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ERICAN CAMBRIDGE
ENGLISH
Level 6 - Stage 2
Stage Test
based on English in Mind Book 5
English In Mind Book 5 (2
nd
Ed) Stage 2

Name: Class: Date:


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1. Grammar


A Underline the correct answer: a, b or c.

0 Dan _____ play cricket well from an early age.
a) b) was able could c) managed
1 Im really sorry but I only ________ to get one ticket.
a) could b) managed c) was able
2 Paula ________ work since the accident.
a) couldnt b) didnt manage to c) hasnt been abl e to
3 ________ get everything done in time yesterday?
a) Could you b) Were you able to c) Did you manage
4 I never ________ to see Avatar in 3D.
a) wasnt able to b) could c) managed
5 Steve ________ hide his disappointment at coming second.
a) couldnt b) wasnt able c) didnt manage

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B Are the sentences correct? Yes (Y) or No (N)

0 Look at those elegant multi-coloured leather shoes! Y
1 She drives a German expensive sports car. ....
2 What an unusual wooden rectangular box. ....
3 My mothers got a small J apanese porcelain vase that she loves. ....
4 I like this painting of a colourful large English garden. ....
5 My little brothers got beautiful big green eyes. ....

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C Underline the correct answer: a, b or c.

0 I got to the party late so all the food ________.
a) b) had eaten had been eaten c) had been eating
1 I had no idea so many animals ________ in the tsunami.
a) had been dying b) had died c) had been died
2 We ________ in London for six months before we met our neighbours.
a) had been l ived b) had living c) had been living
3 A lot of fish ________ before the source of the contamination was discovered.
a) had been poi soning b) had been poi soned c) had poisoned
4 When I got up I realised it ________ all night.
a) had been rained b) had raining c) had been raining
5 The concert was half empty because it ________ very well.
a) hadnt been adverti sed b) hadnt been adverti sing c) hadnt advertised

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D Match the two parts of the sentences.

A B
0 Martin persuaded .... his parents to lend him $100.
1 Tim apologised 0 J ana to cheat in the exam.
2 Fred asked .... to help his brothers with their homework.
3 J im offered .... to breaking the kitchen window with his football.
4 Peter confessed .... borrowing my mobile phone.
5 Ben denied .... for not paying attention more closely.

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E Put the words in the correct order.

0 quit / J ane / to / Amazingly / decided / course / her
1
Amazingly, Jane decided to quit her course.
with / await / results / I / interest / the
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2 useless / Im / Maths / at / completely
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3 awfully / I / Phil / arrogant / think / is
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4 revising / You / need / start / really / to
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5 whats / Honestly / you / Lucy / with / matter / the
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F Match the sentences with their functions.

A B
0 Come on, lets get tickets for the concert. Itll be great! .... apology
1 I didnt touch your phone, honestly. .... claim
2 Shall I help you with your homework? .... denial
3 Im sorry I didnt tell you the truth. .... admission
4 I stole the money to help my parents. 0 persuasion
5 I dont have any trouble learning for exams. .... offer

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2. Vocabulary


A Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs.

fall make blow pull mess fulfil

0 Whatever Sam starts seems to fall
1
through. I dont know where he goes wrong.
I was very nervous at the interview. Im sure I .................... it up.
2 J ulia is very ambitious and hard working. Im sure she .................... it to the top very soon.
3 If you manage to .................... this deal off, youll be rich beyond your wildest dreams!
4 The training session yesterday .................... all my expectations. It was great.
5 You only have one chance so .................... it like you did last time!

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B Put the letters in the correct order and make advertising words.

0 What an annoying gijlen. I cant get that tune out of my head.
1
jingle
Dont believe all the adronpagap .................... in that newspaper.
2 Naughty but nice was a popular algons .................... .
3 Theres a huge nodghari .................... by the side of the road. Its very distracting.
4 Theres a otrinpomo .................... for summer perfumes at the department store.
5 Everyone recognises the Nike gool .................... nowadays.

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C Underline the correct answer: a, b or c.

0 Matt ________ out at the last minute because he was scared of being laughed at.
a) b) horsed chickened c) rabbited
1 Youre all like ________. Why dont you show some originality?
a) goats b) sheep c) cows
2 Hmm. Theres something ________ going on here. I dont trust that man.
a) catty b) doggy c) fishy
3 Have you heard the expression putting the cart before the ________?
a) pony b) horse c) donkey
4 The traffic was so heavy that we could only travel at a _______s pace.
a) slug b) worm c) snail
5 My grandson ________ everything we say to him.
a) parrots b) chickens c) birds

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D Complete the sentences with the words.

peace treaty
conflicts no-mans-land
warfare ceasefire peacekeeping force

0 The peace treaty
1
was signed at midday on 12th October.
The UN is sending a ........................................ to stop the fighting.
2 The soldiers were caught in the ........................................ between the two countries and couldnt move.
3 There is something remarkably impersonal about modern ........................................ .
4 A ........................................ was agreed last week, but fighting started again after two days.
5 Why are there so many ........................................ around the world at the moment? It seems that so
many countries are at war.

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3. Everyday English

A

Fill in each blank with an appropriate expression.






e.g A: I am not sure I really want go rock climbing.

B: Oh come on.____ Give it a go_____.

Youll love it.


1. A: Do you think it would be a good idea to leave at 10pm? The show starts at 11pm.

B: ______________, you should have plenty of time. The place is only 10 minutes

away.


2. A: Would you be passing by KLCC _________________ ?

B: Not really but I could if you want me to.


3. A: _________________. Ill be working on the guest list.

B: And I will be working on the decorations.


4. A: So we are still meeting up for the movie date this Saturday?

B: Can you meet me at the cinema?__________________ how about I pick you up

from home?


5. A: Welcome back from your trip. _______________________?

B: I dont know where to start. It was the best trip ever.


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How was it by any chance Better still
Thats settled Trust me Give it a go



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B Match the expressions in A with the meanings in B

A B


1.





2.





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Try it first.
We all agree on
this decision.
Have faith in me. I
know what I am
doing.
Did you make it?
Is it likely?
I have a better
idea.
Thats settled.
better still,
Give it a go.
How did it go?
by any chance
Trust me.



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4. Reading


A Read the article. Place the missing extracts (AK) to the correct place.

Animal instinct

As regular readers to our column will know, we like to publish unusual encounters with animals. This week
we focus on one of the largest land animals on the planet the elephant, (0) A.

When Martin Driver booked a holiday at the Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia
last November, he had no idea that he would be sharing his accommodation with a herd of elephants. (1) ....
to organise a day-trip for himself and his family. The other guests seemed rather larger than usual! He
counted not one, two or even three, but ten elephants strolling through the reception and as if they owned
the place. (2) .... for his safety, he asked the receptionist what was going on and was told the story.

Back in 1998, the lodge (part of the Bushcamp Company) had unwittingly been built on the elephants
traditional path to their favourite food wild mangoes. (3) .... for four to six weeks to eat them. This herd
lives in the 9,500 square kilometre national park and is led by the matriarch of the herd, Wonky Tusk. While
the animals stroll through the lodge as if they were tame, (4) .... , and guests are certainly not encouraged to
go anywhere near them. Barriers have been put up to prevent close contact because there is always the risk
of something unpredictable happening. The story of this annual migration has spread round the world and
the lodge is now inundated with visitors at this time of year; a touching example of how (5) .... .

On the same continent, but this time at Boulders Bay near Cape Town in South Africa, tourists from all over
the world flock to see a colony of African penguins. (6) .... to their bay. Where had they come from and why?
They appeared to have no fear of humans and soon took over the small town. They strutted and waddled
down the high street, wandered into peoples gardens, (7) .... .

From these inauspicious beginnings, however, the colony is now over 3,000 strong. And with the increase in
the bird population has come an increase in tourism, (8) .... , has brought its own challenges. As a result, the
area has been taken over by Cape Peninsula National Park and the birds have been restrained from walking
inland by a series of fences. For the human visitors there are boardwalks, which provide excellent viewing
positions, and also an information centre.

English tourist Gemma Phillips had always wanted to be able to see penguins in the wild, (9) .... , but little did
she realise she would also be able to swim with them. In fact, Boulders Bay is the only place in the world
where you can freely do so, but as she noted, (10) .... as they have a vicious bite.

If you have any stories of unusual encounters with wildlife, wed love to hear from you so please do write and tell us.

A and one of the cutest, and hero of many a film, the penguin
B humans and animals can co-exist when natural boundaries are respected
C so this was a dream come true
D Not suspecting anything unusual, he went to the lobby on his first morning there,
E In the early 1980s, local residents were amazed to discover two small visitors
F which while economically beneficial
G Amazed by the sight and initially somewhat concerned
H destroyed vegetation and were generally very noisy and messy
I When the fruits are ripe, the elephants come back every day
J although theyre very sweet you should resist the temptation to get too close to them
K they are, of course, wild

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B Read the web forum and answer the questions.

Martin
Ive always been a bit of a loner. I know most of my friends think Im weird, but Ive always been able to find
things to do to entertain myself. Its not that I dont like people, far from it, but somehow I need to have time
to myself to recharge my batteries. So, Ill often take myself off to the cinema. I love that feeling of sitting in
the dark and the escapism of it all. J ust you and the story and, to be honest, I dont even mind what kind of
film it is. I do sometimes go with friends, but then everyone wants to talk about it afterwards and that rather
spoils it for me.
Gemma
One of my best friends recently started going to a reading group that was set up by the local library. I love
reading, but Id always seen it as something you do on your own. Anyway, she persuaded me to go along
and I was really pleasantly surprised. There are about ten of us and we meet up once a month so that gives
everyone plenty of time to read the book thats been chosen. At first I was a bit dubious as I didnt really want
to read that months choice, but as it turned out, I really enjoyed it. In fact, Ive read loads of things I would
never have looked at so thats a good thing, Id say.
Simon
There was always music at home so when I was about seven I started playing the piano. My teacher was
very keen on the classics so I would spend one tedious hour after another practising on my own. It somehow
didnt occur to me that I could actually play with someone else, but when I was in my teens I started
improvising, which was actually much more fun, and I ended up joining a band. There were four of us and we
spent loads of time together just messing around. Eventually we decided to play in public and I have to say
theres nothing better than the buzz of playing live on stage.
Al i son
My dad was in the army and when we were growing up we were always on the move so I ended up going to
loads of different schools. I was a shy child and found it hard to make friends so I guess thats why I took to
writing. I kept a diary from a very young age and wrote down all the things that I couldnt share with anyone.
Now that Im an adult I still love writing and always have a notebook with me. I probably spend about two
hours a day writing, but wish I had more time. Ive thought of joining a writing group as that would focus me,
but I dont really feel confident enough to read my stuff to anyone else just yet.
Ben
Im a bit lazy and unfocused when it comes to studying. There are so many more interesting and fun things
to do, like playing computer games or going for a bike ride. The thought of sitting at my desk for hours
revising just makes me crazy. Luckily Ive got a couple of friends who are very good at organising their time,
especially when there are exams up ahead so now we get together for an hour or so every evening and we
study. J ohn is very methodical so he sets up a weekly schedule. At least this way learning is almost fun!
Louise
We live in a beautiful valley with a river and lots of woods nearby. Its so photogenic that you just want to be
out there whenever you can. It doesnt matter what the weathers like because you can paint the views in the
rain, the snow or the sun. Whenever I have time I pack up my paints and head for my favourite spot. I always
go on my own because I dont want to be distracted. Time passes so quickly and before I know it the day has
gone.

0 Who will reluctantly share their passion with friends?
1
Martin
Who relies on their friends? ....................
2 Who has benefited from sharing their passion? ....................
3 Who feels that company would slow down the creative process? ....................
4 Who didnt enjoy being in isolation? ....................
5 Who feels they dont have enough time for their passion? ....................

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C

You are going to read a newspaper article about a woman who is a downhill
mountain-bike racer. Five sentences have been removed from the article. Choose
from the sentences A-F the one which fits each gap (1-5). There is one extra
sentence which you do not need to use.


Downhill racer

Anna Jones tells of her move from skiing to downhill mountain biking and her rapid rise up the
ranks to her current position as one of the top five downhill racers in the country.


At the age of seven I had learnt to ski and by fourteen I was competing internationally. When I was
eighteen a close friend was injured in a ski race, and as a result, I gave up competitive skiing. To fill
the gap that skiing had left I decided to swap two planks of wood for two wheels with big tyres.

My first race was a cross-country race in 1995. It wasnt an amazing success. (1)__________. After
entering a few more cross-country races, a local bike shop gave downhill bike to try. I entered a
downhill race, fell off, but did reasonably well in the end, so I switched to downhill racing.

I think my skiing helped a lot as I was able to transfer several skills such as cornering and weight-
balance to mountain biking. This year I m riding for a famous British team and there are races
almost every weekend from March through to September. Its not all stardom and glamour, though.
In fact, theres quite a lot of putting up tents in muddy fields.

Last season I was selected to represent Great Britain at both the European and World
Championships. Both events were completely different from the UK race scenes. (2) _______. I
was totally in awe, racing with the riders I had been following in magazines. The atmosphere was
electric and I finished about mid-pack.

Mountain biking is a great sports to be in. People ask me if downhill racing is really scary. I say
Yes it is, and I love it. Every time I race I scare myself silly and then say, Yeah lets do it again.





















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When youre riding well, you are right on the edge, as close as you can be to being out of control.
Ive fallen off more times than I care to remember. However, you quickly learn how to do it so as
not to injure yourself. And its part of the learning process as you have to push yourself and try new
skills to improve.

Initially, downhill racing wasnt taken seriously as a mountain-biking discipline. (3)________. But
things are changing and riders are now realizing that they need to train just as hard for downhill
racing as they would do for cross-country.

The races are run over ground which is generally closer to vertical than horizontal, with jumps,
drop-offs, holes, corners and nasty rocks and trees to test your nerves as well as technical skill. At
the end of a run, which is between two and three minutes in this country your legs hurt so much
they burn. (4) _______. But in a race, youre so excited that you switch off to the pain until youve
finished.

Al lot of people think that you need to spend thousands of pounds to give downhill mountain biking
a go. (5) _______. A reasonable beginners downhill bike will cost you around 400 and the basic
equipment of a cycle helmet, cycle shorts and gloves, around 150. Later you may want to upgrade
your bike and get a full-face crash helmet, since the riders are now achieving speeds of up to 80
kilometres per hour.




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A I usually have to stop during practice
sessions.
D The attitude was: how much skill do you
need to sit on the saddle and point a
bike in the same direction for a few
minutes?

B The courses were twice as long and the
crowds were twice as big.

E I finished last, but it didnt matter as I
really enjoyed it.
C Im not strong enough in my arms, so
Ive been doing a lot of upper-body
training this year.

F Nothing could be further from the truth.



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5. Listening


A
Listen to six people talking about advertising.
Which speaker (AF):

4

0 is describing a logo? A
1 is describing a slogan? ....
2 is describing a TV commercial? ....
3 is describing a sandwich board? ....
4 is describing a jingle? ....
5 is describing a hoarding? ....

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B
Listen to the conversation between two friends, Hannah and Jack.
Are the sentences true (T) or false (F)?

5

0 Being alone is Hannahs worst nightmare. T
1 J ack hasnt heard of the film. ....
2 The films hero is penniless when he leaves his family. ....
3 His parents are overcome with grief. ....
4 J ack doesnt understand the heros behaviour. ....
5 Hannah and J ack feel they could live without material goods. ....
6 J ack prefers superficial films. ....
7 The films hero spends two years in Alaska. ....
8 At first he finds the isolation exciting. ....
9 Hes unable to leave due to local flooding. ....
10 Hes killed by hunters. ....

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6. Writing


Write a description of an event.

Write a description of either an event on the streets of your town or a sports or musical event that you
recently attended. Write 200250 words. Include the following information:

when the event took place
where the event took place
who you were with / who was there
what made it memorable



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7. Speaking



Ask the students a few questions to cover the material in Units 5 and 6.
Suggested questions:

1 What is your favourite advert at the moment? Why do you like it?
2 Why do you think people are influenced by brand logos?
3 Can advertising ever be useful? In what way?
4 Would you like to work in the advertising industry? Why? / Why not?
5 Which animals are under threat in (your country)?
6 Is it ever good to keep animals in captivity? Why? / Why not?
7 Why are some animals more at risk than others?
8 Which organisations campaign for animal rights? What do you know about them?
9 Would you consider joining such an organisation? Why? / Why not?
10 Which are the most endangered animals, in your opinion?

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