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    Please stick your Candidate label here For Office Use: Anglia Examination Syndicate (England)   Certificate in English for Overseas Candidates Masters Level – Paper NEW MASTERS Four Skills Paper 1 – Reading & Writing Time allowed – Two hours 30 minutes. Candidates should answer ALL questions. Write your answers in PEN in the spaces provided. You may use correcting fluid if necessary. Ask for extra paper if you need it. CHICHESTER COLLEGE, WESTGATE FIELDS, CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX, PO19 1SB, ENGLAND © Anglia Examination Syndicate Ltd. Reg in England Co No. 2046325 These materials may not be altered or reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, electrical, chemical, optical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of the copyright owner. For Examiner’s Use Only Section R1 Section R2 Section R3 Section W2 Section W3 Section R4 (Pt1) Section R4 (Pt2) Section W4    Masters (C2) Reading & Writing Paper 4SR110CC13 Page 1 of 14 Section R1 Reading (10 marks) For questions 1 – 5 read the following extract from a blog and decide which word (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. The Origins of Storytelling The history of storytelling is ancient, lost in the (1)  _______________ of time. Nobody knows when the first story was actually told. Did it happen in the gloomy recess of a cave around a (2)  _____________ fire told by a primitive hunter? We may never know, but we do know that the earliest evidence of storytelling is in the Lascaux Caves in southern France, dating from around 15000 B.C. From cave painting to novels to movies, stories have always fascinated mankind. Every story (3)  _______________ a purpose, whether for entertainment, communication or religious purposes. Aesop is arguably the most famous storyteller in history. He lived in the 500s B.C., but his stories were remembered for hundreds of years without a single (4)  _______________ of paper or other printed material. Oral storytelling was so powerful and people remembered Aesop’s tales so well that even 300 years later the stories were (5)  _______________ enough for mass production. 1.   A. clouds B. haze C. dust D. mists 2.   A. billowing B. flickering C. spouting D. guttering 3.   A. reports B. serves C. benefits D. obliges 4.   A. speck B. shred C. grain D. splinter 5.   A. revered B. fundamental C. crucial D. particular For questions 6 – 10 read the opening passage from the novel Doctor Zhivago   by Boris Pasternak and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best answers each question. When the secret train backed into the station from behind the railway sheds, the whole crowd poured on to the tracks. People rolled down the banks like marbles. They scrambled on to the permanent way and, pushing each other aside, jumped onto the steps and buffers or climbed in through the windows and on to the roof. The train filled up in an instant, while it was still moving, and by the time it stood by the platform, not only was it crammed but bunches of passengers hung all over it outside, from top to bottom. By a miracle, Yury managed to get on to a coupling and from there, still more unaccountably, into the corridor. There he stayed, sitting on his luggage all the way to Sukhinichi. The clouds had scattered and the fields were blazing with sunshine and echoing from end to end with crickets whose chirping drowned the clatter of the wheels. The passengers who stood by the windows kept the sun from the rest. Their long multiple shadows streaked across the floor and the seats and their partitions. As though crowded out of the compartment, they  jumped out of the windows on the other side and ran and skipped along the opposite bank together with the moving shadow of the train. All around Yury people were shouting, bawling songs, cursing and gambling. To the turmoil inside was added, whenever the train stopped, the noise of the besieging crowds outside. It rose to the pitch of a storm at sea, and, as at sea, there would be a sudden lull. In the inexplicable silence you could hear footsteps hurrying down the platform, the bustle and arguments outside the luggage van, people saying goodbye a long way off, and the quiet clucking of hens and rustling of trees in the station garden. Then, like a message delivered on the way or like greetings from Melyuzeyevo, as though addressed personally to Yury, there drifted in the familiar aromatic smell. It came from somewhere to one side of the window and higher than the level of either garden or wild flowers, and it quietly asserted its excellence over all else. Kept from the windows by the crowd, Yury could not see the trees; but he imagined them growing somewhere very near and spreading over the carriage roofs their tranquil branches covered with dusty leaves as thick as night and sprinkled with constellations of small, glittering wax flowers.   Marks Awarded    Masters (C2) Reading & Writing Paper 4SR110CC13 Page 2 of 14 6. Which word in paragraph 1 conveys the idea that the boarding of the train was chaotic? a. poured b. rolled c. scrambled d. crammed 7. Yury managed to obtain his position in the corridor a. deceptively. b. fortuitously. c. effortlessly. d. quickly 8. What does ‘they’ in line 14 refer to? a. passengers on the train b. people changing trains c. shadows of the passengers d. crowds on the platform 9. What was the source of the ‘aromatic smell’ in the final paragraph? a. wild flowers on the bank b. refreshments served on the platform c. the contents of Yury’s luggage d. trees growing near the station 10. The writer gives the impression that, for Yury, the journey was a. stuffy and oppressive. b. solemn and dispiriting. c. tiring and uncomfortable. d. cramped and rowdy. Marks Awarded  __ 10    Masters (C2) Reading & Writing Paper 4SR110CC13 Page 3 of 14 Section R2 Reading (10 marks) There are fifteen headlines below and ten short news stories on the next page. In the answer grid below the headlines, match each story letter with the best headline number. There are five headlines you do not need.  1.   HOLE-IN-ONE SURPRISE 2.   POT LUCK 3.   WOMAN HIT BY HIGH SPEED BUS 4.   NEW BOSS FOR SAINTS FC 5.   KILLER POTHOLES 6.   FACILITIES UNDER FIRE 7.   A SPORTING (SECOND) CHANCE 8.   PASSENGER INJURED IN BUS INCIDENT 9.   TRIPLE TARGET FOR SAINTS FC 10.   SPORTS CENTRE’S SHOCK CLOSURE 11.   RACE SABOTAGE CAUSES DISRUPTION 12.   LONE CYCLIST’S LUCKY VICTORY 13.   SURVEY LAUNCHED INTO STATE OF ROADS 14.   CYCLISTS INJURED IN ‘HARMLESS’ PRANK 15.   COUNCIL’S INERTIA RESULTS IN INJURY WRITE YOUR ANSWERS HERE. Match the number of the headline to the letter of the article: A B C D E F G H I J Marks Awarded  __ 10
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