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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 June, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 June, 2009, 12:00am

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 Why is Disneyland's entry promotion so controversial?

a. adults still have to pay full price

b. the aim of closing schools was to keep children away from each other

c. cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Disneyland

d. children should be doing school work at home

2 What percentage of the park is owned by the government?

a. 45 per cent

b. 50 per cent

c. 67 per cent

d. 57 per cent

3 Who said that visitor numbers have not been falling?

a. Ocean Park

b. the government

c. Disneyland

d. the Hong Kong Tourism Board

4 How many sterilising machines has Disney installed?

a. 400

b. 300

c. 100

d. 200

5 Why won't the sterilising machines be enough to prevent the spread of flu in the park?

a. people must be forced to use them

b. people must also wear masks

c. people should stay at home

d. the virus is airborne

6 Why is Disneyland trying harder to attract domestic customers?

a. the government is forcing them to

b. inbound tourist numbers are down

c. operational costs have gone up

d. they want to expand the park

Word power

Match the following words with their meanings below:

1 spread

2 exhibitions

3 frequency

4 ignore

5 upgraded

6 community

a. to extend over an increasing area

b. all people living in a particular area

c. the rate at which something happens

d. a public display of items

e. improved to a higher standard

f. to not take notice of someone or something

Think about

1 Do you think Hong Kong Disneyland is acting responsibly?

2 Should parents who buy the tickets or Disneyland be responsible for preventing the spread of swine flu?

3 How far do you think the government should intervene in business decisions?


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Word power: 1. f, 2. e, 3. g, 4. d, 5. b, 6. c, 7. a

Reading comprehension: 1. c, 2. d, 3. a