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Language Leader Intermediate Progress Test A Units 1012


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Underline the odd word or phrase.

attorney

prosecutor

suspect

character

decline

dub

level off

top out

pitch

sitcom

animation

soap

chapter

novel

character

captor

offender

fraud

stabilise

charge

documentary

gripping

groundbreaking

incomparable

genre

set

hostage

sequel
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Complete the text with one or two words in the gaps.

The witness started by giving her name and promising 0_to tell__ the truth. The prosecutor
asked the witness if 1__________ seen the man before. She said that she had. She thought it had
been two months 2__________. The prosecutor then asked the witness where. She told the
prosecutor she 3__________ met him at the party in the victims house. The prosecutor
suggested 4__________ at the suspect again. The prosecutor 5__________ know how she could
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__________ sure he was the man. The witness replied that there had been a 7__________
people at the party but only one man had one eye. Also, 8__________ the other people at the
party wore glasses. She said if she had met another man in her life who had one eye and wore
glasses, she was sure she 9__________ remembered. At this point the lawyer for the defence
decided 10__________ protest but the judge advised the lawyer 11__________ quiet.
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3

Fill the gaps with a word to make phrasal verbs or word combinations.

This is a company with a long tradition. Were over 150 years old you know.

Mr Eberhardt will take __________ as manager next week.

Scientists cannot find a genetic __________ between the two babies.

We must protect these insects before they die __________.

I hope the idea catches __________. He spent a lot of money on it.

Leaving the company was a career __________.

You have to slow __________ or youll have a heart attack.

My father and I have always had a close __________.

8 Children who fail at school often believe they cant do well and so continue to fail. Its a
vicious __________.

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4

Read the text. In which paragraph can you find out:

The name of the actor who played Buffy.

What has happened to the other actors since Buffy.

__________

How many series were made.

__________

How Buffy came to TV.

The future for Buffy.

The directors feelings towards TV and film companies. __________

__________
__________

5 YEARS LATER ... WHERES BUFFY NOW?


a) In 2003, if you didnt know who Buffy was, you obviously didnt
live on this planet. All of us were loving or hating the most
surprising and, possibly, most financially successful series in TV
history.
b) A 1992 film, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (for those of you living on
that other planet, vampires are dead people who drink the blood
of the living) was a failure so the creator, Joss Whedon took the
idea for a TV series and pitched it to Warner Bros. What did they
see? Buffy was a mix of horror, soap opera and sitcom, directed
towards teenagers and twenty-somethings. It was a completely
untried new genre. Most people would have laughed but Warner
didnt. They gave Whedon the chance and the rest is history.
c) This groundbreaking TV series ran for seven series with a total of
144 episodes. It would have gone to an eighth series if Sarah
Michelle Geller, who played Buffy, hadnt decided she had had
enough. Was that the right career decision?
d) The truth is that actors and actresses have found out that life after
Buffy has not been as successful as they had expected. Ms Geller
has made a few films but nothing as big as Buffy. Two or three of
the other actors and actresses have been in films but have done
little. The only successful actor has been David Boreanaz, who had
his own successful TV series and is now starring in a successful
crime series called Bones. For everyone else its all been a little
disappointing.
e) Joss Whedon must have thought that he had a big future. It hasnt
quite happened for him. The other series he did for Boreanaz,
Angel was quite successful but his next series Firefly failed.
The critics loved it but the TV channels didnt buy into the idea.
Since then, however, Firefly has been turned into a film which

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has been very successful. Nevertheless, Joss has felt that he is still
not properly understood by the big media companies.
f) However, although Buffy can no longer be seen on TV, she is still
very much alive. A comic book series is very successful. There are
still plans for films and a TV series connected to Buffy and the
DVDs still sell very well. The World of Buffy is still with us and
Joss Whedon is still very popular in TV land.

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5

Listen to the dialogue and decide whether the sentences are true or false.

Track 4

Chloe didnt enjoy her first week.

false

Sales staff need to be just fashion specialists.

__________

Sales staff dont need to wear a uniform.

__________

They picked up an idea at a Milan fashion show.

__________

They didnt take assistants to shows last year but will this year.

__________

Chloe should put pressure on customers to make a decision.

__________
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TOTAL

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