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NEW HEADWAY UPPER-INTERMEDIATE FIRST EXAM (UNITS 1-2-3-4)
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Parents and children.
I was reading an article last week in which the writer described how her children had changed as they (1)..................... up. When they were small she had to (2) ................. up with noisy games in the house, or (3) .................... in their interminable games of football in the garden which (4) .................... her out. If the house went quiet, she wondered what the monsters were (5) ...................... up to, or what crisis she would have to (6) .................... with next. She dreaded the fact that they might (7) ......................... after her husband, who admitted having been an uncontrollable child who (8) ... ................... most of the time (9) ......................... off to his friends by breaking things or (10) .......................... into fights. What was worse was that everyone else thought he was a sweet child, and he (11) .... .................. away with terrible things! However, she had experienced an even greater shock with her children. They had (12) ...................... out of all their naughty behaviour, and (13) ........................... up serious hobbies such as chess and playing the piano. They never did anything without (14) ..:……............... it over first, and coming to a serious decision. She had to (15) .................... up to the fact that they made her feel rather childish, and that in some ways she preferred them when they were young and noisy!

B. Complete using the correct form of make or do. (1x10=10 points) 1. I always have to ……… ……… my bed before I leave the house in the morning. 2. This computer is rather old. I could … …….. with a newer and more powerful one. 3. We’ve been busy all morning …… ………….. sandwiches and dips for the party. 4. Don’t you think the house looks better? We’ve been …… ……… it up for weeks! 5. The kid just grabbed her bag and …… ……… off with it! 6. That … …… it! I’m not putting up with this job any longer. 7. Stop ……… ……… so much noise! I can’t hear the telly! 8. My brother just won’t …… ………. the effort to get a proper job. 9. I think Susan has ……… ………. quite an impression on Joe’s parents. 10. Mark’s been made redundant. What’s he going …… ………. for a living now?

C. Put each verb in brackets into a suitable tense. Either passive or active. (1x20=20 points)
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...... (make up) of two substances.. ( stand up) and absentmindedly . (damage) our teeth....... it (16) … …... To be a little more scientific... When was the film produced? Nobody 5........ She got on the bus to take her to town and before long it came on to rain...... Sucrose (7) …........ Who did you meet at the party? I'd like to 2........... However....................................... (5 points) 1...BRITISH ENGLISH Packet sugar from the supermarket (1) …… …………... It........ ( get on) the homeward bus with the two umbrellas under her arm.. and she saw no need to take an umbrella with her........ ( make) straight for a shop where she could buy an umbrella. D.............. It (14) ............. (believe) that too much sugar (13) ………..... (last) longer as a source of energy............. ( not stop) when the bus............. although nothing (15) ………………….... Mrs Grant....... (contain) very high amounts of sugar............ (mix) with hot water.... ( find) a very pretty one and.... Madam!’ Suddenly remembering that she ......... These products (2) ............... see) that............. In the afternoon she ............ we (11) ...................... ( come out) without her umbrella. (blush) with embarrassment and.................... (call) sucrose.......... (eat) in sweets........... (definitely prove) so far..... and fructose...... they (20) ……… ….... She ..................... (ban) immediately.......... which (8) .. which(9) . The sugar in fruit is mainly fructose............................. by a curious coincidence.. Then she ....................... So when we (10) … ….................. and .. she BRITISH ENGLISH 2 .. (also eat) quite large amounts of natural sugar.... (cause) tooth decay.. such as dates and grapes........ ( apologise)......... How long have you been waiting for me? I wonder 3. (extract) from either sugar cane or sugar beet.... because it was so pretty.................. decided to buy another one as a present for her daughter............ Pres........ (damage) our body as much as sugar (19) …… ……...got on........ How important is that meeting to the company? Can you tell me 4. ( leave) her house.. Make these questions indirect.. As one expert put it: ‘If other foods (18) … ……................................. (pick up) the umbrella that...... (know) that sugar (17) ……… …..... (use) for instant energy........ A cold voice said loudly : ‘That is mine. Mrs Grant... ( arrive) at the market-place half an hour later................. (hang) on the seat in front of her.... (5) ...... (get off) the bus........................... Some scientists (12) …......................... sugar should (6) … ….......... sit) down........ (20 points) The sun ........ (say) to be generally bad for the health................................. ( give) her........Perfect or Past Continuous...... (also find) in fruit some of which............. Mrs Grant ............. glucose........ When she................ Sugar (4) … …………….... which (3) ...... She did the rest of her shopping and had lunch in a café... Past Perfect................. trying at the same time to ignore the unpleasant look the owner of the umbrella .. (dissolve) their natural sugar.......... (shine) quite brightly as Mrs Grant.............. (eat) fruit.. Put each verb in brackets into the Past Simple............ cakes and biscuits... What is it called in English? I can't remember E........

......... This woman now looked at her...... then at the umbrellas.... Sarah is so... .. I see.. and said............... at the moment................’ F....... 5..... I find Mark’s behaviour..BRITISH ENGLISH …………………… (sit) next to the woman who ... The signature was.... Fill the gap with the correct adjective..... 4...... It’s unfair to be so selfish. 3... ........... Anything you say seems to upset her.... (10 points) intolerable / intolerant unreadable / illegible economic / economical sensible / sensitive childish / childlike 1........ Sophie is extremely .... ( have) quite a good day. I couldn’t work out who the letter was from. crisis at the moment.................. 2........ GOOD LUCK  BRITISH ENGLISH 3 ......................... I don’t know how we will be able to pay back our loans..... ( make) her feel so uncomfortable that morning.. We’re having an ....... ‘You.......... She’s always having temper tantrums.......

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