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PART 1 Choose one word (A, B, or C) for each space. The first one (0) is done for you as an example.
Example: 0 A. INSTEAD B. BECAUSE C. ON
1 A. PUT B. GO C. TAKE
2 A. AWARE B. KNOW C. SEE
3 A. MAKE B. DO C. TAKE
4 A. YEAR B. BUSINESS C. AGES
5 A. WHO B. WHAT C. WHERE
Can we meet next Thursday instead of tomorrow?
I have to postpone our get-together because I have to my car to the mechanic.
I this great cafe we could try.
It’s a new place in our city but it has great reviews.
It’s so popular that we should a reservation.
We could also invite Maria. I have not seen her for !
Tell me you think!
Order the sentences below to make a story.
Read the text and complete each gap with a word from the list.
Example (0): G – known
A – sadness B – substance C – increase D – unforgivable E – suspect F – born
G – known H – advantage I – tooth J – vast K – form
One of the oldest ingredients known to people is sugar. The word ”sugar” originated from the Sanskrit word sharkara which means ”material in a granular ”. A lot of people have a sweet which could be attributed to the fact that sugar is the single taste human beings are desiring. Unfortunately, this is taken of by the food industry which adds sugar to a wide variety of products. Children and teenagers are an easy target of this practice. It has very negative effects on the majority of the world population. They include obesity, heart and liver problems, and diabetes. What is worth noting is the fact that sugar is the only negatively impacting human health which is legally provided to people from the day they are born.
Four people respond in the comment section of an online magazine article about the importance of reading. Read their comments and answer the questions below.
I love reading in general. I think it is because when I was a child my mom would read a chapter of a book to me before sleep. Later when I became a teenager I discovered a lot of fantastic books from different cultures and countries. Reading has always allowed me to find out more about the world and its history. I like reading all types of books as long as they are interesting and I get to know new things.
I don’t read books very often. However, every day I read articles online. I used to read newspapers and magazines in a physical copy but ever since the Internet became so widespread and accessible, I have been using it to read various news. I like reading about cars and the economy. I am not very interested in culture and entertainment. The last time I read a lot of books was when I was a student. We had to read a few books every week in order to fully understand what we were taught.
Reading was a big problem for me when I was a child. When I was reading I would usually misread words and therefore had a problem with understanding what I was reading. When I was at school a teacher showed me different techniques for how to read better in order to fully comprehend what was written between the lines. It was very stressful but I succeeded. I don’t have any problem with reading any type of text or understanding it. I am very proud of myself.
I began to love reading when my first child was born. Before that, I had been reading regularly but it had never become a passion of mine. When Michael was a child I started reading to him before bedtime. He enjoyed it very much, especially adventurous books. I quickly noticed that I started making up my own stories for him based on the books I read to him. I ended up writing a series of books for children. They were published and writing became my full-time job. I fell in love with reading books quite late in life.
Reading was not easy for him/her when he/she was a child?
He/she discovered fascinating books when he/she was a teenager?
Reading to his/her child led to a new career?
That the Internet changed his/her reading habits?
That he/she became passionate about reading later in life?
That reading allowed him/her to expand his/her knowledge of the world?
That a teacher helps him/her solve a problem? person
Match the headings to the paragraphs.
Although a lot was written about Cleopatra, not much evidence of her rule has survived to our times. Much of what is known about her life comes from the work of Greco-Roman intellectuals, particularly Plutarch. Born in 70 or 69 B.C. in Greece. Cleopatra was a daughter of Ptolemy XII (Auletes), a descendant of Ptolemy I Soter, one of Alexander The Great’s generals and the founder of the Ptolemaic line in Egypt. Auletes died and the Egyptian throne passed to 18-year-old Cleopatra and her 10-year-old brother, Ptolemy XIII. Soon after they became rulers, Ptolemy’s advisers acted against Cleopatra, who was forced to leave Egypt for Syria in 49 B.C. She raised an army of warriors and returned the following year to face her brother’s forces in a civil war at Pelusium, on Egypt’s eastern border. She needed help to successfully regain her power. Julius Caesar came to Egypt around the same time. Their romance changed history forever.
One of the most famous stories about Cleopatra and Caesar was their meeting. According to many records, Cleopatra had a problem with reaching him personally. Therefore she decided on a very risky move. Cleopatra had one of her men delivered her to the palace where Caesar was staying in a roll of carpet. It was rolled out in front of him showing Cleopatra in her glory. Caesar was fascinated with Cleopatra from the moment he saw her. He loved her courage and charisma.
After four months of war between Caesar’s forces and those of Ptolemy XIII, more Roman soldiers arrived; Ptolemy was forced to leave Alexandria and was believed to have drowned in the Nile River. Caesar returned the throne to the unpopular Cleopatra. They remained in Egypt and around 47 B.C. she gave birth to a son, Ptolemy Caesar. He was believed to be Caesar’s child and was known by the Egyptian people as Caesarion, or Little Caesar.
Sometime in 46-45 B.C., Cleopatra and Caesarion traveled to Rome to visit Caesar, who had returned earlier. After Caesar was murdered in March 44 B.C., Cleopatra went back to Egypt. Cleopatra’s position as the queen in Egypt was more secure than it had ever been. Still, unreliable flooding of the Nile resulted in failing crops, leading to inflation and hunger.
At the same time, a conflict was raging in Rome between Caesar’s allies (Mark Antony, Octavian, and Lepidus) and his assassins, Brutus and Cassius. Both sides asked for Egyptian support, and after some procrastination, Cleopatra sent four Roman legions put in Egypt by Caesar to support his allies. In 42 B.C., after defeating the forces of Brutus and Cassius in the battles of Philippi, Mark Antony and Octavian divided power in Rome.
Mark Antony soon ordered Cleopatra to come to the Sicilian city of Tarsus (south of modern Turkey) to explain the role she had played in the complicated consequences of Caesar’s assassination. According to the story recorded by Plutarch, Cleopatra sailed to Tarsus in a beautifully decorated ship, dressed in the costume of Isis. Antony, who associated himself with the Greek god Dionysus, was seduced by her charms. Cleopatra returned to Egypt, followed shortly thereafter by Antony, who left behind his third wife, Fulvia, and their children in Rome. He spent the winter of 41-40 B.C. in Alexandria. In 40 B.C., after Antony’s return to Rome, Cleopatra gave birth to twins, Alexander Helios (sun) and Cleopatra Selene (moon).
After Fulvia became ill and died, Antony was forced to prove his loyalty to Octavian by making a diplomatic marriage with Octavian’s half-sister Octavia. Egypt grew more prosperous under Cleopatra’s rule and in 37 B.C. Antony again met with Cleopatra to obtain funds for his long-delayed military campaign against the kingdom of Parthia. In exchange, he agreed to return much of Egypt’s eastern empire, including Cyprus, Crete, Cyrenaica (Libya), Jericho, and large portions of Syria and Lebanon. They again became lovers, and Cleopatra gave birth to another son, Ptolemy Philadelphos, in 36 B.C. After a humiliating defeat in Parthia, Antony publicly rejected his wife Octavia’s efforts to rejoin him and instead returned to Egypt and Cleopatra. In late 32 B.C., the Roman Senate stripped Antony of all his titles, and Octavian declared war on Cleopatra.
On September 2, 31 B.C., Octavian’s forces easily defeated those of Antony and Cleopatra in the Battle of Actium. Cleopatra and Antony escaped to Egypt. Antony committed suicide after he heard a piece of false information that Cleopatra committed suicide. On August 12, 30 B.C., after burying Antony and meeting with Octavian who had defeated Egypt, Cleopatra closed herself in her room with two of her female servants. The means of her death is uncertain, but Plutarch suggested that she used a poisonous snake known as the asp, a symbol of godly royalty, to commit suicide at age 39. According to her wishes, Cleopatra’s body was buried with Antony’s.