Test 8


SECTION 1   Question 1-10

Complete the notes below

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer

Cycle tour leader: Applicant enquiry


Name: Margaret 

About the applicant:

  • wants a  job
  • will soon start work as a
  • has led cycle trips in
  • interested in being a leader of a cycling trip for families
  • is currently doing voluntary work with members of a  club
  • available for five months from the 1st of
  • can't eat

Contact details

  • address: 27  Place, Dumfries
  • postcode:


  • interview at 2.30 pm on
  • will plan a short 10  about being a tour guide  


SECTION 2      Questions 11-20

Questions 11-14

Choose the correct letter, A,B or C.

Visiting the Sheepmarket area

11 Which is the most rapidly-growing group of residents in the Sheepmarket area?

young professional people

students from the university

employees in the local market

12 The speaker recommends the side streets in the Sheepmarket for their

international restaurants

historical buildings

arts and crafts

13 Clothes designed by entrants for the Young Fashion competition must

be modelled by the designers themselves

be inspired by aspects of contemporary culture

be made from locally produced materials

14 Car parking is free in some car parks of you

stay for less than an hour

buy something in the shops

park in the evenings or at weekends.


Questions 15-20

Label the map below

Write the correct letter, A-I next to Questions 15-20

15 The Reynolds House 

16 The Thumb 

17 The Museum 

18 The Contemporary Art Gallery 

19 The Warner Gallery  

20 Nucleus 


SECTION 3   Questions 21-30

Questions 21-24

Complete the table below

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Presentation on film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays

Stages of presentation Work still to be done
Introduce Giannetti's book containing a 21  of adaptations Organise notes
Ask class to suggest the 22  adaptations No further work needed
Present Rachel Malchow's ideas Prepare some 23 
Discuss relationship between adaptations and 24  at the time of making the film No further work needed


Questions 25-30

What do the speakers say about each of the following films?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to questions 25-30


clearly shows the historical period

contains only parts of the play

is too similar to another kind of film

turned out to be unpopular with audiences

presents the play in a different period from the original

sets the original in a different country

incorporates a variety of art forms


25 Ran 

26 Much Ado About Nothing 

27 Romeo & Juliet 

28 Hamlet 

29 Prospero's Books 

30 Looking for Richard 


SECTION 4   Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Noise in Cities

Past reasearch focused on noise level (measured in decibels) and people's responses

Noise 'maps'

  • show that the highest noise levels are usually found on roads
  • do not show other sources of noise, e.g. when windows are open or people's neighbours are in their 31 
  • ignore variations in people's perception of noise
  • have made people realize that the noise is a 32  issue that must be dealt with

Problems caused by noise

  • sleep disturbance
  • increase in amount of stress
  • effect on the 33  of school children

Different types of noise

Some noises can be considered pleasant e.g. the sound of a 34  in a town

To investigate this,researchers may use methods from 35  sciences e.g. questionnaires

What people want

Plenty of activity in urban environments which are 36  , but also allow people to relax

But architects and town planners

  • do not get much 37  in acoustics
  • regard sound as the responsibility of engineers

Understanding sound as an art form

We need to know

  • how sound relates to 38 
  • what can be learnt from psychology about the effects of sound
  • whether physics can help us understand the 39  of sound

Virtual reality programs

  • advantage: predict the effect of buildings
  • current disadvantage: they are 40 ​​​​​​​