No question of whether I would do it or not - PAU inglés Andalucía

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In my country we have a proverb that can be translated like this: You will know the value of your father when he is dead. This was one of those sayings we had to memorise in class, as part of our moral instruction. The lesson was clear: Don't take for granted what you have. As a child, I interpreted it literally and developed a constant fear that my parents would die.
I could never say 'goodbye' to my parents as they were leaving for work without imploring them to be safe! Even today I am constantly trying to change my father's high-cholesterol diet, and I go into a state of anxiety when either of my parents does not get home before midnight. Even while studying abroad, I would become worried if either of them did not respond soon to a text message I sent.
I am not trying to moralize. I cause my parents as much pain as any other person. I won't pretend I never get annoyed either. I have the same complaints as my friends: my parents never seem to remember that I am not longer a child and they seem to have an inexhaustible capacity to irritate me. 
But I also realise that they are growing old, and already I can see signs of their ageing process, like selective hearing and memory, among other things.
There was a time when I was also helpless, probably smelled funny and had no means of ensuring my own continued existence — and yet they thought I was the best thing in the world.
We owe it to our parents to take care of them because they took care of us. Most of our parents would probably get offended at the thought of us trying to 'take care' of them. Their generation takes pride in their autonomy; and going from a state of independence to 'maintenance' is nobody's first choice. Still, there is no question of whether I would support my parents in their gold age: of course.

RESPUESTAS

I. READING COMPREHENSION

ARE THESE STATEMENTS TRUE OR FALSE? JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWERS WITH THE PRECISE WORDS OR PHRASES FROM THE TEXT, OR USE YOUR OWN WORDS.
4 Her father's diet has a lot of cholesterol.
5 The author's parents treat her as if she were a child.

II. USE OF ENGLISH

6 GIVE A NOUN WITH THE SAME ROOT AS "die"(VERB; LINE 4).
7 FIND IN THE TEXT ONE WORD MEANING In a foreign country" (ADVERB).
8 GIVE ONE OPPOSITE FOR "helpless' (ADVERB; LINE 14).
9 FIND IN THE TEXT ONE EXPRESSION MEANING: "look after" (VERB).
10 FILL IN THE GAP WITH THE CORRECT OPTION: that I go /me to go /that I went
  • "Lisa didn't want  me to go to her wedding." 
11 GIVE A QUESTION FOR THE UNDERLINED WORDS: 
         "She had been swimming for ages"
12 REWRITE THE SENTENCE WITHOUT CHANGING ITS MEANING. BEGIN AS INDICATED.
          Last term I advised you to study harder but you  didn't listen to me.
13 TURN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE INTO THE PASSIVE VOICE: 
"You will know the value of your father only when he is dead".

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