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READING Choose the best option (A, B, C or D) to complete the passage Different regions have different rates of population growth. The 20th century saw the biggest (1)............ in the world's population in human history. In 2000, the United Nations (2)............ that the world population was then growing at the rate of 1.14% (or about 75 million people) per year. According to data from the CIA's 2005-2006 World Fact books, the world population currently increases by 203,800 every day. Globally, the population growth rate has been (3)............ declining from its peak of 2.19% in 1963, but growth remains high in the Middle East and Sub-Sahara Africa. While the regions with the highest growth are (4)............ Asia and Africa, the world's fastest growing rate are Hispanic- Latino origin, who make up 33 of the 75 million people born per year, or 44% of the world's population growth per year. Within the next decade, Japan and Western Europe are also expected (5).. ......... negative population growth due to sub-replacement fertility rates. 1. A.decrease 2. A.estimates B. fall B. has estimated C. decline C. estimated D. increase D. had estimated 3. A.steady 4. A. of B. steadily B. by C. steadiness C. in D. unsteady D. on 5. A. encounter B. encountering C. to encounter D. encounters

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Read the following passage and choose the correct answer. A music competition is an event in which people compete for prizes by performing music. Music competitions can be for solo performers or for small or large groups such as orchestras, bands or choirs. Some competitions are for young people who are starting to make a professional career in music. Other music competitions may be for amateurs, which means that professional musicians are not allowed to compete. The person who decides who is the winner is called the adjudicator. Some big festivals have a team of several adjudicators who decide together on the winner. The British and International Federation of Music Festivals organizes music competitions for amateurs in many parts of the British Isles. Children and adults can take part in competing for music, speech and drama and dance. Competitions like these are often called “festivals” because the main reason for taking part is to enjoy performing rather than just to win. There are many big international competitions for some of the most talented musicians from all over the world. Winning a big competition can help a young musician to start a successful career. Some people think that it can also be a bad thing to win a big competition, especially for musicians who are still very young. It may make them a star for a short time but they still have to get better and mature as a musician and a person. 1. Who are not allowed to compete in competitions for amateurs? A. Old musicians. B. Young musicians. C. Amateur musicians. D. Professional musicians 2. The adjudicator is .... A. the person who observes the competition B. the person who decides who is the winner in a competition C. the loser in a competition D. the winner in a competition 3. Why are some music competitions called “festivals”? A. Because many competitors want to get enjoyment rather than to win. B. Because many competitors in each music competition. C. Because they are well-organized. D. Because people of all ages can take part in the competitions. 4. Why is it sometimes bad for young musicians to win a big competition? A. Because they can be a star for a short time. B. Because they get too little money. C. Because they can think they are the best and don't learn any more. D. Because they still grow up and can play better. 5. The word “talented” in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to …. A. handicapped B. gifted C. disabled D. bad