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Comunidad: Comunidad Valenciana
Convocatoria: Septiembre de 2000
Modalidad: LOGSE - Todas
Ejercicio: 1er Ejercicio B
Asignatura: Inglés
Obligatoriedad: Obligatoria
Duración: 90 minutos
Baremo: A. Comprensión: 6 puntos (Comprensión global = 2 preguntas: 2 puntos, verdadero y falso = 2 preguntas: 1 punto, léxico = 1 pregunta: 1 punto; Varias opciones = 4 preguntas: 2 puntos).
B. Composición: 4 puntos.

Part A. Reading Comprehension

Read the following text:


These days it is not just enough to look after oneself without spending equal time looking after the environment. The effect of the environment on individual health is now so well established that to concentrate on one and ignore the other is to do only half a job. Some of the damage done to the environment can be a direct result of our own individual actions, but the major pollution occurs from the side effects of a consumer-driven industrial society. Now that the threat of nuclear war has receded, the focus has been directed towards the pollution of the air, sea and earth, through many of our manufacturing processes. Organizations such as Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace camping to ensure that we do not lose sight of the problem.

It is quite understandable that individuals, when presented with a global picture, feel that personal sacrifices are pointless. The most that it seems any individual can do is to donate to a favourite charity and leave the prblem to governments. This is not true; individuals can make a difference by changing in small ways without dramatically affecting their lifestyle.

From: The family guide to alternative health care by Patrick Pietroni, 1995: 34

I. Answer these questions using your own words (2 points: 1 point each):

  1. Why is it important to look after the environment?
  2. What is the aim of organizations such as Greenpeace?

II. Are the following statements True(T) or False(F)? (1 point: 0.5 each)

  1. Looking after the environment is not important.
  2. There is nothing people can do to prevent pollution.

III. Find a word in the text which, in context, is similar in meaning to the following words or phrases (1 point: 0.5 each):

  1. The natural world of land, sea, air, plants and animals that exists around town and cities.
  2. The unpleasant substances that make the water, air or atmosphere dirty.

IV. Choose a, b, or c after each statement below. Only one choice is corret (2 points: 0.5 each):

  1. The effect of the environment on our health...
    1. is not clear.
    2. has been partially demonstrated.
    3. has been demonstrated.
  2. Nowadays,...
    1. it is not important to look after the environment.
    2. looking after the environment is as important as looking after oneself.
    3. looking after the environment is more important than looking after oneself.
  3. The damage done to the environment is a result of...
    1. the threat of nuclear war.
    2. organizations such as Greenpeace.
    3. the effect of our industrial society.
  4. Human beings can...
    1. do nothing to protect the environment.
    2. only donate to protect the environment.
    3. help to protect the environment.

Part B. Composition (100-150 words approximately)

Choose one of the following two topics (4 points):

  1. How can we protect the environment?
  2. Do you think that looking after the environment is something that can be taught at school? Explain why.

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