Test 1


SECTION 1   Questions 1-10

Complete the table below

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer


Cookery Class Focus Other Information


The food 

how to  and cook with seasonal products
  • small classes
  • also offers  classes
  • clients who return get a  discount
Bond's Cookery School  food that is
  • includes recipes to strengthen your
  • they have a free  every Thursday
The  Centre mainly  food
  • located near the
  • a special course in skills with a 10  is sometimes available


SECTION 2   Question 11-20

Questions 11-13

Choose the correct letter, A,B or C

Traffic Changes in Granford

11 Why are changes needed to traffic systems in Granford?

The number of traffic accidents has risen.

The amount of traffic on the roads has increased.

The types of vehicles on the roads have changed.

12 In a survey, local residents particularly complained about

dangerous driving by parents.

pollution from trucks and lorries

inconvenience from parked cars.

13 According to the speaker, one problem with the new regulations will be

A raising money  to pay for them

finding a way to make people follow them.

getting the support of the police


Questions 14-20

Label the map below

Write the correct letter, A-I, next to Questions 14-20

Proposed traffic changes in Granford

14 New traffic lights 

15 Pedestrian crossing 

16 Parking allowed 

17 New 'No Parking' sign 

18 New disabled parking spaces 

19 Widened pavement 

20 Lorry loading/unloading restrictions 


SECTION 3  Questions 21-30

Questions 21-25

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

21 Why is Jack interested in investigating seed germination?

He may do a module on a related topic later on.

He wants to have a career in plant science.

He is thinking of choosing the topic for his dissertation.

22 Jack and Emma agree the main advantage of their present experiment is that it can be

described very easily

B carried out inside the laboratory

completed in the time available

23 What do they decide to check with their tutor?

whether their aim is appropriate

whether anyone else has chosen this topic

whether the assignment contributes to their final grade

24 They agree that Graves' book on seed germination is disappointing because

it fails to cover recent advances in seed science.

the content is irrelevant for them.

its focus is very theoretical

25 What does Jack say about the article on seed germination by Lee Hall?

The diagrams of plant development are useful.

The analysis of seed germination statistics is thorough.

The findings on seed germination after fires are surprising.


Questions 26-30

Complete the flow-chart below.

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 26-30

        A container     B soil     weight     condition     height     F colour     types    depths


Stages in the Experiment

Select seeds of different 26  and sizes.

Measure and record the 27  and size of each one.

Decide on the 28  to be used.

Use a different 29  for each seed and label it.

After about 3 weeks, record the plant's 30 

Investigate the findings.

SECTION 4   Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Effects of urban environments on animals


Recent urban developments represent massive environmental chnages. It was previously thought that only a few animals were suitable for city life, e.g

  • the 31  - because of its general adaptability
  • the pigeon - because walls of city buildings are similar to 32 

In fact, many urban animals are adapting with unusual 33 

Recent Research

  • Emilie Snell-Rood studied small urbanised mammal specimens from museums in Minnesota

- She found the size of their 34  had increased

- She suggests this may be due to the need to locate new sources of 35  and to deal with new dangers.

  • Catarina Miranda focused on the 36  of urban and rural blackbirds.

- She found urban birds were often braver, but were afraid of situations that were 37 

  • Jonathan Atwell studies how animals respond to urban environments.

- He found that some animals respond to 38  by producing lower levels of hormones.

  • Sarah Partan's team found urban squirrels use their 39  to help them communicate.

Long-term possibilities

Species of animals may develop which are unique to cities. However, some changes may not be 40