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Answer October 21, 2009

Answer October 21, 2009

Answer for Wednesday 21 October 2009.

Reading comprehension

QUESTIONS

1. The wind-powered pumps will be used mainly for
c) irrigation

2. Cambodian electricity is
d) very expensive

3. Having a reliable water supply allows some farmers to harvest
c) three times a year

4. What subject did Choup Monorom major in at university?
d) philosophy

Listening Comprehension

1. What has been kept secret by the United Nations’ top envoy in Afghanistan?
c) the voter turnout data

2. Some people allege that the UN special envoy Kai Eide
c) has taken the side of Karzai in the elections.

3. One fact that points to election fraud is that
a) far more votes were reported than actual voters.

4. Some people accuse Kai Eide’s critic, Peter Galbraith,
d) of advocating the setting up of an unconstitutional government.

TOEFL tester

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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