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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 October, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 October, 2010, 12:00am

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 The residents of TKO took to the streets because ...

a. they want the government to abandon plans to extend the landfill near their homes

b. they want the government to do something about recycling

c. they want the government to do something about the rising property prices

d. they want the government to develop more country parks

2 How many tonnes of waste does Hong Kong produce per day?

a. 3.27 million

b. 3,000

c. 18,000

d. 6.45 million

3 According to Dr Tso, incineration is a solution for Hong Kong because ...

a. it does not emit hazardous compounds like benzene and dioxin

b. it does not need much space

c. it is safe to use with the latest technology

d. it is accepted by the majority of Hong Kong people

4 The government has failed to do which of the following?

a. to follow up on the waste management policy introduced in 2005

b. to charge households for the waste they produce

c. to impose charges for electronic waste and packaging materials

d. all of the above

Think about

1 Do you agree with the TKO residents' demonstration?

2 Do you think being charged for your household waste will help your family cut down waste?

3 To solve the waste problem in Hong Kong, we need to learn to live simply, according to Dr Tso. How do we live simply? Think of as many examples as you can.

Vocabulary

1 People should abandon the ________ mentality and work together to make the city a better place.

2 Some people cannot stand durians for its __________ smell.

3 __________ is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. Some common symptoms are coughing and shortness of breath.

Answers:

Reading comprehension:

1. a, 2. c, 3. c, 4. d

Vocabulary:

1. not-in-my-backyard, 2. stinky, 3. Asthma

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