Reading and writing 9 grade

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1.
3 points
Look at the text in each question. What does it say? Choose the correct summary, A, B or C.

Springton School Sports Day
Join us on Saturday 10th October for our family
sports day. Play in a football team with your
parents or race your teachers in the minimarathon!
This will be a fun day out for
everyone – participation is more important than
winning!

What does the notice say?

2.
3 points
Look at the text in each question. What does it say? Choose the correct summary, A, B or C.

Hi Connor,
I’ve taken Patrick to the doctor’s. We’ve
got an appointment at 12.30. If you go
out, please be home in time for lunch.
Love, Mum x

What must Connor do?
3.
3 points
Look at the text in each question. What does it say? Choose the correct summary, A, B or C.

Hi Ayla.
Great news! My mum’s offered to pick us up
from the concert, so we don’t have to wait
for a bus. She’ll meet us at 9.30 pm.
Jana.

Why is Jana sending the text message?
4.
3 points
Look at the text in each question. What does it say? Choose the correct summary, A, B or C.

NOTICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS
Please speak to the shop assistant
before trying on clothes.
No more than three items can be
taken into the changing rooms.

What should customers NOT do?
5.
0 points
Look at the text in each question. What does it say? Choose the correct summary, A, B or C.

FOR SALE
Second-hand mountain bike.
Only six months old.
Needs new front wheel.
Cost €200 new – will sell for €120.
Phone 07863 83981

The mountain bike …

6.
3 points
Read the text and the questions below. For each question, choose the correct answer, A,B or C

Elia Armstrong – Young Talent of the Year
Millions of viewers switched on their televisions last night to watch the final of Young Talent of the Year and what a show it was! There’ve been some terrific competitors over the last ten weeks, but only one person could win. This year there were no surprises – 15-year-old Elia Armstrong took the prize. Elia has been the audience’s favourite since the beginning. Even before she won, record companies wanted to sign her up. In last night’s final she played the piano and sang In Their Eyes, which she wrote herself. Her performance was absolutely incredible – the judges compared her to singers like Beyoncé and Mariah Carey. Elia’s a very hard-working musician – she practises the piano for three hours a day and she has a Grade Eight certificate, which is the highest level you can achieve. Elia also played the violin when she was younger. When Elia was twelve, she went for auditions with the world-famous British Youth Orchestra. She was offered a place. However, she didn’t feel confident about playing in front of an audience, so she decided to stop playing the violin. Interestingly, although she has mostly studied classical music, Elia is influenced by many types of music. In her free time she plays the guitar in a reggae band. The band is well known in her home town and it was her experience of playing in concerts with them that gave her the confidence to go on the show. Now in her final year of secondary school, Elia is studying hard for her exams. Before entering the competition, she wanted to be a psychologist, so she realised that it was important to get good grades. After the show last night, she also has the chance to become a singer. However, Elia has decided to keep working hard for the moment. She won’t decide what she is going to do until she finishes school in June.

What is the purpose of the text?


7.
3 points
Read the text and the questions below. For each question, choose the correct answer, A,B or C

Elia Armstrong – Young Talent of the Year
Millions of viewers switched on their televisions last night to watch the final of Young Talent of the Year and what a show it was! There’ve been some terrific competitors over the last ten weeks, but only one person could win. This year there were no surprises – 15-year-old Elia Armstrong took the prize. Elia has been the audience’s favourite since the beginning. Even before she won, record companies wanted to sign her up. In last night’s final she played the piano and sang In Their Eyes, which she wrote herself. Her performance was absolutely incredible – the judges compared her to singers like Beyoncé and Mariah Carey. Elia’s a very hard-working musician – she practises the piano for three hours a day and she has a Grade Eight certificate, which is the highest level you can achieve. Elia also played the violin when she was younger. When Elia was twelve, she went for auditions with the world-famous British Youth Orchestra. She was offered a place. However, she didn’t feel confident about playing in front of an audience, so she decided to stop playing the violin. Interestingly, although she has mostly studied classical music, Elia is influenced by many types of music. In her free time she plays the guitar in a reggae band. The band is well known in her home town and it was her experience of playing in concerts with them that gave her the confidence to go on the show. Now in her final year of secondary school, Elia is studying hard for her exams. Before entering the competition, she wanted to be a psychologist, so she realised that it was important to get good grades. After the show last night, she also has the chance to become a singer. However, Elia has decided to keep working hard for the moment. She won’t decide what she is going to do until she finishes school in June.

What does the writer say about the competition?
8.
3 points
Read the text and the questions below. For each question, choose the correct answer, A,B or C

Elia Armstrong – Young Talent of the Year
Millions of viewers switched on their televisions last night to watch the final of Young Talent of the Year and what a show it was! There’ve been some terrific competitors over the last ten weeks, but only one person could win. This year there were no surprises – 15-year-old Elia Armstrong took the prize. Elia has been the audience’s favourite since the beginning. Even before she won, record companies wanted to sign her up. In last night’s final she played the piano and sang In Their Eyes, which she wrote herself. Her performance was absolutely incredible – the judges compared her to singers like Beyoncé and Mariah Carey. Elia’s a very hard-working musician – she practises the piano for three hours a day and she has a Grade Eight certificate, which is the highest level you can achieve. Elia also played the violin when she was younger. When Elia was twelve, she went for auditions with the world-famous British Youth Orchestra. She was offered a place. However, she didn’t feel confident about playing in front of an audience, so she decided to stop playing the violin. Interestingly, although she has mostly studied classical music, Elia is influenced by many types of music. In her free time she plays the guitar in a reggae band. The band is well known in her home town and it was her experience of playing in concerts with them that gave her the confidence to go on the show. Now in her final year of secondary school, Elia is studying hard for her exams. Before entering the competition, she wanted to be a psychologist, so she realised that it was important to get good grades. After the show last night, she also has the chance to become a singer. However, Elia has decided to keep working hard for the moment. She won’t decide what she is going to do until she finishes school in June.

Why didn’t Elia play with the British Youth Orchestra?
9.
3 points
Read the text and the questions below. For each question, choose the correct answer, A,B or C

Elia Armstrong – Young Talent of the Year
Millions of viewers switched on their televisions last night to watch the final of Young Talent of the Year and what a show it was! There’ve been some terrific competitors over the last ten weeks, but only one person could win. This year there were no surprises – 15-year-old Elia Armstrong took the prize. Elia has been the audience’s favourite since the beginning. Even before she won, record companies wanted to sign her up. In last night’s final she played the piano and sang In Their Eyes, which she wrote herself. Her performance was absolutely incredible – the judges compared her to singers like Beyoncé and Mariah Carey. Elia’s a very hard-working musician – she practises the piano for three hours a day and she has a Grade Eight certificate, which is the highest level you can achieve. Elia also played the violin when she was younger. When Elia was twelve, she went for auditions with the world-famous British Youth Orchestra. She was offered a place. However, she didn’t feel confident about playing in front of an audience, so she decided to stop playing the violin. Interestingly, although she has mostly studied classical music, Elia is influenced by many types of music. In her free time she plays the guitar in a reggae band. The band is well known in her home town and it was her experience of playing in concerts with them that gave her the confidence to go on the show. Now in her final year of secondary school, Elia is studying hard for her exams. Before entering the competition, she wanted to be a psychologist, so she realised that it was important to get good grades. After the show last night, she also has the chance to become a singer. However, Elia has decided to keep working hard for the moment. She won’t decide what she is going to do until she finishes school in June.

Why was Elia not too nervous about entering the TV competition?

10.
3 points
Read the text and the questions below. For each question, choose the correct answer, A,B or C

Elia Armstrong – Young Talent of the Year
Millions of viewers switched on their televisions last night to watch the final of Young Talent of the Year and what a show it was! There’ve been some terrific competitors over the last ten weeks, but only one person could win. This year there were no surprises – 15-year-old Elia Armstrong took the prize. Elia has been the audience’s favourite since the beginning. Even before she won, record companies wanted to sign her up. In last night’s final she played the piano and sang In Their Eyes, which she wrote herself. Her performance was absolutely incredible – the judges compared her to singers like Beyoncé and Mariah Carey. Elia’s a very hard-working musician – she practises the piano for three hours a day and she has a Grade Eight certificate, which is the highest level you can achieve. Elia also played the violin when she was younger. When Elia was twelve, she went for auditions with the world-famous British Youth Orchestra. She was offered a place. However, she didn’t feel confident about playing in front of an audience, so she decided to stop playing the violin. Interestingly, although she has mostly studied classical music, Elia is influenced by many types of music. In her free time she plays the guitar in a reggae band. The band is well known in her home town and it was her experience of playing in concerts with them that gave her the confidence to go on the show. Now in her final year of secondary school, Elia is studying hard for her exams. Before entering the competition, she wanted to be a psychologist, so she realised that it was important to get good grades. After the show last night, she also has the chance to become a singer. However, Elia has decided to keep working hard for the moment. She won’t decide what she is going to do until she finishes school in June.

What’s Elia going to do now that she’s won the competition?

11.
3 points
Complete the text with the words from the lesson.

A lot of people prefer shopping for clothes online now, but I still think it’s better to go to the actual shops.
That way, you can try on the things you think you like before you buy them − and, let’s face it, things rarely
look as good on you as they do on display or in pictures, so that’s important. Of course, you can
(1) __________ things you order online now too if you don’t like them and get a (2) __________ or
(3) __________ what you bought for something else. The thing is, though, all this posting things
backwards and forwards takes time. Whereas, if you go to the shops, you get exactly what you want
straight away. Besides, sometimes things that are on (4) __________ in the sale are only available in
store, so you can miss out on getting the best (5) __________s by only shopping online

answer for 1: ______ do not sue capital letter
12.
3 points
Complete the text with the words from the lesson.

A lot of people prefer shopping for clothes online now, but I still think it’s better to go to the actual shops.
That way, you can try on the things you think you like before you buy them − and, let’s face it, things rarely
look as good on you as they do on display or in pictures, so that’s important. Of course, you can
(1) __________ things you order online now too if you don’t like them and get a (2) __________ or
(3) __________ what you bought for something else. The thing is, though, all this posting things
backwards and forwards takes time. Whereas, if you go to the shops, you get exactly what you want
straight away. Besides, sometimes things that are on (4) __________ in the sale are only available in
store, so you can miss out on getting the best (5) __________s by only shopping online

answer for 2: ______ do not sue capital letter
13.
3 points
Complete the text with the words from the lesson.

A lot of people prefer shopping for clothes online now, but I still think it’s better to go to the actual shops.
That way, you can try on the things you think you like before you buy them − and, let’s face it, things rarely
look as good on you as they do on display or in pictures, so that’s important. Of course, you can
(1) __________ things you order online now too if you don’t like them and get a (2) __________ or
(3) __________ what you bought for something else. The thing is, though, all this posting things
backwards and forwards takes time. Whereas, if you go to the shops, you get exactly what you want
straight away. Besides, sometimes things that are on (4) __________ in the sale are only available in
store, so you can miss out on getting the best (5) __________s by only shopping online

answer for 3: ______ do not sue capital letter
14.
3 points
Complete the text with the words from the lesson.

A lot of people prefer shopping for clothes online now, but I still think it’s better to go to the actual shops.
That way, you can try on the things you think you like before you buy them − and, let’s face it, things rarely
look as good on you as they do on display or in pictures, so that’s important. Of course, you can
(1) __________ things you order online now too if you don’t like them and get a (2) __________ or
(3) __________ what you bought for something else. The thing is, though, all this posting things
backwards and forwards takes time. Whereas, if you go to the shops, you get exactly what you want
straight away. Besides, sometimes things that are on (4) __________ in the sale are only available in
store, so you can miss out on getting the best (5) __________s by only shopping online

answer for 4: ______ do not sue capital letter
15.
3 points
Complete the text with the words from the lesson.

A lot of people prefer shopping for clothes online now, but I still think it’s better to go to the actual shops.
That way, you can try on the things you think you like before you buy them − and, let’s face it, things rarely
look as good on you as they do on display or in pictures, so that’s important. Of course, you can
(1) __________ things you order online now too if you don’t like them and get a (2) __________ or
(3) __________ what you bought for something else. The thing is, though, all this posting things
backwards and forwards takes time. Whereas, if you go to the shops, you get exactly what you want
straight away. Besides, sometimes things that are on (4) __________ in the sale are only available in
store, so you can miss out on getting the best (5) __________s by only shopping online

answer for 5: ______ do not sue capital letter
16.
3 points
Vocabulary 2: Complete the text with the words from the lesson.

I’m a regular customer at my local (6) __________ store, Gracey’s. I go there so often that I’m even on
first-name terms with the (7) __________ , Marvin! Marvin’s great. Unlike most people in his job, he
always has a smile on his face. Um, I say I’m a regular there, but don’t get me wrong – I’m not made of
money. Mostly, I just like to window shop and try things on in the (8) __________s. The only time I really
buy much stuff is after my birthday, when I get money from my aunts and uncles. Then my shopping
(9) __________’s usually full to the top by the time I reach the (10) __________ ! And Marvin always
smiles as I pass by him at the exit. ‘Happy birthday, Miss Greta,’ he says. It’s the same every year.

Answer for 6: Do not use capital letter
17.
3 points
Vocabulary 2: Complete the text with the words from the lesson.

I’m a regular customer at my local (6) __________ store, Gracey’s. I go there so often that I’m even on
first-name terms with the (7) __________ , Marvin! Marvin’s great. Unlike most people in his job, he
always has a smile on his face. Um, I say I’m a regular there, but don’t get me wrong – I’m not made of
money. Mostly, I just like to window shop and try things on in the (8) __________s. The only time I really
buy much stuff is after my birthday, when I get money from my aunts and uncles. Then my shopping
(9) __________’s usually full to the top by the time I reach the (10) __________ ! And Marvin always
smiles as I pass by him at the exit. ‘Happy birthday, Miss Greta,’ he says. It’s the same every year.

Answer for 7: _______ Do not use capital letter
18.
3 points
Vocabulary 2: Complete the text with the words from the lesson.

I’m a regular customer at my local (6) __________ store, Gracey’s. I go there so often that I’m even on
first-name terms with the (7) __________ , Marvin! Marvin’s great. Unlike most people in his job, he
always has a smile on his face. Um, I say I’m a regular there, but don’t get me wrong – I’m not made of
money. Mostly, I just like to window shop and try things on in the (8) __________s. The only time I really
buy much stuff is after my birthday, when I get money from my aunts and uncles. Then my shopping
(9) __________’s usually full to the top by the time I reach the (10) __________ ! And Marvin always
smiles as I pass by him at the exit. ‘Happy birthday, Miss Greta,’ he says. It’s the same every year.

Answer for 8: Do not use capital letter
19.
3 points
Vocabulary 2: Complete the text with the words from the lesson.

I’m a regular customer at my local (6) __________ store, Gracey’s. I go there so often that I’m even on
first-name terms with the (7) __________ , Marvin! Marvin’s great. Unlike most people in his job, he
always has a smile on his face. Um, I say I’m a regular there, but don’t get me wrong – I’m not made of
money. Mostly, I just like to window shop and try things on in the (8) __________s. The only time I really
buy much stuff is after my birthday, when I get money from my aunts and uncles. Then my shopping
(9) __________’s usually full to the top by the time I reach the (10) __________ ! And Marvin always
smiles as I pass by him at the exit. ‘Happy birthday, Miss Greta,’ he says. It’s the same every year.

Answer for 9: Do not use capital letter
20.
3 points
Vocabulary 2: Complete the text with the words from the lesson.

I’m a regular customer at my local (6) __________ store, Gracey’s. I go there so often that I’m even on
first-name terms with the (7) __________ , Marvin! Marvin’s great. Unlike most people in his job, he
always has a smile on his face. Um, I say I’m a regular there, but don’t get me wrong – I’m not made of
money. Mostly, I just like to window shop and try things on in the (8) __________s. The only time I really
buy much stuff is after my birthday, when I get money from my aunts and uncles. Then my shopping
(9) __________’s usually full to the top by the time I reach the (10) __________ ! And Marvin always
smiles as I pass by him at the exit. ‘Happy birthday, Miss Greta,’ he says. It’s the same every year.

Answer for 10: Do not use capital letter
21.
3 points
Grammar 1: Choose the correct options to complete the text.

It (11) must / might be sixteen years I’ve worked at Gracey’s now. Yes, it is – gee, that’s a long time! I
guess I (12) can’t / could be something else, but I love my job so why change it? I can’t really see myself
doing a different one. I think the customers like me too. That (13) could / must be why the manager pays
me so well − maybe. I guess I’m good for business – who really knows for sure … I’ll be 65 next week –
does that mean I (14) could / can’t be an employee of Gracey’s anymore? I hope not. I (15) can’t / might
be getting old, but I’m not ready to retire yet

Answer for 11: _____ do not use capital letter
22.
3 points
Grammar 1: Choose the correct options to complete the text.

It (11) must / might be sixteen years I’ve worked at Gracey’s now. Yes, it is – gee, that’s a long time! I
guess I (12) can’t / could be something else, but I love my job so why change it? I can’t really see myself
doing a different one. I think the customers like me too. That (13) could / must be why the manager pays
me so well − maybe. I guess I’m good for business – who really knows for sure … I’ll be 65 next week –
does that mean I (14) could / can’t be an employee of Gracey’s anymore? I hope not. I (15) can’t / might
be getting old, but I’m not ready to retire yet

Answer for 12: _____ do not use capital letter
23.
3 points
Grammar 1: Choose the correct options to complete the text.

It (11) must / might be sixteen years I’ve worked at Gracey’s now. Yes, it is – gee, that’s a long time! I
guess I (12) can’t / could be something else, but I love my job so why change it? I can’t really see myself
doing a different one. I think the customers like me too. That (13) could / must be why the manager pays
me so well − maybe. I guess I’m good for business – who really knows for sure … I’ll be 65 next week –
does that mean I (14) could / can’t be an employee of Gracey’s anymore? I hope not. I (15) can’t / might
be getting old, but I’m not ready to retire yet

Answer for 13: _____ do not use capital letter
24.
3 points
Grammar 1: Choose the correct options to complete the text.

It (11) must / might be sixteen years I’ve worked at Gracey’s now. Yes, it is – gee, that’s a long time! I
guess I (12) can’t / could be something else, but I love my job so why change it? I can’t really see myself
doing a different one. I think the customers like me too. That (13) could / must be why the manager pays
me so well − maybe. I guess I’m good for business – who really knows for sure … I’ll be 65 next week –
does that mean I (14) could / can’t be an employee of Gracey’s anymore? I hope not. I (15) can’t / might
be getting old, but I’m not ready to retire yet

Answer for 14: _____ do not use capital letter
25.
3 points
Grammar 1: Choose the correct options to complete the text.

It (11) must / might be sixteen years I’ve worked at Gracey’s now. Yes, it is – gee, that’s a long time! I
guess I (12) can’t / could be something else, but I love my job so why change it? I can’t really see myself
doing a different one. I think the customers like me too. That (13) could / must be why the manager pays
me so well − maybe. I guess I’m good for business – who really knows for sure … I’ll be 65 next week –
does that mean I (14) could / can’t be an employee of Gracey’s anymore? I hope not. I (15) can’t / might
be getting old, but I’m not ready to retire yet

Answer for 15: _____ do not use capital letter
26.
25 points
QUESTION
You’re going to write a formal letter to the owner of your local sports shop. You want to ask if you can have some free sports clothing and equipment for a charity mountain hike students in your class are doing. Write 8 or more sentences.
Say:
 why you’re writing.
 give information about the hike (where, when, who, why).
 say what type of clothing and equipment you need.
 thank the shop owner and say you look forward to their reply.
Remember:
 start and end your letter in an appropriate way.