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In this text about earthquakes, the questions have been removed. Your task is to match the questions (A- L) and the answers (1-8). There are two extra questions that you do not need. Write the letters in the white boxes as in the example (0).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A) Where can I find a record of earthquakes and data about them? 
B) Does the earth open up during an earthquake? 
C) What exactly is an "earthquake"? 
D) How often do earthquakes happen? 
E) What causes earthquakes? 
F) Can earthquakes be predicted? 
G) How do we know that we will have another one in the future? 
H) Is it true that the number of earthquakes is growing? 
I) Where do earthquakes take place? 
K) Can people cause earthquakes? 
L) How do earthquakes cause damage?


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Read this article about how a bank was built. Some parts of sentences have been left out from the text. Your task is to reconstruct the text by filling in the gaps (9- 16) from the list (A-L) below. Write the letters in the white boxes next to the numbers as in the example (0). Remember that there are two extra letters that you do not need. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A) as it is problematic to move a building 
 
B) and dedicate it to the memory of his father 
 
C) and some dead ones, too. 
 
D) and a delivery label attached to it 
 
E) and even further by railway 
 
F) as a delivery method to get packages sent through the mail 
 
G) but a real one 
 
H) that the post office changed their regulations 
 
I) but they had to do it 
 
K) and it was immediately nicknamed 
 
L) that 40 boxes were transported each time


0) C
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Read the following article about a difficult test question and then read the half sentences that follow the text. Your task is to match the half sentences based on the information in the text. Write the letters (A-I) in the white boxes next to the numbers (17-21) as in the example (0). Remember that there are three extra letters that you will not need. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
0) Some primary school students in China had a difficult question …                        A) to test how well learners can think on their own.    

17) This test question got a lot of people …                                                                        B) to react on social media.        
 
18) In their comments, some people said it would be useful …                                   C) to answer on a test paper.
 
19) The aim of the question was …                                                                                       D) to be over 28.
 
20) Most tests in China ask learners …                                                                                E) to test note-taking abilities.   
 
21) If you want to drive a boat in China, you have …                                                      F) to have questions of this type in tests.
 
                                                                                                                                                       G) to simply give back what the teacher has                                                                                                                                                                      taught the
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               H) to ask such an impossible question. 
 
                                                                                                                                               I) to be at  least 23 years old.                                                                       

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


0) C
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Read this article about Blue Monday and then read the statements (22-29) following it.  Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there isn’t enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.

Read this article about Blue Monday and then read the statements (22-29) following it.  Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there isn’t enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 
 
22) People feel sad on this day because they are worried about the cost of their summer holiday.



C
A
B
Read this article about Blue Monday and then read the statements (22-29) following it.  Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there isn’t enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

 23) The phrase Blue Monday originally comes from Britain.



A
B
C
Read this article about Blue Monday and then read the statements (22-29) following it.  Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there isn’t enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

 24) More and more people are refusing to work on Blue Monday.



B
C
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Read this article about Blue Monday and then read the statements (22-29) following it.  Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there isn’t enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

 25)  Mr Arnall’s calculation has nothing to do with the weather.



C
A
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Read this article about Blue Monday and then read the statements (22-29) following it.  Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there isn’t enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

 26) A holiday company managed to make a lot of money on Blue Monday.



C
A
B
Read this article about Blue Monday and then read the statements (22-29) following it.  Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there isn’t enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

 27) Among Britons, seaside resorts are very popular in January.
 



A
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C
Read this article about Blue Monday and then read the statements (22-29) following it.  Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there isn’t enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

 28)  There is scientific evidence that Mondays are sadder than Fridays.



C
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A
Read this article about Blue Monday and then read the statements (22-29) following it.  Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there isn’t enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

 29) According to Dr Burke, it depends on your attitude whether this day is sad.



A
C
B

Nyelvhelyesség
You are going to read an article about Black Friday, the first day of the Christmas shopping season. Some words are missing from the text. • Use the words in brackets to form the words that fit in the gaps (1-8). Then write the appropriate form of these words on the lines after the text. There might be cases when you do not have to change the word in brackets. Use only one word for each gap. There is an example (0) at the beginning.


BLACK FRIDAY
 
Why is the day after Thanksgiving called ‘Black Friday’? Most people know Black Friday as
the day when stores open much (0) ___earlier___ (early) and offer various sales. Many people
believe we call it ‘Black Friday’ because many stores become profitable on the huge
(1)   (shop) day and go ‘into the black’. ‘Black’ refers to stores moving from the ‘red’
to the ‘black’, as in the old times records were kept by hand, and the (2)   (mean) of
red ink was a loss, while black meant a profit.
But the true story of Black Friday is (3)   (little) well-known. The expression ‘Black
Friday’ was first used to describe 24 September, 1869, when two (4)   (talent)
investors, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, manipulated the price of gold and caused a crash. The stock
market (5)   (fall) 20% and foreign trade stopped.
In the 1950s, Philadelphia police used the term ‘Black Friday’ to refer to the day between
Thanksgiving and the Army-Navy college football game. Huge crowds of shoppers and tourists
went to the city that Friday, and cops had to work (6)   (extreme) long hours to control
the crowds. Shop (7)   (own) tried to change the name to ‘Big Friday’, but the
alternative name never got (8)   (accept).
By the late 1980s, "Black Friday" had become known with the more positive message of
“from red to black”. 
You are going to read a joke about an accident. Some words are missing from the text. Your task is to choose the most appropriate word from the list (A-N) for each gap (9-17) in the text. Write the letter of the appropriate word in the white box. Each word can be used once. There are three extra words that you do not need to use. There is an example (0) at the beginning. 
A) AGREEMENT     E) CALM                    I) OTHER          N) THERE
B) ANOTHER          F) CELEBRATE          K) SEAT
C) BOTH                 G) EITHER                 L) SIT
D) ANY                    H) NEITHER              M) THEIRS


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You are going to read an article about fairy tales. Some words are missing from the text. Your task is to write the missing words on the dotted lines (18-25) after the text. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example (0) at the beginning. 
FAIRY TALES – SCARY TALES 


Many generations are familiar with the characters from Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast
thanks (0) __to__ Disney’s hit adaptations of the original fairy tales.
Pictures of big-eyed beautiful females and charming males are among the first details a lot
(18)   viewers mention when asked about the movies. But (19)   truth is that
the Disneyfied tales are often very different from the original story.
While we often associate fairy tales with children’s bedtime stories, their original purpose was
(20)   else. The original tales suggested the idea that people (21)   do morally
wrong things will (22)   punished. Some fairy tales started out as oral stories, passed
down from generation to generation, as a warning to little children (and adults) (23)   be good. The most famous versions of these tales (24)   written down by the Grimm
brothers and Hans Christian Andersen.
While some level of morality still exists in the Disney tales and stories, most of their original,
darker details and endings (25)   been removed. Did you know that in the Grimm
brothers’ version of Cinderella there is enough blood for a modern thriller? 

Hallott szöveg értése
In this section you will hear about some strange customs and traditions in different countries of the world. Your task will be to match the pictures (A-H) on the left with the countries they refer to. Put the letters of the pictures in the grid next to the names of the countries and their numbers (1-7) on the right. First, you will have some time to look at the task, and then we will play the whole recording in one piece. Then, after a short pause, you will hear the recording again, but this time we will play the text in shorter sections to give you enough time to write down your answers.

  
 
 Task No. 1.
 
  (Click on the link above to hear the text!)


1. Saudi Arabia    
2. Mexiko   
3. Israel    
4. Japan    
5. Lybia   
6. Brasil   
7. Italy   
In this section you will hear an anecdote about a college professor and life in general. Your task will be to give short answers to the questions below by continuing the sentences we have begun for you. First, you will have some time to look at the task, and then we will play the whole recording in one piece. Then, after a short pause, you will hear the recording again, but this time we will play the text in shorter sections to give you enough time to write down your answers. 
Task No. 2.
 
 (Click on the link above to hear the text!)

 


0. What did the college professor fill the jar with first? 
          He filled it with golf balls.
 
8. What did he put into the jar next?
      He put in a box of  .
 
9. What did he pour into the jar after that? 
      He poured in a box of  .  
 
10. What liquid did he use to fill the empty spaces left in the jar?
       He used  .
 
11. Name two things that the professor considered “important” in life.
        Your   .
 
12. Name two things that the professor listed as “other things that matter in life”.
        Your    .
 
13. What did the professor mean by the “small stuff”?
        He meant  .
 
14. What happens if you spend all your energy on the “small stuff” ?
        You will never have time for the   .
 
15. Name two pieces of advice that he gave to illustrate the things that are essential to
happiness.
       You should   .
 
16. What does the last thing he poured into the jar represent in his analogy?
       That we should always have time for a(n)   .
In this section, you will hear a bizarre telephone conversation between a customer and a pizza restaurant operator. Your task will be to find one word in each of the following sentences that is not correct in the context of the recording. First, cross it out, and then write the correct one on the line after the sentence. First, you will have some time to look at the task, and then we will play the whole recording in one piece. Then, after a short pause, you will hear the recording again, but this time we will play the text in shorter sections to give you enough time to write down your answers. 
Task No. 3. 
 
  (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
 


0. The operator wants to know the man’s phone number. 
 incorrect word: phone
 correct word: card
 
17. Mr. Brandon is calling from his mobile phone number.
 incorrect word:   
 correct word:   
 
18. The operator knows all his phone numbers, because they are connected to the Internet.
  incorrect word:   
  correct word:   
 
19. According to his medical records, Mr. Brandon’s blood pressure is too low.
  incorrect word:   
  correct word:   
 
20. Last week, Mr. Brandon borrowed a certain book from the local Library.
 incorrect word:   
 correct word:   
 
21. Mr. Brandon ordered family-size pizzas, because there are five people in his family.
 incorrect word:   
 correct word:   
 
22. The amount he owes doesn’t include the late payment charges on his bank card. 
 incorrect word:   
 correct word:   
 
23. Mr. Brandon owns a car whose registration number is 7786.
 incorrect word:   
 correct word:   
 
24. The restaurant advertised that they would give three cans of soft drink with each order. 
 incorrect word:   
 correct word:   
 
25. In July, Mr. Brandon had to pay a fine of ₤150 for using dirty language against a postman.
 incorrect word:   
 correct word:   
 
 
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