PROGRESS TEST 8TH GRADE

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2 points
LISTENING


Listen to a radio show about a vacation. Choose the correct option, A, B, or C.


1 The vacation is in ___.

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2 points
LISTENING

2 On this vacation, you’ll learn how to canoe ___.


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2 points
LISTENING

3 You’ll go on a ___ expedition along the river.
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2 points
LISTENING

4 You will ___.
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2 points
LISTENING

5 You will have to ___.
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2 points
LISTENING

6 The vacation company will provide ___.

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2 points
LISTENING

7 The Yukon region is a beautiful place, ___.

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2 points
LISTENING

8 The courses run ___.

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2 points
LISTENING

9 The best time to go is ___.

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2 points
LISTENING

10 You can book the vacation ___.
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1 point
GRAMMAR

Choose the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in parentheses.

1 Liam ______________________________ his exams. He worked really hard.
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1 point
GRAMMAR

2 Dad ______________________________ weight before running the race. He found it really difficult.
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1 point
GRAMMAR

3 We ______________________________ to the Caribbean for our vacation. It was way too expensive
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1 point
GRAMMAR

4 I ______________________________ harder in school.
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1 point
GRAMMAR

5 Maxine ______________________________ their date. Jon was so upset.
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2 points
GRAMMAR

Choose the sentences with the correct third conditional form of the verbs in parentheses.

1 If the traffic __________________ (be) worse, we would have arrived late.
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2 points
GRAMMAR

2 If you __________________ (not burn) your hand, we wouldn’t have gone to the hospital.
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2 points
GRAMMAR

3 You __________________ (not be) so tired if you had gone to bed earlier.
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2 points
GRAMMAR

4 If the government __________________ (not build) the dam, these people wouldn’t have lost their homes.
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2 points
GRAMMAR

5 We __________________ (send) some flowers if we had known she was sick.
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1 point
VOCABULARY

Complete the dialogues with these words.

dry-cleaned - faucet - hemmed - hose - installed - repaired shower - watering can

Andy: Shall I water the plants in the backyard? It’s been very hot today.
Sarah: OK, but don’t use the (1) ____________ – it uses too much water.
Andy: It’s all right, I’ll use the (2) _____________.
Sarah: Thanks! And don’t forget to turn off the (3) _____________ afterward.
Andy: Right! Then I’ll take a (4) _____________, not a bath!

Ashley: I’m going to the mall. Do you need anything?
Gavin: Yes. My new pants are too long. Could you get them (5) _____________ for me?
Ashley: Sure. I’m getting my jacket
(6) _____________. The dry-cleaners will do your pants, too.

Matt: My computer has crashed and I can’t fix it. I need to get it (7) _____________.
Jenny: They can fix it at the store, and then you can get that new anti-virus software (8) _____________, too.


1. _______________
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1 point
VOCABULARY

2. _____________
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1 point
VOCABULARY

3. _____________
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1 point
VOCABULARY

4. _____________
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1 point
VOCABULARY

5. _____________
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1 point
VOCABULARY

6. _____________
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VOCABULARY

7. _____________
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VOCABULARY

8. _____________
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3 points
READING

Read the text. Then read the sentences, choose True or False.
The Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is in Southeast Asia. It is a kingdom with a constitutional monarch, King Rama IX, who has ruled since 1946. It attracts more visitors than any other country in Southeast Asia, with its combination of incredible natural beauty, famous hospitality, delicious food, and ancient temples and ruins. Few countries have so much to offer the tourist. And most importantly, the people of Thailand are known for their charm and hospitality. The largest city is the capital Bangkok, with a population of over five million people and a busy economy. From the mountains of Mae Hong Son and the bright green islands of the Andaman Sea, to the night clubs and crowded markets of Bangkok, Thailand has something for every type of traveler.

Thailand has become particularly popular with students and young people. A favorite destination is the island of Phuket, and the beautiful white beaches of Koh Samui. Tourists can ride around on Tuk-Tuks, the moped taxis, eat incredible Thai food, go snorkeling, and visit the ancient temples. It’s a totally different experience to Europe.

The best time to visit is in February, when the weather is good and the beaches are at their best. Thailand’s monsoons arrive around July, and last into November (the “rainy season”). The weather then can be very hot and humid. This is followed by a dry, cool period from November to mid-February, followed by much higher temperatures from March to June.

The busiest months for tourists are August, November, December, February, and March, with smaller peaks in January and July. Even during busy months, however, if you simply avoid some of the most popular destinations, like Chiang Mai and all islands and beaches, it isn’t difficult to leave the crowds behind. If your main aim is to avoid crowds altogether and to take advantage of cheap rooms and low-season prices, you should think of traveling during the least crowded months (April, May, June, September, and October). This is also the best time for scuba diving.

1 Thailand is the least visited country in Southeast Asia.
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3 points
READING

2 Thai people are charming and friendly.
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3 points
READING

3 Bangkok is a busy capital city.
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3 points
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4 It has become a popular place for retired people to visit.
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3 points
READING

5 It’s similar to Europe as a tourist destination.
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READING

6 The best time to go to the beach is February.
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3 points
READING

7 The monsoon season in Thailand is hot and wet.
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3 points
READING

8 There are six very busy tourist months.
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3 points
READING

9 Thailand is crowded everywhere you go.
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3 points
READING

10 April and May are two good months for scuba diving.
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27 points
WRITING

A friend of yours is planning to visit your country for a vacation. Write an e-mail with some suggestions. Think of these things:
• When to visit
• Where to go
• What to do
• What to bring