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mm Romanian Ministry of the Interior and Administrative Reform

DIRECTORATE

Directorate General for Management and Human Resources The English Testing Team

for

The B1 English Test for the Romanian Ministry of the Interior and Administrative Reform

Candidates Handbook Specifications and Sample Papers

2007

Coordinator: Esther Hay Authors: Ioana Bordeianu Ileana Chersan Cristina Dogrel Iulia Ene dr. Ctlina Harabagiu-Dimitrescu Carmen Konrad Oana Popescu Emilia Stanciu

Descrierea CIP a Bibliotecii Naionale a Romniei ESTHER, HAY Testul de limba englez : nivelul B1 pentru personalul MIRA / Esther Hay, dr. Harabagiu Ctlina, Chersan Ileana. - Bucureti : Editura Ministerului Internelor i Reformei Administrative, 2007 Bibliogr. ISBN 978-973-745-052-4 I. Harabagiu, Ctlina II. Chersan, Ileana 811.111:351

Contents

1. Preface 2. The CEF language testing system 3. Levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) 4. Background 5. Reasons for taking the B1 English Test 6. Marking and Grading 7. Administration 8. B1 English Test: an overview 9. Aims and objectives 10. General English Topics 11. Language structures 12. Paper 1: Reading 13. Sample Paper 1 14. Paper 2: Listening 15. Sample Paper 2 16. Tapescript 17. Paper 3: Writing 18. Sample Paper 3 19. Sample Answer papers 20. Paper 4: Speaking 21. Sample Paper 4

Preface This handbook is intended mainly for candidates preparing for the B1 English Test. There is another handbook for teachers, test administrators, test designers and authorities. This handbook has been translated into Romanian.

The CEF language testing system The English Tests for the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reform in Romania feature a series of examinations with similar characteristics, spanning six levels linked to the levels of the Common European Framework established by the Council of Europe. Levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
UNDERSTANDING Listening I can recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. I can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements. I can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. I can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear. I can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. I can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes. I can understand the majority of films in standard dialect. I can understand extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signalled explicitly. I can UNDERSTANDING Reading I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues. SPEAKING Spoken interaction I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what Im trying to say. SPEAKING Spoken Production I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know. WRITING Writing I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form. I can write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate need. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.

A1

A2

I can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and I can understand short, simple personal letters.

I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities.

I can handle very short social exchanges, even though I cant usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself. I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present or most recent job. I can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, my dreams, hopes and ambitions. I can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. I can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions. I can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest. I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

B1

I can understand texts that consist mainly of high-frequency everyday or job-related language. I can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

I can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. I can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events). I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. I can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my point of view.

I can write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. I can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.

B2

I can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. I can understand contemporary literary prose.

C1

I can understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style. I can understand specialised articles and longer

I can express myself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. I can use language

I can formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate my contribution skilfully to those of other speakers. I can present clear, detailed

I can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my interests. I can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. I can write letters views, highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences. I can express myself in clear, well-structured text, expressing points of view at some length. I can write about complex

understand television programmes and films without too much effort.

technical instructions, even when they do not relate to my field.

flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes.

descriptions of complex subjects integrating subthemes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion. I can express myself fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely. If I do have a problem I can backtrack and restructure around the difficulty so smoothly that other people are hardly aware of it. I can present a clear, smoothly flowing description or argument in a style appropriate to the context and with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points.

subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what I consider to be the salient issues. I can select style appropriate to the reader in mind. I can write clear, smoothly flowing text in an appropriate style. I can write complex letters, reports or articles which present a case with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points. I can write summaries and reviews of professional or literary works.

C2

I have no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed, provided I have some time to get familiar with the accent.

I can read with ease virtually all forms of the written language, including abstract, structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, specialised articles and literary works.

I can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.

Background B1 was introduced in 2007 and tests competence in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. It is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, published by the Council of Europe, the European Language Portfolio and Council of Europe Threshold Level (1990) by van Ek and Trim. Reasons for taking the B1 English Test Candidates enter for a variety of reasons: personal reasons, promotion, to improve their future employment prospects, to be selected for a mission abroad, to meet European language testing standards, etc. Marking and Grading A candidate receives final marks for each individual papers. There is a passing grade (PASS) and a failing grade (FAIL). Pass corresponds to 75% accurate completion of Papers 1 and 2 and 100% of Papers 3 and 4.

Administration
Candidates mark or write all their answers on the exam sheets. B1 English Test: an overview Paper Paper 1 Name Reading Timing 45 min. Content Four parts which test a range of reading skills with a variety of general English and ESP texts
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Test Focus Assessment of candidates ability to understand the meaning of written English at word, phrase, sentence, paragraph and whole text level.

Paper 2

Listening

30 min.

Paper 3

Writing

1 hour

Four parts which test a range of listening skills with a variety of general English and ESP texts Two parts which test a range of writing skills and functions

Assessment of candidates ability to understand dialogues and monologues in both informal and neutral settings on a range of everyday topics.

Paper 4

Speaking

12 min.

Assessment of candidates ability to produce straightforward written English, ranging from simple sentences to pieces of continuous text. Four parts which test Assessment of candidates ability to short and long turns express themselves in order to carry out and interactive commu- the functions for B1 level, to ask and nication understand questions and make appropriate responses and to talk freely on matters of personal interest.

Aims and objectives Candidates who pass B1 should be able to communicate satisfactorily in most everyday situations with both non-native and native speakers of English. Using the structures and topics listed further on, candidates can understand public notices and signs, read short texts of a factual nature and show understanding of the content, demonstrate understanding of the structure of the language as it is used to express notions of relative time, space, possession etc., scan factual materials for information in order to perform relevant tasks, disregarding redundant or irrelevant material, read texts of an imaginative or emotional character and appreciate the central sense of the text. Listening Candidates can understand and respond to announcements, show precise understanding of short factual utterances and make identifications on the basis of these, extract information of a factual nature (time, dates, names) from speech which will contain redundancies and language outside the defined limits of B1, understand the sense of a dialogue. Candidates can give information, report events, describe people, places and objects as Writing well as convey reactions to situations, express hopes, regrets, pleasure etc. can also use the words appropriately and accurately in different written contexts, and produce variations on simple sentences. Speaking Candidates can express themselves in order to simulate authentic communication. They can ask and understand questions and make appropriate responses and can talk freely in order to express emotions, reactions, opinions etc. TOPICS Reading
General English Topics 1 personal identification Name Address Telephone number Date and place of birth
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6 relations with other people Relationship Invitations Correspondence Club membership Government and politics War and peace

Age Sex Marital status Nationality Origin Occupation Family Religion Likes and dislikes Character, disposition Physical appearance 2 house and home, environment Types of accommodation Accommodation, rooms Furniture, bedclothes Cost Services Amenities Region Flora and fauna 3 daily life At home Income 4 free time, entertainment Leisure Hobbies and interests Radio, TV etc. Cinema, theatre Exhibitions, museums, etc. Intellectual pursuits Sports Press 5 travel Public transport Private transport Traffic Holidays Accommodation Luggage Entering and leaving a country

Social affairs 7 health and body care Parts of the body Personal comfort Hygiene Ailments, accidents Medical services Insurance 8 shopping Shopping facilities Clothes, fashion Prices Smoking Household articles 9 food and drink Types of food and drink Eating and drinking out 10 services Post Telephone Bank Diplomatic services Hospital, surgery Garage Petrol station 11 places Directions 12 language Ability, understanding, expression 13 weather Climate and weather 14 education Schooling Subjects Qualification

Travel documents
Language structures Word level Nouns Types of noun (proper, common denoting uncountables) Number (regular, irregular) Genitive
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Conjunctions Co-ordinating Subordonating Phrase levels Noun phrases

Adjective phrases Pronouns Types (demonstrative, personal, possessive, relative, interrogative, reflexive, indefinite) Gender Determiners Definite article Indefinite article Demonstrative, possessive, relative, interrogative, quantitative, identifying, Pre-determiners ad post-determiners Numerals (cardinal, ordinal) Adjectives Participial Attributive/predicative Gradable/non-gradable Comparison of gradable adjectives Irregular comparatives Complementising adjectives Adverb Functions (existential, of time, place, manner, degree, direction, arrangement etc.) Form Types (indefinite, deictic etc.) Comparison of gradable adverbs Irregular comparatives Preposition Types (of position, distance, direction, origin, time etc) Verbs Types (transitive, intransitive, causative etc) Simple forms: regular (infinitive, participles, present, past, gerund) Simple forms: irregular Modal auxiliary verbs Compound forms (perfective, progressive, passive, modal+simple infinitive) Be, have and do Indirect speech Pronoun phrases Verb phrases Forms containing one main verb Short answers Adverbial phrases Preposition phrases Clause level Clause types and functions Main clauses Subordinate clauses Forms and functions of subordinate clauses Noun clauses Adjectival (relative) clauses Adverbial clauses Sentence level Form Simple sentences Compound sentences Complex sentences Sentence types Declarative Interrogative Imperative Functions of sentence types Affirmative sentences Emphatic affirmative Negative Decision questions Wh- questions Imperative sentences

ESP Topics Police Job-related personal details Routine work activities Present or more recent job Educational background and experience Police powers and duties Career plans Stolen property Missing persons Suspects/criminals Types of crimes Types of punishment Traffic control Police organization/system/ranks Police equipment (uniform, buildings, vehicles, weapons, tools) Traffic-related offences and incidents And in addition Police procedures (gathering evidence, criminal investigations etc) Negotiations Stress at work Prevention (securing property, counter-terrorism, drugs, hooliganism, traffic, trafficking in human beings etc.)

Border Guard Immigration, refugees, asylum seekers Detaining Smuggling Transport inspection International cooperation

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Paper 1: Reading Timing 45 minutes Paper format This paper contains 4 parts. Number of questions There are 20 questions, 5 for each part. Task types Matching, multiple choice, fill-in, short answer questions, information transfer. Task focus Each task covers one of the following reading sub-skills: Reading for specific information, Reading for the general idea, Reading for the main ideas, Reading to identify vocabulary. Topics Two texts are in general English, the other two are job-related. Sources Authentic and adapted-authentic real world notices, newspapers and magazines, brochures and leaflets, manuals, websites. Marks Each of the 20 questions carries one mark. A B1 pass has at least 15 items (75%) answered correctly.

Sample Paper 1
1 Read the text below. Answer the questions in no more than 3 words. An example (0) is given. The Royal Observatory In 1675 King Charles II (1630 1685) ordered that the Royal Observatory be built at Greenwich to study the problem of longitude with regard to navigation: the first astronomer, John Flamsteed (1646 1719) moved in a tear later. He made a very precise 3000 star catalogue. Across the yard there is a straight brass line running through the cobbles. This is the world Prim Meridian, longitude zero. It runs from the North to South poles. At the time the Observatory was built, zero longitude could be placed anywhere a map maker or chart maker wished. This affected navigation and time (there was a difference of 15 minutes between London and Plymouth). By the middle of the 1700s the Greenwich reading was being used more and more, and finally, in 1884, it was chosen as the Prime Meridian longitude zero reading. There lies the tombstone of Edmund Halley (1656 1742) and some members of his family. He discovered that the comets have periodic orbits and identified one, which is named after him. He calculated that it would appear every 76 years. In the Halley gallery one can see the living area arranged as it would have looked in the 1700s.
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(0) Who ordered a Royal Observatory to be built at Greenwich? King Charles II .. (1) Who was the first astronomer at the Royal Observatory? . (2) How many stars did he describe in his catalogue? (3) What was the time difference between London and Plymouth? (4) When was Greenwich chosen as Prime Meridian zero? (5) Who discovered that comets have periodic orbits? 2 Read the text below. Match the titles (A-G) with the news stories (1 6). Write your answers in the box. An example (0) is given. There is one letter you do not need to use. (0) The Microsoft chairman, Bill Gates, receives 4m e-mails in his inbox every day, making him the most spammed man in the world and focussing his mind on a problem that threatens the internet. (1) North Korea has agreed to return to Japan what are thought to be the remains of Megumi Yokata 27 years after the 13-year-old girl was snatched off the streets of her home town in Japan by North Korean spies. (2) Margaret Hassan, the Care International director who was taken hostage by Iraqi insurgents in October was murdered. The body of a woman, believed to be that of Irish born Hassan, 59, was found in Falluja after a video emerged that showed masked men shooting a blindfolded woman. (3) The Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon, apologized to President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt after Israeli soldiers fired across the border at the southern end of the Gaza strip, killing three Egyptian police officers. An investigation has been ordered. (4) A plane crashed into a lake in northern China seconds after take-off, killing all 53 people on aboard and one person on the ground. (5) A Zimbabwean man has appeared in court for denigrating President Robert Mugabe by calling him a dictator, the Herald paper said. A B C D E F G 0 E Charge over insult Aid worker shot by kidnappers Government investigates shooting Girls reminds go home Spam, spam and more spam Female body found in Japan Air tragedy 1 2
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3 Read the text below. Put the sentences (A-G) in the gaps (1-6). Write your answers in the space provided. An example (0) is given. There is one extra letter you do not need to use. Flexible Speeding Fines Flexible speeding fines and a fresh crackdown on the use of mobile phones in cars are among new road safety measures being unveiled on Tuesday. The proposed new laws would also allow courts to force the worst drink drivers to retake their driving tests. Seriously poor drivers (0) . . Minister wants to cut the number of people killed or seriously injured in road accidents by 40% and by half for children, by 2010. The government says it is half way towards meeting the target, (1) On speeding, the government is also set to clarify which vehicles can exceed the speed limits in emergency situations, (2) .. There will also be higher penalties for people driving carelessly or inconsiderately. The moves against drink-driving will also include enabling police to take evidence at the roadside. In order to detect uninsured drivers, police also promised help (3). The planned variable fines for speeding offences have been welcomed by motorists groups. The RAC said it was important to distinguish between those travelling a couple of miles over the speed limit in a non-residential area away from schools and other dangers, and those travelling (4).. The move is also being seen as an attempt to deflect anger about speed cameras. The Conservatives have pledged to remove those speed cameras which they say only raise money rather than (5). A B C D E F G in using automatic number plate recognition such as those carrying donor organs could be retrained based on the average for the years 1994-1998 match the punishment to the offences at high speed in sensitive areas improve road safety

4 Read the text below. Choose one word from the box for each space. An example (0) is given. There is one word you do not need to use. Gang Members Sue Over Privacy Breach Teenage gang members responsible for an epidemic of anti-social behaviour (0) protested to the High Court today after having their names and photographswidely publicised after anti-social behaviour orders were made against them. Under the orders, they and five others were (1) from an area of North London where local residentslived in fear of leaving their houses because of the gangs activities. by the exclusion zone, there were more than 200 allegations In the small area (2) of robbery, burglary, criminal damage and vehicle crime by the gang between April 2002 and April 2003.
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The orders were (3) against them last year by the Metropolitan Police and Brent Council under the Crime and Disorder Act. The three youths, who cannot be named and were (4) to in court as S, M, and K, claimed that their right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights was breached by the publicity. Personal details and photographs of the three youths, aged 15, 16 and 18, were unnecessarily (5) thousands of homes and even posted on the internet, leading to worldwide exposure, Michael Fordham, their counsel said.

obtained protested

excluded breached

distributed referred

covered

See answers on page 16.

Paper 2: Listening Timing 30 minutes Paper format This paper contains 4 parts. Number of questions There are 20 questions, 5 for each part. Task types Matching, multiple choice, fill-in, short answer questions, information transfer. Task focus Each task covers one of the following listening subskills: Listening for specific information, Listening for the main message, Listening for the main ideas, Listening to identify vocabulary. Topics Two texts are in general English, the other two are job-related. Sources Authentic and adapted-authentic real world announcements, radio news, conversations. Marks Each of the 20 questions carries one mark. A B1 pass has at least 15 items (75%) answered correctly.
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Sample Paper 2 1 Listen and match the name of a celebrity (A-F) with their idea of the best date (1 6). There is one extra number you do not need to use. An example (0) is given. A B C D E F Drew Barrymore Antonio Banderas Gavin Rossdale Alicia Silverstone Brittany Murphy LL Cool J 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 A 0 B C D Flower power Film fans Beach babe Dog days Hug therapy Nature lover Passion, please E F

2 Listen and circle the letter of the correct answer. An example (o) is given. (0) A C 1 A B C D 2 A B C D 3 A B C D A Swedish police officer Caught a bank robber Robbed a bank

B D

Caught a thief Stole a new car

The 36 year old man was caught when He stole a car worth 30,000 dollars He used stolen money to buy a car Colleagues found the missing money He gave false information to the press An American man Stole a lot of airplane parts and metal objects Kept lots of metal and rubbish outside his house Attacked his neighbours for taking things from his house Dumped rubbish in his neighbours garden He claimed the sentence was unfair because He was an artist and needed the things for his work Nobody had complained before The things belonged to his wife He had had a lot of things stolen from his house
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4 A B C D 5 A B C D

Malaysia is trying to Increase the wages for police officers Sack officers who take bribes Reduce corruption in the country Recruit more honest police officers Officers will be given a cash reward if They arrest more than 20 criminals per month They ignore minor crimes They arrest anyone who tries to give them a bribe They report colleagues who take bribes

3 Listen and complete the missing information. Write one word in each space. One example (0) is given. The (0) ___singer___ Josephine Baker was in a bar. She was insulted by a white man who made some remarks about her (1)___________. Ms Baker has lived in (2) _________________ and couldnt accept that kind of boorishness. She reported the incident to the police who did nothing because they hadnt heard the (3)_______________. However, Mrs. Baker used the Los Angeles Statute and (4) ______________ the man herself as a private citizen. Then the police accused him of (5) _____________ and disturbing the peace. 4 Listen and complete the information in the notes. Write no more than 4 words in each space. An example (0) is given

Human Rights Conference


Date Location Arrival Departure (0) (1) (2) 19 21 March________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ___________________________________Thursday 19 March

6.00 p.m. Saturday, 21 March Contact reception for airport minibus transfer
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Guest Speaker Organisation he (3) represents Topic of his Workshop topics Social Event (4)

Professor Arthur ___________________________________________________ Domestic Violence and the Effects on Children presentation Child Labour , ________________________________________ Asylum Seekers, Sex Discrimination

(5 ) Friday Evening _______________________________________ in the ballroom

Listening Paper Tapescript Rubric This is the B1 Listening English Test, year 2007. There are four parts to the test. You will hear each part once. For each part of the test there will be time for you to look through the questions and time for you to check your answers. Write your answers on the question paper. Please ask any questions now, because you must not speak during the test. Pause 5 seconds. Now open your question paper and look at part 1.

Part 1
Listen and match the name of a celebrity (a f) with their idea of the best date (1 7). There is one extra number you do not need to use. An example (0) is given. You have 15 seconds to read through the questions. Speaker: Celebrities can have the most luxurious dates of anyone, right? They get into the trendiest clubs, they can afford the swankiest restaurants or jet off to them most gorgeous spots around the globe. But when you ask them what makes some couple-time really wonderful, youd b quite surprised by their answers. Listen to what these stars had to say when we posted the question. Drew Barrymore I remember going on a picnic in a big open field and my date picked some wild flowers and gave them to me. It was just so pure and romantic. Antonio Banderas One of our best dates was this incredible walk on the beach at sunset. I can still see the look on Melanies face as the sun was going down and she had this happy smile on her face. Gavin Rossdale
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Gwen and I have had the best date nights in our own house. We just sit on the couch close together on a Saturday night and watch movies. Well also go see a film like Sideways and just hold hands. Those are perfect romantic nights. Alicia Silverstone There is nothing more romantic on a date to me than someone who wants to just go with me to a park to walk my dog. You have the setting sun and the dog is happy. Plus, dogs are a great judge of character! Brittany Murphy The best date is with someone who has a passion for life. Someone who is good and honest. And someone who doesnt take himself so seriously. LL Cool J I like to have dates with my wife. I might do a candlelight diner thats prepared for her when she gets home. Im not overly romantic, but I love being close. Ill bring my wife to sit on my lap. Thats the most romantic moment in the world. It really sets a mood when you hug someone for fifteen seconds. You can feel the love.

Part 2
Listen and circle the letter of the correct answer. An example (o) is given. You have 45 seconds to read through the questions. Newsreader: Welcome back to Capital Radios breakfast programme. The best way to start your day. There will be a news update at nine oclock, but first we continue our look at strange stories from around the world. Today we turn our attention to the subject or crime and some of the unusual events the police forces in other countries have to deal with. In Sweden a police officer has confessed to robbing a bank. The unnamed officer was later investigated the crime itself and told reporters at the time that they police had no clues as to the culprits. However colleagues became suspicious when he bought a new car, costing over 30 thousand dollars. Investigators discovered that he had paid for the car in cash, using banknotes taken from the robbery. The 36- year old officer appeared in court on Monday and was charged with armed robbery. He pleaded guilty to the offence. The exact amount of money stolen has not been revealed. In America a man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for refusing to move airplane parts and other junk from the yard of his house. The 49 year old defendant was charged with illegal dumping and creating a public nuisance. He had been repeatedly warned by the local authorities to move the rubbish and clear up his yard. He claims that he is a victim of a conspiracy by the authorities and that he needed the airplane parts and other metal objects for his work as an artist. His wife claimed that they had a right to keep such things in their yard as it is private property. However after frequent complaints by neighbours he was taken to court. And finally a new scheme in Malaysia was introduced to fight against corruption in the police force. Police officers are being offered a cash reward if they refuse a bribe. The reward will be double the money of the bribe. A spokesman said that the office must also arrest the person responsible for offering the bribe in order to claim the reward. Corruption is a growing problem in the country. Wages are low and bribes can be used to persuade police officers to look the other way or to let people off with minor offences.
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Part 3
Listen and complete the missing information. Write one word in each space. One example (0) is given. You have 30 seconds to read through the questions. Newsreader: In Los Angeles today the singer Josephine Baker sat with two friends in the Grill of the Buildmore Hotel. At the table next to them sat a man who made some audible and slurry remarks about Ms Bakers race. Pigmentation classifies her as a dark skinned member of the human race, as contrasted with the yellow, brown and fair skinned people of which the man at the adjoining table was a representative. This sort of insult is too commonly accepted in embarrassed silence for an unsatisfactory recourse. But Ms Baker has lived for many years in Europe. She is not accustomed to that kind of boorishness and she took action. She called the police who informed her that since they hadnt heard the remarks, they could do nothing. But they pointed out to Ms Baker that under the Los Angeles Statute, as a private citizen, she could make the arrest herself, if they were standing by. And this Ms Josephine Baker did. The offender identified himself as Fred Harland, resident of Dallas, Texas. And, in the absence of any statute covering bad manners, he was booked on suspicion of drunkenness and of disturbing the peace.

Part 4
Listen and complete the information in the notes. Write no more than 4 words in each space. An example (0) is given. You have 20 seconds to read through the questions. Good morning. Before we start the meeting today I would like to remind you about the Human Rights Conference next month. We have received some more details from the organisers and you will be pleased to know that the venue is going to be the same as last year. The Hilton Hotel. I know many of you attended the event last year and were very pleased with the facilities that the Hilton has to offer. As there are a lot of speakers, we would like everyone to arrive by 8.30 on Thursday morning. Thats Thursday 19 March at half past eight. That gives everyone time for coffee before the opening session at 9 oclock. There is a full 3 days programme so please make your travel arrangements so you get to the hotel early on Thursday morning or on Wednesday evening. We plan to finish at 6 oclock on Saturday evening, so do not arrange for a flight that departs before 6 p.m. The hotel has a mini-bus for anyone who needs transfer to the airport. However you need to book it in advance at the hotel reception. The special guest speaker this year will be Professor Arthur Brown, from Childcare International, who will give a talk on Domestic Violence and the Effect on Children. He has published many books and articles on the subject and recently gave an interview on the BBC. The conference will be organised in a series of 2 hour workshops covering topics such as Child Labour in Europe and Africa, the growing problems of Human Trafficking, changes in the law in dealing with Asylum Seekers and Sex Discrimination in the workplace and society. All workshops will be followed by a question and answer session. There will also be a poster and book exhibition with a chance to buy some of the latest publications and meet some of the authors. On Friday evening there will be a concert of African music in the hotel ballroom. The concert will be given by a group of musicians from the university. They are a very talented group who have
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appeared at local music festivals and have recorded their own CDs. So you can have a chance to relax and dance at the end of a long day. If you have any more questions, please see me at the end of the meeting. Thank you. Now lets move on to the main business of the meeting. The first point on our agenda is the budget for next year That is the end of part 4. You now have two minutes to check your answers. Pause 2 minutes. That is the end of the test. See answers on page 16.

Answers Paper 1
1 1. John Flamsteed; 2. 3000 stars; 3. 15 minutes; 4. in 1884; 5. Edmund Halley 2 (1) D; (2) B; (3) C; (4) G; (5) A 3 (1) D; (2) B; (3) A; (4) F; (5) G 4 (1) excluded; (2) covered; (3) obtained; (4) referred; (5) distributed ) Answers Paper 2 1 A 0 2 0 C 3 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1 B B 2 2 B C 1 3 A D 3 4 C E 6 5 C F 4

race Europe remarks arrested drunkenness The Hilton Hotel (by) 8.30/half past eight (a.m.) Childcare International Human Trafficking (a) music concert/(concert of) African music/(an) African music concert

Paper 3: Writing Paper format This paper contains 2 parts. Timing 1 hour
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Task types Letters (personal, simple business/job-related, official), notes, messages, forms (to be filled in), jobrelated, official and personal e-mails, circulars, memos, faxes, short reports, short, simple essays, CV, statements, notice/flyers Topics One task is general English, the other one is work-related. Marks Both tasks must be completed. Each task is assessed separately according to the assessment scale: task fulfilment, coherence/cohesion, grammar and vocabulary, according to the B1 assessment scale. All criteria must be fulfilled for each task to pass B1. Sample Paper 3 Task 1 You have been asked to write a report for the British advisor about the two most common crimes / offences in the area in which you work. Explain the causes for each and suggest ways in which they can be combated. Write your report in the space provided. Write between 80-100 words. Task 2 You have had an unusual experience (funny / frightening) which you want to share with your penfriend. Write an e-mail describing what happened. Write between 80-100 words. Sample answer papers Task 1 B1 Dear friend, You will be astonished when you read about what happened to me a week ago. It was Friday afternoon, I was returning from my work when I stopped at the red colour. I didnt notice that a guy from a car behind got off the car and punctured one of my tyres. When the colour turned green I started my car and I realized I had a flat tyre. I pulled the car on the right side of the road and started to change the damaged wheel without paying attention to what could happen in the front part of the car. After finishing the work, I picked up my tools and
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Task 1 B1 below standard Dear Ann, Ive just arrive home from work. I would like to tell you what a strange feeling I had yesterday. My chief told me not to go on vacation because we had many things to do. I answered him that I had arranged that vacation for two months but he said that he couldnt help me. So, I am sorry and I hope you are not so upset that I am. P.S. It was a joke. I have tickets and I will come to you in 2 hours. With love, Chris

the punctured wheel and put them back into the trunk and returned to the driver seat. When I closed the cars door I realized how fool I was my briefcase was stolen from the car. The police explained to me how it was possible to happen such thing. Jack

Task 2 B1 TO: Mr. John Smith FROM: B.G., Legal Advisor for Legal Dept. MIRA SUBJECT: Report on the most common crimes in negotiation areas of MIRA

Task 2 B1 below standard

1. About burglary In area where I work these crimes are the most common crimes, because there are more old buildings (flats-buildings) where lives people who works every day from eight oclock till sisteen oclock so the most flats are empty. For thiefs is an easy thing As established during our last meeting in Bucharest, I write to you this report to present to entry / get in the flat and takes what they the results on the analysis of the most common want. crimes we deal with inside MIRA negotiation 2. About economic crimes The people makes that tipes of crime process. because they are poors and the income The most common crimes are: bribery the situation in which one of the offers evaluators taxes are too big for them, so they try to chit the financial guard, to obtain more receives money from one of the companies money. which participates in a tender, and forgery 3. About the car accidents the situation in which a person changes The impatients and the drinkers provoke the signatures or documents to hide something most accidents illegal, e.g to start a tender without having money for the contract. These crimes are committed because of greed and lack of money; better salaries may be the answer to this problem.

Paper 4: Speaking Timing 12 minutes per pair of candidates. Paper Format This paper contains four parts. The standard format is two candidates and two examiners. One examiner acts as both assessor and interlocutor and manages the interaction by asking questions and setting up the tasks. The other acts as assessor and does not join in the conversation. Task Types Short exchanges with the examiner; a collaborative task involving both candidates; a one-minute long turn and a follow up discussion.
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Marks Candidates are assessed on their performance throughout the test according to the assessment scale. The assessment is done by the assessor. The interlocutor only conducts the interview. Task Type, Focus, Format and Timing 1. Each candidate interacts with the interlocutor. The interlocutor asks the candidates questions in turn, using standardised questions. The candidates ill give information of a factual, personal and job-related kind. The candidates respond to questions about present circumstances, past experiences and future plans. 3 minutes 2. Simulated situation. Candidates interact with each other. Visual stimulus is given to the candidates to aid the discussion task. The interlocutor sets up the activity using a standardised rubric. The candidates will use functional language to make and respond to suggestions, discuss alternatives, make recommendations and negotiate agreement. 3 minutes 3. Extended turn A colour photograph is given to each candidate in turn and they are asked to talk about it for up to a minute. Both photographs relate to the same topic. The candidates will describe photographs and managing discourse, using appropriate vocabulary, in a longer turn. 3 minutes 4. General conversation. Candidates interact with each other. The topic of the conversation develops the theme established in Part 3. The interlocutor sets up the activity using a standardised rubric. The candidates talk together about their opinions, likes/dislikes, preferences, experiences, habits etc. 2 minutes Sample Material Part 1 (3 minutes) Phase 1 Good morning/afternoon. I am . and this is .. He / She is just going to listen to us. What is your name? And what is your name? Where do you live/come from? What department do you work for? Thank you. Phase 2 (Select one or more questions from box A and one or more questions from box B for each candidate as appropriate.)
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Box A Do you live in a flat or a house? Is it far from the city centre? What courses have you attended lately? What new thing would you like to learn? What hobbies do you have? What kind of music do you like? Box B How long have you been working in your current post? (When did you start working in your current position?) What do you like best about your job? Why did you want to be a policeman/policewoman/gendarme/firefighter? (Why did you choose this job?) When did you join the police? How do you use English in your job? Thank you. Part 2 (3 minutes) In the next part you are going to talk to each other. Here are some causes of car accidents. Talk together about them, say how they can cause accidents and which is the most common cause of accidents in your country. Hand over Prompts sheet to candidates. (to be shared) Ill say that again. Talk together about these causes of accidents, say how they can cause them and which is the most common cause of accidents in your country. All right? Talk together. Thank you. Sample material Part 2

Mechanical problems

Weather conditions

Drivers behaviour

ACCIDENTS

Road conditions

Alcohol and drugs

Speed

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Part 3 (3 minutes) Now Id like each of you to talk on your own about something. Im going to give each of you a photograph of holiday destinations (see page 26). Candidate A, here is your photograph. (Hand one of the photographs to Candidate A) Please show it to Candidate B, but Id like you to talk about it. Candidate B, you just listen, Ill give you your photograph in a moment. Candidate A, please tell us what you can see in your photograph. Approximately one minute. Thank you. Retrieve photograph from Candidate A. Now, Candidate B, heres your photograph. It also shows holiday destinations. (Hand the second photograph to Candidate B) Please show it to Candidate A and tell us what you can see in the photograph. Approximately one minute. Thank you. Retrieve photograph from Candidate B Part 4 (3 minutes) Say to both candidates: Your photographs showed holiday destinations. Now, Id like you to talk together about what you did during your last holiday and where you prefer to spend your holidays. Thank you. Thats the end of the test.

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Sample material Part 3

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Ministerul Internelor i Reformei Administrative Direcia General Management Resurse Umane Comisia de Testare pentru Limba Englez

Testul de limb englez nivelul B1 pentru personalul Ministerului Internelor i Reformei Administrative

Brour informativ pentru candidai Specificaii i subiecte model

2007

Coordonator: Esther Hay Autori: Ioana Bordeianu Ileana Chersan Cristina Dogrel Iulia Ene dr. Ctlina Harabagiu-Dimitrescu Carmen Konrad Oana Popescu Emilia Stanciu

Cuprins

1. Prefa 2. Sistemul de testare conform Cadrului Comun European de Referin 3. Nivelele Cadrului Comun European de Referin (CEFR) 4. Istoric 5. Motivaia examinrii la B1 6. Evaluarea i acordarea punctajelor 7. Administrare 8. Testul B1 de limb englez: privire general 9. Scop i obiective 10. Teme de englez general 11. Structuri lingvistice 12. Lucrarea 1: nelegerea textului scris 13. Model Lucrarea 1 14. Lucrarea 2: nelegerea textului audiat 15. Model Lucrarea 2 16. Texte audiate 17. Lucrarea 3: Exprimare scris 18. Model Lucrarea 3 19. Modele de lucrri de rspuns 20. Lucrarea 4: Exprimare oral 21. Model Lucrarea 4

Prefa Acest manual se adreseaz n principal candidailor care se pregtesc pentru testul de limb englez la nivel B1. Exist alte manuale pentru profesori, administratori de teste, designeri de teste i autoriti. Acest manual exist i n limba englez, n prima parte a acestei lucrri.

Reasons for SISTEMUL DE TESTARE Testele de limb englez pentru personalul Ministerului Internelor i Reformei Administrative din Romnia prezint o serie de examinri cu trsturi similare, acoperind 6 nivele corespunztoare nivelelor Cadrului Comun European de Referin pentru Limbi, stabilit de Consiliul Europei. Nivelurile Cadrului European Comun de Referin pentru Limbi Gril de autoevaluare
NELEGEREA TEXTULUI AUDIAT Pot nelege cuvinte cunoscute i expresii uzuale care m privesc pe mine sau familia i anturajul meu concret i apropiat, dac interlocutorul vorbete lent i clar. NELEGEREA TEXTULUI SCRIS Pot nelege nume cunoscute, cuvinte, i fraze foarte simple, de exemplu, din anunuri, afie sau cataloage. VORBIT Comunicare interactiv Pot comunica de o manier simpl cnd interlocutorul este dispus s repete sau s reformuleze frazele sale ntr-un ritm mai lent i s m ajute s formulez ceea ce ncerc s spun. Pot pune ntrebri simple asupra subiectelor cunoscute sau referitor la nevoile mele curente i rspunde la acelai fel de ntrebri. Pot comunica n cadrul unor sarcini simple i obinuite care nu cer dect un schimb de informaii simplu i direct, privitor la subiecte i activiti familiare. Pot face fa unor conversaii foarte scurte, chiar dac, de regul, nu neleg suficient de bine pentru a ntreine o conversaie. Pot face fa unui numr mare de situaii care se pot ntlni n timpul unei cltorii ntr-o regiune unde este vorbit limbaint. Pot participa fr pregtire la o conversaie pe subiecte familiare sau de interes personal, sau care in de viaa cotidian (de exemplu: familia, timpul liber, cltoriile, munca i actualitatea). VORBIT Monolog Pot utiliza expresii i fraze simple pentru a descrie locul meu de trai i oamenii pe care i cunosc. SCRIS Exprimare scris Pot scrie o carte potal scurt i simpl, de exemplu, din vacan. Pot completa un chestionar simplu cu detalii personale, de exemplu, s nscriu numele, naionalitatea i adresa mea pe o fi de hotel.

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A2 Pot nelege expresii i un vocabular uzual n ceea ce m privete n mod direct (de exemplu, persoana mea, familia mea, cumprturile, anturajul apropiat, munca). Pot sesiza esenialul din anunuri i mesaje simple i clare. B1 Pot nelege punctele principale cnd este utilizat un limbaj clar i standard i cnd este vorba despre subiecte familiare care in de munc, coal, odihn, etc. Pot nelege esenialul din numeroase emisiuni de radio sau televiziune privitor la subiectele de actualitate sau cele de interes personal sau profesional, dac debitul vorbirii este relativ lent i bine articulat. B2 Pot nelege conferinele i discursurile destul de lungi i urmri o argumentare complex, dac subiectul mi este relativ cunoscut. Pot nelege majoritatea emisiunilor televizate de tiri i informaii. Pot nelege majoritatea filmelor n care se folosete un limbaj standard. Pot nelege articole i rapoarte ce trateaz problemele contemporane i n care autorii iau o atitudine deosebit sau exprim un punct de vedere aparte. Pot nelege un text literar de proz contemporan. Pot comunica cu un grad de spontaneitate i de fluen care face posibil interaciunea cu un vorbitor nativ. Pot participa activ la o conversaie n situaii familiare, prezentnd i susinnd opiniile mele. Pot s m exprim cu claritate i detaliat pe marginea unei game vaste de subiecte privitor la domeniile mele de interes. Pot s m pronun detaliat asupra unui subiect de actualitate i s explic avantajele i dezavantajele diferitelor posibiliti. Pot scrie texte clare i detaliate asupra unui ir de subiecte de interes personal. Pot scrie un eseu sau un raport, transmind o informaie sau enumernd motivele pro i contra opiniei propuse. Pot scrie scrisori care s pun n valoare sensul pe care l atribui personal diferitelor evenimente sau experiene. Pot nelege texte scrise esenialmente ntr-un limbaj curent sau privitor la munca mea. Pot nelege descrierea evenimentelor, exprimarea sentimentelor i dorinelor n scrisorile personale. Pot s m exprim la un nivel simplu pentru a relata diverse experiene, evenimente, visurile, speranele i scopurile mele. Pot prezenta pe scurt argumente i explicaii n legtur cu opiniile i proiectele mele. Pot relata o istorie sau o intrig dintr-o carte sau dintrun film i s-mi manifest atitudinea fa de acestea. Pot scrie un text simplu i coerent despre subiecte familiare sau de interes personal. Pot scrie scrisori personale pentru a descrie unele experiene i impresii. Pot nelege texte scurte foarte simple. Pot gsi o informaie special, previzibil n documentele curente, cum ar fi: publicitatea, prospectele, meniurile i orarele i pot nelege scrisorile personale scurte i simple. Pot utiliza un ir de fraze sau expresii pentru a descrie n termeni simpli familia mea i alte persoane, condiiile de trai, studiile i activitatea mea profesional actual sau anterioar. Pot lua notie i scrie mesaje scurte i simple. Pot scrie o scrisoare personal foarte simpl, de exemplu, de mulumire.

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Pot nelege un discurs lung, chiar dac nu este bine structurat i dac relaiile ntre idei nu sunt explicite. Pot nelege, fr prea mare efort, emisiunile televizate i filmele.

Pot nelege textele faptice sau literare lungi i complexe, apreciindu-le diferenele de stil. Pot nelege articolele ce in de domenii specializate i instruciunile tehnice lungi, chiar dac nu sunt legate de domeniul meu.

Pot s m exprim spontan i fluent, fr ami cuta prea mult cuvintele. Pot utiliza limba cu suplee i eficacitate n relaiile sociale sau profesionale. Pot s-mi exprim ideile i prerile cu precizie, plasndu-le n context cu interlocutorii mei. Pot participa fr efort la orice conversaie sau discuie i m descurc perfect cu expresiile idiomatice i turnurile de fraze curente. Pot s m exprim cu fluen i s redau cu precizie nuane fine de sens. n caz de dificultate, pot reveni pentru a repara situaia cu destul abilitate pentru ca totul s treac neobservat.

Pot prezenta descrieri clare i detaliate pe marginea subiectelor complexe, integrnd teme care le sunt apropiate i subliniind anumite aspecte; pot ncheia intervenia mea n mod adecvat.

Pot s m exprim ntrun text clar i bine structurat, susinnd punctul meu de vedere. Pot scrie despre subiecte complexe ntro scrisoare, un eseu, sau un raport, subliniind punctele care mi par importante. Pot alege stilul potrivit, n funcie de destinatar. Pot scrie un text clar, curgtor i adaptat, din punct de vedere stilistic, circumstanelor. Pot redacta scrisori, rapoarte sau articole complexe, cu o structur clar, permind cititorului s sesizeze i s rein punctele importante. Pot rezuma i aprecia n scris o lucrare profesional sau o oper literar.

C2

Pot nelege fr efort vorbirea oral, fie c este n direct sau difuzat de mediile de informare (radio, TV), chiar dac se vorbete repede, cu condiia s am suficient timp pentru a m familiariza cu un accent specific.

Pot nelege fr efort orice tip de text, chiar abstract sau complex din punct de vedere al fondului sau al formei, de exemplu, un ndrumar, un articol specializat sau o oper literar.

Pot prezenta o descriere sau o argumentare clar i fluent, utiliznd un stil adaptat contextului; pot prezenta un expozeu cu o structur logic i coerent care i permite asculttorului s observe i s rein punctele importante.

Istoric B1 a fost introdus n 2007 i testeaz competenele n nelegerea textului scris (Citit), Exprimare scris (Scris), nelegerea textului ascultat (Ascultat) i Exprimare oral (Vorbit). Are la baz Cadrul European Comun de Referin pentru Limbi: nvare, Predare, Evaluare, publicat de Consiliul Europei, Portofoliul Lingvistic European i Nivelul Threshold al Consiliului Europei (1990) de J.A.van Ek i J. L. M. Trim. Motivaia examinrii la nivel B1 Candidaii particip la aceste testri din motive personale, pentru ocuparea unor posturi n care cunoaterea limbilor strine la un anumit nivel, este esenial, pentru a-i mri ansele de promovare i avansare n carier, pentru selecii la misiuni i cursuri internaionale, pentru a ntruni standarde europene n domeniul cunoaterii limbilor strine etc. Evaluarea i acordarea punctajelor Fiecare candidat primete punctaje finale pentru fiecare lucrare n parte. Exist un punctaj de promovare a testului (PASS) i un punctaj de nereuit (FAIL). Punctajul de promovare a testului (PASS) corespunde procentului de 75% din realizarea corect a Lucrrilor 1 i 2 i 100% din realizarea Lucrrilor 3 i 4. Administrare Candidaii vor marca rspunsurile pe foile de examen. Testul B1 de limb englez: privire de ansamblu Nr. Tipul Timp Coninut lucrrii acordat 1 Citit 45 min 4 pri care testeaz o gam de abiliti de nelegere a textului scris, ntr-o varietate de texte de englez general i de specialitate 2 Ascultat 30 min 4 pri care testeaz o gam de abiliti de nelegere a textului audiat, ntr-o varietate de texte de englez general i de specialitate
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Obiectivele testului Evaluarea abilitii candidailor de a nelege sensul n textele englezeti la nivel de cuvnt, expresie, paragraf i la nivel global. Evaluarea abilitii candidailor de a nelege dialoguri i monologuri att n cadru oficial ct i neoficial, referitoare la o varietate de subiecte familiare.

Scris

1 or

2 pri care testeaz o serie de abiliti i funcii de scriere 4 pri care testeaz producerea de discurs de diferite mrimi precum i comunicare interactiv

Vorbit

12 min

Evaluarea abilitii candidailor de a scrie clar n limba englez, sub forme ncepnd de la propoziii simple pn la texte. Evaluarea abilitii candidailor de a ntreba i a nelege ntrebri i de a formula rspunsuri adecvate, de a discuta liber despre subiecte de interes personal.

Scop i obiective Candidaii care promoveaz testul la nivel B1 trebuie s fie capabili s comunice satisfctor n majoritatea situaiilor de zi cu zi, att cu vorbitori nativi ct i cu vorbitori non-nativi. Citit Folosind structurile i subiectele listate mai jos, candidaii pot nelege ntiinri i semne publice, pot s citeasc texte informative scurte i s demonstreze c au neles coninutul i structurile limbii folosite pentru a exprima noiuni de timp i spaiu relativ, posesie etc., pot s scaneze materiale pentru a gsi informaii necesare ndeplinirii unor sarcini relevante, ignornd materialul redundant sau nerelevant, s citeasc texte cu carecter imaginativ sau emoional i s stabileasc tema central a unui text. Candidaii pot nelege i pot reaciona la anunuri, pot arta o nelegere precis a comunicrilor informative scurte i pot face identificri pe aceast baz. Pot extrage informaii punctuale (date, ore, nume) din texte vorbite care conin repetarea informaiilor dar i structuri verbale din afara limitelor definite de nivelul B1, pot nelege tema unui dialog. Candidaii pot da informaii, pot povesti evenimente, descrie persoane, locuri i obiecte, pot transmite reaciile la situaii, pot exprima sperane, regrete, plcere etc. Folosind cuvintele n mod adecvat i corect n diferite contexte scrise, pot produce variaiuni ale unor propoziii simple. Candidaii se pot exprima pentru a simula o comunicare autentic. Ei pot pune ntrebri i le pot nelege, dnd rspunsurile adecvate, i pot vorbi liber pentru a exprima emoii, reacii, opinii etc.

Ascultat

Scris

Vorbit

TEME: Teme de englez general 1. identificarea persoanelor Nume Adres Numr de telefon Data i locul naterii Vrsta Sexul Stare civil Naionalitate Origine Ocupaie Familie Religie
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6. relaiile cu alte persoane Relaii Invitaii Coresponden Apartenena la un club Guvern i politic Rzboi i pace Relaii sociale 7. sntate i ngrijirea corpului Prile corpului Confort personal Igien

Preferine i antipatii Caracter, dispoziie nfiare fizic 2. cas i cmin, mediu Tipuri de cazare Cazare, camere Mobil, lenjerie de pat Cost Servicii Confort Regiune Flora i fauna 3. viaa de zi cu zi Acas Venit 4. timp liber, distracii Timp liber Activiti preferate i interese Radio, TV etc Cinema, teatru Expoziii, muzee etc Aspiraii intelectuale Sporturi Presa 5. cltorii Transport public Transport privat Trafic Vacane Cazare Bagaje Intrarea i ieirea din ar Documente de cltorie Teme de specialitate Poliie Detalii legate de munca prestat Activiti de rutin la serviciu Serviciul actual i cel mai recent Calificri i experien profesional Atribuii Planuri de carier Bunuri furate Persoane disprute
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Accidente, suferine Servicii medicale Asigurri 8. cumprturi Tipuri de magazine mbrcminte, mod Preuri igri Articole de gospodrie 9. mncare i butur Tipuri de mncare i butur La restaurant 10. servicii Pota Telefon Banc Servicii diplomatice Spital, cabinet medical Garaj Staia de benzin 11. locuri ndrumri 12. limba Abiliti, nelegere, exprimare 13. vremea Climat i vreme 14. educaie coli Obiecte de studiu Calificri

Suspeci/infractori Tipuri de infraciuni Tipuri de pedepse Controlul traficului Organizarea poliiei/sistem/grade profesionale Dotarea poliiei (uniform, cldiri, vehicule, arme, echipament) Infraciuni i contravenii la regimul traficului auto Proceduri poliieneti (adunarea probelor, cercetri judiciare etc) Negocieri Stress-ul la serviciu Prevenirea (asigurarea bunurilor din proprietate, anti-terorism, droguri, huliganism, circulaie rutier, trafic de persoane etc.) Poliie de frontier Imigrare, refugiai, azilani Arestare/reinere Contraband Controlul transporturilor

Cooperare internaional Structuri lingvistice Pri de vorbire Substantive Tipuri de substantive (proprii, comune care denot materii nenumrabile) Numr (regulate, neregulate) Construcii genitivale Pronume Tipuri (demonstrative, personale, posesive, relative, interogative, reflexive, nehotrte) Gen Determinani Articol hotrt Articol nehotrt Pre-determinani i post-determinani Demonstrativi, posesivi, relativi, interogativi, cantitativi, de identificare Numerale (cardinale, ordinale) Adjective Participiale Atributive/predicative Adjective cu i fr grade de comparaie Grade de comparaie Comparative neregulate
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Conjuncii De coordonare De subordonare Pri de propoziie Locuiuni substantivale Locuiuni adjectivale Locuiuni pronominale Locuiuni verbale Forme ce conin un verb principal Rspunsuri scurte Locuiuni adverbiale Locuiuni prepoziionale Propoziia Tipuri de fraze i funcii Propoziii principale Propoziii subordonate

Adjective nume predicative Adverbul Funcii (existenial, de timp, loc, mod, grad, direcie, aranjament etc) Form Tipuri (nehotrt, deictic etc) Gradele de comparaie ale adverbelor Comparative neregulate Prepoziia Tipuri (de poziie, distan, direcie, origine, timp etc) Verbul Tipuri (tranzitive, intranzitive, cauzative etc.) Forme simple: regulate (infinitiv, participiu, Prezent, trecut, gerunziu) Forme simple: neregulate Verbe modale auxiliare Forme compuse (perfecte, continui, pasive, modale + infinitiv simplu) Be, have i do Vorbirea indirect

Forme i funcii ale propoziiilor subordonate Subordonate subiective Subordonate relative Subordonate adverbiale Fraza Forma Fraze simple Fraze compuse Fraze complexe Tipuri de propoziii Declarative Interogative Imperative Funcii ale tipurilor de propoziii Propoziii afirmative Afirmative emfatice Negative ntrebri deschise ntrebri WhPropoziii imperative

Lucrarea nr. 1: Citit Timp acordat 45 minute Formatul lucrrii Aceast lucrare conine 4 pri Numr de ntrebri 20 de ntrebri, 5 pentru fiecare parte Tipuri de subiecte Exerciii de gsire a corespondentului, teste gril, completarea spaiilor goale, ntrebri cu rspuns scurt, transfer de informaii. Obiectivul testului Fiecare subiect acoper una din sub-abilitile de citire urmtoare: Citirea pentru gsirea de anumite informaii, Citirea pentru nelegerea ideii generale, Citirea pentru nelegerea ideilor principale, Citirea pentru identificarea elementelor de vocabular. Teme Dou texte sunt de englez general, celelalte dou sunt legate de terminologia de specialitate a postului.
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Surse ntiinri autentice i adaptate dup cele reale, ziare i reviste, brouri i pliante, manuale, site-uri web. Punctaj Fiecare din cele 20 de ntrebri se noteaz cu un punct. Pentru absolvirea testului, cel puin 15 ntrebri (75%) trebuie s aib rspunsul corect. Model lucrarea 1 vezi varianta n limba englez Lucrarea nr. 2: Ascultat Timp acordat 30 minute Formatul lucrrii Aceast lucrare conine 4 pri. Numr de ntrebri 20 de ntrebri, 5 pentru fiecare parte Tipuri de subiecte Exerciii de gsire a corespondentului, teste gril, completarea spaiilor goale, ntrebri cu rspuns scurt, transfer de informaii. Obiectivul testului Fiecare subiect acoper una din sub-abilitile de ascultare urmtoare: Ascultarea pentru gsirea de informaii, Ascultarea pentru nelegerea ideii generale, Ascultarea pentru nelegerea ideilor principale, Ascultarea pentru identificarea elementelor de vocabular. Teme Dou texte sunt de englez general, celelalte dou sunt legate de terminologia de specialitate a postului. Surse ntiinri autentice i adaptate dup cele reale, tiri radio, conversaii. Punctaj Fiecare din cele 20 de ntrebri se noteaz cu un punct. Pentru absolvirea testului cel puin 15 ntrebri (75%) trebuie s aib rspunsul corect. Model lucrarea 2 vezi varianta n limba englez Lucrarea nr. 3: Scris Formatul lucrrii Aceast lucrare conine 2 pri. Timp acordat 1 or
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Tipuri de subiecte Scrisori (personale, oficiale simple, de afaceri/legate de ndatoririle de serviciu), comunicri, mesaje, formulare (de completat) legate de ndatoririle de serviciu, emailuri oficiale i personale, circulare, memorii, faxuri, rapoarte scurte, eseuri scurte, simple, CV-uri, declaraii, ntiinri/fluturai. Teme Un text este de englez general, cellalt este legat de terminologia de specialitate a postului. Punctaj Amndou subiectele trebuie terminate. Fiecare subiect este punctat separat, conform scrii de evaluare: realizarea subiectului, coeren/coeziune, gramatic i vocabular, conform scrii de evaluare pentru nivel B1. Toate criteriile trebuie ndeplinite pentru fiecare subiect pentru obinerea unei note de trecere. Model lucrarea 3 vezi varianta n limba englez Lucrarea nr. 4: Vorbit Timp acordat 12 minute pentru fiecare pereche de candidai Formatul lucrrii Aceast lucrare conine 4 pri. Formatul standard presupune 2 candidai i 2 examinatori. Un examinator va fi i evaluator i interlocutor i va conduce comunicarea interactiv prin punerea de ntrebri i stabilirea de sarcini. Cellalt examinator va fi evaluator i nu va interveni n comunicare. Tipuri de sarcini Schimburi conversaionale scurte cu examinatorul; o sarcin de colaborare care s i implice pe amndoi candidaii; un monolog scurt de un minut i o discuie de urmare. Punctaj Candidaii sunt evaluai n urma performanelor pe tot parcursul testului, conform scrii de evaluare. Evaluarea este fcut de ctre evaluator. Interlocutorul doar va conduce interviul. Timp, tip de sarcini i format 1. Fiecare candidat interacioneaz cu interlocutorul. Interlocutorul pune ntrebri candidailor pe rnd, folosind ntrebri standardizate. Se urmrete oferirea de informaii personale sau legate de locul de munc. Candidaii rspund la ntrebri despre situaii prezente, experiene trecute i planuri de viitor. 3 minute 2. Situaie simulat. Candidaii interacioneaz ntre ei. Se dau candidailor stimuli vizuali pentru a ajuta la discuie. Interlocutorul stabilete activitatea folosind instruciuni standardizate. Se cere folosirea limbajului funcional de a face i de a rspunde la sugestii, discuta alternative, a face recomandri i a negocia acordul. 3 minute
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3. Monolog Se d fiecrui candidat cte o fotografie color pe rnd i li se cere acestora s vorbeasc despre ea timp de pn la un minut. Amndou fotografiile se refer la aceeai tem (vezi fotografiile de la pg. 26). Descrierea de fotografii i stpnirea discursului, folosirea vocabularului adecvat, pentru o perioad mai lung de timp. 3 minute 4. Conversaie pe teme generale. Candidaii interacioneaz. Tema conversaiei dezvolt tema stabilit n Partea a 3-a. Interlocutorul stabilete activitatea folosind instruciuni standard. Candidaii converseaz despre opiniile proprii, preferine/antipatii, experiene, obiceiuri etc. 2 minute Model lucrarea 4 vezi varianta n limba englez.

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