Examen Tipo Icfes de Inglés - Primer Examen

viernes, 17 de diciembre de 2010


Este es el primer cuestionario online preparatorio para el examen de estado para el ingreso a la educación superior Icfes, en este caso, sobre Inglés.
El tiempo estipulado para desarrollar este mini examen es de 15 minutos.
A medida que respondas se te calificará automáticamente y al final cuando des click en Finalizar se te dirán los resultados de tu examen.

Answer questions 1-3 according to the following text:

The United States is now becoming a non-smoking society. Across the country, hundreds of towns and cities, and even entire states, are passing strict laws to control the sale and use of cigarettes.

In New York, for example, smoking is illegal in public buildings, hospitals, schools, banks, stores, movie theaters, taxi-cabs, and restrooms, to name a few places. In addition, smoking is prohibited anywhere in the U.S. on airline flights that last two hours or less. And now many private companies have also made rules prohibiting cigarette smoking. At least 40% of American companies restrict smoking by their employees.

Company policies are mostly of three kinds: they prohibit smoking by employees when they are working, they hire only non-smokers, or they force workers who smoke to quit smoking.

1. The underlined sentence they force workers who smoke to quit smoking means that

workers are hired because they smoke.
workers have to give up smoking if they want to continue working.
workers are required to smoke if they want to continue working.
workers are fired because they smoke.

2. According to the text, we can infer that

none of the company policies ban smoking.
all of the company policies ban smokers.
the first policy bans smoking, and the other two, ban smokers.
the first and second policies ban smokers, and the last one bans smoking.

3. According to the text, the author's intention is to

describe how the U.S. is regulating smoking.
promote discrimination against smokers in the U.S.
protest against people who smoke in the U.S.
show how smokers can quit smoking in the U.S.

Construcción de Oraciones
En el enunciado de estas preguntas se plantea una situación, a partir de las cuales debe escoger la opción que mejor complemente el enunciado, teniendo en cuenta que la organización y coherencia sean correctas.

4. Guido and Carlos are talking about the changes in temperature over the last few days. Guido says:

Yesterday was hotter than today
Yesterday was as hotter as today
Yesterday was much hot than today
Yesterday was more hot than today

5. Caroline is talking about the place she went on vacation.

Cartagena is an old colombian lovely city
Cartagena is an old lovely colombian city
Cartagena is a lovely old colombian city
Cartagena is a colombian old lovely city

6. Justin's room smelled like cigarettes yesterday.

In the room somebody had been smoking
Smoking had been somebody in the room
Somebody had been smoking in the room
In the room smoking had been somebody

7. Steve is talking to a friend about the first thing he normally does as soon as he gets home.

“I turn on frequently the TV right after I get home from work.”
“I turn on the TV right after I frequently get home from work.”
“I turn on the TV right after I get home from work frequently.”
“I frequently turn on the TV right after I get home from work.”

Situaciones Comunicativas - Diálogos Incompletos
En las siguientes preguntas el enunciado es un diálogo incompleto. Usted debe escoger la oración que que complete en diálogo de forma lógica y coherente.

8. Anita is going to travel to Moscow. Now she is arranging her luggage.

Lucy: Have you seen my passport?
Mark: Your passport? ______________
I saw it in the drawer last night.
Lucy: But it’s not there.
Mark: Did you already look in your pocket diary?
Lucy: (she takes her pocket diary out.) Let’s see. Yes, it’s here! Thank you.

It can be on the night table.
Where on earth can it be?
You are joking, aren’t you?
It’s time for you to go. Hurry up!

9. Tom is reading the newspaper.

Tom: You know, the Russian ballet has been here for a month and we still haven’t seen it.
Paula: I know. _____________________________
Tom: That sounds great!

It must be wonderful.
You could go tomorrow.
Do you have any suggestions?
Why don’t we go tomorrow night?

10. A tourist has just arrived in New York. He is lost...

Miguel: Excuse me, ma.am. Can you help me?
Rose: Of course.
Miguel: ________________________
Rose: Just walk up Fifth Avenue to 50th Street. St. Patrick.s is on the right.
Miguel: Is it near the Rockefeller Center?
Rose: Yes. It.s right across from it.
Miguel: Thank you.

Can you tell me if St. Patrick.s Cathedral is on Fifth Avenue?
How do I get to St. Patrick.s Cathedral?
Are you going to tell me where St. Patrick.s Cathedral is?
Is St. Patrick's Cathedral near here?



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15 Comentarios:

Jennifer

Mi Nombre Es Jennifer Vergara, y Kiero Comentarles Ke En Mi Humilde Opinion, Basada En Mis conocimientos, La respuesta a la pregunta 4 esta errada, la respuesta debe ser "yesterday was hotter than today" ke al pasarse a castellano significa "ayer estaba mas caliente ke hoy", k keda mucho mejor ke " yesterday was much hot than today" ke traduce "ayer estaba mucho caliente ke hoy" me hago entender. ademas es bien sabido ke debemos utilizar aquella regla ke nos dice que al comparar una cosa con otra se agrega la terminacion "er" al adjetivo. si no estoy en lo correcto por favor, expliquenme el porque de la respuesta ¡Gracias!

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Monica respondió...

por que el ingles no se lee tal cual como el español daaaaaa

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artemisa

no le creo a la gente que escribe que (ke) .. entonces la respuesta esta bien

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jaran1000

Jennifer tiene razón, es un adjetivo corto y debe agregarsele -er.

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Michelle

yo si dije....

que odioso ese artemisa!:S

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pau ardila !! respondió...

estoy de acuerdo cada quien mira como escribe eso no es problema de nadie más :D

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yulyvcb

estoy de acuerdo con artemisa, por favor, personas que escriben QUE con k, que horror. pero la respuesta correcta es Yesterday was hotter than today debido al comparativo correcto.

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Luisa Marie

Si lo mismo opino yo es una simple cosa llamada "COMPARATIVES " Es incorrecto decir much hot o more hot , es totalmente una blasfemia, al adjetivo por ser corto se le debe agregar er, y por su estructura se repetiria la T ...

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Felipe Calvo Cepeda Felipe

Hola a todos.
En efecto esa pregunta tenía un error y ya la he corregido. :)
Gracias por sus comentarios.

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Angie Ssossa

hola, las respuestas de la pregunta 6 todas son incorrectas, ps los auxiliares de presente perfecto continuo son HAVE Y HAS, no had, had es el pasado del verbo. 8) gracias espero respuesta.

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Felipe Calvo Cepeda Felipe

Angie, las respuestas de todas las preguntas han sido verificadas y son correctas.

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Angie Ssossa

hola, pero porque had?... lo que entiendo es que es presente perfecto continuo... es decir falta el auxiliar.
en forma gramatical Somebody HAS been smoking in the room, es correcta, es decir las respuestas tienen un pequeño error de axiliar. espero respuesta. :D

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Mannuel

Eso es porque no es presente perfecto continuo, sino pasado perfecto continuo ;).

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Angie Ssossa

haha.. ahora ya entendí, gracias :D manuel :D

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