The kings speech

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The kings speech

  1. 1. No se permite el uso de diccionario ni de ningún otro material II. LEXICON/PHONETICS (2 points): didáctico Las preguntas deberán ser respondidas en inglés Duración de la prueba: 1hora y 30 minutos A. LEXICON (1 point; 0.25 for each correct answer). Find words orEsta hoja NO SE CORRIGE phrases in the text that mean the same as these given. 1. speech disabilityTHE KING’S SPEECH THERAPIST 2. reduce 3. conscious, knowing The historical drama The Kings Speech is a hit, the winner of aGolden Globe and an Oscar and acclaimed for bringing new attention tothe old disorder of stuttering. It is the story of how an Australian speech 4. almosttherapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), employed unconventional B. PHONETICS. (1 point; 0.25 for each correct answer)techniques to help King George VI (Colin Firth) diminish his stammer, 1. Find a word in the text that contains the vowel sound /aF/enabling him to do his job of rallying the British people at the start of 2. Find a word in the text that contains the sound /i:/World War II. 3. Find a word in the text that contains the sound /әF/ Until now, few people in Great Britain, let alone America, knewmuch about Logue, though historians have long been aware that he 4. Find a regular past in the text whose ending is pronounced /t/performed a historic service to the Crown. When screenwriter David Seidler first tried to tell this story in the III. USE OF ENGLISH. (3 points; 0.5 for each correct answer).1980s, he sought help from Logues son, who sought guidance from the Rewrite the following sentences starting with the words given.palace. “Not in my lifetime”, was the answer from the Queen Mother,who lived another two decades. She died in 2002 at nearly 102 1. You’ll have to speak in front of people regularly. You’ll have to get … Mark Logue, Lionel’s grandson, says none of Logues three 2. When will they bring us the invitation? When will we …sons, including Marks father, Antony, blabbed about their fathers royalservice, not even to their own children. Logue says he regrets that the 3. Although we argue, we are good friends. Despite...book and film didnt come out during his fathers lifetime. "My father wasincredibly proud of his father; he would have liked him to get the 4. The table is too dirty to eat on it. The table ...recognition due to him," he says. 5. Everybody will leave before we arrive. By the time we ... QUESTIONS 6. The carpenter is fixing the shelves at the office. We are...I. READING COMPREHENSION (2 points; 0.5 for each correct IV. COMPOSITION (3 points). Write a composition of between 100 andanswer). Add TRUE or FALSE and copy evidence from the text to 125 words on ONE of the following topics. Specify your option.support your answer. NO MARKS are given for only true or false. 1. Logue’s treatment for King George VI was innovative.  Write about the advantages and disadvantages of studying at a 2. Lionel Logue was well-known in England before the film was bilingual school. released. 3. The film screenwriter received advice from the royal family for  Write about your favourite TV series. Describe the characters, the script. the plot and explain why you like it. 4. Antony Logue enjoyed the film about his father’s life.
  2. 2. ANSWER KEYI. READING COMPREHENSION 1. TRUE. “Lionel Logue […], employed unconventional techniques to help King George VI” 2. FALSE. “Until now, few people in Great Britain […] knew much about Logue” 3. FALSE. “When screenwriter David Seidler […] sought help […] “Not in my lifetime”, was the answer from the Queen Mother” 4. FALSE. “the book and film didnt come out during his fathers lifetime”II. LEXICON/PHONETICS A. LEXICON 1. stuttering / stammer 2. diminish 3. aware 4. nearly B. PHONETICS 1. [ONLY ONE] screenwriter, tried, 1980s, guidance, lifetime, died, liked, my 2. [ONLY ONE] speech, techniques, people, screenwriter, queen, three 3. [ONLY ONE] golden, globe, old, (Logue), alone, own. 4. liked.III. USE OF ENGLISH. 1. You’ll have to get used to speaking in front of people regularly. 2. When will we be brought the invitation? 3. Despite arguing, we are good friends. 4. The table isn’t clean enough to eat on it. 5. By the time we arrive, everybody will have left. 6. We are having the shelves at the office fixed.

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