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Progress Test Unit 8 Test B

Progress Test 8B
Name: ___________________________________________

Grammar
1 Complete the sentences with the correct active or passive form of the verbs in brackets.
1 3D films _______________ (exist) since 1922, when The Power of Love was first shown.
2 Smoking _______________ (not allow) on any planes in the EU.
3 The worlds first manned hot-air balloon _______________ (make) by the Montgolfier brothers in
1783.
4 Look out of the window! I think our house_______________ (watch)!
5 By the time Sandra got to the party, all the food _______________ (eat).
6 More than three million tourists _______________ (visit) the Taj Mahal in 2004.
7 Do you think hotels _______________ (build) in space in the future?
8 Twelve people _______________ (walk) on the Moon since the first Apollo landing in 1969.
9 The traffic is really bad this week because a tennis tournament _______________ (hold) in our
town.
10 The shopping centre _______________ (not close) until midnight on Thursdays.

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2 Choose the correct answers.


1 Its a large town with lots of famous landmarks, so everybody / everything / everywhere knows
where it is.
2 Ive been here for an hour now, but I still havent spoken to someone / no one / anyone.
3 You need to have something / anything / everything to eat before you take your exam. You
wont do well on an empty stomach.
4 Ive never done anything / something / everything I regret.
5 Chris tried to switch on his mobile on the train but nobody / nothing / nowhere happened.
6 Id like to go anywhere / nowhere / somewhere new this summer. Im bored with the same
holiday every year.

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3 Rewrite the sentences using introductory it.


1 What you think doesnt matter.
It _______________________________________________________________________ .
2 Today was wet and windy.
It _______________________________________________________________________ .
3 Learning the pronunciation of these words was easy.
It _______________________________________________________________________ .
4 Travelling from Brighton to London takes about an hour.
It _______________________________________________________________________ .

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Vocabulary
4 Complete the sentences with the missing words. The first letter of each word has been
given.
1 We bought our tickets for the express train to Paris from the ticket o__________ .
2 We collected our suitcases from the baggage r__________ area at the airport.
3 I fell asleep in the w__________ room at the station, so I missed my train.
4 My boss always travels in economy c__________ when he flies he likes to save money.
5 Have you got any bags to check in before the flight or have you only got h_________ luggage?
6 After your flight lands, we can meet you in the arrivals h__________ .
7 We filled up the car at the p__________ station outside the supermarket.
8 I got into the car and fastened my s__________ belt.

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5 Complete the sentences with the words below. There is one word that you do not need.
gruelling historic intrepid notorious remote lethal unsuccessful inconvenient
1 The explorer risked his life in __________ parts of the world, hundreds of miles from anywhere.
2 The __________ city of Krakw was the capital of Poland for over 500 years.
3 We admire __________ explorers who never give up in their attempt to explore new places.
4 Crossing the Kalahari was a(n) __________ journey and they were completely exhausted when
they reached their destination.
5 Australia is __________ for having lots of snakes whose bites can kill humans.
6 Our attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro was __________ . We had to turn back just before we
got to the top because of bad weather.
7 The bite of this Australian spider can be __________ to humans. It can kill you in a few minutes.

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6 Choose the correct answers.


1 You need to be looked out / switched on about what is happening in the countries you visit.
2 Please send me the tickets DIY / ASAP. I need them early tomorrow morning.
3 I need to get away for the weekend on my own, with no one around to give me grief / worries.
4 My brother and I have been raised by our mates / folks to know the difference between right
and wrong.
5 Its good to have friends around you when youre away from home. They can cheer you up when
you get wobbly / chilled.

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Use of English
7 Complete the text. Choose the correct answers, A, B, C or D.
Alaska is the largest and the least populated state of the USA. It 1____ from Russia in 1867 for 7.2 million
dollars, but it didnt actually become a state until 1959. Alaska is a 2____ and 3____ place, and it is home to
some 4____ wildlife, from the humpback whale to the grizzly bear.
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____ is the humpback whales which attract many eco-tourists, who can take whale-watching tours along the
Alaskan coast. Whales can 6____ and enjoyed in many ports, with humpbacks and orcas being the most
common. The best way to see and experience these enormous creatures is to take a whale-watching boat tour,
from April through to September.
Another popular tourist activity is hiking, but hikers must be aware of the potential dangers they might
encounter along the walking trails. Grizzly bears are one of these. Ideally, bears should 7____ . If you do come
across one, you shouldnt try and run away, as you 8____ . Although it is good to be careful, very few people
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____ by these creatures in the last 80 years.
These are not the only animals Alaska is famous for. Some people joke that Alaska's unofficial state bird is the
mosquito, because they are relatively large and very common in most parts of the state. While these insects are
not particularly 10____ , they can be very annoying and their bite can be quite painful.

1 A bought B has bought C was bought D was buying


2 A wild B scruffy C gaudy D deserted
3 A isolate B isolated C isolating D isolation
4 A immature B afraid C fascinating D traditional
5 A And B But C It D There
6 A saw B be seeing C be seen D see
7 A avoid B avoided C be avoided D be avoiding
8 A are chased B will be chased C were chased D have been chased
9 A are attacked B had been attacked C will be attacked D have been attacked
10 A breathtaking B widespread C threatening D irritating

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Listening
8 Listen to five people talking about their problems while travelling. Match the speakers 15
with the problems AF. There is one problem you do not need.
Speaker 1 _____
Speaker 2 _____

Speaker 3 _____
Speaker 4 _____

Speaker 5 _____

A This person was late for an important appointment.


B This person had to travel by car because there wasnt any public transport to his/her destination.
C This person was told that his/her service was not running after a delay.
D This person fell asleep on the train and got off at the wrong station.
E This person was unhappy about his/her accommodation.
F This person didnt get the type of seat he/she had asked for.

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Reading
9 Read the text. Are the statements true (T) or false (F)?
The Dakar Rally
Youve probably heard of the off-road motor vehicle rally called the Dakar Rally, but do you know where is
finishes? Before you say Dakar, the capital of Senegal, think again! The last time the rally finished in Dakar
itself was in 2007. In 2008, because of concerns about security, the rally was cancelled and a shorter, less
challenging race called the Central Europe Rally was held in its place. And since 2009, the Dakar Rally has
been held in South America due to the increasing risk of terrorism in Senegal.
The first Dakar Rally was held in 1978. During a race in 1977, a French competitor, Thierry Sabine, had got
lost on his motorcycle in the Libyan desert. Having been rescued, he returned to France convinced that the
desert landscape would provide a fantastic challenge for an international competition. The Dakar Rally began
the next year, and for the next fifteen years, hundreds of drivers and motorcyclists competed in the annual
long-distance race. Competitors would drive from Paris to the Mediterranean, then across the north-western
corner of Africa to the Senegalese capital, trying to avoid getting lost in the desert sandstorms. Then things
became complicated: the region became more and more politically unstable, and officials have had to change
the starting point, rally route and finishing line of the race nearly every year since 1994.
The Dakar Rally has always been highly competitive. Each year, more than 350 car and truck drivers and
motorcycle riders enter the rally, about 80 per cent of whom are amateurs. Unsurprisingly, the majority of
winners have been professionals. The most successful Dakar competitor is Stephane Peterhansel, who won the
rally six times riding a motorbike, before switching to a car and winning a further four titles between 2004 and
2012.
The rally has been subject to a lot of criticism. Many people have protested against it because of the impact it
has on the environment. Others are upset by the fact that the race passes through countries where many people
make less money in their whole lives than a wealthy competitor spends during a single rally. Nevertheless, the
famous race remains as popular as ever. Among rally drivers and car companies, as well as fans who enjoy the
thrill of following the progress of their favourite competitors, the Dakar Rally is still one of the most important
off-road racing competitions in the world.

1 Although some people think differently, the Dakar Rally has never finished in Dakar. ____
2 Thierry Sabine had to be helped home from the desert. ____
3 The route has often changed because it is too easy to get lost in the desert. ____
4 The rally has only been won by professionals. ____
5 The rally is in danger of being cancelled as more and more people protest against it. ____

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Writing
10 Write a description (in 200250 words) of the place where you live or where you grew up.
Include the following information:
Explain which part of your town or country you are describing.
Describe what the area is like.
Mention what facilities are available in the area, and what there is to see and do.
Give your opinion or feelings about living or growing up in that particular town or area.

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