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  • Test Based Off Of The "Holiday on Ice" Reading

    Question 1 of 8

    1

    What surprises the writer about the popularity of Holiday on Ice?

    Select one of the following:

    • THE SHOW HAS NOT CHANGED SINCE IT STARTED.

    • FEW PEOPLE KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS SEEN IT.

    • ICE-SKATING IS NOT GENERALLY A POPULAR HOBBY.

    • PEOPLE OFTEN SAY THEY PREFER OTHER TYPES OF SHOW.

    Question 2 of 8

    1

    The writer describes the backstage area in order to show

    Select one of the following:

    • THE CONDITIONS THAT THE SKATERS PUT UP WITH

    • THE TYPE OF SKATER THAT THE SHOW ATTRACTS.

    • HOW MUCH FUN THE CAST HAVE DURING THEIR WORK.

    • HOW MUCH PREPARATION IS NEEDED FOR A PERFORMANCE.

    Question 3 of 8

    1

    What does the writer highlight about the show in the third paragraph?

    Select one of the following:

    • THE NEED FOR A HIGHER LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT

    • THE DIFFICULTY OF FINDING SUITABLE EQUIPMENT

    • THE RANGE OF COMPANIES INVOLVED IN THE PRODUCTION

    • THE VARIETY OF PLACES IN WHICH THE SHOW HAS BEEN STAGED

    Question 4 of 8

    1

    For Robin Cousins, the key point when rehearsing skating routines is

    Select one of the following:

    • THE MOVEMENT OF THE LIGHTS.

    • KEEPING IN TIME WITH THE MUSIC.

    • FILLING ALL AVAILABLE SPACE ON THE ICE

    • THE SKATERS' POSITIONS ON THE ICE.

    Question 5 of 8

    1

    Cousins believes that he can meet the challenge of producing shows for different audiences

    Select one of the following:

    • BY VARYING THE ROUTINES EACH NIGHT.

    • BY ADAPTING MOVEMENTS TO SUIT LOCAL TASTES.

    • BY PRESENTING FAMILIAR MATERIAL IN AN UNEXPECTED WAY.

    • BY SELECTING MUSIC THAT LOCAL AUDIENCES WILL RESPOND TO.

    Question 6 of 8

    1

    What does Cousins suggest in paragraph 5 about skating in shows?

    Select one of the following:

    • IT ALLOWS SKATERS TO TRY OUT A RANGE OF IDEAS.

    • IT ENABLES SKATERS TO VISIT A VARIETY OF PLACES.

    • IT CAN BE AS COMPETITIVE AS OTHER FORMS OF SKATING.

    • IT IS PARTICULARLY WELL PAID

    Question 7 of 8

    1

    What is meant by 'the hard way' in paragraph 5

    Select one of the following:

    • THROUGH MAKING A LOT OF ERRORS

    • THROUGH DIFFICULT PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

    • BY OVER-ESTIMATING THE ABILITY OF OTHERS

    • BY MISUNDERSTANDING THE EXPECTATIONS OF OTHERS

    Question 8 of 8

    1

    What conclusion does the writer draw about Holiday on Ice?

    Select one of the following:

    • IT IS MORE ENJOYABLE TO WATCH THAN FORMAL ICE-SKATING.

    • IT REQUIRES AS MUCH SKILL AS OLYMPIC ICE-SKATING.

    • IT IS HARD TO KNOW WHO REALLY ENJOYS IT.

    • IT IS DIFFICULT TO DISLIKE IT.