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CONSEJERÍA DE EDUCACIÓN
Dirección General de Formación Profesional
y Educación Permanente

PRUEBA ACCESO A CICLOS FORMATIVOS DE GRADO SUPERIOR
PARTE COMÚN INGLÉS O PARTE ESPECÍFICA SEGUNDA LENGUA EXTRANJERA DATOS DEL ASPIRANTE

CALIFICACIÓN PRUEBA

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Lee atentamente el texto y las preguntas antes de contestar. La puntuación máxima de cada pregunta está indicada en cada enunciado. En la pregunta donde se puede elegir, haz SÓLO una de las dos opciones. Revisa cuidadosamente la prueba antes de entregarla.

CARNIVAL SAFETY SUCCESS
This year’s Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival, is being acclaimed as the best ever. Despite the cloudy skies, the carnival brought the streets to life in its own unique way with record numbers and little reported crime,

After the two murders in 2000, several changes were made. Firstly, the route for the carnival was changed to avoid the narrowest streets in Notting Hill, a residential area with many small roads. Secondly, the carnival organisers provided more stewards and they received better training. Finally, the organisers ensured that the ending time, 9 p.m., was closely observed.

Following these changes, Carnival 2002 saw more than a million people party in the streets of Notting Hill. More than 3,000 people dressed in spectacular colourful costumes and paraded and danced through the streets,

Apart from the carnival parade, the local area was filled with sound systems pumping out music of all different kinds – Samba, Soca, Reggae and Rap music being the most common. Police yesterday said that 56 arrests were made over the weekend, which included 30 arrests for pickpocketing and three for robbery. The chairman of the Notting Hill Carnival Trust, Chris Mullard, said yesterday, "I hope people will now see the carnival for what it is; a wonderful opportunity to project the multiculturalism that is metropolitan London.”

A) COMPREHENSION (4 points)
Answer the following questions according to the information given in the text. (1 point per answer)
1. What was the problem in 2000?
………………………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………………. 2. Which changes did the authorities make so that the Carnival was safe? ……………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………… Are the following statements TRUE

□ or FALSE □ ? (0.5 points per answer)

□In Europe, there is a bigger festival than Notting Hill Carnival. 4.- □The carnival parade went a different way this year.
5.- □Many activities continued till midnight.
6.- □The carnival represents only one group or community in London. 3.-

CONSEJERÍA DE EDUCACIÓN
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y Educación Permanente

B) VOCABULARY/GRAMMAR (3points)
7.Choose the correct definitions for the following words. There is an extra one. Use the text to help you. (0.5)
1.- Something that plays music in a public

place

a) Residential area

2.- A place where many people live

b) Steward

3.-To take action about something

c) Paraded

4.-Stealing from someone’s pockets

d) Sound system

5.-Walked in a public procession

e) Pick-pocketing

6.-Someone who helps control a big event

8.. Write the superlative form for (0.25)
• better training
• …………………………………………………………………………… 9. a) Write the base for the following word. (0,25)
• The narrowest
………………………………………….
b) Which part of speech is it?
………………………………………………………………………....... 10.Join these sentences using a connector (0.5). Don’t use “BUT” The weather was very cloudy. / The Carnival was a success.
………………………………………………………………………………... 11. Grammar. Transform into active voice (0.5)
Several changes were made.
………………………………………………………………………………... 12. Grammar. Write a question for the underlined part (0.5)
The parade ended at half- past nine.
………………………………………………………………………………..? 13. Grammar. Complete the sentences...
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