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Cambridge book 12 Test 1

Questions 1-10 

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Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

FAMILY EXCURSIONS

Cruise on a lake

Example

•    Travel on an old………steamship………

•    Can take photos of the 1…….  that surround the lake

Farm visit

•    Children can help feed the sheep

•    Visit can include a 40-minute ride on a 2……. 

•    Visitors can walk in the farm’s 3…….  by the lake

•    4…….  is available at extra cost

Cycling trips

•    Cyclists explore the Back Road

•    A 5…….  is provided

•    Only suitable for cyclists who have some 6 …….

– Bikes can be hired from 7……. (near the Cruise Ship Terminal)

•    Cyclists need:

– a repair kit

– food and drink

– a 8…….  (can be hired)

•    There are no 9…….  or accommodation in the area

Cost

•    Total cost for whole family of cruise and farm visit: 10 $…….

Questions 11-14  

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Talk to new kitchen assistants

1 1  According to the manager, what do most people like about the job of kitchen assistant?

A  the variety of work.

B  the friendly atmosphere.

C  the opportunities for promotion.

12    The manager is concerned about some of the new staff’s

A  jewellery.

B  hair styles.

C  shoes.

13  The manager says that the day is likely to be busy for kitchen staff because

A     it is a public holiday.

B     the head chef is absent.

C     the restaurant is almost fully booked.

14  Only kitchen staff who are 18 or older are allowed to use

A     the waste disposal unit.

B     the electric mixer.

C     the meat slicer.

Questions 15-16  


Choose TWO letters, A-E.

According to the manager, which TWO things can make the job of kitchen assistant stressful?

A  They have to follow orders immediately.

B  The kitchen gets very hot.

C  They may not be able to take a break.

D  They have to do overtime.

E  The work is physically demanding.

Questions 17-20

What is the responsibility of each of the following restaurant staff?

Choose FOUR answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-F, next to Questions 17-20.

Responsibilities
Atraining courses
Bfood stocks
Cfirst aid
Dbreakages
Estaff discounts
Ftimetables

Restaurant staff

7    Joy Parkins  ABCDEF

8    David Field  ABCDEF

9    Dexter Wills  ABCDEF

10    Mike Smith  ABCDEF

Questions 21-23


Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Paper on Public Libraries

21    What will be the main topic of Trudie and Stewart’s paper?

A  how public library services are organised in different countries

B  how changes in society are reflected in public libraries

C  how the funding of public libraries has changed

22    They agree that one disadvantage of free digitalised books is that

A  they may take a long time to read.

B  they can be difficult to read.

C  they are generally old.

23    Stewart expects that in the future libraries will

A  maintain their traditional function.

B  become centres for local communities.

C  no longer contain any books.

Questions 24-30


Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Study of local library: possible questions

•    whether it has a 24….  of its own

•    its policy regarding noise of various kinds

•    how it’s affected by laws regarding all aspects of 25…. 

•    how the design needs to take the 26 …. of customers into account

•    what 27….  is required in case of accidents

•    why a famous person’s 28 …. is located in the library

•    whether it has a 29….  of local organisations

•    how it’s different from a library in a 30 ….

Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Four business values

Many business values can result in 31…. 

Senior managers need to understand and deal with the potential 32…  that may result.

Collaboration

During a training course, the speaker was in a team that had to build a 33… 

Other teams experienced 34…  from trying to collaborate.

The speaker’s team won because they, reduced collaboration.

Sales of a 35…  were poor because of collaboration.

Industriousness

Hard work may be a bad use of various company 36… 

The word ‘lazy’ in this context refers to people who avoid doing tasks that are 37 …

Creativity

An advertising campaign for a 38…  was memorable but failed to boost sales.

Creativity should be used as a response to a particular 39… 

Excellence

According to one study, on average, pioneers had a 40  that was far higher than that of followers.

Companies that always aim at excellence may miss opportunities.

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Answer Table

1. mountains6. experience
2. horse7. Ratchesons
3. garden(s)8. helmet
4. lunch9. shops
5. map10. 267
11. A16. A, E – in either order
12. A17. F
13. C18. C
14. C19. D
15. A, E – in either order20. B
21. travel/travel(l)ing26. crime
22. history27. appointment/booking
23. study28. sugar
24. teenagers29. stamps
25. kitchen30. parking
31. damage36. resources
32. side effects37. unnecessary/not necessary
33. bridge38. chocolate bar
34. confusion39. problem
35. smartphone40. market share
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