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Conteste a TODAS las preguntas de tipo test NICAMENTE en la hoja de lectura ptica.
Entregue NICAMENTE la hoja de lectura ptica y LA HOJA con la composicin escrita (writing)
No olvide escribir sus datos personales en AMBAS HOJAS.
El examen escrito se califica sobre un total de 100 puntos. La parte de opcin mltiple vale 50 puntos y la
parte de redaccin vale 50 puntos. Para aprobar el examen se ha de conseguir un mnimo de 30 puntos
en la opcin mltiple y obtener un mnimo de 25 puntos en las redacciones.
Hay que aprobar ambas partes. Las respuestas incorrectas NO restan puntos.
NO use lpiz, slo bolgrafo azul o negro


NOMBRE Y APELLIDOS: _______________________________________________________
DNI: _______________________-_____ NMERO DE TELFONO: _____________________
CENTRO ASOCIADO:__________________________________________________________

PART 1: READING (two exercises)

EXERCISE A: Read the following text and answer the multiple choice questions.
"Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that
my pictures didnt have any beginning or any end. He didnt mean it as a compliment, but it was."
Jackson Pollock

Born on January 28, 1912, in Cody, Wyoming, Jackson Pollock remains one of America's most
controversial artists. He was both renowned and criticized for his conventions.
During his youth, Pollock's family moved throughout Arizona and California, his father, an
alcoholic, left the family when the artist was eight. Later on, he enrolled in the Manual Arts High
School, where he learned to draw but had little success expressing himself. He was eventually
expelled for starting fights. When he was 18, Pollock moved to New York City to live with his
brother, Charles. He soon began studying with Charles's art teacher, representational regionalist
painter Thomas Hart Benton. Pollock spent much of his time with Benton, often babysitting
Benton's young son, and the Bentons eventually became like the family Pollock felt he never had.

Pollock admired Pablo Picasso and soon he decided to leave traditional techniques to explore
abstraction expressionism via his splatter and action pieces, which involved pouring paint and
other media directly onto canvases.

"Sometimes I use a brush, but often prefer using a stick. Sometimes I pour the paint straight out
of the can. I like to use a dripping fluid paint. A method of painting has a natural growth out of a
need. I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them," he used to say. It was this desire
to find a more direct form of expression that led to Pollock and his contemporaries being called
the 'abstract impressionists'.

Pollock led life to the full, it was a troubled existence which led to a violent death. He died after
driving drunk and crashing into a tree in New York in 1956, at age 44.

"Artist and friend Cile Downs said once, "It's a lot easier to think about the drama of his history
than it is to think about what he did in the realm of art."

NOMBRE Y APELLIDOS: _______________________________________________________

Choose the right option according to the text:

1 From the text we can infer:
A. Pollock was an outstanding student at the Manual Arts High School.
B. Pollock was a troublesome teenager.
C. Pollock never studied Art.
D. None of the above are true.

2 According to the text, Pollock was known for:
A. Both his troublesome existence and his original painting.
B. Being an alcoholic.
C. Having travelled throughout Arizona and California.
D. His original way of painting.

3. Some of Pollocks painting techniques included:
A. Throwing paint directly from the can.
B. Using brushes.
C. Using brushes and sticks.
D. A and C are true.

4. According to the text we are told that:
A. Pollock had only one brother, Charles.
B. Pollock had many brothers and sisters.
C. Pollocks father abandoned his family.
D. Pollock never got along with anyone in his family.

5. Pollock and his contemporaries were called abstract expressionists because:
A. They admired Picassos paintings.
B. They expressed their feelings rather than illustrated them.
C. They splattered paint all over the canvas.
D. They didnt use brushes.

6. According to the text we can infer:
A. Pollock adopted Bentons son.
B. Pollock was adopted by the Bentons.
C. Pollock was keen on the Bentons.
D. Pollock lived with the Bentons.

NOMBRE Y APELLIDOS: _______________________________________________________

Text 2: Burglars and burglaries

Read the text below and choose the correct word to fill in the gaps from the ones provided

Believe it or not, youll find burglary high on the list of the Top Ten fears people have nowadays.
An informal survey carried out among university students from Minnesota revealed that most of
them had had their homes (7) . into more than twice, and a few had been burgled
more than five times! Amazingly, none of these students owned valuable jewelry or a collection
of ancient Greek pottery. Most of them, in fact, were unemployed. The most typical
burglary, it seems, involves the (8).. of modern electronics, small household gadgets,
PCs, media players and so forth. This may have something to do with the
(9) . that the average burglar is under eighteen.

Surely enough, these kids are not so (10) .. professional criminals, as hard-up young
people who need a few bucks or drugs. Unfortunately, police inspectors have no luck
(11) ... any of the stolen goods and alarms or big locks dont seem to help either.
In most cases the burglars typically gain entrance through a sliding glass door or back door,
stealing jewelry and ransacking the house within minutes.

Truth is, you cant do much about it, but as a precaution, you should (12) lock your
doors and windows, even when leaving for "just a minute." You should never leave a house key
under a doormat, in a flower pot, or on the ledge of the door.

7. a. got b. destroyed c. broken d. entered

8. a. moving b. robbing c. carrying d. theft

9 . a. fact b. information c. idea d. knowledge

10. a. many b. much c. that d. like

11. a. keeping b. about c. tracking d. recovering

12. a. never b. always c. sometimes d. seldom

PART 2: USE OF ENGLISH. Choose the right option.

13. Fergie since she was eighteen to buy that dress.
a. had saved b. been saving c. saved d. had been saving

14. I a good baseball player when I was young.
a. am b. have been c. used to be d. was being

NOMBRE Y APELLIDOS: _______________________________________________________

15. On Sunday, we in this cottage for ten years.
a. will have living b. will have been living c. have been living d. will live

16. -Really, Mary, You that medicine, it might hurt your stomach.
a. oughtnt drink b. shouldnt drink c. wouldnt drink d.have to drink

17. Andrew better in his research paper if he her instructions.
a. would have done/had followed b. had done/had followed
c. would to do/had followed d. is doing/ follows

18. If Grace how demanding the job was, she it.
a. had known/ would have taken b.- knew/would take
c. had known/wouldnt have taken d.- knows/will take

19. Instead of buying a new dishwasher, why don't you have your old one ?
a. fixing b. fixed c. get fixed d. fix

20. Don't your child so dangerously, turning around on ladders.
a. let/play b. lets/plays c. let/plays d. get/play

21. Samantha remembers the supermarket, but nothing after that.
a. to go b. go c. going to d. having been

22. These walls and those ancient stones are all remain of the village.
a. that b. who c. where d. (no clause is

NOMBRE Y APELLIDOS: _______________________________________________________

23. He is neither pessimistic optimistic about his prospects for the future.

a. or b. nor c. either d. neither

Choose the right option for the following sentences (reported speech):
24. Tom asked Sally, What sort of project are you working on now?
a. Tom asked Sally what sort of project Sally is working on at that time.
b. Tom asked Sally what sort of project she was working on at that time.
c. Tom asked Sally what sort of project he was working on now.
d. Tom asked Sally what sort of project she would be working on now.

25. The woman said to me, This dictator has done a great damage

a. The woman said to me that this dictator had done a great damage.
b. The woman said to me that that dictator has done a great damage
c. The woman said to me that that dictator had done a great damage.
d. The woman said to me the dictator had done a great damage.

PART 3: WRITING. (two exercises)

A: Write an informal e-mail to a friend telling him/her about your weekend. State your
reasons for not being able to go to work on Monday. Use the appropriate style for the
situation. 120 to 150 words.

B: Choose ONE of the following topics and write a well-structured essay of about 120 to
150 words. You must use grammatically correct sentences with accurate spelling.

- OPTION 1: In your opinion, what is the best career nowadays? Is it possible to get a job
nowadays if you have a degree? Are you optimistic about the future? Why?

- OPTION 2: Should governments legalize drugs? What social problems do you think
legalization of drugs would produce? Do you think this would create or stop some of the
existing problems nowadays?