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SECTION 1 : Questions 1-10
SECTION 1 Questions 1-10 
Questions 1-5
Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Public Speaking Course
Course ACourse B Course C
FeaturesSmall group size
Max. people
Informal situations e.g.
internal meetings
Presentations
More formal settings
Larger group sizes
People who visit
High level meetings
Formal situations
Conference presentations
Large meetings
International situations Speaking to people from
other 
Price£456

Questions 6-10
Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/OR A LETTER for each answer.

Man's Notes

Best course for me:

        - Probably 

Includes:
        - Understanding your audience

        - what you want to say

        - Holding people's attention

        - Speaking with and clarity

        - Using visual aids

        - Q & A sessions

Contact

        - Penny 



SECTION 2 : Questions 11-20
SECTION 2 Questions 11-20 
Questions 11-13
Choose THREE letters A - F.

Effective Communication
Which of the following reasons for communication does the speaker mention?

A to negotiate with other people 
B to influence someone 
C to get to know people 
D to make a complaint about something 
E for teaching or training purposes 
F to tell people how we're feeling








Questions 14-16
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Notes
- The meaning of any message is what is understood by

- Miscommunication can happen when people understand words, word connotation or
differently

- Non-communicative factors are also important, for example if the speaker is:

• Respected highly
• Liked a lot

Questions 17-20
Choose A, B or C.

According to the speaker, 'active listening' involves
stopping the speaker frequently to check you understand.
being calm while you listen.
keeping strong eye-contact at all times.

According to the speaker, 'active listening'
can reduce the level of stress in a communication.
takes longer but is worth it.
helps to build relationships in the group

According to the speaker, to talk clearly you need to 
use words which are easily understood.
watch, and listen, to other people.
use the minimum number of words.

According to the speaker, to communicate effectively 
you need to share your feelings with others.
you need to hide your feelings from others.
you need to decide what is important. 





SECTION 3 : Questions 21 - 30
SECTION 3 Questions 21 - 30 
Questions 21 - 26
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

The Language lab
The resources for Italian are in two sections: beginner - and intermediate to upper intermediate.

Many level students find both sections of interest. The listening worksheets and audio files have the same . The listening lab resources are outside the lab in order to reduce  levels. It is not possible to take  out of the lab. Graded readers must be returned every .


Questions 27 - 30
Choose FOUR letter, A - H.

Which FOUR topics does the teacher say are included in the workshop?

A A schedule for self-study 
B Linking self study with your course book 
C The students aims 
D Studying with other students 
E Common mistakes people make 
F The design of the language lab materials 
G A chance to meet other students 
H The importance of taking breaks










SECTION 4 : Questions 31 - 40
SECTION 4 Questions 31 - 40
Questions 31 - 35
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Brief History of English 
Notes

Definition of Grammar
A set of rules for the  of a language
This highlights the importance of the 

Establishing a Language
1. Language became stable because the storytellers were
2. Formal grammar comes

Significant History
401 - 500 AD: Angles and Saxons in Britain - foundations of modern English Turing point in 1066
- William of Normandy scored a  over Harold Godwinson

Questions 36 - 40
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Brief History of English - Significant Dates
1268Robert of Gloucester: children should learn  in their cradle
Mathew of Westminister: people unable to speak English were 'vile and contemptible'
1292Edward 1st-educated men needed French and English
1362Parliament opened in English, not French. English became the official language in 
1343-1400Geoffrey Chaucer: the' of Modern English' Stories in English of the , not the 'official' English


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