Reading for Understanding Two #53B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. There are always incompetent people who are willing to give advice. Their advice, if acted upon, frequently leads to catastrophe. If you are to give good advice, you must know all the aspects of the problem. When you seek advice, be sure that your adviser is
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    well educated.
    sympathetic in nature.
    familiar with the problem.
    respected by his peers.

  3. Stands of shrubs and trees planted along highways cut down on both the air polllution and noise pollution caused by heavy traffic. This fact makes these plantings not just attractive, but
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  5. The ancient Persians considered that truth was the supreme virtue and lying the greatest offense. For many years, the Persian nation was renowned for
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    treachery and deceit.
    keeping its word.
    great horsemanship.
    fearlessness in battle.

  7. The jury returned the verdict after so short an interval that the judge thanked them for their
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  9. Seaweeds were not utilized for a long time, but many commercial uses are now made of them. Some are used for fertilizer; others are even used for food. Wealth is sometimes found
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    by looking for it.
    far from home.
    in fresh mines.
    where it is least expected.

  11. I will never visit with leisure again; all my life I shall be
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  13. Trainers tell us that they get best results in teaching animals to perform by rewarding the animal when it does something well and ignoring its mistakes whenever possible. In view of these results they consider it only practical to
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    make the animal fear you.
    punish the animal regularly.
    show the animal that you are master.
    be kind to the animal.

  15. Babies must be fed small amounts of food every three or four hours for the first few weeks of their lives. They usually do not sleep through the night because they
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    are so young.
    want company.
    get hungry.
    are too full.

  17. Modern medicine is a living science; what is accepted today will be discarded tomorrow if scientific research produces a better medicine or a better technique. Medicine is
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  19. William of Normandy promised his soldiers that they would be rewarded if they took up arms for him against England, and he kept this promise. After he conquered England, he seized the land of the English patriots and divided it among
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    his friends and relatives.
    the English barons.
    the common people.
    his Norman followers.

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