New York - PAU inglés Andalucía 2011 resuelto

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New York, one of the most famous cities in the world, was formerly a Dutch colony. They bought it from the Indians for the price of 24$ and founded a city which was called New Amsterdam. In 1664, the English and the Dutch went to war. New Amsterdam was attacked by the English fleet and finally in 1667 it became an English colony which was renamed New York.
Perhaps no single monument in the USA is as famous as the Statue of Liberty. Standing on a small island in New York harbour, the crowned lady is a symbol of democracy. She is colossal. She is 151 hundred feet high and the pedestal in which she stands is the same height. An elevator takes visitors to the top of the pedestal, around which a balcony runs. The statue was a gift to the USA from France in 1886, as a token of friendship between the two countries and also because of the aid France gave Americans during the American Revolution.
For millions of immigrants, the Statue was their first sight of the Promised Land, and for a few it was also their last, as they sailed back home to a desolate future. About a mile from Liberty Island there is another island called Ellis Island. This was looked at with terror by the immigrants, for it was here that they had to wait their turn to be examined by doctors and officials. However, only two out of 100 were refused admission to New York. Occasionally, families were separated and husbands or wives were refused to enter as they were considered suspected of having infectious diseases such as tuberculosis.

RESPUESTAS

I. READING COMPREHENSION

ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-3 ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN THE TEXT. USE YOUR OWN WORDS.
1. How was the name New Amsterdam changed to New York?
2. Explain why for some immigrants the Statue of liberty was their first and last sight of USA.
3. Why were immigrants afraid of Ellis Island?
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 Statue is more than 300 hundred feet high.
5. Most immigrants could enter the USA. 

II. USE OF ENGLISH

6. FIND IN THE TEXT A SYNONYM FOR “ PANIC.”
7. FIND IN THE TEXT ONE WORD MEANING: 
“ group of warships or submarines under one commander”.
8 . WHICH WORD DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME MEANING? 
  • Elegant/ Refined/ Bright / Cultivated.
9. GIVE ONE OPPOSITE FOR THE WORD “TOP” (noun) AS IT IS USED IN THE TEXT.
10. TURN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE INTO DIRECT SPEECH: 
She said she was going to ask me about my friends.
11. JOIN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES USING AN APPROPRIATE LINKER (DO NOT USE AND, BUT, OR BECAUSE). MAKE CHANGES IF NECESSARY: 
I saw my uncle in the park. He was playing with his dog.
12. USE THE WORDS IN THE BOXES TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL SENTENCE. USE ALL AND ONLY THE WORDS IN THE BOXES WITHOUT CHANGING THEIR FORM: 
      country     advantage      is      the      of      living      the     in     what     ?
13. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONAL SENTENCE: 

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