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EFL RegionalCompetitionfor 8ft GradePrimarySchoolStudents


Mav 12 2012

Student'sCode

ReadingComprehension-l

30

Useof English

t70

Total

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EFL Regionalcompetitionfor 8thGradeprimary school students


MAY N 2AI2
Readingcomprehension

Student'sCODE:

Time limit 30 minutes

I. Readthe four jumbled paragraphsand arrangethemin the right order in the box
provided
1.

3.

4.

The author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was himself a doctor and had been
educatedin a very severeand critical medicalschoolof thought,especially
comingunderthe influenceof Dr. Bell of Edinburgh,1._.
He pridedhimself on thai,
2.-,
he could tell not only their diseasebut very often theii occupationandplace
of residence.
Readingsomedetectivestories,ConanDoyle was struckby the fact that their
resultswereobtained,in nearlyeverycase,by chance.He thoughthe would try his handat
writing a story3.
and where sciencewould take the place of chance.Thus
he startedwriting to passthe time 4. . Theresultwas SherlockHolmesand
h e c o n f e sse d th a tth e re su l ts''p' isffiedthatm anyschoolsofdetection,
working in France,in Egypt,in China and elsewhere,had admittedlyfoundedtheir system
uponthatof Holmes.
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Sherlock Holmes has appearedregularly on the stage, the big screen,


televisionand - most recently- on the Intemet.Hundredsof web pageshave
beencreatedwith everythingyou ever.wantedto know aboutthe amateurdetectiveand his
creator.

With the exceptionof number 10 Downing Street,221 BakerStreetmust be


the most famousaddressin Britain. You might not rememberthe number,but
the streetnameis inextricablylinkedwith the greatestsleuthof all time - SherlockHolmes.

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The success
of the SherlockHolmesstoriesbecamesomethingof a burdento
ConanDoyle 5.-.
So he had SherlockHolmeskilled off in
1893,in The Final Problem.But in the face of public demandhe was forcedto bring the
characterback to life to appeaxin The Hound of the Baskervillesin 1901 and to keelpon
writing abouthim until his own death.He died in 1930,but his detectiveis immortal.

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II. Decidewhat you think is the mostappropriatetitle. Write from letters (a- d) in the
spacebelow
a)
b)
c)
d)

The Great Detective


Inventing Holmes
The Author - Arthur Conan Doyle
The Successof the SherlockHolmes stories

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III. Five sentences


havebeenremovedfrom the text. Choosea sentence(A - E) from the
below
each
list
to fill
of the gaps.Write the correctletter in the box.
A.who wantedto concentrate
his energies
on moreseriouswriting
B. wherethe herowould treatcrime asDr. Bell treateddisease
C. whenhe lookedat apatient
D. while waiting for patientsat a newpracticein Portsmouth
E. who hadthe mostremarkablepowerfor observation
1.

3.

4.

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IV. Find words or phrases in the text which mean the same as the following:

1. closelyconnected
2. detective
3. load
4. started
5. achieved
6. pressed
7. admitted
8. strict
9. extraordinary
10.attention
V. Mark fhe following statementsas true or false
l. Dr. Bell of Edinburgh was self-satisfiedwith his perceivineabilities.
2. A. C. Doyle startedwriting in his doctor's office in Edinbureh.
3. Many detectivesfollowed SherlockHolmes' way of solving crimes.

4. A. C. Doylelived at 10DowningStreetin London.


5.A. C. Doyle stoppedwritins detectivestoriesin 1893.
6. Holmeswasrebornin 1930.
7. Plays aboutHolmes can be seeneven in theatres.
8. The Hound of the Baskervillesis Doyle's last detectivestory.
9. A. C. Doyle was inspiredby somemedical researchand their results.

i 0. In the 1890-speoplelikedreadingDoyle'sdetective
stories.

One point for each comect answer


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Useof English
Pzrt 2
Time: 60 minutes

total score:70 points


IZMav 2012

CODE
I. For questions1-30choosethe correctanswer.Circle the letterA, B, C or D
1. "Do you like my newjacket?"
mine,actually."
"Yes.It'sverysimilar
C. to
B. with
A. at
2."Paul is ill at the moment.He'ssufferingB. for
A. of

D. of

a verybadcold."
D. with
C. from

3. "Can I go to the park?"


you havedoneyour homework."
"You can'tgo C. after
B. until
A. while

D. when

4. "Did you enjoyyour stayin thehotel?"


friendlypeoplethatwe felt verywelcome."
"Yes.Theywere*
D. sucha
C. such
B. so
A. as
envelope,please?
B. an

5. Can I have
A.a
6. _sugar

B. How many

C. Howmuch

ideato havea partyfor your birthday


C. well
B. nicest
car was stolen last week
C. whose
B. who

8. This is the man


A. who's

9. Sheis a verycleverwoman,
B. isn'tshe
A. is she
i0. Thenew stadium
A. is opened

C. didn't she

lastmonthby the Mayor.


C. is opening
B. wasopened
in that housefor five years.
C. have lived
B. areliving

I 1. They

A.live
I2.They oftenB.go
A. went

D. How few

D. good

D. which

D. doesshe

D. will open

D. haslived

on holidayabroadwhentheyweresingle'

13.That'sanunusualtablecloth.
by my grandmother"
"Yes.It
B. is made
A. makes
14,Danny
A. has

D. none

shall I add to the cakemixture?

A. How often
7. It wasa
A. best

C. some

C. have gone

D. aregoing

C. is making

D. was made

a party at nine o'clock tonight.


C. have
B. is having

D. has had

15.You
A. mustn't
16.She_them
A. told

getup earlytomorrow.you don't haveto go to school.


B. can't
C. needn't
thatshewas leavingthe followingday.
B. said
C. savs

D. wouldn't

D. asked

17.Whattime doesthetrain leave?


I think it
at2 o'clock.
A. hasleft
B. Ieave

C. leaves

D. wasleft

18."Is Mimi watchingTV?,'


No. She
her homeworkright now.
A. did
B. is doing

C. does

D. is alwaysdoing

19.Sportis the mostimportantthingin our


A. live
B. life

C. lives

D. leaves

20._clothes
A. Man's

C. Mens'

D. Mans'

areon the first floor.


B. Men,s

Zl.Have you ever-_--.._- Helsinki?.,yes,once,in 19g9,,


A. goneto
B. gonein
C. beenin

D. beento

22._your
invitationto theweddingyet?
A. Hadn'tyou got
B. Didn't you get
C. Haven,tyou sot

D. Hasn'tyou got

23.They won't get marriedunlesshe

A. gets
24.If it
A, don't rain

B. is getting
, we'll go for a picnic.
B. isn't rain

25. The doctorrecomrnended


that I
A.go
B. going
26.-I'd,buythosetoysfor you if I
A. have
B. had
27.Bob
.A. wasgiven

?8tell
:,1"
A.

didn't

thejob.
C. got

D. get

C. will rain

D. doesn'train

on a strict diet.
C. to go

D. be

enoughmoney.
C. will have

a lot of presents
for his birthday.
B. is giving
C. hasgiven

D. wouldhave
D. gave

anyrhing
at ail atthebeginning
of thecompetition.
B. felt
C. feel
D. fall

29.we musttry to be more_


with peter.He,shada lot of problemsrecently.
A. understanding g. uttae.rtandable C. understood
D. understand
30. ,
they readthe text, thenthey did the multiple-choiceexercises.
A. Finally
B. Firstof all
c. Arthough
D. while
One point for eachcorrectanswer
/30

Total

with the correctform of the word in CAPITALS:


II. Completethe sentences
FRIEND
1.Nobodyat the partytalkedto us - they werevery
REGULAR
2. I find it very hardto rememberthe pasttenseof a lot of

verbs.

POSSIBLE
3. Shesaysit can'tbe done,but I don't acceptthat.Nothingis
AGREE
4. We don't havethe sameopinion.We almost
INFORM
5. Havethey got all the

about everything.

they need?

SPELL
6. He's neverbeenvery good at

DISCUSS
7. Wehada very heated
HAPPY
8. Their

in classtoday.

is all that mattersto me.

ARRANGE
9. Who madethe

for this competition?

{.INDERSTAND
10.I wrotethe wrons answerbecauseI
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IIL Read the following passageand write the verbs in the correct form below.
Use PresentPerfect or Past Simple.

THEN and NOW


Twenty years ago few people 1. (realize) that computers were about to become part of our
daily activities.This short period of time 2. (see)enonnous changes,in business,education
and public administration. Jobs which 3. (take) weeks to complete in the past, are now
carried out in minutes. Clerks who 4. (spend) all day copying and checking calcuiations are
now freed from these tedious tasks. In offices, the soft hum and clicking of word processors
5. (replace) the clatter of typewriters. Schoolchildren 6. (become) as familiar with hardware
and software as their parents 7. (be) with pencils and exercise books. Computerization of

public records8. (enable)governmentdepartments


to analyzethe needsof citizensin details.
of
us
Some
may wonder, however,whether life 9. (really/improve) as a result of these
changesor the spreadof computers10. (bring) us so manyproblems.

1.
2.
3.

6.
7.
8.

9.
10.

5.

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lV. Write sentences


with IF expressingfuture possibility
1.Wecan'teatoutsidebecauseit misht rain.

2.I mayarrivea bit early.I canhelpyou getthingsready.

3. He can'tbuythebookbecause
he doesn'thaveenoughmoney.
4. Yourphoneisn't working.I can't call you.

5. Stevemay enterthe competition. In that casehe may win.

V. Make this short story passive


1. Someonebroke into the Watsons'house at the weekend.2. The burglar took some
jewellery.3. But he didn't do any damage.4. Watsons'neighbors
heardsomenoise.5. They
reportedtheburglaryto thepolice.6. A youngpoliceofficerinterviewedMrs. Watson.7. The
police found some fingerprints, 8. and the police computeridentified the burglar.9. The
policehaveanesteda man. 10. The Watsonsbelievethe policewill sendhim to prison.

1.
)

3.
4.
J.

6.
1

8.
9.
10.
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\4. Circlethe uncountablenoun in the following pairs


1. journey/ information
2. job / weather
3. opportunity/ progress
/ advice
4. suggestion
5. money/ pound
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