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English Test


Calificacin

Nombres y Apellidos: Curso: 8 grade Fecha:

I.-READING - HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.


HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
These people spoke Germanic dialects that formed Old English. The Norman conquest of
England in 1066 greatly influenced the evolution of the language. For about 300 years after
this, the Normans used Anglo-Norman as the language of the court, law, and administration.
The Normans heavily influenced what we call Middle English. Later, during the English
Renaissance, many words came directly from French, Latin and Greek. Early Modern English
began around the Elizabethan period. Many French words are similar to English (though
pronunciations are often quite different) because English absorbed a large vocabulary from
Norman and French, after the Norman Conquest. As a result, a large portion of English
vocabulary derived from French, with some spelling differences (word endings, use of old
French spellings, etc.), as well as occasional differences in meaning. The pronunciation of
French words in English has become completely different and follows a typically Germanic
pattern of stress. Native speakers of Latin languages, for example, that do not understand
any Germanic languages, often still cannot distinguish between spoken English and Dutch.
The English language belongs to the Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of
languages. Around the fifth century AD, Germanic-speaking peoples from northwest Germany
(Saxons and Angles) and Jutland (Jutes) invaded Eastern England.


1. Read the text and tick () the correct answer. What kind of text is this?
i. ________ An extract from a book.
ii. ________ An extract from a novel.
iii. ________ An encyclopaedia article.

2. Read the text again and underline the incorrect information in each sentence.
a. English is part of the Latin languages.
b. The Roman conquest influenced the evolution of the language.
c. The Normans heavily influenced what we call Modern English.
d. Only a few English words come from French.
e. English follows a typically French pattern of stress.

3. Read the text again and answer the questions.
a. What did Germanic people invade?
b. Where did they come from?
c. What languages did they speak?
d. Where did the Normans use Anglo-Norman?

4. Write a short paragraph about a festival. Do not forget to include the following items:
a. name of the festival
b. place and date of celebration
c. in honor of
d. main events.



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5.-Complete the following paragraph about your city with superlative adjectives.

Im from _______________. Its a very beautiful city full of interesting places. The
_______________ place to visit is _______________, but if you want to go shopping,
the _______________ prices are at _______________. There are also a lot of places
to eat and drink. The _______________ restaurant in town is _______________ and
if you want to have a coffee the _______________ cafe is _______________. The
________________ building in my city is ______________ and the
_______________ building is on _______________ Street. The _______________
thing about my town is _______________ I definitely dont like it!.