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Practice Test 2


Top score: 40

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1. Congratulations ..................... the exam!
  A for passing on passing to pass D passing
2.

My brother has cut his leg badly - it's going to take ages to .......................

  A cure recover heal D relieve
3.

The man was found guilty..................murder.

  A with for of D to
4.

My mother named me ................... my grandmother - she's called Kate too.

  A to from after D by
5.

If I'd known you were coming I ................... you a meal.

  A would cook had cooked was cooking D would have cooked
6.

His English is good but he speaks .................... a strong accent.

  A with in through D by
7.

Her parents .................. to let her go to the disco.

  A forbade denied rejected D refused
8.

It's time you ................... your homework on your own.

  A

are doing

did do D will do
9.

The policeman asked me where .....................

  A I did live lived I did I live D I lived
10.

Would you like .................... open the window?

  A me to that I it I D I will
11.

What ..................... you do if all your money was stolen?

  A would do will D did
12.

The teacher .................... out a survey to see which sports the students preferred.

  A set tried carried D made
13.

Isabel .................... me to go shopping with her.

  A insisted persuaded made D demanded
14.

Mr Baxter won't .................... Maria go to the new nightclub in town.

  A permit allow leave D let
15.

I've brought a book to read .................... the train's late.

  A just as as long as in case D unless
16.

There were ..................... of mistakes in her composition.

  A various many several   D plenty
17.

He was short of time, but .................... to finish the exam.

  A succeeded achieved managed D overcame
18.

Sheila .....................a speech and thanked everyone for coming to the party.

  A did got said D made
19.

................. he's got a Portuguese name, he is in fact Swiss.

  A Despite In spite of Although D Even
20.

There are two letters from Spain, and................of them are for you.

  A all each either D both
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Many tourists visiting Britain are surprised that so many British people go abroad for their own holidays and don't ...(21)... advantage of what's offered in Britain. Indeed, they are charmed by the very British institution, the 'Bed and Breakfast' - or 'B and B'. Bed and Breakfasts get their name from what they ...(22)... for their guests - quite simply, a bed and breakfast. A 'B and B' does not aim to be a hotel - it ...(23)... from a hotel in that it may be more ...(24)... a home. Guests usually stay in a room with one or two beds, sometimes with a bathroom and television. What many visitors enjoy most is the ...(25)... English breakfast they are served. In most places, this ...(26)... of cereal and juice followed by a cooked breakfast - bacon, eggs and tomato, then toast and jam.
It is easy to ...(27)... and B, simply by phoning in advance or by paying a visit to a Tourist Information Centre. At the time of ...(28).... , they cost approximately £15 - £20 per night per person, which is usually considered very good ...(29)... for money. So when you next visit Britain, if you haven't already done so, why don't you ...(30)... one and see if you like it?

 

21. A make do take D have
22. A provide give put D present
23. A varies differs divides D separates
24. A similar same as D like
25. A usual typical normal D common
26. A made contains consists D includes
27. A book reserve arrange D plan
28. A stating writing summarising D researching
29. A price worth value D reward
30. A prove try attempt D test

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Many of our readers who have been to the Pacific Island of Caruza have written to tell us of their experiences. Most have been with the tour company 'Plan Travel', which still has a few vacancies on trips there. Most holidays are for two weeks, but 'Sort it Out' and 'Trip Pacific' also run short breaks there so it's worth shopping around. A few tourists who have organised holidays independently and stopped at the island for shorter breaks report that it is fairly easy to find accommodation.
Caruza, which is roughly 1000 miles north of Australia, was until a few years ago a little known island mentioned in 'Tales of the Cruiser', but which now receives over a million tourists a year. All letters we received have given glowing reports, describing not only the beauty of the island but its unspoilt countryside and lush vegetation. While some readers feel that it is too hot there, on the whole our letters depict a tropical paradise with even temperatures throughout the year and adequate rainfall.
While many visitors flock to the interior to experience the culture and visit ancient sites like Barunga, built by followers of Patal, derived from religions found elsewhere in the South Pacific, others tend to head for the beaches, where they claim to find total relaxation not to be matched anywhere else in the world. Some may be surprised that there are no highly developed resorts and those hoping for water sports will be disappointed.
There are few multi-storey hotels on the island and most accommodation is based on a series of huts in a horseshoe centred around a reception / restaurant area, which is on the beach. As a result the area between the huts would make an ideal play area for children. Some parents have warned that for small children there is some danger from insects and small reptiles, although the beaches are ideal; the sand is clean and the water crystal clear.
A two-week holiday for four will set you back by about £3,500, but it was felt overall that holiday-makers got very good value for money. Souvenirs are fairly cheap and the island is developing an industry in casual clothes and ornaments. 'Plan Travel' have trips leaving every Sunday and you can extend your holiday to include a visit to Australia if you wish. The flights are booked with Trans Pacific Airways and our readers have assured us of the high quality service.

 

31. What do we learn about Caruza in the first paragraph?
  A It's best for short breaks. It mainly attracts independent travellers. Several companies offer tours there. D It's the best island in the area.
32.

Caruza has grown in popularity due to

  A the mention in 'Tales of the Cruiser'. its proximity to Australia. easier access. D being a paradise.
33.

Most visitors to Caruza have reported that ?

  A the weather can be a problem. there are too many tourists. the island is well worth visiting. D it's the best island in the area.
34.

Caruza caters for holiday-makers who

  A particularly enjoy water sports. are interested in wildlife. have a variety of interests. D like a good night life.
35.

According to the text, most accommodation

  A is well-designed. is near the sea. has good views. D has been recently built.
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36. What is the main theme of the passage?
  A Modern hair fashion amongst entertainers. Problems associated with having no hair. Some facts about having a shaved head. D Information about the pop group 'Hot Rockets'.
37.

What is the current talking point amongst 'Hot Rockets' fans?

  A The shock felt by their parents about the group. The latest hair fashion of a group member. The leather clothes worn by the group. D The number of 40-year-old fans the group has.
38.

Why does actor Garfield Austin want to shave his head?

  A His hair has gone grey. He has made too many films. It would.be more convenient to be bald. D He wants to change his image.
39.

What does Bruce Masefield feel about shaving heads?

  A The style suits certain people. Everyone should do it if they want. Most men lack the courage to do it. D It's never been so popular before.
40.

Bruce Masefield believes that

  A head-shaving can cause disfigurement. at first heads should be shaved professionally. people wh40shave their heads catch cold too easily. D people who have accidents shouldn't shave their heads.