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Global English TEST N° 3


Global English test N°3

This is global English test N°3. Do it and click on the Key Answers link to check your answers.

I - COMPREHENSION (8 POINTS)

More and more adolescents in Britain are becoming more independent of their parents at a younger age. Twenty years ago it was quite unusual for the average 15 year-old to go away for the summer holidays without his or her parents. These days 40 percent of 15 year-olds spend their holidays either alone or with friends of their own age. They enjoy themselves more. Many pay for their holidays with their own money, which they earn by doing a variety of holiday jobs. This prevents parents from complaining because of financial problems.

More adolescents are spending their summer holidays abroad, too. Language study holidays are popular. The best way to speak a foreign language you are studying is to go to the country and speak it.

One reason for adolescents spending more time abroad is that travel has become easier. Charter flights are cheaper and there are other travel reductions for students and young people.

Another reason is that adolescents don’t rely on their parents any more. They prefer to live their lives their own way. They also have more responsibilities. They can now vote at the age of eighteen and more of them are leaving home in order to work or study before they are twenty.

A. ARE THESE SENTENCES TRUE OR FALSE? JUSTIFY(4 POINTS)

1. Twenty years ago, adolescents didn’t use to travel alone.
2. Less than half of the British adolescents spend their holidays with their parents.

B. ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS (2 POINTS)

1. What do many adolescents do to pay for their holidays?
2. Why do British adolescents go away from home at an early age?

C.WHAT DO THE UNDERLINED WORDS IN THE TEXT REFER TO?  (1 POINT)

1. it          (paragraph 2)
2. them    (paragraph 4)

D. FIND IN THE TEXT WORDS OR EXPRESSIONS THAT MEAN THE SAME AS  (1 POINT)


1. get         (paragraph 1)
2. stops      (paragraph 1)
 

II – LANGUAGE(7POINTS)

A. REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES BEGINNING WITH THE WORRDS GIVEN (2 POINTS)

1. Moroccans usually eat couscous on Fridays.
    Couscous………………………………………………………..
2. We find mass media everywhere in the industrialized world.
    Mass media……………………………………………………..

B. FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH AN APPROPRIATE WORD FROM THE LIST (2 POINTS)

chat show – sitcom – editorial – network – audience

1. The local drama group gave a really good performance of ‘Hamlet’. Unfortunately, there was a thin ________ on the first night.
2. Today there is a special ________ in Tel Quel magazine about illegal immigration.

C. PUT THE WORDS BETWEEN BRACKETS IN THE CORRECT FORM(2 POINTS)

1. Bayti is a Moroccan association that has offered much help to (home) children.
2. Untidy people are not nice to know. They are always dirty, forgetful and (care).

D.What do these statements express:  (1 POINT)

Statements
What they express
1.Sorry, I didn’t mean to break your window. ...
2. I’m sorry to bother you, but the food is too salty. ...

III – WRITING(5 POINTS)

Write an e-mail to your friend about the film you have just seen.

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