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CAE Use of English- TEST 1

For Questions 1-12 read the text and then select the correct answer, A, B, C or D. There is an example below: (0) A reason B POINT C fact D logic Phobias The (0) ... of Phobia Awareness Week is to highlight the difficulties that many people (1) ... in everyday situations. It is important to (2) ... between a fear and a phobia. It's (3) ... usual for all of us to have our own peculiar fears, for example being anxious around snakes or nervous about flying. However, only a very small proportion of us actually have a phobia of these things. When these fears begin to (4) ... you embarrassment or you feel that your life is being disrupted then you would be wise to (5) ... treatment for what could potentially be a phobia. By far the most (6) ... phobia and potentially the most disruptive is agoraphobia. The word derives from Greek and (7) ... means 'fear of the marketplace' but we apply it today to describe a distressing (8) ... in which people (9) ... going outside because of the awful feelings of anxiety that arise. Treatment of phobias usually consists of the patient (10) ... behavioural therapy during which they gradually get used to being near the object or the situation that causes them fear. Drugs may be (11) ... to treat anxiety and many people opt for alternative therapy such as acupuncture or hypnosis to help them come to (12) ... with their fear and conquer it. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 A A A A A A A A A A A A face choose very cause explore standard precisely illness dodge undergoing released acceptance B B B B B B B B B B B B confront distinguish absolutely make hunt average specifically condition avoid taking issued terms C C C C C C C C C C C C meet select quite create search normal literally disease miss experiencing certified realisation D D D D D D D D D D D D join pick truly give seek common exactly injury slip doing prescribed comfort

II. For questions 1-15, read the text below and type the word which best fits in each space. Use only one word in each space. There is an example below: (0) is Stress Stress (0) ... often called a 21st century illness but it has always been with us if perhaps (1) ... different names. These days we regard stress (2) ... a necessary evil of modern living. Yet stress is not negative and without (3) ... we would not enjoy some of the highpoints in life (4) ... as the anticipation before a date or the tension leading (5) ... to an important match. All these situations produce stress but (6) ... you can control it and not the other way (7) ... you will feel stimulated, not worn (8) ... Unlike these situations, which are generally positive and easier to deal with, sitting in a train (9) ... is late, (10) ... stuck in a traffic jam, working to a tight deadline are (11) ... harder to manage and control. Stress is now recognised as a medical problem and as a signficant factor (12) ... causing coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and a high cholesterol count. Patients are often unwilling to admit to stress problems (13) ... they feel they are a form of social failure and it is important that symptoms (14) ... identified in order to avoid unnecessary suffering. So what should we be looking out for as danger signals? Common signs of stress are increased tiredness, irritability and (15) ... inability to cope with certain situations. III. Read the text and then write the correct form of the word on the right. There is an example at the beginning: (0) knowledge Turn A Hobby into a Business

It is not (0) unusual to make a hobby pay for itself even if initially you had no (1) ... of turning it into a business. Depending upon the hobby, the necessary (2) ... can be expensive and the idea of (3) ... offering items up for sale can at the very least help pay for the hobby. For those looking to make a profit on their (4) ..., these days an audience for products can range from the local to the truly global. Some hobbyists begin by donating a piece of work to a (5) ... sale just to see how quickly and (6) ... it sells. Local shops can be the next outlet for items, often the step taken by those making things like hand-made greetings cards for instance. And for the truly ambitious, websites like eBay enable the hobbiest to reach a (7 ) ... audience. As with any business idea, an honest (8) ... should be undertaken regarding the demand for the work and the price the customer is prepared to pay in (9) ... . However, do not forget the degree of personal (10) ... as well.

USUAL INTEND EQUIP OCCASION

CREATE

CHARITY PROFIT

WORLD APPRAISE REAL SATISFY

IV. For questions 1-5, think of one word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences. Here is an example: Could you do me a ........and hold the door open while I bring in the shopping? All those in ........ of the proposal please raise your hand. After being out of fashion for years the painter is now in ........ with the critics. Example: FAVOUR Q1 John has just taken up the ........ of Marketing Manager at a local college. He put me in a really difficult ........ asking for money when he knows I'm not very well off. The yoga teacher told everyone to remain in a standing ........ for 30 seconds. Q2 Apparently, the police are going to ........ the man with assault following that fight the other week. I couldn't get the car to start this morning and finally had to ........ the battery as it had gone flat. The company have been asked to submit a proposal outlining how much they will ........ for the consultancy work. Q3 During the tutorial I was asked to give my........ of the portrayal of the main character in the film. There was a wonderful ........ from the hotel window, which looked out over beautiful countryside. Our son couldn't see the game as his ........ was blocked by the people in front. Q4 I had a real ........ of achievement when I passed the exams and got my degree. I don't see the ........ of going all the way into town when we can buy the dress locally. Paul has a great ........ of humour and always has everyone in the office in fits of laughter.

Q5 It wasn't my ........ - the vase just fell off the table. There was a ........ with the computer and we had to take it back to the shop to get it repaired.

The manager is always finding ........ with people and complaining about the quality of their work. V. For questions 1-8, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between three and six words, including the word given. 1. Apparently, the restaurant in town has been bought out by someone else. UNDER I hear the restaurant in town .........................................
2. Sarah cried her eyes out immediately she was told she'd failed her driving test. BROKE Sarah ........................................ soon as she heard she'd failed her driving test. 3. The Government recently said our problems are the fault of the worldwide economic slowdown. PLACED The Government have ........................................ the worldwide economic slowdown for our problems. 4. You led me to believe the job was mine if I wanted it. IMPRESSION I ........................................ that the job was mine if I wanted it. 5. He would never have guessed that at the age of 17 he would be playing for his country. LITTLE ........................................ that at the age of 17 he would be playing for his country. 6. Feel free to telephone if you have any further problems. CALL Do not ........................................ if you have any further problems. 7. When you do decide what you want to do please let us know. MIND When ........................................ what you want to do please let us know. 8. Do you mind if I come over to see you later? OBJECTION Do you ........................................ coming over to see you later?

TEST 2

I. For Questions 1-12, read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space. There is an example below: (0) A series B ISSUE C programme D release Sound Advice for Language Learners A recent (0) ......... of a language learning magazine has consulted a number of experts in the (1) ........ of second language acquisition. Their advice may prove invaluable for those (2) ........ a language course. One suggestion is that you (3) ........... whether you are likely to be successful at learning a language. Did you enjoy studying languages at school, for example? Do you have enough time to learn a language? The major (4) ........ will be your own time and effort. Therefore you must make sure that the course on offer leads to a (5) ........ qualification. Also, be realistic in your (6) ...... . If you don't set achievable aims you are more likely to give up. Do not be deceived (7) ........... thinking that the most expensive courses are the best. (8) ........... around to get the best possible value for money. You should also bear in mind that the quicker you learn a language the more quickly you forget it. Sandra Miller, a French teacher, tried to teach herself German by enrolling on a (9) .......... course. Already fluent in four languages and with a sound knowledge of teaching methodology her chances of (10) ............ progress were high. Three years (11) ........ she remembers very little. She feels her biggest mistake was not to follow (12) ............ her first experience. "I should have consolidated what I'd learn by continuing to study, even if it were by myself." 1 A 2 A 3 A 4 A 5 A 6 A 7 A 8 A 9 A 10 A 11 A 12 A domain wondering assess charge recognised sights by Nose rapid achieving on up B branch B thinking B review B cost B understood B ends B about B Push B crash B doing B forward B on C field C looking C balance C price C valued C objects C into C Run C quick C gaining C from C through D D D D D D D D D D D D area considering survey valuation regarded goals in Shop fast making onward out

II. For questions 1-15, read the text below and write the word which best fits in each space. Use only one word in each space. Pre-History That fragment of pottery, that little piece of bone or the remains of an early human tool are (1) ... often the only evidence we have of our early history. However, (2) ... a consequence of the work of archaeologists and others in this field, we have (3) ... the years built (4) ... an extremely good understanding of early human development. This is the case (5) ... the fact that there is no written evidence of the period we term Pre-History. (6) ... is startling to note is that this period, which predates the invention of writing, accounts (7) ... 99% of human existence. It was (8) ... this time that discoveries that shaped the human race were made, early settlements created that (9) ... to become our major cities and (10) ... general was the time when the very foundations of human civilisation were laid. The evidence of our pre-history can be found everywhere, from remnants of human existence buried deep in the ground (11) ... ancient pathways and burial grounds. The first and easiest place to start your exploration of prehistory is of (12) ... your local museum, particularly (13) ... you are interested in discovering more about the area where you live. You may (14) ... have a local archaeological group that would be prepared to let you work (15) ... a volunteer. III. Read the text and then write the correct form of the word in CAPITALS to complete the gaps. There is an example at the beginning: (0) knowledge

21st Century Workplace The economy of the 21st century will be based on skills and (0) ... according to a recent report. KNOW The study shows that throughout this century there will be more jobs in the workplace for those with (1) ... QUALIFY and the right skills, and fewer jobs for those with none. The best (2) ... will be one that can demonstrate a level EMPLOY of academic or (3) ... achievement that can enable the VOCATION individual to support their CV with evidence of desirable personal qualities. As (4) ... and GLOBE technological advances make typical working practices redundant (5) ... employees will need PROSPECT to show various personal attributes. As well as wanting people who are flexible, companies are also looking for evidence of (6) ... ADAPT It is also (7)............ necessary to be an excellent INCREASE communicator as the majority of (8) ..... make their ORGANISE profits from the skills of people selling their goods as much as from the producers themselves. The new economy is here to stay and unless businesses show the (9) ... to adapt they may find they WILL are (10) ... according to the authors of the report. SUSTAIN IV. For questions 1-5, think of one word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences. Here is an example: Could you do me a ........and hold the door open while I bring in the shopping? All those in ........ of the proposal please raise your hand. After being out of fashion for years the painter is now in ........ with the critics. Example: FAVOUR Q1 In the not too ........ future many of the diseases we suffer from today will be eradicated. I'm a little worried about Steve lately as he seems so ........ and in a world of his own. The story follows the hero as he travels to ........ galaxies in search of other life forms. Q2 I am writing with ........ to our recent meeting on 21st May. I think students in other countries seem to have more ........ for teahers than they do here. The match has been cancelled out of ........ for the death of our previous Manager. Q3 They are planning to postpone their house-warming ........ till the spring when the weather is nicer. There is little support within the ........ for a change of leadership and most politicians seem happy to support the Prime Minister. The restaurant got very busy when a coach ........ arrived full of people travelling to the coast. Q4 OK, I have time to answer one more ........ and then I'll move onto the next item. The press are calling into ........ Government claims that the crime rate has fallen and point to latest research figures as evidence that this isn't true. The company claim there is absolutely no ........ of making anybody redundant as business has never been better.

Q5 I'm driving into town and can ........ you off at the station if you need a lift. Can we just ........ the subject and talk about something else, please. Gardeners be warned that temperatures are likely to ........ to below freezing tonight. V. For questions 1-8, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between three and six words, including the word given. 1. How can I make him understand that I don't want to see him any more? ACROSS How can I ......................................... that I don't want to see him any more? 2. Parents predict chaos in schools unless the strike is called off. RESULT Parents claim it ........................................ the teacher's strike goes ahead. 3. Police are warning people to check for forged notes which are currently in circulation. LOOKOUT Police are warning people to be ....................................... forged notes which are currently in circulation. 4. If you must be noisy could you go outside and play. INSIST If you ........................................ noise could you go outside to play. 5. It's possible that they got the wrong idea and thought the party was next week. REACHED They might ........................................ conclusion and thought the party was next week. 6. It was a mistake not to write the telephone number down. POINT I should ........................................ writing down the telephone number. 7. Apparently, they're planning on rerouting the traffic to reduce congestion. DRAWN Plans ........................................ reroute the traffic to reduce congestion. 8. Can you possibly get me the work as soon as possible. APPRECIATE I ........................................ you could get the work to me as soon as possible.

TEST 3

I. For Questions 1-12, read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.

How to Have Perfect Posture


Next time you take a look in the mirror, try standing sideways on. Do you see a long elegant back or are your shoulders as rounded as the hump of a camel? Bad posture normally starts in our teenage years when we slouch around with our (0) ..................... trying to look cool. But (1) ............ up those who now while away their days sitting in front of a computer where its (2) ............... too easy to neglect something as essential as good posture. As we grow older these poor (3) .................. are exacerbated, but by taking (4) ......... immediately we can not only look and feel better but protect our body for the future. Make sure you sleep on a firm mattress at night. (5) .......... lying flat on your back; instead try sleeping in a curled position on your side. The (6) .............. revival in platform shoes doesnt help and wearing shoes with heels more than (7) .............. centimetres high is just asking for (8) ............... Dont load everything into a bag that you wear on one shoulder or youll end up lopsided. (9) ............... the weight evenly by wearing a rucksack or even a bag around your waist. When you get home from a days studying or work its all too (10) .................. to slump on the sofa in front of the telly. Sitting in this way (11).............. feel comfortable but it prevents you from breathing properly. Try to sit (12) ................ with the stomach pulled firmly in. 1 A 2 A 3 A 4 A 5 A 6 A 7 A 8 A 9 A 10 A 11 A 12 A head so customs course evade existing various concern scatter enticing may level B feet B quite B habits B something B prevent B topical B several B problem B circulate B attractive B could B erect C eyes C all C rituals C moves C avoid C contemporary C considerable C trouble C disseminate C irresistible C will C vertical D D D D D D D D D D D D hands rather practices action restrain current numerous fuss distribute tempting should upright

II. For questions 1-15, Complete the following article by writing each missing word in the space. Use only one word in each space. Thai Food No other national cuisine has enjoyed quite the degree of popularity that Thai food (1) .......... Ten years ago it was a rarity in Europe and the United States and (2) .......... that it was virtually unknown. Now Thai cooking has (3) .......... one of the Wests favourite exotic styles of cooking. As well as the growing (4) .......... of Thai restaurants throughout the world, there has been an increase little (5) .......... little in the availability of ingredients on supermarket shelves. (6) .......... Western cooks it is becoming quite practical to try authentic versions of Thai dishes at home. One of the things that makes Thai cooking (7) .......... a challenge is the sheer variety of types of dish. Thai food lies between Chinese and Indian cuisine, with influences (8) .......... Burma, Cambodia and Malaysia, each of (9) .......... has had an effect on Thailand at different stages of (10) .......... history. Some of the ingredients come from (11) .......... afield. Chillies, to give (12) .......... one example, are originally from Central and South America but were incorporated quickly (13) .......... the national diet. Taken all (14) .........., these influences from abroad have (15) .......... Thai cooking a strongly regional set of cuisines.

III. Read the text and then write the correct form of the word on the right:

People of the Forest This TV (0) ... documentary follows a family of chimpanzees who live in the forest of Tanzania. Set in (1) ... scenery the programme gives us a fascinating insight into the life and social (2) ... of these creatures. (3) ... we humans share 98% of our genes with chimpanzees; indeed, they are our closest relative in the animal (4) ... and scenes in the documentary offer clear evidence of our (5) ... . The focus of the film is on Fifi and we first see her as a (6) ... five-year-old who spends all her time annoying her younger brother. Meanwhile, the older male chimps seem to be involved in an endless fight for (7) ... . And it is no suprise to learn that while all this is taking place the females are left to deal with the day-to-day (8) ... matters. Make sure you set aside an hour to watch this. The (9) ... splendour of the location makes this programme worthwhile viewing, although our (10) ... to these animals will make you think. DOCUMENT SPECTACLE ACTION APPEAR KING SIMILAR PLAY SUPREME ORGANISE GEOGRAPHY LIKE

IV. For questions 1-5, think of one word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences. Here is an example: Could you do me a ........and hold the door open while I bring in the shopping? All those in ........ of the proposal please raise your hand. After being out of fashion for years the painter is now in ........ with the critics. Example: FAVOUR Q1 The local council have commissioned a local artist to create a statue in ........ of the late Prime Minister. This compuer is so much faster since we added extra ......... I have difficulty remembering things from way back and have no ........ whatsoever of much before the age of five. Q2 The police have sealed of the crime ........ whilst forensic tests are carried out. In the opening ........ of the play we see the two lovers making plans for their wedding. Our reporter is at the ........ now and we can speak to her live now. Q3 Tom has his own legal ........ in the centre of town. I haven't ridden a bike for years so I'm probably a bit out of ......... He was telling me how much he's looking forward to leaving college and putting the things he's learnt into ......... Q4 Can you keep an ........ on my bags while I pay for the tickets? Her eyesight was failing and she was having real problems threading the cotton through the ........ of the needle.

We are looking for someone who has an ........ for design and who will be able to contribute creatively to the team. Q5 You're ........ to choose wich module to study as long as there are no timetable clashes. The service is entirely ........ of charge although they are always happy to receive donations. I've been completely ........ from pain since I had that tooth out last week. V. For questions 1-8, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between three and six words, including the word given. 1. You could have been seriously injured not wearing a seat belt. THINK You should ......................................... seriously injured not wearing a seat belt. 2. Would you give us your answer as soon as possible. CONVENIENCE Please respond ......................................... 3. The hotel was further away from the beach than was claimed in the brochure. NOWHERE The hotel ......................................... the beach as they'd claimed in the brochure. 4. I wasn't expecting my colleagues to organise a farewell party on my last day at the company. TAKEN I ......................................... when my colleagues organised a farewell party on my last day. 5. It's not likely to happen but if you're not satisfied with the product we'll refund your money. EVENT ........................................ that you are not satisfied with the product your money will be refunded. 6. It's one thing to think there's a demand for your product and another to actually make a sale. WORLD There's ........................................ between thinking there's a demand for your product and actually making a sale. 7. I'm sure we went the wrong way at the last junction. TAKEN We must ........................................ at the last junction. 8. I'm so sorry, I didn't realise it was so late. TRACK Sorry, I ........................................ time.