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Test 1 - Module 1
A. Choose the word that most appropriately completes the sentence.

1. The Global Health Charity Organisation held a rock festival last week, the

of which are

going towards famine relief in central Africa.

a. winnings

b. proceeds

c. earnings

d. savings

2. After trying every trick in the book to get the boys to conform, the principal had no choice but to give them a

for repeatedly violating the school rules.

a. expulsion

b. assessment

c. instruction

d. suspension

3. Even though Ive known Sven for so many years, I only found out yesterday that his mother is from Moscow,
so hes


a. part

b. slightly

4. I will use this example to

a. portray

c. a bit

d. somewhat

my point.
b. illustrate

c. depict

d. sketch

5. Jason is a very capable individual, not only is he exceptionally good at

his own business

but he is also involved in a lot of charity work.

a. doing
6. As a(n)

b. making

c. running

d. operating

you receive most of your training on the job while working for an employer who

helps you learn the necessary skills for a particular trade.

a. exchange student

b. apprentice

7. He donated the
a. alimony

c. instructor

d. collaborator

he received for the reproduction of his play to various charities.

b. bonus

c. royalties

d. commission

8. Although I wear designer clothes, I wait for the sales to get them
a. in

b. at

c. on

a discount.
d. for

B. Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words in capitals.
1. The interviewer told me that unfortunately I was

for the position in

question as I significantly exceeded the job requirements.

2. The fact that unemployment numbers have reached

levels is causing

wide-spread concern.
3. Paying for expensive goods using monthly

is a convenience but you need

to keep your spending in check because it can easily get out of hand.
4. Im saving the weekly
year after I finish school travelling.

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my parents give me in the hope that I can spend the



5. Not only did I find the lecture on genetics boring but I also found it

6. Diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, continue to affect populations in developing countries
because research efforts are
7. The

that Jenny received hardly made up for the emotional distress of

losing her pet dog.

developments in gene therapy are set to help people with a predisposition

to a particular disease deal with it before its onset.


C. Choose the correct option to complete the sentences below.

1. Corporal / Capital punishment is considered by a large majority of pedagogists to be an unacceptable way
to discipline unruly children.
2. I was really annoyed when I had to fork / splash out a huge sum of money to fix the windowpane in my
lounge when the parents of the kid who broke it refused to pay for it.
3. Vocational / Tertiary training is essential for those who wish to develop expertise and practical knowhow
for a specific line of work.
4. I have difficulty memorising facts so I always found experiential / rote learning to be extremely difficult and
5. I am never buying from that mini-market again as everything is so overpriced; its a clear case of armed /
daylight robbery.
6. Its going to take the better part of my life to buy / pay off my mortgage.
7. She felt she had to get out of the building because a nagging premonition / foresight told her that
something was going to go terribly wrong.
8. The severance / compensation pay I received after getting fired helped tide me over until I found myself a
new job.

A. Choose the word or phrase that produces a grammatically correct sentence.
1. He must be very clumsy because this is the fifth time he
a. falls
2. I

b. is falling

c. has fallen

down the stairs.

d. has been falling

on this assignment all day but its still nowhere near finished.

a. work

b. am working

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c. have worked

d. have been working


3. If he

, tell him that the deal hasnt gone through yet.

a. call

b. called

c. should call

4. I am more than willing to lend you my laptop

a. supposing

d. will call
you give it back to me before the weekend.

b. unless

c. as long as

5. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand currently

d. should
the largest faceted diamond, known as

The Golden Jubiliee Diamond.

a. owns

b. is owning

c. has owned

d. has been owning

6. _______________ you apply yourself throughout the year, you cannot expect to get a distinction in the end
of year exams.
a. Unless

b. Provided

c. Supposing

7. Samuel is studying to be a paediatrician, so he

a. has gone to

b. has been in

8. Ive always considered her

d. On condition
England for the last four years.

c. has been to

d. is in

to be a model; I dont know why the model agency felt that her

height was insufficient.

a. too tall

b. very tall

c. quite tall

d. tall enough


B. 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. You must use
between three and eight words, including the word given.
1. I started playing the piano ten years ago but I still havent mastered it.
In spite of the fact that I

I still havent mastered it.

2. I think that you should seriously consider participating in an exchange programme as it would do you the
world of good.
If I


in an exchange programme as it would do you the world of good.

3. Out of the two I think I liked the second restaurant the least.
I think that the
4. I suggest you speak to your lecturer in person to explain why you didnt hand in your assignment on time
instead of sending him an e-mail.

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Instead of sending your lecturer an e-mail I think

to him in person to explain why you didnt hand in your assignment on time.


C. Complete the blanks using the words in the box. There are two extra words which you
will not need to use.







1. I studied very hard because I wanted to do my

in the language exam I sat for

this morning.
2. I find this to be one of the

mundane tasks I have ever been called upon to do.

3. Your score in the vocabulary test is pretty satisfactory but Im sure you have the potential to do
4. My son is not

of a swimmer so when we go to the sea I have to be on my

5. I personally believe that the

you worry about something, the worse you make

the situation.
6. I was

worried about my exam results which were coming out the next day that

couldnt get a wink of sleep.


Read the text and answer the questions 1-8. Choose a, b, c or d.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront

Published in 1847, this critically acclaimed novel tells the story of a
young girl who overcomes great adversity and blossoms into an
independent woman of impeccable character. Orphaned at a young age,
Jane spends her early years at Lowood, a charity school for girls, where
pupils are forced to live in appalling conditions. When the headmaster,
Brocklehurst, brands Jane a liar in front of the entire school, Jane is
determined to clear her name, and she enlists the help of the kindly
superintendent, Miss Temple. Miss Temple offers to write to Mr Lloyd,
apothecary who treated Jane in the past, to verify that Jane is indeed an
honest girl. As the extract begins, Jane and her friend, Helen, are having
with Miss Temple.

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line 32

They conversed of things I had never heard of; of nations and times past; of countries far away; of secrets of
nature discovered or guessed at: they spoke of books: how many they had read! What stores of knowledge
they possessed! Then they seemed so familiar with French names and French authors: but my amazement
reached its climax when Miss Temple asked Helen if she sometimes snatched a moment to recall the Latin her
father had taught her, and taking a book from a shelf, bade her read and construe a page of Virgil; and Helen
obeyed, my organ of veneration expanding at every sounding line. She had scarcely finished ere the bell
announced bedtime: no delay could be admitted; Miss Temple embraced us both, saying, as she drew us to her
heart God bless you, my children!
Helen she held a little longer than me: she let her go more reluctantly; it was Helen her eye followed to the
door; it was for her she a second time breathed a sad sigh; for her she wiped a tear from her cheek.
On reaching the bedroom, we heard the voice of Miss Scatcherd: she was examining drawers; she had just
pulled out Helen Burnss, and when we entered Helen was greeted with a sharp reprimand, and told that
tomorrow she should have half-a-dozen of untidily folded articles pinned to her shoulder.
My things were indeed in shameful disorder, murmured Helen to me, in a low voice: I intended to have
arranged them, but I forgot.
Next morning, Miss Scatcherd wrote in conspicuous characters on a piece of pasteboard the word Slattern,
and bound it like a phylactery round Helens large, mild, intelligent, and benign-looking forehead. She wore it till
evening, patient, unresentful, regarding it as a deserved punishment. The moment Miss Scatcherd withdrew
after afternoon school, I ran to Helen, tore it off, and thrust it into the fire: the fury of which she was incapable
had been burning in my soul all day, and tears, hot and large, had continually been scalding my cheek; for the
spectacle of her sad resignation gave me an intolerable pain at the heart.
About a week subsequently to the incidents above narrated, Miss Temple, who had written to Mr. Lloyd,
received his answer: it appeared that what he said went to corroborate my account. Miss Temple, having
assembled the whole school, announced that inquiry had been made into the charges alleged against Jane
Eyre, and that she was most happy to be able to pronounce her completely cleared from every imputation. The
teachers then shook hands with me and kissed me, and a murmur of pleasure ran through the ranks of my
Thus relieved of a grievous load, I from that hour set to work afresh, resolved to pioneer my way through
every difficulty: I toiled hard, and my success was proportionate to my efforts; my memory, not naturally
tenacious, improved with practice; exercise sharpened my wits; in a few weeks I was promoted to a higher
class; in less than two months I was allowed to commence French and drawing. I learned the first two tenses of
the verb ETRE, and sketched my first cottage (whose walls, by-the-bye, outrivalled in slope those of the leaning
tower of Pisa), on the same day. That night, on going to bed, I forgot to prepare in imagination the Barmecide
supper of hot roast potatoes, or white bread and new milk, with which I was wont to amuse my inward cravings:
I feasted instead on the spectacle of ideal drawings, which I saw in the dark; all the work of my own hands:
freely pencilled houses and trees, picturesque rocks and ruins, Cuyp-like groups of cattle, sweet paintings of
butterflies hovering over unblown roses, of birds picking at ripe cherries, of wrens nests enclosing pearl-like
eggs, wreathed about with young ivy sprays. I examined, too, in thought, the possibility of my ever being able to
translate currently a certain little French story which Madame Pierrot had that day shown me; nor was that
problem solved to my satisfaction ere I fell sweetly asleep.

1. How does Jane feel while listening to Helen and Miss Temple converse?
a. fascinated by their wealth of knowledge
b. bored by their constant references to French authors
c. envious of the fact that Miss Temple seems to favour Helen over her
d. frustrated at her inability to participate in the conversation
2. Why did the girls leave Miss Temple?
a. Miss Temple suggested that they should go.
b. Miss Temple was too moved to continue the conversation.

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c. They had to go to their bedroom immediately.
d. Miss Scatcherd was waiting for them in their bedroom.
3. How does Helen feel about her punishment?
a. Shes furious.
b. She feels shes been mistreated and plans to take revenge on Miss Scatcherd.
c. She is accepting of her punishment.
d. She feels angry and complains to Jane about it.
4. Why does Jane throw the pasteboard that was tied to Helens head into the fire?
a. She could no longer bear to watch her friends passive acceptance of an unjust punishment.
b. She wanted her friend to realise that Miss Scatcherd was wrong.
c. She couldnt stand seeing her friend crying.
d. It was the least she could do to take revenge on Miss Scatcherd.
5. The word imputation in line 32 means:
a. judgement
b. criticism
c. deceit
d. blame
6. Whats the grievous load Jane mentions in line 34?
a. Mr Lloyds letter to Miss Temple.
b. The inquiry made by Miss Temple.
c. The unfair accusation of Jane being a liar.
d. The lack of trust from Janes companions.
7. What does Jane do once Miss Temple announces that her name has been cleared?
a. She turns her attention to her studies.
b. She tries to improve her memory.
c. She begins studying for a French test.
d. She decides to become an artist.
8. Jane sketches her first cottage and, that night, it seems that
a. she experiences a feeling of complete satisfaction.
b. she realises that she should focus on drawing landscapes.
c. she has changed her fantasies.
d. she sets new goals after reviewing what has happened during the day.


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You will hear an employment expert giving a speech at a job fair. The topic of his speech is:
Jobs that didnt exist ten years ago. For questions 1-9 complete the sentences with a word
or short phrase.
1. The new job opportunities that have arisen can perhaps offer those looking for a job greater career
in the future.
2. Many companies are letting their customers know what

are available to

them through social networking sites.

3. A social media managers responsibilities include making the public more aware of a

4. Bloggers are required to have strong

5. Business continuity planners come up with

to ward off attacks from cyber

space or even terrorists.

6. Among the services telecommuters offer large companies are customer service and
7. Video game manufacturers want their games to be both
8. The global economic crisis has given some
9. Hiring an interior redesigner is a

and enjoyable.

new business opportunities.

way to give your home

a new appearance.
Total score

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