This examination covers blog posts from 68 to 99. The Easter writing task and the grammar revision were done earlier this morning. Good luck!
Check what you did in the exam when you get home. As usual, the exam and links to their corresponding posts are published in the blog in order to help you revise whenever you need it.
1) Books: this year we have devoted lots of time to look at books from different perspectives. (2 marks)
2. en. 68 Books, authors and book reviews: “The Prince of Mist” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
2.en.69 Leaf through books on line “The Prince of Mist”
3.en.78 Four hours of learning outside the classroom: our morning with David Lozano and Teranga
a) Where can you check the contents of a book on line before buying it? What kind of information can you find on the web about books? Can you leaf through? Did you try?(0’50)
b) What are the elements you should include in a book review? (0’50)
c) Can you think of any aspects of an e books that cannot be found in traditional paper books?(0’25)
d) What did David Lozano do before he became a professional writer? (0’25)
e) What is David Lozano like? personality and looks. What surprised you most about him? (0’50)
2 Revision: penguins. In the previous exam most of you did not know much about penguins. Let’s see if you have improved.0’25marks
3.en.71 First third-term-post and a penguin slap for your exam answers
a) Where do penguings live? How do they reproduce?
3 Publicity. The following posts revolved around advertisements. What did you learn from them? 2 marks
3.en.73 Pomegranate, magrana, granada, the ultimate all in one device. Is publicity reliable?
a) Can you describe a pomegranate (the fruit)? What, according to the video, can a pomegranate phone do?(0’50)
3.en.72 Pick-pocketing or Put-pocketing?
b) What is a pickpocketing? What about putpocketing?Have you ever been a victim o a pickpocket?What about your classmates or family?(0’50)
3.en.75 Advertising: the theory of fun
c) In the video, what is the purpose of transforming stairs into a piano?(0’50)
d) What did the piano stairs advertise? a car, a musical event, a fitness centre, the city of Stockholm, the use of public transport?(0’25)
3.en.76 Is this an ad? What do you think of Lucas’ idea?
e) What did Lucas do to thank Barcelona? Who payed for Lucas’ idea?(0’25)
4) Outings and guests in our class: Senegal, Carmen and students from other groups . 2 marks
3.en.74 Carmen, our excellent librarian is also a compulsive traveller and an English teacher, so today she’ll be our guest and tell you about her experience in Senegal and at the Ramon Llull library.
b) Where is Senegal situated? What are its neighbouring countries?What did you learn from the Power point? (0’50)
c) What are griots? (0’25)
d) What is the main religion in Senegal? What are some of the traditions in Senegal that should be banned?(0’25)
e) What kind of instruments did the musicians of Teranga play? What were their clothes like?(0’25)
f) What did you learn from Carmen’s visit to our class?(0’25)
5 Grammar 0’50 marks
3.en.80 Sing along with English verbs and remember the tricky third person “s” write the past simple and past participle of the following verbs
6 Environmental issues: saving water. 1 mark
a)How do your classmates wash the family car? Give examples. What is the most common equipment you need to wash the car? (0’25)
b) What is a rain barrel? What is it used for?Where do you usually keep it?(0’25)
c) Can you give any useful tips for saving water? (0’25)
d) Where do we get most drinking water from in Majorca? do you drink tap water? Why, why not?(0’25)
a) What is the sound donkeys make ?(0’05)
b) what is the name for a young cow? (0’05)
c) what is the name for a young dog? (0’05)
d) what is the name for a young cat? (0’05)
e) What sound do English roosters make? (0’05)
8 Poetry (2 marks)
a) What is alliteration?(0’25 marks) What is the relation between tongue twisters and alliteration? Can you give an example?
b) Let’s see how good you are at onomatopeias(0’25 marks)
What kind of sound apples make when you bite them? doors when you close them? baloons when you burst them? sirens of a fire truck?
c)What is slang? (0’25 marks)can you explain what the expressions bling bling , cha ching, cha ching mean? where did you learn them from?
d)What is an acrostic? can you write one?(0’25 marks)
e)Poem analysis (1 mark)
This painting illustrates a poem by William Carlos Williams
The Great Figure
Among the rain
I saw the figure 5
on a red
to gong clangs
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city
a) Circle the prepositions (0’25)
b)Underline the onomatopoeia(0’25)
c) Write the antonym of the following: dark; tense; great; moving; unheeded(0’25)
d) What are the colours in the painting that make you think of fire?(0’05)
e) what are the elements of the painting that make you think of movement?(0’05)
f) What is more important in this poem, rhyme or rhythm?(0’05)
g) Where did the poet get his inpiration to write this poem? can you guess? did the teacher explain something about it? Where was William Carlos Williams from? (0’15)
- Which questions did you find most difficult?
- Which questions dis you find easy to answer?
- Do you think the exam covers most things we did in class?
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