Test 4


PART 1  Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below

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

Holiday rental

 Owners' names: Jack Fitzgerald and Shirley Fitzgerald

 Granary Cottage

  • available for week beginning  May
  • cost for the week: £


  • cost for the week: £480
  • building was originally a
  • walk through doors from living room into a
  • several  spaces at the front
  • bathroom has a shower
  • central heating and stove that burns
  • views of old  from living room
  • view of hilltop 9  from the bedroom


  • deposit: £144
  • deadline for final payment: end of 10 


PART 2   Questions 11-20

Questions 11-14

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C

Local council report on traffic and highways

11 A survey found people's main concern about traffic in the area was

 cuts to public transport 

 poor maintenance of roads.

 changes in the type of traffic.

12 Which change will shortly be made to the cycle path next to the river?

 It will be widened.

 It will be extended

 It will be resurfaced.

13 Plans for a pedestrian crossing have been postponed because

 the Post Office has moved.

 the proposed location is unsafe.

 funding is not available at present.

14 On Station Road, notices have been erected.

 telling cyclists not to leave their bikes outside the station ticket office.

 asking motorists to switch off engines when waiting at the level crossing.

 warning pedestrians to leave enough time when crossing the railway line.


Questions 15-20

Label the map below.

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

15 New car park  

16 New cricket pitch  

17 Children's playground  

18 Skateboard ramp  

19 Pavilion  

20 Notice board  


PART 3  Questions 21-30

Questions 21-22

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO benefits of city bike-sharing schemes do the students agree are the most important?

 reducing noise pollution

 reducing traffic congestion

 improving air quality

 encouraging health and fitness

 making cycling affordable


Questions 23-24

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO things do the students think are necessary for successful bike-sharing schemes?

 Bikes should have a GPS system.

 The app should be easy to use.

 Public awareness should be raised.

 Only one scheme should be available

 There should be a large netwrok of cycle lanes.


Questions 25-30 

What is the speakers' opinion of the bike-sharing schemes in each of the following cities?

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

Opinion of bike-sharing scheme

 A They agree it has been disappointing.

 They think it should be cheaper.

 They are surprised it has been so successful.

 They agree that more investment is required.

 They think the system has been well designed.

 F They disagree about the reasons for its success.

 They think it has expanded too quickly.



25 Amsterdam  

26 Dublin   

27 London  

28 Buenos Aires  

29 New York  

30 Sydney   


PART 4   Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


 The dodo was a large flightless bird which used to inhabit the island of Mauritius.


  • 1507 - Portuguese ships transporting 31  stopped at the island to collect food and water
  • 1638 - The Dutch established a 32  on the island.
  • They killed the dod birds for their meat.
  • The last one was killed in 1681.


  • The only record we have is written descriptions and pictures (possibly unreliable)
  • A Dutch painting suggests the dodo was very 33 
  • The only remaining soft tissue is a dried 34  
  • Recent studies of a dodo skeleton suggest the birds were capable of rapis 35 
  • It's thought they were able to use their small wings to maintain 36 
  • Their 37  was of average size.
  • Their sense of 38  enabled them to find food.

 Reasons for extiction

  • Hunting was probably not the main cause.
  • Sailors brought dogs and monkeys.
  • 39  also escaped onto the island and ate the birds' eggs.
  • The arrival of farming meant the 40  was destroyed.