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• Talk about the good results of his / her achievement. use the Present Continuous. ROLE-PLAYS Read the descriptions of the three situations below.. © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone 1 .. Role-play the three situations. • His/Her help has changed/improved ... We normally [do] . The examiner initiates the conversation. If you can’t think of any extraordinary achievement use the ideas from your SB (page: 26. Our school is famous for .. We met .... USEFUL PHRASES: • This is .. B. I believe we must .. This person achieved something extraordinary in his/her life. use the Present Simple. Pbk 4-5... She/he was very brave/quick .. • I can remember a similar situation when ... You hear a loud argument coming from the next room. 34 or 36). Getting and giving information: British students are planning to visit your school.. • One day she/he was [doing something] when .. • Explain why in your opinion one has to react to such situations.. • what may be worth paying attention to/what may be of an interest to the British students... TIP: For more see SB (Function File).. You and your friend are staying in a hotel... TIP: Remember! When relating past events use the Past Simple and Past Continuous... • The best day for your visit is . you use the Present Perfect. page 18-19 and 26-27..Set 1 Modules 1-4 Oral Exam TIP: Remember! When talking about your daily routines.. She/he knew what to do . • Our school has good/famous/unusual . Relating / Narrating: You are talking to a school friend about someone you met while travelling last year.. For more see SB. Let’s .. USEFUL PHRASES: • In my school.. She/he decided to .. Give him/her information about: • your typical school day. Describe this person to your friend: • Describe her/him and say where you met • Describe his/her achievement. For more see SB page: 10-11. page 28. Negotiating: You are staying in Britain... • Describe a similar situation and what happened..... Exercise 1. Somebody may need ... The student initiates the conversation.... • Suggest a solution.. but this week we’re [doing] . USEFUL PHRASES: • (not) ignore/pay attention to . • the most suitable day for the visit (say why it’s the best day).... If you refer to the results of some actions.. we always/never/often [do] . A.. • I think we should/shouldn’t ... C. You are talking to a representative of the British students. Pbk 8-9 and 14-15.... What about [doing] . If there are activities which are exceptions to this rule and they are happening at the moment of speaking. Why don’t we [do] . 28. Thanks to his/her help . because .. Your friend wants to ignore it but you object. The examiner initiates the conversation... It’s late...
trip in a luxury spaceshi offer even included a erplanetary dreams to many famous peop lieri. in the middle. In th eir opinion.. 2 I can see that . sold int rney cost about 1. for example . because .1. there is/are . Sweden. young son of the Scottish multi-millionaires Anna and Frank Snowdon. One sp rs. bought him for a Thanksgi ving dinner. This fortune includes money deposits in more than 100 banks all over the world.. in the upper/lower part of the picture. and not his elder sister Bertha. I think that they are standing/looking at . will wake up a very rich person tomorrow. but his children di dn’t want to kill hi m. the bird now lives in unnatural circum stances. Jerry’s sister is una ble to take possession of the fortune because she is mentally ill.... made from blueberr iality costs £2.Exercise 2. whom ry Voyag smo Ga Co agency.3. was e lieri from Italy. Get all blue for the Easter seaysonk drin type of part Just two days before Easter a new biggest supermarkets in the went on sale in the drink is sweet and country. The drink is a special ies which grow in spring season. the Interplaneta ecial a fortune recently.(Topic: Life in English-speaking countries.. Then answer the following questions: 1 What do these people have in common? What makes them different? 2 Do you know anybody who is very different from you? When you meet. ily pet Gig the pet turkey has lived in an Am erican family’s guest room for eig ht years. © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 Freedom for a fam 2 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone ..1.. 51. Lifestyles). but it has one unusual feat limited edition for the blue. DISCUSSION BASED ON A PHOTO Describe the photo. 1... Gig’s owner. made the police arrested yes Bureau. but now animal rights protesters want to set him free to live in a backyard near his home. One bottle of this new spec Jerry Snowdon. His ys from Earth to other planets. Today the court is to decide that it is Jerry. USEFUL PHRASES: 1 in the picture. who will inhe rit the family’s fortune. 1. You must also be able to refer what you see in the photo to your own experiences. what do you talk about? TIP: Remember that you must not only be able to describe the photo but also to interpret it. Read texts 1.5 Mr Ga ex-president. It is not surprising that the ure: the colour.. Match 2 questions A-I to each of the texts. Written Exam READING COMPREHENSION Exercise 1. m Venus to Ma tickets for journe p fro selling le.. Gig became a member of the Ri chmond family in 19 95.4. 3 This picture/situation reminds me of . on the left/right..4. Each jou including an American million dollars. It is fizzy. I recall such situations/people from my own life. . Paul Richmond. in the foreground/background. s to Mars? Not yet! Travelling from Venu terday. There is an extra question.. – 1. Which text mentions: A the price of something to drink? B the job of the person who bought something? C an exceptional kind of present? D a person whose situation is about to change? E a place close to somebody’s home? F a person who cannot do something? G a product made especially for one occasion? H a problem connected with animal rights? I an unusual form of business? 1.05.2. Jerry becomes the richest kid in the world 1.
there are too few people who take care of monitoring the traffic. the tunnel is overcrowded. 2. That’s why it is very important to solve these problems as quickly as possible. and finally colliding with ten cars. Second.m.1. Decide whether statements 2. there were many people in the tunnel. Read the text. Shortly after 6 p. the lorry went banging against the tunnel’s wall. The tunnel was full of vehicles carrying hundreds of people who were coming back home from work when the accident happened. are TRUE or FALSE. tomorrow. © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone 3 . There was another accident of this kind which happened not long ago. today. and third. cutting off the electricity system. (Topic: Travelling and Tourism) TIP: Before reading the text read the Reading Strategies on page 14 of your SB. many things have improved.m. 2. and then the lorry hit the wall of the tunnel. As a result of the lost wheel. There are three main problems.1.4. and that’s why the tunnel is closed. Tunnel under H7 motorway is not open today Drivers who want to use the H7 motorway today must change their plans. 2. – 2. It wasn’t difficult to predict the accident. The accident caused no casualties. First.6. I Our comment The horrible disaster which happened yesterday was an accident waiting to happen.5.3. The accident took place at about 9 p. The tunnel under the motorway is not open today because of an accident which happened yesterday. When you compare the situation two years ago and now. When the accident happened. a lorry going through the tunnel lost a wheel and hit the tunnel wall.m. Experts remind us that a similar accident happened just two years ago when 18 people were injured and 600 car passengers suffered from breathing problems. TRUE FALSE 2.Exercise 2. 2. and this means more potential danger for travellers. but many people were panicking in the darkness and smoke in the tunnel before the police and ambulance services came to their rescue. investments into the safety of the tunnel are not enough: the structure is getting old and maintainance is too expensive.2. The lights went out.6. It is clear now that between two years ago and the present moment nobody has done much. Today the tunnel is not open because specialists are repairing and cleaning it. 2. Drivers can use it again from 9 a. There are about one million car passengers who go through the H7 tunnel every day.
2.. Include all the information. Exercise 2: Long text You’re doing a year-long language course in Britain.7. • Guess what happened yesterday – I met . • Inform the students about the new regulations concerning the school vicinity. 1. 1. Read it and then write an announcement: • Use the right heading/title to indicate the topic of the announcement. laugh too loudly. Kelly relaxes in an active way..5.. Decide whether the statements are TRUE or FALSE. The place where Matt lives is a big urban centre.. Have a look at Reading Comprehension 2.. The family who live next to the school have just built a massive wall to separate their house from the school area.4. You’re a co-editor of a school newspaper.. I’m staying in/at . • Our neighbours have just built .. You’ve just received the memo below..6. 1. Write a letter to your British friend. WRITING SKILLS Exercise 1: Short text You’re on holiday at the seaside and you’ve just seen a film star.. As regards tennis. 1.. and they also be more careful play tennis on the school courts. • Tell him/her where you are and how long you’re going to stay there. All the best/Love TIP: Remember that the announcement is a longer official text. You will listen to a radio broadcast about stress. TIP: For more information on Personal Letters see SB. students can .8.7.. As Matt is a last-year student.. Matt collects matchboxes. • And how are you getting on?.. Kelly always drives her ambulance at night. TRUE FALSE Use the tapescript of SB page 11 Exercise 5 TRIP: Before you do the task.. read the Listening Strategies on SB page 22.. don't respect the grass and flowers. Kelly has never been to the Himalayas.. he’s got a lot of classes. In an interview published in local Gossip they described a lot of problems with students who shout.. We must be more careful when we .3. Use 120-150 words. • They walk to town now takes .. 1.. • The weather’s fine/horrible . They did it because .1.. 1.. USEFUL PHRASES: • A longer way to town from tomorrow on . They didn't like . and lose too many tennis balls. • Write about the reasons of the change. • Describe how you saw the film star.LISTENING COMPREHENSION: Read the statements 1. Kelly goes jogging on the beach just once a week.1. rom tomorrow students of the International Language FSchool have to facemustmuch longer walk to andwhen they a from the city centre. • Write a few words about the weather. 1. . – 1. • Ask about your friend’s holidays. So far. Matt spends a lot of his free time in front of the screen.. • Describe the terms and conditions of the change. USEFUL PHRASES: • Hi!. page 16 and 120. You’ll hear the piece twice.. 1.. 4 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 ... • Students must/can .
For more see SB page 38-39. Together with your American friend you are thinking about a birthday present for another friend of yours.. • What are the typical birthday presents.... both of these things are . the official date of becoming an adult G Typically... And how about ... • I took part in many exciting events. neither of these things is . TIP: Try to refer to your own experience. I visited ..... Relating / Narrating: While doing a language course in Britain you participate in a discussion where people describe their best holidays ever. Tell her/him: • Why the 18th birthday is so important in Hungary. G You may be right. but think .. She/he’s never been to a Hungarian party before. I don’t agree . Getting and giving information: You are talking to a British friend who has been invited to a friend’s 18th birthday party... Another idea may be ... Role-play the three situations. Yes. It’s easier to describe something that you’ve experienced rather than invent something. for example ...The best thing about those holidays was ... G The best idea is to buy ...... Your American friend suggests a CD or a box of chocolates. we [sailed down the river]...... • What this party’s going to be like. Guests bring .. page 52-53 and use the Function File on SB page 49. but . G It’s better to give/buy her . TIP: For more information see SB... You don’t like his/her idea... the party begins by/with ....Set 2 Modules 5-8 Oral Exam TIP: Think of all the phrases and expressions you may find useful while describing birthday parties. ROLE-PLAYS Read the description of the three situations below. USEFUL PHRASES: I don’t think it’s a good idea to buy . most unusual/exciting etc... First.. The ideal birthday present is . Tell your friends about: • Your favourite holiday destination (where and when it was) • The events you took part in • Why you think it was the holiday of a lifetime. G B.. • Listen to his / her opinion and try to talk him into your idea.. C. and then .. USEFUL PHRASES: • The best holidays in my life took place/were .. G The examiner initiates the conversation. A... Negotiating: You’re in the USA. Exercise 1.. USEFUL PHRASES: We celebrate our 18th birthdays because . • Tell him / her why you don’t like it. • Suggest 2 different presents.. • hard to forget.. because . © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone 5 ..
Written Exam LISTENING COMPREHENSION You will listen to 4 short opinions about money.... but sometimes .They seem quite happy and relaxed .2... You will hear each piece twice. a lot of money doesn’t necessarily make one happy.4. If you don’t remember how to do this exercise check the Listening Strategies on page 38... B This person enjoys wearing new things. E According to this person... Then answer the following questions: 1 What are these people talking about? 2 Do you often go shopping? Talk about something interesting you have bought recently. C According to this person. Then choose examples from the USEFUL PHRASES box below which you find useful. 1. I go shopping only when I’ve got some money to spend.3. it’s not difficult to become jobless. there are . TIP: Make a list of phrases which may be useful while describing and interpreting the picture. 2). 6 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 .... Match the opinions with the sentences (A-E). USEFUL PHRASES: Yesterday I went to the supermarket and found there ... Use the tapescript from your SB (Module 4 page 45 ex.. In fact.There are three people in the picture ... DISCUSSION BASED ON A PHOTO Describe the photo. D This person spends too much money on charities..1. 1.Exercise 2. (Understanding the general idea). I hate shopping. I’ve recently bought the CD of/by . There may be other shops they want to visit . TIP: This type of exercise is typical for checking general understanding of the text.... They’re probably talking about ... 1.. 1.. In the foreground. A This person doesn’t keep all the money to himself/herself. which doesn’t happen very often ..
b) under the water with fish. (Topic: Travelling and tourism) Read the text. The exhibition starts with a volcano crater through which visitors go down to the centre of the Earth.vulcania. What can people do in ONE c) the only one in the world. in the futuristic game called ‘Deep Blue One’ the visitors become crew members of an international research station 4 km below the ocean’s surface in 2050.3. d) The visitors live in the middle d) tell us a story. TIP: Think of all necessary things you need to do before answering the questions.6.uk Offer 2: To the centre of the Earth ‘Vulcania’. b) The visitors study life in the c) go through a special structure. One of the interactive games is set in an observatory where the visitors can study the volcano’s activity and decide if they should evacuate (or not) people living at its foot. about the largest volcano ever discovered.3 million-litre tank of water. c or d). of them only? d) connected by lift to the tank.2. Read the details and contact the office for information about special prices. c) The visitors work in an game. c) learn about volcanic activity. The construction of Vulcania was 1. d) learn how to play a typical a) inform. If you don’t know how to deal with the tasks go to Reading Strategies on page 35. the exhibition offers a lot of audiovisual and interactive exhibits. they c) play a game ‘Deep Blue One’ is NOT true? a) walk round a volcano crater. Before the visitors in Vulcania a) go below the surface of something can take part in interactive b) pass through a tunnel 1.com 1. b) make us laugh. As the economic situation in Hull got worse several years ago. Construction of this exhibition took ten years and was not easy as the costs were getting higher and the angry locals protested against the idea. They pass through a real lava tunnel and finally can enjoy many interactive exhibits inside. a seaside town in northeastern England. Which sentence about the game exhibits. 2. they can return to ground level in a transparent lift.7. 1. The result has been this extraordinary exhibition called ‘The Deep’. On the surface. area.5. c) the locals preferred another d) help people injured by volcanic idea. b) study some pieces of lava. b) the locals didn’t want the c) the locals wanted it.8. © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone 7 . Offer 1: Into the Deep This exhibition is located in Hull. In Vulcania. for example. it is possible to 1. underwater station. More information: info@thedeep. a) the materials were very expensive. The tunnel for visitors in Hull is d) the locals feared that too many a) the longest one in Europe. More details: www. d) travel in time a) The visitors travel on a real ship. activity. For example. deepest and most fascinating aquarium with more than 2. But now regional officials hope for the exhibition to attract more than 500.READING COMPREHENSION Exercise 1.500 fish.1.8) choose the correct answer (a. which is three times the height of Mount Everest – and on Mars. For questions (1. volcano on Earth. All of them can be watched from an underwater tunnel which is built at the bottom of a gigantic.4. 1. or the European Volcanic Park. visitors would come to the 1. The aim of these two texts is to ocean. b. of the 21st century. Students travelling to England and/or France this year – this offer is for you! Two hot spots to celebrate summer and learn a lot about Mother Earth.000 visitors to the area.co. Both exhibitions are similar. b) observe other planets including Mars. After the visitors finish their walk in the tunnel. d) regional officials decided to. the only one of its kind in the world. It is Europe’s newest. local officials decided to do something new. 1. has just been opened in France. on the northern edge of the Puys volcano chain. It is a great opportunity to learn a lot about volcanoes. b) the economic situation was good. The exhibition in Hull was built rather difficult because because a) see a piece of the largest a) the town is situated by the sea. c) warn us. exhibition.1-1.
TIP: This is an official letter written according to certain rules. at .. As a result. The processor was dirty but now it has been cleaned.1. It had ugly. As I soon found out. It also chooses wrong programmes.4. (Topic: Shopping & services) Read the text. • Inform the participants what they will learn from your presentation. When the author started the machine. The problems with the processor began in the shop.3. food. decorations. According to the advertisement.. they could not be removed at all. are TRUE or FALSE. • Give a date and time of your presentation. You decided to advertise your presentation about Christmas. one of the processor’s legs turned out to be shorter than the other two. 2. WRITING SKILLS Exercise 1: Short text While doing a course in Britain each of the students is asked to prepare a presentation of a holiday typical in his/her country. Meg Stapleton MS USEFUL PHRASES: Everything you have ever wanted to know about Christmas in Hungary G customs. The Amazing Food Processor bought by the author was produced in Leicester. the Amazing Food Processor looks nice and works very quickly.Exercise 2. • Describe your problems. Dear Sir or Madam. 2. 2.2. • Outline the main topic of your presentation. Now it only works for a short time and is extremely slow. but unfortunately I cannot agree. and more G Do you know why the Hungarians . Write a letter of complaint: • Give the reason of your letter. on ..6. I am writing to complain about the product called Amazing Food Processor which was made in one of your factories on the continent. I am going to return it as soon as possible. Prepare a list of useful phrases. it cannot be used for any serious cooking. Decide whether the statements 2. it broke down. Pay attention to the points above. – 2. Use 120 – 150 Words. I also hope I may expect compensation in the form of a new machine. Two of the processor’s legs are longer than the other. The problems with the processor began after I brought it home and took it out of the box.1. It was very difficult to repair it.5. What’s more. The processor is advertised as the fastest and most beautiful machine of this kind in the world... G TRUE FALSE 2. black marks on the surface. TIP: Useful help on writing an advert can be found on SB page 54. • Suggest a solution. In this situation I must express my extreme disappointment with your product..6. 8 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 . G Come to .. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.. Exercise 2: Long text You’ve just bought a new TV. 2.. More information can be found in exercise 2 Reading Comprehension. which broke down two days later. With the marks and a shorter leg it certainly does not look very attractive. Yours faithfully. • Write where and when you bought the TV. Another and perhaps more alarming problem is that the processor broke down the moment I switched it on. • Write about one attraction of your presentation.. I bought it last month in a supermarket in Leicester.. Have you heard about/that . 2.
Oh no..... The advert said: “The most suitable for any type of weather and any place in the world”. • If we decided to go to the mountains. Relating events: While in Australia you visited a zoo which you thought was ideal.. the place was rather unusual/extraordinary/ dangerous. • Explain why you consider this zoo to be ideal.. the conditions. G The examiner initiates the conversation. The student initiates the conversation... • Describe your visit.. we were in the middle of the lake when .may be useful for this exercise.. Yes. ask whether it will be suitable for you.. TIP: The text on SB page 78 . ROLE-PLAYS Read the description of the three situations below. During an English lesson your teacher asks you to talk about it.The sea is much more interesting because . • Will the phone work if . C. Some people want to go to the mountains. Exercise 1.... • Disagree with your friends and explain why.. • Tell the assistant where you want to go and make sure the telephone will be fine there. A: Getting and giving information: While in Britain you’ve just bought a new mobile phone. I’m going to visit ... USEFUL PHRASES: • I would like to ask/make sure .. there were steep mountains/rocky streams G The most dangerous thing happened when . But if we go to the seaside... I think it would be a better idea to . You prefer the seaside. Ask the shop assistant about all the features of the telephone.. • This might be partly true. G All in all... it will/won’t . the species. • Mention a few types of weather and make sure if the telephone is suitable for each type of weather. but consider the following situation/problem . because .Set 3 Modules 9-12 Oral Exam TIP: You may find it useful to review the grammar points on SB page 64-65.. • Listen to a critical opinion of one of your arguments and defend it. There is a discussion about where you could spend your weekend. • Tell him /her about your requirements. Role-play the three conversations.. TIP: Use the Key Words on SB page 74. it would/wouldn’t . my kayak almost turned upside down.... Will it be possible to use the mobile if . Would this phone be suitable in/when/if . the comfort of visiting etc)..... Negotiating: You’re at an international language course abroad. • Describe the zoo (the organisation.. • Can I use this mobile in ..... I would do this again but only if/when ... And what happens if .. © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone 9 .. USEFUL PHRASES: • I don’t agree . • Present a few arguments for a trip to the seaside.. just the opposite is true .. USEFUL PHRASES: I went on a kayaking trip ….. B..... but .
../showing something to each other. But he doesn’t want to speak about Ginger and gets angry with journalists when they ask for an interview.3. Dean Kamen. And the name of the wheelchair? It is Fred! I 1. We have found there a few pictures which show a machine very much like a scooter. What has happened to Ginger? Ask Fred 1.. the looks of our cities and our everyday lives’.. One person who surely knows a lot about Ginger is its inventor. there is: the US Patent Office where Kamen sent his application forms. So is there any place where we can find something about Ginger’s identity? Yes. ‘What’s It?’ The Harvard Business School Press offered $250. 10 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 . 49. – 1.. a portable pump and a wheelchair that can climb stairs.... Kamen has already invented some machines. 2 They’re using the Internet because/for .5. 1.1. There are many theories. to chat/study . wrote that It ‘is going to revolutionise personal transport. Steve Kemper. DISCUSSION BASED ON A PHOTO Describe the photo. Kemper mentioned Its name – Ginger – but no technical details. Then answer the following questions: 1 What are these people using the Internet for? 2 How do you use the Internet? What do you think about its role in the modern world? TIP: You can use the information from Module 5. 1. At first... the Internet is very important because . TIP: Before doing this exercise read the Reading Strategies on SB page 67 again. and some others see it as a form of hot-air balloon.Exercise 2. The next step was the book. Steve Jobs of Apple Computer said it could be even bigger than the PC.. (Topic: Science.. The author. we still don’t know for sure. 1. They’re using the Internet/surfing/talking/pointing to . There are two extra headings.5) with suitable headings (A-G). Technology) Read the article.. It has an engine and is very similar to Kamen’s wheelchair. for example. Match paragraphs (1. This could be . Some people think it is a flying car. Written Exam READING COMPREHENSION Exercise 1.. 3 I use the Internet often/rarely . In my opinion. They’re having a good time/enjoying .2. So what’s It or Ginger? Ten months after the book..000 for a book about It and newspapers were trying to guess what It could be..4.. it was called It and everybody asked the question. USEFUL PHRASES: 1 There are [how many] people in the picture .1.. But at that point It was a top-secret project and nobody knew what it really was...
UK Dear Sir or Madam. an opinion-mak channel of intern ing TV ational reputatio n. A Apart from working for these two channels. The courses have greatly expanded my understanding of the role of the TV presenter and tau ght me a number of practical skills. 2.1-2.7. 2. I have deve loped a video library of TV presentation strategies and am currently working on a guidebook for beginner s in this field.A B C D Pictures which give some clues Different ideas about the object A place where the object is kept A book which doesn’t solve the mystery E A machine which is cheaper than a computer F A mysterious object G An inventor who doesn’t want to talk Exercise 2. and I enjoy reading and travelling. G rtised position. cruitment BBC Personnel Re London.1.3. I enclose my convenient to yo u. C I am writing in reply to the advertisement publish ed in News Today concerning the position of a presenter on the BBC News Roundabo ut programme. I believe tha t my education. u. 2. In 19 ramme. workin In g for the BBC. addition. mass E Presenting the news. however. as a result. qual and my experie ifications nce so far. ion for the adve is ider my applicat at any time that G Please. n a lot and deve lop further. in news reporting (September 1999) and in presentation skills the foll owing year. as far as my educat ent of political y in the departm studies at Oxford Universit s and.2. I began work as D While I was study g TV channel 97 I joined the Youn TV channels. TIP: Before doing this exercise read the Reading Strategies on SB page 72.7. would make possible for me it not only to use my knowledge but also to lear and skills. I be lieve I would m valuable contrib ake a ution to a compa ny like the BBC. 2.5. These two co on London Morning entation skills me develop my pres a year long) helped journalism. I developed my professio nal know-how on two courses. 2. ssional expertise in and a general profe I started ion is concerned. I am also interested in environment prote ction issues. John Higgins © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone 11 . hearing from yo I look forward to Yours faithfully. (Topic: Work) Put the letter (pieces A-G) in the right order 2. a presenter on two ing. 2.4. cons nd an interview be happy to atte I would CV. 2. B Taking into co nsideration my education. is not only confined to my professional life. I also in both political studies and degree graduated in 1999 with a media. experience and qualifications make me a suitable person for this kind of job. After a live children’s prog where I presented on local news rking as a presenter a year I started wo ntracts (each one TV. in 1994 F First. attended additional course sciences. It is a very important area of my personal interests as well.6.
LISTENING COMPREHENSION You will hear a broadcast about the Internet. Writing Skills Exercise 1: Short text You’re with your friends in Britain.. G How about .2. Use the tapescript from SB. Write a CV. explain why you can’t go. Don’t include irrelevant personal details. G Have a good time..4..3. • Suggest another day. TIP: A note/memo is a short unofficial text.. TIP: Read the Listening Strategies on SB page 76 before you begin.. • Wish them a good meal.5. 1. Put the events A-F in the order in which they took place. They have just put in a notice that they are planning to employ a young person full time. page 62 ex. G By the way. The Internet began developing The network was called the Internet. a degree in: • • 1997 1998 How relevant for the job: 1999 – 2000 – how relevant for the job: • • • 12 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 . 1. Exercise 2: Long text You are living in London and for some time have been doing some work for an advertising agency. The Pentagon suggested linking the computers into a network. Write about: • Your education. 1. I had to go because . 1.1. USEFUL PHRASES: Sorry. TIP: Use the table below to write your CV. 1... 2 A B C D E F The Internet is used for various purposes. • Experience so far • Additional training and skills etc • Your interests.. Why don’t we meet . G Name Educations Work experience Other skills and courses Interests John Higgins 1994–1999 – Oxford University.. I’m off to . The network was used for fun and work. the best place to . Scientists started to use the network.. Leave a note for your friends: • Apologise for the change.. 1.6. You were planning an afternoon and lunch together but your plans have changed.. guys. • Recommend a good restaurant.
Module 7-8 (ways of spending one’s spare time).... Talk to your landlord: • Ask them about the permission to change things in your room.. the place shouldn’t be very crowded.. You don’t like it too much and you’d like to introduce some minor changes.. You can choose from three options . USEFUL PHRASES: I went to a concert of .. The student initiates the conversation.. A: Getting and giving information: You’re entertaining two British friends.. so . Exercise 1.. • Inform them about the evening entertainment you’ve planned for them (at least 3 suggestions they may choose from).. USEFUL PHRASES: Now let me tell you what I’ve planned . I’d like to have a new ... G When you get hungry .. • Recommend a restaurant where they could eat lunch. G I would like to change the furniture in my room. G The student initiates the conversation. for example .The room might look much better when/if . What I particularly liked/disliked about it was . G It was one of the best/worst concerts I’ve ever been to because .... G I understand your objections. I think the best place is ... TIP: If you haven’t been to any concert yet or you have no idea how to start have a look at page 92... C. You’ve planned an itinerary for them but you won’t be able to accompany them the following day. • Say why you liked / didn’t like the concert. I would like to ask for your permission to let me ... © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone 13 .... There were a lot of special attractions... ROLE-PLAYS Read the description of the three situations below. Why don’t you try ... G B.. USEFUL PHRASES: I wonder if I could ..Set 4 Modules 7-8 Oral Exam TIP: For more see your SB. but let me explain that/how . People in the audience were .... • Present your ideas. for example . It doesn’t need to be too expensive if . Role-play the three conversations.. G As for tomorrow night ..... • Describe the concert...... The concert started with .. • Listen to criticism of some of your ideas and then defend your ideas. TIP: Have a look at page 105-106. G G The examiner initiates the conversation.. Relating: While abroad you went to a concert of a group/vocalist... Make a note of all interesting phrases and expressions.... Around 2 p. Tell your British friend about your experience: • Tell him who it was. It would be a good idea to .m.. • Inform them about the itinerary.... Here are some ideas for tomorrow morning ... Negotiating: You live in Britain in a rented room.. I wanted to see this concert because ..
c) in the late fourteenth century... TIP: If you don’t know how to deal with the task see Listening Strategies on SB page 90.. You will hear the piece twice. c) in 1719.-1. d) The roof is very colourful. a) European b) American c) Scottish d) English 14 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 .6. d) buildings from his own country.4. You will listen to a radio broadcast about famous monuments.. b. especially pages: 100-101. Ben Smith will talk about a) the buildings he dislike b) three of his favourite buildings.6. 1. c) the buildings he admires.. 1.. For example. Use the tapescript from page 100 Exercise 3.Exercise 2. The castle of Eliean Donan was reconstructed a) in the thirteenth century. in the city a) the highest skyscraper b) shorter than some other skyscrapers c) the most beautiful skyscraper d) the least beautiful skyscraper 1. they may be saying ‘At last! . 1.. b) It was built in Hungary.. For each statement choose the correct answer (a. d) two hundred years ago.. The Chysler building is .1.2. c) People can see many of the ornaments on the roof. Written Exam LISTENING COMPREHENSION Read sentences 1. I visit famous places only if/when . I think the monument is a symbol/a very important cultural sight to ... c or d). The speaker doesn't mention any . Answer the following questions: 1 What may these people be saying? 2 Do you like visiting famous places and museums? What do you think about the monument shown in the picture? TIP: If you need some ideas please see Module 8. For more see: Function File and Speaking Strategies on page 107. buildings. 1.. Which is NOT true about the Post Office Savings Bank building? a) It's about twenty years old.. USEFUL PHRASES AND EXPRESSIONS: G G The people may be exchanging comments/sharing impressions .. d) in the late fifteenth century... 1.5. DISCUSSION BASED ON A PHOTOGRAPH Describe what is going on in the picture.. The Palace of the Doges was completed a) in the early fourteenth century.1. b) in 1932. b) in the early fifteenth century.’ I love/hate .3.
devilish parts. what’s more. ‘my brother knows what I’ll do the next second and I can do the same with him.Zestaw 1 READING COMPREHENSION Modu∏y 1-2 Exercise 1. 1. 1. For questions 1. People watching the ballet were . But this similarity has a very simple explanation: the dancers are Czech twin brothers Jiri and Otto Bubenicek. Double fun in Hamburg People watching the premiere of The Seagull – a ballet based on the play by Chekhov – at the 28th Annual Hamburg Ballet Days found it difficult to believe their eyes: the two rival lovers. Both of them are now the principal dancers in this group. Triplev and Trigorin.3.. plays black. ‘I think I’m looking into a mirror when I watch Otto.2. choose the correct answer (a.. as his brother suggests.1. when they saw the two identical dancers. Jiri./ 1..6. a) happy b) surprised c) angry d) disappointed 1. Otto is more sensitive and silent. The two ‘Bubis’ are sons of a travelling circus cyclist from Prague. ‘When we are both on stage. b.. © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone 15 . They completed their ballet training at the Conservatory in Prague and in 1993 joined the famous Hamburg Ballet group directed by Neumeier. – 1. Jiri is faster. they developed in a slightly different way.1. Prague is the place where a) one of them was born.’ Otto adds. ‘We will always stay together. The twins have never been apart from each other for long. b) do very similar things in life. The brothers are not only similar in their appearance but they are also able to move in perfect harmony with each other. d) watch each other all the time. The brothers look almost the same and. Jiri plays black characters because he is not as . who is more extrovert and lively. b) try a different career. reprinted by permission. (Topic: Culture) Read the text.. As Byron once wrote. d) they began to work. The Bubeniceks have plans to a) work with each other.’ There are also some small differences between the way in which the brothers dance. as his brother.’ ‘Sometimes. I /© 2002 TIME Inc. and can jump higher. stronger.’ Otto declares.’ Jiri says. were identical. c) they learned to dance. As a dancer. as his brother.4.5. b) their father worked.. Otto moves more smoothly.’ For the Bubeniceks – and the people who watch them on stage – that’s doubly true. ‘Happiness was born a twin. As actors. Otto is not as . ‘We can feel each other move. ‘like a panther’. c) always be happy. c) understand each other very well. they also a) move in the same direction. d) play in two other ballets.6. a) quick b) weak c) tall d) talented 1.’ Jiri explains. a) talkative b) friendly c) popular d) quiet 1. c or d). and that’s why he often plays more romantic characters.
..4. You’re interested in finding out more about the subject..6. . 22. foreign stores in search of that special 2. and shops complain you have nothing fascinating things..-2. TIP: A notice is a short text in which you don’t have to use full sentences. as much as you A students B people who are hard to please C pacifists D buyers E lovers F patients G couch potatoes H tourists I sport fans Exercise 2: Long text You read the article about Bubenicek brothers. try to rld is lines. Everything els e may go wrong but the se two will remain a joy to watch and a source of pride for us all.2.. USEFUL PHRASES: Lost: two paintings showing .. and dress or bag. Tom never s of Frida Kahlo.. . a 30 per cent chance that peaceful solut r ther war may never happen. 2. • Say why you would like to know that..5. And othe So cheer up. G I am very interested in . small/big (size). so switch off the TV. It contained the pictures showing your hometown.1. why no t do why no aree not tmarriedd yet. etc. earthquakes us country we don’ ks. I would like to know more about . mething that will r Finally. ignore the threat of ter Just for a while.Exercise 2. here is so t found any hope so far. orrow you might be in Me there for you to visit. G I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. a resu problems may look less threatening as 2. It is good to remembe r that Poland has got the finest ski jumper in the world (Adam Ma ysz) and the tallest female basketball pla yer in the world (M a gorzata Dydek). • Write that you hope for a quite reply TIP: Look for examples of Letters to the Editor in magazines such as Time.3. It’s high time to do something to your body.. Match the people A-I with the texts 2.. wide G of special value/valuable to me G please contact .. Tired of dark winter days. at . Write a notice: • Write about your loss • Describe the pictures • Explain why the pictures are very important for you • Leave your contact details. . Reading Comprehension).. never fail you.7.. sudden floods. ts of international Do you hate aggression and threa officials..7. to ask/inquire about . too muc h snow and wind. In ou n’ or even if you havet have typhoons. untry l too oftennin th is co ofte in th ppen al orce happenss all too ight side: ere areareill there st Div orce ha Div th br look on thebright side: s but ttry and look on the of marriages that have ge that have bu try and cent rcent of marria fif pe stilloutout ty ty r an ab ab fif pe ve got this speciaialperson andd spec l person ived. WRITING SKILLS Exercise 1: Short text While travelling in Britain you left your suitcase on a bus. Write a letter to the editor. 2.1.. according to army ions can prevail.. G G 16 Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Exam Zone © Pearson Education Hungary 2005 . • Write what you would like to find out about the brothers. rorism. 1. There ha following the footsteps ture of your lifetime! adven been a better time for the . there is always conflict? Well. y number!r!I ar no marrie ur luck y numbe I Twoocoulddbe yo ur luck Tw coul be yo 2..IfIfyou’ ve got this t do ititthisisyear? ? surv ived you’ surv th year yet... spring will be here agai n. Mother Nature has given man-eating shar places on Earth. Ano lt. There are two extra points.? Take heart: the days are getting longer and. . (Topic: Lifestyle) Read the texts. (Ex. T all over Europe are full of he zloty is very strong. open the window and take in some fresh air! 2.3. is country.. Stop being re one of the safest is year try to enjoy your life he a wet blanket! Thcan. I am planning to become a dancer myself . Don’t sit there and tomorrow you may be touring to wear! Check with a local agency. and the whole wo There are new cheap air xico. long. G G USEFUL PHRASES: I am writing in connection with the article . before you know it.. • Give the reason for your letter.