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Straightforward Advanced Unit Test 3

Straightforward Advanced Unit Test 3

Name _______________________             Score ______/50_

Vocabulary

A  Complete the text with words or phrases from the box. Each word can only be used once. There are four extra words.

chuck          donate                 fritter          lavishly                overdrawn       overpriced        overspend               pay off            pick up            piles            run up            set aside           squander           wisely

Like many people I have a problem with shopping. My problem is that I am unable to stop. As soon as I get paid I’m off to the shops to (1) _______ away my hard-earned cash. I always tell myself that I won’t (2) _______ all my money and that I’ll try and (3) _______ as many bargains as possible, but in the end I find myself spending my money (4) _______ on things I don’t even need! What’s worse is that I find it really difficult to (5) _______ anything out and so I now have (6) _______ of rubbish that I don’t think I’m ever going to get rid of. Most months, when I look at my bank statements I find that I’ve gone (7) _______. And each month I swear I won’t (8) _______ again and each month I do. Now I’ve (9) _______ such big debts that I’m going to have to do something about them and try to (10) _______ a little amount each month.

B  Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

(11) We often throw our rubbish in large containers called dumps / skips / scraps.

(12) You can throw bottles into a special bottle dump / deposit / bank.

(13) Our bins are collected early on Tuesday morning. So we throw them away / set them off / put

       them out on Monday night.

(14) You mustn’t throw ends / litter /scraps on the streets.

(15) What do you do with your food ends / litter / scraps?

(16) It’s amazing how much rubbish we throw away / litter / deposit


C  Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words in brackets. You may also need to use a negative prefix.

(17) At the moment things are quite _______ at home. (STRESS)

(18) I’m not sure if I’m _______ of most households in the UK. (REPRESENT)

(19) I was amazed at the number of _______ people in London. (HOME)

(20) The amount of rubbish people throw away is simply _______ , you’d never believe it! (IMAGINE)

(21) The cost is quite _______. Can you tell me how you think we’ll pay for it? (SUBSTANCE)

(22) Although his arguments were quite _______ , I’m still not sure if I agree. (PERSUADE)

Grammar

D  Tick (ü) the sentences which are grammatically correct.

(23)

a)      I do think you spend too much money on clothes.

b)      I think do you spend too much money on clothes.

(24)

a)      Does he really worry a lot, doesn’t he?

b)      He really does worry a lot, doesn’t he?

(25)

a)      I do wish you’d listen to me.

b)      I wish you do listen to me.

(26)

a)      I worry that we’d made a mistake.

b)      I did worry that we’d made a mistake.

(27)

a)      Do be quiet!

b)      Be do quiet!

E  Add emphasis to each sentence by adding do, does or did in the correct place. Be careful! You might also have to change the form of the main verb.

(28) I agree with you.

_____________________________________________.

(29) I told you, but I guess you can’t remember.

_____________________________________________.

(30) Try and pay attention. It’s very important.

_____________________________________________.

(31) I’m not sure what you said, but it had an effect on him.

_____________________________________________.

(32) The amount she can eat really surprises people.

_____________________________________________.

F   Complete each sentence so the meaning is the same as the original.

(33) I was really shocked by how much it cost.

It was ____________________________________________.

(34) When people first meet Sonya they are usually surprised by how small she is.

The thing that _______________________________________________________.

(35) I was amazed by just how much she could eat in one go.

What ____________________________________________.

(36) I’m always amazed by how much skinny people can eat.

One thing that_____________________________________.

(37) They decided to charge for every plastic bag people used.

What _____________________________________________.

(38) She first tried competitive eating in 2003.

It ____________________________________________.

(2 points for each sentence)


Speech features

G  Rewrite each sentence starting with the word in bold.

(39) You’re so kind.

How _____________________________________.

(40) It took me two hours.

Two ______________________________________.

(41) You’re a fantastic person.

What _____________________________________.

(42) I tried to carry on as normal even though I was shocked.

Shocked ____________________________________.

(43) A cheque for £50 is enclosed.

Enclosed ____________________________________.

(44) I have no idea when we’ll finish.

When ____________________________________.

 

 

KEY

 

Straightforward Advanced Unit Test 3

Answer key

 

 

Vocabulary

A

1 fritter  

2 squander  

3 pick up  

4 lavishly  

5 chuck  

6 piles  

7 overdrawn  

8 overspend  

9 run up  

10 pay off

 

B

11 skips  

12 bank  

13 put them out  

14 litter  

15 scraps  

16 throw away

 

C

17 stressful  

18 representative  

19 homeless  

20 unimaginable  

21 substantial  

22 persuasive

 

 

Grammar

D

23 (a)  

24 (b)  

25 (a)  

26 (b)  

27 (a)

 

E

28 I do agree with you.

29 I did tell you, but I guess you can’t remember.

30 Do try and pay attention.

31 I’m not sure what you said, but it did have an effect on him.

32 The amount she can eat really does surprise people.

 

 

 

F

33 It was shocking how much it cost.

34 The thing that surprises people when they first meet Sonya is how small she is.

35 What amazed me was (just) how much she could eat in one go.

36 One thing that always amazes me is how much skinny people can eat.

37 What they decided to do was charge for every plastic bag people used.

38 It was in 2003 that she first tried competitive eating.

(2 points for each sentence)

 

 

Speech feature

G

39 How kind you are.  

40 Two hours it took me.  

41 What a fantastic person you are.  

42 Shocked as I was I tried to carry on as normal.  

43 Enclosed is a cheque for £50.  

44 When we’ll finish I have no idea.

 

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    • Straightforward Advanced Unit Test 3

      Name _______________________ Score ______/50_

      Vocabulary
      A Complete the text with words or phrases from the box. Each word can only be used once. There are four extra words.
      chuck donate fritter lavishly overdrawn overpriced overspend pay off pick up piles run up set aside squander wisely

      Like many people I have a problem with shopping. My problem is that I am unable to stop. As soon as I get paid I’m off to the shops to (1) _______ away my hard-earned cash. I always tell myself that I won’t (2) _______ all my money and that I’ll try and (3) _______ as many bargains as possible, but in the end I find myself spending my money (4) _______ on things I don’t even need! What’s worse is that I find it really difficult to (5) _______ anything out and so I now have (6) _______ of rubbish that I don’t think I’m ever going to get rid of. Most months, when I look at my bank statements I find that I’ve gone (7) _______. And each month I swear I won’t (8) _______ again and each month I do. Now I’ve (9) _______ such big debts that I’m going to have to do something about them and try to (10) _______ a little amount each month.

      B Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.
      (11) We often throw our rubbish in large containers called dumps / skips / scraps.
      (12) You can throw bottles into a special bottle dump / deposit / bank.
      (13) Our bins are collected early on Tuesday morning. So we throw them away / set them off / put
      them out on Monday night.
      (14) You mustn’t throw ends / litter /scraps on the streets.
      (15) What do you do with your food ends / litter / scraps?
      (16) It’s amazing how much rubbish we throw away / litter / deposit

      C Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words in brackets. You may also need to use a negative prefix.
      (17) At the moment things are quite _______ at home. (STRESS)
      (18) I’m not sure if I’m _______ of most households in the UK. (REPRESENT)
      (19) I was amazed at the number of _______ people in London. (HOME)
      (20) The amount of rubbish people throw away is simply _______ , you’d never believe it! (IMAGINE)
      (21) The cost is quite _______. Can you tell me how you think we’ll pay for it? (SUBSTANCE)
      (22) Although his arguments were quite _______ , I’m still not sure if I agree. (PERSUADE)

      Grammar
      D Tick () the sentences which are grammatically correct.
      (23)
      a) I do think you spend too much money on clothes.
      b) I think do you spend too much money on clothes.

      (24)
      a) Does he really worry a lot, doesn’t he?
      b) He really does worry a lot, doesn’t he?

      (25)
      a) I do wish you’d listen to me.
      b) I wish you do listen to me.

      (26)
      a) I worry that we’d made a mistake.
      b) I did worry that we’d made a mistake.

      (27)
      a) Do be quiet!
      b) Be do quiet!

      E Add emphasis to each sentence by adding do, does or did in the correct place. Be careful! You might also have to change the form of the main verb.
      (28) I agree with you.
      _____________________________________________.

      (29) I told you, but I guess you can’t remember.
      _____________________________________________.

      (30) Try and pay attention. It’s very important.
      _____________________________________________.

      (31) I’m not sure what you said, but it had an effect on him.
      _____________________________________________.

      (32) The amount she can eat really surprises people.
      _____________________________________________.

      F Complete each sentence so the meaning is the same as the original.
      (33) I was really shocked by how much it cost.
      It was ____________________________________________.

      (34) When people first meet Sonya they are usually surprised by how small she is.
      The thing that _______________________________________________________.

      (35) I was amazed by just how much she could eat in one go.
      What ____________________________________________.

      (36) I’m always amazed by how much skinny people can eat.
      One thing that_____________________________________.

      (37) They decided to charge for every plastic bag people used.
      What _____________________________________________.

      (38) She first tried competitive eating in 2003.
      It ____________________________________________.

      (2 points for each sentence)

      Speech features
      G Rewrite each sentence starting with the word in bold.
      (39) You’re so kind.
      How _____________________________________.

      (40) It took me two hours.
      Two ______________________________________.

      (41) You’re a fantastic person.
      What _____________________________________.

      (42) I tried to carry on as normal even though I was shocked.
      Shocked ____________________________________.

      (43) A cheque for £50 is enclosed.
      Enclosed ____________________________________.

      (44) I have no idea when we’ll finish.
      When ____________________________________.

      KEY
      Straightforward Advanced Unit Test 3
      Answer key

      Vocabulary
      A
      1 fritter
      2 squander
      3 pick up
      4 lavishly
      5 chuck
      6 piles
      7 overdrawn
      8 overspend
      9 run up
      10 pay off

      B
      11 skips
      12 bank
      13 put them out
      14 litter
      15 scraps
      16 throw away

      C
      17 stressful
      18 representative
      19 homeless
      20 unimaginable
      21 substantial
      22 persuasive

      Grammar
      D
      23 (a)
      24 (b)
      25 (a)
      26 (b)
      27 (a)

      E
      28 I do agree with you.
      29 I did tell you, but I guess you can’t remember.
      30 Do try and pay attention.
      31 I’m not sure what you said, but it did have an effect on him.
      32 The amount she can eat really does surprise people.

      F
      33 It was shocking how much it cost.
      34 The thing that surprises people when they first meet Sonya is how small she is.
      35 What amazed me was (just) how much she could eat in one go.
      36 One thing that always amazes me is how much skinny people can eat.
      37 What they decided to do was charge for every plastic bag people used.
      38 It was in 2003 that she first tried competitive eating.
      (2 points for each sentence)

      Speech feature
      G
      39 How kind you are.
      40 Two hours it took me.
      41 What a fantastic person you are.
      42 Shocked as I was I tried to carry on as normal.
      43 Enclosed is a cheque for £50.
      44 When we’ll finish I have no idea.

      TEST 4

      Straightforward Advanced Unit Test 4

      Name _______________________ Score ______/50_

      Vocabulary
      A Complete the sentences with the words and phrases from the box. Each word or phrase can only be used once. There are four extra words and phrases.
      booming close to tears cry your eyes out deep high-pitched teeth
      laugh out loud lips mouth muttering shaky shriek sigh whisper

      a) I fell in love with him the first time I heard him speak. He had such a (1) _______ voice. It wasn’t (2) _______, just strong and powerful.
      b) Her name is on everyone’s (3) _______ at the moment, but by next year they’ll have forgotten her.
      c) When she won the award she was so emotional that her voice was really (4) _______ and she was (5) _______.
      d) It wasn’t that funny. You really didn’t need to (6) _______.
      e) Just (7) _______ his name to me. I promise I won’t tell anyone.
      f) I wouldn’t believe a word he’s saying. He’s lying through his (8) _______.
      g) She’s got such a young sounding, (9) _______ voice and when she laughs it’s more like a (10) _______.

      B Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.
      (11) You really should be careful not to strain your mouth / voice / words.
      (12) I roared / snapped / whined with laughter at his jokes.
      (13) Your voice is really flat / gentle / hoarse. Have you been shouting?
      (14) Try to keep your lips / mouth / teeth shut! I know he annoys you, but there’s no point arguing.
      (15) I wish you’d stop booming / grunting / moaning about it. You can’t change anything now, so you may as well keep quiet.
      (16) I’m sorry I muttered / snapped / stuttered at you. I was just very tired.
      (17) He was trembling / scaring / frightening with anger at what had happened.

      C Complete the text with the words from the box. Each word can only be used once. There are three extra words
      cried lower shot raise shout moan soft speech voice word stuttered

      As a singer my (18) _______ is really important to me and I have to take good care of it. Sometimes people are taken by surprise at how (19) _______ my voice is when I speak. I guess it’s because I have such a strong voice when I sing. I don’t like to (20) _______ my voice for obvious reasons, but if I need to (21) _______ I will. When I won my first singing contract I (22) _______ with joy, I was so happy. One reason for this was that as a child I (23) _______ a lot. My mother was really worried so she took me to a (24) _______ therapist and he helped me work on my voice. My mother also wanted me to be a singer. I didn’t think I’d ever be any good, but I decided to give it my best (25) _______. Now of course my voice is what has made me famous – amazing really when you think of it.

      Grammar
      D Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.
      (26) He claimed _______ the answer.
      a) he know b) to know c) knowing

      (27) She accused _______ him cry.
      a) me of making b) me making c) to make

      (28) He apologized _______ what he had.
      a) to say b) for say c) for saying

      (29) John regretted _______ his mother’s advice.
      a) ignoring b) ignore c) to ignore

      (30) Andy invited Lucy _______ to the concert with him.
      a) going b) to go c) go

      (31) She warned _______ my voice.
      a) to rest b) me resting c) me to rest

      (32) I stressed _______ his time.
      a) that he should take b) that he should to take c) that he should taking

      (33) He denied _______ at the children.
      a) to shout b) that he shout c) shouting

      E Complete the conversation with the modal verbs from the box. Each word can only be used once.
      can’t could couldn’t may might must won’t

      Linda: Hi Joanne. Have you heard the news?
      Joanne: No. What news is that?
      Linda: Oh come on! You (34) _______ have heard. It’s been in all the newspapers.
      Joanne: Well, I’ve been on holiday, so I (35) _______ get the newspapers.
      Linda: Wow! Well you (36) _______ believe it when I tell you.
      Joanne: So, don’t keep me waiting. Tell me.
      Linda Well, do you remember Maria from school?
      Joanne: Yes, I think so. Was she Andy’s girlfriend?
      Linda I don’t know. She (37) _______ have been. Well, anyway, she’s just released a record.
      Joanne: You mean, as in singing?
      Linda Yes.
      Joanne: I (38) _______ believe it!
      Linda Why not? When she was young she (39) _______ sing really well.
      Joanne: You (40) _______ well be right, but I still find it difficult to believe.

      F Report the direct speech using the verb at the end of each line.
      (41) ‘You didn’t tell me,’ he said. COMPLAIN
      ___________________________________________.

      (42) ‘OK. I’ll phone you tonight,’ she said. PROMISE
      ___________________________________________.

      (43) ‘No, I won’t help you,’ she said. REFUSE
      ___________________________________________.

      (44) ‘You really mustn’t shout so much,’ he said. TELL OFF
      ___________________________________________.

      (45) ‘It wasn’t my fault,’ he said. REPLY
      ___________________________________________.

      (2 points for each sentence)

      KEY

      Straightforward Advanced Unit Test 4
      Answer key

      Vocabulary
      A
      1 deep
      2 booming
      3 lips
      4 shaky
      5 close to tears
      6 laugh out loud
      7 whisper
      8 teeth
      9 high-pitched
      10 shriek

      B
      11 voice
      12 roared
      13 hoarse
      14 mouth
      15 moaning
      16 snapped
      17 trembling

      C
      18 voice
      19 soft
      20 raise
      21 shout
      22 cried
      23 stuttered
      24 speech
      25 shot

      Grammar
      D
      26 (b) to know
      27 (a) me of making
      28 (c) for saying
      29 (a) ignoring
      30 (b) to go
      31 (c) me to rest
      32 (a) that he should take
      33 (c) shouting

      E
      34 must
      35 couldn’t
      36 won’t
      37 might / may
      38 can’t
      39 could
      40 may / might

      F
      41 He complained (that) I hadn’t told him.
      42 She promised (that) she would phone me tonight.
      43 She refused to help me.
      44 He told me off for shouting so much.
      45 He replied that it hadn’t been his fault. / He replied that it wasn’t his fault.
      (2 points for each sentence)

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