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Selectividad 2011-2012 English Exam- Answers (Andalucia)

20 Jun
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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”

2007 STOP SMOKING OR WE MAY NOT OPERATE ON YOU

2007 “MAXIMISING” CHILDREN

Exams 2005-2006

2005-2006 SMOKING IN PUBS?

2006 “APRIL FOOL’S DAY!”

2006 SEXISM IN LANGUAGE

2006 DON’T FORGET THE CLASSICS

2006 “THE ENGLAND PATIENT”

2006 A LIFE´S AMBITION: TO CROSS THE BORDER

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.”

 VERBS
Wordle: verbs

NOUNS

Wordle: Nouns

ADJECTIVES
Wordle: Adjectives

Word Games

10 May

A great way to improve vocabulary and grammar is to play a fun game!  Here you’ve got some links to some great sites where you can learn.  Hope you enjoy!

 

Sushi Spell from BBC

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/freetime/games/sushi-spell

Word Wangling

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/freetime/games/word-wangling

Many Games- including vocabulary and grammar! 

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

http://www.everyschool.co.uk/english-key-stage-2-words.html

Scramble-Saurus- different categories such as Sports, Science and Geography

http://www.funbrain.com/scramble/index.html

Young Kid English Games

http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html

Test Your English Level

8 May

This site has tests by level, this particular one is to test you English level for the B1.

http://www.englishtag.com/tests/level_test_intermediate_B1.asp

 

Do you want to improve your listening skills?
Check out this site for listening activities at the B1 level…
http://www.teachya.com/listening/listening_exercises/intermediate.php

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

 

 

Negations

20 Apr

Good practice for Selectivdad!

PET exam- Vocabulary

17 Apr

Here are some excellent worksheets by Richmond Publishers to practice the vocabulary for the PET exam, or in general. It’s organized by topic.  Click below to download the sheets!!

PET- Unit 1 Worksheet: Technology and Communication

PET- Unit 2 Worksheet house or flat

PET Unit 3 Worksheet Places in a city

PET Unit 4 Worksheet- Food and drink

PET Unit 5 Worksheet Health medicine exercise

PET Unit 6 Worksheet Travel and transport

PET Unit 7 Worksheet personal feelings

PET Unit 8 Worksheet Work and jobs

PET Unit 9 Worksheet Geographical features

PET Unit 10 Worksheet- Hobbies and leisure

PET Unit 11 Worksheet Shopping

PET Unit 12 Worksheet Entertainment and media

And finally, the answer key…. ANSWER KEY

SOURCE: Richmond Publishing, 2010 TARGET PET

PET exam- study listening!

14 Apr

LISTENING PART ONE:

LISTENING PART TWO: