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Cambridge English Test

Dec 10, 2015



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C.E.L. Competition 2015ENGLISH LANGUAGENATIONAL LEVELQUESTION PAPERNAME: __________________________________________CLASS: ___________SCHOOL: ________________________________________CATEGORY: ____________________DATE: _____________________Examiner: Marry Allen (U.K.) & James Chandler (U.S.)


Booklet Page No. 1Section A: Bio dataInstructions: Please fill up your bio data according to the format below.Sign: (1) = Leave one spaceBio dataName: _____________________________________(1)Class: ___________(1)Sex: _______________(1)Nationality: ______________________________(1)Country of Resident: ____________________________(1)Race: _________________________(1)Religion: _______________________(1)Email address: ________________________________(1)Do you speak English at home? How many hours per day?________________________________________________

Booklet Page No.2 to 8Section B: Descriptive EssayInstructions: Write an essay about yourself not less than 150 words.Must Include:Personal Information

Where you live?

Your Ambitions

Your Dream

Your favourite food

Your best friend

Relevant information

How do you feel being one of the qualifiers of C.E.L. English National Level 2015?

You will receive up to 10 marks for the language of the writing and another 10 marks for the quality of your writing.

Section C: Descriptive Essay 2Instructions: (a) Write an essay about your best friend in 150 words. You will receive up to 10 marks for the language of the writing and another 10 marks for the quality of your writing.

(b) Ask at least 10 students in your school how they feel about your best friend without the acknowledgement of your best friend by establishing your own questions. Thereafter, write down their respective responses in full sentence.(20%)

Booklet Page No.9 to 35Section D: Creativity ChallengeInstructions: Create an artificial intelligence and describe it.Must Include: Name of your creation (3) Why you create it? (2) 5 abilities/functions enclosed with examples (10) Projection of your creation (2) Are you going to publicize your wonderful creation to the society? Why? Why not? (3) Establish 10 scenarios which prove that your creation has helped the society in certain circumstances. Description for your creation in 100 words. (20)

(b) Ask 10 of your friends to write a review about your creation not less than 30 words. (30%)Total Marks: 70%Section E: Picture Observation & High Order Thinking SkillsInstructions: Observe the images and the short texts below each image meticulously and answer the following questions. You will receive up to 5 marks for each question.ImagesShort Texts

Chinese paramedics in Wuhan tend to a man who had collapsed in public. The man exhibited symptoms of SARS (Tuesday, April 29, 2003) Source: China Photo (Reuters)

A man plays piano while others loot one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces in Baghdad (Saturday, May 3, 2003) Source: Alexander Zemlianichenko (AP)

The Benitez family celebrates Mother's Day at their house in the Marianao neighborhood in Havana, Cuba. Cuban families celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May by gathering at home (Sunday May 11, 2003) Source: Christobal Herrera (AP)

A U.S. Naval Academy plebe is pulled through the obstacle course by classmates during the injured-shipmate phase of the Sea Trails exercises at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Sea Trials, a rigorous one-day event which challenges the plebes' physical and mental stamina, completes the first of four years at the academy (Tuesday, May 13, 2003) Source: Jim Watson (AFP)

A lion exhausted by the heat lies in his cage in Calcutta Zoo. India's summer temperatures frequently reach 113 degrees (Wednesday, May 14, 2003)Source: Deshakalyan Chowdhury (AFP)

A masked couple shares a moment before departure at a train station in Beijing. Nearly half of the world's cases of SARS have occurred in China, where official statistics show that 92 people have died and more than 2,001 have been infected by the disease. Source:Guing Niu (Reuters)

A young fan wearing a mask for protection from the SARS virus reaches out with a glove as Kansas City Royals right fielder Michael Tucker misses a pop fly by Toronto Blue Jays' Vernon Wells during fourth inning AL action in Toronto Source: Hans Deryk (Toronto Star/AP)

A woman waves to her husband over a video camera on Monday April 28 in Singapore's Alexandra Hospital. The hospital launched the virtual visit, an alternative to the present no visitor policy for patients, even ones like this one who do not have SARS. The rule was imposed by the Ministry of Health for all public hospitals in a bid to contain the SARS virus. Source: Wong Maye-e (AP)

1. Why are we looking at this?2. What are we looking for?3. Is this image in its original state (i.e., no manipulation or "doctoring")?4. What is the main idea or argument the image expresses?5. What was the creator trying to do here? (i.e., narrate, explain, describe, persuade---or some combination?)6. Do you like this image? Why?7. How would you describe the artist's technique?8. What conventions govern this image? How do they contribute to or detract from its ability to convey its message?9. What is the main idea behind this image?10. What does this image show?11. What is the place to which your attention is most immediately drawn?12. What is the smallest detail that says the most?13. What motivates the creator here?14. What adjectives could be used to best describe the precise details of the objects in the image?15. What do we need to know to read the image successfully?16. What are the criteria you are---or should be---using to evaluate this image?17. What are the image's motifs, themes, plot, and characters?

Section F: Novel ReactionInstructions: Write a novel reaction based on one of the English novels you have read recently. You must answer all the questions that are drafted below. You will receive up to 100 marks for this section.INTRODUCTION: State fully the title and author (check all words and spelling) When was it published? Where? Why? What other novels by the same author rank with it? Name and spell correctly the chief characters. State what you consider to be its chief themes.PLOT: What conflict drove the story on? Identify the climax. Was it the resolution of this conflict? How do sub-plots relate to the main one? Do they amplify, detail, enhance it? Do these sub-plots parallel or foreshadow the main action?

POINT OF VIEW How is the novel presented? Who narrates it? Rate its success.CHARACTER How well developed are the principals? List adjectives to describe them. What do you recognise as the driving force, the motivation of these principal characters?SETTING Give historical, geographical, social details. Is the setting an important feature even a player in the action? How/Why?STYLE Identify and evaluate this novel for its prose, method of narration, ease of reading.THEMES/ PURPOSE/ CRITIQUE Is it relevant to our lives today? How? List principal scenes and show how they reveal character, or are turning points in the action.Section G: Essay 2Instruction: Write 3 essays in 300 words based on the topics given below respectively.

1. Treasure Hunt

Imagine that you and your friends found a very old map which shows where treasure is hidden. You decided to hunt for the treasure. Tell the story about your adventure using the information found in the map below. Add your own details to make your story as interesting as possible.

2. Imagine a lot of the people on earth have already deceased due to the deadly virus break out and the government and all the police forces have already falling apart; But in the meantime, a gang of terrorists is trying to rule this world and eliminate all the scientists. You as a scientist with 3 partners of yours have to figure out how to save the rest of the peoples lives on earth by inventing a vaccine (cure) in the nick of the time.3. My Next-door Neighbour 1(b) Create a treasure hunt map based on your own creativity.

Booklet Page No.36 to 50Section H: Reading Comprehension

Instructions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the following questions.As we walked back to the longhouse, Chabok, who was in front of me, suddenly stopped on the track and raised his blowpipe, quickly inserting a dart into the mouthpiece and packing the end with a small twist of raw cotton. To one side and above him, about twelve meters away, a squirrel was scampering on a branch. I wanted to see Chabok bring it down with a dart but at the same time I had an almost uncontrollable urge to cry out and frighten the animal away. It seemed such a small squirrel. Chabok aimed his blowpipe, and I felt myself holding my breath until he shot. 'Thip!' went the dart as it left the end of the tube, and I didn't see it go. The squirrel stayed on the branch unmoved, and I was sure that he had missed and called to him, "You've missed it! You've missed!" and he began to run forward shouting, "I haven't, Master! I haven't! I haven't!" And as he ran, the squirrel toppled over like a rag doll and hit the ground with a soft thud. It was still alive when Chabok picked it up - he poisoned splinter sticking right through its neck - but it was quite paralyzed and unable to move. It died some minutes later. On the way back to the longhouse Chabok sang happily for the first time since leaving the Rive