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Year 10 ---- Unit 7 comprehensive test (1) LISTENING (6 points)

Name: ________________________________ Points: ___

You will hear three short conversations. Listen to the conversations and choose the best answer to the questions below. Put a circle round the letter of the best answer. You will hear each conversation twice.
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Conversation 1 1.1 The man asks about the neighbour because he a) thinks hes too friendly. b) saw him acting strangely. c) wants to ask him for help. d) has lent him their key. Conversation 2 2.1 The story about the thief shows that criminals a) are usually intelligent. b) need strong punishment. c) steal mostly from shops. d) are sometimes stupid. Conversation 3 3.1 The girl is applying for a job as a a) sports trainer. b) youth leader. c) music teacher. d) health officer. 3.2 The girls answers show the man that she is a) suitable. b) too greedy. c) fully qualified. d) too lazy. 2.2 The woman thinks that the shop assistant a) kept the thief in the shop. b) was quite clever. c) was the owner of the phone. d) helped the thief get away. 1.2 By the end, the man thinks the neighbour is a) careless. b) careful. c) honest. d) helpful.

VOCABULARY (9 points) Finish the sentences with the correct preposition 1. Lisa has recently broken ___ with her boyfriend. 2. I am calling to report an incident. Someone has broken ____ my house. 3. The criminal was sentenced ____ 5 years in prison. 4. Shes really proud ____ her achievements as a swimmer. 5. If you do not install an alarm, your house will always be ____ danger of being robbed. 6. My computer has broken ____, it doesnt work anymore.

Describe these crimes in your own words (in English) arson kidnapping hijack

READING (16 points) -- Read the text (on a separate sheet) and complete these tasks: Task 1 Read the first three paragrahs of the article and complete the table using the information about the crime mentioned in the article Crime: Victim: When it happened: Location: Details of crime: Task 2 Translate these words from the article

pressure protect gangs security drug trafficking

Task 3 Decide if these sentences are true (T) or false (F) 1. The education secretary has already decided that schools would be made bulletproof. 2. Politicians are happy with their plan of making Rios shanty towns safer. 3. Edna Felix believes that the police should not carry out operations when children are at school. 4. Edna Felix has been mostly teaching in rich areas of Rio. 5. The only reason why children get scared is because they are afraid of getting injured. 6. Many children have family members who are criminals. WRITING (5 points) Task This semi-formal letter has some problems with style and structure. Find and correct 5 of them. Your car insurance company has told you that they are going to increase the sum you have to pay in insurance for your car each month. You are not happy about this. Write a letter to your insurance company. Hello, T T T T T T F F F F F F

I am writing to you as I have recently received a letter from you informing me that the insurance for my car is going to increase from next month. As you will find out if you check my records, I have been buying insurance from your company for nearly seven years now. During this time, Ive never had an accident. Havent you noticed what a good driver I am? I understand that sometimes prices need to be increased. However, this increase you are suggesting will result in a 20% increase in the amount I pay each month, a rate I feel is too much. Explain this change immediately!!! If you are unable to explain it, then I am afraid that I will have to move my insurance to another company. Hope you write to me soon. Yours forever, Mr Mahmoud Khan

Year 10 ---- Unit 7 comprehensive test (2) LISTENING (6 points)

Name: ________________________________ Points: ___

You will hear three short conversations. Listen to the conversations and choose the best answer to the questions below. Put a circle round the letter of the best answer. You will hear each conversation twice.
http://www.cityandguildsenglish.com/files/general.english/practice.papers/iesol/iesol.b1.achiever/iesol.b1.achiever.audio.file.1.mp3

Conversation 1 1.1 The man asks about the neighbour because he a) thinks hes too friendly. b) saw him acting strangely. c) wants to ask him for help. d) has lent him their key. Conversation 2 2.1 The story about the thief shows that criminals a) are usually intelligent. b) need strong punishment. c) steal mostly from shops. d) are sometimes stupid. Conversation 3 3.1 The girl is applying for a job as a a) sports trainer. b) youth leader. c) music teacher. d) health officer. VOCABULARY (8 points) Finish the sentences using one of these words: hardened, offender, penalty, red-handed, service, trafficking 1) Death ________________ has been abolished in many countries in the world. 2) Various celebrities, including Naomi Campbell, have had to do community ________________ for crimes they committed. 3) Police are trying to catch a ____________________ criminal who has committed 4 thefts, 5 muggings and a murder. 4) A man was caught __________________ trying to rob a bank yesterday. 5) An Indonesian man has been found guilty of ________________ in drugs at the Penang International Airport. 6) George Hamilton was given a lighter sentence because he was a young _________________, only 14 at the time of the crime. 3.2 The girls answers show the man that she is a) suitable. b) too greedy. c) fully qualified. d) too lazy. 2.2 The woman thinks that the shop assistant a) kept the thief in the shop. b) was quite clever. c) was the owner of the phone. d) helped the thief get away. 1.2 By the end, the man thinks the neighbour is a) careless. b) careful. c) honest. d) helpful.

Describe these crimes in your own words (in English) shoplifting mugging

READING (17 points) Read the text (on a separate sheet) and complete these tasks: Task 1 Complete this profile Name: Maxi Sopo Age: _____ Is hiding in: _________________ Wanted by: _________________ Originally from: _________________ Wanted for: _________________ Disappeared: _________________ (date) Task 3 Decide if these sentences are true (T) or false (F) 1. Investigators immediately found Sopo on Facebook. 2. A secret service agent found a photo of Sopo partying. 3. Sopos profile was open to everybody. 4. One of Sopos friends was linked to the US justice department. 5. The friend told Scoville where Sopo was living. 6. Sopo might go to prison for a long time. WRITING (5 points) Task This semi-formal letter has some problems with style and structure. Find and correct 5 of them. You have recently stayed in a hotel in a large city. The weather was very unusual for the time of year and the heating / cooling system in the hotel was quite inadequate. Write a letter to the hotel. T T T T T T F F F F F F Task 2 Translate these words from the article fraud case prosecutors investigators convicted

Good evening, Im writing in connection with my recent stay at the Four Seasons in London. Unfortunately, I spent three miserable nights at your hotel from April 26 29, 2010. When I arrived in London, there was an unexpected snowstorm. Although the temperatures were really low, there was no heat in my room. When I asked to be moved to another room, I was told the hotel was completely booked. Eventually, I spent three horribly uncomfortable nights, ending up with a bad cold from the unheated room. I am shocked by this terrible service. Are you crazy?! To compensate me for this inconvenience, I ask that you refund my money right away. I look forward to hearing from you ASAP. Yours, Mr John McFee

Reading Group 1
Original article by Thom Phillips: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/20/boy-shot-rio-school
Based on the version by Janet Hardy-Gould: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/interactive/2010/sep/10/lower-2010-sept

Brazil considers bulletproofing schools


Authorities in Rio de Janeiro are under pressure to bulletproof schools in slum areas, after an 11-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet during a maths lesson. According to local reports, city authorities are studying plans to introduce stronger walls and bulletproof windows in some schools. They want to protect an estimated 100,000 students and 5,000 teachers who study and work in at-risk areas. They follow the fatal shooting of Wesley Gilbert de Andrade, an 11-year-old student who was shot through the heart by a stray bullet while inside his primary school on Friday. The shooting happened during a police operation against drug gangs in slums near the school. Speaking to the O Dia newspaper, Rios education secretary, Claudia Costin, said authorities were considering a number of things to improve security, including bulletproofing. I will talk to the schools staff to see if this [bulletproofing] might be useful, Costin said. If they think it is a good idea, yes, we will do it. Although politicians have praised a new pacification plan, which has driven drug gangs from 11 shanty towns, most of Rios 1,000 slums are still controlled by armed gangs and vigilante groups. Edna Felix, a director of Rios teachers union, said many schools urgently needed bulletproofing and asked for the immediate end to police operations during school hours. When there is a confrontation, as soon as we hear the first shot, we have to leave the classroom, run to the corridor, duck, try and get the children out of the way, said Felix, a primary school teacher in the notorious Morro dos Macacos slum who has taught in some of Rio's most deprived areas in the last 30 years. The kids get very scared, they cry. Its not just the fear of what might happen to them inside the school but also because they have family members outside in the community. Many of the children have relatives who are involved in drug trafficking and get scared something will happen to them."

Reading Group 2
Original article by Alexandra Topping: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/oct/14/mexico-fugitive-facebook-arrest
Based on the version by Janet Hardy-Gould: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/interactive/2010/sep/10/lower-2010-sept

Fugitives Facebook Habit Leads To Arrest


Some people are good at being fugitives from the police. They stay at home, they go out in disguise or even create a new identity. Others are not so successful. Take the case of Maxi Sopo, a 26-year-old criminal who was in hiding in Mexico from the US police. He not only used his Facebook page to tell his friends about the fun he was having, but also made the error of adding a former justice department official to his list of friends. In status updates from Cancun, where he was on the run from charges of bank fraud, Sopo said he was living in paradise in Mexico and loving it. Sopo, who arrived in the US from Cameroon in 2003, made money by selling roses in Seattle nightclubs until, according to prosecutors, he moved on to bank fraud. But he soon learnt that police were investigating him and drove a rented car to Mexico in February. Investigators looked at social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace but they could find no sign of him at first and could not see his location in Mexico. Several months later, a secret service agent checked Facebook again and suddenly found Maxi Sopo. His photo showed him partying in front of a backdrop with BMW and Courvoisier cognac logos on it. Although Sopos profile was set to private, his list of friends was not. Assistant US Attorney, Michael Scoville, who helped to find Sopo, began to look through the list. He was surprised that one friend was linked to the Mexican justice department. Scoville immediately sent a message requesting a phone call. We figured this was a person we could probably trust to keep our inquire discreet, Scoville said. The official told Scoville he had met Sopo in Cancuns nightclubs a few times. He learned where Sopo was living and passed the information back to Scoville, who informed the Mexican police. They arrested Sopo last month. If convicted of fraud, Sopo could go to prison for up to 30 years. Plenty of time to update a Facebook page.