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Ministerul Educaiei, Cercetrii i Tineretului Centrul Naional pentru Curriculum i Evaluare n nvmntul Preuniversitar

Examenul de bacalaureat 2008 Proba E/F Proba scris la Limba englez L1 normal L2 Toate subiectele sunt obligatorii. Se acord 10 puncte din oficiu. Timpul efectiv de lucru este de 3 ore. (30 puncte) Varianta 081

Read the text below and complete the following tasks.

Trust is a little like blindness. In some cases you literally cannot see, as when riding a horse in the dark. In others, you figuratively cannot see because you lack knowledge or understanding. (1)To triumph, you have to trust. You cannot just trust, you have to trust in something, and that something must be worthy. Trustworthy. (2) Just as God built navigational instincts into horses, he built a navigational tool into the earth the magnetic pole. When a compass needle points towards that pole, trust it. Trust yourself, too. Some years ago, a friend and I were hunting in the wilderness. Suddenly I began to fret. Did I bring enough clothes? What if we got hurt? ... (3) I finally thought: Relax! (4) And after that the trip went smoothly. Just as God endowed horses and compasses with navigational tools. He endowed you with a tool to navigate life. Its called reason. Common sense. When people succumb to fear, intimidation or other paralyzing emotions, they sell themselves short. You have something powerful: brainpower. When youre lost in the dark, you can pull out your flashlight, map, compass, and GPS. Then, applying reason, you can navigate infallibly to any destination. Sure, trusting yourself in unknown realms can be terrifying but just like the horse, you will find your way. 1. Four sentences have been removed from the text. Select the appropriate sentence for each gap in the text. There is one extra sentence that does not fit. 4 points A. Did we have enough food? B. Whichever the case, you have no choice. C. Trust yourself. D. A horse is one example, the compass is another. E. We have many possibilities. 2. Who/What do the words in bold refer to? 3. Match the following words with their meaning. 1) blindness 2) worthy 3) succumb 4) fret A. lose the ability to fight B. easily C. worry D. lack of sight E. deserving something 4. Answer the following questions. A. What has God endowed human beings with? B. What must be the authors hobby? C. Is the message of the text optimistic or pessimistic? Why? (Give reasons). 6 points 6 points 10 points 5) smoothly

5. Comment on the following sentence: When people succumb to fear, intimidation or other paralyzing emotions, they sell themselves short. (50 words) 4 points