Copy Of Pretest November Intermediate 1 Reading

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INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Read the instructions for each part of the paper carefully. Answer all the questions in Reading Parts 1 – 5.
Questions 1 – 35 carry one mark.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Questions 1-5Look at the text in each question. What does it say? Mark the correct letter A, B or C.

  • 2. 

    Questions 6-10The people below all want to hire somewhere for a party or event.On the next page there are descriptions of eight places to hire.Decide which place would be the most suitable for the following people.For questions 6-10, write the correct letter (A-H). 

  • 3. 

    Questions 11 – 20  Look at the sentences about a hot-air baloon festival. Read the text to decide if each sentence is correct or incorrect. If it is correct, choose A. If it is not correct, choose B. 

  • 4. 

    Questions 21 - 25Read the text and the questions below. For each question, mark the correct letter A, B, C or D. 

  • 5. 

    Questions 26 - 35Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space. For each question, mark the correct letter A, B, C or D. 

  • 6. 

  • 7. 

  • 8. 

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  • 9. 

    .

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  • 11. 

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  • 13. 

    Write your text here

  • 14. 

    .

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  • 16. 

    Tony wants Elsa to ....

    • A.

      Ask her for a week's holiday starting tomorrow.

    • B.

      Find out if she can have time off next month.

    • C.

      Go away with him next week for a month.

    Correct Answer
    B. Find out if she can have time off next month.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "find out if she can have time off next month." This is because Tony wants Elsa to inquire about the possibility of taking time off from work in the following month. The other options of asking for a week's holiday starting tomorrow or going away with him next week for a month are not mentioned or implied in the question.

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  • 17. 

    What does the text say?

    • A.

      Ring and tell us if you are satisfied with the service we have delivered.

    • B.

      Telephone us if arrangements for collecting goods are not satisfactory.

    • C.

      Call us to take the goods back if you are not satisfied with them.

    Correct Answer
    C. Call us to take the goods back if you are not satisfied with them.
    Explanation
    The text states that if the customer is not satisfied with the goods, they should call the company to have the goods returned.

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  • 18. 

    What does the text say?

    • A.

      Ruth has kept to her plan despite the change in the weather.

    • B.

      Ruth may not visit the coast if the bad weather continues.

    • C.

      Ruth intends to leave the mountains early to visit the coast.

    Correct Answer
    B. Ruth may not visit the coast if the bad weather continues.
    Explanation
    The text states that Ruth has kept to her plan despite the change in the weather. This implies that Ruth's plan includes visiting the coast. However, it also mentions that Ruth may not visit the coast if the bad weather continues. Therefore, the correct answer is that Ruth may not visit the coast if the bad weather continues.

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  • 19. 

    What does the text say?

    • A.

      Remove this food from the container before placing in a microwave oven.

    • B.

      It is advisable to use a suitable container for cooking this food.

    • C.

      You should avoid putting this food in a microwave oven.

    Correct Answer
    C. You should avoid putting this food in a microwave oven.
    Explanation
    The text suggests that it is not recommended to put this food in a microwave oven. This implies that there may be negative consequences or potential dangers associated with microwaving this particular food. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid using a microwave oven for cooking this food.

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  • 20. 

    What does the text say?

    • A.

      You will have to pay more to borrow DVDs after 1st January.

    • B.

      Please return all borrowed DVDs before 1st January.

    • C.

      There will be additional DVDs to borrow from 1st January.

    Correct Answer
    A. You will have to pay more to borrow DVDs after 1st January.
    Explanation
    The text states that after 1st January, there will be an increase in the cost of borrowing DVDs. This means that borrowers will have to pay more money in order to borrow DVDs starting from that date.

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  • 21. 

    Jessica is arranging her boss retirement party. She is looking for somewhere in the town centre that can provide a traditional evening meal for around 100 guests.

    Correct Answer
    F, f
  • 22. 

    Amelia is organising her 18th birthday party for 80 friends. She loves to dance and sing along to her favourite tunes. She wants to offer drinks and snacks rather than a sit-down meal.

    Correct Answer
    A, a
  • 23. 

    James and Amanda need somewhere to hold their wedding party. They want to be able to take photos outdoors. Most of their 100 guests are coming by car and some will need overnight accommodation. 

    Correct Answer
    G, g
  • 24. 

    Jens wants to thank his staff of six by taking them out for a day in the countryside. He wants somewhere where they can do lots of fun activities and have a meal.

    Correct Answer
    D, d
    Explanation
    Jens wants to thank his staff by organizing a day in the countryside with fun activities and a meal. The answer "D, d" suggests that he should consider options that provide both outdoor activities and dining facilities. This could include venues such as a farm with recreational activities like horseback riding or a picnic area with games and a BBQ. By choosing such a location, Jens can ensure that his staff can enjoy a day filled with fun activities and a satisfying meal.

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  • 25. 

    Sophie is organising her company's annual two-day conference. Several meeting rooms are required, one of them must be able to hold 200 people. They will all need to stay one night.

    Correct Answer
    B, b
    Explanation
    The given answer "B, b" suggests that Sophie needs to book multiple meeting rooms for her company's annual two-day conference. One of the meeting rooms must have a capacity of at least 200 people. Additionally, all the attendees will need to stay overnight. However, without further context or information, it is unclear what "B, b" specifically refers to in relation to the question.

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  • 26. 

    The Albuquerque Balloon Festival lasts over a week.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is A. The Albuquerque Balloon Festival lasts over a week. This means that the festival continues for more than seven days.

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  • 27. 

    The first festival took place at the opening of the local radio station.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the first festival occurred at the opening of the local radio station. This implies that the festival was organized to celebrate or commemorate the launch of the radio station. Therefore, option B, which states that the festival was held to celebrate the opening of the radio station, is the correct answer.

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  • 28. 

    The pilots use hand signals to communicate with each other.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    Hand signals are commonly used by pilots to communicate with each other, especially in situations where verbal communication may be difficult or impossible, such as when wearing oxygen masks or in noisy environments. These signals allow pilots to convey important information quickly and efficiently, ensuring effective coordination and safety during flight operations.

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  • 29. 

    The 'balloon glow' happens before sunrise and after sunset.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the "balloon glow" event takes place before sunrise and after sunset. This implies that the event is held during the twilight hours when the sky is still illuminated but the sun is below the horizon. This timing allows for the balloons to be visible against the backdrop of the colorful sky, creating a visually stunning experience for spectators.

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  • 30. 

    Members of the public are forbidden to enter the balloon take-off area. 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    Option B is the correct answer because it states that the balloon take-off area is off-limits to the public. This implies that members of the public are not allowed to enter that area.

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  • 31. 

    Some advertising balloons join in the festival.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    A. A
  • 32. 

    You can take a balloon ride to the top of the nearby mountains.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    B. B
  • 33. 

    You can watch a firework show every evening of the festival.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    B. B
  • 34. 

    The geography of the area around Albuquerque makes it particularly suitable for ballooning.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The geography of the area around Albuquerque is the reason why it is particularly suitable for ballooning. The specific features of the landscape, such as open spaces, favorable wind patterns, and suitable weather conditions, make it an ideal location for hot air ballooning.

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  • 35. 

    Visitors should be prepared for a range of temperatures.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that visitors should be ready for different temperatures. This implies that the temperature can vary, and visitors should be prepared to face both hot and cold weather conditions. Therefore, option A, which states that visitors should be prepared for a range of temperatures, is the correct answer.

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  • 36. 

    What is the writer trying to do in this text?

    • A.

      Encourage fashion designers to make better business plans

    • B.

      Compare a job in fashion with other choices of career

    • C.

      Give details of recent changes in the fashion industry

    • D.

      Explain how a woman set up a fashion business

    Correct Answer
    D. Explain how a woman set up a fashion business
    Explanation
    The writer is trying to explain how a woman set up a fashion business. The text likely provides details and insights into the process and steps taken by the woman to establish her fashion business.

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  • 37. 

    What does the reader learn about Kal's parents?

    • A.

      They wanted Kal to help them run the family business.

    • B.

      They did not realise that Kal wanted to work in fashion.

    • C.

      They insisted Kal should continue with her job in advertising.

    • D.

      They did not think Kal worked hard enough at university.

    Correct Answer
    B. They did not realise that Kal wanted to work in fashion.
    Explanation
    The reader learns that Kal's parents were unaware of her desire to work in the fashion industry. This suggests that there was a lack of communication or understanding between Kal and her parents regarding her career aspirations.

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  • 38. 

    Kal decided to borrow £20,000 when

    • A.

      All her clothes in the London shop were sold.

    • B.

      Her friend asked her to make clothes for them.

    • C.

      She lost her job at the advertising agency.

    • D.

      The fashion industry was in a period of growth.

    Correct Answer
    A. All her clothes in the London shop were sold.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all her clothes in the London shop were sold." This means that Kal decided to borrow £20,000 after she sold all her clothes in the London shop. This implies that she needed the money to cover some expenses or invest in something else after selling her clothes.

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  • 39. 

    What does Kal say about her career?

    • A.

      She plans to open more stores.

    • B.

      She believs that she deserves her success.

    • C.

      She particularly enjoys designing for famous people.

    • D.

      She expects more people to buy her clothes after the award.

    Correct Answer
    B. She believs that she deserves her success.
    Explanation
    Kal believes that she deserves her success. This suggests that she feels she has worked hard and earned her achievements in her career. She likely has a strong sense of self-worth and confidence in her abilities. This belief may drive her to continue pursuing her goals and striving for even greater success in the future.

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  • 40. 

    What might Kal say now about her career?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    C. C
  • 41. 

    ...

    • A.

      Therefore

    • B.

      Ever

    • C.

      Also

    • D.

      Still

    Correct Answer
    D. Still
    Explanation
    "Still" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate that a situation or condition continues to exist or persist despite other factors or changes. It implies that something has not changed or has remained the same, emphasizing the ongoing nature of the situation. The other options, "therefore," "ever," and "also," do not convey the same meaning of continuity or lack of change.

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  • 42. 

    ...

    • A.

      By

    • B.

      Of

    • C.

      Within

    • D.

      For

    Correct Answer
    B. Of
    Explanation
    The word "of" is used to show possession or belonging. It indicates that something belongs to or is associated with someone or something else. In this question, the correct answer "of" is likely used to indicate a relationship or connection between two things. Without further context, it is not possible to determine the specific meaning or usage of "of" in this question.

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  • 43. 

    ...

    • A.

      Even

    • B.

      However

    • C.

      Already

    • D.

      Yet

    Correct Answer
    A. Even
  • 44. 

    ...

    • A.

      Supported

    • B.

      Recognised

    • C.

      Recommended

    • D.

      Agreed

    Correct Answer
    C. Recommended
    Explanation
    The word "recommended" suggests that there is a suggestion or advice given to someone to do or use something. It implies that there is a favorable opinion or endorsement for the action or item being recommended. Therefore, out of the given options, "recommended" is the most suitable word that aligns with the idea of providing a suggestion or endorsement.

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  • 45. 

    ...

    • A.

      Given

    • B.

      Offered

    • C.

      Provided

    • D.

      Delivered

    Correct Answer
    C. Provided
    Explanation
    The word "provided" is the correct answer because it means to supply or give something to someone. In the context of the question, it suggests that something was given or supplied to someone. The other options like "given," "offered," and "delivered" also imply the act of providing, but "provided" is the most fitting choice in this case.

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  • 46. 

    ...

    • A.

      These

    • B.

      Those

    • C.

      They

    • D.

      Them

    Correct Answer
    D. Them
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "them". This answer is likely referring to a group of people or objects that have been previously mentioned or are known to the speaker and the listener. It is used as an object pronoun to replace the noun that represents the group.

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  • 47. 

    ...

    • A.

      Suitable

    • B.

      Convenient

    • C.

      Acceptable

    • D.

      Satisfactory

    Correct Answer
    A. Suitable
    Explanation
    The word "suitable" means appropriate or fitting for a particular purpose or situation. It implies that something is well-suited or compatible with the requirements or expectations. In contrast, "convenient" suggests ease and comfort, "acceptable" implies meeting minimum standards or requirements, and "satisfactory" suggests meeting expectations or requirements adequately. Therefore, "suitable" is the most appropriate and fitting option among the given words.

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  • 48. 

    ...

    • A.

      Although

    • B.

      Because

    • C.

      So

    • D.

      While

    Correct Answer
    B. Because
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "because". This suggests that there is a reason or cause that explains something. It implies a cause-and-effect relationship between two or more elements.

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  • 49. 

    ...

    • A.

      Other

    • B.

      Any

    • C.

      Each

    • D.

      Another

    Correct Answer
    C. Each
    Explanation
    The word "each" is used to refer to every individual item or person in a group separately. It implies that every item or person is being considered individually and not collectively. In this context, "each" suggests that there is a distinct or separate entity for every item or person mentioned.

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  • 50. 

    ...

    • A.

      Brings

    • B.

      Puts

    • C.

      Fetches

    • D.

      Takes

    Correct Answer
    D. Takes
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