Reading and Use of English 2

Part 2

Open cloze

For questions 1-8, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Write your answers in CAPITAL LETTERS

Don't forget!

Read through the whole text first, before you begin to complete the gaps.


Question No. /

A happy landing

'This is going to hurt,' thought Adam Potter, as (0) HE fell off the side of a Scottish mountain. The climber, ( 1) amazed his rescuers by (2) both alive and able to stand up after falling 300 metres, spoke yesterday of his ordeal.

Mr Potter was standing next to his girlfriend when he slipped (3)fell over a precipice close (4)the peak of Sgurr Choinnich Mor. He tried desperately to slow his fall, grasping at the snow and ice with his hands, and kicking out his feet as he tumbled down, but (5)any effect.

The rescue team were astonished to find him standing up at the bottom consultinghis map, trying to work (6) how to get back to his car. Mr Potter was airlifted to hospital, where he (7) found to have three fractured vertebrae and multiple bruises, as (8)as having lost several layers of skin from his face. Speaking from his hospital bed, he said: 'I feel extremely, extremely lucky to have survived.'

Tell the class about any other survival stories that you know.

writing 2

Part 2

Letter of application

Read the newspaper advertisement below and the letter of application on page 189 and answer the following questions.

Who is the target reader for the letter?

What effect do you think the letter would have on that person?


St George's House is offering grants to students wishing to study English in one of their three UK centres this summer. Grants cover:

  • two months' tuition fees
  • full board and accommodation
  • help towards travel costs

Write to the address below, stating why you are applying and how you would expect to benefit from the grant.

The Director

St George's House 13 Southdown Road York, ¥012 4XJ

Dear sir or Madam

I saw your advertisement in this week's edition of Education international and i would like to apply for a grant to study English in one of your schools this summer.

it would be better for me if it was in your manchester school as i have a cousin living there, who i have never met. furthermore, the night life in Manchester is said to be excellent and i would be able to go clubbing every night after class.

Manchester would also be a good base for travelling, and i could visit wales, the Lake District and the birthplace of the Beatles, liverpool.

I would be greatful if you could put me in a class of no more than six students as it is difficult to learn if the class size is larger. I would particularly like to have help with idiomatic expression in order to sound more like a native English speaker.

I know you offer free wi-fi internet access and that would be very useful to me, too i hope you will consider my application.

Yours faithfully

Ausra Zeronys

2  You are going to write your own application for one of the advertised grants at St George's House. Here is a possible paragraph plan.

Paragraph 1:                    A short opening paragraph stating your reasons for writing.

Paragraphs 2 and 3:       Give relevant information about yourself, explaining why the grant would be useful

                                        and how you would benefit from studying English in the UK.

Paragraph 4:                   A suitable, brief closing paragraph, re-stating your interest in obtaining the grant.

3 Here are four reasons to support your application. Can you add at least four more?

  • You could not afford to study in the UK without the grant.
  • A period of study in the UK would help you to get a job in your own country.
  • A recent illness has caused you to fall behind in your studies.
  • You are interested in learning about British culture and the British way of life.

What further details could you add to each of the reasons?


You could not afford to study in the UK without a grant.

Although I have saved up enough money to pay the travel costs, both of my parents are unemployed and would be unable to pay for tuition or accommodation.

Now you are ready to write your letter of application. Write 140-190 words.

Don't forget!

Use formal language throughout the letter.

Provide relevant personal information together with an explanation of the different ways in which you will benefit from the grant.

The information you give does not need to be true.

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ماژیک فسفری

با استفاده از ماژیک فسفری می توانید کلمات و بخش های مهم را برای خود علامت گذاری نمایید و هنگام پاسخ به آزمون از آنها استفاده کنید. برای از بین بردن بخش های رنگی دوباره روی آن کلیک نمایید.

دفترچه یادداشت

هر تعدادی که دوست دارید دفترچه یادداشت ایجاد کنید و نکات مهم را در آن بنویسید.
برای استفاده از دفترچه یادداشت بر روی قسمتی از درس یا آزمون که می خواهید در آنجا نکته ی مهمی را قرار دهید کلیک نمایید.سپس در آن قسمت یک دفترچه یادداشت جدید ایجاد میشود و با کلیک بر روی آن می توانید بازش کنید و نکته های مهم را بنویسید.