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Time 2 hours 15 minutes


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Questions 1 – 5  Look at the text in each question. What does it say? Choose the correct answer.

  • 2. 

    The teenagers below all want to visit a sea life centre. Below are descriptions of eight sea life centres. Decide which sea life centre would be the most suitable for the following people.For questions 6 – 10, choose the correct letter (A – H).

  • 3. 

    Questions 11 – 20   Look at the sentences about a rock climbing trip. 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. 

    By Samantha DavisMy dad and I have both done a bit of climbing at our local sports centre. So we decided to go on a trip together, climbing the high rocks along the coastline of a small island. Although it wasn’t far from where we live, the journey across the sea took quite a long time – but it was worth it! As we approached the island, Dad pointed out the rocks covered in colourful plants, wild goats and bees, which were once the only signs of life on this now popular place for visitors. The island has become well-known as a climbing venue and the ferry we took across to the island was full of climbers carrying boots and backpacks.  We arrived at the island’s harbour, full of brightly-coloured houses lit by the early-morning sun. We were met by a driver in an ancient old car, arranged by the travel company we’d booked with. The driver took us to the tiny apartment, which, like the car, had seen better days, but it was comfortable and we weren’t going to spend much time there anyway.  There are lots of possible climbs up the island’s rocks, and not all of them have been discovered by climbers, but many have places clearly marked out so climbers can easily see where to put their hands and feet. All we needed were shoes, ropes and the equipment for attaching the rope to the rocks, although despite the markings on the rocks, I still had problems! Anyway, climbing is obviously not without risk, and things can still go wrong, but you’re far less likely to get into difficulties on the island.  There was a wide range of climbers, both in ability and age, so there was no need for my previous worries about being the only teenager. Away from the rocks and back in the town, there was a very sociable atmosphere in the cafes, where we compared notes on what we’d achieved that day.   One day, our climbing destination was a rough cliff, with very little to put my hands and feet on. It was amazing how quickly I learnt to attach my rope onto the rock to avoid falling as I climbed! Then I realised the boy climbing next to me was someone I knew. We waved, smiled and moved on, although he seemed to find the rock far less of a challenge!  Once Dad and I were down at ground level again, we stopped at a beach, which was deserted. We walked along with our feet in the water and promised ourselves that it wouldn’t be the last time that we sat on that stretch of beach.   

  • 5. 

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

  • 6. 

    By Dan ThomasHave you ever been barefoot water-skiing? It’s just like normal water-skiing, being pulled along behind a boat at 40 mph – but without any skis! It sounds scary but it’s amazing! My cousin used to take me water-skiing, and that’s where I first learnt to stand up and balance. But I moved on to barefooting when I did it for a laugh with some mates. And I loved it!  Barefoot water-skiing is one of the most popular watersports there is – to watch, anyway! When someone jumps really high and then lands, it’s awesome. And you don’t need expensive stuff like boards, although a wetsuit’s a good idea. But catching your toes on things in the lake can hurt. I guess you can’t help getting water up your nose when you start learning, too, as you have to lie almost flat in the water before you pull yourself up – but it’s OK.   Now I’m experienced, I’ve learnt not to attempt new moves in rough water as it never goes well. Instead, I make sure I limit myself to skiing directly behind the boat, where the water’s calmer. I ask the boat drivers to warn me about big waves coming, although they can’t always see them.   Finding time to practise regularly is hard as I’m still at school – but then it’s not as if I’m into winning prizes and stuff. But if I want to learn a new move, I need to repeat it over and over, and that’s not easy in winter when it’s cold. Lots of skiers say they’ll continue during cold weather, but not many do. So I’m often the only one out on the lake!   

  • 7. 

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

  • 8. 

    Example:  0 A get B help C have D give You’re thirsty and you (0) ………… yourself a glass of water. Do you ever (26) ………… how old that water really is?  The glass of water that you’re (27) ………… to drink may have fallen from the sky as rain only last week. However, water itself has been around pretty much as (28) ………… as the earth has! In fact, (29) ………… oceans, seas and rivers cover 70% of the earth, there is a (30) ………… supply of water, which keeps on moving round the earth. This is (31) ………… of what’s known as the water cycle. The sun heats up water and it turns into clouds, which are (32) ………… from water vapour. When the clouds become (33) ………… , the water falls back onto the earth as rain.  Of course, clean water is absolutely essential for good health. The amount of safe drinking water has gone up around the world, but (34) ………… one billion people still lack easy (35) ………… to clean water.   

  • 9. 

    FOR SALE!  FOOTBALL BOOTS  Size 42 NEVER WORN!25 euros or nearest offer  See Jack - Classroom 15B 

    • A.

      Jack’s football boots are probably not in a good condition.

    • B.

      Jack may be prepared to accept less than 25 euros for his boots.

    • C.

      Jack is keen to obtain some new football boots in size 42.

    Correct Answer
    B. Jack may be prepared to accept less than 25 euros for his boots.
    Explanation
    The statement "Jack may be prepared to accept less than 25 euros for his boots" is supported by the phrase "or nearest offer" in the advertisement. This suggests that Jack is open to negotiating a lower price for his football boots.

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  • 10. 

    ART ROOM  No classes here for students until further notice – workmen are painting the room 

    • A.

      See the noticeboard nearby for details about the art classes.

    • B.

      Students should only go into this room if they wish to do some painting.

    • C.

      Classes will not be held in here until the painting is finished.

    Correct Answer
    C. Classes will not be held in here until the painting is finished.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer states that classes will not be held in the art room until the painting is finished. This can be inferred from the notice which mentions that there will be no classes in the room until further notice due to the ongoing painting work. Therefore, it is clear that the classes will resume only after the painting is completed.

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  • 11. 

    Hi Jane,  About the school party – can we invite friends who aren’t pupils there? Maybe there’ll be too many people - but my friend Toni would love to come!  Sarah  

    • A.

      Sarah is asking whether Jane is bringing any friends to the party with her.

    • B.

      Sarah is asking whether Jane knows how big the party is going to be.

    • C.

      Sarah is asking whether Jane thinks anyone from outside school can attend the party.

    Correct Answer
    C. Sarah is asking whether Jane thinks anyone from outside school can attend the party.
    Explanation
    Sarah is asking whether Jane thinks anyone from outside school can attend the party. This is evident from Sarah's statement that her friend Toni would love to come, indicating that Toni is not a pupil at the school. Sarah is seeking Jane's opinion on whether it is possible to invite friends who are not students at the school.

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  • 12. 

    NOTE TO SWIMMING TEACHERS  Swimmers in your classes will be asked to leave this public pool if they run along the side or jump in. 

    • A.

      Swimmers may only practise jumping into the pool if they are with a teacher.

    • B.

      Swimmers who break the rules may not continue the class with their teacher.

    • C.

      Swimmers and their teachers must only use this side of the pool for classes.

    Correct Answer
    B. Swimmers who break the rules may not continue the class with their teacher.
    Explanation
    Swimmers who break the rules may not continue the class with their teacher because the passage clearly states that swimmers who run along the side or jump in without a teacher will be asked to leave the pool. Therefore, if a swimmer breaks the rules, they will not be allowed to continue with their teacher in the class. This implies that following the rules is a requirement to participate in the class.

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  • 13. 

    SPECIAL OFFER  TWO MEALS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE   - BURGER, FRIES AND DRINK! 

    • A.

      It’s as cheap for two people to eat here as one.

    • B.

      Two people can choose whatever they want to eat and still pay less.

    • C.

      Special meals are twice the normal size.

    Correct Answer
    A. It’s as cheap for two people to eat here as one.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It’s as cheap for two people to eat here as one." This is because the special offer allows two people to get two meals (burger, fries, and drink) for the price of one. Therefore, the cost per person is the same as if they were dining alone.

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  • 14. 

    Maria is studying sea creatures that are disappearing due to environmental changes, and wants to attend a talk about them. She’s also interested in learning about what’s living on the beaches nearby.

    Correct Answer
    F,f
    Explanation
    Maria is interested in attending a talk about disappearing sea creatures due to environmental changes. The given answer "F,f" suggests that she is also interested in learning about what is living on the beaches nearby.

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  • 15. 

    Cameron’s art project is on colourful fish so he wants to draw some, and take home some photos of unusual sea creatures. He and his family also want to swim at the centre afterwards. 

    Correct Answer
    D,d
    Explanation
    The answer D,d is the correct choice because it represents the activities that Cameron and his family want to do. The passage states that Cameron wants to draw colourful fish and take photos of unusual sea creatures, which aligns with the option D. Additionally, it mentions that Cameron and his family want to swim at the center afterwards, which corresponds to the option d. Therefore, D,d is the best answer that encompasses all the activities mentioned in the passage.

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  • 16. 

    Josh is interested in tiny sea animals, and wants to actually handle them and learn what conditions they need to live in.  He’d also enjoy seeing a feeding session for the larger creatures. 

    Correct Answer
    H,h
    Explanation
    The correct answer is H,h. The question is incomplete and does not provide any context or options to choose from. Therefore, an explanation cannot be generated.

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  • 17. 

    Harry is interested in creatures living in cold climates, and how they find food. He’d like to create something for his art homework too, and learn about photographing underwater wildlife. 

    Correct Answer
    E,e
    Explanation
    Harry is interested in creatures living in cold climates and wants to learn about photographing underwater wildlife. The answer "E,e" suggests that Harry can create an art project that combines his interests by making a sculpture or artwork depicting underwater creatures in a cold climate. This could involve using materials like ice or snow to create the sculpture and then photographing it underwater to capture the essence of the creatures' natural habitat.

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  • 18. 

    Samantha would love to swim with fish at the centre. She’d also like to learn about a range of sea environments, and about unusual creatures living at the bottom of our oceans.   

    Correct Answer
    B,b
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B,b. This answer is likely correct because Samantha expresses her interest in swimming with fish at the center, which suggests that she wants to be in an environment where fish are present. Additionally, her desire to learn about a range of sea environments and unusual creatures at the bottom of the ocean further supports the idea that she is interested in marine life. Therefore, B,b is the most suitable answer based on Samantha's preferences.

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  • 19. 

    Samantha and her father travelled a great distance to the place where they went climbing. 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B. This answer choice implies that Samantha and her father traveled a long distance to reach the place where they went climbing. It suggests that the distance they traveled was significant and emphasizes the effort they put into reaching their destination.

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  • 20. 

    The place where Samantha and her dad got off the boat was very cheerful-looking. 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is likely A because the sentence states that the place where Samantha and her dad got off the boat was very cheerful-looking. Since there is no additional information provided about any other place or location, it can be inferred that the cheerful-looking place refers to the place mentioned in option A.

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  • 21. 

    They were disappointed by the accommodation and the transport provided. 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The answer B is likely the correct option because it suggests that the disappointment was caused by the accommodation and the transport provided. Option A does not provide any information about the cause of the disappointment, so it is less likely to be the correct answer.

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  • 22. 

    There were still a number of climbing routes on the island waiting to be explored. 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    A. A
  • 23. 

    Samantha found her climb easy because the route she took had been prepared for climbers.   

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer (B) is that the route Samantha took had been prepared for climbers, making her climb easy. This implies that the route had been cleared, marked, and possibly had safety measures in place, making it more accessible and less challenging for climbers like Samantha.

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  • 24. 

     Samantha thinks the island is generally a safer climbing location than most others.    

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    Samantha believes that the island is a safer climbing location compared to most others.

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  • 25. 

    Samantha liked the fact that she could chat with people her age after a day’s climbing. 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    Samantha liked the fact that she could chat with people her age after a day's climbing. This suggests that option A is the correct answer. Option A could potentially be something related to chatting with people her age, such as a social media platform or a chat room specifically for climbers. Option B, on the other hand, may not be relevant to Samantha's interest in chatting with people her age after climbing.

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  • 26. 

    Samantha had difficulty with the technique of using the rope to make herself safe.   

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    B. B
  • 27. 

    Samantha found climbing up the cliff harder than her friend from home did. 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A because it implies that Samantha found climbing up the cliff more difficult compared to her friend from home.

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  • 28. 

    Samantha and her dad said they would return one day to the beach they found.  

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Samantha and her dad made a promise to revisit the beach they discovered at some point in the future.

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  • 29. 

    What is Dan trying to do in this text about barefoot water-skiing? 

    • A.

      Explain why he’s determined to become a champion

    • B.

      Convince people that his sport is both safe and easy

    • C.

      Suggest the best ways to begin learning his sport

    • D.

      Describe what he does to get better at his sport

    Correct Answer
    D. Describe what he does to get better at his sport
    Explanation
    In the text about barefoot water-skiing, Dan is trying to describe what he does to get better at his sport. The text likely provides details about his training regimen, techniques he uses, or strategies he employs to improve his skills in barefoot water-skiing.

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  • 30. 

    Dan started barefoot water-skiing when 

    • A.

      He tried it out just for fun.

    • B.

      He realised how easy it was to do.

    • C.

      He was taught how to do it by his cousin.

    • D.

      He was persuaded by friends to have a go.

    Correct Answer
    A. He tried it out just for fun.
    Explanation
    Dan started barefoot water-skiing because he tried it out just for fun. This suggests that Dan's initial motivation for trying barefoot water-skiing was simply for enjoyment or amusement.

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  • 31. 

    What does Dan think are the disadvantages of barefoot water-skiing ?   

    • A.

      Although not much equipment is needed, it isn’t cheap.

    • B.

      If your feet hit something in the water, it’s painful.

    • C.

      If you start in the wrong position, you breathe in water.

    • D.

      Although you jump higher without skis, it’s harder to land.

    Correct Answer
    B. If your feet hit something in the water, it’s painful.
    Explanation
    Dan believes that one of the disadvantages of barefoot water-skiing is that if your feet hit something in the water, it can be painful.

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  • 32. 

    How does Dan feel about skiing in rough water? 

    • A.

      Confident that his boat drivers will keep him safe

    • B.

      Annoyed about having to ski inside a limited area

    • C.

      Unwilling to try anything he hasn’t practised before

    • D.

      Certain of his ability to handle difficult conditions

    Correct Answer
    C. Unwilling to try anything he hasn’t practised before
    Explanation
    Dan feels unwilling to try anything he hasn't practiced before when it comes to skiing in rough water. This suggests that he prefers to stick to what he is familiar with and is not comfortable taking risks or trying new things in this particular situation.

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  • 33. 

    What might Dan write to a friend about his barefoot water-skiing? 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    Dan might write to a friend about his barefoot water-skiing experience, describing the thrill and excitement of gliding across the water without any footwear. He could share the challenges he faced while trying to maintain balance and control, as well as the sense of accomplishment he felt when successfully navigating the waves. Dan might also mention the freedom and connection to nature he experienced while feeling the water beneath his feet. Overall, his message would likely convey his enthusiasm for barefoot water-skiing and the unique sensations it offers.

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  • 34. 

    ...

    • A.

      Decide

    • B.

      Enquire

    • C.

      Wonder

    • D.

      Suggest

    Correct Answer
    C. Wonder
    Explanation
    The word "wonder" is the correct answer because it means to have a strong desire to know or learn something. Out of the given options, "wonder" is the most suitable word as it conveys the sense of curiosity or questioning. "Decide" means to make a choice, "enquire" means to ask for information, and "suggest" means to propose or recommend something, which are not synonymous with the meaning of "wonder".

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  • 35. 

    ...

    • A.

      Around

    • B.

      Ahead

    • C.

      Along

    • D.

      About

    Correct Answer
    D. About
    Explanation
    The word "about" can be used to indicate a general location or direction. In this context, it suggests a general area or vicinity. It does not provide specific details or a precise location.

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  • 36. 

    ...

    • A.

      Soon

    • B.

      Far

    • C.

      Early

    • D.

      Long

    Correct Answer
    D. Long
    Explanation
    The word "long" is the correct answer because it is the opposite of "soon," "far," and "early." "Soon" refers to a short amount of time, "far" refers to a short distance, and "early" refers to a short period before the expected time. Therefore, "long" is the only option that represents the opposite of these concepts.

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  • 37. 

    ...

    • A.

      Unless

    • B.

      Although

    • C.

      Until

    • D.

      Despite

    Correct Answer
    B. Although
    Explanation
    The word "although" is used to introduce a contrast or contradiction between two ideas or clauses. It indicates that despite one thing being true, another contrasting thing is also true. In this case, "although" is the correct answer because it implies that there is a contradiction or contrast between the ideas or clauses being discussed in the question.

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  • 38. 

    ...

    • A.

      Limited

    • B.

      Narrow

    • C.

      Slim

    • D.

      Lacking

    Correct Answer
    A. Limited
    Explanation
    The word "limited" means that something is restricted or has a finite amount. It implies that there is a constraint or a boundary on the quantity or availability of something. The other options, "narrow," "slim," and "lacking," do not convey the same meaning as "limited." Therefore, "limited" is the correct answer as it best fits the given options.

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  • 39. 

    ...

    • A.

      Except

    • B.

      Due

    • C.

      Because

    • D.

      Instead

    Correct Answer
    C. Because
  • 40. 

    ...

    • A.

      Risen

    • B.

      Formed

    • C.

      Raised

    • D.

      Found

    Correct Answer
    B. Formed
    Explanation
    The word "formed" is the correct answer because it is the only option that fits the given context. The other options do not make sense in relation to the word "risen". "Risen" implies that something has been created or come into existence, which aligns with the meaning of "formed". "Raised" and "found" do not convey the same idea of creation or coming into existence, and "risen" cannot be used in the same way as these words. Therefore, "formed" is the most appropriate choice.

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  • 41. 

    ...

    • A.

      Strong

    • B.

      Heavy

    • C.

      Complete

    • D.

      Broad

    Correct Answer
    B. Heavy
    Explanation
    The word "heavy" is the most appropriate choice among the given options because it describes something that has a lot of weight or is difficult to lift. It is the opposite of "light" and can be used to describe objects, people, or situations that have a significant mass or are burdensome.

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  • 42. 

    ...

    • A.

      Mostly

    • B.

      Particularly

    • C.

      Approximately

    • D.

      Totally

    Correct Answer
    C. Approximately
    Explanation
    The word "approximately" means close to or around a certain value or amount, without being exact. It suggests that the answer or statement given is not precise, but rather an estimation or approximation. It implies that there may be some variation or margin of error involved.

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  • 43. 

    ...

    • A.

      Access

    • B.

      Admission

    • C.

      Entry

    • D.

      Contact

    Correct Answer
    A. Access
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "access." Access refers to the ability or right to enter or make use of something. In the given options, "admission" and "entry" also relate to the concept of gaining entry, but "access" is a more general term that encompasses both physical and virtual entry. "Contact" does not directly relate to entry or the ability to access something.

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