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Question 1 (10p.) Listen and complete the notes below. WRITE NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer. Write your answers in the space provided. Be careful as you can listen only ONCE.
Questions 2. Listen and choose the correct letter A, B or C. Write your answers in the space provided. You are going to listen TWICE. (10p.)
1. The Counselling Service may contact tutors if ______.
A. they are too slow in making assignments
B. they give students a lot of work
C. they don’t inform students about their progress
2. Stress may be caused by ______.
A. new teachers
B. time pressure
C. unfamiliar subject matter
3. International students may find stress difficult to handle because ______.
A. they lack support from family and friends
B. they don’t have time to make new friends
C. they find it difficult to socialize
4. A personal crisis may be caused by ______.
A. studying for too long overseas
B. business problems in the student’s own country
C. disruptions to personal relationships
5. Students may lose self-esteem if ______.
A. they have to change courses
B. they don’t complete a course
C. their family puts too much pressure on them
6. Students should consult Glenda Roberts if ______.
A. their general health is poor
B. their diet is too strict
C. they can’t eat the local food
7. Students in financial difficulties can receive ______.
A. assistance to buy books
B. a loan to pay their course fees
C. a no-interest loan to cover study expenses
8. Loans are also available to students who ______.
A. can’t pay their rent
B. need to buy furniture
C. can’t cover their living expenses
9. The number of students counselled by the service last year was ______.
A. 214 B. 240 C. 2,600
10. The speaker thinks the Counselling Service______.
A. has been effective in spite of staff shortages
B. is under-used by students
C. has suffered badly because of staff cuts
Question 1. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Write your answers (A, B, C, or D) in the space provided under this part. (10p.)
1. The ______ of two houses prove such a financial burden that they were forced to sell one
A. upshot B. upkeep C. uproar D. upsurge
2. In his student days, he was as poor as a church ______
A. beggar B. miser C. mouse D. pauper
3. Harry doesn’t ______ to great fame and fortune, he just wants to make a decent living.
A. crave B. hanker C. yearn D. aspire
4. I wrote to them a fortnight ago but ______ I haven’t had a reply
A. as yet B. these days C. so long D. just now
5. I couldn’t stop myself from ______ with boredom during the lecture.
A. sighing B. gasping C. panting D. blowing
6. She didn’t show even a ______ of emotion when the court found her guilty.
A. gleam B. wink C. flicker D. flash
7. It’s not surprising that he became a writer because he always longed to see his name______.
A. in type B. in print C. in letters D. in edition
8. The police are looking into new ways of ______ major crime.
A. contending B. wrestling C. combating D. striving
9. The technological and economic changes of the 19th century had a marked ______ on workers.
A. cause B. effect C. impact D. consequence
10. The first sign of vitamin A disorder is night ______.
A. loss of sight B. lack of vision C. invisibility D. blindness
11. The ______ are against her winning a fourth consecutive gold medal.
A. chances B. bets C. prospects D. odds
12. References can have a considerable ______ on employment prospects.
A. cause B. decision C. weight D. bearing
13. The prospects of picking up any survivors are now ______.
A. thin B. narrow C. slim D. restricted
14. From time to time he ______ himself to a weekend in a five-star hotel.
A. craves B. indulges C. treats D. benefits
15. Men still expect their jobs to take ______.
A. superiority B. imposition C. priority D. seniority.
16. The police have been ordered not to ______ if the students attack them.
A. combat B. rebuff C. retaliate D. challenge
17. Meg had a ______ escape when she was hang-gliding yesterday.
A. slender B. close C. near D. narrow
18. I can’t tell you the exact amount, but I can give you a ______ estimate.
A. smooth B. tidy C. rough D. similar
19. Marge walked away from the discussion. Otherwise, she ______ something she would regret later.
A. will say B. said
C. might say D. might have said
20. You are not supposed to park on the hard ______ except in an emergency.
A. lane B. shoulder C. leg D. area
Question 2. There are TEN mistakes in this paragraph. Write them down & give the correction. Write your answers in the space provided. (5p.)
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Question 3. Complete each of the following sentences with the correct form of one verb from the box and a suitable particle. Write your answers in the space provided (5p.)
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1. My purse has just _______ behind the sofa even though I thought I’d lost it for good.
2. It was Tony who would always _______ the rest of the party. He would stop at every window and gaze for hours.
3. He’s a nature enthusiast and he will certainly _______ the opportunity of visiting the wildlife reserve in Ohio.
4. “Keep talking while I _______ my notes.” she said.
5. Unless your wife stops leading her extravagant lifestyle, you won’t _______ on the poor salary you obtain.
6. The exact cost of the whole venture isn’t known yet, but our best accounts have been trying to _______(it).
7. I don’t quite like the new apprentice’s approach. He seems to _______ the job.
8. Those naughty boys went on making terrible noise in the park even though they had been _______ by the annoyed constable.
9. His heart attack was _______ by too much stress at work.
10. I am not friends with Peter anymore. We’ve_______.
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