PŘIJÍmací test z angličtiny na úcj fpf su 2014 – varianta B

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A. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given without changing the word. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. (6 points)

1. They were late because they got stuck in traffic. RESULT

They were late ……as a result of getting ……….. stuck in traffic.

2. Yesterday I met one of my friends by chance in the supermarket. RAN

Yesterday I ……I ran into a friend of……. mine in the supermarket.

3. “Have you spoken to mum?” Helen asked Tom. IF

Helen asked Tom ……if he had spoken ………. to mum.

4. It’s a fairly long time since I last watched this programme. QUITE

I haven’t watched this programme ……for quite some/a long time …… time.

5. There were very few people at the concert last night. CAME

Hardly ………any people / anyone came to……. the concert last night.

6. They are refurbishing the shop at the moment. IS

The shop ………is being refurbished ……… at the moment.

B. Put the verbs in brackets in the correct tense. (6 points)

1. I can’t go cycling today because my bike ……is being mended….. (mend) right now.

2. It’s so hot here! – No problem, I ……will/shall open…… (open) the window for you.

3. We …were having.…….. (have) breakfast when she came into the room.

4. Did I tell you that I ……I had already……… (already, see) the film?

5. This is my favourite book. – How many times ……have you read….. (you, read) it?

6. She …threw…. (throw) out all his love letters when he’d left her.

C. Translate the sentences into English. (6 points)

1. Je mi líto lidí, kteří neumí jezdit na kole.

I’m sorry for people who can’t ride the bike.

2. Co bys odpověděl, kdyby se zeptal?

What would you answer if he asked?

3. Řekl jsem mu, aby tak moc nepracoval.

I told him not to work so much.

4. Měli jste nás varovat.

You should’ve warned us.

5. Kdo ti to řekl?

Who told you that?

6. Můžeš mi pomoct nést tu krabici?

Can you help me (to) carry the box?
D. Use the correct form of the word in CAPITALS at the end of each sentence to fill the gap.

(4 points)

1. The singer gave a brilliant ……PERFORMANCE……….. on stage yesterday. PERFORM

2. It was really …DISHONEST…. of you to take the money without asking. HONESTY

3. It was a really …ENJOYABLE……. party. Thanks for inviting us. ENJOY

4. He told her that he was ……TRULY….. in love with her. TRUE

E. Read the text below and fill each gap with one suitable word. (10 points)

Dealing with waste plastic

Every year people throw (1) AWAY millions of tonnes of plastic bottles, boxes and wrapping. These create huge mountains of waste (2) WHICH/THAT are extremely hard to get rid of. Now a new recycling process promises to reduce this problem (3) BY turning old plastic into new. Scientists (4) HAVE taken a long time to develop their ideas because waste plastic has always been a (5) BIGGER problem than substances like waste paper. You can bury plastic, but it takes years to break down. (6) IF you burn it, it just becomes another form of pollution. A few products, for example bottles, can be re-used, but it is expensive or difficult to do this with a lot of plastic products. Now a group of companies has developed a new method of recycling that (7) CAN save almost all plastic waste. Nearly every type of waste plastic can be used: it does (8) NOT have to be sorted. In addition, labels and ink may be left (9) ON the products. Everything is simply mixed together and heated to more (10) THAN 400 degrees centigrade so that it melts. It is then cooled, producing a waxy substance that can be used to make new plastic products, including computer hardware.

F. Write an essay of 80-100 words answering the following question:

If you could live anywhere, where would you move and why?

(8 points)

G. Read the following article and circle the correct answer A, B, C or D. (5 points)

She knew the street backwards, of course. How many times had she been dragged up it as a child by the wrist, whining and snivelling, always wishing she were somewhere else?  Now she had no desire to be anywhere but here.  This bustling traffic, these fuming buses, these chipped paving stones and boarded-up shop fronts, they were hers.  Here, she would grow from defiant teenager to independent woman.  When she was an old woman, she would gaze out over the lawns and say ‘Ah, Knox Road, that’s where I really came into my own’.

Number 126 was only a short walk from the bus stop, and she heaved her multiple bags onto her shoulders and trudged off, trying to maintain the elation as the straps dug into the flesh of her neck and fingers.  Number 126 was set back slightly from the main road, with a concrete path and weed-patch at the front.  The window frames were rotten and the paint chipped.  Holly tried not to mind.  It was what was inside that counted, after all.  The coming-together of six individuals from diverse backgrounds. discussing politics, culture and art late into the night, sharing ideas, recipes, milk, shower gel and lovers – that would be what she’d look back on of course, not the paintwork.  In the absence of either a bell or knocker, she rapped firmly on the door.

There was no reply. Holly peered through gap in curtains in the downstairs window, but there was nothing but gloom within.  She could hear a faint thudding of a bass beat, but was not sure which house it belonged to.  She rapped more firmly, and was searching for a pebble to throw to the upstairs window when the door opened. A shirtless, overweight twenty-something, with bleary eyes and greasy hair stood in the doorway wearing boxer shorts and mismatched socks.

“I’ve come for the upstairs room, I’m the new tenant,” said Holly brightly. The man grunted slightly and moved aside. He gestured up the dim, uncarpeted stairway and began to shuffle along the dark hallway to the rear of the house.

“Top floor, is that right?  I guess I just follow my nose!” Holly gave a high laugh, and received another grunt in reply. Then the man was gone.

Not to worry, he must be the quiet moody type, thought Holly, too caught up in his own profound thoughts for inane chit-chat.  One day she would penetrate his hard outer shell and release the free spirit inside.  Anyway, now for the stairs.

The four flights of stairs would be worth it, she’d decided when she picked out the flat, even if it did mean her going downstairs to get to the bathroom, because the room faced the front, and she could watch the world scurry by as she sipped her morning coffee.  Kicking one bag in front and dragging the others behind, she finally made it up the four flights and flung open the door to her new room, her new haven, her new adult life. 

Peeling beige wallpaper, a lumpy mattress on a chipboard bedframe, a bare light bulb, a flat-pack wardrobe inexpertly put together.  All this, Holly could just about put up with, but when she saw the view from her window – a dull patch of grey sky, invariable whatever the angle, she finally had to admit to herself that her adult life was not getting off to a great start.

1. What can be inferred from the text?

A This is Holly’s first time living away from home. C Holly is new to this part of the town.

B Holly visited the house before deciding to move in. D Holly already knows someone who lives in the house.

2. Which word best describes 126 Knox Road?

A austere C quaint

B run-down D pristine
3. Which one is NOT true of 126 Knox Road?

A There isn’t a front garden. C There isn’t a doorbell or a door knocker.

B The window frames need painting. D The downstairs curtains are drawn.

4. What can be inferred about the men who opened the door?

A He owns the property. C He lives in the front, ground floor room.

B He had not expected Holly. D He had been asleep.
5. Which best describes the change in Holly’s emotions?

A nervous → optimistic C disappointed → resigned

B optimistic → disillusioned D eager → nervous

H. You will hear a woman called Anna Stephens talking about her sailing trip around the world. For questions 1-5, fill in the missing information. You will hear Anna twice. (5 points)
1. The idea of sailing round the world came from a book called ……HIGH ADVENTURE…… .

2. Anna tested her boat on a trip which lasted only …6 DAYS…... because the boat got damaged.

3. Anna’s worst problem during the trip was shen she felt ……BORED…….. .

4. On her return, Anna phoned the …WORLD SAILING CLUB…….. to ask for a certificate.

5. Anna’s story was finally believed after her ……DIARIES……. had been checked.

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