LANGUAGE ONLINE TEST – MATÍAS RIPOLL

LANGUAGE TEST

 

Write a paragraph (80-90 words) saying what has happened to the male character. Use a variety of tenses: simple past, past continuous, past perfect and conditional type 3. Then look for an example of:

PARAGRAPH:

It was late at night. The male character was unconscious at the side of a road, and while he was lying on the floor in the middle of the coldness, the woman was coming back from the office. While she was driving, she realised she had forgotten her phone at work. Despite the fact she knew it was unnecessary to return all the way back to the office to look for it, something told her that she had to go and look her phone. The man was found by the woman while she was returning to the work office. He was saved by her and if she had not forgotten the phone, he would not have met her. In addition, if she had arrived ten minutes later, he would have died. For this reason, the male character was saved by the woman.

Simple Past: “But something inside me told me to turn around and go back”.

Past Continuous: “I was working late”

Past Perfect: “And on my drive home I realized I had left my phone at the office”.

Conditional type 3: “The doctor said If I had found you ten minutes later, it would have been too late.”

THE ESCAPE.

Write a paragraph (summary) of 80- 90 words of the story The Escape. Answer the questions in a paragraph. Include a variety of tenses: simple past- past perfect- past continuous and present perfect.

PARAGRAPH:

The story “The gold Cadillac” started with a black-skinned family who lived in the United States of America and shared the house with the cousins and uncles of both girls, Lois and Wilma. The setting in place was in the United States of America and as the story developed in the mississippi. The setting in time was in the 1950s. The father, who was the main character of the story, was called Wilbert. He was the most important character as he caused the conflict of the story. Wilbert bought a gold cadillac with the money which had to be used for buying a new house, as he had previously arranged with his wife, Dee. This was the climax of the story, as tension was created in the inside of the house. The mother of the children was mad at his husband and could not understand why had he done that, as he had agreed to it. Dee did not want to get on that car but later on in the story, the family, visited there grandparent s farm. While they are traveling, people looked at them suspiciously, as they doubted if they had robbed the car. As they are arriving, a policeman stopped them, and penalized the father for having stolen the car. They felt discriminated by the policeman. At the end of the story, Wilbert sold the car and buys an older one, in order that the family could afford to buy a new house. 

 

What is the story about? What are the main events in the story, and how are they

related to each other?

Are the main events of the story arranged chronologically, or are they arranged in

another way?

What are the conflicts in the plot? Are they physical, intellectual, moral or

emotional? Are they resolved? How are they resolved? Is the main conflict between

good and evil sharply differentiated, or is it more subtle and complex?

What is the climax of the story and at what point in the story does the climax occur?

What is the setting of the story?

Who is/are the main character(s) in the story? What does the main character look

like?

Describe the main character’s situation. Where does he/she live? Does he/she live

alone or with others? What does the main character do for a living, or is he/she

dependent on others for support?

What are some of the chief characteristics (personality traits) of the character?

What point of view does the story use? Is the story told from a first-person

perspective, in which the narrator is one of the characters in the story, and refers to

himself or herself as “I”? Or is the story told from a third-person perspective, in which

the narrator is not one of the characters in the story or may not participate in the

events of the story?

Is it consistent in its use of this point of view? If shifts are made, are they justified?

What are the advantages of the chosen point of view?

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