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Comunidad: Comunidad Valenciana
Convocatoria: Septiembre de 2001
Modalidad: LOGSE - Todas
Ejercicio: 1er Ejercicio B
Asignatura: Inglés
Obligatoriedad: Obligatoria
Duración: 90 minutos
Baremo: Pregunta 1:2 points (1 point each). Pregunta 2: 1 point (0,5 each). Pregunta 3: 1point (0,5 each)

Part A. Reading comprehension

Read the following text:

Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz was born in Madrid on 28th April 1974. At seven, she started to take ballet lessons. Acting was her next stept, and she made her debut at 17 in the film "The Greek Labyrinth" This was followed by twenty more movies, mainly in Spain: among them "Belle Epoque" and "All About My Mother" both oscar winners. International attention was not long in coming. Cruz was taken to Hollywood by Stephen Frears, who gave her a part in his last film and her performance was a real success.

A restless traveller and, as she likes to call herself, a citizen of the world, this Spanish actress has changed her nationality and accent at will and with ease in her films: from Brazilian to Mexican, Colombian and even Greek, so preventing herself from becoming stereotyped. Nevertheless she is always willing to support her language and her culture, and so at last is to appear as a woman from Madrid in her latest film, "Vanilla Sky"

But the hardest thing to bear is being separated from her family."There are times when you miss them and you feel lonely, even though you are always surrounded by people", she said.

Ronda Magazine. March, 2001.

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

  1. Why did she go to Hollywood?
  2. Why does she sometimes feel lonely?

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

  1. Penélope Cruz used to be a Spanish citizen but has recently changed her nationality.
  2. Penélope cruz travels a lot.

III. Find a word or phrase in the text wich, in context, is similar in meaning to: (1point: 0.5 each)

  1. acting of a play in front of an audience.
  2. inhabitant, resident.

IV. Chosse a, b, or c, in each question below. Only one choice is correct (2 points: 0.5 each)

  1. When she was very young, she used to...
    1. dance.
    2. play a musical instrument.
    3. sing opera.
  2. Penélope Cruz has worked..
    1. in Spain and the States.
    2. in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Greece.
    3. only in Madrid.
  3. In the latest film by Stephen Frears...
    1. she played the role of a dancer.
    2. she won an oscar.
    3. she was great.
  4. In her latest film "Vanilla Sky",...
    1. she became stereotyped.
    2. she played the role of a Spanish woman.
    3. she changed her nationality.

Part B. Composition (100-150 words approximately) (4 points)

Choose one of the following topics:

  1. Describe one of your favourite films.
  2. Would you like to become an actress/actor and be as famous as Penélope Cruz?

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