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GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES “2010 Año del Bicentenario de la Revolución de Mayo”

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You are going to listen to a radio interview about what Shona does in her spare time. Listen carefully and decide if the sentences are True or False. Write a √ in the corresponding column. You will listen to the recording twice.

True 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Shona and Todd are close friends. Sports and free time are the same for Shona. Shona particularly likes to do sports on her own. Climbing outdoors is easier than indoors. When climbing outdoors the right partner is a must to feel safe. It is a fact that women are better rock climbers than men. Shona has not gone climbing for six months. Rock climbing is for anyone who likes challenges.


Tapescript Todd: Shona: So, Shona, you are quite fit. You like to run. Do you like to do anything else? Yeah, actually. I like quite a lot of different sports. I like to play tennis. That is something that I like to participate in with someone else, but also I'm into more solitary sports, like I like doing yoga in the mornings. I like to do a bit of Yoga. I also like to use the gym and I also like to climb, wallclimb, or sometimes I've odd **** climbing. It has to be with walls. Cool, so actually let's talk about climbing. You climb at the gym? No, my gym doesn't have a climbing wall, but there's somewhere in the city I'm from that has like a huge climbing center and you can go there and there's like all different types of walls, different abilities, and there's also a big rotating wall as well for when you are really good, and you can use that one and like climb up there. Do you ever actually take this out and practice on real rocks? Yeah, I have done. I have done in the past because an ex boyfriend was

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Right. but I'd say I'm probably more fearful of dropping indoors because it's just myself than I would be outdoors cause I'd be with someone else.2 - . So rock climbing is something you'd recommend for everybody? Oh. you should do. so when you climb outside do you have a lot of fear that you're going to fall? Not really. Todd: Shona: Right. it was a bit sooner than that. it seems to make perfect sense. And just lastly. Like. I heard that in rock climbing it's quite unique in that actually women are better. actually. you feel like you've really accomplished something. Yeah. I think it's like so challenging that you can get so much out of it because you progress. yeah. but yeah. like it is a bit easier just cause of the woman's body in comparison to a man. it was completely different than climbing outdoors from it is from like inside.GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES “2010 Año del Bicentenario de la Revolución de Mayo” really into climbing so I went out a few climbs with him. I guess it's like naturally they're built more for climbing. You get stronger so quickly. Is that true? I've heard that was well. I've heard that women are a bit better at rock climbing. Well.. Actually. when you reach where you're trying to go and you just like. Yeah. you noticed you've got more to sort of hold on to and stuff because it's built for climbing but the natural environment is harder to climb because like there's not as many cracks and stuff and you've got to spend longer to try and find them and they're not as obvious. then that's really important but I guess if you're with like a stranger you didn't know that well then you might be a little bit worried about like dropping or whatever. I guess it depends on who you are climbing with. it's just such a great feeling to reach the top. I don't really know how true it is. Oh. I want to give it a try. cause like most of the really good climbers I've met are male. Todd: Shona: Todd: Shona: Todd: Shona: Todd: Shona: Ejemplos CLE CIA Inglés Página . Like wall climbing is probably a bit easier than actually outside because. Yeah. but it's probably more enjoyable to do it outside than it is inside. but yeah. you make it sound really fun. that's interesting. the last time I was climbing outdoors was probably about six months ago. You know that's the most exciting part. Well.. like as an introduction and that was pretty amazing. indoors. when was the last time you went rock climbing? It was probably about three or four months ago and it was. wow.. I think it's really fun. are naturally better rock climbers than men because they have smaller fingers and they're lighter. Like if you are with someone that you completely trust. Like you really notice a change in your muscles and everything and it's like. Absolutely.

It's painting.9171.Y. FLA. Would you consider directing? Jeroen Ten Berge WELLINGTON. N. and I respect directors who depict it responsibly. TENN. painting. I get a real satisfaction from seeing something work as a book. [Your heritage] is part of who you are. editing is not unlike the movies. it's philosophy. It has to do with paying attention. though. It's just a way of living. sometimes I feel I can get to the heart of the matter better in Spanish. The best books. remembering. Read the text and do the exercises below Adapted from: http://www. participating in life.3 - . I was raised speaking English and Spanish.1867124. You once said that people should embrace their heritage. NEW YORK CITY I don't really separate them.00. Germans are people too! [Laughs. filtering what you see and answering back. it's photography. Patrick Watts MARYVILLE. it's history. I'm not saying that's not true. Which language are you most comfortable with? A. It's a pretty complete world. NEW ZEALAND I've thought about it a few times. They're only as good as the compromise made between the artists involved. To be an artist. it's design. Which is your favorite? Arielle Davis. are a collaboration. it's literature. making movies. 2008 You're famous for your multilingual talents. LADY LAKE.GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES “2010 Año del Bicentenario de la Revolución de Mayo” Comprensión lectora  1. BAYSIDE. You founded a publishing house for artists who aren't able to publish their works in more traditional venues.html 10 Questions for Viggo Mortensen By Viggo Mortensen Wednesday. That lets the audience off the hook. You've explored poetry.time. And I also speak Danish. Many of your films deal with a significant amount of brutality. It involves so many different ways of expressing yourself. Ejemplos CLE CIA Inglés Página . Why? Ruth Tam. you don't have to compose music or paint or be in the movies or write books. Dec. I've acted in Spanish and English. And I can get by in French and Italian. It's a good thing. A lot of time the violence expressed onscreen is a metaphor for what's going on inside. In a way. CHICAGO It's a way of exploring.] I don't remember saying that you should embrace your heritage. but when something has to do with emotions. There are a lot of directors who make too much of a joke about it. What advice would you give to someone born during Nazi-era Germany? Ruth Savoia. it's fashion. just like the best movies. I take it seriously. 17. What's it like to explore violent characters? Frank Pennisi. photography and music in addition to

N. I think I would have gotten disenchanted and probably quit. or did those films incite a passion? Tom Lanham. They're endlessly interesting. SAN FRANCISCO I grew up with horses when I was a kid in Argentina. attending your exhibitions or screenings. In your early 20s. People get used to seeing you do what you've done that's been successful. I'm careful around them. I'd be scared to try an out-and-out comedy. And sometimes I worry about myself. dark roles. I like them. I respect them. There's a certain rhythm. You seem to take serious. though. Ejemplos CLE CIA Inglés Página . I worry about them. But why not? A little bit of fear is always good. MAINE No. Have you ever been offered a comedy? Rebecca Richardson BAR HARBOR. You never know what they're going to do. Every once in a while. Were you into horses before. I've had some good acting partners that were horses over the years. and I envy those who are really good at it. would you have been able to handle the amount of fame you have now? Janice Gherardi NEWBURGH.Y. I'm flattered when there are people from Germany or Japan who will show up when I have a photo exhibition in Iceland. You kept the horses from Hidalgo and Lord of the Rings. where they assume that I'm only speaking to them. Is that kind of attention flattering or unnerving? Wiecha Lach KRAKOW. I would have gotten tired of the whole circus. a certain timing to comedy. If I had had a lot of attention early on. there'll be a person who steps over the line.4 - . POLAND Both.GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES “2010 Año del Bicentenario de la Revolución de Mayo” Some people follow you around the world.

Ejemplos CLE CIA Inglés Página . False 3) Answer the following: Mortensen offers an explanation for his not doing a comedy.……………………………………………………………………………. D. The topic aims at entertaining / analyzing biographies / studying cinema. B. he said that one has to accept one’s origins. NOTA: El mismo tipo de ejercicios se aplica a la comprensión auditiva. and the interviewers are Time journalists / cinemaexperts / people who are interested in Mortensen. For him. Write two of his arguments.5 - . He loves editing books as an individual activity.GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES “2010 Año del Bicentenario de la Revolución de Mayo” 1) Choose the best option: A. B. write or be in the movies indistinctly. The interviewee is a famous actor. A.……………………………………………………………………………. C. According to Ruth Savoia. B. Mortensen prefers Spanish when he is emotionally affected. to be an artist is to paint... 2) Indicate if the following statements are True or False: True A.

Give an account of the firemen’s activities.6 - . a member of one of the teams scored a goal with his hand. When you got together to complete the task. During a football match. Write a letter to your teacher apologizing for the delay.GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES “2010 Año del Bicentenario de la Revolución de Mayo” Producción escrita   1) Producción escrita basada en la información extraída de un texto. Write an account of the situation and write your opinion about fair play and its importance for citizenship. 2. You have been a privileged witness of the rescue of a dog that had got trapped in a fire that broke up in an empty flat opposite your house. Your teacher has given you and your group an assignment that was due for tomorrow. 3. Narrate the episode for the local newspaper. 2) Producción escrita extendida con opciones Choose one of the following and write about 150-180 words 1. Include a description of your feelings during the rescue and appreciation of the job done by the firemen. Your teacher has asked you to write a short account of the life of a famous person who was born in your country. one of the members of the group had a family problem and all of you decided to help him/her and you couldn’t do the homework. asking for a new date and explaining the reasons for not having completed the task. You decide to write about Viggo Mortensen. Ejemplos CLE CIA Inglés Página . Explain what you did when you heard the dog barking and you saw the fire. The referee did not notice the fault but the captain acknowledged the mistake and told the referee to ignore the goal. In about 100 words. write the assignment using the information in the text but use your own words as far as possible.

7 - .GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES “2010 Año del Bicentenario de la Revolución de Mayo” Producción oral  • Ejemplos de preguntas personales How easy is it for you to get an internet connection? What aspect of your city are you most proud of? Why? Should all colleges and universities require an entrance exam? Why(not)? • Preguntas a partir de una lámina Firework displays are generally chosen to mark the end of events like the Olympic Games or New Year. Some people think that watching a film before reading the book is not the right thing to do. Why do you think this is so? What do people like about them? Are there any disadvantages / risks to this kind of activity? • Interacción entre candidatos The film or the book? Card for both candidates: Many classical stories and bestsellers have been made into movies. with varying success. Discuss. Here are some ideas to compare reading and viewing: • • • time needed imagination at play cost Ejemplos CLE CIA Inglés Página .

In the southern states. 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) than whose One grow as compared its First stay like comparing with Beginning become for Nota: El ejemplo muestra once ítems de dos posibles tipos: con y sin opciones. India has had a longer exposure to English 7) __________________ any other country which uses it as a second language: 8)__________________distinctive words. especially in the north. Secondly. 5) __________________. The Indian Constitution 2) __________________ officially approves twenty-two regional languages for official purposes. there is more resistance to Hindi. Calcutta. todos del mismo tipo. the English language has been present on the Indian subcontinent. Since the early XVIIth. Dozens of distinctly different regional languages are spoken in India. the purpose of English is twofold. But they are seen on different levels. Apart from these languages. and Bombay. In India.GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES “2010 Año del Bicentenario de la Revolución de Mayo” Reconocimiento del sistema lingüístico   Read the following passage and a) provide a word or two for each blank (1 to 6) b) choose the best alternative for each blank (7 to 11) The Status of English in India India has two national languages for central administrative purposes: Hindi and English. and main link language of India. it provides a linguistic tool for the administrative cohesiveness of the country. which has allowed English 6) __________________ remain a lingua franca to a greater degree. making it possible for people who speak different languages to 10) __________________ united. Ejemplos CLE CIA Inglés Página . grammar and rhetoric spreading gradually to affect all places. 9) __________________. 3)______________ have many features in common 4) __________________ grammatical structure and vocabulary. official. century. En el examen. 1) __________________ Hindi is the national. idioms. habits and culture.8 - . English is an associate official language. The history of India has always been associated with everyday usage of English. when the East India Company established settlements in formerly Madras. se incluirán para este ejercicio 15 ítems. it serves 11) ________________a language of wider communication for a large variety of different people in a vast area. Hindi is used for communication.

True D. Shona has not gone climbing for six months. • He is not sure whether he’d be successful. 2) 3) Reconocimiento del Sistema Lingüístico: 1) 2) 3) 4) Whereas. while also which like/such as 5) 6) 7) 8) however to than its 9) First 10) become 11) as Ejemplos CLE CIA Inglés Página . entertaining B. people who are interested in Mortensen A. When climbing outdoors the right partner is a must to feel safe. Rock climbing is for anyone who likes challenges. It is a fact that women are better rock climbers than men. in any order • People expect you perform the same kind of roles because they got accustomed to that • Comedy has its own timing. X X X X X X X False X Comprensión Lectora: 1) A.GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES “2010 Año del Bicentenario de la Revolución de Mayo” Clave de Respuesta  Comprensión Auditiva: True 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Shona and Todd are close friends Sports and free time are the same for Shona Shona particularly likes to practice sports on her own.9 - . True B. Climbing outdoors is easier than indoors. False Any two of these. True C.