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The Clock-Tower School National Contest ~ May 2012GRADE 4


I. Choose the correct word to fill in the space. 1. Snakes have_______________ feet. A. Know B. no 2. How_________________ you get to London? A. do B. Dew C. due 3. The lamp hangs from the __________________ . A. ceiling B. sealing 4. I saw this very big, brown ___________________outside! A. bare B. bear 5. In one ______________________ my parents will be leaving. A. our B. hour 6."Where is my book? Oh, dear! I think I lost ___ !" A. him B. it C. its 7. "John is making a lot of noise!" "I'll ask ___ to be quiet." A. him B. it C. its 8. "I can't find my glasses!" "You are wearing ___!" A. them B. there C. they 9. "Do you like bananas?" "I love ___ !" A. hers B. its C. them 10. "Please tell Mrs. Smith to come in." "Sorry, I don't know ___." A. her B. him C. she 15 POINTS II. Order the words given to obtain a sentence. 1. am / friend / taller / My , John, / I / is / than / . 2. than / is / Josh / boy / wiser / any / age / his /. 3. I / CDs / have / times / he / many / four / as / has / as / . 4. looks / to / tennis / is / Learning / as / not / play / easy / it / as /. 5. gold / Of / silver, / and / more / the / precious / former / is / . 10 POINTS III. Complete the crossword puzzle, by spelling the number indicated below.
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Across Down 1) 33 1) 32 3) 8 5) 19 7) 55 9) 90 2) 80 4) 18 6) 24




8) 44 10) 22 12) 5 11) 13 13) 15 14) 4 15) 70





VI. Put the verbs in brackets in the correct tense. 1. Look! He (leave)_______________________________________ the house. 2. Quiet please! I (write)____________________________________ a test. 3. She usually (walk)_____________________________________ to school. 4. But look! Today she (go)_________________________________ by bike. 5. Every Sunday we (go)_______________________________ to see my grandparents. 6. He often (go)__________________________________ to the cinema. 7. We (play)____________________________________ Monopoly at the moment. 8. The child seldom (cry)___________________________________________. 9. I (not / do)____________________________________ anything at the moment. 10. (watch / he)_______________________________________ the news regularly?


VI. Describe the best game youve ever played. 35 POINTS Timp de lucru: 2 ore Se acorda 10 puncte din oficiu. TOTAL 100 POINTS GRADE 5 SECTION I - GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY I.Spell the following numbers. 989 _________________________________ 546 _________________________________ 51st _________________________________ 419 _________________________________ 24th _________________________________ 775 _________________________________ 178 _________________________________ 68th _________________________________ 157 ___________________________________ 99th ___________________________________ 10 POINTS II. Complete the sentences using: A.The correct degree of comparison of the highlighted adjective. a) My father is heavy. My uncle is much __________________________ than my father. b) I have a good grade in the Geography test, but I have a _______________ grade in the Biology test. c) Amy has a beautiful baby, but my daughter has the ________________ baby on Earth! d) Have you visited the old castle? It was the______________________ castle we visited during our holidays. e) This magazine is cheap, but that one is ________________________. B. One word from the grey boxes below each phrase. a) He spends most of the day ______ school. in on at through with b) I couldn't get ______the river swimming, so I started looking for a bridge instead. through between out of along across c) It's unlucky to walk ______ a ladder in my culture. I always walk ______ them. through / in out of / in under / around out of / into d) Sally left school ______ the age of 16 and went to work ______ a bank. through / in out of / in under / around at / in e) He jumped ______ the wall and ran into the garden. over towards along by up to 20 POINTS III.Choose one appropriate word to complete the questions. a) Question: ___________do you want to eat? Answer: Pasta and cheese. b) Question: _________________do we get up? Answer: Early in the morning. c) Question: _________________does that girl go swimming? Answer: At the club. d) Question: _________________will we be travelling to New York?

Answer: We will be travelling by plane. e) Question: _________________is that walking with Jim? Answer: Thats his friend, Sarah. 10 POINTS IV. Fill in the space using the appropriate tense - Past Simple or Future Simple. a. They_______________________(order) something to eat. b. Emily was very rude to me. I____________(visit) her again. c. Henry____________(not / tell) his father about the accident. d. Last summer I ________________(go) on a very interesting holiday. e. Where is the waiter? The guests__________(arrive) any minute. f. She______________(do) her homework in the afternoon. g. He_____________(count) to 10, and then___________(start) looking for the other children h. I_______________(try) to answer all your questions, but even I dont know all the answers! i. Our cat_____________(catch) a big mouse! j. ____________________(drive), please? I don't like driving on icy roads. 15 POINTS

VI. Write about two likes (places, holidays, people, things, etc.) and two dislikes. Give reasons for your choices. 35 POINTS Timp de lucru: 2 ore Se acorda 10 puncte din oficiu. TOTAL 100 POINTS GRADE 6 SECTION I - GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY I. Complete the sentences using the right tense. A . In the last hundred years, travelling_______________________________(1-become) much easier and very comfortable. In the 19th century, it _____________________________(2-take) two or three months to cross North America by covered wagon. The trip ___________________________(3-be) very rough and often dangerous. Things_________________________ (4-change) a great deal in the last hundred and fifty years. Now you can fly anywhere in a matter of hours! B. Robin: I think the waiter__________________(5-forget) us. We_____________________(6-wait) here for over half an hour and nobody__________________(7-take) our order yet. Michelle: I think youre right. He ______________________(8-walk) by us at least twenty times. He probably thinks we________________________(9-order/ already). Robin: Look at that couple over there, they ________________________(10-be/only) here for five or ten minutes and they already have their food! C.When I_______________________(11-walk) into the busy office, the secretary________________________(12-talk) on the phone with someone, several colleagues________________________(13-work) at their desks, and two managers __________________________(14-discuss / quietly) ways to improve the company. I______________________________(15-meet) John in the hallway. He _____________________(16-tell) that Sharon didnt hear our discussion yesterday because she _______________________(17- not/ listen). 17 POINTS II. Use the phrasal verbs in the box to complete the sentences. Get on Fill in Turn down Look for Take off Switch on Try on Put out 1) Quick! __________ the bus. It's ready to leave. 2) I don't know where my book is. I have to ____________ it. 3) It's dark inside. Can you ________________ the light, please? 4) ________________ the form, please. 5) You need some new clothes. Why don't you _________________ these jeans? 6) It's warm inside. ________________ your coat. 7) It's so loud here. Can you ______________ the radio a little. 8) The firemen were able to _____________________ the fire in Church Street. 12 POINTS III. Complete the sentences and find out how to organize a party. 1. If Caroline and Sue_____(prepare) snacks, Phil___________(decorate)the house. 2. Jane_____(clean) the sitting room if Aaron and Tim______(move) the furniture. 3. If Bob___________ (tidy up) the kitchen, Anita______(clean) the porch.

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Elaine_______(buy) the drinks if somebody________(help) her carry the bottles. If Bob_______(look after) the barbecue, Sue___________(let) the guests in. Frank________ (play) the DJ if the others________(bring) along their CDs. If they all_________(do) their best, the party ______________(be) great. 14 POINTS IV. A. Decide for each highlighted noun if it is countable or uncountable. Write C (for countable) or U (for uncountable) next to each sentence. 1. The children are playing in the garden. __________ 2. I don't like milk. __________ 3. Scientists say that the environment is threatened by pollution. __________ 4. My mother uses butter to prepare cakes. __________ 5. There are a lot of windows in our classroom. __________ B. Choose A D to complete the sentence. 1. This is the school ___________________ I used to study. 2. The test is for students _______________native language is not English. 3. The house___________ they live needs repairing. 4. Children __________eat a lot of candy often get bad teeth. 5. Find the guests ______________arrived here yesterday. 1. A. where B. which C. that D. there 2. A. that B. whose C. which D. of whom 3. A. where B. which C. whose D. what 4. A. which B. what C. who D. whom 5. A. who B. whom C. which D. What 12 POINTS

VI. If you could become a superhero what powers would you like to have? - Give yourself a name - Describe your powers - What would you do with them? Timp de lucru: 2 ore Se acorda 10 puncte din oficiu. TOTAL 100 POINTS


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I. A. 1. If we (have)_____________ a yacht, we (sail) ________________ the seven seas. 2. If he (have)_______________ more time, he (learn) ________________ karate.

GRADE 7 SECTION I - GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY I. A. Rewrite the sentences in the Passive Voice. a) Our dog did not chase the cat. _________________________ b) John cleaned the house._________________________ c) My friend bought a new video game. __________________________ d) They dont speak English in this shop.__________________________ e) Frank took this photo._________________________ Rewrite the sentences, to begin as given. Dont shout at me, she told him angrily. She told him______________________. Dont bathe when the red flag is flying, the lifeguard said to us. The lifeguard told us________________. Please switch off his mobile phone, the air hostess told him. The air hostess _____________________. Show me your driving licence, the police told the driver. The policeman _____________________. Could you read the next paragraph? the teacher said to her. The teacher_________________________. 15 POINTS Complete the blanks using the correct tense.

3. If they (tell)________________their father, he (be) ______________ very angry. 4. If I (feel) ______________ better, I (go)_____________ to the cinema with you. 5. My brother (buy) ______________ a sports car if he (have)________ the money. B. I cant believe I (1- get)__________________________ that apartment! When I (2-show)____________up to take a look around, there were at least twenty other people who (3- arrive)_________________before me. Most of them (4- fill / already) _______________ out their applications and were already leaving. The man there said I could still fill in the papers, so I did. I couldnt answer more than half of the questions. They (5want) _____________________ me to include references, but I didnt want to include any. I (6end)________________(7- up) listing my father as a reference. I (8- get) _______________________the apartment because my father and the man who (9- have)____________________the apartment (10- go) ___________________ to school together. I was lucky! 15 POINTS II. Fill in the blanks filling with the correct form of the modals in the blue box and complete the sentences with the right word from the grey box. Have to dont have to may might pay be buy watch be go be become learn clean 1. Im a member of the club so I __________________ to get in. (have to) 2. Tourists_________________ full-price metro tickets. They can get special discount cards. (have to) 3. Do you________________ a member of the tennis club if you want to play? (have to) 4. Theres nothing interesting on TV, so I __________________a DVD instead. 5. That man is wearing a white coat, so he_________________ a doctor. 6. We ___________________ shopping, the fridge is empty! 7. Mary is not answering her phone so she ________________ in class. 8. He _________________ at home, but the lights are not on. 9. She__________________ her desk! You cant find anything on it! 10. Ken and Liz _________________ more English words, because they dont know enough. 15 POINTS III. Fill in with an appropriate phrasal verb, synonymous to the meaning in brackets. 1. Who is going to________________ your cat while youre away. (take care) 2. I never ______________________early on Sundays. (rise from bed) 3. She loses a lot of time __________________keys in her bag.(searching) 4. The doctor told Jim to_______________smoking or face a lot of problems.(quit) 5. I need to_________________ about flights to Thailand.(learn more information) 10 POINTS

V. You want to adopt a pet. Write a letter to the animal shelter, asking for more information about the matter. 35 POINTS Timp de lucru: 2 ore Se acorda 10 puncte din oficiu. TOTAL 100 POINTS GRADE 8 SECTION I - GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY I. Order the words to obtain a correct sentence. a) wearing/ an / He/ was/ tie/ ugly/ green. b) saw / I/ reading/ her/ old/ interesting/ an/ book. c) kitchen/ there/ big/ table/ white/ a/ In/ the/ was/ wooden. d) The/ man/ old/ a/ was/ bent/ pen/ Swiss/ writing/ with/ tiny/ blue. e) my/ met/ funny/ friend/ a/ I/ for/ British/ tea/ tall/ today/ cup. 10 POINTS II. Fill the gaps with the words in brackets. a) If you____________________________________( to be) late for training again, I _____________________________(to let/ not) you play in tomorrows match. b)I ______________________________________(to spend) all my vacation abroad if I ___________________________(to have) the time and money. c) I___________________________(to be/not) angry if you________________________(to eat/not) my chocolate mousse. d)If only someone____________________(to remember) my birthday, I ____________________(to be/ not) so sad.

e) I____________________________(to open/not) that umbrella inside the house if I ________________________(to be) you. f) You_________________________(to be/not) sorry if you__________________ (to revise) for your exams. g) If I _________________________(to know) you were coming, I _______________________(to bake) a cake. h) If I ___________________________________(to understand) more about computers, I _______________________(to be able) to help you out. i) If you ________________________________( to tell) me about the concert, I _____________________(to go). j) We ____________________(to eat) out if there_______________________________(to be) no food at home. 15 POINTS III. A. Match the two parts of the sentences. 1 Its dark in here. You should turn a) down. 2 Your TV is too loud, please turn b) it in. 3 Its hot in here why dont you take c) on the lights. 4 Heres the application form- please fill d) your jacket off? 5 Im quite tired. I think Im going to lie e) it down. B.Match the sentences with similar meanings. 1 I can find that out for you. a) Do not remove the books cover. 2 You have to bring them back. b) Look out! 3 Please be careful. c) I can get the information you need 4 Dont take it off. d) They have to fill it in. 5 Please ask your parents to complete the form. e) Readers must return all the books. Match the words in the box with the appropriate sentences.
can't must might must can't

1. Your mother __________________be a great cook. You are always so keen to get back home to eat! 2. I don't know why I am so tired these days. I___________________ be working too hard. Or maybe I am not sleeping too well. 3. Do you know where Carl is? He____________ be out - his car keys are on the table. 4. You seem to know everything about the theatre. You______________ go every week. 5. To give the promotion to Harold was silly. He____________________ know much about this company after only a year working here. 15 POINTS IV. Rephrase the following sentences, to fit the given parts. 1. We always have to take the bus home. Why do we live so far from the city centre? I wish we _______________________as we always need to take the bus home. 2. I failed all my exams. I should have studied harder. If only________________ for my exams. 3. I have a feeling everybody is looking at me. I feel______________________at me. 4. There is an interesting movie on TV, but we are studying now! We're studying now __________________ an interesting film on TV. 5. I know youre busy but we need to talk! Id like to talk to_____________________youre busy. 6. She tried very hard, and she still failed the exam. _____________________________she failed the exam. 7. Sarah said she would come, but she didnt. Sarah___________________________she would. 8. She knew the answer and she still did not respond. __________________________, she did not respond. 9. I dont have any money. I should have borrowed some from you. If only________________some money from you. 10. That man looking at me seems to recognize me. That man ____________________________me. 15 POINTS

V. Write a story beginning or ending with the words: How I hate bullies! 35 POINTS Timp de lucru: 2 ore Se acorda 10 puncte din oficiu. TOTAL 100 POINTS