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. There are five extra words. Adolescent article circulation elderly embarks headline idiot limit move on oneway prison relief sentenced shame toddler took off zone M a n : w o w ! L o o k a t t h i s (1)_______________, ‘Man, 80,(2) _______________ on epic journey across Canada.’W o m a n : W h a t d o e s t h e (3) _______________ say?Man:Apparently this man has just decided to walk from one side of Canada to the other. It says hehad a heart attack last year so he’s decided he wants to do something different.W o m a n : W h a t a n (4) _______________!M a n : W h y ? Woman :Well he should have done something like this when he was y o u n g e r . I t ’ s n o t t h e k i n d of thing for an (5) _______________ person to do.M a n : Y e a h ! W e l l , h e c o u l d n ’ t d o i t b e f o r e b e c a u s e h e s p e n t 2 5 y e a r s in (6) _______________!W o m a n : W h a t f o r ? Man: I’m not s u re. It s a ys he re t ha t he broke t he spe ed (7) _______________, but you don’t go to prison for 25 years just for that! … Oh, that’s why.W o m a n : W h a t ? W h a t d i d h e d o ? Man: Fi rst of al l he robbed a b ank , t hen he drove t he wron g wa y down a (8) _______________ street and he hit a mother and her (9) _______________. Athis trial the judge said he was a danger to society and (10) _______________ him tolife in prison. Now it turns out he wasn’t driving but nobody believed him.W o m a n : W h a t a (11) _______________!Man : Yes, but he sa ys he ’s not angr y. He j us t want s t o (12) _______________ and make the mostof the years he’s got left. BChoose the correct word to complete these sentences. (13) Can you get me a bottle / jar of milk, please? (14) People who love shopping and shop all the time are called
(24) If you hadn’t met me. __________?a) what would you want to be b) what would you have wanted to be (26) . __________?a) what would you do b) what would you have done (25) If you weren’t a photographer. (21) I’ve liked / been liking shopping for as long as I can remember. (18) I’ve been working here for / since ages. DChoose the correct phrase. Grammar CChoose the correct word(s) to complete the sentences. to complete 24–29. (15) You really should take advantage / advice of our special offers. (22) She gave me lots of / much good advice (23) I really like Ø / the Spanish food. (16) Sorry. (19) Don’t do it! You had / would regret it! (20) I eat a / the very healthy diet. I bought it by / in mistake. (17) It’s really difficult to live on / off less than £100 per week.shoplifters / shopaholics . a or b.
that’s the second time it’s stopped working.A: Then why won’t it work?B: Ah! (39) _______________ checking the petrol?A: What do you mean?B: Well. advice / offer / complaint (33) Shall I phone the shop for you? advice / offer / complaint (34) Have you thought about asking for your money back? advice / offer / complaint FComplete the conversation with the expressions in the box.a) even if I knew b) even if I had known Functional language ERead 30–34.B: (36) _______________ try and start it?A: Would you? (37) _______________.a) I think they would escape b) I think they would have escaped (28) If you could change one thing in your life. T h e r e a r e t h r e e extra expressions. Every time I try to start it I get this horrible sound. or complaining? (30) I’m sorry.B: (40) .B: Mmmm. I’m not sure. __________. thanks If you like If I were you I’dI don’t think there’s Have you tried Do you want me toA: Not again! I can’t believe it. advice / offer / complaint (31) Shall I look at it for you? advice / offer / complaint (32) What you need to do is take it back and complain. but I think there’s something wrong with this. __________. __________?a) what would it be b) what would it have been (29) I wouldn’t have done anything differently.What would you say. Is the speaker giving advice.A: What is it?B: (38) _______________ a problem with the engine. when was the last time you put any petrol in the tank?A: Er. I’ll manage. What seems to There’s no harm That’s really kind of you No. __________?a) if you met the president of your country b) if you had met the president of yo ur country (27) If they had planned the robbery properly.B: (35) _______________ be the problem?A: I don’t know. making an offer.
c) she buys unnecessary thi ngs. (8) He tried to rob the bank on ____________________________________________. Listen and choose the correctanswer for each one. b) he spends less on football. Do not usemore than three words to complete each sentence. (5) The woman’s husband complains becausea) of the amount she spends. (10) His ____________________________________________ was written on the back of theenvelope that he left behind. c) it’s difficult getting to work. (1) Which age does the speaker think is the best age to be?a) late thirties/early forties b) toddler c) teenager (2) What can’t the woman leave?a) her job b) her husband c) her home (3) Why was the traffic stopped in the centre of London?a) because of an arrest b) because of the Prime Minister c) because of a demonstra tion (4) Adam is unlucky becausea) his car’s broken down. I think you’ll find that you’ve run out. Part 2 [Track 12] Listen to the story about a bank robbery and complete 6–10.A: Oh! How embarrassing Listening Part 1 [Track 11] You are going to hear five short recordings.000 in ____________________________________________._______________ check that. (9) He asked the cashier to put £10. Reading Part 1 . T-shirt and ____________________________________________. (7) He was wearing a mask. b) he won’t get paid until Friday. (6) The judge sentenced Mr Mckenzie to ____________________________________________ in prison.
Unfortunately I’m bored a lot nowadays! ( Bob. but in the end I missed my parents so much. After all. Be careful! There arethree extra events. Now Iwake up every morning knowing I’ll be with him for the rest of my life and it justmakes me so happy. 28 )I thought I’d love having lots of free time. ( Maria.This is what five people said about the times where their lives took completely new directions. butI never thought I’d get this one. but I guess after 45 years of knowingwhat I was going to do each day suddenly having so much time just came as ashock. but most of us know that there are somemoments when we are faced with decisions that can change everything. Inever realised just how much mymum did for me! ( Jay. When I went for the interview I got so nervous soI was really surprised when they phoned me up and asked me when I could start. 18 )Everyone told me it would change my life forever. Leaving school Leaving home Graduating Starting a new jobGetting married Having children Moving to a new town Retiring (1) M a r i a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (2) B o b _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (3) Jay _______________ (4) S a n i t a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (5) P h i l _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Life can be full of surprises. 35 ) Straightforward Intermediate Progress Test 3 p6 .( Phil. 25 ) It’s great. but I never thought I’d be thistired. I really hated my old one and I’d been looking for more than a year. I guess having twins made it even harder. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise. but I never really thought itwould. 67 )I was really looking forward to it.Read the text and match the events in the box to the five people. Some days I just want to go to sleep as soon as I get up in the morning!( Sanita. but once we finally made things permanent everything changed. we’d known each other for fiveyears.
Finally. So now I travel all around the region reporting onevents like wars. a journalist. false(F) or not given (NG)? (6) M a r t i n g r a d u a t e d a s a s p o r t s j o u r n a l i s t . Thomas was telling the whole world so he could help everyone.When people ask me why I became a journalist. but it’s really interesting and I just feelso lucky to be able to do something that I enjoy so much. four years ago the BBC asked me to work for them astheir East Africa correspondent. When I was at school. but they could only help the people theysaw. T F N G (7) O x f a m a n d o t h e r c h a r i t i e s h a v e t h e a b i l i t y t o h e l p e v e r y o n e . Thomas asked me to come with him to a small town inthe east of the country. Straightforward Intermediate Progress Test 3 p7 . they are often surprised by theanswer. Every holiday I’d goback to Kenya and work with Thomas – it was great experience. I was never really interested in the news andcertainly didn’t plan on making a career reporting it. Are these sentences true (T). I met a man called Thomas who worked for a local newspaper. I went along and immediately gothooked. but after afew years I was given the chance to work on stories that would interest peoplearound the world. Well.When I got back to England. when Igraduated I was offered a job in Nairobi working for the same newspaper as Thomas.Part 2 Read the story about Martin Roberts. in my summerholidays at the end of my first year I went on holiday to Kenya. Anyway.While I was there. He was going there to cover a story about war andfamine in a neighbouring country. famine and anything else that I feel is important. At first I only covered small stories in and around the city. I wanted to be asports teacher and I even went to university to study for it. I changed courses at university. T F N G (9) T h o m a s a n d M a r t i n w o r k e d f o r t h e s a m e n e w s p a p e r . T F N G (8) M a r t i n t r a i n e d a s a j o u r n a l i s t i n L o n d o n . T F N G (10) M a r t i n w a s a s k e d t o w o r k f o r t h e B B C c o v e r i n g s t o r i e s i n E a s t A f r i c a . Ilove my job. Sure there were aid workers from charity organisations likeOxfam and Médecins Sans Frontières.A few days before I left. It was just so exciting and it felt as though we were doing somethingimportant as well. T F N G I’ve worked as a journalist for over ten years and I wouldn’t do anything else. It’s a bit dangerous at times. Then. In fact.
Straightforward Intermediate Progress Test 3 p8 .Unfortunately the camera didn’t work. The zoom lens didn’t work and neither did the flash. Remember to include what you expect tohappen. You could switch it on. but it wouldn’t save anypictures.Writing You bought an expensive digital camera from a shop to take on holiday with you. Write a letter of complaint to the manager of the shop. Write about 100–150 words.
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