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R O M N I A MINISTERUL EDUCAIEI, CERCETRII TINERETULUI I SPORTULUI INSPECTORATUL COLAR AL JUDEULUI ALBA Str. Gabriel Bethlen, Nr.

. 7, Alba Iulia, 510009 Tel. 0258 817255, fax. 0258 817663

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BILET NR. 1
1. 2. 3. 4. Do you have any pets ? What are the special talents of your pets ? How do you interpret the image below ? What would you do if your dog could talk ?

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BILET NR. 2
1 Do you like cars ? 2 Which is your favourite brand of car ? Why ? 3 Do you like the car in the image below ? Why ? / Why not ? 4 Which is your favourite means of transport ?

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BILET NR. 3
1 Do you like cartoons ? Why ? / Why not ? 2 Which is your favourite cartoon ? 3 Do you know the characters in the picture below ? 4 Are these characters funny ? Why ? / Why not ?

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BILET NR. 4
1 Speak about the picture below. 2 Which do you like better , school or holidays ? Why ? 3 Which are your favourite subjects in school ? 4 What are your expectations about highschool ?

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R O M N I A MINISTERUL EDUCAIEI, CERCETRII TINERETULUI I SPORTULUI INSPECTORATUL COLAR AL JUDEULUI ALBA Str. Gabriel Bethlen, Nr. 7, Alba Iulia, 510009 Tel. 0258 817255, fax. 0258 817663

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BILET NR. 5
1 Describe the image below. 2 Do you like school? Why ? / Why not ? 3 Which are your favourite subjects in school ? 4 What are your expectations about highschool ?

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BILET NR. 6
1 Describe the image below. 2 Do you like school? Why ? / Why not ? 3 Which are your favourite subjects in school ? 4 What are your expectations about highschool ?

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R O M N I A MINISTERUL EDUCAIEI, CERCETRII TINERETULUI I SPORTULUI INSPECTORATUL COLAR AL JUDEULUI ALBA Str. Gabriel Bethlen, Nr. 7, Alba Iulia, 510009 Tel. 0258 817255, fax. 0258 817663

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BILET NR. 7
1 Describe the image below. 2 Do you like school? Why ? / Why not ? 3 Which are your favourite subjects in school ? 4 What are your expectations about highschool ?

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BILET NR. 8
1 Describe the image below. 2 Do you like school? Why ? / Why not ? 3 Which are your favourite subjects in school ? 4 What are your expectations about highschool ?

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R O M N I A MINISTERUL EDUCAIEI, CERCETRII TINERETULUI I SPORTULUI INSPECTORATUL COLAR AL JUDEULUI ALBA Str. Gabriel Bethlen, Nr. 7, Alba Iulia, 510009 Tel. 0258 817255, fax. 0258 817663

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BILET NR. 9
1 Describe the image below. 2 Do you have any hobbies ? 3 Speak about one of your hobbies . 4 What hobby would you like to take up in the future ?

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R O M N I A MINISTERUL EDUCAIEI, CERCETRII TINERETULUI I SPORTULUI INSPECTORATUL COLAR AL JUDEULUI ALBA Str. Gabriel Bethlen, Nr. 7, Alba Iulia, 510009 Tel. 0258 817255, fax. 0258 817663

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BILET NR. 10
1 Describe the image below. 2 Do you have any hobbies ? 3 Speak about one of your hobbies . 4 What hobby would you like to take up in the future ?

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R O M N I A MINISTERUL EDUCAIEI, CERCETRII TINERETULUI I SPORTULUI INSPECTORATUL COLAR AL JUDEULUI ALBA Str. Gabriel Bethlen, Nr. 7, Alba Iulia, 510009 Tel. 0258 817255, fax. 0258 817663

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BILET NR. 11
1 Describe the image below. 2 Do you have any hobbies ? 3 Speak about one of your hobbies . 4 What hobby would you like to take up in the future ?

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R O M N I A MINISTERUL EDUCAIEI, CERCETRII TINERETULUI I SPORTULUI INSPECTORATUL COLAR AL JUDEULUI ALBA Str. Gabriel Bethlen, Nr. 7, Alba Iulia, 510009 Tel. 0258 817255, fax. 0258 817663

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BILET NR. 12
1 Describe the image below. 2 Do you have any hobbies ? 3 Speak about one of your hobbies . 4 What hobby would you like to take up in the future ?

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R O M N I A MINISTERUL EDUCAIEI, CERCETRII TINERETULUI I SPORTULUI INSPECTORATUL COLAR AL JUDEULUI ALBA Str. Gabriel Bethlen, Nr. 7, Alba Iulia, 510009 Tel. 0258 817255, fax. 0258 817663

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BILET NR. 13
1 Describe the image below. 2 Do you like music ? 3 Speak about one of your favourite singers / bands . 4 What makes this singer / band so special ?

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R O M N I A MINISTERUL EDUCAIEI, CERCETRII TINERETULUI I SPORTULUI INSPECTORATUL COLAR AL JUDEULUI ALBA Str. Gabriel Bethlen, Nr. 7, Alba Iulia, 510009 Tel. 0258 817255, fax. 0258 817663

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BILET NR. 14
1 Describe the image below. 2 Is fashion important to you ? 3 Which is your favourite brand of clothes ? 4 What do you prefer to wear ?

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BILET NR. 15
1 Describe the image below. 2 Do you like sports ? 3 Which is your favourite sport ? 4 What sport would you like to practise in highschool ?

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BILET NR. 16
Read the text below and answer the questions. Dear Editor , I am writing with regards to the article 'Is the TV Dead?' that appeared in your newspaper on the 4th March. The author claimed that with the rise of the Internet, the TV was becoming less and less significant in our lives. I find it very difficult to agree with this view. The TV is still the main way most of us get our entertainment at home. It offers us the chance to see top musical artists, great films and documentaries and occasionally, thanks to important televised events, it has the power to bring the whole nation and all ages together in a way the Internet never could. Your article was particularly critical of the TV for the poor quality of programmes available on the many channels we now have. It is certainly true that many of the channels offer nothing more than repeats or low budget programmes. However, I would argue that the majority of content on the Internet is also of questionable quality. I agree with the writer that it is easy to keep up-to-date with the latest news on the Internet, but I'm sure most of us still enjoy sitting down to the News on TV in the evening just as much. The writer is correct in stating that the Internet has become our major source for research and I think this is its main strength. However, criticising the TV for not being as good is totally unfair. Information programmes like documentaries are made for their potential as entertainment not as research tools and as such will continue to be popular with viewers. In conclusion I don't think the writer should be so quick to write the TV off. On the contrary, I think it has many more years left in it! Yours sincerely , Samantha Johnson 1. 2. 3. 4. Why is the person writing this letter to the newspaper? What do we learn about the writer's opinion of TV? Which of the following is seen as a problem with TV? What does the writer think is the best use of the Internet?

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BILET NR. 17
Read the text below and answer the questions. Different Colours can affect us in many different ways; thats according to Verity Allen. In her new series Colour me Healthy, Verity looks at the ways colours can influence how hard we work and the choices we make. They can even change our emotions and even influence how healthy we are. Have you ever noticed how people always use the same colours for the same things? says Verity. Our toothpaste is always white or blue or maybe red. Its never green. Why not? For some reason we think that blue and white is clean, while we think of green products as being a bit disgusting. Its the same for businesses. We respect a company which writes its name in blue or black, but we dont respect one that uses pink or orange. People who design new products can use these ideas to influence what we buy. During this four-part series, Verity studies eight different colours, two colours in each programme. She meets people who work in all aspects of the colour industry, from people who design food packets, to people who name the colours of lipsticks. Some of the people she meets clearly have very little scientific knowledge to support their ideas, such as the American Colour Doctor who believes that serious diseases can be cured by the use of coloured lights. However, she also interviews real scientists who are studying the effects of green and red lights on mice, with some surprising results. Overall, its an interesting show, and anyone who watches it will probably find out something new. But because Verity goes out of her way to be polite to everyone she m eets on the series, its up to the viewers to make their own decisions about how much they should believe.
1. What is the writer doing in this text? 2. According to Verity, why is a knowledge of colour important? 3. Who does the writer respect least?

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BILET NR. 18
Read the text below and answer the questions. When I opened the first Body Shop in 1976 my only object was to earn enough to feed my children. Today The Body Shop is an international company rapidly growing all around the world. In the year s since we began I have learned a lot. Much of what I have learned will be found in this book, for I believe that we, as a company, have something worth saying about how to run a successful business without giving up what we really believe in. Its not a normal business book, nor is it just about my life. The message is that to succeed in business you have to be different. Business can be fun, a business can be run with love and it can do good. In business, as in life, I need to enjoy myself, to have a feeling of family and to feel excited by the unexpected. I have always wanted the people who work for The Body Shop to feel the same way. Now this book sends these ideas of mine out into the world, makes them public. Id like to think there are no limits to our family, no limits to what can be done. I find that an exciting thought. I hope you do, too.
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What is the writers main purpose in writing this text? What would someone learn from this text? How does the writer feel about the business she runs? What kind of workers does the writer like to employ?

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BILET NR. 19

Read the text below and answer the questions. .. Finally, this week's comedy, "Tomorrow's Another Day", at the Cambridge MGM cinema, is another in the long line of successes from director Peter Hamill. This one has an unusual story-line. Just imagine this: one day Mickey Style, a TV journalist, goes off to make a programme about an exciting film festival in Canada. On his first morning there he wakes up, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and life just couldn't be better. He works through the day, goes to bed, wakes up the next morning... to find it's the same day! The same sun, the same birds singing in the same trees, the same people saying and doing exactly the same things, day after day. He is caught in a place where time has simply stood still, where there will be no tomorrows. This could be very serious, but it's not. It's an extremely funny film, which made everyone, including your reviewer, laugh out loud. It has the silliest ending, and the audience loved it! Tabitha Taylor is great as the generous bank manager - yes, really! - although Hollywood probably won't give her any prizes. So if you want to forget your troubles, this is the film for you.

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What is the writer trying to do in the text? Why should somebody read the text? What is the writer's opinion of "Tomorrow's Another Day"? Where was Mickey Style when something strange happened to him?

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BILET NR. 20
Read the text below and answer the questions. The western alphabet, which is used in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Australia and New Zealand as well as in other countries, originated in the middle east. The people who gave the world this alphabet were the Phoneacians, a people who established colonies all over the Mediterranean, including Carthage in Africa and Gades in Spain. In their alphabet, the letters were represented by little pictures which represented sounds.The Phoneacian A was aelph, which means "bull" and it was made from a little picture of a bull's head. The letter B was beth which meant "house", and showed the round-roofed buildings which you can still see today in Syria. The Phoneacians had contact with another nation of sailors, the Greeks, with whom they fought and traded. The Greeks also started to use the Phoneacian alphabet. They changed the names so aelph and beth became alpha and beta. The shapes of the letters are the same but they have been turned sideways. If you know any Greek, you can try turning the letters around again, and see how they look. You will see that the curve on the right of the Greek A becomes the horns of a little bull. Of course, the first two letters of the alphabet give it its name. Over the years there have been changes. Latin developed an alphabet with some different letters, and other letters have been added since. But really westerners are using the same system of writing which has served them so well for thousands of years.
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What is the purpose of this text? Which change did the Greeks make to the Phoneacian alphabet? Where did the Phoneacians come from originally? The information in the text is meant to be a. Interesting b. Useful c. Funny d. Historic

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BILET NR. 21
Read the text below and answer the questions. A month ago I had no idea that on a Saturday afte rnoon in November Id be hanging 30 metres above the ground and enjoying it. Now I looked down at the river far below me, and realised why people love rock-climbing. My friend Matt and I had arrived at the Activity Centre on Friday evening. The accommodat ion wasnt wonderful, but we had everything we needed (beds, blankets, food), and we were pleased to be out of the city and in the fresh air. On Saturday morning we met the other ten members of our group. Cameron had come along with two friends, Kevin and Simon, while sisters Carole and Lynn had come with Amanda. We had come from various places and none of us knew the area. We knew we were going to spend the weekend outdoors, but none of us was sure exactly how. Half of us spent the morning caving while the others went rock-climbing and then we changed at lunchtime. Matt and I went to the caves first. Climbing out was harder than going in, but after a good deal of pushing, we were out at last covered in mud but pleased and excited by what wed done. 1.What is the writer trying to do in the text? 2.What can the reader learn from the text? 3.How do you think the writer described her weekend? 4. What do we learn about the group?

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BILET NR. 22
Read the text below and answer the questions. Ainsley Harriott I've always been a bit of an entertainer and played the funny man. I was a part-time comedian for years, so I learned how to stand in front of audiences. It made me sure of myself. I like being liked and I love making everyone smile. I've lived in London all my life and have just moved to a larger house with my wife Clare and our two children, Jimmy and Madeleine. We spend a lot of time just singing and dancing around the house. I grew up with music because my dad is the pianist, Chester Harriott - who's still playing, by the way. My working day is divided between television and writing cook books, though TV takes most of my time. I spend about five days a fortnight working on the cooking programmes I appear in. I eat all sorts of things at home but I only buy quality food. When I'm cooking, I experiment with whatever is in the fridge -- it's good practice for my TV series. I'm a football fan and enjoy going to matches, but I'm a home-loving person really. I don't like going to the pub but we do go out to eat about twice a month. There's nothing better than a night at home playing with the children. I rarely go to bed before midnight. Late evening is when fresh thoughts on cooking usually come to me, so I often write or plan my programmes then. When I eventually get to bed, I have no trouble sleeping. 1. 2. 3. 4. What is the writer's main purpose in writing the text? What should the reader learn about Ainsley from the text? What does the writer say about himself? What does he say about his working life?

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BILET NR. 23
Read the text below and answer the questions. The battle of Bannockburn. Robert the Bruce is one of the great heroes of Scottish history.When Robert the Bruce was king of Scotland, the English king Edward II wanted to rule the whole country. However, Robert the Bruce helped the Scots to resist and to form a large army which attacked Stirling castle. King Edwards army came to help the soldiers in the castle, and the two armies met at the small town of Bannockburn on June 24, 1314. At that time the strongest part of the English army was bowmen. These bowmen, with their long bows had won many victories for the English in France. The Scots did not have many bowmen, as most of their army were armed with long spears. So when the English archers attacked they could not defend themselves or fight back. Most of the 4,000 Scots who died at Bannockburn died in this part of the battle. However, Robert the Bruce was ready for this, and he called for his cavalry, (his soldiers on horseback). The horses were too quick for the bowmen, and the Scots knights chased them from the battlefield. The English knights now advanced. But Robert the Bruce had ordered the Scots to put sharp sticks in front of their soldiers, and to dig holes in the ground for the English cavalry to fall into. The first line of English knights was defeated, and the second line of English knights came into the battle. They were discouraged by what happened to the first line and they did not fight very well. At this time many people in the area knew that a great battle was being fought, and when they heard that the Scots army was winning, they came to watch the battle. The English soldiers saw them appear on the top of a nearby hill, and they thought that they were another Scottish army arriving. The English were terrified that they would be caught between two Scots armies and they ran away. Now the Scots cavalry returned to the battle and the horsemen killed many English soldiers as they ran away. After this defeat, the English army tried many more times to conquer Scotland, but they never really succeeded. Each time they were defeated by the high Scottish mountains, the bravery of the Scots soldiers, and because they had also to fight wars in other countries, such as France and Holland. Finally in 1707 Scotland joined with England as an equal partner to form the United Kingdom. Are the following statements true or false? 1. The battle of Bannockburn was in the 14th Century. 2. At the time of the battle the English were in Stirling Castle. 3. Many Scots at Bannockburn were killed by arrows. 4. The Scots horsemen killed most of the English bowmen.

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