The Big Challenge

Die Lösungen

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In this picture we can see ….. .
  • a boy and his three sisters
  • five children in a library
  • boys and girls in the street
  • two girls and their parents
The boy in the middle ….. .
  • has got a blue T-shirt
  • isn't very happy
  • hasn't got a book
  • has got short hair
What can you see in the picture?
  • trousers, faces, arms
  • books, legs, shoes
  • eyes, hands, desks
  • bags, heads, ears
Complete the word: B _ _ _ T I F U L
  • E A U
  • A E U
  • U E A
  • E U A
Five + eight + twelve = …..
  • 33
  • 25
  • 43
  • 24
My aunt Lucy is my ….. .
  • mother's brother
  • uncle's wife
  • father's cousin
  • brother's wife
….. isn't the opposite of “small”.
  • Little
  • Big
  • Tall
  • Large
Find a name for this “family” of words: shower, river, sea.
  • The bathroom
  • Water
  • The weather
  • Swimming
Leo Patterson is ….. .
  • Sue's friend
  • Sue's brother
  • Danny's father
  • Sue's neighbour
Leo says he wants to ….. .
  • buy a new bicycle
  • go to a party
  • give Sue a present
  • see Danny on Sunday
What do we know about Leo?
  • He hasn't got a bike.
  • He can go to the party by bus.
  • He doesn't live near Danny.
  • His bike is broken.
We know that ….. .
  • Leo can't go to the party by car
  • Leo is going to drive his father's car
  • Danny and Leo are going to the party together
  • the party starts at 3 o'clock
Jack and I ….. in the garden at the moment.
  • is
  • are
  • am
  • have
Please ….. down and be quiet, children!
  • make
  • don't
  • sit
  • put
My sister's ….. blue eyes.
  • got
  • have got
  • hasn't
  • likes
….. I ….. a piece of cake, please?
  • Am … got
  • Have … make
  • Can … have
  • Does … like
Mr and Mrs Hampton ….. shopping at that shop because it's too expensive.
  • never do their
  • don't often
  • usually go
  • doesn't like
In the photo, we can see a table with ….. behind it.
  • an apple
  • a blackboard
  • a classroom
  • a window
The sandwich is ….. .
  • under the books
  • next to the clock
  • in front of a bag
  • on top of an apple
What can you see in the photo that you can eat?
  • ham, cheese, bread
  • apple, cucumber, jam
  • cake, ham, apple
  • cheese, bread, egg
Find the list of things that you can eat.
  • vegetables, meat, plates
  • rice, paint, strawberries
  • forks, carrots, biscuits
  • beans, pears, pasta
England, Wales, Northern Ireland and ….. are in the United Kingdom.
  • Scotland
  • The Republic of Ireland
  • Canada
  • Australia
British people love ….. and usually put milk or lemon in it.
  • coffee
  • tea
  • fish and chips
  • cereal
Meghan and Kate are married to two princes: ….. .
  • Charles and Edward
  • Harry and William
  • William and Charles
  • Edward and William
….. is only 130 years old and no one lives there, but visitors to London usually
  • Buckingham Palace
  • The Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Stonehenge
A man asks a little girl, “…..” She answers, “Nine and a half.”
  • What time is it?
  • How old are you?
  • How are you?
  • What's your name?
A man is working. A woman asks him, “Do you stop at the cinema?” What's the man's job?
  • He's a taxi driver.
  • He's a film actor.
  • He drives a bus.
  • He sells tickets at a cinema.
At school, Patrick's friend asks him, “…..” Patrick answers, “Yes, I'm all right.”
  • Is the answer right?
  • Are you clever?
  • Have you got a problem?
  • Are you OK?
On the bus, you give your seat to an old lady. She says, “Thank you.” What can you say?
  • “I'm ready.”
  • “No problem.”
  • “I'm so sorry.”
  • “Have a nice time.”
A man is saying, “They're black and white and very big but they aren't dangerous and they don't make a lot of noise. I love playing with them.” What's he talking about?
  • Motor bikes.
  • His dogs.
  • Computer games.
  • A rock band.
You're leaving a friend's house and it's raining. Your friend's father says, “Do you want to borrow an umbrella?” What can you say?
  • “Absolutely. That's a terrible idea.”
  • “Yes, of course I can borrow it.”
  • “That's really kind of you.”
  • “You're welcome.”
“Key” rhymes with the letter “…..”.
  • Image A
  • g
  • i
  • k
Complete the list: there, wear, hair, ….. .
  • near
  • fire
  • share
  • here
“Calculating” = O o o o. “Impossible” = ….. .
  • O o o o
  • o O o o
  • o o O o
  • o o o O
We know that Alan Drew ….. .
  • is the president of a nature reserve
  • teaches at a secondary school
  • is a student at Baxton Secondary School
  • has got a minibus
We know the members of the club are interested in ….. .
  • the natural world
  • football
  • trips to big cities
  • visits to castles
What can you say about the minibus?
  • The school football team needs it every Saturday.
  • It belongs to the school and has only 12 seats.
  • When the Safari Club needs it, the football team can't have it.
  • The football team doesn't need it on the first Saturday in October.
What do we know about Cranmarsh Nature Reserve?
  • There aren't many birds and flowers in the reserve.
  • Visitors usually have lunch at the café in the reserve.
  • You can see everything in the reserve in an hour.
  • It's the perfect place for people who like long walks.
This new machine for making pasta is amazing.” “Really? …… it …… ?
  • What's ….. do
  • Whose ….. for
  • How does ….. work
  • Why ….. so good
…… much …… the fridge?
  • How …… does cost
  • Is there … cheese in
  • How … have you got
  • Do you keep … eggs in
People think it often rains in England, ….. ?
  • isn't it
  • don't they
  • does it
  • doesn't it
Find the word that is an object you find in the kitchen.
  • bin
  • pillow
  • chin
  • sleeve
Mum ….. the dinner but she's ill today, so ….. it.
  • normally cooks … she doesn't cook
  • usually cooks… Dad's cooking
  • likes cooking … I cook
  • always cooking … she can't cook
Find the pair of words with different vowel sounds. For example: ship/please, main/test.
  • green/east
  • know/hope
  • food/book
  • my/time
The ….. invaded England in 1066. Their leader became King William I of England.
  • Normans
  • Romans
  • Vikings
  • Spanish

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In this photo, we can see ….. .
  • three students in a café 
  • three tourists in a shop
  • some students at a bus stop
  • some friends in a classroom
We can see that the young woman in the middle ….. .
  • is wearing blue and white shoes
  • is looking at her friends
  • has got long black hair
  • is holding a coffee cup
Find an appropriate title for the photo.
  • A cold day in the park.
  • Laura tells a sad story.
  • Dinner for two in a restaurant.
  • A break between classes.
It's ….. now, so the plants and flowers in the garden are growing again.
  • grass
  • spring
  • snow
  • floor
Cut the steak into small pieces with a ….. before you cook it.
  • fork
  • spoon
  • knife
  • neck
Their new TV has got an enormous ….. .
  • trip
  • screen
  • key
  • head
Find a title for this “family” of words: change, purse, pound.
  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Money
  • Sports
The flight from London to New York ….. about eight hours.
  • puts
  • takes
  • makes
  • finds
Kate ….. .
  • lives near Dave and Pete
  • has got two brothers
  • doesn't live in England
  • is writing to her parents
The email tells us that Dave and Pete ….. .
  • don't work abroad.
  • are on holiday abroad.
  • left England a few years ago.
  • are coming to England for their father's birthday.
Kate ….. on the 31st.
  • is disappointed because she won't see her father
  • is planning to visit her brothers
  • won't be at her parents' house
  • isn't going to tell her father about the Zoom meeting
Find the true sentence.
  • Kate bought the golf clubs but they were expensive.
  • Kate hopes that her brothers will pay for the golf clubs.
  • Dave and Pete both live in New York.
  • On the evening of the 31st, Mr Randall is going to see his three children.
There's no school today so I ….. in bed until 10 o'clock!
  • am staying
  • don't get up
  • stay
  • can't stay
I can see some white paint in the cupboard but ….. blue paint.
  • there's some
  • there are no
  • it isn't much
  • there isn't any
Ryan ….. a lot of fun when he's with his cousin Mark.
  • is going 
  • always has
  • doesn't often
  • isn't having
Your new tablet is ….. my old laptop.
  • much faster as
  • not as good
  • a lot better than
  • quicker that
Why did ….. my white shirt with your red dress? Now, my shirt's pink!
  • wash it
  • Mum washed
  • you wash
  • put in the washing machine
The man in the photo is ….. .
  • enjoying his breakfast
  • having an argument with his family
  • looking for his wife and children
  • sitting next to his wife
The woman and the two children look ….. .
  • surprised and delighted
  • shocked and angry
  • bored and disappointed
  • amazed and grateful
The man is probably going to say, “…..”
  • I'm so glad you think so.
  • Thank you for your help.
  • Don't shout at me, please!
  • That was very funny.
A lot of people have a sandwich for lunch. Find the list of things you can put in a sandwich.
  • ham, salmon, wood
  • lettuce, turkey, cheese
  • mustard, jam, ceiling
  • flour, luggage, chicken
….. and chips is a traditional English dish. You can buy it, already cooked, from one of the 10,500 special shops in the UK.
  • Beans
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Burger
….. was a famous 19th century writer.
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Agatha Christie
  • Charles Dickens
  • Sherlock Holmes
You must see the ….. of Parliament when you visit London.
  • Tower
  • Houses
  • Palace
  • Cathedral
….. is a very large city. It's in the middle of England, about 90 kilometres from the sea.
  • Liverpool
  • Glasgow
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
Teresa's phone rings. She answers it and says, “Hello.” A voice asks, “Is that Teresa?” What can Teresa say now?
  • Yes, she's talking.
  • Speaking.
  • Here it is.
  • Yes, that's Teresa.
You want to have a picnic on the grass in the park. Unfortunately, you can't because there's a sign that says “Keep ….. the grass.” 
  • off
  • back
  • away
  • out
Jeremy says to Anne, “I got 88 out of 100 in the test.” Anne answers, “What a coincidence! …..”
  • So did I.
  • I didn't.
  • I did them.
  • I've got them too.
A woman is saying, “It's bright, modern and just the right size. Can I move in now?” What is she talking about?
  • A dress
  • A car
  • An apartment
  • A painting
A man is talking to a woman. She says something and then he says, “You're welcome.” What did the woman say to him?
  • That's so nice of you.
  • Can I help you?
  • Have a wonderful time!
  • I'm so happy you're back.
The manager of a football team is talking to the coach. “What's Richard like as a captain?” asks the manager. He wants to know ….. .
  • if Richard wants to be the team captain
  • if Richard is a good captain
  • who will be a good captain, in Richard's opinion
  • if Richard likes being the captain
Find the pair of words that doesn't rhyme.
  • honey, sunny
  • push, brush
  • find, kind
  • ride, cried
When you say the letter “Q”, the vowel sound is the same as the vowel sound in ….. .
  • who
  • few
  • flew
  • blue
“Geography” = o O o o. “Education” =  ….. .
  • O o o o
  • o O o o
  • o o O o
  • o o o O
What do you know about Pattie?
  • She is younger than all the other millionaires in Britain.
  • She only sells her cookies on the internet.
  • Not all supermarkets sell her cookies.
  • She is the only teenage millionaire in Britain.
One Sunday last year, Pattie ….. .
  • got bored when she was making cookies with her gran's recipe
  • made some chocolate cookies for the first time
  • called her boyfriend because she was making some cookies
  • did something wrong, possibly because her boyfriend was on the phone
When she realised her mistake, Pattie ….. .
  • started again from the beginning
  • hoped that the cookies were going to be all right 
  • was sure that her mistake didn't matter
  • had to buy some more chocolate
Find the sentence that is true according to the information in the article.
  • No one knows why Pattie's cookies are so delicious.
  • Pattie started a business because other people loved her cookies.
  • Pattie left school but her parents didn't think it was a good idea.
  • The journalist didn't ask Pattie for details about the mistake.
We ….. have time for dinner before the concert if it …… at 7 pm.
  • won't ….. starts
  • will ….. won't start
  • don't ….. will start
  • didn't ….. is starting
I ….. the High Street when suddenly I heard thunder.
  • walked along
  • looked at the shops in
  • was walking down
  • didn't have a long time in
I don't want to watch TV. How ….. a game of cards or Scrabble?
  • about having
  • if we're having
  • do you like to play
  • good can be
The “ai” in “said” sounds like ….. .
  • the “ai” in “afraid”
  • the “ei” in “receive”
  • the “ey” in “grey”
  • the “ea” in “head”
Yes, those jeans are very nice but I want ….. the big silver belt.
  • have them with
  • the ones with
  • these have got
  • to buy it with
Complete the series: hard/easy, high/low, polite/….. .
  • rude
  • wrong
  • sweet
  • strict
 ….. dates from Roman times when it was between England and Scotland. A lot of tourists visit it every year.
  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle
  • Hadrian's Wall
  • Loch Ness

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In the photo, a woman is ….. .
  • wearing a new sweater
  • taking something out of a box
  • looking for a box of sweaters
  • holding a box of clothes
The woman looks ….. .
  • surprised and delighted
  • disappointed and a bit angry
  • happy and amazed
  • calm and very pleased
She's thinking, “I can't understand it. …..”
  • It's just right for me.
  • It arrived so quickly.
  • It's a lovely present.
  • He knows I hate orange.
You can buy almost anything in a department ….. .
  • shop
  • house
  • store
  • flat
When you want to put a website on your list of favourites, you add a ….. .
  • bookmark
  • keyboard
  • preference
  • footnote
Cloudy, sunny, dry, ….. . Which of the following words doesn't belong in this family of words?
  • foggy
  • fine
  • stormy
  • empty
We mustn't go into that room because the sign on the door says, “Keep …..”.
  • off
  • out
  • back
  • up
She often has curry for dinner because she ….. of Indian food.
  • is helpful
  • is very fond
  • is keen
  • likes to taste
Robert Delamere ….. .
  • is going to build a swimming pool
  • went to the same school as Harriet
  • left £2,000 to his old school
  • died a long time ago
We know from the article that ….. .
  • the school's swimming pool is rather old
  • the school hasn't got a swimming pool
  • the school doesn't need any money
  • Harriet thinks swimming pools are too expensive
Harriet hopes that students and parents can help, because they can ….. .
  • give her the things that she needs to buy
  • look for things that nobody wants
  • sell things that she doesn't want
  • bring her things that they don't need
According to information in the article, we know that ….. .
  • Harriet doesn't want people to give her things that are too big
  • the things to sell at the Summer Fair must be quite small
  • students and their parents can give Harriet money if they prefer
  • Harriet is not only asking for clothes, books and ornaments
“Let's look at the menu, Mum. Hmm. Steak for me, I think. What ….. ?”
  • do you have
  • you want
  • are you having
  • have you got
Mr Harris ….. often ….. to the gym after work because he's too tired.
  • does ….. like going
  • isn't ….. going
  • goes ….. every day
  • doesn't ….. go
After lunch, the old lady put the television on and ….. it until 5 o'clock.
  • looks at
  • is watching
  • watches
  • watched
“You've got ten minutes to finish the exam. You must all stop writing when the bell ….. .”
  • is ringing
  • rings
  • will ring
  • is going to ring
I can't remember the words of that song because I ….. sung it ….. years.
  • haven't ….. for
  • didn't ….. for many
  • didn't have ….. in
  • didn't want to ….. since
In this photo, the person on the left is a ….. .
  • chef
  • cooker
  • waiter
  • butcher
The young woman is probably saying, “The customer says it ….. .”
  • doesn't fit
  • tastes awful
  • looks delicious
  • can't eat it
The man is definitely not saying, “…..”
  • But no one else has complained.
  • It's not my fault.
  • Why didn't you say she didn't want any sauce?
  • I couldn't possibly eat any more.
Find the group of words associated with restaurants.
  • plate, napkin, lane
  • starter, hammer, dessert
  • bill, course, dish
  • fight, choose, menu
….. is not one of the 50 US states.
  • Arizona
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vancouver
  • Illinois
The traditional American Thanksgiving dinner usually includes ….. .
  • barbecue sauce
  • roast turkey
  • brown bread
  • pancakes
Which of these is not in New York?
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • The Empire State Building
  • The White House
  • Manhattan
The Duke of …… , who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815, gave his name to a capital city.
  • Edinburgh
  • Wellington
  • Washington
  • Cardiff
A friend calls you on the phone, says, “Hi!” and then asks, “How's it going?” What can you answer?
  • “Very fast!”
  • “Great!”
  • “By bus.”
  • “All the time.”
Emma's dog is licking your hand. Emma says, “I'm sorry – stop it, Rover!” But you say, “No, it's all right. …..”
  • I don't mind.
  • You're welcome.
  • Don't upset me.
  • It's very tidy.
Diane's mother asks her, “What sort of cake do you want for your birthday party?” Her brother Rob says, “Chocolate!” Diane then says, “Be quiet, Rob! …..”
  • It's not up to you.
  • It doesn't belong to you.
  • It doesn't match.
  • It doesn't suit you.
Mr and Mrs Howard are going out tonight. They want a babysitter for their little boy. You offer your services. What can you say?
  • “Take care of him for me.”
  • “I'll look after him.”
  • “I'll put him away.”
  • “He'll be careful with me.”
On the phone, Mr Brown says, “Oh, good. I'll pick them up today. I've had to borrow my wife's for two weeks.” What's he talking about?
  • His children.
  • His car.
  • A new pair of glasses.
  • Some plants he has ordered.
Two students are talking. Sam says, “Do you give up?” and Karen answers, “All right, I do.” What can you say about the situation?
  • They are playing a guessing game. Karen can't find the right answer.
  • Karen has to admit to Sam that she gives money to a bully at school.
  • Karen promises Sam that she will stop eating meat.
  • Karen finally agrees to lend Sam some money.
“Thief” rhymes with “…..”
  • deaf
  • leaf
  • if
  • give
The “a” in “machine” has the same sound as the “a” in ….. .
  • apple
  • India
  • April
  • rather
“Astronomy” = o O o o. “Responsible” = ….. .
  • O o o o
  • o O o o
  • o o O o
  • o o o O
According to the text, the competition at Cooper's Hill ….. .
  • began when the Romans lived in Britain
  • takes place every spring
  • is the strangest tradition in Britain
  • is probably the oldest tradition in Britain
The cheese ….. .
  • is big, but it can reach a high speed
  • follows the competitors when they run down the hill
  • rolls slowly down the hill
  • is pushed down the hill by the competitors
If you want to win the competition, you have to ….. the bottom of the hill.
  • catch the cheese before it reaches
  • run past the cheese before it gets to
  • be in front of the other competitors when you get to
  • make sure you don't fall before you reach
One competitor thinks that ….. .
  • keeping a tradition is more important than having fun
  • the important thing is to win; it doesn't matter if you hurt yourself
  • it's a tradition for people to hurt themselves in the competition
  • the risk of hurting yourself is part of the fun of the competition
Listen to that noise! ….. you ….. heard anything like that before?
  • Often ….. have
  • Haven't ….. never
  • Did ….. ever
  • Have ….. ever
He ….. the world. He's already had three accidents this year!
  • drives the worst of
  • is the worst driver in
  • is the most dangerous driving in
  • drives most dangerously of
She always wants to do everything by herself. She never ….. help her.
  • needs her friends
  • asks that people
  • wants anyone to
  • likes if we
There's a terrible smell in the street because the bins ….. for a week now. The dustmen are on strike.
  • are staying there
  • haven't been emptied
  • were last emptied
  • stayed outside
“Mashed,” “roast,” and “jacket” can all be used as adjectives when they are followed by the same noun. Which noun?
  • fire
  • ceremony
  • pocket
  • potato
The American national anthem is called “The Star-Spangled …..”.
  • Land
  • Banner
  • Dream
  • Home
Find the pair of words that rhymes.
  • choose, lose
  • voice, toys
  • keys, peace
  • size, nice

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The people in this photo are all ….. .
  • playing instruments
  • recording a new song
  • listening to a concert
  • singing into microphones
Find the true sentence.
  • No one in the photo has a cap on.
  • Two people are wearing shirts.
  • All of the people are standing up.
  • The young women have got blonde hair.
Find the list of words associated with music.
  • guitar, sand, blues
  • dish, harmony, violin
  • keyboard, drum, rap
  • track, piano, grape
Find the word to complete this list: net, catch, sailor, ….. .
  • web
  • fish
  • tennis
  • football
The website “penny-arcade.com” has two symbols in its address: a dot and a ….. . (also called a hyphen).
  • line
  • dash
  • slash
  • point
When he saw the flames, he got a bucket of water and put ….. the fire.
  • out
  • away
  • down
  • off
Complete this list: light/dark, war/peace, cosy/….. .
  • attractive
  • angry
  • uncomfortable
  • wild
“…..” has different meanings. As a noun, it is a means of transport; as a verb, it means “to educate”.
  • Train
  • Truck
  • Cycle
  • Plane
We know that Olivia ….. .
  • started her blog when she left school
  • only talked about clothes when she started her blog
  • doesn't write the blog just for fun
  • doesn't earn money from her blog
We know that Sophie ….. .
  • doesn't like the same clothes as Olivia
  • was a schoolgirl when she started reading Olivia's blog.
  • isn't interested in clothes
  • likes Olivia's blog very much
Sophie believes that ….. .
  • money is more important than anything else
  • Olivia doesn't read the newspapers often enough
  • bloggers shouldn't write about serious things
  • serious things can be talked about in a blog
The conversation tells us that ….. .
  • Sophie thinks that blogs should be for making money, not for fun
  • Olivia is extremely unhappy because she has lost a follower
  • Olivia pays a lot of money to clothes shops
  • Olivia doesn't care that Sophie won't read her blog any more
Laura turned on the light. “….. did you do that for?” asked Frank. “We don't need it.”
  • Why
  • How
  • What
  • Now
I ….. this jacket for two years now.
  • am wearing
  • have had
  • had
  • was wearing
Please, John, will you stop ….. your phone and pay attention to what I'm saying!
  • playing games on
  • to use
  • from texting on
  • to reading messages
If only we ….. a bigger garden, we could grow our own vegetables.
  • had
  • would have
  • are having
  • will have
When the meteorite fell on my house I had no idea what ….. .
  • was the noise
  • did it happen
  • has happened
  • was happening
Look at the photo. The woman in the foreground is obviously ….. .
  • badly hurt
  • extremely upset
  • comforting her husband
  • hiding her laughter
Find the true sentence about the situation in the photo.
  • The accident happened a few seconds ago.
  • A man is leaning on his wife's shoulder.
  • A woman is in tears.
  • No one was hurt in the accident.
Find the sentence that is definitely not true about the situation.
  • A policeman is answering questions about the accident.
  • An ambulance is going to take someone to hospital.
  • The policeman is talking to a man wearing a checked shirt.
  • The man on the right has got his arm round his wife.
Find the list of words that can be associated with the photo.
  • paramedic, witness, statement
  • officer, ambulance, lightning
  • wing, rail, hit
  • injured, notebook, fur
….. began life in England when a boy playing football picked up the ball and ran with it.
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Cricket
British people would be surprised to be served ….. for breakfast.
  • boiled eggs
  • fried fish
  • toast and jam
  • grilled bacon
Different attitudes to ….. in the northern and southern states were the main cause of the American Civil War.
  • guns
  • Britain
  • taxes
  • slavery
….. covers 1.7 million kilometres and is the largest US state.
  • Alaska
  • Texas
  • Arizona
  • California
A man arrives home too late to watch the football match on TV. “Has it finished?” he asks his wife. “Yes,” she answers, “…..”
  • It's off.
  • It's all over.
  • It's gone past.
  • It missed you.
You're having dinner at Amy's house. You've finished your dessert and she asks if you would like some more. You say, very politely, “No, thank you, ….. .”
  • I couldn't possibly
  • fill it up
  • I'm fed up
  • not any more
Dylan is talking to Mike. He says, “There's nothing to it, Mike.” What's the situation?
  • Mike is opening the fridge. Dylan can see that it's empty.
  • Mike has made a mistake. Dylan thinks it doesn't matter.
  • The police are outside their house. Dylan realises they can't escape.
  • Mike hasn't learned to swim yet. Dylan is telling him it's easy.
A man is selling something. His customer asks, “How far can it go when fully charged?” What's the man selling?
  • An electric scooter.
  • A revolver.
  • A helicopter.
  • A mobile phone.
Jimmy's worried. His mother says, “Don't worry. They're bound to turn up soon.” Why is Jimmy worried?
  • He thinks some cakes are taking too long to bake.
  • He thinks that their house plants are dying.
  • His guests are late for his birthday party.
  • He's watching TV but he can't hear what the actors are saying.
In a phone shop, you and Harry see a new phone for £1. Harry is enthusiastic but you are suspicious. What can you say to him?
  • They're not kidding.
  • There must be a catch.
  • Go for it.
  • They want us to save money.
The two vowel sounds in “sitting” are the same. The same is true of “……”.
  • Japan
  • person
  • women
  • colour
Find the pair of words that doesn't rhyme.
  • truth, tooth
  • blind, signed
  • crowd, loud
  • least, seized
“Reinventing” = o o O o. “Democracy” = ….. .
  • O o o o
  • o O o o
  • o o O o
  • o o o O
We know that AGVS is ….. .
  • a company that makes video games
  • a small American company
  • a company based near Loch Ness
  • the first company to search for Nessie
We know that Jack Stein ….. .
  • is convinced that Nessie doesn't exist
  • is certain that no one is going to win the prize
  • has never tried to photograph Nessie
  • is sure he'll have to spend $1 million on publicity
We know from the article that, up to now, ….. .
  • no one has seen the Loch Ness monster
  • all the photos of Nessie have been fakes
  • no proof has been found of Nessie's existence
  • people have taken a lot of photos of Nessie
Find the sentence that corresponds to what you know from the article.
  • The Loch Ness area is full of tourists at the moment.
  • Businesses in the Loch Ness area are worried because there are going to be so many visitors.
  • AGVS thinks the prize will help to sell its new video game.
  • If no one wins the prize, AGVS will lose a lot of money.
Yesterday's bank robbery ….. by a gang well-known to the police.
  • has possibly been committed
  • almost certainly took place
  • is thought to have been carried out
  • probably didn't organise
For the last two days, diplomats ….. out an agreement that will satisfy everyone. It should be ready in about an hour.
  • worked
  • have been working
  • were working
  • have worked
The chalet was cold because none of us ….. the central heating ….. .
  • had managed to make ….. working
  • could get ….. to work
  • was able to get ….. switch on
  • had ….. worked
He had never been famous before, so he ….. being followed everywhere by photographers.
  • couldn't stand in
  • wasn't used to
  • had never in the past
  • didn't use to
Complete the missing word: “In order to walk again, she had to under…… a major operation on each of her legs.”
  • go
  • take
  • draw
  • lie
A woman is talking about her husband: “When we have family arguments, James always sits on the fence.” She means that James ….. .
  • thinks he has the right to judge everyone else
  • makes sure that everyone can express their opinion
  • cannot decide who to agree with
  • stops people from becoming too violent
About 7% of the US population are of ….. origin. The percentage is increasing every year.
  • Hispanic
  • Native American
  • African-American
  • Asian

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In the photo, we can see ….. .
  • a man holding hands with a woman
  • a woman smiling at her husband
  • a woman shaking hands with a client
  • a disappointed couple
The woman on the right is probably saying, “…..”
  • You've made the wrong choice.
  • Yes, it's still for sale.
  • It's a pity you've decided to buy it.
  • I'm sure you won't regret it.
Find the list of things associated with houses and gardens.
  • floor, brake, wall
  • basement, hall, fence
  • corridor, stairs, wave
  • path, lawn, kitten
There's a hole in my sock and I can see my big ….. .
  • thumb
  • toe
  • ankle
  • finger
The robbers ….. into the bank by making a hole in the wall.
  • broke
  • pulled
  • turned
  • drew
Even ….. he didn't feel very well, he got up and went to work.
  • because
  • though
  • since
  • despite
Her parents help her financially because, with no job and a young child, she finds it very hard to ….. .
  • take in
  • go through
  • get by
  • set out
Human activity has increased the ….. effect and caused global warming.
  • heated home
  • carbon gases
  • glass ceiling
  • greenhouse
What does the text tell us about 3D pens?
  • Not many people bought them last Christmas.
  • Kids are happy to play with them for hours.
  • Children don't really like them.
  • Children love them but their parents don't.
How do these pens work? Find the true sentence.
  • When you switch the pen on, the filament hardens.
  • After you introduce the filament, you wait for it to harden.
  • When the filament comes out of the pen, it's warm and soft.
  • It takes quite a long time for the “ink” to harden.
According to what you have read, find the sentence that isn't true.
  • 3D pens are learning tools as well as toys.
  • The advertisement is aimed at children more than adults.
  • These pens are good for creating works of art.
  • You can use 3D pens to repair things.
Making models with a 3D pen is a popular hobby. Find the list of three other popular hobbies.
  • knitting, collecting, rushing
  • sailing, hiking, sewing
  • fishing, baking, stamping
  • bursting, bodybuilding, wasting
Unless ….. in the next few minutes, we'll have to cancel the tennis match.
  • it won't rain
  • it stops raining
  • there will be no rain
  • it would rain
I'm sure he ….. better grades if he put more thought into his work.
  • would get
  • was having
  • obtained
  • gets
When someone told him ….. , he realised he was going to miss the train.
  • how late was it
  • what was the time
  • was it the time
  • what time it was
….. told me you didn't eat meat when I invited you to dinner. I've cooked steak!
  • You ought to
  • You could have
  • If only you have
  • I wish you
The Prime Minister ….. his speech for over an hour. It will be ready very soon.
  • has written
  • was finishing
  • has been preparing
  • is practising
Look at the photo and the title. We can see a ….. .
  • person paying with his bank card
  • woman checking into a hotel
  • receptionist holding a suitcase
  • guest and two staff members
The woman on the right has asked ….. .
  • if she can send the bill
  • for the money to pay the bill
  • how much her bill comes to
  • how she wants to pay
The man is NOT saying, “.....”
  • You always make us welcome
  • I hope you enjoyed your stay.
  • Have a safe trip home
  • We look forward to your next visit
Find the list of words associated with hotels.
  • chambermaid, laundry, ward
  • mood, elevator, earth
  • booking, luggage, lobby
  • tip, restroom, altar
There are many ways of serving ….. for an English breakfast – fried, boiled, poached, scrambled…
  • eggs
  • potatoes
  • sausages
  • bacon
A lot of people lost their jobs during the years of the Great ….. , which began in 1929.
  • Unemployment
  • Depression
  • Crash
  • War
The West End in London is often called “theatreland” and can therefore be compared to ….. in New York.
  • Broadway
  • Brooklyn
  • Madison Avenue
  • Fifth Avenue
For many years, when immigrants arrived in New York, they were detained on ….. Island until they got permission to stay in the USA.
  • Queens
  • Staten
  • Long
  • Ellis
Find the expression that you would never use to say hello to a friend.
  • How are you doing?
  • What's up?
  • How's it going?
  • What's the point?
John is with his assistant, Mary, after an important meeting with a client. He says, “You really put your foot in it.” What did Mary do?
  • She did exactly the right thing.
  • She said something very embarrassing.
  • She showed too much enthusiasm.
  • She was very direct.
A man says to a woman, “You'll get your deposit back if there's no damage.” The woman is ….. .
  • ordering some furniture in a store
  • opening a bank account
  • renting a car at an airport
  • talking to her doctor
James Bond had to recover secret documents from an enemy agent. “It was a difficult mission,” says Bond. What else could he say?
  • “It was no picnic.”
  • “Anyone could have done it.”
  • “It was like taking candy from a baby.”
  • “It wasn't very tricky.”
Tara's mother asks her, “Did you make it up all by yourself?” “Almost,” says Tara, “but Jack did the ending.” What are they talking about?
  • Tara and Jack have fallen out, but Jack wants to be friends again.
  • Jack has helped Tara with her Halloween costume.
  • Tara and Jack have written a story together.
  • With Jack's help, Tara has repaired an ornament she broke.
Helen says, “I thought it would be easy but I can't cope with all the red tape.” What could be the problem?
  • She's on a diet and her favourite foods are forbidden.
  • She wants to adopt a child, but it's a complicated procedure.
  • She's started a blog but she's being insulted on social media.
  • She's just become famous, and her fans never leave her alone.
Find the word that doesn't rhyme with the others.
  • wake
  • steak
  • ache
  • weak
The letters S-O-N in “season” sound the same as they do in “…..”.
  • supersonic
  • person
  • poison
  • son
“Education” = o o O o. “Diplomacy” = ….. .
  • O o o o
  • o O o o
  • o o O o
  • o o o O
We know that Mel and Jeremy ….. .
  • are spending their holidays with Lord Casterby
  • always do what their uncle tells them
  • never knew their parents
  • arrived at the castle a week ago
What do we know about the west tower?
  • Mel and Jeremy went up to the top of it yesterday evening.
  • Lord Casterby says it's dangerous, but we don't know why.
  • Mel and Jeremy were told not to unlock the door to the tower.
  • There is only one room in the tower.
What do we know about Lord Casterby?
  • He doesn't like telling people what to do.
  • This is the first time his niece and nephew have disobeyed him.
  • He doesn't think he should have invited Mel and Jeremy to live with him.
  • He never told Mel and Jeremy that they could live at the castle.
Find the sentence that is definitely not true.
  • Lord Casterby wants to keep a secret from Mel and Jeremy.
  • Mel and Jeremy's parents are dead.
  • The woman in white is not imaginary because two people saw her at the same time.
  • Last night, Mel and Jeremy went outside after dinner to look at the tower.
Everyone congratulated Edward ….. his exams so brilliantly.
  • on passing
  • to succeed in
  • to have passed
  • for passing of