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(Копія) Solution Upper Progress test 2

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Запитання №1 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Complete the sentences with one word in each gap. Sometimes there is more than one possible answer. Write two answers for the sentence, use comma between the answers

The odds against winning the lottery were ___________ larger when it was first launched ___________ is the case now.

Запитання №2 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Although it is a lot ___________ frightening than many modern horror films, Hitchcock’s Psycho still made me jump when I watched it! Back in the 1960s, it was one of ___________ scariest films people had seen.

Запитання №3 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

___________ more money Jack made from gambling, ___________ more serious his addiction became.

Запитання №4 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

The guitar is a _________ popular instrument then the violin, but only because it isn’t _________ difficult to play.

Запитання №5 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Jo and Sarah are identical twins – well, almost! Jo’s ___________ taller than her sister and her face is a ___________ rounder.

Запитання №6 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Although it is nothing ___________ as tiring ___________ walking, travelling on the back of a camel is still hard work.

Запитання №7 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Complete the comparative or superlative sentences. Use the correct form of the adjective or adverb in brackets and add any other necessary words.

We played a lot _______________________ (good) the other team in the second half.

Запитання №8 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Although not _______________________ (famous) as his sister, Eric Roberts is still a fine actor.

Запитання №9 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

_______________________ (challenging) the problem, the more Gareth wants to find a solution.

Запитання №10 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

I think I’m just _______________________ (strong) the boys, but the school won’t let me play football with them.

Запитання №11 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

The last test was nowhere _______________________ (hard) the previous one.

Запитання №12 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

At school, we dress _______________________ (casual) our grandparents did.

Запитання №13 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

___________ (do) a part-time job at weekends can be fun.

Запитання №14 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Have you tried ___________ (talk) it over with your parents? Sometimes it’s good to share a problem.

Запитання №15 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

I’d rather ___________ (play) tennis than golf.

Запитання №16 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

On the way home, I stopped ___________ (buy) some chewing gum at the corner shop.

Запитання №17 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Why not ___________ (call) round later? We’ll do something together.

Запитання №18 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

I overheard Karen ___________ (tell) Simon about your party, but I didn’t stay and listen to the end of their conversation.

Запитання №19 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Could you remember ___________ (pick) up the parcel from the post office?

Запитання №20 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

The government should stop people ___________ (cycle) in the park.

Запитання №21 на встановлення відповідності Балів: 11%

Match descriptions 1–5 with adjectives a–g. There is one extra adjective.

1

‘I give up with William – he just doesn’t listen to me, and there’s nothing I can do.’

2

‘I feel so sad when it’s wet and grey outside.’

3

‘His speech was great. I feel really positive now.’

4

‘It was awful. Everybody saw me fall over on the stage. The whole school knows!’

5

‘He had a great reputation, but now I’ve seen him act, I’m not so sure.’

6

Extra word

А

upbeat

Б

disillusioned

В

exasperated

Г

thrilled

Д

humiliated

Е

miserable

Запитання №22 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Complete the sentences using an idiom to describe feelings that contains the words in brackets.

One thing that really annoys me is the way some people whistle all the time. (nerves)

One thing that really __________________________________ is the way some people whistle all the time.

Запитання №23 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

I felt envious when my sister won the singing competition. (green)

I felt __________________________________ when my sister won the singing competition

Запитання №24 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

I’ve lost my glasses and I’m feeling really exasperated. I’ve looked everywhere. (tearing)

I’ve lost my glasses and I’m __________________________________ . I’ve looked everywhere.

Запитання №25 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

I told a lie because I didn’t want to feel embarrassed in front of my friends. (face)

I told a lie because I didn’t want to __________________________________ in front of my friends.

Запитання №26 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

I was furious when my brother broke my camcorder. (top)

I __________________________________ when my brother broke my camcorder.

Запитання №27 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Complete the text with the missing prepositions.

Why are teenagers always in the wrong? I know I was 1 ___________ fault when I took my chewing gum out of my mouth and placed it on the back of the chair in front of me on the bus. It wasn’t as if I did it 2 ___________ mistake. I knew exactly what I was doing. However, the reaction of the bus driver, who saw me do it in his rear-view mirror, was completely out of order. He stopped the bus, shouted at me, and told me I was 3 ___________ arrest for vandalism. He was so furious I thought he was going to explode. I apologised 4 ___________ once and picked up the chewing gum, but he continued to shout. ‘5 ___________ that case,’ I said, ‘I’ll get off the bus.’ And I did. What annoys me is that the driver only shouted because I was a teenager, and I only realised later that he couldn’t really arrest me. If I had been an adult, he might have been angry, but he wouldn’t have shouted in that way.

Запитання №28 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Complete the text with the missing prepositions.

Why are teenagers always in the wrong? I know I was 1 ___________ fault when I took my chewing gum out of my mouth and placed it on the back of the chair in front of me on the bus. It wasn’t as if I did it 2 ___________ mistake. I knew exactly what I was doing. However, the reaction of the bus driver, who saw me do it in his rear-view mirror, was completely out of order. He stopped the bus, shouted at me, and told me I was 3 ___________ arrest for vandalism. He was so furious I thought he was going to explode. I apologised 4 ___________ once and picked up the chewing gum, but he continued to shout. ‘5 ___________ that case,’ I said, ‘I’ll get off the bus.’ And I did. What annoys me is that the driver only shouted because I was a teenager, and I only realised later that he couldn’t really arrest me. If I had been an adult, he might have been angry, but he wouldn’t have shouted in that way.

Запитання №29 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Complete the text with the missing prepositions.

Why are teenagers always in the wrong? I know I was 1 _________ fault when I took my chewing gum out of my mouth and placed it on the back of the chair in front of me on the bus. It wasn’t as if I did it 2 _______ mistake. I knew exactly what I was doing. However, the reaction of the bus driver, who saw me do it in his rear-view mirror, was completely out of order. He stopped the bus, shouted at me, and told me I was 3 _______ arrest for vandalism. He was so furious I thought he was going to explode. I apologised 4 _______ once and picked up the chewing gum, but he continued to shout. ‘5 _________ that case,’ I said, ‘I’ll get off the bus.’ And I did. What annoys me is that the driver only shouted because I was a teenager, and I only realised later that he couldn’t really arrest me. If I had been an adult, he might have been angry, but he wouldn’t have shouted in that way.

Запитання №30 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Complete the text with the missing prepositions.

Why are teenagers always in the wrong? I know I was 1 _________ fault when I took my chewing gum out of my mouth and placed it on the back of the chair in front of me on the bus. It wasn’t as if I did it 2 _______ mistake. I knew exactly what I was doing. However, the reaction of the bus driver, who saw me do it in his rear-view mirror, was completely out of order. He stopped the bus, shouted at me, and told me I was 3 _______ arrest for vandalism. He was so furious I thought he was going to explode. I apologised 4 _______ once and picked up the chewing gum, but he continued to shout. ‘5 _________ that case,’ I said, ‘I’ll get off the bus.’ And I did. What annoys me is that the driver only shouted because I was a teenager, and I only realised later that he couldn’t really arrest me. If I had been an adult, he might have been angry, but he wouldn’t have shouted in that way.

Запитання №31 з полем для вводу відповіді Балів: 2%

Complete the text with the missing prepositions.

Why are teenagers always in the wrong? I know I was 1 _________ fault when I took my chewing gum out of my mouth and placed it on the back of the chair in front of me on the bus. It wasn’t as if I did it 2 _______ mistake. I knew exactly what I was doing. However, the reaction of the bus driver, who saw me do it in his rear-view mirror, was completely out of order. He stopped the bus, shouted at me, and told me I was 3 _______ arrest for vandalism. He was so furious I thought he was going to explode. I apologised 4 _______ once and picked up the chewing gum, but he continued to shout. ‘5 _________ that case,’ I said, ‘I’ll get off the bus.’ And I did. What annoys me is that the driver only shouted because I was a teenager, and I only realised later that he couldn’t really arrest me. If I had been an adult, he might have been angry, but he wouldn’t have shouted in that way.

Запитання №32 на встановлення відповідності Балів: 9%

Complete the sentences with the words below.

1

The number of ___________ crimes – that is, the number of crimes reported to the police – have fallen sharply.

2

The authorities are trying to ___________ crime in the area by introducing more community police officers.

3

Take crime ___________ seriously. Put a lock on your bicycle.

4

___________ crimes such as assault and murder are falling.

5

The crime ___________ in this area has started to fall. It’s down by 10%.

А

prevention

Б

recorded

В

rate

Г

combat

Д

violent

Запитання №33 з однією правильною відповіддю Балів: 2%

Complete the dialogue.Choose A, B, C or D.

Nick Are you OK? You look like you’re a bit down 1 ___ the dumps.

Helen I am a bit. Can I have a 2 ___ with you about taking so long in the bathroom in the morning?

Nick Oh, I’m so sorry. You 3 ___ have said something earlier.

Helen I didn’t want to bring it 4 ___ before now, but it’s starting to get on my 5 ___ that I can’t have a shower before I go to work in the morning. I think we need to work something out.

Nick I really am sorry. What did you have 6 ___ mind?

Helen I thought perhaps we 7 ___ take it in turns to be the first one in the bathroom in the morning. And maybe if you want to have a bath, you could wait until the evening?

Nick That’s fine for the time 8 ___. It’s 9 ___ that from next month I’ll need to catch an earlier train and that will mean I need to leave the house by 7 a.m.

Helen Well, let’s take turns 10___ now and then we’ll talk about it again next month

Запитання №34 з однією правильною відповіддю Балів: 2%

Complete the dialogue.Choose A, B, C or D.

Nick Are you OK? You look like you’re a bit down 1 ___ the dumps.

Helen I am a bit. Can I have a 2 ___ with you about taking so long in the bathroom in the morning?

Nick Oh, I’m so sorry. You 3 ___ have said something earlier.

Helen I didn’t want to bring it 4 _ before now, but it’s starting to get on my 5 _ that I can’t have a shower before I go to work in the morning. I think we need to work something out.

Nick I really am sorry. What did you have 6 ___ mind?

Helen I thought perhaps we 7 ___ take it in turns to be the first one in the bathroom in the morning. And maybe if you want to have a bath, you could wait until the evening?

Nick That’s fine for the time 8 _. It’s 9 _ that from next month I’ll need to catch an earlier train and that will mean I need to leave the house by 7 a.m.

Helen Well, let’s take turns 10___ now and then we’ll talk about it again next month

Запитання №35 з однією правильною відповіддю Балів: 2%

Complete the dialogue.Choose A, B, C or D.

Nick Are you OK? You look like you’re a bit down 1 ___ the dumps.

Helen I am a bit. Can I have a 2 ___ with you about taking so long in the bathroom in the morning?

Nick Oh, I’m so sorry. You 3 ___ have said something earlier.

Helen I didn’t want to bring it 4 _ before now, but it’s starting to get on my 5 _ that I can’t have a shower before I go to work in the morning. I think we need to work something out.

Nick I really am sorry. What did you have 6 ___ mind?

Helen I thought perhaps we 7 ___ take it in turns to be the first one in the bathroom in the morning. And maybe if you want to have a bath, you could wait until the evening?

Nick That’s fine for the time 8 _. It’s 9 _ that from next month I’ll need to catch an earlier train and that will mean I need to leave the house by 7 a.m.

Helen Well, let’s take turns 10___ now and then we’ll talk about it again next month

Запитання №36 з однією правильною відповіддю Балів: 2%

Complete the dialogue.Choose A, B, C or D.

Nick Are you OK? You look like you’re a bit down 1 ___ the dumps.

Helen I am a bit. Can I have a 2 ___ with you about taking so long in the bathroom in the morning?

Nick Oh, I’m so sorry. You 3 ___ have said something earlier.

Helen I didn’t want to bring it 4 _ before now, but it’s starting to get on my 5 _ that I can’t have a shower before I go to work in the morning. I think we need to work something out.

Nick I really am sorry. What did you have 6 ___ mind?

Helen I thought perhaps we 7 ___ take it in turns to be the first one in the bathroom in the morning. And maybe if you want to have a bath, you could wait until the evening?

Nick That’s fine for the time 8 _. It’s 9 _ that from next month I’ll need to catch an earlier train and that will mean I need to leave the house by 7 a.m.

Helen Well, let’s take turns 10___ now and then we’ll talk about it again next month

Запитання №37 з однією правильною відповіддю Балів: 2%

Complete the dialogue.Choose A, B, C or D.

Nick Are you OK? You look like you’re a bit down 1 ___ the dumps.

Helen I am a bit. Can I have a 2 ___ with you about taking so long in the bathroom in the morning?

Nick Oh, I’m so sorry. You 3 ___ have said something earlier.

Helen I didn’t want to bring it 4 _ before now, but it’s starting to get on my 5 _ that I can’t have a shower before I go to work in the morning. I think we need to work something out.

Nick I really am sorry. What did you have 6 ___ mind?

Helen I thought perhaps we 7 ___ take it in turns to be the first one in the bathroom in the morning. And maybe if you want to have a bath, you could wait until the evening?

Nick That’s fine for the time 8 _. It’s 9 _ that from next month I’ll need to catch an earlier train and that will mean I need to leave the house by 7 a.m.

Helen Well, let’s take turns 10___ now and then we’ll talk about it again next month

Запитання №38 з однією правильною відповіддю Балів: 2%

Complete the dialogue.Choose A, B, C or D.

Nick Are you OK? You look like you’re a bit down 1 ___ the dumps.

Helen I am a bit. Can I have a 2 ___ with you about taking so long in the bathroom in the morning?

Nick Oh, I’m so sorry. You 3 ___ have said something earlier.

Helen I didn’t want to bring it 4 _ before now, but it’s starting to get on my 5 _ that I can’t have a shower before I go to work in the morning. I think we need to work something out.

Nick I really am sorry. What did you have 6 ___ mind?

Helen I thought perhaps we 7 ___ take it in turns to be the first one in the bathroom in the morning. And maybe if you want to have a bath, you could wait until the evening?

Nick That’s fine for the time 8 _. It’s 9 _ that from next month I’ll need to catch an earlier train and that will mean I need to leave the house by 7 a.m.

Helen Well, let’s take turns 10___ now and then we’ll talk about it again next month

Запитання №39 з однією правильною відповіддю Балів: 2%

Complete the dialogue.Choose A, B, C or D.

Nick Are you OK? You look like you’re a bit down 1 ___ the dumps.

Helen I am a bit. Can I have a 2 ___ with you about taking so long in the bathroom in the morning?

Nick Oh, I’m so sorry. You 3 ___ have said something earlier.

Helen I didn’t want to bring it 4 _ before now, but it’s starting to get on my 5 _ that I can’t have a shower before I go to work in the morning. I think we need to work something out.

Nick I really am sorry. What did you have 6 ___ mind?

Helen I thought perhaps we 7 ___ take it in turns to be the first one in the bathroom in the morning. And maybe if you want to have a bath, you could wait until the evening?

Nick That’s fine for the time 8 _. It’s 9 _ that from next month I’ll need to catch an earlier train and that will mean I need to leave the house by 7 a.m.

Helen Well, let’s take turns 10___ now and then we’ll talk about it again next month

Запитання №40 з однією правильною відповіддю Балів: 2%

Complete the dialogue.Choose A, B, C or D.

Nick Are you OK? You look like you’re a bit down 1 ___ the dumps.

Helen I am a bit. Can I have a 2 ___ with you about taking so long in the bathroom in the morning?

Nick Oh, I’m so sorry. You 3 ___ have said something earlier.

Helen I didn’t want to bring it 4 _ before now, but it’s starting to get on my 5 _ that I can’t have a shower before I go to work in the morning. I think we need to work something out.

Nick I really am sorry. What did you have 6 ___ mind?

Helen I thought perhaps we 7 ___ take it in turns to be the first one in the bathroom in the morning. And maybe if you want to have a bath, you could wait until the evening?

Nick That’s fine for the time 8 _. It’s 9 _ that from next month I’ll need to catch an earlier train and that will mean I need to leave the house by 7 a.m.

Helen Well, let’s take turns 10___ now and then we’ll talk about it again next month

Запитання №41 з однією правильною відповіддю Балів: 2%

Complete the dialogue.Choose A, B, C or D.

Nick Are you OK? You look like you’re a bit down 1 ___ the dumps.

Helen I am a bit. Can I have a 2 ___ with you about taking so long in the bathroom in the morning?

Nick Oh, I’m so sorry. You 3 ___ have said something earlier.

Helen I didn’t want to bring it 4 _ before now, but it’s starting to get on my 5 _ that I can’t have a shower before I go to work in the morning. I think we need to work something out.

Nick I really am sorry. What did you have 6 ___ mind?

Helen I thought perhaps we 7 ___ take it in turns to be the first one in the bathroom in the morning. And maybe if you want to have a bath, you could wait until the evening?

Nick That’s fine for the time 8 _. It’s 9 _ that from next month I’ll need to catch an earlier train and that will mean I need to leave the house by 7 a.m.

Helen Well, let’s take turns 10___ now and then we’ll talk about it again next month

Запитання №42 з однією правильною відповіддю Балів: 2%

Complete the dialogue.Choose A, B, C or D.

Nick Are you OK? You look like you’re a bit down 1 ___ the dumps.

Helen I am a bit. Can I have a 2 ___ with you about taking so long in the bathroom in the morning?

Nick Oh, I’m so sorry. You 3 ___ have said something earlier.

Helen I didn’t want to bring it 4 _ before now, but it’s starting to get on my 5 _ that I can’t have a shower before I go to work in the morning. I think we need to work something out.

Nick I really am sorry. What did you have 6 ___ mind?

Helen I thought perhaps we 7 ___ take it in turns to be the first one in the bathroom in the morning. And maybe if you want to have a bath, you could wait until the evening?

Nick That’s fine for the time 8 _. It’s 9 _ that from next month I’ll need to catch an earlier train and that will mean I need to leave the house by 7 a.m.

Helen Well, let’s take turns 10___ now and then we’ll talk about it again next month

Запитання №43 з однією правильною відповіддю Балів: 2%

Read the text divided into three parts. Match questions 1–5 with paragraphs A–C.

The Mosquito

A Exasperated with having large gangs of teenagers outside their premises day and night, a growing number of British shopkeepers have taken extreme measures. They have installed a Mosquito alarm, a small, square-shaped object which is no bigger than a regular burglar alarm and just as easy to install. Fitted to the exterior wall of a shop, the Mosquito produces an incredibly irritating high frequency noise that only people younger than 25 can hear. To my mind, it seems unfair to target youths in such a way, but the device is proving a bestseller. As a result of its increasing use, hanging out with friends in front of local newsagents, something British teenagers used to enjoy doing, has become, in many places, a thing of the past.

B So far, over three thousand people have purchased the Mosquito, ranging from homeowners driven crazy by teenagers listening to music in the street outside their houses, to local councils anxious about how to prevent teenagers going close to railway lines or electrical cables. It’s most popular with shopkeepers, however. ‘Hanging out near my shop at weekends was all the kids round here ever did,’ complained Frank Court, a newsagent from Bristol. ‘Imagine how that affected my business. The elderly, in particular, felt terrified of walking past them. It all changed the moment I installed the Mosquito. The kids put up with it for about twenty minutes or so, then wandered into the shop and demanded to know what the noise was. In the end, they hated it so much they went away and stayed away. I’m over the moon.’

C Naturally, the use of Mosquitoes has split opinions. Some lawmakers consider it a useful means of crime prevention, pointing out that petty crimes such as shoplifting and vandalism have fallen on large housing estates where youths once congregated in large numbers. Others argue that the Mosquito is an illegal ‘sonic weapon’. Nothing less than the civil rights of young people are at stake, they say, and the authorities should ban selling a product that so obviously discriminates against one section of the community. Furthermore, campaigners have suggested that the Mosquito could be dangerous for very young children who have sensitive hearing. ‘More tests should have been carried out to see what the long-term effects might be before selling this device to the public,’ said a campaigner. Whatever the rights and wrongs, the Mosquito, silent to adults, but buzzing loudly in the ears of the young is, for now, becoming more and more common.

In which paragraph does the author …

say why some consider the Mosquito a bad thing?

Запитання №44 з однією правильною відповіддю Балів: 2%

Read the text divided into three parts. Match questions 1–5 with paragraphs A–C.

The Mosquito

A Exasperated with having large gangs of teenagers outside their premises day and night, a growing number of British shopkeepers have taken extreme measures. They have installed a Mosquito alarm, a small, square-shaped object which is no bigger than a regular burglar alarm and just as easy to install. Fitted to the exterior wall of a shop, the Mosquito produces an incredibly irritating high frequency noise that only people younger than 25 can hear. To my mind, it seems unfair to target youths in such a way, but the device is proving a bestseller. As a result of its increasing use, hanging out with friends in front of local newsagents, something British teenagers used to enjoy doing, has become, in many places, a thing of the past.

B So far, over three thousand people have purchased the Mosquito, ranging from homeowners driven crazy by teenagers listening to music in the street outside their houses, to local councils anxious about how to prevent teenagers going close to railway lines or electrical cables. It’s most popular with shopkeepers, however. ‘Hanging out near my shop at weekends was all the kids round here ever did,’ complained Frank Court, a newsagent from Bristol. ‘Imagine how that affected my business. The elderly, in particular, felt terrified of walking past them. It all changed the moment I installed the Mosquito. The kids put up with it for about twenty minutes or so, then wandered into the shop and demanded to know what the noise was. In the end, they hated it so much they went away and stayed away. I’m over the moon.’

C Naturally, the use of Mosquitoes has split opinions. Some lawmakers consider it a useful means of crime prevention, pointing out that petty crimes such as shoplifting and vandalism have fallen on large housing estates where youths once congregated in large numbers. Others argue that the Mosquito is an illegal ‘sonic weapon’. Nothing less than the civil rights of young people are at stake, they say, and the authorities should ban selling a product that so obviously discriminates against one section of the community. Furthermore, campaigners have suggested that the Mosquito could be dangerous for very young children who have sensitive hearing. ‘More tests should have been carried out to see what the long-term effects might be before selling this device to the public,’ said a campaigner. Whatever the rights and wrongs, the Mosquito, silent to adults, but buzzing loudly in the ears of the young is, for now, becoming more and more common.

In which paragraph does the author …

mention people other than shop owners who consider teenagers a nuisance?

Запитання №45 з однією правильною відповіддю Балів: 2%

Read the text divided into three parts. Match questions 1–5 with paragraphs A–C.

The Mosquito

A Exasperated with having large gangs of teenagers outside their premises day and night, a growing number of British shopkeepers have taken extreme measures. They have installed a Mosquito alarm, a small, square-shaped object which is no bigger than a regular burglar alarm and just as easy to install. Fitted to the exterior wall of a shop, the Mosquito produces an incredibly irritating high frequency noise that only people younger than 25 can hear. To my mind, it seems unfair to target youths in such a way, but the device is proving a bestseller. As a result of its increasing use, hanging out with friends in front of local newsagents, something British teenagers used to enjoy doing, has become, in many places, a thing of the past.

B So far, over three thousand people have purchased the Mosquito, ranging from homeowners driven crazy by teenagers listening to music in the street outside their houses, to local councils anxious about how to prevent teenagers going close to railway lines or electrical cables. It’s most popular with shopkeepers, however. ‘Hanging out near my shop at weekends was all the kids round here ever did,’ complained Frank Court, a newsagent from Bristol. ‘Imagine how that affected my business. The elderly, in particular, felt terrified of walking past them. It all changed the moment I installed the Mosquito. The kids put up with it for about twenty minutes or so, then wandered into the shop and demanded to know what the noise was. In the end, they hated it so much they went away and stayed away. I’m over the moon.’

C Naturally, the use of Mosquitoes has split opinions. Some lawmakers consider it a useful means of crime prevention, pointing out that petty crimes such as shoplifting and vandalism have fallen on large housing estates where youths once congregated in large numbers. Others argue that the Mosquito is an illegal ‘sonic weapon’. Nothing less than the civil rights of young people are at stake, they say, and the authorities should ban selling a product that so obviously discriminates against one section of the community. Furthermore, campaigners have suggested that the Mosquito could be dangerous for very young children who have sensitive hearing. ‘More tests should have been carried out to see what the long-term effects might be before selling this device to the public,’ said a campaigner. Whatever the rights and wrongs, the Mosquito, silent to adults, but buzzing loudly in the ears of the young is, for now, becoming more and more common.

In which paragraph does the author …

express a personal opinion?

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Read the text divided into three parts. Match questions 1–5 with paragraphs A–C.

The Mosquito

A Exasperated with having large gangs of teenagers outside their premises day and night, a growing number of British shopkeepers have taken extreme measures. They have installed a Mosquito alarm, a small, square-shaped object which is no bigger than a regular burglar alarm and just as easy to install. Fitted to the exterior wall of a shop, the Mosquito produces an incredibly irritating high frequency noise that only people younger than 25 can hear. To my mind, it seems unfair to target youths in such a way, but the device is proving a bestseller. As a result of its increasing use, hanging out with friends in front of local newsagents, something British teenagers used to enjoy doing, has become, in many places, a thing of the past.

B So far, over three thousand people have purchased the Mosquito, ranging from homeowners driven crazy by teenagers listening to music in the street outside their houses, to local councils anxious about how to prevent teenagers going close to railway lines or electrical cables. It’s most popular with shopkeepers, however. ‘Hanging out near my shop at weekends was all the kids round here ever did,’ complained Frank Court, a newsagent from Bristol. ‘Imagine how that affected my business. The elderly, in particular, felt terrified of walking past them. It all changed the moment I installed the Mosquito. The kids put up with it for about twenty minutes or so, then wandered into the shop and demanded to know what the noise was. In the end, they hated it so much they went away and stayed away. I’m over the moon.’

C Naturally, the use of Mosquitoes has split opinions. Some lawmakers consider it a useful means of crime prevention, pointing out that petty crimes such as shoplifting and vandalism have fallen on large housing estates where youths once congregated in large numbers. Others argue that the Mosquito is an illegal ‘sonic weapon’. Nothing less than the civil rights of young people are at stake, they say, and the authorities should ban selling a product that so obviously discriminates against one section of the community. Furthermore, campaigners have suggested that the Mosquito could be dangerous for very young children who have sensitive hearing. ‘More tests should have been carried out to see what the long-term effects might be before selling this device to the public,’ said a campaigner. Whatever the rights and wrongs, the Mosquito, silent to adults, but buzzing loudly in the ears of the young is, for now, becoming more and more common.

In which paragraph does the author …

mention the Mosquito without describing the kind of noise it makes?

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Read the text divided into three parts. Match questions 1–5 with paragraphs A–C.

The Mosquito

A Exasperated with having large gangs of teenagers outside their premises day and night, a growing number of British shopkeepers have taken extreme measures. They have installed a Mosquito alarm, a small, square-shaped object which is no bigger than a regular burglar alarm and just as easy to install. Fitted to the exterior wall of a shop, the Mosquito produces an incredibly irritating high frequency noise that only people younger than 25 can hear. To my mind, it seems unfair to target youths in such a way, but the device is proving a bestseller. As a result of its increasing use, hanging out with friends in front of local newsagents, something British teenagers used to enjoy doing, has become, in many places, a thing of the past.

B So far, over three thousand people have purchased the Mosquito, ranging from homeowners driven crazy by teenagers listening to music in the street outside their houses, to local councils anxious about how to prevent teenagers going close to railway lines or electrical cables. It’s most popular with shopkeepers, however. ‘Hanging out near my shop at weekends was all the kids round here ever did,’ complained Frank Court, a newsagent from Bristol. ‘Imagine how that affected my business. The elderly, in particular, felt terrified of walking past them. It all changed the moment I installed the Mosquito. The kids put up with it for about twenty minutes or so, then wandered into the shop and demanded to know what the noise was. In the end, they hated it so much they went away and stayed away. I’m over the moon.’

C Naturally, the use of Mosquitoes has split opinions. Some lawmakers consider it a useful means of crime prevention, pointing out that petty crimes such as shoplifting and vandalism have fallen on large housing estates where youths once congregated in large numbers. Others argue that the Mosquito is an illegal ‘sonic weapon’. Nothing less than the civil rights of young people are at stake, they say, and the authorities should ban selling a product that so obviously discriminates against one section of the community. Furthermore, campaigners have suggested that the Mosquito could be dangerous for very young children who have sensitive hearing. ‘More tests should have been carried out to see what the long-term effects might be before selling this device to the public,’ said a campaigner. Whatever the rights and wrongs, the Mosquito, silent to adults, but buzzing loudly in the ears of the young is, for now, becoming more and more common.

In which paragraph does the author …

talk about a group of people who may be harmed by the Mosquito?

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