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- B2
Use of English
OPEN CLOZE: PAPER
I
MULTIPLE-CHoICE CLoZE: PAPER 3, PART
a
3, PART 2
Read the text below and think of the word which best
fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is
an example at the beginning (0).
1
Read the text below and decide which answer (A, B,
or D) best fits each gap. There is an example at the
beqinning (0).
For many young peopte journatism seems
C
to be a career
futt of (0)
They buitt straight roads
(0) ...t!la.t.. stit[ exist today
and
huge cities and temples. One other thing that the Romans
did was to invent the newspaper. Ihe Ada Diurna, which
means 'events of the day', was founded
It
Julius Caesar.
(z',l,
newssheet, written by hand. The /4cta
was
Diurna was available in the cap'ital city and atl over the
(3)
some three centuries, as long as
writers used the Ada Diurna (41
the
basis for their historicaI works. Through them we are
(s)
to read about daily life in Ancient
their (6)
words.
ol the Acta Diurna was to publish official
news about Roman potitical life and the empire's
inevitable victories in war. However, [ike most newspapers
before and since, (7)
atso inctuded lots
Rome as written in
The purpose
of other general interest sections which were probabty
more poputar, including sports
reports (gladiator fights) and predictions of the future
using omens! No doubt the obituaries section was
particularly busy during the reign (9)
are providing 24 hour (3)
-
online while
readers are clamouring for the latest headlines. However,
it
/cto Diurna surv|ed
many of the oldest newspapers today. Many of the ancient
(8)
This is because there is another side to the world of the
journalist.
Today news is everywhere: news (2)
(1)
Roman Empire. Astonishingty the
..e.&ife.a4ekt...... and adventure. However, if
journaUsm, it is
you are thinking of (1)
important to ask yourself whether this is really for you.
now seems that working as a journalist is more
dangerous than ever. The BBC reported that 168
journalists were killed in 2006, which is the most ever
recorded. It is wett (4)
that many of
them were detiberatety murdered to stop the'ir stories
reaching the public and it is essential to do more to
bring their kitters to justice. (5)
journatists are also at (6)
risk of
physicaI attacks, intimidation and being
(7)
hostage.
too must travel to some of the
most violent and lawless ptaces in the
(8)
and their tives are very different
Press photographers
from the celebrity-chasing antics of the
(e)
To get the picture that tetls a
thousand words, they have to get ctoser to the action
it is impossible to
ptacing themsetves in danger. 0ne
the courage of these men
the murderous emperor Catigu[a.
than anyone etse. Sometimes
(10)
say, not a[[ the news
was printed in the,4cta Diurna. Under the emperors
(10)
can onty (11)
(11)
and women and
Needtess
succeeded Caesar, democracy in
it is worth
remembering their bravery
Rome collapsed. And while lhe Acta Diurna printed the
when flicking through the various (1?)
main news, a secret newssheet was prepared in
(12) ............................. the records of government business
in the morning
were kept. This was known by a different name: the Acta
0 A exptoration
1 A bringing up
2 A sites
3 A downloads
4 A decided
5 A Furthermore
6 A considerable
7 A kidnapped
8 A planet
9 A cameramen
10 A avoid
11 A notice
Publica.
paper.
B 'imagination C exc'itement D reality
B taking up C making up D go'ing up
B headlines
B print outs
B spoken
B As we[[ as
B expanded
C
C
C
C
C
B imprisoned C
agents
D
updates
known
D alerts
D thought
Because
D
places
However
counttess D sizable
captured
D taken
B earth
C world
D gtobe
B snappers C paparazzi D printers
B skip
C deny
B celebrate C enjoy
D protest
D admire
12 A supplements B additjons C departments D columns
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Writing I
3
p?.rvi*rilnatssn
CoMPULSoRY TASK: PAPER 2, PART
Correct the apostrophes in the sentences below. There
are two correct sentences.
1 I think that's
1
I You need to be very careful in checking your
2
punctuation. There are mistakes in all these sentences
it-O). wlut.h th. teacher's comments (a-f) to
Gary's w'ifes car.
Eight students answers were right.
3 Tina's brothe/s go to the same school as me.
4 Where can i find ladies'shoes?
5 I couldnt find Charles phone anywhere.
6 We were surprised by peoples, response to the
the
sentences.
1 I saw Mike, he was running to the station.
2 There is a canadian student in the class who- speaks
english and french.
questionnaire.
- are looking for. isn't here.
3 The person, that they
4 I worked jn Switzerland for six month's.
5 ,,Can anyone see my pen?" he asked. 6 It cost me €1.999,99!
4
7
The chitdren,s homework.is rea[y difficutt.
8
Everybodys answer is wrong.
ln Part 1 of the Writing test, you may be asked to write
an email. Look at the student's email below. lt has no
a Do not put commas around a dennins rerative crause. iiJj"irXt'ii;tilil|j!"t*,""HJ[:fi:t't
b Do not make a noun pturat by adding an apostrophe.
c Numbers are written with a comma to show thousands
d
e
and a full stop to show decimats.
hi anders
Do notjoin two separate sentences with a comma.
Write them as separate sentences or use a conjunction
(ond, when, but, etc.).
im really pleased that youre coming to
Speech marks are always written above the words at
the beginning and ending of the statement.
f
ir.
*'
Nationality adjectives and [anguages are written with
a capitat letter (ABC, etc.).
london to study english ithink that you will
have a greal time when you are over here in
your last email you asked me to help you find
some accommodation the good news is that
you will be able to stay in james room while
you are here because he is going to madrid
Correct the sentences in exercise 1.
to learn spanish over the summer the bad
news is that you will have to leave the room
Apostrophes
We use '5 to show possession by one owner.
Examples: the soldier's orders (= one soldier)
the boss's seat the man's office
We use an apostrophe after the plural ending s to
show possession by more than one owner.
Examples: the soldiers'orders (= more than one
soldier)
the bosses'
seats
be easy to find somewhere else then you
also asked me how to get to the house from
heathrow airport the best way is to get a
travelcard which you can buy at the station it
costs f670 i was planning to meet you at the
airport but unfortunately on that day my
university puts up a notice with all the
We also use 's with irregular plural nouns.
Examples: the men's office the children's games
lf someone's name ends in
in september when he comes back but it will
s, you can either simply
add an apostrophe or 's,
Example: Anders' house / Anders's house
sludents exam results and i need to go and
see it anyway im really looking forward to
seeing you in a fortnight
speak soon
tony
ro8
uNrT
@
Spelling
Grarnrnar
REPORTED SPEECH
I
Write the sentences in reported speech.
Adjectives with -able and -ible
1
Two different spellings of adjectives have come from
Latin into English: -able and -/ble. Note that the
Cathy: "We're not making any progressl"
Cafhv said
2
3
Rich:
fhaf
"I didn't
Ne wereh'f Mdking akv proqres|.
Examples:
see Tina."
Marja: '?re you going
pronunciation of both endings
to buy a newspaper?"
available
"Iftt
Schootteacher:
5
Policeman: "No one can go in the buitding."
6
Katy asked: "Has Simon heard the news?"
be a nice day tomorrow."
the -e.
Joe: "They have been asking me questions."
-)
excusable notice
There are no simple rules to
careful with spelling.
follow
1
a
breakable
3
a
b
b
edabte
5a
flexable
b
flexib[e
Z
6a
inevitab[e
b
inevitible
7a
capabte
b capibte
8a
i
9a
countabte
b
countibte
10a
predictabte
b
predictib[e
1
When we left, our parents warned not
people who seem too friendty.
2
Gemma advised me compare prices on the Internet.
3
4
His sister rerninded
5
to speak to
to post the letter.
He djdn't apologize arriving [ate.
When the teacher spoke
to Jim and me, he suggested
to
be
edibte
REPORTING VERBS
who
so you need
b adaptible
b visib[e
for he him to us we
noticeable
breakibte
4 a visable
Put the words from the box into the sentences below.
Add one wold to each sentence.
+
Look at the adjectives below and circle the correct
spelling.
2 a adaptabte
7
the same: /abl/.
Be careful with verbs that end in -e. These may make
the adjective -able either by keeping or dropping
Examples: excuse
4
is
sensible
nvinca bte
b invincib[e
Complete the table with the verbs in the box. Three
words go in each column.
advise believe
change
knowledge manage note
do an exam preparation course.
6 They criticized the peopte didn't do the work.
7 I recommended ask for some hetp from our teacher.
-able
-eable
excusable
noficeable
When learning new collocations, it is important to see
as many examples of the structure as possible. You can
do this by doing the exercises in a grammar book.
Alternatively, go on the lnternet and place a structure
in speech marks in your search engine (Google, Yahoo,
etc.), such as "recommended that". This will give you
examples of the structure in real English sentences-
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