Listen to the conversation. Then answer questions 1-4.
1. What is the woman looking for? 2. What does the word “quality” mean? 3. Why does the woman choose the sweater? 4. What will happen next?
Listen to the conversation. Then answer questions 5-8.
6. What does the woman say about the recycling bin? 7. What does “habit” mean? 8. What will the man do to help improve the problem?
Listen to the conversation. Then answer questions 9-12.
9. What does the woman like about her job? 10. What does the woman say about travelling for work? 11. How does the man feel about being a dad? 12. Why did the man move out of the city?
Listen to the conversation. Then answer questions 13-16.
13. What does the woman say about cooking and working out? 14. What does the man say about lunch? 15. What is one way the man wants to create a healthy lifestyle? 16. How does the man feel about achieving a healthy lifestyle?
Listen to the conversation. Then answer questions 17-20.
17. What is the speaker’s point of view on life? 18. How did the speaker feel about preparing for this year-long trip? 19. What was the speaker’s goal in travelling? 20. According to the speaker, what is the most effective way to achieve a long-term goal? 1 out of 4
Grammar Choose the correct answer to complete the sentences.
21. They ____________ a lot of time together recently. 22. You ____________ have seen Brian yesterday. He’s out of town for work this week. 23. When I lived in London, I ____________ pick up a coffee and muffin on my way to work every morning. 24. They haven’t been to the market, ____________ ? 25. The plane ____________ for takeoff yet. 26. That was ____________ sandwich. I’m so full! 27. I ____________ have waited so long to start this project. Now I don’t have enough time. 28. He ____________ hungry. He ate the entire pizza by himself. 29. The information is not only incomplete ____________ inaccurate. 30. Everyone ____________ the party by the time Rebecca showed up. She was two hours late! 31. ____________ home at 5 pm today, so I can call you then. 32. You can’t wear shoes in the house. Please ____________ . 33. Sushi Lounge is closer to the office. ____________, Haru Sushi has better food. 34. If you ____________ more, your vocabulary would be better. 35. Please don’t touch the plates. They are ____________ . 36. The Jazz Fest is a festival ____________ every year. 37. We have ____________ money left, so we’re going to shop some more. 38. By the time we stopped for petrol, we ____________ driving for almost four hours. 39. He was late, ____________ was unusual. 40. By this time tomorrow, I ____________ in Paris and checked into the hotel. 41. If we ____________ earlier, we wouldn’t have missed the plane! 42. I wish ____________ harder when I was at university. 43. The package will ____________ by the time you get home. 44. The picture ____________ by a famous artist. 45. Sara told me she ____________ feeling well. She went home to rest. 46. We’ve ____________ milk. Do you have time to go to the shop? 47. I ____________ in Rome when I met Maurizio. 48. My dream is ____________ in London one day. 49. This is the watch ____________ on my twentieth birthday. 50. Anthony ____________ to be a doctor, but he decided to study business instead. 2 out of 4
VOCABULARY Choose the correct answer to complete the sentences.
51. I’ve never seen a painting like this before. It’s very ____________ . 52. The Jazz festival is a(n) ____________ event and happens every March. 53. I did well on the interview. I feel ____________ I got the job. 54. Welcome! It’s your first time here, right? Let me show you ____________ . 55. Paul is rich, so he can ____________ to buy nice things. 56. My visa was ____________, and my passport is ready. I’m going to China next week. 57. This place looks ____________ . I think I’ve been here before. 58. Could you ____________ me your car for a few days? 59. A: Do you know where Tom is?
B: I’m sure he’ll be here ____________ .
60. I’m so tired. I ____________ slept last night. 61. Kim is working out, eating right, and making great ____________ to keep a healthy lifestyle. 62. Many scientists spoke at the international ____________ about the environment. 63. ____________ enjoy the big end-ofseason sales. 64. It is my ____________ to take care of my parents. 65. Don’t forget to ____________ the light when you leave the room. 66. The car accident wasn’t my ____________ . The other driver hit me. 67. The white sneakers ____________ started on social media when a famous singer wore them. 68. I pay a £5.99 monthly ____________ to watch movies on this website. 69. Tom loves golf! This golf bag is a(n) ____________ gift. 70. Sophia is a very ____________ coach. She will lead the team to victory. 3 out of 4
Read an announcement about a bike share programme. Then answer questions 71-73.
Starting next week, a new bike share programme will be available in the city centre. Passes are £365 for the year, £15 for a week, and £5 for a day. To sign up for the yearly pass, register online and you will receive a personal key card in the post. You can purchase weekly and daily passes online or at any of our bike stations with a credit or debit card. PIN codes will be provided for these passes.
Please note that there is a one-hour time limit on bike usage at all times. After one hour, you will be charged £2 for each additional hour until the bike is returned. Bikes can be returned to any station, as long as there is available docking space. You can check bike or docking space availability on our website or download our app so you can access the information on your mobile phones.
We have partnered with several bike shops around town that offer discounts on safety items such as glasses, night lights, and helmets. Please be safe and don’t forget to wear your helmets. Show your bike pass or PIN code for in-store discounts.
71. Which of the following statements is true? 72. What is one rule for bike sharing?
Read two flat reviews. Then answer questions 74-76.
B. Thomas (2 days ago)
We have been living in the Essex Flats for about six months now. The biggest problem we have are the floors, as you can hear your neighbour’s every step. You will not just hear every step. You can feel it, too! At first we thought they just moved in and the noise would stop once they settle in, but it is never-ending. We finally had to ask our upstairs neighbour to try to be quieter, but she said that she can hear her upstairs neighbour as well. That is when we realised it must be the flooring. I can't work from home, and we can't even sleep because of sudden noises in the middle of the night. Our entire flat shakes. I have lived in various flats throughout the London area, and I have never experienced such constant disruption. Only consider living here if you will be living on the top floor. Otherwise, it’s a nice spacious flat in a convenient location near the town centre.
J. Miller (one month ago)
Although the bedrooms and living area are quite big, the kitchen is rather small. It’s difficult to move around when there’s more than one person in the room. My roommate and I enjoy cooking together, so this is a problem for us. There's some issue with the car park, and people who park on the lower level have a white substance falling on their cars. The windows don’t quite close completely, so we feel air coming through the cracks. This doesn’t help with our air conditioning and central heating bills. We hear our upstairs neighbours constantly. As if that weren’t enough, we hear our downstairs neighbours as well. I'm currently enjoying the musical tastes of the residents below us. Tonight's selection is Miles Davis’s classic "So What." Needless to say, we are not happy.
74. What is a common problem at the Essex Flats? 75. Why does J. Miller mention windows? 76. Which statement is most likely true based on the reviews?
Read an article about Tadao Ando. Then answer questions 77-80.
Tadao Ando is a well-known Japanese architect whose style is marked by a clean minimal look. His work can often be recognised by a sense of simplicity and focuses on inner feeling rather than outward appearance. Having been exposed to the religious culture of Buddhism in Japan, Ando became aware of relating architecture to spirituality and nature. In order to practise the idea of simplicity, Ando's architecture is mostly constructed with concrete and just a few other materials such as glass and steel.
A remarkable fact about Ando is that he is a self-taught architect. He was first inspired by the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright when he saw the Imperial Hotel on a trip to Tokyo in high school. After high school, Ando worked for a brief period as a professional boxer. He eventually decided to leave his boxing career to pursue architecture by taking evening classes to learn drawing and interior design. He visited buildings designed by renowned architects around the world before returning to Osaka in 1968 to establish his own design studio. Despite his self-taught educational background, Ando went on to receive the Pritzker Prize in 1995, widely recognised as architecture’s highest award. He has won other top awards in architecture, including the Praemium Imperiale, the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects.
Ando has designed everything from homes to churches to museums. Some of his best-known works include the Church of Light in Osaka, the Water Temple in Awaji Island, the Hill of Buddha Temple in Sapporo, and the Punta Della Dogana Museum in Venice. No matter what kind of building he is designing, Ando uses the same approach. To him, each space is a residence that houses a heart and a spirit. His only job is to make that sentiment visible, which has always been his guiding philosophy.
77. What is a distinguishing feature of Ando’s work? 78. What is significant about the fact that Ando received the Pritzker Prize? 79. What is one of Ando’s best-known works? 80. What is the main influence in Ando’s work? 4 out of 4