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International ESOL
English for Speakers of Other
Languages
Preliminary Level A1
Practice Paper 3
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(EL-IESOL 1)

City & Guilds new 2009 Practice Paper


Candidates name

(Block letters please)

Centre no

Date

Time Allowed: 2 hours


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Listening

Reading

Writing

Instructions to Candidates
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Answer all the questions.

All your answers must be written in ink not pencil.

For examiners use only

Parts

L1

L2

L3

L4 Total

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

W1

W2

Candidates
score
RESULTS:

LISTENING

READING

OVERALL RESULT:

The City and Guilds of London Institute 2009

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WRITING

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Listening Part 1
You will hear seven sentences twice. Match what you hear with one of the answers. Look at the
example. If you hear Its a dress, Its a dress, the answer is (a). Put a circle round the letter of the
correct answer.

Example:
a)

1.

b)

a)

c)

b)

2.

a)

c)

KARL

KARR

d)

CARL

b)

13

d)

c)

30

CARR

d)

31

3.

a)

b)

c)

d)

4.

a)

b)

c)

d)

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5.

a)

b)

c)

6.

a)

b)

c)

d)

7.

a)

b)

c)

d)

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Listening Part 2
You will hear seven sentences twice. Choose the best reply to each sentence. Look at the
example. If you hear Wheres my pen?, Wheres my pen?, the best reply is (a). Put a circle round
the letter of the best reply.
Example:
a) There it is.
b) Its mine.
c) Thanks.
d) Thats OK.

1. a)
b)
c)
d)

Now?
Yes.
OK.
When?

2. a)
b)
c)
d)

Of course.
Youre welcome.
Thats OK.
Thats true.

3. a)
b)
c)
d)

No, its not.


Yes, you can.
Not many.
Yes, please.

4. a)
b)
c)
d)

Bye.
Hi.
No.
Well.

5. a)
b)
c)
d)

I dont know.
Its cheap.
Here you are.
Its mine.

6. a)
b)
c)
d)

Tall.
Ten.
Good.
Small.

7. a)
b)
c)
d)

Thats right.
Its big.
Thank you.
Over there.

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Listening Part 3
You will hear five short conversations. Listen to the conversations and choose the best answer to
complete the sentence. Put a circle round the letter of the correct answer. You will hear each
conversation twice. First, look at the sentences for Conversation One.
Conversation 1
What does the woman want with her coffee?
a)
b)
c)
d)

Milk.
Cream.
Sugar.
Nothing.

Conversation 2
The speakers are
a)
b)
c)
d)

at the grocers.
at the doctors.
in a restaurant.
in a petrol station.

Conversation 3
The speakers are talking about
a)
b)
c)
d)

being healthy.
buying a bike.
catching a bus.
travelling to work.

Conversation 4
The speakers are
a)
b)
c)
d)

boss and employee.


classmates.
teacher and student.
teachers.

Conversation 5
The woman is buying
a)
b)
c)
d)

vegetables.
sweets.
flowers.
fruit.

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Listening Part 4
Listen to the phone conversation. Tick (9 ) one box on each line of the form. First, look at the
form. The first one is done for you. You will hear the conversation twice.

Rose Hotel Booking Form

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Start Time

5pm

6pm

7pm

8pm

Number of people

0-10

11-20

21-40

41+

Main course

Fish

Meat

Pasta

Salads

Dessert

Fruit

Cheese

Ice-cream

Cake

Music

Pop

Rock

Classical

None

Finish

10-11

11-12

12-1

1-2

Day

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Reading Part 1
Read the text and choose the correct word(s) AG to complete each sentence. Write the correct
letter in each box. There are two extra words or phrases you will not need. The first one is done
for you.

My home town is
people live

in the town

exciting

cinema

very small

to the cinema

quiet place

one shop

. 1. There is

. 3. Its a

. 2. Three hundred

. 4. We dont have a

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Reading Part 2
Read the five texts. Choose a, b, c or d to complete each text. Circle the letter of the correct
answer. First, look at the example.
Example:
Visa Form
First name: Pedro
Surname:

a)
b)
c)
d)

Garcia

Spain
24
12/10/1989
Monday

Date of birth: ..
Nationality:

Spanish

1.

Please meet me the station,


not in the station. See you there.

a)
b)
c)
d)

outside
at
on
through

2.
Class Register

Name (in alphabetical order)

a)
b)
c)
d)

Present (tick)

Al-Obaid, Fatima

Gonzalez, Neil

Gruber, Peter

Sanchez, Laura

Fernandez, Carlos
Muller, Zach
Gardinier, Henry
Thorsen, Paul

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3.
Carly
Chrissie
Party
Can you bring the decorations
for the party? Lets have
flowers, flags, ............. and
posters. What do you think?
Chrissie

a)
b)
c)
d)

4.

orange juice
crisps
presents
balloons

Instructions to print
Go to the print icon.
at
the top of the computer screen.
Click on the icon with the mouse.

a)
b)
c)
d)

Im
Youre
Its
Theyre

5.

Dear Jan
How are you? I am very . .
I have a lot of work. What about you?

a)
b)
c)
d)

busy
heavy
ready
early

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Reading Part 3
Read the four short texts. There are six questions about the texts. Which text A, B, C, or D gives
you the answer to each question? The first one is done for you.
B

Mr Peter Henderson
42a Bridge Avenue
Sydney
New South Wales
Australia

14.99

Jazz Moments
2 CDs - 40 tracks

Receipt
Postage 6.20

Rachel Jones

11 December

Peter

14 December

Re: Your special day

Re: Your special day

Castledean
Post Office
Georgetown

Your present is in the post. It is a


nice present for a man like you. I
really hope you like it. Have a very
happy birthday. Miss you.
Love
Rachel

Which text gives you:


1.

the type of present?

2.

the address of the post office?

3.

the name of the sender?

4.

the date of posting?

5.

the cost of the present?

6.

the mans family name?

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Reading Part 4
Read the text about four books. Match the information in the factsheet with the books. Tick (9) the
correct box in each row. The first one is done for you.

New books

The Robots Return is a book about the future. It is about a society with robots.
The robots do not like working for people. They build a spaceship. They fly away.
Then they come back. They do not like living without people.

Dont Forget Us! is a story about two chefs. They adore each other. They work
together in a restaurant. They make wonderful food and give us the recipes.

Who? Why? is a book about a clever detective and a master criminal. The detective
finds the criminals fingerprints. He catches the criminal.

A Good Life is not a story. It is fact. A nurse has a hard job. She works long hours.
She also helps a lot of sick people in many ways.

Factsheet
The Robots
Return

Dont Forget Us!

Who? Why?

Crime
story
Science
fiction
Love story
Real life
story
Space
travel
Hospital
work
Cookery

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Writing Part 1
Complete this form.

JOB APPLICATION FORM

Full name:

Address:

Number/Street:

Town/City:

Present place of work/study:

Languages you speak:

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Writing Part 2
Write this message again. Put in the missing capital letters and full stops.

alans parents are


very nice he visits
them on saturdays

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Writing Part 3
Write four sentences about your bedroom. Write between 20 and 40 words.

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Writing Part 4
You are writing a letter to your friend. Tell him/her about your English class. Say what you do in
your lessons. Write between 15 and 25 words.

Dear

End of Examination

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