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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.

Read the text below and complete the following tasks.

(30 puncte) Varianta 086

Catherine Hookham, 85, heaves a big sigh as she sits watching the evening news. Yet again crime is on the increase. (1) Is there no end to it? Catherine Im not saying it was all sentimental like in adverts but we were more contented. But there are other reasons why Catherine feels that life has become less pleasant. (2) As a result, she moved into an old peoples house. This would never have happened a few years ago, she insists. Then people could go out without constantly having to look over their shoulder, and mums could send their kids to play in the streets without worrying theyd be attacked or offered drugs by someone. (3) An expert on todays quality of life says: our standard of living is rising, but they dont take into account important factors like pollution, crime and stress. (4) Single mum Kerry Sparrow, 28, is glad shes bringing her daughter now. She feels todays society more open. Whether she wants to be a doctor or a bus driver she can choose and people have the freedom to decide how they want to live their lives. 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. Three years ago she was beaten up by a mugger. B. What people want above all is security and an environment where their children can grow up to be healthy adults. C. Hundreds of homeless teenagers roam the streets. D. Youve only got to look at peoples faces to see how depressed and worried they are. E. To find the right solution seems almost impossible. 2. Who/What do the words in bold refer to? 3. Give the antonyms of the following words. 1. increase 2. pleasant 3. constantly 4. worry 5. open 6 points 10 points

4. Answer the following questions. 6 points A. Which are the three main reasons for which Catherine is so discontented? B. What are the three main threats that are present in our lives now adays? C. Who do you mostly agree with : Catherine or Kerry? Give one reason at least. 5. Comment on the following sentence: Whether she wants to be a doctor or a bus driver she can choose and people have the freedom to decide how they want to live their lives.(50 words) 4 points