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LITE ENTRY TEST.

Please answer as many questions you can. Dont worry if you cant answer all the questions, remember that the test gets harder towards the end.
Choose the correct sentence

1. 2. 3. 4.

Mike are a big man. / Mike is a big man. I am twenty-five years old. / I have twenty-five years. We are going to London tomorrow / We going to London tomorrow. Mount Everest is the biggest mountain in the world / Mount Everest is the most big mountain in the world. 5. She eats at the moment. / She is eating at the moment.
Complete the five conversations, choose A, B, or C:

6. Is lunch ready yet? A. Ten minutes ago B. In a few minutes C. Its been too long 7. Ill write a letter to you A. Ill post it B. That will be nice C. It hasnt come yet 8. Lets have a pizza A. Not again B. It doesnt matter C. Not at all

9. How does the washing machine work? A. Too much B. Not often C. Like this 10. I prefer swimming to tennis. A. I do, too B. I cant have it C. Thats better

Complete the conversation between two friends. For questions 11-14 choose between A-G. Use each option only once!

Gordon: Marie: Gordon:

Marie: Gordon: Marie: Gordon: Marie: Gordon: Marie: Gordon:

Hi Marie. How are you? Im fine thanks, how are you? Im fine. Thats a lovely sweater youre wearing. Where did you buy it? 11___________ Do you know where he bought it? 12___________ Is that the shop next to the pizza restaurant? 13___________ Do they sell sweaters for men? 14___________ Good. I must go and have a look.

A. Yes, he always buys me nice things. B. The shopping centre has a lot of clothes shops C. No I dont. He didnt tell me, but he often buys things from New Look D. I didnt. My brother gave it to me for my birthday E. Oh, Im sure they do. They have clothes for everyone. F. I dont have a lot of money for clothes G. No, its on the other side of the road.

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Sources: KET, PET, FCE and CAE Handbooks, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations 2004.

For each question choose the correct word for each space, choose A, B, C or D.

Deep Sleep Deep sleep is important for everyone. The actual (15)__ of sleep you need depends (16)__ your age. A young child (17)__ to sleep ten to twelve hours, and a teenager about nine hours. Adults differ a lot in their sleeping (18)__. For most of them, seven to eight hours a night is (19)__, but some sleep longer, while others manage with only four hours. For a good night, having a comfortable (20)__ to sleep is very important. Also there should be (21)__ of fresh air in the room. A warm drink sometimes helps people to sleep, (22)__ it is not a good idea to drink coffee immediately before going to bed. (23)__ you have to travel a very long distance, try to go to bed earlier than usual the day before the (24)__. This will help you to feel more rested when you arrive. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25. Nothing of value is left in this van overnight A Valuable objects are removed at night. B Valuables should not be left in the van C This van is locked at night. A Mike didnt attend the meeting about the swimming competition B Sues notes on the swimming competition are incomplete C Mike and Sue are both taking part in the swimming competition A A A A A A A A A A size on could ways few point plenty because Since journey B B B B B B B B B B number to ought habits well place much as Until voyage C C C C C C C C C C amount in must manners less position many although After call D D D D D D D D D D sum of should actions enough part several even If visit

Look at the text in each question, what does it say? Choose A B or C

26. To: Mike From: Sue Subject: Swimming Competition Could you email the event list didnt get all the details down at our last meeting. Sorry youre not fit enough. Wish me luck! 27. CYCLISTS! Slow down for people on foot This cycle path is shared with pedestrians

A Reduce speed if someone is walking on this path B Pedestrians should take care if there is a cyclist on the path. C Leave the cycle path if there are people on foot. Page 2

Sources: KET, PET, FCE and CAE Handbooks, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations 2004.

28. A You must find out the time your flight leaves from your booking information B You will not hear any flight information so read the screens instead C You should check that the screen gives the same flight information as your ticket. A Joes shoes will be delivered to the shoe shop on Thursday. B The shoe shop will order Joes shoes before Thursday C Joe needs to go to the shoe shop by Thursday

Please note there are no flight announcements passengers must check the flight information screens.

29. MESSAGE Joe Tailors shoe shop phoned. Theyve got the shoes you ordered but will only keep them till Thursday. Can you get them before then?

For questions 30-37 complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. DO NOT CHANGE THE WORD. You must use between two and five words.

30. Why are you interested in taking up a new hobby? WANT Why _____________________________________________ up a new hobby? 31. Have you seen my gloves anywhere, Eric? asked Mrs Noble. SEEN Mrs Noble asked Eric _____________________________ her gloves anywhere. 32. Robert has not had a job for two years. OUT Robert has ____________________________________________ for two years. 33. I will complete the work only if you pay me 500 extra, said Frank NOT I will _____________________________you pay me 500 extra, said Frank. 34. The thief ran right past you so Im sure you saw his face. MUST The thief ran right past you so ________________________________ his face. 35. I dont object to the council building a new road here. OBJECTION I _________________________________ the council building a new road here. 36. The author wrote her latest novel while she was staying in Majorca WAS The authors latest novel ______________________________ stay in Majorca. 37. The newspaper offered Lynda 5000 for her story, but she refused. TURNED Lynda ________________________ of 5000 from the newspaper for her story.

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Sources: KET, PET, FCE and CAE Handbooks, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations 2004.

For questions 38-47 read the text below. Use the word to form a new word that fits in the space in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0)

COMPUTERS THAT PLAY GAMES Computers have had the (0)ability to play chess for many years now, and their (38)____ in games against the best players in the word has shown steady (39)__. However, it will be years before the designers of computer games machines can beat their (40)__ challenge yet the ancient board game Go. The playing area is (41)__ larger than in chess and there are far more pieces, so that the (42)__ of moves is almost (43)__. The game involves planning so many moves ahead that even the (44)__ calculations of the fastest modern computers are (45)__ to deal with the problems of the game. In a recent (46)__ for computer Go machines, the best machine beat all its computer rivals but lost (47)__ to three young schoolchildren, so there is obviously still a lot of work to do. 0. ABLE 38. PERFORM 39. IMPROVE 40. BIG 41. CONSIDERABLE 42. COMBINE 43. END 44. IMPRESS 45. SUFFICIENT 46. COMPETE 47. HEAVY ability _ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________

For questions 48-52 read the following text and then choose from the list A-I the best phrase to fill each space. Write one letter in the space provided, and use each letter only once.

LEARNING HOW TO BEHAVE Most people are unaware they possess a quite remarkable skill, which is usually overlooked because it is exercised daily, and in the most ordinary of contexts. But without it, our lives would be unfulfilled and empty. It is the ability to relate to others, to engage them in conversation, to operate as social and sociable individuals and to develop both short-term and long-term relationships (48)__. We are not born with this ability. There is nothing wired into the human brain that provides us with set responses to social situations. To perform effectively in a world (49)__, encounters and relationships, we have to learn what to do. Small babies, as any parent will remember, are among the least sociable beings (50)__. They are totally demanding, utterly selfish and scream with rage if their every whim is not immediately satisfied. Somehow this unlikely raw material is transformed over the years into a being (51)__ on being able to form reciprocal bonds with others and to follow complex rules (52)__. The monstrous infant becomes the caring, responsible adult whose life experiences revolve around both the joys and pains, and the giving and receiving, of friendships and other relationships. It is this remarkable transformation which is the central characteristic of being human.
A. B. C. D. E. that you could imagine which relies for its survival that relies so heavily on social interaction which nobody understands, not even scientists that they do without conscious thought F. G. H. which lies at the heart of our very existence as human beings that takes a lifetime to learn and practise that govern every aspect of its social life

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Sources: KET, PET, FCE and CAE Handbooks, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations 2004.

Writing up to 200 words. Write one of the following: 1. A letter to your friends or family back home. Tell them about your life at the moment and one or two good things you have been doing recently. 2. A review of a film. Write about the plot, the characters, the actors and tell the reader if you enjoyed it. 3. A letter complaining about a purchase you recently made from a department store. The item you bought is faulty. Explain what you bought, where you bought it and what you want them to do about it. 4. A story describing something that has happened to you.

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Sources: KET, PET, FCE and CAE Handbooks, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations 2004.

Name: Date: LITE Entry Test Answer Sheet Write the correct words in the gap: 1. Mike ___ a big man. 2. I ____ 25 years old. 3. We __________ to London tomorrow. 4. Mount Everest is the _______ mountain in the world. 5. She _________ at the moment. Choose the correct letter: 6. A 7. A 8. A 9. A 10. A B B B B B C C C C C Choose the correct letter: 15. A 16. A 17. A 18. A 19. A 20. A 21. A 22. A 23. A 24. A 25. A 26. A 27. A 28. A 29. A B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D

Write the correct letter: 11. __ 12. __ 13. __ 14. __

Write 2 5 words: 30. ____________________________ 31. ____________________________ 32. ____________________________ 33. ____________________________ 34. ____________________________ 35. ____________________________ 36. ____________________________ 37. ____________________________

Write the correct word: 38. _____________ 39. _____________ 40. _____________ 41. _____________ 42. _____________ 43. _____________ 44. _____________ 45. _____________ 46. _____________ 47. _____________

Write the correct letter: 48. ___ 49. ___ 50. ___ 51. ___ 52. ___

Sources: KET, PET, FCE and CAE Handbooks, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations 2004.

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Sources: KET, PET, FCE and CAE Handbooks, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations 2004.

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