I. Choose the word (A, B, C or D) that has the underlined part pronunced differently from the others in each group. (5 points)
II. Choose the word (A, B, C or D) whose main stress pattern is not the same as that of the others. (5 points)
B. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR
I. Choose the best answers to completes each sentence.
II. Give the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
1. The man at the corner table (glance) ___(21)___ my way to see if I (listen) ___(22)___.
2. When I (look) ___(23)___ at my suitcase, I could see that somebody (try) ___(24)___ to open it.
3. I don’t know what’s the matter with him. He (act) ___(25)___ funny since you (be) ___(26)___ away.
4. Scarcely they (move) ___(27)___ into the new house when their friends (come) ___(28)___ in.
5. Just as I (wonder) ___(29)___ what to do next, the phone (ring) ___(30)___.
III. Give the correct form of the verbs to complete the passage.
IV. Fill in each blank with a suitable prepostion.
I. Read the passage below and choose the best answer for each question.
Man is a land animal, but he is also closely tied to the sea. Throughout history the sea has served the need of man. The sea has provided man with food and a convenient way to travel to many parts of the world. Today, nearly two thirds of the world’s population live within 80 kms of the sea coast.
In the modern technological world, the sea offers many resources to help mankind survive. Resources on land are beginning to be used up. The sea, however, still can be hoped to supply many of man’s needs. The list of riches of the sea yet to be developed by man’s technology is impressive. Oil and gas explorations have been carried out for nearly 30 years. A lot of valuable minerals exist on the ocean floor ready to be mined.
Fish farming promises to be a good way to produce large quantities of food. The culture of fish and shellfish is an ancient skill practised in the past mainly by Oriental people.
Besides oil and gas, the sea may offer new sources of energy. Experts believe that the warm temperature of the ocean can be used in a way similar to the steam in a steamship. Ocean currents and waves offer possible use as a source of energy.
Technology is enabling man to explore ever more deeply under the sea. The development of strong, new materials has made this possible.
The technology to harvest the sea continues to improve. Experts believe that by the year 2050s the problems that prevent us from fully exploiting the food, minerals, and energy sources of the sea will be largely solved.
II. Read the text and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each space.
The problem of homelessness is an international one. In the capital cities of the world, the ___(56)___ of people begging on the streets is becoming increasingly ___(57)___. But all over the world, homeless people are taking the future into their own ___(58)___. By selling “street papers” they no longer need to beg for a ___(59)___.
The concept of the street paper is ___(60)___. It is sold by homeless and ex-homeless people who buy it at a ___(61)___ price of 30 p and sell it to the public for 70 p, keeping 40 p for themselves. If they have no money, then they can get the first ten copies on ___(62)___ and pay for them later. Every paper seller receives training and is given a special ___(63)___ badge.
The paper itself ___(64)___ articles of general and social interest, film and book ___(65)___, cartoons and the ___(66)___ celebrity interview. Advertising and sales ___(67)___ most of the income, and all profits go ___(68)___ into helping homeless people.
The Big Issue is the street paper of the British homeless. It was set up in 1991 and ___(69)___ then it has helped hundreds of people to get ___(70)___ the streets and back into society.
III. Fill in each blank with one suitable word to complete this passage.
ADVICE TO YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT TO START WORK
In these days of high unemployment, it is often difficult ___(71)___ young people to find a job. If they are lucky ___(72)___ to be asked to go for an interview, they may find ___(73)___ there are at least 20 other applicants for the ___(74)___. If a company is thinking of offering ___(75)___ a job, they will ask you for at least one reference from either your previous employer ___(76)___ someone who knows you well. ___(77)___ taking up your job, you may have to sign a contract. You will probably have to do some training, ___(78)___ help you to do the job more successfully. Once you have decided that this is your chosen career, you will then have to work ___(79)___ to try and get promotion, which usually brings more responsibility and more money! If you are unlucky, you may be made redundant, and not be able to find ___(80)___ job. It is also a good idea to pay some money into a pension scheme, which will help you to look after yourself and your family when you are retired. Finally, good luck!