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PART 1

READING
Task 1
Look at the sign in each question, then choose the meaning of this sign from options A D. Write your answers on your answer sheet.
Example:

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A.
B.
C.
D.

Work will be finished soon.
People are doing their job well.
People are working here at the moment.
Work hard if you want to make progress.

The correct answer is C

1.
A. Children cannot reach medicine.
B. Keep medicine where children can easily reach
it.
C. Put medicine in a safe place where children
cannot get it.
D. Children are not allowed to take medicine.
2.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Leave only your luggage here.
Do not leave without your luggage.
Keep your luggage with you at all times.
You can leave your luggage with the luggage
attendant.

3.
A. This shop does not do repairs.
B. The shop is not open because it is being
repaired.
C. Bring your repairs to this shop.
D. This shop is closed for the holidays.
4.
A.
B.
C.
D.

The flowers are not for sale.
You are not allowed to grow flowers here.
Flowers must not be taken from this area.
Do not smell the flowers.

A.
B.
C.
D.

If you want to play, you must stop here.
Drive carefully. Children often play here.
Only children can play here.
Stop children playing here.

5.

Task 2
The people below are all going to London. From among the sightseeing possibilities
described below choose one that would be the most suitable for each person. For each of
the numbers 6 – 10, mark the correct letter on your answer sheet.
6. Maria and Angelo, from Italy, have just won a 3-day trip to London in June. They are very
excited about it because they haven’t seen London and its sights before. However, they are
worried because their English is not very good.
7. Keith and Jenny are planning to visit London next week to do their Christmas shopping.
Keith wants to buy presents for his family. Jenny, who loves designer clothes, has decided to
buy herself a special evening outfit for Christmas Eve.
8. Ian Johnson is visiting London to do some sightseeing. He’s an archaeology student and
very keen to see sites of historical interest.
9. The Elliots love the theatre, expecially musicals and comedy shows. They have planned to
visit London mainly to see the latest performances, but they haven’t got much money to
spend.
10. Julie is planning a 4-day holiday in London in order to see her friends and go shopping. She
loves handmade things, unusual ornaments and souvenirs. She doesn’t want to spend too
much.
A. CANAL BOAT TRIPS
Four different day trips are available. We recommend the London Ring Cruise, a unique 12-hour trip
making a circular tour of London on 5 different waterways. All provide an opportunity to explore the
industrial history and enjoy views of well-known landmarks.
B. THE LONDON NOBODY KNOWS
Discover the secret history of London on this guided walk round the old city, whose hidden courts
and streets are keyholes into London’s past. You’ll see everything from traces of Roman London to a
forgotten Norman Crypt; and from the musty cells of an ancient prison to a beautiful but hidden 300year-old-courtyard and hall.
C. THE ORIGINAL LONDON SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Enjoy the sights of London from a traditional double-decker bus (open top in summer). We’ll take you
to the world-famous Madame Tussaud’s and the London Planetarium and you’ll also see St Paul’s
Cathedral, The Tower of London, Nelson’s Column and, of course, Buckingham Palace, where the
Queen lives. If you are unsure of your English, the tour is given in eight languages.
D. KEW GARDENS
At Kew we do everything we can to help protect the Earth’s environment and bring new benefits
from the plant kingdom. We have a large variety of plants from all over the world, housed in
spectacular glasshouses and beautiful, peaceful gardens. Every visit to Kew helps to pay for
something new – and supports our scientific efforts to conserve the environment.
E. SHOPPING (I)
If you think shopping is fun, but have to keep an eye on your bank balance, London has several
colourful and interesting markets which are great to visit, even if you don’t buy anything. Try Covent
Garden, with its antiques market and attractive buildings – you’ll find lots of unusual jewellery,
paintings, interesting objects and handmade clothes.
F. SHOPPING (II)
For many people London is the place to go shopping. Oxford Street has every kind of shop from
cheap tourist stalls to big department stores. From those with more expensive tastes, and the bank
balance to support it, Bond Street is packed with designer outlets, e.g. Donna Karan, Versace and
Armani. If Bond Street isn’t up-market enough for you, you can always get a taxi to Knightsbridge.
G. THE WEST END
No visit to London would be complete without catching a West End show. Prices range from £5 to
£35 and afternoon performances are always the cheapest. Or you can join the queue at the halfprice ticket booth in Leicester Square – and use the rest of your cash for a meal afterwards in one of
the area’s many restaurants.
H. MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
Though it is the youngest of the arts, cinema has a rich and varied history – and you can see it all
here at the MOMI. From the earliest Lumière brothers films up to the present day, every aspect of
making moving images, including cartoons, is on show.

Task 3

Read the text about fighting flu and decide where the statements below it are
True, False, or Not Given. Mark T (for True), F (for False) or NG (Not Given) on
your answer sheet.
HOW TO FIGHT FLU THIS WINTER
Every year, thousands of people suffer from the flu and, unfortunately, this looks likely to
continue. Although scientists are still trying to understand the flu, there are some ways to
avoid getting it. However, there is no guarantee of a cure.
The flu jab
The flu jab is one possible way to prevent flu. The injection can be given by your local
doctor or at the hospital. Virus proteins are injected into the blood, your body recognizes
them as foreign and makes antibodies. The antibodies are then ready to fight the flu virus if
you are unlucky enough to catch it. Research shows that, on average, having a flu jab
reduces your chances of getting flu by 60-80 percent. Some people feel tired or experience
flu-like symptoms for a few days after the jab.
Vitamins
If you don’t like the idea of having an injection, you could try taking vitamin supplements.
Vitamin C
Taking vitamin C when you already have the flu won’t cure you. Vitamin C is effective,
however, if you take it before you get the flu. It can help to reduce the length and severity
of the illness.
Cod liver oil
It may taste unpleasant, but it is full of vitamins A and D, which help fight gems.
Herbs and homeopathy
Garlic
Garlic contains allicin, which fights viruses and bacteria.
Herbal teas
These are also good for treating colds and flu. Try peppermint, sage or elderflower, which
are available from your local health food store.
Aromatherapy oils
Breathing in scent of oils such as eucalyptus and lavender may also help.
Lifestyle
By choosing a healthy lifestyle, you will reduce stress and help your body protect itself from
the flu.
Exercise
Make sure you do some kind of exercise three times a week for at least 20 minutes.
Nutrition
Don’t eat fried or smoked food. Try to eat as much fresh fruit and vegetables as possible –
at least five portions a day. Choose colourful vegetables like carrots, broccoli and red
peppers. Eat foods which are rich in zinc, such as potatoes, nuts, liver and wholewheat
bread.
QUESTIONS
11.Scientists have found a cure for the flu.
12.You can have a flu jab at your local hospital.
13.If you have a flu jab, you have a 60-80% chance of not getting the flu.
14.Taking vitamin C when you have the flu will make you feel much better.
15.Cod liver oil is delicious.
16.You should make tea from eucalyptus.
17.Herbal teas are healthier than normal tea.
18.If you feel stressed, you have less chance of getting the flu.
19.In total, you should exercise for at least twenty minutes every week.
20.Eating lots of fruit and vegetables will help you avoid getting the flu.

Task 4
Read the text below. Choose the most suitable word from the table below to fill in each
of the gaps. Write the suitable letters on your answer sheets.
HOW TO BE A PERFECT COLLEAGUE
You (0) .......may................... feel you are good at your job, but how good are you at (21) _______ on
with other people in the office? To be a dream colleague you need to follow a (22) _______ simple
rules.
Firstly, (23) _______ keep people informed. If you are running late, or having problems with a
particular project, let your colleagues know. Your workmates will then be able to help you and know
(24) _______ to expect.
It is important to admit when you are wrong or have (25)_______ a mistake. Honesty (26) _______ the
best policy, own up to being wrong, but don’t take the blame (27) _______ someone else’s mistake.
Be positive; people quickly get bored of colleagues (28) _______ complain all day. Before you start
complaining, try to remember a positive experience and (29) _______ good you felt. Remember that
office life nowadays is base on team work. (30) _______ wants to work with someone who is always
miserable.
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A

Maybe

B

May

C

Would

D

Will

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1

A

Going

B

Moving

C

Getting

D

Working

2
2

A

Lot

B

Number

C

Few

D

Little

2
3

A

Hold

B

Make

C

Do

D

Keep

2
4

A

What

B

Which

C

That

D

How

2
5

A

Done

B

Got

C

Made

D

Seen

2
6

A

Be

B

Is

C

Are

D

Do

2
7

A

On

B

For

C

To

D

With

2
8

A

To

B

What

C

Whose

D

Who

2
9

A

That

B

How

C

However

D

Which

3
0

A

Nobody

B

Somebody

C

Anybody

D

Nothing

Task 5
Here are some sentences about language courses. For each question, finish the
second sentence so that it means the same as the first. The second sentence is
started for you. Write only the missing words on your answer sheet. Each
completely correct sentence counts as two points. A correct sentence with minor
grammar or spelling mistakes counts as one point.
Example.
1. Shall we travel by air?
What about ……………travelling by air? ……………………………………………………….
31-32. How much does it cost to register for the French course?” she asked the secretary.
She asked the secretary …………………………………………French course.
33-34. I think you should pick French rather than Portuguese.
You’d ………………………………. Portuguese.

35-36. Students take placement tests when they arrive.
Tests …………………………………………arrive.
37-38. It isn’t necessary to pay the fees in advance.
You ………………………………… advance.
39-40. Why don’t you enroll on a language course?
If I were you, ……………………………… language course.

Task 6
All the sentences below contain one extra word. Find this word and write it on your
answer sheet.
Example
She went to the market for to buy some fruit.
You write:
for
41. I’ll make the dinner when I will get home.
42. I heard Michael to phone and book the tickets.
43. The question was too much difficult for me to answer it.
44. He left the house without to saying goodbye to me.
45. He’s much more younger than he looks.
46. Bob was feeling the more and more tired.
47. She spent the most of the day lying on the beach.
48. He can hardly not see anything without his glasses.
49. You had better to eat all of your dinner.
50. Karen made her brother to apologise to her.

Task 7
Fill in the table of irregular verbs with the missing forms. Write your answers on your
answer sheet.
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51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60

Throw

…Threw…
taught

…Thrown …

Spread
wept
rose
Lie (be in a horizontal
position)
Swing
Stole
woke
Ride
Swear

Task 8
Read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a
word that fits the space in the same line. There is an example at the beginning. Write
your answers on your answer sheet.
THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE
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6
3

The first Boat Race was a …memorable……… occasion and
took place
in 1829. One of the ….... of the race was Charles
Wordsworth, who had ……….established the university
cricket match in 1827. Today, almost two centuries later, one of
the most
………..things about the Race is its

MEMORY
FOUND
SUCCESS

AMAZE

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……..…worldwide. In fact, there is even a Boat Race society
which is responsible for the annual ………….. of videos of

POPULAR
DISTRIBUTE

the Race to all its members.
The Race is rowed o the River Thames in London over a
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........... of about four miles. Thousands stand on the banks to

LONG

watch, however, ........ and cold the weather might be. Just

PLEASE

....if the weather is very windy, a boat may fill with

OCCASION

water and sink, a ............ sight and obviously a great

DRAMA

………….. to the boat's crew.

EMBARRASS

PART 3

WRITING
A youth magazine is asking young people to contribute articles to be published
in a special edition. The title of the article is: "The person in the world I would
most like to meet”. This can be someone from your own country or abroad, from
our times or from the past. You should explain why you chose this person, what
you would talk about if you met, etc.
Write your article in 190-220 words.