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.”

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

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

The tendency towards "extended youth" people putting off marriage and children may well have contributed towards the trend of higher consumption of alcohol. incomes and few The rise of women in paid employment and the corresponding increase in disposable income has fuelled the increase in alcohol consumption.3. among both women and men. .seem best able to fund the habit. Young women those without family responsibilities. 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.

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