CAE :: Lesson 1

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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Comprehension

ACTIVITY 1: You are to read the following reading passage carefully. When answering the questions 1-9 below, you are allowed to refer back to the passage. The questions are based on what is stated or implied in the text. Finally check the correct answers.

Questions 1-9

1.

One surprising aspect of the waves discussed in the passage is the fact that they...

 

A. are formed in concentric patterns
B.
 often strike during clear weather
C.
 arise under conditions of cold temperature
D.
 are produced by deep swells
E.
 may be forecast scientifically

2.

The waves discussed in the passage often strike...

 

A. along the coasts of the Aleutian Islands
B.
 in regions outside the area monitored by the Coast and Geodetic Survey
C.
 at great distances from their place or origin
D.
 at the same time as the occurrence of earthquakes
E.
 in areas outside the Pacific region

3.

It is believed that the waves are caused by...

 

A. seismic changes
B.
 concentric time belts
C.
 atmospheric conditions
D.
 underwater earthquakes
E.
 storms

4.

The normal maximum width of the waves is approximately...

 

A. five feet
B.
 ten feet
C.
 one mile
D.
 five miles
E.
 thirty miles

5.

The U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey set up a program to:
I. Prevent submarine earthquakes
II. Locate submarine earthquakes
III. Determine the severity of submarine earthquakes

 

A. I only
B.
 III only
C.
 I and II only
D.
 II and III only
E.
 I, II, and III

6.

Nothing was done about the waves until...

 

A. deaths occurred
B.
 the outbreak of World War II
C.
 a solution was found
D.
 millions of dollars worth of damage was incurred in Hawaii
E.
 large areas in Chile were devastated

7.

The movement of the waves has been measured at a speed of...

 

A. 30 miles an hour
B.
 40 miles an hour
C.
 50 miles an hour
D.
 100 miles an hour
E.
 more than a hundred miles an hour

8.

According to the passage, the waves occur most frequently in the area of...

 

A. the Eastern U.S. seaboard
B.
 the Pacific
C.
 Argentina
D.
 Western Europe
E.
 Asia

9.

Given present wave-tracking systems, scientists can forecast all of the following "except"...

 

A. the severity of underwater earthquakes
B.
 the wave's rate of travel
C.
 when a wave will strike
D.
 where a wave will strike
E.
 the height of the wave

 

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