MODULE E - TEST PRACTICE 1

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MODULE E - TEST PRACTICE 1. Part I: Access to Information from Written Texts ( 70 points). Read the article below and then answer questions 1-6. THE FILM ...

MODULE E - TEST PRACTICE 1 Part I: Access to Information from Written Texts (70 points) Read the article below and then answer questions 1-6.

THE FILM INDUSTRY 1

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Southern California has been the movie capital of the world for years. The main attractions were its beaches, deserts, mountains, diverse landscape. However, the cost of filming in the Los Angeles area has increased so drastically that many filmmakers are fleeing the region to make their runaway films elsewhere. It appears that New Zealand has become a favorite destination. A native of the country himself, Peter Jackson filmed the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy in his own backyard.

Filmmakers prefer the island of New Zealand, thanks to its diverse climate and landscape which consists of beaches, green mountains, valleys, snow in winter 10 and green in the summer. The fact that the New Zealand government subsidizes the cost of filming may have something to do with it as well. Until recently, the New Zealand economy was entirely dependent upon agricultural exports to the UK. However, the UK’s entrance into a European Trade Union in the 1970’s limited the amount of crops that could be sold to there. 15 With blockbusters such as The Lord of the Rings, The Last Samurai and Perfect Strangers which were filmed in New Zealand, the local market is trying to maximize profits from the entertainment industry. Tourism is also on the rise in New Zealand. NZ.com, the commercial and travel website for New Zealand, is offering special tours to the islands to see the various locations where Peter 20 Jackson’s trilogy was filmed. Can more major motion pictures be attracted to this majestic island? If so, it would have a disastrous effect on the Californian economy, from which it might not be able to recover fully. Vancouver, Toronto and even Atlanta are also stealing some of California’s revenues. In addition to lost revenue from the 25 relocation of the film industry, local tourism is also affected. Perhaps people in Los Angeles should not take the film industry for granted. It is imperative that California retain the film industry and put an end to runaway movies. This is a key to boosting its economy. Every effort should be made to keep movies in California; otherwise the people of California may end up as financial losers.

Questions (70 points)

Answer questions 1-6 in English according to the article.

1.

Complete the sentences. Beaches, green mountains and valleys are mentioned in line 8 as one _______________________________________________________________ . (10 points)

2.

Lines 7-10 (-) the information given in lines 1-6. i)

elaborate

ii) contradict iii) refute iv) illustrate (10 points)

3.

What switch is mentioned in New Zealand’s economy? Complete the sentence. It switched from ________________________ to _________________________ (2X10 points)

4.

What is Peter Jackson’s contribution to New Zealand’s economy? Answer: ________________________________________________________________ (10 points)

5.

Complete the sentence. Tourism in California is ____________ as opposed to New Zealand. (10 points)

6.

What is the writer’s purpose in writing this article? i)

To explain why greater efforts should be made to stop runaway movies from leaving California.

ii) To compare the advantages of southern California and New Zealand. iii) To explain why New Zealand has become an attractive destination for tourists. iv) To emphasize the connection between filmmaking and culture. (10 points)

Part II: Access to Information from Spoken Texts (30 points) Answer questions 1-6 according to the broadcast. In questions 1 and 4 follow the instructions. In other questions, circle the number of the correct answer. (5 points for each correct answer).

HEAT STRIKES

1.

Fill in the missing word. Those who prefer summertime to wintertime often feel ________ during the wintertime.

2.

Heat exhaustion (-). i)

is caused by lack of fluids

ii) is common in wintertime iii) occurs when the body is too hot iv) stops when the body loses excessive water

3.

Heat stroke (-). i)

endangers one’s life

ii) is a common illness iii) occurs when one does not sweat at all iv) is a mild kind of heat-related illness

4.

Complete the sentence. One of the symptoms that might occur when suffering from heat exhaustion is _______________________________.

5.

If someone is unconscious from heatstroke, (-). i)

he should be moved to a cool place and remain there for a while

ii)

it’s advisable to take him directly to a hospital

iii) he should avoid all kinds of fluids iv) he should be given fluids directly into his mouth

6.

In order to avoid heat related illness, you should (-). Put an X by the TWO correct answers ______ i) wear a T-shirt ______ ii) increase the chances of becoming a victim ______ iii)put on clothes which are light ______ iv) not need to follow certain precautions ______ v) drink plenty of water ______ vi) follow the doctor's recommendations

MODULE E - ANSWERS - TEST PRACTICE 1 Part I: Access to Information from Written Texts 1.

2.

of the reasons why filmmakers prefer New Zealand.

i)

elaborate

3.

…from depending entirely upon agricultural exports to tourism and filmmaking

4.

Thanks to his movies more tourists come to the island to see the various locations where his trilogy was filmed / His movies contributed to the economy of New Zealand.

5.

decreasing / on the decrease / affected

6.

i) To explain why greater efforts should be made to stop runaway movies from leaving California.

Part II: Access to Information from Spoken Texts (30 points) 1.

One of the following: down / depressed.

2.

i) is caused by lack of fluids

3.

i) endangers one’s life

4.

One of the following: chills / dizziness / headache / nausea.

5.

ii) it’s advisable to take him directly to a hospital

6.

X

iii) put on clothes which are light

X

v) drink plenty of water