For questions 1 to 10, you will hear 5 short dialogues. You will hear each dialogue twice.
1 What does the man mean?
Not many people attended the course.
There were not many courses available that night.
The course is more interesting than the show.
Last night’s show was one of the few good ones.
2 What does the woman mean?
She hopes that Laura will come back alone.
She doesn’t want Laura to come back
She wants Laura to come back.
She knows Laura is thinking about coming back.
3 What does the woman mean?
Thank you for dropping by.
Thank you for picking it up.
No thanks, I don’t want any.
Yes thanks, I’m going.
4 Where does the conversation take place?
In a restaurant.
In a classroom.
In a library.
In a cinema.
5 What is the woman going to do until eleven o’clock?
See a film.
6 What is the man doing until eleven o’clock?
Studying. Working. Dancing. Eating
7 What seems to be the main purpose of this conversation?
To arrange a date. To complain about school. To explain working hours. To request help in finding a book.
8 How does the man seem to feel after this interview?
Nervous. Scared. Excited. Hopeful.
9 What does the man’s girlfriend want?
She wants to continue her
studies. She hopes to find a job near the
man. She hopes the man is offered a job. She hopes the man finds a job near her.
10 How many people have been asked for a second interview?
11 Maria is looking at ___.
12 ___ on the trip on Saturday?
Do you come Are you coming Come you You come
13 It’s three months ___ to their new house.
since then they moved that they move since they moved that they moved
14 I feel very well - I went to bed very early ___ .
tonight this night in the
night last night
15 Don’t forget to switch ___ the lights when you leave.
16 When , ___ give her this message.
Anna will arrive
Anna is arriving
17 Are the bicycles in the garage? No, there ___ in the garage.
is anything is nothing isn’t
nothing isn’t something
18 How’s your sister? ___
This is her. She’s thirty five. She’s fine. That’s her.
19 Why have you ___ to me?
gone came went come
20 Last Friday ___ hundreds of people at the market.
it was there was they
were there were
21 I failed my test but it was a long time ___ my father about it.
hat I didn’t tell when I wasn’t telling before I told before telling
22 Hello! What ___ here today?
do you do are you doing you
do you’re doing
23 ___ these girls do you know?
Who are Which of What
of How many
24 I called him before ___ for Madrid.
to leave leaving to go
25 You need ___ scissors to cut that.
a pair of a couple of two a
26 This question is ___ difficult for us.
enough too much so
27 Good ___ ! I hope you do well in your new job.
luck sort wish chance
28 Look what she ___ me as a present.
handled brought carried took
29 If I had locked the door, the thief ___.
would not enter had not entered would not have entered has not
30 Ask him to go to the post office ___ some stamps.
that he gets for getting to
get in order he gets
31 She ___ on the telephone at the moment.
is talking talk talks talked
32 Prices ___ again last year.
rose rise risen raised
33 All the champagne had been drunk ___ the time I got there.
on by at in
34 They gave me ___ information on hotels in Miami Beach.
an some any a
35 I couldn’t hear what the guide was ___.
talking speaking telling saying
36 This is the first time ___ to South Africa.
I’ve been I come I
went I came
37 She ___ her e-mails for an hour now.
has read has been reading had been reading read
38 I stopped ___ last year and I feel a lot better for it.
to smoke smoking having a
39 I know it’s not important but I can’t help ___ about it.
to think think except to
40 She was left all alone with ___ to look after her.
someone anyone not
one no one
41 He ___ lives in the house where he was born.
ever already still yet
42 They live ___ the other side of the road.
on by for in
43 I’ve often ___ at this hotel.
lived stayed passed rested
44 It’ll be so late when I ___ there that I won’t be able to get in.
shall get will get am
45 I ___ called you before now, but I’ve been far too busy.
ought to have must have have to
have can have
46 He ___ an answer to his letter within a few days.
waits looks forward hopes expects
47 We arrived ___ Sydney a week ago.
on in at to
48 She has three daughters, all ___ have become doctors.
who which of
which of whom
49 ___ of them understood anything he said.
Anyone Someone None No one
50 Seventy per cent of television viewers chose him as their ___ actor.
preferred popular favourite favoured
51 You’ll soon get ___ your disappointment and be cheerful again.
over out of through away
52 ___ you’re happy, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t got much money.
As far as Meanwhile During As long as
53 We were ___ in traffic for over an hour and that’s why we’re so late.
kept off held up broken
down put back
54 I will never ___ them to take the child away from me.
admit allow tolerate let
55 The good service at the hotel did something to ___ the terrible food.
make up for make up make
out make for
56 I’ll take down your name and address in case you ___ as a witness.
A will need need will be
needed are needed
57 Everyone expects him to win but you ___.
can never be sure may never be sure never can learn never might know
58 He took no notice ___ the whole town was gossiping.
however nevertheless although in spite
59 He’ll ___ his nervousness once he starts the presentation.
get get over get
away get off
60 I caught a ___ of the car before it disappeared around the bend.
glimpse glare glance gleam
61 Where can you see these notices?
in a bookstore in a library in
62 Where can you see these notices?
at a school in an office at
Read the text about the London marathon.
Up close and personal with...a marathon runner
30,000 RUNNERS ON THE STREETS OF LONDON!
"This was my day. I, James White, was going to run the London marathon! Everyone was excited, waiting for the
signal to start-and then we were off! The crowds were really big. People shouted at their friends to give
them encouragement. There was music playing. TV and radio reporters were there. After 12 miles we got to
Tower Bridge. I was beginning to get tired and this wasn´t even half way. But then I heard voices in the
crowd shout, 'There he is, our boy.' My parents had seen me. I stopped to talk to them for a few minutes and
then I started running again. I felt much better knowing that someone was watching out for me in particular.
I knew I had to be careful about getting tired and losing all my energy so I had liquid strawberry and banana
(350 calories a shot). Children standing at the barriers offered chocolate and drinks but it was impossible
to take them. I was getting so hungry, I felt sick. Then I saw a man with a cheeseburger. That was awful.
At last the finish was in sight. I could see Buckingham Palace. Then suddenly I saw lots of my friends
waving, cheering and shouting my name. This gave me the last bit of energy I needed to finish. I´d made it!
Other runners who had finished had dry salt on their faces from sweat, some were crying and others just had
the widest smile imaginable on their faces. Complete strangers congratulated us, touched our backs and
smiled. I loved the world and the world loved me."
63 What helped James when he started feeling tired?
hearing the shouts from the
crowd knowing his family had come to watch
him being part of the excitement of the marathon
64 James kept up his energy by
drinking fruit juice. eating chocolate. having a cheeseburger.
65 How did James feel at the end of the marathon?
He never wanted to do it
again. He was really proud of himself. He had made a lot of new friends
Read the text about choosing a holiday. First read the questions:
Have Internet, will travel
This used to be the time of year when we would collect a handful of glossy brochures from the travel agency
to plan and book the annual summer vacation.
The brochures, with their tiny photographs of hotels and villas, gave few clues to important questions such
as how far it was to the beach, while the painstaking process of finding a vacation destination involved
tiresome cross-referencing to the pricelists and small print.
But now, armed with only a credit card and an Internet connection, we can all be our own travel agents.
Increasing numbers of people are purchasing transportation and accommodation components separately and
putting together their own packages, a trend that has been driven by the Internet.
One thing hasn´t changed, however. When it comes to securing the summer vacation of your choice, it pays to
start looking and booking early in the year. Start today, at home, or, as is more likely, in the office -
where the majority of people conduct their initial travel research, let´s say during their lunch hour. Most
will book from home, often via the telephone, because of a reluctance to divulge their credit card details
According to a recent survey, the Internet makes it easier to shop around for the best deals on each
component of a vacation package. However, shopping around is something conventional travel agents would like
to prevent. Of course, there are great deals to be had at the travel agent´s but as more and more
reservations systems are moved onto the Internet, most products will be available to most people.
Meanwhile, many of the big tour operators sell package tours over the Internet through what amounts to an
online brochure. Unlike the paper version, these brochures are, in theory, updated regularly and can provide
layers of information and links. Not all do, however, because providing information on this scale takes a
lot of work. Sites such as www.goaheadvacations. com work efficiently and are ideal for consumers whose
prime consideration is price.
Consumers increasingly expect to find late and cheap vacation deals on the Internet. But securing a low price
usually involves a compromise.
The consumer should be flexible about travel dates, which are usually linked to 7- and 14-day charter flight
fares, and should not expect to stray too far from mass-market destinations. One of the trends we are
clearly experiencing is that the higher the cost of the vacation, the higher the likelihood that the
non-virtual travel agent will be involved.
66 Why is choosing a vacation from a brochure time-consuming?
You often have to wait for brochures to
arrive from travel agents. Important information is
located in different places in the brochure. The
photographs often give a false impression of the hotel. The travel agent often has to be contacted to find out the prices.
67 Consumers often book their vacation over the phone rather than on the Internet because
need to check separate components of
their vacation first. are not allowed to use the
Internet at work for personal use. want to book
earlier than Internet booking allows. are worried
about computer fraud.
68 Travel agents prefer consumers not to use the Internet because they
have access to destinations not
generally available to the public. believe they can
find the best deal for the consumer. do not want
people to be able to compare vacations and prices. can offer a more individually tailored vacation.
69 What is the main disadvantage of vacation brochures on the Internet?
Keeping them up-to-date is
time-consuming. They offer nothing which is not
available in the ‘paper’ brochure. The computer links
are not always available. They do not offer holidays
at a range of prices
70 Which type of consumer will probably still use a travel agent to book a vacation?
The cost-conscious traveller The inexperienced traveller The short-of-time traveller The well-off traveller