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Progress test answers B

UNIT 1 PROGRESS TEST B

GRAMMAR

1
1 has been waiting
2 has been teaching
3 Have you changed
4 has been painting
5 haven't been
6 have all made
7 has been expecting
8 haven't read
9 has our team been winning
10 have I told

2
to eat
singing
to have
to submit
to tell
tying up
talking
driving
getting
eating

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VOCABULARY
3

thick-skinned
considerate
rational
patronising
timid
sensible
amiable
dedicated

4
owing to
except
between
alongside
regarding
among

5
let us down
in its stride
on her sleeve
up for anything
expect the worst
lost for words

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USE OF ENGLISH
6
1 b
2 c
3 b
4 b
5 c
6 a
7 b
8 a
9 b
10 c

LISTENING
7
Tapescript

Speaker 1
I'd say my mum is quite a conventional woman. She and Dad live in a bungalow on the outskirts of town and
they have their little garden, where she works wonders in the summer. She's a nurse which of course means
that she is extremely patient, considerate and organised, just like all nurses should be! (smiles) She's a really
positive person, too. Always looks on the bright side of things. I suppose that's why she has so many friends.
She's always meeting someone for coffee, or goes shopping with her book club friends. Yes, she's definitely
very sociable. I suppose she generally has a very likeable personality.
Speaker 2
Let me see, well, he can be a bit immature at times, but otherwise you couldn't ask for a better brother. He has
never let me down and I know I can rely on him day and night. Last year, my car broke down 100 miles from
home and he drove to get me in the middle of the night. Honestly, I don't know a more considerate person. I'm
sure he must make the perfect neighbour. I really can't imagine his stereo blaring away late at night or him
drilling early in the morning!
Speaker 3
My yoga teacher? Well, how shall I put it? He's not your typical calm, serious or easy-going type, which is
what you'd expect a yoga teacher to be. Actually, he's quite the opposite. He gets stressed a lot, particularly
when we are running out of time and haven't managed to do all the exercises he'd planned. You always have to
expect the worst with him. And he can be quite argumentative too. The other week he approached me after
class and accused me of not paying the correct fees. You should have seen him when he found out that he was
wrong and that I have paid until the end of the year! He looked at me with his piercing eyes and argued for
about 10 minutes! I'm not really sure why I bother going to his classes.
Speaker 4
Oh, she's absolutely lovely, my wife. Sensible, calm, friendly and really considerate. We have three children
and I must say, she's brought them up on her own because I've always been travelling a lot in my job and never

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spent much time at home when they were young. But she took bringing up our children in her stride and she's
done such a good job, too. They are all at university now. Really, I couldn't ask for a better wife!
Speaker 5
I can't stand my boss. He's so conceited and patronising! I don't think anyone at work likes him. Well, it's his
fault, really. He doesn't have a kind word to say to anyone, ever. He's just always grumpy and miserable, and
whatever you do and however well you do your job, he never praises anyone or even appreciates what we do. I
wish he could be transferred to another department, because I really like my job, it's just him with his irritable
presence that makes my life at work a misery!

D
F
B
C
A

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C
B
B
A
D

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UNIT 2 PROGRESS TEST B


GRAMMAR

1
X

X



X

X
X

2
had been driving
had tried
had been talking
had laid
hadn't been playing
had been raining
had refused
had taken
had been dating
had turned off

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VOCABULARY
3
12960 spend
12961 buying
12962 earn
12963 need
12964 save up

4
14064 with her finances
14065 comfortably off
14066 worth/fortune
14067 shop around
14068 rip-off

5
14496 possession
14497 availability
14498 improvements
14499 spacious
14500 eviction

6
14928 in danger of
14929 wave goodbye to
14930 value / for
14931 forge a relationship with
14932 benefit from

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USE OF ENGLISH

9392 had forged


9393 had been renting
9394 used to value
9395 had got
9396 had made

LISTENING
8
Tapescript

Speaker 1
I'd say my mum is quite a conventional woman. She and Dad live in a bungalow on the outskirts of town and
they have their little garden, where she works wonders in the summer. She's a nurse which of course means
that she is extremely patient, considerate and organised, just like all nurses should be! (smiles) She's a really
positive person, too. Always looks on the bright side of things. I suppose that's why she has so many friends.
She's always meeting someone for coffee, or goes shopping with her book club friends. Yes, she's definitely
very sociable. I suppose she generally has a very likeable personality.
Speaker 2
Let me see, well, he can be a bit immature at times, but otherwise you couldn't ask for a better brother. He has
never let me down and I know I can rely on him day and night. Last year, my car broke down 100 miles from
home and he drove to get me in the middle of the night. Honestly, I don't know a more considerate person. I'm
sure he must make the perfect neighbour. I really can't imagine his stereo blaring away late at night or him
drilling early in the morning!
Speaker 3
My yoga teacher? Well, how shall I put it? He's not your typical calm, serious or easy-going type, which is
what you'd expect a yoga teacher to be. Actually, he's quite the opposite. He gets stressed a lot, particularly
when we are running out of time and haven't managed to do all the exercises he'd planned. You always have to
expect the worst with him. And he can be quite argumentative too. The other week he approached me after
class and accused me of not paying the correct fees. You should have seen him when he found out that he was
wrong and that I have paid until the end of the year! He looked at me with his piercing eyes and argued for
about 10 minutes! I'm not really sure why I bother going to his classes.
Speaker 4
Oh, she's absolutely lovely, my wife. Sensible, calm, friendly and really considerate. We have three children
and I must say, she's brought them up on her own because I've always been travelling a lot in my job and never
spent much time at home when they were young. But she took bringing up our children in her stride and she's
done such a good job, too. They are all at university now. Really, I couldn't ask for a better wife!

Speaker 5

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I can't stand my boss. He's so conceited and patronising! I don't think anyone at work likes him. Well, it's his
fault, really. He doesn't have a kind word to say to anyone, ever. He's just always grumpy and miserable, and
whatever you do and however well you do your job, he never praises anyone or even appreciates what we do. I
wish he could be transferred to another department, because I really like my job, it's just him with his irritable
presence that makes my life at work a misery!

15792 F
15793 T
15794 F
15795 T
15796 F

READING
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16224 B
16225 C
16226 D
16227 A
16228 B

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UNIT 3 PROGRESS TEST B


GRAMMAR

4384 when your son completed his university studies?


4385 what A-level subjects your sister has chosen?
4386 Molly has written her essay?
4387 who it was who told you (that) I was worried about my exams?
4388 it was Melanie (that/who) I saw your son with last night?
4389 where your brother's car is parked?
4390 it was Chelsea who won the FA Cup Final last year?
4391 who it was who first climbed Everest?
4392 when he gave up teaching?
4393 it was Alexander Fleming who discovered penicillin?

4816 nothing like


4817 no
4818 just as
4819 almost as
4820 a little
4821 much
4822 far
4823 much
4824 little
4825 nowhere near

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VOCABULARY

5248 trust
5249 feel sorry for
5250 in common
5251 close
5252 respect
5253 confide
5254 see eye to eye
5255 praised
5256 adores
5257 boasting

5680 life expectancy


5681 health care
5682 retirement age
5683 elderly relatives
5684 nursing homes

6112 confusing
6113 incompatible
6114 unpredictable
6115 responsive
6116 argumentative

USE OF ENGLISH

1 even/shall
2 mind/about
3 up/as
4 no/than
5 care/like

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LISTENING
Tapescript

Listen to three people discussing old age and decide whether the statements are true (T) or
false (F).

Speaker A: Anna
Speaker B: Bill
Speaker C: Carol
A: So, you're living with your daughter, Bill, are you? How are you getting on with her?
B: Great, Anna. We're very close. She felt sorry for me when I broke my leg last year, and put me up for a
while. I moved back to my house, but as time went on, my pension wasn't enough to pay the rest of my
mortgage off and I had to put it on the market. I sold it, and went back to live with her. She's looked after me
ever since. I have a nice room on the ground floor and my own bathroom. I get a couple of hot meals a day -
she's a great cook, by the way - well what more can I ask? Oh, and I adore her husband. He's accepted me as
part of the family. (laughs) He teases me about finding myself a lady friend and even keeps nagging me to go
on a blind date!
C: You're a lucky man, Bill! I think young people are too inconsiderate these days. More and more of them
would rather put their elderly relatives into old people's homes than show a little consideration. There just
seems to be no respect for the elderly. So many want to live in a huge, luxurious house, but they wouldn't put a
parent up if it came to it. They'd rather have three empty bedrooms. I really dread the day when I get too old to
look after myself. I can't stand the thought of being totally dependent on strangers looking after me. I'm a little
sceptical about the future of pensioners. Longer life expectancy, worsening health care, families breaking
apart...
A: You sound so depressing, Carol! Being a pensioner isn't that bad, you know. Since I retired, I've been doing
a lot of painting. It's something I've always wanted to do but never had the time when I had a career and was
bringing up our children. That's one good thing about retiring. And I'm sure one of your three boys would look
after you if you got too sick or too old to live on your own. You'll never end up in an old people's home, I'm
sure of that. You know, I met Dominic in the supermarket the other day and he's turned into a charming young
man. Actually, he was flirting with a young girl. Before you know it, there'll be a wedding and grandchildren!
C: Oh, stop it, Anna! That was probably his new girlfriend. I really don't like her and I don't know what he
sees in her. They have absolutely nothing in common. All she does is nag him. And she lets him pay for
everything! I've warned him about her, but unfortunately he won't listen, because he adores her.
B: He'll come to his senses, Carol, don't worry. Sooner or later. For now, just let him be a normal teenager.

7024 F
7025 F
7026 T
7027 T
7028 T

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READING

12528 F
12529 E
12530 A
12531 C
12532 B

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UNIT 4 PROGRESS TEST 4B


GRAMMAR
13392
12960 will be taking all
12961 will already have heard
12962 will die
12963 will let
12964 Won't they be taking
12965 leaves
12966 won't be
12967 will be hoping
12968 will probably be
12969 will be

13393
13824 will have finished
13825 will have been living
13826 will still be waiting
13827 will leave
13828 will have got over
13829 will have been living on
13830 will still be expecting
13831 will take
13832 will be getting
13833 will blow

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VOCABULARY
13394
14256 electoral system
14257 general public
14258 general election
14259 support
14260 candidates
14261 vote
14262 right-wing
14263 environmental issues
14264 opinion
14265 mainstream

13395
14688 paramilitary
14689 initiative
14690 unrest
14691 prisoners
14692 rights

13396
15120 extremism
15121 nationalist
15122 racism
15123 Feminism
15124 ageist

USE OF ENGLISH
13397

1 won‘t/opinion
2 politics/will
3 initiative/may
4 issue/will
5 parliament/should

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LISTENING
Tapescript

Speaker A
Well, I work for Amnesty International, which is an international movement that campaigns for the respect and
protection of human rights. I'm extremely passionate about my work as I think Amnesty is an internationally
important organisation. You wouldn't believe what goes on in the world! We work on improving human rights
mainly through campaigns, and our many members and supporters try to influence governments, politicians,
companies, basically anyone who can help us stop human rights being abused. We also have a number of
activists and campaigning groups who take up human rights issues through various communication and media
channels. Any member of the general public can help simply by becoming a member of Amnesty International
and regularly giving a small donation to support what we do.
Speaker B
For those who live in the west, healthcare is so easily accessible. And advanced, of course. Many of us take
this for granted, but, you know, for the majority of the world’s population it's a different story. People in poor
countries often live miles away from a doctor, a nurse or a healthcare facility, or perhaps they cannot afford to
buy medicine. The Red Cross tries to tackle some of these most basic health and social care problems in
vulnerable communities around the world. I've been personally involved in healthcare facilities improvement
projects in over 30 countries! Of course anyone can help. You don't need to run a marathon or skydive. We
organise many charity social events too, such as coffee mornings, cake sales or talks. All you need to do is turn
up and enjoy yourself!
Speaker C
What do we stand for? I can easily summarise that: we stand for a beautiful world, a good life and a positive
relationship with the environment. Basically, we are an environmental organisation and our focus is to look
after the planet that we all live on and depend upon. We do a lot of campaigning on environmental and social
issues, such as economic globalisation or sustainable fuel resources. I'm working on a project at the moment
that is being carried out in mining communities in Argentina and we're trying to prevent some human rights
violations. Of course, anyone can help Friends of the Earth. You can make a donation, that's the easiest thing
to do, or if you want to do a little more than that, why not join a local volunteer group?
Speaker D
I'm the Liberal Democrat candidate for my local constituency. You might wonder why I've joined a party that
never seems to win a general election, as Labour or the Tories do, but I truly believe in our policies. We have
fresh views on how the country should be run, such as having an open political system that is designed to
listen to people, rather than a system where politicians just do what they please. The core values of the Liberal
Democrats, such as fairness, freedom, liberty, and equality, are extremely important to me on a personal level.
I'm happy to represent a party that rejects any form of discrimination, such as racism, ageism or homophobia.
Of course we also put strong emphasis on environmental issues, like promoting green transport, green energy,
waste reduction or fair deals for British farmers. I have to think of my grandchildren, you know. And so should
everyone else, by voting for us!

13398
15984 A and C
15985 D
15986 B
15987 A

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13399
4480 C
4481 B
4482 F
4483 A
4484 D

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UNIT 5 PROGRESS TEST B


GRAMMAR
5872
6640 won't usually be told
6641 can’t be mended
6642 couldn't be pulled
6643 have now been arrested
6644 were being shown
6645 might have been started
6646 am often told
6647 to be spoken
6648 were carefully searched / searched carefully
6649 I'm always being stopped

5873

7216 were easily defeated by the Roman army


7217 won't be asked to take the test again
7218 will be presented with gifts made by local children
7219 will be visited by a group of old-age pensioners
7220 must be given a clear signal
7221 (that) they were being watched.
7222 will be beaten (by their opponents)
7223 who should be punished
7224 being told not to use the beach
7225 10 (that) she was being lied to

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VOCABULARY
5874
7648 enter
7649 log on
7650 scroll
7651 click
7652 upload
7653 plug
7654 scan
7655 edit
7656 zoom in
7657 download

5875
8080 side effects
8081 laser
8082 inherited
8083 advancing
8084 genetic engineering/modification

5876
20480 convicted
20481 acquitted
20482 found
20483 committed
20484 sentenced

Use of English
5877

1 double
2 delete
3 tube
4 hacker
5 injections

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20485 swipe
20486 cancel
20487 achievements
20488 laboratory
20489 vandals

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LISTENING
5878
Tapescript

(female voice)
An employee in a science lab has been charged with theft and forgery at the company he worked for. Neil
Townsend appeared in Southampton court on Monday, where he pleaded guilty to the charges. He was charged
with the theft of £547,000 which, according to police reports, occurred between January and August last year.
Police investigators later found evidence of forgery when the accused attempted to forge a number of Lloyds
Bank cheques to a total value of over £80,000, which were made payable into another employee's company
account. Mr Brown, the judge, who spoke earlier to our reporters, states that the maximum punishment
Townsend could receive for his offences is a 10-year prison sentence. Townsend had been arrested for forgery
before, but was acquitted due to lack of evidence. He is to reappear in court on April 24, 2013.
A couple from Suffolk will soon give birth to their baby, only to say goodbye to it minutes later. Todd Shaw
reports.
(male voice)
Many young couples who have difficulty conceiving opt for IVF treatment that might make their dream of
having a baby come true. The latest medical advances make test tube babies not only easier to achieve, but
also more affordable, with the success rate rising consistently. Being told of successful in vitro fertilisation is
supposed to be the happiest news a couple can get, but Jenny and Fred Herbert received very different news:
The baby wasn't theirs. Their fertility clinic, which had previously successfully helped them have a baby girl,
made a terrible mistake. They implanted an embryo into Jenny that belonged to another couple who were
trying to conceive at the same clinic. On religious grounds, the Herberts decided to carry the baby to term and
give it up to its genetic parents once it was born. In today's statement the Herberts’ solicitor claims that they
will do everything to make sure that the fertility clinic accepts full responsibility for the consequences of their
misconduct.
(female voice again)
And finally, if you have no plans for this weekend, you might be interested in visiting the Modern Technology
Fair in the Town Hall on Saturday. Whether you love new technology or are a complete technophobe, there
should be something for everyone. You can try out the most up-to-date mobile phones and touchscreen
computers, or even get the experts to show you how to use complex apps or upload videos. Mini-technology
classes will run from 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. in various places throughout the building and you don't need to pay
for these if you show a valid day ticket.
And now, let's look at the weather forecast for ...

21344 C
21345 B
21346 D
21347 B
21348 C

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READING
5879
21776 D
21777 A
21778 B
21779 B
21780 C

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UNIT 6 PROGRESS TEST B


GRAMMAR
22640
22208 are now believed to have made
22209 expected to be paid
22210 would be told to wear
22211 is known to be
22212 would rarely have been seen
22213 is often suggested
22214 was later felt to have been given
22215 is widely assumed to have been started
22216 were thought to have been killed
22217 used to be thought

22641
23072 the / the
23073 the / an
23074 – / the
23075 –/a
23076 the / –
23077 a/a
23078 the / -
23079 the / –
23080 a / the
23081 – / the

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VOCABULARY
22642
23504 pear
23505 creamy
23506 smooth
23507 stodgy
23508 mouth-watering
23509 crunchy
23510 spicy
23511 sweet
23512 ripe
23513 tasty

22643
23936 fair trade
23937 calories
23938 Organic
23939 cholesterol
23940 Low-carb

22644
24368 legalise
24369 readiness
24370 sharpened
24371 possibility
24372 ripeness

Use of English
22645
1 a
2 c
3 c
4 a
5 c
6 a

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7 a
8 c
9 c
10 b

LISTENING
22646
Tapescript

J:Jenny
S:Stuart
N:Nigel
N: Stuart, what do you think of the new health-food restaurant that's just opened opposite the cinema? I can't
remember its name. You went there last week, didn't you?
S: Yeah, I went there with my sister. I think it's called the Green Leaf. It does lots of, you know, vegetarian and
vegan dishes. My sister's vegetarian and she's into all this healthy, fair-trade, organic stuff. To be honest with
you, I'm a steak and chips kind of guy and I didn't think much of the food.
N: Really? Why's that?
S: Actually, my main course was inedible. The omelette was too dry and, worst of all, the vegetables were far
too crunchy for my liking. I prefer them much more tender. Then we ordered some kind of a fruity dessert and
most of the fruit wasn't ripe. Oh, and the coffee was so bitter, I couldn't drink it. I really don't go for these
health-food restaurants. You won't see me in there again.
J: So which restaurant would you recommend, Stuart? I know you eat out a lot.
S: Table For Two. The best restaurant ever, honestly. I can't get enough of it. Actually, I went there four times
last week! The quality of the food is outstanding. The meat is always tender, nothing is too bland, salty or
greasy, and you can order anything from slightly peppery to really spicy, depending on your tastebuds. When I
find the right woman, that is where I will take her on the first date!
J: And what about you, Nigel? Do you have a favourite?
N: I suppose I quite like the one opposite where I work. I've been to see my doctor recently because I've been
feeling a little tired, and my levels of cholesterol have gone up again. So she suggested that I avoid eating
anything too creamy, spicy or greasy. She said I should only eat bland, low-calorie food, basically, nothing too
stodgy. Apparently if I do that, I'll be full of beans again. So, I've started eating lots of simply-cooked fish
dishes instead of my usual lamb curries. They do a lovely smoked salmon. I've got a bit of a passion for
smoked fish. Oh, and the desserts are mouth-watering! And what about you Jenny, do you eat out a lot?
J: No, not at all. I don't need to eat out. My husband does all the cooking, and in a nutshell, he's a wonderful
chef. We had a family celebration last week and he did all the cooking for 30 people! He made about 10
different starters and dishes. Small peppers filled with a creamy mushroom filling, crispy duck slices with
fresh herbs, freshly baked bread rolls with butter, and he even baked a couple of cakes. Of course they were
sweet and stodgy, but they were so tasty! Some might say his food is a little too high-calorie, I know, but it's
delicious. So, I don't need to go to restaurants. Give me his food any time.

25248 T
25249 T
25250 F
25251 T

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25252 F

READING
22647
25680 B
25681 C
25682 D
25683 A
25684 B

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UNIT 7 PROGRESS TEST B


GRAMMAR
26976
26112 have bought
26113 wanted
26114 is
26115 had
26116 was
26117 would
26118 was
26119 will
26120 was
26121 go

26977
26544 warned not to use too much make-up
26545 forbidden to drink if they were driving
26546 encourage me to read good books
26547 asked to walk slowly so (that) we wouldn't slip on the ice
26548 reminded us to put out the recycling
26549 offered to take the TV I had bought to my car
26550 proposed we (should) go to the zoo the next/following week
26551 accused me of using/having used the wrong fuel
26552 advised to shop around for a good deal before I bought a new phone
26553 suggested waiting to see if the weather improved

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VOCABULARY
26978
8528 articles
8529 editorial
8530 news flashes
8531 citizen journalism
8532 front page
8533 human interest
8534 tabloids
8535 breaking news
8536 headlines
8537 censorship

26979
27408 plea
27409 axe
27410 vows
27411 riddle
27412 quit

26980
27840 logged out
27841 checked in
27842 sort
27843 called off
27844 dragging on

Use of English
26981
1 if, whether / on
2 of / up
3 would / on
4 on / having
5 not / off

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LISTENING
26982
Tapescript

I: Interviewer
O: Olivia
I: Today in the studio we have Olivia Holden, a reporter who runs a citizen journalist website. Olivia, tell us
what made you decide to set up training for ordinary citizens to become journalists?
O: Well, being a columnist for the largest national broadsheet meant that I used to get a lot of letters from
readers expressing how powerless they felt about what is happening in politics, and how frustrated they felt
about not being able to influence the political process. So, about three years ago, I came up with the idea of
training ordinary people to become journalists and opinion writers. I started an experiment on Facebook ®,
where I wanted to get real-time Twitter reports, but also train people to become journalists. The idea caught on
faster than I had anticipated and the citizen journalist community has over fifty thousand new members from
all over the world joining every week.
I: Wow, that is a lot. Could you tell us a little more about how these members contribute to the media?
O: Sure. First of all, each new member is trained in the basics of reporting. Of course they can look all of these
up on the overview on our website, but we find that one-to-one communication is more effective. The key to
becoming a reporter is to be able to use eyewitness accounts and original documentation. We also make sure
that new members are familiar with the concept of what I call ‘double sourcing’. Then they are ready to start
their research and article writing.
I: Sorry, what exactly do you mean by ‘double sourcing’?
O: It simply means that you shouldn't trust just one source of information, because if you base your article on
a single source, you won't give the reader enough context and might even spread misinformation.
I: I see. So how reliable do you think citizen journalism is?
O: Actually, it is exciting to see the quality of the information provided by ordinary citizens. The problem
today is the decrease in the number of local newspapers, which means less coverage of local news and issues
relevant to the people in their region. Citizen reporting on a local level is truly excellent. Citizen journalists are
not pushed for time, as they have no deadlines, so they can stay on a case or carry on doing research around
the article for as long as they need. We've had citizens putting up original documentation of court rulings, even
some government officials writing about exactly where public money was being invested. Basically, citizen
journalists don't get paid. They are journalists because they care about what is going on in their country and in
the world. They want to make sure that all the information they find is made public, without any censorship.
I: It seems like you're saying that we should trust citizen journalists more than professional journalists?
O: You know, there is probably some truth in that. They certainly help strengthen democracy.

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GRAMMAR

Did you manage to


couldn't
Were they able to
Can we
haven't been able to
can
managed to
were able to
were able to
can

, which was freshly squeezed,


that surprised me most
, which I hadn't noticed/didn't notice at first,
that won the match
I had broken

not obeying the lights


not required on the journey
sold in the shop
copying from others
any items left unattended

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VOCABULARY

natural
mining
renewable
solar
tidal
fossil
emissions
installing
turbines
panels

post-communist
redecorated
misread
over-time
multimillion

injured
lumps
hurt
particles
harms

Use of English

1 able / in
2 whose / mine
3 fumes / up
4 which / out
5 where / misbehaving

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Tapescript

Speaker A
I don't know why people dump their rubbish by the river opposite where we live. By doing that they may harm
plants and animals, and even pollute the water in the river, because rubbish can contain hazardous material.
That can have a huge impact on our health, too. I call the police every time I see someone doing it, as it is
illegal, but what can they do apart from making them pay a fine, when the government does so little?
Speaker B
There are many animals that are endangered and it would be a real shame if they disappeared from earth
forever. I think it's vital for governments to support wildlife conservation and habitat protection programmes,
and fight against the many threats to these endangered species, such as habitat loss, poaching or illegal trade. It
is proven that many animals live longer in captivity than in the wild, so wildlife reserves, safaris and quality
zoos should be funded by governments. And of course schools should teach children and young people to
respect and protect animals.
Speaker C
I strongly believe that one of the best renewable energy resources is wind energy. Once wind turbines are
installed, either individually or on windfarms, wind power is extremely easy to make and it's certainly one of
the best alternatives to fossil fuels, as it's plentiful, renewable and widely available. I've just read an article
where wind power was comparable in cost to coal or natural gas installations in a new house. So, when my
wife and I finally decide where to build our eco-house, we'll consider getting our power from wind turbines.
Either that, or a combination of solar panels and wind turbines.
Speaker D
I don't understand why so many people ignore the fact that their cars produce exhaust emissions that pollute
the environment and use natural oil and other non-renewable resources. CO2 emissions contribute
significantly to creating greenhouse gases, so it should be in everyone's interest to get an ecological car, which
has low exhaust emissions and fuel consumption. Apparently making a new car creates as much carbon
pollution as driving it, so we really should use public transport as much as possible.
Speaker E
We live in an eco-friendly, or, as some call it, green neigbourhood. All the houses in our street were built from
various recycled materials and are more energy efficient, because they use renewable energy sources, such as
solar roof panels or heat pumps. I know it's a bit of an investment, but we feel great living in this area, not only
because we are saving energy, which means saving money, but also because we are reducing our carbon
footprint. We don't own a car either. Instead, we cycle everywhere, or take a train or bus.

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B 6
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GRAMMAR

hadn't
could
mightn’t
needn't
might
wouldn't
had chosen
needn't have offered
mightn't
would have been

should
couldn't
mightn't
could
would

had told me sooner


wouldn't be so cross
would be clearer
would start better
you had telephoned earlier

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VOCABULARY

disloyal
pushy
atruistic
thoughtless
hysterical
spiteful
deceitful
short-sighted
cunning
clumsy

mountainous
responsive
inappropriate
accessible
pointless

court
tension
claim
nightmare
turned

Use of English

1 b
2 c
3 c
4 a
5 c

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6 c
7 c
8 a
9 c
10 b

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Tapescript

The Prime Minister has admitted that there is not only disagreement between parties competing for seats in the
next Parliament, but also increasing tension among his own party's members, particularly with regard to the
issue of affordable housing. He condemned the election campaign as a period full of lies, offensive remarks
and misinformation towards the public. "Some politicians are so short-sighted," he claimed, "that instead of
giving credible information, they just make promises they cannot keep. Members of the public should know
the parties' true plans for the long-term future, so that they can make an informed choice about who to vote
for," said the Prime Minister in an interview today.
The medical board has announced publicly that the new drug Curesoll, claimed to cure cancers previously
considered incurable, will be taken off the market. The board has expressed concerns that the drug
manufacturer, CureMeds, has been eager to distribute the drug to hospitals and clinics, but has been careless
about giving thorough information to medical staff about its side effects. The board has also expressed
sceptical views about the the drug's potential to cure some of the cancers it claims to.
An outraged mother has attempted to take her rock singer ex-husband Will O'Scanlon to court for refusing to
pay maintenance for their five children. Helen Smith, a housewife, has expressed her anger at how, instead of
being supportive of his children and paying monthly maintenance, the star has neglected them over the last
three years since their divorce. "Unlike Will, who is famous and loaded, I'm in a hopeless financial situation.
But it's not just the money I'm furious about. It's how spiteful he has been lately. He's turned our world upside
down and at times I feel as if he's trying to do everything to make our life a nightmare," said Ms Smith.
According to her lawyer, not paying child maintenance is rarely prosecuted in court and when it is, the accused
is only likely to receive a fine.
The innovative designer Paul Campbell announced last night that his company NewComps will be launching a
new laptop called Terminator. The sleek design includes some exceptional features, such as an indestructable
cover that changes colour according to temperature, a well-designed desktop, and a mini-robot integrated into
the base of the laptop which enables it to move. This means that wherever you are in the house, you can either
call your laptop, or use a remote control, and your laptop will come to you. Although the price of the
Terminator is comparable with other high-performance laptops, it's questionable whether buyers will
appreciate such hi-tech features.
96 B
97 C
98 A
99 D
100 A

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B
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GRAMMAR
528
960 On no occasion have we ...
961 Under no circumstances will I ...
962 It was my grandmother who ...
963 The kind of job I'd like is ...
964 What I'd really hate is to ...
965 The thing I love about ice-hockey ...
966 The important thing is that you ...
967 What you really need ...
968 The last place I saw him ...
969 Little did Ryan know who ...

529
1392 we went to a play
1393 we didn't know (that) already
1394 we cycled to work
1395 you told me
1396 we went ahead
1397 we went out for dinner
1398 we forget all about it
1399 she didn't drive on her own
1400 we painted it again
1401 one of us searched

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VOCABULARY
530
1824 course
1825 bat
1826 speed
1827 wetsuit
1828 shuttlecock
1829 rink
1830 helmet
1831 slopes
1832 sticks
1833 hoop

531
2256 hardship
2257 employment
2258 consideration
2259 likelihood
2260 proceedings

532
2688 ✓
2689 Short-sightedness Long-sightedness
2690 passages circulation
2691 circulation digestion
2692 ✓

Use of English
533
1 ring / gloves
2 It / that
3 had / slope
4 see / as
5 neck / neck

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534
Tapescript

Listen to people talking about their involvement in sport and match the statements to the
speakers. You can use the speakers more than once.

Speaker A
Having been born in Ontario, of course I play it. In some countries the field version is popular, but here it's all
about something interesting to do in winter. I was able to skate when I was about 3, and I'd say most kids
where I live do this sport, because we have cold enough winters with reliable seasonal ice cover. It's a team
sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden sticks to shoot a rubber puck into their opponents' net. The
game is played between two teams of six players – five skaters and a goalie. Basically, we skate up and down
the ice rink trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team. I think it's a great sport, fast-
paced and physically demanding. In a good way, of course. I love the competitiveness and the adrenalin rush it
gives me.
Speaker B
I suppose it's an unusual thing to do, but I've always been fascinated by self-defence sports, like judo or karate.
It originates in Korea and can loosely be translated as ‘the way of the hand and foot’, but the art actually
emphasises kicks without moving the body. It's a lot about leg and muscle power, and some instructors also
use pressure points and other interesting techniques borrowed from other martial arts. Besides exercise and
self-defence, the focus is also on mediation and philosophy.
Speaker C
It was first played in England in the 16th century, so its roots go pretty deep. I'm very proud of our national
sport. Actually, whenever the English team wins, I feel quite patriotic. How would I describe the game? Well,
it's a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field. It's all about the batting team trying
to score runs against the other team, which bowls and fields, basically trying to get the batsman out. I think it's
a wonderful sport, with some great sportsmanship involved, and it certainly doesn't have as much
commercialism in it as football does. It's definitely not as much about earnings or how much a player is worth
in team transfer fees.
Speaker D
If you've ever hit a patch of ice while driving your car, you've experienced exactly what we experience driving
down the track. You can't steer properly because the ice is so slippery, and if you suddenly use the brakes it can
send you spinning out of control. And let's not forget the speed we are going at down a track full of twists and
turns. Any wrong move can cause a dramatic crash, and with the driver and crew sitting out in the open, the
results can be devastating. Of course we have to wear helmets, knee and elbow pads, and special goggles, but
that doesn't always protect you from serious injuries. And we're not talking about bruises and sprains!

3552 D
3553 B
3554 A
3555 C
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3984 T
3985 F
3986 F
3987 F
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