Instituto Integrado Francisco Serrano Muñoz

ENGLISH TEST 8º Student: ____________________________________________ Grade: _________ Date ______________
PAST SIMPLE In the early 1980's, Ellis .......... the potential for home computers. Using standard components, he .......... together his first computer, the YX30, and .......... to market it in 1983. At first, he .......... it through specialist electronic magazines. Then he .......... advertisements in the 'quality' Sunday newspapers. It .......... an immediate success. Later that year he .......... the more powerful YX40. This .......... colour graphics and .......... £10 less than the YX30. However, there .......... production problems. Many people .......... their YX40 and .......... for their money back. In 1985,Ellis .......... bankrupt and Hamster .......... the rights to the YX30. 1. In the early 1980's, Ellis .......... the potential for home c) cost computers. d) brought out a) met 8. This .......... color graphics b) returned a) showed c) saw b) had d) inluded c) wanted 2. Using standard components, he .......... together his d) spoke first computer, 9. and .......... £10 less than the YX30. a) sold a) priced b) made b) cost c) had c) lifted d) put d) asked 3. and .......... to market it in 1983. 10. However, there .......... production problems. a) started a) had b) finished b) wanted c) waited c) needed d) understood d) were 4. At first, he .......... it through specialist electronic 11. Many people .......... their YX40 magazines. a) returned a) rejected b) stood on b) sold c) slept with c) photocopied d) wanted d) took over 12. and .......... for their money back. 5. Then he .......... advertisements in the 'quality' a) said Sunday newspapers. b) demanded a) suggested c) wanted b) was d) asked c) went 13. In 1985, Ellis .......... bankrupt d) placed a) asked for 6. It .......... an immediate success. b) stood a) was c) came b) went d) went c) started out 14. and Hamster .......... the rights to the YX30. d) finished a) bought 7. Later that year he .......... the more powerful YX40. b) brought a) stood in front of c) sold b) went d) went READING COMPREHENSION Nasreddin and the Pot One day Nasreddin borrowed a pot from his neighbor Ali. The next day he brought it back with another little pot inside. "That's not mine," said Ali. "Yes, it is," said Nasreddin. "While your pot was staying with me, it had a baby." Some time later Nasreddin asked Ali to lend him a pot again. Ali agreed, hoping that he would once again receive two pots in return. However, days passed and Nasreddin had still not returned the pot. Finally Ali lost patience and went to demand his property. "I am sorry," said Nasreddin. "I can't give you back your pot, since it has died." "Died!" screamed Ali, "how can a pot die?" "Well," said Nasreddin, "you believed me when I told you that your pot had had a baby." 15 Who was the owner of the pot? 17 How many pots did he give back 19 How many pots did Nasreddin a. Nasreddin the first time? return the second time? b. Ali a. none a. three c. the pot b. one b. none d. the baby c. three c. one 16 How many times did Nasreddin d. two d. two borrow the pot? 18 Why was the neighbor happy to 20 What probably happened to the a. none lend his pot a second time? pot? b. once a. He was greedy. a. It died. c. twice b. He was a good neighbor. b. The neighbor took it back. d. three times c. He had lots of spare pots. c. Nasreddin kept it. d. He was kind d. It had another baby

Date: May ___ 2010 Página 1 de 2 MARIA ELENA SUÁREZ R.

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21 "What __________ when you leave university?" "I want to go back to London" a do you do b are you going to do c are you doing d will you do 22 If the plane gets in late I __________ my train connection. a am missing b will miss c am going to miss d will be missing 23 It's half past eight and it takes twenty minutes to get to the station. My train leaves in fifteen minutes. I ____ a am late b will be late c am going to be late d am being late 24 I've had twenty replies to the invitations I sent out, so I know twenty people __________. a definitely come b are definitely coming c will definitely come d are definitely going to come 25 I'm sure you __________ a lot better after a good night's sleep. a feel b are feeling c will feel d are going to feel

26 "Oh, no! I've spilt my wine." "Don't worry. __________ a cloth to wipe it up." a I get b I'm getting c I'll get d I'll be getting 27 The plane doesn't leave until tomorrow afternoon, so I __________ the cases in the morning. a pack b will pack c am going to pack d am packing 28 "Can I come round after dinner?" "Yes, that's fine. I __________ anything." a don't do b won't do c won't be doing d won't have been doing 29 The match doesn't start till 9 o'clock, so we __________ a drink first. a will have b are going to have c are having d will be having 30 At the beginning of next month we __________ married for ten years. a are b will be c are going to be d will have

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