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ESL competition for eight graders (example, 1998)

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Opstinsko takmicenje iz engleskog jezika, 1998


Pripremila Biljana Mihajlovic

I           FILL IN THE BLANKS

            If you think that no word is needed, put a *.

A

In  15th century many explorers wanted to find  shorter way to India. Italian sailor Christopher Columbus thought he could reach it by sailing west. On  3rd of August, 1492, Columbus was given three ships for  trip. This is how   New World was discovered.

B

Yesterday my brother and I were quarrelling. He got mad and threw a book  me. The book hit a vase. It fell and broke  pieces.  that moment our mother came  the room. She said nothing. She only looked  us angrily. We left the room  silence.


II         COMPLETE THE POEM BY PUTTING IN THE SHORT FORMS OF THE WORDS:

 we have / I will / there is / that is

Mother,  a strange man

waiting at the door.

Shall I give him what he wants

or send him on his way?

OK,  give him 5 p

Say  all  got today.


III     THERE IS ONE MISTAKE IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES. FIND IT AND WRITE THE CORRECTED SENTENCE BELOW.

1. Where did you go last morning?


2. As I have not got any car, I shall come by bus.


3. Do you like hearing music?


4. Ann needn’t work hard, because she finds English easily.


5. What does it like?


6. Which kind of work would you like to do one day?



IV     ASK

1. who   come   home   late


2. where    the    bus    stopped


3. why   I   was   crying


 

V       COMPLETE THE SENTENCES. USE THE CORRECT FORM OF THE WORDS IN BRACKETS.

A

        Yesterday I went to the zoo and saw grey  (wolf) with little  (puppy). Only a few meters away a herd of  (deer) was resting in the shade. Some wild  (goose) were swimming in the nearby pond. It was a lovely sight.

        B

        Barbara Walter is a successful writer. She was only 16 when she  (win) her first prize. She  (got) several awards since then. She  (now work) on a new book.  (write), as you know,  (always be) her main preoccupation in life.

 

VI        CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER (a, b or c)

1. What ________ to her?

       did happen                  have happened                    happened

2. John is always on holiday. He ________ to Budva.

        is gone                        has gone                            was gone

3. We never write a letter in red ink, ________?

 do we not                  do we                                 don’t we

4. How ________ now? Better than last night?

 are you feeling           you feel                              you are feeling

5. It’s a lovely afternoon. Let’s go  ________.

 swim                         to swimming                       swimming

6. You do not eat the right things. You eat  ________ junk food.

 too much                   lot of                                   plenty