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  • 1. 

    Hi Ben, I’m writing this from sunny Spain! We’re on holiday and we (1) ……………………… staying in a lovely house. There is a park (2) ……………………… front of the house and it is near the beach. We go swimming every day. There (3) ……………………… only two bedrooms, so I’m sleeping in the same room as Brad, my brother. He’s so untidy! I make the bed and tidy (4) ……………………… every morning, but he does nothing! We don’t eat here because (5) ……………………… isn’t a cooker. We can make breakfast, but for dinner we go to a nice restaurant next (6) ……………………… our house. I love Spanish food. And I like watching TV here. I (7) ……………………… learning some words in Spanish! How’s school? (8) ……………………… you working hard? See you soon. Love, Angela

  • 2. 

    Jason lives in a big house near the sea. That’s not really unusual, is it? But Jason’s house is very big. There are 20 bedrooms, two kitchens, a big dining room for 40 people and a swimming pool, too! You’re probably thinking Jason has got a very big family, but you’re wrong! Jason lives in a hotel.  Jason’s parents own The Jackson Star Hotel in the lovely little seaside town of Barnaby. Lots of people go there in summer for their holidays and stay at Jason’s hotel. It’s very popular! Jason lives with his mum and dad in a small flat at the top of the hotel. They work in the hotel and Jason helps when he is not at school. He sometimes takes the rubbish out and makes the beds.  So, does Jason like living in a big hotel? Jason says, ‘Yes, I like my room. It’s very high up, and from one window I can see all over the town and from the other window I can see the sea. I’ve got a big desk in my room with a computer on it so I can do my homework. And I’ve got my own TV. My friends like staying here because the bedrooms are comfortable, and we get very good food! I like the people, too. They come from different places around the world.’  Is there anything he doesn’t like? Jason answers, ‘In the winter, there aren’t a lot of people here and I sometimes get frightened at night. The hotel is big and empty and it’s like a scary film!’  

  • 3. 

    Complete the email with one word in each gap.  Hi Ben, I’m writing this from sunny Spain! We’re on holiday and we ……………………… staying in a lovely house.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are, 're". In the sentence, the speaker is referring to themselves and someone else, indicating that they are on holiday together. Therefore, the verb "are" is used to indicate the plural subject. Additionally, the contraction "'re" is used as a shortened form of "are" in informal writing.

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  • 4. 

    There is a park ………………… front of the house and it is near the beach. We go swimming every day.

    Explanation
    The word "in" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically and logically in the sentence. The sentence describes a park that is located "in" front of the house and is also near the beach. This preposition accurately conveys the location of the park in relation to the house and the proximity to the beach.

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  • 5. 

    There ……………………… only two bedrooms, so I’m sleeping in the same room as Brad, my brother. He’s so untidy!

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are, 're." In this sentence, the subject is "There" and it is followed by a plural noun "two bedrooms." Therefore, the correct form of the verb "to be" is "are." Additionally, the contraction "'re" is used to indicate the plural form of the verb "are" when combined with the subject "you" or "we." In this case, the speaker is referring to themselves and their brother, so the contraction "'re" is used.

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  • 6. 

    I make the bed and tidy ……………………… every morning, but he does nothing!

    Explanation
    The word "up" in this context means completing the task of making the bed and tidying every morning. The speaker is emphasizing that they consistently perform this task, while the other person does not contribute or do anything.

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  • 7. 

    We don’t eat here because ……………………… isn’t a cooker.

    Explanation
    The given explanation is incomplete and not clear. It is not possible to generate a proper explanation based on the information provided.

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  • 8. 

    We can make breakfast, but for dinner we go to a nice restaurant next ……………………… our house. I love Spanish food.

    Explanation
    The word "to" is the correct answer because it completes the sentence and indicates the destination of going to a nice restaurant. The phrase "next to our house" provides additional information about the location of the restaurant. The sentence implies that the speaker enjoys Spanish food and prefers to eat it at a restaurant for dinner.

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  • 9. 

    And I like watching TV here. I ……………………… learning some words in Spanish!

    Explanation
    The phrase "And I like watching TV here" suggests that the speaker is currently in a specific location. The blank space after the phrase indicates that the speaker is about to mention an activity they are currently engaged in. The word "am" is the correct answer because it indicates that the speaker is currently in the process of learning some words in Spanish.

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  • 10. 

    How’s school? ……………………… you working hard? See you soon. Love, Angela

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Are". The question "How's school?" suggests that the speaker is asking about the current state or condition of school. The use of the word "you" in the following sentence "How's school? ... you working hard?" indicates that the speaker is specifically asking about the listener's experience or actions. Therefore, the correct form of the verb to be in this context is "Are", which matches the subject "you".

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  • 11. 

    Jason’s home is unusual. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not mentioned

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the question states that Jason's home is unusual, indicating that it is different or unique in some way.

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  • 12. 

    Jason has got a small family. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not mentioned

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement "Jason has got a small family" is true. This implies that Jason's family consists of only a few members. The size of a family can be determined by the number of individuals in it, and in this case, it is stated that Jason has a small family.

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  • 13. 

    There is one window in his room. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not mentioned

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement states that there is one window in his room. However, the correct answer is false. This implies that there is either more than one window in his room or there is no window at all.

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  • 14. 

    He can see his friends’ houses from his room. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not mentioned

    Correct Answer
    C. Not mentioned
    Explanation
    The statement does not provide any information about whether or not he can see his friends' houses from his room. Therefore, it is not mentioned in the given statement.

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  • 15. 

    He doesn’t like the hotel food. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not mentioned

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "He doesn't like the hotel food" is given, and the correct answer is False. This means that the person actually does like the hotel food.

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  • 16. 

    Jason likes watching scary films. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not mentioned

    Correct Answer
    C. Not mentioned
  • 17. 

     Read the article again and choose the best answers.Barnaby is a town which is ……………………… . 

    • A.

      Very big

    • B.

      Very quiet

    • C.

      By the sea

    Correct Answer
    C. By the sea
    Explanation
    Barnaby is located by the sea.

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  • 18. 

    The hotel is very popular ……………………… .      

    • A.

      In summer

    • B.

      In winter

    • C.

      Every holiday

    Correct Answer
    A. In summer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in summer." This suggests that the hotel is particularly popular during the summer season. This could be due to various reasons such as its location in a popular tourist destination during that time, the availability of summer activities or events nearby, or the hotel's amenities specifically catered towards summer guests.

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  • 19. 

    Jason and his family live ……………………… .      

    • A.

      In one of the hotel bedrooms

    • B.

      In a flat in the hotel

    • C.

      Near the hotel

    Correct Answer
    B. In a flat in the hotel
    Explanation
    Jason and his family live in a flat in the hotel. This means that they have a separate living space within the hotel building, rather than staying in one of the hotel bedrooms or being located near the hotel.

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  • 20. 

    Jason sometimes does ……………………… to help his parents. 

    • A.

      Homework

    • B.

      Cooking

    • C.

      Jobs

    Correct Answer
    C. Jobs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "jobs" because it is stated in the question that Jason does something to help his parents, and out of the given options, "jobs" is the most general term that can encompass a variety of tasks or responsibilities that Jason may undertake to assist his parents.

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  • 21. 

     His friends like the ……………………… and the bedrooms  at the hotel.

    • A.

      View

    • B.

      Cooking

    • C.

      Swimming pool

    Correct Answer
    B. Cooking
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "cooking" is that his friends like the cooking at the hotel. This suggests that the hotel has good food or a talented chef, which appeals to his friends.

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  • 22. 

    In winter Jason is sometimes frightened at night  when ……………………… .

    • A.

      There are no people staying

    • B.

      His parents go out

    • C.

      He watches films

    Correct Answer
    A. There are no people staying
    Explanation
    In winter, Jason may feel frightened at night when there are no people staying around. The presence of other people can provide a sense of security and comfort, making him feel safer. Without anyone around, he may feel more vulnerable and scared, leading to his fear at night.

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