Matrix UpperIntermediate Tests
Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Test 4 Test 5 Achievement Test 1 Test 6 Test 7 Test 8 Test 9 Test 10 Achievement Test 2
1 Choose from sentences a-h the one which fits each gap 1-7. There is one sentence you do not need. a In many cases, however, explorers were lucky to survive their expeditions. b There, every object larger than 60 metres has been located. c Until recently, all maps were two-dimensional. d The oldest known examples date back over 4000 years, but the idea may be far older e And we still have better maps of other planets than we do of our own. f Even now, cartographers are still busy mapping the world. g More recently, there was a near disaster during the Apollo 11 space mission. h For it's almost impossible to look at a map without wondering what is happening in the places upon it. Images of the world - the history of maps No one knows who invented maps, or when or even where. 1 ______________. These earliest maps are 4300-year-old clay tablets showing various regions of Persia (now Iran). It is not surprising that maps have inspired so many to great achievement. 2______________. Countless explorers have been inspired by maps, to test the truth of what they describe and explore their frontiers. 3______________. The lack of accurate maps almost led to a murderous mutiny aboard Columbus' ship in 1492. 4______________. Astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin came frighteningly close to crashing into a huge crater that lunar cartographers had somehow failed to chart. 5______________. Some jungle-covered areas of South and Central
America and the polar regions have yet to be mapped in full detail. 6_____________. For example, it will be many years before we have an atlas of the Earth as good as the one we have for the Moon. 7______________. To produce a world map with that much detail would be a huge challenge even with modern-day technology.
2 Choose the best answer, a, b, c, or d, to complete the sentences. 1 Most young people today are very interested in their___________ . a look b expression c appearance d attitude 2 The bank robber managed to _________ from the police for several weeks. a avoid b conceal c hide d mask 3 Hunters are a threat to the__________ of many wild animals. a survival b endurance c protection d subsistence 4 The actress wore a dress covered in diamonds so she would _________at the party. a stand down b stand out c stand in d stand up 5 The octopus _________itself from larger fish by surrounding itself in a cloud of black ink. a secures b harbours c shelters d protects 6 Lara found it difficult to live_________ to her parents' expectations. a up b in c down d out 7 The TV programme gave viewers a very bad _________ of life in the city. a feeling b notion c reaction d impression 8 Some people find it easier to _________ their feelings in writing rather
than on the telephone. a pronounce b propose c express d expose 3 Complete the text with the correct form of these phrasal verbs. stand for • fall behind • drop out of • get ahead • fall over 1 I had so much work last week that I_________ with the arrangements for my party. 2 Jean______________on the first day of her skiing holiday, and broke her leg. 3 If you want____________ in the pop world, you will need a good agent. 4 My uncle ______________college after six months, now he wishes he had finished the course. 5 According to the travel agency, the images in their current advertisement ______________adventure and change, as well as environmental responsibility. 4 Add one of these prefixes or suffixes to the words in brackets to complete the sentences. un- • in- • -ful • -less 1 My holiday in Greece was (wonder), I want to go back there next year. 2 If you want to have an__________ (expensive) meal on holiday, ask local people where they eat. 3 I found that book very________ (help) when I was writing my project. 4 John thought his china plate was very valuable, but he was told it was_________ (worth). 5 These days it is______________ (common) to see horses in a big city.
5 Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple or the present perfect. 1 Last week, I ________ (start) tennis lessons, and this week I _________(do) two hours of practice. 2 Alan_________ (not / see) his cousin for ages, as she________(move) abroad last year. 3 My grandmother__________ (live) in this country for 40 years, but she ________ (never / return) to visit the country where she spent her
childhood. 4 Dad________ (learn) to ski in 1990, techniques ______________ (change) a bit since then. 6 Complete the sentences using when, if or until. 1 ________you haven't finished your homework by six o'clock, it will be too late to go to the cinema. 2 Mark can't leave his job_________he has found another one. 3 I'll phone you ________I've found out the time of the train. 4 _________I have collected my photographs, you can see them. 5 I can't get on the train________I've bought a ticket. 6 ________ you've got Sally's email address with you, we can send her an email now. 7 I'll lend you this book________ I have finished reading it.
World survey of popular culture! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• What are people listening to, watching and reading in your country? What are the most wellknown personalities? We want your opinions now!
Write a report (200-250 words) on popular culture in your country. Include: • examples from at least 2 different areas, such as films, music, etc. • examples of famous personalities • why you feel these people are important to your country's popular culture
Exchanging information: in a photography shop Preparation time: 1 minute. Work in pairs. You have about 2 minutes to exchange the following information:
Student A You are on holiday in Britain and go into a photography shop with 2 rolls of film. Ask about: • the cost of developing 24 and 36-exposure films. • the cost of ordering enlargements. • collecting the photos. You speak first.
Student B You have a summer job in a photography shop. Answer the customer's questions, giving the following information: • the cost of developing 24 and 36-exposure films • the cost of ordering enlargements • when the customer can collect the photos Wait for your partner to speak first.
Answers to Test 1
1 1 d 2 h 3a 4g 5f 6e 7b 2 1c 2c 3a 4b 5 d 6a 7 d 8c 3 1 fell behind 2 fell over 3 to get ahead 4 dropped out of 5 stand for 4 1 wonderful 2 inexpensive 3 helpful 4 worthless 5 uncommon 5 1 started, have done 2 hasn't seen, moved 3 has lived / has been living, has never returned 4 learnt, have changed 6 1 If 2 until 3 when 4 When 5 until 6 If 7 when