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PRUEBA DE INGLÉS-TIPO SABER ICFES-GRADO OCTAVO

PARTE 1

RESPONDA LAS PREGUNTAS 1 A 5 DE ACUERDO CON EL EJEMPLO


¿Dónde puede ver estos avisos? En las preguntas 1 – 5, marque A, B o C en su hoja de
respuestas.

Ejemplo:

0. Never feed these animals. A. at a zoo


They have a special diet B. in a kitchen
and are extremely C. in a pet shop
dangerous.
From: ZOO KEEPERS
Respuesta: 0 A B C

1. A. in a hospital
This place used to be an B. in an archeological site
ancient cemetery. C. in a school
BE CAREFUL!

2. 18:20 FLIGHT A. in a hospital


TO CALIFORNIA B. in a hotel
Please show your passport and C. at an airport
ticket at the ticket counter now!

3. THE HISTORY OF THE A. in a bank


TELEVISION B. at a zoo
100 years ago people could not watch TV. C. in a magazine
Today it is a reality thanks to inventor
John Logie Bard and the TV station BBC.

4. Register on line to our A. in a school


free courses on: B. on a web page
-First Aid C. in a gas station
-Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
-Diabetes

5. First, get your passport. A. in a travel agency


Then, apply for a visa. B. in a sports magazine
Finally, buy your ticket. C. in a bank
PARTE 2

RESPONDA LAS PREGUNTAS 6 A 10 DE ACUERDO CON EL EJEMPLO

Lea las descripciones de la columna de la izquierda (6 – 10) y las palabras de la


columna de la derecha (A – H).

¿Cuál palabra (A – H) concuerda con la descripción de cada frase de la izquierda (6 –


10)?

En las preguntas 6 – 10, marque la letra correcta A – H en su hoja de respuestas.

Ejemplo:

0. A machine with a screen that permits to watch full color images and listen to
sounds.

Respuesta: 0 A B C D E F G H

6. A process of gradual change, possible in


many animals, plants, etc., through history. A. visa

7. It is the largest member of the dolphin B. evolution


family, also known as “orca”.

C. birth

8. An official authorization attached to a


passport to permit entry in a particular D. adjective
country.

E. killer whale
9. A series of actions or activities repeated
at regular intervals of time, for example
every day. F. connector

10. “but”, “However,” “so” and “Therefore” G. television


are examples of this type of words, which
combine or connect two words, phrases or
sentences. H. routine
PARTE 3

RESPONDA LAS PREGUNTAS 11 A 15 DE ACUERDO CON EL EJEMPLO

Complete las cinco conversaciones (mini-diálogos).

En las preguntas 11 - 15, marque A, B, o C en su hoja de respuestas.

Ejemplo: A. In Tuluá.

Where were B. In a hospital.


you born?
C. On Christmas.

Respuesta: 0 A B C

A. Yes, I did.
11. What games did you use to play as B. I like to play “ponchado”.
a child? C. I used to play “ponchado”.

A. I’m so happy for that!


12. The exam was difficult! B. However, everybody passed it!
C. What exam?

A. My car is red.
13. Where is your car, Joseph? B. The supermarket is full of people.
C. Mine is in the parking lot.

14. Do you agree with your parents’ A. Which decisions?


decisions? B. My family is incredible.
C. No, but I respect them.

A. Yes, I could repair it.


15. Could you repair your bicycle? B. I go to school by bicycle.
C. The mechanic was out of the city.
PARTE 4

RESPONDA LAS PREGUNTAS 16 A 23 DE ACUERDO CON EL SIGUIENTE TEXTO

Lea el artículo y seleccione la palabra adecuada para cada espacio.

En las preguntas 16 - 23, marque la letra correcta A, B, o C en su hoja de respuestas.

Dinosaurs

A Diplodocus

These (0) __ the bones of a dinosaur. It was ninety feet long (about twenty-eight

meters). It had a big body, but its head was very small. (16) __ tail and neck were

very long. It could eat from the tops of tall trees. It (17) __ swim, and it could walk

on land, too. It lived one hundred fifty million years ago.

A Tyrannosaurus Rex

This animal lived one hundred million years ago. It (18) __ thirty-nine feet long (about

twelve meters) and twenty feet tall (about six meters). It walked on two legs, and it

could run very fast. It had a big mouth and long teeth. It (19) ___ kill and eat big

animals.

A Triceratops
This animal (20) ___ one hundred million years (21) __, too. It had three big horns on

its head. It looked dangerous, but it could not eat other animals. It did not have long

teeth. It could only eat plants. Its head (22) _ very big, but it had a very small brain.

Pterosaurs

These animals had wings, and they could fly, (23) __ they were not birds. They had

long teeth, and they did not have feathers. They lived one hundred million years ago.
Ejemplo:

0. A. are B. is C. am

Respuesta: 0 A B C

16. A. Its B. My C. Your

17. A. can B. could C. used to

18. A. is B. was C. were

19. A. can B. could C. used to

20. A. live B. lived C. lives

21. A. ago B. last C. past

22. A. is B. was C. were

23. A. although B. and C. but


PARTE 5

RESPONDA LAS PREGUNTAS 24 A 30 DE ACUERDO CON EL SIGUIENTE TEXTO

Lea el artículo y luego responda las preguntas.

En las preguntas 24 – 30, marque A, B o C en su hoja de respuestas.

Changing Times
(A short history of television)

The television is one of the most prominent inventions of the 20th Century.

Times are changing quickly. For example, television is an important part of our
lives. But 60 years ago, most people listened to the radio and only a few people
watched television.

The first color televisions were very expensive. Most people couldn’t buy one.
But today most families in the U.S.A. have one or more color televisions. How
did television start?

John Logie Baird was born in Scotland in 1888. He invented television, and in
1926 he transmitted the first pictures of a boy onto a television screen. He
continued his experiments, and during World War II he invented the first
color picture tube. In 1940 he transmitted color pictures from London to New
York.

The BBC in London experimented with Logie Baird’s ideas and started a
television service in 1935. The BBC pictures were in black and white. In 1954,
the U.S.A. started a color television service but most other countries didn’t
transmit color television until 1967.

In the 1980s, people were very curious and excited about the new televisions
coming to the public. However, some feared the new technology, thinking that
televisions could transmit personal conversations onto the TV.
Ejemplo:

0. The television is an important A. 19th century.


invention of the B. 20th century.
C. 21st century

Respuesta: 0 A B C

24. When did most people listen to the A. In the 1930s.


radio? B. In the 1950s.
C. In the 1970s.

A. very curious.
25. People could not buy a color B. very expensive.
television because they were C. very experimental.

A. John Logie Baird did.


26. Who invented television? B. The BBC did.
C. The U.S.A. did.

A. 1888.
27. The transmission of color pictures B. 1926.
by John Logie Baird was in C. 1940.

A. 1935.
28. The BBC started a television service B. 1954.
in C. 1967.

29. When did the U.S.A. start a color A. 1935.


television service? B. 1954.
C. 1967.

30. In the 80s, people thought that A. conversations.


televisions could transmit personal B. emotions.
C. stress.
PARTE 6

RESPONDA LAS PREGUNTAS 31 A 35 DE ACUERDO CON EL SIGUIENTE TEXTO

Lea el texto y las preguntas de la siguiente parte.

En las preguntas 31 – 35, marque A, B, C o D en su hoja de respuestas.

The dolphin family


Dolphins and killer whales, which are the largest members of the dolphin
family, have recently become popular entertainers. They are friendly and
intelligent. They seem to have a great sense of humor and they are able to
perform wonderful tricks.

Winnie, a killer whale in Greenville Safari Park, performs three times a


day. She does a series of tricks. For example, she climbs out of her pool, blows
a trumpet, and swims around with a pair of sunglasses on her head. “Of course,
it is commercial,” says her trainer. “But they enjoy performing tricks.”
However, a number of scientists believe that keeping dolphins and killer
whales in captivity shortens their lives and that performing the same tricks
every day is not good for them.

Dolphins do not have a problem-free existence in the wild. Many


thousands are killed when they are caught in commercial fishermen’s nets
which are intended to catch tuna. But despite this danger, most dolphins live
for more than thirty years in the wild. In captivity, however, most die before
their twelfth (12th) birthday. Although killer whales can live for as long as
thirty-five years in the wild, they live an average of only two or three years in
captivity.

A Swiss professor says, “Basically, you are always going to have


problems when you keep animals in small spaces when they are used to being
free.”
31. What is the writer trying to do in this article? (What is the intention?)

A. Encourage people to visit different aquariums.


B. Invite people to travel to the Atlantic ocean.
C. Differentiate the dolphins’ life in the wild or in captivity.
D. Explain the dolphins’ diet and routine.

32. What can the reader find in this article? (What is the principal idea?)

A. The story of Winnie, a killer whale and her abilities.


B. The opinion of scientists about animals.
C. The problems of animals living in captivity in opposition to the wild.
D. How to preserve the dolphin family and other marine animals.

33. One of the ideas presented in the text is that


33. One of the ideas presented in the text is that

A. the dolphin is the best friend of man.


B. the objective of commercial fishermen is to catch dolphins.
C. in captivity, dolphins and killer whales live less.
D. dolphins have a problem-free existence in the wild.

34. What does the writer say about Winnie?

A. She does not perform any tricks.


B. She is a famous dolphin in Greenville Safari Park.
C. She wears a pair of sunglasses on her head.
D. She performs two times a day.

35. Which of the following suggestions would the writer make?

A. The animals should live C. Please, do not kill the


in their natural habitat dolphins and the killer
to avoid problems. whales :(

B. How about taking the D. An aquarium is not


dolphins and the killer interesting without
whales to the aquarium? dolphins! O.o
PARTE 7

RESPONDA LAS PREGUNTAS 36 A 45 DE ACUERDO CON EL SIGUIENTE TEXTO

Lea las biografías y seleccione la palabra adecuada para cada espacio.

En las preguntas 36 - 45, marque la letra correcta A, B, C o D en su hoja de respuestas.

Geniuses

Da Vinci
Mozart
Leonardo da Vinci was (38) _ artist. He
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (0) _ a
(39) _ a genius. He was (40) __ in Italy
musician. He was (36) _ genius. He was in 1452.
born in Austria in 1756. He could read
and write, compose music, and play the Leonardo demonstrated incredible
piano and violin when he was four years
artistic talent. He (41) __ paint, talk
old. about astronomy and mathematics, and
design buildings (42) __ he was 20
When he (37) _ six years old, his
years old.
father took him to Paris and London.
There, he played his own music for When (43) _ was 30 years old, he
many people. He wrote many famous became painter, designer, and engineer
operas and pieces of music. He wrote for Duke Sforza in Milan. He painted
the opera Don Giovanni in 1787.
many famous pictures. He (44) ___ the
Mona Lisa in 1503, but dozens of
He died in 1791. Mozart was only 35 paintings and projects were never
when he died. He composed in all completed.
different musical forms, including
operas, symphonies, concertos, masses, He (45) __ in 1519. He is considered
and chamber music. Today, he is still
one of the most talented and
considered a genius! intelligent people of all time.
Ejemplo:

0. A. was B. were C. is D. are

Respuesta: 0 A B C D

36. A. a B. an C. some D. the

37. A. are B. is C. was D. were

38. A. a B. an C. some D. the

39. A. is B. are C. was D. were

40. A. birth B. born C. played D. visited

41. A. can B. could C. divided D. worked

42. A. how B. what C. when D. where

43. A. he B. I C. she D. you

44. A. escaped B. married C. painted D. visited

45. A. anticipated B. die C. died D. dies