Test 7


SECTION 1 Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.



The library re-opened last 

The library now has

  • a seating area with magazines
  • an expanded section for books on
  • a new section on local
  • a community room for meetings (also possible to  there)
  • a new section of books for

For younger children

  • the next Science Club meeting: experiments using things from your
  • Reading Challenge: read six books during the holidays

For adults

  • this Friday: a local author talks about a novel based on a real
  • IT support is available on Tuesdays - no  is necessary
  • free check of blood  and cholesterol levels (over 60s only)

Other information

  • the library shop sells wall-charts, cards and
  • evenings and weekends: free 10  is available


SECTION 2   Questions 11-20

Questions 11 and 12

Choose TWO letters, A-E 

Which TWO age groups are taking increasing numbers of holidays with BC Travel?

16-30 years

31-42 years

43-54 years

55-64 years

over 65 years

Questions 13 and 14

Choose TWO letters, A-E

Which TWO are the main reasons given for the popularity of activity holidays?

Clients make new friends

Clients learn a useful skill

Clients learn about a different culture

Clients are excited by the risk involved

Clients find them good value for money

Questions 15-17

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

15 How does BC Travel plan to expand the painting holidays?

by adding to the number of locations

B by increasing the range of levels

by employing more teachers

16 Why are BC Travel's cooking holidays unusual?

They only use organic foods

They have an international focus

They mainly involve vegetarian dishes.

17 What does the speaker say about the photography holidays?

Clients receive individual tuition

The tutors are also trained guides

Advice is given on selling photographs.


Questions 18-20

Complete the table below

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Fitness Holidays

Location Main focus Other comments

Ireland and Italy

general fitness

  • personality designed programmes
  • also reduces 18 



  • includes exercise on the beach


mountain biking

  • wide variety of levels
  • one holiday that is specially designed for 20 


SECTION 3 Questions 21-30

Questions 21-26

Complete the flow-chart below.

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to questions 21-26

   A patters     names     sources     questions     employees     solutions    headings      officials




Locate and read relevant articles, noting key information and also 21  identify a problem or need

Select interviewees - these may be site 22  ,visitors or city 23 

Prepare can carry out interviews. If possible, collect statistics.

Check whether 24  of interviewees can be used



Select relevant information and try to identify 25 

Decide on the best form of visuals

Give some background before writing the main sections

Do NOT end with 26 


Questions 27-30

Choose the correct answer, A,B or C.

The Horton Castle Site

27 Natalie and Dave agree one reason why so few people visit Horton Castle is that

the publicity is poor.

it is difficult to get to

there is little there of interest

28 Natalie and Dave agree that the greatest problem with a visitor centre could be

covering the investment costs.

finding a big enough space for it.

dealing with planning restrictions.

29 What does Dave say about conditions in the town of Horton?

There is a lot of unemployment

There are few people of working age.

There are opportunities for skilled workers

30 According to Natalie, one way to prevent damage to the castle site would be to

insist visitors have a guide

make visitors keep to the paths

limit visitor numbers


SECTION 4   Questions  31-40

Complete the notes below

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The effects of environmental change on birds

Mercury (Hg)

  • Highly toxic
  • Released into the atmosphere from coal
  • In water it may be consumed by fish
  • It has also recently been found to affect birds which feed on 31 

Research on effects of mercury on birds

  • Claire Varian-Ramos is investigating:

- the effects on birds' 32  or mental processes, e.g. memory

- the effects on bird song(usually learned from a bird's 33 )

  • Findings:

- songs learned by birds exposed to mercury are less 34 

- this may have a negative effect on birds' 35 

  • Lab-based studies:

- allow more 36  for the experimenter

Implications for humans

  • Migrating birds such as 37  containing mercury may be eaten by humans
  • Mercury also causes problems in learning 38  
  • Mercury in a mother's body from 39  may affect the unborn child
  • New regulations for mercury emissions will affect everyone's energy 40 ​​​​​​​