Solutions Pre-intermediate Unit 8 Test Reading

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  • 1. 

      Read the text. Choose the correct answers. Once, when I was teaching English to children in Cambridge, I died while eating my dinner. The children were eleven to fourteen years old and there were about one hundred and twenty of them in the large hall of a boarding school. We were all eating icecream when I made strange noises and fell forward onto my plate. This was not some unusual way of teaching the children about crime, but a murder mystery game. It was a bit like a play in the theatre, but the whole school was involved. All of the teachers were either victims or suspects and all of the children were detectives trying to find out who the murderer was. The children knew the situation was serious as many teachers were ‘dying’, so they were all very excited! Lying next to my icecream, I loved being a ‘victim’. However, I had to remember not to smile as the teachers dragged me across the floor to get rid of my ‘dead body’ so the students knew I was really ‘dead’. This was just the start of my murder mystery career! Lying next to my icecream, I loved being a ‘victim’. However, I had to remember not to smile as the teachers dragged me across the floor to get rid of my ‘dead body’ so the students knew I was really ‘dead’. This was just the start of my murder mystery career! Now I run my own company – Murder Mystery Occasions. I organise murder mystery parties in restaurants or historic buildings. Usually I hire a private room so that the ‘murder’ doesn’t upset other guests. Castles are particularly popular with my guests because they’re so atmospheric, so I use them if they’re available. I write the scripts and employ actors to be some of the key characters. People pay to come along and join in with the fun while having a wonderful dinner. The murder usually happens somewhere between the starter and the main course and there is always a lot of excitement when the police arrive to take fingerprints and interview key suspects. People tell me that’s the best part. Then, at the end of the evening, there is a prize for the table that guesses who is the murderer, but everybody who comes along seems to enjoy the drama. So, you could say I’ve made a good, honest career out of murder! 1.  When the writer was eating her dessert, she

    • A.

      Became ill.

    • B.

      Had an accident.

    • C.

      Did some acting.

    • D.

      Made a mess.

    Correct Answer
    C. Did some acting.
    Explanation
    The writer did some acting while eating her dessert. They were participating in a murder mystery game where all the teachers were either victims or suspects and the children were detectives trying to find out who the murderer was. The writer had to pretend to be a victim and not smile as the teachers dragged them across the floor to get rid of their "dead body". This experience sparked their interest in murder mystery and they now run their own company organizing murder mystery parties.

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  • 2. 

    2.  The writer tried not to smile because

    • A.

      She didn’t want the students to think she was enjoying herself.

    • B.

      She was trying to look like she wasn’t alive.

    • C.

      She wasn’t sure who was watching her.

    • D.

      She knew the situation wasn’t funny.

    Correct Answer
    B. She was trying to look like she wasn’t alive.
    Explanation
    The writer tried not to smile because she was trying to look like she wasn't alive. This suggests that the writer wanted to appear serious or unemotional in order to maintain a certain image or impression. Smiling would have contradicted this desired appearance, so the writer consciously refrained from doing so.

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  • 3. 

      3.  At her first murder mystery party, the writer enjoyed

    • A.

      Asking the other guests about themselves.

    • B.

      Deciding who the murderer was.

    • C.

      Being a different character.

    • D.

      Telling people her story.

    Correct Answer
    C. Being a different character.
    Explanation
    The writer enjoyed being a different character at her first murder mystery party. This suggests that she found it exciting and enjoyable to take on a new persona and pretend to be someone else for the duration of the party. It allowed her to step out of her own identity and immerse herself in the fictional world of the murder mystery.

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  • 4. 

    4.  The writer’s company organises murder mysteries in castles because

    • A.

      They are always available.

    • B.

      Guests like them the most.

    • C.

      They have lots of space.

    • D.

      The rooms are so interesting.

    Correct Answer
    B. Guests like them the most.
    Explanation
    The writer's company organizes murder mysteries in castles because guests like them the most. This suggests that the company has conducted market research or received feedback from guests indicating a preference for murder mysteries in castles. This choice may offer a unique and enjoyable experience for guests, making it a popular option.

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  • 5. 

    5.  What title would be best for this article?

    • A.

      My love of murder mystery

    • B.

      Different ways to die

    • C.

      In search of a criminal

    • D.

      A life of crime

    Correct Answer
    A. My love of murder mystery
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "My love of murder mystery" because the article seems to be about the author's personal interest and passion for murder mystery stories. The title suggests that the article will focus on the author's experiences and thoughts related to this genre, making it the most suitable choice.

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