Gateway B2 Unit 9 Vocabulary + Grammar

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  • 1. 

    Yesterday I had to take my laptop back to the shop (1) ……………………… I bought it.  Fortunately, I still had the original packaging. The same person (2) ……………………… had sold it to me was there in the shop, so I explained the problem to him. The software, (3) ……………………… I’d had to pay extra for, didn’t work on this machine and had crashed it. The assistant said that I’d installed it wrongly, which wasn’t true at all! He wouldn’t believe me, so I insisted on speaking to the manager, (4) ……………………… office was right at the top of the building. I had to explain the problem all over again to her and she tried to say the same as the assistant and couldn’t understand (5) ……………………… I was getting angry. In the end, I demanded a refund, which she eventually agreed to give me.

  • 2. 

    Companies have been showing off their latest consumer gadgets at a trade show in Las Vegas. Amongst all the drones and cars and wearable technology, there were some interesting innovations for the home. Like the (1) ……………………… that connects to the Internet, so you can control your wash programme remotely. Or a (2) ……………………… that can be linked to a thermostat so the washing up gets done when energy costs are lowest. Or what about a fridge with a (3) ……………………… on the door so you can order your groceries and a smart (4) ……………………… inside that can show you what’s in it while you’re out shopping? And at the cheaper end of the market there’s a robot that will clean your grill for you, although demonstrations revealed one (5) ………………………, which was that the grill has to cool down before it will work. It’s hard to predict which of these will survive the test of time, but there’s plenty going on in the world of technology.

  • 3. 

    My grandmother is slowly getting to grips with modern technology. I got her a smartphone for her birthday, but I think she has lost the (1) ……………………… (charge). Either that or she never has it switched on. But at least I managed to persuade her to (2) ……………………… (grade) her computer and we often contact each other that way. At first, she didn’t use it much and when I went to visit her I found that it was (3) ……………………… (connect)! But I showed her what she could do with it and we booked her onto a silver surfer’s course and now she uses it all the time. She has pretty fast (4) ……………………… (band) where she lives. Unfortunately, I live in a remote area and the (5) ……………………… (cover) here could be a lot better, but it means we can speak to each other quite often for free. She is becoming a lot more confident with it and she’s even downloading programmes and music now.

  • 4. 

    Hi    Tom,     Sorry    I    haven’t    been    in    touch,    but    I    had    terrible    problems    with    my    computer    last    week.    I    was    using    that    file-sharing    website    you    told    me    about    when    the    screen    suddenly    (1)    froze/went    off/ran    out    and    then    the    whole    thing    just    crashed.    Luckily,    I    had    remembered    to    (2)    select/back    up/set    up    my    files,    so    I    didn’t    lose    too    much    data    but    it    took    ages    to    (3)    plug    in/    recharge/install    everything    again.    I    was    really    worried    about    my    assignment,    but    fortunately    I’d    emailed    a    first    draft    to    my    tutor    last    week    so    he    (4)    swiped/printed/inserted    it    out    for    me    and    I’ve    just    spent    the    afternoon    typing    it    all    up    again.    In    a    way,    it    was    a    good    thing    because    I    could    see    what    was    wrong    with    the    first    draft    so    I    (5)    pinched/inserted/deleted    a    lot    of    it    and    I    think    it’s    a    much    better    piece    of    writing    now.    Let’s    hope    my    tutor    thinks    so,    too!     Anyway,    let’s    meet    up    soon.     Hope    you’re    well.     Andy

  • 5. 

    Choose the correct alternatives to complete the email.    I was using that file-sharing website you told me about when the screen suddenly (1) froze / went off / ran out and then the whole thing just crashed.

    • A.

      Froze

    • B.

      Went off

    • C.

      Ran out

    Correct Answer
    A. Froze
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "froze" because it best fits the context of the sentence. The person is describing an unexpected event that happened while using a file-sharing website, and "froze" is the most appropriate term to describe the screen suddenly becoming unresponsive or stuck.

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  • 6. 

    Complete the second sentence so it means the same as the first, using the word given. Do not change the word given. Use between two and five words. I played volleyball until I went to university.       STOPPED      I ……………………… I went to university.

    Correct Answer
    stopped playing volleyball when
    Explanation
    The word "stopped" indicates that the action of playing volleyball ended. By adding the phrase "when I went to university" after it, it conveys the same meaning as the original sentence, which states that the person played volleyball until they went to university.

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  • 7. 

    Get some batteries at the shop. Please don’t forget.       REMEMBER Please ……………………… at the shop.

    Correct Answer
    remember to get some batteries
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "remember to get some batteries". This answer accurately completes the sentence "Please _____ at the shop." The word "remember" fits perfectly in the sentence and conveys the meaning of not forgetting to do something. The phrase "to get some batteries" completes the action that needs to be remembered. Therefore, "remember to get some batteries" is the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    I won a short film competition once. I’ll always remember it.      FORGET         I’ll ……………………… that short film competition.

    Correct Answer
    never forget winning
    Explanation
    The phrase "never forget winning" accurately captures the meaning of the original sentence. It implies that the person will always remember the experience of winning the short film competition.

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  • 9. 

    One of my teachers used to give me good study tips, but she’s left now.        ALWAYS The teacher ……………………… good study tips has left now.

    Correct Answer
    who always gave me
  • 10. 

    The restaurant that we used to have dinner in has been demolished.      WHERE          The restaurant ……………………… dinner has been demolished.

    Correct Answer
    where we used to have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "where we used to have" because it completes the sentence and accurately describes the location of the restaurant. It indicates that the restaurant was a place where the speaker used to have dinner.

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  • 11. 

    Complete the text with these words. There are two extra words. Yesterday I had to take my laptop back to the shop (1) ………………… I bought it.

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      Where

    • D.

      Who

    • E.

      Whose  

    • F.

      Why

    • G.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    C. Where
    Explanation
    Yesterday I had to take my laptop back to the shop where I bought it.

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  • 12. 

    Choose the correct alternatives to complete the text.   Many years ago, when I was a child, I remember (1) travelling / travelled to California with my parents.

    • A.

      Travelling

    • B.

      Travelled

    Correct Answer
    A. Travelling
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "travelling" because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "remember" indicates a past event. Therefore, the verb "travelling" is the correct form to use in this context.

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  • 13. 

    We were going to visit my uncle, (2) who / which was working for a technology company in Silicon Valley, before driving on down to Los Angeles.

    • A.

      Who

    • B.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    A. Who
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the relative pronoun "who" is used to refer to "my uncle." The phrase "who was working for a technology company in Silicon Valley" provides additional information about the uncle. "Which" is not appropriate here because it is used to refer to things, not people.

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  • 14. 

    We flew to San Francisco and then hired a car, but my mum had to do all the driving because my dad had forgotten (3) bringing / to bring his driving licence.  

    • A.

      Bringing

    • B.

      To bring

    Correct Answer
    B. To bring
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to bring". This is because the sentence is referring to an action that should have been done before the trip (bringing the driving licence). The phrase "had forgotten" suggests that the action was not completed, so "to bring" is the appropriate choice to indicate the intended action.

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  • 15. 

    My dad was very excited about seeing all those little companies that were creating the technology we use now, but what I remember most is when we stopped at Lone Cypress (4) watched / to watch the sunset over the Pacific and the trip to Disneyland.  

    • A.

      Watched

    • B.

      To watch

    Correct Answer
    B. To watch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to watch". In the given sentence, the phrase "stopped at Lone Cypress" suggests that the action of watching the sunset over the Pacific occurred after stopping at Lone Cypress. Therefore, the infinitive form "to watch" is more appropriate to indicate the purpose or intention of stopping at Lone Cypress.

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  • 16. 

    My uncle is working in India now, (5) that  / which is where I'm going. This time, I'm as excited about the technology companies as my dad was all those years ago.

    • A.

      That

    • B.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    B. Which
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "which". In this sentence, "which" is used to provide additional information about the location where the speaker is going, which is India. It is used to introduce a non-restrictive clause, which means that the information it provides is not necessary for the understanding of the main clause.

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  • 17. 

    My grandmother is slowly getting to grips with modern technology. I got her a smartphone for her birthday, but I think she has lost the (1) ……………………… (charge).  

    Correct Answer
    charger
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "charger". Based on the context provided, the sentence suggests that the grandmother has lost the charger for her smartphone. A charger is a device used to recharge the battery of a smartphone, so it would make sense in this scenario.

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  • 18. 

    Either that or she never has it switched on. But at least I managed to persuade her to (2) ……………………… (grade) her computer and we often contact each other that way.  

    Correct Answer
    upgrade
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "upgrade". The sentence suggests that the person was able to convince the other person to upgrade her computer, which implies that she may not have had it switched on before. This upgrade allows them to contact each other more frequently.

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  • 19. 

    At first, she didn’t use it much and when I went to visit her I found that it was (3) ……………………… (connect)!  

    Correct Answer
    disconnected
    Explanation
    When the speaker went to visit the person, they found that the "it" (referring to something unspecified in the context) was disconnected. This suggests that the person did not use whatever "it" was very often, and as a result, it was not connected or functioning properly at the time of the visit.

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  • 20. 

    But I showed her what she could do with it and we booked her onto a silver surfer’s course and now she uses it all the time. She has pretty fast (4) ……………………… (band) where she lives.  

    Correct Answer
    broadband
    Explanation
    The passage mentions that the person was shown what they could do with "it" (presumably referring to a computer or device) and then booked onto a silver surfer's course, indicating that they have learned how to use the internet. The phrase "she uses it all the time" suggests that she has regular access to the internet. Therefore, the missing word is likely "broadband," which refers to a high-speed internet connection.

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  • 21. 

    Unfortunately, I live in a remote area and the (5) ……………………… (cover) here could be a lot better, but it means we can speak to each other quite often for free.  

    Correct Answer
    coverage
    Explanation
    The word "coverage" is the correct answer because it fits logically in the sentence. The sentence mentions living in a remote area and the (cover) being better, which suggests that the word should be related to the quality of communication. "Coverage" refers to the extent or quality of network or signal, which aligns with the context of the sentence.

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  • 22. 

    The same person (2) ……………………… had sold it to me was there in the shop, so I explained the problem to him.

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      Where

    • D.

      Who

    • E.

      Whose  

    • F.

      Why

    • G.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    D. Who
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "who". In the given sentence, the speaker is referring to a person who had sold something to them and was present in the shop. The word "who" is used to ask about the identity of a person, which fits the context of the sentence.

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  • 23. 

    The software, (3) ……………………… I’d had to pay extra for, didn’t work on this machine and had crashed it.

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      Where

    • D.

      Who

    • E.

      Whose  

    • F.

      Why

    • G.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    G. Which
    Explanation
    The word "which" is the correct answer because it is used to refer to a specific item or choice from a set of options. In this sentence, "which" is used to refer to the software that the speaker had to pay extra for, indicating that out of all the options, it was the software that didn't work on the machine and crashed it.

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  • 24. 

    He wouldn’t believe me, so I insisted on speaking to the manager, (4) ……………………… office was right at the top of the building.

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      Where

    • D.

      Who

    • E.

      Whose  

    • F.

      Why

    • G.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    E. Whose  
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "whose". The sentence is describing the manager's office, and the word "whose" is used to indicate possession or ownership. In this case, it is indicating that the office belongs to the manager.

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  • 25. 

    I had to explain the problem all over again to her and she tried to say the same as the assistant and couldn’t understand (5) ……………………… I was getting angry.

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      Where

    • D.

      Who

    • E.

      Whose  

    • F.

      Why

    • G.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    F. Why
    Explanation
    The word "why" is the correct answer because it is the only option that can provide an explanation for the speaker's frustration. The speaker is getting angry because they are trying to understand why the assistant and the person they are explaining the problem to cannot comprehend what they are saying.

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  • 26. 

    Complete the text with these words and phrases. There are two extra options.  Like the (1) ……………………… that connects to the Internet, so you can control your wash programme remotely.

    • A.

      Digital camera

    • B.

      Dishwasher

    • C.

      Drop-down menu

    • D.

      Glitch  

    • E.

      Microwave  

    • F.

      Touch screen

    • G.

      Washing machine

    Correct Answer
    G. Washing machine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "washing machine" because the sentence is describing a feature that allows remote control of a wash programme. This feature is commonly found in washing machines, where users can connect the machine to the internet and control it remotely. The other options, such as digital camera, dishwasher, microwave, etc., do not have this specific feature.

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  • 27. 

    Or a (2) ……………………… that can be linked to a thermostat so the washing up gets done when energy costs are lowest.

    • A.

      Digital camera

    • B.

      Dishwasher

    • C.

      Drop-down menu

    • D.

      Glitch  

    • E.

      Microwave  

    • F.

      Touch screen

    • G.

      Washing machine

    Correct Answer
    B. Dishwasher
    Explanation
    A dishwasher can be linked to a thermostat so that it can be programmed to run when energy costs are lowest. This means that the dishwasher will automatically start when electricity prices are at their lowest, saving the user money on their energy bill. This feature is not typically available in other appliances such as a digital camera, microwave, touch screen, or washing machine. Therefore, the correct answer is dishwasher.

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  • 28. 

    Or what about a fridge with a (3) ……………………… on the door so you can order your groceries and ...

    • A.

      Drop-down menu

    • B.

      Glitch  

    • C.

      Microwave  

    • D.

      Touch screen

    • E.

      Washing machine

    • F.

      Digital camera

    • G.

      Dishwasher

    Correct Answer
    D. Touch screen
    Explanation
    A touch screen on the door of a fridge would allow the user to interact with the fridge by simply touching the screen instead of using physical buttons or knobs. This would enable the user to order groceries directly from the fridge by accessing a drop-down menu or using a digital camera to scan barcodes. The touch screen would provide a convenient and modern way to control and interact with the fridge's features and functionalities.

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  • 29. 

     ... and a smart (4) ……………………… inside that can show you what’s in it while you’re out shopping?

    • A.

      Drop-down menu

    • B.

      Glitch  

    • C.

      Microwave  

    • D.

      Touch screen

    • E.

      Washing machine

    • F.

      Digital camera

    • G.

      Dishwasher

    Correct Answer
    F. Digital camera
    Explanation
    A digital camera has the ability to capture and display images, allowing you to see what's in it while you're out shopping. This feature is not available in other options such as a drop-down menu, glitch, microwave, touch screen, washing machine, or dishwasher.

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  • 30. 

    And at the cheaper end of the market there’s a robot that will clean your grill for you, although demonstrations revealed one (5) ………………………, which was that the grill has to cool down before it will work.

    • A.

      Drop-down menu

    • B.

      Glitch  

    • C.

      Microwave  

    • D.

      Touch screen

    • E.

      Washing machine

    • F.

      Digital camera

    • G.

      Dishwasher

    Correct Answer
    B. Glitch  
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "glitch". This is because the sentence mentions that there was a problem or issue with the robot that cleans the grill, specifically that it only works when the grill has cooled down. This indicates that there was a technical malfunction or error, which can be referred to as a "glitch".

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  • 31. 

    Luckily, I had remembered to (2) select / back up / set up my files, so

    • A.

      Select

    • B.

      Back up

    • C.

      Set up

    Correct Answer
    B. Back up
    Explanation
    "Back up" means to make a copy of your files to prevent data loss, which is appropriate in this context. "Select" and "set up" do not fit the context of preventing data loss.

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  • 32. 

    ... so I didn’t lose too much data but it took ages to (3) plug in / recharge / install everything again.

    • A.

      Plug in

    • B.

      Recharge

    • C.

      Install

    Correct Answer
    C. Install
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "install" because the sentence mentions that it took a long time to "install everything again." This implies that the person had to reinstall various software or applications on their device after experiencing a data loss.

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  • 33. 

    I was really worried about my assignment, but fortunately I’d emailed a first draft to my tutor last week so he (4) swiped / printed / inserted it out for me and I’ve just spent the afternoon typing it all up again.

    • A.

      swiped

    • B.

      Printed

    • C.

      Inserted

    Correct Answer
    B. Printed
    Explanation
    The word "swiped" means to take something quickly and without permission, which does not make sense in this context. "Inserted" also does not make sense because it implies putting something into something else, which is not applicable to printing a document. However, "printed" is the correct answer because it fits the context of the sentence and makes sense in the given situation.

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  • 34. 

    In a way, it was a good thing because I could see what was wrong with the first draft so I (5) pinched / inserted / deleted a lot of it and I think it’s a much better piece of writing now.

    • A.

      Pinched 

    • B.

      Inserted

    • C.

      Deleted

    Correct Answer
    C. Deleted
    Explanation
    The speaker is reflecting on their first draft and acknowledges that there were mistakes or unnecessary parts in it. They then state that they "pinched / inserted / deleted" a lot of it, implying that they removed those mistakes or unnecessary parts. Therefore, the correct answer is "deleted."

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