B. Use of language

19 pts

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1. Find words or expressions in the text that mean more or less the same.4 pts
a) reduce to a lower number(lines 18-21)
b) They signal that you can cross a road safely(lines 23-29)
c) information via loud speakers(lines 30-35)
d) for the most part(lines 30-35)
2. Find the opposites. 3 pts
a) common(line 2)
b) al lot of(line 14)
c) well(line 36)
3. Explain one of the following words in complete sentences.2 pts
a) rubbish bin(line 12)
b) to employ(line 19)
c) excellent(line 32)
4. Vocabulary - Grammar 10 pts
Read the text. Find the suitable forms of the words and write them down.
Polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba
The _____ town Churchill is a town where it would be better to
look right, left and right again - though it is not a speeding car that
might hit you, but a hungry polar bear.
No roads lead to churchill - it is so cut _____ that you have to
rach it by rail or plane, but the bears have no trouble finding it every
year. Churchill, on the western coast of the Hudson Bay _____
"polas bear capital of the world". It has more polar bears _____
through it in October and November than it has people. As many as
20 a day can be seen around the town. After months of eating little
more than berries and seaweed the bears are starting to get hungry.
What they _____ want is to find a frozen spot along the coastline
where they can risk to go back on the ice and hunt seals. But many
smell the town and do not want to miss the opportunity to look for
a meal.
_____ with polar bears is getting riskier for both humans and
bears in a future influenced by climate change. Until now the loss of
sea ice _____ a rapid drop in the bear _____ around Hud-
son bay.
_____ say the starving bears are showing more and more risky
and atypical _____ such as cannibalism and are wandernig far
inland where they come closer to the people.
a) Canada

b) of/up/off

c) to call
d) to pass

e) strong

f) to live

g) to cause h) to populate
i) science
j) to behave
Adapted from: http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2488048/Inside-polar-bear-prison-northern-C… (25.03.2016).
http://theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/27/canada-living-with-polar-bear... (27.03.2016)