General 16 test 2

SECTION 1 : Questions 1-14

Questions 1-7

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text above?

TRUE  if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE  if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN  if there is no information on this

1. After selecting a builder, you should decide on the design of your new house

2. In Australia, you can make sure that a builder has the appropriate license

3. The best builders usually belong to the Housing Industry Association

4. The HIA gives an award to builders whose standards of customer service are very high

5. Builders who work on smaller projects are more likely to have display homes

6. It is advisable to have a contract which is in accordance with the Domestic Building Contracts Act 

7. A contract is legally binding from the time it has been signed

Questions 8-14

Look at the eight advertisements for adventure sports on an island, A- H.

For which adventure sport are the following statements true? 

Write the correct letter, A- H, in boxes 8- 14 on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

8. You will be provided with safety equipment.

9. You may get some minor injuries doing this activity.

10. You can see a disused, isolated building.

11. You can relax and look down from above in an unusual location.

12. You will take an exciting trip in rough water close to big ships.

13. You can choose easy options or more difficult ones.

14. You may find this more difficult than you expect.

SECTION 2 : Questions 15-27

Questions 15-20

Complete the notes below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 15-20 on your answer sheet.

Barrington Music Service


- organises music lessons

- enables the hire of instruments

- Events such as 15.  for local and visiting schools

- supports Barrington Youth Orchestra

Post of Business and Development Manager

- person appointed will

- manage the administration of the Service

- be responsible for keeping to the 16.

- build 17. with other organisations

- be proactive in fundraising

- increase the focus on 18. in school music lessons (e.g., international styles)

- make sure records and a 19. is kept up-to-date

Person appointed must have

- ability to supervise and motivate others

- basic knowledge of 20.

- other relevant skills

Questions 21-27

Complete the notes below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 21-27 on your reading answer sheet.

21. One cause of health and safety problems in small businesses is that managers do not have enough relevant

22. Managers complain they have too many to deal with.

23. Managers may not fully understand their

24. Businesses sometimes feel that inspectors give them far too many

25. Businesses above a certain size must produce a written of their health and safety policy.

26. A company’s health and safety policy is relevant to both its employees and its

27. The Health and Safety Executive can advise small businesses on problems of among their employees.

SECTION 3 : Questions 28-40

Questions 28-32

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

Write the correct letter in boxes 28-32 on your answer sheet.

28. What does the writer say about scribes in ancient Egypt?

29. What is the writer doing in the second paragraph?

30. What is the writer doing in the fifth paragraph?

31. The writer refers to the value of ma’at in order to explain

32. Which word best describes the attitude of the Egyptian government toward its workers?

Questions 33-36

Look at the following statements (Questions 33-36) and the list of jobs below.

Match each statement with the correct job, A- G.

List of Jobs

A. scribe

B. reed cutter

C. farmer

D. potter

E. stonemason

F. overseer

G. sculptor

Write the correct letter, A- G, in boxes 33- 36 on your answer sheet.

33. was unable to work at certain times

34. divided workers into groups

35. faced daily hazards

36. underwent a long period of training

Questions 37-40

Complete the summary below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 37- 40 on your answer sheet.

The king’s building projects

Labourers who worked on the king’s buildings were local people who chose to participate in 37. or who received payment.

The work involved breaking up stone cliffs using wooden wedges. The large pieces of stone were then transported to another site on sleds, which moved easily over the 38. Here, the blocks could be cut and shaped using tools made of 39. and wood. Some of these had to be sharpened regularly.

Eventually, the stone was moved into place to create a building. The job of moving the Stone was often done by 40. or other unskilled workers.

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