Wednesday, 17 January 2018

First term exam



PART FOUR. TRANSFORMATIONS. For questions 1-5, 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 three and six words, including the word given. (5 points)

Example:
0 The emergency chute hasn’t been working for a week.
ORDER
The emergency chute HAS BEEN OUT OF ORDER for a week.

1. By closing down the second warehouse we can save money and save jobs.
ENABLE
Closing down the second warehouse _________________________ costs and save jobs.

2. We would like you to pay for the delivery of this special order before you receive it.
IF
We would appreciate _____________________________ advance for the delivery of this special order.

3. Scientists think that there is nothing on that planet to suggest there is any life there.
SIGN
According to scientists, there appears _______________________________________ life on that planet

4. It is now 24 hours since Mr  Williams's boat sank and people think that there is little likelihood he will survive.
CHANCES
It is now 24 hours since Mr Williams's boat sank and his ________________________________ to be slim.

5. I regret not having the feeling of achieving anything after reaching the summit but I was too exhausted.
SENSE
I wish I ______________________________________ after reaching the summit summit but I was too exhausted.





ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES                                                 CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL AVANÇAT
ILLES BALEARS                                                                                                                             MOCK EXAM
DEPARTAMENT D'ANGLÈS                                                                   USE OF ENGLISH TIME            75’

Please write all your answers on the ANSWER SHEET provided.

PART ONE. MULTIPLE CHOICE CLOZE. Read the text below. For questions 1-15, decide which word (A, B, C, or D) best fits each blank space.  Write the letter only of your choice on the ANSWER SHEET. An example (0) has been done for you. (15 points)
                                              
Peer Pressure

One of the ---(0)--- influences on children today is that of their peers.  What their classmates think, how they dress, and how they act in class and out of it ---(1)--- the behaviour of nearly every child at school. In their ---(2)--- not to be different, some children go so ---(3)--- as to hide their intelligence and ability in case they are made ---(4)--- of.  Generally, children do not want to stand out from the ---(5)---.  They want to ---(6)--- in, to be accepted.  In psychological ---(7)---, the importance of peer pressure cannot be overemphasized.  There is a lot of evidence that it has great ---(8)--- on all aspects of children’s lives, from the clothes they wear, the music they listen to, and their ---(9)--- to schooling to their ---(10)--- of self-worth. However, as children grow up into adolescents, individuality becomes more acceptable, ---(11)--- even, and in their ---(12)--- for their own personal style, the teenager and young adult will begin to experiment and be more willing to ---(13)--- the risk of rejection by the group.  Concern about intellectual prowess and ---(14)--- good exam results can dominate as the atmosphere of competition develops and worries about the future ---(15)--- any fears if appearing to be too brainy.

 0         A   hardest                B   strongest           C   heaviest              D   fattest
 1         A   affect                    B   result                    C   impress               D   vary
 2         A   actions                 B   steps                    C   measures            D   efforts
 3         A   long                     B   distant                 C   far                         D   much
 4         A   joke                      B   laugh                   C   fun                                   D   ridicule
 5         A   party                     B   crowd                   C   circle                    D   band
 6         A   set                        B   fall                                    C   get                                    D   fit
 7         A   terms                    B   words                   C   points                  D   means
 8         A   running               B   bearing                C   meaning             D   standing
 9         A   opinion                B   consideration     C   attitude                D   view
10       A   reaction               B   sense                  C   impression          D   awareness
11       A   desirable             B   bearable              C   tolerable              D   likeable
12       A   hunt                     B   chase                  C   course                 D   search
13       A   carry                     B   run                       C   bring                    D   cope
14       A   succeeding         B   achieving                       C   earning               D   winning
15       A   overthrow                        B   overflow              C   overbalance       D   override













PART TWO. OPEN CLOZE.  Read the text below. For each blank space 1-10, decide which ONE word best completes the text. Write your answers on the ANSWER SHEET. An example (0) has been done for you. (10 points).

                                               Shakespeare’s Legacy

Today, --(0)-- a whole industry out ---(1)--- prove he didn’t pen all his works, Shakespeare’s poetry and plays remain the most read and studied in the world. His seemingly inexhaustible stream of words have infiltrated every dictionary, he has inspired generations of writers, and there is a theatre (The Globe) as well as  a theatre company (The Royal Shakespeare Company) devoted ---(2)--- putting on his plays year after year.  A more unlikely tribute is that Shakespeare is the ---(3)--- filmed author ever.  A massive 309 films are based on his masterpieces, and top actors consider playing such mighty roles ---(4)--- honour. But Shakespeare’s legacy is not as much revealed in his big productions as in the ---(5)--- he spoke to the masses. ---(6)--- the surface, he wrote for the working classes, while  ensuring that ---(7)--- intelligent parodies and controversial political statements were included that ---(8)--- touch the upper classes.  He questioned society’s wrongs and his messages were clear.  Perhaps the main reason ---(9)--- Shakespeare lives on is that the subjects he tackled, ---(10)--- class warfare, prejudice and male chauvinism, remain relevant.

PART THREE. WORD BUILDING.  For each blank space you are given words in their basic form. Decide on the correct form of each word and write it in the corresponding space on the ANSWER SHEET.  Make sure your spelling on the answer sheet is clear and unambiguous. An example (0) has been done for you. (10 points)

Little Moments, Big Magic

     Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s most (0) __________ (EFFECT) youth-service organization and has been in operation for nearly a century.  Our service is (1)___________ (DEPEND) on our many valuable volunteers.  We have a proven track record for creating relationships that are (2)___________ (BENEFIT) for both adults and children.
       Youth (3)____________ (DEVELOP) experts agree that, parents aside, children need additional caring adults in their lives.  BBBS works (4)_________ (CLOSE) with parents to match every child with a compatible and (5)____________ (SUPPORT) Big Brother or Big Sister.
       Although potential ‘Bigs’ are screened and supervised to (6)________ (SURE) that all relationships are safe and (7)___________ (REWARD), the only real (8)__________(REQUIRE) is a willingness to make and share in some fun with a new friend.  Our volunteers (9)______________ (CONSISTENT) say that being a participant in BBBS is as (10)____________ (ENJOY) for them as for the ‘Littles’.
PART FOUR. KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS. You will find part IV on the back of the answer sheet.
ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES                                                           CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL AVANÇAT
ILLES BALEARS                                                                                                                                  MOCK EXAM DEPARTAMENT D'ANGLÈS                                                                            USE OF ENGLISH TIME         75’
KEY

PLEASE WRITE YOUR ANSWERS HERE.  DO NOT WRITE ON THE SHADED AREA.
NAME: ___________________________________  MARK: __________ / 40
PART ONE.  MULTIPLE CHOICE.  Peer Pressure

0.
A
B
C
D

1.
A
B
C
D

2.
A
B
C
D

3.
A
B
C
D

4.
A
B
C
D

5.
A
B
C
D

6.
A
B
C
D

7.
A
B
C
D

8.
A
B
C
D

9.
A
B
C
D

10.
A
B
C
D

11.
A
B
C
D

12.
A
B
C
D

13.
A
B
C
D

14.
A
B
C
D

15.
A
B
C
D

  PART TWO.  OPEN CLOZE.  Shakespeare’s Legacy


0.
despite
---
---
---------------
---

1.
to

6.
on


2.
to

7.
some/ many


3.
most

8.
would/ could


4.
an

9.
why


5.
way/manner

10.
like


  PART THREE.  WORD BUILDING.  Little Moments, Big Magic


0.
effective
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-----
--------------------

1.
dependent

6.
ensure

2.
beneficial

7.
rewarding

3.
development

8.
requirement

4.
closely

9.
consistently

5.
supportive

10.
enjoyable

PART FOUR. TRANSFORMATIONS. For questions 1-5, 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 three and six words, including the word given. (5 points)

Example:
0 The emergency chute hasn’t been working for a week.
ORDER
The emergency chute HAS BEEN OUT OF ORDER for a week.

1. By closing down the second warehouse we can save money and save jobs.
ENABLE
Closing down the second warehouse ___will enable us to cut_____ costs and save jobs.

2. We would like you to pay for the delivery of this special order before you receive it.
IF
We would appreciate ______it if you paid in OR it if you would/could pay in ________ advance for the delivery of this special order.

3. Scientists think that there is nothing on that planet to suggest there is any life there.
SIGN
According to scientists, there appears _____to be no sign of_______ life on that planet

4. It is now 24 hours since Mr  Williams's boat sank and people think that there is little likelihood he will survive.
CHANCES
It is now 24 hours since Mr Williams's boat sank and his ___chances of survival/surviving are thought____ to be slim.

5. I regret not having the feeling of achieving anything after reaching the summit but I was too exhausted.
SENSE
I wish I __had felt/had a sense of achievement____ after reaching the summit summit but I was too exhausted.

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