Upper Unit 4

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Upper Unit 4

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  • 1. 
    Welcome to my grand test! Please keep in mind that your time is limited and you have to complete a total of 6 assignments: listening and reading comprehension, 2 grammar and 2 vocabulary tasks. I expect you not to cheat and demonstrate your actual knowledge. 70% is a passing grade. Good luck! Aida
  • 2. 
    LISTENING   You will hear an interview with a journalist called Marion Clark, who’s talking about an artist’s memory loss and the new discoveries made about the brain. For questions (1–10), choose the best answer (A, B or C), mark it in your notepad. There is an example at the beginning (0). 0  The presenter’s aim today is to A speak to Marion Clark about her new book. B talk about a number of interesting books. C discuss fictional works on memory loss. 1  What does Marion say she has been reading this week?
    • A. 

      A scientific book by an American author

    • B. 

      A fiction story about memory loss

    • C. 

       various titles that study how memory works

  • 3. 
    2  What does Marion say about Lonni Sue Johnson’s career before the accident?
    • A. 

      She worked in the music industry.

    • B. 

      She was a commercial pilot.

    • C. 

      She had success as an artist.

  • 4. 
    3 What information does Marion explain?
    • A. 

      Both where and when Lonni Sue first showed symptoms of the disease

    • B. 

       how Lonni Sue’s family responded when they saw she was ill

    • C. 

       the reasons why Lonni Sue caught such a serious infection

  • 5. 
    4  What happened to Lonni Sue right after she got ill?
    • A. 

      She was looked after at a neighbour’s house.

    • B. 

       She was examined by doctors.

    • C. 

      She went to her farm to recover.

  • 6. 
    5  What does Marion say about viral encephalitis?
    • A. 

       It’s a disease that affects a specific part of the brain.

    • B. 

      A large number of patients with this disease have memory problems

    • C. 

      It’s a rare disease with small chances of recovery.

  • 7. 
    6  Which of these memories was the hardest for Lonni Sue to recover
    • A. 

      Remembering how to play a musical instrument

    • B. 

      Being able to recall her close relatives

    • C. 

      Knowing what her job had been before the infection

  • 8. 
    7  According to Marion, Lonni Sue couldn’t remember
    • A. 

      How her father had died.

    • B. 

      Who her father was.

    • C. 

      Whether her father was alive.

  • 9. 
    8  What memories has Lonni Sue completely lost?
    • A. 

      Memories of things that had happened

    • B. 

      Memories of all the people she had known

    • C. 

      Memories of how to do particular things

  • 10. 
    9 Marion says that Lonni Sue’s inability to form new memories
    • A. 

      May be the most surprising aspect of her condition.

    • B. 

      Occurs less often than other aspects of her condition.

    • C. 

       is what her friends struggle to deal with most.

  • 11. 
    10 To Marion, which of the following is most important when it comes to memory?
    • A. 

      Without it we can’t really make plans or decisions.

    • B. 

      Without it we lose a sense of our identity.

    • C. 

      Without it we’ll forget our loved ones.

  • 12. 
    VOCABULARY Task 1 Use the word given in CAPITAL LETTERS at the end of each sentence to form a word that fits in the gap in the same sentence. Here is an example (0). 0 Damien Hirst is one of the country’s leading artists.   ART 1  An actor and a [Blank], Ricky Gervais is often on TV.   COMEDY
  • 13. 
    2  It was one of the best [Blank] by a teenager I have seen in a long time. PERFORM
  • 14. 
    3  I never give money to [Blank] in the street even if they put on a good show. BUSK
  • 15. 
    4  To be a good designer, you have to be ___________ as well as dedicated. CREATE
  • 16. 
    5  The fine [Blank] are on display in all their grandeur in London’s greatest galleries. ART
  • 17. 
    6  Melbourne has many places of [Blank] beauty. NATURE
  • 18. 
    7  [Blank] , what’s important is not art itself but how we experience it. ULTIMATE
  • 19. 
    8  The new [Blank] at the Tate Gallery was a little disappointing. EXHIBIT
  • 20. 
    9  Davina is very [Blank]. She is so talented that she has won a place at one of the country’s leading art colleges. ART
  • 21. 
    10  My dad was a circus [Blank] in his youth. PERFORM
  • 22. 
    VOCABULARY Task 2 Complete the text with the words from the word list. There are two extra words which you do not need to use. There is an example at the beginning (0). WORD LIST:  acting closing exhibiting exposing participating performing protesting regulating soothing spending(x3) waking I’ve always been a big fan of small live venues so when I heard that a historical venue near my home was (0) closing down, I decided it was time to take action. There are still plenty of arty art galleries in my city (1) ___________ boring artwork, or trendy jazz bars playing dull, barely audible music – (2) ___________ after a day at work, I guess, but who wants to relax?! Shockingly though, there simply aren’t many venues for new, lively rock and indy bands. In this digital age, it’s easy to forget how essential such places are for new bands. In my youth, I remember (3) ___________ with my pretty talentless band in some great (if slightly run-down) venues in my home city of Sheffield, (4) ___________ hours setting up our kit, and (5) ___________ in endless rows about which songs to play and in which order. On one occasion, the stage we were on fell apart, (6) ___________ all the plumbing and electrical wires beneath, and nearly breaking the ankle of our lead singer. (7) ___________ all our free time doing gigs was fantastic – it gives me goosebumps to remember those great days. What a shame that today’s generation of kids is being denied the same opportunity. Local government is to blame. Politicians are (8) ___________ small venues out of business by making them meet strict legal guidelines. Some venues are (9) ___________ a fortune on fire precautions and emergency exits, while others are closing. Disappointingly, few people are (10) ___________ about the closure of so many venues, but I think it’s time more of us did. (1) [Blank]
  • 23. 
    VOCABULARY Task 2 Complete the text with the words from the word list. There are two extra words which you do not need to use. There is an example at the beginning (0). WORD LIST:  acting closing exhibiting exposing participating performing protesting regulating soothing spending(x3) waking I’ve always been a big fan of small live venues so when I heard that a historical venue near my home was (0) closing down, I decided it was time to take action. There are still plenty of arty art galleries in my city (1) ___________ boring artwork, or trendy jazz bars playing dull, barely audible music – (2) ___________ after a day at work, I guess, but who wants to relax?! Shockingly though, there simply aren’t many venues for new, lively rock and indy bands. In this digital age, it’s easy to forget how essential such places are for new bands. In my youth, I remember (3) ___________ with my pretty talentless band in some great (if slightly run-down) venues in my home city of Sheffield, (4) ___________ hours setting up our kit, and (5) ___________ in endless rows about which songs to play and in which order. On one occasion, the stage we were on fell apart, (6) ___________ all the plumbing and electrical wires beneath, and nearly breaking the ankle of our lead singer. (7) ___________ all our free time doing gigs was fantastic – it gives me goosebumps to remember those great days. What a shame that today’s generation of kids is being denied the same opportunity. Local government is to blame. Politicians are (8) ___________ small venues out of business by making them meet strict legal guidelines. Some venues are (9) ___________ a fortune on fire precautions and emergency exits, while others are closing. Disappointingly, few people are (10) ___________ about the closure of so many venues, but I think it’s time more of us did. (2) [Blank]
  • 24. 
    VOCABULARY Task 2 Complete the text with the words from the word list. There are two extra words which you do not need to use. There is an example at the beginning (0). WORD LIST:  acting closing exhibiting exposing participating performing protesting regulating soothing spending(x3) waking I’ve always been a big fan of small live venues so when I heard that a historical venue near my home was (0) closing down, I decided it was time to take action. There are still plenty of arty art galleries in my city (1) ___________ boring artwork, or trendy jazz bars playing dull, barely audible music – (2) ___________ after a day at work, I guess, but who wants to relax?! Shockingly though, there simply aren’t many venues for new, lively rock and indy bands. In this digital age, it’s easy to forget how essential such places are for new bands. In my youth, I remember (3) ___________ with my pretty talentless band in some great (if slightly run-down) venues in my home city of Sheffield, (4) ___________ hours setting up our kit, and (5) ___________ in endless rows about which songs to play and in which order. On one occasion, the stage we were on fell apart, (6) ___________ all the plumbing and electrical wires beneath, and nearly breaking the ankle of our lead singer. (7) ___________ all our free time doing gigs was fantastic – it gives me goosebumps to remember those great days. What a shame that today’s generation of kids is being denied the same opportunity. Local government is to blame. Politicians are (8) ___________ small venues out of business by making them meet strict legal guidelines. Some venues are (9) ___________ a fortune on fire precautions and emergency exits, while others are closing. Disappointingly, few people are (10) ___________ about the closure of so many venues, but I think it’s time more of us did. (3) [Blank]
  • 25. 
    VOCABULARY Task 2 Complete the text with the words from the word list. There are two extra words which you do not need to use. There is an example at the beginning (0). WORD LIST:  acting closing exhibiting exposing participating performing protesting regulating soothing spending(x3) waking I’ve always been a big fan of small live venues so when I heard that a historical venue near my home was (0) closing down, I decided it was time to take action. There are still plenty of arty art galleries in my city (1) ___________ boring artwork, or trendy jazz bars playing dull, barely audible music – (2) ___________ after a day at work, I guess, but who wants to relax?! Shockingly though, there simply aren’t many venues for new, lively rock and indy bands. In this digital age, it’s easy to forget how essential such places are for new bands. In my youth, I remember (3) ___________ with my pretty talentless band in some great (if slightly run-down) venues in my home city of Sheffield, (4) ___________ hours setting up our kit, and (5) ___________ in endless rows about which songs to play and in which order. On one occasion, the stage we were on fell apart, (6) ___________ all the plumbing and electrical wires beneath, and nearly breaking the ankle of our lead singer. (7) ___________ all our free time doing gigs was fantastic – it gives me goosebumps to remember those great days. What a shame that today’s generation of kids is being denied the same opportunity. Local government is to blame. Politicians are (8) ___________ small venues out of business by making them meet strict legal guidelines. Some venues are (9) ___________ a fortune on fire precautions and emergency exits, while others are closing. Disappointingly, few people are (10) ___________ about the closure of so many venues, but I think it’s time more of us did. (4) [Blank]
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