Copy Of Gateway B2 Unit 8 Grammar And Vocabulary

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  • 1. 
    Questions 16-30.
  • 2. 
    Questions 1-15.
  • 3. 
    Correct the mistakes in the sentences. Write the part you correct in the box. The news of the earthquake is reported on the six o’clock news programme yesterday.
  • 4. 
    Complete the text with the correct form of the verbs given. Construction workers on a major underground railway project in London have uncovered a burial site that (1) ……………………… (expect) to provide important information about the plague or ‘Black Death’.
  • 5. 
    The discovery (2) ……………………… (make) during excavation for the eastern entrance of the new railway.
  • 6. 
    A headstone marked ‘1665’, the year when the epidemic was at its height, (3) ……………………… (find) nearby.
  • 7. 
    Archeologists say that the individuals appear to (4) ……………………… (bury) on the same day.
  • 8. 
    The remains will (5) ……………………… (analyse) by experts at the Museum of London archeology, who hope that their research will provide an opportunity to learn moreabout the disease.
  • 9. 
    Choose the correct alternatives to complete the email. Some parts of the world are particularly vulnerable to natural disasters. The so-called Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean is a string of volcanoes and an area of intense seismic activity where almost 90 percent of the world’s (1) earthquakes/hurricanes occur.
  • 10. 
    Choose the correct alternatives to complete the email. When this happens under the sea, one side of the ocean suddenly drops resulting in a (2) tsunami/avalanche.
  • 11. 
    Rescue workers from the UK are being sent to help the people look for survivors. They should be arrived later this evening. 
  • 12. 
    Many people have evacuated from their houses in the last few hours because of the flooding.
  • 13. 
    The forest fire is spread very quickly at the moment.
  • 14. 
    Complete the text with these words. There are two extra words.burst • collapse • damage • droughts • hurricanes • spent • torrential While some parts of the world haven’t seen any rain for several months, causing prolonged (1) ……………………… in many countries, other places have been badly affected by the opposite problem – floods.
  • 15. 
    Complete the text with these words. There are two extra words.burst • collapse • damage • droughts • hurricanes • spent • torrentialToo much rain has caused rivers across Europe to (2) ……………………… their banks, causing widespread (3) ……………………… in many areas. 
  • 16. 
    Choose the correct alternatives to complete the email. A rush of water away from the coastline may be a sign that the (3) wave/mud is coming, but many of these natural disasters occur without warning. So why live in such places? Some countries, such as Iceland and New Zealand, use such geothermal activity to generate electricity.
  • 17. 
    Choose the correct alternatives to complete the email. Volcanoes also attract millions of tourists and many people (4) wait for/depend on the jobs and income that tourism provides. 
  • 18. 
    Choose the correct alternatives to complete the email. And (5) lava/tremor contains valuable minerals which can be mined once it cools down.
  • 19. 
    Complete the text with the correct form of the words given. Following the unexpected (1) ……………………… (erupt) of the Pacific island volcano last Tuesday, more people living close by have been forced to move because of (2) ……………………… (land) that are threatening to cut off several local towns and villages.
  • 20. 
    Complete the text with the correct form of the words given. Hundreds of (3) ……………………… (survive) of the original disaster are still living in temporary shelters and it is expected to be some time before experts will be able to properly assess the(4) ……………………… (destroy) in the area.
  • 21. 
    Complete the text with the correct form of the words given. Meanwhile, flights are being diverted because of a cloud of (5) ……………………… (volcano) ash that is making it difficult for pilots to navigate in the region.
  • 22. 
    The need for more money to develop sea defences would be discussed at the council meeting tomorrow.
  • 23. 
    Choose the best answer (A, B or C) to complete the text. An interesting science programme (1) ……………………… on Channel 3 last night. It was about the improvements that have been made in tsunami warnings since the devastatingtsunami of 2004.
    • A. 

      Showed

    • B. 

      Is shown

    • C. 

      Was shown

  • 24. 
    Choose the best answer (A, B or C) to complete the text. It appears that precise predictions of the height and timing of a tsunami can now (2) ……………………… to areas in danger within minutes of an earthquake happening at sea. 
    • A. 

      Send

    • B. 

      Be sent

    • C. 

      Sending

  • 25. 
    The money that has been put into developing the technology to enable scientists to do this has been considerable and (3) ……………………… estimated that thousands of lives have been saved in recent years because of this.
    • A. 

      They were

    • B. 

      It is

    • C. 

      Is

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