OSSLT Released Questions (2008-2009)

Read the texts in the document(s) linked below in order to answer the questions on this page.

Who Ate Pasta First?

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Writing

  1. (1) Darren went to the store and bought a loaf of bread. (2) On his way home, he runs into his best friend. (3) He forgot he had to take the bread home. (4) Instead, he played games with his friend until dinnertime. (5) When he finally got home, his mother was very annoyed with him.

  2. The high school team won the championship ___________ the captain’s injury.

  3. ______________________________________. In 1999, at least six billion people lived on earth, and predictions indicate that another billion will be born by 2020. Scientists estimate that the world’s population will increase to nine billion by 2054 and ten billion by the end of the 21st century. Humans need to find a way to sustain a booming population and continue to provide everyone with the necessary resources.

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News Report

    • You will have to make up the facts and information, answering some or all of the following questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
    • You must relate your newspaper report to both the headline and the picture.

    Student volunteers improve school grounds

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Writing a Series of Paragraphs

  1. Is it a good idea for high school students to have a part-time job?

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    • The work is featured in the gallery.
    • The artist’s paintings are impressive.
    • Many people can view the paintings in the gallery.
  1. (1) Extracurricular activities can be an important part of school life. (2) Joining clubs can help students make friends and develop their skills and interests. (3) Good sportsmanship can be developed on school teams. (4) Learning skills are usually emphasized in school courses. (5) Students who participate in extracurricular activities enjoy many benefits.

Simon Jackson: Saving the Spirit Bear

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Short Writing Task

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How an Eco-Friendly Fish Farm Operates

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Result Summary

Multiple Choice

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