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1-Listening Paper

You will hear people talking in eight different situations. For questions 1-8, choose the best answer (A, B or C).
Remember to transfer the answers to your printed answer sheet.
QUESTION 1.
Listen to a teacher describing a talk he gave. What was his message for the children?
A. They should always obey their parents.
B. They might have to look after their parents.
C. They would have children of their own.
QUESTION 2.
Listen to a woman talking on the radio about her relationship with a rock star. What was her relationship to him?
A. mother
B. music teacher
C. wife
QUESTION 3.
Two sisters are talking to you about their parents. What opinion are they expressing?
A. Their parents were too ambitious for them.
B. Their parents should have considered their wishes.
C. Their parents should not talk so much.

QUESTION 4.
You are talking with an American friend about differences between countries. What topic does he introduce?
A. foreign visitors B. traditional celebrations C. relationships between the generations
QUESTION 5.
Listen to a woman talking about a place in East London. What is she doing?
A. describing a place she lived in
B. explaining why families break up
C. regretting the time she worked there
QUESTION 6.
Listen to a boxer talking on the radio about the behaviour of a crowd at a match. What emotion did he feel then?
A. determination B. fear C. unhappiness
QUESTION 7.
Listen to a woman talking about buying meat. Where is she, exactly?
A. at a farm shop B. at a butcher's C. at a supermarket
QUESTION 8.
Listen to a radio weather forecast for a winter's day in London. What is the highest temperature expected in central
London?
A. 1°C B. 4°C C. 6°C
2-Listening Paper
You will hear part of a radio report about children from problem families. For questions 9-18, choose the best answer
(A, B or C) about the report. Remember to transfer the answers to your printed answer sheet.Tim's situation:Listen
mp3 question 9-18
QUESTION 9.
How successful was he in college and afterwards?
A. excessively B. exceptionally C. deficiently

QUESTION 10.
What problems did his sisters develop?
A. mental health disorders B. serious heart disorders C. serious mental powers

QUESTION 11.
Who helped Tim?
A. his grandmother B. his grandfather C. his mother-in-law

Research in Hawaii
QUESTION 12.
How many children were studied?
A. nearly 70 B. nearly 7000 C. nearly 700

QUESTION 13.
What was the first disadvantage of their parents' jobs?
A. unpleasant B. unmatched C. unlawful

QUESTION 14.
What was the second disadvantage of their parents' jobs?
A. badly paid B. badly run C. badly done

QUESTION 15.
How many children were successful?
A. twenty per cent B. twelve per cent C. ten per cent
QUESTION 16.
How did their special interest make them feel?
A. doubtful B. confident C. hopeless

QUESTION 17.
What had these children achieved by 30?
A. a pleasant job and a good education
B. a good education and a well-paid job
C. a hollow education but a well-paid job

QUESTION 18.
What did these children take no notice of?
A. failure B. success C. achievement

3-Listening Paper
You will hear five radio advertisements. For questions 19-23, choose from the alternatives (A, B or C) what each
advertisement is about. Remember to transfer the answers to your printed answer sheet.

QUESTION 19.
This advertisement is ...
A. for television and video sets. B. for a television serial. C. for a book.

QUESTION 20.
This advertisement is ...
A. for a television serial. B. for an emergency warning system. C. for television and video sets.

QUESTION 21.
This advertisement is ...
A. for an emergency warning system. B. against owning guns. C. against cheating on public
transport.

QUESTION 22.
This advertisement is ...
A. against owning guns. B.for an emergency warning system. C. against cheating on public transport.

QUESTION 23.
This advertisement is ...
A. for television and video sets. B. for a television serial. C. for a book.

4-Listening Paper
You will hear a policeman and a policewoman talking about a new police operation. For questions 24-30, choose the
best answer (A, B or C). Choose answer C (NA = Not Applicable) if you think that the topic is not mentioned in the
conversation. Remember to transfer the answers to your printed answer sheet. Listen mp3 question 24-30

QUESTION 24.
One disadvantage of using bikes in city centres is that they're slower than cars.
A. true. B. false. C. NA
QUESTION 25.
One advantage of using police cars is that everyone notices them.
A. true B. false C. NA

QUESTION 26.
It's important that police on bikes should not wear uniform.
A. true B. false C. NA

QUESTION 27.
The children laughed at the police on bikes because they knew who they were.
A. true B. false C. NA

QUESTION 28.
The children were very concerned with fashion.
A. true B. false C. NA

QUESTION 29.
The operation has been in progress for one year now.
A. true B. false C. NA

QUESTION 30.
Neighbouring police forces think the idea is a good one.
A. true B. false C. NA

5-Word Formation
Read the text below. For questions 31-40, choose the alternative (A, B or C) that fits each blank space. Remember to
transfer the answers to your printed answer sheet.No mp3

THE ELEPHANT PRINCESS


Catching wild elephants is
(31) work and Parbati Barua is the only woman in the world who is (32) at it. Before she could walk (33), her father,
an Indian Rajah, gave her an elephant to ride. When the Rajah lost all his money and (34), he and Parbati took up
catching wild elephants (35), taming and offering them for (36). However, the survival of the wild elephant is (37) in
India. The forest is being cut down to grow tea. The wild elephants become (38) when the building of a village makes
their usual path unrecognisable, and they can damage crops and houses and even kill (39). Parbati's job now is (40)
guiding lost elephants back to the jungle before they do any harm.

QUESTION 31.
A. dangerously B. dangerous C. endangered

QUESTION 32.
A. unskilled B. skilled C. unskillfully

QUESTION 33.
A. property B. proper C. properly

QUESTION 34.
A. possessions B. possesses C. possessing

QUESTION 35.
A. profession B. professedly C. professionally

QUESTION 36.
A. sell B. selling C. sale

QUESTION 37.
A. threatening B. threatened C. threaten

QUESTION 38.
A. confused B. confusing C. confusedly

QUESTION 39.
A. villagers B. villages C. villains

QUESTION 40.
A. impatience B. patiently C. impatiently

6-Phrasal Verbs:
Phrasal Verbs
For questions 41-50 choose the most appropriate response (A, B, or C) to each comment. Remember to transfer the
answers to your printed answer sheet.

QUESTION 41.Doctor Raymond's looking into this matter now.


A. He's already found them. B. He's a good detective. C. He'll take good care of it.
.
QUESTION 42. I was able to get over my flu very quickly
A. Well done!! B. You're lucky!! C. Cheer up!!

QUESTION 43.Could I go in for the movie contest?


A. Not very well. B. No film is on today. C. It's not for amateurs.

QUESTION 44.Marisa and Joe turned up last night.

A. Are they always ungrateful? B. Do they always come unexpectedly? C. Are they always so unlucky?

QUESTION 45. OM Personal's setting up a new branch in Madrid.

A. They'll need more staff. B. Don't worry. C. Enjoy the trip.

QUESTION 46.Please Laura, don't keep anything back.


A. I'm too tired, honey. B. Okay honey, I'll go more slowly. C. I've told you everything, honey.

QUESTION 47.My brother Paulo's given me away

A. Was his opponent so strong? B. Can't he keep a secret? C. Because of her inheritance?

QUESTION 48.I'll stand in for you during the exam.


A. I'm sorry. B. It's nothing. C. Thanks, really.

QUESTION 49.This situation will set back our project by many years.
A. Don't worry. B. She needs two extra assistants. C. The bank manager left yesterday.

QUESTION 50. Her husband passed away in Miami Concert Hall.


A. His performance was successful. B. I feel really sorry. C. It was so hot that he almost faints.

7-Rewriting Sentences
For questions 51-55, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, choosing the
most appropriate alternative (A, B, or C). Remember to transfer the answers to your printed answer sheet.

Sandra decided not to do her homework and went to a disco. [instead]


Sandra went to a disco (51) homework.

QUESTION 51.
A. instead of doing her B. instead of have done her C. instead having done her

I expect you were completely exhausted by the end of the day!! [must]
By the end of the day (52) exhausted!!

QUESTION 52.
A. you must have being completely B. you must have been completely C. you must be completely

OM Personal is teaching him FCE. [taught]


He (53) OM Personal.
QUESTION 53.
A. is being taught FCE by B. is been taught FCE by C. has been taught FCE by

It's too cold for swimming today. [if]


We could go swimming (54) cold today.
QUESTION 54.
A. if it was so B. if it were not so C. if it weren't as

'I'm sorry I forgot your birthday,' Mike told Marina. [for]


Mike apologised (55) her birthday.

QUESTION 55.
A. at Marina for having forgetting B. with Marina for forgetting C. to Marina for having forgotten

8-Multiple-choice Gap-filling
Read the text below carefully. For questions 56-70, choose the alternative (A, B or C) that fits each blank space.
Remember to transfer the answers to your printed answer sheet.
OUR SHIP SETS SAIL
There was so much to do at the last minute that there was not time to be nervous. All of us wanted to be on our way
(56) to sea, but there was still one more problem to overcome: the anchor became (57) under a rock. We (58) it a
mighty pull, but it would not come loose. In the end a fishing boat had to pull us (59). The crowd waved and as we
sailed out of the mouth of the river and passed the cliffs (60) on each side, I turned back and (61) a sight that will
remain in my memory for ever: two hundred or more people were (62) their way to the cliff-tops for a final (63). The
sight had a dreamlike (64) because the sun was (65) in the west and the evening light picked out the shapes of the
people climbing the hill. The figures were tiny and black, all hurrying (66) one direction and with the same (67)
towards the farthest tip of the cliff. (68) we were well away from the entrance to the river and there was no longer any
(69) of the tide carrying us back onto the rocks, I (70) the crew to raise our sails. We were finally on our way.

QUESTION 56.
A. out B. across C. down

QUESTION 57.
A. stuck B. fixed C. attached
QUESTION 58.
A. took B. put C. gave

QUESTION 59.
A. free B. safe C. secure

QUESTION 60.
A. raising B. rising C. lifting

QUESTION 61.
A. realized B. looked C. saw

QUESTION 62.
A. making B. setting C. moving

QUESTION 63.
A. view B. vision C. outlook

QUESTION 64.
A. quality B. state C. condition

QUESTION 65.
A. lowering B. drawing C. setting

QUESTION 66.
A. to B. in C. at

QUESTION 67.
A. sense B. meaning C. intention

QUESTION 68.
A. As soon as B. As long as C. If only

QUESTION 69.
A. anxiety B. risk C. concern

QUESTION 70.
A. suggested B. said C. ordered

9-Open Gap-filling. For questions 71-85 read the text below carefully and think of the word which best fits each
space, choosing the most appropriate response (A, B, or C). Remember to transfer the answers to your printed
answer sheet.
Nicolas-Francois Appert (1749-1841)
Tinned food and drink is big business: every day more than 175,000 million tins are sold throughout the world. The
process by (71) food products can be preserved in tins was invented in 1810 by a Frenchman (72) Nicholas-Francois
Appert.
His father ran a small hotel, (73) Appert learned about preserving fruit and vegetables (74) a boy. He then became a
cook and sweet-maker and grew fascinated by the idea of (75) able to preserve food for (76) than is naturally possible.
He experimented with various foods and finally (77) in preserving vegetables, fruit juices and jams. What he did (78) to
put the food in glass containers which were then boiled for a long time.
In 1810 the French government offered a prize to (79) who invented a means (80) preserving high-quality food. The
food was needed (81) feed Napoleon Bonaparte's rapidly expanding army and navy. Appert won the prize and with the
money he received he set (82) a commercial food-preserving factory. At (83) Appert used only glass jars and bottles
but in 1822 he changed to metal containers. His achievements (84) widely praised and his method was soon in use
throughout France and the (85) of the world.

QUESTION 71.
A. which B. what C. whose

QUESTION 72.
A. recalled B. known C. named

QUESTION 73.
A. which B. when C. where

QUESTION 74.
A. whenever B. as well C. while

QUESTION 75.
A. having B. being C. been

QUESTION 76.
A. larger B. longer C. bigger

QUESTION 77.
A. interested B. succeeded C. expected

QUESTION 78.
A. had B. were C. was

QUESTION 79.
A. anyone B. something C. nobody

QUESTION 80.
A. to B. by C. of

QUESTION 81.
A. for B. to C. by

QUESTION 82.
A. up B. down C. by

QUESTION 83.
A. first B. beginning C. start

QUESTION 84.
A. was B. were C. had

QUESTION 85.
A. remain B. wholesome C. rest

10-Error Correction:
For questions 86-100 read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have
a word which should not be there. If a line is correct, choose the alternative answer C (OK). If a line has a word which
should not be there choose the most appropriate alternative (A or B). Remember to transfer the answers to your
printed answer sheet.

Looking For A Job


I realise I should have been studied a lot harder at school!! A few of
QUESTION 86.
A. realise B. been C. OK
my friends have already got all full-time jobs but most, like me, are still
QUESTION 87.
A. all B. most C. OK

waiting for something suitable to turn up. Meanwhile, I make sure that
QUESTION 88.
A. up B. make C. OK

I keep myself busy. So, I look through the job advertisements in the
QUESTION 89.
A. so B. through C. OK

newspapers every day and I also ask to all the people I know to tell
QUESTION 90.
A. also B. to C. OK

me if they will hear of any vacancies where they work. What I'm
QUESTION 91.
A. will B. what C. OK

looking for is something challenging, and I would certainly be happy


QUESTION 92.
A. for B. be C. OK

to move to another city or even work myself abroad for a while. The
QUESTION 93.
A. myself B. for C. OK
salary is not so important at this stage, provided I earn enough for to
QUESTION 94.
A. so B. for C. OK

live on, because I don't want to continue having to be depend on my


QUESTION 95.
A. having B. be C. OK

parents, although they are very much generous to me. At the moment,
QUESTION 96.
A. much B. to C. OK

I'm working in a nearby restaurant two evenings of a week, washing


QUESTION 97.
A. nearby B. of C. OK

up and generally helping out, which brings in a little bit money. The
QUESTION 98.
A. out B. bit C. OK

other people who working there are very friendly, and many of them
QUESTION 99.
A. who B. very C. OK

are in the same kind situation as me, so we have lots to talk about.
QUESTION 100.
A. kind B. lots C. OK

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