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Extra word, 13

January 23, 2007

For questions 41 – 55, read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there. If a line is correct, write OK by the sentence . If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word next to it. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00).

0: ..out ..

00: OK 

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LOVE GOD

o He has sold out 20 million records. His last album outsold U2  out

00 and he has sung duets with Tina Turner. But the English speaking OK

41 world doesn’t seem to be much aware of Eros Ramazzotti.

42 The lovingly named Eros, a former footballer whose tours

43 sellout in stadiums across Europe, he has come up

44 against a small problem with his native mother tongue.

45 The Italian may be the language of love, but apparently

46 it has a bigger appeal in the opera house than in the record store has.

47 Eros, though, is determined not to go down the same way as Julio Inglesias,

48 lisping his way sweetly around vowels and consonants not designed

49 for his southern European lips. He will still continue to sing in Italian.

50 Eros is fully booked to play London’s Wembley Arena on 11 November.

51 He can be certain that there will be there at least some

52 members in the crowd able to sing along to all the chorus.

53 London based footballers Roberto di Matteo and Gianluca Vialli

54 are big fans. Who knows that, maybe some of Eros’s lyrics, which his fans

55 claim are worthy of a poet, will find themselves their way onto the terraces.

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Extra word, 12

January 23, 2007

For questions 41-55, read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there. If a line is correct write OK by the sentence. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word next to the sentence. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00).

Examples:

0: OK

00: had

AN UNEXPECTED ACCIDENT

0 We had just arrived in a village on the way to meet some friends OK 

00 who we were going hiking with when we had had a flat tyre. We got had 

41 out of the car and walked towards a shop so that we could have

42 ask if there was a someone who could change the flat tyre. The

43 shop-owner agreed that to help us by sending a boy to fetch a

44 man to look at the tyre. He explained that it would cost a lot of

45 money because the materials for doing such jobs were expensive

46 and difficult to get them. All we could do was to sit around and

47 wait for the job to be done. While we were waiting we decided to

48 spend some time playing a game of our football. However, as it was

49 the middle of summer it soon became so hot that we had to stop.

50 We sat on some chairs and ordered a cold drink and had looked

51 at the view. When the man finally he carne, we asked him to

52 finish quickly because we were in a hurry to meet our friends. Even

53 though he worked quickly it still took a few of hours for him

54 to be finish. We could only hope that our friends had not set off

55 without us. We would have to drive quickly to make it up for lost time.

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Extra word, 11

January 21, 2007

For questions 41 ·55, read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there. If a line is correct,write OK by it. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word next to it. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00) .

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LOOKING FOR A LOVE SEAT

In the television age, a love seat is no longer a popular piece of furniture. 

0 Love seats are made for two. They are built so  OK 

00 that the people face away from each other while  the

41 they sharing the intimacy of sitting in the same chair. They suggest

42 ‘romance’, which is probably why they are known as love seats.

43 They are so practical – but unfashionable – seats, shaped like

44 the letter S: each person is being embraced by the opposite curve.

45 The seat has the advantage of bringing couples together

46 close enough for a private conversation and of accommodating 

47 two people comfortably in a room with some limited space.

48 I did sat on my first love seat in an antique shop in Colombo

49 some fifteen years ago. The seat has looked positively flirtatious.

50 Recently my thoughts turned up to love seats when I

51 needed a new chair. I wanted something like wooden and

 52 traditional, suitable for the humid atmosphere of the tropics.

53 My cottage in Sri Lanka is small so a love seat would

54 seemed the answer as it would fit not between the

55 bookcase and the tiny antique table in the living room.

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Extra word, 10

January 21, 2007

For questions 41-55, read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some, are correct, and some have a word which should not be there.

If a line is correct write OK by the number. If a line has a word which: be there, write the word next to the number. There are two examples at the beginning 0 and 00).

STUDYING ABROAD

There are two reasons why I had wanted to study in Paris. I wanted 0: OK 

to be in a place which it was at the centre of Europe, close to it 00  it 

other countries such as England and Germany. The other reason 41

was that I had been found it very difficult to find a place to 42

study of medicine in my own country, where there were only 43

three medical schools. I had spent my last two school years at a 44

boarding school, where I was made a lot of friends and learned 45

to look after myself. I was nineteen when I just left and I knew 46

that I could deal with a student life. First of all, I had to learn 47

the language of the country I would be living in there for quite 48

a while. I learnt with the language quickly because I stayed 49

with a family, which was a great deal help. I was expected to 50

speak only their language and not mine. After that, I looked around 51

for an apartment to rent. I found one very close to the university 52

so I went on the foot every day. I was able to exercise a lot and 53 

therefore be fit all year round. My studies went very much well 54

and I graduated at the top of the class with full honours. 55 

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Extra word, 9

January 20, 2007

For questions 41 ·55, read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there.

If a line is correct,write OK by the number on the separate answer sheet. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word on the separate answer sheet. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00).

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ON TO EVEREST

0 After four years of backbreaking training and also preparation,  also

00 the Singapore Mt Everest Expedition Team is ready to mount the OK

41 summit of the world’s most highest peak in the next few weeks.

42 In 1953, the Sir John Hunt expedition has put two climbers on the

43 summit. But on this expedition, they mounted the summit through

44 the South Col route. The Singapore team will attempt to

45 retrace the exactly same route as they begin their ascent.

46 The idea is to climb Everest was first brought up in 1990.

47 The Singapore Mountaineering Federation, was being established

48 in 1993 and a permit for the climb was finally given in May 1994.

49 The Singapore Everest team, which comprises of eight

50 climbers and a support team, left for Katmandu in early

51 March: a relatively very young team with the average age of

52 members being at about 30 years old and whose members

53 come from all the walks of life. The journey will be gruelling

54 and members are fully aware of that they may not succeed,

55 or more worse, survive. Our hopes and prayers will follow them.

Extra word, 8

January 19, 2007

For questions 41-55, read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there. If a line is correct put a OK by the number. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word next to the number. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00).

FLOOD AND DROUGHT

If the experts could not agree on it the reason for the worst  0 it 

floods of the century in northern Europe, they are no wiser 00  OK

 about the drought which it is taking place in the south. The 41 

people are looking forward at the sky for the rain clouds which 42

never come. A lot of people think it might be such a good idea if 43

the planes do not fly over their areas so they do not frighten of 44

the clouds away. In some areas the drought that has been going 45

on for five long years. Swimming pools in resort areas lie empty 46

because of residents have to put up with daily water cuts of up 47

to 16 hours. On the other hand, in the northern part of Europe, 48

thousands of residents have been left without some homes and 49

have had to stay in other people’s homes. Many farmers have lost a 50

lot of money because their crops which were destroyed and could 51

not be sold. Although some farmers tried to get back to their 52

farms they were not allowed to by the police. Besides from the 53

beautiful flowers, fruit and vegetables were also so badly hit that 54

nothing could have be saved. Everyone in both the northern and 55

southern part of the continent will be relieved when it is all over.

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Extra word, 7

January 18, 2007

For questions 41 – 55, read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there.

If a line is correct, write OK by the number . If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word next to it. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00).

E-TICKET

o The idea of ticket less travel has been around us for a long time. us

00 Frequent flyers, especially those clever enough to be able to travel ,OK

41 with the hand-luggage only, have been looking forward to the era

42 of the E for Electronic ticket that it replaces messy pieces

43 bits of paper with a swipe of a credit card and a touch of a

44 screen. Now the time has come. Aberdeen airport was the only

45 first British Airways base to use of the new electronic ticketing

46 system, closely be followed by other UK airports. BA has

47 now been installed IBM developed electronic ticketing kiosks

48 across its entire domestic network. Already one traveller in ten

49 is using E-tickets to travel on BA domestic flights. Customers

50 with hand baggage who can book over the phone and check

51 in at a kiosk, using a BA Executive Club card for indentification.

52 The traveller may only needs to touch the screen to confirm or change

53 their seat before being issued a boarding card. On same-day

54 travellers can also check in for the return flight. It’s not

55 as totally hassle free yet, but it’s pretty close.

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Extra word, 6

January 17, 2007

For questions 41-55, read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there.

If a line is correct put OK  by the number. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word next to the number. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00).

RACE AGAINST TIME

Soon a rather low sound was being heard and the float plane 0 being

appeared, flying towards us. It landed gently on the lake, turned 00 OK 

and then came slowly up along the landing stage. We loaded 41

equipment while Jim was been talking with the pilot, wanting 42

to know how about the weather was ahead of us. The pilot said 43

that the conditions in the valley were all right at the moment for 44

landing and taking it off, but that the weather was rapidly 45

getting more worse and we would have to get away as quickly as 46

possible. We all worked silently for quite a while, because of we 47

did not want to waste time. Finally the plane was being ready. 48

Jim he also boarded it so that there was one less person to take 49

on the next trip. The plane moved over the surface of the water 50

and rose into the air. The plane carne back on the time and it was 51

Chris’ turn to go, with the rest of the film gear. Unless the plane 52

was not back in time, we would be in trouble. The clouds 53

were getting so thicker and blacker. We began to be anxious 54

about our safety and whether the plane would be back to pick us up. 55

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Extra word, 5

January 17, 2007

For questions 41 – 55, read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there.

If a line is correct, write OK  by the number . If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word . There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00).

SPACE: FAR OUT FOOD

0 The world may not need another recipe book, OK

00 but that’s not to say there isn’t no room for     no

41 one on other planets. Scientists at New York’s

42 Cornell University are being developing 100 recipes

43 for astronauts dining on the Moon or the Mars.

44 The recipes which will be based on fresh produce that

45 can be grown up inside sealed greenhouses

46 (also under the development at Cornell). These

47  bioregenerative life-support systems will grow

48 crops such as the soya, rice, tofu, carrots and

49 basil, and will also support plants and algae

50 that can be recycle bodily wastes inside

51 the so sealed ecosystem. These new recipes

52 will surely make up life on other planets

53 easier since astronauts will no any longer

54 have to worry about their daily diets.

55 This still remains an very open market!

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Extra word, 4

January 17, 2007

 For questions 41-55, read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there.  If a line is correct put a tick  by the number. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word next to the number. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00).  

A DREAM  

As I am a university student I study hard and each night when 0 OK

I will finish my studies I put away my books and put on 00 will

my training shoes. My sister, who lives in another town, she 41  

brought them back my training shoes from Europe as a birthday 42

present. They are just right for jogging around the track. 43  

After jogging for the first lap I push myself so harder 44

and harder for the second lap. My running style soon becomes 45

comfortable and effective for the rest of the whole way. I 46  

hope that to improve my style so that I do not feel any 47  

tightness in the leg muscles. I am really looking forward much 48

to taking part in my first University Games where I will be 49  

representing my year. If all goes well then I can expect to 50  

achieve at a good time which will help me to be chosen for the 51

Olympic Games. It will be a moment full of excitement feelings 52

for me. I plan on to continue my studies as well as my training 53

until my dream is being achieved. My free time will be limited 54

but it will be worth it in the end. 55  

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