уровня TOEFL по английскому языку. № 6.
Прочтите следующий текст о богатстве.
Затем ответьте на вопросы с 1 по 5.
the following text about wealth. Then answer
questions 1 to 5.
means different things to different people.
For some people still living in tribes,
money has little meaning. It is tribe that
they value. The community at Gudalur, South
India, is extremely poor. The members used
to live in the forest but could not prove
ownership of any land. In their culture,
there was no conception that land
could be owned. Land, water and air are
regarded as available for all to use.
The government sold the forests in which
the tribal community lived to a multinational
tea corporation. It was assumed that the
forests were empty and the company acquired
large tracts of them as tea plantations.
Members of the tribe continued to live on
the edges, but how could they secure their
rights? They decided that the only way to
strengthen the community was to obtain a
tea plantation. They prepared a business
plan and obtained a loan to buy one.
The plantation is now their own. In two
years the yield doubled, and it now supports
a school and a hospital.
being virtual outcasts, the tribe
is now respected. Their tea fetches high
prices because of its quality, but rather
than dividing the profits among the group
working on the plantation, the pickers themselves
said that any extra earnings should go to
the tribal community. They said that if
they became wealthy while others remained
poor, their community would fall apart.
The tribe didn't see themselves as poor.
They saw themselves as people without money.
'conception' is closest in meaning to:
a) birthright/ b) notion/
(2) 'one' refers to:
a) a bank loan/
b) a business plan/ c) a tea plantation/
'outcasts' is closest in meaning to: a) social rejects/
b) homeless people/
The thing the tribe care about most is:
a) Their tea plantation/
b) Their wealth/ c) Their community /
Which of the following adjectives best describes
a) Worthless /
b) Avaricious /
c) Altruistic / d) Gullible/
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