3. Complete the following passages with the most appropriate choices.
Giant pandas are black-and-white Chinese bears that are on the verge of (1) ------------- . These large, cuddly-looking mammals have a big head, a heavy body, rounded ears, and a short tail. Most bears' eyes have round pupils. The (2) ------------- is the giant panda, whose pupils are vertical slits, like cats' eyes, these unusual eyes (3) ---------- the Chinese to call the panda the "giant cat bear."
a. 1) indication 2. Dimension 3) predicted
b. 1) accommodation 2. Predicted 3) reversed
c. 1) inspiration 2. Indicated 3) stimulated
d. 1) extinction 2. Exception 3) inspired
A Special Christmas Present
David wants to buy a Christmas present for a very special person, his mother. David's father gives him $5.00 a week pocket money and David puts $2.00 a week into his bank account. After three months David takes $20.00 out of his bank account and goes to the shopping mall. He looks and looks for a perfect gift.
Suddenly he sees a beautiful brooch in the shape of his favourite pet. He says to himself, "My mother loves jewelry, and the brooch costs only $17.00." He buys the brooch and takes it home. He wraps the present in Christmas paper and places it under the tree. He is very excited and he is looking forward to Christmas morning to see the joy on his mother's face.
But when his mother opens the present she screams with fright because she sees a spider.
4. Who does David get his money from?
a. His pet
b. His mother
c. His father
d. His sister
5. What does david with the present when he takes it home?