The Big Challenge

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…… is from June to September.
  • Winter
  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Spring
In the picture, there are two …… on the table.
  • glasses
  • flowers
  • people
  • bread
Mrs Harper wants to go to bed now because she's very …… .
  • tall
  • tired
  • hungry
  • small
Find the list of words you can use to describe this picture.
  • chair, toys, banana
  • window, train, orange
  • sofa, robot, clock
  • plate, desk, car
  • Ireland.
  • England.
  • Wales.
  • Scotland.
  • Big Ben.
  • Buckingham Palace.
  • The Tower of London.
  • The London Eye.
Listen. What can you say to Kevin?
  • “Is she very ill?”
  • “That's nice.”
  • “I'm happy for you.”
  • “I'm sorry.”
Listen. What can William say to Fiona?
  • “See you tomorrow.”
  • “Have a nice time.”
  • “You're welcome.”
  • “Good luck.”
This is a picture of …… .
  • an office
  • a supermarket
  • four women
  • an English house
The woman on the left has got …… .
  • short brown hair
  • long black hair
  • a white top
  • a book in her hand
The man on the left is …… .
  • wearing a jacket
  • looking at his computer
  • smiling at us
  • watching his friends
This is from a school website. Find the right title for the text.
  • A Holiday Job
  • A Weekend in the Country
  • Summer by the Sea
  • Strawberry Jam
Tom helps on the farm because …… .
  • he loves strawberries
  • it's fun and he can make some money
  • he doesn't like hard work
  • his aunt and uncle don't pay him
Students who work on the farm in the summer …… .
  • must work 6 hours a day
  • must be under 14
  • can work for just an hour a day
  • must work for a full day
If you work a whole day on the farm, …… .
  • they pay you for six hours' work
  • you can have lunch in a café
  • Tom's aunt and uncle give you lunch
  • you can't start before 9 am
Listen. Where are they?
  • In a train.
  • On a ship.
  • In a hospital.
  • In the cafeteria.
Listen. What time is it?
  • It's 8.50 in the evening.
  • It's bedtime.
  • It's 8.15 in the morning.
  • It's 7.45 in the morning.
Listen to the conversation at a restaurant. The man is asking Jennifer Hobson a question. What can she answer?
  • “Jennifer.”
  • “Hobson.”
  • “Jenny.”
  • “Jennifer Hobson.”
Listen. What can you say about the man and the woman?
  • They're driving and they're lost.
  • They've got problems with a new TV.
  • They're playing a card game.
  • They're learning to dance.
The cars …… in the car park.
  • is
  • are
  • have
  • am
My maths teacher has …… .
  • in the cafeteria
  • work very hard
  • got a new car
  • not today
Ugh! I …… eat this cake. It's horrible!
  • don't like
  • can't
  • hate
  • not want
George …… to bed late on Saturdays.
  • is often
  • sometimes goes
  • makes
  • never has
Sarah usually …… at 8 o'clock.
  • to get up
  • eats breakfast
  • has got dinner
  • have a cup of tea
“What …… they ……?” “A horror film.”
  • are …… watching
  • are …… frightening
  • do …… look at
  • can …… have on
Listen. This word rhymes with “……”.
  • there
  • near
  • her
  • fire
Listen. What word or words do you hear?
  • what is
  • watches
  • washes
  • want his
Listen and complete the “family” of words.
  • face
  • jumper
  • river
  • find
  • Bacon and eggs.
  • Ham and cheese.
  • Fish and chips.
  • Roast beef.
In Britain, the day before the 25th of December is called …… .
  • Christmas Night
  • Boxing Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Saint Nicholas
Red + white = …… .
  • grey
  • yellow
  • pink
  • black
Turn the …… on, please. It's dark!
  • lights
  • bird
  • spoon
  • bus
This …… means you can't walk on the grass.
  • screen
  • letter
  • sign
  • paper
I don't understand all the controls on this machine. For example, the blue buttons. What ……?
  • do I make
  • does happen
  • are they for
  • can I do them
  • “This is the right way.”
  • “Perhaps it's too dark.”
  • “Is this my size?”
  • “I really like it here.”
Listen. What can the manager say to the waiter?
  • “Don't eat so fast!”
  • “Be careful!”
  • “Wake up!”
  • “Well done!”
  • “Can I give you a lift?”
  • “Let me share it.”
  • “Do you need a hand?”
  • “I can pick it up for you.”
Find the right title for this picture.
  • A Walk in the Forest
  • A Ride in the Park
  • A Difficult Match
  • Winning the Race
Listen. What is the woman talking about?
  • Her new computer.
  • Her new car.
  • Her new bed.
  • Her new dress.
Listen. What can the woman say now?
  • “It's fish in a special sauce.”
  • “Well, it starts with a fire in Tokyo.”
  • “You spend two weeks in Japan.”
  • “It's the perfect colour for you.”
Listen. These pairs of words sound similar, but not exactly the same. Find another pair of words that do NOT sound the same.
  • for, four
  • cold, called
  • there, their
  • meet, meat
Find the word that is NOT associated with music.
  • drum
  • hill
  • keyboard
  • single
Helen …… her teeth …… day.
  • brushes …… twice a
  • is brushing …… once every
  • cleans …… on every
  • must clean …… three times at a
Listen to Ryan and his geography teacher and find the true sentence.
  • Ryan wants to go home because he's got a headache.
  • Ryan isn't going to go home before the test.
  • Ryan's geography teacher is going to give him a test.
  • Ryan doesn't usually get headaches. This is the first time.
It's in south-west England and it's very old. What is it?
  • Stonehenge.
  • Loch Ness.
  • Cambridge University.
  • Dover Castle.

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The man on the right is very …… – he's 1.90 m.!
  • clever
  • tall
  • short
  • small
This is a photo of a woman …… .
  • and a waiter in a coffee shop
  • and her boss at work
  • and a man in an office
  • and a customer in a café
There's a cat on the …… of the living-room.
  • ceiling
  • sofa
  • floor
  • wall
This sign tells you that the emergency …… is downstairs.
  • run
  • motorway
  • leaving
  • exit
  • Rice pudding.
  • Chicken pie.
  • Pork and beans.
  • Fish and chips.
  • Red.
  • White.
  • Black.
  • Yellow.
Listen. What is Mr Wilson going to say to the dog?
  • “Go away!”
  • “Come in!”
  • “Shut up!”
  • “Get up!”
Listen. What can you say to Christine?
  • “Why are you angry?”
  • “Where did you go?”
  • “Don't talk so loudly!”
  • “What's the matter?”
Behind the black book there is …… .
  • a red purse
  • a beach bag
  • a pair of sunglasses
  • a pair of shoes
These are Carla's things. She's going …… holiday tomorrow.
  • at
  • on
  • in
  • for
Find the things that Carla is probably going to take with her.
  • a passport, a toothbrush, a swimsuit
  • sun cream, showers, perfume
  • shorts, T-shirts, inches
  • sandals, mice, dresses
This is from Maggie's diary. Maggie and Rachel …… .
  • live in the same house
  • are brother and sister
  • are friends
  • are mother and daughter
Maggie …… “13 Going On 30” …… .
  • thought …… was terrible
  • thought …… was very good
  • didn't like …… at all
  • didn't think …… was good
On Sunday evening, Rachel and Maggie watched …… .
  • a romantic comedy at the cinema
  • a fantasy movie about a young girl
  • a comedy about a woman who wants to be younger
  • a reality TV show
Jenna makes a wish because she …… .
  • would like to be more intelligent
  • wants to escape from all the problems that teenagers have
  • doesn't have a good job in New York
  • thinks that adults don't have enough problems
Listen. What question did the woman originally ask?
  • “How old are you?”
  • “What time is it?”
  • “How much do you want?”
  • “How many have you got?”
Listen. What can the woman say now?
  • “Yes, we do. Very much.”
  • “Very cold and windy.”
  • “Lovely, and very near the beach.”
  • “A little tired after the trip.”
Listen. Billy is learning …… .
  • karate
  • to be a ballet dancer
  • to play the piano
  • to ski
Listen. What did Frank finish this morning?
  • A birthday cake.
  • A model plane.
  • A pair of socks
  • A painting.
There …… people in this shop. It's empty.
  • have got
  • are some
  • isn't
  • aren't any
Harry …… to work today. He's ill.
  • isn't going
  • can't work
  • don't go
  • isn't
Yesterday, Kylie …… an email to Peter but he didn't answer.
  • is writing
  • sent
  • must write
  • gets
Jack's sister is more …… he is.
  • shorter than
  • prettier than
  • intelligent as
  • popular than
This man is thinking, “…… did …… my keys? I can't remember.”
  • How …… I do with
  • Where …… I leave
  • Why …… my wife left
  • What …… I forget
Lois …… in her office when, suddenly, Superman flew in through the window.
  • worked
  • is going to work
  • was working
  • works hard
Listen. What's the word?
  • let
  • light
  • late
  • lot
Listen. Which word contains the same vowel sound?
  • looked
  • bookshop
  • choosing
  • woman
Listen. Which word is the man going to say now?
  • dark
  • hot
  • dirty
  • short
  • Winston Churchill.
  • William Shakespeare.
  • Charlie Chaplin.
  • Guy Fawkes.
  • Liverpool.
  • Bristol.
  • Manchester.
  • Oxford.
There are some coffee cups in this …… .
  • fridge
  • bottle
  • cupboard
  • watch
This man …… a lunchbox to work every day, because there's no canteen.
  • takes
  • runs
  • puts
  • cuts
In a London shop, you buy a bar of chocolate that costs 99p. What does “p” mean?
  • pounds
  • prize
  • pence
  • price
…… lovely flowers you've got in your garden!
  • Those
  • What
  • How
  • Whose
  • “Enjoy your meal.”
  • “Here is your bill.”
  • “Have a nice trip.”
  • “Come back soon.”
  • “I never worry.”
  • “Please excuse me.”
  • “Never mind.”
  • “What a pity.”
Listen. What are you doing?
  • Buying something online.
  • Doing a maths test.
  • Shopping in a supermarket.
  • Looking at the instructions for making a cake.
Find the list of words you can use to describe this picture.
  • match, socks, lorry
  • team, grass, spectators
  • fans, spoon, game
  • factory, players, stadium
Listen to the conversation in a clothes shop. What else can the man say?
  • “I'm afraid it doesn't fit.”
  • “It isn't cheap enough.”
  • “I can't put it on.”
  • “I'm sorry but I need a larger size.”
Listen and find the true sentence.
  • Jamie thinks perhaps his report was too short.
  • Jamie didn't write about all of the company's new products.
  • Jamie had to write about one of the company's products.
  • Jamie never writes good reports.
Listen. Complete this “family” of words.
  • famous
  • stone
  • sun
  • theatre
Soldiers wear uniforms and ……. .
  • sailors are too
  • so do most security guards
  • also do policemen
  • do a lot of British schoolchildren
One of the national symbols of England is …… .
  • a red rose
  • a pear tree
  • a white horse
  • a red dragon
Listen to the conversation in a bookshop and find the true sentence.
  • "The Manchester Murders" is perfect for people who like surprises.
  • On the last page of the book, the detective accuses the gardener.
  • The woman doesn't usually enjoy David March's books.
  • At the end of the conversation, the man is very pleased.
Moira often brings her dog to work. He is very well-behaved and is never a problem. In fact, he is always as good as …… .
  • apple pie
  • gold
  • a god
  • an angel

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My uncle works in a …… where they make washing machines.
  • furniture
  • castle
  • moon
  • factory
The West End of London is always …… with shoppers and tourists.
  • emptied
  • tasted
  • hurried
  • crowded
Jenny loves travel and people like her because she's always friendly and helpful. What is the perfect job for her?
  • A tour guide in a foreign country.
  • A computer game developer.
  • An assistant in a department store.
  • An accountant with a local firm.
This …… sells newspapers, magazines – and sweets as well.
  • journalist's
  • library
  • paper shop
  • chemist's
  • The subway.
  • The Big Apple.
  • The Tube.
  • The highway.
  • The USA and Mexico.
  • England and Scotland.
  • Canada and the USA.
  • Ireland and England.
Listen. What question did you ask the man?
  • “Are there any more sandwiches?”
  • “Did I win a prize?”
  • “Can I take one of those books?”
  • “Do you know the way to the station?”
  • “They don't fit me.”
  • “They're not small enough.”
  • “They're too big.”
  • “I'll take them.”
On this sort of tour bus, a lot of people prefer to sit ……, like the couple in the picture.
  • upstairs
  • inside
  • above
  • in the sky
The bus tour …… two hours.
  • makes
  • lasts
  • passes
  • times
The couple are on a day …… to London.
  • ride
  • voyage
  • travel
  • trip
Find an appropriate title for this text.
  • A Terrible Holiday
  • A Happy Lady
  • A Possible Disaster
  • A House by the Sea
When Meagan posted this message, …… .
  • it wasn't raining
  • she wasn't at all worried
  • her house wasn't under water
  • the weather was getting better
What do we know about Meagan?
  • She doesn't live very near Bill and Caroline.
  • Perhaps she'll have to leave her house.
  • She is going to stay with friends in Manchester.
  • She was here when the same thing happened before.
What did Bill and Caroline probably say to Meagan?
  • "Don't worry. Nothing bad will happen."
  • "If it doesn't stop raining, we'll stay here."
  • "You can't be too careful."
  • "Do the same as we did five years ago."
Listen. What is Mrs Jones having problems with?
  • Her internet connection.
  • Her new glasses.
  • Her washing machine.
  • Her car.
Listen. What else can the man say?
  • “It was very expensive.”
  • “It's the only one I've got.”
  • “It wasn't valuable.”
  • “Be careful you don't break it.”
Listen. What does the woman's last sentence mean?
  • Tom won't be here on Friday.
  • Tom doesn't like working late.
  • It won't be a problem for Tom.
  • Tom probably won't agree.
Listen. What's happening?
  • They're looking for a friend's house.
  • They're repairing a machine.
  • They're moving a piece of furniture.
  • They're putting up a tent.
How often …… to the cinema?
  • are you going
  • have you got
  • do you go
  • is he
Mr Hewitt isn't in his office at the moment – he …… lunch.
  • is having
  • ate
  • cooks his
  • can wait
After dinner, Maria …… chapter two of her book and then went to bed.
  • has finished
  • was studying
  • read
  • looks at
Tyler has had toothache …… . He really must see a dentist.
  • two days ago
  • when he got up this morning
  • since yesterday
  • last Monday
You need a lot of money…… a car like this.
  • so you get
  • for having
  • if you wanted
  • to buy
The bank manager wasn't answering his phone, so my boss asked …… an email.
  • for sending him
  • will I send him
  • me to send him
  • if I send him
Listen. What does this word rhyme with?
  • done
  • gone
  • ran
  • turn
Listen. These words all contain the same vowel sound. Find another word with the same sound.
  • town
  • born
  • grown
  • won
Listen to the sentence. Which group of words can you hear?
  • already for the
  • the act is all
  • all seen
  • actors all ready
  • Elizabeth.
  • Catherine.
  • Anne.
  • Victoria.
  • Wellington defeated Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo.
  • The first underground railway in the world was opened in London.
  • William Shakespeare wrote "Romeo and Juliet".
  • The United States said it wanted to be an independent nation.
You can't see the house from the street because there's a high wall …… it.
  • over
  • across
  • around
  • above
It's getting dark so this man is …… on the light.
  • pulling
  • making
  • switching
  • running
Choose a name for this “family” of words: wing, wheel, fly.
  • Planes
  • Insects
  • Birds
  • Cars
This man is pushing his car because it has …… petrol.
  • run out of
  • gone down with
  • emptied all the
  • not used enough
Listen. Where are you?
  • At the cash desk of a supermarket.
  • At a cinema.
  • At the hairdresser's.
  • In a taxi.
Listen. What else can the manager say?
  • “Make a notice, Bob.”
  • “Pay attention this time, Bob.”
  • “Don't order too much, Bob.”
  • “Take care of it, Bob.”
  • “Hold on a second.”
  • “Pick up.”
  • “Hang up, please.”
  • “Don't be patient.”
Jane's phone is broken. The phone shop can repair it but they'll have to …… to the manufacturer, so she'll be without it for about a week.
  • give it up
  • send it away
  • keep it back
  • put it off
Listen to Sarah and her manager and find the true sentence.
  • Sarah finds her job interesting but difficult.
  • Sarah's job doesn't suit her because she finds it boring.
  • Sarah doesn't do her job well enough.
  • Sarah thinks the working hours are too long.
Listen to the conversation in a supermarket and find the sentence that is NOT true.
  • If you buy one packet of biscuits, it'll cost you £5.
  • You get a free packet of biscuits, if you buy two packets.
  • The woman thinks the biscuits are quite expensive.
  • The woman is going to pay £10 and will get two packets of biscuits.
Listen. The two words sound similar, but not exactly the same. Find another pair of words that don't sound the same.
  • pens, pence
  • meet, meat
  • mist, missed
  • weight, wait
No one …… into the laboratory until it was sure that there was no longer any trace of the virus.
  • could work
  • has allowed
  • was let
  • can be permitted
This hotel receptionist is thinking, “I don't think there's …… than getting compliments from guests.”
  • something nicer
  • ever had
  • nothing more satisfying
  • anything better
Listen. Which public holiday is it?
  • Thanksgiving.
  • Easter Monday.
  • Remembrance Day.
  • Martin Luther King Day.
These two men are terrible singers. So, if they ask you, ‘When will we become stars?’
what can you say?
  • “When pigs can fly.”
  • “When dogs can sing.”
  • “When cats can swim.”
  • “When the sky turns green.”

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Which group of words can be used to describe this photo?
  • arm, handbag, disappointed
  • upset, glasses, stand
  • secret, desk, bottle
  • point, laptop, cruel
Find the right adjective to describe this bedroom.
  • noisy
  • untidy
  • grumpy
  • unlucky
A lot of people …… for the job because it was very well paid.
  • applied
  • required
  • demanded
  • raised
Find a name for this “family” of words: cut, sore, hurt, …… .
  • Making clothes
  • Health problems
  • Food preparation
  • Making a movie
  • Pumpkin pie.
  • Roast turkey.
  • Mashed potatoes.
  • Lemon jelly.
  • Abraham Lincoln.
  • Barack Obama.
  • George W. Bush.
  • John F. Kennedy.
Listen. What can the old lady say?
  • “It was a pleasure.”
  • “How kind of you.”
  • “You can't help it.”
  • “You're welcome.”
Listen. You don't want to guess any more. What can you say to your sister?
  • “I give up.”
  • “I can't get away.”
  • “I don't mind.”
  • “It's not my business.”
The man in the photo is …… .
  • trying to steal something
  • putting something in his bag
  • hiding an object in his trousers
  • repairing a hole in his jacket
He is thinking, “I hope ……”.
  • they will miss me
  • I won't be noticed
  • they can put this away
  • I can afford this
If someone leaves a store without paying, that person is a “shop……”.
  • raiser
  • picker
  • lifter
  • stealer
Why is Edina J in the news?
  • She has lost her popularity.
  • She has just become very popular.
  • There is a mystery about what she's doing at the moment.
  • No one knows who she really is.
What do we know about Edina J?
  • She isn't often in the news.
  • She gave several concerts in Canada.
  • Her Canadian tour was cancelled.
  • Not many people go to her concerts.
We also know that Edina J …… .
  • doesn't use social media
  • said she was too tired to complete her tour
  • never disappoints her fans
  • has got a new Spanish boyfriend
Edina J's fans …… .
  • think she has been resting since the weekend
  • were almost sure she was going to cancel a concert
  • aren't used to getting news about her
  • have just had some news about her on Twitter
Listen. What else could the woman say now?
  • “Look it up!”
  • “Leave it behind!”
  • “Keep going!”
  • “Move back!”
Listen. What's the man's problem?
  • He has no money at all.
  • He hasn't got anywhere to live.
  • He needs an electrician.
  • His car has broken down on the motorway.
Listen. What's the situation?
  • The woman is telling John that his watch doesn't work.
  • The woman is telling John that the doctor can see him now.
  • John has been doing a test and he must stop writing now.
  • John has just swum 100 metres faster than ever before.
Listen and find the true sentence.
  • Sam is ringing Tessa because she's late for work.
  • Tessa isn't going to help Sam in the shop this morning.
  • Tessa is at home when Sam calls because she's ill.
  • After Alan's phone call, Sam realised he would need Tessa's help.
The woman is saying, “Come on, time to get to work! What …… for?”
  • are you waiting
  • have you got
  • do you look
  • don't you hurry
Thank you for your present. It's the most beautiful bracelet I …… seen.
  • was already
  • have never
  • have ever
  • haven't yet
Annabelle's manager is saying, “You don't work hard enough! If you …… harder, you could get a promotion.”
  • work
  • working
  • worked
  • have worked
The monkey has been found. No one knows how …… its cage at the zoo.
  • it escaped from
  • it has opened
  • did it get out of
  • has it unlocked
By the time he noticed …… the oven, it was too late to save the cookies.
  • smoke coming from
  • smoking out of
  • smoke to come
  • that it smoked
“My feet are killing me,” said Maggie. “It's because I …… wearing high heels.”
  • have never used
  • don't use for
  • am not used to
  • can't get used by
Listen. Find the word with the same “ch" sound as the word you hear.
  • ache
  • champion
  • machine
  • champagne
Listen. These words all contain the same vowel sound. Find another word with the same sound.
  • says
  • cheat
  • grey
  • wet
Listen. Which group of words can you hear?
  • point in getting
  • getting angrier but
  • get him angry
  • its behaviour
  • The Labour party.
  • The Republican party.
  • The Conservative party.
  • The Democratic party.
  • Wellington.
  • Washington.
  • Nelson.
  • Vancouver.
The woman on the left is saying, “Smile for the photo – say ‘……’!”
  • cheese
  • cookies
  • beans
  • bananas
Let me know what time your train arrives and I'll …… you up at the station.
  • pick
  • turn
  • wake
  • grow
Find the list of words that are all associated with crime.
  • hold-up, burglar, pickpocket
  • cereal, murder, theft
  • robber, iron, drawer
  • prison, mirror, witness
This chambermaid found a wallet in an empty room. She immediately …… to the housekeeper.
  • took it out
  • gave it away
  • handed it over
  • passed it round
  • “Give her a ring.”
  • “Bad luck.”
  • “I'd rather not.”
  • “Better not.”
Listen. What can Alice say?
  • “I'm looking forward to it.”
  • “It's going to be a nightmare.”
  • “Best wishes.”
  • “I honestly don't care.”
  • “It's child's play.”
  • “It's a piece of cake.”
  • “It's bread and butter.”
  • “It's as easy as ABC.”
You shouldn't leave any …… on a beach or in a public park. Take it away or put it in a bin.
  • proof
  • track
  • litter
  • clue
Listen. What does the woman want to do?
  • Lose weight.
  • Reserve a hotel room.
  • Sell an old book.
  • Become physically fit.
Listen. What did the girl do?
  • She brought a kitten home.
  • She ordered a new phone.
  • She got a tattoo.
  • She dyed her hair purple.
Listen. What's the name of the main character in this book?
  • Robinson Crusoe.
  • Doctor Frankenstein.
  • Sherlock Holmes.
  • Count Dracula.
They aren't going to supply us with any more components until …… their last bill.
  • we've paid
  • we will have paid
  • we'll pay
  • we've been paying
This man's teeth aren't perfect. If he wants to be a movie star, he should …… fixed …… .
  • make them …… as soon as possible
  • get them …… by a dentist
  • have a dentist …… them
  • have been …… them
Listen and complete the sentence: Joe behaves like a …… .
  • fish out of water
  • cat among the pigeons
  • wolf in sheep's clothing
  • bull in a china shop
Uluru is a popular tourist destination in Australia. What is Uluru?
  • A huge red rock in the desert.
  • A traditional Aborigine village near Melbourne.
  • A beach for surfers near Sydney.
  • A beautiful waterfall that is sacred to the Aborigines.