Test 3


SECTION 1   Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Moving to Banford City


Linda recommends living in suburb of: 


  • Average rent: £  a month


  • Linda travels to work by
  • Limited  in city centre
  • Trains to London every  minutes
  • Poor train service at

Advantages of living in Banford

  • New  opened recently
  •  has excellent reputation
  • Good  on Bridge Street

Meet Linda

  • Meet Linda on  after 5.30 pm
  • In the 10  opposite the station


SECTION 2   Questions 11-20

Questions 11-16

What advantage does the speaker mention for each of the following physical activities?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 11-16


not dependent on season

B  enjoyable

C  low risk of injury

D  fitness level unimportant


F  fast results

G  motivating

Physical activities

11 using a gym 

12 running 

13 swimming 

14  cycling  

15 doing yoga 

16 training with a personal trainer 


Questions 17 and 18

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

For which TWO reasons does the speaker say people give up going to gym?

lack of time

loss of confidence

too much effort required

high costs

feeling less successful than others

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give for setting goals?

write goals down

have achiebavle aims

set a time limit

give yourself rewards

challenge yourself


SECTION 3   Questions 21-30

Questions 21-24

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Project on using natural dyes to colour fabrics

21 What first inspired Jim to choose this project?

textiles displayed in an exhibition

a book about a botanic garden

carpets he saw on holiday

22 Jim eventually decided to do a practical investigation which involved

using a range of dyes with different fibres

applying different dyes to one type of fibre

the time that he had to leave the fabric in the dye

23 When doing his experiments, Jim was surprised by

how much natural material was needed to make the dye

the fact that dyes were widely available on the internet

the time that he had to leave the fabric in the dye

24 What problem did Jim have with using tartrazine as a fabric dye?

It caused a slight allergic reaction

It was not a permanent dye on cotton

It was ineffective when used on nylon


Questions 25-30

What problem is identified with each of the following natural dyes?

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


It is expensive

The colour is too strong.

The colour is not long-lasting

It is very poisonous

It can damage the fabric

The colour may be unexpected

It is unsuitable for some fabrics

It is not generally available

Natural dyes

25 turmeric 

26 beetroot 

27 Tyrian purple 

28 logwood 

29 cochineal 

30 metal oxide 


SECTION 4  Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer

The sleepy lizard (tiliqua rugosa)


  • They are common in Western and South Australia
  • They are brown, but recognisable by their blue 31 
  • They are relatively large
  • Their diet consists mainly of 32 
  • Their main predators are large birds and 33 

Navigation Study

  • One study found that lizards can use the 34  to help them navigate

Observations in the wild

  • Observations show that these lizards keep the same 35  for several years

What people want

  • Possible reasons

- to improve the survival of their young ( but little 36  has been noted between parents and children )

to provide 37  for female lizards

Tracking study

A study was carried out using GPS systems attached to the 38  of the lizards

This provided information on the lizards' location and even the number of 39  taken

It appeared that the lizards were trying to avoid one another

This may be in order to reduce chances of 40