A. Grammar

1. Please choose the correct option for the sentences below:
  • 1. Water / / at a temperature of 100°C.
  • 2. In some countries / / very hot all the time.
  • 3. In some places / / almost every day.
  • 4. In deserts there isn't / / grass.
  • 5. / / people don't know what it's like in other countries.
  • 6. Mohammed Ali / / his first world title fight in 1960.
  • 7. If he / / lost his first fight with Sonny Liston, no one would have been surprised.
  • 8. He is very well known / / the world.
  • 9. Like any top sportsman Ali / / train very hard.
  • 10. You met him while you were on holiday, / / ?
2. Rearrange the words to make a sentence:

1.

  • it
  • time to
  • took me
  • get my
  • confidence back
  • a long

2.

  • temporary
  • than the
  • workers are considerably
  • younger
  • of workers
  • generality

3.

  • death
  • the king's
  • the
  • epoch
  • marked
  • end of an
3. Choose the correct word, in order to complete the sentence:
  • 1. The climber was seventy miles in the wrong direction and got ______
    • a.
    • b.
    • c.
    • d.
  • 2. All payments to the Red Cross are _________ and are received as donations
    • a.
    • b.
    • c.
    • d.
  • 3. The International Red Cross started over 135 years, inspired by _____ Swiss businessman, Jean Henri Duant.
    • a.
    • b.
    • c.
    • d.
  • 4. Nuclear energy is unlimited but it can be ________ to human beings and the environment.
    • a.
    • b.
    • c.
    • d.
  • 5. The government has paid special attention _______ trade.
    • a.
    • b.
    • c.
    • d.
  • 6. Nina went to the same school _______ you did.
    • a.
    • b.
    • c.
    • d.

B. Reading

1. Please pay attention to the following text fragment and select the correct answer :

Ever since humans have inhabited the earth, they have made use of various forms of communication. Generally, this expression of thought and feeling has been in the form of oral speech. When there is a language barrier, communication is accomplished through sign language in which motions stand for letters, words and ideas. Tourists, the deaf and the mute, have had to resort this form of expression. Many of these symbols of whole words are very picturesque and exact, and can be used internationally; spelling, however, can not.

Body language transmits ideas or thought by certain actions, either intentionally or unintentionally. A wink can be a way of flirting or indicating that the party is only joking. A nod signifies approval, while shaking the head indicates a negative reaction.

Other forms of nonlinguistic language can be found in Braille (a system of raised dots read with the fingertips), signal flags, Morse code, and smoke signals. Road maps and picture signs also guide, warn and instruct people.

While verbalization is the most common form of language, other systems and techniques also express human thoughts and feelings.

  • 1. Which of the following best summarizes this passage?
    • a.
    • b.
    • c.
    • d.
  • 2. Which of the following is not true?
    • a.
    • b.
    • c.
    • d.
  • 3. Which form other than oral speech would be most commonly used among blind people?
    • a.
    • b.
    • c.
    • d.
  • 4. How many different forms of communication are mentioned here?
    • a.
    • b.
    • c.
    • d.
  • 5. Sign language is said to be very picturesque and exact and can be used internationally, except for
    • a.
    • b.
    • c.
    • d.
2. Please pay attention to the text fragments and select the correct answer:
  • 1.

    To: All staff
    From: HR Department

    Please remember that your manager must agree any holiday dates before you complete a form.


    Why is the HR department sending this email?

    • a.
    • b.
    • c.
  • 2. FINEFOODS Agent required for nationwide distribution. Some experience in food retail an advantage. Refrigerated van provided.


    Finefoods requires an agent to:

    • a.
    • b.
    • c.
  • 3. "Phone Neil Smith, at our showroom for a free quotation, or to arrange a visit from our representative".


    Contact Neil Smith if you want to

    • a.
    • b.
    • c.

C. Writing

Please write a 40-60 word paragraph based on the questions or situations below:

1. If a radioactive asteroid hit you and tomorrow you were to wake up with a superpower, immortality or ability to read minds, which one would you choose? And why?

2.

a) A customer has just sent you a very angry email, in which he relays his disappointment, and dissatisfaction with our services, using a lot of swear words and improper phrasing. How would you address your reply email to him?

b) An operator is pointing out a big known problem with the product and you do not have the technical knowledge to solve it. How would you address the reply to him?

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