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Professor: Carlos Iván Arellano Jacob

Name: __________________________________________________________ ID number: ________________

Participation and homework: _____ / 30 Presentation: _____ / 40 Written test: ______ / 30


1. Listening comprehension
Complete each conversation with the words you hear.

1.- Where’s Kim:

A: I don’t know. I haven´t seen __________________________ this morning.
B: I think ________________________ in the restroom.
C: I’m looking for __________________ too.
D: Ask _________________ assistant. He’ll know.
E: Have you tried looking in _________________ office? I know _________________ not there much, but maybe
_________________ surprise you.

2.- The Nelsons are giving their daughter a motorcycle for graduation.
A: Hmmm. __________________ like motorcycles that much?
B: Really? ____________________ a motorcycle rider?
C: That’s an odd gift. I wonder what __________________ were thinking.
D: That’s what the Smiths gave _________________ son. I think __________________ already had an
E: I’m not a fan of motorcycles. Cars just don’t see ___________________ in traffic.
F: I think ___________________ a wonderful gift! I’ve had __________________ for years, and
___________________ been great.

2. Complete each sentence with a word or expression from the list and an appropriate reflexive pronoun.
Angry at introduced promised
enjoy take care of proud of
entertained laugh at talking to
feeling sorry for pat taught

1.- Yesterday Alfred’s car ran out of gas. He had to walk a long way to a gas station. He is still
_______________________ for forgetting to fill the tank.

2.- You did a good job, Barbara. You should _______________________ on the back.

3.- I had always wanted to meet Hong Tran. When I saw her at a party last night, I walked over and
_______________________ to her.
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4.- Humour can ease the problems we encounter in life. Sometimes we have to be able to _______________________.

5.- Carol made several careless mistakes at work last week, and her boss is getting impatient with her. Carol has
___________________________ to do better work in the future.

6.- Everybody must _________________________________ if they don’t want something bad to happen to them.

Used to/ would

3. Reading comprehension
Read the following text and answer to the questions.

I was born in 1936 and I lived with my family in a village near Bristol. My father was a fruit farm
advisor and my mother was a housewife. But when our teacher retired from my school, my
mother asked for the school books and started a small school at home. I think about nine
children used to come to study with us. Mother taught us French and English, even though she
was very deaf! Because it was the war, most people didn’t use to have much food. We were
lucky as we had lots of land so we used to grow our own vegetables and we had chickens,
rabbits and a pig. But mother would feed us lentils every day, which I hated! I still can’t stand
them now. I remember hiding lentils in my pockets – and I’d sow them in the garden. Luckily I
didn’t ever wait for them to grow! I think that was the beginning of my gardening career,
because after I left home that’s what I studied at college! We didn’t have a television until I
was about ten. Instead, we listened to the radio a lot after school, and we would play cards
and board games, and play with friends outside. We couldn’t really afford many holidays –
people didn’t in those days. There wasn’t much petrol, and it was very expensive. But when I
was a bit older we had a caravan and I remember it had a tin bath that hung down under the
floorboards. We used to love bath time on holidays! Nowadays people buy so many clothes,
but when I was little people used to make them all. My grandmother would cut up old clothes
and make skirts and blouses from them. And she used to give us a home made jumper every
year that she knitted from wool she took from old jumpers. These jumpers were lovely – bright
and stripy. And when we made holes in our socks grandmother would always mend them for
us. Mmm … we didn’t have a lot in those days, but I had a very happy childhood.□
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1.- Why did Molly’s mother start a school?


2.- What does Molly think was the start of her gardening career?


3.- What did she enjoy about the caravan?


4.- Where did Molly’s clothes come from?


5.- What does Molly think about her childhood?


4. Tick (✓) the possible forms in each sentence.

1.- She ______________ good at maths when she was a child.

a used to be □ b would be □
2.- Laura was my best friend – we __________ for hours every day.

a used to talk □ b would talk □

3.- I ___________ five swimming competitions when I was at school.

a won □ b would win □

4.- Our teacher, Mr Williams, was very strict. He ____________ allow us to speak at all during lessons.

a didn’t use to □ b wouldn’t □

5.- I’ll never forget the time I ___________ my leg. I couldn’t walk for weeks!

a used to break □ b broke □

6.- We _____________ a dog but he died about five years ago.

a used to have □ b would have □

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Expressions with get

5. Match the phrasal verb with their meaning.

1. Do you want to try to get together for dinner next weekend? □ recover from
2. I hope my brother gets over his breakup soon. He’s very depressed. □ start a career or profession
3. I’ve tried to talk about it, but I just can’t get through to him. □ move from place to place
4. How did you get into journalism? □ make someone understand
5. The best way to get around the city is by taxi. □ manage with what you have
6. She’s cheated on tests several times, but she always gets away with it. □ advance in work or society
7. My wife is out of work, so we’ll just have to get by on less money. □ depress
8. She gets ahead by taking credit for other people’s work. □ write or speak to sb again later
9. This terrible weather is really getting me down. □ avoid a responsibility or obligation
10. I want to get out of going to Ann’s party. Can you think of something? □ meet socially
11. Thanks for your email. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. □ do something wrong w/b caught
6. Write a brief composition about a topic you want to be covered during the rest of the course. Mention the topic and give
reasons to it.