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General Training: Reading Test

SECTION 1 Questions 1-14
Look at the information about Camberwell College's swimming pools. Then answer Questions 1-5.

Camberwell College Swimming Pools

Camberwell College has one 50m (Olympic sized) pool with a constant depth of 2m throughout, and one 25m pool with a 1m shallow end and a 4m deep end. Both pools may be used by the general public at certain times. 50m Pool The pool is often used for classes, but the general public may use two lanes for lane swimming at the following times. Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Weekends: 0630 -1130 and 1900 - 2100 0630 -1130 and 1800 - 2100 0630 -1330 and 1730 - 2130 0630 -1330 0630 -1330 0900 - 1700

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that during College holidays, these times will vary. Contact the swimming pool on 04837 393560 for up-to-date information.
25m Pool The 25 metre pool is available for recreational (non-lane) swimming from 07000900 and 1230-1330 on weekdays, and 1000 – 1600 on Saturdays. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied. We regret that the 25m pool will be closed for refurbishment between 21st July and 18th August. The men's changing rooms will be closed for the week beginning 18th August, and the women's changing rooms will be closed the following week. Alternative changing facilities will be made available. We apologise for any disruption this may cause.

T . NG 5. The general public cannot use the 50m pool on Sundays. The whole of the 25m pool is available to the public during recreational swimming hours. F 3. The 50m pool is open during college holidays.Questions 1-5 Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text on the previous page? In boxes 1-5 on your answer sheet. The general public can only use the 50m pool for lane swimming. F 4. write TRUE if the statement agrees with the information FALSE if the statement contradicts the information NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this 1. Men will be able to use the 25m pool on the 18th August. T 2.

Then answer the questions below. whether you want to swim competitively. Camberwell College Swimming Classes It’s an essential life skill. This class allows very young children to gain confidence in the water. We offer separate classes for adults and children. *Swim Star An opportunity for able swimmers to earn the Bronze.Questions 6-14 Look at the information about swimming classes. you are trying to stay healthy or you want to learn. it can make you fit and it provides fun for all the family. *Youth Squad Children who successfully complete the Swim Star programme will be invited to join the Youth Squad and learn competitive swimming techniques. Silver and Gold swimming awards. The first level is suitable for non-swimmers and teaches basic techniques and safety. These classes teach children the ability to swim for prolonged periods of time. turning and different strokes.5 upwards. *Swim-A-Long This class is suitable for parents with children aged up to the age of 1. and teach skills such as diving. . By the time students reach the sixth level. There are six levels in the series. Camberwell College offers swimming classes whatever your needs.5 years. *Tadpole to Frog Classes This series of classes is suitable for children aged 1. they will be able to swim independently and will be eligible to join the Swim Star classes. We will guide you from your first splash and help you develop your confidence in the water. by way of songs and music. using aids and floats. following the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS).

Advanced Swim School The advanced level offers in-depth advice on stamina. A teenager who is interested in swimming in competitions 10. A– B– C– D– E– F– G– H– ISwim-A-Long Tadpole to Frog Swim Star Youth Squad Beginner Swim School Intermediate Swim School Advanced Swim School Aqua Health No Classes Available 6. There are three levels. intermediate and advanced. Intermediate Swim School The intermediate level is designed for swimmers who want to brush up on their swimming style. Questions 6-14 Select a suitable swimming class for the people below. A mother who wants to introduce her baby to the water 8. Aqua-Pump is a high energy class which builds your strength and tones your body. *Aqua Health We offer a range of levels of fitness classes for able swimmers who wish to keep fit. A 5 year-old who is unable to swim 7. Aqua-Light offers gentle exercise and is suitable for the elderly. Write the letters only in your answer sheet. A middle-aged person who can swim quite well but wants to improve his techniques 9. An old man who wants to keep fit and meet people . beginner. socialise and have fun to music. Beginner Swim School The beginner’s class is suitable for people who are new to swimming.*Swim School The swim school offers classes for adults. breathing and technique.

. but if you feel that using a VDU screen is making your eyes tired. If you’re prescribed glasses. There is no legal limit to how long you should work at a VDU. When working at a VDU. provided they’re required in your job. and reduce any risks by supplying any equipment considered necessary (e. your employer’s duty to make reasonable adjustments for you may mean that they will provide you with special computer equipment.11. for example as in the case of data input. but under health and safety regulations you have the right to breaks from work using a VDU. just a different type of work. then longer breaks from your workstation should be introduced. You can also get advice and maybe help with paying for equipment from the local job centre. This doesn’t have to be a rest break. ADVICE FOR EMPLOYEES Safe computer use Most people suffer no ill-effects from using VDUs (Visual Display Units) as they don’t give out harmful levels of radiation and rarely cause any kind of skin complaint. Studies haven’t shown a link between VDU use and damage to eyesight. They should also provide health and safety training. If you’re disabled. 12. Guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggests it’s better t take frequent short breaks but if your job means spending long periods at a VDU. your company must pay for them.g. Under health and safety regulations your employer should look at VDU workstations. If you do suffer ill-effects. it may be because the way you’re using the computer and this can be avoided by well-designed workstations. You have the right to a free eyesight test if you use a VDU a lot during work hours. a wrist rest). A A A A child who wants to be able to swim longer distances strong adult swimmer who wishes to learn complex skills woman who wants to learn to swim by using music 35-year old woman who hasn’t learned swimming SECTION 2 Questions 15-27 Read the text below and answer Questions 15-20. 14. 13. tell your employee safety representative. This also applies if you’re working at home as an employee and using a VDU for a long period of time. make sure you keep a good posture and that your eyes are level with the screen.

. contact your line manager. 17. 18. Financial assistance in the case of special requirements may be available from the _______. 20. 19. 16. Questions 15-20 Complete the sentences below. Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the text for each answer.If you have any health problems you think may be caused by your VDU. Write your answers in boxes 15-20 on your answer sheet. and should welcome early reporting of any issue. Employers may be required to provide you with items such as a _______ to use while at work. The company is obliged to cover the cost of _______ if you need them while working. Any concerns about the effect of using a VDU on your general well-being should be reported to _____. He/she has a duty to consult you on health and safety issues that affect you. the advice from the HSE may not apply. If your job involves tasks such as _______. 15. It is unusual to get a ________ as a result of using computers.

Recruitment is conducted according to operational demands and there can be periods of up to 12 months where no new intake is required. applications are always welcomed. Candidates whose details closely match the requirements of the position are then contacted via email advising that their application has progressed to the next stage of the recruitment process. After you submit your initial application online. At the Assessment Centre. Careers with Kiwi Air Flight Attendants – Recruitment and Training Process Recruitment The position of Flight Attendant is one of prestige and immense responsibility.Questions 21 . the Kiwi Air HR Services Team review the details you have provided. The Walk-In Day consists of a brief presentation about the role and a short interview.27 Read the text below and answer Questions 21-27. However. Verbal references are then requested. This could occur several weeks or months after the original application has been submitted depending on current needs. candidates attend an interview as well as participating in a number of assessments. Please note that candidates are required to pass a swimming test before attending the Assessment Centre. Candidates who are successful on the Walk-In Day are notified within 10 days and invited to attend an Assessment Centre. . and candidates attend a medical check. Potential candidates are then asked to attend a Walk-In Day.

Training Upon being offered a role as a trainee Flight Attendant. successful candidates will then go to an Assessment Centre. and attend a full interview before a decision is made on whether to extend an offer of employment. This covers emergency procedures. Kiwi Air is not able to offer verbal feedback to candidates at any stage of the recruitment process. To successfully complete the course. the company continuously maintains a ‘recruitment pool’ of those who have completed the Assessment Centre stage.At times. . Due to the volume of applications received. Questions 21-27 Complete the flow-chart below. Write your answers in boxes 21-27 on your answer sheet. Unsuccessful candidates may reapply at any time after 12 months from the date at which their applications are declined. Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the text for each answer. customer care and service delivery. a 5-week training course is undertaken at our Inflight Services Training Centre in Auckland. high standards must be attained and maintained in all subjects. and equipment knowledge. However. there may not be a need to recruit for Flight Attendant positions. Flight attendants of Kiwi Air – Recruitment and Training Process Candidates go online to complete their __________ 21 Suitable candidates are then invited to come to a 22 ________ After having satisfactorily completed a 23 ____________. These candidates are contacted when a need for Flight Attendants is established.

there have been instances in which people have been unwilling to accept new theories. western thinkers believed the theory put forward by Ptolemy. a 5-week training programme is given which includes how to look after passengers and what to do in an 27 __________. B Until the early 16th century. The sun and the stars. was a fixed and immobile mass. His theory. proposed that the universe was a closed space bounded by a spherical envelope beyond which there was nothing. despite startling evidence. these candidates will then be given a 26 ________.D. THE SHOCK OF THE TRUTH A Throughout history.Kiwi Air then asks for 24 _____________ and candidates are required to undergo a medical check. This was certainly the case when Copernicus published his theory – that the earth was not the centre of the universe. revolved around it. which was formulated by gathering and organizing the thoughts of the earlier thinkers. If there is no immediate need for flight attendants. SECTION 3 Questions 28-40 Read the passage below and answer Questions 28-40. after which they may be offered a job. located at the centre of the universe. C . an Egyptian living in Alexandria about 150 A. 25 When the need arises. On starting the job. The earth. according to Ptolemy. successful candidates are put into a ______________.

Humans. Even the famous playwright William Shakespeare feared the new theory. however. more commonly known as Copernicus. even though Copernicus. a perfectionist. they attempted to patch up and refine Ptolemy’s flawed model. it was believed. Someone making casual observations as they looked into the sky might come to a similar conclusion. and were superior to all creatures. Students were taught using a book called The Sphere which had been written two hundred years previously.The theory appealed to human nature. made an assertion which shok the world. but at the time nobody contested it. a German mathematics professor who had become Copernicus’s student. E In 1530. Instead of proposing new ideas. famous for his . Galileo. Copernicus’s theories contradicted the ideas of all the powerful churchmen of the time. In short. Galileo and Bruno. pronouncing that it would destroy social order and bring chaos to the world. However. George Rheticus. He proposed that the earth turned on its axis once per day. G However. Bruno even dared to say that space was endless and contained many other suns. knowing how much his shocking revelations would disturb the church. was of course. Even when he made his discovery. were made in God’s image. incorrect. each with its own planets. European astronomers were more inclined to save face. was never satisfied that his observations were complete. It also fed the human ego. and travelled around the sun once per year. convinced Copernicus to publish his ideas. Humans could believe that they were at the centre of God’s universe. and the sun and stars were created for their benefit. However. Bruno was sentenced to death by burning in 1600. D Ptolemy’s theory. For this. Two other Italian scientists of the time. The natural world had been created for humans to exploit. He died just after the work was published in 1543. Mikolaj Kopernik. Copernicus never had to suffer at the hands of those who disagreed with his theories. agreed wholeheartedly with the Copernican theory. the scientists who followed in Copernicus’s footsteps bore the brunt of the church’s anger. astronomy failed to advance. F Copernicus’s ideas went against all the political and religious beliefs of the time. he was reluctant to make it public.

I The most important aspect of Copernicus’ work is that it forever changed the place of man in the cosmos. the public’s reaction to the new theory 29. an idea which is attractive to humans 33. This was the first. scientists suffer for their beliefs . Questions 28-34 The text has nine paragraphs A-I. With Copernicus’ work. H In time however. an ancient belief about the position of the earth 30. Kepler and Newton took Copernicus’s work as a starting point and used it to glean further truths about the laws of celestial mechanics. not at the centre of of the telescope. Subsequent scientists and mathematicians such as Brahe. Copernicus’s work became more accepted. Copernicus’s legacy to the future of science 31. how academics built on Copernican ideas 32. out-dated teaching and defective research 34. was forced to deny his belief in the Copernican theories. but certainly not the last time in which man would have to accept his position as a mere part of the universe. but was imprisoned for the rest of his life. man could no longer take that premier position which the theologians had immodestly assigned him. He escaped capital punishment. Which paragraph contains the following information? 28.

among others. used Copernicus’ theories to advance scientific knowledge. Match each statement with the correct person. He had to go to jail because he believed in the new theory.Questions 35-40 Look at the following statements and the list of people below. 38. 37. . 36. He was responsible for Copernicus’s ideas being made public. 40. He was killed because of his belief in the new theory 39. A– Ptolemy B– George Rheticus C– William Shakespeare D– Galileo E– Bruno F– Newton 35. His attitude to the new theory was similar to that of the Church. He proposed an inaccurate theory based on the work of early philosophers. He.