Questions 21-27 (This is a Cambridge original exercise. Source here).


Read the articule about a young man and woman who lost a ring. Are sentences 21-27 'Right' (A) or 'Wrong (B)? If there is not enough information to answer 'Right' (A) or 'Wrong' (B), choose 'Doesn't say?' (C).

For questions 21-27, mark A, B or C on your answer sheet.


Thomas and Inger, who live in Sweden, are the happiest couple in the world. Two years ago, they were on a boat a few kilometres from the beach. Thomas asked Inger to marry him and he gave her a gold ring. He wanted to put the ring on Inger's finger, but he dropped it and fell into the sea. They were sure the ring was lost for ever.


That is, until last week, when Mr Carlsson visited them. He has a fish shop and he found the ring in a large fish which he was cutting up for one of his customers. The fish thought the ring was something to eat! Mr Carlsson knew that the ring belonged to Thomas and Inger because inside the ring there were some words. They were, 'To Inger, All my love, Thomas?. And so Mr Carlsson gave the ring back to them.

Inger now has two rings. When they lost the first one, Thomas bought Inger another one. But they think the one the fish ate is the best one.


21. Thomas asked Inger to marry him when they were on a boat.

22. Thomas put the gold ring on Inger's finger.

23. They returned from their boat trip without the ring.

24 Mr Carlsson often visited Thomas and Inger

25 Mr Carlsson caught the fish.

26. Mr Carlsson found the ring when he ate the fish.

27. Thomas and Inger prefer the first ring.