GGEP 8 (U5-U6)
GGEP 8 (U5-U6)
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In this section, you will hear a monologue. You will hear the monologue twice. Choose the best answer. Write A, B, or, C.
1. What type of people is this report about?
a. ordinary citizens
2. Keron, the 16-year old boy from Trinidad
a. drove a train without permission
b. walked across an unfinished bridge
c. climbed New York’s tallest building
3. Thomas’ article describes daring acts that took place
a. on bridges, trains, and building towers
b. on trains, buildings, and television shows
c. on building towers, trains, and cable cars
4. Who was Dr. Joyce Brothers?
a. a writer who also studied law
b. a famous psychologist
c. a newspaper and television reporter
5. According to Dr. Brothers, what two adjectives describe risks that are admired?
a. dangerous but legal
b. unexpected and against the rules
c. heroic and planned
6. When did Keron’s adventure on the New York City subway train end?
a. after he had driven the train for 85 minutes
b. after he crashed going around a curve
c. after he had driven 45 miles
7. The lawbreakers mentioned in Thomas’ article
a. were often arrested for their daring acts
b. were not usually punished for their actions
c. were never caught while committing a crime
8. Thomas and Dr. Brothers disagree on Keron’s actions because
a. Thomas believes Keron risked the lives of others
b. Dr. Brothers is critical of Keron’s subway driving skills
c. Thomas doesn’t accept Dr. Brothers’ psychological analysis
Most of the mail we get these days is junk mail: flyers, pamphlets and brochures trying to sell us stuff we neither want nor need. Our first impulse is to gather them up, unread, and throw them in the recycling bin – we are responsible citizens, after all. When did you last read through them and see what they were about? Most of them really are junk, but a surprisingly large percentage of them are from charitable organizations asking you to support good causes. A lot of them, too, make for uncomfortable reading.
Photos of children dying of starvation and disease come through your mail box in the morning. Then there’s your daily paper telling you about earthquakes, droughts, famines, wars, and other catastrophes. In the evening you settle down in front of the TV to watch your favourite sitcom, but there too in the commercial breaks are appeals to your conscience and your pocket. No one can be blind to the fact that for millions of people elsewhere life is a nightmare.
With so many causes needing public support – that is, your support – how are you to decide which is the most deserving? You can’t donate to them all. People react generously to sudden natural disasters such as the tsunami in Indonesia, and send money for medical aid, food, and fresh water supplies. They sympathize, and they are willing to pay out hard-earned cash to help those hit by enormous bad luck. There are also those who contribute to a favourite charity or charities year in, year out, even if they know it’s a problem that is part of the human condition and is not going to go away.
Most of us, if we contribute to charities at all, go with those that touch us in some personal way: for example, cancer research, because a member of the family or a close friend has the disease, or animal welfare and the environment, because we are genuinely concerned about the state of the planet. Topping the list of causes donated to is medical research followed by hospitals, with children’s welfare a fairly close third. Contributions to causes overseas are little more than a third of those to medical research.
There are a fair number of people who feel that such causes as poverty, disease, fresh water supplies, medical research, and so on, are the sort of thing that governments are supposed to take care of. Well, yes, and many governments do have aid policies, but that is not a good enough reason to duck any personal involvement in helping others. You may not be responsible for their misery, but you can feel responsible about improving their situation.
In an economic recession, both the number and the amount of contributions fall off, but as a rule they usually pick up again when the recession is over. So there’s no doubt that the desire to help is there, but also that it’s easy to feel helpless in the face of so much human and non-human misery. What difference can my small contribution make? Well, add your small contribution to thousands of other small contributions and you get an amount that can make a difference.
Choose the correct answer. Write A, B, or, C.
1. Which of the following words is most closely related to “famine”?
2. Which word or phrase is closest in meaning to “donate”?
a. pay out
3. Which of the following statements is true of Section IV?
a. Aid to hospitals is second only to aid for medical research.
b. People only donate when they are personally involved.
c. Most of us worry about the state of the environment.
d. Aid to hospitals exceeds overseas aid by a third.
4. Which of the following statements is not true?
a. Governments don’t provide aid.
b. People should give aid where they can.
c. We should take responsibility for others’ misery.
d. It’s not the government’s business to give aid.
5. In an economic recession
a. people feel unable to help.
b. our contributions make little difference.
c. fewer people make donations.
d. people lose the desire to help
The reading passage has six sections I–VI. Choose the most suitable heading for each section II–VI from the list below. Write the appropriate letter (a–i) for each section.
a. Making Choices b. Is it My Responsibility?
c. Which Cause Do You Support? d. Altruism is Alive and Well
e. Governments Should Act f. Not All of it is Junk
g. Can You Spare a Dime? h. Causes Close to Our Hearts
i. Take Time to Read Your Junk Mail
9. Section I Heading:
10. Section II Heading:
11. Section III Heading:
12. Section IV Heading:
13. Section V Heading:
14. Section VI Heading:
Choose the correct word to complete the sentences. Drag your answer to the box.
Ex: Many extreme athletes share a personality _________ that lets them enjoy risk. –> trait
- apply to
1. For risk takers who like physical activity, mountain climbing is the _______________ challenge.
2. The skier was ________________ to compete in next year’s Olympic Games.
3. She has a unique _______________ ability to make herself focus only on the present.
4. Getting hurt easily is one negative ____________________ of participating in extreme sports.
5. Staying calm in dangerous situations is a _______________ for many people.
6. There was a _________________ amount of snow on the ground, so it was hard to walk.
7. I don’t have a lot of ________________ for rude behavior.
8. He is studying the _____________ of the Loch Ness Monster.
9. Sasha will probably ______________ when she is 70 years old.
10. Rines lost his _____________ as a serious scientist because of his belief in the Loch Ness Monster.
11. Melinda _______________ stepped off the bridge and took her first bungee jump.
12. Parents have a _________ to take good care of their children.
13. The bystander effect can _______ situations where strangers see someone in need of help.
14. The _________ explained to the police officer what she saw.
15. The cost of tuition is one _________ many students consider when choosing which university to attend.
16. The researchers did experiments to test their _________ about how the brain works.
17. Try to have a positive _________ on your friends and co-workers.
18. The family expects nothing in return when giving their time to ________ causes.
19. I feel _________ when I don’t recycle.
20. It is not _________ to go to class sick.
Complete the paragraph with the correct form of the verbs in parentheses. Use the simple past, past perfect, or simple present. Write your answer in the box provided.
eat is make go start get
Rock climbing (1) a fun, but dangerous, sport. When I (2) rock climbing last year, I felt a little nervous. My friends and I (3) to the site early in the morning. I (4) a good breakfast, but my stomach was still full of nerves. Finally, I (5) to climb. With my friends’ help, I (6) it to the top.
Put the verbs in brackets into the gaps in the correct tense – Past Perfect or Simple Past.
0. After Fred had spent (to spend) his holiday in Italy, he wanted (to want) to learn Italian.
- Jill (to phone) Dad at work before she (to leave) for her trip.
- Susan (to turn on) the radio after she (to wash) the dishes.
- When she (to arrive), the match already (to start).
- She (to watch) a video after the children (to go) to bed.
- After Eric (to make) breakfast he (to phone) his friend.
- I (to be) very tired because I (to study) too much.
Put the verb into either the gerund or the infinitive.
EX: I managed to finish (finish) my work on time.
- I don’t fancy (go) out tonight.
- She avoided (tell) him about her plans.
- I would like (come) to the party with you.
- He enjoys (have) a bath in the evening.
- She kept (talk) during the film.
- I am learning (speak) English.
- Do you mind (give) me a hand?
- She goes (swim)every weekend.
- I’ve finished (cook) – come and eat!
- He decided (study) biology.
- I dislike (wait).
- He asked (come) with us.
- I promise (help) you tomorrow.
- We discussed (go) to the cinema, but in the end, we stayed at home.
- She agreed (bring) the pudding to the dinner.