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MINISTRY USE ONLY

Place Personal Education Number (PEN) here.

2003 Ministry of Education

MINISTRY USE ONLY

Place Personal Education Number (PEN) here.

MINISTRY USE ONLY

Mandarin Chinese 12

AUGUST 2003

Course Code = MAN

Student Instructions1. This examination is available in two

formats: the Simplified form (page 1) andthe Traditional form (page 23). You onlyneed to write one form of the examination.Be sure to read the instructions inside thecover before you begin.

2. Place the stickers with your PersonalEducation Number (PEN) in the allottedspaces above. Under no circumstance isyour name or identification, other thanyour Personal Education Number, toappear on this booklet.

3. Ensure that in addition to this examinationbooklet, you have an ExaminationResponse Form. Follow the directions onthe front of the Response Form.

4. Disqualification from the examination willresult if you bring books, paper, notes orunauthorized electronic devices into theexamination room.

5. When instructed to open this booklet, checkthe numbering of the pages to ensure thatthey are numbered in sequence from pageone to the last page, which is identified by

*END OF EXAMINATION* .6. At the end of the examination, place your

Response Form inside the front cover of thisbooklet and return the booklet and yourResponse Form to the supervisor.

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MandarinChinese 12

AUGUST 2003

COURSE CODE = MAN

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

1. Electronic devices, including dictionaries and pagers, are not permitted in theexamination room.

2. All multiple-choice answers must be entered on the Response Form using anHB pencil. Multiple-choice answers entered in this examination booklet will notbe marked.

3. For each of the written-response questions, write your answer in ink in the spaceprovided in this booklet.

4. Ensure that you use language and content appropriate to the purpose and audienceof this examination. Failure to comply may result in your paper being awarded azero.

5. This examination is designed to be completed in two hours. Students may,however, take up to 30 minutes of additional time to finish.

MANDARIN CHINESE 12 PROVINCIAL EXAMINATION

ValueSuggested

Time1. This examination consists of three parts:

PART A: Linguistic Competency

Section 1: Linguistic Competency A 20 10Section 2: Linguistic Competency B 15 18

PART B: Reading Comprehension

Section 3: Prose and Drama 15 32Section 4: Communicative Document 10 15

PART C: Written Expression

Section 5: Sentence Construction 10 15Section 6: Dialogue Completion 10 15Section 7: Letter 10 15

Total: 90 marks 120 minutes

SIMPLIFIED FORM

IMPORTANT: This is the Simplified form of the Mandarin Chinese 12 examination. If you wish towrite the Traditional form of the Mandarin Chinese 12 examination, please turn topage 23 in the middle of this booklet. You only need to write one form of theexamination.

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PART A: LINGUISTIC COMPETENCYSECTION 1: LINGUISTIC COMPETENCY A

Value: 18 marks Suggested Time: 9 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS: For questions 1 to 18, select the best answer and record your choice on the ResponseForm provided. Using an HB pencil, completely fill in the circle that has the lettercorresponding to your answer.

1.

A. B. C. D.

2.

A. B. !C. " D. "!

3. #$%&'()*+, -.)/

A. 01B. 21C. 10D. 31

4. 456789:;

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5.

A. B. C. D.

6.

A. !"B. !#C. $%D. &'

7. ()*+,-./012 345

A. 67B. 87C. 9:D. 97

8. ;[email protected][email protected] C

A. DEB. FGC. HGD. IJ

9. AKK,L;MNOPQ RST

A. UB. 0C. VD. W

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10.

A. B. C. D.

11. !"#$%& '&()*+,

A. B. -C. .-D. /0

12. 123456789 :;,

A. B. [email protected]

A. FB. GC. HD. I

14. Which of the following is a grammatically correct sentence?

A. JKLMNOB. JKLMONC. JKLMNOD. JKLMON

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15. Which of the following sentences means only that Xiao Mings dictionary is less expensivethan mine?

A.

B.

C.

D.

16. Which pair of characters has the same initials?

A. B. C. D.

17. Which pair of characters has the same final?

A. B. C. !D. " #

18. Xin zi hi zo, s din sh fn.

A. ciB. siC. ziD. chi

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SECTION 1: LINGUISTIC COMPETENCY A (continued)Value: 2 marks Suggested Time: 1 minute

INSTRUCTIONS: For questions 19 and 20, select the correct Pinyin for the underlined word and recordyour choice on the Response Form provided.

19. A. fngfB. fngfC. fngfuD. fngfu

20. A. cnjngB. cngjngC. chnjngD. chngjng

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SECTION 2: LINGUISTIC COMPETENCY B

Value: 5 marks Suggested Time: 8 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS: Read the following passage carefully. For questions 21 to 25, select the bestanswer and record your choice on the Response Form provided.

21 !"# 22 $%&'()* 23 +,-.$/01-,23456789:; 24 [email protected] 25 EFGHIFGJKL

Zhng losh sh wi shn shu xeshng xi de zhngxu losh. T xioku-chngki,pngy- 21 rn, du xushng fichng yu nixn. T gosu xushng xux sh yo nngjy- 22 sn. Xushng ddo ho chngj, t b xushng 23 goxng. Zhng loshjiole kui snsh nin de sh le. T jiogu de xushng zhng, yu hn du cng yumng dedxu by hu, du 24 shhu zhng yuyng de rnci. T goxng de shu: Zh sh 25 chyln, gng shngyln a!

21. A. B. MC. ND. O

22. A. PB. QC. %D. R

23. A. SB. S C. T4D. T

24. A. 7B. (C. (UD. (

25. A. OB. VC. WD. X

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SECTION 2: LINGUISTIC COMPETENCY B (continued)

Value: 10 marks Suggested Time: 10 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS: For all parts of question 1, romanize the underlined Chinese words in Pinyin.

1. a) (2 marks)

b) (2 marks)

c) !"#$%&" (2 marks)

d) '()*+,-./0123456 (2 marks)

e) 789:;

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PART B: READING COMPREHENSIONSECTION 3: PROSE AND DRAMA

Value: 2 marks Suggested Time: 4 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS: Read the following passage carefully. For questions 26 and 27, select the bestanswer and record your choice on the Response Form provided. Your answersmust be based on the passage.

Cngqin, yu y wi hn yumng de yshng q jin guwng. T knjinguwng de lins hn b ho, ji du t shu: Dwng, nn hoxing shngbng le, rngw gi nn knkan ba. Guwng hud: W hohaor de, shnme bng du miyu.Gule sn tin, yshng yu jindo guwng, shu: Nn de bng jizhng le, w gi nnknkan ba. W ydinr bng y miyu, n zu ba. Guwng hud. Gule y gexngq, yshng gosu guwng: Nn de bng gng zhng le, zi b ch yo de hu, jiwixin le. Guwng tngle yhu, hn b goxng. T shngq de shu: Nmen zhxi yshng, zngsh hodxgng, ji xhuan zho mi bng de rn knbng. W mi bng.W b xing zi jindao n le. Y ge yu yhu, yshng y jindao guwng ji pokile. Birn wn t wi shnme b zi xing gi guwng knbng le. Yshng shu:Guwng de bng xinzi do gtou l q le, w yjng wnngwil le. Gurnguwng bji ji s le.

26. When the doctor first met the king, he thought that the king was

A. sick.B. ugly.C. tired.D. angry.

27. How many times did the doctor advise the king?

A. 2B. 3C. 4D. 5

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SECTION 3: PROSE AND DRAMA (continued)

Value: 3 marks Suggested Time: 7 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer questions 2 to 4 in English. Your answers must be based on the passage onpage 8.

2. Why did the king become angry with the doctor? (1 mark)

3. Why did the doctor run away when he saw the king a month later? (1 mark)

4. What happened to the king at the end of the story? (1 mark)

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SECTION 3: PROSE AND DRAMA (continued)

Value: 2 marks Suggested Time: 4 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS: Read the following passage carefully. For questions 28 and 29, select the bestanswer and record your choice on the Response Form provided. Your answersmust be based on the passage.

!"#$%

&'()*+,%-./01&2345*6"789:;

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SECTION 3: PROSE AND DRAMA (continued)Value: 3 marks Suggested Time: 6 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer questions 5 to 7 in English. Your answers must be based on the passage onpage 10.

5. Why does the old man want to learn Japanese? (1 mark)

6. According to the receptionist, how old will the old man be before he can understandJapanese? (1 mark)

7. What does the old man most likely decide to do in the end? (1 mark)

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SECTION 3: PROSE AND DRAMA (continued)Value: 3 marks Suggested Time: 7 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS: Read the following drama carefully. For questions 30 to 32, select the best answerand record your choice on the Response Form provided. Your answers must bebased on the d