ENGLISH 8: UNIT 1: LEISURE ACTIVITIES (WRITING TEST)

 

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WRITING  TEST

Time: 20 minutes

 

I.Use the suggestions below to write a short paragraph of around 100 words about the benefits of playing sports for children.

–          Topic sentence: Benefits of playing sports.

–          Supporting idea 1: Playing sports is fun and exciting.

–          Supporting idea 2: Playing sports keeps kids strong, fit and healthy

–          Supporting idea 3: Sports help develop teamwork and leadership skills

–          Concluding sentence: Children should play sports

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II.Rewrite the following sentences so that their meaning stays the same, using the words given.

  1. He uses all his free time to look after his garden. (spends)

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2.He likes to listen to pop music than to watch TV after school. (prefers)

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3.Marking crafts or collecting things like stamps and coins are very interesting. (It’s)

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4.We usually visit museums when we have leisure time. (enjoy)

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5.I don’t like to get up early and prepare breakfast in the cold winter days. (hate)

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KEY

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Playing sports offers children physical and social benefits. First of all, playing sports is fun and exciting. It gives kids something to do and a group to belong to. Secondly, being active by playing sports is going to keep kids strong, fit and healthy. Growing bodies need lots of daily exercise and the best way to do this is to play sports. In addition, sports help develop teamwork and leadership skills. Kids quickly learn that they have to work together as a team to win the game. In short, it is obvious that all children should play sports. It helps them make new friends, keep fit and healthy, and learn how to work with others.

 

 

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