CPE READING & USE of ENGLISH EXAM 1
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For questions 1 – 8, read the text below and decide which answer best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).CorrectIncorrect
For questions 9 – 16, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space.
There is an example at the beginning (0).
Example: (0) IF
For many people, mobile email is a habit they couldn’t give up even (0) IF they wanted to. And (9) should they want to? (10) all, the ability to send and receive emails from a mobile device means they can stay in touch with colleagues, friends and family, whether they’re standing in a queue at the supermarket, downing a quick cup of coffee in (11) meetings or killing (12) . before a flight.
It’s fair to say that access to email while (13) the move has done much to whet appetites for other kinds of collaborative tools. What’s (14) , there’s a whole new way of working that has opened up in recent years and, (15) a result, there’s a general expectation that efficiency and productivity don’t necessarily take (16) within the four walls of an organisation’s physical offices.
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 three and eight words, including the word given.
0: Do you mind if I watch you while you paint?
Do you ……have any objection to my watching…… you while you paint?
25 It’s impossible to predict how long it will take to do this job.
26 Not many people buy that particular product these days.
27 For me, his skill as a negotiator was most impressive.
28 Nobody expected Natalia to resign.
29 The area was completely devoid of vegetation.
30 When he was at his most successful, the President had enormous influence.
You are going to read an extract from a novel. For questions 31 – 36, choose the answer which you think fits best according to the text.
Lucy gets a new job on a newspaper
31 After losing her job, how did Lucy feel about the salary she used to earn?CorrectIncorrect
32 Lucy thinks the secret of success as a freelance journalist is toCorrectIncorrect
33 What made Lucy decide to apply for a job on the national daily?CorrectIncorrect
34 It is suggested that Lucy’s mother MaureenCorrectIncorrect
35 On reflection, how did Lucy account for the fact that she got the job?CorrectIncorrect
36 The impression given of the editor is that he isCorrectIncorrect
You are going to read an extract from an article. Seven paragraphs have been removed from the extract. Choose from the paragraphs A – H the one which fits each gap (37 – 43). There is one extra paragraph which you do not need to use.
You are going to read an extract from a book on photography. For questions 44 – 53, choose from the sections (A – E). The sections may be chosen more than once.
A historical background
44. the possibility that photography can directly influence events in the worldCorrectIncorrect
45. the possibility that the photographic image has become redundantCorrectIncorrect
46. images being interpreted in a similar way by different societiesCorrectIncorrect
47. a commonly held view about the relationship between what is visible and how it is interpretedCorrectIncorrect
48. the contrasts of scale that can be represented in photographyCorrectIncorrect
49. the possibility that the techniques employed in photography today have taken the medium back to where it startedCorrectIncorrect
50. the ability of photography to provide images that will exist for a long timeCorrectIncorrect
51. uncertainty as to whether the main purpose of photography is to inform or to entertainCorrectIncorrect
52. the potential of photography to epitomise the human conditionCorrectIncorrect
53. the view that photography was the greatest achievement in the history of visual imagesCorrectIncorrect