martes, 19 de febrero de 2013

February 20th, 2013.



HELLO STUDENTS
HAVE A GOOD DAY!
LET'S CONTINUE STUDYING SOMETHING ABOUT FAMOUS PEOPLE.
PLEASE, DO THE EXERCISE AND WRITE ON YOUR NOTEBOOK ONLY THE ANSWERS.
 

Bill Gates
He's the most famous businessman in the world. Many pages have been written about how he has dominated the revolution in personal computing. But we know little about him as a person. Here's a familiar anecdote which may show his personality: when Bill Gates was in the sixth grade, his parents decided that he needed some kind of help. He was at war with his mother Mary, an extrovert woman who believed that he should do what she told him. She would call him to dinner from his bedroom, which she had given up trying to make him clean, but he wouldn't respond.

"What are you doing?" she once asked him.

"I'm thinking," Bill answered.

"You're thinking?"

"Yes, Mom, I’m thinking," he said aggressively. "Have you tried thinking?"

Finally, his parents decided to send him to a psychologist. The psychologist concluded that Bill was extremely intelligent. After a one year session and a large amount of tests, the psychologist told Bill’s parents: "You're going to lose. You had better adjust to it because there’s no use trying to punish him. It's useless to try to compete with him." A lot of computer companies have concluded the same.

Bill Gates

Click on the correct answer



1 COMPREHENSION

Do we know much about his non-professional life? Why?


Yes. A lot has been written about his computing revolution.


Yes. Because he is a very famous person. You can see him on TV, the news or the Internet.


No. Because there is very little information about his private life.


Yes. This text shows an anecdote.


No. Because he has got problems with his mother and his psychologist.

2 COMPREHENSION

Why did Bill’s parents think that he needed a psychologist?


Because he talked to his mother aggressively and didn't do what she told him.


Because he liked computers a lot and spent all day playing with them.


Because he was in the sixth grade and his parents were worried.


Because he was very intelligent.


Because he wanted to be a businessman

3 COMPREHENSION

Why did the psychologist conclude that it was useless to compete with Bill?


Because a great number of computer companies can't compete with him.


Because punishing him was not a solution, he had his own ideas.


Because his parents were not very intelligent.


Because Bill didn't want to compete with his parents.


Because he was very slow; he spent a year answering tests.

4 LEXICON

Find in the texts the world which has the following definition: "complete or drastic change of the methods, conditions, etc."


war


psychologist


amount


anecdote


revolution

5 LEXICON

Find one synonym in the text for SORT.


kind


little


help


personality


intelligent

6 LEXICON

Find one synonym in the text for CLEVER.


intelligent


aggressively


same


clean


personal

7 LEXICON

Give one opposite of USELESS.


new


ineffective


useful


vain


frantic

8 GRAMMAR

PUT the following sentence into ACTIVE VOICE: "Many pages have been written about Bill Gates".


Many pages are being written about Bill Gates.


Somebody will write many pages about Bill Gates.


Bill Gates writes many pages.


Bill Gates has written many pages.


They have written many pages about Bill Gates.

9 GRAMMAR

PUT the following into REPORTED SPEECH: "What are you doing, Bill?" his mother asked him.


His mother asked that what was he doing.


His mother asked him: "what are you doing, Bill?"


His mother asked him what he was doing.


His mother asked him that what was he doing.


His mother asked him what was she doing

10 GRAMMAR

JOIN the following sentences with a RELATIVE: "He was at war with his mother, Mary. She was an extrovert woman"


Mary was an extrovert woman who was at war with his mother.


He was at war with his mother but Mary was an extrovert woman


He was at war with his mother, Mary, who was an extrovert woman


He was at war with his mother, Mary, an extrovert woman.


He was at war with his mother because she was an extrovert woman.

11 GRAMMAR

Use the VERBS in brackets correctly: "If Bill’s parents (NOT SEND) him to the psychologist, they (NOT KNOW) why he was so aggressive."


If Bill’s parents had not sent him to the psychologist, they wouldn't have known why he was so aggressive.


If Bill’s parents would not send him to the psychologist, they wouldn't have known why he was so aggressive.


If Bill’s parents didn't send him to the psychologist, they wouldn't have known why he was so aggressive.


If Bill’s parents would not send him to the psychologist, they wouldn't have known why he was so aggressive.


If Bill’s parents had not sent him to the psychologist, they hadn't known why he was so aggressive.



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