Reading for Understanding Two # 64A

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

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  1. Most people worry more about sickness than they do about accidents although, the three- to twenty-five-year age group, accidents are the cause of more deaths than are
  2. Your answer:
    train wrecks.

  3. The world experienced a sudden burst of ingenuity. Originality and creativity blossomed. Life took on many aspects that were
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  5. The pages of the manuscript were so badly torn and smudged that they were no longer
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  7. I had spent so many happy hours in this little house that I left it for the last time with a feeling of
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  9. People usually spend their leisure time doing something different from what they do during their working hours. When people who spend most of their workdays reading reports, correspondence, and the like also read in their spare time, it is usually for escape. For leisure-time reading, they will choose something light, exciting, and separate from their work. If they pick up something to read at the end of the day, it will probably be a
  10. Your answer:
    market report.
    business journal.
    murder mystery.
    new theory of economics.

  11. Many persons like to travel just to see what lies beyond the horizon. But the development of transport is based on a more practical human need. Probably people first moved in order to find
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  13. Balls are used in many kinds of sports. Some balls are as much as two meters in diameter, and some are very small, such as golf balls and marbles. Most balls are round, but a few are not. Some balls are filled with air, but some are filled with solid material. Balls
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    are good toys for children.
    vary in size and shape.
    are inexpensive toys.
    are very safe.

  15. Like most young animals, lion cubs are very winning and playful. It is difficult to believe that these charming creatures will one day become dangerous to have around. Their friendliness is unlike their later
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  17. The insect known as the walking stick can make itself look like a twig. Many animals take on the hue of whatever is around them. Many other animals have similar means of avoiding capture by their enemies; they simply
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    make themselves smaller.
    rapidly run away.
    become hard to recognize.
    attack before they are attacked.

  19. Over a span of centuries any language changes so much that the older versions of the language are unintelligible to any but a few scholars. A book written in English seven hundred years ago can be read by most of us now only
  20. Your answer:
    for curiosity.
    from memory.
    in translation.
    with difficulty.

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