For Questions 1-15, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line.
The most (1)……… way of learning a language is by living in the country concerned. It is (2)…….. to deny this fact. But parents should think (3)…….. before they send their children abroad. Although some (4) …….. arrange visits for children as young as ten, the (5) ……. of them won’t be ready to stay away from home and deal with (6)……. differences until they are in their teens. Even then they will need a basic (7)…….. of the language and some experience of foreign travel before they go. Many of them have (8)…….. . Exchange visits are a good way for (9)……. to improve their language skills. It is a good idea for them to exchange (10)……. before the visits. Host families should not feel any (11)…… to provide an extensive programme of (12)…… . It is more important to make the guest feel welcome. Travel can (13)……. the mind, and exchange visits give young people experience of a (14)……. way of life as well as a different language. Exchange visits are always exciting and (15)…….. .
KEY EXCHANGE VISITS
1. effective 2. useless 3. carefully 4. organizations (organizers) 5. majority 6. cultural 7. knowledge 8. teenagers 9. difficulties 10. correspondence 11. obligations 12. entertaining 13. broaden 14. different 15. unforgettable
For questions 1-15, read the text below and decide which word A, B, C or D best fits each space. There's an example at the beginning (0). Mark your answers in the answer boxes provided. Improving Your Intellect A (0) ... of researchers at the University of California claimed in a recently published report that listening to classical music can actually improve one's level of intelligence. This surprising claim was (1) ... after groups of volunteers listened to three different tapes and (2) ... IQ tests after listening to each one. The volunteers (3) ... ten minutes of Mozart, a relaxation tape, and a recording of silence. When taking the test after listening to Mozart, the subjects' scores were noticeably (4) ... than after the other two. However, the tape had no (5) ... effect on any of the volunteers' intelligence levels. Researchers believe that this kind of music opens certain neural networks which are used (6) ... performing intellectual tasks like puzzle (7) ... They do not claim that Mozart alone among classical composers is (8) ... of lifting your spirits and boosting brain-power, but they do believe that this particular composer's distinctive style makes his works (9) ... suited for stimulating our grey matter. Researchers in New Zealand attempted to (10) ... these results, but their efforts did not (11) ... with success. Despite this lack of outside verification, the Californian team are determined to carry (12) ... . Further (13) ... have been planned, this time using a (14) ... range of audio material. Chris Band, one of the leaders in the UK intelligence research field, has poured cold water on the Californians' claims. He asserts that their results cannot be (15) ... seriously until someone else manages to reproduce them.