PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 September, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 September, 2009, 12:00am

Go to the Young Post website, choose 'Listening' from the menu and find the sound clips for this week's exercise. Each relates to a question below

Question 1

Fill in Ting Shi's business card

Question 2

Which organisation broke the story on the lead poisoning?

a. South China Morning Post

b. Associated Press

c. Reuters

d. Xinhua

Question 3

Fill in the number of children poisoned in the correct area.

Question 4

What, according to Ting Shi, is another issue

concerning the residents?

a. They want water

b. They want to be relocated

c. They want better housing

d. They have no schools

Question 5

Circle the functions lead poisoning affects:

a. Reproduction

b. Memory

c. Motor skills

d. Nerves

e. Eyesight

Question 6

What has the government done about this problem?

(Circle all which apply)

a. Moved people out

b. Given everyone medical tests

c. Closed the smelters

d. Offered compensation

Question 7

What did the villagers in Shaanxi do?

(Circle all which apply)

a. Stormed the smelter

b. Called the police

c. Staged protests

d. Petitioned the president

Question 8

Why are the villagers worried?

a. There is no compensation

b. The weather is bad

c. Business is bad

d. Their children have no education

Question 9

Which group is among the country's top 500 companies?

a. Dongling Group

b. Hunan Smelters Inc

c. Shaanxi Metals

d. Beijing Bling

Question 10

Why is this problem common on the mainland?

a. Because of overfishing

b. Because of the Olympics

c. Because of climate change

d. Because of rapid industrialisation


1. National Desk News Editor

2. d

3. 850 (Shaanxi); 1,300 (Hunan)

4. b

5. a; b; c; d

6. c

7. a; c

8. a

9. a

10. d