SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST
Part A: Spot Dictation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear a passage and read the same passage with blanks in it. Fill in each of the blanks with the word or words you have heard on the tape. Write your answer in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Remember you will hear the passage ONLY ONCE.
As crime skyrockets in many communities, people are finally beginning to look for long-lasting. Effective answers to stem the tide of juvenile crime. Reaching the youth who have committed a crime before they become ________(1) is an essential step in reversing the crime trend. One _______(2) may be the establishment of teen court.
Teen court is known as a sentencing court for youths who have _______(3). Teen courts primarily deal with first-time offenders. After arrest, the young offender must _________(4) to the charge in juvenile court. With ________(5), the offender agrees to be sentenced and abide by the decision of peer jury __________(6). Another essential component to teen court is that, as part of the sentence, the offender must sit in on one of more future peer juries to _________(7) for other offenders. For example, a county teen court in lllinois gives young offenders a chance to ________(8) their arrests from their permanent record by _________(9) or other duties ordered by the court. Teen court is not a trial court. All teens admit their guilt and _________(10) a sentence given to them by a jury of their peers. A judge is present to _________(11) of the court.
The teen court alleviates the strain on the _________(12) and has been implemented in __________(13) since the first teen court opened in Odessa, Texas. Beside giving the offender a second chance, it gives the youth_________(14) in the judicial process.
The purpose of the teen court, aside from sentencing youth offenders, is to ________(15) both the offenders and the teen volunteers while simultaneously promoting __________(16) between defendants, the community, and the police. By offering this _________(17) system, teen court allows those teens who have made a bad decision an opportunity to ________(18) and learn from it. At the same time those teens learn________(19). The police, the community, and the ________(20).
Part B: Listening Comprehension
Directions: in this part of the test, you will hear several short statements. These statements will be spoken ONLY ONCE, and you will not find them written on the paper; so you must listen carefully. When you hear a statement, read the answer choices and decide which one is closest in meaning to the statement you have heard. Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.