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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 097

Read the text below and complete the following tasks.

Of all the miracles of television none is more remarkable than its power to give to so many hours of our experience a new vagueness. People have become increasingly accustomed to see something-or other, happening somewhere-or-other, at sometime-or-other. The common-sense hallmarks of authentic first-hand experience now begin to be absent, (1), in our televisionexperience. For our TV-experience we dont need to go out to see anything in particular. We just turn the knob. Then we wonder while we watch. Is this programme live or is it taped? Is this happening to actors or to real people? Is this a commercial? A documentary? Or pure fiction? Almost never do we see a TV event from what used to be the individual human point of view. For TV is many-eyed, and alert to avoid the monotony of one persons limited vision. And each camera gives us a close-up (2). Everything becomes theatre, any actor-or even a spectator-holds center stage, where everything is possible. Our TV perspective makes us understandably reluctant to go back to the seats on the side and in the rear (3). The experience flowing through our television channels is a miscellanous mix of entertainment, instruction and news. Here is a supermarket of surrogate experience.Successful programming offers entertainment, instruction, political persuasion and advertising. Anyway, a new miasma (4) - enshrouds the world of TV. (Cosmo Ferrara-The art of writing) 1. Four sentences/groups of words have been removed from the text. Select the appropriate sentence/ group of words for each gap in the text. There is one extra sentence/group of words which you do not need to use. 4 points A. that somehow dominates the screen B. or to be only ambiguously present C. which no machine before could emit D. which are ours in real life E. that reality itself becomes slightly irritating 2. Who/what do the words in bold refer to? 3. Give the antonyms of the following words. 1. to give 2. increasingly 3. authentic 4. possible 5. successful 4. Answer the following questions: A. What do we need to do for our TV-experience? B. Why dont we see a TV event from an individual point of view? C. What does successful programming offer? 5. Explain the following sentence: Here is a supermarket of surrogate experience. (50 words) 4 points 6 points 10 points

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