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Part 1 : Questions 1-10

Questions 1-10

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Example: The library re-opened last __month__The library now has

  • a seating area with magazines
  • an expanded section for books on 1
  • a new section on local 2
  • a community room for meetings (also possible to 3 there)
  • a new section of books for 4
For younger children
  • the next Science Club meeting: experiments using things from your 5
  • Reading Challenge: read six books during the holidays
For adults
  • this Friday: a local author talks about a novel based on a real 6
  • IT support is available on Tuesdays - no 7 is necessary
  • free check of blood 8 and cholesterol levels (over 60s only)
Other information
  • the library shop sells wall-charts, cards and 9
  • evenings and weekends: free 10 is available
    Part 2 : Questions 11-20

    Questions 11-12

    Choose TWO letters, A-E.

    Which TWO age groups are taking increasing numbers of holidays with BC Travel?

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E

      Questions 13-14

      Choose TWO letters, A-E.

      Which TWO are the main reasons given for the popularity of activity holidays?

      • A
      • B
      • C
      • D
      • E

        Questions 15-17

        Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

        15

        How does BC Travel plan to expand the painting holidays?

        • A
        • B
        • C
        16

        Why are BC Travel’s cooking holidays unusual?

        • A
        • B
        • C
        17

        What does the speaker say about the photography holidays?

        • A
        • B
        • C

        Questions 18-20

        Complete the table below.

        Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

        Fitness Holidays

        Location Main focus Other comments
        Ireland and Italy general fitness personally designed programme 
        also reduces 18
        Greece 19  control includes exercise on the beach
        Morocco mountain biking wide variety of levels
        one holiday that is specially designed for 20
          Part 3 : Questions 21-30

          Questions 21-26

          Questions 27-30

          Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

          The Horton Castle site

          27

          Natalie and Dave agree one reason why so few people visit Horton Castle is that

          • A
          • B
          • C
          28

          Natalie and Dave agree that the greatest problem with a visitor centre could be

          • A
          • B
          • C
          29

          What does Dave say about conditions in the town of Horton?

          • A
          • B
          • C
          30

          According to Natalie, one way to prevent damage to the castle site would be to

          • A
          • B
          • C
          Part 4 : Questions 31-40

          Questions 31-40

          Complete the notes below.

          Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer. 

          The effects of environmental change on birds

          Mercury (Hg)
          • Highly toxic
          • Released into the atmosphere from coal
          • In water it may be consumed by fish
          • It has also recently been found to affect birds which feed on 31

          Research on effects of mercury or binds 

          Claire Varian-Ramos is investigating

          • the effects on birds’ 32  or mental processes, e.g. memory
          • the effects on bird song (usually learned from a bird’s 33 )
          Findings
          • songs learned by birds exposed to mercury are less 34
          • this may have a negative effect on birds’ 35
          Lab-based studies
          • allow more 36 for the experimenter
          Implications for humans
          • Migrating birds such as 37 containing mercury may be eaten by humans
          • Mercury also causes problems in learning 38
          • Mercury in a mother’s body from 39 may affect the unborn child
          • New regulations for mercury emissions will affect everyone’s energy 40

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