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PART 1

Questions 1 – 10

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Holiday rental

Owner’s names: Jack Fitzgerald and Shirley Fitzgerald

Granary Cottage

●   available for week beginning 1 …………….. May

●   cost for the week: 2 £……………..

3 …………….. Cottage

●   cost for the week: £480

●   building was originally a 4 ……………..

●   walk through doors from living room into a 5 ……………..

●   several 6 …………….. spaces at the front

●   bathroom has a shower

●   central heating and stove that burns 7 ……………..

●   views of old 8 …………….. from living room

●   view of hilltop 9 …………….. from the bedroom

Payment

●   deposit: £144

●   deadline for final payment: end of 10 ……………..

PART 2

Questions 11-14

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Local council report on traffic and highways

11   A survey found people’s main concern about traffic in the area was

A   cuts to public transport.

B   poor maintenance of roads.

C   changes in the type of traffic.

12   Which change will shortly be made to the cycle path next to the river?

A   It will be widened.

B   It will be extended.

C   It will be resurfaced.

13   Plans for a pedestrian crossing have been postponed because

A   the Post Office has moved.

B   the proposed location is unsafe.

C   funding is not available at present.

14   On Station Road, notices have been erected

A   telling cyclists not to leave their bikes outside the station ticket office.

B   asking motorists to switch off engines when waiting at the level crossing.

C   warning pedestrians to leave enough time when crossing the railway line.

Questions 15-20

Label the map below.

Write the correct letter, A-I, next to Questions 15-20.

Recreation ground after proposed changes

15   New car park                            ……………

16   New cricket pitch                    ……………

17   Children’s playground            ……………

18   Skateboard ramp                     ……………

19   Pavilion                                      ……………

20   Notice board                            ……………

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PART 3

Questions 21-22

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO benefits of city bike-sharing schemes do the students agree are the most important?

A   reducing noise pollution

B   reducing traffic congestion

C   improving air quality

D   encouraging health and fitness

E   making cycling affordable

Questions 23-24

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO things do the students think are necessary for successful bike-sharing schemes?

A   Bikes should have a GPS system.

B   The app should be easy to use.

C   Public awareness should be raised.

D   Only one scheme should be available.

E   There should be a large network of cycle lanes.

Questions 25-30

What is the speakers’ opinion of the bike-sharing schemes in each of the following cities?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 25-30.

Opinion of bike-sharing scheme

A   They agree it has been disappointing.

B   They think it should be cheaper.

C   They are surprised it has been so successful.

D   They agree that more investment is required.

 They think the system has been well designed.

 They disagree about the reasons for its success.

G   They think it has expanded too quickly.

Cities

25   Amsterdam                …………….

26   Dublin                          …………….

27   London                        …………….

28   Buenos Aires             …………….

29   New York                    …………….

30   Sydney                         …………….

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PART 4

Questions 31 – 40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

THE EXTINCTION OF THE DODO BIRD

The dodo was a large flightless bird which used to inhabit the island of Mauritius.

History

●   1507 – Portuguese ships transporting 31 ………………. stopped at the island to collect food and water.

●   1638 – The Dutch established a 32 ………………. on the island.

●   They killed the dodo birds for their meat.

●   The last one was killed in 1681.

Description

●   The only record we have is written descriptions and pictures (possibly unreliable).

●   A Dutch painting suggests the dodo was very 33 ………………. .

●   The only remaining soft tissue is a dried 34 ………………. .

●   Recent studies of a dodo skeleton suggest the birds were capable of rapid 35 ………………. .

●   It’s thought they were able to use their small wings to maintain 36 ………………. .

●   Their 37 ………………. was of average size.

●   Their sense of 38 ………………. enabled them to find food.

Reasons for extinction

●   Hunting was probably not the main cause.

●   Sailors brought dogs and monkeys.

●   39 ………………. also escaped onto the island and ate the birds’ eggs.

●   The arrival of farming meant the 40 ………………. was destroyed.

Part 1

1   28th

2   550

3   Chervil

4   garage

5   garden

6   parking

7   wood

8   bridge

9   monument

10   March

Part 2

11   C

12   A

13   B

14   B

15   C

16   F

17   A

18   I

19   E

20   H

Part 3

21&22   B, C

23&24   B, C

25   C

26   F

27   D

28   E

29   B

30   A

Part 4

31   spice(s)

32   colony / settlement

33   fat

34   head

35   movement

36   balance / balancing

37   brain

38   smell

39   rats

40   forest

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