B1-b2 Diagnostic Test. Reading

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B1-b2 Diagnostic Test. Reading

The Reading Test is designed to reveal candidates’ reading skills, especially reading for detailed comprehension skills, and the ability to deduce meaning from the co-text and linguistic context and to exploit linguistic clues, such as logical connectors, to better understand the text. The test aims to determine candidates’ written reception and reception strategies abilities, in order to see what level the candidate is at. The Reading Test aims to assess the candidates’ level of competence from B1 to B2 (according to CEFR). The test consists of two parts. The first part of the test contains 4 questions, in which candidates should fill in the missed parts of the article with the sentences from the list. The second part of the test contains 5 questions in


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read the article about differences in leisure time activities throughout the world again. For question (5), choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to the text. 5. The article suggests that the main difference between Western and Eastern cultures is that…
    • A. 

      Those cultures choose different types of activities to spend their free time.

    • B. 

      Western cultures tend to think that they can experience more positive emotions from leisure activities than from work.

    • C. 

      Western cultures pay more attention to leisure activities than Eastern cultures.

    • D. 

      Eastern cultures usually have more sophisticated leisure activities than Western cultures.

  • 2. 
    Read the article about differences in leisure time activities throughout the world again. For question (6), choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to the text. 6. The article suggests that the French spend more time in restaurants than Mexicans because...
    • A. 

      The average personal income of Mexicans is much lower than the income of the French.

    • B. 

      French cuisine is much more popular and diverse than Mexican.

    • C. 

      Mexicans usually prefer more dynamic leisure-time activities than the French.

    • D. 

      The climate in France is colder and rainier than in Mexico.

  • 3. 
    Read the article about differences in leisure time activities throughout the world again. For questions (7), choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to the text. 7. It is said that dancing and listening to live music are generally more popular in some countries because...
    • A. 

      People in those countries have a more optimistic and energetic temperament.

    • B. 

      Fewer people in those countries could afford to buy the radio or TV.

    • C. 

      People in those countries are less provided with electricity than in other countries.

    • D. 

      The climate in those countries is warmer and sunnier than in other countries.

  • 4. 
    Read the article about differences in leisure time activities throughout the world again. For questions (8), choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to the text. 8. The article suggests that, for the leisure industry business, various influences on the kinds of activities people choose in different countries means that...
    • A. 

      The profit of the leisure and recreation industry can be higher in one country than in the other.

    • B. 

      Special research on each territory, where leisure projects are going to be launched, is always needed.

    • C. 

      The leisure and recreational industry growth can be more significant in Western cultures than in Eastern.

    • D. 

      It is completely impossible to predict the results of the leisure projects in a particular area because of a great variety of influences.

  • 5. 
    Read the article about differences in leisure time activities throughout the world again. For questions (9), choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to the text. 9. The article suggests that young people in Europe go sightseeing less often than older ones because...
    • A. 

      Young people are more used to online activities.

    • B. 

      Older generations are more used to spend free time on their own or in small groups.

    • C. 

      The cultural background of the young is narrower than of the oldest.

    • D. 

      Older people consider sightseeing as a physical exercise that is good for health.

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