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    • naturalEnglishtest booklet upper-intermediate Jenny Quintana 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
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 5 wordbooster uncountable and plural EXAM FOCUS nouns Multiple-choice clozeTick ✓ or correct the sentences. Read the text below and choose the correct word for 1 The facilities is excellent in this hotel. each space. There is an example at the beginning (0). 2 Do you have enough knowledge for this project? 3 I don’t have the right experiences for the job. VOLUNTARY WORK 4 These equipment aren’t up to date. (0) B you want a change? Have you (1) 5 Our accommodation was luxurious! thought about how you can help other people? Does the 6 The company trainings were very thorough. idea of travelling appeal (2) you? Would you be 7 My monthly expense has gone up. (3) to work for nothing? If you were in a stressful 8 Would you like to do a research on this for me? situation, (4) you keep calm? If you can answer 9 I need to give you some advice. ‘yes’ to all these questions, perhaps you should think 10 Today’s news is really depressing. about doing voluntary work. 5 Mary Richards used to work as an administrator, but she had always been interested in conservation so6 natural English she decided to go to Africa to work with endangeredComplete the dialogues with one suitable word. (5) . At first, Mary missed her home and wondered A Hello. It’s Mavis Carter, isn’t it? what on (6) she was doing there. She now B That’s right. describes the experience as the best of her life. If you wanted to (7) a success of this kind of work you 1 A What on are you doing? would have to be a calm, patient person who is able to B I’m digging up this plant. (8) with a lot of pressure. Alternatively if you don’t 2 A Would you be willing to work for nothing? like the idea of travelling, you could consider doing B Yes. I wouldn’t doing that. voluntary work at home.You could help (9) money, 3 A Would you be prepared to travel abroad? you could work in a charity shop, or you could simply B I’d be a reluctant to do that. (10) some money.Whatever you did would be 4 A Why would you like to do voluntary work? welcomed. B What to me is the idea of helping people. 0 A Will B Do C Have D Would 1 A ever B never C just D yet 5 A Please come in. have a seat. 2 A for B with C to D at B Thank you. 3 A like B willing C keen D interested 6 A Did you have any problems here? 4 A must B ought to C will D would B No. There was no traffic at all. 5 A types B kinds C varieties D species 6 A earth B world C why D how 7 A There are several why I’d like the job. 7 A do B make C have D get B Would you like to tell us one of them? 8 A cope B manage C handle D solve 9 A win B increase C raise D pay 8 A Why should we give you this job? 10 A pay B spend C donate D earn B First of , I’m very organized. 9 A It was very nice meeting you. I’ll be in 10 next week. B Thank you. 10 A When will you be able to decide? B I’ll you know by Friday. 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 23
    • unit eight grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes1 grammar verb patterns 3 wordbooster neighboursRewrite the sentences. Keep the meaning the same. Add the missing word to each sentence. I’ll lend you some money. A is always at the top of a building. penthouse He promised to lend me some money . 1 I get on really well with my next neighbour. 1 I didn’t take the money. 2 The house the road is up for sale. He denied . 3 We live in a flat, so it’s quite dark. 2 You stole my bag! 4 My boss’ office is across the from me. She accused . 5 I live next door one to you! 3 I won’t tell your parents. 5 He agreed . 4 He says he’s a detective. He claims . 4 natural English 5 Don’t go to the police! Order the words to make sentences. They warned me . litter / over / There’s / park / the / all There’s litter all over the park . 10 1 files / over / the / are / My / place / all .2 grammar linking ideas 2 worse / is / The / getting / traffic / worse / andComplete the sentences with one word. ! Although I studied hard, I failed the exam. 3 when / came / Things / to / Mike / else / met / a / 1 I left early, I was enjoying head / somebody myself. . 2 The exam was difficult. , I did 4 were / over / from / There / all / people / world / my best. the 3 being tired, we won the match. . 4 We enjoyed ourselves the fact 5 was / sorry, / house / wasn’t / I / it / aware / I’m / that it rained all day. somebody’s 5 It wasn’t an expensive hotel. , it ! was comfortable enough. 6 went / real / we / by, / found / As / time / nature 6 I enjoyed the film. Bob, , found / out / his it boring. . 7 I arrived late leaving at six in 7 more / The / and / becoming / are / more / roads the morning. / busy. 8 I had a good time, I don’t want . to go out with him again. 8 sorry, / I’m / purpose / it / didn’t / do / I / on 9 I like Janet. She, , doesn’t like . me! 9 it / teacher / or / Put / tell / the / back / I’ll 10 the result, we enjoyed the game. ! 5 10 your / otherwise / won’t / Finish / I / out / let / homework, / go / you ! 1024 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
    • 5 vocabulary ways of walking, expressing 6 wordbooster word building anger Complete the sentences with a word from the box in theChoose the correct word to answer the questions. correct form. What do you do if you’ve hurt your foot? complain deteriorate behave a stagger b limp c run proof remind threaten 1 How do you walk out of a room where somebody is sleeping? The food was cold, so I complained to the manager. a tiptoe b crawl c jump 1 His condition hasn’t , which is good 2 What’s another word for shout abuse? news. a get angry b have a row c swear 2 Your in class is unacceptable. 3 What’s another word for a nice, relaxed walk? 3 He won’t be arrested because the police can’t anything! a jog b march c stroll 4 I Jo about the meal, but he forgot 4 What can you lose if you’re angry? anyway. a your mind b your temper c your nerve 5 Several were made against the 5 Which word means quarrel? witness and she now has police protection. a abuse b row c shout 5 5 EXAM FOCUS 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 NEW FLATMATE 0 ✓ I moved into a new flat last month, but I’m already beginning to wonder if 00 but I’ve made a mistake! Although the house was untidy when I moved in, but I 1 didn’t think it was a big problem. However, as time goes by the place is 2 getting more worse and worse! Last week, I nearly lost my temper. When 3 I walked into the kitchen, there was rubbish all over the floor. My flatmate, 4 George, had knocked the bin over and hadn’t bothered to clear it up! I told 5 him either to tidy it up, otherwise I’d leave! I also threatened to tell the 6 landlady, but George didn’t care! Despite of the fact he needs my rent, he 7 isn’t willing for to compromise. He won’t do any cleaning! I’ve been 8 trying to think of a way of getting my own back, but I don’t want to have 9 a big row. So far I’ve managed not to keep calm, but if I find one more 10 dirty plate in the living room I’m not sure what I’ll do! 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 25
    • units seven and eight EXAM FOCUS skills test 45 minutes 1 Reading You are going to read a magazine article about talking on the phone. Choose from the list A–G the summary which best matches each paragraph. There is one extra heading that you do not need to use. There is an example at the beginning (0) . Part A A You can use more than your voice to show enthusiasm. B Improve your performance through practice. C Visiting the company is always a good idea. D Be in control of your own voice. E It’s a good idea to know what you want to achieve. F First impressions are really important. G Treat the call like a face-to-face interview. BE A SMOOTH OPERATOR 0 F 3 If you’ve applied for a job, you may have to talk to your Concentrate on your delivery and think about what you potential employer on the phone at some stage in the want to say before you start speaking. A common mistake process.Whether it’s for an introductory interview, to is for people to talk too fast.This gives the impression of gather additional information, or follow up a speculative someone who is anxious or lacks knowledge. Make your letter, how you sound on the phone can make a big points one by one and then stop talking. Knowing when to difference to your future employment prospects. stop is important too. 1 4 Although you’ve been using it all your life, you probably Focus on the exact purpose of the call. Is it a first round haven’t been interviewed on the phone before. Don’t dismiss interview, an information gathering exercise, or a the conversation as insignificant just because you aren’t speculative letter you’ve sent? Have everything you need going anywhere! Be professional in your approach and to refer to in front of you, including your CV, so that you make sure you’re prepared. One way you can do this is to can answer their questions accurately.Write a list of your find a friend. Record yourself having phone conversations own questions and make sure you have answers to each then play them back and consider how you can do better. one by the end of the call. 2 5 The problem with a phone interview is that you can’t use Imagine you are going to see your future employer rather body language to show your understanding and interest. than just talking to them on the phone.Try to set an exact However there are other ways you can get this across. In time for the discussion so that you can avoid nervous fact smiling, using your eyebrows or gesturing to waiting. If it’s early morning, get up, have a coffee, and a emphasise a point can affect the way you sound.The more shower. Don’t do the interview lounging on the sofa; sit at active your facial features, the more lively and interested a desk or table instead and DON’T do the interview in you will sound. your pyjamas! Wear something smart. 526 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
    • Part B 2 Writing Read the text again. For each question, mark the You recently went on holiday with ‘Sunshine Holidays’. You letter next to the correct answer – A, B, C, or D. were not happy with the accommodation. Using the information 6 What does the writer suggest about talking on in their advert and the notes you made when you got back, the phone to a future employer? write a suitable letter of complaint to the holiday company. A It isn’t as important as a meeting. B It’s more important than a meeting. SUNSHINE HOLIDAY S The flat C It’s equally important as meeting. was dirty You can rent a beautiful apartment D It should be avoided if possible. in a superb block of flats that is only 7 Who is most likely to read this text? a thirty minutes from the Mediterranean Sea. minute walk!! A company directors Choose to lie on the golden sands, not yet built! B students applying for a course or relax by the swimming pool. C people looking for work There is also an excellent gym. closed for in the village – summer D people who work on the phone There are plenty of excellent restaurants 1okm 8 What doesn’t the writer advise? away nearby as well as shopping facilities. A visiting the company Write 120–180 words. B pausing before you speak C wearing something appropriate 10 D controlling the speed of your voice 9 What does the writer say about body language? 3 Listening A it isn’t important tapescripts 8.3 and 8.4 B it can make a difference C it’s best to avoid it You will hear three people talking about conversations D it can be a problem they’ve had. Look at statements 1–10. Decide if you think each statement is correct or incorrect. 10 What would be another good title for the text? Write A in the box for CORRECT. A It’s getting harder to get a job. B in the box for INCORRECT. B The cost of calls is going up. Interview 1 C How to get a job over the phone. 1 The interviewer is in a restaurant. D Take speaking lessons and find a job. 2 The interviewer agrees that paper isn’t as bad as plastic. 5 3 The woman says she dropped the wrapper by accident. Interview 2 4 The children are throwing flowers at each other. 5 The park keeper has seen the children picking the flowers 6 The woman eventually agrees with the interviewer. Interview 3 7 The man’s car is obstructing a shop door. 8 The man has just come out of the dry-cleaner’s. 9 The interviewer suggests there are other places to park. 10 The man is a policeman. 10 Now do: speaking test 10 dictation test 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 27
    • unit nine grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes1 grammar making comparisons 3 grammar linking wordsOrder the words to make sentences. Complete the sentences with a suitable linking word(s). as / expensive / His / mine / as / car / twice / is I took a sweater so that I wouldn’t be His car is twice as expensive as mine . cold. 1 exam / are / as / My / yours / as / nearly/ results / 1 I left work late I could finish the good project. . 2 I had to hurry not to be late for the interview. 2 nearly / DVDs / as / Videos / expensive / as / aren’t 3 it was getting late, I decided to leave the party. . 4 Take my mobile you need to 3 legs / to / work / they / My / as / well / don’t / ring somebody. used / as 5 Phone me when you get there, . I’ll worry. 4 Mario’s / as / My / as / English / is / good 6 I explained it in a letter to be . clear. 5 I / clever / You’re / not / as / am / as 7 Keep to the main roads you . won’t get lost. 6 fast / mine / Your / just / computer / is / as / as 8 Make sure you take notes this . will help you to remember. 7 is / as / to / mine / Your / easy / just / phone / 9 Take an extra copy you lose this use / as one. . 10 Speak clearly people won’t understand. 8 tall / your / You / as / quite / as / sister / aren’t . 5 9 typing / as / twice / it / My / is / as / to / used / fast / be . 4 vocabulary advertising Match the definitions with the words in the box. 10 neighbour’s / isn’t / garden / as / as / Our / nearly / big / our logo advertising slogan . invent brand publicity 10 short films, posters, etc. to tell people about a product advertising2 vocabulary books and publishing 1 type of product made by a particular companyComplete the sentences with the correct word. The title is natural English. 2 produce something that didn’t exist before 1 It is by Oxford University Press. 2 It out in 2003. 3 memorable phrase to attract attention 3 It isn’t hardback, it’s . 4 There’s a picture of Agrippine on the front 4 attention given to a subject by the media . 5 There’s a page at the front. 5 design that represents a company / product 5 528 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
    • 5 wordbooster literal and figurative EXAM FOCUS meaning, affixes Open clozeComplete the sentences with the correct word. Thefirst letter is given each time. Read the text and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space. There is an He felt a w ave of panic as the man example at the beginning (0). approached him. 1 The company has a steady s of ADVERTISING business. Do you always choose the same brands and reject 2 I can go swimming with this watch on because items that aren’t nearly (0) as expensive? it’s w . Have you ever felt better by using a particular brand, 3 You only need to put this meal in the oven for a few minutes because it’s p . but not really known why? You may think that a certain 4 I always buy f yoghurt as I’m on brand name is (1) best you can get, but is a diet. this really true? It may be that other products are 5 I’m finding this project very difficult. I feel out of (2) as good.This is the power of my d . advertising. 5 (3) we do, and (4) we go, advertising surrounds us.Whether we turn on the television, catch a train, or simply walk down the street,6 natural English we see some form of publicity. Most people buy thingsMatch the sentences with the responses. so (5) they will feel healthier, more e I’m starving! attractive, or more confident. People who make adverts 1 I’m about to design a new logo. Have you got know this.Their aim is to (6) us that any advice? buying their product will make us happy and the more 2 Did you see John’s flowery suit yesterday? of their products we buy, (7) happier we 3 My grandmother looks tired all the time. become. 4 My main worry is that we’ll lose all our Adverts don’t (8) very long.Their money. makers may only have a minute to attract our attention. 5 The harder you work, the more you earn. For this reason, adverts must be original and clever. 6 What did you think of Malcolm’s They must have memorable (9) that stay presentation? in our heads. At the same time, they must offer us 7 That was the best meal I’ve ever had! characters and situations we can identify with in order 8 How did you feel when your team won? (10) make us feel that we too can have 9 Call me whenever you feel like it! such a lifestyle. 10 What shall we do now? a Yes! I couldn’t believe my eyes! 10 b It only took me five minutes to make. c I nearly fainted! I didn’t believe they’d do it. d You’re right. We should be careful. e Eat whatever you like! The company’s paying! f Thanks. It’s good to know I’ve got a friend. g You’re the guest! We can do whatever you want! h It’s the best talk I’ve ever been to! i Maybe you should avoid anything too complicated. j Well, the older you get, the less energy you have. k So why don’t I have any money? 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 29
    • unit ten grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes1 grammar definite or zero article 3 grammar definite or indefinite articleTick ✓ or correct the sentences. Complete the sentences. Write a / an or the. Divorce is becoming more frequent. ✓ They’ve bought a new car. It’s only new boy I don’t like, the rest of the class 1 I’ve got great teacher. are fine. the 2 The couple were late. man apologised. 1 The knowledge is a fantastic thing. 3 Dinner is in oven. 2 Mobile phones are very common these days. 4 I can’t find video I bought the other day. 3 The camel is a very interesting creature. 5 Did you buy book about dinosaurs we saw? 4 I’ve heard he gives a lot of money to poor. 6 Can you take dog for a walk? 5 I don’t like food in that restaurant. 7 Armstrong was the first man on moon. 6 Life is so short – just enjoy yourself! 8 I’m sure there was child in here just now. 7 The young people I know are well-behaved. 9 There’s strange woman in the kitchen! 8 The families don’t eat together anymore. 10 Have you ever seen ghost? 9 Rich people aren’t necessarily happier. 5 10 All you need for a good marriage is the love. 5 4 vocabulary memory, making judgements Match the words and phrases with their meanings.2 grammar relative clauses j a vague memoryComplete the sentences with who, that, which, or whose.Sometimes two are possible. If you can omit the 1 inevitablepronoun, do not write anything. 2 absent-minded I spoke to the man who / that works in a bank. 3 cruel There’s the boy – I met last week. 4 learn by heart 1 The bridge, was built in the 18th 5 on the tip of your tongue century, collapsed on Friday. 6 ridiculous 2 She’s the girl I told you about. 7 nuisance 3 My sister, never argues, lost her 8 rings a bell temper yesterday. 9 a shame 4 I bought a computer turned out to 10 illegal be faulty. 5 She’s the girl brother I went out with. a causes pain and suffering 6 I bought a car kept breaking down. b stupid or absurd 7 That’s the dress I wanted to buy. c forgetful 8 The actor, name I can’t remember, d can almost remember received an award. e something annoying 9 I read the book you told me about. f against the law 10 The dog, followed me home, now g a pity lives with us. h bound to happen 5 i is very familiar j remember a bit k memorize 1030 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
    • 5 wordbooster animals, word building EXAM FOCUSChoose the correct word to answer the question. Word formation Which creature can poison you with its sting? For questions 1–10, use the word given in capitals at the a snake b crocodile c scorpion end of each line to form a word that fits in the space. 1 Which animal has stripes? There is an example at the beginning (0). a panda b zebra c leopard 0 Who is the youngest sister? I can’t tell the 2 Which words isn’t a noun? difference . DIFFERENT a captivity b attraction c destructive 1 Don’t be afraid – most snakes aren’t . HARM 3 Which creature has a beak? 2 Are pandas in danger of ? a owl b elephant c bear EXTINCT 4 Which word refers to a group of animals? 3 Her made me cry. SENSITIVE a herd b breed c fur 4 Your bedroom is ! I can’t open the 5 Which word isn’t an adjective? door there is so much mess! DISGRACE a harm b protective c stressful 5 He shouldn’t have hit you! Such behaviour is 5 . JUSTIFY 6 I’m totally against to animals. CRUEL6 natural English 7 His arguments are very – it’s veryComplete the sentences with the one suitable word. difficult to disagree with him. PERSUADE She buys a lot of vases, pictures, and stuff / things like that. 8 Most people in this country have never experienced real . HUNGRY 1 I’ll have to about that. Let’s talk 9 I found the scenes where they killed the animals again tomorrow. very . UPSET 2 I can’t tell one twin the other. 10 I think using animals for medical experiments is 3 We talked about plastic surgery and issues . MORAL that. 4 That’s an interesting question, um … 10 me think. 5 Can you tell the difference one brand of coffee and another? 6 The hotel was dirty. addition, the food was horrible. 7 What I’m trying to say , I don’t agree with dog shows. 8 What I meant I don’t believe in killing animals for their fur. 9 I like jazz, rock, and that of thing. 10 Can you what someone’s thinking just by looking at them? 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 31
    • units nine and ten EXAM FOCUS skills test 45 minutes 1 Reading Part A You are going to read a text about the snow leopard. Seven sentences have been removed from the extract. 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 Another essential tool is the camouflage they get from their colouring making them nearly invisible in rocky places. B If they are disturbed, they tend to only come out at night. C Amongst these are the fascinating snow leopards that live in the mountains of Central Asia. D Selling live cats, fur, or body parts is also illegal. E As a result, the snow leopards kill more domestic animals and their owners kill the leopards in revenge. F They also have a long thick furry tail which helps them to balance on the steep slopes of their natural habitat. G They can also be quite destructive creatures. H However many die at a much younger age. SNOW LEOPARDS Some of the world’s most beautiful and graceful creatures are also the most endangered. (0) C Research has shown that there are an estimated 3,500–7,000 snow leopards left in the wild and only 600–700 in captivity. In fact, snow leopards were categorised as an endangered species by the World Conservation Union in 1972. Snow Leopards have beautiful white to grey fur with dark-grey to black spots.They have long body hair and large paws to help them walk on snow. (1) Snow leopards are usually most active at dawn and at dusk. However, they may appear more during the day in areas where there are very few people. (2) Snow leopards have plenty of survival skills including an incredible ability to leap when they are hunting prey. (3) Despite this, the threats they face in the wild are tragically bringing the species closer to extinction.The leopards live naturally for 10–12 years. (4) There are many reasons for this and most of them are due to human behaviour. Hunters kill the leopards in order to steal their fur and to sell their body parts for use in medicine. Another problem for the leopards is the difficulty of finding food. Humans are killing more and more of the mountain goats and animals that they normally eat. (5) Another reason for their endangered status is loss of habitat. As humans push further and further into their area, there is less and less room for the leopards to live freely. As a result conservationists are making great efforts to reverse the situation. All snow leopard countries have laws against the hunting of the species. (6) In some cases there are also laws against the hunting of their prey such as sheep and Ibex goats. However, enforcement is difficult because of lack of money and the difficulties of catching poachers in such a remote habitat. 632 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
    • Part B Read the text again. Are sentences 7–10 ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’? If there is not enough information to answer ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’ choose ‘Doesn’t Say’. 7 Snow leopards can survive better in captivity. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 8 Snow leopards have a pattern on their fur. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 9 Snow leopards don’t usually live in high places. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 10 Snow leopards are at risk from other animals. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 4 2 Writing Your English teacher has asked you to write a story. Your story must have this title: The Woman Who Changed Her Face Write 120–180 words. 10 3 Listening tapescript 10.3 You will hear people discussing important issues. 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. Interview 1 1 The panel have already discussed the issue of testing cosmetics. 2 The presenter is keen to hear the opinion of the audience. 3 The man in the green shirt works in a laboratory. 4 The laboratory uses different kinds of animals. 5 The man can’t stand the smell from the laboratory. Interview 2 6 The panel didn’t react strongly to the subject of older women having babies. 7 The woman thinks the maximum age should be fifty. 8 She supports the use of medical technology to help older women have babies. 9 She is optimistic about the length of time people live these days. 10 The interviewer asks for her view on teenage pregnancies. 10 Now do: speaking test 10 dictation test 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 33
    • unit eleven grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes1 grammar past conditionals 3 grammar reporting what people sayMake sentences using the words given. Complete the reported statements. If I / have your number I / call you. I’m unhappy at work. If I’d had your number, I would have called you . He explained he was unhappy at work . 1 I / not got an interview if you / not introduce me. 1 I spoke to Joe. . He said . 2 She / might not break it if you / help her carry it. 2 I’m going home. . She said . 3 If I / have the book I / can do some revision. 3 I can finish it tonight. . She told me . 4 I / can pass if I / work harder. 4 I haven’t started the project yet. . She admitted . 5 They / not move if the neighbours / be quieter. 5 I’ll deliver the letter tomorrow. . He promised . 5 52 wordbooster phrases and phrasal verbs 4 natural EnglishChoose the correct word to complete the sentences. Match the beginnings and endings of the sentences. They tried to cover the story. a It’s all a on b up c over 1 That sounds 1 I phoned the wrong number by . 2 I’ve got a a mistake b error c wrong 3 I must apologize 2 With a bit of I’ll be promoted next month. 4 I wouldn’t do that in a chance b hope c luck 5 What would you do if you 3 He rang me the blue. 6 I could a about b out of c from 7 I was so pleased to 4 Her son got mixed with drug dealers. 8 I’d be miserable too a along b around c up 9 I’m completely against 5 I don’t see the of applying for that job. 10 It cost a a cause b point c reason 6 What would you have done in her ? a boots b feet c shoes a my fault! 7 Don’t take any of him! He’s being silly. b a million years! a warning b notice c sign c for my behaviour last night. 8 How do you put with your boss? He’s awful! d million things to do! a up b down c off e having university fees. 9 You shouldn’t have taken the job in the first ! f were in John’s position? a position b place c moment g like a great idea. 10 I think you should be ashamed yourself! h in her shoes. a by b with c of i hear that you’re getting married. j fortune! 10 k eat a horse! 1034 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
    • 5 grammar mixed conditionals 6 vocabulary describing characterComplete the sentences with the verb in the correct Complete the sentences with a word or phrase fromform. the box. There are more words than you need. If I ’d known (know) he was dishonest, naïve kind-hearted courageous I wouldn’t be (not be) married to him now. trustworthy full of remorse easily led 1 If I (not do) so well in my exams, sincere understanding wise I (not be) at university now. 2 If I (not have to) babysit tonight, He’s a very kind-hearted man. He cares about everybody. I (can go) to the concert. 1 Tom’s for stealing that money. 3 If we (leave) earlier, we 2 He’s very . He copies everybody (might not be) in this traffic jam. else. 4 I (be) a doctor now, if I 3 She’s so . She believes anything (listen) to my father. people say to her. 5 I (not be) so angry now if he 4 He’s a man. He’s not afraid of (tell) me the truth at the anything. beginning. 5 Paul’s . You can give the keys to him. 5 5 EXAM FOCUS 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). MEG’S NEWS 0 ✓ Hi! It was lovely to hear from you! Sorry I haven’t written for a while 00 doing but I’ve been doing really busy. It’s all my fault because I’ve 1 taken on an extra project at work. I’ve now got to a million things to do 2 and no time to do them! I was so pleased to hear about that you’re getting 3 married! Congratulations! Did you hear what happened to Meg? Mike left 4 her last week after five years! If that were me, I’d be so definitely 5 upset. They’ve just bought a new house and apparently it cost a 6 fortune! Now she’s paying for it on her own. If that I were in her position, 7 I’d be really angry. I’d get a good lawyer! Mind you, if she’d have listened 8 to us in the first place, she wouldn’t have stayed with Mike for so long! We 9 always knew he wasn’t the right man for her, didn’t we? Meg can be so 10 naïve! Still, everyone makes by mistakes. I know I’ve made enough of them. 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 35
    • unit twelve grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes1 grammar reported questions 3 grammar like, as, such asYou met a man at a party who asked you questions. Choose the correct form in each sentence.Report what he asked. Put your books away, as / such as I told you. What’s your name? 1 You can use my suitcase like / as a chair. He asked me what my name was . 2 I like spicy food such as / as chilli. 1 Do you know Pete? 3 The swimming pool is as / like a bath! It’s lovely and warm. He wanted to know . 4 In cities such as / as Athens, there’s a lot of 2 How long have you been here? pollution. He asked me . 5 I caught the 8 o’clock bus such as / as I always do. 3 What time are you going home? 6 Some people say the body is like / as a machine. He wanted to know . 7 Such as / As we discussed, your salary will go up 4 Have you got a boyfriend? from next month. He wondered . 8 I worked like / as a tour guide last summer. 5 Will you come to the next party? 9 She doesn’t look like / as a very nice person. He asked me . 10 In schools like / as ours, you have to work really hard. 10 52 vocabulary sleep and times of day, games 4 wordbooster collective nounsComplete the sentences with the correct word. The Match the words with the definitions.first letter is given each time. f set I often have a n ap on a Sunday afternoon. 1 crowd 1 We won a fantastic p . It was a house 2 herd in Spain. 3 series 2 Make up your m ! Do you want to 4 choir play or not? 5 jury 3 My dad d off in front of the TV and 6 public missed the film. 7 gang 4 I can’t think of the word! Give me a c ! 8 crew 5 I sometimes get up at s and go 9 pile jogging. 10 audience 6 Suddenly I opened my eyes and felt w awake. a books or papers on top of each other 7 I used to suffer from i ; I’d stay awake b the people watching a play for hours. c the people working on a ship 8 The lesson was so boring, I y all the way through. d a group of criminals or trouble makers e things or events that happen one after another. 9 Mark was exhausted. As soon as he got into bed, he fell f asleep. f a group of objects that are the same or similar 10 That’s the wrong answer I’m afraid! You’ll have g people in society in general. to miss a t ! h a group of singers i the people watching a football match 5 j a lot of cows together k the twelve people in a court who decide if the accused is guilty 536 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
    • 5 wordbooster attitude adverbs EXAM FOCUSUse the adverbs to complete the sentences. Key word transformations miraculously surprisingly understandably For each question, complete the second sentence so presumably luckily hopefully that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must Ben’s going to Australia. Hopefully , I’ll be use between two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning (0). able to visit him next year. 1 They were winning 2–0 at half-time, but 0 I didn’t understand the rules at first. , they lost the game! hang 2 Sally hasn’t been to lessons for weeks. At first, I couldn’t get the hang of the rules. , she’s left the course. 1 You cheated, so it’s understandable the other 3 I didn’t do any revision at all, and contestants are angry. , I still passed! that 4 We arrived late for the show. , it The other contestants cheated! didn’t start on time. 2 I’m not interested in winning. 5 The children have kept her awake for two nights. nothing , she’s exhausted. Winning me. 5 3 ‘What’s the highest building in the world?’ me6 natural English The quizmaster the highest building in the world was.Match the beginnings and endings of the sentences. 4 The quizmaster wanted to know if I’d been on the show before. h So, what you’re saying been 1 What does this old teddy bear He asked, ‘ on this show before?’ 2 It’s your 5 Do you know who Jim Lane is? 3 It’s easy once anything 4 Money means Does the name Jim Lane you? 5 Go 6 I can’t understand the instructions. 6 Does the name Rupert hard 7 He earns The instructions follow. 8 So, you mean 7 She asked ‘Is it your go?’ 9 The rules are dead it 10 You ate all those biscuits in She asked me my go. 8 It was very important for him to get a prize. a mean anything to you? lot b one go! It meant him to get a prize. c a fortune! 9 I was lucky because I guessed the right answer! d go. it e nothing to him! I made a guess and the right f for it! answer! g mean to you? 10 I’m only worried about running out of money. h is, I should walk more. that i that we can go home now? The one me, is running out of money. j easy k you get the hang of it. 10 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 37
    • units eleven and twelve EXAM FOCUS skills test 45 minutes 1 Reading Part A The people below are all trying to decide which book to buy. Underneath are descriptions of different books. Decide which book (A–H) would be the most suitable for each person (1–5). 1 Peter wants to be a doctor and is looking for a book that relates to medicine. He is particularly interested in the function of memory. 2 Laura is intending to study criminal behaviour and is very interested in the criminal mind. She would like to explore why people commit crimes. 3 David enjoys crime fiction. He likes reading clever stories that make him think about human behaviour. 4 Sarah is interested in historical figures, but she prefers not to read anything too serious or violent. 5 Tom is going to be a lawyer. He’s interested in real people who are in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. A Letters Home D Exploring the Brain G Big Crimes This is an authentic selection of very Do we ever really forget anything? If This is a fascinating book that explores moving letters and poems written by we are victims of crime, can we forget the lives of some of the most famous real prisoners to their families while simply because we refuse to gangsters of the 30s! Find out how waiting for release. You may find some remember? This book answers these they lived, how they loved, and how of them upsetting and others difficult fascinating questions and many more they battled for control. A very to believe. However, they are a through articles written by several entertaining and informative book! fascinating read. eminent scientists of our day. H Not Guilty B Finding Reasons E Human Misdemeanours A fascinating book that considers Can we always blame a person’s A fine collection of original stories some very serious questions – How background or are there other reasons written by some of Britain’s top crime many innocent people have been sent why completely ordinary people writers. Each criminal in each story to prison in recent years? How many suddenly turn into murderers? This is a leaves the reader wondering about the have been released? How many are really interesting psychological terrible things that people can do. Be waiting for a re-trial? You may be approach to interpreting criminals and warned! This is a fairly pessimistic look shocked at the numbers! their motives. at the world we live in. C The Innocent Man F Have Prisons Improved? A man is sent to jail for life for a This book takes a good look at the murder he didn’t do. How will he prison system in Great Britain both convince the courts of the truth? How today and twenty years ago. It looks at will he convince his wife of his the way attitudes to criminals have innocence? This is a fast, exciting novel moved on and considers the resulting that you won’t be able to put down! changes, good and bad. 538 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
    • Part B Read the text again. Are sentences 6–10 ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’? If there is not enough information to answer ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’ choose ‘Doesn’t Say’. 6 ‘Letters Home’ is not a quick read. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 7 ‘Human Misdemeanours’ is not a book to cheer you up. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 8 ‘Have Prisons Improved?’ considers changes in criminal behaviour. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 9 ‘Big Crimes’ is about criminals of thirty years ago. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 10 ‘Not guilty’ will challenge what you think. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 5 2 Writing Last week, you arranged to meet your friend, Timothy, in a restaurant. Unfortunately you couldn’t go and you weren’t able to warn him in time. Write a letter to Timothy, apologising for not turning up and explaining what happened. Write 120–180 words. 10 3 Listening tapescript 11.3 and 11.4 Listen to the stories and complete the sentences with no more than three words. Story 1 1 The speaker knows Lucy from . 2 Lucy had just been to a . 3 She had originally planned to go home . 4 A car stopped after about . 5 The couple drove past her home for about . 6 In Lucy’s position her friend would have . Story 2 7 The speaker saw Laura in a . 8 At first, she was sitting . 9 After seeing the speaker, Laura felt . 10 When the speaker saw Dino she . 10 Now do: speaking test 10 dictation test 10 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 39
    • units seven to twelve EXAM FOCUS end-of-course test 45 minutes 1 Open cloze Write one word in each space. There is an example at the beginning (0). IMPROVE YOUR LEARNING SKILLS Do you find (0) it hard to memorise things when you’re revising for an exam? Do you attempt (1) learn something one day and then find you’ve completely forgotten it the next? Do you feel that your memory (2) deteriorated over the years? Don’t panic! Your memory can (3) better if you decide you want to improve it. Research suggests that (4) memory works better when effort is needed to learn something or when you are learning about a subject (5) is of interest to you. But what about when you’re not interested? What can you do? Always pay attention to getting the information right (6) the first place (7) it’s difficult to replace wrong information with right information. Remember that learning something by (8) doesn’t mean you understand it. It can be good to explain your ideas to somebody else in (9) to help clarify what you are learning. Some people find that rhymes, images, word associations, and things (10) that also help them to learn. 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 DISASTROUS NEIGHBOUR 0 ✓ Have I told you about my neighbour? He’s making my life a complete 00 have misery! If I’d have known about him, I would never have moved 1 here in the first place. My first problem is noise. He plays the music 2 until really late at night and he’s got three dogs that bark all the time. 3 The first time I asked him to turn the music down, it was 3 o’clock in the 4 morning. He didn’t care, he shouted an abuse at me and the next day, there 5 was rubbish from all over my garden! I couldn’t believe my eyes! I don’t 6 usually lose my temper, but I was really angry. I went round to see him 7 and he denied him doing anything! Then we had a big row and I threatened 8 to call the police. In spite of that though things haven’t changed. He continues 9 to keep me awake and he often throws rubbish into my garden. What shall I 10 do? Another friend of mine suggested me I throw the rubbish back into his 11 garden, but I’m quite worried about doing that. I suspect things would then 12 get even worse. I’m sure it’s all going to come much to a head soon and 13 I really can’t handle it the situation. I’ve got mixed feelings about going to 14 the police as I’m sure he’d claim that not to know anything. Mind you, If I’d 15 gone to them in the first place, perhaps things wouldn’t have got so bad. 1540 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
    • 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). CHARITY WORK 0 I’ve never met such a dangerous criminal. Raleigh International is a charity (0) A inspires most people from all backgrounds and nationalities to work He’s the most dangerous criminal I’ve together on challenging environmental and community ever met. projects around the world. 1 The judge asked me, ‘Why did you take the money?’ All the projects are very well organized and taken well supported. First of (1) there is a training The judge asked programme.This is in order (2) prepare volunteers the money. for their three-month expeditions.The training 2 Prisons aren’t nearly as bad as they used to be. concentrates on personal development, cultural much awareness, world concerns, and issues (3) that. In Prisons they used to be. (4) , the programme prepares people for expedition 3 The last time he was in trouble he was eighteen. life (5) that they feel confident when they begin been and don’t feel that they’ve been thrown in at the (6) He in trouble since end. he was eighteen. The expeditions take place in Chile, Costa Rica, 4 ‘Okay, I won’t tell anyone’, he said. Nicaragua, Ghana, Namibia and Sabah-Borneo. (7) agreed you do whether it’s building schools in Namibia or He anyone. looking for endangered (8) in Chile, all the projects 5 He didn’t get caught so he didn’t go to prison. offer a wide range of challenging opportunities. have Volunteers are aged seventeen to twenty-five and are If he’d been caught he from a wide range of backgrounds. Many are students to prison. taking a gap year and looking for something that isn’t as 10 common (9) a holiday or a round-the-world trip. Volunteer (10) must be over twenty-five. 4 Word formation 0 A which B who C whose D where For questions 1–5, use the word in capitals at the end of 1 A it B this C all D these each line to form a word that fits in the space. There is 2 A for B so C as D to an example at the beginning. 3 A same B like C similar D such I’ve just moved into a large house, but funnily enough, I prefer my small flat. FUNNY 4 A also B addition C moreover D as well 1 Taking drugs is in most 5 A so B as C order D in countries. LEGAL 6 A difficult B depth C wrong D deep 2 The landlord to tell the police if 7 A Wherever B Whatever C When D Where they didn’t pay the rent. THREAT 8 A types B sorts C kinds D species 3 She never goes out in her old car – I think she’s of it. SHAME 9 A as B than C such as D like 4 She’s so . You can never believe 10 A crew B staff C public D people what she says! SINCERE 5 If I were in your shoes, I’d get a 10 new job. DEFINITE 5 TOTAL 50Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 41
    • units one to twelve dictation teststeacher’s notesRead the dictations through twice at natural First read through - encourage At the end, ask students to go over andspeed. Try to preserve features of natural speech students to ‘go with the flow’ and check their work carefully for grammar,like contractions (e.g. I’m, isn’t, he’s, etc.) and write down as much as they can, spelling, and overall meaning.use the correct sentence stress. You might want leaving spaces where necessary. All students will start with 10 marks. Forto practise a few times by yourself to make Second read through - guide every mistake, marks are subtracted, i.e.sure you are not ‘over-pronouncing’. Teach the students to fill in the words they 1 mark is subtracted for every grammar /students the necessary punctuation terms, i.e. missed the first time. wrong word / missing word mistake andfull stop, comma, inverted commas, etc. half a mark for every spelling mistake.✂units one and two units seven and eightWhen I was young, I used to do a lot of sport. I enjoyed I’m not a complainer. In fact, I’m always a bit reluctant toplaying football and I played it reasonably well. In fact, I make a fuss. However, last week I had such a terrible trainwas in the school football team. I always remember journey, I nearly wrote to the government! There werewinning the cup. I was very good at tennis as well. I had several reasons why it was such a fiasco. First of all, mylessons after school and I spent hours practising my train was late. Then I was told it was cancelled. The staff attechnique. I also took part in several important the station were rude and unhelpful and I waited twocompetitions. Unfortunately, I gave up playing when I hours before I got on a train. Things only got worse whenbecame a teenager. I was more interested in other things. I the ticket collector came along and I discovered I’d lost mynow realise it was a bit silly of me because I really was quite ticket! I lost my temper and he threatened to throw me offtalented. I should have persevered. the train. In the end, I had to pay the full fare again! 10 10units three and four units nine and tenI come from a close family. There are six of us altogether I’m easily persuaded by advertisements and the other day, Inot including my grandparents. I’ve got two brothers and was convinced by the best slogan I’ve ever heard: ‘A computerone sister. I sometimes argue with my sister because I like twice as fast as your old one or your money back!’. Of coursewearing her clothes. Unfortunately she finds it very I bought one, and I’ve also changed my Internet providerirritating! We sometimes quarrel with each other about it, so that I can use the Internet whenever I want to with nobut we soon hug and make up. I get on well with my extra charge. It’s amazing what you can find on the netbrothers and we all get on well with our parents. In fact, we from non-stick saucepans to sound-proof windows! I tendstill go on family holidays. Last year we went camping and to buy DVDs, books, videos and stuff like that. The Internetit rained the whole time. It was freezing, and soon after we isn’t perfect though. I get sent e-mails advertising productsgot home, we all caught colds. I like my family, but I won’t I’m not interested in, which is such a nuisance!be going camping next year whatever happens! 10 10units five and six units eleven and twelveI went for an interview last week. I’d been thinking about Mike mugged several people a couple of years ago. He waschanging my job for a long time and I’d finally seen an caught and he went to prison for three months. He also hadadvert in the paper that I was interested in. I was really counselling which helped him to admit what he’d donethrilled to bits when I was offered an interview. I bought a was wrong. He is now ashamed of what he did and is full ofnew suit and tie, I researched the company, I found out remorse. Part of his programme was to meet his victims. Heexactly where I had to go and I thought of some questions apologised to all of them and asked them to forgive him. Heto ask. I wasn’t nervous until the day itself. Then I woke up explained that he had been very naïve and had got mixedin the morning feeling absolutely terrified. I was driving to up with the wrong crowd. He said that if he hadn’t metthe interview and by the time I got there, I was scared stiff. them, he wouldn’t have become a criminal. Mike is nowInside the interview room, I didn’t say a word. I couldn’t working as a mechanic and his job means a lot to him.answer one question. Not surprisingly, I didn’t get the job. Hopefully, he has put his life of crime behind him. 10 1042 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
    • units one to twelve speaking teststeacher’s notes Mark the students from 1-10:Administer the test with the students 9-10 communicates message effectively with a minimum of grammatical mistakesin pairs. Allow approximately 10 minutes and natural-sounding delivery, uses repair strategies if he / she makes errorsfor each test. Award 10 marks using the 7-8 communicates message effectively but with some grammatical mistakes, someguide for the students’ performance phonological errors, uses repair strategies if he / she makes errors.overall for one or both questions ineach test. 5-6 communicates message with some effort, makes quite a lot of grammatical mistakes, with some phonological errors that interfere with message, someArrange the class into pairs. Get them pauses, and silences.to prepare what they are going to saybefore they perform. Allow the students 3-4 communicates some of the message, with great effort. Makes quite a lot ofenough time for you to judge their grammatical mistakes some of which interfere with comprehensibility, someindividual performance. pauses and silences, and use of own language. 1-2 tries to communicate, needs great effort, makes a lot of serious grammatical mistakes many of which interfere with comprehensibility, many phonological errors that interfere with intelligibility, many pauses, silences, and use of own language.✂units one and two units three and four1 Student A should look at photograph 1, show it to 1 Your school has £2,000 a year to spend on a new Student B and talk about it. project. You and your partner have been asked to decide what to spend the money on. Student B should look at photograph 2, show it to Student A and talk about it. Look at the ideas below. Discuss how suitable each one would be for your school. Then decide on the best project, giving reasons for your choice. • a new social programme • a student-run snack bar • a listening laboratory • a book club • bicycles for students to rent • a student-run charity • an Internet Club 2 Talk to each other about mobile phones. Talk about how much you and other people rely on phones and whether you find them annoying or not.photograph 1 photograph 2 102 Choose two of the following and discuss them with your partner. • Do/Did you enjoy your schooldays? Why? Why not? • Why is education important? • Would you like to be a teacher? Why? Why not? 10Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 43
    • units five and six units seven and eight1 You are going on a trip to report on the 1 Student A should look at photograph 1, show it to problems faced by an area of rainforest in Brazil. Student B and talk about it. You’re going to travel by helicopter from your Student B should look at photograph 2, show it to hotel for a one-day trek. Student A and talk about it. Look at the items below. Discuss how useful each one would be. Then decide on four items to take with you. • hat • kettle • sleeping bag • suntan lotion • mosquito repellent • cans of food • torch • fresh water • camera2 Choose two of the following questions and photograph 1 photograph 2 discuss them with your partner: • What kind of media (TV, radio, Internet, 2 Choose two of the following questions and discuss newspapers, etc) do you value most? them with your partner: • What are different newspapers like in your • What kind of transport do you use most? Why? country? • What is the worst journey you’ve ever had? • Would you like to be a journalist? Why? Why • How can public transport be improved? not? 10 10✂units nine and ten units eleven and twelve 1 You and your partner are organizing a ‘fun’1 What do you think makes a successful marriage? afternoon at the end of your course. Look at the suggestions below. Talk about how Decide which three activities you think will be important each one is. Then decide on the two most suitable for your class and which order you most important. will do them in. • trust • board games • financial independence • card games • freedom to socialise separately • guessing games • communication • quizzes • equal responsibility in the home • word games • love and affection • musical games • a sense of humour • computer games • extended family support 2 Talk to each other about how you entertain2 Talk to each other about your views on marriage. yourselves. Talk about how often you play games Why do so many marriages fail? and whether you enjoy them or not. 10 1044 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
    • answer key unit one gr, v, and nE 3 1 I went abroad soon after you left. 4 1 failed, 2 cheated, 3 made, 4 bluff, 5 took 2 I met Charles shortly before my twenty- 6 come up, 7 get through, 8 went on, first birthday. 9 prepared, 10 passed1 1 Running, 2 being, 3 Staying, 4 doing, 3 We need a meeting prior to making final 5 to close, 6 being, 7 to inform, 8 having, 5 1 so, 2 so, 3 such, 4 such, 5 so arrangements. 9 to invite, 10 finishing 4 While I was waiting at the bus stop, I saw 6 1 is, 2 might, 3 to, 4 that, 5 marks, 6 reason,2 1 I wish I’d studied hard at school. Jane. 7 told off, 8 rid, 9 was, 10 so 2 I wish I could speak French. 5 I loved you long before we went out EF 1 badly, 2 amazement, 3 disconnected, 3 I regret giving up the guitar. together. 4 fairly, 5 retaking, 6 anxious, 7 uneasy, 4 I wish I wasn’t going out later. 4 1 a, 2 c, 3 c, 4 c, 5 b 8 inevitably, 9 totally, 10 petrified 5 I wish you were my boyfriend. 5 1 with, 2 stick, 3 quarrel/quarrelling, 4 relate,3 1 Before, 2 in, 3 After, 4 use, 5 to 5 consult4 1 magazines, 2 poetry, 3 an aerobics club, unit six gr, v, and nE 6 1 dreamt, 2 all, 3 including, 4 sense, 5 fancy, 4 the match, 5 three new words, 6 a prize, 6 Shall, 7 why, 8 originally, 9 point, 7 your technique, 8 weightlifting, 9 a page, 1 1 hasn’t been given, 2 were arrested, 10 brought 10 the gist 3 was painted, 4 were transported, EF 1 C, 2 D, 3 C, 4 C, 5 C, 6 A, 7 B, 8 D, 9 C, 10 B 5 have already been reported,5 1 gets, 2 keep, 3 give, 4 picks, 5 making 6 ’s never been awarded,6 1 b, 2 e, 3 h, 4 c, 5 d, 6 g, 7 f, 8 k, 9 i, 10 j 7 has just been discovered, 8 is thought, unit four gr, v, and nE 9 is believed, 10 was stolenEF 1 doing, 2 get, 3 swimming, 4 joined, 5 found, 6 with, 7 part, 8 go, 9 wish, 10 try 2 1 Could you tell me how to get to the 1 1 ✓ airport? 2 Move the glass from the edge of the table. 2 I’d like to know if you’re going to vote in unit two gr, v, and nE 3 ✓ the election. 4 He’s the new human resources manager. 3 I was wondering whether you wanted a lift 5 ✓ to the station.1 1 should arrive, 2 shouldn’t have taken, 6 Where is the nearest bus station? 4 Have you any idea what you’re going to 3 should wear, 4 should have been, 7 ✓ do next? 5 shouldn’t stay, 6 should be, 8 Do you like horror films? 5 I’d be interested to know what you think 7 shouldn’t drive, 8 should have applied, 9 ✓ about education. 9 shouldn’t have left, 10 should have 10 The government’s decision is final. 3 1 thrilled, 2 much, 3 latest, 4 sides, 5 under,2 1 a, 2 a, 3 b, 4 b, 5 b 2 1 allowed, 2 banned, 3 declined, 4 regulated, 6 honest, 7 let, 8 moon, 9 favour,3 1 grabbed, 2 leant, 3 lost, 4 bent, 5 reached 5 censored, 6 expanded, 7 increased, 10 seriously / badly 8 checked, 9 restricted,10 reduced4 1 cough, 2 bandage, 3 advance, 4 nosebleed, 4 1 a, 2 c, 3 b, 4 b, 5 b 5 best, 6 chance, 7 sunburn, 8 ointment, 3 1 compiled, 2 odd, 3 errors, 4 irritating, 5 1 for, 2 on, 3 at, 4 of, 5 from 9 way, 10 tablets 5 spoil 6 1 i, 2 k, 3 g, 4 d, 5 a, 6 h, 7 j, 8 b, 9 f, 10 e5 1 train, 2 holiday, 3 guided, 4 admission, 4 1 ’ll need, 2 will have, 3 will ever be, 5 places 6 opening, 7 tourist, 8 historic, 9 bed, 4 ’ll be travelling, 5 ’ll know, 6 ’ll be phoning, EF 1 accused him of stealing, 2 were transported, 10 day 7 ’ll be giving, 8 ’ll be leaving, 9 ’ll lose, 3 worth a fortune, 4 how you feel, 5 is 10 will hurt believed to be, 6 an explosion,6 1 e, 2 j, 3 g, 4 b, 5 k, 6 d, 7 f, 8 h, 9 i, 10 c 7 me what you think, 5 1 b, 2 d, 3 e, 4 a, 5 fEF 1 should book, 2 doubt if I’ll go, 8 doesn’t matter (to me) if, 9 live / survive 3 is (well) worth a, 4 haven’t (got) a clue, 6 1 possibly, 2 even, 3 afraid, 4 whenever, without, 10 were given a warning 5 will definitely be, 6 highly unlikely we’ll, 5 word, 6 say, 7 chance, 8 while, 9 sides, 7 should have checked, 8 even though, 10 case 9 ’ve / have had (an) earache, EF 1 even, 2 possible, 3 ✓, 4 ✓, 5 ✓, 6 be, 7 ✓, 10 sounds wrong to 8 ✓, 9 will, 10 upper units five and six skills R 1 E, 2 C/E, 3 E/C, 4 B, 5 C, 6 A, 7 D, 8 C, 9 B/D, 10 D/B units one and two skills units three and four skills L 1 B, 2 C, 3 B, 4 C, 5 B, 6 A, 7 C, 8 B, 9 B, 10 BR 1 D, 2 B, 3 F, 4 A, 5 H, 6 G, 7 C, 8 D, 9 C, 10 A R 1 industry, 2 programmes, 3 interactivity,L 1 B, 2 B, 3 A, 4 B, 5 B, 6 B, 7 A, 8 B, 9 B, 10 A 4 elections, 5 educated, 6 A, 7 B, 8 A, 9 C, 10 C mid-course test L 1 (good) balance, 2 women, 3 (basic) (survival) training, 4 character, 1 1 bit, 2 go, 3 too, 4 join, 5 is, 6 sure, 7 pick, 8 unit three gr, v, and nE. 5 medical check-up, 6 shortlist, 7 two days, so, 9 by, 10 be 8 themselves, 9 leaders,10 Psychologists 2 1 so, 2 ✓, 3 ✓, 4 ✓, 5 then, 6 to, 7 on, 8 with,1 1 themselves, 2 each other / one another, 9 been,10 ✓, 11 although, 12 ✓, 13 to, 3 herself, 4 myself, 14 want, 15 it 5 each other / one another, 6 herself, unit five gr, v, and nE 7 ourselves, 8 yourself, 3 I’d listened, 2 shouldn’t have given up, 9 each other / one another, 10 himself 3 has been destroyed, 4 in favour of, 1 1 was driving, 2 ’d overslept, 3 hadn’t had, 5 wondering whether / if you enjoyed2 1 has to, 2 must, 3 ’ve got to, 4 mustn’t, 4 pulled, 5 was, 6 was overtaking, 7 looked, 5 don’t have to, 6 ’ll have to, 7 mustn’t, 8 got, 9 ’d been working, 10 ’d shouted 4 1 destruction, 2 unlikely, 3 hopeless, 8 must, 9 should, 10 not allowed 4 apparently, 5 survive 2 1 extremely, 2 absolutely, 3 really, 4 a bit, 5 slightly, 6 really, 7 completely, 8 a bit, 5 1 D, 2 B, 3 A, 4 A, 5 C, 6 B, 7 D, 8 A, 9 B, 10 C 9 absolutely, 10 very 3 1 e, 2 d, 3 b, 4 f, 5 aPhotocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 45
    • unit seven gr, v, and nE unit nine gr, v, and nE 3 1 He said he’d (he had) spoken to Joe. 2 She said she was going home. 3 She told me she could finish it that night.1 1 Have you ever seen, 2 Haven’t you done, 1 1 My exam results are nearly as good as 4 She admitted she hadn’t started the project 3 sent, 4 ’ve never been, 5 ’ve been, 6 since I yours. yet. was a child, 7 ’ve just had, 8 recently, 9 Have 2 Videos aren’t nearly as expensive as DVDs. 5 He promised he’d (he would) would you seen, 10 for ages 3 My legs don’t work as well as they used to. deliver the letter the next day. 4 My English is as good as Mario’s.2 1 Do, 2 Will, 3 would, 4 Would, 5 Do 5 You’re not as clever as I am. 4 1 g, 2 d, 3 c, 4 b, 5 f, 6 k, 7 i, 8 h, 9 e, 10 j3 1 voluntary, 2 volunteer, 3 fiasco, 4 achieve, 6 Your computer is just as fast as mine. 5 1 hadn’t done / wouldn’t be 5 succeed, 6 charity, 7 disabled 8 prize, 7 Your phone is just as easy to use as mine. 2 didn’t have to / could’ve gone 9 handle, 10 fund-raising 8 You aren’t quite as tall as your sister. 3 ‘d left / might not be 9 My typing is twice as fast as it used to be.4 1 e, 2 d, 3 f, 4 b, 5 a 4 ‘d be / ‘d listened 10 Our garden isn’t nearly as big as our 5 wouldn’t be / ’d told5 1 The facilities are excellent in this hotel. neighbour’s. 2 ✓ 6 1 full of remorse, 2 easily led, 3 naïve, 2 1 published, 2 came, 3 softback, 4 cover, 4 courageous, 5 trustworthy 3 I don’t have the right experience for the 5 contents job. EF 1 to 2 about 3 ✓ 4 definitely 5 ✓ 6 that 7 have 4 This equipment isn’t up to date. 3 1 so that, 2 in order, 3 As, 4 in case, 8 ✓ 9 ✓ 10 by 5 ✓ 5 otherwise 6 in order, 7 so that, 8 as, 6 The company training was very thorough. 9 in case, 10 otherwise 7 My monthly expenses have gone up. 4 1 brand, 2 invent, 3 slogan, 4 publicity, 5 logo unit twelve gr, v, and nE 8 Would you like to do some research on this for me? 5 1 stream, 2 water-proof, 3 pre-cooked, 9 ✓ 4 fat free, 5 depth 1 1 He wanted to know if / whether I knew Pete. 10 ✓ 2 He asked me how long I’d been there. 6 1 i, 2 a, 3 j, 4 d, 5 k, 6 h, 7 b, 8 c, 9 f, 10g 3 He wanted to know what time I was going6 1 earth, 2 mind, 3 bit, 4 appeals, 5 Do, home. EF 1 the, 2 just, 4 Whatever, 4 wherever, 5 that, 6 getting, 7 reasons, 8 all, 9 touch, 10 let 6 convince, 7 the, 8 last, 9 slogans, 10 to 4 He wondered if / whether I had a boyfriend.EF 1 A, 2 C, 3 B, 4 D, 5 D, 6 A, 7 B, 8 A, 9 C, 10 C 5 He asked me if / whether I would come to the next party. unit ten gr, v, and nE 2 1 prize, 2 mind, 3 dozed, 4 clue, 5 sunrise, unit eight gr, v, and nE 6 wide, 7 insomnia, 8 yawned, 9 fast, 10 turn 1 1 Knowledge is a fantastic thing. 3 1 as, 2 such as, 3 like, 4 such as, 5 as, 6 like,1 1 He denied taking the money. 2 ✓ 7 As, 8 as, 9 like, 10 like 2 She accused me of stealing her bag. 3 ✓ 3 He agreed not to tell my parents. 4 I’ve heard he gives a lot of money to the 4 1 i, 2 j, 3 e, 4 h, 5 k, 6 g, 7 d, 8 c, 9 a, 10 b 4 He claims to be a detective. poor. 5 surprisingly, 2 Presumably, 3 miraculously, 5 They warned me not to go to the police. 5 I don’t like the food in that restaurant. 4 Luckily, 5 Understandably 6 ✓2 1 although, 2 Nevertheless / However, 7 ✓ 6 1 g, 2 d, 3 k, 4 e, 5 f, 6 a, 7 c, 8 i, 9 j, 10 b 3 In spite of / Despite, 4 in spite of / despite, 8 Families don’t eat together anymore. 5 Nevertheless / However, 6 however, EF 1 are understandably angry that you, 9 ✓ 7 in spite of / despite, 8 Although, 9 however, 2 means nothing to, 3 asked me what, 10 All you need for a good marriage is love. 10 In spite of / Despite 4 Have you been, 5 mean anything to, 2 1 which, 2 –, 3 who, 4 which / that, 5 whose, 6 are hard to, 7 whether / if it was, 8 a lot to,3 1 I get on really well with my next door 9 luckily it was, 10 thing that worries 6 which / that, 7 –, 8 whose, 9 –, 10 which/who neighbour. 2 The house down the road is up for sale. 3 1 a, 2 The, 3 the, 4 the, 5 the, 6 the, 7 the, 3 We live in a basement flat, so it’s quite 8 a, 9 a, 10 a dark. 4 My boss’ office is across the corridor from 4 1 h, 2 c, 3 a, 4 k, 5 d, 6 b, 7 e, 8 i, 9 g, 10 f units eleven and twelve skills me. 5 1 b, 2 c, 3 a, 4 a, 5 a 5 I live next door but one to you! R 1 D, 2 B, 3 E, 4 G, 5 H, 6 C, 7 A, 8 C, 9 B, 10 A 6 1 think, 2 from, 3 like, 4 Let, 5 between, 6 In,4 1 My files are all over the place. 7 is, 8 was, 9 sort, 10 tell L 1 school, 2 party, 3 by bus, 4 ten minutes, 2 The traffic is getting worse and worse! 5 ten kilometres, 6 slapped their faces, EF 1 harmful, 2 extinction, 3 insensitivity, 3 Things came to a head when Mike met 7 pizza restaurant, 8 alone, 9 embarrassed, 4 disgraceful, 5 unjustifiable, 6 cruelty, somebody else. 10 didn’t tell him 7 persuasive, 8 hunger, 9 upsetting, 4 There were people from all over the world. 10 immoral 5 I’m sorry, I wasn’t aware it was somebody’s house! end-of-course test 6 As time went by, we found out his real nature. 7 The roads are becoming more and more units nine and ten skills 1 1 to, 2 has, 3 get / become, 4 the / your, 5 that / which, 6 in, 7 as / otherwise / because, busy. 8 heart, 9 order, 10 like 8 I’m sorry, I didn’t do it on purpose. R 1 F, 2 B, 3 A, 4 H, 5 E, 6 D, 7 C, 8 A, 9 B, 10 C 9 Put it back or I’ll tell the teacher! 2 1 the, 2 ✓, 3 ✓, 4 an, 5 from, 6 ✓, 7 him, L 1 A, 2 A, 3 B, 4 A, 5 B, 6 B, 7 B, 8 A, 9 A, 10 B 8 though, 9 ✓, 10 me, 11 ✓, 12 much, 13 it, 10 Finish your homework, otherwise I won’t let you go out! 14 that, 15 ✓5 1 a, 2 c, 3 c, 4 b, 5 b unit eleven gr, v, and nE 3 1 me why I’d taken, 2 are much better than, 3 hasn’t been, 4 agreed not to tell, agreed that he6 1 deteriorated, 2 behaviour, 3 prove, wouldn’t tell 4 reminded, 5 threats 1 1 I wouldn’t have got an interview if you 5 would have gone hadn’t introduced me.EF 1 ✓, 2 more, 3 ✓, 4 ✓, 5 either, 6 of, 7 for, 4 1 illegal, 2 threatened, 3 ashamed, 2 She might not have broken it if you’d 8 ✓, 9 not, 10 ✓ 4 insincere, 5 definitely helped her carry it. 3 If I’d had the book, I could have done some 5 1 C, 2 D, 3 B, 4 B, 5 A, 6 D, 7 B, 8 D, 9 A, 10 B revision. 4 I could have passed if I’d worked harder. units seven and eight skills 5 They wouldn’t have moved if the neighbours had been quieter.R 1 B, 2 A, 3 D, 4 E, 5 G, 6 C, 7 C, 8 A, 9 B, 10 C 2 1 a, 2 c, 3 b, 4 c, 5 b, 6 c, 7 b, 8 a, 9 b, 10 cL 1 B, 2 A, 3 A, 4 B, 5 B, 6 B, 7 B, 8 B, 9 A, 10 B46 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004
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    • natural English natural Englishtest bookletThis test booklet is for use with natural English upper-intermediateand contains:• 12 tests for grammar, vocabulary, and natural English syllabus• 6 skills tests*• mid-course and end-of-course tests test booklet• optional speaking and dictation tests• common exam-style question types in special ‘exam focus’ sections• answer key *listening component exploits existing class audio material with new tasks upper-intermediateAt each level …• student’s book + listening booklet Quintana• teacher’s book • workbook and workbook with key• two class cassettes / audio CDs, student’s audio CD • puzzle bookOnline, the teacher’s site, www.oup.com/elt/teacher/naturalenglish, provides extraclassroom activities, resources for the teacher, and links to the student’s site.On the student’s site, www.oup.com/elt/naturalenglish, you’ll find interactiveresources, revision and extension activities, and specially selected web links.Publicity code 40NEUPPERTEST.03/GBA0000853 2www.oup.com/elt