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TEST

(B 1)

TASK 1

Mark the correct letter

A, B or

C.

Exam ple:
You mustn’t take the computers out of
this room without asking the headteacher.
B You should check with the headteacher
before using the computers in this room.
C You must ask the headteacher for permission
to move the computers into this room
____________________________________________________________________________

0.

IT IS FORBIDDEN TO
MOVE COMPUTERS FROM
THIS ROOM WITHOUT
PERMISSION FROM
THE HEADTEACHER

1.

BOOKS MUST BE
LEFT ON TABLES
AND NOT PUT BACK
ON SHELVES

NOTICE

2.

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3.

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The monkeys are fed
Daily at 9.00 a.m.
Visitors are welcome
to watch.

4.

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A After you use books, put them back on the shelves.
B Leave books on the table when you finish using them.
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A When you buy two large cake, we change you for
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B We give you a small free cake with every large
cake you buy.
C If you pay for two large cakes, we give you a
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A Visitors can see how the monkeys are fed at 9.00 a.m.
B Visitors should never try to feed the monkeys before
9.00 a.m.
C Visitors can help feed the monkeys at 9.00 a.m.

A You can have a haircut every day but not on Saturday.
B

You can pay less for a haircut with this advert.

C You can get a cheaper haircut only on the opening day.

By day three. Then my friend dragged me to the top of a mountain in a blizzard. He’d been skiing for umpteen years and at last felt ready for it. The next day. 7 But can you really coax an unfit old man down a precipitous slope? Well I was determined to have a go and Jenny risked our relationship deciding on the tough love approach. Some fool at the bar that evening said he wanted to do the Vallée Blanche. roll the skis. I had grasped the theory of parallel turns. I headed for the nursery slopes where I spent the morning fooling around. A B C D Not an easy lesson A change of heart Not completely forgotten A ridiculous idea 0 4 the most suitable F is done for you E Not worth the pain F Not the way to start G A decision not to return F I first decided to give skiing a try when I was 21.’ said Jenny. scared and having been cursed by everyone on the slopes. beautiful and awesome. ‘bum in. 26km down a glacier starting at 12. Many freezing hours later I returned exhausted. 6 And then. to a cheerful little hotel called La Belle Etoile in the Chamonix valley. ‘Forget it. she cried.POINTS TASK 2 Read the article carefully and choose heading(A-H) for each part (5-9) of the article. And I did. I went with girlfriend / ski instructor. with adrenalin flowing. grip your poles. I now found it possible to enjoy myself. three years ago. 5 I remember thinking that skiing wasn’t that easy. and left me to get down. teaching myself and not learning how to turn or even stop. For thirty years. all those prejudices against the sport had to be rethought. They weren’t crowded or even very expensive and there were plenty of middle-aged beginners. or fun. and the Vallée Blanche by the end of week two. With him I formed a foolhardy plan: to do black runs – the hardest – by the end of week one. this time straight on to harder runs. the longest offpiste ski run in the Alps. The Alps in winter? Keep them. or in faraway sunshine. 8 Then illusions set in. I enjoyed simple winter pleasures on Welsh hillsides. 9 Twelve months later we went back to the same place. Slopes that had looked impossible a year before now seemed pretty easy. weight on the front ski’. ‘Bend the knees’. Jenny. One by one. Those mountains stretched forever. It seemed an expensive and dangerous sport for the rude and stupid who treated beginners like slush. ‘Feel the edges’. I was finally .000ft. The slopes were not full of rude head-bangers but sweet families and locals.

In the 19th century. Two Great Women Inventors In the 19th and early 20th centuries. she was made to work in a cotton factory by her parents. 10 POINTS 10 inventors to If it is False mark F . but she invented a way to fix the machine so that if there was the same fault again. there was an accident and somebody was almost killed by a machine. women had limited opportunities for a technical education and career. She had to go through a long legal battle to be finally recognized as the owner of the idea. Beulah Henry was prepared to admit that her technical skills were not very developed. Women found that the covers of Beulah Henry’s parasol often came off in the wind. While she was working there. What sorts of women chose to become inventors under such difficult circumstances? The personal stories of two of them give you an idea. But her most important invention – a machine that produced paper bags with flat bottoms – never made her much money. ‘The biggest umbrella men in the country told me it could not be done. T F . all she left was 275 dollars. from a machine for cutting shoes to improvements for the steam engine. These women’s lives and achievements will always inspire future generations of inventors. Once Margaret Knight had produced an invention.on the black runs with Jenny. 7. TASK 3 Read the text about two great women decide if each is sentence True or False. In fact. 9. Margaret knight always had great difficulty finding a buyer to her inventions. Margaret Knight’s first invention made a machine stop when it became dangerous to use. she told her parents she wanted to work in a factory. Working out how to fix the covers so that they would not only fly away on windy days was difficult. 8. the idea for the original invention was stolen by the person who made the model for the machine. As a young girl. 000 dollars from the manufacturers. When Margaret Knight was twelve. but she managed to do it. However. It was a fulfilling experience that will remain with me for ever … but the Vallée Blanche still calls. she patented a parasol – an umbrella for the sun – with changeable covers so that a woman could match her parasol with her clothes.’ The invention earned her about 50. Beulah Henry was encouraged to invent her parasol by large umbrella manufacturers. Margaret Knight won her fight to be considered the inventor of a machine to make paper bags. and few of them had an independent income. women were not encouraged to be business people any more than they were encouraged to be inventors. In those days. being an inventor was as difficult for a woman as being a business person. and when she died in 1914. 5. Margaret was only 12 at the time. as she herself put it. she would usually sell it to somebody for not much cash. at age 25. she got her first patent for an ice-cream freezer. 2. 3. She had more than eighty inventions. 1. There were a large number of women inventors in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A year later. In 1912. The nineteenth-century inventor Margaret Knight was born in the USA in 1838. There is plenty of information about Beulah Henry’s private life. If it is True mark T . In fact. Beulah Henry also began inventing things when she was a young girl. straight away the machine would shut down completely. the history of women inventors in this period is very long. 4. 6.

POINTS 10 Lake Vinney My favourite place for watersports is Lake Vinney. especially as there is a new road which means it is easier to get to. It is a shame that these people lost their homes. I would miss the watersports if they weren’t there. and I hope something similar never happens again in the future. and I must say that I hadn’t ever thought about what was under the water until last week. she patented 49 inventions. B persuade people to take up watersports on Lake Vinney C discuss what might happen to Lake Vinney in the future. D explain why people like living by Lake Vinney. and the number of visitors from all over the country continues to increase. but they still miss the village. They say that nobody asked them what they wanted – they were told one day that everything was decided. They were separated from their friends and had to get buses to new schools instead of walking there together. as she was always honest about her lack of such skills. What do we learn about Pat Smithers? . She said drowning the village was the best thing that ever happened as it brought a lot of business to the area. Vinnthorpe. surprisingly little is known about Beulah Henry’s personal life. Last week I talked to Pat Smithers. Under the water is the village. TASK 4 Read the article. among them thirty children who are now middle-aged. When I spoke to some people sitting in the cafe overlooking the lake. But for someone with such a long career. What is the writer trying to do? A describe what people think about the drowned village. I was surprised to find they still get angry about what happened. She entered university in 1909 and we suppose her education did not include technical or mechanical subjects. (2 points for each correct answer). 1. She gets up early to travel to her shop to sell newspapers and food and doesn’t finish work till late because of the car park. 2. who runs a shop on the edge of the lake and looks after the huge car park.In all. but it has only existed since 1975 when the valley was filled with water to provide electricity. They used to live in Vinnthrope and were moved to other places in the area. She was born in the USA in 1887 and grew up in an artistic family. they said they never thought about the drowned houses and streets. choose and circle the best alternative to answer the questions. When I asked people enjoying the watersports. however.

B She used to live in Vinnthorpe. C More people are visiting it every year. C She often visits the area on Holiday. B There are lots of houses on the banks. B He feels sorry for the people who lived there. shops or cafes around the Lake to spoil the views. D Mainly local people do watersports there. . D She earns her living near Lake Vinney.A She lives beside the lake. What do we find out about Lake Vinney? A It attracts tourists from abroad. What does the writer think about Vinnthorpe? A He agrees with Pal Smithers. 5. Which of these is an advert for Lake Vinney? A Come to Lake Vinney and Water-ski or sail. 4. D He has always felt guilty about water-skiing there. 3. C He thinks it should now forgotten. No ugly car Parks.

No (0) A Roman girls worried about having the latest hairstyle and boys in Ancient Egypt wanted to have sandals (1) _____ were cool and not the sensible ones their mothers preferred. Fashions go round and round Fashions have always changed with time. Looking (2) _____ over recent times. There are few places (5) _____ the world where the trainers. mark the letter next to the correct word A. Firstly. there seem to be two main differences in the (3) _____ fashions have changed compared to earlier times. in the 1960s. Enjoy the walks around the lake in complete peace and quiet. (4) _____ more people have a choice of clothes available to them. Soon. In the early years of the 21st century. the caps or the T-shirts of teenagers do not change from one year to the next. D Enjoy water-skiing on lake Vinney but leave time to visit the old village beside the lake – nothing has changed there for 30 years.B Come to Vinnthorpe and stay in a hotel in the village. Secondly. POINTS 10 TASK 5 Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space For each questions. the shops are (9) _____ of long skirts and coloured scarves like the ones in fashion only thirty years before. C or D . we will find that the really . C Lake Vinney is perfect for all kinds of watersports. (8) _____ had the same low waists narrow skirts as forty years before. B. For instance. Wonderful cafe by the side of the lake and plenty of carparking. The first (0) is done for you. styles are (6) _____ within a much shorter time than they (7) _____ to be.

. He ……. be so old! A can’t B mustn’t C wouldn’t D needn’t John doesn’t need a calculator. A by B after C over D on This food must be eaten ……. James ……. be handed in until the end of the week. A within B before C over D under He’s still getting ……. from Nigel. my friend went ……. A Except B Other C Besides D Apart ‘I did this painting all …….. B..’ said Milly.. my own. because it is only ten years since their clothes were in fashion before! 0 A doubt B chance C way D matter 1 A they B that C these D those 2 A about B round C back D behind 3 A sort B kind C type D way 4 A some B much C far D even 5 A in B on C of D through 6 A accepted B returned C exchanged D repeated 7 A wanted B needed C used D had 8 A dresses B jackets C trousers D blouses 9 A filling B filled C full D fuller 10 A other B most C rest D all POINTS 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 TASK 6 For these questions circle A. do very difficult sums in his head. A across B by C over D through This application ……. ( 1 point for each correct answer) ……. C or D.. the shock of losing his job. Dad... two days of purchase. better check whether all the details are correct before we send it off. A doesn’t need B doesn’t have C needn’t D hasn’t got You ….. A 8 9 would B had C should D did Sixty-five? No.fashionable people look on different from the (10) _____ of us. the homework with me. all the group arrived on time. A on B with C for D by As I had missed the Chemistry lesson..

.. 9 Between 1984 and 1986 Patricia Cornwell _____________________ (write) three novels... to read computer books................. 2........ A wasn’t allowed B didn’t have C wasn’t able D may D might not POINTS 10 TASK 7 Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form... I think I ______________________ (break) your camera when I dropped it! 5 I would have said ‘hello’ if I ________________________ (see) you! 6 I _______________(have) lunch every day with Clare in the canteen – I really enjoy talking to her..... My brother isn’t ................... 4... I said: ‘ Can I have 1...... ....’ 2 Mike ______________________ (work) in his study. She’ll be back next week.......... 4 I’m sorry....... a ride on it.. 7 ‘Didn’t you hear the phone ring?’ ‘No....... The castle opened to the public last year The castle ......... I ______________________ (listen) to music.......... open to the public since last year..... Example: 0................ I ___________________________ (go)..................... 3........ (2 points for each correct answer)... history books. Shall I call him for you? 3 If I had the chance to live abroad...... Jacky asked me: ‘When did your brother join the army?’ Jacky asked me .. I think that novels are not .... I think that history books are more interesting than novels............................A must B can C would 10 She …….’ 8 She told me she _________________________ (want) to meet me the next day... I asked him if he could have a ride on it... POINTS 10 TASK 8 Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first................. the army.... 10 I ___________________________(eat) less chocolate at the moment because I am on a diet...’ My brother is too young to read computer books............ to take part in the competition by her doctor....... 1 ‘Where’s Lynne?’ ‘She ______________________ (go) to Cuba.. sorry..................................

........................................ at the moment.............................................................................................. 7.......... I can’t pick you up.. Two mechanics are repairing my car at the moment................. - Some students think that cheating during a test is not a big fault...... ................................................................................................... the pool......... Spencer said ...................................................................................................................................... A famous French designer made my sister’s wedding dress........................ I ............................................................................ The road isn’t wide enough for us to drive down.............................. The road is too __________________________ for us to drive down.................................................................................................................. ...................... ..... Why don’t you borrow a book from the library? If I were you........................................................................................................................................... ........................... ................................................................... by a famous French designer...................................................... The pool is used by people of all ages.............................................................................................................................5.. two weeks before................................................... I .. . ..................... 8........................... 9........................... others believe that is not right.............................................. 6.........’ said Spencer.............................................. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer....... People of all ages ................................................................... TASK 9 WRITING POINTS 20 You must answer this question Write an essay of between 120 and 150 words......................... it ......................................... .................. 10........ ‘I arrived from New York two weeks ago.................................. a book from the library............................. My sister …..............................................................

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A 8–D 9–C TASK 3 1–T 2–F 3–T 4.C 3–D 4–C 5–A 6–D 7–C 8–A 9–C 10 .1–B 2.C 3–A 4.B TASK 2 5.T 5 -T 6–F 7–F 8–F 9–F 10.C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 old enough when my brother had joined has been as interesting as use he had arrived had her wedding dress made would/should am having my car repaired narrow 1–D 2-A 3-C -A .G 6–B 7.T 8 9 10 4 5-C 6-C 7-B 8-A 9-B 10 .A wanted wrote am eating TASK 7 TASK 4 1–A 2–D 3–C 4–B 5–C TASK 5 TASK 8 1–B 2.