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TEST PAPER

ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 8TH GRADE

I. Circle and correct the mistakes. (10 points)


1. It is raining when I got home last night.
.....................................................................................
2. I have not ate anything today.
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3. Everyone have seen that movie.
.....................................................................................
4. If I am a child, I would play outside.
.....................................................................................
5. My father is thinking that I should stop smoking.
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II. Circle the correct verb. (10 points)


1. I need / am needing a vacation.
2. She sees / is seeing her dentist next week.
3. I think / am thinking about quitting my job.
4. I wish / am wishing I had a car!
5. They remember / are remembering their address.

III. Complete with the past simple or present perfect simple of the verbs in brackets.
(10 points)
1. My parents ......................................................... (just / leave)
2. They ......................................................... (buy) this house last year.
3. I ......................................................... (not talk) with Tina on the phone last night.
4. He ......................................................... (not write) a word to me for a long time.
5. My brother ......................................................... (never / drive) a truck.

IV. Circle the most appropriate words. (10 points)


1. He stepped into a puddle as / as soon as he was chasing the bus.
2. You must brush your teeth after / before you go to bed.
3. We’ll have a big party when / while we have finished our exams.
4. I fell off my bike because / so I wasn’t careful.
5. Mary was sick last week because / so she saw a doctor.
V. Complete each sentence with the correct part of speech from the verbs in brackets.
(10 points)
1. The report gave a surprising ...................................... (conclude)
2. She is not known for her ...................................... (modest)
3. His ...................................... (arrive) was badly-timed.
4. He was a reassuring and ...................................... (help) doctor.
5. They had a very ...................................... (enjoy) evening at the theatre.

VI. Complete the sentences using a preposition. (10 points)


1. I never get tired .................. listening to this song.
2. She is very excited .................. going to the USA.
3. Are you interested .................. modern art?
4. I am rather keen .................. rock climbing.
5. My sister is really angry .................. me these days.

VII. Change these sentences into first conditional clauses. (10 points)
Ex. Come to my party and I will introduce you to John.
If you come to my party, I will introduce you to John.
1. Keep missing school and you will fail all your exams.
...............................................................................................
2. Do your chores and I will give you your allowance.
...............................................................................................
3. Give the dog its food and it will stop barking.
...............................................................................................
4. Finish your homework and you can watch TV.
...............................................................................................
5. Put the fish away or the cat will eat it!
...............................................................................................

VIII. Fill in if, unless or when. (10 points)


1. ................ you don’t do it now, you’ll never find the courage to do it at all.
2. Fire burns you ................ you touch it.
3. Your aunt won’t get upset ................ you forget to send her a Christmas card.
4. ................ we leave now, we might miss our flight.
5. My hands freeze ................ I don’t wear gloves.
IX. Rephrase the sentences so that the meaning stays the same. You should write three
words in the space provided, including the word in capital letters. (10 points)

1. The children are too young to watch this movie. OLD


The children are .......................................................... to watch this film.
2. The coffee is not sweet enough. BITTER
The coffee ..........................................................
3. Peter is more intelligent than me. AS
I am not .......................................................... Peter.
4. How much is this bike? COST
How much does ..........................................................?
5. The streets of the town are really crowded. CARS
There are .......................................................... in this town

 Se acordă 10 puncte din oficiu.


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I. 1. It was raining when I got home VI. 1. of


last night. 2. about
3. in
2. I have not eaten anything today.
4. on
3. Everyone has seen that movie. 5. with
4. If I were a child, I would play
VII. 1. If you keep missing school, you
outside.
will fail all your exams.
5. My father thinks that I should 2. If you do your chores, I will
stop smoking. give you your allowance.
3. If you give the dog its food, it
will stop barking.
II. 1. need 4. If you finish your homework,
2. is seeing you can watch TV.
3. am thinking 5. If you don’t put the fish away,
4. wish the cat will eat it.
5. remember

III. 1. have just left


VIII. 1. if
2. bought
2. when
3. didn’t talk
3. unless
4. hasn’t written
4. unless
5. has never driven
5. when
IV. 1. as
IX. 1. aren’t old enough
2. before
2. is too bitter
3. when
3. as intelligent as
4. because
4. this bike cost
5. so
5. too many cars
V. 1. conclusion
2. modesty
3. arrival
4. helpful
5. enjoyable