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New American Inside Out Upper intermediate

Unit 5 Test
Name Gabriela Stephanie Ramrez Arce

Score ______/50

Part A
Vocabulary
Guessing from context
1

Replace the phrases in bold with the words in the box.

chanting

crazy

curse

jinxed

ritual

superstitious

a)

He is convinced that his neighbor put a curse on him.

b)

I cant stay in this room because its number thirteen Im very superstitious.

c)

Everything I touch has been breaking today! I must be jinxed.

d)

If she doesnt perform her morning ritual in exactly the right way, she wont leave the house that
day.

e)

They kept chanting, Go! Fight! Win!

f)

What are you doing? Are you crazy?

(6 points)

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Weddings
2

Complete the text with the words in the box. There are two extra words.

best man

bouquet

bridesmaid

reception

service

speech

cake

church

confetti

groom

Joanna and Clive just got married in Jamaica. It was a really great wedding. The wedding took place in a
little white (1) church near the beach. Their (2) best man was Clives best friend, Daniel. I was the (3)
bridesmaid I had to wear a very silly pink dress. After the wedding, we threw (4) confetti over the
newlyweds, and Joanna threw her (5) bouquet for one of the single women to catch. I caught it! For the
(6) reception , we went to a restaurant on the beach. Daniel made a very funny (7) speech , and Joanna
and Clive cut their (8) cake . I danced with Daniel. Then we watched the sun set over the ocean. It was
so romantic!
(8 points)

Grammar
Present and past habits
3

Underline the correct verb form.

a)

When I was a child, I will / used to love playing school with my stuffed animals.

b)

Its the same every morning. Shell / would get up late and miss the bus.

c)

As children, we will / would always eat ice cream with my grandparents on the beach.

d)

He would / used to be a very small child. Then he grew and grew.

e)

My cat will / would meow and meow every morning, until I get up and feed it.

f)

We would / will often go for long walks in the woods when we had the dog.

g)

Rob didnt use to / wouldnt like cabbage, but now he loves it.

h)

These days, Grandma wouldnt / wont go out much anymore.

(8 points)

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Verb patterns
4

Complete with the to-infinitive or a gerund form of the verbs in parentheses.

a)

Did you remember to buy (buy) some milk? No, I didnt. Sorry.

b)

Could you please stop tapping (tap) your foot? Its noisy.

c)

I think I forgot to lock (lock) the front door. Can we go back?

d)

He couldnt remember meeting (meet) her before.

e)

Im trying to quit (quit) smoking.

f)

At the top of the mountain, they stopped to admire (admire) the view.

g)

I tried giving up (give up) coffee for two weeks once, but it didnt work.

h)

They will never forget meeting (meet) Elvis. It was an incredible moment.

(8 points)

Useful phrases
5

Complete the conversation with the words in the box. There are two extra words.

annoying
Jane:

annoys

cant stand

drives

find

irritates

nerves

Dont do that! Its so (1) annoying.

Kevin: What?
Jane:

Hum along to the music. It (2) drives me crazy.

Kevin: OK.
Jane:

And could you stop tapping your finger on the steering wheel? I (3) find it really irritating.

Kevin: Whats the problem? Am I getting on your (4) nerves?


Jane:

Sorry. I (5) cant stand long car trips.

Kevin: Me neither.
(5 points)

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Part B
Reading
6

Read the text. Are the sentences true (T) or false (F)?

a)

People who work in the theater are very superstitious. __T__

b)

Sir Ian McKellen had bad luck in the play, Macbeth. __F__

c)

Some actors think that whistling on the stage will bring bad luck. __T__

d)

If you wish an actor good luck, you have to leave the theater. __F__

e)

Some experts think that if an actor doesnt do a ritual, they will have bad luck. __F__

The use of rituals and superstitions to ensure opening night goes smoothly has long been a part of theater tradition.
Many actors perform their own private rituals, such as sleeping with the script under their pillows, or always
whispering the same word before going on stage. But other superstitions are more widespread.
One of the most well-known superstitions concerns Shakespeares play, Macbeth. Many actors wont say the name of
the play inside the theater. Instead theyll call it The Scottish play. Saying the name of the play is supposed to bring
bad luck, and curse the performance. In one episode of The Simpsons, the Simpson family meets the famous British
Shakespearean actor, Sir Ian McKellen, outside a theater. Every time one of them says Macbeth, something bad
happens to McKellen. He is even struck by lightning.
Another custom is that you wont wish an actor good luck before a performance; youll say break a leg. It is thought
that saying good luck will bring bad luck. And many people who work in the theater wont whistle on the stage or in
the dressing rooms; in fact, anywhere inside the theater. The people who do say the name Macbeth, or break any
other rules, are forced to perform a cleansing ritual in which they go outside, turn around three times, spit, swear, then
knock on the door and ask to be let back in.
This belief in superstitions and rituals has its roots many centuries ago, but why do many of these beliefs still continue
today? Some experts think this is because a lot of the actors livelihood depends on luck.
But maybe its just a habit thats hard to break. As one actor put it, The problem is that when you dont do the ritual, it
weighs on your mind, and you get nervous. Thats when you make mistakes.
(5 points)

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Pronunciation
Sentence stress
[Track 10]
7

Listen and underline the stressed words in each sentence.

a)

Youre always asking me too many questions.

b)

Hes forever leaving his clothes on the bedroom floor.

c)

Shes always bragging about her rich boyfriend.

d)

They insist on bringing that horrible dog.

e)

Hes always telling me how well he did in school.

(5 points)

Listening
[Track 11]
8

Listen to Caitlin and Rani talking about Indian weddings. Choose the best words to
complete the sentences.

1)

Indian weddings _____ .


a) are usually for close friends and family

b) can last for many days

c) are intimate affairs


2)

The groom at this wedding is arriving _____ .


a) on a horse

3)

b) on an elephant

c) in a carriage with his family and friends

The priest _____ .


a) goes around the fire seven times

b) gives the bride and groom flower garlands

c) puts red powder on the brides head


4)

Caitlin _____ .
a) doesnt want to give the couple a present

b) doesnt want to give them cash

c) wants to give them some crockery


5)

Its a good idea to wear comfortable clothes because _____ .


a) the ceremony is very long

b) everyone else will be wearing them too

c) you can sit down on the floor more easily


(5 points)
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