8th grade: Correction of the Second Written Test

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Group A                                

I Turn the sentences into passive but keep the tense:

  1. The police arrested 50 people at the protest on Monday. 5o people were arrested by the police at the protest on Monday.
  2. They  have cancelled the meeting. The meeting has been cancelled.
  3. My dad cleans the garage once a week. The garage is cleaned by my dad once a week.
  4. They are building a new bridge near here. A new bridge is being built here.
  5. Someone would sign the documents. The documents would be signed.
  6. The speakers will use English at the conference. English will be used by the speakers at the conference.

 

II Write a dialogue for the following situation:

  1. Your aunt and uncle are coming for dinner and your parents want you to stay home in the evening but you promised your friends you are going to the sports center with them.

Possible answer:

You: Mum, dad, can I go to the sports center with my friends this evening?

Dad: Your aunt and uncle are coming for dinner and you should stay home this evening.

You: But, dad, I promised my friends and they will be disappointed with me. We are playing a game of table tennis.

Dad: But you haven’t seen your aunt and uncle for 5 months and it’ll be really rude if you leave.

You: But, Dad, I also promised my friends. I didn’t know they were coming for dinner. Mum, please… I’do whatever you want. I’ll do the housework whole next week and I’ll take Snoopy for a walk.

Mum: What about staying half the evening with your aunt and uncle and joining your friends a little bit later?

Dad: I think that’s OK with me. And of course, you have to do what you promised next week.

You: Fair enough. Thank you.

2. You want to play basketball but your friend wants to play football.

You: Would you mind playing basketball with me this afternoon?

Your friend: Oh, I’d rather play football today. We played basketball yesterday.

You: Oh, come on. You know I prefer basketball. I’ll help you with your English project in return.

Your friend: OK, let’s play basketball again but after that you are coming home with me to help me finish my English project.

You: OK, I agree. Now, let’s play basketball.

 

 

III Use an appropriate phrasal verb in each sentence:

  1. Pick up your dirty socks from the floor, will you?
  2. Nobody likes him. He thinks he’s the best. He always looks down on people.
  3. When are you going to give back that book to Maya?
  4. Don’t forget to turn off / switch off the cooker before you go out.
  5. They get on / get off / wait for the bus at this bus stop.
  6. Wait for me! Don’t go without me!

 

IV Complete the sentences with one word connected with money.

  1. When you buy things in another country, you need to use foreign currency.
  2. Coins are money made from metal.
  3. Gold and silver are precious metals: they are worth a lot of money.
  4. When the banks are closed, you can use a card to get money from a cash machine.
  5. Barter is a system of exchanging goods without money.

 

V Make questions for the underlined words.

  1. I am going to the cafe with my best friend.  Who are you going to the cafe with?
  2. Bryansk is 350 kmfrom Moscow. How far is Bryansk from Moscow?
  3. They were married for 40 years.     How long were they married? For how many years were they married?
  4. We are staying at the Park Hotel.    Where are you staying?
  5. They left last Tuesday.   When did they leave?
  6. He was learning Biology.  What was he learning?

 

VI Translate into English:

1.učitelj   a teacher 2. vozač kamiona   a lorry driver    3. zidar   a bricklayer   4. stjuardesa   a flight attendant  5.medicinska sestra   a nurse  6.kuvar   a chef     7. veterinar   a vet

VII Read the text. Are these sentences true or false.

The text was taken from The British Council’s site learn English Teens. You can read the text by clicking on the following link:

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Check your understanding: true or false
Circle True or False for these sentences.

Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghiardelli Square and Pier 39 are all in San Francisco.

2.The Golden Gate Bridge is the shortest suspension bridge in the world.

3.Alcatraz is still a prison today.

4.You can see a surfboard damaged in a shark attack in the museum in Santa Cruz.

5.Ice-skating is a popular activity on Venice Beach.

6.You can meet real film stars at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood.

7.The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles is dedicated to music and dance.

8.Space Mountain is the name of one of the hotels in Disneyland.

Answers:
1. True
2. False
3. False
4. True
5. False
6. False
7. True
8. False

Group B                                     

I Turn the sentences into passive but keep the tense:

  1. This machine packs the cookies automatically. The cookies are packed automatically by this machine.
  2. They have sent all the packages by plane. All the packages have been sent by plane.
  3. They forbid smoking in this restaurant. Smoking is forbidden in this restaurant.
  4. My parents are painting our house at the moment. My house is being painted by my parents at the moment.
  5. The manager held a brief meeting this morning. A brief meeting was held by the manager this morning.
  6. The Prime Minister was giving a speech at that moment. A speech was being given by the Prime Minister at that moment.

 

II Write a dialogue for the following situation:

  1. You want to go to the cinema with your friends but you’ve spent all your pocket money. Ask your parents to give you some extra money.

Possible answer:

You: Mum, can I go to the cinema with my friends?

Mum: Of course, why not?

You: Mum, can I get some pocket money?

Mum: No, you got your pocket money 2 days ago.

You: But I’ve already spent it. We went to the pizza hut last night and I really wanted to eat some pizza. Mum, please, give me some extra money and I promise I’ll do the dishes every day next week.

Mum: Oh, OK. I’ll give you some but next time spend your money more carefully.

2. You want to go away for the weekend but you cannot take your dog with you. Ask a friend to look after your dog at the weekend.

Possible answer:

You: George, would you mind looking after Rover at the weekend? I’m going on a trip and I cannot take him with me.

George: But my cousin is staying with me this weekend and I’m going to be busy.

You: Oh, George, please. Rover really likes you and I only trust you. Last time, you were really great with him. I promise I’ll do whatever you want in return.

George: OK, but when you come back you’re taking me to dinner.

You: OK, I agree. Thanks. 

 

 

III Use an appropriate phrasal verb in each sentence:

  1. Do you think you could look after my kids while I am the doctor’s?
  2. You should get off the bus at the next bus stop. Mike is going to wait for you there.
  3. Get in the taxi, we’re late.
  4. It’s dark in here. Turn on /switch on the lights.
  5. He lost his wallet. He had to look for it.
  6. We don’t need these old shoes. You can throw  them away.

 

IV Complete the sentences with one word connected with money.

  1. When you pay for something, the shop gives you a receipt to show you paid.
  2. Notes are money made from paper.
  3. The modern way to buy things is to pay automatically using credit cards instead of money.
  4. Counterfeiting is making fake money.
  5. A cash machine is called ‘’a hole in the wall’’ by some people.

 

V Make questions for the underlined words.

  1. She is watering the plants  What is she doing?
  2. She won’t go to the party because she’s too tired.       Why won’t she go to the party?
  3. The film is on at 8 o’clock.   When is the film on?
  4. Marco’s broken the vase.  What has Marco broken?
  5. They stayed there for 2 weeks.   How long did they stay there?
  6. He is 35 years old.  How old is he?

 

VI Translate into English:

1. vozač taksija   a taxi driver 2. frizer   a hair dresser  3. čistač  a cleaner   4. pekar   a baker  5. doktor   a doctor 6.pilot  a pilot   7. policajac a policeman / a police officer

 VII Read the text and circle all the holidays that answer the question.

The text was taken from The British Council’s site Learn English Teens. You can read the text by clicking on the following link:

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  1. On which holiday(s) can you see animals?

Activity holidays        Polar expeditions        Cultural journeys       Trekking tours        Wildlife holidays

  1. On which holiday(s) do you need to be reasonably fit?

Activity holidays        Polar expeditions        Cultural journeys       Trekking tours        Wildlife holidays

  1. On which holiday(s) can you meet local people?

Activity holidays        Polar expeditions        Cultural journeys       Trekking tours        Wildlife holidays

  1. On which holiday(s) can you go camping?

Activity holidays        Polar expeditions        Cultural journeys       Trekking tours        Wildlife holidays

  1. On which holiday(s) might you go up a mountain?

Activity holidays        Polar expeditions        Cultural journeys       Trekking tours        Wildlife holidays

  1. On which holiday(s) might you need special clothes or shoes?

Activity holidays        Polar expeditions        Cultural journeys       Trekking tours        Wildlife holidays

  1. Which of these holidays would you be interested in? Why?

Answers:

  1. Activity holidays, Polar expeditions and Wildlife holidays
    2. Trekking tours
    3. Cultural journeys
    4. Trekking tours and Wildlife holidays
    5. Activity holidays and Trekking tours
    6. Activity holidays, Polar expeditions and Trekking tours
 
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8th grade: Preparation for the 2nd Written Test

I Turn the sentences into passive:

  1. They  have cancelled the meeting.
  2. My dad cleans the garage once a week.
  3. They are building a new bridge near here.
  4. The police arrested 50 people at the protest on Monday.
  5. Someone will translate this book into the German language.
  6. Michael was writing a report at 5 pm yesterday.
  7. They would write a note.
  8. This machine packs the cookies automatically.
  9. They have sent all the packages by plane.
  10. They forbid smoking in this restaurant.
  11. My parents are painting our house at the moment.
  12. The manager held a brief meeting this morning.
  13. They will invite 200 people to the wedding.
  14. Someone check the temperature three times a week.
  15. About 100 people are attending the exhibition at the moment.

II Write a dialogue for each situation. Make a request or ask for a permission by following the pattern:

Speaker A

Speaker B
1.Make a request
2.State an objection
3.Propose a solution to the problem
4.Accept or refuse the solution
5.End the conversation

Use phrases such as:

  • Can I…?
  • Is it all right if I…?
  • Do you think you could…?
  • Could you …?
  • Would you  mind + V – ing?

For example:

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Father and son talking

 

A: Dad?

B: Yes?

A: There is going to be a school sailing trip next year. Can I go? It’s in June.

B: How much is it going to cost? It might be expensive.

A: I don’t know, but I’m sure it won’t be too much. All my friends are going. Oh, please. I’ve always wanted to go sailing.

B: OK, but we’ll have to see how much it’s going to be first.

A: OK,  thank you. Mr Harrison is going to give us all the details tomorrow.

Situations:

  1. You want to go to the cinema with your friends but you’ve spent all your pocket money. Ask your parents to give you some extra money.
  2. You want to go away for the weekend but you cannot take your dog with you. Ask a friend to look after  your dog at the weekend.
  3. You want to play basketball but your friend wants to play football.
  4. You want to watch a horror film but your friend is scared of them and she/ he wants to watch a comedy.
  5. Your aunt and uncle are coming for dinner and your parents want you to stay home in the evening but you promised your friends your are going to the sports center with them.

III Use an appropriate phrasal verb in each sentence.

  1. I want to watch the news. Could you t________ o__ the TV, please?
  2. P_______ u___ your dirty socks from the floor, will you?
  3. Please, t_______ d___ the volume, I can’t hear you.
  4. Kids, s_______ d_____. We can start the lesson now.
  5. I love my dad very much. He is my idol. I really l_______ u____ t____ him.
  6. Nobody likes him. He thinks he’s the best. He always l______ d____ o____ other people.
  7. Do you think you could l_______ a_____ my kids while I am the doctor’s?
  8. You should g_____ o____ the bus at the next bus stop. Mike is going to wait for you there.
  9. G_______ i___ the taxi, we’re late.
  10. I’ve borrowed a book from the library. I should g______ b____ next month.

IV Translate into English:

  1. račun
  2. ček
  3. novčanice
  4. keš
  5. strana valuta
  6. bankovna kartica
  7. bankomat
  8. novčići
  9. falsifikator
  10. falsifikovanje
  11. trampa
  12. plemeniti metali
  13. trgovac
  14. trgovina
  15. plaćati elektronskim putem

V Make questions for the underlined words.

  1. I saw her in the theatre.
  2. Marco’s broken the vase.
  3. I am going to the cafe with my best friend.
  4. Bryansk is 350 km from Moscow.
  5. They were married for 40 years.
  6. The film is on at 8 o’clock.
  7. There are 25 students in my class.
  8. I like the blue shirt, not the red one. (Which one….?)
  9. She is watering the plants now.
  10. She won’t go to the party because she’s too tired.

VI Translate into English.

  1. medicinska sestra
  2. stjuardesa
  3. vozač kamiona
  4. nastavnik
  5. zidar
  6. policajac
  7. električar
  8. veterinar
  9. sekreatrica
  10. lekar
  11. auto-mehaničar