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 PART 1 - LISTENING COMPREHENSION TEST
 
listen to the text twice and then choose the best answer:
 

1.  In the world of fashion snakeskin is thought to be:           

          unpopular because killing snakes causes rage

          luxurious and therefore too expensive

          less popular than crocodile skin

         very popular

 

2.  Scandinavian designers have

         given up the production of some exotic materials

         built a new factory for the production of leathers, silks and furs

         come up with a new kind of material for making clothes

         just announced their victory over rival companies

 

3.  The world’s top fashion houses

        partly rely on kids

        are now offered fish leather

         are competing severely

         hope to get the best models in the new millennium

 

4.  It takes three days to

        find fish old enough

         make a dress out of fish skin

         remove all the fat and dirt from fish skin

        produce the material for making dresses

 

5.  The process of skin treatment

          includes a stage of pickling

         has been lifted to a high level

         is a business secret

         is done by Mr Bergholz’s partner company

 

6.   In her production, Yvonne Eriksson prefers

         materials from Finland

         snake leather

         traditional exotic skins

         fish from Lake Victoria

 

7. In comparison to other skin types, fish leather is judged by some to be

          much stronger

          equally strong

          far less strong

          the least strong

 

 

 

 

PART 2 - GRAMMAR TEST                           

                                                                 

I    Choose the right answer:

 

1.   Come on, no one  ________ heard of a real place as spooky as that.   

         have never              

       have ever                        
        has never                    
       has ever
 
2.    But you’d already lost two pairs of sunglasses back there in the summer camp, _________ ?
        did you                 
      haven’t you                 
       hadn’t you               
       didn’t you

 

3.   When we finally arrived _______ the location, we immediately got ______ to serious practice.

        to ……up               

        on….. in                         
        in ….. on                 
        at ….. down
 
4.    He wasn't allowed to go home ________ he'd apologised to the teacher.
           until                   
       afterwards                    
       during                        
       while

 

5.    I guess I’d also ________ embarrassed if my classmate ________ something like that.

       feel ….. does     
      felt ….. would do       
       feel ….. would do    
      feel ….. did

 

 6.  Linda’s mum made me _______ at their place till after dinner.

         to stay
         stay
         staying
         stayed

      

7.  It’s evident that teenagers have to work very ________ nowadays.

     hard

     harder
     hardly
     hardest     
 
8.  Despite being quite ________, those students picked up a lot in my classes.

         attentive                   

         attending                           
         inattentive               
         intentional

 

9.  I don’t know why we didn’t _______ in touch with those people from the old school.

      kept

      save
      hang
      keep      
  10. I couldn’t make up my ______ which puppy to take, they all looked gorgeous.
 
          decision                    
          choice                           
          mind                      
          selection

 

 

        

                    

II   Complete the text using the appropriate form of the verbs in brackets.

      Do not add any other words. 

                                     

          Abigail and her mother, Dr Gillian Doyle, were taking part in ‘Take Your Child to Work Day’, a scheme designed (1)  (give) children an idea of the jobs their parents do. The scheme (2)  (first / suggest) by the local council and now everybody (3)   (find) it very useful. ‘I  (4)  (not mind) what Abigail does as a profession, but at least she can base her decisions on experience. She got to see a lot of my day-to-day work, with patients (5)  (come) in with everything from a sore throat to a fractured arm’, explains Dr Doyle.

          ‘It was fascinating’, says Abigail. Of course, I  (6)  (be)  to Mum’s surgery even before the beginning of this scheme, usually to meet her after school.’

          The work at the surgery is only half of Dr Doyle’s day and the other half  (7)  (spend) at a local hospital. Abigail (8)  (accompany) her there, too, visiting patients on the wards.

Now, after having completed her scheme mission, on the question of whether it (9)  (encourage) her to become a doctor herself, Abigail is undecided. ‘It (10)  (require) a lot of commitment because the training is quite long and the work is really demanding’, she says.

 

III  Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first sentence, using the word given. Do NOT change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.

 

1. I’m going to ask my best friend to set up my Facebook profile.  /    by

    I’m going to have my   my best friend.

 

2. I lent you a book last month and now I’d like to have it back.    /    from

    Can I have back the book me last month?

 

3. I expect you are pleased to get home after such a terrible holiday.  /    must

    You   get home after such a terrible holiday.

 

4. The last time I spoke to her was when she got the award.          /    since

    I   she got the award.

 

5. Does Angela’s sister go in for any sport?                             /    wonder

    I   in for any sport.

IV Read the whole text first. Then fill in each blank with one suitable word:

          Sign language has been used for thousands of years in one form  (1) another.  (2) though some people believe sign languages are not real languages, linguist say that they are. The only difference is that (3)  of using speech, signers use their hands. (4) fact,  learning sign language is like learning any (5)  language – it takes time and practice.