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BOIANGIU, ROXA}.IA
Test your ngllsh for inte'nsive md bilingual classes /
Roxana Boiangiu, Mirela Dincu. - Bucureqti : Arcadia Press
2005
ISBN 973-87t25-t-3
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CONTENTS
Part I
TESTS F,pR |NTENS|VE CLASSES
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Part ll
TESTS FOR BILINGUAL CLASSES .........65
Appendices - Learning to Learn ............121
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INTRODUCTION
The book aims at the 8th grade students who intend to take a high-school English
language admittance test for the intensive or bilingual classes. The book follows the
syllabus for the 8th grade.
It has two sections designed for each type of class. Each section contains texts and
questions for the oral examination and l0 tests for the written examination.
The oral examination for intensive classes (30 points) requires the student to read
a first-sight text and to give the appropriate answer to four questions: two of them
evaluating the global understanding of the text and the other two detailed information.
As far as the subjects for the oral examination for bilingual classes are concerned, they
also contain texts at first sight which students have to comment upon and then express
their opinions. The second subject for both intensive and bilingual classes provides
students with the opportunity to display their speaking skills as well, in the sense that
they have to deal with an open question or a quotation.
The written examination (60 points) consists of different types of exercises:
multiple choice, rephrasing, gapped text, extra word, spelling and punctuation error,
word formation, etc. These tasks are similar to the ones which are present in the FCE
examination, in the English language admittance tests to.gintensiye and bilinglral
classes and in the English language Olympiad for 9th and 10th grade.
The themes of the texts are chosen from topics that the students have already studied
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The also contains two appendices where the students are provided with
explanations and examples of different types of exercises and how they can be solved.
The first appendix teaches students how to approach three types of grammar exercises:
rephrasing, fill-in and word formation. The authors discuss the changes which occur in
each type of exercise using specific examples. These changes refer to word order, tense
and voice change, the presence of suffixes and prefixes. In the case of the fill-in
exercises students should read the entire text before starting to solve it in order to get an
overall understanding of it. This will help them relate each gap to the neighbouring
sentences and come up with the most appropriate word for each space.
The second appendix supplies strategies for the oral examination, namely
identifying the main idea of the text and expressing their own opinions on it sustained
by relevant arguments.
It can be used in class alongside various textbooks or for self-study due to the
Answer Key.
Part I
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I. Read the text and answer the following questions (20 points):
The New TV Shows
I remember watching TV many hours a day when I was a child. One of the
prograrymes that I liked very much was "Candid Camera". There, ordinary
people were tricked into doing ridiculous things and sometimes they were very
funny. But as I grew up, things changed. The European television introduced
what we call today "reality shows". They turn common people into "stars" by
putting them in unusual situations. Some of them are locked in a small house
with cameras running twenty four hours a day. Others are filmed in a hostile
environment where they have to find food and shelter or they have to face the
thing that they are most afraid of. In all these cases the viewers are those who
decide who should leave or stay. The TV companies like this kind of shows
because they are cheap to produce and attract young viewers. But even if many
people are attracted to watch or participate, there are critics who believe that
programmes like these are humiliating and they can be dangerous for society.
1,. What is the main idea of the text?
2. What kind of people participate in these shows and why?
3. Why do TV companies prefer to produce this kind of shows?
4. What is the critics'opinion? Do you share it?
If. Some people say that you shouldn't
"put
off till tomorrow what you
can do today". Do you agree?
(10 points)
TICKET 2
I. Read the text and answer the following questions (20 points):
E-Learning
Because more and more people use the Internet nowadays, a new conr.pt of
learning is growing, namely e-learning. Students study at their computers, read
texts, write essays, artd talk through E-mail to their instructors and classmates.
ln other parts of the world students watch their teacher on a television screen at
the front of the classroom while sound-sensitive video cameras can move from
teacher to student when somebody asks a question.
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taking a language class because there was no teacher in the room, but after a
while you don't even notice the difference," says one of the students. Despite the
physical distance from their teachers, students can receive personal attention
when they need it: phone calls or e-mails'
Along with the new e-learning technologies: telephones, sateliites,
computers, interactive TV CD-ROMs and Internet, books will continue to be
important in people's education.
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1. What is the main idea of the text?
2. How can the students attend courses by using a computer?
3. Do the students feel comfortable when using this new way of learning?
whv?
4. Do books have any role with the new e-learning technology? Which
one would you prefer: traditional learning or e-learning?"
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trouble with learning from experience is that you neYer
graduate". What is your opinion?
(L0 points)
TICKET 3
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The Importance of FriendshiP
For many people in this world, life is cold, lonely and hard. If they had one
friend, their lives would not only be different, but happier. A friendship is a touch
of heaven on earth.
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Friendship is important for adolescents as they figui-q ggt who they are'
Having friends who share similar attitudes anE5ehaVidUfS=ls believed to make
that process easier and more meaningful. All of us want to have friends and to
be friends with those persons who are huppy, popular, or even influential. They
are very important for our emotional well-being. In friendships we rirggl wh
we are and who we are capable of becoming. Friends tell one another
just
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everything that is going on in each other's lives. Style of dress and music
interests, a Sense of humour, understanding, acceptance and ioyalty, recipr
help and admiration, shared pastimes and values are only some of the ingredien
that have to be cultivated for a solid friendship.
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1. What is the main idea of the text?
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is friendship so important for adolescents?
3. What are the mostimportant criteria people use when they make new
friends?
4. What are the attributes of a solid friendship?
II. If you had the chance would you like to live in another country? Give
arguments.
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I. Read the text and answer the following questions (20 points):
Hungry Brains Cry Out to Create
Laura's science teacher gave her a gold star because she could recite the first
twenty elements of the periodic table by heart. She is a good student. She does
her homework and she has a healthy social life. There's really only one thing that
Laura's lifestyle obviously lacks: creating. And this is the case of her whole
generation. That's because the next generation is growing up in a new-and-
improved digitalised society - a society in which thinking is useless. We no
longer need to create our own games
or our own images by reading books
because our shelves are full of electronic pastimes and we can passively enjoy
someone else's fantasy via the television. nverything is available at
a bu4o!.,Life has become far too easy. Past generations have already created
enough for us to cruise throtrgh life eating sandwiches, so that's exactly what
we're doing. The only problem is that our brains are extremely hungry. C. reaglg
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of thinking skills and would make a good meal for all those starving
brains. We need to start encouraging our future leaders to start thinking for
themselves.
If we don't, what will happen to our future?
1. What is the problem
of the new generation?
2. What is Laura's problem?
3. why does the writer say that
"thinking
is useless" in the present
society?
4. What solution does the author propose? Do you agree with him?
IL Is there a person that you admire? Explain your reasons. (10 points)
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TICKET 5
I. Read the text and answer the following questions (20 points):
Ad Aware
How many times have you heard it before?
,,Mom!
Can we get this please?"
You've probably done it yourself a couple of times, while standing in the grocery
store. And of course your mother sighs and says no. But you need this! It's so
cool, and everybody else has it! The truth is your parents are probably right in
this case. And i ask you, what is that thing you need so desperately and why?
Advertising is everywhere, in our schools, our video games, on TY plastered all
over the cars driving around town, on billboards. Because advertising has been
around for so long, marketers know what they're doing. They know what
colours, sounds and images make us want that box of cereal or the latest CD.
How many times have you bought something, and later regretted it? What
determined you to buy in the first place? Maybe the
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colours" red, orange
or yellow or the celebrity seen in a corrrmercial? But
just
because the singer is
on a box of cereal doesn't mean he eats it, or that the product has the power to
make you an amazrng singer.
1. What is the general idea of the text?
2. Why do teenagers want certain products so desperately?
3. What methods do the rnarketers use to determine people to buy more
and more goods?
4. Which are those things which tempt people into buying?
IL Do you have a favourite book? Why do you like it so much?
(10 points)
TICKET 6
I. Read the text and answer the following questions (20 points):
Junk
Food Is Fooling People Into Overeating
More and more people agree that fast food restaurants are feeding the obesi
epidemic by tricking people into eating more calories than they need or mean to.
Typical menus at these restaurants contain 65 per cent more calories per bite
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throws the brain's appetite control system into
confusion, as this is based on the size of a portion rather than its energy content.
This means that a person eating a Big Mac and fries would consume almost twice
as many calories as someone eating the same weight of pasta and salad. Scientists
found out that the human appetite encouraged people to eat a similar quantity of
food regardless of its calorific value. Thus regular consumers grew fat while eating
portions,.they did not consider large. Scientists said that fast food outlets should
reduce the energy density of their menus as well as their portion sizes.
1. What is the authorts main concern?
2. Are people conscious of the consequences of eating this kind of food?
3. What is the main characteristic of
junk
food?
4. Is there any solution to this problem?
II. Can you think of a person who is in the news at present? Why do ypu
think is that? (10 points)
TICKET 7
[. Read the text and answer the following questions (20 points):
Holiday Homework
The days are creeping by and my homework list isn't getting any shorter. In
fact, with every glance it seems to get longer. I
just
don't get it. How can teachers
be so insensitive? The fact is that school holidays put us students in a certain
mental state: since most of us don't spend our spare moments solving algebraic
equations or carrying out chemical experiments, the majority of our brains tend
to slacken slightly over the break. Even the few pupils who manage to keep their
brains functioning to a reasonable standard can suffer from postponement.
Holidays can be deceiving: they often appear longer than they actually are,
grving students the impression that they have a longer time period in which to
tick off their tasks. Many friends of mine have
jobs
for the holiday break,
spiganing that they will have very little spare time over the holidays. And aside
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jobs,
many students plan other valuable and educational activities for their
holidays. These activities include sport, travel, and creative projects such as
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1. What does the author complain about?
2. From what
rrdisease"
do the students suffer during holiday?
3. Why is homework more difficult during holiday ?
4. In what other activities are children involved during holiday?
II. There are people who say that
"Nothing
is particularly hard
divide it into small pieces". What is your opinion?
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I. Read the text and answer the following questions (20 points):
Stay Motivated
The word
,,motivation"
means different things to different people. It is
positive drive which moves us towards what we desire. A person's brain
constant motivational input
just
as musgles need exercise, engines need
and plants need water. Strong motivation stems from a deep rooted belief in
you are trying to do; it's stronger when it comes from your inner values. Thi
creates a feeling of enthusiasm which is essential in order to remain motivated.
Look at the zeal of a missionary. The best salesmen are those who get
excited about their products and have total faith in them. They sell with a fi
conviction that their product is the best available. Top athletes have the
challenge to reach and sustain an optimum level of motivation which overc
problems and brings results. If there is no challenge in what you are doing,
motivation will soon wither and die. That's why highly motivated people
nearly always achievers.
1. What is the main idea of the text?
2. What is the author's definition of motivation?
3. What makes a salesman the best in his domain?
4. What happens to people's motivdtion when there is no challenge
what they do? Do you agree?
II. The idea of part-time jobs
for adolescents
disadvantages. Name three advantages and
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has advantages
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I. Read the text and answer the following questions (20 points):
The New Heroes
Fantasy films now exert a pressure on the world's cinemas in a way no genre
has ever done before. 'Tlarry Potter" and "The Lord of the Rings" are the motor
that drli'es the motion picture industry in much of the world. These movies
appeal not only to children but also to adults whose interest goes back to the first
"Star'Wars" film and the "Star Trek" television series. When they watch these
fantasies, they are gazing at idealised versions of themselves. The heroes begin
in unremarkable places, discover they possess extraordinary gifts, and set out on
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these stories seems to be that they address an innocent desire on the part of
young audiences for unspoilt heroism. Fantasy is the only genre that offers up
heroism with no reservations. Hany and Frodo and Luke are forever strqggltUg
witfr darkToi6es, and always with the puresr of intenrions.
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Eco-travel
No matter where you go or how you travel, you will have an effect on the
environment and the people you visit. But if you travel responsibly you can
minimize the negative impact, ffid, in many cases, can actually help conserve the
environment and preserve indigenous cultures. If you don't concentrate on
where you want to go but on what you want to do and learn, your travel
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experience will h-ave a real, meaningful purpose . Now imagine travelling with
a purpose - a personal one and a global one - and returning home revitalized,
refreshed and fulfilled. Imagine having seen and experienced things you never
thought possible, stretched yourself and left a positive impact on the people and
places you visited. By looking at travel from a different point, you will discover
the benefits of a meaningfui, purposeful travel. Eco-tourism accommodates and
entertains visitors in a way that is minimally intrusive or destructive to the
gnvironment
and sustains & supports the native cultures in the locations it is
bperating in. Its true meaning bears a weight of responsibility for both rravellers
and service providers. As a responsible eco-tourist you'll
have lots of fun and
help save the earth while you are doing it! Supporting eco-tourism groups,
nature conservancies, cultural preservation institutions and other organizations
also will help build a brighter future even while you are not travelling.
1. What is the main idea of the text?
2. Why is this new way of travelling so important?
3. Should tourists be responsible for what happens to the environment?
4' What could you do to act as a responsible eco-tourist? Can you think
of some other activities that would help to protect the environment?
II. They say that history repeats itself. Do you agree? why? why not?
(10 points)
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Music
Music helps your mind develop (0) andgrow, my parent,
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faster than other students. Music actually improves communication (4) it'l the
right and left sides of the brain, allowing you to gain better comprehension and
rnemorization skills
Some people say that (51rt is good to have music in schools. They claim that
music is everything.
If you listen carefully you can hear the music of Math, History, of a foreign
language and even of physical Education.
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in which it (q) 6. created. Music is a very important part of our life, and if we
take it (10) ... who knows what the world would be like.
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are corrept but others contain an unnecessary word. If a line is correct
put a tick (r';
at the end of the line.If the line has a word which should
nst be there, write the word at the end of the line. There are two
examples done for you at the beginning (0) and (00) (10 points).
The Food of the Future
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population increases. It is no,te'doubt that as time goes on the science il.Y
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alternatives to help increase of food production. But is genetically 7Y/
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space (10 points):
The Wax Museum
One of the (0) ... interesting and original museums in the 1) h is Madame
Tussaud's Wax Museum, 2) f in Lonion. A visit here gives you the 3) .q to
get closer to the celebrities you love: singers, actors, sportsmen, politicians. The
museum is divided into two sections: statues of the most recent times and
historical people and events. The 4) tr blls you about Madame Tussaud and
about her successful profession.
The story of how the figures are made is fascinating. The most difficult
job
of the 5) h working there is to find hair that 6) !) closely the hair of the
celebrities. Believe it or not, it is 7) h. hair, donated and bought by the museum.
The clothes of the statues are amazing. They werp 8) ls. and donated by the
actual celebrities. Some of them are created by 9) k fashion designers, If you
want to10) Q tne wax figures or to take a photo you can even touch them. After
a while you don't know who is real and who is frozen in time.
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TEST 2
I. Read the sentences and decide which answerA, B, C or D best fits
space
(L0 points):
1. I ... retiring earlier because I'm very, sick.
A am considering
{B}will
consider
C consider b will be considering
2. The traffic . . . for a couple of hours in the city centre because of the con
3. Thgy ... for the bus when it staned to rain.
i$were
waiting B waited
A will meet
C meet
6. Unfortunately I ... from him since then.
A stopped
C stops
C are waiting
4. He wanted to know if I ...
A might
C may
A didn't hear
C wasn't hearing
@raven't
ridden
C didn't ride
ffi-Fvas
stopped
Uhur stopped
D have waited
speak German.
B can
could
@
urr meeting
D shall meet
B don't hear
S
hauen't heard
5. A few members of the two parties ... toniglx at7 o'clock.
7. The emp-loypn expects
his men ... their minds,
AhffiHilH B change
'C'will change
(Eto
change
8. The chairman ... that you wanted to resign three days ago.
A informed
@*us
informed
9. Your boss finally agreed with yourpolution, ... he?
A did
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6uidn't
C was D wasn't
10. This is a new experience for me because I fu. a bicycle before.
.B
is informed
D has been informed
B don't ride
D wasn't riding
II. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to
first sentence
(10 points):
1. He would prefer to have a salad fot lunch.
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Use o-nly one w_or_d in
each space (10 points):
Being Cool
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One (0) of the most cornmon (l)Y;l
uied by theEnglish speakers is cool.
Every day at school I saw students trying as hard (z)
q|:they
coutd to look
popular, or at least somewhat cool. As (3) G! senior, this concept has become
even more noticeable. Through the years
I (4)hi::{discovered
that almost
everyone, no matter how old or young, tries to be cool. When one person wears
a new style, it isn't long before more and more people try to match, or copy that
fad. They all want to be (5)\{:'; fashion. However there are persons who are not
interested (Q
'flS-tlg-opinion
of their peers about their style or lack of. They have
no effect on (7)*.-.;;''tirey
live or whaithey think of themselves. I see qp point in
being cool; it lasts only a little while. once you are out in rhe (s)!i.l+foorld,
no
one will care if you were the queen of your school or you rgceived any awards.
You will be
just
another face in the crowd. Thar's (9)*".:#
I think ir's more
important to fit (10)
".."society
than to wear nzlme-brand clothing.
IV. Read the text below and look carefully at each line, Some of the lines
are correct but others contain an unnecessary word. If a line is correct
put a tick (r';
at the end of the line.If the line has a word which should
not be there, write the word at the end of the line. There are two
examples done for you at the beginning (0)
and (00) (10 points).
Do We Need Books Anymore?
The world of books is fascinating, like a vast ocean or like
&e sky with no countless stars in it. In one's lifetime
a pe6on can read not only a small part of tffiboundless store
of books. I don't remember very well when I started
tff reading story-books but it should have been
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ln the 2nd grade. Fairy tales were of course
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my first 4 ..
introduction. Grimm's Fairy Tales were consumed in 5
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no time. Then I couldn't'tSstop. I was so fond of reading 6
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that I would ask
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other girls to lend me their books 7
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too. Many borrowed books
just
to impress the teacher. 8
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Everybody knows that tftrreading widens one's outlook. I ."
Books are like3{good fribnds whom you can turn to 10 ..
when you are lonely or depressed. At present, people
don't read books anymore. They prefer magazines
and newspapers.
lines are done as examples
(10 points):
Keeping Fit
There is so much talk about new fitness regimes that its hard to know what 0 i
is best. There are some people who consider that keeping fit is a fad or 00
a fashion when in fact it is important for your health and for your happftress. 1
We have only one body and how we treat it will make a di$rence 2
to how we look and feel not only today but also in the futuie"An 3
unhealthy lifestyle generates all sorts of problems. You are more likely too
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become ill, you might have trouble concentrating at work and 5
contain
aSnelling
or q=Pg@-tiAnjrror. Find the error and write
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at the end of the line. If a line is correct put a tick
(r'). The first two
school. There are many solutions to this problems and they all depend 6
on you. You can
join
your local gym or a fitness club.$ou will have 7
the opportunity to meftt new people and may be you'dte surprised 8
V. Read carefully the text below. Some of the lines are correct but
O MEDITA during meditation, tea was brought to Japan 0 MEDITA
from China in the 9ft century. (li ... to a legend, tea aCc6ncl^\r[ ACCO
had already been known there for thousands of years.
But soon it became
(2) ... popular and began to be N
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cultivated locally.
(3) ... in Japan there are many schools
6owaAufr
to discover that even your friends would like to go rollerblading 9
or play football rather tt&n watching TV.
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VL Read the text below and use the word given in capitals at the
each line to form a word that fits in the space
(L0 points).
Tea ceremony
Consumed by the Zen monks to help them stay awake
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drinking the tea. Any well-bred young woman
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should masrer rhis arr. A rea (5) ... musr be familia,
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with the production
and types of tea, with kimono, Y'*-
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flower arranging and a wide range of other
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that it takes many years and often lasts a (7)
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Even to participate
as a guest in a formal tea
ceremony'requires previous (8) .. . of prescribed
(9) ... and phrqses, that the host expects from you.
Everything signifies that each meeting is treasured
because it cannot be (10)
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TEST 3
I. Read the sentences and decide which answerA, B, C or D best fits
space
(L0 points):
L She ... her mobile phone when she is driving.
2.I ... my children didn't eat so much
junk
food.
Awill wish
ffiistr
C am wishing D have wished
3. The mayor's decision to build a gas station near the school
$never
uses
C have never used
B is never using
D was never using
ffi
tru, stined=
c\
qff"h
D is stirring
D is snowing
D is used to
B may not
D shouldn't
B are
D has been
D are killed
to take action.
A is stined
C was stining
C has snowed
C is using to
C killed
10. I am right, ... I?
Aam
C shall
6. You ... cross the street on the red light.
A cannot
ifl.mustn't
4.It ... in that part of the country at 12 o'clock last night.
S*ur
snowing B snowed
5. She ... tell me everything before mgving to New York.
A uses to B,:used to
7. Tomorrow morning the explorers ... earlier than usual.
A get up
@re
getting up
C will be getting up phau" got up
8. I wish she ... happier about the present.
Ais
f:*.t.
9. Three people ... when the two cars collided.
i;!'were
killed B have been killed
'{Qdon't
@-aren't
II. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to
first sentence
(10 points):
1. They would prefer to swim in the pool because the sea water is too
ttrey'drathei .&.
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(10 points):
Eating Disorders
Millions of teens are (0) on weight-reducing diet. Although maintaining a
healthy body weight is important, obsessive dieting (1) lead to eating
disorders. Eating disorders can disrupt liv.es and sometimes (2f;l$esult in death.
Anorexia nervosa is an eating (3j :i:'ifilwhich people starve themselves.
Anorexics have an irrational fear
(4) id. becoming fat and see themselves as
much heavier (5)t.rcltthey really are.
flrgy
hide food and may exercise for hours
every day in an attempt to lose (6)'...:,"Oh the other hand, patients with bulimia
eat a large amount of food in a shoqt time. They often recognize that their
behaviour is abnormal and often (7)dr,,', guilty, depressed, and helpless. Little is
known about what (8) Jii anorexia nervosa and bulimia.'Many people believe
that western's society emphasis on thinness in women is largely to blame.
However recent research suggests that genetic factors might also (9) td"
involved. Both eating disorders can be managed with a (10)
;..:,*
of medical
treatment, counseling and family support.
IV. Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines
are correct but others contain an unnecessary word.If a line is correct
put a tick (r') at the end of the line. If the line has a word which should
not be there, write the word at the end of the line. There are two
examples done for you at the beginning (0) and
(00) (10 points).
Milky Way
Our solar system is made of nine major planets and of their satellites, 0 cf
asteroids,dust
and gases that are continually travelling around the sun. 0A
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The
meteorites are small pieces of iron and rock
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break far away L ...
frorn
colliding asteroids. Most of them tp{l are burnt up by friction 2 ..,
before
they tt'reach the earth's surface. The sun has a strong 3
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gravitational pull that keeps the other objects in orbit around it.
As the planets revolve around of the sun, the sun revolves
around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The nine planets
of the solar system musttfffall into two categories: inner and
outer planets. The main little difference between them is
that the first group is mostly composed of rock and iron
while the second consists offhe hydrogen, helium and ice.
Some astronomers believe that Pluto shouldn't be considered
one of the major planets.
V. R.ead the text below and decide which word best fits each num
space (10 points):
Working Mothers
One of the many surprising things about having a child is how it can
your 0) ... What seemed important before may not be quite so 1) .. .
top of that you are?) ... tired. 3) ... of what you used to do after a day at
before your baby was born and compare it to what you do now. Being a
mum is like having two lives and sometimes it's hard to find the energy
enthusiasm to do
justice
to either. To 4) ... on you have to face up to
wrong and start to explore solutions. Does your 5) ... of motivation stem
from tiredness, a desire to spend more time with your son or the feeling that
job
doesn't seem as worthwhile as it used to? Once you've 6) ... the main
for your discontent you can start to make 7) ....
Quite
smali things can
big difference, like altering the hours you work or 8) some of
responsibilities. Your employer 9) ... sympathetic, talk it over with him.
company would probably 10) ... to have a happy motivated person for
hours.
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A powerful
2. A perhaps
3. A
judge
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oeficiency
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recognized
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B. A falling
9. A sounds
10. A choose
B standpoint C mind
ffip.ttp*ctive
B compelling C inesistible D forceful
B advance C stir
B shortage C lack
B maybe
B reckon
B. hears
ffi
prefer
C likely
C think
ffilooks
C elect
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probably
r$ponder
D progress
D error
D appears
D select
B identified C selected D chose
B improvements C modifications D changes
B declining
Sdropping
D descending
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each line to form a word that fits in the space (L0 points).
Fopular Cerlture
change
orv.
On
at work
y and
r mostlY
hat your
n reason
nake a
of vour
Films
and music are dominated by media representations S REPRESENT
produced in the USA. The invasion of American popular
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culture
has been so (1) . that many people get
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their
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thus the success of 'The Simpsons", a (3) ... television cartoon 3 HUMOU\r,crngdts i
series can be explained. The show mixes the artificial (4)
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world6... ut" aitracted by the way certain
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contemporary issues are dealt with: religion, culture
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and nuclear power. The (6) ... of the American way
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of (7) ... and the frequent making fun of the "Americun
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take a look at themselves in the miror and to laugh li":l:r
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at themselves. Although the series (9) ... individual 9 PORTRAIT
characters, one might assume that they are used
R*fn"SS
as representations of (10) ... groups of people. 10 VARIBTY
ua\rrrptr.)
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YOUR ENGLISH FOR INTENSIVE AND BILINGUAL ELASSES
Roxana Boangiu. Mirela Dincu
TEST 4
I. Read the sentences and decide which answerA, B, C or D best fits each
space
(L0 points):
1. When they were younger they ... go out dancing every weekend'
2.The doctor ... such a difficult case before.
Sused
to
c did
A didn't see
@rasn't
seen
@were
walking
C have walked
B shall
D have
B doesn't see
D won't see
B are walking
D walked
3. I ... to find a solution to the problem when my brother realized that we
were both wrong.
A tried
@have
tried
C am trying
@was
trying
4. Whenever we met we ... hands.
A are shaking b*tutt
5. If you are so fond of writing you ... participate in the competition.
A may
@Scan
f$should
lD could
6. His new trousers ... him.
@on't fit B doesn't fit
@hook
D were shaking
C isn't fit D aren't fit
7.The secretary ... to get in touch with the customer for two hours.
A was trying
C is trying
B have been trying
,Sras
been trying
8. I ... starting my own business if I win the lottery.
A am considering
@wiil
consider
C considered D have considered
9. While they ... home they saw an accident.
10. After they reached the cottage they realized someone else ... there.
@
had been
Dbe
A was
TEST YOUR ENGLISH FOR INTENSIVE AND BILINGUAL CLASSES
II. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the
first
sentence
(10 points):
1. Take my advice and talk to vour wife as soon as oossible.
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2.I'd father spend my ti6tiOpy.some{vhere I have never been.befdr,e.
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5. I am not old enoush to drive a car.
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III. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space.
Use only one word in each space (10 points):
A Child's Life
le
Do you ever find yourself wishing (0) you could recqpJggJhe carefree days
of childhood? Kids have absolutety nothing to worry
(lii:Itro
they? (Z)TltrUitls
to pay, bosses to answer to, or obligations to keep. The common (3)hllh that
they aren't stressed by anything. But is childhood realfy a t[me of bliss? Every
eight seconds a child somewhere in the world dies (4ff hthger related causes.
Others have a deprived childhood and they have (5)d*.$lfier-.hoi.. but to beg
and sell newspapers otr different things on the streets of the big cities. Sometimes
the reason for (6)W!tthEy
do this is to feed their brothers or an ailing mother. The
system of child labour characterizes the poor or underdevelgpsd countries (7)
y,
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the tinies have to earn their living. But this is not the (8fll'difficulty they hqve
to face wit6. They are emotionally ill-equipped to handle problems (9P9$aas
divorce, povqrty, learning disabilities, abuse and negpcl Feeling powerless
against (lO)rrlfkituations
they cannot defend themselves and they carry these
parnful
memories into adulthood.
Roxana Boangiu. Mirela
IV. Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the
are correct but others contain an unnecessary word.If a line is
put a tick
(r')
at the end of the line.If the line has a word which
not be there, write the word at the end of the line. There are t
examples done for you at the beginning (0) and
(00) (10 points).
School Uniforms
Summer has ended up. It's the firsf day of school and every year
you have the same problem
-
to find the perfect clothes to make
a good impression. Luckyffme, I don't have this problem.
My private school requires I wear an uniform. Some may not
think this is
Pa
god idea. I thought this too when my
parents
b(told
me. But now
L
think they are right because
in school one of the most rfu6 important thingi is your
style. The more you will have, the more popular and noticed
you will probably always be. But with these uniforms, there's no
discrimination bebdse of what you're wearing. Not all styles
wtddare affordable and some students may feel pressured
to do anything else to get the right clothing.
With uniforms students can concentrate on learning
and not on what they are wearing.
V. Read carefully the text below. Some of the lines are correct but
contain a spelling or a punctuation error. Find the error and write
at the end of the line. If a line is correct put a tick
(r'). The first
lines are done as examples (10 points):
Advertisments
Many studies have shown that the greatest technique in advertising
that can double or even triple the seling of a product is the use 00
of simple words such as FREE or NEW. What does
it
pe.ally mean,
People are astonishingly attracted to those things ff&ihthi. ft"r.
Its not uncommon for companies to change one or two ingredients
once in a while. And products that are
ilow
fat" or'jlight" aren't
always as healthy as you are led to believe. Have you qin.any
food comercials lately? Doesn't your mouth water whel#%
you see that perfect roast beef? But the real think doesn't
look as good, d.oes it? If you were to place a perfect
burger fr,orffin front of me, f would never eat it. And I
would addi.e
fol
not to, either. So take my dr*rc and
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YOUR ENGLISH FOR INTENSIVE AND BILINGUAL CLASSES
VI. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word
that fits in the space in the same line (10 points):
Shopping Addiction
We
have become a society of consumers. We suffer from the
things they are persuaded
to buy. Malls
^
have
(7) ... parks, churches and pt:.ri-tl{.
(8) ... because people are no longbr interested in
meeting their neighbours. They move (9)
... as though
neighbourhoods and cities were products to be tried out
like brands of deodorant.
People seem to forget
that
(10) ... can't be bought from the market
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oup
s0t
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3...
4...
5 ...
6...
7 ...
8 ...
9 ...
10 ...
chronic
disease of purchasing
new goods with littlp
a$ention
to their rrue need, (1) ..., oiigin and /urt
ah0tk6
1 DURABLE
n
(2) ... consetiuences. A generation is growing up without 2ENVIRONMEI.I'I@L
knowing
what quality goods are. (3) ... and family ties are 3 FRIENDS
only
promoted as a vehicle for gift giving.
Many (4) ... run
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out of room in their homes to store the things they buy
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are (5) ... Thousands of acres of land are paved
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over every year to build a sort of cities of (6) ... rhings
wh*
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so as to give people more room to store the new
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others
ite it
two
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selling
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2 ...
3...
4...
5...
6...
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8...
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10...
TEST
YOUR ENGLISH FOR INTENSIVE AND BILINGUAL CLASSES
VI. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word
that fits in the space in the same line (L0 points):
Shopping Addiction
We
have become a society of consumers. We suffer from the O SOCIAL
knowing
what quality goods are. (3) ... and family ties are 3 FRIENDS
only
promoted as a vehicle for gift giving. Many (4) ... run
chronic
disease of purchasing new goods with little
r .n 1..
atrention
to their true need, (1) ..., origin and
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1 DURABLE
n
(2) ... consetiuences. A generation is growing up without 2 ENVIRONMENT@X*
oup
s0/
1 ...
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3..,
4...
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6...
7 ...
8 ...
9...
10 ...
outofroomintheirhomestoStorethethingstheybuy'ffiffiSt1
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are (5) ... Thousands of acres of land are paved -'
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over
every year to build a sort of cities of (6) ... things \rv$n.,!rd'- 6 WANT
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so as to give people more room to store the new
things
they are persuaded to buy. Malls
-
have
(7) ... parks, churches and q{1.t.
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(8) ... because people are no longbr interested in
meeting their neighbours. They move
(9) ... as though
neighbourhoods and cities were products to be tried out
like brands of deodorant. People seem to forget
that
(10) ... can't be bought from the market
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TEST 5
I. Read the sentences and decide which answerA, B, C or D best fits
space
(10 points):
2.Every now and then she... getting lost in a good movie'
A will love B is loving
C will be loving
@tou"t
3. Many students ... already ... to study different subjects in virtual c
@have
begun
C will begin
A situates
C is being situated
A has looked
C is looking
@'saw
C is seeing
A needn't
C mustn't
@will
be
C is being
is situated
has situated
B are beginning
D were beginning
ffitras
been looking
D looks
B sees
D was seeing
B shouldn't
,S
don't have to
Bis
D have been
4.He... for several
jobs
this year and he is confident he will find
in the end.
5. The lorry driver . . . the child running after the ball but he couldn't stop in
6. When they arrived at the airport they noticed that two men ... at them.
A waved
ffiwere
waving
t q
(ac| uL Wa{re
C are waving D wave
7. You go shopping this afternoon. We'll go together tomorrow.
8. You are very proud of your daughter, ... you?
A do ffdon't
C are Oaren't
9. They ... Italian for three years because they intend to find a new
job.
@
huu" been learning
,
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are learning
C *"tr learning
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learned
10. I'm sure this band ... famdrs one day.
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the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to
first sentence
(10
Points):
1. She'd rather read a
ryagazine.
She'd prefer-l
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Use_gnly o.gg*WgIdjn
sch-space
(10 points):
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When I began'teaching college English three years (0) ago,I was enthusiastic
(1)-.r. new opportunities,fogusing technology in the classroom. I hl$ visions of
students learning
12y&*.r,rffite
essays with a computer
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(3)'i11tAh pencil,
realizing the ease of editing their work; discovering (4) ...4b researclr.psing
online databases. I did not, however, imagindthe difficulties I (5t# eftbtnter
with electronic cheating. When one of
-y
rtita.nts sent a paper, a (6)4$rticle
from an online magazine, I confronted him abou!S*S3/. Of course that he
denied having seen the article. Later on I found (7)-et4( that's6me students were
motivated by the thought that everybody did the (8)10@&'hile others argued that
there weren't
iqt[.Tiffffi
in a day. Thus I've reached an interesting conclusion.
If the students h{fhme to do the assignments and then they were required an
(10)A presentation
they would stop cheating.
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are correct but others contain an unnecessary word. If a line is correct
put a tick ({ at the end of the line.If the line has a word which should
not be there, write the word at the end of the line. There are two
examples done for you at the beginning (0) and (00) (10 points).
Immigration
America
has been seen many waves of immigration since
te country's founding. Some immigrants have come
to
escape political or religious persecutign, others
tobecome
rich. Kauthar moved fromffe Kenya to
6e
United States in 2000. "We
came here because og
ttrI
parents
wanted better things for our family. When
0 been
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1 ...
2 ...
1
4 ...
to thc
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we arrived in Georgia, the chang" *bdi.ouldn't have
been different. In Kenya the plains were very close to the
city and it was very easy to watch.ensthe beautiful
sunsets. Here the cityj(seems to go on and on. Even
S.when
we travel away from the city, the wide-open
'spaces
seem to be hard topYnna. Moreover, the
ghings that the American children take for gtanted
were a big surprise for me: the microwave and the dishwasher".
Roxana Boangiu, Mirela Dincu
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7...
8 ...
9 ...
10 ...
V. Read the text below and decide which word best fits each numbered
space (10 points):
Space-The Last Frontier
Space is the most 0) ... environment we will ever explore. The astronauts and
cosmonauts who live aboard the International Space Station will be there for
only a few weeks or months; if we want to travel into deep space it could l) ...
years. Even a single five-hour spacewalk requires months of training, and a vast.
technical 2) ... to keep it safe. What we'll have to 3) ... out in the first place is
how long the human body can survive in a weightless environment. In zero,
gravity, the body fluid rushes from the legs to the 4) ... where it stays for
duration of the mission. Astronauts often feel as if they have a 5) ... cold, and
disorientation can become a major problem. In space there's no physical 6) ..
to let you know when you're upside down and astronauts have to rely on vi
7) ... from their 8) ... Afew hours after reaching orbit, one in three of
astronauts will experience space sickness. These difficult conditions lead
problems with the astronauts' 9) ... systems. And there's also the problem
developing the new technology which can l0) ... a better protection for
spaceships.
0. A adverse
l. A accept
2..A backup
3
hdiscover
4. Atop
5. A invariable
6.@awareness
7. A clues
B hostile
B assume
S
assistance
B invent
@tread
B everlasting
B sensation
@niott
@premises
B free
furesent
C unkind
Sake
C aid
@nno
C captain
C eternal
$reenns
Sagldlcatlons
C outskirts
C secured
@provide
D angry
D seize
D benefit
D experience
D commander
@p"t*un"nt
D emotion
D guides
D places
Si'n-un"
D lend
8.@sunoundings
9. A unaffected
10. A supply
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VI. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word
that fits in the space in the same line (10 points):
The Educational Value of Computer Games
Irarning
or
just
playing? Researchers found that computer 0 SEARCH
games
had significant (1) ... value and they thought ir
would
be good to use them in school. The study
it
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concluded
that (Z) ... and adventure
Samel-Whrr.1q*^*,{ASfi{IMULATE
players create societies or build theme parks,
developed children's (3) ... thinking
n
.
and
(4) ... skills. Parents and teachers also taught
f'{cvtrfoor12
their children mathematics, reading and
spelling improved. And far from being a (5) .
CI{i\Oh,L
activity, children preferred to play games in pairs
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or small groups. (6) ... said that there was muchTq; rr{;
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6 TEACH
ro learn from the games industry in terms of (7) ..e{e,t.{oEXn@ DEVELOP
scenarios that really challenged and engaged
children, rather than (8) ... text books on the screen.
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8 REPRODUCE
Thus in the History classes the pupils can fuf iei&'\ Q^,4
A
be
(9) ... to put themselves in the place of one
a5'h{_,'{
9 ASK
n
of the soldiers or generals from a famous (10)
... event. 10 HISTORYCCT\
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all
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TEST 6
I. Read the sentences and decide which answer A, B, C, or D best
each space
(1"0 points):
1. This is the best ioke
I ... ever ... heard.
,i
A heard
@
have heard
pnaa heard D am hearing
2. When the chairman ... to tlp office he will answer your questions.
$*will
come
&o-.,
fits
C come D has come
3. We ... only a couple of days in Paris because we didn't expect to be so
4. I am not interested in your excuses; everybody ... that you are a liar.
cold and rainv.
@rp"nt
C have spent
A knew
'@"ow
B soend
'$*rr"
spending
B will know
@knows
B did
,$
*urn't
5, Only one person ... up at
By
party last Sunday.
A turns
(B-lturned
C was turned D is turned
6. I was tired because I ... all night.
@naa
worked B had been working
@.worked
D was working
7. While he :., a cassette somebody started to play the piano.
A recorded
{$was
recording
C had recorded
.6
has recorded
8. At present Jane ... law at the university.
fi)s
studying B studies
C studied D will study
C has got D got
10. Our nephew was a brilliant student, ... he?
9. We need more effective waygf dealing with floods or the problem ...
'
A get (pwill
get
A was
C didn't
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1. I'd prqfgr,^g"Jegron juice
for a change.
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Use only one word in each space (10 points):
A Short History of Golf
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Golf
(0)
4s we know it today.originated (l)fu.ib game played
":,Si\giltq
coast of Scotland during the l5th century. Players would hit a pebfli;;d;tri-;
natural course of sand dunes (2)qi.\ a primitive sgick. During the mid-l5th
century, Scotland was preparing to defend itself
@
*. an English invasion. And
because the population was more interested in playing golf and soccer
$t'hfain
military training, the Scottish parliament of King James II,blnq.ed
6)rf{
sports
in 1457. Golf's status and popularity quickly spread (6) :.'\:rth'ltfh cgntury due
to its royal support. In the beginning the club heads were made
Q)(.ihe
wood
of fruit,tlees such as apple or from hand-forged iron. Today these aqlique-s- a.r.e.l-
fe>\a$Hred
by collectors. The most famous golf shot
"urr
(b)STilSuTffi"'Kt!|)T
Shephard's hitting a ball on the moon in 197I, watched by an audience of
millions around the world. Does this make golf the first sport in space? Golf was
confirmed as a global sport (10)tit was made an Olympic sport in 1900.
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IV. Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines
are correct but others contain an unnecessary word.If a line is correct
put a tick
({)
atthe end of the line. If the line has a word which should
not be there, write the word at the end of the line. There are two
examples done for you at the beginning
(0)
and
(00) (10 points).
My Favourite Subjects
',j
My favourite subjects are definitely swimming and music. We swim
in the same swim basin wheie in which my dad learned to swim.
There I am training at the present for the bronze medal.
That's why I have to dive to a depth of two meters, swim 200
meters against o,frfhe clock and learn the rules of swimming.
I also like reading and Maths and I can say I'm good at both.
I particularly enjoyfireading in the evenings. I hope to get
the fourth Harry Potter book as a Christmas present.
I've already read about the first three during the summer
V. Read carefully the text below. Some of the lines are correct but others
contain a spelling or a punctuation error. Find the error and write it
at the end of the line. If a line is correct put a tick (r'). The first two
lines are done as examples (L0 points).
holidays. But there are also subjects that I'm not too fond of,ffi.
I'm not
!K
ur.y god at writing and I know I should really
practice more. I'd rather play football than
fi
do this.
Our Pets
By far the majority of family pets are dogs and cats. Some other
pets include guinea pigs, fish$, birds, reptiles. Whether the pet
is big or small, has fur or feathers, he is a lovely presence in every
house. Growing up with a pet can be a wonderfull experience for
children. A pet will provide hours of fun as well as an oportunity
for children to learn to love, and care for othel creatureiit6gether
with the
joyt
of pet ownership there come the responsibilities:
grgo-ming, exercisfing, and feeding. A child u,ho learns to care
f'bftf?n animal and to treat it kindly, gets invaluable training in
learning to treat people the same rvay. Developing positive feelings
about pets can contribute to a child's self eglgem. A good
relationship with a pet can also help in developing nonverbal
comnlunication. compassion, and empathy.
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2 ...
3 ...
4 ...
6 ...
7...
8 ...
9 ...
10 ...
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2 ...
3 ...
4 ...
6...
7 ...
8 ...
9 .,.
10 ...
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VI. Read the text below and use the word given in capitals at the end of
each line to form a word that fits in the space (10 points):
A T[ibute to Beauty
It'simpossible notto be astonished by India's magic and
beauty. Nobody can understand it completely because
nowhere on Earth does (1) ... present itself in such an
amazing
(2J ... burst of cultures, religions, races and
tongues. Its most famous (3) ... wonder is Taj Mahal.
to capture its elusive magic. Since the 17th century,
(6) ... have crossed continents to come and see this
ultimate
(7) ... to love, the celebration of woman built in
marble. When the beautiful Arjumand Bano died in (8) ...
the royal court mourned for two years and her husband
who was a (9) ... builder, decided to create
something (10) ... that the world would never forget.
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Also known as The Crown Palace, it is the most (4) ... and
4
BEAUTY
well preserved tomb in the world. For centuries
ha"-ltlnA
the monument has inspired poets, painters and (5) ... to try
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TEST 7
I. Read the sentences and decide which answer A, B, C, or D best fits;
each space
(10
Points):
l. They .. . for a week when the coach told them that the contest was postponed.
@had
been training
C trained
2. They .. . for a house in this area.
A look
S)t.
looking
C will look
D had looked
3. Our relationship ... worse and worse.
B had trained
'D
were training
A gets
B got
@is
getting
D get
4. It's-absolutety fantastic to spend your holiday on a deserted island,
Ais
C does
r
ffeel
D felt
9. Mf sister doesn't tike to spend her holiday with our parents and ... .
@o
do t
@neither
9o
I
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E io have I
D neither have I
10. The government .. . take steps to help the homeless.
@should
C can
B have eaten
D would eat
B were taking
D take
B may
D might
II. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning
to
first sentence
(10
Points):
1. We'd rather stay home tonight,
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@isn't
D doesn't
5. If people ... more vegetables, they would be healthier.
A eat
0ut.
6. A lot of changes ... place in Romania lately.
A took
Ohuu.
taken
7. Due to the great demand th"y . . . another cable car up the side of the mountaln.
A build "Gwill
build
C will be built
D were built
8. I always ... embarrassed when people make a fool of themselves in front
of other people.
A will feel
B am feeling
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3. The spokesman asked the participants to look at the screen.
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the club without passing,the
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Use only one word in each space (10 points):
Christmas in the World
Although Christmas is a Christian holiday, (0) many Chinese people
celebrate by decorating (1)t\u.{houses wi,qh Christmas trees, cooking and eating
special foods, and spending time (2) u,lTlfamily and friends. The commercial
aspect of the holiday is spreading here too even if (3|*flilibst of the people the
Chinese New Year is the big event of the season. On the other part of the world,
in US, citizens didn't dream of Christmas (
)5^ffi1850.
The holiday that
Americans
qelebrate
today seems (5)Si.& a timbtA8Pweaving of custom and
feeling
(6)4S; reach of iristory. Yet the familiar mix of carols, cards, presents,
trees, multiplicities of Santas and holiday fever.that have come to define
December 25th in the,United States is little (7)trvr44than a hundred years old. It
was a response (8)t$Bbcial and personal needs that arose at a particular point
in history, in this case a time of conflict and civil war. Those (9).1[had seen
Christmas trees in German houses
prought
them home inspiring Americans
throughout the nation to adopt the tradition (1)Qftttreir own.
IV. Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines
are correct but others contain an unnecessary word. If a line is correct
put a tick (r') at the end of the line.If the line has a word which should
not be there, write the word at the end of the line. There are two
examples done for you at the beginning
(0) and
(00) (10 points).
Table Manners Today
There it is not much call for a complete working knowledge of table
rrranners
in America today. Many families gather around the dinner
table only at holiday feasts. Many restaurants are too casual to
require, or even }f,.to allow more'than basic table manners.
Frm tlrp time to time
-
perhaps at an important business dinner,
or a romantic date at an expensive restaurant
-
it is necessary
0it
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1 ...
)
3 ...
4 ,,.
to display
q
ever more sophisticated knowledge of table etiquette.
This is not difficult once you did have mastered the basics.
Anyone armed with any knowledge and abitity to adapt smoothly
to the situation at hand will be able to handle even the most formal
event. After all the goal is hot to demonstrate him that you can
master the smallest detail but would ratherltrbehave with
graciousness at the table.
5..
6 ...
7..
8..
9..
10.
V. Read the text below and decide which word best fits each numbe
space
(10 points):
Colours and How They Influence Our Lives
We decorate our 0)
*
paying attention to every detail and especially
colours because they have a profound effect on our 1) ... In clothing, interi
landscape and even natural 2)...
,
a color can change mood from sadness
happiness, from confusion to intelligence, from fear to confidence. Partic
colours have different 3) ... on each individual. Different studies proved
green for example helps us 4) ... to new environments and situations. Grey is
color which 5) .,.. creativity. Some tones of blue suggest communication and
trust. Red is always 6) ... with romanticism and it is no 7) ... that red is
chosen symbolic color for the Valentine's Day. There are no 8)... in colour
important as personal style. Today, most designers draw from many
periods as well as contemporary influences and mix them together to create
personal spaces. The most effective color palettes reflect and enhance tF
interests, collections and activities of the people who live there as 10)
architectural features,
0. A companies
1$fancy
2.iftilight
3. A goods
4. A arrange
5. A sponsors
6.Sassociated
7.&coilision
8. A currents
9. A exclusive
10. A fine
B houses
B fad
B flash
B belongings
B compose
B advances
B
joined
B crash
iStrends
B sole
B good
C shelters
C whim
C radiance
C conclusions
Slrnodify
@promotes
C related
@accident
C courses
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D quarters
pmood
D blaze
Deffects
@oiu',
D assists
D united
D disaster
D moves
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VI. Read the text below and use the word given in capitals at the end of
each line to form a word that fits in the space (10 points):
Significance in Miniature
Japanese religious philosophy placed man not outside
or in conflict with nature, but as a small element
within nature's (1) ... whole. Man, trees, stones and
waterfalls belgng to Mother Nature. In bonsai,
just
as
in landscape
(2)
..., in ikebana and in the
art of
(3) ..., the essence of nature is conveyed by small
details rather than complete (4) ... of natural scenes.
For the Japanese people a small part suggests
the larger picture. The artist's role in this art is
to fill in the (5) ... elements. Working within
the (6) ... of space, the Japanese have created methods
for enjoying the majesty of nature on a small scale.
In their garden art, they (7) ... panoramas
of mountain landscapes and woodland.
O RELIGION
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7 CREAT"A
I MINIATURA{. ,
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The benefits of (8) ... mean to be able to bring into
your house a bonsai, a small
(9) ... of the natural
beauty against the absolute
(10) ... of a blank wall or screen.
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TEST 8
I. Read the sentences
and decide
which answer
A, B, C, or D best fits
each sPace
(10
Points):
l.Thedoctor...hisspeechwhenapoliceofficercameintotheroom.
A was finished
B had been finishing
@nua
finished
D finishqd
2. It seems
that it ... to snow'
A goes
C will go
@i'
C will be
3. I ... a decision
when the time comes'
@will
take
C have taken
4. In the past people ... read many books'
A used
'rv "' ^Y--
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flrsed
to
C use
D have used
5. The Romanian
football
team ... sure they witl win the championship'
:
@is
going
D has gone
B take
D am taking
B are
D was
6. Unless
you ... the dentist's
appointment'
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meeting'
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influential
businessmen. A.
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my brother was grating cheese'
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told us that h;. the product we needed.
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II. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the
first sentence (10 points):
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Use only one word in each space
(10 points):
Aboriginal Heritage
One of the world's longest surviving cultures, which (0) goes back at least
50,000 years is Australian Aboriginal culture. Uluru is perhaps the most well
(1)
... sacred site in Australia, being the world's largest monolith. In Aboriginal
mythology the word stands
(2)
iur the Intelligent Snake fpom the higher spirit
realms
(3)
d. the universe. The natives think that (4) Jf is a hollow below
ground whictr hides (5F*.1 energy source that they call 'Tjukurpa' the 'dream
time'- that mystical period of (6) ...
,
back beyond human reckoning, when the
land was first created. They betieved (7)tlBt the world existed, but was
featureless. Giant semi-human beings, resembling plants or animals, rose up
from the plains and wandered around canying (8) ... the tasks that the present
Aborigines do today including camping, making fires, digging for water,
fighting each other, and performing ceremonies.
The creators made everything with (9) ... the aborigines are in daily contact
and from which they gain their living. The heroes also established (10) ... that
govern all aspects, both secular and sacred, of the tribes.
Roxana Boangiu. Mirela Dincu
IV, Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines
are correct but others contain an unnecessary word.If a line is correct
put a tick
(/) at the end of the line.If the line has a word which should
not be there, write the word at the end of the line. There are two
examples done for you at the beginning
(0)
and
(00) (10 points).
Choosing a Career
Acrording to a recent survey, teens today are becoming more realistic
when it comes to choosing a career. Things were so different in 1999
when
,,athlete"
wa@the second most popular career choice. But three
years later this career fell to sixth place.
lhi(iSJshows
that teens begin
to set goals for themselves that reflect6q.dbetter their abilities.
While it is difficult to become a professional athlete without superstar
abilities, by studying it is possible to succeed in different domains like
computer science, for example. Teens were voted this career as
the third most popular, showing that they were aware of their choices.
The study which also shows that students measure success by
something other than money, In fact, teens say that when choosing
a career that is
,,fun
and exciting" is more important than to
choosing one that would make them rich.
We and the Aliens
Scientists struggle too find evidence of the existence of other
cjyilizations in the universe. And there are people who claim
they where kidnapped by some green little creatures. But if
aliens exist sor-nervhere in the universe what would they possibly want
1
from hurnanitylThey definitely consider us an inferior, unworthy
species. We are proud, lazy and we lack the free will. Almoust
always we feel superior to our friends. Tough we like to
believe that we "think for ourselves and we "make our own
choice" its hard to find an authentic human being who does
real thinking, who is free from prejudice and has an individual
decision-system We tend to hate anyone who is 'odifferent", so
various cultures, nations languages and people are all treated
as virtual enemies. The desire to master other people makes
them start wars.
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V. Read carefully the text below. Some of the lines are correct but others
contain a spelling or a punctuation error. Find the error and write it
at the end of the line. If a line is correct put a tick
(r'1. The first two
lines are done as examples
(10 points):
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VI. Read the text below and use the word given in capitals at the end of
each line to form a word that fits in the space (10 points):
Making Associations
Colour is something the majority of us take for granted largely
because it is (1)
... in countries such as ours, where
technology can provide us with those colours that mother
nature cannoJ. As children we are generally more (2) ... 2
to colour, and enjoy it for its own sake. Later in life our (3) ...
in colour become more (4) ... affected by fashion, tradition, 4
and symbolism. No matter how open-minded we may think
we are, the majority of us still make (5) ...
,
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(6) ... where other people are concerned, based on colour. 6
For instance, consider how one might (7) ...
judge
a bride dressed in black, a widow dressed in red or
someone in their (8) ... with a mop of grey hair.
Our ancestors used colours to
judge
whether something
was (9) ... or ripe, dangerous or safe. Colour
was a (10) ... of survival so it's only natural that we
stiilGe this system.
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TEST 9
I. Read the sentences and decide which answer A, B, C, or D best fits
each space
(L0 points):
1. I ... her every morning in the 8 o'clock tube.
2. While they ... down the street an oJ$ lady started to cry for help.
A are walking
@.)were
walking
A am meeting
C will meet
C walked
A were inviting
C are inviting
A is reading
C will be reading
@meet
D have met
D walk
B have noticed
D notice
3. The river ... bigger because of the heavy rain.
@is growing
_).-,Brows
C will grow p&rad grown
4. Last year our friends ... us to spend the Easter at their place.
B invite
@,!nvited
A{tarted
Clua
shrted
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C had noticed
5.By the time they reached the coast, it ... to rain.
B starts
D had been starting
6. I was totally confused when I ... I couldn't find the way to my friend's house.
7. This newscaster usually ... out the reports on my favourite news progranrme.
B will read
@reads
8. Two days later, someone ... me abgt my son's behaviour.
A will inform
@
informed
10. T[e girl will get her inheritance when she ... twenty.
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9. Soqreday his parents . . . out the real reason that has driven him to leave home.,
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K.Csnnp\etethesetonil sentence so thatithas a similar meaning to the
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Use only one word in each space (L0 points):
Space
After discovering something that looked (0) like vast amountQ of
lvater
frozen beneath the planet's surface, scientists are still tryi;; to g.t
tf ftitrfrurr.
.
NASA is setting out its goals and preparing the ground for future missions (2)
t
.,
i ... identifying which technologies need to be developed to make those missions
happen. One of the major limitations (3) .i.:; the weight of the fuel needed to
propel the rockets out of the Solar System. To travel further, a rocket needs more
fuel, but more fuel means more weight, slowing the spacecraft down and making
it(4)i,-... efficient. As solar sails are powered by sunlight, they don't
l"q"Jd
to carry
onUciard'fuel (5)
f"li
conventional rockets and so are lighter (6)#il":"easier to
propel. For long missions, an on-board laser would be fitted to provide power
when the Sun is
just
a distant memory. Initial acceleration is low, meaning (7)
i,ri:.1
solar sails could only carry robotic probes. However, because they have a
continuous source (8) i'i. energy, they could eventually acce,lerate to speeds of
around 90 km per second. At that speed they could travel (9)f:;liliondon to New
York in
just
a minute; that's over 10 times (194.ii,-than the Space Shuttle. And
unlike current spacecraft, they are also reuSEble dnd do not require costly
refuelling for new missions.
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IV. Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines
are correct but others contain an unnecessary word.If a line is correct
put a tick
(/) at the end of the line. If the line has a word which should
not be there, write the word at the end of the line, There are two
examples done for you at the beginning
(0) and
(00) (10 points).
Exposed to Violence
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Researchers worldwide have been studying television violence
and they admit that television
\is
very violent. It's a well-known
fact that the people like violenc,i. Every generatiort liked to play
wJtfuCowboys and Indians or to build castles against invading
armies. The
Queen
in
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in Wonderland" M is always
removing heads, and kids love it. Society has been evolved
and television together with computers replaced eq the books
and the classical toys. From the Colisseum in.the Rome
to ever more popular contact sports, entertainment for us
involved Such violence of some kind. And don't forget
about the news and "promos" played even during the ad
breaks. It is very hard to prove that something so wide
spread is having a specific effect on people. There is
no doubt that domestic violence is a problem, but kids and
parents don't learn this behaviour from Bugs Bunny.
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space
(10 points):
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Adolescents and Media
In my (0) .,b the media nowadays promote in general (1) ... role models
all of us and not only to young people. As far as progratnmes addressed to you
people are concerned, most of them promote bad violent
(2) .. .- (most movies
d
so) and racist stereotypes against specific ethnic
(3) .... As a matter of
(4)
"
they don't promote
(5) ... between men and women. Women are presented
consumer beings, only caring aboUt cosmetics and beauty. They prom
women's beauty and not their
(6) .... I think that this is caused by the
financial
(7) ... behind thebeauty
(8) .... As for men, they are powerful
successful
persons ready to get into a (9) ... and solve a difference in coI
rather than peacefully. And this is not the only instance of distorted reality
movies picture. The life people are supposed to have in movies is far away
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reality, it is an ideal one but reality is not ideal. Consequently young people can
believe that they can go on their lives by behaving in a certain
(10)
...,
just
because their heroes act like that.
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7 A,advantages B profits
8$ndustry B factory
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VI. Read the text below and use the word given in capitals at the end of
each line to form a word that fits in the space
(10 points):
Vegetarian Nutrition for Teenagers
Vegetarianrsrz represents a positive move towards
a cleaner and more compassiqg4te world,
a reduction in globat (1) ..1'';tff&'ilnproved personal health.
If we are concerned about all these we should think
about meat production's (2) ... impact
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on (3) ... rain forests, soil stability, air and water quality,
the billions of animals killed for food each. year.
The (4) ... should be aware thdt vegetarians are generally
at lower risk for heart disease, high blood (5) ..., some
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choosing not to eat meat or fish. They are very
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plenty of (9) ... greens, whole grain
9 LEAFy,l
(10) ..., nuts, seeds and legumes than big quantities of meat. 10 P}pPV!?,:
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TEST 10
I. Read the sentences and decide which answer A, B, C, or D best lits
each space
(10 points):
1. I always ... the shopping list before leaving the house.
B am checking
D to check
S
wi[ show
D have shown
3. The news of his accident ... us five days ago.
Areached
$.had
reached
C reaches
Dis reaching
4. It's common knowledge that young people ... to spend their holiday at the
seaside.
$tit
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C will like
5. The next generations ... if we waste all the natural resources.
A are affected
B affect
dlwill
be affected D have affected
O. fire'plane ... in Chicago at ten o'clock tomorrow moming.
A anived _\fts
arriving
C has arrived ,D'arrives
7. Your friend ... speak his mind and ibtt his employer what he really thinks.
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8. I woutd be furious if they ... my d^iary.
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2.I ... him up to the door.
A show
Cu*
showing
A meets
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10. The senators ...
A looked
C had looked
B liked
D have liked
B would meet
D will meet
forward to signing the agreement.
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looking
C will read
D have read
9. If the mayor ... the citizens they would discuss about the location of the
new cathedral.
II. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the
first sentence
(10 points):
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Use only one word in each space
(L0 points):
Father Christmas
Christmas is primarily,a religious (0) holiday, the celebration of Christ's
bkth. The practice (1) q, putting trees in the house, candles and many
decorations indicate (2)+h41the pagan origins are still alive and well. Today
ChrisqryEp-offers people (3ft\t opportunity to give and receive presents, to help
(4)
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are (5)
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need. The Christmas spirit of giving, of peace and
understanding, of tolerance is personalized (6) i.'ii Santa Claus, Father
Christmas. According (7fnt legend, Nicholas, (8)'1t.. benevolent man, was born
in Turkey and died on 6 December, 343. He comes every yeErn*ugder different
names. In Austria Nikolaus is accompanied by Krampus (9)'f id*"r naughty
children. In the Netherlands, Sinterklaas, accompanied by one or more black
slaves, gives presents to children on December 5. St Nicholas was the q-ro{el for
the Hollywood Santa, who was fust stylized into a
jollier
fellow (10) !l:t!p.u
Cola ads.
IV. Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines
ane cornect but others contain an unnecessary word.If a line is correct
put a tick
({
at the end of the line.If the line has a word which should
not be there, write the word at the end of the line. There are two
examples done for you at the beginning (0)
and
(00) (10 points).
Ancient Olympic Games
The Olympic Games as we know them today have only
been around since the first modern Olympiad who held
in Athens in 1896. But the tradition of athletic competitions
is rwe older. In ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece
it was extremely important to participate in athletic contests.
Archeologists have found an evidence that the kings,
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pharaohs and nobles attended to the competitions.
The Egyptians were known for playing aU thq types of
ball games and participating in boxing, gymnastic
and wlt[ stick fighting competitions. The stadiums
and the training facilities were built
h
bV the Greeks.
Poor people could ibq participate if they had
a sponsor. All the participants trained rigorously
to irnpress and please their gods.
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contain a spelling or a punctuation emor. Find the error and write it
at the end of the line. If a line is correct put a tick
(r').
The first two
lines are done as examples (10 points).
Global Warming
While many environmental grups have been warning about
extreme weather conditions for a few yearyr the World
Meteorological Organization announced iniuly 2003 that
Secent
scientific ass6ments indicate that,%s the global
tEinperature continue$ to warm due to climate change,
the number and intensity off extreme events might increase".
They also npte that'[Gw record extreme events occur every
t1
year somewere on the globe, but in the recent years
the number of such extremes has increased)*
The definition of extreme events is limited tof high
or low temperatures, high rainfallamounts and droughts.
Furthermore scientists have pointed out that$rthern Europe
could be severely affected with colder weather if climate
change continues, as the arctic begins to melt and send
fresher waters further south.
VI. Read the text below and use the word given in capitals at the end of
each line to form a word that fits in the space
(10 points):
Ewloe Castle - a Native Welsh Castle
Many visitors to Wales are acquainted with the Norman
and Edwardian castles that dominate the countryside.
Domination, (1) ... and subjugation of the local populace 1 INTIMIDATE
were the main reasons for their construction. They
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rcmain as (2) ... survivors of a heritage marked by conflict.
My brother and I visited the castle on a beautiful (3) ...
day. Little is known about Ewloe, and since it's not
one of the better-(4) ... north Welsh castles, we didn't
know what to expect. We had a bit of
(5) ... finding
the castle, but we were rewarded with one of those (6) ...
(7) ... surprises we've now come to expect while
travelling thr.ough Wales. The first thing that impressed
us was the serenity of the (8) ... . The castle offers visitors
perhaps the best opportunity to absorb a permeating
sense of (9) ... energy, and to have visions ofsurvival
and (10) ... which once filled these marvelous structures.
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TICKET 1
I. Read
(in
silence) the text below and express your opinion about the
ideas it contains. Support your opinion with examples and arguments.
(20 points)
Gullibility**in{7
Nowadriys people look down on gullible persons, laugh at them and don't
even take them seriously. They are defined as both stupid and lacking common
sense. Gullible people believe everything they are told. For example if
somebody tells him "Hey, did you notice gullible is written on the ceiling?",
the gullible person would immediately look upwards, to the
joy
of the others
who know there is nothing there.
Still, there is another matter to be brought up. Are gullible people really
stupid or their only problem is that they trust the others too much? Each of us
can be at least once in the situation of taking a piece of information for granted
when facing circumstances we know nothing about.
Each of us has been at least once gullible, that is the source of cheap laugh
for others. Does it mean that we are all stupid?
People should be given the opportunity to trust their friends without being
taken advantage of and labeled accordingly. Our society should promote trust
and not make fun of it. Thus, gullible persons' view on life may
just
be better
than that of most of our fellows.
II. Do you consider that teenagers today have become more and more
addicted to telephones? Explain and expand.
(10 points)
TICKET 2
I. Read (in
silence) the text below and express your opinion about the
ideas it contains. Support your opinion with examples and arguments.
(20 points)
Boarding Schools
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When talking about boarding schools we usually refer to British boarding
schools because most of them around the world follow the pattern of the
classical British ones. Boarding schools have specified rooms which include the
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dormitory,wherestudentssharethefamou'@therefectory,wherethey
have their meals and the study hall, the place for academic work. It also has
facilities for washing, a storehouse and a playground.
These boarding schools imply long
-term
cut / separation from both parents
and culture, giving birth to a phenomenon known as TCK
-
third culture kid.
Children between 2 & 18 may be sent to this kind of schools. The period of time
spent there may also vary from 1 year to more than 12 years. Still,
junior
boarding schools in the States, that is schools for students below the age of 13
are',hot as sought as they are in UK or India.
Switzerland, on the other hand, is acknowledged as owning one of the
world's best boarding schools. The government supports the country's economy
by developing strategies to win foreign students. Their boarding schools provide
not only education in several languages but also a wide range of quality facilities
organized through the Swiss Federation of Private Schools.
II. Read and answer the following questions:
1. What kind of rooms does a boarding school include?
2. What makes Switzerland special in terms of boarding schools?
(10 points)
TICKET 3
I. Read (in silence) the text below and express your opinion about the
ideas it contains. Support your opinion with examples and arguments,
(20 points)
AIDS
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, discovered by Robert Gallo
in 1978. This virus kills the T cells, which are the body's main defense against
illness, thus attacking the immune system. The process is not visible, that is why
the person may look perfectly healthy for many years, not knowing that she is
already infected. They only become more vulnerable to illnesses as their
immune system cannot fight as well as it used to.
The causes are multiple. Specialists actually talk about a chain of events and
life situations which work together and lead to what is known as AIDS. They
talk about bad genes, bad bacteria, bad viruses, etc. Genes are the only ones we
cannot do anything about. They are inherited from our parents. But we can
influence all the other factors in order to improve our lifestyle and avoid all the
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health problems. We can avoid not only accumulation of toxins inside our body
but also ailments, stress, unpleasant life experience poor diet and even poor
thoughts which promote illness. In this way the chances for HIV to "do its
job"
become lower and lower.
II. Talk about one Romanian custom or tradition that you particularly
like. Expand. (10 points)
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I. Read (in
silence) the text below and express your opinion about the
ideas it contains. Support your opinion with examples and arguments.
(20 points)
Reincarnation
It seems that reincarnation provides a better and better explanation of man's
origin and destiny. The interest in this topic increases nowadays even though it
is considered occult phenomena. Reincamation claims that one's life can be
continued even after his death, in further lives, thus having more chances to
reach a better spiritual level and attain liberation.
Reincamation is the opposite of Christianity for its rejecting the final
judgment
by a holy God, taking the possibility of spending the rest of your
"eternity" in hell into account. Reincarnation explains the difterences between
people by the type of life therv lived pr:eviously. Everything people do during their
life time goes in the next one. That is why some people are successful without
being religious, some others are tormented their whole life. some are rich" others
are poor. It is all explained by the action of karma. Reincarnation seems to punish
or reward one's deeds without havin-e to depend on a persorial God.
II. Read and answer the foilo*lurg questions:
1. What is the main difference hreiween reincarnation and Christiariity?
2. How does reincarnation explain the differences belween peopie I
(10 points)
TICKET 5
I. Read (in silence) the text below and express your opinion about the
ideas it contains. Support your opinion with examples and arguments.
(20 points)
Homeless People
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"The increasing number of homeless people is a result of two main trends over
the past 25 years: a growing shortage of rental housing that people can actually
afford on the one hand and an increase in poverty on the other hand. It is clear
that poverty and homelessness are linked. People who cannot afford to pay for
food, health, housing and education are usually poor people. That is why being
poor equals being ill, uneducated, hungry and homeless.
According to a statistics, in 2000, Il.3Vo of the U.S. population lived in
poverty and what's worse, 40Vo of them are children. The factors to explain
poverty are: the increasing unemployment and the declining value of public
assistance. It was proved that poverty is increasing especially in the families
where the father doesn't exist. As a result of low salaries and unstable
employment, many families have difficulties in getting medical care, a house
and food. That is why paying the rent has become a burden for most of these
people and homelessness is the immediate consequence.
II. What do you think our planet will look like in the future taking the
greenhouse effect into account? (10 points)
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I. Read (in
silence) the text below and express your opinion about the
ideas it contains. Support your opinion with examples and arguments.
(20points)
UFO Reports
Reports say that in 1947, near New Mexico, a UFO crashed in a field which
belonged to a farmer. The farmer didn't know what it was about, so he went to
check. That moment he saw things he had never seen before . Being confused, he
went to the sheriff who called the Air Force Base in his turn. Air Force Base
secured the area and took the air craft to a hangar in Ohio. The local nurse was
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calied to do an autopsy. What she reported was quite unusual. The body had only
four fingers at each hand, no thumbs.
What is more, the Air Force Base came back to the farmer telling him to
avoid sharing this experience with other people. Not being in the Military, the
farmer didn't obey. That was the moment the Air Force Policeman threatened
him by saying that he would better keep quiet or he might
just
turn up missing.
All the mystery surrounding this particular event might make people think
that the Air Force has serious reasons to hide the truth which, why not, could
have somqthing to do with the UFOs.
lL What do you think people need to do in order to live a healthy life?
What do you do to improve your health? Expand. (10 points)
TICKET 7
I. Read
(in
silence) the text below and express your opinion about the
ideas it contains, Support your opinion with examples and arguments.
(20 points)
Premonitions
Even though most of the dreams have a symbolic interpretation, some of
them are thought of as conveying a warning message. For example if you dream
about having brakes problems with your car, it may mean that you should slow
yourself down in your life on the one hand, but it would be advisable for you to
check the brakes on your car on the other hand.
A famous case of premonition well known in the history is that of the
American president Abraham Lincoln. A few days before being assassinated, he
dreamt of his own body laid out in a room in the White House.
Another case is that of a woman on the Titanic who, a night before sinking
dreamt of a horrible event that was to happen the very next day. She told her
husband about her premonition but he wouldn't take her into account. Still, she
prepared both herself and her children by dressing them in warm clothes. She
and her children eventually survived, but her husband, unfortunately, didn't
make it.
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tl. Which dPyou consider to be the greatest invention of all times? Give
reasons.
(10 points)
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I. Read
(in silence) the text below and express your opinion about the
ideas it contains, Support
your opinion with examples and arguments
(20 points)
Valentine's DaY
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February is the month when gifts and flowers are exchanged between the
loved ones, in the name of St. Valentine. The history of St. Valentine can be
traced back in the Christian and ancient Roman tradition.
Valentine was a priest who served in the third century in Rome. Emperor
Claudius was the one to decide that single men are better soldiers than the
married ones, that is why he forbade marriage for young men. Valentine rcalnze-d
the injustice of his decision and continued thus to perform marriages for those
who loved each other in secret. Soon Valentine's actions were discovered by
Claudius and he ordered that he be killed.
Some other stories claim that Valentine was the first one to send a 'valentine'
greeting himself while he was in prison. He fell in love with the
jailor's daughter
who visited him secretly. Before his death he sent her a letter signing
'From your
Valentine', an expression still in use nowadays.
II. Tatk about one famous person of the twentieth century. Bring
arguments.
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I. Read
(in silence) the text below and express your opinion about the
ideas it contains. Support your opinion with examples and arguments
(20 points)
Stonehenge
For more tha4 5000 years Stonehenge has drawn visitors from all over the
world. It is not known why hundreds of people created this marvelous place on
Earth.
Before Stonehenge was built, Salisbury Plane had been a pine foresl
Nowadays some of the stones of the original monument have fallen down, others
have been carried away or damaged by the visitors.
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stones and making them stand upright. Nobody knows for sure because it was
obvious that great muscle power was needed. The heaviest megalith weighted
about 45 tones. Many years from now on people will try to come up with an
answer to this remarkable mystery.
II. Would you like to be the President of Romania one day? Why? Why
not? (10 pints)
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l. Read (in
silence) the text below and express your opinion about the
ideas it contains. support your opinion with arguments and examples,
(20 points)
tMind
your manners!" is not a very pleasant thing to hear especially if you
are the one who is being told so. But the truth is that it is rather difficult for
teenagers to be aware of good manners nowadays, and what is more it is so
"geek-like"
to be polite, not to mention well-mannered. Or at least this is how
most teenagers think.
What a teenager should know is that there are three important principles
behind the good manners used today: custom, consideration and common-sense.
While custom is simply the habit of doing certain things such as shaking
hands or tipping hats, consideration should be the basic idea of good manners.
So being considerate is almost always similar with being well-mannered.
Consideration is thinking about how the other person feels. So before eoming to
the conclusion that being well-mannered is a geek's
job,
teenagers should ask
themselves whether being rude to someone is bad manners
just
because a book
says or because it hurts feelings. The third component of good manners is
corlmon sense. For example giving your seat to an old and maybe ill perscn is
common sense.
Bearing in mind these three principles should make it easier for teenagers and
grown-ups as well to deal with good manners.
Il. Comment upon the proverb A
friend
in need is a
friend
indeed"
(10 points)