You are on page 1of 4

English Test

February 2008
9th grade Class: A /E

Name: _____________________________________ No.: ____


Date: ______________________________________________

Classificao:
_____________________
A Professora:
_____________________
O Enc. de Educao:
_____________________

I READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT CAREFULLY.


JUNIOR AMBITIONS
Craig Dodd, 16:
Im ambitious but I keep changing my mind. I want to get good grades at school, then go to university
and do a degree in media studies. University is a good way to help you achieve your ambitions
because you need qualifications and have to know what you are doing. Eventually Id like to be a
5 director of my own company. My family and friends inspired me and gave me advice. I want to have a
job I enjoy but money is also important. You dont have to be old to achieve what you want. I believe
you can achieve your ambition at any age.
John Wilkins, 17:
I dont have any long-term ambitions. When I leave school I would like to go to university. Before I go, I
10 would like to get some job experience and travel a bit. Some famous people have inspired me. People
who really work for what they believe and have meaning in their lives other than money. There arent
really any specific people that put me off, just particular jobs I wouldnt like to do, such as working in
McDonalds or cleaning toilets!
Succeeding at your ambition depends on being focussed and determined. I keep changing my aims
15 because my main ambition is to be happy. I work mainly for the money rather than enjoyment.

A. Text 1. Complete the sentences accordingly. [4x3=12%]


1. Craig wants to go to university to ______________________________________________
2. He got inspiration and ______________________________________________________
3. Money is not _____________________________________________________ in a job.
4. Your age isnt important if ___________________________________________________

9th grade Class E

Page 1 / 4

Lets work!

B. Text 2. Decide whether the following sentences are true or false and correct the false ones.
[4x3=12%]
1. Before going to university John would like to take some time out.
___________________________________________________________________________
2. There are people whose lives dont depend on money.
___________________________________________________________________________
3. To succeed you have to constantly change your mind.
___________________________________________________________________________
4. Money is not as important as fun.
___________________________________________________________________________
C. Find in text 1 equivalents of the following words or phrases. [4x2=8%]
1. determined to be successful

_________________________

2. reach

_________________________

3. in the end

_________________________

4. encouraged

_________________________

II VOCABULARY.
A. Match the job to the place of work. [5x1=5%]
1. musician

a) restaurant

1.

2. waiter

b) street

2.

3. dustman

c) concert hall

3.

4. judge

d) surgery

4.

5. dentist

e) court

5.

B. Find the odd-one-out. [4x1.5=6%]


1. a) technology b) banking

c) reporter

d) marketing

2. a) salary

b) holidays

c) perks

d) application letter

3. a) fun

b) university degree

c) qualifications

d) good marks

4. a) job

b) earn

c) vacancy

d) employment

9th grade Class E

Page 2 / 4

Lets work!

III GRAMMAR
A. Suffixes: Complete the noun from the words given in brackets. [5x2=10%]
1. ________________ (farm) and bricklayers are manual ________________ (work).
2. When you are unemployed you need a lot of ________________ (imagine) and
________________(motivate) not to feel depressed.
3. That ______________ (direct) is my friend.
B. Complete with the past perfect simple or past perfect continuous. [4x2=8%]
1. He was terrified. He ________________________ (never / be) to an interview before.
2. How long ________________________ (they / study) before they got a rest?
3. They got a job right after they ________________________ (graduate) from university.
4. The students ________________________ (talk) for hours when the teacher arrived.
C. Complete with the gerund or the infinitive (with or without to). [5x2=10%]
1. I would like you ___________________ (help) me find a job.
2. You should ___________________ (work) harder if you want ___________________ (be)
successful.
3. Its no use ___________________ (lie) to the teachers.
4. She really doesnt mind ___________________ (work) on Sundays.
D. Combine the two sentences into one by using a relative pronoun. Omit the pronoun
whenever possible. [4x3=12%]
5.

She is a nurse. She works in that hospital.

___________________________________________________________________________
6. The man is my teacher. You met him yesterday.
___________________________________________________________________________
7. She is a writer. I admire her books.
___________________________________________________________________________
8. They live in a flat. Its in the city centre.
___________________________________________________________________________

9th grade Class E

Page 3 / 4

Lets work!

[17%]

IV WRITING

Imagine you are interviewing a person who does the same job you want to do one day. Ask
him/her all the questions you can think of to help you decide about your own future career.
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________

? Good luck! ?
Your teacher,
Clara Costa

9th grade Class E

Page 4 / 4

Lets work!