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Listening Read the questions, and then listen to people talking about online shopping.

You will be given a second playing of the audio and a final opportunity to answer the questions. You will be asked 6 multiple choice questions and 2 constructed response questions. 1. The biggest day of the year to shop online is called__________________ . A) Mega Friday B) Mega Sunday C) Mega Monday D) Mega Tuesday 2. According to an international survey, what is the most popular item that’s bought online? A) CDs B) Music C) Books D) Travel Tickets 3. Read the statement. It’s nice, warm and a lot easier. Which persuasive technique does the writer use? A) Statistics B) Anecdote C)Metaphor D) A group of three 4. When the woman mentions “ it’s not my cup of tea”, she means that ____________ . A) she drinks it B) she enjoys it C) she doesn’t drink it D) she doesn’t enjoy it 5. Read the following sentence: The second person thought it was convenient ……..you can buy almost anything from your computer. What does the underlined word refer to? A) slow to do B) easy to do C) difficult to do D) impossible to do 6. When we say the high street, we mean____________________. A) the oldest street of the town B) the two-way street of the city C) the one-way street of the city D) the main shopping street of the town

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7. 2 . Is shopping online increasing every day? Provide your answer with two evidences from the listening. 8. What are the speakers’ attitudes towards online shopping? Give details from the listening.

It’s also the best – selling soft drink in the world. DVD players…you name it. in the early 1950s. a wealthy banker who bought and loved cars.000 ) are worn as a status symbol all over the world. What should one conclude? People are pawns in the hands of giant companies with huge advertising budgets and global reach. It originally produced noodles and dried fish! However. few men wore wristwatches: but the Rolex company.. Here are six of the world’s biggest brands and the stories behind them. Brands are so powerful that they force us to look alike.000 to $20. The latest models are a bit lighter. Emil Jallinek. the company has come a long way since then. 12 1. the Mercedes Company has its base in Germany. Mobile phones. just as a Mercedes isn’t just a car…. 8. 3 . They gave us the first wristwatches to show the date. Colonel Sanders is also remembered for organizing the biggest party in history-about 35. nowadays you have to be a brand. Their first commercial mobile. Coca-Cola isn’t just a drink. the Mobira Talkman. It is the world’s number one brand and it is recognized by 94% of the world’s population! For many years now. however! 5. the first sports watch.000 products from the Coca-Cola company are drunk around the world every minute. 2. are all manufactured by this electronics giant from South Korea. At different times he was a soldier. USA. it’s actually from northern Europe! Originally a paper factory on the banks of the river Nokia in Finland. the first watch to show different time zones…and now Rolex watches ( with prices that range from $3. Coca-Cola has been a symbol of American culture.based in Switzerland since 1908.changed all that. digital cameras. More than 60. flat-screen TVs. Samsung (the name means ‘three stars’) began as a company in 1938. We can’t imagine our world without brands.The World’s Most Popular Reading Directions: In this section you will read one passage about the world’s most popular products . it became the world’s leading mobile phone company in the late 1990s. named the car Mercedes after his nine-year-old daughter. 4. weighed 5kg. 7. And the famous three-point Mercedes star was designed to symbolize the growth of the business into transport on land. eat alike and be alike.000 KFC restaurants worldwide actually belonged to a real person: Colonel Harland Sanders. an insurance agent. he decided to open his first restaurant in Utah. The makers of cars driven by the rich and famous. which appeared in 1984. 3. then answer 6 multiple choice questions and 2 constructed response questions. One hundred years ago. 6. Although most people in consumer surveys guess that Nokia is a Japanese company. a tyre salesman and worked in his parents’ petrol station. When he saw that people were more interested in his home-made food than the petrol he was selling. the first diving watches.000 people attended his seventy –ninth birthday in 1970. The famous face which is seen at more than 9. sea and air.

Coca-Cola is the world’s number one brand and it is recognized by 94% of the world’s population! Which persuasive technique does the writer use? A) Simile B) Hyperbole C) Alliteration D) Facts and statistics 10. Read the two statements. Read the statement. What does the word global mean? A) local B) national C) regional D) international 12. People are pawns in the hands of giant companies with huge advertising budgets and global reach. a wealthy banker who bought and loved cars…… . Coca – Cola is the best soft drink in the world. Why do most people guess that Nokia is a Japanese company? because Japan is an Asian country because Nokia is perfect and leading because Japan has got a large number of population because Japanese people are interested in mobile phones A) B) C) D) 13. What is the relationship between the two sentences.9. A) For or against B) Cause and effect C) Problem and solution D) Compare and contrast 11.000 products from the Coca-Cola company are drunk around the world every minute. More than 60. Read the statement. Read the sentence: Emil Jallinek. What does the underlined wealthy word mean? A) Kind B) Rich C) Brave D) Careful 4 .

14. 16. The famous face which is seen at more than 9. What is your opinion of Colonel Harland Sanders? Provide your answer with examples from the text. Read the statement. What’s the writer’s attitude towards brands? Provide your answer with details from the text. 5 .000 KFC restaurants worldwide actually belonged to a real person. What is the opposite of the word real? A) True B) Actual C) Genuine D) Imaginative 15.

20. Read the paragraph below. 17. Alliteration D. the take up of purely online courses is low. It is surprising how few people go there. Sentence 6 18. Sentence 3 C. There are some 4 5 6 2 beautiful flowers. 4Not only do students miss the human interaction with other students. Rhetorical question B.Writing Directions Writing: In this section you will answer 10 multiple choice writing questions. but they also find the time lag in getting answers to their questions very frustrating." Jennifer wondered. Read the sentence below . Which sentence is punctuated correctly? A) "Did the drummer ever show up"? Jennifer wondered. Which statement is off topic? A. Read the paragraph: 1 Online learning has its problems. What is the topic sentence of the paragraph? A) Sentence 1 B) Sentence 2 C) Sentence 3 D) Sentence 4 6 . C) "Did the drummer ever show up?" Jennifer wondered. 1 10 3 The city park is a beautiful place. Why turn back the clock when we can move forward into a brighter future? Which persuasive technique does the writer use? A. Group of three C. B) Did the drummer ever show up. D) "Did the drummer ever show up. It’s a great place to go for a walk or just relax. 2Although student surveys always show students like to have access to materials online. Sentence 1 B. 3When questioned. The cherry blossoms in the spring are as joy to see. Sometimes. Sentence 4 D. I go swimming. students find that studying online can be a lonely and unsatisfying experience. Jennifer wondered. Hyperbole 19.

Read the sentence I came early____________ I could talk to you privately. we would be in the garden. Which conjunction goes with the sentence? A) as long as B) so that C) until D) while 7 . Which best fill in the space above? A) didn’t rain B) don’t rain C) doesn’t rain D) hadn’t rained 22. C) She may pass the final exam. “I will tell you where I have been on holiday. 23. D) if she would tell me where had she been on holiday. C) she would tell me where she had been on holiday. 24. What is the best way to complete the sentence? A) I would tell you where I had been on holiday. Read the sentence. Read the sentence. D) He should respect his elders. If it ___________. Which word is not spelled correctly? A) discovery B) invention C) conection D) technology 25. Which sentence expresses possibility? A) She can read and write.21. B) Ali will be the chief guest.” She said that__________________________________________________________________ . B) she will tell me where she has been on holiday.

Read the statement. was destroyed during the war.26. The palace._______________ was designed to entertain visitors. What is the best relative to fill in the gap? A) Who B) Which C) Whom 8 .