TOTAL: 60 points
I. Read the article and do the tasks below. (10 points)
I went to the cinema last week and laughed all the way through the new film “Waiter!” which is set in a restaurant. The American actor Tom Waters plays the worst cook the world has ever seen and he employs one of the worst waiters, played by Joe Vermont.
The London restaurant where the filming took place does actually exist.
Jane Connors, the owner, runs a successful business and, although she thinks “Waiter!” is a good film, she is very annoyed with the director. When she agreed to the filming, she wasn’t told that the film is about a restaurant where everything goes wrong and the food is disgusting. Although the film might make Jane’s restaurant famous if it is a success, she is afraid that people will stop coming because they will think that the food and service is terrible - like it is in the film. Jane is worried she will lose business and may even have to close and start again with a new restaurant.
Having seen this film, I agree that she has a problem. The film company paid her a very small fee and she has since asked for more. The best solution though is for her to contact the newspapers. I am sure they will be interested in her story and it will actually help her business in the end.
For questions 1-5 choose the best answer A, B, C or D.
1.What is the writer trying to do next? 2.What can the reader find out from the text?
A) to advertise the restaurant. A) why Jane is feeling angry.
B) to contact the newspapers. B) why Jane’s restaurant has closed.
C) to help Jane open a new restaurant. C) why Jane didn’t enjoy the film.
D) to take someone’s advice. D) why Jane’s restaurant is unpopular.
3.What does the writer think Jane ought to do?
A) to open a new restaurant. C) to improve the quality of the food in her restaurant.
B) to ask the film company for more money. D) to get in touch with some newspapers.
4.What did the director not tell Jane?
A) That the film would be a success. B) That the restaurant in the film would be very bad.
C) That she would not be paid. D) That she would need to employ extra staff.
5. What is Jane worried about?
A) That she would have to close her restaurant.
B) That she would have to close her business and start a different one.
C) That she would become too famous.
D) That she would have to close her restaurant and open a new one.
For questions 6-10 mark the following sentences as True, False or No Information.
_____________ 6. The London restaurant shown in the film really exists.
_____________ 7. The new film is a success.
_____________ 8. The owner of the restaurant was quite pleased with the director.
_____________ 9. The film company paid Jane good money for shooting the film.
_____________ 10. The best decision for Jane is to close her restaurant and open a new one.
II. Complete the text using the correct tense forms of the verbs in brackets. (10 points)
Three people 1 (to injure) _____________________________ in a crash involving two lorries and a van on the A-45 near Brighton on Saturday. The accident 2 (to happen) _____
___________________________ in heavy rain when a lorry which 3 (to carry) _________
__________________________ grain 4) (to slip) _______________________________ on the wet road spilling its load across both lanes. A police spokesperson said that the driver of the lorry 5 (to brake – тормозить) _____________________________ to avoid hitting a dog which 6 (to run) ____________________________out into the road in front of him. The drivers of the two other vehicles involved 7 (to drive) __________________________too close behind to be able to stop in time. The injured 8 (to take) ____________ ___________________ to the nearby hospital immediately. The van driver has three broken ribs and 9 (to be) _____________________still under observation. The drivers of the lorries 10 (to treat) __________________________________ for minor injuries and sent home.
III. Complete the second sentence using the word given so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Use between two and five words. (5 points)
1. I think I’ve gained a few kilos over the last few months! on
I think I’ve _______________________________ a few kilos over the last few months!
2. You should reduce the amount of fast food you eat. down
You should _______________________ the amount of fast food you eat.
3. There are red spots all over her body. covered
Her body __________________________________ red spots.
4. “Can I see your drawing?” I asked Anna. if
I asked Anna _________________________________________ drawing.
5. “Please, don’t take my photo,” James said. not
James asked me __________________________________________ photo.