Part 1. Listening
Time: 15 minutes (10 scores)
Listen to the students Ingrid and Mikel discussing the best way to get across the city. Answer questions 1–3 choosing from different means of transport A–J. Mark the correct letter A–J in the title sheet. You will hear the conversation only ONCE.
- What means of transport do they talk about?
- Which two do they decide to use?
- Which don’t they mention?
- A. Boat
- B. Train
- C. Metro
- D. Scooter
- E. Tram
- F. Bus
- G. Helicopter
- I. Bike
- J. Taxi
You will hear a teacher talking to a group of students. For each question 4–10, choose the correct letter A, B or C. Mark the correct letter A, B or C in the title sheet.
- Why is tonight’s disco special?
- A) It starts earlier than usual.
- B) It’s Sam’s birthday.
- C) It’s the last week of the course.
- Where will the football match take place?
- A) in a park
- B) at the sports center
- C) at Henry’s College
- After the football match, the students will
- A) celebrate on the beach.
- B) have a party at college.
- C) go to a pizza restaurant.
- The train to Thornton leaves at
- A) 1.20.
- B) 12.45.
- C) 12.15.
- What should the students bring to the picnic?
- A) glasses
- B) bread rolls
- C) drinks
- What does the teacher suggest they do at the lake?
- A) go for a walk
- B) go fishing
- C) take photos
- The students will come back
- A) in the morning.
- B) before sunset.
- C) at night.
Part 2. Reading
Time: 15 minutes (10 scores)
Read Food across culture, time and space and decide if the following statements 11–20 are true (T), false (F) or not stated in the text (NS). Mark the correct answer True, False or Not Stated in the title sheet.
Food Across Culture, Time and Space
For hundreds of years the movement of people through the discovery of new lands, trading, colonization and immigration has gradually brought about huge changes and modifications in eating and food habits in different parts of the world. European food habits have changed dramatically since Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic and landed in the New World in 1492. Since then a great variety of previously unknown food plants have been imported to Europe, such as tomatoes, cacao, maize, potatoes, peppers, beans and peanuts. These have slowly become common food stuff.
The Moors imported Asiatic rice to the Iberian peninsula in the 10th century and it was introduced into the Italian diet through trading in the 15th century. Rice cultivation was then introduced into North America by the European settlers. In the 16th century the Portuguese and Dutch started transporting tea from Asia to Europe and in 1650 tea arrived in America. Today the four staple foods found throughout the world are wheat, rice, maize and potatoes.
Furthermore, in the last few decades with even more immigration taking place, increased international travel and better communications between countries, the traditional foods, dishes and recipes of one country have influenced or even been assimilated by another. For example, in Britain people quite often eat Italian pasta, Spanish paella, Indian curry or Japanese sushi as part of their everyday diet. In many European countries when dining out in restaurants nowadays, people can taste and experience dishes from vast array of different countries such as China, Japan, Ethiopia, Mexico and Brazil.
|11||Lots of new food samples were brought to Europe before Columbus’ voyages.|
|12||Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World in the15th century.|
|13||Peppers, beans, and peanuts have always been available in Europe.|
|14||Columbus brought a lot of food samples from his voyages.|
|15||In the 16th century the English started importing tea to Europe.|
|16||Rice was introduced first to Europe.|
|17||The most important food today throughout the world is wheat.|
|18||The growth of international tourism has influenced the spread of national cuisines around the world.|
|19||British people nowadays occasionally eat food from other countries.|
|20||There is a limited choice of dishes in modern restaurants today.|
Part 3. Use of English
Time: 45 minutes (45 scores)
For questions 21–35, read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space. There is an example at the beginning (0). Mark the correct letter A, B, C or D in the title sheet.
Music – a universal language
Music is universal – it is (0) ____ by all cultures. Some scientists believe that music came before speech and (21) ____ as a development of mating calls. In fact, there is (22) _____ theory that the (23) _____ languages were chanted or sung rather than spoken. Indeed, in some cultures, music is a form of (24) ______ history. The Aboriginal Australians, for example, use music as a means to (25) ______ on stories of the land and spirits to the next (26) _______ .
New evidence suggests that music does not just (27) ______ the feel-good factor but it is also good for the brain. A study of intellectually (28) ______ children showed that they could recall more (29) _____ after it was given to them in a song than after it was read to them as a story.
Researches also report that people (30) _____ better on a standard intelligence (31) _____ after listening to Mozart. The so called ‘Mozart effect’, has also been (32) _____ by finding that rats (33) ______ up on Mozart run faster through a complex network of paths or passages, (34) _____ as a maze. Overall, it seems that in most instances people who suffer from any form of mental (35) ____ benefit from listening to music.
For the questions 36–45, read the text below. Use the words given in the 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).
Example: 0 explorer
|When the famous (0) explorer, Columbus claimed Florida for||EXPLORE|
|Spain in 1492, he had never (36) _______ eyes on it. The area’s||LAY|
|most important early (37) _______ thus set a pattern that has||VISIT|
|continued for centuries. There is a general (38) ______ amongst||BELIEVE|
|people, apparently quite (39) ________ with whether or not||CONNECT|
|they’ve been there themselves, that Florida is a good place to go.|
|In fact, it is almost (40) ______ not to enjoy yourself in Florida||POSSIBLE|
|today, given the wonderful (41) ______ of facilities available to||SELECT|
|tourists. Some of the world’s most popular tourist (42) ______||ATTRACT|
|are located in the state whose (43) _____ beaches welcome||SAND|
|40 million people each year.|
|These days it seems (44) ______ to describe Florida’s||POINT|
|geography and climate. After all, few people would have|
|(45) _______ in finding it on a map and most would know what||DIFFICULT|
|weather to expect there.|
For questions 46–55 complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence/s, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. Here is an example (0).
Example: 0 It was the most relaxing holiday I ever had.
I have never ___________________holiday. SUCH
|0||had such a relaxing|
|46. Robert is still decorating the flat.|
|Robert ____________________________________ the flat yet.||FINISHED|
|47. Pictures are not allowed to be taken inside the museum.|
|Visitors ______________________ pictures inside the museum.||TAKE|
|48. It isn’t necessary for you to write the instructions down.|
|You ______________________________the instructions down.||HAVE|
|49. They didn’t go to the countryside as it was foggy.|
|They didn’t go to the countryside __________________ the fog.||OF|
|50. Take a book with you because you might get bored.|
|Take a book with you ____________________________ bored.||CASE|
|51. Applefield is the village he lived until he was 18.|
|Applefield is the village _______________________ he was 18.||WHERE|
|52. ‘What a beautiful dress!’ said Julie.|
|Julie ______________________________ a beautiful dress.||EXCLAIMED|
|53. Tony has eaten the same number of cakes as Ben.|
|Tony has eaten _____________________________ Ben.||MANY|
|54. We haven’t played squash for six months.|
|55. His luggage was heavy. He decided to call a porter.|
|He had _______________________ he decided to call a porter.||SUCH|
Match each of the names 55–65 from column A with the correct event in column B and the correct date in column C.
|56. Queen Elizabeth I||a. author of The Declaration of Independence||A. July 4th, 1776|
|57. George Washington||b. her navy defeated Spanish Armada||B. 1859|
|58. Charles Darwin||c. first American of African origin to become president of the US||C. 1653–1659|
|59. Tsarina Elizabeth||d. first president of the US||D. 1215|
|60. Thomas Jefferson||e. author of The Origin of Species||E. 1564|
|61.Abraham Lincoln||f. founder and the only leader of Commonwealth republic||F. 1588|
|62.Barack Hussein Obama||g. signed the Emancipation Proclamation||G. 1755|
|63. King John of England (John II)||h. one of the pioneers in book printing||H. 1863|
|64. Oliver Cromwell||i. signed Magna Carta that limited the royal power||I. 1789–1797|
|65. Ivan Feodorov||j. signed the decree on the foundation of one of the leading universities of the world||J. November 4th, 2008|
Part 4. Writing
Time: 45 minutes (20 scores)
You are going to take part in a school competition “Golden Pen”. You have to write a story based on the picture given and using the words:
- paw (s)
Describe events in an entertaining way. Please underline the given words in the story.
Write 180–200 words.
Listen to the students Ingrid and Mikel discussing the best way to get across the city. Answer questions 1–3 choosing from different means of transport A–J. You will hear the conversation only ONCE.
You now have 15 seconds to look at task 1.
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Now we are ready to start.
Ingrid: So why are you keen on going by tram? It’ll be very crowded in the rush hour.
Mikel: Well, because it always keeps moving. Even when there’s heavy traffic. So at least we’ll get there quite quickly.
Ingrid: I think I’d rather go on the metro, really.
Mikel: I don’t fancy that.
Ingrid: Why not?
Mikel: Well, for one thing, it’s summer, so it’s going to be really hot down there. And for another, it gets too crowded.
Ingrid: So what about going on the bus, then? I know it’s slow, but it’s cheap.
Mikel: Actually, what I’d most like to do is sail down the river.
Ingrid: That’s a good idea. We can ride to the harbour on our bikes, put them on the boat and be in the other end of town in half an hour.
Mikel: Right, that’s sorted then!
Now you have 15 seconds to complete task one.
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You will hear a teacher talking to a group of students. For each question 4–10, choose the correct letter A, B or C.
You now have 30 seconds to loot at the questions.
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Now we are ready to start. Listen carefully. You will hear the recording twice.
And now I’d like to tell you about some of the activities that we’ve arranged for your last weekend. Now that the course is finished, you can relax and I think you’ll be very interested in what we’ve got planned.
As usual, tonight is Friday night down at Sam’s Disco. Tonight’s going to be a bit special, not because it’s your last weekend, but because Sam is 30 today, and he’ll be having a big party down there. So – from eight thirty this evening, Sam’s Disco will be the place to be and it’s half-price before ten thirty.
Now, for those of you who are interested in football, we’ve arranged a football match against the students of Henry’s College. We usually hold the match on the beach but this time it’ll be in South Park. If you are a footballer, go there at two o’clock tomorrow. It’s opposite the new Sports Centre and it isn’t difficult to find. Afterwards, we thought we’d all get together – both colleges. We tried to book the local pizza restaurant but unfortunately they couldn’t take more than about twelve people. Instead we’ve decided to have a beach party. We’ll meet back at the college and set off together at about five o’clock. We’ve managed to persuade a couple of guitarists from the local pub to come and entertain us.
Sunday will be the last social event and we’re having a picnic in Thornton Forest. Everybody should meet at the college at twelve fifteen. We’ll walk to the station and take the quarter to one train to Thornton. It’s about a twenty-minute train ride and then a short walk to the forest. And it looks like we’re going to be lucky with the weather. The teachers will bring all the food – chicken, salad, bread rolls and plates and things like that. Everybody seems to have their favourite drink these days so we’d like you to provide that. Don’t worry about the glasses though – we’ll bring along some plastic cups.
There’s a small lake in the middle of the forest which we always visit. It’s not deep enough to swim in, nor are there any fish there. But it is very beautiful so do bring your cameras. It’s lovely just to sit and relax by the water after walking there.
We’ll return home before it gets dark so we should get back at about six thirty. Now, are there any questions …
Now you have 15 seconds to answer the questions, then you will hear the recording again.
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Now listen again.
You have 15 seconds to check your answers.
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This is the end of Part One.
Part 1 «Listening»
Part 2 «Reading»
Part 3 «Use of English»
|46||has not/ hasn’t finished decorating|
|47||are not/ aren’t allowed to take/ cannot take/ can’t take|
|48||do not/ don’t have to write|
|50||in case you get|
|51||where he lived until|
|52||exclaimed that it was/ exclaimed it was|
|53||as many cakes as|
|54||last played squash six months|
|55||such heavy luggage that|