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Pruebas Puertorriqueas de Aprovechamiento Acadmico 2011 4th Grade English as a Second Language Script for Practice Test Listening

Section (Section 1)
(Narrator): This is the English Listening Test for 4th grade. In this section of the test, you will show how well you understand spoken English. The Listening section has two parts.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Part One

(Pause 2 seconds) (Narrator): Directions: In this part of the test, you will listen to a paragraph or short story. Then, listen to and answer the questions for each story or paragraph. 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 story. You will be answering question 1 based on the information from the story.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Boy): Gabriel rides the bus to school every morning. His mother wakes him up at 6 a.m. She first makes him shower and get dressed. Then, she cooks him oatmeal for breakfast. By 7 a.m., the bus is already waiting outside.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Now listen to question number 1.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): How does Gabriel get to school?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options)

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(Narrator): A His mother drives him. B C He walks. He rides his bike.

D He takes the bus. (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the story, the question, and the answer choices again.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Boy repeats the story and Narrator repeats the question and the answer choices.) (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Now, choose the letter of the correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet.

(Pause 5 seconds)

(Narrator):

Look for questions 2 and 3.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen carefully to the following paragraph. You will be answering questions 2 and 3 based on the information from the paragraph.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Man): Postage stamps, like the ones we put on letters, were first used in England about 150 years ago. A man named Roland Hill invented the first stamps. They had glue on the back. The stamps cost one penny, and the sender bought the stamp. Before that time, the person who received the letter paid the postage.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Now listen to question number 2.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Before stamps, who paid the postage?

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(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A the person who sent the letter B C the post office the person who received the letter

D the country of England (Pause 3 seconds)

(Narrator):

Now listen to question number 3.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): How much did the FIRST stamps cost?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A five cents B C one penny nothing

D one dollar (Pause 3 seconds)

(Narrator):

Listen to the paragraph, the questions, and the answer choices again.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Man repeats the paragraph and Narrator repeats the questions and the answer choices.) (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Now, choose the letter of the correct answer for each question and mark it on your answer sheet.

(Pause 5 seconds)

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(Narrator):

Look for questions 4 through 6.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen carefully to the following story. You will be answering questions 4 through 6 based on the information from the story.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Meeting the Author

(Pause 2 seconds) (Woman): Teresa and her mother were at the library of Teresas school. They had been standing in line for an hour, but Teresa did not mind. It was worth the chance to meet her favorite author, Carmen Bernier-Grand. She had written In the Shade of the Nispero Tree. Teresa had read the book five times. She hoped to be a writer some day, too. Finally, it was Teresas turn. She gave her book to Mrs. Bernier-Grand for her to sign. Although she felt scared, she breathed in and asked, Maam, did you always know you would be an author? Mrs. Bernier-Grand smiled. When I was growing up, I had no clue I was going to be a writer. Do you have some advice for children who want to be writers? You have a story to tell, the author replied. If youre passionate about it, TELL IT! Do so with all your heart. Teresa smiled. She could not wait to tell her story. She flew home so she could start. (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Now listen to question number 4.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Who is the MAIN character in the story?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options)

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(Narrator): A a young writer B C Mrs. Bernier-Grand Teresas mother

D Teresa (Pause 3 seconds)

(Narrator):

Now listen to question number 5.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Why did Teresa smile at the END of the story?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A She felt passionate about writing her story. B She wanted to read the book again. She was glad to leave Mrs. BernierGrand. D She liked Mrs. Bernier-Grand. (Pause 3 seconds) C

(Narrator):

Now listen to question number 6.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): What is the SETTING of the story?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options)

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(Narrator): A Teresas bedroom B C Mrs. Bernier-Grands house Teresas school

D Teresas home (Pause 3 seconds)

(Narrator):

Listen to the story, the questions, and the answer choices again.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Woman repeats the story and Narrator repeats the questions and the answer choices.) (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Now, choose the letter of the correct answer for each question and mark it on your answer sheet.

(Pause 5 seconds)

(Narrator):

Look for questions 7 and 8.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen carefully to the following story. You will be answering questions 7 and 8 based on the information from the story.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Boy): Jorge wants to send a postcard to his friend Marco. First, he turns the card over. On the left side of the card, he writes a short message. He wants to tell Marco how much fun he is having on vacation. Next, on the right side, he writes Marcos name and address. Finally, he puts a stamp on the postcard and mails it.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Now listen to question number 7.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Where should you write your friends address?

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(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A on the left side of the postcard B C on the front of the postcard on the right side of the postcard

D on the top of the postcard (Pause 3 seconds)

(Narrator):

Now listen to question number 8.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Why does Jorge want to send a postcard to Marco?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A He wants to send Marco a message about his vacation. B He wants to learn how to send a postcard. C He wants to learn Marcos address. D He wants Marco to be his friend. (Pause 3 seconds)

(Narrator):

Listen to the story, the questions, and the answer choices again.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Boy repeats the story and Narrator repeats the questions and the answer choices) (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Now, choose the letter of the correct answer for each question and mark it on your answer sheet.

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(Pause 5 seconds)

(Narrator):

Part Two

(Pause 2 seconds) (Narrator): Directions: In this part of the test, you will listen to a paragraph or story. When each paragraph or story is finished, you will listen to several questions, each followed by four answer choices. Mark the letter of the correct answer on your answer sheet.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for questions 9 through 12.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen carefully to the following story. You will be answering questions 9 through 12 based on the information from the story.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): The Lost Shoes

(Pause 2 seconds) (Woman): Miguel was getting dressed. It was time for him to go to school. Miguel had to put on his clothes. He put on his pants and put on his shirt. He put on his socks but he couldnt find his shoes! They were not in his room. Miguel looked everywhere. The shoes were not outside and they were not in the kitchen. Where were they? Miguel asked his mother. She said she hadnt seen them. Then, Miguel heard clomp, clomp in the hall. He ran to the hall and saw his baby sister. She was walking in his shoes! They looked so big on her. She looked like a clown. Miguel just laughed and laughed. Then, he lifted his sister out of his shoes, so he could put them on. He wanted to wear his shoes to school. (Pause 3 seconds)

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(Narrator):

Now listen to question number 9.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Who is the MAIN character in the story?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A Miguels mother B C Miguels sister Miguel

D Miguels teacher (Pause 3 seconds)

(Narrator):

Now listen to question number 10.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Where does the story take place?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A Miguels house B C a shoe store at school

D the park (Pause 3 seconds)

(Narrator):

Look for question number 11.

(Pause 2 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to this sentence from the story.

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(Pause 3 seconds) (Woman): He wanted to wear his shoes to school.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): How do you spell the word wear as it is used in this sentence? Mark the letter of the correct answer on your answer sheet. (Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A weer B C where wer

D wear (Pause 3 seconds)

(Narrator):

Look for question number 12.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Put the following events in the order they occurred in the story.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between the sentences)

I.
II. III.

Miguel lifted his sister out of his shoes. Miguel looked outside for the shoes. Miguel heard clomp, clomp.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Now listen to the answer choices.

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(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) A I, II, III B C II, III, I III, II, I

D I, III, II (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the story, the questions, and the answer choices again.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Woman repeats the story and Narrator repeats the questions and the answers.) (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Now, choose the letter of the correct answer for each question and mark it on your answer sheet.

(Pause 5 seconds)

(Narrator):

Look for questions 13 through 15.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen carefully to the following story. You will be answering questions 13 through 15 based on the information from the story.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): A Trip Inside the Caves

(Pause 2 seconds)

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(Man):

Julio looked down at the map of Puerto Rico again. He had to write about an interesting place that he would like to visit. His mind was blank. He could not think of one place. And he had lived in Puerto Rico his whole life! Just then Julio saw something new. It was a star next to a river called the Ro Camuy. He looked closer. It was near Arecibo and Aguadilla. When he got home from school, he talked to his mom and sister about it. They didnt know much, so he looked it up on his computer. To his surprise, the Ro Camuy was one of the worlds biggest underground rivers. It flowed underground through more than 200 caves. Some of the caves were huge, while others were too small to reach. Only nine miles of it had been explored so far. Julio smiled. He knew exactly what he was going to write about now.

(Pause 3 seconds)

(Narrator):

Look for question number 13.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): What does the author mean when he says, His mind was blank?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A Julios mind was a piece of paper. B C Julios head was empty. Julios mind was filled with ideas.

D Julio could not think of anything. (Pause 3 seconds)

(Narrator):

Look for question number 14.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Put the following events in order as they occurred in the story.

(Pause 3 seconds)

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(Note: Pause 2 seconds between each sentence) (Narrator):

Julio knows what he will write about. II. Julio looks at a map. (Pause 3 seconds) III. Julio looks up the Ro Camuy on his computer.
(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Now listen to the answer choices.

I.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) A I, II, III B C II, III, I III, II, I

D I, III, II (Pause 3 seconds)

(Narrator):

Look for question number 15.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): What happened in this story?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options)

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(Narrator): A Julio researched Ro Camuy. Then, he visited it. B Julio studied Ro Camuy in class. Later, he decided to take a vacation in Aguadilla. C Julio studied Ro Camuy. Then, he told his mom about it. D Julio researched Ro Camuy. Afterward, he decided to write his paper about it. (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the story, the questions, and the answer choices again.

(Man repeats the story and Narrator repeats the questions and the answer choices.) (Narrator): Now, choose the letter of the correct answer for each question and mark it on your answer sheet.

(Pause 5 seconds)

(Narrator):

Look for questions 16 through 18.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen carefully to the following paragraph. You will be answering questions 16 through 18 based on the information from the passage.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Man): The word face can have a lot of different meanings. People and many animals, like dogs and cats, have faces. A clock has a face. The front of a building is sometimes called the face. The side of a mountain may be called a face, like the north face of the mountain or the snowy face of the mountain.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 16.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): What question does this paragraph answer?

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(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A How many animals have faces? Where is the snowy face of a mountain? C What are the different meanings of the word face? D Why is the front of a building called a face? (Pause 3 seconds) B

(Narrator):

Look for question number 17.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): What is the main idea of this paragraph?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A A clock has a face. B The word face is used in many ways. C Dogs and cats have faces. D The word face is important in English. (Pause 3 seconds)

(Narrator):

Look for question number 18.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Which part of a building is called the face?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options)

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(Narrator): A the front B C the top the side

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

(Man repeats the passage and Narrator repeats the questions and the answer choices.) (Narrator): Now, choose the letter of the correct answer for each question and mark it on your answer sheet.

(Pause 5 seconds) This is the end of the 4th grade listening test. Put your pencil on your desk and wait for instructions from your teacher.

(Narrator):

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