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Limba engleza clasa a XI-a

I. 1. Read the text below and complete the following tasks.

If the very idea of a fitness routine leaves you feeling exhausted and you shiver at the
thought of jogging round the park in the winter wind; (1). This new gentle form of
oriental gymnastics is composed of meditative exercises which involve standing in a
series of postures for up to half an hour a day, or combining simple movements with
breathing exercises. (2) it is quickly growing in popularity as it is considered to be a good
way of reducing stress, stimulating the circulation and strengthening the bodys immune
system.(3). But although conventional medicine cannot explain it, governments keen to
cut rising healthcare costs are endorsing it. In Germany, for example, Qigong is available
on the national healthcare system and many doctors are prescribing it for aches, swellings
and allergies. (4)
I. 1. a. Four sentences have been removed from the text. Select the appropriate
sentence for each gap in the text. 30 points
A. Chinese practitioners have found it difficult to persuade the western mind of the
powers of Qigong.
B. then Qigong might be just the form of exercise you are looking for.
C. Many patients who have suffered from allergies for years have found that, since
starting Qigong, they havent been ill at all, or only suffer from very slight allergic
D. Although this type of exercise does not build muscles,
I 1.b Match the words in bold in the text to their definition given below. 30 points

1. not severe, rough, or violent; mild

2. to increase abnormally in size, as by
inflation, distention, accumulation of fluids
3. to shake or tremble with cold, fear,
4. the continuous movement of blood
through the heart and blood vessels
5. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the
Orient, or East; Eastern

II. Read the text below. In one paragraph write your own ending of the story. (8- 10
lines) 30 points
Recently, Qigong has been used in the treatment of serious. A French air stewardess was
told that she had cancer, but qigong made her feel better. Later, doctors could find no
traces of cancer.
10 p oficiu