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Name ____________________________ Class ____________________________

Level 2: Mid-Course Test A Reading Test Version 2
You will read three passages, with ten questions each. Choose the best answer A, B, C or D according to the passage.

Part 1: Passage
Paragraph 1 Tokyo can be found on the eastern side of Japan s !ain "#$ island, Honshū, and is the country s "%$ capital. &t has the 'orth (acific )cean to the east, and the *ast China +ea to the south. At ,,,-- k!, the city s geographical area isn t enor!ous for a !a.or capital city. /owe0er, with a population of nearly 1# !illion people, Tokyo has !ore inhabitants than any other city. Paragraph 2 Tokyo isn t in fact one city, but a collection of ,1 wards which are all known as cities and are "2$ go0erned independently. Together, they are called Tokyo Metropolis. The !ost i!portant wards are called Chiyoda, Chūō and Minato cities. To the west of these, there are !any !ore 3bed towns , where people who work in the centre of Tokyo li0e. Paragraph 3 Although there has been a settle!ent in this area for nearly a thousand years, Tokyo 4etropolis has only e5isted since 6781. The city has been destroyed and rebuilt twice in the last hundred years9 by an enor!ous earthquake in 67,1, and by bo!bing at the end of the +econd :orld :ar. As a result, Tokyo is one of the !ost ";$ !odern cities in the world. &t is a 0ery i!portant centre for banking, insurance, education, and broadcasting, and has the largest !etropolitan econo!y in the world. Paragraph 4 The standard of life in Tokyo is 0ery high, as is the cost of li0ing. Between 677, and ,--%, it was rated as the world s !ost e5pensi0e city. /owe0er, Tokyo is a 0ery popular tourist "7$ destination. <isitors co!e to see its beautiful parks, fa!ous !useu!s, "6-$ ancient palaces and te!ples. Tokyo also offers so!e of the best shopping districts in the world = whether you are looking for high>street fashion or cutting>edge technology.

Headway Academic !ills Reading" #riting" and tudy !ills
Tests CD-ROM: Level 2 © Oxford University Press dita!le

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. The place where the land !eets the sea.. D. @etting to Tokyo. C. D. Tokyo s wards. D. A. The best things about Tokyo. A. D. Tokyo s !oney. C. Choose the correct heading for paragraph 8. C. The city with the !ost people. %. The world s largest cities. The si?e of Japan. 1. An i!portant piece of land. B. Headway Academic !ills Reading" #riting" and tudy !ills Tests CD-ROM: Level 2 © Oxford University Press dita!le 2 . A piece of land with sea all around it. B. 4atch the underlined word or phrase with a definition. Disasters in Tokyo. 4atch the underlined word or phrase with a definition. The location of Tokyo. Aand which is 0ery high abo0e the sea. Tokyo s history. The city centre. The !ost interesting place. B. (roble!s in the city today. Choose the correct heading for paragraph . D. Choose the correct heading for paragraph 6. Tokyo s buildings. D. B. . The history of Tokyo. A. C. Japan s cities. A. A. The city where the go0ern!ent resides. The oldest place. Choose the correct heading for paragraph 1.Name ____________________________ Class ____________________________ Level 2: Mid-Course Test A Reading Test Version 2 Part 1: $uestions 6. B. 8. :here people li0e. #. :hy people 0isit Tokyo. C. C. A. B.

*5pensi0e thing to do. *ntertaining place. A. 'ew. <ery e5pensi0e. Ai0ed in by the population. B.. D. 4atch the underlined word or phrase with a definition. B. C. D. 4atch the underlined word or phrase with a definition. Headway Academic !ills Reading" #riting" and tudy !ills Tests CD-ROM: Level 2 © Oxford University Press dita!le % . A.Name ____________________________ Class ____________________________ Level 2: Mid-Course Test A Reading Test Version 2 2. D. Bich. (lace that people tra0el to. 7. 4atch the underlined word or phrase with a definition. A. Dangerous. )rgani?ed and controlled. D. C. :ay that people tra0el. C. 4atch the underlined word or phrase with a definition. @i0en !oney. <ery old. . B. <ery large. <ery interesting. B. Traditional. C. Designed. A. 6-.

howe0er. This has !ade a big difference to our reading habits. 4any !odern newspapers ha0e their origins in the late 6. and !any people are asking if traditional print newspapers still ha0e a future. co!es fro! 3the printing press .Name ____________________________ Class ____________________________ Level 2: Mid-Course Test A Reading Test Version 2 Part 2: Passage Cor o0er 1-. !any of the! started to create their own online editions. the na!e 3the press . it was i!possible to !ake copies of the news quickly or cheaply until the in0ention of the printing press in the 6#th century. which we still use for . our desire to fully understand current affairs is as strong as e0er. As &nternet news affected their readership. 4ost newspapers were then large organi?ations. /owe0er. &nternet news is attracti0e because it s nor!ally free to access. people are increasingly looking at news websites. with a long history and a high circulation a!ong readers. but an online 0ersion which is paid for by ad0ertising. 4any people use the online edition of a paper to check the headlines. 'owadays. &n fact. The first newspapers started in @er!any in the 6%%-s. These days. we ha0e got our infor!ation about current e0ents fro! newspapers.years.th and early 67th centuries. especially for !ilitary or go0ern!ent purposes. rather than a paper one which co!es to their door in the !ornings. and soon spread to the rest of *urope. and also offer 0ideo co0erage of e0ents. howe0er. They generally offer a !uch narrower 0iew of the news. 'ews sites can be updated !ore regularly. The &nternet started to beco!e a popular news alternati0e around 6# years ago. people ha0e spread news. Although the &nternet has affected how we access the news. +ince the in0ention of writing.ournalis! today. or blogs which co!!ent on current affairs. !any people read the sa!e newspaper. but still rely on a print paper for a fuller 0iew of the day s e0ents. Headway Academic !ills Reading" #riting" and tudy !ills Tests CD-ROM: Level 2 © Oxford University Press dita!le & .

68. D.Name ____________________________ Class ____________________________ Level 2: Mid-Course Test A Reading Test Version 2 Part 2: $uestions 66. To gi0e a history of traditional newspapers. :hat is the writer s !ain ai!D A. :hat does 3they refer to in the following sentenceD They generally offer a much narrower !iew of the news" howe!er. B. the &nternet s B. They are only good for finding the !ain news stories. 'ews updates. 'ewspapers. Beaders. They are old. C. :hat does 3this refer to in the following sentenceD This has made a big difference to our reading habits. To argue that people are less interested in news than in the past. D. newspaper readers D. C. newspapers C. C. D. A. D. :hat does 3their refer to in the following phraseD As Internet news affected their readership A. :hat is the author s opinion of traditional newspapersD A. Headway Academic !ills Reading" #riting" and tudy !ills Tests CD-ROM: Level 2 © Oxford University Press dita!le ' . B.. 61. To argue that the &nternet is bad for newspapers. 6. To describe how we get our news. C. They report the news well. <ideos of the news. &nternet news sites. A. online editions 6#. They are too e5pensi0e. Blogs. Aooking for news on the &nternet. and not 0ery popular. Buying a newspaper. B. B.

usually cost !oney to look at C. &nternet news sites C.-. not lost their interest in the news . ha0e a long history 67. The future for news. e0eryone C. A. A. 'ews was originally spread to infor! EEEEEEEEEE . C. are !ade by s!all organi?ations B. soldiers and the go0ern!ent B. A. )nline newspapers EEEEEEEEEE . spent !ore !oney on ad0ertising D. e5pected to see 0ideo with their news C. . early go0ern!ent and !ilitary news D. A. Headway Academic !ills Reading" #riting" and tudy !ills Tests CD-ROM: Level 2 © Oxford University Press dita!le ( . &n recent years. use ad0erts to !ake !oney D. spent !ore ti!e reading newspapers B. )ur changing news reading habits. The history of &nternet news B. the first printing !achines in the 6#th century B. 'ewspapers are dying. people ha0e EEEEEEEEEE . :hich is the best title for the te5tD A. D.ournalists D. 3The press is a na!e forEEEEEEEEEE . people and papers that report the news 6.. printers 62.Name ____________________________ Class ____________________________ Level 2: Mid-Course Test A Reading Test Version 2 6%.

Name ____________________________ Class ____________________________ Level 2: Mid-Course Test A Reading Test Version 2 Part %: Passage Although *lon 4usk is only in his forties. but is also fa!ous for his donations to charities working in education and health. 4usk has won !any awards for his scientific work. then later. Cirst. which he saw as a country of opportunity. he founded $aypal. lea0ing a progra!!e at +tanford Fni0ersity after . But 4usk is !ost well>known for his work on pro.ects to find !ore en0iron!entally friendly ways of tra0elling and powering ho!es and businesses. /e was born in +outh Africa. one was clean energy. he hasn t focused on a single pro. an enor!ously successful online pay!ent syste!. Cro! there. Both co!panies were sold. !aking 4usk a !ulti>!illionaire.ust 6. /e didn t finish his studies. he wrote and sold his first co!puter ga!e. :hen he was . and %olarcity. Headway Academic !ills Reading" #riting" and tudy !ills Tests CD-ROM: Level 2 © Oxford University Press dita!le ) .ust two days to start his first business. 4usk !ade his fortune in web technology. in0entor 'ikola Tesla$ which produces electric cars. he went to study in the F+A. 4usk said that he decided at the beginning of his career that he wanted to succeed in three areas9 3)ne was the &nternet.ect. Fnlike !any scientific pioneers.. he created a co!pany to publish news online. but left at the age of 62 to e!igrate to Canada. a co!pany which !akes rockets to tra0el into space. howe0er. where he had distant relati0es. a co!pany that works on ways of getting power fro! the sun. #lastar. 4usk showed pro!ise fro! an early age. /e in0ested !uch of this profit in %pace&. he is one of the world s !ost successful in0entors working today. one was space . /e is chair!an of Tesla Motors "na!ed after his hero.

Does not say .#. Does not say . Calse C. A. A. Calse C.Name ____________________________ Class ____________________________ Level 2: Mid-Course Test A Reading Test Version 2 Part %: $uestions . A. 4usk was studying at +tanford while he !anaged an &nternet business. True B. True B. Calse C. True B. /e beca!e rich with two &nternet businesses. 4ost scientific in0entors work in one area only.obs before deciding what scientific areas to work in. True B. True B.1. A. Does not say .%. True B. Calse C. A. True B.6. Does not say . 4usk s parents knew their son was special when he wrote a co!puter ga!e.. Calse C. Does not say . 4usk had se0eral .. Does not say . 4usk s work on clean energy has !ade hi! !ost fa!ous. Calse C. A.2. /e went to li0e with fa!ily in Canada. Calse C. Does not say Headway Academic !ills Reading" #riting" and tudy !ills Tests CD-ROM: Level 2 © Oxford University Press dita!le * .8. A.

A... Calse C. The in0entor 'ikola Tesla works at 4usk s !otor co!pany. Does not say . True B. 4usk worked on his space pro. A.ects before . Calse C.Name ____________________________ Class ____________________________ Level 2: Mid-Course Test A Reading Test Version 2 . True B. True B.7. A. Calse C. Does not say 1-. Does not say Headway Academic !ills Reading" #riting" and tudy !ills Tests CD-ROM: Level 2 © Oxford University Press dita!le + .oining Tesla Motors. 4usk has gi0en away a lot of his !oney to other people.

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