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Answer key: Progress tests A

Unit 1
Grammar 1 1 was wearing 2 hadnt finished 3 was talking 4 had left 5 celebrated 6 started 7 had been waiting 8 had already started 2 1 have had 2 have you been 3 have often wondered 4 have you been staying 5 have you done 6 have you been going out 7 have you been eating 8 have known 3 1 Never before had I seen such a beautiful sunset. 2 Not only did we go out for a meal but we went dancing too. 3 No sooner had they started the exercise than the lesson bell rang. 4 Rarely has there been such a high wind. Vocabulary 4 1 courteous 2 reserved 3 naive 4 grumpy 5 tolerant 6 hot-headed 7 level-headed 8 stubborn 9 argumentative 10 flexible Listening 5 1D 2A 3E 4C 5B Reading 6 1D 2C 3A 4B 5F Writing 7 Content (maximum 4 points) 1 point for the content of each paragraph. Form (maximum 2 points) 2 points for good sentence structure and paragraphing. 1 point for reasonable structure. Range (maximum 2 points) 2 points for using a good range of vocabulary and structures. 1 point for using a reasonable range of vocabulary and structures. 0 points for using a poor range of vocabulary and structures. Accuracy (maximum 2 points) 2 points for accuracy over 80%. 1 point for accuracy between 70 and 80%.

Matura Solutions Upper-Intermediate Tests

Answer key: Progress tests A


Unit 2
Grammar 1 1 every 2 any 3 The 4 None 5 little / nothing 2 1 to hear 2 go 3 enjoying 4 to contact 5 buying 6 going 7 cut 8 pay 9 missing 10 fixed Vocabulary 3 1 cost 2 out 3 paid 4 make 5 off 4 1 worthless 2 priceless 3 well-off 4 precious 5 dirt cheap 5 1B 2A 3C 4A 5C Listening 6 1B 2C 3A 4C 5B Reading 8 1D 2D 3A 4B 5C Writing 9 Content (maximum 4 points) 1 point for the content of each paragraph. Form (maximum 2 points) 2 points for good sentence structure and paragraphing. 1 point for reasonable structure. Range (maximum 2 points) 2 points for using a good range of vocabulary and structures. 1 point for using a reasonable range of vocabulary and structures. 0 points for using a poor range of vocabulary and structures. Accuracy (maximum 2 points) 2 points for accuracy over 80%. 1 point for accuracy between 70 and 80%.

Matura Solutions Upper-Intermediate Tests

Answer key: Progress tests A


Unit 3
Grammar 1 1 m meeting / m going to meet 2 ll be driving 3 Will the judges have made 4 ll tell 5 is going to faint 6 does the shop open 7 m going to study 8 will probably win 9 arrives 10 gets 2 1 Assuming 2 as long as 3 Provided that 4 in case 5 until Vocabulary 3 1A 2B 3C 4C 5B 4 1 avoidable 2 hopeless 3 eventful 4 creative 5 replaceable 5 1 Adolescents 2 infancy 3 OAPs 4 toddler 5 elderly Listening 6 1C 2D 3A 4B 5E Reading 7 1F 2F 3T 4F 5T Writing 9 Content (maximum 4 points) 1 point for the content of each paragraph. Form (maximum 2 points) 2 points for good sentence structure and paragraphing. 1 point for reasonable structure. Range (maximum 2 points) 2 points for using a good range of vocabulary and structures. 1 point for using a reasonable range of vocabulary and structures. 0 points for using a poor range of vocabulary and structures. Accuracy (maximum 2 points) 2 points for accuracy over 80%. 1 point for accuracy between 70 and 80%.

Matura Solutions Upper-Intermediate Tests

Answer key: Progress tests A


Unit 4
Grammar 1 1 The issue is being discussed at the moment by the committee. 2 Some unusual wild birds have been seen this winter. 3 These letters have to be addressed and posted before 5.30. 4 Prior to last November the salaries hadnt been increased for three years. 5 We can be contacted on 09652 546723. 6 George was told off by the teacher because he was rude. 7 Will the contracts be finalised in the meeting? 8 The email containing the virus was sent last Friday. 9 The criminal was being watched when he tried to board the train. 10 Mobile phones must not be left in the classrooms. 2 1 is expected 2 are given 3 was reported 4 is thought 5 is known Vocabulary 3 1 away 2 behind 3 at 4 back 5 away 4 1 absolutely 2 ridiculously 3 highly 4 bitterly 5 deeply 5 1 eclipse 2 gravity 3 launch 4 orbit 5 mission Listening 6 1F 2F 3T 4T 5F Reading 8 1C 2B 3C 4C 5A Writing 9 Content (maximum 4 points) 1 point for the content of each paragraph. Form (maximum 2 points) 2 points for good sentence structure and paragraphing. 1 point for reasonable structure. Range (maximum 2 points) 2 points for using a good range of vocabulary and structures. 1 point for using a reasonable range of vocabulary and structures. 0 points for using a poor range of vocabulary and structures. Accuracy (maximum 2 points) 2 points for accuracy over 80%. 1 point for accuracy between 70 and 80%.

Matura Solutions Upper-Intermediate Tests

Answer key: Progress tests A


Unit 5
Grammar 1 1 Jake told me / said that he loved English folk music. 2 I asked Becky what the time was. 3 Helen suggested meeting in the park at 12.30. 4 My sister admitted eating all the biscuits. 5 The teacher asked me where I had been the previous day. 2 1 He promised that he wouldnt be late for the meeting. / He promised not to be late for the meeting. 2 She predicted that the result would be 34 to Southampton. 3 He complained that the service (he had received) wasnt good enough. 4 She suggested going out for a meal after I finished work. 5 He refused to speak to her because she didnt listen to anything he said. 6 She apologised for missing the meeting but the train had been delayed. 7 He denied saying that he was going to raise salaries immediately. 8 She warned me that my grades would fall if I didnt work harder. / She warned me that if I didnt work harder, my grades would fall. 9 He agreed to provide the music for the party at the fee I / we suggested. 10 She encouraged me to audition for the school play. Vocabulary 3 1 paparazzi 2 solely 3 colluded 4 fluctuated 5 ruthless 4 1 back 2 ban 3 axed 4 plea 5 bid 6 boost 7 quit 8 looming 9 surge 10 pledged Listening 5 1F 2T 3F 4F 5T Reading 7 1F 2F 3T 4T 5T Writing 8 Content (maximum 5 points) 1 point for the content of each paragraph. Form (maximum 1 point) 1 point for good sentence structure and paragraphing. Half a point for reasonable structure. Range (maximum 2 points) 2 points for using a good range of vocabulary and structures. 1 point for using a reasonable range of vocabulary and structures. 0 points for using a poor range of vocabulary and structures. Accuracy (maximum 2 points) 2 points for accuracy over 80%. 1 point for accuracy between 70 and 80%.

Matura Solutions Upper-Intermediate Tests

Answer key: Progress tests A


Unit 6
Grammar 1 1 Who left the TV on overnight? 2 Who did you speak to about your expenses? 3 What happened after we left this morning? 4 Who in the office did you give the file to? 5 Which restaurant serves the best food in the area? 2 1 Could you tell me where I can get information about the museum? 2 Have you any idea why they want to eat so early? 3 Id like to know when the teacher will return our homework. 4 I wonder who told Rosie about the accident. 5 Can you remember where you left the green file? 3 1 shall we? 2 will you? 3 havent they? 4 do they? 5 isnt it? Vocabulary 4 1 about 2 of 3 with 4 In 5 of 6 To 5 1 assumed 2 quizzed 3 maintained 4 declined 5 rejected 6 temple 7 episode 8 contestants 9 ratings Listening 6 1C 2A 3A 4B 5A Reading 8 1D 2A 3C 4B 5A Writing 9 Content (maximum 5 points) 1 point for the content of each paragraph. Form (maximum 1 point) 1 point for good sentence structure and paragraphing. Half a point for reasonable structure. Range (maximum 2 points) 2 points for using a good range of vocabulary and structures. 1 point for using a reasonable range of vocabulary and structures. 0 points for using a poor range of vocabulary and structures. Accuracy (maximum 2 points) 2 points for accuracy over 80%. 1 point for accuracy between 70 and 80%.

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Answer key: Progress tests A


Unit 7
Grammar 1 1 dont have to 2 must 3 shouldnt 4 ought to 5 mustnt 6 neednt 7 mustnt 8 to get 2 1 must be 2 might be 3 must have been 4 cant have seen 5 might have left 6 cant have liked 7 must be joking Vocabulary 3 1 diet 2 growth 3 fuels 4 vehicles 5 footprint 6 energy 7 habitats 8 caps 9 dioxide 10 change 4 1 cactus 2 palm 3 Pine 4 sunflowers 5 poppies Listening 5 1D 2B 3C 4A Reading 7 1F 2E 3A 4B 5C Writing 8 Content (maximum 4 points) 1 point for content of each paragraph. Form (maximum 2 points) 2 points for good sentence structure and paragraphing. 1 point for reasonable structure. Range (maximum 2 points) 2 points for using a good range of vocabulary and structures. 1 point for using a reasonable range of vocabulary and structures. 0 points for using a poor range of vocabulary and structures. Accuracy (maximum 2 points) 2 points for accuracy over 80%. 1 point for accuracy between 70 and 80%.

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Unit 8
Grammar 1 1 neednt have 2 shouldnt 3 might 4 ought to 5 could 6 might not 7 might 8 couldnt 2 1 If I hadnt done so much work on the computer last night, I wouldnt have a really bad headache today. 2 She wouldnt have argued with you if she didnt enjoy a good debate. 3 If the prices hadnt gone up so much, we would be able to buy a house. 4 If I hadnt checked my email, I wouldnt have known she was going to leave early. 5 If I practised more, my Spanish wouldnt have been so weak. 6 If Id known you were feeling low, Id have come over yesterday. 7 I wouldnt be so annoyed if I hadnt reminded her five times about the meeting. Vocabulary 3 1 scroll 2 save 3 thumbnail 4 address bar 5 icon 6 browser 7 minimise 4 1 log 2 showing 3 call 4 having 5 puts 6 taken 7 set Listening 5 1C 2A 3A 4A 5C Reading 7 1C 2D 3C 4B 5A Writing 8 Content (maximum 4 points) 1 point for the content of each section. Form (maximum 2 points) 2 points for good sentence structure and paragraphing. 1 point for reasonable structure. Range (maximum 2 points) 2 points for using a good range of vocabulary and structures. 1 point for using a reasonable range of vocabulary and structures. 0 points for using a poor range of vocabulary and structures. Accuracy (maximum 2 points) 2 points for accuracy over 80%. 1 point for accuracy between 70 and 80%.

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Answer key: Progress tests A


Unit 9
Grammar 1 1 used to live 2 will always come 3 would / used to often camp out 4 will never answer 5 is always worrying 6 used to play 2 1 was going to 2 would find 3 going to 4 was just about to 5 would 6 was going 7 about to eat 8 were to have had 9 to have been Vocabulary 3 1 overtime 2 maternity 3 uniform 4 poorly 5 paperwork 6 notice 7 team 8 strike 9 shift 10 charge 4 1 candidate 2 covering 3 record 4 bonus 5 qualifications Listening 5 1E 2C 3A 4B 5D Reading 7 1C 2B 3C 4A 5B Writing 8 Content (maximum 4 points) 1 point for the content of each paragraph. Form (maximum 2 points) 2 points for good sentence structure and paragraphing. 1 point for reasonable structure. Range (maximum 2 points) 2 points for using a good range of vocabulary and structures. 1 point for using a reasonable range of vocabulary and structures. 0 points for using a poor range of vocabulary and structures. Accuracy (maximum 2 points) 2 points for accuracy over 80%. 1 point for accuracy between 70 and 80%.

Matura Solutions Upper-Intermediate Tests

Answer key: Progress tests A


Unit 10
Grammar 1 1 cant find 2 was able to find 3 be able to answer 4 will be able to travel 5 could speak 6 had been able to speak 7 Have you been able to contact 8 Being able to drive 2 1 that 2 that 3 What 4 what 5 all 6 What 7 All Vocabulary 3 1B 2A 3C 4B 5C 6A 4 1 whale 2 dog 3 rat 4 kittens 5 wolves 6 snake 7 cows 8 cat 9 bees Listening 5 1F 2F 3T 4T 5F Reading 7 1 B 2 DS 3 MW 4 DS 5 DS Writing 8 Content (maximum 5 points) 1 point for the content of each paragraph. Form (maximum 1 point) 1 point for good sentence structure and paragraphing. Half a point for reasonable structure. Range (maximum 2 points) 2 points for using a good range of vocabulary and structures. 1 point for using a reasonable range of vocabulary and structures. 0 points for using a poor range of vocabulary and structures. Accuracy (maximum 2 points) 2 points for accuracy over 80%. 1 point for accuracy between 70 and 80%.

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