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READING TEST CORE MATERIAL: HORTATORY EXPOSITION READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT AND THEN GIVE SHORT ANSWERS

TO THE QUESTIONS! One question that you may not have considered involves the low physical demands of computer learning: What about exercise? Computers certainly do not promote physical activity. There are students who, caught up in the mystique of the machine, forget about lunch, or forego recess, or want to skip after school activities. Students often must literally be forced to leave the computer and into some form of physical activity. This problem will become more frequent as more classroom work centers around the computer. What about interpersonal relationship? Since it is an inanimate object, the computer is of course impersonal and unfeeling. As such, it may fail to stimulate in its users some of the emotions that are desirable in human beings. In fact, some preliminary research has shown that prolonged exposure to computerized testing situation has resulted in students being surly and often abusive to each other or to teachers. We must determine the impact that increased classroom use will have on the social aspects or the psychology of learning. You are probably aware of many other that could be included. The important point, however, is that the problems are not insurmountable. The advantages and potential benefits of using computers far out weigh the disadvantages and problems. QUESTIONS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. For which group of readers was the text written? What are the disadvantages of using computers? What is the main idea of the first and the second paragraphs? Why have teachers sometimes have to force students to leave the computers? Why may too much computer work disturb a students social life? Do computers have feelings like human beings? Explain! This problem will become more frequent . What do the underlined words refer to? 8. Find words or phrases in the text which have similar meanings to the following: a. to help b. to give up c. break / rest

d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. l. m.

because non-living without feelings worth having coming before going on for a long time bad mannered using rude language without a solution are more important than

REMEDIAL READING TEST CORE MATERIAL: SPOOF READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT AND THEN GIVE SHORT ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS! When I studied in University of New South Wales, Sydney during 1999 2000, I spent my Monday morning teaching music at Pinangsia Indonesia Kindergarten in Randwick. Although the kindergarten was an Indonesian school, we had to use English when teaching because the students were no longer able to speak Indonesian fluently. One Monday morning, because the class was so noisy, I said, Please, shut up. I wanted them to be quiet. To my surprise one of the students asked me. How long have you been studying English? I was shocked. I answered it honestly. I had been studying it since I was elementary school. Later on my fellow teacher explained that I should use Please be quiet instead of Shut up. The students thought I was being rude. I was so embarrassed. I will be more careful next time. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. What was the writer when incident happened? Where did he teach? Why did the writer use English while she was teaching? What did she do when her students were noisy? What did she say to her students? Why did one of her students ask her how long she had been studying English? What did the student exactly want to say? How did the writer feel after knowing the meaning of the question? What can we learn from the text?

READING TEST CORE MATERIAL: NARRATIVE READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT AND THEN GIVE SHORT ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS! One day a fox was bragging to a cat. Im so smart. I know a lot of tricks. I know a hundred different ways to escape from my enemies. Thats wonderful! said the cat. I only know one trick. Can you teach me some of yours? Well, maybe, said the fox. At the moment they heard a pack of wild dogs running toward them. The cat ran up a tree and disappeared. This is the trick I told you about, said the cat. Its my only one. Which trick are you going to use? The fox sat there trying to decide which trick to use. He thought a long time. Then she decided to run. But its too late. The wild dogs got there before he could run away, and ate him up. QUESTIONS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What does the above text tell us about? What trick did the cat have? How many tricks did the fox have? Had the fox taught one of his to the cat? Why? What happened to the ox when some wild dogs ran toward him? What did the cat do when he heard some wild dogs running toward them? What can we learn from the text? Find words or phrases in the text which have similar meanings to the following: a. arrogant b. clever c. deception d. group e. vanished f. to make your mind up g. consumed

WRITING TEST CORE MATERIAL: HORTATORY EXPOSITION Please, write a hortatory exposition text about the impact of changing natural communities. REMEDIAL WRITING TEST CORE MATERIAL: SPOOF REARRANGE THE FOLLOWING JUMBLED SENTNECES INTO A MEANINGFUL TEXT! BE CAREFUL WITH THE PUNCTUATION WHILE REARRANGING THEM!

Well, said Nasreddin, in one corner of my garden there is a big rock. All of them agreed that this was true, except Nasreddin. I am an old man now, and when I try to move it. I still cannot. When I was a young man I always tried to move it, Some of Nasreddins old friends were talking about the young people in their town. What do you mean? said his friends, How is that possible? Explain yourself! He said,No, I am not as strong now as when I was a young man. but I couldnt because I was not strong enough. Then one of the old men said,But young men are stronger than old men. They all agreed that old people were wiser than young people.

REMEDIAL WRITING TEST CORE MATERIAL: NARRATIVE Please, write one of the legends that you know

Ann o u n c e m e n t All stud e n t s of Clas s Se v e n On e , are suppo s e d to gath e r in the school yard on Monday August 12 th, 2006 at 10 a.m. for practicing flag cer e m o n y. Pleas e , be on time! Chairma n

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