Copy Of Gateway B1+ Unit 3 Use Of English + Reading

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Copy Of Gateway B1+ Unit 3 Use Of English + Reading


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  • 1. 
    TuesdayToday has (1) ………… such a busy day! We’ve been getting ready to move to the new house and I’ve had to sort out my bedroom and pack up all my things. I’ve (2) ………… had to do my own packing before and so I didn’t know what to expect.  I started sorting through things at 9 am this morning and I (3) ………… haven’t finished. We’ve been in this house (4) ………… ten years and in that time I’ve collected loads of rubbish. I’ve decided to throw clothes away and give them to charity. I’ve (5) ………… packed up ten bags and I haven’t finished (6) …………. Mum (7) ………… in a bad mood all day because the removal lorry can’t get here before two o’clock tomorrow. Dad’s been clearing out the garage and taking rubbish to the tip. He’s (8) ………… come back from his fifth trip to the rubbish tip! This is so stressful.   
  • 2. 
    Choose the best answer (A, B or C) to complete the diary entry.TuesdayToday has ………… such a busy day! We’ve been getting ready to move to the new house and I’ve had to sort out my bedroom and pack up all my things. 
    • A. 

      Be

    • B. 

      Been

    • C. 

      Being

  • 3. 
    I’ve  ………… had to do my own packing before and so I didn’t know what to expect. 
    • A. 

      Ever

    • B. 

      Never

    • C. 

      Always

  • 4. 
    I started sorting through things at 9 am this morning and I  ………… haven’t finished. 
    • A. 

      Still

    • B. 

      Just

    • C. 

      Already

  • 5. 
    We’ve been in this house  ………… ten years and in that time I’ve collected loads of rubbish. 
    • A. 

      For

    • B. 

      Since

    • C. 

      After

  • 6. 
    I’ve decided to throw clothes away and give them to charity. I’ve  ………… packed up ten bags and ...
    • A. 

      Already

    • B. 

      Just

    • C. 

      Ever

  • 7. 
     .. and I haven’t finished  ………….  .
    • A. 

      Already

    • B. 

      Still

    • C. 

      Yet

  • 8. 
    Mum  ………… in a bad mood all day because the removal lorry can’t get here before two o’clock tomorrow.
    • A. 

      Have been

    • B. 

      Has been

    • C. 

      Is

  • 9. 
    Dad’s been clearing out the garage and taking rubbish to the tip. He’s ………… come back from his fifth trip to the rubbish tip! This is so stressful. 
    • A. 

      Just

    • B. 

      Already

    • C. 

      Has

  • 10. 
    Write your text here
  • 11. 
    Read the article about changing city centres. The headings have been removed from the article.  Choose the best headings (A–F) to complete the article.   The future of city centres For many of us, getting around in cities has undoubtedly become a great deal easier over the last few years. In the past few decades there had been a growing need for city councils to try and ease the traffic jams that were causing drivers’ frustration and creating problems of air pollution in city centres. Changing the travelling habits of thousands of commuters is not an easy thing to do, but in many places the strategies used to do this have been successful and traffic in city centres has become much more manageable, while air quality has improved. There are several reasons for this.
    • A. 

      Get fit while travelling!

    • B. 

      But have we done enough?

    • C. 

      The problems of traffic in our cities.

    • D. 

      Changes for car owners - an effective solution?

    • E. 

      Reducing traffic can be good for business.

    • F. 

      Public transport solutions.

  • 12. 
    One is the increased use of ‘congestion charges’ for drivers of private vehicles using the roads in city centres. This has not always been a popular solution with motorists who need to travel into the city centre by car every day and don’t want to pay for this. Nevertheless, it has definitely been effective in significantly reducing the amount of traffic traveling through city centres. It has also been successful in improving the air quality in those areas, making them healthier for pedestrians to walk in. Taxi and bus drivers are also happy with the charges as the reduced traffic, which results from them, means they have more freedom to travel through previously busy streets in a reasonable time.
    • A. 

      Get fit while travelling!

    • B. 

      But have we done enough?

    • C. 

      The problems of traffic in our cities.

    • D. 

      Changes for car owners - an effective solution?

    • E. 

      Reducing traffic can be good for business.

    • F. 

      Public transport solutions.

  • 13. 
    Another solution for reducing the volume of traffic in the city centres has been the introduction of pedestrianised zones. In these areas traffic is completely banned, apart from essential vehicles like police cars or vans unloading goods. We were used to seeing some pedestrianised streets in capital cities, for example around historical monuments, but now whole areas in some places have becoming no-car zones. A positive effect of this idea is that it has allowed the culture of street cafés and outdoor markets to flourish. These areas are now pleasant places to socialise and shop because the air is cleaner and the streets are quieter now that traffic is absent.
    • A. 

      Get fit while travelling!

    • B. 

      But have we done enough?

    • C. 

      The problems of traffic in our cities.

    • D. 

      Changes for car owners - an effective solution?

    • E. 

      Reducing traffic can be good for business.

    • F. 

      Public transport solutions.

  • 14. 
    To enable commuters and visitors to access the town and city centres, many places now operate a ‘park and ride’ system, where travellers leave their cars at a special car park in the city suburbs and are brought into the centre by special buses or coaches. In many cases a large amount of investment has gone into improving public transport services to encourage people to leave their cars at home and travel by bus or train. In the largest cities extensions to rail networks and underground systems have been built and additional bus services have been introduced. Many of these solutions save people money, as well as reducing congestion.
    • A. 

      Get fit while travelling!

    • B. 

      But have we done enough?

    • C. 

      The problems of traffic in our cities.

    • D. 

      Changes for car owners - an effective solution?

    • E. 

      Reducing traffic can be good for business.

    • F. 

      Public transport solutions.

  • 15. 
    Some commuters have decided to swap their cars for bicycles! Not only is cycling to work good for their health, it’s also good for the environment. Councils have realised the advantages of encouraging people to use bikes and have put money into creating networks of cycle lanes to encourage more of their citizens to cycle more in greater safety.
    • A. 

      Get fit while travelling!

    • B. 

      But have we done enough?

    • C. 

      The problems of traffic in our cities.

    • D. 

      Changes for car owners - an effective solution?

    • E. 

      Reducing traffic can be good for business.

    • F. 

      Public transport solutions.

  • 16. 
    Whilst getting around our cities is now easier than before and the problems of congestion and pollution have been partly alleviated, people are still asking whether we could go further. Ecologists are still demanding that more is done to reduce air pollution and hold up the example of cities in Scandinavia, which are cleaner and greener because of their stricter policies on traffic control.
    • A. 

      Get fit while travelling!

    • B. 

      But have we done enough?

    • C. 

      The problems of traffic in our cities.

    • D. 

      Changes for car owners - an effective solution?

    • E. 

      Reducing traffic can be good for business.

    • F. 

      Public transport solutions.

  • 17. 
    Read the article again. Are these statements True (T) or False (F)?  Getting around cities is now easier than it  used to be. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Traffic jams and pollution no longer exist. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Charges for drivers who want to use their   cars in city centres have been very popular. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Banning traffic completely in some areas has  meant that businesses have lost money. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    All major cities now have a ‘park and ride’  scheme and an underground system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Councils are creating networks of cycle lanes to improve safety for cyclists. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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