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  1. 1. No se permite el uso de diccionario ni de ningún otro material didáctico<br />Las preguntas deberán ser respondidas en inglés<br />Duración de la prueba: 1hora y 30 minutos<br />Esta hoja NO SE CORRIGE<br />1,900 ROYAL WEDDING INVITATIONS SENT<br />Buckingham Palace has sent out invitations for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Officials have not disclosed who is invited but journalists who follow the royal family say half of the guests are family and friends. The rest will be leading British politicians, VIPs from all over the world, and a scattering of stars and celebrities. Of those invited to the ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey on April 29, a third will go on to attend a celebration reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth, and then half of those will go on to a dinner party hosted by Prince Charles, William’s father. This select group will be family and close friends of the happy couple. It is expected they will go on honeymoon the following day.<br />Prince William and Kate Middleton met at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland. They began dating in 2003 and shared an apartment. Their relationship became the subject of considerable media speculation from the very beginning. The attention from the press became so intense that William had to ask the paparazzi to keep their distance and respect Ms Middleton’s privacy. William has painful memories of how the media hounded his mother, Princess Diana. In 2007, there were reports that the couple had split up, even though they were regularly seen together at various high-profile events and holidays. Prince William proposed to Kate on 19 October 2010 on a trip to Kenya.<br />QUESTIONS<br />I. READING COMPREHENSION (2 points; 0.5 for each correct answer). Add TRUE or FALSE and copy evidence from the text to support your answer. NO MARKS are given for only true or false.<br />Buckingham Palace has provided the list of guests for the event.<br />Around a sixth of those at the wedding ceremony are invited to dinner.<br /> The couple met when they were students and lived together.<br /> Prince William asked the media to back off from Ms Middleton.<br />II. LEXICON/PHONETICS (2 points):<br />A. LEXICON (1 point; 0.25 for each correct answer). Find words or phrases in the text that mean the same as these given.postedholiday taken by a couple who have just marriedpursued and caused trouble to someonebroken up, finishedB. PHONETICS. (1 point; 0.25 for each correct answer)Find two words in the text that contain the vowel sound /a:/Find a word in the text that contains the sound /ә/Find a plural noun in the text whose ending is pronounced /z/<br />III. USE OF ENGLISH. (3 points; 0.5 for each correct answer). Rewrite the following sentences starting with the words given.<br />People say that they married secretly.They are …I haven’t seen him for three years.I last ...They haven’t installed our satellite dish yet.We haven’t ...I used to come to this beach with my granny.I remember ...You can’t park in this area, sir.You aren’t...We arrived early in spite of the heavy traffic.Although...<br />IV. COMPOSITION (3 points). Write a composition of between 100 and 125 words on ONE of the following topics. Specify your option.<br />Write about a famous character or a celebrity that you admire. Describe his/her appearance and character and justify your choice. <br />Write about the advantages and disadvantages of getting married. <br />ANSWER KEY<br />I. READING COMPREHENSION<br />FALSE. “Officials have not disclosed who is invited”<br />TRUE. “Of those invited to the ceremony […], a third will go on to attend a celebration reception […], and then half of those will go on to a dinner party”<br />TRUE “Prince William and Kate Middleton met at St. Andrew’s University […] and shared an apartment<br />TRUE. “William had to ask the paparazzi to keep their distance and respect Ms Middleton’s privacy”<br />II. LEXICON/PHONETICS<br />LEXICON<br />sent out<br />honeymoon<br />hounded<br />split up<br />PHONETICS<br />[ONLY TWO] half, are, stars, party, Charles, father, apartment, ask, paparazzi.<br />[ONLY ONE] disclosed, follow, over, those, go, hosted, close, following, so, though, profile, proposed, October.<br />[ONLY ONE] invitations, officials, friends, politicians, stars, celebrities, memories, holidays.<br />III. USE OF ENGLISH.<br />They are said to have married secretly.<br />I last saw him three years ago.<br />We haven’t had our satellite dish installed yet.<br />I remember coming to this beach with my granny<br />You aren’t allowed to park in this area, sir.<br />Although the traffic was heavy, we arrived on time.<br />

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