TRINITY EXAMS

Sesiune de examene  Trinity 2011 in Romania
 
   GESE   Graded Examinations in Spoken English  

  Initial             Grades 1 - 3
  Elementary    Grades 4 - 6
  Intermediate  Grades 7 - 9
  Advanced     Grades 10 - 12 
        ISE      Integrated Skills in English                        ( nespecificat )
      ISE 0
      ISE 1
      ISE 2
      ISE 3
      ISE 4

        SEW   Spoken English for Work                         ( nespecificat )
      SEW 1
      SEW 2
      SEW 3
      SEW 4

    Nou!
    SEW – limba engleza autentica pentru locul de munca – a fost lansat in septembrie 2009. Zece angajati Lexis din departamentele Relatii publice, Financiar si Resurse umane au fost primii candidati care au sustinut acest examen in Romania.
    Pregatirea pentru acest examen s-a dovedit relevanta pentru toate aceste domenii de activitate, oferind candidatilor oportunitatea de a-si dezvolta experienta si abilitatile in comunicare, de a sustine prezentari, de a da si organiza interviuri pentru angajare sustinute in limba engleza. Aceasta noua forma de examen acopera patru nivele de competenta lingvistica (SEW 1 – SEW 4), compatibile cu nivelele B1 – C1 (CERF).

    ISE - Integrated Skills in English - este un examen cu recunoastere internationala, pe cinci nivele de competenta:
    • ISE 0  (level A2 of CEFR)
    • ISE 1  (level B1 of CEFR)
    • ISE 2  (level B2 of CEFR)
    • ISE 3  (level C1 of CEFR)
    • ISE 4  (level C2 of CEFR)
    Important!
    Conform Anexei 2 la OMECTS nr 5219/ 09.09.2010, examenul  - nivelele 1,2, 3, 4 - este recunoscut de Ministerul Educatiei si poate fi echivalat cu proba de evaluare a competentei lingvistice  intr-o limba straina studiata pe parcursul invatamantului liceal din cadrul examenului de BACALAUREAT.

    GRADE 5
    Subject areas for the Conversation phase

    FESTIVALS
    MEANS OF TRANSPORT
    SPECIAL OCCASIONS ( birthdays, celebrations etc.)
    ENTERTAINMENT (cinema, television, clubs etc.)
    MUSIC
    RECENT PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
    Please note that candidates should not select their topic from the list above.

    FRIENDS AND RECENT EVENTS
    SAMPLE QUESTIONS and VOCABULARY
     1. Where did you meet your best friend? At school/ at my home/ at my friend's home/ on holiday.

     2. Why are you best friends? We like the same things/ we are in the same class/ we live near each other/ we   enjoy being together.
     3. How old is your friend? The same age as me/ older than me/ younger than me.

     4. How often do you see your best friend? Everyday/ only at the weekend/ in the holidays/.
    5. What is your favourite activity together? Plying sport/ watching films/ going to concerts/ staying at home.
    6. What do you like doing together? 
    7. What did you do together recently? Last weekend we went to a fantastic party.
    8. Why is your friend important to you?

    TRANSPORT
    1. How do people usually travel to work/ school?
    2. Have you ever been on a long bike/ car journey?
    3. Have you ever travelled by plane/ ship/ high-speed train?
    4. Why was the train so successful? It is fast, can take people almost anywhere the want to go and it is not
        very expensive. Moreover, travelling by train can be fun.
    5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of travelling by bike? It is cheap to buy, easy to park and you can go anywhere you want. But is is uncomfortable for long rides and not very fast. 
     6. What will cars look like in the future?

    BOOKS AND FILMS
    1. Have you ever read or seen a horror/ fantasy/ romance/adventure book/ film in English?
    2. Did you enjoy it? Yes, it was the funniest/ most frightening/ most enjoyable/ most amusing story I have ever  read, but also sad/ tragic etc.
    3. What sort of book do you like?
    4. Tell me about one of your favourite characters.
    5. Describe one event in a book or film.

    FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
    1. When do people celebrate with fireworks in your country? 31st of December.
    2. Describe a firework display and say why fireworks are popular for celebrations. The bright lights make brilliant patterns in the sky, some are impressive and the beautiful colours make people happy.
    3. What do you celebrate in your country?
    4. What do people wear on (example of a festival)? Do you prepare special food and drinks?
    5.When do you give presents? On somebody's birthday/ when somebody passes an exam or wins a competition.
    6. What presents do you give? A box of chocolates/ a bunch of flowers/ an expensive bottle of parfume/ new computer games/  books etc.
    7. What was the best present you got for your birthday?/ ...name day?
    8. How do people feel when they receive a present? Surprised/ excited/ happy/ disappointed etc

    ENTERTAINMENT AND MUSIC
    1. What type of music do you like to listen to?
    2. What types of TV programmes do you prefer? Wildlife documentary, pop music programme, news 
       reports, cartoons etc.
    3. Why do you prefer this to other types of programme?
    4. Can you compare watching TV with other types of entertainment (e.g. going to the cinema)

    SPORT
    1. What sports events happen in your country? Motor racing, football championships, tennis tournaments etc.
    2. What's the difference between watching and competing?
    3. What do you know about the Olympic Games? (When the modern Games began. Why so many people  want to take part. How often the Olympics take place. What the five rings on the Olympic flag represent. How often the Olympics take place.)

    THE WORLD IN THE FUTURE
    1. What things do people use to predict future events? Coffee, tea leaves, crystal globe, cards etc
    2. How will technology make the world be a better place?
    3. How likely do you think it is for an intelligent device to replace computers? It is unlikely to../ it is certain/ will definitely not be replaced...
    4. I want/ think/ hope/ feel/ know etc. I will use an Internet watch to access the entire database of the world.

    GRADE 4
    Subject areas for the Conversation phase
    HOLIDAYS
    SHOPPING
    SCHOOL AND WORK
    HOBBIES AND SPORTS
    FOOD
    WEEKEND AND SEASONAL ACTIVITIES
    Please note Grade 4 candidates should not select the topic from the list above.

    FAMILY MATTERS
    SAMPLE QUESTIONS and VOCABULARY
    1. Who is in your family? In my family I’ve got…My family is big. or There are…people: my parents, my little brother…
    2. What do you do at the weekend? I usually/ sometimes go to the park/ play computer games.
    3. What are you going to do this weekend/ summer? I’m going to visit/ stay at home.
    4. What is your sister/ father like? Funny/ strict.
    5. What does your mother look like? Tall and slim.

    PLAYTIME

    1. Do you play chess? Yes, I do. But not very often./ No, I don’t but I’d like to learn.
    2. When do you play? I sometimes play on Sunday.
    3. What’s your hobby? Collecting stamps.
    4. When did you start? When I was six. My parents bought an album for my birthday.
    5. Do you collect anything? I collect postcards of places I visit/ photos of singers…
    6. When do you do your hobby? Only after I have finished my homework/ at the weekend/ when I’m on holiday..

    SCHOOL’S OUT

    1. Where are you going to go for your next holiday? I’m going to go to the seaside with my family.
    2. Where are you going to stay? At a hotel/ with friends.
    3. What are you going to do?
    4. Look at these places where people are going on holiday. Where are they? At the seaside/ in the mountains/ in a city…
    5. Think of other places where people go on holiday. In the country/ on a farm…
    6. What are the people doing in the picture? The man sitting at the table is eating a sandwich and the woman in red is reading a magazine…
    7. Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
    8. What do you enjoy doing on holiday? I like/ enjoy swimming/ visiting museums/ going to discos…

    SPORTS

    1. What do you use to play tennis/ ice-hockey/ golf/ baseball with? A racquet/ a stick/ a club/ bat.
    2. What should a cyclist wear to protect his head? A helmet.
    3. Do you play any sports? Yes, I do. I play handball/ go skating/ do karate.
    No, I don’t, but I like watching football on TV.
    4. Who do you watch it with? With my friend/ father…
    5. How often do you play? Once a week/ twice a week/ three times a month…

    MEALS

    1. What’s your favourite food? Steak and chips.
    2. You are in a restaurant. What are you going to have for a starter? A Greek salad.
    And for the main course? Spaghetti.
    Dessert? Chocolate ice-cream.
    3. Does your mother cook vegetarian dishes? Sometimes she cooks mushroom omelette, or cheese and tomato pizza.

    4. What words do you know to describe dessert? Sweet, delicious, creamy…
    5. Other words: tender ≠ tough; crisp ≠ soggy; spicy≠ tasteless; sweet≠ sour
    6. What do you have for breakfast? Pancakes. They are delicious. I don’t like porridge. It tastes disgusting
    7. What do people eat for lunch in your country? We eat soup, the main course, a cake/ fruits.
    8. Give me an example of a typical Romanian dish.
    Mamaliga is made of maize flour boiled in water. A little salt is added and is kept on the fire, stirring all the time until it is hard enough. You serve it with cottage cheese and cream, or an egg, or next to other dishes (sarmale, tocanita).

    WORK

    1. Where does an acrobat/ chef/ vet/ secretary work? At the circus/ in a kitchen/ surgery/
    office.
    2. Where does an engineer work? In a factory.
    3. What job does your mother/father have? A teacher/ a director…
    4. What skill do you have? I’m good at Maths/ languages…
    5. What job are you going to do? I think I’m going to be a film director.
    6. What do you like about this job? I’d like to work with actors, stuntmen, to create sound effects…

    SHOP AROUND

    1. When do you go shopping? When I’m going to a friend’s party/ on holiday…
    2. What type of shops do you like? Shoe/ souvenirs/ clothes/ food shops…
    3. What do you dislike about shops? To wait at the cash desk, crowded, noisy places.
    4. Do you buy online? How do you order? I click on the name of the shop, see a list of items.
    I look at the pictures and key the name of the group/ singer I like. I click on “audio” and listen to some tracks. I decide what to buy and take it to the cart.

    IN CLASS

    1. Weekly timetable
    2. Hard/ interesting / useful/ easy/ fun subjects
    3. Art is more fun than Maths.
    4. I think Science is the hardest.
    5. PE is the most fun.
    6. History is more interesting than Music.
    7. What do you like most about your school?
    8. What can you use to find out facts? A computer or reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias, magazines, videos…)
    9. Do you like taking an exam? I hate exams.
    10. What happens if you don’t prepare for an exam? I fail it or get a low score.
    11. What is the same and what is different between your school and your grandfather’s?



    Subject areas for conversation (TRINITY EXAMS – GRADE 3)

    WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE?
    SAMPLE QUESTIONS and VOCABULARY

    1. What’s the weather like today? It’s quite warm
    2. Was it sunny yesterday? No, it was cloudy.
    3. absolutely freezing, frosty, raining, very warm, cool, quite cold, boiling
    4. What was the weather like on Monday?


    WHAT DO YOU STUDY?

    1. What subjects do you study? I study History, Geography, English…
    2. What do you study on Monday? First I have Maths and then Art. Next I have PE and finally…
    3. What do you study in Science?I study Chemistry/ Biology.
    4. Do you study French? No, I don’t. I study German.
    5. Do you study mountains and rivers in Geography? No, I don’t. I study towns and cities.


    FREE TIME

    1. What do you do when you get home from school? I do my homework. Then I play video games.
    2. Do you watch TV in the evening? No, I don’t. I go out with my friends to the park.
    3. How do you spend your free time? I practice the guitar and listen to music.
    4. What do you do in the afternoon/ in the evening/ at the weekend? I do my homework or watch TV. Then I have dinner. After dinner I practice the piano. Before I go to bed I read a magazine.


    TELL ME ABOUT YOUR TOWN

    1. Where do you live? I live in…
    2. Do you live in Bucharest? Yes, I do. It’s a beautiful city.
    4. Tell me about your town. It’s very old. It’s on a river. There are many shops in the city centre.
    5. Where does your grandmother live? She lives in a village/ o modern town/ a resort in the mountains. It’s quiet and friendly. There are many tourists…
    6. crowded, historic, industrial, famous, friendly, noisy

    WHAT ARE THEY DOING?

    1. Look at the pictures. What is he doing? He’s playing the piano.
    2. Are they watching a movie? No, they are watching a match.
    3. What are they doing in the kitchen? They’re having lunch.
    4. Is their mother eating? No, she’s cooking.
    5. It’s 9 o’clock in the evening. What are these people doing? The girl is brushing her teeth
    And her mother is tidying her room. Mary’s making her bed and grandmother is doing the washing-up.


    WORK

    1. Does your father work? Yes, he does.
    2. What does your father do? He’s an accountant/ plumber/ firefighter/ pilot/ lawyer…
    3. What job does your mother/father have? A teacher/ a director…

    BEST FRIENDS

    1. Have you got a best friend? Yes, I have. No, I haven’t.
    2. What’s his/ her name?
    3. Where does she/ he live? He/ She lives in a flat/ house near the school.
    4. Tell me about your best friend. He’s tall and has got short dark hair. He can play tennis. He can’t play the violin. At the weekend we go shopping together.
    5. thin/ fat/ tall/ short/ friendly/ strong/ long fair hair/ short curly hair/ straight hair

    WHERE’S YOUR CLASSROOM/ THE MUSEUM…?

    1. How do I get from this classroom to the office? Go along the corridor and turn left. It’s next to the library.
    2. Where’s the bank? You are at the bus stop. Go straight ahead to the end of the street. It’s the building opposite the restaurant.
    3. between/ in front of/ behind/ downstairs/ on the second floor/ the first on the right/ on the corner of/ turn left/ across the street/ near