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Shambo

Shambo, the bull at the centre of a three-month legal fight, has been killed. After a positive test for TB, an order was made for his slaughter, in keeping with the law. However, the multi-faith community where he lived went to court to try to save him as he was a sacred animal to Hindus.

A High Court judge said that the order to kill him was unlawful, but the decision was overturned in the Appeal Court. Police had to be called in as worshippers had formed a human shield around the animal to stop him being taken away. Opinion is very divided on the issue- some believe that he was a danger to the national herd and needed to be killed, while others feel that religious beliefs should be respected and the community had offered to provide sufficient measures to ensure that he would not infect any other animals if he contracted the disease as they planned to isolate him. The authorities cut through the security fence and led the bull away. The following morning they announced that he had been given a lethal injection.

The debate on the issue is unlikely to end with the death of Shambo and may widen into a debate about the policy of killing cows that test positive for TB.

Principio del formulario

Questions

Q1 - Shambo lived in a religious community.

True False

Q2 - The community did not do much to try to save him.

TrueFalse 

Q3 - The case went to more than one court.

True False

Q4 - Police went in because there were violent protests.

TrueFalse 

Q5 - Everybody feels that he needed to be killed.

TrueFalse 

Q6 - The community wanted Shambo to mix with other animals despite the TB test.

TrueFalse 

Q7 - Shambo was definitely ill with TB.

TrueFalse 

Q8 - The authorities entered the place where Shambo was kept without any problems.

TrueFalse 

Q9 - Shambo was shot dead.

TrueFalse 

Q10 - From now on, no cows that test positive will be killed.

TrueFalse

 

Final del formulario

Papua New Guinea ReconciliationPapua New Guinea Reconciliation

In Papua New Guinea, the descendants of cannibals who killed and ate four Fijian missionaries in 1878 have apologised for their ancestors' actions. They held a reconciliation ceremony, which was attended by thousands of people, in the East New Britain province where they were killed.

The missionaries were part of a group of Methodist ministers and teachers who arrived in 1875 to spread Christianity. The murders three years later, by Tolai tribes people on the Gazelle Peninsula, triggered angry reprisals. The English pastor who was head of the mission, George Brown, avenged the killings by taking part in an expedition that resulted in the deaths of a number of tribes people and the burning of several villages.

Candles were lit in memory of the four. Fiji's High Commissioner in Papua New Guinea, Ratu Isoa Tikoca, accepted the apologies on behalf of the descendants."We at this juncture are deeply touched and wish you the greatest joy of forgiveness as we finally end this record disagreement," he said.

The Governor-General Sir Paulias Matane praised the early missionaries for making the country Christian and called for more people to follow the guiding principles of the religion.

Questions

Q1 - The descendants of the cannibals are sorry about what happened.

TrueFalse

Q2 - Few people attended the ceremony.

TrueFalse 

Q3 - The ceremony was held in the UK.

TrueFalse 

Q4 - The missionaries were killed very soon after they arrived.

TrueFalse 

Q5 - No one was punished for the killings.

TrueFalse 

 

Q6 - The Fijian representative attended.

TrueFalse

Q7 - Ratu Isoa Tikoca was not moved by the ceremony.

True False

Q8 - Candles were lit to remember the missionaries.

 TrueFalse

Q9 - Sir Paulias Matane resents the work of the early missionaries.

TrueFalse 

Q10 - Sir Paulias Matane wishes that more people had religious principles.

 TrueFalse

 

The Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded every year for a novel written by a writer from the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland and it aims to represent the very best in contemporary fiction. The prize was originally called the Booker-McConnell Prize, which was the name of the company that sponsored it, though it was better-known as simply the ‘Booker Prize’. In 2002, the Man Group became the sponsor and they chose the new name, keeping ‘Booker’.

Publishers can submit books for consideration for the prize, but the judges can also ask for books to be submitted they think should be included. Firstly, the Advisory Committee give advice if there have been any changes to the rules for the prize and selects the people who will judge the books. The judging panel changes every year and usually a person is only a judge once.

Great efforts are made to ensure that the judging panel is balanced in terms of gender and professions within the industry, so that a writer, a critic, an editor and an academic are chosen along with a well-known person from wider society. However, when the panel of judges has been finalized, they are left to make their own decisions without any further involvement or interference from the prize sponsor.

The Man Booker judges include critics, writers and academics to maintain the consistent quality of the prize and its influence is such that the winner will almost certainly see the sales increase considerably , in addition to the £50,000 that comes with the prize.

Principio del formulario

Questions

Q1 - The Republic of Ireland

 is in the Commonwealth.
is not in the Commonwealth.
 can't enter the Man Booker Prize.
joined the Booker prize in 2002.

Q2 - The Man group

 was forced to keep the name 'Booker'.
decided to include the name 'Booker'.
 decided to keep the name 'Booker-McConnell'.
decided to use only the name 'Booker'.

Q3 - Books can be submitted

by publishers.
 by writers.
 by judges.
by the sponsors.

Q4 - Who advises on changes to the rules?

 The sponsors
 The judging panel
The advisory panel
Publishers

Q5 - The judging panel

doesn't include women.
includes only women.
is only chosen from representatives of the industry.
includes someone from outside the industry.

Q6 - The sponsors of the prize

are involved in choosing the winner.
are involved in choosing the judges.
are not involved at all.
choose the academic for the panel of judges.

Q7 - The consistent quality of the prize

is guaranteed by the prize money.
is guaranteed by the gender of the judges.
is guaranteed by the make-up of the panel of judges.
is guaranteed by the increase in sales of the winner.

Final del formulario

 

Piranhas

 Instructions: Read through the text, answer the questions that follow, then click on 'Grade Me!' to view your score.

Piranhas

Scientists in the UK have announced that the piranha fish's reputation 1) __________ a fearsome 2) __________ may well not be deserved. The fish, which is found in the Amazon in Brazil, have been portrayed as deadly 3) __________ that work in shoals to overwhelm their prey and strip it of its flesh in seconds.

However, 4) __________ from St Andrews University say that piranhas are omnivores that mainly eat fish, plants and insects. They form big groups not to hunt but to defend 5) __________ against other predators, according to the team.

"Previously it was thought piranhas shoaled as it 6) __________ them to form a cooperative hunting group," said Professor Anne Magurran. "However, we have found that it is primarily a defensive 7) __________."

Piranhas can be attacked by animals 8) __________ dolphins, caimans and large fish, so forming a shoal is a good way of 9) __________ being killed. Piranhas of 10) __________ age stay in the middle of the group for 11) __________ and the 12) __________ of the shoal 13) __________ according to the level of 14) __________. When the water level is high, the fish form small groups as there is space to escape, but when the water level drops, they form large groups as protection against 15) __________.

Questions

1

as

as if

as though

since


 

2

kill

killer

murderer

murder


3

carnivore

carnivorous

carnivors

carnivores


4

expert

expertise

experts

expectant


5

them

themselves

it

itself


6

able

ables

enable

enabled


7

behave

behaviour

misbehaviour

misbehaviours


8

such

as

like

as such


9

prevent

preventing

avoid

avoiding


10

reproduce

reproductive

reproduction

reproductively


11

protection

protecting

protect

protective


12

rate

size

amount

dearth


13

different

differ

differs

defer


14

risk

fate

destiny

chance


15

predator

predators

predatory

predate


Question 1 of 20

She is very happy because she starts her new _____ today.

 

work

 

job

 

post

 

labour

Question 2 of 20

Well, not that often but there are things that completely _____ me.

 

mysterious

 

mystify

 

mysteriously

 

mystery

Question 3 of 20

Never mind, most of the time it behaves like a little _________.

 

angel

 

angelic

 

angles

 

angle

Question 4 of 20

Children are not ______ in that public house.

 

allowed

 

agreed

 

accepted

 

aloud

Question 5 of 20

I like to visit other countries but I find the ______ of travel is too high.

 

currency

 

 

 

cost

 

 

 

money

 

 

 

Expenses

Question 6 of 20

Personally I´m looking forward to my holidays when I´ll be _______ of it for twoo weeks.

 

freed

 

freedom

 

free

 

freer

Question 7 of 20

I cannot work today because I have very bad tooth _______ .

 

hurt

 

ache

 

damage

 

pain

Question 8 of 20

Not too bad but sometimes I just can´t get the _____ of it.

 

low

 

hang

 

drop

 

fall

Question 9 of 20

What sort of things do you have in _____ .

 

idea

 

mind

 

thought

 

think

Question 10 of 20

Do you want _____ sugar in your coffee

 

much

 

any

 

little

 

some

 

 

 

Question 11 of 20

How are you getting on ____ your new computer?

 

at

 

by

 

for

 

with

Question 12 of 20

You can see the _______ about the sale in the local paper.

 

announcement

 

warning

 

notice

 

advertisement

Question 13 of 20

And just think of all ________ you get from having one.

 

benefits

 

benefit

 

benefited

 

beneficiaries

Question 14 of 20

They do not ______ cheques in that restaurant.

 

admit

 

allow

 

agree

 

accept

Question 15 of 20

One day I hope I shall ________ the lottery.

 

reach

 

collect

 

win

 

gain

 

Question 16 of 20

Do you mean it drives you up the _____ ?

 

ceiling

 

floor

 

wall

 

roof

Question 17 of 20

He must have a lot of money because this summer he is going on a cruise ______ the world.

 

about

 

across

 

around

 

through

Question 18 of 20

Yes, I know what you mean that´s when you´d like to smash it to __________.

 

peaces

 

peace

 

pieces

 

piece

Question 19 of 20

Well, take the times when everything _______.

 

freezes

 

frees

 

frozen

 

freezing

Question 20 of 20

Have you read that book _____ the life of Van Gogh

 

of

 

over

 

in

 

about