Examen de inglés

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1.- Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE? Copy the evidence from the text. No marks are given for only TRUE or FALSE.

1. Lea todo el texto cuidadosamente. 2. Lea atentamente todas las preguntas de laprueba. 3. Proceda a responder en lengua inglesa a las preguntas en el papel de examen. TIEMPO: 1 hora y 30 minutos. CALIFICACIÓN: La puntuación máxima de la prueba es de 10 puntos.

a) The people living in Kamikatsu had to stop burning their rubbish because of new laws. b) The attempts to recycle in the village have not been very successful.
(Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos)

Do you think youcan recycle? Then you must meet the villagers of Kamikatsu, in Japan! Not long ago life in Kamikatsu centred on cultivating rice. Now the tiny village in the densely wooded mountains of Shikoku Island in south-west Japan has a new obsession: rubbish. Kamikatsu’s aim is to end its dependence on incineration, and become Japan’s first zero-waste community. An hour’s drive from the nearest city, thevillage was forced to change the way it managed its waste in 2000 when new regulations on dioxin emissions forced it to shut down its two incinerators. “We were no longer able to burn our rubbish, so we thought the best policy was not to produce any” said Sonoe Fujii of the village’s Zero Waste Academy, a non-profit organisation that controls the scheme. Household waste must be separated into nofewer than 34 categories before being taken to a recycling centre where volunteers reprimand firmly, but politely, anyone who forgets to remove the lid from a plastic bottle or to wash out an empty beer can. “At first it was very hard work” said a 65-yearold villager as she emptied another bowl of vegetable peelings into the electric garbage disposal unit next to her back door. “It took ages to sorteverything into different types. But it comes naturally now.” Any waste that is not organic is taken to the village’s zero-waste centre. The site has a wide variety of items, from bottles, cans and newspapers to batteries, cigarette lighters, ballpoint pens and a surprisingly large number of broken mirrors. Despite some opposition, Kamikatsu’s recycling rate has soared from 55% a decade ago toabout 80% today.

2.- In your own words and based on the ideas in the text, answer the following questions. Do not copy from the text.

a) What are the tasks involved in recycling the rubbish -organic and non-organic- in the village? b) What does one of the villagers think about the activity of recycling?
(Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos)

3.- Find the words in the text that mean:

a) objective(paragraph 2) b) top (paragraph 3) c) a very long time (paragraph 3) d) classify (paragraph 3)
(Puntuación máxima: 1 punto)

4.- Complete the following sentences. Use the appropriate form of the word in brackets when given.

a) People know that if they _____ (not recycle) their rubbish, in a few years they _____ (have to abandon) the village of Kamikatsu. b) Villagers tie their newspapers intopackets _____ (use) string made _____ recycled milk cartons. c) The problem of used cooking oil is solved. It _____ (make) into fertiliser, _____is used in gardens. d) Rewrite the following sentence, beginning with the words given: When recycling glass bottles, you must classify them by colour. When recycling glass bottles, they ___________________
(Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos)

5.- Writeabout 100 to 150 words on ONE of the following topics.

a) Do you think it is important to recycle? Defend your point of view. b) Write the story of a broken mirror you found in the rubbish.
(Puntuación máxima: 3 puntos)

TIEMPO: 1 hora y 30 minutos La prueba consistirá en el “análisis” de un texto de un idioma extranjero (el inglés en este caso),...
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