Language Test – 21/4/17

Language Test


Task 1)


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 next to each box.

Over the last twenty years, the average size of households 1) has fallen dramatically. The number of one-person households  2) has grown due largely to the ageing of the population, as has the number of one-parent families. Couples having smaller families 3) have contributed to the fall in household size.

In 1976, 60% of families 4) were couples with children. By 1996, this 5) had fallen 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 6) are having children later in life, and are living longer. Therefore, they 7) are spending more time living in couple-only families, both before they have families and after their children 8) have left home. However, children are leaving home later. In 1981, 34% of children aged 20-24 9) lived with their parents. By 1991, this 10) had increased to 40%. This increase has, to some extent, countered the fall in the couples with non-dependent children only.

Task 2)

Quiz of Pilar´s blog:


1- 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?

Option: All of the answers are reasonable explanations.


2- According to the short story ‘Eleven’, why does Rachel wish she were older?


Option: She thinks she would be better able to defend herself AND would have more power to get away from this and other bad situations.


3- Which of the following is not a theme in the short story ‘Eleven?’


Option: Mortality.


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 do they have in common or not?


Eric and Rachel have both differences and things in similarities that are shown throughout both stories.

On the one hand, they share adjectives and words which can describe their attitudes. For example, they both are innocent and childish. Rachel feels powerless and at the moment of confronting her fear as Eric, who thinks that the pigman is a real pig and does not understand why his dad can not live with them. Also, they were both shy, timid and insecure, Rachel can not explain that the sweater is not hers, while Eric can not talk at first to the pigman. This also shows that neither of them can act upon their mind or thoughts. In addition, they both had a fear or a challenge they wanted to confront. Rachel, wanted to be one hundred and two, to be able to get away from that difficult situation and Eric wanted to talk and know the pigman, so that he could overcome his fear.

On the other hand, they had differences, which made Eric and Rachel´s personalities different and unequal. Rachel, was bullied and an eleven year old girl. On the contrary, Eric was not bullied and was younger, he a six year old boy. Also, Rachel had mature thoughts, as she associated her life with a tree trunk, and her theory of being a hundred and two, to learn how to face obstacles in life. However, Eric, was more imaginative, without mature thoughts. He thought that the pigman was a real pig and did not understand why his dad could not be in the house. Finally, both endings state and establish two main things of their personality. Eric, manages two confront his dare or challenge by speaking to this strange and unknown man. Rachel, was not able to speak upon his mind, and explain what she felt and thought. This shows that Eric overcame his fear and matured while Rachel didn´t because she had to suffer the pain of wearing this ugly and gruesome sweater.


Task 4:

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.

sensible- puzzling- tingle-clatter-seize-drag-nod-gurgle-


  • Eric: Hello Pigman, how are you? I come here to give you this bucket, as my mother told me to. -As he seized the bucket, it clattered with his other bucket, making a loud and annoying noise-.
  • Pigman: Hi little boy! I´m fine and you? Thank you, how’s your name?
  • E: I´m Eric. Where do you live Mr. Pigman?
  • P: I keep moving through the town, but for some months, I have mostly been staying around this area, I sleep usually not far away from here, two or three blocks tops.
  • E: I understand. You know, I first was afraid of meeting you, as I did not know you. However, I’ve realized how good it is to have this conversation.
  • P: That’s good! Don’t worry, this usually happens. And, how far is your home from here?
  • E: Here, around the corner. Didn’t you see it just some minutes ago?
  • P: Yes, I´m sorry I forgot. – He nodded- It’s just that I visit lots of houses everyday. How long have you been living there
  • E: I have been living in here since I was born, six years ago.
  • P: That´s a lot of time! Are you staying there or are you planning to move?
  • E: I´m not sure, my father left home and before this we had once tried to move to a house nearer my school. However, it does not seem as we are going to leave home. I really miss my dad.
  • P: I see how puzzling and difficult to understand this is for you, but then you’ll realize that it is also for your good. Do you promise me that you won’t feel so upset about it?
  • E: Yes, I do. Thank you, Mr. pigman. I really appreciate your help, I have never been able to explain to anybody what do I feel about this matter.
  • P: I´m glad you could open to me, Eric.
  • E: Why do you wear those raggedy clothes?
  • P: Because I don´t have so many possibilities as you have Eric. That is why you have to take advantage of this, and behave as a responsible and mature boy.
  • E: You are right. And, I also wanted to know what do you do for a living?
  • P: I go and travel throughout the town, looking for something to eat and drink. I know this might be a little bit puzzling for you.
  • E: I´m sorry Mr. Pigman, I know this may be awkward and unusual.
  • P: It doesn’t matter!
  • E: I have to leave, my mother is waiting for me and she must be worried because I am taking to long. See you later!
  • P: See you, Eric!

Trabajo Práctico de Cívica – Congreso de la Nación

El Viernes pasado, visitamos el congreso de la nación, y por ello, nuestra maestra de Formación Ética y Ciudadana, María Laura Nasjletti, nos pidió que completaramos una respuestas en forma de trabajo práctico. Debíamos resolver el tema A y elegir entre el tema B y el C en grupos. Nuestro grupo estaba integrado por Olivia Obligado, Mora Lemos y Matías Ripoll.

Trabajo Práctico Cívica



1)El poder legislativo es ejercido por el Congreso de la Nación. Se compone por la cámara de Diputados y la de Senadores. Ambas cámaras son representativas, sin embargo, se diferencian porque los senadores representan a las provincias y la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Por el otro lado, los diputados, representan al pueblo de la República. Ambas representaciones conforman la base de nuestro sistema Representativo, Republicano y Federal. Una de sus funciones es la deliberación y sanción de leyes, con el objetivo del bien común de todos los habitantes. Además de legislar, el congreso tiene también la tarea de ejercer el control del Poder Ejecutivo. Finalmente, estas funciones y atribuciones son deliberadas y determinadas por la constitución nacional.

2)Por un lado, la cámara de diputados está compuesta por 257 diputados mientras que la de senadores está formada por 72 senadores. Para poder ser elegido senador, es necesario tener la edad de treinta años, haber sido ciudadano de la Nación por lo menos por seis años y ser de la provincia a la que se postula o tener dos años de residencia en ella. Por el otro lado, para poder ser elegido diputado, es necesario tener al menos veinticinco años y cuatro años de ciudadanía argentina. También es importante haber nacido en la provincia por la que se postula el mismo o haber residido en ella los dos años previos.

3) Sí, es verdad, cada cámara tiene su propio presidente, acompañado por sus asesores o secretarios. Por un lado, la presidente de la cámara de senadores es la vicepresidente de la nación, en este caso, Gabriela Michetti, por lo cual no es elegida por nadie. Por otro lado, el presidente de la cámara de diputados es Emilio Monzó. Este fue elegido mediante una votación entre los otros diputados.                     

4) Región del Neo:



  • Inés Imelda Blas, Partido: Alianza frente para la victoria. Mandato: 2015 a 2021
  • Oscar Aníbal Castillo, Partido: Frente cívico y social de Catamarca. Mandato: 2015 a 2021
  • Dalmacio Mera, Partido: Alianza frente para la victoria. Mandato: 2015 a 2021


  • Brizuela del moral, Eduardo Segundo. Partido: Frente Cívico y social de Catamarca. Mandato: 2013 a 2017.
  • Juarez, Myrian del Valle. Partido: Frente Cívico y social de Catamarca. Mandato: 2013 a 2017.
  • Mercado, Verónica. Partido: Frente para la victoria. Mandato: 2015 a 2019.
  • Tomassi, Néstor Nicolás. Partido: Justicialista. Mandato: 2013 a 2017.
  • Vera Gonzalez, Orieta Cecilia. Partido: Coalición Cívica. Mandato: 2015 a 2019.


  • Senadores Nacionales de Jujuy (3)

-Walter Basilio Barrionuevo

Periodo de mandato: 2011 – 2017

Partido Político: Alianza frente para la victoria.  


-Liliana Beatriz Fellner

Periodo de mandato: 2011 – 2017

Partido político: Alianza frente para la victoria


-Silvia del Rosario Giacoppo

Periodo de mandato: 2015 – 2017

Partido político: Unión cívica radical


Diputados Nacionales de Jujuy (6)


-Gabriela Romina Albornoz

Período de mandato: 2016 – 2017

Partido político: UCR


– Guillermo Snopek

Período de mandato: 2015 – 2019

Partido político: JUSTICIALISTA


– Alejandro Francisco Snopek

Período de mandato:

Partido político: Federal Unidos Por Una Nueva Argentina


– María Gabriela Burgos

Período de mandato: 2013 – 2017

Partido político: UCR


– Silvia Alejandra Martinez

Periodo de mandato: 2015 – 2019

Partido político: UCR


– Héctor Olindo Tentor

Periodo de mandato: 2013 – 2017

Partido político: JUSTICIALISTA


SALTA: Senadores( 3)


    – Maria Cristina del Valle Fiore Viñuales

             Periodo de mandato: 2013 -2019.

               Partido político: Alianza Frente para la victoria.

          -Juan Carlos Romero

           Periodo de mandato: 2013 – 2019

           Partido Político: Alianza Frente             popular salteño.


           -Rodolfo Julio Urtubey.

            Periodo de mandato: 2013 – 2019.

            Partido Político: Alianza frente  para la victoria.


           Diputados (7).                                  -Nestor Javier David.

Periodo de mandato: 2015 – 2019.  Partido político: Justicialista.


–  Guillermo Mario Durand Cornejo.

Periodo de mandato: 2013 – 2017.

Partido político: Union Pro.


-Evita Nelida Isa:

Periodo de mandato: 2013 – 2017.

Partido político: Justicialista.


– Pablo Francisco Juan Kosiner:

Período de mandato: 2015 – 2019.

Partido político: Justicialista.


-Pablo Sebastián López:

Periodo de mandato: 2013 – 2017.

Partido político: Frente de izquierda y de los trabajadores.


-Miguel Nanni:

Periodo de mandato: 2015 – 2019.

Partido político: UCR.


Alfredo Horacio Olmedo:

Periodo de mandato: 2015 – 2019.

Partido político: Salta somos todos.






  • José Jorge Alperovich. Partido: Frente para la victoria. Mandato: 2015 a 2021.
  • Silvia Beatriz Elías de Pérez. Partido: Cambiemos. Mandato: 2015 a 2021.
  • Beatriz Graciela Mirkin. Partido: Frente para la victoria. Mandato: 2015 a 2021.


  • Carrizo, Nilda Mabel. Partido: Frente para la victoria. Mandato: 2013 a 2017.
  • Casañas, Juan Francisco. Partido: Del bicentenario. Mandato: 2013 a 2017.
  • Gallardo, Miriam Graciela. Partido: Frente para la victoria. Mandato: 2013 a 2017.
  • Garretón, Facundo. Partido: Unión pro. Mandato: 2015 a 2019.
  • Masso, Federico Augusto. Partido: Libres del sur. Mandato: 2013 a 2017.
  • Orellana, José Fernando. Partido: Primero Tucumán. Mandato: 2015 a 2019.
  • Santillan, walter Marcelo. Partido: Frente para la victoria. Mandato: 2015 a 2019.
  • Soraire, Mirta Alicia. Partido: Frente para la victoria. Mandato: 2015 a 2019.
  • Villavicencio, María Teresita. Partido: Del bicentenario. Mandato: 2015 a 2019.


Tema B. Curiosidades Del Palacio Legislativo Nacional

  1. En el siglo 19 cuando el Congreso de la Nación todavía no estaba en funcionamiento, su lugar de encuentro de los senadores y diputados, donde se hacían todos los compromisos en otro lugar. Este, estaba ubicado al lado de la casa rosada, que hoy en día lo utilizan para la A.F.I.P. ( que es la Administración Federal de ingresos publicos).
  2. Existen dos tipos de períodos de sesiones, las sesiones ordinarias y las sesiones extraordinarias. Las ordinarias son aquellas que se realizan en fechas establecidas formalmente. Las sesiones extraordinarias son aquellas que se desarrollan sin fechas preestablecidas durante los recesos del Congreso de la Nación.
  3. La imprenta del Congreso De La Nación se encuentra en el subsuelo del Palacio. Esta imprime los Diarios de Sesiones de ambas Cámaras, Órdenes del día, Trámite Parlamentario, Diario de Asuntos Entrados, Boletín de Asuntos Entrados, Labor de las Comisiones y la tarea legislativa de senadores y diputados nacionales. Además, es internacionalmente reconocida por la calidad de sus encuadernaciones artesanales.
  4. El periodo de sesiones en el Poder Legislativo se refiere al periodo en el cual ambas cámaras se reúnen en sesiones ordinarias todos los años. La fecha exacta es desde el primero de marzo hasta el treinta de noviembre. También pueden ser sesiones extraordinarias, convocadas por el Presidente de la Nación o prorrogadas sus sesiones.


Tuesday 4th

Matías Ripoll and Tomás Braun

Chapter 19th

Make an evaluation on the chapter. Include between 7-10 questions NOT including any of the end of Chapter 9 or the ones found along the chapter.

1) Make a comparative chart between continuous and discontinuous variation.

2) What is mutation and what consequences does it bring?

3) What can you do to avoid mutation?

4) Why can we say that an animal or a plant that is well adapted to its environment is much more likely to survive than one that is not?

5) Which is Charles Darwin’s theory and what does it state?

6) Explain the differences between natural selection and artificial selection.

7) Which are the causes of genetic variation?

8) What was Charles Darwin’s evidence to prove his theory?