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ENGLISH TEST

NAME: ________________________DATE:___________________GRADE:_______

Reading Comprehension Peter Marks: Press officer. Peter Marks is the press officer for a top football club. If a television or newspaper journalist wants to know anything about the club, Peter gives them the information. At the age of 10 I wanted to play football for England! But I studied science at university, and then got a job on a daily newspaper, writing about business and sports. I`ve worked for this club for eight years. When I started, only one other football club had a press officer-now almost every club has one. The job has changed a lot. At the beginning I just gave information to a few local and national newspaper. Today my phone never stops ringing! Magazines, TV companies and radio station from all over the world want interviews with our players and manager. Often, journalists or photographer ask to meet a player here. That`s why my office is next to the club changing room-it`s easy for me to find players when they`ve finished practicing. Newspapers sometimes say things about football clubs that are wrong, so I teach all our players how to answer difficult questions. Then I `am happy to let them speak to journalist without me.

I ANSWER THIS QUESTION: 1) WHICH IS THE MAIN IDEA? 2) WHAT IS THE PLACE? 3) WHO IS THE CHARACTER? 4) WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL OPINION? 5) WHAT IS THE MESSAGE OF THE TEXT?

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Choose the correct alternative:

1. When he was a boy, Peter hoped to become a footballer. a) Right b) Wrong c) Doesnt say

2. Peter did a degree in business studies when he left school. a) Right b) Wrong c) Doesnt say

3.Peter was a journalist for eigth years. a) Right b) Wrong c) Doesnt say

4. When he started this job, Peter had less to do than he has now. a) Right b) Wrong c) Doesnt say

5. Peter can speak several foreign languages a) Right b) Wrong c) Doesnt say

6.Peter knows where the players are at the club if anybody wants to speak to them there. a) Right b) Wrong c) Doesn t say

7. When the footballers talk to the journalists, Peter answers any difficult questions for them. a) Right b) Wrong c) Doesnt say