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Comprehension (12 points) Base your answers on the text


A. Answer these questions (3 pts)
1. When did Sam passion for football start?
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2. How much do Sam and his father love Manchester United? Give examples
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3. Why football is a very special game according to Sam?
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B. Are these statements true or false? justify (3 pts)
1. Sam’s mother refused to buy him a football.
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2. Sam and his father support the same football team.
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3. Sam likes only playing football.
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C. Find in the text words or phrases which mean the same as: (4 pts)
1. To annoy or bother (paragraph 1)………………………………………………………
2. Very happy (paragraph 1):……………………………………………
3. loyal(paragraph 2): ……………………………………………………..
4. showing (paragraph 2):…………………………………………………………………………………………
D. What do these words refer to in the text? (2 pts)
1. The game (line3)………………………………………………………….
2. One (line4)……………………………………………………………………

2. Writing: Write a paragraph about either the benefits or the drawbacks of television. Use these helping arguments: (8 pts)

1. Television helps us to learn more about the world and to know and see many new things.
2. Television can make us passive. We don’t have to think and our brains become lazy.
3. It has increased the popularity of sports and arts.
4. It takes time away from activities such as reading, conversation, and games.
5. It is an enjoyable way to relax.
6. It encourages us to buy things that we don’t need, and can make us unhappy with our own lives.
7. It has made us aware of our global responsibilities. In 1985, for example, 1.5 billion people in 147 countries watched TV pop concert and
helped to collect more than $100 million for people in Africa.

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