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True or False (READY)
100

DEFINITION (P.25)

What is skimming?

read the text quickly 

100

Read the text quickly and match the ideas to the

paragraphs. (p.27 & 28)

Many people consider Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai to be the best in the world. It is designed to look like the sail of a ship, and at 321 metres tall, it is a very impressive building. When it is lit up at night, it is an amazing sight.


1. what guests can do inside the hotel

2. what guests can do outside the hotel

3. where the hotel is and what it looks like

4. what the rooms in the hotel are like

5. more about the hotel and why it is different


3. where the hotel is and what it looks like

100

Read the text again and decide these sentences are True or False. (p.28 & 29)

The hotel looks very good at night.

True

(Paragraph A - Line 3) When it is lit up at night, it is an amazing sight.

100

Read the text quickly and match the topic to the

paragraphs. (p.24)

C. The use of digital photography and emailing of digital images are popular among PC users both young and old. A third of the over-55s use their PCs for storing/sending and receiving digital photographs - almost the same as 15- 24-year olds.


1. education

2. space exploration

3. family matters

4. business and work

5. medical matters

6. technology

7. crime and punishment

6. technology

100

Read the text again and decide these sentences are True or False. (p.26)

Young people use their computers for digital photography much more than older people.

False

(Paragraph C - Line 3) A third of the over-55s use their PCs for storing/sending and receiving digital photographs - almost the same as 15- 24-year olds.

200

DEFINITION (P.25)

What is the purpose of skimming?

A. to find specific information

B. to get the main idea or the topic of the passage

B. to get the main idea or the topic of the passage

200

Read the text quickly and match the ideas to the

paragraphs. (p.27 & 28)

Burj Al Arab has eight fantastic restaurants to choose from, and there is a cocktail bar and a cigar lounge. There is a health club, which has two swimming pools, a fitness centre, a squash court, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, and massage rooms.


1. what guests can do inside the hotel

2. what guests can do outside the hotel

3. where the hotel is and what it looks like

4. what the rooms in the hotel are like

5. more about the hotel and why it is different

1. what guests can do inside the hotel

200

Read the text again and decide these sentences are True or False. (p.28 & 29)

It is easy to make the rooms in the suites warmer or cooler.

True

(Paragraph C - Line 3) change room temperature

200

Read the text quickly and match the topic to the

paragraphs. (p.24)

E. The death of Liu Yang-Wan at the age of 103 brought an end to the world's longest marriage. Mrs Liu had been married to her husband Liu Tung-Yang for 86 years and four months. They had 110 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


1. education

2. space exploration

3. family matters

4. business and work

5. medical matters

6. technology

7. crime and punishment

3. family matters

200

Read the text again and decide these sentences are True or False. (p.26)

The number of people applying for a university place in Britain has never been higher.

True

(Paragraph I - Line 4) A record of 437,615 people applied to begin degree courses ...

300

DEFINITION (P.25)

What should we read in each passage? Choose 2 answers.

A. title / heading

B. proper name

C. subtitle / subheading

D. number

E. technical term

A. title / heading

C. subtitle / subheading


300

Read the text quickly and match the ideas to the

paragraphs. (p.27 & 28)

If you leave the hotel, you can lie on the beautiful private beach, play golf, go scuba diving, take a trip in a hot-air balloon, or go on a desert safari. If you want to, you can order a Rolls Royce limousine with a chauffeur to drive you around.

1. what guests can do inside the hotel

2. what guests can do outside the hotel

3. where the hotel is and what it looks like

4. what the rooms in the hotel are like

5. more about the hotel and why it is different

2. what guests can do outside the hotel

300

Read the text again and decide these sentences are True or False. (p.28 & 29)

The windows in the suites are small.

False

(Paragraph C - Line 4) The floor-to-ceiling windows provide an incredible view of the coast.

300

Read the text quickly and match the topic to the

paragraphs. (p.24)

B. Hospitals must urgently change the way they work or some could be forced to shut at night when new European rules come in, the leader of Britain's doctors warned. From August next year, under the European Working Time Directive, junior doctors must spend no more than 58 hours a week working.


1. education

2. space exploration

3. family matters

4. business and work

5. medical matters

6. technology

7. crime and punishment

5. medical matters

300

Read the text again and decide these sentences are True or False. (p.26)

Children at a UK primary school had to save up to buy new books for their school library.

False 

(Paragraph N - Line 1) Staff at a primary school in the UK have given up a day's wages to buy books for their pupils. 

400

DEFINITION (P.25)

What should we focus on each paragraph? Choose 3 answers.

A. topic sentence of each paragraph

B. bold or indent words

C. repeated words

D. synonyms (words with the same meaning) and antonyms

A. topic sentence of each paragraph

C. repeated words

D. synonyms (words with the same meaning) and antonyms

400

Read the text quickly and match the ideas to the

paragraphs. (p.27 & 28)

Each suite has a luxurious living area, a dining area with a bar, and an office area with a laptop and Internet access. You can operate the plasma screen TV. change the room temperature, or open and close the curtains just by touching a button. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide an incredible view of the coast.

1. what guests can do inside the hotel

2. what guests can do outside the hotel

3. where the hotel is and what it looks like

4. what the rooms in the hotel are like

5. more about the hotel and why it is different

4. what the rooms in the hotel are like

400

Read the text again and decide these sentences are True or False. (p.28 & 29)

You can't smoke anywhere in the hotel.

False

(Paragraph D - Line 2) ... there is a cocktail bar and a cigar lounge.

400

Read the text quickly and match the topic to the

paragraphs. (p.24)

I. NEARLY 20% more women than men are now applying for a place at university in Britain, new figures have revealed. A record 437.615 people have applied to begin degree courses in October, the Universities and Colleges Admissions said.


1. education

2. space exploration

3. family matters

4. business and work

5. medical matters

6. technology

7. crime and punishment

1. education

400

Read the text again and decide these sentences are True or False. (p.26)

Thieves who robbed a football club used an unusual vehicle to get away in.

True

(Paragraph M - Line 5) Police had no difficulty apprehending a gang of thieves who stole money from a football club. The robbers made their escape on a pitch-marking machine ...

500

DEFINITION (P.25)

What should we ignore? Choose 3 answers.

A. article (a, an, the)

B. proper name

C. relative clause

D. keywords

E. time and place

A. article (a, an, the)

C. relative clause

E. prepositional phrase

500

Read the text quickly and match the ideas to the

paragraphs. (p.27 & 28)

The 5-star hotel does not have rooms. It has 202 suites, each made up of two floors. Each suite has its own reception desk, so you never need to visit reception. A team of butlers provides a 24-hour-a-day service.

1. what guests can do inside the hotel

2. what guests can do outside the hotel

3. where the hotel is and what it looks like

4. what the rooms in the hotel are like

5. more about the hotel and why it is different

more about the hotel and why it is different

500

Read the text again and decide these sentences are True or False. (p.28 & 29)

You can do a lot of different sports inside and outside the hotel.

True

(Paragraph D - Line 2) There is a health club, which has two swimming pools, a fitness centre ...

(Paragraph E - Line 1) If you leave the hotel, you can lie on the beautiful private beach, play golf, go scuba diving ...

500

Read the text quickly and match the topic to the

paragraphs. (p.24)

M. Police had no difficulty apprehending a gang of thieves who stole money from a football club. The robbers made their escape on a pitch-marking machine, but forgot to switch off the line painting mechanism. Officers simply followed the white line to find them.


1. education

2. space exploration

3. family matters

4. business and work

5. medical matters

6. technology

7. crime and punishment

7. crime and punishment

500

Read the text again and decide these sentences are True or False. (p.26)

The launch of the most recent American spacecraft went exactly as planned.

False 

(Paragraph G - Line 1) A fortnight late, the US's latest Mars rover ...

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