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Question 1-6:
1. H (first 2 lines: “The New Zealand Government has developed a New Zealand Disability
Strategy and has embarked on a wide—ranging consultation process. The strategy
recognises that people”)

2. C (last 4 lines: “increasing concern. The International Institute of Noise Control
Engineering (l-INCE), on the advice of the World Health Organization, has established
an international working party, which includes New Zealand, to evaluate noise and
reverberation control for school rooms.”)

3. B (first 2 lines: “A preliminary study in New Zealand has shown that classroom noise
presents a major concern for teachers and pupils. Modern teaching practices, the
organisation of desks”)

4. I (last 2 lines: “auditory function deficit. It is imperative that the needs of these children
are taken into account in the setting of appropriate international standards to be
promulgated in future”)

5. D (last 3 lines: “verbal communication could be extremely vulnerable. The auditory
function deficits in question include hearing impairment, autistic spectrum disorders
(ASD) and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD)”)

6. A (last 2 lines: “population as a whole. The New Zealand Ministry of Health has found
from research carried out over two decades that 6—1O% of children in that country are
affected by hearing loss”)

Question 7-10:
7. 2 decades (para A, last 2 lines: “population as a whole. The New Zealand Ministry of
Health has found from research carried out over two decades that 6—1O% of children in
that country are affected by hearing loss”)

8. Crowd (noise) (para E, part 2, line 2-3: “information and speech processing. Those
experiencing these disorders often find sounds such as crowd noise and the noise
generated by machinery painful and distressing. This is”)

9. Invisible (disabilities/disability) (para G, line 8-9: “function deficit need thorough
investigation. It is probable that many undiagnosed children exist in the education system
with „invisible‟ disabilities. Their needs are less likely to be met”)

10. Objective 3 (para H, line 4-8: “function deficit need thorough investigation. lt is probable
that many undiagnosed children exist in the education system with „invisible‟ disabilities.
Their needs are less likely to be met”)

Question 11-12:
11. A
12. C
(para B, line 2-4: “concern for teachers and pupils. Modern teaching practices, the
organisation of desks in the classroom, poor classroom acoustics, and mechanical means
of ventilation such as air-conditioning units all contribute to the number of children
unable to comprehend the”)

Question 13:
13. C

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