Gateway B1+ Unit 6 Use Of English + Reading

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  • 1. 

    Do    you    love    science?    (10)    ………………………    Here    at    the    Science    Institute    we recognise    the    importance    of    people    like    you    to    the    future   of technology    and    every    year    we    hold    a    nationwide    competition  to discover    young    inventors    of    the    future;    people    who    will    shape    our    future    lives.    It    doesn’t    matter    whether    you’re    11    or    18.    There    will    be    prizes    for    a    range    of    different    categories,    depending    on    the    type    of    invention    and    the    age    of    the    entrants,    but    the    main    prize    will    be    for    the    best    invention    by    a    team    of    young    scientists    on    a    particular    theme.       (11)    ………………………    Last    year,    it    was    ‘Clothes    of    the    Future’,    and    the    winners    were    a    team    from    Blackhill Secondary    School    who    came    up    with    a    new    thermal    material    that    would    retain    heat,    even    in    the    coldest    temperatures.    This    year’s    theme    is    ‘Transport’.    (12)    ………………………        You    might    have    an    idea    for    a    labour-saving    device    to    use    in    an    existing    means    of    transport    –    in    cars,    on    a    bike,    on    a    plane,    etc.    Alternatively,    you    may    think    of    a    completely    new    way    of    getting    around    altogether.    Now,    that    would    be    interesting,    wouldn’t    it?    Whether    your    invention    is    big    or    small,    we    want    to    hear    about    it.    The    first    thing    to    do    is    to    form    a    team    at    your    school    and    discuss    your    ideas    with    your    teacher.    (13)    ………………………    The    ideas    must    be    your    own.    Then,    hand    in    your    ideas    in    writing,    showing    the    processes    you    went    through    and    your    reasons    for    developing    this    particular    project.    We    need    to    receive    your    idea    before    the    2nd    April.    All    entries    will    be    examined    by    a    team    of    experts    and    the    best    one    will    be    chosen    by    the    end    of    June.    (14)    ………………………    .    The    winners    will    be    invited    to    a    prize-giving    ceremony    at    the    Ritz    Hotel    in    London    on    the    15th    August.     The    first    prize    is    an    amazing    opportunity    for    the    winning    team to    travel    around    the    United    States    using    every    possible    form    of    transport    in    existence!    Last    year’s    winners    spent    a    month    on    a    station    in    the    Arctic    to    see    for    themselves    how    their    special    gloves    worked    in    such    freezing    temperatures.    ‘It    was    the    chance    of    a    lifetime,’    said    Pam    Parker,    one    of    the    lucky    team.    ‘We    had    a    wonderful    time    and    I’ve    come    back    with    so    many    ideas.    (15)    ………………………        You    never    know    what    you    can    achieve    until    you    try!’    So,    start    thinking,    and    we    look    forward    to    receiving    your    entries.    For    more    details,    go    to    our    website.

  • 2. 

    Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first, using the word given. Use between two and six words. They asked hundreds of students to complete a survey about school.   WERE  Hundreds ……………………………………………………………………… to complete a survey about school.

    Explanation
    The correct answer completes the second sentence by using the word "of" to indicate that the students were the ones who were asked to complete the survey about school. This maintains the same meaning as the first sentence, which states that they asked hundreds of students to complete the survey.

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  • 3. 

    Decorators have repainted the classrooms in our school.   HAD The school ……………………………………………………………………… in our school repainted.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had the classrooms." This is because the sentence is in the past perfect tense, which is used to show an action that happened before another past action. In this case, the action of repainting the classrooms happened before the action of the decorators. The word "had" is used to indicate this past perfect tense.

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  • 4. 

    Will the school provide the coursebooks?      BE Will the ……………………………………………………………………… the school?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "coursebooks be provided by". This answer follows the structure of the original question and fills in the missing words to form a grammatically correct sentence.

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  • 5. 

    How long ago did Edison invent the light bulb?    WAS How long ago ……………………………………………………………………… by Edison?

  • 6. 

    The hairdresser didn’t cut my hair yesterday because I missed the appointment.    HAVE I ……………………………………………………………………… yesterday because I missed the appointment.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't have my hair cut, did not have my hair cut" because it accurately completes the sentence by using the correct verb tense (past simple) and negation (didn't/did not). The phrase "didn't have my hair cut" means that the hairdresser did not perform the action of cutting the speaker's hair.

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  • 7. 

    I want to ski in the winter. It makes me happy.    ENJOY I ………………………… in the winter.

    Explanation
    The given statement "I want to ski in the winter. It makes me happy." indicates that the person derives joy from skiing in the winter. Therefore, the correct answer "enjoy skiing" accurately reflects the person's preference and happiness associated with this activity.

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  • 8. 

    Gemma is not like her sister.    DIFFERENT Gemma is ……………………………………………………………………… sister.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "different from her" because it completes the sentence by indicating that Gemma is not like her sister. The phrase "different from her" implies a comparison between Gemma and her sister, highlighting their contrasting qualities or characteristics.

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  • 9. 

    Paul and his brother are almost the same.    SIMILAR Paul is ……………………………………………………………………… his brother.

    Explanation
    Paul is similar to his brother.

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  • 10. 

    Six sentences have been removed from the article. Choose the best answers (A–F) to complete the article. Do    you    love    science?    (10)    ………………………    Here    at    the    Science    Institute    we    recognise    the    importance    of    people    like    you    to    the    future    of    technology    and    every    year    we    hold    a    nationwide    competition    to    discover    young    inventors    of    the    future;    people    who    will    shape    our    future    lives.    It    doesn’t    matter    whether    you’re    11    or    18.    There    will    be    prizes    for    a    range    of    different    categories,    depending    on    the    type    of    invention    and    the    age    of    the    entrants,    but    the    main    prize    will    be    for    the    best    invention    by    a    team    of    young    scientists    on    a    particular    theme.        

    • A.

      In particular, do you love inventing new things and ways of doing things?

    • B.

      You will be informed of the results in early July.

    • C.

      Every year the theme changes.

    • D.

      Remember that the teacher will be there to give you guidance, not to help with ideas.

    • E.

      I’d recommend entering this competition to everyone.

    • F.

      You can interpret the theme in many ways.

    Correct Answer
    A. In particular, do you love inventing new things and ways of doing things?
    Explanation
    The given answer completes the article by asking a question that directly relates to the topic of the competition. It encourages the reader to consider their passion for inventing and emphasizes the importance of creativity and innovation in shaping the future. The question also serves as a call to action, inviting the reader to participate in the competition and showcase their skills and ideas.

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  • 11. 

    (11)    ………………………    Last    year,    it    was    ‘Clothes    of    the    Future’,    and    the    winners    were    a    team    from    Blackhill Secondary    School    who    came    up    with    a    new    thermal    material    that    would    retain    heat,    even    in    the    coldest    temperatures.    This    year’s    theme    is    ‘Transport’.     ………………………        You    might    have    an    idea    for    a    labour-saving    device    to    use    in    an    existing    means    of    transport    –    in    cars,    on    a    bike,    on    a    plane,    etc.    Alternatively,    you    may    think    of    a    completely    new    way    of    getting    around    altogether.    Now,    that    would    be    interesting,    wouldn’t    it?    Whether    your    invention    is    big    or    small,    we    want    to    hear    about    it.

    • A.

      In particular, do you love inventing new things and ways of doing things?

    • B.

      You will be informed of the results in early July.

    • C.

      Every year the theme changes.

    • D.

      Remember that the teacher will be there to give you guidance, not to help with ideas.

    • E.

      I’d recommend entering this competition to everyone.

    • F.

      You can interpret the theme in many ways.

    Correct Answer
    C. Every year the theme changes.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Every year the theme changes." This is because the passage mentions that last year's theme was "Clothes of the Future" and this year's theme is "Transport." The statement implies that the theme for the competition changes annually.

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  • 12. 

       ………………………    Last    year,    it    was    ‘Clothes    of    the    Future’,    and    the    winners    were    a    team    from    Blackhill Secondary    School    who    came    up    with    a    new    thermal    material    that    would    retain    heat,    even    in    the    coldest    temperatures.    This    year’s    theme    is    ‘Transport’.   (12)  ………………………        You    might    have    an    idea    for    a    labour-saving    device    to    use    in    an    existing    means    of    transport    –    in    cars,    on    a    bike,    on    a    plane,    etc.    Alternatively,    you    may    think    of    a    completely    new    way    of    getting    around    altogether.    Now,    that    would    be    interesting,    wouldn’t    it?    Whether    your    invention    is    big    or    small,    we    want    to    hear    about    it.

    • A.

      In particular, do you love inventing new things and ways of doing things?

    • B.

      You will be informed of the results in early July.

    • C.

      Every year the theme changes.

    • D.

      Remember that the teacher will be there to give you guidance, not to help with ideas.

    • E.

      I’d recommend entering this competition to everyone.

    • F.

      You can interpret the theme in many ways.

    Correct Answer
    F. You can interpret the theme in many ways.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the theme of the competition, "Transport," can be interpreted in various ways. This means that participants have the freedom to come up with different ideas and solutions related to transportation. They can either think of improving existing means of transport or inventing completely new methods of getting around. The answer highlights the flexibility and creativity that participants can showcase in their submissions.

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  • 13. 

    The    first    thing    to    do    is    to    form    a    team    at    your    school    and    discuss    your    ideas    with    your    teacher.    (13)    ………………………    The    ideas    must    be    your    own.    Then,    hand    in    your    ideas    in    writing,    showing    the    processes    you    went    through    and    your    reasons    for    developing    this    particular    project.    We    need    to    receive    your    idea    before    the    2nd    April.    All    entries    will    be    examined    by    a    team    of    experts    and    the    best    one    will    be    chosen    by    the    end    of    June.      ………………………    .    The    winners    will    be    invited    to    a    prize-giving    ceremony    at    the    Ritz    Hotel    in    London    on    the    15th    August.

    • A.

      In particular, do you love inventing new things and ways of doing things?

    • B.

      You will be informed of the results in early July.

    • C.

      Every year the theme changes.

    • D.

      Remember that the teacher will be there to give you guidance, not to help with ideas.

    • E.

      I’d recommend entering this competition to everyone.

    • F.

      You can interpret the theme in many ways.

    Correct Answer
    D. Remember that the teacher will be there to give you guidance, not to help with ideas.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Remember that the teacher will be there to give you guidance, not to help with ideas." This answer is supported by the statement in the passage that says, "The first thing to do is to form a team at your school and discuss your ideas with your teacher." This indicates that the teacher's role is to provide guidance and support, but not to generate ideas for the students.

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  • 14. 

    The    first    thing    to    do    is    to    form    a    team    at    your    school    and    discuss    your    ideas    with    your    teacher.      ………………………    The    ideas    must    be    your    own.    Then,    hand    in    your    ideas    in    writing,    showing    the    processes    you    went    through    and    your    reasons    for    developing    this    particular    project.    We    need    to    receive    your    idea    before    the    2nd    April.    All    entries    will    be    examined    by    a    team    of    experts    and    the    best    one    will    be    chosen    by    the    end    of    June.  (14)    ………………………    .    The    winners    will    be    invited    to    a    prize-giving    ceremony    at    the    Ritz    Hotel    in    London    on    the    15th    August.

    • A.

      In particular, do you love inventing new things and ways of doing things?

    • B.

      You will be informed of the results in early July.

    • C.

      Every year the theme changes.

    • D.

      Remember that the teacher will be there to give you guidance, not to help with ideas.

    • E.

      I’d recommend entering this competition to everyone.

    • F.

      You can interpret the theme in many ways.

    Correct Answer
    B. You will be informed of the results in early July.
  • 15. 

    The    first    prize    is    an    amazing    opportunity    for    the    winning    team to    travel    around    the    United    States    using    every    possible    form    of    transport    in    existence!    Last    year’s    winners    spent    a    month    on    a    station    in    the    Arctic    to    see    for    themselves    how    their    special    gloves    worked    in    such    freezing    temperatures.    ‘It    was    the    chance    of    a    lifetime,’    said    Pam    Parker,    one    of    the    lucky    team.    ‘We    had    a    wonderful    time    and    I’ve    come    back    with    so    many    ideas.    (15)    ………………………        You    never    know    what    you    can    achieve    until    you    try!’    So,    start    thinking,    and    we    look    forward    to    receiving    your    entries.    For    more    details,    go    to    our    website.  

    • A.

      In particular, do you love inventing new things and ways of doing things?

    • B.

      You will be informed of the results in early July.

    • C.

      Every year the theme changes.

    • D.

      Remember that the teacher will be there to give you guidance, not to help with ideas.

    • E.

      I’d recommend entering this competition to everyone.

    • F.

      You can interpret the theme in many ways.

    Correct Answer
    E. I’d recommend entering this competition to everyone.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that the person recommending entering the competition believes that it is a worthwhile opportunity for everyone. This is supported by the statement in the passage that winning the competition offers an amazing opportunity to travel around the United States using various forms of transport. Additionally, the statement from one of the previous winners emphasizes that participating in the competition was a chance of a lifetime and resulted in gaining many ideas. Overall, the passage highlights the benefits and excitement associated with entering the competition, making it a recommendation for everyone.

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  • 16. 

    Read the article again. Are these statements True (T) or False (F)?  The competition is to find new inventions to sell.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The competition is to find new inventions to sell" is false. The article does not mention anything about a competition to find new inventions to sell. Therefore, we can conclude that this statement is not true.

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  • 17. 

    The theme for the main prize remains the same for two years and then changes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the main prize theme does not remain the same for two years and then change. The statement does not provide any information about the duration of the main prize theme. It is possible that the theme changes more frequently or less frequently than every two years. Therefore, without additional information, we cannot conclude that the main prize theme remains the same for two years.

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  • 18. 

    Individual entries cannot win the main prize.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that individual entries are not eligible to win the main prize. This means that only group entries or collective efforts have the chance to win the main prize.

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  • 19. 

    Last year, students had to design a piece of designer clothing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement mentions that last year, students had to design a piece of designer clothing. However, since the answer is "False," it implies that the statement is incorrect. Therefore, last year, students did not have to design a piece of designer clothing.

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  • 20. 

    Teachers should not be involved with the project at all.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Teachers should be involved with the project to some extent. Their involvement can provide guidance, support, and expertise to the students. They can help students with their research, offer suggestions, and ensure that the project aligns with the curriculum. Additionally, teachers can assess the progress and learning outcomes of the project, providing valuable feedback and evaluation. Overall, the involvement of teachers can enhance the quality and success of the project.

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  • 21. 

    The winners will spend some time in the Arctic with scientists.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is "The winners will spend some time in the Arctic with scientists." The correct answer is False. This means that the winners will not spend any time in the Arctic with scientists.

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