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UNIVERSIDADES PÚBLICAS DE LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID

PRUEBA DE ACCESO A LAS ENSEÑANZAS UNIVERSITARIAS OFICIALES DE GRADO
Curso 2011-2012

MODELO
QUESTIONS

MATERIA: INGLÉS

OPCIÓN A
1.- Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE? Copy the evidence from the text. No marks are given for only TRUE or FALSE. a) ASIMO was designed only to direct an orchestra. b) The Roomba vacuuming robot has a humanoidappearance. (Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos) 2.- In your own words and based on the ideas in the text, answer the following questions. Do not copy from the text a) Describe ASIMO’s appearance and its role with the Detroit Symphony. b) Explain why Monty needs to look more human. (Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos) 3.- Find the words in the text that mean: a) raised (paragraph 1) b) skills (paragraph 1) c)tedious (paragraph 2) d) risky (paragraph 2) (Puntuación máxima: 1 punto) 4.- Complete the following sentences. Use the appropriate form of the word in brackets when given. a) Roomba is _____ (easy) to use than a normal vacuum cleaner and I am more than _____ (satisfy) with it. b) Could you _____ me a favour? Tell me where I can buy the _____ (good) cooking robot on the market. c) A Japanesecompany has made a new robot that looks and acts _____ a dog, but it is not a substitute _____ a real pet. d) Many novels about robots _____ (write) by science fiction writers. I especially enjoy _____ (read) Isaac Asimov’s robot novels. (Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos) 5.- Write about 100 to 150 words on the following topic. Would you like to have a humanoid robot in your home? Why or why not? (Puntuaciónmáxima: 3 puntos)

INSTRUCCIONES GENERALES Y VALORACIÓN
1. El alumno dispone de dos opciones para contestar (A y B). Debe escoger sólo una de ellas. 2. Lea todo el texto cuidadosamente. 3. Lea atentamente todas las preguntas de la prueba. 4. 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 esde 10 puntos.

Make room for the robots
When world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma announced that he would be playing with the Detroit Symphony, every seat was sold. However, Yo-Yo Ma’s performance was not the only thing that amazed the audience. The conductor did too. The conductor stepped onto the stage and lifted both arms to direct the musicians who played the song "The Impossible Dream." Untilrecently, that is exactly what this performance would have been. This is because ASIMO, the conductor, is only eight years old and 1.2 meters tall. It is also a robot. The scientists who built ASIMO equipped it with many abilities such as climbing stairs, recognizing faces, or even helping musicians make beautiful music. Since the 1960s, robots have been doing jobs that are too boring or dangerous forhumans. These industrial robots, unlike ASIMO, do not have a humanoid appearance. But now that robots are moving into our homes, many are starting to look more like us. One company has built a dish-washing robot called Monty. To reach the sink, Monty needed to be more than 1.5 meters tall and have a human-like hand to pick up coffee cups. "Once you make a robot for human environments," says thecompany’s manager, "you end up getting closer to a human shape. But building robots to look like people is not always necessary.” His company also makes a discshaped vacuuming robot called the Roomba and more than 3 million are already in use. Will the robots of the future look more like Monty or Roomba? Either way, the company’s manager is happy to hand over the boring chores. "I'd rather have arobot do dishes," he says. Wouldn't you?

UNIVERSIDADES PÚBLICAS DE LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID

PRUEBA DE ACCESO A LAS ENSEÑANZAS UNIVERSITARIAS OFICIALES DE GRADO
Curso 2011-2012

MODELO

MATERIA: INGLÉS

OPCIÓN B
QUESTIONS

INSTRUCCIONES GENERALES Y VALORACIÓN
1. El alumno dispone de dos opciones para contestar (A y B). Debe escoger sólo una de ellas. 2. Lea todo el texto cuidadosamente. 3. Lea...
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