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.”

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

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

among both women and men. 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.3. . The tendency towards "extended youth" people putting off marriage and children may well have contributed towards the trend of higher consumption of alcohol.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.

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