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SECTION 1

Questions 1 – 10

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

South City Cycling Club

Example

Name of club secretary: Jim …..Hunter…..

Membership

●   Full membership costs $260; this covers cycling and 1……………… all over Australia

●   Recreational membership costs $108

●   Cost of membership includes the club fee and 2………………

●   The club kit is made by a company called 3……………… 

Training rides

●   Chance to improve cycling skills and fitness

●   Level B: speed about 4…………….. kph

●   Weekly sessions

     –  Tuesdays at 5.30 am, meet at the 5………………

     –  Thursdays at 5.30 am, meet at the entrance to the 6………………. 

Further information

●   Rides are about an hour and a half

●   Members often have 7……………… together afterwards

●   There is not always a 8…………….. with the group on these rides

●   Check and print the 9……………… on the website beforehand

●   Bikes must have 10……………….

 

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SECTION 2

Questions 11 – 16

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Information on company volunteering projects

11   How much time for volunteering does the company allow per employee?

A   two hours per week

B   one day per month

C   8 hours per year

12   In feedback almost all employees said that volunteering improved their

A   chances of promotion.

B   job satisfaction.

C   relationships with colleagues.

13   Last year some staff helped unemployed people with their

A   literacy skills.

B   job applications.

C   communication skills.

14   This year the company will start a new volunteering project with a local

A   school.

B   park.

C   charity.

15   Where will the Digital Inclusion Day be held?

A   at the company’s training facility

B   at a college

C   in a community centre

16   What should staff do if they want to take part in the Digital Inclusion Day?

A   fill in a form

B   attend a training workshop

C   get permission from their manager

Questions 17 and 18

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO things are mentioned about the participants on the last Digital Inclusion Day?

A     They were all over 70.

B     They never used their computer.

C     Their phones were mostly old-fashioned.

D     They only used their phones for making calls.

E     They initially showed little interest.

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO activities on the last Digital Inclusion Day did participants describe as useful?

A     learning to use tables

B     communicating with family

C     shopping online

D     playing online games

E     sending emails

 

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SECTION 3

Questions 21 – 25

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Planning a presentation on nanotechnology

21   Russ says that his difficulty in planning the presentation is due to

A   his lack of knowledge about the topic.

B   his uncertainly about what he should try to achieve.

C   the short time that he has for preparation.

22   Russ and his tutor agree that his approach in the presentation will be

A   to concentrate on how nanotechnology is used in one field.

B   to follow the chronological development of nanotechnology.

C   to show the range of applications of nanotechnology.

23   In connection with slides, the tutor advises Russ to

A   talk about things that he can find slides to illustrate.

B   look for slides to illustrate the points he makes.

C   consider omitting slides altogether.

24   They both agree that the best way for Russ to start his presentation is

A   to encourage the audience to talk.

B   to explain what Russ intends to do.

C   to provide an example.

25   What does the tutor advise Russ to do next while preparing his presentation?

A   summarise the main point he wants to make

B   read the notes he has already made

C   list the topics he wants to cover

Questions 26 – 30

What comments do the speakers make about each of the following aspects of Russ’s previous presentation?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 26-30.

Comments

A     lacked a conclusion

B     useful in the future

C     not enough

D     sometimes distracting

E     showed originality

F     covered a wide range

G     not too technical

Aspects of Russ’s previous presentation

26   structure                     …………….

27   eye contact                …………….

28   body language          …………….

29   choice of words        …………….

30   handouts                    …………….

 

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SECTION 4

Questions 31 – 40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Episodic memory

●   the ability to recall details, e.g. the time and 31…………… of past events

●   different to semantic memory – the ability to remember general information about the 32…………… , which does not involve recalling 33…………… information

Forming episodic memories involves three steps:

Encoding

●   involves receiving and processing information

●   the more 34……………. Given to an event, the more successfully it can be encoded

●   to remember a 35……………., it is useful to have a strategy for encoding such information

Consolidation

●   how memories are strengthened and stored

●   most effective when memories can be added to a 36……………. Of related information

●   the 37……………. Of retrieval affects the strength of memories

Retrieval

●   memory retrieval often depends on using a prompt, e.g. the 38……………. Of an object near to the place where you left your car

Episodic memory impairments

●   these affect people with a wide range of medical conditions

●   games which stimulate the 39…………….. have been found to help people with schizophrenia

●   children with autism may have difficulty forming episodic memories – possibly because their concept of the 40……………… may be absent

●   memory training may help autistic children develop social skills

 

Part 1

1   races

2   insurance

3   Jerriz

4   25 / twenty-five

5   stadium

6   park

7   coffee

8   leader

9   route

10   lights

Part 2

11   C

12   B

13   C

14   B

15   B

16   A

17&18   C, E

19&20   B, D

Part 3

21   B

22   A

23   C

24   C

25   A

26   A

27   C

28   D

29   G

30   B

Part 4

31   location

32   world

33   personal

34   attention

35   name

36   network

37   frequency

38   colour / color

39   brain

40   self

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