domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2015


All That Glitters

    Kim wants to drive her three kids and their two friends to the soccer game. The problem is that her shiny new SUV only has room for five passengers including the driver.
    Kim misses her old eight passenger SUV but she’s still thankful that the new one gets much better gas mileage.

1. Which of the following statements is false?

a. Kim’s new vehicle is not meant to carry six people.
b. Kim’s old SUV had seating for more passengers than the new one.
c. Kim won’t be able to take her kids to the soccer game.

    Karim had $500 dollars to invest. He was considering a number of options.
    “I’d really like to buy gold bars with the money and hide them in a big hole in our yard,” he said.
    “Five hundred dollars won’t buy much gold,” his father pointed out. “You could put all the gold in your shoe and never notice that it’s there.”
    “That takes all the fun out of it!” Karim groaned. “I just won’t buy any gold at all!”
    When Karim’s father suggested that he deposit the money in his new savings account at the local bank, Karim quietly stated, “That could work.”

2. What did karim want to buy?

a. new shoes
b. a small gold coin
c. gold bars
d. a used hamburger

3. From the selection we can tell that Karim _______.

a. will save his $500 at the local bank
b. might decide to put his money into his bank account
c. will put the cash under his pillow and wish for a tooth
d. does not trust banks

    Scientists in Australia have discovered a planet that seems to be a solid diamond. They estimate it to be about five times the size of Earth. The diamond planet is 4,000 light years away, so don’t plan on traveling there any time soon.

4. Which one of the following do you think scientists needed in order to make this discovery?

a. a microscope
b. a smartphone
c. a jewelery store
d. a radio telescope


Where Monsters Can Grow
Beware of the monsters
Who dwell in the mind,
Who grow in the shelter
Of shadows they find.
Beware of the demons
Who hide from the light,
Who only survive
When our spirits lose sight.
Those creatures can thrive
Where our knowledge is low;
They fill in the spaces
Of what we don’t know.
Beware of the monsters
That cause us to hate,
To strike out in anger
When we can’t relate.
For ignorance darkens
The mind and the heart,
And helps all our monsters
To tear us apart.
But learning and thinking
Will strengthen us so
We won’t be the places
Where monsters can grow.
1. Where can monsters grow (according to the poem)?
a. on other planets
b. in dark ocean caves
c. in the movies
d. in our minds

2. What helps these monsters grow?
a. plant food
b. evil magic
c. ignorance
d. anger

3. What can prevent the monsters from growing?
a. learning about others
b. bravery
c. weapons
d. hating those who are different

4. The author compares ignorance to darkness, and __________ to light.
a. the sun
b. laughter
c. morals
d. knowledge


• Reading Comprehension
 Directions: Read the passage. Then answer the questions below. 

Passage My father is a construction worker.

 He builds houses. He builds schools. He builds houses and schools. He uses a hammer and a saw. My brother is an engineer. He designs buildings. He designs bridges. He designs buildings and bridges. He uses a pencil and a calculator. My son is an athlete. He plays soccer. He plays tennis. He plays soccer and tennis. He uses a racket and a ball. My daughter is an artist. She draws pictures of animals. She draws pictures of people. She draws pictures of animals and people. She uses a pencil and a piece of paper. 

 1) Who is a construction worker? 
A. my father B. my daughter C. my son 
2) What does my brother do?
 A. He is a construction worker. B. He is an engineer. C. He is an artist. 
3) Who uses a saw? 
A. my father B. my brother C. my son 
4) Who uses a racket? 
A. my daughter B. my brother C. my son
 5) Who uses a pencil?
 I. my brother II. my daughter III. my father A. I only B. I and II only C. I, II, and III
 6) Who probably uses an eraser?
 A. my daughter B. my brother C. my son


Diálogo en Inglés

Animal Quiz

DiálogoEscucha y lee el siguiente diálogo.

VANESSA - Larry, did you see the quiz in this magazine?
LARRY - No.  What's it about?
VANESSA - It's an animal quiz.  If you get all of the questions right you win a safari vacation.
LARRY - Wow!  Let's give it a try.
VANESSA - Ok.  Here's the first question.  What's the largest animal?
LARRY - Hmmm.  Maybe the elephant.
VANESSA - No.  A whale is larger than an elephant.
LARRY - Ok.  Let's put “whale.”
VANESSA -  Question #2.  What's the fastest animal?
LARRY - A horse?
VANESSA - No.  I think the cheetah is the fastest.  It's faster than a horse.
LARRY - Ok.  What's question 3?
VANESSA - What's the largest fish?
LARRY - A whale? 
VANESSA - No.  A whale is a mammal, not a fish.  Maybe a shark.
LARRY - Ok.  Put “shark.”
VANESSA - Number 4 is “What is the largest bird?”
LARRY - The eagle?
VANESSA - No.  I think it's the condor.
LARRY - Or maybe the ostrich.
VANESSA - Ok.  Let's put “ostrich.”  Here's the last question. What's the tallest animal?
LARRY - That's easy.  The giraffe.
VANESSA - Where are you going?
LARRY - To start packing.
VANESSA - For what?
LARRY - For the safari vacation we're going to win. 

PrácticaEscribe las palabras en orden para construir las oraciones correctamente.  Asegúrate de que escribiste correctamente las letras en mayúsculas o minúsculas como corresponde y que escribiste el punto o signo de interrogación al final.  Para corregir haz clic en el botón "Revisar." 
1.  animal    the    What's    largest    ?
2. think    cheetah    fastest    the    I    is    the    .
3. faster    It's    horse    than    a    .
4. think    condor    I    it's    the    .
5. tallest    animal    What's    the    ?