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SIMCE Inglés 2012

SIMCE Inglés 2012

III Año Medio 2012

III Año Medio 2012

PAPER 1 Reading

PAPER 1 Reading Sample Test 2Sample Test 2

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Time 45 minutes45 minutes INSTRUCTIONS TO

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATECANDIDATESS

Do not open this question paper until you are told to. Do not open this question paper until you are told to. Read the instructions for each part

Read the instructions for each part of the paper carefully.of the paper carefully.  Answer all the qu

 Answer all the questions.estions. Read the instructions on the

Read the instructions on the answer sheet.answer sheet.

Write your answers on the answer sheet. Use a pencil. Write your answers on the answer sheet. Use a pencil. You

You mustmust complete the answer sheet in the complete the answer sheet in the time allowed.time allowed.  At the end of the test, hand

 At the end of the test, hand in both this quesin both this question paper and tion paper and your answer sheyour answer sheet.et.

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES There are seven parts to the test. There are seven parts to the test. Each question carries one mark. Each question carries one mark.

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Questions 1 – 5 Questions 1 – 5 Which notice

Which notice (A – H) (A – H) says thissays this (1 – 5) (1 – 5)?? For questions

For questions 1 – 5 1 – 5, mark the correct letter , mark the correct letter  A – H A – H on your answer sheet.on your answer sheet. Example:

Example: 0

0 You cannot use your phone.You cannot use your phone.  Answer: Answer:

1

1 You should put things back in the rightYou should put things back in the right place.

place. AA

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2 Go here if you have lost something.Go here if you have lost something.

3

3 You must walk in this place.You must walk in this place. BB

4

4 These students do not have a lesson.These students do not have a lesson.

5

5 You cannot go in through here.You cannot go in through here.

C C D D E E F F G G H H 0 0 AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH

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Part 2 Part 2 Questions 6 – 10

Questions 6 – 10

Read the sentences about an internet café. Read the sentences about an internet café. Choose the best word (

Choose the best word (AA,, BB or or CC) for each space.) for each space. For questions

For questions 6 – 106 – 10, mark, mark AA,, BB or or CC on your answer sheet. on your answer sheet.

Example: Example: 0

0 Last Last month month an an internet internet café café ………… ………… near near Ivan’s Ivan’s househouse A

A openedopened BB beganbegan CC arrivedarrived  Answer: Answer:

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6 The internet café quickly became ... with Ivan and his The internet café quickly became ... with Ivan and his friends.friends. A

A favouritefavourite BB popularpopular CC excellentexcellent

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7 It only ... Ivan five minutes to get to the café.It only ... Ivan five minutes to get to the café. A

A takestakes BB hashas CC getsgets

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8 Ivan often ... his friends there after school.Ivan often ... his friends there after school. A

A waitswaits BB meetsmeets CC goesgoes

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9 The café has different ... The café has different ... of computer games that they can play.of computer games that they can play. A

A thingsthings BB waysways CC kindskinds

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10 Ivan thinks there is a lot of Ivan thinks there is a lot of ... information on the internet... information on the internet. A

A certaincertain BB suresure CC usefuluseful

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Questions 11 – 15 Questions 11 – 15

Complete the five conversations. Complete the five conversations. For questions

For questions 11 – 15 11 – 15, mark, mark A A,, B B or or  C C on your answer sheet.on your answer sheet. Example: Example: 0 0  Answer:  Answer: 11

11 Why Why didn’t didn’t you you come come to to the the pool pool yesterday?yesterday? AA I I didn’t didn’t see see them them there.there. B

B It was a great time.It was a great time. C

C I I was was doing doing something something else.else.

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12 I have to go home now.I have to go home now. AA Have you been before?Have you been before? B

B It’s It’s still still quite quite early.early. C

C How long was it for?How long was it for?

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13 Whose phone is that?Whose phone is that? AA It’s not there.It’s not there. B

B Wasn’t it?Wasn’t it? C

C I’m not sure.I’m not sure.

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14 There weren’t any more tickets for the match.There weren’t any more tickets for the match. AA That’s a pity.That’s a pity. B

B It isn’t enough.It isn’t enough. C

C I I hope hope so.so.

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15 Shall we play that new computer game?Shall we play that new computer game? AA It’s all right.It’s all right. B

B Yes, it is.Yes, it is. C

C If you’d like to.If you’d like to. Where do you

Where do you come from? come from?

A

A New New YorkYork B B  School  School C C   Home  Home 0 0 AA BB CC

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Questions 16 – 20 Questions 16 – 20

Complete the telephone conversation between two friends. Complete the telephone conversation between two friends. What does Josh say to Matt?

What does Josh say to Matt? For questions

For questions 16 – 20 16 – 20, mark the correct letter, mark the correct letter A – HA – H on your answer sheet. on your answer sheet.

Example: Example:

Matt:

Matt: Hi, Hi, Josh. Josh. It’s It’s Matt.Matt.

Josh: 

Josh: :: 00  …………  …………  Answer: Answer:

Matt:

Matt: Oh, sorry. Oh, sorry. I’m phoniI’m phoning aboung about thet the

skateboardin

skateboarding competition g competition thisthis afternoon.

afternoon.

Josh:

Josh: 1616  …………  …………

Matt:

Matt: Really? Really? There waThere was some s some informationinformation

about it in our club magazine. about it in our club magazine.

Josh:

Josh: 1717  …………  …………

Matt:

Matt: Just from 2.30 Just from 2.30 till 5 pm. till 5 pm. They give They give outout

the prizes at 6 pm. the prizes at 6 pm.

Josh:

Josh: 1818  …………  …………

Matt:

Matt: The prizeThe prizes are s are better this better this time. time. TheThe

top prize is a

top prize is a skateboard.skateboard.

Josh:

Josh: 1919 ……………………

Matt:

Matt: You’re much better than you wereYou’re much better than you were

last year! last year!

I’d like a new one but I

I’d like a new one but I don’t think I’m gooddon’t think I’m good enough to win.

enough to win.

I didn’t see it. Is

I didn’t see it. Is the competition on allthe competition on all afternoon?

afternoon?

Hi. You’re calling early! Hi. You’re calling early!

Do the winners get CDs like last year? Do the winners get CDs like last year?

I wasn’t very good then. I wasn’t very good then.

I didn’t know that was today. I didn’t know that was today.

I haven’t got one of those. I haven’t got one of those.

Maybe, we’ll see. Shall we meet in the park Maybe, we’ll see. Shall we meet in the park at 2.00? at 2.00? Josh: Josh: 2020  …………  ………… A A B B C C D D E E F F G G H H Matt:

Matt: Great! Great! See See you you then.then.

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0 AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH C

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Questions 21 – 27 Questions 21 – 27 Read the article about a

Read the article about a young swimmer.young swimmer.  Are sentences

 Are sentences 21 – 27 21 – 27 ‘Right’ (‘Right’ (AA) or ‘Wrong’ () or ‘Wrong’ (BB)?)? If there is

If there is not enough information to answer ‘Right’not enough information to answer ‘Right’ ((AA)) or ‘Wrong’or ‘Wrong’ ((BB), choose ‘Doesn’t say’), choose ‘Doesn’t say’ ((CC).). For questions

For questions 21 – 27 21 – 27, mark, mark A A,, B B or or  C C on your answer sheet.on your answer sheet.

 Ana Johnson

 Ana Johnson

 Ana Johnson is a 13

 Ana Johnson is a 13-year-old swimmer who lives in Melbourne in

-year-old swimmer who lives in Melbourne in

 Australia.

 Australia. Her dream is to swim for Australia in the next Olympics.

Her dream is to swim for Australia in the next Olympics.

She swims in both long and short races and she has already come

She swims in both long and short races and she has already come

first in many important competitions.

first in many important competitions.

 As

 As well as

well as spending many

spending many hours in

hours in the pool,

the pool, Ana also

Ana also makes time

makes time for studying

for studying and

and for friends.

for friends. ‘I

‘I

have lots of

have lots of friends who swim and w

friends who swim and we’re very close.

e’re very close. It’s much easier to

It’s much easier to have friends who are

have friends who are

swimmers because they also have to get up early to practise like me and they understand this kind

swimmers because they also have to get up early to practise like me and they understand this kind

of life.

of life. But I’m not

But I’m not so different

so different from other

from other people my age.

people my age. In my free

In my free time I also e

time I also enjoy going

njoy going to

to

the movies

the movies and parties.

and parties. There are also

There are also some good

some good things about

things about swimming for

swimming for a club.

a club. I travel a

I travel a lot

lot

for competitions and I’ve made friends with swimmers from other Australian cities and from other

for competitions and I’ve made friends with swimmers from other Australian cities and from other

parts of the world.’

parts of the world.’

 Ana is becoming well known in Australia an

 Ana is becoming well known in Australia and she believes it is important to get more you

d she believes it is important to get more young people

ng people

interested in

interested in swimming.

swimming. ‘I don’t

‘I don’t mind talking t

mind talking to journalists

o journalists and having

and having my photograph

my photograph taken.

taken. But

But

last year I was on TV and that was much more fun.’ 

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Example: Example: 0

0  Ana’s home is i Ana’s home is in Melbourne.n Melbourne. A

A RightRight BB WrongWrong CC Doesn’t sayDoesn’t say  Answer: Answer:

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21  Ana hopes she  Ana hopes she will become awill become an Olympic swimmn Olympic swimmer.er. A

A RightRight BB WrongWrong CC Doesn’t sayDoesn’t say

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22  Ana knows that she  Ana knows that she is better at short raceis better at short races than long ones than long ones.s. A

A RightRight BB WrongWrong CC Doesn’t sayDoesn’t say

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23  Ana has won a l Ana has won a lot of swimming comot of swimming competitions.petitions. A

A RightRight BB WrongWrong CC Doesn’t sayDoesn’t say

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24 It is difficult for Ana to It is difficult for Ana to make friends with other people who swim.make friends with other people who swim. A

A RightRight BB WrongWrong CC Doesn’t sayDoesn’t say

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25  Ana likes doin Ana likes doing the same things ag the same things as other teenages other teenagers.rs. A

A RightRight BB WrongWrong CC Doesn’t sayDoesn’t say

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26  Ana has met peo Ana has met people from differenple from different countries at swimmt countries at swimming competitioning competitions.s. A

A RightRight BB WrongWrong CC Doesn’t sayDoesn’t say

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27  Ana prefers spea Ana prefers speaking to journalking to journalists to being on teists to being on television.levision. A

A RightRight BB WrongWrong CC Doesn’t sayDoesn’t say

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Questions 28 – 34 Questions 28 – 34

Read the article about Ingrid McFarlane and then

Read the article about Ingrid McFarlane and then answer the questions.answer the questions. For questions

For questions 28 – 3428 – 34, mark, mark AA,, BB or or CC on your answer sheet. on your answer sheet.

Ingrid McFarlane

Ingrid McFarlane

Zoo Keeper

Zoo Keeper

When I left school at eighteen, I got a job at a zoo as a s

When I left school at eighteen, I got a job at a zoo as a student

tudent

keeper.

keeper. Now, five years la

Now, five years later, things have c

ter, things have changed – I have

hanged – I have

passed my exams and I am a

passed my exams and I am a full animal keeper.

full animal keeper.

The money

The money is not goo

is not good.

d. I only ge

I only get £9,000 a

t £9,000 a year.

year. You have

You have to be ou

to be outside in rain an

tside in rain and snow, which

d snow, which is

is

hard work, and

hard work, and you get ve

you get very dirty.

ry dirty. But this doesn

But this doesn’t matter to

’t matter to me because animals a

me because animals are the most

re the most

important thing in my life!

important thing in my life!

There are a hundred monkeys and fifty deer in my part of the zoo and I give them their food and

There are a hundred monkeys and fifty deer in my part of the zoo and I give them their food and

clean their

clean their houses.

houses. I also

I also need to

need to watch them

watch them carefully to

carefully to be sure

be sure that they

that they are all

are all well.

well. In fact,

In fact,

rhinos are my favourite animals and so last year I went to Africa with a colleague for a month to study

rhinos are my favourite animals and so last year I went to Africa with a colleague for a month to study

them.

them.

The zoo is open every day and I wo

The zoo is open every day and I work five different days each week

rk five different days each week.

. I live in a small flat twenty

I live in a small flat twenty

minutes away and I get up at ten to seven

minutes away and I get up at ten to seven and start work at eight.

and start work at eight. The first thing I do when I get

The first thing I do when I get

home at quarter past five is have a shower!

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Example: Example: 0

0 Ingrid left schoolIngrid left school AA B B C C

five years ago. five years ago. nine years ago. nine years ago. eighteen years ago. eighteen years ago.

 Answer:  Answer:

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28 Ingrid would like toIngrid would like to AA B B C C

take some exams. take some exams. earn more money. earn more money. change her job. change her job.

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29 How does Ingrid feel about working in badHow does Ingrid feel about working in bad weather? weather? A A B B C C

She hates getting dirty. She hates getting dirty. She doesn't mind it. She doesn't mind it. She likes the snow. She likes the snow.

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30 If Ingrid doesn't check If Ingrid doesn't check the monkeys,the monkeys, AA B B C C

they may become ill. they may become ill. they may get

they may get hungry.hungry. they may run away. they may run away.

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31 The animals Ingrid likes best are The animals Ingrid likes best are thethe AA B B C C monkeys. monkeys. deer. deer. rhinos. rhinos. 32

32 Ingrid travelled to AfricaIngrid travelled to Africa AA B B C C

to have a

to have a month's holiday.month's holiday. to visit a

to visit a colleague there.colleague there. to learn more about some

to learn more about some animals.animals.

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33 The zoo is openThe zoo is open AA B B C C

only five days a week. only five days a week. seven days a week. seven days a week.

on different days every week. on different days every week.

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34 Ingrid arrives at her flat in the evening atIngrid arrives at her flat in the evening at AA B B C C five fifteen. five fifteen. twenty past five. twenty past five. ten to seven. ten to seven.

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Questions

Questions 35 – 4235 – 42

Read the article about a circus. Read the article about a circus. Choose the best word (

Choose the best word (AA,, BB or or CC) for each space.) for each space. For questions

For questions 35 – 4235 – 42, mark, mark AA,, BB or or CC on your answer sheet. on your answer sheet.

 A famous circus

 A famous circus

The circus, Cirque du Soleil, began

The circus, Cirque du Soleil, began

(0)(0) ………… …………

Montreal,

Montreal,

Canada.

Canada. It

It was

was started

started

(35)(35) ………… …………

the Canadian Guy

the Canadian Guy

Laliberté in 198

Laliberté in 1984.

4. When he left c

When he left college, Laliberté

ollege, Laliberté travelled

travelled

around Europe and earned money

around Europe and earned money

(36)(36) ………… …………

music in

music in the stree

the streets.

ts. Not long

Not long after he

after he

returned home, he started Cirque with

returned home, he started Cirque with

(37)(37) ………… …………

friend,

friend, Daniel

Daniel Gauthier.

Gauthier. During

During the

the

1990s, Cir

1990s, Cirque grew

que grew quickly.

quickly. It now

It now does sho

does shows

ws

(38)(38) ………… …………

over the world and the

over the world and the

number of people working for it has grown from 73 to

number of people working for it has grown from 73 to

(39)(39) ………… …………

 than 3,500.

 than 3,500.

The Cirque does not have any

The Cirque does not have any animals, but

animals, but

(40)(40) ………… …………

 is music and dance and each

 is music and dance and each

show tells a story.

show tells a story.

(41)(41) ………… …………

 show, which is called Varian, is about a man who could

 show, which is called Varian, is about a man who could

fly.

fly. The show starts with him fa

The show starts with him falling from the sky and t

lling from the sky and tells the story of how he

ells the story of how he

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Example: Example: 0 0 AA inin BB atat CC toto  Answer: Answer: 35 35 AA fromfrom BB byby CC ofof 36

36 AA playedplayed BB playsplays CC playingplaying

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37 AA theirtheir BB hishis CC itsits

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38 AA somesome BB allall CC enoughenough

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39 AA moremore BB muchmuch CC mostmost

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40 AA thisthis BB itit CC therethere

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41 AA OneOne BB EachEach CC BothBoth

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42 AA needneed BB mustmust CC hashas

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Questions 43 – 50 Questions 43 – 50 Read the article

Read the article about penguins.about penguins. Choose the best word

Choose the best word ((AA,, B B oror CC) for each space.) for each space. For questions

For questions 43 – 50 43 – 50, mark, mark AA,, B B or or  C C on your answer sheet.on your answer sheet.

PENGUINS

PENGUINS

There

There

(0)(0) ………… …………

 seventeen different types of

 seventeen different types of

penguins.

penguins. They

They can

can be

be

(43)(43)

 ………… forty centimetres

 ………… forty centimetres

to more

to more than one

than one metre tall.

metre tall. They all

They all

(44)(44) ………… …………

 in

 in

the south

the south part of the w

part of the world.

orld. In winter, they

In winter, they swim

swim

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(45) ………… …………

 long way to find warmer weather.

 long way to find warmer weather.

In spring,

In spring,

(46)(46)

…………

………… penguins c

penguins come together

ome together on the b

on the beaches of

eaches of Antarctica.

Antarctica. The

The

female peng

female penguin has

uin has one or

one or two eggs.

two eggs. She puts

She puts

(47)(47) ………… …………

 eggs on the ground and

 eggs on the ground and

sits there to keep

sits there to keep

(48)(48) ………… …………

 warm.

 warm. But she doe

But she doesn't sit all the time

sn't sit all the time because peng

because penguins

uins

can move with one egg between their legs.

can move with one egg between their legs.

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the female penguin is sitting on the eggs, the male penguin brings her food.

the female penguin is sitting on the eggs, the male penguin brings her food.

He also

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Example: Example:

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0 AA isis BB areare CC bebe  Answer: Answer:

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43 AA fromfrom BB byby CC betweenbetween

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44 AA liveslives BB livelive CC livedlived

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45 AA oneone BB thethe CC aa

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46 AA lotslots BB muchmuch CC manymany

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47 AA herher BB hershers CC sheshe

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48 AA itit BB themthem CC theirtheir

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49 AA WhenWhen BB HowHow CC WhoWho

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50 AA doesdoes BB dodo CC doingdoing

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