CAE Use of English тест №3

Part 1

For questions 1-12, read the text below and decide which answer (А, В, С or D) best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

What makes a good souvenir?

On my desk at home, I have a collection of souvenirs; objects that (0)remind me of places I've visited and important events in my life. These objects include a model boat that I saw being (1)...... from a piece of wood on a Caribbean island, a piece of lava that (2)...... hot from a volcano in the year I was born, and a shell (3)...... on my favourite childhood beach.
(4)...... everything else, from which memory and detail fades, it is as if the longer you hold on to certain objects, the (5)...... their associations with the past become, and the sharper the recollections that gather around them. They are, (6)...... , real souvenirs, encapsulations not only of the place, but of your time in the place. But these days, the term 'real souvenirs' sounds like a contradiction in (7)...... and this is because the objects sold to tourists as souvenirs are often cheap mass-produced imports that have nothing to (8)...... with the place at all.
It's often the (9)...... that the best souvenirs, like my shell, are found rather than purchased, but (10)...... for souvenirs can also be a fun holiday activity. But if you are buying souvenirs on holiday this summer, make sure they (11)...... the reality test. A good souvenir is not just made in the area where it is bought, it also says something about the culture of that area. It is something made by local people using sustainable local materials, and because you are effectively supporting the local economy, it shouldn't (12)...... too cheap, either.

A sketched
B carved
C thrown
D scratched

A developed
B appeared
C emerged
D arrived

A found out
B bumped into
C come across
D picked up

A Opposite
B Dissimilar
C Unlike
D Different

A wider
B greater
C larger
D harder

A albeit
B otherwise
C whereas
D therefore

A terms
B meanings
C words
D names

A gain
B do
C make
D get

A point
B fact
C case
D truth

A browsing
B seeking
C surfing
D pursuing

A win
B take
C beat
D pass

A come
B charge
C go
D cost

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).

Sushi chef

Kazutoshi Endo (0) been making the Japanese fish and rice delicacy known as sushi for thirteen years. Yet he wants to (13) it clear that he is still (14) much a beginner. In fact, he is quite adamant about it, (15) being head sushi chef at one of London's leading Japanese restaurants.
Endo comes from a hard-working family in the port city of Yokohama and is a third generation sushi chef. Although as a child he was (16) encouraged to follow (17) his father's footsteps, and actually trained to be a PE teacher instead, it was always Endo's ambition to (18) so. Yet he was never taught (19) to do.
The (20) you learn in Japan is to watch. Some chefs spend three years washing sushi rice, whilst (21) the same time watching their masters at work.
It takes some concentration to (22) an eye on Endo's hands as he makes sushi, however. All it takes is just a (23) quick cuts with his knife and a neat pile of perfectly sliced octopus sits on the counter. A sushi roll may look (24) a piece of rice, but apparently it takes years to get the touch, to be (25) to roll rice (26) exactly the right amount of pressure. As Endo says: 'Sushi (27) to be mastered. I can't explain the process in words.'

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).

Creating the perfect CV

The (0) [GROW] of online job hunting has increased the importance of having a good CV. Many employers now search CV databases for potential candidates, and a great CV which highlights your skills and experience will boost your chances of getting an interview (28) [CONSIDER] .On average, a recruiter will spend just eight seconds reviewing each CV, so it's important to get it right. If you follow a basic structure, you can present the information in a clear, concise and (29) [PERSUADE] way. Your CV should look clean and tidy with no frills or fancy (30) [ATTACH] , with all the information clearly signposted and should not exceed two pages. Include your name, address and contact details, but information about your (31) [NATIONAL] , age and hobbies is not essential.
Any (32) [PROSPECT] employer will be interested in your work experience.
List the most recent first, describing your previous jobs in short sentences using straightforward, positive language which highlights all your key (33) [ACHIEVE] .Similarly, list brief details of your academic and professional (34) [QUALIFY] along with the grades attained. Include specific skills such as IT (35) [PACK] or languages, and state whether you're at a basic, intermediate or advanced level. (36) [APPLY] looking for their first job since leaving full-time education are (37) [LIKE] to have much relevant work experience, so should put information about their academic record and key skills first.

Part 4

For questions 38-42, think of one word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences. Here is an example (0).

0 I was on the ...... of booking my flight when my boss said that I might have to change my holiday dates.
As the meeting drew to a close, the chairperson moved on to the final ...... on the agenda.
Theo couldn't see the ...... of getting to the airport too early, as the check-in desk only opened one hour before the flight departed.

The three gaps can each be filled with the word 'point', so you write:

Chris bought a folding bicycle that was small enough to ...... inside the boot of his car.
Gina is hoping that her grandmother's wedding dress will ...... her well enough to be worn without major alteration.
The police officers looked at the CCTV footage closely and agreed that the man seemed to ...... the description of the escaped prisoner exactly.

If you're looking for a bargain, the sports shop in town has got a special ...... on tennis rackets at the moment.
Zack came in for a good ...... of criticism after the team's failure to win the cup, but he seemed unaffected by it.
The television company has a lucrative ...... with a soft-drinks manufacturer which will sponsor the series.

The opening ...... of the film made a real impression on me, and from that moment on I was completely engrossed in it.
Police Inspector Davies always liked to revisit the ...... of the crime several times.
Flavia's daughter is really spoilt and creates an embarrassing ...... if she doesn't get exactly what she wants.

At the end of the talent show, the judges will ...... the three contestants who will proceed to the next round of the competition.
Did you know that it is now against the law to ...... wild flowers in the National Park?
Graham was in a bad mood and was ready to ...... a fight with anyone who disagreed with him.

Tania was rather ...... to realise that her boss was dissatisfied with her work.
Although looking through all the old family photographs was quite a ...... and time-consuming process, Gerry thoroughly enjoyed it.
There has been rather a ...... response to the charity's latest appeal for donations, so more advertising has been planned.

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 They had very little petrol left in the car by the time they reached the filling station.
They had almost by the time they reached the filling station.

44 My cousins' unexpected visit enabled me to get out of doing my homework.
My cousins' unexpected visit perfect excuse for not doing my homework.

45 Nobody can predict the real consequences of global warming.
There's real consequences of global warming will be.

46 The football club is now being run by an experienced accountant.
An experienced accountant running of the football club.

47 People say that the celebrities will arrive in the next half-an-hour.
The arrival in the next half-an-hour.

48 Some loss of support for the government is a likely consequence of these drastic measures.
These drastic measures are the government losing some support.

49 Even if we drive very fast, we'll never get to the airport on time.
No .we'll never get to the airport on time.

50 He answered the judge's question as accurately as he could.
He gave as he could to the judge's question.