Welcome to Test Your English!Practice Test 4
Top score: 61
Look at the text in each question.
What does it say?
Mark the correct letter á, ÷ or C.
17-day holiday in Patagonia
Patagonia, in the southernmost part of the Americas, is a wild
and not much visited land, famous for its wonderful nature and great
Our tour will provide a range of experiences for you but we would
not recommend it to anyone who does not have a keen interest in
wildlife and fantastic scenery. In many of the places we go, there
is little in the way of shopping or cultural activities.
We start our tour in Buenos Aires where the climate may be warm, so
pack some summer clothes. But remember when we get to Patagonia and
the south it will be near freezing. You should have warm underwear
with you. If you feel the cold, a waterproof anorak and a warm
jacket are advisable. Lightweight walking boots are also a good
choice. But ... beware of the strong sun - take suncream with you.
During our October tour, two extra days will be added (making a
19-day holiday) in order to visit Peninsula Valdes. At this time of
year there is a huge variety of wildlife to be seen there -
seabirds, penguins and sea-elephants. Special viewing platforms have
been made from which you can stand and watch these curious animals.
And if we're lucky, whales, the most magnificent sea animals of all,
may be seen just off the coast.
We go on to Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world, and part of
the Land of Fire (Tierra del Fuego). Stand on the coast and look out
across the ocean - apart from a few small islands, there is nothing
between you and the bottom of the world!
Our next stop is Calafate, in the foothills of the Andes. From there
we visit Lake Argentino, a huge lake, considered one of the most
beautiful lakes in the world. The Perito Moreno Glacier, which we
also visit, is a river of ice that changes colours under the rays of
the sun. Watch as large bits of the ice fall from a height of 100m
into the waters of the lake.
The next part of our journey takes us from Argentina into Chile
where we will spend some time in Torres del Paine National Park. The
park is home to guanacos, the flightless rhea bird, flamingos and
the bird that symbolises the Andean region more than any other - the
condor. But you can do more than just watch -why not go horse riding
or trekking in the park?
The cost of the 17-day tour is
£3,650 which includes all transport,
accommodation and meals. For the 19-day tour in October, add a
Not many people go to Patagonia.
The tours are not suitable for everyone.
You will experience big differences in temperature during the tour.
The strong sun means you can wear summer clothes in Patagonia.
Our October tour is longer than our other ones.
You will see whales on the tour of Peninsula Valdes.
The main attraction of Ushuaia is its location.
Lake Argentino is famous for its beautiful colours.
The best way to explore the park in Chile is on horseback.
The cost of the tour depends on when you go.
I've always been fascinated by
history, so being an archaeologist I'm able to dig into the past and explore all
the things I'm interested in, and get paid for it. I also love the fresh air
which is great because even though there is some office work, most of the time
My interest started when I was about eight. There was something on TV about a
farmer finding some gold coins in his field, and I thought that was magic. When
I was at school I was hopeless at things like languages but good at subjects
like science and history. I'm lucky because at that time some parts of an
ancient Roman bathhouse were discovered near my town, and during my school
holidays I went along to watch and help. So when I left school, university
didn't attract me -1 wanted to work immediately. The man in charge offered me a
job - for not much money but I learnt a lot from him. Not just practical things
but also how to get the best out of the people you're working with. That's been
a great help to me.
Now, I specialise in what's called Rescue Archaeology - if a company is going to
build on some land, we get there first and make a record of what's in the ground
before it disappears. I have the same group of people working with me on every
job - we get on very well together and have some good laughs. We're friends
outside work too - some of us are members of a women's football team. But often,
if I've been outside in the cold and wet all day, all I want to do is stay at
home and plan my next day. When I go to bed I sleep very well!
The Problem of
Being an Archaeologist
Under Your Feet
The History of
How to Get to
the Top in Your Job
Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space.
For each question, choose the correct letter - á, ÷, ó or D.
FREE AIR TRAVEL
Most people know that (26)...........................are many
kinds of birds (27)...........................fly long
distances every spring and autumn. This activity is known
(28) .......................... 'migration'.
Scientists know (29)...........................about where the
birds fly to, and why they do it,
(30)...........................there are still different
(31)...........................about exactly how the birds
(32)...........................to find their way back to the same
places every year.
Birds travel between the areas where they can depend
(33)...........................the best food
supply in winter, and the places where their young are born. The
number of birds making
these journeys every year is (34)...........................big
that their routes are called 'flyways', and
the distances travelled (35)...........................be
amazing: there is one bird, only 350mm
(36)...........................length, which in its lifetime
probably travels almost a million kilometres.
There are seven questions in this part.
For each question there are three pictures and a short recording.
Mark the correct letter.
What time does the bank close on Fridays?
What does the woman want to buy?
animals did the man see?
picture shows what happened?
many computers does the family have?
are they going for their holidays?
did the woman meet?
is Jane's hotel?
You will hear someone reviewing some different
You will hear a man talking on the radio about Maria
For each question, fill in the missing information
in the numbered space.
Maria Silvers: businesswoman of the year
Maria was born in
(14) but left when she was
11 years old.
The subject she preferred at university was
Her first job was as a (16).
In 1995, Maria and her (17) opened their first
The number of coffee bars that she has opened so far is
Her business is now worth £ (19).
Look at the six sentences for this part.
You will hear a conversation between a boy, Malachi,
and a girl, Jasmine, about computer games.
Decide if each sentence is correct or incorrect.
If it is correct, mark A. If it is not correct, mark ÷.
Jasmine understands why her father dislikes computer
Malachi's parents have a better opinion of computer games than
Jasmine's father has.
Malachi and Jasmine both believe that playing
computer games is bad for your eyes.
Malachi suggests a way for Jasmine to change her father's opinion.
Jasmine thinks that computer games should be used for management
Jasmine had a computer game which taught her to read.