Subject: Your CESC English Test Results
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 07:18:26 +0000
From: CESC@compuserve.com
To: benjamin.f.s.stangl@usa.net
 
Dear Benjamin,
 
Thank you very much for completing the CESC English Language Placement Test.
You had 54 correct answers out of 80 questions.
Your CESC level is LEVEL 4
The table below shows you what this level means. 
Please note that this is not a test of speaking or listening 
where you may have a lower or higher level.
 
The best way to improve your speaking and listening is of 
course to come to a course in England and for your information 
I enclose some details of the Colchester English Study Centre.
 
Level           Description                      Cambridge  University Exam
 
7               Very advanced                           Proficiency
6               Advanced                                Advanced
5               Higher Intermediate             First Certificate
4               Intermediate                    Preliminary
3               Lower Intermediate              Key
2               Elementary              -
1               Beginner
 
If you want to study at a British University you need at least level 6.5
Each level is the equivalent of 150-200 hours instruction
You will find more information about Colchester English Study Centre at
http://www.edunet.com/cesc.html
Please call us again if you require any additional information or 
if you would like us to send you a brochure to your postal address.
 
Best wishes
 
Jonathan Seath
Principal
 
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INTERPRETING YOUR RESULTS:
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The test is intepreted in the following way.
 
Correct Answers     Level
 
76 - 80                         seven
70 - 75                         six
62 - 69                         five
52 - 61                         four
40 - 51                         three
24 - 39                         two
1 - 23                          one
 
Based on your results ( 54 correct answers):
 
You have an Intermediate Level of English.  Your level is 
equivalent to the level required for the Cambridge Preliminary Certificate Exam.
 
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CORRECT ANSWERS TO TEST
(your answer in brackets)
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Q1: D (Your answer was D)
HAIR in English is SINGULAR and used without THE in this sentence
Q2: A (Your answer was A)
BEARD is the correct word. "If you don't shave, you grow a beard"
Q3: A (Your answer was A)
You WEAR clothes and CARRY something in your hand. "He is wearing new
trousers and carrying his bag"
Q4: B (Your answer was B)
You can HOLD something in your hand. "The mother is holding the baby"
Q5: B (Your answer was D)
You can sit AT your desk but IN the office IN a room and ON a chair.
Q6: B (Your answer was B)
He is AT work and he is working there.
Q7: C (Your answer was C)
You say GOOD EVENING when you ARRIVE and GOOD NIGHT when you LEAVE.
Q8: C (Your answer was C)
NO THANK YOU is polite. THANK YOU means you are given  something. You say
YES PLEASE when you want something.
Q9: C (Your answer was C)
You make verbs NEGATIVE in the present simple by using DO. "He doesn't live
here. I don't like this. We don't want to go"
Q10: A (Your answer was A)
We ask questions with DO in the PRESENT SIMPLE. "Where do you live? What
does he like? We use DOES with he, she and it. We use the present simple 
to talk about things that happen ALL THE TIME.
We use the present CONTINUOUS, "What is he doing?" to talk about what is
happening now.
Q11: C (Your answer was D)
I am learning, you are learning, he/she is learning, we are learning, you
are learning, they are learning.
Q12: C (Your answer was C)
After the verb TO BE we use an ADJECTIVE. "He is good, we are happy". Quick
is an adjective with one
syllable. When you compare using adjectives with one syllable, add - ER.
bigger, quicker, sadder, taller,
nicer than.
Q13: B (Your answer was C)
With HELPING VERBS like can, must, should, may etc. use NOT to make
negative sentences. "He can
not swim [can't] You must not go, You should not do that". Only use
DO...NOT with MAIN verbs.
Q14: B (Your answer was C)
Put adverbs of time BETWEEN the subject and the main verb. "He always comes
home. He never arrives
on time". Put these time adverbs AFTER the HELPING verbs and the verb TO
BE. "He is always late. I
can never understand him"
Q15: A (Your answer was C)
The word order of adverbial expressions is usually  PLACE and MANNER. "He
travels to Paris by plane.
He goes to London by car"
Q16: A (Your answer was A)
Past simple questions use DID and the infinitive of the verb with no
endings
"Did you see the film? Did you do your homework? Did they go home?"
Q17: D (Your answer was D)
The past of can is could. We make negatives with can by using not. "He
could not hear me. You should
not do that"
Q18: C (Your answer was C)
"Money is SINGULAR. We usually use MUCH with negatives and questions not in
affirmative statements
.. Lots of money or a lot of money"
Q19: C (Your answer was C)
Use not BEFORE the infinitive. Use ask and tell with infinitive verbs WITH
to.
"He asked me not to speak to him. The teacher told the child not to be so
rude"
Q20: B (Your answer was B)
IN a town, AT the airport, AT a station, IN the street, IN a house
Q21: C (Your answer was C)
speak, spoke, spoken  Don't add past ED to verbs that are IRREGULAR in the
past.
Q22: A (Your answer was A)
"I am doing a test NOW". You must use the present continuous.
Q23: C (Your answer was C)
You can not use WILL or WOULD in the IF PART of an IF sentence.
"If it rains, I will stay at home"
"If it rained, I would stay at home"
"If it had rained, I would have stayed at home"
Q24: A (Your answer was A)
When there are two actions in the past, use the PAST CONTINUOUS to describe
the background action.
"While he WAS CROSSING the road, he saw his friend. While I WAS WATCHING
television my
mother telephoned".
Q25: C (Your answer was C)
Present simple passive. "Every year many people are killed on the roads.
Every day thousands of
newspapers are bought all over the world"
Q26: B (Your answer was D)
A " wide experience" is the correct expression. You have to learn which
nouns and adjectives CAN BE
USED TOGETHER
Q27: D (Your answer was B)
I REMEMBER MEETING HIM [this is what you can remember doing] I REMEMBERED
TO MEET
HIM. [You reminded yourself to meet him, you didn't forget]
Q28: A (Your answer was A)
Use AGO to talk about a point in time in the past. "I saw him ten years
ago. The film has already started.
It started five minutes ago. He arrived three weeks ago"
Q29: D (Your answer was D)
Look AT something. "He looked at his watched, he looked at his children".
Q30: A (Your answer was A)
Use the PAST PERFECT to talk about an action BEFORE another action in the
past. "He HAD NEVER
BEEN to London before his visit last week. I HAD NEVER EATEN Chinese food
before I visited Hong
Kong"
Q31: C (Your answer was D)
PAST SIMPLE PASSIVE. Hold, held, held
Q32: D (Your answer was D)
We must use THE because we are talking about some specific cheese. You
could say  " He took all the
cheese" as well
Q33: A (Your answer was A)
"To hold a meeting. A sitting of parliament. A gathering of people". You
have to learn which words can
be used together.
Q34: C (Your answer was C)
To listen to a speech. You listen with attention! "He heard a noise. He
listened to the radio. He heard
someone coming in. He likes listening to music. Listen to me when I am
talking to you!"
Q35: A (Your answer was A)
The third conditional sentence, the impossible condition. In the IF part
use the PAST PERFECT. In the
other part use the SECOND CONDITIONAL.
 
"If I had had enough time, I would have done this test on line"
"I I had known about the accident, I wouldn't have made a joke"
"If I had learned English when I was a child, I wouldn't have had so many
problems with my grammar!
Q36: C (Your answer was A)
"Would you mind speaking louder? Would you mind helping me with my
luggage?"  Mind + DOING
some thing.
Q37: A (Your answer was A)
FUTURE PERFECT. "By next Wednesday, I will have finished this test! By the
year two thousand, the
world will have changed very much indeed"
Q38: D (Your answer was A)
SINCE is usually used with the present perfect as it describes time between
a point in the past and now.
When we talk about a point in the past we use the PRESENT SIMPLE.
Q39: D (Your answer was D)
IN SPITE and DESPITE are followed by NOUNS. "Despite the bad weather we
stayed at home".
WHEREAS contrasts two different actions  like whilst. "Paul went to Paris
whereas Peter went to Berlin"
Q40: B (Your answer was B)
"To tell someone TO do something. To ask someone TO do something"
Q41: D (Your answer was A)
ATTENTIVE means you listen carefully. To be MINDFUL of the fact that you
haven't done your
homework. Mindful is not a common word. ANXIOUS means you worry a lot.
Q42: A (Your answer was A)
With phrasal verbs you have to learn the CORRECT PARTICLE AND PREPOSITION.
Q43: D (Your answer was B)
PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS. You started it in the past and you are still
doing it and you haven't
finished it yet. "I have been reading this book for two years. I have been
learning English since I was a
schoolboy"
Q44: C (Your answer was D)
After WHEN, IF, AS SOON AS do NOT use will or would. Use the present simple
to refer to future time.
"I'll talk to him when he arrives"
Q45: C (Your answer was C)
INDIRECT QUESTIONS! The main verb goes into the past if the reporting verb
is also in the past and
the word order is the same as in an ordinary sentence." Where do you live?
He asked me where I lived?
Do you smoke? He asked me if I smoked?"
Q46: D (Your answer was D)
One of the first type of IF sentences.  Present in the IF part and WILL in
the second part of the sentence
Q47: A (Your answer was A)
"This is Peter, This is my son". We introduce acquaintances and family with
THIS IS
Q48: B (Your answer was B)
"Please sit down, please help yourself, please take off your coat"  is a
polite but formal way of inviting
someone to do something.
Q49: D (Your answer was D)
You are INTERESTED in something. If you are INTERESTING people are
interested in you!  Compare
boring and bored
Q50: D (Your answer was D)
RIGHT is the only answer in conversation.
Q51: B (Your answer was B)
to HAVE a problem
Q52: A (Your answer was C)
longer THAN, bigger THAN   use THAN when you are comparing adjectives.
Q53: C (Your answer was A)
Mrs Wallace is saying that she and her husband have different ideas
Q54: A (Your answer was B)
The KIND of place. KIND is the right word here.
Q55: B (Your answer was A)
I would prefer. Mrs Wallace wants to but her husband doesn't!
Q56: A (Your answer was B)
IN THE COUNTRY is a fixed expression.
Q57: A (Your answer was A)
I want TO BE ABLE TO do something. CAN has no infinitive.
Q58: D (Your answer was D)
COULD. Mr Wallace is talking about the different POSSIBILITIES for his
wife.
Q59: B (Your answer was B)
Mrs Wallace is saying yes BUT .......
Q60: B (Your answer was C)
Chances are. With WOULD and WILL you need be. It would be easier to get a
new job in the country.
Q61: A (Your answer was A)
WOULD expresses a preference.
Q62: B (Your answer was D)
"With maintenance" MAINTENANCE means that the flat is looked after well.
Q63: A (Your answer was A)
SERVICES are the things that are provided with  a flat, repairs, removing
rubbish etc.
Q64: C (Your answer was A)
Only ROOFS can be leaky, letting in the water.  Walls are damp. This is a
question of which words you
can use together in English
Q65: B (Your answer was B)
"I am afraid" is a polite way of introducing some bad news.
Q66: B (Your answer was B)
ISN'T IT because of the use of  room "(It is) Room 118, isn't?"
Q67: B (Your answer was B)
WELL is used to start an answer in many English conversations. It is used
to help thinking time
Q68: C (Your answer was C)
HAVE is the correct word here. The other words are not used in this
context.
Q69: D (Your answer was D)
"I don't want to argue" is a polite way of saying that you are angry [You
do want to argue!]
Q70: A (Your answer was B)
CORRESPONDENCE means all letters between Mr Graham's firm and the hotel.
Q71: C (Your answer was C)
"To book someone into a room. To reserve a room for someone."
Q72: B (Your answer was C)
SINGLE ROOM is the only possible answer.
Q73: A (Your answer was D)
I APPRECIATE means that Mr Graham accepts that it is the mistake of his
company and not the mistake
of the hotel.
Q74: D (Your answer was D)
"Are you sure there isn't anything... Are you sure there's nothing..."
Q75: A (Your answer was A)
"To travel or fly a long DISTANCE or a long way"
Q76: C (Your answer was C)
"There's absolutely nothing left! There really is nothing left at all!"
Q77: A (Your answer was A)
TO HAVE A WORD WITH SOMEONE means to speak to someone with something
particular to say
Q78: B (Your answer was D)
I WOULD APPRECIATE IT is a formal and polite way of saying thank you.
Q79: C (Your answer was A)
To be DESPERATE to do something, means to want something very much indeed.
It's really hot today,
I'm desperate for a glass of water!
Q80: B (Your answer was B)
LEAVE IT WITH ME.  You can say this when you are happy to take
responsibility for doing something.
 
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ABOUT COLCHESTER ENGLISH STUDY CENTRE
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COLCHESTER
Colchester is a small University town 80 km North East of London ~ 45 minutes by train, one and half hours from London Heathrow. It is a very beautiful town and students are very happy here because there are so many
facilities and good entertainment. It is very famous for being the oldest town in England.
 
COLCHESTER ENGLISH STUDY CENTRE
This is the only English Language School in Colchester and it was founded  twenty-six years ago by Oxford University Press. We have twenty classrooms, video in every room, a video library, a multi-media centre with free E-Mail facilities, library and listening Centre,  Internet access, a restaurant and beautiful garden.  We also arrange courses for children and young people in homestay and in residential accommodation
 
******* RECOGNISED BY THE BRITISH COUNCIL*******
 
CLIENTS INCLUDE
German Foreign Office, British Council, French Ministry of Education, Fiat, ICI, Italian Airforce, Sony, Deutsche Bank, Iberia, Volvo, Hoechst, Norwegian Civil Service, Belgian Foreign Service, Bayer, Hoechst and many similar companies..
 
PLEASE WRITE NOW FOR A BROCHURE IF YOU DID NOT REQUEST ONE FROM THE WEB SITE!
 
ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES
We organise courses at seven levels.
 
The maximum group size is 13 [average is 10].
 
Each level lasts 8 weeks but you can stay for only two weeks if you want.
In the summer many students stay two or three weeks You can start when you like but we recommend the dates at the beginning of each month. All lessons last 50 minutes. You can choose options in Business English or
International Affairs We also organise examination courses and a course called English for Academic Study for students who want to learn English for Study. Some students also choose to have extra private lessons.
 
SOCIAL PROGRAMME
There is a free daily social programme - clubs, tea-parties etc. and we have table-tennis, snooker and garden games. There is a free party every Thursday evening.
 
PRICES ~  MAIN COURSES
 
!!!!PRICES IN 1997 will be the same in 1998!!!
 
1997  PRICES ~  MAIN COURSES
ENGLISH PLUS MAIN COURSE   [20 X 50 minute lessons a week]
GBP 151 per student per week  from  1 January  to 27 June or from 29
September  to 26 December
GBP 151 per student per week for students who enrol for ten weeks or more
GBP 172 per student per week from 30 June to 26 September
 
ENGLISH PLUS  MAIN COURSE WITH ONE OPTION [25 X 50 minute
lessons a
week]
GBP 173.50 per student per week  from  2 January  to 28 June or from 30
September to 27 December
GBP 173.50 per student per week for students who enrol for ten weeks or
more
GBP 197.50 per student per week from 30 June to 26 September
 
ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC STUDY
This programme is for students who wish to study in English. We are also an
 
IELTS Centre where students can take an exam in Academic English which is
recognised by all British Universities.
 
GBP 173.50 per student per week  from  2 January  to 28 June or from 30
September to 27 December
GBP 173.50 per student per week for students who enrol for ten weeks or
more
GBP 197.50 per student per week from 30 June to 26 September
 
CAMBRIDGE EXAMINATION COURSES  [20  lessons a week ]
GBP 140 per student per week for ten weeks or more between  March and
June or between  September and December Free examination registration included in this programme.
WE ARE AN EXAMINATION CENTRE
 
SPECIALISED INDIVIDUAL LESSONS TAKEN IN ADDITION TO ENGLISH PLUS
GBP 22.50  per lesson  from   1 January  to 27 June or from 29 September to 26 December GBP 25.50  per lesson  from 30 June to 26 September
 
TEACHERS COURSES [25 lessons]
GBP 630 per three week course
 
ONE - TO - ONE PROGRAMMES [20 to 35 lessons]
GBP 32.50 per lesson  from 1 January  to 27 June or from 29 September to 26 DecemberGBP 35.50  per lesson  from 30 June to 26 September
 
ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation is single accommodation with carefully chosen local families and costs only GBP 70 per student per week for half-board [no weekday lunches]  GBP 72 in 1998
 
WE RECOMMEND FAMILY ACCOMMODATION AS BEING THE MOST EFFECTIVE FOR STUDENT'S ENGLISH AS WELL AS BEING EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY
 
*****The fees are totally inclusive and include the following. There are no other charges*****
 
Books and teaching materials, All teaching services, Welfare services,Free social programme, Use of all facilities,  Registration End of course certificate,  Counselling services, Reporting services
 
HOW DO I ENROL ON A CESC COURSE ?
Choose the course you would like to follow from the information in the brochure (or above),  Complete the enrolment form in English where you can , Send the enrolment form with your deposit direct to CESC or to your local, representative who will be responsible for all booking arrangements
 
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT ?
We write to confirm your booking on your chosen course. Details of our accommodation and how to get here will be sent to you before the start of your course.
 
STARTING  DATES  1997
ENGLISH PLUS MAIN COURSE
ENGLISH PLUS MAIN COURSE WITH AN OPTION
ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC STUDY
 
  6 January  3 February  3 March  *1 April    *6 May  2 June  30 June    28 July  1 September  29 September  27 October  24 November
 
****** IMPORTANT: Students are recommended to start on these dates but they may start at other times. We do not recommend starting towards the end of a course month ******
 
CAMBRIDGE EXAMINATION COURSES
3  March [1 April]  1 September  [29 September] Students may also  start on English Plus and then transfer to the examination courses if they wish
 
TEACHERS COURSES                   30 June        28 July
 
ONE-TO-ONE COURSES                 Students may start on any Monday
 
ACCOMMODATION
Family accommodation - single study bedroom, all meals excluding weekday lunches. Basic laundry included.  The Centre requires one week's notice for any  change in accommodation. Students usually arrive on the Sunday before the  start of their course. Other prices in 1996 - Guest house and Bed and Breakfast from GBP 30 per night. Hotel from GBP 50 per night with breakfast.
Houses and flats are not available to rent for less than six  months.
Students must leave the Centre's accommodation when their course has finished.
 
GENERAL CONDITIONS
Insurance: Students are not  insured by Colchester English Study Centre against, illness, accident, theft, damage or loss of personal effects and Colchester English Study Centre cannot accept responsibility in the event of such occurrences. Colchester English Study Centre is fully insured against all public liability.
 
Personal insurance cover is, however, essential for all students. Students should check whether their country's government health service has any reciprocal arrangement with the British National Health Service. Ensure
that your medical insurance covers all possible emergencies Attendance, punctuality and personal discipline: The Centre requires all registered students to attend all timetabled classes at the given time.  The Centre has
the right to refuse admission to the school of a student who is found to be infringing the Centre's and ARELS' regulations.
 
PAYMENT CONDITIONS
1. A payment of GBP 100 must be paid when you register
2. All course fees must be paid before the course starts or four weeks in advance on longer courses
3. In case of cancellation, the deposit will not be refunded.
4. The Centre cannot refund fees, except in an emergency, illness or bereavement
5. Students wishing to take a holiday from their course must give at least four weeks' notice.
 
PAYMENT METHOD
1. In sterling  cash on arrival.
2. By Eurocheques not exceeding GBP 200
3. A cheque drawn on a bank in Britain for sterling pounds [any amount]
4. Travellers cheques [endorsed to Lexden Centre [Oxford] Ltd if sent by post.
5. Through an International Bank using a Sterling cheque
6. Direct transfer but please note that all charges made by the bank must be paid for by the student.
7. The Centre cannot accept credit cards
 
 When making payment, please quote student name, course name and arrival date.
 
BANK DETAILS
Coutts and Co,  15 Lombard Street London EC 3VA 9AU, England
Account No: 365 14281  Account: Lexden Centre (Oxford) Ltd
Sort Code  18-00-01
 
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ENROLMENT FORM
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CHOOSE YOUR COURSE
 
ENGLISH PLUS MAIN COURSE   [20 lessons]
 
I will start on ________ and leave on_______  I will stay for ______ weeks.
 
ENGLISH PLUS  MAIN COURSE WITH ONE OPTION [25 lessons]
 
I will start on ________ and leave on_______  I will stay for ______ weeks.
 
Choose one option
English for International  Business ___
English for International  Affairs____
 
INDIVIDUAL LESSONS TAKEN IN ADDITION TO ENGLISH PLUS
 
I would like ______ private lessons a  week from ______[starting date] to __________[finishing date]. The content of these private lessons should be
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC STUDY [ 25 Lessons]
I will start on  _________ leave on __________ and stay ___________
weeks.
 
I need  to follow English for Academic  Study because _______________________________________________________
 
What is your special  subject?_______________________________________
 
I need to take the IELTS examination ____CESC is an official IELTS Centre
 
CAMBRIDGE EXAMINATION COURSES  [20  lessons ]
Choose one exam only
Key English Test      Level 3
Preliminary  Level 4
First Certificate    Level 5
Advanced    Level 6
Proficiency   Level 7
 
I will start on ________ and leave on _____ I will stay for ______ weeks.
 
TEACHERS COURSES [25 lessons]
1 July       29 July
 
A detailed questionnaire will be sent  to you about your teaching situation after your registration
 
ONE - TO - ONE PROGRAMMES [20 to 35 lessons]
I would like to start on Monday ______ and take _______ lessons a week for _____________ weeks.
 
 My special field of interest and my special needs are
_____________________________________________________________
 
ACCOMMODATION
Do you require  family accommodation ?  ____ Do you smoke ? _____
If you smoke are you prepared to live with a family that will not allow you to smoke in the house ?  ____
Please send me details of hotel and guest house accommodation
Other information which will help choose the best accommodation for you
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
PERSONAL DETAILS
 
Family name:___________________________________________________
Mr  Mrs Miss Ms Rank /Title
 
First names:
_____________________________________________________________
 
Age:_______ Date of birth:________Nationality: _________________
 
Mother tongue: _____________ Occupation: ______________________
 
Home address:_______________________________________________
 
___________________________________________________________
 
Telephone:__________________          Fax:_________________________
 
ACADEMIC INFORMATION
 
How long have you studied English ?
 
_____________________________________________________
 
What examinations have you passed
 
_____________________________________________________
 
Which level class do you think we should put you in ?
(Your test level result is Level 4)
 
Level
1 - beginner
2 - elementary
3 - lower intermediate
4 - intermediate
5 - higher intermediate
6 - advanced
7 - very advanced
 
TRANSFERS
 
Please arrange a taxi to meet me at the airport  _____    (GBP 55 - GBP 75)
per transfer
 
Flight details
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
I will arrange my own transfer to Colchester    _____
 
If you need a letter of acceptance to obtain your British student visa, please tick (   ) here
 
How did you hear about Colchester English Study Centre ?
_____________________________________________________________
 
PAYMENT
 
[   ]  I am enclosing my deposit of GBP 100.00
[   ]  I have arranged for my deposit to be sent to your bank
[   ]  I will pay the balance of my fees [or the fees for the first four weeks] when I arrive
[   ]  Please send an invoice so I may transfer the fees to your bank before I arrive.
 
I understand and accept all  conditions on registration, payment and studying at
Colchester English Study Centre.
 
Signed _________________________________________
 
Date: __________________________________________
 
PLEASE MAKE A COPY FOR YOURSELF OF ALL THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THIS FORM. SEND THIS FORM TO OUR REPRESENTATIVE AGENT OR TO THE REGISTRAR, COLCHESTER ENGLISH STUDY CENTRE,  19 LEXDEN ROAD, COLCHESTER CO3 3PW, ENGLAND
TEL:  +44  [0] 1206   44422
FAX:  +44  [0] 1206   761849
EMAIL : CESC@compuserve.com