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1) USE OF THE RIGHT TENSE

In this passage, a reporter is watching a scene.

Rewrite the passage in the past using the appropriate verb form (past continuous, past simple or past perfect) and changing certain adverbial conjunctions. Remember that in some cases, but not all, the past continuous and the past simple are both possible.

About 30 minutes

1.

I am standing outside the house and I feel very scared

I outside the house, and I very scared.

2.

A black car is drawing up in front of the house

After a while, a black car in front of the house

3.

I am waiting but no one gets out of the car

no one ,

4.

finally the driver’s door opens and a woman steps out into the road.

but finally the driver’s door and a woman into the road.

5.

Now that I see her, I remember her.

I her, I her.

6.

She has been in the restaurant where I last saw James three months ago.

She in the restaurant where I James three months before.

7.

The woman is now walking up to the front door of the house, making no attempt to hide

The woman to the front door of the house, making no attempt to hide.

8.

I think about following her, but I decide that it would be better not to confront her

I about following her, but I that it would be better not to confront her.

9.

After she goes to the house, nothing happens for a few minutes. Then I hear a shot and someone is screaming.

After she into the house nothing happened for a few minutes, then I a shot and someone .

10.

I get out my mobile and I phone the police.

I my mobile and the police.

11.

While I am waiting for them to arrive, I watch the house, but no one enters or leaves it.

While I for them to arrive, I the house, but no one or it.

12.

Eventually the police arrives and goes into the house

Eventually the police and into the house.

13.

They are searching all over and finally they find James tied up in the cellar, alive and well. There is no trace of the woman

They all over and finally James tied up in the cellar, alive and well. There no trace of the woman.

2) Read the text below and pay attention to the gaps. Choose the correct word for each space, A,B,C, or D.

About 20 minutes

How can we prevent the ...1... of climate change? We all need to know what we can do to make things get better. The main cause of rise ...2... temperature is partly due to the ...3... of coal and petrol, so energy conservation is important. We can do it, for example, ...4... using public means ...5... the car, keeping the heating turned ...6..., and making sure the lights are off. Recycling, too, is essential, so glass containers should be taken to the bottle ...7..., and rubbish must be sorted out and placed in separate bags and further thrown in different containers. In sunny countries we should use solar energy to ...8... water. Most of these are quite small things, but if everyone does them, they might make a difference!

14.
1
  • drawbacks
  • consequences
  • effects
  • results
15.
2
  • on
  • to
  • for
  • in
16.
3
  • employ
  • use
  • abuse
  • activity
17.
4
  • by
  • on
  • in
  • always
18.
5
  • except
  • but
  • unless
  • instead of
19.
6
  • out
  • under
  • off
  • down
20.
7
  • stuff
  • seller
  • place
  • bank
21.
8
  • warm
  • boil
  • cook
  • heat

3) Vocabulary

Choose the correct option in italics to complete these sentences

About 15 minutes

22.
Young students sometimes look for jobs to take/earn some more extra money
23.
If I could, I’d like to study/learn economics at university.
24.
Last summer we took part in a school trip and we got/had a lot of fun.
25.
When Sophie went to high school, she soon did/made a lot of new friends .
26.
Tomorrow we’re going to pass/take a maths test. I am really nervous.
27.
I was late for school so I lost /missed the first lesson
28.
I am under pressure today, because I’m sitting/passing my exam .
29.
We’ve decided to learn/study golf on holiday.

4) Listening comprehension


If you can't hear the audio click here

About 30 minutes

30.
Roberta says that everywhere closes early in his town
  • Yes
  • No
31.
Roberta and Jane agree that taxis are too expensive
  • Yes
  • No
32.
Jane believes that Roberta’s town can be dangerous at night
  • Yes
  • No
33.
Jane says that people in the north of Europe get up earlier than those in the south
  • Yes
  • No
34.
Roberta thinks it is a good idea to sleep for a short while after lunch
  • Yes
  • No

5) Complete the gaps in these sentences choosing words from the table below.

About 20 minutes

driverpilotattendantlandcatchmiss
to leavetake offcheck inticketfarestation
takeplatformget on metertimetablegate
35.
If we don’t hurry up, we’ll the bus. It leaves the bus at ten o’ clock.
36.
It’s cheaper for four people to a taxi rather than go on the underground, because the taxi comes to less than the price of four .
37.
After you your luggage, you have to reach the , where someone checks it before you the plane.
38.
The train to Edinburgh leaves from number eight and you have to buy your in the office before you .
39.
In the , it said that the bus left at 10.00, and so we got there at 09:45 so that we would be sure to it.
Dettagli studente

How many legs on a typical dog? (e.g: 5)

“Il linguaggio è l’abbigliamento nel quale i tuoi pensieri sfilano in pubblico. Non vestirli mai con abiti volgari o scadenti.”

George W. Crane

“Perdonate colui che non parla che una lingua: non sa ciò che fa.”

Dicono di noi

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