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SIMCE Inglés 2012 III Año Medio 2012

PAPER 1 Reading

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Sample Test 2 45 minutes

 Additional materials:  Answer sheet

Time

45 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES CANDIDATES Do not open this question paper until you are told to. Read the instructions for each part of the paper carefully.  Answer all the questions. questions. Read the instructions on the answer sheet. Write your answers on the answer sheet. Use a pencil. You must complete the answer sheet in the time allowed.  At the end of the test, hand in both this question question paper and your answer sheet. sheet.

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES There are seven parts to the test. Each question carries one mark.

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Part 1 Questions 1 – 5 Which notice (A notice (A – H) says this (1 this (1 – 5)? 5)? For questions 1 questions 1 – 5, 5, mark the correct letter  A  A – H on your answer sheet. Example: 0

You cannot use your phone.

1

You should put things back in the right place.

2

Go here if you have lost something.

3

You must walk in this place.

4

These students do not have a lesson.

 Answer:

A

B

C 5

You cannot go in t hrough here.

D

E

F

G

H

2

0

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

Part 2 Questions 6 – 10 Read the sentences about an internet café. Choose the best word (A (A, B or C) for each space. For questions 6 – 10, 10, mark A, B or C on your answer sheet.

Example: 0

Last month an internet café ………… near Ivan’s house A

opened

B

began

C

arrived

 Answer:

0

6

B

popular

C

excellent

takes

B

has

C

gets

waits

B

meets

C

goes

The café has different ............ of computer games that they can play. A

10

favourite

Ivan often ............ his friends there after school. A

9

C

It only ............ Ivan five minutes to get to the café. A

8

B

The internet café quickly became ............ with Ivan and his friends. A

7

A

things

B

ways

C

kinds

Ivan thinks there is a lot of ............ information on the internet. A

certain

B

sure

C

useful

3

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Part 3 Questions 11 – 15 Complete the five conversations. For questions 11 questions 11 – 15, 15, mark A mark A,, B or  C  C on your answer sheet. Example: 0 A New York Where do you come from?

B  School C   Home

 Answer:

11

12

13

14

15

Why didn’t you come to the pool yesterday?

I have to go home now.

Whose phone is that?

There weren’t any more tickets for the match.

Shall we play that new computer game?

4

0

A

A

I didn’t see them there.

B

It was a great time.

C

I was doing something else.

A

Have you been before?

B

It’s still quite early.

C

How long was it for?

A

It’s not there.

B

Wasn’t it?

C

I’m not sure.

A

That’s a pity.

B

It isn’t enough.

C

I hope so.

A

It’s all right.

B

Yes, it is.

C

If you’d like to.

B

C

Questions 16 – 20 Complete the telephone conversation between two friends. What does Josh say to Matt? For questions 16 questions 16 – 20, 20, mark the correct letter A – H on H on your answer sheet.

Example: Matt:

Hi, Josh. It’s Matt.

Josh: :

C 0  …………

Matt:

 Answer:

Oh, sorry. I’m phoning phoning about about the skateboarding skateboarding competition this afternoon.

0

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

A

I’d like a new one but I don’t think I’m good enough to win.

Josh:

16  16  …………

Matt:

Really? There was was some information about it in our club magazine.

B

I didn’t see it. Is the competition on all afternoon?

Josh:

17  17  …………

C

Hi. You’re calling early!

Matt:

Just from 2.30 till 5 pm. They give out the prizes at 6 pm.

D

Do the winners get CDs like last year?

Josh:

18  18  …………

E

I wasn’t very good then.

Matt:

The prizes prizes are better this time. The top prize is a skateboard.

F

I didn’t know that was today.

Josh:

19 …………

G

I haven’t got one of those.

Matt:

You’re much better than you were last year!

H

Maybe, we’ll see. Shall we meet in the park at 2.00?

Josh:

20  20  …………

Matt:

Great! See you then.

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Part 4 Questions 21 – 27 Read the article about a young swimmer.  Are sentences 21 sentences 21 – 27 ‘Right’ (A (A) or ‘Wrong’ (B ( B)? If there is not enough information to answer ‘Right’ (A) or ‘Wrong’ (B), choose ‘Doesn’t say’ (C). For questions 21 questions 21 – 27, 27, mark A mark A,, B or  C  C on your answer sheet.

 Ana Johnson  Ana Johnson is a 13-year-old 13-year-old swimmer who lives in Melbourne in  Australia. Her dream is to swim for Australia in the next Olympics. She swims in both long and short races and she has already come first in many important competitions.  As well as spending many hours in the pool, Ana also makes time for studying and for friends. ‘I have lots of friends who swim and we’re we’re very close. It’s much easier to have friends who are swimmers because they also have to get up early to practise like me and they understand this kind of life. But I’m not so different from other people my age. In my free time I also enjoy enjoy going to the movies and parties. There are also some good things about swimming for a club. I travel a lot for competitions and I’ve made friends with swimmers from other Australian cities and from other parts of the world.’  Ana is becoming well known in Australia and and she believes it is important to get more young young people interested in swimming. ‘I don’t mind talking to to journalists and having my photograph taken. But last year I was on TV and that was much more fun.’ 

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Example: 0

 Ana’s home is in in Melbourne. A

Right

B

Wrong

C

Doesn’t say

 Answer:

0

A

B

C

an Olympic swimmer. swimmer. 21  Ana hopes she will become an A

Right

B

Wrong

C

Doesn’t say

races than long ones. ones. 22  Ana knows that she is better at short races A

Right

B

Wrong

C

Doesn’t say

lot of swimming competitions. competitions. 23  Ana has won a lot A

24

Right

B

Wrong

C

Doesn’t say

It is difficult for Ana to make friends with other people who swim. A

Right

B

Wrong

C

Doesn’t say

doing the same things as as other teenagers. teenagers. 25  Ana likes doing A

Right

B

Wrong

C

Doesn’t say

people from different different countries at swimming swimming competitions. competitions. 26  Ana has met people A

Right

B

Wrong

C

Doesn’t say

speaking to journalists journalists to being on television. television. 27  Ana prefers speaking A

Right

B

Wrong

C

Doesn’t say

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Part 5 Questions 28 – 34 Read the article about Ingrid McFarlane and then answer the questions. For questions 28 – 34, 34, mark A, B or C on your answer sheet.

Ingrid McFarlane Zoo Keeper When I left school at eighteen, I got a job at a zoo as a s tudent keeper. Now, five years later, later, things have changed changed – I have passed my exams and I am a full animal keeper. The money is not good. good. I only get get £9,000 a year. You have to be outside outside in rain and and snow, which is hard work, and you get very very dirty. But this doesn’t doesn’t matter to me because animals are are the most important thing in my life! There are a hundred monkeys and fifty deer in my part of the zoo and I give them their food and clean their houses. I also need to watch them carefully to be sure that they are all well. In fact, rhinos are my favourite animals and so last year I went to Africa with a colleague for a month to study them. The zoo is open every day and I work work five different days each week. week. I live in a small flat twenty minutes away and I get up at ten to seven and start work at eight. The first thing I do when I get home at quarter past five is have a shower!

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Example: 0

Ingrid left school

A

five years ago.

B

nine years ago.

C

eighteen years ago.  Answer:

0

28

29

30

31

32

33

34

Ingrid would like to

How does Ingrid feel about working in bad weather?

If Ingrid doesn't check the monkeys,

The animals Ingrid likes best are the

Ingrid travelled to Africa

The zoo is open

Ingrid arrives at her flat in the evening at

9

A

B

A

take some exams.

B

earn more money.

C

change her job.

A

She hates getting dirty.

B

She doesn't mind it.

C

She likes the snow.

A

they may become ill.

B

they may get hungry.

C

they may run away.

A

monkeys.

B

deer.

C

rhinos.

A

to have a month's holiday.

B

to visit a colleague there.

C

to learn more about some animals.

A

only five days a week.

B

seven days a week.

C

on different days every week.

A

five fifteen.

B

twenty past five.

C

ten to seven.

C

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Part 6 Questions 35 – 42 Read the article about a circus. Choose the best word (A (A, B or C) for each space. For questions 35 – 42, 42, mark A, B or C on your answer sheet.

 A famous circus (0) ………… Montreal, The circus, Cirque du Soleil, began (0) ………… (35) ………… the Canadian Guy Canada. It was started (35) …………

Laliberté in 1984. 1984. When he left college, college, Laliberté travelled (36) ………… music in the streets. around Europe and earned money (36) ………… streets. Not long after he (37) ………… friend, Daniel Gauthier. During the returned home, he started Cirque with (37) ………… (38) ………… over the world and the 1990s, Cirque Cirque grew quickly. It now does shows shows (38) ………… (39) ………… than 3,500. number of people working for it has grown from 73 to (39) …………

(40) ………… is music and dance and each The Cirque does not have any animals, but (40) ………… (41) ………… show, which is called Varian, is about a man who could show tells a story. (41) …………

fly. The show starts with him falling falling from the sky and ttells ells the story of how he (42) ………… (42) ………… to learn to fly again.

10

Example:

0

A

in

B

at

C

to

 Answer:

0

35

A

from

B

by

C

of

36

A

played

B

plays

C

playing

37

A

their

B

his

C

its

38

A

some

B

all

C

enough

39

A

more

B

much

C

most

40

A

this

B

it

C

there

41

A

One

B

Each

C

Both

42

A

need

B

must

C

has

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A

B

C

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Part 7 Questions 43 – 50 Read the article about penguins. Choose the best word (A, B or C) for each space. For questions 43 questions 43 – 50, 50, mark A, B or  C  C on your answer sheet.

PENGUINS (0) ………… seventeen different types of There (0) …………

penguins. They can be (43) ………… forty centimetres (44) ………… in to more than one metre tall. They all (44) …………

the south part of the world. world. In winter, they swim (45) ………… (45) ………… long way to find warmer weather.

In spring, (46) ………… penguins come come together on the beaches beaches of Antarctica. The (47) ………… eggs on the ground and female penguin penguin has one or two eggs. She puts (47) ………… (48) ………… warm. But she doesn't sits there to keep (48) ………… doesn't sit all the time because penguins penguins

can move with one egg between their legs. (49) ………… (49) ………… the female penguin is sitting on the eggs, the male penguin brings her food. (50) ………… this after the baby penguins are born. He also (50) …………

12

Example:

0

A

is

B

are

C

be

 Answer:

0

43

A

from

B

by

C

between

44

A

lives

B

live

C

lived

45

A

one

B

the

C

a

46

A

lots

B

much

C

many

47

A

her

B

hers

C

she

48

A

it

B

them

C

their

49

A

When

B

How

C

Who

50

A

does

B

do

C

doing

13

A

B

C

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