Matura 2008 z języka angielskiego r 9

Matura 2008

Zadanie 9. (3 pkt)
Przeczytaj poniższy tekst i uzupełnij luki 9.1. – 9.6. Z podanych możliwości odpowiedzi wybierz właściwą tak, aby otrzymać logiczny i gramatycznie poprawny tekst. Zakreśl literę A, B, C lub D. Za każdą poprawną odpowiedź otrzymasz 0,5 punktu.

Scientists are developing the world’s first DNA and tissue bank to preserve thousands of animals 9.1. __________ extinction, in an international project called the Frozen Ark. Hundreds of species become extinct every week and thousands more 9.2. __________ to disappear over the next 30 years. 1,130 species of mammals and 1,183 species of birds have been mentioned in a report presented to the United Nations Environmental Programme. Under the initiative, tissue from thousands of mammals, birds and reptiles will be frozen to ensure that genetic blueprints are secured, to be used if the species 9.3. __________ out.
Priority is to be given to animals in danger within the next five years and those already extinct in the wild. The first entrants to the Frozen Ark will include the yellow seahorse and the British field cricket, 9.4. __________ population was reduced to a single colony in West Sussex.
Professor Phil Rainbow, the keeper of zoology at the Natural History Museum, says that apart from natural catastrophes, the current rate of animal loss is the greatest in the history of the Earth. The samples could be used to create clones of extinct animals. However, some scientists are 9.5. __________ about cloning because nobody knows now what these specimens might be used for in the future. Dr Anne McClaren says that the primary motive was an ethical one. When 9.6. __________ about the Frozen Ark, she jokingly said: ‘I think Noah would have been proud of this project.’

adapted from The Daily Telegraph

9.1. A. to be faced B. facing C. face D. to face

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9.2. A. will expect B. expect C. are expecting D. are expected

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9.3. A. die B. had died C. will die D. would die

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9.4. A. which B. of which C. whose D. that

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9.5. A. conscious B. careless C. cautious D. conscientious

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9.6. A. was interviewed B. interviewed C. interviewing D. was interviewing

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