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miércoles, 22 de marzo de 2017

2 BACH MARCH 17 TEST UNITS 0,1,2,3,4,5

 READING

1 True/ false ( Justify your answer using words from the text),  multiple choice or both.
2 Synonyms, opposites and definitions ( Find in the text)


VOCABULARY

Equivalents, synonyms,opposites, false friends, definitions from all the activities in unit 5

Important: vocabulary about ecology.

Collocations: the  environment.

Phrasal verbs in unit 5.

Suffixes to make adjectives.

Selectividad test: Dronies.

GRAMMAR

RELATIVE CLAUSES: UNIT 1
Defining and non defining  clauses. Omission of the relative. Relatives and prepositions

MODAL VERBS: UNIT 2
Don't forget  perfect modals

COMPLEX CLAUSES: UNIT 3:
Contrast:
However, nevertheless,
Although, though, even though, + clause
Despite (the fact that) , in spite of (the fact that)+ clause
Despite/ in spite of +noun, pronoun or ING form
Purpose:
To , in order(not) to , so as (not) to + infinitive
So( that) + clause
Reason:
As, since, because, because of,  for this reason, due to (the fact that)
Result:
a ) So… that / such … that
b) Not + adjective or adverb +enough and too+ adjective or adverb+ to infinitive
c) As a result, as a consequence, consequently, for that reason, therefore,
thus, so.

REPORTED SPEECH: UNIT 4
 Statements
 Questions (Yes/ No questions and Wh questions)
Requests and commands,
Suggestions.
Use of say and tell.
Reporting verbs: verb paterns( That clause, to infinitive, ING form)


PASSIVES: UNIT 5
Be careful with the omission of the agent.
Passive with two objects.
Passive with reporting verbs (It is said that../ he is said to...).  Pasiva con "se"en español.
Have/ get something done.
 Be supposed to.
Prepositions in passive sentences.



miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017

PASSIVE EXPLANATION ON VIDEO

EXAMEN COMPLETO. SELECTIVIDAD 2017: DRONIES

OPTION B 
DRONIES: A NEW TREND TO REPLACE SELFIES?

      From Papal visits to the Oscars, no event is now complete without a "selfie" to document the day. But the widespread trend for the self-portrait photographs, taken on a mobile at an arm´s lengh, could now be usurped by the dronies- photos or videos taken by a drone.
      This new phenomenon known as dronie, where people look at a
quadcopter flying above them, is getting more and more popular. Its arrival may mean selfies are no longer the new cool thing.
      Unlike the selfies, where people usually appear squashed in at an
awkward angle, this trend results in high quality recorded films.
      According to reports, experts predict that drones will become trendier in tourist destinations, as they will be able to pilot themselves, following the subject around automatically.
      Tony Saunders, general manager of Tourism New Zealand Australia, says they have a drone project designed to attract younger tourists who
are fond of taking selfies. He noted that popular selfies and dronies were "getting a lot of attention". The drones can capture full HD videos of tourists for eight seconds, beginning with a close-up of the subject and then later the background to provide them a unique opportunity to take amazing videos or photos of their vacation experience. Saunders believes that dronies have become a creative way of recording people´s memories. The tourists featured in the short drone videos will be sent their recorded films via email so that they can share their memories on social media sites.
      Drone experts predict that the use of these remote-controlled flying objects will also catch on outside the tourism industry.

I * COMPREHENSION (4 points)
CHOOSE AND WRITE THE CORRECT OPTION (A, B, C or D). (0.5 points each)
  1. The videos captured by drones…
    1. start with a background view. (b) start with a foreground view of the subject.
(c) start after an eight second introduction. (d) start showing a photo.
  1. Drone videos have …
    1. better quality than selfies. (b) the same quality as selfies.
(c) awkward angles. (d) been replaced by selfies.
ARE THESE STATEMENTS TRUE OR FALSE? JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWERS WITH THE PRECISE WORDS OR PHRASES FROM THE TEXT, OR USE YOUR OWN WORDS. (0.5 points each) 

 3. The Pope may have taken selfies.
  1. Some young tourists like taking selfies.
  2. The tourists will receive their drone videos via social networks.
  3. Some people say that in the future, drones will be used in more fields aside from tourism.
  4. FIND IN THE TEXT: (0.5 points)
    1. ONE SYNONYM FOR “appeal” (verb).
    2. ONE OPPOSITE FOR “foreground” (noun).
  5. FIND IN THE TEXT: (0.5 points)
    1. ONE EXPRESSION MEANING “to have affection for”.
    2. THE WORD WHICH HAS THE FOLLOWING DEFINITION: “accepted widely by or occurring among many people”.
II * USE OF ENGLISH (3 points; 0.5 points each)
  1. FILL IN THE GAP WITH A CORRECT FORM OF THE VERB IN BRACKETS:
    1. Would you like me….with you?” (come) 9.2. “I … for the last four hours.” (study)
  2. FILL IN THE GAP WITH THE CORRECT OPTION:
    1. I need to apply ... a loan from the bank”. to / for / by / into 10.2. “He’s been married … 2010”. for / by / since / during 11. TURN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE INTO THE ACTIVE VOICE: “Many selfies are taken every day”.
  1. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONAL SENTENCE: “If I were on holiday now, …”
  2. REWRITE THE SENTENCE CORRECTLY WITHOUT CHANGING ITS MEANING: “I don’t like people who makes me feel discomfortable”.
  3. REWRITE THE SENTENCE WITHOUT CHANGING ITS MEANING. BEGIN AS INDICATED. “I saw him two weeks ago”. I haven’t…
III * WRITING (3 points)
15 . WRITE A COMPOSITION OF APPROXIMATELY 120 WORDS ABOUT THE TOPIC PROPOSED AND FOCUS STRICTLY ON IT: 
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the social media sites?

martes, 14 de marzo de 2017

DRONIES: SELECTIVIDAD 2017

 DRONIES: A NEW TREND TO REPLACE SELFIES

      From Papal visits to the Oscars, no event is now complete without a "selfie" to document the day. But the widespread trend for the self-portrait photographs, taken on a mobile at an arm´s lengh, could now be usurped by the dronies- photos or videos taken by a drone.
      This new phenomenon known as dronie, where people look at a
quadcopter flying above them, is getting more and more popular. Its arrival may mean selfies are no longer the new cool thing.
      Unlike the selfies, where people usually appear squashed in at an
awkward angle, this trend results in high quality recorded films.
      According to reports, experts predict that drones will become trendier in tourist destinations, as they will be able to pilot themselves, following the subject around automatically.
      Tony Saunders, general manager of Tourism New Zealand Australia, says they have a drone project designed to attract younger tourists who
are fond of taking selfies. He noted that popular selfies and dronies were "getting a lot of attention". The drones can capture full HD videos of tourists for eight seconds, beginning with a close-up of the subject and then later the background to provide them a unique opportunity to take amazing videos or photos of their vacation experience. Saunders believes that dronies have become a creative way of recording people´s memories. The tourists featured in the short drone videos will be sent their recorded films via email so that they can share their memories on social media sites.
      Drone experts predict that the use of these remote-controlled flying objects will also catch on outside the tourism industry.