FCE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 13 Printable

FCE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 13 Printable

Part 4

For questions 25-30, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. Here is an example (0).

0. What type of music do you like best?
What _______________ type of music?

25. Heidi stayed with a friend when she went to London.
A friend _______________ when she went to London.

26. The singer dislikes people asking for his autograph in the street.
The singer _______________ people ask him for his autograph in the street.

strong>27. I advised Kylie to enrol at a gym which she did.
Kylie _______________ and enrolled at a gym.

28. I had no idea that a famous film star was born in the town.
I _______________ act that a famous film star was born in the town.

29. Simon was the only student to apply for a scholarship.
Apart _______________ the students applied for a scholarship.

30. Debbie wore a jumper because she thought it might be cold in the mountains.
Debbie wore a jumper _______________ in the mountains.

Part 5

You are going to read an article about a sporting event. For questions 31-36, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which you think fits best according to the text.

A hop, skip and a jump away

‘I want you warming up. Do some bouncing on the grass while you wait to sign in.’ It was Paula, our coach. I wasn’t too keen on this idea, knowing it would only tire me. My eyes met those of my three fellow triple-jumpers. We all sighed in agreement, all wanting to conserve our energy. Nobody moved. What’s more, I needed to qualify for the state championships. It was all I could think about. I had to jump twenty-nine feet, six inches to do this.

The sun was bright in the cloudless sky as I looked down the runway to the sand-filled triple-jump pit. Sounds of feet pounding on the track and cheers filled the air. I closed my eyes and tried to imagine it; the perfect jump. I’d only recently taken up this event and wished I’d had more practice. It’s so much more than a hop, skip and a jump. It’s a take-off. The announcer’s voice boomed, ‘All triple-jump girls please sign in now.’ About nine of us meandered down to the pit where he was holding a clipboard and measuring tape.

Waiting for my turn, I checked out the competition, seeing who had the longest legs or greatest muscle tone. My legs were still aching a little from the hundred-metre hurdles. I stretched them out, feeling the lump in my left one, the remnants of a pulled muscle. When I heard my name called, I began to feel nervous. What if I didn’t make it? This was the last chance to qualify and I had three jumps to do it. I bounced on my toes as I watched the girls before me jump. Analysing their form, you could see those who didn’t have enough momentum from the board.

Finally my turn came. I stepped onto the runway and found my chalk mark. Steadying myself, I narrowed my eyes and took a deep breath. Pushing off my back foot, I lunged forward into a sprint. One, two, three, four, five and by six strides I was on the board. The actual jump is hard to remember; a one-legged hop, a skip and a long jump into the hot sandy pit. A long breath escaped me as I stepped out of the pit and waited to hear my measurement. ‘Twenty-eight feet, five-and-a-half inches’ called the clipboard guy.

I walked down the runway to be met by Paula, and was thankful for her kind face. ‘I want you to try something. Alright? Where’s a relaxing place for you?’ ‘In the water, I guess. Swimming.’ It was the first thing that came to mind and I didn’t realise how silly it must sound. ‘Perfect’, she responded. ‘Right before you jump, I want you to imagine you’re in the water, just floating, OK?’ I agreed, smiling to show my appreciation. I paced until my name was called again.

‘Pirog, you’re up!’ I closed my eyes and imagined the water running over me, soothing me. My muscles relaxed and I exhaled as I pushed into take-off. This sprint felt loose and free. When I took off from the second board, I was sure my first phase was too high, that my second was chopped, and my landing wasn’t quite what it should have been. I stood up, shaking off the sand as the officials drew out the long measuring tape. The suspense was killing me.

‘Twenty-nine feet, ten inches.’ I couldn’t stop myself from screaming and jumping into the air. My team-mates rushed to me, I was encircled and soon my hand stung from the force of all the customary high-fives. It was a relief finally to have made it and my success couldn’t be put down to sheer luck. My face ached from smiling but I knew I wouldn’t stop. I found Paula and ran to hug her. ‘That was all thanks to you.’ She smiled in return: ‘Thank the water.’

31. From the first paragraph we understand that Audrey
A was already feeling very tired.
B needed to beat the other jumpers.
C had a specific aim in mind that day.
D felt guilty about ignoring her coach.

32. The word ‘it’ underlined in Paragraph Two refers to
A background noise at the event.
B the place where this event is held.
C the amount of practice needed for the event.
D a technically good performance in the event.

33. In the third paragraph, Audrey reveals that
A she once suffered a leg injury.
B she had already won another event that day.
C she felt confident in her ability to achieve her goal.
D she was impressed by the performance of the other jumpers.

34. When she was talking to Paula, she felt
A embarrassed by a question her coach asked her.
B amused by a suggestion her coach made.
C sad that she’d let her coach down.
D grateful for her coach’s support.

35. During her second jump, Audrey
A was still feeling very tense.
B felt unhappy with one aspect of her jump.
C was rather self-critical of her performance.
D felt that everything was going better than last time.

36. When she heard the length of her second jump, Audrey
A realised that she had actually been very lucky.
B acknowledged the contribution of her coach.
C was surprised by her team-mates reaction.
D was lost for words for a few moments.

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