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READING PASSAGE 1

Read the four advertisements below and answer Questions 1-5.

WHERE TO STAY, ACCOMMODATION

A. COUNTRY COMFORT INN, HUNTER VALLEY

The Country Comfort Inn, Hunter Valley, is a beautifully restored 125-year-old building just 20 minutes from the vineyards.

Formerly an orphanage, the Inn is set on 10 acres of landscaped gardens complete with pool, sauna, tennis court, spa, gym, billiard room, guest lounge, fireplace, cocktail bar, and two restaurants, Special packages available.

New England Highway, Maitland.

Call toll free 1800 065 064 or (02) 4932 5288

B. SIESTA MOTEL

'Spend a night - not a fortune'

That’s the Budget Motel chain motto. The Siesta Motel, rated 3-star, is conveniently placed at the gateway to the winery district and nearby to the historic towns of Morpeth and Wollombi.

The family-owned and operated Siesta offers airconditioned comfort and a friendly atmosphere. A free light breakfast is delivered to your suite, and excellent meals are available at the Maitland City Bowling Club next door.

Quality of accommodation is assured, yet our room rates are the lowest in the district.

258 New England Highway, Maitland.

Phone (049) 32 83 22

C. ENDEAVOUR EAST MAITLAND MOTEL

28 modern, comfortable 3-star units which open onto the swimming pool and barbeque area. All units feature flatscreen TVs and DVDs, airconditioning, 2 with spas.

Fully licensed restaurant with cocktail bar and lounge is open 7 nights. Close to all amenities.

New England Highway, East Maitland.

Phone (02) 4933 5488

D. ESKDALE COUNTRY COTTAGES

Rustic cottages secluded amongst gum trees on 200 acres provide peace and quiet, and privacy. The cottages are located on the historic beef cattle property, 'Eskdale', nestled in the Williams Valley.

Each cottage is completely self-contained having 2 bedrooms, full kitchen facilities, and sitting rooms with TV and DVD, and offers comfortable rural accommodation to those who enjoy the delights of the country yet still wish to have access to the city. Situated dose to the towns of Morpeth, Maitland, Port Stephens and rainforests around Dungog.

Nelson Plains Road, Seaham NSW 2324.

Phone (02) 4988 6207 Fax (02) 4988 6209

Read the passage below and answer Question 6-8

Morpeth is today a small town about two hours’ drive north of Sydney. The town of Morpeth grew from an original 2000 acres of land given to an English army officer, Lieutenant Edward Close (1790-1866), in 1821.

During the 1830s and 1840s, Morpeth became a major river port due to its favourable location. Produce, leather goods and timber were brought to Morpeth from inland New South Wales and shipped down the Hunter River to the coast and then to Sydney. However, in 1870 a railway line reached the town, and the importance of river shipping began to decline. Today, Morpeth, with its beautiful old buildings, is a popular tourist destination.

The best way to sec Morpeth is to take the Morpeth Heritage Walk. This covers about three kilometres, and takes visitors past many beautiful historic buildings. Starting at Fig Tree Hill, which has picnic facilities, stroll past the Surgeon’s Cottage, built in 1845, formerly home of the local doctor, now shops. From there you will come to Morpeth Bridge, erected in 1870, which replaced a ferry boat. Opposite it on the right is the Courthouse, still in use today. Continue your walk past the historic railway station, then turn into George Street. Stroll past gracious houses until you come to the Church of the Immaculate Conception on your right, built of bricks made in Gosford. Continuing up George Street, you come to the shopping district where you can browse through the shops or stop for refreshment. Your tour of Morpeth finishes at magnificent Closebourne House, built in 1826 by Lieutenant Edward Close.

Read the text below and answer Question 9-13

CLASSIFIEDS

BUSY PHARMACY in Eastern Suburbs urgently needs energetic, friendly assistant. Experience required, driver’s licence helpful. Ability to deal with the public essential. Great job for the right person. Apply in writing to P.O. Box 236, Elmdale South 2987.

CHILDMINDING Responsible teenager wanted to mind two school-age children Mon. to Fri. 3pm to 6pm. References necessary and experience with young children preferred. Phone 9776 5489.

SALES Tired of selling all day with little to show for it? Looking to improve your sales skills? We can brush up your selling performance so that every potential customer is a sure sale. Contact Eric on 0412 425 789 during business hours for any queries.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT required for busy publishing company. Word processing skills an advantage. Must be willing to work flexible hours and in different sections of the company. Apply in writing, naming two referees, to Recruitment Division, Wall and Fixture Press, P.O. Box 375, Dunsmore 2777.

EXPERIENCED WAITER required for exclusive city restaurant. Lunches and dinners. Good appearance essential, plus knowledge of Japanese an advantage. Phone 0408 233 188 after 5pm for interview.

ARE YOU a bright, cheerful person? Do you enjoy creative work? Are you willing to work hard in a very pleasant environment? If so, Beecroft Hearts and Flowers, a busy florist and gift shop in a major shopping centre needs you. Experience isn’t necessary but a driver’s licence is. Contact Ellen, 0422 123 766 after 7am.

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Section 1: Questions 1-13

Questions 1-5

For which advertisement are the following statements True?

Write the appropriate letter, A-D, in boxes 1-5 on your answer

TWO places to stay have restaurants.

1

The place claims to offer the cheapest rate.

2

You can ring the place without charge for more information.

3

Guests can cook their own food.

4

The place was not originally used by holiday makers.

5

    Questions 6-8

    Choose the appropriate letter, A, B or C.

    Write the appropriate letter in boxes 6-8 on your answer sheet.

    6

    Morpeth developed into a town because

    • A
    • B
    • C
    7

    The town of Morpeth was known for

    • A
    • B
    • C
    8

    Morpeth is popular with visitors today because of

    • A
    • B
    • C

    Questions 9-13

    Answer the questions below.

    Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the text for each answer.

    Write your answers in boxes 9-13 on your answer sheets.

    When should you call to ask about selling techniques?

    9

    How should you apply for the position in the chemist shop?

    10

    What number should you ring for the job being offered after school?

    11

    What qualification is essential for the position with Beecroft Hearts and Flowers?

    12

    What names do you need to provide for the job in publishing?

    13

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