Test 1


PART 1        Questions 1–10 

Complete the notes below.

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

Bankside Recruitment Agency

  • Address of agency:    497 Eastside, Docklands
  • Name of agent:    Becky 1  
  • Phone number:   07866 510333

  • Best to call her in the 2  

 Typical jobs

  • Clerical and admin roles, mainly in the finance industry

  • Must have good 3  skills

  • Jobs are usually for at least one 4  

  • Pay is usually 5 £  per hour

 Registration process

  • Wear a 6  to the interview
  • Must bring your 7  to the interview

  • They will ask questions about each applicant’s 8 

 Advantages of using an agency

  1. The 9  you receive at interview will benefit you
  2. Will get access to vacancies which are not advertised
  3. Less 10  is involved in applying for jobs

PART 2        Questions 11–20

Questions 11–14

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Matthews Island Holidays


11 According to the speaker, the company

 A has been in business for longer than most of its competitors.

 B has been in business for longer than most of its competitors.

 C has more customers than its competitors.

12 Where can customers meet the tour manager before travelling to the Isle of Man?

 A Liverpool

 B Heysham

 C Luton

13 How many lunches are included in the price of the holiday?

 A three

 B four

 C five

14 Customers have to pay extra for

 A guaranteeing themselves a larger room.

 B guaranteeing themselves a larger room.

 C transferring to another date.


Questions 15–20

Complete the table below.

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


Timetable for Isle of Man holiday

   Activity  Notes
Day 1 Arrive

Introductionby manager

Hotel dining room has view of the 15 

Day 2 Tynwald Exhibition and Peel

Tynwald may have been founded in 16  not 979.

Day 3 Trip to Snaefell

Travel along promenade in a tram; train to Laxey; train to the 17  of Snaefell

Day 4 Free day

Company provides a 18  for local transport and heritage sites.

Day 5 Take the 19  railway train from Douglas to Port Erin

Free time, then coach to Castletown– former 20  has old castle.

Day 6 Leave   Leave the island by ferry or plane


PART 3         Questions 21–30

Questions 21–26

What did findings of previous research claim about the personality traits a child is likely to have because of their position in the family?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A–H, next to Questions 21–26.

Personality Traits

A outgoing

B selfish

C independent

D attention-seeking

E introverted

F co-operative

G caring

H competitive

Position in family

21. the eldest child 

22. a middle child 

23. the youngest child 

24. a twin 

25. an only child  

26. a child with much older siblings 


Questions 27 and 28

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

27 What do the speakers say about the evidence relating to birth order and academic success?

 A There is conflicting evidence about whether oldest children perform best in intelligence tests.

 B There is little doubt that birth order has less influence on academic achievement than socio-economic status.

 C Some studies have neglected to include important factors such as family size.

28 What does Ruth think is surprising about the difference in oldest children’s academic performance?

 A It is mainly thanks to their roles as teachers for their younger siblings.

 B The advantages they have only lead to a slightly higher level of achievement.

 C The extra parental attention they receive at a young age makes little difference.


Questions 29 and 30

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO experiences of sibling rivalry do the speakers agree has been valuable for them?

 A learning to share

 B learning to stand up for oneself

 C learning to be a good loser

 D learning to be tolerant

 E learning to say sorry

PART 4        Questions 31–40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The Eucalyptus Tree in Australia


  • it provides 31  and food for a wide range of species
  • its leaves provide 32  which is used to make a disinfectant

Reasons for present decline in number

A) Diseases

 (i) 'Mundulla Yellows'

  • Cause - lime used for making 33  was absorbed

- trees were unable to take necessary iron through their roots

 (ii) 'Bell-miner Associated Die-back'

  • Cause - 34  feed on eucalytus leaves

- they secrete a substance containing sugar

- bell-miner birds are attracted by this and keep away other species


(B) Bushfires

 William Jackson’s theory:

  • high-frequency bushfires have impact on vegetation, resulting in the growth of 35   
  • mid-frequency bushfires result in the growth of eucalyptus forests, because they:

​​​​​​- ​make more 36  available to the trees

- maintain the quality of the 37 

  • low-frequency bushfires result in the growth of 38‘  rainforest’, which is:

​​​​​​​- a 39  ecosystem

- an ideal environment for the 40 ​​​​​​​ of the bell-miner