Test 4a

1 devoted
2 banned
3 extinction
4 conserve
5 demolishing
6 wiped out
7 communicated
8 rumble
9 captured
10 depicts

1 natural
2 soil
3 musical
4 power
5 environmental

1 for
2 off
3 on
4 on
5 to

1 Lakes and rivers are being polluted with/by industrial waste.
2 The elephant had been hunted almost to extinction by poachers.
3 The planet is being heated up by global warming.
4 Hundreds of trees have been cut down by illegal loggers.
5 Threatened habitats around the world are protected by WWF.

1 reading
2 trapped
3 have not been rescued
4 were aiding
5 will arrive
6 is
7 call

1 recently
2 beneficial
3 loss
4 conservation
5 contamination
6 environmental

1 A
2 C
3 D
4 A
5 B
6 D
7 B

Test 4b

1 A
2 C
3 D
4 D
5 B
6 C
7 C

Writing - Part 1
(Suggested Answer)

Dear Ben,
Hi! How’s it going? I thought I’d drop you a line to let you know about the ‘Clean up the beach day’ last week. It went really well. We started at 8:30 am and didn’t finish until 6 pm. There was a lot of rubbish and it was hard work but by the end of the day the beach looked perfect! Afterwards we all went for a meal to celebrate. I did not plant trees in the local park because I hurt my back when I was playing football last week.
You didn’t tell me you were going on a skiing holiday! That sounds fantastic. When are you going? Are you going with friends or family? Will you be back in time for my birthday party?
Well, that’s all for now. Have a good time and don’t forget to send me a postcard!
Best wishes,