Unit 1- Cpe Quiz

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  • 1. 
    1 For questions 1–9, read the text below and think of the word that best fits each space. Use only    one word in each space. HARD ROAD TO SUCCESS In today’s music industry it is hard to (1) [Blank] out in the crowd but the band, Makeover Mayhem, seem to have done just that. They only got together a couple of months ago, but their first album, which was ready for downloading only a week ago, is already speeding up the charts. It looks as if they are (2) [Blank] to become the biggest success story of the year. If this continues, they stand (3)[Blank]_reach number one and make their fortunes. Their music harks (4) [Blank] to the early rock and roll of the fifties and the reason (5)[Blank] their success is probably due to two main things: first, the modern twist which they have put on rock and roll music and, secondly, the wave of nostalgia that seems to be sweeping through the music-buying public. (6) [Blank] sharp contrast to the band, Josh Logan is an actor who has been struggling for years to make a name for himself. But, finally, he has just finished his first lead role in a film at the age of 32. Although he loves working on films, he finds it difficult to tap into the emotional (7) [Blank] required when the scenes do not follow on from each other as they do in a stage play. The film (8)[Blank]to have been released in spring next year, but that has now changed to the autumn, mainly because of the director’s pedantic obsession with a perfection that only exists in his head. However, Josh knows that tenacity and belief in what you are doing is a prerequisite (9) [Blank]an actor and he is prepared to work long hours to be the best he can be
  • 2. 
    For questions 1–8, read the sentences below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each    gap. AN AUTHOR’S LIFE Mark Stringly, widely acclaimed as one of the decade’s most successful young authors, is (1) _____ writing his tenth novel.
    • A. 

      Lately

    • B. 

      Ever

    • C. 

      Currently

    • D. 

      Yet

  • 3. 
    It is based on an old family myth that his great-grandfather had discovered hidden treasure on his plantation in the West Indies. Ever since Mark heard the story it was (2) _____ that one day he would write about it.
    • A. 

      Inspiring

    • B. 

      Inevitable

    • C. 

      Questionable

    • D. 

      Uplifting

  • 4. 
    Mark is rarely interviewed as he hates being in the (3) _____ .
    • A. 

       limelight

    • B. 

      Floodlight

    • C. 

      Headlight

    • D. 

      Flashlight

  • 5. 
    . As a result, people have jumped to many (4) _____ about him, most of which are incorrect.
    • A. 

      Opportunities

    • B. 

      Interpretations

    • C. 

      Conclusions

    • D. 

      Ovations

  • 6. 
    So, when he agreed to let me interview him last month for a television documentary I was doing about the origins of story writing, I (5) _____ at the chance.
    • A. 

      Went

    • B. 

      Bounded

    • C. 

      Stood

    • D. 

      Leapt

  • 7. 
    However, when I suggested that his great-great-grandfather might have been a pirate, he jumped down my (6) _____ and ordered me not to print any such thing as it was totally incorrect.
    • A. 

      Mouth

    • B. 

      Throat

    • C. 

      Neck

    • D. 

      Face

  • 8. 
    His last book has now been (7) _____ for the big screen although he has not written the script for it.
    • A. 

      Adapted

    • B. 

      Admired

    • C. 

      Animated

    • D. 

      Initiated

  • 9. 
    Surprisingly, though, he has written the musical (8) _____ , as he is also an accomplished musician, a secret he had managed to keep from the public until now.
    • A. 

      Notes

    • B. 

       script

    • C. 

      Score

    • D. 

      Cue

  • 10. 
    3 For questions 1–5, read the text below. Use the word given in CAPITALS after the blank to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. After the play, we went (1) [Blank] (STAGE)  to meet the actors as we’d won a competition to meet them and join the after-show party. It was wonderful! Although the lead actor had been ill on the night we went, we met his (2) [Blank] (STUDY), who was excellent in the part. His performance was quite (3) [Blank] (LIFT)and the applause at the end was                absolutely (4) [Blank] (DEAF). In the following day’s newspapers, the young actor was      (5) [Blank] (WIDE) acclaimed by all the critics as a rising new star.                                       
  • 11. 
    For questions 1-7 choose the correct form of the verbs Sarah (1) ________________to a music festival before.   
    • A. 

      Has never been

    • B. 

      Had never been 

    • C. 

      Was never going

  • 12. 
    Lasy year she (2) ____________ to Glastonbury for the first time.
    • A. 

      Had gone

    • B. 

      Went

    • C. 

      Was going

  • 13. 
    She enjoyed it so much that she still (3)__________________over it.
    • A. 

      Didn’t get

    • B. 

      Hasn’t got

    • C. 

      Isn’t getting

  • 14. 
    She is constantly driving her friends and colleagues mad by talking about it all the time and especially how she (4) ________________her idols, Coldplay.
    • A. 

      Was meeting

    • B. 

      Met

    • C. 

      Had been meeting

  • 15. 
    In fact next week they (5) ___________ in concert in Paris.
    • A. 

      Appear

    • B. 

      Are appearing

    • C. 

      Were supposed to appear

  • 16. 
    Sarah was planning  to go and see them there, but she (6) _______________ in New York next week and her boss says she must go because the contract is very important
    • A. 

      Will be working

    • B. 

      Was just about to work

    • C. 

      Might be working

  • 17. 
    As a result, she (7) _____________ of quitting her job.
    • A. 

      Thinks

    • B. 

      Will be thinking

    • C. 

      Is thinking

  • 18. 
    For questions 1-5 complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between three and eight words. 1) Luke had never been invited to a film premiere before. FIRST It[Blank]had an invitation to a film premiere. 
  • 19. 
    2) Dario was just about to leave for the theatre when the phone rang. POINT. Dario[Blank]for the theatre when the phone rang
  • 20. 
    3) Fiona impressed the director enormously in her first audition. MADE Fiona [Blank] the director in her first audition. 
  • 21. 
    4) Finally, Barry concluded that he wasn't very likely to get a job in computer animation. CAME Finally, Barry [Blank] unlikely to get a job in computer animation.
  • 22. 
    5) Soap opera fans get very excited at the prospect of a wedding . GREAT The prospect of a wedding is a source [Blank] soap opera fans.