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miércoles, 22 de marzo de 2017

PAU 2010 2011 JUNE B

WHAT´S IN A NAME?

1. a) F "In Britain, you can call a child almost everything... the only restrictions on parents relate to offensive words".
b) T "For example, there have been six boys named Gandalf..."

2. a) The Government didn´t let the couple to call their baby 4Real so they decided to choose the name "Superman" instead.
b) In some countries like UK names can´t be offensive; in other countries such as China they can´t contain symbols or letters from abroad and in other places such as Japan, Denmark or Germany parents must choose from a name list.

3. a) fashion
b) choose
c) Equally
d) such as

4. a) most important / for
b) If / searching
c) likes / mispronounced
d) baby´s name / whose

FOR NEXT DAY, MARCH 29TH

2010 2011 SEPTEMBER A & B

CLEOPATRA WAS NOT KILLED BY A SNAKE 
&
WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?

PAU 2010 2011 JUNE A

Self-driving Google Cars

1. a) F "With someone behind the wheel to take control...with only two human interventions"
1. b) T "Because the robot cars would eventually be less likely to crash...reducing fuel consumption"
(2 points)

2. a. It´s small and it carries a cylinder on the roof. It also has video cameras on it, radar sensors and a laser device.
2. b. They are less likely to have accidents, they are more safe and they waste less oil.

3. a) harder

b) actually

c) reducing

d) proof

(1 point)

4. a) bought / has been complaining

b) than / are lost

c) are / driving

d) by / an

(2 points)





miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017

PAU 2011 2012 JUNE B

DIAMONDS

1. a) FALSE: "Optically, chemically... to a mine diamond"
b) TRUE: "As regards price, ...costs about $6,000"
2. a) Clark McEven is mentioned becuase he is the person who runs a company controlling the process of growing real diamonds.
C. McEven is  mentioned becuase he is in charge of a company which produces artificial diamonds.
b) They put a lot of pressure and heat on a carbon piece for some days.

3. a) overseen
b) lump
c) graded
d) inscripted

4. a) hardest / on
b) vanishes / leaving
c) was discovered / could
d) who / his

NEXT TESTS:
2010 2011 JUNE A 
Self-driving Google Cars
2010 2011 JUNE B
What´s in a Name? 
DUE TO
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22ND

PAU 2011 2012 JUNE A

SOME PEOPLE NEVER FORGET A FACE

1. a)TRUE: "In fact about 2 percent... faces"
b) FALSE: "Often super-recognizers are able to... hair color".
2. a) To avoid giving too much attention to having met the other person.
b) Because people with this special ability can remember people from a crime. 
3. a) recalling
b) broad
c) encounter
d) credible
4. a) to / have been found
b) who / to
c) meeting / at
d) hadn´t been / wouldn´t have met

viernes, 10 de marzo de 2017

PAU TEST 2011 2012 SEPTEMBER A

Facebook generation 
suffers from information withdrawal syndrome

Ex. 2
a) Volunteers in the experiment had to spend one day without any electronic device, such as telephones or the internet.
b) Two positive effects have been that...
One positive effect has been that volunteers have improved their facilities for surviving. Another has been that they spent more time outside, walking in the streets, for instance or enjoying nature.

Ex. 4. a) developing / highest b) an / who
c) until / became d) on / spent / used to spend

viernes, 3 de marzo de 2017

Hellen Keller





On this day in 1887, Anne Sullivan begins teaching six-year-old Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing after a severe illness at the age of 19 months. Under Sullivan’s tutelage, including her pioneering “touch teaching” techniques, the previously uncontrollable Keller flourished, eventually graduating from college and becoming an international lecturer and activist. Sullivan, later dubbed “the miracle worker,” remained Keller’s interpreter and constant companion until the older woman’s death in 1936.

(...)

Her parents eventually sought the advice of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone and an authority on the deaf. He suggested the Kellers contact the Perkins Institution, which in turn recommended Anne Sullivan as a teacher.



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Helen Keller became a public speaker and author; her first book, “The Story of My Life” was published in 1902. She was also a fundraiser for the American Foundation for the Blind and an advocate for racial and sexual equality, as well as socialism. From 1920 to 1924, Sullivan and Keller even formed a vaudeville act to educate the public and earn money. Helen Keller died on June 1, 1968, at her home in Westport, Connecticut, at age 87, leaving her mark on the world by helping to alter perceptions about the disabled.

(from History)

Alexander Graham Bell




A Scottish scientist and inventor who was one of the leading developers of the telephone.
He also invented teh metal detector.
(from the Burlington Culture Calendar)



More information:

Wikipedia: here you can have records of his voice.

Alexander Graham Bell refused to have a telephone in his study, fearing it would distract him from his scientific work.

(taken from History page)

Quotations:

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.