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Progress Test Year 9 ESL


Reading
Read the text and choose the correct word for each space. For each question, mark the
correct letter a, b, c, or d.

Teenagers and nutrition

Good nutrition is essential for (1)_______, but it’s especially important for growing teenagers.
Unfortunately, many Australian teenagers have (2)_____ unbalanced diet. One in four
adolescents buys unhealthy takeaway food every day or even (3)_____ times a day. If you eat
takeaway food regularly, you are more likely to put on weight than if you eat fast food only
occasionally.

Don’t despair! It doesn’t take (4)_______ of effort to change your eating habits. A few simple
changes will make a huge difference. You’ll feel better, manage your weight, improve (5)____
skin and even (6)_________ money!

Junk food is poor fuel for your body


About nine in ten teenagers eat junk food every day. This might be fizzy drinks and snacks like
potato chips. (7)_________, your body can’t run properly on inferior fuel. Compared (8)____
home-cooked food, junk food (which includes fast food) is almost always:
- higher in fat, particularly saturated fat
- higher in salt
- higher in sugar
- lower in fiber
- lower in nutrients, such (9)____ vitamins and minerals
- served in larger portions, which means more calories.
While a mid-life heart attack might seem too far (10)_________ to be real, it may surprise you
to know that you could have health problems already. A poor diet can cause weight gain, high
blood pressure, constipation, fatigue and concentration problems – even when you’re young.

1. a) anyone b) every c) everyone d) person


2. a) an b) a c) the d) no
3. a) a few b) a little c) once d) twice
4. a) much b) many c) lot d) a lot
5. a) my b) his c) your d) their
6. a) put b) save c) lose d) change
7. a) Although b) However c) Because d) Why
8. a) to b) for c) in d) of
9. a) for b) example c) as d) to
10. a) from b) to c) near d) away
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Vocabulary
1. Complete with the correct word: dairy, dessert, horrible, peel, stir, chew, hungry, trendy, frying, pan.

Could I have a sandwich, please? I’m really _______________.


You need to ___________a banana before you eat it.
_______________the meat in so much oil is very unhealthy.
I’d like some chocolate ice-cream for _______________.
After you mix all the ingredients, you need to ____________with a spoon.
Don’t ___________with your mouth open! It’s disgusting!
This cake was ________________. I couldn’t eat it.
This is a ____________ restaurant. Everyone wants to come here.
I love ____________products, such as cheese and butter.
Put the vegetables in a ___________and fry them for 10 minutes. ___/10

2. Circle the correct word.

They went to a tradition/ traditional restaurant.


There’s a variety/ various of vegetarian dishes here.
This food is tasty/ tasteless. I couldn’t eat it.
I couldn’t choice/ choose a present for her.
First, mix/ mixture all the ingredients in a bowl.
There weren’t many customary/ customers in the shop.
We have a lot of Christmas traditions/ traditional in Romania.
We need to make a decision/ decide about our next holiday.
Your walls are bright/ brighten yellow.
What colour/ colourful is your car? ___/10

Grammar
1. Circle the correct words:

John came home, had a shower and went/ was going to bed.

Joanna was cooking when she cut/ was cutting her finger.

What did you do/ were you doing when I called?

The students were writing while the teacher talked/ was talking.

We bought/ were buying a new car last month.

It was a nice day in September. The sun was shining and the birds sang/ were singing.
2. Complete with past simple and past continuous:

a. I __________________(sit) in a café when you ________________(call).


b. When you ___________________(arrive) at the party, who ___________(be) there?
c. Susie ______________________(watch) a film when she _________________(hear) a noise.
d. Yesterday I ________________(go) to the office, next I _______________(have) a swim. Later I
_______________(meet ) Julie for a coffee, but we _________________(not stay) long.
e. We ________________(play) tennis when John ________________(hurt) his ankle.
f. When I _________________(walk) into the room, everyone _____________________(work).
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Writing

Your friend Alex has invited you to a party next Saturday. Write an email to Alex. In your email you
should:

- Thank him for the invitation


- Accept his invitation
- Say what you will bring (35-45 words)

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Total:____/60= ___%= Educare mark:____