LISTENING - You will hear 4 dialogues. When you are finished listening, read and answer the questions for each dialogue. Speakers and/or headphones are required.
01. What does the girl want to do?
Study EnglishFind the embassyExtend her visaCheck her visa status02. Her visa ____
will finish shortlyhas number FLR6
starts on Fridayis valid for six months03. What did the girl find out?
She must contact the embassy.
She only needs to fill in the form.
She can obtain a form from the embassy.
She doesn't have enough time to renew her visa.
04. What do we know about this conversation?
Isaac has not got a place at university yet.
Isaac is studying at university.
Isaac is worried about the letter.
Isaac is afraid of interviews.
05. What is Brad's problem?
He is sick with the flu.
He is in the hospital.
He has missed some tests.
He is behind in class.
06. What does Brad want Jodi to do?
Go to the class for him.
Let him copy her notes.
Help him study.
Explain her notes.
07. What does Jodi offer to do?
Help make sure her notes are clear.
Make a copy of the tests for him.
Read his notes before the next class.
Give him the answers to the tests.
08. Luisa is…?
Pr Higgins's student.
Pr Higgins's colleague.
Pr Higgins's secretary.
09. What does Luisa want to do?
See Pr Higgins on Thursday morning.
Change her lecture time.
Speak to Pr Higgins.
Change her tutorial appointment.
10. What is Luisa’s surname?
GonsalesGonsalasGonsalisGonzalesVOCABULARY and GRAMMAR - Read each sentence carefully. Choose the correct word or phrase that best completes each sentence.
11. My teacher is Japanese. She comes _____ Osaka.
inofbyfrom12. I ______ a lot of homework to do
amhashaveare13. "Did you pass the exam?" "No, I ____."
didhaven'tdidn'tdon't14. I gave ______ the science book.
sheherhethey15. Please do not talk so loud ___ here! It’s a library.
inoutoffon16. Many students ______ part time jobs in the summer.
havehasare havinghaving17. We _______ to the lecture this morning.
gogonewentbeen18. I was ill and stayed______ all week.
at the bedin the bedat bedin bed19. Please use a pen and write _____ black.
withoninby20. I’ll call from the residence as soon as I _____ there.
getshall getgotwill get21. His opinion is ____ hers.
different thatthe same thatthe same asthe different from22. It’s his birthday. I’m going to give ____
to him a presenthim a presenta present himsome present him23. I’m going to stay at home and _________ for the test.
rememberlearnreviseread24. Could you _______ me your notes?
borrowlendtakesupply25. Please photocopy on both _______ of the paper.
edgessurfacesfacessides26. I love studying in the library. I ________ every day.
come therevisitgo therego here27. I _____ the news on the radio.
was listening towas hearingwere listeningwere hearing28. Studying overseas is becoming _________ popular with ambitious students.
increasinglyincreasemucha lot29. She’s a very social person so she _____ many clubs at university.
enteredcombinedmixedjoined30. She ____ to pass this exam. She has been studying for months!
oughtwouldwillshould31. When Kamal got a part-time job, he stopped _______.
studystudyingstudiesto study32. My grades are ________.
as good as yoursas good as your onesso good as yoursso good as your ones33. She used to study English with a private tutor every day but he _____ to England last month.
was moving backhas moved backmoves backmoved back34. What on earth have you _______? You look really stressed.
to dobeen doingdobe doing35. I had the ______ to go to the USA when I was a high school student.
probabilityriskopportunitylikelihood36. She has a ______ knowledge of international business.
heavylargewidestrong37. If you want to sleep better you should ______ caffeine.
cut down oncut offcut upcut into38. I’m going to university _________ my career prospects.
for improvingin order improvefor improveto improve39. I don’t miss many lectures. ________
Brian doesn’t that either.
So doesn’t Brian.
Neither does Brian.
Brian doesn’t too.
40. With my masters degree I’ll be able to get a better _______.
jobemployworkemployment41. No, you didn’t give the book to me. You must have given it to _____.
anotherother personsomeone elsesome else42. He ____ in his presentation.
did a lot of faultsmade a lot of mistakesdid a lot of mistakessaid a lot of mistakes43. I want to study business. Marketing is the area ______.
I'm interested inwhat I'm interested aboutI'm interested onwhat I'm interested in44. She decided to take the exam _____ she hadn’t prepared properly.
in casein spite ofevenalthough45. We were in the office for at least 15 minutes waiting _____ arrive.
for the professorthe professor tothe professor’sfor the professor to46. I _______ you earlier but I’ve been extremely busy studying.
must have visitedshould have visitedhad to visitedought to visited47. Now I’m studying Mechanical Engineering which isn’t really for me. I wish I ____ choose something more suitable.
couldcanshouldwould48. Julie didn’t turn ______ for her presentation and failed the module.
outupoffin49. It was ________ difficult exam. I thought I had failed.
a sososuch asuch50. I’ve _________ finished my dissertation, only 5000 words to go.
quitesoonnearlyapproximately51. I want to do a PhD when I _____ my masters.
'll have finished've finished'll finish'd finish52. During the exam he ________ at the clock to see how much time was left.
regardedviewedglimpsedglanced53. Carman _____ that recycling is one of the best ways in which people can help protect the environment.
persuadedtoldconvincedargued54. The ______ of living in developing countries is not acceptable in the modern world.
conditionstandardcapacitydegree55. The government hasn’t _________ about the economic recession.
done anythingto do somethingdo nothingto do a thing56. We have an _____ from the government that they will lower interest rates.
confirmationargumentassuranceassistance57. What _____ did you get in the test?
notegradeclassnumber58. I’m sorry to _____ you when you are studying but can you help me with my essay?
interferebotherintrudemolest59. New versions of this software are ________ every month.
reloadedrealisedresentreleased60. I’m pleased to say your letter of acceptance ____.
has arrived two days agoarrived two days agohas arrived since two dayshas arrived since two days ago
READING - Read each text carefully and answer the questions based on each text.
61. Where is the following piece of writing from? - "It was great to hear from you again."
An informal letter.
A formal letter.
62. Where is the following piece of writing from? - "The large hall means the Brighton Centre would make an ideal venue for our conference."
An informal letter.
A business report.
Everybody who experiences a new culture suffers from culture shock to some degree. The first thing to do is remember who you are and that you have a lot to offer your new culture. Other people from your culture can provide support and familiarity - but don’t rely on them too much .This is a unique experience so you should immerse yourself and learn as much as you can.
You will especially need to learn the language. Get used to the slang and the speed native speakers speak. Even people who have studied a language for many years are often shocked at how little they know. Don’t worry it will get easier!
Culture shock is a form of stress and exercise can help reduce this. Find out where you can swim or join a gym. If you like team sports you will be able to meet new friends with common interests .If you are not sporty try an arts class or any other hobby where you can meet other people and unwind. There will be lots of things you want to do and places to explore but remember to try to relax as well.
Remember it won’t always be easy but neither will it always be hard. You are not alone in feeling culture shock – it’s natural – so allow yourself to feel sad.
It’s important to keep in contact with friends and family and with the internet, messenger and cheap phone cards it is easier and cheaper than ever.
Take control! If there are things you don’t like about your new culture, find ways to avoid them and concentrate on the things you enjoy and are interested in. Think about why you came to the country in the first place and what you want to achieve there. Your goals may change or you might not achieve them all but the important thing is to enjoy the moment as much as you can.
63. The best way to learn a language is to live in a country that speaks that language.
TrueFalseNot given64. Socialising can help reduce culture shock.
TrueFalseNot given65. Try to like everything about the new culture.
TrueFalseNot givenREADING - Read each text carefully and answer the questions based on each text.
Summer turns most people's thoughts to holidays, but those leaving university or school will be thinking about the big, wide world of work. Whatever job you decide to tackle first, it will prove to be a valuable training ground. Filing or typing memos may not be your idea of a great career move, but be prepared to learn these lowly tasks. You may have a top degree, but no boss will hire you if you can't answer the telephone in a proper manner.
Most graduates and school leavers will be coming into the employment market in the summer, so competition will be tough. Start searching sooner rather than later. You should highlight any work experience you have and say you are keen to learn. It also helps to research the firms and what the job involves. Remember that most junior hiring decisions are made on personality. Firms are looking for reliable, conscientious and punctual employees. While most employers want junior staff to take the initiative and be receptive to their ideas, you must be realistic about time-frames for promotion. And even if you end up spending your career doing something other than your first job, bear in mind that you will learn very useful and often transferable skills in the process.
Aim to be hired by the firm that has the best reputation for employee training. At the interview you should ask about what sort of experience you will gain. The faster you can pick up the experience, the faster you can move up the corporate ladder. A good company will start you in a 'proper' job, which is mixed with technical and personal training. As well as learning computer and other professional skills, good firms also offer training which focuses on interaction with colleagues. In many companies trainees are allotted a 'mentor', a senior member of staff - not their immediate boss - who they can consult on difficult areas. New employees are encouraged to socialize and network with other trainees, which is again another way of finding support and advice but this time through their peers.
In fact once installed in your new position, the first thing is to work out the pecking order. Many people try to deny it but office politics does exist. If you've never been in a work environment before, use your first job to learn about how to handle it or how to avoid it.
66. The writer points out that in a first job you have to...
use your qualifications.
expect to do menial jobs.
be good at communication.
go through rigorous training.
67. What should job-seekers do?
Make sure they know the competition.
Work in a temporary summer job first.
Show evidence of any previous positions.
Apply for a range of jobs.
68. The writer warns people in their first jobs...
not to be too hasty in their desire to get on.
not to waste time learning non-transferrable skills.
they should be model employees to make an impression.
that they will have to accept the company's ideas.
69. The writer suggests that if you get a job with a company which offers training, you will...
gain worthwhile experience quickly.
benefit from its good reputation.
meet senior peoplebe trained in the latest technology.
70. What are new employees advised to find out about initially?
The way to process new orders.
The times of breaks.
The office hierarchy.
The schedule for the office gym.