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2014. :911. LISTENING Time:20minutes Task1. YouwillhearaninterviewwithanAustraliangirlcalledVerity,whohasrecentlybeenonastudent exchangeprogramme.Foreachquestion16,choosethecorrectanswerA,BorC. 1.VeritychosetheNetherlandsforherexchangeprogrammebecause A B C afriendhadrecommendedit. oneofherrelativeswasfromthere. shehadalwayswantedtogothere.

2.WhatdidVerityfinddifficultaboutlivingintheNetherlandsatfirst? A B C sharingabedroom gettingupearly cyclingtoschool

3.WhatdidVerityimmediatelynoticeabouttheNetherlands? A B C ThecountrysidewasmorevariedthanAustralia. Thebuildingswerehowshedimaginedthem. Theweatherwasmuchcolderthanshedexpected.

4.WhatwasdifferentabouttheschoolintheNetherlands? A B C Ithadbetterfacilities. Therewasawiderrangeofsubjects. Theclasssizewasmuchbigger.

5.VeritywassurprisedthatstudentsintheNetherlands A B C knewverylittleaboutAustralia. hadneverconsidereddoinganexchangeprogramme. hadtravelledtoalotofcountries.

6.Verityrecommendsthatstudentsonanexchangeprogrammeshould A B C gotoaplacewheretheycanspeakthelanguage. stayforsixmonths. asktheirparentstovisit.

Task2. YouwillhearaboycalledJaketalkingtohisclassmatesaboutadivingtripherecentlydidwithhis family.Foreachsentence714,fillinthemissinginformationinthenumberedspace.Writeonly onewordineachgap. DIVINGTRIP ThetripwasveryexcitingbecauseJakewasdivingin(7)..waterforthefirsttime. Jakesonlypreviousdivingexperiencewastrainingina(8)..... Jakewentforhisfirstseadiveoffthecoastof(9).... Jakes(10)wentintothewaterwithhim. Jakesaysthebestthinghesawunderthewaterwasa(11)... Whiletheywereswimming,Jakewasafraidthattheremightbesome(12).nearby. However,hediscoveredthatthebigcreatureshesawwere(13)... Jakemanagedtodo(14)..divesintotal. Task3. Youwillhearaconversationbetweenaboy,Harry,andagirl,Laura,aboutwildlifephotography. Lookatstatements1520below.Decideifeachstatementistrueorfalse.Putatick(v)inthe correspondingbox. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Statement HarryadmiresthewildlifephotoofafishinAnimalsmagazine. HarrythinkstheunusualcreaturesinLaurasphotosarewhatmakes themgood. LauraandHarryfinditshardtokeepstillwhentakingwildlifephotos. Harrydoubtswhetherhiscameraisgoodenoughforwildlife photography. Laurathinksitsimportanttogetupearlytotakewildlifephotos. LauraandHarryarebothconsideringgettingmoreinstructionin photography. TRUE FALSE

READING Time:20minutes Task1. Readthetextandquestions15below.Foreachquestion,markthecorrectletterA,B,CorD. Myhomeisawindmill byJoshSummers,aged14 My homes different from where my friends live because I live in a19th century windmill! My parents sawitoneday,andboughtit.Itwasinpoorcondition,butitwasrepairedandnowitsfantastic! The windmill was once used to make flour from corn. The corn store used to be downstairs, where our kitchen is now, and horses came there to deliver the corn. The enormous 20metre sails are still onthefront,buttheydontturninthewindliketheyusedtobecauseitstoodangerous,sobirdslive in them instead. Theres always a ladder up theside of thewindmill sothat dad can paint itand keep it a nice cream colour. He also cleans the windows, although a company comes to do the top ones as theladderstooshort. Inside its like a tent with six sides, and it becomes more pointed towards the top, so the rooms get smaller. My rooms under the roof and I get a fantastic view its like looking out of an airplane window. There are some other houses around now, and a new main road, but I can relaxand make a noise when I play my guitar up there and no one can hearme! I can hear everything, though, like the birdswhenitsquiet,whichisreallycalming,ortheveryloudstorms,whichIcanseecomingtowards us.AndIactuallyfinditeasiertoconcentrateonmyschoolworkupthere,asmybrothersandsisters dontwanttoclimbupallthestairs,sotheydontdisturbme!Icantimaginelivinganywhereelse! 1.WhatisJoshtryingtodointhetext? A B C D comparehishomewithhisfriendshomes explainwhyhisfamilychosetoliveintheircurrenthome tellreadersaboutadvantagesoflivingwherehedoes suggesthowhishomecouldbeimproved

2.WhatdoesJoshsayabouttheoutsideofthewindmill? A B C D Wildcreatureshavemadetheirhomesthere. Itscoveredindarkpaint. Theresaladderthatgoesrighttothetop. Thewindowsfrequentlyneedcleaning.

3.Joshsaysthathisroom A B C D isabitlikeanaeroplaneinside. isagoodplaceforpracticingamusicalinstrument. isthelargestoneinthewindmill. isbetterforrelaxinginthandoingschoolwork.

4.WhatdoesJoshsayaboutthedifferentsoundshehearsinthewindmill? A B C D Hedislikesthenoiseofthesailsinthewind. Heenjoyslisteningtoallthebirds. Hefeelsnervouswhenaloudstormcomesalong. Hespleasedthathesnotdisturbedbyanynoise.

5.Whatwouldavisitorfromthe19thcenturysayiftheysawthewindmillnow? A there. B C Itsgreatthattheyvekeptthecornstoreasitwas.Thehorsesusedtolovecoming Thesailsarealotsmallerthantheyusedtobe.Isupposethatsforsafetyreasons. Itsstillinthesameconditionasbefore.Theownersneverlookedafteritthen,either.

D Youcanstillseethewindmillfrommilesaway.Ofcourse,therewerentallthese buildingsarounditthen,asabusyroadgoingpast. Task2. Readthetextandmarkstatements612belowasT(true)orF(false). On 2 November 1982, the British public turned on their television sets for the arrival of the nations fourth TV station, called Channel 4. They were greeted by the smiling face of local TV news presenter Richard Whiteley, who welcomed them with the words: As the countdown to a new channel ends, a brand new countdown begins. And with this sentence, the words and numbers game show Countdownwaslaunched. The rules of this new game show were as follows: two contestants faced each other over several rounds of games with letters and with numbers. Finally, there was the Conundrum round, where contestantshadtoworkoutthenineletteranagram.Attheendoftheshow,thecontestantwiththe highestscorewonandwasinvitedbackthenextdaytofaceanewchallenger. However, despite the simplicity of the rules, those who watched the early editions of the 30minute show, which was on five days a week, could hardly have imagined that it would last any longer than the original seven weeks that had been planned for it. The first contestants and guests were not exactlythemostexcitingpeopleontelevision. ButluckilyforCountdown,therewereenougholdpeople,universitystudentsandotherpeoplewith nothing much to do each afternoon to keep the show alive. When the show began, Carol Vorderman won over fans with her amazing mathematical abilities. Countdown made a celebrity out of Carol, and these days shes a familiar face on British TV. Despite her fame, Carol still loyally turned up on Countdown each day to turn over the letters and show the contestants how to solve the numbers gameuntilsheretiredin2008. Yes, that is correct nearly 30 years since it began, Countdown continues to keep its audiences brains working every afternoon. In fact, on 3 January 2006, it celebrated its 4,000th show. Other signs of its success include the increase in the length of each programme to 45 minutes, the addition of a showonSaturdaysandthenumberofBritishcelebritieswhohavemadeanappearance.

6.CountdownwasthefirstprogrammeevershownonChannel4.

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7.EverydaytwonewcontestantscompetetobecomeCountdownchampion. 8.Originallyonly35programmesofCountdownwereplanned. 9.Theearlyshowswerepopularwithworkingpeople.

10.CarolVordermanisnolongerinvolvedwiththeshow.

11.ThesedaysCountdownisonforfourandahalfhourseveryweek. 12.Moreandmorefamouspeopleliketurningupontheprogramme. Task3.

Readthetextandmatchsentences1320belowwithparagraphsAFofthetext. TheHistoryofBMXBiking A. BMX biking began in the late 1960s in southern California. Its based on the sport of motocross, whichdatesbackto1924andinvolvesracingmotorbikesacrossroughtracks.Itstartedwhenchildren began to copy motocross riders by racing their bikes on tracks which they built themselves. This new formofbikeracingwasnamedbicyclemotocross,orBMX. B. In July 1971, a movie about motocross called On Any Sunday came out. At the start of the film a group of kids from California are shown riding their bicycles as if they were riding motorbikes. This helpedtomakeBMXbikingmorepopular.SoonBMXracesattractedhundredsofriders. C. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the most famous BMX bike was the Schwinn StingRay; this was thebikeeveryyoungriderwantedtoown.Atthistime70percentofallbicyclesalesintheUSAwere either the StingRay or similar models. By the mid 1970s BMX design had improved a lot and there were many new models to choose from. But the bikes all had the same sized wheels and usually only onebrake. D. In 1977, the American Bicycle Association was formed to organize the competitions and to make therules.Thesportwasalsobecomingpopularinotherpartsoftheworld,particularlyinEurope.The first BMX world championship was held in Indianapolis, USA, in 1978. Most of the 165 competitors were teenagers, but there were also children competing in special races for the under 8s and under 12s. There were separate races for boys and girls. There werent many nationalities present at this competition;apartfromAmericanstherewereonlyafewridersfromAustralia,JapanandVenezuela. E. Since that time the number of races for adults has grown very quickly, but BMX racing didnt become a full Olympic sport until the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Maris Stromberg from Latvia wonthefirsteverOlympicmensgoldmedalforBMXracingandAnneCarolineChaussonfromFrance becamethefirstwomenschampion. F. As the popularity of BMX grew, riders were constantly testing the limits of their bikes. BMX wasnt just about racing any more. Riders began to take their bikes to skateboard parks and started performing tricks and jumps. This became known as freestyle and riders soon began to practice this asmuchasracing. 13.TherewereracesfordifferentagegroupsatthefirstBMXworldchampionships. 14.BMXfreestylestartedbecauseBMXriderswantednewchallenges. 15.BMXbikingwasinventedbychildren. ____ ____ ____

16.TheSchwinnStingRaywasthefavouritemodelofBMXriderstobeginwith.

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17.MoreBMXbikesweresoldthananyothertypeofbikeintheUSAintheearly1970s.____ 18.ManypeoplelearnedaboutBMXbikingfromafilm. ____ ____

19.BMXbikingappearedmorethan40yearsafteritsprototypemotocross.

20.SomeridersfromAsiaandLatinAmericatookpartinthefirstBMXworldchampionship. ____ USEOFENGLISH Time:10minutes Task1. Matchsentences110withtheway(ak)eachpersonistravellinginGreatBritain.Thereisone extrameansoftravelling. 1.Iamoftencalledtorescuepeople,becauseIcantakeoffandlandindifficultplaces. 2.Whenthetrafficlightsturnedgreen,mydaddroveaway. 3.IgotaflattyreasIwasonmywaytoschool. 4.Wehadtowaitforagesontheplatform. 5.YougetaseatupstairsandIllbuyaticketfromthedriver. 6.Thewavesarecomingrightovertheside,sowereallgettingwet! 7.Thedriverwilltakeustoourdoor,andwellpaywhenwegetthere. 8.IgoveryfastwhenImridingthis,soitsdangerousnottowearahelmet. 9.Afterwedallgotin,thedoorshutandwediveddownunderthewater. 10.Weclimbedintothebasketandtookofffromafielditwasreallyquiet! a b c d e f g h i j k motorcycle boat train helicopter submarine hotairballoon bus car bicycle taxi airplane

Task2. Completethesentenceswiththeprepositionsfromthebox.Theprepositionscanbeusedmore thanonce. intowith outofon tobyoff 11.Themangothisyellowcarandwalkedaway. 12.WeregoingtoSpain...seaweretakingtheferry. 13.Theshipwillleaveassoonaseveryoneis..board. 14.Wegot..thebuswhenwereachedourstop,andwalkedhome. 15.Thetrainleftthestationexactly..time. 16.Mybikeneedsfixing,soIllhavetogointotown..foot. 17.Wegotthecaranddrovetothebeach. 18.Wellbeaway..holidayfortwoweeks. 19.Theyboththinkthatsharingaroomabrotherorsisterhasadvantages. 20.Whenyourremotecontrolmodelisready,youcanlookforwardplayingwithitinapark. WRITING Time:20minutes Commentonthefollowingstatement. Somepeoplethinkthatcomputergamesarebetterthanlife. Whatisyouropinion?Doyouagreewiththisstatement? Write100120words. Rememberto makeanintroduction expressyourpersonalopinionandgivereasonsforyouropinion makeaconclusion.

SPEAKING Student 1 Task 1 Look at the pictures and say which of these sports you think would be more in demand and thus more popular at resorts hang gliding or skydiving ? Give your reasons. (Monologue; Time: 2-3 minutes) Then answer 3 QUESTIONS of your partner. (Dialogue; Time: 2 minutes) Task 2 Listen to the presentation of your partner, ask your partner 3 QUESTIONS to get ADDITIONAL INFORMATION not mentioned in the presentation. (Dialogue; Time: 2 minutes)

Student 2 Task 1 Listen to the presentation of your partner, ask your partner 3 QUESTIONS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION not mentioned in the presentation. (Dialogue; Time: 2 minutes) Task 2 Look at the pictures and say which of these sports you think would be more in demand and thus more popular at resorts outdoor or indoor climbing? Give your reasons. (Monologue; Time: 2-3 minutes) Then answer 3 QUESTIONS of your partner. (Dialogue; Time: 2 minutes) to get

Student 1 Pictures: Hang gliding and skydiving

Student 2 Pictures: Outdoor and indoor climbing

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