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MODELO DE EXAMEN. INGLS C1

-Parte 1. Comprensin lectora


-Parte 2. Comprensin auditiva
-Parte 3. Expresin e interaccin escritas
-Parte 4. Expresin e interaccin orales. Materiales para los
candidatos (A y B)
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PART 1: READING COMPREHENSION

TIME : 70 minutes

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Instructions

-In this booklet you will find three texts, their set tasks and examples for each one. Read
all of them carefully and complete the tasks as required.

-Incorrect answers are not deducted from the final mark for the assessment of this part
of the exam.

You have 70 minutes to complete this part of the exam. All exam materials will then be
collected and additional time is not permitted. Please manage your time well.

-You may use this booklet to make notes. However, it should be noted that any answers
will not be assessed under any circumstances.

-Write your answers on Answer Sheet 1 (Task1).

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Task 1
Instructions
Read the following interview from which the questions have been removed.
Read the 7 questions on the next page (A-K). Match them with their corresponding gap (1-
10).
There is one extra question you do not need to use.
Write your answers on Answer Sheet 1 (Task 1).

An Interview With Liam OFlynn, Irish Piper


From County Kildare, Ireland, master uilleann piper Liam O'Flynn was born into a musical family -- his
father was a schoolmaster and fiddle player and his mother, who played and taught piano, came from
a family of famous musicians from Clare.
0__________________A_______________________________
That's right, and also because of the fact that you have two octaves. The old pipers used to say that it
takes twenty-one years to make a piper: seven years of learning, seven years of practicing and seven
years of playing. I think there's a lot of truth to that because it's a complex instrument and requires a
lot of co-ordination to play a tune. You're learning all the time.
1_________________________________________________
I spent six years with a practice set which consisted of the bellows, the bag and the chanter. My
teacher insisted that I spend that length of time with the chanter, because the essence of the music
comes from that part of the instrument. Then I was given a half set of drones for two years before
getting the full set.
2 _________________________________________________
It's great when someone comes up to you after seeing the uilleann pipes played for the first time. They
can be utterly amazed by all the things going on. You're pumping bellows, keeping pressure on your
left arm, sending air into the instrument, and they also see something happening under the right wrist,
where the regulators are. There's a lot going on.
3 _________________________________________________
Traditional Irish music, as we know it, evolved through the 17th Century to the 19th Century. There are
particular sorts of tunes that fit the pipes really well. These are tunes that have been composed by
pipers, or which have been taken and played into shape for the pipes.

There are certain piping techniques which are part of the way the instrument speaks, and pipers will
go for tunes into which these techniques can be worked. There exists a body of tunes that has evolved
over the years, into beautifully rounded, perfect piping tunes.
4 _________________________________________________
The singing style would be older, but there's a parallel development and evolution going on. If I have a
new slow air tune, I make an effort to find a traditional sean nos singer to sing it, because it then
translates much better back on to the instrument.
5 _________________________________________________
In the Irish tradition, double jigs, written in 6/8 time, are the oldest form. Then there are reels,
hornpipes, single jigs and slip jigs, and slow airs which come from sean nos. This old style of song tune
is an art form in itself. There's also a body of march tunes. A lot of the jig tunes were originally clan
marches.
6_________________________________________________
The Clare tradition had a strong influence on my development, and when I go to County Clare, there's
such a strong tradition of dancing there. The Clare-set is a great thing, so there's a terrific satisfaction
in playing for a set.

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7_________________________________________________
I was born into a traditional musical family. My father played the fiddle and he had a good friend who
was an uilleann piper. I was very fortunate to have Leo Rowsome as my first teacher, not just because
he was a good piper and teacher, but also because he was a pipe maker. That was helpful for a person
starting to play, as any piper will bemoan to you the problems you can have with reeds.

After that, got to know the County Clare piper, Willie Clancy, who was a very generous person. The
pipes that I now play, used to belong to Willie, and they were made by Leo Rowsome in 1936. It's
fitting since my mother originally came from County Clare, from same town as Willie Clancy.
8_________________________________________________
Yes, during the '30s-'50s the instrument almost died out, but people like Leo Rowsome, Willie Clancy
and Seamus Ennis kept it going. In 1968, the uilleann pipers formed their own organization, which was
important. After that the instrument was being heard in a more commercial field, and it was made
more accessible to people.
9_________________________________________________
Traditionally the pipes and the fiddle are the most popular kind of duet. Growing up I played in solo
uilleann pipe competitions, but there were always fiddle and pipe duet competitions.
10_________________________________________________
I'm amazed that so many people over the years have come up and said that it was through my piping
with Planxty that they found traditional music. When we came together as a band, we didn't have any
ideas about the kind of impact we were going to make.

It all happened through a solo album that Christy Moore made. Myself, Andy and Donald were invited
to play on it, and it worked really well. At the time we decided to give it two or three months to see
what happened, but then it really took off.

http://www.thistleradio.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71:Liam

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Questions
Question A is an example.

POSITION
IN THE
TEXT
The uilleann pipes are probably the most complex of all the pipes
A 0
because of the regulators.
People often write to us at The Thistle & Shamrock asking how to
B
identify between different types of tunes.
You were fortunate to grow up being able to hear the uilleann
C pipes played by the best, because at that time, the instrument
really had faded from popularity.
People enjoy hearing the instrument played, but do you think
D they also need to see it being played to fully understand what the
artist is doing?
We've talked about the pipes and about the music, now let's talk
about the piper, Liam O'Flynn. Can you give us a quick tour of
E
your musical life, from your tutelage under Leo Rowsome to
performing with musicians of your own generation?
Many people associate your career with Planxty. Do people still
F
associate you with that despite having done so much else?
Can you look back on your career to periods when you thought
G
you'd mastered it, and then hit a new level seven years later?
People also quickly started to recognize the versatility of the
uilleann pipes. Unlike the Scottish Highland pipes which are very
H dominating, the uilleann pipes are very sociable and can be
played with a chamber or symphony orchestra, or with a small
group of acoustic instruments.
It's often forgotten that much of the music is music for people to
I dance to. Some of it only makes sense when you see the dance to
go with it.
We've talked about the instrument so now let's talk about the
J music. The pipes have their own repertoire, even though there
are tunes shared between instruments.
When I hear an Irish singer and the ornamentation around the
notes, I wonder if the singer is trying to evoke the sound of the
K pipes, or if the pipes are trying to echo the sound of the human
voice. Is it that these things have just evolved together in the
music of Ireland?
It sounds like you were destined to do what youre doing. Do you
J
think you ould have avoided it?

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Task 2

Instructions
Read the following text carefully and answer the questions 11-20 on the next page.
Choose the best option from A-C.
Write your answers on Answer Sheet 1(Task 2).

How to Prevent Glacial Lakes From Flooding Mountain Communities


As temperatures rise around the globe, glaciers are shrinking at an unprecedented rate. The resulting
glacial meltwater can form dangerous lakes contained only by unstable rock and debris. These can burst
from their basins at any moment, flooding communities and potentially killing thousands.
Equipped with mountaineering gear and a Ph.D. in geography, Alton Byers, the director of science and
exploration at the nonprofit Mountain Institute in Washington, D.C., has spent his career traversing
treacherous high-altitude ridges and navigating alpine wilderness to prepare remote Himalayan villages for
climate change.
His latest project the High Mountain Glacial Watershed Program blends the best of modern
technology with on-the-ground observation to mitigate the coming challenges associated with glacial lake
outbursts.
I am working now on Imja Lake in the Mount Everest area with local communities, the University of Texas
at Austin and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Imja was a glacier back in the 1960s, and now
it is 66 million cubic meters of water.
When a glacier moves down a valley, it pushes aside rock, soil and debris, creating a moraine, or levee-
type horseshoe-shaped structure. When that glacier recedes, it leaves a basin, enclosed by the moraine and
remaining glacial ice, which fills with meltwater.
Ground-penetrating radar determined that Imja Lake is held there by a very fragile moraine. And to add
insult to injury, we discovered that the moraine still has an ice center. If you start digging a canal through the
levee and into adjacent land to try and lower the lake, youre going to hit ice. Eventually, the sun will melt the
newly exposed ice, and you might end up creating a flood, as opposed to preventing one.
One of the best solutions has come from local people. Immediately downstream is a huge basin that
floodwater from Imja would naturally spill into. It is bordered by the remains of an old moraine. One of our
local partners, Sonam Hishi Sherpa, said: Why dont you just finish this natural dam? Just build a little 60-
meter-high section that closes off this entire basin.
Modeling different scenarios showed that this would actually reduce the risk by 80 percent. Whereas if
you lowered Imja Lake by 3 meters, as was originally proposed, you would reduce the risk by less than 2
percent. Well continue working with the locals to fix the looming problem and to develop a disaster
management plan.
In addition to the glacial lake, the area is also prone to earthquakes, which could trigger a glacial lake
outburst.
I have not personally seen an outburst, but I think I have the only set of photographs that show the
aftermath. It happened in 1998 in a remote valley not too far from the Everest area. Witnesses of outbursts
have described the water sloshing from side to side as it descends at up to 60 mph, and the accompanying
moaning of the flood, and the smell. The smell has been described as everything from rotten eggs to
gunpowder.
To suddenly look up and see this wall of debris roaring toward you must be one of the most frightening
ways to die. After we did our Imja surveys last September, just to be safe, I purchased a little brass Buddha
and set it down facing the lake. Its nice to have all bases covered.
Adapted from http://discovermagazine.com/2013/june/09-how-to-prevent-glacial-lakes-from-flooding mountain-
communities#.Um_pbfnmPns

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Questions
Question 0 is an example.

0. The title imples


a) glacial lakes can be prevented.
b) floods are bound to happen.
c) communities can be protected.

11. Some communities are at risk of flooding because


a) of the high temperatures.
b) the glacial meltwater forms lakes.
c) the rock and debris are not sufficient to stop the water.

12. The purpose of Alton Byers exploration was


a) to traverse treacherous high-altitude ridges.
b) to navigate alpine wilderness.
c) to prepare Himalayan villages for climate change.

13. His most recent project


a) involves a combination of factors.
b) is based on observation challenges.
c) is related to challenges with modern technology.

14. What happens when a glacier pulls away?


a) It pushes aside rock, soil and debris, creating a moraine.
b) It creates a levee-type horse-shoe shaped structures.
c) It leaves a basin, which fills with meltwater.

15. According to the text


a) lakes can be lowered due to ice that has been created.
b) the results of the measures may do more harm than good.
c) canal digging leads to a weak moraine.

16. What is the solution that local Sonam Hishi Sherpa gives?
a) Build a 60-meter high basin.
b) Take advantage of natural environment.
c) Close off the dam.

17. According the text, what was originally proposed to solve this problem?
a) Reduce the level of Imja Lake.
b) Develop a disaster management plan.
c) Raise the level of the water.

18. Which is another problem the area is subject to?


a) Droughts
b) Earthquakes
c) Glacial lakes

19. Alton Byers


a) has evidence of a glacial lake outburst.
b) has witnessed a flood.
c) has talked to people who have suffered an outburst.

20. Alton Byers


a) is a little superstitious.
b) thinks Imja Lake is a safe place now.
c) has seen a wall of debris coming toward him.

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Task 3

Instructions
Read the following text carefully and answer questions 21-30 on the next page.
Choose the best option from A-C.
Write your answers on Answer Sheet 1 (Task3).

Your photos reveal more than where you went on vacation


Summer is upon us and that means clichd vacation photos are nigh. But that picture of your cousin
holding up the leaning tower of Pisa or of Fred from accounting jumping in front of [insert national
monument here] could be a data point in a bigger picture. Scientists are tapping into the vast
repositories of photo sharing sites like Flickr and Picasa to investigate scenarios that typically unfold over
months or years, such as how tourists explore a city or the changing of a skyline or glacier through time.

Computer scientists from Google and the University of Washington have developed a method for
stitching together photos that yields stunning time-lapse sequences of sites from around the world. The
researchers, who will present the work at the 2015 SIGGRAPH meeting in August, mined some 86 million
photos uploaded to the Google sites Picasa and Panoramio and sorted them using geo-location tags and
timestamps. The team then aligned the photos and used various algorithms to warp the images to a
common viewpoint and smooth over variations in appearance (including removing your cousin or Fred
from the shot).

The constructed videos allow the viewer to witness the growth of the Goldman Sachs Tower in
Manhattan, the shrinking of the Briksdalsbreen Glacier in Norway and even the slight shift in the position
of Wall Streets charging bull.

The effort is computationally taxing; it takes several hours to compile, align and clean up the photos. But
using this passively collected data takes far less time than setting up a camera in a potentially remote
location and then waiting, waiting and waiting for the data to accumulate. If people were encouraged
to send pics of far-flung places to a particular server, the approach could help track changes in remote,
access-limited locations, the researchers propose.

Similarly, other scientists are using photo datasets to explore patterns in human behavior, research that
previously would take months or years of expensive surveys and field studies.

We are living in a very interesting age, says Stanislav Sobolevsky, a research scientist at MITs
SENSEable City Laboratory. We can measure things using a single global dataset that would have taken
years to examine in the past.

Sobolevsky should know; along with colleagues from MIT and the University of Calabria in Italy, he is
using photos uploaded to Flickr to examine how people experience cities. The researchers gathered
roughly 70 million photos taken between 2007 and 2010. Then, for a given photographer and a given
location, they looked at the duration of time over which the photos were taken to roughly determine
where the person who snapped the shots lived (resident, a domestic tourist or a foreign tourist). Then
the scientists ranked the top 10 most popular cities (San Francisco came out on top, Berlin in 10th place)
and explored who was doing what where.

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Despite cultural differences among photographers and variations in each citys tourist attractions, the
findings, reported in the May EPJ Data Science, were surprisingly consistent. Maps generated from the
data revealed that photos taken by residents span a much wider area than those taken by domestic
tourists, who explore a wider area than foreign tourists (Los Angeles was an exception; domestic tourists
seem to explore more than residents, go figure). Tabulations of hot spots reveals that sports venues
(Yankee Stadium in New York and Olimpico Stadium in Rome) are, indeed, popular. And between visits
of famous architectural landmarks, tourists go to parks, many of which are landmarks in their own right.

While the research is preliminary, it aligns well with other work by Sobolevsky and colleagues that
examined human travel patterns using Twitter and credit card transactions. Such research might be used
to help city planners make infrastructure decisions, such as where to put a new subway stop, or inform
an entrepreneur who wants to open a new restaurant, Sobolevsky told me.

For another look at where people are posing (and if you pride yourself on visiting out-of-the-way places),
check out Sightsmap, a heat map of photographed spots overlaid on Google Maps. Then snap and
upload those pics. If a scientist gets their hands on them, your photos may end up revealing more than
you think.
https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/culture-beaker/your-photos-reveal-more-where-you-went-vacation

Questions
Question 0 is an example.

0. Scientists are using photo sharing sites research to show


a) changes that develop over time.
b) where people go on holiday.
c) how modern landmarks have changed.

21. The study carried out by scientists at Google and the University of Washington
a) has used photos taken by scientists.
b) has smoothly combined photos taken at different times.
c) has sorted photos mainly based on where they were taken.

22. The study has produced time-lapse videos that show


a) people visiting different locations.
b) subtle changes to important landmarks.
c) changes taking place in mostly urban areas.

23. The word taxing refers to


a) the financial cost of compiling and editing the images.
b) the use of sophisticated technology to produce the videos.
c) the time-consuming processes needed to create the videos.

24. The writer says this method of collecting data


a) may allow scientists to collect data from isolated places more quickly.
b) is similar to other methods used in the past.
c) relies on travellers directly sending information to scientists.

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25. The writer says that this type of research
a) has mainly been used to measure changes in landmarks so far.
b) is now being used to speed up research into how people behave.
c) has already been used to investigate behavioral patterns for years.

26. Sobolevskys research


a) is mainly focused on establishing the most popular cities.
b) did not take into account where the photographers are from.
c) has been used to show how people explore urban areas.

27. The researchers used the photos to find out


a) the approximate area in which each photographer resided.
b) how many photos each photographer had taken.
c) approximately how long the photographers had spent in each area.

28. The results of the study indicated that


a) where visitors live affects how they experience the places.
b) visitors tend to prefer architecturally important landmarks over parks.
c) there is little consistency in how different visitors travel.

29. According to the results


a) domestic tourists tend not to explore such a wide area as foreign tourists.
b) foreign tourists are more likely to visit a wider range of popular sports venues.
c) residents usually take photos in a wider area than foreign and domestic
tourists.

30. Soblevsky says that this research


a) has taken into account the use of credit card transactions.
b) may be used in the future to change how cities are planned.
c) is being used to decide where to locate new restaurants.

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PART 2: LISTENING COMPREHENSION

TIME : approximately 30 minutes

Instructions

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Instructions

-You will hear four recordings.

-You will hear each one twice. Listen to them carefully and complete the tasks as required.

-Before listening for the first time, you will have time to read the questions that correspond to
each recording.

-Incorrect answers are not deducted from the final mark for the assessment of this part of the
exam

-Once you have heard the last recording, you will have time to complete the answer sheet.
Once this time has finished, all exam materials will be collected and additional time will not be
permitted.

-Write your answers on Answer Sheet 2.

-You may use this booklet to make notes. However, it should be noted that any answers
written in the booklet will not be assessed under any circumstances.

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Task 1
You will hear an extract from Jamie Drummond giving a talk on the new millennium goals and
crowd sourcing.
Instructions
Listen carefully and answer the following questions (1-8) according to what the speaker
says.
You must choose one answer from the three options given for each question.
Write your answers on Answer Sheet 2 (Task 1).

From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEtXItg9hEE

1. How much have developing countries agreed to reduce extreme poverty by 2015?
a. By 50%
b. By 10%
c. By 20%

2. What have developed nations promised to do?


a. Increase smart trade.
b. Increase local funding.
c. Increase NGO funds.

3. What millennium goals have been reached so far?


a. Poverty has been reduced by 60%
b. Education has been made available to most developing countries.
c. The number of malaria victims has been reduced by 50%.

4. What does Jamie think about the millennium goals?


a. Nothing much has been achieved.
b. The effort has been worthwhile.
c. The goals that have been achieved are not the promised ones.

5. What does Jamie think still needs to be done?


a. Reduce the huge number of children that die of preventable diseases.
b. Increase the minimum wage to at least 10 dollars a day.
c. Increase life expectancy.

6. What does the term Stunting refer to?


a. Reduction of the standard of living.
b. Life-long impairment.
c. A decrease of longevity.

7. What goals does Jamie mention as missing?


a. Disease prevention
b. Equity
c. Basic food supply.

8. Why does Jamie mention the technocrats?


a. Because they do not have such good intentions.
b. Because they are possibly corrupt.
c. Because Jamie wants to see people more involved in deciding future goals.

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Task 2

You will hear Hilary Clinton giving a talk at a TEDWomen conference.

Instructions

Listen carefully and complete the statements (9-15) below with one or two words,
according to what the speaker says.

The wording of the sentences below is slightly different from what you hear.
However, the word(s) you write must be exactly the same as what you hear.
Write your answers on Answer Sheet 2 (Task 2).

From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbPtm1_2AnI

9. Unemployment in the middle east is sometimes viewed as __________ young men.

10. Hilary states there is a need to _____________ how to tap the potential of girls.

11. There is an opportunity to build networks and __________ women who will be
future entrepreneurs.

12. Hilary uses a story to illustrate not only the __________ but also the opportunity
we face today.

13. The girl got out of marriage at an early age because her father couldnt
___________ to part with the cow.

14. Hilary advises people to _______________ the state department.

15. Hilary claims that what we can do together _________________ of girls and
women is truly limitless.

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Task 3

You will hear an extract from a debate programme in which two people,
Sebastian Coe (former Olympic Champion) and Zeinab Badawi, discuss the role of sport in
youth.

Instructions
There are six sentences (16-21), but only five have been stated in the conversation.
Note that the six sentences (16-21) may not use the exact words you hear.
Match the right sentences to the right speaker.
Say which sentence is non-stated.
Write your answers on Answer Sheet 2 (Task 3).

From: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02dyyyt

Sentences Male Female Non


voice voice stated

16 The speaker believes that sport is not just a legacy


but a way of life.

17 Youth around the world are mainly concerned


about unemployment and education. .

18 A sport-inspiring foundation has encouraged


millions of young people to play sport.

19 Sport plays a major role both socially and in


diplomacy.

20 Both Beckham and Federer are important sport


models for young people.

21 The speaker gives an example of how sport can


help in dialogue towards conflict resolution.

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Task 4
You will hear an interview with Kiera Knightly, the actor, talking about a film.
Instructions
Listen carefully and complete the following sentences (22-30) according to what the speaker
says.
You must choose one option from the three options given for each question.
Write your answers on Answer Sheet 2 (Task 4).
From: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/

22. Kiera refers to a hard time in her career because it was


a. unprofessional.
b. bland.
c. pessimistic.

23. The script she accepted had a cynical element that she
a. appreciated.
b. tolerated.
c. deplored.

24. Regarding singing, Kiera found it


a. difficult to determine the amount involved.
b. clear that she had to do it in the film.
c. interesting in the original script.

25. When Kiera arrived in New York, the songs


a. were ready for playback.
b. still had to be written.
c. had been recorded by another singer.

26. Kiera defines the music style as


a. a mix between folk and pop.
b. mainly soul and folk.
c. pop and rock mixed up.

27. Kiera sees the film as


a. a standard musical.
b. a new age musical with a lot of dialogue.
c. a film with singing imposed by script needs.

28. The teenage characters in the film


a. behaves like a typical teen.
b. acts mature for her age.
c. wears provocative clothes.

29. Kieras characters influence on the teenager is


a. opposed.
b. disregarded.
c. positive

30. Kiera would never think of


a. advising a teenage about clothes.
b. wearing her characters clothes.
c. asking a teenager to dress down.

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PART 3: WRITING

Time: 90 minutes

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Draft

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Instructions

-This part of the exam consists of two tasks.

-Please read the instructions for each task.

-You have 90 minutes to complete this part of the exam. All exam materials will then be
collected and additional time is not permitted. Please manage your time well.

-You may use this booklet to make notes and drafts. However, it should be noted that these
notes and drafts will not be assessed under any circumstances.

-Use Answer Sheet 3 for your final drafts.

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Task 1

Instructions
- You have just returned from a package holiday which ended up being a disaster. Below you have got
the flyer that made you choose that destination. Think of reasons why your holiday was ruined and write
a letter of complaint to the travel agency in charge of booking this trip.

BALI IN STYLE
From 7200 based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12

Combine 3 nights in Singapore with a week on beautiful Jimbaran


beach in Bali in a luxury 2 bedroom villa with a private pool.

PRICE INCLUDES
Airfare with Singapore Airlines from Heathrow or
Manchester
3 nights Swissotel The Stanford, Singapore in a Family
room
7 nights Karma Jimbaran, Bali in a 2 bedroom Pool Villa
All meals included
2 excursions in Singapore and 5 in Bali Private airport
transfers
www.travelco.uk.com

-Use between 180 and 220 words following the instructions that are indicated.
-Use Answer Sheet 3 for your final draft.
Please include the following information:
-make a brief introduction of yourself
-mention the reason of the letter
-describe the problems you had during the holiday
-ask for financial compensation
-make a closing statement

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Task 2

Instructions
-Read both of the options below.

-You must write a text between 220 and 250 words following the instructions indicated below.

-Choose ONE option.

-Use Answer Sheet 3 for your final draft. Do not forget to mark your chosen option A) or B) in the space
indicated.

Option A

Argumentative essay

You have read the following headline on an online newspaper. Write an essay for the opinion section of
the newspaper explaining why in your opinion this is due to.

According to the latest national statistics, the birth rate in Spain has fallen to 1.1%.

Please include the following information:


-introduce the topic properly
-mention the possible causes to the fall in birth rate
-mention the possible effects the fall in birth rate might have on the national economy and society at
large
-make a conclusion and state your opinion

Option B

Narrative

You have heard that a local radio station is looking for online dating stories to be read on a programme
about relationships and the Internet. You went on a blind date not long ago with someone you met on
line and would like to tell your story. Write a narrative essay describing your experience.

Please include:
-mention details about places, characters and feelings
-use narrative tenses: past simple, past continuous, past perfect, past perfect continuous
-use appropriate time expressions and vocabulary
-use an informal style

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Draft

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ENGLISH
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PART 4: SPEAKING

INSTRUCTION SET FOR CANDIDATE A

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INSTRUCTIONS
You will have 10 minutes to prepare in advance and you will be provided with a blank sheet
of paper in which you may write some ideas. However, full sentences or long phrases are not
permitted. Please submit your notes to the examiners on completion of the oral exam.

Task 1. Monologue (4 minutes)

INSTRUCTIONS
Choose 2 or 3 of the following open-ended questions to create a 4-minute monologue. One question is
recommended to be included. You will have a few minutes to prepare in advance and you will be
provided with a blank sheet of paper in which you may write some ideas. However, full sentences or
long phrases are not permitted. Please submit your notes to the examiners on completion of the oral
exam.

THE MEDIA
Perhaps the biggest and most widely publicised change in journalism has been the increasing
involvement of - and expectation of involvement by - the reader/audience.
onlinejournalismblog.com

What do you think the best way to find out about the news is?

Compare traditional news sources with online news sources. (Recommended)

Do you think that the news is too biased nowadays?

How important is it to follow the news for you in your daily life?

From Google Images

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TASK 2 Dialogue (6 minutes)

INSTRUCTIONS
In this section of the exam, you will have 6 minutes to work together with your partner to
discuss the following task using the visual aids provided below.
Using the chart below, please discuss how education is important for getting ahead. You can
make comparisons, while offering your opinion of possible reasons, explanations and
consequences of these issues.

http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/10/09/emerging-and-developing-economies-much-more-
optimistic-than-rich-countries-about-the-future/inequality-12/

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EVALUACIN Y CERTIFICACIN
DEL CONOCIMIENTO DE IDIOMAS

AVALUACI I CERTIFICACI
DEL CONEIXEMENT DIDIOMES

ENGLISH
C1

PRUEBAS DE ACREDITACIN DEL CONOCIMIENTO DE LENGUAS EXTRANJERAS

PROVES DACREDITACI DEL CONEIXEMENT DE LLENGES ESTRANGERES

Lloc i data dexamen

PART 4: SPEAKING

INSTRUCTION SET FOR CANDIDATE B

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INSTRUCTIONS
You will have 10 minutes to prepare in advance and you will be provided with a blank
sheet of paper in which you may write some ideas. However, full sentences or long
phrases are not permitted. Please submit your notes to the examiners on completion
of the oral exam.

Task 1. Monologue (4 minutes)


WELL-BEING

Imagine a life where you have a habit of completing projects, eating well, keeping in touch
with family and friends, and working to your fullest potential. When you have a foundation of
good habits, youre setting yourself up for a full, healthy, and successful life.
www.forbes.com

What do you consider to be a healthy lifestyle?

What do you do to make sure you stay healthy and fit?

What would you recommend someone to do to make their lifestyle healthier?

What is the impact of stress on health?

Do you think peoples habits were healthier in the past than nowadays?
(Recommended)

From Google Images

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TASK 2 Dialogue (6 minutes)

INSTRUCTIONS
In this section of the exam, you will have 6 minutes to work together with your partner to
discuss the following task using the visual aids provided below.
Using the chart below, please discuss how education is important for getting ahead. You can
make comparisons, while offering your opinion of possible reasons, explanations and
consequences of these issues.

http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/10/09/emerging-and-developing-economies-much-more-
optimistic-than-rich-countries-about-the-future/inequality-12/

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