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FINAL MOCK EXAM

THE THEFT OF THE MONA LISA

On Monday August 21st 1913, the world’s famous work of ark, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda, was stolen from the Louvre museum in Paris. However, it wasn’t until the next day, when a painter, Louis Béroud, went to look at the painting and saw an empty space where the Mona Lisa had been displayed, that it became clear that it was missing. He contacted security guards and a search began which took a whole week, because of the huge size of the museum. The frame which had held the picture was eventually found and a police investigation began.

Many people were interviewed about the theft, including museum workers. The police even questioned Pablo Picasso because they thought he might know the thief. He had once bought two sculptures from a friend named Pieret who had stolen these pieces from the Louvre some months before the Mona Lisa theft. It was thought that Picasso’s friend might have also stolen the Mona Lisa. However, after interrogating him and his friend, police were eventually convinced that Picasso didn’t know anything about the theft and he was released.

The public was devastated by the theft and many people queued to stare sadly at the blank space where the Mona Lisa had once hung. One visitor even left a bunch of flowers. There were many theories about who was responsible for the theft, including one that suggested that a Louvre worker had stolen the painting to reveal how bad the security was at the museum.

Two years later the painting was finally recovered in Italy. A man named Vincenzo Perugia was arrested as he tried to sell the work to the Uffizi Gallery. He admitted to the theft, explaining he didn’t believe that a painting by such an important Italian artist should be kept in France.

COMPREHENSION

A.- ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-3 ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN THE TEXT. USE YOUR OWN WORDS.

1.- How long did it take to search the Louvre? Why?

2.- Why did the police interview Picasso?

3.- When was the thief finally arrested?

B.- ARE THESE STATEMENTS TRUE OR FALSE? JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWERS WITH THE PRECISE WORDS OR PHRASES FROM THE TEXT,

4.-People didn’t realize the picture had been stolen until a day later.

5.- The thief stole the painting because he thought its true home was Italy

USE OF ENGLISH

-- Vocabulary --

C.- FIND A SYNONYM FOR THESE WORDS

6.- not there

7.- allowed to go free

8.- stood in a line

9.- show

D.- GIVE A NOUN WITH THE SAME ROOT AS “responsible

E.- MATCH EACH WORD TO ITS DEFINITION

1. Career

2. College

3. Mugger

4. Sensitive

5. Retake

6. Stick to

a. A person who attacks people in order to steal their money.

b. Understanding what other people need, and being helpful and kind to them.

c. Any place for specialized education after the age of 16 where people study or train to get knowledge and/or skills

d. The job or series of jobs that you do during your working life

e. To obey or do what it stays

f. To take an examination again because you failed it the first time

F.- COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF THESE WORDS

BOOK

CHEAT

ENERGY

FALL IN LOVE

GO ON

BREAK DOWN

MOOD

PUT ON

RETAKE

ROW

SEE OFF

SET OFF

All the family

weight, so they’re

a diet.

Before

,

all our friends came to

us

Mary and Ken are always angry with one another. They

(always)

Remember to

We had to phone a mechanic because our car

a hotel before buying the plane ticket

She is very angry about small things.

When I first saw Berti I immediately

You have to

- she is always active and busy. But she is sometimes very

with her

the exam because the teacher saw you

G- WHO’S WHO? CRIMES AND CRIMINAL

, and get

 

CRIMINAL

CRIME

VERB

Taking things from shops

     

Taking money from a place like a bank

     

Going into people’s houses to take things

     

Taking a person away

     

H.- COMPLETE WITH THE CORRECT WORD(S) WHERE NECESSARY

Try this. It tastes

apple, but it is not.

These flowers always smell

It sounds

That burger smells

wonderful

someone is coming.

it’s just cooked.

I.- REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES IN A DIFFERENT WAY

Her face went really red.

She…

My brother is very thin

Mark and Liz went to live together.

She met Pete by chance at the supermarket

Peter was not found innocent

I had to stop eating chocolate

--Grammar

J.- FILL IN THE GAP WITH A CORRECT FORM OF THE VERB IN BRACKETS.

1.

(find) out more about your personality is always interesting.

2.

I

(pass) my driving test by the time I’m 20.

3.

I’m getting used to

(get) up early in the morning.

4.

I’m sorry but you are not allowed

(smoke) in here.

5.

Jane

(come) to the gym today.

6.

My friend is very good at

(speak) languages

7.

My parents

(buy) me a car before I

(pass) my driving test.

8.

There’s someone at the door. – I

(open)

9.

This time tomorrow we

(get) ready for our holiday.

10.

What

(you/learn) on the course yesterday?

11.

When they arrived at the theatre, the play

(already/start)

K.- TURN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE INTO THE PASSIVE VOICE

1. They gave the student some money for his studies

2. The journalist immediately communicated the news to the main office

3. Parents may do all the work

4. My mum is going to sell her old car

5. Someone has shown the teenagers the adverts.

6. The doctor tested my eyesight.

L.- TURN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE INTO REPORTED SPEECH

1. “Be careful at the party tonight” the mother told her son.

2. “Don’t worry about it. I’ll do it”, she said.

3. “Was the vandal taken to court?” the judge asked.

4. “Where are you going on holiday next summer?” he asked me

5. “Why don’t we go to Scotland nest year?” he said.

6. “Will you help me, please?” the woman asked the police officer.

7. “You can’t see your family until tomorrow,” the police told the criminal

M.- JOIN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES USING AN APPROPRIATE LINKER

1. He plays football very well. He plays like Ronaldo (COMPARISON)

2. He was hit on his face. She opened the door (TIME)

3. He was very tired after the walk. He fell asleep immediately (RESULT)

4. I must telephone the hotel company today. I need to check they’ve got my booking (PURPOSE)

5. They went skiing. No one could ski (CONTRAST)

6. We had won some money. We decided to travel around Europe (REASON)

7. We stopped for a break at midday. Everyone wanted to have lunch (PURPOSE)

N.- JOIN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES USING A RELATIVE. MAKE CHANGES IF NECESSARY.

1. Mr. Brown is a strict teacher. He always punishes bad behavior

2. That girl is very intelligent. Her parents are both teachers.

O-- REWRITE THE SENTENCE WITHOUT CHANGING ITS MEANING

1. Alberto was likely to have had an accident. (modal verb)

2. Although he didn’t have a visa, he was able to stay in the country for a week (NOT HAVING)

3. Are you allowed to go out with boys? (LET / PARENTS)

4. I’m sure that is not Nick. He said he would get here about now (modal verb)

5. It was such a good holiday that they didn’t want to come home (SO)

6. It’s certain that Jane stayed out last night. (modal verb)

7. She used to read a book every week. (READING)

8. It’s impossible for people to fall in love after only one date. (modal verb)

9. It’s necessary for you to make a good impression (modal verb)

10. It’s prohibited for you to be late (modal verb)

11. We’ll go for a picnic if it doesn’t rain (UNLESS)

P.- COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONALSENTENCES

1. If he hadn’t eaten so much fast food,

2. I’d tell you to go on a diet if

Q.- USE THE WORDS IN THE BOXES TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL SENTENCE. USE ALL AND ONLY THE WORDS IN THE BOXES WITHOUT CHANGING THEIR FORM.

Say

He

I

Sorry

To

Am

Ill

is

R.- GIVE A QUESTION FOR THE UNDERLINED WORDS

I have been studying for five hours

PRODUCTION

S.- WRITE A COMPOSITION OF APPROXIMATELY 120 WORDS. CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS, AND FOCUS STRICTLY ON IT. SPECIFY YOUR OPTION.

a. “Crime is not a problem in my area”. Do you agree?

b. How should thieves be punished?