'TASK 1 – Long reading Read the following text about Shakespeare and answer the 15 questions.

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Questions 1-5 (one mark per question) The test on page 1 has five paragraphs (1-5). Choose the best title for each paragraph from A-F below and write the letter (A-F) on the lines below. There is one title you do not need.

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Question 1

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Questions 1-5 (one mark per question) The test has five paragraphs (1-5). Choose the best title for each paragraph from A-F below and write the letter (A-F) on the lines below. There is one title you do not need. 'True face of Shakespeare' appears in botany book” Paragraph 1 A 400-year-old botany book contains what could be the only known portrait of Shakespeare made in his lifetime, according to an academic expert. Botanist and historian Mark Griffiths cracked an "ingenious cipher" (1) to identify the playwright in an engraving in the 16th-Century work. Paragraph 1 ____________________
Answer
  • Shakespeare´s Portrait in his mid-30s.
  • A previous untrue finding.
  • A XVI Relic.
  • It appeared in a Book of Plants.
  • William Rogers was Shakespeare.
  • Opposition said.

Question 2

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Paragraph 2 "This is what Shakespeare looked like, drawn from life and in the prime of life," he said. Details of his discovery are revealed in this week's issue of Country Life. Mark Hedges, the magazine's editor, hailed it as "the literary discovery of the century". Speaking at London's Rose Playhouse, he said the Shakespeare portrait was the "only known verifiable portrait of the world's greatest writer in his lifetime". He added that the engraving showed the Bard aged 33 and "in his prime". "He's written Midsummer Night's Dream and he's shortly to write Hamlet. He has a film star's good looks." Paragraph 2 ____________________
Answer
  • Shakespeare´s Portrait in his mid-30s.
  • A previous untrue finding.
  • A XVI Relic.
  • It appeared in a Book of Plants.
  • William Rogers was Shakespeare.
  • Opposition said.

Question 3

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Paragraph 3 But Professor Michael Dobson, director of the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham, said he was "deeply unconvinced" by the theory. "I haven't seen the detailed arguments but Country Life is certainly not the first publication to make this sort of claim," he said. "One has seen so many claims on Shakespeare based on somebody claiming to crack a code. And nobody else has apparently been able to decipher this for 400 years. "And there's no evidence that anybody thought that this was Shakespeare at the time." Paragraph 3 ____________________
Answer
  • Shakespeare´s Portrait in his mid-30s.
  • A previous untrue finding.
  • A XVI Relic.
  • It appeared in a Book of Plants.
  • William Rogers was Shakespeare.
  • Opposition said.

Question 4

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Paragraph 4 It is not the first time such claims have been made about a Shakespeare portrait. In 2009, a painting known as the Cobbe portrait was put on show by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon. The trust said it was convinced the artwork - thought to date back to 1610 - was an authentic portrait, but some critics said the picture was not of Shakespeare. Paragraph 4 ____________________
Answer
  • Shakespeare´s Portrait in his mid-30s.
  • A previous untrue finding.
  • A XVI Relic.
  • It appeared in a Book of Plants.
  • William Rogers was Shakespeare.
  • Opposition said.

Question 5

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Paragraph 5 Griffiths made his discovery when he was researching the biography of pioneering botanist John Gerard (1545-1612), author of The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes. The 1,484 page book, published in 1598, is described as the largest single-volume work on plants that has been published in English. Griffiths said on Tuesday that he was aware of only 10 surviving copies of the first edition that contained the title page with an engraving by William Rogers. Paragraph 5____________________
Answer
  • Shakespeare´s Portrait in his mid-30s.
  • A previous untrue finding.
  • A XVI Relic.
  • It appeared in a Book of Plants.
  • William Rogers was Shakespeare.
  • Opposition said.

Question 6

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Questions 6-10 (one mark per question) Choose the five statements from A-H below that are TRUE according to the information given in the text on page 1. Write the letters of the TRUE statements on the lines below (in any order).
Answer
  • Professor Dobson disagreed about the finding.
  • A review wants to analyse the finding.
  • Shakespeare´s portrait appeared in an old book.
  • In 1598, a 1,484 page book published the well-known poet´s engraving.
  • The book has two volumes.
  • In 2009 The Cobbe was shown a real Shakespeare´s portrait, but some critics did not believe it.
  • The playwright looked like a Hollywood actor.
  • The book was translated into French.

Question 7

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Questions 11-15 (one mark per question) Complete sentences 11-15 with a word, phrase or number from the text. Select the word, number or phase on the list below. 11. The botany book is ____________ years old.
Answer
  • Four hundred
  • Fourty hundred
  • 4,000

Question 8

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12. The engraving showed Shakespeare in his ________, that is to say in his best stage.
Answer
  • prime of live
  • prime of life
  • primary life

Question 9

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13. The director of the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham was not deeply ________________.
Answer
  • unconvinced
  • committed
  • convinced

Question 10

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14. There are two finger-hands of ______________.
Answer
  • lost copyes.
  • copy.
  • surviving copies.

Question 11

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15. John Gerard died when he was __________ years old.
Answer
  • seventy seven
  • seventy six
  • sixty seven
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