Copy Of Gateway B2 Unit 8 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 flooding. 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. 
    People say that animals can predict a natural disaster.ABLEAnimals ……………………… to predict a natural disaster.
  • 4. 
    They believe that a cigarette started the fire.BEENThe fire ……………………… started by a cigarette.
  • 5. 
    They don’t know when the area will flood again.KNOWNIt ……………………… the area will flood again.
  • 6. 
    People think that the climate will change a great deal over the next 20 years.ISIt ……………………… will change a great deal over the next 20 years.
  • 7. 
    They expect that the firefighters will arrive soon.TOThe firefighters ……………………… soon.
  • 8. 
    People need protection from flooding.BEPeople ……………………… from flooding.
  • 9. 
    The teacher gave the students an essay about pollution.WEREThe ……………………… about pollution by the teacher.
  • 10. 
    My tutor often praises my work and I like that.BYI like ……………………… for my work.
  • 11. 
    Flooding: the new danger Areas in certain parts of the world have recently been hit by disastrous floods and others by a sequence of earthquakes. (1) …………… Away from earthquake zones, one worrying problem these days is flooding and it is predicted that as a result of the changes in climate, this type of disaster will occur with greater frequency in the future, affecting millions of people.
    • A. 

      They drown, trapped in cars or swept away by fast-moving rivers.

    • B. 

      There are also many ways in which people can improve defences to their own homes.

    • C. 

      Unscrupulous builders develop low-lying land that is in great danger of flooding.

    • D. 

      Firstly, there are those (one in five people in Britain) who live in constant fear of heavy rainfall.

    • E. 

      This is welcome and will no doubt mean that they will be able to evacuate and save more people in the event of a massive flood.

    • F. 

      Most of us know someone who has been caught up in the devastation caused by these events.

    • G. 

      Therefore, some people may not have sufficient insurance to carry out the repairs to their flood damaged houses; others may have none.

  • 12. 
    Read the article again and choose the best answers, A, B or C.Incidences of flooding are
    • A. 

      Likely to increase.

    • B. 

      Responsible for climate change.

    • C. 

      Unpredictable.

  • 13. 
    Rescue services are usually 
    • A. 

      Ready for anything.

    • B. 

      Inadequate.

    • C. 

      Incompetent.

  • 14. 
    The cost of flooding is
    • A. 

      Purely financial.

    • B. 

      Covered by insurance.

    • C. 

      Also psychological.

  • 15. 
    Practising for flood emergencies doesn’t 
    • A. 

      Provide realistic training.

    • B. 

      Deal with the root of the problem.

    • C. 

      Happen often enough.

  • 16. 
    Investment in flood defences now is
    • A. 

      Worth it in the long run.

    • B. 

      Too expensive.

    • C. 

      Not a serious proposition.

  • 17. 
    Experts believe we need to
    • A. 

      Build more flood defences.

    • B. 

      Redesign flooded houses.

    • C. 

      Consider a variety of solutions.

  • 18. 
    There are many victims of flooding. (2) …………… Every time it rains for longer than a day or two, they ask, ‘Will it be us this time? Will it be our house that is flooded?’ After the fear, comes the reality; tons of water spilling over the river banks, into roads, houses and over fields. People become trapped in their own homes when the road becomes a river and need to berescued by ill-prepared rescue services.
    • A. 

      They drown, trapped in cars or swept away by fast-moving rivers.

    • B. 

      There are also many ways in which people can improve defences to their own homes.

    • C. 

      Unscrupulous builders develop low-lying land that is in great danger of flooding.

    • D. 

      Firstly, there are those (one in five people in Britain) who live in constant fear of heavy rainfall.

    • E. 

      This is welcome and will no doubt mean that they will be able to evacuate and save more people in the event of a massive flood.

    • F. 

      Most of us know someone who has been caught up in the devastation caused by these events.

    • G. 

      Therefore, some people may not have sufficient insurance to carry out the repairs to their flood damaged houses; others may have none.

  • 19. 
    How will we pay for it? Some insurance companies refuse to cover properties in certain areas because of the high risk of flooding. (4) ……………
    • A. 

      They drown, trapped in cars or swept away by fast-moving rivers.

    • B. 

      There are also many ways in which people can improve defences to their own homes.

    • C. 

      Unscrupulous builders develop low-lying land that is in great danger of flooding.

    • D. 

      Firstly, there are those (one in five people in Britain) who live in constant fear of heavy rainfall.

    • E. 

      This is welcome and will no doubt mean that they will be able to evacuate and save more people in the event of a massive flood.

    • F. 

      Most of us know someone who has been caught up in the devastation caused by these events.

    • G. 

      Therefore, some people may not have sufficient insurance to carry out the repairs to their flood damaged houses; others may have none.

  • 20. 
    And people die in floods. (3) ……………………… Then we have the emotional and financial cost of flooding. Lifelong possessions are lost, security disappears and there is the worry over restoration.
    • A. 

      They drown, trapped in cars or swept away by fast-moving rivers.

    • B. 

      There are also many ways in which people can improve defences to their own homes.

    • C. 

      Unscrupulous builders develop low-lying land that is in great danger of flooding.

    • D. 

      Firstly, there are those (one in five people in Britain) who live in constant fear of heavy rainfall.

    • E. 

      This is welcome and will no doubt mean that they will be able to evacuate and save more people in the event of a massive flood.

    • F. 

      Most of us know someone who has been caught up in the devastation caused by these events.

    • G. 

      Therefore, some people may not have sufficient insurance to carry out the repairs to their flood damaged houses; others may have none.