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WirtschaftsSchule Thun, Mnchstrasse 30 A

Aufnahmeprfung 2007
BMS I
Kaufmnnische Berufsmaturittsschulen
Bern Biel Langenthal Thun
Englisch
Serie 2/2

Name: ___________________________________________________

Vorname: ________________________________________________

Punkte (max. 100 P.): _________________________

Note: _________________________

Experte1: ________________________________________________

Experte 2: _______________________________________________

Punkte

92-100

83-91

74-82

65-73

55-64

45-54

36-44

27-35

18-26

9-17

0-8

Note:

5.5

4.5

3.5

2.5

1.5

Prfungszeit:
Hilfsmittel:

45 Minuten
keine

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A. READING & VOCABULARY

35 points

I.

Highfield House

Look at the sentences below about Highfield House.


Read the text on the opposite page to decide if each sentence is correct or
incorrect.
If it is correct, write C into the boxes provided.
If it is not correct, write N into the boxes provided.
20 points

C/N
1)

Highfield House is near the seaside.

2)

The current inhabitants belong to the Highfield family.

3)

Things which used to be used in the House are part of the exhibition.

4)

It is sometimes possible to have a boat ride.

5)

Highfield House has an exhibition of old farming equipment.

6)

The shop sells paintings by artists who work in the area.

7)

You can buy plants in what was formerly the walled garden.

8)

The tea room can supply picnics.

9)

The House is closed on Sundays in July.

10)

If you have between 10 and 20 people in your group, cheaper tickets


available.

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Highfield House
Come and enjoy three hundred years of history in a single day! Highfield House is
one of Britains finest old buildings, with attractive, well-kept gardens and good
views of the beautiful North Norfolk coast. Until recently, it was the home of
members of the Highfield family. Now, however, this classic 18th-century hall is a
living museum full of art and history, where many objects belonging to its past
inhabitants can be seen and enjoyed by the public.
Highfield House really does have something for everyone. There are so many
attractions, from the beautiful state rooms to the peaceful picnic places by the
lake. You can even have a trip on the water if the weather is suitable.
Enjoy a guided tour of the House, starting with the grandeur of the entrance, and
carry on through the various rooms. (Visitors should note that some rooms may be
closed for repairs.) The tour of the House ends in the old kitchen.
Highfield also has a large collection of objects which were once used on the farm,
such as early planting and harvesting machines and steam engines. These can be
seen in a separate building near the House.
You will also find many wonderful examples of the work of local painters for sale in
the shop. And dont miss the beautiful Garden Centre on the site of what used to
be the 18th-century walled garden. The Centre has a good range of trees, shrubs
and plants for sale and is open the whole year. (See below for House opening
times.)
Visit the gift shop for really useful presents for all the family, and have a look in the
art gallery at the collection of beautiful pictures belonging to the owners of
Highfield House. Follow your visit with a delicious afternoon tea in the comfort of
the tea room. Or, if you dont wish to be inside, why not bring your own picnic with
you to have in the park, before walking beside the lake to see the many different
kinds of birds there? What is more, in the summer, the clean sandy beaches make
a perfect place for children to play.
HOUSE OPENING TIMES:
Daily 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm from the beginning of June to the end of September
(except Sundays and Mondays 11.30 am to 5.00 pm)
Last admission on any day 4.40 pm.
ADMISSION:
Adults 5 Children 2.50
10% discount on tickets if over 20 people.
PARKING
Plenty of free parking for cars. Good facilities for coaches.

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Read this text about the Pony Express. Choose the correct word, A, B, C or
D, for each space. Write the correct letter in the box provided.

PONY EXPRESS
Before 1860 there was no quick way of getting mail between the east and west of
the United States. There were no railways at that (1) __________ and most mail was
sent by coach. It usually (2) __________ at least 25 days for coaches to (3) __________ the
coast. So in 1860 it (4) __________ decided to send mail by Pony Express, which was
much faster. Riders (5) __________ very fast horses were placed along the route. They
were at (6) __________ distances from each other and the mail was handed from one
rider to the next. Riders were all (7) __________ to travel between twenty and thirty
kilometres (8) __________ day on very bad roads. At each stop two minutes were (9)
__________ for exchanging the mail bags, but riders were often held up by awful
weather (10) __________ closed the roads. With the invention of the telegraph in 1861,
the demand for Pony Express disappeared.

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date

age

season

2)

spent

lasted

took

passed

3)

get

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come

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was

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with

behind

6)

like

equal

same

level

7)

wished

wanted

expected

hoped

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let

allowed

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what

when

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III.

Write the opposite (good = bad) of the underlined word.

1)

The station is near the centre.

____________________________________

2)

Its a quiet place.

____________________________________

3)

Its a very slow train.

____________________________________

4)

The bottle is full.

___________________________________

5)

The prices were low.

___________________________________

5 points

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B. GRAMMAR & STRUCTURES


I.

45 points

Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:

22 points

Present simple present continuous , past simple past continuous.


1)

How many languages (you speak) ______________________________________________? Three.

2)

The shop was open so I (go) ________________________ in to buy a sandwich.

3)

As I (walk) ___________________________ down the street I (hear) _________________________________ a


woman scream.

4)

No breakfast for me, thanks. I (not eat) ____________________________________________ breakfast.

5)

Hello, Mike. What (you do) ___________________________________________ in this part of London?

6)

At the moment of the earthquake we (watch) _________________________________________ television.

7)

Sandra (wash) ______________________________________ her hair three times a week.

8)

What (you do) ____________________________________ when you saw the snake? I ran away.

9)

Im sorry, I cant talk long. I (study) ________________________________________ for an examination.

10) I was invited to dinner yesterday but I (not like) _________________________________ the food they
served.
11) When I was a child I (want) ___________________________________________ to be a doctor.

II.

Complete each question with a correct question word.

1)

________________________

was the book? 15.

2)

________________________

is your address? 17 Main Street.

3)

________________________

do you go to school? On foot.

4)

________________________

is your boss? Mrs Simpson.

5)

________________________

are you in such a hurry? Im going to a job interview.

III.

Fill in the missing preposition.


If no preposition is needed, write () in the gap.

1)

He got ________________ home ________________ 7 oclock.

2)

Im sorry, Tom isnt here. He doesnt work ________________ the afternoon.

3)

I was born ________________ 20th April.

4)

They went ________________ holiday ________________ train.

5 points

6 points

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Read the information about dinosaurs.


Choose the best word (A, B, C or D) for each space. Write the correct letter
in the boxes provided.

Dinosaurs
No one has (1) __________ seen a dinosaur. The last
dinosaur (2) __________ about 60 million years (3) __________, a
long time (4) __________ there were any people on the
earth. (5) __________ knows for sure why they all
disappeared. The nearest living relatives of dinosaurs
are birds.
Dinosaurs didn't all look the same. There were more (6) __________ 5000 kinds. Some
were very small, (7) __________ others were giants. The largest were bigger than any
other animals that ever lived (8) __________ land. The Brontosaurus, for example, was
twenty metres long, and it (9) __________ plants. The Tyrannosaurus Rex was not as
(10) __________ as the others, but it was stronger. It had sharp teeth for eating meat.
Also it (11) __________ run fast (12) __________ it had long back legs.

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never

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C. WRITING

20 points

This is part of a letter you receive from an Australian friend.


Could you give me some advice? I want to
travel around your country for a month.
Where should I go? What should I see?
Whats the best season?
Now write a letter to your friend

thanking him/her for his/her letter


telling him/her where he/she should go
saying what he/she should see
explaining what the best season is and why.

Write your letter in about 80 - 100 words on the lines below.

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