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Subiectul I

( 20 points)
Use the word given at the end of each line to form a word
that fits the space in the same line:
Computers have had the (1).to play chess for many
ABLE
years now, and their (2).in the games against the best
PERFORM
players in the world has shown steady (3).. However, it
IMPROVE
will be years before the designers of computer games machines
can beat their (4)..challenge yet the ancient board
BIG
game called Go. The playing area is (5) .larger than
CONSIDERABLE
in chess and there are far more pieces, so that the (6) ..
COMBINE
of moves is almost (7) The game involves planning so
END
many moves ahead that even the (8) .. calculations of
IMPRESS
the fastest modern computers are (9) .. to deal with the
SUFFICIENT
problems of the game. In recent (10) .. for
computer Go
COMPETE
machines, the best machine beat all its computer rivals, but
lost heavily to three young school-children, so there is obviously
still a lot of work to do.
Subiectul II.
15 points)

Read the text and look carefully at each line. Some of the
lines are correct , some have a word which should not be there. If a line
is correct put a (c) If there is a word that should not be there, write the
word at the end of the line:
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LETTERS FROM HOME


I lived in a very mysterious house at one stage when
I was a student. It was an old house that it had been
empty for a couple of months before my college friends
and I moved in. The strange thing was that the people there
who had lived there before us they had left a lot of things
behind. There was some old furniture what they certainly
cant have wanted to keep and a few items of clothing, but the
most of that had to be thrown away. The strangest thing was
an old wooden box that I found out hidden under the bed
in one of the rooms. It was full of old letters that had all been
written by the same woman to her son, who he had apparently

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been living in Sydney when he had received them. The letters


were all in neat bundles according to the date on which they
had been posted. I read all the letters and soon had a
picture in my mind of the woman who had written for them.
What I could not to understand was how her son could save her
letters and then leave them behind in the house like that.

Subiectul III.
15 points)

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Read the text and decide which word A, B, C, or D best

fits each space:


The Internet is like a huge city, full 0) of many different kinds of
places and people. As in a real city, there are certain places which are
suitable for youngsters and others which need to be avoided.
The Internet neither belongs to 1). is controlled by any one
person, organization or government. It gives
2).of us the
opportunity to create material for others to see. On the other hand, as
in ordinary life, there are those who might use it for illegal 3)The
freedom of the Net 4). exciting opportunities for youngsters and,
5)being aware of the possible dangers and 6)steps to avoid
them, they can happily explore that online world in safety.
Common sense will certainly help children to 7)the Internet
safely. It is preferable, 8)..example, for parents to get to know 9)
. their children are meeting online and make 10). they never
give out personal information about themselves. Although it is an
excellent tool for learning, playing and communicating with others,
youngsters should not be allowed to become 11).involved that they
forget other activities 12) to their development. Obviously, surfing
as a family activity is the best solution, so that any problems that are
found can be 13)together.
Parents need to think about safety issues and agree on a 14)of
rules. Just as youngsters are given instructions on road 15)., they
also need to be instructed on how to travel safely along that
superhighway.
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with
or
all
methods
proposes
with
putting
ride
for
which
positive
very
important
discussed
group
security

B of
B neither
B every
B works
B offers
B by
B doing
B drive
B in
B who
B sure
B so
B based
B chatted
B choice
B
knowledge

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in
either
other
purposes
faces
for
making
use
by
whose
definite
much
required
talked
set
safety

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whom
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such
needed
spoken
collection
care

Subiectul
(15 points)

IV

Read the text and fill in the blanks with the word that
best fits the empty space:
Science Fact and Science Fiction
When writers attempt to anticipate the future, they often only succeed
(0) in providing an interpretation of the present. This (1)... be seen
in the fantasies
produced by science fiction writers in the middle of the twentieth
century. Almost nothing has turned (2). the way that these writers
expected. Although they
(3) manage to predict intelligent robots, they completely (4). to
anticipate
the developments in communications technology that would make them
possible. This
(5)that science fiction written before 1980 now seems absurdly
dated, and what strikes you most (6).. the curious absence of
personal computers, e-mail and the Internet. Science fiction writers, it
seems were remarkably (7). On the uptake when (8).. came to
grasping the extent to (9). The nature of communications would
change.
Instead, their focus was (10).. on the rocket technology and space
travel. For they (11). Not to know that the lunar landings, so
exciting at the time, would actually lead nowhere. There are no human
colonies on the Moon, (12).. alone on Mars and the idea that people
might eventually populate the cosmos seems even(13).. within the
realms of possibility now than it did then, despite half a century of
bewilderingly rapid technological progress. Whats (14)., scientists
have even begun to ridicule the notion, fundamental to much science
fiction, that one day we just (15)..encounter intelligent aliens.
Subiectul V.
(10
points)
1. How can I make him understand that I don't want to see him any
more?
ACROSS
How can I ......................................... that I don't want to see him any
more?
2. Parents predict chaos in schools unless the strike is called off.
RESULT
Parents claim it ........................................ the teacher's strike goes
ahead.

3. Police are warning people to check for forged notes which are
currently in circulation.
LOOKOUT
Police are warning people to be ....................................... forged notes
which are currently in circulation.
4. If you must be noisy could you go outside and play.
INSIST
If you ........................................ noise could you go outside and play.
5. It's possible that they got the wrong idea and thought the party was
next week.
REACHED
They might ........................................ conclusion and thought the
party was next week.
Subiectul VI.
Write a story beginning with:
It was not easy, but Lucy knew she had to do it.(150/200 words)

ANSWER KEY
A . USE OF ENGLISH

- IX grade

- TOTAL POINTS - 75

Subiectul I. 20 points
1. ability ;2. performance; 3. improvement; 4. biggest; 5. considerably;
6. combination; 7. endless; 8. impressive; 9.insufficient; 10.
competition.
Subiectul II. 15 points
1. delete that; 2. there; 3. they; 4.what; 5.the;( 6.correct ); 7. out;
( 8.correct); 9. he;
(10. correct); 11. on; (12.correct); 13. for; 14. to; (15. correct).
Subiectul III. 15 points
1. D nor; 2. A all; 3. C purposes; 4. B offers; 5. B by; 6. D taking; 7. C
use; 8. A for;
9. D whom; 10. B sure; 11. B so; 12. A important; 13.A discussed; 14. C
set;
15. A security

Subiectul IV. 15 points


1. can/may; 2.out; 3.did; 4. failed; 5. means; 6. is; 7. slow; 8. it; 9.
which; 10. very;
11. were; 12. let; 13. less; 14. more; 15. might.
Subiectul V. 10 points
1. get the message across to him..
2. will result in chaos if
3. on the lookout for
4. insist on making a
5. have reached the wrong
B. PARAGRAPH WRITING - TOTAL POINTS - 25

Subiectul
(15 points)

For questions 1-15, read the text below and type the word
which best fits in each space. Use only one word in each space.
Stress
Stress (0) ... often called a 21st century illness but it has always been
with us if perhaps (1) ... different names. These days we regard stress
(2) ... a necessary evil of modern living. Yet stress is not negative and
without (3) ... we would not enjoy some of the highpoints in life (4) ...
as the anticipation before a date or the tension leading (5) ... to an
important match. All these situations produce stress but (6) ... you can
control it and not the other way (7) ... you will feel stimulated, not worn
(8) ... Unlike these situations, which are generally positive and easier to
deal with, sitting in a train (9) ... is late, (10) ... stuck in a traffic jam,
working to a tight deadline are (11) ... harder to manage and control.
Stress is now recognised as a medical problem and as a signficant
factor (12) ... causing coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and
a high cholesterol count. Patients are often unwilling to admit to stress
problems (13) ... they feel they are a form of social failure and it is
important that symptoms (14) ... identified in order to avoid
unnecessary suffering. So what should we be looking out for as danger
signals? Common signs of stress are increased tiredness, irritability
and (15) ... inability to cope with certain situations.

Subiectul II.
(15 points)
Fill in the sets of gapped sentences with one word( the same) for each
set of three sentences:
Q1
John has just taken up the ....... of Marketing Manager at a local
college.
He put me in a really difficult ........asking for money when he knows I'm
not very well off.
The yoga teacher told everyone to remain in a standing ....... for 30
seconds.
Q2
Apparently, the police are going to ....... the man with assault following
that fight the other week.
I couldn't get the car to start this morning and finally had to ....... the
battery as it had gone flat.
The company have been asked to submit a proposal outlining how much
they will ........ for the consultancy work
Q3
During the tutorial I was asked to give my........ of the portrayal of the
main character in the film.
There was a wonderful ........from the hotel window, which looked out
over beautiful countryside.
Our son couldn't see the game as his ....... was blocked by the people in
front.
Q4
I had a real ....... of achievement when I passed the exams and got my
degree.
I don't see the ........of going all the way into town when we can buy the
dress locally.
Paul has a great ........of humour and always has everyone in the office
in fits of laughter
Q5
It wasn't my ....... - the vase just fell off the table.
There was a ....... with the computer and we had to take it back to the
shop to get it repaired.
The manager is always finding ....... with people and complaining about
the quality of their work.
Subiectul III.
(20 points)
For questions 1-10, complete the second sentence so that
it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do
not change the word given.
You must use between three and six words, including the word given.

1. Apparently, the restaurant in town has been bought out


by someone else.
UNDER
I hear the restaurant in town .........................................
2. Sarah cried her eyes out immediately she was told she'd
failed her driving test.
BROKE
Sarah ........................................ soon as she heard she'd
failed her driving test.
3. The Government recently said our problems are the fault
of the worldwide economic slowdown.
PLACED
The Government have ........................................ the
worldwide economic slowdown for our problems.
4. You led me to believe the job was mine if I wanted it.
IMPRESSION
I ........................................ that the job was mine if I
wanted it.
5. He would never have guessed that at the age of 17 he
would be playing for his country.
LITTLE
........................................ that at the age of 17 he would be
playing for his country.
6. Feel free to telephone if you have any further problems.
CALL
Do not ........................................ if you have any further
problems.
7. When you do decide what you want to do please let us
know.
MIND
When ........................................ what you want to do please
let us know.
8. Do you mind if I come over to see you later?
OBJECTION
Do you ........................................ coming over to see you
later?
9. It was a mistake not to write the telephone number down.
POINT
I should ........................................ writing down the telephone
number.

10. Can you possibly get me the work as soon as possible.


APPRECIATE
I ........................................ you could get the work to me as
soon as possible
Subiectul IV.
points)

(15
Read the text and decide which word A, B, C, or D best

fits each space:


Sound Advice for Language Learners
A recent (1) ......... of a language learning magazine has consulted a
number of experts in the (2) ........ of second language acquisition.
Their advice may prove invaluable for those (3) ........ a language
course. One suggestion is that you (4) ........... whether you are likely to
be successful at learning a language. Did you enjoy studying languages
at school, for example? Do you have enough time to learn a language?
The major (5) ........ will be your own time and effort.
If proof of your level of proficiency is important you must make sure
that the course on offer leads to a (6) ........ qualification. Also, be
realistic in your (7) ...... . If you don't set achievable aims you are more
likely to give up. Do not be deceived (8) ........... thinking that the most
expensive courses are the best. (9) ........... around to get the best
possible value for money. You should also bear in mind that the quicker
you learn a language the more quickly you forget it. Sandra Miller, a
French teacher, tried to teach herself German by enrolling on a
(10) .......... course. Already fluent in four languages and with a sound
knowledge of teaching methodology her chances of (11) ............
progress were high. Three years (12) ........ she remembers very little.
She feels her biggest (13). was not to follow (14) ............ her first
experience. "I should have consolidated what I'd learn by continuing to
study, (15). if it were by myself."
1

A series

B issue

2
3

A domain
A
wonderin
g
A assess
A change

B brand
B thinking

A
recognize
d
A sights
A by
A nose
A rapid

B
understoo
d
B ends
B about
B push
B crash

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5
6
7
8
9
1

B review
B cost

C
D release
programm
e
C field
D area
C looking
D
considerin
g
C balance D survey
C price
D
evaluatio
n
C valued
D
regarded
C
C
C
C

objects
into
run
quick

D
D
D
D

goals
in
shop
fast

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A
achieving
A on

B doing

C gaining

D making

B forward

C from

D onward

A error

B blunder

C mistake

A up

B on

C through

D
misfortun
e
D out

A as

B even

C only

D though

Subiectul V.
(10 points)
Use the word given at the end of each line to form a word
that fits the space in the same line:
People of the Forest
This TV (0) documentary follows a family of chimpanzees
DOCUMENT
which live in the forest of Tanzania. Set in (1) ...
SPECTACLE
scenery the programme gives us a fascinating insight into
the life and social (2) ... of these creatures.
ACTION
(3) ... we humans share 98% of our genes with
APPEAR
chimpanzees; indeed, they are our closest relative in the
animal (4) ... and scenes in the documentary offer clear
KING
evidence of our (5) ... . The focus of the film is on Fifi and
SIMILAR
we first see her as a (6) ... five-year-old who spends all her
PLAY
time annoying her younger brother. Meanwhile, the older male
chimps seem to be involved in an endless fight for (7) ... . And it
SUPREME
is no suprise to learn that while all this is taking place the
females are left to deal with the day-to-day (8) ... matters.
ORGANISE
Make sure you set aside an hour to watch this. The (9) ...
GEOGRAPHY
splendour of the location makes this programme worthwhile
viewing, although our (10) ... to these animals will make you
LIKE
think.

Subiectul VI
Write an article for the school magazine with the title The
Impact of Computers and the Internet on Young People (200-250
words)

ANSWER KEY

- XI grade

A . USE OF ENGLISH

- TOTAL POINTS - 75

Subiectul I. 15 points
1. under/with/using ;2. as; 3. it; 4. such; 5. up; 6. if/provided; 7. round;
8. out/down; 9. that/which; 10. being; 11. much; 12. in; 13.
as/since/because; 14. are; 15. the .
Subiectul II. 15 points
Q.1 position; Q.2. charge; Q.3. view; Q.4. sense; Q.5. fault.
Subiectul III. 20 points
1. is under new management; 2. broke down in tears as; 3. placed the
blame on;
4. was under the impression/had the impression; 5. little did he
know/realize; 6. hesitate to call us; 7. you have made up your mind; 8.
have any objection to me;
9. have made a point of; 10. would appreciate if.
Subiectul IV. 15 points

1. B issue; 2. C field; 3.D considering; 4. A assess; 5. B cost; 6. A


recognised; 7. D goals; 8. C into; 9. D shop; 10. B crash;11. D making;
12. A on; 13. C mistake; 14. A up; 15. B even .
Subiectul V. 10 points
1.spectacular; 2.interaction; 3.apparently; 4.kingdom; 5.similarities;
6.playful
7. supremacy; 8.organisational; 9.geographical/geographic;10.likeness.
B. PARAGRAPH WRITING - TOTAL POINTS - 25