Exit Test - Upper-intermediate

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  • 1. 

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      For centuries, sleep was a complete mystery. In the last few years, however, scientists have been able to use new technology to investigate electrical and muscular states of the body during sleep. These investigations have shed new light on the six recurring stages of sleep, which were first described in the early 20th century. It is fair to say that we now have a much better understanding of what actually happens to us when we are sleeping, though it is far from a totally clear picture. The first stage of sleeping is called, somewhat confusingly, ‘waking’. By this, sleep scientists mean a short period of wakefulness, just a matter of minutes, when the body is relaxed and prepares for sleep. Tense muscles relax, eye movement slows down, and the body slips gently towards drowsiness. Once feeling drowsy, the sleeper has moved into a period known to the scientists as ‘stage 1 sleep’, a period which lasts no more than ten minutes. A way of describing this stage is to say that the sleeper is on the very edge of sleep, with their eyes closed and their bodies still. However, it wouldn’t be difficult to rouse a person at this stage. And once awake, a person may feel as if he or she has not slept. By stage 2, the sleeper has entered a period of light sleep, perhaps best explained as a time when the muscles of the body hover between being completely relaxed and being responsive. Then, as the heart rate quickly slows down, and the body temperature drops, the body prepares to enter a much deeper phase of sleep. The third and fourth stage of sleep are when the body is completely asleep, its muscles paralysed, its breathing regular. What happens next is quite unexpected. From the deep sleep of stage 4, the body works backwards through stage 3 sleep to the light sleep of stage 2, but then, instead of waking, it enters the bizarre and magical stage of REM sleep. The body has been asleep for about an hour and a half before reaching this stage. REM stands for ‘rapid eye movement’. The heart rate speeds up, breathing becomes erratic, and the brain becomes very active. The sleeper is dreaming, something that only happens during the REM stage. Fortunately, however, while the brain is in overdrive, the rest of the body’s muscles are paralysed. The initial REM stage is over after ten minutes or so. Then, the body starts its sleep cycle all over again, with the next REM stage taking a bit longer. In a typical night’s sleep, there will be five different sleep cycles with the final REM stage lasting as long as an hour. Naturally, there are many factors which influence our sleep cycle, not least age. Small children get more deep sleep than anybody else, and, as a general rule, the older we get the shorter the time we spend in deep sleep. But, while stage 3 and stage 4 of the sleep cycle shorten with age, the first REM stage lengthens. So, there you have it. Next time you go to bed and lay your head on the pillow, just imagine what adventures your sleeping self is about to set off on.

  • 3. 

    Describe a song or film that you like and explain why you like it (75-100 words)

  • 4. 

    My mum ________ wear glasses as a kid, but now she doesn't anymore.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "used to." This is because the phrase "used to" is used to talk about past habits or states that are no longer true in the present. In this case, it suggests that the person's mum used to wear glasses when she was a child, but she doesn't wear them anymore.

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  • 5. 

    I don't like having dinner at 10.00 - I ________ a meal so late (not have)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I'm not used to having." This phrase indicates that the person is not accustomed to having dinner at such a late time. It implies that it is not their usual habit or preference to eat a meal at 10.00.

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  • 6. 

    Jasmine has been a nurse all her life so she ________ nights (work)

    Explanation
    Jasmine has been a nurse all her life, indicating that she has extensive experience in working as a nurse. The phrase "used to" implies that she is accustomed to or familiar with working nights. Therefore, the correct answer is "'s used to working." This construction suggests that Jasmine is comfortable and knowledgeable about working during nighttime shifts due to her long-standing career as a nurse.

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  • 7. 

    I didn't recognise you! You ________ long hair, didn't you? (have)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "used to have". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and is referring to a past habit or state. The phrase "used to" is used to talk about past habits or states that are no longer true in the present. Therefore, it is the most appropriate choice to complete the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    I'll never forget ________ the Grand Canyon for the first time.

    Explanation
    The sentence is expressing a personal memory of the speaker's first experience of the Grand Canyon. The verb "forget" indicates that the speaker wants to remember this experience. The word "seeing" fits logically in the blank as it suggests visually perceiving or witnessing the Grand Canyon for the first time. It implies that the speaker was present at the Grand Canyon and had a visual encounter with it, leaving a lasting impression in their memory.

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  • 9. 

    The boy denied________ (take) my mobile phone.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "taking" because the sentence is in the past tense and the word "denied" indicates that the boy refused or rejected the action of taking the mobile phone. Therefore, the verb should also be in the past tense, which is "taking".

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  • 10. 

    If I ________(be) you, I wouldn’t drive that old car.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because the sentence is in the subjunctive mood, expressing a hypothetical or contrary-to-fact condition. In this case, the speaker is imagining being in the other person's situation and stating that if they were in that situation, they would not drive the old car.

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  • 11. 

    She ________ (not meet) Jim if I hadn’t introduced them.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wouldn't have met" because it is the correct form of the verb to use in the conditional sentence. The sentence is expressing a hypothetical situation in the past, where the meeting between "she" and Jim would not have happened if the speaker had not introduced them. The phrase "wouldn't have met" indicates that the meeting did not actually occur, but it could have happened under different circumstances.

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  • 12. 

    I’m really sorry – I forgot ________(post) the letter you gave me.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to post". In this sentence, the speaker is apologizing for forgetting to perform an action on the letter given to them. The word "post" indicates that the speaker was supposed to mail or send the letter, but they forgot to do so.

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  • 13. 

    I wish I ________(not put) on these trousers today. They’re really uncomfortable.

    Explanation
    The sentence expresses a regret about putting on the trousers because they are uncomfortable. The verb "hadn't put" is used to indicate a past action that the speaker wishes they had not done. The use of "hadn't" suggests that the action of putting on the trousers occurred before the present moment. Therefore, the correct answer is "hadn't put."

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  • 14. 

    Bella convinced me ________ (not go) to the cinema with Harry

    Explanation
    In this sentence, Bella persuaded or convinced the speaker to do something, which is indicated by the verb "convinced." The action that Bella convinced the speaker not to do is going to the cinema with Harry. The phrase "not to go" indicates the action that the speaker was persuaded not to do.

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  • 15. 

    I remember ________ (play) on the beach when I was about three years old.

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "playing". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "remember" is followed by the gerund form of the verb, which is "playing". This indicates that the action of playing on the beach is a memory from the past when the person was about three years old.

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  • 16. 

    Joe wishes he ________ (speak) better French. His company are going to send him to Paris.

    Explanation
    Joe wishes he spoke better French because his company is going to send him to Paris. This implies that Joe currently does not speak French well, but he desires to improve his language skills. The verb "spoke" is in the past tense, indicating that Joe wishes he had spoken better French in the past leading up to this opportunity.

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  • 17. 

    If the exam had been last week, I’m sure I ________ (not pass) it

    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past unreal conditional form, indicating a hypothetical situation in the past. The phrase "If the exam had been last week" suggests that the exam did not actually take place last week. Therefore, the speaker is expressing their belief that if the exam had taken place, they would not have passed it. The correct answer "wouldn't have passed" correctly completes the sentence in the past unreal conditional form.

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  • 18. 

    Liz apologized to me for ________ (be) so moody all week.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "being." In this sentence, Liz is apologizing for her moodiness throughout the week. The word "being" is the present participle form of the verb "be," which accurately describes Liz's state of being moody.

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  • 19. 

    We’re ________the roof repaired on our house at the moment. We’d like to sell it next year.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "having" because the sentence is indicating an ongoing action or process of getting the roof repaired. The word "at the moment" suggests that the repair is currently taking place. Additionally, the phrase "We'd like to sell it next year" implies that the repair is being done in preparation for selling the house in the future.

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  • 20. 

    ________the terrible weather, we still had a great time camping.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Despite". This word is used to show contrast or opposition. In this sentence, it indicates that even though the weather was terrible, the speaker and others still had a great time camping.

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  • 21. 

    You shouldn’t ________said that to her. You know how sensitive she is.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have." The sentence is expressing regret or disapproval towards something that was said to her. The word "have" is used to indicate that the action of saying something should not have occurred in the past. This implies that the speaker believes it was inappropriate or unwise to say whatever was said, considering the sensitivity of the person being spoken to.

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  • 22. 

    That’s my colleague ________wife works for Bill Gates.

    Explanation
    The word "whose" is used to indicate possession or ownership. In this sentence, "whose" is used to show that the colleague's wife works for Bill Gates. It implies that the colleague has a wife and she is employed by Bill Gates.

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  • 23. 

    I’m afraid you can’t come with us. There’s ________room in the car.

    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that there is no room available in the car, which is why the person cannot come along. The word "no" indicates the absence or lack of space, implying that there is no possibility for the person to join the group in the car.

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  • 24. 

    You should try to learn all the verbs by h________

  • 25. 

    It’s a very c________ song – I can’t get it out of my head.

    Explanation
    The word "catchy" is the correct answer because it describes the song as being memorable and easy to remember. The speaker states that they can't get the song out of their head, indicating that it has made a strong impression on them.

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  • 26. 

    I can’t remember her name, but it’s on the t________of my tongue.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ip." This is a play on words, as the phrase "on the tip of my tongue" is commonly used to describe a situation where someone knows the answer or information they are trying to recall but cannot quite remember it. In this case, the word "tip" is replaced with "ip," creating a pun and a clever twist on the phrase.

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  • 27. 

    The l________singer of the band writes all their songs.

    Explanation
    The word "lead" fits in the blank because it means to be in charge or to have a dominant role. In the context of a band, the lead singer is typically the one who takes the lead in writing songs. Therefore, the correct answer is "lead" singer.

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  • 28. 

    I was so tired, I slept like a l________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "log." This is a play on words, as "log" can refer to a piece of wood typically used for firewood, but it can also refer to keeping a record or journal of events. In this context, the speaker is implying that they slept deeply and soundly, as if they were keeping a record of their sleep.

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  • 29. 

    If you suffer from i________, it means you find it very difficult to sleep.

    Explanation
    Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Therefore, if someone suffers from insomnia, it means they find it very difficult to sleep.

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  • 30. 

    Usually when people meet for the first time they s________hands

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hake" because when people meet for the first time, it is customary to shake hands as a form of greeting. This physical gesture is a common way to establish initial contact and show politeness and friendliness towards each other.

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  • 31. 

    Eating late in the evening keeps me a________ at night.

    Explanation
    Eating late in the evening can disrupt sleep patterns and make it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night. Therefore, the correct answer is "wake" as it is the most logical word to complete the sentence and convey the idea that eating late at night prevents the person from sleeping well.

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  • 32. 

    They should build more houses. There are too many h________ people living on the streets.

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "homeless". The statement suggests that there are too many people living on the streets, indicating that they do not have a place to call home. Therefore, the solution proposed is to build more houses to provide shelter for these homeless individuals.

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  • 33. 

    This town is quite p________. People have a very small-town mentality

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "provincial". This word is used to describe a town that has a small-town mentality, indicating that the people in the town may have limited perspectives and are not open to new ideas or experiences.

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  • 34. 

    For hundreds of years, people had no idea what happened when we slept.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    For centuries, people were unaware of what occurred during sleep. This suggests that the statement "For hundreds of years, people had no idea what happened when we slept" is true.

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  • 35. 

    Scientists first found out about the six stages of sleep in recent years.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that scientists have recently discovered the six stages of sleep. This implies that prior to these recent years, the understanding of sleep stages was incomplete or limited. Therefore, the answer "True" indicates that the statement is correct and scientists have indeed found out about the six stages of sleep in recent years.

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  • 36. 

    During the ‘waking’ period a person is wide awake.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During the 'waking' period, a person is not necessarily wide awake. While it is generally expected that a person is awake during their waking period, it does not guarantee that they are wide awake. A person may be partially awake, drowsy, or experiencing varying levels of consciousness during this period. Therefore, the statement that a person is wide awake during the waking period is false.

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  • 37. 

    ‘Waking’ is different from ‘stage 1 sleep’ because at the ‘waking’ stage the sleeper is relaxed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the sleeper is relaxed during the "waking" stage, which is incorrect. In reality, during the waking stage, a person is fully conscious, alert, and active, rather than being relaxed. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 38. 

    Features of ‘stage 2 sleep’ include relaxed muscles and a fast heart rate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During stage 2 sleep, the body experiences muscle relaxation and an increased heart rate. This is because stage 2 sleep is a transitional period between light sleep and deep sleep. The relaxed muscles help the body to conserve energy and promote relaxation, while the fast heart rate is a result of increased brain activity and the body's preparation for entering deeper sleep stages. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 39. 

    A typical sleep cycle happens in this order: waking ->stage 1 -> stage 2 -> stage 3 -> stage 4 -> stage 3 ->stage 2 ->REM stage.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A typical sleep cycle does not follow the order mentioned in the question. The correct order of a sleep cycle is waking -> stage 1 -> stage 2 -> stage 3 -> stage 4 -> REM stage. The stages progress in a linear fashion and do not repeat in the reverse order. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 40. 

    The body behaves differently when it is dreaming than it does when sleeping deeply during stage 4 of the cycle.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During stage 4 of the sleep cycle, the body is in a deep sleep state characterized by slow brain waves. However, during dreaming, which occurs during the REM (rapid eye movement) stage of sleep, the body exhibits different physiological responses such as increased brain activity, rapid eye movements, and muscle paralysis. This indicates that the body indeed behaves differently when it is dreaming compared to when it is in a deep sleep state during stage 4 of the sleep cycle.

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  • 41. 

    A relaxed brain is a feature of REM sleep.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, the brain is in a relaxed state. This is the stage of sleep where most dreaming occurs and the brain is highly active, yet the body is in a state of muscle paralysis. During REM sleep, the brain's activity is similar to that of being awake, but the body is in a state of deep relaxation. Therefore, it can be concluded that a relaxed brain is indeed a feature of REM sleep.

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  • 42. 

    In total, during a typical night’s sleep a sleeper is unlikely to spend more than an hour dreaming.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During a typical night's sleep, a sleeper is unlikely to spend more than an hour dreaming. This is because dreams occur during the rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep, which typically lasts for around 20-25% of the total sleep time. As a typical night's sleep is around 7-8 hours, it is unlikely that a sleeper would spend more than an hour in the REM stage. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 43. 

    Small children often suffer from a lack of deep sleep.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Small children often suffer from a lack of deep sleep due to various factors such as discomfort, teething, hunger, or illness. Their sleep patterns are different from adults as they have shorter sleep cycles and spend less time in deep sleep. This can lead to sleep disturbances and affect their overall sleep quality. Therefore, it is true that small children often suffer from a lack of deep sleep.

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