ENGLISH EXERCISES FOR PRACTICE
Grade 8 (new curriculum)
I. Mark the stress syllables in these words:
E.g.: ’musical scientific classic medical classical dramatic
historic national historical athletic logical
artistic chemical physical grammatical political
II. Match each type of pollution with its relevant words / phrases.
III. Make conditional sentences type 2 from the clues.1. If/ I/ be / you/ ,I/ plant/ vegetables/ garden.2. More/ tourist/ come/ here/ if / beach/ be / cleaner.3. What/ happen/ if / there/ be / no/ car/ world?4. If/ I/ be / his mother/ ,I/ ask/ tidy/ room/ every day.5. If/ there/ be/ no/ war/ , people/ live/ more/ happy.6. Soil/ not/ be / so / polluted/ if / farmers/ not use/ much/ chemical/ fertilizer.
IV. Answer the questions, using conditional sentences type 1 or type 2.1. Who would you meet if you could travel back to the 19th century?2. If you get a good mark in your test, what will your parents do?3. If you have some free time this weekend, where will you go?4. What would you do if you saw a ghost at night?5. What will happen if we cycle more?6. If you were a superhero, what would you do?
V. Read this passage about the effects of visual pollution.
Visual pollution has a greater effect on people than you may think. I remember when I went to a foreign city, I was really scared because there was so much graffiti on the buildings' walls. Then I looked up, and I saw a lot of power lines over my head. Although they were not dangerous, I still felt insecure since I thought they might fall down. These things prevented me from enjoying the beautiful sights of the city. I also remember the time I studied in Melbourne. Once I was so busy with my assignments that I did not tidy my room for two weeks. Looking at the messy room caused me so much stress that I did not want to study. Then I decided to clean the room and put my things in their proper places. I also bought a small plant and placed it in a corner. These simple actions increased my motivation and helped me focus on my learning.What about you? Have you ever been affected by visual pollution?
Answer the questions.1. Why was the author scared when she was in a foreign city? 2. How did the author feel when she saw the power lines?3. Why did she have that feeling?4. What was she busy with?5. What happened when she looked at the messy room?6. What did she do for her room?
VI. Circle the correct answer A, B, or C.
Noise is constant and loud sound. To measure the loudness, or volume of sounds, people use a unit called a decibel. When a sound is louder than 70 decibels, it can cause noise pollution. Do you know that the noise from a vacuum cleaner or a motorcycle can result in permanent hearing loss after eight hours? The sounds of a concert are even more serious. They can reach as high as 130 decibels and may cause immediate and permanent hearing loss. Noise pollution can also lead to headaches and high blood pressure. If you are listening to music through headphones, and other people can hear it, it means the music is too loud and unsafe. If there seems to be a ringing or buzzing in your ears, it means the noise is affecting you and damaging your hearing. Wearing earplugs when you go to concerts or other loud events, and listening to music through headphones or headsets at safe levels can help you reduce the effects of noise pollution.
1. Noise is _________________________A. any sound that makes you relaxed and peacefulB. any sound that is loud and constant C. any sound you hear in the street2. A unit used to measure the loudness of sounds is a decibel (dB). Noise pollution happens when a sound's loudness is _________________________________A. more than 30 dBs B. more than 50 dBs C. more than 70 dBs3. Which of the following noises can cause permanent hearing loss after eight hours?A. motorcycle B. ocean wave C. whistling4. Which of the following noises can cause immediate and permanent hearing loss?A. motorcycle B. concert C. vacuum cleaner5. If you experience noise pollution for a long time, you can have and hearing loss.A. headaches B. high blood pressure C. both A and B6. If you are listening to music and other people can hear the sounds from your headphones, what does it mean?A. The sounds are too loud. B. You like the music a lot. C. Other people don't like the music.7. What is a symptom showing that noise is affecting you?A. There seems to be a ringing or buzzing in your ears.B. You jump up and down. C.You fall asleep as soon as you lie down in bed.8. Which of the following ways can reduce the effects of noise pollution?A. Wearing earplugs when you go to concerts or other loud eventsB. Listening to music through headphones or headsets at safe levels C. Both A and B
VII. Listen and make notes in the diagram: (Audio script in Part 1 and 2 / Listening skill in Skills 2 (page 13)
VIII. Choose one type of pollution and make notes in the diagram:
IX. Write an article about the type of pollution that you think is the most serious in your place.
(About 120-150 words)