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Geben Sie Ihre Daten ein
Inserite i vostri dati
Insert your data


Vorname / Nome / Name (*)

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Nachname / Cognome / Surname (*)

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Email (*)

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Telefon / Telefono / Phone (*)

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Steuernummer / Codice fiscale / Tax code (*)

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Verwendung personenbezogener Daten
Trattamento dati personali
Personal data processing (*)

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Selbstbeurteilung / Autovalutazione / Self-assessment


Bevor Sie den Test machen, versuchen Sie sich selbst zu bewerten. Füllen Sie dazu im Raster der Selbstbeurteilung die entsprechenden Felder aus. Raster zur Selbstbeurteilung
Prima di fare il test provate ad autovalutarvi. Guardate la grglia di autovalutazione e compilate i campi corrispondenti. Griglia di autovalutazione
Before doing the test you can try to evaluate yourself. Look at the self-assessment grid and fill in the correspondent field. Self-assessment grid


Verstehen / Capire / Understanding

Horen / Ascoltare / Listening (*)

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Lesen / Leggere / Reading (*)

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Sprechen / Parlare / Speaking

An Gesprächen teilnehmen
Partecipare a una conversazione
Spoken interaction (*)

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ZusammenShängend sprechen
Parlare in modo coerente
Spoken production (*)

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Schreiben / Scrivere / Writing

Schreiben / Scrivere / Writing (*)

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Sehr geehrte(r) Nutzer(in),
der Einstufungstest, den wir Ihnen vorlegen, erlaubt es Ihnen, das Kompetenzniveau der Sprache zu ermitteln, welche Sie erlernen und vertiefen wollen – dies dann, wenn Sie in einen Kurs von AZB eingeschrieben sind, andernfalls wir Sie bitten, Kontakt mit unseren Büros aufzunehmen.
Dieser Test baut auf den Richtlinien des Europarates für Fremdsprachen-Didaktik und Sprachzertifizierung auf. Der Test prüft nicht nur Ihre Sprachkenntnisse, sondern wird es uns ermöglichen, Sie dem geeignetsten Kurs zuzuordnen, damit Sie die Sprache in bestmöglicher und motivierender Weise erlernen können, nach einer auf Sie zugeschnittenen Methode.
Der Test ist in mehrere Niveaus unterteilt, die vom einfachsten bis zum anspruchsvollsten reichen. Beginnen Sie mit dem ersten Teil und halten Sie inne, wenn es Ihnen angebracht erscheint. Sorgen Sie sich nicht, wenn Ihnen die Testaufgaben lang oder schwierig erscheinen. Es ist nicht erforderlich, dass Sie alles verstehen, Sie müssen lediglich die meist sehr einfachen Schlüsselwörter begreifen, die Sie benötigen, um den Test abzuschließen.
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Für die Niveaus A1 und A2 stehen die Testabwicklungs-Anleitungen in Deutsch, Italienisch und Englisch zur Verfügung.
Wir danken Ihnen für die Zeit, die Sie diesem Test widmen und versichern Ihnen, dass er keinen Zeitverlust, sondern eine ausgezeichnete Investition in Ihr zukünftiges Lernen bedeuten wird.
Wir heißen Sie herzlich willkommen in der Welt von AZB by Cooperform und wünschen viel Spaß bei dieser Ihrer ersten Erfahrung mit unserer Arbeitsmethode!

Das Team von AZB by Cooperform

Anleitung:
1. Lesen Sie die Fragen und entscheiden Sie, welche Lösung korrekt ist.
2. Der Test muss ohne jegliche Hilfe und Hilfsmittel abgewickelt werden.
3. Die Zeit, die Ihnen zur Verfügung steht, ist auf 50 Minuten begrenzt. Sie können den Test auch vor Ablauf der 50 Minuten durch Klicken auf „SUBMIT“ beenden.

Gute Arbeit!

Gentile utente,
il test d'ingresso che Le presentiamo ha lo scopo di permetterLe di definire il Suo livello di conoscenza della lingua che intende studiare e approfondire, questo solo nel caso in cui Lei fosse iscritto ad un corso AZB by Cooperform altrimenti la preghiamo di prendere contatto con i nostri uffici.
Questo test è costruito secondo le direttive del Consiglio d’Europa in materia di didattica dell’insegnamento delle lingue straniere e di certificazione. Il test non vuole semplicemente valutare le Sue conoscenze linguistiche, ma ci permetterà di inserirLa nel corso più adatto, in modo che Lei possa apprendere la lingua nel modo più efficace e motivante, seguendo un metodo che Le sia congeniale.
Il test è articolato su diversi livelli, che vanno dal più semplice al più impegnativo. Cominci dalla prima parte e si fermi quando Le sembra opportuno. Non si preoccupi se i testi Le sembrano lunghi o difficili. Non è necessario che Lei comprenda tutto, basta che riconosca le parole chiave, di solito molto semplici, che Le servono per completare il test. Si ricordi anche che non c'è bisogno che risponda a tutte le domande. Se ha qualche dubbio, passi tranquillamente alle domande successive e comunque si fermi quando si rende conto che il livello è troppo alto rispetto alle Sue competenze. Faccia riferimento anche alla Sua autovalutazione.
Ai livelli A1 e A2 le istruzioni per svolgere il test sono in tedesco, italiano e inglese. La ringraziamo del tempo che dedicherà a questo test e Le assicuriamo che non sarà tempo perso, ma un ottimo investimento per il Suo futuro apprendimento.
Le auguriamo il benvenuto nel mondo di AZB by Cooperform e buon divertimento in questa Sua prima esperienza con il nostro metodo di lavoro!

Il team di AZB by Cooperform

Istruzioni:

1. Legga i quesiti e decida quale soluzione è corretta.

2. Il test deve essere fatto senza alcun aiuto e senza sussidi didattici!

3. Il tempo a disposizione è di massimo 50 minuti. Può terminare anche prima del trascorrere dei 50 minuti cliccando sul tasto “SUBMIT”.

Le auguriamo buon lavoro.

Dear user,
This test we are proposing you has the goal to assess your knowledge of the language you intend to study. If you are not enrolled in an AZB by Cooperform course, please contact our office.
This test is structured in accordance with the Council of Europe's directives concerning foreign language teaching and certification. The test does not simply have the aim to verify your language knowledge: it will also enable us to enroll you into the course which is the most suitable for you, allowing you to learn in a more efficient and motivating manner.
The test is divided into different levels, ranging from the most simple to the most complicated one. Please start from the first part, and feel free to stop when you deem it necessary. Do not worry if the texts may look long or difficult to you. You do not need to understand every single word – just recognize the key ones: they are the simpler ones, and they allow you to complete the test with more ease. Please remember also that you do not need to answer all questions. If you have too many doubts about a question, skip to the next one. Please feel free to stop your test when you realize that the level is getting too high for your competences. In this case, please take into consideration the self-evaluation you made at the beginning of the enrollment process.
At the A1 and A2 levels, instructions on test completion are in German, Italian, and English. We would like to thank you in advance for the time you will dedicate to this test, and we can assure you that it will be a profitable investment on your learning path.
We are glad to welcome you at AZB by Cooperform and are confident you will enjoy this first experience with our learning method.

The AZB by Coopeform team

Directions:
1. Read the questions and decide which answer is the correct one
2. The test must be taken without any external help: please rely on your personal knowledge only!
3. The time available is 50 minutes. You can finish earlier by clicking on the button "SUBMIT".

Good work!






A1


Reading


1) Lesen Sie die folgenden Sätze. Wählen Sie A, B, C oder D, um die Sätze zu vervollständigen.
Leggete le seguenti frasi. Scegliete A, B, C, oppure D per completare le frasi.
Read the following texts. Choose A, B, C or D to complete each sentence.


1.1 - Boil some water. Put __________ in a cup. Pour the water on the teabag. Wait. Take out the teabag. Enjoy it with milk or lemon.

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1.2 - __________ Birthday! Best wishes from Lauren!

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1.3 - Give my love to your parents. How are __________ ? I would like to meet them again.

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1.4 - Hi Anna, I’m now at Greenwich College. It’s great. __________ students are very friendly. I’ve got a really good art teacher too. See you soon.

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1.5 - Two people are lost in space. They meet on Jupiter. They need to find their way back __________ earth.

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2) Lesen Sie die folgenden Sätze. Wählen Sie die beste Antwort aus unter den Punkten A, B, C oder D.
Leggete le seguenti frasi Scegliete la risposta migliore tra A, B, C , oppure D.
Read the following sentences. Choose the best reply, A, B, C, D.

2.1 - Hi! How are you?

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2.2 - What’s the time, please?

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2.3 - I Love hot chocolate!

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2.4 - Can I borrow your phone, please?

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2.5 - Do you want a drink?

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Vocabulary and Grammar


3) Lesen Sie den folgenden Brief und entscheiden Sie, welche Wörter einzusetzen sind.
Leggete la seguente lettera e decidete quale parola inserire in ogni spazio.
Read the following letter and choose the correct word for each space.


Dear Mark,
I’m writing to you (3.1) Florence, where I’m having a great time. (3.2) the mornings I study Italian and in the afternoons I visit the city. In the evenings (3.3) to the cinema or the theater. It’s a beautiful city. I (3.4) you were here.
See you (3.5).

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4) Lesen Sie die folgende Email und entscheiden Sie, welche Wörter einzusetzen sind.
Leggete la seguente email e decidete quale parola inserire in ogni spazio.
Read the following email and choose the correct word or words for each space.


Hi mum and dad,
How are you? Steven and I are fine. (4.1) in Istanbul in the Pera Palace Hotel. It’s great! Istanbul is big.
Magda and Zarek are in the Pera Palace Hotel, too. They are (4.2) new friends. (4.3) from Poland.
The attachment is a photo of Magda and Zarek. They are in (4.4) car. (4.5) a Mercedes. It’s beautiful!
Its colour is great.
Love Rebecca.

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Communication


5) Lesen Sie die Fragen von 5.1 bis 5.5. Lesen Sie dann die Antworten von A bis E und entscheiden Sie, was zusammengehört.
Leggete le frasi dal numero 5.1 al numero 5.5. Abbinatele poi alla risposta esatta A – E.
Read the questions 5.1 to 5.5. Match with the correct answer A – E.

5.1 What would you like to eat?

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5.2 What would you like to drink?

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5.3 Would you like a coffee?

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5.4 Would you like some biscuits?

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5.5 Would you like milk and sugar?

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6) Lesen Sie die Satzanfänge von 6.1 bis 6.5. Lesen Sie dann die Wörter von A bis E und entscheiden Sie, was zusammengehört.
Abbinate l’inizio di ogni frase dalla 6.1 alla 6.5 con la loro fine scegliendo tra le possibilità da A a E.
Match the start of each sentence 6.1 to 6.5, to the its end A – E.

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A2


Reading


7) Lesen Sie die folgenden Titel und die Texte. Entscheiden Sie, welcher Titel zu welchem Text gehört; wählen Sie zwischen den zwei Vorschlägen aus.
Leggete i titoli seguenti e gli annunci. Decidete quale titolo corrisponde a ogni testo, scegliendolo tra i due proposti.
Read the following headlines and texts. Decide which headline goes with which text, choosing from the two options given.

7.1 - Must be near city centre and bus route. We need two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and livng room. We have no children or pets. Can pay up to $175 per week. (Contact: Mr. & Mrs. Whalen Tel: 01223 55627)

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7.2 - No football or golf allowed. No bicycles or skateboards. No fires or barbecues at any time. Children under 16 only in play area.

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7.3 - DO: Keep away from doors when it’s moving. Put your bags and cases in the luggage spaces.
DON’T: Open the door until it stops. Lean out of the window. Lean on the door.

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7.4 - For Sale: 120 square metres, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, two large gardens, front and back, two kilometres from village with shops.

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7.5 - Are you looking for work? Are you aged between 18 and 26? Are you friendly and hardworking? Do you like sports, cooking or making music? Are you free from July to September? If your answer is yes, then we think we have a job for you. Write telling us about yourself, Lakeside Camp, Portland PT4 6QK.

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8) Lesen Sie die folgenden Aussagen von A bis D. Lesen Sie dann die Fragen von 8.1 bis 8.5. Wählen Sie dann die Frage, die zu den jeweiligen Antworten gehört.
Leggete i seguenti testi brevi da A a D. Quindi leggete le domande da 8.1 a 8.5. Scegliete quindi la domanda che si abbina ai singoli testi.
Read the following short texts. There are five questions about the texts. Which text a, b, c, or d, tells you the answer to each question?


A) Invitation
Please come to our barbecue at 7 pm on Saturday. Garden if sunny. Indoors if wet! Please reply to: 22 Forest Road, Woodham. Marc and Debra.

B) Forecast
Central districts, includine Huntington and Wall. Saturday 23 August, am: cloudy and rainy, pm: clear and warm.

C) Egg Salad
Four eggs, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, chopped parsley.
Boil the eggs. Mix oil and vinegar to taste. Cut the eggs into small pieces.
Add the oil and vinegar with salt, pepper and chopped parsley. Mix well.

D) Thank you Note
Thank you, we had a super time at the barbecue yesterday. Can we have the recipe for the egg salad? It was great with the sausages! See you soon. John and Mary

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8.2 - Who hosted the barbecue?

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8.4 - The names of some guests?

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8.5 - Some instructions?

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Vocabulary and Grammar


9) Lesen Sie den folgenden Brief und entscheiden Sie, welche Wörter von 9.1 bis 9.5 einzusetzen sind. Wählen Sie dabei zwischen A, B, C und D.
Leggete la seguente lettera e decidete quale parola da A a D inserire negli spazi da 9.1 a 9.5.
Read the following letter and choose the correct word A - D for each space 9.1 to 9.5.


Dear Antonella,
Thank you very much (9.1) your letter, it (9.2) me very happy. It’s been a long (9.3) since I (9.4) news from you. What (9.5) Filippo and Luca doing? Here all is well.
Come to visit!
Love,
Andrea

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10) Lesen Sie den folgenden Brief und entscheiden Sie, welches Wort von 10.1 bis 10.5 jeweils einzusetzen ist. Wählen Sie dabei zwischen A, B und C.
Leggete la seguente lettera e decidete quale parola da A a C inserire negli spazi da 10.1 a 10.5.
Read the following letter and choose the correct word A – C for each space 10.1 to 10.5.


Good morning Grazia,
I am writing to tell you that (10.1) a few days I will leave for Roccaraso, where I will be (10.2) the 31 of July (10.3) the 27 of August. Then I will go (10.4) Formia, to visit my aunt (10.5) some weeks. Can you come and see me? I’ll be waiting!
Love, Giorgiana

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Communication


11) Lesen Sie die Sätze von 11.1 bis 11.5. Lesen Sie dann die Sätze von A bis E, und entscheiden Sie was einzusetzen ist.
Leggete le frasi dalla 11.1 alla 11.5. Abbinatele quindi con la risposta esatta dalla A alla E.
Read the statements 11.1 to 11.5. Match with the correct answer A – E.

11.1 Your ticket, please.

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11.2 I don’t know where to buy an Italian dictionary.

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11.3 Excuse me, do you know where the nearest bus stop is?

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11.4 Tonight, I’m going to the theater.

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11.5 Did you like the film?

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12) Lesen Sie die Sätze von 12.1 bis 12.5. Lesen Sie dann die Sätze von A bis E, und entscheiden Sie was zusammengehört.
Leggete le domande dalla 12.1 alla 12.5. Abbinatele quindi con la risposta esatta dalla A alla E.
Read the questions 12.1 to 12.5. Match with the correct answer A – E.

12.1 Where did Giulia go?

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12.3 Can I borrow your newspaper?

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12.4 The exam went well, I’ve been promoted.

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B1


Reading


13) Read the following texts A – C. Choose which text answer questions 13.1 to 13.10.


A) WWF the global conservation organisation, works on both global and local environmental issues.
− We protect animals in danger, e.g. tigers, great apes and whales.
− We protect areas in danger, e.g. forests and seas.
− We protect the planet from dangers, e.g. climate change and toxic chemicals.
Make a donation by credit card or debit card.
Help support our conservation work by making a donation to WWF by credit or debit card.
For more information go to:www.wwf.org.uk

B) The Monkey Santuary Trust
Who are we?
The Monkey Sanctuary in Cornwall has been home to woolly monkeys for over forty years. It provides a safe place in which the monkeys, many rescued from lonely lives in zoos or as pets, can live as naturally as possible.
What do we do?
Educate thousands of visitors each year about monkeys in the wild and in captivity.Advise other rescue centres around the world.
Campaign to stop trade in monkeys as pets.
How you can help…
Thousands of young monkeys are taken from the wild every year. By adopting a Monkey, from only 2 euros per month, you will help us give it a safe and happy home. For more information go to: www.ethicalworks.co.uk/monkeysanctuary

C) RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Action for animals
RSPCA inspectors in England and Wales work around the clock to save animals in distress. Last year, inspectors investigated over 100,000 complaints of cruelty to animals.
Preventing cruelty
Our inspectors prefer to educate people rather than prosecute. They also offer help and advice about the care of animals in markets, pet shops, kennels and farms.
Our inspectors help animals in distress – last year they removed over 180,000 animals from danger or abuse and rescued over 11,000 injured or trapped animals.
Get involved
Your support can make the difference between life and death to an injured, sick or neglected animal.
For more information go to: www.rspca.org.uk

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13.3 Works all around the world on a number of issues?

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13.4 Offers you the chance to adopt an animal?

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13.5 Accepts credit cards?

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13.7 Advises other rescue centers?

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13.9 Help protect the environment

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13.10 Investigated complaints of cruelty?

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14) Read the text. Choose the best reply A – C to questions 14.1 to 14.5.


Pret a Manger
In the 1980s Julian Metcalfe and Sinclair Beecham spent a lot of time walking around London looking for a good, fast lunch. They never found one. So in 1986 they opened their own sandwich shop, Pret a Manger.
Today there are 150 Pret a Mangers in the UK and Hong Kong. Why has Pret a Manger become successful?
Firstly the food. Every night a van delivers fresh ingredients to the Pret a Manger stores. Early in the morning the chefs check the ingredients carefully, and then they make fresh sandwiches for the day. And these days it isn’t only sandwiches. Pret a Manger sells many different types of food: it even includes sushi on the menu.
Quality and care is important for the company. For people who want to know exactly what they are eating, Pret a Manger’s website gives information about each dish. For example, if you want to know how many calories are in a ham and cheese sandwich, you can find out.
Pret a Manger also does good things for the community. At the end of the day, charities take any extra unwanted food and give it to homeless people.
McDonald’s owns 33% of the company, and this is one reason why people all over the world now know the name, Pret a Manger.

14.1 When did the first Pret a Manger open?

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Vocabulary and Grammar


15) Read the email. Choose the correct word or words A – C for each space 15.1 to 15.5.


To:HYPERLINKmailto:Will.greenwood@yakso.co.uk .
Subject: hi !
Dear Will,
Great to hear from you. I was worried I didn’t want to (15.1) with you.I’m very well. I’ve got a new girlfriend!
I met (15.2) a few weeks ago and he introduced me to his friend, Kim. Now I’m (15.3) her! I met her parents and I (15.4) with them.
Work is fine. I share an office with two (15.5), Mary and Kunle. They are really nice.
Anyway, when you visit Manchester, get in touch.
All the best,
Hanif

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16) Read the letter. Choose the correct word A – D for each space 16.1 to 16.5.


Dear Josie,
A (16.1) thank-you for last Saturday. I (16.2) a really good time and the barbecue was great (16.3). The fish was the most delicious I’ve (16.4) tasted!
Also, thank you for (16.5) me to cook shrimps! We would love to do it again, but next time in our garden!
Best wishes,
Marcin

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Communication


17) Read the questions 17.1 to 17.5. Choose the correct answer A – E.

17.1 Have you met Joseph and Stella’s son?

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17.2 Excuse me, can you tell me where Lexington Ave. is?

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17.3 I’m looking for the English teacher, do you know where she is?

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17.4 Have you registered for the new English course?

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17.5 Are you going to Tom’s party tomorrow night?

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18) Read the questions 18.1 to 18.5. Choose the correct answer A – E.

18.1 Do you play tennis?

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18.2 I have to take the exam today.

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18.3 When can we meet?

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18.4 Have you been to Venice?

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B2


Reading


19) Read the text. Choose the right answer A – C to complete phrases 19.1 to 19.5.


Designer brands aren’t for me!
Although I follow fashion. I hate the phrase `must-have’. If I read the Ugg boots or Prada sunglasses are the latest `must- haves’, my immediate reaction is to think, `Why must I have them?’ Why should I fall for the designer’s manipulative tactics, which are only intended to increase his bank balance at the expense of mine?
Designer brands, in general, are for people who are too insecure to trust their own tastes. These people decide that everything at Prada must be `cool’, so if you shop there, you can’t go wrong. I find it much more satisfying to pop into one of the cheap chain stores on the High Steet and buy a copy of the designer’s clothes for a tenth of the price. OK, you have to use your skill to find the one garment in three that looks great. But it’s worth it! It’s like finding a piece of gold in a river. The find gives you inmense satisfaction.
Which is why, according to a survey done by a British bank, young people with money are abandoning the designer shops and buying their clothes in chain stores, second-hand shops, and in markets. This is the best news I’ve heard all week. It means that young people have the confidence to trust their judgement. They are prepared to take risks to look individual and not mass-produced.
That has always been my shopping philosophy. The exorbitant prices in designer shops leave me openmouthed. Even if I had the money, I would think of all the other things I could spend it on!

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20) Read the interview with Jon Bon Jovi. Match the five questions 20.1 to 20.5 to his answers A – E.

20.1 If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where sould you like to be?

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20.4 Who would you like most to have lunch with?

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20.5 What is the most negative aspect of your job?

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A) My mother. At the peak of Bon Jovi’s early success, the group went through a period of real extravagance. We hired private planes, chartered the biggest yachts in the world, took all our friends on holiday to exotic islands, bought each other Ferraris and gave our parents expensive presents. But Mum would always much rather I went round for Sunday lunch instead of buying her another gift.


B) Being a rock’n’ roll star is not as romantic as people think. It’s actually a very strenuous job, especially when you’re on the road 240 days a year.Songwriting, creating something that you can have for ever, is what gives me the greatest thrill.


C) People who come to interview me and only want to talk about my hairstyle.


D) I’d spend more time with my wife, Dorothea, and my kids, Stephanie and James. I take them with me whenever possible. They all came to live with me in London for three months while I was filming the thriller The Leading Man, but I still don’t see enough of them.


E) That I’m not out on the town every night. When I was in London filming, I would drive to work at 6 am and see people coming out of the clubs and feel thankful that I’d had a good night’s sleep. I’m all for going out on a bender now and again, but you can’t do it every night.






Vocabulary and Grammar


21) Read the letter. Choose the correct word or words A – D to complete spaces 21.1 to 21.10.


Dear Lena,
Just a quick note (in English!!!) to say that I (21.1) a fantastic time here in Australia. I (21.2) herefor over two weeks now! The course (21.3) really good and my English (21.4) better every day.
I (21.5) lots of interesting people and I (21.6) quite friendly with some of them.
Guess what! (21.7) Miguel who we (21.8) in Paris last year? Well, his brother (21.9) here, in the same class as me actually, and he (21.10) me that Miguel will come here next month.
Well, I have got a lesson in five minutes, so I’ll write again soon.
Take care and lots of love,
Virginia

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Communication


22) Read the incomplete short texts 22.1 to 22.5. Choose the right phrase A – E to complete each text.

22.1 I started having driving lessons when I was 17. Although I’m normally a quick learner, ……… . After 18 months I failed my first test – I was really disappointed.

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22.2 It’s so embarrasing to admit that I can’t learn to do something that ……… !

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22.3 When I hear music my arms start moving and my hips don’t. After about ten hours of classes ……… the steps, but I was dancing like a robot!

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22.4 I was sure that one day ……… - but that never happened.

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22.5 I’ve started learning English at least ten times. I’ve been to classes, I’ve had a private teacher, I’ve used a self-study course, but ……… anything in English.

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23) Read the questions 23.1 to 23.5. Choose the correct answer A – E.

23.1 Are you afraid of flying?

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23.2 Is the soup hot?

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Reading


24) Read the article about plastic shopping bags. Match paragraphs 24.1 to 24.5 to its summary A – E.


Plastic Shopping Bags and the Environment

24.1 It’s easy to be green. Although we may be overwhelmed by the environmental catastrophes that seem to occur around us with alarming regularity, there is a simple way each and every person can make a difference. It doesn’t involve travelling the world to clean up oil spills or standing in the path of bulldozers to prevent land clearing. It actually involves shopping…

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24.2 The environmental issues associated with plastic following the apparent success of the plastic bag tax in Ireland in reducing the number of plastic shopping bags that are used in that country. While this approach has also been suggested for addressing the problem in other countries, governments still tend to examine a number of options before deciding on a management plan. In the meantime, the best thing we can do for the environment is simply reuse, or better yet, refuse a plastic bag when we go shopping. Easy!

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24.3 Plastic shopping bags have a surprisingly significant environmental impact for something so seemingly innocuous. As well as being an eyesore, plastic shopping bags kill large numbers of wildlife each year.
In the water, plastic bags can be mistaken for jellyfish by wildlife. This makes plastic bag pollution in marine environments particularly dangerous, as birds, whales, seals and turtle singest the bags then die from intestinal blockages. Disturbingly, it is claimed that plastic bags are the most common man-made item seen by sailors at sea.

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24.4 The biggest problem with plastic bags is that they do not readily break down in the environment, with estimates for the time it takes them to decompose ranging from 20 to 1,000 years. One of the disquieting facts stemming from this is that plastic bags can become serial killers. Once an animal that had ingested a plastic bag dies, it decays at a much faster rate than the bag. When the animal has decomposed, the bag is released back into the environment more or less intact, ready to be eaten by another misguided organism. The incredibly slow rate of decay of plastic bags also means that each bag we use compounds the problem, because the bags simpy accumulate.

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24.5 On top of the significant environmental costs, widespread use of plastic bags is also costly in terms of dollars and cents. Apart from the price of the bags themselves, which is four to six cents each, a great deal of money goes into collecting the bags. (i.e.cleaning up!) once they’ve been discarded.

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25) Read the brochure of an imaginary English town. Then choose the best explanation A - B for words 25.1 to 25.5.


Welcome to Castletown!

Welcome to Castletown – a charming municipality of winding cobbled steets, medieval churches and a dramatic Norman castle overlooking the town and its environs. Explore one of the finest destinations in Britain and breathe its history in every street and corner. The quintessential old English university town of Castletown offers a lot of contemporary culture, too. There’s so much to see and do that you’ll wish you could stay forever.
Osmont Castle dates from the 12th century, but was built on the site of a Roman Fort. All that remains of the original Roman structure is its sophisticated underfloor heating system, excavated in the 1870s. The Norman castle is surrounded by an artificial lake, known as the Mere, and is famous for its four distinctive towers. Besieged twice during the English Civil War, the castle is in remarkably good condition and can be visited daily from 9 a.m. to dusk.
Castletown is surrounded by picturesque villages and rich and varied landscape of hills, valleys and meandering rivers. Take a pleasant woodland walk or enjoy the peace and tranquility of a boat trip.
When you’ve had enough of sightseeing, enjoy a leisurely meal in one of Castletown’s many restaurants, or sample the culinary treats of a stylish cafe or welcoming pub. And finally, round off your day with a visit to the theatre or cinema.
In and around Castletown High Street, stylish boutiques and traditional craft shops jostle for attention alongside all the top high-street stores. If you’re looking for unique gifts or simply want to treat yourself, then lo no further! …….

25.1 The environs (paragraph 1) of a town are…

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25.3 Tranquility (paragraph 3) is the opposite of…

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Vocabulary and Grammar


26) Read the letter. Choose the correct word or words A – D to complete spaces 26.1 to 26.10.


A noisy parrot called Peanut, who likes to imitate sounds helped save Kenny Donovan and his four-year-old son from a house fire by mocking the (26.1) of a smoke alarm. The two had (26.2) asleep on the sofa in the living room of their semi-detached house in Birmingham (26.3) watching a movie. After hearing Peanut (26.4) the fire alarm they awoke to find their home on fire.
`He was really screaming his head off`’, Kenny said. The smoke alarm had gone (26.5), but it was the bird’s call that caught Kenny’s attention. Grabbing his son and his bird, he safely got them out of the house. The fire, (26.6) destroyed the kitchen and bedroom, (26.7) under investigation. (26.8) Peanut, it was the fact that they fell asleep downstairs on the sofa that helped save them. They may not (26.9) the alarm or the bird if they (26.10) asleep in their bedrooms, where an air conditioner drowns out most of the noise around the house.

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Communication


27) Complete sentences 27.1 to 27.5 with the sencond halves A – E.

27.1 ´There’s no time to argue.

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27.5 ´She’s nervous.

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28) Read the time phrases 28.1 to 28.5. Match with sentences halves A – E.

28.1 If you take your time,

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Bibliography


Total English, Student´s Book, Advanced, J.J. Wilson with Antonia Clare, Pearson Longman, Edimburgh Gate, England, 2007. Inside Out, Student´s Book, Intermadiate, Sue Kay, Vaughan Jones, MacMillan Heinemann English Language Teaching, Between Towns Road, Oxford, 2000.

Inside Out, Pre-Intermediate, Student´s Book, Sue Kay, Vaughan Jones, Philip Kerr, Macmillan, 2002.

Solutions, Student´s Book, Upper Intermadiate, Tim Falla, Paul A. Davies, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009.

Solutions, Workbook, Upper-Intermediate, Tim Falla, Paul Davies, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009.

New English File, Intermediate Student´s Book, Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006.

New English File, Intermediate Teacher´s Book, Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig with Brian Brennan, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007.

Spotlight Plus; der Sprachtrainer fuer Englisch, Vanessa Clark, Rita Forbes, Peter Green, Anna Hochsieder, Anne Hodgson, Reinhild Luk, Toby Skingsley, Timea Thomas, Joanna Westcombe, Spotlight Verlag, Planegg, X/2010, 2010.

Spotlight Plus; der Sprachtrainer fuer Englisch, Vanessa Clark, Rita Forbes, Peter Green, Anna Hochsieder, Anne Hodgson, Reinhild Luk, Toby Skingsley, Timea Thomas, Joanna Westcombe, Spotlight Verlag, Planegg, XI/2010, 2010.

Spotlight Plus; der Sprachtrainer fuer Englisch, Vanessa Clark, Rita Forbes, Peter Green, Anna Hochsieder, Anne Hodgson, Reinhild Luk, Toby Skingsley, Timea Thomas, Joanna Westcombe, Spotlight Verlag, Planegg, I/2011, 2011.






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