MINISTERUL APĂRĂRII NAŢIONALE
ACADEMIA FORŢELOR TERESTRE
Comisia de admitere
– Sesiunea iulie 2009 –
PENTRU PROBA I – LIMBA ENGLEZĂ
SECŢIUNEA I (30 puncte):
Read the text below and complete the following tasks:
HOT OFF THE PRESS
Millions of people from all around the world buy a newspaper every day.
Some people read a broadsheet for its analysis of world events. Others just
flick through a tabloid for the latest celebrity gossip or to glance at the
horoscopes or TV listings. Whatever the reason, your paper can provide you
with all sorts of 1) ________________________. In the past, newspapers
played an even more important role, as they helped to improve literacy and
encouraged people to fight 2) ______________________.
The concept of newspapers can be traced back to ancient Rome, where
each day handwritten notices would be put up around the city and its
provinces. They would give news about government decisions, important
marriages, births and deaths, and even 3)_____________________________.
Printed reports of news events started to appear in the 16th century, and by the
late 18th century newspapers were common in Europe and the USA. In fact,
many newspapers which are still going strong today, like the Observer and
The Times in London, 4)____________________. As printing technology has
improved, newspapers have been able to increase circulation, and now
individual newspapers can sell 5) _________________________. Even with
the introduction and development of other media, such as TV and radio,
newspapers still play an important part in our lives.
1. Five phrases have been removed from the text. For each gap
(1-5) select the appropriate phrase (A-F). There is an extra phrase which
does not fit.
A) millions of copies
B) date back to this period
C) useful and entertaining information
D) not to mention educational opportunities
E) for freedom and human rights
F) the results of gladiatorial...