ODTÜ PROFICIENCY SINAVI HAZIRLIK 6 İÇİN
Odtü Proficiency Sınavı Hazırlık, Örnek
1 – Odtü Proficiency Sınavı Hazırlık ( Odtü Proficiency Sınavı Hazırlık için Bireysel – Özel Ders)
2 – Odtü Proficiency Sınavı Hazırlık ( Odtü Proficiency Sınavı Hazırlık için 4 kişilik Gruplarla Ders )
SECTION 5 : TEXT COMPREHENSION
Questions 106- 135
On your answer sheet, mark the alternative which best answers the question or completes the statement about the text.
Deliberate car-wrecking exhibitions, known as demolition derbies, may be safer than you think. The cars used are reinforced in places that might give way on impact, injuring the driver, so now the process of wrecking cars while keeping the person inside safe has practically been reduced to a science.
106. According to the text, _________.
a) demolition derbies appear to be more dangerous than they actually are
b) it is against the rules of the derbies to make any changes in the car
c) if the car is wrecked, the driver always has at least minor injuries
d) scientific studies indicate that demolition derbies should be prohibited
Our New Pacific Budget Fares:
Just $690 round trip to Manila
3 Just $698 round trip to Hong Kong or Taipei from San Francisco or Los Angeles.
You can fly to the Orient on one of our daily 747 flights with confirmed reservations and at big discount off Economy Fare, too. To qualify for our special fare you must buy your ticket at least 21 days in advance .
6 of when you plan to leave. Your flight will be confirmed seven to fourteen days before the week you take off. Fifty percent rebates in the case of change or cancellation.
107. According to the text, the flights _________.
a) leave three times a day
b) are sometimes on 747s
c) are cheaper than Economy Fare
d) are confirmed 21 days in advance
108. To arrange for a flight, the passenger must _________.
a) buy a ticket one month in advance
b) notify the airline of the exact date he will leave
c) give seven to fourteen days’ notice if he wants all his money back
d) be willing to take the flight assigned to him
Writers of advertisements are amateur psychologists. They know just what will appeal to our instincts and emotions. In general, there are three major areas in our nature at which advertising aims – preservation,
3 pride and pleasure. Preservation, for example, relates to our innate desire to live longer, know more, and look better than our forefathers did. Pride encompasses all sorts of things – our desire to show off, to brag about our prosperity or our good taste, to be one of the elite. We all want to enjoy the fruits of our
6 labours, and this is where the pleasure principle comes in. We want to be entertained, to eat and drink well, and to relax in comfortable surroundings.
109. An advertisement about the effects of vitamins on our body would probably appeal to our sense of _________.
d) all of the above
110. Based on the information given in the text, in which of the following situations would you feel proud?
a) Sitting by a poolside drinking cocktails
b) Looking 35 at the age of 50
c) Owning three expensive cars
d) Sleeping in a water bed
111. Successful advertisers _________.
a) are aware of human nature
b) have strong instincts and emotions
c) satisfy all our desires
d) try to entertain us
Joan is fourteen years old, a bright student, and suffering from self-imposed starvation. She has anorexia nervosa. Anorexia means ‘without appetite’ and nervosa means ‘of nervous origin’. One morning six months ago Joan looked at herself in the mirror and decided she needed to lose some weight. Then 1.65 meters tall and weighing 50 kilos, she presently weighs 37 kilos and is in the
5 hospital where she is undergoing psychiatric treatment and being fed intravenously.
What happened to Joan? Why has she ruthlessly starved herself nearly to death? Joan is a typical anorexic – an adolescent girl who refuses to eat for the purpose of rebelling against the pressures imposed upon her by the adult environment. Family members – sometimes the mother, sometimes the father, sometimes both – require her to achieve more than they have in their lives. In her mind, school
10 unites with her family to push her forward. Submissive for years, what does she finally do? She refuses food, says no to the two forces that are pushing her. Instead of growing into a mature woman, she holds back her physical growth by self-imposed starvation. In fact, she regresses to childhood, to the stage when she lacked curves. No one expected much from her then, and she was dependent upon adults who gave her love and approval without demanding anything from her in return.
15 Anorexia nervosa, formerly not recognised as a disease, has become common among adolescent girls.
Today the cure is prolonged treatment by a psychiatrist who initiates discussion among family members and the patient to determine the causes and ways to eliminate them in the future.