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Cambridge ESOL Certificates in Skills for Life

Entry 2 Reading Test Sample Markscheme

( = acceptable alternative answer)

Assessment Focus Key Marks

1 Identify the source of information where job 9 In a local newspaper


1
advertisements can be found.
2a Read and understand the main points and detail in 9 the shop assistant job
the email and advertisements, in order to work out 2
that the shop assistant job is more suitable for
Maria.
2b Read and understand the main points and detail in 9 Maria/she can work on
the email and advertisements, in order to extract Saturdays and Sundays
and report two reasons why Maria could do the 9 She doesn’t need to drive for
shop assistant job. this job.
  allow paraphrase
2+2
  candidates may give reasons
why Maria can’t do the cleaning
job, i.e. she can’t drive, she can’t
work on some weekday
mornings/Thursday evenings.
3 Read and understand the detail of the first and/or 9 in her college
last paragraph in order to draw conclusions about 1
the provenance of the text.
4 Show an understanding of the gist of the text in 9 how to do well in an interview
1
order to identify the purpose of the leaflet.
5 Understand key features of text structure in order 9A
to identify that the first paragraph of the text is an 1
introduction.
6 Read and understand the detail of part B of the text 9 (look at) (the/their) website
in order to state where information about the   (on) (the) computer 1
company can be obtained.   (on) (the) internet
7 Read and understand the detail of part B of the text 9 the application form
in order to state where the interviewer will have 1
obtained information about the interviewee.
8 Read and understand the detail of part B of the text 9 (by) practising the interview
in order to state how a friend could help before an   (by) asking questions 1
interview. x (by) answering questions
9 Read the detail of part C of the text, and work out Yes No
meaning using context and graphic and phonic
knowledge in order to identify the main points of Be on time 9
the paragraph. 5
Eat something x (1 mark
per
Buy new clothes x
correct
Ask some 9 response)
questions
Take some notes x

10 Recognise that the pronoun ‘it’ (on line 19) refers to 9 the question
1
an item already introduced (question).
11 Read and understand the detail of part E of the text 9 get more advice
in order to understand that you can get more 1
advice in Room 209 from the careers adviser.

Updated 20/09/04
12 Read and understand the detail of the texts in Selena 9 ask when/how
order to identify for each student the functional often they pay you
language of advice and distinguish this from   ask when/how
narrative/descriptive features. often you are/get
paid 2
  ask about payment
  ask if they pay
every month or every
week
Nina 9 ask
(colleagues/people)
lots of questions 2
ν ask how to do
things
Greg 9 read the fire
instructions 2
(carefully)
13 Read and understand the main points of the whole 9 Selena
text and specific sections in order to identify which 1
of the people can buy things cheaply at work.
14 Read and understand the main points of the whole 9 Greg
text and specific sections in order to identify which 1
of the people sells food to people at work.
15 Read and understand the main points of the whole 9 Selena
text and specific sections in order to identify which 1
of the people goes to work by public transport.
16 Read and understand the main points of the whole 9 Nina
text and specific sections in order to identify which 1
of the people has met new friends at work.
17 Read and understand the main points of the whole 9 Greg
text and specific sections in order to identify which
1
of the people does two different things as part of
the job.
18 Recognise that the pronoun ‘that’ (on line 13) 9 eating
refers to an item already introduced (eating lunch 1
at work).

Total marks available: 32

Updated 20/09/04