Read the text given below. For questions (1–6), choose from the places mentioned in the tour (A–D) as in the example. The places may be chosen more than once.
The Pacific Paradise Tour took us to California, on the west coast of the United States, and to the Hawaiian islands in the Pacific Ocean. With beautiful countryside, exciting cities and fantastic beaches, this holiday had everything.
The first place we stopped at was San Francisco, in northern California. This city is famous for its cable cars – and it certainly needs them because San Francisco is extremely hilly and has some very steep roads! By the sea, next to the fishing boats, there are the fish restaurants. Here we enjoyed watching the street actors and musicians as we ate delicious fresh fish. One thing we’ll never forget is the Golden Gate Bridge, which is very big and beautiful.
The next city on the tour was Los Angeles. This city is very exciting and has some very famous attractions. The nearby beaches are long and sandy and the mountains outside the city are high and dry. We visited the beach where they were filming Baywatch. We also went to Disneyland where we saw E.T. and shook hands with Mickey Mouse. After that they took us to Hollywood to see the houses of the stars who have made a lot of films – and a lot of money!
The last place we visited in California was San Diego, a city with sun, sand, sea and all kinds of water sports. We went to the San Diego Zoo which is one of the world’s largest zoos. We also visited Mexico, which is only a short drive away from San Diego.
Finally, we went to Hawaii. It’s paradise! We sat on golden beaches with green palm trees and watched amazing red sunsets. We also saw colourful fish at Sea Life Park and went snorkelling in Hanauma Bay. In the evenings we enjoyed the lively clubs, bars and ice-cream parlours. Best of all, we ate fantastic Hawaiian food while watching Hawaiian people performing traditional Polynesian dances.
This holiday was fantastic. So when you have time, get on the first plane to the west coast of The United States and have the time of your life!
Which sentences refer to which place(s)?
0.The city is built on hills.
1.There is a famous theme park.
2.It is very close to another country.
3.The local food is delicious.
4.Entertainers perform as you eat.
5.You can see the homes of famous people.
6.You can see interesting creatures under the sea.
Examination Card ¹2
Read the text. Complete the sentences (1–6) with their missing parts (A–G). There is one extra part of the sentence.
Aand carried him to a car
BI saw a car knock into the boy
Cwould not like to be involved
DSometimes a policeman is there to help things out
Ethe driver managed to stop the car
Fto get to their cars and buses
Gwho looked dazed and bewildered
The road in front of my school is a narrow one. It is also very busy. Every afternoon when school is dismissed the road becomes almost impassable as children, bicycles, cars and buses jostle and struggle to use it. (1) .....,but generally chaos reigns and we have to be careful not to get involved in an accident.
A few accidents had already occurred. I was a witness to one.
It happened just after school. As usual the road was an utter mad house. Children were running across the road (2) ..... .Cars and buses honked angrily at them.
Just then I saw a young boy make a dash across the road. There was a loud blare of horn, a squeal of brakes and (3) ..... .He fell as though his feet were swept from under him. Fortunately, the car was not moving very fast and (4) .....before a wheel could run over the fallen boy.
All traffic stopped. I ran over to the boy. He was shocked but seemed not to be injured badly. A man came and examined the boy. Then he lifted the boy (5) ..... .They sped off, presumably to the hospital.
Many people surrounded the driver (6) ..... .A policeman came to calm things down. As there was nothing I could do, I turned and walked down the road carefully. It was terrible to witness an accident.
Examination Card ¹3
Read the text and write if the statements (1–6) are true (T) or false (F).