2nd year Bachillerato. I.E.S..

Diego de Siloé
English Department

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SPAIN AND GREAT BRITAIN
The British are traditionally very punctual and you will be expected to respect this
and be punctual too; this means if the appointment or meeting is scheduled for
9:00, it will start bang on time, or, at the very most, five or ten minutes later. When
dining out, the same rule applies. If, however, you are invited to a cocktail, the term
“eight for eight-thirty” means arriving no later than eight-thirty.
Normal office hours are usually 9:00 until 17:00 or 9:30 until 17:30 p.m.
Factories begin earlier and finish earlier. Shops usually close at 18:00 unless they
are big department stores. The most important difference to bear in mind is that
nothing closes at midday in the UK and there is always someone available to take
your phone call or to attend you. The staff work lunch-time shifts, between 12:00
and 14:00 so that in any event, you can leave a message.
People retire to bed earlier than in Spain, so don’t be surprised if the evening
with your guests finishes by 22:00. Accordingly, it is not advisable to phone anyone
at their home after 22:00.
It is quite normal in the UK for people to have a one-hour journey to work
and back each day.
I. READING COMPREHENSION.(2 POINTS) (0.5 points for each correct answer)
Add TRUE or FALSE and copy the evidence from the text to support your
answer. No marks are given for only true or false.
1.The British are rarely late for their appointments.
2. In England appointments or meetings usually start five or ten minutes late.
3. It will be a waste of your time if you telephone an office or business at
lunch-time.
4. Between 12.00 and 14.00 people take turns to have lunch.

III.LEXICON/PHONETICS. (2 POINTS).
A. LEXICON. (0.25 points for each correct answer)
Find words or phrases in the text that mean the same as these given.
a) Arrangement to see a person at a particular time.
b) Large shops divided into sections, which sell many different kinds of
goods.
c) The part of the day from late morning to early afternoon.
d) The people who work for a firm or an organization.

........... 2) Mary had been driving all day. I. 1) People think she is a good singer. V.. 3) We didn’t go on holiday because we didn’t have enough money....... (About 100 words) (3 points) Write a composition of about 100 words on ONE of the following topics. “The lights aren’t working”. 5) She said to him. Apples are not....... -COMPOSITION.... She...... (Underline the part of the word which contains the diphthong) b) Which of the following words has the same phoneme as “cheap”? / /: 1) Character 2)Back 3)Watch c) Which of the following words has the same phoneme as “ship”? / /: 1) Nation 2)Match 3)Miss d) Find a present form in the text that sounds the same as “seems” / / IV... She.. If we.. Specify your option...5 each correct answer) Rewrite the following sentences starting with the words given..Diego de Siloé English Department B) PHONETICS..... She was tired.. a) Do you like English people? Why? . 6)... 0.. Mary.....25 points for each correct answer) a) Find a word in the text that has the same diphthong as “care” / / ....S.. (0. 4) Apples are cheaper than oranges.. ....USE OF ENGLISH (3 points.....E.2nd year Bachillerato........ Write the correct question for the underlined words. I have studied English for two years..

S.E. I.Diego de Siloé English Department b) Could you compare English people and Spanish people? .2nd year Bachillerato..