Prueba De IngléS De Adelanto De 6 To AñO April 2008 Latest Version

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Prueba De IngléS De Adelanto De 6 To AñO April 2008 Latest Version

  1. 1. PRUEBA NACIONAL DE INGLÉS DE ADELANTO DE 6TO AÑO PERÍODO ABRIL- 2008 Liceo Nº MARKS Group: WRITTEN TEST: / 65 Name: ORAL EXAM: Date: April FINAL MARK: LISTENING COMPREHENSION 1. Fill in the blanks while you listen: Part A) Chip shop More than 90% of the world's 1)………………… phones are powered by technology created by British firm Arm. It designs chip architectures that it licenses to semiconductors 2)…… ……………… such as Qualcomm and Broadcom. The future of the internet Ian Drew from Arm said 3)………………..mobile phones and computing applications is demanded ever more building power. But 4)…………………… not going to be in the home or chips with greater processing was not a straightforward, at the office; it's going to be he 5)……………………... mobile quot;If you look at a 6)…………………. phone the first thing you Nigel Clifford, Symbian have got to do is get within the half a watt envelope. quot;It needs to get into your pocket. And there's no fan. It needs to work for days 7) ……………… … than hours.quot; / 7 (1 each)
  2. 2. Part B) Now listen to the second part of the report and choose the correct option a,b,c 1- By using multi core…. a- You won’t be able to use 3D graphics, video or games simultaneously. b- You’ll be able to select the processor you want (choose) to use. c- You’ll need to have (purchase/buy) a bigger processor 2- Coretex A9 is a- the company responsible for building the new multi cores b- a mobile phone which will have two integrated chips c- a chip structure which will integrate multi cores in only one chip 3- The next generation of applications on a phone a- will require a Single Processing System b- will be powered by Symmetrical Multi Processing c- won’t require any special processing system / 3 (1 each)
  3. 3. READING COMPREHENSION Read the following digital article and do the exercises that follow. Why the future is in your hands By Darren Waters Technology editor, BBC News website Sales of smartphones are expected to overtake those of laptops in the next 12 to 18 months as the mobile phone completes its transition from voice communications device to multimedia computer. Convergence has been the Holy Grail for mobile phone makers, software and hardware partners, as well as consumers, for more than a decade. And for the first time the rhetoric of companies like Nokia, Samsung and Motorola, who have boasted of putting a multimedia computer in your pocket, no longer seems far fetched. quot;Converged devices are always with you and always connected,quot; said Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Nokia chief executive at last week's Mobile World Congress in GPS is starting to appear on more Barcelona. handsets Last year Nokia sold almost 200m camera phones and about 146m music phones, making it the world's biggest seller of digital cameras and MP3 players. In the coming year the firm predicts it will sell 35 million GPS-enabled phones as personal navigation becomes the latest feature to be assimilated into the mobile phone.
  4. 4. 2. Answer these questions • How much has technology developed according to the passage? • What will the new mobile phone be like? • How successful have sales of mobile phones been? / 6 (2 each) 3. True or False. Find the evidence. 1. In the near future more laptops than phones will be sold. 2. GPS is becoming more and more popular. 3. This article was published in USA. / 6 (2 each) 4. Find the words that correspond to these definitions. a- Small devices that can work with a battery and are easily carried. ________________ b- The process or a period of changing from one condition to another.________________ c- People who own a business and share the profits. ___________________ d- Speech or writing that is intended to influence people but that is not completely honest or sincere. ________________ e- To talk with too much pride about something that you have or can do. ______________ f- Very difficult to believe. ____________________ g- The part of a telephone that you hold close to your mouth and ear to speak and listen ________________________ 7 marks (1 each)
  5. 5. LANGUAGE IN USE 5. Complete with the correct form of the verbs choosing from the chart. Nowadays, Convergence …………………by a combination of software, services and hardware. The first phones powered by a chip running at 1Ghz ………………… the market later this year, seven years after the first desktop chip ……………….. the gigahertz barrier. Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon chipset will debut inside a number of handsets, including some from Samsung and HTC. quot;It's a first in the industry for a wireless chipset,quot; ……. …… … ” Mr. Pineda. As well as raw horsepower Snapdragon also features a dedicated application processor, as well as the will be driven is being driven was driven ability to hit has hit will hit handle 12 megapixel was breaking broke has broken digital photos says had said said and up to had to must would 720p high definition video imaging. Mr. Clifford from Symbian said the mobile industry …………………..deliver multi-function devices which did not compromise, as he had said in the previous interview.
  6. 6. / 5 (1 each) 6. Report these words said by technology specialists using : say- ask and tell 1. “All of those single use devices – MP· players, digital camera, GPS-are collapsing onto the phone.” A specialist ………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………. … 2. “We are going past the point where this was a phone with a few other things”. Another expert ………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3. “Will mobile phones evolve into multi-functional devices?” Some time ago Luis Pineda ………………………………………………………….………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6 marks (2 each) 7. Finish these sentences. • If technology hadn´t evolved so much … …… …………………………………………….. • If you had the chance to have a multimedia computer in your pocket, …………………… ……….……………………………………………………………………...? • ………………………..………………………………………… , people wouldn´t use them so often.
  7. 7. 6 marks (2 each) 8. Join these sentences using the relative pronouns between brackets. 1. The future of the internet in computing application is not going to be in the home or at the office. It is going to be mobile.- (Which) ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ 2. Yan Drew said future mobile phones demanded even more processing power. Yan Drew is from Arm company.- (Who) ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ 3. More than 90% of the world´s mobile phones were created by British firm Arm. Mobile Phones are powered by technology.- (That) ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ / 6 (2 each)
  8. 8. WRITING 9. Choose one of these topics to write a composition of about 100 words. Use the template provided to write your composition. ⇒ Do you think the future is in your hands? ⇒ Is technology always the right answer? / 13

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