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Unit 3 Test A
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3 Complete the sentences with these relative


Grammar pronouns. Write 0 if it’s possible to leave
out the pronoun.
1 Are the underlined words countable or
uncountable? Choose countable (C) or who which whose where
uncountable (U).
1 That’s a mistake _____ people often make!
1 My brother’s very strange. He doesn’t like
chocolate C/U! 2 Avatar is the film _____ won a lot of awards
last year.
2 Adolescence C/U can be a very difficult time
for many teenagers. 3 Miss Franks is the teacher _____ first taught
me English.
3 I learned an interesting piece C/U of
information from a TV game show yesterday. 4 I remember the day _____ Charlie brought his
cat to school in his bag!
4 I like Rita’s new furniture C/U. I think it suits
the flat perfectly. 5 The film is about a couple _____ young son
can speak four languages.
5 The bank robbery C/U in the town centre was
on the news C/U last night. 6 There are now houses in the field _____ we
played when we were children.
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2 Choose the correct alternatives to
complete the sentences. Vocabulary
1 How much/many new verbs did you learn last
week? 4 Complete the sentences with one word.
2 I’m afraid there are only a few/a little biscuits 1 People in Wales speak __________.
left. I ate most of them last week. 2 People in Brazil speak __________.
3 I was worried about mistakes in my English 3 People in Poland speak __________.
homework, but there weren’t a lot/a lot of. 4 People in the Netherlands speak __________.
4 The teacher didn’t give us much/many time to 5 People in Japan speak __________.
finish the test.
6 People in Germany speak __________.
5 A few/little people at our school studied
Mandarin Chinese instead of French!
6 I didn’t get some/any sleep last night and I’m
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feeling terrible this morning.

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5 Choose the correct alternatives to 6 Add the correct negative prefix to these
complete the sentences. words. Use dis-, in-, il-, ir- and im-. Use
them to complete the sentences.
1 Do you have to ___ a special exam to go to
university? regular honest correct visible legal
A make
B take 1 Harry Potter has a cloak that makes him
__________.
C write
2 In our country it’s __________ to drive at 16.
3 It’s __________ to cheat in an exam!
2 Dan never ___ mistakes when he speaks
English. He’s very good. 4 I must memorize my list of __________ verbs
for tomorrow’s test.
A makes
5 It’s __________ to start a formal letter with the
B does words ‘Hello Mr Brown.’
C puts
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3 It’s a good idea to ___ new words into your
own language in your vocabulary notebook.
A write
B translate
C revise

4 In the competition, people have to ___ more


than 20 objects in a list.
A revise
B memorize
C practise

5 I usually ___ for exams the day before. I know


that’s not enough time!
A memorize
B practise
C revise

6 We have to ___ a lot of grammar exercises in


class and I hate them!
A make
B do
C memorize

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Reading D I didn’t start learning English until I was 11


and it was so difficult. There were 30
7 Read the texts about when people started students in my class and we never said
learning English. Match the comments in anything in English. The teacher taught us
1–6 with the people in A–D. You can grammar rules and we learned long lists of
choose the people more than once. vocabulary for tests. I didn’t understand why
I was learning this strange language. The
1 I think it’s important to have fun when teacher didn’t show us English films or
you’re learning a new language. ___ magazines and we never played any games.
2 I’m not the only one in my family who can The lessons were boring, so I didn’t learn
speak two languages. ___ anything. I don’t think our teacher was very
3 I didn’t learn much in my first English good!
lessons. ___
4 My parents are different nationalities. ___
5 It’s important to have a real reason to learn a
language. ___ /6
6 It didn’t take me long to learn English. ___
Listening (Tests CD, Track 3)
A I can’t remember when I first started
learning English because it was – and still is 8 You are going to hear part of an interview
– the language my family speaks at home. with a writer. Listen and decide if the
You see, my mum is English and she and statements are true (T), false (F) or not
my dad (who’s French) thought it was a mentioned (NM).
good idea for their children to speak English
at home and French at school. It worked! 1 The book teaches people how to speak T/F/NM
My sisters and I speak both languages well, a new secret language.
and I can go from one to the other without 2 Children can make up their own T/F/NM
thinking. languages.
B I never learned English at school because 3 The development of secret languages T/F/NM
our second language was Spanish. I think is quite a new thing.
today the children learn English, but not
when I was young. I learned English when I 4 You need to be very clever to speak a T/F/NM
worked in London for a year after secret language.
university. I was so worried about the
language! But I found that after a few weeks 5 Adults’ secret languages are very T/F/NM
I knew what people were saying and I could different from children’s.
say quite a lot. I think you learn a language
best when you really need to, not just for /5
passing exams at school.
C My first English lessons were when I was
about seven, at school, but we didn’t do very
much! I don’t remember anything from
those lessons. We had one lesson every
week and I forgot everything between the
lessons. The only lesson that is still in my
memory is when we imagined we were
different fruits. I was a banana and I walked
round the room saying ‘I am a banana!’ I
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Writing
Use of English
10 You are going to an after-school English
9 Choose the correct alternatives to language club with your friend. Text your
complete the text. friend. In your text, you should

 arrange to meet outside the school


Can dogs (1) ___ language? (2) ___ animal
lovers believe that their doggy friends can  ask him to bring his dictionary
understand every word they (3) ___ to them, but is
this really true? It is more probable that dogs  remind him about the homework from last
generally understand the way we say things and week.
not the words (4) ___ we say. So, for example, we
can say ‘Walkies!’ and they get excited, but it’s Write 30–50 words.
not (5) ___ word ‘Walkies!’ that they recognize,
it’s the lift in our voice – the intonation. We can
say another word with the same intonation and
they get excited again! However, there are (6) ___
types of dog that can understand separate words.
We can train these dogs to understand a lot of
different words. There is one dog in Germany
(7) ___ can identify over 200 different toys. The
owner says the name of (8) ___ toy and the dog
finds the correct one from a big group of toys.
That is more than young children can (9) ___! This
shows that doggy brains can give meaning to
language.

1 A know B understand C translate D listen


2 A Lots B Little C Much D Many
3 A tell B make C say D give
4 A that B what C who D when
5 Aa B the C some D all /5
6 A any B few C some D much
7 A what B who C it D he
8 A the Ba C its D an /60
9 A make B do C say D have

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Unit 3 Test B
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3 Complete the sentences with these relative


Grammar pronouns. Write 0 if it’s possible to leave
out the pronoun.
1 Are the underlined words countable or
uncountable? Choose countable (C) or who which whose where
uncountable (U).
1 There’s a new book _____ tells the story of
1 I usually have a cup C/U of hot chocolate when
Harry Potter’s early life.
I get home from school.
2 My Chinese teacher’s the one _____ classroom
2 When you have some free time C/U, let’s have
is on the top floor.
a game C/U of tennis.
3 I’m going to a beach _____ you can dive off
3 My brother works at the new furniture C/U
the rocks into the sea.
shop in Jacob Street.
4 ‘Muggles’ are people _____ haven’t got
4 There were a lot of mistakes C/U in Suzy’s
magical powers in Harry Potter.
homework.
5 I saw the dog _____ Karen bought last week.
5 The word C/U ‘banana’ comes from an African
language. 6 Let’s meet at the café _____ is by the bike
shop.
/6
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2 Choose the correct alternatives to
complete the sentences. Vocabulary
1 There weren’t much/many robberies in the city
last month. 4 Complete the sentences with one word.
2 There are still a little/few pieces of cake on the 1 People in Portugal speak __________.
plate. 2 People in China speak __________.
3 I’ve got some/a great news! Our team won the 3 People in Argentina speak __________.
cup! 4 People in Austria speak __________.
4 How much/many ketchup do you want on your 5 People in Italy speak __________.
chips?
6 People in Russia speak __________.
5 The jacket looked very expensive, but actually
it wasn’t a lot/lot of.
6 We don’t do some/any outdoor sports in the
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5 Choose the correct alternatives to 6 Add the correct negative prefix to these
complete the sentences. words. Use dis-, in-, il-, ir- and im-. Use
them to complete the sentences.
1 Jean-Francois Menard ___ Harry Potter from
English into French. usual correct regular legal possible
A wrote
B translated 1 Many of the most common verbs in English are
__________.
C revised
2 It is very __________ to see a teenager wearing
a suit.
2 Lucy ___ a lot of mistakes in her spoken 3 Piracy is the __________ sale of books, music
English, but not in her written English. and films.
A does 4 It is __________ to count how many words
B makes there are in English.
C tells 5 I got 100% in my maths exam. I didn’t give any
__________ answers.
3 The listening exercises we ___ in German
lessons are quite easy. /5
A make
B do
C take

4 It’s a good idea to go to bed early the night


before you ___ an exam.
A practise
B take
C study

5 I think it’s good to listen to music while you


___ for exams.
A exercise
B memorize
C revise

6 Pirate ___ of popular books are sold in many


countries.
A versions
B revisions
C definitions

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Reading D I didn’t start learning English until I was 11


and it was so difficult. There were 30
7 Read the texts about when people started students in my class and we never said
learning English. Match the comments in anything in English. The teacher taught us
1–6 with the people in A–D. You can grammar rules and we learned long lists of
choose the people more than once. vocabulary for tests. I didn’t understand why
I was learning this strange language. The
1 I couldn’t learn English at my school. ___ teacher didn’t show us English films or
2 The teacher I had did not make English magazines and we never played any games.
lessons interesting. ___ The lessons were boring, so I didn’t learn
3 I can remember very little about the English anything. I don’t think our teacher was very
lessons I had when I was a child. ___ good!
4 My parents come from different countries.
___
5 When I left school, I lived in a place where I
had to speak English. ___ /6
6 I learnt to speak English at home when I was
a child. ___ Listening (Tests CD, Track 3)
A I can’t remember when I first started 8 You are going to hear part of an interview
learning English because it was – and still is with a writer. Listen and decide if the
– the language my family speaks at home. statements are true (T), false (F) or not
You see, my mum is English and she and mentioned (NM).
my dad (who’s French) thought it was a
good idea for their children to speak English 1 This is the first book ever written T/F/NM
at home and French at school. It worked! about secret languages.
My sisters and I speak both languages well, 2 Some children make up languages to T/F/NM
and I can go from one to the other without stop parents understanding them.
thinking.
3 ‘Pig Latin’ is the most popular T/F/NM
B I never learned English at school because secret language in the USA.
our second language was Spanish. I think
today the children learn English, but not 4 The writer thinks some secret T/F/NM
when I was young. I learned English when I languages are very complicated.
worked in London for a year after
university. I was so worried about the 5 People say that Cockney English in T/F/NM
language! But I found that after a few weeks London started as a secret language.
I knew what people were saying and I could
say quite a lot. I think you learn a language /5
best when you really need to, not just for
passing exams at school.
C My first English lessons were when I was
about seven, at school, but we didn’t do very
much! I don’t remember anything from
those lessons. We had one lesson every
week and I forgot everything between the
lessons. The only lesson that is still in my
memory is when we imagined we were
different fruits. I was a banana and I walked
round the room saying ‘I am a banana!’ I
thought it was very silly!

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Use of English
Writing
9 Choose the correct alternatives to
complete the text. 10 You are going to an English film club with
your friend. Text your friend. In your text,
you should
Can dogs understand language? (1) ___ animal
lovers believe that their doggy friends can  arrange to meet at the film club room
understand (2) ___ word they say to them, but is
this really true? It is more probable that dogs  ask him to bring his dictionary
generally understand (3) ___ way we say things
and not the words that we say. So, for example, we  remind him what time it starts.
can say ‘Walkies!’ and they get excited, (4) ___
it’s not the word ‘Walkies!’ that they recognize, Write 35–50 words.
it’s the lift in our voice – the intonation. We can
say another word with (5) ___ same intonation and
they get excited again! However, there are some
types of dog that can understand separate words.
We can train these dogs to understand a (6) ___ of
different words. There (7) ___ one dog in
Germany that can identify over 200 different toys.
The owner says the name of a toy and the dog
finds the correct one from a big group of toys.
That is more (8) ___ young children can do! This
(9) ___ that doggy brains can give meaning to
language.
1 A Much B The C Many D Any
2 A all B both C every D other
3 A the B some C any D this
4 A so B after C or D but
5 Aa B the C some D any
6 A few B little C lot D lots
/5
7 A are B is C has D have
8 A like B as C than D with
9 A shows B shown C show D showing /60
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Gateway B1 Tests
Unit 3 Tests Answer Keys A and B

Unit 3 Test A Key


1 1 U 2 U 3 C 4 U 5 C, U

2 1 many 2 a few 3 a lot 4 much 5 few 6 any

3 1 0 2 which 3 who 4 0 5 whose 6 where

4 1 Welsh 2 Portuguese 3 Polish 4 Dutch 5 Japanese 6 German

51B2A3B4B5C6B

6 1 invisible 2 illegal 3 dishonest 4 irregular 5 incorrect

71D2A3C4A5B6B

8 1 F 2 T 3 F 4 F 5 NM

91B2D3C4A5B6C7B8B9B

Unit 3 Test B Key


1 1 C 2 U, C 3 U 4 C 5 C

2 1 many 2 few 3 some 4 much 5 lot 6 any

3 1 which 2 whose 3 where 4 who 5 0 6 which

4 1 Portuguese 2 Chinese 3 Argentinian 4 German 5 Italian 6 Russian

51B2B3B4B5C6A

6 1 irregular 2 unusual 3 illegal 4 impossible 5 incorrect

71B2D3C4A5B6A

8 1 NM 2 T 3 NM 4 F 5 T

91C2C3A4D5B6C7B8C9A

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