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Colegio Anglo Americano Lomas

Creative Spirit

HIGH SCHOOL
Clave UNAM: 7943
SECOND ROUND SECOND SEMESTER
SCHOOL YEAR: 2014-2015
Subject: INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH
Students Name: __________________________________________________________
Teachers Name: JORGE OCTAVIO ARTEAGA PUENTE
Date: ___________________________________________________________________
Type of Exam: FINAL
Group: 4010
List Number: __________

GRADE

OBJECTIVES:
I.
II.
III.
IV.

To evaluate the students acquisition of ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE: SACRED TEXT


To evaluate the students acquisition of READING COMPREHENSION, TOEFL level language
competences and strategies practiced in class during this period.
To evaluate the students acquisition of GRAMMAR, TOEFL level language competences and
strategies practiced in class during this period.
To evaluate the students acquisition of THE WORLD OF PSYCHOLOGY.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Total number of questions: 70
Total value of points: 100
The exam will last 100 min.
Before starting the exam, you must have a pen, pencil, eraser, and sharpener at hand since youre not allowed to lend
or borrow these items. Its absolutely forbidden.
Read the whole exam silently and carefully before answering it. Make sure that you have fully understood all the
instructions. If you have any questions, you may ask ONLY your teacher. If there is any suspicion that you are
cheating or exchanging information, your EXAM WILL BE ANNULLED.
Please, make sure that your cell phone or any other electronic devices belonging to you is turned off and put away.

I.

EXPAND THESE EXAMPLES OF PARTICIPLE CLAUSES USING THE WORDS IN


BRACKETS.
a. Hoping to gain a speedy victory, the general took the decision to invade.
(BECAUSE)
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b. It being a Sunday, most of the shops were shut. (SINCE)
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c. Generally considered a weak king, Charles I was eventually beheaded. (WHO)
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d. Having previously learned their language, Picton was able to communicate with the
tribe. (AS)
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e. Having measured the wood carefully, cut as indicated. (WHEN)
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f.

Ignored by many scholars until recently, Charltons work is at last receiving the
recognition it deserves. (ALTHOUGH)
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g. Seen from a distance, the castle looks like something out of a fairy tale. (IF)
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_____8 points
II. CHOOSE THE BEST FORM FOR EACH OF THESE SENTENCES
1.- I go / Im going / Ill go to the cinema on Saturday to see that new Brad Pitt film.
2.- Ill call you as soon as I get / will get / will have got home.
3.- This time next week were going to lie / well lie / well be lying on a tropical beach.
4.- If he got the job, hell leave / hed leave / hell have left for Paris next month.
5.- Melissa is very likely getting / to getting / to get a good job as she is fluent in three languages.
6.- My flight is going to leave / leaves / is leaving at 10.20 tomorrow morning.
7.- When we will be / are going to be / are in London, we are spending / we spend / we are going to
spend the first day doing a sightseeing tour.
8.- If Barbara gets / will get / is getting a place at university, shes studying / shes going to study /
she studies philosophy and politics.
9.- In ten years time perhaps people set foot / are going to set foot on Mars.
___/9 points

III. FUTURE PERFECT OR FUTURE CONTINUOUS


Write the structures for:
a) future perfect _will_ + _________ + _______________
b) future continuous __will _ + _________ + _____________

_____/ 2 point

IV. PUT EACH VERB IN BRACKETS INTO A FUTURE PERFECT OR A FUTURE CONTINUOUS
FORM. (FCLP p. 17)
1.- By the time we get home , the rain ___________________________ (stop).
2.- In ten years time I ________________________ (work) for a different company.
3.- In the year 2500 a lot of people ___________________ (live) on the moon.
4.- By the time you come home, I _____________________ (finish) decorating the room.
_____/4 points
V. USING THE HYPHENATED ADJECTIVES FROM THE BOX MAKE A SENTENCE IN WHICH
YOU USE THE ACCURATE MEANING OF THE WORDS.
Golden-brown

even-tempered

up-to-date

poorly-paid

sky-blue
1. _________________________________________________________________________
2. _________________________________________________________________________
3. _________________________________________________________________________
4. _________________________________________________________________________
5. _________________________________________________________________________
_____5 points

VI. WHEN WERE THEY BORN? CHOOSE FIVE OF THESE PEOPLE AND WRITE A SENTENCE
FOR EACH. (TWO OF THEM WERE BORN IN THE SAME YEAR)
Beethoven

Galileo

Elvis Presley

1452 1869 1929

Agatha Christie

Mahatma Gandhi

Leonardo da Vinci

Walt Disney

Martin Luther King

William Shakespeare 1770 1901

1564 1890 1935

1. Walt Disney was born in 1901_______________________________________________


2. _______________________________________________________________________
3. _______________________________________________________________________
4. _______________________________________________________________________
5. _______________________________________________________________________
6. _______________________________________________________________________
7. And you? I ______________________________________________________________
VII. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES USING ONE OF THESE VERBS IN THE CORRECT FORM,
PRESENT OR PAST:
Cause
Overtake
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

damage
show

hold
surround

invite
translate

make
write

Many accidents are caused by dangerous driving.


Cheese ______________________________from milk.
The roof of the building ______________________ in a storm a few days ago.
You _______________________ to the wedding. Why didnt you go?
A cinema is a place where films _____________________________________.
In the United States, elections for president ________________ every four years.
Originally the book ___________________ in Spanish, and a few years ago it
_________________ into English.
8. Although we were driving quite fast, we _____________________ by a lot of other cars.
9. You cant see the house from the road. It _______________________ by trees.

VIII. USE OF ENGLISH PART 5: WORD FORMATION


FOR QUESTIONS 1-5, READ THE TEXT BELOW. USE THE WORD GIVEN IN CAPITALS AT
THE END OF EACH LINE TO FORM A WORD THAT FITS IN THE SPACE IN THE SAME
LINE.
The importance of beards
For many adolescent boys, the (0) ability to grow a beard is an

ABLE

Important moment in their lives. It changes their (1) _______________

APPEAR

Dramatically, but more (2) ________________, it shows they have become men
IMPORTANT
A beard, of course, is something that women, with few (3) _____________,
cannot have. One such woman, St Wilgefortis, was (4) _______________

EXCEPT
DELIGHT

to discover that she had grown a bear.


_____4 points

IX. PROBABILITY AND POSSIBILITY


REWRITE THESE SENTENCES USING ONE OF THE MODAL VERBS IN BRACKETS
( NFC GOLD p. 48)
1. Its possible that you will find some information about him on the internet. ( must / might).
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2. I am certain its not illegal to download music ( may / mustnt)
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3. I am sure he has a webpage. ( might / must )
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4. Its quite likely that she will buy a new laptop this week. ( may / must )
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5. Its possible that she has her mobile phone switched off. ( must / might)
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______ 5 points

PART II. READING COMPREHENSION

You are going to read a magazine article about five people who each write a personal blog. For
questions 1-15, choose from the people (A_E). The people may be chosen more than once.
A = Ann Handley
B = Dave Armano
C = Carol Krishner
D = Debbie Weil
E = Tristan Hussey
Which person.
1. has offered other new bloggers help in starting their blogs?

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2. remembers other people being less open about what they had written?

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3. values the fact that the blog provides a break from work?

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4. compares the ease of writing blogs to other types of writing?

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5 & 6. was surprised by the response to the blog?

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7. initially lacked confidence in their ability to attract readers to the blog?

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8. believes that blogging has improved their language skills?

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9. felt no need to learn anything new before starting to write blogs?

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10. is not concerned about making errors in the blog?

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11. made a decision to improve the quality of the blog?

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12. mentions having certain difficulties as a teenager?

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13. warns prospective bloggers about a loss of privacy?

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14. says they use the personal blog in professional activities?

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15. started writing the blog as a way of improving career prospects?

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WHY DO PEOPLE START WRITING BLOGS?


Read the personal stories of five bloggers
Ann Handley
Like many of my school friends, I used to spend hours every day writing a
diary. But while they kept them hidden under their beds, I needed an audience, interaction and
feedback. One day, my teacher encouraged me to join a penfriend organisation and I used to write
pages of fascinating detail about my teacher, my friends, my dog I even invented a few
personalities, the details of which were far more interesting than my own life. So when one of my
colleagues explained to me what blogging was all about the frequent postings, the feedback, the
trackbacks I felt confident that I already knew all about it. I am now a marketing specialist and my
blog is a business tool. But at the same time, Iam reliving the joy of communicating and the thrill of
the conversation.
Dave Armano
A year ago I was a professional minding my own business. When I
started reading blogs, I would say to myself: Theres so much information out there so many smart
people. I decided to start my own blog, but I had no idea what I was doing. I was basically a
nobody and I was trying to get people to listen to me. What was I thinking? But then I created a
visual for my blog and before I knew it, I had all these other blogs linking to me doing weird stuff
like trackbacks. I had no idea what a trackback was, but I went from forty hits a day to close to a
hundred overnight. It was amazing! Thats when I stopped to think: if I wanted traffic, I needed to
get some good content there, and thats what really worked for me.
Carol Krishner
Its great to have my personal blog because I feel free and if I make mistakes I
learn from the experience. Im a lecturer, and its refreshing to step outside my academic interests
into a different world. But its interesting that when you choose topics to write about you give others
hints about yourself, and people do get to know you. So it`s not the thing to do if you want to remain
anonymous. One of the first lessons I learnt is that the bloggosphere is a genuine community. After
asking a question in a blog comment about what qualities are needed in a good blog, I soon got spoton advice from a blogger I didn`t even know. Then I had an invitation to a local face-to-face blogger
meet-up, which was an amazing experience.
Debbie Weil
I started my first blog exactly three years ago for a very practical reason. It
was clear to me that blogs were going to become a useful tool in my future job as a journalist. I
needed to know how to use this new tool, and I figured blogging myself was the quickest way to get
up to speed. I learnt quickly and since then I`ve helped others launch their own personal blogs. The
simplicity of blogging software enables me to write short entries without any problems or delays.
Writing a 750- word article is a daunting task, but a quick blog entry takes less than a minute. And
yet the effect is so significant I get calls frim companies saying they`ve read my blog and would I
be available to give a presentation, for a large fee.
Tristan Hussey

Writing has been a struggle for me for most of my academic life. In my first high
school year I had serious spelling problems all the time. At college, thanks to a spell checker and some
practice, I did fine. In 2004, I was in an administrative job and feeling that I was only using a small portion of
my skills. I had heard about this blogging thing and decided I should give it a go. I wrote one blog but deleted
it after a couple of days. Then I realised that if I wanted a better job, I`d need to get good at this. So I started
reading blogs, writing blogs it was a daily ritual of reading and writing. And guess what, my writing was
getting better, and, incredibly, I got noticed by employers. Today I work for a blog software company

PART III DISCOVERY FICTION


1. What is the first evidence of foreshadowing in the story?
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2. What words tell you the setting (time and place)?
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3. Select words that contribute to the atmosphere of mystery and fear.
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4. What mistake did the family make when they felt the house tremble?
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5. What was the guests ambition? How did he fail to fulfill his dream?
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6. In what city does most of the story take place? Ho do you know?
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7. Where is the third level?
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8. Ho does Charley know he has gone back in time? Give some speccific details from the
story.
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9. What tickets does Charley want to buy? Why?
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10. Who sent Charley a letter, and where was the letter from?
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_____10 points

PART IV. LIFETIME HEALTH


1.- Which viral STD increases a womans risk of developing cervical cancer?

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2.- What do the parts of the brain do when they are dealing with a disease?
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3.- How can people living with HIV infection delay the progression of HIV to AIDS?
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4.- What symptom may occur in both males and females who have gonorrhea?
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5. Which viral STD needs protection only for the women because the men only provides the virus?
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6. How does the HIV-antibody test work?
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7. Describe the functions of the cerebrum, the cerebellum and the brain stem
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8. Explain how the signals carried by nerves pass from one neuron to the next
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9 How does HIV cause AIDS?

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8. Check the diagram and write the name of the parts in the correct place also separate the
four parts using different colors.

a.____________________________

b._____________________

______ 10 points
c. ___________________

PART V. WRITING
1. Read and decode the question. Highlight the main points that must be developed in
the ESSAY.

Write an essay contrasting the various ways people in your native country deal with
grief.

2. Write a four-paragraph essay of 150-180 words in response town wants to spend a large

amount of money encouraging young people to participate in more sports activities during
their holidays. You have been asked to write a report for the town council to the question.
3. Write down the number of words at the end of the essay.

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Number of words: ______________