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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 7 multiple choice questions and 1 constructed response question. 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 thats bought online? A) CDs B) Music C) Books D) Travel Tickets 3. Read the statement. Its 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 its not my cup of tea, she means that ____________ . A) she drinks it B) she enjoys it C) she doesnt drink it D) she doesnt 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 7. The purpose of this conversation is to________________ . A) amuse B) inform C) persuade D) entertain

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8. What are the speakers attitudes towards online shopping? Give details from the listening.

The Worlds Most Popular Reading Directions: In this section you will read one passage about the worlds most popular products , then answer 7 multiple choice questions and 1 constructed response question.

1. Coca-Cola isnt just a drink, just as a Mercedes isnt just a car nowadays you have to be a brand. Here are six of the worlds biggest brands and the stories behind them.
2. It is the worlds number one brand and it is recognized by 94% of the worlds population! For many years now, Coca-Cola has been a symbol of American culture. Its also the best selling soft drink in the world. More than 60,000 products from the Coca-Cola company are drunk around the world every minute. 3. One hundred years ago, few men wore wristwatches: but the Rolex company- based in Switzerland since 1908- changed all that. They gave us the first wristwatches to show the date, the first diving watches, the first sports watch, the first watch to show different time zonesand now Rolex watches ( with prices that range from $3,000 to $20,000 ) are worn as a status symbol all over the world. 4. Although most people in consumer surveys guess that Nokia is a Japanese company, its actually from northern Europe! Originally a paper factory on the banks of the river Nokia in Finland, it became the worlds leading mobile phone company in the late 1990s. Their first commercial mobile, the Mobira Talkman, which appeared in 1984, weighed 5kg. The latest models are a bit lighter, however! 5. Samsung (the name means three stars) began as a company in 1938. It originally produced noodles and dried fish! However, the company has come a long way since then. Mobile phones, digital cameras, flat-screen TVs, DVD playersyou name it, are all manufactured by this electronics giant from South Korea. 6. The makers of cars driven by the rich and famous, the Mercedes Company has its base in Germany. Emil Jallinek, a wealthy banker who bought and loved cars, named the car Mercedes after his nine-year-old daughter. And the famous three-point Mercedes star was designed to symbolize the growth of the business into transport on land, sea and air. 7. The famous face which is seen at more than 9,000 KFC restaurants worldwide actually belonged to a real person: Colonel Harland Sanders. At different times he was a soldier, an insurance agent, 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, he decided to open his first restaurant in Utah, USA, in the early 1950s. Colonel Sanders is also remembered for organizing the biggest party in history-about 35,000 people attended his seventy ninth birthday in 1970. 8. We cant imagine our world without brands. Brands are so powerful that they force us to

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look alike, eat alike and be alike. What should one conclude? People are pawns in the hands of giant companies with huge advertising budgets and global reach.

9. Read the statement. Coca-Cola is the worlds number one brand and it is recognized by 94% of the worlds population! Which persuasive technique does the writer use? A) Simile B) Hyperbole C) Alliteration D) Facts and statistics 10. Read the two statements. Coca Cola is the best soft drink in the world. More than 60,000 products from the Coca-Cola company are drunk around the world every minute. What is the relationship between the two sentences. A) For or against B) Cause and effect C) Problem and solution D) Compare and contrast

11. Read the statement. People are pawns in the hands of giant companies with huge advertising budgets and global reach.
What does the word global mean? A) local B) national C) regional D) international 12. A) B) C) D) 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

13. Read the sentence: Emil Jallinek, a wealthy banker who bought and loved cars . What does the underlined wealthy word mean? A) Kind B) Rich C) Brave D) Careful

14. Read the statement. The famous face which is seen at more than 9,000 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. A) B) C) D) What is the tone of the passage? Sad Factual Gloomy Frustrating

16. Whats the writers attitude towards brands? Provide your answer with details from the text.

Writing
Directions Writing: In this section you will answer 7 multiple choice writing questions. 17. Read the paragraph below.
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The city park is a beautiful place. The cherry blossoms in the spring are as joy to see. There are some
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beautiful flowers. Sometimes, I go swimming. It is surprising how few people go there. Its a great place to go for a walk or just relax. Which statement is off topic? A. Sentence 1 B. Sentence 3 C. Sentence 4 D. Sentence 6 18. Read the sentence below . Why turn back the clock when we can move forward into a brighter future? Which persuasive technique does the writer use? A. Rhetorical question B. Group of three C. Alliteration D. Hyperbole 19. Which sentence is punctuated correctly? A) "Did the drummer ever show up"? Jennifer wondered. B) Did the drummer ever show up, Jennifer wondered. C) "Did the drummer ever show up?" Jennifer wondered. D) "Did the drummer ever show up," Jennifer wondered. 20. Read the paragraph:
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Online learning has its problems. 2Although student surveys always show students like to have access to materials online, the take up of purely online courses is low. 3When questioned, students find that studying online can be a lonely and unsatisfying experience. 4Not only do students miss the human interaction with other students, but they also find the time lag in getting answers to their questions very frustrating. What is the topic sentence of the paragraph? A) Sentence 1 B) Sentence 2 C) Sentence 3 D) Sentence 4

21. Read the sentence. If it ___________, we would be in the garden. Which best fill in the space above? A) didnt rain B) dont rain C) doesnt rain D) hadnt rained 22. Read the sentence. I will tell you where I have been on holiday. She said that__________________________________________________________________ . What is the best way to complete the sentence? A) I would tell you where I had been on holiday. B) she will tell me where she has been on holiday. C) she would tell me where she had been on holiday. D) if she would tell me where had she been on holiday. 23. Which word is not spelled correctly? A) discovery B) invention C) conection D) technology