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TEST A READING Read the article and underline A, B, or C. The best public transport system in the world. Curitiba in Brazil is no ordinary city; it has the best public transport system in the world. The mayor, Jaime Lerner, along with the council, began developing the world- amous system in !"#!. $r Lerner had grown up in Curitiba and %new that the street was an important part o city li e or the residents. &e made many o the streets into pedestrian areas, with no access or cars. The council put in lowers, lights, and %ios%s where people could sell ood and other products. To encourage shoppers to use the new areas, the mayor gave away ree paper so that local children could paint pictures in the street. Cyclists also bene it rom !'(%m o cycle lanes, which ollow old river valleys and railway trac%s around the city. $r Lerner realized that to increase the development and growth o the city in the uture, the public transport system also had to improve. Buses were chosen as the main transport because it was the cheapest. Curitiba)s transport system now consists o over *(( routes that use around !,"(( buses to carry appro+imately !." million passengers every day. ,ppro+imately -(%m o the roads are or buses only, so tra ic .ams are unusual. Bus travel is aster and more convenient than using private cars. The city now uses *(/ less uel than other large cities in Brazil and people spend only about !(/ o their yearly salaries on transport costs. 0ome o the buses are able to carry !#(12#( passengers. 0chool buses are yellow, and buses or disabled people are blue. They are designed with three doors 1 two e+its and one entrance 1 so that people can get on and o 3uic%ly. Bus stations provide ree maps and acilities to help parents with young children and people carrying heavy bags to board the buses easily. 4assengers buy a tic%et at the o ice in advance and then wait or their bus, li%e in an underground station. Because o the success o Curitiba)s public transport system, Jaime Lerner now o ers advice to city councils around the world on how they can solve their cities) transport problems. 5+ample Curitiba has one o the best public transport systems in the world. , True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say ! Curitiba is di erent rom other cities in the world. , True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say 2 Jaime Lerner spent a lot o time playing on the streets when he was a child. , True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say * The council allows people to sell things in the pedestrian streets. , True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say 8 ,ll the %ios%s sell local ood.
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True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say # =ther large Brazilian cities are planning to cut the amount o uel they use. !$%&'$(& words" • • • • ?hen and where did it happen@ ?ho were you with@ ?hy@ ?hat went wrong@ ?hat happened@ ?hat happened in the end@ /10 /20 TEST B READING 9ew 5nglish 6ile :ntermediate Test pac%. to send to the newspaper..The population o the city is about !. True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say ' The council chose to increase the bus service because it was the least e+pensive type o transport." million. True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say . True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say " 4assengers buy their tic%ets as they get on the buses. Answer the ollowing #uestions. True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say /10 WRITING A newspaper is running a story-writing competition. True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say !( $r Lerner en. . . or a di icult situation you’ve been in !or invent one". Write about a nightmare holiday you’ve had. . 6ile 2 <eading and writing . . . True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say > The buses are di erent colours according to what they are used or.oys being an e+pert in developing public transport systems. .

Bus travel is aster and more convenient than using private cars. 6ile 2 <eading and writing . &e made many o the streets into pedestrian areas."(( buses to carry appro+imately !. . and buses or disabled people are blue. $r Lerner had grown up in Curitiba and %new that the street was an important part o city li e or the residents. The council put in lowers. with no access or cars. 0chool buses are yellow. . 4assengers buy a tic%et at the o ice in advance and then wait or their bus. The best public transport system in the world. so tra ic . . began developing the world." million passengers every day. The mayor. along with the council. Bus stations provide ree maps and acilities to help parents with young children and people carrying heavy bags to board the buses easily. The city now uses *(/ less uel than other large cities in Brazil and people spend only about !(/ o their yearly salaries on transport costs. To encourage shoppers to use the new areas. Buses were chosen as the main transport because it was the cheapest."(( buses.ppro+imately -(%m o the roads are or buses only. or C. B. Curitiba in Brazil is no ordinary city. $r Lerner realized that to increase the development and growth o the city in the uture. . Because o the success o Curitiba)s public transport system. 0ome o the buses are able to carry !#(12#( passengers. True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say Curitiba)s public transport system currently uses more than !. li%e in an underground station. 5+ample Curitiba has one o the best public transport systems in the world. True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say Cars are allowed to drive on the pedestrian streets in the evenings. Curitiba)s transport system now consists o over *(( routes that use around !. Cyclists also bene it rom !'(%m o cycle lanes. the public transport system also had to improve.Read the article and underline A. lights. Jaime Lerner now o ers advice to city councils around the world on how they can solve their cities) transport problems. and %ios%s where people could sell ood and other products. . .amous system in !"#!.ams are common on the roads o Curitiba. True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say Tra ic . which ollow old river valleys and railway trac%s around the city. They are designed with three doors 1 two e+its and one entrance 1 so that people can get on and o 3uic%ly. Jaime Lerner. . the mayor gave away ree paper so that local children could paint pictures in the street.ams are unusual. True B 6alse ! 2 * 8 ' 9ew 5nglish 6ile :ntermediate Test pac%. True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say Jaime Lerner designed the transport system because he grew up in Curitiba. True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say There is good access to the city centre or cyclists. it has the best public transport system in the world.

C 7oesn)t say The inhabitants o Curitiba pre er using public transport to their own cars. to send to the newspaper. 6ile 2 <eading and writing . or a di icult situation you’ve been in !or invent one". True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say !( $r Lerner travels to other cities to help improve their public transport services. True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say # $r Lerner thin%s Curitiba would be cleaner i it had an underground system. True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say " 4assengers can also buy their bus tic%ets at the underground station. True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say /10 WRITING A newspaper is running a story-writing competition. !$%&'$(& words" • • • • ?hen and where did it happen@ ?ho were you with@ ?hy@ ?hat went wrong@ ?hat happened@ ?hat happened in the end@ /10 /20 9ew 5nglish 6ile :ntermediate Test pac%. Answer the ollowing #uestions. . Write about a nightmare holiday you’ve had. . . . . True B 6alse C 7oesn)t say > 0pecial acilities are provided or amilies and shoppers so that using the buses is more convenient.