Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Initial Evaluation



ADVANCED 2                                                                                                         USE OF ENGLISH
                                                                                                                                                         TIME   75’
NAME: ______________________________________________________________

PART ONE. OPEN CLOZE. Fill each of the blanks in the following passage with one suitable word
(0)__At___ sixteen Henry Vincent was separated from his family (1)_______ a result of the war. He wandered aimlessly from (2)_________  country to another (3)_________ finally settling down in Australia, (4)________ he trained (5)________  an electronics engineer. He established his own business but it called for (6)_________ much work that marriage was out of the (7)_________.
His retirement suddenly (8)________ him realise (9)_______ lonely he was and he decided to (10)_________ up a hobby. With his interest (11)_________ electronics, amateur radio seemed a natural choice. He installed his own equipment and obtained a license and his call sign, (12)________ is the set of letters and numbers used to identify oneself when making radio contact with other radio amateurs all around the world.
Soon Henry had a great (13)________ contacts in far-off places. One in particular was a man in California with (14)________ he had much (15)________ common. One night the man in California happened to mention the village in Europe he (16)________ come from. Suddenly, Henry realised that this man was in fact his younger brother, Peter. At first, the two brothers did not know (17)________ to say but then little (18)________ little they filled in the details of their past lives and not long (19)________ Henry Vincent flew to California to (20)________ reunited with his brother.


PART TWO. 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.  Make sure your spelling is clear and unambiguous. An example (0) has been done for you.

The Driving Test
(0) _Unfortunately_ (FORTUNE) I knew I would have to (1) ___________(TAKE) my (2)___________ (DRIVE) test as soon as I saw the (3)___________ (EXAMINE). He didn't even say "hello" and seemed very (4)_____________ (FRIEND).  I was a little bit late I suppose as I had  (5)__________ (SLIGHT) (6)____________ (ESTIMATE) how long it would take me to get there. As usual in this (7)___________ (CROWD) city all the buses were (8)____________ (PACK) and I had had to wait more than twenty minutes before a (9)__________ (CONDUCT) would let me get on a bus. I knew apologising would be (10)_____________ (USE) so I just got in the car. (11)_________ (LUCK) I wasn't feeling (12)_____________ (PARTICULAR) nervous but this horrible man stared at me in (13)__________ (BELIEF) as I began to drive off. I put the car into gear, but it went (14)_________ (BACK) so fast I couldn't believe it- straight into a wall. I was so (15)__________ (APPOINT) when he told me I had failed that I thought I might cry.



PART THREE. MULTIPLE CHOICE CLOZE. Read the text below and choose the option that best corresponds to the blank.
Angela Douglas (adapted from The Independent)
ANGELADOUGLAS: When I met Bill, at a dinner party, it was six years after Kenny's (0)_______ . My first impression was 'Trouble'. Bill seemed to be smoking himself away while engaged in non-stop dialogue. I remember (1)__________ that he hardly stopped to draw breath. He was exhausting. I felt as though he was sucking up the oxygen in the room. For six months afterwards we tiptoed around each other with the odd phone call. He kept asking me out to see a movie, but I always lied and (2)________ him I was busy when I wasn't. I admit that he was often on my mind, but part of me was frightened.
My life carried on as usual, and I was commissioned to write a piece in America for the Sunday Telegraph. When it was published, Bill called and was very complimentary. I thanked him and then just put the phone down. When one of my friends heard what (3)________, she said: 'Bill's rung you and you're not even going on a date?' I called him back and we made arrangements to see (4)__________.
He (5)_________ me to see the dress rehearsal of Parsifal at Covent Garden. At 4am we were eating fried-egg sandwiches in my kitchen, when he said: 'You'd make somebody a wonderful wife, but I won't move until you ask me.' (6)_________ else was ever mentioned, but from that moment, six nights (7)________ seven, he was on my doorstep, and there were two phone calls a day.
I was (8)_________ with Bill, but I didn't want to ask any questions. He had to do it all in his own time. I didn't want a relationship (9)___________ it was going to be serious. Bill needed time and space to open up. In 1988, 10 days before Christmas, he moved in with me.
(10)__________ we're not married, in many ways (11)__________ a very conventional relationship. When we started living together, I realised just how much I'd missed having a real home-life. I run the house (12)_________ Bill has time for his work and to be creative. For both of us, work is our stimulus. Friends are always asking us (13)__________ getting married and Bill refers to me as his wife. Early on in our relationship I had a brief pregnancy, and, possibly, if I (14)___________ the baby, we might have married.
Bill travels a lot, (15)____________ isn't a problem because I love my solitude. But our greatest pleasure is to be here, in the house alone, or to go to movies. We treasure our time together and almost never entertain.
Bill's smoking upsets me terribly. Losing your husband is indescribably lousy, and I couldn't go through all that again. I feel it's so irresponsible of him to smoke (16)___________ he does. Sometimes I get really angry. I open all the windows and hang every bit of clothing in the garden. The other thing about him which drives me crazy is that he is (17)_________ procrastinator. Letters stay on Bill's desk unopened for three months. He (18)___________ to do something about it.
When Bill and I first met, I still had my mother. She was suffering from Alzheimer's disease but (19)____________ that she didn't want to die until she'd seen me settled. In the summer of 1990, she stayed with us for a while. (20)__________ her illness, she could see how happy we were, and I remember her saying to me: 'He's all man, Bill. He's got the lot. When's the wedding? You know I don't hold with long engagements.' When she passed away, Bill was wonderfully strong and supportive. I don't know what I'd have done without him. Halfway through your life, a relationship like ours is a wonderful bonus.
0. a) death                            b) died                                   c) dead                      d) dying
1. a) thinking                                   b) to think                             c) to notice                d) to have observed
2. a) said                               b) told to                                c) explained             d) told
3. a) I'd done                        b) I am doing                                    c) I've done               d) I'd do
4. a) ourselves                     b) one to the other              c) us                           d) each other
5. a) brought                        b) took                                   c) carried                   d) picked
6. a) Something                   b) Anything                           c) Nothing                 d) Everything
7. a) of                                   b) out of                                 c) per                          d) of each
8. a) fallen in love               b) in love                               c) loving                   d) felt in love
9. a) if                                    b) if not                                  c) unless                   d) otherwise
10. a) Even if                                   b) However                           c) In spite                  d) Although
11. a) ours is                        b) our is                                 c) us is                       d) we're
12. a) to                                 b) in order to                         c) so that                   d) so as to
13. a) are you                       b) you are                             c) when we are        d) when are we
14. a) hadn't lost                  b) wouldn't have lost          c) wouldn't lose       d) didn't lose
15. a) what                            b) which                                c) that                        d) it
16. a) as much as               b) so much                           c) how                                   d) like
17. a) such                           b) so                                      c) such a                   d) too much
18. a) must                           b) should                              c) could                     d) ought
19. a) used to saying          b) used to say                      c) was used to say  d) got used to say
20. a) Despite                      b) Despite of                        c) Even                      d) In spite

PART FOUR. KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS. 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.
1. I wanted to visit the place because of some pictures I saw of it.
MADE
Some pictures I saw of the place ________________________ to visit it.
2. I don't intend to stay here for long.
INTENTION
I _____________________________________ here for long.
3. I upset her unintentionally.
MEAN
I _____________________________________ her.
4. We told the waiter that we thought the food was unsatisfactory.
COMPLAINT
We ________________________________ the waiter about the food.
5. Eventually, we agreed to pay half of the bill each.
AGREEMENT
Eventually, we ____________________________ to pay half of the bill each.
6. Did she explain her strange behaviour last week?
EXPLANATION
Did she _______________________________ her strange behaviour last week?
7. Let's use this opportunity to sit down and rest.
ADVANTAGE
Let's ____________________________ to sit down and rest.
8. "Don't forget to bring your passport with you," I told her.
SURE
I told her _______________________________ to bring her passport with her.
9. I shut the door so that nobody would hear what I was saying.
PREVENT
I shut the door _________________________________ what I was saying.
10. I'll tell you about the course in general and then I'll give you some details.
GO
After I've told you about the course in general, ______________________ you some details.
11. I don't want to think about that problem now.
RATHER
I ______________________________________ about that problem now.
12. I'm not happy that they phoned me so late at night.
RATHER
I ______________________________________ me so late at night.
13. The authorities say that he can't stay in the country any longer.
LET
The authorities _______________________________ in the country any longer.
14. I'll lend you the money but you must give it back to me next week.
LONG
I'll lend you the money ______________________________ it back to me next week.
15. I've heard that they've been having money problems recently.
SUPPOSED
They _________________________ money problems recently.
16. "Why don't we go out for a meal tonight?," Joe Asked.
SUGGESTED
Joe____________________________ night .
17. The weather was so bad that we had to cancel the trip.
SUCH
We____________________________________ cancel the trip.
18. I thought her story was amazing.
WAS
I_______________________________ her story.
19. I didn't have an umbrella with me so I got wet.
IF
I__________________________________ an umbrella.
20. It's possible that she didn't understand the message.
MIGHT
She_________________________________ the message.
21. My wallet contained over €100. It was found in the street by a schoolboy.
FOUND
My wallet,__________________________________  over €100.
22. The bread was so delicious that I ate a whole loaf.
WAS
It________________________________ a whole loaf.
23. Old cities are beautiful although the streets are sometimes narrow and winding.
IN
Old cities_________________________________________________ streets.
24. I only found out the truth because I heard the two of them talking.
FOUND
If I _____________________________________________________ the truth
25. Two brothers started the business in the US in the 1950s.
SET
The business __________________________ two brothers in the US in the 1950s
KEY
PART ONE. OPEN CLOZE. Fill each of the blanks in the following passage with one suitable word
(0)__At___ sixteen Henry Vincent was separated from his family (1)_as____ a result of the war. He wandered aimlessly from (2)_one_____  country to another (3)_before/until__ finally settling down in Australia, (4)_where__ he trained (5)___as___  an electronics engineer. He established his own business but it called for (6)__so__ much work that marriage was out of the (7)_question__.
His retirement suddenly (8)__made__ him realise (9)_how___ lonely he was and he decided to (10)__take___ up a hobby. With his interest (11)__in____ electronics, amateur radio seemed a natural choice. He installed his own equipment and obtained a license and his call sign, (12)_which__ is the set of letters and numbers used to identify oneself when making radio contact with other radio amateurs all around the world.
Soon Henry had a great (13)_many___ contacts in far-off places. One in particular was a man in California with (14)_whom__ he had much (15)__in____ common. One night the man in California happened to mention the village in Europe he (16)_had___ come from. Suddenly, Henry realised that this man was in fact his younger brother, Peter. At first, the two brothers did not know (17)_what__ to say but then little (18)__by___ little they filled in the details of their past lives and not long (19)_afterwards_ Henry Vincent flew to California to (20)___be___ reunited with his brother.
PART TWO. WORD BUILDING. 
The Driving Test
(0) _Unfortunately_ (FORTUNE) I knew I would have to (1) __retake___(TAKE) my (2)__driving__ (DRIVE) test as soon as I saw the (3)_examiner__ (EXAMINE). He didn't even say "hello" and seemed very (4)_unfriendly__ (FRIEND).  I was a little bit late I suppose as I had  (5)_slightly (SLIGHT) (6)_underestimated_ (ESTIMATE) how long it would take me to get there. As usual in this (7)_overcrowded/crowded_ (CROWD) city all the buses were (8)_packed_ (PACK) and I had had to wait more than twenty minutes before a (9)_conductor_ (CONDUCT) would let me get on a bus. I knew apologising would be (10)_useless_ (USE) so I just got in the car. (11)_Luckily_ (LUCK) I wasn't feeling (12)_particularly_ (PARTICULAR) nervous but this horrible man stared at me in (13)_disbelief_ (BELIEF) as I began to drive off. I put the car into gear, but it went (14)_backwards_ (BACK) so fast I couldn't believe it- straight into a wall. I was so (15)_disappointed_ (APPOINT) when he told me I had failed that I thought I might cry.
PART THREE. MULTIPLE CHOICE CLOZE. Read the text below and choose the option that best corresponds to the blank.
Angela Douglas (adapted from The Independent)
0. a) death                            b) died                                   c) dead                      d) dying




1. a) thinking                       b) to think                             c) to notice                d) to have observed




2. a) said                               b) told to                                c) explained             d) told




3. a) I'd done                       b) I am doing                                    c) I've done               d) I'd do




4. a) ourselves                     b) one to the other              c) us                           d) each other




5. a) brought                        b) took                                  c) carried                   d) picked




6. a) Something                   b) Anything                          c) Nothing                d) Everything




7. a) of                                   b) out of                               c) per                         d) of each




8. a) fallen in love               b) in love                              c) loving                   d) felt in love




9. a) if                                    b) if not                                  c) unless                  d) otherwise




10. a) Even if                                   b) However                           c) In spite                  d) Although




11. a) ours is                       b) our is                                 c) us is                       d) we're




12. a) to                                 b) in order to                         c) so that                  d) so as to




13. a) are you                       b) you are                             c) when we are       d) when are we




14. a) hadn't lost                b) wouldn't have lost          c) wouldn't lose       d) didn't lose




15. a) what                           b) which                               c) that                        d) it




16. a) as much as              b) so much                           c) how                                   d) like




17. a) such                           b) so                                      c) such a                  d) too much




18. a) must                           b) should                              c) could                     d) ought




19. a) used to saying          b) used to say                    c) was used to say  d) got used to say




20. a) Despite                      b) Despite of                        c) Even                      d) In spite

PART FOUR. KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS. 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.
1. I wanted to visit the place because of some pictures I saw of it.
MADE




Some pictures I saw of the place _made me want_____ to visit it.
2. I don't intend to stay here for long.
INTENTION




I __have no/don't have any intention of staying__ here for long.
3. I upset her unintentionally.
MEAN




I __didn't mean to upset_____ her.
4. We told the waiter that we thought the food was unsatisfactory.
COMPLAINT




We __made a complaint to__ the waiter about the food.
5. Eventually, we agreed to pay half of the bill each.
AGREEMENT




Eventually, we _came to/made/reached an agreement___ to pay half of the bill each.
6. Did she explain her strange behaviour last week?
EXPLANATION




Did she _give an explanation for__________ her strange behaviour last week?
7. Let's use this opportunity to sit down and rest.
ADVANTAGE




Let's __take advantage of this opportunity______ to sit down and rest.
8. "Don't forget to bring your passport with you," I told her.
SURE




I told her _to make sure (that) she remembered__ to bring her passport with her.
9. I shut the door so that nobody would hear what I was saying.
PREVENT




I shut the door __to prevent anybody from hearing_____ what I was saying.
10. I'll tell you about the course in general and then I'll give you some details.
GO




After I've told you about the course in general, __I'll go on to give______ you some details.
11. I don't want to think about that problem now.
RATHER




I _would/'d rather not think________ about that problem now.
12. I'm not happy that they phoned me so late at night.
RATHER




I _would/'d rather they hadn't phoned____ me so late at night.
13. The authorities say that he can't stay in the country any longer.
LET




The authorities __won't let him stay______ in the country any longer.
14. I'll lend you the money but you must give it back to me next week.
LONG




I'll lend you the money _as long as you give____ it back to me next week.
15. I've heard that they've been having money problems recently.
SUPPOSED




They _are/'re supposed to have been having___ money problems recently.
16. "Why don't we go out for a meal tonight?," Joe Asked.
SUGGESTED




Joe_suggested going out that____ night .
17. The weather was so bad that we had to cancel the trip.
SUCH




We_had such bad weather that we had to__ cancel the trip.
18. I thought her story was amazing.
WAS




I_was amazed by/at__ her story.
19. I didn't have an umbrella with me so I got wet.
IF




I_wouldn't have got wet if I had had__ an umbrella.
20. It's possible that she didn't understand the message.
MIGHT




She__ might not have understood ___ the message.
21. My wallet contained over €100. It was found in the street by a schoolboy.
FOUND




My wallet,_ which was found in the street by a school boy, contained__  over €100.
22. The bread was so delicious that I ate a whole loaf.
WAS




It_ was such delicious bread that I ate__ a whole loaf.
23. Old cities are beautiful although the streets are sometimes narrow and winding.
IN




Old cities_ are beautiful in spite of the narrow winding___ streets.
24. I only found out the truth because I heard the two of them talking.
FOUND




If I __hadn't heard the two of them talking, I wouldn't have found out_____ the truth
25. Two brothers started the business in the US in the 1950s.
SET




The business _was set up by____ two brothers in the US in the 1950s