Use of English: Part 3 Long text
with multiple-choice questions
ACTIVITY 164: You are to read
a newspaper article – in seven
– about a journalist's work.
For questions 1-7, choose the answer (A,
B, C or D) which you think fits best according to the text.
Then check the correct answers.
One thing the writer used to dislike about travel
programmes on TV was...
repetitive nature of many of them. B.the
dull images that they frequently contained. C.their
lack of respect for the intelligence of the viewers. D.their
tendency to copy the style of famous written accounts.
What reason is given for the writer becoming
involved in making TV travel programmes?
people's belief that he might be suited to appearing on them. B.His
own desire to discover whether it was possible to make good ones. C.His
own belief that it was natural for him to move from journalism to TV. D.A
shortage of writers and adventurers willing to take part in them.
Shortly after arriving in Costa Rica, the writer
became aware that...
director had a reputation that was undeserved. B.he
would probably dislike working as part of a team rather than alone. C.he
would probably get on well with the director personally. D.his
role in the filming would be likely to involve real danger.
The writer uses the sequence filmed in the
National Park as an example of...
he had been worried about before any filming started. B.the
sort of challenge that presenters were intended to face in the series. C.something
he was expected to be unable to deal with. D.the
technical difficulties involved in making films in certain places.
What does the writer say about the last part of
the sequence in the National Park?
taught him a lot about the technical aspects of film-making. B.He
was encouraged to complete it when he looked up at the camera. C.It
changed his whole attitude towards doing dangerous things. D.He
was unable to say anything that made sense at this time.
In PARAGRAPH 6 the writer says that he found it
particularly difficult to...
what was required of him for a 'link'. B.change
things he was going to do at very short notice. C.accept
certain advice given to him about presenting a film. D.meet
certain demands the director made on him.
What does the writer use the experience in Santa
Elena as an example of?
they filmed although they had not planned to. B.The
friendly way in which they were treated by the local people. C.Something
they did purely for their own enjoyment. D.The
kind of thing that viewers like to see in travel films.