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Which of the following questions is answered in the passage?

A Why is job diversification in communities important?

B Why are scientists useful members of their communities?

C How popular are careers in the science fields?

DWhen should specialized science training for a career begin?

       

 

II. Writing

Choose the correct answer.

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1. Can I go to the park? You cant go ............. you have done your homework.

A while  B until  C after

2. I depend ............. public transport to get to work. You ought to save up and buy a car.

A on  B to  C in

3. Did you enjoy your stay in the hotel? Yes. They were ............. friendly people that we felt very welcome.

A such a  B so  C such

You are tired, Ill wash the dishes. Thank you.

A Because of  B Since  CDue to

5. Paul is ill at the moment. Yes. Hes suffering ............. a very bad cold.

A of  B for  C from

6. I got lost on the way to the theatre. If you had taken the map, you ............. lost.

A wouldnt have got  B wont get  C wouldnt get

           

 

Youre planning a trip to England in spring. Write a letter (5060 words) to your Englishspeaking friend in which you:

inform him / her about your visit (month, number of days, place of arrival, etc.);

ask him / her about the weather at this time of the year and the clothes to take.


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Examination Card #30

I. Reading

Read the text and choose the best answer (A, B, C, D) for the sentences (14). The Orinoco Crocodile

The Orinoco crocodile, the largest predator in South America, has been designated by the Swiss-based World Conservation Union as one of the 12 most endangered species in the world. In the 1930s, these crocodiles were hunted so extensively for their valuable skins that in the late 1980s, less than 700 crocodiles remained in the Orinoco river system of Venezuela and Colombia.

To preserve this species, several Venezuelans have decided to act quickly. They have taken the initiative to set up breeding centres and to date, there are four privately-run breeding centers in the country. As a result, many young crocodiles have been hatched and in the early 1990s as many as 1000 young crocodiles have been released in the Hams of savanna region of Venezuela. The Environment Ministry of Venezuela is happy to report that these crocodiles have reached maturity and are now beginning to reproduce naturally.

Baby crocodiles bred in captivity often flourish and grow well because they are kept safe from their natural predators which include the snake, the fox, the hawk, and man. After a year and having grown about a metre long, the young crocodiles are released into the wild.

Adult males can grow longer than a luxury car (five meters) and weigh heavier than a healthy cow (380 kg). Despite their size, they can run very fast over short distances and moving them about in the centre can prove to be very hazardous. The crocodile is an aggressive creature and it has been observed that the bigger they grow, the fiercer they become.

The local experts do not know how successful these schemes are because there is no follow-up research on the survival and reproduction rates of the released crocodiles. Scarcity of financial resources and the difficult terrain of Venezuela have been cited as reasons for the lack of follow-up.

Why are the numbers of the Orinoco crocodile decreasing ?

A Their skins are valuable.

B They cannot survive in the wild.

C They need mans help to survive.

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D They are widely hunted by man.

What evidence shows that the breeding centres are successful ?

A They are set in natural forest-like settings.

B They are privately run.

C Many captivity-bred baby crocodiles are flourishing.

D Baby crocodiles are kept safe from their natural enemies.

Why are the crocodiles released into the wild when they are a year old ?

A The centre does not have enough funds to maintain all the crocodiles.

 B The objective of the centre is to breed and not to keep.

C Space is limited for all the crocodiles to live together.

D It is a regulation of the World Conservation Union that endangered species should not be kept in captivity.

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