8th GRADE TEST

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1.
4 points
LISTENING

1. Where was the man coming from when he first saw the UFO?
2.
4 points
LISTENING

2. What time did the man report the incident to the police?
3.
4 points
LISTENING

3. What jumped out in front of the man's car?
4.
4 points
LISTENING

4. What happened next to the man?
5.
4 points
LISTENING

5. What does the police officer suggest at the end of the story?
6.
1 point
VOCABULARY

1 Car tires are made of this.
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7.
1 point
VOCABULARY

2 This is used to make bottles and windows.
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8.
1 point
VOCABULARY

3 This warm fiber comes from sheep.
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1 point
VOCABULARY

4 This natural fabric is used to make clothes, towels and sheets.
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10.
1 point
VOCABULARY

5 This comes from trees, and is used for furniture.
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11.
1 point
VOCABULARY

6 This strong, light material is made of oil. It’s used to make many modern things.
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12.
2 points
GRAMMAR

Choose the best option: active or passive form of these verbs.


Have you ever seen a clockwork radio? They’re unusual because you don’t need batteries or electricity – you just turn a handle to get power! The clockwork radio
(1) _____________ by an inventor named Trevor Baylis in 1991. He started working on it when he (2) _____________ that many people in rural parts of Africa couldn’t find out valuable information about Aids because they (3) _____________ electricity for their radios. Baylis worked on his invention for three months, and then tried to get companies to help him develop it. At first, his idea (4) _____________ and he almost (5) _____________.
But in 1993, he (6) _____________ by a reporter, and a TV show about Trevor and his invention (7) _____________. After that, people (8) _____________ him to continue with his project by sending him letters and money. He started work again, but he (9) _____________ a lot of problems making the radio sound loud enough. After a year of hard work, he solved the problem, and in 1995, the first radios (10) _____________ by a factory in South Africa. Now, clockwork radios are sold all over the world.


1.___________________
13.
2 points
GRAMMAR

Choose the best option: active or passive form of these verbs.


2._______________
14.
2 points
GRAMMAR

Choose the best option: active or passive form of these verbs.

3._______________________
15.
2 points
GRAMMAR

Choose the best option: active or passive form of these verbs.

4._______________________
16.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Choose the best option: active or passive form of these verbs.

5._______________________
17.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Choose the best option: active or passive form of these verbs.

6._______________________
18.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Choose the best option: active or passive form of these verbs.

7._______________________
19.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Choose the best option: active or passive form of these verbs.

8._______________________
20.
2 points
GRAMMAR

Choose the best option: active or passive form of these verbs.

9._______________________
21.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Choose the best option: active or passive form of these verbs.

10._______________________
22.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Complete the sentences with the simple past or past perfect form of these verbs.

1 I _____________ the train because it had already left the station.
23.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Complete the sentences with the simple past or past perfect form of these verbs.

2 He started to walk quickly because he _____________ someone following him.
24.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Complete the sentences with the simple past or past perfect form of these verbs.

3 Andy _____________ in three countries by the time he was ten years old.
25.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Complete the sentences with the simple past or past perfect form of these verbs.


4 Nobody had understood her before she _____________ her pronunciation.
26.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Complete the sentences with the simple past or past perfect form of these verbs.

5 She had to go to the hospital because she _____________ her leg in an accident.
27.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Complete the sentences with the simple past or past perfect form of these verbs.

6 Madison had learned to drive before she _____________ 17.
28.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Complete the sentences with the simple past or past perfect form of these verbs.

7 I cooked dinner because my mom _____________ and asked me to.
29.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Complete the sentences with the simple past or past perfect form of these verbs.

8 Harry _____________ every night, and now he had no money.
30.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Complete the sentences with the simple past or past perfect form of these verbs.

9 By the time my grandmother was 25, she _____________ three children.

31.
1 point
GRAMMAR

Complete the sentences with the simple past or past perfect form of these verbs.

10 Last year, I _____________ things I had never done before.
32.
2 points
READING


Read the text. Then read the sentences and choose True or False.


When 17-year-old Andrew Cowan from the U.K. made a remote-controlled robot for an exam project, he had no idea how successful it would be.
Andrew invented the recovery robot to help firefighters and other emergency and rescue workers. The robot is designed to go into buildings that are falling down or on fire. It can help emergency workers find out if anyone is inside the building and needs help, without having to go into the building themselves.
The invention made such a good impression with the exam judges that Andrew was chosen to represent his country in a European contest for young scientists in Portugal in 2010.
Before Andrew was sent to Portugal, the robot had already won a number of prizes and sponsorship deals. A few months earlier, in March 2010, Andrew had been given the engineering and technology prize in a major national contest for science and engineering, as well as the Siemens prize. When creating this robot, Andrew received sponsorship for the project from several companies; he contacted the companies, who agreed to give him some of the parts he needed for the robot, such as the robot’s heat sensor. Andrew placed their company logos on the robot in return for sponsoring the project.
Andrew’s robot is fitted with firefighting equipment, plus a camera, and a sensor, and this caught the attention of some large companies. The electronics company Siemens is going to sponsor him to study at college, while other important electronics companies have offered him jobs for when he graduates from college.

1 Andrew Cowan’s robot was his school exam project.
True / False

33.
2 points
READING


Read the text. Then read the sentences and choose True or False.

2 He invented it to help doctors.
True / False
34.
2 points
READING


Read the text. Then read the sentences and choose True or False.

3 Thanks to the robot, firefighters have to go into buildings that are on fire.
True / False
35.
2 points
READING


Read the text. Then read the sentences and choose True or False.

4 Andrew was chosen to represent his school in a contest for young scientists.
True / False
36.
2 points
READING


Read the text. Then read the sentences and choose True or False.

5 Andrew went to Portugal in 2011.
True / False
37.
2 points
READING


Read the text. Then read the sentences and choose True or False.

6 Before the contest in Portugal, Andrew’s robot had already won a lot of prizes.
True / False
38.
2 points
READING


Read the text. Then read the sentences and choose True or False.

7 A number of companies had given money and equipment to help Andrew with his project.
True / False
39.
2 points
READING


Read the text. Then read the sentences and choose True or False.

8 In return for sponsorship, their telephone numbers were put on the side of the robot.
True / False
40.
2 points
READING


Read the text. Then read the sentences and choose True or False.

9 Siemens offered to sponsor Andrew to go to college.
True / False
41.
2 points
READING


Read the text. Then read the sentences and choose True or False.

10 He was offered jobs by some important electronics companies.
True / False
42.
25 points
WRITING

Choose one of these inventions. Describe what life was like before the invention. (60 words)


car cell phone clock Internet paper plastic telephone television train wheel


Think of these things:

• What did people use to do before?
• Why do you think it was a good invention?
• How did it change people’s lives?