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T est 1 1 Reading 1 Read the following text and match headings a–g with paragraphs 1–6. There is one heading you do not need. a b c d e f g World interest in Esperanto Easy to learn – and plenty to read! Will it survive or disappear? Problems for a language with no home What is Esperanto trying to do? A school project One person’s idea Name: Class: Vocabulary 2 Complete the sentences using one of the following verbs in the correct form. • tell • speak • talk • say 1 Do you Spanish? 2 My mother that she enjoys reading English magazines. 3 me what you think about my idea. 4 I usually to my close friends about my problems. 4 Esperanto 1 The language ‘Esperanto’ is about 120 years old. It doesn’t come from any country. People call it a ‘planned’ language, because someone created it – a Pole, Dr L. L. Zamenhof. 2 The word ‘Esperanto’ means ‘someone who hopes’. The idea is for Esperanto to be a language for international communication. Everyone learns it as a foreign language, rather than learning a language from one particular country, like French or English. 3 Esperanto isn’t a difﬁcult language. The rules are simple, and every word is easy to pronounce and to spell. There are Esperanto textbooks and dictionaries, as well as other books, and translations into Esperanto from other languages. There are 30,000 books in the British Esperanto library. 4 There are other ‘planned languages’, but Esperanto is the biggest. Many countries have their own Esperanto societies. There are over half a million Esperanto Internet sites, and you can even learn it by email! There are also some very famous Esperanto speakers – for example, six Nobel Prize winners. 5 Sadly, the fact that Esperanto doesn’t have its own country or culture also causes some problems. For example, no country uses Esperanto in schools, and no people learn it as their own language. Its speakers come from all over the world, but they also have their own languages. 6 Although Esperanto speakers care very much about its future, it’s not always easy to make other people speak it or teach it to their children. The future of Esperanto depends on new people learning it, but at the moment there are only around two million speakers of Esperanto in the world. But more than 700 million speakers of English! 6 3 Circle the correct words in these sentences. 1 For our homework we have to change / translate a text from English into our own language. 2 People are worried that the Cornish language will disappear / survive. 3 I care / fear about what’s happening to smaller languages. 4 It’s difﬁcult to say how many smaller languages will study / survive. 5 Sorry – I can’t come to the cinema this evening. I want to check / revise for my test tomorrow. 6 If you can’t understand what your English friend says, ask her to repeat / practise it. 6 4 Complete the table with the missing nouns and verbs. Verb memorise repeat revise 4 5 Noun 1 2 3 student practice 5 Grammar 5 Put the verbs in brackets into the present simple or present continuous. 1 I own a mobile phone but I rarely (use) it. 2 Lara (send) her boyfriend a text message every day. 3 What (you / look) at? 4 We (study) Ancient Egypt in history this term. 5 Maria can’t come to my party tonight. She (have) a bad cold. 6 (Lucy / walk) to school with you? 2
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T est 1 7I (get) more and more worried about my dog. He isn’t eating. 8I (not / know) what most of the symbols on my mobile phone mean. 9 They (spend) a lot of money at the moment on their new house. 10 John often (watch) English ﬁlms on satellite TV. 11 I (not / understand) my new computer program. 11 Speaking Asking questions and understanding the answer Preparation time: 1 minute. Work in pairs. One person is Student A and the other is Student B. Student A You are a stranger on holiday in Oxford. You want some directions, so you stop someone in the street. • Ask where the nearest Post Ofﬁce is. • Ask the person to spell the street name. • Ask for directions to get there. • Ask the person to repeat the directions, because you didn’t understand. • Thank the person and say goodbye. You speak ﬁrst. Student B You are walking down the street when a stranger stops you. • Tell the person that the Post Ofﬁce is in Walton Street. • Spell the street name. • Tell the person to go past the library, then take the ﬁrst left and the Post Ofﬁce is next to the supermarket, on the right – but speak very quietly. • Repeat the directions in a louder voice. • Say goodbye. Wait for your partner to speak ﬁrst. 6 Complete the sentences using can, can’t or (not) be able to. 1 Some people think that in the year 2050 computers will have conversations with us. 2 My little brother ride a bicycle, so he wants me to teach him. 3 If I ever have children, I won’t to sleep until lunchtime any more! 4 James speak English, but he can’t speak Welsh. 5 I want to drive a car before I get my ﬁrst job. 6 I don’t understand. you repeat the question, please? 7 I’m pleased because Milly might come to my party after all. 8 you recommend a good book for me to take on holiday? 9 I’m sorry. I won’t babysit tonight. 10 My parents understand why I like playing very loud music. 10 Writing 7 Match the following questions with their answers. 1 Do you like learning history? 2 How many brothers have you got? 3 Where do you live? 4 How often do you play sport? 5 How old are you? 6 How tall are you? 7 What languages do you speak? 8 What do you do at the weekends? a Polish and English. b 1.55 m. c 15. d Yes, I do. e I go out with my friends. f Warsaw. g Twice a week. h Just one. 8 Total 50 © Oxford University Press P H OTO C O P I A B L E Matrix Pre-Intermediate 3
T est 2 Reading 1 Read the article and decide whether statements 1–5 are true or false. Write T or F in each box. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mozart ﬁrst wrote music when he was six. Mozart performed all over Europe in his childhood. Mozart’s father wanted him to move to Vienna. Four of Mozart’s children died when they were babies. The Emperor paid for clothes for Mozart’s family. Mozart continued to perform in public until he died. Mozart was always poor in his lifetime. Name: Class: 3 Complete these sentences using the correct form of the word in brackets. 1 It’s true to say that not all people are happy. (success) 2 To achieve things in your life, you need plenty of . (determined) 3 My sister is very – she wants to be a champion runner. (ambition) 4 Many people who get to the top say they have been . (luck) 5 You must have natural as well as be able to work hard if you want to become a dancer. (talented) 6 You have to be very if you want to be a top tennis player. (discipline) 6 A child star The composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1756, with an extraordinary musical talent. The son of a musician, at the age of three he started to play notes on the clavier (an early kind of piano). He composed his ﬁrst piece of music when he was ﬁve years old, and he ﬁrst performed in public at the age of six. The boy travelled around Europe with his father and sister, performing in many countries; when he was 13 he went to Rome, where the Pope praised his wonderful talent. Wherever he performed as a child, he was a great success. He started work at the age of 15, as head of the Archbishop of Salzburg’s Orchestra. But he didn’t like the Archbishop, and so he left Salzburg and went to Vienna – even though his father didn’t want him to. He married Constanze Weber when he was 25. They had six children, but only two of them survived beyond babyhood. For a time, Mozart worked for Emperor Joseph of Austria, but the Emperor didn’t pay him very well. However, when Mozart performed in public, the Emperor gave him ﬁne clothes and jewellery to wear. The family had very little money, and it was difﬁcult to buy food and clothes for the children. Mozart was very hard-working. He composed an enormous amount of music. But some people in his world didn’t like his talent, and towards the end of his life, he stopped public performances and earned money teaching. Also, his friends gave him money. He was only 35 when he died, and he was never rich in his lifetime. But nearly 250 years later, recordings of his music make millions of dollars each year. 7 4 Choose the best answer, a, b or c, to complete the text. Simona always wanted to be a ballet dancer, from a young age. She started lessons when she was only ﬁve years old. She was 1 to get to the top. She knew that to achieve her dream, she needed to be very 2 , eat properly and get enough sleep. Her parents were very 3 of their daughter and her talent. But problems started when she was 12. Although she was 4 as a small child, she quickly grew taller. Soon the worst happened: she became too tall for classical ballet. She was very sad about this, but her teacher told her to be 5 and suggested that she take up Modern Dance. Simona followed her advice, and became a very successful dance teacher. She tells all her pupils that however hard you work, some things are a question of 6 ! 1 2 3 4 5 6 a a a a a a determined well built proud weak lucky discipline b b b b b b disciplined negative ambitious tiny different luck c c c c c c strong hard-working successful skinny positive talent 6 Vocabulary 2 Match these words to their opposites. 1 2 3 4 5 6 skinny positive proud rich different enormous a b c d e f poor similar
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. • Say goodbye. but now I can’t remember much of it. the paper was from Sam’s book! When I told Sam about it. I 1 (be) at home alone. Ella Ella 5 for the invitation – I’m really sorry. I have the English penfriend. Worst of all. Luca? Two – no. though. I 6 (ﬁnish) my work. as she (sleep). • Agree with your friend and suggest having a pizza there as well. My grandparents are coming I can’t 6 ow. Student B You and your friend want to go to the cinema this Saturday. Wait for your partner to speak ﬁrst. You are ringing him / her about which ﬁlm to see. and suggest going to the new shopping mall. When I ﬁnished my shower. I 2 (do) my project and looking after our new puppy. Why for the weekend. when the phone 3 (ring). anyh 7 I take you for a birthday lunch next week about Tuesday. three. • Agree with your friend’s idea. and went 7 upstairs to take a shower. at 12. but it. Work in pairs. • Say that you’d rather see the latest James Bond ﬁlm. and suggest going shopping before the ﬁlm. On Saturday afternoon. and the puppy 11 (play) with pens and eating bits of paper. One person is Student A and the other is Student B. German and Italian. Let me know asa p. And I watch lots of an English ﬁlms on satellite TV. too! But not very well. • Ask your friend which ﬁlm he / she wants to see.T est 2 Grammar 5 Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple or past continuous to complete the text. and say goodbye. how many languages do you speak. and it starts 3 7. • on • how • make • fancy • don’t • at • thanks • hope Maria Do you 1 coming to my birthday party next weekend? It’s 2 Saturday. And English. An embarrassing moment Last Friday my friend Sam gave me one of his books to help with a project I was doing. • Say you’d prefer to go and see the Harry Potter ﬁlm and ask what your friend wants to see. • Agree with you friend. Are there many British ﬁlms on TV in your country? No. I suppose.30? instead? 8 Maria 8 Total 50 6 Read the conversation and correct the ﬁve mistakes with articles. It was Sam – he 4 (have) tickets for a pop concert that 5 evening and he (invite) me to go with him. The French.
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he fell over! We go to see them together. it’s a family business. Our camping holiday last summer didn’t start very well. Zara on Robbie: ‘We weren’t very close when we were young. He was really angry with me at ﬁrst. but I decide what clothes we sell. Their parents own the shop. I 1 a terrible cold the day before we left. g I don’t like working with him. Then I went to college and did a degree in fashion. I was eight years older than my brother and we used to argue a lot. We’re good at different things. And when it was time to go. In the end.T est 3 Reading 1 Complete the text using sentences a–g. 5 . My mother told me off My older sister looks after My mother was brought up My parents moved to the country Everyone says I take after My father says he won’t put up with in the United States. a or b. When he left college. In fact. too. 3 . I 5 better quite quickly and 6 some friends on the campsite. because I went out before ﬁnishing my homework. he said he never wanted to work with his family. a b c d e Sadly. 6 . and people think they’re brother and sister! a near b have a strong relationship 4 Could you stay on tonight? I really need your help. but we both like the same music. because we’re both good at music. and I phoned down and said Madonna was in the shop looking at trousers. but Robbie believed me. and even see each other outside of work! Our business talents are different. He tried to go his own way. Of course she wasn’t. thank goodness. it’s worked out brilliantly. so we arrived very late – and we 3 into trouble with the campsite manager. 1 I missed my dentist’s appointment yesterday and they made me pay £25! a didn’t go to b felt sad about 2 Tim worked hard all year – and he got 99% in his exam! a thought about something difﬁcult b did a lot of work 3 Barnaby and Helen are very close. And we have fun at work. Dad 2 a mistake when he wrote down the directions. We get on much better now. 1 . Name: Class: 3 Complete the following text using the correct form of get or make. Example My suitcase is lighter than yours. because none of our friends like them! f But Robbie was different. Your suitcase isn’t as light as mine. He ran up the stairs so fast. and started working for my father. 2 The train is more relaxing than the car. 1 Your garden is bigger than mine. But they are more than just colleagues – they are brother and sister. my father. Robbie is interested in display and the look of the shop. 2 . but then he saw the funny side of it!’ 6 4 Match the underlined words in 1–4 to their meaning. 1 2 3 4 5 6 a b c d e f 6 Grammar 5 Rewrite the sentences using not as … as. we decided for him! But things improved after the ﬁrst night. things didn’t go well for him. Dad 7 sure he knew the way home! He 8 said that if he ever a lot of money. he’ll get a driver to do all the driving … 8 Family Fashion Zara and Robbie both work in a fashion boutique in London. our little brother when Mum is
. and love James Bond movies. So about two years ago he joined me in the family shop after all! Actually. Then it took ages to order supper because my little brother was so tired that he couldn’t 4 his mind up which pizza he wanted. There is one sentence you do not need. 4 . a go into a higher class at school b stay late 4 Vocabulary 2 Match the beginning and the end of the following sentences. Once Robbie was in the basement.
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I can help you with se call Janusz on 557931. • Agree. She says the apartment 5 who / which they live in is too noisy.T est 3 4 The car is slower than the train. • Say that the bike is still for sale.uk. woollen. Somebody is ringing you to make an appointment to see it. Student B You put a notice up advertising your bike for sale. 4 which / who is from Wales. Contact: Jane Forbes. 1–6. and say you’ll see the person then. but you’re out this evening. Very reasonable prices. KITTENS NOW READY 6 I think swimming is better than jogging. (handknitted. Work in pairs. young) CAKES FOR SALE 2 cakes. and say goodbye. black-and-white) WINTER WOOLLENS TO ORDER Keep the cold at bay! Choose from 5 my large selection of hats. Parents very friendly cats. Hexworth 872973 (farm. or buy your own wool and I knit for you. 7 Having a barbecue at home is cheaper than eating in a restaurant. 6 that / who live in London. 6 Total 10 50 Speaking Making an appointment Preparation time: 2 minutes. • Explain that you are ringing about the bike and ask if it’s still for sale. Hexworth 872471 (home-made. gloves and scarves. 10 Five 4 kittens free to good home. USA. after 6pm. 9 Being late is worse than being early. on 8725 90 or email ann. Tel: Andy Bacon. • Say you’re sorry. Jean’s uncle lives in San Francisco. You are phoning the number on the advertisement. made to order. • Ask if you could come and see it soon. Writing 7 Complete these notices by putting the adjectives in brackets in the correct order. Call me. • Suggest this evening. 5 The campsite is quieter than the hotel. 8 Going to a live concert is more exciting than watching bands on TV.30. at 7. The stories feature a female detective 3 which / who is only 18. Reward offered. 10 A mobile is more convenient than a public phone. in the following text.co. He writes detective stories 2 that / who are shown on TV. Suggest the same time tomorrow. Ann Morgan. ? DO YOU NEED A GARDENER I am a 1 your garden.morgan@netwiz. • Agree that that’s OK. in exchange student. and say you’re in most evenings this week. and good mousers. for English conversation. Plea (Polish. Student A You want to make an appointment to see a bike you saw advertised for sale. You speak ﬁrst. delicious) L3OST! supermarket purse recently lost in the car park. beautiful) 6 Circle the correct answers. • Agree that would be ﬁne. doesn’t like living in the USA. lemon. hard-working. and she misses her parents. Price range to suit. lovely. Please
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and then speed down a wooden slope covered in slippery ice.The Escape’. but the journey down was 4 (frightening) because it was much harder to go back down. and my feet were 3 (cold). • enormous • fascinated • astonished • terrifying • tiny • terrible • exhausted • freezing A day to remember Last summer I went climbing with some friends in Scotland. 2 However. And then in 1884. though. and is in California. People are always looking for new thrills – and perhaps Charles Lindbergh was right when he said ‘a certain amount of danger is essential to the quality of life. however. Not good to ride on if you’ve just eaten! So far. the rollercoaster really took off. It got very windy and started to rain. but they’ve been around for a lot longer than that! Rollercoaster historians believe the ﬁrst rollercoasters were actually Russian ‘ice-slides’. a b c d e f Who added the wheels? Our modern rollercoasters The terrifying coaster that stopped How old is the rollercoaster? Rollercoasters of the future New coasters in France and the USA Name: Class: 5 For the next generation of rollercoasters. 3 A French coaster did have the ﬁrst loop. thrillseekers saw the opening of nearly 120 new or rebuilt rollercoasters around the world. they opened a 13-metre high rollercoaster ride with a four-metre loop in it. the climbing got more difﬁcult. The train races up to a height of 125 metres. and it started to get colder. And we only had one 5 (small) bar of chocolate left between us all. The cars run between rails which are at the same height as the riders’ stomachs. The world’s tallest rollercoaster is called ‘Superman. but we’ll probably be able to ride on the Pipeline one day in the future. In 1846. Later on. the high price of this coaster means it’s still at the design stage. We took an experienced mountain guide with us. and we were all very excited because it was our ﬁrst time climbing a Scottish mountain. Other historians say it was the French who started using wheeled carriages on the top of long slides. Our guide decided we should go back. Riders used to climb up the steps at the back of the ice-slide. Vocabulary 2 Replace the words in brackets with one of the following words. Then it started to get dark. the 16th century ice-slides didn’t use the wheeled cars that our rollercoasters have today. There is one heading you do not need. I couldn’t keep warm. In 1999. people are talking about Arrow Dynamics’ ‘Pipeline’ prototype. so we were very hungry. Petersburg in the 16th century. (big)! but from the bottom it looked 1 The walk was lovely at ﬁrst – the path was quite easy. Some think the Russians did this in 1784 when they made little carriages which went over hills on a kind of tiny railway track. and the next day I woke up with a 8 (bad) cold. LaMarcus Thompson created the ﬁrst rollercoaster in the United States – with a top speed of six miles per hour. I thought we were never going to get home! I was 6 (surprised) when we ﬁnally reached the bottom – at nine o’clock at night! We were 7 (tired). in Paris. I went straight to bed.’ 5 A history of the rollercoaster 1 You probably think that we invented rollercoasters in the 20th century. Historians can’t quite agree who ﬁrst added wheels and created a true ‘rolling coaster’. which can cost as much as $15 million to build. The rollercoaster industry was born! 4 During the 20th century. The mountain wasn’t really very high.T est 4 Reading 1 Read the following text and match headings a–f with paragraphs 1–5. The layout was simple: people rode down a gentle slope in a little carriage and went through a small metal circle. the sun was shining and we were 2 (interested) by how many different wild ﬂowers our guide pointed out to us. popular in St.
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. a b c d e f think about frighten continue vanish bored unhappy Speaking Giving reasons and persuading others to agree Preparation time: 2 minutes. A So. 5 Grammar 5 Use these notes to make sentences using the present perfect. B Well.T est 4 3 Complete these sentences using the correct form of the adjectives. 6 The tourists said the trip to Machu Picchu was . 4 But I (start) lessons now. Can you ride? A I6 (try) once. when I (stay) with my cousins last summer. I think they’re and it’s my party! Perhaps we should have some chicken too – most people it. One person is Student A and the other is Student B. We / eat / too much chocolate – let’s go for a walk! Our teacher / give / us / a lot of homework / today. Woodstock Lots of love. I’ll ring soon. Mia Here are some photos – don’t I look funny! Dear George. as they had to get up at sunrise and climb for hours – but it was worth it! 6 6 Complete the sentences using the present perfect or the past simple. I burgers. A1 (you / ever / ride) a horse? 2 B Yes. I 5 (decided) to go on a riding holiday next summer. The local team / not / win / a match this year. My parents / visit / my sister in Australia / twice. I it! (delicious / don’t like / like). but she never passes. I know it’s strange but I it! I love things chocolate cake and crème caramel. But we’re not having salad. but I 7 (fall) off after just ﬁve minutes. I know that Tessa them because they make her feel sick. Put the following sentences in the right order. Two friends are talking about preparations for Student A’s birthday party. 4 My sister keeps on taking her driving test. 118 Maple Street. then read out the dialogue. so he listened to his Walkman. and I really enjoyed it. and I’m learning really quickly. your friend / ﬁnd / her purse / yet? I / start / the new horror story / you gave me – it’s scary.
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But will someone invent a self-cleaning house? They’re probably trying to! 5 How often and where we take our holidays is also going to change – and. Many household appliances will become much more ‘intelligent’. but cheaper air travel will mean that more and Vocabulary 2 Complete this weather forecast using the following words. using a technique called ‘cloud-seeding’. We’ll not only be able get around the world more quickly. The cooker will be able to ‘talk’ to the fridge. 2 Shopping in the future will also change. the fridge will tell us when the milk is not fresh. restaurants. Make sure you’ve got your sunscreen.’ 8 3 Circle the correct word to complete the sentences. • rain • heavy • cool • widespread • weather • pressure • foggy • strong ‘It’s going to be a lovely May day here in London. 6 Some people say that ‘time is the new money’. and in the evening there’ll be a 4 breeze and 5 some light . which will continue throughout the day. 3 Over the past few years. thanks to machines controlling the mall’s environment. And they’ll never grow old! 4 And the technology of the future will come into our homes. As we go into the weekend. We won’t just go to the shops to buy things – we’ll go for a day out! More and more huge shopping malls will appear. the ﬁrst ‘Space tourist’. the sounds of techno. there’s always Space! In 2001. and I’m afraid there’s also a risk of 8 ﬂooding in lowlying areas. how much we have to pay for it. The bath will let us know when it’s full (and it’ll make sure the water temperature is just how you like it!). and scientists already have several ideas. gyms and concerts – even the air will be specially ‘fresh’. and certainly many of these innovations will help us to save time. These include transporting fresh water between countries in huge nylon bags. But what will we do with all this time? Perhaps we’ll spend some of it helping people whose only wish for the future is clean water and enough food for their families. moving icebergs. And this has already started – the largest shopping centre in Europe opened in London in 1999: 30 million ‘guests’ visit it each year. It’s essential to plan now how we are going to manage our water supply in the future. 2
. Tomorrow morning will be 6 . most importantly. There is one heading you do not need.T est 5 Reading 1 Read the following text and match headings a–g with paragraphs 1–6. as well. with 7 rain in many parts. But I’m afraid the good 2 isn’t going to last: an area of low 3 is coming in across the Atlantic. talk and tell jokes. In the kitchen. paid $14 million to stay on a Space station for ten days. because the sun will be 1 in the afternoon. a 60-year-old American. By 2010. though. there’s more of the same. And computer technology is also going to change what we see on our TV screens. 6 How life is changing 1 The threat of a global water shortage by 2050 is now very real. a b c d e f g Intelligent help around the house An end to shopping as we know it? Computers in Space Managing our planet’s water Time for everyone? The electronic stars of tomorrow Exploring other worlds Name: Class: more of us will have the chance to travel abroad. and even controlling the rain. with many different attractions: cinemas. computers have had an enormous effect on the way we create music. And when you’ve seen everywhere in the world – well. big beat and garage music would not be here. Without today’s electronic music programs. around one in four TV presenters won’t be human – they’ll be computer-generated TV stars who can walk. which will mean that perhaps half the planet’s population won’t have enough water to live. 1 I hope the climate / weather will be good this weekend – we’re going sailing.
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. 5 Katya’s always wanted to live at the top of a hill / forest because a good view is very important to her.Skye is an environment / island off the west coast of Scotland. 7 We must take care of the environment / atmosphere. 8 My brother is going camping with his class in the hill / forest and studying all the different trees there. or our cities and countryside will become even more polluted. so they can be grown in countries which suffer from drought / ﬂooding. 3 Tim’s parents have decided to leave England and retire to a warmer climate / weather.
7 Sally says she (join) a gym this year – but she said that last year! 8 It’s my birthday next Friday. as there are often bad ﬂoods / atmospheres in winter. I’m going to stay town tomorrow. It has to be something special. to complete the sentences in his postcard to a friend. 1 ! . b. we can do what we like! And you 6 worry about leaving your dog! I’m sure he’ll be ﬁne without you for a week. Choose the best answer a. Even the weather was 7 waiters were really .T est 5 9 It’s important not to build new houses too close to the river. 10 Hi. c about the youth club? d That’s a great ! But where could we do it? eI ! Why don’t we have a surprise party? f We do. I have to say I didn’t like the town centre at all . Yesterday we fresh each day. or c. 10 My grandmother goes for a swim in the sea / ocean at six o’clock every morning. and it’s absolutely 3 my parents wanted took a boat to the nearest town 4 to meet up with some friends who are also on holiday here. • will • going to • present continuous 1 This year. because she still hasn’t heard sister was 8 from her boyfriend. One person is Student A and the other Student B. 6 Our neighbours (ﬂy) to Australia next week.we had the only rain we’ve had so far! And my poor old all day. 10 Writing 6 Stefan is on holiday with his family. and the restaurant we could find was dark and 5 6 . too. 3 I hope the new football stadium (be) ready in time for the World Cup. Two friends are planning a party. The others want to go to a different after yesterday. Then read out the dialogue. 10 Don’t ask me about it anymore – I (not / change) my mind. so this time next week I (be) 21! 9 I’m (have) my hair cut on Thursday at eleven. here we are by the sea. 4 Don’t throw those old clothes away – I (wear) them for doing the painting! 5 Sorry. You because you 4 meet all my friends. but I can’t come out tonight – my parents are going out so I (babysit) my little brother all evening. The weather is 2 I’ve swum every morning. I was very pleased to get back to our village. On Friday I 5 go to the dentist in the morning. as it’s his 18th. They’re really looking forward to seeing you. I can tell you. Grammar 4 Complete the sentences using the verb in brackets in one of the following future forms. b plan what we’re going to do for Dan’s birthday.the best . We’re living on fish – they catch it . See you soon! Lots of love Cara xxx 6 Planning and making decisions Preparation time: 3 minutes. Put the conversation in the correct order and complete the gaps with the following words. 9 here on the beach!! . See you 1o Love Stefan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 a a a a a a a a a a then brilliant delicious and smelly perfect terrible aggressive because before b b b b b b b b b b you delicious perfect so aggressive rude strong miserable but quickly c c d c d c c c c c there strong heavy because rude stressful dark awful so soon 10 Total 50 5 Complete this letter using the correct form of the following. but apart from that. I (eat) less chocolate! 2 Chris says he can’t come swimming after school tomorrow because he (meet) his cousin at 5pm. to visit their daughter. • all • let’s • how • could • know • idea a Let’s call them now. • must • mustn’t • have to • be not allowed to Speaking Dear Ed I can’t wait for you to get here! There are so many things I want visit Buckingham Palace to show you. We 1 and go on the London Eye! And there’s a great youth club near go into night clubs us (but I’m afraid we 2 3 be over 18). and Well. But don’t you think it’d be more fun at your
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I cried when the rider’s favourite horse died and I was so happy when the doctor got through ﬂoods and thunderstorms to save the life of a sick child! 3 Of course. books became my life. my ﬁrst story was published. a b c d e f Living life through books The hard work of writing Writing about my own life A famous writer? Something better than sport! Unhappy endings Vocabulary 2 Choose the best answer a. so I could still write!) 5 Ten years later. a said b told 2 John’s father has Czech. and even hated going for walks. a ambitious b disciplined c hard-working 6 Paolo’s business is very money. a got 9 It’s easy to a make 10 The teacher a brought up and he’s made a lot of c talented my dog when I go on holiday. I didn’t need to go out. I’m still waiting … 5 3 We about the environment. a dog had an accident and a house burned down – and that was all before the end of the fourth page! 4 Then one day my aunt said I should write about my own life. My aunt came to visit and brought me some paper and a pen. ‘write about your life with ﬁve brothers. and even I got bored of books after a while. a changed me that I needed to work c spoke a history book from French into b revised c translated For the love of books 1 When I was a child I loved reading. at ﬁrst. b do c get the pupils who were late for school. I started to write my own stories. a successful b lucky 7 My friends are a bringing up 8 Jamie has school. And I used those early childhood memories. There is one heading you do not need. And guess what? She breaks her arm falling out of a tree. the girl who ﬁghts enormous monsters. and I was quite quiet – but in the world of my books. But I detested sport.Achievement test 1 Name: Class: Reading 1 Read the following text and match headings a–f with paragraphs 1–5. I was the only girl in a family of ﬁve brothers. so we try and save water in the home. or watch TV – I lived the highs and lows of my characters in their ﬁght for success – I worried about the dancer who broke her leg. (Luckily. b told off c took after 10 3 Match the words in A with their meanings in B. ‘Go on. accidents and deaths. after time. my right arm wasn’t broken. I was strong. My father read one story and couldn’t quite understand why three characters died. b translating c revising 5 Sally is very about getting enough sleep – she only comes out with us on Saturday nights.’ she said. Tell it like it is.’ And so I did. and beautiful – the lovely princess with the handsome prince. 1 Last week my teacher harder at my maths. to complete the sentences. A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 very cold very bad very interested very tired very frightening
. The main character is a writer. And of course. and I read anything I could ﬁnd. so I spent most of my time with my nose in a book. and her aunt comes to visit – and then she becomes a very famous writer! And me? Well. I was in bed with a broken arm. I wasn’t very good at it! I found it easier to write about sad things. a care b change c practise 4 Marco has been a talking hard for his exams this week. the star … 2 As I grew older. so he’s not coming to b made c found a mistake if you do things too quickly. b or c. so my ﬁrst stories were full of disasters. b looking after c growing up a terrible cold.
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1 I’ve lived in London seen 4 No thank you. b She wants to do her homework. c a party tomorrow. f the ﬂat where I am living now. c Only the more expensive tickets are available. b Her sister has had an accident. c She is feeling ill. 2 What book do you read at the moment? 3 Every week I am spending a lot of money on travel to college. 4 Total 50 6 Complete the sentences using the comparative or superlative form of the word in brackets.’ 5 My parents travelled in the USA when there was a terrible hurricane. 1 Mobile phones become more and more common these days. because it didn’t rain all the time! (good) 4 In London. b or c. the winters are warmer but there is more than a hundred years ago. (nice) 5 © Oxford University Press P H OTO C O P I A B L E Matrix Pre-Intermediate 13
. chocolate.Achievement test 1 4 Complete these sentences using the correct form of the word in brackets. 1 I think Budapest is one of the cities in the world. 1 Why can’t Sarah meet Bob? a Her mother is in hospital. he studies for his exam tomorrow. g –
Grammar 5 Find the mistake in each of the following sentences. (raining) 4 7 Match the beginning and the end sentences. As you listen. c Her brother has had a car accident. (easy) 3 Our holiday this year was than last year. 6 When the ﬁre was starting. travelling by underground is the way to get around. 7 Lotty was being on holiday in Los Angeles when she met Edwin. the family were watching television. 2 What is Chris’s message about? a a phone b a sporting event c a family party 3 Why can’t Alicia walk to school with Maria? a She hates wet weather. not better. b Tickets are now available to buy. (warm) 4 In Britain. (convenient) 5 That was the birthday party I’ve ever been to. choose the best answer to the questions – a. and correct it. (environmental) 2 Scientist are worried that ice is at the North Pole. b for three years. 4 ‘Don’t ring Adam now. no more cake team 7 Our school a will close on d since I was seven. (melt) 3 Many people think that global will get worse. 7 Listening 69 8 You will hear people giving or taking four different messages. 4 What does the message say about buying tickets? a You cannot buy tickets by telephone. (beautiful) 2 Rory says that learning Spanish is than learning Greek. e to give up I’ve already eaten two pieces! 7 of the following 2 Lisa says she is going 3 My sister has never 5 My parents are having 6 John has been in the May 1st. 1 We are studying the local as a project this term.
I’m having a fantastic time.T est 6 1 Reading 1 Read this email from Tess. 10 3 Choose the best answer. The children here are lovely. I’ll be in contact again when we ﬁnd another Internet café – email is an amazing way to stay in touch. or c. which was fascinating. 9 It’s now quite to see foxes in London gardens. Mexico City was very hot and the pollution was terrible. a. One of them has parents who are working there and perhaps we’ll go and see them. 7 We must hurry up and buy our tickets for that concert week – they’ve nearly all gone. They let me take loads of photos of them yesterday. 4 They are going to see Helen’s family in Honduras. c job Hi everyone! Well. 5 Tess has taken lots of photos of children. I’ll try to send some pictures by email. 2 Tess and Helen have found somewhere inexpensive to stay. so I’m going to start doing it early on
. a provided b protected d placed 5 4 Match the following words 1–5 with their meanings a–f. 3 Tess’s luggage is too heavy to carry. 1 I have decided to apply for the a work b place 2 John wants to a take part in the café. 6 Tess doesn’t miss the British weather. some are wonderful. It’s completely different to anywhere I’ve ever been – and full of smells. Write T or F in each box. 1 Helen has been having Spanish classes in Mexico. which is beautiful. and yesterday we went to the market. here I am in Mexico!! I’ve arrived! I’m slowly getting used to the fact that after ages working in that boring ofﬁce. 10 Sorry. and we might go with them as far as Honduras. to complete the sentences. 8 The number of wild birds in Britain is each year. and others not! So far I’m managing to carry everything on my back – but I mustn’t buy too much! We’ve joined up with some other people who are travelling. We’ve found a room in a very cheap hostel. an English girl travelling round South America with her friend Helen. Name: Class: 6 The number of people using email is each year. There is one meaning you do not need. so we moved on quickly and travelled by overnight bus to Oaxaca. if there’s time. Can’t say I miss the English rain. She’s just learned by talking to people – but I’m glad I had those lessons before I left. and so friendly. isn’t it? I do miss you all – but don’t worry. Decide whether statements 1–6 are true or false. b. I don’t feel like coming out tonight – I’d prefer to stay . I’ve ﬁnally got three months to do what I like! I met up with Helen OK – she’s been working as a volunteer in a children’s orphanage and now her Spanish is really good. can you help me them? a look up b look for c look after 4 We are a summer house by a lake – it’s exhausting! a building up b building c making 5 Sarah’s parents have all the food for the end-ofterm party. though! Lots of love TessXXX golf next year. 1 2 3 4 5 earn apply employers reference salary 6 Vocabulary 2 Complete the sentences using the following words. Anyhow. • rising • at home • loads of • unique • last • abroad • common • few • falling • next 1 I’ve got homework this weekend. b take away c take up 3 I’ve lost my sunglasses.
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. Sasha! What 1 (you / do)? I’ve 2 3 And I 4 breakfast! (working) since 7am! I (not / ﬁnish) my project yet. but he missed his friends. 14 Matrix Pre-Intermediate a to write asking for a job b monthly or annual amount of money paid weekly for work done c helping somebody to make money d the people you work for e to work to make money f a letter describing a person’s character and ability 5 Grammar 5 Complete this dialogue using the verbs in brackets in the present perfect simple or present perfect continuous. 2 You are – there’s only one of you in the whole world! 3 Thank goodness I’ve only got a Christmas cards left to write. Simon: Sasha: You look exhausted.
• Ask the person to send you an application form. • Explain that you’re phoning about the job advertised in the newspaper. sorry – I ﬁnished it last week. • Ask if you need experience. 6 Are you interested _______________ (come) to see new ﬁlm with me tonight? 6
. Yours 8 6 . no. The phone rings. This week I (study) for our end of term exams. 7 (you / do) your project yet? Yes. because you’ll train the new person. • Thank the person for their help. 7 4 Please contact me if you require any further to hearing from you. • Thank the person for their call. Oh. 2 My mum’s really tired (ask) us to tidy our rooms. 3 Martin’s looking forward (go) on holiday. 5 further details. You speak ﬁrst. Monday to Friday. I am starting a course at college in sports administration in October. I 5 nearly (ﬁnish) it. Simon: Sasha: Simon: Sasha: Fiona Simpson Fiona Simpson Er. Student A You work in a music shop. So what 8 Nothing? You lucky thing! (you / do) this week? 9 I am a keen swimmer and have in life saving and swimming instruction. and you are phoning to ask about it. You’ve seen an advertisement for a job as an assistant in a music shop. • Explain that the job is part-time – mornings only. Why didn’t you do it yesterday? My cousin came to see me. Today you are taking calls about a job for an assistant in the music shop. • Promise to put an application form in the post. Ask how you can help the caller. Simon! I 10 (not / start) to revise for them yet! 10 Total 8 50 Speaking Enquiring about a job Preparation time: 2 minutes. • Answer the phone and give the name of the shop. so we went out dancing – and then I was too tired. • Ask what the wages are. Student B You want a job for the summer holidays.T est 6 Simon: Sasha: Simon: Sasha: I’ll buy you a coffee! How much more do you have to do? About another two hours. ‘Mad Music’. I enclose my CV which gives . Work in pairs. actually. • Say that the wages are £5 per hour. My work includes two summers at a swimming pool in Edinburgh. Wait for your partner to speak ﬁrst. • to • in • at • on • of • with 1 I’m not very keen (watch) tennis on the TV. and say you’d like some information. • Say that no experience is necessary. I hate you. One person is Student A and the other is Student B. 4 I’m so fed up (hear) about lottery winners – when am I going to win? 5 You have to be very good (listen) if you want to be a doctor. 6 Complete sentences 1–6 using one of the following prepositions and the verb in brackets in the correct form. I 6 (not / see) him for ages.
Complete the letter with the following words and phrases. I saw your advertisement in the paper. and I would like to apply 3 for the of weekend swimming pool helper.Writing 7 A swimming pool needs helpers at weekends. • I look forward • Dear • sincerely • experience • qualiﬁcations • position • 3 April 2002 • information 76 Castle Drive Stirling FK6 4JG Scotland 1 Benjamin Lethbridge Stirling Leisure Centre Stirling FK8 3JR Scotland 2 Mr Lethbridge. © Oxford University Press P H OTO C O P I A B L E Matrix Pre-Intermediate 15
‘But most of the time we support each other. 8 a 2nd b 2 days c 13 Name: Class: Vocabulary 2 Read the following text and choose the best answer. Lucy’s love affair with salt water began in Greece. ‘I like to have a week before the race to get used to the place …’ says Lucy. Suddenly you can see how she’s got where she has. 6
. and currently ranks ﬁfth in the UK. you see people on tennis courts all over the country 7 tennis shots. Tennis is a popular 1 in Britain and for two weeks in the summer. so it was a great moment. and we enjoy training together. a. It’s every tennis player’s dream to 3 Wimbledon. I abandoned the other sports I enjoyed like horse riding and hockey. ‘Men hate being beaten by women. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 a a a a a a a sport viewing win viewers come in watchers training b b b b b b b match watching beat watchers join in viewers practising c c c c c c c game seeing score spectators take part in fans playing 7 d 5th in the UK e 2 years f 2nd in the world g 1 week h 20 3 Complete the compound nouns in sentences 1–6 using words a–g below. The competition ﬁrst started in 1877. 1 How old is Lucy? 2 What ranking does Lucy have? 3 What ranking does Lucy’s boyfriend have? 4 How long before the European Championships did Lucy have exams? 5 How long before a race does Lucy like to arrive? 6 How long did Lucy live in Greece? 7 By what age was Lucy competing regularly? 8 In the male race. her boyfriend is another windsurﬁng champion. In fact. but now over 450. It’s not fair! 2 A healthy life is very important if you want to live for a long time. ’ she smiles.’ Lucy also ﬁnds time to study sport at university. but she has competed in some male events. ‘I ﬁnished second in an amateur male race. Just to make life more interesting. 3 Jan adores jet. Lucy is a top name in women’s windsurﬁng. as she had an exam two days before the event started! ‘It isn’t ideal. and 6 of the tennis stars wait all night for tickets! After Wimbledon has ﬁnished. where did Lucy ﬁnish? A Windsurfer’s Story ‘My idea of a nightmare is to be 40 miles from the sea.’ she remembers.’ she says. Dan Ellis. Top tennis players from more than sixty countries 5 the two-week long Wimbledon tournament. ‘Once I realised I could be very good. and winning. ’ she laughs.’ she says. to complete the sentences. a men b work c boarding f coaster g skiing d style e cart 1 I’ve got too much home to do.000 people attend. she only just made it to the European Championships in Poland. b or c. ‘I spent the ﬁrst couple of years of my life there and I was in the sea all the time. but her current ranking is second in the world. There is one word you do not need. I couldn’t stand living without it. Lucy is not yet 21. It’s certainly essential for her chosen sport of windsurﬁng. ‘Conditions are unique in each individual location'. many people sit for hours in front of their television sets 2 the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon. 5 I’ve never been on a roller – I’m too scared! 6 Snow is even more dangerous than skiing. with only a few hundred 4 . but he falls in the sea all the time – it’s lucky he can swim! 4 A lot of business take the early train to work. ‘Things can get difﬁcult if one person does well in an event and the other has had a bad day. she was competing regularly. By the age of 13. so my mum doesn’t like my brother doing it.’ she says.T est 7 Reading 1 Match the following questions with their answers. Her love for windsurﬁng was inherited from her father.’ says Lucy Horwood. Philip. when she’s not taking part in competitions around the world. too. and she’s already been very successful.
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.4 Complete the following sentences with the correct form of the words in brackets. 2 Phillip was (slight) embarrassed when he came last in the race. 3 My friends were pretty (worrying) when their daughter took up sky diving. 4 Sue found the football match a bit (bored). 1 The skiers came down the mountain (spectacular) fast.
(will) 2 I start to run every day. I had to do a short course. f When the teacher 7 My first dive was amazing. e Swimming underwater is spectacular. (may) h I must tell you about the wonderful new sport I’ve taken up scuba diving! I’m sending you some photos. Love. because you have to learn about the equipment and some very important safety rules. I 6 (forget) that my foot was ‘hurt’! (ﬁnd out) that I (not hurt) my foot. I was pretty nervous to start with. The teacher called the doctor. and that I couldn’t walk properly. she was very angry. The doctor smiled. So I 2 (say) that I 3 (fall) down the stairs. (will) 5 Who knows. (could) 4 But if I keep doing it. which I did. We had a really fantastic time. I’m sure! Grammar 5 Complete the text using the verbs in brackets in the past simple or past perfect. you feel like you’re a fish! And there’s so much to see. Hope to see you soon. Work in pairs. skiing can seem rather (difﬁculty). 1 In the summer. and your first dive is with an instructor. d I first discovered scuba diving when we were on holiday in Spain. I become very ﬁt. and 5 (ask) me about my family. everyone else 4 (leave) for the sports ground already. One day. g Hi! How are you? I haven’t seen you for ages. because we’ve been away on holiday in Spain. When he arrived. One is Student A and the other is
. 6 Dear Stuart a I had so much fun that I’m going to have scuba-diving lessons at home now. too.T est 7 5 Many people ﬁnd scuba diving (extreme) exciting. c Before I went down on my own. you don’t get cold (very important if you ever go in the English sea!!). to get ﬁt. but soon I was so fascinated by the underwater world that I forgot to be scared. Eloise xxx 8 Total 50 Speaking 3 It be very difﬁcult at ﬁrst. She sent me to the sports ground straight away. When I 9 (get) there. Then he told me to stand up and jump in the air. and they have wonderful fish. I have more time for sport. I found that everyone else 10 (go) home for tea – but I had to run around the sports ground for two hours! 8 b Bye for now. so you can see how amazing it is. it was very cold and I really 1 (not want) to go to my sports lesson. How about you? Would you like to learn as well? You’d love it. 10 6 Complete the following sentences with the modal verbs in brackets. 6 If you try and teach yourself. The other great thing about it is that with a wet suit on. The doctor looked at my foot. Then you have to take a short test. I even enjoy it! (might) 5 Joint interview: Free time Preparation time: 1 minute. The sea is so beautifully clear there.
After one turn. Say how your friend could start doing the sport. • Find out what your partner enjoys about it. P H OTO C O P I A B L E • Ask what your partner’s favourite free-time activity is. Talk about why you love the sport.Student B. Student A Writing 7 You are writing to a friend about a new sport you’ve taken up. Talk about how you found out about the sport. You have 2 minutes to exchange the following information. You speak ﬁrst. Finish your letter. Talk about any training you did. and why. Talk about your ﬁrst experience of the sport. 17 • • • • © Oxford University Press Matrix Pre-Intermediate
. Wait for your partner to speak ﬁrst. change roles. Student B Tell your partner what your favourite free-time activity is. using the following plan to help you. Say why you are writing and mention your photos. Explain why you enjoy doing it. Talk about how often and for how long you do it. Say what you think about your partner’s opinion of your favourite activity. • Ask how often your partner does it and for how long. Put paragraphs a–h in the correct order. • Say whether you do / would like to do it. PLAN • • • • • • • • Open your letter.
Nearly 500 years ago. Many people say his ghost haunts the Tower on moonlit nights. the wife of King Henry VIII (eighth). it was still frightening. One of the notes is in both texts. It’s nearly 1. empty building. had her head cut off there. Another famous ghost of the Tower is Sir Walter Raleigh. that people say they’ve seen her ghost walking through the Tower gardens. you could watch some of their ﬁlm on your computer. a haunting for my mobile all day. Raleigh. quietly.000 years old. how can your friends and family believe you? If you ever want to meet a ghost. a missed b mist 2 I’ve been found it. Queen Anne Boleyn. and Queen Elizabeth I (ﬁrst) put him in prison in the Tower. ‘Oh. Decide where the notes in 1–8 come from – Part A or Part B. Without a photo. but I still haven’t b hunting Help! I’ve seen a ghost! Part A: Who lives in the Tower of London? Do you believe in ghosts? Some people do. but she didn’t scream – she just said. ghost hunters can now use technology to help them prove a ghost has visited. you could turn the computer off! 8 Vocabulary 2 Choose the best answer. and they also set up special cameras which could see in the dark. sitting 18 Matrix Pre-Intermediate 3 We if you’d like to spend the weekend with us? a wonder b wander 4 I agree – you’re a quiet 5 The postman by knocking! a disturbed right about Mary. and over two days. one of the guard’s wives was alone in her apartment in the Tower when she felt an ice-cold hand on her back. She knew it wasn’t her husband. go away. 1 The drivers on the motorway slowed down because of the .’ Part B: Looking for signs Of course. to complete these sentences. and read Part A and Part B. He was an explorer who lived in the 16th century. a terrible feeling of fear. Although you were safe. then. which had never been done before. the same group decided to hunt for ghosts in the Tower of London. But at least if you got a strange feeling. but 10% wasn’t … In 2001. If you work or live in the Tower. They report feeling cold. b quite me this morning – he woke me up b puzzled 6 The tourists were happily to see how little the meal cost. About 90% of what was in the photos was easy to explain. as you were watching a ‘real’ ﬁlm. you have to be good with ghosts! In 1976. a surprised b shocked 6 3 Match the following negative preﬁxes to adjectives a–j.
. they can just set up a camera to do it for them. and. and many terrifying things have happened there. They used equipment that could tell if the air got colder or hotter. If they don’t want to wait for hours in a dark. and take a picture! One group of ghost hunters did manage to get photos of some strange lights. They’re absolutely certain that they’ve seen or felt something strange. the Tower of London is a good place to start. not being able to move. above all. Perhaps it’s not a surprise. a or b. They linked their cameras to a website.T est 8 Reading 1 Look at 1–8. But it’s very hard to prove you really have seen a ghost. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 a royal wife whose life ended horribly no need to wait in the dark nowadays how to make people believe you’re not lying ghost hunting on the Internet feeling something strange the ﬁrst ghost hunt in theTower one way of talking to a ghost night is like day for these cameras Name: Class: in your warm home.
3 It’s totally of you to ride your bike without a safety helmet.• il. 2 My best friend is a bit at the moment as he’s just split up with his girlfriend. • un. 4 Liz’s desk at school is always I don’t know how she ﬁnds anything! 5 I’m afraid it’s quite to get tickets for the Madonna concert now – they’ve all gone.• ir.then complete sentences 1–10 using the negative adjectives.• disa b c d e f g h i j selﬁsh correct tidy responsible regular legal happy possible like practical 1 Bob is a very person – he’s always doing things for others. © Oxford University Press P H OTO C O P I A B L E
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h they’d learn more about the museum. 4 If they listened to the guide. One person is Student A. ought to. Use the ideas 1–4 below and the language in the box. 8 No. Try to use some of the phrases above as you listen. d A few days later. Andrew: Yvette: Andrew: Yvette: Andrew: Yvette: Andrew: Yvette: Andrew: I feel really terrible. a I’ll pay you! b I’d stay at home this evening. OK.T est 8 6 In Britain. 7I the way you’re talking about my friend. 6 If we had more time for the project. g Many years ago. you 3 do more exercise. Student B • Choose a story from the box. Try to use some of the phrases above. Please stop it. and they missed breakfast! 8 Total 50 Grammar 4 Match the beginning and the end of the following sentences. • When you have ﬁnished. as always… 8 P H OTO C O P I A B L E © Oxford University Press
. And you 4 eat later than 7pm. You’re right. Work in pairs. And you certainly 5 stay up watching late-night ﬁlms. OK. i I’d never need to work again. Try to use some of the phrases above. • Tell your story to your partner. it was my turn to laugh when my friends forgot that the clocks were changing for summer time. 8 If Ben trained hard. go to bed earlier. f he’d have a good chance of winning. h I didn’t tell them. 10 If you wash the car for me. my friends decided to play a trick on me. 1 overslept – late for test – very upset 2 lost cat – searched everywhere – put notices up 3 invited friends to supper – forgot to buy salad – rushed to shop 4 bought lottery ticket – got winning numbers – lost ticket • You’ll never guess what … • What did you do? … • What could I do? … • You’re not going to believe what happened later … • Poor you … • It turned out … • I was really upset Student A • Choose a story from the box. the other is Student B. Oh. d we won’t be late for the concert. sorry. I was always oversleeping and missing classes at university. I know. 10 Speaking Making your story more interesting Preparation time: 2 minutes. c we’ll go for a long walk. e They changed the time on my clock so it was an hour fast. listen to your partner’s story. 3 If you were two years older. 10 That idea sounds good. I keep falling asleep in lessons. I got up and rushed to the lecture hall. but it won’t work – it’s completely 10 Writing 6 Put the events in this short story in order. that’s – the bill should be £5. And you You 1 2 read so late. You have 2 minutes to tell your stories. • Listen to your partner’s story. j we could do it better. or shouldn’t. 7 If it stops raining tomorrow. e you could go to the new night club. c These days I always wake up early. Try to use some of the phrases above as you listen. so you 7 do as I tell you! And we 8 argue – sorry. g you’ll need some driving lessons. And maybe you 6 stop telling me what to do all the time! Well. 5 You look so tired – if I were you. it’s to drink alcohol in a pub under the age of 18. You have to think of the ending. 5 Complete the following dialogue using should. Take it in turns to tell a story. not £500! 9 Your payments into the bank have been very Madam. The problem is that I’m wide awake at 11pm. and I had to wait outside for an hour. but it wasn’t always like that. f It was locked. 2 If I won the lottery. I can’t get to sleep! Well. a One day. 1 If you want to pass your driving test. b When my alarm went off. 9 If they arrive in the next ten minutes. • When your partner has ﬁnished. I am your big sister. tell your story. You have to think of the ending. so I’m afraid we’ve closed your account.
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T est 9 Reading 1 Read the article and decide whether statements 1–6 are true or false. I’m going to my ofﬁce at home. But viewers also learned that the life of a spaghetti farmer wasn’t free of worries: there was a risk of frost in late March. because it had been a warm winter and hadn’t snowed very much. in fact. 3 My friend has been thinking all morning. Almost as well as in Italy.’ One reason that people believed it is that spaghetti was not a common food in Britain in the 1950s and was considered by many to be foreign and very exotic. and correct it. so the spaghetti had grown very well. and some people didn’t realise that the date had changed. but in 1562 the Pope introduced a new calendar for the Christian World: New Year’s day was now January 1st. why are all the bits of spaghetti in a packet always the same length? The answer was that this came from many years of hard work and careful farming. 3 We must collect the tickets on 5 o’clock. 1 I went sightseeing twice at my week in London. so they continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1st. 1957. The competition 4 They took all my jewellery when I was
. many viewers believed the programme! The BBC was ﬂooded with calls. and when curious viewers asked how they could grow their own spaghetti trees. 6 Spaghetti was a very well-known and popular dish in Britain when the ﬁlm was shown. but she can’t a solution to the problem. 2 John says he’ll be at home during 10 o’clock. 5 Our teacher is getting married at August. 4 The novel 1984 ﬁrst in 1948. Howevr. The programme said there was lots of spaghetti in Switzerland that year. a serious news programme still running today. 6 Name: Class: Vocabulary 2 Complete sentences 1–5 with one of the following phrasal verbs in the correct form. 4 The programme said that frost in the last two weeks of March might destroy the year’s spaghetti. John that he’d passed his exam. 5 3 Find the mistake in each of these sentences. • come up with • make up • ﬁnd out • set up • come out 1 Simon a story about catching an enormous ﬁsh. 8 I’ll stay during my friend arrives. the BBC reportedly replied that they should ‘place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best. 1 Someone sent me a strange email this morning. 5 Yesterday. 6 I’m handing in my project in Friday. April Fool’s Day The origin of ‘April Fool’s Day’ is actually 16th century France. because the ticket ofﬁce closes then. The TV audience watched the Swiss family pulling pasta off the ‘spaghetti trees’ and putting it into baskets. 3 The programme explained why all the bits of spaghetti were the same length. 2 The programme said spaghetti grew on trees. Surprisingly. 8 Grammar 4 Change these sentences from active to passive. I 2 People often use microwaves for heating up cold cups of coffee. to produce spaghetti of all the same length. then he’s leaving for the airport. 7 In the meal. and almost everyone believed him! 2 Now I’m self-employed. For example. which might destroy the year’s spaghetti. communication wasn’t always perfect in 1562. Microwaves 3 A very young writer won the poetry competition. the start of the new year was April 1st. on BBC television. 5 The BBC told people how to cook their spaghetti. 4 Margaret learned the piano during ﬁve years. my mobile phone rang three times. showed a short ﬁlm about a family of Swiss spaghetti farmers who grew spaghetti on trees. Other people played tricks on them and called them ‘April Fools’ – as a fool is someone who is silly or stupid. The programme also tried to answer questions that viewers might have. Write T or F in each box. The programme ‘Panorama’. 1 Some people didn’t agree with changing the calendar in the 16th century. One of the most famous April fool hoaxes was on April 1st. At that time.
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One person is Student A. 1 2 3 4 5 The cat did a lot of damage I don’t like people shouting John is very worried I enjoy all the advantages James likes listening a b c d e about his exam. Work in pairs. to my computer. Some Roman treasure 8 They sent out 10.uk • alex. You should try and talk for about half a minute. You speak ﬁrst. You are going to tell each other about your memories of a special or important event.brown@clara. at me. It 6 They grow a lot of rice in China. Student A Tell your partner your memories of one of the following: • A holiday • A difﬁcult situation • An exam • A sporting event Then listen to your partner talking about his / her memory. 5 Match the beginning and the end of the following sentences. • Can you come skating on Saturday? • Joe • Hi. • Give me a ring. Your partner can ask questions. A lot 7 A man discovered some Roman treasure in a ﬁeld near London. A lot 18 Speaking Exchanging information: Memories Preparation time: 2 minutes. 10.000 emails 9 People buy a lot of chocolate eggs at Easter.000 emails to advertise the new dog food. Student B Listen to your partner talking about a memory.T est 9 5 People say that eating carrots helps you see in the dark. Then tell your partner about one of the following: • A party • A family celebration • A difﬁcult situation • Your ﬁrst day at school Wait for your partner to speak ﬁrst.co. to loud rock music of living in a city. Joe Brown.com • Alex • Skating From: To: Subject: 4 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 8 Total 50 © Oxford University Press P H OTO C O P I A B L E Matrix Pre-Intermediate 21
.morland@telecom. 5 Writing 6 Alex Morland is writing an email to her friend. Put the words and phrases in the right order. the other is Student B. how are you? • joe.
. 8 The number of ‘ghost’ underground stations. • grin • face • set off • manufacture • make (your) way 1 Stand in front of the camera and smile! 2 We started our journey in the middle of the night. 7 How old do you have to be to a car in Australia? 8 Jeremy isn’t back yet – his was late taking off. and several have recently closed. 1–5. Some years later it was closed to people and used for a railway line. 2 Why don’t we our bikes down to the beach? 3 If you don’t hurry up. The ﬁrst of these was built by Marc Brunel back in the 19th century. • drive • package • catch • travel • ﬂight • miss • sightseeing • tour • ride 1 Our teacher’s going on a of Egypt and the Pyramids. Name: Class: parties. 1 The century when railways were ﬁrst built under London. sewers – they even buried rivers underneath the streets of London. Poultry’. the heart of London’s theatreland. There are even secrets under the River Thames which has around 30 tunnels beneath it. 5 3 Complete these sentences using the following words. the tiny line to Aldwych. was closed in the 1990s. in the following text. and very easy. Aldwych is just one of 40 ‘ghost stations’. but really quite cheap if you’re happy to go by bus. So they dug. 5 The engineer who built the ﬁrst tunnel under the Thames.T est 10 Reading 1 Read the article below and ﬁnd the following information. travelling by bus. But the tunnel ﬁnally opened in 1840 and was a great success. One of the biggest underground networks in London is. The empty station is now hired out for ﬁlms and There is one word you do not need. 9 The name of the station that people say is haunted. One recent development. This weekend we’re going on a 2 trip / travel to Cambridge. Railways. 2 The place where the Roman High Street was discovered. He began work in 1825 – it was a very difﬁcult job. 7 The year work ﬁnished on this tunnel. which some people say was closed because an Egyptian mummy had escaped from the nearby museum and was haunting the station! 9 Vocabulary 2 Rewrite these sentences using one of these verbs or phrases in the correct form. 6 That’s lucky – we can the bus from right outside our hotel. which follows exactly the line of today’s main roads through the City of London. The Underground City There has been no space for new buildings in Central London for many years now. 3 The river that was once the city’s water source. of course. / Travel in England is very expensive if you use the trains. and took him and his men 15 years. roads. footpaths. For example. It’s usually rather a nice 4 travel / journey. Recent building work in the heart of London has uncovered even more of London’s underground past. Another is a station called ‘British Museum’. unearthed the ‘Via Decumana’ – the old High Street of Roman London. 5 China makes a lot of toys. at a building called ‘Number 1. ﬁnding a hidden world from as far back as Roman times. In fact this was a problem faced by city planners as long ago as the 19th century. Some Tube lines are more than a hundred years’ old. 6 The year work started on the ﬁrst tunnel under the Thames. 4 It’s often cheaper to get a holiday. 8 4 Circle the correct answers. 4 The number of tunnels under the Thames. The 3 journey / trip from London to Cambridge takes about an hour. the underground railway – known as ‘the Tube’. you’ll your train. 5 My boyfriend and I always do loads of when we’re on holiday. They decided that the only way to build was down. 3 Alice was smiling from ear to ear – she’d won ﬁrst prize! 4 Old Mrs Robbins found it hard to walk along the icy road.
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Katy asked Ben 4 ‘What do you want for Christmas?’ I asked my parents.’ said Tom. There is one phrase you do not need. • Find out when the caller wants tickets for and say price is £15 or £25. but there are three more expensive ones. Tom said 7 ‘Mum’s doing the Christmas shopping today. • Thank the caller and say goodbye. 4 I am 6 details of the menu my sister and her fiancé would like. or something similar? Many thanks. My dad told me 8 ‘Can you help me choose a present for Dad?’ my mum asked me. Robin told Daniel 10 ‘Would you like to come to the Christmas party with me?’ Jamie asked Katy. I am writing to 3 if the Blue Room is free on Saturday 16 June. 1 ‘I want to choose my own birthday presents. I would be if you could let me know how much you charge for weddings. With 5 to cost. • Say you accept credit cards and cheques. Student A You work in the booking ofﬁce at the local theatre. We’d like drinks and dinner as well as the room.’ Donald told his sister. I look Yours 8 7 to hearing from you. My mum asked me 9 ‘I’ve opened ten presents this morning!’ Robin told Daniel. Please could you let me know if it would be possible to have this menu. • Explain there are no cheap tickets for Thursday. My sister is getting married then. I asked my parents 5 ‘We’ve bought you a CD for your birthday!’ my little brothers told me. One person is Student A and the other is Student B. My little brothers told me 6 ‘I’m still thinking about what I want for my birthday.T est 10 Grammar 5 Rewrite sentences 1–10 in reported speech. Bertie Edwards 8 Total 50 Speaking Booking tickets Preparation time: 1 minute. • Say you want to book
. Donald told his sister 3 ‘Is Jamie coming to the Christmas party?’ Katy asked Ben. .’ Isabella told her parents.’ my dad told me. a b c d e reference sincerely forward Mr Woodford comment f g h i enclosing enquire Thank you grateful The White Hart Hotel Chipping Norton Oxon OX3 4HG Dear 2 1 . Work in pairs. Complete the letter using phrases a–i. and there will be around 75 guests. Jamie asked Katy 10 Writing 7 You’re writing to a local hotel about hiring a room for your sister’s wedding. • Answer the phone and ask how you can help the caller. and we’re looking for a room for the wedding reception. for sending me details of your rooms for hire. Isabella told her parents 2 ‘I bought Dad’s birthday present yesterday. Student B You are ringing to book tickets for a concert. Take caller’s name.
• Agree to buy the tickets and ask to pay by credit card. • Say goodbye. ask ticket price and ask for three tickets at £15. 6 Match the beginning and the end of the following sentences. • Say you’d prefer Thursday. we don’t need to take the car because Maria knows all about the cathedral. 5 © Oxford University Press P H OTO C O P I A B L E Matrix Pre-Intermediate 23
. The views are wonderful! I don’t have to get up early. say now Come on.tickets for the Dance King concert next week. the Millennium Wheel. Give your name. – it’s healthier to walk! because we’ll need to book in advance. • Say you will pay and collect your tickets tomorrow. you have to go on If you want to visit Buckingham Palace. 1 2 3 4 5 a b c d e Tomorrow I’m on holiday so You don’t have to bring your guidebook When you’re in London.
to complete the sentences. but during the 12th and 14th centuries people thought that cats were bad animals who belonged to the Devil. nobody owns a cat’. a shocked b disturbed c puzzled 6 Our teacher will be very cross that we’re late – we’d better a good story! a make up b ﬁnd out c set up 7 I was so tired. a little b a little c a few 3 I want to travel people live. a rise b grow c heighten 2 Yesterday evening it poured with rain.C. there’s a special name for you. the Egyptians used to cut off their own eyebrows to show how sad they felt. and only people went to the ﬁrework display. rats and mice. And there are many interesting facts about cats. b or c. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 the word for a cat lover how fast cats can run showing sadness when a cat died how good cats are at hunting helping people relax too many rats in Europe more cats than dogs when cats were hunted themselves It has been scientiﬁcally shown that owning a cat is good for our health – the feel of a happy cat sitting on your knee will always make you feel good. Almost a quarter of the people in Europe died from the Black Death – maybe it hadn’t been such a good idea to kill all those cats after all! B The cat today Over time. and read Part A and Part B. and became much-loved pets. and so in turn there were more rats. they spend about 16 hours of their day asleep. For instance. When a pet cat died. Egyptians were keeping African wildcats. and there are many Egyptian paintings showing how good they were at hunting and killing snakes. a away and see how other b abroad c along ‘As every cat owner knows. Now in the UK and USA there are more cats than dogs. These rats carried a terrible disease called ‘Bubonic Plague’ or ‘The Black Death’. and we still love them for their talent at hunting. a a part b a piece c a bit 5 The dog was barking at 3am last night – something must have him.. did you know that a domestic cat can run as fast as 30 mph? That it has more bones than a human being? That a cat’s hearing is much more sensitive than that of people or dogs? And that they can see six times better in the dark and at night than us? And though cats are excellent hunters. human beings are also good for cats! We feed and look after them. Hundreds of thousands of cats were hunted and killed because of this fear. As early as 3500 B. Decide where the notes in 1–8 come from – Part A or Part B. 1 Global warming is causing the Earths’ temperature to . cats were actually so loved by the Egyptians. c at
. The destruction of so many cats meant that there were less cats to hunt the rats. Oh. One of the notes is in both texts. and need them to keep our mice away. and today’s cats live nearly twice as long as they did 50 years ago. They were wonderful cats. and the cats stopped being wild.Achievement test 2 Name: Class: Reading 1 Look at 1–8. About 37% of American homes today have at least one cat. and if you love your cat. that if a person killed a cat.C. people grew to love cats again. Around 1500 B. You’re an ailurophile! 8 Vocabulary 2 Choose the best answer a. They taught these wildcats to live alongside people in their homes.C.. And luckily. (E P Berkeley) A The ﬁrst cats About 40 million years ago. members of the cat family ﬁrst appeared. 4 John said he found learning Latin boring. Pet cats came to Europe around 1000 B. they were killed themselves. I fell asleep a until b during the ﬁlm.
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2 If I were you. As you listen. I couldn’t stay awake. 3 What will you do about the dog when you go / will go away on holiday? 4 I’d help you with your homework if I know / knew more about geography. but I still (not do) it all. I’ll pick you up / I’d pick you up from the station. 4 I don’t mind the rain. 1 My uncle (build) his house by the lake ﬁve years ago. (bored) At school. (quiet) 6 Luckily. I had to pay for my mistake. my brother was only hurt in the car accident. write down which statement a–e each speaker 1–4 makes. I’ll ring / I’d ring your mother now. Sometimes you need to add a preﬁx or change the form of the word. c had been a pop star. 4I (learn) so much while I was revising yesterday. 3 Dad (not ﬁnish) ﬁnding out about our family history yet.(tidy) 1 Cathy is keen on riding. 7 I will / would be so pleased if they accept my invitation. 2 London’s Millennium Bridge 3 Jim says his family’s video opened collectionby 4 My brother says he met some great people 5 I learned after the storm that 6 Dan told me the record shop 7 My grandparents’ house a was built in b was built up by his brother. she (leave) for the station already.Achievement test 2 3 Complete these sentences using the word in brackets. 7 © Oxford University Press P H OTO C O P I A B L E
. (slight) 6 6 Match the beginning and the end of the following sentences. f when he travelled round India. g while I was waiting for the bus. A very young child helped me. 5 How long (you / be) living in London? 6 I went to school yesterday – I forgot the teacher (tell) us that it would be closed! 7 When I (arrive) at my friend’s house last night. e when the house was ﬂooded. Examples Daisy didn’t like Physics – she found it really boring. 7 Listening 70 7 You will hear part of a radio phone-in where people are talking about embarrassing experiences. 1 Our carpets were damaged 1908. past perfect. 1 If the train is on time. 8 8 My handbag was stolen Grammar 4 Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense: past simple. we got into trouble if our rooms were untidy. d all the city had been ﬂooded. 6 We could always go to the cinema if we ﬁnish / ﬁnished our homework in time. I never worked there again. 5 I’ll go on holiday with my parents if they’d decided / they decide to go in August. h was opened in 2000. Speaker 1: Speaker 2: Speaker 3: Speaker 4: a b c d e I was ashamed about what I’d said. he’s still looking it all up on the Internet. (extreme) 2 I found the ending of the book very (puzzle) 3 Damian did well in the test – he only had two (correct) answers. present perfect continuous or present perfect simple. Total 4 50 5 Circle the correct answers in these sentences. (like) 5 Please could you play your music more It’s too loud. There is one statement you do not need. 2I (work) in the garden since 9am this morning. but I really the wind.
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T est 1 Answer key Test 1 11g 2e 3b 4a 5d 6c 2 1 speak 2 says 3 Tell 4 talk 3 1 translate 2 disappear 3 care 4 survive 5 revise 6 repeat Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Test 2 11F 2T 3F 4T 5F 6F 7T 2 1 well built 2 negative 3 ashamed 4 poor 5 similar 6 tiny 3 1 successful 2 determination 3 ambitious 4 lucky 5 talent 6 disciplined 41a 2c 3a 4b 5c 6b 5 1 was 2 was doing 3 rang 4 had 5 invited 6 ﬁnished 7 left 8 was sleeping 9 went 10 could not / couldn’t 11 was playing 12
. Some errors in the use of grammatical structures occur. The train is not as slow as the car. Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the roleplay. The car is not as relaxing as the train. The car is not as practical as the bus. expressing preferences and making suggestions. Good: 4– 5 participates effectively in the role-play. expressing preferences and making suggestions. asking and answering questions. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in most of the role-play by asking and answering questions. asking and answering questions. Each student is awarded the following proﬁle description according to his / her participation in the role-play. Watching bands on TV is not as exciting as going to a live concert. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in most of the role-play by asking and answering questions. expressing preferences and making suggestions appropriately and conﬁdently. Each student is awarded the following proﬁle description according to his / her participation in the role-play. Use of grammatical structures is mostly accurate. I think jogging is not as good as swimming. Use of grammatical structures is mostly accurate. Inadequate: 1–2 has difﬁculty participating in the role-play. 4 1 memory 2 repetition 3 revision 4 study 5 practise 5 1 use 2 sends 3 are you looking 4 are studying 5 has 6 Does Lucy walk 7 am getting 8 don’t know 9 are spending 10 watches 11 don’t understand 61d 2h 3f 4g 5c 6b 7a 8e 71d 2h 3f 4g 5c 6b 7a 8e Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. 9 Being late is not as good as being early. Some errors in the use of grammatical structures occur. A restaurant meal is not as cheap as a barbecue. Teachers can use their judgement in deciding which of the good (4–5) and inadequate (1–2) marks students should be awarded. Test 3 11c 2f 3a 4b 5e 6d 21c 2d 3a 4f 5b 6e 3 1 got 2 made 3 got 4 make 5 got 6 made 7 made 8 makes 41a 2b 3b 4b 5 1 Your garden is not as small as mine. The hotel is not as quiet as the campsite. The use of grammatical structures is frequently inaccurate. 10 A public phone is not as convenient as a mobile. The use of grammatical structures is frequently inaccurate. asking and answering questions appropriately and conﬁdently. Inadequate: 1–2 has difﬁculty participating in the role-play and asking and answering questions.
red. home-made. Polish 2 3 4 5 Delicious. hand-knitted. leather lovely. lemon small. hardworking. woollen 6 1 Line 2 ‘The French’ 2 Line 5 ‘the England’ 3 Line 7 ‘the English’ 4 Line 8 ‘an English ﬁlms’ 5 Line 11 ‘United States’ Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. farm beautiful. 7 1 fancy 2 on 3 at 4 Hope 5 Thanks 6 make 7 don’t 8 How 26 Matrix Pre-Intermediate © Oxford University Press P H OTO C O P I A B L E
. Each student is awarded the following proﬁle description according to his / her participation in the role-play.was not / wasn’t 6 1 which 2 that 3 who 4 who 5 which 6 who 7 1 young. black-and-white.
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. Inadequate: 1–2 has difﬁculty participating in the activity. Inadequate: 1–2 has difﬁculty participating in the activity. and reading aloud without too much hesitation. choosing the correct order and the correct words to complete the gaps. 4 1 am / ’m going to eat 2 is / ’s meeting 3 will be 4 ‘ll / will wear 5 I’m babysitting 6 are ﬂying 7 is going to join 8 will be 9 having 10 ‘m / am not going to change 5 1 must / have to 2 are / ’re not allowed to 3 must / have to 6 mustn’t 4 have to / must 5 have to 6 1 c 2 a 3 a 4 c 5 a 6 b 7 a 8 b 9 b 10 c Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Each student is awarded the following proﬁle description according to his / her participation in the conversation. Use of grammatical structures is mostly accurate. Some words may be difﬁcult to understand. asking and answering questions. and making an appointment. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in most of the role-play by asking and answering questions when making the appointment. and reading aloud. choosing the correct order and the correct words to complete the gaps. Some utterances may be difﬁcult to understand. generally choosing the correct order and the correct words to complete the gaps. Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the activity. The use of grammatical structures is frequently inaccurate. and reading aloud intelligibly and conﬁdently. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in the activity. Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the activity.Answer key Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the role-play. Test 4 11d 2a 3f 4b 5e 2 1 enormous 2 fascinated 3 freezing 4 terrifying 5 tiny 5 bored 6 astonished 6 exhausting 7 exhausted 8 terrible 3 1 terrifying 2 boring 3 exhausted 4 terriﬁed 41d 2f 3a 4c 5b 5 1 … have you listened … 2 … have never ridden … 3 5 7 9 … have visited … 4 … has made … … has not won … 6 Has your friend found …? … have / ’ve started … 8 … have / ’ve eaten … has given us … 10 Have you even been …? 6 … tried 6 1 Have you ever ridden …? 2 … stayed … 3 … was … 4 … have started / ’ve 5 … have decided 7 … fell 8 … have not / haven’t 61d 2h 3g 4c 5a 6f 7b 8e Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. and reading aloud intelligibly and conﬁdently. and reading aloud. Some mispronunciations may occur. choosing the correct words to complete the gaps. asking and answering questions when making the appointment appropriately and conﬁdently. choosing the correct words to complete the gaps. and reading aloud without too much hesitation. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in the activity. Some mispronunciations may occur. generally choosing the correct words to complete the gaps. Each student is awarded the following proﬁle description according to his / her participation in the activity. Inadequate: 1–2 has difﬁculty participating in the role-play.
Girl: Oh. Woman: Oh poor thing! Girl: Yea. My brother’s driving us there but the trafﬁc’s terrible so I don’t know when I’ll be back. she was playing football and she fell. Please tell Bob I’ll ring him later. My sister has broken her arm. Bob’s taking the dog for a walk.1 environment 2 melting 3 warming 1 are becoming 2 are you reading 3 spend 4 is / ’s studying 5 were travelling 6 started 5 best 6 1 most beautiful 2 easier 3 better 4 most convenient 71d 2e 3f 4g 5c 6b 7a 69 8 Tapescript Message one Girl: Hi! Is Bob there? Woman: Hello Sarah. Woman: Of course. Girl: Thanks. but Mum and I are going to the hospital. Bye. Woman: Goodbye Test 5 11d 2b 3f 4a 5g 6e 2 1 strong 2 weather 3 pressure 4 cool 5 rain 6 foggy 7 heavy 8 widespread 8 forest 9 ﬂoods 10 sea 3 1 weather 2 island 3 climate 4 drought 5 hill 6 Ocean 7 environment © Oxford University Press P H OTO C O P I A B L E Matrix Pre-Intermediate 27
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Inadequate: 1–2 has difﬁculty participating in the interview. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in most of the interview when exchanging information. Sorry to ring so early. And no. If you prefer. Look. and asking and answering questions regarding an enquiry about a job. Each student is awarded the following proﬁle description according to his / her participation in the interview. The use of grammatical structures is frequently inaccurate Test 7 1 2 3 4 1h 2f 3d 1a 1b 2b 2d 3a 3g 4b 4c 5g 6e 5c 6c 6c 4 boring 7c 7b 8a 4a 5f 1 spectacularly 2 slightly 3 worried 5 extremely 6 difﬁcult 5 1 didn’t want 2 said 3 had / ’d fallen 4 had / ’d left 5 asked 6 had forgotten 7 found out 8 had not / hadn’t hurt 9 got 10 had gone 6 1 … will have more time … 2 I may start … 3 It could … 4 I will / ‘ll come 5 … I might even … 71g 2h 3d 4c 5f 6e 7a 8b Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Tickets for The Big Band’s live concert on March 18th are now on sale. He’ll be so pleased. sorry. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. You can come to the box ofﬁce in person between 9am and 8pm. We have seats at all prices. You need to ring 0207 34684. Good: 4– 5 participates effectively in the interview. Girl: See you. Inadequate: 1–2 has difﬁculty participating in the role-play. and good luck with your presentation! Message four This is a recorded message. George’s gone to the cinema with my sister. Message three Answering machine: Could you please leave your message after the long tone Girl: Maria. and exchanging information. It’s Chris. Mum said I must stay in bed today and rest. I’m really sorry but I can’t walk to school with you today. Tell him that I found his mobile at my house after he left. it’s not because it’s cold and raining! I’ve got a terrible cold and didn’t sleep much last night. Mondays-Fridays. The use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate. I’m going to my cousin's birthday party at 6. Boy: Thanks Ali. Girl: That’s great – he ‘s looked for it everywhere. exchanging information conﬁdently. and from 9-1 on Saturday.Answer key Boy: Girl: Boy: Girl: Boy: Oh hi Ali. Some errors in the use of grammatical structures and vocabulary occur. Bye. 1b 2a 3c 4b Test 6 11F 2T 3F 4F 5T 6T 2 1 loads of 2 unique 3 few 4 abroad 5 Last 6 rising 7 next 8 falling 9 common 10 at home
. Is George there? No. but I’ll bring it to college tomorrow. Please have all your details ready. it’s me. you can book by credit card. Can you phone me tonight and tell me what the history homework is? Oh. Could you give him a message? Sure. Alicia.
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. Each student is awarded the following proﬁle description according to his / her ability to tell a story. Some errors in the use of grammatical structures occur.31c 2c 3b 4b 5a 41e 2a 3d 4f 5b 5 1 have you been doing 2 have / ’ve been working 3 5 7 9 have not / haven’t ﬁnished 4 have not / haven’t had have / ’ve [nearly] ﬁnished 6 hadn’t / had not Have you done 8 have / ’ve you been doing ‘ve / have been studying 10 haven’t / have not started 6 1 on watching 2 of asking 3 to going 4 with hearing 5 at listening 5 experience 8 sincerely 6 incoming 6 information 7 look forward Test 8 1 1 A 2 B 3 A 4 B 5 A and B 6 B 7 A 8 B 21b 2b 3a 4b 5a 6a 3 1 unselﬁsh 2 unhappy 3 irresponsible 4 untidy 5 impossible 6 illegal 7 dislike 9 irregular 10 impractical 8 impossible 7 1 3 April 2002 2 Dear 3 position 4 qualiﬁcations Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Good: 4– 5 participates effectively in the role-play. 4 1 g 2 i 3 e 4 h 5 b 6 j 7 e 8 f 9 d 10 a 5 1 ought to / should 2 shouldn’t 3 should / ought to 4 shouldn’t 5 shouldn’t 6 should / ought to 7 should / ought to 8 shouldn’t 61c 2g 3a 4e 5b 6f 7d 8h Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. asking and answering questions regarding an enquiry about a job appropriately and conﬁdently.
5 China manufactures a lot of toys. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Donald told his sister that he had bought … Katy asked Ben whether Jamie was coming … I asked my parents what they wanted … My little brothers told me that they had bought … Tom said that he was still thinking about what he wanted … My dad told me that Mum was doing … My mum asked me if I could help her choose … Robin told Daniel that he had opened … Jamie asked Katy if she would like to go … Test 9 11F 2T 3T 4T 5F 6F 2 1 made up 2 set up 3 come up with 4 came out 5 found out 3 1 (atX) during 2 (duringX) until 3 (onX) by 4 (duringX) for 5 (atX) in 8 (duringX) until 3 5 7 9 6 (inX) on 7 (InX) During 4 1 I was sent … 2 … are often used … … was won by … 4 … was taken … … is said that … 6 … of rice is grown … … was discovered … 8 … were sent … … of chocolate eggs are bought 61e 2a 3d 4c 5b 71d 2h 3g 4a 5i 6f 7c 8b Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5.brown@clara. making it more interesting. asking and answering questions regarding booking tickets appropriately and conﬁdently. and supplying an ending. 51e 2d 3a 4c 5b 6 1 alex. 3 1 tour 2 ride 3 miss 4 package 5 sightseeing 6 catch 7 drive 8 ﬂight 4 1 Travel 2 trip 3 journey 4 journey 5 trip 5 1 Isabella told her parents that she wanted . making it more interesting by using the phrases given. and supplying an ending. Robbins found it hard to make her way along the icy road. The use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate. Each student is awarded the following proﬁle description according to his / her participation in the role-play..Answer key Good: 4–5 tells the story effectively. making it more interesting by using some of the phrases given. The Poultry 3 The River Walbrook 4 Around 30 5 Marc Brunel 6 1825 7 1840 8 40 9 British Museum 2 1 Face the camera and smile! 2 We set off in the middle of the night. and asking and answering questions regarding booking tickets.uk 3 Skating 4 Joe 5 Hi. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. how are you? 6 Can you come skating on 7 Saturday? 8 Give me a ring. Inadequate: 1–2 has difﬁculty participating in the role-play. asking and answering questions regarding booking tickets. Some errors in the use of grammatical structures occur.com 2 joe.co. 3 Alice was grinning from ear to ear… 4 Old Mrs. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in most of the role-play. Some errors in the use of grammatical structures and vocabulary occur.. 9 Alex
. and supplying a suitable ending.morland@telecom. Use of grammatical structures is mostly accurate. Good: 4– 5 participates effectively in the role-play. Test 10 1 1 The 19th century 2 Number 1. The use of grammatical structures is frequently inaccurate. Inadequate: 1–2 has difﬁculty telling the story. Adequate: 3 tells the story satisfactorily.
Some errors in the use of grammatical structures and vocabulary occur. talking about memories. talking about memories. talking about memories for about a minute. Good: 4–5 participates effectively in the information exchange. and answering and asking questions correctly and conﬁdently. and answering and asking questions. Use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is mostly accurate and appropriate. Adequate: 3 participates satisfactorily in most of the information exchange. May talk for considerably less than a minute. and answering and asking questions.Speaking Assessment guidelines Suggested rating: 1–5. Achievement 1 1 B 2 B 3 extremely 2 5 quietly 6 test 2 A 4 A&B 5 B 6 A 7 B 8 A 2 1 a 2 c 3 b 4 c 5 b 6 a 7 b 8 c 9 b 10 c 3 1 puzzling 3 incorrect 4 dislike slightly 5 have you been
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. Each student is awarded the following proﬁle description according to his / her participation in the information exchange. Inadequate: 1–2 has difﬁculty participating in the information exchange. The use of grammatical structures and vocabulary is frequently inaccurate or inappropriate. May talk for less than a minute.
and ordered breakfast. Finally I decided to let them watch a video. and didn't move.Answer key 5 1 I’ll pick you up 2 I’d ring 3 go 4 I knew 5 they decide 6 we ﬁnish 7 I will 61e 2h 3b 4f 5d 6c 7a 8g 70 7 Tapescript Speaker 1 I’ll never forget my ﬁrst baby-sitting job. He was very angry and I lost half my wages for that day as my boss had to pay for the man's trousers to be cleaned. "That woman looked like a tomato in that dress!" I turned and she was standing behind me. It was awful. She said nothing. skiing after this tiny child! 1e 2d 3a 4c 30 Matrix Pre-Intermediate © Oxford University Press P H OTO C O P I A B L E
. Every time I put them into bed. I thought she had left the shop and said to the other assistant. I was going extremely slowly and kept falling. Speaker 3 I once worked in a clothes shop. to make them sleepy. A man came up to me with his ﬁve-year-old son. If only I had kept my mouth shut! Speaker 4 I was skiing with some friends who were better than me. The coffee went everywhere. A lady came in and tried on a bright red dress. I was so frightened and cross that I just sat down in the snow. she bought it. I was looking after two little boys they were so naughty. Finally. we were all in front of the television." We got down the slope OK. follow us. and said. I knocked over his cup of coffee while I was putting his food on the table. they got out again. But it was me that was exhausted. but all my friends were watching as I arrived. This man came in – he was smartly dressed . The boys were eating popcorn and I – well I was fast asleep! Speaker 2 My worst experience was as a waiter in our local café. ‘Don’t worry. When their parents returned. I felt awful. I told her it looked very elegant – anyway.
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