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Lesson 1

1. Tell whether each of the following statements is true or false based on the text.

1) The author’s neighbor didn’t realize he was a house father when he took his son on their daily hike.

2) The author got the idea of being a house father after he had read some articles on

house fatherhood on newspapers and magazines.

3) The author’s friends envied him because he had excelled all of them in his job.

4) After he had decided to quit his job, the author informed his boss in advance.

5) The author’s father was once a soldier and his mother a housewife.

6) Although the author enjoyed doing the house chores, he couldn’t find a sense of purpose.

7) The author’s father expressed disbelief in his son’s decision, but the father

respected the son’s choice.

8) After quitting his job, the author developed a much better relationship with his son due to the time they spent together.

9) Through this article, the author intends to tell us how to keep balance between

our family life and work.

10) Although the author didn’t know whether he had made a wise choice of quitting

his job, he did find that being a house father paid off.

2. Select one word for each blank in the passage from the list of choices given in the word bank following the passage. Use the chosen words in the bank only once.

When it comes to development, apart from the economic dimension, we must not lose ___1___ of the ecological and socio-cultural dimensions. Although conservation finds itself in ___2___ with urban life, the ___3____ to a green economy generally benefits Brazil in various ways. In terms of the ecological dimension, the energy sector requires a ___4____ of investments in carbon intensive energy sources to clean energy. Many of these investments would be ____5___ in the future. In terms of socio-cultural aspect, the green economy demands greater social equity. For Brazil which is among the ten countries that has the worst income ____6___ on the planet, the transition could, thus, serve as a platform for poverty eradication. Meanwhile, Brazil has greatly favorable natural conditions that would give it a competitive ___7____. Moreover, in a green economy, sustainable development could render the state the confidence ___8___ by the international financial crisis.

Actually economy and environment do not necessarily clash. There is also another way to classify the economic value of an environmental resource, as was established in the “Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Report” that categorizes or ____9___ environmental services in provision, regulation and support. The transition to a green economy ____10____, according to the report, a series of desirable results in the long term, whether economic, social or environmental.

A) transition I) edge

B) rewarded J) obliged

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