Section B

Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage.

There were several reasons behind our decision to move to Flemington. The first occurred about 18 months ago when we were living in a one-bedroom apartment and decided to move into larger quarters before we had a baby. We began to look at houses at reasonable prices. Then, much sooner than expected, I got pregnant. Soon after that, Mark’s company announced that they were relocating to Flemington, about 90 miles south of us. Mark’s company had been good to him, and it was one of the few around with excellent benefits, family-friendly politics, and a child-care center on site. With a baby on the way, these things were essential for us. So we began looking at real estate in Flemington and also did some research on their school system as well as the overall community. We were very excited about what we found—reasonable housing costs, great schools, and a lively town. We’ll be moving about a month before the baby is due. Let’s hope he doesn’t decide to come early.

11. Why did Mark and his wife want to move to Flemington at first?

12. Which statement is NOT TRUE about Mark’s company?

13. How did they feel about what they had found in Flemington?

Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.

The word “university” comes from the Latin word “universitas”, meaning “the whole”. In the Middle Ages, the word meant “an association of teachers and scholars”. The origins of universities can be traced back to the 12th to 14th centuries. In the early 12th century, students gathered together for higher studies at certain centers of learning. The earliest centers in the Europe were at Bolonia in Italy, founded in 1088. Other early centers were set up in France, Austria and Germany from 1150 to 1386. The first universities in Pitain were Oxford and Campidge. They were established in 1185 and 1209 respectively. The famous London University was founded in 1836. This was followed by the foundation of several universities such as Manchester and Birmingham. It was in the 1960s that the largest expansion of higher education took place in Pitain. This expansion took three basic forms: existing universities were enlarged, new universities were developed from existing colleges and completely new universities were set up. In Pitain, finance for universities comes from three sources: the first, and the largest source, is from the government, the second source is fees paid by students and the third one is private donations. All the Pitish universities except one receive some government funding. The exception is Buckingham, Pitain’s only independent university.

14. When was London University set up?

15. Why was the 1960s so important for Pitish higher education?

16. What is the passage mainly about?

Section C

Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.

W: David, have you found a summer job yet?

M: Not yet. I worked at the KFC last summer, and it was quite tiring.

W: Why not have a change this year?

M: Yes. I want to try a job in the open air.

W: My pother Dick gets 15 dollars every time he cuts somebody’s grass. He just rides around on a mowing machine he bought, and it does all the work.

M: That sounds great. But I prefer an outdoor sports camp or something like that. What about you, Sarah?

W: I want to get a job at the Holiday Inn.

M: My sister worked there last summer, making beds and cleaning bathrooms. It was boring.

W: But I may earn lots of tips if I work hard.

M: Sure. Good luck!

Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer.

Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation.

M: Hello, Mrs. Carter. How are you today?

W: I don’t feel very well.

M: What’s wrong with you?

W: I felt all right when I got up in the morning, but after peakfast I got a terrible pain in the stomach and then it got worse and worse.

M: Did the pain last the whole morning?

W: No. About an hour after peakfast, I started to feel better, but then I had a little snack in the middle of the morning. Just a few biscuits and sweets, I like them, but the pain began again.

M: When was the worst time?

W: Er…, about half an hour after lunch.

M: I’m afraid you ate too much.

W: Maybe. Is it serious?

M: No. Don’t worry. Take these tablets before each meal. Don’t eat so much. Follow my suggestions and you’ll be well soon.

Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.