OSSLT Released Questions (2011-2012 Sample Test)

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Greasing the Wheels of Change

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  1. (1) In keeping with tradition, the Olympic flame burned throughout the 2010 Vancouver Games. (2) The flame was flown to Canada from Greece and relayed across the country by 12 000 runners. (3) Imagine running over rough terrain with a torch in hand. (4) The flame even travelled by boat, snowmobile and dogsled. (5) It was extinguished at the closing ceremonies to signal the end of the games.

    • Computers are useful tools.
    • Computers allow students to keep their homework neat.
    • Computers are too expensive for some students.
  2. If I wear my running shoes to school on an icy day I might slip and fall.

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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.

    Volunteers Help with Community Project

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Writing a Series of Paragraphs

  1. Should zoos exist?

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  1. (1) A part-time job benefits young people. (2) It gives them job skills and teaches them responsibility. (3) A part-time job helps them decide on their future careers. (4) Many retired people take part-time jobs as well. (5) Part-time work is a great way to prepare for the future.

  2. (1) You should follow these suggestions if you want to be a successful hockey goalie. (2) Before stepping on the ice, make sure you have safe equipment. (3) Also, you should always stretch before you start to play. (4) During the game, keep your eye on the puck. (5) Maintain a position that will block the net from oncoming shots. (6) These tips will ensure you have a positive goaltending experience.

Victory Medal Found in England Leads to the Kitchener Tombstone of World War I Soldier

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The Life of a Pothole

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