Use of English
OPEN CLOZE: PAPER
MULTIPLE-CHoICE CLoZE: PAPER 3, PART
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).
Read the text below and decide which answer (A, B,
or D) best fits each gap. There is an example at the
For many young peopte journatism seems
to be a career
futt of (0)
They buitt straight roads
(0) ...t!la.t.. stit[ exist today
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
newssheet, written by hand. The /4cta
Diurna was available in the cap'ital city and atl over the
some three centuries, as long as
writers used the Ada Diurna (41
basis for their historicaI works. Through them we are
to read about daily life in Ancient
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
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)
readers are clamouring for the latest headlines. However,
/cto Diurna surv|ed
many of the oldest newspapers today. Many of the ancient
This is because there is another side to the world of the
Today news is everywhere: news (2)
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)
physicaI attacks, intimidation and being
too must travel to some of the
most violent and lawless ptaces in the
and their tives are very different
from the celebrity-chasing antics of the
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
say, not a[[ the news
was printed in the,4cta Diurna. Under the emperors
can onty (11)
and women and
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
B 'imagination C exc'itement D reality
B taking up C making up D go'ing up
B print outs
B As we[[ as
B imprisoned C
counttess D sizable
B snappers C paparazzi D printers
B celebrate C enjoy
12 A supplements B additjons C departments D columns
CoMPULSoRY TASK: PAPER 2, PART
Correct the apostrophes in the sentences below. There
are two correct sentences.
1 I think that's
I You need to be very careful in checking your
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
1 I saw Mike, he was running to the station.
2 There is a canadian student in the class who- speaks
english and french.
- 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!
The chitdren,s homework.is rea[y difficutt.
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
and a full stop to show decimats.
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.
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
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
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
Write the sentences in reported speech.
Adjectives with -able and -ible
Two different spellings of adjectives have come from
Latin into English: -able and -/ble. Note that the
Cathy: "We're not making any progressl"
Ne wereh'f Mdking akv proqres|.
Marja: '?re you going
pronunciation of both endings
to buy a newspaper?"
Policeman: "No one can go in the buitding."
Katy asked: "Has Simon heard the news?"
be a nice day tomorrow."
Joe: "They have been asking me questions."
There are no simple rules to
careful with spelling.
When we left, our parents warned not
people who seem too friendty.
Gemma advised me compare prices on the Internet.
His sister rerninded
to speak to
to post the letter.
He djdn't apologize arriving [ate.
When the teacher spoke
to Jim and me, he suggested
so you need
for he him to us we
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
2 a adaptabte
the same: /abl/.
Be careful with verbs that end in -e. These may make
the adjective -able either by keeping or dropping
Complete the table with the verbs in the box. Three
words go in each column.
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.
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-