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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE ESOL EXAMINATIONS English for Speakers of Other Languages FIRST CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH PAPER 1 Reading

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INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES Do not open this question paper until you are told to do so. Write your name, Centre number and candidate number on your answer sheet if they are not already there. Read the instructions for each part of the paper carefully. Answer all the questions. Read the instructions on the answer sheet. Mark your answers on the answer sheet. Use a pencil. You must complete the answer sheet within the time limit. At the end of the test, hand in both this question paper and your answer sheet.

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES There are 30 questions on this paper. Questions 1 15 carry two marks. Questions 16 30 carry one mark.

500/2705/0 UCLES 2008 Cambridge ESOL Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International

Part 1 You are going to read a newspaper article about attending a new attraction for film fans in the US. For questions 18, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to the text. Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. __________________________________________________________________________________

Star for a Night


For 45 dollars, visitors to Tinseltown Studios are treated like their Hollywood idols on Oscar night. Laurel Ives joins the would-be stars.
It is a warm evening in Los Angeles, and I am standing in a long queue outside a fabulouslooking place called Tinseltown Studios. Nervous chatter and the noise of a distant, six-lane freeway hum in the air. Women busily re-apply their lipstick and smooth their dresses. Like me, they are hoping that they are about to get a taste of what it feels like to be a star. We are spending an evening at one of the newest and strangest ideas dreamt up by the American entertainment industry. Tinseltowns owners, Ogden Entertainment, claim that, for one night only, they will turn ordinary individuals into screen legends and I can hardly wait. Our evening begins at 7.30 p.m. Handing over my ticket, I walk down the long red carpet ahead. Fans approach and ask for my autograph. I graciously agree. Reporters ask where I got my outfit and who will star with me in my new film. On my right, a television crew is interviewing two girls. A journalist approaches. Congratulations, she says, you are nominated as Best Actress tonight. She turns out to be one of the organisers of the event and she tells me that, along with three other nominees, I will be edited into a scene from a famous movie so that it will seem as if I am the star. The eight scenes (showing four men and four women) will then be broadcast over dinner and the Best Actress and Best Actor chosen. Nominees are chosen by staff at the beginning of the evening, on the basis of who they think looks as if they have the most guts. So why did they choose me? Suddenly, the nerves that the staff did not detect come to the surface. Coping with people who are pretending to be fans, journalists and TV crews is one thing, but being broadcast acting badly in front of 200 people? I didnt know if I could handle that. Then I and the other three nominees are shown into a lift and taken upstairs to the studio. I am to replace Genevieve Bujold as the Queen of England in Anne of a Thousand Days. They show me the scene, hand me a costume and push me in front of a camera. My five lines are written onto a large white board and held in front of me. Suddenly, it is line 50 all over. Once all four nominees have been filmed, we join the rest of the stars in the vast banquet room. Over the first course, videos are shown on a screen above us. The show begins with the red carpet interviews filmed as we, the guests, arrived. First up is a man called John Richardson. Is he pleased to be nominated for an award tonight, asks the reporter? You know, being a stunt man isnt as glamorous as being an actor, he replies. Most of the time, people watching the picture think that it is the actors doing the stunts, so its good to finally get some recognition. Johns friends, who are sitting at the table next to mine, are loving his interview, applauding every time he speaks. Whod have thought that, in real life, he is just a dull computer programmer? says one of them. He is right: as more stars-for-a-night are interviewed, I am struck by how competently these people express themselves. A waiter approaches with a warning: I am about to be spotlighted. I am introduced to the audience, my blushing face appears on the big screen and then, as I squirm with embarrassment in my chair, the film of me, edited (rather badly) into Anne of a Thousand Days, is shown. I am also handed a prescripted speech with blanks so I can say a thank-you to whomever I choose just in case I am chosen as Best Actress. However, my performance was so wooden that I dont win. Yet now that I know I wont have to make a speech, I feel a moment of real disappointment.

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When the writer is waiting to go into Tinseltown Studios, she A B C D thinks she has little in common with the other people. wants to find that the claim the company makes is true. fears that the event may go on for too long. is surprised by the appearance of the building.

As she goes into the building, the writer A B C D gets confused as to who some of the people are. acts as if she really is a star. is unable to respond to certain questions. is impressed by some of the other visitors.

What is meant by guts in line 36? A B C D experience ambition energy courage

What does it in line 50 refer to? A B C D the filming of the writer the white board the filming of all four nominees the writers last line

John Richardson answers the question he is asked by A B C D denying an accusation. explaining a change in attitude. expressing satisfaction. admitting to being confused.

The writer notices that the other people who are interviewed A B C D try to respond in the same way that John Richardson did. try to appear more interesting than they really are. have similar jobs to John Richardsons in real life. have little difficulty in giving good answers to questions.

When the writer is spotlighted, she A B C D finds that she is unable to speak. quickly looks away from the screen. clearly feels uncomfortable. becomes convinced that she will win.

When she discovers that she has not won, the writer A B C D understands why she was not chosen as the winner. is glad that she will not have to make a speech. wishes she had not agreed to be filmed. regrets not having a better part.

Part 2 You are going to read a newspaper article about a woman who works as a personal assistant, or PA, to the director of a museum. Seven paragraphs have been removed from the article. Choose from the paragraphs A-H the one which fits each gap (915). There is one extra paragraph which you do not need to use. Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. __________________________________________________________________________________

Working in a Museum
Anna Cuss is a PA in one of the most important museums in London. She talks to Wendy Smith about her job. Since she took up her post a year ago as PA to the director of the Natural History Museum, Dr Neil Chalmers, Anna Cuss has become a source of knowledge on all manner of museum issues from botany and zoology to fund-raising, re-roofing and heating systems.
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This means there are plenty of meetings to organise. Neil sits on various external committees and we have all the internal committee meetings that have to be attended the focus could be anything from fund-raising for future years, to buildings management.
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And visit they do in their thousands. The Natural History Museum gets up to 1.8 million visitors each year, making it the fourth most popular paying visitor attraction in the UK.
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Anna feels at home in this environment. I always wanted to work in a top job in a museum and finally Ive managed it, she says.
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This runs for another year and is advertised as the first of its type to explore eighteenthand nineteenth-century British sea voyages of exploration.
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But that would have involved doing a postgraduate course. That would have meant another three years at university, and to be honest, Id had enough of studying by then.
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Her boss is also responsible for the running of the building. The site in London covers a huge area and is home to the largest collection of natural history books, magazines, manuscripts, maps and drawings in the world.

That was followed by four years working for the director of the Royal Society of Arts. I wasnt really looking to move, but when I saw the Natural History Museum job advertised I felt I had to apply for it.

This was the first one I had seen being put up and it was a really busy time, says Anna. I had to plan notes for Neils speech for the opening reception and deal with the press office. She originally studied archaeology as a way of entering the museum world. My dream had always been to become a museum curator, she says. As a result, both of them try to meet each day to plan ahead. We always keep Fridays free so he can sit down and do some research, she says. Anna has become so keen that after work she reads books on natural history and attends the museums lectures. She has also taken up birdwatching at the weekend.

Whether she is helping with school parties or dealing with distinguished visitors from overseas, Anna admits she is kept very busy. She and her boss have just launched the museums latest exhibition. What many people dont know is that, apart from the exhibits, we also have 300 scientists working here carrying out lots of research, says Anna. She completed a secretarial course and then worked her way through a range of administrative positions. Later she moved to London to the Museums and Galleries Commission as PA to the assistant director. People always ask me what I do all day, other than dust down the exhibits, she jokes. But there is a whole lot more going on behind the scenes which makes the museum interesting to the people who visit.

Part 3 You are going to read some book reviews. For questions 1630, choose from the reviews (A-E). The reviews may be chosen more than once. Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.
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In which book
does the author make a number of choices which most readers would not expect? is the information organised by topic rather than place? does the authors imagination seem to take over at times? do we learn about certain professional techniques? are ordinary places made to seem more interesting? 16 17 18 19 20

Which book
might help us to understand more about ourselves? covers its subject thoroughly? makes us feel some of the writers enjoyment of the subject? introduces us to some very strange people? shows how people may try to influence others? was based on an earlier piece of work? is one of a number on a similar theme? fails to underline the connection between two aspects of its subject? shows us changes taking place at the present time? was written because of an anniversary? 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Book of the Week


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Hungry for You, by Joan Smith Food is of monumental importance to us and yet we often tend to make its role seem unimportant. In this intriguing collection of articles, Joan Smith tries to make us realise that we should not simply take food for granted. The book shows how our choice of what we eat, how we prepare it and with whom we share it can reveal things about us. The book invites us to look at how food can be used to charm and impress people. This is a fascinating read, but be warned - you may never be able to sit down to a meal in quite the same way again. long-forgotten crime movie or cowboy film which, in the authors eyes, takes filmmaking into new territory. Scorceses infectious delight in his subject and detailed understanding of what directors were attempting to achieve with various camera angles and styles of editing make for a fascinating read.

Full Circle, by Luis Seplveda

Rotterdam Photographic Impressions, by Martin Kers

Ma r ti n Ke rs h as beco m e fa mo us fo r h is p hotog r a p hs of t he Dut c h l a ndsc ape a n d m a n y people still feel t h a t t h is is w h a t he does best. In t h is book he s ho ws t h a t he is eq u a l l y skilf ul in s ho wi n g j ust ho w i n te resti n g a cit y l a ndsc ape c a n be . T h e book p ai n ts a po we rf ul pic t u r e of a mode r n a nd d y n a m i c cit y . W it h h is kee n e y e for co n t r ast, Ke rs m a k es e v e n t he most u ni nspi r i n g h a r bo u r sce ne co m e to life. Ho we v e r , it is a pit y t h a t he doesn t m a k e mo re of t he oppor t u n i t y to sho w ho w closel y t h e cit y a nd t h e h a r bo u r a re rel a ted to ea c h ot he r . In t he end, t ho u g h , Ke rs s u c ceeds i n sho wi n g us a mode r n cit y wo r k i n g ti relessl y on its o w n t r a nsfor m a t io n a n d de v elop m e n t .

Full Circle co m es fro m a se ries of books of t r a v e lle rs stories b ro u g h t out rece n tl y b y a le adi n g p u blis he r . Full Circle is abo u t w h a t it c alls a jo u r ne y w i t ho u t a n y set pl a n i nto t he he a r t of Sou t h A m e r i c a . T h e a u t ho r p ai n ts v i v i d , so me ti m es su r r e a l , pic t u r es of people a n d pl a ces w h e re it is ofte n diffic u l t to tell t he diffe re n ce bet wee n fa c t a n d fiction . W he t he r he is t r a v elli n g i n Pat a go ni a or i n so me sleep y t ropic a l to w n , t he a u t ho r c re a tes c h a r a c te rs w ho a re al most u n belie v a b le a n d t he n pl a ces t he m i n ex t r ao rdi n a r y sit u a tio ns.

Africa: A Biography of the Continent, by John Reader

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorcese through American Movies, by Martin Scorcese

This book was written as a result of a television documentary made by Martin Scorcese some years ago, at the invitation of the British Film Institute, to mark the first hundred years of cinema. Scorceses selection of the films which have most influenced him is quite surprising. For every widely accepted classic, there is a

This book is concerned not only with the Africa of European explorers, traders and colonists but with the Africa of the Africans who have been there for four million years or more. This book does not deal with Africa region by region, but rather adopts a thematic approach, dealing with specific subjects individually crop gathering, keeping animals, iron making, trade, disease taking examples from across almost the whole of the continent. This is a solid work of scholarship and at the end we feel that reading it has taken away the necessity of reading dozens of other books on the history and pre-history of Africa.

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