PAU ANDALUCÍA 2013 SEPTIEMBRE INGLÉS OPCIÓN B Are bucket lists a good idea?

SELECTIVIDAD ANDALUCÍA 2013 septiembre: OPCIÓN B
 
Examen de inglés de selectividad (Bachillerato LOE),
universidades de Andalucía,
curso 2012-2013.
Examen realizado el lunes 16 de septiembre de 2013.
TEXTO PROPUESTO:
"Are bucket lists a good idea?"
REDACCIÓN PROPUESTA:
What experiences would you like to live before you are old, and why?
Haz clic aquí para ver el enunciado de la OPCIÓN A publicado por el IES Luis Vélez de Guevara de Écija en su álbum de flickr.
 
  RESPUESTAS PROPUESTAS:
I* COMPREHENSION (4 points: questions 1-3, 1 point each; 4-5, 0.5 points each)
ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-3 ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN THE TEXT. USE YOUR OWN WORDS.
  NOTA: Aunque en el enunciado se te pida expresar la respuesta en tus propias palabras, según los criterios de corrección en cada una de las tres primeras preguntas obtendrías 0,50 puntos copiando textualmente los pasajes relevantes, por demostrar comprensión. El esfuerzo de formular la idea en tus propias palabras te daría los 0,50 puntos restantes.
 
1 In what sense do bucket lists encourage consumerism?
  They are often like long lists of things to buy.
  NOTA: Esta respuesta es simplemente una propuesta entre otras posibles.
 
La parte relevante del texto es:
 
There is an acquisitive note to many of the lists, which usually include so many items to be obtained that they look like a shopping list.
(LINES 9-10)

 
Añade tu propuesta y la comentaré.
 
2 Why isn't the writer surprised at the popularity of bucket lists nowadays?
  Their popularity isn't surprising because people today are more likely to engage in exhibitionistic behaviour.
  NOTA: Esta respuesta es simplemente una propuesta entre otras posibles.
 
La parte relevante del texto es:
 
In some ways, it is no surprise that they have risen in popularity in a showy age when we are all encouraged to exhibit ourselves...
(LINES 11-12)

 
Añade tu propuesta y la comentaré.
 
3 What is the danger of these lists, according to psychologist Linda Blair?
  You risk thinking so much about the future that you forget to live in the present.
  NOTA: Esta respuesta es simplemente una propuesta entre otras posibles.
 
La parte relevante del texto es:
 
But if you're constantly living in the future, ignoring what's going on right now because you're always trying to achieve difficult goals, you're not really living.
(LINES 14-15)

 
Añade tu propuesta y la comentaré.
 
 
  ARE THESE STATEMENTS TRUE OR FALSE? JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWERS WITH THE PRECISE WORDS OR PHRASES FROM THE TEXT, OR USE YOUR OWN WORDS.
 
4 The expression "to kick the bucket" comes from the film The Bucket List.
  FALSE: ..."kick the bucket", an expression meaning "to die" of unclear origins, but which quite likely relates to the bucket kicked away at a hanging.
(LINES 1-2)
  NOTA: Esta respuesta es simplemente una propuesta entre otras posibles.
Añade la tuya y la comentaré.
 
5 According to the text, many American celebrities are said to have a bucket list.
  FALSE: Bill Clinton, Jane Fonda, and Cameron Díaz have spoken of having a list.
(LINES 7-8)
  NOTA: Esta respuesta es simplemente una propuesta entre otras posibles.
Añade la tuya y la comentaré.
 
 
II* USE OF ENGLISH (3 points: questions 6-9, 0.25 points each; 10-13, 0.5 points each)
 
6 GIVE AN ADJECTIVE WITH THE SAME ROOT AS "specify" (verb).
  specific
 
7 FIND IN THE TEXT ONE SYNONYM FOR "aim" (noun).
  goal (LINES 9 & 15)
 
8 FIND IN THE TEXT THE WORD WHICH HAS THE FOLLOWING DEFINITION: "sufficiently important, rewarding, or valuable to justify time or effort spent."
  worthwhile (LINE 14)
 
9 WHICH WORD DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME MEANING?:
help / aid / assume / assist
 
10 USE THE WORDS IN THE BOXES TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL SENTENCE. USE ALL AND ONLY THE WORDS IN THE BOXES WITHOUT CHANGING THEIR FORM
  you waiting been long ? how for have me
  How long have you been waiting for me?
 
11 FILL IN THE GAP WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF THE VERB IN BRACKETS:
"The judge made him _______ (apologise) to his victims.".
  The judge made him apologise to his victims.
 
12 REWRITE THE SENTENCE WITHOUT CHANGING ITS MEANING. BEGIN AS INDICATED:
The best artist in the country painted his grandmother's portrait.
  His grandmother had her portrait painted by the best artist in the country.
 
13 GIVE A QUESTION FOR THE UNDERLINED WORDS:
"Mr. Dean's secretary told her that she had been given the job".
  What did Mr. Dean's secretary tell her?
 
 
III* PRODUCTION (3 points)
 
14 WRITE A COMPOSITION OF APPROXIMATELY 120 WORDS ABOUT THE PROPOSED TOPIC AND FOCUS STRICTLY ON IT:
  What experiences would you like to live before you are old, and why?
 

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