Reading for Understanding Three #20C

Thelma Thurstone -The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The human body is designed, both structurally and functionally, for a considerable amount of physical activity. Exercise may produce detrimental effects, however, depending on the individual's own physical health. Exercise is not a panacea or a one-ingredient prescription for good health. It should be
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    done strenuously.
    required for all students.
    chosen carefully.
    left alone.

  3. Argus was a mythological monster of Ancient Greece. He had a hundred eyes and was reputed to be all-seeing. Today, the term Argus-eyed is sometimes used to describe a person who is
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    a monster.
    vigilantly observant.
    a rumormonger.

  5. It was a popular nineteeth-century belief in the United States that anyone could begin life poor and become rich. Most of the rags-to-riches successes in commerce, though, had been boys. This began to change a little in the late 1800s when more and more girls from humble backgrounds also began to achieve success
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    in the fine arts.
    in the business world.
    in sports.
    as homemakers.

  7. Relative to its size, a goat produces more milk than a cow produces. In addition, a goat is much less expensive to keep than a cow. Some people aptly describe the goat as
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    the poor person's cow.
    an unfriendly cow.
    a stupid cow.
    a friendly pet.

  9. Unlike stars, which seem to swing in fixed circles round the earth and are so hot that they give off light, planets travel in orbits around the sun, which is a star. Planets, also unlike stars, are too cool to give off light and are seen by the light from the sun that they
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  11. The limestone surface of some of the islands of the South Pacific is rough and dry. The limestone is quite porous, allowing rainwater to seep down so that it leaves no
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    limestone beds.
    underground wells.
    surface streams.
    rock formations.

  13. Control tower operators direct ground traffic at airports and traffic in the air near airports. The operators have very responsible positions and must not be distracted from the closest attention to their jobs. Visitors are not allowed to go into the control tower. Listening devices are sometimes placed round the airport terminal so that visitors can hear what is going on in the control tower. The consideration that prohibits visitors from going to the control tower is
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  15. In the United States, Maryland ranks second only to Virginia as an oyster-producing state. Harvesting oyster beds of the Chesapeake Bay that borders on these two states must spread over the season to conserve the supply. No motor-driven boats are permitted in harvesting the oysters. For this reason, oyster dredgers on the Chesapeake Bay use
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    shrimp boats.
    sailing boats.

  17. It is a matter of great concern to many people that factories are dumping poisonous chemicals into our oceans, lakes, and rivers. The protests being raised come not only from fear of the extinction of certain plants and animals but also from more practical considerations for agriculture and public health. The use of chemical insecticides to get rid of a pest may indirectly cause the elimination of useful species. It is apparent that we must learn to handle cautiously the discoveries of any
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    conservation efforts.
    public health plans.
    nuclear weapons.
    chemical research.

  19. When people learned to use metals, they made swords. For centuries, the sword had been a symbol of war, of status, and of courage. The sword as a practical fighting weapon has been replaced by more modern devices, but for a long time it was the warrior's principal weapon. As a part of the dress uniform of military officers, the sword has retained its
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