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H.Q. Mitchell


Marileni Malkogianni


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CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION



TEST 01

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TEST 02

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TEST 03

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TEST 04

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TEST 05

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37

TEST 06

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TEST 07

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TEST 08

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ANSWER SHEET


ANSWERS






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PUBLICATIONS



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2

INTRODUCTION


Матеріали

для

державної

підсумкової

атестації

з

іноземної

мови

в

11
класі

загально

освітніх

навчальних

закладів

підготовлено

експертною

групою

відповідно

до

чинних

Програм

з

іноземних

мов

для

загальноосвітніх

навчальних

закладів

(
рівень

В
1)
та

загальноосвітніх

навчальних

закладів

з

поглибленим

вивченням

іноземних

мов

(
рівень

В
2).

Державна підсумкова атестація з іноземних мов проводиться відповідно до Наказу
Міністерства освіти і науки України від 08.10.2015 року №940 ©Про внесення змін до наказу МОН від
16.09.2015 №940ª. Завдання для державної п
ідсумкової атестації з іноземних мов на 2015/2016 н. р.
підготовлені експертною групою та міжнародними організаціями з урахуванням особливостей національного
навчально
-
методичного забезпечення та зорієнтовані на рівні Загальноєвропейських рекомендацій з мо
вної
освіти та Державного стандарту базової та повної загальної освіти.


ЗМІСТ І ФОРМАТ ДЕРЖАВНОЇ ПІДСУМКОВОЇ АТЕСТАЦІЇ

Зміст

і

формат

іспиту

враховує

головну

мету

навчання

іноземної

мови

у

загальноосвітніх

навч
.

закладах



формування

в

учнів

комунікативної

компетенції
,
базою

для

якої

слугують

комунікативні

вміння
,
сформовані

на

основі

мовних

завдань

і

навичок
.
Зміст

тестових

завдань

будується

на

автентичних

зразках

мовлення
,
прийнятих

у

англомовних

країнах

та

відповідає

сферам

і

тематиці

ситуативного

спілкування
,
зазначеним

у

шкільній

навчальній

програмі
.
Об

єктами

контролю

визначаються

читання

і

письмо

як

види

мовленнєвої

діяльності
,
а

також

лексичний

і

граматичний

аспекти

іншомовної

комунікації

через

використання

мови
.






КРИТЕРІЇ ОЦІНЮВАННЯ РОБІТ



ДЕРЖАВНОЇ ПІДСУМКОВОЇ АТЕСТАЦІЇ


2016



Розділ та Завдання

Кількість
завдань

Кожна правильна відповідь

Максимально за

завдання

Розділ
I




Секція 1

6

4


24


балів



120

балів




Секція 2

6

4


24


балів




Секція 3

8

4


32


балів




Секція
4

10

4


4
0


балів

Розділ II


Письмо

1

Content and Communicative Message

40


80

балів

Language Range

28

Text Organisation

12

Загальна кількість балів:

200




Співвідношення 200
-

та 12
-
бальної систем оцінювання


200
-
сот бальна шкала

12
-
ти бальна шкала



0
-

10

1



11
-

28

2



29
-

46

3



47
-

64

4



65
-

82

5



83
-

100

6


101
-

118

7


119
-

136

8


137
-

154

9


155
-

172

10


173
-

190

11


191
-

200

12


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ШКАЛА ОЦІНЮВАННЯ ПИСЬМОВОЇ РОБОТИ



Зміст та комунікативна
наповненість


Використання лексики
та граматики

Організація тексту

Бал

Показник успішності
виконання
критерію

Бал

Показник успішності
виконання критерію

Бал

Показник успішності
виконання критерію

35

-

40

Достатність обсягу для
розкриття теми, відповідність
змісту до завдання, повне
розкриття 3
-
х змістових умов

22

-

28

Достатній лексичний
запас учня, висока
різноманітність вжитих
структур, моделей тощо,
до 3
-
х помилок*, які не
впливають на розуміння
написаного

7

-

12

З'єднувальні елементи
забезпечують зв’язок між
частинами тексту на рівні
змістових абзаців, а також
окрем
их речень у абзацах;
у тексті наявні сполучні
конструкції, слова
-
зв’язки;
вставні слова вжиті
доречно

28
-

34

Достатність обсягу для
розкриття теми, відповідність
змісту до завдання, виконання
3
-
х змістових умов, 2 3 яких
розкриті повністю

15
-

21

Достатній лексичний
запас учня, посередня
різноманітність вжитих
структур, моделей тощо,
до б
-
ти помилок, які не
впливають на розуміння
написаного

4

-

6

З'єднувальні елементи між
частинами тексту на рівні
змістових абзаців та
окремих речень у абзацах
наявн
і частково (лише
прості) та вжиті доречно

21
-

27

Достатність обсягу для
розкриття теми, повна
відповідність змісту
поставленим завданням 2 з 3
-
х
змістових умов використані та
розкриті

8
-

14

Посередній лексичний
запас учня, посередня
різноманітність
вжитих
структур, моделей тощо,
до 10 помилок, що не
впливають на розуміння
написаного

1

-

3

Логіки викладу немає,
робота складається з
набору речень

15
-

20

Достатність обсягу для
розкриття теми, неповна
відповідність змісту до
завдання, 2 з 3
-
х змістових

умов виконані, але частково
розкриті

1

-

7

Посередній лексичний
запас учня, недостатня
різноманітність вжитих
структур, моделей тощо,
більше 10 помилок, які
заважають розумінню
написаного



8
-

14

недостатність обсягу для
розкриття теми, неповна
відповідність змісту до
завдання, лише одна умова
виконана та повністю розкрита





1

-

7

недостатність обсягу для
розкриття теми, неповна
відповідність змісту до
завдання, лише одна умова
виконана, але не повністю
розкрита або жодна з умов не
виконана.






*
Відповідно до Критеріїв оцінювання навчальних досягнень учнів з іноземних мов у


системі загальної середньої освіти затверджених Наказом МОН №371

від 05.05.2008

року



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TEST









PART 1


READING AND ENGLISH IN USE



PART 2


WRITING



























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TEST
0
1


PART I






READING AND ENGLISH IN USE


SECTION

1



Read the texts 1

-

6. What does each text say?

Choose the correct letter A
, B or C.

Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


1.

HOLIDAYS IN ANTARCTICA

Come to Antarctica to witness

the power and beauty of Mother Natur
e.

Yo
u c
an stay aboard a first
-
class ship and watch peng
uins,
seals and
wha
l
es o
r you

can go on land with naturalists in search of interesting
wild
life. C
rui
se a
mong
walk on
i
ce where v
ery
few ha
ve ever
walked before.


What can you do if you go on this holiday?

A.

see wildlife at midnight

B.

walk on ice with very few people

C.

look for animal species with wildlife experts


2.

Smooth Air

is looking for people aged 18
-
35

to

work as

flight

attendants.

No previous experience is necessary as successful cand
i
dates will be given
tal
l and must enclose

a
recent photo with
th
eir application. It is important that the candidates

do not
have family obligations.

Send your CV to:

[email protected]


A.

Candidates
must have had previous training.

B.

There are height requirements for candidates.

C.

The job is suitable for people with children.


3.

Terry,

You asked me how I got into pavement art. I
firs
t saw

i
t in France.

A woman was walking do
wn the street with a lion on a lead like she wa
s
walking a
dog. When I got closer
,

I realised the lion was in fact drawn on the

ground.
That's when
I d
ecided that pavement art was what I wanted to do.
After a while
,

thr
ough trial and error, I
knew I had
finally got it
ri
ght when a
young man jumped over a hole
I had painted on the ground!

Jack



Jack …

A.

tho
ught th
e woman
was
walking her dog.

B.

ex
pe
rimented f
or a while before achieving
th
e desired results.

C.

real
ized that the young man
almost fell into
the hole.

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4.

Museum of the Moving Image

dedicated to the art history and technology of film, television,

video and interactive media

-


about 130.000 artefacts, including original
costumes
, historic cameras




and
props, displayed on three floors of
exhibitions

-

film
/

video screeni
n
gs and multi
ling
ual guided tours available every day

-

admission and screenings free on
w
eekdays


In this museum you can



A.

watch a film free of charge on a Saturday.

B.

try on some of the costumes.

C.


someone to show you around.


5.

Stella,

A Mr Santos called for you about the teachers’ conference we are holding
on 20 May.

He says that, so far, the number of people attending the event is
87. Also, seven teachers are vegans, but more teachers may regis
ter, so I
guess the menu cannot be finalised.

Jake


Why can’t the menu be finalised yet?

A.

because some teachers do not eat mea
t

B.

because registration is not over

C.

because too many people are attending


6.

То

all residents:



Due to the recent rise
of burglaries in the area,
we advise that you:



keep the main entrance

of the building an
d

the door to your flat
locked at all times.



lend nobody your m
ain entrance key
and tell the security officer if
you lose it.



s into the buildi
ng
, even if they claim they know
someone.



contact the security off
icer immediately
to report any suspicious
behaviour.







Non
-
residents



A.

are allowed in if they

s
a
y they know the residents.

B.

should not be given the main entrance key.

C.

must


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SECTION 2


Read the text below about shopping online and answer the questions 7
-
12.

Choose A. B, C

or D.

Mark your answers on your answer sheet.





It wasn't

so long ago that the majority of consumers did their shopping in local
shops, despite parking and weather problems, long queues and wobbly shopping
trolleys. Even when online shopping became available, people felt uncomfortable
shopping from the comfort o
f their own home because they hesitated to use their
-
shops. Those concerns are quite
rightly a thing of the past
,

but some guidelines should still be followed

to ensure you
don't get more than you bargained





Initially, a virtual protection wa
ll

should be built for any computer which
is
used
f
or
online purchases. This includes
installing ant
-
virus
software that will guard against
identity theft
.

It is also imperative

tha
t y
ou
have a

unique password f
or
each
w
ebsite
used
.

The same password

should

n
ever be used for more tha
n o
ne

s
ite

because
if
someone

cracks the password
for

one

s
ite, th
en they will have access to

a number of
your favourit
e

sites
.

Choose
a password

that is not c
ommon
and

the
n
make

it
st
ronger by spelling it backwards
,

m
a
ki
n
g

some
m
e
numbers and then some special symbols such as £, ! or *. By all means, make a note
o
f

the different passwords, but make sure they are well hidden awa
y.


Online shoppers should stick to trusted sites i
n

order to browse or find a particular
product. Th
e

use of search engines should be avoided at
all

costs because the results
which are
presented

could lead you to a disreputable site whose main aim is to trick
you out of your money o
r

to sell you inferior quality products which are
a

rip
-
off.
The spelling of the website should
also
be checked carefully to make sure that it is
indeed the site which

you
intended

to visit.


Before proceeding with any purchase, make sure you lo
ok for the
lock. If the site is
properly secured, a
n i
con of a locked padlock will appear, typically
in the status

bar
at the bottom of the web

browser

o
r right next to the addre
ss bar. The security

of
the
site can also be proven by checking that the
URL

starts with
HTTPS://
as opposed to
HTTP://.


W
he
n

you
first

o
nline

purchase, don't throw
money down
the

drain. Keep a record of all transactions y
ou make with your credit
or debit card. This can be done by printing out each transaction and then checking it
against your monthly credit card or bank statement. That said, it's a good idea to
check your statements online regularly so that any inaccuracie
s can be caught as
soon as possible. The majority of credit cards provide insurance against theft or
unauthorised use
,

so remember to contact the credit card company
if

you notice
anything suspicious.

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Last but not least, after you’ve finished your shoppin
of your account and turn the computer off. The longer the computer is left on
,

the
greater the possibility that someone will hack into it and steal your personal and
ckers may be
incredibly

skilled at obtaining information from computers, human error is the most probable
reason you will get hacked.




7.

Why wasn’t online shopping so popular in the past?

A.

Consumers didn't feel comfortable using computers.

B.

There
was a lack of trust on the part of the consumers.

C.

There were no guidelines for potential consumers

to follow.

D.

Consumers could find more bargains if they visited the shops.


8
.

What advice is given about passwords?

A.

Only capital letters should be us
ed.

B.

Some software should be used to make a strong password.

C.


D.

Different passwords should be use
d for
different sites.


9.

According to the third paragraph

..
.


A.

you shouldn

t use the same
s
ite mo
re than once.

B.

even websites you know may

s
ell low
-
quality products.

C.

search engines

might link you to
sites which are dishonest.


D.

shoppers should
browse t


10.

Which

sites are sa
f
e

to shop from?

A.

si
tes which have a l
ocked
padlock symbol

B.

sites which
a
pp
e
ar on a search engine

C.

s
ites which

do

not have spelling mistakes

D.

sites

whi
ch start with either HTTPS:// or HTTP://


11.

When consumers shop online, they should



A
.

only use debit cards.

B.

inform

their banks of their activities.

C.

compare their purchases and their financial statements.

D.

use their credit card as insurance.


12.

Information is most likely to be stolen by a hacker if



A.

the same computer is used regularly.

B.

the hacker is
highly skilled.

C.

certain measures are not taken by the consumer.

D.

a shopping session is too short.

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SECTION 3


Read the text on the next page about the Edinburgh International Festival, and
decide
if

the statements 13

-

20 are
TRUE
or
FALSE
according to the text.

On your answer sheet, mark:


A

if it is
TRUE
,


В

if it is
FALSE
.




THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL


AN IMPORTANT ARTS FESTIVAL

The Edinburgh Intern
atio
nal Arts Festival takes place every year, usually
nd September. It started in 1947, and it soon
became one of the most important celebrations of the arts in the world. It
presents theatre, music, dance and opera performed by Scottish and
international companies and artists.


AIMS OF THE FESTIVAL

The festi
val intends to promote arts of a high standard in an
i
nnovative way.

It also intends to present international culture to Scottish audiences and Scottish
culture to international audiences. The festival director is responsible for the
programme
and for inviting the artists who are going to perform. The
Edinburgh International Arts Festival is a great opportunity for well
-
known
artists but also for promising new talents to perform.


NOT JUST ONE
,

BUT SIX FESTIVALS

Five other festivals have
developed around the Edinburgh International Festival
over the years
.

The most important one is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which
presents
t
heat
r
e
,
w
o
rld music, dance and stand
-
up
c
ome
d
y with n
o

selection
policy
.
The

other four festivals are
the Edinbur
gh Military T
attoo,
the
Edinburgh
Film Festival,
the Edinburgh
Jazz Festival and

the Edinburgh Book
Festival which takes
place every two years.


BENEFITS FOR THE COUNTRY

With more than two million people from all over the world attending it
,

the
Edinburgh
Festival is very important to the Scottish economy. It
h
as created
thousands of jobs and generates millions of pounds every year.



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VENUES

The Edinburgh Festival takes place in several venues, such as the Edinburgh
Playhouse, the King's Theatre and the Que
en’s Hall, and now also in

the Hub’
,
Edinburgh’s

Festival Centre. This stunning Victorian landmark was
constructed in the 1840s an
d
wa
s

redesigned and renovated in recen
t y
ears.
It
o
pened in
J
uly 1999 and includes a cafe, a ti
centre, a shop and educa
tional
facilities.


VARIOUS USES OF THE FACILITIES

The Hu
b i
s

a permanent
focus for the festival
,
as

it houses
Festival
Insights
, a
year
-
r
ound
progr
amme o
f lectures, courses and wo
rksh
ops
o
n

S
c
ottish and
international artists. However, the facilities are
used for
other purposes,
too.
The Main Hall can be hired fo
r we
dding receptions, fashion shows or ch
oir
rehearsals. The Dunard Library is u
sed
for lectures, multimedia presentations,
se
minars and for committee meetings of the Scottish Parliament.





13.


The artists that t
ake part i
n
the
festival are from different countries.


14.

One of the aims of the festival is the promotion of Scottish culture

to local inhabitants.


15.

The festival director does not choose who takes part in the

main festival.


16.


The Edinburgh International Festival began after the other

five festivals.


17.


The Edinburgh Book Festival takes place every two years.


18
.


The Scottish economy profits enormously from the festivals.


19.


The Hub was built in the 19th century.


20
.



Hub's Main Hall.


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SECTION 4


Read the text below about e
-
books and paper books and choose А, В, C or D for
each space 21
-
30. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


E
-
BOOKS
vs

PAPER BOOKS

by Emma B
annister


Although paper books have been around for centuries, research (21)

……….
that, these days
,
people buy more e
-
books than paper books. There are many
advantages to (22)

……….
.

Firstly,

on just one device, the e
-
reader, you can
download and store
thousands of books. Also, because

e
-
readers are light and
easy (23)

……….
, it's like having a portable library with you all the time.

Another reason e
-
books are popular is that they are often (24)

……….
compared to paper books.


Still e
-
books are not for eve
ryone. Many readers still like a good (25)

……….
paper book.

For one, they enjoy the feeling of holding and smelling paper boo
k
s
and like to admire their collection. Furthermore, when paper books

(26)

……….

and the pages
turn yellow,
they look

even nicer. On the other
hand, reading from a screen p
uts a strain on
your

eyes. Also
,

(27)

……….
-
reader, you have to pay a
l
ot
o
f money t
o

(28)

……….
.
,
or to buy a

brand new one. Finally, if you forge
t to recharge the
battery

of your e
-
reader, it (29)

……….
run

out when you are in the

(30)

……….
of a sto
ry.




21. A. suggests

B. believes

C
. recommends

D.

expresses

22. A. consider

B. think


C
. s
uppose

D. regard

23. A. for
carrying

B. to

ca
rry

С. carried

D. carrying

24. A. quite cheap

B. much
c
heaper t
h
an

C. as expensive

D. expensive than

25. A. historic

B.

o
ld
-
fas
hioned

C. current

D. modern

26. A. raise

B. grow ol
d

C. age

D. mature

27. A. unless


B. as long as

C. if

D.
should

28.

A.
repair

B. h
ave

repair
ed it


D. make it repaired

29.

A.

ought to

B. must

C. might

D. should

30. A. end

B. beginning

C. start

D. middle

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12

TEST 01


PART 2


WRITING






You read the follo
wing post on an Engl
ish
-
speaking
forum:



Hi

everyone! I broke
my

leg a few months ago
and have put on a lot of weight. Now I feel tired
all the time and

I also don't feel good about the
way I look. Does anyone have any advice?




Write a response of 80
-
100 words in which
you:



express your sympathy



suggest that the writer should take up physical exercise



suggest some healthy eating habits.


W













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13

TEST
0
2


PART 1








READING AND ENGLISH IN USE


SECTION 1


Read
the texts 1

-

6. What does each text say?

Choose the correct letter A, В or C.

Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


1.

THE ENERGY SHOW

Learn the story of the scientist whose ev
il

boss wants to steal his

discovery:

a new way to produce energy!

This
entertaining snow will get kids excited about science, as

the
y are

invited to take part in the experiments.

Join this fantastic event, open to
parents, science teachers an
d

anyone over the age of seven
.


The advertisement provides information about



A.

the basic plot of the show.

B.

the venue where the show takes pla
ce.

C.

how many experiments are carried out
.





2.


REBUILD NEW ORLEANS

We are a non
-
profit organisation, based in the heart of New Orleans, working
to assist communities affected by natural disasters. Our aim is to help
communities. We do this with the
help of volunteers, who assist home
owners to rebuild their homes and communities. We are looking for more
people we can train to help us in our project. For more information contact
James Lark, project manager: [email protected]



A.

The organisat
ion welcomes inexperienced volunteers.

B.

If you are interested in learning more about the project, you should
call James Lark.

C.

The organisation gives people money to rebuild their homes.


3.

FLATMATE WANTED

We’re

two twenty
-
year
-
old women from Ukraine and we’re looking for a
non
-
smoking flatmate close to our age. Our flat is conveniently located and
is only a five
-
minute walk from the nearest London Underground station.
There are three spacious and fully
-
furnished

bedrooms and a living room.
Contact Tania Pavlenko before or after working hours on:
0121
496 0210


The text gives readers

A.

directions to get to the flat.

B.

i
nformation about the area in which the flat is located.

C.

a phone number that can be
called at specific times of the day.

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4.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to complain about a smartphone which I bought from
your shop on
B
ree

Street last week. The phone, the latest Black 757
model, stopped working properly five days after I started using it.
In specific, the battery dies after using the phone for under an hour
and the screen freezes. I therefore demand a full refund.

I look fo
rward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Jean Mornes


What is
true about the mobile phone that Jean bought?

A

I

B.

I
t was not working when she first used it.

C.

I
ts battery

lasts very little time.


5.

RIVERWES
T PERFECT DAY EVENTS


Want
married in a church, in a forest or in a hot
-
a
i
r

ba
ll
oon?

We

can make it happen. At Riverwest Perfect Day Events we make
every couple’s special

da
y a dream come true.

d wishes
.

Let

n enjoy
your big day.

Email us at:
perfect[email protected]

or call
C
laire Lindsay on 020
2
794



The

text gives readers information

a
bout


A.

the cost of an outdo
or

wedding ceremony

В
.

where the com
pany is located

C
.

w
ays

to conta
ct the company



6.


12:56 pm

Joel. I'm really behind on preparations for the party. Still need to get
food and drinks and decorate the room. Mannie’s

has special offers on
food and drinks so perhaps I should go there. There's also the music to
think about. Do you think you can give me a hand with any of this?


W
hy is the man writing to Joel?

A.

to invite him to a party he is planning

B.

t
o ask for his
help with the preparations

C.

to ask him to bring music for the party


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SECTION 2

TEST 02


Read the text below, which is an excerpt from the novel The Sign of the Four,

and
answer the questions 7

-

12. Choose А, В, C or D.

Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


The Sign of the Four

The following excerpt is an abridged and adapted version of a chapter of

Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle's novel

The Sign of the Four

. The scene
opens

as Sherlock Holmes and
Watson investigate the crime scene of a man's murder.

‘Now, Watson,’ said Holmes, rubbing his hands, ‘although the case might seem
overconfident. Now, to
work! No time to waste. In the first place, how did these men
come, and how did they go? The door has not been opened since last night. What
about the window?’ He carried the lamp across to it, thinking aloud, but speaking to
himself rather than to me. ‘Th
e window is locked on the inside and its framework
e

th
ro
ugh the window.


How do we know? It rained
а

little last
night, which explains thi
s footprint on
th
e window sill here
. An
d here

is a
round mud
d
y mark, and here
a
gai
n
on the f
loor
, and
h
ere again by the
table. See
here, Wat
son
!’

I lo
o
ke
d a
t

the

muddy circles.

This is not a

footmark,’ I said.


You are r
ight.
valuable

to us. It was actually made



I
t

i
s

the wooden
-
legged man.



Indeed it
is
. But there was someone else, too
-

someone helping him. Could you
climb that wall, doctor?


I looked out of the open window. We were a good six
ty feet from the ground. I
looked around, but there were no openings in the brick wall that would allow anyone
to climb up
.


It is absolutely impossible,


I answered.

‘Without help it is. But suppose you had a friend up here, in this room, who
threw down

t
hat strong

rope

I see in the corner, securing one e
nd of it

to this great
hook in the wall. Then,

I think,
if you were an active man
,

you might

c
limb

up,
wooden leg and all. You would escape, of course, in the same way
,

and your friend
would draw up the ro
pe, unt
ie it
from the hook, shut the window, lock it on the
inside
h
e originally came. Clearly, this is how it was
done
,

as there are blood marks on the rope, which show that someone used it
recently. They also show,’ he contin
ued, picking up the rope, ‘that our
wooden
-
legged friend, though a good climber, was not a professional sailor. His
hands were rather soft. He must have slipped down with such speed that he took the
skin off his hand.


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Very well,’ I said,

but how about t
the room? The door is locked, and it would have been impossible to come through
the window. Was it through the chimney?’


The opening is too small,’ he answered.

As I always say
,

once you reject the
impossible, what remains must be the answer, although it may sound ridiculous! In
this case, we know that he did not come through the door, the window, or the
chimney. We also know that he could not have been hidden in the room, as the
re is
no place to hide. From where, then, did he come?



He came through the hole in the roof,


I cried.


Of course he did. He must have done so. If you could hold the lamp for me
,

we
will now move to the room above
-

was found.




7.

What does Holmes believe about the case?

A.

that he and Watson shouldn

t doubt themselves

B.

that he and Watson shouldn

t waste time

C.

that the case is simple

D.


8.

According to the first paragraph, which of th
e following is true?

A.

The door had been opened the night before

B.

It had rained heavily the previous night.

C.

Someone broke the framework of the window.

D.

There are footprints on the table.

9.

What do the marks on the floor reveal
about

the person who

entered

the room?

A.



C.

the size of his shoe



B.

that he had a wooden leg



D.

how he entered the room


10.

How did the man with the wooden leg get into the house?

A.

He climbed up using openings in the brick wall.


B.

He climbed up the water pipe.

C.

He forced open the window.



D.

A rope was thrown down to him.


11.

How did Holmes know the rope had been used?


A.

It had been moved from its

original place.

B.

He was an
experienced sailor.



C.

There was bloo
d on

it
.


D.

It was wrappe
d around
the hook

12.

How does Holmes

conclude
that the man’s friend came in through the roof?

A.

He found evidence i
n the c
himney
.

B.

N
o other explanation was

possible.

C.

He found a blood mark on the roof.

D.

He found
p
rints on the ro
of.

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17

SECTION 3


Read the text below about efficient ways to study, and decide if the statements
13

-

20 are
TRUE
or
FALSE
according to the text.

On your answer sheet, mark:


A

if it is true
,


В

if it is false.



THE BEST TIPS FOR STUDYING


If you didn't

shoes out. Far from suggesting you run away from your problems, experts have
put forward a number of study techniques for those who think they’ve tried
everything. For instance, twenty min
utes of exercise before an exam is said to
improve your brain's performance. This offers the ideal opportunity to get your
body and marks into shape.




Another popular study tip
is

to read out

loud
instead of reading your study
materia
l to
yourself.
Actua
lly

you are
50

per ce
nt
more likely to remember what
y
ou have
read, because your mind will store both what it h
a
s seen and what it
has heard. It

m
ight

be w
ise

to try this one out at home though
.

Y
o
u d
o
n't want
strangers to t
hin
k that the press
ur
e has become too
m
uch and
y
ou'v
e
lost it.


Studying
notes on a c
omputer
,

laptop or table
t has become inc
reasingly

popular
in recent y
e
ars
, b
ut there are some guidelines to
out of this
type of

studying. All documents
should be changed
to a
f
ont wh
ich

is easy to
read on screen, like A
r
ia
l
, Ver
dana or
Calibri. Also, don


an

upt you with
notifications every few minutes.



environment. Well
,

times have changed. An important component

of
modern

t
hat will accompany your material. F
ind a
m
usic type that
elevates your mood with
out distracting
you
.
Classical music
has become p
opular
with students because of the stea
dy rhythm and
lack of
lyrics. However
,

no
t all pieces o
f classical music are suitable
f
or stu
d
ying.

Dreamy classical music

such as

Ch
op
i
n
,

while peaceful, might encourage
daydreaming rather than concentration.


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L
is
t
ening to Mozart, on the other hand, has
b
een found by researchers to be
very beneficial
f
or students. They found that Mozart's music boosts brain
activity and imp
roves memory, understanding and problem
-
solving.


Vary the place that you choose to study as well. The mind will associate each
location with the material that was learnt there, which will make it easier to
recall when needed
.


So
,

you think you've done a
given? Time to prove it
,

not only to yourself, but also to family or friends. Find
an audience that you are comfortable with and try to teach them what you have
revised. Welcome any questions and make a note o
f them because they might
just come up in the exam.







13.



14.

t
.


15.

Using the Calibri font can make reading easier.


16.

You should download a program which will permanently

block certain sites.


17.

Dreamy, peaceful music helps people study.


18.

Mozart's music has been found to encourage daydreaming.


19.

.


20.

The writer su
ggests testing material on friends
b
y asking

them questions.


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19

SECTION 4


Read the text below about wind power and choose А, В, C or D for each space
21
-
30. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


Where the wind blows


Man has been using the wind to power

machines since ancient times. (21)

…….
the first

century AD Greek engineer Heron of Alexandria 22)

…….
the first
wind wheel to operate a

machine
.

AD
,

the first windmills were developed to

pump water. Windmills dev
eloped
over the years, and people used them (23)

…….
grain and

do other useful work.



……. t
o
generate

electricity, which gradually led to (25)

…….
development of wind
farms worldwide.


However, wind turbines also have disadvantages: they are not only (26)

…….

by the
strength

of winds, but they are also dangerous for birds. That is why
wind energy
developer
s have
designed the BAT
,

a helium
-
filled balloon that
looks (27)

…….

a huge

flying
doughnut and
has

a wind turbine attached.
Instead of (28)

…….

three spinning blades on
top of a tower,
like wind

turbines,
a BAT floats at a greater height in the air. Up there
,
(29
) …….
bir
ds d
o n
o
t
usually fly
,

the wind is a lot stronger. It’s hoped tha
t these generators will

o
ne
day s
upply (30) …….
one

billion people in rural areas with electricity.




21.

A. On

B. At

C. For


D. In

22.

A. invented

B.

had
invented

C. has
inv
ented


D. was inventing

23.

A. grind

B. ground


C.

grinding


D. to grind

24.

A. previously

B. absolutely


C.
specific
ally

D. historically

25.

A. a

B. any

C. the

D. some

26.

A. affecting

B. affect

С. affected

D. having affected

27.

A. like

B. the same

C. at

D. similar

28.

A. have

B. to have

C. having

D. having had

29.

A. which

B. when

C. where

D. for which

30.

A. at first


B. at

la
st

C. at once

D. at least

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20

TEST 02


PART 2


WRITING





You saw the following online advertisement about a language school:


The Centre for Languages and Communication offers
full
-
time
and part
-
time foreign language courses to anyone who wants to
improve their language skills. For more information about the
languages on offer, lesson hours and fees, please visit our website
or send an email to our director of studies
,

Mr Heathe
rstone



Write an email of 80
-
100 words in which you:



say how you found out about the centre and say you are interested in
improving your level of English



describe your level of English and say why you want to attend
courses



ask about the cost and th
e number of students per class.



Write your
email

on your
answer sheet
.






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21

TEST
0
3


PART 1







READING AND ENGLISH IN USE


SECTION 1


Read the texts 1

-

6. What does each text say?

Choose the correct letter A. В or C. Mark your answers on your
answer sheet.


1.

BILL'S

STEAKHOUSE

We are the favourite hangout of celebrities!

Enjoy prime beef steaks and gigantic portions.

Book one of our private dining rooms, which can seat up to 60 people.

Perfect for business meetings or private parties.

Res
ervations advised during weekends and holidays!

Open 24 hours a day, 7 clays a week


A.


B.

You can hold an event for over 60 people here.

C.

The restaurant is closed on Sundays.


2.

HOTEL RECEPTIONIST




Are you

an outgoing person?



Can you speak two foreign languages well?



Do you like working with people?

If the answer is YES maybe you are the person we are looking for.

We need a rec
eptionist
for

o
ur top
-
class tourist hotel.

The

job i
nvolves shift
work
(
7 a.m
.
-
3 p.m., 3 p.m.
-
11 p.m. or 11 p.m.
-
7 a.m.)

Ca
ndidates must also be
available every second weekend.



A.

inv
olves work
ing night shifts.

B.

does
not

involve working weekends.

C.

requires basic knowledge of a foreign language.


3.


Hi Jason,

How have you been? Guess what? I've recently moved house. My new place
area. It's just been renovated, so everything's new inside.

The rent is also really low. By the way, the
re's a spare bedroom so I can

decide to visit.


Ben



A.

Jason has moved into a new house.

B.

Ben has bought a new house

C.

The house has been modernised.

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4.

Patagonia trekking
adventure holiday

Explore one of the world's most isolated and most beautiful
mountain areas! Choose this intense ten
-
day tour and you
w
ill
be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Patagonian peaks!
You will also get a chance to see ice

falling from the

spectacular glaciers and encounter unique wildlife.

Definitely well worth it!

Price: £1,800 including flights and four
-
star hotel

Departure: every Sunday from October to March


A.

I
.

B.

This holiday includes the cost of accommodation.

C
.

You can go on this holiday in the summer.



5.

MEDITATION

Suffering from stress?

Are your troubles affecting your concentration skills?

Our meditation classes will help you have a richer and deeper
experience of life.

You will develop calmness and peace of mind

and
reduce any feelings of stress.

Meditation is the answer to the hustle and
bustle of modern life.


JOIN NOW!


A.

Joining the meditati
on classes will help you gain more money.

В.

Meditation can help those who have a very busy life.

C.

Only people who have concentration skills can join this class.



6.

Come to Bridgewater's Green Festival!

At Bridgewater we pride ourselves on being among

the most
environmentally aware people in the world.

At this year’s Green Festival,
over 300 exhibitors will be offering eco
-
friendly services and products as
well as giving educational demonstrations.

Visitors will also have the
opportunity to buy vegetar
ian, vegan or organic food, which is both tasty
and good for the environment!

23
-
25 October




Bridgewater





Tickets £12


A.

The p
eople who live in Bridgewater should be made

aware of
the problems of the environment.

B.

During the
festival, visitors can choose from 300
environmentally friendly products.

C.

Bridgewater’s
Green Festival lasts for three days this year
.

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23

SECTION 2


Read the text about various people's reading choi
ces and answer the questions 7

-

12.
Choose А
,

В
,

C or D.

Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


READING FOR THE BEACH

by resident book reviewer Magda Dutch


It’s that time of year again. Everyone is dusting down their

travel bags, buying
the work
-
on the beach or elsewhere, catching up on reading fiction. This

year, among other
titles, I’m going to reread one of my all
-
time favourites, Henry Miller's
Big Sur and
the Oranges of Hieronymous Bosch
. For anyone not familiar with Miller's writing,
this is probably the best of his works to start with. It describes the

years he spent in
an isolated and very unconventional community. Miller writes about his interesting
encounters with some of the inhabitants, who seemed to agree with his unusual way
of thinking. His carefree spirit and his love for his children emerge in

this
part
-
autobiographical, part
-
philosophical

book.


O
f course, this type of
reading is not

necessarily one’s c
up of tea
,

so I asked a c
ouple
of my colleagues

to tell me about their summer
reading
preferences. Ben Blair, one
our sports
correspondents
,

ha
d this to say:


Whe
n I read
a book
,
I like to have
enough time t
, and the only opportunity

I ha
v
e to do this is when I
go on holiday. This year, I’m not really sure what I'm in the mood for
,
but more than
likely it will be
Fever Pitch

b
y Nick Hornby. I’ve already managed to read a couple
of pages. It's mainly about Hornby's own deep passion for football, and especially
the Gunners
-

Arsenal Football Club. Being from North London myself
,

I am an
avid fan of the Gunners too
. I
n every chapt
er
,
Hornby
describes a specific match and
how that related to what was going on
i
n his life at tha
t

time
.

Apparently, his
description of Arsenal’s last
-
minute

league win is so vivid that it is like experiencing
the moment all over again. So
, even though
I

have already got an idea of

what I’m
going
to read
,

I can

t wait to get my

nose into
it
!’





( LINE 24 )


'
The

choice
of our resident problem page Agony

Au
n
t,
July
Scowan
,

My favourite

book, without a doubt
, is
O
ne Hundred Years of
Solitude

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It s a book that the average reader needs to read
a number of times. It's not that it's a difficult read, but there are so many characters
involved
, i
n lots of different re
lationships, that sometimes it’s hard to keep track. I
had to keep going back a few pages to remind myself of this person or that situation.
However
,

Marquez has a way of involving you. The images he presents are so
colourful and lively, and his descriptio
n of Latin American culture with all its
superstitions is so vivid that you become absorbed in the book. I could easily
identify with the main character of the story, which really helps.


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I have to say I agree with Julie, having already read the book
.


So
,

whatever your choice, literature lovers
,

I wish you all a good solid read this
summer!




7.

How does the book reviewer feel about her holiday?

A
.

She's excited about getting a suntan.

B.

She's happy to do

different.

C.

She's looking forward

to spending time reading.

D.

She

s unsure about where to go.


8
.

What does the book reviewer say about Henry Miller?

A.

He lived in isolation all his life.

B.

He didn't think in an ordinary way.

C.

His writing style changed over the years.

D.

He studied
philosophy.


9.

What do we learn about Fever Pitch?

A.

It refers to events from the writer’s life.

B.

It's written exclusively for fans of the Gunners.

C.

Most parts of it are fiction.

D.

It focuses on Arsenal's victories.


10.

What does the word

it


in line
2
4

refer to?

A.

Ben's holiday

B.

a cup of tea

C.

Fever Pitch

D.

Arsenal's league win


11.

What is Julie’s opinion
One
Hundred Years of

Solitude
?

A.

She likes the fact that

th
ere are many

char
ac
ters.

B.

The writing fully e
ngages the reader.

C.

The
plot is quite
uncomplicated.

D.

She finds the

superstitions very strange.


12.

What is true of the book
re
viewer?

A.

She only has enough time to read when on holiday.

B.

She has to read
for
work, but she doesn't get the same enjoyment.

C.

She believes He
nry Miller's book will be enjoyed by all readers.

D.

She thinks
One Hundred Years of Solitude

is a very good novel.

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25

SECTION 3


Read the text below about Helen Keller, and decide if the statements 13
-
20 are
TRUE
or
FALSE
according to the text.

On your
answer sheet, mark:

A if it is true
,

В if it is false.


AGAINST ALL ODDS


In
1
,

she suffered a severe
illness that eventually left her without the senses of sight or hearing.

It also left
her without the abilit
y of speech. As Helen could not go to school because of
her condition, her parents hired Anne Sullivan, a twenty
-
year
-
old teacher, to
teach her in their home in Alabama, USA.


her

gave her a doll and slowly
finger
-
s
pelt the word

doll


on the palm of her hand using the manual alphabet.
Helen found this finger play

v
ery

interesting and tried to imitate i
t. It
did not
we
ver, she had no idea that sh
e
was spelling words
or t
hat these words represented
th
e objects around her.




It took h
er

several weeks
,
often filled with

frustration, to understand that
everything has
a name
. One day, her
teacher

w
as trying to teach her

the
difference

mug


and

water

. Helen,

unable to tell them apart,
threw
her doll

in a rage and broke
it into many pieces. Her t
e
a
ch
er the
n

took her to the
well house in the garde
n

and

placed her hand into a cool stream.

At the

same
time she finger
-
spelt the word

water’ on the palm of Helen's
other hand. At that
moment, the mystery of language started to become more familiar.


Another difficulty Helen had to overcome was the meaning of abstract words
such as

love

, which referred to feelings or situations instead of objects
. Her
teacher finge
r
-
spelt the word into her hand and Helen reacted by asking,

What
i
s

lo
ve?


An
ne replied by placing her h
and over
Helen

s h
ea
rt and said,

It is
here

. Helen became confused and started asking

lots of
questions
i
n order to
discover what
‘l
ove


actually was
. Unfortunately, despite her teacher's
responses, she could not understand a
nd became
very impatient.

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A day or so later, when Helen was trying to string some beads of various sizes
-
spelt the word

thin
k

.
Helen instantly realised that this was the name of the abstract process that was
going on in her head. In the same way
,

she tried to find the meaning of the word

love
’.

When the sun came out from behind a cloud
,

Helen
insisted
,
‘Is

this not
love?


were in the sky before the sun came out
. ‘
You cannot touch the clouds, but you
can feel the rain,


she told her.

In the same way
,

you cannot touch love, but you
can feel the sweet
ness that it pours into everything.


Helen immediately
understood this beautiful truth and felt that her spirit was somehow connected
to the spirit of her teacher and everyone around her.




13.


As a result of her illness
,
Helen Keller couldn't hear, see
or talk.


14.

Helen did not immediately understand what Miss Sullivan was trying
to do with the finger
-
spelling.


15.


Miss Sullivan's lessons were always satisfying for Helen.


16.


J
ust before Helen broke her doll
,

Miss Sullivan put her hand in water.


17.

The word

love


was difficult for Helen to understand because she
couldn’t touch it.


18.

Miss Sullivan finally helped Helen understand the meaning of the
word

love


when she compared love to the clouds.


19.


Helen learnt how to communicate by finger
-
spell
i
ng words.


20.


Helen’s teacher can best be described as being insensitive.



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SECTION 4


R
ead the text below about hackers and choose А, В, C or D for each space
21
-
30. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


The rise of the hacker


Hackers are
usually associated (21)

…….
criminal activity. If a hacker is
mentioned in
the news,
(22)

…….
were stolen. However, many

hackers are more interested in finding
the weak points of a site (23)

…….
steali
ng. Although

some might do it to

(24)

…….
their amazing code
-
cracking skills, they nonetheless force

companies and organisations (25)

…….
their products in terms of online
security.


For instance, last year, a hacker discovered a serious flaw in
a company’s

He found out that anyone could steal files from their customer
database
without

(
26)

…….
difficulty. As soon as he realised this, the hacker
(27)

…….
the company an em
ail
describing

the problem, and the company

(28)

…….
to fix

the problem.
I
nterestingly
, i
n

recent
years,

some hackers

(29)

…….

jobs by many well
-
companies,

s
.
The
se le
ga
l

hackers don’t

just make sure
passwords (30)

…….
be cracked
.
They mai
n
ly

t
est

s
ites by

thinking the way an

i
llegal hacker would, while
earning money along the way.




21.

A. to

B. with

C. about

D. in

22.

A. attachments

B. files

C. equipment

D. property

23.

A. rather than

B.
instead

C. as opposed

D. in order to

24.

A. put up

B. put off

C. show off

D. show up

25.

A. improving

B. to have improved

C. improve

D. to improve

26.

A. particular

B. important

C. necessary

D. unusual

27.

A. had sent

B. send

C. was sent

D. sent

28.

A. forced

B
.
wa
s forced

C. had been forced

D. were forcing

29.

A. offer

B. have been
offering

C. have been offered

D. have offered

30.

A. would not

B. cannot

C. should not

D. may not

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TEST 03



PART 2







WRITING





You have seen the

following
advertisement and you would like to
i
nvite
your English friend on this holiday:




Come to Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth,
with twenty
natural parks, eight biological reserves and a series of
protected areas
.
Visitors can choose from horse riding, mountain
hiking and guided bird
-
watching tours
.

They can also visit
Tortuguero National Park, home to thousands of plants and animal
species, a
nd see where sea turtles lay their eggs every year
.



W
rite an email of 80
-
100 words in which you:



invite your friend



say what you can see and do there to convince your friend



suggest when to go and how long to stay.


W
rite your
email

on your answer sheet.





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29

TEST
0
4


PART I









READING AND ENGLISH IN USE


SECTION 1


Read the texts 1

-

6. What does each text say?

Choose the correct letter A, В or C. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.



1.


TREKKING IN PERU

Do trekking holidays sound too challenging for you?

They don’t have to be.

We offer a variety of trekking holidays for all levels, starting
-

the traditional
pack animal of the Incas
-

will carry your backpack whi
le you
admire the magnificent views. Personal guides are also
available, but please make arrangements well in advance.



A.

This trekking holiday is not suitable for experienced trekkers.

B.

Trekkers without experience can ride llamas for part of the
trip.

C.

You need to make a reservation before the trip if you want your own guide.


2.



Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Learn the moving story of the twelve million people

who arrived in America through the golden gates of the island.

Don’t miss the Great Hall, where those arriving had to wait for medical
examinations and permission to enter the country.

The American Immigrant Wall of Honor, which contains

over 500,000 names can also be found here.

Accessible by ferry only.


gives you free admission to the Statue of Liberty.


Visitors…


A.


B.

can get to the museum only by boat.

C.

need special permission to enter the Great Hall.


3.


Hi Jimmy,

How are you? You mentioned in your last email that you wanted to move
house. How's that going? Anyway, there's a really cool adventure holiday on
offer at my travel agent's. Are you interested? It's in July and it's fairly cheap.


Dave


Dave



A.

has recently moved house.

B.

suggests that they go on a package holiday

C.

has booked an adventure holiday

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4.

o
r
o
ur clinic in the town centre.

Applicants must be university graduates with good computer skills and
fluent in English and French.

You will be required to work afternoon hours, from Monday to Saturday.

Send your CV to: bromleyd
e
ntists
@
gubtr.com


The applicants



A.

do not need any qualifications.

B.

w
ill be taught how to use computers.

C.

will be given

one day off a week.



5.

ONLINE LANGUAGE EXCHANGE

We make language learning easier.



Firs
t
, create your profile, describing yourself.



Next, say which language(s) you speak, describing your

level: native,
fluent,

i
ntermediate or beginner. Say which lan
guage(s)

you want to lea
rn.

Fi
nally
,
choose the ways in which you would prefer to contac
t
y
o
ur

language
partner via email, face
-
to
-
face or through o
ur chat de
vice
.


It’s

a
s simple as that
. Sign up today and start exchanging languages!



A.

You have to speak more than one language to be able to join.

В.

You will be asked to describe your language partner’s level.

C.


language partner in

person if you want.



6.


Student fitness programme

St
art

losing

t
hose po
unds! Book an appointment with one of our

h
ealth experts


ideas for the gym and more
!


Planet Fitness helps students lose weight by …

A.

selling healthy cooked meals.

B.


C.


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SECTION 2


Read the text below about Albert Einstein and answer the questions 7

-

12.

Choose А
,

В, C or D. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.

EINSTEIN:
THE TRUTH BEHIND THE MYTHS

Although it is true that many highly intelligent people are not appreciated during
-
scientist Albert Einstein. His
death, on 18 April 1955, shocked not only the scientific commu
nity but the whole
world. Since then, his fame has continued to grow. Today, there are many widely
believed

facts


about him as a character and as a scientist, but not all of them are
actually true.

Myth no.1

Today
,

Einstein is most famous for hi
s theory
of relativity and most people thin
k
that

t
his

won him the Nobel Prize in Physics

in 1921.
However, at the time


and

in
deed, for m
any
years afterwards


the

theo
r
y of
re
lat
iv
ity was considered
unproved
.
He was actually awarded this Nobel Prize fo
r his w
ork

on the moveme
nt

of energy


Myth no.2

It is often claimed that

Einstein was a weak st
udent in ma
thematics. Nothing,
however,
could have been further from
the truth. It is sa
i
d

tha
t E
instein began to teach
himself

a
dvanced math
ematics at the age of 12
-

y
e
ars before his classmates. Although
no one

really knows where this rumour came from, one popular explanation is that
Einstein

s school changed its grading system so that the highest mark for one year
became the lowest mark for
the next. Thus, under the new system, it wrongly appeared
that Einstein failed many of his classes in earlier years.

Myth no.3

It is

also

thought

that Einstein failed his

college

exams. Although it
is

true that he
failed the entrance exam for the Swiss Fed
eral Institute of Technology in Zurich, this
doesn

t
quite tell the whole story. While education at the Institute started at 18
,

Einstein was only 16 when he sat the exam. The myth doesn't mention the fact that he
failed only because of poor marks in subje
cts such as French and biology; his maths
and physics scores were excellent.

Myth no.4

It
i
s often believed that geniuses never make mistake
s
. In

f
act, Einstein made a
great many. His greatest mistake (according to Einstein
hi
mself
,

at least) was accepting
that the

universe was fixed rather than expanding. However, though the theory was
incorrect, scientists today believe that its mathematics could actually be used to
explain other theories about the universe.

Myth no.5

This last myt
h has some truth to it: Einstein had an unusual personality. According
to many reports, he had several strange habits. Among other things, he liked to go
sailing when there was no wind because he found it more interesting, and he refused to
wear socks.

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Wit
h or without the myths
,

Einstein is generally considered one of the most
important scientists in modern history. Aside from his work in physics, he also used his
fame to make a difference outside of the scientific community. He offered money to
the war eff
ort
-

most famously, around $6 million from the sale of a handwritten copy
of his notes on relativity (an incredible amount in 1944
,

which showed just how
popular he was with the public at the time)
-

and spoke out in support of equal rights.



7.

What
does the writer say about Einstein’s death?

A.

It finally made people appreciate him as a scientist.

B.

It was an event which affected many people.

C.

Many reports of his death were not true.

D.

The cause of his death was unknown.

8.

Why is it often
believed that Einstein was award
ed a Nobel Prize for his


theory
of relativity?

A.

Nowadays this theory is considered to be Einstein

s most important work.

B.

It was the only theory he had tested at the time.

C.

The theory was published in the same yea
r as the Nobel Prize.

D.

Einstein had found more proof to support relativity than his other theories.

9.

What is usually accepted as the reason for the myth that Einstein was not


good at mathematics?

A.

He once got the lowest possible mark for maths.



B.

He didn't start to study maths until he was 12.



C.

He changed schools many times

D.

His school's marking system changed

10.

According

to the text, why did Einstein fail his college entrance exam?

A.

He was weak in some subjects.



B.

He failed bec
ause of his age.


C.

The exam was written in French.



D.




11.

Which of the following

is true
of Einstein’s mistake about the expansion


of the universe?

A.

Scientists nowaday
s have
pro
v
ed

that his theory was
correct after all.

B.

Although the mai
n theory
was w
rong,
the mathematics is still useful.

C.

Einstein never admitted t
hat he had
made a mistake.

D.

The theory
was

correct
but Einstein made a mistake in the mathematics.

12.

Why does the writer mention how
muc
h one of Einstein’s handwritten


manuscripts was sold for?

A.

to show how popular Einstein was

B.

to prove that he supported the anti
-
war effort

C.

to show how the value of money has changed since those days

D.

to prove that Einstein didn

t really
care about money

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SECTION 3


Read the text below about house swapping, and decide if the statements 13
-
20
are
TRUE
or
FALSE
according to the text.

On your answer sheet, mark: A if it is true
,

В if
it

is false.


A home away from home


Everyone has at least
one story of a bad hotel experience. Small rooms, no hot
water or horrible service can be

enough to ruin a holiday. What is more, the
rising costs of hotel rooms or even just the lack of familiar home comforts can
put travellers off booking a hotel. There
is a solution: you can spend your
holidays at home. No, not your own home
-

someone else

s. In return for

that
stranger stay in your house
-

in other

words
,
swap homes.




work, a company which
manages
such house swaps, runs

a website
wher
e
homeowners can offer t
h
eir h
ouse

to travellers (house

swapper
s
)

and
,

in
tu
rn, s
earch for the holiday o
f
t
h
eir

d
reams
.

Ea
ch
advert includes a description
of the h
ou
se, several phot
os,
info
rmation about

loc
al attractions
,

dist
ance
from
public transport and anything e
lse

that migh
t be of interest
to possible house

swappers. They can
also list the countries they t
hemselves are int
erested in
visiting
-

although
most simply want to
go anywhere,
anytime.


A
lthough h
olidays like this were always an optio
n, the
opened up new possibilities. In the past, the process

i
nvolved complicated

Nowadays, all this
can be done at the click of a button, and it

s much easier to browse all the
options available.

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Lea
ving your h
n
ger might sound risky, but
,

so
far
,

the
company has
not reported any cases of theft or

ser
ious damage by
a
house swapper. Of course, acc
idents do happen

-

but guests are usually h
a
ppy to
replace anything they break. In most ca
ses, there is
house swappers: while they are staying in your house
, you

are staying in theirs

-

and they are hoping
th
at you will treat their belongings with respect. In the end
,
both swappers treat the house they stay in as though it were their own.


A house swap can actually be safer than leaving your home empty. Both
research and common sense show that empty houses are at a greater risk of
burglaries: with a house swap, your guests occupy your house and keep an eye
on things. Having someone at home e
very day also prevents disasters
-

for
and the living room is now underwater. In some cases, house swappers even
agree to feed each others






13.

Travel
lers can often find hotels disappointing.

14.


15.

want to travel.

16.


17.

No H

18.

House swappers usually treat the house they stay at with respect.

19.

Research has shown that empty houses are less likely to be broken into.

20.

House swapping can be a solution for t

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35

SECTION 4


R
ead the text below about Yumel, a Japanese doll, and choose А
,

В
,

C or D for
each space 21

-

30. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


YUMEL DOLLS


When we think of dolls, young children are usually what (21)

…….
to
mind.
However, a company

in Japan has successfully produced a robotic doll for the
elderly. The doll, called Yumel
,

is the same
(22) …….
and size as a small baby
boy, can say 1.200 phrases and reacts when he is touched and held. Yumel
comes from the word
y
ume
,

which means
dream
. The doll was named this way

because he is the (23)

…….
nighttime companion. He has even been referred to
as a

healing

partner

, because he helps elderly people (24)

…….
healthier and
stronger.


Yumel was designed

to communicate with and keep his owner company. He is

(25) …….
to tell

what time h
i
s owner usually wakes up and goes to sleep. The
doll can also speak to
th
e owner after

a quick pat on the chest. Apart from

(26)

……. ‘
good morning


and

good

ni
ght’, he can
also ask

questions like:

(27)

…….
your teeth today?



So
,

why make a doll (28)

…….
older people? The most important reason is

t
hat
i
n

Japan there

are (29)

…….
older people and a growing percentage of the
m are
livin
g (3
0)


……. .
If this

continues, there will probably be an even greater
need for dolls

like Yum
el in
the
future
.



21.

A. goes

B. brings

C.

come
s

D. runs

22

A. character

B. weight

C.

expression


D. appearance

23.

A. excellent

B. favourite

C.
well
-
k
nown

D. ideal

24.

A. turn
into

B. change into

C
.

be
come

D. develop

25.

A. capable

B. able

C. w
illing

D. powerful

26.

A. say

B. tell

C.
telling

D. saying

27.

A. Have you
brushed

B.
Do you brush

C. Had you brushed

D. Would you
brush

28.

A. about

B. to

C. among

D. for

29.

A.

many more than

B. m
ore than

C. the most

D. more and more

30.

A. lonely


B.
alone

C. own

D. together


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TEST 4


PART 2


WRITING





You have read the following post on a travel blog and want to write

a comment giving your opinion:


Hi everyone! You
won't believe it, but I'm in Ecuador with some
friends! It was a last
-
you know
,

I'm a nature lover at heart, and Ecuador is one of the most
biodiverse countries in the world.
There

are lots of tours here, on
whi
ch everything is arranged for you, but we’re thinking of
exploring the area ourselves. What do you think?



Write a comment of 80

-

100 words in which you:






give the writer some

advice on what to do during his trip



wish the writer a good time.


Write your comment on your answer sheet.



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37

TEST 05


SECTION 1


Read the texts 1

-

6. What does each text say?

Choose the correct letter A, В or C. Mark your answers on your answer
sheet.


1.

Our hospital is looking
f
or caring and hard
-
working nurses.

Our nurses work in small t
e
ams with doctor
s
, support workers and

other experts, a
nd
ey

make a

big difference
to people

s
liv
es. Candidates must be willing to work

mornin
g
,
afternoon and
evening shift
s
and
be

available at some w
eekends. It w
ould be an
advantage if candidates had their o
wn car.


To apply for this job, candidates should



A.

expect to work every other week

B.

be able to work well in groups.

C.

own a means of tr
ansport


2.

Pia
n
o Lessons for Parents
*

and Kids!

B
oo
k a unique course of piano lessons with your child

and spe
nd

some
special quality time together while having fun! Reasonable
p
rices and

a 20% discount on all courses of 10 lessons booked

befor
e 30 March.

Contact Christine Berridge on 0141 496 0069 any evening after 6 p.m.
to

arrange a free lesson.


* One parent only please, as the piano can seat only two.


A.

The lesson

is for a maximum of four people including the teacher.

B.

T
here is a
special price
i
f 10 lessons are booked before 30 March

C
.

F
ree lessons are only held after six o' clock in the evening.



3.

Tom,

How are you doing? I just wanted to give you the conference date, as
promised. It's the 22n
d
, and we will have to use public

there, as my dad will need the car.

John


A.

John

s father will attend the conference.

B.

John will borrow his dad

s car to drive to the conference.

C.

John won't be able to drive to the conference.


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4
.


Apple Cake

1.

Preheat the

oven to 350 °F (175 °С).

2.

Grease and flour a medium
-
sized cake tin.

3.

l
.

4.

In a large mixing bowl, mix the oil, eggs and vanilla together
.

Add the app
l
es and sugar and stir well.

5.

While
stirring, add the dry ingredients and then the nuts.

6.

Pour into the cake tin and bake for 45 minutes.


A.

The cake should be baked in a large cake tin.

B.

The nuts should be added after the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

C.

The cake must be baked

at 175

°F
.





5.

COME AND SEE SANTA!

St Andrew's Primary School Christmas Bazaar

on Thursday, 6 December

(3 p.m.
-

8 p.m.)

Christmas games * Homemade cakes * Glitter tattoos *

Raffle

Entrance: £1 adults (includes one drink and a mince pie)

Free
entrance for children under 12.

Gift bags for everyone.

All profits go to Seaview Children's Home.



A.

The money raised will be given to St Andrew’s Primary School.

B.

All adults must bring drinks and mince pies.

C.

Everyone will receive a present.




6.

Susan
,



You still
haven
’t said if

you are coming for dinner on my birthday. The
restaurant says I need

to

confirm the number by tomorrow. Everyone
know? Also
,
since

some of my
f
I

have
made sure there will be lots of non
-
meat options
.

Carol



Carol is writing to



A.

tell Susan she is planning a dinner on her birthday.

B.

confirm that there are some foods Susan does not eat.

C.

remind

Susan that she has to reply to her invitation.

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SECTION 2


Read the text below about tornadoes and answer the questions 7

-

12.

Choose А, В, C or D. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


TORNADOES

A tornado is a powerful storm which travels across land

and creates a column of air
which reaches up to the clouds. Although the extremely high wind speeds are
deadly, the real danger with tornadoes comes from
t
accurately predict when or where they will happen. This means tha
t, in many cases,
it is not possible to warn people quickly enough for them to leave the area or take



Tornadoes are difficult to predict
b
ecause

they form so quickly and unexpectedly.
The

weather conditions that lead to a
tornado

are not always the same. So
,
weat
her

that would be expected

to
create a
torn
ad
o

does not actually produ
c
e

one
.
One

factor

that seems to lead to a tornado
i
s

wh
e
n winds which blow at d
if
feren
t

speeds me
e
t

an

m
ove i
n c
ircles.



On
c
e a

tornado to
uches

the ground, it begins

to pull in anything in its path
: rocks,
branches of tr
e
es,

cars, parts of
buildings, and even whole house
s.
Tor
nados
usually

25 and 1
40

mph, although strong ones reach sp
eeds

of 200
or even 300 mph.


Some
areas are more likely to be hit by tomatoes than others
; the United States, for
example, sees over 1,000 tornadoes every single year. The worst tornado in US
history occurred in 1925, and is now known as the ‘Tri
-
State Tornado’, as it covered
a record breaking distance of 219 miles across three separate states
: Illinois, Indiana
and Missouri. This tornado stayed on the ground for three and half hours, killing 695
people, and causing millions of dollars’ worth of damage.


In those days, tornado prediction didn't really exist. There had been some studies
many yea
rs earlier, which suggested possible weather conditions which could lead
to a tornado, but v
ery little
had been done since. Weather programme
s

would not
forecast tornadoes, becau
se
an
inaccurate

warning might cause
public

panic
.

T
h
e
T
r
i
-
State Tornado opene
d ma
ny people’s eyes to the danger of ignoring
torn
ados
and
also confirmed some
of

the
w
eather conditions that were likely to result in
a
tornado.


Since

then, a great deal of work has focused on understanding and predicting
tornadoes. Today, experts use s
atellites, radar and computers to follow storms
around the world, allowing them to warn people fairly

quickly if any tornadoes
develop. If a tornado like the Tri
-
State Tornado happened today, at least four
weather stations would be watching it develop and
would send out warnings, first
for heavy storms, then for the tornado. With today’s technology, many more lives
would be saved.

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As technology advances, the accuracy and speed with which tornadoes can be
predicted may improve, but it is probable that there

will always be room for
mistakes. Even once a tornado is created, it is not always possible to see In advance
which areas will be affected by it. It may be that the only way to ever really predict a
tornado will be through observation, which means that th
e focus will be on sending
out warning messages as early and as quickly as possible. Currently, the average
tornado warning time is around thirteen minutes; with new technology able to
observe each storm more closely, experts will hopefully be able to incr
ease this
time.


7.

According to the text, tornadoes are considered so dangerous because



A.

the winds travel at different speeds.

B.

there is little chance of predicting them.

C.


D.

they cover such large areas.

8.

There is a greater risk of tornadoes when



A.

winds blow at great heights.

B.

-
100 mph

C.

air moves towards the ground.

D.

winds travelling at different speeds meet.

9.

The Tri
-
State Tornado



A.

travelled at 219 mile
s per hour.

B.

was the 1,000th tornado that year.

C.

affected an unusually large area.

D.

was the third tornado in the same state.

10.

In 1925, weather forecast programmes



A.

didn’t think tornadoes were dangerous.

B.

did not actually exist.

C.

didn't bel
ieve the Tri
-
State Tornado predicti
ons.

D.

were unable to give accurate prediction
s
.

11.

Tornado prediction today



A.

uses four weather stations to watch
storms
.

B.

can tell which storm
s
wil
l beco
me

t
ornado
s.

C.

reliable.

D.

only
observes storms

in high
-
risk areas.

12.

According to t
h
e te
xt the aim for
future tornado prediction is to



A.

come up with
m
ore th
eories
about tornado creation.

B.

prevent tornadoes
from h
appening.

C.

give even earlier warnings of tornadoes.

D.

be able to

predict the routes of tornadoes.

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SECTION 3


Read the text below about a famous researcher, and decide if the statements

13

-

20 are
TRUE
or
FALSE
according to the text.

On your answer sheet, mark:

A if it is true
,

В if it is false.


Jane of the
jungle


Jane Goodall is a naturalist whose work with chimpanzees led to many
discoveries about their behaviour. She is famous for bringing to light new
understanding of chimps, and for showing how similar to human beings they
really are.


Jane's interest i
n animals started at a very young age. When she was two
,

her
father bought her a toy chimpanzee. Family friends thought such a scary toy
would frighte
n
the young girl, but she immediately fel
l in
love

with it. By the
time she was 9, despite

h
aving

never be
en to Africa, she had already dec
ided
that she would one day go to live w
ith
animals.



Jane left school at 18,
a
nd began t
o

save up for the trip to

Africa that s
h
e
h
ad
been dreaming about

since she wa
s a child
.

She eve
ntually

travelled to Kenya,
and it
w
a
s

there that

a
n
thro
po
l
o
gi
st
and
archaeologist.

This

meet
ing marked the beginning
of her

career
: Jane impressed

Dr Leakey so much that
he made her his

assistant.


Dr Leaky
believed that a study of

chim
p
anzees
,

which were so similar to
human beings, could explain many things about early human development.
Even though Jane had never had any scientific training, he encouraged her to do
a study with a group

of chimpanzees at Gombe Stream National Park in
Tanzania.
Jane was delighted at the idea of studying the animals in their own
env
ironment.



Jane

s
j
ob
w
as to watch the chimpanzees and r
ecord their
activities
.

In the
beginning, the
c
him
ps were fr
ightened of her and even
tried to scare her
away.
Slowly, however, t
hey
accepted
her. After a while, she was able to
sit with them
as
though she was just another

chimp and
she began to notice things that no
one
had
ever seen before. She realised that their behaviour was very human: they
showed emotion by hugging and kissin
g each other or patting each other on the
back, and they got angry with each other, just like human beings.

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Jane's most important discovery was when she saw a chimp using a stick to eat
insects. Up until that point, scientists believed that only human bei
ngs were
intelligent enough to use tools
-

but Jane watched a chimp take a stick, break off
the leaves to make it easier to hold, and use it to pull insects out of the ground.


Scientists at Gombe are still continuing Jane's work. Jane herself eventually l
eft
the jungle to travel and teach people about chimpanzees. She works to protect
chimps and their natural environment, and educate the world about how
important it is to respect nature.









13.


Jane changed the way that many people thought about
chimps.


14.


Jane had visited Africa several times by the time she was 9.


15.


Jane travelled to Kenya because Dr Leakey had promised her з job


16.


Jane was asked to do research on chimpanzees.


17.

The chimpanzees were very friendly towards Jane when
they first
saw her.


18.

Chimp behaviour includes some body language which is similar to
that of human beings.


19.


Scientists at the time did not know how clever chimps actually were


20.


Jane still carries out her research at Gombe.




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SECTION 4


Read the text below about alternative holidays and choose
А, В,
C, or D for
each space 21
-

30. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


ALTERNATIVE


HOLIDAYS


When school finishes for the summer, most students like to go to places

(21) …….

they can have fun. But not everyone is like that. There are teenagers
who actually prefer going to special camps where they can learn survival

(22) ……. . These camps accept teenagers between 16 and 18 but no younger,


Tee
nagers spend their days taking part
in

extreme sports, like scuba diving, and

(23) ……

skills that will keep them alive
if

they find (24) ……

in

danger.

The
campers are divided
i
nto groups and their leader (25) ……. wake them up at six
o'clock every morning t
o (26) ……. excursions to mountains, lakes and other
places, where the campers learn to survive under difficult (27)

……. .


during which the groups can practise (28) ……. they have lear
nt. The group

camp book. The members of (29) ……. winning group get a medal. These
camps are ideal for teenagers who are (30) ……. to get out there and have

some extreme fu
n.


21.


A. which

B. who

C. where

D. that

22.

A. skills

B. tips

C. standards

D. activities

23.

A. developing

B. knowing

C. participating
i
n

D
. seeing

24.

A. them

B. one

C. out

D. themselves

25.

A. has to

B. cannot

C. would

D. needn't

26.

A.

have

B.

go

on

C. take up

D.

do

27.

A. periods

B. conditions

C. things

D. ways

28.

A. some

B. which

C. every

D. what

29.

A. his

B. her

C. the

D
. those

30.

A. fond

B.

keen

C. used

D. active


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TEST
5



PART 2


WRITING




You have received the
following email from your English friend, Sandy:




Hi
!

I need your advice! I saw this nice pair of tra
in
ers on
a
n online
shopping website the other day
.

They look really cool
a
nd
a
re
unbelievably cheap
.

I I've

never bought anything online, so I don't
know how safe it is. I mean
,

I’d have to use my dad's credit c
a
rd
a
nd I wouldn't w
a
nt anything b
a
d to happen! Do you th
in
k I should
go
a
he
a
d and buy them or just w
ai
t for the s
a
les
a
nd buy another
pa
i
r from the sho
ps?

Thanks

S
a
ndy





Write an email of 80
-
100 words
in which

you



say what you think your friend should do



say whether you have any experience of online shopping



tell her your opinion on online shopping.


Write your email on your answer sheet
.







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TEST

0
6


PART 1





READING AND ENGLISH IN USE


SECTION 1


Read the texts 1

-

6. What does each text say?

,

В or C. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


1.

PUDDING RECIPE

In a
saucepan, mix sugar, cocoa and flour.


Remove from the heat and stir in some vani
ll
a.
Pou
r into two bowls.

Cover and
refrigerate until chilled. This recipe is enough for two people.


A.

The milk must be added quickly to the sugar and cocoa mixture.

B.

The vanilla must be added after the mixture has boiled for 2 minutes.

C.

The dessert must be eaten immediately.


2.

Flying from London today?

Volcanic activity from Iceland has resulted in a cloud moving across
the UK. As a result of this, some morning flights have been cancelled,
and we expect that most of today’s flights will be delayed. You are
advised to contact you
r airline for more information before you travel
to the airport.


A.

Today's morning flights from the UK to Iceland have been cancelled.

B.

Passengers flying from London today must contact their airline before
their flight.

C.

There will be no flights toda
y because of the volcanic activity in Iceland.



3.

WARNING

Skating
-

Biking Park

No vehicles allowed beyond this point.

Skate or ride at your own risk.



A.

The park will not be responsib
le for any injury.

B.

You are not allowed to skate or ride without protective clothing.

C.

You can drive in one part of the skating
-
biking area.


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4.

WEIGHT LOS
S

TIPS

• Eat small snacks, not full meals, every three hours so you never


feel hungry.



Drink water before your meals. Once you've eaten, you should


wait 1
-
2 hours before you drink water.

• Try not to eat after 7 pm.

• Don't skip breakfast or lunch.

• Try to exercise in the morning on an empty stomach to burn


fat faster.


What shou
ld you avoid if you want to lose weight?

A.

drinking water as soon as you have had your lunch

B.

jogging before breakfast in the morning

C.

having snacks regularly throughout the day



5.

SAILING


sailing trip,
we are here to help you make your dreams come true.

At Blue Waters, we offer daily sailing lessons either for beginners or
more advanced levels.

Special prices for groups.


A.

The lessons are not suitable for those who have no experience in
sailing.

B.


C.

You can have lessons any day of the week.



6.

Bro
a
dstone Family Club

Saturday, 15 December 10.00
-
20.00

Take the stress out of your last
-
minute Christmas shopping!

ing ready for the holidays, your kids can
join us for an afternoon of fun either at our kid’s gym or at the arts lab.
where we play Christmas games and make Christmas cards and
ornaments. All children aged 5
-
10 welcome!

Cost: £20 per child

Family group discounts available


A.

The
cl
ub will help you with your Christmas shopping
.

B.

Groups of brothers and sisters pay less
.

C.

Teenagers are welcome to attend
.


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SECTION 2


Read the text below about cave painting and answer the questi
ons 7

-

12.

Choose А, В, C or D. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


STONE AGE ART


Cave art has been found all over the world and, interestingly, often shows
surprisingly similar designs and drawing techniques. Artwork made with black or
coloured

paint or scratched into rock has been found in caves in Africa
,

Australia,
Europe, America and Asia.


is

actually art at all. This early art is simply patterns on stone, created by making a
series of small round holes, known as 'cupules'. Some of the patterns that have been
found contain only a few cupules
,

but others contain hundreds. As with most cave
art,

examples of cupules can be found all over the world and no one really agrees on
what their exact purpose was. The oldest are in two ancient caves
in

India, and date
back to at least 290.000 BC. However, while this
is

as far back as today's technology
can
date them. It Is possible that these patterns are actually even older
-

possibly
from as long ago as 700.000 BC Some specialists believe that when technology
advances to the point where It can place objects at dates even further back Into the
past. It will

reveal that many such patterns are far older than was previously thought.


The majority of surviving cave art comes
in

the form of colourful painted pictures of
animals. A few also show human beings, and patterns and symbols can be found as
well. One unus
ual form of cave art
is

a pattern of hand shaped designs. It appears
that to form these hand patterns, artists simply placed their own hand against the
wall and blew paint over it through a hollow bone. Then, when they removed their
hand, the wall around t
he shape would be covered
in

paint and a hand shape of blank
stone would be left
in

the middle.


it

would
probably

have
taken a great deal of time and attention. Cave paintings
,

in

particular, were
probably
more advanced forms of art than, for example, cupules
.

Artists would have used
many tools to achieve the right effect, and put a great deal of effort
into

creating their
-

whateve
r
could be found in the local area. Because of this, different colours can be seen in
different regions
-

for example, ancient African artists used a blue paint

which

is not
seen in European cave art. In the beginning, drawing was probably done with
fingers, then with brushes made from animal hair or feathers, solid crayons' of paint
or
,

as
i
n the case of hand art
,

by blowing paint at the wall
.


One important question
is

why Stone Age people created art In the first place. A lot
of art was created
i
n areas that were difficult to reach
-

for example, either high up
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on the wall or deep at the back of the cave
-

and most people agree that this shows
that artists wanted the
ir

work to be safe from accidental damage and to last a long
important than just
simple decoration. One
id
ea is that the pictures were used for teaching
-

for example,
to show children how to hunt.

Other experts argue that the art was actually just
decoration, but that
it

was a way of decorating caves which were used only for
special events and ceremonies Another suggestion is that artwork such as the
symbols or handprints were used to help people f
ind their way safely through dark
tunnels.



7.

What ar
e

cupules?

A.

stones that have been used for art

B.

small round holes made in stone

C.

the people who made cave art

D.

coves found in India


8.

According to the second paragraph, technology will one
day be able to



A.

help us understand why cupules were created
.

B.

discover hidden cave art.

C.

find the age of Stone Age caves.

D.

date objects back to oven further
in

the past.


9.

Most of the cave art discovered so f
a
r shows



A.

symbols and shapes.





C.

patterns of hands.

B.

figures of human beings.



D
.

pictures of animals.


10.

How did Stone Age artists make hand patterns?

A.

by drawing around their hand with paint

B.

by cleaning paint off the stone with their hand

C.

by putting a hand on the
wall and blowing paint around it

D.

by painting their hands and placing them against the wall


11.

Why, according to the fourth paragraph, was blue paint used
i
n Africa but
not
in


Europe?

A.

The materials for the paint were not found
i
n Europe.

B.

E
uropean cave art was not very advanced.

C.

African artists preferred different colours.

D.

The European landscape was less colourful than the African one.


12.

According to one theory, cave art



A.

shows pictures of special events In the past.

B.

pointed
out safer paths through a cave

C.

was meant to be temporary.

D.

was created by children who were too young to hunt.

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SECTION 3


Read the text below about wallabies, and decide if the statements 13

-

20 are
TRUE
or
FALSE
according to the text.


On your
answer sheet, mark: A if it is true
,

В if it is false.


WALLABIES FAR FROM HOME


Wallabies, small animals which belong to the kangaroo family, come from
Australia and Tasmania
.

Surprisingly, they can also be found 9
,
000 miles away
from their usual home. In fact, one species, the red necked wallaby (so called
because the fur around its neck is a dark orange colour), can be found living
wild
in

several locations around Great Britain and the British Isles.


One of these
places
is

the Isle of Man
,

a small Island in the Irish Sea
.

Part of the
Island
i
i
t is in this area that a 'mob'
of wallabies (the proper name for a group of the furry creatures) have made
their home
.

Although th
e exact number of wallabies on the Island
i
s not known,
they are seen often enough to make
it

clear that they are doing very well
in

their
new land.


Of course, these creatures did not appear on the island by themselves. It
is

believed that a pair of walla
bies escaped from a wildlife park
i
n the 1970s and
began to live wild
in

the countryside. As
red
-
necked

wallabies only live for
around fifteen years, the fact that wallabies
are

still found
i
n the area today
just

goes to show how well the species has adapt
ed to the different conditions.


Unlike bigger kangaroos, which typically live
in

dry
,

open areas, wallabies
need forests of trees and green plants
-

which makes the Isle

of Man the perfect
place for them
.
However, other aspects of their new home proved mo
re
challenging: average temperatures on the Island can be around 3
º
C during the
winter months
.

To survive the colder winter, the wallabies have adapted to
grow thicker coats of fur
,
and also learnt to hide
i
n thick plants to keep warm
.


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As the wallabies


is

made up of grass and plants, some people were
originally worried that they might

overeat


i
n the area and leave no food for
other animals So far
,

however, there is no sign of this. This could also be
because many large plant
-
eating animals which
live
i
n the rest of the UK
-

such
as deer, for example
-

are not found on the Isle of Man. This means that
wallabies ar
e

the only creatures keeping the plants under control, and take on
the same role that deer naturally perform in the rest of Britain.


Int
erestingly, there have been several reports of red
-
necked wallabies living
wild
in

and around the UK
, i
ncluding on Lambay
,
a privately owned Island off
the coast of Northern Ireland, and on the Scottish Island of Inchconnachan.
Some originally came from pa
rks, like those on the Isle of Man. while others
were
introduced

into the areas by landowners
.

However, they are still an
unusual sight
i
n the British countryside.





13.

Red
-
necked wallabies are the only wallaby species found
i
n Great Britain

14.

Althoug
h wallabies live on the Isle of Man
,

no one has ever seen one.

15.

All wallabies living on the Isle of Man today were born
in

a wildlife park.

16.

Kangaroos prefer to live in areas with thick forests.

17.

Red
-
necked wallabies have had to adapt to deal with

lower temperatures
.

18.

There
is

no evidence that wallabies use up too much of the food supply
.

19.

Without wallabies, deer would not be able to live on the Isle of Man
.

20.

People have seen wallabies
in

various places across the UK.




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SECTION 4


Read
the text below about the modern lifestyle and choose А, В, C, or D for
each space 21
-

30.



THE ACTIVE COUCH POTATO


Our lifestyle today means that we spend a lot of time (21)

…….
-

in front of a
computer or TV,

at a desk, or even in a car. In fact, chances are, you’re sitting
down right now.


As we are always being warned (22)

…….
how unhealthy this kind of lifestyle
is
,

some

people try (23)

…….
as much exercise as they can in their free time.
Usually, these peop
le

become healthy. (24)

…….
for them,

the damage has already been done; for
these

active couch potatoes

, a couple of hours at the gym is not enough to
balance out many hours (25)

…….

sitting in
a chair.


Biologically, human beings are not designed to spend long (26)

…….

of time

s
itting down.

F
or good health,
we

(27)

…….


be involved in light exercise and
activity thr
o
ug
hout
the

d
ay. Some experts suggest (28)

…….

10
,
000 steps
(counted by a
smartph
one

ap
p)
during

the course
of

a day
,

while others advise
-
3 minutes (29)

…….


half an hour
.

Another recommendation is
to drink plenty of water
-

not just because
it’
s good

for

you
anyway, bu
t

because
30) ……. !



21. A. sit

B. to sit

C. by sitting

D. sitting

22. A. with

B. for

C. about


D.

over

23. A. and fitted in

B. to fit in

C. t
o have fi
tted

in

D. having fitted in

24. A.
Unfortunately

B. What is more

C. Unl
ikely

D. Helpfully

25. A. spending

B. to spend

C.

spe
nt

D. spend

26. A. stages

B. hours


C. period
s

D. quantities

27 A.

should

B. will

С
. m
ау

D. could

28. A. to walk

B. walking


С
.

we walked

D. walk

29. A.

each

B.
in

C. to

D. every

30. A. again

B. usually

C. often

D. time

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TEST 6



PART 2














WRITING





You have
received t
he following birthday
card from an English friend

on your birthday.


H
і there!

H
appy birthday!

I’m

hope you like
. How
are you going to spend your day? Whatever
you do, have a great time
! Also
, have you realised we haven't seen
each other in two years?

,

Ma
her in the summer
.
What do
you think? Anyway, happy birthday again!

Je
ssica




Wri
te an email of 80
-
100 words to your friend in which you:


thank her for the present and say you were surprised to receive it


ng to use it






Writ
e your email on your answer sheet.










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TEST
0
7


PART 1


READING AND ENGLISH IN USE


SECTION 1


Read the texts 1

-

6. What does each text say?

Choose the correct letter A
,

В or C. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


1.

Fully qualified teachers of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
needed for our evening classes.

Education: a university degree

Experience: at least 3 years

Travelling i
nvolved, driving licence necessary

Email your CV to
[email protected]


Interviews 30 September


All applicants



A.

should expect to begin working in September

B.

must have no fewer than three
years teaching experience

C.

must own a car and be willing to travel


2.

To clean the coffee maker, follow these steps:

1.

Mix one cup of white vinegar and two cups of water.

2.

Put a filter in your coffee maker.

3.

Pour the mixture into the water tank.

4.

Turn on the coffee maker and let the mixture run through.

5.

Throw away the filter and mixture.

6.


7.

Repeat steps 1
-
6 with just water.


The second time you do the process, …

A.

you should use just vinegar.

B.

you should us
e the filter you used the first time.

C.

the coffee maker should not be warm.


3.

CAR PARK

We offer 30 minutes of free parking in the green zone to everyone.

If a vehicle without a parking sticker remains in the car park for longer,

it will be removed a
nd a £70 parking fine will apply. Drivers who have

bought a parking sticker may park in all zones for as long as they want.


A.

You must have a sticker to park for free in the green zone for 30 minutes.

B.

Drivers who have bought a sticker can park in any
zone they want.

C.

Free parking in the green zone is only available to drivers without stickers.

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4.

Hi Mary,

Just wanted to say I had a really great time at your place on Tuesday,


and I am so sorry Bella knocked over that lovely vase with her tail.

She is normally really calm... She must have been very excited to see

you. Please ask your mum where she got it so I can replace it this weekend.

Sonia


A.


B.

oke
.

C.

Sonia visited her friend Mary last weekend
.




5.

HA
LL
OWEEN SCARY DRAWING COMPETITION

All drawings must be

a) no bigger than 9 x 12 inches




b) about Halloween.

Everyone attending the celebration will have the

chance t
o v
ote
f
or three

winners, who will receive prizes.



All drawings w
ill

be exhibited on 31 October, at the
Glass Gallery

Submit drawings by 23 October!



A.

The drawings must be at least 9 by 12 inches in size.

B.

The people who go to the cele
bration will decide who the winners are.

C.

All drawings must be sent in by 31 October.



6.

You are invited to
j
oin family and friends at a surprise dinner party to
celebrate the
50
th wedding anniversary of Arthur and Gladys Be
rri
dge.
Saturday
, 18
December, 2016
-

Drinks

6.00 p
.
m.

Bu
ff
nner

7.00 p
.
m
.

T
he

Rive
rsi
de Inn. Walton Plac
e

Hosted by their children
,


No gift is necessary but, if you are cons
idering one
,

a donation may be
made to Wal
t
on Children's Home.


A.

Guests must inform the couple if they plan to attend.

B.

On the day of the party, drinks will be served before the meal.

C.

All presents must be given to Walton Children s Home.


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SECTION 2


Read the text below about the moon and answer the questions 7

-

12.

Choose А. В. C or D. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.


THE


LUNAR


EFFECT



The moon has always seemed mysterious to mankind.

Almost every civilisation
has its own stories of the moon, and most of these mention the Idea that it
influences human behaviour. As the moon travels around the Earth, it reflects
light in different ways, and this makes its shape look different. These cha
nges in
shape are called the phases’ of the moon. Since ancient times, people have
believed that these different phases control changes in people's moods and
feelings; it is not by chance that the word ‘lunacy’, meaning crazy behaviour, was
formed from the

Latin word for the goddess of the moon, ‘Luna’. The same word
also gives us the modern word ‘lunar’, meaning related to the moon.


In particular, many cultures believed that the full moon, when the moon is at its
biggest and brightest, brought out a

bad
side’ in people and encouraged them to
do crazy or terrible things. This is known as the

lunar lunacy effect

. The ancient
Greeks even tried to explain this scientifically. As they were aware that the
different phases of the moon affected the movement of
the ocean. It seemed a
natural conclusion that the human body, which they knew was made up of around
sixty
-
five percent water, would also be affected by its power. The belief that the
full moon was a time for
crime
s and other bad things to happen also beca
me
connected to stories of human beings who were able to turn into wolves.
According to the stories, these creatures, known as werewolves, transformed
whenever there was a full moon, and ran around the countryside destroying
anything they found. Although t
he earliest stories of this kind came from ancient
Rome, belief in werewolves was especially strong du
ri
ng the Middle Ages, when
mysterious crimes were often explained away as being the work of such creatures.


Now that mankind better understands science a
nd the universe, many of these
beliefs have been forgotten. However, even today, the idea of lunar lunacy
continues to survive in various forms. Many people still believe that crime rates,
traffic accidents and even animal attacks all increase on nights
wi
th

a full moon,
even though research proves that they do not. Some claim that those with medical
conditions suffer more on these nights, and that many patients behave unusually.


Some researchers believe that, before human beings began to use curtains and
artificial lighting at home, the phases of the moon would indeed have affected us.
Studies on animal behaviour have shown that many creatures change their
activities depending on how big the moon is; some small animals feel less safe in
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its bright light, f
or example, and stay closer to their homes. So, lunar lunacy, some
argue, may be something left over from our prehistoric past, when mankind slept
outdoors. On nights of a full moon, the brighter light would result in poor quality
sleep or keep people awak
e altogether, leaving our ancestors as rude and
bad
-
tempered the next morning as any modern
-
day individual who hasn’t had
enough sleep.



7.

Many ancient societies believed that …

A.

all crimes happened during a full moon.

B.

the phases of the moon
affected people's behaviour.

C.

they should avoid looking at the full moon.

D.

the moon had its own moods and feelings.

8.

What does the term

lunar lunacy

mean?

A.

the different phases of the moon

B.

the movement of the moon around the Earth

C.

the godde
ss of the moon

D.

crazy

behaviour related to the moon

9.

The ancient Greeks made a connection between the sea and the human
body because



A.

they believed that bodies took water from the sea.

B.

both contain large amounts of water.

C.

they wanted to
explain the way the sea moved.

D.

both are related to movement.

10.

What does the writer say about werewolves?

A.

The first stories about them existed in ancient Rome.

B.

They were seen in the Middle Ages.

C.

They were responsible for many unsolved crimes.

D.

People didn't
believe i
n them until recent years.

11.

According to the third paragraph, during a full moon



A.

physical
injuries do not increase
, but mental problems do.

B.

accidents are more likely to happen

C.

there is no
increase in
the number of c
rimes committed.

D.

there are a greater number of animal attacks.

12.

What did researchers discover by watching animals at night?

A.

Most animals don't like bright light because
i
t hurts their eyes.

B.

No animals go outside during the full moon.

C.

When th
ere is less light, many animals act unusually.

D.

Some animals change their behaviour when the moon is brighter.


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SECTION 3


Read the text below about robots, and decide if the statements 13
-
20 are
TRUE
or
FALSE
according
t
o the text.

On your
answer sheet
, mark:

A if it is true
,


В if it is false.




ROBOTS AT WORK



In 2000, after more than twenty years of study, research and development, the
Japanese company Honda presented its first humanoid robot (a robot that l
ooks
like a human being), ASIMO. ASIMO is quite unusual because it can walk, run
and climb. It can carry objects, recognise faces and voices, and even respond to
them. It moves at a speed of around 9km/h; this might not sound terribly fast,
but it really i
s amazing that a robot can run at all. ASIMO has made several
public appearances over the years and, on each occasion, it has managed to
impress its audience.


While it may be a long time before we start to see robots working for us,
ASIMO shows that this
is at least a realistic idea. Robotic workers would be
extremely useful. Robots like ASIMO could be used as ‘robot carers’, looking
after the elderly or even just keeping them company. Because of this, some
engineers are beginning to focus on the appearanc
e of humanoid robots: they
hope that future robots will be able to imitate human expressions and body


Humanoid robots could also be used to make dangerous jobs safer for human
workers. Ther
e are many people who still work in dangerous environments
-

for
instance, those who rescue survivors of earthquakes or other natural disasters,
human workers in these situation
s. Sending robots in first to bring a situation
under control could mean that many human lives would be saved.



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Some people worry that putting robots to work would leave fewer jobs for
human workers. In fact, this can already be seen in many areas: in fac
tories, for
example, robots have replaced human workers in many boring or unskilled
jobs. While this may worry some employees, the advantage for employers, of
course, is that robots can work a 24
-
hour shift without needing breaks.


Really, though, we need
job. While robots like ASIMO are an exciting beginning, the cost and time of
developing such advanced robotics means that it will probably be a long time
before robot colleagues become part of every
day life.





13.


ASIMO is very impressive because it is able to run.


14.


ASIMO does not always perform well during public appearances.


15.


Future robots may be used to help the elderly.


16.


ASIMO is able to show emotion and copy human expressions.


17.


In unsafe situations, robots would not be very useful.


18.

In dangerous jobs, humanoid robots will always need to work with
human workers


19.


Robot workers have already begun to
r
eplace human workers in

some areas.


20.


It is unlikely that in th
e near future a factory will have a staff of

robots only
.



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SECTION 4


s

and choose А
,

В
,

C or D
f
or
each space 21

-

30. Mark your answers on your
answer
.




Midlands Secondary School


|

After
-
School Arts Programme | Health and Safety Rules


the art and
design

facilities.


Use machines responsibly!

Before

(21)

…….

any electric machines
teacher. (22)

…….
students are using machines, they must tie up their hair and
remove any
jewellery
. Protective glasses must also be worn. Some machines
(23)

…….
only be operated by a teacher.

Wear gloves!

Students
must wear gloves when using any materials which (24)

…….
strong
chemicals. Gloves

can be found next to the sink and should be put
in

the
recycling
bin

by the door when you (25)

…….
with them.

No food or dr
ink!

Food and drink
i
s strictly (26)

…….
.

Befor
e you leave the art room, remember
to wash your hands.

Put things back

(27)

…….
you found them!


…….
places after
being used
.

Any

messes or spills should be cleaned up (29)

…….
.


Remember,
this
is

a workspace with dangerous materials and machinery
.

Act
responsibly
:

do not run or play games and
,

above all
,

treat (30)

…….
students
with respect.


21
.


A.
to

use

B. the use

С. using

D. use

22.

A. Through

B. While

C. For

D. During

23.

A. would


B. might

C. could

D. may

24
.


A. contain


B. r
eceive

C. allow

D. hold

25.

A. are finishing

B.
have finished

C. finished

D. will finish

26.

A. refused

B. forbidden

C. denied

D. punished

27.

A. where


B
. if

C.

there

D. when

28
.


A. real


B
. true

C. original

D. certain

29.

A. c
l
osely


B. immediately

C. exactly

D. shortly

30.


A. one another

B. others

C. another

D. other

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TEST
7



PART 2














WRITING









You have seen the following advertisement and want to apply for the
job
:





ASSISTANT GROUP LEADER REQUIRED TO WORK

AT AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE CAMP

-

Must be responsible and have good communication skills
.


-

Must be at least 16 years old and speak English fluently
.


-

Previous experience working with children preferred
.

Ap

Cambridge, CB
1

2TN, United Kingdom



Write an
email

of 80
-
100 in which you:



say you are interested in the position



describe the qualifications that make you an ideal candidate



ask for
information about dates, hours and duties.




Write your email on your
answer sheet
.






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TEST 08

ONLINE PRACTICE TEST B2


SECTION 1

Read the texts 1
-

6. What does each text say?

Choose the correct letter A,
В
or C.


1.










A.

The text is about an event in Norway.

B.

The text is about winter resorts in Norway.

C.

The text is about
making instruments from ice.


2.



Dorothy Jane Stirling and Mark Gill

request the pleasure of your company at their wedding on

Saturday, 21 June 2016

A garden ceremony will take place at six o'clock in the evening at:


followed by delicious food, music and dancing.

RSVP to [email protected] by 21 April 2016.

For guests who are coming from abroad, we suggest

The Red Fox Inn or Bridges Hotel for
а
accommodation
.



The wedding guests …..

A.

are all travelling long distances.

B.

are all requested to provide a response one month before the wedding.

C.

are all invited to the reception after the wedding ceremony.


3.



Dear Michael.

Thank you for the invitation!
I’m definitely in. You know I love hiking and I’ve
always wanted to visit Patagonia, so this is the perfect trip for me. However,
I'm currently very busy studying for exams so it would be great if we left after
the New Year, say, the first Sunday of Januar
y. If this is OK with you too, let’s
go ahead and book the tickets.

Best regards, Jonathan


Jonathan …..

A.

asks Michael to suggest a date for the hiking trip.

B.

invites Michael to join him on a hiking trip.

C.

mentions why he would like to go on the
hiking trip.


ACCOMMODATION

GEILO SKI RESORT

GALLERY

CONTACT US




Come to Geilo in Norway for a unique experience!

The Ice Music Festival celebrates the winter with the world's first ice
orchestra, featuring Ice Instruments like trumpets and cellos. Depending
on the weather, the ice instruments sound a little different each year.

So, every year, the results

are a surprise.

Click
here

for more information.

Book

now and take advantage of our special offers for groups, families and
seniors.

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4
.



SMARTPHONE USER GUIDE


Do not

use non
-
approved USB cables.




Do not

expose device to extreme temperatures, as this may affect its
performance.


Do not

use sharp objects, such as pens, to scroll down the screen.

• If the device gets wet,
do not

try to blow
-
dry it or place it in a microwave.


The text …..

A.

gives users instructions on how to protect the battery of the device.

B.

warns users against action that may harm the device.

C.

gives users information about
the device.



5.



В
RAW STUDENTS’ THEATRE

Pinocchio

Auditions:
3
-
4 June, 9 a.m.
-

9 p.m.

at Valencia Amphitheatre, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

Actors will be reading from the script which will be provided

at

the auditions. For more information, send an email to
[email protected]

BRAW STUDENTS’ THEATRE
is a theatre company founded by students.


What does the classified ad provide information about?

A.

what the actors will be expected to do

B.

when the acto
rs will be selected

C.

the roles the actors will be auditioning for




6.



TOMMY’S BURGERS

to celebrate the opening of our second restaurant in the city centre,

we are offering all our dishes half price on Saturday, 8 April.

Come try delicious burgers
options. Free fresh juice with all dishes.


TOMMY’S
offers special prices on all lunch menus daily


from 11 am
-

3 pm

• Book our burger party room for up to 20 people.

Reservations: 01632 960

315


A.

Yo
u can book the burger party room for over twenty persons.

B.

The restaurant offers a discount during certain hours every day.

C.

You can try some of the dishes free of charge on 8 April.



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SECTION 2


Read the text below about Valentine’s Day and answer the questions 7
-

12.



VALENTINE’S DAY


There are many theories regarding the origins of Valentine’s Day. A possible origin
of Valentine’s Day dates back to an ancient Roman festival called ‘Lupercali
a’. It
was, among other things, a young couples’ festival. The names of young girls were
written on slips of paper and placed in bowls on the eve of the festival. Young men
would draw a girl’s name from the bowl and the two would then be partners for the
d
uration of the festival. After a young man had drawn a girl’s name, he would wear
it on his sleeve for a week, and that’s how the expression ‘to wear your heart on your
sleeve’ was born. It means that you openly show your feelings and emotions rather
than
keep them hidden. The customs of the Lupercalia continued during the Middle
Ages.


Another explanation for the origin of Valentine’s Day, which seems to be the most
popular one, dates back to third
-
century Rome. At that time, Rome was involved in
to join the

army. He assumed that the reason why Roman men weren’t joining the
army was because they did not want to leave their wives and families behind.
Claudius, therefore, decided not to allow any more marriages. A great number of
people thought this new law was

cruel and refused to obey it, so they went to a man
found out what Valentine had been doing, they arrested him and condemned him to
death.


While he was waiting for his senten
ce to be carried out, many young people went to
the prison. They would throw flowers with notes up to his window telling him that
they agreed with him about the importance of love. One of these young people was
the daughter of a prison guard. Her father al
lowed her to visit Valentine in his cell,
and they would sit and talk for hours. She kept his spirits up by telling him that he
had done the right thing by ignoring the emperor’s orders. On the day he died, 14
February AD 269, Valentine wrote a note to the

girl thanking her for her love and
support and signed it ‘Love from your Valentine’. This started the custom of
exchanging love messages on Valentine’s Day.


There are many traditions and stories related to Valentine’s Day. Birds are often
used as symbols

of Valentine’s Day. Doves, for example, are symbols of loyalty and
love because they mate for life. It used to be thought that if a woman saw a robin
flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a
sparrow, she would ma
rry a poor man but she would be happy; if she saw a
goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.


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So, next time you girls see a bird fly overhead on Valentine’s Day, remember
-

Prince Charming might be waiting round the corner on his white horse to take you
a
way.



7.

It is agreed that Valentine’s Day celebrations …..

A.

used to be called Lupercalia.

B.

began in the Middle Ages.

C.

are of uncertain origin.


D.

were not allowed in ancient times.


8.

What is true about the Lupercalia festival according to the
text?

A.

It was only a young lovers’ festival.

B.

Men would marry the girl whose name they drew from a bowl.

C.

A certain custom gave rise to an expression used today.

D.

Slips of paper with girls’ names on them were placed in bowls on

the day of the fest
ival.


9.

Why did Claudius think that men didn’t want to join the army?

A.

There were many bloody wars at that time.

B.

They didn’t want to be separated from their wives.

C.

Their wives didn’t allow them to.

D.

They wouldn’t be able to find a wife afterwar
ds.


10.

How did many people react to Claudius’ law?

A.

They welcomed it.

B.

They stopped getting married.

C.

They treated people who disobeyed it in a cruel way.

D.

They ignored it.


11.

What happened when Valentine was in prison?

A.

He received support f
rom many people.

B.

He received many visitors in his cell.

C.

He stopped believing in love.

D.

He continued performing wedding ceremonies.


12.
The woman who visited Valentine in prison …..

A.

was a relative of his.

B.

wrote him a love note.

C.

expressed
her support.

D.

knew the emperor personally.


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SECTION 3


Read the text below about advancements in surgery, and decide if the
statements 13
-

20 are TRUE or FALSE according to the text.


CUTTING
-
EDGE TECH


Computers are becoming more and more powerful, while at the same time
their head. Google Glass is a computer fixed to a pair of glasses. It
displays images on the wearer's glasses,
while allowing them to see through the images at the same time. The lens of the
glasses has a display like a smartphone and responds to voice commands, which
basically means that the wearer can ask their glasses for

now entered the field of healthcare.


In 2012, Google Glass and VIPAAR (Virtual Interactive Presence in
Augmented Reality) were used by a team at the Unive
rsity of Alabama in
Birmingham, USA, to perform one of the first virtual reality operations in the
world. Thanks to this invention, this particular operation involved the
participation of a doctor who was actually not present. Here’s how it worked:
during
the operation, the camera in Google Glass was constantly sending
images to another doctor in Atlanta. The remote expert could then advise on the
process, for example, by putting his hand over a special mat in his office to
e seen by the operating surgeon.


The effects of this technology on surgery are remarkable. A remote expert is
now able to guide a less experienced doctor, or help an experienced colleague
in a complicated operation. As more specialised doctors will be inv
olved in the
decision
-
making process, this may mean many lives could be saved. The
technology also enables doctors to see medical information on their glasses,
such as a patient’s X
-
rays, a warning that a patient is allergic to an antibiotic, or
live infor
mation, such as a patient’s blood pressure. It can also be used to
broadcast an operation live, using remote video support, which allows doctors
and medical students to watch top surgeons at work and learn new techniques.
The great thing is that it all hap
pens instantly, unlike with Skype or video
communication, in which doctors exchange information, but not in an
interactive way.


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Though it is still early days, the combination of Google Glass and VIPAAR is a
significant advancement for the future of medici
ne and will soon be widely
used. It will not only provide doctors with assistance, skills and education, but it
will also reduce the possibility of human error.



13.

There is a smartphone attached to Google Glass.

A.

True

B.

False


14.

Google Glass can
react to human speech.

A.

True

B.

False


15.

One of the first virtual reality operations was carried out in Alabama.

A.

True

B.

False


16.

Inexperienced doctors cannot take part in operations using Google Glass
and VIPAAR.

A.

True

B.

False


17.

Google Glas
patient.

A.

True

B.

False


18.

Google Glass is used with Skype.

A.

True

B.

False


19.

The technology described in the text is already being used in many
hospitals around the world.

A.

True

B.

False


20.

Use of Google Glass and VIPAAR means fewer mistakes may be made by
doctors.

A.

True

B.

False

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SECTION 4


Read the text below about William Shakespeare and choose
А, В,
C or D
for each space 21
-

30.



WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE


William Shakespeare, born in

1564, is one of the greatest writers ever and one
(21) … had an important role in the development of the English language. He
was born and (22) … up in Stratford
-
Upon
-
Avon, Warwickshire, and in his
early twenties, he moved (23) … London to work as an ac
tor and writer. He
wrote most of his works (24) … the years 1589 and 1613. In 1613, he actually
returned to his hometown, where he died three years (25) … .


Shakespeare is well
-
known for his plays, particularly tragedies, (26) … as

and
K
ing Lear
; however, his comedies and histories, like
The
Tempest

and
Richard III

are also well liked. He (27) … new words and phrases
that we still use today, centuries later. (28) … , the phrases ‘forever and a day’
and ‘break the ice’ are Shakespeare’s.


His plays, sonnets and poems are still popular all (29) … the world. They are
taught in schools and universities and have been (30) … into many different
languages.



21.

A. which

В.
who

C. what

D. where

22.

A. raised

В.
grown

C. brought

D. picked

23.

A. to

В.
into

C. for

D. from

24.

A. from

В.

C. among

D. for

25.

A. later

В.
after

C. before

D. ago

26.

A. such

В.
so

C. like

D. including

27.

A. created

В.
had created

C. was creating

D. has been creating

28.

A. Still

В.
For example

C. Unlike

D. Although

29.

A. through

В.
in

C. over

D. throughout

30
.

A. performed

В.
changed

C. written

D. translated


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ONLINE PRACTICE TEST




B2







WRITING TASK


PART 2




You received the following email from your friend, Jason:



Hi! My friends and I will be travelling around Ukraine

next week visiting different cities. If you think there is

an interesting event in your town that we should not miss,





Write
an email

of 80
-
100 words in which you:



tell him about a particular event



say when and where it takes place



give your general impression of the event.


Write your email on your answer sheet.






(

www.dpa2016.com.ua.html

)

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ANSWER SHEET







B2







TEST






PART 1






READING AND ENGLISH IN USE




SECTION 1





SECTION 2





SECTION 3



SECTION 4

1

A

B

C

7

A

B

C

D

13

A

B


21

A

B

C

D

2

A

B

C

8

A

B

C

D

14

A

B

22

A

B

C

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ПОЛЕ ЕКЗАМЕНАТОРІВ


УВАГА,

писати в полі екзаменаторів заборонено!


Content and Communicative Message

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PART 1

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PART 2


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GO FOR UKRAINIAN STATE EXAM


B2



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ANSWERS





B2






TEST 01








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TEST

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TEST

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TEST

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TEST

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TEST










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