English Test – Grade 8

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ENGLISH ONLINE TEST - GRADE 8

(Time: 45 minutes)


English Online Test - Grade 8

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I. Listen and circle the sports in the box that the children are talking about.

 

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II. Listen to Ana and Sofia talking about a film. Choose the correct words to complete the summary of the conversation.

 

Rise of the Guardians is an (1) action / adventure story about a group of superheroes who are all characters from children’s (2) games / stories. They fight to save the world from an (3) evil / angry villain called Pitch. Pitch wants to (4) fight / frighten the children of the world and (5) steal / see the things that they believe are true. The superheroes have to fight to protect the children from danger. The story is set in lots of imaginary places and there is a scene where one of the heroes goes to Antarctica.

Sofia said that she would (6) recommend / remember the film for other people to see, but not young children. The film has a good plot but it is quite difficult to understand in parts.

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III. Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.

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III. Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.

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III. Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.

3.

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III. Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.

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III. Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.

5.

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IV. Choose the correct answer to complete each of the following sentences.

  1. The match _____________ by the time we ____________ at the stadium.

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IV. Choose the correct answer to complete each of the following sentences.

  1. My mother has dark curly hair and ________________.

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IV. Choose the correct answer to complete each of the following sentences.

3. Horse-drawn buses _______________ by buses with petrol engines.

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IV. Choose the correct answer to complete each of the following sentences.

4. There were lots of events going on at the same time, but everything __________ very well organized.

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IV. Choose the correct answer to complete each of the following sentences.

5. It started to rain heavily while I _____________ at the bus stop.

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IV. Choose the correct answer to complete each of the following sentences.

6. The workers ______________ the windows for several hours.

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IV. Choose the correct answer to complete each of the following sentences.

7. Do people in the countryside live ____________ than those in the city?

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IV. Choose the correct answer to complete each of the following sentences.

8. The man ___________ next to me is very smart.

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IV. Choose the correct answer to complete each of the following sentences.

9. I like ____________ sugar in my tea.

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IV. Choose the correct answer to complete each of the following sentences.

10. Do you always try clothes ___________ before you buy them?

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V. Write the phrases in the correct places in the text.

A. a few of them
B. a little salt
C. a lot of energy
D. a large amount of meat
E. lots of sugar
F. several things

We hear a lof of advice about foods that are ‘good’ for you and foods that are ‘bad’ for you, but the truth is that you can include most foods in your diet as long as you get the blance right. To get a balanced diet, there are (1) ___ you need to consider.

First, you need to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Just to think of ‘five a day’: in other words, you should eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.

Second, as teenagers, you’re growing, so you need (2) ___. This is why you also need to eat starchy carbohydrates, like bread, rice and pasta. Don’t go for (3) ___ or fatty things; they do not give you the nutrients you need. Only eat (4) ___; try to avoid salty, fatty snacks like crisps. (5) ___ in your diet is enough.

Third, you should eat food containing calcium, either dairy products or dark green vegetables, oranges, almonds, bread, etc. Finally, you need two to three portions of foods rich in protein. But you don’t need to eat (6) ___ or fish because you can also find protein in foods such as eggs, nuts and pulses.

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VI. Read the text and answer the questions.

The Paralypic Games

The Paralympic Games is one of the largest international sports events in the world. It takes place every two years alongside the summer and winter Olympic Games. These elite sportsmen and women are the best at their sport, despite the fact that evey one of them has a disability.

It started when a German doctor organized a sports competition for 2nd World War soldiers at the 1984 London Olympic Games. These soldiers had injuries to their spines, but they were excellent wheelchair athletes. The doctor wanted to show their talents alongside the skills of the Olympic athletes. The Paralympic Games grew from this competition.

Today, in the 21st century Paralympic Games, there are thousands of worl-class athletes from nearly 150 different countries. Paralympians compete on the track in wheelchair racing and on blades; in swimming and rowing events in the water; in wheelchair basketball and rugby on a court; skiing on mountain slopes and cycling in the velodrome. There are many more events too. The focus of the Games is always on what the athletes can achieve and never on their disabilities.

  1. What is the Paralympic Games?

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VI. Read the text and answer the questions.

The Paralypic Games

The Paralympic Games is one of the largest international sports events in the world. It takes place every two years alongside the summer and winter Olympic Games. These elite sportsmen and women are the best at their sport, despite the fact that evey one of them has a disability.

It started when a German doctor organized a sports competition for 2nd World War soldiers at the 1984 London Olympic Games. These soldiers had injuries to their spines, but they were excellent wheelchair athletes. The doctor wanted to show their talents alongside the skills of the Olympic athletes. The Paralympic Games grew from this competition.

Today, in the 21st century Paralympic Games, there are thousands of worl-class athletes from nearly 150 different countries. Paralympians compete on the track in wheelchair racing and on blades; in swimming and rowing events in the water; in wheelchair basketball and rugby on a court; skiing on mountain slopes and cycling in the velodrome. There are many more events too. The focus of the Games is always on what the athletes can achieve and never on their disabilities.

  1. What do Paralympic athletes have in common?

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VI. Read the text and answer the questions.

The Paralypic Games

The Paralympic Games is one of the largest international sports events in the world. It takes place every two years alongside the summer and winter Olympic Games. These elite sportsmen and women are the best at their sport, despite the fact that evey one of them has a disability.

It started when a German doctor organized a sports competition for 2nd World War soldiers at the 1984 London Olympic Games. These soldiers had injuries to their spines, but they were excellent wheelchair athletes. The doctor wanted to show their talents alongside the skills of the Olympic athletes. The Paralympic Games grew from this competition.

Today, in the 21st century Paralympic Games, there are thousands of worl-class athletes from nearly 150 different countries. Paralympians compete on the track in wheelchair racing and on blades; in swimming and rowing events in the water; in wheelchair basketball and rugby on a court; skiing on mountain slopes and cycling in the velodrome. There are many more events too. The focus of the Games is always on what the athletes can achieve and never on their disabilities.

  1. How many countries compete in the Paralympic Games today?

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VI. Read the text and answer the questions.

The Paralypic Games

The Paralympic Games is one of the largest international sports events in the world. It takes place every two years alongside the summer and winter Olympic Games. These elite sportsmen and women are the best at their sport, despite the fact that evey one of them has a disability.

It started when a German doctor organized a sports competition for 2nd World War soldiers at the 1984 London Olympic Games. These soldiers had injuries to their spines, but they were excellent wheelchair athletes. The doctor wanted to show their talents alongside the skills of the Olympic athletes. The Paralympic Games grew from this competition.

Today, in the 21st century Paralympic Games, there are thousands of worl-class athletes from nearly 150 different countries. Paralympians compete on the track in wheelchair racing and on blades; in swimming and rowing events in the water; in wheelchair basketball and rugby on a court; skiing on mountain slopes and cycling in the velodrome. There are many more events too. The focus of the Games is always on what the athletes can achieve and never on their disabilities.

  1. Find five types of sports that you can see at the Paralympic Games.

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VII. Put the words in order to make correct sentences.

1. subjects / most / you / which / this / have / enjoyed / term / ?

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VII. Put the words in order to make correct sentences.

2. the / when / made / hot-air balloon / was / first / ?

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VII. Put the words in order to make correct sentences.

3. camping / staying / more / than / is / hotel / in / enjoybale / a / much / .

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VII. Put the words in order to make correct sentences.

4. after / they / came / finished / back / work / they / home / had / the / .

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VII. Put the words in order to make correct sentences.

5. know / the / lives / upstairs / woman / who / I / .

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