Test 29

Task 1. You will hear a successful fashion designer talking about his career. Listen and mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).

1. For the speaker fashion was something he never wanted to do. FALSE

2. Fashion was a serious subject for the speaker’s parents. FALSE

3. The speaker stayed at home until he won a prize for a design. TRUE

4. A prize for a design gave the speaker a place at a London college for nine months. TRUE

5. The speaker ended up in Milan, starting his own company. FALSE

Task 2. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B or C.

1. Mensa is...
B the clever people’s club.

2. To be invited to Mensa a person must...
C do well on a series of special tests.

3. The minimum number of points an applicant must score in tests is..
A 148.

4. Oliver didn’t get good marks at school because he...
C was shy.

5. Adragon Eastwood Demello...
B is a wonder-child.

Task 3. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B, C or D.

English is the first language of many people in countries outside the United Kingdom.

When you meet speakers of English from around the world, you (1) D immediately notice that they do not all speak in the same way. There are also some (2) D differences in the words they use, including the names of (3) A common objects that are part of everyone’s daily life. But although pronunciation and (4) D vocabulary are not the same everywhere, it is interesting that English speakers from opposite sides of the world can understand (5) A each other easily. It does not seem to matter where they learnt the language. And of course this is one reason why speakers of other languages are keen (6) B on learning English too. If you know English, you are more (7) A likely to be able to study or work in all sorts of exciting places, such as the United States or Australia.

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