In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below.
For questions 6 to 10, mark one letter A, B or C on your Answer Sheet.
Scotland is the north part of the island of Great Britain. The Atlantic Ocean is on the west and the
North Sea on the east. Some people Scotland speak a different language called Gaelic.
There are five million people in Scotland, and Edinburgh is most
Scotland has many mountains; the highest one is called ‘Ben Nevis’. In the south of Scotland, there are
a lot of sheep. A long time ago, there many forests, but now there are only a
Scotland is only a small country, but it is quite beautiful.
In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the texts.
For questions 11 to 20, mark one letter A, B, C or D on your Answer Sheet.
Alice Guy Blaché
Alice Guy Blaché was the first female film director. She first became involved in cinema whilst
working for the Gaumont Film Company in the late 1890s. This was a period of great change in
the cinema and Alice was the first to use many new inventions, sound and colour.
In 1907 Alice to New York where she started her own film company. She was
successful, but, when Hollywood became the centre of the film world, the best
days of the independent New York film companies were . When Alice died in
1968, hardly anybody her name.
UFOs – do they exist?
UFO is short for ‘unidentified flying object’. UFOs are popularly known as flying saucers,
that is often the they are reported to be. The
"flying saucers" were seen in 1947 by an American pilot, but experts who studied his claim
decided it had been a trick of the light.
Even people experienced at watching the sky, as pilots, report seeing UFOs. In
1978 a pilot reported a collection of UFOs off the coast of New Zealand. A television
went up with the pilot and filmed the UFOs. Scientists studying this
phenomenon later discovered that in this case they were simply lights on boats out fishing.
In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.
For questions 21 to 40, mark one letter A, B, C or D on your Answer Sheet.
21. The teacher encouraged her students to an English pen-friend.
22. They spent a lot of time at the pictures in the museum.
23. Shirley enjoys science lessons, but all her experiments seem to wrong.
24. from Michael, all the group arrived on time.
25. She her neighbour’s children for the broken window.
26. As I had missed the history lesson, my friend went the homework with me.
27. Whether she’s a good actress or not is a of opinion.
28. The decorated roof of the ancient palace was up by four thin columns.
29. Would it you if we came on Thursday?
30. This form be handed in until the end of the week.
31. If you make a mistake when you are writing, just it out with your pen.
32. Although our opinions on many things , we’re good friends.
33. This product must be eaten two days of purchase.
34. The newspaper report contained important information.
35. Have you considered to London?
36. It can be a good idea for people who lead an active life to increase their of vitamins.
37. I thought there was a of jealousy in his reaction to my good fortune.
38. Why didn’t you that you were feeling ill?
39. James was not sure exactly where his best interests .
40. He’s still getting the shock of losing his job.
The tallest buildings - SKYSCRAPERS
Nowadays, skyscrapers can be found in most major cities of the world. A building which was many
. high was first called a skyscraper in the United States at the end of the 19th
century, and New York has perhaps the . skyscraper of them all, the Empire
State Building. The . beneath the streets of New York is rock,
. enough to take the heaviest load without sinking, and is therefore well-suited
to bearing the . of tall buildings.
Scrabble is the world’s most popular word game. For its origins, we have to go back to the 1930s in
the USA, when Alfred Butts, an architect, found himself out of . . He decided
that there was a . for a board game based on words and . to
design one. Eventually he made a . from it, in spite of the fact that his original
was only three cents a game.
51. Roger’s manager to make him stay late if he hadn’t finished the work.
52. By the time he has finished his week’s work, John has hardly energy left for the weekend.
53. As the game to a close, disappointed spectators started to leave.
54. I don’t remember the front door when I left home this morning.
55. I to other people borrowing my books: they always forget to return them.
56. Andrew’s attempts to get into the swimming team have not with much success.
57. Although Harry had obviously read the newspaper article carefully, he didn’t seem to have the main point.
58. A lot of the views put forward in the documentary were open to .
59. The new college for the needs of students with a variety of learning backgrounds.
60. I find the times of English meals very strange – I’m not used dinner at 6pm.