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A – Listening comprehension
1. What is this text about?
2. Tick (✓) what is mentioned.
12 marks (6x2 marks)
a. Summer can be deadly boring!
b. Summer is a change from the school year.
c. It’s an opportunity to catch up with sleep.
d. It’s the chance to focus on the activities we can’t do during the school period.
e. For more than 25% of teens, summer vacations are the right balance of work and
f. The majority plan to be busy, but still have time to chill out.
3. Who says what: Kacey, Alexis or Ashlyn?
12 marks (6x2 marks)
a. It’s the opportunity to relax after a hard school year.
b. You can sleep more and see friends more.
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c. It’s a break from worries.
d. It’s a chance to read books.
e. You can spend more time outside and swim.
f. I work during the day and go out at night or at weekends.
it was accomplished in six days. Edward improved his performance skills in coee shops and restaurants. He started to tour and do shows all over. entertaining customers and gaining fans. at December. and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Fieen-year-old Edward Hartline is already quite an accomplished musician. Airplay on internet radio stations soon followed and two of Edward’s songs charted at #2 before he even started high school. so he recorded songs on his home computer and posted them on MySpace. leaving many positive comments for the young guitarist. there’s a song to be found along it somewhere. he uploaded a cover of Bobby Long’s “Who Have You Been Loving?” to YouTube. He spent every Friday night in June and July playing Blues on the Boulevard. 60 marks 10 marks Read the following text.Test B – Written comprehension 1. It’s clear that no matter what road he takes. . performing another hour or two on UStream. a challenge was launched on Twitter to double his MySpace plays in three weeks.tv to fans from all over. He continued to play when he returned home those nights. and though he’d love to get back on the road as oen as possible. there are weekend music jams with friends and the occasional girl to date. For now. Seven states. One young man from Alabama has used his past two summers to invest in his musical career. http://www. He made a few more covers and was encouraged by other professional musicians to share his own music. graduation and college are never far from his mind. he has played almost all instruments. accessed in July 2013) 2 © ASA. How do you usually spend your holidays? Write about 30-40 words on it. landing the position of artist-in-residence for a local Starbucks’ in the summer of 2010.ca/featured/edward-hartline-15-year-old-alabama-teen-spent-summer-in-a-unique-way (abridged and adapted.vanmusic. Within 72 hours. Self-taught on the guitar and the piano. 2013 5 American teens spend summer holidays in a variety of ways before the chaotic pace of school starts. Long’s fans viewed Edward’s video over 1000 times. he has been writing songs since he was eleven and as a member of his high school band. Edward Hartline – 15 year old Alabama teen spent summer in a unique way 10 15 20 25 When he was thirteen. e fans were rewarded with the release of a demo six-song EP. Edward knows his time in school is limited and valuable. It almost immediately caught the ATO recording artist’s attention and he posted the link on Twitter. ten shows and over 4000 miles later. Edward’s summer “vacation” only made him eager for more.
of the holidays. b.Test 2. He entertained people in restaurants and cafés. 2013 d. 3. e. Decide if the sentences are True or False. Next Saturday. eager (l. Match the words from the text with their correct synonyms. c. 4. Answer these questions on the text. AL. accomplished (l. straightaway 4. Some companies 18 marks (6x3 marks) (recruit) summer staff at that time.3 What are his views towards school and music? C – Language 50 marks 1. 6) 1. He wanted the opportunity to attend music festivals for free. © ASA.1 How did he become known to the public? 4. challenge (l. enthusiastic e. Fill in the gaps with the verbs in brackets in the correct tense. c. displayed b. 26) 5. 3 . 16) 4. immediately (l. Edward was trying to publicise his music when he (catch) the attention of experts. 12) 3.2 Did he record his music in a studio? Justify your answer. while others b. dare c. posted (l. His own songs were played on TV. 10 marks (5x2 marks) 30 marks (3x10 marks) 4. a. gifted d. His friend Eric (not really try) to get work experience. Edward (have) a show in Birmingham. some of Edward’s friends (sleep) most (do) their best to get a summer job. a. A teen decided to waste his holidays doing nothing. He learned music at school. 10 marks (5x2 marks) a. 11) 2. e. He became known on YouTube at the age of 13. During the summer. d. Justify all of them with a sentence from the text.
Companies and shops offer many job vacancies for the summer paying low salaries. a. Although more staff is needed to keep shops running during the summer. You have to look for a summer job. this may be my last summer hanging out with my parents.” said Sarah. There is a growing demand for seasonal workers. Many students consider getting a job c. In order to 2. they get in for free and have loads of fun. Rewrite the following sentences starting them with the given words. lead and inspire teens. If you b. In spite of b. Choose the right connector to fi ll in the gaps. Youth leaders c.Test 2. a. Though make their own money and get some work experience. many shops prefer to increase working hours of regular staff because of the recession. 16 marks (4x4 marks) 2. You need some money for your holidays. there are lots of music festivals where students can fi nd job opportunities. a. “For me. Sarah said D – Written production 50 marks In 120-160 words.2. Next 16 marks (4x4 marks) a. However b. 2013 Look at this summer motto: “The coolest moments and memories are made when you least expect it. In addition 2. They must be willing to work at short notice. c. Furthermore 2.” .4.3. In order to b. . So that c.1. a. In spite of 3. c. There is a growing demand for seasonal workers d. give your opinion on this topic. 4 © ASA. During the summer holidays. Since b. Adventure Cross-Country is seeking youth leaders to teach.
And that’s exactly how it should be. F. a. b. a. © ASA. c. About half (52%) of the people who took our survey said their summer vacation would be just the right amount of activity. c.” Alexis said. is having. Youth leaders are being sought by Adventure Cross-Country to teach.3 He values what he learns at school and he wants to graduate and go to college without giving up on his musical career. “It’s a chance to relax after a hard school year. landing the position of artist-in-residence for a local Starbucks’ in the summer of 2010.1 He posted his version of a song by Bobby Long on YouTube. c. There is a growing demand for seasonal workers who must be willing to work at short notice. “It’s a break from homework and projects – and worrying about deadlines for assignments.htm l# (abridged and adapted. accessed in July 2013) 1. were recruiting. wasn’t really trying. In other words they’d have plenty going on. 2. “Airplay on internet radio stations soon followed”. 2. a.2 No. e. Ashlyn. you’ll have to look for a summer job. kind of boring. d. T. who’s in high school. a. F. B – Written comprehension 1.” Ashlyn has a healthy balance: she’s working from 10-2. f 3. d. but when it’s summer vacation you can relax and read books and go outside and swim. b. T. 2. 3. Kacey. Many were worried that they’d be overstretched or too bored. 2. If you need some money for your holidays. “One young man from Alabama has used his past two summers off to invest in his musical career”. b. caught. a. Ashlyn. Personal answer. Ashlyn. Monday through to Friday. 4. “He recorded songs on his home computer”.4. b. Kacey said. b. he uploaded a cover of Bobby Long’s ‘Who Have You Been Loving?’ to YouTube”. Alexis. D – Written production Personal answer. It’s about summer holidays and the way teens occupy themselves.3. Kacey. d. 1. he didn’t.1. 2013 http:/ / kidshealth.” 3. 2. b. f. 3. but still have time to relax. Alexis. e. 2. F. “Edward improved his performance skills in coffee shops and restaurants. c. e. slept. told us. Alexis. “when he was thirteen. But not everyone who took our survey said their summers would be the right balance of work and relaxation. 4. c. Sarah said that might be her last summer hanging out with her parents. Summer is also a time to kick back and unwind. b. 2. were doing. “During school it can seem like you’re really tired. sleep more. 5 . d. 5.” Ashlyn. C – Language 1. and then plans to hang out with friends and family at nights and on weekends. d.or g/ teen/ school_jobs/ school/ sum m er _blahs. b. see my friends more. We asked our readers what they would like doing over the summer – and if they thought it would be too much like hard work. d. 4. c. lead and inspire teens. 4. e. c. 2. “Self-taught on the guitar and the piano”. a.Test Answer Key A – Listening comprehension Audio script Summer is a time to enjoy a change of pace from the school year.2. It’s an opportunity to focus on different interests or activities that you don’t have as much time for during the rest of the year. or somewhere in between. 4.
Language 60 Total DATE ___ / ___ / ___ TEST CORRECTION GRID 1 40 Total D .Writ t en comprehension A .List ening comprehension 1 CLASS _________ UNIT ________________________________ 1 2 3 4 C . © ASA. 2013 Name 2 3 40 Total 1 2 3 4 60 Total B .Writ t en prod. 200 Tot al TERM _________ Mark Test .6 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 No.
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