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SAMPLE ENTRANCE EXAM PAPER
PRE-IB YEAR
PART 1
VOCABULARY
TASK 1: Fill in the gaps with the correct forms of words provided in brackets. Write them in capitals. (7p)
1) The media has a ........................................ to inform people what is happening in the world.
RESPONSIBLE
2) Some dogs are ....................................... and have to attend classes to change their behavior.
OBEY
3) Today, tennis is one of the most popular ................................... summer sports in the world.
COMPETE
4) The tribes of the Atlantic ................................... catch fish on a Friday afternoon.
TRADITION
5) She will be making a public ........................................, signing copies of her latest novel.
APPEAR
6) If you ....................................... the apple mixture with honey, it will taste better.
SWEET
7) He is an expert at creating very ........................................... models of victims.
REAL
Key: responsibility, disobedient, competitive, traditionally, appearance, sweeten, realistic
TASK 2: Choose one correct answer A, B, C or D. (6p)
1) It’s raining cats and dogs, it would be ................................... to take an umbrella.
a) sensitive
b) subconscious
c) sentimental
d) sensible
2) He offered her a trip to Australia but she .................................
a) turned it away
b) turned it down
c) put it down
d) put it away
3) She said she was not .......................... of what she had done but she had no choice.
a) pleased
b) satisfied
c) delighted
d) proud
4) Have you ever thought of taking ............................. acting? I think you would make a great actress.
a) over
b) up
c) into
d) to
5) I was so exhausted that I fell .................... while I was eating my dinner.
a) sleepy
b) sleepless
c) sleep
d) asleep
6) I was .................... the moon about my new bike. It was a wonderful present!
a) under
b) over
c) above
d) up
7) Stacy is a very .................................... person. She’s got a wide circle of friends.
a) likeable
b) sympathetic
Key: 1) d, 2) b , 3) d, 4) b, 5) d, 6) b, 7) a
c) stubborn
d) excited
PART 2
LEXICAL - GRAMMATICAL TRANSFORMATIONS
TASK 3 Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence using the word given. DO
NOT CHANGE THE WORD GIVEN. (7p.)
1
I haven’t been to an Indian restaurant for ages. (SINCE)
It’s ages……………………………………………… an Indian restaurant.
2
�I’m sorry I didn’t phone you earlier’ said Jill (APOLOGIZED)
Jill…………………………………………………….. earlier.
3
I will call the police if you don’t leave me alone. (UNLESS)
……………………………………………………… the police.
4
What a pity we ate all the food. (ONLY)
If……………………………………………………. all the food.
5
Smith Ltd are supplying our company with furniture. (SUPPLIED)
Our company………………………………………………. by Smith Ltd.
6
Ann felt ill, but insisted on going to work. (SPITE)
In…………………………………………………… going to work.
7
It was a mistake to park outside the police station. (SHOULD)
You……………………………………………………. outside the police station.
Key : 1) since I went to, 2) apologized for not phoning me, 3) Unless you leave me alone, I will call, 4) If only we hadn’t eaten,
5) is being supplied, 6) In spite of feeling ill, Ann insisted on 7) should not have parked.
PART 3
LISTENING
TASK 4: You will hear people talking in five different situations. For questions 1-5, choose the best answer A, B or
C. (5p)
1) You overhear a man and a woman talking. What does the woman say about the man’s football team?
A) It’s made up of amateurs
B) It’s made up of professionals.
C) It’s of international quality.
2) You hear an advertisement for a new magazine. What is special about this month’s edition?
A) It has a very good problem page
B) It has an extra section
C) It has a booklet of recipes
3) You hear part of a radio interview. Who is being interviewed?
A) Someone who works in a gym.
B) Someone who works in a sports shop
C) Someone who works in a pharmacy
4) A radio presenter is talking at the beginning of a programme. What is he going to talk about?
A) The benefits of vegetarianism.
B) A new kind of diet
C) A new food scare
5) You hear someone talking in a restaurant. What is the problem?
A) The waiter has given the meal to the wrong person
B) The waiter has brought the wrong kind of food
C) The food has not been cooked well enough
Key: 1) A, 2) B , 3) A, 4) C, 5)
TASK 5: You will hear five different people talking about their neighbours. For questions 1-5, choose from the list AF how the speakers now fell about their relationships with their neighbours. Use the letters only once. There is one
extra letter which you do not need to use. (5p)
A feels grateful to them
SPEAKER 1: ...........
B gets on quite well with them
SPEAKER 2: ...........
C is going to report them to the police
SPEAKER 3: ...........
D has accepted the situation for the time being
SPEAKER 4: ...........
E is moving home to get away from them
SPEAKER 5: ...........
F is angry about what’s happened
Key: 1) D, 2) F , 3) A, 4) E, 5) B
PART 4
WRITING
TASK 6: (10 p.) Napisz list do kolegi ze Szkocji o tym, jak udaЕ‚o Ci siД™ uniknД…Д‡ wypadku w gГіrach. W swoim liЕ›cie
odnotuj:
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Jaki byЕ‚ cel wyprawy w gГіry i kiedy zostaЕ‚a ona podjД™ta
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Jak przebiegaЕ‚a wyprawa i w jakich warunkach pogodowych siД™ odbywaЕ‚a
•
Co spowodowaЕ‚o wypadek i jak udaЕ‚o siД™ uniknД…Д‡ ofiar
•
Jak bardzo niebezpieczna byЕ‚a zaistniaЕ‚a sytuacja i jakie pozostawiЕ‚a na Tobie wraЕјenie
PART 5
READING
TASK 7: (10 p.) You are going to read a selection of letters from a driving magazine. For questions 1-15, choose from the
people (A-E). The people may be chosen more than once.
Your Letters
This month we feature your early driving experiences:
A
I'd been taking lessons for a year before I passed my driving test at the age of eighteen,
but my dad never gave me any help. Even after I'd passed he never let me use the car.
So I used to take my dad's keys before leaving the apartment block where we lived and
would run round to the car park at the back where my father left the car at night. He
hardly ever used the car after getting in from work. I used to go and see my girlfriend or
just drive around and then come back and leave the car in exactly the same place. One
night though, I got back at around ten thirty only to find there were no parking spaces
left. I suppose because I went in and told my dad the truth straight away he was quite
good about it. Although he did stop my allowance for four weeks.
Terry
B
My most unfortunate driving experience happened ages ago, before I'd actually passed
my driving test. My girlfriend's father used to let her borrow his car whenever we were
going to the cinema or something. Anyway, I'd been thinking about learning to drive and
I persuaded her to let me have a go. We took the car down to the beach on the sand
where no one could see us and she let me take the wheel. We were having such fun that
we didn't notice the tide was coming in until the car was actually swimming in the water.
We had to leave the car where it was and catch the bus back to tell her dad. By the time
the three of us returned, the car was almost covered in water. Needless to say, her
father wasn't too pleased. The funny thing is her dad ended up selling me the car after I
passed my test.
Carl
C
I was teaching my mum to drive and we were coming down a rather narrow road which
had cars parked on both sides. Suddenly, from nowhere there was a young man on a
bike coming towards us. Mum slammed the brakes on but he crashed into us, landed on
the car and then rolled off. My mother and I both jumped out of the car to see if he was
all right. Fortunately, he stood up and said he was OK, just a little shaken. My mum
offered to give him some money for the repair of the bike, and then an old lady came
along. When she saw what had happened, she began shouting at my mother, saying she
must have been driving too fast and that it was a bad example to set her young
daughter. Poor old mum didn't say a word and I had to explain that she was still
learning to drive.
Sarah
D
My advice about learning to drive would be to have proper lessons from a qualified
instructor and never to let a friend or family member try to teach you. It's a guaranteed
way to spoil a good relationship. Every Sunday, when the traffic was quieter, my father
would pick me up and take me for a drive along the streets of our hometown and give
me a lecture on how to drive, explaining everything he was doing and why. Eventually it
was my turn to have a go. My dad was so nervous that he panicked before I'd even
started up the engine. He used to shout at the slightest mistake, and when the lesson
was finally over he'd come home and have a large glass of whisky to calm down.
Karen
E
I didn't start learning to drive until I was twenty one. I'd spent lots of money on lessons
but I was a terrible driver, I must admit. The first time I took my driving test nobody
expected me to pass. But after failing another four times the pressure was really on. I
took my test for a sixth time and failed yet again, but I was too embarrassed to admit it
to my family, so I just pretended that I'd passed after all. My family were delighted and
my father went out and bought me a car the next day. I didn't know what to do so I just
got in and drove. I continued to drive - illegally - for three months. Fortunately I was
never stopped by the police and the next time I took my driving test I passed.
Mike
Which person('s)
1) father was accused of driving dangerously? …………………
2) bought a car?
…………………
3) drove his girlfriend’s dad’s car?
…………………
4) drove alone without a license?
…………………
5) had to defend one of their parents?
…………………
6) drove their father’s car without permission? …………………
7) was teaching someone to drive?
…………………
8) paid for driving lessons?
…………………
9) had no driving instruction from their father? …………………
10) was given a treat for passing their test?
Key: 1) , 2) , 3) , 4) , 5) , 6) , 7)
…………………
Tapescript Task 4.
1. Woman: I can't see the point of you travelling all the way to Newcastle. You know what's going to
happen – you haven't got a chance.
Man: You can't say that – they didn't beat us last time, did they?
Woman: That was just luck when you got that penalty. No, come on, you're just a group of builders and
painters and decorators who do it for fun and you're up against real professionals … they play in
internationals for heaven's sake, it's their job.
Woman: Well, you just wait and see …
2. Health for Living is one of the UK's fastest growing magazines, so it's it time you dropped into your
newsagent's and had a look at a copy? Every month you'll find features on how to keep fit, and there's a
full list of all the main sports events that are on. There's a regular advice column answering all sorts of
problems and of course, there are always lots of ideas for new healthy and tasty recipes. This month
Health for Living comes with a free booklet giving you information about how many calories are in what
you eat, so it's just not to be missed.
3. Interviewer: So tell me, when people come to you, how do you know what to recommend?
Man: Well, we go in a long training course before we can advise people on what is best for them – it
would be easy to say the wrong thing, you know, and we're very much against letting people do too much
to start with. So we find out how fit they are before we let them use any of the equipment or exercise
machines, and we design a kind of exercise programme for each person so that they can gradually build
up their strength and get fitter, and that way we don't have any serious injuries.
4. Presenter: We all know the story. One day they tell you you can't eat read meat, the next day you hear
that coffee is terrible for you. Then it's the chemicals in carrots, or eating too much salt. Of course most of
the time the fuss is over in a few weeks, but if you've decided that fish is about the only thing left that is
safe, I'm afraid I've got some bad news for you. The latest research shows that eating some kinds of fish
– particularly some of the large fish that come from the Caribbean – can be very dangerous indeed.
5. Man: This is really not good enough.
Waiter: I'm sorry, sir what is the problem?
Man: This is not what I ordered …
Waiter: I'm sorry, did Madam order it?
Man: No, but … look at it – it's not well done, is it?
Waiter: I'm so sorry, let me get you another one. I'll be back in a minute.
Tapescript Task 5.
Speaker 1: I live next door to a couple with a tennis court. Now, in itself, that doesn't seem so bad, but
the trouble is - they can't serve properly. When we sit outside, we're always wondering whether we'll be
hit by one of their balls! At first we threw them back over, but we got tired of that, so now we just keep
them. Whenever I saw them, I couldn't even say hello. I was so angry I just had to look the other way.
I've tried everything over the years but nothing's made any difference, so we've decided that we've just
got to try and make the best of it.
Speaker 2: Actually, when we first moved into our flat it was just like a dream until a young couple
moved in upstairs and, at first, they seemed like great neighbours. The trouble was that they were in
show business and their day started when ours was just finishing. They used to come home, about
midnight and start having parties – all kinds of things. Well, in the end, we decided to buy some earplugs
– just to get some sleep. It's all so unfair. We certainly don't want to leave our home just because of
something like this!
Speaker 3: At first, I have to be honest, I couldn't stand my new neighbours. I thought they were a
really unfriendly pair and they hardly ever said more than hello or good morning to me for months. But
one day I broke my leg playing football. I couldn't even get out to the shops, or go to work. Well, they
were absolutely terrific. They did all my shopping for me. Even cooked me meals. I couldn't have
managed without them. I can tell you. It just goes to show that first impressions can't always be relied
on, doesn't it?
Speaker 4: We're out at work all day so we don't really meet any of the people who live in our block of
flats but we'd just got back from the supermarket one evening – we always do our shopping after work on
a Friday night – and there was this scruffy-looking black car parked in our space. Naturally, I couldn't park
anywhere else – we all have our own space, you see. So we had to trail all the shopping from the next
street where you can park free. Anyway, this went on for months and eventually we threatened to take
the owner to court, when we found out whose car it was. But he was so nasty and abusive and made our
lives such a misery that we're decided to rent another flat with a private parking space. It's just not worth
the hassle.
Speaker 5: I suppose all relationships have their ups and downs – but, over the years, we've had very
few problems with our neighbours on both sides. Both of them have rather nasty, yappy little dogs which
we tend to hear around 11 just when we're going to bed. But it doesn't last long and, looking back, I
suspect our children probably made much more noise than that when they were small. So all in all,
although there have been times when they've driven us slightly mad, we've remained on reasonably good
terms with them.
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