ENGLISH CHAMPION 2017 ROUND 1 – GRADE 8 (Test 3)

2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
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Look at the six sentences for this part.

You will hear a conversation between a man, Marco, and his wife, Sarah, about a film they have just seen at the cinema.

Decide if each sentence is correct or incorrect.

If it is correct, choose the answer YES. If it is not correct, choose the answer NO. 

Sarah was expecting to enjoy the film.

  • Yes
  • No

Marco and Sarah agree that the city in the film was London.

  • Yes
  • No

Marco feels that the length of the film made it rather boring.

  • Yes
  • No

Sarah was upset about how some of the audience behaved during the film.

  • Yes
  • No

Sarah was disappointed with the way the main actor performed.

  • Yes
  • No

Marco thinks this film is the best the director has made.

  • Yes
  • No

You will hear a woman talking about an invitation she turned down.

What excuse did she make?

  • She said she had arranged to go home.
  • She said she had already eaten.
  • She said she didn’t like the food.

You will hear people talking in an extract. For questions choose the answer which fits best according to what you hear.

You hear two people talking about reading books aloud for children.

The second speaker says that she believes that_____

  • her children enjoy listening to her read aloud.
  • she shares a reading habit with other parents.
  • Parents should read aloud to children.

What do both speakers talk about?

  • their children’s reactions when they read aloud to them.
  • their selfish motives for reading aloud to their children.
  • their dramatic approach to reading aloud to their children.

The people below all want to rent an event space for a party or event.

These are descriptions of eight places to rent from:

1. Rumbola

Rumbola is available for private bookings of up to 100 people. Hire one of our DJs, who will keep you and your guests moving to the music all night. If you know the words, he'll encourage you to join in! We have no restaurant, but light refreshments are available.

2. The Darlington Centre

This modern building, situated in the countryside, is perfect for all business events. We have rooms of varying sizes - the Haversham is the largest with space for 300 people. Included in the price are meals, overnight accommodation, and tea/coffee.

3. Amazon Cafe

Situated in the town center, this restaurant is an exciting place to celebrate a birthday or other special event. The restaurant is decorated to look and sound like a rainforest. Busy and fun, it is popular with young people who like Brazilian food and listening to loud music.

4. Sunbury Park

This country house has space for 200 people at events such as weddings and formal dinners. In our beautiful park, we offer a variety of exciting sports and team-building games. As overnight accommodation is not provided, your event will be free from the interruptions often found in a hotel. We have a large car park.

5. Narborough Manor

In the historic town center, this beautiful hotel is the perfect setting for a wedding or birthday party. We can organize entertainment such as magic shows or live music. Lovely paintings and fireplaces make the perfect background for photos. Our dining room seats up to 80.

6. Hudsons

This beautiful building dates from 1750 and is the last of its kind in this central location - all around it are shops and businesses. During the day it serves light lunches but in the evening it turns into an old-fashioned, formal restaurant, which can be hired for parties of up to 200 people.

7. Hillcourt House

This family-run hotel is famous for its beautiful gardens* It can host private or small business events. The dining room holds 15 0 and meeting rooms hold 10-20, The hotel is in the countryside but close to two motorways and has plenty of parking spaces.

8. Tiger Tom

At weekends, this stylish town-center restaurant is full of famous faces, but on certain weekdays it can be hired for birthday parties or business events. The menus are modern and it is possible to play your own choice of music while you have your meal.

Decide which place would be the most suitable for the following people.

  • Jessica is arranging her boss's retirement party. She is looking for an event space in the town centre that can provide a traditional evening meal for around 100 guests.
  • Amelia is organising her 18th birthday party for 80 friends. She loves to dance and sing along to her favourite tunes. She wants to offer drinks and snacks rather than a sit-down meal.
  • James and Amanda need an event space to hold their wedding party. They want to be able to take photos outdoors. Most of their 100 guests are coming by car and some will need overnight accommodation.
  • Jens wants to thank his staff of six by taking them out for a day in the countryside. He wants an event space where they can do lots of fun activities and have a meal.
  • Sophie is organising her company's annual two-day conference. Several meeting rooms are required, one of which must be able to hold 200 people. They will all need to stay one night.

Read the text and answer the questions below.

Little Chefs

For one group of children aged between ten and fifteen, Saturdays are spent learning the art of serious cooking. Their weekly lessons in small classes are so popular that there is a waiting list of 30 children who want to do the course. Parents pay £280 for the course where their children can have fun and learn how to make good food.

Class member Bill, aged ten, says, 'I love my mum's cooking and now I can do it better than her. The teachers make us laugh, especially when we sit down with them to share the food we've made.'

Flora is twelve, and she's having problems preparing onions. 'I love cooking. I did a meal for ten friends which they really enjoyed. Then my mum suggested I take up a hobby, instead of doing nothing at weekends. I was happy staying at home, so I wasn't too keen at first. I'm really glad I decided to come, though.'

Their teacher, Philippe, says, 'It's great fun. Children pay attention and remember things better than adults, although the kitchen isn't always as tidy when they're cooking! As adults, we're always learning more about food. If parents interest their children in cooking while they are young, they'll have enough skill to make food for themselves when they leave home.'

What is the writer trying to do in the text?

  • warn parents not to expect too much from their children.
  • advertise schools that teach people how to cook.
  • describe how some children spend their spare time.
  • explain why parents want to learn more about cooking.

What can a reader find out from this text?

  • which dishes students prefer to cook on the course.
  • why the classes are so successful.
  • how much one lesson costs.
  • when the next classes begin.

Why did Flora join the course?

  • Her friends persuaded her to do it.
  • She wanted to learn to cook a big meal.
  • She felt bored at weekends, with nothing to do.
  • Her mother wanted her to develop an interest.

What does Philippe say about his young students?

  • They will be confident about cooking in the future.
  • They have a good memory but don't always listen.
  • They keep the kitchen cleaner than adults do.
  • They teach their parents what they have learnt in class.

What would one of Philippe’s students say to a friend?

  • We made onion soup yesterday. The course is great, although there are 30 people in my class.
  • I go every Saturday, and now I can cook as well as my mum. I’m ten, and I’m the oldest.
  • It’s great. No one’s over 15 and the food looks delicious. I just wish we could eat it together instead of taking it home.
  • I was on a waiting list for ages, but now I’m on the course. Last week I cut up some onions – it was hard!

You are going to read an article about an environmental campaigner. Six sentences have been removed from the article. Choose the sentence (A - H) which fits each gap (1-6). There is one extra sentence which you do not need to use.

A. These are particularly difficult to control, and few people can do it by choice.

B. Any other methods of showing all 412 emotions, such as words, would have been far less effective. 

C. Research has also been done to find out which areas of the brain read emotional expression.

D. It is as if they are programmed into the brains of ‘normal humans’ wherever they are and whatever their race.

E. These can be combined into more than 10,000 visible facial shapes.

F. He said that the expression of these feelings was universal and recognizable by anyone, from any culture. 

G. They decided that it was a mental state that could be preceded by ‘I feel’ or ‘he looks’ or ‘she sounds’.

I know just how you feel

Do you feel sad? Happy? Angry? You may think that the way you show these emotions is unique. Well, think again. Even the expression of the most personal feelings can be classified, according to Mind Reading, a DVD displaying every possible 5 human emotion. It demonstrates 412 distinct ways in which we feel: the first visual dictionary of the human heart.

Attempts to classify expressions began in the mid-1800s when Darwin divided the emotions into six types - anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, and enjoyment.

Every other feeling was thought to derive from Darwin's small group. More complex expressions of emotion were probably learned and therefore more specific to each culture. But now it is believed that many more facial expressions are shared worldwide.   The Mind Reading DVD is a systematic visual record of these expressions.

The project was conceived by a Cambridge professor as an aid for people with autism, who have difficulty both reading and expressing emotions. But it quickly became apparent that it had broader uses. Actors and teachers, for example, need to understand a wide range of expressions. The professor and his research team first had to define an 'emotion'. Using this definition, 1,512 emotion terms were identified and discussed. This list was eventually reduced to 412, from 'afraid' to 'wanting'.

Once these emotions were defined and classified, a DVD seemed the clearest and most efficient way to display them. In Mind Reading, each expression is acted out by six different actors in three seconds.

The explanation for this is simple: we may find it difficult to describe emotions using words, but we instantly recognize one when we see it on someone's face. 'It was really clear when the actors had got it right,' says Cathy Collis, who directed the DVD. 'Although they were given some direction,' says Ms. Collis, 'the actors were not told which facial muscles they should move. We thought of trying to describe each emotion, but it would have been almost impossible to make clear rules for this.' For example, when someone feels contempt, you can't say for certain that their eyebrows always go down.

Someone who has tried to establish such rules is the American, Professor Paul Ekman, who has built a database of how the face moves for every emotion. The face can make 43 distinct muscle movements called 'action units'. Ekman has written out a pattern of facial muscular movements to represent each emotion. Fear, for example, uses six simultaneous 'action units' including stretching the lips and dropping the jaw.

Ekman has also found that although it is possible to classify and describe the natural expression of emotions, it may not be possible for people to reproduce them artificially. According to Ekman, we can't decide to be happy or sad; it simply happens to us. Apparently, the most difficult expression to reproduce is the smile. Ekman says a smile isn't only about stretching the lips but tightening the tiny muscles around the eyes. If we learned to recognize whether someone was using their eye muscles when they smiled, we would be able to distinguish true enjoyment from false.

This finding is of great interest to police authorities who are seeking Ekman's help in interpreting even the tiniest 'micro-expressions' - lasting only one twenty-fifth of a second - to detect whether or not someone is lying.

For these questions, read the text below and decide which answer best fits each gap. 

High notes of the singing Neanderthals

Neanderthals have been misunderstood. The early humanoids traditionally as ape-like brutes were deeply emotional beings with high-pitched voices. They may have sung to each other. This new image has from two studies of the vocal apparatus and anatomy of the creatures that Europe between 200,000 and 35,000 years ago.

The research shows that Neanderthal voices might well have produced loud, womanly and highly melodic sounds – not the roars and grunts previously by most researchers. Stephen Mithen, Professor of Archeology and author of one of the studies, said: ‘What is emerging is a picture of intelligent and emotionally complex creature shoes most likely of communication would have been part language and part song.’

Mithen’s work with the first detailed study of a reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton. Anthropologists brought together bones and casts from several sites to re-create the creature. The creature that emerges would have markedly from humans.

Neanderthals seem to have had an extremely powerful and no waist. 

What is the value of  

  • -25
  • -1/25
  • 1/25
  • 25

Use the two functions below to answer the question.


Which statement about the slope of the functions is true?

  • The slopes of both functions are negative.
  • The slopes of both functions are positive.
  • The slope of function A is negative and the slope of function B is positive.
  • The slope of function A is positive and the slope of function B is negative.

Which of the following options is false about pressure?

  • The unit of pressure is N/m.
  • The size of pressure depends on the area in which the force is being applied.
  • The size of pressure depends on the size of force is being applied.
  • Gas pressure decreases as the altitude from the sea level increases.

In the digestive system, the long tube that carries food from mouth to the stomach is called:

  • Windpipe.
  • Oesophagus.
  • Urethra.
  • Gland.

The items in this part have four underlined words or phrases. You must identify the one underlined expression that must be changed for the sentence to be correct.
The rock formations in the Valley of Fire in Nevada has been worn into many strange shapes by the action of wind and water.

  • has
  • worn
  • strange
  • by the action

The items in this part have four underlined words or phrases. You must identify the one underlined expression that must be changed for the sentence to be correct.
The author Susan Glaspell won a Pulitzer Prize in 1931 for hers play, Alison’s House.

  • author
  • won
  • for
  • hers

The items in this part have four underlined words or phrases. You must identify the one underlined expression that must be changed for the sentence to be correct.
Haywood Broun was a read widely newspaper columnist who wrote during the 1920’s and 1930’s.

  • read widely
  • newspaper
  • who
  • wrote

The items in this part have four underlined words or phrases. You must identify the one underlined expression that must be changed for the sentence to be correct.
Researches in economics, psychology, and marketing can help businesses.

  • Researches
  • economics
  • marketing
  • help

The items in this part have four underlined words or phrases. You must identify the one underlined expression that must be changed for the sentence to be correct.
Because of their color and shape, seahorses blend so well with the seaweed in which they live that it is almost impossible to see themselves.

  • Because of
  • so well
  • in which
  • themselves

Choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the one in bold.
Eric is going to be very lonely living by himself in that remote area.

  • Eric will live by himself in that distant place and he will feel very lonely.
  • Eric enjoys being on his own, so living in that remote place won't bother him much.
  • That area is very far from the city, so Eric will be alone most of the time.
  • Remote areas are often lonely to live in, but Eric enjoys the solitude.

Choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the one in bold.
You could hardly have decided on a less secure career than that of a novelist.

  • There are some careers that are not as secure as that, of a novelist.
  • If it is security that you are after, you should try being a novelist.
  • In deciding to be a novelist, you have probably chosen the least secure career possible.
  • There are probably better ways of securing your future than becoming a novelist.

Choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the one in bold.
Only Mike has the expertise to carry out this project.

  • This project can only be carried out by someone with the same knowledge and skills that Mike has.
  • There is only one person with the skill required for this project, and that is Mike.
  • Mike should be the one to do the project because he knows so much.
  • Mike has to be consulted about this project because he knows more than anyone else.

Choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the one in bold.
If I had known you needed a hand painting your house, I would have helped you.

  • I didn't help you to paint your house because I had no idea that you were doing it.
  • I am planning to help you to paint your house whenever you are ready.
  • Let me know when you are going to paint your house, and I will lend a hand.
  • You didn't tell me you needed help painting your house; otherwise, I'd have assisted you.

Choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the one in bold.
Ellen would trust her mother, but not her sister, with anything.

  • Although Ellen finds her mother completely trustworthy, she does not feel the same about her sister.
  • Ellen felt she could trust neither her mother nor her sister with anything.
  • There was nothing that Ellen would not trust her mother, as well as her sister, with.
  • Neither Ellen nor her sister feel that they can trust their mother with everything.