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ENGLISH PROGRESS TEST School Year 2019-2020

Evaluation

Name: __________ Surname: _____________ Nº: ____ _____,___ valores


Class: 10th CT4
Date: _____________________________ 2020 Muito bom  Bom  Suficiente 
Insuficiente  Muito Insuficiente 
Signatures:

Teacher: ________________________________ Parent / E.E.:_____________________

In this test you are going to deal with issues related to social media. Read the test very carefully
and, when you feel up to it, start working! Make sure you do your best!

ACTIVITY 1 – LISTENING
A. Complete the sentences below with the five easy tips mentioned.

Teens today are spending tons of time on social media. They are checking their friends’ status
updates, posting their own, IMing, video chatting, sharing photos and more.
Here are five social media musts to share with your teen before they post.
First, use _________________________.
Next, _________________________. before you post.
Third, be _________________________.. Never forward hurtful messages or embarrassing photos,
and impersonating other people is a definite no-no.
Fourth, be _________________________.
And finally, _________________________.. Social media can be fun but it’s also a real time suck.
https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/study-break/video-zone/five-social-media-musts-teens

B. Choose the best answer. Circle the correct option.


1. When did Chamath Palihapitiya join Facebook?
a. 2007 b. 2017 c. A year ago

2. In his opinion the networks are destroying society because…


a. people are talking face to b. people mostly message c. people are turning into
face. each other. machines.

3. Mr Palihapitiya said people should …


a. take a break from real life. b. go on holidays. c. stop using social media for a while.
4. Large websites can easily…
a. help people use a fake user name. b. hurt people. c. spread lies.

5. Mr Palihapitiya doesn’t…?
a. use social media b. let his children use social c. go online anymore.
any more. media.

https://breakingnewsenglish.com/1712/171214-modern-society-l.html
Part 2 – READING

A. Answer the question below in no more than 40 words.


Which is your favourite social network? Why?
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Read the following text very carefully.

The digital landscape has put increased pressure on teenagers today, and we feel it. There are so

many social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, you name it. I made a

conscious decision to avoid Snapchat and Instagram because of the social pressure I saw them putting

on my 14-year-old little sister. If my mum turned off the WiFi at 11pm, my sister would beg me to

5 turn my phone into a hotspot. She always needed to load her Snapchat stories one more time, or to

reply to a message that had come in two minutes ago because she didn’t want her friend to feel

ignored. If I refused, saying she could respond in the morning, I’d get the “You’re ruining my social

life” speech. Even as a teenager as well, I sometimes find this craze a little baffling.

A new study has found that teenagers who engage with social media during the night could be

10 damaging their sleep and increasing their risk of anxiety and depression. Teenagers spoke about the

pressure they felt to make themselves available 24/7 and the resulting anxiety if they did not

respond immediately to texts or posts. Teens are so emotionally invested in social media that a fifth

of secondary school pupils will wake up at night and log on just to make sure they don’t miss out.

Perhaps the worst thing about this is that teenagers need more sleep than adults do, so night-time
15 social media use could be detrimental to their health. A lack of sleep can make teenagers tired,

irritable, and depressed.

During the summer holidays, I lost my phone. And for the week that I was phoneless, it felt like a

disaster. I love my phone. It gives me quick access to information and allows me to be constantly

looped in with my friends, to know exactly what is going on in their lives. So when I didn’t have my

20 phone for a week, I felt a slight sense of FOMO, or if you’re not up to speed with the lingo, fear of

missing out. By the end of the week, I’d got used to not having a phone and I’d quite enjoyed the

break from social media. But there was still a lingering sense of sadness at the back of my mind that

there would be conversations I had missed, messages that had been sent, funny videos shared and

night-time chats that I would probably never get to see.


By June Eric Udorie
in http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/16/social-media-mental-health-teenagers-government-pshe-lessons
B. Read the text and in note form write down
1. two things teens usually use social media for.
✓ ___________________________________________________
✓ ___________________________________________________
2. two effects of night-time social media use on teens
✓ ___________________________________________________
✓ ___________________________________________________

C. True or False? Quote from the text to justify your answers.


1. June doesn’t understand her sister’s obsession with social media at times. ______
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2. Teenagers feel pressured to be constantly online. ______
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3. June simply hated to be away from social media when she lost her cell phone. ______
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D. Complete the sentences according to the ideas in the text.


1. June kept away from a couple of social networks since ________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
2. June’s sister would ask June for her phone when ____________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
3. She would accuse June of messing up her social life whenever __________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
4. Some teens are so obsessed with social media that __________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

E. Match the words/expressions on the left with their meaning on the right.
1. increased (line 1) a. easily annoyed
2. craze (line 8) b. harmful
3. detrimental (line 15) c. greater than before
4. irritable (line 16) d. connected with
5. looped in (line 19) e. exaggerated enthusiasm

1. ______ 2. ______ 3- ______ 4. ______ 5. ______

F. Answer the question below.


1. What did June regret having missed when she lost her phone?
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Part 3 – LANGUAGE

A. Complete the text below about citizen journalism with the words given at the foot of the
exercise.
Citizen journalism refers to any type of _______________ gathering and reporting -- writing and
publishing _______________ about a newsworthy topic, or posting photographs or video of a
newsworthy event -- that is done by members of the general _______________ rather than the
professional news agencies commonly referred to as "mainstream media]. But any conversation
about citizen journalism in the modern age is mostly a conversation about the transformative
effect of the _______________ on the democratization of information.
Before the Internet, only professional journalists had access to the technology and
organizational infrastructure to publish their work to a large _______________. If the average
citizen wanted to contribute to the news cycle, he or she could write a letter to the editor or
circulate a homemade _______________ or "zine" through the mail. But today, armed with a
PC and a high-speed Internet _______________, absolutely anyone can share newsworthy
information and _______________ with a worldwide audience.

https://people.howstuffworks.com/citizen-journalism.htm (abridged and adapted)

opinions newspaper articles Internet


audience connection public news

B. Put the adjectives in brackets in the correct form


1. My brother has a (tidy) _______________ room than me.

2. Australia is (big) _______________ than England.

3. I'm feeling (good) _______________ now.

4. She's got (little) _______________ money than you, but she doesn't care.

5. He thinks Chinese is (difficult) _______________ language in the world.

6. Valencia played (bad) _______________ than Real Madrid yesterday.

7. Show me (good) _______________ restaurant downtown.

8. Who is (talkative) _______________ person in your family?


Part 4 – Writing

Write 120-140 words on the following.

Write a comment to be posted on Facebook on the importance of social media. Mention the positive
and the negative aspects of social media to support your arguments. You may use the input provided
by Activities A and B. Do not forget to use your own words as far as possible.

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FIM

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