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Selectividad 2011-2012 English Exam- Answers (Andalucia)

20 Jun

Word Formation and Grammar Review- Selectividad

10 Jun

Forming Nouns:

Connectors and Prepositions – Selectividad

10 Jun

Here’s a quick review of connectors with an activity:

Here are some exercises to practice the prepositions and a list of common verbs and adjectives with prepositions:

Selectividad Practice Exams

1 Jun

Hi, here are some practice exams from the past years in Andalucia,  You can download them!

Andalucia PAU- Year 2010-2011

2010-2011 Option A:  “Children’s popularity directly linked to their size, study finds”
Option B:  “New York”

2010-2011 Children’s Popularity…New York

2010-2011 Option A ¨Asking for help helps meeting people¨
                        Option B ¨Emerging Market Giants¨

2010-2011 Selectividad- asking for help, emerging giants

2010-2011 Option A ¨An original way of meeting people¨
Option B ¨Eating less meat could save lives¨

2010-2011 Original Way of Meeting people-Eating less meat…

2010-2011 Option A ¨The Internet and Safety¨
Option B ¨Zara, a Spanish Success Story¨

2010-2011 Internet safety…Zara, a Spanish Success Story

2010-2011 Option A ¨German Schools to Teach Online Privacy¨
Option B ¨Newly-released UFO files¨

2010-2011 German schools online privacy….Newly-released UFO files

More exams:

2010-2011 Education helps brain against dementia changes
2010-2011 ‘Too posh to push myth’ exposed, say researchers

Andalucia PAU- Year 2009-2010

2009-2010  Option A ¨Green energy industry asks for government help to meet targets¨
Option B ¨Social care for graduates: compassionate embrace¨

2009-2010 “Green energy industry…-Social care for graduates”

2009-2010 Option A “Can Africa be saved?”
Option B “A doctor’s vision of the future of medicine.”

2009-2010 “Can Africa be saved…A doctor’s vision…”

 2009-2010  Option A: “Can humans control the weather?”
Option B:  “Indian woman gives birth at age 70.”

2009-2010 “Can humans control the weather…Indian woman…”

2009-2010 Option A “Affordable, accessible coverage options for all”
                         Option B “Bullying at school”

2009-2010 Affordable coverage…bullying at school

2009-2010 Option A “An atlas of the humand mind”
Option B ” Micro-credits for the poor”

2009-2010 An atlas of the human mind…Micro-credits for the poor

Andalucia PAU- Year 2008-2009

2008-2009 Spain: a migration country

2008-2009 Virtual or Plastic

2008-2009 The high price of low-cost airlines

2008-2009 Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packets

2008-2009 Global Warming

2008- 2009 Ultra-thin barbie: girls potentially in danger

2008-2009 In Britain, some teachers would support the return of the cane

2008-2009 Natural Disasters

2008-2009 A “zero” waste community

2008-2009 Video Game Addiction

2008-2009 First languages fear second place

Exams from 2006-2007

2007 “The Big Bottle”

2007 “Child Exploitation”

2007 “A New Tax on Rubbish”

2007 “Plastic Surgery Beauty or Beast”



Exams 2005-2006

2005-2006 SMOKING IN PUBS?






Exams 2004-2005

2004-2005 “Home Alone”

2004-2005 “Spyphones”

2004-2005 “Yellow Journalism”

2004-2005 “The Global Village”

2004-2005 “Married or Single”

2004-2005 “Climate Change”

Verbs, Adjectives and Nouns

25 May

Here are some woordles with different vocabulary that’s maybe useful for selectividad.  You can study one and try to think of the equivalent words from the other categories.  For example if I see the word “help” on the verb sheet, I must think of how is the noun form “helpfulness” and as an adjective, “helpful.”

Wordle: verbs


Wordle: Nouns

Wordle: Adjectives

Word Formation, Adjectives, Adverbs…

15 May

Word Formation —Do these interactive games online to practice your word formation!

Verb to Noun (Suffixes)

Verb to Adjective

Adjectives to Noun

Compound Nouns

Compound Nouns 2

These are the intermediate levels going from easier to more difficult.
Antonym Word Match 

Antyonym Word Match 2

Antyonym Word Match 3

Easier Antonym Activities:



Modifying Adjectives and Adverbs Exercise

Adjective Word Order 

Adverbs of Degree

Adverbs of Manner

Adverb PowerPoint click below to see it!

Phrasal Verbs

29 Apr

Here´s a list of phrasal verbs with the Spanish definition.  A good way to study is to write sentences in each box and make sure you understand the meaning.

For example:

Catch on: tener éxito–> The smart phone is catching on fast, almost all of my friends have one.

Check out the BBC’s website to play a phrasal verb game: has a bunch of activities, you can check out the “top” phrasal verbs with interactive activities or also review the explanations of others.

Learn with cartoons!


Memory Game:

Fill in the blank with missing preposition

Vocabulary Selectividad

26 Apr

How can you understand the text with difficult vocabulary?
Check out BBC’s tips and difficult vocabulary activity:

Study this vocabulary list to make sure you are prepared.  It’s organized by topic and you can see if the words are nouns, verbs or adjectives.

I’ve taken it from recent selectividad exams in the past.  Hope it’s helpful to you!!

Here are vocabulary activities you can do to test your vocabulary. This list from the “junta de andalucia” includes all vocabulary you should learn in eso-bachillerato.

Reading and Exam Practice- Selectividad!

21 Apr

Hi, you can download these two files from Burlington books to practice for the exams.

Exam Practice taken from Bachillerato Books

Readings Bachillerato books

Burlington Books Selectividad Practice exams and texts:

Steve Prefonteine: One of the Greatest Long-Distance Runners Ever

The Magic Touch

Hotels off the Beaten Track

The Chess Champion is a Woman

“The Grass is Greener on the Other Side”

Hi-Tech Fashion: The Trend of the Future?

The Great Houdini




20 Apr

Good practice for Selectivdad!