CAE Use of English тест №4

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).

Football as an art form

When filmmakers Douglas Gordon and Phillipe Parreno (0) set out to make an art house movie about the legendary French footballer Zinedine Zidane, they chose to film just one match between Real Madrid, the club for which he was playing at the (1)...... .and their great rivals Villareal. But (2)...... of following the progress of the match, the ninety-minute film would show something that had not been seen before; the precise detailed movements of one man during an entire top-level football match.
They hoped that the audience would disengage from the match itself, and focus on this portrait of greatness.
Every (3)...... gesture would be captured and they would see all of the player's grace, athleticism and competitiveness in (4)...... detail.
The (5)...... film is a fascinating work. Those who are not regular watchers of football will be astonished at how (6)...... Zidane becomes actively (7)...... in the game. For much of the ninety minutes he moves around the field relatively slowly; saying nothing, expressing even less, and only occasionally (8)...... into a lethargic jog.
And then the ball arrives at his feet, and there is a flurry of bewildering activity. The cameras (and there are seventeen of them (9)...... on him) struggle to (10)...... up. The defenders don't (11)...... a chance. In a few touches, a couple of checks and feints, Zidane has (12)...... them all behind. He crosses from the tightest of angles and his team-mate is left with the simplest of headers to score a goal.

A point
B moment
C time
D occasion

A alternative
B instead
C rather
D preference

A one
B single
C lone
D sole

A giant
B big
C huge
D great

A following
B resulting
C concluding
D arising

A partly
B scarcely
C rarely
D hardly

A concerned
B involved
C associated
D regarded

A breaking
B changing
C opening
D starting

A trained
B looking
C pointed
D staring

A take
B speed
C make
D keep

A gain
B hold
C stand
D earn

A missed
B left
C lost
D dropped

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).

Introduction to a novel

Some years ago, I received a letter (0) a stranger, Joanna King. It seemed at first to be (13) of those pleasant fan letters that authors are occasionally cheered (14) , but which then (15) out to be something else. Joanna had an aunt, aged ninety-eight, (16) had kept a diary from the age of thirteen until she was ninety-four. (17) Joanna nor her husband had ever been allowed to read any of these diaries, but because their relative was a woman (18) strong opinions, they thought they would be interesting.
The point of writing to me (19) to ask my advice. Joanna had read a memoir I'd written about my own mother and grandmother, two ordinary women with (20) claim to fame, and it had made her wonder (21) there was some value in the diaries (22) a social document. Could I suggest (23) might be done with them?
I suggested that a university might be interested and enclosed various names and addresses. I said the thought of someone keeping a diary over such (24) length of time, so neatly covering most of a century, was (25) itself extraordinary, and I would love to read them myself. Joanna replied saying that this was what she had hoped. (26) is, that I myself might be intrigued enough to want to (27) something of them. I hadn't, in fact, meant that, but once it had been suggested I began to toy with the prospect.

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).

Time management

Julie Morganstern's book (0) [TITLE] Time Management from the Inside Out aims to help people organise their time better.
Julie says that getting organised is a (28) [COMPLETE] 'learnable' skill.
One common reason she has (29) [IDENTITY] for people not getting things done, be it tasks at work, study (30) [OBJECT] , or things they hope to achieve in their free time, is that they don't set aside a (31) [SPECIFY] time in which to do these things.
In other words, they're always trying to fit new activities into an already full schedule, or allowing themselves to be distracted by things other than the task in hand. What's more, because they (32) [ESTIMATE] how long tasks are actually going to take, such people are always running behind schedule, and always having to (33) [APOLOGY] for not meeting deadlines.
To avoid this, Julie suggests making a list of 'must do' tasks and putting a time estimate next to each. This will allow a direct (34) [COMPARE] to be made between time spent on each task and how long you (35) [ORIGIN] thought it would take you. In no time at all, you'll be able to make an expert (36) [JUDGE] about how long activities really take, allowing you to be more (37) [REAL] about how much you set out to achieve in the first place.

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:

Demand for ice cream has traditionally tended to ...... off in the winter months.
If it isn't maintained properly, a modern school building will soon ...... into a state of disrepair.
Denise's family problems led her to ...... behind with her college work.

As a bank employee, Grace is used to ...... large amounts of cash on a daily basis.
The staff at the car-hire desk only seemed capable of ...... one client at a time, so a long queue had formed.
You have to be very careful when ...... certain chemicals, as they can cause skin irritations and other health problems.

The travel agent explained that you pay a small deposit now and the balance is ...... for payment four weeks before your date of departure.
Dave's plane is ...... to land at 19:50, so we don't need to go to the airport for another half-an-hour yet.
According to his boss, everyone in Malcolm's office is ...... for a rise in the next few months.

The teacher asked the children to ...... round her in a circle while she read the poem.
Nathan started to ...... up all his books and pens and put them in his briefcase before leaving his desk.
From your email, I ...... that you're not too happy with the service this company has been providing.

The checked ...... on the curtains looked lovely against the plainness of the white walls.
As a sociologist, I'm always looking for a ...... in the way people behave.
If you're going to make your own clothes, you have to learn how to follow a ...... .

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 The first employee to arrive in the morning should turn on the heating.
The heating should of staff arrives first in the morning.

44 We will have no choice but to reinforce the fence if those dogs keep getting through.
Reinforcing the fence if those dogs keep getting through.

45 Leila's interference in her sister's wedding plans has only caused trouble.
Leila's interference in her sister's wedding plans has led trouble.

46 The students did not return from the end-of-term party until dawn.
It was back from the end-of-term party.

47 'If you stay a bit longer, you'll enjoy yourself even more,' said our host at the party.
Our host at the party said that the would enjoy ourselves.

48 We were horrified to see smoke coming out of the bedroom windows.
Much smoke coming out of the bedroom windows.

49 Mrs Moore is not happy that her daughter goes to that club every evening.
Mrs Moore doesn't her daughter goes to that club every evening.

50 It's ages since the vending machines in the canteen worked.
The vending machines in the canteen ages.