ENGLISH CHAMPION 2017 ROUND 1 – GRADE 8 (Test 4)

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

You will hear a boy called Steve and a girl called Becky, talking about their evening at the University Supper Club.

Decide if each sentence is correct or incorrect.

 If it is correct, put a tick in the box for YES. If it is not correct, put a tick in the box for NO.

Becky was excited about trying the new supper club.

  • Yes
  • No

Steve was confident that the others would like his cooking.

  • Yes
  • No

They were both annoyed by the other girl in the group.

  • Yes
  • No

Becky was surprised by the entertainment.

  • Yes
  • No

Steve disliked the other boy at the dinner.

  • Yes
  • No

They both agree the next meal will be better.

  • Yes
  • No

You hear a man telling a friend about an email he has received.

How did the man respond to the email?

  • He gave the information he was asked for.
  • He checked the authenticity of the email.
  • He realized immediately that someone was trying to trick him.

You hear someone talking about her first impressions of someone.

How did she react when he suggested meeting for a drink?

  • She agreed immediately.
  • She refused.
  • She hesitated but then agreed.

You will hear people talking in an extract. For questions 1-2, choose the answer which fits best according to what you hear.

You hear part of an interview with a tour operator discussing a museum dedicated to Native Americans.

What criticism does the man make about the museum?

  • Native Americans were not consulted enough when setting it up.
  • Some exhibits do not capture the impact of Native American culture.
  • The museum project took far too long to conceive and set up.

The museum aims to

  • ensure that it will attract large numbers of local visitors.
  • demonstrate the lifestyle of Native Americans to visitors.
  • display objects originally in the possession of local communities.

The people below want to choose a profile photo for a social networking site.

There are descriptions of eight different profile photos.

  1. With an animal

A photo with an animal shows that you can care for people, it is important for you to give these people your full attention so you can help them develop. It can also mean that you enjoy taking care of plants and other living things, or that you have a strong need to be a parent.

 2. Dancing

Dancing in a photo says you are lively and always looking for pleasure. Dancing is connected with feeling free so you probably don't do what you should do all the time. This might cause problems for you sometimes.

 3. With a partner

This photo tells everyone that you have found a special person that you care for. It says that you are in a serious relationship with that person, and you want to be together for a long time. You are looking for something deeper in life.

 4. With a man/ woman who is just a friend

A photo with a friend of the same sex shows that you are a talented storyteller. You love having fun and playing jokes on people. You enjoy relationships with people and always want to know what other people are doing.

 5.Doing an activity

This photo says that you think your many creative and athletic abilities are important. You care a lot about experiences and often try new and exciting activities. You don't want to stay in the same place for too long and you're possibly not looking for a serious relationship at the moment.

 6. Looking away from the camera

This photo says you want to be different from other people. You are confident about making your own decisions. You are independent so no one can stop you doing what you want! You like spending time alone in thought.

 7. On holiday

A holiday photo could say that you are a dreamer. It suggests you worry a lot about things in your job and at home. You probably dream of moving to an area where your worries have gone and your life is carefree.

 8. On a night out with friends

This image shows that you enjoy your social life very much. You love talking and are at your happiest when other people pay you a lot of attention.

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

  • Jacob likes moving around the country and learning to do interesting things he’s never done before. He is proud of his many artistic and sporting talents.
  • Naomi finds her work very stressful. She has good imagination and spends a lot of time thinking about living in a more relaxing place.
  • Laura’s active and loves having fun. However, she doesn’t like rules and often gets into trouble for breaking them.
  • Kasia loves her boyfriend very much. She wants to get married to him in the future. She hopes that they will grow old together.
  • Marcus enjoys teaching at a primary school. His students say he always listens to them carefully. He and his wife really want to have their own children one day.

Read the text and answer the questions below.

Orbis is an organization which helps blind people everywhere. It has built an eye hospital inside an aeroplane and flown it all over the world with an international medical team. Samantha Graham, a fourteen-year-old schoolgirl from England, went with the plane to Mongolia. Samantha tells the story of Eukhtuul, a young Mongolian girl.

'Last year, when Eukhtuul was walking home from school, she was attacked by boys with sticks and her eyes were badly damaged. Dr Duffey, an Orbis doctor, said that without an operation she would never see again. I thought about all the everyday things I do that she couldn't, things like reading schoolbooks, watching television, seeing friends, and I realized how lucky I am.'

'The Orbis team agreed to operate on Eukhtuul and I was allowed to watch, together with some Mongolian medical students. I prayed the operation would be successful. The next day I waited nervously with Eukhtuul while Dr Duffey removed her bandages. "In six months your sight will be back to normal," he said. Eukhtuul smiled, her mother cried, and I had to wipe away some tears, too!'

'Now Eukhtuul wants to study hard to become a doctor. Her whole future has changed, thanks to simple operation. We should all think more about how much our sight means to us.'

What is the writer's main purpose in writing this text?

  • to describe a dangerous trip
  • to report a patient's cure
  • to explain how sight can be lost
  • to warn against playing with sticks

What can a reader learn about in this text?

  • the life of schoolchildren in Mongolia
  • the difficulties for blind travellers
  • the international work of some eye doctors
  • the best way of studying medicine

After meeting Eukhtuul, Samantha felt

  • grateful for her own sight.
  • proud of the doctor's skill.
  • surprised by Eukhtuul's courage.
  • angry about Eukhtuul's experience.

What is the result of Eukhtuul's operation?

  • She can already see perfectly again.
  • After some time she will see as well as before.
  • She can see better but will never have normal eyes.
  • Before she recovers, she will need another operation.

Which is the postcard Samantha wrote to an English friend?

  • I’ve visited a Mongolian hospital and watched local doctors do an operation.
  • You may have to fly a long way to have the operation you need, but the journey will be worth it.
  • I’m staying with my friend, Eukhtuul, while I’m sightseeing in Mongolia.
  • Make sure you take care of your eyes because they’re more valuable than you realize!

The airport photographer

I'm a photographer based at Heathrow Airport in London. Airlines often commission me to take photos of aircraft or their staff. But mostly I concentrate on getting shots of celebrities as they come through the arrivals hall. I sell some photos direct to the daily newspapers and celebrity magazines, and the rest go to a picture agency.

 On a typical day, I look out for the flights arriving from Los Angeles on the major airlines. Most of them fly either with British Airways because it's such an established company, or with Virgin Atlantic because the owner, Richard Branson, moves in those celebrity circles.

 You've got to cover all the incoming flights though - Victoria Beckham took to flying with Air New Zealand at one time. I know the ground and security staff here very well. {B}} That can really make all the difference to being in the right place at the right time.

 I've been working here for many years now, so I've seen thousands of celebrities throughout the decades. In my experience, the old stars are the best. Joan Collins is my favorite - she sends me a Christmas card every year. Mick Jagger also knows me and always says hello. People like Paul McCartney and Rod Stewart are lots of fun, too. I guess that's because they can see the value of it.

 Today's big stars are generally okay and give you a polite smile. I won't mention names, but there are some who wave me away rudely, whilst others even have their managers popping up from nowhere, saying: 'no pictures' to the waiting photographers. You've probably seen photographers leaping around in this manner on TV footage of celebrities arriving at airports and wondered why they do it - well often that's why.

One time, Naomi Campbell refused to come out from behind a pillar. She called up for a buggy and hopped on the back, so there I was chasing it, trying to get a shot of her. But the next time I saw her she'd just got engaged and came up to me to show me the ring.

 But if today's stars don't make my job as easy as it was, today's technology more than makes up for it. When I started out it was much less sophisticated. I remember when the British queen's granddaughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, were just babies. I heard that their mother, the Duchess of York, was coming through Heathrow with them. She was carrying both babies in her arms. I realized I had a good chance of getting one of them onto the front page of the newspaper, which is always the photographer's aim.

So I called my editor to warn him, took the shots, then rolled up the film, labeled it, put it in an envelope and organized for a motorbike dispatch rider to pick it up, take it back to the newspaper offices and have it developed. It had taken three hours. Today, using digital cameras and a laptop, the office gets images in three minutes.

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

Homework: how useful is it?

Homework is an part of school life in most countries around the world. However, there is still considerable debate among teachers about homework has a significant educational value. On the one side are those who that it takes too much time away from other more useful activities. On the other are those who see homework as reinforcing school lessons so that concepts will not be forgotten.

is often neglected in this debate is the role of parental involvement and or not the child's home provides support for effective homework. Parents in low-income families often don't have the time to make homework a priority or aren't able to afford a computer or additional books. money they have goes on the basic necessities of life - accommodation, food, clothing, and heating. However, the only middle-class parents support their children's education is quite obviously wrong. Not well-to-do parents give the support they should, and some parents living in the most impoverished circumstances find the time and energy to involve themselves in their children's homework.

Patty cut four congruent triangles off the corners of a rectangle to make an octagon, as shown below. What is the area of the shaded octagon?

  • A. 128 cm2
  • 136 cm2
  • 140 cm2
  • 152 cm2

What is the equation of the straight line through these 3 points?
(2,2), (4,5), (6,8)

  • y = 3/2 x - 1
  • y = 2/3 x + 2/3
  • y = 3/2 x - 3
  • y = 2/3 x - 1

A sequence is shown.
1.5, 4.5, 13.5, 40.5, …

What is the seventh term in the sequence?

  • 121.5
  • 364.5
  • 1093.5
  • 3280.5

What are the products of aerobic respiration?

  • Oxygen and glucose.
  • Carbon dioxide and glucose.
  • Oxygen, water and energy.
  • Carbon dioxide, water and energy.

Which system in the human body breaks down food?

  • Circulatory.
  • Digestive.
  • Reproductive.
  • Respiratory.

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.
A tapestry consists of a foundation weave, called the warp, which across are passed different colored threads, called the weft, forming decorative patterns.

  • consists of
  • which across
  • colored
  • patterns

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 works of early American woodcarvers had many artistic qualities, but these craftsmen probably did not think of them as artists.

  • works
  • many
  • did not
  • them

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.
Perhaps mankind’s first important musical influence were the songs of birds.

  • first
  • musical
  • were
  • birds

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 techniques of science and magic are quite different, but their basic aims – to understand and control nature – they are very similar.

  • magic
  • different
  • to understand
  • they are

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.
It was in a cave near Magdalena, New Mexico, when the oldest known ears of cultivated corn were discovered.

  • when
  • oldest
  • known
  • discovered

Choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the one in bold.
As long as you stay calm, you have nothing to fear from the interview.

  • You have remained calm for a long time in spite of your fear of the interview.
  • Interviews are only intimidating for people who are not extremely calm.
  • Provided you do not get nervous, the interview won't go badly for you.
  • Even if you are afraid of the interview, it is important not to let it show.

Choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the one in bold.
No matter how hard he tried, Mike could not make sense of his economics textbook.

  • If Mike had studied harder, he would have been able to comprehend what was in his economics textbook.
  • In spite of his efforts, Mike was unable to understand the contents of his economics textbook.
  • Mike could not understand his economics textbook because he hardly tried to at all.
  • It was impossible for Mike to understand his economics textbook without making a great effort.

Choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the one in bold.
It's more than a couple of years since I last went there.

  • I have never stayed there for longer than two years.
  • It was only after two years that I went there again.
  • I haven't been there since my visit over two years ago.
  • I had never been there until the year before last.

Choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the one in bold.
He never sings except when he's taking a shower in the morning.

  • It is very rare to hear him singing out of the shower in the morning.
  • Unless he is taking a shower in the morning, it is impossible to hear him singing.
  • He thinks that singing when you take a shower is a very common occurrence.
  • Whenever he goes into the bathroom for a shower, he starts to sing.

Choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the one in bold.
In spite of the recent improvements in the political situation, Nigeria still has a long way to go before it returns to full democracy.

  • Although the political situation in Nigeria has never appeared more hopeless, there are still some people who long for a return to full democracy.
  • Following recent developments for the better, Nigeria now looks poised for a return to democracy in the near future.
  • The political situation in Nigeria has been so bad recently that a return to full democracy appears to be hopeless.
  • Nigeria's government has changed for the better recently, but they still have a lot to do before complete democracy is achieved.