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    TEST DE EVALUACIN DE LA UNIDAD Discoveries and Inventions

    1. Name the inventions.

    a b c d

    e f g h

    2. Match the descriptions with the inventions. Draw lines to connect them.

    3. Complete this dialogue with questions in the past simple tense.

    invent do touch happen want attach travel be

    A: Why / you / do this experiment? ____________________________________________?

    B: Because I wanted to prove that lightning is a form of electricity.

    A: How / you / do that? ________________________________________________?

    B: I attached a pointed metal piece on the top of my kite and a metal key to the base of the string.

    A: What / happen / then? _______________________________________________?

    B: When lightning struck the kite, it travelled down the key and, there was a spark!

    A: you / touch/ the key? _________________________________________________?

    B: Yes, I did. And it was dangerous. Luckily, I didnt electrocute myself.

    A: What / you /invent/ with that? ____________________________________________?

    B: I invented the lighning rod, to protect buildings and ships from damage.

    1 This invention was the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

    2 Thanks to this invention everybody can take pictures.

    3 This kind of ship contributed to the explorations of the New World.

    4 Thanks to this invention we can talk to people in another place.

    5 We need them for our everyday life. The first ones were made of stone.6. With this invention buildings are protected from damage

    a the camera

    b the lightning rod

    c steam power machines

    d the caravel

    e tools.

    f the telephone

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    4. Writing

    Write a paragraph about Benjamin Franklins life. Youre given the facts in the present.

    5. Complete with the verbs in the simple past tense.

    Christopher Columbus (be) _________ an experienced sailor. He (believe) _________ the Earth was round

    and smaller than it is, and he (want)__________to travel across the Atlantic Ocean to China and India. He

    (not have) __________ships or money for his voyage, and he (ask)_________ King Ferdinand and Queen

    Isabella of Spain to help him. He(cross)___________ the Atlantic Ocean and (arrive)__________ in San

    Salvador. Columbus (not know) ____________ he was in America, and he (call) ___________the people

    Indians. He (explore)____________ Cuba and Haiti and (return) ____________ to Spain.

    Born: 1706Age 15: works at his brother's printing shopLater: opens own printing office1739: founds the first public library in Philadelphia1748: retires from printing and starts concentrating on science, experiments and inventions.Politician. 1778: signs the Declaration of Independence from England. 1787, the USConstitution.

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    6. Who is it?

    7. Classify the verbs in the past according to their sound.

    looked completed attacked saileddied started helped carried

    worried reached needed wanted

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    8. Classify the words according to their sound i ori:

    wheel rich key ship didreach sheep steam win click

    1. I was born in Venice I travelled to exotic places

    2. I was born in Britain I discovered penicillin

    3. I was a British explorer. I discovered the Victoria Falls.

    4. I sailed around the world and crossed the Atlantic Ocean

    5. I was the first explorer who reached the South Pole

    6. I reached the summit of Mount Everest.

    7. I was the first woman who travelled to space.

    8. I discovered the Hawaiian Islands and sailed the Pacific Ocean.

    a Edmund Hillary

    b Roal Amundsen

    c Captain Cook

    d Alexander Fleming

    e Marco Polo

    f Dr. Livingstone

    g F. Magellan

    h V. Tereskova

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    Solutions:Exercise1.

    a. aeroplaneb. magnetic compassc. (electric) bulbd. printing press

    e. wheelf. paperg. telephoneh. fire

    Exercise 2.

    Exercise 3.Questions:

    Why did you do this experiment?

    How did you do that?

    What happened then?

    Did you touch the key?

    What did you do with that?

    Exercise 4. (Suggested answers)

    He was born in Boston in 1706. At the age of 15, he worked at his brothers printing shop. Later, he opened

    his own printing office.

    In 1739, he founded the first public library in Philadelphia.

    In 1748, he retired from printing and started concentrating on science, experiments and inventions.

    He was a politician/He was interested in politics (as well). In 1778, he signed the Declaration of

    Independence from England. And in 1787, he signed the United States Constitution.

    Exercise 5.

    Christopher Columbus was an experienced sailor. He believedthe Earth was round and smaller than it is,

    and he wantedto travel across the Atlantic Ocean to China and India. He didnt have ships or money for his

    voyage, and he asked King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain to help him. He crossedthe Atlantic

    Ocean and arrivedin San Salvador. Columbus didnt know he was in America, and he calledthe people

    Indians. He exploredCuba and Haiti and returnedto Spain.

    1 This invention was the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.2 Thanks to this invention everybody can take pictures.3 This kind of ship contributed to the explorations of the New World.4 Thanks to this invention we can talk to people in another place.5 We need them for our everyday life. The first ones were made of stone.6. With this invention buildings are protected from damage

    c steam power machinesa the camerad the caravelf the telephonee tools.b the lightning rod

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    Execise 6.

    Exercise 7..

    Exercise 8.

    1. I was born in Venice I travelled to exotic places2. I was born in Britain I discovered penicillin3. I was a British explorer. I discovered the Victoria Falls.4. I sailed around the world and crossed the Atlantic Ocean5. I was the first explorer who reached the South Pole6. I reached the summit of Mount Everest.7. I was the first woman who travelled to space.8. I discovered the Hawaian Islands and sailed the Pacific Ocean.

    e Marco Polod Alexander Flemingf Dr. Livingstoneg F. Magellanb Roal Amundsena Edmund Hillaryh V. Tereskovac Captain Cook

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    looked

    helped

    attacked

    reached

    - d

    died

    carried

    worried

    sailed

    - ed

    started

    needed

    wanted

    completed

    i:win

    shipdidclickrich

    iwheelsheepsteamkeyreach