GENERAL TRAINING READING MODULE

Section 1 Questions 1-7

Read the text below and answer questions 1-7.

First Floor

Emergency Services

Reception
Treatment Rooms
Waiting Room




Internal Medicine

Reception
Waiting Room
Dr. Ben Keran
Dr. Janet Goldsmith
Dr. Christopher Sherin
Dr. Rashmi PandiDr
Dr. Mabel Chew
Dr. Donald Tuffy

General Practice

Reception
Dr. Mary Garcia
Dr. Helena Ho
Dr. Jackie Jimenez
Dr. Tania Cherrin
Dr. Toshio Nishima
Dr. Ross Smith
Waiting Room


Services

Toilets
Cafeteria
Banking and Telephoning Service
Children's Play Room
Florist and Gift Shop
Room No.



101
102-110
11-113






114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121



122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129





130 and 131
132
133
134
140
Second Floor

Ophthalmology

Reception
Dr. Ana Boto
Dr. Jina Williams
Dr. Geoff Foreman
Dr. Susan Widden
Waiting Room

Tropical Diseases

Reception
Waiting Room

Quarantine
Dr. Viet Nguyen
Dr. Pongsambulnar Cutler
Dr. Luisa Doyle
Dr. Lea Kynaston


Heart Disease Unit

Reception
Dr. David Parker
Dr. Neil Kennedy
Dr. Julian Crosby
Dr. Alison Cussons
Dr. Fiona Darby
Waiting Room



Surgical Unit

Reception
Surgeries
Recovery Room
Waiting Room


Room No.



200
201
202
203
204
205



211
212
213
214
215
216
217



221
222
223
224
225
226
227



230
231-238
239
240


Notices
When you arrive at the hospital, please go to reception in the relevant specialty area and register with the receptionist. You will then be shown to the waiting room where you will be asked to wait until your name is called. The waiting time varies according to the number of patients, and we ask for your patience and understanding. The reception staff will be able to give you information regarding how many people are ahead of you, but will not be able to give you an exact time for seeing the doctor.

If you have ten or more people ahead of you, you may wish to leave the waiting room and relax in other areas of the hospital (cafeteria, gardens or children's play room). In this case, ask the receptionist for a pager; you will be paged when there are fewer people ahead of you. Please come straight back to the reception area when paged.

While in the waiting room, please switch off your mobile phone, keep noise to a minimum, refrain from eating and drinking (except water from the coolers provided), do not smoke and ensure that children are kept close at all times (you may wish to take them to the play room).

Any discourteous or aggressive treatment of hospital staff or other patients will be dealt with immediately.
Now turn to your digital test form and answer questions 1-6.

Questions 8-14

Read the accommodation information on this page. Select the best accommodation for each student on the list below and write the correct letter, A-H, in boxes 8-14 in your digital answer form.

NB: There are more offers of accommodation than there are students.


Student Accomodation
A Four students living in five-bedroom house, looking for one more student to share. We are all serious, hard-working students who don't have much time for fun. Option of own or shared room. We usually work in our rooms or in the library, but we have dinner together most nights. Share cooking and cleaning work.

B Homestay - Family with two children want student to live with them, share family meals, etc. Own room and access to family areas of house. International student preferred so that children can learn about another culture.

C St. Michael's College has vacancies for about 20 students. All-male college. All meals provided. Cleaning service included. First-year students share room; all others, own room.

D Single female looking for female flatmate. Vegetarian, relaxed approach. Share cooking and cleaning.
E Rex Student Hostel-Rooms available for students. Dinner provided on request; also kitchen and dining room where students can prepare own meals. Option of own or shared room. Non-smoking. Quiet, hard-working atmosphere. Weekly cleaning service provided.


F Three-bedroom house, one bedroom available. Three students in 20s share large, comfortable living space, meals, and housework. Want someone sociable who likes sharing meals, watching TV, listening to music, etc.

G Two-bedroom flat with one large double bedroom available. Owners are Mike and Sue - student and dentist-looking for single or couple to share. $150 a week. Non-smokers.

H Small one-bedroom flat available for rent, $300 a week. Suits single or couple, no kids or pets. Access to cleaning. communal garden and washing area.
8 Jenny, non-smoker, vegetarian. Looking to share a flat with just one other. Likes jazz and blues, walking and going to the beach.

9 Paul, 22-year-old engineering student, likes parties. Doesn't know how to cook and clean and doesn't want to learn! Only studies at exam time. Works in a gym part-time.

10 Ella, 20 years old, international student. Doesn't know anyone yet, would like to meet people. Wants accommodation where she can cook for herself. Has never shared housing with anyone except her parents.

11 Henry, 40-year-old mature student. Studying medicine, so has to study most of the time. Works part-time from home (on computer, consulting) and likes cooking in his free time. Budget: $100 a week. Smoker.

12 Cherie, 18, international student, first time away from home. Missing her family, especially younger brothers and sisters. Doesn't know how to cook or clean, etc. Will go back to China for the holidays.

13 Robert, 23, master's student. Sociable, has shared flats before, likes cooking. Goes out a lot. When home, likes to play video games and watch TV-and study.

14 Sally and Paul, young married couple from country town. Want own flat or share with another couple. Both study hard (vet science) and like to relax at home when not working-reading, dinner parties and music. Budget: $200 pw.
Now turn to your digital test form and answer questions 8-14.
Section 2

You should spend about 20 minutes on questions 15-27.

Questions 15-21

Look at the information in the Service Guide for the University of Northwestern Australia below, and answer the questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

Write the answers in boxes 15-21 in your digital test form.

University of Northwestern Australia Service Guide

Here you will find a list of the full range of services offered to students at Northwestern. For further information, see our website at www.northwestern.co.edu.au.

Health Services

Located on the Hartley campus, there is a clinic available to all students. It is open only during term time (during holiday periods, you must go to Casualty in town). To use the service, please ensure that you have both your student card and your Medicare card with you at all times. On presentation of these cards, treatment is free. There is a doctor and a nurse in attendance from 7 A.M. to 9 P.M. on weekdays and from 7 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. on Saturdays. At all other times, please use the town hospital.

Transport

At first, Northwestern may feel a little isolated-especially if you are used to living in the centre of town. The site, chosen for its natural beauty and the peacefulness of the area, is one of our most important assets. However, if you wish to enjoy the attractions of the local towns, don't despair-the public bus service is frequent and reliable, and additional university shuttle buses are available at peak times. To go to Thurile, catch the 45 bus from outside the Hartley main gates. It runs every 30 minutes on weekdays. If you wish to go to Gundini, catch the 67 bus from the Little campus-the stop is just near the football field. Both towns also have mini-cab services that offer competitive rates-so don't worry if you miss the buses once in a while!

Student Centre

The student centre is the heart of the university. Located on the Hartley campus, it comprises three buildings, and it is here that you will find a great variety of student services and leisure facilities. There is a career and job advisory service, where you can obtain advice regarding your chosen degree field; this service will also help you to find a part-time job. The two restaurants and three cafes in the student centre, as well as a reading room and games room, make it a comfortable home-from-home between classes. For those who wish to combine leisure with work, there is a computer centre for student use; additional computers are available in the library. And finally, the student centre is where the Students' Union has its offices and information boards. All students automatically become members of the union when they pay their fees, so it's worth paying a visit to the union to find out more about what it can offer you.

International Student Office

Not to be confused with the student centre, this is where international students can go for information and advice regarding their academic or residential status. A team of academic experts here can help with solutions to such problems as difficulties with English or essay writing; they can also offer advice about future courses of study. A lawyer is also available three days a week to help with visa and immigration solutions.

Shopping Information

Every item basic to a student's needs can be found here at the shops on the Hartley campus. There is a stationer's, which sells computer software as well as the usual pens, notebooks, etc., and there is also a mini-market where you will find a wide range of food and drink, as well as cleaning products and basic medical supplies. For other consumer needs, you may need to go into the nearest towns. Thurile has the biggest range of shops, most of them located on the main street. There you will find a supermarket, a boutique, an Asian food store and several good, reasonably priced restaurants. Gundini, too, has a small supermarket, as well as a book store and video store. On Saturday mornings there is a wonderful farmers' market in Gundini, where you can find all sorts of fresh produce from the local farms and gardens.
15 Where should a student go to look for a part-time job opening?

16 Which bus would a student who wants to go to the bookshop take?

17 On which day can locally grown vegetables be purchased?

18 Where should a student go for help renewing a visa?

19 Where can a student who gets sick on a Sunday go for medical help?

20 There is a computer room in the student centre. Where else can students find a computer to use?

21 If you wish to talk to a representative of the Students' Union, to which area should you go?
Now turn to your digital test form and answer questions 15-21.

Questions 22-27

Read the course information for veterinary science below and complete the summary given. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Course Information and Entry Requirements for Studying Veterinary Science at Northwestern Australia University
Course duration

Units

Campus

Course code

Minimum education requirements, prerequisites





Visa requirements



Fees


Closing date




Enquiries

5 years full-time

96

Hartley

VTR101

Western Australia year 12 or equivalent, English, mathematics, chemistry, physics. International students must also meet English language requirements (see international student website) and may be required to complete a foundation year at this or a related university

To be eligible for an Australian student visa, you must enrol in this programme full-time on campus at NWAU. A student visa requires a minimum attendance rate of 80%.

Enrolment fee of $220 (non-refundable). Total course cost $37,800.

Applications must be lodged through the Western Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre. In order to commence study in Semester 1, 2010, the closing date for admission is September 30, 2009.

For further information, please call the admissions office at (61) 8 96873954 or see our website www.nwau.edu.au/int/enquiry.

Questions 22-27

Summary

If you wish to study veterinary science at Northwestern Australian University, you need to have completed schooling until Western Australia year 12 22 ............... You must have evidence of English language level proficiency (as outlined on the course website), and your school education must have included the following 23 ............... : English, maths, chemistry and physics. An Australian student visa is essential for this course of study-to be 24 ............... for a student visa, you must enrol full-time for five years. You must attend 25 ............... 80% of classes on a student visa. The course costs $37,800, including a non-refundable admission fee of $220. You must apply to the Western Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre 26 .............. . September 30 if you wish to begin studying in Semester 1, 2010. If you require 27 ............... , you can call or see the university website.

Now turn to your digital test form and answer questions 22-27.
Section 3

You should spend about 20 minutes on questions 28-40, which are based on Reading Passage 3 below.

Food for thought

A Have you ever eaten a food that might kill you? That's what thousands of Japanese and Koreans do every year when they sit down to a delicious meal of fugu fish.

B Fugu is known in English as puffer fish, and there are over 120 species of puffers in the world's oceans. They are relatively small, generally grey - sometimes with spots - and they have spikes that pop up when they sense danger. Through these spikes they can inject a deadly venom into their attackers, and it is this venom which makes the fugu such a potentially dangerous dish.

C The venom, called tetrodotoxin, is mainly concentrated in the internal organs of the fish, though it is also found in the ovaries and the skin. Ingesting this poison causes damage to the nervous system, leading to symptoms ranging from numbness of the mouth to total paralysis. 'The first sensation is numbness of the tongue and lips', says Dr. Yuko Honda, a biologist at the Kansai Marine Institute. 'This is soon followed by headache and dizziness, and often nausea and fatigue. The next symptom-and the most serious-is difficulty breathing, leading to paralysis'.

D It is in Japan that fugu fish is most prized. Japanese law decrees that it must be prepared by a specially licensed fugu chef, who is legally bound to taste every dish before it is served. The chef is also required to dispose of the poisonous waste in a locked box. However, fugu is not as rare a dish as some people might think-in Tokyo alone it is served in some 3,000 restaurants, and it is also available at many supermarkets, sold in special trays with a security seal guaranteeing its safety.

E Fugu is usually eaten as sashimi, very thinly sliced and accompanied by rice and sake. It can also be eaten in nabe or hotpots-a kind of fish soup-and even battered and fried. 'Fugu is a fish with quite a delicate flavour', says Hiroshi Takamura, fugu chef at the popular Kintatsu restaurant in Tokyo, 'so it's perfect for making sushi, which allows the flavour to be savoured. It needs to be cut very thinly, because it has quite firm flesh-I like to cut it so thin that the light shines right through it, though there are some chefs who cut it thicker'. Asked about the dangers of eating fugu, Takamura becomes quite serious. 'Obviously fugu must be prepared by a chef who knows how to do it', he says. 'If the chef is licensed and careful, then there is no danger at all'. And the poisonings we hear of sometimes? 'That's when people buy the fish and try to prepare it themselves. Sometimes people are even sold fugu disguised as salmon or trout, which is a very dangerous practice'.

F While the poison of fugu is known to be extremely toxic, there are still those who wish to try it. And why do people want to try such a dangerous toxin? Japanese food writer Naotaro Kageyama explains that it is 'because of the sensation they get on their lips and tongue from the poison. It's a kind of tingling numbness that is really quite strange ... not unpleasant at all. This is one of the aspects of fugu that is most attractive to the true connoisseur'.

G While there are those who wish to try the poison, every year many people are sickened or killed by the poison accidentally. Kazuko Nishimura is one such victim. 'Yes, I tried fugu just once. I didn't really want to, but my uncle had caught the fish and prepared it as a special treat, so we all sat down to a meal. At first, it was just my mouth, but then my head started to ache, and then I couldn't breathe. They took me to hospital where I was in intensive care for a few days and they treated me for the poisoning, helping my body to breathe while I was paralysed'. 'Kazuko was very lucky to survive', says Doctor Harumi Matsui at the Kansai University hospital. 'Fewer than 50 per cent of victims of fugu poisoning survive, and it is not a very pleasant death. But Kazuko's family brought her to the hospital immediately, and we were able to keep her breathing while the poison wore off'. Luckily no one else who shared the meal was affected-a single fugu has enough poison to kill up to 30 people, so the situation could have been much worse. It seems that Kazuko was the only one to eat a portion that contained the poison.

H If, after reading all this, you still wish to try fugu, you may have to travel a long way: Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and the US are the only places that allow licensed chefs to prepare the dish. Fugu is completely illegal in Europe and the rest of Asia and America. But if you can't travel that far to try it, you're in good company-the emperor of Japan is not allowed to eat it either, forbidden by royal decree.


Questions 28-32

Look at the following descriptions (questions 28-32) and the list of people below. Match each description with the correct person: A, B, C, D or E. Write the correct letter in boxes 28-32 in your digital test form.

28 fugu chef at Kintatsu

29 victim of fugu poisoning

30 biologist who studies fugu

31 doctor who treated fugu victims

32 food writer


List of People

A Yuko Honda

B Hiroshi Takamura

C Naotaro Kageyama

D Kazuko Nishimura

E Harumi Matsui


Questions 33-36

Do the following statements agree with the information in Reading Passage 3? In boxes 33-36 in your digital test form, write

TRUE if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this


33 A fugu chef must taste each dish before serving it to his customers.

34 More than 30 people die each year from fugu poisoning.

35 Fugu is popular because it has such a strong flavour

36 The venom of the fugu is mainly concentrated in its skin.




Questions 37-38

Use the information given in the passage to answer questions 37-38 below. Write the answers in boxes 37-38 in your digital test form. Use ONLY ONE WORD for each space.

37 What are the two types of places you can obtain fugu in Japan? Restaurants and ............... .

38 In which four places are chefs licensed to prepare fugu?

Japan
Hong Kong
...................
US



Questions 39-40

From the list of headings 1-7 below, choose the most suitable heading for Paragraph E and for Paragraph G. Write the appropriate number in boxes 39-40 in your digital test form.

1. Innocent Victims of the Fugu
2. Physical Reactions
3. Medical Treatment
4. Dishonest Fishermen
5. Many Ways to Eat Fugu
6. Fugu Chefs Are Well Trained
7. A Dangerous Practice

Now turn to your digital test form and answer questions 28-40.
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