Listen to the radio programme and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.
Question 1. Wing-suits allow people to fly or glide.
Question 2. Wing-suits are getting cheaper.
Question 3. Gabriele Diamanti’s water distiller is powered by the sun.
Question 4. The “enable talk gloves” help people to use sign language in really cold conditions.
Question 5. James Cameron invented a new underwater camera.
Question 6. MIT students have invented a new type of ketchup.
Question 7. The last invention is a way of producing clouds indoors.
Question 8. The science correspondent thinks the clouds are ugly.
II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY
Choose the best answer:
Question 9. My phone battery is low. Could you pass me the______________?
A. charger B. speaker
C. earphones D. printer
Question 10. It is convenient for you to read__________when you travel.
A. laptop B. e-books
C. computer D. printer
Question 11. I want to buy a digital camera because it is money-saving.
A. portable B. versatile
C. convenient D. economical
Question 12. ___________is a wonderful invention for housewives. They don’t have to wash clothes by hands anymore.
B. Washing machine
C. Solar charger
Question 13. Although he is___________, he is always happy and optimistic.
A. disabled B. energetic
C. rich D. interested
Question 14. She is totally dedicated_____her work.
A. by B. on
C. to D. for
Question 15. ______________System lets us break down the food we eat and turn it into energy.
A. Respiratory B. Nervous
C. Digestive D. Skeletal
Give the correct form of verb in the brackets.
Question 16. I__________(wait) for you since 2 pm.
Question 17. While we___________(talk), the teacher__________(come) in.
Question 18. She_________(not use) the Internet for a long time.
Question 19. My sister wants______________(become) a lecturer.
Question 20. I use this bike for___________(ride) to school.
Choose the word whose main stress is different from the others.
A. family B. digestive
C. career D. solution
A. benefit B. portable
C. invention D. popular
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.
A. contest B. create
C. country D. sociable
A. singer B. high
C. child D. mind
Give the correct form of words in the brackets.
Question 25. ABC is a________organization. It is set up to help handicapped people have a better life. (PROFIT)
Question 26. Smartphone is a great________ (INVENT)
Question 27. Are you__________about our upcoming trip to London? (EXCITE)
Question 28. Doing volunteer is a_________work. It makes you feel happy and makes community better. (MEAN)
Fill in each gap with one suitable word:
competition generations habit
versatile community smash hit
Question 29. Havana is a_______. Everyone loves it.
Question 30. The Voice is a popular singing________. It is held in many countries.
Question 31. Smoking is a bad_________. You should give it up.
Question 32. Young people should do volunteering for a better_______
Question 33. I find this book interesting.
Question 34. Rihana performed this song in New York last year.
Question 35. My mother forced me to stop playing computer games.
My mother made____________
Question 36. This is the first time I have seen such a beautiful sunset.
I have never____________
Read the follow passage then answer the questions:
Television is one of the greatest inventions in the world. It is a means of communication. The first television was demonstrated in 1927 in San Francisco. At that time, its images were black and white. Since then, it hasn’t stopped developing. Modern televisions are flat and attached to the wall. Since 2010, the viewers have had more selections of programs from the Internet because of the invention of smart TV. In 2013, 79% of the world’s households owned a television set.
Question 37. When and where was the first television demonstrated?
Question 38. Are modern televisions flat?
Question 39. Why have the viewers had more selections of programs from the Internet?
Question 40. What is the percentage of the world’s households owning a television set?
Question 1. True
Question 2. True
Question 3. True
Question 4. False
Question 5. False
Question 6. False
Question 7. True
Question 8. False
Question 9. A
Question 10. B
Question 11. D
Question 12. B
Question 13. A
Question 14. C
Question 15. C
Question 16. have been waiting
Question 17. were talking – came
Question 18. has not used
Question 19. to become
Question 20. riding
Question 21. A
Question 22. A
Question 23. D
Question 24. A
Question 25. non-profit
Question 26. invention
Question 27. excited
Question 28. meaningful
Question 29. smash hit
Question 30. competition
Question 31. habit
Question 32. community
Question 33. interested in this book
Question 34. was performed in New York by Rihana last year
Question 35. me stop playing computer games
Question 36. seen such a beautiful sunset before
Question 37. The first television was demonstrated in 1927 in San Francisco.
Question 38. Yes, they are flat.
Question 39. Because of the invention of smart TV.
Question 40. The percentage of the world’s households owned a television set is 79%.