Reading Comprehension: Instead of immigration myths

Paul Oehme
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Please read the article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/23/instead-of-immigration-myths-we-now-have-facts-will-we-act-upon-them
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Question 1

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The author thinks the report is good and can be trusted.
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  • True
  • False

Question 2

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What does the author complain about (§1)?
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  • that somebody compiled some evidence
  • that work on the report started in 1990 and took very long
  • that the British do not think enough about migration
  • that nobody used solid facts in the discussion

Question 3

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What should the UK have done in 2004?
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  • leave the EU
  • join the EU
  • have no election
  • restrict migration

Question 4

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There were no solid facts for a long time. What did this lead to?
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  • Nobody knew for sure what migration meant for the UK.
  • Lies were spread.
  • Citizens relied on hearsay.
  • The mood of the country turned anti-migration.

Question 5

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What will you not find in the report?
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  • more than 100 pages
  • irony
  • data, facts, statistics
  • ideas on how to handle migration

Question 6

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Read this sentence closely and in its context (=the paragraph). Which information does it contain? "Years of using immigration as a political football with which to achieve short-term goals have clearly come at a cost."
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  • Politicians abused the topic to gain popularity.
  • Parliament had a football match on the topic.
  • The blame is mainly on the politicians.
  • This was a long development.

Question 7

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Is the summary of the report as given in the paragraphs "Among the most common phrases..." and "Other sections of the MAC..." correct as an over-all impression of the report?
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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Does the information in the paragraph "The only areas of life..." give the reader the impression that there are serious drawbacks to migration?
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  • True
  • False

Question 9

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What does the author express which this phrasing, "the issue at the heart of the greatest political folly of our age [...] was – after all – founded on a fantasy"?
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  • what you think you know about migration is not true
  • the political discussion was utterly useless
  • the discussion was the single biggest mistake of the last years
  • there is some truth to the discussion

Question 10

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Does the author believe that the report will change the discussion on migration?
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  • True
  • False
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