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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 088

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

Throughout most of my life, I have heard that You are what you eat! Then later, (1) it became You are what you eat, digest, and absorb! Our world is changing daily. Over the years the quality of our food supplies has also changed. Your grandparents, and possibly even your parents, would purchase food from the grocery store (2). Or, perhaps, they grew much of their own food. I spent several years growing my own vegetables and then either canning or freezing many of them. They were grown organically, chemical free, (3). While at that time of my life, I just heard that organic was better for you, I didnt know much about why organic was better for you. But I did know things tasted better. Basically, the same thing rings true with our meats. The cows that used to roam freely in the pasture, getting most of their nourishment from the grass, went to the locker plant mostly chemical free. Today they graze on grass that is heavily fertilized and had weed killers used on it. They are fed grains with chemicals added to help them put on weight faster. So, (4), there are some increased health risks because of the added chemicals. (British Council Magazine, 2007) 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. that was not so heavily-laden with chemicals as it is today B. which is considered to be healthier C. as I became more knowledgeable about nutrition D. and were delicious E. even if the consumer is trying to purchase purely healthy-type foods 2. Who/what do the words in bold refer to? 3. Give the antonyms of the following words. 1. later 2. to purchase 3. delicious 4. better 5. increase 4. Answer the following questions. A. What did the author know about organic at the beginning? B. How did the author spend some of his years? C. How is the grass that cows graze on today? 5. Comment on the following sentence: You are what you eat, digest and absorb! (50 words) 4 points 6 points 10 points

6 points