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Pruebas Puertorriqueas de Aprovechamiento Acadmico 2012 11th Grade English as a Second Language Script for Practice Questions - Listening

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(Narrator): With these practice questions, you will show how well you can understand spoken English.

(Pause 2 seconds) (Narrator): Directions: In this practice question, you will listen to a question or statement. Then, choose the answer to each question or statement. Mark the letter of the correct answer on your answer sheet.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 1.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen carefully to the following question and the sentences that follow. Choose the sentence that is correct. Mark the correct answer on your answer sheet.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Man): What kind of music do you like?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Woman): A My mom can play the guitar. B I enjoy watching live concerts. C Music videos feature different performers. D I enjoy listening to salsa music. (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the question and the sentences again.

(Pause 3 seconds)

English Grade 11 Listening Practice Questions 2012

(Man repeats the question, Narrator repeats the prompt, and Woman repeats the answers) (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Choose the letter of the correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet.

(Pause 5 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 2.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen carefully to the following statement and the sentences that follow. Choose the sentence that best completes the statement. Mark the correct answer on your answer sheet.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Teenage girl): There have been some serious discussions about saving the rainforests in Puerto Rico. (Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Man): A I know, and I am concerned about them, too. B I like to stay indoors when it rains. C I know where to find a rainforest. D I am concerned about going to visit one.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the statement and the sentences again.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Teenage girl repeats the sentence, Narrator repeats the prompt, and Man repeats the answers)

English Grade 11 Listening Practice Questions 2012

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Choose the letter of the correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet.

(Pause 5 seconds) (Narrator): Directions: In these practice questions, you will listen to a passage. Then, listen to and answer the questions for the passage. Mark the letter of the correct answer on your answer sheet.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to a passage about going to a concert. You will answer questions 3 through 5 based on this passage.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Man): Toms slid into the front seat of the car and inserted the key into the ignition, while Celia got in on the passenger side, glancing at him. She was planning to listen to her music on the way to the concert, but when she leaned forward to put her CD in the player, her extremely irritated older brother shook his head. No Celia! If I have to take you to this concert, I get to select the music! Although Celia did not appreciate her brothers terrible attitude, she was not going to allow anything to ruin her blissful mood. She had been counting the weeks, then days, and finally the hours to this concert since her Aunt Rosario had surprised her with tickets three months ago. She was so excited that her favorite singer was coming to play in San Juan. Unfortunately, Aunt Rosario had sprained her ankle yesterday and had had to cancel unexpectedly. Celia had gone from simple disappointment to panic; how was she going to get to the concert? She was not old enough to drive, and she knew her parents wouldnt go with her. That was when she thought of Toms. He owed her a giant favor from when she had found his misplaced research paper last week. Celia loved the singer and listened to his music every possible moment, singing along to both his Spanish and English lyrics. The chance to see him on stage, singing each song in person, was the most exciting thing that had ever English Grade 11 Listening Practice Questions 2012 3

happened to her, and she thought she might burst from anticipation. Just then, she thought of something that might cheer up her gloomy brother. Toms, she said softly, "I know you're not excited about this concert, but I have a surprise for you. Because you are the best big brother in the world, I bought you a special gift. I know how much you and your friends love going to the fall festival and riding the rides, so here are two tickets for you!" Toms thought for a moment and then began chuckling. Youre alright for a little sister, Celia, he admitted. "Thanks. And...can you keep a secret?" "Of course," replied Celia. "Tell me!" "Tonight's concert will be fun. It's not my favorite type of music, but at least I didn't have to do my chores tonight. This is a pretty good trade-off, come to think of it!" exclaimed Toms. "Oh, brother," said Celia, laughing.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 3. Now listen to the question.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Why did Celia ask Toms to take her to the concert?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A She enjoys spending time with her brother. B She didnt want to go with Aunt Rosario. C She knew her brother would want to go. D She couldnt find anyone else to take her. (Pause 3 seconds)

English Grade 11 Listening Practice Questions 2012

(Narrator):

Choose the letter of the correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 4. Now listen to the question.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Why is Celia excited about going to the concert?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A She is glad Toms is going. B She is a huge fan of the singer. C She is glad Aunt Rosario is not going. D She cant wait to see her friends there. (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Choose the letter of the correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 5. Now listen to the question.

(Pause 3 seconds): (Narrator): How did Tomss attitude change at the END of the story?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A He realized that he and his sister would have fun at the concert. B He decided not to take Celia to the concert. C He began to sing along to the music. D He realized that Celia would now owe him a favor.

English Grade 11 Listening Practice Questions 2012

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Choose the letter of the correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the passage, the questions, and the answer choices again.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Man repeats the passage and Narrator repeats the questions and the answer options.) (Pause 10 seconds) This is the end of the 11th grade listening practice questions. Put your pencil on your desk and wait for instructions from your teacher.

(Narrator):

English Grade 11 Listening Practice Questions 2012

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