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INTERNAL ICFES TEST: ENGLISH 6. A woman carries her things in one of these. A. Coat
7. Many girls wear this when they don’t want to wear B. Glasses
NAME:____________________________________________ DATE:__________________ trousers. C. Handbags
D. Hat
PART ONE: ADVERTISEMENTS 8. With this, your neck won’t be cold. E. Scarf
1. 9. When people can’t see well, they need them. F. Skirt
A. In a café G. Socks
Breakfast from 7:00 to 10. These are for your feet. H. Watch
B. In a bank.
10:00 AM C. In an office.
Please do not take the A. In a garden
11. Do you have a stamp? A. I’m so sorry.
B. In a forest
flowers B. Great! I love it.
C. In a zoo
C. There’s one here.
Children under 6 only A. In a cinema
B. In a playground 12. Hello. I’m Rose Perry; the new systems engineer. A. That’s ok, thanks.
C. In a soccer field B. Nice to meet you.
C. See you later.
Today, open for swimming A. In a pool
B. In a waterfall
and fishing. C. In a lake 13. Let’s eat something! A. Not, really.
B. Me too.
C. All right.
5. A. In a library
3 x 2. Buy two English
B. In a bookstore A. It’s late.
videos, take three. 14. Where is the closest bank? B. It’s on the corner.
C. In a classroom
C. It’s eleven thirty

A. I dont like it.

15. It’s a beautiful song!
B. I’d love to.
C. I am here!

A green card shows that someone (16) ___who___is not from the USA can live and work there. At first, the This amazing butterfly is easily seen by its orange and black colors. Unfortunately, one of the last
cards were green (17)____________ they have also been pink and blue. (18)_________ May 2010, they areas of the monarch butterfly may soon be gone. The place is in Pacific Grove, California. That town
were changed and they are green again. They (19)______________ the person's name, birth date and a calls itself Butterfly U.S.A.
photograph. Green cards help permanent residents (20) _________ get a job and a driver's license. In this town, there is a woman who has a wild garden where the butterflies like to live. She wants to
Permanent residents that are 18 or (21) ____________need to have the green card in sell it to a building company that is interested in building homes, but the city doesn't want her to do
(22) __________ possession for 10 years before they have to get a new one. With the card, permanent this, because the butterflies will not have a home. Instead, people from the town would like to make
residents can return to the United States after a trip outside only (23) ____________ they return in less it a place just for butterflies, but they cannot do this because they don't have money to pay for it.
than a year. They stop using the card when they move permanently to (24)______________country.
Millions of butterflies have followed the same paths for thousands of years. They start their trip in
Mexico and return to California to leave their eggs in the trees. They go to Pacific Grove to find the
right temperature and stay warm.
17. A. In B. At C. On
The monarch butterfly is the symbol of Pacific Grove. Many people come to the city each year to see
them. The money these visitors bring is very important for the town. Some people say that more
18. A. In B. At C. On butterflies used to come; not as many come now, so they think all of the new buildings will make the
monarch butterflies disappear from this area.
A. looks after butterflies.
25. In Pacific Grove there's a woman who
19. A. includes B. including C. include B. has a natural field.
C. likes building houses.

20. A. includes B. including C. include

26. People from the city worry about the A. size of buildings.
B. money to pay bills.
C. butterflies leaving town.
21. A. old B. older C. oldest

27. What have the butterflies been doing for a long time? A. making the same journey
22. A. their B. our C. your B. leaving California
C. visiting the city center

23. A. their B. our C. your

28. For the butterfly to be able to leave its eggs, it must A. have plants around.
B. return to Mexico.
C. get very cold.
24. A. either B. both C. another
29. Butterflies chose to stay in Pacific Grove because A. it's beautiful. 32. What is the author trying to do with the text?
B. it has good weather. A. describe people who spend hours in front of the screen
C. it's called Butterfly USA.
B. suggest that there are better leisure activities than TV
C. warn about consequences after a long time watching TV

30. The number of butterflies in the city is now A. less than before. D. explain why television is important to keep up-to-date
B. the same as before.
C. larger than before.
33. What might a person decide to do after reading this article?

31. People think the new construction will A. make butterflies sick. A. try to become an artist
B. make butterflies move. B. keep informed by watching TV
C. make butterflies die. C. watch less television
D. consider visual learning

Life is short! Who has time to waste? Not I. If you are really honest with yourself you'll notice that you
may be spending too much time on television and there are better things you could be doing. Whether 34. According to the text, knowledge from TV
you watch television or not is your decision. But consider this first. A. gives specific descriptions of events.
Some people say TV is educational, but it is an ineffective medium for learning. Though there is a great B. contains many things not worth learning.
variety of programs and sometimes they are interesting, many TV shows offer information that is not
accurate. If you really want to learn something, you should read it for yourself. C. is always useful for learning.

TV can help you keep informed and it is necessary to know what is happening with people and places D. is limited since it does not have diverse topics.
around you. However, if you watch the average news program, you have to waste a long time on
useless information. If you really want to be up-to-date, read the newspaper; it is more detailed and
you can choose which stories you read. 35. In the text, "5 years" refers to the time that
A. someone takes to become addicted to TV.
The average adult spends about 2 hours a day watching TV. Let's say you lived to age 60; you would
have spent 5 years of your life in front of the television. Not only could you be catching up with your B. TV needs to teach us something interesting.
family during that time, since watching TV with them it is not real interaction, but you are also
C. an average person watches TV in a lifetime.
preventing yourself from having new experiences. Do you know what you could do with those extra
years? Here's some advice: create some art, talk to people, exercise, learn a foreign language or how D. you need to become an expert TV viewer.
to play an instrument.

Using those two hours a day for something you "don't have time for," will make you have time for a
lot more.
36. Which of the following statements would the writer make? 45. A. across B. without C. through D. against

A. One day I realized I needed more contact with real people and situations than with television. 46. A. yet B. or C. but D. and

B. I believe true artists should take advantage of television as a resource to learn and practice.

C. I must admit sometimes I am so busy that I watch TV instead of reading the newspaper. ANSWER SHEET

D. I can speak Italian and cook French food thanks to TV shows I used to watch.
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2 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 18 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 34 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H
3 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 19 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 35 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H
One of the most famous sports events in sports is the FIFA World Cup. It takes (37) _______ every
four years in a different location, much like the Olympics. Indeed, there is some research that (38) 4 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 20 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 36 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H
_______ the World Cup creates as much international interest as the Olympics (39) _______. Teams
from around the world (40) _______ for a month. The same country rarely (41) _______ two years in 5 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 21 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 37 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H
a row.
6 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 22 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 38 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H
The competition, (42)_______ has been interrupted only by World War II, makes athletes feel proud
of their nation because it has created (43) _______ feelings of national belonging. There have even 7 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 23 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 39 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H
been wars between countries stopped until the teams knew whether or not they had qualified. For
8 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 24 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 40 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H
fans, football (44) _______ far more than a simple sport. It is a way to prove their country's importance
(45) _______ sport. The popularity of football hasn’t decreased over the decades (46) _______ it is 9 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 25 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 41 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H
still the king of sports.
10 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 26 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 42 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H

11 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 27 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 43 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H
37. A. part B. position C. time D. place

38. A. talks B. tellsC. speaks D. argues 12 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 28 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 44 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H

39. A. may B. are C. do D. will 13 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 29 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 45 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H

40. A. fight B. compete C. walk D. race 14 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 30 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 46 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H

41. A. wins B. gains C. earns D. gets 15 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 31 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H

42. A. when B. where C. which D. who
16 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H 32 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H
43. A. thick B. strong C. large D. high

44. A. shows B. means C. does D. says