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Review 3 Test A

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Use of English: Grammar 3 For questions 1-10, read the text


below and
write the word which best fits
1 Correct the articles in the each space. Use
following sentences. only one word in each space.

1 Ritas the cleaner. She mainly Interview Advice


cleans peoples homes but As soon as youve been formally
occasionally she cleans office invited for (1)_____ interview, it is
blocks. important that you start the
__________________________________ interview preparation process. This
2 The footballers all over the world process involves finding out
believe they deserve to make a information (2)_____the company,
huge amount of money each for example, where their offices are
year. located, how (3)_____ employees
__________________________________ there are, current developments,
3 Do you have the plastic bag I can achievements, etc. Typically
borrow? I left mine at home. speaking, (4)_____ more you know
__________________________________ about the company, the better. The
4 A last time we went to the theme second stage (5)_____ the process is
park, it cost us half the amount. preparing (6)_____ for the questions
__________________________________ that you could be asked. There are a
5 Scientists believe world is number of questions that are nearly
suffering climatic changes always asked at interviews, so
because of the quantity of become familiar with (7)_____. Its a
pollution in the air. good idea to role-play the questions
__________________________________ (8)_____ a friend. Try to ensure that
when youre answering questions
/5 about (9)_____strengths and
weaknesses that you provide
2 Choose the correct alternative. examples of situations or past
(10)_____ experience.
1 When cooking/cooked dinner, I
burned my finger on the oven.
2 Stopping/Stopped by his brother, /10
Toby confessed to borrowing his
computer game.
3 Having climbed/climbing the
mountain, the team collected all
of the charitable donations.
4 Felt/feeling hungry, we went to
see what food we had left in the
fridge.
5 Since bumping/bumped into Alex
before the concert, we havent
seen him.

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Use of English: Vocabulary contrast, those who are anti-online


shopping, say they dislike it because
they find the pictures and
4 Circle the noun that does not
descriptions (5)___________(LEAD).
commonly go with the verb.

1 embark on
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a problem / a career / a project /
an experience 6 Complete each sentence with
2 overcome the correct compound adjective
resistance / a setback / a problem related to parts of the body.
/ a qualification
3 take up 1 The image of people being
a position / a hobby / study / a evacuated from the island was
post s___d___. It was doubtful whether
4 experience they would ever return home.
pain / an obstacle / a situation / a 2 It was h___w___ to see so many
change people gather together to
5 undertake support those that had lost their
adversity / an analysis / study / a houses in the fire.
task 3 The experience of being in a
haunted house at night in the
/5 pitch black was utterly h___r___.
4 It was m___b___ to think that the
5 Read the text and write the lives of hundreds of people were
correct form of the words in ruined in a matter of seconds.
capitals to complete the gaps. 5 There was an e___s___ sound and
everyone rushed to the living
According to a recent investigation room to see what had caused it.
carried out by a group of
(1)___________ (SOCIOLOGY) at a /5
university in Hull, shopping for
clothes on the internet is now 7 For questions 1-5 think of one
favoured by women in their 30s. word only which can be used
When asked why they no longer appropriately in all three
enjoyed going to shops, the majority sentences.
stated it was both
(2)___________(PRACTICE) and 1
tiresome. Some claimed that She couldnt believe she had
internet shopping offered a better received such a large _________ for
service whilst other maintained it an incident so small.
was definitely a more comfortable
way to shop. You can arrange for He told me he was _________ but he
your shopping to arrive on a date was clearly still in shock from the
that is convenient to you and if you accident.
happen to be out when your
(3)___________(PACK) arrives, you Theres a _________ line between a
can either get it dropped off with a pass and fail.
neighbour or you can use their re-
delivery (4)___________(SERVE) . In 2

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The elephant stuck out his _________


and waited patiently for the child to
feed him the apple.

The police officer found the vital


evidence in an old _________ hidden
in the attic.

Looking at the tree _________, they


were able to tell the tree was no
more than 50 years old.

3
Before you _________ the road, you
must always look right and left.

I was so _________ with Sarah for not


buying her father a birthday
present.

She marked a _________ in the box to


indicate her age group.

4
My father had a great day at
Wembley watching a _________
between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Louise used a _________ to light all of


the birthday candles on Janes cake.

Unfortunately, Laura was not a good


_________ for James.

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Alex noticed a pen _________ on his
freshly painted wall and he wasnt
very happy.

Lucy was happy with the _________


she received in her geography
exam.

His job was to _________ the area


where he wanted the marquee
placed.

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Reading sensation produced whilst falling


through the air. As the elastic cord
oscillates up and down it produces
8 For questions 1-5 match the
additional excitement for the
statements with one or two of
participant and this feeling
the extreme sports. Only use
eventually stops once the energy
the information found in the
has dissipated. The secondary
text.
oscillations add to the participants
excitement. This activity can be
White water rafting
performed alone or with a partner,
White water rafting is an arduous
in which case, you are both tied at
sport which involves travelling on
the feet together and both jump at
inflatable boats along rivers or areas
the same time. No preparation is
of fast flowing water. To be classified
needed whatsoever from the person
as white water rafting, the water
taking part and the company used
encountered has to be white water,
will provide the cord and of course
which indicates rough and rapid
the building! This sport is not
conditions. The speed and
advisable for anyone who suffers
bumpiness of the water is indicative
from vertigo.
of the amount of excitement each
passenger receives. This activity is
Snowboarding
often enjoyed by groups of friends
Snowboarding is the sport of
and no experience is required, as
travelling down a snowy mountain
each centre provides a qualified
on a snowboard. When first learning
instructor who is in charge of
this sport, people acquire bruises on
directing the group and ensuring
different parts of their body, as they
their safety through the water.
often fall over due to the nature of
Whilst on the raft, everybody is
the sport. To snowboard, people
expected to work together as a
need appropriate warm and
team and use paddles to get
waterproof clothing, a snowboard,
through the vigorous water this is
board boots and in the interest of
when the hard work comes into it!
safety, a helmet. Most of the
As a security measure, life jackets
equipment can be hired from shops
and, in many cases, helmets are to
or ski centres. Although this sport
be worn at all times. This sport suits
does not require very expensive
those that are looking for an
equipment, people need to factor in
immediate thrill, who are confident
the cost of a lift pass and possibly
swimmers and those that are not
an instructor when first starting out.
afraid of getting wet.
Lift passes are required to transport
people to the slopes. This sport can
Bungee jumping
be enjoyed by anyone of any age
This activity involves being attached
and, generally speaking, people do
at the feet to an elastic cord. The
this sport in a group, but of course
cord is connected to a tall, fixed, or
there are people that snowboard
in some instances travelling
alone. This sport can be as
structure, such as a bridge, crane,
dangerous or as safe as the
building or hot air balloon. When the
individual wants. Speed can, but
person feels ready, they jump from
needn't, be a factor.
the structure towards the ground.
The thrill comes from the free-falling
Skydiving

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Skydiving is a sport where a person


jumps out of a moving craft, usually
a small plane or helicopter, at an
average height of 4000m. It takes
thousands of jumps and a lot of time
and money to master this
exhilarating sport. Although the fall
is from an immense height, sky
divers do not experience the same
free-fall sensation as with other
extreme sports. This hobby is both
fun and costly and can be carried
out alone or with a group. Before the
jump, you will need to inform the
company of your precise height and
weight and confirm that you do not
suffer from any health problems. For
a relatively extensive period of time,
learners do the jump attached to an
instructor who operates the
parachute and ensures safety at all
times. The sports high cost is due
to the equipment needed: a pilot, a
plane, an instructor and of course a
parachute. This activity is ideal for
those that have always dreamt of
flying.

1 & 2 These two sports have to be


carried out with a professional.

3 The equipment used in this sport


is not overly expensive.

4 This activity produces long-


drawn-out exhilaration for the
person involved.

5 With this activity the participant


chooses the level of danger they
want to experience.

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Listening
9 You are going to hear
4 How does Adam suggest
an interview with a successful
behaving once the sales assistant
negotiator.
has given the initial cost?
For questions 1-5 choose the
A Be aggressive and demanding
best answer, A, B, C or D.
B Act like you are in a film
C Use a combination of intelligence
1 Adam tells the listeners that
sales staff and aggression.
A trick their clients on a regular D Be careful and intelligent
basis.
B have to be pushy people to work 5 How effective is the higher
in sales. authority technique?
C get paid depending on how much A It always works.
they sell. B It works half of the time.
D push their clients because they C It works almost every time.
believe in the products theyre D It works a third of the time.
selling.
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2 In order to find out how much
you should pay for items, you
can
A check the prices on comparison
sites and other websites free of
charge.
B pay to access price comparison
sites and alike.
C go to different showrooms to find
out the best price.
D read numerous customer reviews
to get a feel of how much they
paid.

3 What does Adam advise people


to do when they go to a carpet
shop?
A Ask the sales assistant to help
them find a suitable design.
B Find a carpet they like and ask
the sales assistant for the cost.
C Know exactly how much they
want to spend and stick to it.
D Have fun looking around at the
different designs.

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Writing
10 Some people believe that
countries all over the world are losing
their cultural customs and traditions
because of rapid advances in
technology. Others disagree and state
that these advances mean we are now
able to inform others more effectively
about a countrys cultural customs.
Discuss both these views and give your
own opinion.

Write your essay in 200-250


words.
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