exam at Sydney PLT 15/4

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Retell lecture
Happiness
Low birth rate in Europe
Fish agriculture
SST
Greenhouse gas co2
human rights in the uk
Describe images
Precipitation and temperature chart in Albany
Maslow hierarchy
Population bar graph
Pie chart causes of defrostation
Uninsured and insured people in the us line graph
Essay
We should deduct marks from students who submit their homework late. Give opinion and suggestion
Causes and solutions of slow birth rate ageing population in developed countries
FIB
Maya diet in Mexico
Ocean floor formation, frigid environment
Texas cosmology center
WFD
Everyone must evacuate from the premises during the fire drill
Answer short question
How many years are there in a millennium
Where do students get references and materials in uni
The doctor takes care of our teeth called? Dentist

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4 annele 04.16 09:40
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1. TEXAS COSMOLOGY CENTER (collaborate, overlap, revealed, laboratory, advent)
A new interdisciplinary center for the study of the frontiers of the universe, from the tiniest subatomic particle to the largest chain of galaxies, has been formed at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Texas Cosmology Center will be a way for the university's departments of Astronomy and Physics to collaborate on research that concerns them both.
"This center will bring the two departments together in an area where they overlap in the physics of the very early universe," said Dr. Neal Evans, Astronomy Department chair.
Astronomical observations have revealed the presence of dark matter and dark energy, discoveries that challenge our knowledge of fundamental physics. And today's leading theories in physics involve energies so high that no Earth-bound particle accelerator can test them. They need the universe as their laboratory.
Dr. Steven Weinberg, Nobel laureate and professor of physics at the university, called the Center's advent "a very exciting development" for that department.
2. WHAT’S EATING IN AMERICA (acknowledge, staple, manifestation)
Descendants of the Maya living in Mexico still sometimes refer to themselves as “the corn people.” The phrase is not intended as metaphor. Rather, it’s meant to acknowledge their abiding dependence on this miraculous grass, the staple of their diet for almost 9,000 years.
For an American like me, growing up linked to a very different food chain, yet one that is also rooted in corn, not to think of himself as a corn person suggests either a failure of imagination or a triumph of capitalism.
Or perhaps a little of both. For the great edifice of variety and choice that is an American supermarket rests on a remarkably narrow biological foundation: corn. It’s not merely the feed that the steers and the chickens and the pigs and the turkeys ate; it’s not just the source of the flour and the oil and the leavenings, the glycerides and coloring in the processed foods; it’s not just sweetening the soft drinks or lending a shine to the magazine cover over by the checkout. The supermarket itself–the wallboard and joint compound, the linoleum and fiberglass and adhesives out of which the building itself has been built–is in no small measure a manifestation of corn.
3. OCEAN FLOOR (formation, frigid, surprise, thrived)
The sea floor is home to many unique communities of plants and animals. Most of these marine ecosystems are near the water surface, such as the Great Barrier Reef, a 2,000 km (1,242 miles) long coral formation off the north-eastern coast of Australia. Coral reefs, like nearly all complex living communities, depend on solar energy for growth. The sun's energy, however, penetrates at only about 300 m (984 ft) below the surface of the water. The relatively shallow penetration of solar energy and the sinking of cold, subpolar water combine to make most of the deep ocean floor a frigid environment with few life forms.
In 1977, scientists discovered hot springs at a depth of 2.5 km, on the Galapagos Rift (spreading ridge) off the coast of Ecuador. This exciting discovery was not really a surprise. Since the early 1970s, scientists had predicted that hot springs (geothermal vents) should be found at the active spreading centers along the mid-oceanic ridges, where magma, at temperatures over 1,000 °C, presumably was being erupted to form new oceanic crust. More exciting, because it was totally unexpected, was the discovery of abundant and unusual sea life -- giant tube worms, huge clams, and mussels -- that thrived around the hot springs.
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Anyone wanting to get to the top of international business, medicine or academia (but possibly not sport) needs to be able to speak English to a pretty high level.
Equally, any native English speaker wanting to deal with these new high achievers needs to know how to talk without baffling them.
Because so many English-speakers today have little idea how difficult it is to master another language.
Many think the best way to make foreigners understand is to be chatty and informal.
This may seem friendly but, as it probably involves using colloquial expressions, it makes comprehension harder.

There was another one in the question bank but I cannot remember sorry.
12 달발 04.16 10:23
thanks for sharing your exam.  I got same question ( ocean floor)

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4 annele 04.16 10:39
@달발 : do you remember Retell lecture and SST question?
12 달발 04.16 12:43
as i mentioned above RE- NGO, http://pte-a.com/data/file/exam/1021516864_CBkoimt0_a8d5735b53261fb6d8799922414400f625264379.jpg
and lecture with graph
sst- indian peasant , i can't remember another one sorry.