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Quizzing Edgar
Examinando a Edgar

PRIMER PASO: En esta primera etapa concéntrate en el audio tratando de captar el sentido general de los comentarios. Por favor, no leas ahora la transcripción que se encuentra más abajo.

 

Quizzing Edgar
Examinando a Edgar

SEGUNDO PASO: En esta segunda etapa, escucha el audio mientras lees la transcripción. Concéntrate en la entonación y ritmo de las frases.

Jeane:

Look. Here's a quiz on events of the twentieth century.

Edgar:

Oh, let me give it a try. I'm good at history.

Jeane:

All right. First question: When did World War I begin?

Edgar:

I think it began in 1917.

Jeane:

OK. And how long has the United Nations been in existence?

Edgar:

Uh, since Kennedy became president in 1961.

Jeane:

Hmm. Next question: How long was the Berlin Wall up?

Edgar:

Well, they built it right after World War II, and it came down in 1989, so it was up for 44 years. Uh, how am I doing so far?

Jeane:

Not very well. None of your answers is correct!

Edgar:

So what are the correct answers, then?

Jeane:

Well, World War I began in 1914 and ended in 1918.

Edgar:

Oh, that's right.

Jeane:

And the United Nations was formally established in 1945, following the end of World War II.

Edgar:

And the Berlin Wall?

Jeane:

Well, it did come down in 1989, but it wasn't built until 1961; so it was up for 28 years.

Edgar:

Did I say I was good at history? Um, I meant geography.

 

VOCABULARY

quiz: cuestionario; quizzing: examinando; events: acontecimientos; let me give it a try: déjame intentarlo; World War I: Primera Guerra Mundial; World War II: Segunda Guerra Mundial; in existence: existente; since: desde que; Berlin Wall: Muro de Berlín:  up: en pie, erigido;  right after: inmediatamente después de; it came down: cayó, fue derribado;  how am I doing so far?: ¿cómo me está yendo hasta ahora?; none: ninguna; ended: finalizó; formally: formalmente; following: tras de; I meant geography: me referia a geografia.

 

Activity 116: Basándote en los comentarios anteriores, selecciona las opciones más adecuadas para cada oración. Verifica luego las respuestas correctas.

1.

Jeane is quizzing Edgar on ...

4.

How long did World War I last?

  some geographical features.
 
special historical events.
  events in the 19th century.

  Three years.
  Four years.
  Five years.

2.

How many of his answers are wrong?

5.

When was the Berlin Wall built?

  Two of them.
 
All of them.
 
None of them.

  In 1917.
  In 1945.
 
In 1961.

3.

What isn't Edgar good at?

6.

The United Nations was established ...

  History.
 
Geography.
 
Politics.

  following the end of World War I.
  when World War II ended.
  at the end of the World War.

En la página siguiente Mr.Grammar explicará TIME REFERENCE IN THE PAST.

 

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