The Boyhood of Pablo Picasso - PAU Andalucía 2014

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The Boyhood of Pablo PicassoPablo Ruiz Picasso was the favourite child of his family. He was the only boy among a great many girl cousins. That was enough to make him important. Since his very early childhood, it was clear he was going to be an artist. Pablo learned the word for “pencil” before he could say “mama” and “papa”. When he was small he spent hours alone making delightful drawings of animals and people. If his mother sent him out to play in the square, he went on drawing in the dust under the trees. One of his favourite models was his younger sister, Lola.
Don José Ruiz, Pablo's father, was director of the museum in Málaga. There was not much work to do there, so he was able to practise his hobby, which was painting pigeons. He painted them dead or alive, in ones and twos and in dozens.
Sometimes he painted them on paper, cut them out and stuck them on to canvas; sometimes he stuck real feathers on to his pictures. He knew a great deal about the technique of painting and he taught it all to Pablo.
Life in Málaga was very pleasant. In summer, father and son would walk down to look at the boats on the shore or wander round the open markets. They made a strange pair. Don José Ruiz was tall and thin, with red hair and beard and sad grey eyes. He was so shy and correct that he was nicknamed "the Englishman". Pablo was quite the opposite. He had his mother's small, strong build; he had straight black hair and bright eyes that noticed everything that was going on around him.

RESPUESTAS

I. READING COMPREHENSION

ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-3 ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN THE TEXT. USE YOUR OWN WORDS.
3. Why did Pablo and his father make a strange pair? 

ARE THESE STATEMENTS TRUE OR FALSE? JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWERS WITH THE PRECISE WORDS OR PHRASES FROM THE TEXT, OR USE YOUR OWN WORDS.

 

II. USE OF ENGLISH

6. FIND IN THE TEXT A SYNONYM FOR “charming” (adjective).
7. GIVE AN ADJECTIVE WITH THE SAME ROOT AS “length” (noun).
7. GIVE A NOUN WITH THE SAME ROOT AS “shy” (adjective).
8. FIND IN THE TEXT THE WORD WHICH HAS THE FOLLOWING DEFINITION:
“To move about a place without any definite purpose or destination.” 
9. FILL THE GAP WITH THE CORRECT OPTION: on / away/ after / up
  • “Picasso was brought up in Málaga”
10. GIVE A QUESTION FOR THE UNDERLINED WORDS:
“This new magazine specializes in contemporary art”.
11. REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE WITHOUT CHANGING ITS MEANING. BEGIN AS INDICATED:
“A painting by Picasso is too expensive for our museum to buy.”
12. TURN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE INTO REPORTED SPEECH:
“Put on your scarf if you are going out,” Susan told her son. 
13. TURN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE INTO THE PASSIVE VOICE:
The gallery owners are offering their clients one of Picasso’s first drawings. 

 

III. PRODUCTION

14. WRITE A COMPOSITION OF APPROXIMATELY 120 WORDS ABOUT THE PROPOSED TOPIC AND FOCUS STRICTLY ON IT:
  • Would you like to be famous? Give reasons.


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