1 - Part 4 and Paper 2 - Part 1 candidates will deal with reading texts
which present some information in tabular or diagrammatic form, even
through illustration. Candidates will be tested not only on the content,
but also on the writer's purpose, the intended readership, the source of
the texts, etc. The activities here give the students wide practice in
these various aspects.
First of all, read TEXTS A to D for general
comprehension and choose from the menus the correct title for each text.
There are two extra titles you do not need to use. Then check
If you are planning your
Christmas dinner why not have a change this year: choose not to buy
Unless you are buying free range your turkey will have grown up in a
dark, smelly, overcrowded shed, having to fight for food, water and
Most turkeys spend the last 6 minutes of their lives hanging upside-down
on the way to the automatic knife.
If you would rather celebrate Christmas without a blood-bath choose
another meal. An alternative cruelty-free recipe is on the reverse of
The big three fast food giants -McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken and
Wimpy- sell more than £500 million of food a year in Britain,
But junk food junkies risk saturating their systems with fat and running
short of essential fibre and vitamins if they fail to heed the warnings
published by nutritionist Dr Tim Lobstein.
Nearly two ounces of fat in a halfpounder burger and up to 12 teaspoons
of sugar in a large cola are just two of the facts revealed by the
author in Fast Food Facts published today by the London Food Commission.
The author argues that many takeaways are a poor source of essential
A double-burger, fries and milkshake provide half the day's total
calorie needs for an average woman, but just 18 per cent of the vitamin
A needed, 26 per cent of the vitamin C and 31 per cent of the iron.
COMPASSIONATE THIS CHRISTMAS
CHOOSE ANOTHER MEAL
Each year 40 million people
die from hunger and hunger-related diseases.
This is the equivalent of more than 300 jumbo jet crashes a day with no
survivors, with children as most half the passengers.
15-year-old Mike Fuster became vegetarian over a year ago.
Mike's sudden conversion took his family by surprise. While she'd been
aware of his views on hunting and vivisection, his mother had usually
cooked a roast lunch on Sundays which Mike had always put away with
gusto. His vegetarianism called for changes in the Fuster's eating
"Right from the beginning my parents accepted my views, even though I
turned vegetarian so suddenly. Now my mother makes a lot more vegetarian
meals than she used to, and my father has given up red meat - I've
persuaded him it isn't very healthy".
The purpose of the four texts above is to inform.
From the menus, choose the best purpose alternative for each text. Then
check your answers.
Where do you suppose the four texts above come
from? Choose the best source alternative from the menus. There is
one extra source you do not need to use. Then
check your answers.
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