Bộ 20 đề ôn thi công chức mầm non môn tiếng Anh 2020 – Phần 2

Bộ 20 đề ôn thi công chức mầm non môn tiếng Anh 2020 – Phần 2.

Bộ 20 đề ôn thi công chức mầm non môn tiếng Anh 2020 - Phần 2
Bộ 20 đề ôn thi công chức mầm non môn tiếng Anh 2020 – Phần 2

TEST 4

PAPER ONE: READING COMPREHENSION (60 phut) SECTION A:

In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Circle the letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or phrase you choose.

  1. Can you recite the alphabet………………………… ?
    1. reserve around                   C. backwards                        D. returned
  2. The nurse put a………………………… on the
    1. cloth bandage                C. towel                                 D. material
  3. If they are not careful with their accounts the firm will go …………………
    1. broken poor                       C. penniless                          D. bankrupt
  4. We found some real………………………… at the
    1. prizes items                      C. bargains                            D. goods
  5. The schoolboy………………………… down to tie his shoe
    1. stooped leaned                   C. turned                                D. went
  6. They had a quarrel but now they are the………………………… of friends
    1. best most                       C. surest                                 D. happiest
  7. I…………………………. it’ll rain this
    1. bet promise                 C. warn                                  D. vow
  8. She………………………… regretted having been so
    1. awfully severely                C. bitterly                              D. fully
  9. All their money is………………………… up in the new house they have
    1. connected tied                        C. trapped                              D. limited
  10. Shall we………………………… our journey in Paris and continue the next day?
    1. stop break                     C. pause                                 D. interrupt
  11. The audience………………………… out laughing when the singer fell
    1. burst shouted                 C. called                                D. broke
  12. I don’t see what my business has to………………………… with
    1. do interest                  C. concern                             D. matter

 

  1. It’s time to take another………………………… of
    1. cup drink                      C. spoon                                D. dose
  2. Although he shouted, his words were………………………… in the
    1. killed lost                         C. drowned                            D. stopped
  3. The taxi………………………… up by the kerb.
    1. drew stopped                 C. came                                  D. turned
  4. What time is the next train………………………… ?
    1. for ready                     C. due                                     D. arrived
  5. Did you remembered to………………………… the cat?
    1. eat milk                       C. feed                                               D. give
  6. These bananas………………………… rather
    1. feel touch                     C. sense                                 D. taste
  7. She has bought a new………………………… near the
    1. accommodation flat                         C. housing                             D. rental
  8. He looks much better……………………….. the holiday he
    1. for of                           C. to                                        D. in

SECTION B

In this section you will find after the reading passage a number of questions or unfinished statements about the passage, each with four suggested answers or ways of finishing. You must choose the one which you think fits best.

In the spring of 1934, storm swept across the Great Plains, but they were not rainstorms. They were the result of sun and drought and a terrible wind that blew millions of tons of topsoil from 300,000 square-miles in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico. This was the Dust Bowl. It buried fences, fields, and homes.It choked cattle and sickened the people who stayed. Three hundred and fifty thousands settlers fled, many becoming part of a slow, sad caravan along Rout 66 to California.

But wind and drought were not the only factors that combined to create the Dust Bowl. Only fifty years earlier, a carpet of buffalo grass had covered the Great Plains, protecting the soil and retaining the moisture in the ground. By the turn of the century, farmers had settled, homesteading in regions that had been used as range land.. The increased demand for wheat during World War I

 

encouraged farmers to plow and plant even wider areas. Forty percent of the land that they plowed up had never been exposed to rain, wind, or sun before. When the drought and wind came, the land had been prepared for disaster.

  1. With which of the following topics is the passage primarily concerned?
    1. The Dust Bowl The Great Plain    C. Homesteading      D. World War I
  2. Where did many of the homesteaders go when they abandoned their farms?
    1. To Kansas To Texas               C. To New Mexico D. To California
  3. The author mentions all of the following as having contributed to the disaster except
    1. wind drought                 C. homesteading       D. rain
  4. The word “fled” in line 7 is closest in meaning to which of the following passage?
    1. passed away ran away               C. became ill             D. gave up
  5. The word “it” in line 5 refers to
    1. topsoil wind                      C. the Dust Bowl      D. result

PAPER TWO: USE OF ENGLISH SECTION A : PASSAGE FOR GAP-FILL

In this section you must find a word to complete the numbered blanks in the passage below. Use only ONE word for each blank.

Henry bought some presents and came out of the shop. …………………(26) the sun had clouded over, he did not feel …………………(27) hurrying. There was………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… (28) the

time he needed to do…………………(29) he wanted. He felt regretted that it was not quite warm enough to sit down …………………(30) one of those little tables …………………(31) the pavement   and   take   a   cup   of   coffee.    …………………(32)    would    have    reminded  him …………………(33) his first trip abroad and the delight he had taken in such everyday differences …………………(34) the drinking of coffee in the open air. He wanted to experience all …………………(35) simple pleasures again. As he walked …………………(36) the quiet London street and  turn …………………(37) the avenue in …………………(38) he lived,  he   felt …………………(39) glad to be alive that he almost shouted………………………… (40) with joy.

SECTION B : SENTENCE BUILDING

Make all changes and additions necessary to produce, from the following sets of words and phrases, sentences which together make a complete letter.

 

Ward 23

Great Northern Hospital Manchester

Dear Bill                                                                                                                                      ,

I / expect / you be surprise / get / letter / me.

  1.  

As / can see / address above / I / be / hospital

  1.  

Last Wednesday / I have / accident / when I drive / work

  1.  

Child / run out / front / my car / and I / have / stop / sudden / that / car behind / crash / me

  1.  

Luckily / I wear / seatbelt / so I / not injured badly / although / have / stay / here / next Friday

  1.  

It be / very boring/ I be please / see / if you / have spare time

  1.  

It be all right / you send / books / read / you not come

  1.  

Visiting hour / be / 7.00 to 9.00 / evening.

  1.  

I / hope / able / come

  1.  

Give / regards / family

  1.  

Yours sincerely,

John

SECTION C : SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it

  1. It was so late that nothing could be done

 

It was too                                                                                                                         

  • I asked the hotel porter to wake me at 8 o’clock the following morning “Pleased
  1. They’ll have to change the date of the meeting again

The date                                                                                                                         

  1. Maria says she’d like to have been put in a higher

Maria wishes                                                                                                                

  1. You may get hungry on the train, so take some sandwiches

In case                                                                                                                           

COMPOSITION

Write ONE only of the following composition exercises. Your answer must follow exactly the instructions given and must be between 120 and 180 words

  1. You need a job for three months in the summer, and you have seen an advertisement about a temporary job as a tourist guide in your own town or city. Write a letter applying for the job.
  2. You are looking after some young children. Tell them a story you enjoy when you were a child.

Most people spend too much time watching television nowadays. Do you agree?

 

TEST 5 PAPER ONE: READING COMPREHENSION (60 phut) SECTION A:

In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentences. Circle the letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or phrase you choose

  1. War stole his youth and his home. Everything in his life changed ……………
    1. as a result moreover              C. by no means                     D. therefore
  2. Every student in those five rooms must bring…………………. own books to
    1. one’s his                          C. their                                               D. someone’s
  3. “They all work hard.” “Which one works…………………. of all?”.
    1. harder the hardest            C. most hard                          D. the most hardly
  4. “Was the conference a success?” “Yes,…………………. people attended than we ”
    1. more fewer                     C. less                                    D. many
  5. Frank is a curious boy. He always asks …………….
    1. to the teacher questions the teacher questions
    2. questions to the teacher D. teacher questions
  6. Anyone who………………….. his work cannot
    1. finishes not no finish               C. has not finished               D. will not finish
  7. “Have you written to John yet?”

“No, I didn’t know his address………………….. , I would have written to him”

  1. Because Otherwise             C. Consequently                   D. Therefore
  1. An eclipse of the sun………………….. when the moon comes directly between the sun and the
    1. occurs is occurred                       C. is occurring                                  D. occur
  2. “Mary didn’t go out last night.” “But she said she’d have gone out………………….. home”.
    1. to having stayed than stay               C. rather than have stayed D. than have stayed
  3. “Do you know that beautiful lady over here?”

“Yes, that’s Maltida. She is………………….. in her group.”

  1. more beautiful than any girl more beautiful than any other girl
  2. so beautiful as other girl D. beautiful more than another girl

 

  1. “Why did you return so suddenly?” “Well he demanded that I………………….. ”
    1. left have left                C. leave                                  D. must leave
  2. “Do you know anything about birds?” “Yes, when I was a child I………………….. bird ”
    1. used to read am used to read    C. was used to read              D. used to reading
  3. The police asked that………………….. who saw the accident should get in touch with
    1. somebody someone               C. one                                     D. anyone
  4. I………………….. my essay when the bell
    1. finish shall have finished
    2. shall be finishing D. have finished
  5. If only I………………….. play the guitar as well as you!
    1. would should                   C. could                                 D. might
  6. Because his argument was so confusing,………………….. people understood
    1. few clever                    C. less                                    D. many
  7. It was very difficult for the inspector to………………….. what recommendations he should
    1. realize settle                      C. solve                                  D. decide
  8. They tell me he is………………….. a lot of his money in his new
    1. having earning                  C. gaining                              D. profiting
  9. On the………………….. to the town there is a beautiful
    1. direction street                     C. way                                                D. entrance
  10. When your friends have bad fortune, we try to show …………….
    1. love sympathy              C. embarrassment                D. pity

SECTION B

In this section you will find after the reading passage a number of questions or unfinished statements about the passage, each with four suggested answers or ways of finishing. You must choose the one which you think fits best.

Let children learn to judge their own work. A child learning to talk does not learn by being corrected all the time: if corrected too much, he will stop talking. He notices a thousands times a day the difference between language he uses and the language those around him use. Bit by bit, he makes the necessary changes to make his language like other people’s. In the same way, children learning to do all the other things they learn to do without being taught – to walk, run, climb,

 

whistle, ride a bicycle – compare their own performances with those of more skilled people, and slowly make the needed changes. But in school we never give a child a chance to find out his mistakes for himself, let alone correct them. We do it all for him. We act as if we thought that he would never notice a mistake unless it was pointed out to him, or correct it unless he was made to. Soon he becomes dependent on the teacher. Let him do it himself. Let him work out, with the help of other children if he wants it, what this word says, what the answer is to that problem, whether this is a good way of saying or doing this or not.

If it is a matter of right answers, as it may be in mathematics or science, give him the answer book. Let him correct his own pages. Why should we teachers waste on such routine work? Our job should be to help the child when he tells us that he can’t find the way to get the right answer. Let’s end all this nonsense of grades, exams, and marks. Let us throw them all out, and let the children learn what all educated persons must some day learn, how to measure their own understanding, how to know what they know or do not know.

Let them get on with this job in the way that seems most sensible to them, with our help as school teachers if they ask for it. The idea that there is a body of knowledge to be learnt at school and used for the rest of one’s life is nonsense in a world as complicated and rapidly changing as ours. Anxious parents and teachers say, “But suppose they fail to learn something essential, something they will need to get on in the world?” Don’t worry! If it is essential, they will go out into the world and learn it.

  1. What does the author think is the best way for children to learn things?
    1. by copying what other people do
    2. by making mistakes and having them corrected
    3. by listening to explanations from skilled people
    4. by asking a great many questions
  2. What does the author think teachers do which they should not do?
    1. They give children correct answers
    2. They point put children’s mistakes to
    3. They allow children to mark their own
    4. They encourage children to copy from one

 

  1. The passage suggests that learning to speak and learning to ride a bicycle are
    1. not really important skills more important than other skills.
    2. basically different from learning adult skills.D. basically the same as learning other skills.
  2. Exams, grades and marks should be abolished because the children’s progress should only be estimated by
    1. educated persons the children themselves
    2. teachers D. parents
  3. The authors fears that children will grow up into adults who are
    1. too independent of others too critical of themselves
    2. unable to think for themselves D. unable to use basic skills.

PAPER TWO: USE OF ENGLISH SECTION A : PASSAGE FOR GAP-FILL

In this section you must find a word to complete the numbered blanks in the passage below.

Use only ONE word for each blank.

Home Schooling

Although education is compulsory in the United State, it is not compulsory for all children to get  their  education  at  school.  A  number  of   parents   believe   that   they   can   provide   a better ……………..(26) for their children at home. Children who are educated at………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… (27)

are known as “home-schoolers”. There are ……………..(28) 300.000 home-schoolers in the United States today. Some parents prefer teaching their children at home ……………..(29) they  do not believe that public……………..(30) teach the correct religious values; others believe they can provide a better  educational  experience  for  their  children  themselves.  Interestingly,  results ……………..(31) that home-schooled children tend to ……………..(32) better than average on national tests in reading and math.

David   Guterson   is   an   American   writer.   He   and   his   wife   teach   their    three  children ……………..(33). Guterson says that his children learn very differently………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. (34)

children in a very regular school. Learning starts with the children’s interests and questions. For example, when there is a heavy snowfall on a ……………..(35) day, it may start a discussion for reading about climate, snow removal equipment, Alaska, polar bears and winter tourism. Or a spring evening, when the family is watching the stars, is a good………………… (36) for setting up a

 

telescope, and asking questions ……………..(37) satellites, comets, meteors, and the space programme. At dinner, if the Brazilian rain forests are ……………..(38) the news, it could be a perfect time to get out the atlas and encyclopedia. Then there might be two hours or more of eating, asking ……………..(39), looking up answers, discovering how rain forests influence the climate, what the “green house effect” is,………. (40) deserts are formed and how the polar ice caps

affect ocean levels.

SECTION B : SENTENCE BUILDING

Make all changes and additions necessary to produce, from the following sets of words and phrases, sentences which together make a complete letter.

Dear Marion,

  1. I / horrible / problem / hope / you help /

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I / go out / wonderful woman / a year

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. We / get on / all sorts of ways /

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I be / very much / love /

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I sure / want / marry her / but cannot /

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I make up mind / ask her / several times / but get scared / last

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. When / time come / I not get / anything

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I / go red / begin sweat / just can’t speak.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I be afraid / she / say

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. What I do? / help

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

Yours sincerely,

John

SECTION C : SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it

  1. Getting a good job doesn’t interest

He …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. He can’t do anything about

There’s ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I thought it would be better than

It’s not ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  1. I often get up

I am used …………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I have never been to the ballet

It’s …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

 

COMPOSITION

Write ONE only of the following composition exercises. Your answer must follow exactly the instructions given and must be between 120 and 180 words

  1. Your English friend is going to study Vietnamese in your place for a year. Write a letter to recommend some of the schools or institutions that he / she can study in your city or your province.
  2. What should the young people do to get himself / herself ready for the future?
  3. Tell some of the advantages of living in a city.

 

TEST 6

 

PAPER ONE: READING COMPREHENSION (60 phut)

SECTION A:

In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Circle the letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or phrase you choose

  1. Make sure you leave early………………….. you do not get caught in the rush
    1. in case so that                   C. because                 D. otherwise
  2. I can’t load the film; have you seen the…………………… for my camera?
    1. handbook notebook              C. workbook             D. chequebook
  3. Don’t worry if you don’t understand. You’ll soon ……………
    1. take it down pick it up               C. look it over                       D. put it off
  4. She finally…………………… to open the door after pushing it for half an
    1. succeeded tried                                   C. managed               D. attempted
  5. We…………………… have wasted our time booking; there were lots of empty tables in the

restaurant.

  1. can’t wouldn’t               C. mustn’t                  D. needn’t
  1. Please don’t…………………… to get up, I’ll answer it.
    1. worry care                                    C. bother                    D. mind
  2. I’d rather you…………………… in the
    1. not to smoke no smoking                       C. wouldn’t smoke D. didn’t smoke
  3. The family is…………………… of the marvellous way she
    1. bored proud                     C. tired                                   D. delighted
  4. Could you…………………… me what has happened?
    1. explain suggest                  C. say                         D. tell
  5. Have you got a…………………… five minutes before you leave?
    1. spare vacant                   C. empty                    D. void
  6. I’m not…………………… with your attitude. Try to be more
    1. unsatisfactory satisfied                C. dissatisfied                       D. satisfaction
  7. It was kind of you to…………………… me borrow your
    1. make allow                     C. permit                    D. let

 

  1. We’ll pay the money…………………… next
    1. backside backwards            C. backward              D. back
  2. They queued for the tickets………………….. seven o’clock.
    1. for in                            C. until                       D. during
  3. Nobody looks…………………… the weekend as much as I
    1. into forward to             C. after                                   D. out for
  4. That road’s…………………… when it’s
    1. deadly deathly                  C. fatal                                   D. mortal
  5. They walk out of the play ten minutes…………………… the
    1. in at                            C. from                       D. by
  6. His mother gave him the money to…………………… his new
    1. set up get by                    C. settle down                       D. set off
  7. We’re really………………….. of
    1. rare keen                       C. scare                      D. short
  8. What’s wrong with the dog? It’s not very……………………
    1. living lively                     C. alive                      D. life-like

SECTION B

In this section you will find after the reading passage a number of questions or unfinished statements about the passage, each with four suggested answers or ways of finishing. You must choose the one which you think fits best.

From aft came the tunes of the band. It was a ragtime tune. I don’t know that. The there was “Autumn” …I went to the place I had seen the collapsible boat on the deck, and to my surprise I saw the boat, and the men still trying to push it off. I guess there wasn’t a sailor in the crowd. They couldn’t do it. I went up to them and was lending a hand when a large wave came awash of the deck. The big wave carried the boat off. I had hold of an oarlock and I went with it. The next thing I knew I was in the boat. But that was not all. I was in the boat and the boat was upside-down and I was under it. And I remember realizing I was wet through and that whatever happened I must not breathe, for I was under water. I knew I had to fight for it and I did. How I got out from under the boat I did not know but I felt a breath of air at last. There were three men all around me –hundreds of them. The sea was dotted with them, all depending on their lifebelts. I felt I had simply had to get away from the

 

ship. She was a beautiful sight then. Smoke and sparks were rushing out of her funnel. There must have been an explosion, but we heard none. We only saw the big stream of sparks. The ship was turning gradually on her nose – just like a duck that goes for a dive that only one thing my mind to get away from the suction. The band was still playing “Autumn” then. I swam with my all might. I suppose I was 150 feet away when the Titanic, on her nose, with her after-quarter sticking straight up in the air, began to settle slowly.

  1. When the narrator got to the lifeboat
    1. the others had managed to free it there was a group of sailor
    2. he realized it was autumn D. he hadn’t expected it to be there
  2. Why did the narrator end up in the water?
    1. to escape from the ship because someone had pushed him
    2. because of the power of the sea D. to lend the other people a hand
  3. When the narrator first entered the sea
    1. the lifeboat was the right side up the lifeboat was floating
    2. he was in the lifeboat D. he was on top of the lifeboat
  4. What happened while he was in the water
    1. he felt terrified he saw he was completely alone
    2. he admired the scene D. he heard a big band
  5. When the Titanic went down
    1. one end sank first it happened suddenly
    2. the narrator was still by the ship D. there was a loud explosion

SECTION B : SENTENCE BUILDING

Make all changes and additions necessary to produce, from the following sets of words and phrases, sentences which together make a complete letter.

Dear Paul,

  1. At last / arrive / Paris / but / terrible trip

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. Train / crowded / ferry / delay / two hours

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

  1. But I be afraid / be unable / accept / offer

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I / take up / similar position / another company

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. As pay / conditions / better there / I / turn down / offer

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. Me wife be / secretary company / she likes / me / work there

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. Other company / also situated / nearer / home

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. Thank you / time / you give / my application

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I be sure / you find / suitable applicant / fill / vacancy

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I look / forward / see again / some day

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Yours sincerely, Charles Brown

SECTION C : SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it

  1. “Bring your swimming things in case it’s sunny”

He told ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. There’s no need for you to talk so loudly

You don’t ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

  1. I haven’t been to Brighton for three years

The last ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. No one has signed this cheque

This cheque …………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

  1. Tim will be eighteen next month

It’s ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

COMPOSITION

Write ONE only of the following composition exercises. Your answer must follow exactly the instructions given and must be between 120 and 180 words

  1. You are planning to go on holiday to another country next year. Write a letter to a friend inviting him or her to go on holiday with you, and give some information about the
  2. Some things have been stolen from your house. You go to the police station to tell them all about the burglary, describing the stolen
  3. Friends or family: which do you think have played more important part in your life?

 

TEST 7

 

PAPER ONE: READING COMPREHENSION (60 phut) SECTION A:

In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Circle the letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or phrase you choose

  1. These figures give you some idea of the cost of………………….. your car for one
    1. controlling handling                C. managing              D. maintaining
  2. It can take up to three months to…………………… a man to do this special
    1. guide raise                       C. train                                   D. learn
  3. In today’s paper it…………………… that we shall have an election this
    1. says admits                   C. expresses              D. proposes
  4. I had to pay…………………… on a carpet I brought in through the Custom
    1. taxes rates                       C. fines                      D. duty
  5. The child was…………………… by a lorry on the safety crossing in the man
    1. knocked out run across             C. run out                   D. knocked down
  6. It was the longest film I have never seen: it…………………… three
    1. lasted stayed                    C. finished                 D. completed
  7. We were so late we………………….. had time to catch the
    1. nearly almost                   C. hardly                    D. simply
  8. Tropical diseases are comparatively…………………. in
    1. scare rare                        C. slight                     D. few
  9. I was so pleased to have the………………….. to visit your
    1. opportunity necessity               C. destiny                  D. possibility
  10. He asked if we would………………….. to share the room.
    1. accept consider                C. agree                      D. approve
  11. If you wish to learn a new language you must………………….. classes
    1. follow present                  C. attend                    D. assist
  12. He………………….. his son of the dangers of driving too fast in his new car.
    1. warned remembered         C. threatened            D. concerned

 

  1. The………………….. charged by the architect for the plans of the new building were unusually

high.

  1. hire price                      C. fees                                    D. sum
  1. Our holiday was………………….. by bad
    1. spoilt damaged               C. overcome              D. wasted
  2. It takes a great deal of………………….. for the class to make a trip
    1. arrangement organization         C. expense                 D. business
  3. Hurry! It’s time to………………….. and go to
    1. stand up get up                    C. dress up                 D. start up
  4. Please don’t enter…………………..
    1. except for with                                   C. without                  D. while
  5. No one was able to think………………….. the noise was going
    1. during while                     C. since                      D. on account of
  6. You shouldn’t eat so many sweets; they’re…………………. for
    1. bad unhealthy             C. unsuitable             D. disagreeable
  7. I wondered whether you would like to…………………. to the theatre tomorrow.
    1. visit go away                C. go out                    D. walk out

SECTION B

In this section you will find after the reading passage a number of questions or unfinished statements about the passage, each with four suggested answers or ways of finishing. You must choose the one which you think fits best.

Computer programmer David Jones earns £ 35,000 a year designing computer games, yet he cannot find a bank prepared to let him have a cheque card. Instead, he has been told to wait another two years, until he is 18. The 16-year-old works for a small firm in Liverpool, where the problem of most young people of his age is finding a job. David’s firm releases two new games for the expanding home computer market each month.

But David biggest headache is what to do with his money. Despite his salary, earned by inventing new programs within tight schedules, with bonus payments and profit-sharing, he cannot drive a car, take out a mortgage, or obtain credit cards. He lives with his parents in their council house

 

in Liverpool, where his father is a bus driver. His company has to pay £ 150 a month in taxis fares to get him the five miles to work and back every day because David cannot drive.

David got his job with the Liverpool-based company four months ago, a year after leaving school with six O-levels and working for a time in a computer shop. “I got the job because the people who run the firm knew I had already written some programs,” he said.

“I suppose £ 35,000 sounds a lot but actually that’s being pessimistic. I hope it will come to more than that this year” he spends some of his money on records and clothes, and gives his mother

£ 20 a week. But, most of his spare time is spent working.

“Unfortunately, computing was not part of our studies at school,” he said. “But I had been studying it in books and magazines for four years in my spare time. I knew what I wanted to do and never considered staying on at school. Most people in this business are fairly young, anyway.”

David added: “I would like to earn a million and I suppose early retirement is a possibility.

You never know when the market might disappear.”

  1. Why is David is different from other young people of his age?
    1. he earns on extremely high salary he is not unemployed
    2. he does not go out much D. he lives at home with his parents
  2. David’s great problem is
    1. making the banks treat him as an adult inventing computer games
    2. spending his salary D. learning to drive
  3. He was employed by the company because
    1. he had worked in a computer shop he had written some computer programs
    2. he works very hard D. he had learnt to use computers at school
  4. He left school after taking O-levels because
    1. he did not enjoy school
    2. he wanted to work with computers and staying at school did not help him
    3. he was afraid of getting too old to start computing
    4. he wanted to earn a lot of money
  5. Why does David think he might retire early?
    1. you have to be young to write computer programs
    2. he wants to stop working when he is a millionaire

 

  1. he thinks computer games might not always sell so well
  2. he thinks his firm might go bankrupt

PAPER TWO: USE OF ENGLISH SECTION A : PASSAGE FOR GAP-FILL

In this section you must find a word to complete the numbered blanks in the passage below. Use only ONE word for each blank.

Last week my next-door………………………… (26) Steve went to the department store to buy a new

suit. He …………………(27) two suits to try on and went to the  …………………(28). While he   was …………………(29) the first pair of trousers on, he saw …………………(30)  hand reach in  and………………………… (31) his own trousers! He shouted, got the new trousers on and ran after the man,

but didn’t …………………(32) him. Now he was …………………(33) in the department store with no trousers, no money, no credit cards and no keys. We …………………(34) his name, address and phone number with the department store security department.

Later    that     afternoon,     after     we      …………………(35)      to      get     a      new………………………………. house key      (36) for him, he got a phone call. We’re found your wallet, and we think we’ve

got your keys …………………(37). Would you like to come and get them? So I drove him back to the store.

When we got to the store …………………(38) who Mr. Daley was. Wondering what was happening, we drove back home. When we got there, we found that the thieves……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… (39)

Steve’s keys to get into his house and………………………… (40) it.

SECTION B : SENTENCE BUILDING

Make all changes and additions necessary to produce, from the following sets of words and phrases, sentences which together make a complete letter.

Dear John,

  1. Thank / letter / I / sorry / not / write / two weeks

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. But / have to do / lot / homework

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. My exam / be four weeks / and / can’t / speak / French / well / enough yet

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

  1. I / very glad / you / able / come / Paris

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. You / be / able / come / soon?

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I / want / show / you round / and / meet / all my friends

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I / make / lot / friend / since / come / here

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. You / must / speak / French / because / some / them / can’t / English / very well

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. It / be / able / too / difficult / you / will it?

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. Write / me / soon

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Love, Mary

SECTION C : SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it

  1. Somebody repaired her car

She …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. You must see the manager tomorrow

You’ve ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  1. I’ve warned you not to go near that

I’ve warned you about …………………………………………………………………………………

  1. She can meet him if he arrives before eleven

So ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. There was never any answer when he

Every …………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

COMPOSITION

Write ONE only of the following composition exercises. Your answer must follow exactly the instructions given and must be between 120 and 180 words

  1. Write a short description of your home / flat
  2. Write about your likes and dislikes
  3. Write sentences describing what you can, must or mustn’t do in your English class

 

TEST 8 PAPER ONE: READING COMPREHENSION (60 phut) SECTION A:

In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Circle the letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or phrase you choose

  1. Could you look……………… the record I want, when you go
    1. into down on                            C. out for                               D. around
  2. They had a quarrel but now they are the……………… of friend
    1. best most                                   C. surest                                 D. happiest
  3. By the time you receive this letter, I………………. for
    1. will leave have left                            C. would have left                D. will have left
  4. Last year the potatoes harvest was very disappointing, but this year it looks as though we shall have a better …………
    1. product outcome                            C. amount                              D. crop
  5. She became powerful but her father remained a……………….
    1. basic normal                               C. standard                            D. simple
  6. The mechanic explained in great…………….. how the car
    1. clarity detail                                 C. information                                  D. example
  7. The wind blew so hard and so strongly that the windows…………….. in their
    1. rattled slapped                             C. flapped                              D. shocked
  8. I expect it will rain again when we’re on holiday this year, but at least we are well………………. for it

this time.

  1. done equipped                           C. prepared                           D. made
  1. I can’t load the film, have you seen the………………. for my camera?
    1. handbook notebook                          C. workbook                         D. chequebook
  2. There has been a great…………….. in his
    1. escalation increase                            C. improvement                    D. rise
  3. Dave and I have……………… to meet at the bus station at 9 o’clock.
    1. confirmed combined                          C. appointed                         D. arranged

 

  1. The explorers walked all the way along the river from its mouth to its …………
    1. cause well                                                C. source                               D. outlet
  2. Stop teasing that do, it’ll……………… you
    1. turn up turn down                         C. turn off                              D. turn on
  3. My uncle is very…………….. with his
    1. free giving                                C. kind                                               D. nice
  4. They travel to Spain by the most……………….
    1. easy direct                                 C. straight                              D. unique
  5. When you……………… him, give him my best
    1. will visit would visit                                   C. visit           D. have visited
  6. The shop is always……………… of people at Christmas
    1. full stuff                                   C. busy                                   D. crowded
  7. Can you do me a (n)………………. and post this
    1. help promise                             C. favour                               D. aid
  8. We’ve……………… of time to catch the train so there’s no need to
    1. very much enough                              C. great deal                          D. plenty
  9. I am going to have a short rest as I………………. a headache.
    1. take have                                   C. feel                                    D. suffer

PAPER TWO: USE OF ENGLISH SECTION A : PASSAGE FOR GAP-FILL

In this section you must find a word to complete the numbered blanks in the passage below. Use only ONE word for each blank.

When I was sixteen I was left school and ………………..(26) to work in a butcher’s shop. The manager was a young man, only a few years older ………………..(27) I, and he was very ambitious. Also, he was a bit dishonest. When customers asked………………. (28) the best steak, he

would  sell  them  poor-quality  beef.  He  used  to  do  this  to  young   housewives,  who  if  the   meat ………………..(29) tough, blamed themselves for not cooking it properly. Sometimes, he did not give the………………………. (30) change and the customers did not notice.

One day, just before Christmas, we decided to close early because we………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… (31)

sold all the meat, except for one small Turkey. As I was ………………..(32) to lock the door, a

 

woman rushed in and said that she really had ………………..(33) have a ten-pound Turkey. The manager tried to sell  her the small  one  we had  left. “It’s too small,” she said.  The  manager  said  he………………………. (34) get another one and went to the back of the shop with the Turkey. I knew we

did not have………………..(35) more, so I followed him  to see………………………. (36) he was going to

  1. He pulled and stretched the Turkey to  ………………..(37)  it  look  bigger  and  then  went  back ………………..(38) said, “Here ………………..(39) are, Madam. Here is a bigger one.” – “Yes,” she said, “but not………………………. (40) bigger. I’ll take both of them.”

SECTION C : SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION

Here are some sentences about Mike’s hobbies.

  1. The teacher asked Mike whether he had any

“Do …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. “I like tennis, swimming and football,” Mike

Tom said that ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

  1. He has also collecting stamps for five years.

He also started ………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. He has over 3500 stamps in his collection

There ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. He spends two hours a week sorting out the

Sorting out his stamps ……………………………………………………………………………………….

SECTION B : SENTENCE BUILDING

Make all changes and additions necessary to produce, from the following sets of words and phrases, sentences which together make a complete letter.

  1. You / be pleased / hear that I / London Airport / the Robinsons

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. Before / I arrive / it rain / a week / but Sunday / the sun shine / the first time

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. Last Tuesday / they take me / Buckingham Palace

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. I / see / the Changing of the Guard / listen / the band

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

  1. Then we go / Hyde Park / have lunch / a restaurant

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. After eat / we go / walk / see the Serpentine Lake

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. While / we walk / I buy a postcard / I enclose / this letter

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. London have / interesting places / see / I enjoy / be here / very much

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. I / English friends / and they / friendly / helpful

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. and Mrs. Robinson / ask me / give / kind regards.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Love,

Carl

COMPOSITION

Write ONE only of the following composition exercises. Your answer must follow exactly the instructions given and must be between 120 and 180 words

Traveling has become faster and more comfortable

 

 

 

 

SECTION A:

TEST 9

PAPER ONE: READING COMPREHENSION (60 phut)

 

In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Circle the letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or phrase you choose

  1. She was busy………………… a variety of articles to the
    1. with introducing introducing                       C. for introducing    D. in introducing
  2. The earth is not completely solid ball of rock, but………………… various
    1. makes up with makes up of          C. is made up with    D. is made up of
  3. Would you be so kind……………….. lend me your new pen?
    1. to enough to              C. as                           D. as to
  4. The main difference………………. living and non-living things is that all living things

respond……………….. changes in their surroundings, grow and reproduce themselves.

  1. between / to among / to            C. between / with      D. among / with
  1. He ran away……………….. he should be
    1. though lest                         C. for                          D. if
  2. Unlike other Asian states, Singapore has……………….. raw
    1. hardly no hardly some          C. hardly any            D. any hardly
  3. It is no use ………….. to school if you………………. to work
    1. going … do not ready to go….. do not ready
    2. go … do not ready D. going … are not ready
  4. It was difficult to get what her………………… to the news would
    1. feelings capital                   C. reaction                 D. opinion
  5. In order to buy his house he had to obtain a large………………… from his bank.
    1. loan finance                  C. debt                                   D. capital
  6. He couldn’t……………….. his father that he was telling the
    1. convince trust                                   C. confide                  D. admit
  7. The main attraction of the job was that it offered the………………… to do
    1. possibility prospect                C. proposal                D. opportunity

 

  1. They always keep on good ………….. with their next-door neighbours for the children’s
    1. friendship relations                C. will                        D. terms
  2. Hotel rooms must be………………… by noon, but luggage may be left with the
    1. left evacuated             C. vacated                 D. abandoned
  3. Old Mr. Brown’s condition looks very serious and it is doubtful if he will …………..
    1. pull up pull back               C. pull out                  D. pull through
  4. Although he was under no………………… the shopkeeper replaced the defective battery free of
    1. urgency guarantee              C. obligation             D. insistence
  5. This book gives a brief……………….. of the history of the castle and details of the art collection in

the main hall.

  1. outline reference              C. article                    D. research
  1. Mark is very set in his ways, but John has a more……………….. attitude to life.
    1. changeable flexible                 C. moveable              D. fluid
  2. All the TV channels provide extensive……………….. of sporting
    1. vision coverage               C. broadcast              D. network
  3. This ticket……………….. you to a free meal in our new
    1. confers entitles                  C. grants                    D. credits
  4. The majority of nurses are women, but in the higher ranks of medical profession women are in a …………..
    1. rarity minority                C. scarcity                 D. minimum

SECTION C : SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION

  1. They will catch all the prisoners again by

All the prisoners………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. Joanne doesn’t like to read her stories.

Joanne isn’t ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. No, please don’t tell

I’d rather…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. Why you don’t ask her yourself?

I suggest…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

  1. An up-to-date visa is necessary for Andorra. You’ll………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

COMPOSITION

“Which do you think is more valuable – health or wealth? State your reason.”

 

TEST 10 PAPER ONE: READING COMPREHENSION (60 phut) SECTION A:

In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Circle the letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or phrase you choose

  1. After the water workers went on strike there was a………………… of
    1. drain shortage                C. loss                        D. decrease
  2. As the streets of our city become buster, people are turning more and more to the …………..

bicycle.

  1. historical old-fashioned       C. old aged                D. elderly
  • it was raining heavily when we went out without a
    1. In spite In spite of             C. However               D. Although
  1. As far as I’m………………… , it’s quite all right for you to leave
    1. concerned regarded                C. consulted              D. bothered
  2. I expect it will rain again when we are on holiday this year, but at least we are properly prepared…. it this time.
    1. about at                            C. with                                   D. for
  3. If only he………………… told us the truth in the first place, things wouldn’t have gone so
    1. had has                         C. would have                       D. should have
  4. I know him by………………… , but I have no idea what his name
    1. sight myself                   C. heart                      D. chance
  5. No child……………….. the age of sixteen will be admitted to this
    1. before except                   C. lacking                  D. below
  6. Smith was…………………. in a road accident.
    1. wrong wounded               C. injured                  D. damaged
  7. Is it worth waiting for a table in this restaurant or shall we go………………… else?
    1. anywhere otherwise              C. somewhere                       D. everywhere
  8. The picture is…………………. the thief will be most disappointed when he tries to sell
    1. priceless invalid                   C. unprofitable         D. worthless

 

  1. I’m feeling really……………….. I’m going to bed.
    1. sleepy sleeping                C. tiring                      D. asleep
  2. I can’t……………….. what he’s doing; it’s so dark down
    1. see through make out               C. look into               D. show up
  3. Do you know the time the train………………… to Birmingham?
    1. reaches gets                                    C. arrives                   D. comes
  4. Having looked the place……………….. the gang went away to make their
    1. through over                                   C. down                     D. out
  5. When we came back from holiday our suitcase were………………… by the customs
    1. guarded tested                                 C. corrected              D. examined
  6. The child was so noisy that his mother told him not to be such a …………..
    1. nuisance trouble                  C. bother                    D. worried
  7. Could you be more specific about what is…………………. in this particular job?
    1. enclosed concentrated        C. presented              D. involved
  8. They haven’t beaten me yet, I still have one or two…………………. up my
    1. traps tricks                     C. jokes                      D. defenses
  9. The brothers are so alike that I can’t………………… one from the
    1. say notice                    C. mark                      D. tell

SECTION B

In this section you will find after the reading passage a number of questions or unfinished statements about the passage, each with four suggested answers or ways of finishing. You must choose the one which you think fits best.

England’s highest main-line railway station hangs on to life by a thread: deserted and unmanned since it was officially closed in 1970. Dent, situated high in the hills of Yorkshire, wakes up on six summer weekends each year, when a special charter train unloads walkers, sightseers and people who simply want to catch a train from the highest station to its platforms.

But even this limited existence may soon be brought to an end. Dent station is situated on the Settle to Carlisle railway line, said to be the most scenic in the country. But no amount of scenic beauty can save the line from the British Rail’s cash problems. This year, for the sake of economy, the express trains which used to pass through Dent station have been put to another route.

 

It is now an open secret that British Rails see no future for this railway line. Most of its train disappeared some time ago. Bridge, built on a grand scale a century ago, is falling down. It is not alone. Half a dozen railway routes in the north of England are facing a similar threat. The problem is a worn out system and an almost total lack of cash to repair it. Bridges and tunnels are showing their ages the wooden support for the tracks are rotting and engines and coaches are getting old.

On major lines between large cities the problem is not too bad. These lines still make a profit and cash can be found to maintain them. But on the country branch line, the story is different. As track wears out, it is not replaced. Instead speed limits are introduced, making the journey longer than necessary and discouraging customer.

If a bridge is dangerous, there is often one thing for British Rail to do: go out and find money from another source. This exactly what it did a few months ago when a bridge at Bridling station was threatening to fall down. Repairs were estimated at 200,000 pounds just for one bridge and British Rail was delighted and rather surprised when two local councils offered half that amount between them.

  1. Since 1970 Dent station has been used
    1. only for a part of each year only in some years
    2. only by local people D. only by hill walkers
  2. Of all the railway routes in Britain the one which passes through Dent
    1. is the most historic
    2. passes through the most attractive countryside
    3. is the most expensive number of tourist
    4. carries the greatest number of tourist
  3. The most urgent problem for many country railway line is that
    1. rebuilding bridges repairing engines
    2. renewing coaches D. repairing stations
  4. The people most affected by the difficulties facing the British Rail would appear to be
    1. business man organized groups of holiday makers
    2. occasional and local travelers D. inter-city travelers

 

  1. In order to improve the financial situation of the country railway lines British Railway should
    1. introduce speed limits reduce scale of maintenance
    2. increase fares D. appeal to local council

SECTION B: SENTENCE BUILDING

Dear Peter,

  1. I feel / very happy / get / letter / after / such / long time

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. It / be / absolutely / ages / since / I hear / you

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. You like / come / stay / me countryside?

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. You all / be / very welcome / you want / visit

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. What about / come / end / next month?

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. My wife / miss / you both / often speak / you

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. She remember / time / you be small

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. Don’t / think / children / love / visit / countryside?

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. Write soon/ let / know / when / you / come

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. I / look forward / hear / you

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

SECTION C: SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION

  1. John only understood very little of what the teacher

John could hardly……………………………………………………………………………………………

  1. Unless someone has a key, we can’t get into the

We can only……………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

  1. I’m sure you didn’t lock the front door. Here’s a key.

You can’t……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. He prefers golf to

He’d rather……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. He is sorry now that he didn’t invite Molly to his

He wishes……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

COMPOSITION

  1. Write letter to the manger of a hotel, complaining about the service while you were staying there. Detail problems with the room, the food, the location and other drawbacks. Explain that you are going to inform the travel agent who told you the
  2. Describe a journey by car, train, ship etc, which was particularly memorable for some reason, either good or
  3. The traditional family life is always the best. Discuss, giving your own opinion, with reasons.

 

TEST 11 PAPER ONE : READING COMPREHENSION SECTION A:

In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Circle the letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or phrase you choose

  1. It’s good idea to see your doctor regularly for…………………
    1. a revision a control               C. an investigation               D. a check-up
  2. I lost too much money betting at the races last time, so you won’t…………………………. me to go
    1. convince impress                 C. persuade                           D. urge
  3. The shop assistant was……………………….. helpful, but she felt he could have given her more
    1. entirely exactly                  C. quite                                  D. totally
  4. When the starter gave the……………………….. all the competitors in the race began to run round the

track.

  1. signal warning                 C. shot                                                D. show
  1. It’s an awful……………………….. your wife couldn’t come. I was looking forward to meeting
    1. harm sorrow                   C. shame                                D. shock

6…………………………. from Bill, all the students said they would go

  1. except B. only C. apart                                  D. separate
  1. The new manager explained to the staff that she hoped to……………………….. new procedures to save

time and money.

  1. manufacture establish               C. control                              D. restore
  1. There is a fault at our television station. Please do not……………………….. your set
    1. change adjust                    C. repair                                 D. switch
  2. He was an……………………….. writer because he persuaded many people to see the truth of his ideas
    1. ordinary influential             C. unlimited                          D. accurate
  3. The meal was excellent, the peas was particularly…………………
    1. flavored delicious               C. tasteful                              D. desirable
  4. Workers who do not obey the safety regulations will be……………………….. immediately
    1. refused rejected                 C. disapproved                     D. dismissed

 

  1. He was in………………………… of a large number of
    1. management leadership             C. charge                               D. direction

13…………………………. goes the bus, now we will have to walk

  1. on time B. at once C. there                                  D. early
  1. When he retired from his job the directors……………………….. him with a clock
    1. offered pleased                  C. satisfied                            D. presented
  2. He had to leave his family……………………….. when he went abroad to work
    1. at a loss behind                   C. out                                     D. at all costs
  3. I am very……………………….. in the information you have give me
    1. concerned surprised               C. interesting                        D. interested
  4. When I went to talk to the manager, he told me he could only……………………….. me a few minutes
    1. provide hear                                   C. spare                                  D. let
  5. I saw a thief take Norman’s wallet so I ran……………………….. him, but I didn’t catch him
    1. into after                                   C. over                                               D. near
  6. If it’s raining tomorrow, we shall have to……………………….. the match till Sunday
    1. put off cancel                    C. play                                               D. put away
  7. It is usual better not to……………………….. things, in case they are not returned
    1. lend offer                      C. borrow                              D. lose

SECTION B : READING PASSAGE

In this section you will find after the reading passage a number of questions or unfinished statements about the passage, each with four suggested answers or ways of finishing. You must choose the one which you think fits best.

Frances Wingate had not been to Tockley for many years – she could not remember how many. Her grandfather had died when she was fourteen. Her grandmother had died ten years later, but she had been out of the country at the time and had not gone to the funeral. In fact, after his grandfather’s death she had hardly visited Tockley at all, she now remembered guiltily: the place had begun to depress her. She could no longer stand the slow pace, the quietness, the emptiness, the very things that charmed her as a small child, and her grandmother had turn odd and difficult to live with, even more bad-tempered than she had been when younger, even more given to sudden burst of anger and long silences.

 

She thought of it, then as now, as “going to Tockley”, but the house wasn’t really in Tockley: it was about six miles out, a distance that had then seemed enormous, as it had to be traveled by bus. The town was a medium-sized ordinary town, with much light industry, it was easy enough to get to, but it was the kind of place one goes through, rather than stops at. Frances had booked a room at the Railway hotel, because it was next to the station, and because her guidebook said it was well run and that the food was quite good. She looked out of the window of the train and wondered what she remembered of the town. Little, she thought. It hadn’t meant much to her grandparents: they went there once a fortnight to shop, depending otherwise on the shop in the nearest village and on what  they produced in their own garden. There was a famous church, rising out of the flat plain, which could be seen for miles: her guide-book described it with some excitement, but she didn’t  remembered that she had ever been in it. She remembered the wool shop, the shoe shop, and the grocer’s a little. It had probably all changed by now.

The cottage, too, had probably changed. She remembered it in great detail. It had been the one fixed point in her childhood; for her parents had always been moving from one house to another as  her father had been promoted from one academic post to the next; five years here, three years there, had been the pattern. Granny Ollerenshaw, in the cottage, had been immovable, unchanged and unchanging. They called it Eal cottage: over the doorway there was a square sign, which announced EEL 1779. For years Frances had thought this meant the fish which lived in muddy ditches; only later, looking more closely, did she realize that the mysterious word must have been the builder’s or owner’s initials, The cottage was a basic cottage, the kind that small children draw: low, a door in the middle, two windows downstairs, two windows upstairs. It was built of red brick, the brick of the district, with a red-tiled steep roof.

  1. Why didn’t Frances remember very much about Tockley?
    1. There was nothing special in the town
    2. She had only been there once or twice
    3. She had been abroad for a long time
    4. The town had change a great deal since her childhood
  2. Where was Frances’ grandparents’ house?
    1. on the edge of Tockley
    2. near the shop in Tockley

 

  1. in a village on a bus route from Tockley
  2. in the countryside some miles from Tockley
  1. Why was Frances’ grandparents’ house called “Eel Cottage”?
    1. Eels used to be common in the area
    2. Someone’s initials had spelt the word “Eel”
    3. The first owner had been called Mr. Eel
    4. No-one knew why
  2. Why did Frances stop visiting the cottage regularly?
    1. Se had been leading a very busy life
    2. She had quarrelled with her grandmother
    3. She had come to dislike the place
    4. She had lost touch with her family
  3. Why had her grandparents’ house meant a lot to Frances as a child?
    1. She had been brought up happily there
    2. The shape and colour of the house had attracted her
    3. She had felt things would never change there
    4. She had been lonely as a child SECTION B : SENTENCE BUILDING Dear Sir,
  4. I / very / surprised / letter / I receive / you this morning

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  1. In it / say / I not pay / book / send / one month ago

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  1. You say / I / send / money immediately

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  1. In fact / I return / book / you / same day / receive

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  1. I not return / because / not / want

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  1. But because / book / be / poor condition / several torn pages.

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  1. I send / letter / last time / ask you / send / perfect copy / same

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  1. I hope / you do that and / not have / write / you again / this matter

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Yours faithfully,

Samuel Johnson

SECTION C : SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION

  1. I didn’t know you were coming, so I didn’t wait for

If ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  1. When I picked up my pen I found that the nib had broken. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  2. There is no danger that you will fall from the verandah.

There is no danger of……………………………………………………………………………………………

  1. He is a man of extreme

He is an……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. If I had not had help, I should not have been able to find my way. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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