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Section A1 Reading page 2,Marilyn Bell and Her Historic Swim. It was just after 11 p m on September 8 1954 when a 16 year old from Toronto 1. Marilyn Bell slipped into Lake Ontario The water was dark and cold lit only by. the glow of lights from Youngstown New York From the beginning Marilyn set a. determined pace Fifty five times a minute her arms churned through the water Her. goal a breakwater off Toronto was more than 50 kilometres away. Through the early hours of the morning her 2,stroke remained strong She eventually slowed. her pace slightly to 50 strokes a minute But,all night she never stopped to rest Her coach. following alongside in a motorboat wrote,encouraging messages on a blackboard and. held them over the water for her to read as,she rose for breath.
During the following day a 30 kilometre an hour wind whipped the water into choppy 3. waves and blew Marilyn off course making her path to the opposite shore even longer. In Ontario radio stations had picked up the story and news of Marilyn s attempt was 4. soon broadcast across the country By evening crowds began to gather at the lakeshore. Vacationers extended their stays to watch for the swimmer to arrive Marilyn s. schoolmates crowded the shore Bright pink flares shot into the air to help keep her on. course as darkness fell, For a moment Marilyn stopped She floated in the water and turned exhausted eyes 5. toward the boat Her coach waited allowing her to make her own decision Her parents. in a boat just behind her struggled to stay silent Then she turned back to the water and. began her steady front crawl once more, Twenty hours and 57 minutes after she began Marilyn reached Canadian shores To the 6. cheers of thousands she was lifted from the water and carried to a waiting ambulance. She was the first person in history to swim Lake Ontario. Section A1 Reading page 3, As a marathon swimmer she later crossed the Strait of 7. Juan de Fuca in British Columbia and at 17 became the. youngest person ever to swim the English Channel Her. achievements changed the world s ideas about women s. athletic abilities and endurance,GO TO Language A1. Section A2 Reading page 4,The King of the Forest, With a hint of pride and a little smile I have to admit.
That despite my 200 years I m still quite fit,Many are those who follow the twisting trail. That leads to the depths of the forest to take my picture. Once at my feet with emotion they loudly exclaim 5. This tall amazing maple is so old so handsome,Hesitant they touch my rough chapped bark. Then their eyes travel up my long slender trunk,To the deep fissure an old wound. And it s there high up that they discover beneath the fork 10. The life that thrives in my leafy mane,My tenants love me I have many branches. During the summer a mother robin built,With mud and twigs a little nest.
On the floor above her neighbours are busy 15,A squirrel family runs all day. And on the highest of the long branches,Roosts a black crow who loves to loudly call. In the fall some of my friends leave for new horizons. I say goodbye and wish them a pleasant journey 20,My roots run deep so at home I stay. This beautiful time of year brings me great joy,Like a glowing sunset sky for a brief time. I proudly display my cloak of many colours,Section A2 Reading page 5.
But a heavy downpour and a violent wind 25,Carry my leaves away and tell me it s time. To conserve my strength to keep warm,Ah If only I could wear a hat. Then begins the season of snow squalls and endless nights. When I listen to the stories of my cousins the poplar the oak and the pine 30. And at long last comes the thaw I feel very lightheaded. The sap rises in my veins and revives me, I stretch my limbs I bloom I grow and I say to myself. I am really fortunate I love life so much, One of these days no matter the season come and visit me 35. You ll always find me here in the woods where I plan to stay. GO TO Language A2,Section B1 Reading page 6,Rocket Man.
Many adults enjoy the excitement of skydiving They 1. jump from an airplane free fall at a high speed and at. just the right moment pull the cord on the parachute. to slow themselves and land safely on the ground, Not surprisingly skydivers have to train and practise 2. to avoid injury and learn how to jump and land safely. Most skydiving jumps take place at lofty altitudes. between 1000 and 4000 metres above the ground, But even jumping from those heights would not have helped Felix Baumgartner reach his 3. goal of setting a world record for the highest altitude jump Instead Fearless Felix had. to take the sport to new heights space,Well near space anyway 4. On October 14 2012 Baumgartner rode into the atmosphere 39 000 metres above the 5. earth in a special balloon and then jumped,What happens during a jump from that height 6. You travel faster than the speed of sound 343 2 metres per second 7. Travelling at speeds faster than sound creates shock waves so great that you require a 8. special suit for protection, The atmosphere at that height is so thin that it is very challenging to control where your 9.
body goes A flat spin could have rendered Baumgartner unconscious. Any tear in his suit would have exposed him to extreme temperatures as low as 10. 57 C and a lack of oxygen, There were a couple of glitches during Baumgartner s feat His visor fogged up reducing 11. visibility and during the fall he started spinning Thanks to his training and with help. from the support crew on the ground he landed safely. With his jump Baumgartner broke three world records for the highest human occupied 12. balloon ride the fastest free fall and the highest altitude jump He became the only human. to travel faster than sound outside an airplane, NASA is using the information from Baumgartner s jump to help perfect its spacesuits It 13. also collected data that may help future astronauts survive in space for instance when. something goes wrong and they have to bail out from a high altitude. Section B1 Reading page 7, As for Baumgartner with his goal accomplished he is retiring from extreme jumping 14. He said he plans to fly rescue helicopters in the U S and Austria as his future career. GO TO Language B1, After each assessment EQAO makes approximately half of the test items questions public This. allows EQAO to build a bank of assessment material that can be used in the future Items that are not. published in this booklet are replaced by their description Test booklets and examples of student. answers from the past five years are available at www eqao com. Items that are not being published have been described below. with a reference to the skill they assessed,READING SKILLS WRITING SKILLS.
Explicit understanding explicitly stated information Content identify and support the main idea of a. and ideas paragraph make revisions to improve clarity. Implicit understanding implicitly stated information Organization identify the main idea and supporting. and ideas details and group them in a paragraph using common. organizational patterns,Making Connections making connections between. information and ideas in a reading selection and personal Grammar use parts of speech to communicate clearly. knowledge and experience,Long Narrative Short Writing Prompt. 10 multiple choice questions 18 lines available for response. 3 Explicit 6 Implicit 1 Making Connections, 2 open response questions 2 Implicit Long Writing Prompt. 36 lines available for response,Graphic Text, 4 multiple choice questions Multiple Choice Writing. 1 Explicit 2 Implicit 1 Making Connections 8 multiple choice questions. 2 open response questions Content Organization and Grammar. 1 Implicit 1 Making Connections,Permissions and Credits.
Section A1 Reading, Adapted from Marilyn Bell Reprinted with permission from Canadian Girls Who Rocked The World by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and published by. Whitecap Books Photos AP The Canadian Press and John Boyd The Globe and Mail The Canadian Press. Section A2 Reading,Written for EQAO,Section B1 Reading. Adapted from Extreme Skydiver Breaks World Record with Dive From Near Space by Joyce Grant published in the Teaching Kids. News Ltd October 14 2012 Reprinted with permission Photos Redbull Content Pool ABACAPRESS com The Canadian Press and. And it s there high up that they discover beneath the fork The life that thrives in my leafy mane My tenants love me I have many branches During the summer a mother robin built With mud and twigs a little nest On the floor above her neighbours are busy A squirrel family runs all day And on the highest of the long branches Roosts a black crow who loves to loudly call In the fall

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