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You are going to read three extracts which are all concerned in some way with travel and tourism. For questions 1--6, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to the text.

EXTRACT FROM A NOVEL

'Oh, Lyn, you can't be serious.' Bridget Cooper flicked her auburn hair back in a careless gesture that distracted every man within a two-table radius, and glanced at me reprovingly. 'You look like death warmed up, you know. The last thing you should do is take another transatlantic flight.' With anybody else, I might have argued that I'd slept straight through the New York flight two days ago, and that my next business flight wouldn't be until the twenty-first of January. _. but with Bridget, I knew, I'd be wasting my breath. Besides, I'd known her long enough to realise this was simply preamble. Bridget never worried about anybody's health except her own. And she never rang me at nine on a Monday, suggesting we meet and have lunch, unless she had a reason. Bridget was a one-off, an exceptionally talented writer with a wild imagination that made her books for children instant classics, and a wild nature that drove the poor directors of my literary agency to distraction. In the four years since I'd signed her as a client, Bridger's books had earned a fortune for the Simon Holland Agency, but her unpredictability had caused much tearing of hair among my colleagues. My favourite of her escapades - the day she'd kicked the BBC presenter - was now a Simon Holland legend. And I, who had survived four years, and one week's holiday in France with Bridget, had risen to the status of a martyr. ~ -----How does Lyn feel when Bridget advises her against travelling? A B C D 2 touched by her friend's concern offended by her friend's reasons surprised at her friend's insistence suspicious of her friend's motives

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What do we learn about Lyn's colleagues? A B C D They are unwilling to work with Bridget. They find it hard to take Bridget seriously. They admire L'In for putting up with Bridget. They blame Lyn for introaucing Bridget as a client. TEST 3, PAPER 1. READING

The art of travel
Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than a moving plane, ship or train. There is an almost quaint correlation between what is in front of our eyes and the thoughts that we are able to have in our heads: large thoughts at times requiring large views, new thoughts, new places. Introspective reflections which are liable to stall are helped along by the flow of the landscape. The mind may be reluctant to think properly when thinking is all it is supposed to do. The task can be as paralysing as having to tell a joke or mimic an accent on demand. Thinking improves when parts of the mind are given other tasks, are charged with listening to music or following a line of trees. Of all modes of transport, the train is perhaps the best aid to thought: the views have none of the potential monotony of those on ship or plane, they move fast enough for us nor to get exasperated but slowly enough to identify objects. They oiler us brief, inspiring glimpses into private domains, letting us see a woman at the precise moment when she takes a cup from a shelf in her kitchen, then carrying us on to a patio where a man is sleeping and then to a park where a child is catching a ball thrown by a figure we cannot see.

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According to the writer, why may people think deeply on a long journey? A B C D They are inspired by things they see out of the window. They are bored and so have lots of time for reflection. The mind is only partly occupied in looking at the view. The mind is free of its usual eve~day preoccupations.

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He sees the train as the most conducive to thought because of A B C D the particular speed at which it travels. the varied landscape through which it passes. the chance it gives us to compare our lives with others'. the need to keep pace...
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