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Level 1 Functional Skills English – Reading
Sample assessment
TV Game Show
For examiner’s use only
Candidate Name (First, Middle, Last)
Candidate enrolment number
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Exam date (DDMMYYYY)
Centre number
General instructions
• The duration of this paper is 1 hour.
• Read each question carefully.
• The maximum marks for each question are shown.
• Answer all 18 questions.
• You do not need to write in complete sentences.
• You will not be assessed on spelling, punctuation and grammar.
• The maximum number of marks is 40.
• Dictionaries are allowed.
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Scenario
You buy a magazine and see an advertisement on the back cover. It is a casting call for
contestants to apply for a new series of a TV game show. You have never been on TV
before and are quite excited by the idea.
You read the advertisement (Document 1) and to find out more, a web page (Document 2).
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Document 1
THE ANSWERS
The producers of 7G-TV’s hit game show �The Answers’
have just started production of a new series for prime time TV.
Now we are looking for a new crop of lively contestants to take part.
Do you have THE ANSWERS?
We are on a nationwide search for outgoing, smart and fun four-player teams to brave the famous
answer chair in a bid to win a silver trophy and possibly walk away with a large cash prize for their
chosen charity. Each team must work together, answering general knowledge questions in order to win
themselves a potential prize pot worth thousands of pounds.
You must be able to think outside the box, as your team races against the clock. Stay ahead of the clock
and share the pot, get caught and you’ll lose the lot!
You’ll also get the chance to visit a television studio and experience first hand how programs are
recorded. It’s guaranteed to be fun.
• Do you have friends or family members who are game for a laugh?
• Are you all aged over 14? *
• Are you available to attend a 3 hour audition in May and to film for 2 days in early June?
Then why not see if you have the answers? You do not need experience. However, it does help if you
enjoy watching TV game shows. We will provide full instructions and the production team are always
around to give useful advice. Don’t forget, there will be rehearsals too.
Apply now
Call 01923 867 880 for an application form and send the completed form back to us at: 7G-TV, 1 Josling
Street, Goram, G11 8AE. You MUST include photos of your team members for your application to be
considered.
Our casting department will review your application. If selected you’ll need to come for an audition. They
will contact you to agree an audition date. Good luck!
Applications must be received by 2nd April.
7G-TV is offering the chance for friends and family to be in the studio audience. To find out how to apply
or for further information about our other game shows visit our website www.7G-TV.co.uk.
Details submitted through the 7G-TV website will only be used to help us select contestants for the show
for which you are applying. All information will be treated as strictly confidential. 7G-TV will not store or
use your details for any other purpose and will not give them to any third party without contacting you
first.
* All contestants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult if selected.
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Document 2
How to become a contestant
HomeВ В |В В SupportВ В |В В NewsВ В |В В Contact
Search
on a TV game show
В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В В The game show is one of the oldest forms of TV
entertainment. Ordinary people solve puzzles,
answer questions or take a chance in the hope of
winning cash and prizes. While many viewers
are content to watch a TV game show from the
comfort of their homes, some viewers are
desperate to become a contestant.
Here’s our winning formula!
Use a strong and well sealed envelope for
your application. It doesn't have to be pretty,
• Do write about why you want to be on the show but do check that it is secure. Finally, double
check the mailing address, and make sure
and what you would do with the money if you
that it's printed clearly on the front of your
won it.
envelope.
• Do write some interesting facts about yourself
and why you're the perfect person for the show.
• Don't pretend to be something you're not, or
Now it's time to post it off and hope for the
make false claims on your application.
best!
• Don't exaggerate your skills, education, or
experiences.
Just like applying for a job, applying to be a
• Don’t add "extras" like cute stickers, a spray of contestant on a game show requires
scent, or colourful confetti that will fall out of the
attention to detail. Don't disqualify yourself
envelope when it's opened. You might think
by not following all directions and guidelines.
they're adorable, but casting agents won’t.
1 Be honest
2 Add humour
Production companies like a good giggle like the
rest of us. If you can make them laugh you can
almost guarantee a call.
4 Don’t hassle them!
No matter how badly you want to be on the
show, it can sometimes take months for your
application to be processed. Be patient and
don’t contact the show as hassling them
won’t make a good impression.
3 Check the details
You've filled out the application form. Check to
make sure every area is completed. Incomplete
applications are often ignored because
producers haven’t got time to chase missing
information. It wouldn’t do any harm to check
your spelling and grammar too.
There is only a small chance that you will
make it onto a game show. Producers
receive thousands of applications for only a
handful of places. However, you’ll never
know unless you give it a go.
Image adapted from http://www.dpmrecords.com/Album%20Art/TV%20Game%20Show%20themes.jp
Text adapted from http://gameshows.about.com/od/beacontestant/bb/applicationtips.htm
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Answer the following questions based on Document 1.
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Why has 7G-TV sent out the casting call (Document 1)?
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TICK ONE ANSWER ONLY
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a) To amuse.
В†
b) To debate.
В†
c) To recruit .
В†
d) To criticise.
В†
You have never taken part in a TV Game show before. Give three
reasons from Document 1 why this does not matter.
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Where does the prize money won on the game show go to?
1 mark
TICK ONE ANSWER ONLY
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a) Friends and family.
В†
b) Your chosen charity.
В†
c) The show’s producers.
В†
d) The winning team
В†
You are thinking about which friends to ask to join your team for
the game show.
Give five examples from Document 1 of the type of person the
producers are looking for.
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One of your friends wants to know how much time the game
show will take up. What can you tell her?
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What does 7G-TV offer to friends and family who would like to
support teams?
1 mark
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From the section �Apply Now’, give three things the document
says you need to do to become a contestant.
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You want to check the closing date for applications. When is it?
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Who should you expect a phone call from to arrange an audition?
1 mark
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10
You are worried about giving your personal information to the TV
station. What does Document 1 say about this?
3 marks
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You would like further details about the TV station and the shows
that they produce to check that this is the right show for you.
What do you need to do to find out this information?
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You decide to apply to appear on the Game Show �The Answers’
with your friends. Before you send off your application, you do
some research on the internet. You come across a web page
(Document 2) which you think might give you some tips and
improve your chances of getting chosen.
Read Document 2 and answer the following questions.
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You look at the web page to see if it is relevant to your needs.
Give four ways the layout helps you to locate information.
4 marks
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What are three of the main messages given in the document
about how to become a contestant on a TV game show?
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Give two examples of what people are asked to do on game
shows.
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List three things you are advised to write about in your
application.
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You really want to give yourself the best chance of getting a call
from the production team.
1 mark
The document suggests you can increase your chances of getting
a call from the production team by:
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a) exaggerating your skills
В†
b) adding cute stickers
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c) making false claims
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d) making them laugh.
В†
Before you send off your application form what are four things
you should check?
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What does Document 2 say about your chances of getting on a
game show?
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