1. Jim used to play golf.
a) He plays golf every day.
b) He played golf before. Now he doesn't play golf.
c) He played golf before. Now he plays golf.
d) He is accustomed to playing golf every day.
2. If I __________ on holiday to Ireland, I wouldn't have met Patrick.
a) didn't go
b) haven't gone
c) hadn't gone
d) do not went
3. He has been __________ for murder.
4. There's no point __________ staying up all night if your exam is tomorrow.
5. I went to bed late last night. I am tired now.
a) If I had gone to bed earlier last night, I would not be tired now.
b) If I went to bed earlier last night, I would not be tired now.
c) If I had gone to bed earlier last night, I won't be tired now.
d) If I had gone to bed earlier last night, I shouldn't be tired now.
6. He hasn 't walked since he __________ the accident.
b) has had
d) had had
7. They had to leave the apartment because they couldn't pay the __________.
8. They said they __________ come, but they didn 't .
9. Jill knows a lot about kangaroos, but she __________ a live one.
a) doesn't ever see
b) hasn't ever seen
c) hasn't ever saw
d) didn't ever see
10. It's a pity you __________ here last night.
c) 'll not be
d) 'd not be
11. Many students study English in Canada. ____________ study French.
b) The others
c) Another one
d) Each one
12. Frank can't __________ to you now. He's busy.
b) to talk
13. The offer was too good for Sally to turn __________.
14. The marketing director __________ for almost an hour.
a) kept us to wait
b) kept us waiting
c) made us to wait
d) made us waiting
15. Does Debbie __________ cigarettes? No, she __________ .
a) smoke, don't
b) smokes, doesn't
c) smoke, hasn't
d) smoke, doesn't
16. Sam is very friendly. He __________ friends easily.
17. You have a car, __________ ?
a) have you
b) isn't it
c) don't you
d) aren't you
18. __________ man with the blonde hair is walking into __________ bank.
a) A, the
b) The, _ (nothing)
c) The, the
d) A, a
19. The phone is ringing, __________ get it.
a) I'm going to
c) I am
d) I do
20. I was eating cookies while I was studying.
a) I ate cookies before I studied.
b) I ate cookies and studied at the same time.
c) I ate cookies, then I studied.
d) I studied, then I ate cookies.
21. I __________ a good movie on the weekend.
a) have watched
b) have been watching
c) was watching
22. I work as a doctor and my wife __________ too.
23. __________ you please close the door?
24. My brother is __________ soccer player on his team.
a) the best
d) the good
25. Mom gave __________ her job when I was born.
Read the article and then answer the questions below.
A Very Spirited Cheerleader
Kristi Yamaoka, a cheerleader from Southern Illinois University, fell 15 feet and landed on her head during a recent basketball tournament. The 18 year-old sophomore was perched atop a group of her fellow cheerleaders. Together, they formed a human pyramid. Suddenly, the stunt went wrong and Kristi came tumbling down. She landed on her head.
People in the stands were stunned, as Yamaoka lay motionless for several minutes on the court. Emergency medical workers put the cheerleader on a stretcher. As she was being wheeled off the court, the Southern Illinois University band started playing the fight song "Go Southern Go." Yamaoka managed to give two thumbs up and to move her arm in time to the music. The crowd of 14,000 responded with a standing ovation for the brave and spirited cheerleader.
From her hospital bed, Yamaoka said, "As long as my arms were functioning, I could do the fight song." She explained that she didn't want her team to get distracted. She wanted them to pull off a win. Fortunately, her team did win the game.
Yamaoka is expected to make a full recovery, though doctors have told her she must take it easy for the next six weeks. That means her cheerleading is over for the season. Yamaoka says she'll try to join the team again next season.
After Yamaoka's injury, the Missouri Valley Conference has barred cheerleaders from performing certain stunts that they now consider high risk.
Yamaoka, however, has no regrets. "Life is about taking risks, and you can die at any moment," she says.
Choose the correct meaning of the word/expression as it is used in the story.
1. 'pull off'
a) to take something off by pulling
b) to fail in doing something
c) to succeed in doing something
d) cheat to have a victory
2. 'come tumbling down'
a) to fall
b) get pushed from a high place
c) to continue dancing
d) to break you legs
a) a joke
b) an action that displays unusual daring, strength or skill
c) a sport song
d) the directions about what to do next
4. 'make a full recovery'
a) the create a new routine
b) to start new with a positive attitude
c) to receive an apology from everyone who hurt you
d) to get 100% better after an accident or injury
a) a person who does stretches
b) an object used to move people who are hurt
c) an emergency medical worker
d) a strong drug to kill pain
6. 'standing ovation'
a) when people stand up to say goodbye
b) when the audience sings a song at the end of a show
c) when people have to stand and wait to leave after a show is finished
d) when the audience stands up and claps
7. 'give a thumbs up'
a) to raise two thumbs as a sign of support or approval
b) to lift somebody a little bit higher
c) a sign the person is not dead
d) to promise to come back
Choose if the statement is True (T) or False (F)
8. T he cheerleader was balanced on top of a group of cheerleaders, and she fell down.
9. A s the cheerleader was being carried away the band was very quiet.
10. The cheerleader was upset and worried about her recovery.
11. The cheerleader will try to go back to cheerleading within the next few weeks.
12. As a result of Kristi Yamaoka's fall the Missouri Valley Conference banned cheerleading from future basketball games.
13. Kristi is angry at her teammates for letting her fall.
14. The accident happened while the cheerleaders were in lines standing on top of each other to form the shape of a human pyramid.
15. The crowd and the band were very supportive of her clapping and playing music while she left.
The writing section includes two questions. You must choose ONLY ONE question from the options to answer for EACH question. Please write in complete sentences using correct punctuation.
Answer ONE of the following questions using a minimum of 50 words. (5 points)
What does the saying "every cloud has a silver lining" mean to you?
What is a cultural difference between your country and Canada?
Does getting older worry you? Why?
Answer ONE of the following questions using a minimum of 100 words. (10 points)
a) Drugs can be a serious problem in society if people become addicted. However, some people find that using some drugs helps them deal with the pain of serious illnesses. Do you think we should consider making some drugs legal if they are helping people? Why or why not?
b) It can be very difficult to immigrate to a new country. Some people believe that you should always try to adopt the new culture. Other people think it's okay to keep the culture of your native country even if you're not living there. Do you think that immigrants should try to change their culture or keep their own culture? Why or why not?
The speaking test must take place in person or over the phone with a native English teacher. It takes 5-10 minutes and includes two or three questions.