CAE Use of English тест №1

Part 1

For questions 1-12, read the text below and decide which answer (А, В, С or D) best fits each gap.

Whose wave power is it?

Construction of the world's biggest wave-energy installation is (0) going ahead off the coast of Cornwall in southwest England. More than twenty-one million pounds' (1) ...... of funding has been agreed for what is (2) ...... as Wave Hub, a giant electrical terminal on the seabed ten miles off the coast. Wave Hub will allow a number of different wave-energy devices operating in the area to transmit the energy they generate along a high-voltage undersea cable, back to the shore.
Once it is in (3) ...... operation, Wave Hub is (4) ...... to support the largest concentration of wave-energy machines anywhere in the world. It will also mark an enormous (5) ...... forward in the development of wave power, which has tended to (6) ...... behind its cousins in the other main (7) ...... of renewable energy technology: wind power and solar power.
But surfers in the southwest have (8) ...... concerns about the project. Cornwall is Britain's principal surfing region (9) ...... of the size of the Atlantic rollers hitting the beaches there, and surfers are concerned that the energy taken from the waves may (10) ...... in a reduction of as much as eleven percent in the height of those waves when they (11) ...... the shore. But an independent study reported this week that any effect on wave height will probably be much less than the surfers had (12) ...... .

A going
В getting
С making
D setting

A amount
B value
C worth
D quantity

A referred
B called
C entitled
D known

A whole
B full
C entire
D thorough

A likely
B probable
C plausible
D surely

A tread
B strike
C pace
D step

A lag
B leave
C drag
D delay

A limbs
B branches
C wings
D prongs

A explained
B spoken
C expressed
D commented

A because
B account
C reason
D thanks

A upshot
B result
C conclude
D arise

A arrive
B realise
C reach
D achieve

A scared
B worried
C frightened
D feared

Part 2

For questions 13-27, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Spacemen's autographs

Only twelve astronauts actually (0) foot on the moon during the US Apollo space programme between 1969 and 1972. Some have since (13) household names - like Neil Armstrong, (14) made the original 'giant leap for mankind' and Buzz Aldrin, his co-pilot on that mission. The other ten are less well-known, even (15) each made his own contribution to the programme.
But to Paul Prendergast, a postal worker from London, they are all pioneers, worthy to be mentioned in the (16) breath as the great explorers of earlier eras, (17) as Christopher Columbus. Paul's fascination (18) the subject began in 2000 (19) he attended a convention for people (20) hobby is collecting autographs. There he met Alan Bean (fourth man on the moon) and Ed Mitchell (sixth). As he remembers: 'There were television stars there, people from Bond movies, and so (21) . but these men had walked on the moon. I headed straight (22) to meet them and ask for their autographs.' For a collector, the challenge of (23) hold of the remaining ten proved irresistible.
Yet Paul's quest was never going to be entirely straightforward. After (24) . at that time, only nine of the astronauts were still alive and two (25) given up signing autographs years before. Paul eventually (26) to achieve his goals, (27) .by establishing contacts with other collectors, by buying from reputable dealers and by attending specialist auctions.

Part 3

For questions 28-37, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0).

The world's oldest perfume

Archaeologists working at an (0) [EXCAVATE] on the island of Cyprus have discovered what are thought to be the world's oldest known perfumes. Remnants of fourteen different fragrances were found in a (28) [SELECT] of mixing jugs, bottles and stills which were (29) [EARTH] on the site of an ancient perfumery. The building was destroyed by an earthquake nearly four thousand years ago, at a time when Cyprus already enjoyed a (30) [REPUTED] as a centre of perfume-making.
After undergoing scientific (31) [ANALYSE] .the perfumes were found to contain a range of (32) [LOCAL] available ingredients, such as extracts of anise, pine, coriander, lemon, orange, bergamot, almond and parsley, amongst others.
Having (33) [IDENTITY] what each perfume contained, the scientists then set about remaking them using (34) [TRADITION] techniques to find out what they would actually have smelt like. They first (35) [GRIND] up the extracts, then mixed them with olive oil in clay jugs before distilling them. This method is the one recorded by writers in Ancient Roman times. Although (36) [ADMIT] simple by today's standards, the resulting aromas provide us with an olfactory window onto the ancient world, and are evidence of the loving craftsmanship that must have been applied by their (37) [CREATE] .

Part 4

For questions 38-42, think of one word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences.

Although not a native speaker, Max can express his ideas in English with a ...... degree of accuracy.
All members of Melanie's family have the same very ...... hair.
Wallace didn't think it was ...... that he was asked to work longer hours than his colleagues.

Our teacher ...... us through the poem line by line, after which we began to understand it.
Andrew ...... extensive notes during the lecture, because he wanted to remember exactly what the scientist had said.
Zoe ...... down the name and address of the company that her uncle said was looking for temporary staff.

Just because your parents are both teachers, it doesn't ...... that you'll be one, too.
To get to the campsite ...... .the road round to the left and then turn right opposite the supermarket.
Millions of viewers ...... the fortunes of the characters in the soap opera every week.

When groups of visitors come to the castle, guides ...... them round and answer their questions.
The fact that sales of classical music CDs have fallen just goes to ...... how much is being downloaded from the Internet.
Any imperfections in the material will ...... up when it is put under a microscope.

There has been a steady ...... in the number of guidebooks published recently.
As she'd taken on a lot of extra responsibility at work, Martina felt justified in putting in for a ...... .
The ancient farmhouse had been built on a slight ...... overlooking the vast open plain.

Part 5

For questions 43-50, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between three and six words, including the word given. Here is an example (0).


0 Chloe would only eat a pizza if she could have a mushroom topping.
Chloe......a mushroom topping when she ate a pizza.
The gap can be filled with the words 'insisted on having', so you write:

43 There were a lot of things to think about before we made our decision.
Lots of things needed consideration before we could make our decision.

44 Could I ask you if you'd mind looking after my dog while I'm away on holiday?
I willing to look after my dog while I'm away on holiday?

45 I know that it was wrong of me to get angry in front of the children.
I know that I should in front of the children.

46 If you need any further information, please call me.
If you need any further information .me a call.

47 It hasn't snowed quite as much this year as it did last year.
This year, there has than there was last year.

48 Unless the team's performance improves, they may find they have to resign from the league.
If the team's performance doesn't get resign from the league.

49 I don't mind whether we go to the seaside or not this year.
It doesn't whether we go to the seaside or not this year.

50 It's possible that the burglars got into the building by forcing open a fire exit.
The burglars may by forcing open a fire exit.