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Reading Passage 1
Read the passage below and answer questions 1-15 that follow.
From the Editor
In this issue we publish some of the many letters we received on the new Sports Stadium, our cover story last month. Your reactions were certainly mixed! Read our exclusive interview with film-star Mike Mikeson and his plans to start a fast-food chain. But there’s so much more… enough to keep you going for the rest of the month.
Until next time, The Editor
|COVER STORY 5|
|Mike Mikeson: a new smash-hit movie, but plans for a dramatic career change|
Film Review 30
Letters to the Editor 32
What’s on Round Town 33
Art, Music, Theatre
|12 Getaway Holidays|
Some popular and some unusual
18 Start Now
Marissa Brown of EastBank sets out a sound investment and savings plan for young professionals
26 Best Wheels
Racing car driver Marco Leoni changes teams: will it be Ford or Ferrari?
28 The Met
Metropolitan Art Museum hosts a new exhibition of post-modern paintings
Questions 5 – 10
Read the advertisements for musical concerts below and answer the questions that follow.
SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC CONCERTS
for January 2001
A. Sydney Youth Orchestra
Conservatorium High School students play a selection of Mozart concertos.
Date: Sat. 4th and 11th January, 8.00 pm. $10 and $5
B. Let’s Sing Together
An afternoon for the young and the young-at-heart. Led by the Giggles Band,
sing children’s songs from your childhood and from all over the world.
There will be a special appearance by Willy Wallaby,
from the popular children’s programme, Hoppy!
Date: Sun. 5th January, 3.00 pm. $5
C. One Romantic Evening
Bring someone special with you and listen to some of the greatest
love songs as you gaze at the stars together!
Date: Sat. 25th January, 8.00 pm. $20 and $12
Note: This concert will be held in the Conservatorium Rose Carden, not in the Concert Hall.
D. Rock n’ Roll
Bop along ’til late to the rock hits of the last 10 years. Bands playing include
The Hippies, The Hypers, and The Heroes. If you have a special request,
write it down at the ticket counter when you come in.
Date: Sat. 18th January, 8.00 pm. $10 and $5
World-famous classical guitarist Rodrigo Paras will play a selection
of traditional Spanish Flamenco pieces.
Date: Sun. 19th and 26th January, 7.30 pm. $20 and $12
Read the information below on treatment for snake bite, then answer Questions 11-15.
FIRST AID FOR SNAKE BITES
Snakes are not normally aggressive and tend to bite only when they are threatened or mishandled. Some snakes, e.g. the carpet snake, are not poisonous. Others, e.g. the brown snake, tiger snake and taipan, are very poisonous.
- leave snakes alone and do not collect snakes
- do not put your hands in hollow logs, under piles of wood, or in rubbish
- be noisy when walking in the bush
- look carefully when walking through thick grass
- use a torch around camps at night
B Symptoms and signs
These do not appear immediately, but from about 15 minutes to 2 hours after the casualty is bitten. There are often no visible symptoms or signs. Take seriously any information from a casualty concerning:
- strong emotional reaction
- headache or double vision
- drowsiness, giddiness or faintness
- nausea and/or vomiting and diarrhoea
- puncture marks about 1 centimetre apart at the site of the bite. Bites are usually on the limbs, especially the legs.
- breathing difficulties
- reassure the casualty
- apply a pressure immobilisation bandage over the bitten area and around the limb
- seek medical aid urgently
D Snakebite Warnings
- never wash the venom off the skin as this will help in later identification
- never cut or squeeze the bitten area
- never try to suck the venom out of the wound
On the following page is a Contents page from a magazine.
Answer questions 1-3 by writing the appropriate page number (numbers) where the information appears in the magazine, in boxes 1-3 on pour answer sheet.
What page would you turn to for advice about money?
On what TWO pages can you read about art?
On what page is the new sports stadium discussed?
Answer Question 4 by writing NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS in box 4 on your answer sheet.
How often does this magazine appear?
Read the advertisements for musical events on the previous page.
Answer the questions below by writing the appropriate letter or letters A-E in boxes 5-10 on your answer sheet.
Your answer may require more than one letter.
Example At which concert will a television character appear?
5 At which concert will young performers play?
6 Which concert will be held outdoors?
7 Which concerts will happen more than once in Sunday?
8 Which concert will feature only one performer?
9 Which concert is NOT being held at night?
10 At which concert can the audience choose what will be performed?
The passage “First Aid for Snake Bites” explains what to do in the event of a snake bite.
Read the additional instructions below and choose the section A-D to which each instruction belongs. Write the appropriate letter in boxes 11-15 on pour answer sheet.
Example: never use a tight bandage
11 help the casualty to sit or lie down
12 wear stout shoes, walk-socks and jeans (or similar clothing) in areas where snakes could be present
13 pain or tightness in the chest or abdomen
14 do not try to catch the snake
15 swelling of the bitten area