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All answers must be written on the answer sheet

The test is divided as follows:

Section 1    Questions 1-12

Section 2    Questions 13-25

Section 3    Questions 26-40

Start at the beginning of the test and work through it. You should answer all questions.

If you cannot do a particular question, leave it and go on to the next. You can return to it later.

SECTION 1                 Questions 1-12

Questions 1-2

Read the following advertisement and answer the questions. Choose the appropriate letters A-D and writer them in boxes 1-2 on your answer sheet.



Join the Woolwich for Kids club and you can save money and earn interest.

And you will have a lot of fun beside! As a club member, you will have your own passbook with a wallet to keep it in and your own special money box. Until you are thirteen we will send you the club magazine, edited by Henry's Cat, every six months. It is full of fun and games, new, quizzes, things to do and see, and great competitions to enter. When it is your birthday, Henty's Cat will send you a special birthday card.

If you are sixteen or under, Woolwich for Kids Club is specially for you .It's the fun way to save!


1     What is the Woolwich for Kids Club?

        A   a sports club                                                 B   a banking service

        C    a magazine                                                  D   a club for people who like cats

2      How many magazines do children receive each year?

        A      six                                                              B   twelve                             

        C      two                                                             D   one


Questions 3-6



What does Medicare cover?


Medicare helps pay for the doctor to treat you at the doctor's surgery or wherever you need treatment. Medicare helps pay for treatment by a specialist. If you need to see a specialist, you must be referred by your doctor.


Other medical services

l  X-rays

l  pathology tests

l  medical tests, examinations and procedures


Medicare helps pay for eye tests, but not for the cost of glasses or contact lenses


Routine dental services are not covered. However, some medical-type operations performed by approved dentist are covered.


  Public patient

  If you choose to be treated under Medicare as a public patient in a public hospital, Medicare will cover all hospital costs. You pay nothing.

  Private patient

  If you choose to be treated as a private patient in any hospital, Medicare will help to pay for services by your doctor. However ,Medicare will not pay for expenses such as theatre fees or your accommodation. These charges can be covered by arranging private health insurance.


Look at the following statements after reading the notice about Medicare.

in boxes 3-6 on your answer sheet write:

    TRUE                       if the statement is true

    FASLE                    if the statement is false

    NOT GIVEN           if the information is not given in the notice

Example                                                                                      Answer       

 Medicare does not pay for glasses                                             TRUE        

3      Medicare does not pay for any work done by dentists.

4      Medicare pays for ambulance fees.

5      If you have not seen a doctor first, Medicare will not any for you to see a specialist.

6      Medicare will pay at least some hospital doctor's costs for both private and public patients.


Questions 7-12

You want to send some international mail.

Read the text' International Postal Services' on the next page and answer questions 6-11 using NO MORE THE THREE WORDS fir each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 7-12 on your answer sheet.

7      If you do not pay enough postage for airmail, how may your letter or package be sent?

8      How much does it cost to send a postcard by airmail?

9      What does the post office use to follow the movement of priority mail?

10    Which is the best priority service if you want to send expensive jewellery abroad?

11    If you send something by either international recorded or international  registered, what does the person receiving it have to do ?

12    What kind of service is raster than swiftair?




It pays to get the postage right when you're        For extra convenience, remember

sending mail abroad, Anything intended for       international stamp books.There are

airmail but underpaid stands the risk of               two available :4 x 41p stamps with

being sent by surface mail instead. So                 airmail label, for sending 10 g letters

make sure that you check the postage                  anywhere outside of Europe. 4 x 35p

when mailing abroad.                                         stamps with airmail labels, for sending

                                                                            postcards to anywhere in the world.



These three new services incorporate the latest barcode technology to trace and trace your mail up to despatch from the Untied Kingdom.


Peace of mind when posting abroad

Like using recorded delivery in Britain, this            Available to 140 destinations, it

service gives you a signature on delivery                 costs 3.00 plus airmail

and is recommended for items of little or no            postage for compensation up to

monetary value sent worldwide. Valuable              1000..

items should be sent by the international

registered service.                                                    Lower limits apply to some d

Priced at 2.50 per item plus airmail                     destinations ;to others, registered

postage, it provides compensation to a                    is not available. Please check at

maximum of 25.                         your local post office. Advice of

Advice of delivery (documentary                            delivery (documentary

confirmation of delivery )is available                      confirmation of delivery ) is

for an extra 40p.                                                       available for an extra 40p.



Greater security for your valuables                     The express airmail service

Gives you extra security in the UK and                    Although it is not a courier

abroad, and s signature on delivery.                          service, and therefore cannot

                                                                                   guarantee delivery the following

                                                                                   day, swiftair is faster than

                                                                                   ordinary airmail, international

                                                                                   recorded and international

                                                                                   registered. It is the economical

                                                                                alternative to courier services when

                                                                                   nest day delivery is not essential.

                                                                                   Price 2.70 plus airmail ostage.


SECTION 2                                                          Questions 13-25

Questions 13-19

The following notice gives information about school excursions. Each excursion is labelled A-J

                                  SCHOOL EXCURSTIONS

A    Ancient and Modern Museum

This is a museum with a difference.

Along with the usual historical exhibits,

this museum features an up-to-date

display of hands-on information


B    Shortlands Wildlife Park

This is not the usual 'animal gaol'. Here

exotic animals wander free in large

compounds, separated in such a way

that they can't harm one another.

C    Botanical Gardens

Besides the many exotic plants one

expects to see in a botanical garden,

these gardens feature an array of native birds and other wildlife.

D   Wax World

If you 're interested in seeing now

people used to live and dress, Wax

World is the place for you .Featuring

over 100 wax models of famous people, this venue is well-suited to anyone

interested in changing trends in


E   The Central Art Gallery

The art gallery has six chambers each

exhibiting paintings from different

periods ,from the Middle Ages to the present. The walking tour, recorder on

tape, is designed for visitors interested in art history and criticism.

F    Technololgy Park

In the planetarium you can observe features of the night sky, and learn about

such historical events as the origin of

the crab nebula. This excursion also

includes a visit to the Satellite

Mapping Centre.

G   Parliament

Students are met at the entrance by

ushers who show them around the

Houses. The tour includes the Hansard

library ,the grand lounge, government

and opposition offices and public


H    St.Cedric's Cathedral

With the Bishops' Throne as its central feature, this building is a classic example of the excesses of architecture. This excursion is a must for any student interested in sculpture and stained glass as art forms.

I    The Light Fantastic

Find out about the fascinating process of

candle making. This factory also holds the additional attraction of illustrating the diverse uses that candles and other wax products can have--from the projection of film , to their use in the art of sculpture and decoration.

J    Trolland's Caves

These caves, situated below the hills to the north of the city, are entered via the Widmore River. The caves are home to colonies of glow worms that shine like stars on the ceilings and walls of the caves, casting an eerie light on the many stalagmites and stalactites.

Answer questions 13-19 below by writing the appropriate letters A-J in boxes 13-16on your answer sheet.

Example                                                                                                                      Answer  

Which excursion would you choose if you are interested in famous people?                 D     

13    Which excursion would you choose if you wanted to know about the different uses of wax?

14    Where could students learn something about the animals of the country they are studying in ?

15    On which excursion is it possible to learn something about the stars?

16    Which excursion would be suitable for students of fashion and design?

17    Which excursion would attract people interested in computers?

18    On which excursion would you expect to listen to an art critic?

19    On which excursion would you need to travel by boat?


Question 20-25

The reading passage 'Vocational Training' comes from a book about studying in


Do the following statements correspond with the information given in the passage? In the boxes 20-25 on your answer sheet write:

             TRUE                             if the statement is true

             FALSE                           if the statement is false

            NOT GIVEN                   if the information is not given is the passage

20   There are more people studying in GAFE colleges than in any other kind of  higher education institution.

21   TAFE qualifications are accepted anywhere in Australia.

22   Some TAFE colleges offer university degrees.

23   Each ATFE college specialises in teaching skills for working within one specific industry.

24   The next chapter deals with English language courses.

25   Certificates or diplomas from all private post-secondary institutions are recognised everywhere in Australia.


Chapter  5


Technical and Further Education

Australia's Technical and Further Education (TAFE) sector is a nationally

recognised government system of vacational education and training and is the major provider of the skills required by the Australian workforce.


TAFE is the largest of the tertiary education sectors in Australia. It accounts for approximately 70 per cent of post-secondary education enrolments. There are 232 major TAFE colleges in Australia.


Although each state and territory administers its own system of TAFE, the qualifications they award are transferable throughout Australia .Although ATFE colleges cannot award tertiary-level degrees, some TAFE courses permit TAFE graduates to be admitted with advanced standing into degree courses offered by universities.


TAFE courses provide initial and further education at professional, para-professional, post-trade, trade and operative level. TAFE course are developed in collaboration with industry and the community to ensure the most up-to-date education and training is provided.


Private Post-secondary Institutions


These private institutions are like TAFE colleges because they teach special skills for jobs but each one of them usually specialises in courses for one industry.


There are many private institutions in Australia offering a wide range of courses: English language (ELICOS, see Chapter 6),secretarial studies, data processing ,pilot training, business and management, recreational courses and religious studies.(Other courses offered by private post-secondary institutions are listed in Chapter 7 , Special Studies.)


If you successfully complete these courses you receive a qualification called a ' certificate' or ' diploma'. These are widely recognised by professional associations and industries in Australia, and are sometimes recognised by higher education institutions for credit. Before you undertake a course at a private post-secondary institution you should check that the certificate or diploma offered is appropriate for your particular purpose because some private institutions offer courses which are not recognised. If  you want to enter a higher education institution from a private post-secondary institution, you should ask the higher education institution whether they accept the qualification before you start your course.


SECTION 3    Questions 26-40

Questions 26-40 are based on the reading passage below.



A nation running out of room seeks a down-to earth solution

The Japanese may find a solution to the nation's space shortage right beneath their feet .Some of Japan's largest construction companies are planning under ground cities than would not only ease urban crowding but also provide protection against earthquakes and increase energy efficiency.


Japan's soaring real-estate prices provide reason enough. In a country with nearly half as many people as the United States, but squeezed onto an archipelago which is only one hundredth the size, land shortages have led to construction becoming prohibitively expensive.


Another plus for subterranean construction is that the underground earth's movement during an earthquake is far less than the surface's--a big consideration in erathquake-prone Japan .The devastation caused by recent earthquakes in Japan could to some extent have been avoided if much of the cities affected were largely located underground.

In addition, the near-constant temperature would reduce the fuel costs for subterranean cities. Underground areas would need much less heating in winter and much less cooling in summer.


Taisei Corporation of Tokyo is planning a network of 'Alice Cities', named after the fictional Lewis Carroll heroine who fell down a rabbit hole into a wonderland. connected by subway trains and subterranean roads. The cities will be designed Although some buildings and roads would remain above ground much surface space would be freed up for trees and public parks.


Each Alice City would be divided into three sectors. The first sector, Town Space, would comprise verdant underground boulevards and open-air free of automobile traffic. These boulevards and plazas will include shopping malls, entertainment complexes and fitness centres. Secondly ,the Office Space sector will house business operations, hotels and parking lots. A solar dome above each office complex will ease feelings of claustrophobia. Express elevators or an extension of the underground railway system will run to the bottom level. Some workers will ride to word vertically from residential areas within the sector, while others will commute from the suburbs. Isolated from the town and office sectors will be the third sector, Infrastructure Space. This will contain facilities for power generation, regional heating and air-conditioning, waste recycling, and sewage treatment.


Existing cities could be redeveloped beneath the surface using the Alice system. The downtown areas could be retained above ground in a slightly modified form and most of the future could be retained be accommodated underground.


An alternative to the Alice City concept is the Shimizu Corporation's proposed Urban Geo Grid, a vast network of smaller subterranean city spaces linked by tunnels. The $80.2 billion project would cover 485 square miles and accommodate a half-million people.


The Urban Geo Grid provides for much more complicated interaction of many underground spaces over a larger area. Each 'grid station'-- a complex of underground offices, shopping malls and hotels--would be connected to several smaller 'grid points', which would provide local services such as public baths and convenience stories. The Grid would provide a network for road and rail transportation, communication, and energy supply both within a city and between cities. Individual facilities for various services such as power generation and waste treatment will be on a smaller scale ,but more numerous.


Whichever concept is ultimately applied, one obstacle that will need to be overcome before Japanese cities have real 'downtowns' involves the nation's geology. Japan's densely populated lowlands are mostly founded on loose geologic strata, making underground construction particularly difficult. Thus, Japanese construction firms are conducting extensive research and development on technologies for drilling, excavation and underground construction.


Some of the technology is already available. Robots similar to those that built the Channel Tunnel between France and England could be used for excavation and construction in some areas. It is anticipated that within 10 to 15 years most of the remaining technological obstacles will be overcome.


Underground city spaces in Japan are therefore coming much closer to reality. It may be difficult to imagine people adapting to life underground, but in Japan it may be one of the most practical solutions to the problem of limited living space. The next century may see many similar developments in other countries.


Questions 26-30

indicate whether the following characteristics apply to Alice Cities or Urban Geo Grids or both or neither by writing:

AG                     if it applies to Alice Cities

UGG                  if it applies to Urban Geo Grids

BOTH               if it applies to both

NEITHER        if it applies to neither Alice Cities no Urban Geo Grids

in boxes 26-30 on your answer sheet. The first one has been done as an example

                 Example                                           Answer       

named after a storybook character                       AC          

26    cities linked by underground railways

27    a large space of separate underground spaces linked together

28    one large space for city facilities such as waste treatment

29    cities largely independent

30    construction has already started


Questions 31-35

Using information from the reading passage, complete the sentences below IN NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

31   Real estate is expensive in Japan because                               

32   By moving many buildings and roads underground, surface land in Alice Cities could be used for                                                   

33   In Alice Cities, some people will live in the sector called                   

34   Underground cities in Japan cannot yet be built because of tow factors: loose geologic strata and                                                

35   In the Urban Geo Grid, hotels would be located in the                     


Questions 36-40

The following is a brief summary of the reading passage. Complete each gap in the summary by choosing a word from the box below the summary .Write your answers in boxes 36-40 on your answer sheet.

NOTE: There are more words than gaps so you will not need to use them all .You may use any word more than once.



Japan is planning underground cities to solve problems of living space,    earthquakes and energy. 


One Japanese company plans to develop large cities underneath existing ....(36)..... areas. Each of these cities would be divided into three sectors: for ....(37)..... , office and infrastructure spaces. Another company plans a more spread out and complicated ....(38).... based on smaller spaces. The main ....(39).... to the construction of these cities is the unstable structure of the ....(40).... itself.

obstacle             network            ground             technology

robots              earthquakes         developing          leisure

downtown           private             rural


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