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PET for Schools on-line practice

An intermediate level exam, testing your ability to deal with written and spoken communications.

Pet English Test for Schools (PETS)

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  1. What are the primary sex characteristics?
  2. What are the secondary sex characteristics?
  3. When do secondary sex characteristics start appearing?
  4. When do boys usually go through puberty?
  5. What happens to a girl’s hips during puberty?
  6. What parts of a woman’s body produce egg cells?
  7. What is the menstrual cycle? Explain it.
  8. How long is a woman’s menstrual cycle?
  9. What are the external sex organs of the female reproductive system?
  10. What are the internal organs of the female reproductive system? Where are they located?
  11. What are the female gametes called?
  12. What is the muscular canal between the vulva and the uterus called?
  13. What parts of the male reproductive system are external?
  14. Which parts of the man’s body produce sperm cells?
  15. What is the bag of skin around the testicles called?
  16. What do the seminal vesicles produce?
  17. What protects the glans at the end of the penis?
  18. How does fertilisation occur?
  19. When does the embryo join itself to the wall of the uterus?
  20. What does the afterbirth include?
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Writing Task16

Friday, 5th April 2013

Write an answer to one of the questions (1 or 2).

Write your answer in about 100 words.


Question 1

• This is part of a letter you receive from your English friend Pat.

My family and I are coming to visit your area soon. Can you tell me some good places for us to go? And what will the weather be like while we are there?

• Now write a letter, answering Pat’s questions.


Question 2

• Your English teacher asks you to write a story.

• This is the title for your story:

‘The day we went to the zoo!’


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KET for Schools Real Test

Isn’t it interesting to have the opportunity of watching a real oral test?

I’m sure you can do it better, can’t you?  Guiño

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The pitch drop experiment is a long-term experiment which measures the flow of a piece of pitch over many years. Pitch is the name for any of a number of highly viscous liquids which appear solid, most commonly bitumen. At room temperature, tar pitch flows at a very slow rate, taking several years to form a single drop.

The most famous version of the experiment was started in 1927 by Professor Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, to demonstrate to students that some substances that appear to be solid are in fact very-high-viscosity fluids. Parnell poured a heated sample of pitch into a sealed funnel and allowed it to settle for three years. In 1930, the seal at the neck of the funnel was cut, allowing the pitch to start flowing. Large droplets form and fall over the period of about a decade.

The eighth drop fell on 28 November 2000, allowing experimenters to calculate that the pitch has a viscosity approximately 230 billion (2.3×1011) times that of water. 

The ninth drop is expected to fall in 2013!!






1927     Experiment set up  
1930     The stem was cut  
December 1938     1st drop fell96–1078.0–8.9
February 1947     2nd drop fell998.3
April 1954     3rd drop fell867.2
May 1962     4th drop fell978.1
August 1970     5th drop fell998.3
April 1979     6th drop fell1048.7
July 1988     7th drop fell1119.3
28 November 2000     8th drop fell14812.3



This term project is to solve the Energy Sources Webquest we have created for you.

Work hard, make your best, have fun and enjoy learning about Energy Sources.

Now click and start living a WEBQUEST experience!!!

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TARGET KET and PET for Schools


Here is some information, advice and extra practise to help you pass your exam.

  • Find out about the exam: How many papers are there? What do you have to do?
  • Try an online practice test in the style of the computer-based test.
  • Read advice on how to prepare for the exam.
  • Read tips for exam day to make sure you are ready.
  • Watch a video of a speaking test so you can see what you need to do.
  • Look at links for students and find out more about the exam and practise grammar and vocabulary.

TARGET KET for Schools Student’s Area

TARGET PET for Schools Student’s Area

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The third conditional (also called conditional type 3) is a structure used for talking about unreal situations in the past.

The first conditional and second conditionals talk about the future. With the third conditional we talk about the past. We talk about a condition in the past that did not happen. That is why there is no possibility for this condition.The third conditional is also like a dream, but with no possibility of the dream coming true.

Last week you bought a lottery ticket. But you did not win. :-(

 Past PerfectWOULD HAVE + Past Participle
IfI had won the lotteryI would have bought a car.


Notice that we are thinking about an impossible past condition. You did not win the lottery. So the condition was not true, and that particular condition can never be true because it is finished.

We use the past perfect tense to talk about the impossible past condition. We use WOULD HAVE + past participle to talk about the impossible past result.

The important thing about the third conditional is that both the condition and result are impossible now.

Look at some more examples in the tables below:

 past perfectWOULD HAVE + past participle
IfI had seen MaryI would have told her.
IfTara had been free yesterdayI would have invited her.
Ifthey had not passed their examtheir teacher would have been sad.
Ifit had rained yesterdaywould you have stayed at home?
Ifit had rained yesterdaywhat would you have done?
WOULD HAVE + past participle past perfect
I would have told MaryifI had seen her.
I would have invited Taraifshe had been free yesterday.
Their teacher would have been sadifthey had not passed their exam.
Would you have stayed at homeifit had rained yesterday?
What would you have doneifit had rained yesterday?


Now check your knowledge with this activity:

Third Conditional Exercise

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The ZARZA GLOBE Company is very proud to invite you all to their first play ever.

It will be tomorrow (Wednesday 17th April) at 14pm in the "Casa de  Cultura - San Agustín de Tagaste."

We hope to see you there!!


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Jornada de Puertas Abiertas en el Instituto

La directora del Instituto de San Agustín me comunica que os informe que el jueves 18 de abril, a las 16 h, tendrá lugar la Jornada de puertas abiertas, para que los padres y alumnos que lo deseen puedan conocer nuestras instalaciones y la oferta educativa del centro. 

La Jornada comenzará con una charla informativa, a cargo del Equipo Directivo y continuará con una visita guiada por las instalaciones. 
Visita la web  http://ies.sanagustin.sanagustin.educa.madrid.org/index.php

Esperamos que os resulte de interés.

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ENERGY - Questions

  1. What is energy?
  2. Which are the most common forms of energy? Give an example of each one.
  3. What type of energy depends on an object’s mass and velocity?
  4. What type of energy is there in carbohydrates?
  5. What happens when an object releases thermal energy?
  6. When does an object’s potential energy decrease?
  7. What are non-renewable sources of energy?
  8. What type of energy sources are replaced naturally?
  9. What is natural gas?
  10. What is coal?
  11. What is petroleum?
  12. What is uranium? What happens when we release the energy in uranium?
  13. Why are non-renewable sources of energy limited?
  14. What are the main alternative sources of energy?
  15. What keeps the water in a reservoir?
  16. What type of energy has the water got when it’s in the reservoir?
  17. What type of energy has the turbine of a reservoir got when it’s moving?
  18. What moves the blades of a wind turbine?
  19. Where do we get biofuels from?
  20. What is the rule of the three R’s?
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MORE KET for Schools tests

Download these files if you want to do some extra practice on KET for Schools’ test.

Good practice and good luck!





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22 de abril: Día de la Tierra 2013: «El rostro del cambio climático»


«El Día Internacional de la Madre Tierra nos brinda la oportunidad de reafirmar nuestra responsabilidad colectiva de promover la armonía con la naturaleza en un momento en el que nuestro planeta se encuentra amenazado por el cambio climático, la explotación insostenible de los recursos naturales y otros problemas creados por el hombre. Cuando creamos amenazas para nuestro planeta, no solo ponemos en peligro el único hogar que tenemos sino incluso nuestra futura supervivencia. Celebremos este Día Internacional renovando nuestra promesa de honrar y respetar a la Madre Tierra.»

Mensaje del Secretario General, Ban Ki-moon


De un hombre en las Maldivas preocupado por trasladar a su familia ya que el nivel del mar aumenta, a un oso polar en el derretimiento del ártico, el cambio climático tiene muchas caras. Para celebrar el Día Internacional de la Madre Tierra, se han recogido en todo el mundo imágenes de personas, animales y lugares directamente afectados o amenazados por el cambio climático, así como imágenes de personas esforzándose para hacer algo al respecto. 

La Madre Tierra es una expresión común utilizada para referirse al planeta Tierra en diversos países y regiones, lo que demuestra la interdependencia existente entre los seres humanos, las demás especies vivas y el planeta que todos habitamos. Por ejemplo, en Bolivia la llaman «Pacha Mama» y nuestros ancestros en Nicaragua se referían a ella como «Tonantzin».

La proclamación del 22 de abril como Día Internacional de la Madre Tierra supone el reconocimiento de que la Tierra y sus ecosistemas nos proporcionan la vida y el sustento a lo largo de nuestra existencia. También supone reconocer la responsabilidad que nos corresponde, como se expone en la Declaración de Río de 1992, de promover la armonía con la naturaleza y la Tierra a fin de alcanzar un justo equilibrio entre las necesidades económicas, sociales y ambientales de las generaciones presentes y futuras.

Reconociendo que la Madre Tierra refleja la interdependencia que existe entre los seres humanos, las demás especies vivas y el planeta que todos habitamos, la Asamblea General declaró el 22 de abril como Día Internacional de la Madre Tierra para destacar la necesidad de ayudar a mejorar las vidas de los niños y los adultos que sufren del desorden para que puedan llevar una vida plena y significativa.


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23rd April: WORLD BOOK DAY

23 April is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

World Book Day for Kids

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  • Sleep well:
    Go to bed early the day before the exam and get a good night’s sleep.
  • Eat well:
    Have a healthy breakfast and avoid sugary snacks, because they will make you tired later on.

  • Pack your bag carefully:
    You need a sharp pencil and an eraser for the exam. You should also take some spare pencils and a pencil sharpener.

  • Arrive early at the exam centre:
    Leave your house early so you don’t need to worry about being late.

  • Always read the questions:
    Reading the questions will tell you useful information that will help you understand the situations.

  • Make notes:
    It’s OK to write on the question paper. You can underline parts of the reading text, or write things down while you listen.

  • Use your time well:
    If you can not answer a question, move on and come back to it later. You shouldn’t spend all your time on one question. You need to answer as many questions as you can.

  • Check your answers:
    After you finish, look back and check your answers. Make sure you have answered all the questions and check your spelling.

  • Answer all the questions:
    Don’t leave any answers blank. If you’re not sure of the answer, guess!

  • Try to relax!:
    Remember that you have studied hard and now you are ready for the exam.

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