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1.

More and more young people are recognizing the advantages of living in ___1___ country and are
deciding to study abroad.

a.separate

Bb.another c.Diferent D. new

2.They realize its the best way to learn about the customs and the way of life of other people.
Students exchanges give teenagers the ___2___ to live somewhere ___3___ for a school year.
a.opportunity b. occasion

cccreason Dcause

3.They realize its the best way to learn about the customs and the way of life of other people.
Students exchanges give teenagers the ___2___ to live somewhere ___3___ for a school year.
a. else b. well. C.too

d. also

4. While they are living abroad, they will eat new food, ___4___ new traditions and learn the way
people ___5___ own age live from day to day
a. try b. sense . c experience. D. c experiment
5.While they are living abroad, they will eat new food, ___4___ new traditions and learn the way
people ___5___ own age live from day to day.

A, its b.her.c our. D.Their


Choose the best word from the list below for each space.
loving no interaction pace not effectively educational advocates

___12___ of homeschooling believe that children learn better when they are in a secure, ___13___
environment. They can also pick and choose what and when to study, which enables them to learn at
their own ___14___. In contrast, critics of homeschooling say that children who are not in classroom

miss out on learning important social skills because they have little ___15___ with their peers.
Moreover, they have raised concerns about the ability of parents to teach their kids ___16___
because they are not competent educators and have ___17___ teacher training.
Whatever the arguments for or against it, homeschooling in the USA is growing. There are now
websites, support groups that enable parents to learn more about educating children.
Homeschooling today is an accepted alternative to an ___18___ system that some believe is failing.

Advocates loving
educational

pace

interaction effective no

Read the text below. Match each heading with a paragraph. There are more headings than you
need.
The US City and the Natural Environment
A While cities and their metropolitan areas have always interacted with and shaped the natural
environment, it is only recently that historians have begun to consider this relationship. During our
own time, the tension between natural and urbanized areas has increased, as the spread of
metropolitan populations and urban land uses has reshaped and destroyed natural landscapes and
environments.
B The relationship between the city and the natural environment has actually been circular, with
cities having massive effects on the natural environment, while the natural environment, in turn, has
profoundly shaped urban configurations. Urban history is filled with stories about how city dwellers
contended with the forces of nature that threatened their lives. Nature not only caused many of the
annoyances of daily urban life, such as bad weather and pests, but it also gave rise to natural
disasters and catastrophes such as floods, fires, and earthquakes. In order to protect themselves
and their settlements against the forces of nature, cities built many defences including flood walls
and dams, earthquake-resistant buildings, and storage places for food and water. At times, such
protective steps sheltered urbanites against the worst natural furies, but often their own actions
such as building under the shadow of volcanoes, or in earthquake-prone zones exposed them to
danger from natural hazards.
C City populations require food, water, fuel, and construction materials, while urban industries need
natural materials for production purposes. In order to fulfill these needs, urbanites increasingly had to

reach far beyond their boundaries. In the nineteenth century, for instance, the demands of city
dwellers for food produced rings of garden farms around cities. In the twentieth century, as urban
populations increased, the demand for food drove the rise of large factory farms. Cities also require
fresh water supplies in order to exist engineers built waterworks, dug wells deeper and deeper into
the earth looking for groundwater, and dammed and diverted rivers to obtain water supplies for
domestic and industrial uses. In the process of obtaining water from distant locales, cities often
transformed them, making deserts where there had been fertile agricultural areas.
D Urbanites had to seek locations to dispose of the wastes they produced. Initially, they placed
wastes on sites within the city, polluting the air, land, and water with industrial and domestic effluents.
As cities grew larger, they disposed of their wastes by transporting them to more distant locations.
Thus, cities constructed sewerage systems for domestic wastes. They usually discharged the
sewage into neighbouring waterways, often polluting the water supply of downstream cities.
The air and the land also became dumps for waste disposal. In the late nineteenth century, coal
became the preferred fuel for industrial, transportation, and domestic use. But while providing an
inexpensive and plentiful energy supply, coal was also very dirty. The cities that used it suffered from
air contamination and reduced sunlight, while the cleaning tasks of householders were greatly
increased.
E In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, reformers began demanding urban
environmental cleanups and public health improvements. Women's groups often took the lead in
agitating for clean air and clean water, showing a greater concern than men in regard to quality of life
and health-related issues. The replacement of the horse, first by electric trolleys and then by the car,
brought about substantial improvements in street and air sanitation. The movements demanding
clean air, however, and reduction of waterway pollution were largely unsuccessful. On balance,
urban sanitary conditions were probably somewhat better in the 1920s than in the late nineteenth
century, but the cost of improvement often was the exploitation of urban hinterlands fo
A

.A new area of academic interest

B.The impact of environmental extremes on city planning


C.Adapting areas surrounding cities to provide resources
D.Removing the unwanted by-products of city life
E.The first campaigns for environmental change
F.Legislation brings temporary improvements
G.The increasing speed of suburban development

Part 2: You are a new member of the drama club. Fill in the form. Write in sentences. Use 20
30 words. You have 7 minutes.
Please tell us about your favorite type of drama and why you joined our
club.

Part 3: You are a member of a drama club. You are talking to J. in the club chat room. Talk to J.
using sentences. Use 30 to 40 words per answer. You have 10 minutes in total.
J: Hi. I know you are a new member. Welcome! Tell me about a play youve seen recently.

J: I hear youve just taking drama classes. I found the teacher quite strict. What do you think
about her?

J: Oh. I see. We are in the same group. Do you have any idea for the next performance?

Part 4: You are a member of a drama club. You received this email from the clubs manager.
Dear Member,
We are writing to inform you that the Christmas Competition will be cancelled due to lack of
financial support. Furthermore, the membership fee will go up by 15%from next month. We are
sorry if this creates any inconveniences for you.
The Manager
Write an email to your friend. Write about your feelings and what you think the club should do
about the situation. Write about 50 words. You have 10 minutes.
Write an email to the manager of the club. Write about your feelings and what you think the club
should do about the situation. Write 120 - 150 words. You have 20 minutes.