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First look at questions 11 to 14.

Circle FOUR letters A-H.

Which FOUR planned developments are mentioned?

A. a village town hall
B. a leisure centre
C. a play area for children
D. a hospital
E. an industrial development
F. extra houses
G. a steel works
H. a motorway

Questions 15-18

Tick Column A if the individual is in favour of the proposals.

Tick Column B if the individual is against the proposals.

A B
Example: The local farmer
15) The Mayor
16) The conservation group spokesman
17) The local MP
18) The local shopkeeper

Questions 19 and 20

Circle the correct Letter A-D.

19) Upton is
A close to Tartlesbury.
B far from Tartlesbury.
C connected by rail to Tartlesbury.
D a town with a university.
20) The College has
A never had a 100% success rate.
B had a 100% success rate this year.
C always been very successful.
D never been successful.
  • Questions 11-14

    And now for our main headlines on Southern Local News for today. First of all, the report relating to the proposed motorwayQ11 and other developments around the village of Tartlesbury was published this morning. And, as has been expected, it has created quite a lot of interest. The new motorway will pass along the north side of the village, crossing the River Teeme less than half a kilometre from the well-known beauty spot, Streeve Ford, to the north-east of the village. The motorway will cut the village off from the Ford, where many children play.

    But that is not the end of it. There are also plans to build a thousand housesQ12 on farmland west of the village. And on top of that there are proposals to build an industrialQ13 estate for new technology companies on the site of the old steel works on the edge of the villageQ14. A new centre with a swimming pool and a very wide range of sports facilities, and a large supermarket with other shops are also planned next to the housing estate.

    Questions 15-18

    Mr Jones, a local farmer we spoke to early today, is strongly against the plans. But the local council is pushing for them to be adopted in full. They say that new housing is needed in the area and that it is an opportunity to take advantage of government grants for setting up new technology developments. The Mayor, Mr Funn, says: 'We must make every effort to do our part for the economy of the country and for the local peopleQ15. This is a golden opportunity to put Tartlesbury on the map.'

    Reactions to Mr Funn's comments have been quick to come. Surprisingly, when we contacted the spokesman of the local conservation group, he was very much for the planned developmentsQ16. But not all the local groups support the scheme. And, unlike the Mayor, the local MP Mrs Wright is very much against the planned developmentsQ17.

    Mr Khan, a local shopkeeper, had this to say: 'People are absolutely horrified at what is being proposed here. This is just a chance for some people to make money quicklyQ18. But I can assure you that if they think that local people are going to be a walkover, they have another think coming. Of course, we welcome the jobs that the new technology park will bring, but we feel that the large increase in housing and the proposed motorway will destroy the character of the area.'

    I think this is a debate that is going to run on for quite some time and we here on Local News will keep you informed.

    Questions 19-20

    And now for something quite different. This year's exam results have just come out and there are a lot of happy faces out there. It would seem that the number of young people going on to university from the local College in Upton, which is not far from TartlesburyQ19, has increased by 25% this year. All those who have applied to go to university or into teacher-training colleges have found places. This is the first time that there has been a 100% success rate at the CollegeQ20. We spoke earlier to the Principal of the College, who said she was very proud of all those who had achieved their aims and she wished them every success in the future.

    There will be another news bulletin at 11 p.m. and for now it's back to more music from around the world.

  • First look at questions 11 to 14.

    Circle FOUR letters A-H.

    Which FOUR planned developments are mentioned?

    A. a village town hall
    B. a leisure centre
    C. a play area for children
    D. a hospital
    E. an industrial development
    F. extra houses
    G. a steel works
    H. a motorway

    Questions 15-18

    Tick Column A if the individual is in favour of the proposals.

    Tick Column B if the individual is against the proposals.

    A B
    Example: The local farmer
    15) The Mayor
    16) The conservation group spokesman
    17) The local MP
    18) The local shopkeeper

    Questions 19 and 20

    Circle the correct Letter A-D.

    19) Upton is
    A close to Tartlesbury.✔
    B far from Tartlesbury.
    C connected by rail to Tartlesbury.
    D a town with a university.
    20) The College has
    A never had a 100% success rate.
    B had a 100% success rate this year.✔
    C always been very successful.
    D never been successful.

Section 2:

You are going to hear a news broadcast about proposed developments in a local area, and about a local college.