FIRST TERM EXAMINATION OF ENGLISH Aghbalou Secondary School Level 1 – Literary streams 2010-2011 SECTION ONE: Comprehension & interpretation (07 pts) Read the following passages carefully: Childcare Worker wanted Katie Schultz 11 Merchant Street We are a well-established childcare centre in Greenview Plainview QLD 3117 and we are looking for a childcare worker to join our team. M: 0411 111 111 This is a permanent full-time position and you will be taking E: firstname.lastname@example.org care of children aged 6 years. A key part of the role is th planning, implementing and evaluating high quality, flexible November 5 , 2010 and innovative educational programs for children aged 6 Murray Fogarty years. Managing Director Greenview Childcare Centre To succeed in this position you will need: 17 Example Street - at least one year experience working in childcare Greenview QLD 3000 - a first aid certificate - a current working with children card ('Blue Card') and police check Re: Childcare Worker position - a genuine interest in working with children Dear Mr Fogarty, - the ability to form warm & responsive relationships with children I am writing to apply for the Childcare Worker position - a positive & friendly attitude advertised in the Greenview Telegraph on 2 November. - high-level verbal and written communication skills I have worked in a childcare centre for the last 20 months and - initiative and capacity to work with minimal supervision. found it a very rewarding experience. In my current job I have particularly enjoyed developing the play curriculum and We offer an award rate salary, and you will be working in planning and implementing sporting and craft activities for the great conditions. children at Plainview Out Of School Hours (OOSH) Centre. To apply, please send us your application letter to the Some of my successful activities have included the rotating following address sporting activities at the 'OOSHlympics' and the diary-making day and pottery day. Murray Fogarty My social and friendly nature means I have a knack of Managing Director connecting with children and adults from diverse social Greenview Childcare Centre 17 Example Street backgrounds and I value the task of building community Greenview QLD 3000 involvement, which I see as part of working in childcare. Child safety is always at the forefront of my mind and I am cool- headed in stressful situations. I have a first aid certificate and a current Blue Card and police check. Attached is my resume. Please let me know if you need any more information. Yours sincerely, Katie Schultz A B Glossary English Arabic English Arabic Care اعتىاء Rewarding محفش Position مهىة Curriculum بزوامج Implement وفذ Craft , Knack مهارة Flexible مزن Background وسط Current حالي Involvement اوضمام Genuine حقيقي Safety سالمة Relationship عالقة Forefront طليعة Attitude مىقف Cool-headed رسيه Mind عقل Stressful مقلق 1. Answer the following questions according to the texts above: a) Which of the above passages is an “ad” ? A or B ? b) What type of text is the passage “B” ? c) Which job is proposed for the candidates ? d) Does the candidate have to know how to help children under his responsibility in case of an accident ? Justify your answer from the text. e) Who is the candidate for the job of childcare ? Katie Schultz or Murray Fogarty ? f) Did the candidate send her letter through snail-mail or through e-mail ? Justify. g) Do you think the candidate is suitable for the job of childcare ? Justify your answer. SECTION TWO: Text exploration (08 pts) 2. Find in the text “A” words closest in meaning to the following ones: a) diploma, b) capacity, c) payment 3. Find in the text “B” words opposite in meaning to the following ones: a) disliked, b) unique, c) danger 4. Fill in the table below with verbs taken from text “B”; use one verb per column: [d] [ıd] [t] 5. Find in the text “B” a frequency adverb and put it in a sentence of your own. 6. Highlight the stressed syllable in each of the following words (use green or red colour): childcare, apply, succeed, background 7. Rewrite the following sentence, using “must” instead of the underlined words: To succeed in this position, you will need a first aid certificate. 8. Rewrite the following sentences, using “she” instead of “I”: a) I value the job of childcare. b) I have a first aid certificate. SECTION THREE: written expression (05 pts) Choose one of the following topics: Topic 1: Suppose you are interested in the job of childcare advertised in the ad above; write a letter of enquiry in which you ask for more information. (pay attention to both the form & the content of the letter) Topic 2: Write a short telephone dialogue in which you ask the secretary of a public school for information about an English course advertised in a local newspaper. (think of location, start day, fees, duration, etc.).
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