Jahrgangsstufentest/Englisch Klasse 10 2007
Part I: Reading Comprehension
A: Read the text
Example: a) along with performing arts qualifications
|b) a talk show going on in the TV studio||h) becoming pop stars|
|c) a 10-year-old girl practising classical ballet||i) like film production|
|d) asked by their teachers||k) or having a break|
|e) hard as it may be to believe||l) when they should be in class|
|f) you can't help noticing||m) or producing a pop video|
|g) you find fascination and concentration||n) unfortunately|
B: The BRIT School website
B. The BRIT School website offers information about the school’s different departments:
Where do you find the following? Match the letters (A – F) with the descriptions below. You may use each letter only once. There is one description more than needed.
|B||The courses offer a chance for those interested in performing to improve their|
technique and gain experience in working with other musicians. The stress is on performing,
but there is also a fully-equipped digital recording
studio, two MIDI sequencing suites, and a keyboard suite.
|F||Students develop work in a variety of media, including graphics, |
fashion and photography. They can exhibit their work throughout
the year and at the end of the course there is an exhibition
which has become famous for its high standard.
|D||The course teaches technical, creative and management skills, and offers students |
a range of experience as wide as possible during their two years.
|nicht zuzuordnen||Students will develop many skills and techniques including the use of cameras, |
films, lenses, filters etc. You will learn about developing and printing in both
traditional and digital form using computers to manipulate images.
|E||The courses are excellent for anyone wishing to train as an actor, study plays or|
find out more about themselves and the world we live in through drama work.
|C||The courses are designed to give equal importance to dance, drama and music,|
and the development of skills and knowledge in these performance disciplines.
|A||The courses offer wide-ranging opportunities, with numerous styles including jazz,|
contemporary, classical ballet, tap, African-Caribbean, lindy hop and street.
Part II: English in Use
Teenager challenges Microsoft
Decide in each case which of the three options is correct and cross it.
Blake Ross, 19, a computer science student
(!at the Stanford University) (at Stanford University) (!at University of Stanford)
, is a relaxed guy whose interest
(!lied) (!laid) (lay)
in playing computer games when he was a child. Since then he
(has developed) (!developed) (!had developed)
(!for) (!of) (in)
programming. For almost three years his name
(!had been linked) (!is linked) (has been linked)
with a serious threat to Microsoft’s internet browser. When he was just 17 years old, Blake made the computer breakthrough that
(led) (!lead) (!had led)
to the internet browser Firefox
(!that is) (, which is) (!, what is)
now the second most popular browser in the world and growing fast. Mr Ross was a very young starter in the computer field.
(!With seven) (!At age of seven) (At seven)
he spent many hours at the computer playing SimCity and even designed his own virtual city. By the age of ten he
(!already created) (had already created) (!has already created)
his own website and soon he was reporting software errors to companies online. Netscape discovered his bright talent and he was introduced to the Mozilla Foundation; there he
(used to work) (!was used to work) (!was used to working)
on a project which developed into Firefox. There are many examples of youngsters making it big with ideas for the computer world. The most famous of all is Bill Gates, who
(!has found) (!had found) (founded)
a company with a few schoolfriends back in 1975; today his company Microsoft is worth many billions of dollars.It won’t take long until Firefox, too,
(!will be making) (!will make) (makes)
big money. Its designers try
(!taking away) (!with taking away of) (to take away)
annoying aspects of browsers such as viruses and in addition have introduced a new way of browsing. This means you can see all sites in a single window.
This doesn’t sound
(!specially) (special) (!excited)
but when you’ve used it you realize how user-friendly it is. When asked what he thought of his success, Ross smiled: “If my mum hadn’t allowed me to spend so much time at the computer, I
(wouldn’t be)(!wouldn’t have been)(!weren’t)
so successful now. When reporters wanted to know whether Stanford girls are crazy about computer developers, he answered: “I wish I knew how to answer this question.
(!Hardly) (Anyway,) (!Because of)
being the Firefox developer isn’t the same
being the football captain, but being famous brings admirers.”
(won’t have to) (!needn’t to) (!wouldn’t have to)
worry about his future. If things carry on as they have until now, Blake Ross will become as famous as Bill Gates before long.
Part III: C-Test