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CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC

COMPRENSIÓ ESCRITA

Task 1. Read the text and choose the correct options. (Answers on page 4)
More than 200 unknown Picasso paintings in possession of retired electrician Pierre Le Guennec, a 71-year-old retired electrician is at the centre of a legal battle after coming forward with more than 200 unknown paintings by Pablo Picasso. Experts who have examined the collection have estimated it could be worth some 60 million euros . Pierre Le Guennec wrote to Claude Picasso, the artist's son and the administrator of his estate because he wanted to get the paintings authenticated, and the two finally met in September. Mr Le Guennec said he had worked installing alarm systems at a number of Picasso's residences, including a villa in Cannes in the south of France, during the last three years of Picasso's life - he died in 1973.He said he had had been given the works as presents, either by Picasso's wife or from the artist himself. The collection included 271 works, Liberation reported. Once experts had authenticated the works however, Picasso's heirs filed a complaint alleging receipt of stolen goods. Claude Picasso dismissed Le Guennec's claim that he could have received the paintings as gifts, telling Liberation that his father would not have given such a quantity of works to anyone. "That doesn't stand up," he insisted. "It was a part of his life." After Picasso's heirs filed the complaint in September, officers from the Central Office for the Fight against Traffic in Cultural Goods seized the works from the couple's home on the Cote d'Azur in southeast France. Mr Le Guennec himself was taken into custody, the paper reported, although it did not say whether he had been set free. http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/11/29/more-than-200-unknown-picasso 1. What does Mr Le Guennec do at present? He's a/an … a) electrician. b) painter. c) pensioner. 2. Why did Mr Le Gennec contact Claudio Picasso? Because he wanted… a) to give C.Picasso some of the paintings. b) to sell some of the paintings to C. Picasso. c) to make sure the paintings had been painted by Picasso. 3. In how many of Picasso's houses did Le Guennec install alarm systems? a) One. b) Two. c) Several. 4) According to C.Picasso, how did Le Guennec get the paintings? a) He stole them. b) Picasso gave him the works as a present. c) Picasso's wife gave him the works without Picasso's permission. 5) What happened in the end? a) Le Guennec was allowed to keep some of the paintings. b) All the paintings were taken away from Le Guennec. c) The paintings were taken to C.Picasso's home on the Cote d'Azur. 6) What about Le Guennec? a) He ran away. b) He was arrested. c) He's definitely still in prison.

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The robbery happened at the National Bank in City Road at five o’clock this morning. 6. 2 . by Mrs. They were all wearing jeans and black jackets”. Carter. The robbery happened on the road at 5 o’clock.CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC Task 2. More than one million pounds was stolen from the safe. ”But two of them were tall and the other one was short. The robbers were wearing casual clothes. They were seen. The police are now searching it for fingerprints. (Answers on page 4) London Bank Robbery The police are looking for three men after a bank robbery in West London today. 3. 4. None of the money was in the van. The men escaped in a red Ford Escort van. A group of children found the money in a van. as they were running away. (136 words . She was going to work when the robbery happened. 2. ”I can’t describe the men. because they were wearing stockings over their heads” she said. Mrs. Carter was working when she saw the robbery. The police have found fingerprints in the van. 5.Adapted from various sources) 1. Read the following article and decide whether the statements below are TRUE (T) or FALSE (F). The thieves managed to escape . Two hours later the red Escort was found by a group of children.

Suggest where each person should go on holiday according to his/her preferences. this world-class food and drink exhibition has become one of the biggest in Germany. four-star Chelsea Bridge Hotel and Spa is ideally located. Until 3 October F) COLOGNE Since its birth in 2006. Europe’s largest extreme sports festival will provide three days of adrenalin-fuelled action and music . 3 .000 prize . D) BUDAPEST For the first time ever outside of Denmark. Watch the Royal Swedish Opera and the International Singing Competition offering a €20. which is among the oldest of its kind and winds through the historical promenades of worldfamous spa town Karlovy Vary. E) BRISTOL White Air Extreme Sports Festival 18 – 20 September 2009 New to Brighton this year. ____ 5) Ann likes German culture and enjoys eating. ____ 3) Tom likes to relax in a jacuzzi and the cinema is one of his hobbies. The focus is food and hospitality. On holiday. with over 30. ____ (easy jet magazine July 2011) A) LONDON The fabulous. ____ 2) Sue likes historical buildings and singing is one of her favourite hobbies. landscapes and townscapes. B) PRAGUE Hit films such as Amélie won their first acclaim at this festival.000 visitors each year.CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC Task 3. with celebrity cooking shows . the National Gallery is showing 45 works from this contemporary of 19th-century British artists Turner and Constable. close to Battersea Park and just a stone’s throw from the trendy shops and restaurants of King’s Road. Spanning portraiture. ____ 4) Mike is fond of Britain and loves going shopping. C) HELSINKI Watch opera masterpieces such as Puccini’s Tosca and Bizet’s Carmen being brought to life in An amazing lakeside medieval castle. ( There's one extra destination) (Answers on page 4) 1) Rob likes modern music and sport.

b) Two. 6) What about Le Guennec? a) He ran away. (T) 6.The police have found fingerprints in the van. __B__ 4) Mike is fond of Britain and loves going shopping. 5) What happened in the end? a) Le Guennec was allowed to keep some of the paintings.Picasso's home on the Cote d'Azur. __C__ 3) Tom likes to relax in a jacuzzi and the cinema is one of his hobbies. Why did Mr Le Gennec contact Claudio Picasso? Because he wanted… a) to give C. b) All the paintings were taken away from Le Guennec. __A__ 5) Ann likes German culture and enjoys eating. 2. b) He was arrested. c) to make sure the paintings had been painted by Picasso. how did Le Guennec get the paintings? a) He stole them. c) Several. c) Picasso's wife gave him the works without Picasso's permission.44 4) According to C. c) pensioner. c) He's definitely still in prison. __E__ 2) Sue likes historical buildings and singing is one of her favourite hobbies. b) Picasso gave him the works as a present. What does Mr Le Guennec do at present? He's a/an … a) electrician. (T) 4. Carter was working when she saw the robbery. b) painter. The robbers were wearing casual clothes. In how many of Picasso's houses did Le Guennec install alarm systems? a) One. __F__ 4 .Picasso some of the paintings.The thieves managed to escape . (F) Task 3 1) Rob likes modern music and sport. c) The paintings were taken to C. Mrs. Picasso. b) to sell some of the paintings to C. 3. The robbery happened on the road at 5 o’clock. (F) 3. (F) 2. A group of children found the money in a van. Task 2 1. (F) 5.Picasso.CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC Answers Task 1 1.

CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC COMPRENSIÓ ORAL The tapir Watch the following video twice and choose the correct answer. b. b. c. c. 300 kilos at most. a lot. 8 4. What makes tapirs really peculiar animals? a. South America.. How many toes does a tapir have? a. 7. We don't know yet. 6.000 c. 4 b. Central America. c. How many tapirs are there left in the wild? a. 3 b. 12 c. b. Do adult tapirs have stripes? a. c. Have tapirs changed much over the last 20 million years? a. 6 c. No. b.. 14 5 . Their long nose. 8. quite a lot. 5. 1. the jungles of Brazil. 200 b. How heavy can an adult tapir be ? a. b. a. 2. Click on the picture to watch the video (Answers on page 6) (Transcript on page 7) 1. very little. 2. The fact they love bananas. c. Yes. More than 300 kilos. Some.000 3. How many toes does a tapir have on each back foot? a. Where do tapirs live? In . The number of toes. No. Yes. Yes.

. The number of toes. Where do tapirs live? In . Do adult tapirs have stripes? a. More than 300 kilos. 8. Central America. b. Yes. No. the jungles of Brazil. a. How many toes does a tapir have? a. 200 b. b. c. c. Some. 7. Their long nose. 3 b. 6 c. Yes. c. 300 kilos at most. 14 6 . c. 4 b. How many toes does a tapir have on each back foot? a. b..000 c. b. very little. 8 4. How many tapirs are there left in the wild? a. Yes. We don't know yet. a lot. Have tapirs changed much over the last 20 million years? a. b. quite a lot. c. The fact they love bananas. 1. 2.CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC The tapir (Answers ) 1. 2. South America. What makes tapirs really peculiar animals? a. How heavy can an adult tapir be ? a. 12 c. No.000 3. 5. 6.

I mean there aren't many animals out there with fourteen toes that like to eat bananas and take baths. that's really impressive! I mean. Their teeth can and will be used as weapons if needed and that's good for us detectives to know.CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC TRANSCRIPT Now here's an animal you don't see every day. for far more than chewing bananas. Tapirs are one species worth investigating. Tapirs might not be as famous as horses buy they are noted for having fourteen toes. The tapir is the little known relative of some really popular species like the horse and the rhino. We know adult tapirs can get up to over 300 kilogrammes but we are still learning about how much a healthy youngster should weigh. four on each front foot and just three in the back. Baby tapirs are born with stripes to help them hide behind grass and plants and their stripes dissappear when they're about 6 months old. not to mention hefty! “That's 60 pounds” “ 60 pounds ” Yeah. they may disappear before we got to really know them.ep6-tapir. Really. some really good detectives are trying to learn more about this remarkable species. And you've got to admit. Tapirs have remained pretty much unchanged for 20 million years. It's like they walked out of the stone age and if were not careful.babies. There's no question:this is the good life. No danger of predators and all the bananas you can eat at the banana buffet.com/video/player/kids/animals-pets-kids/wild-detectiveskids/wd. not only is it shy but there aren't many of them around either. Little David here seems pretty healthy. Mmmm bananas! Tapirs have a unique nose that can wrap around plants sort of like an elephant's trunk. There are only a couple thousand left in the wild. They also have very sharp teeth and they use these . Since they are so few tapirs left in the wild many of them are being raised in zoos.html 7 . http://video. It's called a tapir and they live in the jungles of Costa Rica in Central America.nationalgeographic. how many other animals do you know that have fourteen toes? Yep! We call this the species that time forgot.

draw a. for b. can a. on c. a. what b. more known c. story b. expressing c.CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC ÚS DE LA LLENGUA Task 1. 14. on b. (191 words . 11. to express a. going c. 13. 10. 6. He also experimented with cubism (a type of art in_____12_____ objects are viewed in terms of geometry). at c. better known b. in c. 9. to c. 8. which a. He was an intelligent child. against b. Spain. 2. must c. who c. could b. on b. express b. producing advanced drawings _____8_____ an early age. 1904. 5. was painting b. on c. history a. 12. Salvador Dalí was born _______5______ May 11th. what c. by a. 3. near Barcelona. (Answers on page 10) Salvador Dali’s Biography The Spanish painter Salvador Dalí was one of the _____1____ surrealist artists who wanted ______2_______ the contents of the unconscious mind. Read the following text and complete the gaps with the correct option .Adapted from www. which b. drawing c. 7. He was imprisoned for political activities ______13_____ the government and was finally expelled from Art School _____14____1925.notablebiographies. He had an enormous talent for _______3________ and he ____4______ his dreams and bizarre moods in a precise way. Spain.com) 1. 4. painted a. in a. to draw b. Dalí attended the Colegio de los Hermanos Maristas and the Instituto in Figueres. His father was a notary (one ______6______witnesses the signing of important documents). poetry c. in his childhood he had frequent arguments with his parents and classmates and he received cruel treatment from them in response. He was strongly influenced ______11____ the dreamlike works of the Italian painter Giorgio De Chirico. at a. By 1921 he convinced his father that he ______9____ make a living as an artist and he was allowed_____10____ to Madrid. at 8 . According to Dali’s autobiography (the ______7_____ of his own life). for a. best known a. who a. go b. in b. to go a. had painted c.

was knowing d. was taken b. Choose the correct option. since 16. He failed the exam because he ________ too many mistakes . has taken d. during a. did b. until d. looked forward to d. Ruth told me that her sister _________ to hospital yesterday because she had had a heart attack.CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC Task 2. knew b. the match went on. While I was away on holiday. my brother ________ my plants. has known c. looked by c. a. 15. So b. 19. _______ it was raining heavily. David is Scottish but he has lived in Girona ________ he got married. took a. put 20. But d. He ________ his best friend for over twenty years. knows a. 18. looked after a. Although c. looked for b. for b. 17. However a. was taking c. 9 . made d. c. guessed c.

by a. must c. story b. at c. which a. at a. drawing c. 10. go b. 14. what b. on c. could b. to c. more known c. 11. had painted c. draw a.CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC Answers Task 1 1. 13. best known a. for b. for a. against b. express b. who a. on c. 5. 4. in b. what c. to draw b. 2. to express a. painted a. in c. in a. poetry c. was painting b. to go a. at 10 . which b. can a. 9. going c. on b. 7. history a. 12. who c. 6. on b. better known b. 8. expressing c. 3. a.

While I was away on holiday. David is Scottish but he has lived in Girona ________ he got married.CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC Task 2 15. looked for b. Ruth told me that her sister _________ to hospital yesterday because she had had a heart attack. He ________ his best friend for over twenty years. 11 . He failed the exam because he ________ too many mistakes . 17. since d. has known c. until c. the match went on. So b. However a. guessed c. looked after a. knew b. made d. during a. 19. for b. _______ it was raining heavily. put 16. looked by d. was taking c. Although c. looked forward to c. knows a. was knowing d. 18. did b. has taken d. my brother ________ my plants. But d. 20. took a. was taken b. a.

Reply to his e-mail. Task 2 Write about a day when everything went wrong. Suggest things you can do when he is here. Where you were. clothes. best season to come.CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC EXPRESSIÓ ESCRITA Task 1 A friend you haven’t seen for four years has written to you because he wants to visit you in your country next September. money. transport. Tell him about your life during these last five years. Give him information about your town: accommodation. What you did to solve the situation. 12 . What went wrong. ( Write around 150 words) • • • • • Thank him for the mail. places of interest in and around your town. Give him information about your country: weather. Cover the following aspects: (Around 150 words) • • • • • When it happened. How the day ended.

) 2. What kind of books do you enjoy reading? 13 . who is in it and what he is doing. when and why it was taken. Choose one of these photographs and describe it.Preparation time: 2 minutes Part One (5 minutes) 1. What did you use to read as a child? 3. (Say where.CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC EXPRESSIÓ I INTERACCIÓ ORAL BOOKS A B .

Do you usually borrow books from the library? 4. Sample of questions the examiner may ask you : 1. What is your favourite time of day for reading? 7. What do you think of e-books? Will they replace paper books in the future? 5. Have you ever been to a book signing or met an author? 6. what's it about? 3. What is your favourite place to read? 8. How often do you read newspapers? 2. Are you reading any book at the moment? If so.CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL BÀSIC - Part Two (5 minutes) Now the examiner will ask you some questions related to the topic. What is your favourite book of all time? 14 .

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