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ENGLISH WRITTEN TEST

LIFE OPPORTUNITY

Read this article about LinoPires.

LINO PIRES,A FAMOUS PORTUGUESE IN WARWICKSHIRE


Born near Castelo Branco,Lino Pires only emigrated to England in 1960 because
his brother-in-law did not accept a proposition to finance the purchase ofacafé.In
theUK,hefoundtheopportunitytohaveabusinessofhisown.
LinoPiresboughtthelocalpubinPriorsHardwick,asmallvillageinWarwickshire,
in1973fromacustomerinabarattwointhemorning.Hesealedthedealwitha
handshakeandthenaskedwherethepubwas.Whenhearrivedatthepub,hefound
atavern,forjust10or12guests.Hiswifewasworried,butLinoPireswasconfident.
Over20extensionswerebuiltovertheyears.Somewallswereconstructedwithold
stonebelongingtoachurchboughtinruins.Theroomsaredecoratedwithantiques fromthe
regionandalsofromPortugal.Thetearoomisfullofnewspaper clippings,
trophies,photographsandautographs.
In40years,theButcher’sArmshasbecomefamousintheregion,receivingmore
peoplethanthe100whoinhabitthevillageeachday.At theweekend,thenumber
reachesupto500per day.ThefoodisdescribedbyLinoPiresas“pure”,withfresh
ingredientsandcookedtoorder,withoutresortingtoshortcutssuchasmicrowaves.

LinoPireshasarecipetointegratePortuguesepeoplecomingtotheUK:“Invite
theEnglishintoyourhome.Wecan’tcomplainabouttheBritishbeingcold!Weare
theonescominghereandwehavetomaketheefforttoadjusttotheEnglishpeople.
Thishasalwaysbeenmyphilosophyandmywife’stoo.Shewouldbakeacakeand
inviteaneighborforcoffee.That’showwestartedtohaveasmanyfriendshereaswedoinPortu
gal.”
(Adaptedfrom:www.portugalinuk.com)

A. Decideifthesentencesareright(R)orwrong(W)accordingtothetext.

1. LinoPirestravelledtoEnglandtolookforajobopportunity.
2. Thelocalpubheboughtin PriorsHardwickin 1973wasverybig.
3. Hiswifewasconfidentwhenshesawthe pub.
4. Herebuiltthe pubintoabiggerrestaurantseveraltimes.
5. Thenameofthe restaurantisthe Butcher’sArms.
6. TheButcher’sArmsisonlyfamousin PriorsHardwick.
7. Thepubislocatedin avillagewheremorethan500peoplelive.
8. Thesecretofhisfoodisusingthe microwaveandfreshingredients.
9. LinoPiresgivessomeadvicetoPortuguesepeoplewhowant
toemigratetoEngland.
10.
Linoandhiswifestartedtohavemanyfriendsbecausetheyi
nvited peopletotheirhome.

II

A. Complete the sentences with the Present Perfect of the


verbs in brackets:

1. Sarah __________________ (break) her leg. She can’t


go to her tennis practice.
2. I _____________________ (never / be) to Australia
before.
3. She _____________________ (not / make) her bed
yet. Her bedroom is a mess!
4. We ____________________ (not / see) Peter lately. I
think he went to Japan a month ago.
5. They ___________________ (find) a great hotel to
stay in. It’s near the beach.
6. They ___________________ (know) us for 3 years.
7. The girl __________________ (leave) her home without
notice.
8. We ___________________ (pay) a lot of money for that trip.
9. Tom and Linda __________________ (read) the advertisement about the holidays in Turkey.
10. Laura ___________________ (not / tell) you about the journey yet.

B.
C. Complete the sentences with the Present Perfect or the Past Simple of the verbs in brackets:
1. Anne ____________________ (cut) her finger. It’s still bleeding.
2. His mother ____________________ (give) him a new bike last weekend.
3. Steve _______________________ (never / have)a problem in that Travel Agency before.
4. We ______________________ (meet) her two weeks ago.
5. Paul __________________ (write) his friends a postcard from London this year.

D. Complete with the following adverbs:

for since just already yet ever

1. Peter has been in Madrid ________________ two weeks.


2. I haven’t finished reading this book _______________.
3. He has been my friend ________________ we met at primary school.
4. Don’t come in now. The floor is wet. I’ve _________________ washed it.
5. Would you like a cup of tea? No, thanks. I have _________________ had one.
6. Have you __________________ been to London?

E. Choose the appropriate modal verb:

1. You besorude!Whydon’tyoutrysaying“please”oncein awhile.


a.wouldn’t b.couldn’t c.don’thaveto

2. youpleasehelpme?
a.Could b.Hasto c.Must

3. youmindifIleavenow?
a.Could b.Must c.Would

4. You speakduringthe test.


a.must b.mustn’t c.haveto

5.You haveapermittoenterthe
nationalpark.
a.haveto b.would c.could

F. Fill in the chart:


INFINITE PAST SIMPLE PAST PARTICIPLE
Bring
Buy
Catch
Choose
Come
Cost
Do
Drink
Eat
Forget
Freeze
Get
Go
Swim
Think
III

A. Complete the spaces with the following words:

departurelinepassportairportcampsite

monuments culture capital baggage

flightcheck-in

This holiday I’m going to tour the U.K. I will have to show
my __________________ when I go through customs at
Heathrow _________________. I have to arrive early to
do the __________________ and wait at the
_____________________. I’ve never travelled by plane,
but the __________________ will be short. There should
be no problem… I hope.

I’m not going to take very much __________________ because it’s too heavy and I’m planning on taking a
tour and camping at a ___________________ near London, the _________________ city of U.K. I want to
visit some ____________________, such as the Tower of London or the National History Museum, so I
can get to know the English __________________ better.

Good work!!!!!
Your English teacher,