Reading Section (Units 5- 6)

1. Weekend Stories
These people are talking about their activities during the weekend. Read their stories and answer the questions (Activity 9)


KELLY “I had a great weekend. I went to my best friend HELEN’S wedding. She got married at home. All her friends and family went. She looked fantastic! She wore a beautiful dress. After the ceremony, her parents served a wonderful meal. I’m really happy for her. And I really like her husband!” ANITA “I went to Easter Island with a group from the university. We stayed with families that live on the island. We studied the stone statues, and the cave paintings. I really learned a lot. I’m tired but I loved every minute of my trip.”

ERIN “I had an interesting weekend. I went camping for the first time. My friends took me. We left on Saturday and drove to the campsite. First, we put up the tent. Then we built a fire, cooked dinner, and told stories. We got up early on Sunday and went fishing. I caught a fish! I didn’t really like camping, but I learned a lot.”

our car broke down! I called my parents. we are planning to go to the Amazonas. I am so tired! “I relaxed a lot. I saw a lot of wildlife. Now. did yoga. I spent my whole weekend at a spa. We finally got home at ten this morning. I had a terrible time! It took three hours to drive there. I also went swimming.” READING SECTION (Unit 3) . Now I feel very well rested. It’s fantastic!” KEVIN “I went with my family to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. including some caribou. and ate vegetarian food. I didn’t like the music at all! And after the concert ended. My friends and I went to a rock concert. and they came for us. We camped outside for ten days. meditated. Then we took boats to the Arctic Ocean. I exercised.ROBERT LUIS “I had an awful weekend.

Seven environmental groups -Environmental Defense Fund. Sierra Club.5 degrees C) over the next century. Reviewed by a team of scientists. World Resources Institute and World Wildlife Fund.S. GLOBAL WARMING MAP: GREENHOUSE EFFECTS Unfortunately global warming is well under way.have put together a world map showing "early-warning signs" of global warming.2. trapping heat on the earth's surface. and events that could become more frequent and widespread with climate change. Scientists predict that the planet's average temperature could rise as much as 6. and we are already seeing heat waves. which are labeled harbingers. U. Public Interest Research Group. Local impact remains unpredictable: some areas could suffer stronger storms and other places severe drought. Here's an advance look at the highlights of the map: READING SECTION (Unit 9) . Carbon dioxide and other gases from the burning of fossil fuels collect in the atmosphere and act like the glass walls of a greenhouse. Here are some telltale signs. the signs fall into two categories: direct manifestations of warming. Union of Concerned Scientists. called fingerprints. melting polar ice and rising seas.3 degrees F (3. Natural Resources Defense Council.

among both women and men.3. The tendency towards "extended youth" people putting off marriage and children may well have contributed towards the trend of higher consumption of alcohol. CHANGING LIFESTYLES The past couple of decades have seen the rise of a class of professionals in their 20s and 30s who typically have high disposable responsibilities. . Young women those without family responsibilities.seem best able to fund the habit. incomes and few The rise of women in paid employment and the corresponding increase in disposable income has fuelled the increase in alcohol consumption.