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ARMY POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL

DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES
PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH
HAND-IN ACTIVITY: ONE

Distance Education Mode


SEMESTER: February - June 2013

ENGLISH III - IV

Score: 63./80

Grade: 15.75 /20

Name: Viteri Ynez Marco Andrs


Support Centre: 50

Date: 14/04/2013

ID Banner: L00011895

I. LISTENING SECTION

(10 points)

A. Liam is talking about how he met Jenny. Listen and answer these questions.
(Student Book, page 15. R2.5)
1. Was Jenny at Bens birthday party?
No, she wasnt
2. When did Liam ask Jenny out?
Liam asks Jenny out the day after the party.
3. Why wasnt their first date very good?
Because she was very ill after the meal.
4. What were they doing when Liam asked Jenny to marry him?
They were having a drink in a bar.
5. What was Liam doing when she said yes?
He was cooking dinner.
B. Listen again and underline the correct answer.
6.

Liam and Jenny first met last year / two years ago.

7.

They started going out in March / September.

8.

He asked her to marry him eight / eighteen months later.

9.

They got engaged a few days / weeks later.

10. They got married six weeks / months after that.

II. VOCABULARY SECTION

(10 points)

A. Fill in the gaps with these adjectives.


frightening

11.
12.
13.
14.
15.

interesting

interested

boring

worried

I cant understand why you watch programmes about cars on TV. They so
boring!
I like historical films. Theyre really interesting and you learn a lot.
Shes a bit worried about Henry. He doesnt look well.
Tim never watches horror films. Theyre too frightening and he cant sleep after
them.
George is really interested in rap music.

B. Match the definitions (16 20) to the relationships (a e).


Employment
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

__e__ a good salary


__a__ friendly colleagues
__d__ long holidays
__c__ a good boss
__b__ job security

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)

nice people to work with


you know youll have the job for
a good manager
a lot of days off a year
a lot of money for doing your job

III. GRAMMAR SECTION

(20 points)

A. You are talking to a friend on the phone, but you cant hear her very well. Write
questions to check what you hear.
00

21.
22.
23.
24.
25.

A I met my sister last weekend.


B Sorry, who did you meet?
A We had lunch in the Bella Roma restaurant.
B Sorry, which restaurant you had lunch?
A After lunch we looked at her new office.
B Sorry, whose office did you look after lunch?
A In her new job he finishes work at 10pm.
B Sorry, when does he finish her new job?
A She interviews people for a TV programme.
B Sorry, what does she do in TV programme?
A Shes interviewing Jamie Oliver today
B Sorry, who is interviewing Jaime Oliver?

B. Fill in the gaps with the correct form of these verbs.


clean

26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.

recognize spend have feed take


look after do learn

look like

Hes cleaning the bathroom at the moment.


Ive got my camera because Id like to take some photos at the class party.
Frank has a degree in French at Cambridge University at the moment.
She never feed the cat at lunch time.
We spend a great time last night.
He wants to do time playing with the children.
Everyone says that he look like his grandfather they both got red hair.
Shes learning how to use her computer at the moment.
I didnt recognize Diane at the cinema. Her hairs a different colour.
While Gianni didnt look after his sister yesterday evening, she fell and hit her
head.

Present Perfect and Past Simple. Choose the correct answers, a), b) or c).
36.

Hes never______________ me flowers.


a) give
b) given
c) gave

37.

She _____________ my birthday last year.


a) forgot
b) forgotten
c) forget.

38.

Did he _____________ out at the weekend?


a) been
b) went
c) go

39.

Did you watch television yesterday?


Yes, I __________.
a) have
b) watched
c) did

40.

They ____________ skiing.


a) `ve never been b) `ve never went

IV. READING SECTION

c) never been

(20 points)

Reading 1
Read the article and do the activities below.
1

The Friday Feeling


Vince Hutton
When July arrived I needed a holiday. Id spent the last eleven months
looking at a computer screen all day, six days a week, and I was looking
forward to a month in Tuscany. No phone line, no TV, no work.
However, by the end of the holiday I was feeling restless. Id read eight
novels; Id been for long walks in the beautiful Tuscan countryside; and
Id tasted some wonderful Italian cooking. But I missed technology. I
wanted to browse the net, read an online paper. The kids had their
games consoles. I had nothing.
I was happy to get back to civilization. As soon as I go through the door,
I switched on the computer to check my e-mails. The green light came
on
but the
remained
Where
doescomputer
this story take
plac silent. I decided to have dinner first and
to try again later. I went to phone for a pizza, but the phone was dead.
We ordered a pizza by mobile phone, and I suggested in, watching a
DVD while we ate. I plugged it in, but when I pressed play on the
remote control, no action. We could hear the film, but couldnt see it.
By now I was furious. Technologys fine if I works, but city life with no
technology is hell. I started thinking about Tuscany. We hadnt had a
phone line there, but it now seemed like paradise

A.

B.

Are the sentences (T) or false (F)? Circle the correct answers.
41. It was the writers first holiday this year.

T / F.

42. He went on holiday alone.

T / F

43. At the end of the holiday he wanted to return home.

T / F

44. He read his e-mails the day he got home.

T / F

45. He watched a film in the evening.

T / F

46. He wanted to be in Tuscany again.

T / F

Find words or expressions in the article to match the definitions.


0.

You look at this when youre using a computer.

__screen______

47. You look at this on the internet when you want to know the

net
1

news.
48. You can play video games on this.
49. You do this to connect something to a supply of electricity.
50. You can use one of these to switch your TV on and off.

games consoles
computer
remote control

Reading 2
A. Read about the life of Thomas Quasthoff and choose the best option.
THOMAS QUASTHOFF
Thomas Quasthoff, 42, the acclaimed bass-baritone was born
a thalidomide baby. He is single and live in Hannover.
When I started having singing lessons at 13, nobody expected
this would be my profession. My parents and my older brother,
Michael, to whom Im very close, gave me a totally normal
childhood. Michael took me everywhere he went. Riding a
bicycle wasn`t necessarily my thing, but there were never any
restrictions put on me: I`m now a teacher and a professional
singer.
I teach singing at Detmold Musikakademie. I arrive there for my classes, which start at
10.30 am, and Ill often go through the day without a break. Usually Im Thomas,
rather than Herr Professor. Although I believe in keeping a little distance between us,
I love it when I develop friendships with students. In my experience its extremely rare
to hear something from a student which makes you go Wow! But thats fine. As a
teacher, I have to think about developing voices for the small companies not just for
Convent Garden of the Vienna State Opera.
Regarding my interests outside work, I spend a lot of time reading which is something I
really enjoy apart from music.
I buy a lot of biographies, which I read in German or English, and Im quite happy to
spend hours in a bookshop. In the past I felt the need to applause, but then I began to
feel more secure. Some people have a problem because Im honest and outspoken. But
saying whats on my mind is important to me. A journalist wrote in the Observer
recently that I look like a dwarfish sport of nature
I was so angry. I dont want to read in the newspapers about how I look. I believe Ive
reached an artistic level where its not important. But everybody, especially
interviewers, sees me and says: Oh God! Hes handicapped. He must have a lot of
problems in his past. Theyre wrong. My disability was always a fact but not a
problem.

Next year I will appear in my first opera Fidelio at Salzburg and in 2004 I have been
cast in Parsifal for Vienna- If theyre successful, then I can say Ive done everything
thats possible for a classical singer, Ive won a Grammy, I sing at Carnegie Hall and I
work with the most incredible conductors: Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta
and Colin Davis. Now other things are coming more into the foreground friends,
holidays, my private life. Im planning to go sailing in the Caribbean.
I couldnt live without music and I love what Im doing, but not so that I wont know
when its time to stop. Success come and goes. You can`t hold onto it. I think thats a
good thing.
51. About his childhood he remembers that
a. it wasnt happy because he couldnt ride a bike.
b. his family didnt want singing to be his profession.
c. his brother Michael was always supportive.
52. In his teaching practice
a. it is very common to find artists among his students.
b. he usually gets on well with his students.
c. he needs to take a rest in the middle of the day.
53. About his hobbies, Thomas says
a. he doesnt have much time to read.
b. he reads in several different languages.
c. he cant go to book shops very often.
54. Because of his disability
a. people think he was a very unhappy child.
b. people expect him to say what he thinks.
c. interviewers are very sympathetic to him.
55. In
a.
b.
c.

the next few years


he expects to receive a prize for his performance.
he would like to work with Zubin Mehta.
he wants to have more time for his private life.

B. Find expressions in the text with a similar meaning.


56. nobody stopped me from doing what I wanted. (para. 1)
nobody expected this would be my profession
57. the things that I am interested in besides work. (para.4)
I buy a lot of biographies, which I read in German or English, and Im
quite happy to spend hours in a bookshop.
58. what I really think. (para. 5)
I believe Ive reached an artistic level where its not important.

59. something has become more important that its used. (para.
6)
Now other things are coming more into the foreground friends, holidays,
my private life.
60. you cannot depend on it. (para. 7)
You can`t hold onto it.

V. WRITING SECTION

(20 points)

Read this topic, and write your answer in 120 150 words.
Students at universities often have a choice of places to live. They may choose to live in
university dormitories, or they may choose to live in apartments in the community.
Compare the advantages of living in university housing with the advantages of living in
an apartment in the community. Where would you prefer to live? Give reasons for your
preference.
Tips:
-

Organize your ideas into 3 paragraphs: introduction, body and conclusion.


Use informal language.
Use: connecting words, ways of comparing, and the appropriate tenses.

When the students go to the university and dont are of the province, they must live in
apartments of the university or the community. Most of students prefer live in apartments in
the community because they have more freedom.
The apartments rent are more expensive depending the neighborhood. Living in university
students may pay the rent per semester, but in apartment, they have to pay each month.
Living in university students could be quieter than living in apartments. The apartments in
the university sometimes are more insurance, because these are inside of this.
In my opinion I prefer university dormitories because its more insurance and near of the
university than apartments in the community. But the disadvantage is that you dont live
alone, you live with a partner and the rules of the university doesnt allow carry more people
to the dormitories.
ANSWER KEY
GUIDE 1
Cycle II / Feb-June 2013
I. LISTENING SECTION
(10 points)
A. Liam is talking about how he met Jenny. Listen and answer these questions
1.
2.
3.

No, she wasnt.


The day after the party.
Jenny was ill after the day.
1

4.
5.

They were having a drink in a bar.


He was cooking dinner.

B. Listen again and underline the correct answer.


6. two years ago
7. in March
8. eight
9. days
10 months
II. VOCABULARY SECTION
points)
A. Fill in the gaps in the sentences with these adjectives
11.
12.
13.
14.
15

(10

boring
interesting
worried
frightening
interested

B. Match the definitions ( 16 20) to the relationships (a e)


16. E

17. A

18. D

19. C

20. B

III. GRAMMAR SECTION

(20 points)

A. You are talking to a friend on the phone, but you cant hear her very well. Write
questions to check what you hear.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.

did you have lunch


did you look at
does she finish work
does she do
s she interviewing (today)

B. Fill in the gaps with the correct form of these verbs


26
27
28
29
30

cleaning
take
does
feeds
had

31
32
33
34
35

to spend
looks like
learning
recognize
was looking after

C. Present Perfect and Past Simple. Choose the correct answers, a), b) or c).
36. B

37. A

38. C

39. C

40. A
1

IV. READING SECTION


A. Read the article and do the activities below.
1.

Are the sentences (T) or false (F)? Circle the correct answers.
41. T

2.

(20 points)

42. F

43. T

44. F

45. F

46. T

Find words or expressions in the article to match the definitions.


47. ONLINE
PAPER

48. GAMES
CONSOLE

49. PLUG
IN

50. REMOTE
CONTROL

B. Read about the life of Thomas Quasthoff and choose the best option.
51. C

52. B

53. B

54. A

55. C

Find expressions in the text with a similar meaning.


56. there were never any restrictions put on me.
57. regarding my interests outside work.
58. works on mind.
59. now other things are coming more into the foreground.
60. you can`t hold onto it.

WRITING SECTION. - It will be evaluated according to the Teachers


criterion (20 POINTS)