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English

Tes t

Classificação:

 
 

May

200 8

 

A Professora:

9th

grade

Class :

E

Name:

No.:

O Enc. de Educação:

Date:

I – READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT CAREFULLY.

why volunteer?

Martin, Rachel and Cliff tell how their volunteer work made them feel good about themselves. And, it was a great way to meet new friends.

5

10

15

go volunteer', they will

give you a dirty look

helping people, and it can be rewarding. I volunteered at the home of an elderly English lady and I was the only English speaking person at the time. It was really good just be her friend. Rachel: I started working at the Food Project when I was fifteen. I didn't really know much about it, I just thought it was kids working on a farm doing hard work. I

was so against it. And one day I decided, 'Hey, why don't you just find out what it's

about?' And it was like this incredible program

Martin: A lot of kids my age

if you tell them

'Let's

they think volunteering is bad. But they're missing out on

to work for the community.

what I was doing

was making a difference and that's enough to raise someone's confidence; that you

are not a waste product

work

with children and make a change and work for social justice, I was sixteen years old.

to give my

time to other people. I would love to keep working in social justice and working in a

non-profit organization

Right from the beginning I felt my confidence start to rise

Cliff: When I first started to see

In the future I see myself definitely working

you're doing something and you're helping people out.

that I wanted to do volunteer work

in volunteer work

I would like to go to college to learn how to do that better.

www.volunteer.ca/works/why.htm (adapted)

A. Find evidence in the text for the following.[5x2=10%]

1. I’d like to learn more about volunteering.

2. My first job as a volunteer was to look after an old lady.

3. I started working for social justice before I was seventeen.

4.

Young people have a bad opinion about volunteering.

5. I felt I was useful.

B. Complete the sentences. [3x3=9%]

1. Martin was the only person

2. When Rachel was fifteen she

3. Cliff is thinking of going to college to

C. Answer the questions. [2x4=8%]

1. Why do you think some young people volunteer?

2. What do you have to do to find an organisation where you can work as a volunteer?

D. Match the words/expressions on the left with their opposites on the right. [5x2=10%]

1. rewarding (l. 5)

hard (l. 9) against (l. 10)

4. confidence (l. 12)

3.

2.

5.

rise (l. 12)

a) insecurity

b)

c)

d) light

e)

disappointing in favour of

fall

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

E. Match questions for the following answers. [3x3=9%]

1.

?

I’ve been working as a volunteer for three years now.

2.

?

I go to work on my bike.

3.

?

No, my friends prefer playing computer games.

II – VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR

A. Circle the odd-one-out. [4x1=4%]

1. a) which

b) whether

c) who

d) that

2. a) fridge

b) cooker

c) vacuum cleaner

d) MP3 player

3. a) diary

b) laptop

c) desktop

d) palmtop

4. a) advise

b) expect

c) agree

d) let

B. Prefixes: What is the verb? [4x2=8%]

1. not agree

2. work too hard

3. read something wrongly

4. open again

C. Add a question-tag to the following statements. [3x2=6%]

1. They work as volunteers,

2. Your mother is happy with your career,

3.

Cars won’t fly,

?

?.

?.

D. Rewrite the following sentences starting them as suggested. [8x2=16%]

1. The employer will give her a bonus.

She

2. They volunteer because they want to help the people.

They volunteer in order to

3. You don’t get a high salary but you get personal satisfaction.

Although

4.

“I will go with you to your interview.”

She said

5. “Do you want to start work next week?”

He asked me

6. Mrs Smith is a volunteer. Her husband died some time ago.

Mrs Smith,

7. I can’t drive because I don’t have a driving licence.

But if

8. If you don’t work hard, you won’t get good results.

Unless you

III – WRITING. Decide for one of the following topics and develop it in no less than 80 words.

[20%]

A.

Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future? What will life be like in fifty years’time?

B.

Do you consider yourself an ordinary teenager? If so, say why. If not, what makes you different from other teens?

? Good luck! ? Your teacher, Clara Costa