OSSLT Released Questions (2012-2013)

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

An Animator From Scarborough

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  1. (1) Traffic is busy on city streets. (2) Cars, pedestrians and cyclists must share them. (3) Pedestrians often cross the street where it is convenient but not always where it is safe. (4) Tall buildings often line the streets. (5) Navigating city streets can be a challenge.

  2. They were originally chew sticks made from twigs, feathers, bones and even porcupine quills.

    (1) The first toothbrush dates back over 3000 years. (2) In the 1700s, bristled toothbrushes began to appear. (3) Today, they come in all shapes, sizes and colours. (4) With so many choices, it is easy to have good dental hygiene.

  3. (1) The Tri-Town Snow Travellers is a snowmobile club in Ontario. (2) When the club was formed in 1968, it focuses on teaching safe driving on snowmachines. (3) Since then, it has raised money to purchase two snow groomers. (4) Now, club members maintain the snowmobile trails so that everyone can ride safely.

Short Writing Task

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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.

    Students Participate in Important Election

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Writing a Series of Paragraphs

  1. Should any course be compulsory in high school?

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  1. Although there are millions of Web sites, they are not created equal. A good Web site can be compared to an iceberg: only the tip of all the effort can be seen online. What cannot be seen are all the details and hours of planning that have led to its success.

  2. (1) Eons ago, a powerful meteor struck the Sudbury area. (2) Most meteors that crash into Earth weigh only about 100 grams. (3) They have little impact on Earth’s crust. (4) The one that landed near Sudbury was so large that it changed the bedrock. (5) Its impact created Canada’s largest nickel deposit.

Practical Woman Donned It First

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Short Writing Task

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Soybeans

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