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AGRUPAMENTO DE ESCOLAS D.

DOMINGOS JARDO
BSICA D. DOMINGOS JARDO

ESCOLA
ENGLISH TEST

I
A.

Recycling and protecting the environment is very important in our world today. Now, listen to the
conversation and answer the questions.

1.

What does the girl do when painting pictures of trees?


A. She uses many different colours of paint.
B. She goes to the mountains to be surrounded by trees.
C. She climbs her grandfather's tree to concentrate on her work.

2.

What aspect of trees is the girl referring to when she says that "it's" a glass of cool water on a hot day"?
A. The colour
B. the feel
C. the smell

3.

What is one thing the girl does NOT mention about climbing her grandfather's tree?
A. She likes to think and relax in the tree.
B. She enjoys eating the apples.
C. She likes to play games in the branches.

4.

According to the girl, how do trees make life possible?


A. They produce oxygen so we can breathe.
B. They provide food and shelter for countless animal species.
C. They serve as an important energy source.

5. How does the beauty of trees make the girl feel according to her closing statement?
A. Trees make her feel a greater interest in protecting the environment.
B. The beauty of trees makes her want to study plants in the future.
C. The girl believes that trees help her become a better person.

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II

The Disappearing Rainforest


At the moment, the world is losing one species of wildlife
almost every day. The two main causes of this decline are the
destruction of their habitat and over-exploitation by human beings.
Every minute of the day, twenty hectares of tropical rainforest are
cut down or burnt. Hundreds of wild species insects and plants as
well as animals are lost as a result.

NOME: _______________________________________________________ N _______ TURMA: ______

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If it goes on, rainforests could disappear in fifty years time. They are vital in keeping the Earths
climate and environment stable. If they are destroyed, mankind will suffer as well as wildlife.
As cities grow and industry develops around them, pollution becomes another problem for
wildlife.
Friends of the Earth" believe that two-thirds of the worlds population will be living in urban
areas by the year 2023.
Something must be done!
In theory, most countries agree that there should be no trade in endangered species. Ninetyfive countries have signed the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild
Fauna and Flora
(CIFES). The Convention aims to forbid trade in endangered species and to limit trade in any species
whose population is declining fast.
However, in reality trade in endangered species is still big business. People can buy fur coats
made from the fur of jaguars, snow leopards and other cats facing extinction.

I
A. According to the text, mark the following statements TRUE or FALSE and correct the FALSE ones.
1. Many animal species are disappearing fast.
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
2. Rainforests arent essential to maintain the stability of the environment.
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
3. The development of cities diminishes pollution.
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________

4. Endangered species should be traded.


___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
5. If people dont stop killing animals, they will become extinct.
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________

NOME: _______________________________________________________ N _______ TURMA: ______

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B. Answer the following questions about the text, writing complete sentences.
1. What are the two main causes of the extinction of wildlife?
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________

2. Why are rainforests so important?


_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________

3. How many countries have signed the Convention on International Trade in


Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora?
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________

4. What are the objectives of this Convention?


_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________

C. Ask the questions.


1. ______________________________________________________________________________________?
Yes, tigers are in danger of extinction.
2. ______________________________________________________________________________________?
No, people are not concerned with these problems.
3. ______________________________________________________________________________________?
The rainforests are being destroyed because people dont care about the environment.
4. ______________________________________________________________________________________?
Ninety-five countries have signed the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild
Fauna and Flora

NOME: _______________________________________________________ N _______ TURMA: ______

AGRUPAMENTO DE ESCOLAS D. DOMINGOS JARDO


BSICA D. DOMINGOS JARDO

ESCOLA
ENGLISH TEST

III
A. Put the verbs in the present simple.
1.

The male lion _________________ (be) the king of the jungle. But it is the female lion that
_____________________________ (hunt) for the food.

2.

What _________________________________ (they/eat) in the Amazon rainforest?

3.

My father _________________________________ (not/work) in a safari park. He


_______________________________ (work) in an office.

4.

What time __________________________________ (the documentary/start)?

B. Put the verbs in the present continuous.


1.

At the moment my brother ______________________ (travel) around Amazonia.

2.

Why _______________________________ (you/look) at me?

3.

I _________________________________ (watch) the wild animals on the other side of the

river. They ______________________________ (drink) water.


4.

The indigenous people __________________________________ (not/prepare) their food

now.

C. Complete the sentences with the present simple or the present continuous.

1.

Alice and her best friend usually ___________________ (study) English three times a week. At

the

moment

they

_______________________________

(not/study)

English.

They

__________________________ (write) a list of French verbs.


2.

He often _________________________ (wash) his car on Sunday morning but today he

________________________________ (wash) his car. Hes got other plans.


3.

At the moment Jane ___________________________ (spend) her holidays at the beach

although she usually ____________________________ (travel) to exotic places.

IV

Imagine that you spent your last summer holidays in the Amazon rainforest. Write to your best friend telling
him/her about your holidays. Dont forget to mention who you went with, what you did, what you see, how
the indigenous people live...

NOME: _______________________________________________________ N _______ TURMA: ______