Pre-test November Intermediate 1 Reading Omsk

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INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES Read the instructions for each part of the paper carefully. Answer all the questions in Reading Parts 1 – 5 Questions 1 – 35 carry one mark.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Questons 1-5.Look at the text in each question. What does it say? Mark the correct letter A, B or C.
  • 2. 
    Questions 6-10The people below all want to hire somewhere for a party or event.On the next page there are descriptions of eight places to hire.Decide which place would be the most suitable for the following people.For questions 6-10, write the correct letter (A-H). 
  • 3. 
    Questions 11 – 20  Look at the sentences about a hot-air baloon festival. Read the text to decide if each sentence is correct or incorrect. If it is correct, choose A. If it is not correct, choose B. 
  • 4. 
    Questions 21 - 25Read the text and the questions below. For each question, mark the correct letter A, B, C or D. 
  • 5. 
    Questions 26 - 35Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space. For each question, mark the correct letter A, B, C or D. 
  • 6. 
    Tony wants Elsa to
    • A. 

      Ask her for a week's holiday starting tomorrow.

    • B. 

      Find out if she can have time off next month.

    • C. 

      Go away with him next week for a month.

  • 7. 
    What does the text say?
    • A. 

      Ring and tell us if you are satisfied with the service we have delivered.

    • B. 

      Telephone us if arrangements for collecting goods are not satisfactory.

    • C. 

      Call us to take the goods back if you are not satisfied with them.

  • 8. 
    What does the text say?
    • A. 

      Ruth has kept to her plan despite the change in the weather.

    • B. 

      Ruth may not visit the coast if the bad weather continues.

    • C. 

      Ruth intends to leave the mountains early to visit the coast.

  • 9. 
    What does the text say?
    • A. 

      Remove this food from the container before placing in a microwave oven.

    • B. 

      It is advisable to use a suitable container for cooking this food.

    • C. 

      You should avoid putting this food in a microwave oven.

  • 10. 
    What does the text say?
    • A. 

      You will have to pay more to borrow DVDs after 1st January.

    • B. 

      Please return all borrowed DVDs before 1st January.

    • C. 

      There will be additional DVDs to borrow from 1st January.

  • 11. 
    Jessica is arranging her boss retirement party. She is looking for somewhere in the town centre that can provide a traditional evening meal for around 100 guests.
  • 12. 
    Amelia is organising her 18th birthday party for 80 friends. She loves to dance and sing along to her favourite tunes. She wants to offer drinks and snacks rather than a sit-down meal.
  • 13. 
    James and Amanda need somewhere to hold their wedding party. They want to be able to take photos outdoors. Most of their 100 guests are coming by car and some will need overnight accommodation. 
  • 14. 
    Jens wants to thank his staff of six by taking them out for a day in the countryside. He wants somewhere where they can do lots of fun activities and have a meal.
  • 15. 
    Sophie is organising her company's annual two-day conference. Several meeting rooms are required, one of them must be able to hold 200 people. They will all need to stay one night.
  • 16. 
    The Albuquerque Balloon Festival lasts over a week.
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    • B. 

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  • 17. 
    The first festival took place at the opening of the local radio station.
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    • B. 

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  • 18. 
    The pilots use hand signals to communicate with each other.
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    • B. 

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  • 19. 
    The 'balloon glow' happens before sunrise and after sunset.
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    • B. 

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  • 20. 
    Members of the public are forbidden to enter the balloon take-off area. 
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    • B. 

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  • 21. 
    Some advertising balloons join in the festival.
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    • B. 

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  • 22. 
    You can take a balloon ride to the top of the nearby mountains.
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    • B. 

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  • 23. 
    You can watch a firework show every evening of the festival.
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    • B. 

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  • 24. 
    The geography of the area around Albuquerque makes it particularly suitable for ballooning.
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    • B. 

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  • 25. 
    Visitors should be prepared for a range of temperatures.
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    • B. 

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