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X/10_15) Noise, commonly defined as unwanted sound, is another environmental pollutant. Particularly in congested urban areas, the noise produced as a by-product of our advancing technology causes physical and psychological harm, and detracts from the quality of life for those who are exposed to it. Unlike the eye, the ear has no lid; therefore, noise penetrates without protection. Loud noise instinctively signal danger to any organism with a hearing mechanism, including human beings. In general increase in functioning caused by the flow of adrenalin in response to fear. Because noise is unavoidable in a complex, industrial society, we are constantly responding in the same way that we would respond to danger. Recently, researchers have concluded that noise and our response may be much more than an annoyance. It may be a serious threat to physical and psychological health and well- being, causing damage not only to the ear and brain but also to the heart and stomach. We have known that hearing loss is America’s number one nonfatal health problem, but now we are learning that some of us with hearth disease and ulcers may be victims of noise as well 1. What is the author’s main point ?. a. Loud noises signal danger. b. The ear is not like the eye. c. Hearing loss is America’s number one nonfatal health problem. d. Noise may pose a serious threat to our physical and psychological health. 2. What is the author’s definition of noise ?. a. A by-product of technology . c. Unwanted sound b. Physical and psychological harm d. Congestion. 3. According to the passage, people respond to loud noises in the same way that they respond to a. annoyance c. danger

I couldn’t make ………. Technology..the verge of phoning him when he came. we haven't heard ………. is damaged by noise b. Our house has been………. increases functions. 5. b.this year. ... Disease. Environmental pollutants d.what he was saying.. I was ……. 9.coincidence. These oranges are sold ……..it is.. He set………..my office. 7. 15.the dozen 4. It smells funny. Urban areas c. damage. 4. a letter 8.getting ………. I called …………the hope………. disease d.being treated …………children 2. 6.my driving test ?.finding her at home. 14. 3. What is probably the topic of the paragraph that precedes this passage ?. It was beyond my understanding.. 12. 1. a. unemployment is unlikely to go ……. Do you think I have any chance……. a.000 metres in the last Olympic Games. We met each other in Paris ………….a new record for the 1. him for weeks but we're still hoping ………. The Vietnamese people successfully carried ………the August Revolution in 1945. responds to fear d. They were angry……. I expectedly ran …………an old friend in the shopping center last week. I promise to admit you …………. Sad………. 13... It can be inferred from this passage that the eye. 11. enjoys greater protection than the ear c.the market for months. 10. Fill in each blank with a suitable preposition.b. 5. I am sure this milk has gone ………… .

18. Nobody lifted a finger …….the sea about one kilometer……the shore.16. 19. .help me.everyone’s taste. I think you should try and look ………the bright side of everything. 20. Jack and Rose never see eye………eye on how to bring up their children. The airplane crashed ………. Fish for breakfast is not ………. 17.

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