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Questions 21-25

First look at questions 21 to 25.

Write NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS or A NUMBER for each answer.

21) How many essays do the students have to write? ..............
22) What percentage does the written exam account for? ..............
23) How many marks did Carl get for his latest essay? ..............
24) How many marks did Pamela get for her latest essay? .............
25) When was the marking system explained before? .............

Questions 26-30

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Transport Carl Pamela
Research Very good, lots of 26) .................... examples Very good
Sources Very sound Very good
Organization Very good 29) ....................
Writing style 27) .................... Slightly too informal in some places
Previous essay Disappointing, but rewrite 28) .................... 30) ....................
  • DR WOODHAM
    So, Pamela, here's your essay. And Carl, you've already got yours back. Anything you want to ask or any comments?
    CARL
    Can you just go over again for us how the marks for our essays go towards our final grade?

    DR WOODHAM
    Well, mmm, over the year you are meant to write five main essaysQ21 for this course.
    CARL
    Yes.

    DR WOODHAM
    And each essay's marked out of 20, which gives you a total of 100 marks.
    CARL
    Yes?

    DR WOODHAM
    This course work makes up 50% of your marksQ22 for the year, with the other 50% coming from the written exam.
    CARL
    Right. So the five essays contribute to 50% of our final grade for the year.

    DR WOODHAM
    Yes.
    CARL
    You gave me 18 out of 20Q23 for this essay, which gives me a total of 9% towards my final grade for the year.

    DR WOODHAM
    Mmm, and ...
    PAMELA
    And with 14 for this oneQ24, I've got 7%.

    DR WOODHAM
    Yes, Pamela. Does that clarify it?
    PAMELA
    Yes.
    CARL
    Mmm. Yes.

    PAMELA
    We did have it explained to us at the beginning of the course.

    CARL
    When?
    PAMELA
    In the first tutorial.Q25

    DR WOODHAM
    Okay. I think we had better move on now. About your last essay, have either of you any questions or comments?

    CARL
    You gave me 18 for this paper. What was the big difference between this piece and the previous one? I actually thought the first one was better!

    DR WOODHAM
    Well, there was quite a marked difference.
    CARL
    Really?

    DR WOODHAM
    Yes. It looked as if you had actually done quite a bit of research. You had quite a lot of relevant examplesQ26, especially on the historical side. You even found some information that I was not even aware of! Your sources were also very sound. And on top of that, your answer was very well organized indeed and the writing style was very elegantQ27.
    CARL
    Oh. Thank you very much!

    DR WOODHAM
    I must say that it was the best piece of writing for a paper that we've seen for quite some time.
    CARL
    I have to say, though, it took me a very long time to put it together.

    PAMELA
    How long?

    CARL
    At least two weeks.

    DR WOODHAM
    But it was well worth it.
    CARL
    Can I just ask you if it is possible to rewrite the first essay of the term? It's really brought my average down.

    DR WOODHAM
    I'm sorry, but it's impossibleQ28.
    CARL
    Is there no way to do it?

    DR WOODHAM
    I'm afraid not.
    CARL
    Okay. Right. I'll just have to try to do better than average on the others.
    DR WOODHAM
    And Pamela?

    PAMELA
    Well, to be honest, on the whole I am happy with my marks.

    DR WOODHAM
    Again, your research was very good. And you gave quite a long list of source material, which was very good.

    PAMELA
    I spent quite a lot of time on this essay, more than the others.

    DR WOODHAM
    Well, again, it shows.

    PAMELA
    What about the organization? I was a bit worried about that.

    DR WOODHAM
    Your organization, I have to say, was excellentQ29.

    PAMELA
    Oh!

    DR WOODHAM
    But as regards your style ...

    PAMELA
    Yes?

    DR WOODHAM
    It is slightly too informal here and there. I think you need to tighten this up a little.

    PAMELA
    Mmm, okay. I only wish I'd put a bit more effort into the first one as well now. But I would like to know how I can get my marks up even higher. What do I have to do, specifically?

    DR WOODHAM
    Well, your work could do with being more thoroughly checked. You have quite a few spelling mistakes.

    PAMELA
    Yes, I know. If it's anything, I think it's the computer.

    DR WOODHAM
    Mhmmm?

    PAMELA
    Well, I am not very good at typing, two fingers really, and when I finish something like this I find it difficult, even depressing, to go over it carefully again.

    DR WOODHAM
    But it's affecting your marks.

    PAMELA
    Mmmmm.

    DR WOODHAM
    Your previous essay was much betterQ30 than this one. Sometimes, it's difficult to follow what's being said because of the frequency of mistakes. A couple of years ago the university authorities would have been more lenient. But now they are very hot on presentation and have been coming down heavily on things like grammar and spelling.

    PAMELA
    Mmmmm.

    DR WOODHAM
    In fact, I am obliged to deduct marks from every piece of work which is not handed in fairly free of mistakes.

  • Questions 21-25

    First look at questions 21 to 25.

    Write NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS or A NUMBER for each answer.

    21) How many essays do the students have to write? ......five/5........
    22) What percentage does the written exam account for? .......50%/50 per cent........
    23) How many marks did Carl get for his latest essay? .......eighteen/18.......
    24) How many marks did Pamela get for her latest essay? .......fourteen/14......
    25) When was the marking system explained before? ......in the first tutorial.......

    Questions 26-30

    Complete the table below.

    Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

    Transport Carl Pamela
    Research Very good, lots of 26) ......relevant...... examples Very good
    Sources Very sound Very good
    Organization Very good 29) ......excellent.....
    Writing style 27) .......(very) elegant...... Slightly too informal in some places
    Previous essay Disappointing, but rewrite 28) ......not possible / impossible..... 30) .......much better.......

Section 3:

You are going to listen to a conversation between two students and a tutor. They are talking about essays.

All the recordings will be played once only.

The test is in 4 Sections. At the end of the test you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answer sheet.