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2005 Year 7 English SATs Spelling Task The Chunnel (filename "year-7-optional-2005-english-spelling-task.pdf") includes:

Total mark awarded En Spelling YEAR 7 The Chunnel LEVELS 3–4 2005 First name Last name School Date Remember Your teacher will read the spelling passage to you. Your version of the passage has words missing from it which you should fill in when your teacher tells you. Number of Total mark words correct awarded 0 0 1 1 3 4 2 5 6 3 7 8 4 9 10 5 11 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 2 12 6 13 14 15 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk 7 The Chunnel There is now a tunnel under the English Channel which is called ‘The Chunnel’. In the , travelling between 1 England and France by sea involved hopping on and off ferries. For anyone from seasickness, this was definitely the worst part of journey. It took 200 years of debate and planning, but 2 3 4 finally, in 1994, the Chunnel was built. A French engineer proposed the idea 5 for a cross-channel tunnel in 1802. However, because the technology was limited, this plan was abandoned. Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 2 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk 6 Over the years, various schemes were proposed, but plans were always . 7 While many people it might be 8 to have a channel tunnel, others feared it 9 would leave them open to invasion. It took until 1987 for the to be made and England and France 10 an agreement permitting the building of the Channel Tunnel between the two 11 . 12 The Chunnel is more than 50 kilometres long and the point is almost 115 metres below sea level. 13 The new railway system opened in 1994, making and business trips much easier. Travellers can now go from London to Paris in less than three hours. Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 3 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk 14 15 Acknowledgements: Photograph by Robby Whitfield QAPHOTOS © Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 2005 QCA, Years 7 and 8 Team, 83 Piccadilly, London W1J 8QA Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk QCA/05/1481 (pupil pack) QCA/05/1478 (teacher pack) http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk 265491