Gateway B2 Unit 7 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 World Book Day. 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. 

    ‘What are you watching, Petra?’ asked Frank.WASFrank asked Petra ……………………… watching.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "what she was". This is because the question is asking for the missing words in Frank's question to Petra. Based on the context given, Frank is asking Petra about what she is currently watching. Therefore, the missing words should be "what she was" as it completes the sentence and makes it grammatically correct.

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  • 4. 

    ‘Where is the cinema going to be built?’ asked David.KNOWDavid wanted to ……………………… going to be built.

    Explanation
    David asked where the cinema was going to be built. The word "know" indicates that David wanted to have information about the location of the cinema. The phrase "where the cinema was" suggests that David wanted to know the specific place where the cinema was going to be constructed. Therefore, the correct answer is "know where the cinema was."

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  • 5. 

    ‘I’m really sorry I was late for dinner,’ said Mark.FORMark ……………………… for dinner.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "apologised for being late". This is because Mark is expressing regret and saying sorry for his lateness to dinner.

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  • 6. 

    ‘You got a good result, Mary. Well done,’ said Ronnie.CONGRATULATEDRonnie ……………………… a good result.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "congratulated Mary on getting." This is because the phrase "congratulated Mary on getting" is the most appropriate completion of the sentence provided. It accurately conveys Ronnie's statement of congratulating Mary for achieving a good result.

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  • 7. 

    ‘Turn right at the garage and the ticket office is on your left,’ said Gary.HOWGary explained ……………………… the ticket office.

    Explanation
    Gary explained how to get to the ticket office.

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  • 8. 

    ‘Can I borrow this DVD?’ Tom asked Anna.WHETHERTom asked ……………………… her DVD.

  • 9. 

    ‘Let’s go to the cinema tomorrow night,’ Lucy said.SUGGESTEDLucy ……………………… the following evening.

    Explanation
    Lucy suggested going to the cinema the following evening.

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  • 10. 

    ‘I’ll buy you a ticket for that gig as a birthday present,’ said John.PROMISEDJohn ……………………… for the gig as a birthday present.

    Explanation
    John made a promise to buy a ticket for the gig as a birthday present.

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  • 11. 

    World Book Day Where were you on Saturday 23rd April, in the UK? (1) ……………………… As part of World Book Day, a campaign to raise interest in and promote the reading of books resulted in an enormous book giveaway. One million books were given away byordinary people, or ‘donors’ as they were called.

    • A.

      It was hoped that World Book Night would introduce books to a wider range of people.

    • B.

      People do not read enough these days, and that is a great shame.

    • C.

      Firstly, a team compiled a list of 25 books, including examples of all genres of fiction from thrillers to classics.

    • D.

      A few critics of the project complained that by giving away books for free it could undermine the value of books rather than increase it.

    • E.

      If you were out and about then it’s quite possible that you were the lucky recipient of a free book!

    • F.

      On Saturday 23rd April, these people all gave away their copies of the book to whoever they wanted.

    • G.

      This can put you off reading for life!

    Correct Answer
    E. If you were out and about then it’s quite possible that you were the lucky recipient of a free book!
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that if someone was out and about on Saturday 23rd April in the UK, they might have received a free book as part of the World Book Day campaign. This is supported by the information given in the passage, which states that one million books were given away by ordinary people as part of the campaign. Therefore, it is quite possible that someone who was out and about on that day could have been a lucky recipient of a free book.

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  • 12. 

    Read the article again and choose the best answers (A, B or C).The aim of World Book Day is to

    • A.

      A give away books.

    • B.

      B promote book sales.

    • C.

      C encourage people to read.

    Correct Answer
    C. C encourage people to read.
    Explanation
    The aim of World Book Day is to encourage people to read. This is evident from the fact that the day is dedicated to celebrating books and promoting reading. Giving away books (option A) may be a part of the celebrations, but it is not the main aim. Similarly, promoting book sales (option B) is not the primary focus of World Book Day. The main goal is to encourage and inspire people to develop a love for reading.

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  • 13. 

    Potential donors all

    • A.

      A come from similar backgrounds.

    • B.

      B want to inspire others.

    • C.

      C disliked reading at school.

    Correct Answer
    B. B want to inspire others.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B because the statement "Potential donors all want to inspire others" implies that all potential donors share the common goal of wanting to inspire others. This suggests that they are motivated to donate in order to make a positive impact and encourage others to do the same. This aligns with the idea of philanthropy and the desire to create a ripple effect of inspiration and generosity.

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  • 14. 

    Some people fear that books are no longer appreciated because

    • A.

      A there are more popular forms of entertainment.

    • B.

      B they are not very well-written.

    • C.

      C reading is too difficult.

    Correct Answer
    A. A there are more popular forms of entertainment.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A because it suggests that books are not appreciated as much because there are other forms of entertainment that are more popular. This implies that people are choosing to engage with these other forms of entertainment instead of reading books, leading to a decrease in appreciation for books.

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  • 15. 

    The donor interviewed in paragraph 3 thinks books can be

    • A.

      A too realistic.

    • B.

      B too heavy to carry.

    • C.

      C a distraction from real life.

    Correct Answer
    C. C a distraction from real life.
    Explanation
    The donor interviewed in paragraph 3 believes that books can be a distraction from real life. This implies that the donor sees reading as an activity that takes away from the experiences and responsibilities of everyday life. This perspective suggests that the donor may prioritize being present and engaged in the real world over the escapism or intellectual stimulation that books can provide.

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  • 16. 

    People at the World Book Night event were

    • A.

      A generally positive.

    • B.

      B critical of the campaign.

    • C.

      C happy to be on television.

    Correct Answer
    A. A generally positive.
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the people at the World Book Night event had a generally positive attitude. This implies that they were likely supportive, enthusiastic, and optimistic about the event and its purpose. It can be inferred that they enjoyed the experience and had a favorable opinion of the campaign.

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  • 17. 

    The way it worked was this. (2) ……………………… There was even a ‘chicklit’ book on the list. That is, one of those wonderfully witty, up-to-date books written for today’s women’s market. Then, people from all over the UK applied to be a ‘donor’. They had to say on their application form which book from the list they would like to give away and why. If their application was accepted, the ‘donors’ were sent 48 copies of the book that they had chosen. 

    • A.

      It was hoped that World Book Night would introduce books to a wider range of people.

    • B.

      People do not read enough these days, and that is a great shame.

    • C.

      Firstly, a team compiled a list of 25 books, including examples of all genres of fiction from thrillers to classics.

    • D.

      A few critics of the project complained that by giving away books for free it could undermine the value of books rather than increase it.

    • E.

      If you were out and about then it’s quite possible that you were the lucky recipient of a free book!

    • F.

      On Saturday 23rd April, these people all gave away their copies of the book to whoever they wanted.

    • G.

      This can put you off reading for life!

    Correct Answer
    C. Firstly, a team compiled a list of 25 books, including examples of all genres of fiction from thrillers to classics.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the statement "Firstly, a team compiled a list of 25 books, including examples of all genres of fiction from thrillers to classics." This is the correct answer because it directly follows the sentence that describes the process of how World Book Night worked. It explains the first step in the process, which was the compilation of a list of 25 books from different genres.

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  • 18. 

    (3) ……………………… These donors were from all sections of society. There were teachers, factory workers, police officers, business people and many more, all united by one thing: a love of books and a desire to encourage others to share that pleasure. The people they chose to give the books to could be people they knew or people they simply met on the night. The idea was also that the recipients would then pass on the free book to others after reading it.

    • A.

      It was hoped that World Book Night would introduce books to a wider range of people.

    • B.

      People do not read enough these days, and that is a great shame.

    • C.

      Firstly, a team compiled a list of 25 books, including examples of all genres of fiction from thrillers to classics.

    • D.

      A few critics of the project complained that by giving away books for free it could undermine the value of books rather than increase it.

    • E.

      If you were out and about then it’s quite possible that you were the lucky recipient of a free book!

    • F.

      On Saturday 23rd April, these people all gave away their copies of the book to whoever they wanted.

    • G.

      This can put you off reading for life!

    Correct Answer
    F. On Saturday 23rd April, these people all gave away their copies of the book to whoever they wanted.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that on Saturday 23rd April, these people all gave away their copies of the book to whoever they wanted. This answer is supported by the information provided in the passage, which states that the donors were from all sections of society and they chose to give the books to people they knew or people they simply met on the night. The idea behind World Book Night was for the recipients to then pass on the free book to others after reading it, which aligns with the explanation provided.

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  • 19. 

    In recent years, books have had to compete with TV and film as a form of entertainment and today many people are concerned that the value of a book is no longer appreciated as much as it used to be. (4) ……………………… Certainly those interviewed on the night were very enthusiastic about the idea.

    • A.

      It was hoped that World Book Night would introduce books to a wider range of people.

    • B.

      People do not read enough these days, and that is a great shame.

    • C.

      Firstly, a team compiled a list of 25 books, including examples of all genres of fiction from thrillers to classics.

    • D.

      A few critics of the project complained that by giving away books for free it could undermine the value of books rather than increase it.

    • E.

      If you were out and about then it’s quite possible that you were the lucky recipient of a free book!

    • F.

      On Saturday 23rd April, these people all gave away their copies of the book to whoever they wanted.

    • G.

      This can put you off reading for life!

    Correct Answer
    A. It was hoped that World Book Night would introduce books to a wider range of people.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It was hoped that World Book Night would introduce books to a wider range of people." This answer aligns with the information provided in the passage, which states that the purpose of World Book Night was to introduce books to a wider audience.

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  • 20. 

    As one donor said, ‘Many people think that reading books is an intellectual activity and is generally boring. Too many of us have the memory of being forced to read heavyclassics at school, probably at far too early an age to really appreciate them. (5) …………………… In reality, reading can be a fascinating activity which is both escapist and informative. For me, a book opens up a whole new world. I’d really like to pass that pleasure on.’

    • A.

      It was hoped that World Book Night would introduce books to a wider range of people.

    • B.

      People do not read enough these days, and that is a great shame.

    • C.

      Firstly, a team compiled a list of 25 books, including examples of all genres of fiction from thrillers to classics.

    • D.

      A few critics of the project complained that by giving away books for free it could undermine the value of books rather than increase it.

    • E.

      If you were out and about then it’s quite possible that you were the lucky recipient of a free book!

    • F.

      On Saturday 23rd April, these people all gave away their copies of the book to whoever they wanted.

    • G.

      This can put you off reading for life!

    Correct Answer
    G. This can put you off reading for life!
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "This can put you off reading for life!" is supported by the statement, "Many people think that reading books is an intellectual activity and is generally boring. Too many of us have the memory of being forced to read heavy classics at school, probably at far too early an age to really appreciate them." This suggests that negative experiences with reading, such as being forced to read difficult books at a young age, can discourage people from reading in the future.

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  • 21. 

    There were definitely a lot of happy people around on World Book Night. We saw many of them on television at a special event held in Trafalgar Square, London, where some of the authors of the books on the giveaway list gave interviews, talks and readings to an enthusiastic crowd. (6) ……………………… They said that people should realise that the cost of a book reflected the work of the author, and prices of books should be raised rather than cut, as they have been in recent years in competition wars between supermarkets and book stores. They believed that this project would not help thosebookshops which were trying to survive in today’s economic climate. However, the critics were in the minority and the book night has proved to be a great success. Don’t forget that if you did receive a free book, read it and then pass it on!

    • A.

      It was hoped that World Book Night would introduce books to a wider range of people.

    • B.

      People do not read enough these days, and that is a great shame.

    • C.

      Firstly, a team compiled a list of 25 books, including examples of all genres of fiction from thrillers to classics.

    • D.

      A few critics of the project complained that by giving away books for free it could undermine the value of books rather than increase it.

    • E.

      If you were out and about then it’s quite possible that you were the lucky recipient of a free book!

    • F.

      On Saturday 23rd April, these people all gave away their copies of the book to whoever they wanted.

    • G.

      This can put you off reading for life!

    Correct Answer
    D. A few critics of the project complained that by giving away books for free it could undermine the value of books rather than increase it.
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that some critics of the World Book Night project believed that giving away books for free could devalue them rather than increase their value. These critics argued that the cost of a book reflects the work of the author and that book prices should be raised instead of being cut. They believed that the project would not benefit struggling bookshops and could potentially harm the book industry. Despite these criticisms, the book night was successful.

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  • 22. 

    People who received a free book at the event should read it then

    • A.

      A take it back to a book shop.

    • B.

      B give it to someone else.

    • C.

      C write a review.

    Correct Answer
    B. B give it to someone else.
    Explanation
    The question states that people who received a free book at the event should do something with it. Option B suggests that they should give the book to someone else, which implies that they should pass on the book to another person rather than keeping it for themselves. This aligns with the idea of sharing the book and spreading knowledge or enjoyment to others.

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