FORM 12 (72 points)

Listening. ( 10 points)


Listen to a guide talking about a whiskey company and complete the notes about it with the missing information. Use no more than 2 words or a number per gap. Look at the example.


Example: Frank Mulligan’s job in the Tullamore Irish Heritage Centre is a guide;

1. The Tullamore Whiskey Company was opened in ___

2. Michael Molloy was its ___.

3. The number of employees at that time – ___

4. The volume of production per week – ___ bottles.

5. Daniel E.Williams ran the company from ___ .

6. The factory was moved to Midleton in the ___ .

7. The guide jokingly says he has worked in the company for ___ years.

8. The number of people employed there today – about ___ .

9. The volume of production per year nowadays – ___ bottles of whiskey.

10. Production is exported to about ___ countries.

Reading. ( 10 points)

Read the text and then decide whether each statement is, according to the text, true (T), false (F) or not mentioned (NM).


Among the handful of not-quite-elite Olympic entrants from non-traditional skiing countries, Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong manages to stand out.

You can spot the “Snow Leopard”, as he’s known, by the leopard-print racing suit he’ll be wearing Saturday’s men’s slalom. He had a well-publicized run-up to the Vancouver Games, leaning on the kindness of strangers in Mount Washington, British Columbia, and other stops where he was housing, food, vehicles and free lift tickets for training.

“My goal,” he told Reuters, “is to try and beat some other countries that have snow. If I ca­n take down a few, I’m happy.”

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Nkrumah-Acheampong moved to Ghana with his family as a 1-year-­old, then to Zambia and Nigeria, back to Ghana and finally to England in 2001 to pursue a master’s degree. There, he took a job as a receptionist at an indoor ski park and got into ski racing. Now, he’s Ghana’s first-ever entry in the Winter Games.

Encouraged by the sport’s international federation, which lends financial support, training camps and modified Olympic qualifying criteria to nations new to skiing, guys like him have swelled the slalom fields of the Games. Six other countries in addition to Ghana -the Cayman Islands, Columbia, Montenegro, Pakistan, Peru and Serbia – are represented in the Winter Games for the first time. All sent Alpine skiers, and five sent only those skiers. Saturday’s tentative slalom start list counts 105 skiers from 57 countries. (USA Today)

1. Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong stands out among a big number of Olympic entrants from non-traditional skiing countries. T

2. Kwan Nkrumah-Acheampong is called the “Snow Leopard” because of the pattern of his skiing suit. T

3. His friends in Mount Washington and British Columbia offered him housing, food,

2) Read the text below and circle the letter next to the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. The first has been done for you as an example (0).

(12 points)


There were five of them. They weren’t talking, and they weren’t eating, _ (B) _ they each had a tray of untouched food in front of them. Every one of them _ (1) _ chalky pale, paler than me. They all had very dark eyes and dark shadows under those eyes, as if they _ (2) _ from a sleepless night. I was anxious not to be late for class _ (3) _ my first day. One of my new acquaintances Angela had Biology with me the next hour. When we entered the classroom, Angela went to sit at a black-topped lab table exactly like the ones I_ (4) _. In fact, all the tables were filled _ (5) _ one. I recognised Edward Cullen sitting next to that single open seat. As I walked down the aisle, I_ (6) _ him surreptitiously. He stared at me with the strangest expression on his face. I stumbled over a book in the walkway and _ (7) _ myself on the edge of the table. The girl _ (8) _ there giggled. I didn’t look up as I_ (9) _ my seat, but I saw his posture _ (10) _; he was leaning away from me. Unfortunately, the lecture was on cellular anatomy, something I _(11) _ already studied, but I took notes carefully _ (12) .

0. A because B though C so D before

1. A had looked B were C was D was looking

2. A were suffering B had been suffering C would be suffering D have suffered

3. A at B on C in D for

4. A would use B had used C used to D was used to

5. A despite B not C but D in spite of

6. A was watched B was watching C would watch D had watched

7. A had to catch B would catch C could catch D ought to catch

8. A was sitting B sitting C sat D would sit

9. A sought B book C made D took

10. A change B to change C to be changing D changed

11. A was B were C have D had

12. A away B although C anyway D already

vehicles and free lift tickets for training. F


4. He told Reuters that his goal was to beat all the skiers from the countries that have snow. F

5. Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong is originally from Ghana. F

6. Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong moved to England to complete his master’s degree in sports. T

7. To pay for his studies, Kwame PNkrumah-Acheampong had to start work as a receptionist at a ski park. F

8. Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong is the first and only competitor from Ghana at the Winter Olympic Games. T

9. Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong could participate in the Winter Games because the Olympic qualifying criteria were changed. NM

10. Ghana was the only country that sent Alpine skiers to the Winter Games of Vancouver for the first time. F

Language Use. ( 37 points)

1) Read the texts below and look carefully at each line. If the line is correct, put a tick (V). If it has a word that should not be there, write this word on the line, as in the examples (0 and 00). (15 points)


0 Why do some of people find it so difficult to sell their house, ..of..

00 while other people manage to do this within hours of it going ..V..

1 on the sale market? You might be surprised how little you ..V..

2 have to do to persuade someone to buy your house. ..V..

3 Always remember that the first impressions count. A well-kept ..the..

4 garden and a freshly painted door will to create a positive ..to..

5 atmosphere, while a full dustbin and many junk in the garden ..many..

6 will put possible buyers off it. Make sure the inside of the ..it..

7 house will gives the feeling of space, and don’t leave your ..will..

8 clothes lying around. Hang up clothes, tidy away books and ..V..

9 newspapers, and never leave a pile of dirty plates in the sink. ..V..

10 Scent is such important, too. Avoid cooking fish or curry ..such..

11 before someone is views the house, but the aroma of fresh ..is..

12 coffee or newly baked bread does creates the right effect. ..does..

13 Also soft lighting with lamps will give a cosier atmosphere. .V…

14 Touches like these are could be the difference between you ..are..

15 making a quick sale or no sale at all. Good luck! ..V..

3) For questions 1-10, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line.

(10 points)

Getting away from it all

How many times have you come back from what was meant to be

a (0) relaxing holiday and said, ‘If only I had stayed at home!’ RELAX

Why are holidays often more (1) stressful than staying home? STRESS

It is not actually very (2) surprising that foreign travel is tiring and SURPRISE

it is not just because of the distances involved. A (3) successful SUCCESS

trip needs planning and very careful (4) preparation -this is PREPARE

hard work. Having set off, you will probably have to spend hours

in stuffy airports because of (5) endless delays. END

(6) Flying, as everyone knows, is itself a stressful experience FLY

for most people. Finally, you arrive in an (7) unfamiliar environment FAMILIAR

with perhaps no (8) knowledge whatsoever of the local language. KNOW

It is almost like becoming a child again: one feels so (9) helpless HELP

and stupid. Imagine not being able to explain what you want to eat to a

(10) waiter or where you are staying to a taxi driver! WAIT

Writing. (15 points)

Your town/village

Write a description of a sightseeing trip in your town/village for a tourist brochure. Write about

  • the area in general,
  • 3 significant landmarks,
  • accommodation and catering possibilities that might attract visitors.

Write about 110 words.

Welcome to my town Riga. My town is a capital of Latvia and it has nearly 1 million people living here.

Here are a lot of interesting places to visit, but the most significant I think are Statue of liberty, St Peter’s Church and Old town. All this places are located in the centre of town, so it would be easy to visit all of them.

In Riga are a lot of places to stay and eat. The most popular hotel, I think, is Radisson. There are some small hotels in Old town too. There are also a lot of restaurants, which offer different kinds of food, from fast-food, to specific national foods, like sushi. I also recommend to visit “Lido”, which is located on Krasta street.

Content – 3 points

Lay out – 3 points

Language Use – 3 points

Vocabulary – 3 points

Spelling – 3 points


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