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viernes, 15 de julio de 2011

Ejemplos de inglés

¿Cuál palabra (A – H) concuerda con la descripción de cada frase de la izquierda (6 – 10)?
En las preguntas 6 – 10, marque la letra correcta A – H en su hoja de respuestas.
6. You need these if you do not see very well.
7. Young people usually wear these informal trousers all the time.
8. People that study in the same place usually wear this.
9. People have this to tell the time.
10. Women usually wear this, but men don’t.
A. glasses
B. jacket
C. jeans
D. skirt
E. sneakers
F. suit
G. uniform
H. watch

Lea el texto de la parte inferior y seleccione la palabra correcta para cada espacio.
En las preguntas 16 – 23, marque A, B o C en su hoja de respuestas.
COFFEE
Many people all over the world like (0) ________coffee. In Britain, for example, people
drink about 60 million cups of coffee (16) ________ day. In some countries, like Italy,
people like (17) ________ small cup of strong coffee, usually without milk. In other
countries, like the USA, people have coffee made (18) ________ a lot of milk and sugar.
Coffee first arrived (19) ________ Britain in the 17th century. Many coffee houses
(20) ________ then. But only rich men went to (21) ________ places to meet friends,
talk and do business. Women did not go to coffee houses (22) ________ they were
much too dangerous. Today, coffee is (23) ________ than before and people drink it
everywhere, at home, at work and in cafés.
Ejemplo:
0. A. drink B. drinking C. drinks
Respuesta: B. drinking
16. A. every B. all C. most
17. A. some B. the C. a
18. A. up B. with C. by
19. A. on B. in C. at
20. A. open B. opened C. opening
21. A. these B. this C. their
22. A. that B. or C. because
23. A. cheapest B. cheap C. cheaper

Lea el artículo y luego responda las preguntas.
En las preguntas 24 – 30, marque A, B o C en su hoja de respuestas.
Same family – different lives
Vilma Williams lives in London. Her sister Paula lives in the USA and their cousin Carol lives in Jamaica. Here they talk about their lives.
Vilma
I was six when I came to England from Jamaica with my parents and Paula. Now I am 29 and a nurse at a London hospital. I have two sons, but I’m not very happy in England. Jamaica still feels like home and I’d like to go and live there. My mother went back to Jamaica five years ago.
Paula
I went to England when I was three. After I finished school, I studied medicine and worked as a doctor. Then I married Brad and moved to the USA. Now, I have my own clothes shop. We had our first child six months ago, and I’m very happy in New York.
Carol
I’m 30. I studied business at college and I’ve had a few jobs, but at the moment I’m without work. I will have my first baby next month. I like the Jamaican people and my parents have a house in the next town, but I would like to live somewhere else and have a change.
Ejemplo:
0. Who are sisters?
A. Vilma and Carol
B. Carol and Paula
C. Vilma and Paula
Respuesta: 0. C
24. Who is living in England now?
25. Who is the youngest?
26. Who doesn’t have a job now?
27. Who has the most children?
28. Who lives near her mother?
29. Who wants to live in Jamaica?
30. Who is the happiest?

Lea el artículo y luego responda las preguntas.
En las preguntas 31-35, marque la letra correcta A, B, C o D en su hoja de respuestas.
My Love of Traveling by Sam Harris
I grew up in Australia and was introduced to traveling at an early age. We moved around a lot because of my father’s work. My main hobby was radios - I repaired old sets and listened to various programs from around the world. I had a map of the world on my bedroom wall with pins on it and I wrote postcards to foreign radio stations. I was an only child and I didn’t have many friends; instead I tried to contact the outside world. We didn’t have a television, so what I learned came from the radio and from encyclopedias. By the age of 13, I could draw maps of countries from memory and name all the capital cities.
I didn’t actually leave Australia until I was twenty-five, when I went on a long trip through Asia. I arrived in Thailand thinking I was well prepared, but in fact, I knew little about its rich culture. Then I went to India, where my taste for adventure and different experiences grew. Every city there was different; there were cows on the streets, old cars, interesting food,
and people everywhere.
I went from country to country without realizing how dangerous some of them were at that time. There was very little advice available. But now it’s different - you can learn so much from the internet and just about everywhere you go, you’ll find an internet café. It’s really changed the way people travel.
The things I now like most about a trip are eating and shopping. I also love sitting on trains and talking to different people. I’m sure I’ll never get bored with traveling, even though I’ve explored most countries in the world.
31. What is the writer trying to do in the text?
A. talk about the towns where he used to live
B. describe the people he met while traveling abroad
C. compare the different countries he has been to
D. explain how his interest in travel has developed
32. What can you learn about the writer from this text?
A. He had always wanted to work on the radio.
B. Very little surprised him on his first visit to Asia.
C. His early knowledge of the world came from the radio.
D. He liked sharing his interest in geography with other people.
33. What do we learn about the writer’s life as a child?
A. He spent time fixing radios that were broken.
B. His father was unemployed for long periods.
C. His friends thought he was rather strange.
D. He watched programs about people in other countries.
34. What does the writer say about traveling abroad?
A. There are many countries he would still like to visit.
B. Information about other countries has become easier to find.
C. The things he enjoys while traveling have not changed.
D. Knowing something about maps is useful when traveling.
35. Which of the following statements would the writer make?
A. I find it hard to talk to people I meet on my travels because I hardly knew anyone when I was a child.
B. Areas with only a few people are the best places to visit since they are quiet and relaxing.
C. Learning about the world from books and the radio was nothing like the real experience.
D. The world’s a smaller place now because of the internet, and so travel has become less exciting.

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