Posted by: crisdiaz24 | November 18, 2012

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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