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Pruebas Puertorriqueas de Aprovechamiento Acadmico 2011 6th Grade English as a Second Language Script for Practice Test Listening

Section (Section 1)
(Narrator): This is the English Listening Test for 6th grade. In this section of the test, you will show how well you understand spoken English. The Listening section has three parts.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Part One

(Pause 2 seconds) (Narrator): Directions: In this part of the test, you will listen to a short sentence or question followed by four answer choices. 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 to the following sentence.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): It had been a long winter, but finally, the snow on the ground was melting

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Which of the following options makes sense about the sentence you just listened to?

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

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(Narrator): A It was cold. B C It was Fall. It was snowing.

D It was Spring. (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the sentence, the question, and the answer choices again.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator repeats the sentence, 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 question number 2.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the following sentence.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Woman): Sergio lives two blocks away from Jaimes house.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Which question does the sentence answer?

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

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(Narrator): A Are Jaime and Sergio friends? B How often does Jaime go to Sergios house? C Does Jaime like to walk to Sergios house? D How far is Sergios house? (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the sentence, the question, and the answer choices again.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Woman repeats the sentence 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 question number 3.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the following statement.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Woman): Kathy said, I do, Sandy.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): What did Sandy ask?

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

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A Does George have scissors? B C Who brought their scissors? Does anyone have scissors?

D Who can cut the paper? (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the sentence and the answer choices again.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Woman repeats the sentence 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):

Part Two

(Pause 2 seconds) (Narrator): Directions: In this part of the test, you will listen to a short paragraph or passage followed by several questions. Each question will be followed by four answer choices. Mark the letter of the correct answer for each question on your answer sheet.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for questions 4 and 5.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the following story. You will be answering questions 4 and 5 based on the information from the story.

(Pause 3 seconds)

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(Woman):

Today was the party Tanya had been waiting for all week long. But she was not herself today. She was going crazy because she had so many things to do. She had to get her hair done at the salon before she picked up her party dress from the dry cleaners. AND she had to shower before leaving the house. Tanya decided to have breakfast before doing anything else, so she wouldnt get hungry while running her errands.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 4.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): According to the story, which of the following options is correct?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A Tanya had breakfast during her shower. B Tanya had breakfast in front of her shower. C Tanya had breakfast before her shower. D Tanya had breakfast ahead of her shower. (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 5.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the following question about the story.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Where is Tanyas dress?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Now read the answer choices in your test booklet silently to yourself.

(Pause 15 seconds)

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Which option has the word where spelled correctly? Mark the letter of the correct answer on your answer sheet. (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A were B C wear ware

D where (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): Part Three

(Pause 2 seconds) (Narrator): Directions: In this part of the test, you will listen to four passages. When each passage 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 6 and 7.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen carefully to the following story. You will be answering questions 6 and 7 based on the information from the story.

(Pause 3 seconds)

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(Man):

Tony went to his familys restaurant to help out for the day. They usually got very busy on the weekends. His father asked him to clean the tables and chairs. Tony put his apron on and got to work. Before guests started arriving, all the salt and pepper shakers had to be filled. For the rest of the day, Tony would help hand out menus and pick up dishes from the tables. He did such a good job that his father asked him to help him the following day, too. Tony said hed be glad to do so.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 6.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): What was Tony doing on the weekend?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A helping his family clean furniture B C helping his father wash dishes helping at his familys restaurant

D helping his father clean the kitchen (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 7.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): From the options below, which is correct?

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

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(Narrator): A Tony had to clean the tables before the chairs. B Tony had to clean the tables and chairs. C Tony had to clean under the tables and chairs. D Tony had to clean the tables or chairs. (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the story, the questions, and the answer choices again.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Man 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 8 through 10.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen carefully to the following passage. You will be answering questions 8 through 10 based on the information from the passage.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Man): All life on Earth depends greatly on water. It is easy to think that we have plenty of water, since most of the Earths surface is covered by water. However, of all the water on the planet, only a small fraction is available for us to use. Ninety-seven percent of all the water on Earth is salt water, which we cannot drink or use to water crops. Of the remaining water that we can use, only 1% is fresh water. Most fresh water is frozen in icebergs and icecaps, and some is too far underground for us to get to. In addition, our water is being contaminated daily by none other than ourselves. (Pause 3 seconds)

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(Narrator):

Look for question number 8.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Earths salt water is mostly

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A in icecaps. B C far underground. in the oceans.

D traveling through rivers. (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 9.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): According to the passage, who is contaminating our water?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A the dirt in the ground is B C no one is particles in the ice are

D we are (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 10.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): According to the passage, which is TRUE?

(Pause 3 seconds)

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(Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A Most of the water on Earth is salty. B Nobody knows where most of the fresh water is. C Icebergs are made up of salt water. D Crops can be watered with any kind of water. (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 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 11 through 14.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the letter Nana wrote Nancy. You will be answering questions 11 through 14 based on the information from the letter.

(Pause 3 seconds)

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(Woman): Dear Nancy, I was so happy to receive your letter. I am also looking forward to my visit next month. I wouldnt miss your birthday for anything in the world. The picture you sent me is beautiful. You look so much like your mother when she was your age. She also loved horseback riding, and I hear shes still very good at it. Are you excited about your birthday? Its not every day that one turns ten years old! Oh, how time flies! July is a wonderful month to have a party! It will be perfect swimming weather. When I get there, we can go shopping for your new bathing suit. It is a grandmothers job to spoil her grandkids! Your grandfather sends his love. Hugs and kisses, Nana (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 11.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Where is Nancy going to have her party?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A at her school B C in the mountains at a pool

D in a building (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 12.

(Pause 3 seconds)

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(Narrator):

Which option shows the correct way to express the order of events in the story?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A Nana writes the letter after Nancy receives it. B Nana mails the letter and writes it. C Nancy gets the letter before Nana wrote it. D Nana wrote the letter and mailed it to Nancy. (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 13.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): When is Nana going to visit?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A next week B C in July tomorrow

D in September (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 14.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): (Woman): Listen to the following sentence from the story. Oh, how time flies!

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(Narrator):

According to the story, what does this sentence mean?

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

(Narrator): A how fast time goes by B C how flying takes time how flies tell time

D how fast flies fly (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen to the letter, the questions, and the answer choices again.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Woman repeats the letter 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 15 through 18.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Listen carefully to the following story. You will be answering questions 15 through 18 based on the information from the story.

(Pause 3 seconds)

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(Man):

On long weekends, if their daughters made good grades at school, Carmens parents would take them to visit their aunt. She had a wonderful country home far from the city. Carmen felt such freedom when she visited the country. She wasnt like her sisters at all. She didnt make friends as easily as they did and couldnt talk to just anyone. But in the country, there WAS a friend she could talk to easily. Millie, Carmens friend from the country was special, but she was far from being like anyone else. Millie was actually a horse. Throughout the years, they had gotten to know each other very well. And even though Millie didnt talk back with words, Carmen understood her perfectly. Carmen knew Millie loved apples and long walks. She knew when Millie wanted to be brushed or when she was tired. And Millie always knew how Carmen was feeling. If Carmen was sad, Millie would push at her gently with her cheek. If Carmen was happy, Millie smiled at her with her eyes. Maybe their friendship was unlike any other. But that didnt matter. Carmen knew that it was just as special.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 15.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Which of the characters loved to eat apples?

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A Carmens aunt B C Millie Carmen

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

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Why did Carmen like the country so much?

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(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A She liked the fresh air. B C She liked getting away from the city. She liked trees.

D She liked visiting her friend Millie. (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 17.

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

(Pause 3 seconds) (Note: Pause 2 seconds between options) (Narrator): A in the city B C in the car in the country

D in the school (Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Look for question number 18.

(Pause 3 seconds) (Narrator): Why didnt Millie talk?

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

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(Narrator): A She was a horse. B C She was shy. She didnt want to.

D She was angry. (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) This is the end of the 6th grade listening test. Put your pencil on your desk and wait for instructions from your teacher.

(Narrator):

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