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INSTRUCCIONES GENERALES Y VALORACIÓN
1. Lea todo el texto cuidadosamente.
2. Lea atentamente todas las preguntas de la prueba.
3. Proceda a responder en lengua inglesa a las preguntas en el papel de examen.
TIEMPO: 1 hora y 30 minutos.
CALIFICACIÓN: La puntuación máxima de la prueba es de 10 puntos.
Do you think you can recycle? Then you must meet the villagers of
Kamikatsu, in Japan!
Not long ago life in Kamikatsu centred on cultivating rice. Now the tiny
village in the densely wooded mountains of Shikoku Island in south-west
Japan has a new obsession: rubbish.
Kamikatsu’s aim is to end its dependence on incineration, and become
Japan’s first zero-waste community. An hour’s drive from the nearest city,
the village was forced to change the way it managed its waste in 2000 when
new regulations on dioxin emissions forced it to shut down its two
incinerators. “We were no longer able to burn our rubbish, so we thought the
best policy was not to produce any” said Sonoe Fujii of the village’s Zero
Waste Academy, a non-profit organisation that controls the scheme.
Household waste must be separated into no fewer than 34 categories before
being taken to a recycling centre where volunteers reprimand firmly, but
politely, anyone who forgets to remove the lid from a plastic bottle or to
wash out an empty beer can. “At first it was very hard work” said a 65-yearold
villager as she emptied another bowl of vegetable peelings into the
electric garbage disposal unit next to her back door. “It took ages to sort
everything into different types. But it comes naturally now.” Any waste that
is not organic is taken to the village’s zero-waste centre. The site has a wide
variety of items, from bottles, cans and newspapers to batteries, cigarette
lighters, ballpoint pens and a surprisingly large number of broken mirrors.
Despite some opposition, Kamikatsu’s recycling rate has soared from 55% a
decade ago to about 80% today.
5
QUESTIONS
1.- Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE? Copy the evidence from the text. No
marks are given for only TRUE or FALSE.
a) The people living in Kamikatsu had to stop burning their rubbish because of new
laws.
b) The attempts to recycle in the village have not been very successful.
(Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos)
2.- In your own words and based on the ideas in the text, answer the following questions.
Do not copy from the text.
a) What are the tasks involved in recycling the rubbish -organic and non-organic- in
the village?
b) What does one of the villagers think about the activity of recycling?
(Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos)
3.- Find the words in the text that mean:
a) objective (paragraph 2)
b) top (paragraph 3)
c) a very long time (paragraph 3)
d) classify (paragraph 3)
(Puntuación máxima: 1 punto)
4.- Complete the following sentences. Use the appropriate form of the word in brackets
when given.
a) People know that if they _____ (not recycle) their rubbish, in a few years they
_____ (have to abandon) the village of Kamikatsu.
b) Villagers tie their newspapers into packets _____ (use) string made _____
recycled milk cartons.
c) The problem of used cooking oil is solved. It _____ (make) into fertiliser, _____is
used in gardens.
d) Rewrite the following sentence, beginning with the words given: When
recycling glass bottles, you must classify them by colour.
When recycling glass bottles, they ___________________
(Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos)
5.- Write about 100 to 150 words on ONE of the following topics.
a) Do you think it is important to recycle? Defend your point of view.
b) Write the story of a broken mirror you found in the rubbish.

INSTRUCCIONES GENERALES Y VALORACIÓN1. Lea todo el texto cuidadosamente.2. Lea atentamente todas las preguntas de la prueba.3. Proceda a responder en lengua inglesa a las preguntas en el papel de examen.TIEMPO: 1 hora y 30 minutos.CALIFICACIÓN: La puntuación máxima de la prueba es de 10 puntos.Do you think you can recycle? Then you must meet the villagers ofKamikatsu, in Japan!Not long ago life in Kamikatsu centred on cultivating rice. Now the tinyvillage in the densely wooded mountains of Shikoku Island in south-westJapan has a new obsession: rubbish.Kamikatsu’s aim is to end its dependence on incineration, and becomeJapan’s first zero-waste community. An hour’s drive from the nearest city,the village was forced to change the way it managed its waste in 2000 whennew regulations on dioxin emissions forced it to shut down its twoincinerators. “We were no longer able to burn our rubbish, so we thought thebest policy was not to produce any” said Sonoe Fujii of the village’s ZeroWaste Academy, a non-profit organisation that controls the scheme.Household waste must be separated into no fewer than 34 categories beforebeing taken to a recycling centre where volunteers reprimand firmly, butpolitely, anyone who forgets to remove the lid from a plastic bottle or towash out an empty beer can. “At first it was very hard work” said a 65-yearoldvillager as she emptied another bowl of vegetable peelings into theelectric garbage disposal unit next to her back door. “It took ages to sorteverything into different types. But it comes naturally now.” Any waste thatis not organic is taken to the village’s zero-waste centre. The site has a widevariety of items, from bottles, cans and newspapers to batteries, cigarettelighters, ballpoint pens and a surprisingly large number of broken mirrors.Despite some opposition, Kamikatsu’s recycling rate has soared from 55% adecade ago to about 80% today.5QUESTIONS1.- Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE? Copy the evidence from the text. Nomarks are given for only TRUE or FALSE.a) The people living in Kamikatsu had to stop burning their rubbish because of newlaws.b) The attempts to recycle in the village have not been very successful.(Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos)2.- In your own words and based on the ideas in the text, answer the following questions.Do not copy from the text.a) What are the tasks involved in recycling the rubbish -organic and non-organic- inthe village?b) What does one of the villagers think about the activity of recycling?(Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos)3.- Find the words in the text that mean:a) objective (paragraph 2)b) top (paragraph 3)c) a very long time (paragraph 3)d) classify (paragraph 3)(Puntuación máxima: 1 punto)4.- Complete the following sentences. Use the appropriate form of the word in bracketswhen given.a) People know that if they _____ (not recycle) their rubbish, in a few years they_____ (have to abandon) the village of Kamikatsu.b) Villagers tie their newspapers into packets _____ (use) string made _____recycled milk cartons.c) The problem of used cooking oil is solved. It _____ (make) into fertiliser, _____isused in gardens.d) Rewrite the following sentence, beginning with the words given: Whenrecycling glass bottles, you must classify them by colour.When recycling glass bottles, they ___________________(Puntuación máxima: 2 puntos)5.- Write about 100 to 150 words on ONE of the following topics.a) Do you think it is important to recycle? Defend your point of view.b) Write the story of a broken mirror you found in the rubbish.

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