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Transcript of READING QUIZ
WHAT KIND OF WEEKEND PERSON ARE YOU?
1. What does the weekend mean for many people?
a) A time to be a workaholic.
b) A time to relax and have fun.
c) A time to go outside and be active.
2. What is a characteristic
of a couch potato?
a) He or she sleeps in on the weekend.
b) He or she likes to exercise.
c) He or she eats potatoes.
3. This person likes to go out all night.
a) The couch potato.
b) The party animal.
c) The Workaholic.
4. Juan likes to spend time with friends and go to clubs. What kind of person is he?
a) A party animal.
b) A health nut
c) A workaholic.
Workbook, Page 6
1. What is true?
a) Some nicknames are popular and unpopular.
b) Some nick names are famous and infamous.
c) Some nicknames are male and female.
2. What is correct?
a) His first name is William. His nickname is Wills.
b) His last name is Philip. His first name is Wills.
c) His first name is Wales. His nickname is Arthur.
3. What is false?
a) Nicknames are very popular in English.
b) Liz, Lizzie, Beth, Bess, and Becky are all nicknames for Elizabeth.
c) Men have nicknames.
4. What is his name?
c) Prince Harry.
1. What is the student doing right now?
a) He's taking three business classes.
b) He's eating at the cafeteria.
c) He's doing okay.
2. What is false?
a) Derek is from The United States.
b) He is a junior.
c) His girlfriend speaks Portuguese.
3. Which classes is he taking this term?
a) Writing, Interview, Portuguese.
b) Business, Portuguese, Writing.
c) Writing, English, Biology.
4. What is true?
a) The student is in the 3rd year of University.
b) Sandra Moore studies at the University of Chicago.
c) He practices business with his girlfriend and he's doing okay.
1. Which one of the following procedures ranks number one around the world?
a) Liposuction surgery.
b) Getting botox injections.
c) Nose jobs and hair transplant.
2. According to the article? Which of the following statements isn't true?
a) Having blepharoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures worldwide.
b) Editor Josh Donahue thinks that it is important to stay fit and look good.
c) Nowadays it seems that having work done is something more people feel comfortable doing.
3. Which countries have increased the number of cosmetic procedures being done since year 2000?
4. How many men from the US that were interviewed thought that one's appearance is important?
a) Nine out of ten.
b) Five out of then.
c) The number is almost twice the number in year 2000.
a) China, Korea, The USA.
b) Brazil, China, United States.
c) Korea, China, England.
NOT YOUR TYPICAL STORE
1. What does an Australian store manager think about Webber's worries with regard to privacy?
a) He thinks that his concerns are unnecessary and we should focus on the pros.
b) He thinks that his concerns are necessary and we should focus on the cons.
c) He doesn't give a clear opinion.
2. According to the consumer activist, why would our privacy be at stake?
a) Because RFID chips aren't being put on product packaging.
b) Because RFID chips might be soon embedded into packaging. There are manufactures planning this.
c) Because RFID chips are embedded into the products and they are harmful to our health.
3. What is false?
a) The Extra Future Store is located in Germany, just in the city of Dusseldorf.
b) The adventure starts when you get into the store and select your shopping cart.
c) Megan Lim is optimistic and thinks that even though there are risks, there are also benefits with every kind of new technology.
4. According to the article, Which of the following items can be found around the store?
a) Robots and antennas that help you out with the groceries.
b) Antennas that send information to the shopping carts' computers.
c) Cashiers and managers that use the embedded RFID chips directly.
SURPRISING NEIGHBORHOODS: INWOOD & FES-AL-BALI
1. Which neighborhood doesn't have
c) Both of them.
2. What is false?
a) Al-Karaouine is the name of one of the oldest universities in the world.
b) You can get lost in Inwood and Fes-al-Bali.
c) Fes-al-Bali is exactly 1200 years old.
3. There is an old farmhouse in Inwood. What is true about it?
a) It is over 200 years old.
b) There are a lot of farmhouses around.
c) It is a museum today.
4. The neighborhood in Morocco has a forest.
c) Yes, it is in Inwood.
1. What is a celebrity double?
a) They are people that work as a clerks but are famous.
b) They are famous people.
c) They are people that look like celebrities.
2. Who does Andrew walker look like?
a) He looks like a famous British actor.
b) He is tall and slim. He has green eyes and brown hair.
c) Daniel Radcliffe is a clerk.
3. What is false?
a) Daniel Radcliffe is a celebrity.
b) Daniel Radcliffe is a celebrity double.
c) Daniel Radcliffe has a celebrity double.
4. How does Andrew make money?
a) He is a shop clerk. He is also Daniel's double.
b) He goes to business meetings and appears on TV.
c) He is a movie star.
ALL MY LIFE
a) He did it to post all the correspondence he received from the owners.
b) To action his belongings and possessions and attach certain stories to them.
c) In order to chronicle the adventures he had after traveling.
1. Why did John Freyer create a second webpage?
a) Freyer started auctioning his belongings because he wanted to move from New York to Iowa and needed to get rid of his things.
b) Rani from Florida was one of the people who wrote to John Freyer after buying Freyer’s waffle iron.
c) Freyer ended up his trip with only $200.
2. What is false?
a) Because he decided to enroll the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa.
b) Because he thought that the place he chooses to live in was not really important and he didn’t just want to start it all over again.
c) Because he wanted to publish a book called “All my Life for Sale” and needed some time off to accomplish this goal.
3. In the end, why did Freyer decide to stay in Iowa anyways?
a) Freyer received several invitations from people in different countries including England and Australia.
b) Freyer started traveling right after he got $5000 on the sales.
c) Freyer used all the letters he received to make a collection and publish a book named “All my Life for Sale”
4. Which one is true?
A DOSE OF REALITY
1· According to the reading, why have reality shows caught on so easily?
A) Most of viewers like them because they think these programs are unrehearsed.
B) Most of viewers like them because they think these programs aren't authentic.
C) Most of viewers like them because they think these programs are contrived.
2. Why are reality shows' footage usually edited by producers before being released?
A) To make the applicants appear to be nasty.
B) To make sure there is certain amount of drama.
C) To make people on the show appear to be less nervous on screen.
3. What is the main drawback of filming typical citizens for reality shows?
A) There's a great dose of reality and viewers might not like it at all.
B) Typical people are like characters in a scripted TV show.
C) These people's lives are uninteresting and simple which is not good for ratings.
4. A participant on reality show "The Apprentice" was considered the most hated woman on television because...
A) She didn't get the job to head one of Donald Trump's companies.
B) She was a scheming woman in real life.
C) She wasn't seen smiling on the show since all those scenes were edited out.
1. According to a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, what's a reason for which men and women differ?
a) There's a difference on how much they talk in particular settings.
b) Men are from Mars and women are from Venus.
c) Women's conversational style is better than men's.
d) Women prefer to talk in twos while men prefer to talk on threes.
2. According to the reading, which of the following statements would Professor Tannen agree with?
a) Men and women also differ in grammar usage and vocabulary.
b) The typical woman uses a far larger number of terms when speaking.
c) Women tend to be more sarcastic on email discussion groups.
d) Women tend to perceive men's advice a uncaring sometimes.
3. Why is it believed that women are the more talkative of the two sexes?
a) Because they cannot simply remain quiet.
b) Because in public spaces, women tend to control conversations.
c) Because women tend to talk more in personal settings and there's a misperception.
d) Because they create a connection and they're supportive.
4. Which of the following statements is false?
a) There's often a communication breakdown when men and women communicate.
b) Most women think that for many men, it's important to dominate conversations.
c) Women tend to be dismissive about their feelings.
d) Men talk for a longer period than women in public settings.
YOU JUST DON'T GET IT
1. According to the article, how does the NO-AD company keep costs down?
a) They avoid advertising. They prefer to offer a lot of discounts on their products in order to attract more consumers.
b) They make products that are cheaper and even when the quality is not great they sell them to a more affordable price.
c) They avoid advertising, that way they can save money, which makes the products affordable.
2. How does the “word-of-mouth advertising” work?
a) The company advertises the product on the radio or TV so consumers can try it and see how good it is.
b) The company gives free products to a consumer. Then the consumer can share the product with other customers.
c) The company lets a consumer try the product and that consumer can recommend other people to use the product based on the experiences he or she had with it.
AD OR NO AD
3. What don't people do when they use “word-of-mouth advertising”?
a) They base their comments on their own experiences using the product.
b) People try the product for free in supermarkets. Then they tell other customers around about the product.
c) After using the product, people suggest it to others. Then, that person can also suggest it to other people they know.
4. According to the article which one of these suggestions wouldn't be the right thing to do?
a) Talking negatively about other companies.
b)Avoiding talking negatively about other companies.
c)None of the above.
1. Anthony Price’s bachelor is...
A) Bachelor of Medicine
B) Bachelor of Arts
C) Bachelor of Engineering
2. Anthony Price speaks…
A) English and French
B) English and Mandarin
C) English and Orangin
3. Anthony price worked for…
A) The University of Australia
B) The University of Toronto
C) The University of America
4. In the Royal Ontario Museum he was..
A) A Chinese language tutor
B) A guide
C) A translator
PHONE FREE IN THE CAR?
1. What’s the new law?
a) Ban devices while driving.
b) Ban the use of cell-phones while driving.
c) Allow cell-phones when driving.
2. When can you get a fine?
a) When you break the law by ignoring the ban.
b) When you ban cell-phones when driving.
c) When you use a cell-phone to call for an emergency.
3. When can you use a cell-phone while you drive according to Alexis?
a) When you want to report an emergency.
b) When you have a short phone conversation.
c) When you get lost and ask for directions.
4. Who disagrees with the law and how does he/she support his/her opinion?
a) Alexis thinks It’s important to talk about the law because there should be exceptions.
b) Yalun complains that hands-free should be allowed as they are the same as listening to music.
c) Simon strongly believes that people will stop using cell-phones when they get a large fine.
The Herald Unlimited
1. Where did the Smith family go to in order to relax before the tsunami took place?
a) They went to a beach just off the coast of India, in Bengal Bay.
b) They went to a place near the coast of Indonesia, in the Indian Ocean.
c) They went to Maikhao Beach in Phuket.
2. How could the daughter of the Smiths save them all?
a) She remembered a geography class in which she learned that quakes could generate massive tsunamis and warned her mom.
b) She remembered a class in which she learned about water bubbling and moving back from the shore.
c) She told everyone at the beach that they had to get off that place.
3. What is a possible explanation that tells us how the Jarawa people knew something strange was coming up and saved themselves?
a) They had a warning system in place, so they knew exactly what was going to happen.
b) They had previously had a tsunami that wiped out the whole tribe some year ago.
c) They were able to recognize the natural signs and retreated quickly to nearby hills.
4. What isn’t true about the Jarawas?
a) They didn’t beat the odds on December 26.
b) They inhabit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
c) They, along with The Sentinatese, Onges, and the great Andamanese are believed to be almost 70 thousand years old.
GET READY TO GET DIRTY
1. In the story of The Orange Festival, what did the young girl originally do?
a) She killed the evil leader and set the guards free. Also, people threw rocks and beans to the soldiers.
b) She set the people of Ivrea free and killed the town’s evil guards.
c) She set the people free and killed the evil leader.
2. In The “Carnevale di Ivrea”, what do you need to do if you don’t want to fight?
a) Take the oranges from the floor and put them in a bag. Bags are sold everywhere during the festival.
b) Join a team and run away from the people throwing oranges. Watch out and have fun!
c) Get a read hat and wear it. That way you can watch the festival and no one will throw oranges at you.
3. What's false?
a) Another name for Holi is The Festival of Color.
b) The Festival of Color is celebrated in Sri Lanka, Nepal and India only.
c) Holi is a festival that is inspired in a story from Indian Mythology.
4. What does the story from Indian Mythology tell?
a) A young boy named Prahlad killed the evil woman who tried to burn him.
b) Prahlad, who was a young boy, escaped from a woman who tried to burn him.
c) Prahlad, a young boy, escaped unhurt and burned a woman who tried to kill him.
DEAR DONNA, PROBLEMS? JUST ASK DONNA.
a) Because he is eighteen years old and a school student in Seoul.
b) Because he took the university entrance exam eight months ago and he is nervous.
c) Because he is worried about a test that he’s going to take.
1. Why did Sleepless in Seoul write to Donna?
a) We forget it when we study one hour each day.
b) We forget it when we study late at night.
c) We forget it when we don’t study six hours in one day.
2. When do we often forget the information that we study?
a) You should tell a study partner your feelings.
b) You should eat foods high in vitamin B.
c) You should exercise.
3. What is false if you want to reduce stress?
a) Every two hours.
b) Every fifteen to twenty minutes.
c) Every eight months.
4. When can we take a break?
1. What is "Information Fatigue" exactly?
a) It is a modern life syndrome that makes you call, text and e.mail all day long.
b) It is when you have trouble thinking clearly and you become paralyzed due so much information you receive.
c) It is a demanding syndrome that makes you sick because you can't sleep at night.
2. What is true about CHAOS?
a) When you have it, you must get a maid to get cured because you have never been a tidy person.
b) It means "CAN'T HAVE ANYONE OLDER SYNDROME"
c) When you suffer from it, you feel embarrassed of the messiness of your place and can't invite anybody home.
3. What does "deskfast" mean?
a) That's another name for hurry sickness.
b) It means you have to call in sick and use up all of your sick days.
c) It means having your breakfast at your work on your desk.
4. Why does Steve pretend to be busy?
a) Because he wants to get a part time job.
b) Because he has little work or nothing to do at the office.
c) Because he is afraid of finishing his work in about four hours.
Surprising Syndromes of Modern Life
NEWS FROM A SMALL PLANET
1. What is something false according to the reading?
A) Hicham Nassir is from Morocco and Yi Wang is from China.
B) Now, the Chinese professor is trying to make a film with help from her friends but the main problem is money because they really have much.
C) Currently, the Moroccan high school student is preparing for a match with the members of his team.
2. Why do young artists move to Beijing from different parts of China?
A) It doesn’t say.
B) Because their dreams are to make films but they would like to take some time off.
C) Because they need to get money and they don’t have much.
3. What is something Hicham doesn’t want to do?
A) Practice really hard this coming summer.
B) Become a professional soccer player.
C) Major in business or law.
4. What of the following pieces of information is included in the article?
A) Yi Wang and Hicham Nassir’s ages.
B) Yi Wang and Hicham Nassir’s parents’ opinions.
C) Yi Wang and Hicham Nassir’s activities in the past.
THE KINDNESS OF
a) They were in a car, driving in the mountains, and the car stopped working.
b) They were in a car in the mountains and their driver couldn´t continue driving and left.
c) They were in a car in the mountains with a hired driver. Suddenly, the car broke down.
1. What was the difficult situation that Phillippe and Sophie had to face?
a) The driver told Philippe and Sophie to wait for him, because he was going to get help to the nearest town.
b) The driver didn´t say a word. Suddenly, he left. Philippe and Sophie were alone and scared.
c) The driver used gestures to let them know he was going to get help.
2. What did the driver do when the car stopped working?
4. In the end, what did the driver do?
a) The driver called and went to the village to pick up Philippe and Sophie. The couple thanked the stranger.
b) The driver called saying that the car was fixed. The couple thanked the stranger.
c) The stranger called the driver asking if the car was fixed. The driver said the car was working.
3. What happened to the stranded couple when they were waiting for the driver to return?
a) They saw a stranger in a car and asked him for help. The stranger took them to his house.
b) A stranger appeared and invited the couple to his house in the city.
c) A stranger appeared and the couple went with him to his house in a village.
1. What did the Nazca people use to make the lines?
a) They made images and symbols.
b) Perhaps, they used simple tools.
c) They used hundreds of drawings of different animals.
a) They are large figures on the ground in the Peruvian desert.
b) The Nazca people created the Nazca lines.
c) They are drawings of different insects, animals, fruits, humans, and other symbols.
2. What is false about the Nazca lines?
3. Did the Nazca people need modern tools to make the lines?
a) No, they didn't.
b) Yes, they needed simple tools.
c) They needed planes or other modern tools.
a) Scientists are not sure about the purpose yet.
b) They needed a calendar to find water in the desert.
c) There are no theories about it.
4. Why did the Nazca people make the lines?