Copy Of Gateway B2 Unit 4 Reading And Use Of English

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  • 1. 
    Questions 13-20.Complete the second sentence so it means the same as the first, using the word given. Do not change the word given. Use between two and five words.
  • 2. 
    Questions 1-12.Read the article about the human brain. Six sentences have been removed from the article. Choose from the sentences A–G the one which fits each gap. There is one extra sentence.  
  • 3. 
    If I sleep for a long time, I feel more tired.  LONGER  The ……………………… more tired I feel. 
  • 4. 
    Jack doesn’t have the ambition to apply for that job.  ENOUGH  Jack is ……………………… to apply for that job. 
  • 5. 
    Susie plays the piano so well even though she is only 14.  SUCH  Susie is ……………………… even though she is only 14. 
  • 6. 
    I rushed my homework.  SPENDI ……………………… time on my homework. 
  • 7. 
    Sandy is better at languages than Tom.  AS  Tom ……………………… Sandy at languages. 
  • 8. 
    The exam wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.  MORE  The exam ……………………… I thought it would be. 
  • 9. 
    Marcus isn’t creative enough to write a play.  HAVE  Marcus ……………………… to write a play. 
  • 10. 
    The journey was too long for us to be able to go.  SO  The journey ……………………… that we couldn’t go. 
  • 11. 
    The    amazing    human    brain     The    brain    is    an    amazing    organ    and    the    complexities    of    the    way    it    works    may    never    be    fully    understood,    but    scientists    have    made    a    lot    of    progress    in    explaining    how    and    why    different    parts    of    our    brains    are    used.    (1)    ………………………    These    people    are    sometimes    called    ‘autistic    savants’    and    their    mental    abilities    are    brilliant    and    inexplicable.    Some    are    able    to    do    amazing    mathematical    calculations    at    high    speed.    Others    can    perform    music    without    ever    having    had    a    music    lesson    in    their    lives.    One    American    savant,    Kim    Peek,    the    person    who    inspired    the    famous    film    Rain    Man,    could    read    two    pages    at    the    same    time,    one    with    each    eye    and    was    said    to    have    total    recall    of    more    than    12,000    books    he    had    read.    A    British    savant,    Stephen    Wiltshire,    can    draw    incredibly    detailed    drawings    of    places    after    seeing    them    only    once.        
    • A. 

      He therefore works from home helping clients with literacy and numeracy skills

    • B. 

      However, Daniel needs to be in control of what is happening around him.

    • C. 

      Some scientists believe that we all have the potential to use this ability, but we do not know how.

    • D. 

      However, scientists have found one savant who has excellent linguistic ability and is able to describe his thought processes clearly.

    • E. 

      Apparently, there are very few people who can match this in the world.

    • F. 

      He says he has been like this for as long as he can remember and it set him apart from other children at school.

    • G. 

      There are, however, a certain number of people whose brains seem to work in a completely different way to the rest of us.

  • 12. 
    It    is    believed    that    savants    may    have    these    exceptional    abilities    because    of    some    form    of    damage    to    the    brain    which    allows    an    unusual    form    of    communication    between    the    different    sides    of    the    brain.    (2)    ………………………    The    problem    in    understanding    a    savant’s    abilities    has    been    that    most    are    unable    to    explain    how    they    do    these    extraordinary    things    –    either    because    their    language    skills    are    less    advanced    or    because    they    themselves    do    not    know    how;    the    abilities    simply    ‘come’    to    them.        
    • A. 

      He therefore works from home helping clients with literacy and numeracy skills

    • B. 

      However, Daniel needs to be in control of what is happening around him.

    • C. 

      Some scientists believe that we all have the potential to use this ability, but we do not know how.

    • D. 

      However, scientists have found one savant who has excellent linguistic ability and is able to describe his thought processes clearly.

    • E. 

      Apparently, there are very few people who can match this in the world.

    • F. 

      He says he has been like this for as long as he can remember and it set him apart from other children at school.

    • G. 

      There are, however, a certain number of people whose brains seem to work in a completely different way to the rest of us.

  • 13. 
    (3)    ………………………    This    man’s    name    is    Daniel    Tammet.    Scientists    believe    that    what    Daniel    can    tell    them    may    help    unlock    some    important    secrets    of    the    brain.    Daniel    is    capable    of    doing    extremely    complicated    mathematical    calculations    in    his    head    in    a    matter    of    seconds.    He    is    obsessed    with    numbers    and    counting.
    • A. 

      He therefore works from home helping clients with literacy and numeracy skills

    • B. 

      However, Daniel needs to be in control of what is happening around him.

    • C. 

      Some scientists believe that we all have the potential to use this ability, but we do not know how.

    • D. 

      However, scientists have found one savant who has excellent linguistic ability and is able to describe his thought processes clearly.

    • E. 

      Apparently, there are very few people who can match this in the world.

    • F. 

      He says he has been like this for as long as he can remember and it set him apart from other children at school.

    • G. 

      There are, however, a certain number of people whose brains seem to work in a completely different way to the rest of us.

  • 14. 
     (4)    ………………………    While    they    were    playing    in    the    playground,    he    was    standing    there    counting    the    number    of    leaves    on    the    trees!    For    him,    counting    is    an    absolute    joy.    It    makes    him    happy    and    content.    
    • A. 

      He therefore works from home helping clients with literacy and numeracy skills

    • B. 

      However, Daniel needs to be in control of what is happening around him.

    • C. 

      Some scientists believe that we all have the potential to use this ability, but we do not know how.

    • D. 

      However, scientists have found one savant who has excellent linguistic ability and is able to describe his thought processes clearly.

    • E. 

      Apparently, there are very few people who can match this in the world.

    • F. 

      He says he has been like this for as long as he can remember and it set him apart from other children at school.

    • G. 

      There are, however, a certain number of people whose brains seem to work in a completely different way to the rest of us.