Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Use of English


PART FOUR. KEY WORD 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. An example (0) has been done for you. (5 points)

0.    "Where do you think he is?" she said.
WONDERED
She __wondered where he was___ .

1.    His condition improved so rapidly he went home four days after the operation
SUCH
There ____________________________________ in his condition he went home four days after the operation

2.    "Let's eat out tomorrow," said Chris
SUGGESTED
Chris_____________________________ day.

3. I am not a rich man. Therefore I didn't buy you a present
IF
I would  _________________________________________ I were a rich man.

4. Rumour had it that he had resigned due to the strain he was under.
TO
He ________________________________________ of the strain he was under.
5.   His wallet isn't here so I'm sure it was stolen.
      MUST
His wallet ______________________________ since it isn't here.



















PART ONE. MULTIPLE CHOICE CLOZE. Read the text below. For questions 1-10, decide which answer (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. (10 points)
                                              
Burglars beware! Don't touch the food

It seems that a burglar's (0) inability to say no to his stomach could go a long way towards (1)__________ him behind bars. Indeed, (2)___________ a crime actually seems to work (3)__________ an appetite. According to a 1973 article in the British Dental Journal, "Criminals appear to be unable to resist food, chocolate or fruit that they find on (4)___________ into which they enter illegally. There's also a (5)______________ to leave, at the site, the (6)__________ portions." For years, forensic experts have examined these food traces in the (7)___________ of finding bite-mark evidence, but with DNA identification now (8)____________, investigators try to uncover molecular fingerprints as well. A handful of criminals have been (9)_____________ this way in the past ten years.
Californian researchers recently wanted to test the (10)____________ of recovering DNA from foods. They organized a dinner party in which guests were asked to limit themselves to a few bites of whatever they fancied and leave the remains behind. Cheese, carrots, apples and pizza returned the most complete DNA profiles while chocolate was virtually useless. The researchers think the chocolate failure was more to do with the fact that the pieces were small, meaning that less saliva was left behind.

 0         A   ability                   B   inability               C   capacity               D   capability
 1         A   getting                  B   sending               C   putting                 D   setting
 2         A   enacting              B   realizing              C   committing          D   performing
 3         A   out                       B   in                          C   up                         D   around
 4         A   houses                B   locations             C   grounds              D   premises
 5         A   habit                     B   tendency             C   behaviour                       D   likelihood
 6         A   unconsumed      B   consumed          C   uneatable                       D   inedible
 7         A   reason                 B   chance                C   hope                    D   view
 8         A   commonplace    B   regular                 C   typical                  D   average
 9         A   confirmed                       B   accused              C   indicted               D   convicted
10       A   dependency       B   reliability              C   suitability             D   methodology























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).

Too late to learn?

After I had fallen over for the eighth(0) time in 25 minutes, I realized I (1)_________ not be able to teach myself to ski. I had fallen forwards, backwards and to both sides. I had landed on my wrists, arms, knees, thighs and shoulders and it seemed there were no new ways left to fall, (2)________ I got in the way of other learners and (3)__________ knocked down by someone else. I asked a friend (4)__________ I could do to improve my technique. “Stop crashing into things,” she said, at (5)___________ point I gave up. I tucked my skis under one arm, dropped them, tucked them under the other and stomped home through the snow in my very uncomfortable snow boots. (6)____________ my anger, I booked a lesson with an instructor called Jane (7)__________ was surprised that a 37-year-old could live life with no coordination. It was this disability that meant my first lesson was widely unsuccessful. The difference between skiing and sliding out of control down a steep hill is the ability to ‘snowplough’, meaning that you have to position the skis in an open V-shape with the apex parallel to your nose. If you (8)_________ make a snowplough, you simply aren’t going to stop. I found (9)__________ impossible to turn my feet to the correct angle, and when I finally did make a V-shape, it was (10)__________ wide I could not move out of it! Jane was unimpressed.



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)

Community Centre Summer Events
June 3rd sees the opening of an incredible (0) exhibition (EXHIBIT) of photographs by professional photographer and local (1)___________ (RESIDE), John Taylor. In the 50 years that John has been taking photographs, he has amassed a (2)___________ (VISION) fascinating record of village life. The show is (3)___________ (TITLE) History Through The Lens and includes nostalgic portraits of local people and hypnotic images of the landscape. There is also a section on (4)___________ (HISTORY) important events which is equally fascinating. Another (5)___________ (COME) event is a book reading by author Maria Treadway. You may know Maria as a children’s writer, but over the last three years she has (6)_____________ (DIVERSE) into adult fiction. Her novels, all set in the 17th century, are both entertaining and highly (7)_____________ (INFORM). Maria has often admitted in the past to being a (8)____________ (PERFECT) and she carries out extensive research before she writes. On June 9th, she will be reading from her latest novel The Last Key, which is arguably her best work to date. This is a really (9)__________ (MISS) evening so be sure to book well in advance. (10)____________ (ADMIT) to both events is $10 for adults and free for pensioners.





KEY

PART ONE.  MULTIPLE CHOICE. 

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

  PART TWO.  OPEN CLOZE. 


0.
time
---
---
---------------
---

1.
would

6.
Despite


2.
unless

7.
who


3.
was

8.
cannot


4.
what

9.
it


5.
which

10.
so


  PART THREE.  WORD BUILDING. 


0.
exhibition
-----
-----
--------------------

1.
resident

6.
diversified

2.
visually

7.
informative

3.
entitled

8.
perfectionist

4.
historically

9.
unmissable

5.
upcoming

10.
Admission (U)










PART FOUR. KEY WORD 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. An example (0) has been done for you. (5 points)

0.    "Where do you think he is?" she said.
WONDERED
She __wondered where he was___ .

1. His condition improved so rapidly he went home four days after the operation
SUCH
There __was such a rapid improvement__ in his condition he went home four days after the operation

2."Let's eat out tomorrow," said Chris
SUGGESTED
Chris_suggested eating out the next/following__ day.

3.I am not a rich man. Therefore I didn't buy you a present
IF
I would  _have bought you a present if________ I were a rich man.

4. Rumour had it that he had resigned due to the strain he was under.
TO
He _was rumoured to have resigned because__ of the strain he was under

5.   His wallet isn't here so I'm sure it was stolen.
      MUST
His wallet __must have been stolen______ since it isn't here.


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