1. Pregunta con dificultad media alta en la prueba
Competencia: Coherencia textual
Componente: Organización de párrafos
Karen is studying English at a school in London. She lives with an English family, the Browns. She writes her friend David a letter to tell him about them. Let’s read the first paragraph.
1. but it isn’t easy to understand them!
2. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have three children.
3. My new address is at the top of the letter. I’m with an English family, the Browns.
4. Thomas is fourteen, Catherine is twelve, and Andrew is seven. They are very friendly,
A. 3, 4, 2, 1
B. 4, 2, 3, 1
C. 3, 2, 4, 1
D. 4, 3, 2, 1
2. Competencia: Competencia textual
Componente: Textos incompletos1
Patrick and Pauline Peters got married six months ago and they are already famous for their fights. Mrs. White, who lives opposite, says: First I asked them nicely to stop fighting because my baby couldn’t get to sleep, but they didn’t. Then my husband knocked at their door and told them to stop. They threw a chair at him. (3) ________________, we decided to call the police. Mr. and Mrs. Peters admitted to the police that they had been arguing. However, they denied having thrown the chair.
B. In this respect
C. In the same way
A. Por lo tanto B. A este respecto C. De la misma forma D. Además
Competencia: Competencia textual
Componente: Comprensión de textos2
En esta parte de la prueba se formulan varias preguntas a partir de un texto. Usted debe leer cuidadosamente el texto y elegir la opción que responda correctamente cada pregunta.
3. THE TRAMP
A tramp was sleeping on a park bench late at night. A man and woman went past. One of them tapped him on the shoulder and asked, “Excuse me! What’s the time?”. The tramp was very annoyed at being woken up. “I don’t know!”, he said angrily. “I don’t have a watch”. And he went back to sleep. Some time later another man who was passing by, woke the tramp up and said, “I’m sorry to bother you, but I wonder if you could tell me what time it is”. Again the tramp said that he didn’t know. By now he was very irritated so he got a pen and a piece of paper and wrote “I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE TIME IS” on it, and went back to sleep. Half an hour later, a policeman went by. He read the sign, woke the tramp up and said: “It’s 2:30, sir”.
The underlined word it refers to:
A. the watch.
B. the park bench.
C. the piece of paper.
D. the pen.