EGC7 – Final Exam – T48
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Section I: Questions and Answers
Complete the questions and answers with the correct auxiliary verb.
Example Where do you work?
In a design studio in the city centre.
1. A: you have a nice birthday?
B: Yes, I , thanks. We went out for dinner.
2. A:What Alan look like?
B: He’s tall and slim.
3. A: What you doing when we had the power cut?
B: I writing an email.
4. A: Tim working abroad at the moment?
B: No, he . He’s on holiday.
5. A: What colour eyes the baby got?
B: Blue, just like her dad.
6. A: What your new boss like?
B: She’s nice. Very friendly and easy-going.
7. A: you ever been to Cuba?
B: Yes, we . We went there last year.
8. A: What Annie like doing?
B: She enjoys reading and painting.
9. A: Why you answer the phone when I called you?
B: Sorry, I listening to music so I didn’t hear it.
10. A: Fiona been working here long?
B: No, she . She started about a month ago.
Section II: State and Activity Verbs
Complete the blog with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Sometimes more than one answer is possible.
A day in the life of …
My name’s Jake and I’m a student at Edinburgh University. I am studying (study) biology. Everyone (1) (think) that students have an easy life, but I (2) (work) really hard all the time. As well as my studies, I (3) (have) a part-time job in a restaurant. My friends and I (4) (enjoy) life in Edinburgh, but it isn’t all fun.
My day usually (5) (begin) at about 7.30, when I go for a run. My best friend, Ian, often (6) (come) with me. I (7) (arrive) at the university at about 9.15. When I (8) (not have) lectures, I’m expected to be at the lab to do my own research, so I never (9) (lie) in bed all day!
I (10) (not see) much of my friends at the moment, because we (11) (do) exams. We’re in our final year and we all (12) (want) to do well, so we (13) (study) hard. Some of my friends say they (14) (like) it, but I just find it really hard!
Help! It’s 5.30 and I need to get ready for work. It (15) (take) 20 minutes to get to the restaurant, so I (16) (not have) time to write any more.
Section III: Past Tenses and Present Perfect
Complete the conversation with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use the Past simple, Past perfect, Past continuous, or Present perfect (continuous).
L = Liz M = Mike
L: Hi Mike, I haven’t seen (not see) you for ages. How are you?
M: Well, I’m OK now, but I (1) (be) in hospital last month.
L: You’re kidding! What (2) (happen)?
M: I (3) (have) an accident while I (4) (enjoy) myself on holiday. I (5) (break) my foot after my friends and I (6) (be) in the resort for a week and I (7) (try) at least six different adventure sports.
L: So (8) you (hurt) yourself while you (9) (climb) or something?
M: Er, no. I (10) (slip) on the reception floor after the cleaner (11) (wash) it.
L: Oh, that’s awful!
M: Yeah, and all my mates (12) (think) it was very funny.
L: Poor Mike. Are you OK now?
M: My girlfriend (13) (look after) me since it happened, but I (14) (walk) with a stick for weeks. And I (15) not be) able to go to work since before my holiday.
L: What a shame. You (16) always (be) such an active guy.
M: Mmm, no more adventure sports for me for a while.
Section IV: Words that go together
Make an expression using by dragging a word to its correct pair.
Section V: Reading
A. Healed by the water: Budapest, Hungary
Budapest has got more than 100 thermal springs and some 50 swimming pools and medicinal spas, and the city boasts a tradition of bathing which began before Roman times. Just relax and spend your days soaking in thermal pools, sharing a steam bath with locals playing chess, or get health treatments, including massages from trained professionals. Budapest is guaranteed to make you feel healthy again!
B. Nights out on the party island: Ibiza, Spain
Thousands of young people make the annual pilgrimage to the island in search of nights on its dance floors and days on its splendid beaches. The 24-hour party lifestyle is still the main attraction, but there are some historic towns, rugged landscapes, and sandy beaches to explore as well.
C. Camping in the New Forest: Holmsley, England
The perfect campsite for a family holiday, with lots of space for children to play. Easily accessible by car. Well-equipped facilities make your camping holiday relaxing. Peace and quiet and a safe environment for children, and the seaside and other places of interest are only a short drive away.
D. Just you and the stars to guide you: Soria, Spain
If you like the idea of a cycling holiday exploring the beautiful, unspoilt Spanish region of Soria, but you enjoy being independent, there are holiday plans which allow you to set your own pace. Your cycle rides can be as challenging or as laid-back as you want them to be. Cycle on your own or with friends. Carry your own rucksack, or arrange luggage transfers with local tour companies for your nightly stopovers.
E. A traditional village life: Cyprus
Immerse your family in the traditional way of life in Cyprus: morning coffee in a local taverna, gardens with olive trees, and no tourists around. Live like the locals in a rented cottage, take walks in the countryside, even do a bit of gardening if that’s what you like – and relax. An unforgettable holiday experience for all members of the family. Airport transfers arranged on request.
F. Seven days, seven wonders: Italy
Explore the rich cultural heritage of Italy with a seven-day, seven-city package tour – with knowledgeable English-speaking guides telling you all you need to know about these centres of European civilization. Venice, Milan, Bologna, Florence, Verona, Rome, and Naples. Italy in a nutshell.
G. Speeding down the river: Slovenia
Do you enjoy an active holiday? Are you brave enough? Try white-water rafting on the fast-running mountain rivers of Slovenia.
The perfect setting to test how fit you are. Full training and assistance is provided to allow you to enjoy an unforgettable adventure.
True or False: Read the article. Decide if the statements are true (T) or false (F).
1. In Roman times, bathing was popular in Budapest.
2. Young people mainly go to Ibiza to explore historic towns and rugged landscapes.
3. The Holmsley campsite is not far by car from the sea.
4. The Soria region of Spain has been spoilt by tourism.
5. You can pay a company in Soria to transport luggage to your hotel.
6. On the Cyprus holiday, visitors stay at the taverna.
7. In Cyprus, you can work in a garden if you want.
8. There are guides provided on the Italy tour.
9. The Italy tour includes trips to the countryside.
10. The mountain rivers in Slovenia are quite fast.
11 . You need to be experienced to do white-water rafting.
Section VI: Listening
Listen to Kate and Steve talking about their plans for the weekend. Write true (T) or false (F).
- Steve and Kate are going to a wedding on Saturday.
- Steve thinks it may rain on Saturday.
- Steve will have to put on traditional Japanese clothes.
- Steve is doing something with his friend on Sunday morning.
- Steve would prefer to go out with Kate alone on Sunday evening.
- Kate would rather Steve visited her mother.
- Steve won’t be back until two on Sunday.
- Steve has learned not to ride his mountain bike so fast.
- They are seeing Kate’s mother in the afternoon.
- Kate thinks the Japanese restaurant won’t be good for her mother.
- They decide to book a table at half past six.