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Review 1 Test B

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Use of English: Grammar 2 Read the text and then select


the correct answer, A, B, C or D.
1 Choose the correct verb and the
Not sure when
correct form of the verb (verb +
At the moment, Im uncertain about
ing or verb + infinitive) to
whether Im going to start driving
complete the gaps.
when I reach my seventeenth
birthday. My parents have told me
be
that they (1) _________ pay for a few
pay
of my lessons but that it really
see
depends on my exam results. They
visit
have said that if I (2) _________ pass
work
all three subjects with grades A-C
and then theyll pay. So much
Despite the fact Lauras best friend
pressure! I (3) _________ get these
Jane had arranged for her (1)
grades as Ive studied a lot but you
___________ the best dream
never know. If I dont, then I (4)
interpreter in the world, Laura
_________ get a job working at the
realised that she couldnt really
local supermarket although Im not
afford the appointment. She didnt
sure at the moment. I guess if I have
feel like telling Laura the truth as
a part-time job, I can save some
she would have suggested (2)
money and pay for my own lessons.
___________ for her and then the
That way, I wont
situation would have been
(5) _________ rely on my parents any
extremely awkward. So, she began
more! In the meantime, Ill keep my
to think of different excuses, when
fingers crossed!
suddenly, her phone rang. It was her
boss who asked her if she could do
1 A must
some extra hours on Sunday. She
B should
had given up (3) ___________ during
C might
the weekend as she enjoyed her
D are allowed to
free time, but this time, she agreed
to go in. By doing the extra hours,
2 A have to
she could afford (4) ___________ the
B should
dream interpreter without having to
C might
ask Jane for a loan. She began to
D need to
feel excited. She started predicting
what the interpreter would be like.
3 A must
She expected the interpreter (5)
B should
___________ an old lady with round
C need to
glasses. But then, in a moment of
D may
despair, she remembered she had
agreed to meet Alex for lunch on the
4 A may
same day as the interpreter. She
B should
had already changed it once. Now
C need to
what was she going to do?
D am allowed to
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B need to
C might

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3 Complete the sentences with 5 If theres one thing you can say
the correct form of the verbs about Alex, he always
given. makes/does/takes his best.
1 The archaeologist ______________
(lift) the stone only to find a pile of
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rubbish buried beneath. 5 Complete the paragraph with
2 I could feel it, I______________ the correct word in the correct
form.
(make) a breakthrough when
unfortunately the funds dried up! articulate
3 She ______________ (look after) assume
the gorilla for over five years when bewilder
she decided to return him to the grasp
wild. perceive
4 Its nearly September and I still
______________ (not/finish) my We all left the classroom (1)
_____________. Nobody (2)
research paper.
_____________ what the teacher was
5 A famous local biologist
trying to say about the use of
______________ (publish) his latest declensions in German. One of the
findings in a journal. students (3) _____________ the whole
lesson as a waste of time. Im now
/5 more confused than ever, he said.
Another student blamed our
confused state on the fact that the
Use of English: Vocabulary teacher wasnt good at (4)
_____________. On a more positive
4 Choose the correct alternative note, another student (5)
to complete the sentences. _____________ that everything would
become clearer with time. Perhaps
1 Unfortunately, my comment next lesson, it will be better, she
upset her and she made/did/took suggested.
offence. She didnt talk to me for
days.
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2 As soon as she hung up the
6 Complete the sentences with
phone, she knew she had
words formed from the words
done/made/took a huge mistake. given.
3 The results suggest that men
often make/take/do more risks than 1 She was quite upset because he
women. I think a lot of women would had (deliberate) _____________
disagree. avoided her all day.
4 Why does she have the habit of 2 Travelling by tram is the most
making/doing/taking comments that (effect) _____________ way of
offend people? If only she were travelling through the town centre.
more tactful! 3 One particular player was blamed
for the teams (fail) _____________.

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The manager dismissed him and shy, but they arent at all.
immediately. They are really interesting and
4 It was a (coincide) outgoing. We meet once a week
_____________that both of my science for a couple of hours. There are
roughly thirty people in the group
teachers were members of the gym
half of them are native
I attended. speakers and the rest from
5 The teacher explained the different countries around the
importance of (accurate) world, so I have plenty of friends
_____________ when writing in a to make there!
foreign language. Blanca

B I work in a small coffee shop in


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Reading working day not only do I get to
practise my English with
7 You are going to read a countless native speakers, but I
selection of posts which give also have the chance to make
advice to foreign students on friends. I know some people dont
how to make friends in the UK. like to mix business with
For questions 1-5, choose from pleasure, but I dont exactly do
the people (A-C). that. I have made several friends
who are actually customers. The
A When I first arrived in the UK, I first person that I met, Tony, is a
made a huge mistake. I wanted regular customer and after a
to meet lots of native speakers, couple of weeks of constantly
so, for that reason, I put an discussing football players and
advert in a newspaper stating teams, he invited me to watch
that I was looking for friends. I him play. Since then, Ive joined
remember the advert went out his football club and we typically
on the Thursday and that very meet twice a week. Len is
day I received roughly 80 phone another example of a friend Ive
calls and about 130 text made. We share a love of films
messages. Everything was a little and we go to the cinema as
out of control and not as I had much as we can. So my advice to
envisaged. There was no way I you is to prepare your CV and
could befriend that many people. start job hunting. There are
Also, some of the people that plenty of websites and agencies
contacted me were clearly not that you can sign up to. A job in a
native speakers and I found it coffee shop or a restaurant is
difficult to understand them. I ideal for meeting people, as part
decided to dump that idea and of your job is talking to and
the following week I joined a entertaining customers or, as I
language exchange group which I think of them, potential friends.
found through my university. In Good luck!
the beginning, I wasnt keen on George
the idea, but a friend of mine
spoke highly of it. I thought that C If you had asked me three
the people would be really boring months ago what the key was to
making friends in the UK, I would

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have told you I didnt know. But


now, I definitely know the answer
living with other people. Ive
been living in shared
accommodation for one month
now and it has had an extremely
positive effect on my life. Before
this I didnt go out in the
evenings, I ate on my own and I
stayed in every weekend. Now, it
seems my life is completely the
opposite. I live in a house with
five other people ranging from 21
to 35 years old. Each of my
flatmates works in a different
field and thats what makes
things so interesting. One of
them is a chef and he cooks for
us all once a week. The food he
cooks is delicious. Its very
different from the food in my
country. Another flatmate is a
hairdresser and she has already
cut my hair twice! Then we have
a mechanic, a teacher and a
trainee accountant. We tend to
eat together, socialise together
and as we are all relatively new
to Manchester, we even explore
the city and the surrounding
areas together.
Phil Listening
Which person:
1 meets up with a variety of friends 8 You are going to hear
an interview with a scientist.
every week? ___
Complete sentences 1-5. Use no
2 wondered if they would ever
more than three words and/or a
make friends? ___ number in each gap.
3 found themselves in an
overwhelming situation? ___ An experiment performed on a
4 experienced a positive change in group of volunteers concluded that
their life by moving house? ___ a siesta or a power nap during the
5 was worried by the number of day enhanced peoples problem-
people that had contacted them? solving abilities.
___
REM stands for rapid eye
movement. During this stage of the
/5 sleeping cycle, (1) ___________ sleep
is experienced. Effectively, a short

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power nap can enhance peoples


chances of success and benefit Writing
those with pressing work-related
problems or issues that need (2) 9 Write an essay of 200-250
___________. words.

Certain things can be done to help Which mode of transport do you


you sleep (3) ___________: consider the most reliable and
Ensure the room is at the efficient? Compare your mode of
optimum temperature of 18 transport with at least one
Centigrade. other.
Dont consume any caffeine _____________________________________
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beforehand.
Close any curtains or blinds. _____________________________________
Set your (4) ___________. _____________________________________
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The scientist also suggests a _____________________________________
progressive (5) ___________exercise. _____________________________________
In order to carry out this exercise, _____________________________________
you should lift your shoulders up _____________________________________
and slowly release them. Then try _____________________________________
the same exercise with different
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parts of the body.
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