Grammar A. Complete the sentences with the present perfect continuous verbs in the box. 5 points (1 mark per answer)
Example: Ella has been writing to her friend in Spain since 2006.
1. We ___ to phone her on her mobile all day.
2. Mr. Smith ___ in the house next door to me for as long as I can remember.
3. Where have you been? I ___ for nearly an hour!
4. Ray ___ in a group for the last five years.
1 out of 3
5. He dreams of becoming famous.We ___ for somewhere else to live because we're not happy where we are now.
B. Complete the hobbies and pastimes using the words in the box. 4 points (½ marks per answer)
0. doing puzzles
|mending ||making || |doing |keeping ||doing ||playing ||collecting ||going ||doing |
1. ___ photography
2. ___ models
3. ___ bird-watching
4. ___ a blog
5. ___ things
6. ___ things
7. ___ pottery
2 out of 3
8. ___ games
3 out of 3
Reading Read the text and circle T (True) or F (False). 6 points (1 mark per answer)
Personality and Behaviour of Children
The kind of personality we have depends on a large number of things, including our parents and what we were like when we were born. Very often, though, a main characteristic can come from one single thing that happened to us. To give you an example, imagine a small child. As soon as they learn to walk, most children are very interested in the world around them and they start to find out more about it. At this point they are brave, adventurous explorers. Most of these children will have accidents. You know the kind of thing - the child climbs on a chair and falls off, or the child goes too fast on a bike and has an accident. These accidents are a big part of the learning process. It would be stupid to keep falling off the same chair so the child learns to be sensible.
However, there are times when these accidents change the way we behave. The child can change from being brave and outgoing to being shy and scared. No one knows why, for example, some people can be bitten by a dog and not be seriously affected by it, while others go on to develop a lifelong fear of dogs. The same thing happens with accidents - why is it that some people will fall off a bike but get straight back on, but others will simply stop riding their bike? Obviously, if the child had ended up in hospital as a result of the bite or accident, they would have had a good reason to be very scared. But scientists and psychologists are still trying to find out why some ordinary experiences sometimes have extraordinary results.
1. Personality is decided bydifferent things