New Headway Pre-IntermediateTest BookletNote to the teacherThis booklet contains:• 14 Unit Tests which revise the corresponding unit in New Headway Pre-Intermediate Student’s Book. There are two versions (A and B) of each test. They cover the same material, but have been reorganized to allow easier administration of the tests in the classroom. Each test has a total score of 100.• A Review Test (Units 1–7) and an Exit Test (Units 1–14), each with a total score of 100.• An optional listening test at the back of the booklet for each unit, using original recordings.• An Answer Key for all the exercises.• Tapescripts for all the listening exercises.There is a separate audio CD (40NEWHWTESTCD.03/GB) containing therecordings for the optional listening tests.Track Tapescript19 1 Neighbours20 2 You drive me mad!21 3 A news story22 4 The weekend shop23 5 My favourite thing24 6 What’s Hong Kong like?25 7 My grandparents26 8 My job27 9 The future of our world28 10 My life then and now29 11 The history of tea in Britain30 12 Who knows?31 13 A business trip32 14 The novelist33 15 My family34 16 An interview with Sir HarryIf you do not have the audio CD, please use the tapescripts.These tests may be photocopied freely for classroom use. They may not beadapted, printed or sold without the permission of Oxford University Press.
S That’s a difﬁcult question – I think I’ll D Yes, I have. My ﬁrst marriage ended in parts in your time. Can you tell me about pass but if I don’t … I don’t know what I’ll divorce a year ago and I recently married your early career in the theatre? do. I haven’t got another plan. Veronica. We’ve been married for six SHW My ﬁrst serious acting job was when II Would you take the exams again? months now and we’re very happy was 20. Before that I had been in someS Yes, I would. I wouldn’t want to miss the together. musical comedies – singing and dancing opportunity of going to college so yes, I’d I Veronica is a lot younger than you – she things like that – but then I was given the take them again. was your children’s babysitter, wasn’t she? part of Hamlet and since then my ﬁrstI You wouldn’t look for a job? D Yes, she is thirty years younger than me love has been serious theatre.S I don’t think my parents would let me. I but that isn’t important … her father was P But you do occasionally appear in think they’d want me to take my exams one of my best friends so I’ve known her Hollywood ﬁlms? again. since she was a baby. I think she might SHW Of course, I’ve got to make a living,I Well, hopefully it’s a decision you won’t have looked after the children when she haven’t I? You don’t earn much doing have to make. was at school – I don’t know because my Shakespeare. Yes, I do serious things in the ﬁrst wife used to make all the theatre in the evenings and I do ﬁlmsA T 13 A business trip arrangements for the children. during the day to make some money. I I see. Returning to your writing: Do you P And do you still sing and dance?I = Ilona, T = Thomas have any ideas for your next book? SHW Only in my own home! I haven’t sungI Hi Thomas? It’s me, Ilona. How are you? D Indeed. It will be the story of a charming in the theatre for about 50 years. In theT I’m ﬁne thanks. What about you? How are older man whose second wife is murdered ﬁlms I usually play a typical English man – the kids? by his jealous ﬁrst wife. it’s boring but I don’t care.I We’re all ﬁne – but I’ll be glad when you P And what about the future? Do you have get home. What have you been doing? A T 15 Review test My family any plans to stop working?T I’ve been in meetings most of the time but SHW No, I don’t. I want to keep working for I have been able to see a bit of Warsaw. Maria as long as possible – I love it and it keepsI Have you been eating out in the local Both sides of my family – my mum’s and my me young. If I stopped working, I’d be restaurants? dad’s – are from a very small town south of dead in six months. I tried to retire when IT Yes, the Polish manager has taken me to Dublin. My father is the postman and he also was 70 and it was terrible – I sat at home her favourite places. We went to a runs the local garage. My mum has a small and watched TV. traditional restaurant last night – the food shop at the garage where she sells things like P Sir Harry, thank you for being my guest was delicious. newspapers, milk, bread – you know, this morning. (fade)I But you’ve been working hard too? everyday things.T Yes, deﬁnitely. We’ve been starting at 7.30 My dad’s sisters – he’s got ﬁve – all live in the each morning with breakfast meetings village. Two of them went away to the States and not ﬁnishing until 8 or 9 in the when they were in their twenties but they evening. came back a few years ago. They were bothI What’s the hotel like? nurses and they worked in Boston for aboutT It’s OK – nothing special really – but it’s ﬁfteen years. I went to see them a couple of clean and comfortable – oh and the times when I was a student. Anyway, they’ve owners are very nice. What about you? both been back in Ireland since 1998. Have you been doing lots? Uncle Sean – that’s my mum’s only brother –I Not much. I’ve been swimming at lunch went to university in England where he time a couple of times but it’s difﬁcult to studied business and economics. Now he lives do anything after work because of the and works in Dublin for an international children. When you get back I’m planning company but he has bought a small house to (fade) near my mum and dad and he takes his family there every weekend. I think his wifeA T 14 The novelist likes our big family – it means she’s got lots of people to help her with their children.I = Interviewer, D = Daniel GregoryI Tell me, Mr Gregory, what are you A T 16 Exit test An interview with Sir working on at the moment?D I’m just ﬁnishing another of my Inspector Harry Prentice novels. P = Presenter, SHW = Sir Harry WirralI So how many have you written now? P My guest in the studio today is Sir HarryD This will be the sixth. Wirral – 86 years old this week and stillI Have you always written novels about the performing on the London stage. Harry, police? perhaps we can start by talking about theD No, I haven’t. Before I started writing play you are in at the moment? 40NEWHWPRETESTNE.03/GB ﬁction, I was a BBC journalist. After 20 SHW Yes, it’s a Shakespeare play. I’ve got years of living in hotels I had had enough quite a small part – I’m only on stage for and decided to make a living out of ﬁction ten minutes so I didn’t have to learn many writing. I’d written one or two short lines. Also, I’m on at the end so I can stay stories so I decided to start writing full- behind for a drink with all the other actors 1 time. I’ve been very lucky – my books are who have done all the hard work before I popular in countries everywhere: Canada, get there. Australia, France, Argentina … P But it hasn’t always been like that, has it?I May I ask about your private life? You’ve You have acted all the big Shakespeare recently remarried? www.oup.com/elt