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Inside Out Upper Intermediate

Name ____________________________ Date _______________

UNIT TEST (Unit 1)

Section 1: Listening (Tapescript 02)
Listen to the conversation between two people. For sentences 1 to 5 circle
T (True) or F (False).

(1) One of the people is on vacation. T/F
(2) The man doesn’t like London. T/F
(3) The woman owns an art gallery. T/F
(4) Mrs Rivers graduated in 1989 from Rosefield High. T/F
(5) The man and the woman don’t have anything in common. T/F

Section 2: Structure and Vocabulary
Read the paragraph below. Put the verbs in parentheses into the correct tense.

I (6) ___________ (drive) to the city centre last month when I (7)___________ (see)
Brad, an old friend from college. I (8) ___________ (know) him quite well, but we
lost touch with each other when I (9) ____________ (ask) to move to Ohio by my
company a few years ago. I (10) _______________ (see) him for ages so I
(11) _____________ (get out) of the car. ‘How long (12) ______________ (live) in
Ohio, Colin?’ I asked him. ‘I (13) ______________ (just move) here’ he replied. ‘I
(14) ________________ (work) in the film industry and we (15) _______________
(shoot) part of a new movie here in Ohio.’

Rewrite the direct questions below as indirect questions beginning with the
words given.

(16) How long have you known about this?

Do you mind telling me ______________________________________

(17) When does the next train leave?

Do you have any idea ________________________________________

(18) Could you help me please?

I was wondering ____________________________________________

(19) Has she got a boyfriend at the moment?

dotcom – were emerging.’ says Sarah Smart. that many bosses are now returning Friday to its previous strict and sober incarnation. People brought scented candles to the office before returning home to a converted industrial site. but the practice didn’t really catch on until the mid-Nineties. . according to a study for American Corporate Trends Magazine. (22) Man: I went to Colombia on holiday last year. the economy was booming and new sources of income and prestige – IT. won’t we / shall we?’ (25) ‘Nobody got it right. Friday first went casual in Britain in the late 1980s. lazy and flirtatious. who works for a Swiss bank. Dressing down has proved to be more of a worry than getting dressed up in a uniform ever was. the understanding is that you wear a suit whenever appropriate – to meet a client. liked to emphasise the continuity and even overlap between professional and domestic spaces. but bowler hats and umbrellas represented an older – now ailing – economy. quite simply. ‘Home’. while in London the smartest new nightclub was called. (23) ‘Pass me that book. biotechnology. In Frankfurt. Woman: Really? So was I / So did I. Work and play had become infinitely interchangeable. (21) Man: I wasn’t a very good student at school. will you / don’t you?’ (24) ‘Let’s have a drink at this café. didn’t he / did they?’ Section 3: Reading Read the article about Dress-Down Friday. By then. make an important presentation.Inside Out Upper Intermediate I’d really like to know ________________________________________ (20) When did he leave? What time do you suppose ____________________________________ Underline the correct phrase in italics in the sentences below. workers could pop into 'nap rooms' after lunch. It’s official – wearing casual clothes to work makes people rude. Lateness. Woman: So was I / Neither was I. ‘As a result I spend more time matching up my clothes to my schedule than I ever did before. one that had been founded in the mid- nineteenth century on a formal distinction between work and home. Even in those companies that are casual every day. The people who worked for these firms may have been rich. The New Economy. For sentences 26 to 30 circle T (True) or F (False). Dress-down Friday has not worked out. by contrast. A host of new surveys from the States shows employers increasingly concerned that staff who turn up ‘smart casual’ are up to 50 per cent more likely to act rude and silly. sluggishness or just not being there at all have all become hallmarks of the last day of the working week. So much so.

would release a stream of ‘beyond the box’ thinking. T/ F (29) Sarah Smart adapts the clothes she wears for specific occasions.Inside Out Upper Intermediate Where dress-down Friday got it wrong was that employers had the hope that allowing people to wear buff-coloured trousers to the office would signal a loosening up of mental boundaries which. T/ F (28) In The New Economy there was no clear divide between work and home. Wear casual clothes to work. T/ F (30) It is still not clear whether clothing affects performance in the workplace. According to the text: (26) People are naturally lazy and sluggish on the last day of the working week. in turn. But clothing acts like a sharp trigger for sense memory. T/ F (27) Dress-down Fridays were popular in Britain in the late 1980s. T/ F . It makes you want to gossip with your friends. drink coffee. and send loads of joke emails. and your brain thinks it’s on holiday.

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