Language online test

1)

  • just exploded  
  • has been studying
  • believed
  • are taken
  • can be seen

 

2)

 

  • If I hadn’t visited Mary last week, I would have pass the test
  • If I could help Sue, I would
  • you need to study more  If you want to go on vacations
  • Why don’t you go to the doctor If you are feeling bad?
  • Suppose you had the chance of moving abroad Would you go with me?
  • Jack can lend you the money as long as, You pay me back
  • I wish I were taller  (BE) taller. I would love to work as a model.
  • I wish you Would stop (stop) smoking. It’s bad for your health.

 

3)

 

Extortionate:  exorbitant, really expensive.

Spellbound: fascinate something or someone as though by magic, hold their complete attention.

Unlike: unequal, different.

Awe-inspiring: being impressive..

Overwhelming: very strong, great in amount

 

4)

  1. “People once thought that volcanoes were portals to Hell”
  2. “ associated with death and destruction”
  3. “the size of a cathedral and the Statue of Liberty “
  4. “The ground space is the size of three full-sized basketball courts”
  5. “The subterranean walls are scorched with colours from a divine palette”
  6. “ Floodlights illuminate the walls and draw attention to the beauty humans were never intended to see”
  7. “A light rain weeps from the porous rock above and covers the crater sides with a shine that makes it sparkle”
  8. “ People whisper in respect to the sleeping giant who has lain dormant for 4,000 years”

 

The use of these powerful sentences in the two paragraphs are to make us imagine how the things were, to make us compare with things we actually know. By telling “The size of the Cathedral and the Statue of Liberty” I can imagine that the place was enormous and giant. In the other paragraph  by saying “The subterranean wall are scorched with colours from a divine palette” here there is also a comparison, I can interpret with this sentence that the subterranean was beautiful full of wonderful colors. This author compares the things exaggerating, to emphasis on how they were and to give richness to the paragraph.

 

5) Writing task

 

Compare the two main characters of More than just the disease and Face. What do they have in common? Write a paragraph (90-100 words)Include at least one conditional sentence and one compound adjective. Include at least three of the following terms:

grope for – overcast- to prune- to scold- nosy- sip- to shiver- to hum- to quiver- reluctant- to coax- gloomy- to gleam- scorching hot- rusty- to scratch.

The two main characters are Martin from “Face” and Neil from “More than just a disease” the two of them have many features and feelings in common. They are very insecure of themselves. Martin  after the accident and his face was completely felt he had no one that he was alone, no friends that no one understand him neither his family, paralel it was Neil who was not confident enough to tell his friend why he scratch so bad and about his skin illness,  even when it was scorching hot and he did not want to get into the sea. The two of them were very gloomy and depressed, it was more than their imperfections it was psychologically. Martin thought people was very narrow-minded after the incident of the. Moving one at the end both of the characters changed (they are developing characters)  and become stronger and self confident of who they really, without any complications nor obstacles at all.

 

Article

Domestic violence

 

I am going to talk about domestic violence, which unfortunately, is common to hear these days. The article I chose deals with a woman, named Deborah, who is psychologically and physically abused by her husband. She has been abused ten years after getting married, and one thing I did not tell you is that she also has aneurological condition, that makes things even worst. She couldn’t get away easily because of her illness. She had felt like a “freak” after being diagnosed when she was 17. As the doctors said and I quote “One in four women experience domestic violence, some do not. But for women with a disability this, figures doubles.” For example, her husband would threaten her by saying that he wasn’t going to prepare a hot meal, when she was too ill to feed herself, sometimes he wouldnt cook anything at all. Here is where we ask ourselves, why didn’t she leave when the abuse began?, the answer is so simple, escaping from an abuser can mean leaving  a home adapted to meet their needs. In conclusion Deborah, in 2010, left her abusive husband and arranged to live with a friend.

 

My opinion

 

At first I didn’t find an article that caught my attention like this one. I never heard about women with disabilities being abused. In my opinion this article was missing a paragraph talking about how to prevent these things, I think that would have been helpful to stop it.

 

Words

 

Burden: a heavy load that you carry: My elderly mother worries that she’s a burden to me.

 

Belittling: My dad had a nasty habit of belittling us when we were kids.

Distressing: To compel by pain or force of circumstances: His suffering distressed him into committing suicide.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2012/nov/19/domestic-violence-disabled-women-abuse

Test language

Assault in a bank

 

The 14 of July in Valencia, a bank has been assaulted by ten criminals. Apparently they were professional, because five of them escaped perfectly without leaving any footprint or clue. They were last seen with black costumes and armed with 2 mm guns. The police said that they were twenty one hostages and two of them were injured by the thieves. The two of them are out of danger and safely in their homes. They also claimed that one of the thieves had confessed that they were planning to assault more than one bank.

 

One of the victims said that they were forced to put all the money in a bag and then without looking give it to the criminals. Also he said that they wanted to set afire the bank after finishing with the assault.

 

The judge claimed that the criminals were guilty of threatening the people with the crime arson, assaulting the bank and also because of shooting one of the hostages. They are now sentenced for life imprisonment. However, the police is still looking for the fugitives.