Here I’m presenting my Language online test, madre on April 21st, 2017:
Enter the correct verb tense into each box in the following passage. The base form of the verb is supplied in brackets. Then check your answers by clicking on the button Check answers next to each box.
Over the last twenty years, the average size of households (fall) Check answers dramatically. The number of one-person households (grow) Check answers due largely to the ageing of the population, as has the number of one-parent families. Couples having smaller families (contribute) Check answers to the fall in household size.
In 1976, 60% of families (be) Check answers couples with children. By 1996, this (fall) Check answers to 51%. Part of this change can be attributed to the increase in one-parent families with dependent children, but most of the change is due to the increase in the proportion of couple-only families. People (have) Check answers children later in life, and are living longer. Therefore, they(spend) Check answers more time living in couple-only families, both before they have families and after their children (leave)Check answers home. However, children are leaving home later. In 1981, 34% of children aged 20-24 (live)Check answers with their parents. By 1991, this (increase) Check answers to 40%. This increase has, to some extent, countered the fall in the couples with non-dependent children only.
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a) In the short story ‘Eleven,’ why is Rachel most likely upset when Mrs. Price insists the sweater is hers and forces her to wear it?
b)According to the short story ‘Eleven’, why does Rachel wish she were older?
c)Which of the following is not a theme in the short story ‘Eleven?’
a)She feels upset because she feels powerless against Mrs. Price, the sweater is no hers and because the sweater is ugly
b)She thinks she would be better able to defend herself AND would have more power to get away from this and other bad situations.
Task 3: Write a paragraph comparing the two main children of the stories “Eleven” and “The Message from the Pigman”. Describe them using as many adjectives as you can. What d0 they have in common or not?
The main characters from both stories, Eric and Rachel, have lots of similarities and differences.
On the one hand, they were both kids (Eric six and Rachel twelve), therefore, they were innocent as well as childish. In addition, both of them were non self-confident and immature. In addition, they both had a fear they had to face
On the other hand, Rachel, in spite of being immature, she had some mature thoughts. However, she suffered bullying in school, and Erik didn’t. Moreover, Erik could face his fear, but Rachel did not, making them a “brave” boy and a sensitive, shy girl.
Write a dialogue that could have taken place between Eric and the pigman. Include a variety of tenses and underline them. Include at least three of the following terms.
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Erik: Hey, Mr. Pigman! (This tingling sensation is killing me!)
Pigman: Hey kiddie, what‘s the matter?
E: Wait a minute, is it you?
P: Yes I am, what happens?
E: Nothing, I just always thought you were a monster with the head of a pig and the body of a Human and you have always been my worst nightmare
P: That is not true kiddie, I’m just an ordinary man. Why did you come to see me if you are scared of me?
E: Because my mom asked me to do it. I just nodded to her with insecurity, but I can now see there is no danger.
P: What a brave boy. Now tell me what is the matter? Why your mom asked you to come and see me?
E: She asked me to give you this fully-loaded bucket with trash. I was forced to drag it up to here, so please tell me this will be useful for you
P: Oh, yes it is! Thank you very much!
E: May I ask why are you called the Pigman if you are a human?
P: Because I take care of some pigs on my farm. However, I do not have the economic resources to pay some food to them, so I ask for trash to my neighbors, including your mom.
E: I was scared of you, but you are a very kind person! Can I see your pigs?
P: Sorry, you can’t, I don’t think your mummy will let you come with me!
E: That’s not a problem, I’ll tell her that I will be arriving home in half an hour, I just want to see that porks!
P: Listen, I am smelling a tasty aroma coming from your house, that should be your mummy cooking dinner. Maybe another day you can come with your mom to see my cute animals on my farm, it’s a deal?
E: Alright, see you another day, bye bye!