viernes, 21 de noviembre de 2014

University Entrance Examination. IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION IN SPAIN.


2nd year of Bachillerato
(Selectividad) University Entrance Examination. Text 3. IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION IN SPAIN.

Most Common mistakes found
(How could we learn a better way of doing things, if we never make mistakes?)



MISTAKE
TYPE
CORRECTION
*The immigration is...
(GR.)
Immigration is...
*all persons
GR. / VOC.
Everybody / everyone
*all things
GR. /VOC.
Everything
*All the world
GR. / Vocabulary / expression
Everybody /
everyone
*The writer think
GR.
The writer thinks
Right” is not the same as “duty”.
VOC.
Do not confuse “right” and “duty”.
Idiom” (false friend) is not the same as “language”
VOC.
Language in Spanish is “idioma”, among other meanings.
Does the writer say?
Text
First, you should reply with a yes-no short answer, and then you have to justify your answer with quotations from the text using either a direct or an indirect style.
Example: Yes, he does. The writer seems to admit in paragraph 2 that...
Incorrect sentence structure
(missing subject)

*Is important to say...
Sentence structure / GRAMMAR
Correct affirmative sentence structure in English:

S + V + O

It is important to say...
CONTRACTION - SHORT FORMS

In written English, you should avoid using short forms. Use long instead.
Example:
* I've been
I have been
Exercise 2.
most of you just copy the words from the text literally.

So as to justify your answer you should use your own words and explanation besides some literal quotes using:
The text says...
the text states...
the text recognises...
According to the text, ...
If you look close at paragraph two, the text clearly establishes...
Some of your texts, do not follow an organised pattern.

Remember to follow this pattern:
1. introduction
2. body
3. conclusion (do not add extra information in the conclusion)

Come on! Cheer up! This was only your third Selectividad exam! You will make it better soon! It is all about practice; the more you practice, the better: better results, and it will tire you less and less. I believe that we learn by practice and remember: Tomorrow's battle is won during today's practice.

Let's get to work!