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the texts below. Match choices (A-H) to (1-5). There are two
choices you do not need to use. Mark your answers on the separate
answer sheet. An example (0) has been done for you.
I really love working
with flowers and also have loved learning Photoshop CS2 and
InDesign. My first book was created just for florists, with a
CD for their web sites’ images. Most people do not realize
that 95% of all images online for florists belong to wire
services and so the book filled a niche. I now have been
creating floral cookbooks for people who are not florists with
simple instructions to help the beginner.
guidelines for newbies
I am trying to learn as much as I can about the
fauna. I love writing about my dogs, be it training, or the
unconditional love they give. I am also exploring the dream of
selling everything I own, packing up the dogs and seeing the US
in a recreational vehicle. Any suggestions to sites, forums,
etc that will help me fulfill my dream of travelling with my
dogs will be appreciated!
sports and animals
I absolutely adore horseback riding. I own three
horses here in the UK. A stallion named "Perseus" who
is insane and I think that's why I prefer to ride him and a new
stallion named "Disraeli". He's even a bit more crazy
than the other. It's always a fight of wills and I love the
fight. The other is a mare named "Seripho" who is an
absolute sweetheart. Besides riding, I play tennis and just
started taking boxing lessons; it's a killer workout.
ready to discuss various topics.
I have travelled all over the world and have seen
a lot of things in my life, and I have loved all of it. I am a
people person, I like talking with people from all over the
world. My wife says that I talk more than ten women put
together. I would like to help as many people as I can with my
writing. I feel if I can help you out with something, then I
have done some good out here in this world. And that is
a good feeling.
other people to participate in his/her activity
Although I am English I have been living in the
Philippines for the last 10 years and contrary to what you may
have heard about all the bad things in the Philippines it is a
wonderful country with loads of opportunities. I believe very
heavily in taking action rather than just talking about things
and my programs are based around weaving the principles of
wealth into our lives rather than living superficially. If you
would like to be part of my team in any way or if you would
like any help you can contact me anytime.
interested in becoming a travel agent
I am an Advertising Director and Business Columnist for
a chain of newspapers in the Fingerlakes Region. I also own The
Upstate New York Shopping And Business Directory. Please feel
free to email me whether you are into business or not.
Networking is a very good thing! Let's talk about whatever...
communicating with other people
to travel with his/her pets
to start his/her own business
Task 2. Read
the text below. For (6-10) choose T if the statement is true
according to the text, or F if it is false. Mark your answers on
the separate answer sheet. An example (0) has been done for you.
Sailing into History
yourself on a boat looking out at the horizon and all you can see
is the water meeting the sky with no land in sight and you are
sailing straight ahead to meet the world. Jesse Martin does not
have to imagine: he is living it.
Dec. 7, 1998, at 17 years old, Jesse departed from Melbourne,
Australia on his boat Lionheart to attempt to become the youngest
person to sail solo and nonstop around the world. He sailed south
of New Zealand, through the South Pacific, around South America,
north on the Atlantic, back south past Africa, through the Indian
Ocean and back to Melbourne.
as a young child, Jesse had been an adventurer who travelled all
over Europe and Asia with his parents. Born in Munich, Germany in
1981 he moved to Australia with his family when he was only two
years old. They moved close to a rainforest in Cow Bay, about
3,500 kms north of Melbourne, where they built a small house with
no electricity or running water. Jesse grew up at the beach
enjoying the outdoors to its fullest.
14, he sailed for the first time with his father and brother,
Beau. It was after this trip that he began to dream about sailing
around the world. But first, Jesse catamaraned from Cairns to Cape
York, then he and his brother kayaked in the rivers of Papua New
Guinea. From there, he went on to join a yacht crew to sail from
Belize to Tahiti. These experiences kept his dream
family played an important role. “I was made to believe I could
do anything,” he says. Although, he says, there were others that
were not so encouraging or supportive, “People that I looked up
to, respected and trusted told me I couldn’t. Thankfully, I
trusted myself. There were people that said that the boat couldn’t
be ready by the time I had to leave.” However, through
perseverance and belief in himself he was able to do what many
told him was impossible.
Oct. 31, 1999, more than 10 months after he set sail, Jesse Martin
went down in history as the youngest person to sail around the
world solo, nonstop and unassisted. Jesse remained on dry land
only long enough to document his voyage in a book called
Lionheart: A Journey of the Human Spirit, and to plan his next
adventure. He is now off on what has been named “The Journey of
Kijana,” a two year around the world excursion crewed by five
one point on his solo trip, as Jesse overcame the obstacles that
faced him, he says, “I started thinking not of what I could do
after this trip, but more like what couldn’t I do!
Martin began his travelling when he was a little
child. - (T)
had lived in Munich, the city he was born, until he was 14 years
boy had already been a skilled sailor when he began his
brother Beau didn’t approve of his idea about an unassisted
Martin dreamt of becoming famous and getting world-wide
dream had come true because of his self-confidence and
Task 3. Read
the text below. For questions (11-15) choose the correct answer
(A, B, C or D). Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. An
example (0) has been done for you.
DEATH of the Classroom The New Wave of
a society where learning can happen at any time, in any place and
can be completed without ever going to class. This could be the
new wave of education and the Internet technology now exists to
support such a system.
The virtual classroom is here. If
you are interested in English, or Civil Engineering, then head to
the university and click yourself a degree. Well maybe it's not
that easy, but you would be on the right track. The flexibility of
studying at your own pace, and the money you save with online
courses are two of the main attractions.
The Web is a
powerful educational tool. Yet some feel that virtual classrooms
will isolate students from each other, which will result in
problems developing interpersonal relationships and that these
skills are much more important than computer skills. Should
teachers teach kids how to behave in society, how to respect
others and how to co-operate or should kids have already learned
this from their parents? No one is saying that social skills
aren't important, however, virtual classrooms are far about more
than just computer skills. Some strongly believe that education
can be taught via the Web and social skills can be gained from
joining sports teams, summer camps, or just hanging out!
argue that this virtual classroom may place pressure on students:
to become computer literate or be left behind in life. Is this
undue pressure or reality? Maybe being left behind in life is a
little dramatic, but the reality is that the computer age is here.
Whether you want to pay for your new jeans with your debit card,
or check to see if the library has the book you want, you're going
to need some computer skills.
The development of flexible,
inquiring minds has rarely been the main concern in the design of
educational systems. After all, if you have over thirty inquiring
minds and only one teacher, flexibility could be a problem. It
seems that developing students' proper social behaviour has always
exceeded the concern to develop students' creativity. Computer
technology can make individualized attention a real possibility.
At the Institute for the Learning Sciences, systems are being
developed to allow people to try out things in simulated worlds.
This technology will allow for the individual creative growth in
The Web will provide amazing opportunities for
the education of our society. Anyone with a phone line and a
computer has access to unlimited amounts of knowledge and programs
designed to help them learn and understand. The teachers and
parents involved with these programs will be given the job of
making sure that students lead well-balanced lives that combine
Web based education and positive social interaction with their
friends and neighbours. Imagine your recreation room has now
become your classroom, and your parents seem to be doing as much
homework as you are! So, be prepared as the virtual classroom may
find its way to a computer screen near you!
is the author’s overall attitude towards a virtual
are people attracted to online education?
it is cheap and flexible.
it is fashionable and new.
it is powerful and easy.
it is unlimited and fast.
do the advocates of online education maintain?
increases students’ social skills.
develops computer skills.
complements education at home.
will boost students’ creativity.
do the opponents of online education maintain?
virtual classroom will result in dramatic changes.
virtual classroom will place a burden on students.
academic performance will suffer.
cannot ignore the reality of the computer age.
does the author mention “over thirty inquiring minds and only
prove that inquiring minds have been the main concern of the
prove that teachers overestimate the value of students’ social
prove that individualized attention is hardly possible in a
prove that teachers feel no special concern for developing
role are parents supposed to play in the web based education of
will have to do home assignments together with their kids.
will have to balance social activities and learning of their
will have to control the virtual and real-life activities of their
will have to help their kids get access to the virtual classroom.
Task 4. Read
the text below. Match choices (A-H) to (16-20). There are two
choices you do not need to use. Mark your answers on the separate
answer sheet. An example (0) has been done for you.
Making the Most of Your College
Algranati and Jennifer Gioia
can't believe that after 12 years of education your future depends
on what pearls of genius you can cram onto a handful of pages –
or that complete strangers will sit in a room and determine if you
will be "worthy" of attending their institution.
can be a stressful time. Below are real questions answered by real
college admissions professionals in the United
concentrate on your extra-curricular resume and essay. These are
the two areas that will make you noticed. Take time to think about
why you are involved in the activities that you are doing. What do
they mean to you? How have they shaped you? How might they be of
value to the university or college you will be
A number of colleges and universities give scholarships and awards
to those who have been involved in leadership or community service
projects. Include your involvement in extracurricular activities,
and make sure to highlight any honors or awards you have
You can also include it in your college essay, and
talk about the skills you learned and opportunities you
often depends on the school. Big universities and state schools
get thousands and thousands of applicants each year, so they tend
to focus on your grade average, scores, and class ranking. Smaller
universities and colleges will have more time to focus on things
like the essay, recommendations, and extracurricular
about who knows you best. Who can talk about your academic
achievements and aspirations, as well as your character and
qualities? Most students ask teachers, club advisors, coaches, and
To get the best letters possible, make sure you
identify people who are supportive of you. When you ask
them, let them know where you are applying and why. The goal is to
choose someone who will stress the strengths you have already
highlighted, or provide an opportunity to add something new about
you that the admissions officer does not yet
has an impact. You should always pay attention to your grades,
especially those in your junior year of high school. But don't
fret. What universities look for most is an upward trend, someone
who is constantly getting better and improving.
If there is an
unexpected event that caused your grades to drop, that will also
be taken into consideration. And, if you have only done well in a
particular subject, you can highlight that strength, stressing
that you will use college as a way to really hone in and excel at
your strengths and your passions.
university and college has a specific application fee, which can
be found on the school's website. A lot of times fee waivers are
available. Check with your guidance counselor. In addition, some
schools will waive the fee if the student comes to visit the
campus and takes a tour or completes the school's online
A How do I create a
power-packed application that stands out from all the other
B My grades haven't
been consistent throughout high school. Is that a problem?
do colleges look for most? Grades, extracurricular activities,
volunteerism, or something else?
can I note any special needs or disability on my
E How much do I have to pay
for my study once if I am enrolled?
of the colleges I am applying to ask for recommendations. Who
should I ask?
G How much do application
fees cost? What if I can't afford to pay them?
my out-of-school activity something noteworthy to put down on the
Task 5. Read and complete the text below.
For each of the empty space (21-32) choose the correct answer (A,
B, C or D). Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. An
example (0) has been done for you.
Native English Animals
By Nicola Jane Soen
Now England has hardly any predatory animals in
the (0) ____A______, but has
it always been that way? Not according to ancient rhymes. England
was once a country where predatory animals freely roamed and so
Many centuries ago bears, wolves, lynx, etc,
ranged the forests and woodlands. Also wild boar, Elk and Aurochs
(wild bulls) were (21) __________.
However, although some of these species hung on till medieval
times, most of these animals were long gone by that time.
last English wolf in England was (22) __________
killed and the population extinct by the 16th century, although in
Wales it is thought to have lasted a few centuries (23)__________.
The great Auroch herds did not least nearly as long and were sadly
gone as early as the 9th Century, although on the continent it
lasted for many, many (24)__________
There was an even bigger size herding animal in
Britain in the early centuries. The Giant deer species called
Megaloceros, with an antler span of up to 3 meters; it was
possibly (25)__________ by the time
Neolithic man was making wooden stockades. But the antlers were
often found, and perhaps used for digging with.
thought to have gone by the 10th Century, in England at least. It
is thought that the Neolithic settlers mingling with peoples
already present or taking over, came from the continent and
brought their own animals; cattle, (26) __________
dogs and cats, pigs and also goats with them and built the wooden
stockades to protect them.
In Saxon England land was
cleared (27) __________ the forest and
a large communal area was used for farming; this was divided into
strips called furrows. However by Medieval times the rich
landlords had claimed a lot of land and planted
hedges (28) __________ their
boundaries. This may have meant farming was easier, but for the
poor it meant they were beggared and starving, (29) __________
the loss of their land meant the loss of their livelihoods.
by the Thames was taken from the people in medieval times and
given over to sheep farmers for the trading of wool, which by then
had become an important industry that provided (30) __________
for the crown.
So by now most of the original predatory or
herding wild animals had been (31) __________
by non-native species. Thankfully there is now a program that is
re-releasing our original, surviving animals back into their own
natural habitat. We (32) __________
desperately that this is successful.
C out of
A to mark
B to show
C to exhibit
D to label
Task 1. Read the text below. Complete the
story with the correct forms of the words in brackets (33 – 44).
Write your answers on the separate answer sheet. An example (0)
has been done for you.
The Bermuda Triangle
Bermuda Triangle, or Devil’s Triangle, is the name (0) given (
give) to an area that has been at the centre of many unexplained
disappearances. It lies between Bermuda, Miami and San Juan,
Puerto Rico. Within this area of water, numerous planes and ships
have mysteriously vanished.
The mystery of the Bermuda
Triangle (33) __________ (begin) in
1950. A small article appeared outlining the strange
disappearances of ships and planes. The area was given the name
The Devil’s Sea. In a feature in 1964, Vincent Gaddis christened
the area the Bermuda Triangle.
One of the most famous
disappearances occurred in 1945. Flight 19 was a squadron of five
naval bombers that supposedly disappeared while
they (34) __________ (fly) over the
Bermuda Triangle. The two planes that set out to rescue Flight 19
also disappeared and were never found. Naval ships such as the USS
Cyclops also disappeared without a trace. A large
ship (35) __________ (carry) ore also
mysteriously vanished after only three days at sea. An official
statement by the US Coastguard stated that repeated search
attempts were made, but no traces (36) __________
(сan) ever be found of the missing planes or ships.
of the Bermuda Triangle phenomenon reached a peak in 1974 with the
publication of Charles Berlitz’s book. The (37) __________
(author) book was called The Bermuda Triangle. At around the same
time, a film with the same name (38) __________
(release) as well. Numerous articles and books (39) __________
(publish) since then to try to give scientific explanations to the
mystery. Some of the explanations have been (40)__________
(much) than credible.
There (41) __________
(be) a number of discrepancies in the reports of the Flight 19
disappearance. Flight 19 was reported to have been manned
by (42) __________ (experience) pilots
flying in calm weather. In fact, the flight was a training
exercise for students and the weather had turned stormy. The last
contact with the flight stated that they were running low on fuel.
The flight would no doubt have crash-landed, and no one could have
survived the stormy seas of the triangle.
For all credible
explanations of the disappearances, one mystery (43) __________
(remain). None of the crashed planes were ever recovered. As a
mystery, the Bermuda Triangle is one that may
never (44) __________ (solve).
received a letter from your English pen-friend. He/she wrote that
he/she had problems with the study of French at school and thought
that French lessons were tiresome and not interesting. He/she
likes Maths and History better than French. Write a letter to your
pen-friend in which you write
- why studying foreign
languages is important
- about the foreign language lessons in
- about your foreign language teacher/teachers
- advise him/her how to make the study of foreign languages
easier and more interesting.
Write an informal letter of at
least 100 words. Do not write any dates and addresses.