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FACOLTA DI LINGUE

INGLESE III ANNO

MAGGIO 2012

SURNAME____________________________NAME___________________________________
Part 1 - Multiple choice. For questions 1-10, place an X on the BEST answer (A, B, C or D)
1.

______ the bad weather, we enjoyed our holiday.

A. Although
2.

B. In spite

C. Even though

D. Despite

______ 50 miles to Naples, so we'll be there in about an hour

A. It's

B. There are

C. They are

D. We are

3. I work in a department store. I'm ______ of household goods.


A. responsible

B. employee

C. in charge

D. staff

4. When I first came to live in Italy, people ______ me about my purple hair.
A. have always teased

B. were always teasing

C. were used to teasing

D. used to teasing

C. waste of time

D. best of time

C. on like a house on fire

D. her act together

C. him dancing

D. he will dance

5. You should visit Prague. You'll have the ______ there!


A. lifetime

B. time of your life

6. She's so bossy! She always gets ______


A. the wrong end of the stick

B. her own way

7. Paul was in the nightclub? I can't imagine ______ !


A. him to dance

B. him dance

8. If I'd listened to his advice, I ______ in this terrible situation now. I need an exit strategy!
A. would be

B. won't be

C. can't have been

D. wouldn't be

9. I thought the box was empty, but I could hear something ______ inside it. It turned out to be a pencil
A. slamming

B. rattling

C. roaring

D. creaking

10. Those two guys are really vain! They love ______ how good-looking they are.
A. telling

B. being told

C. you tell

D. you say

Part 2 - Word formation. For questions 11-15 use the word written in capitals at the end of each line to form a
word that fits into the space.

11. Sorrento is a nice town but it's not as good as they say. I think it's _______________________. (RATE)
12. Have you seen Mick lately? He looks completely different, almost ______________________. (RECOGNIZE)
13. With banks refusing to lend money to young people, first-time _____________________won't (BUY)
be able to get a mortgage.

14. Many so-called historical films frequently distort the truth and ______________________ lie. (OCCASION)
15. The solidarity I received from so many people was ________________________ .

(OVERWHELM)

Part 3 - Sentence Transformation. For questions 16-20, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as
the first, using the word given. Do not change the word given. Use between three and six words.
16. Now the tourists have seen how beautiful it is here, theres a good chance theyll return.
HAVING
The tourists are likely how beautiful it is here.
17. John was worried that he couldnt think of any new ideas for the advertising campaign.
UP
What worried John was his inability with
any new ideas for the advertising campaign.
18. At the time, scientists did not realize how important their findings were.

FAILED
At the time, scientists ... .of their findings.
19. What are your plans for celebrating Jennifers birthday?
MIND
What..for celebrating Jennifers birthday?
20. Dont you think you should start to look for a job?
TIME
Dont you think.for a job?
Part 4 - Cloze test. For questions 21-25, read the following passage and find one suitable word for each space.
Sonja Bata, the chairwoman of Torontos Shoe Museum, firmly (21) .... that footwear speaks a
global language. At the Shoe Museum, there are some 10,000 boots and shoes (22) .... display,
ranging from Egyptian tomb shoes dating from 2500 B.C. to shoes donated by such pop stars (23) ....
Madonna. The more I research the subject, says Sonja, the more I find that footwear reveals more about the world of
the wearer than (24) .... other article of clothing. Shoes give you a real insight (25) ..
their owners lives.
Part 5. For questions 26-30 think of ONE word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences.
26. The judge had a very sense of humour, which often surprised people as he looked so serious.
Dont walk on the path until the concrete is .
If you wash your hair too frequently, it may become very .. and lose all its shine.
__________
27. Im not sure I can park the car in that small space but Ill have a . at it.
All photographers dream of taking the perfect that will make them famous.
The Wimbledon crowd went mad as Andy Murray played a magnificent .

__________

28. The English teacher didnt want to lose . by admitting he didnt know the answer.
Some reptiles can shoot poison into your .. from up to three metres away.
Never before had anyone attempted to climb the mountain from the north .

__________

29. Our . lost 2-1 in the local derby and were knocked out of the cup.
I could see Gina on the far .. of the room talking to the Russian teacher.
Once you hear her . of the story, youll understand why it didnt work.

__________

30. We were given very .. instructions about how to tackle the maths problem.
It was . to everyone that he was not on his best form that day.
The water is very ..on this side of the bay and you can see plenty of fish.

__________

Part 6 - Reading Comprehension. Read the article about travel guide books and answer questions 1-15
Of which series of books are the following stated?

The tone of one of its guides is too serious.

31. .

One of its guides has been greatly improved.

32. .

Its guides give ratings to places

33. .

B Rough Guide

One of its guides is generally considered a classic

34. .

C Cadogan

Some of its guides are written by new writers.

35. .........

Its guides convey a sense of the pleasures of travelling.

36. .

There are not many guides in this series.

37. .

Its guides are accused of having an undesirable effect .

38. .
39. ............

A Lonely Planet

D Trade and Travel


E Michelin
F Access

Important facts are missing from all of its guides.

40. .

G Everyman

COMPOSITION
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING -:
1.

You have had a class discussion about the drawbacks and positive aspects of going to study in another country?
Write an essay discussing these issues.

2.

You see this announcement in a TV magazine.


KTV Productions
Some reality TV programmes are real-life documentaries, which film ordinary peoples daily lives, while
others are reality game shows which film people attempting various difficult tasks. We produce both types of
programme and are interested in viewers opinions. Please write us a report briefly describing one reality
show of each type that you have watched, explaining which show you found more entertaining and saying
whether you would consider participating in a reality show.

3.

You see this announcement in an international fashion magazine.


YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR
Some people say that you can tell a lot about someones personality from the clothes they wear. Do you agree?
Write an article telling us what you think , giving your reasons.

FACOLTA DI LINGUE

INGLESE III ANNO

MAGGIO 2012

SURNAME____________________________NAME___________________________________
NB: You MUST write your answers on this ANSWER SHEET.
PART 1 - MULTIPLE CHOICE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
PART 2 - WORD FORMATION
11
12
13
14
15
PART 3 - SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION
16
17
18
19
20
PART 4 - CLOZE TEST
21
22
23
24
25
PART 5 - ONE WORD
26
27
28
29
30

PART 6 - READING COMPREHENSION


31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40

FACOLTA DI LINGUE

INGLESE III ANNO

MAGGIO 2012

SURNAME____________________________NAME___________________________________
NB: You MUST write your answers on this ANSWER SHEET.

KEY
PART 1 - MULTIPLE CHOICE
1
D
2
A
3
C
4
B
5
B
6
B
7
C
8
D
9
B
10
B
PART 2 - WORD FORMATION
11
OVERRATED
12
UNRECOGNIZABLE /
IRRECOGNIZABLE
13
BUYERS
14
OCCASIONALLY
15
OVERWHELMING
PART 3 - SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION
16
TO RETURN HAVING SEEN
17
TO COME UP
18
FAILED TO REALIZE THE
IMPORTANCE
19
DO YOU HAVE / HAVE YOU GOT
IN MIND
20
ITS TIME YOU STARTED
LOOKING
PART 4 - CLOZE TEST
21
BELIEVES
22
ON
23
AS
24
ANY / EVERY
25
INTO
PART 5 - ONE WORD
26
DRY
27
SHOT
28
FACE
29
SIDE
30
CLEAR

PART 6 - READING COMPREHENSION


31
D
32
B
33
E
34
D
35
C
36
A
37
G
38
A/B
39
B/A
40
E