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1 1 Holy Family Canossian College Second Term Test Form 1 English Time allowed: 40 mins Full marks: 70 Instructions: 1. Read all the questions carefully and write your answers CLEARLY on the answer sheets. 2. Attempt all sections.

2 2 Part I: Reading Comprehension (30 marks) Study the following passage and complete Sections A to D. ELDERLY EAGER TO SURF 1. The Hong Kong Council of Social Service pointed out the lack of support available for older people who want to acquire computer skills. According to the results of the study carried out by the organization, six out of ten elderly people want to learn how to use computers but only twenty-two per cent have logged on in the past six months. 2. Of 2,379 people aged 60 and above, about 60 per cent said they wanted to use computers. More than 70 per cent believed computers could help them keep in touch with society and also help them understand the world better. More than 40 per cent said learning computers would make it easier for them to talk with their children. 3. But despite their wish, only 22 per cent of elderly people had used computers in the past 6 months. Half of them said the use of English was the biggest problem for them. More than 40 per cent found them too complicated to operate. About one-third said they had no computers at home and could not afford to buy one. 4. Many elderly people want to learn computer skills but have not enough support. In some cases, they are even told by their children or grandchildren not to touch the computer at home, said the council director Hui Yin-fat. Family support is essential and young people should support their elderly relatives and help them to learn. 5. Mr. Hui also urged the Government to provide free software and cheaper hardware for the elderly. 6. Ho Chong, 71, a retired teacher, said he spent on average 2 hours a day surfing the Internet. I don t want to lag behind the rest of the society. Now I can my children and read newspaper online. It s very convenient. Section A (15 marks) Based on the passage, answer the following questions in complete sentences. 1. According to the article, give two reasons why elderly people wanted to use computers. (4 marks) 2. In using computers, what was the biggest problem for most elderly people? (2 marks) 3. Why didn t some of the elderly people have a computer at home? (2 marks) 4. According to paragraph 4, why can t elderly people learn computer skills? (2 marks) 5. Does Mr. Chong work? On average, how long does he spend surfing the Internet each week? (3 marks) 6. In using the computer, how does Mr. Chong keep in touch with society? (2 marks)

3 3 Section B (6 marks) Find words in the passage that have these meanings. 1. learn; develop (paragraph 1) 2. a desire for something; something you really want to do (paragraph 3) 3. use; how something works (paragraph 3) 4. very difficult to understand (paragraph 3) 5. important; necessary (paragraph 4) 6. not working anymore because one is too old to work (paragraph 6) Section C (5 marks) Fill in each blank with a suitable word from the passage. The paragraphs from which the words are found are given in brackets. 1. In Chinese New Year, I went to visit my in China. I have altogether 3 uncles and 5 cousins there. (paragraph 3-4) 2. My friend has bought a new mobile phone. But I can t to buy the same model because it is very expensive. (paragraph 2-3) 3. It is for us to revise our work everyday if we want to get high marks in our test. (paragraph 3-4) 4. This sum is very difficult to do. It is very. (paragraph 2-3) 5. My floppy disk is an example of. (paragraph 5-6) Section D (4 marks) Make a note of what these underlined words refer to in the passage. 1. could help them keep in touch with. (paragraph 2) per cent found them too complicated to (paragraph 3) 3. could not afford to buy one. (paragraph 3) 4. even told by their children or grandchildren (paragraph 4) Part II: Usage (40 marks) Section E (5 marks) Elaine and Terry are sitting on sunbeds by a hotel swimming pool in Hong Kong Fill in the blanks with this, that, these or those. Emily: (1) hotel s good, isn t it? Terry: Yes, it is. And (2) sunbeds are very comfortable. Have you stayed in (3) hotel before? Emily: No, my sister and I came to Hong Kong last year, but we stayed in one of (4) hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui Terry: Where s your room? Emily: It s on the top floor of (5) block over there. Terry: One of (6) rooms with the balconies? Emily: Yes, (7) room over there? Terry: What are you doing (8) evening? Emily: I m going to a restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui. It s near (9) clock tower over there. Would you like to join me? Terry: I would love to, but since (10) is my first night in Hong Kong, I ll eat at the hotel as I am a bit tired from my journey. Section F (5 marks) Fill in each blank with an appropriate preposition. Put an X if no preposition is needed. Last week (1) my way to school, something strange happened. I left my house (2) 7 o clock as usual. I saw a girl (3) the lift who asked me which school I studied (4). Anyway, I took the MTR and when I was (5) the train, I decided to read the Metro Newspaper. There was an article (6) the paper about a teenage girl who had been missing for 2 days. After a few minutes, I got off the train and took a taxi because my bags were very heavy. When I arrived (7) school, I went to the office to give my mobile phone. There I

4 4 saw a student card (8) a table near the door and the student (9) the photograph was that of the girl I had met earlier (10) the morning. I was told that the student had been missing for two days. Section G (12 marks) Fill in the blanks with the correct tenses of the given verbs. Kelly (1) (be) a very bright student and she never (2) (miss) school. But she (3) (not come) to school since Tuesday. It is because she (4) (break) her arm in a road accident the day before. When she (5) (leave) school that day, she (6) (be) with a friend. They (7) (cross) the road when a bicycle (8) (hit) Kelly. Her friend immediately (9) (take) her to hospital by taxi. She (10) (be) there for 5 days already. I (11) (go) to visit her today and she (12) (feel) much better now. Section H (10 marks) Fill in the blanks with the following modal verbs. These words can be used more than once. can can t could couldn t may might must had to 1. I bought this CD player from China last week, but I (a) read the instructions as they are in Chinese. (b) you please read it and tell me how to use this player? 2. You look very pale. You (c) see the doctor. 3. It s very cloudy. It (d) rain today. 4. We (e) not speak in Cantonese in our English lessons. 5. Oops, I forgot to bring my pencil case. (f) I get one from my school bag? 6. Tina: What have you done to your hair? Rachel: It was so long that I (g) get a hair cut. 7. I (h) see the words on the blackboard as I have forgotten to wear my glasses. 8. I (i) hear what my teacher was saying in the lesson as the construction noise was too loud. 9. We need some information for the project. There (j) be some books in the library. Section I (4 marks) Fill in each blank with an appropriate word from the box. Each word can be used only once. breathe smog extinguish serious smoke release breath fine Last week, a fire broke out in Wong Tai Sin. My uncle, who is a fire-fighter went to (1) the fire. It was very foggy that day, so the entire sky was covered with (2). After putting out the fire, my uncle couldn t (3) very well because of all the smoke around him. He coughed a lot and his condition became (4), so he was taken to hospital. Section J (4 marks) Fill in the blanks with many, much, a few, a little, little and few. 1. The History Club is organizing a film show but only (a) have signed up. 2. Hurrry up! We haven t got (b) time. The film starts in (c) minutes. 3. I don t think I can have lunch today as I have (d) money in my wallet. - End of Paper -

5 Form 1 English Answer Sheet 1 Holy Family Canossian College Second Term Test English Answer Sheet Name: Class: No.: Date: Marks: Part I: Reading Comprehension Section A (15 marks) Section B (6 marks) Section C (5 marks) Section D (4 marks)

6 Form 1 English Answer Sheet 2 Part II: Usage Section E (5 marks) Section F (5 marks) Section G (12marks) Section H (10 marks) a. f. b. g. c. h. d. i. e. j. Section I (4 marks) Section J (4 marks) a. c. b. d. - End of paper-

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