In questions 1-30 choose the word or words which best complete the sentences.
4. ____ students are in _____ classroom now.
7. My fiance _____ delicious cakes.
8. There _____ a dishwasher in the kitchen, but there _____ any plates.
10. What ___________ at the weekends?
11. “Where are you?”
“I’m at the library. I _______ for the exam.
12. __________ is your girlfriend?
13. “_______ is this handbag?”
“ It is _____.”
15. How many ___________ in Palladium?
16. These are not ______ notebooks. They are those ________.
17. We go _____ shopping _____ bus _____ every Saturday.
18. Jane’s brother is cleaning _____ car, and _____ father is helping _____.
19. John’s little sister can _________.
20. “How often do you play tennis?”
21. How ________ to the station yesterday?
23. We ________ be at school at 8:30 today because our teacher is not coming.
24. Who ____________ at the party last night?
27. Rome is ____________ city in Europe.
29. If it _______ tomorrow, we ________ skiing.
30. Gold prices ________ a lot in the next few months.
In questions 31-34 choose the grammatically correct sentence that has the same meaning as the given-one.
31. You are not allowed to use dictionaries.
32. No other activity is more exciting than paragliding.
33. Liz is too young to get married.
34. How often do you go shopping?
In questions 35-38 choose the best questions for the underlined word or words.
35. Jane is beautiful, with green eyes and long straight hair.
36. We drank ten bottles of beer.
37. We lived in London for five years.
38. My brother broke his leg while he was playing football.
In questions 39-54 choose the word that best completes the sentence.
In questions 55-60 choose the best answer which should follow the given sentences.
55. New Zealand is a country in the South-west of the Pacific Ocean.
56. Charlize Theron is the first South African to win an Academy Award.
57. Most teenage girls want to be fit and lose weight.
58. During the Olympic Games, people from all over the world come together in peace and friendship.
59. Today, a painting by Vincent van Gogh sells for more than $80 million.
60. Coffee grows on trees in tropical countries.
In questions 61 and 62 choose the correct order of the sentences.
62. I. He was born in 1869.
II. He became a leader of Indian people in 1915.
III. In 1888, Gandhi went to London to study law.
IV. Mahatma Gandhi was India’s greatest modern leader.
In questions 63-65 choose the sentence that has the correct word order.
63. Choose the sentence that has the correct word order.
64. Choose the sentence that has the correct word order.
65. Choose the sentence that has the correct word order.
Choose the best topic sentence for the paragraph below.
66. ___________________. The first helicopters flew in 1907, but there were a lot of difficulties. The first successful and useful helicopters did not fly until the Second World War. It was then easy to see how useful they were and many were built. Today everyone has seen a helicopter.
Choose the best topic for the paragraph below.
67. People express their personalities in their clothes, their cars, and their homes. Because we might choose certain foods to “tell” people something about us, our diets can also be an expression of our personalities. For example, some people eat mainly gourmet foods, such as caviar and lobster, and they eat only in expensive restaurants (never in cafeterias or snack bars). They might want to show the world that they know about the “better things in life.”
Choose the concluding sentence for the paragraph below.
68. Halloween is one of the most famous holidays in the U.S., and it is on October 31. People carve pumpkins and make funny faces on them. These are called “Jack-O-Lanterns.” On October 31, children wear a special costume such as a witch, ghost, or clown. They go to many houses and they knock on the door saying, “Trick or Treat!” It means that if people don’t give them a treat, they will play some kind of trick on the household. So, usually people give candy to them. Halloween is not usually considered a religious holiday. ________________________.
Answer the questions 69 – 80 according to the reading passages.
Russell Crowe was born in New Zealand on 7th April 1964. His family moved to Australia when he was four years old. When Russell was young, he visited film shoots with his parents. They cooked food for the actors. Russell watched the actors at work and was very interested. He wanted to act.
When Russell completed school, he tried lots of jobs. He also recorded some songs with a group. But he always wanted to be a film star. His first successful film was The Crossing (1990) and over the next ten years Russell starred in eighteen films. In 2000, Russell played Maximus Decimus Meridius, a Roman General in the film Gladiator. It was a massive hit around the world. At the 2001 Academy Awards in Hollywood, Gladiator was Best Film, and Russell Crowe was Best Actor.
In the times of the ancient Greece, people celebrated for the first time a special day for mothers. They paid tribute to Rhea, the mother of many of the Greek gods. Early Christians also paid tribute to Mary, the mother of God, during Lent. This tribute evolved into “Mothering Sunday” in England. “Mothering Sunday” is a celebration of all mothers on the fourth Sunday of Lent.
In 1872, in America, Julia Ward Howe, the author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”, suggested the idea of Mother’s Day. However, it is Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia who created Mother’s Day in 1905. Anna Jarvis campaigned for Mother’s Day as a tribute to her mother who established Mother’s Friendship Day to help heal the scars of the Civil War in America. In 1910 West Virginia became first state to adopt a formal holiday to recognize mothers. A year later, nearly every state officially marked the day of celebration. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day as a national holiday on the second Sunday of May.
Today, people celebrate Mother’s Day in many countries throughout the world, although the celebrations do not fall on the same day in every country. The celebration occurs in various ways, depending on the country, the family, and the mother. Many families honour mothers by dining out, giving flowers, sending cards, giving gifts, and visits. Additionally, Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for telephone calls.
Actually, Mother’s Day should be every day. Mothers nurture us, teach us, protect us, and make us feel special. Mothers are the people in our lives who are most responsible for the way we grow and mature.
74. When is Mother’s Day celebrated in the United States?
(1) A “new generations” addiction is quickly spreading all over the world. Webaholism, a twentieth century disease, affects people from different ages. They surf the net, use e-mail, and speak in chat rooms. They spend many hours on the computer, and it becomes an uncontrollable habit. They cannot stop, and it affects their lives.
(2) Ten years ago, no one thought that using computers could become uncontrollable behaviour that could affect the social and physical life of computer users. Spending hours in front of the computer has become obsession among teenagers and college students. They just think about the computer and the internet too much. Especially teenagers spend most of their time at different websites.
(3) They become addicted to computers and gradually their social and school life is affected by this situation. They spend all their free time surfing and don’t concentrate on homework, so this addiction affects their grades and success at school. Because they can find everything on the websites, they “hang out” there, so they don’t study.
(4) They spend more time in front of computers than with their friends. The relation with their friends changes. The unreal life becomes more important than their real life. They have a new language that they speak in the chat rooms and it causes cultural changes in the normal society.
5 Because of the change in their behaviour, they begin to isolate themselves from the society and live with their unreal friends. They share their emotions and feelings with “friends” who they have never met in their life. Although they feel confident on the computer, they are not confident with their friends in real life. It is a problem for the future. This addictive behaviour is beginning to affect the entire world.
77. Which of the following describes the main idea of the third paragraph ?
78. Teenagers and college students’ lives become unreal because ________.
79. What does they in paragraph 1 refer to?
81. What are the causes of wars? (200-250 words)
82. Write an email to a friend who you haven't seen for a long time. (150-200 words)