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Comunidad: Comunidad Valenciana
Convocatoria: Junio de 2000
Modalidad: LOGSE - Todas
Ejercicio: 1er Ejercicio B
Asignatura: Inglés
Obligatoriedad: Obligatoria
Duración: 90 minutos
Baremo: 2 points (1 point each); True/False: 1 point (0,5 each); Find synonym: 1 point (0,5 each); Multiple choice: 2 points (0,5 each); Composition: 4 points

Part A. Reading comprehension

Read the following text:

What should you eat?

Eating the right foods in the right amounts is called having a balanced diet. This is very important because your body needs daily amounts of different things and no one food has all the things that your body needs to stay healthy and work properly. Most people know that eating the right food is important for physical health. But what a lot of people don't realise is that food can affect your mental health too.

The things obtained from the food you eat can be grouped according to what they do. Body-building foods are called proteins and provide the substances which make us grow. They help repair parts of the body such as the skin and the tissues inside the body when they are worn out1. Energy foods, fats and carbohydrates, give you energy. They are the fuel your body needs. Too much and they will be stored as fat in the body and you'll become overweight.

In the past, people sometimes got sick even though they ate a lot of body-building and energy foods. Scientist then discovered that the body needs other substances to protect it against disease. These are protective foods: vitamins and mineral salts. Vitamins and mineral salts also help our bodies to make the best use of the food we eat.

Starting Out. A Life Skills Record Book. Collins. 1994.

1 worn out: old, damaged.

I. Answer the following questions using your words:

  1. What are the effects of eating the right food?
  2. What are the functions of the three food groups?

II. Are the following statements true (T) or false (F)?

  1. Protective foods help us to make the best use of the food.
  2. Proteins help repair the skin and the tissues inside our body.

III. Find a word or phrase in the text which, in context, is similar in meaning to

  1. sort of food usually eaten by a person
  2. too fat, too heavy

IV. Choose a,b,c or d, after each statement below. Only one choice is correct

  1. In a balanced diet...
    1. you do not eat any sweets at all.
    2. you eat the right food in the right amount.
    3. you eat the right food and the same amount of food.
  2. Fats and carbohydrates give you...
    1. energy.
    2. substances which make you grow.
    3. vitamins and mineral salts.
  3. Skins and tissues are repaired by...
    1. body-building foods.
    2. energy foods.
    3. protective foods.
  4. In the past, people were sometimes ill because...
    1. they ate lots of vitamins and mineral salts.
    2. they ate lots of vitamins, but not mineral salts.
    3. they didn't eat any vitamins and minerals salts.

Part B. Composition (100-150 words approximately)

Choose one of the following topics:

  1. Describe your daily diet.
  2. Do you really think that eating the right food is important for our health? Explain why.

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