A Maryland man did not 2 very well with his neighbours, in his C The guests of the Waldorf Astoria are to be kept safe by the hotel home town of Glen Burnie. He had a minor 3 with three of them and staff.
4 they passed his house he jumped out of his front door and shouted dirty D The Waldorf Astoria is a luxurious hotel.
names at them. The three neighbours took him to court where he was ordered to pay them $ 45,000 each. At just over $ 135,000 5 it was a very 2. What happened in the Waldorf Astoria one night expensive row for the argumentative man.
– A man A strew the hotel hallway with jewels from his suitcase and was 1. A neighbourly B logical C expensive D puzzled helped by the desk clerk.
2. A get on B carry on C deal up D give away B reported to the desk clerk but was safely away.
3. A affection B discussion C solution D dispute C robbed the hotel and was reported missing.
4. A whatever B whenever C where D whoever D robbed someone, fell when coming down the stairs but managed to 5. A at least B at large C in total D in sum be safely away.
3. Why did the man drop his suitcase Text A He was seen stumble as he came down the staircase into the lobby.
B He hit his feet against the stairs and fell.
Directions: Questions 1 through 5 are based on the text below.
C He couldn’t help stumbling when he fell going into the lobby.
(Questions 1 – 5) Choose the one best answer to each question on the D The darkness in the lobby made him drop it – it happened late at basis of what is stated or implied in the text. Mark night.
the answer on your answer sheet.
67 4. The hotel staff let the man go because they… 4. A down B off C of D over A were fascinated by the sight of the jewels all over the hallway. 5. A a sliding door B a board game C a dishwasher D a slot machine B were bribed by the thief.
C didn’t want to offend the guest D were not aware of what had happened Text 5. The word ‘gem’ means in the text:
Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four A high quality jam (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer B precious stone or jewel and mark it on your answer sheet.
C hard currency D exchange rate An Unfair Fare An Athenian taxi driver was more than a little surprised when the man he had stopped to pick up gave him his own address as his 1. The Unit III taxi driver did not say anything, but drove the passenger 2 requested. He Enigma variations got out of the car and 3 himself into the driver’s house with a key. A few minutes 4, the driver crept into his house and found his passenger and his wife making love. Out of the thousands of taxis in Athens, he Text would have picked that 5.
Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four 1. A destination B departure C station D parking (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer 2. A because B as C since D so and mark it on your answer sheet.
3. A parked B drove C allowed D let 4. A before B after C late D later A Good Gamble 5. A one B Athen’s C fare D of his Mr George Epp, a former policeman with Atlantic City Police Department 1 the force because of his gambling debts. He felt it was giving the police a 2 name, so he took a job as a taxi-driver to give himText self time to get over his 3.
He worked hard to pay 4 the $ 25,000 he owed his creditors, but still found it hard to stop dicing with Lady Luck. Just as well. In the Atlan- Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer tic City Casino one night in November 1982 he put some coins into 5, pulled the handle and came out $ 1,250,000 richer. and mark it on your answer sheet.
1. A joined B owed C quit D stopped What Happened To Them In 1858 a group of 18 Englishmen landed in Roanoke Island near the 2. A suspicious B creditor’s C good D bad 3. A addiction B flirtation C donation D assumption coast of North Carolina. 1 by Sir Walter Raleigh’s example of two cen 69 turies before, they built a fort and houses, and planted crops. But 2 IndiText ans made life impossible for them and they were forced to return home.
The following year, another group re-settled on the island. After a few Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four weeks the leader of the group, John White, sailed 3 to England to get (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer more provisions. When he returned, all he found was a 4 word carved and mark it on your answer sheet.
on a tree: CROATON. There was absolutely 5 sign of any of the settlers.
What A 1_ A Derbyshire lady and her husband were 2 south one day when 1. A Disapproved B Encouraged C Illustrated D Shown they stopped at a motorway lay-by to rest. They got out of the car and fell 2. A hostile B friendly C foreign D peace-loving into conversation with another couple. The second man happened to men3. A again B forward C back D forth tion that a few months before he had lost his wallet containing credit cards, 4. A fixed B probable C mysterious D nostalgic cash and other personal 3. As he was talking he took the wallet out of 5. A no B yes C full D foolish his pocket and the 4 Derbyshire lady looked at it in amazement – it had been she who had found it and handed it in to the police, and the two couples lived more than 60 miles 5 from each other.
Text 1. A news B coincidence C tail D couple Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four 2. A motoring B flying C directing D walking (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer 3. A containers B collections C items D purses and mark it on your answer sheet.
4. A concentrated B attentive C pleased D astonished 5. A away B way C towards D out Lightning Strikes In Canada, during a 1 storm in 1934, the tombstone of an officer who had served in the First World War was shattered by a bolt of lightText ning. The unfortunate officer had been invalided 2 the Canadian Army after being struck by lightning in 1918. Six years later he was Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four struck by 3 flash while fishing, and his right side was paralysed. He (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer 4 and two years later was taking a walk through a park when … this and mark it on your answer sheet.
time paralysing him for 5.The gods must have had it in for him.
Dead Man’s Tales 1. A fierce B slight C light D brave A Warwickshire builder was quite surprised to bump 1 a cousin 2. A off B out of C to D back to he hadn’t seen for some time in a pub. But not half as surprised as his 3. A the other B the same C another D some cousin, who had been at the builder’s funeral 2 in Dublin some time 4. A rebelled B recovered C rose D refused earlier. It 3 that former workmates had` 4 identified him as the vic5. A short B time C bad D good tim of a car crash and had telephoned his family in Ireland. The family de 71 cided that 5 come over for the funeral, they would hold a mass for him Unit IV there.
Mere technicalities 1. A in the direction of B out C into D towards 2. A service B mess C meeting D appointment Text 3. A turned out B kept up C showed off D cleared up 4. A rightly B wrongly C wisely D cowardly Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four 5. A would rather B sooner than C better than D rather than (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet.
Text Enter A Different World Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four Harrods is one of the 1 shops in London. It has always prided (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer itself on caring well for its customers – pandering to their every 2.
and mark it on your answer sheet.
In 1898 Harrods installed the very first escalator in Britain in their Knightsbridge store.
An 1 Coincidence But 3 any of their wealthy customers found the moving staircase Herr Keelsch of Seigen in West Germany made his 2 out of too much for their nerves, liveried attendants were positioned at the top emptying cesspits – and, not unnaturally, after a day’s work did not 4 smelling salts or brandy to anyone who wished it.
exactly smell of roses and violets. He drove around the town in a van We do not know how many customers went straight back down and which 3 his telephone number in large numbers. This so angered 5 again… and… again …and again… the makers of a certain well-known eau de Cologne that they took him to court to make him remove the 4 numbers. As Herr Keelsch ex1. A smartest B bookish C selfish D vicious plained, it was not his 5 that he had been given that famous num2. A need B effort C fault D custom ber: 4711.
3. A however B even though C as though D in case 4. A to experiment B to offer C to smell D to sneeze 1. A Ideal B Unfortunate C Illiterate D Improving 5. A along B up C towards D to and fro 2. A filling B leaving C living D work 3. A advertised B authorized C privatized D generalized 4. A striking B satisfying C pleasing D offending 5. A mistake B sin C fault D misfortune 73 and three in the oceans near Peru, South Africa and New Guinea. It really Text is a square earth 5.
Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four 1. A Aside B Out C Apart D A part (Questions 1– 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer and 2. A shots B probes C spheres D zones mark it on your answer sheet.
3. A Evident B Recent C Truthful D Unexpected 4. A supposed B investigated C searched D shown Travelling Theatre 5. A in the corners B at large C for no reason D after all The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester is one of the most famous 1 in Britain. The stage there, in the 700 seat theatre, is 2 that the plays are always performed in the round. This makes it difficult for Text them to take their production 3, but the demand for them to do so has been so great that they have designed a 4 aluminium structure which, when erected, can take a stage the same size as the 5, seat 400 people, Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four and use the complete lightning and sound systems as used in the Manches- (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer ter productions. When it is dismantled, the theatre can be packed into two and mark it on your answer sheet.
The Drachma In The Slot Machine 1. A companies B exchanges C Royals D royalists Machines 1 by coins, such as cigarette machines or chocolate 2. A though B thus C such D so dispensers are, you may think, a twentieth – century invention. Well, you 3. A fully B at large C on tour D with them would be completely wrong.
4. A theatrical B chemical C portable D likeable Slot machines were 2 invented by a Greek scientist called Hero, 5. A sizeable B Royal C real D original in the first century AD.
Holy water was sold in temples. The water was contained in urns a short pipe leading out from the base. The top end of the pipe, inside the urn, was closed by a plug which was fixed to one end of a horizontal bar.
Text The other end was directly underneath an opening where coins could be 4. When the coin dropped in, it hit the end of the bar and caused it to Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four move down. This 5 the plug to open and the holy water to trickle out.
(Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet.
1. A drawn B operated C moved D raised 2. A first B actually C firstly D completely Square Earth 3. A with B of C off D out of 1 from a few people who still believe that the Earth is flat, eve4. A opened B closed C inserted D concentrated rybody believed that the Earth was round – until photographs taken from 5. A needed B made C chanced D caused American space 2 proved that actually it is pear-shaped. 3 research has, however, 4 that the Earth in fact has four corners, one in Ireland, 75 5,000 4. The cathedral is built 5 of salt, it is reached by a deep tunText nel more than one mile long.
Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four 1. A pack B flock C company D pride (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer 2. A employed B majored C specialized D mined and mark it on your answer sheet.
3. A false B true C real D fantastic 4. A producers B salt works C worshippers D warriors A Shaving Success Story 5. A accurately B precisely C absolutely D entirely In 1895 King C. Gillette had a wonderful idea. He was 1 with having to use a cutthroat razor every morning so he set about designing a wafer thin, incredibly sharp blade that could be held 2 by a safely clamp. It Text took him eight years to 3 the design and when it went 4 in 1903, he thought he had been wasting his time for in that year only 51 razors and 168 blades were sold. The following year, however, he knew it had been Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four 5. 90,000 razors were sold and 12,400,000 blades. (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet.
1. A fed up B cut off C spoken up D turned off 2. A together B through C away D apart A Sweet _1_ 3. A compose B perfect С enlarge D discover Scientists who developed the limpet bomb during World War II 4. A in stock B to market C for price D on sale came up against a serious problem that 2 to jeopardize its success.
5. A moneywise B worthless C worthwhile D valuable 3 what chemical they tried they could not find one that dis solved at a constant rate in both salt and fresh water, which was essential to activate the trigger 4.
Then one of the scientists had a brainwave. He tried it out and Text worked. The magical chemical – ordinary aniseed, exactly the same as is used to make aniseed balls.
Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer 1. A Loss B Victory C Defeat D War and mark it on your answer sheet.
2. A threatened B caused C succeeded D managed 3. A Matterless B Naturally C Irrespectively D No matter The Priest’s Dream 4. A activity B weapon C mechanism D bomb A Colombian priest dreamed that his little 1 of men and women 5. A they B he C then D it would one day have their own cathedral to worship in. The town was poor and most of the people in the parish were 2 at the local salt mine, the largest salt producer in the world. Eventually his dream came 3. It took six years to build the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary. It can seat 77 Unit V Text Sheer croppers Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet.
Text Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four A 1 Romance (Questions 1 – 5) choices given below. Choose the correct answer The Island of Reunion is the 2 place for a honeymoon. Tropical and mark it on your answer sheet.
climate, balmy nights, romantic beaches – they can all be found there.
A young Frenchman certainly thought so when he took his 3 there in 1977. They hired a honeymoon cottage and at first everything was perPrince Urussoff was an extremely rich Russian nobleman who was fect. One evening, however, the 4 man decided to vault over the fence extremely 1 as well. While 2 with his bride on the Black Sea, her around the cottage and surprise his wife of three days. Unfortunately he had wedding ring slipped off her finger and disappeared beneath the waves.
lost his way in the tropical darkness, 5 headlong into a crater of the The Prince thought, according to an old family belief, that the 3 of Ganga Volcano and died.
a wedding ring would bring about the death of the bride, so he bought both shores of the Black Sea, believing that 4 he owned the sea, he still 1. A Crater B Volcanic C Stony-hearted D Fierce owned the ring lying on the sea bed. He spent $ 40 million buying the 2. A improper B ideal C illegal D unexpected shores.
3. A bridegroom B bride C bridesmaid D bride-couple But when he died, his family decided to 5 the Prince’s property – 4. A newly-married B long-awaited C free-and-easy D free-range and they got $ 80 million for it.
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