For questions (1-5), choose the best answer (A, B, C or D).
1. What is the writer’s main purpose in writing the text?
A to talk about pupils’ bad habits B to try to change a society
C to encourage children to respect each other D to discuss a way to improve children’s manners
2. Maggie O’Farrill thinks you should...
A teach manners when children are still young. B give lessons on manners to teachers.
C show parents how to teach their children. D instruct parents to be less busy.
3. What would a reader learn about Maggie O’Farrill from the text?
A She cannot teach Maths. C She can only teach six-year-olds.
B She knows how to be polite. D She studies at the Petite Protocol School.
4. Pupils enjoy these classes because...
Athey can meet the President. C they are helpful for their future lives.
B they learn about the future. D they learn not to spill things on people. .
5. Which of the following is the best description of the Petite Protocol School?
A This is the only school of its kind in the world.
B It is a school for children who have broken the law.
C It is a regular school with extra courses for young pupils.
D Parents like and rely on it to help them bring up their children.
Choose the correct item to complete the sentence.
1. My brother and I are physically…but our personalities are completely different.
A like B same C alike D equal
2. She is…to be an expert on computers.
A regarded B viewed C considered D noticed
3. We apologise for the…in the delivery of the goods.
A delay B failure C lateness D absence
4. If this problem should ever…you are to contact me immediately.
A arise B rise C raise D lift
5. If we…both stereos, we see that they have a lot of similarities.
A complete B conflict C contrast D compare
6. We have to defend our ideas at all
A expenses B costs C taxes D duties
You’re planning a trip to England in spring. Write a letter to your English-speaking friend in which you:
× inform him/her about your visit (month, number of days, place of arrival, etc.);
× say that you would like to meet your friend, if possible;
× ask him/her about the weather at this time of the year and the clothes to take.
Talk about recycling. Include the following:
× what materials can be recycled;
× what you think happen to recycled waste;
× if you learn about recycling at school.
Examination Card ¹10
Read the text given below.
THE LONDON MARATHON
Michael Scott talks about his success story of going from being a sickly teenager to a London Marathon competitor.
Growing up with a heart defect was difficult. While other kids my age were going to football practice and on beach holidays with their families, I was in and out of hospital. My only involvement in a sporting competition was watching it on the television.
One of my favourite events to watch was the London Marathon. When I was just 14, a man from London, named Chris Brasher, organised the first London Marathon. It was 29 March 1981 and 7,747 people were involved in the race. (1)…Now, there are 46,500 participants each year from all corners of the world and of all levels of ability. Many people say the marathon is the ultimate physical challenge.
I always found it surprising to see how many well-trained athletes did not complete the course each year. (2) …Some dropped out because of injury or illness, but most just ‘hit the wall', an infamous experience suffered when their bodies simply ran out of fuel. For many runners, by the time they reached the 30 to 35 km point in the race, they just couldn’t go any further. Their muscles would cramp and their heart and lungs could not obtain enough oxygen.
Each year, I tried to imagine what it would be like to line up before all the crowds prepared to run the 42.2 kms along roads, up hills and around some of the most famous sights in London. The race started in Greenwich Park, then competitors would race along the River Thames, towards Big Ben, and eventually ending in front of Buckingham Palace.
I decided to talk to my heart specialist and find out if there was any chance that I could train my body to handle running 42.2 kms. At first, he thought I was joking, but soon he realised how important this was to me. (3) … At the same time, I started lifting weights to build muscle strength.
Over the course of a year, I progressed from just walking to running. Running became a daily thing for me and I was building more strength and confidence with every step.
Finally, at the age of 19, the time came to apply for the London Marathon. (4)…I couldn’t believe how far I had come and that finally my dream would come true.
My doctor and I worked together to set out a training schedule that would allow me to safely complete the entire 42.2 kms. Physically, I was fit and my heart appeared to be in good condition. (5)…On average most of the runners take four to five hours to complete the race and water is essential to all of the competitors. The year before 710,000 bottles of water had been consumed during the race!
Soon enough it was race day. My family, as well as various friends were all gathered to watch and support me. (6)…I finished the race in less than six hours, which was amazing since just a few years before I was barely able to run across the garden.
Today, I am still running. I have not competed in the London Marathon again but I do volunteer each year to assist the athletes in any way I can throughout the race.