Text 1: The Christmas Holidays 1. A: You've just come back from your holiday over Christmas. Where
select do did was 2. B: Well I went back to England. At first I went for a
select wedding of a friend friends wedding friend's wedding 3. which was
the end of November, and then I decided to stay for Christmas because it's such a long way back to England.
select in at on 4. I
a really good time.
select had has have 5. A:
did it feel going back to England?
select What How Where 6. B: Great. It was really good to
all my friends and family and it was also quite nice
select see look at watch 7.
my boyfriend who's a New Zealander came to visit.
select but because and 8. It
the first time he'd been to England, so it was great to
select is were was 9. show
all the tourist sights
select him he his 10.
London. We also went to Paris.
select to from in Text 2: Computers 11. I wrote my first program for a computer when I
thirteen years old.
select was had were 12. A program
a computer to do something. My program told the computer to
select tell tells told 13. play
game. This computer was very big and slow.
select a the any 14. It didn't
have a computer screen. But I thought it was wonderful. I was just
select still already even 15. a kid, but the computer
everything I told it to do. And even today, that's
select did does do 16.
I love about computers. When I write a good program, it always
select what why how 17.
perfectly, every time.
select work worked works 18. The computer was our toy. We grew up
it. And when we grew up, we
select with on by 19. brought our toy with
. Now the computer is in our homes and in our offices.
select us our me 20. It
our lives and it is changing them again, because
select changed is changing has changed 21. now the computers
together to make a new system.
select come are coming came 22. In
system, computers all over the world are beginning to work together.
select the that this 23. Our computers
our telephones, our post office, our library, and our banks. When we talk about this new system, we call it the Internet.
select will be must be should be Bill Gates The Road Ahead. Penguin 1995. © Microsoft Corporation. Permission sought. Text 3: Tramping - walking in New Zealand's forests and mountains 24. New Zealand's
tourist season is generally in the warmer months from around November to
select busy busier busiest 25. April, though of course there's some exceptions - ski resort towns,
, will be
select obviously however then 26. packed out in winter. The most busy time to be travelling in New Zealand is
the summer school holidays from around 20 December to 30 January. To a lesser extent Easter weekend, Labour Weekend in late October, and the May and August
select during while after 27. school holidays
also busy periods. If you're travelling during
select is are aren't 28. the school holidays, when New Zealanders as well as visitors are out on the road, remember that select all each every 29. type of accommodation and transport is
to fill up, especially the more
select probably likely possible 30.
places, so plan ahead. It may be more pleasant to visit New Zealand
select economical cheap expensive 31.
before or after this hectic period, when the weather is still warm and there
select either neither both 32.
as many other travellers around.
select are aren't is 33. New Zealand is not like some other countries, though,
the weather is so miserable at some
select where when which 34. times of the year that there's no
select reason point use 35. You
need warmer clothes in winter but there are
select will won't should 36.
other things to see and do in New Zealand all year around.
select many a lot much Peter Turner et al. New Zealand Travel Survival Kit. 8th edition. © Lonely Planet 1996. Reproduced with permission of Lonely Planet Publications. Text 4: Planning a night out A: Hi. How are you? B: I'm good 37. A: Very good. So, listen. We
out tonight. That's the plan, right?
select go are going to go will go B: Yeah, that's the plan. 38. A: OK. So have you thought about what sort of thing
select you'd like you like you liked B: Well, I rather fancy seeing a movie actually and maybe have dinner. 39. A: Yes, food
good. I was actually thinking about
select sounds tastes is 40.
select seeing to see see B: Oh really? 41. A: Yeah, I
anything live for a long time.
select haven't seen didn't see won't see B: That's a good idea. What would you like to see? 42. A: Well, it's funny. The other day on Sunday I
to the radio. Amanda Jones came on. She's directing a play called 'The Birthday Party'. B: I've heard it's really good.
select listened have listened was listening 43. A: And I thought it could be a good bet. It's also on at the Maidment, so it's a
select low reasonable cheap B: Oh right. So how much is that? A: Umm, well, it's $18 if you're under 25 B: That's not us then, is it? A: No, it doesn't really matter 44. B: We could
something to eat first.
select have to having 45. A: Yeah, yeah, that'd be good. We
go to Ken's Yakitori quite early, like, round 6:30
select could must will 46. B: Ok, well,
great. So what time would you like to meet?
select it's that's you're 47.
we meet in town or
select Will Shall Do 48. should I
select get drop pick A: We'll meet at Ken's. Text 5: The Case for an Increased Greenhouse Effect 49. The earth has an average surface temperature of about 15°C, although the temperature on the surface
from -60°C to 80°C.
select changes varies lasts 50. The planet is in a heat balance. Light energy released by the sun
the surface of the earth;
select warm up warms up warming up 51. as a result, heat energy is
from the earth's surface into space, cooling the earth down.
select released releasing release 52. If the earth had
atmosphere around it, the surface would be about
select no any not 53. 33°C colder
. This is
select on average by average in average 54.
the gases trap heat energy. Light energy can pass through the gases but heat energy
select because why so 55. cannot get out again
. As with the glass in a gardener's greenhouse
select too easily so easily so easy 56.
lets in light but holds back heat, the earth's atmosphere warms up. This is known
select which what it 57.
the greenhouse effect. The power of the greenhouse effect is
select as by from 58.
by earth's neighbour, the planet Venus. Venus is nearer to the sun than we are and if it
select noticed shown found 59. lacked an atmosphere, it
an average surface temperature of 37°C.
select would have had would have would be 60. However, its atmosphere
96% carbon dioxide. When a recent space craft landed, it found a surface temperature of 428°C!
select makes up comprises consists Tomkins, S., M.J. Reiss & C. Morris Biology at Work. © CUP 1992. Reproduced with the permission of Cambridge University Press