[1BCH] Task 200414

Let’s do some reading-comprehension practice with this text in EvAU format.

Write your answers (1a:… 1b:… etc) down here as a comment. Deadline: next Thursday, April the 16th, at tea time.

Then I’ll publish your comments and the correct answers as a comment too.

29 comentarios en “[1BCH] Task 200414

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  2. 1a: True, because the people of the tours want to see the same iconic sights.
    1b: False, the visitors blend into the neighborhoods they visit and receive a better and more realistic understanding of the city they are visiting.

    2a: Because they know that there are restaurants with cheaper food
    2b: The advice is that the tours are free for children but not interesting

    3a: Spot
    3b: Spring up
    3c: Free for
    3d: As well as

    4a: The guides are seen in all major cities
    4b:
    4c: It is unlikely that children enjoy the experience
    4d: Despite those tours are popular, they don’t attract lots of people

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  3. 1.
    a.True, because most people want to see the same iconic sights and take photos of themselves there.
    b.False, because the tours do not attract sufficient numbers of tourists to transform the
    areas they visit into overcrowded tourist sights and the visitors receive a better and more realistic understanding of the city they are visiting.
    2.
    a. Because visitors know that they can eat in another place, where the food is cheapear and better than in the tourist restaurants.
    b.The tour is great for people interested in finance, but also for people who want to know more of the country and it’s people. They mention that children can do the tour is free but that it’s because children aren’t interested in it.
    3.
    a. Spot
    b. Springing up.
    c. Is free
    d. Owing
    4.
    a. The guides can be spotted in all major cities.
    b. The economic crash of 2008 was a time during which all three of the country’s main banks went bankrupt.
    c. It is unlikely that children enjoy the experience.
    d. Despite the popularity of such tours, they don´t attract a sufficient number of tourists to transform the visited areas.

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  4. 1a) TRUE . They see the highlights of the city , are happily taking the same photos and eating at the same restaurants (line 3-4)
    1b) FALSE. The visitors blend into the neighbourhoods they visit and perhaps receive a better and more realistic understanding of the city they are visiting (line 22-24)
    2a) Because they are expensive and they know cheaper restaurants .
    2b) It’s a perfect tour for people who want to know the country and it’s people , although it can be boring for children.
    3a) see – spot
    3b) starting – springing up
    3c) available – on offer
    3d) because of – owing to
    4a) The guides can’t be spotted in all major cities .
    4b) The economic crash of 2008 was a time during wich all three of the country’s main banks went bankrupt.
    4c) It’s unlikely that children enjoy the experience.
    4d) Despite these tours are popular , they don’t attract a sufficient number of tourist to transform the visited areas.

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  5. 1.a)T, most people want to see the same iconic sights.
    b) F, tourist receive a better and more realistic understanding of the city they are visiting.
    2.
    a)because the food is more expensive.
    b) they want to find out about the country and its people.
    3.a)visit
    b) become
    c) can book
    d) because
    4.a)the guides can be spotted in all major cities.
    b) the economic crash of 2008 was a time country’s three main banks went bankrupt.
    c) it is unlikely that they enjoy the experiencia.
    d) despite tours are popular, not attract a sufficient number of tourist.

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  6. 1) a. True. L 6-7. b. False. L 7-9.
    2) a. Because they know that there are places where you can eat the same food cheaper.
    b. Take the tour without a guide, that is, guided by locals who were homeless years ago so that they can better understand the place they visit.

    3) a. Visible. b. Springing up. c. Free. d. But.
    4) a. The guides are visible in almost al cities.
    b. The economic crash of 2008 was a time in which banks went bankrupt.
    c. It is unlikely that children enjoy with the experience.
    d. Despite tours are popular it doesn´t attract enough tourists.

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  7. 1.a) True: Line 6-7: “Of course, such tours are popular because most people want to see the same iconic sights and take photographs of themselves there.”
    1.b) It’s not in the text.
    2.a) Because those restaurants have got better and cheapier food than resaturants where go tourist.
    2.b) He advises against a local guide.
    3.a) Visit.
    3.b) Springing up.
    3.c) Offer.
    3.d) For.
    4.a) The guides can be spotted in all major cities.
    4.b) The economic crash of 2008 was a time when all three of the country’s mains banks went brankrupt.
    4.c) It is unlikely that childred enjoy the experience.
    4.d) Despite such tours are popular, they don’t attract a sufficient number of tourist to transfom the visited areas.

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  8. 1. A) True, because most people want to see the same iconic sights and take photographs of themselves there.(l.6/7)
    B) False, because visitors may receive a better and more realistic understanding of the city they are visiting.(l.23/24)
    2. A) Because locals can eat better food much more cheaply elsewhere.(l.5)
    B) If visitors choose the intensive tour, they Will be able to blend into the neighbourhoods they visit and they learn more of the city.
    (l.22-24)
    3.
    1. Spot (l.1)
    2. Springing up (l.7)
    3. On offer (l.10)
    4. Owing to (l.17)

    4. A) The guides can be seen in all major cities.
    B) The economic Crash of 2008 was a time of bankrupt for three of the country’ s main banks.
    C) It is unlikely that children enjoy the experiencia.
    D) Despite that this such tours are popular, they don’t attract a sufficient number of tourist to transform the visted areas.

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  9. *A Different Guided Tour*
    1. a) True. (lines 3-4) They see the highlights of the city, all happily taking the same
    photos and eating at the same restaurants.
    b) False. (lines 22-23-24) Instead, the visitors blend into the
    neighbourhoods they visit and perhaps receive a better and more realistic understanding of the
    city they are visiting.

    2. a) Because locals know they can eat better food that where tourists eat.
    b) The advice given to tourists of the ‘crash tour’ is that they do the other tour because the guides are more friendly and they tell other stories or information about the place or city.

    3. a) see–> spot
    b) starting–> springing up
    c) available–> offer
    d) because of–> owing to

    4. a) The guides can be seen in all major cities.
    b) The economic crash of 2008 was a time in which the country’s three main banks filed for bankruptcy.
    c) It is unlikely that the experience is in good taste for children.
    d) Despite they can’t being able to transform the areas visited, the tours are popular.

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  10. 1.a) True. Line 3 and line 4
    b) False. line 22, line 23 and line 24
    2.a) Because locals know where are restaurants where they can eat better than tourist´s restaurants
    b)The advice is, if you are interested in knowing secret places in the busiest places, choose the other tour to have a closer atmosphere with the guide and to learn much more.
    3.a) Spot
    b)Springing
    c) Offer
    d) Owing to
    4.a) The guides can be seen in all highly visited cities.
    b) The economic crash of 2008 was a time in which the three principals banks in the country were in bankruptcy
    c) It is unlikely that visit be funny for childrens
    d) Despite there are not enough people to improve the areas visited, the tours are popular

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  11. 1.
    a. True, “such tours are popular because most people want to see the same iconic sights and take photographs of themselves there.” L.6-7
    b. False, “While such tours are popular, they do not attract sufficient numbers of tourists to transform the areas they visit into overcrowded tourist sights.” L.21-22

    2.
    a. Because they know other restaurants where they can eat better food and more cheaply.
    b. The advice is that the tour is free for the children.
    3.
    a. See= spot
    b. starting= springing up
    c. available= free
    d. because of= since
    4.
    a. The guides are in all major cities
    b. The economic crash of 2008 was a time when all three of the country´s main banks went bankrupt.
    c. It is unlikely that the children enjoy the experience.
    d. Despite these tours are popular, they don’t attract so many tourist to transform the areas visited.

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  12. (1)
    a) True
    b) False, the opinion of the writer isn’t in text
    (2)
    a) Because in famous restaurants the food is more expensive and there are a lot of people.
    b) I advise that is not appropiated for children because is boring for them.
    (3)
    a) spot
    b) springing up
    c) offering
    d) for
    (4)
    a) The guides work in touristic places
    b) The economic crash of 2008 was a time dificult, now the people can go to see banks went bankrupt in those moment
    c) It is unlikely that the children never want come here
    d) Despite this place are very interesting , it don’t interesing for the people

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  13. 1. Add True or False, quoting the relevant information from the text to justify your answer.
    a) For the majority of tourists, a traditional guided tour goes to the places they want to see.
    True. Line 6. Such tours are popular because most people want to see the same iconic sights and take photographs of themselves there.
    b) The writer is worried about the effect the new type of tours may have on the neighbourhoods they visit.
    False. Line 21. They do not attract sufficient numbers of tourists to transform the areas they visit into overcrowded tourist sights.

    2. Answer the following questions according to the information given in the text. Use your own words.
    a) Why do locals prefer not to eat in the restaurants that tourists visit?
    Because they live in that place, and that’s why they know that they can eat the same food or other much better in other restaurants, paying less for it.
    b) What advice is given to tourists who are interested in the “crash tour”?
    That this type of tour is for people that want to know more about the country and its culture, but it may not be very interesting for children.

    3. Find words or phrases in the text which mean the same as the following:
    a) see: spot
    b) starting: springing up
    c) available: on offer
    d) because of: owing to

    4. Complete the second sentence in each pair. The meaning should be the same as that of the first sentence.
    a) You can spot the guides in all major cities.
    The guides…can be spotted in all major cities.
    b) This tour tells visitors about the economic crash in 2008 during which all three of the country’s main banks went bankrupt.
    The economic crash of 2008 was a time… when all three of the country’s main banks went bankrupt.
    c) Children are unlikely to enjoy the experience.
    It is unlikely that…children will enjoy the experience.
    d) While such tours are popular, they do not attract a sufficient number of tourists to transform the visited areas.
    Despite…such tours are popular, they do not attract a sufficient number of tourists to transform the visited areas.

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  14. 1.
    a) True, (Lines 6-7) Of course, such tours are popular because most people want to see the same iconic sights and take photographs of themselves there.
    b) False, (Lines 21-22) While such tours are popular, they do not attract sufficient numbers of tourist to transform the areas they visit into overcrowded tourist sights.
    2.
    a) Because they usually eat in better restaurants or pules where they eat better and cheaper than in places used by tourists.
    b) Tourist are said that these crash tours will reveal them the secrets of the country and its people.
    3.
    a) Spot.
    b) Springing up.
    c) Free.
    d) Owing to.

    4.
    a) The guides can be spotted in all major cities.
    b) The economic crash of 2008 was a time when all three of the country’s main banks went bankrupt.
    c) It is unlike by that children enjoy the experience.
    d) Despite being popular, such tours do not attract a sufficient number of tourists to transform the visited areas

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  15. 1a) False, They see the highlights of the city. (line 3)
    1b) False, They do not attract sufficient numbers of tourists to transform the
    areas they visit into overcrowded tourist sights. (lines 21-22)
    2a) Because they know where can eat cheaper than tourists.
    2b) Hire some of the lesser-known tours, as they are more interesting
    3a)
    3b) springing up
    3c) on offer
    3d) as locals know
    4a) the guides are easy to spot in all major cities
    4b) The 2008 economic collapse was a time when the top three banks filed for bankruptcy.
    4c) It is unlikely that children have a good time
    4d) Despite being popular, they are not popular enough to be highly visited areas

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  16. 1) a: True «such tours are popular because most people want to see the same iconic sights and take photographs of themselves there» (lines 6-7)
    b: False «they do not attract sufficient numbers of tourists to transform the areas they visit into overcrowded tourist sights» (lines 21-22)
    2) a: Because they know better places to eat for less money.
    b: The advice is to take the tour if you are interested in finances or know more about the country and its people.
    3) a: spot
    b: springing up
    c: on offer
    d: owing
    4) a: The guides can be spotted in all major cities.
    b: The economic crash of 2008 was a time when all three of the country’s main banks went bankrupt.
    c: It is unlikely that children enjoy the experience.
    d: Despite such tours are popular, they do not attract a sufficient number of tourists to
    transform the visited areas.

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  17. 1a) True «such tours are popular because most people want to see the same iconic sights» L.6
    1b) False «the visitors blend into the neighbourhoods they visit and perhaps recive a better and more realistic understanding of the city» L.22-23
    2a) Locals prefer not to eat in the restaurants that tourists visit because they can eat better food and more cheap in other restaurants.
    2b) The advice is that they can recive better and more realistic undertanding of the city in this tours.
    3a) spot L.1
    3b) Springing up l.7
    3c) on offer l.10
    3d) owing to l.17
    4a) The guides can be seen in all major cities.
    4b)The economic crash of 2008 was a time during which th three most important baks went bankrupt.
    4c) It is unlikely that children ejoy the experience.
    4d) Despite souch tours are popular, the visit areas can´t be transformed because they don´t attract a sufficient number of tourists.

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  18. 1. A) True. (line 6-7) of course, such tour are popular because most people want to see the same iconic sight and take photographs of themselves there.
    B) False. (line 21-22) Instead, the visitor blend into the neighbourhoods they visit and perhaps…
    2. A) Because locals prefer to eat elsewhere cheaper.
    B) They warn that it is boring for children.
    3. A) spot
    B) Springing up
    C) Offer
    D) As an alternative
    4. A) The guides are in the main cities
    B) The economic crash of 2008 was time of bankruptcy for the three most important banks in the country.
    C) It is unlikely that children enjoy the experience.
    D) Despite the tours are popular, they need more tourists to transform the areas visited.

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  19. 1- A) True ( line 3-5)
    B) False because it isn`t in the text

    2- A) Because in this restaurants there are a lot of people and the food is very expensive
    B) I advice that the crash tour is boring for children

    3- A) Spot
    B) Springing up
    C) Interest
    D) For

    4- A) Tha guides are in all major cities.
    B) The economic crash of 2008 was a time difficult but now the people go to see the banks.
    C) It is unlikely that the children are bored.
    D) Despite this place are very interesting but the people don´t care.

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  20. 1. a. True, lines 6 and 7
    b.
    2. a. Because they prefer eat cheapper food in other restaurants.
    b. They advice that this tour is free for children, but it isn’t interesting for them.
    3. a. Spot.
    b. Spinging up.
    c. not only for.
    d. However.
    4. a. The guides can be spot in all major cities.
    b. The economic crash of 2008 was a time of bankrupt
    c. It is unlikely that be onjoyed by children.
    d. Despite being popular tours, they do no attract enough tourists.

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  21. 1.a) T. Because such tours are popular because most people want to see the same iconic sights. (line 6-7)
    b) F. The writer agrees with the new type of tours since the mix of tourists with neighbourhoods makes them have a better and more realistic understanding of the city the visit. (line 23-24)

    2.a) Because many people usually go and also usually put the most expensive prices for tourists.
    b) Hire local guides.

    3. a) you can spot
    b) springing up
    c) are two examples of the kinds of tours on offer.
    d) why

    4. a) the guides are always in the main cities.
    b) the economic crash of 2008 was a time of bankrupt for the three main banks and today it is a tourist guide for them.
    c) it is unlikely that the children enjoy the experience.
    d) despite the tours are popular, they do not attract enough tourists to transform the areas visited.

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  22. 1-
    a) True: (L 7-8) “Of course, such tours are popular because most people want to see the same iconic sights and take photographs of themselves there.”
    b) False: (L 22-23) “While such tours are popular, they do not attract sufficient numbers of tourists to transform the areas they visit into overcrowded tourist sights.”
    2-
    a) (L 6)Because locals know that these restaurants have worst food and they are more expensive than other restaurants
    b) (L 8-10) The advice is that they can visit less known places and discover the culture of the city
    3-
    a) Visible
    b) Springing up
    c) Offering
    d) That led
    4-
    a) The guides can be seen in all major cities
    b) The economic crash of 2008 was a time when the three main banks of the city went bankrupt
    c) It is unlikely that the children enjoy it
    d) Despite the tours are popular, they don’t attract sufficient number of tourists to transform the areas visited

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  23. 1) a: True b: False, the writer thinks that the tours don’t attract enough people to affect them.

    2) a: Because they know that it’s possible to eat better and cheaper food in other places
    b: Blend the neighborhoods they visit and receive a more realistic understanding of the city they
    visit.

    3) a: visit b: springing up c: free d: owning to

    4) a: The guides can be spotted in all major cities
    b: The economic crash of 2008 was a time in which the three main banks of the country went
    bankrupt.
    c: It is unlikely that the experience be enjoy for the kids
    d: Despite they are popular, they don’t attract excess tourists.

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  24. ANSWERS TO
    A Different Guided Tour

    1. Add True or False, quoting the relevant information from the text to justify your answer. (2 points)
    a) For the majority of tourists, a traditional guided tour goes to the places they want to see.
    True (paragraph 2) “… such tours are popular because most people want to see the same iconic sights …”
    b) The writer is worried about the effect the new type of tours may have on the neighbourhoods they visit.
    False (paragraph 5) “… they do not attract sufficient numbers of tourists to transform the areas they visit …”

    2. Answer the following questions according to the information given in the text. Use your own words. (2 points)
    a) Why do locals prefer not to eat in the restaurants that tourists visit?
    They can eat better and cheaper food elsewhere.
    b) What advice is given to tourists who are interested in the “crash tour”?
    It’s best not to take children because it’s not interesting for them.

    3. Find words or phrases in the text which mean the same as the following: (1 point)
    a) see spot (paragraph 1)
    b) starting springing up (paragraph 2)
    c) available on offer (paragraph 3)
    d) because of owing to (paragraph 4)

    4. Complete the second sentence in each pair. The meaning should be the same as that of the first sentence. (2 points)
    a) You can spot the guides in all major cities.
    The guides can be spotted in all major cities.
    b) This tour tells visitors about the economic crash in 2008 during which all three of the country’s main banks went bankrupt.
    The economic crash of 2008 was a time when all three of the country’s main banks went bankrupt.
    c) Children are unlikely to enjoy the experience.
    It is unlikely that children will enjoy the experience.
    d) While such tours are popular, they do not attract a sufficient number of tourists to transform the visited areas.
    Despite being popular, the tours do not attract a sufficient number of tourists to transform the visited areas.

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  25. 1. a) True. (lines 3-4)
    b) False (lines 21,22,23)
    2 a) Because the food in these restaurants is more expensive because more people go
    b)they say the tour is fine but it’s boring for children
    3a) spot
    b) Springing up
    c) on offer
    d) owing
    4 a)the guides are always in the main cities.
    b)was a time when the three main banks of the city went bankrupt
    c)It is unlikely that be enjoyed by children.
    d)
    even though people don’t care

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  26. 1.
    a – True, lines 6-7, most people want to see the same iconic sights and take photographs of themselves there.
    b – False, lines 21-22, they do not attract sufficient numbers of tourists.
    2.
    a – Because restaurant food is more expensive, and the can eat better elsewhere.
    b – It’s better that they don’t take the children, since that may get bored and tired.
    3.
    a – see spot
    b – starting springing
    c – available
    d – because of owing to
    4.
    a – The guides cab be spotted in all major cities.
    b – The economic crash of 2008 was a time when all three of the country main banks went bankrupt
    c – It is unlikely that children will enjoy the experience.
    d – Despite being popular, don’t attract a sufficient number of tourists to transform the visited areas.

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  27. 1)
    a.T, lines 1-3
    b.F, lines 22 and 23
    2)
    a.the local people know other restaurants that are chaoer and with better food
    b.the crash tour is more recommended for adults than for children
    3)
    a. spot
    b.springing up
    c.on affer
    d.owing to
    4)
    a. the guides could be spot in an major cities
    b.the economic crash of 2008 was a time where all three of the country’s main went bankrupt
    c.it is unlikely that children enjoy the experience
    d.despite of the popularity of the tours, they don’t attract enough numbre of tourists to transform the visit areas

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  28. 1
    1.True [line 6/7]
    2.False [line 22/23]
    2
    1Because they know where eat cheaply
    2.It’s free for kids but probaly not too interesting for them
    3
    1.spot (paragraph 1)
    2.springing up (paragraph 2)
    3.offer (paragraph 3)
    4.owing to (paragraph 4)
    4
    1.The guides can be seen in all major cities
    2.The economic crash of 2008 was a time when the three main banks of the city went bankrupt
    3.It is unlikely that the children enjoy it
    4.Despite the tours are popular, they don’t attract sufficient number of tourists to transform the
    areas visited

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