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Unformatted text preview: PO ON COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATION WONG SIU CHING SECONDARY SCHOOL E4 Second Term Examination (2004-2005) Date: 8 April, 2005 Setter: Danny Lam Put ALL the answers on the ANSWER SHEETS. I. Comprehension (15%) Time 8:30 — 9:40 a.m. N0. of pages: Question Paper -— 8; Answer sheet — 2 Read the following article and then answer questions 1-15. Choose the best answer for each question. 10 V) 'J! 40 Sky’s the Limit when Lighting Up Hong Kong’s skyline — a world-famous spectacle that wings its way around the globe on postcards and in picture books ~ seems to be in for a dramatic makeover with the arrival of changing “Vegas-style” neon lights. “We see the arrival of The Centre’, 99 Queen’s Road, with its beautiful changing lights, as a “green light’ for the same to happen to Hong Kong’s prominent waterfront neons and others around the SAR,” says Clement Kwan Kok—wa, head of Cathay Neon Lighting. “Kai Tak’s end and the appearance of the ‘The Centre’ signal the beginning ofa new era for neon lights, which previously had to conform to stringent aviation laws. A Vegas—style skyline or even dramatic neons like those in Japan are a real possibility now,” says Mr Kwan, whose company is responsible for the design and the installation of Hong Kong’s most famous neons on the waterfront. The Cheung Kong Holdings-owned Centre, with its alternating rainbow colors designed by an independent lighting consultant, is the first of its kind in Asia. lt paves the way for others in the SAR to follow with more innovative lighting, neon brokers say. Innovation aside, it is anyone’s guess whether pulsating lights will improve Hong Kong's appearance. Oscar Ho Hing-kay, exhibition director ofthe Hong Kong Arts Centre, sums up the concerns of many. “Nathan Road is already dazzling and our skyline’s quite enchanting," he says. “In moderation some flashing neons could add to the beauty of our city, but the problem is Hong Kong is not a city of moderation. Because of the competitiveness of this place, once one neon starts flashing they will all follow and this could result in visual pollution for the citizens who have to look at them each day." Director of architectural firm Foster and Partners, Winston Shu, also sounds a warning. “It all depends on how the flashing neons are done,” he says. “It could be an interesting addition to the skyline, but it could also be pretty ghastly and even disturbing for the people of Hong Kong if the whole thing is overdone." What may be causing further worry is the relative ease with which “The Centre” obtained permission for its Christmas tree-type show. “We obviously went through all the relevant 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 govemment channels to obtain the necessary go—ahead, but this was accomplished with no problems,” says Cathay Neon’s Mr Yuen. “This just goes to show that the powers-that-be have become very much more relaxed about neon lights now that Kai Tak has closed and they no longer pose a potential hazard to aircraft.“ Spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department (CAD), Vincent Kan, confirms this. “We have monitored the situation and have not found that ‘The Centre’ causes any adverse effects to pilots of aircraft or helicopters,” he says. “Any lighting that could affect planes must be studied by our department. As long as the lighting does not exceed the standard measurement of 200 candlelights then it is permissible.” However, what may be acceptable to the CAD may not be acceptable to the Marine or other departments. “If a company wants a Vegas~style flashing neon light that faces a busy road, for example, they would need approval from the Transport Department,” says Mr Kan. While the thought ofa neon-based cosmetic change may be alluring to some, the cost of such a makeover may be prohibitively high, especially during the economic downturn. But once the economy picks up, there will be no stopping companies from upgrading their neon lights, Henry Chung of Media Partners International says. “A rooftop that faces the waterfront is a highly prized venue for high-profile companies that want to put their name up in lights. Apart from the fact that the neons are as much a part of Hong Kong as Victoria Harbour, there is no other advertising quite like it. Millions of people in Hong Kong and around the world get to see your product every day and compared with the price of other far less spectacular advertising it is worth every cent. It also gives a company or a building tremendous face, is an ego statement, and buys prestige that no other advertising can accomplish in quite the same way." Star Ferry commuters, however, have mixed reactions about a giddy Hong Kong vista of blinking colours. “I like things thc way they are," says l-long Kong-born Albert Chan. “As far as I am concerned, everything changes in Hong Kong all the time and there is some comfort to be had from at least seeing familiar signs on our skyline." Others, however, think it would be “fun" to l. 6. 7. light up the city with pulsing lights, while Hong Kong Tourist Association spokesman Peter Randall says Hong Kong deserves even better. 110 “Hong Kong is such an innovative and modern 105 city that I wonder if flashing neons aren’t dated,” he says. “For all we know Hong Kong may come up with some new lighting technology, like A. B. C. D. A. B. C. D. A. B. C. D. A. B. C. D. A. B. C. D. A. B. C. D. A. B. C. D. skyline. postcards. picture books. “Vegas-style” neon lights. In paragraph 1, “green light” means. . green neon. pioneer. permission. starter. the closure of Kai Tak. spectacular Vegas-style neon lights. messages that appear on interesting backgrounds. The freedom to have changing lights is good for Hong Kong because it opens up another means of communication for advertisers. It also offers an exciting option for decoration at the Lunar New Year and Christmas.” According to paragraph 1, one of the world-famous spectacles is Hong Kong’s. . A Vegas-style skyline becomes possible in Hong Kong because of. . Hong Kong neon neon light designers’ innovative ideas. Cheung Kong Holdings-owned Centre’s appearance. citizens look at neon lights each day. A Vegas-style skyline may not improve Hong Kong’s appearance because. . a Vegas-style skyline is a kind of visual pollution. Hong Kong’s skyline is enchanting enough. there will be no limitation to the trend of following example. In line 38, “them” refers to. . the flashing neon lights. the buildings. the Hong Kong citizens. the companies. Flashing neons may still be a potential hazard even though Kai Tak is closed because... they are ghastly and disturbing to the people of Hong Kong. adverse effects to pilots of aircraft or helicopters are resulted. flashing neon lights may affect road or sea traffic. flashing neon lights exceed the standard measurement of 200 candlelights. In paragraph 5, “the powers-that-be” refers to... electric power. departments concerned. energy suppliers. persons-in-charge. 8. In line 74, “alluring” means. . A. attractive. B. understandable. C. worrying. D. unacceptable. 9. In line 85, “it” refers to. . A. Victoria Harbour. B. a highly prized venue. C. a rooftop that faces the waterfront. D. neon-light advertising. 10. According to Henry Chung, which of the following is NOT the reason why companies like to put their names up in lights? A. Neon-light advertising is cheaper. B. Neon—light advertising boosts ego. C. Other forms of advertising may not be so effective. D. Neon—light advertising is more spectacular. 11. After reading about Albert Chan, one feels that he. . A. will welcome the arrival of a Vegas—style skyline in Hong Kong. B. has no idea how Hong Kong should be changed. C. thinks affectionately about things in the past. D. hates the changes in Hong Kong. 12. In line 103, “Hong Kong deserves even better” means that. . A. the present neon lights in Hong Kong are outdated. B. Vegas-style flashing neons are not good enough for Hong Kong. C. Hong Kong should do its best to make improvement. D. Hong Kong should have lights that are more innovative than Vegas-style flashing neons. 13. The following are Peter Randall’s reasons for having more innovative lights in Hong Kong EXCEPT. . A. keeping in line with the latest lighting technology. B. reducing advertising costs. C. providing communication channels for advertisers. D. providing alternatives for decoration in festivals. 14. On the whole, the writer tends to. . A. admire Hong Kong’s skyline. B. oppose a Vegas-style skyline in Hong Kong. C. be neutral on the issue of flashing neon lights. D. explore the reason why waterfront lighting is an effective way of advertising. 15. Which of the following would be another suitable title for this newspaper article? A. A Flashing Pearl of the Orient. B. New Tourist Attraction. C. Vegas or Hong Kong? D. Farewell to Old Lights. 11. MC Cloze - Usage (15%) Decide which of the choices given would best complete the article below if instead in the blanks. Library Focuses on Young Adults The new Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay will 11) a young adults’ section to 12) for the needs of teenage readers. 13) of the $533 million Urban Council library will start (4) August and is expected (52 16) mid-1999. The lZ-storey library will be located at Moreton Terrace 17! Victoria Park. It will (81 two million items, including books and multi-media material. Michael Mak Kin-1am, chief librarian of the Urban Council Public Libraries, said the young adults section (9) the sixth floor would be able to 110) 111) to 35 users. “It will carry reference books and other material 112) to help students tackle exams and other study problems. “There will also be a 113) range of books covering other areas of interest such as computers and sports,” Mr. Mak said. “Besides books, young readers will have 114) CD-ROMs.” Mak said the Council felt that teenagers very often failed 115) what they needed in most libraries. “They are often 116) because the material they need can 117) be found in the adult section 118) the children’s section. “The new section will give them a chance to read what is suitable 119) them,” he explained. A library staff in the section will 120) reading material for young readers. (21) , 400 computers will be installed with more than 100 of them connected (22) the Internet. “We haven’t yet (23) details, and a decision on whether the Internet users will have to pay a 124) is still pending,” Mr. Mak said. The new library will also be 125) with five “self—charging” machines, which will allow young readers to borrow books without {26) from the library staff. “Users simply have to place the books they want to borrow inside the machine and the machine will take care of the 1272 . and other services. fix feature fetch build cater look after catch fulfill Erection Investment Construction Production at on by in to have completed have completed to be completed. A B C D A B C D A B C D A B C D A B C D. 6. A. in B for C since D by A near B next C nearly D nearby A include B buy C house D receive A at B in C on D with 10. A accommodate B accustom C adjust D accept will be completed. ll. 12. 13. 14. 15. l6. l7. l8. 19. 20. Dow>Ucw>uow>uow>bow>cow>cow>cow>cow>uow> due high need up designing designed to be designed being designed big Wide series consecutive access to relation with provided given find to find finding on finding frustrate frustrated frustrating to be frustrated either neither not only also or but nor instead of to for in with introduce recommend assist direct 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. “These machines are already 128) in some countries,” Mr. Mak said. Besides holding a seminar recently, Urban Council Libraries Committee chairman Kam Nai-wai said the committee would (29) a survey to find out the public’s 130) for library hours By the way However In addition Nevertheless with on by to finished completed worked out dealt with payment fare price fee installed placed introduced equipped consistence resistance insistence assistance books rest procedures requirements in use using developed invented do carry conduct perform intention attention preferences tendency 111. MC Cloze — Connectives (15%) Decide which of the choices given would best complete the article below if instead in the blanks. Eco-tours A lot of people have heard about eco-tours 11) not many people have been on one. 12) the members of the Nature Club are interested in nature and the environment, a group of club members are planning to go on an eco-tour next summer holiday. None of us have been to Malaysia before 13) we have decided to go there. 14) none of us have been there, we know a lot about Malaysia from books. We know that some animals are becoming endangered 15) farming and logging. Every year, thousands of animals die 16) people cut down the trees that provide the animals with food 17) places to live. 18) we want to help protect the environment, we are going to stay and work in a protection centre in the rainforest, which should be fascinating. 19) , we have heard that it will also be hard work. 1 10) we will be working for most of the time, we will 111 ) be doing some of the things that other tourists do, such as hiking, climbing and swimming. Our group is looking forward to being able to walk in the rainforest. 1 12) , we will not damage it in the way that some people do 113) we know how important it is to protect the environment. 1 14) , we will be holding some fund-raising events next term to raise money for the trip. Please support these events 115) we need all the help we can get. A but 6. A. because of 11. A also B since B. furthermore B besides C also C. because C however A And 7. A. and 12. A Because B Since B. but B Nevertheless C Finally C. so C But A. besides 8. A. Also 13. A. as B. but B. As B. because of C so C. Besides C also A Moreover 9. A. But 14. A Finally B Although B. Nonetheless B Nevertheless C However C. However C Nonetheless A because of 10. A. Although 15. A because of B because B. Moreover B because C also C. Furthermore C also IV. Parts of Speech (15%) Fill in the blanks with the correct parts of speech for the words given in brackets. In some cases, 1911 may have to add a prefix to make the word opposite in meaning. The first one has been given to you as an example. 1. It’s unbelievable that so many people should have been killed so quickly. (believe) I’m becoming more and more nowadays. (forget) Why are you still so angry? Has he done something ? (forgive) You will learn to be more if you study abroad. (depend) Let’s the guest list for the Christmas party. (final) Don’t be so . You should know the world is not like that. (ideal) It was never my to hurt her feelings. (intend) The quality control department’s job is to ensure that no products reach the customers. (perfection) 9. We can watch the Olympic Games at home by broadcast, thanks to modern technology. (live) 10. You must ask for before you enter the staff room. (permit) 11. I’m afraid his suggestion is not very because we don’t have enough funds. (practice) 12. He was from the whole examination for cheating. (qualify) 13. We should be and buy a flat that we can afford with our small income. (real) 14. He is leaving for Canada and asks the teacher to write him a . (recommend) 15. She seems to be making a fast from the illness. (recover) 16. I’m fed up with his behaviour. (responsibility) V. Open Cloze (15%) Fill in each blank in the passage with ONE word only which best completes the meaning. Water Polo Water polo is one of the oldest Olympic team sports and is a combination (1) football, basketball, rugby (2) swimming. Over the past century, this fast—moving game has evolved (3) a water version of football. The standard-sized play area is 30 metres (4) 20 metres, with a depth of two metres. There are 13 players on a team, with seven from each side including the goalkeeper in the water at one time. The game (5) four seven minute quarters and the offensive team has 35 seconds in which to (6) at the goal. Goals are scored when the ball passes between the goal posts, often (7) speeds of up to 80km/h. Water polo is fast-paced, with play only stopping for a dead ball. For example, the game keeps moving even when someone is sent off for a (8) or a player is being substituted. (9) you have ever watched a game of water polo, you will have noticed the players all appear to be standing upright in the pool. In fact, they are swimming. To do this requires very strong leg movements, which is (10) difficult when trying to catch or throw a ball at the same time. Consequently, people have to be very (11) swimmers to (12) this part. Water polo not only demands physical strength, it (13) requires a powerful team strategy. Players cannot rely (14) the fancy footwork used in sports (15) as football and basketball. VI. Phrasal Verbs (10%) Fill in the blanks with the suitable phrasal verbs. You have to think of the proper prepositions to go with the verbs given in brackets. Make sure the tenses are correctly used. The first one as been given to you as an example. She passed out (pass) when she saw the blood. My parents divorced when I was still a child. I was therefore (bring) by my grandmother. He is falling behind the class but he has no intention of (catch) with his classmates. 4. (cheer) ! Things will turn out to be fine. 5. Can you just (cut) it for a second? I’m all fed up with your nonsense. 6. The police are (look) his disappearance but so far they do not have many clues in hand. 7. He (make) an excuse to explain why he cheated in the test. I can’t (put) with her anymore. I think we need to talk. 9. Since it is such a big decision, could you give me some time to (think) it ? I’ll tell you my decision tomorrow. 10. It’s better if you could (wrap) the present before you send her. 11. Don’t (give) so easily. We still have plenty of chances. VII. Proofreading (15%) The passage (please refer to the answer sheet) needs to be corrected as there are a number of mistakes in it. There is either one or no mistake in every line. Do not make any unnecessary changes or changes to punctuation. Corrections must be done as follows: Missing word: mark the position of the missing word with a ‘ /\ ‘ and write the missing word in the blank provided on the right. Extra word: delete the extra word with a ‘ X ‘ and write the word in the blank provided on the right. Wrong word: underline the wrong word and write the correct word in the blank provided on the right. ~ END OF PAPER ~ PO ON COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATION WONG SIU CHING SECONDARY SCHOOL E4 Second Term Examination (2004-2005) Answer Sheet Date: 8 April, 2005 Time: 8:30 — 9:40 a.m. Name: ( ) Class: Marks: Comprehension (15%) 5 112111 11 MC Cloze - Usage (15%) ) 2 l 3 4 5 [— 6 l 7 8 9 10 7 l l l l 11 l 12 13 14 l 15 16 17 l 18 19 l 20 l 21 l 22 ‘ 23 N 24 25 _‘ 26 27 28 29 30 4 1 l J L J L 111 MC Cloze - Connectives (15%) 1 2 3[4“5r6.7'8+—9j10+11"12'13"14‘15 IV. Parts of Speech (15%) 1 e.g. unbelievable I? 3 I: 5 6 7 8 _1 l— L 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 V. Open Cloze (15%) 1 2 3 4 5 [—6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 VI. Phrasal Verbs (10%) 1 e.g. passed out 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 VII. Proofreading (15%) Make changes according to the instructions given in the question paper. 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