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  1. 1. natural English upper-intermediate Jenny Quintana 2 test booklet
  2. 2. 1 grammar -ing form and infinitive Complete the text using the verbs in brackets in the -ing form or infinitive. I’m really looking forward to (visit) my friends. 1 (run) is very good for your heart. 2 I loathe (be) late for work. 3 (stay) at home is the only thing to do in winter. 4 Instead of (do) my homework, I watched a video. 5 Will you remember (close) the door when you go out? 6 I can’t get used to (be) without him. 7 I regret (inform) you that your application has been unsuccessful. 8 I stopped (have) piano lessons months ago. 9 I meant (invite) him to the party, but I forgot all about it. 10 It’s not worth (finish) the test. I can’t remember a thing! 2 grammar wishes and regrets Rewrite the sentences using wish / regret and the correct form of the verb. I haven’t got her phone number. I wish . 1 I didn’t study hard at school. I wish . 2 I can’t speak French. I wish . 3 I’m sorry that I gave up the guitar. I regret . 4 Unfortunately I’m going out later. I wish . 5 You’re not my boyfriend. I wish . 5 I had her phone number 5 visiting 3 grammar -ing forms Complete the sentences with a suitable adjective or preposition. We won the match scoring in the last five minutes. 1 leaving the exam room, I always check my answers carefully. 2 He’s never been interested drawing. 3 finishing our meal, we did the washing up. 4 It’s no sitting there. He isn’t going to come. 5 I’m looking forward starting my new course. 4 wordbooster sporting collocations, collocation in dictionaries Complete the sentences with the nouns in the box. There is one more word than you need. I like going early in the morning. 1 I tend to flick through . I never actually read them. 2 When I was young we used to learn by heart. 3 Why don’t you join ? 4 We lost 3–0. 5 I try to look up a day. 6 She won for writing the best short story. 7 You need to practise , or you’ll never be a footballer. 8 He does five times a week. That’s why he’s so strong. 9 I never skip when I read a novel. 10 I got of the text, which was enough to answer the question. 10 for a run thematch forarun yourtechnique weightlifting thegist tabletennis anaerobicsclub aprize magazines threenewwords poetry apage 5 by 2 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 unit one grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes
  3. 3. EXAM FOCUS 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). A NEW HOBBY When I was younger, I didn’t use to get (0) exercise. For a long time I regretted not (1) much sport, but recently, I decided things needed to change. I saw a marathon onTV and made up my mind that was what I wanted to do. I started slowly because I felt I needed to (2) used to things gradually. I went (3) in the local pool and started going to a gym. I then (4) a group of runners.We met each week and we had an excellent coach who gave us guidance and training tips. At first I (5) the training quite hard and I nearly gave up because I thought that everyone was better than me. However, I decided to persevere (6) it and I’m really glad I did. I realised that if I wanted to take (7) in such a big race, I had to be willing to try. I now (8) running twice a day as well as going to the gym and I run marathons regularly.To tell the truth, I (9) I’d run a marathon years ago. I’d certainly advise anybody to give it a (10) . It’s amazing how good it can make you feel. much 5 vocabulary learning Complete the sentences with the correct word. Alison doesn’t find learning French easy, but she always has a . 1 Charlie finds learning French difficult and he sometimes discouraged. 2 Jack tries to speak French all the time, but he can’t it up for long. 3 Amy has difficulties, but is always willing to it a try. 4 Matthew everything up very easily. 5 Sarah is slow progress, but she is trying very hard. 6 natural English Match the sentences with the responses. Do you do any sport? 1 I didn’t know you spoke German 2 I want to get something memorable for her birthday. 3 I’ve lost my house keys again! 4 When I was five, I got lost in a supermarket. 5 I don’t do any sport at all. 6 I found the grammar quite tricky. 7 What did you think of the fitness test? 8 I’ve joined a Pilates class. 9 Can you speak any languages? 10 I wish I could speak Russian a I do a bit of weight-lifting. 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 a 5 go Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 3 TOTAL 50 10
  4. 4. 1 grammar should + verb, should have + past participle Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. The exam is tomorrow. You (stay) in tonight. 1 The taxi (arrive) in a few minutes. I rang them ages ago. 2 They (take) the money – now they’re in big trouble! 3 Everybody (wear) a seatbelt. 4 I (be) honest. She won’t believe a word I say now. 5 You (stay) if you’re not enjoying yourself. 6 This film’s had some fantastic reviews, so it (be) good. 7 You (drive) over the speed limit wherever you are. 8 He (apply) for the job. He was the best candidate. 9 You (leave) him. He was lovely! 10 The ‘Internet’ (have) a capital letter. 2 grammar possibility and probability Choose the correct word to complete the sentences. I won’t be at the party. I’m going to the cinema. a probably b definitely 1 English is to finish late. His lessons always do. a bound b unlikely 2 He’s to phone tonight. He’s got guests staying. a unlikely b sure 3 I she’ll pass the exam. She’s very clever. a doubt if b dare say 4 That the answer. You usually do get things right. a probably isn’t b could well be 5 It’s that it will be sunny later. It’s pouring with rain at the moment. a likely b highly unlikely 5 10 should stay 3 vocabulary physical actions Complete the sentences with a verb in its correct form. I down on my knees and started clearing up the mess. 1 I hold of her just in time to stop her from falling. 2 She felt tired so she against the wall. 3 He nearly his balance and fell from the roof. 4 I down and picked up the coin. 5 She up and put the picture straight. 4 wordbooster health and medicine, tourist information Complete the dialogues with the correct word. The first letter is given each time. A Is there a cheap restaurant r here? B I’m not sure. I don’t know the area. 1 A It sounds like you’ve got a c . B Yes. It kept me awake last night. 2 A I’ve hurt my ankle playing tennis. B Put a b on it. That’ll support it. 3 A Can we get the tickets on the day? B No, we need to book them in a . 4 A Oh no! I’ve got a n ! B Quick. Take my handkerchief. 5 A Where’s the b place to park? B There’s a car park just outside town. 6 A Is there any c of joining the tour? B I’m afraid it’s already started. 7 A What’s the best thing for s ? B You should sit in the shade and put a T-shirt on. 8 A I’ve got a mosquito bite. B Put some o on it. 9 A What’s the best w of seeing London? B On a bus. 10 A Do you want t or medicine? B Whichever is easier to take! 5 ound 5 got 4 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 unit two grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes
  5. 5. 5 vocabulary tourists’ phrases Match the words to make phrases. There is one more word than you need. tours 1 timetable 2 resorts 3 walks 4 charges 5 of interest 6 times 7 attractions 8 monuments 9 and breakfast accommodation 10 trips 6 natural English Match the beginnings and endings of the sentences. I don’t really know, to 1 It’s worth 2 I haven’t 3 I liked him, 4 Is there anything else 5 You should go 6 Although we didn’t finish on time, 7 That was very nice 8 That sounds a 9 The opera is well 10 That was a be honest. b you can recommend? c careless of you! d the results were excellent. e going to the park if you’ve got time. f of you. g though not everyone did. h bit rude! i worth a visit. j a clue! k and see the Arts Museum. 10 a 5 sightseeing admission bed historic train opening day holiday youth sightseeing guided tourist places EXAM FOCUS Key word transformations For each question, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using 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). 0 You’re brave to travel alone. of It’s brave to travel alone. 1 It’s a good idea to book your accommodation in advance. should You your accommodation in advance. 2 I probably won’t go to Barcelona this year. if I to Barcelona this year. 3 You should visit the tourist office. worth The tourist office visit. 4 I don’t know how to say that in Spanish. clue I how to say that in Spanish. 5 The plane is bound to be delayed. definitely The plane delayed. 6 We almost certainly won’t come here again! highly It’s come here again. 7 I forgot to check the date on my passport. should I the date on my passport. 8 Although the party was good, I left early. even I left early the party was good. 9 My ear has been hurting all day. earache I all day. 10 That tune doesn’t sound right in my opinion. wrong That tune me. of you Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 5 TOTAL 50 10
  6. 6. 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) 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. C 6 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 units one and two EXAMS FOCUS skills test 45 minutes 6
  7. 7. Part B Read the text again. For each question, circle the correct answer – A, B, C, or D. 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. 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. Now do: speaking test dictation test TOTAL 50 10 10 Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 7 7 What is the writer’s main aim in writing the text? A to give advice on where to stay in Barcelona B to explain the Spanish way of life C to describe a city D to talk about a personal experience 8 What does the writer comment on in the first paragraph? A the beauty of the streets B the number of tourists C the number of Spanish festivals D the types of people in Barcelona Michael’s story 1 Michael was coming back from holiday. 2 The hamster was in a carrier bag. 3 The Greek man was very upset. 4 Michael found the situation very sad. 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. Ralph’s story 8 Ralph didn’t know about the security checks. 9 He took a photo of the security man. 10 The security man thought the camera could be dangerous. 9 What does the writer recommend doing in the second paragraph? A going to a pleasure park B going for a walk C exploring the buildings D visiting the art galleries 10 What does the writer say about La Rambla? A It’s for pedestrians only. B It’s a noisy place to walk. C You can drive there. D It’s in the port. 4 10 10
  8. 8. 1 grammar each other / one another, -self / -selves Complete the sentences with the correct word(s). The bank has got into trouble. 1 They fell off the swing and hurt . 2 You two should talk to more often. 3 She introduced to everybody in the room. 4 I taught Russian in a year. 5 Stop competing with all the time! 6 It’s the first time little Annie has ever done up the buttons . 7 We enjoyed very much. 8 Behave ! That’s a really silly thing to do Justin! 9 We never agree with . 10 He can’t look after ! He’s too young. 2 grammar obligation, necessity, and prohibition Underline the correct answer. I have to / shouldn’t phone Bob. I promised I would. 1 She has to / doesn’t have to go shopping. There’s nothing in the fridge. 2 I must / ought to finish this letter. It’s very important. 3 I should / ’ve got to improve my exam results if I want to be a doctor! 4 You mustn’t / ought not to swim in the river. There’s a sign saying, ‘No Swimmers’. 5 You musn’t / don’t have to wear shorts. You can wear a tracksuit if you like. 6 You ’ll have to / ought to do the cooking when you live on your own. 7 I don’t have to / mustn’t forget to feed the dog. 8 You must / should lock the door. Nobody else has a key. 9 You should / are allowed to do the washing up tonight. I did it last night. 10 You’re not allowed / allowed to leave the exam until the teacher says so. 5 5 itself 3 grammar sequencing information in a text Order the words to make sentences. seen / since/ he / Jack / job / his / I’ve / times / several / left 1 soon / left / after / I / abroad / went / you 2 Charles / twenty-first / met / before / shortly / birthday / I / my 3 meeting / need / prior / final / making / arrangements / to / a / We 4 Jane / saw / at / bus-stop / I / waiting / the / I / While / was 5 loved / long / we / went / before / I / you / out / together 4 wordbooster personality phrases Choose the correct word to complete the sentences. I like going out with Bill because he’s a really good . a laugh b smile c joke 1 I can’t stand Tim. He’s a real pain in the . a neck b leg c head 2 That girl is out of . You should speak to her parents. a reach b here c control 3 Alice is the most . I think she should speak for us. a talkative b chatty c articulate 4 You’ve got such a big ! Why do you think you’re so fantastic? a self b opinion c ego 5 If you want to get on in , you’ve got to work hard. a career b life c world 5 5 I’ve seen Jack several times since he left his job. 8 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 unit three grammar, vocabulary and natural English test 30 minutes
  9. 9. EXAM FOCUS Multiple-choice cloze Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space. There is an example at the beginning (0). REALITY TV RealityTV is getting more and more popular. In I’m a celebrity – get me out of here! a group of celebrities live with (0) other in the jungle in Australia.There are ten of them (1) all and they are all different kinds of people. The celebrities (2) allowed to leave the area and they’re only permitted (3) a few things with them. The idea is that they look after (4) but they’re not really self-sufficient because they (5) hunt for or catch their own food.They are given basic food, but to get extra luxuries, they (6) do tasks.This is one of the rules.The tasks include doing horrible things with snakes and insects. (7) the celebrities are in the jungle, they are filmed for the whole time.They are supposed to look after (8) another, work as a team, and be (9) . However, because they are such different people some of them (10) . Of course this is what the programme makers want.Without arguments, the programme wouldn’t be very interesting. 0 A every B all C both D each 1 A at B above C in D with 2 A can’t B shouldn’t C mustn’t D aren’t 3 A taking B take C to take D taken 4 A myself B himself C themselvesD ourselves 5 A ought to B have to C mustn’t D shouldn’t 6 A have to B should C allowed to D ought to 7 A Because B While C As D But 8 A each B single C only D one 9 A eccentric B articulate C supportive D ambitious 10 A conflict B clash C compete D consult D 5 vocabulary good and bad relationships Complete the text with one suitable word. I’ve got three sisters and we on with each other really well. We don’t compete (1) one another and we always (2) up for each other if other people criticise us. You never hear me (3) with them at all. I’ve also got a brother and we don’t get on so well. He’s a lot older than me and I suppose I find him difficult to (4) to. However, he’s very wise and I do (5) him about problems I have at work. 6 natural English Complete the dialogues with one suitable word. A Do you fancy out tonight? B Yes, that would be lovely. 1 A I’ve always of living by the sea. B What’s stopping you? 2 A How many people are there in your family? B There are six of us in . 3 A Have you got a big family? B There are fifteen of us our grandparents. 4 A I think we should hire a car when we get there. B Yes, that makes . 5 A Shall we walk into town? B I don’t that much. Let’s get the bus. 6 A Right. That’s decided, then. we go on to the next point? B That’s fine by me. 7 A I don’t think it’s a good idea to visit Amy. B I don’t see . 8 A Have you always lived here? 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 going 10 get Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 9 TOTAL 50 10
  10. 10. 1 grammar nouns in groups Tick ✓ or correct the sentences. 1 She went to a girls school. 2 Move the glass from the table’s edge. 3 You get tickets from the box office. 4 He’s the new human resource’s manager. 5 Can I pay by credit card? 6 Where is the nearest bus’ station? 7 A cat’s tail helps it to balance. 8 Do you like films of horror? 9 The ship has been at the bottom of the ocean for centuries. 10 The governments decision is final. 2 wordbooster words of similar meaning Choose the correct synonym for the word underlined from the words in the box. The TV station has raised its standards recently. 1 We aren’t permitted to use dictionaries in the exam. 2 Smoking is prohibited in this restaurant. 3 His health deteriorated over the weekend. 4 I think advertising should be controlled. 5 They removed a scene in the film which included a dead chicken. 6 The company grew very quickly in the first year. 7 They boosted their profits by selling more popular clothes. 8 He examined the website for offensive material. 9 In my opinion the old licensing laws limited people’s freedom. 10 They’ve cut the number of buses to only once an hour. 5 improved improved increased checked allowed declined banned reduced regulated restricted censored expanded 5 3 vocabulary adjectives describing reactions, synonyms Write the correct word to complete the dialogues. The first letter is given each time. A My brother is always taking my things! B That must be really a . 1 A Who c this list of names? B James assembled it, but the we all helped. 2 A Why’s that woman talking to herself? B I don’t know. She looks a bit o . 3 A There are a lot of e in this report. B Really? I thought I’d checked it for mistakes. 4 A I find James quite i . B So do I. He’s always telling silly jokes. 5 A Do you want to know the ending? B No! It will s the film! 4 grammar future simple and continuous Complete the sentences. Use the verbs in the correct tense. This time tomorrow, we (sit) on the train to Barcelona. 1 You (need) warm clothes when you go on the trip. 2 By 2010 everybody (have) a videophone. 3 I don’t think electric cars (ever / be) popular. 4 I (travel) with Jack in any case, so I’ll tell him about the meeting. 5 In three days time, I (know) my exam results. 6 I (phone) him tonight anyway, so I’ll invite him then. 7 By the end of the year, I (give) you more homework. 8 I (leave) early in any case, so I can go to the supermarket for you. 9 You (lose) that watch if you’re not careful. 10 Michael (hurt) himself if he doesn’t stop running about like that. 10 ’ll be sitting 5 nnoying 10 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 unit four grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes
  11. 11. 5 vocabulary the language of editing Match the examples with the words. . 1 ( ) 2 - 3 , 4 water 5 can’t a italics b brackets c full stop d hyphen e comma f apostrophe 5 c 6 natural English Complete the sentences with one suitable word. I hardly go to the cinema. I don’t have time. 1 Do you think you could help me carry this suitcase upstairs? 2 I was annoyed that he didn’t ask me to the party, but what was more infuriating was he went with Mary instead. 3 I’m I can’t come to the concert. I’m meeting some friends that evening. 4 I go to the gym, I can, but I’m usually very busy. 5 My first name and surname are all one on the email address. 6 It’s hard to which film is the best. They’re both fantastic. 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 ever Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 11 TOTAL 50 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
  12. 12. 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 ofTV in comparison with other fields.That is changing with the beginnings of DigitalTV. 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 interactiveTV is all about. Many people may not think it’s the best use of technology, but interactiveTV isn’t limited to ordering pizzas or playing games. It’s somewhere between a computer and aTV, 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, manyTV 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-qualityTV 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 DigitalTV on our lives, but it’s safe to say thatTV is never going to be the same again. Summary After a long period of time, which showed no significant technical (0) 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 developments 12 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 units three and four EXAM FOCUS skills test 45 minutes 5
  13. 13. Part B Read the text again. Are sentences 1–5 ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’? If there is not enough information to answer ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’, choose ‘Doesn’t Say’. 2 Writing This is part of an e-mail you receive from an English penfriend. Write an e-mail to this penfriend. Write 120–180 words. Now do: speaking test dictation test TOTAL 50 10 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. Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 13 5 10 10 6 Telephones and TVs are equally accepted in the home. 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 8 Digital TV will allow people to do more than one thing at once. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 9 Reality TV shows are likely to become less popular 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 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?
  14. 14. 1 grammar narrative tenses Complete the paragraph. Use the verbs given in the correct form. Use the past simple, the past continuous, the past perfect simple, or the past perfect continuous. I (have) a very embarrassing experience recently. I (1) (drive) to work as usual but I wasn’t feeling great. I (2) (oversleep) and unfortunately I (3) (not have) time for breakfast. Suddenly a car (4) (pull) out in front of me. I (5) (be) really angry and I hooted my horn at the driver. Later on I decided to overtake. As I (6) (overtake), I opened my passenger window and shouted at the driver. He (7) (look) at me, but didn’t reply. I (8) (get) to work on time and settled down in my office. I began to feel a bit better. I (9) (work) for about thirty minutes, when there was a knock at the door and a man came in. I couldn’t believe it. It was the man who I (10) (shout) at on my way to work. He smiled and said, ‘Hi. I’m your new boss.’ 2 grammar modifying and intensifying adverbs Underline the correct word. You’re being very / absolutely ridiculous. 1 I think Jamie is an extremely / absolutely nice man. 2 I was very / absolutely furious with him. 3 That was a very / really delightful evening. 4 I feel a bit / really better now. 5 He’s quite / slightly older than me. 6 It was an incredibly / a really terrifying film. 7 You are being completely / very ridiculous. 8 I’m a bit / very happier than I was. 9 After that walk, I’m absolutely / very exhausted. 10 It’s very / absolutely hot today. 5 10 had 3 vocabulary anxiety Match the sentences with the responses. I’m so relieved that interview is over. 1 I’ve been dreading this meeting for ages. 2 When I saw the gun, I was really scared. 3 I’ve just seen Sarah. She’s in tears. 4 You look nervous. 5 What’s the matter? You’re trembling. a I’ve been shaking for ages. I think I’m ill. b She was crying yesterday, too. c You look much happier. d I was petrified! e I’m not looking forward to it either. f I’m anxious about this exam. 4 wordbooster taking exams, phrasal verbs Complete the sentences with the verbs from the box in the correct tense. He didn’t want to take the exam but he anyway. 1 I’m not surprised he , he didn’t do any work. 2 Have you ever in an exam? 3 I think I a mess of my paper. I answered the wrong question. 4 I didn’t understand the question but I think I managed to my way through. 5 The oral exam place in a different centre. I couldn’t find it! 6 Which subjects do you think will in the test? 7 I tried to phone her but I couldn’t . 8 As time , she grew in confidence. 9 Make sure you are fully for the exam. 10 I my driving test because of your help. 5 turned up cheat come up make get through take fail turn up go on bluff prepare pass 5 c 14 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 unit five grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes
  15. 15. 5 vocabulary adding emphasis Complete the sentences with so or such. It was a good book I couldn’t stop reading it. 1 He was handsome I couldn’t stop looking at him. 2 She has many clothes she never wears the same thing twice. 3 They are lovely people, aren’t they? 4 It was terrible weather we stayed indoors all day. 5 I was nervous I couldn’t eat. 6 natural English Complete the dialogues with one suitable word. A How did you do in the exam? B I 70%. 1 A Do you fancy coming swimming on Saturday? B The thing , I’m scared of water. 2 A What happened in Sally’s driving test? B She passed, as you expect. 3 A The exam had started, but everybody’s surprise, Jack suddenly appeared. 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 got 5 such EXAM FOCUS Word formation 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. There is an example at the beginning (0). 0 This exercise is impossible! REAL 1 I did very in my coursework project. BAD 2 He fell 20 metres, and to my got up again and walked off! AMAZE 3 Our phone has been because we didn’t pay the bill in time. CONNECT 4 Our garden is large so it should be fine for a barbecue. FAIR 5 I failed my driving test so I’m it next week. TAKE 6 You look very , is anything wrong? ANXIETY 7 I felt very because the street was so dark and empty. EASY 8 He kept running and he ran out of breath. INEVITABLE 9 This is ridiculous – we’ve been waiting for our food for over an hour! TOTAL 10 I was so that I couldn’t do the parachute jump. PETRIFY really Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 15 TOTAL 50 10
  16. 16. 1 grammar present simple, past simple and present perfect passive Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb. The food (make) by a top chef. 1 Tim (not / give) his raise at work yet. 2 Two men (arrest) at five o’clock this morning. 3 I think the picture (paint) by Picasso. 4 The goods (transport) to China last Friday. 5 Several people (already / reported) hurt in a train crash outside York. 6 She (never / award) an Oscar. 7 A new vaccine (just / discovered). 8 It (think) he escaped safely. 9 The man (believe) to be dangerous. 10 The jewellery (steal) from the prince’s home at the weekend. 2 grammar indirect questions Order the words to make indirect questions. bus / know / Do / leaves / the / what / you / time ? 1 airport / me / how / to / to / you / the / get / Could / tell ? 2 going / election / the / I’d / to / like / know / if / vote / you’re / in / to . 3 you / lift / was / whether / wanted / a / to / wondering / the / I / station. . 4 what / you’re / to / going / any / idea / you / do / next / Have ? 5 know / I’d / about / be / to / think / what / you / education / interested . 5 Do you know what time the bus leaves 10 was made 3 vocabulary feelings and emotions, collocation, expressing opinions and interest Complete the sentences with the correct word. Many buildings were completely by the fire. 1 He’s to bits about his new promotion. 2 I’m very against animal testing. 3 The information is that the storm is geting worse. 4 I can see both of the argument. 5 The fire is now control. 6 I’m not really bothered about politics to be . 7 I feel down by George. He shouldn’t have lied to me. 8 She’s over the about her daughter’s exam results. 9 I’m not at all in of what they are doing. 10 Many people were injured during the fighting. 4 wordbooster dangers and disasters Choose the correct word to complete the sentences. A bomb has outside the embassy. a exploded b erupted c escaped 1 He me with a knife but I ran away. a threatened b accused c damaged 2 He two days in the desert with no water. a damaged b escaped c survived 3 His is very serious but the doctors are doing what they can. a hurt b injury c damage 4 There was a huge of children from London during the war. a movement b evacuation c journey 5 They the millionaire’s son and asked for £500,000. a stole b kidnapped c damaged 5 5 destroyed 16 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 unit six grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes
  17. 17. 5 wordbooster knowing your prepositions Complete the sentences with the correct preposition. The man was accused robbing three banks. 1 The man was arrested punching a policeman. 2 He escaped last night and is still the run. 3 Tonight, soldiers are stopping people random. 4 The city is in need food and clothing. 5 They are trying to protect the town flooding. 6 natural English Match the sentences with the responses. What’s your house worth at the moment? 1 What did you think of the hotel? 2 A cushion would be absolutely essential on a long journey. 3 Sorry to bother you, but could I just ask you something? 4 Where’s the escaped criminal now? 5 You get a lot of people dropping litter in the park. 6 What would you take to a desert island? 7 Our house has gone up a lot in value since we bought it. 8 It’s thought that the fighting has stopped. 9 What’s London like in the summer? 10 How did the accident happen? a It makes the place look terrible. b I heard it’s still going on in places. c I’m not sure. We need to have it valued. d He’s believed to have left the country. e Well, apparently, the driver of the lorry fell asleep. f You get a lot of tourists. g Go ahead. h I couldn’t survive without my radio. i It’s good value for money. j Really? Ours has gone down. k I agree. It would be very uncomfortable without. 10 c 5 of EXAM FOCUS Key word transformations For each question, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using 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). 0 They have sent a reporter to the area. been A reporter to the area. 1 They said he stole the money. accused They the money. 2 They transported food and medical supplies last week. transported Food and medical supplies last week. 3 The painting is extremely valuable now. fortune The painting is now. 4 How do you feel about releasing him from prison? how I’d like to know about releasing him from prison. 5 People believe the football superstar is in the Caribbean. is The football superstar in the Caribbean. 6 The bomb exploded outside the bank. an There was outside the bank. 7 What do you think about public transport? you Could you tell about public transport? 8 I don’t mind if you print that story. matter It you print that story. 9 Music is really important to me. without I couldn’t music. 10 They warned us last week about the weather. given We last week about the weather. has been sent Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 17 TOTAL 50 10
  18. 18. 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). 18 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 units five and six EXAM FOCUS skills test 45 minutes A Max On the whole, I enjoyed the experience. My examiner was friendly and quickly made me feel at ease. I pulled out of the test centre with no problems, I wasn’t instructed to go anywhere that I hadn’t already been, I felt fine about the manoeuvres and to be honest I can’t recall making any significant mistakes. Mind you, I still failed! I couldn’t believe it when she told me! B Tina I arrived an hour before my test which meant of course that I was sitting around all that time getting nervous. The test centre is a really depressing place so it wasn’t much fun and to be honest, my examiner wasn’t much better. As soon as he walked through the door I took an instant dislike to him. He seemed so miserable. I failed of course. 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! D Josie I’ve never been so anxious! I arrived at the test centre exactly on time only to find that my examiner hadn’t arrived! After ten minutes we were on the road, but I didn’t feel any better! I remember making a few mistakes, but obviously they weren’t that bad because when I got back to the centre, I was told I’d passed. I’m glad I don’t have to go through that again! E Ben I arrived exactly on time so there was no waiting around and getting nervous. I felt fairly confident because I’d had a lot of lessons and could do all the manoeuvres. Then it came to the bit where the examiner wanted to test my eyesight and he asked me to read the number plate of the car in front. Of course, I couldn’t see a thing! I’d forgotten my glasses. I had to rebook for a week’s time! 10 Which person … didn’t like the examiner? 1 … didn’t take their test? 2 … has got another test soon? 3 … had to wait for a long time? 4 … had taken the test before? 5 4 32 1 B0 Which person 5 … was surprised by the result? 6 … started the test late? 7 … nearly had an accident? 8 … was worried? 109 8 7 6
  19. 19. 2 Writing Your English teacher has asked you to write a story. Your story must begin with this sentence: As I drove out of the car park, it started to rain. Write 120–180 words. Now do: speaking test dictation test TOTAL 50 10 10 3 Listening tapescript 5.4 You will hear two people talking about experiences they’ve had on TV. Choose the best answer. Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 19 10 10 Lucy’s Story 1 Why did Lucy do the challenge? A The programme wrote to her. B Her boyfriend organized it. C She wanted a physical challenge. 2 When the TV crew came to her house, Lucy A was annoyed. B thought it was funny. C was surprised. 3 How did Lucy feel about doing the bungee jump? A She was very keen. B She was anxious because she’d done one before. C She wasn’t bothered about it. 4 Why didn’t she tell the crew she’d done a jump before? A She wanted to surprise them. B She was too nervous. C She didn’t want to disappoint everyone. 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 David’s Story 7 Why did David do the challenge? A The presenter of the show asked him to do it. B He offered to do it. C His wife made him do it. 8 What did David have to do? A touch a spider B be near a spider C carry a spider across a room 9 How did David feel about doing the challenge? A a little bit scared B terrified C uneasy 10 How did he feel afterwards? A pleased with himself B upset with his wife C angry with the programme makers
  20. 20. 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) 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. to 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! 20 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 units one to six EXAM FOCUS mid-course test 45 minutes 10 15
  21. 21. 3 Key word transformations For each question, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using 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). 0 Young people should do sport at school. to Young people sport at school. 1 I regret not listening more at school. had I wish more at school. 2 I was wrong to give up French. have I French. 3 A fire has destroyed the science block. has The science block by fire. 4 I’m against testing young children at school. favour I’m not testing young children at school. 5 Did you enjoy your schooldays? wondering I was your schooldays. ought to do 4 Word formation For questions 1–5 below, use the word given in capitals at the end of each sentence to form a word that fits in the space. There is an example at the beginning (0). 0 We won’t win the match. DEFINITE 1 The of the rainforests is a serious problem. DESTROY 2 It’s very that I’ll get the job – I don’t have the right experience. LIKE 3 I was at maths when I was at school. I’m much better now. HOPE 4 The fire was caused by an electrical fault, not a cigarette. APPARENT 5 I couldn’t without my mobile phone. SURVIVAL definitely 5 Multiple-choice cloze Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space. There is an example at the beginning (0). A DRIVING HOLIDAY Last year, we went on a driving holiday through Arizona in the USA. I was fed up with going to the usual places and seeing the usual (0) attractions. At first my husband wasn’t (1) sure about the idea because he was worried the children might be bored. However, I managed to persuade him and he ended up really looking forward (2) going. We booked the flight and the hire car and two nights in a hotel.The hotel wasn’t very nice, but we didn’t (3) discouraged.We knew we’d soon be on the road.The driving was hard work at first, but we soon got (4) to it.The children did get bored sometimes, and now I (5) we’d taken more things to entertain them. However, they amused each (6) pretty well, all things considered. (7) the trip was tiring, we all really enjoyed (8) . Of course we came across some difficulties including the time when the police stopped us.They were stopping cars (9) random and ours was one of them.They seem convinced my husband was somebody else but after an hour, they let us drive on. All in all, we had a great time and I’d say a driving holiday is (10) worth it. 0 A leisure B holiday C tourist D historic 1 A definitely B enough C fairly D too 2 A for B to C on D at 3 A get B have C be D turn 4 A used B prepared C better D familiar 5 A regret B hope C wish D expect 6 A one B other C another D person 7 A When B Because C Whether D Although 8 A ourselves B us C yourselves D everyone 9 A on B at C in D for 10 A much B very C well D more C Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 21 10 5 TOTAL 50 10
  22. 22. 1 grammar present perfect and past simple Underline the correct expression in each sentence. I went / have been to Paris several times. 1 Did you ever see / Have you ever seen a crocodile? 2 Haven’t you done / Haven’t you been doing that exercise yet? 3 I’ve been sending / sent that letter last week. 4 I never go / ’ve never been to Scotland in my life. 5 I ’ve been / was an English student since 1999. 6 I’ve lived here for long time / since I was a child. 7 I’m not thirsty. I just had / ’ve just had a drink. 8 Max has recently / ever moved house. 9 Have you seen / Have you been seeing this film before? 10 I’ve been waiting here for ages / since a long time. 2 grammar do, will, or would Complete the sentences with do, will or would. A If you go to Australia this Spring, you visit your aunt? B I expect so. It’s a long way to go and not see her. 1 A This is your room. Have you got any questions about college rules? B we have to wash our own sheets? 2 A We start work at 9.30 here. B I be expected to wear a uniform? 3 A If I took the car, you share the driving? B Yes, of course. 4 A Please come to the party. B I’m really not sure. you pick me up? 5 A Is this your first day? B Yes. I have to see the boss? 5 will 10 3 vocabulary voluntary work, success and failure Complete the sentences with a word from the box. He did a degree in environmental science and now wants to work in . 1 You won’t get paid; it’s a organisation. 2 She gives up her free time to in the children’s hospital. 3 Our manager is so disorganized – the project is a ! 4 I need to a target of £20,000 in three months! 5 If you , will you get a pay rise? 6 I want to work for a like the Red Cross. 7 Local transport is free for the . 8 What’s the if I win? 9 You need to be able to difficult situations in this job. 10 She organizes events such as sponsored runs and lotteries. 4 wordbooster conservation Match the words with the clues. feed 1 endangered 2 reproduction 3 captivity 4 site 5 buried a hidden in the ground b place c give food to d breeding e animals that soon may no longer exist f cages or enclosures for animals 5 c 5 conservation achieve prize fund-raising voluntary disabled fiasco succeed handle charity volunteer conservation 22 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 unit seven grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes
  23. 23. 5 wordbooster uncountable and plural nouns Tick ✓ or correct the sentences. 1 The facilities is excellent in this hotel. 2 Do you have enough knowledge for this project? 3 I don’t have the right experiences for the job. 4 These equipment aren’t up to date. 5 Our accommodation was luxurious! 6 The company trainings were very thorough. 7 My monthly expense has gone up. 8 Would you like to do a research on this for me? 9 I need to give you some advice. 10 Today’s news is really depressing. 6 natural English Complete the dialogues with one suitable word. A Hello. Mavis Carter, isn’t it? B That’s right. 1 A What on are you doing? B I’m digging up this plant. 2 A Would you be willing to work for nothing? B Yes. I wouldn’t doing that. 3 A Would you be prepared to travel abroad? B I’d be a reluctant to do that. 4 A Why would you like to do voluntary work? B What to me is the idea of helping people. 5 A Please come in. have a seat. B Thank you. 6 A Did you have any problems here? B No. There was no traffic at all. 7 A There are several why I’d like the job. B Would you like to tell us one of them? 8 A Why should we give you this job? B First of , I’m very organized. 9 A It was very nice meeting you. I’ll be in next week. B Thank you. 10 A When will you be able to decide? B I’ll you know by Friday. 10 It’s 5 EXAM FOCUS Multiple-choice cloze Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space. There is an example at the beginning (0). VOLUNTARY WORK (0) you want a change? Have you (1) thought about how you can help other people? Does the idea of travelling appeal (2) you?Would you be (3) to work for nothing? If you were in a stressful situation, (4) you keep calm? If you can answer ‘yes’ to all these questions, perhaps you should think about doing voluntary work. Mary Richards used to work as an administrator, but she had always been interested in conservation so she decided to go to Africa to work with endangered (5) . At first, Mary missed her home and wondered what on (6) she was doing there. She now describes the experience as the best of her life. If you wanted to (7) a success of this kind of work you would have to be a calm, patient person who is able to (8) with a lot of pressure. Alternatively if you don’t like the idea of travelling, you could consider doing voluntary work at home.You could help (9) money, you could work in a charity shop, or you could simply (10) some money.Whatever you did would be welcomed. 0 A Will B Do C Have D Would 1 A ever B never C just D yet 2 A for B with C to D at 3 A like B willing C keen D interested 4 A must B ought to C will D would 5 A types B kinds C varieties D species 6 A earth B world C why D how 7 A do B make C have D get 8 A cope B manage C handle D solve 9 A win B increase C raise D pay 10 A pay B spend C donate D earn B Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 23 TOTAL 50 10
  24. 24. 1 grammar verb patterns Rewrite the sentences. Keep the meaning the same. I’ll lend you some money. He promised . 1 I didn’t take the money. He denied . 2 You stole my bag! She accused . 3 I won’t tell your parents. He agreed . 4 He says he’s a detective. He claims . 5 Don’t go to the police! They warned me . 2 grammar linking ideas Complete the sentences with one word. I studied hard, I failed the exam. 1 I left early, I was enjoying myself. 2 The exam was difficult. , I did my best. 3 being tired, we won the match. 4 We enjoyed ourselves the fact that it rained all day. 5 It wasn’t an expensive hotel. , it was comfortable enough. 6 I enjoyed the film. Bob, , found it boring. 7 I arrived late leaving at six in the morning. 8 I had a good time, I don’t want to go out with him again. 9 I like Janet. She, , doesn’t like me! 10 the result, we enjoyed the game. 5 Although 10 to lend me some money 3 wordbooster neighbours Add the missing word to each sentence. A is always at the top of a building. penthouse 1 I get on really well with my next neighbour. 2 The house the road is up for sale. 3 We live in a flat, so it’s quite dark. 4 My boss’ office is across the from me. 5 I live next door one to you! 4 natural English Order the words to make sentences. litter / over / There’s / park / the / all . 1 files / over / the / are / My / place / all . 2 worse / is / The / getting / traffic / worse / and ! 3 when / came / Things / to / Mike / else / met / a / head / somebody . 4 were / over / from / There / all / people / world / the . 5 was / sorry, / house / wasn’t / I / it / aware / I’m / somebody’s ! 6 went / real / we / by, / found / As / time / nature / out / his . 7 more / The / and / becoming / are / more / roads / busy. . 8 sorry, / I’m / purpose / it / didn’t / do / I / on . 9 it / teacher / or / Put / tell / the / back / I’ll ! 10 your / otherwise / won’t / Finish / I / out / let / homework, / go / you ! 10 There’s litter all over the park 5 24 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 unit eight grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes
  25. 25. 5 vocabulary ways of walking, expressing anger Choose the correct word to answer the questions. What do you do if you’ve hurt your foot? a stagger b limp c run 1 How do you walk out of a room where somebody is sleeping? a tiptoe b crawl c jump 2 What’s another word for shout abuse? a get angry b have a row c swear 3 What’s another word for a nice, relaxed walk? a jog b march c stroll 4 What can you lose if you’re angry? a your mind b your temper c your nerve 5 Which word means quarrel? a abuse b row c shout 5 6 wordbooster word building Complete the sentences with a word from the box in the correct form. The food was cold, so I to the manager. 1 His condition hasn’t , which is good news. 2 Your in class is unacceptable. 3 He won’t be arrested because the police can’t anything! 4 I Jo about the meal, but he forgot anyway. 5 Several were made against the witness and she now has police protection. 5 complained complain deteriorate behave proof remind threaten Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 25 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 50
  26. 26. 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 26 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 units seven and eight EXAM FOCUS skills test 45 minutes 5 If you’ve applied for a job, you may have to talk to your potential employer on the phone at some stage in the process.Whether it’s for an introductory interview, to gather additional information, or follow up a speculative letter, how you sound on the phone can make a big difference to your future employment prospects. Although you’ve been using it all your life, you probably haven’t been interviewed on the phone before. Don’t dismiss the conversation as insignificant just because you aren’t going anywhere! Be professional in your approach and make sure you’re prepared. One way you can do this is to find a friend. Record yourself having phone conversations then play them back and consider how you can do better. The problem with a phone interview is that you can’t use body language to show your understanding and interest. However there are other ways you can get this across. In fact smiling, using your eyebrows or gesturing to emphasise a point can affect the way you sound.The more active your facial features, the more lively and interested you will sound. 2 1 F0 Concentrate on your delivery and think about what you want to say before you start speaking. A common mistake is for people to talk too fast.This gives the impression of someone who is anxious or lacks knowledge. Make your points one by one and then stop talking. Knowing when to stop is important too. Focus on the exact purpose of the call. Is it a first round interview, an information gathering exercise, or a speculative letter you’ve sent? Have everything you need to refer to in front of you, including your CV, so that you can answer their questions accurately.Write a list of your own questions and make sure you have answers to each one by the end of the call. Imagine you are going to see your future employer rather than just talking to them on the phone.Try to set an exact time for the discussion so that you can avoid nervous waiting. If it’s early morning, get up, have a coffee, and a shower. Don’t do the interview lounging on the sofa; sit at a desk or table instead and DON’T do the interview in your pyjamas!Wear something smart. 5 4 3
  27. 27. Part B Read the text again. For each question, mark the letter next to the correct answer – A, B, C, or D. 6 What does the writer suggest about talking on the phone to a future employer? A It isn’t as important as a meeting. B It’s more important than a meeting. C It’s equally important as meeting. D It should be avoided if possible. 7 Who is most likely to read this text? A company directors B students applying for a course C people looking for work D people who work on the phone 8 What doesn’t the writer advise? A visiting the company B pausing before you speak C wearing something appropriate D controlling the speed of your voice 9 What does the writer say about body language? A it isn’t important B it can make a difference C it’s best to avoid it D it can be a problem 10 What would be another good title for the text? A It’s getting harder to get a job. B The cost of calls is going up. C How to get a job over the phone. D Take speaking lessons and find a job. 2 Writing You recently went on holiday with ‘Sunshine Holidays’. You were not happy with the accommodation. Using the information in their advert and the notes you made when you got back, write a suitable letter of complaint to the holiday company. Write 120–180 words. 3 Listening tapescripts 8.3 and 8.4 You will hear three people talking about conversations they’ve had. 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 interviewer is in a restaurant. 2 The interviewer agrees that paper isn’t as bad as plastic. 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. Now do: speaking test dictation test TOTAL 50 10 10 Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 27 5 10 10 SSUUNNSSHHIINNEE HHOOLLIIDDAAYYSS You can rent a beautiful apartment in a superb block of flats that is only minutes from the Mediterranean Sea. Choose to lie on the golden sands, or relax by the swimming pool. There is also an excellent gym. There are plenty of excellent restaurants nearby as well as shopping facilities. not yet built! closed for summer The flat was dirty a thirty minute walk!! in the village – 1okm away
  28. 28. 1 grammar making comparisons Order the words to make sentences. as / expensive / His / mine / as / car / twice / is . 1 exam / are / as / My / yours / as / nearly/ results / good . 2 nearly / DVDs / as / Videos / expensive / as / aren’t . 3 legs / to / work / they / My / as / well / don’t / used / as . 4 Mario’s / as / My / as / English / is / good . 5 I / clever / You’re / not / as / am / as . 6 fast / mine / Your / just / computer / is / as / as . 7 is / as / to / mine / Your / easy / just / phone / use / as . 8 tall / your / You / as / quite / as / sister / aren’t . 9 typing / as / twice / it / My / is / as / to / used / fast / be . 10 neighbour’s / isn’t / garden / as / as / Our / nearly / big / our . 2 vocabulary books and publishing Complete the sentences with the correct word. The is natural English. 1 It is by Oxford University Press. 2 It out in 2003. 3 It isn’t hardback, it’s . 4 There’s a picture of Agrippine on the front . 5 There’s a page at the front. 5 title 10 His car is twice as expensive as mine 3 grammar linking words Complete the sentences with a suitable linking word(s). I took a sweater I wouldn’t be cold. 1 I left work late I could finish the project. 2 I had to hurry not to be late for the interview. 3 it was getting late, I decided to leave the party. 4 Take my mobile you need to ring somebody. 5 Phone me when you get there, I’ll worry. 6 I explained it in a letter to be clear. 7 Keep to the main roads you won’t get lost. 8 Make sure you take notes this will help you to remember. 9 Take an extra copy you lose this one. 10 Speak clearly people won’t understand. 4 vocabulary advertising Match the definitions with the words in the box. short films, posters, etc. to tell people about a product 1 type of product made by a particular company 2 produce something that didn’t exist before 3 memorable phrase to attract attention 4 attention given to a subject by the media 5 design that represents a company / product 5 advertising logo advertising slogan invent brand publicity 5 so that 28 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 unit nine grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes
  29. 29. 5 wordbooster literal and figurative meaning, affixes Complete the sentences with the correct word. The first letter is given each time. He felt a w of panic as the man approached him. 1 The company has a steady s of business. 2 I can go swimming with this watch on because it’s w . 3 You only need to put this meal in the oven for a few minutes because it’s p . 4 I always buy f yoghurt as I’m on a diet. 5 I’m finding this project very difficult. I feel out of my d . 6 natural English Match the sentences with the responses. I’m starving! 1 I’m about to design a new logo. Have you got any advice? 2 Did you see John’s flowery suit yesterday? 3 My grandmother looks tired all the time. 4 My main worry is that we’ll lose all our money. 5 The harder you work, the more you earn. 6 What did you think of Malcolm’s presentation? 7 That was the best meal I’ve ever had! 8 How did you feel when your team won? 9 Call me whenever you feel like it! 10 What shall we do now? a Yes! I couldn’t believe my eyes! 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 e 5 ave EXAM FOCUS 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). ADVERTISING Do you always choose the same brands and reject items that aren’t nearly (0) expensive? Have you ever felt better by using a particular brand, but not really known why?You may think that a certain brand name is (1) best you can get, but is this really true? It may be that other products are (2) as good.This is the power of advertising. (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, we see some form of publicity. Most people buy things so (5) they will feel healthier, more attractive, or more confident. People who make adverts know this.Their aim is to (6) us that buying their product will make us happy and the more of their products we buy, (7) happier we become. Adverts don’t (8) very long.Their makers may only have a minute to attract our attention. For this reason, adverts must be original and clever. They must have memorable (9) that stay in our heads. At the same time, they must offer us characters and situations we can identify with in order (10) make us feel that we too can have such a lifestyle. as Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 29 TOTAL 50 10
  30. 30. 1 grammar definite or zero article Tick ✓ or correct the sentences. Divorce is becoming more frequent. ✓ It’s only new boy I don’t like, the rest of the class are fine. the 1 The knowledge is a fantastic thing. 2 Mobile phones are very common these days. 3 The camel is a very interesting creature. 4 I’ve heard he gives a lot of money to poor. 5 I don’t like food in that restaurant. 6 Life is so short – just enjoy yourself! 7 The young people I know are well-behaved. 8 The families don’t eat together anymore. 9 Rich people aren’t necessarily happier. 10 All you need for a good marriage is the love. 2 grammar relative clauses Complete the sentences with who, that, which, or whose. Sometimes two are possible. If you can omit the pronoun, do not write anything. I spoke to the man works in a bank. There’s the boy I met last week. 1 The bridge, was built in the 18th century, collapsed on Friday. 2 She’s the girl I told you about. 3 My sister, never argues, lost her temper yesterday. 4 I bought a computer turned out to be faulty. 5 She’s the girl brother I went out with. 6 I bought a car kept breaking down. 7 That’s the dress I wanted to buy. 8 The actor, name I can’t remember, received an award. 9 I read the book you told me about. 10 The dog, followed me home, now lives with us. 5 – who / that 5 3 grammar definite or indefinite article Complete the sentences. Write a / an or the. They’ve bought new car. 1 I’ve got great teacher. 2 The couple were late. man apologised. 3 Dinner is in oven. 4 I can’t find video I bought the other day. 5 Did you buy book about dinosaurs we saw? 6 Can you take dog for a walk? 7 Armstrong was the first man on moon. 8 I’m sure there was child in here just now. 9 There’s strange woman in the kitchen! 10 Have you ever seen ghost? 4 vocabulary memory, making judgements Match the words and phrases with their meanings. a vague memory 1 inevitable 2 absent-minded 3 cruel 4 learn by heart 5 on the tip of your tongue 6 ridiculous 7 nuisance 8 rings a bell 9 a shame 10 illegal a causes pain and suffering b stupid or absurd c forgetful d can almost remember e something annoying f against the law g a pity h bound to happen i is very familiar j remember a bit k memorize 10 j 5 a 30 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 unit ten grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes
  31. 31. 5 wordbooster animals, word building Choose the correct word to answer the question. Which creature can poison you with its sting? a snake b crocodile c scorpion 1 Which animal has stripes? a panda b zebra c leopard 2 Which words isn’t a noun? a captivity b attraction c destructive 3 Which creature has a beak? a owl b elephant c bear 4 Which word refers to a group of animals? a herd b breed c fur 5 Which word isn’t an adjective? a harm b protective c stressful 6 natural English Complete the sentences with the one suitable word. She buys a lot of vases, pictures, and like that. 1 I’ll have to about that. Let’s talk again tomorrow. 2 I can’t tell one twin the other. 3 We talked about plastic surgery and issues that. 4 That’s an interesting question, um … 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 stuff / things 5 EXAM FOCUS Word formation 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. There is an example at the beginning (0). 0 Who is the youngest sister? I can’t tell the . DIFFERENT 1 Don’t be afraid – most snakes aren’t . HARM 2 Are pandas in danger of ? EXTINCT 3 Her made me cry. SENSITIVE 4 Your bedroom is ! I can’t open the door there is so much mess! DISGRACE 5 He shouldn’t have hit you! Such behaviour is . JUSTIFY 6 I’m totally against to animals. CRUEL 7 His arguments are very – it’s very difficult to disagree with him. PERSUADE 8 Most people in this country have never experienced real . HUNGRY 9 I found the scenes where they killed the animals very . UPSET 10 I think using animals for medical experiments is . MORAL difference Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 31 TOTAL 50 10
  32. 32. 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) 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 theWorld 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. C 32 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 units nine and ten EXAM FOCUS skills test 45 minutes 6
  33. 33. 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 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. Now do: speaking test dictation test TOTAL 50 10 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. Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 33 4 10 10
  34. 34. 1 grammar past conditionals Make sentences using the words given. If I / have your number I / call you. . 1 I / not got an interview if you / not introduce me. . 2 She / might not break it if you / help her carry it. . 3 If I / have the book I / can do some revision. . 4 I / can pass if I / work harder. . 5 They / not move if the neighbours / be quieter. . 2 wordbooster phrases and phrasal verbs Choose the correct word to complete the sentences. They tried to cover the story. a on b up c over 1 I phoned the wrong number by . a mistake b error c wrong 2 With a bit of I’ll be promoted next month. a chance b hope c luck 3 He rang me the blue. a about b out of c from 4 Her son got mixed with drug dealers. a along b around c up 5 I don’t see the of applying for that job. a cause b point c reason 6 What would you have done in her ? a boots b feet c shoes 7 Don’t take any of him! He’s being silly. a warning b notice c sign 8 How do you put with your boss? He’s awful! a up b down c off 9 You shouldn’t have taken the job in the first ! a position b place c moment 10 I think you should be ashamed yourself! a by b with c of 10 5 If I’d had your number, I would have called you 3 grammar reporting what people say Complete the reported statements. I’m unhappy at work. He explained . 1 I spoke to Joe. He said . 2 I’m going home. She said . 3 I can finish it tonight. She told me . 4 I haven’t started the project yet. She admitted . 5 I’ll deliver the letter tomorrow. He promised . 4 natural English Match the beginnings and endings of the sentences. It’s all 1 That sounds 2 I’ve got a 3 I must apologize 4 I wouldn’t do that in 5 What would you do if you 6 I could 7 I was so pleased to 8 I’d be miserable too 9 I’m completely against 10 It cost a a my fault! b a million years! c for my behaviour last night. d million things to do! e having university fees. f were in John’s position? g like a great idea. h in her shoes. i hear that you’re getting married. j fortune! k eat a horse! 10 a 5 he was unhappy at work 34 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 unit eleven grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes
  35. 35. 5 grammar mixed conditionals Complete the sentences with the verb in the correct form. If I (know) he was dishonest, I (not be) married to him now. 1 If I (not do) so well in my exams, I (not be) at university now. 2 If I (not have to) babysit tonight, I (can go) to the concert. 3 If we (leave) earlier, we (might not be) in this traffic jam. 4 I (be) a doctor now, if I (listen) to my father. 5 I (not be) so angry now if he (tell) me the truth at the beginning. 5 wouldn’t be ’d known 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. Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 35 10 6 vocabulary describing character Complete the sentences with a word or phrase from the box. There are more words than you need. He’s a very man. He cares about everybody. 1 Tom’s for stealing that money. 2 He’s very . He copies everybody else. 3 She’s so . She believes anything people say to her. 4 He’s a man. He’s not afraid of anything. 5 Paul’s . You can give the keys to him. 5 kind-hearted naïve kind-hearted courageous trustworthy full of remorse easily led sincere understanding wise TOTAL 50
  36. 36. 1 grammar reported questions You met a man at a party who asked you questions. Report what he asked. What’s your name? . 1 Do you know Pete? He wanted to know . 2 How long have you been here? He asked me . 3 What time are you going home? He wanted to know . 4 Have you got a boyfriend? He wondered . 5 Will you come to the next party? He asked me . 2 vocabulary sleep and times of day, games Complete the sentences with the correct word. The first letter is given each time. I often have a n on a Sunday afternoon. 1 We won a fantastic p . It was a house in Spain. 2 Make up your m ! Do you want to play or not? 3 My dad d off in front of the TV and missed the film. 4 I can’t think of the word! Give me a c ! 5 I sometimes get up at s and go jogging. 6 Suddenly I opened my eyes and felt w awake. 7 I used to suffer from i ; I’d stay awake for hours. 8 The lesson was so boring, I y all the way through. 9 Mark was exhausted. As soon as he got into bed, he fell f asleep. 10 That’s the wrong answer I’m afraid! You’ll have to miss a t ! 5 ap 10 He asked me what my name was 3 grammar like, as, such as Choose the correct form in each sentence. Put your books away, as / such as I told you. 1 You can use my suitcase like / as a chair. 2 I like spicy food such as / as chilli. 3 The swimming pool is as / like a bath! It’s lovely and warm. 4 In cities such as / as Athens, there’s a lot of pollution. 5 I caught the 8 o’clock bus such as / as I always do. 6 Some people say the body is like / as a machine. 7 Such as / As we discussed, your salary will go up from next month. 8 I worked like / as a tour guide last summer. 9 She doesn’t look like / as a very nice person. 10 In schools like / as ours, you have to work really hard. 4 wordbooster collective nouns Match the words with the definitions. set 1 crowd 2 herd 3 series 4 choir 5 jury 6 public 7 gang 8 crew 9 pile 10 audience a books or papers on top of each other b the people watching a play c the people working on a ship d a group of criminals or trouble makers e things or events that happen one after another. f a group of objects that are the same or similar g people in society in general. h a group of singers i the people watching a football match j a lot of cows together k the twelve people in a court who decide if the accused is guilty 5 f 5 36 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 unit twelve grammar, vocabulary, and natural English test 30 minutes
  37. 37. 5 wordbooster attitude adverbs Use the adverbs to complete the sentences. Ben’s going to Australia. , I’ll be able to visit him next year. 1 They were winning 2–0 at half-time, but , they lost the game! 2 Sally hasn’t been to lessons for weeks. , she’s left the course. 3 I didn’t do any revision at all, and , I still passed! 4 We arrived late for the show. , it didn’t start on time. 5 The children have kept her awake for two nights. , she’s exhausted. 6 natural English Match the beginnings and endings of the sentences. So, what you’re saying 1 What does this old teddy bear 2 It’s your 3 It’s easy once 4 Money means 5 Go 6 Does the name Rupert 7 He earns 8 So, you mean 9 The rules are dead 10 You ate all those biscuits in a mean anything to you? b one go! c a fortune! d go. e nothing to him! f for it! g mean to you? h is, I should walk more. i that we can go home now? j easy k you get the hang of it. 10 h 5 Hopefully miraculously surprisingly understandably presumably luckily hopefully EXAM FOCUS Key word transformations For each question, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using 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). 0 I didn’t understand the rules at first. hang At first, I couldn’t the rules. 1 You cheated, so it’s understandable the other contestants are angry. that The other contestants cheated! 2 I’m not interested in winning. nothing Winning me. 3 ‘What’s the highest building in the world?’ me The quizmaster the highest building in the world was. 4 The quizmaster wanted to know if I’d been on the show before. been He asked, ‘ on this show before?’ 5 Do you know who Jim Lane is? anything Does the name Jim Lane you? 6 I can’t understand the instructions. hard The instructions follow. 7 She asked ‘Is it your go?’ it She asked me my go. 8 It was very important for him to get a prize. lot It meant him to get a prize. 9 I was lucky because I guessed the right answer! it I made a guess and the right answer! 10 I’m only worried about running out of money. that The one me, is running out of money. get the hang of Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 37 TOTAL 50 10
  38. 38. 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). 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. Laura is intending to study criminal behaviour and is very interested in the criminal mind. She would like to explore why people commit crimes. David enjoys crime fiction. He likes reading clever stories that make him think about human behaviour. Sarah is interested in historical figures, but she prefers not to read anything too serious or violent. Tom is going to be a lawyer. He’s interested in real people who are in prison for crimes they didn’t commit.5 4 3 2 1 38 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 units eleven and twelve EXAM FOCUS skills test 45 minutes A Letters Home This is an authentic selection of very moving letters and poems written by real prisoners to their families while waiting for release.You may find some of them upsetting and others difficult to believe. However, they are a fascinating read. B Finding Reasons Can we always blame a person’s background or are there other reasons why completely ordinary people suddenly turn into murderers? This is a really interesting psychological approach to interpreting criminals and their motives. C The Innocent Man A man is sent to jail for life for a murder he didn’t do. How will he convince the courts of the truth? How will he convince his wife of his innocence? This is a fast, exciting novel that you won’t be able to put down! D Exploring the Brain Do we ever really forget anything? If we are victims of crime, can we forget simply because we refuse to remember? This book answers these fascinating questions and many more through articles written by several eminent scientists of our day. E Human Misdemeanours A fine collection of original stories written by some of Britain’s top crime writers. Each criminal in each story leaves the reader wondering about the terrible things that people can do. Be warned! This is a fairly pessimistic look at the world we live in. F Have Prisons Improved? This book takes a good look at the prison system in Great Britain both today and twenty years ago. It looks at the way attitudes to criminals have moved on and considers the resulting changes, good and bad. G Big Crimes This is a fascinating book that explores the lives of some of the most famous gangsters of the 30s! Find out how they lived, how they loved, and how they battled for control.A very entertaining and informative book! H Not Guilty A fascinating book that considers some very serious questions – How many innocent people have been sent to prison in recent years? How many have been released? How many are waiting for a re-trial? You may be shocked at the numbers! 5
  39. 39. 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 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. Now do: speaking test dictation test TOTAL 50 10 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 . Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 natural English upper-intermediate tests 39 5 10 10
  40. 40. 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) 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. it 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. 40 natural English upper-intermediate tests Photocopiable © Oxford University Press 2004 units seven to twelve EXAM FOCUS end-of-course test 45 minutes 10 15

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