Cambridge English Advanced 2015 Sample Paper 2 Reading and Use of English v2

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  CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED ENGLISH  Reading and Use of English ∗    SAMPLE TEST  2  Time  1 hour 30 minutes INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES  Do not open this question paper until you are told to do so. Write your name, centre number and candidate number on your answer sheets if they are not already there.  Read the instructions for each part of the paper carefully.  Answer all the questions. Read the instructions on the answer sheets. Write your answers on the answer sheets. Use a pencil. You must  complete the answer sheets within the time limit.  At the end of the test, hand in both this question paper and your answer sheets. INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES  There are 56 questions in this paper. Questions 1 – 24  carry 1 mark. Questions 25 – 30  carry up to 2 marks. Questions 31 – 46  carry 2 marks. Questions 47 – 56  carry 1 mark. * 500/2598/3 © UCLES 2015 Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International    Part 1 For questions 1 – 8 , read the text below and decide which answer ( A , B , C  or D ) best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning ( 0 ). Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet . Example: 0 A deposits B piles C stores D stocks 0 A B C D New uses for salt mines Geological (0) …….. of salt were formed millions of years ago, when what is now land, lay under the sea. It is hard to believe that salt is now such a cheap (1) …….. , because centuries ago it was the commercial (2) …….. of today’s oil. The men who mined salt became wealthy and, although the work was (3) …….. and frequently dangerous, a job in a salt mine was highly (4) …….. . Nowadays, the specific microclimates in disused mines have been (5) …….. for the treatment of respiratory illnesses such as asthma, and the silent, dark surroundings in a mine are considered (6) …….. in encouraging patients to relax. In addition, some disused mines have been (7) …….. to different commercial enterprises, although keeping up-to-date with the technology of mining is essential to (8) …….. visitors’ safety. Some of the largest underground chambers even host concerts, conferences and business meetings.   1 A provision B utility C material D commodity 2 A match B similarity C parallel D equivalent 3 A critical B demanding C extreme D straining 4 A regarded B admired C approved D honoured 5 A exploited B extracted C exposed D extended 6 A profitable B agreeable C beneficial D popular 7 A put down B turned over C made out D set about 8 A enable B retain C ensure D support    Part 2 For questions 9 – 16 , read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one  word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning ( 0 ). Write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet. Example: 0 T O Managing change Most people find change unsettling and difficult to adapt (0) …….. . Many societies have experienced (9) …….. rapid change in the early years of the 21st century that life can feel very daunting (10) …….. times. Various commentators have (11) …….. forward suggestions for coping with change on a personal level. One suggestion involves thinking of three solutions to a problem, rather (12) …….. two. Apparently, many people faced (13) …….. change respond by considering two possible courses of action, but invariably tend to reject both of these. However, thinking instead of three potential solutions is a strategy which, according to research, provides a reliable way of finding a solution to the initial problem.  Another strategy advocates learning to avoid set patterns of routine behaviour. Something simple, (14) …….. taking another route to work at (15) …….. once a week, is seen as encouraging confidence in the face of uncertainty. (16) …….. the simplicity of these ideas, they nevertheless help prepare people mentally to manage major change if necessary.
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