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Final Test

Listening Sub-Test
SECTION 1 Questions 1-10

Questions 1-4

Listen to the conversation between two people in a shop which sells electronic goods.
Put a circle around the letter of the item they choose.

Example:

A B

C D

Question 1

A B

C D
Question 2

A B

C D

Question 3

A B

C D
Question 4

A B

C D

Questions 5-10

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

5. Where will Mary go now?


________________________

6. Who is waiting for Tom?


________________________

7. What time does Mary expect to come home?


________________________

8. Where is Mary's office?


________________________

9. What TV program does Tom plan to watch tonight?


________________________

10. Where does Tom have to go tomorrow?


________________________
SECTION 2 Questions 11-22

Questions 11-17

Complete the request to terminate or transfer form.

REQUEST TO TERMINATE OR TRANSFER CLASSES

Message for: (11) ______________________________Student affairs

Student's family name: (12) __________________________________

Student's first name: (13) __________________________________

Student number: (14) ________________________________________

Teacher's name: (15) ________________________________________

Student's address: (16) ________________________________________

(11) ________________________________________

Telephone: (17) ______________________________________


Questions 18-22

Circle the appropriate letter A-D.

18. May wants to change classes because

A she doesn't like her teacher


B too many students share a language
C she can't understand the work
D the class is too large.

19. In the evening class most students' first language is

A English
B Italian
C Spanish
D Japanese.

20. There is room in the new class because two students

A went home
B dropped the course
C transferred
D graduated.

21. May prefers the evening class because it is

A in the same room


B in the room next door
C in the same building
D in the building next door.

22. May wants Mrs Brooks to leave a message at

A the library
B her work
C her friend's house
D her home.
SECTION 3 Questions 23-31

Questions 23-27

Complete the table showing the students' opinions. Choose your answers from the box
below. There are more words than spaces so you will not use them all. You may use
any of the words more than once.

INSTRUMENT
guitar violin pipa
organ flute bouzouki
piano drums harp
STYLE OF MUSIC

ballet music rap classical


heavy metal opera jazz
rock be-bop country

Student Favourite instrument Favourite style of music


Example
Greg drums classical
(23)
Alexandria
(24)
Katja
(25)
Rachel
(26)
Harry
(27)
Emiko

Questions 28-31

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS to complete the sentences.

28. Stimulating music speeds up our________________________________________

29. Calming music reduces our____________________________________________

30. _________________________________music has very predictable rhythms.

31. Research may show if people of different ____________________________


perceive music differently.
SECTION 4 Questions 32-40

Questions 32-36

Using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS, answer the following questions.

32. Who should take charge of the patient's health?

_____________________________________________________________________

33. What, in the speaker's opinion, is the single greatest threat to health?

_____________________________________________________________________

34. Which group in the study was most at risk of early death?

_____________________________________________________________________

35. Which environmental hazard does the speaker find most under-rated?

_____________________________________________________________________

36. What will be improved by an education campaign?

_____________________________________________________________________

Questions 37-40

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS to complete the sentences.

37. Statistics quoted show that _________________________________would


prevent many illnesses.

38. Exercise should be ____________________________so find someone to join you


in your activity.

39. One important way of preventing sports injury is by adequate ________________

40. Injuries can also be reduced by using _____________________________


techniques.
Reading Sub-Test
Section 1

Questions 1 - 14

You are advised to spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1 - 14.

Look at the advertisements below for accommodation wanted or available, and


answer the questions on the next page:
Questions I - 5

You are advised to spend about 5 minutes on Questions I - 5.

Look at the 6 advertisements on the previous page. Answer the questions below by
writing the letters (A - F) of the appropriate advertisements in boxes I - 5 on your
Answer Sheet. One of the answers has been given for you as an example.

Answers

Example: Which advertisement offers hotel accommodation? __A_

Ql. Which advertisement is for a room to let in a house? ____

Q2. Which advertisement might interest a family with young children? ____

Q3. Which advertisement claims the accommodation is convenient and safe? ____

Q4. Which advertisement offers students accommodation in the near future? ____

Q5. Which TWO advertisements offer accommodation for a male? ____

Questions 6 - 10

You are advised to spend about 7 minutes on Questions 6 - 10.

Look at the notice below. Answer the questions that follow using NO MORE THAN
THREE WORDS. Write your answers in boxes 6 - 10 on your Answer Sheet.
Answers

Q6. Where might you see examples of bracelets and brooches? __________________

Q7. Where might you see an exhibit which included a short black and white
film?________________________________________________________________

Your friend is a second year student who designs book covers. Where can she sell her
designs? _____________________________________________________________

Q9. Your friend is a sculptor who will continue at the college next year. Where can
you see his works?_____________________________________________________

Q10. Which TWO places would you visit to see if you could buy a vase to display
flowers_______________________________________________________________

Questions 11 - 15

You are advised to spend about 8 minutes on Questions 11 - 15.

Below is an extract from the results of a search made on the Internet for the words
'english colleges australasia'. Read the extract and answer the questions on the next
page:
english colleges australasia Search

EduSeek found 56,040 Web pages for you.

1. Institute of Languages - UNSW (Sydney. Australia)


International and migrant students can learn English at one of the largest university language centres in
Australia.
URL: www.lang.unsw.edu.au/
Last modified 3 -Apr-00 - page size 6K - in English [Translate]

2. SELC - Sydney English Language Centre


Intensive English courses: General English (9 levels), English for Academic Purposes, Business English,
High School Bridging Program, English for the Internet, Cambridge Test Preparation...
URIL: www.ics.com.aulselc/
Last modified 30-May-00 -page size 3K -in English [Translate]

3. Australian English Colleges


English Colleges list. New South Wales: A. G. Mate Academy, Alpha Beta Colleges, Access Language
Centre, Aspect International Language Schools, Australian...
URL: www.sss.com.au/sss.english.list.e.html
Last modified 30-Oct-00 -page size 3K -in English[Translate]

4. English Colleges in New Zealand


Unique international study destination, how to get there, where and what to study...
URL: www.piperpat.co.nz/nz/language.htm
Last modified 26-Dec-00 - page size 3K - in English [Translate]

5. St. Mark's International Colleges - Perth & Sydney


Part of the GEOS (Global Educational Opportunities& Services) group. Our two Australian colleges...
URIL: www.stmarks.com.au
Last modified 03-Jul-00 -page size 3K -in English [Translate]
Answer the questions below by writing the appropriate numbers in boxes 11 - 15 on
your Answer Sheet. The first one has been done for you as an example.

Example: Which search result gives information about New Zealand?

____4_________

Q11. Which search result gives the name of a college offering computer classes?

________________

Q 12. Which TWO search results give information about more than one Australian
college?

________________

Q13. Which search result gives the names of colleges in alphabetical order?

________________

Q 14. Which search result says the country offers a language learning experience that
is like no other?

________________

Q 15. How many web pages did the search engine find for the user?

________________
Section 2

Questions16-28

You are advised to spend about 20 minutes on Questions 16 - 28. Read this extract
from a college guidebook and answer the questions on the next page.

USING THE COMPUTER LABORATORY page 15

How to Send and Receive an Email


Our laboratory is well equipped with the latest software from Microsoft to enable you to easily send and
receive email. The College has a permanent Internet connection and multiple email mailboxes - one for
each student - so, provided you have logged on with your own password, you should be able to
download (receive) your own email.

Loading up the email program


First, you should load up the browser* (click on the Internet Explorer icon** on the Desktop with the left
button of your mouse), and look at the Menu Bar at the top for the Mail icon. Click on the Mail icon, and
click again on the Read Mail entry in the drop-down menu. This will load the email program.

1. RECEIVING (downloading) your emails


To read your mail, you need to click on the Send and Receive icon at the top of the Menu Bar. This will
do two things. It will send any emails you have written which are waiting to be sent, and it will
download any emails that have been sent to you.

If you have had an email sent to you, the message header (containing the sender's name and the subject
of the email) will appear in the Inbox folder message window at the top right of the screen. If you want
to read the contents of the email, double-click it with the left button, and the email message will appear
full-size on the screen.

2. SENDING (uploading) your emails


a) To reply to an email that someone has sent to you, double-click on the message header in the Inbox
folder message window at the top right of the screen. This will make the email appear full-size on the
screen. Now click on the Reply icon at the top left of the Menu Bar. This will bring up the new mail
message window with the email address of the person you are replying to already there at the top.

Type your reply just like you would for an ordinary letter. When you are ready to send your email, click
on the Send icon top left. That's all there is to it! Next time you click on the Send and Receive icon in
the email program, your email will be sent.
b) To compose a new email (without replying to one sent to you), click on the New Mail Message icon
at the top left of the Menu Bar. This will bring up the new mail message window.

You will now need to do 3 things:


I. Put the address in the little information box to the right of the [To... ] button. Let's say,
john@ozemail.com.au
II. Put the subject of the email in the little information box to the right of the word Subject: let's
say, < < Hello John > >
III. Type your letter and, when you're finished, click on the Send icon top left.
[*browser - program for looking at pages on the Internet ** icon - small picture]
Questions 16 - 22

You are advised to spend about 10 minutes on questions 16 - 22.

Refer to the reading passage "Using the Computer Laboratory", and look at the
statements below. Write your answers in boxes 16 - 22 on your Answer Sheet.

Write T if the statement is True

F if the statement is False

NG if the information is Not Given in the text

The first one has been done for you as an example.

Example: The page is from a language laboratory guidebook.

T F NG

Q16. All students use the same password.

T F NG

Q17. Students without a password cannot download their own email.

T F NG

Q18. You can only load the email program from within the browser.

T F NG

Q19. Clicking on the Send and Receive icon will upload your emails.

T F NG

Q20. Replying to an email is simple.

T F NG

Q21. The new mail message window appears full- size on the screen.

T F NG

Q22. When you have finished writing your email, clicking on the Send icon
will send it immediately.

T F NG
Questions 23 - 28

You are advised to spend about 10 minutes on Questions 23 - 28. Read this extract
from the same college guidebook:

TUTORS (& TUTORIAL ROOMS) page 89

Geoff Cann (Rm 112)


Background in business studies and accounting. Has been with the college since it opened in 1978,
and has a strong track record of placing students in work upon graduation. Available for tutorials on
Wednesdays and Fridays after 3.00 p.m.

Felicity Anderson (Rm 3 and library)


Masters Degree in Linguistics. Head librarian, and in charge of advanced level program to assist
second-year students (only) with the writing of assignments. By appointment.

Natalie Eales (Rm 113 and computer laboratory)


Degree in Computer Studies. Will answer all student software questions (for hardware problems
contact Andrew Sparks). Also assists Geoff with employment of business/ accounting students; only
available for consultation during class hours (9 - 2.30 p.m.)

Peta King (Rm 45)


B Soc. Science. Counselling of personal problems, assistance with accommodation. Hours: after 2.30
p.m. (except Fridays) (Currently on maternity leave until September.)

Jason Lee (Rm 22 and language laboratory)


BSc (Syd.), speaks four languages including Cantonese. Counsels all overseas students, with specific
language problems. (Will see students with queries in place of Ms King.)

Look at Questions 23 - 28 below, and decide which tutor will be able to help you in
each case. Write your answers in boxes 23 - 28 on your Answer Sheet.

Write GC if the tutor to see is Geoff Cann


FA if the tutor to see is Felicity Anderson
NE if the tutor to see is Natalie Eales
PK if the tutor to see is Peta King
JL if the tutor to see is Jason Lee
AS if the tutor to see is Andrew Sparks

Q23. you need immediate assistance with your accommodation ....................

Q24. you are a new overseas student with a problem about how
to write an assignment ....................

Q25. you urgently need advice this morning regarding your


interview this afternoon for an accounting position ....................

Q26. you must find out what the college was like in its early days ....................

Q27. the on-switch of one of the laboratory computers is broken ……………

Q28. you believe there is a lack of library books about travel ……….....
Section 3

Questions 29 - 40

You are advised to spend about 20 minutes on Questions 29 - 40.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 'DOWN UNDER'


Section (i)

A recently published analysis of a major survey taken of international students in Australia is


providing up-to-date data for teachers and marketers of English language training programs.

Section (ii)

The major regions of student representation in the survey were Asia with 73.4% of students, Europe
10.2%, Pacific 0.5%, and Other 7%.

Japanese students formed the largest national group, representing 34% of the student population. Other
national groups represented, in descending order, were Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, Switzerland, Hong
Kong, Thailand, other European countries, China, and Iran.

Increases in arrivals since the early 1990s have occurred from all major source countries, except
China, with an increase of almost 50% from Western Europe.

Section (iii)

Approximately one-third of the students questioned were 20 years and under, and almost threequarters
were 25 and under. Only 8% were aged over 30, and fewer than 3% were over 35.

Almost half of all students aged between 31 and 35 were students in Australia on student visas. As
expected, a very high proportion (79%) of working holiday visa holders were aged between 21 and 25.
Tourist visa holders ranged from under 20 to 31.

The oldest students were from Iran, with 60% aged over 30 and 25% over 35. Students from China
also tended to be older than other nationalities, with 25% in the over 30 age bracket.

More than half the Korean students were in their early 20s, with only a few over 25. Students from
Hong Kong were also predominantly young, with over half aged under 20. At least 20% of students
from all major national groups, except Korea and China, were under 20 years of age. Indonesian
students were the youngest, with over 60% under 20.
The Japanese, Swiss, Taiwanese, and Thai profiles followed quite closely the overall student age
profile.

Section (iv)

Overall, female students outnumbered male students in the survey. However, there were more males
than females from four countries: Iran, Indonesia, Korea, and, to a lesser extent, China. Females
accounted for 60% of students from Taiwan, Switzerland, and Japan. Gender differences concerning
the responses to questions were noticed, but varied widely according to nationality.
Section (v)

A very high proportion (87%) of students had completed senior high school or better. just under one-
third had completed a university degree, and 5% had completed a postgraduate degree. Over a third
had at least completed high school, and over 20% had completed a technical diploma or junior college.

Students with a maximum middle school education formed less than 7% of all respondents, and came
predominantly from Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Taiwan. Iranian students were among the highest
educated, with more than half having already completed a postgraduate degree.

Koreans, Thais, and Chinese were also particularly well educated, with over 60% of each national
group having completed at least a first university degree. Almost half of theJapanese and more than
half of the Swiss respondents had completed education to senior high school level or less.

Section (vi)

While student visa holders took either 10-29 week or 40 week courses, most students on working
holiday and tourist visas took courses of less than 10 weeks, or from 10 to 19 weeks in length.

More than 50% of all students were taking courses of between 10 and 29 weeks, with the proportion
fairly evenly divided between the 10-19 week and 20-29 week ranges. A large proportion of students
were taking courses of at least 40 weeks in length, and only a few students indicated enrolment in
courses shorter than 10 weeks.

There were noticeable differences between nationalities, with Koreans, Japanese, and Taiwanese
taking longer courses than other nationalities, and Swiss and other European students taking much
shorter courses.

Section (vii)

Interest in further education differed significantly from country to country. Students from Iran
(94.8%), Hong Kong (88.7%), China (88.4%), Thailand (88.3%), and Indonesia (85.4%) registered
high levels of interest, whereas lower interest was shown by respondents frornJapan (42%) and Korea
(62%). There was much lower interest in further study among students from Switzerland (13%), and
other European countries accounted for (26%).

Questions 29 - 34

You are advised to spend about 10 minutes on Questions 29 - 34.

Choose the most suitable heading from the list of headings below for each of the eight
sections of the reading passage "International Students 'Down Under' ". Write your
answers in boxes 29 - 34 on your Answer Sheet. The first one has been done for you
as an example.

Note that there are more headings than sections, so not all will be used.
a. Further Study f. Educational k. Asian National
b. Length of Background Groups
Courses g. Student Age l. Female
c. High School h. Visas Students
d. Major Student i. Gender
Survey j. University
e. Student Source Degrees

Example: Section (i) ..d...

Q29. Section (ii) ………… Q32. Section (v) …………


Q30. Section (iii) ………… Q33. Section (vi) …………
Q31. Section (iv) ………… Q34. Section (vii) …………
Questions 35 - 40

You are advised to spend about 10 minutes on Questions 3 5 - 40.

Complete Table 1 below with the appropriate countries according to the information
contained in the reading passage "International Students 'Down Under' ". Write your
answers in boxes 35 - 40 on your Answer Sheet. The first one has been done for you
as an example.

Table 1. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN AUSTRALIA

Example: …Japan…

Q35 …………. Q37 …………… Q39 …………..

Q36 …………. Q38 …………… Q40 ……………


Writing Sub-Test

Writing Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You travel by bus every weekday morning, and you always use the same bus
route.

Recently the bus has not been reliable. It sometimes comes late, and for the
last few mornings it has not stopped when you hailed it. No change of
schedule has been advertised. You have also noticed that the bus is far
dirtier than it used to be.

Write to the bus company. Explain the situation and tell them what you want
them to do.

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir/Madam,

*********************************************************************

Writing Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

As part of a class assignment you have to write about the following topic:

What difficulties will face your country in the next ten years?

How can these problems be overcome?

You should write at least 250 words.


Speaking Sub-Test

You should record your voice and prepare a transcript of your answers. Then, you
should send your transcript to your tutor for an assessment. Alternatively, you may
write your answers after completing the test without recording. For a fine assessment
you should not improve your written answers. Write exactly what you have said
during the test.

You should spend the time allowed for each section. If there are questions
unanswered left, leave them and continue the next section.

Now, read each teacher's phrase aloud and answer as you have read it.

PART 1 (5 minutes)

1. Come on in and take a seat.

2. What's your name, please? Your full name?

3. And where are you from originally?

4. OK. Well my name's _______, by the way.

5. Now, in the first part of the test, I'm going to talk to you about some aspects of

your life. Let's start with the subject of shopping. Do you enjoy shopping?

6. How often do you go shopping and what do you buy?

7. Do you prefer to go shopping alone or with other people, and why?

8. I see. And do you like eating out?

9. What is your favourite food and why?

10. What would your perfect meal be?

11. Now tell me about your main hobby.

12. Are there any other hobbies you'd like to have in the future?

13. Why is it?

14. Do you think hobbies should be relaxing or do you think they should be

exciting, and why?


PART 2 (4 minutes)

15. OK. Well, now could you give a short talk for between 1 and 2 minutes about

a course that you've done and found useful. You have a minute to prepare your

talk and to make notes. OK?

TOPIC CARD
Describe a course that you have done (at school, college,
university or other place) and that you found useful.

You should say:


what you learnt
what you enjoyed about the course
what you didn't enjoy (if anything)
… and explain why it was useful to you.

16. So, can you give your talk now, please?

17. Are you in touch with anyone from the course now?

PART 3 (5 minutes)
18. Now I'd like to discuss with you some aspects related to this topic. I'd first like

to consider educational systems. Can you describe for me the education

system in your country?

19. How much homework do you think children should do every day?

20. To what extent do you believe that education should be subsidised?

21. Can you describe how the education system in your country has changed for

one hundred years?

22. Can you predict how education may change in the future?

23. All right. Thank you for that. And that's the end of the speaking test.