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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE ESOL EXAMINATIONS English for Speakers of Other Languages
CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH PAPER 3 Use of English SAMPLE PAPER
Additional materials: Answer sheets Soft clean eraser Soft pencil (type B or HB is recommended)
1 hour 30 minutes
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES Do not open this booklet until you are told to do so. Write your name, Centre number and candidate number on your answer sheets if they are not already there. There are forty-four questions in this paper. Answer all questions. Write your answers on the separate answer sheets. Use a pencil. At the end of the test, hand in both the question paper and the answer sheets.
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES Questions 1-25 carry one mark. Questions 26-43 carry two marks. Question 44 carries fourteen marks.
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iii. can cause aggressive driving. however. // … that rumble is more noticeable. Such noises might.’ (example of acceptable paraphrase: they feel satisfied that the engine is suitably powerful). © UCLES 2008 Page 14 . I suppose. Students should be rewarded for effective re-wording in their summaries. feel cheated if the powerful engine did not sing like an operatic tenor at moderate speeds. could have the effect of blanking out that part of the brain that performs logical reasoning. 41 Individuals respond differently to car noise whereas scientists will produce one objective result / measurement 42 dismay 43 rousing 44 These points draw on the language used in the texts. ii. ‘The buyer of a top-of-the-range sports car would. iv. and bellow like a wild animal when the needle neared the red line.’ (example of acceptable paraphrase: loud music makes people drive aggressively and dangerously). i. such as a car.’ (example of acceptable paraphrase: loud music may prevent people thinking clearly). they conclude. ‘For this sort of music. they warn. be anathema to the driver of a luxury saloon car. ‘loud music played in a confined space.PAPER 3: USE OF ENGLISH Answer keys and mark scheme PART 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 put what become make there Although / Though / While / Whilst up those on as one view Irrespective / Regardless such a PART 3 26 27 28 29 30 31 fail short turn account blocked deal PART 4 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Selena know / realise / suspect | how difficult / hard it will be / is to made an immediate | impression on / upon put me | at (my) ease with OR made me feel | at ease with was no / was not any vegetation | whatsoever in / was nothing | whatsoever growing in / were no plants | whatsoever growing in no circumstances | will we ever do business came to | the conclusion (that) wasn’t / was not in the / a mood | for going out / to go out OR was in no mood | for going out was taken aback | by the / at (the news of) the PART 2 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 characteristic recognisable / recognizable unceremoniously independent extraordinary rigidity / rigidness zealous conservative surrounding increasingly PART 5 MARK SCHEME FOR QUESTIONS 40-44 40 cars are now so quiet that he is aware of it. ‘which provide audible as well as visible confirmation that these are working’ (example of acceptable paraphrase: they are reassured that things are working properly).
the effect sound will make on you. Examiner comments Summary includes 3 content points but not well organised or linked. Pounding music makes you want drive forward what may be frustrating in a traffic. Heavy rock music can cause aggressive driving. for the average driver sound will affect their judgement and will make them prone to speeding according to the type of music they play in their cars and the conditions they drive under Examiner comments Summary includes only one content point. Those with plenty of cash to spare are only bothered by the sound of the engine. On the other hand. Poorly reworded. There is also evidence that loud music played in a car may effect the part of your brain that is responsible for logical reasoning.PAPER 3: USE OF ENGLISH Sample scripts Sample script with examiner comments Candidate A Drivers like blinking indicators because they confirm that car is working. © UCLES 2008 Page 15 . Fast music makes you drive faster and it is more likely that it will make you feel more aggressive. Vague with some irrelevance. Sample script with examiner comments Candidate B There are sounds produced by in-car entertaintment. depends on what type of driver you are.
© UCLES 2008 Page 16 . showed that customer tastes vary according to the type of car they want. speeding and risk taking. Additionally. Secondly. Sample script with examiner comments Candidate D A research has been conducted to find out how different types of sound affect automobile drivers. Examiner comments Summary includes 2 content points and is adequately expressed but is not concise. Psychologists consider that listening to this type of music can increase aggression among drivers. The first survey aiming to find which engine running sound pleased drivers most. Another poll the aim of which was to discover top ten driving tunes revealed that the winning tunes were compositions of heavy rock music. Examiner comments Summary includes 4 content points but linking is a little heavy handed.PAPER 3: USE OF ENGLISH Sample scripts Sample script with examiner comments Candidate C Sound influences drivers in different ways First of all drivers feel secure when certain sounds confirm their car is working properly. fast and pounding music can lead to aggressive driving. Lastly loud music can prevent drivers from thinking logically. sound can please drivers because it fits with the car’s image.