated in 1976 and got a job with a computer company in Dorset. Do you sell toothpaste? a) No. When he was eighteen. d) It’s the 15th August. he went to work in Switzerland. I’m not. 1 Where was Tim Berners-Lee born? a) in Massachusetts b) in Oxford c) in Dorset d) in England What did Tim study at Oxford University? a) computers b) school c) the world wide web d) physics What did he make when he was at Oxford? a) a television b) the first computer c) a computer company d) a computer When did he invent the world wide web? a) 45 years old b) in Switzerland c) in 1989 d) in 1994 [4 marks] 2 5 6 Choose the best answer (a–d) for each question (9–12). Tim went to school in London. I think he’s in the restaurant. At Oxford he became more and more interested in computers. In 1995. He invented the World Wide Web. c) I’m sorry.Test B 1 Read the text and choose the best answer (a–d) for each question (5–8). b) No. 11 What’s the time? a) It’s rather hot at the moment. Can you ask someone else? [4 marks] 4 Choose the correct word or phrase (a–d) to complete each sentence (17–24). a) mustn’t to b) don’t have to c) don’t want d) can’t have to I went home ______ my new baby. he’s from Scotland. b) I’ll tell you later. a) some b) any c) a d) an [8 marks] 2 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 3 4 . 7 8 Tim Berners-Lee looks ordinary – he is about 45 years old and has brown hair. Which verb is the opposite of sell? a) cost b) bid c) bye d) buy Which word means very good? a) expensive b) brilliant c) important d) beautiful Which word is not about family? a) aunt b) grandfather c) wide d) wife Which word is not a language? a) Russian b) Italian c) France d) Japanese [4 marks] Choose the best answer (a–d) for each question (13–16). are you drinking? c) Tea or coffee? d) I don’t know. Tim had a very important idea. I’d like an apple juice. are you Mr Rogers? a) I don’t know. we don’t. but his home is now in Massachusetts. a) to see b) for to see c) seeing d) see This is _____ picture of my friend. I don’t know. His parents both worked with computers. he wrote an article in the New York Times where he said ‘The Web is a Universe of information: it is for everyone.

he has been an estate agent and now he has just started his own company which sells mobile phones – but he hasn’t made a million pounds yet! Edward has moved to the United States. she’s appeared in several plays and a couple of TV commercials – but there has been no call from Hollywood yet! Since leaving university with a brilliant degree. His most popular game. What should you do? a) Pay by credit card. c) Leave a tip for the waiter. In the last few years. Nikos. . what do you write above your signature? a) Yours faithfully b) Yours sincerely c) With love d) Your obedient servant. Hannah has been married three times. She’s just had her first baby. What does the shop assistant say to you? a) What do you want? b) Can I help you? c) Do you want to buy something? d) What would you like to buy? 12 Your restaurant bill says ‘service not included’. and has lived in Italy. France and Australia. and he still spend most of his time playing computer games in his bedroom. During the last ten years. At present. 6 She thinks all Spanish men look ____ Antonio Banderas! a) after c) like 15 My hair is _______ than my sister’s. b) On the right hand side of the USA. and has made him very rich! He isn’t married. where he now works. In the last ten years. b) Get your own food. [4 marks] Choose the correct word or phrase (a–d) to complete each sentence (17–24). first as a volunteer and now as a manager. Your letter begins ‘Dear Sir’. [4 marks] 1 Who has earned the most money? a) Ameet b) Lucy 2 a) Ameet b) Lucy 3 a) Kate b) Lucy 4 a) Edward b) Lucy 2 5 c) Hannah d) Edward c) Hannah d) Edward c) Hannah d) Edward c) Hannah d) Kate 4 7 a) up b) forward 8 a) out b) after 4 9 d) same c) out d) on c) for d) towards [4 marks] Can you look ____ Bill’s address? I’m looking ____ my coat. a) forward b) about c) for d) out 13 The Roxy Cinema closed seven years _____. 11 You walk into a shop. d) Ask for a receipt. d) On the side of the USA. Death Rider. designing computer games. he’s never had a girlfriend. Egypt. 14 You ____ park your car on the pavement.b) about Test C 1 Read the four texts quickly and choose the correct answer (a–d) for each question (5– 8). a) ago b) yet a) don’t have to b) can’t c) before d) on c) needn’t d) shouldn’t Who works in a bar? Who has appeared on television? Who worked for no money? Choose the correct word (a–d) to complete each phrase (9–12). in fact. I’m looking _____ to seeing my friend next week. c) In the east coast of the USA. Kate has worked for Greenpeace and other similar organisations. has already sold over ten million copies. Ameet had had ten different jobs: he has worked in an import-export business. Have you seen it? Choose the best answer (a–d) for each question (13–16). 10 Where exactly is New York? a) On the east coast of the USA. she’s running a bar on the Greek island of Kos with her third husband. Lucy is an actress and a part-time waitress.

17 How long _____ you _____ a student? 18 Yes. Go out and dig the garden! 20 She said that she _____ never seen him before. 19 Stop _____ lazy. . I’ll come to the party but I _____ arrive late.a) straightest b) straighter a) for b) in a) have/ been b) has / been a) might b) perhaps a) being b) been a) had b) would c) more straight d) straight c) since d) at c) did / be d) were / being c) may be d) should c) be d) to be c) has d) haven’t [8 marks] 16 She’s been in India ______ 1999.

Many schools in these areas have crèches to look after their pupils’ babies while they are studying. London Road HUDDERSFIELD HD1 6DD The majority on Inuit people from Alaska are nomads. 1 people who have no permanent home. please? c) Give me your dictionary. a) Same b) Different 17 It was raining when I arrived. more than a few. c) You could go to the Grand Canyon if you’ve nothing better to do. a) nomads 2 3 a) prefer b) Inuit b) tend c) Alaskans c) tent to do sth: to usually do something an imprecise number. hunting and fishing to survive. number etc. Jill’s brother is not as short as Jill. Please remind me to forget my umbrella. a) out I’m studying LAW at university. it is quite normal for girls of twelve or thirteen to get married and start a family. I remembered to open the door. so young couples tend to live with their parents until they finish their education. b) Hello. Do they have the same or different meanings? Mark the correct answer (a or b). it is quite common for a man to have several wives. I CAN’T read your handwriting. 4 9 Choose the correct answer (a–c) for each question (13–17). Who are you? c) 412 3663 Peter Thomas speaking. In some parts of Kentucky and Virginia. USA. a) aunt b) want b) sort b) know b) said c) sent c) tough c) flour c) sighed [4 marks] She OUGHT to stay at home and study. What do you say? a) Can I borrow your dictionary. 12 You want to borrow a dictionary from a friend. They don’t tend to live in houses. please. but move from place to place according to the time of year. preferring tents or houses built from ice. [4 marks] 2 Mark the word (a–c) which has the same vowel sound as the word in CAPITAL LETTERS in each sentence (9–12). 10 What should Peter Thomas say when he answers the telephone? a) I am Peter Thomas. I haven’t seen her since four days ago. a) Same b) Different 15 Jill’s shorter than her brother. a) floor Have you READ Tolstoy’s War and Peace? a) seed 5 5 6 7 8 Read these pairs of sentences carefully. a) Same b) Different 16 I remember opening the door. but not a lot. 14 Don’t let me forget my umbrella. b) Would you be so kind as to lend me your dictionary. a) normal 4 a) quite b) couple b) only c) several c) often [4 marks] not more than a particular amount. HD1 6DD Miss Longtree Julia b) HUDDERSFIELD Miss Julia Longtree 28. called ‘igloos’. moving from one place to another. 11 How would you recommend that someone should visit the Grand Canyon? a) Why don’t you go to the Grand Canyon? b) You really should go to the Grand Canyon. Often their husbands are only sixteen or seventeen. Road London HD1 6DD c) Miss Julia Longtree 28. a) Same b) Different 13 I haven’t seen her for four days.Test D 1 Read this text quickly and match the correct word (a–d) with each definition (5–8). Even today. Which is the normal way to write an address on an envelope? a) London Road 28 HUDDERSFIELD .

a) Same b) Different [8 marks] . a) Same b) Different 19 I won’t come to see you if the weather’s bad.When I arrived. it started to rain. They didn’t have permission to enter the military base. a) Same b) Different 20 They weren’t allowed to enter the military base. a) Same b) Different 18 She taught here for 35 years. I’ll come to see you if the weather’s good. She’s taught here for 35 years.

11 My girlfriend said she didn’t like my moustache! a) Don’t worry. Thousands of lives were probably saved as a result. h) All scientists believe this is not a pure coincidence. Many researchers now believe that the behaviour of certain animals might help them to predict natural disasters. They will be able to save more lives in the future. perhaps scientists should spend more time watching their pets. People are buying more foreign cars than last year. e) f) The city of Haichin was evacuated before the earthquake. Which of the four statements (a–j) are really true and not beliefs or opinions? Rather than investing in expensive scientific equipment to predict earthquakes. Now scientists must discover exactly which animals are affected in this way. 13 I’ll phone you the moment I get home. so that they can save many more lives in the future. In the 1970s. a) Same b) Different 15 The criminals had escaped when the police arrived. and of dogs barking al night may indicate an impending natural disaster. she’ll get used to it. . She has brought ______ a family of five healthy children. Do they have the same or different meanings? Mark the correct answer (a or b). c) Maybe it will never come. It is very difficult to park in Cambridge. these things happen. Many scientists now accept that this can’t be pure coincidence. [4 marks] b) Animals can predict natural disasters. ask your teacher to go ________ it again with you. The criminals escaped when the criminals arrived. b) Try not to worry about it. Japanese scientists noticed an increase in activity of catfish during earthquakes. They decided to evacuate the city of Haichin. c) What a shame! 10 That wasp is really annoying me! a) Just try to ignore it. The car stopped because I had run ____ of petrol. a) Same b) Different 17 She accused me of lying. For example. 14 Parking is very difficult in Cambridge. 3 9 8 b) out c) up If you don’t understand. they believe the explanation may be linked to slight changes in the Earth’s magnetic field. c) d) The scientists knew this was a sign that an earthquake was coming. 4 Read these pairs of sentences carefully. b) How awful for you! c) Never mind. I’ll phone you as soon as I get home. a) through b) into c) towards [4 marks] Select the most suitable sympathetic response (a–c) to each utterance (13–16) My son is having an operation in hospital today. a) Scientists spend money on expensive scientific equipment to predict earthquakes. 12 I’ve been waiting for my bus for 15 minutes! a) Calm down! I’m sure it will arrive soon. a) Calm down! b) You must be really worried about him. Japanese scientists have also discovered that catfish become livelier several days before moderately strong earthquakes. a) Same b) Different g) Some animals are more sensitive to magnetic changes than human beings are. b) How terrible for you! c) Don’t take any notice of her. She said I was lying. i) j) 2 5 6 7 Scientists have discovered which animals are affected by magnetic changes.a) about Test E 1 Read the text. a) out a) over b) down b) for c) over c) from She apologised ______ being late. Chinese scientists heard reports of animals behaving strangely near Haichin. it is thought that the sensitive nervous systems of some animals must be affected by them. which shortly afterwards was hit by a huge earthquake. [4 marks] Choose the correct preposition (a–c) to complete each sentence (9–12). Chinese scientists in the 1970s thought that reports of farm animals running around in circles. a) Same b) Different 16 More foreign cars are being sold than last year. Although human beings can’t perceive such changes.

were arrested. a) Same b) Different 19 The people. I wish you’d be more helpful around the house. a) Same b) Different [8 marks] . What prevents him from being a good speaker.a) Same b) Different 18 His nervousness prevents him from being a good speaker. a) Same b) Different 20 I wish you were more helpful around the house. is his nervousness. The people who shouted at the minister were arrested. who shouted at the minister.