Colegio Gimnasio Campestre San Sebastián

10th Grade. Synthesis 1st Term Dear students, you should know this information to study for the Synthesis Evaluation Tests. Here, there are simple recommendations that you should take into account to study for the upcoming Final Term tests. English You have to recognize the punctuation marks in a text. Alice is 17 and she is a shy girl. She only has two friends: Mary, 16, and Bea, 9. She always sits in the last desk in the classroom and doesn't talk with anybody. The class leader, Ben, 18 talks with her, but he says that she is so rare.

You have to recognize the different tenses. -Steve cuts the meat, Loise prepares the orange juice, Tom washes the dishes and I buy the dessert. We prepare special dinner every weekend. (Present Simple)

-Karen played very good the piano and the flute, but when she arrived to New York she tried the electric guitar and forgot the notes in the piano. (Past Simple) -Alejandro McQueen is working in an important project in the downtown, while Kelly Smith and Armand Quincy are designing the new magazine. (Present Continuous) -Carmen Di Stefa was walking at the beach while Danielle Stewart and Andre Deluca were preparing and incredible party for his birthday (Past Continuous) -Esther has studied about three hours for the Math test, but she has had that call all her friends to remember them about the next activity. (Present Perfect) -Sue and Kevin had walked across the main Avenue in the suburbs in the south and there never had happened anything wrong (Past Perfect) y You have to write complex sentences using different words.

Science You have to know what health, alcoholism, tobacco and AIDS are. Take into account their consequences. - Health is the general condition of a person in all aspects. It is also a level of functional and/or metabolic efficiency of an organism, often implicitly human. y -Alcoholism as a disease and addiction which results in a persistent use of alcohol despite negative consequences. -Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. In consumption it most commonly appears in the forms of smoking, chewing, snuffing, or dipping tobacco, or snus.

-Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Social

You have to know a list of at least twenty Colombian former presidents. You have to recognize the main Colombian symbols and know what each of them represents.


Álvaro Uribe Vélez ) was the 58th President of Colombia, from 2002 to 2010. In August 2010 he was appointed Vice-chairman of the UN panel investigating the Gaza flotilla raid. Uribe started his political career in his home department of Antioquia. He has held office in the Empresas Públicas de Medellín and in the Ministry of Labor and in the Civil Aeronautic. Later he held office as the mayor of Medellín in 1982, then he was Senator between 1986 and 1994 and finally Governor of Antioquia between 1995 and 1997 before he was elected President of Colombia in 2002. Before his current role in politics Uribe was a lawyer. He studied law at the University of Antioquia and completed a post-graduate management program atHarvard Extension School. He was awarded the Simón Bolívar Scholarship of the British Council and was nominated Senior Associate Member at St Antony's College in the University of Oxford after completing his term in office as the governor of Antioquia in 1998.

In 1976 Uribe was Chief of Assets for the Public Enterprises of Medellín (Empresas Públicas de Medellín). He served as Secretary General of the Ministry of Labor under Alfonso López Michelsen from 1977 to 1978. During this time he married Lina Moreno, a philosopher fromMedellín. President Julio César Turbay named him Director of Civil Aviation from 1980 to 1982. He left this position to become Mayor of Medellín in 1982[2] serving for five months Senator of Colombia Uribe was elected one of Antioquia's senators from 1986 to 1990 and again from 1990 to 1994. As senator, he served as president of the Seventh Commission and he supported laws dealing with reform of pensions, labor and social security, as well as promotion of administrative careers, cooperative banking, black sugar, and protection for women. Some of the legislation later drew criticism, in particular that which reduced the state's responsibility for social security. During his later term he received official and unofficial awards as one of the "best senators" (1990, 1992 and 1993) and as the senator with the "best legislative initiatives" (1992). Governor of Antioquia He was elected governor of the department of Antioquia for the 1995 to 1997 term. During his term, Uribe put in practice what he termed the model for a communitarian state, where in theory citizens would participate in the administration's decision making. It was claimed that this model would help improve employment, education, administrative transparency and public security. According to statistics provided by the governor's office and contemporary analysts, his governorship would reduce bureaucracy, create places for school students, strengthen the

infrastructure, and the kidnapping rate fell dramatically. It is claimed that 1,200,000 poor people entered the subsidized health system. Within his jurisdiction, Governor Uribe openly supported a national program of licensed private security services that became known as CONVIVIR, which had been created by Decree 356 issued by the Colombian Defense Ministry in February 1994. The groups quickly became controversial ² while some reportedly improved security in communities and intelligence coordination with the military, their members were accused of abusing civilians and operated without serious oversight. In 1998, Human Rights Watch stated: "we have received credible information that indicated that the CONVIVIR groups of the Middle Magdalena and of the southern Cesar regions were directed by known paramilitaries and had threatened to assassinate Colombians that were considered as guerrilla sympathizers or which rejected joining the cooperative groups". After much political debate, in November 1997 the Colombian Constitutional Court ruled that CONVIVIR members could not gather intelligence information or use military-grade weapons; other restrictions included more legal supervision. 237 restricted weapons were returned to authorities by the end of 1997. In early 1998, dozens of groups had their licenses revoked because they did not turn in their weapons or information about their personnel. Due to these measures, some gradually turned in weapons and phased themselves out. Other members did not comply and later joined paramilitary groups such as the United SelfDefense Forces of Colombia (AUC)