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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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  1. do you have straightforward advanced progress test 3 and 4 ? with answer keys

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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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  2. hi.every body .is there the test 10.11.and 12 of staightforward advanced .
    best regards.

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    • Straightforward Advanced Unit Test 10

      Name _______________________ Score ______/50_

      Vocabulary
      A Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.
      (1) Sometimes the only way to really _______ is to be highly competitive.
      a) come to grief b) get on in life c) go badly

      (2) It’s no good. When he’s watching football he’s _______ the TV. You’ll just have to wait until the match finishes.
      a) a lost cause to b) come to nothing c) glued to

      (3) You may as well give up. It really _______.
      a) is a lost cause b) comes to nothing c) is a bright future

      (4) Well done! Looking at these exam results you’ve got a really _______ ahead of you.
      a) lost cause b) remote control c) bright future

      (5) Pass me the _______. I want to check what’s on BBC1.
      a) anchor b) remote control c) sitcom

      (6) It might _______, but unless you try you’ll never know.
      a) come to nothing b) draw a blank c) a bright future

      (7) You don’t _______ of beating him! He always wants to win.
      a) fall through b) do well c) stand a chance

      (8) The programme was a complete flop. The _______ were terrible.
      a) ratings b) remote controls c) viewers

      B Replace the underlined words and phrases with a phrasal verb from the box. Each phrasal verb can only be used once.
      came in for crack down on face up to go in for got away with make up for put up with

      (9) I’m really not sure if anything can compensate for all the trouble I’ve been put through.
      (10) She will have to deal with the problem eventually.
      (11) That sounds like the kind of challenge Ben would take part in if he could.
      (12) I can’t believe you weren’t punished for doing that!
      (13) How do you tolerate all the pain?
      (14) I decided to do some charity work after I received some criticism from the media about my
      lifestyle.
      (15) I think we really have to deal more strictly with cheats in sport.

      C Complete the text using words and phrases from the box. Each word or phrase can only be used once. There are four extra words and phrases.
      achieve his aim make a mess bright future newsreader look up to
      couch potato prove them wrong fall through overnight success
      do well face up to sense of achievement total shambles

      My brother is an inspiration to me – definitely someone I (16) _______. When he was at school the teachers said he was a (17) _______ and that he’d never (18) _______ in life. From then on I think he just wanted to go and (19) _______. He had to work really hard to (20) _______ – he wanted to work on TV as a (21) _______ or a reporter. It took him more than fifteen years to make it and he certainly wasn’t an (22) _______, but I think that’s actually a good thing. The fact that everyone thought he’d (23) _______ of his life and yet he’s managed to succeed has, I think, made the (24) _______ even better.

      Grammar
      D Complete the conversation with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
      Radio presenter: Hi Matt, so can I ask you about your expedition next month?
      Matt: Sure. What do you want to know?
      Radio presenter: What exactly (25) _______ (do)?
      Matt: We aim (26) _______ (walk) to the North Pole without using any dogs or motors.
      Radio presenter: What do you mean?
      Matt: In the past most expeditions have either had motorised sleds or dogs to pull their equipment. This time we (27) _______ (pull) everything ourselves.
      Radio presenter: That’s (28) _______ (be) tough, isn’t it?
      Matt: Sure, but that’s the point.
      Radio presenter: And how long do you expect it (29) _______ (take)?
      Matt: We’re hoping to do the whole walk in 48 days.
      Radio presenter: So you (30) _______ (still, walk) across the ice on your birthday.
      Matt: Yes, I will. I’m really looking forward to that. I think it (31) _______ (be) an amazing birthday!
      Radio presenter: And will you come back and talk to us afterwards.
      Matt: Yes, if I’m still alive

      E Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.
      (32) Do you feel like watch / watching a movie tonight?
      (33) I really hope you agree / are agreeing to join the expedition.
      (34) By the time you read this I’ll finish / have finished.
      (35) I wonder if they are going to / will succeed. What do you think?
      (36) Ok, ok, I’ll / I’m going to come. You’ve just talked me into it.
      (37) I meet / I’m meeting John later. Is there anything you want me to tell him?

      F Complete the sentences with modal verbs from the box. Each modal verb can only be used once.
      wasn’t allowed to needn’t have didn’t need to should have had to shouldn’t have must have

      (38) You really _______ worked harder when you were at college. Maybe you’d be more successful now.
      (39) I was lucky that I _______ go for an interview. Apparently I was the only qualified applicant.
      (40) I _______ told you about Mike and Kate. You won’t tell anyone, will you?
      (41) I’m so angry! For some reason I _______ give my presentation.
      (42) You _______ been really worried that all that hard work and effort would come to nothing. I’m sure you were really happy when you won.
      (43) You _______ worried – it wasn’t so difficult.
      (44) Before we could enter the race we _______ pass a medical to prove we were fit enough.

      G Are these sentences correct (C) or incorrect (I)? Correct the ones that are incorrect.
      (45) I’m likely to be late as I’ve got a lot to do.
      ______________________________________________________________.

      (46) He was just about win, when he fell over.
      ______________________________________________________________.

      (47) They are due to arrive at any moment. Look! Isn’t that them?
      ______________________________________________________________.

      (48) She’s bound to succeed – she’s so talented.
      ______________________________________________________________.

      (49) I know you’re confident success, but you can’t take anything for granted.
      ______________________________________________________________.

      (50) He unlikely to win, but you never know.
      ______________________________________________________________.

      Straightforward Advanced Unit Test 10
      Answer key

      Vocabulary
      A
      1 (b) get on in life
      2 (c) glued to
      3 (a) is a lost cause
      4 (c) bright future
      5 (b) remote control
      6 (a) come to nothing
      7 (c) stand a chance
      8 (a) ratings

      B
      9 make up for
      10 face up to
      11 go in for
      12 got away with
      13 put up with
      14 came in for
      15 crack down on

      C
      16 look up to
      17 couch potato
      18 do well
      19 prove them wrong
      20 achieve his aim
      21 newsreader
      22 overnight success
      23 make a mess
      24 sense of achievement

      Grammar
      D
      25 are you going to do / are you doing
      26 to walk
      27 are pulling / will pull / will be pulling
      28 going to be
      29 will take / to take
      30 will still be walking
      31 will be

      E
      32 watching
      33 agree
      34 have finished
      35 will
      36 I’ll
      37 I’m meeting

      F
      38 should have
      39 didn’t need to
      40 shouldn’t have
      41 wasn’t allowed to
      42 must have
      43 needn’t have
      44 had to

      G
      45 [C]
      46 [I] He was just about to win …
      47 [C]
      48 [C]
      49 I know you’re confident success about succeeding, but ….
      50 He’s unlikely to win …

      Straightforward Advanced Unit Test 11

      Name _______________________ Score ______/50_

      Vocabulary
      A Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.
      (1) I can’t stop _______ that tune, even though it annoys me.
      a) buzzing b) humming c) muttering

      (2) I was just _______ through the newspaper when I found the article.
      a) browsing b) gazing c) staring

      (3) His latest photos are _______ display in the local art gallery.
      a) in b) on c) out of

      (4) The poem was so beautiful it made my heart _______.
      a) float b) flutter c) wander

      (5) Her eyes _______ like diamonds.
      a) flashed b) shone c) sparkled

      (6) I love spending a rainy afternoon _______ around the local art gallery.
      a) gazing b) viewing c) wandering

      (7) I can’t believe he wrote you a poem – that’s so _______ character.
      a) in b) on c) out of

      (8) It was so nice and quiet, and then the silence was _______ by a loud noise.
      a) shattered b) creaked c) cracked

      (9) He kept _______ in my direction – I don’t know why.
      a) glancing b) twinkling c) viewing

      B Complete the text with words from the box. Each word can only be used once. There are three extra words.
      bang beep buzz clatter clink creak rattle rumble sizzle

      Onomatopoeic words are words that sound like the sound they refer to. Although all languages have such words they are often quite different. So, a native speaker of English will know that you (10) _______ your car horn or that a door can (11) _______ or (12) _______ when it is being shut, but this might not be obvious to a speaker of another language. When you hear your tummy (13) _______ it means you are hungry. Before you take the first sip of champagne you should (14) _______ your glasses and sausages (15) _______ when you cook them. Learning these collocations can be great fun and is, in many ways, part of learning the culture as well as the language.

      C Are these sentences correct (C) or incorrect (I)? Correct the ones that are incorrect.
      (16) He’s got one of those fancy clocks that clinks every hour.
      _____________________________________________________________________.

      (17) I stood staring in amazement at the picture – it was fantastic!
      _____________________________________________________________________.

      (18) I’m sure he did that on mistake.
      _____________________________________________________________________.

      (19) The painting is so good you can almost feel the ship being tossed around by the waves.
      _____________________________________________________________________.

      (20) The leaves rustled in the wind.
      _____________________________________________________________________.

      (21) When she plays the violin she makes a horrible beeping sound.
      _____________________________________________________________________.

      (22) They came in droves to see his paintings.
      _____________________________________________________________________.

      Grammar
      D Complete the conversation with words from the box. Each word can only be used once. There are three extra words.
      a little much quite these every all both either neither one this those

      Matthew: Hey! Sanja, come over here and look at (23) _______ paintings. There are lots to see!
      Sanja: Yuck! They’re (24) _______ horrible.
      Matthew: No, they’re not – look at (25) _______ one.
      Sanja: What? Don’t tell me you like it.
      Matthew: Well, yes, though only (26) _______ bit.
      Sanja: You must be joking. They’re terrible.
      Matthew: What about (27) _______ ones over there?
      Sanja: The two over there? Yeah! They’re (28) _______ alright
      Matthew: Which (29) _______ do you like the most?
      Sanja: I’m not sure. I think the smaller one is (30) _______ nice.
      Matthew: So if you could have one of them, would you have (31) _______ on the living room wall?
      Sanja: In my living room? No, I don’t think so.

      E Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
      (32) I wish I _______ (have) your talent.
      (33) If he could _______ (sing) as well as he can play the guitar, I’m sure he’d be famous.
      (34) I hope she _______ (win) the award. I think she’s got a good chance.
      (35) Imagine you _______ (be) nominated, how would you feel?
      (36) It’s high time I _______ (learn) to play the guitar.
      (37) If only I could _______ (paint) like that.
      (38) I’d rather you _______ (not play) your music at full volume.

      F Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.
      (39) If you were take / to take art classes, I’m sure you’d enjoy them.
      (40) I really don’t like them. Either / Neither one is very good.
      (41) I’d sooner go / went to a live concert than watch it on TV.
      (42) For all / every his talent, I don’t think he’ll be remembered as a great musician.
      (43) All / Every one of them has a chance of winning the award.
      Speech feature
      G Complete the sentences words from the box. Each word can only be used once.
      book poem exhibition gaze humming concert sound

      (44) His _______, it was so piercing and intense. It made me quite nervous, especially as I didn’t know why he was staring at me.
      (45) It’s very romantic, that _______. I really like the first verse. Every time I read it I think of my first love.
      (46) That _______, it was so loud. When I heard it I almost jumped out of my skin.
      (47) I wish you’d stop it, that _______. It’s so annoying and particularly as you’re not even in tune!
      (48) The _______, it’s amazing. I never knew your brother was such a good artist.
      (49) Did you enjoy it, the _______? I know you’ve always liked their music.
      (50) It’s rather long, that _______. I’ve read all his others, but I just couldn’t finish this one

      Straightforward Advanced Unit Test 11
      Answer key

      Vocabulary
      A
      1 (b) humming
      2 (a) browsing
      3 (b) on
      4 (b) flutter
      5 (c) sparkled
      6 (c) wandering
      7 (c) out of
      8 (a) shattered
      9 (a) glancing

      B
      10 beep
      11 bang / creak
      12 creak / bang
      13 rumble
      14 clink
      15 sizzle

      C
      16 [I] He’s got one of those fancy clocks that clinks chimes every hour.
      17 [C]
      18 [I] I’m sure he did that on by mistake.
      19 [C]
      20 [C]
      21 [I] When she plays the violin she makes a horrible beeping screeching sound.
      22 [C]

      Grammar
      D
      23 these
      24 all
      25 this
      26 a little
      27 those
      28 both
      29 one
      30 quite
      31 either

      E
      32 had
      33 sing
      34 wins
      35 were
      36 learnt
      37 paint
      38 didn’t play

      F
      39 to take
      40 Neither
      41 go
      42 all
      43 Every

      Speech feature
      G
      44 gaze
      45 poem
      46 sound
      47 humming
      48 exhibition
      49 concert
      50 book

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