I. In this part, you have to match five people to eight texts.
The people below are all looking for a place to stay while they are on holiday in Torquay, a busy town in the south of England. Read about 8 types of accommodation. Decide which accomodation would be most suitable for each person.
A Peace Haven
Located right on the sea front, our hostel is popular with surfers. Plenty of parking and storage for equipment. Drying room and laundry. Prepare your own meals in our large kitchen, or eat out at one of the many seafood restaurants nearby. Accommodation is in shared male and female dormitories.
B Palm Court
Just a five minute walk from the beach, Palm Court Caravan Park is perfect for families. Kids will love the adventure playground and heated pool with its slides and wave machine. Entertainers perform twice a week. For parents, there’s a hot tub and bar. A babysitting service is also available in the evenings.
C Diana and Arturo’s
Get creative in our quiet guest house in the hills. Enjoy sea views without the crowds. Diana teaches courses in sculpture, and Arturo runs painting classes. Come for one night or stay for a month! Guests who stay here say they love meeting new people and enjoying our huge evening meals on the terrace. Over 16s only.
D Dolphin Hotel
Its central location makes Dolphin Hotel a great place to stay if you want to experience the best of Torquay. The harbour, with its bars, nightclubs and restaurants, is on our doorstep. The shops and train station are just around the corner. Our bar is open from 7pm and we serve breakfast until midday – perfect if you’ve had a late night!
E Holly Tree Farm
Experience country living at Holly Tree farm. We have five cottages to rent, each with between 3 and 5 beds. Rent one or two cottages, or rent all five if you have a large party (of up to 21 people). Children will enjoy feeding the lambs and chickens. Please note, this is a working farm, and entry to some areas is not allowed.
F Surf World
At Surf World, we have everything you need for a fun-packed holiday for all the family. You won’t even have to leave our gates to try amazing new sports, like canoeing, archery and windsurfing. On wet days, come to the Fun Centre and enjoy indoor activities like art, music, drama and dance. Accommodation in woodland cabins of 2-8 people.
G Green Cross
Green Cross is a 400-year old cottage in the hills. The beautiful cottage has a large garden with a play area, barbecue and sea views. Accommodation includes one double bedroom and a twin room. There is a village pub and shop less than a mile away. Perfect for families who want a bit of peace and quiet.
H The Art House
The Art House is a bit different! All eight double rooms are furnished in the different artistic styles. The Art Deco room, for example, is decorated with theatrical glass furniture, mirrors and fur, while the 1960s room is fun and colourful, and has pop art on the walls. The Art House offers bed and breakfast accommodation on the edge of town, walking distance from the beach.
1. Debbie is a teacher. She is married with three children. She would like to go somewhere where her children have plenty to do. She’d also like to go out to a restaurant one evening alone with her husband.
2. Frances doesn’t have anyone to go on holiday with, so she’d like to meet people while she’s on holiday. She likes art and dislikes crowds.
3. Ben and his friends enjoy water sports. They want to find a place to stay near the beach. They don’t have much money, so they’d prefer to cook for themselves to keep costs down.
4. Dan is planning to spend his holiday with his wife, his parents and his sister’s family. They would like peace and quiet, so they don’t want to be near lots of other noisy families.
5. Kerry is getting married soon, so she and her girlfriends want to spend a weekend by the sea. They plan to stay out late and get up late. They want a convenient location as they don’t have their own transport.
II. In this part of the exam you need to fill 10 gaps in a short text.
Asa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest more times than (1)_________ else in the world. Last year, he (2)___________the world record by climbing the world’s highest mountain for the twenty-first time.(3)____________, he says he won’t be able to do it again, because the mountain is becoming (4)________ dangerous to climb.
Asa first climbed the mountain (5)___________ 1989 at the age of 12. He worked as a porter, carrying supplies for trekkers. When he first climbed the mountain, there was (6)__________ of snow and ice up there. Now there is much (7)_______ snow, and more bare rock.
Asa is (8)_________ about the lack of snow. (9)_________ snow to hold the rocks in place, there are more rockfalls. Melting ice makes big holes, and these make (10)_________ up the mountain very dangerous. Also, climbers slip more (11)_______ on rock than on snow.
1. Asa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest more times than (1)_________ else in the world.
2. Last year, he (2)___________the world record by climbing the world’s highest mountain for the twenty-first time.
3. (3)____________, he says he won’t be able to do it again,
4. because the mountain is becoming (4)________ dangerous to climb.
5. Asa first climbed the mountain (5)___________ 1989 at the age of 12.
6. When he first climbed the mountain, there was (6)__________ of snow and ice up there.
7. Now there is much (7)_______ snow, and more bare rock.
8. Asa is (8)_________ about the lack of snow.
9. (9)_________ snow to hold the rocks in place, there are more rockfalls.
10. Melting ice makes big holes, and these make (10)_________ up the mountain very dangerous.
11. Also, climbers slip more (11)_______ on rock than on snow.