Gateway B1 Unit 1 Test Standard Use Of English+reading

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Gateway B1 Unit 1 Test Standard Use Of English+reading

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  • 1. 
    Complete the text with one word in each gap. Family life  ………… changing a lot these days.  In some countries, all the members of a family ………… in the same place, sometimes in the same home. However, in other countries, people often have to move away from their home town to find a job when they are ready to start work. They get married and start ………… family away from their parents, and then their children do exactly the same thing. Grandparents sometimes live hundreds of miles away from their grandchildren. Sometimes they are even in  …………… different country! This can cause a lot of problems when people …………… older. Sons and daughters can’t help their parents when they are ill and they have to go into hospital or special homes. The grandparents are …………… there to help with the grandchildren when they are young. Some parents have to send ………… children to special schools at a young age if they need to go to work. In many countries, this problem is getting worse …………… people are worried that family life is never going to be the same again. Family life  ……………………… changing a lot these days. 
  • 2. 
    In some countries, all the members of a family  ……………………… in the same place, sometimes in the same home.
  • 3. 
    However, in other countries, people often have to move away from their home town to find a job when they are ready to start work. They get married and start  ……………………… family away from their parents, and then their children do exactly the same thing.
  • 4. 
     Grandparents sometimes live hundreds of miles away from their grandchildren. Sometimes they are even in  ……………………… different country! 
  • 5. 
    This can cause a lot of problems when people ……………………… older. Sons and daughters can’t help their parents when they are ill and they have to go into hospital or special homes. 
  • 6. 
    The grandparents are  ……………………… there to help with the grandchildren when they are young. 
  • 7. 
     Some parents have to send  ……………………… children to special schools at a young age if they need to go to work.
  • 8. 
    In many countries, this problem is getting worse ……………………… people are worried that family life is never going to be the same again. 
  • 9. 
    Read the article about a new kind of mobile phone. The headings are missing from the article. Choose from the headings A–E the one which fits each gap. Mobile    phones    are    an    important    part    of    our    lives    and    most    of    us    can’t    imagine    life    without    one.    They    keep    us    in    contact    with    friends    and    family    at    all    times    and    when    we    have    a    problem    we    can    call    immediately    for    help.    Now    parents    can    buy    a    special    mobile    phone    for    their    four-year-old    children.    Is    this    a    way    to    help    protect    our    young    children    or    is    it    a    silly    idea?    
    • A. 

      Tell us what you think

    • B. 

      A new mobile phone

    • C. 

      Designed for children

    • D. 

      Do children need mobile phones?

    • E. 

      Good for parents and their children

  • 10. 
    The    phone    is    called    ‘My    Moby’    and    it    looks    like    a    toy,    but    it    isn’t.    It    comes    in    many    colours    and    young    children    love    it.    It    has    five    buttons    and    two    of    them    call    ‘Mum’    and    ‘Dad’.    Of    course,    the    parents    control    all    the    numbers    in    the    phone    and    the    idea    is    that    the    child    can    call    their    parents    when    they    want    to.    And    of    course    the    parents    can    call    the    child    too.    
    • A. 

      Tell us what you think

    • B. 

      A new mobile phone

    • C. 

      Designed for children

    • D. 

      Do children need mobile phones?

    • E. 

      Good for parents and their children

  • 11. 
    Many    parents    like    the    idea    and    they    think    it’s    good    for    their    children’s    safety.    For    example,    if    they’re    worried,    the    parents    can    phone    their    child,    and    if    the    child    gets    lost,    they    can    call    home!    They    also    think    it’s    a    good    idea    if    children    learn    how    to    use    modern    technology    like    mobile    phones.
    • A. 

      Tell us what you think

    • B. 

      A new mobile phone

    • C. 

      Designed for children

    • D. 

      Do children need mobile phones?

    • E. 

      Good for parents and their children

  • 12. 
    However,    not    everyone    agrees    that    it’s    a    good    idea    and    some    people    are    angry    about    the    idea.    They    think    children    today    are    growing    up    too    fast.    They    want    to    be    like    adults    when    they    are    very    young    and    this    isn’t    good    for    them.    They    believe    that    children    need    to    enjoy    their    childhood    and    they    think    it’s    a    very    bad    idea    to    give    a    four-year-old    a    mobile    phone.    They    say    it’s    unnecessary    and    it    can    be    dangerous    for    their    health.    They    also    say    that    young    children    don’t    need    a    phone    because    they    are    always    with    an    adult.    
    • A. 

      Tell us what you think

    • B. 

      A new mobile phone

    • C. 

      Designed for children

    • D. 

      Do children need mobile phones?

    • E. 

      Good for parents and their children

  • 13. 
    So,    is    it    a    good    idea    or    not?    Can    phones    be    good    for    protecting    our    children    or    are    they    just    good    for    the    phone    company?    What    do    you    think?    Send    us    your    comments.    
    • A. 

      Tell us what you think

    • B. 

      A new mobile phone

    • C. 

      Designed for children

    • D. 

      Do children need mobile phones?

    • E. 

      Good for parents and their children

  • 14. 
    Read the article again and choose the best answers.The writer says mobile phones  .......
    • A. 

      Are important for many people.

    • B. 

      Protect young children.

    • C. 

      Cause problems for many people.

  • 15. 
    The writer says  ......... 
    • A. 

      My Moby is a silly idea.

    • B. 

      My Moby is a toy.

    • C. 

      Children like My Moby.

  • 16. 
    The writer says children  ..... 
    • A. 

      Can call their parents with My Moby.

    • B. 

      Can’t make calls with My Moby.

    • C. 

      Can call anyone with My Moby.

  • 17. 
    Many parents think My Moby ...... 
    • A. 

      Will make them worry.

    • B. 

      Will get lost.

    • C. 

      Helps keep children safe.

  • 18. 
    Some people believe ......... 
    • A. 

      Many children are angry.

    • B. 

      It’s important to enjoy childhood.

    • C. 

      Children don’t like adults.

  • 19. 
    These people also believe that ......... 
    • A. 

      ​mobile phones can be bad for children’s health.

    • B. 

      Young children need a mobile phone.

    • C. 

      Young children don’t need adults.

  • 20. 
    The writer asks readers to ........... 
    • A. 

      ​protect their children.

    • B. 

      Give their opinions.

    • C. 

      Talk to their phone company.

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