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Section 1


You will hear a man asking for information about health services in the place where he’s living.

WOMAN:   Can I help you?
MAN:        Yes, I’ve just moved to this area with my wife and children and I’d like to know where we can all register with a doctor at a Health Centre.
WOMAN:   Okay. Well, there’s Doctor Green at The Harvey Clinic. We always recommend her for babies, because she’s very good with them and she runs a special clinic.
MAN:        Oh ... actually my youngest child is five, so that wouldn’t be any good for us.
WOMAN:   Right.
MAN:        Is there anywhere else I could try?
WOMAN:   Yes, the Eshcol Health Practice is the next one on my list.
MAN:        How do you spell that?
WOMAN:   E-S-H-C-O-L. And it’s Doctor Fuller, who has space on his list. The clinic only opened a year ago, so the facilities are all very modern.
MAN:        That sounds good.
WOMAN:   And it’s particularly good if you’re busy during the day, because they also do appointments in the evening. They’re closed on Saturday, though.
               The only other place on the list is the Health Centre on Shore Lane. You can register with Doctor Gormley, that’s G-O-R-M-L-E-Y. He’s new there, but the centre has a very good reputation.
MAN:        Oh yes, I think I know the road. That would be the best one. Thanks.

Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.
Health Centres
Name of centre
Doctor’s name
The Harvey Clinic
Dr (1) ...........
especially good with (2) ...........     
The (3) ........... Health Practice
Dr Fuller
offers (4) ........... appointments
The Shore Lane Health Centre
Dr (5) ...........
babies Green Eshcol evening Gormley



MAN:        Could you tell me, will all their services be free?

WOMAN:   Erm ... there are usually some small charges that doctors make. Let me see what it says about the Shore Lane Centre. If you need to be vaccinated before any trips abroad, you won’t have to pay for this. Erm, what else? The sports injury treatment service operates on a paying basis, as does the nutritional therapy service. Some health centres do offer alternative therapies like homeopathy as part of their pay-to-use service. Shore Lane are hoping to do this soon - I think they may start with acupuncture. And finally, if you need to prove you’re healthy or haven’t had any serious injuries before a new employer will accept you, you can get a free fitness check-up there, but you’d most likely have to pay for insurance medicals though.
MAN:        Okay, thanks.

Choose TWO correct answer choices.
1. Which TWO of the following are offered free of charge at Shore Lane Health Centre?
A. employment medicals
B. acupuncture
C. vaccinations
D. sports injury therapy
E. travel advice
Section 2


You will hear a speak to the group before volunteer preparing the town’s anniversary celebrations.

And now for the preparation plans for the town's 250th anniversary celebrations. We are going to follow the same system we had last year, but with a few changes to increase the party spirit.
First of all, this time we are going to make the concert on the beach open to everyone without charge. This is because we have been given money by the council for the celebration and also because last year we had so many problems with keeping people out who had not paid. And on top of this, people will not have to pay for refreshments either, as these are being donated.
Right now, mmm, we are going to divide into four teams: the first one, the Beach Team, will be responsible for cleaning up the beach on the Saturday morning, picking up litter, bottles, plastic bags, wood and anything else that's lying around. Everyone is meeting at the Beach Shop at 8 am. It's an early start, but we want to give everywhere a good thorough clean. We have had permission from the council to close the beach to get it ready for the anniversary celebration on Sunday.
The second team will be responsible for setting out seating in the square for the speeches and prize giving. Again an early start is preferable, but the vans with the seats can't be there until 9 am, so shall we say that everyone should meet at the Village Hall at 9.30? Starting then will allow extra time if the vans are late.

Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
Meeting point
Beach Team
pick up litter
Beach (1)………
8 am
Town Team
arrange (2)………
Village Hall
(3)……… am
shop 9.30 seating



Now the third team will be the judges. For each of the various competitions we will have three judges. On the whole, they will have had experience of judging before. There will be a boat race, a swimming competition and the best fancy dress. A cash prize will be given to the winner in each category and for the two runners-up there will be book-tokens.

There is a sponsored mini-marathon and by the deadline lunch-time today we had 263 applicants with ages ranging from 15-60. That's 80 more than last year. Each entrant has paid a £20 registration fee to enter and all the profits will go to the local Children's Hospital to help fund much needed specialist apparatus.
The fourth team consists of the wardens for the day itself. We are expecting at least 10,000 people if last year is anything to go by. The fields near the entrance to the beach can be used as car parks and we need wardens to help make sure the actual parking is more organized than last year, which was a mess. We also need someone to be in charge of the first-aid, which will be at the entrance to the beach.
Finally, we need some volunteers for the clean-up. Last year we didn't do this very well and so the Council has agreed to provide large bags to collect all the recyclable material like glass and plastic etc., but we have to deal with the rest like left-over food ourselves. We don't want to leave piles of rotten food around or dangerous bottles.

Choose the correct answer. 
1. What does the speaker say about the judges in the competitions?
A. Every judge will be experienced.
B. Most people judging will have some experience.
C. None of the judges will have experience.
2. The winner in each of the competitions will
A. be awarded a cash prize.
B. be given vouchers.
C. receive book-tokens.
3. The profits from the marathon will be given to the Children′s Hospital to help
A. decorate the hospital wards.
B. provide books for the children.
C. buy new specialist equipment.
4. Wardens will be needed at the car park because
A. the parking last year was disorganized.
B. they helped organize the parking well last year.
C. they will be needed to collect parking fees.
5. Bags will be provided by the council
A. only for food rubbish.
B. only for material that can be recycled.
C. for all the rubbish.
Section 3


You will hear two students, Jenna and Marco, discussing a Business Studies project they have to do.

Jenna: Come on Marco. We’ve got to get on and sort out this project for Professor Barclay.
Marco: Hang on. I want to make sure we’ve got all the information. Now .. (sitting down) ... where are we?
Jenna: Well, today we need to sort out exactly what we’re going to do and how we’re going to divide the work up.
Marco: OK. How long have we got, by the way?
Jenna: Um .. the end of term is April 6th and he said to hand it in on week 8, so that’s March 25th at the latest because the beginning of that week is 21st. So not long!
Marco: Right. Have you got the notes there?
Jenna: Yes, he wants us to do a fairly small-scale study, like the last one, on whether or not businesses were offering more benefits to staff. We’ve now got to look at the rise in older workers. Should be fairly straightforward.
Marco: Yeah, as long as we keep it small. Who’s marking it?
Jenna: Don’t know - sometimes he gets the PhD students to mark it for him.
Marco: Oh actually it just says here ‘a senior lecturer’. I suppose it’s too much for Professor Barclay to do them all.
Jenna: Yeah. Anyway, how are we going to go about this?
Marco: Well, we have to decide how big we want it to be and who we’re ...
Jenna: (cutting him off) ... Yeah, but I think we must sort out a timetable for the project otherwise nothing will get done.
Marco: OK. Do you want to do that?
Jenna: Alright. I’ll do it as soon as we finish here. OK - what do we have to do now for the project? What’s the best way to go about it?
Marco: Um ... well, Professor Carter suggested we set up a focus group to get some in-depth interviews but I think that’ll take a lot of time.
Jenna: Yeah, I agree. If we did a focus group, we’d have to spend time deciding who to include in it and it’s not necessary to do one anyway.
Marco: Oh, fine.
Jenna: And. if you agree. I think we should get in touch with the businesses on the list Professor Carter save us and ask them if they’re prepared to participate.
Marco: Sounds good - then we can go there, give them questionnaires and collect them later.
Jenna: Exactly.
Marco: OK. Then do we need to book one of those study rooms in the library so we can work together to input the data? Perhaps not, as I guess just one of us could just sort it out, actually.
Jenna: Yes, that would be easier. A lot of what we’re doing is qualitative, so it’ll be writing up rather than statistics. No software for that I’m afraid!
Marco: And I think it would look better if we had actual shots of some of the staff because we’re citing appearance as a factor in employability, aren’t we?
Jenna: Yeah. OK. I’ll factor that all in when I sort everything out tonight.

Complete the sentences below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.
March 25th/25th of March/ March 25 older workers timetable senior lecturer/ a senior lecturer

- Jenna and Marco must complete their project by  .
- The project will be a study of the increase in  .
- The project will be assessed by  
- Jenna and Marco agree they need a   for the project.


Marco: I’m glad we decided to work together. I think it’s going to work out well.

Jenna: Yes, well, given that we had to work in pairs on this project, I think we were right to choose each other. We complement each other academically as we’re each good at what the other isn’t! In fact, we should have tried working together before!
Marco: Yes! Now, how shall we split the work? I’ll do the analysis, shall I?
Jenna: Oh - OK.
Marco: It’s just that it might be faster because I’m used to doing it - although your English is better than mine. I need more practice at reading, really.
Jenna: OK. I’ll do the presentation then. If that’s OK with you?
Marco: Yeah, sure. I don’t mind speaking in public but I hate preparing all the notes for them.
Jenna: Thing is. the tutor said one person should do the whole presentation and he’s said he expects me to do it because I haven’t done one vet.
Marco: No, that’s fine. Now ... (fade) ...


1. What THREE things do Marco and Jenna have to do now for the project?
A. hand out questionnaires
B. choose their subjects
C. use statistical software
D. take photographs
E. interview some people
F. contact some local companies
G. do some work in the library
2. Why did Jenna and Marco agree to work together?
A. because they each have different skills
B. because they both wanted to work with someone else
C. because they have worked together before
3. Why does Marco suggest that he writes the analysis?
A. He has more experience of this than Jenna.
B. He is better at English than Jenna.
C. He needs more practice with this kind of writing.
4. Why does Jenna offer to do the presentation?
A. She wants to divide the work on the project fairly.
B. Her tutor wants her to do the presentation.
C. Marco is very nervous about giving presentations.
Section 4


PAULA: Today I’d like to introduce Ted Hunter, who used to rear sheep and poultry but who is here to tell us about a rather unusual type of livestock that he’s been concentrating on in the last few years. Ted Hunter is a member of the Domesticated Ostrich Farming Association, and is here to tell us about the possibilities of breeding and rearing these birds here in this country.

TED:    Thank you, Paula. When you look at international restaurant menus and supermarkets they all tend to feature the same range of meats - beef, lamb, chicken, pork, that sort of thing. But people are always interested in something different and we’re now finding that farming can bring new types of meat to our tables. The kangaroo is one animal that’s now being farmed for its meat and eaten outside Australia, where it comes from. It looks and tastes rather like rabbit, though it’s slightly darker in colour, but it is rather tough, so that’s a problem for some people. Crocodiles are also being farmed for their meat. This is rather like chicken, pale and tender, and it’s getting quite fashionable. Some people also find it’s rather fatty, but I think it makes a really tasty sandwich. Now a third type of meat becoming increasingly available, and the one that I think is by far the nicest of the three, is ostrich, which most people say has a similar taste and texture to beef. However, it’s much better for you than beef, as we’ll see later.

Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.
tough / rather tough beef rabbit / rabbit meat



TED: Most people think of ostriches as wild animals, but in fact ostriches have been farmed in South Africa since around 1860. At first they were produced for their feathers. In Africa they were used for tribal ceremonial dress and they were also exported to Europe and America where they were made into ladies’ fans and used for decorating hats. Later, feather fans and big. decorated hats went out of fashion but ostriches were still bred, this time for their hide. This can be treated to produce about half a square metre of leather - very delicate, fine stuff of very good quality. At the same time, some of the meat was used for biltong - the air-dried strips of meat popular in South Africa as a sort of fast food.

Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.
Ostrich feathers
- tribal ceremonial dress
- (1).........
- decorated hats
Ostrich hide
Ostrich (3).......
fans / ladies' fans / feather fans / ladies' feather fans leather / delicate leather / fine leather / good quality leather meat



TED: However, recently there’s been more and more interest in the development of ostrich farming in other parts of the world, and more people are recognising its value as a food source. Ostrich meat is slightly higher in protein than beef- and much lower in fats and cholesterol. It tastes good too. A series of European taste tests found that 82% of people prefer ostrich to beef. And one ostrich produces a lot of meat - from around 30 to 50 kg, mostly from the hindquarters of the bird. Farmed ostriches don’t need African climates, and in fact ostrich farming is now becoming well established in other parts of the world. However, setting up an ostrich farm isn’t something to embark on lightly. Mature breeding birds are very expensive - even a fertilised ostrich egg isn’t cheap so you need quite a bit of capital to begin with. Then the farmer needs special equipment such as incubators for the eggs. The young chicks are very dependent on human minders, and need a lot of attention from the people looking after them. In addition, ostriches can’t be intensively farmed - they need space and exercise.

But in spite of this they make good farming sense. A cow produces only one calf a year whereas a female ostrich can lay an egg every other day. And because the          farmers can use incubators and hatched chicks are nourished well and protected from danger, the failure rate on farms is very low indeed and almost all the fertilised eggs will hatch out into chicks which will in turn reach maturity. This is very different from the situation in the wild, where the vast majority of chicks will die or be killed before they grow up into mature ostriches. So it’s possible, once the initial outlay has been made, for the farmer to be looking at very good profit margins indeed. Ostrich farming is still in its early days outside Africa but we hope that ostrich meat will be freely available soon and before long will be as cheap as beef.

Choose the correct answer choice for each question.
1. Ostrich meat
A. tastes nearly as good as beef.
B. is very filling.
C. has more protein than beef.
2. One problem with ostrich fanning in Britain is
A. the cost of transporting birds.
B. the price of ostrich eggs.
C. the climate.
3. Ostrich chicks reared on farms
A. are very independent.
B. must be kept in incubators until mature.
C. need looking after carefully.
4. The speaker suggests ostrich farms are profitable because
A. farmed birds are very productive.
B. little initial outlay is required.
C. there is a good market for the meat.
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