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READING ASSIGNMENT

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS (1 point each)


1. According to the article, what is standing between women and
the perfect life?
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2. How do cosmetic manufacturers make money?
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3. That are effects on women of presenting a beautiful ideal.


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4. What is meant by thin is in (line 82)


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5. Why did New Woman receive many compliments?


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Find words from the text which are similar in meaning to the
following:
a) Approximate _______________
b) Apprehensive _______________
c) Emphasis _______________
d) Occurrence _______________
e) Prompt _______________
Decide whether each of the sentences bellow is true or false according
to the text and justify your answer.
a) Some actresses are endangering their health with their
obsession with losing weight. _______________
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b) It is easy to maintain weight loss. _______________
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c) Females might suffer from eating disorders when exposed to images of
thin models. _______________


d) Heavy set actresses are usually ridiculed in TV shows. _______________


e) Most women are larger in size than their representation in ads.
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Opinion
Is advertising always negative? Can advertisements be used to increase public
awareness of social and cultural issues like discrimination and health problems?
(5 points)