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Euro C1

Practice Test

A complete set of the C1 Level Euro Exam papers with instructions, answer key and audio CD

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Euro Examinations Practice Test Level C1 Operational Proficiency

CONTENTSExamGuide Test 1 Reading & Writing Part A Question Paper Answer Sheet Reading & Writing Part B Question Paper Answer Sheet Test 2 Listening Question Paper Answer Sheet Test 3 Grammar and Vocabulary Question Paper Answer Sheet Test 4 Mediation Part A Question and Answer Sheet Mediation Part B Question Paper Answer Sheet Test5 Speaking Page 2 Answer Keys Test 1: Reading & Writing The Answer Key Marking schemes Test 2: Listening The Answer Key The Tapescript

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Test 3: Grammar and Vocabulary The Answer Key Page 56 Page 19 Page 23 Test 4: Mediation The Answer Key The Tapescript for Part A Marking Criteria for Part B

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Copyright 2006 Euro Examination Centre. All rights reserved. No parts of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of the Euro Examination Ltd. Jelen kiadvny teljes egszben szerzi m, az Euro Nyelvvizsga Kft. szellemi tulajdona. Brminem sokszorosts vagy tovbbi felhasznls kizrlag az Euro Nyelvvizsga Kft. kifejezett rsos hozzjrulsval engedlyezett!

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Exam Guide

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Exam Guide

Level C1

The Euro and EuroPro exams test communicative competence by testing success in real communication. Exam tasks are directly based on the Common European Framework of the Council of Europe. Passing the Euro or the EuroPro Exam indicates that the candidate can undertake a variety of real-life tasks in English. Below is a table showing for each test its name, the number of tasks, the time allowed and the number of available marks. Each of the tests is then described on the following pages. In order to pass the candidate must get 65% of the 150 available marks, as well as getting 40% or more in each test.

Test number

Test

Number of tasks

Time

Marks

Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Test 4 Test 5

Reading & Writing Listening Grammar & Vocabulary Mediation Speaking

5 3 3 3 4

60'+45' 45' 40' 20'+30' 10'+20'Approx. 4 hrs 30' + breaks

50 25 25 25 25150

Total time / Marks available

Test 1- Reading & Writing Part A(Time: 60 minutes)

or an advert. The task is to write a 120-150 word letter with a specific transactional purpose as described in the rubric, referring to the short texts.

Task 1 - Paragraph headingsYou match seven paragraphs of a text of 400450 words excerpted from newspapers, magazines, advertisements, literature, articles, academic sources, and nine paragraph titles.

Test 1- Reading & Writing Part B(Time: 45 minutes)

Task 2 - Long textYou read a single text of 1000-1250 words, normally an article, letter or narrative, and answer questions, writing 150-200 words with specific reference to the text. Answers are marked for content as well as for quality of writing.

Task 1 - Multiple-choice readingYou read three texts of different genres of 200-300 words each, but all connected to the same theme. After reading each text you answer two multiple choice comprehension questions (six altogether), focusing variously on a specific lexical item, something implied in the text, the writer's attitude, the overall meaning of the text or a detailed piece of information.

Task 3 - Transactional writingYou receive a number of short texts which serve to establish a context for the writing task. These texts will be of various genre, such as a brief announcement, a short letter

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Exam GuidePart B, T a s k 2 - E x t e n s i v e w r i t i n g

Page 3all the way through with no break, and twice broken down into small units of meaning, with breaks between sections to allow time for writing.T a s k 2 - M u l t i p l e - c h o i c e g a p fill

Candidates are given a choice of three questions, and write 250-300 words within the genre specified. The type of text could be an article, a report, a non-transactional letter; a descriptive or narrative composition or a discursive essay.

You receive a text of 400-500 words with fifteen gaps where a single word has been removed. For each gap, the task is to choose the appropriate word from among the four given.

Test 2 - Listening(Time: 45 minutes)

Task 3 - Modified Cloze Task 1 - Short conversations

You hear six short pieces, all taking place in the same location, but of several different discourse types. Then you have to select items from two lists (A and B) that correspond to a given text. List A will contain eight items connected to the speakers or the context; List B will contain eight items connected with the spoken text.Task 2 - Making notes

You receive a text of 400-500 words with fifteen gaps where a single word has been removed. The task is to write the word that best fills the gap.

Test 4 - Mediation Part A(Time: 20 minutes)

You listen to a recorded monologue of about three minutes and take notes to be used to answer questions. At three points, there is a pause in the monologue, at which point a question is asked on the tape; you write your answer on the answer sheet. The recording is played only once.Task 3 - Radio/TV programme

Task 1 - Dialogue

You listen to a taped dialogue between two participants, a Hungarian speaking "friend" and an English speaker, probably an official working in some public context. You are the mediator (translator) between the two participants by writing down the translation of each intervention on your Task Sheet.

The text is an excerpt from a radio or TV programme, such as news, documentary or formal discussion, of about 3 minutes in length. The task consists of ten multiple choice questions.

Test 4 - Mediation Part B(Time: 30 minutes)

T a s k 1 - E n g l i s h into H u n g a r i a n

Test 3 - Grammar and Vocabulary(Time: 40 minutes)

You receive a factual text or a semi-formal letter of 85-100 words, written in English, and have to translate it into Hungarian. Printed dictionaries are allowed to use in this task.P a r t B, T a s k 2 - H u n g a r i a n to E n g l i s h

Task 1 - Dictation

You listen to an extended monologue of 150200 words, and try to write the text down word for word. The text is heard three times, once

You receive a factual text or a semi-formal letter in Hungarian of 75-90 words, and have to translate it into English. Printed dictionaries are allowed to use in this task.

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Exam Guide

Page 4an opinion, either in support of or against the statement. You are not judged on your opinion and no specific knowledge is required. While candidate A is giving his or her presentation, candidate B takes notes, to use to initiate a short discussion on the content of the presentation. Candidate B is not obliged to agree or disagree, but this would certainly be the most natural and comfortable path to take. It is important that candidate B refers to things that candidate A has said and responds to them rather than referring only to the topic in general. The same procedure is repeated with candidate A responding to candidate B's presentation.

Test 5 - Speaking(Time: 10 minutes preparation + 15 minutes interview)

You are examined in pairs with two examiners present, one acting as an interlocutor, the other as an assessor. You get ten minutes beforehand for preparation for Task 2. Printed dictionaries are allowed to use in this task.

Task 1 - Warm-upYou find out more about each other by asking questions and having a short conversation about a topic given by the interlocutor. Some possible topics include travel, work, family, sport, cinema, hobbies, education, relationships, housing, news and current affairs and the environment.

Task 3 - Communicative taskYou receive a task card with instructions from the interlocutor. Typically, the card has four photographs; the context of the task is that the candidates have been asked to find and choose photographs for the cover of a book on a given theme. The task is to talk about what aspects of the theme each picture illustrates, about what other images they could include, and finally to decide which images would be most appropriate and why.

Task 2 - Presentation and DiscussionYou receive a sheet with four statements and prepare a 2-minute presentation or talk on one of the topics. Before meeting the examiner you get ten minutes to prepare, making notes, which you can use when actually giving the presentation. The statements are focused on topics of general interest and intended to elicit

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LEVEL C1 OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY

Test 1

Reading & WritingPart A

Candidate Number: Time:

60 minutes

Answer all the questions Write all your answers on this question paper You must not speak to the other candidates

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Test 1 - Reading & Writing Part A Task O n e : Headings (10 minutes) - Question 1-6

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On this page and the next page is an article about the early life of Professor J. C. Wells. Choose the best paragraph heading for each paragraph. The first one has been done for you.

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SUBSIDISED EDUCATION GIVING UP AN ACADEMIC APPROACH EXAMPLE - FAMILIAL ROOTS A BR