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Test A1 Mariners

LCCTV Sample Test Level A1 Voc English Language for Mariners

Version 1.0 Oct 2009

Language Competence Test for Mariners Level A1 Voc


Reading 1
1. Underline the correct answer from a, Example: What is the name of the kitchen on a ship? a. cabin b. head c. galley (the correct answer is c) 1. Where is the centre of command on a ship? a. the bridge b. the main deck c. the engine room 2. What is the name of the lowest area inside a ship? a. hull b. keel c. bilge 3. What is the heavy object used to hold a vessel fast? a. line b. propeller c. anchor 4. What term means to the rear of a ship!? a. amidships b. ahead c. astern ". What is the name of the machine for winding in cables? a. ensign b. capstan c. windlass and c

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Test A1 Mariners

LCCTV Sample Test Level A1 Voc English Language for Mariners

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Reading !
Match the ha"ard s#m ols $a%f& with the notices $1%'&. (rite the num er of the correct ha"ard s#m ol in each o). #a$ard symbols

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c.

d. The first is done as an example: %otices 1. igh !oltage. There is a danger of electroc"tion. b

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2. &here is a risk of personal injury. 'o not touch the acid and do not breathe its vapours. 3. &his substance may e(plode. )rotect it from shocks and heat. 4. *aterial that may cause ecological damage. 'o not release it into the environment. ". +orrect storage of compressed gas is essential. ,. &his material is radioactive and may damage human health.

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Test A1 Mariners

LCCTV Sample Test Level A1 Voc English Language for Mariners

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Reading *
Complete the regulations $1+,& # adding the correct phrase from this list. the approaching vessel abaft the beam astern propulsion vessel underway a safe speed the starboard side

Example: E!ery !essel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can stop safely.

1. -n a channel. a vessel must keep to /////////////////////.

2. When two vessels meet head on. each must change course and pass on the port side of ///////////////////////.

3. 0our masthead light must be seen by anyone who is ///////////////////////////////////of your vessel.

4. 1 ############################# must show a masthead light. sidelights and a sternlight.

". When a vessel is reversing. three blasts on the whistle means - am operating ///////////////////////////!.

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LCCTV Sample Test Level A1 Voc English Language for Mariners

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Reading .tud# these three advertisements for maritime /o s. 0o A )osition2 3arge *aster When re4uired2 immediately 1rea of work2 the %orth 5ea. )revious e(perience2 essential. &erms and conditions2 3, month contract. 4 weeks on 4 weeks off ,66 7 826 euros per day

0o 1 1 chief mate is re4uired for a general cargo vessel built in 2666. &he vessel has a 9erman owner and a :ussian crew. ;ength of tenure is from 3 months to 1 year with 12 weeks leave over 1 year. 1pplications from <= citi$ens > residents only.

0o C %orwegian owners of a crude tanker ?2668@ have vacancies for ratings for 1 year contracts. <lementary level of <nglish is re4uired and some tanker e(perience. *edical e(penses are covered when signing on. Answer these 2uestions # writing the correct /o num er $A, 1 or C& into the o)es. Example: Which $ob is on a !essel carrying oil? %

1. Which job is for a skipper? 2. Which job offers a short contract? 3. Which job is for seamen who are not officers? 4. Which job has regular breaks? ". Which job needs foreign language skills?

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LCCTV Sample Test Level A1 Voc English Language for Mariners

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Listening 1
Listen to the orders and underline the correct responses from a, Example: &o" hear: '(tarboard steer one eight two) (The correct response to the order is b) a. (teady on 1*+ b. (tarboard one eight two c. (teering one and two, sir. 1. a. 5tanding by on +hannel Aero 7 Bive. b. 5tanding by. c. 0ou!re standing by. Cver. 2. a. 5teering port 262. sir. b. &hat is correct. sir. c. )ort 662 it is. sir. 3. a. #ard7a7starboard b. #arding to starboard. sir. c. 5tarboard7hard. sir. 4. a. 5lowing dead astern. b. 'ead slow astern. c. 9oing dead slow astern. ". a. 9oing steady. sir. b. 5he goes steady. c. 5teady on $ero five. and c.

Audio script 1. 5tand by on +hannel Bive. Cver. 2. )ort steer two $ero two 3. #elm hard7a7starboard 4. 9o dead slow astern ". 5teady as she goes

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LCCTV Sample Test Level A1 Voc English Language for Mariners

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Listening !
Listen to the radio calls and match each call with one of the message mar3ers elow. 4ou will hear the calls twice. Example &o" hear: '-"mber .ne. /o not cross the fairway). &o" write: 1. 0nstr"ction 5*+) message markers2 1'D-+< -%BC:*1&-C% E=<5&-C% -%5&:=+&-C% -%&<%&-C% :<E=<5&

1. 0-(T12%T0.2. ////////////////////// 3. ////////////////////// 4. ////////////////////// ". ////////////////////// ,. //////////////////////

Audio script Example. -"mber one. /o not cross the fairway. %umber two. +hange course to avoid obstruction. %umber three. - will reduce my speed. %umber four2 Dessel 51%&1 *C%-+1 will overtake to the west of you. %umber five2 What is your present ma(imum draft? %umber si(2 )lease send two tugs

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LCCTV Sample Test Level A1 Voc English Language for Mariners

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Listening *
Listen to the V56 e)change and fill the gaps. 4ou will hear the recording T(7C8. &his is *orning 5ky. *y position is ?1@/////////////// degrees. ?2@//////////////// minutes north. ?3@//////////////// degrees ?4@//////////////// minutes west. Euestion2 1re ice bergs e(pected in *<&1:<1 --? Cver. *orning 5ky. this is -celandic *et Cffice . 1nswer2 1ffirmative. -cebergs reported ?"@//////////////////// kilometres north west of your position. Cver. Audio script 1. &his is *orning 5ky. *y position is five $ero degrees. one nine minutes north. two four degrees five seven minutes west. Euestion2 1re ice bergs e(pected in *<&1:<1 --? Cver. *orning 5ky. this is -celandic *et Cffice . 1nswer2 1ffirmative. -cebergs reported five kilometres north west of your position. Cver.

Listening Listen to the weather warning and complete this record.

C#clone warning for M8TAR8A9 :::::::::::::: 'ate2 3th 4an"ary &ime2 /////////////// )resent location of cyclone2 ///////////////// *ovement of cyclone2 East Wind speed2 //////////////////// 5ea state2 /////////////////////////// Audio script &his is a severe weather warning for *<&1:<1s ten and eleven issued at $ero $ero three $ero =&+. the ninth of F1%=1:0. &he centre of &ropical +yclone +harlotte is in the north west part of *<&1:<1 16. -t is moving east. Wind speed up to four five knots Dery rough seas are e(pected with moderate swell.

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LCCTV Sample Test Level A1 Voc English Language for Mariners

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(riting 1
4ou are on watch a oard the Atlantic (arrior. Use this information to write an email weather report for the Met ;ffice. Vessel: Atlantic &arrior Position: 'a( of 'isca( "") %*$+ ,orth- %) 10*.+ &est Atmospheric pressure: 101. /falling0 Wind speed: ! to " Wind direction: S& Sea: rough Precipitation: light rain Visibility: goo1 (rite the report in full sentences. .a# who #ou are, give #our position and descri e the weather conditions. To the 5et .ffice This is 6

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LCCTV Sample Test Level A1 Voc English Language for Mariners

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(riting !
4esterda# #ou were fifteen minutes late for #our watch. Captain 1roc3lehurst, #our s3ipper, wants an e)planation in writing for the files. Thin3 of a reason wh# #ou were late and write a short letter to the s3ipper. Apologise for eing late and e)plain wh#.

/ear (ir, 6

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LCCTV Sample Test Level A1 Voc English Language for Mariners

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.pea3ing 1
Respond to each safet# sign with an instruction. Example &o" see:

&o" say: '&o" m"st wear glo!es) 7 '&o" sho"ld wear glo!es) 8Examiner chooses fi!e of the following 9 + signs from col"mn 1, + signs from col"mn + and 1 sign from col"mn :; 1 2 3

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LCCTV Sample Test Level A1 Voc English Language for Mariners

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.pea3ing !
.tud# these * pictures and tal3 a out9 the location the weather and sea conditions the vessels what will happen ne)t a.

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LCCTV Sample Test Level A1 Voc English Language for Mariners

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.pea3ing *
7n the o) is information a out a crew mem er. Use the information to answer 2uestions. Then as3 2uestions to fill in the gaps. 5urname2 ;ope$ Birst name2 :oberto 'ate of birth2 24>6G>8" +ountry of origin2 ////////// )osition2 3oatswain. ;anguages spoken2 ////////// 'ate start of contract2 1st Fune 'uration of contract2 1 year

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LCCTV Sample Test Level A1 Voc English Language for Mariners

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Answer 3e#
Reading 1
1a 2c 3c 4c "b

Listening !
2 1'D-+< 3 -%&<%&-C% 4 -%BC:*1&-C% " E=<5&-C% , :<E=<5&

Reading !
2d 3a 4e "c ,f

Listening *
1. "6 2. 1G 3. 24 4. "8 ". "

Reading *
1 the starboard side 2 the approaching vessel 3 abaft the beam 4 vessel underway " astern propulsion

Listening C#clone warning for M8TAR8A9 1< = 11 &ime2 <<:< 2T% )resent location of cyclone2 -W 5ET>1E> 1< Wind speed2 ?@ knots 5ea state2 !ery ro"gh with moderate swell

Reading 11 23 3+ 41 "+

(riting 1
Model email9 To the 5et .ffice This is >tlantic Warrior. 5y location in the Aay of Aiscay is ??B C.DE -orth, CB 1<.*E west. The atmospheric press"re in my position is 1<1* and falling. There is a so"th westerly wind. Wind speed is !ariable between : and ?. The sea is ro"gh and there is light rain.

Listening 1
1b 2a 3a 4b "c

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