Preliminary English Test Paper 1 Reading & Writing

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Preliminary English Test Paper 1 Reading & Writing - Quiz

This test is intended for students who are preparing to take the PET Cambridge ESOL Examination.


Questions and Answers
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    11. THE SHORT STORY SOCIETY HAS EXISTED FOR OVER A CENTURY.

    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the Short Story Society has been in existence for more than a hundred years. This implies that the society has a long history and has been active for a significant period of time. The answer choice A confirms this by stating that the society has existed for over a century.

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    12. SHORT STORY REVIEW PUBLISHES WORK ONLY BY INEXPERIENCED WRITERS.

    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Short Story Review only publishes work by inexperienced writers.

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    13. ARTICLES FRON ONE OF THE SOCIETY'S MAGAZINES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET.

    Explanation
    The given sentence states that articles from one of the society's magazines are available on the internet. Since the sentence is in present tense and uses the plural form of "articles," it implies that there are multiple articles from the magazine that can be accessed online. Therefore, option A, which states that "some articles" are available on the internet, accurately represents the given information.

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    14. WRITERS ENTERING THE NATIONAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION MUST CHOOSE A SUBJECT SUGGESTED BY THE SOCIETY.

    Explanation
    Option B suggests that writers entering the National Short Story Competition must choose a subject suggested by the society. This means that the society has a say in the selection of subjects for the competition. The statement does not provide any information about any other options or alternatives for choosing a subject, so it can be inferred that option B is the only requirement for entering the competition.

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    15. IT COSTS 5 (POUNDS) FOR MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY TO ENTER THE NATIONAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION.

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    16. EACH YEAR, TEN WINNING WRITERS WILL BE OFFERED CONTRACTS TO PUBLISH THEIR OWN BOOKS.

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is B. This suggests that the statement is a promise or a commitment made by someone that each year, ten winning writers will be given contracts to publish their own books. This implies that there is a specific plan or agreement in place to support and promote these writers.

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    17. THE SHORT STORY SOCIETY VISITS SCHOOLS TO GIVE PUPILS HELP WITH WRITING.

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is A. This suggests that the purpose of the Short Story Society visiting schools is to provide assistance to students in improving their writing skills. The society aims to support pupils by offering guidance and support in their writing endeavors.

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    18. SOCIETY MEMBERS CAN ATTEND REGULAR EVENTS AT THE WRITERS' CAFE.

    Explanation
    The statement states that society members can attend regular events at the Writers' Cafe. This implies that the cafe holds events specifically for society members, allowing them exclusive access to these events.

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    19. THE WRITERS' CAFE IS SITUATED JUST OUTSIDE LONDON.

    Explanation
    The given answer B is correct because it states that the Writers' Cafe is situated just outside London. This implies that the cafe is located in a location near or in the outskirts of London, rather than being in the city center itself.

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    20. CHILDREN FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD ARE ABLE TO BECOME MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY.

    Explanation
    Option B is the correct answer because it states that children from anywhere in the world can become members of the society. This implies that there are no geographical restrictions or limitations on who can join the society. It suggests that the society is open and inclusive, welcoming children from all backgrounds and locations to become members.

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    • A.

      Noticed

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      Realised

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      Caught

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      Found

    Correct Answer
    D. Found
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      Single

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      One

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      Only

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      Special

    Correct Answer
    C. Only
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      Environment

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      Scene

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      Situation

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      Background

    Correct Answer
    A. Environment
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      Depend

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      Build

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      Turn

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      Hang

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    A. Depend
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      Repeats

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      Recovers

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      Reduces

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      Remains

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    A. Repeats
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      Hurt

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      Broken

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      Injured

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      Damaged

    Correct Answer
    D. Damaged
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      Beside

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      Behind

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      Below

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      Beyond

    Correct Answer
    C. Below
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      Why

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      Where

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      What

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      When

    Correct Answer
    A. Why
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      Fast

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      Soon

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      Quickly

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      Often

    Correct Answer
    B. Soon
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    • A.

      Available

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      Present

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      Free

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      Complete

    Correct Answer
    A. Available
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    Are you
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    permitted
    permited
    allowed
    able
    authorised
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    wear
    wear your
    be wearing
    be wearing your
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    mre popular
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    big
    large enough
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