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B2 EXAM

NAME: DATE:

VOCABULARY
1. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES BELOW WITH ONE OF THE WORDS FROM THE BOX.
THERE ARE EXTRA WORDS THAT YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE.

SPOUTING BEVERAGES COMPLIMENTARY ARRIVED


PROVIDED WITH SCHEDULED POND SUCH
REMARKABLE MAKE APPROACHED TOUR GUIDE
ALL-INCLUSIVE SPRING CATERED TO BEACH
PUTTING UP BROADEN MIST PURCHASE
SHORE APPEALING HARDLY UNTOUCHED
DO DUNGEON SHORTAGE STEWARDESS

1. When we ___________________ at the airport, Jenna’s flight had already landed and she was
waiting for us in the café.
2. Beatrice said that working as a ____________________ is enjoyable in every aspect, apart from
the fact that you have to work outdoors.
3. After a week on the yacht, Joshua was happy to be on ___________________ again.
4. When the weather was nice, she liked to go for a walk in the early morning ___.
5. The____________________ he made online cost him an arm and a leg.
6. Did you get enough __________________________ for the dinner tonight?
7. A few weeks ago, my friend Kate gave me a very _____________________ description of a
paragliding holiday.
8. My wife and I recently booked a(n) _______________________ two-week holiday to Sharm el
Sheikh in Egypt.
9. Simon has a fish ________________ in his back garden.
10. If we try to learn about and appreciate other cultures, we ________________ our horizons.
11. “My flight is not _______________________ to arrive until 8pm, so don’t come to the airport too
early.”
12. There is ___________________ any doubt that one of the best ways of discovering the many
incredible areas of the country is on horseback.
13. My cousin is _______________ me ______________ for a few days because I am having my
house renovated.
14. Unfortunately, no house was left _____________________ by the hurricane.
15. There is a cool mountain ________________ just outside the village.
16. Suriname features a wide range of ________________ plant and animal life in the Amazonian
rainforest.
17. The designers added nautical elements to the building _______________ as portholes and
images of seaweed, starfish and waves.
18. The doctor said it will _________________ you good to stay in bed for a few days.
19. Unless it rains these next months, the country will suffer from water ____________.
20. The students of this school are _________________ both food and accommodation.

2. WRITE A SENTENCE, EXPLAIN WITH YOUR OWN VOCABULARY OR WRITE A


SYNONYM OF THE FOLLOWING WORDS SO THEIR MEANING IS CLEAR!
1. SCENERY

2. SPOILED

3. POLICY

4. OVERWHELMING

5. STUFFY
3. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF THE
WORDS / PHRASES IN THE BOX.

WOOD – LOOK FORWARD TO – MILD – BORE – PRIOR – OUT – TURN OUT

1. The climate of Iceland is ________________ in winter than most people think.


2. Many South Sea islanders still live in traditional _____________ cabins.
3. At first we were disappointed with the trip, but everything _______________ well in the
end.
4. After the accident the company made health and safety is __________________.
5. We went on several _____________________ as well, and I particularly enjoyed the
camel ride in the desert.
6. Marion and Chris ________________________ their first tennis lesson.
7. Although my wife enjoyed the film, I found it really __________________

4. CIRCLE THE CORRECT ANSWER.

1. By winning the gold medal in the Olympics, he managed / accomplished / achieved worldwide
recognition.
2. It took me an hour to arrive / get / reach to work this morning due to the heavy traffic.
3. Jenny was kind enough to pick us up / pay us off / put us up for the night since we couldn’t
find suitable accommodation.
4. Look at the way Kate moves when she is dancing! She is so glorious / graceful / grateful.
5. He was imprisoned as the evidence against him was overwhelming / complimentary /
challenging.
6. Her loss / lack / absence from the party didn’t go unnoticed.
7. Martin overcame many obstacles / particles / features and reached great heights in his career.
8. The best way to get to know London is to join a guided city trip / journey / tour.
9. The festival ended with a stylish / spectacular / significant fireworks display.
10. A meeting has been certified / scheduled / modified for Tuesday morning.

5. MATCH THE WORDS / PHRASES WITH THEIR DEFINITIONS.

1. Rewarding a. know about something or someone, usually not very well


2. Compromise b. a narrow section of sea between high rocks
3. (to get) acquainted with a group c. moving somewhere very quickly
4. Make up for d. get control of something in order to use it for a
particular purpose
5. Harness e. giving you satisfaction or pleasure
6. Fjord f. the art, buildings, traditions, and beliefs that a
society considers important to its history and culture
7. Heritage g. a settlement of differences in which each side gives
up something it has previously demanded
8. Rushing h. take the place of something that has been lost or damaged

6. VOCABULARY FROM THE VIDEO SESSIONS

A) EXPLAIN THE FOLLOWING WEATHER EXPRESSIONS

1. STORM OUT

2. STEAL SOMEONE’S THUNDER

3. TAKE BY STORM
B) GUESS THE WORD

1. with a sky completely full of clouds _____________________


2. when small balls of ice fall from the sky like rain ________________
3. a very strong wind _______________
4. a long period of time when there is little or no rain and crops die _________________
5. a storm with a lot of snow and strong winds
6. to rain in a very light way __________________

7. WRITE THE CORRECT ADJECTIVE TO DESCRIBE PEOPLE OR PLACES.

1. far away from other cities, towns, or people R______________


2. boring, or not interesting D___________
3. attractive, especially because it is old and interesting P_________________
4. simple in design, with no decoration P______________
5. feeling sad and alone because you are far from home H________________
6. not recognized or known M________________

GRAMMAR
1. PRESENT SIMPLE + PROGRESSIVE + STATIVE VERBS.
1. Elena _________________________________ (always leave) her clothes everywhere,
which drives her mother crazy!
2. Jonathan _____________________________ (work) as a sales assistant until he finds a
job he likes.
3. At the moment, the patient _____________________________ (seem) very healthy;
however, he needs to rest.
4. This week, the whole family _____________________________ (fly) to Barcelona for my
cousin’s wedding.
5. … and now Smith has the ball and he __________________________ (score)!
6. Alex ___________________________ (think of) moving to Canada.
7. The number of people without jobs __________________________ (increase) every day.
8. Rivers ________________________ (flow) into the sea.
9. Here ___________________________ (come) the train!
10. In this week’s episode, Sandra __________________________ (meet) Alan again.

2. IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES FILL IN THE GAPS WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
QUANTIFIERS: MUCH, MANY, A LOT OF, A LITTLE, LITTLE, A FEW, FEW.

1. Not _____________ people turned up at the meeting yesterday.


2. If I had ____________________ money, I’d travel around the world.
3. He isn’t a good teacher. He’s got very _______________ patience with children.
4. There were only _________________ people at Jim’s party last night, but we had a great
time.
5. How ________________ luggage am I allowed to carry on the plane?
6. There is only __________________ time left before the plane takes off. Hurry up!
7. There were _________________ rainy days last summer. It was quite dry.
8. With ______________________ support from my friends, I should be able to get over this
crisis.
9. There were too __________________ people at the restaurant!
10. I don’t have ______________ time left. I need to leave for the airport soon.
11. There is very _____________________ information about the Hotel Everland on the
Internet. You must go to the travel agency.
12. The Airbus A380 does not consume so ____________________ fuel.

3. FILL IN THE GAPS USING MAKE OR DO IN THE CORRECT TENSE.

1. Have you _______________ up your mind as to what you would like to do when you grow up?
2. ________________ sure that all the windows are locked before you leave.
3. While Mary was at my house, she asked if she could ____________________ a phone call.
4. I believe that Brandon has __________________ great progress.
5. He ____________________ his best, but he didn’t win the contest.
6. Watching TV for too long can ____________________ a lot of harm to your eyes.
7. He ______________________ money by selling hand-made jewellery.
8. This cream will ______________ wonders for your dry hands.
9. Julia called the radio station to ____________________ request for her favourite song.
10. Could you please not ____________________ so much noise while the baby is sleeping?
11. China and Brazil are discussing whether they will _________________ business with each
other concerning oil.
12. They army gave Bryan a medal for courage, but he says that he just ______________ his
duty for his country.
13. As soon as we left the children alone, they ______________ a mess in the room.
14. Did the boss ask Craig to _________________ some work for the project over the weekend?
15. I _____________________ a complaint to the restaurant manager about the bad service.
16. The hurricane ____________________ a lot of damage to the houses by the coast.
17. If I could _____________________ a suggestion, I really think we should meet again next
Saturday.
18. Can you ________________ me a favour and pick up the children from school this afternoon?
19. I’m not really sure when man walked on the moon for the first time, but I can
_______________ a guess.
20. Good morning. I would like to ________________________ an appointment to see the doctor
this afternoon.

4. FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH THE PRESENT PERFECT OR PRESENT PERFECT


CONTINUOUS OF THE VERBS IN BRACKETS.

1. Where __________________________ (you be)? Betty _____________________________


(look for) you all morning.
2. That is the most delicious meal I _____________________________ (ever eat).
3. I _____________________________ (not swim) in a lake since I was six years old.
4. This is the third time I ____________________________ (travel) to Italy this year.
5. I am having my house redecorated. The decorators ___________________________ (wok) in
here since seven this morning.
6. We _____________________________ (study) all morning because we have a History exam
tomorrow.
7. A new shopping centre _________________________ (recently open) up in the town centre.
8. It’s hard to believe that John _____________________________ (never hear) of Jennifer
Lopez.
9. Can you please do something about the state of your room? I _________________________
(ask) you all week!
10. What’s wrong? You look really worried! What _________________________ (happen)?
11. __________________________ (you play) games on the computer again?

5. READ THE TEXTS AND COMPLETE THE BLANKS WITH A, AN, THE OR –

1. Furnishing _______ new flat is something that needs ________ time and ________ attention.
Very ____________ few of us are rich enough to be able to hire ________ interior decorator.
__________ majority of people must do it by themselves. Nowadays, there are lots of design
shops which offer ____________ wide range of __________ products at affordable prices.
2. ______ Museum of ________ Modern Art in New York is ________ great museum. Not only
does it contain beautiful paintings by _______ famous artists, such as Monet and Picasso, but
______ building itself is also ______ excellent work of ______ architecture.
WRITING

In your English class you have been talking about education. Now your English teacher has asked you
to write an essay for homework. Write your answer in 140 – 190 words in an appropriate style. Write
your essay using all the notes and giving reasons for your point of view.

Some parents teach their children at home rather than sending them to school. Is this a good
or a bad thing for the children?
Notes. Write about:
1. having a parent as a teacher
2. making friends
3. ...................... (your own idea)