reading and Writing 9 grade

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1.
1 point
VOCABULARY

1 Complete the sentences with these words.

best-known failure fans instant
lazy quantity totally youth

1 The new computer became an ____________ bestseller and sold out right away.
2 Beethoven was _____________ deaf. He couldn’t hear a thing.
3 A huge _____________ of these MP3 players has been sold. Millions and millions, in fact!
4 Sunflowers is probably Van Gogh’s _____________ painting. It’s his most famous.
5 If you are _____________ and don’t work hard, you might not pass your exams.
6 J.K. Rowling has many young _____________ all over the world. They admire her very much.
7 That car was a complete _____________ and the company lost a lot of money.
8 This _____________ club is only for people under the age of 16.


8. ________________
2.
2 points
READING

Read the text and choose True or False.

China’s Superman
You may not have heard of Li Ka-shing, but he is one of the ten richest people in the world, and it is likely you have bought something through him or from him without realizing it. He is chairman of the Cheung Kong Group, a globally successful business group that includes banking, construction, property, plastics, cell phones, satellite television, cement production, drugstores and supermarkets, hotels, transportation, airports, electric power, steel production, ports, and shipping.
But his story is not only one of great achievement and success in business. The challenges of his past have helped him become the person he is today. Li Ka-shing was born in China, but because of troubles there in the 1940s, his family couldn’t stay so they moved to Hong Kong. He looked for work, and when he couldn’t find anything on his own, he managed to get a job selling watches in his uncle’s store. He didn’t need to work there long for everyone to realize that he was a first-class salesman.
When he was only 21, he started a factory producing plastic flowers, and within a few years he had managed to make himself a very rich man from selling them. When people asked him if he had been lucky he used to say, “No, I wasn't lucky. I worked hard to achieve the goals I set for myself,” so he clearly thought that he hadn’t needed luck.
After nine years, Li wasn’t able to continue renting his flower factory because the owner didn’t agree to it. If he wanted to continue with his factory, he needed to buy the land himself, so that’s what he did. He managed to buy land when it was very cheap. This is how he managed to become super-rich later because land prices just went up and up and up.
After that, he never looked back and moved into other areas of business such as ports, cell-phone companies, and electricity. But as well as making money, Li Ka-shing has also dedicated much of his time to helping people less fortunate than himself. He set up the Li Ka Shing foundation, an organization which works to improve education and healthcare for those who need it. It isn’t surprising that some people in Hong Kong call him “superman.”

1 Li Ka-shing is the richest man in the world.
True / False

2 He has many businesses including property, transportation, and steel production.
True / False

3 His family moved to China because of troubles in Hong Kong.
True / False

4 He wasn’t able to find a job when he first arrived there.
True / False

5 His first job was in a factory.
True / False

6 He set up a factory when he was 21.
True / False

7 His success with the flower factory wasn’t due to luck.
True / False

8 When land prices went up, he became very rich.
True / False

9 After that, he set up businesses in ports, roads, and television companies.
True / False

10 He is interested in improving education and healthcare for disadvantaged people.
True / False


4. __________________
3.
2 points
READING

Read the text and choose True or False.

China’s Superman
You may not have heard of Li Ka-shing, but he is one of the ten richest people in the world, and it is likely you have bought something through him or from him without realizing it. He is chairman of the Cheung Kong Group, a globally successful business group that includes banking, construction, property, plastics, cell phones, satellite television, cement production, drugstores and supermarkets, hotels, transportation, airports, electric power, steel production, ports, and shipping.
But his story is not only one of great achievement and success in business. The challenges of his past have helped him become the person he is today. Li Ka-shing was born in China, but because of troubles there in the 1940s, his family couldn’t stay so they moved to Hong Kong. He looked for work, and when he couldn’t find anything on his own, he managed to get a job selling watches in his uncle’s store. He didn’t need to work there long for everyone to realize that he was a first-class salesman.
When he was only 21, he started a factory producing plastic flowers, and within a few years he had managed to make himself a very rich man from selling them. When people asked him if he had been lucky he used to say, “No, I wasn't lucky. I worked hard to achieve the goals I set for myself,” so he clearly thought that he hadn’t needed luck.
After nine years, Li wasn’t able to continue renting his flower factory because the owner didn’t agree to it. If he wanted to continue with his factory, he needed to buy the land himself, so that’s what he did. He managed to buy land when it was very cheap. This is how he managed to become super-rich later because land prices just went up and up and up.
After that, he never looked back and moved into other areas of business such as ports, cell-phone companies, and electricity. But as well as making money, Li Ka-shing has also dedicated much of his time to helping people less fortunate than himself. He set up the Li Ka Shing foundation, an organization which works to improve education and healthcare for those who need it. It isn’t surprising that some people in Hong Kong call him “superman.”

1 Li Ka-shing is the richest man in the world.
True / False

2 He has many businesses including property, transportation, and steel production.
True / False

3 His family moved to China because of troubles in Hong Kong.
True / False

4 He wasn’t able to find a job when he first arrived there.
True / False

5 His first job was in a factory.
True / False

6 He set up a factory when he was 21.
True / False

7 His success with the flower factory wasn’t due to luck.
True / False

8 When land prices went up, he became very rich.
True / False

9 After that, he set up businesses in ports, roads, and television companies.
True / False

10 He is interested in improving education and healthcare for disadvantaged people.
True / False


6. __________________
4.
2 points
READING

Read the text and choose True or False.

China’s Superman
You may not have heard of Li Ka-shing, but he is one of the ten richest people in the world, and it is likely you have bought something through him or from him without realizing it. He is chairman of the Cheung Kong Group, a globally successful business group that includes banking, construction, property, plastics, cell phones, satellite television, cement production, drugstores and supermarkets, hotels, transportation, airports, electric power, steel production, ports, and shipping.
But his story is not only one of great achievement and success in business. The challenges of his past have helped him become the person he is today. Li Ka-shing was born in China, but because of troubles there in the 1940s, his family couldn’t stay so they moved to Hong Kong. He looked for work, and when he couldn’t find anything on his own, he managed to get a job selling watches in his uncle’s store. He didn’t need to work there long for everyone to realize that he was a first-class salesman.
When he was only 21, he started a factory producing plastic flowers, and within a few years he had managed to make himself a very rich man from selling them. When people asked him if he had been lucky he used to say, “No, I wasn't lucky. I worked hard to achieve the goals I set for myself,” so he clearly thought that he hadn’t needed luck.
After nine years, Li wasn’t able to continue renting his flower factory because the owner didn’t agree to it. If he wanted to continue with his factory, he needed to buy the land himself, so that’s what he did. He managed to buy land when it was very cheap. This is how he managed to become super-rich later because land prices just went up and up and up.
After that, he never looked back and moved into other areas of business such as ports, cell-phone companies, and electricity. But as well as making money, Li Ka-shing has also dedicated much of his time to helping people less fortunate than himself. He set up the Li Ka Shing foundation, an organization which works to improve education and healthcare for those who need it. It isn’t surprising that some people in Hong Kong call him “superman.”

1 Li Ka-shing is the richest man in the world.
True / False

2 He has many businesses including property, transportation, and steel production.
True / False

3 His family moved to China because of troubles in Hong Kong.
True / False

4 He wasn’t able to find a job when he first arrived there.
True / False

5 His first job was in a factory.
True / False

6 He set up a factory when he was 21.
True / False

7 His success with the flower factory wasn’t due to luck.
True / False

8 When land prices went up, he became very rich.
True / False

9 After that, he set up businesses in ports, roads, and television companies.
True / False

10 He is interested in improving education and healthcare for disadvantaged people.
True / False


7. __________________
5.
1 point
VOCABULARY

Complete the words in these sentences.

1 To get a place in this school, you have to take an e_____________ exam.
2 Do you wear a school u_____________?
3 You only pay tuition c_____________ for private education.
4 The times of classes will be clearly shown on the class s_____________.
5 Students who disobey the school r_____________ will be punished.
6 Martha leaves e_____________ school this year, after sixth grade, when she’ll be eleven.
7 If you want to be a teacher in a public school, you need a college d_____________.
8 Some students take a year off between h_____________ school and college.
9 More and more schools have interactive w_____________ in classrooms these days.


3. __________
6.
1 point
VOCABULARY

1 Complete the sentences with these words.

best-known failure fans instant
lazy quantity totally youth

1 The new computer became an ____________ bestseller and sold out right away.
2 Beethoven was _____________ deaf. He couldn’t hear a thing.
3 A huge _____________ of these MP3 players has been sold. Millions and millions, in fact!
4 Sunflowers is probably Van Gogh’s _____________ painting. It’s his most famous.
5 If you are _____________ and don’t work hard, you might not pass your exams.
6 J.K. Rowling has many young _____________ all over the world. They admire her very much.
7 That car was a complete _____________ and the company lost a lot of money.
8 This _____________ club is only for people under the age of 16.


1. ________________
7.
1 point
VOCABULARY

1 Complete the sentences with these words.

best-known failure fans instant
lazy quantity totally youth

1 The new computer became an ____________ bestseller and sold out right away.
2 Beethoven was _____________ deaf. He couldn’t hear a thing.
3 A huge _____________ of these MP3 players has been sold. Millions and millions, in fact!
4 Sunflowers is probably Van Gogh’s _____________ painting. It’s his most famous.
5 If you are _____________ and don’t work hard, you might not pass your exams.
6 J.K. Rowling has many young _____________ all over the world. They admire her very much.
7 That car was a complete _____________ and the company lost a lot of money.
8 This _____________ club is only for people under the age of 16.


6. ________________
8.
2 points
Read the text and choose the correct option, A, B, or C.


Helen Keller was born in 1880. When she was a baby, she became very sick. She recovered from her illness, but afterward, Helen
(1) ___ see and (2) ___ hear anything at all; she was blind and deaf. Life became very hard for Helen and her family. She was often angry, and used to break things and scream. Her family realized they (3) ___ find help for Helen, and they contacted a doctor, who suggested they visit a local expert, Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. With his help, they (4) ___ find a teacher for Helen, a woman named Anne Sullivan. When Anne met Helen, she started teaching her to spell out words using her fingers. Helen (5) ___ learn the words for “doll” and “cake.” But Anne realized she also (6) ___ help Helen with her difficult behavior, so they moved into a small house together. Helen started to make remarkable progress, and after a short time, she (7) ___ read using braille, and write using a typewriter.
At that time, many people believed that women (8) ___ go to college, but Helen went to Radcliffe College, and, with Anne’s help, she managed to graduate: the first deaf and blind person to get a degree.

1 2
A didn’t have to A wasn’t able to
B weren’t able to B could
C couldn’t C needed to

3 4
A needed to A could
B did B were able to
C managed to C had to

5 6
A managed to A could
B had to B has been able to
C were able to C had to


4. ________________
9.
1 point
VOCABULARY

Complete the words in these sentences.

1 To get a place in this school, you have to take an e_____________ exam.
2 Do you wear a school u_____________?
3 You only pay tuition c_____________ for private education.
4 The times of classes will be clearly shown on the class s_____________.
5 Students who disobey the school r_____________ will be punished.
6 Martha leaves e_____________ school this year, after sixth grade, when she’ll be eleven.
7 If you want to be a teacher in a public school, you need a college d_____________.
8 Some students take a year off between h_____________ school and college.
9 More and more schools have interactive w_____________ in classrooms these days.


6. __________
10.
1 point
VOCABULARY

1 Complete the sentences with these words.

best-known failure fans instant
lazy quantity totally youth

1 The new computer became an ____________ bestseller and sold out right away.
2 Beethoven was _____________ deaf. He couldn’t hear a thing.
3 A huge _____________ of these MP3 players has been sold. Millions and millions, in fact!
4 Sunflowers is probably Van Gogh’s _____________ painting. It’s his most famous.
5 If you are _____________ and don’t work hard, you might not pass your exams.
6 J.K. Rowling has many young _____________ all over the world. They admire her very much.
7 That car was a complete _____________ and the company lost a lot of money.
8 This _____________ club is only for people under the age of 16.


3. ________________
11.
1 point
VOCABULARY

Complete the words in these sentences.

1 To get a place in this school, you have to take an e_____________ exam.
2 Do you wear a school u_____________?
3 You only pay tuition c_____________ for private education.
4 The times of classes will be clearly shown on the class s_____________.
5 Students who disobey the school r_____________ will be punished.
6 Martha leaves e_____________ school this year, after sixth grade, when she’ll be eleven.
7 If you want to be a teacher in a public school, you need a college d_____________.
8 Some students take a year off between h_____________ school and college.
9 More and more schools have interactive w_____________ in classrooms these days.


7. __________
12.
2 points
Read the text and choose the correct option, A, B, or C.


Helen Keller was born in 1880. When she was a baby, she became very sick. She recovered from her illness, but afterward, Helen
(1) ___ see and (2) ___ hear anything at all; she was blind and deaf. Life became very hard for Helen and her family. She was often angry, and used to break things and scream. Her family realized they (3) ___ find help for Helen, and they contacted a doctor, who suggested they visit a local expert, Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. With his help, they (4) ___ find a teacher for Helen, a woman named Anne Sullivan. When Anne met Helen, she started teaching her to spell out words using her fingers. Helen (5) ___ learn the words for “doll” and “cake.” But Anne realized she also (6) ___ help Helen with her difficult behavior, so they moved into a small house together. Helen started to make remarkable progress, and after a short time, she (7) ___ read using braille, and write using a typewriter.
At that time, many people believed that women (8) ___ go to college, but Helen went to Radcliffe College, and, with Anne’s help, she managed to graduate: the first deaf and blind person to get a degree.

1 2
A didn’t have to A wasn’t able to
B weren’t able to B could
C couldn’t C needed to

3 4
A needed to A could
B did B were able to
C managed to C had to

5 6
A managed to A could
B had to B has been able to
C were able to C had to


3. ________________
13.
2 points
READING

Read the text and choose True or False.

China’s Superman
You may not have heard of Li Ka-shing, but he is one of the ten richest people in the world, and it is likely you have bought something through him or from him without realizing it. He is chairman of the Cheung Kong Group, a globally successful business group that includes banking, construction, property, plastics, cell phones, satellite television, cement production, drugstores and supermarkets, hotels, transportation, airports, electric power, steel production, ports, and shipping.
But his story is not only one of great achievement and success in business. The challenges of his past have helped him become the person he is today. Li Ka-shing was born in China, but because of troubles there in the 1940s, his family couldn’t stay so they moved to Hong Kong. He looked for work, and when he couldn’t find anything on his own, he managed to get a job selling watches in his uncle’s store. He didn’t need to work there long for everyone to realize that he was a first-class salesman.
When he was only 21, he started a factory producing plastic flowers, and within a few years he had managed to make himself a very rich man from selling them. When people asked him if he had been lucky he used to say, “No, I wasn't lucky. I worked hard to achieve the goals I set for myself,” so he clearly thought that he hadn’t needed luck.
After nine years, Li wasn’t able to continue renting his flower factory because the owner didn’t agree to it. If he wanted to continue with his factory, he needed to buy the land himself, so that’s what he did. He managed to buy land when it was very cheap. This is how he managed to become super-rich later because land prices just went up and up and up.
After that, he never looked back and moved into other areas of business such as ports, cell-phone companies, and electricity. But as well as making money, Li Ka-shing has also dedicated much of his time to helping people less fortunate than himself. He set up the Li Ka Shing foundation, an organization which works to improve education and healthcare for those who need it. It isn’t surprising that some people in Hong Kong call him “superman.”

1 Li Ka-shing is the richest man in the world.
True / False

2 He has many businesses including property, transportation, and steel production.
True / False

3 His family moved to China because of troubles in Hong Kong.
True / False

4 He wasn’t able to find a job when he first arrived there.
True / False

5 His first job was in a factory.
True / False

6 He set up a factory when he was 21.
True / False

7 His success with the flower factory wasn’t due to luck.
True / False

8 When land prices went up, he became very rich.
True / False

9 After that, he set up businesses in ports, roads, and television companies.
True / False

10 He is interested in improving education and healthcare for disadvantaged people.
True / False


3. __________________
14.
2 points
Read the text and choose the correct option, A, B, or C.


Helen Keller was born in 1880. When she was a baby, she became very sick. She recovered from her illness, but afterward, Helen
(1) ___ see and (2) ___ hear anything at all; she was blind and deaf. Life became very hard for Helen and her family. She was often angry, and used to break things and scream. Her family realized they (3) ___ find help for Helen, and they contacted a doctor, who suggested they visit a local expert, Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. With his help, they (4) ___ find a teacher for Helen, a woman named Anne Sullivan. When Anne met Helen, she started teaching her to spell out words using her fingers. Helen (5) ___ learn the words for “doll” and “cake.” But Anne realized she also (6) ___ help Helen with her difficult behavior, so they moved into a small house together. Helen started to make remarkable progress, and after a short time, she (7) ___ read using braille, and write using a typewriter.
At that time, many people believed that women (8) ___ go to college, but Helen went to Radcliffe College, and, with Anne’s help, she managed to graduate: the first deaf and blind person to get a degree.

1 2
A didn’t have to A wasn’t able to
B weren’t able to B could
C couldn’t C needed to

3 4
A needed to A could
B did B were able to
C managed to C had to

5 6
A managed to A could
B had to B has been able to
C were able to C had to


5. ________________
15.
2 points
READING

Read the text and choose True or False.

China’s Superman
You may not have heard of Li Ka-shing, but he is one of the ten richest people in the world, and it is likely you have bought something through him or from him without realizing it. He is chairman of the Cheung Kong Group, a globally successful business group that includes banking, construction, property, plastics, cell phones, satellite television, cement production, drugstores and supermarkets, hotels, transportation, airports, electric power, steel production, ports, and shipping.
But his story is not only one of great achievement and success in business. The challenges of his past have helped him become the person he is today. Li Ka-shing was born in China, but because of troubles there in the 1940s, his family couldn’t stay so they moved to Hong Kong. He looked for work, and when he couldn’t find anything on his own, he managed to get a job selling watches in his uncle’s store. He didn’t need to work there long for everyone to realize that he was a first-class salesman.
When he was only 21, he started a factory producing plastic flowers, and within a few years he had managed to make himself a very rich man from selling them. When people asked him if he had been lucky he used to say, “No, I wasn't lucky. I worked hard to achieve the goals I set for myself,” so he clearly thought that he hadn’t needed luck.
After nine years, Li wasn’t able to continue renting his flower factory because the owner didn’t agree to it. If he wanted to continue with his factory, he needed to buy the land himself, so that’s what he did. He managed to buy land when it was very cheap. This is how he managed to become super-rich later because land prices just went up and up and up.
After that, he never looked back and moved into other areas of business such as ports, cell-phone companies, and electricity. But as well as making money, Li Ka-shing has also dedicated much of his time to helping people less fortunate than himself. He set up the Li Ka Shing foundation, an organization which works to improve education and healthcare for those who need it. It isn’t surprising that some people in Hong Kong call him “superman.”

1 Li Ka-shing is the richest man in the world.
True / False

2 He has many businesses including property, transportation, and steel production.
True / False

3 His family moved to China because of troubles in Hong Kong.
True / False

4 He wasn’t able to find a job when he first arrived there.
True / False

5 His first job was in a factory.
True / False

6 He set up a factory when he was 21.
True / False

7 His success with the flower factory wasn’t due to luck.
True / False

8 When land prices went up, he became very rich.
True / False

9 After that, he set up businesses in ports, roads, and television companies.
True / False

10 He is interested in improving education and healthcare for disadvantaged people.
True / False


1. __________________

16.
1 point
VOCABULARY

1 Complete the sentences with these words.

best-known failure fans instant
lazy quantity totally youth

1 The new computer became an ____________ bestseller and sold out right away.
2 Beethoven was _____________ deaf. He couldn’t hear a thing.
3 A huge _____________ of these MP3 players has been sold. Millions and millions, in fact!
4 Sunflowers is probably Van Gogh’s _____________ painting. It’s his most famous.
5 If you are _____________ and don’t work hard, you might not pass your exams.
6 J.K. Rowling has many young _____________ all over the world. They admire her very much.
7 That car was a complete _____________ and the company lost a lot of money.
8 This _____________ club is only for people under the age of 16.


4. ________________
17.
2 points
READING

Read the text and choose True or False.

China’s Superman
You may not have heard of Li Ka-shing, but he is one of the ten richest people in the world, and it is likely you have bought something through him or from him without realizing it. He is chairman of the Cheung Kong Group, a globally successful business group that includes banking, construction, property, plastics, cell phones, satellite television, cement production, drugstores and supermarkets, hotels, transportation, airports, electric power, steel production, ports, and shipping.
But his story is not only one of great achievement and success in business. The challenges of his past have helped him become the person he is today. Li Ka-shing was born in China, but because of troubles there in the 1940s, his family couldn’t stay so they moved to Hong Kong. He looked for work, and when he couldn’t find anything on his own, he managed to get a job selling watches in his uncle’s store. He didn’t need to work there long for everyone to realize that he was a first-class salesman.
When he was only 21, he started a factory producing plastic flowers, and within a few years he had managed to make himself a very rich man from selling them. When people asked him if he had been lucky he used to say, “No, I wasn't lucky. I worked hard to achieve the goals I set for myself,” so he clearly thought that he hadn’t needed luck.
After nine years, Li wasn’t able to continue renting his flower factory because the owner didn’t agree to it. If he wanted to continue with his factory, he needed to buy the land himself, so that’s what he did. He managed to buy land when it was very cheap. This is how he managed to become super-rich later because land prices just went up and up and up.
After that, he never looked back and moved into other areas of business such as ports, cell-phone companies, and electricity. But as well as making money, Li Ka-shing has also dedicated much of his time to helping people less fortunate than himself. He set up the Li Ka Shing foundation, an organization which works to improve education and healthcare for those who need it. It isn’t surprising that some people in Hong Kong call him “superman.”

1 Li Ka-shing is the richest man in the world.
True / False

2 He has many businesses including property, transportation, and steel production.
True / False

3 His family moved to China because of troubles in Hong Kong.
True / False

4 He wasn’t able to find a job when he first arrived there.
True / False

5 His first job was in a factory.
True / False

6 He set up a factory when he was 21.
True / False

7 His success with the flower factory wasn’t due to luck.
True / False

8 When land prices went up, he became very rich.
True / False

9 After that, he set up businesses in ports, roads, and television companies.
True / False

10 He is interested in improving education and healthcare for disadvantaged people.
True / False


5. __________________
18.
2 points
Read the text and choose the correct option, A, B, or C.


Helen Keller was born in 1880. When she was a baby, she became very sick. She recovered from her illness, but afterward, Helen
(1) ___ see and (2) ___ hear anything at all; she was blind and deaf. Life became very hard for Helen and her family. She was often angry, and used to break things and scream. Her family realized they (3) ___ find help for Helen, and they contacted a doctor, who suggested they visit a local expert, Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. With his help, they (4) ___ find a teacher for Helen, a woman named Anne Sullivan. When Anne met Helen, she started teaching her to spell out words using her fingers. Helen (5) ___ learn the words for “doll” and “cake.” But Anne realized she also (6) ___ help Helen with her difficult behavior, so they moved into a small house together. Helen started to make remarkable progress, and after a short time, she (7) ___ read using braille, and write using a typewriter.
At that time, many people believed that women (8) ___ go to college, but Helen went to Radcliffe College, and, with Anne’s help, she managed to graduate: the first deaf and blind person to get a degree.

1 2
A didn’t have to A wasn’t able to
B weren’t able to B could
C couldn’t C needed to

3 4
A needed to A could
B did B were able to
C managed to C had to

5 6
A managed to A could
B had to B has been able to
C were able to C had to


6. ________________
19.
1 point
VOCABULARY

1 Complete the sentences with these words.

best-known failure fans instant
lazy quantity totally youth

1 The new computer became an ____________ bestseller and sold out right away.
2 Beethoven was _____________ deaf. He couldn’t hear a thing.
3 A huge _____________ of these MP3 players has been sold. Millions and millions, in fact!
4 Sunflowers is probably Van Gogh’s _____________ painting. It’s his most famous.
5 If you are _____________ and don’t work hard, you might not pass your exams.
6 J.K. Rowling has many young _____________ all over the world. They admire her very much.
7 That car was a complete _____________ and the company lost a lot of money.
8 This _____________ club is only for people under the age of 16.


5. ________________
20.
2 points
Read the text and choose the correct option, A, B, or C.


Helen Keller was born in 1880. When she was a baby, she became very sick. She recovered from her illness, but afterward, Helen
(1) ___ see and (2) ___ hear anything at all; she was blind and deaf. Life became very hard for Helen and her family. She was often angry, and used to break things and scream. Her family realized they (3) ___ find help for Helen, and they contacted a doctor, who suggested they visit a local expert, Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. With his help, they (4) ___ find a teacher for Helen, a woman named Anne Sullivan. When Anne met Helen, she started teaching her to spell out words using her fingers. Helen (5) ___ learn the words for “doll” and “cake.” But Anne realized she also (6) ___ help Helen with her difficult behavior, so they moved into a small house together. Helen started to make remarkable progress, and after a short time, she (7) ___ read using braille, and write using a typewriter.
At that time, many people believed that women (8) ___ go to college, but Helen went to Radcliffe College, and, with Anne’s help, she managed to graduate: the first deaf and blind person to get a degree.

1 2
A didn’t have to A wasn’t able to
B weren’t able to B could
C couldn’t C needed to

3 4
A needed to A could
B did B were able to
C managed to C had to

5 6
A managed to A could
B had to B has been able to
C were able to C had to


2. ________________
21.
1 point
VOCABULARY

1 Complete the sentences with these words.

best-known failure fans instant
lazy quantity totally youth

1 The new computer became an ____________ bestseller and sold out right away.
2 Beethoven was _____________ deaf. He couldn’t hear a thing.
3 A huge _____________ of these MP3 players has been sold. Millions and millions, in fact!
4 Sunflowers is probably Van Gogh’s _____________ painting. It’s his most famous.
5 If you are _____________ and don’t work hard, you might not pass your exams.
6 J.K. Rowling has many young _____________ all over the world. They admire her very much.
7 That car was a complete _____________ and the company lost a lot of money.
8 This _____________ club is only for people under the age of 16.


7. ________________
22.
2 points
READING

Read the text and choose True or False.

China’s Superman
You may not have heard of Li Ka-shing, but he is one of the ten richest people in the world, and it is likely you have bought something through him or from him without realizing it. He is chairman of the Cheung Kong Group, a globally successful business group that includes banking, construction, property, plastics, cell phones, satellite television, cement production, drugstores and supermarkets, hotels, transportation, airports, electric power, steel production, ports, and shipping.
But his story is not only one of great achievement and success in business. The challenges of his past have helped him become the person he is today. Li Ka-shing was born in China, but because of troubles there in the 1940s, his family couldn’t stay so they moved to Hong Kong. He looked for work, and when he couldn’t find anything on his own, he managed to get a job selling watches in his uncle’s store. He didn’t need to work there long for everyone to realize that he was a first-class salesman.
When he was only 21, he started a factory producing plastic flowers, and within a few years he had managed to make himself a very rich man from selling them. When people asked him if he had been lucky he used to say, “No, I wasn't lucky. I worked hard to achieve the goals I set for myself,” so he clearly thought that he hadn’t needed luck.
After nine years, Li wasn’t able to continue renting his flower factory because the owner didn’t agree to it. If he wanted to continue with his factory, he needed to buy the land himself, so that’s what he did. He managed to buy land when it was very cheap. This is how he managed to become super-rich later because land prices just went up and up and up.
After that, he never looked back and moved into other areas of business such as ports, cell-phone companies, and electricity. But as well as making money, Li Ka-shing has also dedicated much of his time to helping people less fortunate than himself. He set up the Li Ka Shing foundation, an organization which works to improve education and healthcare for those who need it. It isn’t surprising that some people in Hong Kong call him “superman.”

1 Li Ka-shing is the richest man in the world.
True / False

2 He has many businesses including property, transportation, and steel production.
True / False

3 His family moved to China because of troubles in Hong Kong.
True / False

4 He wasn’t able to find a job when he first arrived there.
True / False

5 His first job was in a factory.
True / False

6 He set up a factory when he was 21.
True / False

7 His success with the flower factory wasn’t due to luck.
True / False

8 When land prices went up, he became very rich.
True / False

9 After that, he set up businesses in ports, roads, and television companies.
True / False

10 He is interested in improving education and healthcare for disadvantaged people.
True / False


2. __________________
23.
1 point
VOCABULARY

Complete the words in these sentences.

1 To get a place in this school, you have to take an e_____________ exam.
2 Do you wear a school u_____________?
3 You only pay tuition c_____________ for private education.
4 The times of classes will be clearly shown on the class s_____________.
5 Students who disobey the school r_____________ will be punished.
6 Martha leaves e_____________ school this year, after sixth grade, when she’ll be eleven.
7 If you want to be a teacher in a public school, you need a college d_____________.
8 Some students take a year off between h_____________ school and college.
9 More and more schools have interactive w_____________ in classrooms these days.


4. __________
24.
3 points
Read the text and choose the correct option, A, B, or C.


Helen Keller was born in 1880. When she was a baby, she became very sick. She recovered from her illness, but afterward, Helen
(1) ___ see and (2) ___ hear anything at all; she was blind and deaf. Life became very hard for Helen and her family. She was often angry, and used to break things and scream. Her family realized they (3) ___ find help for Helen, and they contacted a doctor, who suggested they visit a local expert, Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. With his help, they (4) ___ find a teacher for Helen, a woman named Anne Sullivan. When Anne met Helen, she started teaching her to spell out words using her fingers. Helen (5) ___ learn the words for “doll” and “cake.” But Anne realized she also (6) ___ help Helen with her difficult behavior, so they moved into a small house together. Helen started to make remarkable progress, and after a short time, she (7) ___ read using braille, and write using a typewriter.
At that time, many people believed that women (8) ___ go to college, but Helen went to Radcliffe College, and, with Anne’s help, she managed to graduate: the first deaf and blind person to get a degree.

1 2
A didn’t have to A wasn’t able to
B weren’t able to B could
C couldn’t C needed to

3 4
A needed to A could
B did B were able to
C managed to C had to

5 6
A managed to A could
B had to B has been able to
C were able to C had to


1. ________________
25.
1 point
VOCABULARY

Complete the words in these sentences.

1 To get a place in this school, you have to take an e_____________ exam.
2 Do you wear a school u_____________?
3 You only pay tuition c_____________ for private education.
4 The times of classes will be clearly shown on the class s_____________.
5 Students who disobey the school r_____________ will be punished.
6 Martha leaves e_____________ school this year, after sixth grade, when she’ll be eleven.
7 If you want to be a teacher in a public school, you need a college d_____________.
8 Some students take a year off between h_____________ school and college.
9 More and more schools have interactive w_____________ in classrooms these days.


2. __________
26.
2 points
READING

Read the text and choose True or False.

China’s Superman
You may not have heard of Li Ka-shing, but he is one of the ten richest people in the world, and it is likely you have bought something through him or from him without realizing it. He is chairman of the Cheung Kong Group, a globally successful business group that includes banking, construction, property, plastics, cell phones, satellite television, cement production, drugstores and supermarkets, hotels, transportation, airports, electric power, steel production, ports, and shipping.
But his story is not only one of great achievement and success in business. The challenges of his past have helped him become the person he is today. Li Ka-shing was born in China, but because of troubles there in the 1940s, his family couldn’t stay so they moved to Hong Kong. He looked for work, and when he couldn’t find anything on his own, he managed to get a job selling watches in his uncle’s store. He didn’t need to work there long for everyone to realize that he was a first-class salesman.
When he was only 21, he started a factory producing plastic flowers, and within a few years he had managed to make himself a very rich man from selling them. When people asked him if he had been lucky he used to say, “No, I wasn't lucky. I worked hard to achieve the goals I set for myself,” so he clearly thought that he hadn’t needed luck.
After nine years, Li wasn’t able to continue renting his flower factory because the owner didn’t agree to it. If he wanted to continue with his factory, he needed to buy the land himself, so that’s what he did. He managed to buy land when it was very cheap. This is how he managed to become super-rich later because land prices just went up and up and up.
After that, he never looked back and moved into other areas of business such as ports, cell-phone companies, and electricity. But as well as making money, Li Ka-shing has also dedicated much of his time to helping people less fortunate than himself. He set up the Li Ka Shing foundation, an organization which works to improve education and healthcare for those who need it. It isn’t surprising that some people in Hong Kong call him “superman.”

1 Li Ka-shing is the richest man in the world.
True / False

2 He has many businesses including property, transportation, and steel production.
True / False

3 His family moved to China because of troubles in Hong Kong.
True / False

4 He wasn’t able to find a job when he first arrived there.
True / False

5 His first job was in a factory.
True / False

6 He set up a factory when he was 21.
True / False

7 His success with the flower factory wasn’t due to luck.
True / False

8 When land prices went up, he became very rich.
True / False

9 After that, he set up businesses in ports, roads, and television companies.
True / False

10 He is interested in improving education and healthcare for disadvantaged people.
True / False


9. __________________
27.
1 point
VOCABULARY

Complete the words in these sentences.

1 To get a place in this school, you have to take an e_____________ exam.
2 Do you wear a school u_____________?
3 You only pay tuition c_____________ for private education.
4 The times of classes will be clearly shown on the class s_____________.
5 Students who disobey the school r_____________ will be punished.
6 Martha leaves e_____________ school this year, after sixth grade, when she’ll be eleven.
7 If you want to be a teacher in a public school, you need a college d_____________.
8 Some students take a year off between h_____________ school and college.
9 More and more schools have interactive w_____________ in classrooms these days.


5. __________
28.
1 point
VOCABULARY

Complete the words in these sentences.

1 To get a place in this school, you have to take an e_____________ exam.
2 Do you wear a school u_____________?
3 You only pay tuition c_____________ for private education.
4 The times of classes will be clearly shown on the class s_____________.
5 Students who disobey the school r_____________ will be punished.
6 Martha leaves e_____________ school this year, after sixth grade, when she’ll be eleven.
7 If you want to be a teacher in a public school, you need a college d_____________.
8 Some students take a year off between h_____________ school and college.
9 More and more schools have interactive w_____________ in classrooms these days.


8. __________
29.
1 point
VOCABULARY

Complete the words in these sentences.

1 To get a place in this school, you have to take an e_____________ exam.
2 Do you wear a school u_____________?
3 You only pay tuition c_____________ for private education.
4 The times of classes will be clearly shown on the class s_____________.
5 Students who disobey the school r_____________ will be punished.
6 Martha leaves e_____________ school this year, after sixth grade, when she’ll be eleven.
7 If you want to be a teacher in a public school, you need a college d_____________.
8 Some students take a year off between h_____________ school and college.
9 More and more schools have interactive w_____________ in classrooms these days.


9. __________
30.
1 point
VOCABULARY

Complete the words in these sentences.

1 To get a place in this school, you have to take an e_____________ exam.
2 Do you wear a school u_____________?
3 You only pay tuition c_____________ for private education.
4 The times of classes will be clearly shown on the class s_____________.
5 Students who disobey the school r_____________ will be punished.
6 Martha leaves e_____________ school this year, after sixth grade, when she’ll be eleven.
7 If you want to be a teacher in a public school, you need a college d_____________.
8 Some students take a year off between h_____________ school and college.
9 More and more schools have interactive w_____________ in classrooms these days.


1. __________
31.
1 point
VOCABULARY

1 Complete the sentences with these words.

best-known failure fans instant
lazy quantity totally youth

1 The new computer became an ____________ bestseller and sold out right away.
2 Beethoven was _____________ deaf. He couldn’t hear a thing.
3 A huge _____________ of these MP3 players has been sold. Millions and millions, in fact!
4 Sunflowers is probably Van Gogh’s _____________ painting. It’s his most famous.
5 If you are _____________ and don’t work hard, you might not pass your exams.
6 J.K. Rowling has many young _____________ all over the world. They admire her very much.
7 That car was a complete _____________ and the company lost a lot of money.
8 This _____________ club is only for people under the age of 16.


2. ________________
32.
2 points
READING

Read the text and choose True or False.

China’s Superman
You may not have heard of Li Ka-shing, but he is one of the ten richest people in the world, and it is likely you have bought something through him or from him without realizing it. He is chairman of the Cheung Kong Group, a globally successful business group that includes banking, construction, property, plastics, cell phones, satellite television, cement production, drugstores and supermarkets, hotels, transportation, airports, electric power, steel production, ports, and shipping.
But his story is not only one of great achievement and success in business. The challenges of his past have helped him become the person he is today. Li Ka-shing was born in China, but because of troubles there in the 1940s, his family couldn’t stay so they moved to Hong Kong. He looked for work, and when he couldn’t find anything on his own, he managed to get a job selling watches in his uncle’s store. He didn’t need to work there long for everyone to realize that he was a first-class salesman.
When he was only 21, he started a factory producing plastic flowers, and within a few years he had managed to make himself a very rich man from selling them. When people asked him if he had been lucky he used to say, “No, I wasn't lucky. I worked hard to achieve the goals I set for myself,” so he clearly thought that he hadn’t needed luck.
After nine years, Li wasn’t able to continue renting his flower factory because the owner didn’t agree to it. If he wanted to continue with his factory, he needed to buy the land himself, so that’s what he did. He managed to buy land when it was very cheap. This is how he managed to become super-rich later because land prices just went up and up and up.
After that, he never looked back and moved into other areas of business such as ports, cell-phone companies, and electricity. But as well as making money, Li Ka-shing has also dedicated much of his time to helping people less fortunate than himself. He set up the Li Ka Shing foundation, an organization which works to improve education and healthcare for those who need it. It isn’t surprising that some people in Hong Kong call him “superman.”

1 Li Ka-shing is the richest man in the world.
True / False

2 He has many businesses including property, transportation, and steel production.
True / False

3 His family moved to China because of troubles in Hong Kong.
True / False

4 He wasn’t able to find a job when he first arrived there.
True / False

5 His first job was in a factory.
True / False

6 He set up a factory when he was 21.
True / False

7 His success with the flower factory wasn’t due to luck.
True / False

8 When land prices went up, he became very rich.
True / False

9 After that, he set up businesses in ports, roads, and television companies.
True / False

10 He is interested in improving education and healthcare for disadvantaged people.
True / False


10. __________________
33.
2 points
READING

Read the text and choose True or False.

China’s Superman
You may not have heard of Li Ka-shing, but he is one of the ten richest people in the world, and it is likely you have bought something through him or from him without realizing it. He is chairman of the Cheung Kong Group, a globally successful business group that includes banking, construction, property, plastics, cell phones, satellite television, cement production, drugstores and supermarkets, hotels, transportation, airports, electric power, steel production, ports, and shipping.
But his story is not only one of great achievement and success in business. The challenges of his past have helped him become the person he is today. Li Ka-shing was born in China, but because of troubles there in the 1940s, his family couldn’t stay so they moved to Hong Kong. He looked for work, and when he couldn’t find anything on his own, he managed to get a job selling watches in his uncle’s store. He didn’t need to work there long for everyone to realize that he was a first-class salesman.
When he was only 21, he started a factory producing plastic flowers, and within a few years he had managed to make himself a very rich man from selling them. When people asked him if he had been lucky he used to say, “No, I wasn't lucky. I worked hard to achieve the goals I set for myself,” so he clearly thought that he hadn’t needed luck.
After nine years, Li wasn’t able to continue renting his flower factory because the owner didn’t agree to it. If he wanted to continue with his factory, he needed to buy the land himself, so that’s what he did. He managed to buy land when it was very cheap. This is how he managed to become super-rich later because land prices just went up and up and up.
After that, he never looked back and moved into other areas of business such as ports, cell-phone companies, and electricity. But as well as making money, Li Ka-shing has also dedicated much of his time to helping people less fortunate than himself. He set up the Li Ka Shing foundation, an organization which works to improve education and healthcare for those who need it. It isn’t surprising that some people in Hong Kong call him “superman.”

1 Li Ka-shing is the richest man in the world.
True / False

2 He has many businesses including property, transportation, and steel production.
True / False

3 His family moved to China because of troubles in Hong Kong.
True / False

4 He wasn’t able to find a job when he first arrived there.
True / False

5 His first job was in a factory.
True / False

6 He set up a factory when he was 21.
True / False

7 His success with the flower factory wasn’t due to luck.
True / False

8 When land prices went up, he became very rich.
True / False

9 After that, he set up businesses in ports, roads, and television companies.
True / False

10 He is interested in improving education and healthcare for disadvantaged people.
True / False


8. __________________