Hindi 2003 PUBLIC EXAMINATION. Continuers Level. Section 1: Listening and Responding (30 marks)

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1 Student/Registration Number Centre Number 2003 PUBLIC EXAMINATION Hindi Continuers Level Tuesday 21 October: 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Reading Time: 10 minutes Working Time: 2 hours and 50 minutes You have 10 minutes to read all the papers and to familiarise yourself with the requirements of the questions. You may not write during this time. Monolingual and/or bilingual printed dictionaries may be used. Section 1: Listening and Responding (30 marks) Instructions to Students 1. Allow approximately 50 minutes for Section Write all your answers to the questions in Section 1 in this booklet in blue or black ink or ball-point pen. Space is provided for you to make notes. 3. You must answer ALL questions in Part A and Part B. 4. Answer Part A in ENGLISH and Part B in HINDI. 5. Write your student/registration number and the centre number (if required) on the front cover of this booklet. 6. All question booklets will be collected at the end of the examination. This examination is used for the HSC (New South Wales), the NTCE (Northern Territory), the SACE (South Australia), the TCE (Tasmania), the VCE (Victoria), and the WACE (Western Australia). Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority 2003

2 Part A (Questions 1 3) (20 marks) When judging performance in this part, the examiner(s) will take into account the extent to which the student demonstrates the capacity to: understand general and specific aspects of texts by identifying and analysing information and convey the information accurately and appropriately. You will hear THREE texts. Each text will be played twice. There will be a short break between the first and second playings in which you may make notes. Listen carefully to each text and then answer the questions in ENGLISH. Marks Text 1 1. (a) Discuss the changes that have occurred in the dowry system in recent 2 times. You may make notes in this space. (b) What can you say about the attitude of the speaker towards the dowry system? Give two examples to support your answer. 2 Text 2 2. (a) Mr Chaddha s role is a 1 (A) film critic (B) film actor (C) film financier (D) film maker (b) Explain why Pahli Kiran is Mr Chaddha s favourite film. 2 (c) From the tone of the interview, what can you say about the attitude of Kamala, the interviewer, towards artistic films? 2 2

3 (d) Explain the meaning of the Hindi idiom Bhoot Savar hona used in this text. Marks 1 You may make notes in this space. (e) Describe what Mr Chaddha s films, Pahli Kiran and Bhullakkar, have in common. 2 Text 3 3. (a) What makes Kabaddi a unique game? 2 (b) What can you say about the interviewer s attitude to Kabaddi? 2 (c) What supports the view that Kabaddi is recognised outside India? 2 (d) What was significant about the 1955 Kabaddi game in Calcutta? 2 3 PLEASE TURN OVER

4 Part B (Questions 4 5) (10 marks) When judging performance in this part, the examiner(s) will take into account the extent to which the student demonstrates the capacity to: understand general and specific aspects of texts by identifying and analysing information; convey the information accurately and appropriately. You will hear TWO texts, one relating to Question 4 and one relating to Question 5. Each text will be played twice. There will be a short break between the first and second playings in which you may make notes. Listen carefully to each text and then answer the questions in HINDI. Marks Text 4 4. (a) Summarise the main issues discussed by Shyama and Sharad in 4 relation to the exploitation of land. You may make notes in this space. (b) Explain and illustrate the meaning of the Hindi phrase Boond-boond se hi ghat bharta hai used by Sharad. 2 4

5 Text 5 5. (a) What was the attitude of the Indian Railways towards the passengers? Give two examples to support your answer. Marks 2 You may make notes in this space. (b) Why did the Indian Railways have to compensate passengers for the long delay? 1 (c) Where will Shatabdi Express make a stopover? 1 End of Section 1 5

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9 Student/Registration Number Centre Number 2003 PUBLIC EXAMINATION Hindi Continuers Level Section 2: Reading and Responding (30 marks) Instructions to Students 1. Allow approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes for Section Write all your answers to the questions in Section 2 in this booklet in blue or black ink or ball-point pen. 3. You must answer ALL questions in Part A and Part B. 4. Answer Part A in ENGLISH and Part B in HINDI. 5. Write your student/registration number and the centre number (if required) on the front cover of this booklet. 6. All question booklets will be collected at the end of the examination. This examination is used for the HSC (New South Wales), the NTCE (Northern Territory), the SACE (South Australia), the TCE (Tasmania), the VCE (Victoria), and the WACE (Western Australia). Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority 2003

10 Part A (Questions 6 7) (20 marks) When judging performance in this part, the examiner(s) will take into account the extent to which the student demonstrates the capacity to: understand general and/or specific aspects of texts, by, for example, comparing, contrasting, summarising, or evaluating, and convey the information accurately and appropriately. 6. Read the text and then answer in ENGLISH the questions that follow. 2

11 QUESTIONS (a) With evidence from the text, indicate reasons why the Physics Department at the University of Calcutta was keen to employ 29-year-old Chandrashekhar Venkat Raman. Marks 3 (b) What childhood passions set the pattern for Dr Raman s later university research? 2 (c) What international acclaim did Dr Raman receive? 4 (d) Explain the meaning and significance of the title awarded by the Indian Government to Dr Raman. 1 3 PLEASE TURN OVER

12 7. Read the text and then answer in ENGLISH the questions that follow. 4

13 QUESTIONS (a) What problems will Kalpana face in finding employment in Australia? 2 (b) What job could Kalpana hope to obtain with her knowledge of Hindi? 1 Marks (c) According to this text, how do migrants contribute to Australia s prosperity? 2 (d) With reference to the text, summarise Kalpana s positive and mixed or negative feelings towards settlement in Australia. 5 Positive feelings Mixed or negative feelings 5 PLEASE TURN OVER

14 Part B (Question 8) (10 marks) When judging performance in this part, the examiner(s) will take into account the extent to which the student demonstrates the capacity to: understand general and specific aspects of a text by identifying, analysing, and responding to information; convey information coherently (structure, sequence, accuracy and variety of vocabulary and sentence structure) and appropriately (relevance, use of conventions of the text type). 8. Read the text and then answer the question in HINDI on page 7. QUESTION In response to the above advertisement, write a word letter of application for the position of the Hindi Officer, addressing the selection criteria listed in the advertisement. 6

15 Do not remove this page from the question booklet. Student/Registration Number Hindi Continuers Level Centre Number Question 8 7 PLEASE TURN OVER

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17 Student/Registration Number Centre Number 2003 PUBLIC EXAMINATION Hindi Continuers Level Section 3: Writing in Hindi (15 marks) Instructions to Students 1. Allow approximately 45 minutes for Section Write your answer to a question from Section 3 in this booklet in blue or black ink or ball-point pen. Space is provided for you to make notes. 3. You must answer ONE question in HINDI. 4. Write your student/registration number and the centre number (if required) on the front cover of this booklet. 5. All question booklets will be collected at the end of the examination. This examination is used for the HSC (New South Wales), the NTCE (Northern Territory), the SACE (South Australia), the TCE (Tasmania), the VCE (Victoria), and the WACE (Western Australia). Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority 2003

18 Section 3 (Questions 9 12) (15 marks) When judging performance in this section, the examiner(s) will take into account the extent to which the student demonstrates: relevance and depth of treatment of ideas, information, or opinions; accuracy and range of vocabulary and sentence structures; the capacity to structure and sequence response and capacity to use conventions of the text type. Answer ONE question from this section in words in HINDI. 9. Write an imaginative article entitled Student life in 2030 for a competition being held at your school. 10. As a student leader, you are preparing a text for your speech to persuade fellow students to take part in a Clean Up Australia campaign. Write your speech. 11. Write a personal profile of a friend or relative for a magazine highlighting why you think he/she is so successful in life. 12. As a film critic, write a review for your local newspaper evaluating a Hindi video or film that you have seen recently. You may make notes in this space. 2

19 Question Number: 3 PLEASE TURN OVER

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