Category Archives: Reading (exam format)

Listening (biography) and a cloze

Here’s a listening with an interview with a novelist and biographer. And you can also read a text with gaps (cloze): French actor Gerard Depardieu fined €4,000 for drunk driving People weighed in on the most common regrets in life, … Continue reading

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Listening (training courses) plus a cloze

Let’s spend 30 minutes practising for the test! First you can listen to some people talking about training courses (multiple matching listening) Now you can do a cloze (a text with gaps) based on recent events.

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More gapped texts (putting paragraphs back in place)

An array of texts for you to practise!  1      Talking to plants by Flo-Joe Read the extract from a book on networking and public speaking skills. Six paragraphs have been removed from the extract. Choose from the paragraphs A-G … Continue reading

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If you protest with a pie you might end up in prison… Read this text with gaps. Is the punishment too harsh? Spanish environmental activists could face lengthy jail terms for pie protest

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Celebrities and exotic food

What would you do when meeting a celebrity? Listen to some people talking about it. Would you invite them to have Thai food? Have you ever tried it? Read this text about this exotic cuisine and fill in the gaps.

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Certificate exam models (GVA)

You can download a complete exam from here. If that link does not work try this one.

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A hotchpotch (listening & reading)

An interesting listening with short extracts about travel and holidays, a Formula One racing driver and a short story competition… Variety is the spice of life!! You can also try a multiple choice text about Dirty Britain

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