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    Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs

    Engl ish Language Cer t i f icat ion

    LEVEL A1 & A2 on the scale set by the Council of Europe

    MODULE 1 READING COMPREHENSION

    May 2011

    ATTENTION Dont open this booklet until the exam begins. Try to answer all 50 questions. Provide ONE answer for each item. You have 1 hour and 5 minutes to complete this exam. . 50 . . : 1 5 .

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    ACTIVITY 1 Match sentences 1-5 with pictures A-F, as in the example. 1-5 A-F .

    EX. Tommy has a temperature! A.

    1. John has got a toothache!

    2. Billys got a stomachache!

    3. Peter has a sore throat!

    4. Andreas has got a headache!

    5. Alex has got an earache!

    A. B.

    C.

    D. E. F.

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    ACTIVITY 2 What season or place are the post card writers referring to? Match options A-F with the content of each card (6-10), as in the example. ; A-F , .

    A. Autumn B. Crete C. Paris

    D. New York E. Winter F. Summer

    EXAMPLE [city]

    Hi Jenny. Here I am, in one of the most famous cities in the world! It has so many tall buildings and so much to see!

    6. [season] Were here at last! Tomorrow well go swimming. Sorry youre not with us to enjoy the sun!

    Timmy

    7. [season]

    Were finally here. The cabin is warm and comfortable and outside the snow is thick and white! Were going skiing early morning. Cant wait!

    8. [place] Im writing to you from my island, which is in the southern part of Greece. We have a new house here and we love it!

    Love Katie

    9. [place]

    ImwritingtoyoufromthecapitalofFrance,thecityofmydreams.Wishyouwereheretoseeitwithme!

    LoveyaJamie

    10. [season]

    We arrived last night. This morning I can see how beautiful it is at this time of year. The leaves on the trees are yellow and red!

    PLACE STAMP HERE

    POSTCARD PLACE STAMP HERE

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    POSTCARD PLACE STAMP HERE

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    CTIVITY 3 3.1 Read the text below and choose the best answer (A, B, or C) for items 11-13, as in the example.

    (A, B, or C) 11-13, .

    EX. ATV. A. . B. . C. .

    11. A. . B. . C. .

    12. A.

    . B.

    . C.

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    13. ______ . A. B. C.

    ATVs:beautifulbutdangerous!

    A. ATVslooklikemotorcyclesforallkindsofbeaches,hillsorrockymountains.Theycanbeverybig,colourful,withthreeorfourwheels,andforoneortworiders.Forthosewholoveracing,therearequiteafewmodels.

    B. ATVsfirstappearedaround1970andareinfashiontoday.Youcan see lots of them everywhere, especially in the countryside andnearholidayresortsfortourists.

    C. However, they can be very dangerous because they are verylight.So, their ridersarenotassafeas incars, even if theywearahelmet. Because of the great number of accidents, some companieshavestoppedproducingthreewheelATVs,andinsomeareasintheUSA,CanadaandAustraliayoucantrideone.

    D. So,becareful:ATVsmaylookbeautiful,buttheyaredangerous.Thinktwicebeforeyoubuyorsimplyrideone!

    3.2 Which part of the text contains the following information? Match parts A-D with statements 14-16 as in

    the example. ; A-D 14-16, .

    EX. . D

    14. .

    15. .

    16. .

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    ACTIVITY 4 Read the email below and for each gap (17-20) choose the best word (A-F), as in the example. There are two words you do not need. email (17-20) (-F), . .

    EX. too A. soon B. and C. but D. only E. well F. because

    Bob, hi. Im writing to tell you that last week we bought a pet. We now have a Cocker

    Spaniel (EX) too! Fay is just beautiful, with very long ears, brown eyes, (17) ____ red

    hair! The (18) _____ problem is that shes always hungry! I cant keep giving her food

    (19) _____ shell get fat. Please help! How did you solve the problem with Igor? Please

    write back as (20) _____ as you can! Peter

    ACTIVITY 5

    Fill in gaps 21-25 with the right word, as in the example. The first letter will help you. 21-25 , . .

    COUNTRYSIDE * COUNTRYSIDE * COUNTRYSIDE * COUNTRYSIDE

    EX. The island has a wonderful h_____ with boats and ships, and a few cafeterias by the sea. H A R B O U R

    21. In July, my parents and I often go to the b_____ and swim there all day, till late in the afternoon! B

    22. My little brother likes swimming but he also likes making castles n the s_____! S

    23. In winter you can ski on this m_____. Its got a lot of snow from November till April or May! M

    24. I dont really like big cities. I prefer places like my uncles v_____ where everythings so quiet! V

    25. This is the most beautiful f_____ in Greece. Its full of pine trees, rare birds and other wild animals. F

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    ACTIVITY 6 Read the text below and for each gap (26-28) choose the best word (A-E), as in the example. There are two words you do not need. (26-28) (-), . .

    EX. then A. if B. around C. between D. with E. so

    The History of Ice cream

    Did you know that ice cream was first made in China around 200 BC? People invented it (EX) then, but we know that it was also popular in Rome. Nero, for instance, was very keen on ice cream and regularly mixed it (26) _____ fruit!

    Italian and French kings soon discovered ice cream, too. But the kind of ice cream we have come to know today appeared in the USA around the middle of the 19th century. The first recipes were sold in the eighteen hundreds. However, it was (27) _____ 1926 that we had the first freezer for ice cream. (28) _____ you want to learn more about ice creams, you can go to

    www.icecream.com/info.

    ACTIVITY 7 Match statements 29-32 (COLUMN A) with the appropriate answers A-F (COLUMN B), as in the example. There is one answer you do not need. 29-32 (COLUMN A) A-F (COLUMN B), . .

    COLUMN A COLUMN B EX. My car broke down this morning! A. I hope he brings me a present!

    29. Shall we buy this souvenir? B. Thats right and I will.

    30. You dont need to wash the dishes! C. Gee, sorry, Ill come and pick you up!

    31. You must return the book today. D. I know but I dont mind helping!

    32. Uncle Peter may visit us today. E. Thats a good idea! Its very nice!

    F. How nice to see you here!

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    ACTIVITY 8 Match the questions on the left (33-36) with the answers on the right (A-E). There is one answer you do not need. (33-36) (-) . .

    The squirrel: a pet for you? Interview with Jim Handling, pet shop owner

    A. Oh, not much! You will of course need a cage, big or small, but you will also need some branches: squirrels love to climb up and down all day long!

    B. The pet shop owner will help you for sure: there are more than 280 kinds to choose from! So, you will certainly find the kind of squirrel you like best!

    C. Yes, this kind of pet can be dangerous. Actually, there have been quite a few accidents lately.

    D. Well, yes! A lot of people - children in particular - love little animals. But people love them not only for their tiny size: they are also fond of their soft fur, their big tail, their soft feet and their big eyes!

    E. No, not really! Dont worry about it. Squirrels eat almost anything: seeds, nuts, fruits

    33. Jim, is it true that pet shops are selling more and more squirrels nowadays?

    34. What do you have to buy if you want a squirrel at home?

    35. Sounds great but what about its food? I suppose that can be a problem for some?

    36. Are there many kinds of squirrels, like cats or dogs, and how can we choose one?

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    ACTIVITY 9 Read the 4 texts below and choose the best answer (A, B, or C) for items 37-41, as in the example. 4 (, , C) 37-41, .

    A. The best way to really enjoy the tropical beauty of the island is by booking a round-the-island tour. Our cruise ships offer a great

    number of tours from 20.00 - 60.00 per person. All are popular in the summer time, so book as early as possible. More info available at all hotel receptions.

    B. The Silver Scarf Peter Ryan is an ordinary teenager who suddenly starts to bring a girls silver scarf to school with him every day. No one knows why. Everyone in school starts to wonder about him. Until one day...

    This is a story about feelings and friends, and what sometimes makes people suddenly change. Written by Ernest Halley.

    C.

    In a large bowl, mix the dried fruits, the apple bits, and half a cup of sweet wine. Heat the orange juice for 1 -2 minutes. Pour it over the fruits. Cover and wait for about 2 hours, or keep in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

    D.

    Start with one card andmake sure you use yourrighthand.Hold the cardbetween two fingers