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INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL

CENTRO DE LENGUAS EXTRANJERAS UNIDAD SANTO TOMÁS


DEPARTAMENTO DE INGLÉS
MÓDULO BÁSICO 1 GUÍA GLOBAL
LIFE UNITS 1 – 4

SECTION 1. USE OF LANGUAGE / VOCABULARY / GRAMMAR.

A. READ THE KEY WORDS AND WRITE THE JOBS FOR THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE. CHOOSE THE
CORRECT ARTICLE A OR AN.

1) animals, medicine, exotic pets a / an _________________________


2) children, whiteboard, school a / an _________________________
3) camera, film, action scenes, producer a / an _________________________
4) typewriter, books, editor, publisher a / an _________________________
5) check up, hospital, stethoscope a / an _________________________

B. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES USING THE CORRECT FORM OF VERB TO BE IN


AFFIRMATIVE OR NEGATIVE, THE SYMBOL IN PARENTHESES GIVES YOU A CLUE. COMPLETE THE
PROFILE FOR EACH PERSON.

I 1)__________ () from a Mediterranean country in Europe. The language I speak 2)__________ () Spanish.
I 3)__________ () at school every day but I 4)__________ () a teacher. I telephone my family at night
because back home 5)__________ () morning.
Country: 6)____________________
Job: 7)____________________
Nationality: 8)____________________
This person 9)__________ () all day in his office. He 10)__________ () in front of a computer and he draws
a lot. He 11)__________ () an engineer but he creates buildings and other constructions. He
12)__________() in contact with clients all the time. He 13)__________ () from a country in Asia and he eats
Sushi and drinks Sake.
Country: 14)____________________
Job: 15)____________________
Nationality: 16)____________________
They 17)__________ () twins and they come from a country in South America. They 18)__________ () in
the same place all the time, they 19)__________ () doctors but they check samples in a laboratory. They
20)__________ () always very careful with their research. They 21)__________ () wine lovers and they eat a
lot of meat from the Pampas.
Country: 22)____________________
Job: 23)____________________
Nationality: 24)____________________

C. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING CONVERSATION WITH SENTENCES FROM THE BOX.

a. Can you spell your surname? b. What’s your name, please?


c. What’s your job? d. nice to meet you!

A: Good morning!
B: Good morning!
A: Passport please! 1)________________________________________
B: Bree Hernandez.
A: 2)________________________________________
B: Sure. It’s H–E–R–N–A–N–D–E–Z.
A: Thank you! 3)________________________________________
B: I’m a journalist.
A: Ok! All your documents are ok. Welcome to London.
B: Thank you and 4)________________________________________

D. READ THE DESCRIPTION AND COMPLETE THE SENTENCES ABOUT THE FAMILY.

1) She is my cousin’s mother: my __________________________


2) He is my father’s father: my __________________________
3) He is my mother’s brother: my __________________________
4) She is my uncle’s daughter: my __________________________
5) She is my mother’s daughter : my _________________________
6) They are my mother’s parents: my ________________________
7) She is my sister’s husband: my __________________________
8) He is my brother’s son: my __________________________

E. WRITE THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS WITH LETTERS.

1) 11 _________________________
2) 7 _________________________
3) 13 _________________________
4) 2 _________________________
5) 8 _________________________
6) 12 _________________________
7) 18 _________________________
8) 20 _________________________

F. WRITE THE PLURAL OF THE FOLLOWING NOUNS.

1) child ____________________
2) city ____________________
3) bus ____________________
4) person ____________________
5) woman ____________________
6) brush ___________________
7) lake ____________________
8) beach ____________________
9) country ____________________
10) man ____________________
G. LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING IMAGES AND COMPLETE EACH SENTENCE WITH THE CORRECT
PREPOSITION FROM THE BOX.

next to in near opposite

1) The cat is _______________ the armchair.


2) The table is _______________ the armchair.
3) The carpet is _______________ the floor.
4) The flowers are _______________ the vase.

SECTION 2. WRITING.

You are on vacation in a great town/city. Write a postcard to your best friend. Write about three of
these things.

 the town/city
 places in the town/city
 the food
 the hotel
 the people

REMEMBER

 Use the conjunction and.


 Don’t forget to use different adjectives.
 Check your spelling.
SECTION 3. READING.

I. Read the following texts and answer the questions.

This is John Smith. He’s Colombian but he lives in Brazil. He is a


prisoner. Mr Smith is 33 years old. Mr Smith plays the guitar
very well. He plays the guitar every day at 6:30 pm after
dinner. The other prisoners all like his music. Mr Smith likes
Brazilian food and drinks. He loves brown chocolate. His cell
number in the prison is 333 on the 3rd floor. People call Mr
Smith "The Music Man". Mr Smith is a happy prisoner.

1. What is his first name? ______________________________


2. What’s his surname? ______________________________
3. What is his nationality? ______________________________
4. What’s his job? ______________________________
5. Where does he live? ______________________________
6. Can he play the piano? ______________________________
7. What’s his favourite candy? ______________________________
8. What’s his cell number? ______________________________
9. What do other prisoners call him? ______________________________
10. Is he happy? ______________________________

This is Boney. Boney is an African elephant. It is an actor in the


circus. It works for THE WORLD CIRCUS. Boney works very
much. Boney can ride a bike, juggle, and dance. It loves the
circus and it works every day from 4:40pm to 22:00pm every
evening. Before the shows it has fruit, bread, and water for
dinner. Boney is a very good actor. Boney lives in the circus. He
lives in a circus cage with other elephants. Its cage number is 33
and it sleeps on the 1st part of the cage. Boney loves apples but
it doesn’t like bananas. It loves sweets and chocolate.

1. What is its name? ______________________________


2. What is its nationality? ______________________________
3. What’s its job? ______________________________
4. Where does it live? ______________________________
5. What can Boney do? ______________________________
6. What’s Boney’s food before the show? ______________________________
7. What’s its cage number? ______________________________
8. What is Boney’s part of the cage? ______________________________
9. What’s Boney’s favourite fruit? _______________________________
10. Is it happy? ______________________________

2. Look at the map and fill in the gaps with: in, next to, opposite, near.

1. The bank is ______________ church.

2. The hospital is ______________ the drugstore.

3. The supermarket is ______________ the bus


station.

4. The children are ______________ the school.

SECTION 4. LISTENING

LISTENING 1.

A. LISTEN AND CIRCLE T FOR TRUE AND F FOR FALSE.

1) Francisco is from Peru. T F

2) He has 6 brothers and 7 sisters. T F

3) His father is a taxi driver. T F

4) His mother is a shop assistant in a family business. T F


LISTENING 2.

A. PEOPLE ARE ASKING OTHERS FOR THE TIME. WRITE THE TIME YOU HEAR.

1) ________________________________.

2) ________________________________.

3) ________________________________.

4) ________________________________.

5) ________________________________.

LISTENING 3.

A. LISTEN TO THE RADIO ANNOUNCEMENTS. ARE THESE STATEMENTS TRUE OR FALSE?

1) The news is at 5.04. T F

2) The news is at 1.03. T F

3) The news is at 2.55. T F

4) The news is at 6.00. T F

5) The news is at 11.17 T F


INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL
CENTRO DE LENGUAS EXTRANJERAS UNIDAD SANTO TOMÁS
DEPARTAMENTO DE INGLÉS
MÓDULO BÁSICO 1 GUÍA GLOBAL
LIFE UNITS 1 – 4
“ANSWER KEY”

SECTION 1. USE OF LANGUAGE / VOCABULARY / GRAMMAR.

A. B. C. D.
1) a veterinarian 1) am 1) b. What’s your name, 1) aunt
2) a teacher 2) isn’t / is not please? 2) grandfather /
3) a filmmaker / a 3) am 2) a. Can you spell your granddad
cinematographer / a 4) am not / ’m not surname? 3) uncle
photographer 5) is 3) c. What’s your job? 4) cousin
4) a writer 6) Portugal 4) d. nice to meet you! 5) sister
5) a doctor 7) (a) student 6) grandparents
8) Portuguese 7) brother-in-law
9) is 8) nephew
10) is
11) isn’t / is not
12) is
13) is
14) Japan
15) (an) architect
16) Japanese
17) are
18) are
19) aren’t / are not
20) are
21) are
22) Argentina
23) scientists
24) Argentinian

E. F. G.
1) eleven 1) children 1) near / next to
2) seven 2) cities 2) near / next to
3) thirteen 3) buses 3) opposite
4) two 4) people 4) in
5) eight 5) women
6) twelve 6) brushes
7) eighteen 7) lakes
8) twenty 8) beaches
9) countries
10) men

SECTION 3. READING.

1. John 1. Boney
2. Smith 2. African
3. Colombian 3. Actor
4. Prisoner 4. In a Circus
5. In Brazil 5. It can juggle, ride a bike and dance.
6. No he can’t. 6. fruit, bread and water
7. Brown chocolate 7. 33
8. 333 8. the front part
9. The Music Man 9. Apples
10. Yes, he is. 10. Yes, it is.

2.
1. next to 2. Opposite 3. Near 4. in

SECTION 4. LISTENING.

LISTENING 1. LISTENING 2. LISTENING 3.


A. A. A.
1) T 1) 12.00 1) FALSE
2) F 2) 5.30 2) FALSE
3) T 3) 3.45 3) TRUE
4) T 4) 10.02 4) TRUE
5) 8.50 5) FALSE

B3FINAL
TAPESCRIPTS

LISTENING 1.
Family Relationships
K = Karl P = Pancho
K: Hi! My name’s Karl! Nice to meet you!
P: Nice to meet you too! My name is Francisco.
K: What?
P: Francisco. But all my friends and family back in Peru call me Pancho.
K: Ok, Pancho. So, tell me about your family.
P: Well, I have seven brothers and six sisters.
K: Wow, that is a big family. So, are you the oldest, Pancho?
P: No. I am the second oldest in my family.
K: So, what do your parents do?
P: My father is a taxi driver in Lima, Peru. It is hard job but he works hard to support the family.
K: How about your mother?
P: She helps run a small family store with some of my older brothers and sisters.
K: What kind of store?
P: We mainly sell food like bread, eggs, sour cream, rice, sugar and cookies. Things that people buy every
day.

Taken from Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab. Last checked on 20/04/2017 at:
http://www.esl-lab.com/family1/fam1.htm
LISTENING 2.

1)
A: Could you tell me what time it is, please?
B: It’s 12 noon.

2)
A: Excuse me, I forgot my watch today. What time is it?
B: It’s 5.30.

3)
A: What time is it now?
B: A quarter to four.

4)
A: I think I’m late for the train. What time is it?
B: It’s 10.02. You just missed it.

5)
A: Do you know what time it is?
B: It’s 8.50.

Taken from Basic Tactics for Listening. Second Edition. Test Booklet. by Sue Brioux Aldcorn & Jack C. Richards.
OUP: 2004.

LISTENING 3.

1)
This is WFMT, Chicago’s classical music station at 89.9 FM. Coming up at 4.05 is national news. But first, let’s
listen to Beethoven’s 4th piano concerto…

2)
Hey, classic rock fans, you’re tuned to WXRT at 103.5 FM on your FM dial. At 1.30 we have the news, but taking
us up to it, let’s listen to a classic by the Rolling Stones…

3)
You are listening to KLCC from Eugene, Oregon. We’re speaking with Dr. Marsha Baker for the next hour.
Following the doctor’s interview, stay tuned for news at 2.55.

4)
This is KOLD, your oldies station with news every hour on the hour. Stay tuned for our next newscast at 6.00.
Until then, here’s a great one by Bill Haley and the Comets…

5)
You’re listening to Talk Radio 780 AM.
It’s 1.17 – time for news!

Taken from Basic Tactics for Listening. Second Edition. Test Booklet. by Sue Brioux Aldcorn & Jack C. Richards.
OUP: 2004.