Read the texts below. Match choices (a-h) to (1-5). There are three choices you don’t need to use. Write your answers on the separate answer sheet



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Lifelong Learning

at Roland Park Country School


Fall programmes for groups of different ages who enjoys learning!

Creative Pursuits

Personal Development

Fitness classes

Travel Abroad

Children/Family Matters



Trips with Diversions

Expand your horizons at RPCS!

For information, please call 410-323-5500, ext 3091 or visit us on-line at www.rpcs.org






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Your Dream: I want to become a doctor.”

Your Reality: I don’t have the required courses for medical school.”

The John Hopkins Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Programme prepares college graduates with strong academic records to apply to the best medical schools by giving them the personal attention, the necessary science and math courses, and one-to-one academic advising.

If you or someone you know wants to pursue a career as a doctor, apply during the application period of September 1 to March 1.

For more information, visit www.jhu.edu/postbac or call 410-516-7748.


JOHNS HOPKINS
U N I V E R S I T Y


(374 words)
This school __________.
A accepts applications starting October 1

B adheres to a policy of non-discrimination

C offers courses for college graduates only

D provides education for young learners

E runs different programs for all

F offers professional development courses

G invites students of Grades 6 – 12

H combines classroom education and hands-on training

Key:

11

12

13

14

15

16

F

B

G

E

D

C



Task 4


Read the text below. Choose from (A – H) the one which best fits each space (17-22). There are two choices you do not need to use. Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.


The Boy Scout Who Thought He Was Tintin
As with many great fictional heroes, there are several possible models who may or may not have inspired the character of the brave boy reporter Tintin. But one of the most likely was a Danish youngster named Palle Huld, (17) __________ to travel around the world in imitation of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg. In his case, he was given just 46 days to accomplish the feat, wasn’t allowed a companion and was forbidden to travel by aeroplane. Nevertheless, Huld managed it in 44 days. Nor was it only his age and dauntless spirit (18) __________. It was also his appearance. He had freckles, a snub nose and unruly bright-red hair.
Huld, (19) __________, was chosen from applicants, and set off among a storm of publicity in March. His voyage was not without mishaps, yet he made it home – much to the relief of his poor mother, (20) __________ during her boy’s absence to help her cope with the stress.
The following year, the enterprising Huld wrote his own account of his adventures, A Boy Scout Around the World, (21) __________. His travels around the globe apparently gave him a taste for fame, too. He went on to become a distinguished actor, (22) __________, including Three Men In Search of a Troll. (199+8)

A which was translated into several languages

B who at the age of 15 won a competition

C who had been prescribed sleeping pills

D that influenced his decision

E who was then working in an automobile dealership

F appearing in some 40 films

G that made him a truthful model for Tintin

H making his wishes come true

Key:

17

18

19

20

21

22

B

G

E

C

A

F



Task 5


Read the text below. For questions (23-32) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D). Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.


The Meaning of Monkey Talk
Krak! Hok! Boom! These might sound (23) ________ random noises to us, but to a species of monkey living in Ivory Coast, they (24) ________ a very specific meaning. During (25) ________ study of the Campbell’s monkeys in the Tai National Park, naturalists (26) ________ that when the monkeys spotted a leopard on the prowl, they would cry “Krak!” to (27) ________ other members of their group of the danger. A hok, by (28) ________, alerted other monkeys that a crowned eagle was circling overhead. Boom seemed only to indicate that a branch had broken (29) ________ a nearby tree. What particularly intrigued the researchers, however, was the fact that the creatures weren’t just (30) ________ certain sounds to certain events, but seemed to have developed a kind of syntax. Sometimes, for instance, a monkey would add an oo sound to one of the above-mentioned noises, to suggest a(an) (31) ________ but more general threat: so krak-oo would mean that there was danger, but not (32) ________ from a leopard. “The language of the Campbell’s monkeys may be “the most complex example of ‘proto-syntax’ in animal communication known to date”, the researchers told. (181)



23

A

though

B

like

C

even

D

how

24

A

pass

B

transport

C

bring

D

carry

25

A

intensive

B

hard

C

busy

D

strong

26

A

looked

B

observed

C

examined

D

watched

27

A

say

B

show

C

warn

D

save

28

A

contrast

B

chance

C

accident

D

mistake

29

A

of

B

away

C

off

D

out

30

A

combining

B

joining

C

uniting

D

linking

31

A

same

B

equal

C

alike

D

similar

32

A

surely

B

completely

C

necessarily

D

certainly


Key:

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

B

D

A

B

C

A

C

D

D

C

Task 6


Read the texts below. For questions (33-42) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D). Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.



The Leaning Tower of Pisa Has Never Been Straight

Soon after building started in 1173, the foundation of the Pisa tower settled unevenly. Construction (33) __________, and was continued only a 100 year later. It then became visibly clear that the Tower of Pisa is leaning, tilting to the south.


Since regular measuring of the tower began in 1911, the top of the tower (34) __________ 1,2 millimetres per year. In 1989, the Tower of Pisa Project Consortium commissioned engineers (35) __________ the Leaning Tower. Because the Tower tilted in different directions in its first years, it is slightly curved, like a banana. Engineers are working on the footing of the Tower rather than the structure, (36) __________ to ease the top back about 20 cm. But it means that (37) __________ tower will remain leaning. (128)


33

A

are stopped

B

has stopped

C

was stopped

D

stopped

34

A

has moved

B

was moved

C

was moving

D

had moved

35

A

stabilized

B

stabilize

C

stabilizes

D

to stabilize

36

A

hopes

B

hope

C

hoping

D

hoped

37

A

the 800-years’ old

B

the 800-year old

C

the 800-year’s old

D

the 800-years old


Key:

33

34

35

36

37

D

A

D

C

B


The Swiftly Evolving Blackcap
Evolution doesn’t have to take centuries. In the case of the Blackcap songbird, (38) ________ decades were enough. The birds breed in the forests of southern Germany, and traditionally fly to Spain for the winter. Most still make the journey south, but since the 1960s, 10% (39) ________ to wintering in England, where the colder climate is more than (40) ________ by the food left out on bird tables – a postwar phenomenon. These birds have rounder wings than their Spanish cousins (which provide better mobility but are (41) ________ suited to long-distance flight) and longer, narrower beaks, better suited to bread and nuts than to olives. Researchers speculate that if the birds (42) ________ to evolve in this way, they could eventually become a distinct species. (121)


38

A

a little

B

few

C

little

D

a few

39

A

have taken

B

taken

C

has taken

D

taking

40

A

balance

B

balanced

C

balances

D

balancing

41

A

little

B

least

C

less

D

the least

42

A

will continue

B

continues

C

continued

D

continue


Key:

38

39

40

41

42

D

A

B

C

D


Writing

43. You would like to work in Great Britain this summer. And you have read this advertisement in a newspaper


London Language Summer School
is looking for the young energetic helpers.

Duties include helping with different outdoor activities. Helpers must be good organizers, keen on sports and be able to work at any time, including evenings,

from 1-st - 30-th August.

Intermediate level English is essential.

Please apply in writing to Tom Griffin. The deadline for application is June 15-th

Write a letter of application. In your letter write about:




  • why you are writing

  • your personal qualities, language skills and experience with children

  • why you think this work experience would be important for your future


Write a letter of at least 100 words. Do not write your own name, any dates, addresses or other personal information. Start your letter in an appropriate way.
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