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Test

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Listening

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CD1

Listen and number the pictures in the correct order. There


are two pictures you dont need to use.
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Test

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Listening

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CD1

Listen to two people talking about Kakapos. Write T (true) or


F (false).
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1 The woman lives in New Zealand.


2 The woman thinks the Kakapo is stranger
than the kiwi.
3 The Kakapos feathers arent hard.
4 The Kakapo uses its wings to climb trees.

5 The parrot is called Kakapo because it likes


sitting in trees.
6 There are fewer than 150 Kakapos alive
today.

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Test

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CD1

Listen and circle the correct answers.


1 The children are looking at a book /
website / magazine.
2 People in New Zealand created the
toy snake in a toy shop / school /
teachers house.
3 The longest real snake is in the USA
and its about 6 / 8 / 10 metres long.
4 3 / 8 / 15 men are needed to hold this
snake.
5 Medusa lives with people / with other
animals / in the wild.

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Reading

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4 Read and complete the sentences with Brad, Tina or Joe.

Brad

Hello! Im Brad. I live in Wellington, New Zealand and Im ten years old.
Ive got two younger brothers, Nick and Jack. Theyre very sporty. They
play football, basketball and ride their bicycles all day. I like cycling to
school, but in my free time I prefer drawing or painting. I love music!
I can play the drums and I sometimes go to pop concerts. My favourite
subject at school is history. Im not very good at maths or science.

Tina

Hi! My names Tina and Im from Honolulu, Hawaii. Im 11 and I go to


school with my sister, Shelly, and my brother, Ian. Shelly is eight and she
plays the piano really well. Ian and I arent very musical. Ian is 13 and we
always go surfing together. Hes also the best science student at school in
Science. My mother is a music teacher at school. I played the piano when I
was younger, but now I dont. Im always on my surfboard in my free time.

Joe

Hi! I live in Auckland in New Zealand and my names Joe. Im eight years
old and Ive got an older sister, Claire. Shes studying at university so I
live alone with my parents most of the time. I like going to school and in
my free time I go to a youth club. Ive got friends there who can make
amazing things, like toys with plastic bottles. Id like to be creative like
that, but Im more interested in computers and the internet. I want to
create websites when Im older.
is the youngest child in his/her

is the most musical person.

is the sportiest person.

is the most artistic person.

is the most techy person.

family.

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5 Read and circle the correct answers.

Jordan Romero was 13 years, ten


months and ten days old when he
reached the top of Mount Everest. He
was born in July 1996 and he was on
the top of the world in May 2010.
Today, hes still the youngest person
to climb the highest mountain on
Earth.

Hes also the youngest climber to


complete the Seven Summits: he
climbed the tallest mountain in each
continent. In December 2011, he
reached the top of Vinson Massif
in Antarctica, breaking George
Atkinsons record. Atkinson completed
the Seven Summits when he was 16.

With him were his father, his fathers


wife and three Sherpas*. Jordans
mother was at home. She watched
the whole climb on a special map
and talked to Jordan on a satellite
phone when he was at the top. She
asked him to do one thing Come back
home! to California, USA.

But why did Jordan want to do


this? He decided it was a good idea
when he was ten. A picture of the
seven highest mountains on a wall
in his school inspired him. Today,
Jordan wants to climb the 50 highest
mountains in the USA. He says, this
tour around the USA is about being
healthy. I want other children in the
country to climb mountains with me.
In his free time, he likes riding his
bicycle, listening to music and going
out with his friends.

Before he started his adventure in


the Himalayas, Jordan explained, I
just want to do something big. But
climbing Everest isnt his only record.

* Sherpas = people
from Nepal who are
very good climbers
and carry peoples
things to the top

Who didnt climb Everest with Jordan?


a a sherpa b his dad c his mum

How many records does Jordan hold?


a one b two c seven

How old was Jordan when he


completed the Seven Summits?
a 10 b 15 c 13

Jordan was George Atkison when he


climbed the Seven Summits.
a older than b younger than
c as old as

Jordan thinks that climbing is


a dangerous. b healthy. c easy.

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6 Read and write T (true) or F (false).

There are wonderful


birds around the
world that are
unique in their own
way. Some birds
are very small, very
big, y very fast or
very slow, run very
fast or lay big eggs.
Lets look at
some of these
that still exist
on our
planet.

It isnt the biggest bird in the world, but


its got the longest wings. The
Wandering Albatross has got wings that
are usually over three metres long. They
always live at sea and only come to small
islands in the south Atlantic and Indian
Ocean to eat and to lay their eggs. The
size of its wings helps the Wandering
Albatross to y for hours without moving
them and some scientists say that it sleeps
in the air. Pollution, especially plastic, is
putting these magnicent birds in danger
of extinction.
The Common Ostrich comes from the
same family as the kiwi and is the biggest
bird in the world. Its got a very long
neck and legs that make it the fastest bird,
too. Careful! It doesnt y faster than the
Peregrine Falcon, but it runs faster than
any other bird on land. An ostrich can run

about 70
km per hour. Its
also got the largest
eyes and it lays the
biggest eggs. They usually weigh more
than a kilo. A Peregrine Falcon is the
fastest bird when it drops from high up. It
dives at a speed of 300 km per hour! It can
also see other birds from 8 km away!
And what about small birds? The
Bee Hummingbird weighs about two
grams (0.002 kilos) and its about 5 cm
long. It looks like an insect and aps
its wings 80 times per
second! But a different
type of hummingbird
has got the fastest
wings in the world;
it moves them 90
times per second.

Any questions or comments? Send us an email at info@birds

1 The Common Ostrich has got longer wings than the Wandering Albatross.
2 The biggest egg is from an ostrich.
3 The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest bird on land.
4 The Bee Hummingbird has got the fastest wings in the world.
5 The Peregrine Falcon can stay in the air the longest without moving its wings.

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Writing

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7 Write questions using superlative adjectives. Then answer the


questions and explain why.

1 Who / sporty person / your class?

2 What / exceptional animal / the world?

3 you / young person / your family?

4 What / dangerous sport / the world?

because
.

because
.

because
.
because
.

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8 Look and write sentences with the superlative form of the words
in brackets.

MIKE

(bike / expensive)

(dog / big)

(bike / dirty)

(man / tall)

(dog / small)

(dog / noisy)

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9 Read the definitions and write the words. The first letter is given.

1 A tropical place with a lot of trees and rain. Many exotic animals live here.

r
2 Its a high rock face and some people jump from it with a parachute.

c
3 You can find these in mountains, rocks and in the sea. They are usually very dark
inside.

c
4 Its like a very cold river and it moves very slowly. Its formed from ice and snow.

g
5 Its a type of mountain, but its very hot inside. It can be active, dormant or extinct.

v
6 Its a piece of land in the middle of water.

Now match the words to the pictures below. There are two pictures
you dont need to use.
a

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Test

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Speaking

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10 Talk about the boys using superlative adjectives.


Phillip

Brian

Gerry

Age: 10

Age: 12

Age: 11

Weight: 31 kilos

Weight: 40 kilos

Weight: 35 kilos

Character/Features:
funny
short hair

fast

creative

Character/Features:
funny

short hair

fast
creat
ive

Character/Features:
funny
shor
t hair

fast

creative

11 Make questions about your family and answer them.

Score:

1 old / person?
2 artistic / person?
3 tall / person?
4 funny / person?
5 sporty / person?

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