Part 1. Look and read. Choose the correct words and write them on the lines.
Part 2. Choose the best correct answer to complete the sentence.
Part 3. Read the conversation and choose the best answer. Write letter A-H for each answer.
Emma: Hello, Saral! What are you doing here?
Emma: Where did you stay? Somewhere exciting?
Saral: Yes, lots
Emma: What did you do there?
Emma: Wow! I‘ve never done that. ___(21)___…………...
Saral: No, I fell over a lot at first but I love it now. It‘s exciting.
Emma: It sounds great. Well, I‘m here to meet my uncle.
Emma: Oh, yes! Bye. I‘ll phone you later.
A. If you like. Good idea!
B. Did you have fun there?
C. Yes, in a big house in the mountain
D. Hello, I’ve just come home from our holiday
E. Was it easy?
F. Lots of different things but I liked skating best
G. Yes, he does, but only in the holiday
H. Is that him? The man who’s waving?
Part 4. Read and choose a word from the box. Write the correct word next to numbers 1-6
One day last winter, it snowed very hard so we couldn't go to school. My sister, Katy, and I went outside to play. It was very ___(23)___ cold but we had fun and made a snowman. We used two potatoes for his ___(24)___ eyes and a carrot for his nose. Then Katy said, 'Let's have a race down the hill behind our house!' We ___(25)___ pulled our sledges up the hill, sat on them and raced back down again. Katy went very fast. 'Help!' she shouted suddenly. 'I can't stop!' She only stopped when she ___(26)___ hit our snowman. She was OK, but the snowman lost his head! We went to have our lunch after that, and in the afternoon, our friend, Fred, phoned us. 'There's a competition to make the best snowman,' he said. We were ___(27)___ excited about that! We went back to our snowman and made a new head for him. He looked great again and we ___(28)___ won the competition!
It was great!
Part 5. Read the passage and choose A, B, C or D
Few people can embody the spirit of early America as much as Benjamin Franklin. He lived through almost the whole of the eighteenth century, being born six years after it began, and dying ten years before it ended. In this time he saw the American colonies grow from tiny settlements into a nation, and he also contributed much to the development of the new state.
At the age of 17 Franklin ran away to Philadelphia. He had already received some training as a printer‘s apprentice, and this helped him seven years later, with his first publication, the Pennsylvania Gazette. He also received a contract to do government printing work, which helped him to rise from his poor background to become a successful entrepreneur. Some of his experience in business was shared in his famous Poor Richard‘s Almanak, which established his reputation throughout the American colonies. In another of his works, the Autobiography, which was written toward the end of his life, he shows the same quiet common sense.
He was deeply interested in science and natural history, and his experiments with electricity and lightning led directly to the invention of the lightning rod. He was also interested in improving the conditions of his fellow men. He was involved in a number of projects in his native Philadelphia, including the setting up of a library, a university, a philosophical society, and - because he was a pragmatic man - a fire prevention service. In 1753 he became Postmaster-General of the colonies.
Through this experience he began to develop the idea that the colonies of North America should be a single nation. Later, he went to London to try to persuade the British government to change the conditions, especially the taxes, that later led the American colonists into rebellion.
Whatever Benjamin Franklin‘s personal feelings about the rebellion of the American states, he worked hard to make it succeed. As ambassador to France, he encouraged the French to help George
Washington. After the war he attended the American constitutional congress. This was his last contribution, for he died later that year. He is still fondly remembered by Americans as one of the creators of the United States.