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SECTION 1: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR                            (42 points)
Part 1: Choose one of the word or phrase marked A, B, C, or D which best completes
the sentence. Circle the correct answer
   1. In the hotel lobby the detective caught -------- of the man he had been hired to follow.
       A. glance                B. view          C. vision             D. sight
   2. Most people prefer flying ------------- going by the sea because it’s too much faster.
       A. from                  B. than          C. to                 D. over
   3. ‘Go on, finish the desert. It needs -------- up because it won’t stay fresh until tomorrow.
       A. eat                   B. eating        C. to eat             D. eaten
   4. Before he left on his trip to America, the young man promised his parents he ------- to
   them regularly
       A. is writing            B. will write C. should write          D. would write
   5. Andrew couldn’t ------------ himself laughing at the expression on Maggie’s face
       A. help                  B. stop          C. escape             D. avoid
   6. The artist has been ----------- to criticism.
       A. tender                B. conscious C. aware                  D. sensitive
   7. They searched for the number in the telephone -----------.
       A. catalogue             B. index         C. directory          D. register
   8. When they could put ---------- the noise no longer, they banged on their neighbour’s
   door.
       A. back                  B. in for        C. off                D. up with
   9. A person of -------- age may suffer from defects of vision.
       A. every                 B. some          C. certain            D. any
   10. --------- have settled, one of their first concerns has been to locate an adequate water
   supply.
       A. Wherever people                        B. There are people who
       C. whether people                         D. People


Part 2: Use the word in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the
space in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0).

                              IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN
My attempt to teach myself Spanish has been …unsuccessful……(0)               SUCCESS
so far and I am wondering whether I am simply …………….(1)                      ABLE
to learn foreign languages at my age. I am not …………….(2)                     PATIENCE
and neither am I ………… (3), so why have I found it almost                     INTELLIGENCE
…………….. (4) to learn more than just the basics of Spanish after              POSSIBLE
nearly six months of study? My vocabulary is ……….. (5) beyond                ADEQUATE
very basic expressions and my grammar is …………. (6) to say the                SATISFY
least. It is not only that my Spanish is …………. (7) but I suspect             CORRECT
I sound very …………. (8), too. Recently, I met a Cuban tourist                 POLITE
in a café and …………..(9), I must have said something                          FORTUNE
…………… (10) because she looked very offended and got up                   APPROPRIATE
and sat at another table.

Your answers:
1. …………………            2. ………………..           3. …………………            4. ……………………
5. ………………...          6. ………………..           7. …………………            8. ……………………
9. ………………...          10. ………………

Part 3: (13 points)
Read the following letter and fill the spaces with a verb and a suitable tense
Dear Francesca,
We (0) …are having…. a wonderful time here in York. We (1)………… here for three days
now and we (2) …………. to stay for the rest of the week because we (3)……………..
ourselves so much. We (4)…………… the Cathedral and the Castle Museum and this
morning we (5) …………. around the little-old fashioned streets, looking at the shops and
cafés. I’m writing this while we stop for a cold drink before lunch. We (6) ………….. much
money yet but we’ll get some souvenirs before we leave. Besides the sightseeing, we (7)
……………………… some exercise. The countryside around York is lovely and we (8)
…………………. some lovely long walks. Fortunately, the weather (9) ……………. very
good so far. People (10) ……………. It can be very cold and it often (11) ………… for
days! As this is the first time I (12) ……….. to England. I (13) …………. I’m just lucky.
See you soon,
Roberta

Your answers:
1. ………………… 2. ………………..                      3. ………………… 4. ……………………
5. ………………... 6. ………………..                    7. ………………… 8. ……………………
9. ………………... 10. ………………                     11. ……………….. 12. ………………….
13. ………………...


Part 4 :      (9 points)
Rewrite the sentences replacing the underlined verbs with the correct form of one of the
verbs in the box. One example has been done for you.
carry on         find out        go in for               look back on            own up
Put up with       set off         stand up for            think over              turn down
Example:        (0)      I’m sure we’ll all remember this holiday with great pleasure.
                         ……we’ll all look back on this holiday.........
   1.   The fireworks must be stored safely in order to avoid exploding them accidentally.
        …………………………………………………………………………………….
   2.   I didn’t expect to win the competition. I only entered it for a joke.
        …………………………………………………………………………………….
   3.   Unless you confess, we shall all be punished.
        ………………………………………………………………………………………….
   4.   Before you accept this offer, please consider it very carefully.
        …………………………………………………………………………………………..
   5.   We can’t continue if you don’t co-operate.
        …………………………………………………………………………………………..
   6.   When the critics attacked her work, she defended it vigorously.
        …………………………………………………………………………………………..
   7.   He was offered a new job but he refused it because he didn’t want to move house.
        ………………………………………………………………………………………….
   8.   We moved house because we couldn’t bear the noise from the motorway any longer.
        ………………………………………………………………………………………….
   9.   He had to leave when his boss discovered what he had been doing.
        ………………………………………………………………………………………….


SECTION 2: READING
Part 1: Choose the best options to complete the following passage. Write your answer in
the space provided. (0) has been done as an example.

It is the nature of athletic records that they are broken and their place is taken by (0) others.
Yet many in sports (1)………………., there is a mark which is not (2)……….. in itself, but
which becomes a legend as athletes (3)………… to break it. The most (4)…………. of these
is the attempt to run a mile in (5)…………. than four minutes.
In 1945, the mile record was (6) ………….. to four minutes, 1.5 seconds. And there, for nine
years, it stuck. Then, in 1954, a medical student (7)………….. Roger Bannister decided to
try and break the record. He had been (8) ……….. for this day since running the mile in 4
minutes, 2 seconds the (9)…………….year.
Two other runners set the pace for him and (10) ………… 250 yards to go he burst ahead for
the finish. He wrote (11)…………..: ‘ My body had exhausted all its energy, but it
(12)………… on running the same…. Those (13)…………. few seconds seemed never-
ending. I could see the line of the fishing tape…like a man making a desperate attempt to
save himself from danger...’
Bannister’s time was three minutes, 59.4 seconds. (14) …………. This record has been
broken on many (15)………. since, Bannister’s achievement will never be forgotten.
Example: (0) A others                 B other          C one other     D another
1. A. happenings       B. events                C. games         D. matches
2. A. central          B. major                 C. significant   D. considerable
3. A. try              B. try on                C try out        D try for
4. A. known            B. public                C noticeable     D famous
5. A. smaller          B. less                  C lower          D under
6. A. broken down      B. lessened              C decreased      D brought down
7. A. entitled         B. called                C nicknamed      D known
8. A. trying           B. studying              C running        D training
9. A. early            B. previous              C past           D. former
10. A. on              B. in                    C with           D after
11. A. afterwards      B. then                  C next           D first
12. A went             B. continue              C ran            D got
13. A large            B. late                C latest       D later
14. A But              B. In spite of         C However      D Although
15. A times            B. opportunities       C occasions    D incidents


Part 2: (11 points)
The reading passage below has six paragraphs A-F. Choose the correct heading for
each paragraph from the list of headings below. Write the correct number i-ix.
           List of Headings
           i.      Indecision about a name
           ii.     Current problems with distribution
           iii.    Uncertainty about financial advantages
           iv.     The contrasts of cinema today
           v.      The history of cinema
           vi.     Integrating other events into cinema
           vii.    The plans for the future of films
           viii. An unexpected advantage
           ix.     Too true to life?

16. Paragraph A        17. Paragraph B        18. Paragraph C
19. Paragraph D        20. Paragraph E        21. Paragraph F

The end of the silver screen?
Cinema technology has remained much the same for a century, so when will it go digital?
Kelvin Hilton views the projections.
A        Cinema is full of contradictions. It is high- tech and old- fashioned at the same time.
Today’s films are full of digital sound and computer- generated special effects. Yet they are
still stored on celluloid film, the basis of which is more than 100 years old. They are also
displayed with projectors and screens that seem to belong to our great- grandparents’
generation.
B        Now that we are in the second century of cinema, there are moves to bring the
medium right up to date. This will involve revolutionising not just how films are made but
also how they are distributed and presented. The aim is not only to produce and prepare films
digitally, but to be able to send them to movie theatres by digital, electronic means. High-
resolution digital projectors would then show the film. Supporters say this will make
considerable savings at all stages of this chain, particularly for distribution.
C        With such a major technological revolution on the horizon, it seems strange that the
industry is still not sure what to call itself. This may appear a minor point, but the choices,
‘digital’ cinema and ‘electronic’ cinema (e- cinema), suggest different approaches to, and
aspects of, the business. Digital cinema refers to the physical capture of images; e-cinema
covers the whole chain, from production through post- production (editing, addition of
special effects and construction of soundtrack) to distribution and projection.
D        And what about the effects of the new medium? The main selling point of digital
cinema is the high resolution and sharpness of the final image. But those who support the
old- fashioned approach to film point to the celluloid medium’s quality of warmth. A
recurring criticism of video is that it may be too good: uncomfortably real, rather like looking
through an open window. In 1989, the director of the first full- length American digital high-
definition movie admitted that the picture had a ‘stark, strange reality to it’.
E        Even the money–saving aspect of e-cinema is doubted. One expert says that exciting
cinema will have to show the new material and not all of them will readily or rapidly furnish
themselves with the right equipment. ‘E-cinema is seen as a way of saving money, because
print costs a lot,’ he says. ‘But for that to work, cinemas have to be showing the films
because cinemas are the engine that drives the film industry.’
F       This view has prompted some pro-digital entrepreneurs to take a slightly different
approach. HD Thames is looking at reinventing the existing cinema market, moving towards
e-theatre, which would use digital video and projection to present plays, musicals and some
sporting events to the public. This is not that different from the large-screen TV system that
was set up in New York in 1930 and John Logie Baird’s experiments with TV in the late
1920s and early 30s.

Questions 22-26
Complete the summary below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the
passage
There are big changes ahead for cinema if digital production takes place and the industry no
longer uses (22)……………………. and gets rid of the old-fashioned (23)……………….
and used to show movies. The main advantage is likely to be that the final image will be
clearer. However, some people argue that the digital picture will lack (24)………………..
In addition, digital production will only reduce costs if cinemas are willing to buy new
(25)………………..As a result, experiments with what is called (26) ‘………………..’ may
mark a change in the whole entertainment industry.


SECTION 3: WRITING
PART 1: Error Correction
In most lines of the following text, there is one word which is either grammatically incorrect
or does not fit in with the sense of the text. Find this wrong word and then write in the space
given. Some lines are correct. Indicate these lines with a tick (√). Two examples are given (0)
and (00).
Example:         0: being
                 00: √
    0      Midsummer, the celebration of the turning of the sun, has been being the
    00     highlight of the northern summer for centuries- an event full of symbolism,
    1      customs, magic and superstitions. In Finland, Midsummer night is so short
    2      as that evening duck flows into morning dawn almost unnoticed. Even in
    3      southern Finland, midnight is the best described as strong twilight.
    4      Midsummer night was, the most of all, the cerebration of greenery and
    5      fruit. Nature is in a full bloom then and the day is never-ending. It was
    6      customary throughout Finland to bring branches and greenery to indoors on
    7      Midsummer Eve. Houses were so thoroughly cleaned and decorated with
    8      birch branches and flower garlands. This ‘indoor forest’ was complete when
    9      leaves on the scrubbed floor gave out a fresh forest aroma. Midsummer is
    10     still the Finns’ most important summer cerebration. They gather together
   11      around the bonfire to make dance, play and be with family and friends
   12      themselves. In some areas Midsummer poles decorated with flowers garlands
   13      and leaves are erected for the festivities. Although some of the old ceremonies
   14      are now performed only for fun, Midsummer night, as bathed in the strange
   15      white light of the North, is still mysterious.



Part 2: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar as
possible in meaning to the sentence printed before it.
   1. Our hotel booking hasn’t been confirmed.
       We haven’t received ____________________________________________
   2. The salesman told me that my new car would be delivered next Wednesday.
       According ____________________________________________________
   3. The Yeti has very rarely been seen at this attitude.
       There have ____________________________________________________
   4. It is not certain that Jones will get the job.
       It is open ______________________________________________________
   5. Everyone started complaining the moment the announcement was made.
       No sooner _____________________________________________________
   6. As I get older, I want to travel less.
       The older _____________________________________________________
   7. A house in that district will cost you at least $ 100,000.
       You won’t be able ______________________________________________
   8. Alan worked too hard at the office, and this led to his illness.
       Alan’s illness __________________________________________________

Part 3: For each of the sentences below, write new sentence as similar as possible in
meaning to the original sentence, but using the word given. This word must not be
altered in any way.
    1. Mr. Watson managed to repair the garage roof only because his neighbour helped
       him.
       without
       ___________________________________________________________________
    2. Nobody is infallible.
       mistakes
       ___________________________________________________________________
    3. The last Olympic Games were held in Seoul.
       took
       ___________________________________________________________________
    4. He talked about nothing except the weather.
       sole
       ___________________________________________________________________

   5. In the end, I felt I had been right to leave the club.
      regrets
      __________________________________________________________________
   6. It is stupid of you to refuse Richard’s offer of a loan.
      idiot
      __________________________________________________________________
   7. The company has decided to replace this model.
      intention
      __________________________________________________________________
   8. In the next few years we’ll probably hear a lot more about the environment pollution.
      likely
      __________________________________________________________________

   9. Paula said I had caused the accident.
      blamed




                                         ANSWERS
SECTION 1: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR (42 points)

Part 1. (10 points)

Q#        1           2       3          4         5          6     7          8       9      10
Key       D           B       B          D         B          D     C          D       C      A


Part 2: (10 points)

1. unable                 2. patient         3. intelligent 4. impossible            5. inadequate
6. unsatisfactory         7. incorrect       8. impolite    9. unfortunately
10.inappropriate

Part 3: (13 points)

1. have been                                         2. want/are planning/plan/ have decided
3. are enjoying/have been enjoying                   4. have visited
5. have been wandering/have been walking             6. haven’t spent
7. have taken/ have been taking/ have been getting/ have been doing
8. have had                                          9. has been
10. say                                              11. rains
12. have been / have come                            13. guess/ suppose

Part 4: ( 9 points):
        1.setting them off                   2. went in for        3. own up
        4. think it over                     5. carry on           6. stood up for
         7. turned it down                   8. put up with             9. found out

SECTION 2: READING (26 points):
Part 1. (15 points)

Q# 1           2     3     4        5        6        7       8   9     10    11       12      13     14    15
Key B          C     A     B        B        A        B       D   B     B     A        A       A      D     C

Part 2: (11 points)

16. iv          17.vii              18. i           19. ix              20. iii             21. vi
22. celluloid(film)                 23. projectors, screens             24. warmth
25. equipment                       26. e-theatre

SECTION 3: WRITING (32 points)

Part 1: (15 points)

Q#       1    2      3     4    5        6        7       8   9   10    11      12               13    14   15
Key      √    as    the   the   a       to       so       √   √   √    make themselves           √     as   √

Part 2: (8 points)

         1.   We haven’t received confirmation about our booking.
         2.   According to the salesman my new car would be delivered next Wednesday.
         3.   There have been very few sightings of the Yeti having been seen at this attitude.
         4.   It is open to doubt whether Jones will get the job.
         5.   No sooner had the announcement been made than everyone started complaining.
         6.   The older I get, the less I want to travel.
         7.   You won’t be able to get a house in that district for under $ 100.000.
         8.   Alan’s illness was caused by his working hard at the office.

Part 3 (9 points)

    1. Without his neighbour’s help, he wouldn’t have managed to repair the garage roof.
    2. Everybody can make mistakes.
    3. The last Olympic Games took place in Seoul.
    4. The sole subject of his conversation was the weather.
    5. In the end, I had no regrets about having left the club.
    6. You are an idiot to refuse Richard’s offer of a loan.
    7. The company has had an intention to replace this model.
    8. In the next few years, we are likely to hear a lot more about the environmental
       pollution.
    9. Paula blamed me for causing/having caused the accident.

				
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