PAU MADRID 2012 JUNIO INGLÉS OPCIÓN A Some People Never Forget a Face

SELECTIVIDAD MADRID 2012 junio: OPCIÓN A
 
Examen de inglés de selectividad (Bachillerato LOE),
universidades públicas de la Comunidad de Madrid,
curso 2011-2012.
Examen realizado el martes 5 de junio de 2012.
TEXTO PROPUESTO:
Some People Never Forget a Face
REDACCIÓN PROPUESTA:
Would you like to have a photographic memory? Explain why or why not.
 
ENUNCIADO DE LA OPCIÓN A
 
1.- Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE? Copy the evidence from the text. No marks are given for only TRUE or FALSE.
(Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos)
a) A small minority of people cannot identify other people's faces easily.
  TRUE: In fact about 2 percent of the population has prosopagnosia, a condition characterized by great difficulty in recognizing faces.
b) Super-recognizers are only able to recognize people who have the same appearance as when they met.
  FALSE: Often super-recognizers are able to recognize another person despite significant changes in appearance...
 
2.- In your own words and based on the ideas in the text, answer the following questions. Do not copy from the text.
(Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos)
a) Why do some super-recognizers pretend not to recognize people?
  Because other people usually don't recognize them and they don't want to give the impression the meeting was important or special to them.
  NOTA: Esta respuesta es simplemente una propuesta entre otras posibles.
Añade la tuya y la comentaré.
b) Why might the results of the study be important in courts?
  Because they could help determine the different degrees of credibility of eyewitnesses.
  NOTA: Esta respuesta es simplemente una propuesta entre otras posibles.
Añade la tuya y la comentaré.
 
3.- Find the words or phrases in the text that mean:
a) remembering (paragraph 2) recalling
b) wide (paragraph 2) broad
c) meeting (paragraph 2) encounter
d) believable (paragraph 3) credible
  (Puntuación máxima: 1 punto)
 
4.- Complete the following sentences. Use the appropriate form of the word in brackets when given.
(Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos)
a) According ________ the results of a recent study, some people ________ (find) to be super recognizers.
  NOTA: La clave en este ejercicio es poner el verbo find en voz pasiva. Con matices distintos, varias soluciones son posibles:
  According to the results of a recent study, some people were found to be super recognizers.
According to the results of a recent study, some people are found to be super recognizers.
According to the results of a recent study, some people have been found to be super recognizers.
b) People ________ suffer from prosopagnosia find it difficult ________ identify faces.
  People who suffer from prosopagnosia find it difficult to identify faces.
People that suffer from prosopagnosia find it difficult to identify faces.
c) Hi Jane! I remember ________ (meet) you ________ a party last year.
  Hi Jane! I remember meeting you at a party last year.
d) If the witness ________ (not be) in that city five years earlier, she ________ (not meet) the waitress.
  If the witness had not been in that city five years earlier, she would not have met the waitress.
 
5.- Write about 100 to 150 words on the following topic.
  Would you like to have a photographic memory? Explain why or why not.
  (Puntuación máxima: 3 puntos)

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