naturalEnglishtest booklet      upper-intermediate        Jenny Quintana               2
unit one     grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test                                                                ...
5    vocabulary learning                                          EXAM FOCUSComplete the sentences with the correct word. ...
unit two     grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test                                                                ...
5    vocabulary tourists’ phrases                                  EXAM FOCUSMatch the words to make phrases. There is one...
units one and two   EXAMS FOCUS           skills test                                                                     ...
Part B  Read the text again. For each question, circle the correct answer – A, B, C, or D.  7   What is the writer’s main ...
unit three     grammar, vocabulary and natural English test                                                               ...
5    vocabulary good and bad relationships                     EXAM FOCUSComplete the text with one suitable word.        ...
unit four     grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test                                                               ...
5   vocabulary the language of editing                                  6    natural EnglishMatch the examples with the wo...
units three and four   EXAM FOCUS        skills test                                                                      ...
Part B  Read the text again. Are sentences 1–5 ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’? If there is not enough information to answer ‘Right’ or...
unit five     grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test                                                                ...
5    vocabulary adding emphasis                               EXAM FOCUSComplete the sentences with so or such.           ...
unit six     grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test                                                                ...
5    wordbooster knowing your prepositions                         EXAM FOCUSComplete the sentences with the correct prepo...
units five and six   EXAM FOCUS         skills test                                                                        ...
2 Writing  Your English teacher has asked you to write a story. Your story must begin with this sentence:  As I drove out ...
units one to six   EXAM FOCUS            mid-course test                                                                  ...
3 Key word transformations                                         5 Multiple-choice cloze  For each question, complete th...
unit seven     grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test                                                              ...
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
Natural english test booklet
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Natural english test booklet
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Natural english test booklet
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  1. 1. naturalEnglishtest booklet upper-intermediate Jenny Quintana 2
  2. 2. unit one grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes1 grammar -ing form and infinitive 3 grammar -ing formsComplete the text using the verbs in brackets in the Complete the sentences with a suitable adjective or-ing form or infinitive. preposition. I’m really looking forward to visiting (visit) We won the match by scoring in the last my friends. five minutes. 1 (run) is very good for your heart. 1 leaving the exam room, I always 2 I loathe (be) late for work. check my answers carefully. 3 (stay) at home is the only thing to do 2 He’s never been interested drawing. in winter. 3 finishing our meal, we did the 4 Instead of (do) my homework, I washing up. watched a video. 4 It’s no sitting there. He isn’t going to 5 Will you remember (close) the door come. when you go out? 5 I’m looking forward starting my new 6 I can’t get used to (be) without him. course. 7 I regret (inform) you that your 5 application has been unsuccessful. 8 I stopped (have) piano lessons months ago. 4 wordbooster sporting collocations, 9 I meant (invite) him to the party, but collocation in dictionaries I forgot all about it. Complete the sentences with the nouns in the box. 10 It’s not worth (finish) the test. I can’t There is one more word than you need. remember a thing! 5 the match for a run your technique weightlifting the gist table tennis an aerobics club a prize magazines three new words poetry a page2 grammar wishes and regretsRewrite the sentences using wish / regret and the I like going for a run early in thecorrect form of the verb. morning. I haven’t got her phone number. 1 I tend to flick through . I never I wish I had her phone number . actually read them. 1 I didn’t study hard at school. 2 When I was young we used to learn I wish . by heart. 2 I can’t speak French. 3 Why don’t you join ? I wish . 4 We lost 3–0. 3 I’m sorry that I gave up the guitar. 5 I try to look up a day. I regret . 6 She won for writing the best 4 Unfortunately I’m going out later. short story. I wish . 7 You need to practise , or you’ll 5 You’re not my boyfriend. never be a footballer. I wish . 8 He does five times a week. That’s why he’s so strong. 5 9 I never skip when I read a novel. 10 I got of the text, which was enough to answer the question. 102 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
  3. 3. 5 vocabulary learning EXAM FOCUSComplete the sentences with the correct word. Open cloze Alison doesn’t find learning French easy, but she always has a go . Read the text and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space. There is an 1 Charlie finds learning French difficult and he example at the beginning (0). sometimes discouraged. 2 Jack tries to speak French all the time, but he A NEW HOBBY can’t it up for long. When I was younger, I didn’t use to get 3 Amy has difficulties, but is always willing to it a try. (0) much exercise. For a long time I regretted not 4 Matthew everything up very easily. (1) much sport, but recently, I decided 5 Sarah is slow progress, but she is things needed to change. I saw a marathon on TV and trying very hard. made up my mind that was what I wanted to do. I started slowly because I felt I needed to 5 (2) used to things gradually. I went (3) in the local pool and started going to a6 natural English gym. I then (4) a group of runners.We metMatch the sentences with the responses. each week and we had an excellent coach who gave us a Do you do any sport? guidance and training tips. At first I (5) the training quite hard 1 I didn’t know you spoke German and I nearly gave up because I thought that everyone 2 I want to get something memorable for her birthday. was better than me. However, I decided to persevere 3 I’ve lost my house keys again! (6) it and I’m really glad I did. I realised 4 When I was five, I got lost in a supermarket. that if I wanted to take (7) in such a big 5 I don’t do any sport at all. race, I had to be willing to try. 6 I found the grammar quite tricky. I now (8) running twice a day as well 7 What did you think of the fitness test? as going to the gym and I run marathons regularly.To 8 I’ve joined a Pilates class. tell the truth, I (9) I’d run a marathon 9 Can you speak any languages? years ago. I’d certainly advise anybody to give it a 10 I wish I could speak Russian (10) . It’s amazing how good it can make you feel. a I do a bit of weight-lifting. 10 b Well, it’s a bit rusty. c Yeah, that happened to me too. d Well, that sounds very unhealthy. e What sort of thing? f I was hopeless at balancing on one leg. g Really? I thought it was easy. h For goodness sake! You’re useless! i I can get by in Italian. j Why don’t you join an evening class? k I’ve never heard of that. What does it involve? 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 3
  4. 4. unit two grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes1 grammar should + verb, should have + 3 vocabulary physical actions past participle Complete the sentences with a verb in its correct form.Complete the sentences with the correct form of the I got down on my knees and startedverbs in brackets. clearing up the mess. The exam is tomorrow. You should stay 1 I hold of her just in time to stop her (stay) in tonight. from falling. 1 The taxi (arrive) in a few 2 She felt tired so she against the wall. minutes. I rang them ages ago. 3 He nearly his balance and fell from 2 They (take) the money – now the roof. they’re in big trouble! 4 I down and picked up the coin. 3 Everybody (wear) a seatbelt. 5 She up and put the picture straight. 4 I (be) honest. She won’t believe 5 a word I say now. 5 You (stay) if you’re not enjoying yourself. 4 wordbooster health and medicine, 6 This film’s had some fantastic reviews, so it tourist information (be) good. Complete the dialogues with the correct word. The 7 You (drive) over the speed limit first letter is given each time. wherever you are. 8 He (apply) for the job. He was A Is there a cheap restaurant r ound here? the best candidate. B I’m not sure. I don’t know the area. 9 You (leave) him. He was lovely! 1 A It sounds like you’ve got a c . 10 The ‘Internet’ (have) a capital B Yes. It kept me awake last night. letter. 2 A I’ve hurt my ankle playing tennis. 10 B Put a b on it. That’ll support it. 3 A Can we get the tickets on the day?2 grammar possibility and probability B No, we need to book them in a .Choose the correct word to complete the sentences. 4 A Oh no! I’ve got a n ! I won’t be at the party. I’m going to the cinema. B Quick. Take my handkerchief. a probably b definitely 5 A Where’s the b place to park? 1 English is to finish late. His lessons always do. B There’s a car park just outside town. a bound b unlikely 6 A Is there any c of joining the tour? 2 He’s to phone tonight. He’s got guests B I’m afraid it’s already started. staying. 7 A What’s the best thing for s ? a unlikely b sure B You should sit in the shade and put a T-shirt 3 I she’ll pass the exam. She’s very clever. on. a doubt if b dare say 8 A I’ve got a mosquito bite. 4 That the answer. You usually do get things B Put some o on it. right. 9 A What’s the best w of seeing a probably isn’t b could well be London? 5 It’s that it will be sunny later. It’s pouring B On a bus. with rain at the moment. 10 A Do you want t or medicine? a likely b highly unlikely B Whichever is easier to take! 5 54 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
  5. 5. 5 vocabulary tourists’ phrases EXAM FOCUSMatch the words to make phrases. There is one more Key word transformationsword than you need. For each question, complete the second sentence so admission bed historic train opening that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using day holiday youth sightseeing guided the word given. Do not change the word given. You must tourist places use between two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning (0). sightseeing tours 0 You’re brave to travel alone. 1 timetable of 2 resorts It’s brave of you to travel alone. 3 walks 4 charges 1 It’s a good idea to book your accommodation in advance. 5 of interest should 6 times You your accommodation in 7 attractions advance. 8 monuments 2 I probably won’t go to Barcelona this year. 9 and breakfast accommodation if 10 trips I to Barcelona this year. 5 3 You should visit the tourist office. worth6 natural English The tourist office visit.Match the beginnings and endings of the sentences. 4 I don’t know how to say that in Spanish. a I don’t really know, to clue I how to say that in Spanish. 1 It’s worth 2 I haven’t 5 The plane is bound to be delayed. 3 I liked him, definitely 4 Is there anything else The plane delayed. 5 You should go 6 We almost certainly won’t come here again! 6 Although we didn’t finish on time, highly 7 That was very nice It’s come here again. 8 That sounds a 7 I forgot to check the date on my passport. 9 The opera is well should 10 That was I the date on my passport. 8 Although the party was good, I left early. a be honest. even b you can recommend? I left early the party was good. c careless of you! d the results were excellent. 9 My ear has been hurting all day. e going to the park if you’ve got time. earache f of you. I all day. g though not everyone did. 10 That tune doesn’t sound right in my opinion. h bit rude! wrong i worth a visit. That tune me. j a clue! k and see the Arts Museum. 10 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 5
  6. 6. units one and two EXAMS FOCUS skills test 45 minutes 1 Reading Part A You are going to read a newspaper article about Barcelona. Six sentences have been removed from the article. Choose from the sentences A–G the one which fits each gap (1–5). There is one extra sentence which you do not need to use. There is an example at the beginning (0). A It’s the simple delight of going for a quiet stroll. B However, his other works are just as amazing. C However, unlike some cities, having fun isn’t just for the young and beautiful! D There’s sunshine, palm trees, a colourful port, beaches, outdoor cafes, and good food. E The best hotels are just outside the city. F You wouldn’t think of going home before sunrise. G Eventually you’ll arrive at the long beaches of the former Olympic village. H On the way, you’ll pass people selling birds, animals, souvenirs, plants, newspapers, and all kinds of things. BARCELONA – THE CITY FOR EVERYBODY Festivity is the norm in Barcelona. Its streets, squares, and public places are crowded with well-turned-out people enjoying themselves at all hours of the day and night. (0) C Weaving between the street musicians and performance artists, you’ll see middle-aged housewives and men in suits just as intent on enjoyment as their sons and daughters! Barcelona certainly has plenty to offer all generations. (1) There’s also fantastic art and architecture such as Antonio Gaudi’s huge and still only half-built church of the Sagrada Familia which is the most admired building in Barcelona. (2) Make sure you visit the Parc Guell which is out on the edge of the Gracia district and marvel at Gaudi’s incredible swirly lines, mosaic tiles, and crooked pathways. Of course, Barcelona has exceptional nightlife too. In districts such as Gracia, you’ll find the streets packed until sunrise.The norm is to meet in a cafe at 10pm, go to a restaurant at 11pm, a bar at 1am, and a club at 3am. (3) However, for those of you who prefer something more relaxing, why not try one of the most popular pleasures of the city instead? (4) It’s certainly the best way to explore the city. The most popular walk is along La Rambla, that great road that represents the victory of the pedestrian over the motorist! La Rambla leads to the port. (5) Half way down, you’ll find all sorts of cafes where you can sit outside and watch the world go by. Next, wander down the narrow streets and squares of the Old City, which is also for the most part a pedestrian zone, and then on to the modernized seafront. (6) A 90-minute walking tour of the Old City departs every weekend.Visit the tourist information office to find out further details and of course to find out about the monuments, museums, and other tourist attractions in the lively city of Barcelona. 66 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
  7. 7. Part B Read the text again. For each question, circle the correct answer – A, B, C, or D. 7 What is the writer’s main aim in writing the text? 9 What does the writer recommend doing in the A to give advice on where to stay in Barcelona second paragraph? B to explain the Spanish way of life A going to a pleasure park C to describe a city B going for a walk D to talk about a personal experience C exploring the buildings D visiting the art galleries 8 What does the writer comment on in the first paragraph? 10 What does the writer say about La Rambla? A the beauty of the streets A It’s for pedestrians only. B the number of tourists B It’s a noisy place to walk. C the number of Spanish festivals C You can drive there. D the types of people in Barcelona D It’s in the port. 4 2 Writing You have recently had a class discussion about the difficulties of learning a language. Now your English teacher has asked you to write a composition describing your personal experience of learning English. Write 120–180 words. 10 3 Listening tapescript 2.2 and 2.3 You will hear three people talking about experiences they’ve had at an airport. Look at statements 1–10. Decide if you think each statement is correct or incorrect. Write A in the box for CORRECT. B in the box for INCORRECT. Michael’s story Ralph’s story 1 Michael was coming back from holiday. 8 Ralph didn’t know about the security checks. 2 The hamster was in a carrier bag. 9 He took a photo of the security man. 3 The Greek man was very upset. 10 The security man thought the camera could be 4 Michael found the situation very sad. dangerous. Lynne’s story 5 Lynne was going to spend Christmas in Madrid. 6 She had somebody else’s ticket. 7 She believed at one point she wouldn’t be able to leave. 10 Now do: speaking test 10 dictation test 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 7
  8. 8. unit three grammar, vocabulary and natural English test 30 minutes1 grammar each other / one another, 3 grammar sequencing information in a -self / -selves textComplete the sentences with the correct word(s). Order the words to make sentences. The bank has got itself into trouble. seen / since/ he / Jack / job / his / I’ve / times / 1 They fell off the swing and hurt . several / left I’ve seen Jack several times since he left his job. 2 You two should talk to more often. 3 She introduced to everybody in the 1 soon / left / after / I / abroad / went / you room. 4 I taught Russian in a year. 2 Charles / twenty-first / met / before / shortly / 5 Stop competing with all the time! birthday / I / my 6 It’s the first time little Annie has ever done up the buttons . 3 meeting / need / prior / final / making / arrangements / to / a / We 7 We enjoyed very much. 8 Behave ! That’s a really silly thing to 4 Jane / saw / at / bus-stop / I / waiting / the / I / do Justin! While / was 9 We never agree with . 10 He can’t look after ! He’s too young. 5 loved / long / we / went / before / I / you / out / together 5 52 grammar obligation, necessity, and prohibitionUnderline the correct answer. 4 wordbooster personality phrases Choose the correct word to complete the sentences. I have to / shouldn’t phone Bob. I promised I would. I like going out with Bill because he’s a really 1 She has to / doesn’t have to go shopping. There’s good . nothing in the fridge. a laugh b smile c joke 2 I must / ought to finish this letter. It’s very 1 I can’t stand Tim. He’s a real pain in the . important. a neck b leg c head 3 I should / ’ve got to improve my exam results if I 2 That girl is out of . You should speak to her want to be a doctor! parents. 4 You mustn’t / ought not to swim in the river. a reach b here c control There’s a sign saying, ‘No Swimmers’. 3 Alice is the most . I think she should speak for 5 You musn’t / don’t have to wear shorts. You can us. wear a tracksuit if you like. a talkative b chatty c articulate 6 You ’ll have to / ought to do the cooking when you 4 You’ve got such a big ! Why do you think live on your own. you’re so fantastic? 7 I don’t have to / mustn’t forget to feed the dog. a self b opinion c ego 8 You must / should lock the door. Nobody else has a 5 If you want to get on in , you’ve got to work key. hard. 9 You should / are allowed to do the washing up a career b life c world tonight. I did it last night. 10 You’re not allowed / allowed to leave the exam 5 until the teacher says so. 58 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
  9. 9. 5 vocabulary good and bad relationships EXAM FOCUSComplete the text with one suitable word. Multiple-choice cloze I’ve got three sisters and we get on with Read the text below and choose the correct word for each other really well. We don’t compete each space. There is an example at the beginning (0). (1) one another and we always (2) up for each other if other people REALITY TV criticise us. You never hear me (3) with Reality TV is getting more and more popular. In I’m them at all. I’ve also got a brother and we don’t get a celebrity – get me out of here! a group of celebrities live on so well. He’s a lot older than me and I suppose I with (0) D other in the jungle in Australia.There are find him difficult to (4) to. However, ten of them (1) all and they are all different kinds he’s very wise and I do (5) him about of people. problems I have at work. The celebrities (2) allowed to leave the area and they’re only permitted (3) a few things with them. 10 The idea is that they look after (4) but they’re not really self-sufficient because they (5) hunt for or6 natural English catch their own food.They are given basic food, but toComplete the dialogues with one suitable word. get extra luxuries, they (6) do tasks.This is one of A Do you fancy going out tonight? the rules.The tasks include doing horrible things with B Yes, that would be lovely. snakes and insects. (7) the celebrities are in the jungle, they are 1 A I’ve always of living by the sea. filmed for the whole time.They are supposed to look B What’s stopping you? after (8) another, work as a team, and be (9) . 2 A How many people are there in your family? However, because they are such different people some B There are six of us in . of them (10) . Of course this is what the 3 A Have you got a big family? programme makers want.Without arguments, the B There are fifteen of us our programme wouldn’t be very interesting. grandparents. 4 A I think we should hire a car when we get 0 A every B all C both D each there. 1 A at B above C in D with B Yes, that makes . 2 A can’t B shouldn’t C mustn’t D aren’t 5 A Shall we walk into town? 3 A taking B take C to take D taken B I don’t that much. Let’s get the 4 A myself B himself C themselvesD ourselves bus. 5 A ought to B have to C mustn’t D shouldn’t 6 A Right. That’s decided, then. we go 6 A have to B should C allowed to D ought to on to the next point? 7 A Because B While C As D But B That’s fine by me. 8 A each B single C only D one 7 A I don’t think it’s a good idea to visit Amy. 9 A eccentric B articulate C supportive D ambitious B I don’t see . 10 A conflict B clash C compete D consult 8 A Have you always lived here? 10 B I’ve lived here seventeen years, but I’m from London. 9 A Let’s take our own cooking equipment. B I can’t see the of that. 10 A Where did you live when you were a child? B I was up in Yorkshire. 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 9
  10. 10. unit four grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes1 grammar nouns in groups 3 vocabulary adjectives describingTick ✓ or correct the sentences. reactions, synonyms 1 She went to a girls school. Write the correct word to complete the dialogues. The 2 Move the glass from the table’s edge. first letter is given each time. 3 You get tickets from the box office. A My brother is always taking my things! 4 He’s the new human resource’s manager. B That must be really a nnoying . 5 Can I pay by credit card? 1 A Who c this list of names? 6 Where is the nearest bus’ station? B James assembled it, but the we all helped. 7 A cat’s tail helps it to balance. 2 A Why’s that woman talking to herself? 8 Do you like films of horror? B I don’t know. She looks a bit o . 9 The ship has been at the bottom of the ocean for centuries. 3 A There are a lot of e in this report. 10 The governments decision is final. B Really? I thought I’d checked it for mistakes. 5 4 A I find James quite i . B So do I. He’s always telling silly jokes.2 wordbooster words of similar meaning 5 A Do you want to know the ending?Choose the correct synonym for the word underlined B No! It will s the film!from the words in the box. 5 improved increased checked allowed declined banned reduced regulated 4 grammar future simple and continuous restricted censored expanded Complete the sentences. Use the verbs in the correct tense. The TV station has raised its standards recently. improved This time tomorrow, we ’ll be sitting (sit) on the train to Barcelona. 1 We aren’t permitted to use dictionaries in the exam. 1 You (need) warm clothes when you go on the trip. 2 Smoking is prohibited in this restaurant. 2 By 2010 everybody (have) a videophone. 3 His health deteriorated over the weekend. 3 I don’t think electric cars (ever / be) popular. 4 I think advertising should be controlled. 4 I (travel) with Jack in any case, so I’ll tell him about the meeting. 5 They removed a scene in the film which included a dead chicken. 5 In three days time, I (know) my exam results. 6 The company grew very quickly in the first year. 6 I (phone) him tonight anyway, so I’ll invite him then. 7 They boosted their profits by selling more popular clothes. 7 By the end of the year, I (give) you more homework. 8 He examined the website for offensive material. 8 I (leave) early in any case, so I can go to the supermarket for you. 9 In my opinion the old licensing laws limited people’s freedom. 9 You (lose) that watch if you’re not careful. 10 They’ve cut the number of buses to only once an hour. 10 Michael (hurt) himself if he doesn’t stop running about like that. 5 1010 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
  11. 11. 5 vocabulary the language of editing 6 natural EnglishMatch the examples with the words. Complete the sentences with one suitable word. c . I hardly ever go to the cinema. I don’t have time. 1 () 1 Do you think you could help me 2 - carry this suitcase upstairs? 3 , 2 I was annoyed that he didn’t ask me to the party, 4 water but what was more infuriating 5 can’t was he went with Mary instead. 3 I’m I can’t come to the concert. a italics I’m meeting some friends that evening. b brackets 4 I go to the gym, I can, but I’m usually very busy. c full stop 5 My first name and surname are all one d hyphen on the email address. e comma 6 It’s hard to which film is the f apostrophe best. They’re both fantastic. 5 7 Is there any you could get tickets for the match tonight? 8 I see Mark once in a . It’s difficult because we live so far apart. 9 I can see both of their argument, but I don’t really agree with either of them. 10 The name on the cover is in upper . 10 EXAM FOCUS Error correction For questions 1–10, read the email below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there. If a line is correct, put a tick ✓ by the number on the line. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00). FINISHING EXAMS 0 so Thanks for your e-mail. I’m afraid so I can’t come to the concert on 00 ✓ Friday. I’ll still be doing my exams! Have you finished yours? Your 1 news about Richard was even surprising. I didn’t know he’d moved 2 away. I think it’s possibly odd because he didn’t tell me he was going. Do 3 you think you could send me his address? I haven’t got much news myself 4 because I’ve been so busy studying, but the exams will be over soon. 5 I was wondering if we could go out and celebrate then? Will you be at 6 home tomorrow night? I’ll be ring you and we can talk about it! I’ll 7 be staying with my penfriend in Italy in the summer. Did I tell you? That reminds 8 me. Is there any chance you could give me back my Italian dictionary? 9 Thanks! I’ve got a new e-mail address below so make sure you will 10 write it in your diary! My name is in upper capital letters and it’s all one word. See you soon! 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 11
  12. 12. units three and four EXAM FOCUS skills test 45 minutes 1 Reading Part A Read the text about digital interactive TV. Complete the summary that follows using suitable words from the box. DIGITAL INTERACTIVE TV Just as the telephone has become a fixture in our homes, cars, and pockets, most households have at least one television which is the main source of information for them. However, despite its popularity, there have been few major developments in the technology of TV in comparison with other fields.That is changing with the beginnings of Digital TV. Television in the digital age won’t be limited to better sound and sharper vision; our televisions will also become truly interactive. Imagine the sound and viewing quality of the cinema and combine it with the interactivity of the Internet and you get some idea of what digital interactive TV is all about. Many people may not think it’s the best use of technology, but interactive TV isn’t limited to ordering pizzas or playing games. It’s somewhere between a computer and a TV, with a modem, memory and processing capabilities. Some people predict that it will take over from personal computers. If you can surf the Net, send e-mails, watch films, make phone calls, and do online shopping whilst watching TV, what do you want a PC for? On-screen menus mean that viewers have so much more control and choice. Parents will be able to limit the programmes that can be watched to protect their children.Viewers will be able select the items that really interest them. In short, users will be able to personalize their viewing to suit themselves. These days, many TV programmes, especially reality game shows, encourage their viewers to phone in to record a vote. In the future this may have a more serious significance. Perhaps we’ll be able to vote for anything from the comfort of our homes via our television set. Perhaps we’ll vote for political parties and the results will be counted automatically, eliminating the need for people to spend several hours counting slips of paper.The whole process would be efficient, cheap, and accurate. Similarly, perhaps there will be no more need for the traditional role of schools and teachers. Students will be able to watch high-quality TV programmes about their subjects that will allow them to interrupt, ask questions, and print out notes and tests. It will then store test results on a huge database so that everyone will be able to compare their own progress. Nobody can really predict the exact impact of Digital TV on our lives, but it’s safe to say that TV is never going to be the same again. Summary After a long period of time, which showed no significant technical (0) developments in the field of television, the TV (1) seems to be about to transform itself with the arrival of digital. Digital TV will result in improvements in the sound and visual quality of our (2) . It will also bring (3) that will rival that of the computer and may lead to its downfall. Apart from greater viewing choice, implications for the future include people taking part in (4) from home as well as potentially huge changes in the way children are (5) . developments technology system protect production security educated elections programmes industry interactivity information films brought up 512 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
  13. 13. Part B Read the text again. Are sentences 1–5 ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’? If there is not enough information to answer ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’, choose ‘Doesn’t Say’. 6 Telephones and TVs are equally accepted in the home. 9 Reality TV shows are likely to become less popular A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say with Digital TV. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 7 Visual quality won’t necessarily improve with Digital TV. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 10 Digital TVs will eventually replace teachers. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 8 Digital TV will allow people to do more than one thing at once. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 5 2 Writing This is part of an e-mail you receive from an English penfriend. We’re doing a really interesting project at college about new technology in the year 2020. It would be great to know what your ideas are! Could you write and tell me what you think in your next e-mail if you have time? Write an e-mail to this penfriend. Write 120–180 words. 10 3 Listening tapescripts 3.3 and 3.4 You will hear an interview with the maker of a TV programme. The programme is called Making Eden and is set in a rainforest in Australia. For questions 1–10, fill in the missing information with one or two words. 1 They chose the same number of men and women so that they had a . 2 They had better applications from . 3 Particular skills aren’t required because all the contestants are given some . 4 The most important qualification is a person’s . 5 They have to have a to make sure they are healthy. 6 There was a of 32 people. 7 The final selection lasted . 8 They had to talk about for one minute. 9 They participated in group challenges to see who were good . 10 were involved in choosing the final participants. 10 Now do: speaking test 10 dictation test 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 13
  14. 14. unit five grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes1 grammar narrative tenses 3 vocabulary anxietyComplete the paragraph. Use the verbs given in the Match the sentences with the responses.correct form. Use the past simple, the past continuous, c I’m so relieved that interview is over.the past perfect simple, or the past perfect continuous. 1 I’ve been dreading this meeting for ages. I had (have) a very embarrassing 2 When I saw the gun, I was really scared. experience recently. I (1) (drive) to 3 I’ve just seen Sarah. She’s in tears. work as usual but I wasn’t feeling great. I 4 You look nervous. (2) (oversleep) and unfortunately I 5 What’s the matter? You’re trembling. (3) (not have) time for breakfast. Suddenly a car (4) (pull) out in a I’ve been shaking for ages. I think I’m ill. front of me. I (5) (be) really angry b She was crying yesterday, too. and I hooted my horn at the driver. Later on I c You look much happier. decided to overtake. As I (6) d I was petrified! (overtake), I opened my passenger window and e I’m not looking forward to it either. shouted at the driver. He (7) (look) f I’m anxious about this exam. at me, but didn’t reply. I (8) (get) to work on time and settled down in my office. I began 5 to feel a bit better. I (9) (work) for about thirty minutes, when there was a knock at the 4 wordbooster taking exams, phrasal verbs door and a man came in. I couldn’t believe it. It was Complete the sentences with the verbs from the box in the man who I (10) (shout) at on the correct tense. my way to work. He smiled and said, ‘Hi. I’m your cheat come up make get through take fail new boss.’ turn up go on bluff prepare pass 10 He didn’t want to take the exam but he turned up anyway.2 grammar modifying and intensifying 1 I’m not surprised he , he didn’t adverbs do any work.Underline the correct word. 2 Have you ever in an exam? You’re being very / absolutely ridiculous. 3 I think I a mess of my paper. I answered the wrong question. 1 I think Jamie is an extremely / absolutely nice man. 4 I didn’t understand the question but I think I 2 I was very / absolutely furious with him. managed to my way through. 3 That was a very / really delightful evening. 5 The oral exam place in a 4 I feel a bit / really better now. different centre. I couldn’t find it! 5 He’s quite / slightly older than me. 6 Which subjects do you think will 6 It was an incredibly / a really terrifying film. in the test? 7 You are being completely / very ridiculous. 7 I tried to phone her but I couldn’t . 8 I’m a bit / very happier than I was. 8 As time , she grew in confidence. 9 After that walk, I’m absolutely / very exhausted. 9 Make sure you are fully for the 10 It’s very / absolutely hot today. exam. 10 I my driving test because of your 5 help. 514 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
  15. 15. 5 vocabulary adding emphasis EXAM FOCUSComplete the sentences with so or such. Word formation It was such a good book I couldn’t stop reading it. For questions 1–10, use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space. 1 He was handsome I couldn’t stop looking There is an example at the beginning (0). at him. 0 This exercise is really impossible! 2 She has many clothes she never wears the REAL same thing twice. 1 I did very in my coursework 3 They are lovely people, aren’t they? project. BAD 4 It was terrible weather we stayed indoors 2 He fell 20 metres, and to my got all day. up again and walked off! AMAZE 5 I was nervous I couldn’t eat. 3 Our phone has been because we didn’t pay the bill in time. CONNECT 5 4 Our garden is large so it should be fine for a barbecue. FAIR 5 I failed my driving test so I’m it6 natural English next week. TAKEComplete the dialogues with one suitable word. 6 You look very , is anything A How did you do in the exam? wrong? ANXIETY B I got 70%. 7 I felt very because the street was so dark and empty. EASY 1 A Do you fancy coming swimming on Saturday? 8 He kept running and he ran out B The thing , I’m scared of of breath. INEVITABLE water. 9 This is ridiculous – we’ve been waiting for our food for over an hour! TOTAL 2 A What happened in Sally’s driving test? 10 I was so that I couldn’t do the B She passed, as you expect. parachute jump. PETRIFY 3 A The exam had started, but everybody’s surprise, Jack suddenly appeared. 10 B Really? I wonder if he passed. 4 A What did you think of the film? B It wasn’t good, when you consider the reviews. 5 A Did you get good in the test? B Yeah. I did really well. 6 A Have you spoken to George lately? B Well, I rang him a week ago, but for some , he hasn’t rung back. 7 A I was by the teacher today. B Really? Were you talking in class again? 8 A Are you still using that old bicycle? B No. I got of it ages ago. 9 A Why didn’t you meet us last night? B The problem I got lost. 10 A That sounds really interesting. B Yeah. Anyway, I was really hot by then, I decided to go into a cafe. 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 15
  16. 16. unit six grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes1 grammar present simple, past simple 3 vocabulary feelings and emotions, and present perfect passive collocation, expressing opinions andComplete the sentences with the correct form of the interestverb. Complete the sentences with the correct word. The food was made (make) by a top chef. Many buildings were completely 1 Tim (not / give) his raise at work destroyed by the fire. yet. 1 He’s to bits about his new 2 Two men (arrest) at five o’clock promotion. this morning. 2 I’m very against animal testing. 3 I think the picture (paint) by 3 The information is that the Picasso. storm is geting worse. 4 The goods (transport) to China 4 I can see both of the argument. last Friday. 5 The fire is now control. 5 Several people (already / 6 I’m not really bothered about politics to be reported) hurt in a train crash outside York. . 6 She (never / award) an Oscar. 7 I feel down by George. He 7 A new vaccine (just / discovered). shouldn’t have lied to me. 8 It (think) he escaped safely. 8 She’s over the about her 9 The man (believe) to be daughter’s exam results. dangerous. 9 I’m not at all in of what they are 10 The jewellery (steal) from the doing. prince’s home at the weekend. 10 Many people were injured 10 during the fighting. 52 grammar indirect questionsOrder the words to make indirect questions. 4 wordbooster dangers and disasters bus / know / Do / leaves / the / what / you / time Choose the correct word to complete the sentences. Do you know what time the bus leaves ? A bomb has outside the embassy. 1 airport / me / how / to / to / you / the / get / a exploded b erupted c escaped Could / tell 1 He me with a knife but I ran away. ? a threatened b accused c damaged 2 going / election / the / I’d / to / like / know / if / 2 He two days in the desert with no water. vote / you’re / in / to a damaged b escaped c survived . 3 His is very serious but the doctors are doing 3 you / lift / was / whether / wanted / a / to / what they can. wondering / the / I / station. a hurt b injury c damage . 4 There was a huge of children from London 4 what / you’re / to / going / any / idea / you / do / during the war. next / Have a movement b evacuation c journey ? 5 They the millionaire’s son and asked for 5 know / I’d / about / be / to / think / what / you / £500,000. education / interested a stole b kidnapped c damaged . 5 516 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
  17. 17. 5 wordbooster knowing your prepositions EXAM FOCUSComplete the sentences with the correct preposition. Key word transformations The man was accused of robbing three banks. For each question, complete the second sentence so that 1 The man was arrested punching a it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the policeman. word given. Do not change the word given. You must 2 He escaped last night and is still the run. use between two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning (0). 3 Tonight, soldiers are stopping people random. 0 They have sent a reporter to the area. been 4 The city is in need food and clothing. A reporter has been sent to the area. 5 They are trying to protect the town flooding. 1 They said he stole the money. accused 5 They the money. 2 They transported food and medical supplies last6 natural English week.Match the sentences with the responses. transported Food and medical supplies last c What’s your house worth at the moment? week. 1 What did you think of the hotel? 3 The painting is extremely valuable now. fortune 2 A cushion would be absolutely essential on a long journey. The painting is now. 3 Sorry to bother you, but could I just ask you 4 How do you feel about releasing him from prison? something? how 4 Where’s the escaped criminal now? I’d like to know about releasing him from prison. 5 You get a lot of people dropping litter in the park. 5 People believe the football superstar is in the 6 What would you take to a desert island? Caribbean. is 7 Our house has gone up a lot in value since we bought it. The football superstar in the Caribbean. 8 It’s thought that the fighting has stopped. 6 The bomb exploded outside the bank. 9 What’s London like in the summer? an 10 How did the accident happen? There was outside the bank. 7 What do you think about public transport? a It makes the place look terrible. you b I heard it’s still going on in places. Could you tell about public c I’m not sure. We need to have it valued. transport? d He’s believed to have left the country. 8 I don’t mind if you print that story. e Well, apparently, the driver of the lorry fell asleep. matter f You get a lot of tourists. It you print that story. g Go ahead. 9 Music is really important to me. h I couldn’t survive without my radio. without i It’s good value for money. I couldn’t music. j Really? Ours has gone down. 10 They warned us last week about the weather. k I agree. It would be very uncomfortable without. given We last week about the weather. 10 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 17
  18. 18. units five and six EXAM FOCUS skills test 45 minutes 1 Reading You are going to read a magazine article in which people talk about their driving test. For questions 1–8 choose from the people (A–E). The people and their dates may be chosen more than once. When more than one answer is required, these may be given in any order. There is an example at the beginning (0). Which person Which person 0 B 6 … didn’t like the examiner? 5 … was surprised by the result? 1 7 1 … didn’t take their test? 6 … started the test late? 2 3 8 2 … has got another test soon? 7 … nearly had an accident? 4 9 10 3 … had to wait for a long time? 8 … was worried? 5 4 … had taken the test before? A Max D Josie On the whole, I enjoyed the experience. My examiner I’ve never been so anxious! I arrived at the test centre was friendly and quickly made me feel at ease. I pulled exactly on time only to find that my examiner hadn’t out of the test centre with no problems, I wasn’t arrived! After ten minutes we were on the road, but instructed to go anywhere that I hadn’t already been, I didn’t feel any better! I remember making a few I felt fine about the manoeuvres and to be honest mistakes, but obviously they weren’t that bad because I can’t recall making any significant mistakes. Mind when I got back to the centre, I was told I’d passed. you, I still failed! I couldn’t believe it when she told me! I’m glad I don’t have to go through that again! B Tina E Ben I arrived an hour before my test which meant of course I arrived exactly on time so there was no waiting around that I was sitting around all that time getting nervous. and getting nervous. I felt fairly confident because I’d The test centre is a really depressing place so it wasn’t had a lot of lessons and could do all the manoeuvres. much fun and to be honest, my examiner wasn’t much Then it came to the bit where the examiner wanted to better. As soon as he walked through the door I took an test my eyesight and he asked me to read the number instant dislike to him. He seemed so miserable. I failed plate of the car in front. Of course, I couldn’t see a of course. thing! I’d forgotten my glasses. I had to rebook for a week’s time! C Mark I was absolutely determined to pass after four previous attempts. I’d been practising all week in my dad’s car and I was really confident. Everything went well until I tried to park. I managed to back up on to the pavement and narrowly missed a lamp post. Still, I’m going to have another go in a few weeks’ time so fingers crossed! 1018 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
  19. 19. 2 Writing Your English teacher has asked you to write a story. Your story must begin with this sentence: As I drove out of the car park, it started to rain. Write 120–180 words. 10 3 Listening tapescript 5.4 You will hear two people talking about experiences they’ve had on TV. Choose the best answer. Lucy’s Story David’s Story 1 Why did Lucy do the challenge? 7 Why did David do the challenge? A The programme wrote to her. A The presenter of the show asked him to do it. B Her boyfriend organized it. B He offered to do it. C She wanted a physical challenge. C His wife made him do it. 2 When the TV crew came to her house, Lucy 8 What did David have to do? A was annoyed. A touch a spider B thought it was funny. B be near a spider C was surprised. C carry a spider across a room 3 How did Lucy feel about doing the bungee jump? 9 How did David feel about doing the challenge? A She was very keen. A a little bit scared B She was anxious because she’d done one before. B terrified C She wasn’t bothered about it. C uneasy 4 Why didn’t she tell the crew she’d done a jump before? 10 How did he feel afterwards? A She wanted to surprise them. A pleased with himself B She was too nervous. B upset with his wife C She didn’t want to disappoint everyone. C angry with the programme makers 5 Why didn’t she do the jump? A The crew weren’t ready for her. B A member of the crew guessed she didn’t want to. C There was a problem with the helicopter. 6 How did Lucy feel when she landed? A relieved and embarrassed B relieved C annoyed 10 Now do: speaking test 10 dictation test 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 19
  20. 20. units one to six EXAM FOCUS mid-course test 45 minutes 1 Open cloze Read the text and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space. There is an example at the beginning (0). LEARNING A LANGUAGE Do you sometimes think you ought (0) to learn a language? Is your French a (1) rusty? Would you like to have a (2) at speaking Spanish? It’s never (3) late to learn a language, or to improve what you already know. These days there are many different options on offer.You can (4) an evening class.You can study at home. It (5) even believed that you can learn a language in your sleep by listening to cassettes. Personally, I’m not (6) whether this is really possible. In my opinion, the best way to learn a language is to live abroad for a while.When you’re listening to a language all the time, it is much easier to (7) it up. At first you may feel (8) nervous that even going to the local shop will be a nightmare, but as time goes (9) , you’ll become more confident and within months you’ll (10) speaking happily with everybody you meet. 10 2 Error correction For questions 1–10, read the article below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there. If a line is correct, put a tick ✓ by the number on the line. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00). A LANGUAGE COURSE IN ITALY 0 ✓ Last year, I lost my job but I decided not to let it worry me! I had some money 00 for so I decided to do some of the things I’d always dreamed of for doing. 1 Anyway, so I’d always wanted to learn Italian and that’s what I decided to do! 2 I booked a place at a language school in Pisa and went off to Italy for three 3 whole months. At first things didn’t go too well. When I got to the school, to 4 my surprise, they’d never heard of me! Even though I’d paid my fees, long 5 before then my arrival, they had no idea who I was. As you might expect 6 to, I was pretty fed up! I was also quite worried. However, it wasn’t a 7 problem, because eventually my papers turned on up and they realised who 8 I was with. Apparently they’d been having problems with their computers. 9 After that, I was been given an entrance test, but I made a mess of it and they 10 put me in the beginners’ class. Actually, I could get by in Italian quite well. I 11 explained the situation although and they allowed me to change class. In the 12 end I had a really good time at the language school. I met some great people 13 and did a lot of travelling. In fact, I had such a great time I may well to 14 do it again! Do you want fancy coming with me next time? I reckon we’d get 15 on with it each other really well and we’d really enjoy ourselves! 1520 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
  21. 21. 3 Key word transformations 5 Multiple-choice cloze For each question, complete the second sentence so Read the text below and choose the correct word for that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using each space. There is an example at the beginning (0). the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning (0). A DRIVING HOLIDAY 0 Young people should do sport at school. Last year, we went on a driving holiday through to Arizona in the USA. I was fed up with going to the Young people ought to do sport at school. usual places and seeing the usual (0) C attractions. At first my husband wasn’t (1) sure about the idea 1 I regret not listening more at school. because he was worried the children might be bored. had However, I managed to persuade him and he ended up I wish more at school. really looking forward (2) going. 2 I was wrong to give up French. We booked the flight and the hire car and two nights have in a hotel.The hotel wasn’t very nice, but we didn’t I French. (3) discouraged.We knew we’d soon be on the 3 A fire has destroyed the science block. road.The driving was hard work at first, but we soon has got (4) to it.The children did get bored sometimes, The science block by fire. and now I (5) we’d taken more things to entertain 4 I’m against testing young children at school. them. However, they amused each (6) pretty well, favour all things considered. I’m not testing young children at (7) the trip was tiring, we all really enjoyed school. (8) . Of course we came across some difficulties 5 Did you enjoy your schooldays? including the time when the police stopped us.They wondering were stopping cars (9) random and ours was one I was your schooldays. of them.They seem convinced my husband was somebody else but after an hour, they let us drive on. 10 All in all, we had a great time and I’d say a driving holiday is (10) worth it. 4 Word formation 0 A leisure B holiday C tourist D historic For questions 1–5 below, use the word given in capitals at the end of each sentence to form a word that fits in 1 A definitely B enough C fairly D too the space. There is an example at the beginning (0). 2 A for B to C on D at 0 We definitely won’t win the match. 3 A get B have C be D turn DEFINITE 4 A used B prepared C better D familiar 1 The of the rainforests is a serious 5 A regret B hope C wish D expect problem. DESTROY 6 A one B other C another D person 2 It’s very that I’ll get the job – I don’t have the right experience. LIKE 7 A When B Because C Whether D Although 3 I was at maths when I was at 8 A ourselves B us C yourselves D everyone school. I’m much better now. HOPE 9 A on B at C in D for 4 The fire was caused by an 10 A much B very C well D more electrical fault, not a cigarette. APPARENT 5 I couldn’t without my mobile 10 phone. SURVIVAL 5 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 21
  22. 22. unit seven grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes1 grammar present perfect and past simple 3 vocabulary voluntary work, success andUnderline the correct expression in each sentence. failure I went / have been to Paris several times. Complete the sentences with a word from the box. 1 Did you ever see / Have you ever seen a crocodile? achieve prize fund-raising voluntary 2 Haven’t you done / Haven’t you been doing that disabled fiasco succeed handle exercise yet? charity volunteer conservation 3 I’ve been sending / sent that letter last week. He did a degree in environmental science and 4 I never go / ’ve never been to Scotland in my life. now wants to work in conservation . 5 I ’ve been / was an English student since 1999. 1 You won’t get paid; it’s a 6 I’ve lived here for long time / since I was a child. organisation. 7 I’m not thirsty. I just had / ’ve just had a drink. 2 She gives up her free time to in 8 Max has recently / ever moved house. the children’s hospital. 9 Have you seen / Have you been seeing this film 3 Our manager is so disorganized – the project is a before? ! 10 I’ve been waiting here for ages / since a long time. 4 I need to a target of £20,000 in three months! 10 5 If you , will you get a pay rise? 6 I want to work for a like the Red2 grammar do, will, or would Cross.Complete the sentences with do, will or would. 7 Local transport is free for the . 8 What’s the if I win? A If you go to Australia this Spring, will you visit your aunt? 9 You need to be able to difficult situations in this job. B I expect so. It’s a long way to go and not see her. 10 She organizes events such as sponsored runs and lotteries. 1 A This is your room. Have you got any questions about college rules? 5 B we have to wash our own sheets? 2 A We start work at 9.30 here. 4 wordbooster conservation B I be expected to wear a uniform? Match the words with the clues. c feed 3 A If I took the car, you share the driving? 1 endangered B Yes, of course. 2 reproduction 4 A Please come to the party. 3 captivity B I’m really not sure. you pick me 4 site up? 5 buried 5 A Is this your first day? a hidden in the ground B Yes. I have to see the boss? b place c give food to 5 d breeding e animals that soon may no longer exist f cages or enclosures for animals 522 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004

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