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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

TESTING YOUR ENGLISH




YOUR SONG

It's a little bit funny this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one's for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you're in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses they've got me quite cross
But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
It's for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen
           
            By Bernie Taupin (lyrics) and Elton John (music)

1. Which alternative is false?
    The author of the song says that his feelings _____________________ .
a) are noticed very easily
b) are difficult for him to disguise
c) aren´t hidden easily
d) are shown to everybody
e) are never noticed by anyone

2. In “My gift is my song and this one's for you”, the word ONE is being used to replace:
a) song
b) this
c) gift
d) my
e) first

3. What did the author do to show his love?
a) He became a sculptor
b) He bought a big house
c) He sat on the roof
d) He wrote a song
e) He became a traveler

4.  “I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
        Well a few of the verses they've got me quite cross”
How many verbs are there in the sentences above?
a) one
b) two
c) three
d) four
e) Five

5. What is the meaning of “.... put down in words”?
a) to write
b) to read
c) to spell
d) to sing
e) to speak

6. In “Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen”, the relative pronoun was omitted. The ommision can also occur in one of these sentences about Rock in Rio 2011.
a) Elton John was one of the artists who sang in Rock in Rio on September 23, 2011.
b) The band that ended the second night was Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
c) Tico Santa Cruz was an artist who spoke about the corrupt politicians in Brazil during the show of his band.
d) Mariana Aydar was the singer that Snow Patrol invited to sing with them.
e) Coldplay was the band which followed Maroon 5 on October 1, 2011.

                                                QUESTIONS BASED ON CARTOONS AND PHOTOS:

7. In the cartoon above, the fish is lying in a hammock and the mother:
a) preferred a bed.
b) told it not to sleep there.
c) thought it was a fishing net.
d) did not say anything.
e) was not worried at first. 


8. “I don´t care...” is the same as _____________ .
a) I don´t like
b) I don´t want
c) I don´t take care.         
d) I don´t think
e) I don´t mind

9.  In the santence above, charms is a false cognate because it means amuletos. Which alternative has words that are NOT false cognates?
a) actually – physician
b) exit – expert
c) attend - pretend
d) consider – vomit
e) data – beef
10. The little girl wants to ________________ her brother.
a)  help                                                      
b)  give a Christmas present to
c) get rid of
d) see Santa Claus with
e) be with

11. The relative pronoun who could be replaced by ________.
a) which
b) that
c) whose
d) whom
e) why

12. The personal pronoun him refers to ______________.
a) the girl
b) Santa Claus
c) the boy
d) the tree
e) the shirt
13. What does the father mean by saying that?
a) His son will never get married.
b) His son will not give anything with his ex-wife.
c) His son´s ex-wife will be the owner of all that.
d) His son´s ex-wife won´t have anything from him.
e) His son and his son´s wife will work together.

14. On the billboard, someone wrote “neds to come out of the closet”. The correct form is “needs to come out of the closet”. What does the expression come out of the closet mean?
a) to leave the bedroom                                                                                                                                           
b) to go out somewhere
c) to show his/her homosexuality publicly
d) to hide his/her homosexuality
e) to be a bisexual 
15. The words beverages and pregnancy mean ________ and ________.
a) bêbados – grávidas
b) bêbados – gravidez
c) bebidas – gravidez
d) bebidas – grávida
e) beber - engravidar

16. According to the sign above, people must:
a) not drink that water because there´s crap in it.
b) drink the water because the fish drink it too.
c) not drink the water although it´s not contaminated.
d) not wash their hands with that water because it´s not clean.
e) drink it because it´s good for them. 

 17. In the picture above, Smudge was trying to fly a __________ .
a) rope
b) line
c) pipe
d) parrot
e) kite

18. Tailor is a person ________________________________ .

a) whose occupation is sailing or navigation
b) employed by the post office to deliver mail
c) collects trash for removal in a truck
d) responsible for finding homeless dogs
e) whose occupation is the making, mending or altering of clothes
                                                      
19. When the man says “but I did”, the auxilary did is being used to replace _____________ .
a) send
b) sent
c) sends
d) will send
e) would send
20. How come is used as a pronoun. It´s the same as _______ .
a) What
b) Why
c) Who
d) Where
e) When

PS - For the answer key, doubts or comments about the questions you can use the blog or email me at miltonfranca2010@hotmail.com

                                                      

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