Fill each of the blank spaces with the correct
form of one of the phrasal verbs in the box. The explanations in
brackets can help you find the correct phrasal verb. Then check
HOW TO EVALUATE: 1
(one) mark for each correct answer (phrasal verb and verbal tense).
0 (zero) marks for each answers when the phrasal verb chosen is correct
but the verbal tense is wrong. Maximum scoring: 7 marks
put up with
cut down on
look forward to
catch up with
run out of
let someone off
I thought that the policeman was going to
fine me, but finally he .
(refrain from punishment)
Mark started last in the race but he soon
(overtake, but not pass)
We havemilk, so put some lemon in your
(consume all the supply of)
his mother in character and his father in appearance.
our arrival from Barcelona.
(expect with pleasure)
We had to
a lot of noise when the children were at home.
Mirta will have to
the number of chocolate bars she eats
every day if she wants to keep slim.
Read the text below carefully. For questions 1-5,
choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according
to the text. Then check your
HOW TO EVALUATE: 1 (one) mark for each correct answer. Maximum
scoring: 5 marks
A FEELING OF PURE JOY
Then mother managed to buy me some
more paints and brushes, along with one or two drawing
books and a pencil. This, of course, broadened my range of
expression and allowed me to have a greater choice of
subject. After the first few weeks of uncertainty and
awkwardness, I settled down contentedly with my new
pastime. I painted every day upstairs in the back bedroom,
completely by myself.
I was changing. I didn't know it then, but
I had found a way to be happy again and to forget some of the
things that had made me unhappy. Above all I learned to forget
myself. I didn't miss going out with my brothers now, for I had
something to keep my mind active, something to make each day a
thing to look forward to.
I would sit crouched on the floor for
hours, holding the brush between my toes, my right leg curled up
under my left, my arms held tightly at my sides, the hands
clenched. All my paints and brushes were around me, and I would
get mother or father to pin the drawing paper to the floor with
tacks to keep it steady. It looked a very queer awkward position,
with my head almost between my knees and my back as crooked as a
corkscrew. But I painted all my best pictures this way, with the
wooden floor as my only easel.
Slowly I began to lose my early depression.
I had a feeling of pure joy while I painted, a feeling I had
never experienced before and which seemed almost to lift me
above myself. It was only when I wasn't painting that I became
depressed and cross with everyone at home.
Where does the passage come from?
a letter describing the writer's family
life B. an article recommending the teaching of
painting to children C. a book telling the story of the writer's
life D. a book explaining how to start painting
What does the writer say about his new
He only had the most basic equipment.
B. He drew his pictures before painting them.
C. He couldn't paint what he wanted to.
D. He needed some time to get used to it.
What happened to the writer as a result of
taking up painting?
He rediscovered feelings of happiness.
B. He stopped going out with his brothers.
C. He was able to express his unhappiness.
D. He decided he liked being on his own.
The writer got his parents to pin drawing
paper to the floor so that ...
he could put his paints and brushes on it. B. the floor would be protected from paint. C. the paper didn't move when he was painting. D. he could copy the pattern of the floor.
Why did the writer paint sitting on the floor?
He could carry on painting for hours. B. It was the easiest way for him to paint. C. There was no table or chair in the room. D. He had his best ideas in this position.
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examination please use this scoring table:
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= A or EXCELLENT = B or VERY GOOD = C or FAIR = D or NEED TO REVIEW UNITS 1 TO