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LISTENING COMPREHENSION AUDIO TAPE TEST # 9, DROWNING

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LISTENING COMPREHENSION AUDIO TAPE TEST # 9, DROWNING

You will hear an audio script concerning a mission-related topic. This script will be followed by a conversation between two persons. This conversation will relate to the script. You will hear the tape only once. You will make notes of the script and of the conversation. From these notes you will be instructed either to answer 10 (ten) questions or complete a written report of the incident.  Good Luck.

PAUSE

At 1425 hours on 03 August 2009, the National Operations Centre received a telephone call from a male who identified himself as Mr Robert Smith.  Mr Smith stated that he was at the beach in front of the Ocean Bar down by the Jesus statue in Dili.  He stated that there was a child there who was believed to have drowned.  He said there were several off-duty UNPOLs in attendance who were administering first aid.

The National Operations Centre notified the ambulance to attend the scene and then called patrol Dili 20 on the police radio and gave them the details of the incident.  At 1435hours, Dili 20 arrived at the beach in front of the Ocean Bar.  The patrol consisted of 2 UNPOLs, David Roberts and Matthew Black and 1 PNTL officer, Albert Walters. 

When they arrived, they saw a young child lying on the ground with a crowd of approximately 15 persons standing around him.  The child appeared to be around 7 or 8 years old and was wearing a red swimming shorts.  An UNPOL officer from Singapore was administering CPR to the child, however the child’s heart was not beating and he was not breathing.  Witnesses said the child had been in this state for approximately 20 minutes.

At 1440 hours an ambulance arrived at the scene. A paramedic checked the child and administered oxygen.  A short time later the child was placed in the rear of the ambulance and conveyed to Dili National Hospital.  The child was pronounced dead at 1505 hours by Doctor William Taylor upon arrival at the hospital.

Enquiries carried out by the Dili patrol revealed that the deceased was 8 year old, Charlie Brown, from the area of White Sand. His parents, Maria and Mark Brown attended the hospital and stated the following. At 1300 hours that day Maria took her son to work with her at the Ocean Bar. Maria worked as a cook in the kitchen and had done so for the past two years.  She often took Charlie to play with other children around the area while she worked. 

On this occasion, Charlie asked if he could swim with two other young boys who lived nearby and Maria agreed because he had been swimming many times before.  The last time Maria saw her son he was wearing red swimming shorts and was running across the road from Ocean Bar to the beach.  This was around 1400 hours.  Approximately 25 minutes later, Maria heard shouting coming from the beach and saw a male carrying a young boy who looked like Charlie. She ran across to the beach and saw that her son was not breathing. 

The two other boys whom Charlie was swimming with said Charlie swam under the water and didn’t come back up for a long time.  They thought he was playing around so they didn’t worry about him for a long time.  When they realised he wasn’t coming back up, they swam down and pulled him back up but he wasn’t breathing.  They yelled to some people on the beach to come and help and three men swam out and helped them bring him back to the shore.

The Dili patrol spoke to five witnesses at the beach who gave similar facts as the boys.  The patrol took statements from all the witnesses and prepared a report for the coroner.  The incident was deemed to be an accidental drowning with no suspicious circumstances.
You will now hear a conversation between the Dili District Officer in Charge, Andrew Johns, and UNPOL David Roberts.

CONVERSATION

Andrew Johns

Good afternoon David.  I heard there was a drowning near Ocean Bar today, what happened?
David Roberts
Yes sir, there was.  At 1425 hours, the National Operations Centre received a call from a Mr Robert Smith.  He said he was at the beach in front of the Ocean bar down near the Jesus statue.  He said there was a child there who was believed to have drowned.
Johns
Was anyone helping the child?
Roberts
Yes sir, the caller said someone was administering first aid at that time.  When we got there, an UNPOL from Singapore was administering CPR.
Johns
Did an ambulance attend the scene?
Roberts
The National Operations Centre requested them to attend and they arrived around 1440 hours, approximately five minutes after we arrived at 1435 hours.
Johns
Which patrol attended the scene?
Roberts
It was Dili 20, myself, UNPOL Matthew Black and a PNTL officer, Albert Walters.
Johns
What was happening when you got there?
Roberts
The young child who appeared around 7 or 8 years old was lying on the sand with a crowd of approximately 15 people around him.  He was wearing red swimming shorts.
Johns
Was he breathing?
Roberts

No sir, he wasn’t breathing and his heart wasn’t beating.  Witnesses said he had been in that state for approximately 20 minutes.
Johns
What did the ambulance officers do?
Roberts
A paramedic administered oxygen and then the child was placed in the rear of the ambulance and conveyed to Dili National Hospital.
Johns
What happened then?
Roberts
Unfortunately the child was pronounced dead at 1505 hours by Doctor William Taylor at the hospital
Johns
What did you find out about the incident?
Roberts
The child’s name is Charlie Brown. He was eight years old and was from White Sand.  His parents Maria and Mark Brown attended at the hospital.
Johns
What did they say happened?
Roberts
At 1300 hrs Maria took her son to the Ocean Bar where she had worked as a cook in the kitchen for two years.  She often took him there to play with other children while she worked.  Charlie asked if he could swim with two other boys who lived nearby.  Maria said yes because Charlie had been swimming many times before.
Johns
What happened then?
Roberts
Maria last saw her son ran across the road from the Ocean Bar to the beach around 1400 hours.  He was wearing his red swimming shorts.  About 20 minutes later, she heard yelling coming from the beach.  She looked out of the kitchen and saw a man carrying a young boy who looked like Charlie.  She ran across to the beach and found her son wasn’t breathing.
Johns
What did the two boys that were swimming with Charlie say?
Roberts
They said he swam under water and didn’t come back up for a long time.  They thought he was playing around so they didn’t worry about him.  When they realized that he wasn’t coming back up, they went down and pulled him back to the surface.  He wasn’t breathing at that time.
Johns
How did they get him back to the beach?
Roberts
They yelled out to some men on the beach and three men swam out and helped them to bring him back in.
Johns
Were there any other witnesses?
Roberts
We spoke to 5 witnesses and they all corroborated with what the boys said.  We recorded all the witnesses’ statements and prepared a report for the coroner. 
Johns
Do you think there is anything suspicious about the death?
Roberts

No sir, there is nothing suspicious surrounding the circumstances.  This is just a very unfortunate accident.
Johns
Please pass on my condolences when you next speak with the family.
Roberts
Yes sir, I will.

           





LISTENING COMPREHENSION
AUDIO TAPE TEST # 9, QUESTION PAPER “A”
DROWNING
Family Name: ……………… First Name …….…………………  CP#……………………Country…………………………Date………………………….......................................

Q1.    Where was the location of Mr Robert Smith when he telephoned the National Operations Centre?
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Q2.      Who did the National Operations Centre call prior to calling Dili 20?
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Q3.      Who were the members of Dili 20?
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Q4.      What description of the child was given?
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Q5.      What first aid was administered to the child by a Singaporean UNPOL?
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Q6.      Who pronounced the child dead and at what time?
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Q7.     What were the names of Charlie Brown’s parents?
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Q8.      Where did Maria work and what job did she do?
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Q9.      How many witnesses did the patrol speak to at the beach?
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Q10.    Who did the patrol prepare a report for?
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SCORE:

PERCENTAGE

LISTENING COMPREHENSION
AUDIO TAPE TEST # 9, QUESTION PAPER “B”
DROWNING
Family Name: ……………… First Name …….…………………  CP#……………………Country…………………………Date…………………………........................................

Q1.    What description of the child was given?
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Q2.      What were the names of Charlie Brown’s parents? 
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Q3.    Where was the location of Mr Robert Smith when he telephoned the National Operations Centre?
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Q4.    Who did the patrol prepare a report for?
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Q5.     Where did Maria work and what job did she do?
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Q6.      Who pronounced the child dead and at what time?
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Q7.     What first aid was administered to the child by a Singaporean UNPOL?
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Q8.    Who were the members of Dili 20? 
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Q9.      Who did the National Operations Centre call prior to calling Dili 20?
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Q10.    How many witnesses did the patrol speak to at the beach?
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SCORE:

PERCENTAGE

LISTENING COMPREHENSION
AUDIO TAPE TEST # 9, QUESTION PAPER “C”
DROWNING
Family Name: ……………… First Name …….………………………  CP#……………………Country…………………………Date…………………………..............................................

Q1.      Who were the members of Dili 20? 
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Q2.      What were the names of Charlie Brown’s parents?  
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Q3.    Where was the location of Mr Robert Smith when he telephoned the National Operations Centre?
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Q4.    Who did the patrol prepare a report for?
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Q5.     How many witnesses did the patrol speak to at the beach?
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Q6.      Who pronounced the child dead and at what time?
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Q7.     What description of the child was given?
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Q8.    Where did Maria work and what job did she do?
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Q9.      Who did the National Operations Centre call prior to calling Dili 20?
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Q10.    What first aid was administered to the child by a Singaporean UNPOL?
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SCORE:

PERCENTAGE

 

LISTENING COMPREHENSION
ANSWERS: AUDIO TAPE TEST # 9, PAPER “A”
DROWNING

Q1.    Where was the location of Mr.Robert Smith when he telephoned the National Operations Centre?
Beach in front of Ocean bar, near Jesus Statue, Dili

Q2.      Who did the National Operations Centre call prior to calling Dili 20?
Ambulance

Q3.      Who were the members of Dili 20?
UNPOLS David Roberts, Matthew Black, PNTL Albert Walters

Q4.      What description of the child was given?
07 or 08 yrs old, red swimming shorts

Q5.      What first aid was administered to the child by a Singaporean UNPOL?
CPR

Q6.      Who pronounced the child dead and at what time?
Dr. William Taylor, 1505hrs

Q7.     What were the names of Charlie Brown’s parents?
Maria and Mark Brown

Q8.      Where did Maria work and what job did she do?
Ocean Bar, cook

Q9.       How many witnesses did the patrol speak to at the beach?
05 (Five) Witnesses

Q10.     Who did the patrol prepare a report for?
Coroner

  

LISTENING COMPREHENSION
ANSWERS: AUDIO TAPE TEST # 9, PAPER “B”
DROWNING
Q1.      What description of the child was given?
07 or 08 yrs old, red swimming shorts

Q2.      What were the names of Charlie Brown’s parents?
Maria and Mark Brown

Q3.     Where was the location of Mr Robert Smith when he telephoned the National Operations Centre?
Beach in front of Ocean bar, near Jesus Statue, Dili

Q4.      Who did the patrol prepare a report for?
Coroner

Q5.     Where did Maria work and what job did she do?
Ocean Bar, cook

Q6.      Who pronounced the child dead and at what time?
Dr. William Taylor, 1505hrs

Q7.     What first aid was administered to the child by a Singaporean UNPOL?
CPR

Q8.      Who were the members of Dili 20? 
UNPOLS David Roberts, Matthew Black, PNTL Albert Walters

Q9.      Who did the National Operations Centre call prior to calling Dili 20?
Ambulance

Q10.     How many witnesses did the patrol speak to at the beach?
05 (Five) Witnesses 

LISTENING COMPREHENSION
ANSWERS: AUDIO TAPE TEST # 9, PAPER “C”
DROWNING

Q1.      Who were the members of Dili 20? 
UNPOLS David Roberts, Matthew Black, PNTL Albert Walters

Q2.      What were the names of Charlie Brown’s parents? 
Maria and Mark Brown

Q3.     What was the location of Mr Robert Smith when he telephoned the National Operations Centre?
Beach in front of Ocean bar, near Jesus Statue, Dili

Q4.      Who did the patrol prepare a report for?
Coroner

Q5.     How many witnesses did the patrol speak to at the beach?
05 (Five) Witnesses

Q6.      Who pronounced the child dead and at what time?
Dr William Taylor, 1505hrs

Q7.     What description of the child was given?
07 or 8 yrs old, red swimming shorts

Q8.      Where did Maria work and what job did she do?
Ocean Bar, cook

Q9.      Who did the National Operations Centre call prior to calling Dili 20?
Ambulance

Q10.    What first aid was administered to the child by a Singaporean UNPOL?
CPR
AUDIO TAPE TEST # 9, DROWNING
KEY EXPRESSIONS/KEY FACTS,
REPORT WRITING

1.            1425hrs, 03 August 2009.
2.            Mr. Robert Smith
3.            Beach in front of Ocean Bar, near Jesus Statue, Dili
4.            NOC despatched Ambulance and Dili Patrol 20
5.            1435hrs, Dili 20 arrived
6.            02 UNPOLS - David Roberts/Matthew Black, PNTL- Albert Walters
7.            15 persons standing around him
8.            07 or 08 yrs old, red swimming shorts
9.            UNPOL Singapore, administering CPR
10.        Heart not beating, not breathing for 20 minutes
11.        1440 hrs ambulance arrived
12.        Conveyed to Dili National Hospital
13.        Pronounced dead 1505hrs, Dr William Taylor
14.        08 yr old, Charlie Brown, residing at White Sand
15.        Parents - Maria and Mark Brown
16.        Swimming with 02 other boys at 1400hrs
17.        Swam under water, didn’t come up
18.        Three men swam to assist
19.        05 witnesses
20.        Report for coroner, no suspicious circumstances.

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