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Choose from the sentences A-H the one which fits each gap (8-14). There is one extra sentence which you do not need to use. Transfer all your answers to your answer sheet.

I. Use of English

Complete each sentence with the correct form of the word given at the end. In some cases you will need a negative form. Write the answer on your Answer Sheet. (15 POINTS)

1. Before mobile phones __________, you could only call someone with a phone which was connected to a phone line. DEVELOP

2. Finding a good job is never easy at the beat times. In times of high __________, with more and more people chasing fewer and fewer jobs, it become even more difficult. EMPLOY

3. Diamonds are a symbol of luxury for many people. People __________ diamonds as attractive jewellery for around 2,500 years. VALUE

4. Greek __________ is full of amazing stories about gods and heroes. MYTH

5. Have you heard of penicillin? It’s a type of medicine that __________ bacteria.KILL

6. Harry houdini is said to be the greatest __________ of all time.MAGIC

7. IN Britain the AA (or Automobile Association) has been providing __________ to drivers for over 100 years. ASSIST

8. A warm welcome always awaits you in __________ Brighton. SUN

9. Most people who watch the film Titaniń __________ the last fifteen or twenty minutes crying.SPEND

10. The __________ of the island Mauritius in 1505 was the beginning of the end for the dodo.DISCOVER

11. Do you like aeroplanes? For people who __________ in a plane before, the first flight can be an exciting and scary experience.NEVER FLY

12. What happened to the ship Mary Celeste is a mystery that remains __________ to this day.SOLVE

13. Books tell the stories, films tell the stories and we tell one another stories. Telling stories __________ important since people first sat around a camp fire. BE

14. Marlon Brando was perhaps the greatest film _________ of his generation.ACT

15. He was born in 1924 and people soon realised that he was __________ .TALENT

Fill in the gaps with the correct word. Write the answer on your Answer Sheet. (5 POINTS)

16. Felix and Nancy held __________ as they walked together through the crowded stores of Fashion Place Mall.

a) Arms

b) Hands

c) Fingers

d) Palms

17. Mrs Garstin was a hard, cruel, managing and ambitious woman. Coming to Hong Kong on her marriage, she found it hard to reconcile herself to the fact that her social position was __________ by her husband’s occupation.

a) Decided

b) Determined

c) Revealed

d) Fixed

18. After her husband had gone to work, Mrs Richards sent her children to school and went upstairs to her bedroom. She was too excited to do any housework that morning, because in the evening she would be going to a fancy dress __________with her husband.

a) Show

b) Performance

c) Party

d) Programme

19. It was a cold winter day outside and even though the __________ wasn't bathing in riches, they thought it might be fun to "window" shop.

a) Team

b) Pair

c) Group

d) Collective

20. She was the daughter of a solicitor in Liverpool, and Bernard Garstin had met her there. He had seemed then a young man of __________ and her father said he would go far, but he hadn’t.



a) Luck

b) Promise

c) Hope

d) Expectation

 

II. Reading Part

3. Read Jane’s story. For questions 1 -7 and choose the correct answer A, B, C or D. Transfer all your answers to your answer sheet. (7 POINTS)

During the baking hot months of the summer holidays my mother and I used to escape to one of the scattered lakes north of Prince Albert. In its magic surroundings we used to spend the long summer days in the open air, swimming and canoeing or just lying dreaming in the sun. In the evening the lake was always a bright, luminous grey after the unbelievable sunset colors had faded.

The last summer before we returned to England was particularly enchanted. For one thing, I was in love for the first time. No one will ever convince me that one cannot be in love at fifteen. I loved then as never since, with all my heart and without doubts or reservations or pretence.

My boyfriend Don worked in Saskatoon, but the lake was ''his place'' – the strange and beautiful wilderness drew him with an obsessive urgency, so I suspected it was not to see me that he got on his motor-cycle as many Fridays as he possibly could, and drove three hundred-odd miles along the pitted prairie roads to spend the weekends at our place.

Sometimes he couldn't come, and the joy would go out of everything until Monday, when I could start looking forward to Friday again. He could never let us know in advance, as we were too far from civilization to have a phone or even a telegraph service. Three hundred miles in those conditions is quite a journey. Besides, Don was hard up, and sometimes worked overtime at weekends.

One Friday night a storm broke out. I lay in bed and listened to the thunder and the rain beating on the roof. Once I got up and stood looking out over the treetops, shivering. I tried not to expect Don that night hoping he would have enough sense to wait until the storm ended. Yet in my frightened thoughts I couldn't help imagining Don fighting the storm. His motorbike, which had always looked to me so heavy and solid, seemed in my thoughts frail enough to be blown onto its side by the first gust that struck it. I thought of Don pinned under it, his face pressed into the mud.

I crawled back into bed, trying to close my throat against the tears. But when my mother, prompted by the deep sympathy and understanding between us, came in to me, she kissed my cheek and found it wet.

"Don't get upset, Jane,'' she said softly. ''He may still come.''

When she had tucked me in and gone, I lay thinking about Don, about the danger of the roads. You couldn't ride or walk along them safely after heavy rain; your feet would slip from under you. The roads in Northern Canada are not like the friendly well-populated English ones, where there are always farmhouses within walking distance and cars driving along them day and night.

It was hours later, that I suddenly realized the sound of the roaring engine were real. The storm was dying.

 

1. Every summer Jane used to spend

A. in the camp

B. by the sea side

C. near the lake

D. in the village

 

2. The last summer was particularly fascinating for Jane because she

A. spent it in the magic surroundings.

B. had a lot of fun in the open air.

C. enjoyed unbelievable sunsets by the lake.

D. fell in love for the first time.

 

3. Jane believes that love at fifteen is

A. a sincere deep feeling.

B. associated with doubts.

C. full of reservations.

D. connected with pretence.

 

4. Don traveled three hundred-odd miles every weekend because he was

A. desperate to see the author before she left.

B. fond of riding his motorcycle.

C. attracted by the beauty of the lake.

D. fond of spending weekends with his friends.

 

5. Sometimes Don didn't come to see Jane and her mother on Friday because he

A. thought they were too far from civilization.

B. had given up hope of seeing the author.

C. worked to make some extra money.

D. hated traveling in exhausting conditions.

 

6. Mother came into Jane's room during the storm because she

A. felt Jane was afraid of the thunder.

B. felt Jane was worried about Don.

C. heard Jane walking in the room.

D. heard Jane crying in her bed.

 

7. According to the author the roads in Northern Canada were

A. slippery.

B. muddy.

C. lonely.

D. busy.

Choose from the sentences A-H the one which fits each gap (8-14). There is one extra sentence which you do not need to use. Transfer all your answers to your answer sheet.

(7 POINTS)

I lived in Port Stewart, one of the small villages on the coast. I rented a small room at the top of an old damp two-storey Victorian terrace house. The house was the last one in the terrace and from its window I could look out on the grey, ever-restless ocean. 8 __________ The weather in that part of the North of Ireland was never the kindest, though when the summer came the landscape around us, the easy access to Donegal and to the remoter parts of the North gave the area its own particular delight. An old retired couple who owned the house lived in two rooms on the ground floor. 9_______His bent figure would brave even Port Stewart’s weather as he walked along the sea front. I never saw the old man at any other time apart from these walks. 10_________His wife, his second, would sit quietly in the kitchen beside the fire constantly knitting and offering us cups of tea as we came in from the pub or back from studying. She never bothered us much, was always friendly and enjoyed a cup of tea with those of us who would sit and chat with her. 11_________ We were not surprised, aware even then that age can be cruel. But what moved me most was his rapid worsening, the fact that I never again saw him walking bent double against the wind, and the sight of his walking stick always lying in the hall. It became a strange kind of symbol. 12_________ The fact that we were only aware of this old man's illness through his rasping cough and his wife's nursing him gave the house an air of heavy sadness. One evening, I came in from the cold and went I straight to the kitchen to heat myself at the fire. Mrs. Paul sat alone. There was a silence I couldn't understand. I recall now that her knitting needles were for once not in evidence. 13________ Her face was very still. It took her some time to acknowledge me coming into the room. 14________ She looked up slowly and I remember her old, lined but still quite beautiful face as she said calmly and without emotion: ‘My husband is dead’.

A Mr. Paul became ill very suddenly.

B ‘Would you like a cup of tea?’ I asked.

C Mr. Paul was in his eighties and I remember him going for his nightly walk accompanied by his walking stick and a small dog.

D Late into the night I could hear him coughing.

E However, I could not believe what had happened.

F I can still remember the view from the window and the constant changes in the sea.

G I heard him occasionally in his own room.

H Neither was there any steam coming out of the old kettle normally kept hot by the fire.

 

5. For items 15-24 read the text below and complete it with the clauses A-K, there is one extra clause you don’t need to use.

Which clause is extra?


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