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English in Mind Module 3 Test A

Units 9-12
Name
Class Date
Level 1
1 Grammar
A Complete the text with the words in the box.
hope better won’t planning too go generous staying difficult fitter quickly

Every year we (0) go to the same place for our summer holiday but this year we’re
(1) to do something different. We’re spending a week by the sea. It (2) be
(3) expensive because we’re (4) with my best friend and her family. They
are the most (5) people in the world and they’re paying for us to have windsurfing
lessons every day. I (6) I won’t find it too (7) . My brother is (8) than
I am so I’m sure he’ll find it really easy to stay on the surfboard, but I learn (9) so we’ll
see who’s (10) in the end!

B Complete the sentences. Circle the correct answers, a, b or c.


0 Marco is the student in the class.
a good b better c best

1 Mount Everest is higher Mount Fuji.


a as b than c then

2 I must go on a diet. My clothes are all tight now.


a to b two c too

3 I live from the town centre than Michael does.


a the furthest b further c far

4 Do you play the piano ?


a well b good c bad

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5 I must work because I have a lot of exams soon.
a hardly b hard c hardest

6 What you doing at the weekend?


a will b do c are

7 I promise I forget your birthday this year!


a will b don’t c won’t

8 Mark is a very runner.


a fastly b fast c faster
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9 Who is member of the class?


a the more intelligent b the intelligentest c the most intelligent

10 My brothers in a tennis tournament next week.


5
a are playing b play c will playing

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C The underlined words are incorrect. Write the correct sentences.
0 We will having an English test next week.
We are having an English test next week.
1 This jumper is to small for me now.

2 Sally is the thinest girl I know.

3 Peter is funnyer than his brother.

4 My cousins isn’t coming to my birthday party.

5 Jack always arrives lately for class.

6 Who’s the cleverer person you know?

7 I promise we don’t forget to buy some milk on the way home.

8 Do you answer the phone, please?

9 What do you doing this weekend?

10 Brad Pitt is the goodest actor in Hollywood.


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D Complete the sentences. Use the present continuous or the future simple form
(will/won’t) of the verbs in the box.
come play have go pass rain

0 I’ll probably go to the cinema later.


1 We a surprise party for our teacher next week.
2 I’m sure you all your exams.
3 I hope it tomorrow when we go on our picnic.
4 What time John to pick you up this evening?
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5 I’m sorry I can’t meet you on Saturday. I tennis with Paul. 5

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2 Vocabulary
A Choose the best words to complete the sentences. Circle the correct answers, a, b or c.
0 Look any new words in your dictionary.
a over b up c at

1 We’re going on holiday in two time. I’m so excited.


a days b day c days’

2 Gianni is coming back the week after .


a the next b next c today

3 I’ll go swimming after school.


a probably b maybe c won’t

4 I to be a doctor when I’m older.


a think b believe c hope

5 It doesn’t matter if you mistakes. The important thing is that you communicate.
a have b make c do

6 Let’s sightseeing this afternoon.


a go b make c have

7 I like by the sea.


a sunbaths b sunning c sunbathing

8 I can’t see anything. It’s too to drive.


a windy b foggy c cloudy

9 What does ‘ciao’ ?


a mean b say c translate

10 If you don’t know the meaning of a word, you can always !


a translate b imitate c guess 5

B Put the words into the correct order to make sentences. MODULE 3 TEST A
0 after / maybe / my / supper / I’ll / homework / do
Maybe I’ll do my homework after supper.
1 the / are / what / tomorrow / day / you / doing / after / ?

2 in / can’t / it’s / I / birthday / believe / days’ / my / time / three


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3 holiday / after / we’re / the / going / next / on / week

4 you / money / I’ll / next / give / month / the

5 swimming / school / we’re / tomorrow / after / going


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C Match a verb from column A with a phrase from column B.
A B
0 go a traditional Irish music
1 go b in a tent
2 hike c a car
3 listen to d your holiday in luxury
4 hire e horse-riding
5 buy f on a farm
6 camp g through the jungle
7 ride h souvenirs
8 stay i a bicycle
9 travel j in a boat
10 spend k windsurfing 5

D Look at the definitions of words connected with language learning and write down the word
that has been defined. The first letter of each word has been given to you.
0 get something wrong m_a _k _e a m _i s_ _t _
a _k _e
1 the way you say a word p_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
2 the rules of a language g_ _ _ _ _ _
3 to copy, say something in the same way i _ _ _ _ _ _
4 to put right c_ _ _ _ _ _
5 to change something from one language to another t _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
6 to check the meaning of a word l _ _ _ u_
7 to estimate when you’re not sure of the meaning g _ _ _ _

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8 a language which is not yours f _ _ _ _ _ _ l_ _ _ _ _ _ _
9 a book which lists the meanings of words d_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
10 a style of pronunciation a_ _ _ _ _ 5
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3 Everyday English
A Complete the dialogues with an appropriate expression from the box.
Anything else How embarrassing nonsense This is the best bit don’t believe it
pocket money save up What about you So what check out You can’t be serious

0 A: Let’s go shopping this afternoon. I want to buy a new CD.


B: I think I’ll stay at home if you don’t mind. I’m trying to save up
for my mother’s birthday present.

1 A: How much do you get every week?


B: I’m very lucky. I get £10.

2 A: I got 100% for my Latin test this week.


B: I ! In last week’s test, you only got 50%.

3 A: Our teacher went to sleep in class today.


B: ! Poor man.

4 A: I’d like a kilo of oranges and a kilo of bananas please.


B: ?

5 A: I’m going to have steak and chips. ?


B: I think I’ll have fish and chips.

6 A: I just love this film. It’s fantastic, isn’t it?


B: Sssh! .

7 A: I don’t believe that Jane’s parents are going to buy her a car.
B: I agree. It’s ! She can’t even drive.

8 A: I want to go out this evening.


B: Why don’t we the new burger bar?

9 A: I’m feeling really sad and tired.


B: ? What do you want me to do? It’s your problem!

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10 A: When I leave school I want to be a pop star.
B: ! Most pop stars are so stupid. 10 UNITS 9–12

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A Read the advertisement for Esperanto.

Learn Esperanto and talk to the world!


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A Polish man called Lazar Zahmenof created the ‘planned’ language of Esperanto over 100 years
ago. He thought that if everyone could speak the same language, there would not be so many
problems between different nations and cultures. He started work on his language when he was only
15. He found it easy to learn languages and studied Russian, Latin, Greek, German, French and
finally, English. He tested his ideas for about ten years and then in 1887 he produced a small book
under the name of Dr Esperanto. He included 16 grammar rules and a vocabulary of about 900
words.
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Over the past 100 years Esperanto has grown enormously and is now a real, living language. There
are millions of speakers all over the world. There are original works of literature in
Esperanto as well as many translated works including plays by Shakespeare. The library of the British
Esperanto Association contains over 30,000 items. There are even several international
radio programmes.
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● It’s easy to learn! The spelling is easy and the pronunciation is simple. The accent is always on the
second to last syllable.
● There are very few rules in grammar and there are no exceptions! So, no irregular verbs to learn!
● The vocabulary is easy to learn. International roots from other languages with prefixes and suffixes
are used.

B Choose the correct heading for each paragraph.


A What’s so special about Esperanto?
B A brief history

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C The world of Esperanto

C Mark the statements T (true) or F (false).


1 Lazar Zahmenof created Esperanto 100 years ago.
2 He was a teenager when he started work on the language.
3 English was his last foreign language.
4 He wrote a book under the name of Dr Esperanto.
5 People write in Esperanto today.
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6 It’s easy to learn because there are no rules.


7 The vocabulary comes from different languages. 10

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5 Listening
A You are going to listen to two people, John and Mary, talking about the future.
Which of the following do they talk about? Circle your answers.
weather
sun
snow
rain
food
doctors
computers
housework
football
sleep

B Now listen to the dialogue again. Mark the statements T (true) or F (false).
1 John says there was a lot of snow last winter.
2 Mary thinks life will be better for most people.
3 John doesn’t like computers.
4 John thinks that computers will do everything.
5 Mary is very positive about the future. 10

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6 Speaking
A Two students answer your questions
● Greet students A and B and ask them how they are.
● Ask each student two or three questions about their town / the place they live.
For example, What do you like most about living here? What do you think are the worst things?
● Ask each student to think of some adjectives to describe their town.
For example, beautiful, polluted, noisy, peaceful, boring etc

B Two students talk to each other


● Give student A a copy of card A and give student B a copy of card B. Explain that their
penfriend is coming to visit them and they have to think of some ideas for sightseeing.
Student B should start. They should use the information on the cards as prompts and
expand as much as possible. They should also use the comparative/superlative forms.

A
You disagree with everything that B says to you!
Suggest:
● a fast food restaurant (cheap)
● going to the cinema (interesting)
● the local art gallery (modern)
● hiking in the mountains (beautiful)

Finally, you have to agree on ONE activity.


B
Suggest the following places:

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● a typical traditional restaurant (good food)
● a typical place where young people get together
in the evening (popular)
● the local museum (interesting)
● swimming in the lake (beautiful)

Finally, you have to agree on ONE activity.

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7 Writing
You have just received this email from your penfriend. Read it carefully.

Dear Mary,

I’m so excited – I just had to write to you immediately. Guess where we’re going
for our Christmas holiday. I just can’t believe it but we’re going to Australia!! Isn’t
that absolutely fantastic? My parents have friends in Sydney so we’re flying to
Sydney first of all and then we’re hiring a car and driving up the coast to Cairns.
We’re going surfing and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

We’re staying there for three weeks so I’ll have to miss one week of school, but I
don’t mind! I hope we see lots of kangaroos and koala bears. It’ll be really hot as
December is summer down there. I’ll have to take lots of photographs. I’ll write
to you every day – email is so great, isn’t it?

Write soon!

Lots of love

Christine

Now write your reply, using the information below.


Christmas holiday: New York Activities: sightseeing, musicals, too cold for hiking
Travel: fly, then car hire to Washington, DC How long? Two weeks – not missing school
Staying: with cousins

Dear Christine,

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