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EVALUARE N EDUCAIE Limba Englez Etapa a II-a 07.05.

2011

11th grade
Timpul efectiv de lucru este de 180 de minute. Punctaj total: 100 puncte, fr a se acorda puncte din oficiu. I. Read the following article and answer questions 1-7(7x2=14p):

Facebook has become embroiled in controversy after changing its rules on people's right to delete information about themselves from the website. The social networking site amended its 'terms of service' and deleted a provision which said users could remove all their content at any time. Under the new terms of service, Facebook has rights to freely use anything people add to the website even after members delete material or close accounts. This has raised concerns that Facebook will always "own" the details of its 175 million users against their wishes. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, said the changes were made to ensure that if a user deletes his or her account any comments or messages he or she had left on a friend's Facebook page would not also disappear. Zuckerberg insisted that changes to the terms of service were necessary to keep in step with how people share pictures, comments and other information in the online community. "There is no system today that enables me to share my email address with you and then simultaneously lets me control who you share it with and also lets you control what services you share it with," he wrote on his blog. But there have been several groups created on the website inviting people to register their opposition to the changes. It is not clear just how much data or what types of data, is retained on Facebook if a user decides to shut their account. Sue Charman-Anderson, former executive director for the Open Rights Group and campaigner to protect civil liberties online, said: A good rule of thumb is to assume everything is public and not to share sensitive or potentially embarassing information, photos, videos or other content. Its important to be careful when joining new websites, too. Whilst most websites are run by reputable companies who try to protect their users data, lapses and hacks can happen. Users should think twice about signing up to services that ask for a lot of information. 1. 2. The word embroiled in the first line of the passage most closely means: A. confused B. involved C. trapped D. ambushed According to the passage, the new Facebook terms of service state that: A. users cannot remove all the posted content, even upon closing the account. B. users are unable to close their account at any time. C. if users delete their account, they are also allowed to delete all their comments on other walls. D. users will only have access to a part of their posted content. According to Sue Charman-Anderson:

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A. web platforms should not allow users to post whatever they choose. B. users should only subscribe to famous websites. C. users should only share content they feel entirely safe about. D. users should not delete any accounts they possess. In the context of the second paragraph, the word register most closely means: A.join B. chronicle C. record D. disclose Based on Zuckerbergs reply in the first paragraph, we can infer that a Facebook account resembles an e-mail account in what concerns: A. the speed of B. the number of C. their availability at D. the control their owner information both of people they reach any given time has over them them carry In the context of the passage, the opposite of the word reputable at the end of paragraph 2 would be: A. notorious B. unreliable C. anonymous D. legendary According to the passage, Zuckerberg claims that the changes to the terms of service: A. were required by users themselves. B. were not invented solely by Facebook. C. were a personal choice based on previous experience D. were made indispensable by how online communities operate. II. Do you consider that web applications like social platforms or blogging can harm peoples privacy? Express your opinion in 150 words (on a different piece of paper). (25p)

III. Fill in the gaps with one suitable word (15x1=15p): Can you remember where you were when the first text message (1)sent? You cant? Nor (2)anyone else. But its an unpredictable world, and nothing has been less predicted (3) . the rise of text messaging. It came from nowhere to become (4)fastest growing phenomenon (5) .recent times. Over two million text messages are sent (6) hour in the UK alone. The mobile phone industry claims (7) .. 95% of them arrive within 10 seconds in normal circumstances. Texting has opened up an entirely new area (8) . communication that didnt exist before brief messages for (9..there is a huge demand but which dont need the fuss of a written letter.Texting has become a means (10) parents to maintain contact with (11).children, for grandparents to bond with their grandchildren, for television to interact with the audience. It is a marketing tool full (12) ..huge potential for companies which for the first time, can build up profiles of individual users and target them special offers. Texting has been successful simply because it enables you to communicate with others (13) phone without speaking, (14) .becase it is brief and no one expects (15) of the usual formalities. Its simplicity may ensure its long life. IV. Imagine the picture below would feature on your blog, dealing with choices each of us is faced with every day in an increasingly technologized world. Rephrase the following statements so that their meaning stays the same, in order to use them as in the introduction for your readers. (5x2=10p)

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People are so used to rapid technological progress that they are now expecting new gadgets and online services to show up every day. People are so used to rapid technological progress that new gadgets and on-line services every day. I am sure everybody heard of the latest IPod version. The Apple stand was overcrowded at the Technology Fair. By how crowded the Apple stand was at the Technology Fair, everybody. There is no chance for anyone to get a decent job without undergoing proper computer training. Nobody..unless they undergo proper computer training. More and more businesses are closing down every day because of insufficient flexibility of their owners. More and more businesses are closing down every day insufficient flexibility of their owners. In order for your plans to work out, new well-designed strategies are required. If your plans., new well-designed strategies are required. V.

Read the lyrics below and, for each gap, choose the correct variant (10x1=10p): Imagine John Lennon Imagine there's (1). Heaven You (7). say that I'm a dreamer It's easy if you (2).. But I'm not the only one No hell below us I hope (8).. you'll join us Above us only sky And the world will be as one Imagine all the people Living (3) today Imagine no possessions I (9) if you can Imagine there's no countries No (10). for greed or hunger It isn't (4) to do A brotherhood of man. Nothing to kill or die (5) And no religion (6). Imagine all the people Living life in peace B. no C. some D. -1. A. a B. require C. try D. leave 2. A. must B. in C. for D. with 3. A. by B. acceptable C. great D. strong 4. A. hard B. for C. against D. on 5. A. tomorrow B. in the end C. neither D. for 6. A. too B. should C. ought D. may 7. A. must B. which C. someday D. either 8. A. never B. know C. realize D. wonder 9. A. dare B. need C. condition D. more 10. A. worry

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VI. Fill in each of the blanks with the correct derived form of the word given in capitals (10x2=20p): (1)- SECURE (2)-PRIVATE (3)- INDUSTRY (4)-MAJOR (5)-SURE (6)-RESPONSIBLE (7)- EFFECT (8)- CRIME (9)- POLITICS (10)- USE Visitors to the UK are often quite surprised at just how many (1).. cameras there are. Some of these cameras are (2) .. owned and used to watch over shops, offices and (3) .. buildings when they are not in use. But the (4) . of CCTV cameras, as they are called, are placed in city centres and public buildings to (5) the safety of the general public. Local governments and the police share the (6) for the cameras operation and maintenance and for paying somebody to sit and watch at the other end. What is even more surprising is how (7) these cameras are at preventing (8) activity. According to one leading (9) . , only three percent of crimes are solved using evidence from CCTV recordings. Many people now think that the government could spend the same money more (10) .. on having a few extra police officers on the street. VII. Read the following quotes. Paraphrase the expressions in italics (3x2=6p): All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness. (Mark Kennedy) . For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. (Richard P. Feynman) . If this keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger. (Frank Lloyd Wright) .

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