Copy Of 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 words that would complete Frank's question to Petra. In this case, Frank is asking Petra about what she is watching, so the correct phrase to complete the question would be "what she was watching."

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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 correct answer states that David wanted to know where the cinema was going to be built, indicating that he was interested in finding out the location of the future cinema.

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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." In the given conversation, Mark is expressing his regret for being late for dinner. The phrase "apologised for being late" accurately captures the meaning conveyed by Mark's statement.

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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 grammatically correct and coherent completion of the sentence. It accurately conveys the meaning that Ronnie congratulated 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 correct answer suggests that if someone was out and about on Saturday 23rd April in the UK, they could have been the lucky recipient of a free book as part of the World Book Day campaign. This is because one million books were given away by ordinary people, known as "donors." The goal of World Book Day was to raise interest in and promote reading, and giving away books for free was a way to introduce books to a wider range of people.

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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 correct answer is C because the aim of World Book Day is to encourage people to read. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as World Book Day is a global event dedicated to promoting reading and the love of books.

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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 want to inspire others. This can be inferred from the word "potential donors" and the fact that they all have a common characteristic or motivation. The other options, A and C, do not have any connection to the concept of being potential donors or having a common motivation.

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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 these other forms of entertainment over 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 suggests that the donor sees reading as a form of escapism, where one can become so engrossed in a book that they lose touch with reality. This viewpoint implies that the donor may prioritize real-life experiences and interactions over the world of books.

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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 answer "A generally positive" is the correct choice because it states that the people at the World Book Night event had a positive attitude. This implies that they enjoyed the event and had a favorable experience overall. The other options, "B critical of the campaign" and "C happy to be on television," are not supported by the given information and are therefore incorrect.

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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 first sentence of the passage, "Firstly, a team compiled a list of 25 books, including examples of all genres of fiction from thrillers to classics." This sentence explains the initial step taken for World Book Night, which involved creating a diverse list of 25 books that covered various genres of fiction. This was done to ensure that there was a wide range of books available for people to choose from and give away during the event.

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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 answer explains that on Saturday 23rd April, the people mentioned in the passage gave away their copies of the book to whoever they wanted. This statement directly corresponds to the information provided in the passage, where it is mentioned that the donors chose to give the books to people they knew or people they simply met on the night. Therefore, this answer accurately reflects the information given in the passage.

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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
    World Book Night was organized with the hope of introducing books to a wider range of people. This suggests that there is a concern that the value of books is no longer appreciated as much as it used to be. By giving away books for free, the organizers aimed to reach a larger audience and potentially reignite interest and appreciation for reading.

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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 statement "This can put you off reading for life!" is a possible explanation for the correct answer because it supports the idea that many people have negative experiences with reading, which can discourage them from engaging in the activity. The passage mentions that some individuals have memories of being forced to read heavy classics at a young age, which they did not appreciate. This negative experience can create a lasting aversion to reading and prevent individuals from recognizing the potential enjoyment and benefits of reading.

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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 correct answer is "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." This answer is supported by the sentence in the passage that states that some critics believed that the cost of a book should be raised rather than cut, as giving away books for free could devalue them.

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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
    Since the people received a free book at the event, it implies that they were not required to pay for it. Therefore, it would be more beneficial for them to give the book to someone else who may be interested in reading it, rather than returning it to a bookshop or writing a review. This way, they can share the joy of reading with someone else and potentially inspire them to explore new books and authors.

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