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    Questions 13-21.

  • 2. 

    Questions 1-12.

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    The time traveller who survived the test of timePeople have always been intrigued by the possibilities of time travel, so it is not surprising that one of the most popular science-fiction TV series in the world is about that very subject. Doctor Who, produced by the BBC in the UK, is also said to be the longest running sci-fi series ever, having started in November 1963 and, after a break of about 15 years from 1989 to 2005, still continues today. It is certainly a widely-loved and much respected series, which has won awards all over the world and is appreciated by people in over 50 countries. So, why has Doctor Who survived the test of time? One answer is because of the very clever writing involved in creating and continuing the series. Doctor Who is unique in that the central character, ‘the Doctor’, a Time Lord who travels backwards and forwards through time helping people and challenging evil, has had 11 reincarnations. This ability of the Doctor to regenerate himself in another body has been built into the plot to enable different actors to take over the part and allow the character of the Doctor to survive as long as we wish him to. So far, there have been 12 Doctors, the most recent being Peter Capaldi, who took over from the talented Matt Smith in 2014, after first appearing in a cameo in the programme’s 50th anniversary special in 2013. Doctor Who was originally created for family viewing and has nearly always been shown at prime time on television, usually on Saturday evenings. However, it quickly earned the reputation for being very frightening and in the early days there were complaints that Doctor Who was too scary for children. This side of Doctor Who has also been one of its attractions. As well as the most outrageously monstrous monsters from other planets, with numerous eyes, legs, teeth, etc. the writers also managed to create terrifying villains from the most ordinary sources, such as policemen with blank faces, stone statues in a churchyard and models in a shop window. These stories captured the horror of the familiar becoming sinister. And, of course, no one could ever forget the Doctor’s personal enemies: the Daleks, machine-like robots with scary mechanical voices, threatening to ‘exterminate’ everyone they meet. The series has terrified generation after generation of British children, who traditionally watched the Doctor from ‘behind the sofa’. Surprisingly, Doctor Who was initially intended to be an educational programme as well as entertainment. The Doctor travels back and forward in time, on our planet Earth as well as in outer space. This gave the series scope to set adventures in different time periods and different areas, informing children about history, geography and science. In the early days, a historical adventure alternated every second week with a future-based one. The Doctor has been seen in the Jurassic period and with great figures from history.  In recent times he has returned to the Elizabethan era and also had adventures with Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie and Vincent Van Gogh. Doctor Who is so much a part of British culture that nearly everyone you ask will be able to hum the theme tune (the first purely electronic theme music to be made), name the time machine (the Tardis), describe and imitate a Dalek and say which actor played the Doctor when he or she was a child. Although absent for a few years, the Doctor now has a whole new following. The creativity of the programme’s writers and the status of the Doctor as a national hero will ensure that he remains on our screens and in our hearts for a long time to come.

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    Complete the summary with one word in each gap. Doctor Who is a successful long-running science-fiction TV series concerned with travel through (1) ……………………… . The programme started in November 1963 and, after a break from 1989 to 2005, is still going today. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "time". The TV series Doctor Who is about travel through time. It started in 1963 and is still ongoing after a break from 1989 to 2005.

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  • 5. 

    Complete the text with the correct form of the words given.Next weekend we are going to the Dark Skies Park in Scotland. My brother is really interested in astronomy. but living in London means that it’s almost ________ (possible) for him to see the stars because of all the pollution.

    Explanation
    Living in London means that it is almost impossible for my brother to see the stars because of all the pollution. The word "impossible" accurately describes the situation where it is extremely difficult or unlikely for him to see the stars due to the high levels of pollution in London.

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  • 6. 

    Doctor Who has been on television continuously since 1963.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not mentioned

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Doctor Who has not been on television continuously since 1963. There have been periods of time when the show was not in production or on air. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 7. 

    Doctor Who has kept its popularity due to the availability of the actor who has alwaysplayed the title role.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not mentioned

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Doctor Who's popularity is not solely dependent on the availability of the actor who plays the title role. There could be other factors contributing to its popularity such as the writing, storytelling, special effects, and overall production quality. Therefore, the statement is false as it oversimplifies the reasons for the show's popularity.

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  • 8. 

    The element of fear in Doctor Who has increased over the years.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not mentioned

    Correct Answer
    C. Not mentioned
    Explanation
    The question is asking whether the element of fear in Doctor Who has increased over the years. However, the answer "not mentioned" implies that the question does not provide any information about the increase or decrease of fear in Doctor Who. Therefore, it is not possible to determine from the given question whether the element of fear has increased over the years or not.

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  • 9. 

    One frightening aspect of the series is that characters cannot trust things that they know well.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not mentioned

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that in the series, characters are unable to trust things that they are familiar with. This implies that there is a sense of uncertainty and unpredictability in the storyline, where even the most familiar and trusted elements can turn out to be untrustworthy. This adds a frightening aspect to the series as it creates a constant sense of suspense and keeps the characters and the audience on edge.

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  • 10. 

    The Doctor travels to the past as well as to the future.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not mentioned

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement implies that the Doctor, in the context of the question, has the ability to travel both to the past and to the future. This means that the Doctor is not limited to only one direction of time travel, but can move freely between different time periods. The statement does not mention any restrictions or limitations on the Doctor's time-travel abilities, so it can be inferred that the Doctor has the capability to travel to both the past and the future. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 11. 

    Most British people can name the actor who will play the next Doctor.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not mentioned

    Correct Answer
    C. Not mentioned
    Explanation
    The question does not provide any information about whether the actor who will play the next Doctor has been mentioned or not. Therefore, we cannot determine if the statement is true or false based on the given information.

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  • 12. 

    Complete the summary with one word in each gap. Its longevity can, in part, be attributed to the central character’s capacity to (2) ……………………… himself, which allows new actors to play the role. 

    Correct Answer
    regenerate
    Explanation
    The longevity of the play can be attributed to the central character's capacity to regenerate himself, which allows new actors to play the role.

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  • 13. 

    Complete the summary with one word in each gap. The latest is Peter Capaldi, who was first introduced during a 50th (3) ……………………… episode. 

    Correct Answer
    anniversary
    Explanation
    The sentence states that Peter Capaldi was first introduced during a 50th episode, which implies that the missing word should be "anniversary."

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  • 14. 

    Complete the summary with one word in each gap. Although known for being frightening, Doctor Who is intended for a (4) ……………………… audience. 

    Correct Answer
    family
    Explanation
    The word "family" is the correct answer because it fits logically in the sentence and completes the summary. It indicates that Doctor Who is intended for a wide range of viewers, including children and adults, and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • 15. 

    Complete the summary with one word in each gap. The programme’s role in national (5) ……………………… is demonstrated by the fact that most British people are able to name the Doctor’s time machine (the Tardis), describe and imitate a Dalek, say which actor played the Doctor during their childhood and reproduce the show’s (6) ……………………… music. Although absent for a few years, the Doctor now has a whole new following and looks set to continue for years to come. 

    Correct Answer
    culture
    Explanation
    The word "culture" fits into the gap because the sentence is discussing the programme's role in national culture. It mentions how most British people are familiar with various aspects of the show, such as the Tardis, Daleks, and the show's music. It also mentions that the Doctor has gained a new following and is expected to continue for years to come, indicating the impact of the show on the culture of the country.

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  • 16. 

    Complete the summary with one word in each gap. The programme’s role in national (5) ……………………… is demonstrated by the fact that most British people are able to name the Doctor’s time machine (the Tardis), describe and imitate a Dalek, say which actor played the Doctor during their childhood and reproduce the show’s (6) ……………………… music. Although absent for a few years, the Doctor now has a whole new following and looks set to continue for years to come. 

    Correct Answer
    theme
    Explanation
    The word "theme" fits in the blank because it refers to the central subject or idea of something. In this context, the sentence is discussing the impact and popularity of the Doctor Who programme, suggesting that the show's theme is an important factor in its national significance. The word "theme" also connects to the mention of the show's music, which is an essential element of its overall theme and atmosphere.

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  • 17. 

    Complete the text with the correct form of the words given. It’s his 18th birthday so my parents want to give him a special present but one ________ (advantage) is that it’s a long way to go. 

    Correct Answer
    disadvantage
    Explanation
    The correct form of the word is "disadvantage". In the given sentence, the speaker mentions that it is the person's 18th birthday and their parents want to give them a special present. However, the speaker also mentions that one disadvantage is that it's a long way to go. This suggests that there is a drawback or negative aspect to the situation, which is the distance or travel required to reach the destination.

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  • 18. 

    Complete the text with the correct form of the words given.We’re flying to Glasgow and then driving to the park. By the time we get back we will have ________ (fly) nearly 700 miles, which is not good for the planet, but I’m (look) forward to going.

    Correct Answer
    flown
    Explanation
    By the time we get back, we will have flown nearly 700 miles, which is not good for the planet, but I'm looking forward to going.

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  • 19. 

    Complete the text with the correct form of the words given. I really care about ________ (environment) issues so it will be a good opportunity for me to see all the wildlife there. I’m taking my camera because my mum has booked me a place on a photography workshop. 

    Correct Answer
    environmental
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "environmental". In the given sentence, the speaker expresses their concern for environmental issues and mentions their excitement to see the wildlife. The word "environmental" is the adjective form of "environment" and fits perfectly in the context to describe the issues related to the environment.

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  • 20. 

    Complete the text with the correct form of the words given.We’re flying to Glasgow and then driving to the park. By the time we get back we will have (fly) nearly 700 miles, which is not good for the planet, but I’m  ________ (look) forward to going.

    Correct Answer
    looking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "looking". In the sentence, the speaker is expressing their anticipation or excitement about the upcoming trip to Glasgow and the park. They mention that flying and driving will result in covering a distance of nearly 700 miles, which is not environmentally friendly. However, despite this concern, the speaker is still eagerly anticipating the trip. Therefore, the correct form of the word "look" to complete the sentence is "looking".

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  • 21. 

    Complete the text with the correct form of the words given. She says she just wants to relax but she likes cycling and I think she and my dad will go mountain biking. We are ________ (stay) in a nice hotel just outside the park which has great views and is close to the bike trails. 

    Correct Answer
    staying
    Explanation
    The correct form of the word to fill in the blank is "staying." This is because the sentence is referring to the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the current moment. In this case, the speaker is talking about their current situation of being in a hotel outside the park. Therefore, the word "staying" correctly conveys this ongoing action.

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  • 22. 

    Complete the text with the correct form of the words given. My dad says he’s going to play golf but I don’t think my mum will let him. Of course the main thing will be the star gazing. Apparently, we ________ (will) need a telescope because you can see thousands of stars with the naked eye, but we will also be visiting the observatory while we are there. 

    Correct Answer
    won’t
    Explanation
    My dad says he's going to play golf but I don't think my mum will let him. Of course the main thing will be the star gazing. Apparently, we won't need a telescope because you can see thousands of stars with the naked eye, but we will also be visiting the observatory while we are there.

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    Complete the text with the correct form of the words given. My brother says it’s one of the best places in the world to see the night skies and he hopes to see the Milky Way and the aurora borealis. It will probably be freezing cold at night with ________ (zero) temperatures but we will take lots of warm clothes. I think it will be a birthday to remember! 

    Correct Answer
    sub-zero
    Explanation
    The word "sub-zero" is the correct form of the word given in the blank. It is used to describe temperatures that are below zero degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the temperatures at night will be extremely cold. The speaker acknowledges this by mentioning that they will take lots of warm clothes. The mention of the freezing cold temperatures adds to the excitement and anticipation of the birthday celebration, as it will be a unique and memorable experience to see the night skies in such extreme conditions.

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