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Answer October 14, 2009

Answer for Wednesday 14 October 2009.

Reading comprehension

QUESTIONS

1. The author of this article believes that
c) the war cannot be won

2. President Obama sees the main mission in Afghanistan as
b) the defeat of al-Qaeda

3. What mainly unites the Taliban?
a) the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan

4. How does the author see the long-term outlook for Afghanistan?
b) as a country Balkanised by ethnic divisions

5. Where does the author see the main future threat for the West?
d) Pakistan

Listening Comprehension

1. Why might Madrid win over other alternate cities for the 2016 Olympics?
b) because its citizens are more supportive than those in other candidate cities

2. One of Madrid’s main advantages is
d) its relatively small size

3. How many hectares of green belt does Madrid plan to create?
c) more than 2,000

4. Spain’s King Juan Carlos once competed in Olympic
a) sailing

TOEFL tester

Choose the one word or phrase that correctly completes the sentence.

1. Woman: How do you like your English class?
Man: I love it; the professor is terrific.

What does the man mean?
a) The teacher is excellent.

2. Man: Did you hear that Kathy has just been hired as a new dean?
Woman: Yes, her effort really paid off.

What does the woman mean?
b) Kathy’s hard work had a positive result.

3. Man: Alice, I expected to see you at the party yesterday.
Woman:If I had known that you were going, I would have gone.

What do we know about the woman?
a) She didn’t go to the party.

4. Woman:Did you have to wait very long before the airplane left?
Man: No sooner had we gotten on the airplane than the engine started.

What does the man mean?
c) The engine started as soon as they got on the airplane.

5. Woman: They don’t know the news yet.
Man: They don’t?

What does the man imply?
c) He is surprised that they don’t know the news.

6. Woman: Why are you taking all these notes?
Man: So I can remember all the new information.

What does the man mean?
b) He doesn’t want to forget what he just learned.

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