Matrix Upper-Intermediate Tests
Achievement Test 1
Achievement Test 2
1 Read the text and decide whether these statements are true or false. Write T or F in each box.
Sally's dilemma'My problem might not seem like a problem, but it is. I've just been offered a modelling contract in London! I was having a coffee at my local shopping centre with my best friend Lisa, and there was this woman who was looking at us. Then she came up to our table, and said to me she was from this modelling agency, and she would like me to go and see them. At first I thought it was a joke, because I wasn't dressed up or anything, I had got up late, and was wearing jeans and a sloppy jersey and hadn't even washed my hair! Anyway, my dad came with me to the agency and they took loads of photos, and now they've offered me a contract.
The problem is that my teachers at school think I ought to stay on and take my exams before I accept the offer so I've got some choices for the future if this doesn't work out. But I think that if I don't take this opportunity now, it may not happen again. When I asked the agency, they said they couldn't give any guarantees about a future with them if I didn't start now. So it would be a big risk to delay.
The other problem is my parents. My dad is all for it, he says I can put by some capital and I can worry about exams later on. And he has spoken to the agency who say that they will take care of me and all that, so he's happy. But my mum says that I should stay at school for another two years, maybe do a little modelling in the holidays and then see how I feel after I have taken my exams. My gran who lives with us says she's fed up with us all going on about it. I can't please everyone, and I don't know what to do!'
2 Complete the sentences with the correct forms of these phrasal verbs.
2 Liz's miserable because last night she___________ with her boyfriend.
3 My teacher says he wants___________ my exam. results with me. I've got to see him after school.
4 Have you seen the notice about going camping? The trip won't take place unless enough people___________ for it.
5 My little sister looked very smart for her first day at school, she___________in her new school uniform.
6 My mother says that parents have to__________of their children once they are grown up.
3 Match the words in 1-6 to the meanings in a-f.1 flee
a send out or away
4 Choose the best answer, a, b or c, to complete the sentences.1 The passenger_______what time the train would arrive.
5 Change these reported sentences to direct speech.1 Mary asked Sarah if she had finished her packing yet.
'___________________________?' Mary asked Sarah.
2 My father told me I had to tidy my room before lunch.
3 The museum guide told the visitors not to touch the objects.
4 The waitress told us that she'd bring our coffees to our table.
5 The travel agent told Chris that he was trying very hard to get tickets for him.
6 Rewrite these questions.1 What time is lunch?
Can you tell me________________________ .
2 Where does the US President live?
3 What kind of food does Lee like?
4 Where do students usually work in their summer holidays?
5 How much does a new car cost?
7 Report these statements using the verb in the correct form.1 'I won't stop for lunch,' said Janet.
Janet said that she______________ for lunch.
2 'Tom has been working in the garden all morning,' said Emma.
3 'Lucy and her friend will come on Tuesday,' replied Sally.
4 'The tickets are sold out for the concert,' the man said.
5 'I will have been working for the company for ten years on Monday,' said Sylvia.
8 Look at the text in Task 1 on the previous page again. Write a summary (120-150 words) of the most important points in the text. Start your summary, 'Sally's dilemma is that ... .