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For questions 13-27, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).
Write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
Example: 0 W I T H
Weather in Antarctica
The most extreme weather conditions experienced in Antarctica are associated (0) ..... blizzards. These are simply strong winds with falling snow (13) ....., more commonly, snow that is picked up and pushed along the ground by the wind. Blizzards may last for days at (14) ..... time, and in some cases it can be almost impossible for people to see. It is not unusual (15) ..... objects only about a metre or (16) ..... away to become unrecognisable. Scientists doing research in the area (17) ..... then confined to their tents or caravans. We think of blizzards (18) ..... extremely cold, while in fact temperatures in the Antarctic are usually higher than normal (19) ..... a blizzard. Major blizzards of several days in length occur more frequently in some locations than in others. (20) ..... may be eight or ten such blizzards in any particular place (21) ..... an annual basis. They often cause considerable damage, so that any scientific buildings or equipment constructed in this region must be specially made to give as (22) ..... protection as possible.
If the weather is fine, visibility in Antarctica is usually excellent because of the clear air and the absence of dust and smoke. (23) ..... this means is that people often greatly underestimate the distance of objects and features of the landscape. Also, very large features (24) ..... as mountains may appear to be above the horizon, or even upside (25) ..... These ‘mirages’, (26) ..... are just tricks played by the eyes in certain conditions, have led to explorers in the Antarctic making many errors (27) ….. judgment.
For questions 28-37, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0).
rite your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
Freud and Dreams
For questions 38-42, think of one word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences. Here is an example (0).
0 The committee decided to.....................the money equally between the two
I can’t believe that John and Maggie have decided to..................... up after 20 years of marriage.
To serve a watermelon you need to.....................it down the centre with a sharp knife.
Write only the missing word IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
38 Sally’s front tooth is very................- I’m sure it’ll come out soon.
Jane has lost so much weight that all her clothes are too .....................
The horse got.....................from the stable and started trotting towards the road.
39 The thief..................... the watch into his pocket when he thought no one was looking. Several visitors to the castle almost..................... on the newly polished floor.
The speaker..................... a few references to the local football team into his speech, which the audience appreciated greatly.
40 Chris arrived very early for his flight in order to be at the .....................of the queue when the check-in desk opened.
My sister’s got a really good.....................for figures, but I’m hopeless at maths.
George has just been promoted to..................... of department so he’ll be even more busy from now on.
41 The restaurant..................out of fish quite early on in the evening.
The boat..................... into a storm as it neared the French coast.
Mrs Benson..................... the company single-handed after her husband’s death.
42 This is the exact..................... where the famous scene from the film was shot.
When they felt the first..................... of rain, they gathered the picnic together and rushed inside.
The high..................... of my trip around India was definitely the trip to Calcutta.
For questions 43-50, 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 six words, including the word given. Here is an example (0).
0 Femanda refused to wear her sister’s old dress.
Fernanda said that her sister’s old dress.
The gap can be filled with the words ‘she would not wear’, so you write:
SHE WOULD NOT WEAR
Write the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
43 Mauro says he prefers to do his homework on his own.
Mauro says that do his homework with
44 Clara said that she had not seen the missing letter.
Clara the missing letter.
45 It took Layla five minutes to find her car keys.
Layla for her car keys.
Paper 3 Use of English
46 A short meeting of the cast will take place after today’s rehearsal.
Today’s rehearsal a short meeting of
47 I’ll be happy to show you round the sights of my city when you come to visit me.
It will be a sightseeing tour of my
city when you come to visit me.
48 Rousseau painted fabulous pictures of the rainforest although he had never travelled outside Europe.
Rousseau painted fabulous pictures of the rainforest
…………………………………………………… travelled outside Europe.
49 It is thought that one in every five people cannot control how much they spend.
One in every five people is thought
their spending under control.
50 My passport needs renewing because I’m going abroad this summer.
I need because I’m going abroad
PAPER 4 LISTENING (approximately 40 minutes)
You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1—6, choose the answer (A, B or C) which fits best according to what you hear. There are two questions for each extract.
You hear part of an interview with a woman who works in retail management.
1 How does the woman feel now about her first job in retailing?
A pleased by the way she handled the staff
B confident that it gave her a good start
C relaxed about the mistakes she made
2 What is the woman advised to do next?
A reflect on her skills
B volunteer for extra work
C discuss her situation with her boss
You overhear a woman telling a friend a story about a swan.
3 What problem did the woman have with the swan?
A She misunderstood its intentions.
B She underestimated the speed of its approach.
C She failed to realise the consequences of disturbing it.
4 What is the man’s reaction to the story?
A He feels he would have handled the situation better.
B He is unconvinced by the woman’s version of events.
C He fails to see quite how serious the problem was.
aper 4 Listening
You hear part of an interview with Bruce Loader, a successful businessman who is talking about his early life.
5 Why did Bruce decide to give up the idea of studying art?
A He failed to gain a place at art college.
B He became tired of doing representational art.
C He was persuaded that he could not realise his ambition.
6 What was his father’s reaction to Bruce’s decision?
A He was anxious to discuss alternative employment options.
B He was angry that a good opportunity had been wasted.
C He was dismissive of the advantages of higher education.
You will hear an explorer called Richard Livingstone talking about a trip he made in the rainforest of South America. For questions 7-14 complete the sentences.
A Trip in the Rainforest
Richard and Matthew abandoned their boat
because they couldn’t get past a
They decided to walk through the jungle
as far as the m marked on the map.
Richard says that during the walk,
they were always both
The first sign of human activity that they found was a
In a deserted camp, they found some
soup made from unusual
Richard says that by the time they had reached the camp,
they were lacking in
Richard says that after the meal,
they began to feel a about what they'd done
Before leaving the camp,
they left the sum of to thank their host.
Paper 4 Listening
You will hear part of an interview with the astronaut Charles Duke, who is talking about his trip to the moon. For questions 15 - 20, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.
15 How did Charles feel about space travel as a boy?
A He thought it was unlikely to happen.
B He regarded it as more than science fiction.
C He was fascinated by the idea of it.
D He showed no particular interest in it.
16 What did Charles consider to be the hardest part of the training?
A feeling trapped in the heavy spacesuit
B endlessly practising the lunar surface landing
C constantly being afraid of making a mistake
D being unable to move his arms and hands
17 What was Charles’s reaction when he first found out he was going to the moon?
A He realised he had to be cautious.
B He felt proud to be given the opportunity.
C He tried to control his excitement.
D He reflected on his chances of survival.
18 How did the crew feel when they had landed on the moon?
A They felt as if they were coming home.
B They realised they had achieved something special.
C They were afraid of what they might find on the surface.
D They were worried about how they would take off again.
19 What feature of the moon made the greatest impact on Charles?
A the brightness of the sun
B the vastness of the sky
C the loneliness of the place
D the absence of any stars
20 What does Charles feel was the most memorable part of his mission?
A nearly falling into a crater
B walking on the moon’s surface
C seeing things never seen before
D holding a piece of the moon