SECTION 1: 

Questions 1 – 8 (click here to listen)
Complete the form below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

PACKHAM’S SHIPPING AGENCY – customer quotation form

Example:  Country of destination: Kenya

Name:  Jacob 1 ............

Address to be collected from:  2 ............ College, Downlands Rd

Town:  Bristol

Postcode:  3 ............

Contents: clothes
                   6 ............

                   7 ............
Total estimated value: 8 £............ 

Answer key: here       Transcript: here

Questions 9 and 10 (click here to listen)
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

9  Type of insurance chosen

     A  Economy         B  Standard          C  Premium

10  Customer wants goods delivered to

      A  port         B  home             C  depot 

Answer key: here        Transcript: here

 

SECTION 2:

Questions 11 – 16 (click here to listen)
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

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THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

Well known for:         11 ............
Complex consists of:     concert rooms 
                                          theatres
                                          cinemas
                                          art galleries
                                          public library
                                          restaurants
                                          12 ............
Historical background:  1940 – area destroyed by bombs
                                         1960s – Centre was 13 ............

                                         In 14 ............– opened to public

Managed by:                    15 ............

Open:                               16 ............days per year

Questions 17 – 20
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Day

Time

Event

Venue

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Ticket price

Monday and Tuesday

7.30 p.m.

‘The Magic Flute’ (opera by Mozart)

17 ............

from £8.00

Wednesday

8.00 p.m.

18 ‘ ............’ (Canadian film)

Cinema 2

19 ............

Saturday and Sunday

11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

20 ‘ ............’ (art exhibition)

Gallery 1

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Answer key: here        Transcript: here

 

SECTION 3:

Questions 21–30 (click here to listen)

Complete the notes below. Write no more than three words for each answer.

 

Novel:  (21) …………………

Protagonists:  Mary Lennox; Colin Craven

Time period:  Early in (22) …………………

Mary moves to UK – meets Colin who thinks he’ll never be able to 

(23) ………………… . They become friends.

Point of view:  “Omniscient” – narrator knows all about characters’ feelings, opinions and (24) …………………

Audience:  Good for children – story simple to follow

Symbols (physical items that represent (25) …………………):

  • the robin redbreast

  • (26) …………………

  • the portrait of Mistress Craven

Motifs (patterns in the story):

  • the Garden of Eden

  • secrecy – metaphorical and literal transition from 27 …………………

Themes:  Connections between

  • (28) ………………… and outlook

  • (29) ………………… and well-being

  • individuals and the need for (30) …………………

Answer keys: here

 

SECTION 4

Questions 31–35 (click here to listen)

Complete the table below. Write one word only for each answer.

Time Perspectives

Time Zone

Outlook

Features & Consequences

Past

Positive

Remember good times, e.g. birthdays.

Keep family records, photo albums, etc.

 

(31) ……………..

Focus on disappointments, failures, bad decisions.

Present

Hedonistic

Live for (32) …………….. ; seek sensation; avoid pain.

 

Fatalistic

Life is governed by (33) …………….. , religious beliefs, social conditions. Life’s path can’t be changed.

Future

(34) ……………..

Prefer work to play. Don’t give in to temptation.

 

Fatalistic

Have a strong belief in life after death and importance of (35) …………….. in life.

 

Questions 36–40

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

 

36) We are all present hedonists

A) at school

B) at birth

C) while eating and drinking

37) American boys drop out of school at a higher rate than girls because

A) they need to be in control of the way they learn

B) they play video games instead of doing school work

C) they are not as intelligent as girls

38) Present-orientated children

A) do not realise present actions can have negative future effects

B) are unable to learn lessons from past mistakes

C) know what could happen if they do something bad, but do it anyway

39) If Americans had an extra day per week, they would spend it

A) working harder

B) building relationships

C) sharing family meals

40) Understanding how people think about time can help us

A) become more virtuous

B) work together better

C) identify careless or ambitious people