2 LISTENING PARTYou will hear an interview with a young TV soap opera star, Jack Benton.(example situation)Listen and answer the following questions YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE COMPLETE SENTENCESFor questions marked ( T / F ), circle the word ‘True’ or ‘False’ after each statement(8 sentences)
3 GRAMMAR TESTPART A: Complete the blanks with a/an, the, or X if no article is needed. For example: Dublin is 1)______ largest city in 2)______ Irish Republic.(10 gaps)
4 GRAMMAR TESTPART B: Put each verb in brackets into an appropriate form [any suitable tense, active or passive, infinitive (with or without to), present or past participle, etc.], adjusting word order if necessary.Example: It may be wrong to think that the sex scandal which 1) __________________________ (currently shame) the Catholic Church 2) __________________________ (undermine) the pope’s legitimacy in future.(15 gaps)
5 GRAMMAR TESTPART C: Complete the second sentence so that it is similar in meaning to the first sentence. Your answer must include the word given in brackets after the first sentence. Do not change this word.Example: When I was a teenager my parents always got angry if I came home late. (used)My parents ____________________________________________________________ if I came home late.(9 sentences)
6 GRAMMAR TESTPART D: Put a suitable preposition into each gap. Example: 1)___________ sailing 2)___________ the Adriatic to Greece 3)____________ Brindisi, Byron went 4)_____________ the town of Missolongh.(11 gaps)
7 GRAMMAR TESTPART E: Complete the following sentences with the appropriate particle or preposition (or both) from the list below. Use each particle (or particle + preposition) only once.down on – forward – into – off – through – up toI’ll come round to your place as soon as I get ___________________ work at 5 pm.(6 sentences)
8 READING COMPREHENSION & COMPOSITION You will read a page long text taken from a real source (such as The Economist, The Times etc.)You will have 3 hours.
9 Reading & WritingThe following expressions have been removed from the text. On your answer sheet, show where you think they should go by matching the letters with the numbers – e.g. a) 2; b) 3; etc.2-6: Comprehension questions7: short paragraph taken from the text to translate into Italian
10 Reading & WritingFor each of the following words, find a term or expression in the paragraph indicated which is an exact synonym:Which of the following statements are correct, and which are incorrect ? (On your answer sheet, simply write the letter of each statement, followed by ‘True’ or ‘False’).
11 Reading & WritingWrite a composition (about 250 words) on ONE of the following titles:(The titles will be connected to the topic of the test).