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LONGMAN EXAM aN EW. SKILLS amet (2) (5) We Mary Stephens LONGMAN a ° erty Pree PA uras Part 1: Identifying what is being tested Descriptive adjectives, Similar but different, Phrasal verbs with hold, Common ‘expressions, Similes, Prepositions, Collocations 2 Creatures great and small plz Part 2: Recognising the author's style, tone and reason for writing ‘Animal groups, Animal homes, Animal families, Parts af an animal's body, Similar but Gitferent, Prepositions, Ways of ‘communicating, Phrasal verbs with take, Verb and noun collocations, Verbs of movement, Similar but different 3 Going places p22 Part 3: How to read for gist ‘Words from the tex, Descriptive verbs, Travelling and transport, Prepositions, Idioms and expressions with go, Phrasal verbs with ‘90, Collocations with adjectives, Expressions with and 4 Larger than life Part 4: How to deal with unfamiliar Similar but different, Opposites, Character p30 words adjectives, Idioms with parts ofthe body, Expressions and idioms, Phrasal verbs with come, Similar words, Expressions with come 5 Sights and sounds Part 1: Recording and learning Expressions and idioms connected with music, p38 vocabulary Expressions with be, Similar but different, (Cinema and theatre terms, Expressions and Idioms with make and do, Prepositions, Collocations, Phrasal verbs with run Part 2: Recognising irony, exaggeration and Figurative language Similar words, Similar but different, Adiective and noun collocations, Expressions to ‘describe people, Expressions with run, Words connected with light and water, Similar but different, Prepositions, Phrasal verbs with fall TAIN In a day's work Part 3: How to recognise reference Jobs and equipment, Aspects of employment, 7.56 words and other text links Common work-related expressions, Phrasal vorbs with break, Similar tut different, Colfocations with adjectives, Similar but different, Prepositions crimes and Part 4: How to read between “Types of crime, Legal terms, Adjective and ‘misdemeanours the lines ‘noun collocations, Similar but different, ped Prepositions, Phrasal verbs with ge, Similar but diferent, Expressions connected with EXAM PRACTICE 1 p72 ey Part 1: Recording and leaming vocabulary Pireicoy Eevee Processes, Adjective and noun collacations, Similar but different, Verb and noun collacations, Phrasal verbs with put, Idloms and expressions with put, Prepesitions, Expressions and idioms tolite Part 2: How to increase your speed when reading and answering questions Idioms with comparisons, Expressions with parts ofthe body, Similar but different, ‘Adjective and noun collocations, Phrasal verbs with look, Expressions with look, Prepositions, Expressions and idioms with the weather sth matters Part 3: Identifying topic links and associated words and phrases Parts ofthe body (1), Parts of the body (2), Expressions with parts ofthe body, Expressions with finger, Phrasal verbs with ‘make, Similar but diferent, Verbs, Sirilar words fruits of technology Part 4: Paying careful attention to detail Descriptive adjectives, Phrasal verbs with give, Components, tools and equipment, Similar but iferent, Expressions with give, Similar words, More expressions with make and do Wind over matter Part 1: Skills review Expressions with time, Phrases with turn, Phrasal verbs with turn, Verbs and noun collocations, Expressions and idioms, Fixed phrases and idloms, Prepositions Part 2: Understanding the tone of words or phrases in a text; Skills review Verb and noun collocations, Expressions, Mixed phrasal verbs, Describing ways of speaking and looking, Verbs of movement, Computer parts, Prepositions, Similar words 2 shadow of the past Part 3: Skills review Part 4: How to answer multiple choice questions; Sklls review Prepositions, Similar but different, Phrasal verbs with fay and set, Common idioms and expressions, Similar words, Expressions, Adjectives, Verbs and phrases CComman expressions, Collocations, Similar but different, Expressions, Colours, Phrasal verbs with bring, Prepositions In so many words e Exam strategy: Part 1 Part I of the Reading paper consists of three unrelated short texts. Each text is followed by siz, fonroption multiple choice questions. You must choose the word which jts the gap. ME skis crea Identifying what is being tested Part 1 of the Reading paper tests your knowledge of vocabulary including idioms, collocations, fixed phrases, dependent prepositions, words with similar meanings and phrasal verbs. Itis important to recognise what kind of vocabulary item is being tested in each ‘gap in order to find the correct answer. [Ey Fee? cuicky through the text below but do not attempt to fin the gaps yet. Which of the sentences below best surnmarises what the text is about? 1. Reading is boring 2. Reading is not as boring as people think 3. Video games are better than reading. Reading can mess with your life Literature can seriously damage your health, | (1) ...... this for a fact, because a book once broke my nose. | was wandering along the King’s Road, reading a particularly absorbing novel as | went, when ~ Bangt 1 2) .....@ lamppost and busted my nose. fd had ry (3) about me, | would have grabbed the nearest picture of Catherine Deneuve and rushed into casualty shouting, ‘Help! Send for a plastic surgeon. I've broken my nose and it used to look exactly lke this!’ Ths isthe secret trouble with reading. it looks so anodyne, compared with the brightly coloured attractions of cartoons or video games. But in its subversive way, it has far more potential to mess about with life. Unlike television or movies, which are too transient, too busy, too (4) ...... on the mediating presence of clumsy bits of mechanical equipment for one to feel a true intimacy with them (6) ..... many times they are replayed, books exist in a strange, symbiotic and rather disturbing (6) ...... with the human mind, from an atc by .Shiling in The Times LE Wat kind of vocabulary ite is being tested in each ofthe gaps? Question 1 .. a fixed phrase/expression (x2) Question 2 .. b phrasal verb Question 3 adjective and dependent preposition Question 4 .. words with similar meanings Question 5 .. © noun and dependent preposition Question 6 .. PSCTCVCLEGERERELEASD Read the text again and decide which answer (A, B, € or D) best fits each gap. Use the dues to help you. 1 Atake B know C understand D get Clie: Which word Conocates TiNh” fact” tira feted eareRsIOn MoARIG to We certaIR of something’? 2 Adrewup Bran over G bumped into D fell over (Clue: 15 the writer driving or on foot? B thoughts Cideas D brains ith fixed expression means ‘to be alert’ and incindes the words ‘have’ D trusting D however and Jabout'? 4 Ancedy B dependent C attached (Cia WiteIGf these adjctiTer iF fOUDIM by ihe dependBTt PrEpORiion "T. 5 Adespite B although C no matter Clie AW four options have similar meanings but only one is grammatically correct here. 6 A method B relation C relationship D way Clue: Which nown collocates with ‘symbiotic and is followed by the preposition “with? LB) Read quickly through the text below but do not aitempt to fil in the gaps yet, What is it about? The newspaper editor An editor does not need to be a superman (or ‘a wonderwoman). But he must be able, energetic, resourceful, quick, patient and have lots of stamina. Especially in an age of high technology, an editor must know exactly how his paper is (1) ...... and be able to do it ‘himself, He must be good enough, at a (2)... to do the jobs of everyone on his Siafl, bar one or two specialists. And the jcumalists themselves must be aware of this. editor can (3)... by inspiring fear among them, but admiration, or at least respect (4) ...... with awe, will produce better work, My advice to editors is not to (6) ...... the job = still less themselves ~ too seriously. It is the paper, which has a life, a character and a spirit of its own, which matters, Editors may feel like litte tin (6)... but once they are ‘ex’ they are of no more significance than the discarded model wife of a billionaire. ton Te et Psy aad the text again more thoroughly and look at questions 1 and 2 below. Decide which arsnez (A,B, C or D) best fits each gap. Use a dictionary to help you if necessary. a Ase le Bgot C put together D tuned out OE pTaRT Tend mreaTs 15 Dombind diferent tings tito one wvFle. 2 Apinch Bnod (Rae yee erase wa ons we Tie wor C nudge D shake aan som Bi er the rest of the gaps. Explain to your teacher why you chose each option. 3 B get away C get off D get out ‘ B tinged C flecked D stained 3 B make C take D hold £ B figures C gods D saints