Sunday, 13 June 2010

Final Theoretical Exam:Questions & Answers

Find below links to a pdf of the questions and answers [along with the reading and listening texts] for the final theoretical exam.

Final Theoretical Exam with answers [rapidshare]
Final Theoretical Exam with answers [depositfiles]
Final Theoretical Exam with answers [Zshare]
Final Theoretical Exam with answers [uploading]

Friday, 11 June 2010

Final Theoretical Exam:8: Paragraph Unscramble

The final set of question in the exam will require you to unscramble the sentences in a paragraph.

In order to do this you will have to be able to recognize the difference between: 'topic', 'supporting', 'detail', and 'concluding sentences'. You will also need to distinguish between different types of 'markers' e.g 'first', secondly', 'finally', 'also', 'that said'.

This exercise is worth five marks, so be careful. Marks will be deducted for the sentences that are out of order.

Try the following to test how you go. Answers are in the comments section.

__ Firstly, I will go to Australia to visit my family.
__ Then I will go to Korea to visit my 'grandson'.
__ I spent three years living in China and so have many friends there.
__ During the vacation I will go to a number of countries.
__ Finally I will go to China.
__ While it will be a very busy time, I hope that I will enjoy myself while I am away.

Final Theoretical Exam7: Use These Expressions

The seventh set of questions will require you to use a series of expressions from the reading in your own sentences. The expressions will be generally be made up of an adjective and a preposition: e.g. "organized by" = The reading group was organized by Simon.

This might be the most difficult question you will have to do but we have done them in class lots of times. Remember, you can always check to see how the expressions were used in the reading to help you.

To practice, have a go at writing sentences for the following expressions. Possible answers are located in the comments section.

"worked with", "loved by", "came from", "found throughout", "located at"

Final Theoretical Exam:6: Scrambled Sentences

The sixth set of questions in the exam are scrambled sentences questions. You will be able to tel, what the first and last words in the sentences by the locations of the capital letters and the full stops.

Have a go at the following examples. The answers are in the comments section.

1. week. hope in this you exams your I do well

2. driving. belts wear always seat to when remember

3. your teacher to text send mid-night. after messages Don't

4. well you exams. Study do hard the will and in

If you want to have some further practice with scrambled sentences, you can visit the following sites:


Final Theoretical Exam:5: Listening

The listening questions for the final exam, as in previous exams, will be True/False questions and will related to a text on a subject related to the Muscular system.

You will not necessarily need to use your knowledge of medicine to answer these questions. Again, what you need to do is make sure you listen carefully so that you don't make silly mistakes. Try not to answer the questions before you hear the listening!

If you want to give yourself some listening practice, go the the sites at the links below:


Thursday, 10 June 2010

Final Theoretical Exam:4. Conditionals

The fourth set of question in the exam involve you proving you have understood the form of conditional sentences.

As in the sample exam, you will be asked to form conditional sentences with the help of two sets of words. Sometimes the "If/if" clause will come first, sometimes it will come second. It does not matter how you construct the sentences as long as they makes sense.

See the following:

1. new shoes / win the race
2. get married / finish medicine

3. stop smoking / lung cancer

Notice that in the two sets of words above there is always a set that is more like a cause, and a set that is more like an effect i.e "stop smoking" = cause, "lung cancer" = effect. The "if" clause is almost always attached to the cause.

Possible answers are in the comments.

Final Theoretical Exam:3: Multiple Choice Questions

'Multiple Choice' questions are 'multiple choice' questions. They should be straightforward enough. You have been doing them most of your lives.

Remember to read the questions carefully to ensure you don;t make a stupid mistake.

Final Theoretical Exam:2: Missing Word/Words

The second section in the exam involves answering 5 "missing word" questions. Again you should have not trouble with these if you think about them. Simply choose the set of words that best helps the sentence make sense. If in doubt check how they were used in the reading passage. And always read the completed sentence to yourself to see if it makes sense to you.

If you can do the following three questions you should be OK. The answers are in the comments section.

walk beside, running through, connection with,
distributed throughout
, derived in

1. We found the river _______________ the city.

2. I have a strong ____________ with my sister.
3. Please ___________ me so I don't feel scared.

Final Theoretical Exam:1. The "What is This" Questions

Remember that this time, in the marking of the first lot of questions in the exam [ie. the "what does this word refer to" question] I am going to be particularly inflexible.

If for example the question asks you to say what "it" is and you answer, for example is, "heartbeats" you will be marked wrong. It obviously referring to something [i.e. one thing] while "heartbeats" are obviously somethings [ie. more than one thing. If you don't understand what I have just written, then read it again.

In the mid term exam there was a passage that read:

Bones serve as a storage area for minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. When an excess is present in the blood buildup will occur within the bones. When the supply of these minerals within the blood is low, it will be withdrawn from the bones to replenish the supply.

While I accepted a number of answers last exam, the only acceptable answer really is "the reserves of calcium and phosphorus stored in the bones".

Final Theoretical Exam:Reading & Listening Exercies

Just a reminder that the reading and listening passages in the final exam will be related to the muscular system. As I have said in the post above, don;t worry too much about knowing all the technical words related to the system as you will not need them to answer the questions. The 'function' words are much more important.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Final Theoretical Exam:Key Words

Among the words you might come across in the exam you have not heard /seen before of are: actin, aerobic, autonomous, bound, brachii, caliber, calories, connected, contractile , contraction, controlled, derived, discriminated, distributed, embryonic, endomysium, epimysium, erection, essential, fascicles, fibers, gross, grouped, intensity, locomotion, lumen, mesodermal, myofibrils, myosin, occurs, perimysium, peristalsis, resistance, sarcomeres, skeletal, smooth, spindles, stimulus, stress, triggered, vertebrates

Don't worry too much about the obviously scientific medical words. You will not need to understand what they refer to in order to answer the questions. Worry more about the everyday nouns, adjectives and verbs as they are more important. Also remember to make sure you know the meaning of the basic prepositions. For example: through, between, from, without, of, by, throughout, by, at, underneath, with