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NOMBRE: _________________________________________ GRADO: NOVENO
DOCENTE: Tatiana Gómez
COMPETENCIAS: Lingüística, pragmática y sociolingüista

1. Complete the conversation using the present simple or the present continuous.

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2. Fill in the gaps with the comparative form of the adjectives given:

a) Our house is ________________ than yours. (big)

b) María Paula is a__________________ student than Catalina. (good)

c) Alberto is________________ than Juan Felipe. (happy)

d) Computers are___________________ than telephones. (expensive)

3. Fill in the gaps with the superlative form of the adjectives given:

a) FOREVER 21 is the _____________ shop in Bucarmanga. (large)

b) Monday is the_________________ day of the week. (bad)

c) Jorge was the_____________________ person in his family. (happy)

d) Which is the__________________ subject at school? (difficult)

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4. Look at the descriptions and answer the questions:

a) Who is the oldest person? ______________

b) Who is the heaviest person? ____________

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5. Complete the sentences using as ... as:

a. A tiger ___________ a lion. (fast)

b. Pedro is ___________ Federico. (tall)

c. Going to the movies is _________________ swimming. (interesting)

d. Fast food is ___________ candies. (bad)

6. Complete the following sentences with the verb in past simple:

7. Create questions in past simple using the verb given:

a) _______ you __________the door? (to close)

b) ________ Camila___________ her homework? (to finish)

c) ____________ Cristian ____________ a bath yesterday? (to have)

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8. Choose the correct adjetive in the following sentences:

 You look really tired / tiring. Why don't you go to bed?

 Sit down - I've got some very excited / exciting news for you.

 He's got a very annoyed / annoying habit of always interrupting people.

 I'm very disappointed / disappointing by your behaviour.

 Kids! You're disgusted / disgusting! Don't talk with your mouths full!

9. Put the verbs into present perfect simple.

 I ___________________(not / work) today.

 We _________________(buy) a new lamp.

 We ________________(not / plan) our holiday yet.

 Where ________________(be / you) ?

 He _______________(write) five letters.

 She__________________ (not / see) him for a long time.

 ___________________(be / you) at school?

 School___________________ (not / start) yet.

 ____________________(speak / he) to his boss?

 No, he _________________ (have / not) the time yet.

10. Put the verbs into the correct form of past perfect:

a) When she went out to play, she___________________ (do / already) her homework.

b) My brother ate all of the cake that our mum ________________________(make) .

c) The doctor took off the plaster that he_______________________ (put on) six weeks before.

d) The waiter brought a drink that I_________________________ (not / order) .

e) I could not remember the poem we_______________________________ (learn) the week


f) The children collected the chestnuts that __________________________(fall) from the tree.

g) ___________________(he / phone) Angie before he went to see her in London?

h) She ___________________________(not / ride) a horse before that day.

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11. Complete the sentences using the past perfect continous or simple. Then use your own


12. Choose make or do:

13. Put the verbs into the correct form of the past perfect progressive:

 We __________________________________(sleep) for 12 hours when he woke us up.

 They__________________________ (wait) at the station for 90 minutes when the train

finally arrived.

 We_____________________________ (look for) her ring for two hours and then we found

it in the bathroom.
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 I__________________________________ (not / walk) for a long time, when it suddenly

began to rain.

 How long_____________________________________ (learn / she) English before she

went to London?

 He _______________________________________ (drive) less than an hour when he ran

out of petrol.

 They were very tired in the evening because they________________________________

(help) on the farm all day.

 I__________________________________________ (not / work) all day; so I wasn't tired

and went to the disco at night.

 They ________________________________(cycle) all day so their legs were sore in the


14. Complete the questions using a gerund or to + infinitve

15. Write sentences using a gerund or to + infinitive:

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16. Write a sentence with a similar meaning to the first, using the word in bold.

1. Read the following article and circle True or False:


What does honesty have to do with health and wellness? Honesty is the bridge to authenticity and
self-compassion. Honesty allows you to set realistic goals. It bolsters your courage and frees you to
be your best self.

1. Honesty promotes authenticity. Honesty is a reflection of your own thoughts and feelings. If you
want people to know who you really are, be honest in your self-expression.

2. Honesty fosters courage. Courage is doing what you know you want or need to do, despite your
fear. It takes an immense amount of courage to say what you feel.

3. Honesty creates a circle of love. Honesty sets an example that invites others to imitate. When
others respond with honesty, it can create more interpersonal closeness and authenticity. This often
translates into love and can create an ongoing evolution of loving relationships.

4. Honesty fosters a connection. Honesty can bring people closer by creating a safe connection. It
forms a context for the relationship within which both parties feel secure enough to be genuine in their

5. Honesty can keep you out of trouble. We all know how you can dig yourself deeper into a hole with
lies and deceit. So from the start, don’t even go there. Keep a clean slate by staying honest,
especially when you fear the anticipated consequences.
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Text taken and adapted from:

a) If you want people to know who you really are, never tell the truth. True / False

b) Honesty can be imitated by others True / False

c) There are no benefits from being honest True / False

d) People get closer to each other easily if they are honest True / False


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 Get a good education: when you're well educated, you can get better jobs and help your
family and community. You can also be better informed and make good decisions when it
comes to voting. Pay attention in school, get good grades, and try to go to college.

 Work hard: when you work hard, you are an excelent example for people in your family. If you
don’t have a job, look for one!

 Watch and read the news: read the news and stay fully informed on issues that affect you,
your area, and the rest of the country.

 Volunteer: you can volunteer to help abandoned animals, homeless people or polluted places.
Let’s be good people! You don’t necessarily need to receive money for every good action you

 Donate: you can donate money, clothes or food to people or animals who need it.
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 Donate blood and plasma: this can help to save thousands of people each day. If you have a
rare blood type, you can literally be the difference between life and death for someone in your
 Vote: it's very important to vote in every election you can, at school or in the city or the whole
country. The person you vote for will be the person in charge of making all the decisions that
affect the whole community.

 Buy local produce: buy your food from local farmers and food producers as much as
possible. Food is often labeled with where it was produced. Look for products that are organic
and as close to where you live as possible.

Read the staments and answer True or False:

a) It is more probable that you are well informed when voting if you receive good education True /


b) You should always buy food and products from other countries and cities away from your

house. True / False

c) If you have the opportunity to vote at school, you should do it. True / False

d) You can help people recover from health problems by donating plasma. True / False

e) When you volunteer you do a job without earning money. True / False

Look at the following picture and answer the question:

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1. What does this picture mean?

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There are little things you can do every day 3. Ride your bike to work, school and
to make a less harmful impact on the anywhere you can. If you do this, you can
environment. Taking care of the Earth is our also improve your health.
4. Recycle. You can help reduce pollution
1. Pay attention to how you use water. just by putting that soda can in a different
Every time you turn off the water while bin.
you're brushing your teeth, you're doing
5 .Turn off the lights when you're not in the
something good.
room and unplug appliances when you're
2. Leave your car at home or share your not using them. It only takes a second to
car with friends and family. This helps you be environmentally conscious.
save gas. You can also take a bus.

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from the web for academic purposes.

a) What should you do when you brush your teeth?


b) Why should you leave your car at home or share your car with friends?


c) If you ride your bike to school or work you can improve your health. True / False

d) If you unplug appliances you are environmentally conscious. True / False

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8. Look at the following picture and answer: what does the picture mean?