Test 1. A Journey Through the Channel

1.

Listen to the tape and choose the correct option or answer the question.

1. Which adjective cannot be used to describe the railway terminal?

B) modern

A) spacious b) modern c) great d) bright

2. Why is the French Immigration office in England?

A) So passengers can get straight on to the train in England.

B) So passengers can get off the train as soon as they arrive.

C) So non-European citizens can be separated from Europeans.

D) So French citizens don’t have to show their passports.

3. How many floors do the carriages have?

4. How long is crossing the channel?

5. Why do the crew play bingo?

A) To improve their French.

C) To win some money.

6. What was the crossing to France like?

C) impractical

B) To pass the time

D) To practise communication skills.

A) alarming b) calm c) impractical d) involving

7. Why were the passengers moved to the neighbouring carriage on the way to London?

8. Why did the train suddenly stop?

9. What does the speaker think will happen to channel travel in the future?

A) It will not be profitable.

B) It will be affordable for everyone.

C) There will be a lot of technical problems.

D) It will be a common thing.

10. Why is the speaker not going to use the channel tunnel in the future?

A) It is too expensive. b) He prefers going by boat.

C) It takes too long. d) He has no reason to go to France again.

2. Say if the statements below are true or false.

The carriages are stuffy.

The drivers are mostly female.

The crew are to have PC skills.

The travelling speed is 180 mph.

The ride to France was boring.

The speaker didn’t like the journey.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

Test 2. A Day that Changed my Life

1. Listen to the tape and say if the statements are true or false.

A) Jim was living on the streets when he first met Andrea.

B) Andrea thought carefully before ringing the TV company.

C) Jim still takes drugs.

D) Andrea parents wanted her to have an arranged marriage.

E) Jim and Andrea agree that media sometimes exploit people.

2. Listen to the tape and choose the most appropriate option.

1. When the speaker saw Jim on the news, he was a) neatly shaved and had a stylish hairdo c) drunk and crying d) thin and bald

B) lean and shaggy

2. She burst out crying because

A) they were very close at school b) she loved him

C) she hadn’t seen him for a long time d) he seemed too miserable

3. She found him

A) on the street

B) in a shelter for tramps d) in hospital

C) in hospice

4. Her parents

A) approved of their relations

B) prohibited her to go out with him

C) first were displeased but then changed their minds

D) accepted her decision

5. People knew about their relations

A) from an article b) from her friends

C) from her parents d) from Jim

Test 3. A Self-Made Man

1. Listen to the tape and answer the questions.

Fact Quiz

1.

2.

3.

4.

What is the capital of Indonesia?

How many islands are there in Indonesia?

What is the Indonesian currency?

What is the exchange rate of the Indonesian currency?

2. Say if the statements below are true (I) or false (F).

1.

Although Darno Setiadi was born in Indonesia, he lives and works in Europe.

2.

3.

4.

5.

His dad died when he was 14.

When he set up his own business in Jakarta, he divorced his wife.

He sells planes.

Some of his shops were damaged in riots due to his nationality.

3. Listen again and answer more sophisticated questions:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

What sort of business does Darno Setiadi run?

Where does he live?

What do you know about his background?

How did he begin his business activity?

How did he manage to corner the market?

What problems does he have to tackle?

Why is he not sure his son can take over his business?

Test 4. What’s your type?

You are going to hear six people talking about the kind of people they are attracted to.

Speaker 1

Speaker 2

Speaker 5

Alfonso (A)

Rie (R)

Thorsten (T)

Speaker 3

Speaker 4

Speaker 6

Chiara (C)

Lauren (L) Seon-Hee (s)

1. Say which of the speakers is attracted to

A refined macho considerate partners sensible partners

Slim and sporty partners

Someone who can take him/her is he/she is someone who keeps up with recent trends

2. Answer the questions.

1. Alfonso needs someone who

A) will take care of him

C) who can take care of herself

B) he will be able to take care of

D) who takes care of animals

2. Rie wouldn’t go out with someone who

A) is not handsome b) is a slob

C) is well-built d) has a big head

3. Chiara is

A) 20 b) in her early twenties

C) in her late twenties or early thirties

D) a teenager

4. Which of these characteristics does Lauren not mention?

A) understanding b) talkativeness

C) earnestness d) consideration

5. Thorsten has lowered his standards because

A) he is ugly b) he is poor

C) he has been married not once d) he is not young

6. Seon-Hee is rather

A) selective

B) fussy

C) extravagant

D) strange

Test 5. Invent your Way to Riches

1. Mark the statements as true (T) or false (F).

A) Only for a few inventors, the rewards make the effort well worthwhile.

B) To obtain a patent one has to corner a market.

C)

D)

E)

Most of the inventors are amateurs.

The thought of getting a patent usually precedes the invention of a product.

The success of an invention solely depends on the manager who takes it up.

2. Fill in the gaps in the summary with the missing information.

Making a financial success out of your ideas can be a complicated and process. Dr Ruben Rausing, inventor of the cardboard drinks carton, made a ____________________________ . However, a number of difficulties

Stand in the way. a patent is not easy. Inventorlink receives over a thousand ideas a year. According to the marketing manager of Inventorlink, come in two different types. Half of them are experts, the others are talented. A successful invention should be original and. There should be a for it and it should be able to be made

Economically. In reality the chances of success are very small. In the market, Monopoly is a, almost 60 years after its invention. But in most cases it’s really very hard for new ideas to be accepted!

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