Olvasott szövegértés
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Reconstruct the text
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Match the half sentences
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True or false
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Missing words
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Nyelvhelyesség
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Missing words
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Choose the most appropriate answer
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Missing words
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Not an appropriate word
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Hallott szöveg értése
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True or false
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Quiz
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Missing words
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Olvasott szöveg értés
In this article some parts of sentences have been left out. Your task is to reconstruct the text by filling in the gaps (1-9) from the list (A-N) below as shown in the example (0). Remember that there are three extra phrases that you do not need. 





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Read this text about how newspaper articles are often structured and then read the half sentences following it. Your task is to match the half sentences based on the information in the text. Write the letters (A-K) in the white boxes next to the numbers (10-15) as in the example (0). Remember there are three extra letters you do not need. 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Read this article about a new invention and then read the statements (16-22) following it. Your task is to decide whether the statements are true or false according to the text. • Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if it is true or not. Write the letters in the white boxes next to the numbers as in the example (0).
A-True
B-False
C-not enough information

The new coating can be applied to a range of materials. 



C
A
B
Read this article about a new invention and then read the statements (16-22) following it. Your task is to decide whether the statements are true or false according to the text. • Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if it is true or not. Write the letters in the white boxes next to the numbers as in the example (0).
A-True 
B-False 
C-not enough information

Rubbing or scraping the surface will remove the paint's special properties.



C
A
B
Read this article about a new invention and then read the statements (16-22) following it. Your task is to decide whether the statements are true or false according to the text. • Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if it is true or not. Write the letters in the white boxes next to the numbers as in the example (0).
A-True 
B-False 
C-not enough information

Water runs off these surfaces, leaving them clean. 



A
B
C
Read this article about a new invention and then read the statements (16-22) following it. Your task is to decide whether the statements are true or false according to the text. • Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if it is true or not. Write the letters in the white boxes next to the numbers as in the example (0).
A-True 
B-False 
C-not enough information

Yao Lu said tiny vacuum cleaners were used in the research. 



A
C
B
Read this article about a new invention and then read the statements (16-22) following it. Your task is to decide whether the statements are true or false according to the text. • Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if it is true or not. Write the letters in the white boxes next to the numbers as in the example (0).
A-True 
B-False 
C-not enough information

A large team at UCL has been involved in the research. 



A
B
C
Read this article about a new invention and then read the statements (16-22) following it. Your task is to decide whether the statements are true or false according to the text. • Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if it is true or not. Write the letters in the white boxes next to the numbers as in the example (0).
A-True 
B-False 
C-not enough information

Professor Parkin talked to journalists about titanium-dioxide at UCL. 



A
B
C
Read this article about a new invention and then read the statements (16-22) following it. Your task is to decide whether the statements are true or false according to the text. • Mark a sentence A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if it is true or not. Write the letters in the white boxes next to the numbers as in the example (0).
A-True 
B-False 
C-not enough information

The professor listed a number of potential industrial uses for the paint. 



C
A
B
Read this article about an interesting English tradition and then read the gapped sentences. Your task is to complete the sentences by filling the gaps (23-28) with one word only giving relevant information from the text. Write your answers on the lines. An example (0) has been given for you. 


0) The World Egg Throwing Championships are held every year
23) A number of funny plays on   are associated with this widely
known contest. 
24) As the competition progresses, the   between the teammates
increases. 
25) Winning the championship depends on only   basic criteria. 
26) One of this year’s winners conceded that it was the   in the
pair who was mainly responsible for their success. 
27) It all started in the Middle Ages when people in the village received a(n)   in exchange for going to church. 
28) In Russian Egg Roulette the loser is the person who picks
the   egg. 

Nyelvhelyesség
You are going to read an article about an exciting discovery. 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. 


Archaeologists have discovered the (0) ___remains___ (remain) of a massive stone monument
buried under more than one metre of earth only two miles from Stonehenge.
The (1)   (hide) arrangement of up to 90 huge standing stones formed part of a Cshaped Neolithic arena that bordered a dry valley and faced directly towards the river Avon.
The (2)   (research) used ground-penetrating radar to image about 30 intact stones
measuring up to 4.5m tall. The fragments of 60 more buried stones reveal the
(3)   (ordinary) size of the monument.
“What we are starting to see is the largest (4)   (survive) stone monument that has
ever been discovered in Britain and (5)   (possible) in Europe. This is archaeology on
steroids,” said Vince Gaffney, an archaeologist at Bradford University, who leads
the Stonehenge Landscape project.
The stones are thought to have been put into position more than 4,500 years ago to
(6)   (form) a line around the southern edge of a natural depression. “We presume it
to be a (7)   (religion) monument, a ritual arena of some sort,” said Gaffney, whose
team has mapped the ground and subsurface features around Stonehenge with state-of-the-art
(8)   (equip). He will describe the latest findings from the site on Monday at the British
Science festival in Bradford. 
You are going to read an article about a newly revealed interest of the Queen. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (9-17) in the text. Write the letter of the appropriate answer in the white box. There is one example (0) at the beginning. 
9)


has been fascinated
fascinated
was fascinated
was fascinating
You are going to read an article about a newly revealed interest of the Queen. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (9-17) in the text. Write the letter of the appropriate answer in the white box. There is one example (0) at the beginning. 
10)


to be launched
launched
to launch
has launched
You are going to read an article about a newly revealed interest of the Queen. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (9-17) in the text. Write the letter of the appropriate answer in the white box. There is one example (0) at the beginning. 
11)


if she will agree
that she had agreed
if she would agree
that she agreed
You are going to read an article about a newly revealed interest of the Queen. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (9-17) in the text. Write the letter of the appropriate answer in the white box. There is one example (0) at the beginning. 
12)


requirement
response
recognition
request
You are going to read an article about a newly revealed interest of the Queen. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (9-17) in the text. Write the letter of the appropriate answer in the white box. There is one example (0) at the beginning. 
13)


at the time
at the same time
in the meantime
at all times
You are going to read an article about a newly revealed interest of the Queen. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (9-17) in the text. Write the letter of the appropriate answer in the white box. There is one example (0) at the beginning. 
14)


must be
had to be
is to be
would be
You are going to read an article about a newly revealed interest of the Queen. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (9-17) in the text. Write the letter of the appropriate answer in the white box. There is one example (0) at the beginning. 
15)


After all
Even if
Although
Regardless
You are going to read an article about a newly revealed interest of the Queen. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (9-17) in the text. Write the letter of the appropriate answer in the white box. There is one example (0) at the beginning. 
16)


appropriate
improper
fantastic
sympathetic
You are going to read an article about a newly revealed interest of the Queen. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (9-17) in the text. Write the letter of the appropriate answer in the white box. There is one example (0) at the beginning. 
17)


so
since
yet
unless
You are going to read an article about the danger of selfies. Some words are missing from the text.  Your task is to write the missing words on the dotted lines (18-24) after the text. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example (0) at the beginning. 


The rise of selfie photography in some of the world’s most beautiful and dangerous places has
resulted (0) ____in____ a string of gruesome deaths worldwide.
The act of taking a picture of oneself with a mobile phone, placing the subject centre-stage, has
exploded in popularity in recent years, with everyone (18)   Britain’s Queen Elizabeth
to President Barack Obama joining in.
But the selfie has also inspired an epidemic of risk taking and offensive public behaviour,
pushing the boundaries of safety and decency, whether by dangling from a skyscraper
(19)   by posing with explosives.
Several governments have now begun treating the selfie (20)   a serious threat to public
safety, leading them to launch public education campaigns (21)   to those
against smoking and binge drinking.
Dozens of selfie-related deaths and injuries in early 2015 led Russia’s Interior Ministry to
launch a campaign warning mobile phone snappers about the danger of, (22)   other
things, posing for a selfie with a lion.
“A cool selfie could cost you your life,” reads a poster from the campaign, (23)   includes safety videos and information booklets.
The European Union has proposed a law to criminalise social media posts containing pictures
of landmarks (24)   as the Eiffel Tower in Paris or Rome’s Trevi Fountain. 
You are going to read an article about an unusual café. In most lines there is one word that should not be there. It is either grammatically incorrect or does not fit in with the sense of the text. Read the text and then copy the extra word in the space provided after each line. Some lines are correct. Indicate these lines with OK. The task begins with two examples (0).


25.   
 
26.   
 
27.   
 
28.   
 
29.   
 
30.   
 
31.   
 
32.   
 
33.   
 
34.   
 
35.   

Hallott szöveg értése
In this section you will hear some little known facts about Charles Darwin, the famous English naturalist and geologist. It will be up to you to decide whether the following statements are true, false or we do not know because the text does not say and mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement is true, Check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is not tell. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this time we will play the text in shorter sections to specify enough time to describe the answers.
Task.No.1. 
 
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A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

It was Darwin who founded the “Gourmet Club”. 



B
A
C
In this section you will hear some little known facts about Charles Darwin, the famous English naturalist and geologist. It will be up to you to decide whether the following statements are true, false or we do not know because the text does not say and mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement is true, Check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is not tell. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this time we will play the text in shorter sections to specify enough time to describe the answers.
Task.No.1. 
 
 (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

Darwin didn’t like the taste of the old brown owl. 



C
A
B
In this section you will hear some little known facts about Charles Darwin, the famous English naturalist and geologist. It will be up to you to decide whether the following statements are true, false or we do not know because the text does not say and mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement is true, Check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is not tell. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this time we will play the text in shorter sections to specify enough time to describe the answers.
Task.No.1. 
 
 (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

According to Darwin, the meat of a puma tastes like the meat of a young cow. 



C
A
B
In this section you will hear some little known facts about Charles Darwin, the famous English naturalist and geologist. It will be up to you to decide whether the following statements are true, false or we do not know because the text does not say and mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement is true, Check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is not tell. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this time we will play the text in shorter sections to specify enough time to describe the answers.
Task.No.1. 
 
 (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

Darwin ate part of a bird he had been searching for. 



C
B
A
In this section you will hear some little known facts about Charles Darwin, the famous English naturalist and geologist. It will be up to you to decide whether the following statements are true, false or we do not know because the text does not say and mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement is true, Check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is not tell. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this time we will play the text in shorter sections to specify enough time to describe the answers.
Task.No.1. 
 
 (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

It was his father’s wish that he should become a doctor. 



B
C
A
In this section you will hear some little known facts about Charles Darwin, the famous English naturalist and geologist. It will be up to you to decide whether the following statements are true, false or we do not know because the text does not say and mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement is true, Check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is not tell. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this time we will play the text in shorter sections to specify enough time to describe the answers.
Task.No.1. 
 
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A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

Darwin set out on a decade-long voyage on board H.M.S. Beagle. 



C
B
A
In this section you will hear some little known facts about Charles Darwin, the famous English naturalist and geologist. It will be up to you to decide whether the following statements are true, false or we do not know because the text does not say and mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement is true, Check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is not tell. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this time we will play the text in shorter sections to specify enough time to describe the answers.
Task.No.1. 
 
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A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

The previous captain of H.M.S. Beagle died of a serious illness. 



C
A
B
In this section you will hear some little known facts about Charles Darwin, the famous English naturalist and geologist. It will be up to you to decide whether the following statements are true, false or we do not know because the text does not say and mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement is true, Check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is not tell. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this time we will play the text in shorter sections to specify enough time to describe the answers.
Task.No.1. 
 
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A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

FitzRoy wanted to have a well-paid naturalist as a scientific companion.



B
A
C
In this section you will hear some little known facts about Charles Darwin, the famous English naturalist and geologist. It will be up to you to decide whether the following statements are true, false or we do not know because the text does not say and mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement is true, Check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is not tell. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this time we will play the text in shorter sections to specify enough time to describe the answers.
Task.No.1. 
 
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A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

FitzRoy believed that he could judge people’s character by examining their face. 



C
A
B
In this section you will hear some little known facts about Charles Darwin, the famous English naturalist and geologist. It will be up to you to decide whether the following statements are true, false or we do not know because the text does not say and mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement is true, Check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is not tell. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this time we will play the text in shorter sections to specify enough time to describe the answers.
Task.No.1. 
 
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A = TRUE 
B = FALSE 
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY 

According to FitzRoy, Darwin’s nose suggested a lot of energy and determination. 



B
A
C
In this section you will hear interesting theories about the origin of some English idioms. It will be your job to check the correct answer. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this then we will play the text in shorter sections to allow enough time to describe your answers.
Task.No.2.
 
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Surgeons asked their patients to bite the bullet because … 


anaesthesia was unknown at the time.
they thought it would distract patients from the pain.
In this section you will hear interesting theories about the origin of some English idioms. It will be your job to check the correct answer. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this then we will play the text in shorter sections to allow enough time to describe your answers.
Task.No.2.
 
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The word ‘red’ in the idiom ‘caught red-handed’ refers to …


freshly cut meat.
blood.
In this section you will hear interesting theories about the origin of some English idioms. It will be your job to check the correct answer. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this then we will play the text in shorter sections to allow enough time to describe your answers.
Task.No.2.
 
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At a feast during the Middle Ages, …


the kind of pie you received informed the others of your status.
receiving the organs of an animal was considered to be a real honour.
In this section you will hear interesting theories about the origin of some English idioms. It will be your job to check the correct answer. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this then we will play the text in shorter sections to allow enough time to describe your answers.
Task.No.2.
 
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 Admiral Nelson …  


was defeated by the Danish fleet in the battle.
looked through his telescope with his blind eye.
In this section you will hear interesting theories about the origin of some English idioms. It will be your job to check the correct answer. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this then we will play the text in shorter sections to allow enough time to describe your answers.
Task.No.2.
 
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Giving somebody the cold shoulder …  


used to show good manners towards one’s guests.
meant that the guests were given cold meat as a sign that they should leave.
In this section you will hear interesting theories about the origin of some English idioms. It will be your job to check the correct answer. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this then we will play the text in shorter sections to allow enough time to describe your answers.
Task.No.2.
 
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In ancient Greece, beans … 


in the containers were not supposed to be seen before the voting was over.
were used to cast votes for candidates.
In this section you will hear interesting theories about the origin of some English idioms. It will be your job to check the correct answer. First you will have some time to examine the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again after a short pause, but this then we will play the text in shorter sections to allow enough time to describe your answers.
Task.No.2.
 
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People who were afraid to be buried alive … 


had a bell connected to their coffin.
asked their family to listen for any bells ringing.
In this section, you are going to hear a radio programme which promotes an adventure holiday.  Your task will be to write one word in each of the gaps below using the exact words that you hear in the recording. 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.
 
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 The radio programme is called ………Travel…… ………Bug…… . 
18. Picos de Europa runs the    of
Spain’s northern coast. 
19. Besides possessing a spirit of adventure, you have to be   .
20. The hotel of the tourist agency has views up to the   in the national park. 
21. Besides walking, the participants need to use other techniques such as   and   . 
22. The classic Cares Gorge walk is described as the jewel in the crown of    . 
23. On Day Five one of the options is going sightseeing in the beautiful    of Asturias. 
24. On Day Six the afternoon programme is a visit to the   of Potes. 
25. The price does not include   .
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