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Ministerul Educaiei, Cercetrii i Tineretului Centrul Naional pentru Curriculum i Evaluare n nvmntul Preuniversitar

Examenul de bacalaureat 2008 Proba E/F Proba scris la Limba englez L1 normal L2 Toate subiectele sunt obligatorii. Se acord 10 puncte din oficiu. Timpul efectiv de lucru este de 3 ore. SUBIECTUL I (30 puncte) Varianta 053
Read the text below and complete the following tasks. I wanted to conduct my own defense in court, but as soon as my father found out what had happened, he hired a very good solicitor. We went along that Monday with all kinds of witnesses, including my English teacher from school as a character witness. (1) My trial didnt get that far. The magistrate dismissed the case after fifteen minutes. I was free.The poor police had never stood a chance. The solicitor even succeeded in getting costs awarded against the police. (2) But what was most shocking at the time was the things my acquittal so clearly depended on. I had the right accent, respectable middle-class parents in court, reliable witnesses, and I could obviously afford a very good solicitor. Given the nebulous nature of charge, I feel sure that if I had come from a different background, and had really been unemployed, there is every chance that I would have been found guilty. (3) Meanwhile, just outside the courtroom, one of the policemen who had arrested me was gloomily complaining to my mother that another youngster had been turned against the police. You could have been a bit more helpful when we arrested you, he said to me reproachfully. (4) Presumably that I should have looked outraged and said something like, Look here, do you know who youre talking to? I am a highly successful student with a brilliant academic record. How dare you arrest me! 1. Four sentences have been removed from the text. Select the appropriate sentence for each gap in the text. There is one extra sentence that does not fit. 4 points A. What did he mean? B. And so I do not have a criminal record. C. While asking for costs to be awarded, my solicitors case quite blatantly revolved around the facy that I had a brilliant academic record. D. But he was never called on to give evidence. E. Then they, presumably, would have apologized, perhaps even doffed their caps, and let me on my way. 2. Who/What do the words in bold refer to? 3. Match the words in bold with their meaning. 1. helpful 2. outraged 3. successful 4. acquittal 5. gloomily a. being found not guilty and let go b. willing to help people c. sadly/miserably d. having the effect or result you intended e. shocked and insulted, made to become very angry 6 points 6 points 10 points

4. Answer the following questions. 1. Why did the writers English teacher come to court? 2. Did he speak in court? Why (not)? 3. Why, according to the writer, was he found not guilty?

Ministerul Educaiei, Cercetrii i Tineretului Centrul Naional pentru Curriculum i Evaluare n nvmntul Preuniversitar

5. Explain the following sentence in your own words: One of the policemen who had arrested me was gloomingly complaining to my mother that another youngster had been turned against the police. (50 words) 4 points