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LOST? NEVER AGAIN!


Imagine the situation. You are driving alone in the desert or in the mountain. You have no idea where you are. You passed the last house two hours ago. Then your car breaks down. It is night and it is cold. You have no mobile phone. What to do? Well, next time take a GPS with you. This invention may be able to help you. It is a device which uses satellite to locate the user’s position. It can locate your position to within 20 metres. Some GPS devices are even more accurate. A GPS cannot start your car, but at least you will know where you are.

GPS, which means Global Positioning System, is a small portable radio receiver. It looks like a mobile phone. You can hold it in your hand, or put it in your pocket. It is sometimes fitted into a watch or a telephone. You also find GPS devices in cars, aeroplanes, or boats. Some of these devices, foe example the Garmin GPSMAP 60, have electronic maps, so you know exactly, where you are. For example, in a city they can tell you the name of the street.

There are three parts to the Global Positioning System. The first part is the receiver. You can hold it in your hand, or have it fixed into your car, plane, etc. The second part is a group of satellites orbiting the Earth. The satellites carry atomic clocks and transmit radio signals. The receiver contacts at least four of the satellites. It measures the distance from each satellite, using the radio waves and the times. The receiver then calculates its exact position. The third part of the system is a network of ground stations. They are located all over the world. They control the satellites and make sure they are working well.

The United States Department of Defense designed the system for the military. They launched the first satellite into space in 1978. In the 1980s the government made the system available for everyone – for free. By 1998 there were 24 satellites in orbit around the world. When a satellite becomes old or breaks down, a new satellite is sent up in its place.

Some people think that in the future the GPS will be as common as the mobile. They are becoming cheaper and more and more accurate. There are also new users for the GPS, such as tracking criminals. Perhaps they will become like watches. Everyone will have one and you will never be lost again!


^ 1 Are the statements below true (T) or false (F)?

1 a) GPS can help you to start the engine of your car.

2 b) Ground stations are used to measure the distance by means of radio waves.

3 c) In the US one should pay a small amount of money when using a GPS.

4 d) The GPS satellites are replaced from time to time.

5 e) GPS stands for ‘Global Portable System’.


^ 2 Match the halves of the sentences below with the correct endings.

6 One can keep a GPS in the pocket

7 When driving in an unknown place

8 You don’t have to hold a GPS in your hand

9 A GPS will give a good chance

10 The GPS devices are valued

a) once it is fixed.

b) to those dealing with crime

c) for their accuracy

d) because of its small size.

e) you may use a GPS for navigation.


^ II. For questions 11 – 90 decide which answer best fits each space.

11 a) The children don’t eat sweats and chocolate before they go to bed at night. It’s bad for their teeth.

b) The children aren’t eating sweats and chocolate before they go to bed at night. It’s bad for their teeth.

12 a) Do interest rates usually go up in order to reduce inflation?

b) Are interest rates usually going up in order to reduce inflation?

13 a) I’ll be with you in a minute. I’m just finishing something in the kitchen.

b) I’ll be with you in a minute. I just finish something in the kitchen.

14 a) What does ‘heliotrope” mean? I can’t find it in the dictionary.

b) What means ‘heliotrope”? I can’t find it in the dictionary.

15 a) Most people aren’t believing in the existing of UFOs.

b) Most people don’t believe in the existing of UFOs.

16 a) Now that there’s electricity in the village, Santos is thinking of getting his house connected.

b) Now that there’s electricity in the village, Santos think of getting his house connected.

17 a) My brother was applying for a visa six times before he got one.

b) My brother applied for a visa six times before he got one.

18 a) The pool in the hotel was absolutely comfortable so we swimmed in it every day with pleasure.

b) The pool in the hotel was absolutely comfortable so we swam in it every day with pleasure.

19 a) Elizabeth was hunting when messengers arrived with the news of Robert and Ann’s wedding.

b) Elizabeth hunted when messengers arrived with the news of Robert and Ann’s wedding.

a) It’s all arranged. Marcello’s restaurant is delivering all kinds of food and drink on Saturday afternoon party.

b) It’s all arranged. Marcello’s restaurant deliver all kinds of food and drink on Saturday afternoon party.

20 a) At the time of our arrival the city was moving forward through a period of rapid expansion.

b) At the time of our arrival the city was moved forward through a period of rapid expansion.

21 a) The mechanics had repaired the engine before the car was ready to

participate in the race.

b) The mechanics repaired the engine before the car was ready to participate

in the race.

22 a) My family has lived in this country for over ten years and we are not going to move the house

b) My family lived in this country for over ten years and we are not going to move the house.

23 a) The wedding of Prince William and Kathrin has just taken place in London.

b) The wedding of Prince William and Kathrin just took place in London.

24 a) “Where is Susan?” –“She has been painting her bathroom all the

morning”.

b) “Where is Susan?” – “She has painted her bathroom all the morning”.

25 a) The 10.30 train to Bristol is always half empty. Believe me, you will find a seat.

b) The 10.30 train to Bristol is always half empty. Believe me, you are going to find a seat.

26 a) Oh, our guests are here! I’ll go and bring some juice for them.

b) Oh, our guests are here! I’m going to go and bring some juice for them.

27 a) Sit down and watch the TV. I finish this letter quickly before I join you.

b) Sit down and watch the TV. I’m going to finish this letter quickly before I join you.

28 a) It’s all arranged. Marcello’s restaurant is delivering all kinds of food and drink on Saturday afternoon party.

b) It’s all arranged. Marcello’s restaurant delivers all kinds of food and drink on Saturday afternoon party.

29 a) The tour is departing on October 11th for 15 days and costs $495.

b) The tour departs on October 11th for 15 days and costs $495.

30 a) The weather in London has been awful in the last few weeks.

b) The weather in London has awful been in the last few weeks.


31 _______ food producers deliver a weekly box of fruit and vegetables to you door?

a) Does b) Are c) Have

32 ________ Britney Spears staying in the Waldorf Astoria on this visit to New York?

a) Does b) Is c) Did

33 When exactly ________ the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao open?

a) did b) were c) have

34 _______ you registered the birth with the authorities yet?

a) Did b) Do c) Have

35 _______ your farther sell the business after the retirement age next year?

a) Does b) Will c) Has

36 Chelsea played _______ than Arsenal.

a) well b) better c) more well

37 This is ___________ part of the exam.

a) the most important b) important c) more important

38 This ice-cream isn’t_______ as the cake.

a) so delicious b) more delicious c) as delicious

39 Alan works for BBC _____ as Richard.

a) as hard b) so hard c) more hard

40 Are you looking for a cheap holiday? ~ Yes, ______ the better.

a) the cheap b) the cheaper c) more cheaper

41 My children can’t play computer games every day_______ they have a lot of homework.

a) although b) but c) because

42 _______my children have a lot of homework, they play computer games every day.

a) because b) but c) although

43 They like living here _______it’s near the shop.

a) so b) and c) because

44 In my bedroom there is a bed ______ a wardrobe.

a) so b) because c) and

45 Tom and his brother are friendly, _______sometimes they fight a bit.

a) because b) but c) although

46 A lot of sandwiches ______in this students’ canteen every day.

a) are sold b) sold c) was sold

47 Too much money _______ last year on the personal expenses.

a) were spent b) is spent c) was spent

48 This documentary __________ next week by millions of people.

a) are watched b) will be watched c) is watched

49 A lot of English grammar books _________ every year.

a) was sold b) sold c) are sold

50 The children _______ taken on holiday by their grandparents.

a) have been taken b) is taken c) was taken

51 I looked everywhere for the book but I _______________ find it.

a) have to b)can’t c) was able to d) couldn’t

52 Nobody answered the phone. I____________ to call once more later.

a)should b) had c)must d) was able to

53 If we go to town tomorrow, we _____________ do some shopping.

a) must b)could c)will be able to d) should

54 When we are at school we ____________do home work every day.

a) don’t have b) must c)have d) need

55 He had hurt his leg, so he ______________ walk very well.

a) can b) were able to c)couldn’t d) won’t be able to

56 Mr. Timpson has never_________ to cook well.

a) been able b)was able c)has d) will be able to

57 If I had one million dollars, I ______________ a yacht.

a)would probably buy b) probably bought c)will probably buy d)had probably bought

58 If I had seen her, I _________to her. But I didn’t see her.

a) spoke b) would speak c) speak d) would have spoken

59 If we had a big house, ____________ invite friends.

a) we’ll b)we’ll be able to c) we’d be able to d) we can

60 I’d have made an omelette if there ______________ some eggs.

a) are b) will be c) were d) had been

61 If I __________ early tomorrow morning, I’ll go jogging.

a)will get up b) get up c) got up d) would get up

62 We arrived _____________ the airport ten minutes late.

a) into b) at c) to d) in

63 I’ve got a meeting ______________ Thursday afternoon.

a) at b)in c) on d) to

64 You don't need this word. You should cross it.

a) down b) out c) over d) up

65 Tim wore sunglasses to protect his eyes ____________ the sun.

a) of b) before c) from d) to

66 Benjamin was proud _______________ himself for winning the prize.

a) in b) for c) of d) with

67 We could see the balloon high ________________the town.

a) above b) in c) onto d) up

68 I’m going on a business trip. I’ll be back _____________ a day or two.

a) at b) in c) on d) after

69 Do you promise to come? I depend ___________you to be here.

a) from b) at c) on d) for

70 The job is similar __________my old one.

a) with b )to c) as if d) as

71 Would you rather go home _____________ taxi?

a) in b) on c)by d) at

72 They’ve invited us ___________ their house for dinner

a) in b)at c) for d) to

73 Sydney in Australia is famous _______________ its Opera House.

a) for b) from c) with d) about

74 Cricket is quite different _________________ baseball.

a) than b) from c) with d) to

75 My parents live ________________ 42 London Road.

a) in b) at c) on d) of

76 Will you be _________________ home tomorrow afternoon.

a) in b) on c) at d) to

77 The car sank __________ a stone to the bottom of the river.

a) as b) like

78 – Have they sent you your cheque _________?

a) already b) yet

79 She had very ___________ money with her that time.

a) little b) few

80 It is ________raining, look. How much longer can it go?

a) still b) yet

81 I’ll be busy for most of this week. I won’t have any time ____________ Friday.

a) by b) until

82 You’ll have to be quiet ______________ for performance

a) during b) while

83 Your English is very ______________.

a) good b) well

84 The weather was bad when we were on holiday. It rained ___________ the time.

a) most b) most of

85 I invited Diana and Mike to the party and they ____________ promised to come.

a) all b) both

86 It costs _____________money to travel around the world

a) much b) many

87 Everyone likes Tina. She is ____________ a nice woman.

a) such b) so

88 - Which jacket do you prefer, this one or that one.

-I don’t like ______________ of them.

a) either b) neither

89 Are you going to ____________ her about our meeting?

a) say b) tell

90 Who are these girls? I know _____________ of them.

a) either b) neither


III. For questions 91-100 decide to which part of speech each of the given words belongs. Circle the letter corresponding to the appropriate part of speech.


NOUN

Verb

Adjective

n

v

a

91 justify n v a

92 imagination n v a

93 sensitive n v a

94 validity n v a

95 systemize n v a

96 careless n v a

97 fulfilment n v a

98 flotate n v a

99 furious n v a

100 reliable n v a

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