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  1. 1. PRUEBA DE PRÁCTICA PPAA 2011 Grado 8 INGLÉSNombre del estudiante: _________________________________
  2. 2. Todos los derechos de reproducción y divulgación están reservados por el Departamento de Educación de Puerto Rico, 2011.
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  4. 4. Instrucciones Antes de empezar la prueba, tu maestro o maestra te ayudará a contestar unos ejemplos. Los ejemplos son para que entiendas lo que tienes que hacer una vez comiences la prueba. También te indicará cómo ennegrecer los círculos de la hoja de contestaciones para que tu contestación sea válida. Sigue todas las sugerencias y lee con mucha atención. A continuación verás un ejemplo de la hoja de contestaciones y lo que debes hacer para contestar.Instrucciones para ennegrecer las respuestas de preguntas de selección múltiple• Usa lápiz núm. 2 solamente.• No uses lápiz mecánico, tinta ni bolígrafo.• Llena el círculo por completo.• Borra por completo cualquier respuesta que desees cambiar.• No hagas marcas o líneas en esta hoja. Incorrecto Incorrecto CorrectoInstrucciones para contestar las preguntas de respuesta extendida• Usa lápiz solamente.• No uses lápiz mecánico, tinta ni bolígrafo.• Asegúrate de contestar todas las partes de la pregunta.• Escribe solamente dentro del recuadro.Copiar o reproducir sin autorización cualquier parte de esta página es ilegal. PARA
  5. 5. Grade 8 Page 1 English Samples This is the English Test of the PPAA for Grade 8. On this test, you will show how well you can understand and use English. The test has three sections: Listening, Reading, and Writing. For each question, mark the letter of the correct answer on your answer sheet. Look at sample question A. ● Choose the word that belongs in the blank. A Yesterday, I my backpack at school. A leave B leaves C leaving *D left The correct answer is D, left. On your answer sheet, you can see that D is filled in. Now do the next sample on your own. Read the question and choose the correct answer. Then, mark the letter of the correct answer on your answer sheet. ● Choose the subject of the sentence. B He likes chocolate ice cream. A He B likes C chocolate D ice cream The correct answer is A, He. The circle for A should be filled in on your answer sheet.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. STOP
  6. 6. Page 2 ●●● LISTENING ●●● Grade 8 - EnglishIn this section of the test, you will show how well you understand spoken English. The Listening sectionhas three parts. Part One Directions: In this part of the test, you will listen to a short dialogue or paragraph. You will then listen to a question about the dialogue or paragraph followed by four answer choices. Mark the letter of the correct answer on your answer sheet.● Which password is written correctly?1 ● What job will the students be performing 3 this summer? A Morning08 A collecting plant samples B Ilovecomputers B working with four other students C 783-2519 C meeting with a science teacher D mybirth98 D studying the rainforest● At which two cross streets is the Pablo2 Casals Museum located? A Sol Street and Calle Cruz B Calle de Cristo and Calle San Sebastián C Calle de Cristo and Calle Cruz D Plaza San José and Calle San SebastiánPRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  7. 7. Grade 8 - English ●●● LISTENING ●●● Page 3● What does Susana mean?4 ● What do all thehave inmentioned in the 5 announcement items common? A She doesn’t like singing. A They all have the same price. B She also doesn’t like the song. B They all come in one-pound C She doesn’t know the song. containers. D She doesn’t like music, either. C They are all types of fruit. D They are all found in different departments.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  8. 8. Page 4 ●●● LISTENING ●●● Grade 8 - English Part Two Directions: In this part of the test, you will listen to a short conversation or a passage followed by a question and four answer choices. Mark the letter of the correct answer on your answer sheet.● Why are students looking at blood cells?6 ● In what way do these two statements 8 DIFFER? A to better understand how blood cells look A One believes we need to take vitamins, while the other believes we can get all B to learn how the microscope works our nutrition from the food we eat. C to watch how red blood cells B One says we will get sick if we take function too many vitamins, while the other D to learn how to prepare a glass slide says we will get sick if we don’t take for a microscope enough vitamins. C They both say we should take vitamins, but one says we should take more than the other does. D They both argue that people need to● What is one difference between Jon and7 Marissa’s experiences? study nutrition, but one is more convincing than the other. A Jon is speaking of past events, but Marissa is speaking of future and present. B Jon loves to surf, but Marissa does not. C Jon does not like to surf, but Marissa loves to. ● How are beluga whales and bottlenose 9 dolphins different? D Jon has two friends, but Marissa does not. A Bottlenose dolphins are considered to be fish, but beluga whales are mammals. B Bottlenose dolphins are warm-blooded, but beluga whales are cold-blooded. C Bottlenose dolphins eat fish one at a time, but beluga whales eat many fish at once. D Bottlenose dolphins chase fish, but beluga whales like to strike fish first.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  9. 9. Grade 8 - English ●●● LISTENING ●●● Page 5 Part Three Directions: In this part of the test, you will listen to a story, paragraph, or dialogue and several questions. Each question will be followed by four answer choices. Mark the letter of the correct answer on your answer sheet.● Where does MOST of the story take10 place? ● Which story? following is the MAIN theme 12 of this of the A in Saúl’s car A Doing things you don’t want to do sometimes pleasantly surprises you. B on a hillside in the country B Astronomy parties are fun and exciting C around a campfire events. D in an astronomy classroom C Going places with your little sister is usually enforced by your parents. D Obeying your parents’ wishes should always come first.● Why does Saúl agree to go with Sasha to11 the party? A because it is with a group of people he knows well B because it is in the country ● Which of the following happens FIRST in 13 the story? C because he knows his parents want him A Mr. Saldaño says the students must to introduce themselves. D because she is his sister B Héctor opens the classroom door to Mr. Saldaño’s class. C Mr. Saldaño takes Héctor’s transfer slip. D Héctor rides a bus to his new school.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  10. 10. Page 6 ●●● LISTENING ●●● Grade 8 - English● How isstory? feeling at the BEGINNING14 of the Héctor ● Whatmadeyoulist of your to do after you 17 have are a supposed verbs? A excited A replace half of them B nervous B write them on another sheet of paper C sad C circle all of the verbs D worried D replace them with other verbs● What will many ofaboutstudents lunch that15 PROBABLY talk the during ● What does Sofía mean? 18 A She likes cats as well as dogs. day? B She is allergic to cats. A the new student from Brooklyn C She prefers cats to dogs. B the writing they have been sharing D She hates dogs. C the homework that Mr. Saldaño gave them for tomorrow D the teacher’s rule that they sit in a circle● Which event in his new classroom at16 PROBABLY made Héctor feel MOST ease? A Mr. Saldaño insisting that the students introduce themselves before he had to speak B Mr. Saldaño telling him to sit in the circle with the others C Héctor seeing all the students sitting in a circle facing one another talking about their writing D Miguel saying he loved to surfPRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. STOP
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  12. 12. Page 8 ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Grade 8 - English Directions: In this section of the test, you will show how well you can read and understand written English. There are five selections and some questions about each one. For each question, mark the letter of the correct answer on your answer sheet. Wishes Do Come True 1 “You’re really going to take me with you?” Nidia questioned excitedly. 2 “Of course, muñeca. You’re old enough and skilled enough now,” her grandfather answered. 3 The thirteen-year-old had waited forever to hear those words. 4 Each year, her grandfather, father, and brothers had woken up before dawn for their weekend of fly fishing at Lago La Plata. Nidia had longed to be part of the excitement and had practiced casting her fishing line into any water she could find. 5 She had seen pictures of the tucunaré—the peacock bass—and their reds and golds, blues and blacks enchanted her with their beauty. They were brightly colored streamers slipping through the water. She longed to catch one, just to look at it, and then throw it back into the refuge of its liquid home. 6 Grandfather, her abuelito, was another reason Nidia had longed to fish with the group. Everyone wanted to ride with Grandfather. He could tell stories about Puerto Rico that made you happy you lived there. She’d heard admiration for those stories in her brothers’ voices. 7 She ran to give Samuel the good news. 8 “You get to go fishing with us?” he said, startled. “You don’t even know how to cast a fishing line!” 9 “Oh yes I do,” she answered. “What do you think I do when you’re off fishing?”PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  13. 13. Grade 8 - English ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Page 9 10 Nidia hardly slept the night before the trip. Every few minutes she turned and looked at the clock. Four a.m. finally arrived, and she heard a car pull up. Looking out the window, she saw her grandfather. 11 “Nidia,” her mother called, “time to get up.” 12 During breakfast, Nidia quietly asked her grandfather, “Would it be okay if I sat with you?” 13 Grandfather looked over at her, placed his right hand on his face, and scratched a finger over his whiskers. “We’ll have to see.” 14 Nidia looked down at her empty plate, attempting to hide her regret. Then, as they walked out to the cars, Grandfather leaned down to her and said, “Why don’t you get into my car?” 15 She jumped into the car, and a few minutes later, Grandfather joined her. 16 “Did I ever tell you about the time I caught a black sea bass with my own two hands?” he began. Nidia leaned back and closed her eyes. This was going to be her best trip ever.● What doesparagraph enchanted mean as it19 is used in the word 5? ● Why did the author write this story? 20 A to teach readers how to fly fish A abandoned B to entertain readers with an interesting B benefited story about a girl and her grandfather C exhausted C to inform readers about peacock bass D delighted D to persuade readers that girls can fish just as skillfully as boysPRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  14. 14. Page 10 ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Grade 8 - English● Where does this story MAINLY take21 place? ● Which pair of words BEST describes 22 Grandfather? A in Nidia’s house A moody and cautious B in Grandfather’s car B imaginative and kind C at Lago La Plata C concerned and hopeful D at Grandfather’s house D peaceful and self-centeredPRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  15. 15. Grade 8 - English ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Page 11● Read this sentence from the story.23 ● Using ways infrom the story, wishes 25 TWO details which Nidia’s mention “She’d heard admiration for those stories came true. in her brothers’ voices.” Write your response in the space provided What does the word admiration mean? on your answer sheet. A a feeling of deep respect B explanation C a sense of mystery D information● What will PROBABLY happen during the24 rest of Nidia and Grandfather’s car ride to Lago La Plata? A Nidia will get tired of fishing. B Grandfather will be tired of listening to stories. C Nidia will start telling stories. D Grandfather will keep telling stories.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  16. 16. Page 12 ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Grade 8 - English Junior Firefighters 1 Chief Alonzo walked into the fire station’s cafeteria and announced, “Hey everybody, meet our two new members from the junior firefighter program, Jaime Ortíz and Rubén Santiago.” 2 Everybody stopped eating and shook the boys’ hands. They were happy to meet the new young men from the program. The program works with students age 16 and up. It is an exhausting course with more than 150 hours of training in everything from how to battle fires to providing basic emergency medical care. 3 “It sure has been hard to work all of this in between school and my friends,” said Jaime to Rubén. “I think sometimes I was sleeping with my eyes open.” 4 Rubén frowned. He had loved every minute of training and had not minded changing his schedule to fit it in. In fact, he had matured as he gained confidence in new skills. 5 “Your uniforms are hanging on the rack,” explained Chief Alonzo. “When that fire bell rings, you have 60 seconds to get it on and hop on the truck.” 6 Suddenly, Jaime looked up. “We only get a minute to put on rubber boots, fire pants and coat, a hood, gloves, a helmet, and that mask thing that holds our air bottle?” 7 “It is called an SCBA or self-contained breathing apparatus,” explained Rubén. “You want to make sure it’s on right because it can save your life! Haven’t you practiced putting on your uniform before?” 8 “Not really,” Jaime admitted softly. Rubén shook his head. He remembered how long it had taken him to learn to do it quickly. 9 Chief Alonzo nodded at his men. Everybody knew which member would probably be joining their unit in a few years.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  17. 17. Grade 8 - English ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Page 13● Which wordinisparagraph 2? of26 exhausting the OPPOSITE ● Which word BEST describes Rubén? 28 A distressed A difficult B impatient B appealing C considerate C effortless D determined D confusing ● Howfrom Jaime’s point of view? Usingwere 29 might this story be different if it● Why did the author write this story?27 told information from the text, how would A to teach readers how to fight fires Jaime introduce Rubén? B to inform readers about firefighters Write your response in the space provided C to persuade readers to become firefighters on your answer sheet. D to entertain readers with a story about firefightersPRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  18. 18. Page 14 ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Grade 8 - English Butterflies in My Stomach? 1 “Dad, I don’t feel good. Maybe I shouldn’t perform tonight,” Al told his father. 2 “Now, Son, I think you just have butterflies in your stomach,” he responded. “It will be fine.” 3 “Butterflies?” Al asked. 4 “Yes. When someone says that, it means that you are feeling anxious,” his father explained. 5 “Oh! I get it. If you are nervous, your stomach may feel a little weird as if there were butterflies in your stomach!” Al exclaimed. 6 “Exactly,” Al’s father said. 7 “You’re right, Dad. It’s just nerves. I do want to be in the play. I’ve practiced a lot, and I don’t want to disappoint the class,” Al stated, “Here is the playbill. See you tonight!” 8 Al handed his father the playbill and ran out of the house to meet his friends.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  19. 19. Grade 8 - English ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Page 15 Mr. Lara’s 8th-Grade Drama Class Presents: Adventure on the Beach, a Play Act One: Cast of Characters Luis, María, and Brad begin their day at the beach. After playing games and having lunch, they move Character Played by toward the shore to hunt for seashells and sea creatures when they are surprised by an unusual object buried in the sand. Luis Al Salinas 15-Minute Intermission Act Two: María Lydia Flores The children investigate the strange object and come upon its owner. Then the adventure begins! Brad Miguel Becerra María and Brad have an unforgettable day at the beach! Owner John Pérez Date: March 12 th Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: San Juan Middle SchoolPRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  20. 20. Page 16 ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Grade 8 - English● What typean exampleisof?30 stomach” of phrase “butterflies in my ● What does the word intermission mean on 32 the playbill? A a metaphor A a conclusion B a simile B an introduction C a rhyme C an adventure D an idiom D a break● Why does Al PROBABLY have31 butterflies? ● Which detail from the passage is the 33 MOST important? A He cares about doing a good job in the A Al runs out of the house to meet his play. friends. B He knows that acting is very risky and B John Pérez plays the role of the owner in demanding. the play. C He is aware that the play may lead to a C Al practiced hard for his role as Luis in career in movies. the play. D He is concerned that he is not actually D The middle school was the location of the ready to play the role. play.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  21. 21. Grade 8 - English ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Page 17● Read the following.34 “You’re right, Dad. It’s just nerves. I do want to be in the play.” What tone does the author create with this sentence? A sincerity B laziness C sympathy D dishonesty● Where does thetake place? Usebetween Al35 and his father conversation information from the story to support your answer. Write your response in the space provided on your answer document.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  22. 22. Page 18 ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Grade 8 - English An Ancient Game 1 Did you know that an ancient Indian tribe in Puerto Rico played a game that is a little bit like soccer? Batey was a game played by the Taíno Indians. Although soccer did not originate from Batey, the two games have many similarities. There is some proof that Batey was also played in some form in México and other countries in Central America and South America. 2 Batey was played by the Taínos on a paved Batey court, often lined with stones. The game usually consisted of male players only, although sometimes women joined in. Each team had between 10 and 30 players, and the game was often played by two opposing tribes as a way to settle disagreements without fighting. 3 During the game, the ball was not allowed to come to a standstill on the ground or to go out of bounds. The game resembled soccer in that the ball could be kicked with the feet, struck with the shoulders, elbows, head, hips, or knees, but it was not to be touched with the hands. 4 The ball used for the game was called a batu by the Taínos. It was made of rubber and was both extremely heavy and quite bouncy and quick. Due to this fact, players wore belts and pads for their protection. These were made of stone and were very heavy. Can you imagine wearing a belt or knee pads made of heavy stone while you are playing soccer? You would probably run like a duck! Whether the players actually wore these accessories is unknown, but they have been preserved on stone pictures known as petroglyphs. Some people think that they actually used belts and pads made from wood when they played the game. 5 In modern times, we, the descendants of the Taínos, still play Batey. The game we play consists of two teams, with twelve men and women on each, and today the teams have an additional player they call the goalie!PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  23. 23. Grade 8 - English ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Page 19● Read this sentence from the passage.36 ● Which word from the passage is a 39 compound word? “Each team had between 10 and 30 players, and the game was often played by A standstill two opposing tribes as a way to settle B opposing disagreements without fighting.” What does the word disagreements mean? C unknown A differences of opinion D additional B demonstrations C methods of celebration D considerations ● What would be another good title for this 40 passage? A “A Taíno Game” B “The Rules of Soccer”● passage to — 37 The author MOST LIKELY wrote this C “Batus Used by Taíno Indians” A teach readers how to play Batey. D “Stone Belts and Knee Pads” B inform readers about Batey. C persuade readers to play Batey. D compare Batey to soccer. ● Why might playersbeltsBatey pads to those 41 preferred wooden of and have made of stone? Use details from the passage to explain your answer.● This passage is MAINLY about —38 Write your response in the space provided on your answer sheet. A the kind of belts and knee pads used in Batey. B how an ancient game is played today. C an ancient game that is similar to a modern one. D how to play Batey with a batu.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  24. 24. Page 20 ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Grade 8 - English To Text or Not to Text Johnny is in the 8th grade. He just recently got a cell phone for his birthday. Although cell phones are not allowed to be turned on at school, Johnny kept his on vibrate continuously, even during classes. Read the passage to find out what happens when Johnny gets caught with his cell phone in class. 1 Johnny got a cell phone for his birthday. It was black and shiny and Johnny loved it! He was never without his phone and always had it on. Although it violated school rules to have cell phones on in class, Johnny kept the phone on vibrate, so the teachers weren’t aware of it. He did not think of what could happen if he were ever caught with it on. 2 One day during history class, Johnny felt his phone vibrating. He knew he should not answer it; yet he could not resist the temptation to see who was calling. Looking carefully around, he saw Mr. Villarreal at the front of the room monitoring the class while they took a test. Johnny quickly checked his phone. His best friend, Anthony, had sent him a text message. “That’s pretty brave,” thought Johnny, especially since Anthony sat near the front of this class! Johnny read the message and was about to reply when Mr. Villarreal’s voice boomed above him, “I’ll take that, Johnny.” 3 Johnny nearly jumped from his seat. There, standing next to his desk, was an unhappy Mr. Villarreal. Johnny started to make up an excuse, but Mr. Villarreal interrupted him. “See me after class, young man,” he said, taking the phone away from Johnny. 4 Johnny sank into his desk and tried to concentrate on the test. He looked up once to find Anthony turning around in his chair. Anthony whispered, “Sorry.” Johnny knew he was in a lot of trouble. Violating school rules could result in suspension. 5 When the bell rang, Johnny took his test up to Mr. Villarreal’s desk and waited. Mr. Villarreal asked him, “Why were you using the phone during class time, Johnny?” 6 Johnny explained that he just got the phone over the weekend. Too excited about having one, he did not think about the consequences of carrying it during school hours. He apologized and promised it would never happen again. Then he waited for his punishment. Mr. Villarreal handed Johnny the phone and simply said, “Please obey school rules. I will let this incident go; however, if I see your phone on again during school hours, I will have to take it away for the rest of the school year.”PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  25. 25. Grade 8 - English ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Page 21 7 Johnny shook his head in surprise and said, “I understand. Thank you.” Then Mr. Villarreal dismissed Johnny from class. 8 Johnny was relieved. Although it was test day in Mr. Villarreal’s class, he learned an unexpected lesson. Don’t try to manipulate the rules; simply follow them.● What is learned in this story? thing42 Johnny the MOST important ● Why is Anthony apologizing to Johnny? 43 A for trying to cheat on the test A Do not text anyone during class. B for forgetting the school rules B Never bring a cell phone to school. C for talking to him in class C Always follow the school’s rules. D for sending him a message during class D Rules are made to be manipulated.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  26. 26. Page 22 ▲▲▲ READING ▲▲▲ Grade 8 - English● Which passagefollowing statementsFACT?44 on the of the is an example of a based ● In Johnny’s conversationthat Johnnywith 46 Mr. Villarreal, it is clear after class is basically a very — A Students are not allowed to have their cell phones on during class. A embarrassed student. B Sending a text message during class is a B hostile student. brave thing to do. C disobedient student. C Some school rules are simply made to be manipulated. D responsible student. D It is very difficult to resist looking to see who is calling on a cell phone.● What happened to Johnnythe test?45 Villarreal was monitoring while Mr. A He received a text message from his friend. B He was suspended from school by Mr. Villarreal. C He felt sorry and apologized to his teacher. D He learned an important lesson about breaking school rules.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. STOP
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  28. 28. Page 24 ■■■ WRITING ■■■ Grade 8 - English Directions: In this section of the test, you will show how well you understand how to write English. For each question, mark the letter of the correct answer on your answer sheet.● Read the following sentence.47 ● Choose the sentence that is correct. 49 Sarita and her sister ran under the bridge A Although, the national forest is now called that faces the school building. El Yunque, it used to be called the Caribbean National Forest. The underlined part of this sentence is a — B Although, the national forest is now called El Yunque it used to be called the A clause. Caribbean National Forest. B transition. C Although the national forest, is now called C phrase. El Yunque, it used to be called, the Caribbean National Forest. D verb. D Although the national forest is now called El Yunque, it used to be called the Caribbean National Forest.● Read the following sentences.48 Some people enjoy living near the ocean. Some people enjoy living near the rainforest. ● Read the following sentence. 50 My history teacher assigned three Which of the following best combines these chapters of reading for tonight. two sentences? What is the underlined word? A Although some people enjoy living near A a noun the ocean, others prefer living near the rainforest. B an adjective B Some people enjoy living near the ocean C a verb then some people prefer living near the rainforest. D an adverb C However, some people enjoy living near the ocean, others prefer living near the rainforest. D Some people enjoy living near the ocean, some people enjoy living near the rainforest.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  29. 29. Grade 8 - English ■■■ WRITING ■■■ Page 25● Read the following sentence.51 ● Choose the word that belongs in the blank. 54 Kevin liked riding the biggest roller He said that he hoped one day to become coasters at the amusement park. an in the company. What is the underlined word? A exekutive A an adjective B executive B a noun C exekuteve C an adverb D executeve D a verb ● Look at this list of words. 55● Read the following sentence.52 Tomás mowed the grass and then spent the afternoon working in the garden. huge What is the underlined word? A an adverb cold B a verb blue C an adjective D a noun fun Which would be the BEST title for this● Read the following sentence. list?53 A Adjectives One of my favorite things to do is curl up with a book and read on a rainy B Verbs afternoon. C Nouns What is the underlined word? D Adverbs A a verb B an adverb C a noun D an adjectivePRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  30. 30. Page 26 ■■■ WRITING ■■■ Grade 8 - EnglishRead the following sentences and answer question 56. Frank wants to get a dog. He does not have enough money right now.● Which of the following is the BEST way to combine these two sentences?56 A Frank wants to get a dog, then he does not have enough money right now. B Frank wants to get a dog so he does not have enough money right now. C Frank wants to get a dog; however, he does not have enough money right now. D Frank wants to get a dog because he does not have enough money right now.● Read the following sentence.57 ● Lucia American an informational report 58 about is writing wetlands for science class. The runners took their individual To make sure she has her facts about their positions at the starting line and waited locations correct, where should she look? for the signal to begin the race. A a dictionary What part of speech is the word individual in this sentence? B a U.S. map A a noun C a thesaurus B an adverb D a newspaper C a verb D an adjectivePRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  31. 31. Grade 8 - English ■■■ WRITING ■■■ Page 27Read the following paragraph and answer question 59. learned (1) Cecilia’s favorite activity is swimming. (2) She ^ will learn how to swim when she was five. (3) She would go all of the time, but she must also study her schoolwork.● What is the meaning of the edit in sentence 2?59 A Replace “will learn” with “learned.” B Add “learned” in front of “will learn.” C Delete “learned” and add “will learn.” D Insert the word “learned” into the sentence.● Read the following sentence.60 ● Choose the word that belongs in the blank. 61 The shiny black boots in the store window The television show lasts an were just the ones Elaina had been looking hour or less. for all month. A typicle What is the underlined word? B typical A a verb C tipical B an adverb D tipicle C a noun D an adjectivePRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  32. 32. Page 28 ■■■ WRITING ■■■ Grade 8 - EnglishRead the following paragraph and answer questions 62 and 63. (1) Fellow students do you ever feel like taking the day off? (2) Not from school of course. (3) I mean from the activities that keep you from just riding your bike or walking on the beach.● Which of the following shows sentence 162 corrected using editing marks? ● Which of the following shows sentence 2 63 corrected using editing marks? A Fellow students . do you ever feel like A Not from school of course. taking the day off? ^ B Not from school; of course. B Fellow students, do you ever feel like ^ taking the day off? C Not from school. of course. ^ C Fellow students; do you ever feel like D Not from school, of course. ^ taking the day off? D Fellow students^ do you ever feel like taking the day off?PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  33. 33. Grade 8 - English ■■■ WRITING ■■■ Page 29Read the following paragraph and answer questions 64 and 65. (1) The room at the library was already full. (2) Readers of many different ages came to discuss the brand new book in the year’s most popular science fiction series. (3) Many of them came dressed as his favorite characters. (4) Some came dressed like the author herself!● Whichinofsentence 3? BEST corrects the64 error the following ● The underlined part of sentence 2 is a — 65 A clause. A Many of us came dressed as his favorite characters. B sentence. B Many of you came dressed as your C phrase. favorite characters. D transition. C Many of them came dressed as their favorite characters. D Many of them came dressed as its favorite characters.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  34. 34. Page 30 ■■■ WRITING ■■■ Grade 8 - EnglishRead the following paragraph and answer question 66. (1) Estella and her little sister Sonya made chocolate chip cookies yesterday afternoon. (2) They sent an extra batch to her neighbor, Mr. Álvarez.● Which of the following edits sentence 2 correctly?66 A They sent an extra batch to (their) neighbor, Mr. Álvarez. ^ B They sent an extra batch to her their neighbor, Mr. Álvarez. ^ their C They sent an extra batch to her neighbor, Mr. Álvarez. ^ D They sent an extra batch to their neighbor, Mr. Álvarez.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  35. 35. Grade 8 - English ■■■ WRITING ■■■ Page 31Read the following paragraph and answer questions 67 and 68. (1) Tonya sat down to write a letter to her grandparents in Florida. (2) She was eager to tell them about her new bike. (3) She wanted to tell them how well she had learned to ride it. (4) She also wanted to make sure she could still go and visit them over the summer. (5) She was really excited!● Which of the following correctly combines67 sentences 2 and 3? ● Which of4the following correctly combines 68 sentence and sentence 5? A She was eager to tell them about her new A She also wanted to make sure she could bike, but she wanted to tell them how well still go and visit them over the summer, she had learned how to ride it. but she was really excited! B She was eager to tell them about her new B She also wanted to make sure she could bike but how well she had learned to still go and visit them over the summer; ride it. she was really excited! C She was eager to tell them about her new C She also wanted to make sure she could bike while she had learned how to ride it. still go and visit them over the summer: she was really excited! D She was eager to tell them about her new bike and how well she had learned to D She also wanted to make sure she could ride it. still go and visit them over the summer, although she was really excited!PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  36. 36. Page 32 ■■■ WRITING ■■■ Grade 8 - English Read the following paragraph and answer question 69. (1) Kimberly walked into her favorite bookstore. (2) She planned to spend the afternoon there studying for her English test. (3) She usually studied at home. (4) Sometimes it was nice to be in a different environment. (5) Once in a while, she would stop and walk around the store to see what new books were on the shelves.● Which of the following correctly combines69 sentences 3 and 4? A She usually studied at home since sometimes it was nice to be in a different environment. B She usually studied at home, but sometimes it was nice to be in a different environment. C She usually studied at home or sometimes it was nice to be in a different environment. D She usually studied at home for sometimes it was nice to be in a different environment.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. Go on to the next page
  37. 37. Grade 8 - English ■■■ WRITING ■■■ Page 33Read the following paragraph and answer questions 70 and 71. (1) The twins spent the day painting the fence around his house. (2) It looked fresh and clean when they were finished. (3) It was a great deal of work. (4) It was worth it, though.● Which of the following correctly combines70 sentences 3 and 4? ● Whichinofsentence 1? BEST corrects the 71 error the following A It was a great deal of work; it was worth A The twins spent the day painting the fence it, though. around her house. B It was a great deal of work, it was worth B The twins spent the day painting the fence it, though. around our house. C It was a great deal of work: it was worth C The twins spent the day painting the fence it, though. around its house. D It was a great deal of work—or it was D The twins spent the day painting the fence worth it, though. around their house.PRI11-OP8-CR Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this page is illegal. STOP
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