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Escola Secundária Dr Manuel Gomes de Almeida – Espinho

Teste de Inglês 8º ano
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A. Listen to someone talk about teenage leisure in the UK.
As you listen, say if these statements are true or false.
1. ……….. Not many teenagers play in the street with their friends.
2. ……….. About 90% of British teenagers like playing computer games.
3. ……….. Girls are more interested than boys in computers.
4. ……….. British teenagers watch less TV than teenagers in other European countries.
5. ……….. They prefer watching TV only after classes.
6. ……….. More than 50% have a TV set in the bedroom.
7. ……….. Now there are more teenagers playing team sports than 40 years ago.
8. ……….. They criticize the government for not providing cheap gyms for them.
B. Read the following text about Meg Scott, a teen boxer.
Boxing is popular in our family. My mum used to box, and even my three-year-old brother, Liam,
can’t wait for a pair of gloves! But it was my Aunt Marian, who runs a boxing club, who introduced me to
it when I was 12. The first time I went to one of her classes, I absolutely loved it. We started with
stretches* to warm up and circuit training, before putting on gloves and practising punches on pads.
Afterwards, I was full of energy. Boxing became my number one hobby.
I was bored doing traditional girls’ sports like netball - boxing is much more exciting! It's always
really good to get your frustrations out on the pads or punch bag. When I have a bad day at school, I
always feel much better after boxing! It doesn't make me feel aggressive, just really relaxed. I'm not a
violent person and I certainly don't have fights outside the ring.
Boxing's definitely a sport for girls. It's excellent self defence, and it keeps you fit. It's good for
keeping your body in shape. My step-dad thinks my boxing hobby is great. He and my mum are really
supportive.
I haven't had a real boxing match yet, but I've been in the ring with a couple of girls. We have to
wear headgear* and chest pads*, so it's not like I can get really hurt. The only time I've been hurt is
when I got hit in the neck once.
My friends were surprised when I first got into boxing, but they are really supportive. Some boys
I know don't agree with girls boxing. "Look out for her," they joke when they see me. They're always
telling me that boxing is a man's sport, but that's not true — girls can do any sport boys can! Anyone
who says they can't is just being ridiculous and selfish.
in Sugar Magazine (abridged and adapted), quoted in Cool Zone – Texto Editores 2007, pp 56-57
ES Dr Manuel Gomes de Almeida - Espinho
OLima, Dezembro 2010

...................................... a...................... popular b................................................................. In her opinion the so-called girls' sports aren't exciting..... c.................................................................... What equipment does she need to do boxing? .......... c....... hobby d.... Match the words/expressions on the Ieft with their meaning on the right..................................... ....................................................... a.......... How important were her mum and aunt in her choice? ..............................................................................2 Nome: Turma: Data: *Glossary: stretches: alongamentos.. headgear: espécie de capacete para proteger a cabeça................. .............. Boys and girls can do the same sports.......... b...... a......................... soft protections 2............................................................................................................................ Boxing doesn't make her violent.............................................. What opinion do some boys have about her? ....... d......................................... activity done in spare time for pleasure or relaxation ……….............................. keep you in shape ……….............Espinho OLima............................... Is it possible to get hurt? ..................... Dezembro 2010 ................ Boxing runs in the family................................... .......................... Boxing equipment protects her.......... e................................................................ e.... ES Dr Manuel Gomes de Almeida ..... be responsible for ………........ 3................ ....... What do her parents think of this hobby? ................. In your opinion can girls do boxing? Explain...................................................... pads e......................................................................................... f............................. b....................................................................................................................................................................... Find evidence in the text for the following sentences................ square platform where boxers fight ………........................................................................................................................................... keep you fit ……….......... .............. Meg has an unusual hobby.... Answer these questions on the text............................................................. the ring f.. d... run c........................................................ very liked and appreciated ……….............................. chest pads: almofadas para proteger o peito 1............................................................ ....................................................................

... his bed... She put the plates on the table and told them to help ………………….. I want to pay for …………………... At weekends my friends sometimes ..... enjoy) ourselves at the bowling alley...... I'm not angry with you........ be) Susan's birthday and we .. when he was playing football. watch) TV.... the ironing.. Do you like ...................................... 7........ I'm angry with …………………........ (10.... When people are alone.......................................... We amused …………………............................... Jim likes . (4................................................. to the food. get) ready to go to bed........ (13................................ E... 4.. parties? 7.... Sally............ (15.................... (8... (6.. with a gun.................. television in the kitchen................................ On Saturday afternoons my friends and I usually ..... (2.. early in the morning.... ES Dr Manuel Gomes de Almeida ...... they often talk to ………………….. Don't pay for me.. (7..Espinho OLima.. We usually ..... play) cards or .. not hang out) in the street because it ... (12............... not have) fun at home................ 8............................. Be careful........... Steve and Ann love ............. Tell me about …………………... Jane! That plate is very hot................ 3... not get up) early to go to school so we always ................ Look! Right now Susan ....... (3........... I don't really like .............................. (9...... (14...... 1.... Complete the sentences below with the gerund of these verbs: be / do / get up / go / have / listen / make / watch 1.... It ............. meet) at one of our homes and we ......... (16................................. 10.......... (11.................... (17..................... to football matches...... But now we ... ...... I can't stand ... 3...... He fell off the ladder but he didn't hurt …………………. We ............... 12.... Dezembro 2010 ................................................... On Sundays we ......................... talk) because we ... Fill in the gaps with reflexive pronouns....... sleep) over..... 2............ They only think about ………………….... throw) a ball.............. Jack doesn't like ....... alone in the house at night...... Today is Saturday but we ... I'd like to know more about you.. talk) and ........... 2......... Iaugh) till Iate. the Present Simple or the Present Continuous. 4................ not be) safe. to music when he is driving............. ! D......... feel) very tired and at the moment we ................ 8he police say that the woman shot ………………….........3 Nome: Turma: Data: C......... (5....... Fill in with the correct forms of the verbs in brackets......................................................... Goodbye Joe and Maggy! Have a good holiday and look after …………………................. 6.. 5.............. 9.............. They never think about other people... Jane can't stand ..... (1.............. Don't burn ………………….. by playing cards yesterday evening.................................... David hates .............................................. 6............. Tom hurt …………………............ sleep) till late..... 11......... 8.......... 5.....................

.................. What do you like doing on your free time? List some things you like doing and give your reasons................................ .. ......................................................................................................................... .............................................. ES Dr Manuel Gomes de Almeida .............................................. ............................................................................................................................................................................................. .......................................................................... Dezembro 2010 ................................................................................................4 Nome: Turma: Data: F........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ...Espinho OLima............................................................... ................................................................................................................... ........................... ...................................................................................................................... ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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