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There are lots of options for accommodation, entertainment, and shopping here. Shinjuku is the Tokyo you see on TV with its neon lights and the futuristic skyscrapers. During the day Shinjuku is a great area for shopping with big modern shopping malls like Lumine, Takashimaya Times Square and Odakyu filled with both international and Japanese brands. The heart of this area is the Shinjuku train station, one of the busiest stations in the world with over three million passing through each day. The west side of the Shinjuku train station Nishi-Shinjuku consists of corporate buildings and towers, like the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and the iconic futuristic Mode Gakuen Cocoon Towers.

Some of these buildings are really cool, so make sure to look upwards as you walk around Shinjuku. Well worth a visit is also the Golden Gai neighborhood with its many charming old tiny bars and restaurants. Many of which can only accommodate a handful of visitors at a time. Some are exclusive to local patrons and may politely let you know that when you poke your head in. Look out for menus in English outside the door for a good indication that they accept foreign customers. Similarly to Golden Gai Memory Lane is a narrow lane filled with restaurants and bars. It burned down in but thankfully the government decided to rebuild it exactly as before, preserving this little piece of old Japan.

Here the smell of barbequed meat hangs heavy in the air and the specialty is Yakitori, grilled spears of chicken, but you will also find other more exotic dishes such as grilled salamander and pig testicles. Be warned that vegetarian options are as good as nonexisting. Golden Gai and Memory Lane have been unchanged since the second world war and it is a miracle they have avoided being swallowed up by the modern Shinjuku. The Shinjuku area is also home to a labyrinth of narrow lanes with small stalls selling every conceivable item.

It is great fun to walk around here and get a little lost. Shinjuku can be pretty crowded with people, especially at weekends, and in the evenings you can be sure to meet some white-collar workers that have had a drink or two too many raving around in the streets. The Park Hyatt is one of the most exclusive and luxurious hotels in Tokyo. There are an indoor pool, a fitness center, and spa. Click for latest prices. It is easy to get here from the Airport using the Narita Express train, and it is a perfect place from which to explore Shinjuku and the rest of Tokyo.

The rooms are large by Tokyo standards and have all modern amenities such as flat screen tv, air-con, mini-bar, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a fitness center, and there are lots of restaurants and shopping malls within easy walking distance. The staff are very helpful and speak English quite well. Hotel Gracery Shinjuku This is a new hotel that is getting some rave reviews lately. The rooms are relatively spacious, clean and comfortable with flat screen tv, air con, and refrigerator. There is plenty of restaurants around the hotel and Shinjuku station is about a block away.

Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku This has been one of the most popular mid-range hotels in Shinjuku for years and is often sold out weeks in advance. So what makes it so popular? The hotel itself is fairly average, and the rooms are tiny, but its location is great. The hotel is bright and modern, with smallish but comfortable rooms that include a tv, refrigerator, microwave, safe and a washing machine!

Wifi is free and fast. They serve breakfast in the bar next door. In an otherwise very expensive part of Tokyo, this hotel offers excellent value for money. Shibuya area map — Click here for a larger version. You will not have a single dull moment in Shibuya. Shibuya attracts a younger crowd. This is where the teens of Tokyo gather and hang out with their bright futuristic clothes and colorful hair. They all meet up at Hachiko Plaza, named after the famous Hachiko dog which Japan loves , right in front of the Shibuya train station.

Shibuya Crossing, opposite the Shibuya train station, is the center of this area. Here you will find lots of shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants. If you are a young traveler yourself or if you are traveling with teenagers then this is an area you should definitely explore. This is the home of Kawaii, the strange and very Japanese phenomenon of cuteness. Omote-sando street is a great place to go shopping or at least window-shopping. This area also has lots of cool cafes and restaurants. There are lots of people in this area, especially during the weekends.

There is also a small red light district here. There is a lovely indoor pool and fitness center although they stupidly charge extra for its use. The bar on the 40th floor offers some spectacular views. Shibuya Granbell Hotel A small boutique hotel well located in the ever happening Shibuya with lots of cafes, shops and restaurants just a few minutes walk away.

The standard rooms are small but modern and have all comforts such as flat screen tv, air-con, refrigerator, and free Wi-Fi. If you require more space consider upgrading to their premier rooms. Breakfast is good with plenty of variety and is served in two locations make sure to go to the one on the 2nd floor. Tokyu Stay Shibuya Shibuya is not a great area for budget hotels. It is located on a quiet street close to Shinsen Station. The staff is very helpful, although not everyone speaks English very well.

Ginza area map — Click here for a larger version. Nowadays, Shinjuku and Shibuya have outshined Ginza a little when it comes to shopping, vitality, and energy, but Ginza still has the posh factor with all the famous high-end brands. It is also the perfect place to go window shopping and people watching. In the evenings the shops really light up and put up quite a colorful display to attract shoppers. On the weekends the traffic is closed off and Chuo Dori, the main shopping street, becomes a pedestrian-only zone which is really cool. In the evenings the nightlife around Giza is quieter and more upscale and mature than for instance Shinjuku with plenty of good restaurants and cocktail bars.

It is also a very safe area and excellent for families traveling with children. Several subway stops make Ginza a great base from which to explore the city.

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Just a short walk southeast of these luxury shopping streets, you will find the world famous fish market — Tsukiji Fish Market. The active fish market has moved but the outer market is as lively as ever and there are tons of excellent seafood restaurants here. Ginza is also the home of the Imperial Palace and the gardens surrounding it. To the east is the bustling business district of Marunouchi with several glossy towers like the Marunouchi Building with its restaurants, shopping and great views of the imperial grounds.

The heart of Marunouchi is, however, Tokyo Station, which is over a hundred years old. The rooms are lovely, classily furnished with all modern comforts and a super comfortable bed. The service is top-notch, and the location is hard to beat with Tokyo station just a few steps away offering easy access to every part of the city. Palace Tokyo Hotel The recently renovated Palace Hotel has a fantastic location overlooking the imperial garden just a few minutes walk from the Tokyo Station.

There is an indoor swimming pool, a well equipped training center, and a spa. The staff speaks English very well, and the service is world-class. This is a luxury hotel with a quiet elegance about it and an excellent choice if you are looking for a calm oasis in the heart of the city. Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo This is a relatively new mid-range hotel in an excellent location in the heart of Ginza.

Perfect for solo traveler or couples. Breakfast is excellent with Japanese and some western dishes on offer. The Wi-Fi is free and fast. Tokyu Stay Tsukiji This excellent budget hotel is right next to the entrance to the Tsukiji fish market with the Ginza shopping district just a short walk away. If you want to attend the early morning Tuna auction, this is a great option. The hotel is part of the Tokyu Stay chain of business hotels and offers brilliant value for money.

The rooms are cozy and have everything you need. They even managed to include a washer and microwave in the rooms! Wi-Fi is free and strong. Roppongi area map — Click here for a larger version. Roppongi is famous for entertainment and its nightlife, but it also contains several art museums, galleries, shopping centers, and theaters.

Roppongi Hills is the new heart of Roppongi and is an enormous complex including restaurants and shops, offices, cinemas, a hotel, and art museums. Not much really, but if you choose the wrong hotel here, the nightlife can be loud. The service is excellent, and the rooms are large and elegantly furnished. There is an indoor pool, sauna, and a well-equipped gym. The rooms are in modern Japanese style, clean, decent sized and well equipped with flat screen tv, air-con, and fridge.

There is a cool little bar downstairs, and there are plenty of good restaurants in this area. You can walk to the Roppongi metro station in ten minutes. Hotel Monterey Akasaka Hotel Monterey has clean and comfortable, albeit small rooms in an elegant old European style. The Wi-Fi is free and reasonably fast. The breakfast buffet is good with both Western and Japanese options. Ueno area map — Click here for a larger version. Ueno is a good choice economically as the hotels are cheaper here than in the more famous areas like Harajuku and Shibuya.

This area is perfect for those interested in museums, art galleries, zoo, and parks. To the north of the park, is Yanaka, a beautiful little area housing more than a hundred temples, relocated from all around Tokyo during the urban restructuring. Yanaka area miraculously survived both the big earthquake of that destroyed lots of Tokyo, the firebombing of world war II, and the modernization process of the postwar years.

Walking around this area feels quite magical and is worth a visit. The rooms are of average size for Tokyo aka small but well decorated with very comfortable beds, and all the modern amenities such as flat-screen tv and air con. The bathroom is a fascinating study in how to pack in a lot in a small space. The breakfast buffet is excellent with plenty of options for both Japanese and western dishes. The Onsen and spa department is lovely and well worth a visit. Click to check the latest prices. Dormy Inn Ueno Okachimachi This has a nice location, just a minute walk from Ueno Station and with a convenient store just outside of the hotel entrance.

Asakusa area map — Click here for a larger version. The area consists of low-lying residential buildings, so Tokyo Sky Tree sticks out and looks like it was dropped here by aliens. This area Ryogoku is also home to the National Sumo Stadium Kokugikan, so you will often see big chubby wresters waddling around, especially around Ryogoku Station. It is a quiet and laid-back area, especially compared to Shinjuku, Harajuku, and Shibuya.

It is home to plenty of budget accommodations and is generally considered one of the least expensive areas of Tokyo to stay in. It is also an excellent area to shop for traditional Japanese crafts to bring back as souvenirs. Spending a night in one is a must-try experience when in Japan. Sadachiyo Ryokan Why not try a Ryokan? If you want to try a traditional Japanese Inn in Tokyo, then Sadachiyo is an excellent choice.

Here you sleep on a futon bed, enjoy an Onsen hot spring bath and have a delicious authentic Japanese dinner and breakfast. The staff is very welcoming and helpful to foreigners, and the rooms all have private bathrooms. The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic This is a relatively new hotel located a quick two-minute walk away from the Asakusa station, making it easy to explore the city. There is a very nice open-air terrace and bar on the roof with a great view of the city and the Tokyo Skytree.

The rooms are clean, modern, well equipped and reasonably spacious by Japanese standards. Breakfast is excellent, and the view from the restaurant on the 13th floor is spectacular. There is a supermarket downstairs. It is a brand new hotel and quite spacious for a pod hotel. Every pod has lockable baggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

The underground station is right next door, and there are plenty of places to eat in the neighborhood. Akihabara area map — Click here for a larger version. The Akihabara neighborhood is called Akiba and is the center of the geek culture, a Mekka for manga and anime fans from all over the world. It is great fun just to walk around the streets of Akiba and watch the craziness. One story in the New York Post described an arrest in a gym locker room, where the officer grabbed his crotch , moaning, and a man who asked him if he was all right was arrested.

While no laws prohibited serving homosexuals, courts allowed the SLA discretion in approving and revoking liquor licenses for businesses that might become "disorderly". In , the New York Mattachine held a "sip-in" at a Greenwich Village bar named Julius , which was frequented by gay men, to illustrate the discrimination homosexuals faced. None of the bars frequented by gays and lesbians were owned by gay people in the s. Almost all of them were owned and controlled by organized crime , who treated the regulars poorly, watered down the liquor, and overcharged for drinks. However, they also paid off police to prevent frequent raids.

Greenwich Village contained the world's oldest gay and lesbian bookstore, Oscar Wilde Bookshop , founded in but permanently closed in citing the recession and the rise of online booksellers. In , the Village was the scene of an assault involving seven lesbians and a straight man that sparked appreciable media attention, with strong statements both defending and attacking the parties.

In June , thousands gathered in front of the Stonewall Inn to celebrate the ruling by the U. Supreme Court affirming same-sex marriage in all fifty U. Trump affecting both LGBTQ individuals and international immigrants, including those holding the intersection of these identities. Chelsea is one of the most gay-friendly neighborhoods in New York City.

The same phenomenon of gentrification in Greenwich Village which created a gay mecca in Chelsea has in turn spawned a new gay mecca in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan , just uptown, or north, of Chelsea, as gentrification has taken hold in Chelsea itself.

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Brooklyn is home to a large and growing number of same-sex couples. Same-sex marriages in New York were legalized on June 24, and were authorized to take place beginning 30 days thereafter. Adjacent Elmhurst and Jackson Heights , Queens , are focal hubs for the transgender community of New York City and collectively constitute the largest transgender hub in the world. Its interactive map features neighborhood sites important to NYC LGBT history in fields such as the arts, literature, and social justice, in addition to important gathering spaces, such as bars, clubs, and community centers.

As the LGBTQ community has achieved higher socioeconomic status and greater political clout over the decades, it has moved beyond the boundaries of New York City and spread out across the New York City metropolitan area. Westchester County in particular has spawned several gay villages concomitantly with hipster villages, notably in Hastings-on-Hudson , Dobbs Ferry , Irvington , and Tarrytown. Trenton , the state capital of New Jersey, elected Reed Gusciora, its first openly gay mayor, in In June , suburban Maplewood, New Jersey unveiled permanently rainbow-colored crosswalks to celebrate LGBTQ pride, a feature displayed by only a few other towns in the world, [54] including Rahway, New Jersey , which unveiled its own rainbow-colored crosswalks in June Politics in New York City are mainly liberal.

Rosenberg and Dunford stated that this political standpoint had historically been "generally beneficial to the gay community". In the Mayor of New York City elections, Edward Koch was the preferred candidate; there had been speculation that Koch was secretly a homosexual. However, Koch associated with religious figures opposed to homosexuality and did not pass LGBT civil rights bills, and therefore in , Frank Barbaro became the candidate favored by the LGBT political groups.

Co-founded in by Arthur Aviles , dancer and choreographer who performed with the Bill T. The programs at BAAD! Lambda Legal is headquartered in New York City. The Lesbian Herstory Archives is located in a townhouse in Brooklyn. It has 12, photographs, over 11, books, 1, periodical titles, and videos. There are also thousands of miscellaneous items. She was convicted of stealing the funds and misusing a credit card belonging to another person. In April she received a prison sentence of two concurrent terms, each two to six years. Winters' theft resulted in the closure of the agency.

The New York City Pride March rivals the Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade as the largest pride parade in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants and millions of sidewalk spectators each June. This riot and further protests and rioting over the following nights were the watershed moment in modern LGBT Rights Movement and the impetus for organizing LGBT pride marches on a much larger public scale. That the Annual Reminder, in order to be more relevant, reach a greater number of people, and encompass the ideas and ideals of the larger struggle in which we are engaged-that of our fundamental human rights-be moved both in time and location.

No dress or age regulations shall be made for this demonstration. We also propose that we contact Homophile organizations throughout the country and suggest that they hold parallel demonstrations on that day. We propose a nationwide show of support. Meetings to organize the march began in early January at Rodwell's apartment in Bleecker Street. For initial funding, Gunnison served as treasurer and sought donations from the national homophile organizations and sponsors, while Sargeant solicited donations via the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop customer mailing list and Nixon worked to gain financial support from GLF in his position as treasurer for that organization.

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Brenda Howard , a bisexual activist, is known as the "Mother of Pride" for her work in coordinating the march, and she also originated the idea for a week-long series of events around Pride Day which became the genesis of the annual LGBT Pride celebrations that are now held around the world every June. Martin aka Donny the Punk and gay activist L.

Craig Schoonmaker are credited with popularizing the word "Pride" to describe these festivities. The march took less than half the scheduled time due to excitement, but also due to wariness about walking through the city with gay banners and signs. Although the parade permit was delivered only two hours before the start of the march, the marchers encountered little resistance from onlookers. The Queer Liberation March is a protest march which was inaugurated in its current form on June 30, , coincident with Stonewall 50 - WorldPride NYC , marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Much of the documentary centers around drag culture.

African American and Latino members of the LGBT community in the 80s invented dances such as vogueing and coined terms such as 'reading' and 'throwing shade.

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The following is a list of some of these galas featuring the presence of celebrities :. It was founded in [] and describes itself as the world's largest LGBT synagogue. Historically, the St. However, the organizers announced that in the first LGBT group will be permitted to have a float. Bob The Drag Queen. Andy Cohen. Thomas Roberts. Category:LGBT culture.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Stonewall Inn in the gay village of Greenwich Village , Manhattan , the cradle of the modern gay rights movement. Sexual orientation. Homosexuality Bisexuality pansexuality polysexuality Asexuality gray asexuality Demographics Biology Environment. Social attitudes. Prejudice , violence. Academic fields and discourse. Queer studies Lesbian feminism Queer theory Transfeminism Lavender linguistics. Main article: Stonewall Inn. Main article: Stonewall Riots. Main article: Gay village. Main article: Greenwich Village. Main article: Chelsea, Manhattan.

This section needs expansion with: examples with reliable citations. You can help by adding to it. September Main article: Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan. Main article: Brooklyn. New York City Pride parade , at top, and below. There was little open animosity, and some bystanders applauded when a tall, pretty girl carrying a sign "I am a Lesbian" walked by.

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    Use the letters only once. There is one extra letter which you do not need to use. A It was a childhood dream. Speaker 1 B Teachers had recommended it. Speaker 2 C A friend had decided to do it. Speaker 3 CE D It offered a secure income. Speaker 4 : E E It is a family tradition. Speaker 5 CE F It is emotionally satisfying. Test 1 Part 4 You will hear an interview with someone who works in the film industry.

    A It confuses a lot of people. B It is just a name for the job. C It encourages him to work hard. B managerial. C administrative. B did the same kind of work as before. C had to change his working methods. B there were difficulties moving the equipment. C he wished he was in the studio. B the criticism he receives. C the effect on family life.

    B getting a qualification in maths. C doing a course in film production. B work in other areas of production. C continue doing the same job. Paper 4 Listening 27 There are two examiners. One will speak to you and your partner and the other will be listening. Both examiners will award marks.

    Part 1 3 minutes The examiner asks you and your partner questions about yourselves. The examiner then asks your partner a question about your photographs and your partner responds briefly. Then the examiner gives your partner two different photographs. Your partner talks about these photographs for one minute. This time the examiner asks you a question about your partner's photographs and you respond briefly.

    Part 3 approximately 3 minutes The examiner asks you and your partner to talk together. You may be asked to solve a problem or try to come to a decision about something. For example, you might be asked to decide the best way to use some rooms in a language school. The examiner gives you a picture to help you but does not join in the conversation. Part 4 approximately 4 minutes The interlocutor asks some further questions, which leads to a more general discussion of what you have talked about in Part 3.

    Test 2 On Saturday mornings I worked in the family shop. I started cycling down to the shop with Dad on Saturdays as soon as I was big enough. I thought of it as giving him a hand and so I didn't mind what I did, although it was mostly just fetching and carrying at a run all morning. I tried not to look at her; I had reason to feel guilty because I'd. I always hated going in there. She had an electric heater on full blast, and the windows were always kept tightly closed whatever the weather.

    There were piles of dusty catalogues and brochures on the floor. It was rather like visiting the headmistress at school, so I was very quiet and respectful. Gran searched through the mess of papers — V on her crowded desk, sighing and clicking her tongue. So, Janet, what's that per 20 hour? I'll give you a pound an hour; take it or leave it. No standing about, and if I catch you eating any of the stock, there'll be trouble.

    That's theft, and it's a crime. This was dull, but I hardly expected? Once or twice, however, when Dad was extra busy, I'd. I hated it. It was very difficult to remember the prices of everything and I was particularly hopeless at using the till. Certain customers made unkind remarks about this, increasing my confusion and the chances of my making a fool of myself.

    It was an old-established village shop, going back years at least and it was really behind the. Within a couple of weeks, she was eating frozen food like the rest of us. Paper 1 Reading 1 How did Janet feel when she first started her Saturday morning job? A She enjoyed the work that she was given. B She was pleased to be helping her father. C She worried that she was not doing it well.

    D She was only really interested in the reward. A It needed decorating. B It was untidy. C It had too much furniture in it. D It was dark. B a thirty-five-hour week. D the recommended wage. B angered. C confused.

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    D depressed. A Janet was unable to answer her question. B Janet had been unwilling to help her. C Janet had made an unhelpful suggestion. D Janet had answered her rudely. A She found that she liked frozen food after all. B A new shop opening in the village had one. D She responded to pressure from her customers. A She respected her fairness. B She doubted her judgement.

    C She disliked her manner. D She admired her determination. Test 2 Part 2 You are going to read an article written by someone who lives in a house in a valley. Soon snow began to fall. Within a day it lay some 15 centimetres deep. Up there the wind blasted fiercely. Deep in our valley we felt only sudden gusts of wind; trees swayed but the branches held firm. And yet we knew that there was reason for us to worry. The snow and wind were certainly inconvenient but they did not really trouble us greatly.

    D: : It reminded us of what could have occurred if circumstances had been different, if the flow of water from the hills had 32 not, many years before, been controlled, held back by a series of dams. Day after day, we watched furious clouds pile up high over the hills to the west. Sinister grey clouds extended over the valleys. El: We had seen enough of the sky; now we began to watch the river, which every day was becoming fuller and wilder. The snow was gradually washed away as more and more rain streamed from the clouds, but high up in the hills the reservoir was filling and was fast approaching danger level.

    And then it happened — for the first time in years the reservoir overflowed. Just a couple of metres from our cottage, the stream seemed wild beneath the bridge. For three days we prayed that it would stay below its wall. Fortunately, our prayers were answered as the dam held and the waters began to subside. On many occasions through the centuries before the dam was built, the river had flooded the nearby villages in just such a rage. Now, though, the dam restricts the flow of the river and usually all is well; the great mass of water from the hills, the product of snow and torrential rain, remains behind its barrier with just the occasional overflow.

    IE: Thanks to this protection we can feel our home in the valley is still secure and safe. It was the river, the Ryburn, which normally flowed so gently, that threatened us most. And yet the immense power of all this water above us prevents us from ever believing ourselves to be completely safe in our home. They twisted and turned, rising eastwards and upwards, warning of what was to come. It was far deeper than we'd ever seen it so near our home, lunging furiously at its banks.

    Paper 1 Reading We can thus enjoy, rather than fear, the huge clouds that hang over the valley, and can be thrilled by the tremendous power which we know the river possesses. It almost completely blocked our lane and made the streamside path slippery and dangerous. There in the heights it was like the Niagara Falls, as the water surged over the edge of the dam and poured into the stream below.

    It was the year when the storms came early, before the calendar even hinted at winter, even before November was out. Test 2 Part 3 You are going to read a magazine article in which five people talk about their characters. For questions , choose from the people A-E. The people may be chosen more than once. Which person or people state s the following?

    I used to avoid giving my opinions at work. Taking time off for your professional development can make you feel more self-assured. Everyone gets nervous at times. I find making notes very supportive in my work. E El: I've worked on having a confident appearance. E I am realistic about my abilities. My behaviour helps others relax too. E 34 Coiifidcnt people may loole as tliougli they were born that way, bu!

    Nina Hatliway aslesfiuc people how they did it. I was sure I wouldn't cope, but I surprised myself by doing well and someone there suggested that I should do a university course. There was a huge knot in my stomach the day I turned up for my first lecture. Looking back, working at the school was the tuming point in my life that has helped everything else fall into place. It all started four years ago when my father became ill and I had to take over the family business.

    I was so scared, I went over the top and became a bit too aggressive and impatient. I thought that was what confident people were like, but gradually I learned otherwise. To be confident you've got to believe in yourself. I tell myself that I've got nothing to lose. The best ever piece of advice came from my mother when I was agonising as a teenager about wearing the right clothes.

    I also think you gain confidence by tackling things that scare you. When I took my driving test I was so nervous, but I passed. My company runs a lot of training courses, and going on those has built up my self—esteem. The company also encourages employees to set manageable targets. Eventually, I summoned up the confidence to start making my point. Even so, when I first worked in politics, I'd never spoken in public before and always used to shake like a leaf. Read Peter's email and the notes you have made. Then write an email to Peter using all your notes.

    Do 50uHd5 you think we should book the Majestic Hotel for the - but evening and have the party there? Anna loves music so sxperieive we could have a live band. Do you have any ideas? And can you suggest something that day else that will make this party really special? Yes, how Best wishes about Peter Write your email. Your teacher has now asked you to write an essay, giving your opinions on the following statement: Young people always want to dress differently from their parents.

    Food and accommodation are provided. You just pay the air fare. You will — look after children aged 8 — help organise sports and evening activities — work in the kitchens Write to the director, Mrs Connor. Write your application. The story must begin with the following words: Michael closed the door and knew at that moment he had made a mistake. Write your story. The best articles will be published next month. Write an article about the importance of truth and lies in Officially Dead.

    For a few days each summer, artists from all over Europe 1 at this village near the north coast of Sicily to 2 the creative atmosphere. During their stay, the artists get together with the local people to paint a one—kilometre long picture that runs the 3 of the high street. As a result, 7 few villagers are rich, almost every home has at least one painting by a well-known European artist. Visitors to the village are eagerly 8 into homes to see these paintings.

    The festival was the idea of Antonio Presti, a local businessman who 9 it up several years ago. Since then, Pettineo has 10 a sort of domestic art museum in 11 any visitor can ring a doorbell, go into a house and 12 a painting. Test 2 Part 2 For questions , read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. This is probably Actors can have problems If they have Other problems can occur with food In a recent film, during Having cut off a whole chicken leg he completely forgot The scene had to be filmed This would not really have mattered At They therefore have to look good and are In addition to this, competition and customer demand mean that airports generally have to have For instance, there are Good road and rail However, it is becoming One reason for this is that aircraft, despite This of course means that Test 2 Part 4 For questions , complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given.

    LIKE John. SEEN Susan wanted to know. Paper 3 Use of English 39 Dan never takes any notice of my advice.

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    FUN Every. Where has the woman just come from? A asupermarket B ahospital C a football match 2 You hear a man talking about a mobile phone he has bought. What most attracted him to this phone? A its size B its reliability C its price 3 You hear a man talking on the phone about buying a house. What is the purpose of his call? A to apologise B to complain C to obtain information 4 You hear a teenage girl talking about her hobby.

    What is she talking about? A a computer game B a musical instrument C a piece of sports equipment 44 Paper 4 Listening On the news, you hear a story about a cat. Where was the cat found? A in a train carriage B on the railway lines C on a station platform You hear a woman talking about how she gets ideas for her work.

    Who is the woman? A anovelist B an artist C a film-maker You hear two people talking. How does the woman feel? A surprised B satisfied C relieved You turn on the radio and hear a man speaking. What are you listening to? A a history programme B a science-fiction story C an advertisement 45 Test 2 Part 2 You will hear part of a radio programme about bags for walkers.

    Bags for walkers Rod's shop sells bags and other : equipment. External pockets can be used to carry tools that are It is important that shoulder straps are A horizontal bar will prevent shoulder straps from Padded parts of the bag should have plenty of 46 Paper 4 Listening Part 3 You will hear five different students who are studying away from home.