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Section 1
Choose the best word or phrase (a, b, c or d) to fill each blank.

(1) Roberta _____ from The United States.
(2) What’s _____ name?
(3) My friend _____ in London.
(4) Where _____?
(5) I _____ coffee.
(6) ‘_____ to Australia, Ginny?’ ‘Yes, two years ago.”
(7) Tokyo is _____ city I’ve ever lived in.
(8) A vegetarian is someone _____ doesn’t eat meat.
(9) _____ these days.
(10) I _____ watch TV tonight.
(11) I wish I _____ more money!
(12) _____ be famous one day?
Section 2
Choose the best word or phrase (a, b, c or d) to fill each blank.

(13) It’s my birthday _____ Friday.
(14) I _____ eighteen years old.
(15) I _____ a headache.
(16) Do you _____ a uniform at your school?
(17) ‘What time is it?’ ‘I have no _____.’
(18) The meal was very expensive. Look at the _____!
(19) How many _____ of trousers have you got?
(20) Joel came back from his holiday in Brazil looking really _____.
Section 3
Read the text below. For questions 21 to 25, choose the best answer (a, b, c or d).
‘Heavier than air flying machines are impossible,’ said the well-known scientist Lord
Kelvin in 1895. Thomas Watson, the chairman of IBM in 1943, was wrong too when he
said that he thought there would be a world market for only five or so computers.
Predictions can, of course, be wrong, and it is very difficult to predict what the world will
be like in 100, 50, or even 20 years from now. But this is something that scientists and
politicians often do. They do so because they invent things and make decisions that shape
the future of the world that we live in.
In the past they didn’t have to think too much about the impact that their decisions had on
the natural world. But that is now changing. An increasing number of people believe that
we should live within the rules set by nature. In other words, they think that in a world of
fixed and limited resources, what is used today will not be there for our children. We
must therefore look at each human activity and try to change it or create alternatives if it
is not sustainable. The rules for this are set by nature, not by man.
(21) What was Lord Kelvin suggesting?
(22) According to the text, which of the following statements is TRUE?
(23) shape (line 6) is closest in meaning to:
(24) The article suggests we should live in a _____ way.
(25) Choose the best title for the article.
Section 5
Choose the best word or phrase (a, b, c or d) to fill each blank.

(34) Harry can _____ English.
(35) I’m not interested _____ sports.
(36) She likes _____ expensive clothes.
(37) Harry _____ his father’s car when the accident happened.
(38) I was wondering _____ tell me when the next plane from Chicago arrives?
(39) If I _____ him, I would have spoken to him, wouldn’t I ?
(40) I like your hair. Where _____?
(41) I think Joey must _____ late tonight. His office light is still on.
(42) John tells me Jack’s going out with Helen, _____ I find hard to believe.
(43) What _____ this weekend, Lance?
(44) The weather has been awful. We’ve had very _____ sunshine this summer.
(45) Did you hear what happened to Kate? She _____.
Section 6
Choose the best word or phrase (a, b, c or d) to fill each blank.

(46) I usually _____ up at about 7.30.
(47) I _____ football every week.
(48) My sister _____ the cooking in our house.
(49) Don’t forget to _____ the light when you leave the room.
(50) She was in _____ when she heard the tragic news.
(51) He _____ that he hadn’t stolen the computer, but no one believed him.
(52) Could you _____ me that book for a couple of days, please?
(53) Greg is _____ a lot of time at Yvonne’s house these days!
Section 7
Read the text below. For questions 54 to 58, choose the best answer (a, b, c or d).
Many hotel chains and tour operators say that they take their environmental commitments
seriously, but often they do not respect their social and economic responsibilities to the
local community. So is it possible for travellers to help improve the lives of locals and
still have a good holiday?
The charity, Tourism Concern, thinks so. It has pioneered the concept of the fair-trade
holiday. The philosophy behind fair-trade travel is to make sure that local people get a
fair share of the income from tourism. The objectives are simple: employing local people
wherever possible; offering fair wages and treatment; showing cultural respect; involving
communities in deciding how tourism is developed; and making sure that visitors have
minimal environmental impact.
Although there is currently no official fair-trade accreditation for holidays, the
Association of Independent Tour Operators has worked hard to produce responsible
tourism guidelines for its members. Some new companies, operated as much by
principles as profits, offer a fantastic range of holidays for responsible and adventurous
(54) Tourism Concern…
(55) Which of the following is NOT one of Tourism Concern’s objectives?
(56) According to the text, fair-trade travel is all about…
(57) According to the text, there are _____ companies that are operated on principles
as well as profits.
(58) Choose the most appropriate title for the article.
Section 9
Choose the best word or phrase (a, b, c or d) to fill each blank.
(67) Who _____ in that house?
(68) I’ll call you when I _____ home.
(69) If you _____ me, what would you do?
(70) I don’t know where _____ last night.
(71) John and Betty are coming to visit us tomorrow but I wish _____.
(72) I’m so hungry! If only Bill _____ all the food in the fridge !
(73) I regret _____ harder in school.
(74) Surely Sue _____ you if she was unhappy with your work.
(75) Our neighbours aren’t very polite, and _____ particularly quiet !
(76) We had expected that they _____ fluent English, but in fact they didn’t.
(77) I’d rather _____ next weekend, but I do !
(78) Harriet is so knowledgeable. She can talk about _____ subject that comes up.
Section 10
Choose the best word or phrase (a, b, c or d) to fill each blank. 
(79) I always _____ milk in my coffee.
(80) I _____ TV every evening.
(81) Can you give me a _____ with my bag.
(82) Before you enter the triathlon, please bear in _____ that you’re not as young as
you used to be !
(83) The breath test showed he had consumed more than three times the legal limit of alcohol, so the police arrested him for _____.
(84) The meeting was _____ and not very interesting.
(85) After the movie was released, the main _____ point was its excessive use of
(86) There have been several big _____ against the use of GM foods recently.
Section 11
Read the text below. For questions 87 to 92, choose the best answer (a, b, c or d).
Standards of spelling and grammar among an entire generation of English-speaking
university students are now so poor that there is ‘a degree of crisis’ in their written use of
the language, the publisher of a new dictionary has warned. Its research revealed that
students have only a limited grasp of the most basic rules of spelling, punctuation and
meaning, blamed in part on an increasing dependence on ‘automatic tools’ such as
computer spellcheckers and unprecedented access to rapid communication using e-mail
and the Internet. The problem is not confined to the US, but applies also to students in
Australia, Canada and Britain.
Students were regularly found to be producing incomplete or rambling, poorly connected
sentences, mixing metaphors ‘with gusto’ and overusing dull, devalued words such as
‘interesting’ and ‘good’. Overall they were unclear about appropriate punctuation,
especially the use of commas, and failed to understand the basic rules of subject/verb
agreement and the difference between ‘there’, ‘their’ and ‘they’re’.
Kathy Rooney, editor-in-chief of the dictionary, said, ‘We need to be very concerned at
the extent of the problems with basic spelling and usage that our research has revealed.
This has significant implications for the future, especially for young people. We thought
it would be useful to get in touch with teachers and academics to find out what problems
their students were having with their writing and what extra help they might need from a
dictionary. The results were quite shocking. We are sure that the use of computers has
played a part. People rely increasingly on automatic tools such as spellcheckers that are
much more passive than going to a dictionary and looking something up. That can lull
them into a false sense of security.’
Beth Marshall, an English professor, said, ‘The type of student we’re getting now is very
different from what we were seeing 10 years ago and it is often worrying to find out how
little students know. There are as many as 800 commonly misspelled words, particularly
pairs of words that are pronounced similarly but spelled differently and that have
different meanings – for example, “faze” and “phase”, and “pray” and “prey”.’
(87) grasp (line 4) is closest in meaning to:
(88) We can infer from the style of the text that this article was printed in a…
(89) Kathy Rooney carried out research to see…
(90) them (line 22) refers to:
(91) According to Beth Marshall, students today…
(92) Choose the best title for the article.
Section 12 (93 to 100)
Write a review of a film you have seen for a local English-language newspaper.
Include information about the plot, the acting, the cinematography and anything
else you think is relevant. You should write 300–500 words. (8 points)
Section 8 (59 to 66)
Write a story titled A Perfect Day. In your narrative, include at least three of the
following linking words: after, before, then, as soon as, by the time, just as, during,
while. You should write 300–500 words. (8 points)
Section 4 (26 to 33)
In the space below, write about yourself. Say where you come from, where you live,
and give a little bit of information about your family and friends as well as your
hobbies and interests. Finally, say where, when and how long you have been
learning English. Also say how and why you would like to improve your English. (8

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