Gateway B1+ Unit 7 Use Of English + Reading

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  • 1. 
    The football World Cup (1) …………… always watched by millions of people around the world and there are inevitably events that both excite and shock us. However, in every match, whether it’s at international or local level, there are always questions and disagreements (2) …………… decisions (3) …………… have been made by the referee on the (4) ……………. At several world cups over the last few years these disagreements have become very public indeed. People around the world saw (5) …………… that clearly went into the net be disallowed because there was no technology in place near the goal line to check. In other sports, such as tennis and cricket, special cameras are regularly (6) …………… to detect whether a ball has crossed a line or not, particularly in top competitions. For many years the use of this type of technology has been refused by those powerful people who control the game of football internationally. There are many companies (7) …………… have invented ways of determining whether a goal has actually been scored. One company has invented a (8) …………… to plant inside the football itself, and others focus on technology which is related to filming from different angles. But one thing is certain – technology will soon be playing its part in top football events.
  • 2. 
    Physical    education    steps    into    the    21st    century     We    all    know    that    physical    activity    is    important    in    our    lives,    not    only    to    improve    our    health    and    strength    but    also    our    psychological    well-being.    To    encourage    all    sorts    of    people,    particularly    teenagers,    to    participate    more    in    sports    and    games    and    feel    the    benefits,    sports    companies    are    developing    new    games    that    can    offer    the    challenge    and    excitement    to    motivate,    while    helping    people    get    fitter.    Many    education    departments    believe    that    it’s    important    to    bring    this    excitement    into    school    sports    as    well.    (1)    ……………    One    way    to    do    this    is    to    introduce    students    to    unusual,    fun    activities    like    ultimate    frisbee    and    Zumba    classes.    These    are    already    being    taught    in    some    schools    and    are    very    popular    with    students.    World    number    1    inline    skater    Jenna    Downing    says,    ‘When    I’m    visiting    schools    in    my    role    as    an    athlete    mentor,    one    thing    is    clear    –    PE    is    changing,    and    it’s    for    the    better.    (2)    ……………    Today    schools    are    offering    a    wide    variety    of    sporting    options    to    suit    every    taste’.    After    all,    there’s    no    school    rule    that    says    we    have    to    concentrate    only    on    the    more    traditional    sports!          One    new    sport    that’s    proving    extremely    popular    in    schools    now    is    Crazy    Ball.    This    sport    has    been    introduced    into    the    PE.    curriculum    to    help    teenagers    get    a    really    exciting    and    exhausting    workout    during    their    PE.    lessons.    It    has    been    taken    up    by    a    lot    of    schools    who    feel    that    it’s    the    perfect    sport    to    involve    all    the    students    in    the    class    at    the    same    time,    even    those    who    are    usually    less    enthusiastic    about    PE.    It’s    a    sport    that    anyone    can    play,    at    any    level    of    ability.    (3)    ……………    It    can    be    played    inside    or    outside    depending    on    the    season    and    it    doesn’t    require    a    lot    of    expensive    equipment.          So    what    exactly    is    Crazy    Ball?    Essentially    it’s    a    game    played    by    two    people    on    a    court    with    nets    at    either    end.    These    small    rectangular    nets    sit    on    the    floor    at    each    end    of    the    court,    like    hockey    nets.        They    are    double-sided    and    one    side    is    called    the    “crazy”    side.    The    idea    is    that    when    the    ball    hits    the    crazy    side    of    the    net    it    rebounds    in    an    unpredictable    way.    (4)    ……………    They    have    to    really    stay    focused    and    be    ready    to    move    fast    to    hit    the    ball    wherever    it    goes.    The    game    started    as    a    training    activity    for    other    sports    and    is    played    by    top    athletes    around    the    world    to    improve    their    reaction    times.    (5)    ……………    It    can    also    be    played    with    four    nets    and    two    teams    of    two    players    on    the    court.    In    this    version    everyone    is    active    all    of    the    time    because    two    balls    are    constantly    flying    around!    (6)    ……………    Jake    Williams,    a    PE.    teacher    at    Stonecove    secondary    school    in    Wales,    says    of    the    game,    ‘It’s    the    most    popular    game    we’ve    ever    introduced    into    our    PE.    lessons.    The    kids    love    it    because    it’s    fast    and    fun    and    easy    to    learn.    The    teachers    love    it    because    it    gets    all    kids    participating    and    moving    –    no-one    gets    to    sit    on    the    sidelines    in    Crazy    Ball!’ 
  • 3. 
    Six sentences have been removed from the article. Choose the most appropriate sentences (A–F) to complete the article. We    all    know    that    physical    activity    is    important    in    our    lives,    not    only    to    improve    our    health    and    strength    but    also    our    psychological    well-being.    To    encourage    all    sorts    of    people,    particularly    teenagers,    to    participate    more    in    sports    and    games    and    feel    the    benefits,    sports    companies    are    developing    new    games    that    can    offer    the    challenge    and    excitement    to    motivate,    while    helping    people    get    fitter.    Many    education    departments    believe    that    it’s    important    to    bring    this    excitement    into    school    sports    as    well.    (1)    ……………    One    way    to    do    this    is    to    introduce    students    to    unusual,    fun    activities    like    ultimate    frisbee    and    Zumba    classes.    These    are    already    being    taught    in    some    schools    and    are    very    popular    with    students.    World    number    1    inline    skater    Jenna    Downing    says,    ‘When    I’m    visiting    schools    in    my    role    as    an    athlete    mentor,    one    thing    is    clear    –    PE    is    changing,    and    it’s    for    the    better.    
    • A. 

      We need to encourage students to participate as much as possible in sports and to achieve this we need to make sure they really enjoy them.

    • B. 

      This is because Crazy Ball is particularly good for developing excellent hand-to-eye coordination.

    • C. 

      It’s unaffected by the weather too.

    • D. 

      The days are gone when traditional sports were the only option.

    • E. 

      It never goes where you think it will, so players have to react quickly.

    • F. 

      Having four players on the court means more people can play at the same time, making it an ideal activity for large classes.

  • 4. 
    Read the article again. Are these statements True (T) or False (F). Sports companies believe challenging, exciting games motivate people to get fit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Jenna Downing thinks that schools need to  start offering students a wider range of sports.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    You need to be good at sport to play Crazy Ball.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Crazy Ball is an inclusive sport which involves all of the PE class.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The sport is played by professional athletes in different countries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    You can use either two or four nets for the game.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The football World Cup (1) …………… always watched by millions of people around the world and there are inevitably events that both excite and shock us.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Been

    • C. 

      Are

    • D. 

      Has

  • 11. 
    However, in every match, whether it’s at international or local level, there are always questions and disagreements (2) …………… decisions  …………… have been made by the referee on the  …………….
    • A. 

      About

    • B. 

      Against

    • C. 

      For

    • D. 

      Around

  • 12. 
    However, in every match, whether it’s at international or local level, there are always questions and disagreements  …………… (3) decisions  …………… have been made by the referee on the  …………….  
    • A. 

      Who

    • B. 

      -

    • C. 

      That

    • D. 

      Where

  • 13. 
    However, in every match, whether it’s at international or local level, there are always questions and disagreements  ……………decisions  …………… have been made by the referee on the  (4) ……………. .
    • A. 

      Court

    • B. 

      Pitch

    • C. 

      Field

    • D. 

      Track

  • 14. 
    At several world cups over the last few years these disagreements have become very public indeed. People around the world saw (5) …………… that clearly went into the net be disallowed because there was no technology in place near the goal line to check. 
    • A. 

      Rackets

    • B. 

      Goals

    • C. 

      Points  

    • D. 

      Players

  • 15. 
    In other sports, such as tennis and cricket, special cameras are regularly (6) …………… to detect whether a ball has crossed a line or not, particularly in top competitions. For many years the use of this type of technology has been refused by those powerful people who control the game of football internationally.
    • A. 

      Use

    • B. 

      Using

    • C. 

      Useful

    • D. 

      Used

  • 16. 
    There are many companies (7) …………… have invented ways of determining whether a goal has actually been scored.
    • A. 

      Whose

    • B. 

      Which

    • C. 

      -

    • D. 

      What

  • 17. 
    One company has invented a (8) …………… to plant inside the football itself, and others focus on technology which is related to filming from different angles. But one thing is certain – technology will soon be playing its part in top football events.
    • A. 

      Software        

    • B. 

      Scientific     

    • C. 

      Gadget 

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 18. 
      (2)    ……………    Today    schools    are    offering    a    wide    variety    of    sporting    options    to    suit    every    taste’.    After    all,    there’s    no    school    rule    that    says    we    have    to    concentrate    only    on    the    more    traditional    sports!       
    • A. 

      We need to encourage students to participate as much as possible in sports and to achieve this we need to make sure they really enjoy them.

    • B. 

      This is because Crazy Ball is particularly good for developing excellent hand-to-eye coordination.

    • C. 

      It’s unaffected by the weather too.

    • D. 

      The days are gone when traditional sports were the only option.

    • E. 

      It never goes where you think it will, so players have to react quickly.

    • F. 

      Having four players on the court means more people can play at the same time, making it an ideal activity for large classes.

  • 19. 
    One    new    sport    that’s    proving    extremely    popular    in    schools    now    is    Crazy    Ball.    This    sport    has    been    introduced    into    the    PE.    curriculum    to    help    teenagers    get    a    really    exciting    and    exhausting    workout    during    their    PE.    lessons.    It    has    been    taken    up    by    a    lot    of    schools    who    feel    that    it’s    the    perfect    sport    to    involve    all    the    students    in    the    class    at    the    same    time,    even    those    who    are    usually    less    enthusiastic    about    PE.    It’s    a    sport    that    anyone    can    play,    at    any    level    of    ability.    (3)    ……………    It    can    be    played    inside    or    outside    depending    on    the    season    and    it    doesn’t    require    a    lot    of    expensive    equipment.  
    • A. 

      We need to encourage students to participate as much as possible in sports and to achieve this we need to make sure they really enjoy them.

    • B. 

      This is because Crazy Ball is particularly good for developing excellent hand-to-eye coordination.

    • C. 

      It’s unaffected by the weather too.

    • D. 

      The days are gone when traditional sports were the only option.

    • E. 

      It never goes where you think it will, so players have to react quickly.

    • F. 

      Having four players on the court means more people can play at the same time, making it an ideal activity for large classes.

  • 20. 
    So    what    exactly    is    Crazy    Ball?    Essentially    it’s    a    game    played    by    two    people    on    a    court    with    nets    at    either    end.    These    small    rectangular    nets    sit    on    the    floor    at    each    end    of    the    court,    like    hockey    nets.        They    are    double-sided    and    one    side    is    called    the    “crazy”    side.    The    idea    is    that    when    the    ball    hits    the    crazy    side    of    the    net    it    rebounds    in    an    unpredictable    way.    (4)    ……………    They    have    to    really    stay    focused    and    be    ready    to    move    fast    to    hit    the    ball    wherever    it    goes. 
    • A. 

      We need to encourage students to participate as much as possible in sports and to achieve this we need to make sure they really enjoy them.

    • B. 

      This is because Crazy Ball is particularly good for developing excellent hand-to-eye coordination.

    • C. 

      It’s unaffected by the weather too.

    • D. 

      The days are gone when traditional sports were the only option.

    • E. 

      It never goes where you think it will, so players have to react quickly.

    • F. 

      Having four players on the court means more people can play at the same time, making it an ideal activity for large classes.

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