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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 076

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

A few years ago a friend studying at Brunel University was lucky enough to grab a seat in a packed lecture hall to hear an address given by an eminent professor to the universitys engineering society. The don was delivering an oration on the subject of unusual railway bridges1) The learned professor punctuated his talk with pithy comments and slides of the breathtaking constructions. (2) He knew his subject inside out. He singled out many innovative designs for praise and then turned on one unusual example and slated it. He criticised the titanic structures size, the design, the construction methods and the impact on the environment. (3) When the applause had died down, there was a question and answer session. An elderly gentleman raised his hand. (4) The professor, his feathers ruffled by his contentious interruption puffed out his chest and pointedly put the old fellow down for audaciously implying that he knew more about the subject than the professor did himself. Well, I should, replied the old fellow. You see, I designed and built that particular bridge myself. 1. Four sentences have been removed from the text. Select the appropriate sentence for each gap in the text. There is one extra sentence that does not fit. 4 points A. His knowledge seemed to know no bounds. B. He did not like that bridge! C. Returning to the subject of the maligned bridge, took some time to explain the reasons, as he understood them, for the unusual nature of the bridges aspect and fabrication. D. The hall was full to bursting with budding engineers and their peers. E. He felt more and more humiliated. 2. Who/What do the words in bold refer to? 3. Match the following words with their meaning : 1) packed 2) breathtaking 3) innovative 4) slate A. severely criticise B. take the opportunity to get something C. astonishing D. crowded E. new 6 points 10 points 5) grab

4. Answer the following questions : A. What were the professors comments like? B. Which were the main bridge - aspects criticised by the learned professor? C. Which phrase best reveals the professors pride?

6 points

5.Comment on the following sentence; His knowledge seemed to know no bounds. (50words) 4 points