Exam Card #3

1. Read the text and mark the statements True or False.

1. American government has changed their advice on people’s physical activity. TRUE
2. In the past the government advised that children should start exercising at the age of three. FALSE
3. Young children need at least three hours of exercise a day. TRUE
4. According to doctors, people should start exercising at the young age. TRUE
5. The human brain develops the most up to the age of five. TRUE
6. According to the text, healthy habits are more likely to change as children grow up. FALSE
7. Parents should buy exercise equipment for their young children. FALSE
8. Children exercise when they play actively. TRUE
9. Exercise that makes the heart and lungs work more actively is called aerobic exercise. TRUE
10. Climbing trees can make child’s muscles weaker. FALSE

2. Read and complete the gaps in the text with the correct option.

Setsuko Takamizawa wants to prove that it is never too late to learn. At the age of 91, the great-grandmother is learning English (1) D with the help of her family. She hopes to use the
language at next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Takamizawa was one of the more than 200,000 people who asked to volunteer for Tokyo’s 2020 Games. English is not required for service, but it is (2) B a helpful skill for volunteers to have.

But Takamizawa (3) B had not been able to learn the language when she was young. She was in high school when World War Two (4) D started. She says, “In my second year there, English was banned (5) B because it was the enemy’s language.”

Takamizawa says that her grandchildren persuaded her that she was not too old to learn. Natsuko is Takamizawa’s granddaughter and her main English teacher. Natsuko sends a new English word to her (6) A grandmother's phone every day. They also often work together (7) A on phrases that Takamizawa will need for the Olympics.

“Welcome to Tokyo, this is the Olympic stadium, how (8) C can I help you?” Takamizawa answers when asked to say an English phrase she has learned.

Natsuko (9) D explains that she wanted to give her grandmother something to enjoy. “I can clearly see her English is getting better. It’s my joy now.”

When Japan last held the Summer Olympics in 1964, Takamizawa was too busy to go to any events because she was raising a family. Takamizawa says she never thought the Olympics would happen in Tokyo (10) D twice in her lifetime. “It’s good to live long.” she says.