Curso First Certificate Exam

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Logic problems (II)

 

The object of this activity is to give you a real-life task to do to demonstrate your understanding of both listening and reading information. You have to attempt to solve some puzzles on the basis of evidence you have just heard, and then compare your attempted answer – if there is one ;-) – with the solution given on the audio file. As we wrote on the previous page, it does not matter if you cannot arrive at the correct solution without any help: a characteristic of these logic problems is that they only seem simple when you have been told the answer!!

ACTIVITY 311: Now, listen to a psychologist giving you the first problem in logical thinking. Try and answer this problem after listening very carefully to the audio file while reading the audio transcription. Then check your answer.

PSYCHOLOGIST: How well do we really use our brain? Does it perform as efficiently as it could? Or does it occasionally let us down? We all have moments when we forget a name or face, or read the same paragraph several times before taking in what it says. Can we stop this happening? Well, fortunately we all have the power to make our brain perform better!! All it needs is exercise. And you don't have to be a brilliant intellect to give your brain practice in logical and creative thinking. So, I'm going to give you a few problems of logic to start your brain cells working. Here's the first one. Listen carefully then try and answer.

READER: A man who lived in a small town married 20 different women in that same town. All of them are still living, and he was never divorced from any of them. But he didn't break any laws. How could he do this?

 


ACTIVITY 312: Now, listen to the psychologist giving you the second problem in logical thinking. Try and answer this problem after listening very carefully to the audio file while reading the audio transcription. Then check your answer.

PSYCHOLOGIST: Now think about this one.

READER: Alison gets in her car in Boston and drives towards New York. She drives at an average speed of 50 miles per hour. Twenty minutes later, Lynne gets in her car in New York and starts driving towards Boston. She goes at an average speed of 60 miles per hour. Both women take the same route, which stretches a total of 220 miles between the two cities. Now here's the question. Which car is nearer to Boston when they pass?

 

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