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Ministerul Educaiei, Cercetrii i Tineretului Centrul Naional pentru Curriculum i Evaluare n nvmntul Preuniversitar

Examenul de bacalaureat 2008 Proba E/F Proba scris la Limba englez L1 normal L2 Toate subiectele sunt obligatorii. Se acord 10 puncte din oficiu. Timpul efectiv de lucru este de 3 ore. (30 puncte) Varianta 012

SUBIECTUL I
Read the text below and complete the following tasks.

I bless the day 3M invented Post-It notes. I dont think I could survive without them. They decorate my computer, reminding me how to do things like create a folder, undo an error or save an attachment without opening it. (1) I have notes that say, Take Lunch, Take Phone, Turn Off Computer! lest I forget such important tasks when I leave home. Why do I still remember the symbols for all the elements known when I took chemistry 48 years ago, but dont recall what I wrote about yesterday? And I know Im not alone among the over-50 generation. A good friend, two and a half years my senior, endured a six-hour battery of neuropsychological tests because she feared encroaching Alzheimers disease. (She got an all clear.) We tease each other about always having to go everywhere together, because we each supply half a memory. If my husband precedes me in death, my memory of the movies and plays I have seen will die with him. Though eight years my senior, (2) When Im introduced to a new person, the name is gone from my memory before the handshake is over. Probably it was never there to start with, because Ive known since childhood that Im a visual, not an aural, learner. If a new acquaintance has no name tag, (3) All through school, I took voluminous notes and underlined every important sentence in my textbooks. (4) No matter how hard I tried to learn just by listening, the lesson was out of my head by the time I left the classroom. (New York Times, December, 2007) 1. Four sentences/groups of words have been removed from the text. Select the appropriate sentence/ group of words for each gap in the text. There is one extra sentence/group of words which you do not need to use. 4 points A. he remembers not only what we have seen, but also where and when. B. They adorn my refrigerator and kitchen cabinets to help me remember what to buy, what to order and when I have to be where. C. During exams, I could visualize the answers on their respective pages. D. a verbally stated name goes in one ear and out the other, bypassing my brains memory cells. E. But if you go back to the first room, you nearly always recall your mission.

2. Who/What do the words in bold refer to? 3. Give the antonyms of the following words. 1. remember 2. always 3. new 4. start 5. left 4. Answer the following questions: A. Why does the author of the text use Post-It notes? B. What was the authors friend afraid of? C. Is the author of the text a visual or an aural learner?

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Ministerul Educaiei, Cercetrii i Tineretului Centrul Naional pentru Curriculum i Evaluare n nvmntul Preuniversitar

5. Comment on the following sentence: If my husband precedes me in death, my memory of the movies and plays I have seen will die with him. (50 words) 4 points