Prueba Nacional De Ingles De Adelanto De 3ero Bd Marzo 2009

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Prueba Nacional De Ingles De Adelanto De 3ero Bd Marzo 2009

  1. 1. PRUEBA NACIONAL DE INGLÉS DE ADELANTO DE 3ero BD PERÍODO - MARZO 2009 Liceo Nº: MARKS Group: WRITTEN TEST: / 60 Name: ORAL EXAM: Date: FINAL MARK: Listening Comprehension HEART OF A HUNTER 1. You will listen to the first part of an article. Cross out the extra words. Avigiaq Kristiansen, aged 15 left school to hunt. In 2004 he killed his first white polar bear. Now his teachers are older hunters, including Dr. Jens Danielsen. “He has the will to be a great hunter,” says Jens. “All we can do now is teach him what we know”. / 4 ( 1 each) 2. Now, listen to the second part and tick the right option ( a, b or c). 1) This passage describes a) eastern Greenland b) western Greenland c)north – western Greenland 2) In this remote area the ice goes on until a) June b) September c) March 3) Lately hunting has been a) good b) bad c) excellent / 3 ( 1 each) 1
  2. 2. Reading Comprehension 3. Continue reading the article and write (T) True or (F) False in the boxes below. Underline the evidence. Last days of the Ice hunters? (taken from National Geographic, January 2006 by Gretel Ehrlich) Part A Cracking the frigid air with a sealskin whip, a Greenland hunter urges his dogs across sea ice that gets thinner and less stable each year. Out here he´s always found game for his family – until now. The problem: the ice is disappearing. Jens Danielsen´s kneels on his dogsled as it bumps through the glinting ruins of a frozen sea. “Harru, harru,” he calls out. “Go left, go left”. “Atsuk, atsuk”. Go right, go right.” His voice carries a note of emergency. The fifteen dogs in his team move slowly, picking their way between lanes of open water and translucent ice. Despite bitter cold in late March, the ice pans have cracked, making travel dangerous. 1) A Greenland hunter used to have fun with his family in his homeland. 2) Jens is very pleased with the recent climate change. 3) “ Harru” and “Atsuk” are two of J. Danielsen´s dogs´names. 4) Jens and the dogs work cooperatively. 5) Travelling across Greenland is less dangerous as ice gets thinner and thinner. / 10 (2 each) 4. Match the beginning of the sentences ( 1 to 4) to their endings ( a to d) to continue the article. Part B 1) As big as a bear, with a boyish face and an elegant mind … 2) This village, at latitude 77ºN, whose brightly painted houses climb a hillside, … 3) Jens usually heads toward the ice edge on Smith Sound looking for food along with his brothers-in law… 4) Since they have a lot of dogs to feed as well as a large family, … a) who each has his own dog team and sled. b) they´ll need to kill several arctic animals to bring home any meat. c) Jens is a 45-year-old hunter from Qaanaaq. d) has a population of about 650 people. / 4 ( 1 each) 2
  3. 3. Vocabulary 5. Find a synonym (S) or an opposite (O) to these words in PART A of the text . 1) Very cold (S) ___________________________ 2) Thicker (O) ___________________________ 3) Vanishing (S) ___________________________ 4) Quickly (O) ___________________________ 5) Early (O) ____________________________ / 5 ( 1 each) 6. Fill in the blanks of another part of the article using the words provided. Be careful, there is an extra word ! Waiting for the 1) ……………………….. to clear , hunters remove ice from their 2)………………. to make them faster. They also mend 3)…………………………..and sharpen harpoons all while trying to conserve 4)………………………….. . In the hut, Avigiaq looks over Jens´s 5) …………………… as he plays a video game. / 5 ( 1 each) Language 7. Now, continue reading and choose the correct option. Hunters prepare 1) ………………. a walrus which they harpooned as it 2) ……………….. to breathe at the ice edge. “Not long ago we 3) ……………………. walruses from kayaks”, says Jens. In camp the dogs 4) ………………… some of the 800-pound kill, each 5) ………………. a portion based on its size and its rank in the pack. One walrus 6) …………..the hunting party for four days. / 6 ( 1 each) 3 1. a. to butcher b. butcher c. butchered 2. a. has come b. came c. will come 3. a. had hunted b. have hunted c. used to hunt 4. a. give b. are given c. were given 5. a. received b. is receiving c. receiving 6. a. feeds b. feed c. will feed shoulders - clothes - dogs - energy - sleds - weather A walrus in its natural habitat
  4. 4. 8. A photographer from National Geographic visits the area and interviews Jens. This is part of the dialogue they have. Photographer: What do dogs mean to your community? Jens: (1) They are like us, they love to eat. They´re like running stomachs. Photographer: I understand there have been some incidents with dogs. Jens: Yes, you´re right. (2) A few hunters were forced to shoot some dogs because they had no meat for them. Photographer: Really! (3) Does the climate change play an important role in this problem? Jens: Well, in some way it does; (4) if the climate keeps changing the ice will disappear, so the situation will become more dramatic. Jens arrives home and tells his wife about the conversation with the photographer. Please report ONLY the sentences underlined. 1. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………… 2. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………… 3. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………… 4. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………… / 8 (2 each) Writing 9. Choose one of these options to complete this task. a) Being a hunter in the Arctic is a very difficult and risky job. Think of another hard or risky job and describe it in a composition of about 120 words. Include the following: • Description of the job • Risks run by workers • Skills needed • Positive aspects b) “I know humans are changing the world. I heard they are even changing the weather”. Agree or disagree with these words said by an elderly woman from the Arctic. Express your opinion on the topic. / 15
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