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Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas

de la Comunidad Autnoma de Aragn


Pruebas unificadas de idiomas
INGLS
NIVEL AVANZADO
JUNIO 2009

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Apellidos
Nombre
DNI
N de expediente
Tipo de matrcula

 Libre

 Oficial
Profesor:
Grupo/horario:

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Puntuacin obtenida

Supera la prueba?

Comprensin de Lectura

/20

SI

NO

Comprensin Oral

/20

SI

NO

Expresin e Interaccin Escrita

/20

SI

NO

Expresin e Interaccin Oral

/20

SI

NO

(Puntuacin mnima para superar cada prueba: 10 puntos)


APTO GLOBAL

NO APTO GLOBAL

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INSTRUCCIONES PARA LA REALIZACIN DE LAS DISTINTAS


PRUEBAS QUE COMPONEN EL EXAMEN
Instrucciones comunes a todo el examen:
1. Siga las instrucciones correspondientes a cada una de las tareas.
2. Utilice bolgrafo azul o negro. No escriba en las zonas sombreadas.
3. Puntuacin mxima de cada prueba: 20 puntos.
4. Puntuacin mnima para superar cada prueba: 10 puntos.
5. Los candidatos podrn abandonar el examen cuando consideren que han
terminado, pero siempre despus de la realizacin de la Comprensin Oral.
6. Duracin global del examen: 3 horas y 15 minutos.

Instrucciones para la Comprensin de Lectura


1. Esta prueba se compone de dos o tres tareas.
2. Las respuestas errneas no se penalizarn.
3. Duracin de esta prueba: 70 minutos.

Instrucciones para la Comprensin Oral


1. Esta prueba se compone de varios textos orales.
2. Cada texto se escuchar DOS VECES.
3. Dispone de 1 minuto y medio al principio de cada tarea para leer las instrucciones y
las preguntas. Despus de escuchar un texto por primera vez dispondr de 45
segundos para realizar la tarea. Tras escuchar el texto por segunda vez dispondr
de 45 segundos para completar la tarea.
4. Las respuestas errneas no se penalizarn.
5. Duracin de esta prueba: 35 minutos.

Instrucciones para la Expresin e Interaccin Escrita


1. Esta prueba se compone de dos tareas. Distribuya su tiempo para realizar ambas
adecuadamente.
2. Debe ajustarse a los temas propuestos y respetar la extensin indicada.
3. Si desea escribir un borrador, se recomienda que sea de tipo esquemtico, porque
no habr tiempo de copiar todo el texto a limpio. En todo caso, esas anotaciones
no sern evaluadas.
4. Escriba con letra clara y respetando el uso de maysculas y minsculas.
5. Duracin de esta prueba: 90 minutos.

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COMPRENSIN DE LECTURA - TASK 1 (1 x 7 = 7 marks)


Read the following film reviews and then decide which ones (A E) correspond to
questions 1 7. Some of the reviews may be required more than once.
Sentence 0 has been completed as an example.

FILM REVIEWS
A. THE BANQUET

The epic scale of this martial arts extravaganza has the contrary effect of
dwarfing its actors, making miniatures of them in the opulence of its vast
sets. The juiciest bits of Hamlet - poisoned blades and double-crossings have been transferred to the ruthless king-making of 10th-century China.
Drums beat and soldiers march as prince Daniel Wu returns to avenge the
murder of his father.
Hamlet's Freudian crush on his mother is out in the open: here she's his
stepmother and childhood friend (Zhang Ziyi), who was married off to his
father and now his uncle. Chinese superstar Zhang is perhaps alone among
the actors in making her presence felt, as an empress in possession of
youth, beauty and icy ambition. But in spite of the ample resources on offer
here, the combat scenes rarely dazzle. Where Zhang Yimou and Ang Lee
revelled so gleefully in the genre's gravity-defying antics, you get the
impression that director Feng Xiaogang would like it to be known that his film is more serious than
all that.

B. SHUTTER

Shutter, a debut by youthful co-directors Banjong Pisanthanakun and


Parkpoom Mongpoom, - part mystery, part horror - features naturalistic
acting from its lead duo, who are involved in a hit-and-run accident in the
film's early stages. Impressive lead actor Ananda Everingham plays a
photographer - cue plenty of creepy scenes in darkrooms and strange
occurrences inside the frame.
Shutter doesn't entirely avoid the cliches of the genre - a lank-haired,
scrawny girl seems to be a contractual obligation since Ring's Sadako, just
as you have to have a magic sword in wuxia. But it largely avoids hysteria, while achieving some
seriously creepy scenes amid an unpredictable plot.
C. HUNGER

McQueen is renowned as an artist and winner of the Turner prize,


and this is his first feature film. I came to it sceptically, having been
alienated by his video-art work Deadpan (1997). But Hunger
shows that McQueen is a real film-maker and his background in
art has meant a fierce concentration on image, an unflinching
attention to what things looked like, moment by moment. There is
an avoidance of affect and a repudiation of the traditional gestures
of dialogue, dramatic consensus and narrative resolution. This is a
powerful, provocative piece of work, which leaves a zero-degree burn on the retina.

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D. OF TIME AND THE CITY

Terence Davies' new film, his first for eight years, is a heartfelt and even ecstatic study of
Liverpool, the home town of his 1950s boyhood. The movie is brashly emotional and sentimental sometimes angry, more often hilarious. Nothing has given me more pleasure this year: the
sweetness of its temper, the unfashionable seriousness of its
design and its mixture of worldliness and innocence make for
something sublime.
Of Time and the City was made possible by a modest grant from
a number of public bodies, including Liverpool's Digital
Departures project. The result is miraculous. It has ended the
director's unhappy professional drought, returned him to the
wellspring of his early autobiographical inspiration, and done so
in such a way as to create new perspectives on the unholy trinity of class, sexuality and
Catholicism. The movie might even inaugurate a new "late" period for this director: one showing
him making peace with himself and with his past, but still laying painfully bare the cost of this
process.

E. DEATH RACE

The old Roger Corman exploitation romp undergoes a go-faster upgrade in this bone-headed yarn
about convicts forced to race for their lives in a World Gone Insane. Once out of the starting grid,
the film proceeds to edit the action so dementedly that one struggles to
work out whose car just exploded, who flipped over and who's driving the
one with the missile-launcher on the roof. But that's OK, because by this
point we're past caring anyway. When the people in this film talk to each
other, they might as well be revving their engines or honking their horns.
Watching Death Race is like entering a dance marathon with a pneumatic
drill as your partner.

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PUNTUACIN

Example:
0. Which film is a recent treatment of an old subject?

Which film
1.

has appeared after some years lack of directorial inspiration?

2.

is a masterpiece based on its directors experiences?

3.

is criticised for being poorly edited?

4.

is described as being much better than a previous work by the same director?

5.

is described as being rather conventional but entertaining and with good actors?

6.

pays more attention to its grand scenery than to character development?

7.

shows the story in a visual, unemotional way?

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COMPRENSIN DE LECTURA - TASK 2 (1 x 7 = 7 marks)


Read the text about a rescue in a building on fire. Then read through sentences 1 7, choose
the option (A, B or C) which best expresses the information in the text and write the letter in
the corresponding box on the right.
Question 0 has been completed as an example.

INFERNO
When Jim Grant spotted black smoke billowing out of a San Diego apartment building on his way to work,
he stopped his car to dial 911, then did something totally out of character: The contractor circled back to
take another look. Grant made a U-turn.
Pulling up to the three-story building, Grant was surprised to find bystanders on
the sidewalk but no firefighters. Flames were shooting out of a second-floor
window.
"Has anyone gone into that building to make sure it's cleared out?" Grant asked.
They said no-and he couldn't see or hear any fire engines approaching. Then he
sprinted to a side entrance and bounded up the stairwell.
On the second floor, he opened the door to an 80-foot hallway. "It was hotter than
hades in there and black with smoke," Grant says. "The smell from the burning wires and the foam and the
plastic was just horrible." He crisscrossed the hallway, kicking and banging on each apartment door. Fire
alarms were going off, and the sound of flames roared from the end unit. "Get out!" Grant hollered over the
din. No one responded, and he assumed the residents had already escaped.
Reaching the end of the long hallway, though, Grant noticed that the door to No. 87 was open a crack. He
kicked it wide open, finding a startled woman in a motorized wheelchair with a ten-year-old boy at her side
and a tiny infant in her arms. "You have to get out of here right now! This building's on fire!" he screamed.
The woman, Maria Catlett, looked at him in confusion and said something about changing clothes.
"You have to go right now!" he insisted. Catlett stayed put. Grant could scarcely breathe. He scooped up
the baby and grabbed the boy by the collar, yelling, "C'mon! You're going with me!"
The smoke was getting thicker by the second, stinging his eyes and searing his throat. Grant was terrified
that the baby would die of smoke inhalation if he didn't get her out fast. He clutched the tiny body to his
chest, wrapping his jacket around her, then bolted down the hallway, dragging the little boy alongside.
Safely outside, Grant handed the infant to an onlooker and turned to the boy, Hubert Catlett. "You stay with
this guy," he said. "I'm going back up to get your mom."
Grant retraced his steps through the hellish passage, kicking the apartment doors-"just in case"-as he
made his way back to the disabled woman's apartment. He found her in the bathroom, changing from her
pajamas into jeans. "You have to leave here right now!" Grant shouted.
Catlett still refused, insisting she had to get dressed. Grant could feel his chest tightening, as he fought for
air. I've tried twice now to rescue her, he told himself. I can't do any more, because I can't breathe, and I'm
going to die.
"And I left," he says.
Only five minutes or so had passed since Grant had called 911. He assumed rescuers with oxygen masks
would be there any second.
Maria Catlett was trying to hurry. She knew that her spinal deformity-coupled with pain from the C-section
she'd had just a month earlier when her baby, Joanna, was born-meant she was unlikely to make it out on
her own. She felt overwhelmed. "I couldn't breathe, and my head was aching," she recalls.
The first 911 call came in at 7:36 a.m., and the first unit arrived on the scene at 7:40. But when Grant got
outside, the only help in sight was a young police officer, Caleb Knobel. Grant told him about the woman
on the second floor.
"Will you take me?" Knobel asked.
"Let's go," said Grant, who'd caught his breath and was ready to venture in a third time.
"By now, the hallway was pretty dark," Grant recalls. "And it was hotter than it was the first two times. And a
lot smokier. We ran down the hallway, when we got near the end of the hall-she appeared out of a big, thick
cloud of black smoke in her wheelchair, racing toward us."
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The three barreled to the stairwell, and the two men lifted Catlett out of her wheelchair and took her down to
her waiting children. Then they went back up and carried out the wheelchair.
No one was injured in the December 11 fire, which was caused by a damaged electrical cord. The Catlett
family lost everything. "I know it was very dangerous to stay behind," says Maria, "but I wasn't thinking
clearly. I realize I could have died."
The Catletts weren't the only ones Grant saved that day. "I hear from tenants all the time, saying, 'If it
weren't for that guy banging on my door that morning, I wouldn't have known,'" says apartment manager
Luis Leguizamo.

PUNTUACIN

Example:
0. On his way to work, Jim Grant was
A
approaching the fire site.
B
going around the fire site.
C
moving away from the fire site.

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1. Jim Grants first move was


A
to rescue the people trapped in the building.
B
to ensure everybody had left the building.
C
to warn people inside the building.
2. To put them in a safe place, Jim had to
A
carry the boy and the baby out of the building.
B
persuade the mother to carry the baby in her wheelchair.
C
urge the boy to follow him.
3. To protect the baby from the smoke, Grant
A
covered her.
B
dragged her.
C
put her on his back.
4. When Jim Grant returned to the building, he
A
had to kick his way through the hallway.
B
hardly remembered the way back to the apartment.
C
couldnt make Maria Catlett leave.
5. Maria Catlett was unable to escape the building on her own because
A
her ability to move was impaired.
B
shed just had a baby.
C
she was too affected by smoke.
6. When Grant and Knobel went to rescue Maria, she
A
moved slowly because the smoke was thicker.
B
was hurrying out of her apartment in her wheelchair.
C
was trapped in her wheelchair.
7. There were no victims in the fire
A
although the emergency services were uncooperative.
B
as a result of the prompt intervention of a police officer.
C
because of Grants initial decision to make a U-turn.

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COMPRENSIN DE LECTURA - TASK 3 (0,5 x 12 = 6 marks)


Read the text and then decide which of the options below (A, B or C) best fits each space.
Write the letter in the corresponding box on the right.
Question 0 has been completed as an example.

GEORGE CARLIN
THE DISSAPPOINTED IDEALIST WHO BECAME A CULT COMEDIAN

George Carlin, who has died aged 71, was a ________ (0)_______ stand-up comic in the tradition of
Lenny Bruce, who once defined the comedian's duty as to "find out where the line is and to cross
it deliberately". And for the best part of four decades, that's exactly what Carlin did, said Bruce
Weber in The New York Times. Balding and pony-tailed, he "prowled the stage, eyes ablaze with
intensity" in ________ (1)_______ from Las Vegas to London, as he railed against the absurdities of
modern American life, such as hyphenated names, the infatuation with camcorders, and trainers
with lights in the soles. "When you're born, you get a ticket to the freak show," he once ________
(2)_______ in an interview. "When you're born in America, you get a front-row seat."
George Denis Patrick Carlin was born in New York in 1937. His mother, a secretary, taught him
to scorn all misuses of language from an early age, said The Independent, and this would
become one of the abiding themes of Carlin's comedy. (He ridiculed euphemisms such as
"collateral damage", and picked apart phrases such as "jumbo shrimp" and "military intelligence",
both of which he regarded as oxymorons.) He ________ (3)_______ out of school at the age of 17
and after an inglorious stint in the US air force - during which he was ________ (4)_______ "an
unproductive airman" - he began working as a comic. His early material was fairly conventional,
however. It wasn't until the late Sixties that Carlin realised the people he was entertaining weren't
his friends: they were the parents of his friends. Feeling he was "a traitor", he decided to
transform his act, lacing it with obscenities, and ________ (5)_______ subjects considered taboo at
the time, such as the Vietnam War.
The controversial nature of the new material initially cost him bookings, but ________ (6)_______
time Carlin became a cult figure on American campuses, said The Times, and his comedy
albums began to sell in their millions. He ________ (7)_______ his greatest notoriety as a result of a
routine entitled Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television, which he first performed in 1972
in Milwaukee. With rhythmical, almost lyrical repetition, Carlin runs through the list of words (from
"shit" to "tits") that he claimed the authorities thought would "curve your spine, warp your mind,
and keep the country from winning the war". He was arrested for the Milwaukee show and the
ensuing controversy eventually reached the Supreme Court. By the ________ (8)_______ margin of
five to four, the judges decided to uphold the right of the US government to censor material that
might be heard by children - a ruling that still stands today. As for Carlin, he merely observed that
the debate had made his name "a ________ (9)_______ in American history, which I'm perversely
kind of proud of".

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From 1977 to 1982 he stopped ________ (10)_______ owing to heart problems exacerbated by his
cocaine addiction. Carlin ________ (11)_______ the habit, however, and on his comeback tour
seemed to have lost none of the fire in his belly. He insisted on performing his Seven Words
routine at Carnegie Hall, even extending it. (As the credits come down on the recording of that
night, he can still be heard intoning the contentious list.) If anything, said Weber, Carlin's act
became more ferocious as the years went by. His favourite topics included suicide, natural
disasters (and the desire to see them increase in severity), war, abortion, and his general
________ (12)_______ of sympathy for homo sapiens. "I think we're already 'circling the drain' as a
species," he said once, "and I'd love to see the circles get a little faster; and a little shorter." In
2004 Carlin's run at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas was cancelled after he so insulted his
audience that he almost started a riot. Although he later checked into rehab for addiction to
alcohol and painkillers, Carlin never apologised for his misanthropic persona. "Scratch any
cynic," he liked to point out, "and you'll find a disappointed idealist." He is survived by Sally, his
second wife, and his daughter from his first marriage, Kelly.

PUNTUACIN

Example: 0. A
B
C

foul-up
foul-mouthed
mouthwash

1.

A
B
C

sights
sites
venues

7.

A
B
C

achieved
attempted
fulfilled

2.

A
B
C

accounted
remarked
reported

8.

A
B
C

low
narrow
short

3.

A
B
C

dropped
skipped
stepped

9.

A
B
C

breakthrough
drop
footnote

4.

A
B
C

appointed
classified
labelled

10. A
B
C

perform
performing
to perform

5.

A
B
C

dealing
tackling
undertaking

11. A
B
C

hitched
kicked
sacked

6.

A
B
C

about
in
on

12. A
B
C

affluence
lack
short

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PUNTUACIN

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COMPRENSIN ORAL - TASK 1 (1 x 7 = 7 marks)


Listen to 7 short extracts about the latest news on cancer research. Match each
extract (1 7) with the best description (A J) and write the letter in the
appropriate box. Two of the letters do not correspond to any extract. The first
extract is an example. You will hear the information twice.

CANCER RESEARCH

DESCRIPTION
A

EXTRACT

FRUIT REDUCES RISK OF CANCER


EXAMPLE

ANSWER
D

CELLULAR SELF DESTRUCTION


EXTRACT 1

CAN OTHER TREATMENTS HELP?


EXTRACT 2

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE


EXTRACT 3

FLIERS FOR THE DEPRIVED


EXTRACT 4

CANCER AND THE GENETIC CODE


EXTRACT 5

CANCER AND THE BIG SCREEN


EXTRACT 6

RISKY FRUIT?
EXTRACT 7

DANGEROUS DRUGS

THE TOXIC APPROACH

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PUNTUACIN

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COMPRENSIN ORAL - TASK 2 (1 x 6 = 6 marks)


Listen to a radio programme about Ammon Sheas book on the experience
of reading the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). For questions 1 6,
choose the option (A, B or C) which best expresses what you hear, and
write the letter in the corresponding box on the right. Question 0 has been
completed as an example. You will hear the information twice.

READING THE OED


Example:
0. Tori Murden crossed the Atlantic
A
after travelling more than 2,972 miles.
B
and had problems with food supplies.
C
without receiving assistance from other ships.

1. The most difficult thing for Murden was


A
to endure the hardships of the voyage.
B
to put up with the boredom aboard.
C
to try to explain his motives for such a challenge.
2. Shea spent a year reading the OED to find
A
the latest words added to the dictionary.
B
words he considered inexistent.
C
words which are used worldwide.
3. One of the example words given by the speaker refers to
A
a cold spell of weather.
B
dancing gracefully.
C
the fragrance of wet soil.
4. Throughout his one-year-long reading period, Shea
A
had to have his eyes checked.
B
received medical attention.
C
went pale because of the lack of sunlight.
5. During his extreme experience, Ammon Shea
A
had his ups and downs.
B
often felt like giving up.
C
suffered several nervous breakdowns.
6. After reading the OED Shea said he had found the task
A
absorbing.
B
discouraging.
C
unrewarding.

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PUNTUACIN

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COMPRENSIN ORAL - TASK 3 (1 x 7 = 7 marks)


You will hear an interview with Jodi Seidler, founder of Single Parent
Network, talking about single parents. Read through statements 1 7.
Listen carefully and fill in the gaps with up to THREE WORDS. Statement 0
has been completed as an example. You will hear the information twice.

SINGLE PARENT BASICS


Example:
0. Single parents are really .. because they become mother and father
at the same time. STRONG

1. Some challenges a single parent has to face are finding time off and reconsider
to a certain extent.
2. She believes that should be helped by a therapist or similar if
necessary.
3. Before getting divorced its important to attend because they can
help you go through the process.
4. One of the keys of being a good single parent is being certain that you are not
........... .
5. Jodi and her son have set their own and .

6. Some family members can become good

for single parents

children.
7. Unexpectedly becoming a single parent is a shock to your system because its the end of
a ............. .

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A) Adecuacin
Coherencia, cohesin

B) Riqueza lingstica
Correccin lingstica

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PUNTUACIN TOTAL
de la tarea

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EXPRESIN E INTERACCIN ESCRITA - TASK 1


Your school is going to have a new building and the School Governors have
decided it would be a good idea to bury a time capsule to be opened in the
distant future. They have asked students to suggest three objects that might
be included in the capsule to represent life in the twenty-first century. Write a
short article explaining which three objects you think should be put in the
time capsule, giving full reasons for choosing them. The best article will be
published in the school magazine.
Write 130-150 words.

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A) Adecuacin
Coherencia, cohesin

B) Riqueza lingstica
Correccin lingstica

/4

/6

PUNTUACIN TOTAL
de la tarea

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EXPRESIN E INTERACCIN ESCRITA - TASK 2


You have just returned from your stay in Portree, on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland. Everything was
perfect but for the accommodation at Granitotem Guest House, where you experienced lots of
problems:
 Doors not closing properly.
 Problems with the shower.
 Rooms not serviced and dirty.
 Rude landlady.
 Very expensive !!!
 Etc.
You have decided to write a letter of complaint to the Customer Service Manager from the
Scottish Quality & Standards Customer Department. You are very annoyed and want to receive a
compensation.
Write between 180-200 words.

Dear Sir/ Madam,

_____________________________________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
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