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General English Examination

Elementary level

Speaking part 3

Discussion on a Topic Stimulated by Photos

You are going to be given two different photographs and I’d like you to describe them on your
own. When you have finished I will ask you to answer some questions so that you can
broaden the topic introduced in the pictures.

Topic: Transportation

Ide jönnek a képek

General English Examination
Elementary level

Speaking Part 3


Candidate sheet

Examiner sheet
General English Examination
Elementary level

Speaking Part 3


Candidate sheet

Examiner sheet
General English Examination
Elementary level

Speaking Part 3


Candidate sheet

Examiner sheet
General English Examination
Elementary level

Writing Part 1

Complete the next below by writing a suitable word from the list in each space provided.
There are 15 gaps but 20 words are given. Use each word once only.
There is an example. ( 0 ) for you.

Cycling was a very pleasant exercise indeed, in those (0) distant, quiet and peaceful days.
One was carefree, death did not lurk at every corner. There was space, there was room,
there was freedom.
You rang your bell when you ........................ (1) round a corner and only the very careless
pedestrian who had not yet become bicycle – conscious, or a barking dog, .....................
(2) do you any harm. In the country the main danger came from chickens, who are never
traffic - conscious. Even if you suddenly met a herd of cows or a flock of sheep
hidden ........................ (3) a bend in the road, your speed was not ......................... (4)
great that you could not stop. And if you did run someone down, well,
nobody ......................... (5) hurt much and little harm was done.
True, you did not cover anything ........................... (6) the distance a car or a motorcycle is
able to do today. But you ........................ (7) not want to do it. The country was very
near .......................... (8) London then. Places which are .............................. (9) big
suburban towns were sleepy little ..................... (10). A ride ............................. (11) ten or
twelve miles took you into pleasant countryside, difficult to find nowadays fifty miles or
so .......................... (12) London.
Innkeepers welcomed you and ..........................(13) you could not get a cocktail or a Coca-
Cola, you could .........................(14) ale, gin and ginger beer and any of the old-fashioned
......................... (15) you wanted.

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General English Examination
Elementary level

Reading Part 1

Read the text and answer the questions.

Travelcard – The easy way to get around London

All visitors to London want to see as much of the capital as possible. And the best way
to do it is with a Travelcard.

Unlimited travel
You get unlimited travel on practically all London Transport Bus and Underground services
and British Rail services in London.
No need to waste time queuing for tickets or searching for change.

Where to buy a Travelcard

Buy them at all Underground and British Rail stations in London, and at any London
Transport or British rail Travel Information Centre.

You’ll need a Photocard for a seven day Travelcard. Just bring along a passport-size
photograph of yourself. Children under 16 need to bring some proof of their date of birth.

How much do they cost?

Adult Child
£ £
1 Day (off peak)
Zones 1,2,3,4 & 5 2.30 0.80
7 Day Zone 1 6.40 2.50
7 Day Zones 1,2,3,4 & 5 17.70 5.00

This is a selection of Travelcard prices you may find useful. You can also buy Travelcards to
cover other combinations of zones.
General English Examination
Elementary level

Reading part 1


1. What is Travelcard for?

2. Where can you get it?
3. How many types of Travelcard are used?
4. Which type do you think the most practical?
5. How many times can you travel with Travelcard?
6. What information is there on a Travelcard? (a, b)
7. Is every type of Travelcard valuable in all areas of London?
8. How can one be sure that Travelcard is used by its real owner?
9. What do you need for a Photocard?
10. When is a Photocard not valid? (a, b)
General English Examination
Elementary level

Writing Part 2

Informal letter writing

You study in London and you’re waiting for your pen-friend from Spain for whom you have
already booked a room in a hotel. You can not go to the airport so you send a map of the Tube
to find his accommodation easily.

 Tell him how he can get from Heathrow to the city (the Tube, Piccadilly Line)
 There are more stops where he can change to District Line (Hammersmith, Barons
Court, Earl’s Court)
 Tell him to get off the Tube before The Thames (at Putney Bridge) from where he can
find his hotel. Give him the address.
 You are free in the evening, discuss the meeting.

Formal letter writing

You want to go to England and you need a car there. You read an advertisement and ask
about the details (give them the date) :

 What types of car they have

 What kind of documents you need
 Information about the insurance of the cars
 How much it will cost
General English Examination
Elementary level

Reading Part 2

Read the text and answer the questions.


In London, everyone uses the “Tube”. It is a quick and easy way to travel around central
London, with a station never more than a few minutes away.


London’s extensive network of buses can take you from door to door on all your sightseeing
and shopping trips, and from the upper deck you will have an unique view of the city on the
Bus stop signs also carry the route numbers of buses which stop there. At a “Request” stop,
hail your bus in good time by raising your hand, if you want it stop for you.
For details of all London Transport services call in at any London Transport Travel
Information centre.


Underground tickets are available at all Underground Stations. Always buy a ticket before you
start your journey and keep it for inspection and collection at your destination.
Bus tickets are purchased as you board the bus or from the conductor on the bus. Keep your
ticket as it may be inspected at any time during your journey.
Ticket prices for buses and the Underground vary according to the distance you travel. Both
networks are divided into a central central zone with a number of outer zones. A standard
price is charged for travel within a zone, but as you cross into a second or third zone the price
increases. Look for the large maps displayed in stations to identify which zone you are in.
Children’s tickets are particularly good value. Children under 5 travel free, while those under
14 travel at reduced rates, often as little as 1/3 of the adult fare. 14 and 15 year olds can also
travel at child rates if they are carrying a child rate photocard (available from Post Offices and
Travel Information Centres on production of a passport-sized photograph and proof of age).

Válaszoljon a következő kérdésekre magyarul.

1. Hogyan lehet buszra szállni feltételes megállóban?

2. Hol lehet metrójegyet vásárolni?
3. Hol lehet buszjegyet vásárolni?
4. Egységes busz-, illetve metrójegy árak vannak-e?
5. Minden gyereknek kell jegyet venni?
General English Examination
Elementary level

Vocabulary List

1. Types of transport

- public transport: - bus, - underground , - tram, - train, - coach, - (air)plane, - ship, - taxi

- individual transport: - car, - bicycle/bike, - motorbike/motorcycle, - boat

2. Verbs

To go by car / plane / bus / tram / coach / train / bike / motorbike / ship (a voyage) / taxi /

To take a bus / train / taxi / plane / the underground

To ride a bicycle / bike / motorbike / horse

To drive a car / bus / train

To fly a plane (the pilot)

Question: How do you go / get to London?

To catch the bus / train / plane

To miss the bus / train / plane

To change bus / coach / tram / train / plane

To arrive at or in a place

3. Other useful travel words

By car: to hire a car, to fill it up with petrol, to give a lift, a journey

By train: to arrive at platform X , to depart / leave from, a buffet / restaurant car on the train,
a journey

By plane: to check in, to take off, to go through customs, to check the passport, to land,
a flight, a boarding card, a flight steward / stewardess

 Can I have a single / return (ticket) to London, please?
 I’d like to book / reserve a seat in advance.
 How much is the (train, bus, taxi, air) fare?
 Was the journey long?