Inglés Examen Selectividad

CURSO 2011-2012 Instrucciones:


a) Duración: 1 h.30m. b) No se permite el uso de diccionario. c) Lapuntuación de las preguntas está indicada en las mismas. d) Los alumnos deberán realizar completa una de las dos opciones A o B, sin poder mezclar las respuestas.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16OPTION A “Will the eBook finally replace paper?” Should we declare the traditional book as an “endangered species”? Current trends show that although the printed book is a part of our culture, theeBook’s popularity is growing and it may become the format of choice for most people in the near future. Publishers and book-sellers are reporting that eBook sales are increasing by as much as four orfive times over the last year. Industry analysts are predicting this trend to continue. Steve Ballmer even thinks that the electronic format will completely replace paper publications in about 10years. “There will be no newspapers or magazines that are delivered in paper form. Everything will get delivered in an electronic form,” says Ballmer. This growing popularity of digital format isunderstandable. The eBook has many advantages over its paper counterpart: it’s easy to carry and accessible from anywhere—if you use any online storage service, you can access your eBook copy from anywherewhere you have a computer and Internet connection available. Finding a phrase in an eBook is easier than in a paper book. The environmentally friendly eBook reduces the usage of ink and paper, whichsaves trees. They cost less to produce and are therefore cheaper than paper books, in some cases 50% cheaper. This is one of the reasons why many schools are adopting eBooks for their students. Anotherreason is that students are very mobile and it's easier to store books in a laptop than carry them around. But even the most ardent eBook fan does not expect paper books to become obsolete: "They'll...
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