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  1. 1. Language​ ​Online​ ​Test ➢ Read​ ​Passage​ ​A​ ​carefully​ ​and​ ​then​ ​answer​ ​the​ ​questions. Passage​ ​A: First​ ​fill​ ​in​ ​the​ ​gaps​ ​with​ ​the​ ​correct​ ​tense​ ​and​ ​then​ ​answer​ ​the​ ​questions. The​ ​Sleeping​ ​Giant A​ ​new​ ​and​ ​extreme​ ​tourist​ ​attraction……​has​ ​just​ ​exploded​…………..(just explode)​ ​on​ ​to​ ​the​ ​scene​ ​in Iceland:​ ​Volcano​ ​Walking.​ ​It​ ​would​ ​appear,​ ​according​ ​to​ ​Trip​ ​Advisor,​ ​that this​ ​is​ ​one​ ​trip​ ​that​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​missed,​ ​despite​ ​the​ ​​extortionate​​ ​cost. The​ ​idea​ ​of​ ​making​ ​Thrihnukagigur​ ​volcano​ ​accessible​ ​was​ ​the​ ​brainchild of​ ​Ami​ ​B.​ ​Stefansson,​ ​a​ ​doctor​ ​in​ ​Reykjavik​ ​and​ ​a​ ​lifelong​ ​cave​ ​enthusiast. He​ ​……………​has​ ​been​ ​studying​…………………..(study)​ ​caves​ ​in​ ​Iceland​ ​since​ ​1954​ ​and some​ ​would​ ​argue that​ ​there​ ​is​ ​no-one​ ​who​ ​has​ ​more​ ​experience.​ ​Thrihnukagigur​ ​has​ ​always been​ ​special​ ​to​ ​Stefansson​ ​ever​ ​since​ ​he​ ​was​ ​the​ ​first​ ​to​ ​descend​ ​down​ ​to the​ ​crater​ ​base​ ​in​ ​1974.​ ​Like​ ​most​ ​people​ ​who​ ​experience​ ​it,​ ​he​ ​was​ ​utterly spellbound​​ ​by​ ​its​ ​uniqueness​ ​and​ ​beauty​ ​and​ ​made​ ​it​ ​his​ ​mission​ ​to
  2. 2. protect​ ​and​ ​preserve​ ​this​ ​stunning​ ​natural​ ​phenomenon.​ ​​Unlike​​ ​others who​ ​may​ ​have​ ​only​ ​seen​ ​the​ ​profit​ ​that​ ​could​ ​be​ ​made​ ​from​ ​walking​ ​into the​ ​mouth​ ​of​ ​a​ ​volcano,​ ​Stefansson​ ​…………​believed​………(believe)​ ​​ ​​ ​that​ ​the​ ​primary focus​ ​was to​ ​treat​ ​such​ ​a​ ​grand​ ​natural​ ​wonder​ ​with​ ​the​ ​utmost​ ​respect,​ ​to​ ​protect and​ ​defend​ ​it.​ ​The​ ​first​ ​‘volcano​ ​tourists’​ ​entered​ ​the​ ​volcano​ ​in​ ​2005​ ​and it​ ​has​ ​since​ ​been​ ​labelled​ ​as​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​unique​ ​tourist​ ​attractions​ ​in the​ ​world. Volcano​ ​walkers​ ​………​are​ ​taken​……….(take)to​ ​the​ ​mouth​ ​of​ ​the​ ​crater​ ​from where​ ​they are​ ​lowered​ ​in​ ​a​ ​basket​ ​into​ ​the​ ​depths​ ​of​ ​the​ ​earth.​ ​People​ ​once​ ​thought that​ ​volcanoes​ ​were​ ​portals​ ​to​ ​Hell​ ​and​ ​associated​ ​with​ ​death​ ​and​ ​destruction and​ ​yet​ ​the​ ​entrance​ ​to​ ​the​ ​crater​ ​is​ ​​awe-inspiring​​ ​and​ ​almost ethereal.​ ​The​ ​vastness​ ​of​ ​it​ ​can​ ​feel​ ​​overwhelming​;​ ​it​ ​is​ ​the​ ​size​ ​of​ ​a​ ​cathedral and​ ​the​ ​Statue​ ​of​ ​Liberty​ ​could​ ​easily​ ​fit​ ​into​ ​the​ ​shaft.​ ​After​ ​6 minutes​ ​and​ ​120​ ​metres,​ ​visitors​ ​arrive​ ​at​ ​the​ ​crater​ ​base.​ ​The​ ​ground space​ ​is​ ​the​ ​size​ ​of​ ​three​ ​full-sized​ ​basketball​ ​courts​ ​placed​ ​next​ ​to​ ​each. Practice​ ​Paper:​ ​Text​ ​A​ ​(pt2)
  3. 3. At​ ​the​ ​bottom​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​reverent​ ​hush.​ ​People​ ​whisper​ ​in​ ​respect​ ​to​ ​the sleeping​ ​giant​ ​who​ ​has​ ​lain​ ​​dorman​t​ ​for​ ​4,000​ ​years.​ ​The​ ​subterranean walls​ ​are​ ​scorched​ ​with​ ​colours​ ​from​ ​a​ ​divine​ ​palette:​ ​magenta​ ​red,​ ​vibrant purple,​ ​burnt​ ​orange,​ ​vivid​ ​green​ ​and​ ​honey​ ​yellow.​ ​The​ ​colour​ ​intensifies in​ ​certain​ ​places​ ​where​ ​4000​ ​years​ ​ago​ ​the​ ​magma​ ​was​ ​pushed out​ ​with​ ​brutal​ ​force.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​Mother​ ​Nature’s​ ​secret​ ​place,​ ​her​ ​private​ ​art studio​ ​where​ ​visitors​ ​feel​ ​like​ ​trespassers.​ ​The​ ​protruding​ ​rock​ ​faces​ ​show a​ ​tapestry​ ​of​ ​patterns​ ​and​ ​formations​ ​that​ ​have​ ​been​ ​moulded​ ​by​ ​heat, pressure​ ​and​ ​time.​ ​Floodlights​ ​illuminate​ ​the​ ​walls​ ​and​ ​draw​ ​attention​ ​to the​ ​beauty​ ​humans​ ​were​ ​never​ ​intended​ ​to​ ​see.​ ​A​ ​light​ ​rain​ ​weeps​ ​from the​ ​porous​ ​rock​ ​above​ ​and​ ​covers​ ​the​ ​crater​ ​sides​ ​with​ ​a​ ​shine​ ​that​ ​makes it​ ​sparkle.​ ​The​ ​scorch​ ​marks…​can​ ​be​ ​seen​…………..(can​ ​see)​ ​close​ ​up​ ​–​ ​at​ ​one​ ​point​ ​in time these​ ​rock​ ​faces​ ​were​ ​glowing​ ​red​ ​with​ ​fiery​ ​heat.​ ​This​ ​giant,​ ​although sleeping,​ ​is​ ​still​ ​dangerous:​ ​an​ ​80-metre​ ​drop​ ​into​ ​the​ ​void​ ​is​ ​disguised​ ​by a​ ​collection​ ​of​ ​rocks​ ​close​ ​to​ ​where​ ​visitors​ ​stand. It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​​soul-enriching​​ ​experience​ ​and​ ​visitors​ ​often​ ​report​ ​feeling​ ​deeply moved​ ​by​ ​the​ ​beauty​ ​and​ ​tranquillity​ ​of​ ​something​ ​that​ ​was​ ​once​ ​so​ ​destructive
  4. 4. and​ ​angry.​ ​Confronted​ ​with​ ​this​ ​result​ ​of​ ​the​ ​unrestrained​ ​forces of​ ​nature,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​hard​ ​not​ ​to​ ​feel​ ​small​ ​and​ ​powerless​ ​in​ ​comparison.​ ​Sadly, the​ ​magical​ ​spell​ ​is​ ​broken​ ​when​ ​the​ ​basket​ ​appears,​ ​indicating​ ​that​ ​it​ ​is time​ ​for​ ​visitors​ ​to​ ​return​ ​to​ ​reality.​ ​On​ ​the​ ​return​ ​hike,​ ​visitors​ ​walk across​ ​the​ ​lava​ ​fields​ ​as​ ​though​ ​they​ ​are​ ​astronauts​ ​on​ ​the​ ​moon.​ ​They pass​ ​enormous​ ​open​ ​wounds​ ​where​ ​the​ ​landscape​ ​is​ ​literally​ ​tearing​ ​itself apart​ ​as​ ​tectonic​ ​plates​ ​slowly​ ​shift.​ ​It​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​one​ ​final​ ​reminder​ ​that this​ ​giant​ ​is​ ​merely​ ​dormant,​ ​not​ ​dead. 1. Re-read​ ​the​ ​descriptions​ ​of: (a)​ ​The​ ​volcano​ ​in​ ​paragraph​ ​3,​ ​beginning,​ ​“Volcano walkers…​ ​” (b)​ ​The​ ​crater​ ​in​ ​paragraph​ ​4​ ​,​ ​beginning,​ ​“At​ ​the bottom…” Select​ ​four​ ​powerful​ ​words​ ​or​ ​phrases​ ​from​ ​each​ ​paragraph. Your​ ​choices​ ​should​ ​include​ ​imagery.​ ​Explain how​ ​each​ ​word​ ​or​ ​phrase​ ​selected​ ​is​ ​used​ ​effectively in​ ​context.
  5. 5. Write​ ​about​ ​100​ ​to​ ​150​ ​words ● “Volcano​ ​walkers​ ​are​ ​taken​ ​to​ ​the​ ​mouth​ ​of​ ​the​ ​crater​ ​from​ ​where​ ​they are​ ​lowered​ ​in​ ​a​ ​basket​ ​into​ ​the​ ​depths​ ​of​ ​the​ ​earth”.​ ​This​ ​phrase​ ​is visual.​ ​It​ ​makes​ ​the​ ​reader​​ ​​picture​ ​the​ ​volcano’s​ ​visitors​ ​entering​ ​the spectacular​ ​crater​ ​into​ ​the​ ​depths​ ​of​ ​the​ ​earth. ● “volcanoes​ ​were​ ​portals​ ​to​ ​Hell​ ​and​ ​associated​ ​with​ ​death​ ​and destruction”.​ ​It​ ​transmit​ ​frightened​ ​feelings​ ​and​ ​it's​ ​a​ ​pretty​ ​visual because​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​can​ ​picture​ ​people​ ​walking​ ​to​ ​the​ ​volcano,​ ​to​ ​hell. ● “the​ ​size​ ​of​ ​a​ ​cathedral​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Statue​ ​of​ ​Liberty​ ​could​ ​easily​ ​fit​ ​into​ ​the shaft”.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​visual​ ​image​ ​as​ ​well,​ ​but​ ​this​ ​one​ ​suggest​ ​the​ ​size​ ​of​ ​the crater. ● “The​ ​colour​ ​intensifies​ ​in​ ​certain​ ​places​ ​where​ ​4000​ ​years​ ​ago​ ​the magma​ ​was​ ​pushed​ ​out​ ​with​ ​brutal​ ​force”.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​visual,​ ​but​ ​also​ ​an auditory​ ​and​ ​​ ​kind​ ​of​ ​tactile​ ​imagery​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​Auditory​ ​since​ ​we​ ​can imagine​ ​all​ ​the​ ​scandalous​ ​and​ ​the​ ​noises​ ​of​ ​the​ ​magma​ ​being​ ​pushed out.​ ​Tactile​ ​because​ ​though​ ​no​ ​one​ ​is​ ​going​ ​to​ ​touch​ ​the​ ​lava,​ ​we perceive​ ​movement. ● “The​ ​protruding​ ​rock​ ​faces​ ​show​ ​a​ ​tapestry​ ​of​ ​patterns​ ​and​ ​formations that​ ​have​ ​been​ ​moulded​ ​by​ ​heat,​ ​pressure​ ​and​ ​time”.​ ​This​ ​suggest​ ​a tactile​ ​image​ ​because​ ​it​ ​refers​ ​to​ ​temperature. ● “A​ ​light​ ​rain​ ​weeps​ ​from​ ​the​ ​porous​ ​rock​ ​above​ ​and​ ​covers​ ​the​ ​crater sides​ ​with​ ​a​ ​shine​ ​that​ ​makes​ ​it​ ​sparkle”.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​visual​ ​and​ ​auditory image​ ​since​ ​we​ ​can​ ​picture​ ​what​ ​it​ ​is​ ​being​ ​described,​ ​but​ ​imagining the​ ​tiny​ ​drops​ ​sound​ ​too.
  6. 6. 2.​ ​​ ​Explain​ ​the​ ​meaning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​words​ ​in​ ​bold.​ ​Use​ ​synonyms​ ​to explain​ ​them. ● Extortionate:​ ​grossly​ ​excessive​ ​/​ ​exorbitant.​ ​Example:​ ​I​ ​can​ ​not​ ​buy that​ ​chocolate​ ​because​ ​of​ ​it’s​ ​extortionate​ ​price.​ ​In​ ​this​ ​text,​ ​this​ ​word refers​ ​to​ ​the​ ​extortionate​ ​cost​ ​of​ ​going​ ​to​ ​visit​ ​the​ ​dormant​ ​volcano.​ ​The cost​ ​is​ ​your​ ​life,​ ​since​ ​the​ ​trip​ ​is​ ​partly​ ​risky. ● Spellbound:​ ​Bound​ ​by​ ​​ ​/​ ​enchanted​ ​/​ ​fascinated.​ ​Example:​ ​She​ ​was spellbound​ ​by​ ​her​ ​friend’s​ ​clothing.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​text​ ​this​ ​word​ ​is​ ​used​ ​to reflect​ ​the​ ​fascination​ ​Stefansson​ ​had​ ​when​ ​he​ ​saw​ ​the​ ​uniqueness​ ​and beauty​ ​of​ ​the​ ​natural​ ​phenomenon. ● Unlike:​ ​Different​ ​/​ ​not​ ​alike.​ ​Example:​ ​I​ ​like​ ​chocolate,​ ​unlike​ ​Margui who​ ​doesn’t. ● Awe-inspiring:​ ​something​ ​magnificent​ ​/​ ​spectacular​ ​.​ ​Example:​ ​an​ ​awe inspiring​ ​cathedral.​ ​In​ ​this​ ​case,​ ​the​ ​volcano​ ​is​ ​the​ ​awe-inspiring​ ​thing. ● Overwhelm:​ ​To​ ​overcome​ ​completely​ ​in​ ​mind​ ​or​ ​feeling.​ ​Example: Roman​ ​troops​ ​were​ ​overwhelmed​ ​by​ ​barbarians. ● Dormant:​ ​Lying​ ​asleep​ ​or​ ​as​ ​if​ ​asleep​ ​/​ ​inactive.​ ​Example:​ ​The lecturer's​ ​sudden​ ​shout​ ​woke​ ​the​ ​dormant​ ​audience.​ ​However,​ ​in​ ​this text,​ ​refers​ ​to​ ​the​ ​dormant​ ​volcano. ● Soul-Enriching:​ ​It’s​ ​a​ ​compound​ ​adjective​ ​which​ ​represents​ ​the fulfilment​ ​of​ ​soul​ ​by​ ​doing​ ​good​ ​deeds​ ​and​ ​having​ ​good​ ​thoughts.​ ​In the​ ​text,​ ​it​ ​means​ ​that​ ​the​ ​visit​ ​to​ ​the​ ​volcano​ ​is​ ​so​ ​amazing​ ​that​ ​it​ ​fulfil your​ ​soul. 3.​ ​​Finish​ ​these​ ​sentences​ ​in​ ​an​ ​appropriate​ ​way. If​ ​I​ ​hadn’t​ ​visited​ ​Mary​ ​last​ ​week,……​I​ ​wouldn’t​ ​have​ ​passed​ ​my​ ​history​ ​exam ……………………………………………………………
  7. 7. If​ ​I​ ​could​ ​help​ ​Sue,……………​I​ ​would​ ​have​ ​already​ ​helped her​……………………………………………………………………….. You​ ​need​ ​to​ ​study​ ​more​ ​if​ ​……………………………​you​ ​want​ ​to​ ​pass​ ​the exam​……………………………………………. Why​ ​don’t​ ​you​ ​go​ ​to​ ​the​ ​doctor​ ​if……………………​you​ ​are​ ​having​ ​a headache​…………………………………………? Suppose​ ​you​ ​had​ ​the​ ​chance​ ​of​ ​moving​ ​abroad,………………​where​ ​would​ ​you go​………………………………..? Jack​ ​can​ ​lend​ ​you​ ​the​ ​money​ ​as​ ​long​ ​as………………​you​ ​return​ ​it​ ​next week​…………………………………………….. I​ ​wish​ ​I………………………​were​ ​taller​………………………………….(BE)​ ​taller.​ ​I​ ​would​ ​love to​ ​work​ ​as​ ​a​ ​model. I​ ​wish​ ​you…………………​stopped​………………………………..(stop)​ ​smoking.​ ​It’s​ ​bad​ ​for your​ ​health. 4.​ ​​Writing​ ​Task Compare​ ​the​ ​two​ ​main​ ​characters​ ​of​ ​​More​ ​than​ ​just​ ​the​ ​disease​​ ​and​ ​​Face​.​ ​What​ ​do they​ ​have​ ​in​ ​common?​ ​Write​ ​a​ ​paragraph​ ​(90-100​ ​words)Include​ ​at​ ​least​ ​one conditional​ ​sentence​ ​and​ ​one​ ​compound​ ​adjective.​ ​Include​ ​at​ ​least​ ​three​ ​of​ ​the following​ ​terms: grope​ ​for​ ​–​ ​overcast-​ ​to​ ​prune-​ ​to​ ​scold-​ ​nosy-​ ​sip-​ ​to​ ​shiver-​ ​to​ ​hum-​ ​to​ ​quiver- reluctant-​ ​to​ ​coax-​ ​gloomy-​ ​to​ ​gleam-​ ​scorching​ ​hot-​ ​rusty-​ ​to​ ​scratch. The​ ​principal​ ​characters​ ​of​ ​both​ ​stories,​ ​“More​ ​than​ ​just​ ​the​ ​Disease”​ ​and​ ​“Face”​ ​are developing​ ​characters.​ ​Martin​ ​was​ ​arrogant,​ ​selfish,​ ​racist​ ​and​ ​rude.​ ​He​ ​felt​ ​superior
  8. 8. because​ ​he​ ​was​ ​good-looking.​ ​Once​ ​his​ ​face​ ​was​ ​burnt,​ ​he​ ​changed,​ ​though​ ​not​ ​from the​ ​beginning.​ ​At​ ​first​ ​he​ ​wished​ ​he​ ​hadn’t​ ​entered​ ​to​ ​the​ ​car,​ ​so​ ​that​ ​he​ ​hadn't​ ​had taken​ ​part​ ​of​ ​such​ ​a​ ​terrible​ ​accident.​ ​But​ ​at​ ​the​ ​end,​ ​he​ ​mature,​ ​he​ ​found​ ​real​ ​friends and​ ​his​ ​own​ ​personality.​ ​At​ ​the​ ​same​ ​time,​ ​Neil​ ​is​ ​a​ ​developing​ ​character​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​His skin​ ​problem​ ​made​ ​him​ ​wished​ ​to​ ​scratch​ ​or​ ​even​ ​prune​ ​his​ ​damaged​ ​skin,​ ​though​ ​at the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​story,​ ​he​ ​accepts​ ​himself​ ​the​ ​way​ ​he​ ​truly​ ​is.   By​ ​Juana​ ​Pérez​ ​Muniz 

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