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On-Line Test

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Questions 1 - 6

As you listen to the conversation, write the letter of each of the buildings in the answer box provided.

Questions 7 - 9

Enter the number you hear in the answer box


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  1. Post office
    A B C D E F G H I J K
  2. Rag shop
    A B C D E F G H I J K
  3. Radio Station
    A B C D E F G H I J K
  4. Computer store
    A B C D E F G H I J K
  5. Sports stadium
    A B C D E F G H I J K
  6. Internet cafe
    A B C D E F G H I J K
  7. On day one, in Super Saver XX TVs were sold.
  8. On the first day, XX mobile phones were bought mainly by women.
  9. Daily, a variety of XX kinds of overseas newspapers are on sale.

A speaker, Dr. Greg Tackett is giving a presentation to a class of students.

Questions 1 -3 - Try to focus on more than one question at a time.

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  1. Dr. Tackett is going to talk about.
    Whales Castles Job Interviews
  2. Many students originate from
    Asia Western companies Job interviews
  3. Dr. Tackett will
    Give job interviews Give tips Show how to write a good CV

Questions 4 -10 about preparing for an interview

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  1. Stage 1. Know about the
  2. Stage 2. Write down some
  3. Stage 3. Write down your
  4. Stage 4. Check your
  5. Stage 4. and
  6. Stage 5. Go
  7. Stage 6. Feel

Questions 11-15 Decide if one should or should not do these things. Write D for "do" and DN for "do not"

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  1. Gentlemen ought to wear a suit and tie.
    D DN
  2. Shake hands briefly.
    D DN
  3. Speak in your own language during the interview.
    D DN
  4. Talk about vacations.
    D DN
  5. Smile when you leave the office.
    D DN

Correct the follow sentences by rewriting the underlined mistakes in the answer box. Your answer could be blank where the underlined word needs omitting. No answer is more than 3 words long.

  1. My sister is just 23 years old, but she has a four years old child
  2. One of my sister just got divorced
  3. Nicole is terrified of cockroach.
  4. Her grandmother is die
  5. He got fired last week. Because he came into work late again
  6. My favourite holiday activity is surfing on internet.
  7. My eating habits are different from my parents.
  8. If you live in overseas, you will become more independent.
  9. I love listening to classical music because it makes me relax myself
  10. My favourite programme are HBO and National Geographic
  11. Nowadays, women have many more work opportunities than the past.
  12. One of the benefits of travelling is that you can learn different cultures
  13. When you go to shopping overseas, it's a good idea to take a calculator so that you can work out how much things cost in your currency.
  14. Last night I saw a news about a female fighter pilot
  15. It's very expensive to grow, up children

Look at the table and try to complete the essay below it by adding one of these prepositions; on, in, of, by, for, over









0 hours

2 hours

7 hours

3 hours

6 hours


16 hours

18 hours

3 hours

7 hours

0.5 hours


The table compares and contrasts data 1............. the differences 2............. the amount 3.......... time spent 4........ both sexes 5........ an average week 6.......  the United Kingdom, 7....... five different household activities 8......... 2009.

In general, men spent most 9........ their time maintaining or repairing things whereas women spent the majority  of their time cleaning.

Maintenance and repairs (6 hours) was the most popular household task 10......... men whereas it was the least popular activity 11........ women; spending only 30 minutes per week 12......... this. Similarly, women spent the most amount of time 13........ cleaning (16 hours) but men spent none of their time. Men, 14........ average, spent 7 hours gardening which was just 15........ double the time spent 16........ the same activity 17........ women (3 hours). By contrast, the amount of time women spent 18........ cooking (18 hours) is exactly nine times more than the time spent 19......... men 20....... the kitchen. One further point to note is that women spent the same amount 21........ time shopping as men did gardening (7 hours).

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Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: 234-1-555-6873
March 13, 2011

Dear Mr. Smith

I have been requested by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company to contact you for assistance in resolving a matter. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company has recently concluded a large number of contracts for oil explorations in the sub-Sahara region. The contracts have immediately produced money equaling US$40,000,000. The Nigerian National Petroleum company is desirous of oil exploration in other parts of the world. However, because of certain regulations of the Nigerian Government, it is unable to move these funds to another region.

Your assistance is requested as a non-Nigerian citizen to assist the Nigerian National Petroleum company, and also the Central Bank of Nigeria, in moving these funds out of Nigeria. If the funds can be transferred to your name, in your United States account, then you can forward the funds as directed by the Nigerian National Petroleum company. In exchange for your accommodating services, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company would agree to allow you to retain US$4 million of this amount.

However, to be a legitimate transferee of this money according to Nigerian law, you must presently be a depositor of at least US$100,000 in a Nigerian bank which is regulated by the central Bank of Nigeria.

It is possible for you to assist us, we would be most grateful. It is best that you meet with us in person in Lagos, and that during you visit I introduce you to the representatives of the Nigerian National Petroleum company, as well as with certain officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Please call me at your earliest convenience on 234-1-555-6873. Time is of the essence in this matter; very quickly the Nigerian Government will realize that the central bank is maintaining this amount on deposit, and attempt to tax the funds.


Yours truly,

Ben Ahore


Questions 1 -8 Complete the summary below

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the following passage for each answer.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) requires your help moving forty million dollars earned from oil exploration contracts out of the country. Because of government 1..........., the assistance of a non-Nigerian citizen is needed to do this. In return for allowing these funds to be transferred through your account, NNPC will pay you 2............ However, to legally 3.......... the money, you must have a minimum of 4........... in a bank account in a government-approved Nigerian bank. If possible, please come to 5.......... where you will be introduced to 6........... from the company and officials from the 7........... Call 234-1-555-6873 ASAP to arrange things before the government tries to 8........... the money.

Choose the appropriate letter A-D Questions 9 -10

  1. Answer
  2. 2
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  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company says it wants to use US$40 million
    for personal reasons to look for oil in other countries for government regulations in order to establish an overseas bank account
  10. Although the writer is offering a very large amount of money, the problem is that before getting the money it is necessary to
    go to Nigeria break the law put US$100,000 in a Nigerian bank account


Vancouver is quite different from virtually any other city in North America. Despite the fact it is a large modern cosmopolitan city, it seems to have a relaxed small-town, close-to nature feel about it.
There is little comparison with other large Canadian cities such as Toronto or Montreal, which are more akin to the large eastern US centers like New York and Chicago. Vancouver, like all large North American cities is a conglomerate of high-rise cubic office towers, although urban planners have kept the heights down, There are, however, some notable exceptions such as the Marine Building at the north foot of Burrard Street, once the tallest structure in the British Empire, the courthouse at Howe & Robson, and the library at Georgia & Hamilton.
Vancouver offers a wide range of attractions catering to all tastes but those with only a day to spare cannot be better advised than to take one of the many organized excursions recommended by the Vancouver Tourist Office.
Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre nature preserve, is Vancouver's best-known landmark and a must for any visitor. It was established in 1887 and in the opinion of many, is the most beautiful urban park in the world. Contrary to popular belief, this park was not established through the foresight of the city council of the day, but at the urging of a real estate developer called Oppenheimer. He is now considered the father of Stanley Park. All areas of the park are accessible to the public except for Dead Man's Island, which has a small naval base.
The EcoWalk is a fun and informative way to see the park. The guide gives information on the trees, plants, birds and animals as well as on the rich aboriginal culture and legends of the park.
The walking pace is medium; taking 3 hours to complete and covering 5 miles of relatively flat paved and graveled trails over selected seawall and forest paths. This walk is suitable for families, including active seniors.
There is also a world class aquarium in the park and was the first to have killer whales in captivity and probably the first one to stop making them into a sideshow. The aquarium feels the purpose in keeping the whales, namely re-educating the public and stopping the hunting of them, has been accomplished. In 2000, the last remaining killer whale at the aquarium was sold to Sealand in California, where it died shortly after arriving. The main threat to the park is the sheer volume of people who want to be in it. Efforts are being made to restrict the amount of automobile traffic passing through it. One of the ultimate goals is to eliminate the causeway leading to Lions Gate Bridge but this will not likely occur until well into the 21st century.
Beaches are also a big attraction and temperatures are usually high enough to tempt most people to have a swim. However, one of the biggest days on these beaches is on New Year's Day when the annual "Polar Bear" swim attracts several hundred die-hard individuals out to prove that Vancouver is a year round swimming destination.
Chinatown is North America's third largest, in terms of area, after San Francisco and New York. It is steeped in history and is well worth walking around. It is most active on Sundays when people head to any of a wide selection of restaurants that offer dim sum. Chinatown also contains the world's thinnest building at only 1.8 metres wide.

Questions 1-7

Do the following questions agree with the information given in the passage? Write

YES if the statement agrees with the information

NO if the statement contradicts the statement

NOT GIVEN if there is no information given


Questions 8-12

Using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS taken from the passage, answer these questions.

Questions 13-15

Complete each of the sentences with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. When compared with Toronto, Vancouver is very similar
  2. If time is limited, is it advisable to go on any of the official day trips available
  3. Oppenheimer worked with the city council to develop Stanley Park
  4. The majority of the park is open to the public
  5. The Toronto aquarium killed its last killer whale
  6. The main problem in the park is that the people are too loud
  7. Vancouver's Chinatown has the third largest Chinese population in North America
  8. What famous building was once the highest in the British Empire?
  9. What was the profession of the park's founding father?
  10. What is one of the final aims in the park?
  11. What event tries to encourage people to swim?
  12. What can you eat in Chinatown?
  13. Interesting facts about the indigenous population of Canada are provided on the
  14. It is possible to finish the Eco Walk with a medium ________ in 3 hours
  15. The aquarium's objective has been achieved because they have ______________ the public