B1 Preliminary Reading & Writing | Part 2 Set 3

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B1 Preliminary Reading

Set 3 of our practice exercises Part 2 of the Cambridge English B1 Preliminary Reading & Writing Section. It describes films being shown at a cinemaPart 2 has five short descriptions of people and eight short texts to read. You have to match each person to a text.

This part of the examination assesses your ability to read a lot of short texts to find specific information.

Films being shown at a cinema

The people below all want to go to the cinema. Below are descriptions of eight films. Decide which film would be the most suitable for each person or people. For questions 1-5, choose the correct letter (A-H).

A The Plank
Jason Smith stars in this well-known comedy about two workmen who have to deliver a long piece of wood to a house. But unfortunately the performances are not very good, and the film is too long for such a simple joke.

B The Law in Danger
A fast-moving adult story about New York police in danger. Based on a real-life story, it keeps you guessing right until the last minute. Although there are no big stars, there are some great performances.

C To the End of the World
A story based on a real-life journey to the North Pole. This film contains some quite wonderful wildlife photograph - make sure you see it while you have the chance, or you'll be sorry.

D Escape from the Island
You get spectacular scenery and lots of thrills in this action-packed story, in which a young captain recues terrified villagers from a volcanic island in the South Pacific.

E Teenager in Trouble
Here we live through a day in the life of a British teenager who has problems not only with his parents and their boring friends, but also with his first girlfriend who just doesn't seem to understand him.

F Have ever after
Don't forget your handkerchief for this story of a young college boy and girl who manage to survive all the pressures of modern life. And what an unforgettable wedding scene!

G Saving the Sheep
A really funny comedy, which takes place in the 1990s. A reporter and his very worried wife try to save a sheep from the local butcher. The actors really make the most of this clever script.

H Who Shot Perry?
It's a surprise to see so many famous names wasting their time in this dull detective. In the end you find yourself asking. 'Who cares?'


Question 1 of 5

1. Petro and Isabella go to the cinema several times a month. They particularly like detective stories and do not pay much attention to which actors are in the film.

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Question 2 of 5

2. Maria is studying art at university. She usually goes to the cinema on Saturday evening. She enjoys films that are based on real life and from which she can learn something.

Question 2 of 5

Question 3 of 5

3. George wants to take his 10-year-old son Josh to the cinema at the weekend. They want to see a film with plenty of excitement.

Question 3 of 5

Question 4 of 5

4. May has decided to take her mother to the cinema for her birthday. They both like love stories that have happy endings.

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Question 5 of 5

5. Robert is hard-working medical student. He doesn't have very much free time, but he likes going to the cinema to relax, and enjoys a good laugh.

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