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FCE 5 - Answer Key

Test 1
Paper 1 - Reading
Part 1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

D
C
C
A
C
A
D
B

Part 2
9F
10 H
11 A
12 B
13 G
14 E
15 D
Part 3
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

C
D
A
C
D
B
A
C
B

25
26
27
28
29
30

A
C
B
A
C
D

Paper 2 Writing
Part 1
You must answer this question. Write your answer in 120150 words in an appropriate style.
1 Your English- speaking friend Jo is studying film-making
and wants to come and make a film about your area. Read
Jos email and notes you have made. Then write an email to
Jo, using all your notes.
Email
From: Jo Greenhill
Sent: 15th May
Subject: My Film
As you known Im doing a film- making course at the
moment and Ive decided to make a short film about your
area.
I need to start planning what Im going to do. What is the
most interesting thing I could film in your area? Id really
like some advice!
In the film Id like to interview someone who has lived in the
area for a long time and can tell me how things have
changed. Can you think of anyone?
Im hoping to film at the beginning of September.
Would you be able to come and help me?
Reply soon,
Jo

Write your email. You must use grammatically correct


sentences with accurate spelling and punctuation in a style
appropriate for the situation.
Part 2
Write an answer to one of the questions 2-5 in this part.
Write your answer in 120-180 words in an appropriate style.
2 You have recently had a discussion in your English class
about friendship. Now your teacher has asked you to write
an essay answering the following question:
What qualities do you look for in a best friend?
Write your essay.
3 This is part of a letter from your English- speaking friend
Peter:
Im doing a project on houses in different countries. Could
you give me some information about typical houses in your
country? You know, what they look like, how many rooms
they have, what theyre made, how theyre decorated and
so on.
Thanks
Peter.
Write your letter.
4 you have decided to enter a short story competition in an
international magazine. The story must begin with the
following words:
Sam looked in his bag to check he had everything he
needed, and realised that something was missing.
Write your story.

5 Answer one of the following two questions based on one


of the titles below.
(a) Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
You have seen an advertisement in an international
magazine asking for articles about stories in which
technology plays an important part. You decided to write an
article about how important computers are in Jurassic Park.
Write your article.
(b) The Woman in white by Wilkie Collins
Your English class has had a discussion about the
characters Sir Percival and Count Fosco in The Woman In
White. Now your English teacher has asked you to write this
essay for homework:
Who behaves worse in The Woman in White, Sir Percival or
Count Fosco?
Write your essay.

Paper 3 Use of English


Part 1

1C
2B
3A
4D
5A
6C
7A
8D
9C
10 A
11 D
12 D
Part 2
13 without
14 as
15 what
16 than
17 could/would
18 instead
19 in
20 of
21 is
22 was
23 for
24 by
Part 3
25 originally
26 popularity
27 choice
28 colourful/colorful
29 tasty
30 satisfying
31 traditional
32 reliable
33 basic

34 unforgettable

Part 4
35 the fact (that) | it is / its
36 if | there had been OR had | there been
37 is said | to be
38 to get/grow/become used to | living/being
39 refused to | say (he was)
40 you ought not / oughtnt | to go
41 idea | whose (umbrella) it might/could
42 only one/tree| not to/to not
Paper 4 Listening
Part 1
1C
2C
3B
4A
5C
6C
7A
8A
Part 2
9 geography
10 swimming
11 apple(s)
12 market
13 keen / keen / keen
14 (their) friends (and) (the/a/some) banks IN EITHER
ORDER
15 (extra) sugar
16 varieties
17 ice(-)cream(s)

18 (edible) paper / paper (rather) than plastic / paper


(instead of plastic)

Part 3
19 F
20 B
21 D
22 A
23 C

Part 4
24 C
25 B
26 B
27 A
28 B
29 B
30 A

Test 2
Paper 1 Reading
Part 1
1C
2D
3A
4B
5B
6B
7C
8B

Part 2
9E
10 H
11 G
12 A
13 F
14 D
15 B
Part 3
16 C
17D
18 B
19 C/E
20 E/C
21 C
22 A/D
23 D/A
24 B
25 A
26 C
27 E
28 B
29 C
30 B
Paper 2 Writing
Part 1
You must answer this question. Write your answer in 120150 words in an appropriate style.
1 you recently agreed to g on sailing holiday with your
English-speaking friend Alex. Read Alexs email and the
notes you have made on it. Then write an email to Alex,
using all your notes.

Email
From: Alex brown
Sent: 4 th December
Subject: sailing trip
Im so pleased that you can come sailing with me and my
family in July! Im sure well have a great time.
The last time I went sailing was two years ago, but you
went sailing last summer, didnt you?
During the trip weve got the chance to enter a boat race.
Would you like to come with us or would you prefer to go to
the beach and relax?
We can also take one more person on the boat. Can you
think of someone who would like to come with us?
Get back to me soon,
Alex
Write your email. You must use grammatically correct
sentences with accurate spelling and punctuation in a style
appropriate for the situation.
Part 2
Write an answer to one of the questions 2-5 in this part.
Write your answer in 120-180 words in an appropriate style.
2 You see the following advertisement in your local Englishlanguage newspaper:
Are you keen on sport?
We require English- speaking helpers for a five-day
international sports event next summer.
Do you have experience of working with people?
Which sports do you enjoy playing or watching?
Why would you be good at helping at this event?
Write to John Cooper at International Sports Events
explaining why you would be suitable for the job.

Write your letter of application.


3 Your English teacher has asked you to write a story for the
college magazine. The story must begin with the following
words:
I picked up the phone and heard, Its Tom. I must see you
at once!
Write your story.
4 You have seen this notice in your college English-language
magazine:
Reviews Wanted- Action Films
Have you seen an action film which you really enjoyed?
Write a review of it for our magazine telling us about the
story,
the acting, and why it was exciting.
Write your review.
5 Answer one of the following two questions based on one
of the titles below.
(a) Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Your English class has had a discussion about Hammonds
ideas for creating Jurassic Park. Now your English teacher
has asked you to write an essay explaining why Hammond
built Jurassic Park and saying whether you think it was a
good idea.
Write your essay.
(b) The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
You have had a discussion in your English class about the
main character in The Woman in White. Your teacher has
asked you to write this essay for homework:
Who was The Woman in White and why was she important
to the story?

Write your essay.

Paper 3 Use of English


Part 1
1B
2B
3A
4D
5A
6D
7C
8C
9A
10 D
11 B
12 A
Part 2
13 for
14 how
15 and
16 are/get
17 to
18 of
19 if/when/should
20 about/concerning
21 it/gets
22 with
23 because
24 have
Part 3
25 produced
26 relationships

27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34

attention
individually
dislike
preferences
unhealthy
energetic
proud
performance (s)

Part 4
35 she hadnt/had not | been invited
36 earn/get far | more (money) than OR are far |better
paid than
37 doesnt/ does not feel| like
38 turned out| to be
39 (bad) weather | they succeded in
40 s/is | (wide/large) choice of
41 doubted (that/if/whether) | more roads would / wil
42 (got) no intention | of moving OR nt any intention | of
moving
Paper 4 Listening
Part 1
1A
2B
3B
4A
5B
6A
7B
8C
Part 2
9 school
10 waiter
11 casual (Summer)
12 (huge) Sport(s) centre/Center

13
14
15
16
17
18

hotel
luggage/baggage
shoes/footwear
canteen
contract
(for) six/6 months / until six/6 months later

Part 3
19 D
20 B
21 F
22 A
23 E
Part 4
24 A
25 B
26 C
27 B
28 C
29 A
30 B
Test 3
Paper 1 Reading
Part 1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

C
B
D
B
A
D
A
D

Part 2
9H
10 E
11 G
12 A
13 D
14 C
15 B
Part 3
16 B
17 B
18 E
19 D
20 D
21 C
22 A
23 D
24 B
25 E
26 A
27 C
28 A
29 E
30 C
Paper 2- Writing
Part1
You must answer this question. Write your answer in 120150 words in an appropriate style.
1. You have invited Paul Cox, an English cyclist who has won
many races, to give a talk to your English class. Read Pauls
letter and the notes you have made. Then write a letter to
Paul, using all your notes.

Id be delighted to come and talk to your English class.


Its always good to know something about the people Im
talking to, so could you tell me some information about the
students in your English class?
I can give a talk either on My life as a champion cyclist or
on Bicycles- the transport of the future. Which talk would
be better?
While Im in your area Id like to do some sightseeing. Could
you give me some ideas about where I could go?
Kind regards
Paul
Write your letter. You must use grammatically correct
sentences with accurate spelling and punctuation in a style
appropriate for the situation.
Part 2
Write an answer to one of the questions 2-5 in this part.
Write your answer in 120-180 words in an appropriate style.
2. You see this announcement in an international magazine.
We are publishing a series of articles
about markets around the world.
Tell us your favourite market, what you can buy there and
what you like about it.
We will publish the most interesting articles in next months
magazine.
Write your article.
3. You have had a class discussion about fashion. Now your
English teacher has asked you to write an essay discussing
the following statement:
The clothes you wear show a lot about your personality.

What do the clothes people wear show about their


personalities?
Write your essay.
4. Recently there have been some complaints from students
about your college caf. Your College Principal has asked
you to write a report about the caf and make
recommendations on how to improve:
The food and drink available
The furniture and decoration
The entertainment facilities
Write your report.
5. Answer one of the following two questions based on one
of the titles below.
a) Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
You have seen the following advertisement in an
international magazine.
Reading Today
We are looking for articles about brave characters in stories.
The best articles will be published.
Write an article about two characters in Jurassic Park
explaining why you think they are brave.
b) The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Your English class has had a discussion about the
relationship between characters in The Woman in White.
Now your teacher has asked you to write this essay:
Describe the relationship between Marian and Count Fosco
and explain how the relationship ends.
Write your essay.
Paper 3 Use of English
Part 1
1
2
3
4

A
C
D
D

5C
6A
7B
8A
9A
10 C
11 B
12 C
Part 2
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

they
such
whose
be/get
who/that
so
have
not
buy
as
with
without

Part 3
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34

investigation
evidence
unfortunately
discovery
discussions
developer(s)
originally
settlement(s)
inhabitants
protection

Part 4
35 have made | a mistake
36 litte/no point | (in) going
37 so/as long as | I promise(d)
38 is much | more popular
39 to give up | driving
40 any food / anything | was eaten
41 (any) attention to | how / the way
42 become/grow/got used | to speaking/using
.
Paper 4 Listening.
Part 1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

A
C
B
C
C
B
A
C

Part 2
9 farm
10 fish(es)
11 camels
12 driver
13 (seeing) dolphins
14 (long)(working) hours / (long) hours (of work)
15 10 [and] 20/ ten [and] twenty
16 (wildlife) project (with local schools)
17 (vdeo) cmeras
18 playground

Part 3
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

D
B
C
F
A
A
B
B
C
A
B
C

Test 4
Paper 1 Reading
Part1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

C
A
D
B
A
D
A
C

Part 2
9E
10 G
11 H
12 D
13 F

14 B
15 A
Part 3
16 C
17 E
18 D
19 E
20 E
21 C
22 B/C
23 C/B
24 B/D
25 D/B
26 C
27 B/E
28 E/B
29 A
30 D

Paper 2 Writing
Part 1
You must answer this question. Write your answer in 120180 words in an appropriate style.
1 Your English- speaking friend, Alex, has just won a
competition and has sent you an email. Read Alexs email
and the notes you have made. Then write an email to Alex,
using all your notes.
Email
From: Alex
Sent: 3rd December
Subject: Competition prize
Youll never guess what Ive just won a competition!
Ive won a place on a one- week photography course in
Ireland for me and a friend. Would you like to come with
me?

Itll be great fun- well learn how to take photographs of


both people and places. We can choose to do the course
either in an Irish city or in a village in the countryside.
Which would you prefer?
They have classes at all levels. I just need to tell them how
much photography youve done before.
Were going to be busy but well have some free time
during the evenings. What would you like to do?
Please write back soon.
Alex
Write your email. You must use grammatically correct
sentences with accurate spelling and punctuation in a style
appropriate for the situation.
Part 2
Write an answer to one of the questions 2-5 in this part.
Write your answer in 120-180 words in an appropriate style.
2. This is part of a letter from Karl, your English friend:
I Know in some schools students wear a school uniform. Im
not sure if its a good idea for everyone to wear the same
clothes when they go to school. What do you think? Write
and tell me.
Best wishes,
Karl
Write your letter.
3. You have decided to enter a short story competition in an
English-language magazine. The story must begin with the
following words:
Helen was nearly there when she suddenly realised that she
didnt have the keys!
Write your story.

4. Your college newspaper wants you to write a review of a


TV drama series which is popular in your country. You
should include information on the characters, what happens
and say why the drama series is popular.
Write your review.
5. Answer one of the following two questions based on one
of the titles below.
(a) Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
You have been discussing the characters in Jurassic Park
in your English class. Now your English teacher has asked
you to write an essay answering this question:
Which character did you find most interesting in Jurassic
Park and why?
Write your essay.
(b) The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
You have been discussing the characters in The Woman
in White in your English class.
Now your teacher has asked you to write an essay
answering this question:
How does Sir Percivals treatment of Laura change during
the story and why?
Write your essay.
Parper 3 Use of English
Part 1
1B
2A
3A
4D
5C
6A
7B
8D
9C
10 C

11 C
12 A
Part 2
13 of/after
14 What
15 than
16 them/golfers
17 Every/Each
18 between
19 spite
20 then/there
21when/once/after/as
22 to
23 thet/this
24 has
Part 3
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34

distance
suitable
undisturbed
weight
presence
density
approximately
poisonous
harmful
conversation

Part 4
35 if/whether/her daughter | could try
36 s/is (widely) expected | to win
37 have | washed up (the dishes) OR have | washed the
dishes

38
39
40
41
42

been three/3 years | since


no/little point (in) | (you/your) telling
finds it | difficult/hard to
as/so long as | you give/bring/bring/hand/get/send
from Tim/him/her | no-one/nobody (else) hs

Paper 4 Listening
Part 1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

A
B
C
B
B
A
C
B

Part 2
9 rocks
10 gymnastic/gym
11 (healthy) diet
12 balance
13 roof (-) tops/ roofs
14 argue/disagree
15 landing
16 (the) insurance/assurance
17 soft drink(s) (commercial) / (company) / (industry)
18 video games
Part 3
19 E
20 D
21 A

22 F
23 B
Part 4
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

C
A
B
C
A
B
A