I- READING COMPREHENSION
A.Look at the text in each question. Circle the letter with the correct explanation – A, B or C.
1.Why has George put this notice on the
A To invite people to teach at the
School Sports Club.
B To let you know about a New Talent
C To ask you to ring him in case you like
2.Why has Gary sent this text message?
A To tell Linda they will arrive in
Manchester the following Sunday.
B To inform Mary he is leaving for Liverpool.
C To ask Mary a favour.
3.What is the purpose of this message?
A To inform students they won’t have
lessons on Tuesday morning.
B To tell students school starts on 26th June.
C To invite parents/guardians to visit the
school on 26th June.
4. What does this notice say?
A You must turn off your mobile phone as
soon as you arrive at school.
B You cannot use your mobile phone
inside the school building.
C You cannot make a call in this building.
5. What does this notice say?
A We offer a thirty percent discount on
things for the new school year.
B You can’t go back to school to buy
C The sale of school items has been
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ESCOLA BÁSICA DE MAFRA
ENGLISH TEST - YEAR 9
No.____ Class: _____ Date: ___________________
B. Read the following text carefully.
My trip to Europe
I have recently returned from a school trip my class took to London and Paris. It is great to see the historic
places in London such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the
Houses of Parliament, and many other places of interest. If you get tired of the historic sites, I recommend
travelling to the Hard Rock Café. It is the original, and it is always cool to get a T-shirt from there. Also, try
to visit the pubs in London. They are very relaxing to visit, but you must be at least eighteen to have an
alcoholic drink. Getting around in London is easy; just take the subway (Tube or underground as
Londoners say) to anywhere in the city.
On my other part of the trip, I visited Paris. It is probably the most beautiful city I have ever visited. I
recommend you to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, visit Notre Dame, l’Arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre
Museum. That is the museum where you will find the famous Mona Lisa. If you are looking for some good
food, go to the Latin Quarter. There you will find many cheap restaurants. You may have to face one
problem; you should know a little French because it is difficult to get around without knowing any. Of
course you can point out what you want on the menu, and they will be able to understand you.
Another place to visit while in Paris is the Palace of Versailles, which is outside the city. It is so big and
beautiful! You can also travel in Paris by the Metro to anywhere you want.
The trip to Europe was probably one of my most memorable experiences, and I did it all in a week. The
seven days I spent travelling abroad were a life-changing experience. I am so thankful to have had this
opportunity and I can’t wait to see what new trips are being planned.
Laura, 17, USA www.teentravel (abridged and slightly adapted)
1. In note form, fill in the table according to the information given in the text.
Girl’s age and nationality a) 17, American
Travel destinations b) London and Paris
Favourite city c) Paris
Historic sites she visited in London (3)
d) Tower of London, Buckingham Palace,
Recommended places to drink/eat (2) e) Latin Quarter, Hard Rock Café
Means of transport used f) subway
2. Look at the sentences and decide if they are correct (C) or incorrect (I). Copy the information
from the text to justify the incorrect ones.
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a) Laura has come back from a school trip to Europe.
___________________________________________________________________ C ____
b) She didn’t like visiting the historic buildings in London.
It is great to see the historic places in London ____ I
c) You can buy a T-shirt at the Hard Rock Café.
___________________________________________________________________ C ____
d) In London you can drink beer in a pub if you are under 18.
you must be at least eighteen to have an alcoholic drink ____ I
e) As she couldn’t speak French she didn’t like Paris.
you can point out what you want on the menu ... ____ I
f) Laura won’t go on a school trip again.
I can’t wait to see what new trips are being planned ____ I
3. Find in the text the words that mean the following:
a) journey, usually for pleasure __Trip__
b) feeling that one would like to sleep and rest ___tired____
c) helping people to become less tense ___relaxing____
d) suggest something ___recommend_____
e) unforgettable ___memorable_______
C. Fill in the gaps with words from the list. One word is not needed.
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Summer is the ideal time to (1)
__spend with your family and
friends. It can be a really (2)
__enjoyable___ time, full of fun and
happy games. You may plan it months in (3)
__advance- or just be
spontaneous and head to a random place. Alternatively, you could
enroll for productive and (4)
__exciting_ activities, such as music
classes, art and craft (5)
__workshops__, a summer course, etc.
These times are extremely (6)
__memorable__ and therefore as a
custom when your school begins, you are asked to talk about how
you spent your summer holidays. Are you prepared to speak up in
front of the (7)
D.1. Order these stages of travelling by plane. Write the numbers 1 – 7 in the correct boxes.
A The plane takes off.
B Go to the check-in desk..
C Board the plane..
D Arrive at the airport
E Go through security control.
F Wait in the departure lounge
G Get your boarding pass.
2. Read the conversations and match the letters below (A – G) with the numbers (1 – 6). One
sentence is not needed.
A There are no more bags coming out
B From Oporto, Portugal
C Can you tell me what it looks like
D It’s over there
E What do I have to do
F Can I have your name, please
G Can you tell me
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Vera:Oh. Excuse me. (1)
_________G_______ where the Lost Luggage Office is please?
________D_______.That desk over there, near the exit.
Vera:Good afternoon. My bag hasn’t arrived. (3)
Lost luggage clerk: OK. Where have you arrived from?
Lost luggage clerk: And you’re sure that your bag isn’t on the carousel?
Vera:I’m sure. I’ve waited for an hour. All the other people on my flight have gone.
Lost luggage clerk: OK. We’ll need to fill in a report. (6)
Vera:It’s Vera. And my surname is Rocha.
II- Use of language
A. Complete the sentences with the past simple or past continuous.
1.. John and Susan were in the living room. John ___was watching_
(watch) TV while Susan _was playing_ (play ) with the dog.
2. He __was reading_ (read) an interesting book when the electricity
_went__ (go) out .
3. Her boyfriend __wasn’t waiting__ (not wait) for her when Sue __arrived__ (arrive) at the restaurant.
4. What __were you doing _ (you/do) when the football match ___began_ (begin)?
5. I _didn’t know__ (not know) what to say when she ___asked__ (ask) me about you.
6. While they _were running_ (run) in the park, they ___saw (see) Jessica.
B. Complete with : either…or, neither…nor, both…and.
1. _Both_ my uncle ___and _ my aunt love going to the
beach. Every summer they visit a different one.
2. They don’t like to travel __either___ by plane ___or____ by
car. They always go by train.
3. Travelling by plane is ___both__ comfortable
4. __Neither__ Laura ___nor___ her brother wants to go with me to the cinema. They hate horror
5. We could __either_play tennis ___or____ go surfing. It’s up to you !
C. Write sentences using the correlative conjunctions: either… or, neither… nor, both… and.
1. Mary bakes cakes at the weekend. Kate bakes cakes, too.
Both __Mary and Kate bake cakes at the weekend.
2. Laura doesn’t speak French. Her friends don’t speak French , either.
Neither __Laura nor her friend speak French.___
3. We could go to the beach. We could go to the swimming-pool instead.
We could go__either to the beach or the swimming-pool.
Imagine you are Laura and you are in London.
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Write a postcard to a friend. You should write about:
• when your holiday started and mention the rain on the second day
• some of the monuments you saw
• the people and your English
• when you are coming back home
Write about 60 words.
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Name :________________________________________________________ no. ______ class :_____
1. You will hear a conversation between a teenage girl and her parents twice. Circle the correct
option (a, b or c)
1. Why is Carol’s mother asking her so many questions?
a) To persuade Carol to buy a new pair of trainers.
b) To make sure she’s packed everything .
c) To convince her not to go to summer camp.
2. Why won’t Carol be able to buy much at the summer camp?
a) She won’t have much spending money.
b) There won’t be many shops near the camp.
c) The camp shop will sell only a few things.
3. Why does her father think that camp is a good thing?
a) It will change her behaviour.
b) Because Carol won’t be able to see George.
c) It will be good for her to be far from home.
4. What do Carol and her father argue about?
a) Pocket money.
b) Carol’s relationship with George
c) Family problems..
1. You will hear an airport announcement twice. Fill in the missing information in the spaces
Flight number and destination: 17, Caracas
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