ECCE

Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English

2009 Sample Test
Full-Length Specimen Exam

TESTING AND CERTIFICATION DIVISION ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN © Copyright 2009 by the Testing and Certification Division, English Language Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan U.S.A. The Regents of the University of Michigan: Julia Donovan Darlow, Laurence B. Deitch, Denise Ilitch, Olivia P. Maynard, Andrea Fischer Newman, Andrew C. Richner, S. Martin Taylor, Katherine E. White, Mary Sue Coleman (ex officio)

pagers. • reg. print only the first 13 letters. (language): print the 2-digit code number for your native language (the examiner will tell you the number). Use all capital letters.: print the 3-digit test center number (the examiner will tell you the number). and they will fail. If it is a one-digit day. There are 13 blocks. • FORM: this section has been filled in for you. Use the same spelling you used on your registration form: • last name: print your main family name in the blocks. first name. then middle initial (MI). no. • Your mark must be dark enough to be picked up by the scanning machine. This test may be machine scored. Look at the TOP LEFT of SIDE ONE of your answer sheet. • Fill in only one circle for each problem. • Use a number 2 (soft) pencil. you may guess. 1991. • day: print the day you were born. Darken the circles. • test center: print the name of the test center. and your middle initial. 001. Make sure that the letter filled in on your answer sheet matches the form letter on your test booklet. or other electronic devices should check them in with the proctor now. If there are pages missing from your booklet. • today’s date: print the month. • first: print the first 6 letters of your first name. Fill in the following information on the lines: • full name: print your full name in this order: family name. and whose personal registration number is 100265. • sex: darken the circle “M” (male) or “F” (female). Look at the columns of CIRCLES BELOW THE BLOCKS: • Find the letter that is the same as the letter you have printed in the block above. including those at the beginning of the number. day. Examinees giving or receiving answers or using notes or other aids will be disqualified. to fill out the information section. • mi: print the initial of your middle name. • year: print the last two digits of the year you were born. Check the pages quickly. • Darken only one circle in each of the columns. Darken the circles. • Mark all your answers on the separate answer sheet. then first name. Include all zeros. and year. • your signature: sign your name. When instructed to. Look at the BOTTOM LEFT of SIDE ONE of your answer sheet. • If you are not sure about an answer. look through the rest of the test booklet to see that it is complete.: print your 6-digit personal registration number. Look at the TOP RIGHT of SIDE ONE of your answer sheet. not in the test booklet. • Do this for all the letters of your last name. Darken the circles underneath these numbers. • Darken the circle completely so that you cannot see the letter inside. Examination fees will not be refunded. ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam  ✦  1 . • native language: print your native language. erase your first mark completely. born April 3. Examinees with cell phones. • Do not make any other marks on your answer sheet. Darken the circles underneath these numbers. one letter per block. write zero first. raise your hand and a proctor will give you a replacement. • Any problem with more than one answer marked will be counted wrong.GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS Keep your eyes on your own test. Use capital letters to fill in the following information in the blocks. so you must follow instructions carefully: • Do not bend or fold your answer sheet. • center no. Darken the circles. tested at center no. • lang. The example below shows the correct way for Joao Costa Almeida dos Santos. • birthdate: find the month you were born and darken the circle next to it. The scanner cannot see very light marks. You should have 24 numbered pages in your test booklet. • If you change your mind about an answer. If your last name is longer than 13 letters. • Or: do not fill in the space marked OR.

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because the woman will need to take a taxicab. you will be asked a question about what you heard. Please be very quiet and listen carefully. Listening Test. There are 30 questions in Part 1. or C. You will hear each conversation only once. Remember to mark all your answers on the separate answer sheet. The museum is not close enough to walk to and she doesn’t have enough time to take a bus. Do you have any questions before you begin? ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam  ✦  3 . the conversations will not be repeated. The answer choices in your test booklet are shown as pictures. You will hear short conversations. Here is an example: Example: A B C The correct answer is C. B. You should mark A. Do not write in the test booklet.LISTENING LISTENING Listening section INSTRUCTIONS LISTENING Do not begin this section until the examiner   has played the recording of these instructions and example. After you hear each conversation. Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. Part 1 This is a test of your ability to understand spoken English.

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you will hear from a visitor to the museum. you will hear some questions. If you want to. you may take notes in your test booklet as you listen. You will have 12 seconds to mark your answer to each question. at a bicycle race The correct answer is a. from the three answer choices. There are 20 questions. For this part. • Next. There are three answer choices for each question. in a radio station c. • Then. In the test booklet. • Finally. at a bicycle museum. the museum director. Listening Test. BICYCLE MUSEUM Example 2: a. the sections are separated by double lines. you will hear about a special event taking place. you will hear about a specific exhibit at the museum. the museum director c. Now you will hear the beginning of the first interview. The questions that follow this part are examples only. Now we will continue with the interview. you will hear what’s at the museum. Remember. Part 2 Imagine you are listening to the radio. at a bicycle museum b. a professional bicycle race The correct answer is b. Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. after each section of the interview you will hear some questions. You are going to hear someone from a radio station interviewing two people at a bicycle museum. You will hear the interviews in several parts. Are there any questions before we begin? 10  ✦  ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam . You should select. there will not be any actual test questions. • First. the best answer to the question. the mayor of Boston b.LISTENING LISTENING Listening Section instructions LISTENING Do not begin this section until the examiner   has played the recording of these instructions and examples. After each part. Example 1: a.

He is going someplace new. They were heavier. They both have equal-sized wheels. he could ride the whole way. a. a. 400 years ago c. c. a. a. b. LISTENING CONTINUE TO THE NEXT PAGE ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam  ✦  11 . It has a big front wheel. a. 38. No. 41. b. 39. Yes. They were not filled with air. rode along a rocky beach b. b. many people 32. b. b. 200 years ago b. rode down a volcano 40. c. b.LISTENING 31. They were expensive. 600 years ago 33. It can only be used going downhill. in a rocky area b. It has no pedals. They both have air-filled tires. 37. a. The bicycle will go faster. down a hill 35. some parts were too rocky. The bicycle will tip forward. They were faster. none yet b. he had to stop and rest. studied a volcano c. c. 36. b. c. c. on a flat field or street c. a. They both weigh the same. a. They were not round. LISTENING Write notes here. a. c. He is going back to the same area. They were more comfortable. a. a. c. He is staying home. No. just a few people c. 34. The bicycle will break.

It’s worth $25. a. c. a. c. c.LISTENING 42. the opening of a special children’s exhibit c. It was ridden around the world. He sends his bike on an airplane. b. Her bike container fell apart. a new bicycle b. You should put the bike in a container. It was ridden in a big race. LISTENING 48. 45. bicycles c. 44. a. places where the bicycle riders went 47. You shouldn’t do this. the opening of a new museum exhibit b. a bicycle race for children 49. b. b. a. Her bike was damaged. at the police station c. a.000. He rents a bike. money to spend in the gift shop c. c. LISTENING Write notes here. He puts his bike on his car. 43. You should take the bike apart first. a. a free pass to the museum END OF THE LISTENING TEST 12  ✦  ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam . the museum director c. at the museum b. bicycle riders b. She rented a bike. a bicycle inventor 46. a. b. a. a famous bicycle rider b. in a park 50. a.

Examples of each kind of problem are given below. give b. In one kind. You may answer the problems in any order you wish. 3. and reading problems. Do not mark your answers in this test booklet.GVR GVR Do not begin this section until the examiner   has read these instructions to you. For the actual problems. you should… a. c. erase your first mark completely. Any problem with more than one answer marked will be counted as wrong. Do not make any stray marks on your answer sheet. vocabulary. fill in the circle with the corresponding letter on your answer sheet. Mark only on the answer sheet. call 763-0500. “What is that thing?” “That _______ a spider. Do not spend too much time on any one problem or you will not have time to finish this section. In each example. Each problem in this section has only one correct answer. d. vocabulary. Completely fill in the circle that corresponds to the answer you have chosen. They are numbered 51 through 150. say READING There are three kinds of reading passages. be called d. is called VOCABULARY Choose the word or phrase that most appropriately completes the sentence. There are grammar. GVR grammar. Here are examples of each kind of problem. 5. Remember. b. Can you _______ me what time it is? a. for calling c. ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam  ✦  13 . to call b. then answer the questions following it according to the information given in the passage. you will read the questions first.” a. you have 80 minutes to finish the entire GVR section. you may guess. In the other two. you will read the passage first. call d. contact your local high school. There are 100 problems in this section of the examination. Try to answer all the problems. If you are not sure about an answer. the correct answer has been underlined. You may begin now. reading (GVR) section. GRAMMAR Choose the word or phrase that best completes the conversation or sentence. 2. then look in the text on the facing page for the answers. tell c. If you change your mind about an answer. order them by mail. go to the theater office. 4. This example question might accompany a brochure about musical events in a city: If you want to buy tickets for the holiday concert. and reading section INSTRUCTIONS 1. vocabulary. You will have 80 minutes to finish the entire grammar. Do not write in the test booklet.

just if c. a. wouldn’t 14  ✦  ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam . a. the world would be a better place. were always c.” a. The ceremony _______ by family and friends. “Did you quit smoking?” “I meant to last month. GRAMMAR Last year six people got promoted. health d. combined c. is wanting d. haven’t b. a. attends b. If people _______ kind to other people. combining d. coming d. few b. to my explanation c. that come 59. of my explaining b. no employees did c. interests to know c. The new machine worked _______ John said it would. to come c.GRAMMAR 51. was attended d. but I just couldn’t get there in time.” a. will want 64. I understood _______ of what he said. always be d. wasn’t d. just as 54. two of How are the plans _______ for the party next week? a. A bear is stronger than five men _______. will always be 61. are always b. combination b. wants c. hardly d. come along b. just as if d. Bill has had many _______ problems lately. but so far I _______ been able to. GRAMMAR 58. a. is interesting knowing 63. a. any c. are being made 60. didn’t any employees 52. are making d. but she wouldn’t listen _______. the two of b. of the two d. healthiness 56. I knew Paul _______ me to come. Everyone _______ about the lives of actors. attended c. a. healthful c. interests in knowing b. only _______ chapters were worth reading. combine 62. is interested in knowing d. a. a. I tried to tell her what happened. for my explanation 53.” a. a. a. being made c. healthy b. wanted b. “Did you like the book?” “Not really. little 57. “Will there be any special events in town on July 4th?” “Plans _______ for a big parade. has attended 55. to my explain d. couldn’t c. but this year _______. two of the c. as if b. not any employees did b. making b. none employees did d.

they would 74. been c. In spite of d. Because of b. a. Your grades show you’ve made great _______ at school this year. I get advice from my friends. Although 66. a. GRAMMAR 72. used d. would have been b. is d. which d. The dress is casual for this evening. me to stay b. that Jane c. than it seems b. has been c. did b. as seems d. Without c. are using b. My cousin must stop _______ milk because it makes him sick. he drinks d. drinks c. It _______ possible for me to return your call if you had left your number. Many people don’t know that both zinc and copper _______ to make coins. GRAMMAR _______ his inexperience. whether Jane d. which they would d. how b. My boss requested that _______ late at the office tomorrow. had d. a. a. what c. will be 76. a. As to The city monument _______ built several years ago. would be c. that _______ my parents. which would c. a. the candidate will not be elected. Jane b. drinking 75. would b. for c. are used c. by d. progress d. use 68. to drink b. The situation is more complex _______. when Jane 78. a. a. had ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam  ✦  15 . about 67. Except of c. Our teachers were as surprised as we _______ that our school won the championship. There are a lot of places in California _______ be interesting to visit. I wonder _______ graduated yet. progressive b. In additional d. a. 70. Besides b. I stay c. a. of b. was b. than seems c. a. a.GRAMMAR 65. will have been d. were What was your reason _______ taking a chemistry class? a. as it seems 77. will I stay d. Don’t worry about _______ you look like. a. progressing c. progresses 69. 71. my staying 73.

permanent Michelle used facts and examples to _______ her point of view. gain b. a. having eaten c. confidence d. “Have you paid the electric bill?” “I wasn’t planning to _______ after payday. her ones c. so 92. extended c. cannot wait absolute d. a. 89. I _______ for summertime!” a.” a. those of her b. “It’s too cold outside. If we don’t do this now. “Do you remember that old song we used to dance to?” “Yes. since d. underground b. had to never be d. become strong b. cannot absolutely wait c. a. dragged d. harmony b. even c. a. absolute cannot wait 16  91. 87. Karen has a good _______ at work and is always happy to learn new skills. convince The little girl _______ her doll on the dirty floor. crawled c. picked b.” a. basement c. profit c. a. a. 90. until c. that was _______ long ago.GRAMMAR 79. a. shaped b. justify c. earn b. much b. we _______ able to do it. during b. of being strong d. may never be b. absolutely cannot wait b. achieve d. relevant d. hers 84.” “I know. handed ✦  ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam . There are many differences between my beliefs and _______. placed Many of the books written one hundred years ago are still _______ today. intended b. before 81. finance VOCABULARY Politicians should not _______ from the laws they pass. a. attitude This mathematical theory is the _______ of my argument. become strongly 82. “Why do you think people should exercise more?” “It helps your body _______ and healthy. can never be 83. eaten 80. ones of her d. be strongly c. I would have preferred to visit the museum after _______ lunch. located d. a. 88. a lot d. will never c. 85. positioned c.” a. increase d. having eating b. had eaten d. principle Is Italy _______ like a boot or a motorcycle helmet? a. wish c. 86. foundation d.

Frank _______ his mother by not calling when he stayed out late. concerning b. a. but she doesn’t write very often. registration 94. returned to d. simultaneously 105. Jeff _______ and fell on the wet floor. provision b. wealth c. function d. a. a. entrance d. VOCABULARY VOCABULARY Linda asked her teacher for _______ about which classes to take. bear the burden d. a. involving c. a. excuse c. expected 102. go halves 104. a. passed 103. appears d. reacted to c. resulted in 101. The police officer’s clever planning _______ an arrest. I’ve been _______ with Rebecca via email. defines b. slipped d. salary 99. discovers c. arrangements d. administration c. The meeting will start _______ at seven o’clock. Tom was not sure of his _______ to complete the work alone. suffered d. a. a. a. admission c. thoroughly c. mistake 97. contacting c. jump the gun c. so he asked for help. For my _______. judgment 106.VOCABULARY 93. perfectly b. corresponding d. a. decision b. Jane has very good _______. guidance b. relating d. composing 96. I always go to her for advice. sake b. Once his plan was set in _______. it was impossible to stop. bridge the gap b. The population of Detroit is getting smaller _______ to the latest census. process This statue _______ to be made of marble. a. a. motion d. play c. 100. behavior c. ability ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam  ✦  17 . function b. conceives 95. responded to b. feared c. help d. earning b. value d. We need to do something that will _______ between the young and the old. worried b. threw b. a. please don’t tell Mom I broke her lamp. according 98. rolled c. promptly d. conducting b. Her new job offered a very high _______. a.

cancel d. survive 110. ask b. a. a. I _______ Bob would water his plants more. Amy had to ______ her doctor’s appointment because she was going out of town. a. development d. We finally _______ the wild animal by trapping it in a cage. Taking care of ten animals was a heavy _______ for the Smiths. 115. a. region a. secure c. I don’t think your report is _______. I’m afraid the new law will _______ economic development. do b. The contract becomes final once certain _______ are met. conditions d. admitted b. appointed d. edition c. captured c. version b. burden 118. avoid c.VOCABULARY a. prevent b. land b. a. promoted d. suggested 116. copy d. a. reveal c. concentrate b. a. All the students were _______ from school at 3 p. values b. clutched d. suspended c. actions 112. reserve 119. grasped 18  ✦  ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam .m. reserve b. hope d. Did you _______ well on the driving test? a. restrict 117. produce VOCABULARY a. That dictionary has been very popular and it’s now in its third _______. perform c. a. wish VOCABULARY 107. operate d. accurate 120. Since you haven’t checked your facts. decline d. put c. exact b. scenes c. considered d. 114. indicated c. take 113. a. process 111. The doctors said they would _______ Steve’s surgery on Tuesday. released 109. 108. He _______ that we eat at the Italian restaurant. piece d. a. Those fish cannot _______ outside in the pond when the temperature gets so cold. form c. want c. relief b. operate d. collection c. get d. He comes from a very mountainous _______ of the country. treat b. deny c. expressed b. kept b.

This often caused confusion. “gun” refers to the cannons on a ship. the British used to use seven guns. to explain what visors were made of b. This action required the same arm movement as today’s common hand salute. d. b. requiring ships to salute each other 124. The most common form of salute is the hand salute—raising one’s open hand to the eyebrows. the number of guns fired during a salute varied from country to country. There are several theories about its origin. British-American Military Salutes ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam  ✦  19 . 125. It made many countries use the same number of shots in salutes. It changed the meaning of the 21-gun salute. to describe the different hand signals of soldiers d. 126. The Changing Methods of Warfare d. to end a battle c. 121. c. Salutes are signals used by the military to show honor and respect. It had lost a battle. On the other hand. It had superior weapons. To signal a friendly approach. Which of these would be the best title for this passage? a. One theory suggests the hand salute is similar in function to the handshake. But today. It was honoring a guest. This tradition originates from the time of sea battles when defeated ships had to empty their cannons to show surrender. to explain one possible origin of saluting c. Another theory traces the hand salute to the time when men wore metal armor in battle. It replaced the cannons on ships with guns. It was celebrating a victory. a common way to surrender a battle d. to describe why soldiers do not shake hands 123. these soldiers raised the visors on their helmets so that they could be recognized. what does This tradition refer to? a. Why is metal armor mentioned in the passage? a. Originally. to show one did not have a weapon d. to show equal respect b. d. firing guns has become a way of honoring important people such as presidents and royalty. b. In this case. what did it mean to fire all of the guns on your ship? a. In 1875. Signals in Battle b. It made gun salutes more common among many nations. In the third sentence of the second paragraph. c. Originally. saluters can show they are unarmed. By raising an open hand. What did the international agreement of 1875 do? a.READING READING READING This passage about salutes comes from multiple sources. For example. an international agreement among many nations set the number at 21. The History of Salutes c. the 21-gun salute as a sign of respect c. the United States fired one shot for each state. replacing cannons on ships with guns b. handshaking and saluting might have had the same purpose. What was it? a. This common number indicates that countries are giving each other equal respect. to honor someone who died in battle 122. Another type of salute is the 21-gun salute. like extending the hand for a handshake. Originally.

6 p.m. Free on Mondays 9 am to 5 pm. summer and fall Sign up at ranch front desk 3 Wild West Museum Attractions: .Take pictures of a buffalo herd on site . Monday . 10% off) Open noon-4pm Tuesday-Saturday Free admission. Be an archeologist for a day! What to bring: • your own lunch • plenty of water • hat • sunscreen • hiking shoes No children under age 3 ks.Experience how cowboys lived .. • Free ranch shuttle 5 5 Native American Arts and Crafts Workshop Learn about Native American cultures • Make crafts and pottery in the Native American style – Youth classes available • Practice Native American songs and dances • Learn how animal designs were used in arts and clothing Handmade crafts available in gift shop (Over 65. box lunch included 7 days a week. Bring good walking shoes 4 Visit an 1800s town located near an abandoned gold mine Ghost town tour: $10 • Mine trip: $6 • Saloon lunch: $10-15 Weekends only.1 See tracks from nine di erent dinosaur species on a dried-up lakebed Participate in ongoing digs.11 a.1-5 p. Spring/Summer/Fall • Bring extra clothing • Must be a good swimmer • Trips depend on weather and river conditions • No pregnant women • Ages 12 and up only wildlife sightings $60 per person.Friday Get your picture taken beside a real buffalo! Be sure to visit the cafeteria and gift shop (15% discount for senior citizens) Ponderosa Ghost Town 1 • Authentic saloon and post office • Saturday reenactment of high-noon shootouts • Lunch served cowboy style Take an optional trip to the mine (no children allowed). Full day hike: $35 .Learn about weapons and garments from different Native American tribes . Fee includes round-trip transportation from the ranch Weekdays only. . Prepare to get wet and have the time of your life! 2 R ed Ro c i kD no Tra c Rocky River Rafting Half day hike: $20 . $2 children under 5.. art material costs vary 20  ✦  ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam .Hear recordings of Wild West music $5 admission.m.m.

3 d. Which activities feature some weapons? a. 2. 3.READING READING INSTRUCTIONS READING You and your family will be visiting the mountains of Colorado area and are looking for things to do. 5 128. 1 and 2 b. 3 and 4 c. Which activity is closed to her? a. and 4 d. 3 and 5 d. 1 and 3 b. 3 and 5 d. Which activities’ fees include transportation from the ranch? a. 2 c. 127. 1 b. 1. 4 130. 4 d. 2 and 4 134. Which activity offers a discount for children? a. where can a family with teenagers go on a Saturday? a. and 5 c. and 4 b. 2. 4 d. 3 d. Your aunt is expecting a baby. 1 b. 2 c. 2 and 3 d. 3 d. 1 b. 2 and 5 135. Where can you see live animals? a. 1 b. 3 c. 4 133. 1 and 4 c. Which activity fee covers food? a. 5 131. Which activities state that they have age restrictions? a. 5 132. 2 c. 2 c. On a Monday. 4. where could you go to hear music? a. 1 and 2 b. 1 and 3 b. 4 and 5 136. 1 b. For which activity is there a single fee? a. 1 b. 2 c. 1. In the winter. Which activity offers food for an additional charge? a. 1 and 4 c. 2. and 5 ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam  ✦  21 . 5 129. 3 d. 1 and 5 d. 1 and 3 c. 4 and 5 137. 3. Read the questions. and then look at the advertisements on the opposite page for the answers.

m. www. following the same trails used by the Johnson family for nearly one hundred years. The Main Lodge was Located in the mountains of Colorado • Offers a variety of activities for the whole family! built on the site of the Red Onion Saloon. meals. Enjoy being on your own or with a group. they described the scenic rock towers bordering Tower Creek. What to Bring You will want cowboy boots and western-cut jeans.m. complete with kitchens. Activities  Horseback Riding The horseback riding program is our most popular attraction. Be sure to bring warm clothes because the temperatures can be cold in the mountains at night. Lodging and Dining The Main Lodge.m. guests who bring their own fishing poles are welcome to fish at Horseshoe Lake. Today Johnson Ranch is both a working cattle ranch and a family-friendly resort. choose from a variety of trails fit to your skill level. – 12:00 p.com 22  ✦  ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam . 4:00 p.m.The Johnson Family Ranch History The first recorded descriptions of the area around Johnson Ranch come from the journals of explorers Lewis and Clark. and then feed your horse a treat for a job well done! Mountain Biking Are the dirt trails calling you? Hop on one of our mountain bikes and follow the trails to any number of attractions.m.m. – 5:00 p.m.m. accommodations.) Cattle Work Taking care of the cattle is one of the biggest responsibilities on a dude ranch.100 $800 $900 $550 6 nights $2. 2:00 p.000 $1. – 5:00 p.m. Hiking boots are great for activities other than riding.m. with its cozy Cowboy Lounge. 7:00 p. – 12:00 p. Fly Fishing At any time. Enjoy the beautiful scenery by riding down into the canyons and up the hills. Alternately. guests can sit outside on the deck and stargaze while enjoying a barbeque. gold miners settled along the creek to work the nearby mines. 8:00 a.500 $1. 12:30 p. Loose jeans are not practical for riding. per person: Peak Season (June to August) Shoulder Season Lodge Cabin Lodge Cabin 3 nights $1.m. Good food has always been a tradition at the Johnson Ranch. Visit our website. has been open to guests since 1976 and contains three luxurious suites with fireplaces and private hot tubs. 8:30 a. Picnic lunches are available for hikers. sleeping two to five people. including Shell Falls and Horseshoe Lake.500 $1. Breakfast at the Lodge with the head rancher All day cattle work (lunch on the open range) Half-day guided horseback ride through scenic Tower Creek Canyon Half-day hike near Shell Falls Lunch at the Lodge Self-guided trips through Tower Creek Canyon area Fly fishing on Horseshoe Lake Music hour in Cowboy Lounge Dinner at the Lodge Campfire (Wed & Sat) Dates and Rates Open May to November Packages (incl. Guests who prefer to be closer to nature can stay in one of our ten log cabins. Full course dinners are served daily at the Main Lodge. 8:30 p.000 We can arrange special rates for groups and special events. Cabins vary in size.m. Western-cut jeans are made of heavy cotton and the double seam is on the outside of the pant leg so that your legs aren’t irritated from rubbing during riding. – 7:00 p. & ranch activities).m. Catch and grill your own trout dinner! (For a small fee. In the early 1800s. Daily Schedule 7:30 a. Cowboy boots protect your ankles and have a heel that will keep your foot in the stirrup.m. how to catch cattle using a rope lasso. you may arrange for personalized lessons from a guide.m. With help from our instructors. and what foods are good for the cattle to eat. Guests can ride alongside real cowboys. 8:30 a. Assist our ranchers and learn how to guide the cattle.JohnsonFamilyRanch. the original bar that served many of these thirsty miners. Gas lamps and log furniture complete the charm. Fifty years later. 6:00 p.

tell you when to ride c. clothes that keep you warm b. If you want to cook your own food. They are better for horse riding. fly fishing d. tell you what to wear b. Which activity requires an extra fee? a. miners b. to ride horses c. tell you where to ride 150. 138. at the campfire 148. to see the canyon b. horseback riding c. beautiful scenery c. cattle work ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam  ✦  23 . hike to Shell Falls c. what did Lewis and Clark write about? a. Lewis and Clark’s descriptions 141. According to the passage. do cattle work d. For which activity do you need to bring your own equipment? a. mountain biking 149. October d. to round up cattle 139. What is important to wear when riding? a. mountain biking c. tell you how to feed your horse d. Johnson ranch d. When is it the least expensive to go to the ranch? a. What other activity can you also do today? a. listen to music in Cowboy Lounge b. d. Why are western-cut jeans recommended? a. the late 1900s 142. the early 1800s b. December 140. They protect your ankles. hiking boots 145. When was the Red Onion Saloon in business? a. Besides teaching how to ride. January b. They are more attractive with cowboy boots. loose clothing c. According to the passage. horseback riding b. b. the mid-1800s c. why do most people visit the ranch? a. in a suite at the Main Lodge c. Read the questions below and then look at the magazine page for the answers. the mid-1900s d. cattle work d. what do the riding instructors do? a. Lewis and Clark d. where should you stay? a. July c. gold mines b. in a Cowboy Lounge d. rock towers c. What brought early settlers to the area of the Johnson Ranch? a. the Johnson family cowboys 143. You’ve decided to go fly fishing today. They are warmer. boots with a special heel d. 146. Lodge guests c. Who went to the Red Onion Saloon? a. fishing lessons b. go by yourself to the canyon 147. gold miners b. ranching work d. the Red Onion Saloon 144.READING READING INSTRUCTIONS READING On the opposite page is a brochure about the Johnson Ranch. to go hiking d. at a log cabin b. c.

Write your essay on the writing answer document you have been provided. Barbara Park. THE CITY TIMES New Hospital Policy on Smoking Yesterday. • Your essay will be judged on how clearly you express your ideas. • For the writing section you will first read a short article. • Do NOT write your essay in this test booklet. Do only ONE of these tasks. • You may make an outline or notes if you wish. Please use ONLY the space provided on the writing answer document to complete the writing section.” Task 2: Essay Are there any situations where employers should have the right to say what their employees can or cannot do outside of work? How much control should employers have over their employees’ private lives? Give specific examples to support your opinion. Employees will be tested every month to see if they have been smoking recently. Dr. director of Community Hospital. • You will have 30 minutes to write your letter or essay. • Use a #2 (soft) pencil only. You should write about one page. Park. For Task 2 you will write an essay. as well as your birthdate and your registration number. your paper will not be scored. • You will not be graded on the appearance of your paper. but you should not recopy the entire task. 24  ✦  ECCE 2009 Sample Test — Full-Length Specimen Exam . • Extra sheets of paper or scratch paper will not be scored. announced a new smoking policy. • Use your own words as much as possible. Hospital employees are not allowed to smoke. Do not copy a lot from the article given below.WRITING WRITING WRITING writing section Instructions (30-minute time limit) • The examiner will have already provided you a writing answer document on which to write your essay. but your handwriting must be readable. If you do not write on one of these topics. you can choose either Task 1 or Task 2. When you have selected your task. but your outline will not count toward your score. • Write inside the boxes on pages 3 and 4 of your writing answer document. remember to fill in “letter” or “essay” in the ECCE Writing Response box in the front of your writing answer document. Any employee who fails the test will lose his or her job. Make sure you have filled in your name and your signature exactly as you did on your registration form and answer sheet. either at work or at home. After you read the article. For Task 1 you will write a letter. You may change or correct your writing. Use the appropriate format for a letter or essay. Begin your letter. “Dear Dr. Explain the reasons for your viewpoint. ELI News Service Task 1: Letter What is your opinion about the hospital’s new policy? Write a letter to the hospital director telling her what you think.

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