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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

TEST # 21 CLA (Combined Language Assessment) reading comprehension for UN SAAT Exam “PATROL REPORT”

COMBINED LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT
(English)
TEST # 21
FIRST PART of CLA (Reading)
PATROL REPORT
On Sunday 23 March 2008, at 13.30 hours a man who identified himself as Joseph Alba, entered Police Station # 2 in Monrovia and said that a group of wild dogs had attacked his son. The man was escorted to the interview room by the duty officer. The man told the officer that at 10.30 hours his son, John Alba, had been playing in front of their house located at Low Street, when suddenly three dogs attacked his son. The man said that the largest of the three dogs, a white male, approximately 40 kilos in weight, seemed to be the pack leader of the three dogs. The other two dogs were not as big as the pack leader, and only weighed about 25 kilos each. One of them was all brown and the other was black with a white spot on its chest. They were not wearing collars or identification tags. The officer asked if the man's son was still at home. The man informed the officer that an ambulance had taken his son to a local hospital for care and that his wife had gone with the boy in the ambulance.
FOLLOW-UP REPORT # 1
On Sunday 23 March 2008, at 14.30 hours, a Liberian National Police (LNP) officer was sent to the local hospital to inquire about the nature of the boy's injuries. The doctor told the officer that the child had been bitten in the face and needed 12 stitches to close that wound. He had also been bitten on both arms and severely bitten on the right hand. There were two areas on the right arm that required three stitches each and the index finger on the child's right hand was being surgically repaired at that time. The officer asked the doctor to call the police station with more information if there was any change in the condition of the child.
FOLLOW-UP REPORT # 2
An LNP officer interviewed the child's mother, Regina Alba, at the local hospital immediately after interviewing the doctor. She told the officer that her son was playing with a small red ball in front of their house when three dogs attacked him. She said that she had seen the dogs in the area the day before, and that they had tried to bite other people. Regina also stated that she yelled at the dogs during their attack on her son and tried to beat them off with a stick, but they did not stop attacking him. The officer noticed that the mother's left hand had also been bitten. Regina was treated my medical staff immediately after the interview
FOLLOW-UP REPORT # 3
On Sunday 23 March 2008, at 18.00 hours, two police officers from Station # 2 were sent to Low Street to investigate the group of dogs that had attacked the child earlier that day. Upon arrival, they noticed a black dog with a white spot on its chest running into an abandoned building on the west side of the street with a red ball in its mouth. The officers proceeded into the building and saw all three dogs together, fighting over the red ball. The first officer yelled at the dogs and the largest one, the white dog turned to face the officers and started growling. The officers could see that there were no collars or identification tags on any of the dogs. Suddenly, the white dog attacked the two officers. The first officer drew his 9mm pistol and fired three times, killing the large white male dog. As the first officer had fired his pistol, the other two dogs began to attack. The second officer fired his 9mm weapon at the remaining two attacking dogs five times, killing them both.
FOLLOW-UP REPORT # 4
On Monday 24 March 2008 at 13.00 hours around 50 people assembled outside the Main Police Headquarters in Monrovia protesting against the dog problems in the city. During the demonstrations they shouted slogans about why the authorities did not do more to stop the number of wild dogs running around Monrovia. They complained about how unsafe it was for children to play outside. The Station Commander approached the leader of the demonstration, Ms. Elisabeth Johnson, and said that they had to stop their activities as they were unlawful. The demonstrators, after some discussion, accepted the order from the police and left the area about 14.15 hours.
FIRST PART of CLA (Reading)
QUESTION PAPER  - A

Family Name:…………...First Name………………. Test Serial #:………….
Country:………………     Date:……………………

Q1:      How many dogs attacked the boy?
Q2:      How heavy was the leader of the dogs?
Q3:      What were the colors of the dog initially recognized by the police officers on 23 of March?
Q4:      Which part of the mother’s body was bitten?
Q5:      What were the type and the caliber of the weapon used by police officers?
Q6:      How many stitches in total did the child receive at the local hospital?
Q7:      What was the tool used by Ms. Alba to protect her son?
Q8:      How many persons were injured during the dog attack?
Q9:      In what type of the building were the dogs shot?
Q10:    How many rounds of ammunition were fired at the dogs?
QUESTION AND ANSWERS MATRIX - A
Q1:      How many dogs attacked the boy?
            THREE

Q2:      How heavy was the leader of the dogs?
           40 KILOS

Q3:      What were the colors of the dog initially recognized by the police officers on 23 of March?
            BLACK AND WHITE

Q4:      Which part of the mother’s body was bitten?
            HER LEFT HAND

Q5:      What were the type and the caliber of the weapon used by police officers?
             9 mm PISTOL

Q6:      How many stitches in total did the child receive at the local hospital?
            18

Q7:      What was the tool used by Ms. Alba to protect her son?
            STICK

Q8:      How many persons were injured during the dog attack?
            TWO

Q9:      In what type of building were the dogs killed?
            ABANDONED

Q10:    How many rounds of ammunition were fired at the dogs?
            EIGHT
QUESTION PAPER  - B
Family Name…………….…...First Name…………………. Test Serial #:………….
Country:………………………  Date:……………………

Q1:      Which part of the mother’s body was bitten?
Q2:      What were the type and the caliber of the weapon used by police officers?
Q3:      How many stitches in total did the child receive at the local hospital?
Q4:      What was the tool used by Ms. Alba to protect her son?
Q5:      How many persons were injured during the dog attack?
Q6:      In what type of the building were the dogs shot?
Q7:      How many rounds of ammunition were fired at the dogs?
Q8:      How many dogs attacked the boy?
Q9:      How heavy was the leader of the dogs?
Q10:    What were the colors of the dog initially recognized by the police officers on 23 of March?

QUESTION AND ANSWERS MATRIX - B

Q1:      Which part of the mother’s body was bitten?
             HER LEFT HAND

Q2:      What were the type and the caliber of the weapon used by police officers?
            9 mm PISTOL

Q3:      How many stitches in total did the child receive at the local hospital?
            18

Q4:      What was the tool used by Ms. Alba to protect her son?
            STICK

Q5:      How many persons were injured during the dog attack?
            TWO

Q6:      In what type of building were the dogs killed?
            ABANDONED
Q7:      How many rounds of ammunition were fired at the dogs?
            EIGHT

Q8:      How many dogs attacked the boy?
            THREE

Q9:      How heavy was the leader of the dogs?
            40 KILOS

Q10:    What were the colors of the dog initially recognized by the police officers on 23 of March?
             BLACK AND WHITE
QUESTION PAPER  - C

Family Nam……………….…...First Nam……………. Test Serial #:………….
Country……………………………  Date:……………………

Q1:      What was the tool used by Ms. Alba to protect her son?
Q2:      How many persons were injured during the dog attack?
Q3:      In what type of the building were the dogs shot?
Q4:      How many rounds of ammunition were fired at the dogs?
Q5:      How many dogs attacked the boy?
Q6:      How heavy was the leader of the dogs?
Q7:      What were the colors of the dog initially recognized by the police officers on 23 of March?
Q8:      Which part of the mother’s body was bitten?
Q9:      What were the type and the caliber of the weapon used by police officers?
Q10:    How many stitches in total did the child receive at the local hospital?
QUESTION AND ANSWERS MATRIX - C

Q1:      What was the tool used by Ms. Alba to protect her son?
             STICK

Q2:      How many persons were injured during the dog attack?
            TWO

Q3:      In what type of building were the dogs killed?
            ABANDONED

Q4:      How many rounds of ammunition were fired at the dogs?
            EIGHT

Q5:      How many dogs attacked the boy?
            THREE

Q6:      How heavy was the leader of the dogs?
            40 KILOS

Q7:      What were the colors of the dog initially recognized by the police officers on 23 of March?
            BLACK AND WHITE

Q8:      Which part of the mother’s body was bitten?
            HER LEFT HAND

Q9:      What were the type and the caliber of the weapon used by police officers?
             9 mm PISTOL

Q10:    How many stitches in total did the child receive at the local hospital?
            18
NARRATIVE
On Sunday 23 March 2008, at 13.30 hours a man called Joseph Alba entered Police Station #7 and said that a group of stray dogs had attacked his son John.  The son had been taken to the hospital for treatment and the police officers shot the dogs later that day. 

On Monday 24 March 2008 at 13.00 hours about 50 people assembled outside the Main Police Headquarters protesting against the situation in the city regarding stray dogs.  Ms. Elisabeth Johnson, a primary school teacher, was the leader of the demonstration. She had witnessed the incident with the boy and the dogs and was called in for a statement.

She came to the Monrovia police station # 2 on Tuesday 25 March 2008 at 10.00 hours to give her witness statement.  She confirmed that she was the founder and the leader of the organization PEOPLE AGAINST DOGS (PAD) which was responsible for the demonstration the day before.  The organization was established in 2006 to fight against the stray dog situation in the city which has been threatening the safety of its inhabitants. Ms. Johnson was also concerned about the dogs’ welfare and questioned why the police consistently responded to these incidents by killing them.  She was of the opinion that the police had more important things to do and that the problem with the aggressive dogs was more of a community responsibility.  Lack of trash services, as well as the absence of dog shelters and poor veterinary services were the main reasons for problems with the stray dogs. Her organization delivered three petitions to the office of city Mayor on the issue in the past.

Ms. Johnson further stated that she had witnessed the situation with John Alba and the dogs on Sunday.  All three dogs had been dirty and in a generally poor state. It seemed to her that the dogs thought the boy had brought them food in the plastic bag he was carrying. When they understood that he did not bring them anything, they attacked the boy and seriously bit him in the face and on his body.  She noticed that the ambulance came and took the boy to the hospital.

She learned later that the police killed the three dogs without trying to catch them and bring them to the veterinarian. She clearly stated that the police should be more observant towards the local people and how they treated the dogs in the city and cooperate with the community to find better solutions.
DIALOGUE
Police Officer:             Please state your name.
Witness:                       My name is Elisabeth Johnson.

Police Officer:             What is your profession?

Witness:                       I am a school teacher at Monrovia Primary School.

Police Officer:             On Sunday 23 March you witnessed a dog attack on a local boy. Is that                                      correct?

Witness:                       Yes. That is correct.

Police Officer:             Can you please describe what you saw?

Witness:                       I was out walking to get some fresh air.  I was on Low Street, when I saw a little boy coming out from his house with a red ball in his hands and a plastic bag.
                       
Police Officer:             What happened then?

Witness:                       Three dirty stray dogs approached him most likely to get food.  The boy did not                                      have any food for the dogs, so the dogs approached him and attacked him.

Police Officer:             Was the boy injured?

Witness:                       Yes.  To my knowledge he was bitten on his face and arms.  I saw an                                       ambulance taking him away from the scene.

Police Officer:             Yesterday you also attended a demonstration outside the                                                                          Main Police Headquarters related to the case.  Tell me the reason behind this                                      demonstration?

Witness:                       I am the leader of the PEOPLE AGAINST DOGS or PAD, which is an                                                    association founded in 2006. I’ve experienced an increasing problem in                                               Monrovia of  stray dogs threatening the citizens and so I established this                                               organization 

Police Officer:             Do you know why Monrovia has these issues?

Witness:                       I believe there are three main reasons for that. It is the lack of trash services, the absence of dog shelters and poor veterinary services.

Police Officers:           Have you witnessed similar situations in the past?

Witness:                       This happens almost every day.  And in my opinion the police                                      have better things to do other than responding to situations like this.

Police Officer:             Was that the reason for the demonstration as well?
Witness:                       Yes.  We want to emphasize that it is community responsibility to improve the                                        situation and to prevent further dog attacks on our citizens. We have already                                        submitted three petitions to the office of city Mayor with no result.

Police Officer:             Thank you for your assistance. We will take up this matter seriously and follow                                      up with  the Mayor’s office from our side.
 Second Part of CLA (Report Writing)
LIST OF 20 KEY FACTS

TYPE OF DOGS ATTACKING:                                1.         STRAY DOGS

NUMBER OF DOGS ATTACKING:                         2.         THREE

MOTHER WAS INJURED:                                       3.         IN LEFT HAND
                                                                         
SON’S STICHES IN TOTAL:                                     4.         18
                                                                                                           
HOW DID MOTHER TRY TO PROTECT SON:      5.         WITH A STICK

HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INJURED:                6.         TWO

COLOR OF DOG NOTICED BY POLICE:             7.         BLACK AND WHITE
                                                                                   
NUMBER OF ROUNDS USED TO KILL DOGS:   8.         EIGHT

TYPE AND CALIBER OF WEAPON USED:            9.         9mm PISTOL

TYPE OF BUILDING DOGS WERE KILLED IN:   10.       ABANDONED

NAME OF ORGANIZATION:                                   11.       PEOPLE AGAINST DOGS (PAD)

PLACE OF DEMONSTRATION:                              12.       NEAR MAIN POLICE HQs

PROFESSION OF DEMONSTRATION LEADER:  13.       SCHOOL TEACHER

REASON FOR DEMONSTRATION:                         14.       STRAY DOGS THREATENING  PEOPLE

REASONS FOR STRAY DOG PROBLEM:               15.       LACK OF TRASH SERVICE
                                                                                        16.  ABSENCE OF DOG SHELTERS
                                                                                     17.       POOR VETERINARY SERVICES

RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROBLEM:                    18.       THE COMMUNITY

YEAR PAD WAS ESTABLISHED:                             19.       2006   

NUMBER OF PETITIONS


LAUNCHED TO THE OFFICE OF MAYOR           20.       THREE

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