Olvasott szöveg értése
Write the appropriate letters
 0/8 Pont
Missing words
 0/7 Pont
Choose the option
 0/7 Pont
Tru or false
 0/8 Pont
Nyelvhelyesség
Missing words
 0/9 Pont
Choose the most appropriate answer
 0/9 Pont
Missing words
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Not an appropriate word
 0/9 Pont
Hallott szöveg értése
Tru or false
 0/8 Pont
Quiz
 0/7 Pont
Missing words
 0/10 Pont
 Olvasott szöveg értése
 In this article about ‘Parkinson’s Law’ some parts of sentences have been left out. Your task is to complete the text by filling in the gaps (1-8). Write the appropriate letters (A-M) in the white boxes next to the appropriate numbers as in the example (0). There are three more letters than you need.

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 Read this article about some new brain research and then read the gapped sentences (9-15) following it. Your task is to complete the sentences with one word only based on what the article says. Write the words on the dotted lines as in the example (0).

0) The article is about why sleep is of key importance for ___students___
9) Scientists don’t yet know everything about how sleep affects
10) In   opinion studying through the night before an exam is a bad strategy.
11) The   described in the article compares two groups’ ability to remember newly
learnt vocabulary.
12) Those who had a good night’s sleep after learning the words remembered   than
those who didn’t.
13) Sleep scientists monitor eye movement as well as the activity of the   .
14) The hippocampus is responsible for   , short-term learning.
15) It is during the   phase that newly learnt knowledge gets consolidated.
 Read this article about the dilemmas facing modern architecture and then read the questions (16-22) following it. Your task is to choose the option that best corresponds to what the text says.
16)

 Many architects have strong social values.
 Architects can do more for the environment than other professions.
 Architecture often attracts the wrong kind of people.
 Architects tend to think too well of themselves.
 Read this article about the dilemmas facing modern architecture and then read the questions (16-22) following it. Your task is to choose the option that best corresponds to what the text says.
17)

 Better panels should be used so they don’t have to be replaced every 30 years.
 Many architects do not really care about the environment.
 It is difficult to say how to make architecture environment-friendly.
 No more tower blocks should be built in the future.
 Read this article about the dilemmas facing modern architecture and then read the questions (16-22) following it. Your task is to choose the option that best corresponds to what the text says.
18)

 Architects need to consider all the energy consumption involved.
 It may take a very long time to pay back the cost of building a house.
 Building a house is more harmful to the environment than running it.
 Running a house uses up less energy than building it.
 Read this article about the dilemmas facing modern architecture and then read the questions (16-22) following it. Your task is to choose the option that best corresponds to what the text says.
19)

 Certain kinds of cement are more environment-friendly than cheaper types.
 As a building material, concrete has both advantages and disadvantages.
 The main problem with concrete is that too much of it is produced.
 Sustainable design is regarded an impossible aim to achieve.
 Read this article about the dilemmas facing modern architecture and then read the questions (16-22) following it. Your task is to choose the option that best corresponds to what the text says.
20)

 Most architects enjoy competition.
 Students should be taught how to insulate buildings.
 Architects need to get their priorities right.
 Architects are far too individualistic.
 Read this article about the dilemmas facing modern architecture and then read the questions (16-22) following it. Your task is to choose the option that best corresponds to what the text says.
21)

 Designing new buildings brings more prestige than improving old ones.
 Most of the existing buildings will have to be pulled down in the future.
 Making existing buildings more environment-friendly is expensive.
 It can cost even more to demolish a building than it originally cost to build it.
 Read this article about the dilemmas facing modern architecture and then read the questions (16-22) following it. Your task is to choose the option that best corresponds to what the text says.
22)

 Reusing materials that went into the construction of a building is costly
 Demolishing an old building is often less expensive than preserving it.
 Improving an old building can be a better choice than demolishing it.
 Demolishing old buildings is a good way of protecting the environment.
 Read this article about electric scooters and then read the statements following it. Your task is to decide if the statements are true or not. Mark a statement A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false according to the article. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE
B = FALSE
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

Any of more than a dozen apps can get you an electric scooter.

 A
 C
 B
 Read this article about electric scooters and then read the statements following it. Your task is to decide if the statements are true or not. Mark a statement A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false according to the article. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE
B = FALSE
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

Electric scooters can get you to most central locations in Paris faster than the metro.

 A
 B
 C
 Read this article about electric scooters and then read the statements following it. Your task is to decide if the statements are true or not. Mark a statement A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false according to the article. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE
B = FALSE
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

The new City Hall regulations should have already been introduced some time ago.

 B
 A
 C
 Read this article about electric scooters and then read the statements following it. Your task is to decide if the statements are true or not. Mark a statement A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false according to the article. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE
B = FALSE
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

The locals have spoken out against the scooters.

 B
 C
 A
 Read this article about electric scooters and then read the statements following it. Your task is to decide if the statements are true or not. Mark a statement A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false according to the article. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE
B = FALSE
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

When the new rules are introduced, it will be illegal to ride an electric scooter on the pavement.

 A
 C
 B
 Read this article about electric scooters and then read the statements following it. Your task is to decide if the statements are true or not. Mark a statement A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false according to the article. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE
B = FALSE
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

The 20 km/h speed limit is unrealistic in a modern metropolis.

 B
 A
 C
 Read this article about electric scooters and then read the statements following it. Your task is to decide if the statements are true or not. Mark a statement A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false according to the article. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE
B = FALSE
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

People in the street seem confident that the new regulations will work.

 B
 A
 C
 Read this article about electric scooters and then read the statements following it. Your task is to decide if the statements are true or not. Mark a statement A if it is true according to the article. Mark it B if it is false according to the article. Mark it C if there is not enough information in the text to decide if the sentence is true or not.
A = TRUE
B = FALSE
C = THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

Designated parking zones can easily be found in all Paris districts.

 A
 B
 C
 Nyelvhelyesség
 You are going to read an article about a London pub’s offer for lonely people. Some words are missing from the text. Use the words in brackets to form the words that fit in the gaps (1-9). 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.

This will be the fourth time that The Alexandra, a pub in (0) ___central___ (centre), Wimbledon,
has provided a free Christmas lunch to people spending the holiday by (1)   (they).
Landlords Mick and Sarah Dore dished up 62 roasts last year and are aiming for 100 this year.
But, they say, “getting people to come out of the house is (2)   (unbelievable)
difficult.”
Loneliness (3)   (special) are well aware of the problem. Jill Mortimer, psychologist
at Age UK, told The Independent that “some people are actually hiding, especially due to
(4)   (ability) or grief,” and that many feel ashamed of being lonely. Weeks of
(5)   (investigate) of “what’s stopping them from connecting” may be necessary to
convince someone to come out of their shell, she said, adding that men in particular are more
(6)   (like) to attend events if they can play an active role.
To get people (7)   (involve) was one of the reasons The Alexandra upgraded their
previous offer of a drink at Christmas to include a meal. “Once we had a (8)   (widow)
come in and I sat and had a couple of pints with him,” said Mr Dore. “He obviously had
(9)   (where) to go. I said: “Why don’t you come and have dinner with us, the staff
and my family?”
“He said he wouldn’t because he had somewhere else to go – and he clearly didn’t have. It was
really the interaction with him that year that made me think we should offer food as well.”
 You are going to read an article about a famous Italian town. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (10-18) in the text.
10)

 considering
 since
 despite
 although
 You are going to read an article about a famous Italian town. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (10-18) in the text.
11)

 while
 with
 which
 whose
 You are going to read an article about a famous Italian town. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (10-18) in the text.
12)

 then
 it
 which
 what
 You are going to read an article about a famous Italian town. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (10-18) in the text.
13)

 reminding
 that reminds
 to remind
 so that remind
 You are going to read an article about a famous Italian town. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (10-18) in the text.
14)

 approach
 attempt
 appearance
 attitude
 You are going to read an article about a famous Italian town. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (10-18) in the text.
15)

 easy enough
 enough easy
 quite an easy
 a kind of easy
 You are going to read an article about a famous Italian town. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (10-18) in the text.
16)

 can
 need
 would
 should
 You are going to read an article about a famous Italian town. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (10-18) in the text.
17)

 and after
 therefore
 in which
 those
 You are going to read an article about a famous Italian town. Some words are missing from the text. Choose the most appropriate answer from the options for each gap (10-18) in the text.
18)

 that places a lot
 placing so much
 to place lots of
 placing much of
 You are going to read an article about a special way of helping people. Some words are missing from the text. Your task is to write the missing words on the dotted lines (19-26) after the text. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example (0) at the beginning.

The University of Alaska’s Anchorage campus has (0) ___an___ annual tradition that serves a
unique role in fighting student hunger.
The campus is taking an unusual step to help students (19)   need. Once a year,
anyone with unpaid parking fines will be able to (20)   down on, or even cover, the
cost of their parking tickets (21)   donating peanut butter and jelly. The food goes to
the university’s emergency cache, a stored supply of food (22)   provides food to
students who face hunger regularly. The drive typically runs for two weeks. This year, through
a partnership with the on-campus dining facilities, the second week will focus (23)   collecting canned soup for the program.
Parking fees can be cancelled out by different amounts depending on the size of any donation,
but (24)   is a limit to how far you can spread that peanut butter. Parking services
limited the number of PB&J payments to two parking tickets per individual.
Two 16 oz. jars will be good for a $10 credit, three jars will cover a$35 citation, and five jars
will cover a \$60 ticket. Tickets must (25)   been issued within the past 45 days. “Any
nut, butter-almond, cashew, peanut butter or any flavour jam, jelly, marmalade, preserves etc.
will be accepted. All donations have to be commercially produced (no home canning),
unopened and (26)   past their ‘best before’ date,” UAA Parking Service said on its
webpage.
 You are going to read an article about an unusual pharmacy. 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).

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 Hallott szöveg értése
 In this section you can hear a linguist talk about the origins of some interesting english sentences. 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, mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement true, check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is yes don't say. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again, but this time with text in shorter sections to allow sufficient time answers.
 Task.No.1.   (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
A= TRUE
B= FALSE
C= THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

In the 19th century, some Englishmen used French swear words in their conversations.

 B
 A
 C
 In this section you can hear a linguist talk about the origins of some interesting english sentences. 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, mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement true, check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is yes don't say. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again, but this time with text in shorter sections to allow sufficient time answers.
 Task.No.1.   (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
A= TRUE
B= FALSE
C= THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

The relationship between France and England has always been harmonious.

 C
 B
 A
 In this section you can hear a linguist talk about the origins of some interesting english sentences. 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, mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement true, check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is yes don't say. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again, but this time with text in shorter sections to allow sufficient time answers.
 Task.No.1.   (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
A= TRUE
B= FALSE
C= THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

Certain bars in America used to offer a free drink to people who ate lunch there.

 A
 C
 B
 In this section you can hear a linguist talk about the origins of some interesting english sentences. 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, mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement true, check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is yes don't say. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again, but this time with text in shorter sections to allow sufficient time answers.
 Task.No.1.   (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
A= TRUE
B= FALSE
C= THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

Some dishonest bartenders secretly added extra salt to the food in these saloons.

 A
 B
 C
 In this section you can hear a linguist talk about the origins of some interesting english sentences. 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, mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement true, check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is yes don't say. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again, but this time with text in shorter sections to allow sufficient time answers.
 Task.No.1.   (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
A= TRUE
B= FALSE
C= THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

The phrase “mind your Ps and Qs” can refer to the use of swear words.

 C
 A
 B
 In this section you can hear a linguist talk about the origins of some interesting english sentences. 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, mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement true, check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is yes don't say. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again, but this time with text in shorter sections to allow sufficient time answers.
 Task.No.1.   (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
A= TRUE
B= FALSE
C= THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

A pint is twice as much as a quart.

 B
 A
 C
 In this section you can hear a linguist talk about the origins of some interesting english sentences. 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, mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement true, check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is yes don't say. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again, but this time with text in shorter sections to allow sufficient time answers.
 Task.No.1.   (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
A= TRUE
B= FALSE
C= THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

In medieval times, only the very rich used spoons.

 A
 C
 B
 In this section you can hear a linguist talk about the origins of some interesting english sentences. 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, mark the correct answer. Mark A if the statement true, check B if the statement is false and check C if the text is yes don't say. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will then hear the recording again, but this time with text in shorter sections to allow sufficient time answers.
 Task.No.1.   (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
A= TRUE
B= FALSE
C= THE TEXT DOES NOT SAY

Giving silver spoons to babies as a gift is an international tradition.

 C
 B
 A
 In this section you can hear about what some foreign visitors do found Hungary interesting. It will be your job to mark the correct answers. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will hear the recording again, but this time it will play the text in shorter sections to have enough time for description your answers.
 Task.No2.    (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
Both of the speaker’s friends …

 found certain things very irritating about Hungary.
 enjoyed their stay in Hungary.
 In this section you can hear about what some foreign visitors do found Hungary interesting. It will be your job to mark the correct answers. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will hear the recording again, but this time it will play the text in shorter sections to have enough time for description your answers.
 Task.No2.    (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
Both visitors said that in the future they might ...

 move to Hungary.
 come back to Hungary.
 In this section you can hear about what some foreign visitors do found Hungary interesting. It will be your job to mark the correct answers. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will hear the recording again, but this time it will play the text in shorter sections to have enough time for description your answers.
 Task.No2.    (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
Kate was …

 surprised and a bit shocked by the Hungarian gestures of affection.
 really glad that she was welcomed so warmly.
 In this section you can hear about what some foreign visitors do found Hungary interesting. It will be your job to mark the correct answers. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will hear the recording again, but this time it will play the text in shorter sections to have enough time for description your answers.
 Task.No2.    (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
Kate was surprised that the speaker’s friends …

 spoke such good English.
 were too shy to speak English at first.
 In this section you can hear about what some foreign visitors do found Hungary interesting. It will be your job to mark the correct answers. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will hear the recording again, but this time it will play the text in shorter sections to have enough time for description your answers.
 Task.No2.    (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
Kate thought that …

 it was strange that Hungarians didn’t form a queue at bus stops.
 queueing up at bus stops makes life easier for passengers.
 In this section you can hear about what some foreign visitors do found Hungary interesting. It will be your job to mark the correct answers. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will hear the recording again, but this time it will play the text in shorter sections to have enough time for description your answers.
 Task.No2.    (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
While both guests liked Hungarian cuisine in general, …

 Oliver thought paprika chicken was a bit too greasy.
 Kate found some dishes somewhat too spicy.
 In this section you can hear about what some foreign visitors do found Hungary interesting. It will be your job to mark the correct answers. First you will have some time to look at the task and then what plays the entire recording in one piece. You will hear the recording again, but this time it will play the text in shorter sections to have enough time for description your answers.
 Task.No2.    (Click on the link above to hear the text!)
The weather was …

 quite cool in Britain when the guests left for Budapest.
 far too hot for them in Hungary.
 In this section, you will hear about the rather strict laws and fines Venice has recently introduced. Your task will be to write one word in each of the gaps below using the exact words 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 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 Venice police fined the German tourists because they were caught …….making.……
.……coffee.….…… .
16. In addition to the €950 fine, the backpackers were also asked to   the
17. The police learnt about the offence when it was   to them
by a(n)   .
18. Some of the laws Venice has introduced – such as the fine for littering, for example – are
quite   and   .
19. The offence of    carries a fine of
€420.
20. Another offence besides walking around in the city in swimsuits that leads to a fine of €200
is not   a(n)   in public places.
21. Simply   a(n)   is punishable by €100
in Venice.
22. The mess left by   and stray   adds
up to a £5 million a year cleaning bill in Venice.
23. On account of the enormous number of visitors every year, Venetians have long complained
about   .
24. People who are caught   in the   are
faced with the heaviest fine of €450.
25. Last December, the city also decided to introduce a(n)   of up to £10 for short-stay tourists.
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