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1 Entry Exam 2016 in English Family Name: First Name: Present School: Duration: 50 minutes Your are not allowed to use pencil. Use a pen! You may leave early. (When finished, turn your test upside down and leave quietly.) This section is for official use only. POINTS: / 85 MARK: Corrected by: 1

2 A READING COMPREHENSION Read the following text and answer the questions on the next page by marking an X in the appropriate box. Comedy Kids Do you enjoy watching comedy? Do all your friends at school think that you tell great jokes? Then why not come and see what s happening at Comedy Kids? Comedy Kids have comedy clubs in a number of countries for young people between They re real clubs with real comedians, who are just as familiar with working in adult comedy clubs as they are working with children. But don t just take our word for certain come and see for yourself! The Comedy Kids company was started by John Winterton, who says that no-one had thought of being a stand-up comedian 1 for young people until he arrived. In fact, his act quickly became so popular that he soon found lots of other comedians who wanted to work with his company and make programmes for families and young people. And if you think, as many others do, that a young people s comedian jumps on stage 2 in a colourful costume and big red nose think again. John usually appears dressed in a cool black jacket and trousers more like a Hollywood movie star than a circus clown! If you re having a party at home Comedy Kids can come and perform for you there at your party just ask! Of course, it s not the same as acting on stage, so we re always looking for comedians in the clubs who are good at working with small numbers of young people and we ve discovered there aren t many of them around! But the ones who we have found are brilliant. Your personal comedian will also help you to tell your guests some jokes and stupid stories and they can take part too, if they want! It ll be fun and very different from any party you ve ever had before! Here at Comedy Kids, it s not just about the grown-up people telling the jokes. We also have very short open moments when young people have the chance to show their talents. But we must still find someone who can do that without preparation, so we ve organised the world s first Comedy Classes to teach young people how to tell jokes on stage. At the moment our classes are only once a month, but we re planning to start a number of other classes over the coming year. So if you want to be a comedian but don t want to wait until you grow up, this is where you can do it. And if you re creative but feel that you don t have the confidence 3 to open your mouth, we can certainly help you. We ll listen to what you want to do, and try to make your dream come true. So what are you waiting for? Come to Comedy Kids! 1 Bühnenkomiker 2 Bühne 3 Vertrauen 2

3 Are these statements true or false? True False 1 Comedy Kids operates a number of internationally-based clubs for young people. 2 Comedy Kids comedians have had as much experience working with children as with adults. 3 According to John Winterton, he is the first ever young people s stand-up comedian. 4 John looks like most people s idea of a typical artist for young people. 5 Comedy Kids only hold special parties at their clubs for young people. 6 A lot of Comedy Kids comedians have the right qualities for performing at young people s parties. 7 Guests at Comedy Kids parties are invited to perform if they wish. 8 Comedy Kids have discovered lots of good young comedians who have not been trained. 9 In a year s time there ll be more classes available for young people wanting to become comedians. 10 Comedy Kids prefer it if the young people who come to them are already quite confident. Points: 10 / B Vocabulary: Find one word in the text Comedy Kids which has a similar meaning as: 1 funny little stories (in paragraphs 1-3) = 2 a grown-up person (in paragraphs 1-3) = 3 "clothing" / clothes (in paragraphs 1-3) = 4 great (in paragraph 4) = 5 possibility (in paragraph 5) = Points: 05 / 3

4 C Short answers: Give short answers. Do you live in Berlin? No, I don t. 1 Does Ann still work for IBM? No,. 2 Is Carol working this weekend? Yes,. 3 Were you born here, John? No,. 4 Are you both going home now? Yes,. 5 Did the taxi come on time? Yes,. 6 Do your children like school? No,. Points: 06 / D Questions: Write questions for these answers. A: Where do you live? B: We live in Basel. 1 A: When work? B: I usually start work at A: Why French? B: Joe? He s learning it for fun. 3 A: How to work? B: Paul? He goes to work by train. 4 A: How much? B: My coat? It cost A: How many children? B: They have two children. 6 A: Who for? B: I m waiting for Thomas. 7 A: How often tennis? B: We play tennis once a week. 8 A: What time? B: We re meeting at 10 o clock. Points: 08 / 4

5 E Irregular verbs: Write the past simple and the past participle form of these verbs. Infinitive Past simple Past Participle Infinitive Past simple Past participle to come came participle come to find to speak to tell to see to take to eat to think to give to say to meet to buy to do to break to go to drive Points: 15 / F Present simple or present continuous? Put the verbs in brackets in the correct form. Look, your friend is waiting (wait) at the bus stop! Yes, I know (know). 1 A: Would you like to come to the cinema this evening? B: I m sorry, I can t. My sister (stay) with us at the moment. A: How long (she/stay)? 2 A: What (this word mean)? I (not/understand) this sentence. 3 A: We (usually/spend) a month in France, but this year we (stay) here. B: Yes, this year we (not go) on holiday, either. 3 A: Where (your brother/work)? B: He (work) for a big computer company. Points: 09 / 5

6 G Some and Any. Complete these dialogues with some /any, something / anything, someone / anyone or somewhere / anywhere. Can I have some milk in my coffee, please? 1 A: Could you do for me, please? B: Sure, but I don t have time this evening. 2 A: I ve rung the office several times but I can t get hold of. B: There must be there. 3 A: What time shall we meet tomorrow time in the morning? B: No, it will have to be in the afternoon because is coming to repair the heating in the morning. 4 A: I haven t done all day. It s been wonderful! B: And I ve been really busy. I haven t had time to relax. Points: 08 / H Comparisons: Make comparisons and add as or than if necessary. This film is more interesting (interesting) than the film we saw last week. 1 A glass of water in this restaurant costs the same a glass of wine. Normally wine is (expensive) water. 2 It s much (difficult) to get a cheap flight to New York I have expected. 3 The blue pullover is the (cheap) of them all, but is it really the (good)? 4 I ve just had some bad news. My grandmother s illness is (serious) the doctors first thought. 5 What s the (bad) thing that has ever happened to you? Points: 10 / 6

7 I Present or Past? Fill in the verbs in brackets in the correct form. Examples: A: What did you do (you/do) last Sunday? B: I visited (visit) some friends in Zurich. I visit (visit) them once a month. 1 A: (be) the party good yesterday? B: Yes, we (dance) and (have) a good time. 2 A: Has the match between FCB and YB finished yet? B: No, I think they (still/play). I hope FCB will win, they (not/win) last time. 3 A: Look out of the window! Someone (come) up the road and he (carry) a letter in his hands. 4 A: I (not hear) your phone call last night. (try) to call me more than once? Points: 09 / K Complete the questions with the missing question words. 1 was Queen's first concert? In London. 2 was in the band? Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and Brian May. 3 top ten hits did they have in their career? Twenty-four. 4 was their greatest hit? It was Bohemian Rhapsody. 5 did they stay together? Twenty years, from 1971 to Points: 05 / Total number of points: (85) 7

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