Read the text. For each question 1 – 5 mark
the correct letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.
place for water sports is Lake Vinney, but it has only existed since 1975 when
the valley was filled with water to provide electricity. Under the water is the
Last week I
talked to Pat Smithers, who runs a shop on the edge of the huge car park. She
gets up early to travel to her shop to sell newspapers and food and doesn’t
finish work till late because of the car park. She said drowning the village
was the best thing that ever happened, as it brought a lot of business to the
area, and the number of visitors from all over the country continues to
increase, especially as there is a new road which means it is easier to get to.
When I asked
people enjoying the water sports, they said they never thought about the
drowned houses and streets. When I spoke to some people sitting in the cafѐ overlooking the lake, I was
surprised to find they still get angry about what happened. They used to live
in Vinnthorpe and were moved to other places in the area, among them thirty
children who are now middle-aged, but they still miss the village. They say
that nobody asked them what they wanted – they were told one day that
everything was decided. They were separated from their friends and had to get
buses to new schools instead of walking there together. It is a shame that
these people lost their homes, and I hope something similar never happens again
in the future. I would miss the water sports if they weren’t there, however,
and I must say that I hadn’t ever thought about what was under the water until
1. What is the
writer trying to do?
A. describe what people think about the drowned village.
B. persuade people to take up water sports on Lake Vinney.
C. discuss what might happen to Lake Vinney in the future.
D. explain why people like living by Lake Vinney.
2. What do we
learn about Pat Smithers?
A. She lives beside the lake.
B. She used to live in Vinnthorpe.
C. She often visits the area on holiday.
D. She earns her living near Lake Vinney.
3. What do we find
out about Lake Vinney?
A. It attracts tourists from abroad.
B. There are lots of houses on the banks.
C. More people are visiting it every year.
D. Mainly local people do water sports there.
4. What does the
writer think about Vinnthrope?
A. He agrees with Pat Smithers.
B. He feels sorry for the people who lived there.
C. He thinks it should now be forgotten.
D. He has always felt guilty about water-skiing there.
5. Which of these
is an advert for Lake Vinney?
A. Come to Lake Vinney and
water-ski or sail. No ugly car parks, shops or cafѐs
around the lake to spoil the views.
B. Come to Vinnthorpe and
stay in a hotel in the village. Enjoy the walks around the lake in complete
peace and quiet.
C. Lake Vinney is perfect
for all kinds of water sports. Wonderful cafѐby the side of the lake and plenty
of car-parking space.
D. Enjoy water-skiing on
Lake Vinney, but leave time to visit the old village beside the lake – nothing
has changed there for 30 years.
Transfer your answers to the answer
Read the text and fill in the missing
sentences A – F into the marked spaces 6– 10. There is one sentence which you
do not need to use.
A. this doesn’t
show animals as they really are in the wild
B. as if it was
jumping like a gymnast
C. that was the
message behind them
D. that the
animals in the pictures were still wild animals
E. that animals
live very differently in different countries
F. and another had
Go Wild! is a touring exhibition of
wildlife photos and paintings by young artists. Its last stop has been in my
city and I went last week.
The pictures were produced by teenagers
living in countries as far apart as Asia and Canada. There were often humans
and animals working together in the pictures, and to me
(6) _________. In one painting, for example, a girl
was resting her head on an elephant. Some wildlife experts say (7)_______, and
I agree. But that didn’t stop the pictures being beautiful. One artist, for
example, had filmed videos of animals through coloured glass (8)__________ -
they worked really well.
There were also action photos. One was of a
bear that had climbed up a tree in a garden in Canada and refused to come down.
Wildlife experts sent the bear to sleep with a special vet’s gun – and a
brilliant photographer saw a great opportunity. He took a photo showing the
bear falling out of the tree, fast asleep,
onto a rubber mat on the ground, (9)_________! The
bear was later returned to the wild. And there were lots more amazing pictures
Another young photographer took a photo
while swimming with an elephant – although she almost got kicked as a result. I
was glad I didn’t know that when I first saw the picture! It reminded me
(10)_________, and shouldn’t be trusted. But this photographer clearly felt the
photo was worth the danger.
Transfer your answers to the answer
text reports what people think all the way through)
all the way through)
(the text reports what people think
all the way throug
runs a shop on the edge of the lake)
(she runs a shop on the edge of the
number of visitors...continues to increase)
(the number of visitors...continues
B (it is a
shame...I hope something similar never happens again)
similar never happens again)
(it is a shame...I hope something
similar never happens again
mentions water sports, the café and car-parking space)
(it mentions water sports, the
READING TASK 1 Read the text
What do we find out about Lake
The pictures were produced by teenagers living in countries as far apart as