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Test 1 / 15

You will hear a journalist reporting on a scientific expedition to a volcano in Papua New Guinea

The journalist comments that themade up the majority of the expedition team.

TVfilm crew

To provide for the team,were grown in the jungle six months in advance.

sweet potatoes

An advance party, led by an expert on, went into the volcano crater before the rest of the team.


The teeth of afound in the crater were unusual.


Inside the volcano, butterflies the size of awere observed by the team.


A new species of caterpillar may be given a name based on theof a well-known politician.


Naturalist Steve Backshall’s search for new species was concentrated around theinside the crater.


By using what’s known as athe team was able to discover one of the world’s largest rats.

camera trap

As part of the expedition, some members of the team tried to make a map of theon another island.

Test 2 / 15

You will hear a nutritionist talking about the production and uses of mastic, a spice that is found in the Mediterranean area.

Mastic is collected from a tree which looks like a smaller form of the tree.


Mastic resin will only in the region around the Mediterranean.


Basic tools like are employed to remove impurities from the mastic.

pinssimple pins

Crystals of mastic have been referred to as in literature.

tearssilver tears

The sale of mastic crystals is handled by a to ensure that the growers get a fair deal.

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It is thought that mastic was first used as by ancient peoples.

chewing guma chewing gum

When mastic is added to it slows down the melting process.

ice creamice-cream

Flavoured drinks are made in which have had mastic burned under them.

potsclay pots

Some people believe that mastic can help in the treatment of health problems, especially some conditions.

Test 3 / 15

You will hear a radio programme about Biomimicry, the science of copying nature in order to create new technologies.

Biomimicry imitates nature’s structures, processes and to create new ideas.


Velcro was developed after its inventor observed the sticking qualities of one particular plant’s

seed heads

Wood has the beneficial feature of being able to

hold nails

The synthetic ‘wood’ created for the post office will not according to surrounding environmental conditions.

change shape

The Namibian Fog Basking beetle uses its ability to in order to live in harsh conditions.

harvest moisture

A on the beetle’s shell repels water and aids the formation of large droplets.

waxy finish

The Sahara Forest project utilised this concept in the design of a .


The ‘Able Project’ uses from the composting process as an input to the fish farm.


The extinction of one species of has prevented scientists from finding a cure for excess stomach acid.

Test 4 / 15

You will hear someone called Kate Charters describing her career.

Kate’s first job involved selling by phone.

classified advertising

Three years later, she started working for a company called .

Soundcraft Electronics

When she joined Visnews, she first worked in the company’s

film library

The videos was made by Visnews were on topics of special interest.


The videos was made by Visnews were sold in shops and by methods.

direct marketing

At the Castle Communications, one “site deal” involved holding a at a theme park.

launch event

She returned to Visnews and is currently in charge of its .

Special Locations Departmentoperation

Kate’s present job involves providing companies with the services of as well as with certain facilities and technology.

camera crews

Throughout her career. she has been given valuable assistance by someone who is employed by a .

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