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1. Choose the correct verb form:10 *2p= 20 p

1. Is this the first time you have visited/visited/visit Italy?

2. Susan is planning/had planned/ plans the trip to Napoli before talking to us.

3. I am sure that tomorrow will be/is being/was warmer than today.

4. The children watch/watched/were watching a DVD while we were driving to

5. The students are studying/will study/have been studying hard for weeks and so should pass
the exam easily.
6. I have done/did/have been doing the same job at the same company for more than 20 years.
7. Why didn’t you say you were wanting/want/wanted to come to the party? I
would have invited you!

8. I think she will be/is being/was very successful in whatever career she chooses.

9. When I was a child, I used to play/ will play/have played football every Saturday.

10. Watch out! The ladder falls/is going to fall/ had fallen!

2. Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first. Use between 2-
5 words. Use the word in capital letters:7*2p=14p

1. We are not allowed to go to the party because we are grounded

Our parents won´t ____________________________ to the party as a punishment.

2. What is the thing that you are most afraid of doing?

What do ______________________ most?

3. It was ages since I had seen my parents.

I hadn´t _________________________ ages.
4. I haven´t been out and done any training for ages.
It ______________________ since I went out and did some exercise.

5. This year has been so awful that I don´t know if I can go on.
This has _________________ year that I can´t carry on.

6. I hardly ever wear sunglasses as I find them annoying.

I am ______________________ sunglasses because I don´t like them.

7. He stopped smoking several years ago.

He ______________________ years ago.

3. For questions 1-8, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals to form a word that
fits in the gap in the same line. Write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS. 8*2p=16p

The microwave oven

One of the most useful and convenient of all our domestic appliances is the microwave oven. Its
(1)_________to heat and cook food fast has made it an indispensable item for busy people with
little time to cook, and the well-equipped kitchen would be (2)_________ without one. The
person to thank for this modern cooking miracle is (3)___________ Percy LeBaron Spencer, who
produced the 'Radarange' oven for industrial use in 1947. Eight years (4)_______ in 1955, the
first domestic microwave made its (5)_____________. This rather bulky contraption needed
both an (6)_________ and a plumber to install it and was the same size as a fridge. At over
$1,000, it was not an immediate success. It wasn't until 1967,
when the countertop model became widely available, that sales started to show an
(7)_______as the microwave grew in (8)_________. It went on, of course, to become a common
feature in western homes.

1.ABLE: _______________________________
2.COMPLETE: ___________________________
3.INVENT: ______________________________
4.LATE: ________________________________
5.APPEAR: ______________________________
6.ELECTRIC: _____________________________
7.IMPROVE: ____________________________
8.POPULAR: ____________________________
4. For questions 1-8, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap.
Use only one word in each gap. 8*2p=16p

Doing it again

A friend once boasted to me that she had seen the film The Sound of Music no fewer (1)
___________________17 times. Personally, I cannot imagine (2)___________________ greater
waste of one's time (once was enough for me), but I have to confess
(3)_____________________are films I, too, have watched on multiple occasions
(4)__________________________ ever growing tired of them. Indeed, some films have
benefited from a second viewing, in exactly the (5) ________________way that one's
enjoyment of a novel can improve on the second, third or fourth reading. It often feels
like a different experience. And a recent study (6)___________________ shown that it actually
is different; that rereading books, watching films again, or revisiting places where you have been
happy, results (7)______________ a 'new or renewed appreciation' of the experience. The
study says that doing something again enables people not only to relive the past experience,
(8)_______________ also to discover new details. 'Therefore, the experience is different, even
though it is repeated,' the research concludes. 'By doing it again, people get more out of it.'

5.You are going to read an article about Sydney Chaplin, the brother of the silent film star,
Charlie. Six sentences have been removed from the article. Choose from the sentences A—G
the one which fits each gap (1-6). There is one extra sentence which you do not need to use.

A. This observation was never more true than in their twenties and thirties, when they were
building their careers as comedians.
B. And both recall his cautious attitude to motoring.
C. They have been inseparable all their lives.
D. His failure to take anything seriously created tensions.
E. Yet while Charlie remains famous the world over, the memory of his brother has largely been
F. He would always joke and play magic tricks, make coins disappear, fall off a chair.
G. He was a hard man to get along with.

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