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READING PASSAGE 1
WHAT'S ON IN WINTER
Read the text and answer the questions 1-4.
Winter is here but shorter days don't mean less to do.
Sundays, June and July
Where: various bush and farm locations Orienteering is an outdoor activity that combines adventure and sport with navigational skills through the bush. Take a hike or mountain-bike ride through a set course in a different bush or farm location on each excursion with guidance from a compass and a map. Each course is within an hour's drive of the CBD. This is a fun, easy way to enhance fitness for the whole family, ages 7-70. To learn more about orienteering or sign up for a course, visit wa.orienteering. asn.au or call 9215 0700.
Mountain Designs Adventure Race Australia
Where: bush camp and forest retreat
Adventure Race Australia heightens the thrill of adventure racing, combining biking, running, trekking, kayaking, rock climbing and other adventure sports to test physical strength, endurance and willpower. The race caters to both inexperienced and seasoned racers with a 'Raw' course for beginners and a 'Hardcore' course for racers who want an extra challenge. To get involved go to adventureaustralia.com.au
21 June & 19 July
MEMORABLE MOVIES IN MIDLAND
Where: Town Hall
Take a trip down memory lane at the Memorable Movies gathering, held once a month. This June the memorable movie is Roman Holiday, the 1953 classic starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. Then in July there is a school holiday special presentation of The World's Fastest Indian, a true-life story of motorcycle enthusiast and world-record breaker Burt Munro, starring Anthony Hopkins.
Festivals and Fairs
17 to 19 June
HILLARYS ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE FAIR
Where: Hillarys Boat Harbour
The Antique and Vintage Fair will showcase hidden treasures from the past, including fascinating items from antique furniture to retro fashion. Antique valuers will also be on the premises to give expert advice on buying and selling as attendees peruse the various stalls underneath one giant tent.
29 to 30 July
A TRIBUTE TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG
Where: Concert Hall
Louis Armstrong revolutionised American jazz and dominated the scene for more than 60 years. He defines the jazz style and is a legendary figure in music history. Conductor Benjamin Northey will accompany trumpeter James Morrison to pay tribute to the famous musician by playing some of his most well-known and beloved hits. Go to waso.com.au for more details.
All the Rest
Until 18 October
Become a detective for a day at the Whodunnit? Exhibition. The exhibition is a fabricated crime scene in a zoo: someone has shot and killed a security guard, and a famous white rhino is missing. Guests use forensic science to obtain evidence and solve the crimes. For details visit scitech.org.
Source: RAC Horizons magazine
Read the text below and answer questions 5-10.
New York. A motorcyclist taking part in a protest against helmet laws has died after he went over his handlebars and hit his head on the pavement. Philip Contos, 55, probably would have survived the accident on Saturday in Onondaga if he was wearing a helmet, police said.
Mr Contos was riding a Harley-Davidson when he braked and lost control. New York is one of 20 states that require motorcyclists to wear helmets. Lobbying by motorcyclist groups has led some states to repeal helmet laws.
Read the text below and answer questions 11-14.
CARING FOR THE PARK
Be kind. Do not disturb animals, plants or rocks. No firearms or pets are permitted in Kennedy Range National Park.
Be responsible. Use your portable gas stove. Dead wood is habitat for wildlife.
Be clean. Take your rubbish out of the park when you leave.
Be careful. Stay on the paths and help prevent erosion. Look out for falling rocks. Your safety is our concern but your responsibility.
Be prepared. The trails are rough and steep in places. Wear sturdy footwear and carry your own water at all times.
Be considerate. Fossicking and collecting rocks, gemstones and fossils is not permitted.
The unsealed road to the eastern escarpment is usually suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles.
Access to the western side of the park via the Gascoyne River is recommended only for high-
Flights and safari tours to Kennedy Range are available through visitor centres in Carnarvon, Denham and other local towns.
Bush camping is permitted at Temple Gorge campground at the base of the eastern escarpment. Accommodation is available at Gascoyne Junction (about 60km from the park) and station accommodation can be arranged by contacting the Shire of Upper Gascoyne.
Always carry ample supplies of fuel and water. Pastoral stations surround the Kennedy Range National Park and access through the stations is only permitted with the manager's approval.
Department of Environment and Conservation campground hosts are usually based at the Kennedy Range during the winter months.
Source: Department of Environment and
Answer the questions below. Look at texts A-F above from a 'What's On in Winter· guide.
For which text are the following statements true?
Write the correct letter A-F in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.
Note: you may use any letter more than once.
Which two activities involve outdoor sport? (Ex:A,B)
Which activity would music lovers enjoy?
Which activity is held monthly?
Which activity would suit young science lovers?
Do the following statements agree with the information in the article?
In boxes 5-10 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 in the passage|
5 This incident took place in Onondaga, New York.
6 The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet when he crashed and died.
7 More than a hundred motorcyclists were taking part in this protest ride.
8 New York State requires motorcyclists to wear helmets.
9 All states in the USA require motorcyclists to wear helmets.
10 Protests in the USA against compulsory use of motorcycle helmets have at times been successful.
Answer the questions below.
Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for the text for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 11-14 on your answer sheet.
Access roads to the national park can at times be closed due to 11
Using wood for campfires in the park is not encouraged, so campers are asked to use a 12 for cooking.
It is not permitted for visitors to collect rocks, 13 from the national park.
Visitors can stay overnight at the camping ground near the Gorge, or can 14 to other accommodation at Gascoyne Junction.