II. CHOOSE TWO OUT OF THE THREE QUESTIONS: Pruebas de Acceso a Estudios Universitarios (Bachillerato L.O.G.S.E.) IDIOMA EXTRANJERO: Inglés No se permite el uso de diccionario ni de ningún otromaterial didáctico. Las preguntas deberán ser respondidas en Inglés. Duración de la prueba: 1 hora y 30 minutos. Esta hoja no se entrega. A. EXPRESSING THE MAIN IDEAS. (1 POINT) (0.5 points for eachcorrect answer) Answer the following questions according to the information given in the text. Where possible, use your own words.
1. What do people do on St Valentine’s Day? 2. Is St Valentine’sDay celebrated in the same way all over the world?
B. LEXICON. (1 POINT) (0.25 points for each correct answer) Find words or phrases in the text that mean the same as these given.
ST VALENTINE’SDAY It is that time of the year when couples show their love for each other by sending cards, flowers and chocolates. But Valentine’s Day is not only about public displays of affection: in recent yearsit has also become big business. In the UK alone, more than £20 million is spent on flowers, while in the United States over $1 billion is forced to spend on chocolates. It is said that the firstrecorded Valentine’s card was sent by the imprisoned Duke of Orleans in 1415. It is believed that he tried to find comfort from his imprisonment by writing love poems to his wife. Valentine’s Day is nowcelebrated in many countries around the world. However, the traditions often differ from place to place. In Japan, for example, it is customary for women to send chocolates to men, while in KoreaApril 14th is when the unfortunate men who received nothing on Valentine’s Day gather to eat noodles and show sympathy for each other. Valentine’s cards can also be used for less than romantic purposes.Police in the UK city of Liverpool send Valentine’s cards to criminals who failed to appear in court or have not paid fines. Adapted from http://www.bbc.co.uk
1. Feeling of love for someone. 2....
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