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P a rt 1 Mu ltip le m a tc h in g
You a r e goin g to r ea d a n m a ga zin e a r ticle a b ou t a loca l tr a d in g system . Ch oose th e m ost su ita b le h
ea d in g
fr om th e list AI for ea ch p a r t (1 7 ) of th e a r ticle. Th er e is on e extr a h ea d in g wh ich you d o n ot n eed
to u se. Th er e is a n exa m p le a t th e b egin n in g (0 ).
A E sca p e th e r ou tin e D Old a n d you n g
G elp with th e !id s
B " gr owin g tr en d E #h o n eed s m on ey$
H %ea r n a b ou t you r self
C &a c! to n a tu r e F 'a (e th e wor ld
I "n yth in g a n d e(er yth in g
LETS do it !
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*n Totn es+ th ey u se ,a cor n s-+ in .a n ch ester ,b ob
b in s- a n d in Ca m b r id ge ,ca m s-. #h a t on ea r th
a r e th ese you m a y a s!$ Th ese a r e a ll cu r r en cy u
n its u sed in
th e %oca l E xch a n ge Tr a d in g 'ystem s (%E T')+
a sch em e th a t a (oid s th e n eed to p a y ca sh for
good s a n d ser (ice+ wor !in g in stea d on a b a r ter
in g
exch a n ge system .
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*f you -(e n e(er h ea r d of %E T' (%oca l E xch a n ge
Tr a d in g 'ystem s) you m igh t won d er wh a t th e
fu ss is a ll a b ou t. #ith m or e th a n /)) sch em es
in th e 01+ it-s ob (iou s th a t m or e a n d m or e p
eop le a r e
ca tch in g on to th e id ea . "n d if you a r e tir ed of
seein g you r ca sh d isa p p ea r in ta xes+ h er e-s a
wa y of !eep in g you r ca sh a n d exch a n gin g you r
s!ills
in stea d .
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'ea n 1elly+ wh o ed its h is loca l %E T' n ewsletter+
li(es in a (illa ge in &ed for d sh ir e. e wor !s
p a r t2tim e for th e &&C a s a (ision en gin eer. e a
n d h is wife+ wh o wor !s p a r t2tim e a t th e Op en
0n i(er sity+ m o(ed to th e (illa ge fr om %on d on eigh
t yea r s a go. Th ey wa n ted ,to sp en d tim e d oin g
wh a t
we wa n ted to d o+- exp la in s 'te(e+ a n d %E T' fits
(er y well in to th a t p la n .
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Th ey 3oin ed th e %E T' sch em e wh en it b ega n a
fter a tten d in g a p u b lic m eetin g a d (er tised in a
loca l
n ewsp a p er. #h en + 45 m on th s a go+ th eir fir st son
a r r i(ed + th e %E T' sch em e b eca m e a god sen d .
6ot on ly h a (e th ey a c7u ir ed e(er yth in g n
ecessa r y for a b a b y+ th ey h a (e fou n d th e id ea of b
a b y2sittin g
h elp fu l too. ,#e-(e m a d e m or e fr ien d s loca lly
th r ou gh %E T' th a n a n yth in g else-.
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On e of th e m ost p op u la r th in gs on offer a s p a r t
of
th e sch em e is fr esh fr u it a n d (egeta b les :
esp ecia lly if it-s or ga n ic. &u t th er e a ll sor ts
of s!ills a n d good s th a t p eop le ca n offer. On e
m em b er r en o(a tes old
com p u ter s a n d a n oth er m em b er h a s a
selection of b a llgown s for h ir e : n ot r ea lly a
n e(er yd a y ser (ice+ b u t sh e wa s su r p r ised a
t th e d em a n d .

Occa sion a lly th e m em b er s set u p a ga r d


en in g or d ecor a tin g ga n g+ wh er e a gr ou p
gets togeth er a n d
ta c!les a b igger 3ob in som eon e-s ga r d en or h om
e.
Th er e a r e a lot of ga r d en er s with yea r s of
exp er ien ce. Th is b ecom es a socia l e(en t too a n
d you ca n h ea r th e la u gh ter fr om on e of th ese
ga n gs a
lon g wa y off. E (en ch ild r en b ecom e in (ol(ed in
th e sch em e : ca r2wa sh in g is a p a r ticu la r fa (ou
r ite.
!
;r ob a b ly a r ou n d a th ir d of th e m em b er s
com e to th e sch em e th r ou gh gr een or socia l b
eliefs. 'om e m a y b e m em b er s of or ga n iza tion
s su ch a s
<r een p ea ce or =r ien d s of th e E a r th . Th ey a r e
a ttr a cted to %E T' b y th e fa ct th a t m a n y good
s get r ecycled . On e %E T' gr ou p wa s sta r ted b y
a sin gle
m oth er on a cou n cil esta te wh o sa w th e b en efits
for th ose on lower in com es.
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&u t th e m ost im p or ta n t th in g+ if you d o d ecid e to
3oin + is to get in (ol(ed . >on -t 3u st sit a r ou n d wa itin
g for it to h a p p en ? you n eed to b e a cti(e. <o to
m eetin gs a n d socia l e(en ts+ get to !n ow p eop le+ a
n d soon you cou ld b e swa p p in g s!ills you d id n ot
!n ow you h a d @
A
B
C
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P a rt 2 Mu ltip le c h o ic e
You a r e goin g to r ea d a n extr a ct fr om a n a r ticle a b ou t r ecep tion ists. =or 7u estion s " 1 # + ch oose th e
a n swer
A+ B + C or D you th in ! fits b est a ccor d in g to th e text.
Smile please
W hile you are reading this I w ould lie you
to smile! And w hy am I asing you to "or#e a
smile w hile you are in the o""i#e or on the
train, or w hile pouring out your cornflakes?
Because I w ould like you to understand w hat it
is like to be a receptionist. I w ould like you to
have some idea of how it feels to smile
continually for most of the day.
&u t b en ea th th is h a p p y exter ior+ th e life of th e
r ecep tion ist is su p p osed ly a m iser a b le a ffa ir.
*t is li!e a fa m ou s a ctr ess h id in g h er tr a ged y
b eh in d a glitter in g sh owb iz p er son a . =or r
ecep tion ists a r e b or ed + isola ted a n d + to b e h
on est+ wa n t a little
r esp ect. Or so sa ys a su r (ey con d u cted b y
r ecr u itm en t con su lta n ts .a in e2Tu c!er. " th ir d
of su r (eyed r ecep tion ists com p la in ed th a t th ey
wer e
b or ed with th eir 3ob . On e h esita tes to p oin t ou t
th a t b ein g b or ed in you r 3ob is r a th er p a r for th
e cou r se.
*t is li!e goin g to sch ool a n d h a tin g th e d ou b
le m a th s lesson s e(en if you a r e th e m a th s
tea ch er.
Th a t sa id + of cou r se+ th e r ecep tion ist h a s th e
r esp on sib ility of n ot loo!in g b or ed a t a ll. "ll ya
wn s m u st b e h id d en . Th e r ecep tion ist sim p ly d
oes n ot
h a (e th e lu xu r y of b ein g a b le to p u t h er h ea d
in h er h a n d s+ a n d swea r lou d ly in th e m id d le of
th e
a fter n oon .
On e fifth cla im ed th a t th ey felt cu t off fr om th e r
est of th e com p a n y+ esp ecia lly th ose wor !in g in
la r ger or ga n iza tion s. "ll th ey get is a tou ch of th
e h a t a n d a b r ief h ello a s th e r est of th e com p a
n y wa l!s p a st fir st th in g in th e m or n in g a n d th
e la st th in g a t
n igh t. Th er e is n o ch a ttin g a b ou t la st n igh t-s
excitem en t.
Th e r ecep tion ist is often (iewed a s th e fa ce
of a com p a n y. 'h e or h e is m or e th a n li!ely
th e fir st p er son (isitor s will m eet wh en th ey
en ter th e
b u ild in g. Th er efor e th e r ecep tion ist h a s to loo!
sm a r tly tu r n ed ou t. Th er e ca n -t b e a n y sp illed
food on you r b lou se or sp in a ch stu c! b etween
you r
teeth . 'om e la r ge fir m s e(en gi(e th eir r ecep tion ists a
cloth in g a llowa n ce to en su r e th a t th ey a lwa ys
loo! p r esen ta b le. .ost im p or ta n tly+ th e r ecep tion ist
h a s to a p p ea r a p p r oa ch a b le. *t is th e a b solu te
op p osite of th e sn ob b ish r ecep tion you get in
d esign er cloth in g stor es. Th is is wh er e th e sm ilin g
com es in . " gen u in e op en 2lip p ed sm ile su ggests
wa r m th a n d op en n ess.
&u t b ein g a r ecep tion ist is n ot m er ely a b ou t
a n swer in g telep h on es a n d ca llin g u p to th e
fou r th floor to sa y ,.r Don es+ .r <a r fu n !el
is in
r ecep tion -. *t is often a b ou t d ea lin g with cu
stom er s or clien ts wh o a r e u p set+ or a n n
oyed + or d own r igh t li(id . Th e r ecep tion ist m
igh t h a (e to listen to a (isitor -s d issa tisfa
ction with th e com p a n y a s a
wh ole+ or a b ou t h a (in g to wa it to sp ea ! to
som eb od y in th e fir m + or e(en th a t h e m
issed h is tr a in to wor ! th is m or n in g a n d
h a d to p a y for a
ca b . 'om e cu stom er s m a y b e (iolen t or th r
ea ten in g.
*n d eed th e .a in e2Tu c!er r ep or t fou n d th a
t 95E of th ose su r (eyed wa n ted to b e tr ea
ted with m or e
r esp ect b y b oth sta ff a n d (isitor s.
"t a tim e wh en th e r ole of secr eta r y is
(iewed a s in cr ea sin gly im p or ta n t+ wh er e a b
u sin ess ca n n ot wor ! with ou t som eon e wh o u
n d er sta n d s th e
tech n ology a n d a ll th e d eta il of r u n n in g th e
office+ r ecep tion ists a r e feelin g p a r ticu la r ly
o(er loo!ed .
Th e p oten tia l for p r om otion fr om a secr eta r ia l
p osition is e(er m or e li!ely. &u t for a r ecep tion ist
to go 7u ic!ly u p th e ca r eer la d d er is a m u ch m
or e
d ifficu lt ta s!.
*t is in sm a ller com p a n ies+ esp ecia lly in sta r t2u
p s+ th a t r ecep tion ists feel th eir r ole is m or e (a
lu ed . *n su ch or ga n iza tion s e(er yon e+ wh a te(er
th eir 3ob + gets to con tr ib u te to a p r o3ect. *n th is
wa y+
r ecep tion ists m a y get th e ch a n ce to sh ow th a t
th ey h a (e s!ills b eyon d th e fr on t d es!+ a n d a r e
eligib le for p r om otion . 6ow th a t is a r ea son for
sm ilin g.
8#h er e is th e a r ticle ta !en fr om $
A a b u sin ess su r (ey
B a fa sh ion m a ga zin e
C a d a ily n ewsp a p er
D a ca r eer gu id a n ce lea flet
9 "ccor d in g to th e su r (ey wh ich is n ot tr u e of r ecep tion ists$
A Th ey som etim es feel u n d er (a lu ed .
B Th ey som etim es feel isola ted
. C Th ey som etim es feel b or ed .
D Th ey som etim es feel tir ed .
1 0 Th e wr iter su ggests th a t
A a ll 3ob s a r e som etim es b or in g.
B on ly m a th s is a b or in g su b 3ect.
C b ein g a r ecep tion ist is (er y b or in g.
D r ecep tion ists a lwa ys loo! b or ed .
11 1 'om e r ecep tion ists a r e gi(en a cloth in g a llowa n ce b eca u se
A th ey n eed to tip th eir h a t to th e sta
ff. B th ey b u y cloth es in d esign er stor
es. C it-s ea sy to sp ill food on th eir
cloth es.
D th ey n eed to m a !e a good fir st im p r ession .
1! 2 Th e p h r a se ,d own r igh t li(id - m ea n s
A lively.
B (er y a n gr y.
C th ey feel th ey a r e r igh t.
D extr em ely (iolen t.
1" 3 Th e wr iter sa ys th a t secr eta r ies
A !n ow a little a b ou t tech n ology.
B h a (e b etter ca r eer p r osp ects th a n r ecep tion ists.
C often loo! d own on r ecep tion ists.
D h a (e sim ila r p r ob lem s to r ecep tion ists.
1# # Fecep tion ists a r e h a p p ier in sm a ller com p a n ies b eca u se
A th ey get th e ch a n ce to sta r t u p n ew p r o3ects.
B th ey h a (e m or e op p or tu n ities to sm ile.
C th ey d on -t h a (e to sit a t th e fr on t d es!.
D th ey a r e m or e in (ol(ed in d ecision m a !in g.
P a rt 3 Ga p p e $ te %t
You a r e goin g to r ea d a n ewsp a p er a r ticle a b ou t a 'p a n ish d esign stu d en t in %on d on . E igh t sen ten
ces h a (e b een r em o(ed fr om th e a r ticle. Ch oose fr om th e sen ten ces AI th e on e wh ich fits ea ch ga p (1
2 1 ). Th er e is on e extr a sen ten ce wh ich you d o n ot n eed to u se. Th er e is a n exa m p le a t th e b egin n
in g (0 ).
$esigner li%ing
*t is h a r d to tell wh eth er Gctor 'er r a n o is
(er y ser iou s or 3u st h a s a d r y sen se of h u m
ou r. #h en
'er r a n o h a s oth er d esign s on d isp la y su ch a
s h is n ew b u t u n fin ish ed ,top secr et- d esign
on h is
you en ter h is fla t you a r e gr eeted in two la n gu a
ges.
wa r d r ob e cloth es r a il.
1 "
*t is m a d e fr om
, a llo+- h e sa ys in a th ic! 'p a n ish a ccen t+ a s
h e op en s th e fr on t d oor in h is gr een gla sses+ b
r own
woolly 3u m p er+ a n d or a n ge lea th er slip p er s.
0
F
'er r a n o gr a d u a ted fr om th e FC"-s ;r od u ct
>esign ." cou r se th a t yea r. #h ile h e wa s still th
er e h e
won th e H4B+))) ;eu geot >esign "wa r d + b ea tin g
h is
str ip s of p la stic stu ffed in to a clea r n ylon n et+ wh
ich h a n gs fr om th e ceilin g. Th er e-s a d r in !in g b
ottle
b a sed on th e tr a d ition a l 'p a n ish botijos. *t
loo!s li!e a p la stic b ottle b u t is m a d e in wh
ite p otter y a n d h a s a sp ou t a n d h a n d le. ,*t
ca n b e u sed a s a
d r in !in g b ottle- sa ys 'er r a n o+ r a isin g it to h is lip s+
,or a s a 3u g-. e b en d s o(er a n d p ou r s th e wa ter
tu tor Fob er to =eo. 1

*t is d ifficu lt to
get
in to a gla ss.
in to th e h ou se b eca u se th e h a ll is clu tter ed
with
th eir b i!es a n d th er e a r e p iles of b oo!s a n d p a
p er s
'er r a n o h a s on ly b een in %on d on two yea r s.
e(er ywh er e.
1
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Th e wa lls a r e a ll b r igh
tly
1 & 'om eon e h a d told h im d esign wa s n ice
colou r ed + p a p er b a gs a r e u sed a s la m p sh a d
es a n d
a n d ea sy+ a n d h e wa s fed u p with stu d yin g p h
ysics+
u n u su a l self2b u ilt fu r n itu r e fills e(er y r
oom .
m a th s a n d liter a tu r e.
2 0
0n su r p r isin gly+
'er r a n o-s wor !sh op is in h is b ed r oom . 1 7
,Th ey a r e .r ;ota toh ea d -s gla sses-+ * a m in for
m ed . #a s it .r ;ota toh ea d + th en th a t ga (e h im
th e id ea for h is su ccesfu l d esign + a soft+ s7u eeza
b le la m p
th a t won h im th e ;eu geot a wa r d $ ,6o- h e r ep
lies+ p ic!in g u p a n d s7u eezin g a r ed str ess b a
ll.
,Th is wa s-.
th ou gh + p oor 'er r a n o m isses th e 'p a n ish su n
a n d p a ella . Oth er wise+ h e-s (er y h a p p y. Th e
on ly th in g th a t u p sets h im a r e th ose op en 2b a
c!ed b u ses in %on d on . ,*t m igh t b e a tr a d ition
b u t th ey a r e (er y+ (er y d a n ger ou s-. 2 1
) =
4C
4B
4A
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94
J FC" sta n d s for th e Foya l College of "r t
$ On th e b en ch + th er e-s a tin y p a ir of gla sses sim ila r to 'er r a n o-s own .
B e a r r i(ed h er e fr om Ka len cia with good r ep or ts of th e FC" fr om a fr ien d .
% e still li(es with two FC" stu d en t fr ien d s in a r en ted h ou se in Lu een -s ;a r !.
& *n th e cor n er+ th er e is a str a n ge loo!in g h a n gin g la m p .
' *t is n ot clea r if h e is b ein g ser iou s or n ot.
( ,&on 3ou r - r ea d s th e d oor m a t.
) *t-s ob (iou s th a t th is is th e fla t of d esign stu d en ts.
* e wa n ted to stu d y som eth in g m or e cr ea ti(e.
I Th is d esign won h im th e ;eu geot a wa r d .
P a rt # Mu ltip le m a tc h in g
You a r e goin g to r ea d a n ewsp a p er a r ticle+ in wh ich 3ou r n a lists h a (e ch osen on e im p or ta n t b oo! fr
om th eir ch ild h ood . =or 7u estion s 2 2 3 + ch oose fr om th e b oo!s (AF). Th e b oo!s m a y b e ch osen m
or e th a n on ce.
#h en m or e th a n on e a n swer is r e7u ir ed + th ese m a y b e gi(en in a n y or d er. Th er e is a n exa m p
le a t th e b egin n in g (0 ).
'h ic h ( ) th e *( ( +,
h a s m a in ch a r a cter s fr om d iffer en t socia l b a c!gr ou n d s$
0 F
h a s a b a ttle b etween good a n d e(il$
2 2
h a s a gir l wh o is u n p lea sa n t$
2 3
h a s r ea l a n im a ls$
2 #
h a s ch ild r en wh o a r gu e$
2 2 !
ga (e th e r ea d er self2b elief$
2 7
is fu n n y a n d sa d $
2 "
h elp ed in flu en ce th e r ea d er to b ecom e a n a r tist$
2 &
a r e h istor ica l n o(els$
3 0 3 1
h a s b oys a n d gir ls a s th e m a in ch a r a cter s$
3 2
h a s a gir l wh o ch a n ges ch a r a cter $
3 3
h a s a sem i2(isib le p er son $
3 #
wa s p u b lish ed on ce a yea r $
3
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99
98
9/
9C
9A
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88
9B
84
8/
8C
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Th e S ecret Garden
b y =r a n ces od gson &u r n ett
ch osen b y <illia n Cr oss
Th e b est b oo!s h a (e a wa y of gettin g in sid
e you a n d a ffectin g th e wa y you th in ! a n d
see.
Th e S ecret Garden is like th a t for m e.
It is a
b oo! th a t h a s e(er yth in gM a m yster iou s
(oice+ a b oy wh o ta m es a n im a ls+ a lo(ely+ h
id d en
ga r d en a n d a cle(er p or tr a it of a h er oin e
wh o is lo(a b le e(en wh en sh e is a selfish + b
a d 2
tem p er ed (ictim . 'h e b ecom es e(en m or e
lo(ea b le a s sh e d e(elop s in to a h ea lth y+
con fid en t gir l. "ll m y life : p ossib ly b eca
u se of .a r y : * h a (e !n own th a t e(er yon
e n eed s lo(e a n d wor ! a n d h op e.
B Ch ick s Ow n An n u al
ch osen b y Lu en tin &la !e
* wa s gi(en th is b oo! for m y fou r th b ir th d
a y? it m a y h a (e b een m y fir st e(er b oo!.
Ch ick s Ow n wa s on e of th ose wee!ly com
ics with
som e stor ies in str ip ca r toon for m a n d oth
er sim p le stor ies of a p a ge ea ch : th e "n n
u a l
wa s th e sa m e. Th e h er o wa s Fu p er t+ a
little yellow ch ic!. e h a d a r ed b ea !+ h is
fr ien d wa s to th e sa m e d esign + b u t b la c!
with a yellow b ea !. Th e in ter estin g th in g
to m e in
r etr osp ect is th a t * a m su r e th a t * wa s a
wa r e th a t som e of th e d r a win gs wer e b
etter th a n oth er s. .a n y wer e (er y fla t b u t
th ose for th e Fu p er t stor ies h a d su b sta n
tia l for m s? th e
wh eels on Fu p er t-s tr a in r ea lly loo!ed
a s th ou gh th ey wou ld go r ou n d .
% Th e S ilver Ch air b y %+
,ewis ch osen b y -a lor
ie Bla ckm a n
&oo!s ca n ch a n ge you r life. * !n ow b eca
u se th a t-s wh a t m y fa (ou r ite b oo!+ Th e
S ilver Ch air+ d id for m e. >o you !n ow th a
t feelin g wh en you lea r n som eth in g n ew
a n d you -r e in sta n tly a wa r e of its tr u th
for you a t th a t m om en t a n d for th e r est
of you r life$ Th a t-s h ow * felt wh en * r ea d
ch a p ter 49+ in wh ich th e wic!ed Lu een tr
ies to sed u ce th e m a in ch a r a cter s in to b
elie(in g th a t h er wor ld is
th e on ly r ea l wor ld . "n d th er e is n o su n +
n o 6a r n ia a n d n o "sla n . *t wa s ;u d d
leglu m -s
wor d s th a t sp o!e to m e. *f th er e-s n o su n a n d n
o cou n tr y a n d n o "sla n + h e-ll still go on
b elie(in g in th em + b eca u se it-s b etter th a n th e a
lter n a ti(e. * r ea lize n ow th a t th a t ch a p ter
ga (e m e th e cou r a ge to b elie(e in m yself.
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Th e Woolpack b y Cyn th ia
a r n ett
ch osen b y 1e(in
Cr ossley2 olla n d
*-m goin g for Th e Woolpack b eca u se
it-s th e fir st b oo! th a t * b ou gh t for
m yself. Th e
a u th or -s !n owled ge of la te 4Cth
cen tu r y life a n d th e Cotswold wool
tr a d e is ligh tly wor n b u t won d er fu
lly con (in cin g. 'h e h a s (er y little
to d o with old 2tym e sp eech eM th e
d ia logu e is la r gely sim p le a n d clea
n + if n ow sligh tly d a ted . a r n ett
li!es h u m a n b ein gs+ e(en with th
eir fa u lts. 'h e is+ a b o(e a ll+ a t h
om e with ch ild h ood : its h on esty+
p la yfu ln ess+ 3oys a n d fea r s. "n d sh e
sees it li!e a n oth er cou n tr y. *n 4IC8+
a ged 49+ a ll * !n ew wa s th a t it wa s
th r illin g to r ea d a stor y a b ou t sm u
gglin g a n d cr im e. Th e a u th or
cer ta in ly !n ew h ow to tell
a stor y.
' H alf M agic b y E d ga
r E a ger ch osen b y
=r a n cesca 'im on
* wa s n in e or ten wh en * fir st d
isco(er ed E d wa r d E a ger -s fa n
ta stic b oo!s a b ou t a
gr ou p of ch ild r en -s m a gic a d (en
tu r es. H alf
M agic wa s th e fir st. Th e fou r ch ild r
en p ic! u p a coin on th e wa y to th e lib
r a r y. Th ey th in !
it-s a n or d in a r y coin b u t a fter a
ser ies of p r ob lem s th ey r ea lize
it-s a m a gic coin .
owe(er+ it on ly gr a n ts h a lf you r wish .
'o wh en th e you n gest is fed u p with b ein
g
b ossed a r ou n d b y h er b r oth er s a n d
sister s sh e wish es sh e wa sn -t th er e. a lf
of h er
r em a in s a n d th e oth er h a lf floa ts a b ou t
u n seen ca u sin g ch a os. Th e ch ild r en
wer e u n li!e th e u su a l stor yb oo! ch ild
r en ? th ey
fou gh t a n d a r gu ed . *f m a gic cou ld h a p p
en to a n or d in a r y fa m ily+ it cou ld h a p p en
to
a n yon e. E (en to m e@
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A W h ite S ail Gleam s b y .a len tin
/a ta yev
ch osen b y -ich a el
0osen
.y m oth er fou n d u n u su a l a n d a b sor
b in g b oo!s for m e+ a n d m y fa th er u sed
to r ea d
Ch a r les >ic!en s n o(els to u s on h olid a y.
Th e b oo! th a t m ost d r ew m e in to its im a
gin a ti(e sp a ce wa s Fu ssia n . A W h ite S ail
lea! s wa s wr itten in 4I8B. *t-s a n in tr igu
in g m ix of
r ea lism a n d exp r ession ism + tellin g th e
stor y of two b oys ca u gh t u p in th e 4I)C
Fe(olu tion . ;etya is m id d le2cla ss a n d <a
(r i! is a str eet2!id . &oth a r e fa ced with th e
p r ob lem of wh a t to d o with a sa ilor on
th e r u n fr om th e "attlesh ip #ote! k in m
u tin y. Th e d ia logu e is sh a r p a n d h u m
or ou s. Th e scen es m o(e b ea u tifu lly fr
om ten sion to
sa d n ess. Th e r ela tion sh ip b etween th e
two b oys is fu ll of a n xiety a n d a n n oya n
ce.
W rit ing FCE Paper &
P a rt 1 -ra n , a c ti( n a l le tte r
1ou m u s t a n swer th is 2u estion .
1 You a n d fou r of you r cla ssm a tes h ir ed a ca r for se(en d a ys to tr a (el a r ou n d E n gla n d a fter you r cou r
se
a t a sch ool. Th e sch ool th a t you a tten d ed r ecom m en d ed th e com p a n y wh ose a d (er tisem en t is b
elow b u t you wer e n ot h a p p y with th e com p a n y. 0sin g th e n otes you h a (e m a d e+ wr ite to th e sch
ool su ggestin g
th a t th ey d o n ot r ecom m en d th e com p a n y a ga in .
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#r ite a le tte r of b etween 1 2 0 a n d 1 " 0 wor d s in a n a p p r op r ia te style. >o n ot wr ite a n y a d d r esses.
P a rt 2
#r ite a n a n swer to ( n e of th e 7u estion s 2 in th is p a r t. #r ite you r a n swer in 1 2 0 1 " 0 wor
d s in a n a p p r op r ia te style.
! Th er e is a sch ool n a r r a ti(e com p etition . Th e stor y m u st in clu d e th e lin eM
W h en h e/sh e told m e I w as speech less.
3r ite you r s to ry.
" " fr ien d is in ten d in g to sta y in you r town . 'h e will b e th e gr ou p lea d er of ten teen a ger s fr
om h er swim m in g clu b .
'h e wou ld li!e you to wr ite a r ep or t for h er clu b a b ou t th e swim m in g fa cilities in you r a r ea
+ b oth ou td oor a n d in d oor+ with you r r ecom m en d a tion s.
3r ite you r re p o rt.
# %a st m on th you en 3oyed h elp in g to loo! a fter a ch ild r en -s su m m er ca m p a n d you r fr ien d Ca
th er in e wou ld li!e to h ea r a b ou t th is exp er ien ce. #r ite a letter to Ca th er in e+ d escr ib in g wh a t
you d id to h elp a n d exp la in in g wh a t you p a r ticu la r ly li!ed a b ou t th e exp er ien ce.
#r ite you r le tte r. >o n ot wr ite a n y p osta l a d d r esses.
4 "n swer ( n e of th e followin g two 7u estion s b a sed on you r r ea d in g of ( n e of th e set b oo!s.
Eith e r. /a0 ,'om etim es th er e is a ch a r a cter th a t you a r e n ot su r e you li!e b eca u se th ey h a
(e good p oin ts a n d b a d p oin ts.- *s th is tr u e of a b oo! th a t you h a (e r ea d $ #r
ite a
c ( m p ( , iti( n exp la in in g you r (iews+ with r efer en ce to th e b oo! or on e of th e
sh or t stor ies you h a (e r ea d .
( r. /*0 ,Th is is su ch a n in ter estin g b oo! th a t you will wa n t to r ea d it a ga in .- #r ite a n
artic le for you r college m a ga zin e+ sa yin g wh eth er you th in ! th is is tr u e of th e b
oo! or on e of th e sh or t stor ies you h a (e r ea d .
FCE Paper (
)se o"
English
P a rt 1 Mu ltip le c h ( ic e c
l( 1 e
=or 7u estion s 1 1 + r ea d th e text b elow a n d d ecid e wh ich a n swer A+ B + C+ or D b est fits ea ch sp a ce.
Th er e is a n exa m p le a t th e b egin n in g (0 ).
Exa m p le:
$ m a n a ge B su cceed % tr y & wa n t
*ears
'cien tists in th e 0n ited 'ta tes h a (e fou n d th a t h ib er n a tin g b ea r s /0 0 to !eep fit in th eir sleep .
Th e /1 0 th a t o(er 48) d a ys of win ter h ib er n a tion b ea r s /2 0 on ly a 7u a r ter of th eir
m u scle p ower wa s m a d e b y /3 0 fr om th e 0n i(er sity of #yom in g. Th e scien tists /# 0
sa m p les fr om b la c! b ea r s a t th e sta r t a n d fin ish of th e h
ib er n a tion . Th e r esea r ch er s h a d to / 0 a tta ch d e(ices to th e b ea r s a n d th is m ea n t /! 0
in to th e ca (es /7 0 th e a u tu m n a n d
sp r in g. Th ey a tta ch ed a m a ch in e to th e b ea r s- legs for /" 0 m u scle str en gth . Th e d e(ice wa s
/& 0 to a com p u ter a n d (er y sm a ll electr ic /1 0 0 wer e sen t to th e b ea r s- n er (es ca u
sin g th e legs to m o(e su d d en ly a n d th e m ea su r em en t wa s th en ta !en .
Th e scien tists a r e /1 1 0 th a t th eir r esea r ch will en a b le th em to h elp h u m a n s th a t a r e con fin ed
/1 2 0 b ed for a lon g tim e. u m a n b ein gs th a t a r e /1 3 0 for 48) d a ys lose a Na n
51#6 0 I)E of th eir b od y str en gth . =u r th er m or e+ in th e fu tu r e th er e m igh t b e lon g2d ista n ce sp a
ce
5146 0 a n d th e effects of la c! of m u scle m o(em en t will n eed to b e con sid er ed .
1 A d isco(er y B in (en tion C exp lor a tion D exp er im en
t
2 A wa ste B lose C ga in D sp en d
3 A in (estiga tor s B d etecti(es C r esea r ch er s D d isco(er er
s
# A m a d e B too! C d id D ga in ed
A a ccu r a tely B stea d ily C slowly D ca r efu lly
! A clim b in g B r u n n in g C cr eep in g D slid in g
7 A a t B in C on D o(er
" A m ea su r in g B gu essin g C a d d in g D estim a tin g
& A stu c! B tied C tr a n sm itted D con n ected
1 0 A wir es B m essa ges C sign a ls D sh oc!s
1 1 A op tim istic B en th u sia stic C sym p a th etic D p essim istic
1 2 A to B in C a t D with
1 3 A in a cti(e B u n en er getic C la zy D u n m o(a b
le
1 # A gu essed B estim a ted C p r ed icted D m ea su r ed
1 A 3ou r n ey B tr ip C (oya ge D tr a (el
P a rt 2 2p e n c l( 1 e
=or 7u estion s 1 ! 3 0 + r ea d th e text b elow a n d th in ! of th e wor d wh ich b est fits ea ch sp a ce. 0se on ly ( n e
wor d in ea ch sp a ce. Th er e is a n exa m p le a t th e b egin n in g (0 ).
The + odel T Ford
Th e a ge of th e ca r sta r ted /0 0 o n th e 49th "u gu st 4I)5+ wh en th e fir st .od el T =or d r olled off
5176 0 wor ld -s fir st a ssem b ly lin e. =r om th e b egin n in g d em a n d wa s h igh a n d or d er s ca m
e in fr om a ll /1 7 0 th e wor ld .
en r y =or d 7u ic!ly r ea lized th a t th e com p a n y /1 " 0 h a (e to
exp a n d 7u ic!ly to m eet d em a n d . "s a r esu lt+ h e in tr od u ced th e id ea /1 & 0 ,th e m a ss p r od u
ction lin e-. owe(er+ th e com p a n y still /2 0 0 p r ob lem s m eetin g th e or d er s so h e /2 1 0 to
op en a n oth er b r a n ch in 1a n sa s City. Two yea r s la ter+ th e com p a n y /2 2 0 p r od u cin g ca r s on a
m o(in g a ssem b ly lin e. "n officia l h istor y of =or d sa ys ,*n Octob er 4I48 m a ss p r od u ction /2 3 0 th
e a u tom ob ile b ega n -. &efor e th is+ =or d /2 # 0 on ly b een a b le to or ga n ize m en a n d com p on en ts
in
or d er /2 0 im p r o(e th e efficien cy of th e .od el+ b u t th e m o(in g a ssem b ly lin e im p r
o(ed th e sp eed of ch a ssis a ssem b ly /2 ! 0 49 h ou r s to on ly 4 h ou r 88 m in u tes. *n 4I4/ =or d
/2 7 0 8)5+4B9 ca r s in h is fa ctor ies+ /2 " 0 wa s m or e th a n a ll th e oth er m a n u fa ctu
r er s com b in ed . Th e a ge of /2 & 0 ca r h a d d efin itely a r r i(ed a n d th e ca r wou ld b ecom e th e m ost
/3 0 0 m ea n s of tr a n sp or t in th e 9)th cen tu r y.
P a rt 3 -ra n , )( rm a ti( n ,
=or 7u estion s 3 1 # 0 + com p lete th e secon d sen ten ce so th a t it h a s a sim ila r m ea n in g to th e fir st sen ten ce+
u sin g th e wor d given . Do n o t c h an ge th e w o rd give n . 1ou m u st u se b etween two a n d
five wor d s, in clu d in g th e wor d given . 8h er e is a n e9a m p le a t th e b egin n in g 50 6.
Exa m p le:
/0 0 *-d r a th er you d id n -t ch ew gu m in th e cla ssr oom .
p re fe r
I:d p re f er o u n o t to ch ew gu m in th e cla ssr oom .
"1 1 *t r ea lly wa sn -t ea sy to fin d a fla t in Fom e.
$ i))i c u lt3
* h a d a fla t in Fom e.
"! 2 e sa id to m e+ ,>on -t b r in g th e d og a ga in -.
t( l$
e b r in g th e d og a ga in .
"" 3 Th er e wer e m or e a ccid en ts la st yea r th a n th is yea r.
a,
Th is yea r+ th er e wer e n ot la st yea r.
"# # >esp ite h is in a b ility to sp ea ! th e la n gu a ge well+ h e wa s u n d er stood .
alth ( u gh
e wa s u n d er stood th e la n gu a ge well.
"4 Th er e-s (er y little p ossib ility of h is fa ilin g th e exa m .
c h an c e
Th er e is a good p a ssin g th e exa m .
"7 ! Th ey on ly ga (e h im th e 3ob b eca u se h is u n cle wor !ed th er e.
gi4e n
e th e 3ob if h is u n cle h a d n ot wor !ed th er e.
"; 7 Th e fir em en m a n a ged to extin gu ish th e fir e 7u ic!ly.
p u t
Th e fir e b y th e fir em en .
"8 " Th er e-s little p oin t in tr a (ellin g if you exp ect e(er y p la ce to b e li!e h om e.
5 ( rth
*t-s if you exp ect e(er y p la ce to b e li!e h om e.
"9 & *-m su r e it wa s Doh n .
*e e n
*t Doh n .
# 0 #h en h e wa s for ty h e fin a lly got th e 3ob h e wa n ted .
u n til
*t wa s for ty th a t h e got th e 3ob h e wa n ted .
P a rt # E rr( r c ( rre c ti( n
=or 7u estion s # 1 + r ea d th e text b elow a n d loo! ca r efu lly a t ea ch lin e. 'om e of th e lin es a r e cor r
ect+ a n d som e h a (e a wor d wh ich sh ou ld n ot b e th er e. *f a lin e is cor r ect+ p u t a tic! () a t th e en d of
th e lin e. *f a lin e h a s a wor d wh ich sh ou ld n ot b e th er e+ wr ite th e wor d . Th er e a r e two exa m p les a t
th e b egin n in g (0 a n d 0 0 ).
0 " collea gu e a t wor ! h a d a sm a ll b oa t in wh ich e(er y wee!en d

0 0 h e u sed to go for sa ilin g. e in (ited m yself a n d a fr ien d to go fo r
# 1 with h im on a sa ilin g tr ip . #e im a gin ed th a t ou r sel(es sittin g on
# 2 th e d ec! of th e b oa t+ n ea r a b ea ch + su n b a th in g a n d d oin g wh a t we
# 3 wa n ted . &u t th e r ea lity wa s m u ch m or e d iffer en t. Ou r fr ien d + wh o
# # own ed it th e b oa t+ wa n ted to d o som e r ea l sa ilin g a n d wa s on ly
# h a p p y with a t sea . "s a r esu lt+ we wer e a ctu a lly a t sea m ost
# ! of th e tim e. To m a !e m a tter s th e wor se ou r fr ien d sp en t a lot
# 7 of th e tim e sh ou tin g or d er s a t u s. #h a te(er wa s th e wea th er
# " we sa iled on a n d on . #e d id get a ta n b u t n ot fr om th e su n +
# & it wa s fr om th e str on g win d s in wh ich b lew cold sea wa ter
0 in ou r fa ces a ll d a y. #e h a d b een im a gin ed a r ela xin g tim e
1 d oin g for n oth in g b u t it wa s n ot th e ca se. 0n for tu n a tely+ wh en
2 we got b a c! to h om e ou r fr ien d s wer e (er y en (iou s a n d
3 wou ld n ot b elie(e th a t we h a d h a d su ch a d em a n d in g tim e.
# #e wer e con sid er ed to b e (er y lu c!y p eop le in d eed a n d
th ey cou ld n ot u n d er sta n d wh y we wer e com p la in in g a b ou t.
P a rt '( r$ )( rm a ti( n
=or 7u estion s ! ! + r ea d th e text b elow. 0se th e wor d gi(en in ca p ita ls a t th e en d of ea ch lin e to
for m a wor d th a t fits in th e sp a ce in ea ch lin e. Th er e is a n exa m p le a t th e b egin n in g (0 ).
' ver y weeken d in Br ita in th ou sa n d s of wa lker s h ea d off in to th e (0 ) co u n t rs id e
C!" #$%
with th e n ecessa r y / ! 0 to en 3oy th eir h i!in g. On e th in g th ey will E67IP
n ot lea (e b eh in d b eca u se it is con sid er ed a n a b solu te / 7 0 is th eir Or d n a n ce 8 ECE9 9 A:;
'u r (ey .a p . Th ese m a p s a r e / " 0 to th e h i!er a s th ey a r e <A=7E
(er y / & 0 + with u p 2to2d a te d eta ils a b ou t e(er y p a r t of th e cou n tr y. I8
F2:M Th e Or d n a n ce 'u r (ey /! 0 0 in th e eigh teen th cen tu r y B EGI8
a n d wa s /! 1 0 in ten d ed to p r o(id e th e a r m y of th e tim e with 2:IGI8
m a p s. &efor e th is+ m ost m a p s wer e in a ccu r a te a n d /! 2 0 . &etter m a p s :E=;
wer e th ou gh t to b e im p or ta n t b eca u se th e cou n tr y felt /! 3 0 b y in (a
sion -H :EA- fr om a b r oa d or /! # 0 a t h om e. Th e or ga n iza
tion is still wh olly own ed :EB E= b y th e <o(er n m en t+ b u t it wa s r ecen tly /! 0 tr a d in g
fu n d sta tu s+ wh ich GI<E
a llows it to r ein (est a n y p r ofits.