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Edexcel GCE

Chinese
Advanced Subsidiary
Unit 1: Spoken Expression and Response in Chinese
(Invigilator Version)
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Summer 2011

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Instructions to the Invigilator








Candidates must be allowed 15 minutes’ preparation time.



Any notes made during the preparation time must be kept by the centre until the release of results.

The preparation time must be immediately prior to the examination. The preparation time must be used to study the stimulus.
Candidates can make notes. This can be up to a maximum of one side of A4 paper. Candidates must not write on the stimuli.
Candidates must not have access to a dictionary, or other resource, during the preparation time.

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Sequence of oral tests



To avoid duplication of stimuli, candidates must be given the cards in the sequence and combination prescribed below.



If you conduct more than 16 tests in a day, e.g. in the morning, afternoon and evening sessions, after the 16th candidate start at the beginning of the sequence again.



If you are conducting tests on more than one day, start each new day at the beginning of the sequence.

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Stimulus

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GCE CHINESE AS
UNIT 1
TOPIC AREA: LEISURE, YOUTH INTERESTS AND CHINESE FESTIVALS
Stimulus 1: Pop music

Many young people have a great interest in pop music. They spend hours listening to their favourite music on iPods, and they spend their pocket money on tickets to concerts.
There are many reasons that people like pop music. Sometimes the song is beautiful, sometimes the singer is good-looking.
Pop music brings people together. People from different countries, speaking different languages, can enjoy the same music.
Glossary:
iPod:

(use English iPod)

Guidance
Please respond in Chinese to the bullet points below. You are not expected to refer to the full content of the above.






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State what the above article is referring to (a full summary is not required). Do you like music? Why?
When and where do you listen to music?
How do you spend your pocket money?
What are your other hobbies?

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GCE CHINESE AS
UNIT 1
TOPIC AREA: LEISURE, YOUTH INTERESTS AND CHINESE FESTIVALS
Stimulus 2: Computer games

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Computer games are very popular with young people.
Some parents are worried that computer games are harmful. Children don’t read enough, don’t get enough exercise and spend too much time alone. However, some parents and teachers think that computer games are good for children. They find that their children’s mathematics and reading improve. Recent research showed that children preferred to play computer games with friends.

Guidance
Please respond in Chinese to the bullet points below. You are not expected to refer to the full content of the above.






State what the above article is referring to (a full summary is not required). Do you play computer games? When and where do you play?
Do you play alone or with others? Why?
In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of playing computer games?
Discuss your hobbies.

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GCE CHINESE AS
UNIT 1
TOPIC AREA: FOOD, DIET AND HEALTH
Stimulus 3: Breakfast

Western breakfast includes things such as bread, cereal, milk, eggs and fruit. Chinese breakfast includes steamed buns and noodles. In big cities in China there are more and more people eating Western-style breakfast.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for young people. However, there are some young people who do not eat their breakfast. Some of them are late for school...
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