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Test 2006 Advanced level

1.Answer these questions in five sentences each

1. In what circumstances will you use English in the future?


2. What do you think of globalisation? (Advantages - disadvantages)
3. What kind of language learner are you?
4. Describe a situation in which you would feel flabbergasted, or furious, or relieved.
5. What are the most common situations where people have problems in communicating?
6. How to communicate effectively?
7. How does poverty pollute?
8. What are the consequences of world tourism?
9. Laughter is the best medicine
10. Describe the structure of a typical American family today.
11. What are the main social problems in Hungary?
12. Grief is like an illness must run its course.’ What does it mean?
13. What can be the reasons for depression?
14. What can happen to a husband who earns less than his wife?
15. What can be the main reasons for working where people do?
16. What is the human being’s funniest characteristic?
17. What steps can be taken in the fight against pollution?
18. Why is globalisation mentioned in one of Coelho’s stories?
19. How and why are mobile phones used by different groups of people in different countries?
20. What does mobility mean nowadays?
21. What is the secret of long-term happiness?
22. Why is Manuel one step away from depression?
23. How to climb mountains, how to reach your goals?
24. Does everybody have access to clean drinking water?
25. Why is The Umbrella Man called unexpected story?
2. Complete these sentences

1. Two reasons for learning English are …


2. The gap between ….
3. The employee who doesn’t speak English could …
4. We can protest against companies responsible for pollution ….
5. My favourite joke is…
6. Travelling abroad with a group …
7. The best tour guide is …
8. Tourism is the ….
9. American companies hire people …
10. Austria will face the problem of shortage in different professions, that’s why …
11. Everything you do in your life ….
12. If someone you know asks you nosey questions, …
13. The three ways in which a relationship might end are …
14. The five ways in which people might try to forget their unhappiness…
15. Our attitude to emotional pain is different …
16. A husband who earns less than his wife is likely to …
17. Internet …
18. It is OK for a wife to have a higher paying job as long as …
19. Arguments for globalisation …
20. Arguments against globalisation …
21. If you fail an important exam, you will feel …
22. It’s too familiar if you …
23. The American divorce rate …
24. The most common living arrangement in the US …
25. I would feel insecure/shy …
26. Matenko and his wife pretended to be dead because …
27. Japanese firms hire people more ….
28. ‘Grief is like an illness must run its course’ means …
29. You tell your friends about your unhappiness because …
30. If you don’t speak English ….
31. One explanation for the growth in tourism is …
32. The new dividing line is not …
33. Pollution is …
34. China’s development is driven …
35. If someone you know asks you nosey questions, you …

3. Make comments on these sentences (on the basis of articles and stories from your books)
1. Being abroad spend some time in bars.
2. Don’t try to see the world in a month.
3. A journey is an adventure.
4. Some European and US politicians have blamed job losses on rising competition from lower-cost Asian
countries.
5. Misunderstandings between Japanese and American managers are possible at nearly every encounter.
6. Mobile phones change our life.
7. The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions.
8. He passed through life, he did not live it.
9. Psychiatrists tell you that grief will last as long as the original relationship.
10. People communicate less effectively with people they perceive as being very different from themselves.

4. Explain the meaning of 10 words and expressions. /10 x 2 = 2o p/

1. go global
2. life expectancy
3. way of life
4. standard of living
5. earth-shattering
6. spoilt girl
7. punch line
8. penny drops
9. ins and outs of something
10. dodgy character
11. ageing population
12. reconcile work with raising children
13. demographic change
14. protective parents
15. pour your heart out
16. suspicions
17. hardship
18. marriage
19. premature death
20. touching story
21. dodgy character
22. in the midst of hardship
23. under the poverty line
24. children in danger
25. mobile people
26. double diary device
27. nosey questions
28. lingua franca
29. on and off relationship
30. corny joke
31. apprehensive
32. limericks
33. non-native speaker
34. cultural differences
35. blaspheme
5. Give the words and phrases to the definitions/10x1= 10p/
1. too much
2. rude and insensitive
3. discuss all the details
4. the penny drops
5. fly off the handle
6. the last few words of a joke
7. an amusing story which is based on one’s own personal experience
8. how you live in terms of money, accommodation, consumer products
9. very unhappy for a long period
10. fear very much
6. Are these statements true or false? Why do you think so? /10x2= 20p/
1. Bicycles and ox carts are the main form of transport in Beijing today.
2. Many young people have no respect for Communist ideas.
3. There are far more native speakers of English in the world today than non-native speakers.
4. Many people naturally have good communication skills.
5. In social situations the more questions you ask, the better.
6. Japanese managers send more memos than their American counterparts.
7. Hungarians are allowed to work in any EU country.
8. Access to clean drinking water can be taken for granted all over the world.
9. Jimmy arrested his ex-friend, because he was a wanted criminal.
10. The man ‘who never forgets a face’ was killed on the train.
7. Use idioms or phrasal verbs /10x1= 10p/
1. he began crying
2. he laughed, laughed and laughed
3. it’s a very serious matter
4. to be completely unexpected
5. to get very high marks in an exam or test
6. to appear or arrive
7. to criticise someone in front of other people
8. to delay something because you are not ready and need more time
9. to postpone
10. not to change your opinion
8. Find the opposites or synonyms for these words. /2ox1= 20 p./
1. success
2. come across as
3. natural catastrophe
4. birth rate
5. temporary
6. employ
7. foreign
8. deal with
9. put up with
10. executive
11. man of few words
12. cross
13. costly
14. finally
15. truth
16. focus on
17. equality
18. loyalty to the firm
19. be in the middle of something
20. patient

9. Write a new word according to the instruction. /15x1= 15 p./


1. popular /noun/
2. marry /noun/
3. choice /verb/
4. assume /noun/
5. receive /noun/
6. behave /noun/
7. criticise /nouns, adj./
8. acquire /noun/
9. strong /verb/
10. interpret /neg,adj./
11. pregnant /noun/
12. simple /verb/
13. culture /adj./
14. believe /noun/
15. diverse /verb/
10. Translate these words and expressions /40x1=40 p/

1. sértő
2. neveletlen 3. tiszteletlen
4. ismerős
5. kolléga
6. előtérbe kerül 7. retteg
8. bring about 9. jelenlegi
10. in a sense 11. egyediség
12. bizonyos mértékig
13. azonos áron
14. ellentétes szempont 15. tartalom
16. be in favour of 17. perceive
18. hihetetlenül bonyolult 19. panasz
20. szándékosan
21. eltelt 20 év 22. téves nézet
23. kétségbeesésében 24. hátrány
25. akadály
26. valamilyen okból 27. résztvevő
28. váratlanul 29. ellentmond vala
30. valamiből hiány
31. szakmunkás
32. cserébe 33. kérdőív
34. impose 35. rombolás
restrictions
36. meggondolja magát 37. sérülékeny
38. lakótelep
39. have access to
40. szó sem lehet róla
41. come to an end 42. szemrehányó
43. a sort of death 44. seb
45. szoros érzelmi kötelék 46. szokásos tanács
47. idegösszeroppanás 48. gyász
49. legyőz egy fájdalmat 50. együtt érző
51. utolér 52. kifejezi magát
53. lemarad 54. vélemények
ütköztetése
55. kifogy valami 56. cserben hagy
57. leányvállalat
58. lezserül
59. megvet 60. magától értetőd
tart
61. rég esedékes 62. megfelelő
63. witness 64. időt nyer
65. agenda 66. ha te mondod
67. kihasznál, kizsákmányol
68. konkurencia 69. fenntartható fej
70. reformokat bevezet 71. lakos
72. alaposan
73. ösztön 74. kaland
75. kitart a véleménye mellett 76. szedd össze ma
77. hangsúly 78. szabadidő
79. meg vagyok győződve 80. következtetés
81. elejt egy célzás
82. terhes 83. jelenség
84. poén 85. vegyes érzések