Progress Test 1 Answer Key
Listening (14 marks)
1 832400 / 2 YY27QG4359 / 3 30th June / 4 Northport / 5 3/three / 6 Feet are missing / no feet / 7 Early tomorrow morning / 8 Today / 9 Delivery terms are ‘next day’ / 10 Two weeks ago / 11 a / 12 b / 13 c / 14 b
Vocabulary (15 marks)
15 trainee / 16 participant / 17 sponsor / 18 assessor / 19 mentor / 20 facilitator / 21 consultant / 22 commercial / 23 public sector / 24 collaborate / 25 private / 26 provide / 27 PPPs / 28 under-funded / 29 incentives
Language (38 marks)
30 board track/road / 31 stakes odds/chances / 32 track stage / 33 point board / 34 field ball / 35 odds stakes / 36 ball field / 37 stage point / 38 set up / 39 break away / 40 have broken down / 41 come up with / 42 catching up with / 43 call off the meeting / call the meeting off / 44 write them up / write up a summary / 45 look into it / 46 are falling behind / 47 bring someone in / bring in someone / 48 at / 49 for / 50 in / 51 for / 52 on / 53 to / 54 in / 55 on / 56 with / 57 for / 58 for / 59 The problem is / 60 There’s a possibility that / 61 If we were to / 62 Seeing that / 63 We could consider / 64 It could work provided / 65 Supposing / 66 It would / 67 Would you be willing
Reading (9 marks)
68 C / 69 E / 70 D / 71 G / 72 A / 73 B / 74 a / 75 b / 76 d
Writing (24 marks)
Please see the Examiner’s Guidelines
•Overall clarity and coherence: 10 marks
•Use of appropriate style: 5 marks
•Grammatical accuracy (deduct half a mark for each serious mistake): 5 marks
•Use of appropriate linkers: 4 marks
Progress 1 Writing Model Answer:
Dear Sir/MadamRe: Order for display stands, number YY27QG4359
I am writing to express our dissatisfaction with your service because of your failure to deliver our complete order on time.
When we received delivery of the stands, the feet were missing. This meant that we were unable to use them, as they do not stand up without the feet. I called your customer services department on July 15th and pointed out your mistake. I asked specifically for the feet to be delivered immediately, as we needed them for a customer visit on 16th. I pointed out that as it was your mistake, it was your responsibility to correct it. However, we did not receive delivery until the next day. It was by then too late for us to prepare our display for the visit. As a result, we lost the opportunity to impress important customers, which could have serious consequences for our business with them.
Your company failed to check that the first delivery was complete and failed to respond to our request to correct the mistake. We have therefore decided to cancel the purchase and return the stands. We request that you collect them at your own expense and refund our payment.
(194 words, not including opening and closing phrases)
Total marks: 100