CARS

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By Victor Paniego



1 COMPREHENSION

Why do a lot of people use the car nowadays?
Because it has liberated millions of people.
Because we have the frustration of traffic jams.
Because a lot of people work making cars and they have to sell them.
Because it has become a cheap way of travelling and we don't have an alternative.
Because after a century, it is the most reliable transport for the future.

2 COMPREHENSION

In what sense does traffic affect people?
It has advantages and disadvantages.
It kills people in car crashes.
It has no other alternative for the British.
It creates pollution and makes people anxious.
It affects people, but other means of transport are the same.

3 COMPREHENSION

What are the most remarkable features of Britain's motor industry?
It is not a very important industry in that country.
A lot of people work there but it may have problems in the future.
It creates pollution and new roads cause the destruction of forests.
It makes cheap and fast cars.
It is an important industry because it sells a great number of cars in Europe.

4 LEXICON

Find in the text the word which has the following definition: "Situation in which there are so many vehicles that they move very slowly or not at all."
traffic
traffic jam
pollution
transport
road building

5 LEXICON

Find one synonym in the text for INTERMINABLE
viable
enormous
neverending
essential
major

6 LEXICON

Find one synonym in the text for FAST
present
ultimately
enormous
wasted
quickly

7 LEXICON

Give one synonym for ORDINARY
normal
fat
beautiful
great
sad

8 GRAMMAR

JOIN the following sentences in an appropriate way (do not use AND). Make changes if necessary: "The car has allowed millions to travel cheaply and quickly. It causes pollution and noise."
The car has allowed millions to travel cheaply and quickly but it causes pollution and noise
The car has allowed millions to travel cheaply and quickly and it causes pollution and noise
The car has allowed millions to travel cheaply and quickly who it causes pollution and noise
The car has allowed millions to travel cheaply and quickly where it causes pollution and noise
The car has allowed millions to travel cheaply and quickly because it causes pollution and noise

9 GRAMMAR

Use the VERBS in brackets correctly: "If we (HAVE) better public transports, many people (NOT USE) their cars."
If we have better public transports, many people didn't use their cars.
If we had better public transports, many people would not use their cars.
If we had had better public transports, many people would not have their cars.
If we didn't have better public transports, many people would use their cars.
If we had better public transports, many people have not used their cars.

10 GRAMMAR

PUT the following sentence into the PASSIVE VOICE: "They have also sentenced the present generation to the frustration of long joumeys."
The present generation had been sentenced to the frustration of long joumeys.
The present generation has been sentenced to the frustration of long joumeys.
The long journeys have been sentenced by the present generation.
The present generation is being sentenced to the frustration of long joumeys.
The present generation will be sentenced to the frustration of long joumeys.

11 GRAMMAR

JOIN the following sentences with a RELATIVE PRONOUN: "Britain's motor industry today employs a million people. Britain's motor industry is one of the best industries in the world."
Britain's motor industry, which today employs a million people, is one of the best industries in the world
Britain's motor industry today employs a million people that are the best industries in the world.
Britain's motor industry today employs a million people and it is one of the best industries in the world.
Britain's motor industry, one of the best industries in the world, today employs a million people.
Britain's motor industry today employs a million people. Britain's motor industry is one of the best industries in the world