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    Teste de Avaliao Formativa Durao: 50 min.

    Disciplina: Ingls 11 Ano de Escolaridade

    Ano Letivo 2015-2016

    This test deals with issues related to the environment. Read everything before you do anythingand make sure the best is all you can do.

    Part 1

    A. Solve the environment-related crossword puzzle below.

    1. E

    2. N


    3. I

    4. R5. O

    6. N

    7. M

    8. E


    9. T

    1. The act of cutting down large areas of forest.

    2. Group of animals or plants in danger of becoming extinct.

    3. Rain that contains dangerous chemicals.4. A thick forest of tall trees which is found in tropical areas.

    5. A great quantity of water, that usually comes after a great downpour.

    6. A layer of gases that protects us from harmful radiation from the sun.

    7. A huge wave in the sea that destroys everything on its way and that can be caused by an


    8. An ice mass that covers less than 50,000 km of land area, mostly highlands; the same as ice


    9. The damage done to air, water or soil by the addition of harmful chemicals.

    B. Complete the text below by putting the words at the foot of the exercise in the right place.

    Pollution is the process of making land, water, air or other parts of the _(1)_ dirty and unsafe or

    unsuitable to use. This can be done through the _(2)_ of a contaminant into a natural environment, but

    the contaminant doesn't need to be tangible. Things as simple as light, sound and temperature can be

    considered pollutants when introduced _(3)_ into an environment.

    Toxic pollution affects more than 200 million people worldwide, according toPure Earth,a non-profit

    environmental _(4)_. In some of the worlds worst polluted places, _(5)_ are born with birth defects,

    children have lost 30 to 40 IQ points, and life _(6)_ may be as low as 45 years because of cancers and

    other diseases. http://www.livescience.com/22728-pollution-facts.html

    expectancy organization babies introduction artificially environment

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    Part 2

    Read the text that follows attentively.

    The protection of our planet






    While voices are rising constantly for the

    protection of Planet Earth- the natural habitat of thehuman race- from various ecological threats, these

    same voices seem to show an amazing tolerance

    for a form of pollution that is a growing problem:

    noise. Airplane traffic is increasing by five percent a

    year. Urban noise is doubling every ten years and is

    getting increasingly diverse as city life becomes

    more dependent on technology and robotics. By air,

    land and sea, we are facing an onslaught of noise

    that is threatening our ability to survive safely in this

    world.We have granted ourselves the right to make

    noise. But what about our responsibilities? Have we developed a sense of acoustic responsibility?

    The evidence suggests that we have not. Many people seem to believe they have unlimited liberty to

    make noise with cars and motorbikes and with loud music at home and in the street. In some

    countries, measures have been taken to force people to produce less noise. In Britain, for example, a

    law has been passed preventing people from disturbing their neighbors with music at night. But

    though these measures constitute one step towards recognizing noise as a shared environmental

    concern, they still address the issue only partially and dont allow for a concrete ch ange to take place.

    It is widely accepted now that we should deal with our rubbish in a responsible way; and many

    people have started to demonstrate awareness of this conventional form of pollution. Noise is inreality a particularly insidious form of rubbish. It destroys community life, pursues us into our homes

    to spoil our tranquility, keeps us from sleeping and is the cause of many stress-related illnesses, as

    well as hearing loss.

    Our acoustic environment is property to us all. Everyone has the right to use it, but no one has the

    right to abuse it. Lets start using it sensibly.

    A. Say if the sentences below are True or False. Quote from the text to support your choice.

    1. Nowadays, people seem to be as concerned with acoustic pollution as they are with the other

    conventional forms of pollution.

    2. British law protects people from all forms of acoustic pollution.

    3. Noise doesnt lead to any serious problems.

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    152390Agrupamento de Escolas D. Afonso SanchesAlameda Flmula Pais | 4480-881 Vila do Conde

    Telef.: 252 640 490 | Fax: Secretaria 252 640 499URL: www.aedas.edu.pt |

    B. Match the words on the left with the definitions on the right.

    1. onslaught (l.10)

    2. granted (l.13)

    3. widely (l.21)

    4. rubbish (l.21)

    5. insidious (l.23)6. sensibly (l. 27)

    a. agreed to give or allowb. over a large area or range; extensivelyc. proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but

    with very harmful effectsd. a fierce or destructive attacke. having, using, or showing good sense or

    sound judgmentf. waste material; refuse or litter

    C. Complete the following sentences according to the ideas contained in the text.

    1. People have given themselves the right to make noise, but they have not

    2. Although some countries have taken important measures that will make of noise a public

    responsibility, ...

    D. Choose the right answer from the list given.1. The level of noise produced in towns and cities

    a. is less greater after every 10 years.

    b. is twice as high now as it will be after ten years

    c. is twice as high now as ten years ago.

    2. Many peope think that

    a. they have the right to use motorcycles and cars noisily.

    b. motorcycles and cars are not noisy.

    c. motorcycles and cars are disturbing

    Part 3

    A. Decide which of the words in column A collocate with the words in column B.


    1. ocean

    2. natural

    3. climate

    4. habitat

    5. carbon

    6. ice

    7. endangered


    a. destruction

    b. dioxide

    c. species

    d. cover

    e. resources

    f. change

    g. life

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    B. Finish the sentences below by using the double comparative of each word in brackets.

    1. The more it rains, ______ (flooded) this area becomes.

    2. The cleaner the air is, ______ (good) we feel.

    3. The more trees we plant, ______ (green) we are.

    4. The noisier life becomes, ______ (stressful) it gets.

    Part 4

    Write a short comment100-120 wordson

    Earth Song by Michael Jackson, bearing in

    mind the environment and the picture on the



    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4* Total

    A. B. A. B. C. D. A. B. A.

    18 12 36 18 20 9 21 16 50 200 p.