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1st midterm a2

  1. 1. Listening activities I) Listen to the conversation between Anna and Ben about personal identity.A) As you listen fill in the blanks to complete the first part of the conversation.Ex. Anna: Who .....ARE....... you? Ben: Who am I ? What a strange question! Me, of course! Anna: It´s .................. really strange We all ........................ different roles. For example, think about ...................... family. You are a child , a grandchild, a ........................., a sister.. It depends ...................... the relationship. To ......................... people, you are young. To others you are ..................... .B) Now listen to the rest of the conversation. Are these sentences TRUE or FALSE?Ex. Different people have same views of me . .....False....1- Your friends and teacher see a different person in you. ...................2- Madonna´s kids see her as a mother . .....................3- Children are difficult. ......................4- Business people are glamorous. .........................Reading activitiesRead the passage below.MY LIFE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE People often like to write about their lives and their thoughts. They do this in adiary. These diaries are usually private. Sometimes they have a lock and a key. They´re “top secret”. Blogs are a kind of diary, too. People write about their lives on a website. They addphotos, too. Other people can add their comments and questions. So, blogs arepersonal and public. You can make a lot of friends – and enemies – through a blog!A) Now choose the best option to finish these sentences:Ex. People write about their .....a...... a) lives and thoughts / b) feelings and emotions / c) actions and thoughts1- Diaries are almost never ........................... a) personal / b) private / c) public2- A blog is similar to a diary, but on ................... a) the net / b) T.V. / c) the radio3- In a blog people can include ........................ a) questions and photos / b) photos and comments / c) all three
  2. 2. 4- Blogs are good for .................... a) meeting enemies / b) meeting friends / c) meeting celebrities2. Read this informationTime for a change! It´s fun to look different. It´s exciting to do different things. It´s cool to be ...cool!We change all the time. Changing bodiesSome people like to change their physical appearance. Sometimes this decoration istraditional.Very often, people change the shape or colour of their hair. They want to lookdifferent, or fashionable.Some changes are more extreme! Are these always beautiful? Tatoos, bodypiercing..Some actors and models have “new” noses. Why do people do this sort ofthing to their bodies? Is it fashion? Or is it vanity?A) Now, finish these sentences with one or two words.Ex. Body decoration is not always ....traditional...1- For some people change is fun, cool and ..........................2- People enjoy doing changes .................................3- Tatoos and body piercing are examples of extreme ............................4- Children, adults and teenagers experiment changes all over ...............................B) Read the text again and find the opposites of these words. Ex. Same - ...different...1- dislike - ..................2- hardly ever - ....................3- ugly - ..................4- old - ..................5- young - ................(Another option for reading activities, for you to choose) 1. Different teenagers give their opinions about uniforms. Complete what they say inserting the missing sentence ( a – b – c – d – e)Ex. “Rich kids and poor kids look the same. ....b.... . Nobody notices the difference.”“ I don´t have to think in the morning. .............. . It makes life easy!
  3. 3. “ I like my school. All my friends go there. ................. . We feel good in it.”“Clothes are personal. ................... . I don´t want to look like all the other people inmy school! No way!”“ Uniform? .................. ! I want to look like ME!”a- No, thanks. b- Well, almost the same.c- So, the uniform is part of our group. d- I put on the same clothes everyday. d- We express our personality through our clothes. 2.Now read the texts again and find the opposite of these words:Ex. different - ...same...1- difficult - ................2- like - .................3- here - .................4- good - ................5- your - .................Language activities 1- Here are some questions about people´s birthdays. Match each of them with thecorresponding answer.Ex. When´s your birthday? ...c...1- Can you be absent from school that day? a- No, I have to attend classes.2- How do you celebrate? b- Well, I invite all of them.3- Do you celebrate with your family or friends? c- It´s in September.4- Who bakes the cake? d- Of course, I like a chocolate one.5- Is there a special cake you like? e- My mother does. 2- As you read this article on two Iinternational conferences for young people , fillin the blanks with the correct for of the verbs provided in the grid.“I have a voice”Seventeen young people between 11 and 18 (0)...meet... for three days of workshopsand discussions; they (1)..................... eight poor countries and five fo the big ones.Of course, (2)....................... poor people in the “rich” countries and rich people in the
  4. 4. “poor” ones. In fact many problems (3)..........................the same for all the countries.These young people (4)............................. to find real solutions.The entire group is now together. They (5)...........................with the film star EwanMc Gregor (UNICEF good will ambassador) ; he (6)........................ them plan theirfuture actions. MEET MEETS IS MEETING REPRESENTS REPRESENT DON´T REPRESENT THERE IS THERE ARE ARE IS ARE HAVE WANTS WANT DON´T WANT ARE TALKING TALK IS TALKING IS HELPING ARE HELPING HELPWriting activities 1. Write an announcement to the next international conference os young people to meet in Uruguay. (about 25 words) 2. Write an invitation to your friends for your next birthday party. (about 35 words)

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