Gateway B2 Final

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Gateway B2 Final

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  • 1. 
    Complete the text with these words. There are three extra options. as   •   been   •   best   •   like   •   most   •   was      which   •   who James Martin has (1) [Blank] involved in film-making since his early teens. He was initially interested in photography and he was encouraged by his father, (2) [Blank] gave him an expensive camera for his eleventh birthday. James mastered the skill of taking both artistically and technically pleasing photographs and went on to win several local competitions. Although he had never shown any interest in film-making, he (3) [Blank] asked to help a friend who was making a short film as a college assignment. He knew about James’ expertise with a camera. James showed real talent and discovered that he loved taking moving pictures. He later decided to follow the same course (4) [Blank] his friend. Now, ten years and five Oscar® nominations later, James has proved to be one of the (5) [Blank] talented film-makers of his generation.
  • 2. 
    A:  Hello, Minister. Would you mind answering a few questions for our viewers? B:  No problem. A:  I understand that you have been involved in meetings today to resolve the dispute with the transport workers. I wonder if ____________  tell us what has been happening.
    • A. 

      You wouldn’t

    • B. 

      Could you

    • C. 

      You could

  • 3. 
    B:  Well, as you know, this has been a long-running dispute, but we are optimistic that it will be resolved soon. The workers (2) ______________ out this morning, but at the last minute they agreed to hold talks.
    • A. 

      Are going to walk

    • B. 

      Were going to walk

    • C. 

      Walked

  • 4. 
    A:  And can I ask if any progress (3) __________ made.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Has been

    • C. 

      Would be

  • 5. 
    B:  Yes, I believe so. The workers have accepted the pay cut in return for improved working conditions. I’d say that’s good news, (4) _______________?
    • A. 

      Don’t you

    • B. 

      Wouldn’t you

    • C. 

      Aren’t you

  • 6. 
    A:  Nevertheless, your critics say this dispute could have ended sooner if you had been willing to negotiate. B:  Well, it isn’t really my job to intervene in contract talks, (5) ____________? But I’m happy to have helped today.
    • A. 

      It is

    • B. 

      Isn’t it

    • C. 

      Is it

  • 7. 
    Complete the text with these words and phrases. There are four extra options. apply   •   discounts   •   fill in   •   receipts   •   resitting  revising   •   stubborn   •   tactful   •   work on I’m (1) [Blank] for my exams at the moment, but as soon as they’re finished I’m going to (2) [Blank] for a job. I want to take a gap year, but I’ll need some money for that. I’ve seen an interesting vacancy with a travel company, but I have to (3) [Blank] the application form and return it by next Monday, so there isn’t much time. If I get the job, I won’t be earning very much, but it will be good experience and they offer staff (4) [Blank] on flights and train tickets. The advert says that qualifications are less important than personality. They want someone who is outgoing, assertive but also (5) [Blank] when it comes to dealing with the public. I’ve worked in a busy shop for the past couple of years, so I think I can do that. I hope so anyway.
  • 8. 
    Complete the text with the correct form of the words given. Who says young people are less (1) [Blank] (create) these days than they used to be? 17-year-old Aseem has proved that we (2)[Blank] (estimate) young people far too often. He has been making the (3) [Blank] (lines) because he has just won a major award as Young Engineer of the Year with a(n) (4)[Blank](believe) invention. He has designed a pair of jeans that you can play the drums on. Apparently, Aseem was inspired to design the jeans because he plays in a band and he was fed up with having to transport a heavy drum kit around all the time. His special jeans contain sensors that the wearer taps in different places. When tapped in one place, you hear one drum beat and when tapped in another, you hear cymbals clashing. It’s amazing! The only (5) [Blank] (back) at the moment is that you have to plug in your jeans to an energy source, but Aseem is already working on a (6) [Blank] (wire) version. He will be demonstrating his ‘drum jeans’ at a(n) (7) [Blank] (nation) trade show along with other inventors from all over the world. Aseem thinks it’s unlikely that the jeans will ever go into mass (8) [Blank] (produce) because there probably isn’t the demand for them. However, he is hoping that his (9)[Blank] (perform) might help him to secure funding for his next invention. Or, failing that, that it might lead to future (10) [Blank](employ) – either as an inventor or a drummer!
  • 9. 
    At school, you have been talking about natural disasters. Now your English teacher has asked you to write an essay. Look at the notes and write your essay.   What can be done to help people affected by natural disasters?   Write about: 1    governments 2    charities 3    ……………………….……………… (your own idea) You should: •   introduce the topic and state your opinion. •   give your first and most important opinion, with     reasons. •   give two further opinions, with reasons. •   summarise your argument in a conclusion.
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