Test 1

Some people think that movies can make people violent. (1)_____, I don’t agree. I just don’t believe that nice people become villains after (2)____ a film. Have any of your friends changed (3)_____ personality after watching a James Bond movie? I’m sure they haven’t!

In the early days of the cinema, critics (4)_____ that movies were immoral and they would destroy society. Teachers used to (5)_____ their students from watching gangster films. They said the students would all become gangsters (6)______ they stopped watching (7)_____ violent films immediately!

Things haven’t altered a (8)_____ deal since then; people still believe that movies make people violent. (9)________ months ago, our newspapers were full of (10)_______ about a violent criminal. This criminal (11)_______ a terrible crime. Some reporters said the man had become violent (12)______ of watching a video called Rambo. But is was later revealed that the man didn’t own a video player and had probably never (13)_______ seen Rambo.

I agree we need rules about what can be shown in the cinema. But I hope the day never comer when we can (14)______ longer see gangster movies and action films (15)______ James Bond in our cinemas.


A. Despite

A. looking 

A. a

A. said 

A. discourage

A. unless 

A. so

A. large

A. Some

A. histories

A. made

A. as a result

A. just

A. any

A. as

B. Although          

B. glimpsing      

B. their        

B. told          

B. persuade        

B. provided    

B. this      

B. huge        

B. Few    

B. stories        

B. achieved 

B. owing  

B. even    

B. much      

B. such 

C. However

C. glancing        

C. the

C. meant      

C. insist

C. if        

C. such          

C. great    

C. Little    

C. legends

C. acted    

C. due   

C. only  

C. not  

C. similar  

D. Even though

D. watching

D. his

D. proposed

D. deny  

D. on condition

D. such a  

D. big      

D. Much

D. myths    

D. committed  

D. for          

D. after    

D. no 

D. like      



Test 2

The Internet is very often (1)_____ to a highway where we are free to explore in any direction without boundaries. But the freedom we can enjoy on the Net (2)_____ a large number of unexpected issues, such as the controversy surrounding MP3 files and websites like Napster. The MP3 format (3)_____ used since the mid-90s and it enables users to store music in a compressed form on a computer. Napster (4)_____ by Shawn Fanning and his friends in Boston in 1998. It was the first free website to help its users swap MP3 music files over the Net. Since it was forced to close down in 2001, a number of other similar sites like Gnutella or Kazaa have been created by Fanning’s successors, who are often labelled as hackers by their adversaries.

The activities of Fanning and his followers (5)_____ in different ways over the years. Many believe record companies are right when they say that these websites have seriously violated copyright and individual property rights. Many of the creators of these homepages have been (6)______ and, as in Napster’s case, frequently with success. Others, however, (7)______ these “hackers” as freedom fighters of the digital age who just want to provide free music without worrying too much about copyright. This attitude then is criticized (8)______ turn by people who are simply concerned about the ethical values of today’s young people. They worry that there is a whole generation that is growing up unable to see the difference between right and wrong.


A. contrasted

A. have brought up

A. was

A. has been created

A. have been interpreted

A. arrested

A. regard

A. by

B. paired      

B. has also raised

B. has been      

B. has created

B. has been termed

B. sued    

B. consider    

B. on 

C. compared      

C. has resulted

C. is      

C. created

C. were meat

C. jailed  

C. look

C. in

D. surfed

D. had generated

D. had been

D. was created

D. have thought about

D. sentenced    

D. has viewed  

D. with


Test 3

The (1)_____ blockbuster to hit our cinemas is an adventure film was made (2)______ location in Spain. The (3)______ is quite simple; a teenager discovers (4)______ secret papers which show that the President is in danger. Then she disappears! We interviewed the actress who (5)_______ the part of the teenager in the film, Juliet Roberts. It (6)_____ things did not always go well during the production. First, Juliet nearly missed being in the film. Apparently, a copy of the (7)______, which the producer had sent her to read got lost in the post. Then, in the middle of filming, part of the background (8)______ fell on a member of the camera (9)_____. Luckily, the man was not seriously hurt but they had to (10)______ another cameraman to take his place at short notice. Something even worse happened a few days later when the director slipped and broke his leg. It (11)_____ him quite a long time to recover from the shock and he had to direct the final scenes of the film from his wheelchair.



A. last

A. on

A. plot

A. any

A. does

A. looks

A. lines

A. setting

A. party                            

A. rent                              

A. needed

B. latest

B. in  

B. intrigue

B. the    

B. plays    

B. seems          

B. words

B. scenery      

B. workers    

B. buy

B. used

C. final

C. at    

C. drama

C. some

C. makes    

C. strikes      

C. script

C. scene

C. artists    

C. hire

C. lasted

D. least

D. to

D. line

D. few

D. holds

D. tells

D. title

D. view

D. crew

D. purchase

D. took



Test 4

Joanne Rowling (1)_____ famous almost overnight. She is the (2)_____ of a highly successful series of books for young people.

Joanne has (3)____ of being a writer for as long as she can remember. In fact, she has been (4)______ stories and characters ever since she was a schoolgirl. When she was quite young, the family (5)_______ to a town called Chepstow. A family who lived (6)_______ were called Potter, and she used their name for the hero of her book. She and her sister, Di, (7)_______ a state school in the town. Ai school she was hard-working and rather reserved. She was particularly good (8)___________ English and languages. Her talent for telling stories made her a popular figure in the school. During breaks between (9)_______, she was often surrounded by a (10)____ of friends, listening to the (11)______ story she had written. She often included her (12)______ in her stories, although they were not always aware of this!

When she left school, Joanne was succeeded in getting a (13)_____ at university. After graduating she a (14)______ in French. Joanne worked as a (15)______ in a school in Portugal. She married a journalist but, sadly, the couple soon (16)_____ and she moved to Edinburgh. She had no income and couldn’t even afford a plastic folder to send her new book to potential publishers. However one wonderful day a publisher said “yes”. It was the greatest day of her life.



A. become                  

A. novelist                                        

A. intended                    

A. doing up                  

A. removed

A. next

A. attended

A. in

A. lectures

A. crowd

A. last

A. fellows

A. place

A. certificate

A. professor

A. broke down


B. got

B. composer

B. wanted

B. taking up

B. moved

B. near

B. went

B. at

B. sessions

B. row

B. recent

B. colleagues

B. room

B. diploma

B. lecturer

B. broke out

C. achieved

C. author

C. liked

C. putting up

C. migrated

C. across

C. frequented

C. for

C. tutorials

C. queue

C. latest

C. pupils

C. seat

C. degree

C. trainer

C. broke up

D. reached

D. artist

D. dreamt

D. making up

D. transferred

D. nearby

D. studied

D. on

D. lessons

D. procession

D. ultimate

D. classmates
D. space

D. license

D. teacher

D. broke into


Test 5.

Football is probably one of the (1)______ games in the world. There are reports of a sport (2)_____ with a ball in China in 200 BC, and we also know that (3)______ the Greeks and Romans enjoyed a ball game that (4)______ two teams, a ball and goals at each end.

The history of modern football, (5)_____ we know it today, goes back about 150 years. Students at Cambridge University in England enjoyed football, but (6)______ that time, there were different versions of the game and they all had different rules. In some games, (7)______ example, you was allowed to pick the ball up with your hands, (8)________ in others you were only (9)______ to kick it.

In 1863, a group of representatives from Cambridge met up at the Freemason’s tavern in London to try to (10)________ the conclusion. They formed the first Football Association and decided on a simple set of rules (11)______ the game. Although there (12)_______ some changes to the rules since then, the basic game was one that we would all (13)_______ now.

The new game quickly became the (14)_______ popular sport in (15)______ country, and after eight years, there were already 50 large football clubs in the UK. It then began to spread around the world, first to Europe, then New Zealand and South America. The first World Cup took (16)______ in Uruguay in 1930.


A. old                  

A. plays                                  

A. each                

A. involved

A. that

A. on

A. for

A. so

A. let

A. make out

A. for

A. are

A. remember

A. most

A. a

A. part


B. older

B. playing

B. both

B. contained

B. which

B. in

B. by

B. but

B. allowed

B. put out

B. in

B. had been

B. recall

B. more

B. the

B. position

C. oldest

C. played

C. and

C. counted

C. as

C. at

C. to

C. because

C. could

C. sort out

C. to

C. have been

C. recognize

C. much


C. place





Test 1

1.C 2.D 3.B 4.A 5.A 6.A 7.C 8.C 9.A 10.B 11.D 12.A 13.B 14.D 15.D


Test 2

1.C 2.B 3.B 4.D 5.A 6.B 7.B 8.C


Test 3

1.B 2.A 3.A 4.C 5.B 6.B 7.C 8.B 9.D 10.C 11.D


Test 4

1.A 2.C 3.D 4.D 5.B 6.D 7.A 8.B 9.D 10.A 11.C 12.D 13.A 14.C 15.D 16.C


Test 5

1.C 2.A 3.B 4.A 5.C 6.C 7.A 8.B 9.B 10.A 11.A 12.C 13.A 14.A 15.B 16.C



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