23 Dic Aptis General Reading part 2
Aptis General Reading part 2
Hola chicos y chicas,
Porque a muchxs de vosotros os interesa sacaros el B2 para la carrera universitaria (véase Universidad Politécnica o Universidad Rey Juan Carlos) o o porque sois docentes y necesitáis un B2 para poder trabajar, estáis de suerte: el examen Aptis es la ultima tendencia en cuanto títulos rápidos de inglés. Ya habíamos hablado en numerosas ocasiones sobre el examen Aptis General:
Igual te interesa:
Aptis General modelo de examen (nuestra entrada estrella)
Aptis General Reading part 2
Esta vez os traemos varios ejercicios de Reading, de los que más quebraderos de cabeza dan: Reading Aptis General Part 2 (Reorder sentences exercise Aptis) donde tenéis que poner frases desordenadas en inglés en el orden correcto y lógico para formar una historia coherente. Como veréis algunos de los ejercicios están sacados de otras webs; es por ello que dejamos la fuente debajo de cada uno si queréis investigar más. ¿Listos para practicar reading Aptis exercises con nosotros? ¡A por ello!
Reading Aptis General Part 2: Trucos
Antes de empezar con los 10 ejercicios para ordenar las frases de Aptis General consideramos necesario daros unos cuantos truco útiles:
- Primero: leed cada párrafo/frase en inglés para tener una idea de que va el tema
- Segundo: intentad identificar la frase de comienzo o final de la idea principal.
- Buscar los conectores de cohesión (por ejemplo, «but», «thus», «then», etc.) e identifica qué iría antes y después de la información que estos elementos de cohesión ofrecen.
- Identifica palabras como los pronombres personales (I, she, it, we) para descifrar un vinculo con lo que haya antes o después de lo que sucede en el texto. Básicamente es facer lo mismo que con los elementos de cohesión.
- Busca aquellas frases que contienen palabras de orden como once, firstly, finally, in the end, eventually, etc. que te pueden ofrecer pistas de la secuencia de la historia.
- Finalmente y una vez decidida una estructura, asegúrate que las frases tengan una coherencia y lógica de modo que se entienda bien.
Dicho esto, a continuación podéis encontrar 10 textos con frases desordenadas listas para ser ordenadas tal como indica el task 2 del ejercicio reading Aptis General. A parte, como siempre (y aquí hacemos un guiño a los profesores que utilizan el material de ésta web en sus clases) os dejamos las respuestas debajo de cada ejercicio de ordenar frases para que comprobéis si lo habéis hecho bien o no. Good luck and go for it!
Reading Aptis General part 2: Ejemplos
Los ejercicios de la parte 2 del Reading Aptis de ordenar frases van por nivel: del nivel más fácil al más retador.
1. Vincent Van Gogh
A. However, due to continuous failures and misfortunes such as mental illness and improper bonding in the relationships forced him to commit suicide at an early age of merely 37 years.
B. This famous personality has been known as one of the greatest painter and artist along with a world-renowned icon in world history.
C. During the entire lifespan, this person sold only a single painting which revolutionized him in the world of arts and paintings which is alive to date.
Respuestas: 1. B; 2. A ; 3. C
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.
B Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves.“I’m okay” we say.“I’m alright”.
C That’s when you realize that sometimes it isn’t even an answer–it’s a question.
D But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can’t get it off.
Respuestas: 1. B; 2. D; 3.C 4.A
Identifica los elementos cohesivos que contienen palabras de orden como once, firstly, finally, in the end, eventually, etc. que te pueden ofrecer pistas de la secuencia de la historia.
A And airlines make much less money than other Fridays, because fewer people are travelling.
B Also, some elevators in the USA even skip the 13th floor, moving from the 12th floor to the 14th floor.
C Similarly in Japan and China, people are superstitious about the number 4, and buildings sometimes lack a 4th floor. Thus list of these kind of stories goes on and on.
D Are you superstitious? Most people would say no, but in fact, many of us do make choices in our live that are completely irrational. Now consider following the examples.
E In the USA, Friday, the 13th is thought to be so unlucky that 10,000 fewer people fly on this day.
Respuestas: 1. D; 2. E; 3. A; 4. B; 5. C
4. Walt Disney:
A He’s been quoted saying that “a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”
B As just about everyone knows, the Disney corporation is one of the most lucrative companies in existence, with high standards of quality and a never-ending stream of innovations.
C Once his first movie Snow White premiered of course, the rest became history.
D Walt himself was fired from a newspaper job early in life because he “lacked imagination.”
E After a few failed businesses, Disney’s upbeat attitude was clearly what kept him going forward.
Respuestas: 1. B; 2. D; 3. E; 4. A; 5. C.
5. The good posture
A It can even limit the ability to turn your head.
B In contrast, when we sit tall and erect, our head jutting forward towards the screen is a posture so common we almost don’t notice it any more.
C Researchers tell us that when we sit with the head in that forward poistion, our neck is supporting the equivalent of 45 pounds.
D But this seemingly harmless position compresses the neck and can lead to fatigue, headaches, poor concentration, increased muscle tension and even injury to the vertebrae over time.
E Being slouched over a computer with your head jutting forward towards the screen is a posture so common we almost don’t notice it anymore.
Respuestas: 1. E; 2. D; 3. A; 4. C; 5. B
6. A clockwork orange – By Anthony Burgess
A However, after coming to suspect that Alex was involved in the brutal assault, he tries to make Alex commit suicide, which he plans to blame on the government.
B Among those that exact retribution are former gang members who have become policemen.
C Locked in a room and forced to listen to Beethoven music, Alex jumps out off a window but survives.
D While he is hospitalized, the doctors undo his conditioning, and Alex ultimately reverts to his former behaviour.
E Alex is released from prison, but his behavioral conditioning has left him harmless and defenseless.
F Instead, he is sympathetic when he learns of the teenager’s aversion therapy and wants to publicize his story in order to turn public opinion against the government.
G Badly beaten, Alex ends up at the cottage of the droogs’ earlier attack, but the writer,
F. Alexander, does not recognize him.
Respuestas: 1. E; 2. B; 3. G ; 4. F. 5; A.; 6. C; 7. D
7. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
A One day, he realized that the island is periodically visited by cannibals, who come to kill and eat their prisoners.
B He dreamed of obtaining one or two servants by releasing prisoners and, in fact, when one of them managed to escape, they became friends.
C After several adventures, including a pirate assault, rescue by a Portuguese ship and becoming a plantation owner in Brazil, he joined an expedition in search of African slaves in 1659.
D Crusoe named his companion “Friday”, the day of the week when he appeared.
E In 1651, Robinson Crusoe left York, England, against the wishes of his parents who wanted him to become a lawyer, to sail.
F He discovered a cave, build a house and made a calendar by making notches in a piece of wood.
G He taught him English and converted him to Christianity.
H He hunted and grew wheat.
I He read the Bible and he lacked nothing but the company of men.
J He learned how to make pottery and raised goats.
K But after a storm he was shipwrecked on an island at the mouth of the Orinoco River in South America.
L All his companions being dead, he managed to recover weapons and tools in the wreck.
M Crusoe, who considered their behavior abominable, thought of exterminating them, but he realized that he had no right, since the cannibals did not attack him and did not know that their act was criminal.
Respuestas: 1E; 2C; 3K; 4L; 5F; 6H; 7J; 8I; 9A; 10M; 11B; 12D; 13G
8. The story behind pottery
A The walls of the pot are then smoothed and thinned (by simultaneous pressure on the inner and outer surfaces) before being fired in a bread oven or in the most elementary of kilns – a hole in the ground, above which a bonfire is lit.
B Early neolithic pottery is usually undecorated. Where there is decoration, it takes the form of patterns cut or pressed into the damp clay.
C One of the most useful of all human discoveries is pottery.
D Indeed a standard distinction made by archaeologists, when describing successive cultures in an area, is between groups which are ‘aceramic’ (without pottery) and others which have mastered the technology of clay and kiln.
E Rings or coils of clay are built up from a circular base.
F The earliest wares at Catal Huyuk are made by one of the standard methods of primitive potters.
Respuestas: 1C; 2D; 3F; 5E; 4A; 5B
9. The coral reefs of Agatti Islands
A Reef resources are also used for medicinal purposes. For example, the money cowrie, a shell known locally as Vallakavadi, is commonly made into a paste and used as a home remedy to treat cysts in the eye.
B Coral reefs, which are formed from the skeletons of minute sea creatures, give shelter to a variety of plants and animals, and therefore have the potential to provide a stream of diverse benefits to the inhabitants of Agatti Island.
C Agatti is one of the Lakshadweep Islands off the southwest coast of India.
D Foods include different types of fish, octopus and molluscs, and in the case of poorer families these constitute as much as 90% of the protein they consume.
E In the first place, the reefs provide food and other products for consumption by the islanders themselves.
F These islands are surrounded by lagoons and coral reefs which are in turn surrounded by the open ocean.
Respuestas: 1C; 2F; 3B; 4E; 5D; 6A
10. Henri Ford
A Much later in life, Henri Ford brought into ford a person who could concentrate on all other areas except for manufacturing which was Henri’s forte.
B Ford’s father was a farmer who wanted his son to follow him in his own footsteps. 3However young Hernri’s heart was with the motor engine and similar things with which he tinkered.
C Henri ford was regarded as a business genius in his time.
D One of the most interesting vocation stories are with respect to Henri Ford.
E The lesson to learn here is that one has to see where one’s spontaneous inclination lies and then have the courage and conviction to back is up.
F After furious arguments with his father, he left to chart his own course to create history by becoming one of the world’s richest entrepreneurs.
G This shows that even geniuses have to indulge in complimentary synergies- supplement their own strength and complement their weaknesses.
Respuestas: 1D; 2B; 3F; 4E; 5A; 6C; 7G
Hasta aquí los ejercicios de Aptis General Reading part 2. ¿Qué tal os han parecidos? No muy complicados, ¿no? Si queréis practicar el reading Aptis con más ejercicios ceñidos al examen, os invitamos a que os preparéis con nosotros cursos intensivos Aptis. Recordad que podéis disfrutar de descuentos y ofertas en nuestras Redes Sociales (Instagram, Facebook y Youtube).
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