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PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 June, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 19 June, 2009, 12:00am
 

Question 1

A cancelled appointment

Three months ago, Barton broke his ankle while he was playing basketball. He missed a month of school and then he had to use crutches for six weeks. Now he attends a sports injuries clinic once a week for physiotherapy. Yesterday morning, he got a call on his mobile phone from the clinic.

1 Who is Penny?

2 What is the matter with Lau?

3 Why is Lau unavailable the week after next?

4 What is the date and time of Barton's new appointment?

a. Monday 17th / 09.00

b. Monday 19th / 10.00

c. Monday 18th / 09.00

5 When was Barton's original appointment?

a. last Friday

b. next Friday

c. this coming Friday

6 Who is Joe?

a. Lau's assistant

b. a cleaning worker

c. the clinic's receptionist

7 Why doesn't Barton want to see Joe?

a. he doesn't like him

b. he would prefer to see Lau

c. Joe is no good at his job

8 Why is Lau going to Shanghai?

a. on holiday

b. for training

c. to visit relatives

Question 2

At the bus station

Mark and Sally are students from Hong Kong studying in London. They are travelling to Manchester by coach to spend a few days with a friend who is studying there. They are at Victoria Coach Station waiting for the 10 o'clock coach to Manchester.

1 What has Mark just heard?

2 Why is the coach delayed?

3 What do Sally and Mark decide to do because of the delay?

4 What does Sally want to buy for Tom?

5 Mark didn't hear the announcement because ........

a. he was listening to his MP3

b. too many people around him were talking

6 Sally goes to have a word with .........

a. a friend in the coffee shop

b. someone who works at the coach station

7 Sally doesn't want to stay in the waiting room because ........

a. it is crowded

b. it is dirty and smelly

8 Mark wonders if it would be a good idea .......

a. to wait where they are until the coach arrives

b. to call their friend in Manchester

9 The nearby shopping mall is situated ..........

a. under the station

b. next to the station

10 Mark and Sally intend to come back to the station .....

a. 15 minutes before the coach leaves

b. a quarter of an hour after the coach has left

Answers

A cancelled appointment: 1. c, 2. b, 3. a, 4. c, 5. c, 6. a, 7. b, 8. b

At the coach station: 1. a, 2. a, 3. c, 4. b, 5. b, 6. b, 7. a, 8. a, 9. b, 10. a

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