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Module 4 RB
Module 4-RB
Apellidos y nombre: ..............................................................................................................................................................
D.N.I.: .............................Grupo:............... Docente del programa:................................................................................
INSTRUCCIONES
1. El alumnado deberá tener disponible en todo momento a requerimiento del personal docente del
programa documento acreditativo de su identidad como D.N.I., pasaporte, permiso de conducir o, en el
caso del alumnado extranjero, tarjeta de residencia en vigor o en trámite o tarjeta de estudiante emitida
por la Subdelegación de Gobierno.
2. Para la realización de la prueba sólo está permitido el uso de papel sellado proporcionado por el personal
docente.
3. Al finalizar la prueba, el alumnado deberá entregar al personal docente tanto el cuadernillo de examen
completo como los folios en blanco sellados que pudieran haberle sido entregados.
4. Este cuadernillo de examen contiene las siguientes secciones:
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Comprensión escrita o Reading Passage.
Comprensión oral o Listening Comprehension
Uso de la lengua o General Language:
Parts A, B, C, and Pronunciation
Expresión escrita o Writing Composition
Hoja de respuestas o Answer Sheet
5. En las dos últimas hojas, Writing Composition y Answer Sheet, el alumnado deberá
consignar su nombre y apellidos, así como el número de su D.N.I. Sólo se considerarán para su
evaluación las respuestas anotadas por el alumnado en la hoja de respuestas o Answer Sheet, por lo que
sólo será en esta hoja donde el alumnado deberá escribir las respuestas de las preguntas de cada
sección a excepción del ejercicio de expresión escrita que se redactará en su hoja específica.
6. Sólo se admitirán para su corrección los exámenes escritos con tinta azul o negra.
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Reading Passage
Module 4-RB
British really do have a unique sense of humour
A survey of more than 4,000 twins suggests that humour regarded as typically British – sarcasm and self-parody – is
connected to genes found in British men and women, but not shared, for instance, by Americans. While telling jokes and
looking on the bright side of life – which researchers called positive humour – is common to both sides of the Atlantic, only in
the UK did they discover genetic connections with negative humour – sharp sarcasm and pulling someone’s leg. Experts admit
that the results have left them quite surprised.
"It is possible that differences exist between these nations (USA and UK) in their sense of humour and that these may
be the result of different genetic and environmental influences," said Dr Rod Martin, one of the researchers. "The British may
have a greater tolerance for a wide range of expressions of humour, including what many Americans might consider
aggressively sarcastic or denigrating. In the North American version of The Office the lead character is much less insensitive
and intolerant than in the original UK version," he added.
The study looked at genetic and environmental contributions to humour in nearly 2,000 pairs of UK twins. A second
US study examined the humour of 500 sets of North American twins. The results revealed that positive humour – saying funny
things, telling jokes, a humorous outlook on life – was linked to genes and was shared by twins in the UK and US. However,
negative humour – bullying and ridicule, as well as more offensive, racist or sexist forms of humour, together with talking badly
about oneself– appeared to be genetically linked only in Britain.
Dr Martin, from the University of Western Ontario, said the aim was to find out whether humour has a genetic basis.
"In North American families, there was a genetic basis to positive humour, but negative humour seems to be entirely learned.
Growing up in a family where negative humour was practised was important in the development of that sense of humour.
"In the UK, both positive and negative styles had a genetic basis in the sample. The genetic basis to negative humour in the UK
was close to 50 per cent.
Certainly in the UK, TV humour is more acid, whereas in North America it tends to be softer. "One theory is that these
styles of humour are associated with other personality traits that probably have a genetic basis. Self-defeating humour tends to
be highly correlated with a neurotic personality. People who tend to be more negative, depressed and anxious tend to use that
kind of humour."
1. According to the text…
a British sense of humour is always pessimistic.
b British people have the same genetic features as the Americans.
c American negative sense of humour has not got a genetic explanation.
2.
Which of these sentences is CORRECT?
a UK twins of both sexes proved to have the same kind of sense of humour.
b US twins showed a different sense of humour depending on their sexes.
c The American sense of humour is more sarcastic while the British one is more intelligent.
3.
The Office is an example of TV sitcom where...
a you can observe the characteristics that US and UK humour have in common.
b you can distinguish language differences that show how British humour is more disrespectful and ironical.
c you can distinguish language differences that show how American humour is less friendly.
4.
The survey showed that …
a two persons with identical genetic features will always have a negative sense of humour.
b two British persons with identical genetic features will have the same negative sense of humour.
c two Americans with identical genetic features will have a different sense of humour.
5.
According to Dr Martin’s theory,...
a there may never be such a thing as a negative “American” sense of humour.
b a negative “American” sense of humour could also be genetically explained.
c a negative sense of humour in American people appears by imitating relatives who already have it.
6.
After reading the text, we could come to the conclusion that...
a the writer considers British negative sense of humour shows they are a bit psychologically disturbed.
b the writer considers American sense of humour is rather boring.
c the writer is Canadian, that’s why he talks badly about the British.
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Listening comprehension
Module 4-RB
Listen carefully and choose the best option (You will listen to this recording three times)
Songs in English or songs in your language
Voice 1(Russian girl)
7. She prefers...
a songs in English because she always watches MTV in English.
b songs in English because she teaches English.
c songs in English and songs in Russian.
Voice 2(Japanese boy)
8.
What is important to him?
a The melody.
b The type of music.
c The message.
Voice 3(German boy)
9.
What type of music does he like?
a Folk music.
b Rap music.
c Dance music.
10.
What does he learn from songs in English?
a Words that he cannot use in the classroom.
b Things about the American culture.
c Nothing, it’s just that German is not good for music.
Voice 4(Mexican girl)
11.
She prefers…
a to listen to songs in English although it’s always “I love you baby...”.
b to listen to songs in English to practice the language.
c to listen to songs in Spanish because the words have got a message.
Voice 5(Greek man)
12.
What does it depend on for him to prefer a song or other?
a It depends on something strange.
b It depends on the music.
c It depends on the difficulty of the answer.
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General language
Module 4-RB
Part 1
Complete the dialogue with the best option in each case
Interviewer:
Female interviewee:
Interviewer:
Female interviewee:
Interviewer:
Female interviewee:
Interviewer:
Female interviewee:
Interviewer:
Female interviewee:
Secondly
Current
Definitely
13
a
b
c
14
a
b
c
15
a
b
c
terrified
terrific
terrible
a
b
c
I completely agree
I am completely agreed
I hardly agreed
a
b
c
That’s fare
That’s just
That's fair
17
Did you vote at the last general election?
Yes.
Are you going to vote at the next general election?
13)... not, no! Politicians never listen to voters. It's 14)....
Do you think politicians do a good job?
No, not at all. They do a 15)... job.
Should people pay more for healthcare, education and so on?
Yes, definitely. 16)... with that. Healthcare and education are paid for by everyone.
However, people who earn more money should pay more for healthcare. 17)....
Some people think that politicians do not find solutions to problems.
Well, yes. Politicians argue with each other far too much. They're only worried about
their own lives, not the lives of real people.
a lost of time
a waste of time
a spending of time
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General language
Module 4-RB
Part 2
Complete the dialogue with the best option in each case
Rebecca:
Paul:
Rebecca:
Paul:
Rebecca:
Paul:
Rebecca:
Paul:
Rebecca:
Paul:
Rebecca:
OK. So, 18)... in Bristol next Saturday?
Well, you want to go to a rock concert, right?
Er ... yes, but it's OK if there is something more interesting. You know me. I prefer 19)... or pop, but I like
20)... of music — hip hop, blues, folk, jazz...
Jazz?
OK. Well, not jazz. It's a type of music that I'm not really 21).... But...
Stacey Hall is on at the Jazz Club. I like her. I like her modern jazz... Oh, and there's a restaurant at the
club.
A restaurant? I don't want to eat in the restaurant. I prefer to eat at home before we go out.
You're right. OK ... So, we don't want to see the jazz and we don't want to go to see the classical music. I
think the tickets are very expensive.
Mmm ... I prefer classical music but I don't want to pay a lot of money.
22).... Hey, there's a musical which I want to see.
I usually hate musicals.
18.
a
b
c
what do they put
what's at
what's on
19.
a
b
c
rock than soul
rock that soul
rock to soul
20.
a
b
c
all sorts
all display
all produces
a
b
c
interested in
interested on
interesting at
a
b
c
Me neither
So do I
Neither did I
22.
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General language
Module 4-RB
Part 3
Read the text and choose the best option from below.
Tom has a new camcorder. He 23)... it for three days and he hasn’t stopped using it. He 24)... his parents, his sister,
and all his friends. In fact, he 25)... a film of his mother now. She is cooking dinner, and she's a little angry because she
26)... a camera in her face in the kitchen. Next weekend, he 27)... his friend Joe at the zoo, and they are making a film —
a wildlife documentary!
23.
a
b
c
owns
had had
has owned
24.
a
b
c
films
filmed
has filmed
25.
a
b
c
makes
is making
will be making
26.
a
b
c
has not liked
didn’t like
doesn’t like
27.
a
b
c
is meeting
is going to meet
will meet
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General language
Module 4-RB
Part 4
Read the text and choose the best option from below.
The computer
It’s amazing to think how this has all changed. Today, almost everybody owns one, and they are essential to every office
and factory in the world. We use them to check and manage our 28)…, write books, buy and sell things, and design things,
and they are starting to 29)… televisions, radios and music players as our most important means of 30)….
28.
a
b
c
financial
currency
finances
29.
a
b
c
repay
replay
replace
30.
a
b
c
entertainment
divertion
amuse
PRONUNCIATION
31. Pronunciation. ¿Qué palabra contiene el sonido subrayado en la palabra sleep?
a bread
b slept
c heat
32. Pronunciation. ¿Qué palabra contiene el sonido subrayado en la palabra honest?
a what
b lose
c honey
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Writing composition
Module 4-RB
Full name: .....................................................................................................................................................................
I.D.: ......................................................................
Writing Composition.
Do you think there is such a thing as a generation gap? Have you experienced it? As parent or child? How did you face
it? You should write around 80 words.
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Answer sheet
Module 3-RB
Full name: .....................................................................................................................................................................
I.D.: ......................................................................
Listening Comprehension
Reading Passage
1.
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b
c
7.
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b
c
2.
a
b
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8.
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b
c
3.
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b
c
9.
a
b
c
4.
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b
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10. a
b
c
5.
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b
c
11. a
b
c
6.
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b
c
12. a
b
c
General Language
Part 2
Part 1
Part 3
Part 4
13. a
b
c
18. a
b
c
23. a
b
c
28. a
b
c
14. a
b
c
19. a
b
c
24. a
b
c
29. a
b
c
15. a
b
c
20. a
b
c
25. a
b
c
30. a
b
c
16. a
b
c
21. a
b
c
26. a
b
c
Pronunciation
17. a
b
c
22. a
b
c
27. a
b
c
31. a
b
c
32. a
b
c
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