Examen Tipo Icfes de Inglés - Tercer Examen

lunes, 20 de febrero de 2012


Este es el tercer cuestionario online preparatorio para el examen de estado para el ingreso a la educación superior Icfes, en este caso, de Inglés.
El tiempo estipulado para desarrollar este mini examen es de 16 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.

Comprensión de lectura

Answer questions 1-3 according to the following text.

Meteorologists are scientists who study the weather and make weather predictions. In order to make a successful reading, meteorologists must take a lot of things into consideration. In fact, the data required are collected several times a day from different sources all over the world. To gather this information, special types of instruments are used.
These data are of course valuable to everybody since the reports and warnings that meteorologists give are usually reliable. Failing to take their advice could, in some cases, be a matter of life or death.

1. The underlined word valuable can be replaced with

expensive.
useless.
necessary.
useful.

2. The underlined expression usually reliable supports one of the following ideas:

Weather information is generally accurate.
Meteorologists read very successfully.
Meteorologists work really hard.
Weather information is rarely precise.

3. The underlined sentence, failing to take their advice could, in some cases, be a matter of life or death, communicates the idea that

meteorologists, observations are sometimes right.
it is necessary to ignore scientists, recommendations.
it is prudent to pay attention to meteorologists, suggestions.
scientists, directions are usually inefficient.

Answer questions 4-6 according to the following text.

A few years ago, scientists videotaped mothers, reactions to young babies. They needed a baby for their research. Although it was a boy, they dressed it in pink. They then gave it to several mothers to hold. Because the baby was dressed in pink, everyone praised its appearance and said things like, "There's a pretty girl". When the baby made a noise, or moved, they tried to calm it down by saying, "Stop crying, darling".

The scientists then dressed the same baby in blue. In spite of the fact that it was the same baby, the mothers, reactions were completely different. This time they said things like, "What a big strong boy!" When the baby moved or made a loud noise, they laughed and encouraged it, saying, "Listen to that shout! What strong lungs!" Although the baby's size hadn't changed and the cries were identical, mothers reacted differently to the baby in blue.
4. The underlined sentence, everyone praised its appearance, means the same as

people criticized the boy's looks.
people expressed positive feelings about the baby's physical aspect.
people censured the boy's clothes.
people demonstrated negative attitudes towards the baby's actions.

5. According to the two types of reactions that the mothers showed, we can state that

if the mothers thought the baby was a boy, they talked to him softly.
if the baby boy cried, the mothers were very rude.
if the mothers thought the baby was a girl, they talked to her energetically.
if the baby girl cried, the mothers were very gentle.

6. Based on the context, we can say that

people's behavior towards babies is influenced by colors.
there is a strong natural relationship between color and a child's sex.
babies, behavior depends on the color they are wearing.
there's a poor association between a baby's actions and the mother's reactions.

Construcción de párrafos

7-9

The people who live on the South Sea Islands  (7)  Polynesians. These people first came to the islands a long time ago,  (8)  across thousands of miles of ocean in tiny boats. It took great  (9)  to face the winds and storms, the sharks and other dangerous creatures of the ocean, and to journey to unknown islands.

7.

were named
are called
were known
are introduced

8.

swimming
surfing
shipping
sailing

9.

bravery
anger
risk
danger

10-12

Patrick and Pauline Peters got married six months ago and they are already famous for their fights.
Mrs. White, who lives opposite, says: ¡  (10)  I asked them nicely to stop fighting because my baby couldn't get to sleep, but they didn't. Then my husband knocked at their door and told them to stop.
They threw a chair at him.  (11)  , we decided to call the police. Mr. and Mrs. Peters admitted to the police  (12)  they had been arguing. However, they denied having thrown the chair.!

10.

When
Before
First
Thus

11.

Therefore
In this respect
In the same way
Besides

12.

which
how
what
that



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3 Comentarios:

richard iglesias

Muy mal estructurado las ultimas 3 partes.

Por ejemplo muchachos en la numero:

10)"Mrs. White, who lives opposite, says: ¡ (10) I asked them nicely to stop fighting because my baby couldn't get to sleep, but they didn't"

Dicen que la correcta es "When" pero no puede ser, por que el "When" es un "Cuando" en esta oracion y esta traduciendo a:

" La señora White, quien vive diagonal/contrario, dice : "Cuando yo les pregunte prudentemente que pararan de pelear POR QUE mi bebe no podia dormir, pero no lo hicieron""

Ese POR QUE ya nos define que no puede ir la palabra "Cuando/ When"

La mas logica seria
First = Primero
La razon es por que despues de esa oracion sigue un "Then" = Despues

» Responder
Innat

No creo que las últimas tres respuestas sean coherentes con el resto del texto.

Por ejemplo en la 11 "They threw a chair at him. ______ , we decided to call the police.", supuestamente la respuesta correcta sería besides pero aquí hay una relación de causa-efecto "Ellos le arrojaron una silla, por lo tanto, decidimos llamar a la policía." no de adición como para usar "además".

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Gloria Riaño

Las 3 últimas respuestas están mal.

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