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20 potential questions you can get in a Reading Comprehension task

Practice makes perfect!

You need to have solid language skills (of course!) but at the same time you need to make sure you understand and practice the type of questions you will have to answer in a Reading Comprehension test if you want to score highly.
This is a summary of some of the more typical questions you can find in a Reading Comprehension test.
When taking this type of assessment you also need to know what it is expected from you: in this case we are testing your ability to comprehend/understand what you are reading and not your writing skills. This justify that some teachers don't pay much attention to your grammar, sentence structures... when grading this type of papers. But remember: don't relax and try your best!


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1
Basándose en el sentido general del texto, elija la opción correcta
Basing your answers on the general meaning of the text, choose the most appropriate option
2
Busque  la palabra del texto que significa (sinónimos, antónimos y/o definiciones)
Find the Word which means (synonyms, antonyms and/or definitions)
3
Clasifique las respuestas según se refieran a X o Y
Classify the answers according to whether they refer to X or Y
4
Complete el cuadro
Complete the table
5
CUIDADO: Hay más frases de las necesarias
WATCH OUT: you won’t need all the sentences
6
Debe dar  tres palabras/razones para obtener un punto
You need to provide three words/reasons to gain one mark
7
Conteste a las preguntas siguientes, indicando si son Verdaderas o Falsas, incluyendo la justificación
Answer the following questions indicating whether they are True or False, with justification
8
Escriba las palabras que justifican su respuesta
Write the words which justify your answer
9
Faltan algunas palabras
There are some words missing
10
Resuma uno o varios párrafos en oraciones
Summary sentences with different paragraphs of the text
11
Relacione las dos mitades de una oración
Match up two halves of a sentence
12
Indique en cada grupo cuál es la palabra con un significado distinto al de las otras
Indicate which word from each group has a different meaning
13
Indique las frases que mejor corresponden a lo que ocurre al final de la historia
Indicate the sentences which best describe what happens at the end of the story
14
Ser consciente de los elementos cohesivos/conectores que dan coherencia a un texto
Be aware of the cohesive devices that give a coherence to a text
15
Escriba la letra correspondiente en las Casillas
Enter the appropriate letter into the boxes
16
Relacione los espacios numerados con una de las palabras de la siguiente lista
Match up the numbered spaces with one of the words from the following list
17
Relacione a una persona con una afirmación
Match up a person with a  statement
18
Seleccione las frases apropiadas de entre las que vienen a continuación
Select the appropriate sentences from the ones below
19
Preguntas de respuesta corta
Short-answer questions
20
Relacione ideas o secuencias con imágenes
Match up ideas or sequences with pictures

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Expressions in Spanish: Ser más lento que una tortuga

To learn expressions in the target language is essential because native speakers do use them all the time. 
Expressions are used in formal and informal speech. 
A language learner that is using expressions transmits certain information about him/her that is implied. Students communicating effectively with expressions show a deeper understanding of the language and also of the target culture.
This expression is just a comparison. A turtle is slow, doesn't go fast.
Sometimes expressions make sense in your native language others don't. It could be similar to phrasal verbs in English (just to some extent). So sometimes you will have to use just your memory to internalize them (you can use multiple techniques to do it, like acronyms, connect the expression to an image...)
What can we use expressions for?
For showing our proficiency in a language. Once you have mastered a certain number of expressions and include them in your interactions you are ready to go beyond the language borders.
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Stop and Think: Miguel de Unamuno

Nurture your students minds through crucial people that show and demonstrate the IB Learner Profile.
Inspiring our students is a core task for a teacher and a challenge every year.

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Tongue Twisters: a funny resource to learn a language

A tongue twister is really useful for acquiring a second language. 
But what a tongue twister is?
We can define it as a sequence of words difficult to pronounce fast and correctly. So we can benefit from it to help our students improve on their pronunciation and fluency. From a more informal point of view, we could say Tongue Twisters are the perfect tool to exercise our students tongues, and we can also use them to enrich our students vocabulary.
On one hand tongue twisters are linguistic tools but in the other hand are also cultural representations of the target country/language. 
They can be considered generally as a tool to improve on pronunciation and fluency and specifically a tool to improve on pronunciation of particular sounds isolated.
We can also use a particular tongue twister to work on specific tough sounds for our students. This is the case of the Spanish "R" pronounced as "RR" in certain cases. Using this little tongue twister [you can use any other one you find or make up for this purpose] we will help our students to improve their pronunciation on this difficult sound setting the stress bar low.
Por desenredar el enredo que ayer enredé, 
hoy enredo el desenredo que desenredé ayer.

Hay una rara palmera paramera en el páramo.
(Trabalenguas para practicar la R y con vocabulario específico de Venezuela)
Glosario: 
Tongue twisters to practice the "R" sound:

Sites with tonge twisters in Spanish:

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