Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad de Jaén

SURNAME, NAME:

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You have 70 minutes to complete the following part of the exam. This part of the exam contains
TWO exercises which may be divided into sections.

EXERCISE 1
The following reading passage contains eight paragraphs (A-H). Read carefully and answer
questions 1-14 on your answer sheet. These questions are divided into four different sections.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
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A. The Great Fire of London of September 2nd 1666 was one of the most famous incidents in
England under the Stuart monarchs. It was the second tragedy to hit the city in the space of 12
months. Just as the city was recovering from the Great Plague, the inhabitants had to flee the
city once again – this time not as a result of a disease, but due to a human accident. The Great
Fire of London left a far greater mark on the city than the pestilence.
B. The facts about the fire are simple. It started in the now notorious Pudding Lane, a street near
London Bridge, in a baker’s shop owned by Thomas Farriner, who was the king’s baker. His maid
had failed to put out the ovens at the end of the night. The heat created by the ovens caused
sparks to set fire to the wooden home of Farriner. In her panic, the maid tried to climb out of the
building but failed. She was one of the few victims of the conflagration. Once it started, the fire
spread very quickly. The city was basically made out of wood and, with September following
on from the summer, the city was very dry. The strong winds blowing in London on that day
fanned the flames.
C. Despite the evidence to the contrary, at first the Lord Mayor did not feel too worried by what
he was told. “A woman could piss it out,” was his apparent comment when he was told that the
fire was a cause for concern.
D. In order to avoid risk, those who could get out of the city did so. Many gathered on nearby
hills such as Hampstead, northwest of London. Here they were safe, but they also commanded
a good view of the immense destruction caused by the fire.
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E. In 1665, during the plague, the king, Charles II, had fled London. Many wished they had done
the same and did not criticize him when he took refuge in the countryside. However, by
September 1666, he was already back in London and, in fact, he personally took charge of the
operation to save the city. His plan was to create fire-breaks. In some cases, creating a fire-break
required knocking down perfectly good buildings, but his idea was to starve the fire of the wood
it needed to continue burning. Charles also ordered that the navy food rations stored in the river
docks in the East End should be given to those who had fled the city.
F. The heat created by the fire was so great that the lead roof on the old St Paul’s Cathedral
melted. Many saw with their own eyes how the lead was flowing down the streets. It is said that
hundreds of pigeons lost their lives as they refused to leave their nests: their feathers got burned
and they simply dropped into the fire. However, what is remarkable is that the final number of
human casualties was actually very small, with possibly only five people dying in the fire.
G. The greatest fear the authorities had was that the flames might cross the River Thames and set
fire to the south side of the city. If it could be kept north of the river, then the authorities could
claim a victory. In this they were successful. The wind that had helped spread the fire turned on
itself and drove the flames back into what had already been burned down. Therefore, the fire
had nothing to ignite and just died out.
H. The Great Fire had burned down 84 churches and the old St Paul’s. However, not all was
bad: it had also destroyed the filthy streets near the Thames where the Great Plague started. The
Fleet, a ‘tributary’ that flowed into the Thames, was nothing more than an open sewer associated
with disease and poverty. The fire effectively “boiled” the waste waters of the Fleet and sterilized
the stream. Slums were simply burned away. In this sense, the fire did London a favour and it
was now up to the authorities to re-plan and re-build their city. This task was given to Sir
Christopher Wren.

Section 1 (questions 1-5). According to the information given in the reading passage, are the
following statements TRUE or FALSE? In boxes 1-5 on your answer sheet, write:
TRUE if the statement is true according to the text.
FALSE if the statement is false according to the text.
NOT GIVEN if no information is given.

1. The effects of The Great Fire in London were more disastrous than the effects
of the Great Plague.
2. According to the text, Thomas Farriner started the fire unintentionally.
3. The Londoners who escaped to Hampstead did so in order to have a better view of the fire.
4. To control the fire Charles II used the fire-breaks that had been created in 1665,
during the Great Plague.
5. According to the text, the Great Fire also had positive consequences for London.
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of its roof melted into streams that could be seen down the streets. page 3 of 6 . that prevented the flames from crossing to the south. Complete the blank spaces with ONLY ONE WORD FROM THE TEXT. of London between 1665 and 1666..Section 2 (questions 6-8). Write your answers in boxes 6-8 on your answer sheet. The Great Fire of London is second in the list of massive tragedies that afflicted the (9) …………….. The (8) ………………. The river acted as a natural (7) ………………. Write your answers in boxes 9-13 on your answer sheet. In this exercise you have a map extracted from a travel catalogue of London. in a bakery. Complete the following summary of the reading passage with ONLY ONE WORD FROM THE TEXT. destroyed in order to create fire-breaks and even ordered to use the stored navy food rations to feed those who had abandoned the city. This is the street where the fire (6) ………………... The king had many (11) …………….. Section 3 (questions 9-13).. all over the north side of London. The fire started accidentally in a bakery at Pudding Lane and then simply (10) ……………. The fire was so fierce that Charles II himself took up arms to fight it back.

Section 4 (question 14). FIFA WORLD CUP www. and is therefore one of the main activities of FIFA over a four-year period. The FIFA World Cup™ is the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world and is contested by the senior men's national teams from the 208 Member Associations of FIFA. The World Cup fulfils FIFA’s objectives to touch the world. rebuild c. . celebrated in South Africa. For the 2010 FIFA World Cup. when it was not held because of the Second World War. just five. fair play and discipline to the watching world. which currently takes place over the preceding three years. at a relatively low cost. except in 1942 and 1946. and build a better future. Read carefully and answer questions 15-20 on your answer sheet. Understandably.fifa. We have underlined the word “flee” in paragraph A for you. The competition has been played every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930. Both the preliminary and final competitions act as a massive promotion for the game of football and for the host nation(s). some historians argue that the fire even had positive aspects on London. and are therefore wonderful opportunities to help promote values of respect.com A. since many areas of the city which had been traditionally associated with disease and poverty were (13) …………….. the Preliminary Competition. The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of one month – this phase is often called the Final Competition. refurbish EXERCISE 2 The following reading passage contains three paragraphs (A-C). Which of the following words is closer in meaning to “flee”? Write THE LETTER of your answer in box 14 on your answer sheet: a.Surprisingly enough. page 4 of 6 . 200 teams played a total of 853 matches and 31 teams qualified for South Africa. develop the game.. the organisation of such an event is a huge task for FIFA and the Local Organising Committee. run away from b. repopulate d. TOURNAMENT FORMAT B. Because of this. A qualification phase. The preliminary competition for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ has seen a total of 204 entries across six continents competing for 31 available spots. These questions are divided into four different sections. the city did not suffer heavy (12) ……………. is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s).

853 accreditations for the last FIFA World Cup were printed. The FIFA World Cup brings in much needed resources from partners and TV rights. with four titles.000 fans attended the International FIFA Fan Fest in Berlin for the semi-final match between Germany and Spain. The 19 FIFA World Cup tournaments have been won by eight different national teams. education and football in disadvantaged communities across Africa. page 5 of 6 . Sydney. with two. and England. The other winners have been Italy and Germany (the last winner). Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. There were also over six million people who attended public viewing events in 16 sites across the world: ten within South Africa and a further six across the globe in Rome. which means an average of 49. A FIFA World Cup also creates resources for many extra development programmes which prove to be beneficial for member associations of FIFA throughout the four-year cycle. Brazil have won five times.600 hot dogs were bought in the public catering concessions. and they are the only team to have played in every single tournament. The FIFA World Cup is the world's most widely viewed sporting event. it is already known that the next two World Cups will be hosted by Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. which allows FIFA to invest in social activities related to the tournament.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany and the 2010 event in South Africa was broadcast to 204 countries on 245 different channels. aiming to promote public health. While similar figures corresponding to the last FIFA World Cup celebrated in Brazil still remain to be fully compiled. a total of 3. Inside the stadiums. Berlin. while the hospitality programme attracted almost a quarter of a million guests.856 spectators attended the 64 matches. an estimated 715.670 per match and the third highest aggregate attendance behind USA 1994 and Germany 2006. with one title each. A total of 350.170. France. 177. many by the half a million international visitors who descended on South Africa.FACTS AND FIGURES C. Paris. the 20 Centres for 2010 campaign was launched. Argentina and Uruguay. Over three quarters of a million litres of beer were sold in the stadiums and 390. and Spain. For South Africa 2010.

16. 17.000 litres of beer have been sold during the FIFA World Cup celebrated in Brazil. FALSE if the statement is false according to the text.Section 1 (questions 15-20). page 6 of 6 . the countries where the FIFA World Cup is held can benefit from the tournament. According to the information given in the reading passage. Many argue that Qatar has been a bad choice for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. By the end of the 2010 FIFA World Cup celebrated in South Africa more people had watched matches in public events than in the stadiums themselves. 19. Brazil is the one host nation that has been most severely criticized for the organization of a FIFA World Cup. NOT GIVEN if no information is given. are the following statements TRUE or FALSE? In boxes 15-20 on your answer sheet. write: TRUE if the statement is true according to the text. According to the text. 15. 20. 18. The FIFA World Cup has been played uninterruptedly since the Second World War finished. Over 750.

Write the letter that corresponds to the answer of your choice in boxes 1-8 on your answer sheet. No transfer time is given. You will listen to each extract two times and will be allowed enough time between each repetition to read and answer the questions. NAME: ID/PASSPORT: LISTENING You have approximately 40 minutes to complete the following part of the exam. page 1 of 3 .Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad de Jaén SURNAME. Exercise 1 HOW BOOKS CAN OPEN YOUR MIND You are going to watch and listen to a speaker at TED giving a short lecture on how books can change your mind. This part of the exam contains TWO exercises.

Choose the one statement that is true. 6. When she arrived in the United States. The speaker never went to a school for athletes. c. 2. The speaker’s parents did not really care about her future. c. she re-read her old Chinese books in English. have allowed her to meet many people. a. 3. She began reading books of the same genre. Choose the one statement that is true. Books a. c. b. for her is where dreams come from. She feels that English-Chinese translation is not really viable. 5. a. a. Chinese does not have a word for bride. Choose the one statement that is true. she realized that Confucian and biblical ideas were basically the same. She realized that comparative reading can also be applied to academic research. page 2 of 3 . The Chinese word for bride incorporates a reference to motherhood. b.1. c. The speaker believes that happiness and a safe job bring happiness. b. c. The speaker a. b. She liked reading books about the different experiences recounted by two friends. Fortunately there were many books around to continue learning. realized her dream would not come true when adults didn’t help her. a. She decided to read books to learn. c. She thought it was unfair to have read books. b. a. b. 8. c. She enjoyed seeing how the same story was narrated in different cultures. 7. contacted people who would help her become an opera singer. b. Understanding a topic benefits from measuring different views against each other according to the speaker. read a book that changed the way she felt toward her parents. hoped she would at least achieve some second-class happiness. Choose the one statement that is true. She learned in a map it is America that is at the centre of the world. have made her stronger. b. 4. c. a. Choose the one statement that is true.

as important for cities as buildings. For a public space to be successful you need more than just chance. what comes to people’s minds when they reflect on cities. She was excited about Paley Park because a. it had been built by her stepfather. c. c. Public spaces are a. 13. page 3 of 3 . it was the first park she studied in her career. b. 14. c. are free of undesirable people and safe. 11. 9. Write the letter that corresponds to the answer of your choice in boxes 9-15 on your answer sheet. are a waste of public space. 15. Plazas a. study animal and human behaviour. b. Tick the one statement that is true. City planners should a. c. b. there are many details and decorative features. b. Because New York is so big there’s a lot of land to be used as public space. they can sit comfortably and alone. contribute to their cities. create pleasant public spaces. c. are disliked by developers. among other things. 10. they are able to sit anywhere they want. She is the first city planner to realize the importance of thinking about every detail. Paley Park is special to people. are expensive to look after. are built to last for generations. important because people can get together there. c. it deeply affected citizens’ life. 12. Plazas a. b. tend to look empty and unsafe. because a. b. a. c.Exercise 2 URBAN PUBLIC SPACES You are going to watch and listen to a speaker at TED giving a short lecture on what urban public spaces should be like. b.

EXERCISE 1 A British friend of yours wants to settle in Spain. (150-180 words) page 1 of 2 . NAME: WRITING ID/PASSPORT: DO NOT WRITE ON THIS PAPER SHEET. Write your NAME AND SURNAME ON BOTH SIDES. what the food is like.Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad de Jaén SURNAME. Your script must be legible and texts must be written with pen. Write a letter to him/her giving some practical advice and information. what the weather is like (and appropriate clothing). You have 90 minutes to complete BOTH EXERCISES ON THIS PAPER. not pencil. the following: which is the best place to live. including. but not limited to. No transfer time is given: give yourself enough time to transfer your composition from the draft sheet to this answer sheet. the customs of the region and how to improve his/her Spanish.

(120-150 words) page 2 of 2 . EXERCISE 2 Tell about a time when you were treated unfairly. Write about everything connected to this: reason. your reaction and the consequences.DO NOT WRITE ON THIS PAPER SHEET. your feelings.

SURNAME. page 1 of 2 . NAME: WRITING ANSWER SHEET ID/PASSPORT: Write your answer to exercise 1 here.

SURNAME. NAME: ID/PASSPORT: Write your answer to exercise 2 here. page 2 of 2 .

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Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad de Jaén SURNAME. NAME: ID/PASSPORT: LISTENING Mark Corrector only ANSWER SHEET Your answers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Corrector only .

A page 1 of 5 . C 7. A 11. A 3. B 8. A EXERCISE 2 (click here to listen) 9. FALSE 17. A 2. FALSE 18. C 6. NOT GIVEN 3. C 15. TRUE 16. B 5. FIRE-BREAKER 8. PEOPLE/INHABITANTS/CITY 10. CASUALTIES 13. TRUE 1. STARTED 7. NOT GIVEN 5. BUILDINGS 12. B 13.Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad de Jaén KEY TO READING EXERCISES EXERCISE 1 EXERCISE 2 Section 1 15. STERILIZED Section 4 14. A KEY TO LISTENING EXERCISES EXERCISE 1 (click here to listen) 1. SPREAD 11. LEAD Section 3 9. FALSE 19. A 14. TRUE 20. A 12. TRUE 4. NOT GIVEN Section 2 6. TRUE 2. B 4. C 10.

It’s situated in Andalucia on the south of Spain and it has a beautiful buildings and monuments such as the Cathedral. From my point of view. you can visit Sierra Nevada where you will enjoy skiing. errors are transcribed as well as the original distribution of paragraphs. the Albaiciin or the Alhambra.Grammar: 3 page 2 of 5 . One thing more! I know two Spanish academies where you can improve your Spanish. Exercise 1 Sample answer 1 Hello. This writing exercise obtained an overal mark of 70% based on the used correction rubrics (click here to read the rubrics). Marta! How are you? I hope you are well. you won’t regret it! Best wishes. Sandra. I’m very happy because you have decided to live in Spain.Cohesion and coherence: 4 . besides. The food is great even very famous. When present in the original. t-shirts.Adequacy: 4 . I could help you! I have been living in Granada since I was 10 so I’m sure that if you come to Granada. The different aspects of the exercises were marked as follows: . the best place to live in Spain is Granada because of being a cosmopolitan city. some trainers and some coats althuugh in Granada there are shopping centres where clothes are cheap. Also. you will get a free tapa which is a typical custom in Granada. If you order a beer or a soft drink.WRITING SAMPLE ANSWERS The following sample answers are taken from real exams and are accompanied of the marks awarded by correctors.Lexicon: 3 . The weather in Granada is sunny so you duon’t need too many winter clothes so I think you should bring long and short trousers.

In Granada raining every years but. When present in the original. white potatoes that are delicious and soup. For example. Love. Exercise 1 Sample answer 2 Hi. You should shop an umbrella. we sleepevery afternoon about two hours. In second place. The different aspects of the exercises were marked as follows: . This foods are rice with tomatoes. First of all. errors are transcribed as well as the original distribution of paragraphs. If I will visited Spain during one month go to Granada but if I will lived in Spain will goed to Madrid because is a city that I love me.The following sample answers are taken from real exams and are accompanied of the marks awarded by correctors.Grammar: 1 page 3 of 5 . friends María. In Granada there are foods very delicious too. I heap to hear from you soon. for example Roma. The are places very bigger and beautiful. Moreover. This writing exercise obtained an overal mark of 35% based on the used correction rubrics (click here to read the rubrics). Diana. in Jaen never raining. I think that customs us are very different of the Spain. The best place for me is the “Alhambra” of the city the GRanada. On the other hand. for example. Anne and Tom. it had more years. Spain don’t too noiser who other cities. I heap had help with my writing.Lexicon: 1 .Adequacy: 3 . saided us that I’m writing from Roma because I lived now here and I happiness. Moreover. a boats. there are cinese restaurants more expensives because it’s the place more important of city. you can visited “Sierra Nevada” that is a park very important of this city too.Cohesion and coherence: 2 . To sum up. I can talked us that Spain is a city very beautiful. This place is a monument very important for this city. for example. I’m writing us about the wathor in Spain.

individually. Candidates may be asked a question about their partner’s pictures at the end of the intervention Pictures for candidate 1 Pictures for candidate 2 page 4 of 5 . PART 2 In this part of the exam. the interviewer asks the candidates. several personal short questions: ▶ ▶ ▶ ▶ ▶ Do you work/study? What do you like the best about your job/studies? Did you practice more sports when you were younger? What do you use the internet for? etc. In speaking section PART 1. each candidate must compare and describe a set of two images.SPEAKING SAMPLE MATERIALS Click here to read the rubrics for the speaking part of the exam. in turns.

In your opinion.PART 3 In this part of the exam. candidates are given some visual promts to discuss. what are the advantages and disadvantages of the following family models? page 5 of 5 .