martes, 14 de mayo de 2019


Once again, here you have some tips for the EBAU exam, adapted to the new test. 
Hope you find them useful!!!!





QUESTION 1

QUESTION 2

QUESTION 3

QUESTION 4

QUESTION 5





Out of this world delivery: Amazon boss to send supplies to MOON to establish BASE by 2020


Resultado de imagen de moon base



AMAZON has revealed plans to help “America return to the moon” after its founder announced the firm would deliver supplies to the lunar satellite in 2020.

Jeff Bezos, co-founder of Amazon and owner of Blue Origin – a private space firm looking to rival SpaceX – is hoping to help humanity establish a colony on the moon by delivering supplies there.

The last time humans stepped foot on the astronomical body was 1972, but as natural resources begin to decrease on Earth, scientists are looking at the possibility of establishing colonies on other planets to ensure humanity’s continuity, with the moon seen as the perfect stepping stone.

An internal report from Blue Origin was obtained by the Washington Post – which Mr Bezos also owns – and outlines the space travel firm’s plans for future missions.

The proposal looks to Nasa for help in sending a ‘Blue Moon’ spacecraft to the south pole of the lunar satellite. Aboard the ship will be equipment to help humans establish a base on the moon.

The report reads: “Once on the surface, the lander’s useful payload can be used to conduct science. A robotic arm attached to the lander will expand to examine the lunar surface with an array of instruments.” 

Mr Bezos told the Washington Post: “It is time for America to return to the Moon — this time to stay. A permanently inhabited lunar settlement is a difficult and worthy objective.

The report goes on to say that the first missions could launch by July 2020, but that allegedly depends on how heavily Nasa is involved.

He added: “Our liquid hydrogen expertise and experience with precision vertical landing offer the fastest path to a lunar lander mission.  I'm excited about this and am ready to invest my own money alongside NASA to make it happen.”

Question 1 (2 points) Indicate whether the following statements are true or false and write down which part of the text justifies your answer.
  1. The aim of this move by Amazon is to set a community on the moon.
  2. The moon seems to be the ideal place out of Earth to set a community.
  3. The plans remain secret.
  4. Amazon believes they can carry out these plans on their own.
Question 2 (2 points) Answer the following questions in your own words.
  1. Why is it believed that a colony like this is necessary?
  2. How is Amazon planning to carry out this plan?
Question 3 (1.5 points) Find words or phrases in the text that correspond in meaning to the words and definitions given.

  1. To compete with (par.2)
  2. To sketch, to draw (par.4)
  3. Suggestion (par.5)
  4. To carry out (par.6)
  5. Range (par.6)

Question 4 (1.5 points) Choose the correct answer.
  1. The plan will be carried out...
  1. only with the money from the founder of Amazon.
  2. although NASA does not invest any money.
  3. only if NASA invests money on the project.
  4. despite NASA’s money.
  1. Scientists would not consider this kind of plans...
  1. unless the resources on Earth had been higher.
  2. if the resources were decreasing.
  3. even though the resources were decreasing.
  4. if the resources were increasing.
  1. Amazon is believed...
  1. to be delivering supplies in 2020.
  2. to have been delivering supplies in 2020.
  3. to will be delivering supplies in 2020.
  4. to delivering supplies in 2020.
Question 5 (3 points) Write a short essay (120-150 words) on the following topic:
Shopping online is always the best option. Do you agree?


KEY

  1. TRUE “help humanity establish a colony on the moon”
  2. TRUE “the moon seen as the perfect stepping stone.”
  3. FALSE “An internal report from Blue Origin was obtained by the Washington Post”
  4. FALSE “The report goes on to say that the first missions could launch by July 2020, but that allegedly depends on how heavily Nasa is involved.“


  1. A colony like this is believed to be necessary because we are running out of resources on earth and we are looking for different solutions to make our continuity as humans sure.
  2. They are planning to send a spacecraft to the Moon with all the equipment needed to establish a permanent colony; they are trying to get the help from Nasa to carry out their plan.

  1. (to) rival
  2. (to) outline(s)
  3. Proposal
  4. (to) conduct
  5. Array

  1. c) only if NASA invests money on the project.
  2. d) if the resources were increasing.
  3. a) to be delivering supplies in 2020.


Flights suspended at London's Gatwick Airport after reports of drone sightings


Resultado de imagen de drones gatwick


Passengers flying via London's Gatwick Airport will face at least another 24 hours of disruption after several drone sightings forced Britain's second-busiest airport to shut its runway, causing delays to thousands of Christmas travellers.
Planes were unable to depart after the drones were spotted, while a number of flights scheduled to land were diverted to other airports, Gatwick said in a statement.
Police said they believed the actions were deliberate and more than 20 units were searching for the drone operators.“Public safety is paramount and we will take all available actions to disrupt this deliberate act”, Sussex police said in a statement. “There are no indications to suggest this is terror-related”.
Gatwick’s chief operating officer Chris Woodroofe could not say when flights would resume and warned that the knock-on effects from the airport closure would last for more than 24 hours. Mr Woodroofe described one of the drones as a heavy industrial drone."It's definitely not a standard, off-the-shelf type drone, I definitely believe it is a deliberate act" he said on BBC radio.
Gatwick apologised on Twitter to affected passengers, adding that safety was its "foremost priority".
An increase in near-collisions by unmanned aircraft and commercial jets has fuelled safety concerns in the aviation industry in recent years. In Britain, the number of near-misses between private drones and aircraft more than tripled between 2015 and 2017, with 92 incidents recorded last year, according to the UK Airprox Board.
Question 1: [2 POINTS].Indicate whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE and write down which part of the text justifies your answer.
  1. Some planes could take off despite the drones.
  2. Authorities think drones were flown on purpose.
  3. The drones cannot be purchased in commercial stores
  4. The number of incidents caused by drones has increased since 2017
Question 2: [2 POINTS] Answer the following questions in your own words according to the text.
  1. What problems at Gatwick airport have the drones caused?
  2. What decisions were taken after the incident?
Question3: [1,5 POINTS] Find words or phrases in the text that correspond to the words and definitions given.
  1. cautch sight (paragraph 2)
  2. principal (paragraph 3)
  3. symptoms (paragraph 3)
  4. restart (paragraph 4)
  5. depicted (paragraph 4)
Question 4: [1,5 POINTS] Choose the correct option, a, b, c or d for each question and copy the sentence onto your answer sheet.


1. 
a) Passengers flying via London's Gatwick Airport will have to wait until Christmas Day.
b) Passengers flying via London's Gatwick Airport will have to cope with complications for not less than one day.
c) Passengers flying via London's Gatwick Airport will have delays for more than 24 hours.
d) Passengers flying via London’s Gatwick won’t be able to fly for at least 24 days.

2. 
a) Police said that it could have been a terrorist attack.
b) Police were convinced that these acts have not been performed for a particular reason
c) Police thought that the drones were there for a specific reason
d) Police said that the drone operators had been found

3. 
a) Chris Woodroofe didn’t know when departures would get back to normal
b) Chris Woodroofe said that one of the drones was really small and made of recycled material
c) Chris Woodroofe affirmed that all the flights would take off in a few hours
d) Chris Woodroofe described one of the drones as a common one.

QUESTION 5. [3 POINTS] Write a short essay (about 120 – 150) on the following topic:

What are the advantages and disadvantages of drone technology?


KEY

Question 1
  1. False: “Planes were unable to depart after the drones were spotted”
  2. True: “Police said they believed the actions were deliberate”
  3. True: “Mr Woodroofe described one of the drones as a heavy industrial drone.It's definitely not a standard, off-the-shelf type drone”
  4. False: “In Britain, the number of near-misses between private drones and aircraft more than tripled between 2015 and 2017,”
Question 2:
  1. They have caused a lot of chaos at the airport and delays for people travelling during the Christmas holidays.
  2. They decided to direct some flights to other airports near Gatwick and more than 20 security units are working to solve the problems of security due to the drones.
Question 3 :
  1. Spotted
  2. Paramount
  3. Indications
  4. Resume
  5. Described

Question 4
1 b) Passengers flying via London's Gatwick Airport will have to cope with complications for not less than one day.
           2 c) Police thought that the drones were there for a specific reason
           3 a) Chris Woodroofe didn’t know when departures would get back to normal