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TEST ONE PAPER 1 Reading Comprehension
Section A:: Choose A, B, C, or D that best completes each unfinished sentence. 1. She set _________ in business on her own and was very successful. A. by B. aside C. up D. off 2. Could you please _________ me to the nearest post office? A. explain B. point C. indicate D. direct 3. This is Mr. Evans, _________ invention has helped hundreds of deaf people. A. whose B. which C. that D. whom 4. We would contact your nearest relative _________ any accident occurring. A. on account of B. in spite of C. in the event of D. in place of 5. There is no _________ in applying for that job as you are not properly qualified. A. reason B. point C. result D. chance 6. They turned _________ at the party, despite the awful weather. A. round B. in C. back D. up 7. We shall have to _________ the meeting until next week, I’m afraid. A. reorganise B. forward C. postpone D. replace 8. A new Minister for Agriculture has been _________. A. determined B. appointed C. admitted D. assumed 9. The team lost their last football _________ of the season. A. contest B. match C. set D. play 10. He is very _________ of his conduct and promises never to behave like that again. A. sorry B. miserable C. ashamed D. guilty 11. You have nothing to _________ by refusing to listen to our advice. A. gain B. win C. reach D. profit 12. The fact is, doctor, I just cannot _________ this dreadful cough. A. get out of B. get rid of C. get down to D. get round to 13. The headmaster had been trying for years to _______ money for a new science block. A. increase B. deal C. raise D. ask 14. The agent was _________ for carrying a false passport. A. arrested B. accused C. trapped D. suspected 15. I do not particularly like the climate here _________ I believe it is very healthy. A. because B. when C. as D. although 16. I wish it _________ stop raining. A. had to B. did C. would D. might 17. We _________ that we are unable to attend the reception on 18 September.
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A. regret B. symphathise C. beg D. apologise 18. These leather shoes are all made __________. A. at hand B. in hand C. on hand D. by hand 19. He is very much looking forward _________ visiting your country. A. by B. with C. to D. at 20. If it _________ too much trouble, I’d love a cup of coffee. A. hadn’t been B. isn’t C. weren’t D. may not be 21. I am ________ of making excuses for your rudeness to our friends. A. annoyed B. worried C. tired D. angry 22. You must try not to _________ so many mistakes. A. do B. make C. tell D. perform 23. Our committee has elected a new _________. A. chief B. principal C. head D. chairman 24. He finished the paintings _________ for the exhibition. A. in good time B. for the time being C. from time to time D. time after time 25. They have not seen their uncle _________ 1975. A. until B. since C. in D. from Section B:: Read the following passage and then choose the best answer. Large companies need a way to reach the savings of the public at large. The same problem, on a smaller scale, faces practically every company trying to develop new products and create new jobs. There can be little prospect of raising the sort of sums needed from friends and people we know, and while banks may agree to provide shortterm finance, they are generally unwilling to provide money on a permanent basis for long-term projects. So companies turn to the public, inviting people to lend them money, or take a share in a business in exchange for a share in future profits. This they do by issuing stocks and shares in the business through The Stock Exchange. By doing so they can put into circulation the savings of individuals and institutions, both at home and overseas. When the saver needs his money back, he does not have to go to the company with whom he originally placed it. Instead, he sells his shares through a stockbroker to some other saver who is seeking to invest his money. Many of the services needed both industry and by each of us are provided by the Government or by local authorities. Without hospitals, roads, electricity, telephones, railways, this country could not function. All these require continuous spending on new equipment and new development if they are to serve us properly, requiring more money
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to raise money to finance new developments. D. and nationalised industries therefore frequently need to borrow money to finance major capital spending. B. and they. transfer their money to a more successful company. D. 29. come to The Stock Exchange. PAPER 2 Use of English 3 . In one way or another this new money must come from the savings of the country. The Government. repaid to its original owners as soon as possible. 30. C. All the essential services on which we depend are A. depend on the population as a whole for finance. exchanged for part ownership in The Stock Exchange. local authorities and nationalised industries A. When the savers want their money back they A. There is hardly a man or woman in this country whose job or whose standard of living does not depend of the ability of his or her employers to raise money to finance new development. 26. Almost all companies involved in new production and development must A. rely on their own financial resources. The money which enables these companies to go ahead with their projects is: A. in constant need of financial support. C. financed wholly by rates and taxes. The Stock Exchange makes it possible for the Government.than is raised through taxes alone. B. run by the Government or our local authorities. C. local authorities. borrow large sums of money from friends and people they know. ask another company to obtain their money for them. to borrow as much money as they wish. C. invested in different companies on The Stock Exchange. 27. D. too. B. persuade the banks to provide long-term finance. D. unable to provide for the needs of the population. to make certain everybody lends money to them. C. 28. put their shares in the company back on the market. B. The Stock Exchange exists to provide a channel through which these savings can reach those who need finance. D. B. raised by the selling of shares in the companies. look for other people to borrow money from. to make certain everybody saves money.

....... to know everything? 2...... happy or miserable? Did they _________ (20)............. There were differences he had never _________ (8) before......... e) It is ages since I saw you..................................... He became _________ (14) for the first time that he was accustomed as a matter of _________ (15) to an air of comfortable ease in his life.................... blank expressions.... worried in _________ (2) when people saw him they would all wonder _________ (3) a child like him was making a train journey alone................ He _________ (7) always travelled first-class before and again he felt that everything had changed. and this made him think about the people who lived in them...... He _________ (17) out of the window with new eyes......... and there was so much he knew nothing about. a) It would be nice to have a swimming pool in our garden............... They had been working to _________ (12) money............ It is not ... I wish . And it seemed to him that he saw everything in its proper light for the first time... Edgar _________ (13).................. and looked out with dull.. d) Passing your driving test is not easy nowadays.. The girl asked ....Section A:: 1.... Some Italian workmen with hard hands and rough voices sat opposite........... Edgar settled himself into a corner........................ As he climbed _________ (6) he noticed his ticket was second-class..................... Houses fled by as _________ (18) blown away by the wind................... 4 .. c) ‘How long have you been waiting here?’ the girl asked me. b) Our correspondent in Paris sent this report............................................ He sighed with _________ (4) when at last he heard the first sound of the train and then saw it roar in – the train _________ (5) was to take him out into the world.......... _________ (11) spades and shovels.. Edgar began to see many things from that narrow compartment with its windows to the _________ (16) world..... Were they _________ (19) or poor.............. This report ..... He discovered from the timetable that the train was _________ (1) in twenty minutes.................... but he could not imagine how much it could be.. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it...................... Fill in each of the numbered blanks in the passage with one suitable word..... His _________ (9) companions were not _________ (10) those he usually met..... as he did.....................

........ a) SUZIE ......... This town has three cinemas.... ANSWER: Have you found a flat yet............................................ c) SUZIE ........... 4.. / I / go along / yesterday....... EXAMPLE: Have / you / find / flat yet / Suzie.... 5 .....f) g) h) i) j) I have not ............................... Suzie? Well.............................. / you / have / any luck? b) TOM ....... b) The bomb ______________ killing two soldiers......... e) ______________! I never want to see you again........ I won’t interrupt you again................. There / be / several flats / I / decide / I / be / interested in.’ said the teacher to the boys................................................................................ 3............................................... A detached house .............................................. You / go / see them? d) TOM ......................... a) He never ______________ on his word....... from the following eight sets of words and phrases................................. Note carefully from the example what kind of alterations need to be made........ Oh............................................... eight sentences which together make a conversation between Suzie and her friend Tom............. There are ..................... Write in the space in each of the following sentences the correct phrase made from GO..................................................... I / go / estate agent’s / last week............... Yes.......... A semi-detached house is cheaper than a detached one...................................................................................................................................................................................... We must answer this letter immediately.... d) They never ______________ anywhere in the evenings....................................... ‘Do not write on the walls....................................................................... Why can’t we go abroad for our holidays this year? If only ................................... Make all the changes and additions necessary to produce..................................... This letter .......................... c) Please ______________ with your story........................................................ e) SUZIE ... The teacher told .....................................

................................................................................................................. Well......... ..........................................f) TOM g) SUZIE h) TOM You / be / successful? .......................... / you / not / believe it / but I / do / find one.............................................................. 6 ............................ .................. I / know / you / find / something sooner or later......

A. part B. He has no head for figures. 1. A. from C. or D that best completes each unfinished sentence. our new Managing Director? 7 . do C. He borrowed a dictionary __________ me but he has never returned it. I’m sorry I didn’t phone you last night. A. for B. respect C. A. spectators B. shoulders D. care B. The ____________ at the football match became violent when their team lost. Although the patient’s condition is serious. C. A. meeting C. The discovery of oil can bring great _________ to a country. you had better pay _________ in class. he finally _________ trying to pass. property B. A. engagement B. belongings 8. He _________ to accept the blame for having caused the accident. A. You really ought to apologise _________ what you said yesterday. A. denied B. number D. gave away C.TEST TWO PAPER 1 Reading Comprehension Section A:: Choose A. A. purchases D. A. B. appearance D. gave off D. He simply cannot ____________ them. control C. Time after time C. _________ you? It’s very hot in here. collect 16. After failing his driving test four times. refused C. _______ there was a fisherman who lived with his wife in a small cottage near the sea. order 12. for D. If you want to learn something. result C. she seems to be out of _________. mass 15. Could I introduce you ____________ Mrs. groups C. appearance 14. relate D. customers 13. A. of 2. of 11. A. will B. ears C. realise C. notice 4. The great ____________ of people in this country nowadays owns a TV set. A. over B. There has been a sharp _________ in the number of burglaries in this area recently. to D. wealth C. about C. need 6. Open the window. gave up B. The President made his last public __________ before his term of office ended. At times D. I was up to my _________ in work. place B. advance B. A. increase D. attention D. remember B. disagreed D. head B. observers D. gave in 7. For the time being B. gathering 9. majority C. must D. danger D. Walters. eyes 5. Once upon a time 10. resigned 3. A.

A. At times like that. A. 8 . on the other hand. five minutes’ work should see you on your way again. A. amount B. It is 2 a. In some countries travelling on public transport is a tremendous ____________. In order that D. Can you make all the necessary ____________ for the conference next month? A. The nearest phone was passed three kilometres back. you’ve got a spare in the car. move 23. You took too long over dinner. That is why the motoring organisations have come up with rental kits. Deposits are about ₤20. The teacher was ____________ because he could not control his students. from 21. and to buy them. to use B. And your car radiator pipe has split. For about 50 pence a day (slightly more to non-members) they will supply a boxed range of spares for a given car. The majority of breakdowns do involve minor and easily changed parts. plus a small fee for repacking. A. A. of D.A. make for 25. We must ____________ our minds about where to go for our holidays this year. The thief was arrested but he managed to escape ____________ the police. arrangements C. sum 20.m. A few basic tools and the right mix of spares are well worth the space they take up. for D. wear B. progress D. make off C. make up D. we must still try to solve them. to be used D. and it would be reasonable to expect some delay in getting breakdown assistance when you have finally phoned through. expense C. can be expensive. at C. make out B. omitted C. deserted D. charge D. qualifications 24. the coast is still a couple of hundred kilometres away and it is essential to get that early morning ferry. Since Section B:: Read the following passage and then choose the best answer. But to sort out which ones are most likely to be needed. turn C. dismissed 19. with B. for the use of 22. The effects of the anaesthetic used for the operation take quite a time to _____ off. to have used C. to 17. operations B. gain 18. ____________ the problems are numerous. A. If. A. We have made no __________ at all in our talks about a common agricultural policy. Although C. referred B. by B. profit B. This canteen is ____________ only by employees of the company. give D. statements D. A. In spite of B. with C. the documents making up your insurance kit lying in the front of your car seem useless. success C. On returning the kit the motorist pays for any that are used.

D. Nevertheless. are now offering motorists A. C. having their car insured for ₤20. a box which fits neatly into most cars C. B. Finally. to spend five minutes checking the car before you leave. B. making sure their car is in good working order. 29. however. C. B. to prevent all breakdowns happening.It is much better. to carry some emergency spares with you. the nearest phone is out of order. however. 27. you have brought the wrong documents with you. B. Motoring organisations. give one a spare set of keys – and slip into the back of your wallet a large banknote for the emergencies where a credit card won’t do. 26. D. D. C. D. Another sensible piece of advice for motorists is to A. D. use a plastic windscreen. 9 . B. it makes sense to purchase a safety triangle and an emergency plastic windscreen before leaving. 30. your ferry has just left without you. a chance to rent a car cheaply. carry extra money for emergencies. C. Make sure all your fellow travellers know where your documents are. driving short distances in hot weather. to buy a cheap set of spares before leaving. keep a spare set of keys. driving slowly at all times. a repair to your car might take some time. In order to avoid disaster it would be wise A. to reduce the risk of breakdowns by seeing that your car is properly serviced before setting out. a discount for becoming members. Particularly when driving at high speed over long distances in hot weather. While on a motoring holiday abroad you might find yourself in difficulties because A. give their travelling companions all their documents. a selection of parts which may be needed. motorists themselves can try to prevent problems arising by A. 28.

............ Stone....... one of the jumpers. bridges.. fatal error when he jumped from a 350feet-high tower. 10 ...... Mr. He _________ (18) at Mr........ Dickens.... cliffs and mountains. The reason they have the 2..000 feet............ They had not asked permission....... b) I like to play tennis in the summer............ several safety _________ (3) had not been observed in the jump...... but this jump was done from something _________ (12) 350 feet... Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it.......... Mr.................................... jumped first and _________ (17) safely..... The parachute _________ (8) to be packed differently _________ (9) it had to open more quickly............ He was a member of an organisation which practised _________ (7) from buildings..... In addition.. there is time to _________ (14) a reserve parachute..... Parachutist Tom Dickens _________ (1) a simple. A legal decision _________ (4) accidental death was recorded on Mr.... Dickens’s parachute had been _________ (15) so the pull-up cord had been left inside....... I am very fond ............ Dickens always packed his own parachute and had made about six or seven jumps of this _________ (10)............. causing the parachute flaps to jam..... She always ... Dickens and some other jumpers went to the top of the 25-storey tower by the lift and walked up to the roof top without _________ (16) any locks or doors... and had made about 400 jumps _________ (6) from aircraft.. Fill in each of the numbered blanks in the passage with one suitable word............ We couldn’t .PAPER 2 Use of English Section A:: 1. c) I have never known her to arrive on time.. a) The train drivers’ strike made it impossible for us to get to work...... The organisation has a minimum _________ (11) of 2...... On 6 April Mr............... He failed to have _________ (2) height to use his reserve parachute.. Mr................. who had been a keen parachutist _________ (5) 1976...... then heard his friend’s body hit the ground....................... 2....000 feet is that in the _________ (13) of something going wrong with the main parachute.. Dickens’s parachute afterwards and was _________ (19) that his friend had made a _________ (20) mistake by not taking out the extra loop which closed the flap.............

......... I have / wonderful party / nearby restaurant / my birthday... The world record ................ The right shoe is not .......... Dear Bill and Moira........ e) I would like to be able to play the piano well.................................. He broke the world record for the high jump last year......................................... j) The left shoe is much bigger than the right............ a) You can _____________ that point later on in the meeting................ Make all the changes and additions necessary to produce... h) It rained so hard that we couldn’t go out for a walk....................................................... Only if ............................... If it ................ i) It’s difficult to become a successful actor unless you are exceptionally gifted...... EXAMPLE: I / hope / you both / be / well ANSWER: I do hope you are both well.............................................d) He’s a famous athlete................... They be / beautifully arrange / last / ages............. Never ......... I wish ................................................... g) He will have to work much harder if he wants to succeed.............................. I’m afraid............... His work ......................... b) She fainted and a nurse tried _____________................................. f) I cannot remember meeting such an interesting person before........................................................... a) ........................................................................................................................ Note carefully from the example what kind of alterations need to be made...................................................... Write in the space in each of the following sentences the correct phrase made from BRING. e) Getting that overseas contract was not easy but we managed _____________....................................... 3.... c) You can borrow the car but make sure you _____________ in one piece! d) Well! Don’t leave him standing on the doorstep............. eight sentences which together make a complete letter....... I write / thank you / lovely flowers / you send me / eighteenth birthday.................................................. b) .... 11 ...... _____________.......................... 4................... from the following eight sets of words and phrases.................................

...... The party / continue / home / until we all feel / tired / dance / more.................................... Janet 12 ..................................................................................................................... Fortunately / next day be Saturday / so we / not / get up early.... e) ............................... I look forward / see you / when you come / holiday / summer.............. Lots of love........................................................................................... d) ...................................................... g) ......................................................................... We invite / about thirty / my friends / have dinner first.................... After dinner / we dance / restaurant close / midnight......... f) ................. h) ...................c) ........................................................................................................................................................................................................

A. when B. ________ you work harder. A. in the long run B. population 8. curious D. A. of D. sense C. control B. authority D. Because 3. A. by hand 12. whereas D. whether C. in case D. down B. for C. please? A. A. drowned B. about 7. It’s a no-smoking compartment. otherwise 14. appearance C. or D that best completes each unfinished sentence. discipline 10. feel 5. opportunity D. obliged D. group C. You aren’t ________ to smoke in here. characteristic C. number D. Unless C. Although D. to hand D. destroyed 9. A. A. A. In big cities animals should be kept under ________. in due course C. allowed C. A ship called the Titanic ________ after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. you are going to fail your exams. The current ________ of this town is about 200. overflowed D. hate B. check C. B. 1. native 13 . A. by B. A. A. into C. If B.TEST THREE PAPER 1 Reading Comprehension Section A:: Choose A. let B. Would you ________ not using the office telephone to make private calls. time 15. The price of fruit has increased recently _____ the price of vegetables has gone down. in the end 2. commanded 13. Many children are afraid ________ the dark. about D. We should take plenty of money with us ________ there are any emergencies. mind C. away 11. Electric storms are ________ of certain parts of the world. It’s high ________ you stopped smoking all those cigarettes. at hand C. While they were on holiday their house was broken ________ and some valuable paintings were stolen. membership B. reason B. Physically there is a great ________ between him and his famous father. A. sank C. in hand B. dislike D. Can you ________ that strange perfume she is wearing? A. C. All these leaflets must be delivered ________. care 6. special B. attitude D. A.000. look 4. smell D. see B. notice C. similarity B.

This time tomorrow I’ll be ________ to Australia. A. A. Have C. through D. After spending large sums of money redecorating their house.000. introduced B. silence B. Would 25. flying 21. valued B. cut B. for C. in time D. broke C. arranged 24. in public 19. A. A. and Dr. with D. approved D. have shown that 45 per cent of reptile species and 24 per cent of butterflies are in danger of dying out. put 18. regarded C. A. rest 17. They ________ down all the trees in the area to make way for the new motorway. A. precious C. Baum had come to present it to the park once again. The park is one of the few areas in Europe to hold the council’s diploma for nature reserves of the highest quality. I would never have married him. Demands for stronger protection for wildlife in Britain sometimes hide the fact that similar needs are felt in the rest of Europe. at B. when he spoke at a conference arranged by the administrators of a British national park. over C. A. in B. in debt C.16. ________ I known what he was really like. She must be very run ________. of which 21 countries are members. Had B. He was afraid that public opinion was turning against national parks. It belongs ________ my brother. and that those set up in the 1960s and 1970s could not be set up today. worth D. peace D. down Section B:: Read the following passage and then choose the best answer. admired B. Did D. in common B. I would estimate that this diamond ring is ________ about ₤5. A well-known actor ________ the prizes to the winners of the competition. considered 23. flown B. relaxation C. Peter Baum. the Browns found themselves ________. European concern for wildlife was outlined by Dr. Baum clearly remained a strong supporter of the view that natural environments needed to be allowed to survive in peace in their own right. I can’t lend you this bicycle. A. presented C. an expert in the environment and nature resources division of the council. 14 . Some people feel that life in the countryside offers more ________ and quiet than life in a town. priced 22. She always seems to be off work. flight C. A. to 20. set D. But Dr. A. He is ________ by many people for the money he has helped raise for charity. organised D. Studies by the Council of Europe. flew D.

‘We forget that they are the guarantee of life systems. Baum went on. B. have shrunk to become mere islands in a spoiled and highly polluted land mass. B. ‘We could manage without most industrial products. we have forgotten what our original countryside looked like.No area could be expected to survive both as a true nature reserve and as a tourist attraction. However. C. B. B. there are fewer species of reptiles and butterflies in Europe than elsewhere. Although it is difficult nowadays to convince the public of the importance of nature reserves. existing national parks would need to be more independent to survive. it is only on islands that nature survives. B. but we could not manage without nature. which are the original parts of our countryside. D. C. Baum.’ 26. Recent studies by the Council of Europe show that A. Dr. he was concerned about how the park was being run. C. our natural environment areas. a representative of the Council. 30. Dr. it was the only national park of its kind in Europe. 28. all species of wildlife in Europe are in danger of dying out. industrial products are replacing all our natural resources. it was the only park which had ever received a diploma from the Council. it is only in Britain that wildlife needs more protection. certain species of reptiles and butterflies in Europe need protecting. certain areas of countryside should be left undisturbed by man. Baum felt that A. visited one particular British national park because A. we have allowed areas of countryside to be spoilt by industrial development.’ Dr. should be regarded as a place where nature is protected. Baum’s opinion. D. Although we all depend on the resources of nature for our survival A. on which any built-up area ultimately depends. people would carry on supporting those national parks in existence. C. C. a true nature reserve A. D. 15 . D. The short view that reserves had to serve immediate human demands for outdoor recreation should be replaced by full acceptance of their importance as places to preserve nature for the future. could never survive in a modern age. people would support moves to create more environment areas. 29. he was presenting the park with a diploma for its achievements. D. 27. should provide buildings for human activities. In Dr. could provide special areas for tourists to enjoy. he went on.

a lot of the spirit gets passed on.. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it.................... 2.... He became the opposite in _________ (12) way of what his parents might have expected _________ (13) their son.. That is to say.... Industrial action resulted ........... a) I would love to meet a really famous person... He was never allowed toy soldiers _________ (10) a boy... c) They were married in the summer of 1982................. Fill in each of the numbered blanks in the passage with one suitable word...... but to be gently in one’s _________ (20) everyday life.... becoming a first-class soldier and _________ (11) all sorts of military honours in a rather fierce unit..................................... Harry grew up and went into the army.. In _________ (16) of doing things differently from our parents.. It’s ages .................. I do not believe in encouraging war toys........................... It fascinates me to observe the way in _________ (1) children so often react again their parents’ ideas.. b) I haven’t had any Italian food for ages... d) Postal deliveries were delayed because of industrial action..... but I do not see any _________ (7) in forbidding them when I think of the _________ (8) of my friend Harry.................... yet to have _________ (4) personalities........ the children grow up to _________ (3) different views from their parents’..... Their wedding . 16 .......................................PAPER 2 Use of English Section A:: 1...... If only ................ There is a _________ (5) going on in the toy world at present over whether children should be _________ (6) to have war toys.................. Perhaps the _________ (19) way to teach one’s child gentleness is not to forbid toy guns.............. but it is not so much your ideas that the children _________ (18) as your example......................... There is a sympathetic element about the man which I can see _________ (15) have come from his family.................................. never allowed toy guns...... Parents in all conscience have to _________ (17) their children what they believe to be right.................. while at the same time _________ (2) their parents’ characteristics..... And yet there is a gentleness about Harry which shows a _________ (14) personality..... Harry is the _________ (9) of strict parents who were totally opposed to war.....

j) There are few jobs available in this area at the moment....................... We are tired ......................... No / I be tied up / meeting then..................................................................................................................................................... d) We’ll ignore the incident _____________ but make sure that it doesn’t happen again.............................................................. Make all the changes and additions necessary to produce.... His daughter ............................ How / Thursday / 9. c) There have been _________ when I wondered whether I had chosen the right career... Note carefully from the example what kind of alterations need to be made..................................... This room ............................................... e) ______________ there lived a king who had five sons... i) We really must decorate this room........... EXAMPLE: I wonder / I make / appointment / dentist tomorrow? ANSWER: I wonder if I could make an appointment with the dentist tomorrow? I be sorry / we be / completely book up................................................ a) RECEPTIONIST ..30? c) RECEPTIONIST .... f) He has such an intelligent daughter....... When be / earliest appointment / you offer me? b) MR................................................................. h) We always end up at the same old place for our holidays........... b) He has been told ______________ that he must behave himself in class............................ ROBERTS .................e) Can I offer you a cup of coffee? Would ................. 3............................................... She won all the prizes at her school... g) It isn’t up to me to advise him what to do............. a) We arrived at the station just ______________ to catch the train............................................ Jobs are very ................ Write in the space in each of the following sentences the correct phrase made from TIME........ It is not my .................................... from the following eight sets of words and phrases............... eight sentences which together make a conversation between Mr....... Roberts and the dental receptionist........................................................... 4........... ROBERTS ......... You have anything later / the day? d) MR............................ 17 ..............................................

.......................................................... . ROBERTS g) RECEPTIONIST h) MR................... ................. I lose / filling / one / my teeth............. Be there / anything special / you want / dentist look at? ............... 18 ........................... I / wonder / dentist / replace it...................... That be / good / you? .................................................................30...................................... ROBERTS There be cancellation / 3... Yes / but I / be / bit late......................................................e) RECEPTIONIST f) MR............

. at hand D. set out B. The population of England is greater than _________ of Ireland. It you want a car with an automatic gear box. absolute D. that D. A. or D that best completes each unfinished sentence. set up D. essential 9. discovered 19 . included D. model C. A. A. value D. produce D. A. needn’t C. this particular _________ will suit you very well. By all means C. worth 10. stock 15. collected 8. just D. clerk D. If _________ we had invested our money in a different company! A. A. invented B. Your flight. sample B. Ever _________ they came to live here. A. The best person to approach if you are house-hunting is an estate _________. distributing C. special C. set to C. amount B. which B. when B. enclosed C. once C. Please ask that boy to come here _________. You _________ park here. if 3. at present B. wouldn’t D. A. The educational _________ of computers has not yet been fully realised. moderate B. set about 2. agent C. A. A. whose 14. only 13. composed B. in B. to 11. 1. what did you say this new development project was all about? A. though D. A. A. at C. _________. A. mustn’t B. Some children are not very keen on _________ their toys with others. decorated C. sharing B. they have hated everything about the place. official B. It’s an emergency exit for the fire brigade. Picasso was a famous artist who _________ some extremely interesting pictures. A. By surprise B. painted D. The government has _________ an inquiry to investigate bribery in local elections. at once C. We as a company feel that it is _________ to maintain good worker-management relations. ever B. By the way 4. oughtn’t 6. hotel and meals are all _________ in the price of this holiday. By yourself D. at length 12. with D. C. representative 7. Would you care to join _________ our game of cards. those C. B. spreading 5.TEST FOUR PAPER 1 Reading Comprehension Section A:: Choose A. since C. dividing D. quality C.

problems B. system D. There are lots of theories about how to avoid disaster when hit by an avalanche. out 18. War destroys everything and should be _________ at all costs. 20 . off D. over B. warmer flakes were gently falling to produce a dangerous carpet. might 19. A. subject C. degrees C. concern D. Jones on _________ 8183. To the skier who enjoys unmarked slopes it is tempting stuff. danger C. A. A. A. crisis B. application 20. A.16. A. operations 23. at C. down C. This house has been up _________ sale for over a year now. exchange Section B:: Read the following passage and then choose the best answer. could C. regard D. extension C. Once again the film industry finds itself in serious financial _________. for some time 21. A. Practice is normally less cheerful. Dentists will always try to save teeth rather than take them _________. deep new powder snow on a hard base – the skiing that dreams are made of. for all time B. had D. difficulties D. at times C. some time ago D. in B. please? A. to 25. inquiry C. conquered C. did B. On top of that new. And sometimes nightmares. It is generally agreed that by the 1990s the world will be suffering from an energy _________. consideration B. Hello! Aviation Electronics? Could I speak to Mr. The water workers’ claim for a 10 per cent pay rise has been under _________ by the government. Death comes quickly in the mountains. For several days before the incident I had skied locally. for D. Each winter holidaymakers are caught unawares as they happily ski away from the fixed runs. We have been considering plans for a tunnel between England and France _________. I wish I _________ worked harder for my examinations. A. little realising that a small avalanche can send them crashing in a bone-breaking fall down the slope and leave them buried under tons of crisp white snow. avoided B. emergency 24. defeated 17. A. The snow in the Salzburg of Austria where a recent disaster took place was typical avalanche material. branch B. dependent B. guided D. influenced 22. ignored D. Early winter snow was wearing thin and covered with ice. It is only fairly recently that industry has become _________ on the microchip.

In areas where avalanches are known to happen A. Different sections will have different densities because of the temperatures at the time of the fall and in the weeks afterwards. No ski resort wants the image of being a death trap. typical of conditions resulting in avalanches. the ice between different sections of snow melts. they are trying to avoid areas where avalanches happen. 21 . however. The result of these conditions is that even a slight increase in the temperature sends a thin stream of water between the new snow and the old. D. Local citizens know the slopes which tend to avalanche and the weather in which such slides are likely. D. they are not expert enough at skiing on the fixed runs. local residents stay indoors when the weather is bad. B. Each winter holidaymakers in the mountains come face to face with death because A. Problems come when any particular section is too thick and not sticking to the section beneath. D. B. Such slides are not unexpected. skiers form them selves into a wall to keep the snow in position. The one comfort to recreational skiers. 29. B. C. of course. avalanches happen in unexpected areas and. D. a particular section of snow is not thick enough. heavy snowfalls turn into rain. Traps are set to catch the snow or prevent it slipping. Then the new snow simply slides off the mountain. In spite of this. C. 26. 28. measures are taken to prevent serious avalanches. there is a slight fall in the temperature.Snow falls in sections like a cake. they ski great distances down the mountainsides. bombs are placed and exploded from time to time to set off small avalanches before a big one has time to build up. and. small avalanches can easily be prevented. skiers are warned not to ski in danger areas. 27. The snow of the past few weeks had ben falling in rather higher temperatures than those of December and early January. suitable only for skiing locally. above all. is that avalanche incidents on the marked ski slopes are quite rare. they fail to realise how dangerous avalanches can be. C. According to the writer. perfect for the inexperienced skier. It would appear from the text that avalanches are brought about because A. unsafe because the new snow was covered with ice. B. skiing conditions in the Salzburg area of Austria before the accident happened were A. skiers ignore the warnings. C.

. Frank knew he was _________ (1) ill. the occasional shelter _________ (13) hostels. of how he thought he ought to be _________ (8) again because he was so confused and knew something was very _________ (9) with him. Then..... ‘I felt I was completely alone...... 2............ and sometimes prison _________ (14) he was picked up for _________ (15) drunk: drunk because it was the _________ (16) way he could forget his condition... Whenever ... D..... he made up his _________ (4) that he would go to the hospital and ask them to admit him.’ So Frank went back on to the streets to _________ (12) a future of sleeping outside............ C....... Frank had sought help and been _________ (17) away.. Frank cannot _________ (10) whether he was told that the hospital was full or that they simply did not believe him........... c) She can type very well indeed.... they ski only at resorts.......... they stay on the officially approved slopes............... 22 ... Fill in each of the numbered blanks in the passage with one suitable word.......... said the nurse to the old man... skiers will be reasonably safe if A....30...... The nurse .. Thousands of others _________ (18) him can find no help either............... He reported to out-patients and asked to _________ (5) a psychiatrist. accidents do happen. I thought there was _________ (11) there to help. b) Looking at old photographs makes me feel sad........ trying to reason with the pain and strange thoughts in his mind............ They _________ (19) the sufferers from long-term mental illnesses that confuse the _________ (20) of their victims.. The doctor did not admit him...... PAPER 2 Use of English Section A:: 1... He spent days walking.... a) ‘Take your place in the queue’.. they choose less crowded ski slopes.. _________ (3) night...... B.. Although. _________ (2) as far as thirty miles in a day... A junior doctor eventually examined him and _________ (6) to Frank’s confused account of having _________ (7) in hospital before.......... they ski only for pleasure........... Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it...............

............ d) An increase in salary is absolutely ______________ at the moment..... His hobby is collecting stamps............................ Thomas.......... c) You know the old saying ‘______________...................... 4................ a) The brackets failed and the car sped down the hill completely ______________............ The interviewer asked ............................... eight sentences which together make a complete letter.... I wish .... EXAMPLE: We receive / more / 100 letters / apply / job advertise........................... The café was rather dirty so we decided not to eat there. I write / thank you / your letter / apply / job advertise / paper / last week. Simpson................................................................. 3......... Note carefully from the example what kind of alterations need to be made...........................................................................................d) e) f) g) h) i) j) She is ................30 / Wednesday 12 March............................................ e) You can’t use that telephone....................................... I find it difficult to learn languages........................ 23 ..................................... b) He lost his job last year and has been ______________ ever since............... He is very ................................. a) .... Make all the changes and additions necessary to produce............... out of mind’...... from the following eight sets of words and phrases..................................................................................... Travelling .............. They have recently improved the bus service in this town........................................................................... I am terrified when I travel by plane........ Some improvements ............. This bedroom is too small for the children now.. ANSWER: We have received more than 100 letter applying for the job advertised............ Write in the space in each of the following sentences the correct phrase made from OUT OF. It’s been ______________ for over a week.............. Mr.... We be happy / interview you / 9......................... ‘How many jobs have you had since you left school?’ the interviewer asked Mr.......... Dear Miss Taylor........................................................................................................ This bedroom is not ................................. If .................................. b) .....

............................................ You interview / by a team / six people..................................................................................... We look / meet you / 9............................As / know / ours / small business / we believe / have personal contact / clients.................................................................................................. You / claim expenses / half a day / the office / after / interview....... M................. For / interview / you prepare / short talk / why you think / personal contact be important? d) ........................................................................................... g) ....... f) ................................................................................................ Yours sincerely.. Your interview / last / 1 ½ hours........................................................ c) .... h) ................................................................. e) ................................. Renshaw Personnel Manager 24 .30 / 12 March...........................................................

In winter this town is often _________ by heavy snowfalls. A. A. On all hands 6. In some parks visitors are requested to keep _________ the grass. while B. A. Can you explain this _________ of ten years in your job history which you have not accounted for? A. _________ the outlook for tomorrow is fine and sunny. A. On every hand C. respect C. native C. inhabitant B. C. delivery B. or D that best completes each unfinished sentence. arrival 7. until 8. away 25 . We shall bring _________ the question of the new swimming-pool at the next committee meeting. carriage D. A. round D. handful D. extending B. service C. gap B. about B. Out of hand B. intense 10. handy B. hero D. out D. A. earnest B. Add interest to your toasted sandwiches by _________ the outside of the bread with flavoured butter. scattering D. always B. interruption C. A. spreading C. Television has a _________ not only to entertain people but also to inform them. cut dead 9. The forecast for this evening is wind and rain. sometimes D. aside C. A. On the other hand D. duty D. A. hander 2.TEST FIVE PAPER 1 Reading Comprehension Section A:: Choose A. We regret that it is impossible to meet the revised _________ dates for the goods you recently ordered from us. parting 3. We have been receiving reports of a rather _________ train crash in India. cut off B. A. This is the most expensive car I have _________ driven. Apparently about one person in five is left _________. cut back C. during D. necessity B. handed C. up C. B. It is said that a true _________ is one who is prepared to risk his life for others. off B. opening D. when C. serious D. It was not _________ midnight that they discovered the children were not in their beds. cut out D. 1. strict C. off 5. A. often C. distributing 12. ever 13. citizen 11. discipline 4. A.

fix 15.14. And that was where we stuck. Thousands of years ago man used handy rocks for his surgical operations. to be of great practical use to the armed forces and industry. A. We farmers have an enormous amount of extra work to do at _________ time. appointment B. A. A. in surgical instrument terms. book C. A. informed 23. The word laser means: Light 26 . not to have played 16. A. meeting D. produce C. do not play B. external 20. one which was. up B. so that B. suggested B. not to play C. in time. unconsciousness 19. proposed D. first of all. Would it be possible to make an early _________ to have my hair cut tomorrow? A. over C. dumbness C. We look _________ to receiving a prompt reply to our letter. demanded C. add C. because Section B:: Read the following passage and then choose the best answer. calculate B. metal knives and more recently. appoint B. We have always had to take _________ extra staff at Christmas. We are _________by doctors to eat more natural foods. advised C. admitted 24. selected D. but which was also. arrangement C. explosive D. A. in 25. The tool is the laser and it is being used by more and more surgeons all over the world. not playing D. engagement 17. It is always a good idea to _________ a bill before paying it. collection 21. The music at modern discos is so loud that it can cause _________ among teenagers. for Saturday 16 September. How many times have I told you _________ football on the main road? A. We regret to inform you that you have not been _________ for the post of senior manager. The government introduced a wage freeze _________ inflation might be brought under control. A. for a very large number of different complaints. A. control D. check 22. A. to revolutionise the art and science of surgery. on D. A motor-bike is less _________ to run than a car. forward 18. although C. crop B. experimental B. round B. expensive C. I should like to _________ a double room. In the 1960s a new tool was developed. rubber and plastic. after D. harvest D. attracted B. Later he used sharp bone or horn. while D. for many years. through C. A. with a private bathroom. settle D. deafness D. blindness B.

in sends out heat in many different directions. special D. But light is usually spread out over a wide area. B. C. it is composed of a concentrated beam of light. Surgeons can now carry out operations which A. After the development of the laser in the 1960s. Experiments with these pinpoint beams showed researchers that different energy sources produce beams that have a particular effect on certain living cells. Perhaps some cancers will be treated with laser in a way that makes surgery not only safer but more effective. B. 27 . This means that a light with no more power than that produced by an ordinary electric light bulb becomes intensely strong as it is concentrated to a pinpoint-sized beam. tomorrow may see more and more information coming to light on the diseases which can be treated medically. more and more surgeons began using surgical instruments. are made much more complicated by using the laser beam. B. Operations which once left patients exhausted and in need of long periods of recovery time now leave them feeling relaxed and comfortable. It is not possible for eye surgeons to operate on the back of the human eye without harming the front of the eye. however. result in very little damage to the patients themselves. medical help became available for industrial workers. any source of light – from the sun itself down to a humble match burning – will give warmth. no unwanted damage – a true surgical wonder. No knives. The laser beam is so strong because A. So much more difficult operations can now be tried. Altogether. D. can be performed successfully only on the human eye. simply by passing a laser beam right through the eyeball. it can be plugged into an ordinary light fitting. C. no stitches. light is hot. the study of art went through a complete revolution. fashionable B. 26. result in long periods of recovery time for patients. Up until the 1960s the instruments used to perform surgical operations were A. 28. we find that A. man’s whole approach to surgery changed completely. As we all know. D. The rapid development of laser techniques in the past ten years has made it clear that the future is likely to be exciting. 29. D. The light in a laser beam. its heat is increased by the heat of the sun. C.Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Light. basic 27. is concentrated. extraordinary C.

I was eight. I punched him twice on the nose.. in the holidays. in another ten years we shall be able to cure cancer... which meant that I was left __________ (16) peace to laugh at the traditions of the school.. by __________ (17) an occasional pound or two on tickets.. we shall be able to treat all the diseases we suffer from. but I __________ (9) my uncle’s advice and decided to fight my attacker.... Fill in each of the numbered blanks in the passage with one suitable word. I put my newly found __________ (7) to the test at school where it was the custom to crowd round new boys. B.30. travelled __________ (18) bus into the unknown __________ (19) of East and South London to the local swimming pools where up-andcoming boxers __________ (20) before the most expert of audiences..... My right hook brought me 15 wins out of 16 and the __________ (15) for being a tough customer.. I __________ (3) an object of attack for the local boys. a) An apple a day keeps the doctor away.. It was a terrible experience. who would be surrounded and __________ (8) attacked. and... The crowd disappeared. my uncle would get to his knees and invite me __________ (5) him on the nose. sent into the depths of England to the cottage __________ (2) my mother had been born.. b) Lightning often occurs when atmosphere electricity is released from one cloud to another. The rapid development of laser techniques has meant that A.. On his __________ (4) from work. I read the Boxing News every week.... 2. I __________ (14) out a boy with a sharp blow to the back of the neck and became House Captain.. D.. We were __________ (11) to play some game on other every afternoon – and those who __________ (12) to do so were punished.. I have been __________ (6) to him ever since. I was taught to put my shoulder behind the punch and keep my goary up.. If you eat an apple a day. a wartime evacuee from London.. PAPER 2 Use of English Section A:: 1. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it. it keeps the doctor away . 28 .. He ran off in __________ (10) of authority... C.. surgery is likely to improve considerably.. I had no interest in cricket or rowing but I __________ (13) run and box. It was my uncle who taught me __________ (1) to box. we are now able to treat most forms of cancer..

................... Mr...................................... It’s cold outside.................................... This is my first visit to England........................ d) He has more than ______________ up for all the damage he did..........c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) Lightning is often caused by . James warned Mary ........ Note carefully from the example what kind of alterations need to be made.. 3............ Make all the changes and additions necessary to produce......................’ James said to Mary.......... b) I can’t ______________ out what it says on this signpost............................... I wish ......... He is the ..... 4................... Ladies and Gentlemen.... eight sentences which together make a complete speech.................. Write in the space in each of the following sentences the correct form of MAKE or DO.......................... It was going to be .................... 29 ............................................... ‘Do you think you could do me a favour?’ Tom asked me............................... Tom asked me ................................................... He plays tennis better than anyone I know............................................................ EXAMPLE: We / like / present you / this gold watch / view / your long association / our company ANSWER: We would like to present you with this gold watch in view of your long association with our company.......... How much is this dictionary? What .................. If you ......................................................................................................... There’s none left in the cupboard........................................................ c) It’s high time they ______________ away with these old-fashioned laws.............. e) ______________ up your coat.... I have ............................... from the following eight sets of words and phrases............................... a) We’ll have to ______________ without coffee this morning..................... ‘Don’t tell anyone the secret.................... Ice melts when you heat it. Chairman............... I don’t want to go to school any more......... The train journey was going to take so long that we decided to go by plane..............................

... ................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................ There / be / no better company / I / can / chose / work for....... 30 ................................................................................................ ........ I / like / express / gratitude / the company........................ The company / always enjoy / high reputation / this town..... ......................................................................................................... Our rivals / be / never able / compete / our products. ...............................a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) I / honoured / receive / this watch / which / be / most welcome gift...................................................................... .............................................................................................................. Thank you all once again... I intend / enjoy / retirement / as much as / I / enjoy / time at work................................................................................ ................................................................................................... . Our success / be / bring about / good worker-manager relations................................................. Over the years / work / be / most interesting...........................

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