Aptis Practice Test D

September 2, 2017 | Author: Rosnani Binti Abdul Hamid | Category: Friendship, Romance (Love)
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APTIS READING D Task 1 Choose one word (A, B or C) for each space and write the letter on the paper. The first one (0) is done for you as an example with the answer A marked on your answer paper.

Dear Matt, Thanks for your letter offering to 0) ____A____ some information about courses for me. Firstly, I am hoping to come for two months from the 1) _________ of July to study English. Do you know if there is any language school or university in your town which runs classes during the summer? Secondly, I think it is an excellent idea for us to go on a 2) _________ together in the summer. I would prefer to go to the Rocky Mountains as I visited Vancouver two years ago and I would like a completely new 3) _________. Also, thank you for offering to organize 4) _________ for me. I would really like to share a flat with your friends because this would give me an 5) _________ to make some friends myself and practice my English. Many thanks for your help and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Best wishes, Afiya


0 1 2 3


find begin trip expectation

4 5

A satisfaction A opportunity

B fix

C arrange B begins C beginning B journey C expedition B experience C

educational B facilities B observation

C accommodation C allowance

Task 2 Order the sentences (B-G) below to make a story. Write your answers on the answer paper (Questions 6 – 11). The first sentence of the story (A) is given for you on the answer paper as an example. A

Actress Angelina Jolie Voight was born on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California.


In the 1990s, Angelina gave a star-making performance in the 1998 television film Gia based on the short, tragic life of model Gia Marie Carangi, which won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.


She has continued to take on a variety of interesting roles, such as an adventurer in the Lara Croft films, a FBI profiler in Taking Lives (2004), an assassin in Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005) and a neglected, troubled socialite wife in The Good Shepherd (2006).


The actress went on to earn the lead role in the actionpacked Salt (2010), about a CIA agent, Evelyn Salt, who is on the run after being accused of being a Russian spy.


She began acting at a young age, studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute while in her early teens and later attended New York University.


She has since been cast in the title role of Maleficent, slated to be released in 2014, and is scheduled to reprise her role as Evelyn Salt in Salt 2.


In 2009, Jolie received an Oscar nomination for best actress for her role in the film Changeling. Text adapted from: http://www.biography.com/people/angelina-jolie-9356782#recent-roles


0. A 6. 7.

8. 9. 10. 11.

Task 3

The (0) American city of Maimi was founded in 1896 by Julia Tuttle, a (25) …………..Florida businesswoman. From a population then of just 300, it has become a vast urban area 5.5 million (26) ……………attracting (27)……… from all over the world. Its excellent transport links mean it can (28) ……………… be reached by road, rail, or air or sea.

The city’s continuing (29)……………. as a tourist and financial centre has led to a construction boom. Many of the new buildings are over 120 metres in (30) ……………… giving Miami the most impressive skyline in the country after New York Chicago.

Its wide variety of (31)………………. includes sandy beaches, nightclubs, music and dancing, as well as activities such as skateboarding and cycling in the world-famous, (32)… …………. South Beach area. The city centre has a number of (33)……………….parks and gardens, and of course there is the wonderful weather : (34)…………..any other major city in the USA , it has a genuinely tropical climate.







Task 4

The joy of best friends You are going to read a magazine article about friendship. Choose from the list A-H the sentences which best summarizes each part (1-6) of the article. There is one extra sentence which you do not need to use. There is an example at the beginning (0). A. B. C.

Relations with best friends provide more than just fun. Friendships with best friends develop naturally. Relationships with best friends continue for longer than other

D. E. F. G. H.

relationships. Relationships with best friends can become strained. It is easy to overcome problems in relationships between best friends It’s a shame to go through life without a best friend. Best friends value relationships with each other. People sometimes neglect their relationship with their best friend.

0 We may complain and worry about love and romance, but how many of us spend time and effort on the one relationship that can make the difference between a rich and happy life and feeling lonely and depressed — the relationship we have with our best friend? 1 A relationship with a best friend may not match the highs and lows of a love affair, but in most cases it is a far more solid and reliable commitment, which will outlast even the most passionate romance. Debbie and Sally have been best friends since school. As teenagers they went shopping together on Saturday mornings and then sat in cafés all afternoon, giggling about the idiotic behaviour of the boys at school. Now in their early thirties, they talk on the phone two or three times a week and meet once a fortnight to catch up on each other's lives. While boyfriends have come and gone, their friendship has outlasted them all.

2 'Sally knows me better than anyone else,' says Debbie. 'When I get fed up and everything looks hopeless, she sits and listens when I tell her what's getting me down. When we've had a good chat, or spent hours laughing, I go home feeling on top of the world.' Sally feels the same. 'A couple of years ago, Debbie was thinking of going to Australia to work. I was devastated. It made me realize how important our friendship is. I remember thinking that if she had decided to go, it would have been like losing my right arm. 3 While a night out with your closest friend might be the best guarantee of a good time, there is a serious side to all of this. Having a best friend to turn to and confide in can have a positive effect on your emotional health. In fact, your best friend can prevent you from developing serious psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety, and if you do find yourself depressed, he or she can be the major force that enables you to get over it. 4 But best friendships aren't all sweetness and light. As the old saying goes, 'there's a thin line between love and hate', and the person you care about the most can also be the one who can hurt you most deeply. Jealousy and competition are major sources of difficulty. Two friends who have been close for years, sharing a similar lifestyle, can find their relationship threatened if one suddenly has a change in fortune. 5 Best friendships evolve with time — you cannot go out and pick your best friend. We become friends with people who share common interests — at school or through hobbies, for example. We become best friends with someone usually because we spend more time with them than with anyone else, and because we can confide in them intimately. 6 Best friends have usually known each other for years and stuck together through good and bad times. If you haven't got one, perhaps you are being too distant with people, or focusing too much on work or love affairs. That's a sad loss, because a best friend gives the best relationship many people ever have.

Grammar APTIS (Set D) 1. What kind of work _____ you do? a. are b. do c. were 2. ________ you call me? I was in a meeting.

a. Were b. Did c. Do 3. Can you tell me what _________________ to do here? a. I’m supposed b. am I supposed c. I should 4. You ________ never tell anyone about this. It is classified. a. must b. mustn’t c. might 5. I think I saw you ____ TV last night. a. in b. on c. at 6. Please switch _____ the lights before you leave. a. out b. at c. off 7. I tried to call you last week. I had a party and I _______ to invite you. a. want b. wanted c. was wanted 8. How long ____________________? a. have you worked in Malaysia? b. has you worked in Malaysia? c. have you work in Malaysia? 9. We _______________ go to the beach every day when we were kids. a. use to b. used to c. should 10. The box is a lot ____________ than I thought. a. more heavy b. heavier c. heavy 11. Since my house is smaller, it is ________________ than his 4-storey bungalow.

a. more cheap b. more cheaper c. cheaper 12. His jokes were so bad. Many people were ________________. a. offensive b. offended c. offending 13. ‘Titanic’ is the __________________ film I have ever seen. a. most dramatics b. most dramatic c. most dramatically 14. Patrick likes to sing ________________ songs to his wife. a. romantics b. roman c. romantic 15. John __________ football every evening. a. play b. plays c. is plays 16. My brother is an _______________ actor. a. popular b. amazing c. universal 17. He _______________ the task two days ago. a. finished b. has finished c. was finished 18. In 1998, Malaysia __________ the Commonwealth Games. a. hosts b. hosted c. has hosted 19. Hansel has been to the place many times. He ______________ have got lost. a. could not b. might not c. will not 20. I didn’t know that you had some financial problems last year. Why ______ you tell me?

a. did b. didn’t c. do 21. He is _______________ than I thought. a. more strong b. strongest c. stronger 22. I witnessed the tragedy ____ 22nd of March, 2011. a. on b. in c. at 23. “When did you get married?” “___ 2012.” a. at b. in c. on 24. Alana is really beautiful, ________? a. isn’t it? b. is she? c. isn’t she? 25. Oh no, you _____________________ that. Mother is going to get really angry at you. a. shouldn’t done b. shouldn’t have done c. shouldn’t have did

Vocabulary APTIS (Set D) Finish each definition (1-5) using answers from the list (A-J). Use each answer once only. You will not need five of the words (A-J). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

To concentrate is to __________. To kill is to __________. To try is to __________. To mingle is to __________. To oblige is to __________. a. compel b. do c. focus d. chase e. disagree

f. socialize g. attempt h. hear i. murder j. die

Finish each sentence (6-10) using the word from the list (A-J). Use each word once only. You will not need five of the words (A-J). 6. The job requires a high __________ of skills. 7. The form asks club members to state whether they are _____________ or married. 8. The boy is really annoying. He really does ___________ my patience. 9. There is always room for ______________. 10. Our classroom teacher doesn’t like ____________ students. a. focus b. level c. make d. honest e. improvement

f. disobedient g. single h. dead i. test j. table

Mark the letter on the list (A-J) that has the most similar meaning to the word on the list (11-15) (e.g. home = house). Use each word only once. You will not need five of the words. 11. Feeble 12. Drowsy 13. Fond 14. Scarce 15. Enormous a. Rare b. Tired c. Plan d. Loving e. Active

f. Weak g. Ready h. Sleepy i. Reek j. Huge

Write the letter on the list (A-J) that is most often used with a word on the list (16-20) (e..g. bus + stop = bus stop). Use each answer once only. You will not need five of the words. 16. Calm 17. Dress 18. School 19. Air 20. Flight a. Up b. Around c. Pollution d. Car

f. Bus g. Down h. Hand i. Attendant

e. Determination

j. Experiment

Write the letter on the list (A-J) that is most often used with a word on the list (21-25) (e.g. bus + stop = bus stop). Use each word once only. You will not need five of the words. 21. Marriage 22. Mass 23. White 24. Boot 25. Pen a. Media b. Book c. Name d. Lies e. Truth

f. Camp g. Bomb h. Proposal i. Pencil j. Cargo

APTIS WRITING - SET D Task 1: Fill in the form. You have 3 minutes.



Mobile number


Date of birth (day month year)

 _____________________________  Day Year

Delivery address

Month (write in full)


__________________________________________ __________________________________________ Do you want to subscribe to our newsletter?


 No

Task 2: You have joined ‘FABULOUS ONLINE SHOPPING’ site. Fill in the form. Write in sentences. Use 20-30 words. You have 7 minutes. Please tell us your favourite shopping sections and how you found out about our site.

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

Task 3: You are a new member of ‘FABULOUS ONLINE SHOPPING’ site. You are talking to Tay in the customer online chat room. Talk to him using sentences. Use 30 to 40 words per answer. You have 10 minutes.

Tay :

Hi! I see you’re new here. I have been a member for about 3 months since I moved to the countryside. Mind sharing why you joined this site?

You :

____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________


Tay :

How do you find the services so far?

You :

____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

Tay :

What do you think of the new layout of the online shopping site?

You :

____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

Task 4: You are a new member of ‘FABULOUS ONLINE SHOPPING’ site. On your last visit to their website you saw the notice below.

NOTICE Dear valued customers,

We are sorry to inform you that the delivery charges will be introduced starting next month. This is due to the recent hikes of the petrol price.

If you have any enquiries or [email protected]






Thank you.

Write an email to a friend who also uses the ‘FABULOUS ONLINE SHOPPING’ service. Write your feelings about the notice and suggest possible alternatives. Write about 50 words. You have 10 minutes. ____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________

Now, write an email to the Customer Service team, explaining your feelings about the notice and suggesting possible alternatives. Write 120-150 words. You have 20 minutes. ____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

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Speaking APTIS (Set D) Outline The speaking test consists of FOUR different parts. The candidate’s responses are recorded. A maximum of FIVE marks are available for each task. The test takes about 12 minutes. Part 1: Welcome to the APTIS speaking test. In this part I’m going to ask you three short questions about yourself and your interest. You will have 30 seconds to reply to each question. Begin speaking when you hear this sound (BEEP)   

Please tell me about your favourite movie. (BEEP) Tell me about the last time you watched a movie at the cinema. (BEEP) Who is your favourite actor? (BEEP)

Part 2: In this part I’m going to ask you to describe a picture. Then I will ask you two more questions about it. You will have 45 seconds for each response. Begin speaking when you hear this sound (BEEP) Can you describe this picture in detail for me? (BEEP)

 

In your opinion, why do people go to the cinema instead of watching a movie at home? From your point of view, is watching movie at the cinema a good activity? Why?

Part 3: In this part I’m going to ask you to compare two pictures and I will then ask you two questions about them. You will have 45 seconds for each response. Begin speaking when you hear this sound. (BEEP) Describe what you see in the two pictures. (BEEP)

 

Why do some people like crowded places? (BEEP) What kind of topics do people talk about when they are in a big crowd? (BEEP)

Part 4: In this part I’m going to show you a picture and ask you 3 questions. You will have one minute to think about your answers before you start speaking.

You will have two minutes to answer all three questions. Begin speaking when you hear this sound. (BEEP) Please look at the picture. (10 seconds to look)

  

In your opinion, what is the best way for a person to have a quality time? (BEEP) Which one do you prefer; spending time alone doing your favourite activity or spending time with company doing many activities? (BEEP) Is our current generation better than the previous in terms of social skills? (BEEP)

You will have one minute to think about your answers. You may make notes in you wish. You now have two minutes to answer all three questions. (BEEP)

That’s the end of the speaking test. Thank you.

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