Pre-test November Intermediate 1 Reading

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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. 

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  • 8. 

    .

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    .

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    .

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  • 16. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Find out if she can have time off next month.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "find out if she can have time off next month." This is because Tony wants Elsa to inquire about the possibility of taking time off from work in the upcoming month. He is not asking her to go on a holiday with him or request time off starting tomorrow.

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  • 17. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Call us to take the goods back if you are not satisfied with them.
    Explanation
    The text provides instructions on what to do if the customer is not satisfied with the goods. It states that the customer should call the company to arrange for the goods to be returned.

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  • 18. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Ruth may not visit the coast if the bad weather continues.
    Explanation
    The text states that Ruth has kept to her plan despite the change in the weather. This suggests that Ruth is determined to stick to her original plan, but there is a possibility that she may not be able to visit the coast if the bad weather continues.

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  • 19. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. You should avoid putting this food in a microwave oven.
    Explanation
    The text advises against putting this food in a microwave oven.

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  • 20. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    A. You will have to pay more to borrow DVDs after 1st January.
    Explanation
    The text states that after 1st January, there will be an increase in the cost of borrowing DVDs.

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  • 21. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    F, f
  • 22. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    A, a
  • 23. 

    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. 

    Correct Answer
    G, g
  • 24. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    D, d
  • 25. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    B, b
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B, b. The question states that Sophie is organizing a two-day conference for her company and she requires several meeting rooms, including one that can accommodate 200 people. Additionally, all attendees will need to stay for one night. Therefore, the answer B, b suggests that Sophie needs multiple meeting rooms, with one of them being able to hold 200 people, and accommodation for all attendees for one night.

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  • 26. 

    The Albuquerque Balloon Festival lasts over a week.

    • A.

      .

    • B.

      .

    Correct Answer
    A. .
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the Albuquerque Balloon Festival has a duration of more than one week.

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  • 27. 

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

    • A.

      .

    • B.

      .

    Correct Answer
    B. .
    Explanation
    The first festival took place at the opening of the local radio station. This suggests that the festival was organized to celebrate the launch or inauguration of the radio station. It could have been a way to attract attention and promote the new station, as well as engage with the local community. The festival may have included live music performances, entertainment, and other activities to create a festive atmosphere and generate excitement for the radio station's debut.

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  • 28. 

    The pilots use hand signals to communicate with each other.

    • A.

      .

    • B.

      .

    Correct Answer
    B. .
    Explanation
    Pilots use hand signals to communicate with each other because it allows for clear and concise communication in situations where verbal communication may be difficult or impossible. Hand signals can be easily understood and interpreted, even in noisy or chaotic environments. Additionally, hand signals can be used to communicate quickly and discreetly, which can be important in emergency situations or when trying to maintain operational security.

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  • 29. 

    The 'balloon glow' happens before sunrise and after sunset.

    • A.

      .

    • B.

      .

    Correct Answer
    A. .
    Explanation
    The balloon glow happens before sunrise and after sunset because these are the times of day when the light conditions are optimal for the balloons to be illuminated and visible against the dark sky. During these periods, the natural light is low enough to make the glow of the balloons more pronounced and captivating. Additionally, the contrast between the colorful balloons and the dark sky creates a stunning visual display that is best appreciated during these times.

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  • 30. 

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

    • A.

      .

    • B.

      .

    Correct Answer
    B. .
  • 31. 

    Some advertising balloons join in the festival.

    • A.

      .

    • B.

      .

    Correct Answer
    A. .
  • 32. 

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

    • A.

      .

    • B.

      .

    Correct Answer
    B. .
  • 33. 

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

    • A.

      .

    • B.

      .

    Correct Answer
    B. .
  • 34. 

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

    • A.

      .

    • B.

      .

    Correct Answer
    A. .
    Explanation
    The geography of the area around Albuquerque, which likely includes factors such as wind patterns, open spaces, and favorable weather conditions, creates an environment that is well-suited for ballooning activities.

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  • 35. 

    Visitors should be prepared for a range of temperatures.

    • A.

      .

    • B.

      .

    Correct Answer
    A. .
    Explanation
    Visitors should be prepared for a range of temperatures because the weather can vary greatly throughout the day or across different seasons. It is important to bring appropriate clothing and accessories to stay comfortable in different temperature conditions. This could include layers of clothing, a jacket, hat, gloves, or sunscreen, depending on the specific location and time of year. Being prepared for a range of temperatures ensures that visitors can enjoy their time without being too hot or too cold.

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  • 36. 

    What is the writer trying to do in this text?

    • A.

      Encourage fashion designers to make better business plans

    • B.

      Compare a job in fashion with other choices of career

    • C.

      Give details of recent changes in the fashion industry

    • D.

      Explain how a woman set up a fashion business

    Correct Answer
    D. Explain how a woman set up a fashion business
    Explanation
    The writer is trying to explain how a woman set up a fashion business. The text likely provides details and insights into the process and steps taken by the woman to establish her fashion business.

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  • 37. 

    What does the reader learn about Kal's parents?

    • A.

      They wanted Kal to help them run the family business.

    • B.

      They did not realise that Kal wanted to work in fashion.

    • C.

      They insisted Kal should continue with her job in advertising.

    • D.

      They did not think Kal worked hard enough at university.

    Correct Answer
    B. They did not realise that Kal wanted to work in fashion.
    Explanation
    The reader learns that Kal's parents were unaware of her desire to work in fashion. This suggests that Kal's parents had different expectations for her career path, possibly wanting her to help run the family business or continue with her job in advertising. However, they were not aware of Kal's true passion for the fashion industry.

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  • 38. 

    Kal decided to borrow £20,000 when

    • A.

      All her clothes in the London shop were sold.

    • B.

      Her friend asked her to make clothes for them.

    • C.

      She lost her job at the advertising agency.

    • D.

      The fashion industry was in a period of growth.

    Correct Answer
    A. All her clothes in the London shop were sold.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all her clothes in the London shop were sold." This suggests that Kal decided to borrow £20,000 after selling all her clothes in the London shop. This implies that she needed the money to cover some expenses or financial obligations after the sale of her clothes.

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  • 39. 

    What does Kal say about her career?

    • A.

      She plans to open more stores.

    • B.

      She believs that she deserves her success.

    • C.

      She particularly enjoys designing for famous people.

    • D.

      She expects more people to buy her clothes after the award.

    Correct Answer
    B. She believs that she deserves her success.
    Explanation
    Kal believes that she deserves her success. This implies that she feels she has worked hard and accomplished enough to deserve the recognition and achievements she has received in her career. This statement suggests that Kal has a strong sense of self-worth and confidence in her abilities and contributions to her field.

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  • 40. 

    What might Kal say now about her career?

    • A.

      .

    • B.

      .

    • C.

      .

    • D.

      .

    Correct Answer
    C. .
  • 41. 

    ...

    • A.

      Therefore

    • B.

      Ever

    • C.

      Also

    • D.

      Still

    Correct Answer
    D. Still
    Explanation
    "Still" is the correct answer because it indicates that something continues to be true or exist despite a previous action or situation. It suggests that there has been no change in the state or condition of the subject.

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  • 42. 

    ...

    • A.

      By

    • B.

      Of

    • C.

      Within

    • D.

      For

    Correct Answer
    B. Of
    Explanation
    The word "of" is used to indicate possession or belonging. It shows that something belongs to or is related to someone or something else. In this case, "of" can be used to show a relationship between two entities or to indicate that something is a part or component of something else.

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  • 43. 

    ...

    • A.

      Even

    • B.

      However

    • C.

      Already

    • D.

      Yet

    Correct Answer
    A. Even
    Explanation
    Even is used to emphasize a surprising or unexpected contrast. It suggests that the following information is unexpected or contrary to what might be expected.

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  • 44. 

    ...

    • A.

      Supported

    • B.

      Recognised

    • C.

      Recommended

    • D.

      Agreed

    Correct Answer
    C. Recommended
    Explanation
    The word "recommended" implies that someone has given a suggestion or advice for a particular action or decision. It suggests that there is a favorable opinion or endorsement towards the action or decision being discussed.

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  • 45. 

    ...

    • A.

      Given

    • B.

      Offered

    • C.

      Provided

    • D.

      Delivered

    Correct Answer
    C. Provided
    Explanation
    The word "provided" is the correct answer because it means to supply or furnish something that is needed or required. In this context, it suggests that something was given or supplied to fulfill a certain requirement or need. The other options such as given, offered, and delivered may also imply providing something, but "provided" specifically conveys the idea of supplying or furnishing something in response to a condition or requirement.

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  • 46. 

    ...

    • A.

      These

    • B.

      Those

    • C.

      They

    • D.

      Them

    Correct Answer
    D. Them
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "them". The word "them" is used as a pronoun to refer to a group of people or things that have already been mentioned. In this case, it is likely that the question or context provided earlier mentioned a group of people or things, and "them" is the appropriate pronoun to refer back to that group.

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  • 47. 

    ...

    • A.

      Suitable

    • B.

      Convenient

    • C.

      Acceptable

    • D.

      Satisfactory

    Correct Answer
    A. Suitable
    Explanation
    The word "suitable" means appropriate or fitting for a particular purpose or situation. It implies that something is well-suited or compatible with the requirements or needs of a given situation. Therefore, "suitable" is the correct answer as it best aligns with the given options of "convenient," "acceptable," and "satisfactory."

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  • 48. 

    ...

    • A.

      Although

    • B.

      Because

    • C.

      So

    • D.

      While

    Correct Answer
    B. Because
    Explanation
    The word "because" is used to indicate a cause-and-effect relationship between two clauses. It explains the reason or cause for something happening.

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  • 49. 

    ...

    • A.

      Other

    • B.

      Any

    • C.

      Each

    • D.

      Another

    Correct Answer
    C. Each
    Explanation
    The word "each" is the correct answer because it refers to individual items or people in a group. It suggests that something is being considered individually or separately, rather than collectively. In this context, it implies that there are multiple items or people and each one of them is important or significant in some way.

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  • 50. 

    ...

    • A.

      Brings

    • B.

      Puts

    • C.

      Fetches

    • D.

      Takes

    Correct Answer
    D. Takes
    Explanation
    The word "takes" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate the action of carrying or moving something from one place to another. The other options, such as "brings," "puts," and "fetches," do not convey the same meaning as "takes" in this context. Therefore, "takes" is the most appropriate word choice among the given options.

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